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A political drama set in Brazil, 1954, against the backdrop of Getúlio Vargas's presidency and the attempted assassination of Carlos Lacerda, Vargas's political rival.
After the Storm by Wood, Tammy (dir.)
Call Number: DVD 1663
Publication Date: 2006
All across America people live, work, and play in watersheds, without knowing it. As this video shows, protecting the nation's water resources will take the awareness and effort of individual citizens. Three case studies (New York City, the Santa Monica Bay in California, and the Louisiana Gulf Coast and Gulf of Mexico) focus on the interconnections between water supply, water quality and the economic vitality and quality of life in our communities.
An ignorant, wannabe-Jamaican British b-boy; an anti-Semitic, misogynistic but friendly Kazakhstani television reporter; and a homosexual Austrian fashonista--all played by Sacha Baron Cohen--conduct interviews on unsuspecting Americans, who include prominent pundits in the political system and celebrities, that reveal deeply hidden prejudices and challenge social mores within American society.
An ignorant, wannabe-Jamaican British b-boy; an anti-Semitic, misogynistic but friendly Kazakhstani television reporter; and a homosexual Austrian fashonista--all played by Sacha Baron Cohen--conduct interviews on unsuspecting Americans, who include prominent pundits in the political system and celebrities, that reveal deeply hidden prejudices and challenge social mores within American society.
Step inside a madhouse of horror and experience the chilling new incarnation of TV's most daringly provocative series. The sins of the past haunt the present at the notorious Briarcliff home for the criminally insane, ruled with an iron fist by Sister Jude. Forbidden desire and terrifying evil lurk around every corner, from alien abduction to demonic possession to a skin-wearing psychopath known as 'Bloody Face.'
The drama is set in 1985 and revolves around two very different men with AIDS, one fictional, one fictionalized. Roy Cohn, personifies all the hypocrisy, delusion and callousness of the official response to the plague. Nothing shakes Roy's lack of empathy: even on his death bed, he's fighting with his gay nurse and taunting the woman he helped put to death, Ethel Rosenberg. The other patient is Prior Walter, who is visited by an angel and deserted by his self-pitying lover, Louis. Louis moves on to a relationship with Joe Pitt, a Mormon lawyer whose closeted homosexuality drives his wife to delusions and brings his mother to New York.
Chris Lilley amps up his acutely observed character-based comedy style and brings to life 6 new characters: identical twin brothers Daniel and Nathan Sims; former surfing World Champion Blake Oakfield; U.S. rapper S.mouse; Japanese mother and manager of skateboarding champion, Jen Okazaki; and Juvenile Justice Centre for boys Officer Ruth Sims, aka Gran.
"Mini series about the 1960s in Rio de Janeiro, when a politically engaged student falls in love with a left wing journalist's daughter who doesn't care for politics. The romance follows 15 years of Brazilian history, since President João Goulart deposition by military reactionary forces, until the first signs of restoration of democracy, in the 1980s." www.imdb.com
"The show takes place in the late 1970s and early 1980s in Chile under the dictatorship of Augusto Pinochet. It follows a team of lawyers and investigators working with the Catholic Church to discover proof of summary executions under the military dictatorship"--Globalpost website.
The eccentric Bluth clan lives a life of excess, funded by the family credit card and paid for by patriarch, George, whose fortune came from the tract home development business. Oldest son George, nicknamed Gob, is an "illusionist" of minor importance who has anger management issues. Youngest son, Buster, wastes his days taking obscure graduate school courses. Daughter Lindsay is a vain socialite. The only sane one is Lindsay's twin brother Michael, a widower, who has decided to wash his hands of the family. But when his father is jailed and the family's assets are frozen, Michael is forced to step up and aid his family in adjusting to new lives.
The long-awaited return of the Bluth family. Featuring the entire original cast from the first three seasons, the fourth season incorporates a non-linear storyline that leaves the viewer wanting more from the ever-dysfunctional Bluth family.
"A novela começa em 2002, ano da conquista do pentacampeonato mundial de futebol pelo Brasil, quando, na cidade de Bom Jesus do Rio Claro, Herculano Quintanilha é traído pelo companheiro de trapaças, Neco da Silva, que foge com o dinheiro angariado para a reforma da igreja do lugarejo com a conversa dos "arquitetos". Herculano é humilhado em praça pública e foge para uma delegacia de policia, e pede para ser preso, vai para uma cadeia do Rio de Janeiro, deixando a mulher, Doralice, e o filho pequeno Alan, prometendo vir buscã-los um dia. Já na cadeia conhece Ferragus e aprende truques de ilusionismo, astrologia e etc. Oito anos depois a história, então, começa a se passar no ano de 2010, quando Herculano trabalha na Casa Noturna Kosmos, sendo reconhecido como o Prof. A Astro, fazendo apresentações na pele de um tarólogo, astrólogo, cartomante, quiromante e assemelhados. Numa de suas apresentações, reconhece entre os clientes o amigo traidor, Neco, de quem novamente se aproxima, porém cheio de mágoa e à espera de uma oportunidade para se vingar"--IMDB, Oct. 12, 2012.
"Winner of four Emmy(R) Awards, including Outstanding Directing for Nonfiction Programming (Jon Alpert, Matthew O'Neill)! The 86th Combat Support Hospital (CSH)--the U.S. Army's premier medical facility in Iraq and formerly one of Saddam Hussein's elite hospitals--is the setting for this unforgettable documentary that puts a human face on the war's cold casualty statistics." www.imdb.com
A modern day re-imagining of, and prequel to, the classic film Psycho. The story follows Norman Bates' teenage years, delving into his intricate relationship with his mother, and how she helped forge the most infamous serial killer of them all.
When an old enemy, the Cylons, resurface and obliterate the 12 colonies, the crew of the aged Galactica protects a small civilian fleet - the last of humanity - as they journey toward the fabled 13th colony of Earth.
