New Arrivals · DVDs—Documentaries

August 27, 2015
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Dior and I

August 26, 2015
1 videodisc (89 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Featuring, Marion Cotillard, Anna Wintour, Raf Simons.
Title from disc label.
A thrilling behind-the-scenes look at the creation of Raf Simons's highly anticipated first Haute Couture collection as Christian Dior's new Artistic Director. Beautifully melding the everyday, pressure-filled components of fashion with an elegant reverence for the history of Dior, Tcheng's colorful homage is nothing short of magical.

Walt Disney.

August 26, 2015
[United States] : PBS Distribution , [2015]
1 videodisc (240 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Narrated by Oliver Platt.
Title from disc label.
Walt Disney was uniquely adept at art as well as commerce, a master filmmaker who harnessed the power of technology and storytelling. This new film examines Disney's complex life and enduring legacy. Features rare archival footage from the Disney vaults, scenes from some of his greatest films, interviews with biographers and animators, and the designers who helped turn his dream of Disneyland into reality.


August 18, 2015
1 videodisc (113 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Edward Snowden, Glenn Greenwald.
Title from disc label.
Originally produced as a motion picture in 2014.
With unprecedented access, this gripping behind-the-scenes chronicle follows award winning director Laura Poitras and journalist Glenn Greenwald's remarkable encounters with whistle-blower Edward Snowden in a hotel room in Hong Kong, as he hands over classified documents that provide evidence of mass indiscriminate and illegal invasions of privacy by the NSA.

Last days of the Nazis

August 6, 2015
[United States] : Lionsgate
2 videodiscs (270 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Title from disc.
In 1945, the Allies rounded up and interrogated thousands of party officials, war criminals, advocates, and Nazis. These interrogations are a fascinating, largely forgotten part of the historical record. Subjects include Albert Speer, Hitler's architect and minister of Armaments; the commandant of Auschwitz, Rudolph Hess; Nazi Doctor Karl Gebhardt; and more. A horrifying portrait of the most evil regime in history.

The trouble with chicken.

July 29, 2015
Arlington, VA : PBS distribution, [2015]
1 videodisc (60 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Title from disc.
Frontline investigates the dangerous pathogens in meat, particularly in chicken.

Red army

July 28, 2015
Culver City, California : Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, [2015]
1 videodisc (approximately 85 min.) : sound, color with black and white sequences ; 4 3/4 in.
Featuring, Slava Fetisov.
Title from disc label.
Originally released as a motion picture in 2014.
A feature documentary about the Soviet Union and the most successful dynasty in sports history: the Red Army hockey team. Told from the perspective of its captain Slava Fetisov, the story portrays his transformation from national hero to political enemy. The film examines how sport mirrors social and cultural movements and parallels the rise and fall of the Red Army team with the Soviet Union.

Years of living dangerously. A dangerous future.

July 23, 2015
New York, NY : Films Media Group, [2015]
1 videodisc (58 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Title from disc label.
Follow Matt Damon as he investigates the global human impact on climate change.

Finding the gold within

July 23, 2015
[United States] : Video Project, [©2014]
1 videodisc (92 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Includes bonus features.
"Finding the gold within provides a rare, intimate look into the lives of six young black men from Akron, Ohio, each of whom is determined to disprove society's stereotypes and low expectations. The film follows the six as they make the challenging transition from high school through their first years of college. Along the way, they are faced with a variety of unexpected difficulties, from personal and family problems to overt racism. Each draws strength from a groundbreaking mentoring program for adolescents, Alchemy, Inc., which has been their second 'family' since sixth grade."--Container.

Dogsteps [videorecording] : what to look for in a dog

July 22, 2015
[S.I.] : Dogwise, 1998, c1988.
1 videodisc (65 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
The most complete information on canine gait and movement! Includes anatomical diagrams and film clips of still and moving x-rays which provide a look at bone and joint motion inside the dog. Illustrations throughout the DVD emphasize the importance of sound structure and show how serious deviations may affect efficiency and endurance. Suggested in combination with New Dogsteps book for even better understanding, and highly recommended for every serious fancier and certainly every breeder.

