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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: Easy Yoga: The Secret to Strength and Balance with Peggy Cappy Yoga for the Rest of Us. Discover how yoga can come to the aid of anyone, regardless of age and mobility, who wa more...
Amazon Says: Easy Yoga: The Secret to Strength and Balance with Peggy Cappy Yoga for the Rest of Us. Discover how yoga can come to the aid of anyone, regardless of age and mobility, who wants to increase strength and their sense of balance, both critical for aging bodies. Yoga is a natural and low-impact weight-bearing exercise that both builds strength and works wonders for balance. In this latest routine, Peggy Cappy demonstrates her signature yoga approach which has helped many reduce stress and create greater comfort and ease in body, mind and spirit for more than 40 years. Peggy demonstrates how yoga poses can potentially increase your range of motion and improve awareness of your body. This seven-part yoga routine developed specifically to target strength and balance can be done all at once, or in segments as time permits, and can be practiced with or without the assistance of a chair. • Breathing Exerces; • Seated Warm-Ups; • Balance Warm-ps; • Standing Pose; • Sun Salutation; • Floor Stretches; • Guided Relaxatio. For forty years, Peggy Cappy has been teaching yoga to students of all ages and abilities. Peggy s other programs include Easy Yoga for Arthritis, Heart Healthy Yoga, and Back Care Basics. BONUS VIDEO This two-segment documentary focuses on maintaining and developing better balance, and on breathing and building strength. Bonus video is not rated. less...
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Amazon Says: Pope Benedict s final days and Francis battle to set the church on a new path. Pope Benedict made history when he announced his resignation, becoming the first Pope to step do more...
Amazon Says: Pope Benedict s final days and Francis battle to set the church on a new path. Pope Benedict made history when he announced his resignation, becoming the first Pope to step down voluntarily in six hundred years. In his wake he left a bitterly divided Vatican mired in scandals. But is Benedict s successor, Pope Francis, taming the forces that helped destroy Benedict s papacy? Is he succeeding in lifting the Church out of crisis? Nearly a year in the making, this 90 minute special from FRONTLINE goes inside the Vatican one of the world s most revered and mysterious institutions to unravel the remarkable series of events that led to the resignation that shook the world. Through interviews with those at the very heart of what happened cardinals, priests, convicted criminals, police, prosecutors and whistle-blowers 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: 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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