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  • Not for ourselves alone [DVD] : the story of Elizabeth Cady Stanton & Susan B. Anthony

    Not for ourselves alone : the story of Elizabeth Cady Stanton & Susan B. Anthony2004

    Summary: Presents the history of women's suffrage in the United States through the dramatic, often turbulent friendship of Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan Anthony. Part 1 covers the years from their youth up...  more »

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    Call #: DVD B STANTON

    Location: DVDs Biography

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  • Grace Kelly [DVD] : American princess

    Grace Kelly : American princess2004

    Summary: Grace Kelly reigned as one of Hollywood's brightest stars before becoming Princess of Monaco. Her film credits include High Noon, the Country Girl (Academy Award, Best Actress) and High Society, as...  more »

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    Call #: DVD B KELLY

    Location: DVDs Biography

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  • John Wayne [DVD] : American legend

    John Wayne : American legend2004

    Summary: A true American icon, his 250 films shaped a vision of American manhood. From the studio lot to leading man, celluloid hero to American legend, this is "The Duke." John Wayne remains one of the most...  more »

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    Call #: DVD B WAYNE

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  • Garrison Keillor [DVD] : the man on the radio in the red shoes

    Garrison Keillor : the man on the radio in the red shoes2009

    Summary: "This freeform intimate look at the private man in the public spotlight goes behind the scenes of America's most popular radio show, A prairie home companion, and inside the imagination of the man who created it"--Container.

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    Call #: DVD B KEILLOR

    Location: DVDs Biography

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  • Woody Allen [DVD] : a documentary

    Woody Allen : a documentary2012

    Summary: Iconic writer, director, actor, comedian, and musician Woody Allen allowed his life and creative process to be documented on-camera for the first time. With this unprecedented access, Emmy®-winning,...  more »

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    Call #: DVD B ALLEN

    Location: DVDs Biography

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  • Searching for Sugar Man [DVD]

    Searching for Sugar Man2013

    Summary: In the early 1970s, Sixto Rodriguez was a Detroit folksinger who had a short-lived recording career. Unknown to him, his musical story continued in South Africa where he became a pop music icon. Long...  more »

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    Call #: DVD B RODRIGUEZ

    Location: DVDs Biography

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  • Henry Ford [DVD]

    Henry Ford2013

    Summary: Chronicles the rise of Henry Ford from machinist and engineer to powerful industrialist. Examines his development of an automobile affordable to the masses and his institution of the...  more »

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    Call #: DVD B FORD

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  • A brilliant madness [DVD]

    A brilliant madness2002

    Summary: "Called 'the most remarkable mathematician of the second half of the century, ' Nash suffered a devastating breakdown at the age of thirty. He suddenly claimed that aliens were sending him messages,...  more »

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    Call #: DVD B NASH

    Location: DVDs Biography

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  • FDR [DVD]

    FDR2010

    Summary: Learn the story of one of America's most beloved Presidents. Includes rare archival footage and home movies as well as fascinating interviews with family members, friends, biographers, and eyewitnesses to the Roosevelt saga.

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    Call #: DVD B ROOSEVELT

    Location: DVDs Biography

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  • JFK [DVD] : like no other

    JFK : like no other2013

    Summary: This film explores Kennedy's childhood years as the privileged but sickly son of one of the wealthiest men in America, his early political career as a lackluster congressman, his successful run for...  more »

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    Call #: DVD B KENNEDY

    Location: DVDs Biography

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  • Ulysses S. Grant [DVD] : warrior, president.

    Ulysses S. Grant : warrior, president.2005

    Summary: Reappraises Grant's career, from his pre-civil war days as a failed soldier, to his transformation into the greatest Union hero of the Civil War, to his presidency, rocked by scandal and economic...  more »

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    Call #: DVD B GRANT

    Location: DVDs Biography

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  • Galileo's battle for the heavens [DVD]

    Galileo's battle for the heavens2006

    Summary: Dramatization of Galileo Galilei's life, including his scientific achievements and his defense of his controversial theory that the earth revolves around the sun. Also includes how letters from his...  more »

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    Call #: DVD B GALILEI

    Location: DVDs Biography

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  • Benjamin Franklin [DVD]

    Benjamin Franklin2006

    Summary: Traces Franklin's life from humble beginnings to fame as a scientist, founding father, and America's first diplomat to France.

