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An intimate and candid look at the life and art of legendary composer-lyricist Stephen Sondheim, as revealed through the creation and performance of six of his songs. Told primarily in Sondheim's own words from dozens of interviews, the film includes archival performance footage and original staged productions created for the film. The documentary reveals how art and life have been intertwined for Sondheim since childhood, when his mother's friendship with the family of librettist and lyricist Oscar Hammerstein II would introduce the young Sondheim to a surrogate father and artistic mentor, ultimately starting him on the path to a career in the theater.

"Two calorie blasting workouts that are effective, fun, and easy to follow"--Container.

This music documentary contains rare live clips, interviews, backstage stories and guest performances from Ray Charles, Eric Clapton and Merle Haggard.

Ali MacGraw and others demonstrate yoga exercises led by Erich Schiffmann.

Portrays the complex relationship between humans and the environment, particularly the social, economic, and ecological issues. Focusing on the tragedy of Hurricane Sandy, interprets the depths of these multiple perspectives.

"The easy-to-follow dumbbell exercises, with compound moves, are designed to thoroughly sculpt the entire body and improve your overall fitness level. There is an extra emphasis on the lower body for most of the moves, elevating the heart rate to the fat burning zone, creating a leaner physique. The boxing drills are used to elevate the heart rate and strengthen the entire upper body at the same time. The easy to follow punching combos increase the calorie-burning effect by the fast pace jabs, hooks, crosses, and upper cuts, resulting in a leaner and stronger upper body"--Container.

"Walking the Camino: Six Ways to Santiago, an 84 minute documentary, follows a diverse group of pilgrims, ages 3 to 73, from all over the world as they attempt to cross an entire country on foot, with only a backpack, a pair of boots, and an open mind"--Container.

This offers a unique opportunity to mark the 40th anniversary of a defining moment in American history. From 1972 to 1974 the Watergate scandal unfolded on The Dick Cavett Show, as Cavett interviewed nearly every major Watergate figure, even non-political guests expressed their opinions. Dick Cavett's Watergate documents the scandal in the words of the people who lived it.

There is an entire generation of American Muslim children who do not know a world before September 11, 2001. These children have never experienced a country which is largely unaware of, or neutral about, Islam. Instead, their faith is scrutinized and patriotism questioned, even before they can grasp these very adult concepts. The film gives a quietly searing view of a post-9/11 America that is struggling to live up to its promise of tolerance and civil justice for all.

"Workout one: a traditional kickboxing workout that has a smooth, upbeat and easy-to-follow format. You'll burn maximum calories and trim your arms, legs, and hips with punches, kicks and combinations of each. Workout two: utilizes light weight dumbbells in a slower and more controlled format. This kickboxing workout is designed to sculpt the entire body safely and efficiently. The addition of weights increases the overall intensity and effectiveness of the workout, leaving you feeling empowered"--Container.

"Join Nathan and Seamus as they discover the rich culture of Florence and Venice and the Medieval history of Tuscany's towns. Whether planning a trip or just dreaming, Travel with kids Italy is great fun for the whole family."--Container.

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.

A chilling paranormal tale about an evil secret society devoted to chasing immortality by taking refuge in the bodies of the living. Add to this a sinister agent bent on executing the unlucky to cover his crimes and a ten-year-old girl who picks the most dangerous moment to run away from home.

"Includes two, 30 minute Tabata-style workouts designed to get you fit quick. These workouts have a unique twist to the traditional Tabata style workouts. Fitness professional, Kelly Coffey-Meyer, alternates traditional weight work with straight-forward cardio drills. The dumbbell exercises can be used to increase muscle definition or to improve your overall strength. The cardio drills are what takes these workouts to the next level."--From container.

Each year, 60,000 people from around the globe gather in the Nevada desert for the week-long Burning Man festival, where they party and collaborate on large-scale art before burning a giant effigy in a ritual frenzy. Rooted in self-expression, self-reliance and community effort, Burning Man has grown famous for stirring ordinary people to shed their nine-to-five existence and act on their dreams.

History presents, a collection of seven thought-provoking documentaries, now on DVD!

Closed off to the world for centuries, Myanmar (Burma) has now risen to the top of many travel destination lists and is now as warm and welcoming as the ruling military junta were harsh and oppressive. Megan McCormick dives into the heart of the country to get the low down. Megan starts her journey in Yangon, then visits popular Inle Lake. She takes a bumpy train journey to Mandalay and Bagan which was once capital of the Kingdom that fully integrated Buddhism into the country.

Two discs containing four films featuring the comic Richard Lewis. It's the definitive Lewis set, containing his HBO special Magical Misery Tour; NBC special Diary of a Young Comic; the theatrical feature Drunks; and a brand new documentary House of a Lifetime; plus all-new bonus features and introductions.

More than 1.5 million children in America are grieving the premature loss of a parent. The Emmy-nominated documentary follows three heartbreaking but ultimately empowering days at Camp Erin, a bereavement camp that offers children who lost loved ones the support they need to deal with their grief. Founded by baseball great Jamie Moyer in memory of Erin Metcalf, a fan who died of cancer at 17, the free, weekend-long retreat is staffed by grief-support professionals and volunteers.

Known for his vibrant reinterpretations of classical portraits featuring African-American men, New York-based painter Kehinde Wiley has turned the practice of portraiture on its head and in the process has taken the art world by storm.

A journey along the spine of the Andes mountain range, from Colombia to Argentina, getting to know the individuals and lives of those who are first affected by the dwindling tropical glacier reserve, the canaries in the mine. Along the way, scientists give us a perspective on what is happening in the natural world and what we can expect.

In 1975 Rome, Claude Lanzmann filmed a series of interviews with Benjamin Murmelstein, the last President of the Jewish Council in the Theresienstadt ghetto in Czechoslovakia, the only 'Elder of the Jews' not to have been killed during the war. From Nisko in Poland to Theresienstadt, and from Vienna to Rome, the film provides an unprecedented insight into the genesis of the Final Solution. It reveals the true face of Eichmann.

A look into the urban legend of the existence of mermaids. What if there's a kernel of truth that lives beneath the legend of the mythic mermaid? Animal Planet brings viewers into the world where the legend is real. The film blends real-life events and phenomena with the story of two scientists who testify they found the remains of a never-before-identified sea creature.

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.

The film will feature one of Williams' last full-length interviews for the series, including never-before-seen comments on his life and comedic and dramatic work, as well as tributes to Williams by those who knew and worked with him, along with clips from moments throughout his career.

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