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For All Audiences: the LGBT Experience, the Aftermath of 9/11, Holocaust Histories, Plus Fast Scans | Video Reviews, November 15, 2014

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Interviews with men and women elected to public office who are openly LGBT, the life and work of Noam Chomsky, one of the backstories of September 11, 2001, the fate of Jewish children in Belgium who escaped the Holocaust.

Clayton’s Innocents, the Life of Ray Mancini, the Roosevelts, New Trailers, & More | Video Reviews

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An “adult ghost story”; former lightweight boxing champion Ray “Boom Boom” Mancini; the private and public lives of the extraordinary Roosevelt family; a portrayal of the indomitable human spirit.

Classic Drama, Where Dreams Come True, A Portrait of Faithfulness and Freedom, Plus New Trailers | Video Reviews

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Libraries can expand their film offerings in a hurry and at a good price with Acorn’s Classic Drama Collection, Greasepaint spends less time on jokes and pratfalls and more on what it means to be a family.

Campbell on Neil Gaiman, Poetry from Hirsch, Byron Studies, & More | Arts & Humanities Reviews

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Gaiman fans will be hanging on every word and illustration for a deeper insight into his eccentric genius, Hirsch constructs a personal history of grief that admits the full range of parental experience, a dramatic literary history ideal for readers interested in Romantic-era writing

Cold War History, the Life of Ward, Trials of Ali, plus Fast Scans & Trailers | Video Reviews

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An engaging examination of the influence of Western TV, an overdue reminder of what remains singular about Lynd Ward, a fascinating look into how Ali overcame prejudice through the courage of his convictions, and much more

Whitney Turns the Page: Beyond the Immediate Boundaries of the Exhibition

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The Biennial is the Whitney’s ongoing effort to assess the state of contemporary art in America. It has a long history as a trendsetter, showcasing the work of young and emerging artists.

The Joffrey Ballet of Chicago, more Grey Gardens, Autistic Adults, plus “Prime” TV | Video Reviews

The Green Table

One of the most significant ballets of the 20th century is essential for any dance collection, the iconic documentary portrait of the Beales is now more complete, interviews with 12 adults living on the autism spectrum increase awareness

Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, Divine/Milstead Bio, British Mystery, & More | Video Reviews

I Am Divine

The fascinating story of some of the Wild West’s last outlaws, the oddity of a style that is Divine, Brenda Blethyn reprises her role as Vera, a powerful biography of an American Revolutionary worth heeding

Pop Music History, Contemporary Ed, Big Issues Fiction, & More | Video Reviews

20 Feet from Stardom

Talented backup singers in recent pop music history, the exciting result of the Go Public Project, Out in Public humanizes the Arab-Israeli conflict by focusing on its effects on the lives of two men and their families.

The United States of Autism, A Remastered Pawnbroker, Hergé’s Tintin, Crime Spree Roundup, & More | Video Reviews

United States of Autism

Evert’s United States of Autism gives a sense of togetherness, a welcome step up for The Pawnbroker, Tintin‘s mass appeal, modern jewel thieves Smash & Grab

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