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    Call #: DVD B FRANKLIN

    Location: DVDs Biography

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  • Andrew Jackson [DVD] : good, evil & the presidency

    Andrew Jackson : good, evil & the presidency2007

    Summary: This biography explores whether Americans should celebrate Jackson or apologize for him. The program reveals the world of America's 7th president, who founded the Democratic Party, yet was viewed by...  more »

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    Call #: DVD B JACKSON

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  • The Buddha [DVD] : the story of Siddhartha

    The Buddha : the story of Siddhartha2010

    Summary: Recounts the life of the Buddha and presents the tenets of Buddhism.

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    Call #: DVD B GAUTAMA BUDDHA

    Location: DVDs Biography

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  • Thomas Jefferson [DVD]

    Thomas Jefferson2004

    Summary: Examines the life of Thomas Jefferson, third President of the United States and author of the Declaration of Independence.

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    Call #: DVD B JEFFERSON

    Location: DVDs Biography

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  • Alexander Hamilton [DVD]

    Alexander Hamilton2007

    Summary: One of the most controversial men of his age, Alexander Hamilton was a gifted statesman brought down by the fatal flaws of stubbornness, extreme candor, and arrogance. His life and career were marked by power, scandal, and tragedy.

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    Call #: DVD B HAMILTON

    Location: DVDs Biography

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  • Newton's dark secrets [DVD]

    Newton's dark secrets2005

    Summary: Newly discovered manuscripts reveal an Isaac Newton obsessed with religion, the occult, and alchemy.

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    Call #: DVD B NEWTON

    Location: DVDs Biography

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  • Elaine Stritch [DVD] : shoot me

    Elaine Stritch : shoot me2014

    Summary: A ferocious, funny, and poignant portrait of the one-of-a-kind Broadway legend still belting out Sondheim numbers at age 87, the documentary tribute showcases the brash, uncompromising Tony and Emmy...  more »

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    Call #: DVD B STRITCH

    Location: DVDs Biography

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  • Ripley  [DVD] : believe it or not

    Ripley : believe it or not2015

    Summary: LeRoy Robert Ripley rose to fame during the Great Depression, transforming himself into an entertainer who mesmerized the nation with his razzle-dazzle blend of homespun Americana and freakish...  more »

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    Call #: DVD B RIPLEY

    Location: DVDs Biography

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  • Edison [DVD]

    Edison2015

    Summary: Documentary about Thomas Edison that explores the complex alchemy that accounts for the enduring celebrity of America's most famous inventor. It offers new perspectives on the man and his milieu,...  more »

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    Call #: DVD B EDISON

    Location: DVDs Biography

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  • I am Big Bird [DVD] : the Caroll Spinney story

    I am Big Bird : the Caroll Spinney story2015

    Summary: For 46 years, Caroll Spinney has been beloved by generations of children as the man behind Sesame Street's Big Bird and Oscar the Grouch, and at 80 years old, he has no intention of stopping. A...  more »

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    Call #: DVD B SPINNEY

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  • The Beales of Grey Gardens [DVD]

    The Beales of Grey Gardens2006

    Summary: East Hampton, the mid-1970's: documentary filmmakers Albert and David Maysles set up camp in a decrepit mansion known as Grey Gardens, where the eccentric Edith "Big Edie" Ewing Bouvier Beale and her...  more »

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    Call #: DVD B BEALE

    Location: DVDs Biography

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  • Amy [DVD]

    Amy2015

    Summary: The incredible story of six-time Grammy winner Amy Winehouse - in her own words. Featuring extensive unseen archival footage and previously unheard tracks, this strikingly modern, moving, and vital...  more »

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    Call #: DVD B WINEHOUSE

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  • Kurt Cobain [DVD] : montage of heck

    Kurt Cobain : montage of heck2015

    Summary: Hailed as one of the most innovative and intimate documentaries of all time, experience Kurt Cobain like never before in the only fully authorized portrait of the famed music icon. Directed by...  more »

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    Call #: DVD B COBAIN

    Location: DVDs Biography

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  • He named me Malala [DVD]

    He named me Malala2015

    Summary: An intimate portrait of Malala Yousafzai, who was wounded when Taliban gunmen opened fire on her in Pakistan's Swat Valley. The shooting of the then fifteen-year-old teenager sparked international...  more »

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    Call #: DVD B YOUSAFZAI

    Location: DVDs Biography

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  • Grey Gardens [DVD]

    Grey Gardens2006

    Summary: Portrait of the relationship between Edith Bouvier Beale and her grown daughter, Little Edie, once an aspiring actress in New York who left her career to care for her aging mother in their East...  more »

