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Romeo & Juliet

Hailee Steinfeld · 20th Century Fox
Format: DVD

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Next Year Jerusalem

Regine Arouette · First Run Features
Format: DVD

Choosing life in life's final chapter is the poignant subtext of Next Year Jerusalem, a lyrical portrait of eight nursing home residents who make a pilgrimage to Israel.??Offered a seat on the bus for the tour, we accompany these individuals across stunning Israeli sites and landscapes,...
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Tavis Smiley Reports: Too Important to Fail

Tavis Smiley · PBS HOME VIDEO
Format: DVD

TOO IMPORTANT TO FAIL takes a clear-eyed look at the challenges facing African American teenage boys as they navigate their way to adulthood. With the high school drop out rate among black boys approaching 50%, this program examines the obstacles these boys confront and puts a very human...
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SECRET STATE/DVD

Gabriel Byrne · ACORN MEDIA
Format: DVD

After a devastating industrial explosion kills 19 people, Deputy Prime Minister Tom Dawkins (Gabriel Byrne, The Usual Suspects, In Treatment) investigates the cause of the accident and seeks justice for the families of the victims. Matters are complicated with a shocking plane crash involving...
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Jesse Owens

Narrated by Andre Braugher · PBS (DIRECT)
Format: DVD

AMERICAN EXPERIENCE details Jesse Owens early career; describes Adolf Hitler s outsized ambitions for the 1936 Olympics; explores the movement in Western democracies to boycott the event; and explains the pressures on Owens to attend. The film also explores why, despite his success in Germany,...
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We Come as Friends

Various · BBC Home Entertainment
Format: DVD

As war-ravaged South Sudan claims independence from North Sudan and its brutal President, Omar al-Bashir, a tiny, homemade prop plane wings in from France. It is piloted by eagle-eyed documentarian Hubert Sauper, who is mining for stories in a land trapped in the past but careening toward...
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Sesame Street: Arts & Crafts Playdate (2013)

· Sesame Street
Format: DVD

Learn to be "art smart" with your Sesame Street friends! What's a lonely rock to do? Be it boulder or pebble, Zoe's pet rock Rocco needs a buddy, so Elmo uses his art smarts to turn ordinary items into a gem of a friend. Baby Bear is eating breakfast - porridge, of course...
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Archer. Season 04

H Jon Benjamin; Jessica Walter; Chris Parnell; Aisha Tyler; Judy Greer; All authors · [Publisher not identified]
Format: DVD

Swing back into action with Sterling Archer-the world's greatest spy-and the agents of ISIS for another hilarious season of cocktails, carousing, and animated awesomeness. Follow the team around the globe, from the mysterious Bermuda Triangle all the way to the Vatican, as they bicker,...
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Bing Crosby rediscovered

Bing Crosby · PBS HOME VIDEO
Format: DVD

Bing Crosby was, without a doubt, the most popular and influential multi-media star of the first half of the twentieth century, pulling audiences in with his intimate, laid-back voice and innate charm. Narrated by Stanley Tucci and directed by Robert Trachtenberg, this film explores the life...
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Elsa & Fred

Edward Saxon · Millennium Entertainment
Format: DVD video

The story of two people who, at the end of the road, discover that it's never too late to love. After losing his wife, Fred feels disturbed, confused and alone, so his daughter helps move him into a small apartment where he meets Elsa. From that moment on, everything changes. Elsa bursts...
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Treme: Season 4

Various · HBO Studios
Format: DVD

In the series' final five episodes, which take place from November 2008 through Mardi Gras 2009, the promise of economic and cultural recovery - heightened by the historic election of a new president - is tempered by sobering economics, continued police corruption, and the ongoing specter...
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Footloose

Dylan Sellers; Craig Zadan; Neil Meron; Brad Weston; Craig Brewer; et al; All authors · Paramount Home Entertainment
Format: DVD

Ren MacCormack moves from Boston to the small town of Bomont, where he experiences a heavy dose of culture shock. A few years prior, the community was rocked by a tragic accident that killed five teenagers after a night out. Bomont's councilmen and the beloved Reverend Shaw Moore responded...
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Hamilton: The Revolution

Lin-Manuel Miranda · Grand Central Pub.
Pages: 287
Format: Print book

Winner of the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for DramaLin-Manuel Miranda's groundbreaking musical Hamilton is as revolutionary as its subject, the poor kid from the Caribbean who fought the British, defended the Constitution, and helped to found the United States. Fusing hip-hop, pop, R&B, and the best...
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A promise

Rebecca Hall · MPI HOME VIDEO
Format: DVD

A romantic drama set in Germany just before WWI and centered on a married woman who falls in love with her husband's prote'ge'. Separated first by duties and then by the war, they pledge their devotion to one another. Eight years later, with millions dead and Europe in ruins, the exile...
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Is school enough?

Stephen Brown; Doug Flateau; Mobile Digital Arts; TPT National Productions; Twin Cities Public Television · Pbs (Direct)
Format: DVD

Is School Enough? documents vivid examples of where new modes of self-directed learning are taking hold and flourishing. The film's powerful stories show that when students have the opportunity to explore their own interests and challenges*they step up and perform at the highest level.
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