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Ruben Salazar: Man in the Middle

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Examines the life and mysterious death of pioneering journalist Ruben Salazar. At the heart of the story is Salazar's transformation from a mainstream, middle-of-the-road reporter to a supporter and primary chronicler of the radical Chicano movement of the late 1960s. Killed under mysterious circumstances by a law enforcement officer in 1970, Salazar became an instant martyr to the Latino community, which had often criticized his reporting during his lifetime. Includes interviews with Salazar's friends, colleagues, family members, and Salazar's own words culled from personal writings.
DVD
2014; 2013
Clemons (Stacks)
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Joan of Arc

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Born to a peasant family, young Joan hears the voices of saints telling her to unite her beseiged nation. At seventeen, she leads one of the greatest campaigns for freedom the world has ever witnessed.
DVD
2016; 1999
Clemons (Stacks)
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Roots

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The gripping story is told through four generations, from the capture of Kunta Kinte in Africa to his transport to Colonial America in brutal conditions through successive generations fighting to win their freedom in the Civil War.
DVD
2016
Clemons (Stacks)
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Satchmo

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"Satchmo. There are few people in this country -- or around the world -- who will not recognize the name. Louis Armstrong embodied 20th century American culture... No other performer of his era had such a profound effect as a singer as well as an instrumentalist... With over a dozen of his classic film performances, ... numerous live concert and television performances [and] ... never-before-seen home movies and newly discovered 1935 Chicago nightclub footage"--Container.
DVD
2011; 1989
Clemons (Stacks)
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Lance Loud!: A Death in an American Family

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Presents a documentary follow-up on the life and death of Lance Loud, the eldest son in the 1970s television documentary An American family and the first openly gay person on television.
DVD
2004; 2002
Clemons (Stacks)
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Masters of Sex: Season One

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Chronicles the lives of sex researchers William Masters and Virginia Johnson. Masters, a successful OB/GYN, is conducting a secret study of human sexuality. Soon, he meets Virginia Johnson, a former nightclub singer who is now part of the hospital secretarial staff. He enlists her help with his study, and she quickly proves to be an asset to Masters' work. Together, they delve deeper than anyone before them into the science of sex and later become participants in their own research.
DVD
2014; 2013
Law (Klaus Reading Room) Map
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The Last King: The Power and the Passion of Charles II

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Captures the dramatic, lust-filled saga of King Charles II, from his youthful exile in the Netherlands to his numerous sexual escapades during his tumultuous 25-year reign to his secret deathbed conversion to Catholicism.
DVD
2004; 2003
Clemons (Stacks)
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Fidel Castro: El Comandante

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He stood defiantly at the center of some of the worst crises of the Cold War. After over forty years of rule, he remains one of the most controversial political figures of all time. Join Biography for a revealing look at the last great Communist leader.
DVD
2005; 1996
Clemons (Stacks)
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Queen Victoria's Empire

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Meet the queen who ruled over one-fifth of humanity and the larger-than-life figures who shaped British imperialism.
DVD
2006
Clemons (Stacks)
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Science Is Fiction: 23 Films by Jean Painlevé

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Long before Jacques Cousteau and Richard Attenborough, a Frenchman named Jean Painlevé made documentaries that captured the natural world in a unique manner. "Science Is Fiction" collects 23 of these short films. Painlevé (1902-89) spent his life straddling the arts and the sciences, studying biology at the Sorbonne, but also hanging out with Man Ray and Luis Buñuel. Long fascinated by marine life, Painlevé helped develop the underwater camera, one of the first handheld cameras, and high-magnification lenses that allowed him to observe creatures like sea urchins, jellyfish, and mollusks in their natural habitats. Though relatively obscure in the United States, Jean Painlevé's films embrace genre, combining documentary, educational film, and avant-garde experimentalism to create a [...]
DVD
2009; 1925
Clemons (Stacks)
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Ravi Shankar: L'extraordinaire Leçon = the Extraordinary Lesson

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This collected documentary shows Ravi Shankar, virtuoso sitar player, filmed during his last European concert and with his students and his daughter Anoushka.
DVD
2010
Clemons (Stacks)
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Jump at the Sun

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A biography of African American author and folklorist Zora Neale Hurston, the first black woman to enter the American literary canon.
DVD
2008
Clemons (Stacks)
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Brother Outsider: The Life of Bayard Rustin

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"[Bayard Rustin] was one of the first 'freedom riders,' an advisor to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and A. Philip Randolph, organizer of the 1963 March on Washington. Intelligent, gregarious and charismatic, Rustin was denied his place in the limelight for one reason -- he was gay. His homosexuality forced him to play a background role in landmark events in the Black struggle. This...documentary [deals] with the interplay of personal and political in the life of a complex, multi-talented essential figure in the history of American radicalism." -- Container.
DVD
2002
Clemons (Stacks)
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Monarchy: The Royal Family at Work

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A compelling and unique insight into the work of the Queen through a full year. Features exceptional access to members of the royal family, including Prince Charles, William, and Harry, uncovering their lives away from the glare of the public eye.
DVD
2008
Clemons (Stacks)
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Hank Williams: Honky Tonk Blues

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"Using never-before-seen footage, photos and audio of Williams and featuring interviews with many friends and family who have never spoken on-camera before, Honky tonk blues tells the story of Hank Williams' rise and fall"--Container.
DVD
2004
Clemons (Stacks)
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Quincy Jones: In the Pocket

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A look at Quincy Jones' life and career as a composer, arranger, musician, and producer from his many friends and peers. Includes some behind the scenes and unseen footage.
DVD
2002
Clemons (Stacks)
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You Don't Know Jack

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Angel of mercy, or murderous 'Doctor Death'? Jack Kevorkian is one of the most polarizing figures in modern American history, a man whose passionate belief that people have the right to die has brought him both praise and vilification.
DVD
2010
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Bill Cosby

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A look at the legendary TV comic whose life away from the cameras has often been anything but funny. After flunking out of high school, Cosby's hilarious riffs on life connected with audiences, and he became a stand-up and sitcom superstar. Along the way he suffered tragedy and controversy, but because of his long-lasting appeal and big endorsement deals with Jell-O and Coca-Cola, Cosby remains one of the top names in American comedy.
DVD
2010; 2006
Clemons (Stacks)
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Pat Tillman

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Presenting the life and legend of Pat Tillman from his eary childhood in Freemont, California, to his days of glory on the football field, to his tragic and controversial death in Afghanistan.
DVD
2006; 2004
Clemons (Stacks)
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You Cannot Start Without Me: Valery Gergiev, Maestro = Impossible de Commencer Sans Moi

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This documentary presents a portrait of Valeriĭ Gergiev the man and artist; it reveals how Gergiev combines an impossible international conducting schedule with his job as artistic director of the Mariinsky Opera and Ballet, in St. Petersburg.
DVD
2009
Clemons (Stacks)