The trials and tribulations of criminal lawyer, Saul Goodman, in the time leading up to establishing his strip-mall law office in Albuquerque, New Mexico. A spinoff from the Breaking Bad television show, it takes place six years before the events of Breaking Bad and follows small-time lawyer Jimmy McGill and the circumstances that lead to his metamorphosis into criminal-minded lawyer Saul Goodman.
Meet Jonathan Ames: writer, romantic, unlicensed private detective. Moonlighting from his job as a novelist and writer for a New York magazine, Jonathan is looking to jettison some heavy emotional baggage (his girlfriend just dumped him, okay?) through an unusual second career of cracking cases of missing persons, espionage and infidelity in the Big Apple.
While a scandalous murder trial rocks the city, it's business as usual at the law offices of Crane Poole & Schmidt, which means a caseload of criminal insanity, hostage situations, cross-dressing, cannibalism and outright mayhem. Ethically-challenged newcomer Jeffrey Coho fits right in, lustful litigator Denny Crane finally meets his match, and attorney Alan Shore continues to stretch the boundaries of the law.
New affirmative action quotas for higher education in Brazil launch a controversial dialogue about race and identity. Five college candidates from diverse backgrounds compete for a spot at the University of Brasilia.
In a time of titanic sandstorms, vile plagues, drought and pestilence the final conflict between good and evil is about to begin. The battle will take place in the Heartland of an empire called America. A sweeping epic that focuses on the primordial conflict of good vs. evil, as played out against a pair of vivid and unusual backdrops: a traveling carnival working the American Dustbowl circuit, and an evangelical ministry in California.
As the final war between Good and Evil looms, two powerful avatars divided by fate share one mission. For Ben Hawkins and Brother Justin, the race is on to find the elusive Henry Scudder, and the fate of the world depends on who finds him first.
Charlie Rose: November 17, 2006 by Rose, Charlie (host)
Call Number: DVD 1669
Publication Date: 2006
A conversation with George Shultz in memory of Milton Friedman; an appreciation of Milton Friedman; a panel discussion about the new film "History boys" with the director and cast.
Charlie Rose: December 26, 2005 by Rose, Charlie (host)
Call Number: DVD 1671
Publication Date: 2005
An hour with Nobel Prize-winning economist Milton Friedman. Friedman discusses his life, his contributions to economics, the Republican Party and his view on the direction of the United States and the world in coming years.
"A conversation with Paul Krugman about his book The Conscience of a Liberal. A conversation with Randall Robinson, founder of TransAfrica. Robinson discusses his book An Unbroken Agony: Haiti, From Revolution to the Kidnapping of a President"--Container.
Charlie Rose: June 1, 1999 by Rose, Charlie (host)
Call Number: DVD 1670
Publication Date: 1999
First, Nobel Prize winning economist Milton Friedman is on to talk about the domestic and international economy ... Then, former Clinton administration adviser Laura Tyson and Stanford University professor of economics Paul Romer discuss the state of the US economy.
Charlie Rose: June 4, 2004 by Jay, Mike (dir.)
Call Number: DVD 4016
Publication Date: 2004
"An hour with Muhammad Yunus, founder of the Grameen Bank and author of Banker to the Poor: Micro-lending and the Battle Against World Poverty. Yunus discusses his innovative strategies for distributing investments to the poor and the outlook for confronting global poverty in the 21st century"--Container.
Charlie Rose: December 22, 2008 by Jay, Mike (dir.)
Call Number: DVD 4017
Publication Date: 2008
"An hour with Bill Gates, founder and chairman of Microsoft"--Container.
"Overcrowded, underheated, torn-up textbooks, condemned buildings - you'll want to root for "Children In America's Schools", and a journey through our nation's public schools. Revealing the savage inequalities in American public education -you will wonder about the future of our nation's public schools and the future of our nation. " www.imdb.com
"Judge Vincent Sherry and his wife Margaret are gunned down in their Biloxi home in 1987. The investigation leads police to a prison scam, an inmate named Kirksey Nix, and Sherry's best friend Pete Halat." www.imdb.com
A fable that mixes intrigues of European royalty with heroic legends of the Northeastern Brazil backlands known as the Sertão. Young Açucena, caught in a love triangle between Jesuíno and jealous Timóteo, does not realize she is the lost daughter of the King of Seráfia do Norte (a fictitious European land), promised at birth to the son of King Teobaldo of Seráfia do Sul in exchange for peace between the two peoples. The legendary cangaçeiros (outlaws) of the Northeast play a major part in the story.
Fitz is an addicted gambler, a heavy drinker, and a brilliant, if deeply flawed criminal psychologist. Fritz is arrested for breech of the peach outside his in-laws' house and is taken to the station, where he meets Sean and his partner Tina. After stealing a car, the pair embark on a spree of violence.
Júlia Matos, depois de onze anos de prisão, tenta conquistar o amor da filha, Marisa, e o maior obstáculo é a colunável Yolanda Pratini, sua irmã, que criou a menina como filha dando luxo e conforto. Antes da conquista reencontra seu lugar na sociedade e o amor do diplomata Cacá.
Set in 1876 in the Black Hills of South Dakota after the richest gold strike in American history has drawn a throng of misfits to an outlaw settlement where everyone has a price. Tells the story of the settlers, who range from an ex-lawman to a scheming saloon owner to the legendary Wild Bill Hickok and Calamity Jane.
Meet Light Yagami, a brilliant but bored high school student whose life is changed when he finds the Death Note, a notebook dropped by a rogue Shinigami, or god of death, named Ryuk. When Light discovers that any human whose name is written in the book dies, he vows to use its power to rid the world of evil. But every action has its consequences, and Light soon finds himself in a life or death battle of wits with the mysterious genius detective called L. Humanity itself becomes the battleground to determine what form of justice will prevail!
