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PS 3552 .U4 Z58 2006

As much a touching portrait of the author as it is an exposé of his sordid lifestyle. Interspersed between ample vintage footage of Bukowski's poetry readings are interviews with the poet's fans including such legendary figures such as Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Bono, and Harry Dean Stanton. 

E 903 .G46 1999

Recounts the life of Texas governor, George W. Bush, in his own words, and those of his friends, family, and associates.

DA 566.9 .C5 C4834 2009

The life of Britain's great prime minister, with scenes from his youth through his work in the planning of D-Day. 

QC 16 .E5 E3625 2009

Presents the story of Albert Einstein and his fifteen-year battle to prove his Theory of General Relativity amid the violence of war and his tumultuous personal life.

ML 420 .P96 E364 2002

Biographical program about Elvis Presley's life, times, and career.

E 175.5 .F73 F47 2007

Track the career of octogenarian John Hope Franklin, the historian who rewrote U.S. history. His major work, From Slavery to Freedom, forever changed historians' perceptions of the African-American role in building America.

E 93 .G47 2007

Separate myth from reality in the tragic collision of two cultures with dramatically different views of the world and of each other.

KF 8745 .G56 R34 2018

At the age of 85, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has developed a lengthy legal legacy while becoming an unexpected pop culture icon. But the unique personal journey of her rise to the nation's highest court has been largely unknown, even to some of her biggest fans - until now. RBG explores Ginsburg's life and career.

RC 406 .A24 G595 2016

After being diagnosed with ALS, former NFL football player Steve Gleason begins making a video diary for his unborn son. This film chronicles the making of the diary as well as Gleason's experiences with ALS.

DD 247 .H5 H585 2007

Uses never-before-seen film footage from secret archives and private collections to chart the rise and fall of Hitler and his Third Reich.

QA 29 .H39 H39 2014

The film features exclusive access to Hawking's life story, told largely in his own words. 

HD 6509 .H84 D65 2018

Dolores Huerta is among the most important, yet least known, activists in American history. An equal partner in co-founding the first farm workers unions with Cesar Chavez, her enormous contributions have gone largely unrecognized. Dolores tirelessly led the fight for racial and labor justice, becoming one of the most defiant feminists of the twentieth century--and she continues to fight to this day, at 87.

PS 3515 .U274 L36 2003

Alice Walker and Arnold Rampersad discuss Langston Hughes with Bruce Schwartz. Topics include experiences shaping Langston's youth, how he became a writer, the beauty and style of his writing, and the Harlem renaissance.

PS 3515 .U789 Z755 2008

A biography of African American author and folklorist Zora Neale Hurston, the first black woman to enter the American literary canon.

PS 3515 .U789 Z673 2006

This illuminating biography of Hurston -- a compelling story of a free spirit who achieved national prominence yet died in obscurity -- examines the rich legacy of her writings.

PS 3515 .U789 Z47 2008

This documentary tells her story through the people who knew her and the places and events that she brought to the world through her writing.

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HD 9696.2 .U62 J639 2011

This documentary looks not only at how his talent, style and imagination have shaped all of our lives, but also at the influences that shaped and molded the man himself. Through interviews with the people who worked closely with him or chronicled his life, we gain unique insight into what made him tick.

E 185.97 .K5 K512 2013

The life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., from the beginnings of the Civil Rights movement in Montgomery, Alabama, and culminating with his assassination in Memphis in 1968.

E 841 .J45 2013

Get inside the iconic life of John F. Kennedy, a reckless rich kid who lived on the edge, and became a WWII hero and President who challenged the nation as it had never been before.

PN 1998.3 .L96 D38 2017

An absorbing portrait of the filmmaker David Lynch, as well as an intimate encounter with the man himself. From the privacy of his home and painting studio in the Hollywood Hills, a candid Lynch conjures people and places from his past, from his boyhood in Idaho and Virginia to his experiences at art school in Boston and Philadelphia to the beginnings of his filmmaking career in Los Angeles, in stories that unfold like scenes from his movies.

PS 08749 .Z9145 2019

An artful and intimate meditation on the life and works of the acclaimed novelist. From her childhood in the steel town of Lorain, Ohio to '70s-era book tours with Muhammad Ali, from the front lines with Angela Davis to her own riverfront writing room, Toni Morrison leads an assembly of her peers, critics, and colleagues on an exploration of race, America, history and the human condition as seen through the prism of her own literature.

E 855 .N59 2007

A fresh look at one of the most controversial leaders of the U.S., more than thirty years after his resignation. Draws on previously unseen footage and only recently released audio tapes.

E 908 .B37 2012

Go behind the scenes of Obama's presidential campaign, his election, and his first term in the White House.

E 901.1 O23 2009

It was in Chicago, Barack Obama's adopted hometown, that the 24-year-old future President of the United States began a personal and political odyssey that would take him all the way to the White House. 

E 93 .I53

Examines the 1975 incident where armed FBI agents illegally entered the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, resulting in the deaths of a Native American and two FBI agents. Explores the controversy and potential abuse of justice surrounding the case of Leonard Peltier.

E 181 .P47 2008

The life and military career of John J. Pershing is chronicled through the use of historical b&w film footage, b&w photographs and commentary by historians and Pershing biographers.

E 176.1 .P9176 2012

Presents snapshots of forty-three commanders in chief who have guided America throughout its history.

DK 510.766 .P88 2015

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.

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E 807 .F346 2002

Looks at FDR's accomplishments during World War II. It begins with is unprecedented third term and follows through the Yalta Conference.

SF 355 .S4 S4 2003

While not looking the part, Seabiscuit was one of the most remarkable thoroughbred racehorses in history. In the 1930s, when Americans longed to escape the grim realities of Depression-era life, four men turned Seabiscuit into a national hero.

E 99 .D1 S58 2006

Tells the story of Sitting Bull's life through a series of photographs and paintings and through extensive use of his own words.

E 185.6 .U58653 2005

The culmination of a 10-year investigation to uncover the details behind the nightmarish 1955 Mississippi murder of Emmett Louis Till, an African-American Chicago teenager.

HV 6773.15 .C92 2015

Chronicles the life and experiences of Elizabeth "Lizzie" Velasquez, from getting bullied in school and later online, to her multi-million-viewed TED talk, her work as a motivational speaker and as a lobbyist for the first federal anti-bullying bill.

In the last store in a defunct shopping mall, 91-year-old Sonia Warshawski, great-grandmother, businesswoman, and Holocaust survivor, runs the tailor shop she's owned for more than 30 years. But when she's served an eviction notice, the specter of retirement prompts Sonia to resist her harrowing past as a refugee and witness to genocide.