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Amazing Grace

Aretha Franklin · Universal Pictures Home Entertainment
Format: DVD

Singer Aretha Franklin performs gospel songs at the New Temple Missionary Baptist Church in Los Angeles in 1972.

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Poetry in America, Season 1

Yo Yo Ma · PBS Distribution
Format: DVD

Poetry in America is filmed on location in a rich documentary style. From our base in Cambridge, we follow Allen Ginsberg to San Francisco, Gwendolyn Brooks to the South Side of Chicago, and Emily Dickinson to Amherst. Along the way, scientists and Supreme Court justices, playwrights...

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Guilty Until Proven Guilty

Harry Moses · First Run Features
Format: DVD

A moving, powerful film that pays close attention to a part of America that society has chosen to neglect. --Usher

"Criminal justice reform has long been an issue in the civil rights movement and 'Guilty Until Proven Guilty' shows why. By telling the shocking story of an African...

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Ken Burns: Country Music

n · PBS Distribution
Format: DVD

Ken Burns's eight-part, 16-hour documentary series, COUNTRY MUSIC, chronicles the history of a uniquely American art form, focusing on the biographies of the fascinating characters who created it. The film follows the evolution of country music from its diverse and humble origins as it emerged,...

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Cuban Food Stories

Asori Soto · First Run Features
Format: DVD

"Eye-opening...mouth-watering! Made with an archivist's heart and a gourmand's soul, 'Cuban Food Stories' chronicles director Asori Soto's road trip around the island of his birth, searching for the flavors of his youth and the stories behind the distinctive (and sometimes disappearing)...

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Apollo 11

Todd Douglas Miller · Universal Pictures Home Entertainment
Format: DVD

From director Todd Douglas Miller (Dinosaur 13) comes a cinematic event 50 years in the making. Crafted from a newly discovered trove of 65mm footage, and more than 11,000 hours of uncatalogued audio recordings, Apollo...

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NOVA: Inside the Megafire


Format: Book

Scientists try to determine the cause for the increasing megafire threat by exploring the physics of fire, how firestorms move and travel and by analyzing aerial drone and satellite data to catch fires before they start.

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The biggest little farm

John Chester; Molly Chester; Universal Studios Canada,
Format: Book

A couple are followed through their successes and failures as they work to develop a sustainable farm on 200 acres outside of Los Angeles. Over the years, the desolate they purchase begins to thrive and its transformed.

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Echo in the Canyon

Andrew Slater · Greenwich Ent
Format: DVD

Echo In The Canyon celebrates the explosion of popular music that came out of LA s Laurel Canyon in the mid-60s as folk went electric and The Byrds, The Beach Boys, Buffalo Springfield and The Mamas and the Papas gave birth to the California Sound. 1965-67 was a moment when bands came...

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To a More Perfect Union: U.S. v Windsor

Donna Zaccaro · First Run Features
Format: DVD

This moving documentary establishes both the historical and emotional context for a landmark Supreme Court decision. The film explores the powerful experience of gay rights pioneer and vivacious personality Edie Windsor and her fight to be recognized legally as the wife of her decades-long...

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