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03/02/2015 - 4:34pm

David Suchet, in the footsteps of St. Peter Cover
Martin Kemp
McDonald Brown
David Suchet
In this major two-part documentary series produced for the BBC, Suchet travels from Peter's humble Galilean birthplace to Jerusalem, where a terrified Peter denies his beloved friend and teacher on the eve of the crucifixion. Encounter Peter's miraculous post-resurrection transformation, discover the role Peter played in keeping the early church from splintering, and explore the question, what happened to Peter after he mysteriously vanished from the biblical account?
225.92 Dav
Feb 9, 2015
Crisis hotline: veterans press 1 Cover
Ellen Goosenberg Kent
HBO Documentary Films
Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America
Today, more military members are lost to suicide than on the battlefield. After serving their country overseas, many veterans in their darkest moments turn to the unique services of the Veterans Crisis Line to help with traumas like post-traumatic stress, depression, homelessness and drug dependence. The 40-minute documentary is an intimate look at the vital work of several responders who provide life-saving intervention and desperately needed referrals through the 24-hour Veterans Crisis Line.
362.86 Cri
Mar 2, 2015
Dare not walk alone Cover
Jeremy Dean
An emotional march from past to present combining the rarely seen news footage from 1964 with present day testimony to tell the true story of troubled times in the historic tourist town of St. Augustine, Florida.
323.0973 Dar
Mar 2, 2015
Sweet revenge: turning the tables on processed food Cover
Barbara Kram
Robert H. Lustig
Public Broadcasting Service (U.S.)
Dr. Lustig explains that the problem is the quality and not the quantity of food people eat. The real culprit is processed food, loaded with added sugar and stripped of its natural fiber and nutrients. He is leading the groundswell to expose the high sugar content in processed food, and the dangers and costs to our health.
362.1963 Swe
Mar 2, 2015
Terms and conditions may apply Cover
Cullen Hoback
Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policies are connected to every website. This film explores the intent hidden within these unread and ignored agreements, and reveals what corporations and governments are legally taking from people and the outrageous consequences that result from clicking "I accept."
323.448 Ter
Mar 2, 2015
The homestretch Cover
Anne de Mare
Kirsten Kelly
Leslie Simmer
Katie Taber
Greg Kalember
The Homestretch follows three homeless teens as they fight to stay in school, graduate, and build a future. Each of these smart, ambitious teenagers - Roque, Kasey and Anthony - will surprise, inspire, and challenge audiences to rethink stereotypes of homelessness as they work to complete their education while facing the trauma of being alone and abandoned at an early age. Through haunting images, intimate scenes, and first-person narratives, these teens take us on their journeys of struggle and triumph. As their stories unfold, the film connects us deeply with larger issues of poverty, race, juvenile justice, immigration, foster care, and LGBTQ rights. With unprecedented access into the Chicago Public Schools, The Night Ministry's Crib emergency youth shelter and Teen Living Programs' Belfort House, The Homestretch follows these kids as they move through the milestones of high school while navigating a landscape of couch hopping, emergency shelters, transitional homes, street families and a school system on the front lines of this crisis. The film, a co-production between Spargel Productions and Kartemquin Films, examines the struggles these youth face in obtaining a high school level education, and then follows them beyond graduation to focus on the crucial transition when the structure of school vanishes and homeless youth struggle to find the support and community they need to survive and be independent. A powerful, original perspective on what it means to be young, homeless and building a future in America today.
362.77569 Hom
Feb 20, 2015
The presidents' gatekeepers Cover
Gedeon Naudet
Jules Naudet
Kevin Bacon
These intimate interviews of the former chiefs themselves, along with two former presidents, provide an unprecedented look behind the closed door of the Oval Office and the annals of history that have unfolded there over the years. Spend almost three hours with the most powerful advisors and closest confidants of presidents past and discover the closely guarded secrets to being the president's gate keeper.
352.237 Pre
Mar 2, 2015
Veil of tears: [hope is on the way] Cover
Kenny Saylors
Kyle Saylors
Natalie Grant
Erica Lane
This documentary film tells the untold story of millions of women in India who are culturally persecuted for no other reason than the fact they are women. However, despite the centuries of oppression, there are those who are reaching out and trying to change the culture towards women, from the inside out.
305.42 Vei
Feb 4, 2015
Wagonmasters Cover
Public Broadcasting Service (U.S.)
Station wagons were America's 'workhorses on wheels.' Today, they conjure images of outdated family photos, over-sized hairdos and unfashionable wooden siding. In 2011, Volvo, the leading premium wagon manufacturer, discontinued the sale of its last wagon model in the United States.
