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New Arrivals - Nonfiction on DVD for the week of July 22

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


Amazon Says: 50 Million Americans - 1 in 4 children - don't know where their next meal is coming from. A Place at the Table tells the powerful stories of three such Americans, who maintain more...
Amazon Says: 50 Million Americans - 1 in 4 children - don't know where their next meal is coming from. A Place at the Table tells the powerful stories of three such Americans, who maintain their dignity even as they struggle just to eat. In a riveting journey that will change forever how you think about the hungry, A Place at the Table shows how the issue could be solved forever, once the American public decides - as they have in the past - that ending hunger is in the best interests of us all. less...
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Amazon Says: National Geographic goes inside the training of the special elite force of K-9s dedicated to serving the country. The Alpha Dogs have jumped out of helicopters to capture Osam more...
Amazon Says: National Geographic goes inside the training of the special elite force of K-9s dedicated to serving the country. The Alpha Dogs have jumped out of helicopters to capture Osama Bin Laden and have tracked Saddam Hussein. They're in police departments, the Secret Service and every branch of the military. less...
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Amazon Says: This documentary about Ginger Baker, drummer for Cream and Blind Faith, includes interviews with Eric Clapton, Steve Winwood, Carlos Santana and more. Beware of Mr. Baker! Wit more...
Amazon Says: This documentary about Ginger Baker, drummer for Cream and Blind Faith, includes interviews with Eric Clapton, Steve Winwood, Carlos Santana and more. Beware of Mr. Baker! With every smash of the drum is a man smashing through life, and smashing the filmmaker's nose on the last day of filming. less...
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Amazon Says: BROOKLYN CASTLE tells the stories of five members of the chess team at a below-the-poverty-line inner city junior high school that has won more national championships than any more...
Amazon Says: BROOKLYN CASTLE tells the stories of five members of the chess team at a below-the-poverty-line inner city junior high school that has won more national championships than any other in the country. The film follows the challenges these kids face in their personal lives as well as on the chessboard, and is as much about the sting of their losses as it is about the anticipation of their victories. Ironically, the biggest obstacle thrust upon them arises not from other competitors but from recessionary budget cuts to all the extracurricular activities at their school. BROOKLYN CASTLE shows how these kids' dedication to chess magnifies their belief in what is possible for their lives. After all, if they can master the world's most difficult game, what can't they do? less...
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Amazon Says: The Retirement Gamble reveals how fees, self-dealing, and kickbacks bring great profits to Wall Street while imperiling the prospects of a secure future for individuals. The f more...
Amazon Says: The Retirement Gamble reveals how fees, self-dealing, and kickbacks bring great profits to Wall Street while imperiling the prospects of a secure future for individuals. The film questions who has the consumers best interests in mind, and whether there is a better way to manage our retirements. less...
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Amazon Says: Follows ukulele virtuoso Jake Shimabukuro over the course of a musical season, capturing dynamic performances before sold-out crowds, intimate moments of life on the road, and more...
Amazon Says: Follows ukulele virtuoso Jake Shimabukuro over the course of a musical season, capturing dynamic performances before sold-out crowds, intimate moments of life on the road, and visits to his native Hawai'i, where he has risen from local hero to international star. less...
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Amazon Says: In his latest film, Marian Marzynski tells the extraordinary story of how he as a Jewish boy escaped the Holocaust, hiding from the Nazis, and surviving the war as an altar bo more...
Amazon Says: In his latest film, Marian Marzynski tells the extraordinary story of how he as a Jewish boy escaped the Holocaust, hiding from the Nazis, and surviving the war as an altar boy in a Catholic monastery. In a deeply moving and personal film he shares the poignant, painful recollections of other child survivors, many of whom are visiting scenes of their childhood for the last time. less...
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Amazon Says: At the outset of the American Civil War, Loreta Janeta Velazquez, an educated Cuban born teenager, fought as an officer in the battle of First Bull Run, was wounded at Shiloh, more...
Amazon Says: At the outset of the American Civil War, Loreta Janeta Velazquez, an educated Cuban born teenager, fought as an officer in the battle of First Bull Run, was wounded at Shiloh, and served as a secret agent for the Confederacy. By 1863, Velazquez was spying for the Union. She chafed against the gender and race restrictions of her time, and her 1876 memoir, A Woman in Battle, caused a sensation. less...
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Amazon Says: This film focuses on Hampton Court Palace, from its origin through today. It was originally built for Cardinal Thomas Wolsey, a favourite of King Henry VIII, in 1529, as Wolse more...
