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Films with: Schreiber, Liev

Bible's buried secrets
Presents archaeological scholarship from the Holy Land to explore the beginnings of modern religion and the origins of the Hebrew Bible, also known as the Old Testament. This archaeological detective story tackles some of the biggest questions in biblical studies: Where did the ancient Israelites come from? Who wrote the Bible, when, and why? How did the worship of one God--the foundation of modern Judaism, Christianity, and Islam--emerge?
DVD 6937
Brilliant madness
This tells the story of mathematician John Nash. 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, became obsessed with secret numbers and saw conspiracies all around him. Diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia, Nash spent a decade in and out of mental hospitals, surviving with the support of his wife and former colleagues. During that time, a mathematical proof he'd written at the age of twenty became a foundation of modern economics. Sometime in the 1980s, he gradually began to recover. In 1994, Nash capped his remarkable return from madness by winning the Nobel Prize.
DVD 9688
Constantine's sword
At its heart a detective story, as Carroll journeys into his own past (his father was a U.S. Air Force General who helped prepare for nuclear war) and into the wider world, were he uncovers evidence of church-sanctioned violence against non-Christians.
DVD 6137
Daytrippers
A black comedy about a dysfunctional Long Island family who come to the aid of their daughter Eliza when she discovers a love letter in her husband's clothing.
DVD 6081
Defiance
The deep forests of Poland and Belorussia are the domain of the occuping Germans during World War II. The three Bielski brothers go into the forests and find the impossible task of foraging for food, weapons and survival, not just for themselves but for a large mass of fleeing Polish Jews from the German war machine. The brothers, living with the fear of discovery must contend with neighboring Soviet partisans and deciding whom to trust. They take on the responsibility of guardians and motivate hundreds of women, men, children and the elderly to join their fight against the Nazi regime while hiding in makeshift homes in the dark, cold and unforgiving forest. At the same time, the brothers turn a band of war defectors into commanding freedom fighters. Based on true events.
DVD 6557
Every day
Ned is a loving husband and devoted father dealing with life's curveballs. He's got a stressed-out wife, an independent teenage son, and an embittered father-in-law who's turning his home upside down. Ned's job writing a scandalous TV series for a demanding boss is unfulfilling, and late night rewrites with a sexy co-worker might just push him over the deep end.
DVD 8117
Everything is illuminated
A young American man, with the help of a local who speaks weirdly broken English, journeys to find the woman who saved his grandfather during World War II in a Ukrainian village that was ultimately razed by the Nazis.
DVD 6461
Fading gigolo
Murray talks his friend Fioravante into becoming a gigolo as a way of making some much needed cash after an out-of-the-blue request from his dermatologist. With Murray acting as Fioravante's 'manager,' the duo quickly finds themselves caught up in the crosscurrents of love and money.
DVD 10600
Finding Babel
"Isaac Babel's writings are subversive masterpieces, challenging the ideology of the early Soviet Union, and resulting in his arrest and execution in 1940. On the 75th anniversary of Isaac Babel's execution, Finding Babel follows Andrei Malaev-Babel, his grandson, on a journey to come closer to some sense of truth. Hoping to better understand Babel's powerful artistic method and elusive persona, Andrei journeys through Ukraine, France and Russia; locations deeply tied to the story of his grandfather. He confronts lingering traces of a turbulent history that echo in Babel's writing and in the conflicts and climate of today's Ukraine and Russia. With each stop, Andrei gets closer to the complex stories that Babel wrote with depth and hidden meaning. Ultimately, through powerful interviews and a painful examination of Babel's NKVD file, Andrei engages with his grandfather's arrest, torture and execution. Babel's life story and his fiction are woven into Andrei's search with ethereal animation that puts viewers, like Babel's readers, somewhere between reality and fantasy"--From film website.
DVD 11905
Great fire of Rome
On one fateful night in July of 64 A.D., Rome was engulfed in a blazing fire which lasted for nine days and destroyed 10 of Rome's 14 districts, including many of the greatest buildings in antiquity. Two-thirds of the city was left in shambles. This film follows scientists as they use cutting-edge forensic techniques to discover the mystry of the fire. They explore different theories of how the fire began--natural causes, a twisted plot of the narcissistic Emperor Nero or an act of treason by the rebellious early Christians.
