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New Arrivals - Nonfiction on DVD for the week of May 6

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


Amazon Says: The definitive documentary about the impossible-to-hit pitch, the knuckleball!   From acclaimed filmmakers Ricki Stern and Annie Sundberg (The Devil Came on Horseback; Joan R more...
Amazon Says: The definitive documentary about the impossible-to-hit pitch, the knuckleball!   From acclaimed filmmakers Ricki Stern and Annie Sundberg (The Devil Came on Horseback; Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work) this heartfelt, funny and deeply engaging film delves into the legendary subculture of the knuckleball and the brotherhood of men who share the drive, imagination and humility to throw baseball s slowest, most disrespected pitch. Filmed throughout the 2011 season, KNUCKLEBALL! follows 37 year-old R.A. Dickey (New York Mets and 2012 All-Star) and 18-year veteran Tim Wakefield, formerly the oldest player in the major leagues and an icon of the Boston Red Sox, detailing their personal and professional triumphs of the season while exploring the bond between them and their only allies, the five living retired knuckleballers - Charlie Hough, Wilbur Wood, Jim Bouton, Tom Candiotti, and Hall of Famer Phil Niekro. KNUCKLEBALL! is the story of these extraordinary men, and the sacrifices they made to a pitch that would come to define their lives.   Special Features: Nearly 2 hours of Featurettes, Interviews, and More less...
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Amazon Says: The award-winning Sundance hit documentary ESCAPE FIRE: THE FIGHT TO RESCUE AMERICAN HEALTHCARE tackles one of the most pressing issues of our time: how can we save our badly more...
Amazon Says: The award-winning Sundance hit documentary ESCAPE FIRE: THE FIGHT TO RESCUE AMERICAN HEALTHCARE tackles one of the most pressing issues of our time: how can we save our badly broken healthcare system? Co-directed by Matthew Heineman and Academy Award® nominee Susan Froemke (Lalee's Kin: The Legacy of Cotton), this thought-provoking documentary exposes a U.S. healthcare system designed to profit from disease not health, reward quantity over quality, and promote high-tech over high-touch. ESCAPE FIRE interweaves dramatic personal stories with the efforts of leaders battling to transform healthcare at the highest levels of medicine, industry, government, and even the U.S. military. BONUS FEATURES: Audio commentary with the directors, a "making of" featurette, deleted and extended scenes from the film, updates on some of the main stories, and clips from the Sundance World Premiere. less...
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Amazon Says: I'm Carolyn Parker unfolds as an inspiring portrait of an extraordinary woman. Carolyn Parker was the last to leave her neighborhood when Hurricane Katrina approached New Orle more...
Amazon Says: I'm Carolyn Parker unfolds as an inspiring portrait of an extraordinary woman. Carolyn Parker was the last to leave her neighborhood when Hurricane Katrina approached New Orleans in the summer of 2005. After the floodwaters subsided she was the first resident to return to her now flood-devastated community with what many thought was the "impossible dream" of bringing her ruined home back to life. A Jonathan Demme film. less...
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Amazon Says: With Happy People: A Year in the Taiga, Werner Herzog takes viewers on yet another unforgettable journey into remote and extreme natural landscapes. The acclaimed filmmaker p more...
Amazon Says: With Happy People: A Year in the Taiga, Werner Herzog takes viewers on yet another unforgettable journey into remote and extreme natural landscapes. The acclaimed filmmaker presents this visually stunning documentary about the life of indigenous people living in the heart of the Siberian Taiga. Deep in the wilderness, far away from civilization, 300 people inhabit the small village of Bakhtia at the river Yenisei. There are only two ways to reach this outpost: by helicopter or boat. There's no telephone, running water or medical aid. The locals, whose daily routines have barely changed over the last centuries, live according to their own values and cultural traditions. With insightful commentary written and narrated by Herzog, Happy People follows one of the Siberian trappers through all four seasons of the year to tell the story of a culture virtually untouched by modernity. less...
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Amazon Says: The Powerbroker: Whitney Young's Fight for Civil Rights tells the story of Whitney Young, who biographer Nancy Weiss Malkiel called "the inside man of the black revolution." T more...
Amazon Says: The Powerbroker: Whitney Young's Fight for Civil Rights tells the story of Whitney Young, who biographer Nancy Weiss Malkiel called "the inside man of the black revolution." The Powerbroker follows Young as he shuttles between the streets of Harlem and the boardrooms of Fortune 500 companies, tying the needs of Main Street to the interests of Wall Street. In the Oval Office, Young advised Presidents Kennedy, Johnson, and Nixon and guided each along a path toward historic change. By challenging America's business and political communities directly, Young was able to make in-roads where other civil rights leaders could not. The film chronicles the public and private trials of a man navigating a divided society in an explosive time. Years in the making, The Powerbroker: Whitney Young's Fight for Civil Rights reveals a story that has been overlooked by history. less...
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Amazon Says: THE WHALE is the true story of a young killer whale, an orca nicknamed Luna, who makes friends with people after he gets separated from his family on the rugged west coast of more...
Amazon Says: THE WHALE is the true story of a young killer whale, an orca nicknamed Luna, who makes friends with people after he gets separated from his family on the rugged west coast of Vancouver Island, British Columbia. As rambunctious and surprising as a visitor from another planet, Luna endears himself to humans with his determination to make contact, which leads to laughter, conflict and unexpected consequences. less...
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