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New Arrivals - DVDs
This film explores Kennedy's childhood years as the privileged but sickly son of one of the wealthiest men in America, his early political career as a lackluster congressman, his successful run for the U.S. Senate, and the game-changing presidential campaign that made him the youngest elected president in U.S. history.
An exploration of the success of Marvel Comics in both the US and UK, accounting for more than half of all comic book sales. Provides a behind-the-scenes look at the artists and writers responsible for producing these superhero tales for grownups. Features an interview with Marvel legend Stan Lee, the man who created Spiderman, the Incredible Hulk, Captain America.
Using a letter written by Union officer, Lt. Frank A. Haskell to his brother, as well as other accounts from soldiers on both sides, this film tells the story of the Battle of Gettysburg as experienced by the soldiers who were there.
From stalwart Starfleet jurors to a minion of miniature-golfing Klingons, a docu-comedy takes a hilariously breezy and off-kilter look at the Star Trek phantom menace.
Ardeshir Mohasses was Iran's foremost political cartoonist, satirist, painter, and illustrator. The filmmaker seeks to portray the beauty of Ardeshir's purpose and power in crafting his art to convey the plight of the oppressed, and his universal sense of justice and tyranny, expressed visually. Documentary displays the depth of Ardeshir's observations and his extraordinary free spirit.
A documentary examining opposing cultural movements in India (tradition vs. modernism), contrasting the experiences and attitudes of contestants in the Miss India beauty contest with those of participants at a Hindu fundamentalist camp for young girls.
In Tolstoy's timeless epic of love and loss, a circle of aristocrats finds their glittering world crumbling as war threatens imperial Russia. Set during the years of Napoleon's invasion of Russia, War and Peace follows the changing fortunes of brooding hero Prince Andrej, his bookish friend Pierre, and the spirited but nav?e Natasha. As Napoleon?s armies menace their privileged lives, the horrors of the battlefield reach into the elegant ballrooms and bedrooms of Moscow.
On November 22, 2013, it will be 50 years since the death of President John F. Kennedy. It tells the story of what happened on that tragic day through the memories of people who played a part in those extraordinary events and whose lives were touched forever by what happened. Some have not spoken before. The minute-by-minute story of the death of a president is told through rarely seen film and photographs shot on the tragic day.
Uses interactive experiments, tricks and people with extraordinary brains to reveal discoveries about attention, sensory perception and memory.
On June 2, 1958, Richard Loving and his fiancée Mildred Jeter traveled from Caroline County, Virginia, to Washington, D.C. to be married. Later, the newlyweds were arrested, tried and convicted of the felony crime of miscegenation. Two young ACLU lawyers took on the Loving case, fully aware of the challenges posed. The U.S. Supreme Court ruled unanimously in their favor on June 12, 1967 and resulted in sixteen states being ordered to overturn their bans on interracial marriage.
It took 80 years to rise to power, but now, after only 12 months, the Muslim Brotherhood has been ousted by its longtime foe-the Egyptian military. In a special FRONTLINE report, Middle East Correspondents Martin Smith and Charles Sennott examine the rise and rapid fall of Egypt?s Muslim Brotherhood. With unique access to the Brotherhood?s leadership, FRONTLINE follows the Islamist movement as it plots its next move.
Takes the viewer on a humorous, emotional and illuminating look into the mysterious world of the Court of Master Sommeliers and their massively intimidating master sommelier exam. Sommelier is a widely used French term for a specialist wine waiter or wine steward.
A product of the Sensory Ethnography Lab at Harvard, the film offers not information but immersion in wind, water, grinding machinery and piscine agony. Set entirely on a groundfish trawler out of New Bedford, Massachusetts and presented without dialogue, the brutality of fishing, as opposed to its romance, is emphasized here.
"From the Great White shark, which can consume twenty pounds of flesh in just one bite, to the tiny fire ant with its poisonous venom, these predators use their unique abilities to stay on top of the food chain"--Container.
Features radio remixes of hit music to pump up the pace and amp up the results in your fitness walking regime. Incorporates high intensity interval training, alternating between short bursts of "all out" effort and periods of recovery.
"On August 19, 1942 the Allies launched their first amphibious attack on mainland Europe at the small French port of Dieppe. Now, investigative reporting, interviews and reenactments bring the events of the day to life and reveal the role James Bond creator Sir Ian Fleming played in one of the darkest hours of WWII"--From publisher description.
Pediatrician Harvey Karp presents parents with steps necessary to help calm a crying baby.
Tells the story of Julian Assange and his creation of Wikileaks, the controversial website that facilitated the largest security breach in U.S. history. Parallels Assange's rise and fall with that of Pfc. Bradley Manning, the troubled young soldier who leaked hundreds of thousands of classified documents. A multi-layered exposé about transparency in the information age and our ever-elusive search for the truth.
'Merry Larry' is serving as 'Head Elf' during the Christmas season when Christina's request catches his attention - she wants to help her friend, who lost her house in a fire! Larry sets off to bring attention to her situation. Philip finds he has NO lights and no head elf for the mall's display! Will Philip realize what the 'true light of Christmas' is really about? Find out in this story where kids learn that 'Christmas shines most bright and true, when you give the love God gave to you.'
Journey into the ancient world in this series about history's bravest and most brutally fearsome warriors; Vikings. Ragnar, a would-be Viking chieftain, longs to fulfill his destiny as an explorer and conqueror, alongside his ambitious brother Rollo and loyal wife Lagertha. But as Ragnar leads daring raids in distant realms across the ocean, treacherous forces in his Norse homeland conspire against him.
Highlights four cases where whistleblowers noticed government wrongdoing and took to the media to expose the fraud and abuse. It exposes the surprisingly worsening and threatening reality for whistleblowers and the press. Includes interviews with whistleblowers Michael DeKort (Lockheed Martin Integrated Deepwater System program), Thomas Drake (Trailblazer Project), Franz Gayl (criticism of lack of MRAPs to troops in Iraq and Afghanistan) and Thomas Tamm (warrantless NSA surveillance), plus award-winning journalists like David Carr, Lucy Dalglish, Glenn Greenwald, Seymour Hersh, Michael Isikoff, Bill Keller, Eric Lipton, Jane Mayer, & more.
One man's wild, lifelong adventure of testing society's boundaries through his subversive art combines traditional documentary storytelling with original animation culled from seven decades worth of art from the renegade children's book author and illustrator. Using a palette of 20th century events to paint an artist's epic yet controversial life story, the film offers a retrospective of Ungerer's life and art.