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New Arrivals - Nonfiction Films on DVD

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


Amazon Says: John Pinette is back and "Still Hungry" in this hilarious new one-hour live event, the eagerly anticipated follow-up to his record-breaking "I'm Starvin'" comedy special. In t more...
Amazon Says: John Pinette is back and "Still Hungry" in this hilarious new one-hour live event, the eagerly anticipated follow-up to his record-breaking "I'm Starvin'" comedy special. In this sold-out concert, taped at Chicago's famed Vic Theatre, the Broadway and television star delivers his smart, original observations on everyday life. Bonus Features: Tour of Chicago, Looking For John Pinette, Worst Snowstorm in 1,000 Years, In the Make-Up Chair, Fans, Photoshoot, Number 1 Fan less...
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Amazon Says: 1 is an action documentary showcasing the glamour, speed, danger and excitement of Formula One Grand Prix racing. Narrated by Michael Fassbender, the film tells the story of t more...
Amazon Says: 1 is an action documentary showcasing the glamour, speed, danger and excitement of Formula One Grand Prix racing. Narrated by Michael Fassbender, the film tells the story of the golden age of Formula 1®, when the sport became terrifyingly dangerous. In the late 1960s, Formula 1® cars doubled their engine size and sprouted wings, making them incredibly quick, but even more hazardous. With money pouring in from sponsorship and a new worldwide television audience, superstar drivers were born, thrown like gladiators into the ring. The drivers were legendary with charisma and raw talent, but many of them paid the ultimate price. "1" follows the story of the drivers who raced on the edge and those who stood up to change the sport forever. It is about the greatest show on earth Formula 1® less...
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Amazon Says: This remarkable animated doc traces the unconventional upbringing of the filmmaker Jung Henin, one of thousands of Korean children adopted by Western families after the end o more...
Amazon Says: This remarkable animated doc traces the unconventional upbringing of the filmmaker Jung Henin, one of thousands of Korean children adopted by Western families after the end of the Korean War. It is the story of a boy stranded between two cultures. The filmmaker tells his story using his own animation intercut with snippets of super-8 family footage and archival film. The result is an animated memoir like no other: clear-eyed and unflinching, humorous and wry, and above all, inspiring in the capacity of the human heart. Special Features: DVD and BD: Making Of Featurette, Booklet less...
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Amazon Says: In 1958, OMNIBUS, the Golden Age of Television s most distinguished series, commissioned Gene Kelly s fist television special. Written, choreographed, co-directed, and starrin more...
Amazon Says: In 1958, OMNIBUS, the Golden Age of Television s most distinguished series, commissioned Gene Kelly s fist television special. Written, choreographed, co-directed, and starring the Hollywood legend, DANCING, A MAN'S GAME enlisted some of the top names in sports to illustrate Kelly s message about the masculine grace of dance. Digitally re-mastered from the original 16mm kinescope prints preserved by the Library of Congress, this acclaimed production is available now for the first time since its historic NBC broadcast on December 21, 1958. FEATURING APPEARANCES BY Baseball Star MICKEY MANTLE, Football Quarterback JOHNNY UNITAS, Basketball Hero BOB COUSY, Boxing Champion SUGAR RAY ROBINSON, Olympic Skater DICK BUTTON and Dancing Greats EDWARD VILLELLA and PATRICK ADIARTE. ALSO INCLUDES: Collectible booklet with analysis by biographer and film historian Patricia Ward Kelly. less...
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Amazon Says: Peggy Cappy returns with a new special that will show you how this gentle yoga program can help improve your strength and balance. more...
Amazon Says: Peggy Cappy returns with a new special that will show you how this gentle yoga program can help improve your strength and balance. less...
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Amazon Says: Pope Benedict made history when he announced his resignation. In his wake he left a bitterly divided Vatican mired in scandals. Frontline goes inside the Vatican to unravel th more...
Amazon Says: Pope Benedict made history when he announced his resignation. In his wake he left a bitterly divided Vatican mired in scandals. Frontline goes inside the Vatican to unravel the remarkable series of events that led to the resignation that shook the world. Frontline gives a first-hand account of the final days of Benedict's papacy and the current battle to set the Church on a new path under Francis. less...