The first basket [videorecording]

July 22, 2015
[U.S.] : Laemmle/Zeller Films, c2009.
1 videodisc (ca. 88 min.) : sd., col. and b&w ; 4 3/4 in.
Narrator, Peter Riegert.
Includes theatrical trailer.
Examines both the role that Jewish players had in the evolution of basketball and the impact that it had on the assimilation of American Jews. Some of the players mentioned are Red Auerbach, Red Holzman, Dolph Schayes, Red Sarachek, Barney Sedran, Eddie Gottleib, Abe Saperstein, Ossie Schectman, Ralph Kaplowitz and Sammy Kaplan.

Animals are beautiful people [videorecording]

July 16, 2015
Burbank, CA : Warner Home Video, [2011]
1 videodisc (92 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Narrator, Paddy O'Byrne.
Special features: theatrical trailer.
Originally released as a motion picture in 1974.
Producer-writer-director Jamie Uys, who brought us the uproarious 'The Gods Must Be Crazy,' delivers awe-inspiring family entertainment in this unique look at the animal world. Four years of production, one hundred thousand miles of travel and half a million feet of film went into this splendid production. Away in their own world, far from the prying eyes of people, Africa's animals lead lives of humor and horror, danger and dignity.

The day the '60s died : the Kent State shootings

July 9, 2015
1 videodisc (approximately 60 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Title from disc label.
The Day the 60s Died chronicles May 1970, the month in which four students were shot dead at Kent State. The mayhem that followed has been called the most divisive moment in American history since the Civil War. From college campuses, to the jungles of Cambodia, to the Nixon White House, The Day the 60s Died takes us back into that turbulent spring 45 years ago.

The National Mall : America's front yard.

July 7, 2015
[Washington, DC] : National Geographic Channel, [2015]
1 videodisc (55 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Title from disc label.
Originally released as a motion picture in 2014.
With unprecedented access from the Trust for the National Mall and the National Park Service, National Geographic, for the first time ever, tells the story of the evolution of the Mall from wilderness to the center of a grand capital. An inside look at a pivotal place in the American story, revealing its secret places and the tragedies and triumphs that have unfolded here.

Portuguese in California [videorecording] : TV series and documentary

June 30, 2015
[California? : Nelson Ponta-Garça, 2014?]
4 videodiscs (225 min.) : sd., col. and b&w ; 4 3/4 in.
Narration, Peter Mason, Filipe Sá ; ; interviewers, Filipe Sá, Nelson Ponta-Garça, Tim Quigley, Sandra Meirelles Menino, Angela Simões, Filipe Tavares, João de Brito.
Ep. 1. Coming to America -- Ep. 2. The early days -- Ep. 3. The South: San Diego -- Ep. 4. The South: Los Angeles -- Ep. 5. The Valley -- Ep. 6. The North -- Ep. 7. Bay area -- Ep. 8. Culture -- Ep. 9. Culture / The Future.
Portuguese in California is a bilingual documentary that showcases the Portuguese American population living in California and offers the viewer a comprehensive historical overview of this unique and vibrant ethnic population.

Ron Jeremy : life after the buffet

June 25, 2015
1 videodisc (84 minutes) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 inches.
Ron Jeremy, Rabbi Shmuley Boteach, Dennis Hof, Bill Kinison, Pastor Craig Gross, Rabbi Elie Spitz, Mike Esterman, Teri Weigel.
Special features: behind the scenes with Ron Jeremy.
DVD release of the 2015 motion picture.
"In 2013 Ron made a different kind of headline. Death came knocking at his door when like a bolt of lightening he started experiencing pains in his chest. In this film Ron Jeremy takes us on a journey of his own spiritual awakening to understand that there is a greater power than what is here on earth."--Container.

