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05/05/2015 - 4:22pm

The girls in the band Cover
Judy Chaikin
Michael Greene
Nancy Kissock
Edward Osei-Gyimah
The award-winning documentary film tells the poignant, untold stories of female jazz and big band instrumentalists and their fascinating, history-making journeys from the late 30s to the present day. The many first-hand accounts of the challenges faced by these talented women provide a glimpse into decades of racism and sexism that have existed in America.
781.65082 Gir
May 5, 2015
Food chains Cover
Lekha Singh
David Damien Figueroa
Smriti Keshari
Hamilton Fish
A powerful true story of one small group of workers overcoming corporate greed to end slavery and abuse in America's fields.
331.281 Foo
Apr 16, 2015
Happy Valley Cover
Amir Bar-Lev
Jonathan Koch
Steve Michael
Ken Dornstein
John Battsek
Investigates the 2011 Penn State child molestation scandal, in which Penn State football coach Jerry Sandusky was accused of several accounts of child sexual abuse and head coach Joe Paterno and university administration were implicated in a coverup. Looks at the effects of the scandal on the Penn State student body, Penn State alumni, and residents of State College, Pennsylvania. Covers Paterno's sudden decline in health and subsequent death in the wake of the scandal, with commentary by Paterno family members.
364.153 Hap
May 5, 2015
Language matters with Bob Holman Cover
Bob Holman
David Grubin
Public Broadcasting Service (U.S.)
A two hour documentary that asks: What do we lose when a language dies? What does it take to save a language? It is filmed around the world: on a remote island off the coast of Australia, where 400 Aboriginal people speak ten different languages, all at risk; in Wales, where Welsh, once in danger, is today making a comeback; and in Hawaii, where a group of Hawaiian activists are fighting to save their native tongue.
306.44 Lan
Apr 28, 2015
Pay 2 play Cover
John Wellington Ennis
Robert B Reich
John Nichols
Lawrence Lessig
Noam Chomsky
If our political system is like a game of Monopoly, how can outsiders have a voice when only money speaks? John Ennis documents comical corruption, follows political newcomers, and uncovers intrigue in this colorful journey that connects the dots of Big Money in our ever-challenging election process.
320 Pay
Apr 15, 2015
Owl power Cover
Paul Christie
Lucy Smith
PBS Distribution (Firm)
What actually makes owls so special? Bird trainers Lloyd and Rose Buck and their very special family of owls provide a rare opportunity to learn more about these unique birds. Using the latest technology, we can take a brand new look at owls in more detail than ever before. The real stories behind how they hunt, how their vision and hearing works, and how they fly so silently are influencing 21st century technology and design.
598.97 Owl
Apr 28, 2015
Pelican dreams Cover
Judy Irving
Bruce Kaphan
Follows a wayward California brown pelican from her "arrest" on the Golden Gate Bridge into care at a wildlife rehabilitation facility, and from there explores pelicans' nesting grounds, Pacific coast migration and survival challenges.
598.43 Pel
Apr 28, 2015
The last orangutan Eden Cover
Joseph Pontecorvo
Public Broadcasting Service (U.S.)
Scientists in the jungles of Northern Sumatra study and document a unique social band of wild orangutans, and provide an intimate, clear picture of how these apes spend their days and nights and interact with each other.
599.883 Las
Apr 28, 2015
Cancer: the emperor of all maladies Cover
Ken Burns
Geoffrey C. Ward
David Blistein
Jack Youngelson
Presents a history of cancer, from ancient times to the present day. Includes stories of contemporary patients and examines the latest scientific research which might indicate that we are on the brink of a lasting cure.
616.994 Can
May 5, 2015
The forgotten plague Cover
Chana Gazat
Kristina Cafarella
Kathryn Lord
Michael Murphy
American Experience Films
By the dawn of the nineteenth century, tuberculosis had killed one in seven of all the people who had ever lived. The disease struck America with a vengeance, ravaging communities and touching the lives of almost every family. The battle against the deadly bacteria had a profound and lasting impact on the country, It shaped medical and scientific pursuits, social habits, economic development, western expansion, and government policy. The story is told through the remembrances of those who lived - and were cured - at tuberculosis sanatoriums, along with historians and scientists.
