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10/22/2014 - 4:57pm

David Suchet, in the footsteps of St. Paul: the Poirot star explores Christianity's early years Cover
Martin Kemp
David Suchet
British Broadcasting Corporation
Follow David Suchet on a journey of discovery around the Mediterranean. Suchet traces the life of Paul as it is written in the New Testament, learning about the man who helped transform Christianity into the global force it is today.
225.92 Dav
Oct 1, 2014
Manakamana Cover
Stephanie A Spray
Pacho Velez
Lucien Castaing-Taylor
Véréna Paravel
undefined Cinema Guild
Filmed entirely inside the narrow confines of a cable car, high above a jungle in Nepal that transports villagers to an ancient mountaintop temple, Manakamana is an acute ethnographic investigation into culture, religion, technology and modernity. For centuries, devoted pilgrims hoping to reach the fabled temple needed to undertake an arduous multi-day journey. Today, because of a new cable car system, the entire trip takes just under 10 minutes. The film opens a rich and vibrant window onto this world over the course of eleven such rides. Each is composed of a fixed shot, lasting between 9 and 10 minutes. With every sequence, we are introduced to new passengers: an elderly man and his grandson, a trio of teenage rockers, a married couple, a mother and daughter, three wives. Through their shared conversations, anecdotes, observations about the surrounding landscape, and even their silence, a detailed picture of their lives emerges; a story about history, tradition, and change.
294.535 Man
Oct 1, 2014
The mighty humble blueberry Cover
In 1911, Elizabeth Coleman White and Frederick Vernon Coville united to carry out the mutual goal of taming the wild blueberry. The documentary is articulated with an original musical score, archival audio recordings and film footage, filmed narrative accounts, expert narrations, and original artwork. The film knits together an analysis of contemporary blueberry commerce and science, with noteworthy images and documents, and compelling dialogue of the descendants of White and Coville.
338.1 Mig
Oct 1, 2014
Volviendo Cover
Diego Traverso
Philip Abraham
Brittany Lefebvre
In Dependence Studios
Pure Flix Entertainment
This television documentary follows three filmmakers as they research for a fictional feature film about a sex slave from Latin America. But after a dangerous trip through a dozen Latin countries, their hearts are changed by the brokenness of the victims, and their quest to make a movie becomes a compelling story within itself. With first-hand interviews on the streets of the Latin sex trade and the front lines of this social injustice, Volviendo uncovers the adversary.
306.362 Vol
Oct 20, 2014
Whitey: United States of America v. James J. Bulger Cover
Joe Berlinger
Caroline Suh
A sweeping and revelatory documentary film that follows the trial of the infamous gangster James 'Whitey' Bulger, using the courtroom action as a springboard to examine accusations of multi-faceted corruption within the nation's law enforcement and legal systems.
364.1523 Whi
Oct 18, 2014
How the universe works. 2 Cover
Covers planets, weather, energy, magnetism, orbits, comets, and other elements that make up this space that people call home. Helps viewers understand the intricacies of the wonders of the world, as well as what each can teach them about their own lives.
523.1 How Season 2
Oct 18, 2014
Roman city Cover
David Macaulay
Larry Klein
Mark Olshaker
Richard Einhorn
Ray Andrew Hubbard
The glories of Ancient Rome are explored in ROMAN CITY, based on David Macaulay's acclaimed book. This animated and live-action video recounts life in Verbonia, a fictional city in Gaul. A well-planned town with all modern conveniences, it is threatened by conflict between conquerors and conquered. Macaulay also visits Pompeii, Herculaneum, Ostia, Nimes, Orange, and Rome, to view actual Roman architecture and engineering greatness.
624.0937 Rom
Oct 10, 2014
Tiny: a story about living small Cover
Merete Mueller
Christopher Smith
In recent years, many people are redefining their American Dream to focus on flexibility, financial freedom, and quality of life over quantity of space. These self-proclaimed "Tiny Housers" live in homes smaller than the average parking space, often built on wheels to bypass building codes and zoning laws. Tiny takes viewers inside six of these homes stripped to their essentials, exploring the owners' stories and the design innovations that make them work.
640 Tin
Oct 20, 2014
Vaccines: calling the shots Cover
Sonya Pemberton
PBS Distribution (Firm)
Diseases that were largely eradicated in the U.S. a generation ago--including whooping cough, measles, mumps--are returning, in part because nervous parents are skipping their children's shots. This takes viewers around the world to track epidemics, explore the science behind vaccinations, and shed light on the risks of opting out. The vast majority of Americans--more than 90%--vaccinate their children. Yet many people have questions about the safety of vaccines, and in some communities, vaccination rates have fallen below the level needed to maintain "herd immunity"--allowing outbreaks to take hold and spread.
