In many ways, President Lyndon B. Johnson was the most unlikely champion of Civil Rights. But his actions in the White House told a different story when he dared to champion two laws that changed America and the world-the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Voting Rights Act of 1965. Now, fifty years later, JFK & LBJ: A Time for Greatness sheds light on the fascinating story of a president who knew how to harness the nation's grief over John F. Kennedy's...
Slavery and the Making of America volume 2
From the 1740s to the 1830s, slavery continued to support economic development, but the Revolutionary War revealed the contradictions of a nation seeking independence while denying freedom to its black citizens.
The music helped them endure and flowed like no other place on Earth. The dust rose from their feet as they danced. Work songs and field hollers passed the day and music about their troubles echoed into the night. No amount of hardship or pain could silence the music of their forefathers. In fact, their pain became the source of a new sound...The Blues.
In 1997, Academy Award-winning actor Morgan Freeman offered to pay for an integrated prom in his hometown of Charleston, Mississippi where proms were still separated by race. The school board refused. Eleven years later in 2008, Freeman offered again, and his offer was accepted. This documentary follows multiple individuals throughout the process of throwing an integrated prom, including Jessica, whose parents are against the integration; Chasidy,...
There can be no doubt that we live in one of the most tumultuous political climates of the nation's history, a climate where politicians can be toppled on a whim, election results disputed in the country's highest courts, and governors unceremoniously recalled. It's enough to leave even the most cynical voter asking, how did this happen? Harry Thomason and Nickolas Perry's incendiary documentary, based on the best-selling book by Gene Lyons and Joe...
Two men, one a white segregationist and Klansman, a life member of the Ku Klux Klan, and the other a white SNCC-Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee-civil rights worker, first met, violently, in Greenwood, Mississippi in 1965 and barely avoided ruining each other's lives. They meet 43 years later, on camera, to explore whether reconciliation is possible. Byron (Delay) de la Beckwith Jr. and ex-civil rights worker and filmmaker, Paul Saltzman,...
Over a 70+ year career, Rita Moreno defied both her humble upbringing and relentless racism to become one of the rare EGOT (Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, Tony) Award Winners of our time. Her resilience and talent triumphed over adversity and broke barriers for generations of artists who refuse to be pigeonholed.
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A spectacular journey to the remote and wondrous world of Madagascar. Lemurs arrived there as castaways millions of years ago and evolved into hundreds of diverse species but are now highly endangered. Join trailblazing scientist Patricia Wright on her lifelong mission to help these strange and adorable creatures survive in the modern world.
13) Ted: 2
Universal Studios Home Entertainment
Newlywed couple Ted and Tami-Lynn want to have a baby, but in order to qualify to be a parent, Ted will have to prove he's a person in a court of law. "In its own, sweetly subversive way, this might be just the tolerance plea America needs right now..."--Variety. "Ted's Boston-accented zingers are expertly delivered by the director/star, whose voice talent is undeniable..."--Hollywood Reporter. "I laughed and laughed at Ted 2..."--Village Voice....
14) Now you see me
An elite FBI squad is in a game of cat and mouse against "The Four Horsemen", a super-team of the world's greatest illusionists. The Four Horsemen pull off a series of daring heists against corrupt business leaders during their performances, showering the stolen profits on their audiences while staying one step ahead of the law.
15) Going in style
Lifelong buddies Willie, Joe, and Al decide to buck retirement and step off the straight and narrow for the first time in their lives when their pension fund becomes a corporate casualty. To pay the bills and come through for their loved ones, the three risk it all by embarking on a daring bid to knock off the very bank that absconded with their money.
16) The dark knight
Warner Home Video
With the help of Lieutenant Jim Gordon and District Attorney Harvey Dent, Batman raises the stakes on his war on crime and sets out to dismantle the remaining criminal organizations that plague the city streets. The partnership proves to be effective, but they soon find themselves prey to a reign of chaos unleashed by a rising criminal mastermind known to the terrified citizens of Gotham as The Joker. The Joker, whose eerie grin, laughter, and inhuman...
Buena Vista Home Entertainment
1 DVD (ca. 108 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Einar is a crusty old rancher who does what he can to hold onto his Wyoming ranch. It's been a struggle for years; his son was killed in a car crash, his wife left him, and his longtime friend and helper, Mitch was recently mauled by a bear. Now, Einar has to care for Mitch and help him recover. Jean and her daughter, Griff, have to leave Jean's current abusive boyfriend. The only place they can go is the ranch of Griff's grandfather, Einar, who only...
Universal Studios Home Entertainment
1 DVD (125 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Jack Harper is the lone security repairman stationed on a desolate, nearly ruined future Earth. When he rescues a beautiful stranger from a downed spacecraft, her arrival triggers a nonstop chain of events that forces him to question everything he knows, and leaves humanity's fate in his hands.