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New Arrivals - Nonfiction on DVD for the week of July 29

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


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: CITIZEN HEARST, directed by Academy Awardr-nominated filmmaker Leslie Iwerks and narrated by Academy Award nominee William H. Macy, traces the 125-year history of the Hearst m more...
Amazon Says: CITIZEN HEARST, directed by Academy Awardr-nominated filmmaker Leslie Iwerks and narrated by Academy Award nominee William H. Macy, traces the 125-year history of the Hearst media empire, from William Randolph Hearst's pioneering and controversial days of headline-grabbing yellow journalism to the global impact of the company's many successful media brands. Iwerks provides a rare glimpse behind the glass walls of the Hearst Tower, interviewing top magazine editors of Harper's Bazaar, Cosmopolitan, and Esquire, among others, and gaining unprecedented access to the Hearst Castle and family members in San Simeon, California. less...
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Amazon Says: Crossfire Hurricane, directed by Brett Morgen, is released as part of the ongoing 50th anniversary celebrations of The Rolling Stones. This superb new film tells the story of more...
Amazon Says: Crossfire Hurricane, directed by Brett Morgen, is released as part of the ongoing 50th anniversary celebrations of The Rolling Stones. This superb new film tells the story of the Stones' unparalleled journey from blues obsessed teenagers in the early sixties to their undisputed status as rock royalty. All of The Rolling Stones have been newly interviewed and their words form the narrative arc that links together archive footage of performances, news coverage and interviews, much of it previously unseen. Taking its title from a lyric in Jumpin' Jack Flash, Crossfire Hurricane gives the viewer an intimate insight into exactly what it's like to be part of The Rolling Stones as they overcome denunciation, drugs, dissensions and death to become the definitive survivors. Over a year in the making and produced with the full co-operation and involvement of The Rolling Stones, Crossfire Hurricane is and will remain the definitive story of the world's greatest rock 'n' roll band. Bonus Features: -Cinema trailer for Crossfire Hurricane / Interview with director Brett Morgen / Additional bonus performances: -NME Poll Winners Concert 1964: (featuring Not Fade Away, I Just Wanna Make Love To You, I'm All Right) -NME Poll Winners Concert 1965: (featuring Pain In My Heart, The Last Time) Live In Germany 1965: (featuring (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction, I'm All Right) -The Arthur Haynes Show 1964: (featuring I Wanna Be Your Man, You Better Move On) less...
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Amazon Says: A troubling and inspiring journey through the maze of an inner city high school Dropout Nation investigates the causes challenges and potential solutions of a national emergen more...
Amazon Says: A troubling and inspiring journey through the maze of an inner city high school Dropout Nation investigates the causes challenges and potential solutions of a national emergency. less...
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Amazon Says: It's time to toss the rulebook out the window once again as WWE goes extreme! With the after-effects of WrestleMania still lingering, stipulations are added to each contest fo more...
Amazon Says: It's time to toss the rulebook out the window once again as WWE goes extreme! With the after-effects of WrestleMania still lingering, stipulations are added to each contest for guaranteed chaos in and sometimes out of the ring. Last year's event saw the return of the merciless Brock Lesnar, who battled John Cena in one of the fiercest contests in WWE history. Who knows what will happen this year, when the Superstars of Raw and SmackDown collide on the one night where the only rules are extreme rules. less...
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Amazon Says: It's Time to Get a Yoga Body! I love doing yoga in the morning to wake up my body and again at night to unwind from the day. Yoga is a great way to enhance your energy build s more...
Amazon Says: It's Time to Get a Yoga Body! I love doing yoga in the morning to wake up my body and again at night to unwind from the day. Yoga is a great way to enhance your energy build strength and increase flexibility. Join me for my series of three AM yoga workouts designed to make you feel rejuvenated and energized and two PM workouts that will help you relax unwind and release tension and stress. ABS & BACK (AM) Strengthen and tighten your core to increase stability and support of your lower back. ENERGY (AM) Increase your energy and get ready for the day with light stretches and basic yoga poses. STRENGTH (AM) Engage your entire body with yoga and traditional weight training routines. MOBILITY (PM) Grab a sturdy chair and get ready to release all the stress from your active day! RELAXATION (PM) Relax and feel the tension release by gently stretching your core shoulders hips back and legs. BONUS 5-Minute stability and posture exercises to improve your balance. A towel chair yoga mat and light weights are recommended less...