388.342 Wag
Mar 2, 2015
Of oozies and elephants: saving the Asian elephant Cover
Following an international team of scientists whose findings are crucial to saving these elephants from extinction, learn how it may be possible to save not just these but the whole species of Asian elephants. In the process viewers learn how Myanmar's use of elephants for tree-by-tree logging also preserves one of the largest remaining forest habitations on earth.
599.676 Of
Mar 2, 2015
Penguins: spy in the huddle Cover
Philip Dalton
John Downer
David Tennant
British Broadcasting Corporation
The use of Penguincams (super-realistic animatronic cameras disguised as penguins, chicks, and eggs) gives viewers an inside look at all the drama and challenges various species of penguins experience throughout the year. An up close look at the freezing Antarctic and the emperor penguin, the Humboldt of South America's deserts, and the Rockhopper of the Falkland Islands.
598.47 Pen
Mar 2, 2015
Surviving ebola Cover
Guy Smith
As the Ebola epidemic threatens to spiral out of control, NOVA reports from the hot zone, where courageous medical teams struggle to cope with a flood of victims, to labs where scientists are racing to test vaccines and find a cure. Surviving Ebola includes chilling firsthand interviews of what it's like to catch and survive this terrible affliction.
616.91 Sur
Feb 5, 2015
The overnighters Cover
Jesse Moss
Jay Reinke
Amanda McBaine
Keegan Edwards
T. Griffin
An intimate portrait of job-seekers desperately chasing the broken American Dream to the tiny oil boom town of Williston, North Dakota. With the town lacking the infrastructure to house the overflow of migrants, a local pastor starts the controversial 'overnighters' program, allowing down-and-out workers a place to sleep at the church. His well-meaning project immediately runs into resistance with his community, forcing the clergyman to make a decision which leads to profound consequences.
650.0408 Ove
Feb 9, 2015
A Hollis Frampton odyssey Cover
Hollis Frampton
Ed Halter
Bill Brand
Criterion Collection (Firm)
Contains 24 films by the acclaimed filmmaker produced between 1966 and 1979.
791.4375 Hol
Feb 11, 2015
Art and craft Cover
Sam Cullman
Jennifer Grausman
Mark Becker
It follows the story of Mark Landis, one of the most prolific art forgers in U.S. history. His impressive body of work spans thirty years, covering a wide range of painting styles and periods. While the copies could fetch impressive sums on the open market, Landis isn't in it for money. Posing as a philanthropic donor, Landis has given away hundreds of works over the years to a staggering list of institutions across the United States.
751.58 Art
Feb 20, 2015
By Brakhage: an anthology. Volume one Cover
Stan Brakhage
Peter Becker
Kate Elmore
Fred Camper
Criterion Collection (Firm)
Twenty-six masterworks by Stan Brakhage.
791.4375 By B
Feb 11, 2015
O samba Cover
Georges Gachot
Composer and singer Martinho da Vila guides the viewer through today's word of samba, featuring his samba school in Rio de Janeiro, the Vila Isabel, winner of Carnival 2013.
793.33 O s
Feb 4, 2015
Royal rumble 2015 Cover
Seth Rollins
Brock Lesnar
John Cena
Thirty of WWE's biggest and brightest superstars do combat in an over-the-top-rope Royal Rumble, with the winner advancing to a main event match at WWE's biggest event of the year: WrestleMania. Greats like the Rock, John Cena, and Hulk Hogan have all won the Royal Rumble and gone on to main event. Who will be the one this year?
796.8123 Roy
Mar 2, 2015
The kingdom of dreams and madness Cover
Mami Sunada
Nobuo Kawakami
Hayao Miyazaki
Toshio Suzuki
Isao Takahata
A look inside the notoriously insular Studio Ghibli. Follows director Hayao Miyazaki, producer Toshio Suzuki, and director Isao Takahata for a year as the studio rushes to complete two films, Miyazaki's The Wind Rises and Takahata's The Tale of the Princess Kaguya.
791.4334 Kin
Mar 2, 2015
The story of women and art Cover
Amanda Vickery
Award-winning author and historian Amanda Vickery hosts this engrossing look into an often-overlooked subject: the life and work of female artists. The series offers a comprehensive examination of women artists, beginning with the Renaissance and ending with the early twentieth century.
