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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
Law (CHECKED OUT)
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Birth of a Movement: The Battle Against America's First Blockbuster

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"In 1915, African American newspaper editor and civil rights activist William Monroe Trotter waged a battle against D.W. Griffith's notoriously Ku Klux Klan-friendly blockbuster The Birth of a Nation, which unleashed a fight still raging today about race relations and representation, and the power and influence of Hollywood. Birth of a Movement features commentary from Spike Lee, Reginald Hudlin, Henry Louis Gates, Jr., and DJ Spooky (who created a new score and remix of the Griffith film), and numerous clips from the technically groundbreaking but racially astounding epic"--Case.
DVD
2017; 2016
Clemons (Stacks)
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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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Life, Animated

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"A documentary by Academy Award winning filmmaker Roger Ross Williams based on a book by Pulitzer Prize winning writer Ron Suskind. Imagine being trapped inside a Disney movie and having to learn about life mostly from animated characters dancing across a screen of color. A fantasy? A nightmare? Life, Animated is the real-life story of Owen Suskind, the son of the Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Ron Suskind and his wife, Cornelia. An autistic boy who couldn't speak for years, Owen memorized dozens of Disney movies, turned them into a language to express love and loss, kinship, brotherhood. "--From website.
Online
2016
No information available at this time.
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Rosenwald

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"Rosenwald is the incredible story of how businessman and philanthropist Julius Rosenwald joined forces with Booker T. Washington and African American communities in the segregationist Jim Crow South to build more than 5000 schools. Inspired by the Jewish doctrine of 'tikkun olam' or repairing the world, and a deep concern over racial inequality in America, the Rosenwald Fund supported major African-American artists and intellectuals, like Marian Anderson, W.E.B. Du Bois, Langston Hughes, Jacob Lawrence, and Gordon Parks. This unprecedented historical partnership impacted American culture for generations and continues to inspire today."--Container.
DVD
2017
Clemons (Stacks)
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The Rise and Fall of the Brown Buffalo

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"A fresh and genre-defying film about the life of radical Chicano lawyer, author and countercultural icon Oscar Zeta Acosta--the basis for the character Dr. Gonzo in Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, written by his friend and legendary journalist-provocateur Hunter S. Thompson. Relevant now more than ever, this urgent, untold story probes issues of racial identity, criminal justice, and politics, while giving Acosta his due place as a troubled but brilliant man who changed American history."--Container.
DVD
2018
Clemons (Stacks)
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The Absent House

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Pioneering architect Fernando Abruña Charneco, FAIA, confronts climate change with his sustainable constructions. An apprentice of R. Buckminster Fuller, Charneco puts nature first before erecting a building -- a practice which would later be labeled as sustainable green architecture.
DVD
2013
Clemons (Stacks)
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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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Karayuki-San =: The Making of a Prostitute

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"A film about another kind of "unreturned soldier," Karayuki-san finds Imamura traveling to Malaysia to interview Kikuyo Zendo, one of the countless Japanese women who were kidnapped or otherwise sold into sexual slavery in order to service the Japanese military in Southeast Asia. 74 years old at the time of filming, she offers a frank and harrowing testimony into her horrific wartime experiences, and the factors that have led her to choose exile over repatriation."--Container.
DVD
2014; 1975
Clemons (Stacks)
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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
Law (Klaus Reading Room) Map
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The Absent House

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Pioneering architect Fernando Abruña Charneco, FAIA, confronts climate change with his sustainable constructions. An apprentice of R. Buckminster Fuller, Charneco puts nature first before erecting a building -- a practice which would later be labeled as sustainable green architecture.
Online
2015; 2013
No information available at this time.
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Cesar's Last Fast

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"A documentary film about the private sacrifice and spiritual conviction behind Cesar Chavez's struggle for the humane treatment of America's farm workers, and the impact Chavez's legacy has on today's generation of organizers fighting for farm worker rights. The film is built around powerful, never-before-seen footage of Chavez's 1988 "Fast for Life," a 36-day act of penance for not having done enough to stop growers from spraying pesticides on farm workers"--Film website.
DVD
2014; 2013
Clemons (Stacks)
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Dolores

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"Dolores Huerta is among the most important, yet least known, activists in American history. An equal partner in co-founding the first farm workers unions with Cesar Chavez, her enormous contributions have gone largely unrecognized. Dolores tirelessly led the fight for racial and labor justice alongside Chavez, becoming one of the most defiant feminists of the twentieth century--and she continues the fight to this day ... With intimate and unprecedented access to this intensely private mother to eleven, the film reveals the raw, personal stakes involved in committing one's life to social change."--https://www.doloresthemovie.com/aboutnew
DVD
2017
Clemons (Stacks)
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Maynard Jackson

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Maynard Jackson Jr. was the first black Mayor of a major southern city, Atlanta. He's considered 'The Obama before Obama.' In 1968 after the assassinations of MLK Jr. and Robert Kennedy, he announced his candidacy for the Georgia U.S. Senate against known segregationist, Herman Talmadge. His loss ultimately ignited a movement in the south that was started by Dr. King then picked up by Maynard.
DVD
2018; 2017
Clemons (Stacks)
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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
Law (CHECKED OUT)
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Tyrus: The Tyrus Wong Story

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Explores the life of Tyrus Wong, a Chinese-American artist and illustrator, best known for his work as lead artist on Disney's 1942 animated film Bambi.
DVD
2017; 2015
Clemons (Stacks)
17.

The Flat

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"[F]ilmmaker Arnon Goldfinger travels to Tel Aviv to clean out the apartment of his recently-deceased German-born Jewish grandmother. ... Goldfinger begins an unsettling journey into his family's history ... and discovers that knowing the truth can be a terrible burden. ... The Flat is a real-life suspense story about how the past can return to haunt the present."--Container.
DVD
2013; 2011
Clemons (Stacks)
18.

Nas: Time Is Illmatic

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Returning to his childhood home in Queensbridge, Nas shares stories of his upbringing, his influences - from the music of his jazz musician father Olu Dara to the burgeoning hip hop scene in New York City - and the obstacles he faced before his major label signing at age twenty. Features interviews with his Illmatic producers, Large Professor, Pete Rock, Q-Tip, L.E.S., and DJ Premier, and musical peers, including Pharrell Williams and Alicia Keys.
DVD
2015; 2014
Clemons (Stacks)
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American Revolutionary: The Evolution of Grace Lee Boggs

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"What does it mean to be an American revolutionary today? Grace Lee Boggs is a 98-year-old Chinese American writer, activist, and philosopher in Detroit. Rooted for more than 70 years in the African American movement, she has devoted her life to an evolving revolution that encompasses the contradictions of America's past and its potentially radical future. [This documentary presents] Boggs's lifetime of vital thinking and action, traversing the major U.S. social movements of the last century; from labor to civil rights, to Black Power, feminism, the Asian American and environmental justice movements and beyond"--Container.
DVD
2013
Clemons (Stacks)
20.

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