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Amazon Says: Ladies and Gentlemen… The Rolling Stones finally comes to DVD. This legendary Rolling Stones concert film, shot over four nights in Texas during the "Exile ON Main Street" t more...
Amazon Says: Ladies and Gentlemen… The Rolling Stones finally comes to DVD. This legendary Rolling Stones concert film, shot over four nights in Texas during the "Exile ON Main Street" tour in 1972, was released in cinemas for limited engagements in 1974 and has remained largely unseen since. Now, restored and remastered, Ladies and Gentlemen makes its first authorized appearance on DVD. This is one of the finest Rolling Stones concerts ever captured on film and features outstanding performances of classic tracks from the late '60s and early '70s. less...
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Amazon Says: Katmai National Park & Preserve This is one of the best places in the world to observe brown bears. Situated at the mouth of the Brooks River, along the shore of Naknek Lake, more...
Amazon Says: Katmai National Park & Preserve This is one of the best places in the world to observe brown bears. Situated at the mouth of the Brooks River, along the shore of Naknek Lake, Brooks Camp has special platforms for incredible brown bear viewing as they hunt for food in & near the river. Bears & humans have been in harmony at Brooks Camp for over 30 years & is one of the finest examples in the world of peaceful human / animal coexistence. Sockeye Salmon The life blood of the Brooks River Ecosystem. Just about every living thing here benefits from the presence of salmon, including world-class sportfishing for anglers! Katmai National Park & Preserve ... is also famous for the Novarupta Volcano, site of the largest volcanic eruption of the 20th century, resulting in the Valley of Ten Thousand Smokes. Lake Clark National Park & Preserve Remote, undeveloped, beautiful & vast. The tallest mountains in the park are both active volcanoes: Mount Redoubt & Mount Iliamna. The park includes many streams and lakes vital to the Bristol Bay salmon fishery. Alagnak Wild River The most popular fly-in fishing location in all of southwest Alaska. Anglers pursue all 5 species of salmon plus rainbow trout, char & grayling! REVIEW: THE MIDWEST BOOK REVIEW - Two new DVDs in the Discoveries... America National Parks series take the viewer on a glorious, high-definition tour of scenic views and wildlife activity... Both panoramic DVDs are absolutely captivating to behold, and the next best thing to visiting these beautiful national parks in person. Highly recommended, especially for public library DVD collections. less...
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Amazon Says: LOVE FREE OR DIE (Special Jury Prize winner Sundance 2012) is about a man whose two defining passions the world cannot reconcile: his love for God and for his partner Mark. It more...
Amazon Says: LOVE FREE OR DIE (Special Jury Prize winner Sundance 2012) is about a man whose two defining passions the world cannot reconcile: his love for God and for his partner Mark. It is about church and state, love and marriage, faith and identity-and one man s struggle to dispel the notion that God s love has limits. In the film, Gene Robinson becomes the first openly gay person to be elected bishop in the high church traditions of Christendom. Bishop Robinson s elevation in the sleepy New Hampshire diocese in 2003 ignited a worldwide firestorm in the Anglican Communion, one that has become so heated that there is still a chance of a schism in the 80 million-member denomination. One year after being muzzled by the Archbishop of Canterbury, he finds himself speaking from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial at Barack Obama s Inauguration. Gene Robinson confronts those who use religion as an instrument of oppression, and claims a place in the church and society, not just for LGBT people, but for all. BONUS FEATURES- Deleted Scenes Trailer More from Wolfe less...
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Amazon Says: Anthropologist Sam Dunn decided to study the plight of a different culture, one he has been a part of since he was a 12-year-old: the culture of heavy metal. Sam sets out on a more...
