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New Arrivals - Nonfiction on DVD for the weeks of August 5 and August 12

Check out the nonfiction films on DVD recently added to the library's collection.


Amazon Says: Recorded live before a sold-out audience at the WAMU theatre at Madison Square Gardens. Russell Peters delivers material from his record breaking Homecoming Tour, with tales o more...
Amazon Says: Recorded live before a sold-out audience at the WAMU theatre at Madison Square Gardens. Russell Peters delivers material from his record breaking Homecoming Tour, with tales of his travels to India and Dubai, as well as his own issues with body hair, the less...
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Amazon Says: Produced in celebration of the 75th Anniversary of the publication of The Great Gatsby, this fascinating documentary explores the turbulent life and dark creative spirit of it more...
Amazon Says: Produced in celebration of the 75th Anniversary of the publication of The Great Gatsby, this fascinating documentary explores the turbulent life and dark creative spirit of its writer, F. Scott Fitzgerald. It examines his disappointing college days at Princeton, his disastrous marriage to Zelda, his difficult relationship with Hemingway, and his tendency to sell out and compromise his talent for cash, which led to his turbulent last days in Hollywood. It dispels the age-old mythology surrounding Fitzgerald, largely created by himself, which tends to glamorize the Jazz-Age and his alcoholism. Including contributions by the author's granddaughter Eleanor Lanahan, plus writers Hunter S. Thompson, George Plimpton and Jay McInerney, this program presents a fascinating portrait of this most enduring American icon. less...
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Amazon Says: Takes viewers to England's West Midlands, to Warwick and Oxford, to an ancient Lancashire school, to Saxon burial sites and many other places, including the real Dead Marshes, more...
Amazon Says: Takes viewers to England's West Midlands, to Warwick and Oxford, to an ancient Lancashire school, to Saxon burial sites and many other places, including the real Dead Marshes, otherwise known as the Great War battlefields of the Somme. less...
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Amazon Says: Dont Stop Believin : Everymans Journey follows the real life rock n roll fairy tale of Filipino Arnel Pineda, who was plucked from YouTube to become the front man for iconic more...
Amazon Says: Dont Stop Believin : Everymans Journey follows the real life rock n roll fairy tale of Filipino Arnel Pineda, who was plucked from YouTube to become the front man for iconic American rock band Journey. In this Cinderella story for the ages, Arnel, having overcome a lifetimes worth of hardships, must now navigate the immense pressures of replacing a legendary singer and leading a world-renowned band on their most extensive world tour in years. less...
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Amazon Says: Released to critical acclaim and enthusiastic audience reactions since its UK premiere in September 2012, we are delighted to announce that Last Shop Standing - the Rise, Fall more...
Amazon Says: Released to critical acclaim and enthusiastic audience reactions since its UK premiere in September 2012, we are delighted to announce that Last Shop Standing - the Rise, Fall and Rebirth of the Independent Record Shop has been chosen as the official record store day film for 2013. Inspired by the book of the same name by Graham Jones, the film charts the rapid rise of record shops in the 1960s / 70s and 80's, the influence of the chart, the underhand deals, the demise of vinyl and rise of the CD as well as new technologies. Hear from over 20 record shop owners and music industry leaders such as Tony Wadsworth as well as musicians including Paul Weller, Johnny Marr, Norman Cook, Billy Bragg, Nerina Pallot, Richard Hawley and Clint Boon as they all tell us how the shops became and still are a part of their own musical education, a place to cherish and discover new bands and new music. less...
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Amazon Says: For the first time in 35 years, child eyewitness Daniel Lutz recounts his version of the infamous Amityville haunting that terrified his family in 1975. His parents story of t more...
Amazon Says: For the first time in 35 years, child eyewitness Daniel Lutz recounts his version of the infamous Amityville haunting that terrified his family in 1975. His parents story of their 28 days in the allegedly possessed house on Ocean Avenue went on to inspire a best-selling novel and subsequent film series that have both captivated and frustrated the public since their release. MY AMITYVILLE HORROR is a gripping documentary that details the struggle behind growing up as part of a world famous haunting and shows that while Daniel's facts may be other's fiction, the psychological scars he carries are all too real. Special Features: Commentary, Featurette, Q&A, Trailer less...
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Amazon Says: At 2:50pm on April 15, 2013, two bomb blasts turned the Boston Marathon finish line from a scene of triumph into a scene of tragedy--leaving three dead, hundreds injured, and more...
Amazon Says: At 2:50pm on April 15, 2013, two bomb blasts turned the Boston Marathon finish line from a scene of triumph into a scene of tragedy--leaving three dead, hundreds injured, and a city gripped by heartbreak and terror. Less than five days later, the key suspects were identified and apprehended; one dead, the other in custody. How did investigators transform the chaos of the bombing into a coherent trail of clues, pointing to the accused killers? NOVA follows the manhunt step by step, examining the role modern technology--combined with old-fashioned detective work--played in cracking the case. Given hundreds of hours of surveillance and bystander videos, how did agents spot the bad guys in a sea of spectators? Why couldn't facial recognition software I.D. the criminals? Could bomb chemistry analysis, cell phone GPS, infrared imagery, and crowd sourcing reveal any secrets behind this horrific crime? With the help of top criminal investigators and anti-terrorism experts, NOVA explores which technological innovations worked--and which didn't--in the most notorious case of today, and how the world of crime fighting could be transformed tomorrow. less...
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Amazon Says: In 1975 and 1976 Paul McCartney and Wings undertook the epic Wings over the World tour, the largest scale tour they would ever undertake as a band. From this tour came both th more...
Amazon Says: In 1975 and 1976 Paul McCartney and Wings undertook the epic Wings over the World tour, the largest scale tour they would ever undertake as a band. From this tour came both the legendary Wings over America triple live album and the concert film Rockshow. Although filmed on this tour at the enormous Kingdome in Seattle, Rockshow, originally a cut down version of the concert, was not premiered until November 1980 in New York and April 1981 in London. It was released on Betamax and later on laserdisc. Now for the first time the complete full length concert is being made available fully restored from the original 35mm film and with restored & remastered sound, including a 5.1 mix for the first time. This is Paul McCartney and Wings live on stage in a concert that is destined to live forever!Bonus Features:A Very Lovely Party on tour with Paul McCartney & Wings.Track Listing:1) Venus And Mars / Rock Show / Jet 2) Let Me Roll It 3) Spirits Of Ancient Egypt 4) Medicine Jar 5) Maybe I'm Amazed 6) Call Me Back Again 7) Lady Madonna 8) The Long And Winding Road 9) Live And Let Die 10) Picasso's Last Words 11) Richard Cory 12) Bluebird 13) I've Just Seen A Face 14) Blackbird 15) Yesterday 16) You Gave Me The Answer 17) Magneto And Titanium Man 18) Go Now 19) My Love 20) Listen To What The Man Said 21) Let 'Em In 22) Time To Hide 23) Silly Love Songs 24) Beware My Love 25) Letting Go 26) Band on the Run 27) Hi Hi Hi 28) Soily Note: The concert was taped almost 40 years ago. Hence the quality is not up to today's standard. less...
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