616.995 For
Apr 8, 2015
Twice born: stories from the special delivery unit Cover
Monica Lange
Trailblazer Studios
Public Broadcasting Service (U.S.)
PBS Distribution (Firm)
Step inside the groundbreaking medical frontier of fetal surgery with an intimate look at The Special Delivery Unit at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, where a courageous group of doctors and their patients take on the challenges of operations done on babies still inside their mother's wombs. Witness real-time footage of fetal operations, and meet expecting parents as they face gut-wrenching decisions.
618.32059 Twi
May 5, 2015
20,000 days on earth: Film 4, Corniche Pictures, Pulse films and the British Film Institute present ; in association with Phi Films and Goldin Films ; a Pulse Films Cover
Iain Forsyth
Jane Pollard
James Wilson
Dan Bowen
Nick Cave
Drama and reality combine in a fictitious 24 hours in the life of musician and international cultural icon, Nick Cave. With startlingly frank insights and an intimate portrayal of the artistic process, the film examines what makes us who we are, and celebrates the transformative power of the creative spirit. Featuring appearances by longtime Cave collaborators Ray Winstone, Blixa Bargeld, Warren Ellis and Kylie Minogue, 20,000 Days on Earth fuses drama and reality by weaving the journey of a fictional day in the life of the rock star with an intimate portrayal of his artistic process.
781.66 Twe
Apr 16, 2015
El Capitan Cover
Fred Padula
Glen Denny
Gary Colliver
Richard McCracken
Lito Tejada-Flores
A chronicle of a three-day trek by four climbers on the face of Yosemite Valley's famed El Capitan. They successfully complete the 3000-feet vertical ascent of The Nose.
796.5223 El C
Apr 6, 2015
Four seasons : Winter Cover
Bob Ross
Private classes with the legendary Bob Ross, host of TV's favorite art show The Joy of Painting! Bob Ross's Four Seasons: Winter clear crisp wind and cold blankets of snow, you'll find what you love most about Bob Ross landscape painting in this special Winter Season Collection. He patiently teaches you his world famous Bob Ross Wet-on-Wet Painting Technique.
751 Fou
May 5, 2015
Positive Force: more than a witness : 30 years of punk politics in action Cover
Robin Bell
Meagan Coleman
Brian Duss
Hunter Harris
Mark Andersen
Punk activist collective Positive Force DC emerged in 1985, rising from the creative, politically charged ferment of DC punk's Revolution Summer. Born in a dynamic local scene sparked by Bad Brains, Minor Threat, and Rites of Spring, a handful of young activists also drew inspiration from UK anarcho-punks Crass and the original "Positive Force" band Seven Seconds to become one of the most long-lasting and influential exponents of punk politics.
781.66 Pos
Apr 28, 2015
Antarctica: a year on ice Cover
Anthony Powell
Simon Price
A visually stunning journey to the end of the world with the hardy and devoted people who live there year-round. The research stations scattered throughout the continent host a close-knit international population of scientists, technicians and craftsmen. Isolated from the rest of the world, enduring months of unending darkness followed by periods when the sun never sets, Antarctic residents experience firsthand the beauty and brutality of the most severe environment on Earth.
919.8904 Ant
Apr 28, 2015
Churchill's first world war Cover
Martin Davidson
Adam Kemp
Joanna Lincoln
Richard Lintern
Adam James
But when the disastrous battle of Gallipoli leads to his disgrace and eventual resignation, he dreams of redemption instead. Join the future statesman in this dramatic documentary as Churchill tries to rehabilitate his reputation by taking up active service in the British Army, at the risk of getting killed. you'll be fascinated by this revealing story, told through Churchill's own words in intimate letters to Clementine, his young wife and trusted confidant. See how political intrigue, ambition, and remarkable military adventures combine with the love of a wise woman to forge Britain's future great champion of World War II.
940.3 Chu
Apr 28, 2015
Frontier house Cover
Simon Shaw
Maro Chermayeff
Nicolas Roether Brown
Kathryn Walker
Will Edwards
Three modern families were chosen to learn to survive as if the year is 1883. Using the tools and technology of that time they must make difficult choices and cope with the consequences in the Montana wilderness.