Amazon Says: Anthropologist Sam Dunn decided to study the plight of a different culture, one he has been a part of since he was a 12-year-old: the culture of heavy metal. Sam sets out on a global journey to find out why this music has been consistently stereotyped, dismissed and condemned and yet is loved so passionately by millions. Sam explores metal's obsession with some of life's most provocative subjects - sexuality, religion, violence and death - and discovers some things about the culture that even he can't defend. This documentary, the first of its kind, is both a defense of a long-misunderstood art form and a window for the outsider into the spectacle that is heavy metal. less...
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Amazon Says: Outraged at the attack on Pearl Harbor, President Franklin Roosevelt ordered his military leaders to find a way to hit back at an enemy whose homeland was beyond the reach of more...
Amazon Says: Outraged at the attack on Pearl Harbor, President Franklin Roosevelt ordered his military leaders to find a way to hit back at an enemy whose homeland was beyond the reach of U.S. warplanes. The result was a daring plan to load B-25 bombers on an aircraft carrier, sail within range of Japan, bomb its cities, and then fly on to the safety of China. Only one man was considered up to the task of leading the mission Lieutenant Colonel James H. Doolittle. Narrated by Gary Sinise (Apollo 13, CSI: NY, Forrest Gump), The Doolittle Raid tells the story of one of the most audacious acts of aerial warfare. Through historical footage, maps, expert commentary, and interviews with four crewmen who took part, it recounts a mission that not only raised the spirits of a nation but also changed the outcome of World War II. less...
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Amazon Says: Imagine growing vegetables that require just about the same amount of care as perennial flowers and shrubs, need no annual tilling or planting, yet thrive and produce abundant more...
Amazon Says: Imagine growing vegetables that require just about the same amount of care as perennial flowers and shrubs, need no annual tilling or planting, yet thrive and produce abundant and nutritious crops throughout the season. In this DVD a culmination of workshops recorded in Mexico, Florida, and Massachusetts plant specialist Eric Toensmeier introduces gardeners to more than 100 species of little-known, underappreciated plants. Ranging beyond the usual suspects (asparagus, rhubarb, and artichoke) to include such delights as ground cherry, ramps, air potatoes, the fragrant spring tree, and the much-sought-after, antioxidant-rich wolfberry (also known as the goji berry), Toensmeier explains how to raise, tend, harvest, and cook with plants that yield great crops and culinary satisfaction. Toensmeier also takes viewers on a plant-by-plant tour of his garden in Massachusetts. less...
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Amazon Says: These are hard times in the Quad Cities, a great American crossroads along the border of Iowa and Illinois, where the Mississippi River intersects Interstate 80. It's home to more...
Amazon Says: These are hard times in the Quad Cities, a great American crossroads along the border of Iowa and Illinois, where the Mississippi River intersects Interstate 80. It's home to John Deere manufacturing and the nation's breadbasket. But it's also an area deeply scarred by the Recession. FRONTLINE spent months following three young girls who are growing up against the backdrop of their families' struggles against financial ruin. The result is an intimate portrait of the economic crisis as it's rarely seen, through the eyes of children. At a time when one in five American kids lives below the poverty line, Poor Kids is an unflinching and revealing exploration of what poverty means to children, and to the country's future. less...
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Amazon Says: Over five centuries, Chatsworth Estate has been passed down through 16 generations of the Cavendish family and is presently the home of the current 12th Duke of Devonshire and more...
Amazon Says: Over five centuries, Chatsworth Estate has been passed down through 16 generations of the Cavendish family and is presently the home of the current 12th Duke of Devonshire and his family. less...
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Amazon Says: Join Keanu Reeves on a tour of the past and the future of filmmaking in SIDE BY SIDE. Since the invention of cinema, the standard format for recording moving images has been more...
Amazon Says: Join Keanu Reeves on a tour of the past and the future of filmmaking in SIDE BY SIDE. Since the invention of cinema, the standard format for recording moving images has been film. Over the past two decades, a new form of digital filmmaking has emerged, creating a groundbreaking evolution in the medium. Reeves explores the development of cinema and the impact of digital filmmaking via in-depth interviews with Hollywood masters such as James Cameron (Avatar), David Fincher (The Social Network), David Lynch (Mulholland Drive), Martin Scorsese (The Departed), Robert Rodriguez (Sin City), Steven Soderbergh (The Ocean s Trilogy), and many more. Special Features Deleted Scenes, Presented By American Express; Additional Interviews with Filmmakers; English Subtitles for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing less...
