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PR Give Me Shelter on DVD & Download Feb 24

Give Me Shelter

Awareness for important animal issues around the globe. Katie Cleary and Kirstin Rizzo uncover the work that many individuals and animal organizations do in a way that has never been done before. Their powerful, fearless film illustrates what is really going on in the underground black market trade of wild and exotic animals, puppy mills, poaching, animal abuse and neglect, the food we consume, as well as the fur and pet industries and all the other operations that trade on the suffering of innocent animals.

Virgil Films & Entertainment

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Posted by: News Editor - February 13, 2015, 7:56 pm - PR
Keywords: documentary


PR American Masters: August Wilson: Ground on Which I Stand on DVD Feb 24

American Master

Film and theater luminaries, including Viola Davis, Charles Dutton, Laurence Fishburne, James Earl Jones, Suzan-Lori Parks and Phylicia Rashad, share their stories of the career- and life-changing experience of bringing August Wilson's rich theatrical voice to the stage. Wilson's sister Freda Ellis, his widow and costume designer Constanza Romero, as well as friends, colleagues and scholars trace Wilson's influences, creative evolution, triumphs, struggles and quest for cultural determinism before his untimely death from liver cancer.

PBS Distribution

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Posted by: News Editor - February 9, 2015, 10:53 pm - PR
Keywords: biography


PR Pay 2 Play: Democracy's High Stakes on DVD Dec 2

Pay 2 Play: Dem

If our political system is like a game of Monopoly, how can outsiders have a voice when only money speaks? Director John Ennis, driven to make the world better for his newborn daughter, documents comical corruption, follows political newcomers, and uncovers intrigue in this colorful journey that connects the dots of Big Money in our ever-challenging election process.

TDC Entertainment

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Posted by: News Editor - November 30, 2014, 9:46 am - PR
Keywords: documentary


PR The Internet's Own Boy on Multiple Platforms Jun 27

The Internet's

The story of programming prodigy and information activist Aaron Swartz. From Swartz's help in the development of the basic internet protocol RSS to his co-founding of Reddit, his fingerprints are all over the internet. But it was Swartz's groundbreaking work in social justice and political organizing combined with his aggressive approach to information access that ensnared him in a two-year legal nightmare.

Participant Media

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Posted by: News Editor - June 23, 2014, 7:19 am - PR
Keywords: documentary


PR American Experience: Freedom Summer on DVD Jun 24

American Experi

In the hot and deadly summer of 1964, the nation could not turn away from Mississippi. Over 10 memorable weeks known as Freedom Summer, more than 700 student volunteers joined with organizers and local African Americans in a historic effort to shatter the foundations of white supremacy in one of the nation's most segregated states. Working together, they canvassed for voter registration, created Freedom Schools and established the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party with the goal of challenging the segregationist state Democratic Party at the national convention in Atlantic City.

PBS Distribution

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Posted by: News Editor - June 8, 2014, 1:41 pm - PR
Keywords: documentary


News Folksinger and Political Activist Pete Seeger Dead at 94

CMT : News

Posted by: News Editor - January 28, 2014, 10:39 am - News
Keywords: music, pete seeger, johnny cash, willie nelson, emmylou harris, nanci griffith


PR Informant on DVD Nov 19

Informant on DV

A powerful and timely portrait of Brandon Darby, a left-wing activist turned FBI informant and then Tea Party conservative whose actions led to the arrest of two protesters at the 2008 Republican National Convention. In chronicling the story--and mystery--of Brandon Darby, writer/director Jamie Meltzer, offers an unsettling look at the hidden use of informants in contemporary America - an especially contemporary issue in light of the recent leaks about government surveillance.

Music Box Films

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Posted by: News Editor - November 1, 2013, 8:49 am - PR
Keywords: drama


PR The House I Live In on DVD Jul 2

The House I Liv

It's by far America's longest war, with unnumbered casualties and no end - or success - in sight. It's the war on drugs, and award-winning documentarian Eugene Jarecki bravely reveals its causes, its implementation and its tragic consequences in the universally acclaimed film.

Virgil Films & Entertainment

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Posted by: News Editor - July 1, 2013, 7:43 am - PR
Keywords: documentary


PR No Pryor Restraint: Life In Concert CD/DVD Box Set Out Jun 11

No Pryor Restra

Though he can be described as a comedian, an actor, a writer and a social activist, Richard Pryor was, first and foremost, an artist whose groundbreaking brand of uncompromising humor enriched the lives of millions. With 7 CDs and 2 DVDs that deliver over 12 hours of prime Pryor hilarity spanning 1966-1992--including nearly two hours of previously unreleased stand-up performances and rare recordings from the Pryor archives--this essential collection features the best recordings from his early years as a still-developing stand-up, his '70s and '80s glory years as a profane-but-profound comic icon and one of his final onstage performances in 1992.