978.6 Fro
May 5, 2015
Last days in Vietnam Cover
Mark Bailey
Rory Kennedy
Keven McAlester
American Experience Films
In the final weeks of the Vietnam War, American servicemen and others begin the difficult mission of evacuating as many friends, family members and South Vietnamese collaborators as possible before Saigon falls to the North Vietnamese.
959.7043 Las
May 5, 2015
Los Angeles plays itself Cover
Thom Andersen
Encke M. King
Thom Andersen's landmark documentary explores the tangled relationship between the movies and their fabled hometown, as seen entirely through the films themselves. From its distinctive neighborhoods to its architectural homes, Los Angeles has been the backdrop to countless movies. Andersen takes viewers on a whirlwind tour through the metropolis' real and cinematic history, investigating the myriad stories and legends that have come to define it, and revealing the real city that lives beneath.
979.494 Los
Apr 28, 2015
Putin's way Cover
PBS Distribution (Firm)
Frontline investigates the accusations of criminality and corruption that have surrounded Vladimir Putin's reign in Russia. Tracing his career back over two decades, Putin's Way reveals how the accumulation of wealth and power has led to autocratic rule and the specter of a new Cold War.
947.086 Put
Apr 8, 2015
Regret to inform Cover
Barbara Sonneborn
Janet Cole
Xuân Ngoc Nguyẽn
Todd Boekelheide
In this film made over ten years, filmmaker Barbara Sonneborn took a pilgrimage to the Vietnamese countryside where her husband died. She and translator (and fellow war widow) Xuân Ngoc Nguyẽn explore the meaning of war and loss on a human level. The film weaves interviews with Vietnamese and American widows into a vivid testament to the legacy of war.
959.7044 Reg
May 5, 2015
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Judy Chaikin
Michael Greene
Nancy Kissock
Edward Osei-Gyimah
781.65082 Gir
Iain Forsyth
Jane Pollard
James Wilson
Dan Bowen
Nick Cave
781.66 Twe
Lekha Singh
David Damien Figueroa
Smriti Keshari
Hamilton Fish
331.281 Foo
Fred Padula
Glen Denny
Gary Colliver
Richard McCracken
Lito Tejada-Flores
796.5223 El C
Amir Bar-Lev
Jonathan Koch
Steve Michael
Ken Dornstein
John Battsek
364.153 Hap
Bob Ross
751 Fou
Bob Holman
David Grubin
Public Broadcasting Service (U.S.)
306.44 Lan
Robin Bell
Meagan Coleman
Brian Duss
Hunter Harris
Mark Andersen
781.66 Pos
John Wellington Ennis
Robert B Reich
John Nichols
Lawrence Lessig
Noam Chomsky
320 Pay
Anthony Powell
Simon Price
919.8904 Ant
Paul Christie
Lucy Smith
PBS Distribution (Firm)
598.97 Owl
Martin Davidson
Adam Kemp
Joanna Lincoln
Richard Lintern
Adam James
940.3 Chu
Judy Irving
Bruce Kaphan
598.43 Pel
Simon Shaw
Maro Chermayeff
Nicolas Roether Brown
Kathryn Walker
Will Edwards
978.6 Fro
Joseph Pontecorvo
Public Broadcasting Service (U.S.)
599.883 Las
Mark Bailey
Rory Kennedy
Keven McAlester
American Experience Films
959.7043 Las
Ken Burns
Geoffrey C. Ward
David Blistein
Jack Youngelson
616.994 Can
Thom Andersen
Encke M. King
979.494 Los
Chana Gazat
Kristina Cafarella
Kathryn Lord
Michael Murphy
American Experience Films
616.995 For
PBS Distribution (Firm)
947.086 Put
Monica Lange
Trailblazer Studios
Public Broadcasting Service (U.S.)
PBS Distribution (Firm)
618.32059 Twi
Barbara Sonneborn
Janet Cole
Xuân Ngoc Nguyẽn
Todd Boekelheide
959.7044 Reg