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New Arrivals - Nonfiction on DVD for the week of November 18

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


Amazon Says: Cooking and dining with Anthony Bourdain! Australia and Japan - 5 episodes When Tony's car breaks down in the outback, he is found by a veteran of the bush who brings him back more...
Amazon Says: Cooking and dining with Anthony Bourdain! Australia and Japan - 5 episodes When Tony's car breaks down in the outback, he is found by a veteran of the bush who brings him back to camp and feeds him a slap-up meal of bush tucker, including kangaroo and wattleseed-bush tomato. Other episodes include The Wild West of Cooking (Melbourne), Mad Tony (Sydney), and Dining with Geishas (Rural Japan). The #1 food writer and television presenter in the world, Anthony Bourdain reinvented the food travel genre. In his groundbreaking first series, that originally aired on the Food Network, Bourdain travels around the world indulging his taste for local cuisine and eccentric characters. Join Tony as he feasts on sushi in Tokyo, enjoys authentic Mexican cuisine, and traverses the Australian Outback on a memorable food journey. You never know what he'll say, who he'll meet, or what they'll have for dinner. less...
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Amazon Says: Cooking and dining with Anthony Bourdain! Morocco and Russia - 4 episodes After sampling local dishes and vodka in St. Petersburg, Tony enjoys a steam, eats smoked fish and en more...
Amazon Says: Cooking and dining with Anthony Bourdain! Morocco and Russia - 4 episodes After sampling local dishes and vodka in St. Petersburg, Tony enjoys a steam, eats smoked fish and ends the outing with a dip in the outdoor cold pool. Other episodes include Desert Feast and Traditional Tastes (Morocco). The #1 food writer and television presenter in the world, Anthony Bourdain reinvented the food travel genre. In his groundbreaking first series, that originally aired on the Food Network, Bourdain travels around the world indulging his taste for local cuisine and eccentric characters. Join Tony as he feasts on sushi in Tokyo, enjoys authentic Mexican cuisine, and traverses the Australian Outback on a memorable food journey. You never know what he'll say, who he'll meet, or what they'll have for dinner. less...
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Amazon Says: Cooking and dining with Anthony Bourdain! The United States - 8 episodes Through the course of his normal workday at Brasserie Les Halles in New York City, Tony takes us on a more...
Amazon Says: Cooking and dining with Anthony Bourdain! The United States - 8 episodes Through the course of his normal workday at Brasserie Les Halles in New York City, Tony takes us on a trip down memory lane to the most formative moments of his chef career. Other episodes include No Beads, No Babes, No Bourbon Street (New Orleans), The French Laundry Experience (Napa), and My Own Heart of Darkness (LA). The #1 food writer and television presenter in the world, Anthony Bourdain reinvented the food travel genre. In his groundbreaking first series, that originally aired on the Food Network, Bourdain travels around the world indulging his taste for local cuisine and eccentric characters. Join Tony as he feasts on sushi in Tokyo, enjoys authentic Mexican cuisine, and traverses the Australian Outback on a memorable food journey. You never know what he'll say, who he'll meet, or what they'll have for dinner. less...
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Amazon Says: Cooking and dining with Anthony Bourdain! 7 episodes Tony has a spontaneous adventure in Bangkok where he tries foods such as deep fried frog skins and pla rah, a fish paste t more...
Amazon Says: Cooking and dining with Anthony Bourdain! 7 episodes Tony has a spontaneous adventure in Bangkok where he tries foods such as deep fried frog skins and pla rah, a fish paste that has fermented for three months. Other episodes include Eating on the Mekong (Vietnam) and Wild Delicacies (Cambodia). The #1 food writer and television presenter in the world, Anthony Bourdain reinvented the food travel genre. In his groundbreaking first series, that originally aired on the Food Network, Bourdain travels around the world indulging his taste for local cuisine and eccentric characters. Join Tony as he feasts on sushi in Tokyo, enjoys authentic Mexican cuisine, and traverses the Australian Outback on a memorable food journey. You never know what he'll say, who he'll meet, or what they'll have for dinner. less...
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Amazon Says: Cooking and dining with Anthony Bourdain! Europe - 6 episodes Arachon, France, the birthplace of Tony's father, was the first place Tony learned to love food. Tony revisits h more...