614.47083 Vac
Oct 1, 2014
Afternoon of a faun: Tanaquil Le Clercq Cover
Nancy Buirski
Ric Burns
Derek Britt
Krysanne Katsoolis
Susan Lacy
Nancy Buirski's documentary on famed prima ballerina Tanaquil Le Clercq, the muse of both George Balanchine (who married her), and Jerome Robbins who created his famous choreographic work, Afternoon of a Faun, for her.
792.8 Aft
Oct 18, 2014
Brazil Cover
Michael Palin
British Broadcasting Corporation
Be astounded by the fifth largest country in the world, from the lost world of Amazonia, to the buzzing cities of Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paolo, a city of 30 million, where the super rich commute by helicopter. Meet remote tribes who pit their survival skills against gold diggers and loggers. In the entertaining company of good-natured host Michael Palin, delight in the spectacular landscape, food, music, beach life and unique cultural heritage of a rising global power.
981 Bra
Oct 20, 2014
Civil War: the untold story Cover
Chris Wheeler
Elizabeth McGovern
Blair Kuster
Peter Kater
Bobby Horton
Recounts how the struggle between North and South, long defined by battles like Gettysburg, Antietam, and Bull Run, was actually dependent on events in the West. Although often overlooked, the western theatre saw some of the conflict's bloodiest encounters, such as Shiloh, Vicksburg, and Chickamauga, and featured iconic leaders.
973.7 Civ
Oct 1, 2014
Losing Iraq Cover
Will Lyman
Mike Wiser
Jim Gilmore
With Islamic extremists gaining ground in Iraq, and the Obama administration being pulled back into the conflict, This is a timely and late-breaking report on the crisis in Iraq.
956.7044 Los
Oct 7, 2014
The Fidel Castro tapes: the story of the Cuban dictator's turbulent leadership Cover
Thomas Jennings
Phil Crowley
In 1959, Fidel Castro rose to power in Cuba. He has been one of the most controversial figures in the world ever since. This chronicles the Cuban leader's ability to maintain control through ongoing tumult in his country, and in his dealings with the United States and the rest of the world.
972.91064 Fid
Oct 1, 2014
The hornet's nest Cover
Christian Turead
David Salzberg
Mike Boettcher
Carlos Boettcher
Mike Trella
The Hornet's Nest is a groundbreaking and immersive feature film, using unprecedented real footage to tell the story of elite groups of U.S. soldiers and Marines sent on dangerous missions deep inside some of Afghanistan's most hostile valleys. The film culminates with what was planned as a single day strike turning into nine intense days of harrowing combat against an invisible, hostile enemy in the country's complex terrain where no foreign troops have ever dared to go before. Two embedded journalists, a father and son, bravely followed the troops through the fiercest and most blood-soaked battlegrounds of the conflict.
958.1047 Hor
Oct 22, 2014
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Martin Kemp
David Suchet
British Broadcasting Corporation
225.92 Dav
Sonya Pemberton
PBS Distribution (Firm)
614.47083 Vac
Stephanie A Spray
Pacho Velez
Lucien Castaing-Taylor
Véréna Paravel
undefined Cinema Guild
294.535 Man
Nancy Buirski
Ric Burns
Derek Britt
Krysanne Katsoolis
Susan Lacy
792.8 Aft
338.1 Mig
Michael Palin
British Broadcasting Corporation
981 Bra
Diego Traverso
Philip Abraham
Brittany Lefebvre
In Dependence Studios
Pure Flix Entertainment
306.362 Vol
Chris Wheeler
Elizabeth McGovern
Blair Kuster
Peter Kater
Bobby Horton
973.7 Civ
Joe Berlinger
Caroline Suh
364.1523 Whi
Will Lyman
Mike Wiser
Jim Gilmore
956.7044 Los
523.1 How Season 2
Thomas Jennings
Phil Crowley
972.91064 Fid
David Macaulay
Larry Klein
Mark Olshaker
Richard Einhorn
Ray Andrew Hubbard
624.0937 Rom
Christian Turead
David Salzberg
Mike Boettcher
Carlos Boettcher
Mike Trella
958.1047 Hor
Merete Mueller
Christopher Smith
640 Tin