DVD 11323
Hamlet
A contemporary adaptation of Shakespeare's epic story of passion, betrayal and revenge. The president of the Denmark Corporation is dead, and already his wife is remarried to the man suspected of his murder. No one is more troubled by this than her son, Hamlet. Now, after this hostile takeover, trust is impossible, passion is on the rise and vengeance is in the air.
DVD 2462
Herculaneum uncovered
Pompeii, the lost Roman city buried by the eruption of Vesuvius in 79 A.D., has long been a source of fascination to archaeologists. Its sister city Herculaneum, buried in the same eruption but to a much greater depth, reveals an even more complete picture of Roman life. The high temperature of gases that engulfed Herculaneum perfectly preserved much of the ancient city. This film tells of the scientific advances in our knowledge of the two cities. The Herculaneum Conservation Project works with vulcanologists and forensic scientists to piece together the mystery of how the Herculaneans lived and died. Analysis of skeletons discovered in the 1980s show that death came swiftly, at temperatures of 500 degrees. Pompeii and Herculaneum now face a double threat: the cities are crumbling for lack of resources to conserve them, and Vesuvius is on course to erupt again.
DVD 11325
Joe Louis America's hero -- betrayed /
Reveals how a grandson of slaves became one of the greatest heavyweights of all time, served as an iconic figure during WWII, and later carried himself with dignity through numerous setbacks. Includes rare footage of many of Louis' greatest bouts.
DVD 8308
Living with wolves
Filmmaker Jim Dutcher and his wife Jamie lived with gray wolves for three years to make this documentary, and their work reveals complex social behavior never before captured on film. You'll observe the dominance of the pack's alpha male and the submissiveness of the omega wolf. You'll see the pack initiate new members, and witness the critical moment when the alpha selects a mate. Perhaps most incredible is the bond developed between the wolves and the Dutchers, who ultimately must move the pack to another reserve in order to keep them alive.
DVD 11227
Lost treasures of Tibet
Join the race against time as art and restoration experts mix history, science and politics in a complicated and daunting mission to preserve Mustang's religious works of art. DVD-ROM features: Teaching materials (PDF); link to Nova web site.
DVD 9690
Love in the time of cholera
Florentino is a poetry-writing telegraph operator who lives in a Central American city. He spots the graceful Fermina while making his rounds, and finds himself in love. While Florentino's mother encourages the courtship, Fermina's father absolutely forbids it. Years pass, and the well-born Dr. Urbino treats Fermina for a case of cholera. When Urbino proposes, Fermina accepts. A distraught Florentino decides to wait. With the help of his uncle, he amasses wealth of his own. All the while, he drifts from woman to woman, never really finding what he is looking for in a woman. After five decades of waiting, he gets a second chance to win Fermina's heart.
DVD 5482
Manchurian candidate
When his army unit is ambushed during the first Gulf War, Sergeant Raymond Shaw saves his fellow soldiers just as his commanding officer, Major Ben Marco, is knocked unconscious. Using the incident for political gain, Shaw eventually becomes a vice-presidential nominee, but Marco is haunted by dreams of what really happened in Iraq. As Marco investigates, the story begins to unravel. He begins to figure that the entire unit was kidnapped and brainwashed as part of a plot to get Shaw into the White House. Now the Manchurian Global corporation appears desperate to stop him from finding out.
DVD 9577
Meltdown at Three Mile Island
Discusses the events of March 28, 1979, when a reactor at the Three Mile Island nuclear power plant near Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, overheated. Employs news footage and first-person interviews in relating the efforts made to avoid a catastrophic meltdown.
DVD 11932
Mussolini Italy's nightmare /
From his early days as a journalist to his shocking, renewed popularity in Italy today, this is the definitive look at the life and legacy of Il Duce.
DVD 8322
New medicine
A documentary exploring a burgeoning movement taking place in hospitals and clinics across the country: integrating the best of high-tech medicine with a new attitude that recognizes it is essential to the healing process to treat the patient as a whole person, and not a cog in an assembly line.