Through the power of the death note, Light Yagami is close to creating a world in which he holds ultimate authority over right and wrong. But many obstacles remain, including a second death note user who has his own nefarious goals and the two brilliant proteges of Light, the genius detective who once vowed to expos the identity of the death note's owner.. Light is confident that he can prevail, but as the surviving players in the game converge for a final showdown, whose name will be the last one written in the death note?
Presents 10 short films, each about one hour long, inspired by the Ten Commandments. Each story corresponds to a commandment and centers on different residents of the same modern Warsaw apartment complex.
Television series about the lives of high school students at Degrassi Community School. In this season, the challenges get harder, the lessons get tougher and the path to self-discovery becomes more dangerous than ever. Emma goes to extremes to lose weight, Manny makes a decision that tarnishes her reputation, Paige questions her sexuality, and relationships will begin or rekindle-- and some couples will meet their bitter end.
Centers around the lives of about 20 kids who all go to the same school, Degrassi. Some of these kids are the sons or daughters of a few of the original Degrassi program. Deals with a lot of the realistic problems that teenagers go through nowadays (eg., cutting, homosexuality, death, dating, drinking, abuse, rape, etc) and how they deal with them.
Based on K.I. Chukhovsky's adaptation of Hugh Lofting's classic, the Story of Dr. Dolittle. Short animated films created by one of Russia's most talented animation teams present several of the quirky doctor's comical adventures.
"Tired of his mundane life, Mikado Ryugamine decides to move to Ikebukuro, a district in Tokyo, when a friend invites him. With everything from invisible gangs to rumored beings, Ikebukuro is full of connected mysteries where people's pasts intertwine with the present." (www.imdb.com)
Kenny Powers is a former Major League pitcher who used to have it all: fame, endorsements, and a lucrative contract. Now, after hard living has taken its toll on his fastball, Kenny finds himself crashing with his brother's family and teaching gym class at the same North Carolina middle school where he once attended. Wherever he goes, Kenny wreaks havoc with his boorish behavior, all while plotting his triumphant return to the big leagues.
The second season of its outrageous, irreverent half-hour, hit comedy series about an arrogant, burned-out, former major-league pitcher named Kenny Powers. In Season 2, Kenny will take up residence in a small Mexican town; there, joined by his lackey Stevie Janowski and a new love interest, Vida, he'll fashion a comeback scenario that involves a local baseball team, the Charros, and its filthy-rich owner, Sebastian Cisneros.
A contemporary take on Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's legendary characters of Sherlock Holmes and Dr. John Watson. Sherlock Holmes investigates crimes in modern-day New York City as a consultant to the NYPD and is assisted by Dr. Joan Watson, a former surgeon, who is hired by Holmes' wealthy father to help keep the eccentric detective sober.
Jonny Lee Miller returns in this modern-day take on Sherlock Holmes, the dangerously eccentric consulting detective who's addicted to impossible cases. Lucy Liu stars as Dr. Joan Watson, his "sober companion" turned partner in detection. Together, they take on some of the strangest crimes New York has ever seen as they assist the police in uncovering clues that unlock the city's sinister secrets. Only to the very sharpest minds do the incredible solutions seem elementary.
Andy has been and actor for five years, but thanks to his useless agent, he's never done any real acting. Instead, he is a lowly film extra, making his mark in the background while the stars do their work. His partner in arms is the pitiable Maggie, a fellow extra and a hopeless romantic.
What happens when an unknown actor who can't catch a break actually catches one? For Andy Millman, who's just broken through with a TV sitcom called When the Whistle Blows, celebrity doesn't necessarily mean happiness.
Despite the success of his highly-rated (but critically-panned) sitcom, Andy can't help but wonder if true artistic respectability will ever come his way. Andy decides to take drastic measures: he fires his loyal but useless agent Darren; pulls the plug on his hit show; and turns down roles he considers "beneath him." He even goes so far as to lash out at his best friend Maggie.
Summer is hot, especially on Falcon Beach, where tension between the locals and rich tourists is just a bikini string away from boiling over. Here is the complete first season of a show where the innocence of summer is threatened by land developers who want to take away the peaceful charm of a beach that represents more than just sun tans and waves. The beach is the center of life for both those who live there year round and the vacationers who settle in each season when the mercury rises. When the two worlds meet, the sun won't be the only thing heating up the sand.
" Five hundred years in the future, a renegade crew aboard a small spacecraft tries to survive as they travel the unknown parts of the galaxy and evade warring factions as well as authority agents out to get them." www.imdb.com
Written by comedy award winner, Roy Clarke (Keeping Up Appearances) this prequel to the popular and long running comedy series Last of the Summer Wine is based on the diary entries of a young Norman Clegg. The series follows him and his friends in the days leading up to World War II.
Shakespeare's historical play which recreates Henry's early days as King. Centers on the French wars and the activities of Joan of Arc, while glimpsing the beginning of the civil wars between the Houses of Lancaster and York.
From writer/director/actor Lena Dunham and comedy veteran Judd Apatow, this scripted half-hour series focuses on a group of 20-something women in New York and their adventures in post-collegiate floundering. Over the course of Season 1's ten episodes, the four girls try to figure out what they want from life, from boys, from themselves and each other.
Season Two episodes, Hannah forges ahead in her writing pursuits, but her enthusiasm is tempered by the responsibility for Adam; Marnie needs her best friend and former roommate; Jessa returns from her honeymoon in Mexico; Shoshanna takes charge of her new identity; and Ray has an out-of-sight, out-of-mind attitude.
Hannah and Adam are now in a committed relationship and the two are settling into a newfound domesticity in Hannah's apartment. Hannah is also working on her writing career and concentrating on delivering her eBook to her eccentric publisher. Marnie is adjusting to life after a sudden and traumatic breakup with Charlie. Nearing graduation, newly single Shoshanna masterminds a plan to create a healthy (at least on paper) balance between partying and her studies. And, continuing her streak of disrupting the lives of those around her, Jessa resurfaces and strikes up an ambiguous friendship with a flamboyant father figure.
