New Arrivals - DVDs
"Acclaimed street style photographer Ari Seth Cohen and director Lina Plioplyte dive into the personal lives of New York City's most fashionable seniors. In an industry obsessed with youth, these older women dispel conventional ideas about beauty and aging and prove that with age comes grace, confidence, and new, unimagined opportunities for fame and fortune."--Container.
Monkey warriors: Jodhpur, India's most colorful city, is like a jungle. On the towering fortresses, flat rooftops and narrow streets remarkable Hanuman langur monkeys have carved the city and surrounding desert into 29 territories. Violent confrontations, vicious attacks, and ruthless killing are all a way of life here. But on these streets, the battles aren't between gun-packing humans. They're between rival gangs of monkeys. Intense, brutal and fascinating, you're about to get up-close with an unimaginable workd few have ever seen.
In this collection of 24 lectures, Joel Sartore lectures on the basics of operating a camera, the elements of a photograph and composition and lighting, as well as analyzing real-life photo opportunities and selecting and preparing photographs for photographic essays.
With unprecedented access, this gripping behind-the-scenes chronicle follows award winning director Laura Poitras and journalist Glenn Greenwald's remarkable encounters with whistle-blower Edward Snowden in a hotel room in Hong Kong, as he hands over classified documents that provide evidence of mass indiscriminate and illegal invasions of privacy by the NSA.
An in-depth look into the life of fashion icon Iris Apfel, and her husband of over 60 years: the quick-witted, flamboyantly dressed 93-year-old style maven with an outsized presence on the New York & Palm Beach fashion scenes. Despite the abundance of glamour in her current life, Iris continues to embrace the values and work ethic established during a middle-class Queens upbringing during the Great Depression.
"Understanding the World's Greatest Structures: Science and Innovation from Antiquity to Modernity -- a marvelous learning experience that takes you around the world and reveals the stories behind the most famous bridges, churches, skyscrapers, towers, and other structures from thousands of years of history. These 24 lectures take you on a fascinating and richly illustrated tour that deftly blends history and science to create an unforgettable survey of our world's most remarkable structural masterpieces, one informed by the fundamentals of structural engineering and their underlying scientific principles"--Publisher.
A groundbreaking documentary series sheds new light on real-estate icon, Robert Durst, while unraveling one of the most notorious unsolved crimes in New York history.
A documentary film that will tell the bittersweet story of one of the most innovative comedians who ever graced the stage, screen and television, before his untimely death from a drug overdose at the tender age of only 33. Immortalized for his uniquely bold, energetic, and in-your-face comedic style, Chris Farley's off the charts talent cemented his place as a key player in a movement that evolved and redefined the comedic genre.
An in-depth look at the inner workings of four country estates in Scotland.
Follows guitarist Andy Summers journey from his early days in the psychedelic '60s music scene, when he played with the Animals, to chance encounters with drummer Stewart Copeland and bassist Sting, which led to the formation of a punk trio, the Police. During the band's phenomenal rise and its dissolution at the height of their popularity in the mid-80s, Summers captured history with his candid photographs. Utilizing rare archival footage and insights from the guitarist's side of the stage, the film brings together past and present as the band members reunite, more than two decades later, for a global reunion tour in 2007.
The saga of two ordinary Roman soldiers who in their lifetime see the fall of the Republic and the birth of the Roman empire.
A thrilling journey to one of the world's most perilous environments. This follows a team of world-class scientists as the explore the West Antarctic Peninsula. In the wake of devastating events like Superstorm Sandy and Hurricane Katrina, oceanagrapher Oscar Schofield teams up with a group of researchers in a race to understand the climate change in the fastest warming place on earth.
The aim of these lectures is to make viewers feel welcome and comfortable in the company of paintings. By focusing on 65 masterpieces of Western painting, Professor William Kloss offers a vivid, visceral encounter with genius, shining light on the unique technical, stylistic, and expressive achievements of each painting. From the 14th century to the 20th, the images are examined for their qualities of uniqueness, impact, and emotional and intellectual resonance. The lectures are arranged chronologically, showing what painters of contrasting traditions and cultures were doing in the same period, thus following the progressive unfolding of each painter's art. These lectures open rich perspectives on Western civilization through encounters with some of the most significant, daring, and sublime paintings in Western art.
The life and times of a group of men and women who set up camp in Deadwood, South Dakota during the gold rush of 1876.
Takes viewers on an exciting and visually stunning journey to the historic places where Christianity was born and grew to its place as the official religion of the Roman Empire. Join author and distinguished history professor Jonathan Phillips as he sets out on a 12,000 mile journey of a lifetime, traveling the ancient roads to the very places where Christianity began.
A journey through the 1980s and beyond: the story of a band, an era and how one small gathering of outsiders in London shaped the entire world's view of music and fashion. The film is not only a fascinating, often hard-hitting social and cultural document of the time, but a brutally honest story of how friendships can be won, lost and ultimately regained.
Classical archaeology, the excavation and analysis of ancient Greek and Roman sites, has been one of the leading branches of archaeology, pioneering its basic methods and major innovations. In these 36 half-hour lectures, Dr. John R. Hale of the University of Louisville guides the listener through 18th-century excavations at Herculaneum and Pompeii, tours many important archaeological sites or discoveries, from the Bronze Age to late antiquity, and takes a thematic approach in exploring what archaeology has contributed to knowledge of ancient diet, entertainment, engineering, slavery, religion, the role of women, and other topics.
It explores the real story behind the Oscar-winning film Argo. In this gripping documentary, the story of the 1Canadian Caper2 is told by the man who knows it best Ken Taylor, Canada2s former ambassador to Iran, who hid the six Americans and obtained the counterfeit documents that allowed them to make their dramatic escape from Tehran.
Professor Harl begins during the Bronze Age and the emergence of urban-based literate civilizations and carries the story forward until the demise of Persia's great empire at the hands of the Greeks, who embraced many of the achievements of these Near East civilizations but clearly represented a different kind of civilization, built on different institutions. Along the way, he examines advances like the invention and evolution of writing; the development of vast empires dependent not only on military might but on laws and administration; the growth of trade; and the contributions of the Hebrews to the religious and ethical future of Western civilization.
Whether you?re huddled around the campfire, composing an email to a friend, or sitting down to write a novel, storytelling is fundamental to human nature. But as any writer can tell you, the blank page can be daunting. It?s tough to know where to get started, what details to include in each scene, and how to move from the kernel of an idea to a completed manuscript. Writing great fiction isn?t a gift reserved for the talented few. There is a craft to storytelling that can be learned, and studying the fiction writer?s techniques can be incredibly rewarding?both personally and professionally.
Aspiring filmmakers Chris Stamp and Kit Lambert set out to find a subject for their underground movie, one that will reflect the way it feels to be young and dissatisfied in postwar London. This unlikely partnership of two men from vastly different backgrounds was inspired by the burgeoning youth culture of the early 1960s. Lambert and Stamp searched for months and finally found in a band called the The Who a rebellious restlessness that was just what they were looking for.