Shout! Factory

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Posted by: News Editor - May 24, 2013, 7:21 am - PR
Keywords: comedy


PR The Powerbroker: Whitney Young's Fight for Civil Rights on DVD Apr 30

The Powerbroker

During the 1960s, as the executive director of the National Urban League, Whitney Young was one of the few African Americans who had the ear of those who controlled the levers of power: Fortune 500 CEOs, governors, senators, and presidents. He used these relationships to gain better access to employment, education, housing, and healthcare for African Americans, other minorities, and those in need.

PBS Distribution

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Posted by: News Editor - April 30, 2013, 7:45 am - PR
Keywords: documentary


PR American Experience: The Abolitionists on DVD Jan 22

American Experi

Radicals. Agitators. Troublemakers. Liberators. Called by many names, the abolitionists tore the nation apart in order to create a more perfect union. Men and women, black and white, Northerners and Southerners, poor and wealthy, these passionate anti-slavery activists fought body and soul in the most important civil rights crusade in American history.

PBS Distribution

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Posted by: News Editor - January 18, 2013, 8:41 am - PR
Keywords: documentary


PR King: A Filmed Record... From Montgomery to Memphis on DVD Jan 15

King: A Filmed

An epic document of the life and work of Martin Luther King, Jr., from the 1955 Montgomery bus boycott to his assassination in 1968. Rare footage of King's speeches, protests, and arrests are interspersed with scenes of other high-profile supporters and opponents of the cause, punctuated by heartfelt testimonials by some of Hollywood's biggest stars.

Kino Lorber

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Posted by: News Editor - January 14, 2013, 9:02 am - PR
Keywords: documentary


DVD Review HEMPSTERS: PLANT THE SEED

HEMPSTERS: PLAN

The topic of marijuana legalization has never been more of a hot-button issue than it is today, and this documentary promises to delve into the subject down to its core. It'll be interesting to see just how politically driven the film turns out to be.

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Posted by: Chuck Aliaga - January 1, 2013, 4:11 pm - DVD Review
Keywords: legalize, hemp, environmental


PR Black Like Me on DVD, Digital, On Demand Dec 11

Black Like Me o

Based on the landmark memoir of the same name by John Howard Griffin, who used pigment dyes and sun lamps to blend into "negro" society and gain a true perspective on what it was like to live as a black in the deep Jim Crow south. The film's stellar cast includes Roscoe Lee Browne, Clifton James, Will Geer, and media gadfly Heywood Hale Broun in a rare turn in front of the cameras. Restored from the original negative by Los Angeles post-production facility Sonic Pool for this long-awaited release.

Video Services Corp.

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Posted by: News Editor - December 10, 2012, 8:39 am - PR
Keywords: drama


PR The Goode Family: The Complete Series on DVD Jan 8

The Goode Famil

Meet Gerald and Helen Goode, a couple who live by the motto WWAGD (What Would Al Gore Do?). Gerald, a college administrator, and Helen, a community activist, are determined to obliterate their carbon footprint on the planet: They're zealous vegans, they drive a hybrid, and they recycle everything possible. Even the family dog, Che, is vegan. In the words of Helen, all the Goodes want to do is buy organic apples and call minorities by their politically correct names. But despite their best efforts, something always goes haywire with their plans.

Shout! Factory

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Posted by: News Editor - December 3, 2012, 8:44 am - PR
Keywords: comedy


PR Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry on Blu-ray & DVD Dec 4

Ai Weiwei: Neve

Journalist and filmmaker Alison Klayman was granted unprecedented access to Ai Weiwei to present this first feature-length portrait of the sculptor, photographer, filmmaker and installation artist. Presenting a rare look inside modern China while documenting Ai's courageous artistic process in preparation for major museum exhibitions, his intimate exchanges with family members, and his increasingly public clashes with the police and the government.

IFC Entertainment

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Posted by: News Editor - November 26, 2012, 8:24 am - PR
Keywords: biography


DVD Review THE LADY (BLU-RAY)

THE LADY (BLU-R

On the surface, it's difficult to believe that this is a Luc Besson film. I've repeatedly read over the cover and the booklet inside, and I still don't see anything that suggests Besson's involvement. This mystery, alone, makes this a must-see in my book.

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Posted by: Chuck Aliaga - October 5, 2013, 10:34 am - DVD Review
Keywords: burma, regime, devotion


PR Occupy Unmasked on Sep 25

Occupy Unmasked

In the "if it wasn't so funny, it would be sad" department, comes this epic combining the "talents" of conspiracy theorist Andrew Breitbart and Sarah Palin propagandist Stephen K. Bannon. Purporting to unmask the Occupy movement and coming to a cut-out bin near you for a dollar. Might be good for a laugh or two, if you can stand it.

Magnolia Home Entertainment

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Posted by: News Editor - September 12, 2012, 7:08 am - PR
Keywords: documentary





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