"Brilliantly written and directed by Carlo Carlei (FLIGHT OF THE INNOCENT, FLUKE, ROMEO & JULIET), this suspenseful and highly emotional miniseries is crafted with a visual quality that doesn't pale in comparison with the most successful U.S. cable series praised today by audiences all over the world. Italian superstar Luca Zingaretti (of MONTALBANO's fame) shines as a washed out judge from Calabria who finds the courage to fight back the Mafia's Young Turks after they murder his best friend. Benefitting from the unexpected advice of Don Mico Rota (a great Maurizio Marchetti), an old godfather who's been rotting in jail for years, the prosecutor puts together all the pieces of a puzzle that leads him to discover one surprising truth after another. In the heart of Mafialand you can trust no one and even your closest friends can become your worst enemies." www.imdb.com
A British television comedy series presenting a satirical exploration of racial stereotypes in Britain, as seen from an Indian point-of-view. With a stunning stream of sketches and songs presents series 1, 2, and 3 plus the special "Back where they came from."
"In June 1900, Major Walter Reed, Chief Surgeon of the U.S. Army, led a medical team to Cuba on a mission to investigate yellow fever. For more than two hundred years the disease had terrorized the United States, killing an estimated 100,000 people in the 19th century alone. Shortly after Reed and his team arrived in Havana they began testing the radical theories of a Cuban doctor, Carlos Finlay, who believed that mosquitoes spread yellow fever. This ... production documents the heroic efforts of Reed's medical team, some of whom put their own lives on the line to verify Finlay's theory. Eventually, their discovery enabled the United States to successfully eradicate the disease among workers constructing the Panama Canal, making possible the completion of one of the most strategic waterways in the world. When yellow fever struck New Orleans in 1905, federal public health officials launched an aggressive mosquito eradication campaign and successfully ended the epidemic. It was the last yellow fever outbreak in the United States, and the first major public health triumph of the 20th century"--Container.
A fictional chronicle of life in Germany, from 1919 to 1982, as reflected in the fluctuating fortunes of the members of one family, initially peasant-farmers, in the fictitious village of Schabbach in the Rhineland. An extraordinary succession of mostly ordinary events and characters--history seen from ground level--vividly acted by a huge cast of both professional and nonprofessional actors.
Hikaru Shindo is just a normal 12 year old Japanese boy. One day, he's rummaging through his Grandfather's things and pulls out an old Go board. A ghostly apparition appears out of the board. His name is Sai Fujiwara, a man who was a Go instructor to the emperor of Japan a thousand years ago. Now, he haunts a Go board, and wants to accomplish the perfect Go game, called the "Hand of God." In the blink of an eye Sai becomes part of Hikaru's consciousness.
Follows the tragedy and triumph of the Weiss family of Berlin and intertwines their fate as European Jews with the story of a German family, the Dorfs, whose members include a high-ranking Nazi officer ... Uses the stories of these fictional families to portray the atrocities against the Jewish people from the 1930s to 1945, and presents a heart-wrenching portrait of their struggle.
Carrie Mathison, a brilliant but volatile CIA agent, suspects that a rescued American POW may not be what he seems. Is Marine Sgt. Nicholas Brody a war hero or an Al Qaeda sleeper agent plotting a spectacular terrorist attack on U.S. soil? Following her instincts, Mathison will risk everything to uncover the truth - her reputation, her career, and even her sanity.
Season one of the Netflix original series House of Cards. Frank Underwood is a cunning career politician. Zoe Barnes is an ambitious young journalist. Together they forge a partnership that trades powerful secrets for political access, and so much more.
Marooned in suburbia, four adolescent boys navigate the minefields of life with their hormones at full blast. Though the young lads try to convince the world they are sophisticated, sexy human beings, their obsession with girls and cheap booze is actually a cringe-inducing look at the humiliations of teenage life.
Whether it's underage drinking, homophobia or smokers' rights, no subject is off limits for the hilariously warped gang at Paddy's Pub. The staff of this neighborhood bar takes dysfunction and political incorrectness to wickedly hilarious extremes. Knock one back with Mac, Charlie, Dennis, his sister Dee, and their nihilistic father Frank, as their twisted and self-obsessed worldviews lead to awkward and outrageous misadventures, from sleeping with each other's moms to smuggling heroin into prison--the hard way.
Chronicles the 350 year saga of immigrants who gradually wove themselves into the fabric of American life without abandoning their cherished traditions. Includes interviews, Jewish Cooking with Gil Marks, and more.
Due to his old-school style, U.S. Marshal Raylan Givens is reassigned from Miami to his childhood home in the poor, rural coal-mining towns in Eastern Kentucky. Lawman Givens is a tough, soft-spoken gentleman who never gives an inch.
Based on the 1997 Royal National Theatre production, widely considered the finest staging of King Lear in the past decade, Ian Holm 'touches greatness' (N.Y. Times) in Shakespeare's most sublime and difficult role.
An entertaining fusion of reality and fiction; a fly-on-the wall look at government. Produced on location in Washington, D.C., the largely improvised ten-episode series combines fictional characters with appearances by real-life political figures.
Set in downtown New York in 1900, the Knickerbocker Hospital faces a major upheaval due to poor finances and an exodus of wealthy patients. The one remaining star is Dr. Thackeray, who along with the hospital staff of surgeons, nurses and other personnel must struggle to keep both themselves and the hospital going.
A full-contact look at the hyper-competitive, hysterically unrestrained world of fantasy football! The League's members are a tight crew of long-time buddies, but that doesn't stop an all-out blitz of trash-talking, deceit, and ruthless extortion. Watch as their obsession with winning the highly coveted yet utterly absurd championship trophy impacts their careers, sex lives, families, and, above all, their dignity.