Amazon Says: Cooking and dining with Anthony Bourdain! Europe - 6 episodes Arachon, France, the birthplace of Tony's father, was the first place Tony learned to love food. Tony revisits his childhood and enjoys many staples, including steak frites, gaufres (waffles), and soupe de pecheur (fisherman's soup). Other episodes include A Pleasing Palate (London) and Highland Grub (Scotland). The #1 food writer and television presenter in the world, Anthony Bourdain reinvented the food travel genre. In his groundbreaking first series, that originally aired on the Food Network, Bourdain travels around the world indulging his taste for local cuisine and eccentric characters. Join Tony as he feasts on sushi in Tokyo, enjoys authentic Mexican cuisine, and traverses the Australian Outback on a memorable food journey. You never know what he'll say, who he'll meet, or what they'll have for dinner. less...
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Amazon Says: America s Test Kitchen is going to the country. Cook s Country.Welcome to the home of Cook s Country, a renovated 1806 farmhouse with a full working test kitchen, a live audie more...
Amazon Says: America s Test Kitchen is going to the country. Cook s Country.Welcome to the home of Cook s Country, a renovated 1806 farmhouse with a full working test kitchen, a live audience, two barns, and the odd neighbor who stops by with cooking problems that need immediate attention. Join host Christopher Kimball and your favorite chefs from America s Test Kitchen as they turn their no-nonsense approach to cooking to the American repertoire, turning bad food into great food through careful testing. Discover lost recipes like Chocolate Blackout Cake, regional favorites such as Cincinnati Chili, and all-new classics like Raspberry Chiffon Pie. And find out which cookware, kitchen tools, and supermarket foods are worth the dough.This set contains all 13 episodes from Season 1 of Cook's Country. Bonus features include printable versions of all 26 recipes!Forgotten CakesSunday DinnerFeeding A Crowd: Italian-StyleSouthern Regional RecipesAutumn SupperAll-American PicnicEasy As PieSteakhouse FavoritesBarbecued ChickenRegional ChopsMidwestern FavoritesCalifornia GrillingDiner Favorites less...
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Amazon Says: Welcome to the home of Cook s Country, a renovated 1806 farmhouse with a full working test kitchen, a live audience, two barns, and the odd neighbor who stops by with cooking more...
Amazon Says: Welcome to the home of Cook s Country, a renovated 1806 farmhouse with a full working test kitchen, a live audience, two barns, and the odd neighbor who stops by with cooking problems that need immediate attention. Join host Christopher Kimball and your favorite chefs from America s Test Kitchen as they turn their no-nonsense approach to cooking to the American repertoire, turning bad food into great food through careful testing. This set contains all 13 episodes from Season 2 of Cook's Country. Recipes include wood-grilled salmon, Alabama BBQ chicken, classic roast beef and gravy, perfect popovers, chili con carne, tunnel of fudge cake, and blueberry grunt. less...
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Amazon Says: Welcome to the home of Cook s Country, a renovated 1806 farmhouse with a full working test kitchen, a live audience, two barns, and the odd neighbor who stops by with cooking more...
Amazon Says: Welcome to the home of Cook s Country, a renovated 1806 farmhouse with a full working test kitchen, a live audience, two barns, and the odd neighbor who stops by with cooking problems that need immediate attention. Join host Christopher Kimball and your favorite chefs from America s Test Kitchen as they turn their no-nonsense approach to cooking to the American repertoire, turning bad food into great food through careful testing. This set contains all 13 episodes from Season 2 of Cook's Country. Recipe list to come. less...
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Amazon Says: 'Welcome again to the home of Cook s Country, a renovated 1806 farmhouse with a full working test kitchen, a live audience, and the odd neighbor who stops by with cooking prob more...
Amazon Says: 'Welcome again to the home of Cook s Country, a renovated 1806 farmhouse with a full working test kitchen, a live audience, and the odd neighbor who stops by with cooking problems that need immediate attention. Join host Christopher Kimball and the chefs from America s Test Kitchen as they turn their no-nonsense approach to cooking to the American repertoire, turning bad food into great food through careful testing. less...
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Amazon Says: Welcome again to the home of Cook's Country, a renovated 1806 farmhouse with a full working test kitchen, a live audience, and the odd neighbor who stops by with cooking probl more...
