New Arrivals · DVDs—Documentaries

July 1, 2015
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

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.

This is Gary Mcfarland [video recording] : the jazz legend who should have been a pop star

April 20, 2015
[S.l.] : Century 67 Films/Skye, c2015.
1 videodisc (72 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Title from disc label.
Feature length documentary about legendary 1960’s jazz arranger and composer Gary McFarland, who died much too young at the age of 38 under mysterious circumstances. Features interviews with Clark Terry, Bob Brookmeyer, Steve Kuhn, Airto Moreira, and many more, as well as rare music performances by Bill Evans, Stan Getz, and the Gary McFarland Orchestra.

World War One : the people's story

April 9, 2015
[Silver Spring, MD] : Athena
2 videodiscs (approximately 192 min.) : sound, color with black and white sequences ; 4 3/4 in.
Brian Cox, Matthew McNulty, Olivia Colman.
Title from disc surface.
Originally released as a motion picture in 2013.
An outstanding cast of acclaimed British actors bring the First World War to life in this stirring documentary created to commemorate the conflict's centennial in 2014. This unique four-part series mixes archival footage with reenactments by actors playing real participants in the war and performing excerpts from their original letters, memoirs, and diaries of the time.

Sukkah City : an ancient structure gets a modern makeover

March 30, 2015
1 videodisc (67 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Joshua Foer, Roger Bennett, Paul Goldberger, Thom Mayne, Ron Arad, Maira Kalman, Michael Arad.
Originally produced by Oxbow Lake Films ©2013.
Bonus Shorts: (Yeshiva Boys; Importance of Competitions; Submission Board Strategy)
When best-selling author Joshua Foer began to build his first sukkah, a small hut that Jews build and dwell in every fall for the holiday of Sukkot, he wanted to move beyond the generic plywood boxes and canvas tents that have become the unimaginative status quo. He discovered that while the Bible outlines the basic parameters for what a sukkah should look like and how it should function, it leaves plenty of room for variation and interpretation. Foer thought what if contemporary architects and designers were challenged to design and construct twelve radical sukkahs? What would they come up with? And so was born the design competition known as Sukkah City in Union Square Park, in the heart of New York City. Chronicling the competition, the film goes behind the scenes during construction, exhibition, and judging to provide an entertaining and inspiring portrait of the project's visionary architects and structures, and an exciting, singular moment in the American Jewish experience.

Sentimental reflections [videorecording] : America's heritage in story, scenery and song.

March 26, 2015
Cincinnati, OH : Sentimental Productions, a division of Delaney Communications, 2004-
videodiscs : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.

Conducting hope

March 23, 2015
1 videodisc (57 min.) : color, sound ; 4 3/4 in
Choir director, Kirk Carson.
Preparing for the concert -- Day of the concert -- 2 days after the concert.
Documentary about the East Hill Singers, which is the only men's prison choir in the United States to perform outside prison walls. The choir is composed in part by members of the community as well as former inmates.

Clean spirit : in the heart of the tour

March 23, 2015
[New York, New York] : First Run Features, [2015]
1 videodisc (88 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Featuring Marcel Kittel, John Degenkolb.
Title from container.
Based on an idea of Nando Boers.
The inside story of cycling team Argos-Shimano, whose members are keen to show that winning is possible without any use of doping.

Kabbalah me

March 23, 2015
[New York, New York] : First Run Features, [2015]
1 videodisc (approximately 80 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Featuring Steven E. Bram.
Originally produced as a documentary motion picture in 2014.
Bonus shorts: Oneness ; Good & evil in Kabbalah ; Women in Kabbalah ; Science & Kabbalah ; Kabbalah celebration : Meron ; Meditation : opening the heart.
A personal journey into the esoteric spiritual phenomenon known as Kabbalah, with discussions of its complex, mystical world by leading authorities.

Language matters with Bob Holman

March 23, 2015
1 videodisc (approximately 120 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Bob Holman
A two hour documentary that asks: What do we lose when a language dies? What does it take to save a language? It is filmed around the world: on a remote island off the coast of Australia, where 400 Aboriginal people speak ten different languages, all at risk; in Wales, where Welsh, once in danger, is today making a comeback; and in Hawaii, where a group of Hawaiian activists are fighting to save their native tongue.

Tales from the tower

March 12, 2015
[Place of publication not identified] : [Publisher not identified], [2015]
1 videodisc (138 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Title from disc label.
"The history of the Tower of London ... from palace to prison"--Container.
The Tower of London is the United Kingdom's number one tourist attraction. This impressive castle has been part of London's royal heritage for more than 1000 years, changing roles from fortress to palace to prison. Tales from the Tower brings to life just a few of the more amazing episodes in history that involve the Tower of London. These stories about torture, murder and rare escapes date from the eleventh to the 20th century!

Putin's way

March 12, 2015
[United States] : PBS Distribution
1 videodisc (approximately 60 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Frontline investigates the accusations of criminality and corruption that have surrounded Vladimir Putin's reign in Russia. Tracing his career back over two decades, Putin's Way reveals how the accumulation of wealth and power has led to autocratic rule and the specter of a new Cold War.

A path appears

March 12, 2015
[Arlington, Virginia] : PBS Distribution, [2015]
2 videodiscs (approximately 270 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Title from disc surface.
"Inspired by A path appears by Nicholas D. Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn"--Container.
A follow-up film to the critically acclaimed and critically discussed "Half the sky": turning oppression into opportunity for women worldwide", and will focus on violence against women across the Americas.

Jodorowsky's Dune

March 6, 2015
1 videodisc (90 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
With Alejandro Jodorowsky, Michel Seydoux, Chris Foss, H.R. Giger, Jean-Paul Gibon, Brontis Jodorowsky.
Videodisc release of the 2013 documentary motion picture.
Special features: Deleted scenes, theatrical trailer.
A documentary film about Alejandro Jodorowsky's attempt to make a film adaptation of Frank Herbert's 1965 science fiction novel, Dune, starring Jodorowsky's own 12-year-old son, as well as Orson Welles, Mick Jagger, David Carradine and Salvador Dali with music by Pink Floyd; film includes interviews with Jodorowsky and others.

Sinkholes : buried alive

March 5, 2015
[United States] : PBS Distribution
1 videodisc (approximately 60 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Title from disc label.
Originally produced as an episode of the PBS program, NOVA.
Sinkholes have swallowed highways, apartment buildings, horses, camels, and even golfers with monster-size holes cracking the earth from Siberia to Louisiana. Filled with compelling eyewitness video of dramatic collapses, and following scientists as they explore the underlying forces behind these natural disasters, Nova travels the globe to investigate what it's like to have your world vanish beneath your feet.

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