Australian Jim Jefferies stars as an edgy, foul-mouthed stand-up comic living in Los Angeles, struggling to make his life and career more 'legit'. Joined by his neurotic best friend and roommate, Steve, and Steve's wheelchair-bound brother, Billy, Jim takes comedy to a whole new level, whether it's visiting a Las Vegas brothel, partying with the mentally-challenged or trying to pick up women at a gay bar.
Everybody makes mistakes, but for Tim, a self-conscious young guy living in New York, just getting out of bed in the morning could be the worst decision he makes all day. No matter the situation, life's little challenges always manage to demand the most offensive solutions, which wouldn't be such a problem if he weren't continually caught red-handed.
Warwick Davis is an actor desperately trying to jumpstart his waning career and maintain his status as Britain's go-to little person who often seeks advice from old pals Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant, also playing versions of themselves, hopes that their A-list celebrity connections will aid his career.
While Jack, Kate, and Locke investigate what's inside the hatch, the "tailies" are found. These survivors are from the tail of the plane and include tough girl Ana-Lucia and the spiritual and mysterious Mr. Eko. Learn what happened to Walt when he left Michael with some very hard choices to make and get a better insight into just who the "others" are. Find out that the island has some connection with the Dharma Corporation.
As the power of the island to both heal and destroy comes into sharp focus, the lines between good and evil are blurred and loyalties are challenged when the survivors of the crash become tangled within the lives of the Others.
In the glamorous and ego-driven world of advertising, everyone is selling something and nothing is ever what it seems. Set in 1960 New York, this series reveals the lives of the ruthlessly competitive men and women of Madison Avenue's "Golden Age," where key players make an art of the sell while their private world gets sold. And no one plays the game better than Don Draper, the biggest ad man, and ladies' man, in the business.
Moving in a new direction, can Sterling Cooper keep up? Meanwhile, Don Draper continues to blur the lines between truth and lies, perception and reality as his private life becomes complicated in a new way. What is the cost of his secret identity?
At the office, the firings continue; Don is brought in to save the day on a PR campaign only to have the rug pulled out from under him; Peggy and Paul get stoned while working on an ad campaign; Sally steals money from her grandfather; Don has reservations about a misguided potential client; Betty has hallucinations of her dead father as she delivers her baby; Don and Betty renew their love affair while on a business trip.
Set in 1960s New York City, Mad Men explores the glamorous and ego-driven 'Golden Age' of advertising, where everyone is selling something and nothing is ever what it seems. Welcome to a Mad New World. Returns for a new year rife with possibilities. Last season stunned fans with its cliffhanger finale, as Don Draper's professional and personal lives unexpectedly imploded.
Mad Men is back and plunges into the seductive and intriguing world of Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce. Jon Hamm and the rest of the award-winning cast continue to mesmerize as they adapt to changing times, social revolution, and a radical world. Lust is back. Adultery is back. Deception is back.
Returning for its sixth season, Mad Men explores the glamorous and ego-driven 'golden age' of advertising in late 1960s New York City. Don Draper and the rest of the cast continue to captivate as they deal with the aftereffects of adultery, divorce, a merger, and an ever-changing social climate.
Tells the story of the descendants of King Bharata, two families who lived in northern India, perhaps about 1200 B.C. The Pandava brothers lose their kingdom to their Kaurava cousins and engage in a mighty struggle to win it back. Many lives are lost in the conflict. The story illustrates the futility of war. Some of the heroes are taken from history, and some represent human ideals and gods.
Set in Moscow during the time of Stalin, several story-lines are intertwined. A writer (the Master) has produced a manuscript of a play about Pontius Pilate. It appears that government agents are intent on suppressing the manuscript. Paranoia sets in as the Master believes that not only the Devil himself is after him, but that his assistant Margarita is conspiring with the forces of evil. Paralleling this is the story of Yeshua and Pontius Pilate. Throughout, the evil Professor of Black Magic and his otherworldly group are manipulating public events and people's lives.
Microeconomics in the Global Marketplace by Lehrer, Jim (dir.)
Call Number: DVD 2454
Publication Date: 2006
Micro-lending, capitalism, and off-shoring of American business functions to Bangalore are topics of discussion in this compilation of six NewsHour segments. Muhammed Yunus, creator of the Grameen Bank in Bangladesh and winner of a Nobel Peace Prize, is featured heavily and interviewed.
Fran Drescher stars in her defining role as street-smart Fran Fine, a down-on-her-luck diva who finds herself hired for a job for which she never even applied. Now, she's the nanny for a rich, sophisticated family in Manhattan, and when this blue-collar girl from the block moves in with a blue blood, widowed Broadway producer and his three children, the comedy is red hot.
The year is 2015. As the remnants of the human race cower in subterranean cities, a deadly war is being waged for what is left of the planet. On one side are the mysterious beings known only as the Angels; on the other, the secret agency NERV with mankind's last hope, the awe-inspiring Evangelions.
The Newsroom takes a behind-the-scenes look at a high-rated cable-news program at the fictional ACN Network, focusing on the on and off camera lives of its acerbic anchor, a new executive producer, and their newsroom staff.
Awkwright, the brown-coated, stuttering, northern shopkeeper, is forced to open his corner shop for as long as the law will permit. But he still finds time for his passions-- parting unsuspecting customers from their hard-earned cash, and his tireless pursuit of nurse Gladys Emmanuel.
For the first time, Oprah reveals her candid thoughts and feelings about the biggest moments and interviews in 20 years of history-making television. This collection includes her most memorable moments.
