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1.

Tea With the Dames

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Dame Maggie Smith, Dame Judi Dench, Dame Eileen Atkins, and Dame Joan Plowright are among the most celebrated actresses of the time, with scores of iconic performances, decades of wisdom, and innumerable awards between them. They are also longtime friends who invite viewers to join them for a weekend in the country as they catch up with one another, reminisce, and share their candid, delightfully irreverent thoughts on everything from art to aging to love to a life lived in the spotlight.
DVD
2019; 2018
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Won't You Be My Neighbor?

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As one of America's most beloved children's show hosts, Mr. Rogers remains one of the most iconic television figures for families worldwide. This documentary takes a closer look at the person behind the show, persona, and personality that helped define what it meant to be a good person and be a part of a healthy community. Through his children's show, Mr. Rogers would go on to inspire a generation by not skirting real world issues, confronting issues of social justice and maturity through a lens that provided an educational aspect that was approachable by kids and appreciated by the entire family.
DVD
2018
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RBG

RBG

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At the age of 85, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has developed a lengthy legal legacy while becoming an unexpected pop culture icon. But the unique personal journey of her rise to the nation's highest court has been largely unknown, even to some of her biggest fans - until now. RBG explores Ginsburg's life and career.
DVD
2018
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Good Ol' Freda

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Freda Kelly was just a shy Liverpudlian teenager when she was asked to work for a local band hoping to make it big--the Beatles. As many people came in and out of the band's circle, Freda remained a staple because of her unfaltering loyalty and dedication as their secretary and friend.
DVD
2013
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Visages Villages =: Faces Places

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Filmmaker Agnes Varda and photographer JR set out on a trip through France to meet locals and produce epic sized murals and form an unlikely friendship along the way.
DVD
2018; 2017
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Kedi

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Hundreds of thousands of cats roam the metropolis of Istanbul freely. For thousands of years they've wandered in and out of people's lives, becoming an essential part of the communities that make the city so rich. Claiming no owners, these animals live between two worlds, neither wild nor tame, and they bring joy and purpose to those people they choose to adopt. In Istanbul, cats are the mirrors to the people, allowing them to reflect on their lives in ways nothing else could.; " ... An almost unadulterated pleasure."--Boston Globe.; " ... Steeped in charm and simple wisdom."--Leonard Maltin.; " ... Showcases both the warm-hearted people of this ancient Turkish city and the seamless integration of its felines into everyday life."--Toronto Star.
DVD
2017; 2016
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G-Dog

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Father Greg Boyle (G-Dog), a white Jesuit priest, has spent some 25 years in the toughest part of East LA, offering jobs not jail, to tough, street-smart young people, all former gang members. Father Boyle is a charismatic visionary, but he's made the dream real: his Homeboy Industries has become the largest, most successful gang intervention and rehab program in the U.S. "Nothing Stops a Bullet like a Job." With a 70% success rate at redirecting kids away from gang life, Homeboy Industries provides tattoo removal, job training, counseling, yoga, fatherhood and substance abuse classes -- all free. It's the one place in the 'hood' that turns lives around: swapping violence for community and building toward a future of hope.
DVD
2013
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The Staircase

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The eight episodes of The staircase turn on the question of whether the death of Kathleen Peterson was accidental or whether she was murdered by her husband, author Michael Peterson, presenting behind-the-scenes access to Peterson, his family and friends, investigators, the defense team, and the prosecution as events unfold and each party attempts to come to terms with this bizarre mystery.
DVD
2005; 2004
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Citizen Jane: Battle for the City

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It is a timely tale of what can happen when engaged citizens fight the power for the sake of a better world. Arguably, no one did more to shape our understanding of the modern American city than Jane Jacobs, the visionary activist and writer who fought to preserve urban communities in the face of destructive development projects.
DVD
2017; 2016
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Obit: An Inside Look at Life on the New York Times Obituaries Desk

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At a time when the free press is under threat, OBIT. takes a rare look inside one of the United States' foremost journalistic institutions, The New York Times. The steadfast writers of the paper's Obituaries section approach their work with journalistic rigor and narrative flair, each day depositing the details of a handful of extraordinary lives into the cultural memory. Going beyond the byline and into the minds of those chronicling the recently decesaed, OBIT. is ultimately a celebration of life that conveys the central role journalism plays in capturing and reporting vital pieces of our history.
DVD
2017
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Notes on Blindness

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Documents theologian John Hull's experience of going blind in 1983, when he began recording a diary on audiocassette.
DVD
2017
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Abacus: Small Enough to Jail

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Acclaimed director Steve James tells the saga of the Chinese immigrant Sung family, owners of Abacus Federal Savings of Chinatown, New York. Accused of mortgage fraud by Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance, Jr., Abacus becomes the only bank prosecuted after the 2008 financial crisis. The indictment and subsequent trial forces the Sung family to defend themselves, and their bank's legacy in the Chinatown community, over the course of a five-year legal battle.
DVD
2017; 2016
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Eight Days a Week: The Touring Years

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Based on the first part of The Beatles' career the period in which they toured and captured the world's acclaim. Explores how John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr came together to become this extraordinary phenomenon. It explores their inner workings, how they made decisions, created their music and built their collective career together all the while, exploring The Beatles' extraordinary and unique musical gifts and their remarkable, complementary personalities.
DVD
2016
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Before the Flood

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A documentary presenting a riveting account of the dramatic changes occurring around the world due to climate change, as well as the actions individuals and society can take to prevent catastrophic disruption of life on this planet.
DVD
2017
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Zero Days

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A black ops cyber attack launched by the U.S. and Israel on an Iranian nuclear facility unleashed malware with unforeseen consequences. The Stuxnet virus infiltrated it's pre-determined target only to spread it's infection outward, ultimately exposing systemic vulnerabilities that threatened the very safety of the planet. Delve deep into the bourgeoning world of digital warfare in this documentary thriller from Academy Award winning filmmaker Alex Gibney.
DVD
2017; 2016
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Weiner

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An examination of disgraced New York Congressman Anthony Weiner's disastrous 2013 mayoral campaign.
DVD
2016
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I Am Not Your Negro

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Master documentary filmmaker Raoul Peck envisions the book James Baldwin never finished. The result is a radical, up-to-the-minute examination of race in America, using Baldwin's original words and a flood of rich archival material. A journey into black history that connects the past of the Civil Rights movement to the present of #BlackLivesMatter.
DVD
2017; 2016
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The Best Democracy Money Can Buy: A Tale of Billionares & Ballot Bandits

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Follow investigative reporter Greg Palast as he busts the new KKK--the billionaire bandits that are behind a scheme to purge one million voters of color in November.
DVD
2016
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Golden Kingdom

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A narrative feature film about four orphan boys, novice monks living in a Buddhist monastery in a remote part of Northeast Burma. The head monk departs on a long journey from which he may never return, leaving the boys alone in the middle of the forest. Once the boys are on their own, strange, magical occurrences begin to pass. Orphan Witazara realizes he must protect the three other boys throughout this series of bizarre events, which threaten to unravel the fabric of the young monks' reality.
DVD
2017
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Dark Horse

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Looks at a small group of friends in a former mining town in Wales who decide to breed a racehorse, Dream Alliance, who goes on to have a prodigious career on the track.
DVD
2016; 2015
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