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Films & Other Videos

Films with: Pennebaker, D. A.

Cinéma vérité defining the moment /
"The cinéma vérité (or direct cinema) movement of the '50s and '60s was driven by a group of rebel filmmakers tired of stilted documentaries. They wanted to show life as it really is: raw, gritty, dramatic. Rich in excerpts from vérité classics ... this is the first film to capture all the excitement of a revolution that changed movie-making forever"--Container. Includes commentary by filmmakers, and explores vérité's influence in everything from TV news to music videos to Webcams.
DVD 3959
Complete Monterey Pop festival
DVD 2145
Dont look back
Documentary filmed during Bob Dylan's 1965 English concert tour. Includes portions of performances.
DVD 2117
Down from the mountain
A documentary capturing one of the most extraordinary concerts of traditional American music features behind-the-scenes encounters and dazzling performances. Includes interviews, rehearsal and concert segments.
DVD 2060
Kings of pastry
Follows chef Jacquy Pfeiffer, co-founder of Chicago's French Pastry School, as he journeys back to his childhood home in Alsace, France to practice for the Meilleurs Ouvriers de France pastry competition.
DVD 8034
Moon over Broadway
Behind-the-scenes look at the making of the Broadway comedy Moon over Buffalo.
DVD 6588
Primary
A political documentary of the 1960 Wisconsin Democratic presidential primary campaigns in which Senator John F. Kennedy upset Senator Hubert H. Humphrey.
DVD 3021
Startup.com
A riveting story about how friendship can be devoured in an effort to storm the e-business world. Two boyhood friends, one a gentle soul with a daughter and the other an ambitious business-school graduate, launch an internet company. It's a test between loyalty and success.
DVD 1314
Unlocking the cage science and the case for animal rights /
Follows animal rights lawyer Steven Wise in his unprecedented challenge to break down the legal wall that separates animals from humans. After thirty years of struggling with ineffective animal welfare laws, Steve and his legal team, the Nonhuman Rights Project (NhRP), are making history by filing the first lawsuits that seek to transform an animal from a thing with no rights to a person with legal protections. Supported by affidavits from primatologists around the world, Steve maintains that, based on scientific evidence, cognitively complex animals such as chimpanzees, whales, dolphins, and elephants have the capacity for limited personhood rights (such as bodily liberty) that would protect them from physical abuse. Using writs of habeas corpus (historically used to free humans from unlawful imprisonment), Wise argues on behalf of four captive chimpanzees in New York State. Unlocking the Cage captures a monumental shift in our culture, as the public and judicial system show increasing receptiveness to Steve's impassioned arguments. It is an intimate look at a lawsuit that could forever transform our legal system, and one man's lifelong quest to protect "nonhuman" animals.
DVD 12311
War room
Documentary about the Clinton presidential campaign, from the New Hampshire primary to the victory party 10 months later. At the center are the two men most responsible for Clinton's victory- James Carville, the campaign manager, and George Stephanopoulos, the communications director. This is a compelling portrait of the two men and the skill and determination required to bring about a victory.
DVD 24