"The story of Piper Chapman, a woman in her thirties who is sentenced to fifteen months in prison after being convicted of a decade-old crime of transporting money for her drug-dealing girlfriend." www.imdb.com
" A streetwise hustler is pulled into a compelling conspiracy after witnessing the suicide of a girl who looks just like her." www.imdb.com
La otra piel by Ramos, Marcos Louit (editor)
Call Number: DVD 3039
Publication Date: 2009
Breaking the traditional roles of women, such as family, marriage, reproductive roles, Guatemalan women during the Civil War took the steps to participate in a process of social transformation. Various women of different social backgrounds are interviewed and tell the story of social and political change in Guatemala.
Claire Randall is a married combat nurse from 1945 who is mysteriously swept back in time to 1743. She is immediately thrown into an unknown world where her life is threatened. When she is forced to marry a chivalrous and romantic young Scottish warrior, a passionate affair is ignited that tears Claire's heart between two vastly different men in two irreconcilable lives.
The series is set in Denmark at Christmas time. Numerous friends and relatives are arriving from Poland at the Copenhagen suburb villa of their compatriot woman. On the very first night, a mysterious murder takes place in the house. One of the guests is stabbed dead with a shaman harpoon. The entire police force is out to get the culprit, but the mysterious attempts at murder continues.
A group of struggling dreamers are stuck working for tips while waiting for their big break. As employees of the L.A. catering company 'Party Down, ' these misfits mingle with guests at everything from sweet sixteen parties to the most lavish Hollywood soirees. Follow these engaging wannabes as they wait on guests while waiting on something better to come along.
"Mystical thriller based on Aleksey Birger's novel of the same name. Winter of 1946. A young officer of Cavalry Sergey Vysik after demobilization is appointed the head at Criminal investigation department near Moscow. He is charge of an abandoned stud farm, some villages nearby, a factory, workers' town and railway warehouses where trophies from Germany and some humanitarian loads from soviet governments are kept. When Vysik came to Mitrohino village where there was a local police department, he was going to solve some problems there - someone stole horses from the stud farm and there was a series of cruel murders of a former head of police department, night guard, some local residents and "a special person" from Moscow. Moreover, all the residents are terrified by gossips that a horrible elusive werewolf committed all these crimes. Regardless of his boss' order to ignore all the prejudice, Vysik wants to find out what is that force keeping all the people in terror." www.imdb.com
"Arriving from London, Basílio falls in love with his cousin Luísa, in Lisbon. But he must go to Brazil, promising he will eventually marry her. As time goes by, he sends her a letter ending the relationship, and she marries Jorge, an engineer. One of Jorge's rich aunts dies, leaving him a small fortune and her former maid Juliana. Juliana gets hold of a love letters between Luísa and Basílio, and starts blackmailing her employer." www.imdb.com
Prisoners of war, tells the story of three Israeli Defence Force reservists who are captured behind enemy lines in Lebanon. Their fate is unknown until seventeen years later, when they mysteriously return to their homeland - two of them alive, the third in a coffin. The story of the three men's time in captivity unfolds across 10 hour-long episodes, as they attempt to reintegrate into society; trying to cope with the pressures of being reintroduced to their families and friends, as well as handling the national hero status being thrust upon them via the public limelight.
"Ambientada em São Paulo, Rainha da Sucata retrata a realidade dos novos-ricos e da decadência da elite paulistana, tudo com muito humor e um elenco inesquecível, como Glória Menezes, Regina Duarte e Tony Ramos"--Container.
Four hundred years after the founding of the Republic, Rome is the wealthiest city in the world, a cosmopolitan metropolis of one million people, epicenter of a sprawling empire. The Republic was founded on principles of shared power and fierce personal competition, never allowing one man to seize absolute control. But now, those foundations are crumbling, eaten away by corruption and excess. After eight years of war, soldiers Lucius Vorenus and Titus Pullo unwittingly become entwined in the historical events of ancient Rome.
In the year 44 B.C., Julius Caesar has been assassinated and civil war threatens to destroy the Republic. In the void left by Caesar's demise, egos clash and numerous players jockey for position. The brutally ambitious Mark Antony attempts to solidify his power, aligning himself with Atia, but coming to blows with her cunning son Octavian, who has been anointed in Caesar's will as his only son and heir. Meanwhile, Titus Pullo attempts to pull his friend Lucius Vorenus out of the darkness that has engulfed his soul in the wake of personal tragedy.
When trouble rears its ugly head, headline-making, life-ruining trouble, there's only one person to call: the legendary Olivia Pope. With her steadfast rule of always trusting her gut, Olivia leads an expert team of crisis management consultants skilled at making even the most sordid, salacious scandals disappear. But as these self-proclaimed 'gladiators in suits' begin to reveal the cracks in their armor, will the masters of damage control be able to control the damage in their own personal lives?
Continues Shakespeare's story of Henry VI in which Henry marries Lady Margaret of Anjou, but she despises his meekness and takes Suffolk as a lover. The new queen also hates the Yorks and becomes the inspiration of the Lancastrians.
"A man who can "see" without seeing; amputees who feel pain in limbs that are gone; a man who believes his parents are impostors; and an epileptic who believes he is God: a neuroscientist gives the viewer insight into these strange cases." www.imdb.com
"The series, based on a popular novel of the same name, depicts the exploits of a Russian spy Isaev, working undercover as Standartenfuhrer Stierlitz, in Nazi Germany during 17 days in very end of WWII. Stierlitz has worked his way to the very top of the RSHA, main Nazi security and intelligence agency, without being caught." www.imdb.com
Drawn from Candace Bushnell's best-selling book and created by Darren Star. All 12 episodes of the first season. A thirty-something sex columnist and her three single friends examine relationships and sexual roles in New York City.
Will acclaimed sex columnist Carrie get back together with Mr. Big or will she end up with Aidan? Will Charlotte and Trey be able to live happily ever after? Will Samantha and Miranda ever commit to anything that resembles a lasting relationship? Find out in the eighteen shows of season four.
