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05/02/2016 - 2:22pm

Drunk stoned brilliant dead: the story of the National Lampoon Cover
Douglas Tirola
Mark Monroe
Susan Bedusa
Judd Apatow
Kevin Bacon
A look at the history of the American comedy publication and production company, National Lampoon, from its beginning in the 1970s to 2010. The influence the magazine has had on our culture through turbulent times, morphing into Second City, Saturday Night Live, and the movies, and the stars and sorrows it has produced.
051 Dru
Apr 25, 2016
The human face of big data Cover
Sandy Smolan
Bill Medsker
Joel McHale
PBS Distribution
With the rapid emergence of digital devices, an unstoppable, invisible force is changing human lives in ways from the microscopic to the gargantuan.
001.433 Hum
Apr 25, 2016
Many beautiful things: the life and vision of Lilias Trotter Cover
Laura Waters Hinson
Michelle Dockery
John Rhys-Davies
Follows the life of Lilias Trotter, from her work as a woman artist in Victorian England to her missionary work with women and children in French Algeria in the late 1800s.
266.0092 Man
Apr 18, 2016
Space men Cover
Amanda Pollak
Michael Murphy
Insignia Films
PBS Distribution (Firm)
On an August morning in 1960, Air Force Captain Joseph Kittinger stepped out of a helium balloon twenty miles above Earth, hurtling down at over 400 miles per hour. The little-known story of the men whose scientific experiments laid critical groundwork for NASA's manned space program, a decade before President Kennedy committed the nation to sending a man to the moon.
358.4 Spa
Apr 25, 2016
Himalayan megaquake Cover
Craig Sechler
production company Sky Door Films
On April 25, 2015 a devastating earthquake rocked Nepal, wiping out villages and leaving thousands dead. Through eyewitness footage, expert interviews, and stunning graphics, NOVA reveals the anatomy of this megaquake while scientists race to answer urgent questions, is another big one coming?
551.22 Him
Apr 25, 2016
Revealing the leopard Cover
Jim Conrad
British Broadcasting Company
PBS Home Video
Leopards are the ultimate cat. They are the most feline, the most intelligent, the most dangerous, and, until recently, one of the least understood. They hunt from South Africa to Siberia, from Arabia to Sri Lanka, and are the most widespread predator of their size on land. This film will accumulate the evidence and put together a psychological profile of this extraordinarily cunning cat.
599.7554 Rev
Apr 18, 2016
Of men and war Cover
Laurent Bécue-Renard
Alice Films
Radio-télévision suisse romande
Kino Lorber
The warriors in Of Men and War have come home to the United States, but their minds remain on the battlefield. Anger consumes a dozen combat vets long after their return from the front. Ghosts and echoes of the war fill their lives. Wives, children, and parents bear the brunt of their fractured spirits. At The Pathway Home, a first-of-its-kind PTSD therapy center, the film's protagonists resolve to end the ongoing destruction of their well-being.
616.8521 Of m
Apr 25, 2016
Slingshot Cover
Paul N. Lazarus
Barry Opper
Dean Kamen
Profiles inventor Dean Kamen and looks at his latest invention, a vapor condenser system for purifying water that could solve the world's water supply problems.
628.162 Sli
Apr 18, 2016
Great houses Cover
Louise Wardle
Julian Fellowes
Julian Fellowes, the creator of Downton Abbey, is on a mission to uncover the true stories behind the greatest of Britain's great houses. On the hunt for the real Lord Granthams, Lady Marys, and Bates and Anna's, Julian shares the personal stories hidden behind the walls and discovers that these buildings are not just for society's elite; these homes hold history for everyone.
728.8 Gre
Apr 18, 2016
The Kennedy films of Robert Drew & associates Cover
Robert Drew
Richard Leacock
Terence Macartney-Filgate
Albert Maysles
D. A. Pennebaker
In 1960, a filmmaking group was granted direct access to John F. Kennedy, filming him on the campaign trail and eventually in the Oval Office. This resulted in three films of remarkable, behind-closed-doors intimacy, Primary, Adventures on the New Frontier, and Crisis, and, following the president's assassination, the poetic short Faces of November. Collected here are all four of these titles, early exemplars of the movement known as Direct Cinema
973.922 Ken
May 2, 2016
Jackie Robinson Cover
Ken Burns
Sarah Burns
David McMahon
Keith David
Jamie Foxx
Tells of the story of Jack Roosevelt Robinson, a sharecropper's son who elevated an entire race and country when he broke Major League Baseball's color barrier in 1947. The film illuminates Robinson's place as a leader and icon of the civil rights movement whose exemplary life and aspirational message of equality continues to inspire generations of Americans. Includes interviews with family members and rarely-seen photographs and film footage.
B Rob
Apr 18, 2016
This is Elvis Cover
David L Wolper
Andrew Solt
Malcolm Leo
Walter Scharf
Jerry Schilling
A definitive biography of the King which contains interviews from the many people who knew Elvis best, including Presley's family members, his friends and employees and Colonel Tom Parker. All of this provides a revealing look at the life of one of the most captivating men of the twentieth century.
B Pre
May 2, 2016
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Douglas Tirola
Mark Monroe
Susan Bedusa
Judd Apatow
Kevin Bacon
051 Dru
Laurent Bécue-Renard
Alice Films
Radio-télévision suisse romande
Kino Lorber
616.8521 Of m
Sandy Smolan
Bill Medsker
Joel McHale
PBS Distribution
001.433 Hum
Paul N. Lazarus
Barry Opper
Dean Kamen
628.162 Sli
Laura Waters Hinson
Michelle Dockery
John Rhys-Davies
266.0092 Man
Louise Wardle
Julian Fellowes
728.8 Gre
Amanda Pollak
Michael Murphy
Insignia Films
PBS Distribution (Firm)
358.4 Spa
Robert Drew
Richard Leacock
Terence Macartney-Filgate
Albert Maysles
D. A. Pennebaker
973.922 Ken
Craig Sechler
production company Sky Door Films
551.22 Him
Ken Burns
Sarah Burns
David McMahon
Keith David
Jamie Foxx
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Jim Conrad
British Broadcasting Company
PBS Home Video
599.7554 Rev
David L Wolper
Andrew Solt
Malcolm Leo
Walter Scharf
Jerry Schilling
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