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Amazon Says: By 14 he had written five novels and penned a diary about the Nazi occupation of Prague. By 16 he had produced 170 drawings and paintings, edited an underground magazine in th more...
Amazon Says: By 14 he had written five novels and penned a diary about the Nazi occupation of Prague. By 16 he had produced 170 drawings and paintings, edited an underground magazine in the Jewish ghetto, written numerous short stories and had walked to the gas chamber at Auschwitz. Slight and stoop-shouldered, filled with intellectual curiosity but prone to mischief, Petr Ginz read voraciously, wrote constantly, developed cryptographs to record BBC broadcasts, built exploding toy cannons to frighten his classmates, and drew and painted a world full of adventure and exotic locations. In his novel, an allegory about Hitler, Petr wrote and illustrated the story of a giant robotic creature that is used by the government to terrorize the people. He ends the book with the warning: "Is it not possible that a new monster may appear on the surface of this earth, worse than this one -- a monster that...will torture mankind in a terrible manner." Through Petr's artwork, novels, short stories and magazine articles, interwoven with fantastical animation, this unconventional documentary portrait reveals his journey from precocious child to young adult, from innocence to the painful awareness of inhumanity, from gifted artist and writer to prodigy. Although Petr's life ended at Auschwitz, it is not a story of tragedy but celebration -- a testament to how a boy's wonder and creative expression represent the best of what makes us human. Special Features: Bonus Shorts: Boy Animated, Inside the Artist's World & A World Imagined: The Music of The Last Flight of Petr Ginz Packaged in a 100% Certified Green Forestry Practices DVD Wallet less...
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Amazon Says: Visionary, radical, spiritual seeker, renowned poet, founding member of a major literary movement, champion of human rights, Buddhist, political activist and teacher Allen Gi more...
Amazon Says: Visionary, radical, spiritual seeker, renowned poet, founding member of a major literary movement, champion of human rights, Buddhist, political activist and teacher Allen Ginsberg s remarkable life shaped the very soul of American counterculture. For 25 years, Academy Award®-nominated director Jerry Aronson accumulated more than 120 hours of film on Allen Ginsberg, resulting in this comprehensive portrait of one of America s greatest poets, author of Howl and other groundbreaking poems. The DVD includes exclusive and revealing interviews with his friends, family and contemporaries as well as never-before-seen materials made public because of the warm friendship that developed between subject and director. This compilation reveals the last 60 years of American culture beginning with the Beat era in the post-war Forties and Fifties, continuing through the revolutionary Sixties and concluding with the uncertainty and possibility of current times. Special Features: 6 HOURS OF BONUS MATERIAL INCLUDES: Exclusive Interviews; Featurette: The Making of The Life and Times of Allen Ginsberg; Ginsberg reading selected poems; Bob Dylan and Allen Ginsberg at Jack Kerouac s grave; William Burroughs and Allen Ginsberg at Naropa University; Neal Cassady and Allen Ginsberg at City Lights bookstore; The Making of the Music Video A Ballad of the Skeletons; Ginsberg guides us through an exhibition of his photographs; Excerpts from Scenes from Allen s Last Three Days on Earth as a Spirit by Jonas Mekas; Ginsberg photo gallery; Director s photo gallery; Memorial for Allen Ginsberg less...
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Amazon Says: Months before the momentous uprising in Egypt many talked of a revolution but no one knew when that day would come. Going beyond the headlines, this story, filmed in the fourt more...
Amazon Says: Months before the momentous uprising in Egypt many talked of a revolution but no one knew when that day would come. Going beyond the headlines, this story, filmed in the fourteen months leading up to the Revolution, highlights the years of mounting resentment against the ruling regime. The film follows key opposition figures and young democracy activists as they struggle against extraordinary odds and at great personal risk to remove an uncompromising authoritarian regime. less...
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