Amazon Says: Welcome again to the home of Cook's Country, a renovated 1806 farmhouse with a full working test kitchen, a live audience, and the odd neighbor who stops by with cooking problems that need immediate attention. Join host Christopher Kimball and the chefs from America's Test Kitchen as they turn their no-nonsense approach to cooking to the American repertoire, turning bad food into great food through careful testing. less...
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Amazon Says: Herman Wallace may be the longest-serving prisoner in solitary confinement in America - 40 years and counting in a 6-by-9-foot cell. This award-winning documentary is a moving more...
Amazon Says: Herman Wallace may be the longest-serving prisoner in solitary confinement in America - 40 years and counting in a 6-by-9-foot cell. This award-winning documentary is a moving account of the remarkable expression his struggle finds in an unusual art project. The revelatory installation -- featuring a full-scale model of Herman's cell and detailed plans of his dream home -- has brought thousands around the world face-to-face with America's cruel and unusual punishment: long-term solitary confinement. less...
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Amazon Says: Forever enshrined in myth by an assassin's bullet on November 22, 1963, John F. Kennedy's presidency has often defied objective appraisal. Marking 50 years since President Ken more...
Amazon Says: Forever enshrined in myth by an assassin's bullet on November 22, 1963, John F. Kennedy's presidency has often defied objective appraisal. Marking 50 years since President Kennedy's assassination, JFK offers a fresh assessment of the man, his accomplishments, and his unfulfilled promises. less...
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Amazon Says: Narrated by Catherine Keener, LOST ANGELS: SKID ROW IS MY HOME takes an uncompromising yet life-affirming look at the lives of eight remarkable individuals, people who have fo more...
Amazon Says: Narrated by Catherine Keener, LOST ANGELS: SKID ROW IS MY HOME takes an uncompromising yet life-affirming look at the lives of eight remarkable individuals, people who have found a way to make a life for themselves within the community of homelessness. The film shows how their descent into society's basement has been exacerbated by the forces of gentrification and the increasing criminalization of homeless people, while exposing the draconian changes to the mental health care system that have brought us here. With the support of a vast array of advocates, especially the services of LAMP, the mission featured in the Jamie Foxx/ Robert Downey Jr. film, THE SOLOIST, many residents of Skid Row have found a way to stick together and fight back. Narrated by actress Catherine Keener, LOST ANGELS demonstrates how proactive approaches to homelessness-most specifically that of providing housing-are helping many to recover from mental illness and substance abuse and to find stability. For many, Skid Row is, improbably, the last place to find refuge and build a life of meaning, proving that sometimes home is where the help is. less...
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Amazon Says: Teen R&B/hip-hop boy band ''Mindless Behavior'' has been stirring up a frenzy wherever they go, singing and dancing their way into the hearts of millions as they travel across more...
Amazon Says: Teen R&B/hip-hop boy band ''Mindless Behavior'' has been stirring up a frenzy wherever they go, singing and dancing their way into the hearts of millions as they travel across the US on their first major headlining tour. Coming from humble roots and rising to super stardom, Roc Royal, Ray Ray, Princeton and Prodigy hit the road for the biggest tour of their lives. From their early aspirations of becoming stars to fulfilling their wildest dreams, this concert documentary captures the movement that is ''Mindless Behavior,'' which reminds us all that with hard work, confidence and the ability to embrace and celebrate your own individuality, we can all be ''Mindless'' 24/7. less...
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Amazon Says: Product DescriptionFilmed over twenty years by acclaimed documentarian Jennifer Fox (Flying: Confessions of a Free Woman), MY REINCARNATION chronicles the epic story of the hi more...
Amazon Says: Product DescriptionFilmed over twenty years by acclaimed documentarian Jennifer Fox (Flying: Confessions of a Free Woman), MY REINCARNATION chronicles the epic story of the high Tibetan Buddhist Master Chögyal Namkhai Norbu and his western-born son Yeshi. The film follows Namkhai Norbu s rise to greatness as a Buddhist teacher in the West, while Yeshi, recognized at birth as the reincarnation of a famous spiritual master, breaks away from his father s tradition to embrace the modern world. Can the father convince his son to keep the family s threatened spiritual legacy alive? Never before has a high Tibetan Master allowed such complete access to his private life and it is doubtful that another ever will. With her signature intimate entry to both family and icons including the Dalai Lama, Fox expertly distills a decades-long drama into a universal story about love, transformation and destiny.Special FeaturesDeleted ScenesSneak Preview Screening footage, Melbourne, AustraliaHighlights from NYC PremiereExtended InterviewEnglish, Italian, Tibetan with English Subtitles less...