Carrie and Miranda wrestle with their single lifestyles. Miranda has new baby Brady and single motherhood, while Carrie finds herself in the world of publishing as the author of a real-life book of her columns. Charlotte wonders if she'd ever find another man, while Samantha finally gets rid of the one that had been vexing her far too much. From Samantha's anointment as the "Michiko Kakutani of vibrators" to Carrie's stressful book launch party. The season's finale, finds all four at the straight wedding of a seemingly gay pal and contemplating their future with a wry, bemused tone.
Part 1. Sex columnist Carrie and her gal pals Charlotte, Miranda, and Samantha continue on their sexual conquests. Carrie believes things are on an upswing because of her hot date with Jack, while Charlotte is upset over Harry's disclosure that he would never marry a non-Jew. This leads to her decision to convert to Judaism. Samantha feasts her eyes on Jerry, the man who soon becomes her boyfriend. Charlotte hears the words she's been longing for from Harry. Miranda continues to emotionally distance herself from Steve. A visit from Mr. Big forces Carrie to re-think their relationship one last time. Part 2. Carrie continues her romance with a Russian artist, a flippantly arrogant man who's been around the block, but he is able to supply Carrie's needed desire for magic. Miranda has settled down with Steve, but there is more that will change with her, including her address. Charlotte continues to make baby plans now that the husband slot is filled quite nicely. Samantha brings a good sense of drama to the show with a breast-cancer scare. In the final two-part episode, Carrie faces her romantic destiny, but also solidifies herself as a fashion icon.
Macbeth is the chef in a 3-star restaurant; Beatrice and Benedick are rival co-anchors; Titania and Bottom carouse in a tawdry theme resort; and Petruchio sets out to tame the conservative Kate in a politically incorrect marriage of convenience.
In the high-tech gold rush of modern Silicon Valley, the people most qualified to succeed are the least capable of handling success. A comedy partially inspired by Mike Judge's own experiences as a Silicon Valley engineer in the late 1980s.
"A gripping drama that takes you into the ruthless underworld of outlaw bikers. The Sons of Anarchy live, ride, and die for brotherhood. But as the club's leader (Ron Perlman) and his wife (Katey Sagal) steer them in an increasingly lawless direction, her son Jax (Charlie Hunnam) is torn between loyalty and the legacy in this adrenaline-charged first season"--Container.
Tony Soprano is your average, middle-aged businessman. Tony's got a dutiful wife, a not-so-dutiful daughter, a son named Anthony Jr. a mother he's trying to coax into a retirement home, a hot-headed uncle, a not-too-secret mistress and a shrink to tell all his secrets, except the one she already knows: Tony's a mob boss.
"Irrepressible, irascible, and iconic, Steve Jobs reigned as the undisputed king of Silicon Valley for the better part of three decades. CNBC offers a retrospective of Job's career--including the creation of Apple, its ascent under his visionary direction, and the evolution of his management style, which, although famous for its confrontational nature, secured his legacy as one who dared to 'Think Different'"--Container.
In this hilarious series set in a real Australian high school, actor/comedian Chris Lilley stars as three different characters: a vain drama teacher, a self-absorbed boy, and a haughty female exchange student.
Bay Kennish, who grew up in a wealthy family with happily married parents and older brother, and Daphne Vasquez, who lost her hearing as a child and grew up with a single mother in a working-class neighborhood, find their lives turned upside down when they discover they were accidentally switched at birth.
The history of the state of Rio Grande do Sul as seen through the lives of members of the Cambará family and the recollections of Bibiana Terra Cambará, her grandmother Ana Terra, her husband Captain Rodrigo Cambará, and her son Licurgo.
In his sky-less cavern of a village Simon toils daily, drilling holes to expand his stifling little world until one day he makes an extraordinary discovery: a small glowing drill-bit and the man-sized mecha it activates.
The Henry VI trilogy concludes with the Yorks winning the battle of St. Albans, and thus forcing Henry from the throne. Margaret, however, captures and taunts York before having him killed. She is captured herself and forced to watch her son killed by the Yorkists. Richard, Duke of Gloucester, reveals, at the end, his plan to murder Henry VI.
"Irritado com o comportamento liberal da sua filha e influenciado pelas intrigas de sua outra filha, Perpétua, o viúvo Zé Esteves expulsa Tieta de casa. Humilhada e sozinha, Tieta decide ir para São Paulo e deixar pra trás o conservadorismo de sua cidade natal, Santana do Agreste. 25 anos depois, Tieta retorna para um ajuste de contas. Rica, exuberante, vinda da cidade grande, a nova moradora mexe com a rotina e os costumes das habitantes locais. Em sua luta contra a irmã Perpétua e o inescrupuloso empresário Arturzinho, Tieta vive um romance proibido com seu sobrinho Ricardo e depois descobre estar apaixonado por Osnar, um trabalhador simplório e meio caipira, mas que a ajudará em sua vingança. Muitas histórias inesquecíveis aguardam você aqui em Santana do Agreste: O Coronel Artur da Tapitinga e suas "rolinhas"; a doce Carmosina, que vivia violando correspondências que chegavam no correio da cidade; o segredo que Perpétua guarda em sua caixa; a misteriosa mulher de branco e muito mais"--Container.
Jack Bauer, head of the Los Angeles Counter Terrorist Unit, is thrust into a 24-hour marathon of death, deception, and terror as he struggles to prevent the assassination of a presidential candidate, find the traitor within his own organization, and save his kidnapped wife and daughter.
It's been over a year since his wife's death, but Jack Bauer and his daughter are still reeling from the tragedy. The two are estranged and Jack no longer works for CTU. An urgent phone call from the President plunges Jack back into another 24-hour nightmare as he races against time to prevent the detonation of a nuclear bomb in Los Angeles.
