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56 UP

In 1964 a group of seven year old children were interviewed for the documentary “Seven Up”. Director Michael Apted has been back to film them every seven years since, examining the progression of their lives. Now they are 56.

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American Teacher

Chronicling the stories of five teachers, American Teacher reveals the frustrating realities of today's educators, the difficulty of attracting talented new teachers, and why so many of our best teachers feel forced to leave the profession altogether.

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And Baby Makes Two

A complex, emotional and courageous portrait of eight New York City women who, earlier in life, had taken every precaution to prevent pregnancy, and who now actively pursue it - without the help of a partner.

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Art of Ballet, The

The Art of Ballet, a special edition box set, features four of our most popular dance films on four discs: Ballerina, The Dancer, Etoiles: Dancers of the Paris Opera Ballet and Prima Ballerina.

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Ballet Boys

Ballet Boys follows the struggles, set-backs and accomplishments of three friends and hopeful future dance stars- Lukas, Syvert, and Torgeir- as they sacrifice a normal high school experience for the sake of ambition and a love of dance.

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Behind the Scenes Volume 1: Painting and Drawing

Learn abouy painting and drawing with David Hockney, Robert Gil de Montes, Wayne Thiebaud and Matt Groening. Hosted by Penn & Teller.

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Behind the Scenes Volume 2: Theater, Sculpture and Photography

Explore theater, sculpture and photography with Julie Taymor (The Lion King), sculptor Nancy Graves, and photographers Carrie Mae Weems and William Wegman.

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Behind the Scenes Volume 3: Music and Dance

An exciting and fun exploration for children and adults alike into the world of Music and Dance, featuring choreographer David Parsons, conductor JoAnn Falletta, musicians Max Roach, Allen Toussaint and Grammy winner Bobby McFerrin.

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Behind the Scenes: The Complete Series

Discover the magic and mystery of artistic creation in this complete set of all 10 episodes of Behind the Scenes on 3 DVDs! Hosted by magicians Penn and Teller, the award-winning series explores the creative process with world-renowned artists.

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Dancer, The

A Film by Donya Feuer. Watch the gifted Katja Bjorner as she endures years of intensive training at the Royal Swedish Ballet School and then becomes an international ballet star.

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Etoiles: Dancers of the Paris Opera Ballet

Celebrated filmmaker Nils Tavernier celebrates the legacy of the famed Paris Opera Ballet by weaving together rehearsals and tour snapshots of classical ballets as well as contemporary works.

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Every Three Seconds

Award-winning filmmaker Daniel Karslake (For the Bible Tells Me So) tells the unforgettable stories of five regular folks who have had a significant impact on two of the most challenging, yet solvable, issues of our time: hunger and extreme poverty.

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Food Beware: The French Organic Revolution

Food Beware visits a small village in the mountains of France, where the town’s mayor has decided to make the school lunch menu organic, with much of it grown locally. Will this experiment in safe food work?

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Girl Model

This eye-opening film follows Ashley, a model scout who scours the Siberian countryside looking for fresh faces; and Nadya, a 13-year-old plucked from her home in Russia and dropped into Tokyo with promises of a profitable modeling career.

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Harper Lee: From Mockingbird to Watchman

In this update of her 2011 documentary, filmmaker Mary McDonagh Murphy sifts through the facts and speculation surrounding Lee and both her novels. Includes interviews with Lee’s older sister, close friends and admirers, from Oprah Winfrey to Wally Lamb.

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Hey, Boo: Harper Lee and To Kill a Mockingbird

Hey, Boo explores the To Kill a Mockingbird phenomenon and unravels some of the mysteries surrounding Harper Lee. It also brings to light the context and history of the novel's Deep South setting and the social changes it inspired after publication.

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High Fidelity

From the filmmaking team that brought us the Academy Award-winning From Mao To Mozart: Isaac Stern in China comes this spirited and humorous documentary about the world-famous Guarneri String Quartet.

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Hiroshima No Pika & Hellfire

Narrated by Susan Sarandon, Hiroshima No Pika is an animated film based on the award-winning children’s book by Japanese artist Toshi Maruki. With the Academy Award nominated Hellfire: A Journey from Hiroshima.

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In the Garden of Sounds

Deprived of his sight at an early age, Wolfgang Fasser established a physical therapy retreat for disabled children where they use music and noise to communicate with others and gain control of their own bodies.

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Jane's Journey

Jane's Journey  is an inspiring portrait of the private person behind world-famous conservationist/primatologist Jane Goodall, whose 45 year study of wild chimpanzees in Africa is legendary.

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Kestrel's Eye

Filmed over several years, Kestrel's Eye is a wonder-filled portrait of a family of kestrels (European falcons) who live in a church tower above a small Swedish village.

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Maidentrip

In the wake of a battle with Dutch authorities that sparked a global media storm, 14-year-old Laura Dekker sets out - camera in hand - on a two-year voyage in pursuit of her dream to be the youngest person ever to sail around the world alone.

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Man on a Mission

Richly funny and invigorating, Man on a Mission tags along with computer legend Richard Garriott on his years-long quest to follow in his father's footsteps, all the way to outer space.