704.042 Sto
Mar 2, 2015
Through a lens darkly: black photographers and the emergence of a people Cover
Thomas Harris
Deborah Willis
Ann Bennett
Don Perry
Paul Carter Harrison
Inspired by Deborah Willis's book, Reflections in black, Through a lens darkly casts a broad net that begins with filmmaker Thomas Allen Harris's family album. It considers the difference between black photographers who use the camera to define themselves, their people, and their culture and some white photographers who, historically, have demeaned African-Americans through racist imagery. The film embraces both historical material (African-Americans who were slaves, who fought in the Civil War, were victims of lynchings, or were pivotal in the Civil Rights Movement) and contemporary images made by such luminaries as Roy DeCarava, Gordon Parks, and Carrie Mae Weems. The film is a cornucopia of Americana that reveals deeply disturbing truths about the history of race relations while expressing joyous, life-affirming sentiments about the ability of artists and amateurs alike to assert their identity through the photographic lens.
770.8996 Thr
Mar 2, 2015
Shakespeare uncovered. Series 2: the stories behind the bard's greatest plays Cover
Morgan Freeman
Joseph Fiennes
David Harewood
PBS Distribution (Firm)
Six episodes combine history, biography, iconic performances, new analysis and the personal passion of its celebrated hosts, to tell the story behind the stories of Shakespeare's greatest plays.
822.33 Sha
Mar 2, 2015
Black in Latin America Cover
Henry Louis Gates
Henry Louis Gates Jr. travels to Haiti, Dominican Republic, Cuba, Brazil, Mexico and Peru to discover the African influence on Latin America. He examines the shared legacy of colonialism and slavery in a region that imported ten times as many slaves as the United States, and kept them in bondage far longer. Gates finds that the people of African descent have had a massive influence on the history and culture of Latin America and the Caribbean, despite sometimes being forgotten or ignored
980.004 Bla
Feb 9, 2015
Idaho: the movie Cover
Tom Hadzor
Jennifer Isenhart
Tim Woodward
Wide Eye Productions
Video tours the state of Idaho to showcase its scenery and natural wonders including the lakes of northern Idaho, Craters of the Moon, the Snake River, the Salmon River, the Palouse, Payette Lake and many other features.
979.6 Ida
Mar 2, 2015
JFK: a president betrayed Cover
Morgan Freeman
Cory Taylor
Darin Nellis
Nicole Corbin
Michael Gittelson
Narrated by Academy Award winner Morgan Freeman, the film uncovers new evidence on how John F. Kennedy reversed years of U.S. policy by leading back-channel peace efforts with Fidel Castro, Nikita Khrushchev, and other U.S. enemies. This riveting documentary highlights how President Kennedy was subverted by top U.S. officials and resented by military advisors, all the while considering how the world may be different had he lived.
973.922 JFK
Mar 2, 2015
Nazi mega weapons: German engineering in WWII Cover
Chris Hale
Luke McLaughlin
Steve Baker
Chris Goodenough
Corey Johnson
In the quest for world domination, the Nazis built some of the biggest and deadliest pieces of military hardware and malevolent technology in history. Nazi Mega Weapons follows a group of experts on a dark journey through Europe's mountains, forests and beaches to uncover engineering secrets that have lain hidden for decades and the stories of the men that designed them.
940.5413 Naz
Feb 9, 2015
Return to the wild: the true and iconic story of Chris McCandless's solo trek to Alaska Cover
Jeanmarie Condon
Ann Prum
Andrew Wegst
Corey Carthew
Paula Bolivar
A journey in the footsteps of the enigmatic young American named Chris McCandless, who vanished and ultimately perished in the Alaskan wilderness. New interviews and never before released letters probe the mystery behind the best-selling book and movie 'Into the Wild.'
917.98 Ret
Mar 2, 2015
The Italian Americans Cover
Through extensive archival materials and interviews with scholars and notable Italian-Americans, viewers will learn the story of those who played vital roles in helping to shape a unique Italian-American identity.
973.0451 Ita
Mar 2, 2015
The Klondike gold rush Cover
Doug Arrowsmith
Renowned as the richest gold strike in North American mining history, the Klondike Gold Rush (1896-1899) set off a stampede of over 100,000 people on a colossal journey from Alaska to the gold fields of Canada's Yukon Territory. The Klondike Gold Rush is an incredible story of determination, luck, fortune, and loss. In the end, it isn't all about the gold, but rather the journey to the Klondike itself.
971.91 Klo
Feb 9, 2015
The sixties: the decade that changed the world Cover
The 1960s was the decade America transformed from a country of conformity to a land of political, cultural, and social liberation. Looking through the lens of television, this production weaves together the events and personalities that influenced and dominated the 1960s in America, sketching a portrait of this remarkable decade that is both entertaining and illuminating.
