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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.
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CITIZENFOUR is the never before seen, utterly riveting first-person look at how director Laura Poitras and journalist Glenn Greenwald first met with whistleblower Edward Snowden in Hong Kong where he gave them documents showing widespread abuses of power by the National Security Administration. It is an unprecedented fly-on-the-wall account of one of the most groundbreaking moments in recent history.
In the first film biography about Hamlisch, award-winning filmmaker and four-time Tony Award-winning Broadway producer Dori Berinstein (Carol Channing: Larger Than Life, Gotta Dance, ShowBusiness: The Road To Broadway) presents a deeply personal, insider portrait of one of the greatest artists of our time. The film includes candid new interviews with Hamlisch's family, friends and A-list collaborators like wife Terre Blair Hamlisch, Barbra Streisand, Carly Simon, Steven Soderbergh, Quincy Jones, Christopher Walken, Sir Tim Rice.
In 1970, a young musician named Jeffrey Kagel walked away from the American dream of rock 'n' roll stardom--turning down the lead singer slot in the band that would become Blue Oyster Cult. He sold all his possessions and moved from the New York suburbs to the Himalayan foothills in search of happiness and a little-known saint named Neem Karoli Baba (Maharaj-ji).
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.
A must-own collection featuring five of the author's most beloved animated classics, which are available together on Blu-ray(TM) and DVD in deluxe editions for the first time. Set for release on February 19, 2013, this compilation will include such all-time-favorite TV specials as The Lorax, Green Eggs and Ham and Other Stories, How the Grinch Stole Christmas!, The Cat in the Hat and Horton Hears a Who! along with loads of original enhanced content.
Written by Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and CNN correspondent Peter Arnett and narrated by actor Richard Basehart, is the real story behind the longest, most controversial war in modern history. Presented on 4 DVDs with clarity, authority and insight, this nearly 10-hour documentary is a comprehensive, balanced look at the entire conflict, examining the shifting attitudes of the United States toward Vietnam from 1945, when the battleground was known as French Indochina to 1975, when Saigon fell to the North Vietnamese.
Academy Award-winning director William Friedkin and Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Tracy Letts take a trip into a Texas trailer park underworld. This twisted and darkly humorous story of Detective 'Killer' Joe Cooper (Matthew McConaughey) has electrified audiences with its audacious spirit for deep-fried noir.
This new documentary, commemorating the 45th anniversary of his death, provides a dynamic examination of Sandburg's life, work and controversial legacy from a modern perspective. Features spoken word performances, songbook selections, readings, and original interviews. Sandburg's daughter Helga Sandburg Crile, his grandson John Carl Steichen, Pete Seeger, the late Studs Terkel and Norman Corwin, poets including Ted Kooser, Marc Kelly Smith and Yevgeny Yevtushenko, Grammy-winning musician Dan Zanes, Sandburg biographer Penelope Niven, and notable scholars share stories about Sandburg and reflect on the modern relevance of his vast body of work.
A 28-Disc box set of one the most beloved and groundbreaking television shows of all time. The first-ever box set release of the show contains all 213 episodes, uncut and in their original broadcast form. A wealth of bonus features includes a 40-page collectible book with essays by Pulitzer Prize-winning TV critic Tom Shales and USC Media Professor Marty Kaplan, a new interview with Norman Lear, the documentary Those Were The Days: The Birth Of 'All In The Family.'
There's never a dull moment when the delightfully mischievous Cat in the Hat drops in for a visit. While their mother is out on a shopping errand, Dick and Sally are stuck indoors on a dull, rainy day, with nothing to do. Their dreary afternoon, however takes an unexpected turn when they're paid a visit by a charismatic, six-foot tall, hat-wearing cat, who invites himself in to search for his misplaced "moss-covered, three-handled family gredunza."
Evidence collected at crime scenes -everything from fingerprints to bite marks - is routinely called upon in the courtroom to prosecute the most difficult crimes and put the guilty behind bars. And though glamorized on commercial television, in the real world, it's not so cut-and-dried. A joint investigation by FRONTLINE, ProPublica and the Investigative Reporting Program at UC Berkeley examines the reliability of the science behind forensics.
Contrary to the popular belief that the Pilgrims first landed in Plymouth in 1620, they in fact, initially arrived in Provincetown Harbor, Massachusetts. From the beginning Provincetown, commonly known as "PTOWN," has been recognized for its beaches, its art-inspiring beauty and its booming tourism industry. This premier vacation destination has especially attracted people of the LGBT community due to its openly gay-friendly environment.
Two- time Pulitzer Prize winner, political candidate, journalist, movie director, and social critic are just a few of the titles that Norman Mailer holds. Mailer wrote over 30 books in his lifetime, married six times and had nine children. He died at the age of 84 on November 10, 2077. He lived a tumultuous life that has demarcated him as one of the most memorable iconoclasts of the last century. On May 8, 2012, Cinema Libre Studio will take you beyond the headlines and into the life of this complex man.
Margaret Mitchell (11/8/1900 - 8/16/1949), author of Gone With the Wind, which won a Pulitzer Prize award and was made into a timeless Oscar(R)-winning film, was ahead of her time. She challenged the social order and made a cultural impact with her book that still resonates today. Learn more about this novelist in the new DVD that will be available beginning May 15, 2012. The DVD has a running time of 60 minutes and an SRP of $24.99. DVD special features include an interview with author Pat Conroy; Pulitzer Prize night, 1937; and a look back at the Gone With the Wind premiere in Atlanta.
Bbased on the Pulitzer Prize-winning book by Wall Street Journal senior writer Douglas A. Blackmon. A production of tpt National Productions and written by Sheila Curran Bernard, the film was an official selection in the 2012 Sundance Film Festival. Even as chattel slavery came to an end in the South in 1865, thousands of African Americans were pulled back into forced labor with shocking force and brutality. It was a system in which men, often guilty of no crime at all, were arrested, compelled to work without pay, repeatedly bought and sold, and coerced to do the bidding of masters. Tolerated by both the North and South, forced labor lasted well into the 20th century.
To Kill a Mockingbird, one of the screen's most beloved and critically acclaimed films, celebrates its 50th anniversary with a commemorative Limited Edition Collector's Series Blu-ray(TM) Combo Pack as well as on Blu-ray(TM) Combo Pack and DVD from Universal Studios Home Entertainment on January 31, 2012. The powerful and poignant adaptation of Harper Lee's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel hits the half-century mark, digitally remastered and fully restored from high resolution 35MM original film elements, plus more than three-and-a-half hours of bonus features chronicling the making of the cinematic masterpiece.
Portman gives an utterly fearless performance (Rob Nelson, Variety) in this sensitive and compelling modern drama adapted by writer-director Don Roos from Ayelet Waldman's novel Love and Other Impossible Pursuits. She plays Emilia, a law-school graduate who falls in love with her married boss, Jack (Scott Cohen, Love and Other Drugs, The Understudy), senior partner at the law firm where she is an associate.
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