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Mother's Courage, A: Talking Back to Autism

Margret, whose ten-year-old son Keli is severely autistic, travels to the United States and Europe to learn more about this mysterious condition and finds hope that her son may be able to express himself on a level she never thought possible.

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Musical Quartet, A

Four award-winning documentaries produced by Walter Scheuer: the Academy-Award winning From Mao to Mozart: Isaac Stern in China, Small Wonders, High Fidelity: The Adventures of the Guarneri String Quartet and The Turandot Project.

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Off and Running

With white Jewish lesbians for parents, Avery grew up in a unique and loving household. But her curiosity about her African-American roots thrusts her into an exploration of race and identity that threatens to distance her from her family.

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Penguin Counters, The

The Penguin Counters follows Ron Naveen and his ragtag team of field biologists to one of the harshest corners of the planet, where they track the impact of climate change and ocean health by counting penguin populations.

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Photographic Memory

Finding himself in frequent conflict with his son who seems addicted to the virtual worlds of the internet, Filmmaker Ross McElwee travels back to Brittany for the first time in decades to retrace his own journey into adulthood.

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Please Vote for Me

Chronicling the first open elections of a third-grade class at a school in central China, this documentary is a witty, engaging macro-lens view of human nature, China’s one-child policy and the democratic electoral process.

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Praying with Lior

Winner of multiple awards and acclaimed by audiences around the world, this moving and entertaining documentary asks whether someone with Down syndrome can be a “spiritual genius.”

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Pressure Cooker

Wilma Stephenson teaches Culinary Arts at Frankford High School in Philadelphia. Infamously blunt, Mrs. Stephenson runs a “boot camp,” disciplining her students into capable chefs and responsible students.

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Prima Ballerina

A double portrait of two icons of contemporary Russian ballet: Svetlana Zakharova of the Bolshoi Theater in Moscow and Ulyana Lopatkina from the Mariinsky Theater in Saint Petersburg.

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PS Dance! Dance Education in Public Schools

Step inside the halls of five NYC public schools and celebrate dance! Hosted by Paula Zahn, PS Dance! captures what happens when students have dance in their curriculum. The journey is one of imagination, curiosity, hard work and discipline.

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Rehearsal for a Sicilian Tragedy

Actor John Turturro takes audiences on a haunting, intimate journey to his maternal homeland of Sicily, where one of the puppet theater's few remaining practitioners instructs him in the distinctively Sicilian art of puppetry.

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Shakespeare's Women & Claire Bloom

Legendary actress Claire Bloom introduces us to Shakespeare through the roles that she played, including Juliet, Portia, Rosalind, Lady Anne and Gertrude. Featuring excerpts, interviews & riveting solo readings.

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Spark Among the Ashes

In this emotional documentary, a 13-year-old Connecticut boy stands at the center of a complex human drama that attracts world-wide attention when he travels to Cracow to participate in the first bar mitzvah there since the War.

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Talent Has Hunger

Filmed over 7 years, Talent Has Hunger is an inspiring film about the power of music to consume, enhance, and propel lives. It focuses on master cello teacher Paul Katz and the challenges of guiding gifted young people through the struggles of mastering the instrument.

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Tickle in the Heart, A

An international smash hit and the world's most popular film about klezmer music, A Tickle in the Heart captures the story of the Epstein Brothers - Max, Willie and Julius - klezmer legends on a joyous (and hilarious) international tour.

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To Dance Like a Man

In this child’s eye view on the hunger for professional success, triplets Angel, César and Marcos, age 11, all want the same thing – a role in a major ballet production at Havana’s celebrated Grand Theatre. Who will be chosen?

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Top Spin

Three fiercely committed teenagers battle their way through the world of elite table tennis. With devoted parents by their side, they have traded normal teenage life for a chance to represent their country on the world's biggest athletic stage: the Olympics.

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Touch of Greatness, A

In an era when Dick, Jane, and discipline ruled America’s schools, Albert Cullum allowed Shakespeare, Sophocles, and Shaw to reign in his fifth grade public school classroom.

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TuTuMUCH

Through the eyes of nine young girls from around the world, TutuMUCH is the behind-the-scenes story of what it takes to become a dancer, giving us a rare look at a summer that no one will ever forget.

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UP Series Box Set, The

In 1964 a group of seven year old children were interviewed for the documentary “Seven Up”. Director Michael Apted has been back to film them every seven years since. This seven disc box set includes all eight films in the series to date.

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Waiting for Lightning

Waiting For Lightning is the inspirational story of Danny Way, a visionary skateboarder with a love of big air in half-pipes and on gigantic ramps who decides to attempt the impossible: jump China's Great Wall on a skateboard.

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Waiting for Lightning (Blu-ray / DVD combo)

Waiting For Lightning is the inspirational story of Danny Way, a visionary skateboarder with a love of big air in half-pipes and on gigantic ramps who decides to attempt the impossible: jump China's Great Wall on a skateboard.

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You Don't Need Feet to Dance

This documentary reveals the extraordinary life of Sidiki Conde, who lost the use of his legs to polio at age fourteen. Today, he balances his career as a performing artist with the almost insurmountable obstacles of life in New York City.