Films & Other Videos
Films with: Garbus, Liz
- Bobby Fischer against the world
- In the '70s, Chess was a Cold War sport. Since the end of WWII, the U.S. and the U.S.S.R. had been locked in mortal combat for supremacy of just about everything, and Bobby Fischer was America's hope. Chess prodigies aren't that rare, but Bobby Fischer made chess sexy, an almost impossible task. He captured the world's imagination, and he proved that the U.S. could produce a champion in a game where the winners always seemed to be Russians. Chess would seem to make a terrible spectator sport, but somehow this man ratcheted all of it up to new heights. Chess fans will find it short on details on what made his game unique, but most will find this a great portrait of a man who was so brilliant that it made him intensely unhappy. He couldn't handle his own genius, and in the end, that was what destroyed him. He wasn't a man against the world, but rather a man against himself. That was the one opponent he could never best.
- DVD 9296
- Family affair
- "At 10 years old, Chico Colvard shot his older sister in the leg. This seemingly random act detonated a chain reaction that exposed unspeakable realities and shattered his family. Thirty years later, Colvard ruptures veils of secrecy and silence again. As he bravely visits his relatives, what unfolds is a personal film that's as uncompromising, raw, and cathartic as any in the history of the medium. Driving the story forward is Colvard's sensitive probing of a complex dynamic: the way his three sisters survived severe childhood abuse by their father and, as adults, manage to muster loyalty to him"--Container.
- DVD 8705
- Ghosts of Abu Ghraib
- Interviews with perpetrators, witnesses, and victims examining the abuses that occurred in the fall of 2003 at the notorious Iraqi prison. Probes the psychology of how typical American men and women came to commit these atrocious acts.
- DVD 5002
- Nazi officer's wife
- One Jewish woman's true story of surviving the Holocaust by marrying a Nazi officer. Narrated by Susan Sarandon, this documentary provides a unique perspective in its story of defiance and strength.
- DVD 2525
- Shouting fire stories from the edge of free speech /
- Examines the balancing act between protecting both civil liberties and national security. First Admendent attorney, Martin Garbus is interviewed at length along with other well-known people associated with these issues.
- DVD 8306
- What happened, Miss Simone?
- Profiles the life and career of American singer Nina Simone.
- DVD 11940