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Amazon Says: Hosted by actress Katherine Heigl, SHELTER ME celebrates the human-animal bond with positive, uplifting stories about shelter pets and their new homes. Every year, 3-4 million more...
Amazon Says: Hosted by actress Katherine Heigl, SHELTER ME celebrates the human-animal bond with positive, uplifting stories about shelter pets and their new homes. Every year, 3-4 million dogs and cats are euthanized in America's shelters. SHELTER ME focuses on the success stories to bring more people into the shelters to give these incredible animals a second chance. The first film shows how shelter pets are helping our returning war veterans cope with PTSD. We go inside a women's prison, where inmates train shelter dogs to become service animals for people with disabilities. We also see the journey of two stray dogs, from the day they are picked up on the streets and brought to the shelter until the day they become a beloved family pet. SHELTER ME is about redemption, hope, helping others and making a difference. less...
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Amazon Says: History of the 20th Century in America -Sweet Land of Liberty provides a condensed but thorough insight into the most memorable moments of the 20th Century for teachers, stude more...
Amazon Says: History of the 20th Century in America -Sweet Land of Liberty provides a condensed but thorough insight into the most memorable moments of the 20th Century for teachers, students, libraries, homeschoolers and history buffs. Usinguse thoroughly researched narration, vivid images, audio and video clips, and animation the story of the American experience is brought to life in ways no written words can. Viewers may watch the program from beginning to end or as individual segments suitable for use as condensed chronicles of each historical period. Recommended as unit or chapter introductions for middle and high school grade levels. TOTAL LENGTH: 70 Minutes Segments: 7 1. Civil Rights in America 1900s - 1960s Segment length: 11:31 From the KKK, Jim Crow laws, Jackie Robinson, and Plessy vs Ferguson, to Emmitt Till, Rosa Parks, desegregation, and Martin Luther King, Jr. 2. The Great Depression & Recovery 1930s Segment length: 10:07 America s economic crisis, the Bonus Army, growth of radio, FDR s New Deals, and labor laws in the Thirties 3. The Atomic Solution 1939 - 1945 Segment length: 6:51 The Einstein letter, the Manhattan Project, and Truman s decision to use the A-Bomb to end World War II 4. Suburbia & Levittown 1940s - 1950s Segment length: 10:48 The GI Bill, the growth of suburbia, the advent of TV, 3-D movies, UFOs, and American cars in the Fifties 5. The Space Race 1950s - 1960s Segment length: 5:52 Dr. Robert Goddard, Vernher Von Braun, the US & Russia reach for the Moon, with Mercury, Gemini, and Apollo programs 6. The Cold War: Pt. 1 1945 - 1960 Segment length: 10:09 Beginnings of Post-WWII conflicts, including the United Nations, the Iron Curtain, the Korean War, Senator Joseph McCarthy, and civil defense 7. The Cold War: Pt. 2 1960 - 1991 Segment length: 13:44 The conflicts continue to rage, including the Bay of Pigs invasion, the Berlin Wall, the Cuban missile crisis, the Vietnam War, SALT Talks, and the fall of Communism in Russia less...
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Amazon Says: Kathleen Hanna, lead singer of the punk band Bikini Kill and dance-punk trio Le Tigre, rose to national attention as the reluctant but never shy voice of the riot grrrl moveme more...
Amazon Says: Kathleen Hanna, lead singer of the punk band Bikini Kill and dance-punk trio Le Tigre, rose to national attention as the reluctant but never shy voice of the riot grrrl movement. In so doing she became both one of the most famously outspoken feminist icons and a cultural lightning rod. While her critics wished she would just shut up, her fans hoped she never would. So when in 2005 Hanna stopped shouting, many wondered why. Through 20 years of archival footage and intimate interviews with Hanna and those who were part of the scene, including music legends Joan Jett and Adam Horowitz, THE PUNK SINGER takes viewers on a fascinating tour of contemporary music and offers a never-before-seen view into the life of this fearless leader. less...
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