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Amazon Says: OF TWO MINDS is an award-winning feature documentary from the creative team behind Wordplay, Superheroes and These Amazing Shadows that explores the extraordinary lives, stru more...
Amazon Says: OF TWO MINDS is an award-winning feature documentary from the creative team behind Wordplay, Superheroes and These Amazing Shadows that explores the extraordinary lives, struggles and successes of a few of the over five million Americans living with bipolar disorder. Personal stories of harrowing events, medical mazes, discrimination and the effects of social stigma blend together to create a compelling look at a generation coming out of the bipolar closet. OF TWO MINDS puts an authentic human face on bipolar disorder, providing an intimate, sometimes painful, sometimes painfully funny look at those who live in its shadows: our parents and children, our friends and lovers... and ourselves. Special Features: Bonus Short Film The Mad Parade ; Interviews with Experts and Advocates; Voices of Bipolar Interviews; Theatrical Trailer less...
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Amazon Says: John Turturro's latest project gives us a look at the musical traditions of Naples, Italy, and its influence on the rest of the world. (Some interviews in Italian without subt more...
Amazon Says: John Turturro's latest project gives us a look at the musical traditions of Naples, Italy, and its influence on the rest of the world. (Some interviews in Italian without subtitles.) less...
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Amazon Says: SOMM takes the viewer on a humorous, emotional and illuminating look into the mysterious world of the Court of Master Sommeliers and their massively intimidating Master Sommel more...
Amazon Says: SOMM takes the viewer on a humorous, emotional and illuminating look into the mysterious world of the Court of Master Sommeliers and their massively intimidating Master Sommelier Exam. The Court of Master Sommeliers is one of the world's most prestigious, secretive, and exclusive organizations. Since its inception, fewer than 200 candidates have reached the exalted Master level. The exam covers literally every nuance of the world of wine. Those who have passed have put their sanity at risk to pull it off. Shrouded in secrecy, access to the Court has always been strictly regulated, and cameras have never been allowed anywhere near the exam, until now. How much do you think you know about wine? less...
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Amazon Says: Paul Exben (Romain Duris, Russian Dolls, Paris) is a handsome and successful Parisian lawyer with a beautiful wife, two children, and a glimmering future in the firm he co-own more...
Amazon Says: Paul Exben (Romain Duris, Russian Dolls, Paris) is a handsome and successful Parisian lawyer with a beautiful wife, two children, and a glimmering future in the firm he co-owns with his mentor, Anne (Catherine Deneuve). But behind this deceptively perfect façade lies a restless spirit who s uncomfortable in his conformist life and envies the freedom of his neighbor Greg, an uncompromising photojournalist. After Greg s unexpected death throws his life into chaos, Paul embarks on a cross-continent odyssey of self-discovery and reinvention, leading him to uncover the answer to the question: is it possible to become someone else? With Hitchcockian precision and echoes of Patricia Highsmith s Tom Ripley, director Eric Lartigau (The Players, I Do) explores the themes of identity and creativity through one man s gripping journey from Paris and Brittany to Montenegro and points beyond, crafting a suspenseful thriller about the dangers that persist even after one engineers the ultimate fresh start. less...
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Amazon Says: Since 1 in 5 people are dyslexic, The Big Picture: Rethinking Dyslexia –a film that demystifies dyslexia -- is being hailed around the world as a "must see" for everyone. Th more...
Amazon Says: Since 1 in 5 people are dyslexic, The Big Picture: Rethinking Dyslexia –a film that demystifies dyslexia -- is being hailed around the world as a "must see" for everyone. The film provides personal and uplifting accounts of the dyslexic experience from children, experts and iconic leaders, such as Sir Richard Branson and financier Charles Schwab. Drs. Sally and Bennett Shaywitz, co-founders of the Yale Center for Dyslexia & Creativity share their insights gleaned from their decades long research into this perplexing disability.Directed by James Redford, the film dispels the misconceptions about the condition. It also paints a picture of hope by proving that dyslexia is a neurological issue and not a character flaw. The Big Picture beautifully illustrates that while the condition is an obstacle, it also carries some unique advantages, and ultimately can be overcome. less...
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Amazon Says: Adventurers, fanatics, exotic fruits and actor Bill Pullman are among the subjects of The Fruit Hunters, the new film from acclaimed director Yung Chang (Up the Yangtze). The more...