DVD 4087
Nuremberg its lesson for today /
"Shows how the international prosecutors built their case against the top Nazi leaders using their own films - devastating evidence of atrocities that are still shocking today." -- container
DVD 10666
Operation filmmaker
DVD 6315
Painted veil
Set in the 1920s. A young English couple, Walter a middle class doctor and Kitty, an upper-class woman, get married for all the wrong reasons and relocate to Shanghai. Kitty falls in love with someone else. When Walter discovers her infidelity, in an act of vengeance, he accepts a job in a remote village in China that is being ravaged by a deadly epidemic. He takes his wife along and their journey brings meaning to their relationship and gives them purpose in one of the most remote and beautiful places on earth.
DVD 386
Pawn sacrifice
In a gripping true story set during the height of the Cold War, American chess prodigy Bobby Fischer finds himself caught between two superpowers when he challenges the Soviet Empire. It chronicles Fischer's terrifying struggles with genius and madness, and the rise and fall of a kid from Brooklyn who captured the imagination of the world.
DVD 11404
Ray Donovan.
Ray Donovan is the go-to guy who makes the problems of Los Angeles celebrities, superstar athletes, and business moguls disappear. This powerful family drama unfolds when his Irish gangster father is unexpectedly released from prison, setting off a chain of events that shakes the Donovan family to its core.
DVD 10391
Reluctant fundamentalist
When an American academic in Pakistan is kidnapped by anti-American radicals, the CIA thinks popular young Pakistani professor Changez is involved. But as Changez tells his story about his life in the US to an American foreign correspondent, the truth becomes harder to pin down.
DVD 10311
Saving the national treasures
The Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, and the Bill of Rights are literally fading away. The Archives' curators have detected signs of decay. A five-year project is underway to design new encasements and a new rotunda for the charters.
DVD 3588
Search for the first human
Examines the implications of Orrorin tugenensis, a group of six million year-old fossils found in the Tugen Hills of Kenya, which may shed light on the origins of humankind. Suggests that if the bones do belong to upright-walking, hominid creatures, then our current theories about the evolution of human beings may have to be rewritten. Also looks at new ideas about the development of upright walking in humans, which propose that bipedalism developed in the trees, not the open savannah.
DVD 4789
Sinking Atlantis
5000 years ago the Minoans flourished on the island of Crete. Their advanced culture became the setting for many famous Greek myths. Yet in their heyday the Minoans were wiped from the pages of history. The cause of their downfall has remained a mystery of the ancient world. Sinking Atlantis explores the usual theories about the disappearance of the Minoans and reveals the truth behind the reign and fall of the great Minoan civilization.
DVD 11430
Spotlight
The riveting true story of the Pulitzer Prize-winning Boston Globe investigation that would rock the city and cause a crisis in one of the world's oldest and most trusted institutions. When the newspaper's tenacious 'Spotlight' team of reporters delve into allegations of abuse in the Catholic Church, their year-long investigation uncovers a decades-long cover-up at the highest levels of Boston's religious, legal, and government establishment.
DVD 11439
Taking Woodstock
In 1969, Elliot Tiber, an interior designer living in Greenwich Village, New York, has to move back upstate to help his parents run their dilapidated Catskills motel, The El Monaco. Upon hearing that a planned music and arts festival has lost its permit from the neighboring town of Wallkill, NY, Elliot calls producer Michael Lang at Woodstock Ventures to offer his family's motel to the promoters and generate business. Three weeks later half a million people are on their way to his neighbor's farm.
DVD 7240
Walk on the moon
DVD 644
X-Men origins.
Somewhere in the wilds of northwest Canada in the early 1800s, Logan and Victor, two half-brothers with special powers grow up amid violence. Eventually they will become the near-indestructible warriors known as Wolverine and Sabretooth. William Stryker is a sinister government operative whose Weapon X program experiments keep pulling Wolverine back in. Kayla Silverfox shares a peaceful Canadian co-existence with Wolverine as he tries to drop out of the program. Along the way, Wolverine encounters many mutants, both familiar and new.
DVD 11241