1913 : seeds of conflict

June 17, 2015
[Place of publication not identified] : [Publisher not identified], [2015]
1 videodisc (approximately 60 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Title from disc label.
It examines a critical yet overlooked moment of transformation in Palestine, long before the Balfour Declaration and British Mandate period usually considered the matchstick for today's ongoing struggles. It was a time when identities were fluid and few Arabs or Jews living there could imagine the conflict that would engulf their region for the next century.

Plastic paradise : the great Pacific garbage patch

June 17, 2015
1 videodisc (57 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
"Winner, San Francisco International Ocean Film Festival, Environment Award," "Winner, American Conservation Film Festival Broadcast Award 2013."
Thousands of miles away from civilization, Midway Atoll is in one of the most remote places on earth. And yet its become ground zero for The Great Pacific Garbage Patch, syphoning plastics from three distant continents. In this independent documentary film, journalist/filmmaker Angela Sun travels on a personal journey of discovery to uncover this mysterious phenomenon. Along the way she meets scientists, researchers, influencers, and volunteers whom shed light on the effects of our rabid plastic consumption and learns the problem is more insidious than we could have ever imagined.

The Wrecking Crew!

June 11, 2015
Los Angeles, Calif. : Magnolia, 2015.
2 videodiscs (ca. 102 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Narrator: Denny Tedesco.
Special features: Deleted scenes, Extended interviews.
Profiles the group of Los Angeles studio musicians known as the Wrecking Crew -- featuring Tommy Tedesco, guitar; Hal Blaine, Earl Palmer drums ; Carol Kaye, Joe Osborne, bass -- who played on a slew of rock and pop hits during the sixties. Gifted, versatile and possessing the knack for turning a simple tune into something memorable, the Wrecking Crew were the players who turned the Wall of Sound in Phil Spector's head into a reality, and helped Brian Wilson create the musical vision that would redefine California pop. The Wrecking Crew also backed up everyone from Sonny and Cher, the Mamas and the Papas and the Monkees to Herb Alpert, Nat King Cole and Frank Sinatra, but while they became legends in the music business, they were all but unknown to the millions of people who made their records some of the biggest hits of the day. Filmmaker Denny Tedesco -- whose father Tommy was a member of the Wrecking Crew and perhaps the most recorded guitarist in history -- brings the free-wheeling story of the most famous musicians you've never heard of to the screen with the documentary The Wrecking Crew, which includes interviews with Cher, Brian Wilson, Nancy Sinatra, Roger McGuinn, Mickey Dolenz, Dick Clark and many more.

Rx : the quiet revolution

June 3, 2015
[Arlington, VA] : PBS, [2015]
1 videodisc (approximately 90 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Title from disc label.
Description: In this inspiring 90-minute documentary, filmmaker David Grubin - the son of a general practitioner - takes his camera across America from Maine to Alaska to introduce us to a diverse group of doctors, nurses, and health care professionals who are transforming the way we receive our medical care: lowering costs by placing the patient at the center of their practice.

Harvard beats Yale 29-29 [videorecording]

May 26, 2015
New York, NY : Kino International, [2009]
1 videodisc (104 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Tommy Lee Jones, Brian Dowling, Vic Gatto, Frank Champi, Mike Bouscaren, J.P. Goldsmith, Pat Conway, George Lalich, Bruce Weinstein, Fritz Reed, Del Marting, Brce Freeman, Kyle Gee, Pete Varney, Bob Levin, Nick Davidson, Mick Kleber, Bill Kelly, John Ignacio, Gus Crim, Dick Williams, Rick Frisbie, Jim Gallagher, Fran Gallagher, Don Gillis.
Videodisc release of the 2008 motion picture.
Extras: bonus interviews (ca. 73 min.); theatrical trailer.
One of the most legendary games in the history of sports: Harvard Stadium, November 23, 1968. Harvard and Yale, both teams undefeated for the first time since 1909, meet for the annual climax of the Ivy League football season. Yale and Harvard stage an unforgettable football contest that baffled even their own coaches. Using vintage footage and bracingly honest contemporary interviews with the players from both sides, this film is a poignant portrait of American lives, American sports, and American ideals.