Amazon Says: Adventurers, fanatics, exotic fruits and actor Bill Pullman are among the subjects of The Fruit Hunters, the new film from acclaimed director Yung Chang (Up the Yangtze). The Fruit Hunters takes viewers from through the ages of agriculture. Chang spent two years on the trail of fruit-obsessed horticulturalists, pomologists and everyday people. The film focuses on how we look at what we eat, and, by extension, what it means to be human. But the real stars are the fruits, presented in all their mouthwatering glory: cherimoyas, ice cream beans, durians and many more. less...
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Amazon Says: Join Executive Producer Anthony Bourdain as he takes viewers inside the mind of noted chef and restaurateur David Chang. Bourdain narrates these 16 half-hour episodes as The M more...
Amazon Says: Join Executive Producer Anthony Bourdain as he takes viewers inside the mind of noted chef and restaurateur David Chang. Bourdain narrates these 16 half-hour episodes as The Mind of a Chef explores the kitchen, world, and mind of Chef Chang. Named by TIME Magazine as one of the world's '100 most influential people,' Chang is the creative force behind New York's City's wildly popular Momofuku restaurants and the The New York Times best-selling cookbooks Momofuku and Momofuku Milk Bar. From ramen to rotting bananas, pork buns to golf clubs, The Mind of a Chef combines travel, cooking, history, science, and humor into an unforgettable journey. Chang brings a voracious appetite for food knowledge and a youthful exuberance to cooking and travel, whether in Montreal with comedian Aziz Ansari, Copenhagen with top chef Ren‚ Redzepi of Noma, or on a barbecue tour through Texas, North Carolina, and Kansas City. less...
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Amazon Says: Masterworks under the microscope "Rare close-up detail" —Radio Times (U.K.) View masterpieces as you've never seen them before This exceptional series documents th more...
Amazon Says: Masterworks under the microscope "Rare close-up detail" —Radio Times (U.K.) View masterpieces as you've never seen them before This exceptional series documents the Louvre's study days, in which works by five major artists— Raphael, Rembrandt, Poussin, Watteau, and Leonardo—were collected together, removed from their frames, and set on easels, replicating the feel of an artist's studio. Curators, historians, restorers, and scientists from around the world came to examine and discuss them in total freedom. Looking through their eyes and listening in on their conversations, we observe the restorations, repairs, and often capricious changes made over the centuries. From up close, we see the faint lines where the artist changed his mind, witness how time has ravaged the canvases, and debate the evidence that a master painted a particular work. Engaging animations explain and simplify complex language and concepts. By revealing what isn't meant to be seen, this fascinating series shows that art is more than meets the eye. Juliette Garcias and Stan Neumann have each directed several documentary films for the Louvre, on subjects ranging from the great masters to architecture and ancient pyramids. less...
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Amazon Says: Hard core science is effortlessly integrated with a light-hearted look at how plants behave, revealing a world where plants are as busy, responsive and complex as we are. Fro more...
Amazon Says: Hard core science is effortlessly integrated with a light-hearted look at how plants behave, revealing a world where plants are as busy, responsive and complex as we are. From the stunning heights of the Great Basin Desert to the lush coastal rainforests of west coast Canada, plant ecologist J.C. Cahill and a variety of other experts in plant communication take us on a journey into the "secret world of plants," revealing an astonishing landscape where plants eavesdrop on each other, talk to their allies, call in insect mercenaries and nurture their young. It is a world of pulsing activity, where plants communicate, co-operate, and sometimes wage all-out war. Come along for the ride and discover that plants are a lot less passive and a lot more intelligent than you think! less...
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Amazon Says: Workingman's Death is an unflinching portrait of the state of manual labor in the 21st century. In the Ukraine, a group of men spend long days crawling through cramped shafts more...
Amazon Says: Workingman's Death is an unflinching portrait of the state of manual labor in the 21st century. In the Ukraine, a group of men spend long days crawling through cramped shafts of illegal coal mines. Sulfur gatherers in Indonesia brave smoky heat of an active volcano and the treacherous trip back down. Blood, fire and stench are routines for workers at a crowded open-air Slaughterhouse in Nigeria. Pakistani men use little more than their bare hands to dismantle an abandoned oil tanker for scrap metal. Steelworkers in China fear they could be a dying breed. less...
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