Amazon Says: This film focuses on Hampton Court Palace, from its origin through today. It was originally built for Cardinal Thomas Wolsey, a favourite of King Henry VIII, in 1529, as Wolsey fell from favour, the palace was passed to the King, who enlarged it. Today, the palace is open to the public, and a major tourist attraction. Along with St. James's Palace, it is one of only two surviving palaces of the many owned by Henry VIII. less...
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Amazon Says: The Exodus Revealed follows the footsteps of the children of Israel on an unforgettable journey of discovery. This journey reveals fascinating physical evidence for the Exodus more...
Amazon Says: The Exodus Revealed follows the footsteps of the children of Israel on an unforgettable journey of discovery. This journey reveals fascinating physical evidence for the Exodus, including: the remains of 3,800-year-old Hebrew settlements in Egypt's Nile Delta; Egyptian records of the Israelites' bondage under Pharaoh; the precise route they may have followed to freedom; their crossing site on the shores of the Red Sea; and the location of Mt. Sinai. less...
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Amazon Says: THE ROSS McELWEE DVD COLLECTION Six Films Including Four Never Before Released on DVD! Plus One Hour of Exclusive Bonus Material! TITLES INCLUDED: CHARLEEN, 59 minutes, 19 more...
Amazon Says: THE ROSS McELWEE DVD COLLECTION Six Films Including Four Never Before Released on DVD! Plus One Hour of Exclusive Bonus Material! TITLES INCLUDED: CHARLEEN, 59 minutes, 1978 One month in the life of Charleen Swansea, North Carolina poet, mother, beloved teacher, eccentric, romantic, and complex star of McElwee's Sherman's March. BACKYARD, 40 minutes, 1984 The result of McElwee turning his camera on his family and their neighbors, the film is a humorous and poignant look at odd moments in a genteel Southern town. SHERMAN'S MARCH, 155 minutes, 1986 Chosen by the Library of Congress as a "historically significant American motion picture," Sherman's March, one of the first high grossing documentaries ever, is "an autobiographic quest for true romance: filmmaker Ross McElwee, camera in hand and eros on his mind after an old girlfriend deserts him, trains his lens with phallic resolve on every accessible women he meets along the original route of General Sherman's Civil War March." (Pat Graham, Chicago Reader's Circle) TIME INDEFINITE, 117 minutes, 1993 McElwee, Charleen Swansea, and several other memorable characters you met in Sherman's March invite you to pick up their story in Time Indefinite, McElwee's hilariously profound sequel to his much-beloved, critically acclaimed hit. When McElwee announces at the family gathering in South Carolina that he's going to marry a nice Jewish girl from Boston, the results are memorable. A series of unexpected bumps along life's road add a poignant, wistful quality to McElwee's chronicle. SIX O'CLOCK NEWS, 103 minutes, 1997 McElwee pursues murder, mayhem and catastrophe the same way he pursued southern women in Sherman's March. Made after McElwee becomes a father and finds himself at home watching a lot more TV, he becomes obsessed with the nightly tales of calamity reported on by the local news. This fascination soon turns into another cross country journey to unearth the full stories of those affected. As McElwee pursues this project he also finds himself in Hollywood preparing to direct a feature based on a fictional character much like himself. BRIGHT LEAVES, 105 minutes, 2004 McElwee family legend has it that the Hollywood melodrama Bright Leaf starring Gary Cooper as a 19th century tobacco grower, is based on McElwee's great-grandfather who created the famous "Bull Durham" brand. Using this legacy as a jumping off point, McElwee reaches back to his roots in this wry, witty rumination on American History, the tobacco business, and the myth of cinema. less...
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Amazon Says: Product DescriptionA fascinating portrait of the rise and fall of America's first celebrity designer: Halston, the man who was synonymous with fashion in the 1970s, and became more...
Amazon Says: Product DescriptionA fascinating portrait of the rise and fall of America's first celebrity designer: Halston, the man who was synonymous with fashion in the 1970s, and became the emperor of New York City nightlife. Interviews with friends and witnesses (including Liza Minnelli, Diane Von Furstenberg, André Leon Talley, Anjelica Huston, Bob Colacello, and Billy Joel, among others) round out this glittering evocation of the man who defined the most beautiful and decadent era of recent memory.Special FeaturesAn Interview with Director Whitney Sudler-Smith and Producer Adam Bardach, presented by American ExpressDeleted Scene: GQ Interview less...
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Willie Banks and the Messengers in Concert by Willie Banks & Messengers
Amazon Says: This DVD includes 8 live songs. more...
Amazon Says: This DVD includes 8 live songs. less...
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