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    Call #: DVD B BEALE

    Location: DVDs Biography

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  • Jackie Robinson [DVD]

    Jackie Robinson2016

    Summary: Tells of the story of Jack Roosevelt Robinson, a sharecropper's son who elevated an entire race and country when he broke Major League Baseball's color barrier in 1947. The film illuminates...  more »

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    Call #: DVD B ROBINSON

    Location: DVDs Biography

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  • Janis [DVD] : little girl blue

    Janis : little girl blue2016

    Summary: A documentary film about the life and times of rock singer Janis Joplin, presented via a series of letters Joplin wrote home over a span of years, read by Chan Marshall. Includes interviews with...  more »

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    Call #: DVD B JOPLIN

    Location: DVDs Biography

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  • O.J. [DVD] : made in America

    O.J. : made in America2016

    Summary: An essential examination of the rise and fall of Orenthal James Simpson, and parallels between his incredible story with that of race in America. This critically-acclaimed documentary series reveals...  more »

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    Call #: DVD B SIMPSON

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  • An honest liar [DVD]

    An honest liar2016

    Summary: "An Honest Liar tells the story of the world-famous magician, escape artist and enemy of deception, James 'The Amazing' Randi. He devised intricate investigations exposing the 'miracles' of...  more »

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    Call #: DVD B RANDI

    Location: DVDs Biography

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  • For the love of Spock [DVD]

    For the love of Spock2016

    Summary: Celebrate the 50th anniversary of Star Trek through a personal, intimate look at the life and career of Leonard Nimoy and the enduring appeal of his alter ego, Mr. Spock, as told by his son, Adam Nimoy.

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    Call #: DVD B NIMOY

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  • Leonardo [DVD] : the man who saved science

    Leonardo : the man who saved science2017

    Summary: Leonardo da Vinci is well known for his inventions as well as his art. But new evidence shows that many of his ideas were realized long before he sketched them out in his notebooks, some even 1700 years before him.

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    Call #: DVD B LEONARDO

    Location: DVDs Biography

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  • The life of Muhammad [DVD]

    The life of Muhammad2013

    Summary: In a journey that is both literal and historical, host Rageh Omaar retraces the footsteps of the Prophet, from his beginnings in Mecca to his struggles with accepting his Prophetic role; from his...  more »

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    Call #: DVD B MUHAMMAD

    Location: DVDs Biography

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  • Martin Luther [DVD] : the idea that changed the world

    Martin Luther : the idea that changed the world2017

    Summary: The film vividly portrays key moments in Martin Luther's story. The massive lightning storm that nearly killed him, the bleak self-punishment of his time in the monastery, the corruption that...  more »

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    Call #: DVD B LUTHER

    Location: DVDs Biography

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  • Steve McQueen [DVD] : American icon

    Steve McQueen : American icon2018

    Summary: An avid fan of the actor, and owner of a replica of McQueen's car in the classic film Bullitt, Pastor Greg Laurie hits the road in his mint Mustang, traveling the country in search of the true,...  more »

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    Call #: DVD B MCQUEEN

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  • Magnus [DVD]

    Magnus2017

    Summary: Home movies and archival footage are used to describe Magnus Carlsen's journey from an introverted 13-year-old boy to a World Chess Champion. As a young boy, Magnus Carlsen was very different from...  more »

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    Call #: DVD B CARLSEN

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  • Bombshell [DVD]

    Bombshell2018

    Summary: What do the most ravishingly beautiful actress of the 1930s and '40s and the inventor whose concepts were the basis of cell phone and Bluetooth technology have in common? They are both Hedy Lamarr,...  more »

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    Call #: DVD B LAMARR

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  • Jane [DVD]

    Jane2017

    Summary: Looks back at Jane Goodall's career as a primatologist, animal rights advocate, and environmental activist. Comprised of present-day interview segments with Goodall and archival footage of her work...  more »

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    Call #: DVD B GOODALL

    Location: DVDs Biography

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  • RBG [DVD]

    RBG2018

    Summary: 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...  more »

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    Call #: DVD B GINSBURG

    Location: DVDs Biography

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  • Art In the Barn
    Friday, October 21st, 2022
    5:30pm-8:30pm

    An exhibition of works by local artists, live music, and appetizers, wine, and craft beer are included with the $20 admission to this annual fundraiser for the Johnston Public Library.

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