Many familiar faces return for this day of crisis. A fearsome new villain is played with cold-hearted intensity. The threat this time around is much different, and for Jack Bauer there are multiple situations to deal with. Jack has to make some extremely difficult choices, including how to handle a new love in his life who happens to be the daughter of the Secretary of Defense. Their new found love will be put to the ultimate test during the next 24 hours.
Eighteen months after faking his own death, Jack Bauer returns to L.A. when it becomes clear that the only four people who know he is still alive are being targeted for assassination. The killings coincide with the signing of an anti-terrorism treaty with Russia, leading Jack to suspect a line between the assassinations, the treaty, and a group of Russian terrorists. But as the terror unfolds, Jack learns the day's events were set in motion by an individual within the U.S. administration--someone with the power and resources to thwart Jack's every move.
After twenty months in a Chinese prison, Jack Bauer is suddenly returned to the United States. But instead of being free, Jack's release is part of a secret deal: his life in return for the location of Hamri Al-Assad, the leader of a terrorist organization that has unleashed a wave of terror across the country. Now he must convince the president and CTU that the man they are trying to kill may be the only man who can end the rapidly escalating violence.
Set in Washington, D.C. for the first time. The CTU has been dismantled and Jack is on trial for all his 'misconduct' at the department. Jack's day takes an unexpected turn when someone threatens the government and his expertise is needed again.
Hang on for the adrenaline rush of a lifetime as Jack Bauer unveils darker secrets, faces deadlier conspiracies, and is thrust into more extreme action than ever before! As Day Eight unfolds, Bauer races against the clock to prevent the assassination of a Middle Eastern leader on a vital peace-making mission. Meanwhile, a deadly terrorist threat against New York City intensifies and builds toward an explosive climax.
"After sacrificing everything for his country, Jack Bauer is wanted by the U.S. government and now stands to lose the only thing he has left: his freedom. Working as a missionary in Africa, Bauer is called upon to stop a ruthless warlord from drafting innocent children into his murderous militia. First, Bauer must confront his own torturous past and face an impossible decision that will change his life forever"--Publisher.
Set in Moscow between 1949 and 1950. Gleb Nerzhin is arrested and put in the "Sharashka," a prison-laboratory for secret research. His life has a value due to his degree in mathematics and he becomes involved in making a telephone bug. This device records a telephone conversation between a Russian spy and the American Embassy in Moscow about the secrets of making a Soviet nuclear bomb.
"Fátima Accioly is a young, callous woman who wants to be rich and successful at any price. After selling her family's house in the country, she heads to Rio and gets to know dress man César who is unscrupulous himself. Meanwhile, her mother Raquel stays behind without home and money, but finally tries to find her daughter in the big city. Both women come in contact with the rich Roitman family which changes their lives forever..." (www.imdb.com)
Former Senator Selina Meyer was a charismatic leader and a rising star in her party with her eye on the White House, then she became Vice President. VEEP follows the whirlwind day-to day existence of Vice President Meyer as she puts out political fires, juggles a busy public schedule and demanding private life, and defends the President's interests, even as she tries to improve her dysfunctional relationship with the Chief Executive.
Journey into a thrilling ancient world in this epic new series about history's bravest and most brutally fearsome warriors; Vikings. Ragnar, a would-be Viking chieftain, longs to fulfill his destiny as an explorer and conqueror, alongside his ambitious brother Rollo and loyal wife Lagertha. But as Ragnar leads daring raids in distant realms across the ocean, treacherous forces in his Norse homeland conspire against him.
Waking up in an empty hospital after weeks in a coma, County Sheriff Rick Grimes finds himself alone. The world he knows is gone, ravaged by a zombie epidemic. He sets out on a search to find what has happened to his family.
'The Walking Dead' is a drama where personal struggles are magnified against a backdrop of crises. The series explores how the living are changed by the realization that those who survive can be far more dangerous than the walking dead.
Police officer Rick Grimes leads a group of survivors in a world overrun by zombies. The series explores how the living are changed by the realization that those who survive can be far more dangerous than the walking dead.
A series of thirteen 90 minute episodes based on original stories from immensely popular Swedish crime writer Henning Mankell, Wallander follows the titular chief inspector Kurt Wallander as he investigates crimes and solves mysteries in the deceptively dark underbelly of picturesque modern Sweden.
Richard Thomas plays the key role of John-Boy Walton, a youth on the verge of manhood during the Great Depression and a fledgling writer whose observations are filled with the growing-up lessons and love he receives from his family.
How peaceful people with secure homes and families can become refugees. In February of '93, Muslims and Catholics were living as friends in this small village. They could hear the shellfire in nearby Sarajevo, but were optimistic that the conflict would be resolved before the trouble reached them -- and never dreamed that three weeks later, Muslims and Catholics who had lived side by side would be turning on each other. This program was revisited in the sequel Returning home.
Follows a single sprawling drug and murder investigation in Baltimore. Told from the point of view of both the police and their targets, where easy distinctions between good and evil are challenged at every turn.
"The heat is on in Baltimore. In Season Three of the gritty HBO drama series, the war on crime is being lost...at a highly inconvenient time. It's an election year, and a desperate mayor calls for an end to the drug wars and the rising body count." www.amazon.com
With the fall of the Barksdale empire, and the ascent of a new young drug king in Baltimore, McNulty, Bunk and the rest of the detail continue to "follow the money" up the political ladder amidst a hotly contested mayoral campaign. Prez witnesses first-hand the role of inner-city education in the formation of youth as four students, Michael, Namond, Randy and Dukie, face dangerous decisions and adolescent angst in a city rife with the temptations of crime and easy money. This season continues to blur the lines between good and evil and incite the fires of urban unrest.
"In the fifth and final season of this explosive drama series, the show expands its focus into the media--specifically the role of newspapers in big-city bureaucracy--as it follows the fictional staff of a real newspaper." www.amazon.com
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