909.826 Six
Mar 2, 2015
Titanic: band of courage Cover
Bill Sauder
Craig Sopin
The truth of the Titanic exceeds any screenwriter's imagination, and no tale more deserves to be told than that of the ship's bandsmen, the eight men who stayed and played knowing their fate was sealed. A harrowing, heroic and heartbreaking journey of the eight musicians who had never played together before the Titanic sailed, but who were bonded forever after their final fateful performance.
910.452 Tit
Feb 4, 2015
Bing Crosby rediscovered Cover
Bing Crosby
Robert Trachtenberg
Stanley Tucci
Bing Crosby was, without a doubt, the most popular and influential multi-media star of the first half of the twentieth century, pulling audiences in with his intimate, laid-back voice and innate charm. Narrated by Stanley Tucci and directed by Robert Trachtenberg, this film explores the life and legend of this iconic performer, revealing a personality far more complex than the image the public had only thought they'd known.
B Cro
Mar 2, 2015
Life itself Cover
Steve James
Zak Piper
Garrett Basch
Roger Ebert
Chaz Ebert
The legacy of Roger Ebert's life, recounts the inspiring and entertaining life of the world-renowned film critic and social commentator, from his Pulitzer Prize-winning film criticism at the Chicago Sun-Times to becoming one of the most influential cultural voices in America.
B Ebe
Feb 20, 2015
Richard Pryor: omit the logic Cover
Marina Zenovich
Sara Hutchison
P. G. (Peter G.) Morgan
Chris A. Peterson
Marina Zenovich
Recounting the culture-defining influence of Richard Pryor - one of America's most brilliant, iconic comic minds. Includes never before seen interviews, archival footage, and more.
B Pry
Mar 2, 2015
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Martin Kemp
McDonald Brown
David Suchet
225.92 Dav
Seth Rollins
Brock Lesnar
John Cena
796.8123 Roy
Ellen Goosenberg Kent
HBO Documentary Films
Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America
362.86 Cri
Mami Sunada
Nobuo Kawakami
Hayao Miyazaki
Toshio Suzuki
Isao Takahata
791.4334 Kin
Jeremy Dean
323.0973 Dar
Amanda Vickery
704.042 Sto
Barbara Kram
Robert H. Lustig
Public Broadcasting Service (U.S.)
362.1963 Swe
Thomas Harris
Deborah Willis
Ann Bennett
Don Perry
Paul Carter Harrison
770.8996 Thr
Cullen Hoback
323.448 Ter
Morgan Freeman
Joseph Fiennes
David Harewood
PBS Distribution (Firm)
822.33 Sha
Anne de Mare
Kirsten Kelly
Leslie Simmer
Katie Taber
Greg Kalember
362.77569 Hom
Henry Louis Gates
980.004 Bla
Gedeon Naudet
Jules Naudet
Kevin Bacon
352.237 Pre
Tom Hadzor
Jennifer Isenhart
Tim Woodward
Wide Eye Productions
979.6 Ida
Kenny Saylors
Kyle Saylors
Natalie Grant
Erica Lane
305.42 Vei
Morgan Freeman
Cory Taylor
Darin Nellis
Nicole Corbin
Michael Gittelson
973.922 JFK
Public Broadcasting Service (U.S.)
388.342 Wag
Chris Hale
Luke McLaughlin
Steve Baker
Chris Goodenough
Corey Johnson
940.5413 Naz
599.676 Of
Jeanmarie Condon
Ann Prum
Andrew Wegst
Corey Carthew
Paula Bolivar
917.98 Ret
Philip Dalton
John Downer
David Tennant
British Broadcasting Corporation
598.47 Pen
973.0451 Ita
Guy Smith
616.91 Sur
Doug Arrowsmith
971.91 Klo
Jesse Moss
Jay Reinke
Amanda McBaine
Keegan Edwards
T. Griffin
650.0408 Ove
909.826 Six
Hollis Frampton
Ed Halter
Bill Brand
Criterion Collection (Firm)
791.4375 Hol
Bill Sauder
Craig Sopin
910.452 Tit
Sam Cullman
Jennifer Grausman
Mark Becker
751.58 Art
Bing Crosby
Robert Trachtenberg
Stanley Tucci
B Cro
Stan Brakhage
Peter Becker
Kate Elmore
Fred Camper
Criterion Collection (Firm)
791.4375 By B
Steve James
Zak Piper
Garrett Basch
Roger Ebert
Chaz Ebert
B Ebe
Georges Gachot
793.33 O s
Marina Zenovich
Sara Hutchison
P. G. (Peter G.) Morgan
Chris A. Peterson
Marina Zenovich
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