New Arrivals - DVDs
A ferocious, funny, and poignant portrait of the one-of-a-kind Broadway legend still belting out Sondheim numbers at age 87, the documentary tribute showcases the brash, uncompromising Tony and Emmy winner both on stage and off. The film captures her immeasurable charm, acerbic wit, and impressive accomplishments with candid footage and interviews with friends and collaborators, including Sondheim, Tina Fey, and Nathan Lane.
When three close friends learn that the pastor who conducted each of their weddings neglected to file paperwork to make them official, they are faced with the decision to re-marry the men they now know or make a run for it.
Structural engineer Steve Burrows leads the Time Scanners to the Middle East to scan the ancient city of Petra, an architectural wonderland. Using cutting-edge 3D laser-scanning technology, Steve and the team are able to visualize the city like never before, allowing them to answer long-standing questions about this archaeological masterpiece.
Outsider artist Harald Olson and his eccentric patron Jimmy Olinkiewicz found each other on Shelter Island, NY, and teamed up to sell paintings roadside. The semi-homeless painter and the father of an autistic child were magically connected, and together took friendship to a new level when they secured a major gallery showing of Olson's unconventional work in NYC. An elegant, beautiful tale of how art, compassion and creativity can unlock hidden potential in unexpected places.
It was the strongest cyclone to hit land in recorded history. On November 8, 2013, Typhoon Haiyan -- what some are calling "the perfect storm" -- slammed into the Philippines, whipping the low-lying and densely-populated islands with 200 mile-per-hour winds and sending a two-story-high storm surge flooding into homes, schools, and hospitals.
The sold-out event, which was hosted by Jon Stewart, recognized Springsteen's extraordinary creative accomplishments as well as his significant charitable work and featured performances by Bruce Springteen and the E Street Band in addition to more than a dozen performances of Springsteen's work by other artists.
This documentary shows how Harold Ross, a high school dropout and miner's son from Colorado, started the sophisticated New Yorker magazine in 1925 by masterfully capturing the Jazz Age spirit, Broadway glamour and ultradry wit. Incorporating a rich array of film clips from the 20's and 30's -- speakeasies, jazz bands, rising skyscrapers -- this film reflects a dazzling Manhattan evoking an image of a metropolis that still glitters. Includes interviews with current and former New Yorker staffers.
Tells the comedic story of aging partners Freddie and Stuart, two men who have lived together in their Covent Garden flat for nearly 50 years. Freddie was a budding actor and Stuart worked in a bar when they first met, but their careers are pretty much over and their lives now consist of entertaining their frequent guests, making sure that their aged dog Balthazar is still breathing, and hurling caustic insults at each other.
With more than eight million new infections every year, virulent new drug-resistant strains emerging faster than ever, and outbreaks across the world, tuberculosis has become the second leading cause of death from an infectious disease on the planet. Jezza Neumann travels to Swaziland, the country with the world's highest incidence of TB, to deliver this unforgettable portrait of the people living at the pandemic's epicenter.
Without Josephine, would Napoleon have ever become Emperor? In Search of Josephine reveals the life of an incredibly modern woman. From her childhood spent on the island of Martinique to her coronation as Empress at age 41, and finally to her strange death ten years later.
Takes the viewer on a historic journey throughout Israel, at the intersection of the world's three great religions. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Peter Greenberg explore Israel as it has never been seen before, through the eyes of its leader.
Featuring theatre and film heavyweights and real-life friends Sir Patrick Stewart and Sir Ian McKellan, take a compelling look behind-the-scenes of a West End production of Beckett's influential Waiting for Godot.
Follows Dr. Stephanie Dalley as she hunts for the gardens using ancient texts and spy satellite images to uncover evidence to support her theory that the gardens were built 100 years before commonly believed. Her search takes her to one of the most dangerous places on earth in a modern-day adventure story searching to find a site thousands of years old.
Before Marv Albert, Bob Costas, and Mike Breen, there was Marty Glickman. The documentary chronicles the life and career of Glickman, a Jewish-American athlete turned broadcaster who pioneered many of the techniques, phrases, and programming innovations that are commonplace in sports reporting today. A multi-sport athlete with blistering speed, he was a teammate of Jesse Owens on the 1936 U.S. Olympic track team.
"Muslim belief and tradition specifies that there should be no depictions of God or the Prophet Muhammad. In religious contexts, this constraint on what artists can depict extends to human figures and other living creatures as well. These prohibitions have inspired a rich visual culture based on calligraphy, Arabesque floral designs, and geometry, all of which feature strongly in the art and design found throughout the Muslim world, including mosques. With the help of fine art and religious experts, host Rageh Omaar traces the effect of these beliefs over the centuries on the art and artists of the Islamic world and considers why depictions of pilgrims taking part in the Hajj pilgrimage have become part of the accepted tradition of Islamic art, including in work exhibited at the British Museum"--From publisher description.
Examines the role played by the American evangelical movement and the International House of Prayer megachurch in the state-sanctioned persecution of homosexuals in Uganda.
The best seven year-old golfers from around the world descend on the world famous Pinehurst Golf course in North Carolina to determine the next world champion and who might become golf's next phenomenon. It follows eight young golfers vying for the title of world champion
On the surface, London is a buzzing, modern metropolis. But underneath lies a secret, hidden world, all but forgotten by the millions of people above. Secrets of Underground London uncovers 2000 years of subterranean history: a world of ancient caves and perfectly preserved Roman remains; mysterious rivers and gruesome plague pits; impenetrable vaults and top-secret bunkers.
An uplifting documentary featuring five severely wounded veterans from the Iraq/Afghanistan conflicts, with injuries ranging from burns to multiple amputations, embarking on an exciting new mission: stand-up comedy. With help from their own comedy writer mentors, and coaching from A-List comedians: Zach Galifianakis, Bob Saget, B.J. Novak, and Lewis Black, they were guided in creating their own personal standup routines and fine-tuned until ready to perform at LA's top comedy clubs.
The largest masonry dome on earth, Florence's cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, is a masterpiece of ingenuity and a source of mystery. Historians and engineers have long debated how its architect kept the dome perfectly aligned and symmetrical as the sides rose and converged toward the center. To test the latest theories, a team of U.S. bricklayers will help build an experimental, mini-Duomo, using period tools and techniques.