Magician : the astonishing life & work of Orson Welles

May 22, 2015
[New York, New York] : Cohen Media Group, [2015]
1 videodisc (94 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Orson Welles.
It looks at the remarkable genius of Orson Welles on the eve of his centenary - the enigma of his career as a Hollywood star, a Hollywood director (for some a Hollywood failure), and a crucially important independent filmmaker. Orson Welles's life was magical: a musical prodigy at age ten, a director of Shakespeare at fourteen, a painter at sixteen, a star of stage and radio at twenty, romances with some of the most beautiful women in the world, including Rita Hayworth.

Behind The planet of the apes [videorecording]

May 8, 2015
Beverly Hills, Calif. : 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment, c2000.
1 videodisc (ca. 120 min.) : sd., col. with b&w sequences ; 4 3/4 in.
Host, Roddy McDowall.
Special features include: Theatrical trailers for Planet of the Apes (1968), Planet of the Apes (2001), Beneath the Planet of the Apes, Escape from the Planet of the Apes, Conquest of the Planet of the Apes, and Battle for the Planet of the Apes!, TV spot for Behind the planet of the apes.
Originally broadcast on television in 1998.
Introduction -- The men behind the apes -- The test film -- The makeup -- Pre-production -- Planet of the apes -- The ape actors -- Other challenges -- A political film -- A sense of fun -- The final scenes -- The statue -- A hit film -- A sequel? -- Beneath the planet of the apes -- Escape from the planet of the apes -- Conquest of the planet of the apes -- Battle for the planet of the apes -- The TV series -- Going ape -- The test of time.
Looks at the production and filming of the motion picture The planet of the apes and its sequels, which explored religious, social, and political issues through the relationship between apes and humans and between slaves and masters in an imaginary future world. Also looks at the spin-off television programs and merchandise. Includes interviews with stars Charlton Heston and Kim Hunter.

Method to the madness of Jerry Lewis [videorecording]

May 7, 2015
Beverly Hills, CA : Mansfield Avenue Productions : distributed by Anchor Bay Entertainment, 2012, 2011.
1 videodisc (116 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Directed and produced by Gregg Barson ; contributions from Chevy Chase, Alec Baldwin, Eddie Murphy, Jerry Lewis, Billy Crystal, Quentin Tarantino, Richard Lewis, Carol Burnett, Jerry Seinfeld, Carl Reiner.
Title from disc label.
A contemporary look at a true legend through in-depth and candid interviews with Jerry Lewis, never-before-seen film footage and commentary from an impressive array of comics and movie stars.

Before you know it

April 29, 2015
1 videodisc (110 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Title from disc label.
Originally released in 2013.
The subjects in this documentaty are no ordinary senior citizens. They are go-go booted bar-hoppers, love struck activists, troublemaking baton twirlers, late night Internet cruisers, seasoned renegades and bold adventurers. They are also among the estimated 2.4 million lesbian, gay and bisexual Americans over the age of 55 in the United States. This is not a film about gloomy realities, it's a film about generational trailblazers who have surmounted prejudice and defied expectation to form communities.

The kingdom of dreams and madness

April 20, 2015
[New York] : GKIDS, [2015]
1 videodisc (approximately 118 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Featuring, Hayao Miyazaki, Toshio Suzuki, Isao Takahata.
Title from disc label.
Originally released as a motion picture in 2013.
A look inside the notoriously insular Studio Ghibli. Follows director Hayao Miyazaki, producer Toshio Suzuki, and director Isao Takahata for a year as the studio rushes to complete two films, Miyazaki's The Wind Rises and Takahata's The Tale of the Princess Kaguya.

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