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2015 Academy Award Nominee For Best Documentary Feature: During the chaotic final days of the Vietnam War, as the North Vietnamese Army closed in on Saigon, South Vietnamese resistance crumbled. City after city and village after village fell to the North while the few U.S. diplomats and military operatives still in the country contemplated withdrawal. With the clock ticking and the city under fire, American officers on the ground found themselves faced with a moral dilemma: whether to follow official policy and evacuate U.S. citizens and their dependents only, or to ignore orders and evacuate the men, women, and children they had come to value and love in their years in Vietnam.
This fun-filled DVD includes five birthday-themed adventures, the first of which, 'Happy Birthday, Dog,' features a surprise party for WordWorld's friendly canine. Can Frog get the C-A-K-E safely to Dog's party without ruining the surprise? Also included on this DVD is 'Bugs to the Rescue!' In this story Ant builds Bear a hot-air balloon for her birthday. When Dog accidentally floats away in the B-A-L-L-O-O-N, Ant gets help from other insect WordFriends to save the day.
Gracie (Annika Marks) knows hangovers. She's intimately acquainted with them. But this time, why did she wake up, half-dressed, on a Florida beach, 1100 miles from home? Suspicious and distrustful of everyone, including a cafe owner (Sharon Lawrence) with a troubled history of her own, Gracie prefers the relief of alcohol - which had always worked for her. However, when she's arrested for public drunkenness, Gracie is given a choice...
Film and theater luminaries, including Viola Davis, Charles Dutton, Laurence Fishburne, James Earl Jones, Suzan-Lori Parks and Phylicia Rashad, share their stories of the career- and life-changing experience of bringing August Wilson's rich theatrical voice to the stage. Wilson's sister Freda Ellis, his widow and costume designer Constanza Romero, as well as friends, colleagues and scholars trace Wilson's influences, creative evolution, triumphs, struggles and quest for cultural determinism before his untimely death from liver cancer.
The thriller set in a rural Appalachian community where it has been haunted by the legacy of a Civil War massacre is based on the 2006 novel of the same title by New York Times best-selling author Ron Rash. David Burris directs the talented cast that includes Noah Wyle, Jeremy Irvine, Haley Joel Osment and Minka Kelly.
A documentary by Jyllian Gunther that chronicles the first year of an inner-city charter school as the challenges of educating students in an economically-challenged system becomes daunting. An official selection at numerous film festivals, including SXSW, the Hamptons International Film Festival, SF Doc Film Festival, Urban World International Film Festival, and the African Diaspora International Film Festival.
Six turbo-charged episodes, plus a special free custom activity book with colorful stickers. Wilson and the Chug Patrollers attempt a daring bridge rescue, Brewster helps the Chuggineers build a new station, Koko tries to smash her Chug-A-Sonic record, the Speed Fleet competes in the Track Dash, and everyone learns how to use the Piggy-Back Wagon. With old friends and new, including Hanzo - Head of Speed Fleet, Fire Chugger Asher and Tunnel Runner Payce - riding along, young trainees at home will learn to work together, play fair and use good judgment as they take on new responsibilities of their own!
This program is a compelling documentary that details the complexities and challenges of the ten-year, four-million-mile journey of the European Space Agency's (ESA) Spacecraft Rosetta as it chased down and landed on the Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko in a history-making feat. The idea behind Rosetta's mission was breathtaking as was the daunting list of challenges that faced the ESA team in its planning and execution.
Hovering just off camera on the set of 'Downton Abbey' is the man who watches the actors' every move. The director? No, it's the historical advisor, Alastair Bruce, guaranteeing that the behavior above stairs and below stairs is true to the period of 1900s Britain. A treat for 'Downton Abbey' fans or anyone who loves history, this program goes behind the scenes during the filming of Season 5 with Bruce to explore the elaborate code of conduct that governed British life.
Professor Henry Louis Gates, the Alphonse Fletcher University Professor at Harvard University and director of the Hutchins Center for African and African American Research, continues his journey into the past to illuminate the familial histories of 29 of today's most recognizable names in sports, music, film, television, theatre, and literature. Each episode takes viewers on a journey through layers of ancestral history, uncovering familial secrets and sharing life-altering discoveries that ultimately reveal an intimate bond that links each individual's story together.
In each episode, host Pete Evans, one of Australia's top celebrity chefs, author and restaurateur, travels to a new location in the U.S. to challenge local chefs to join him in spur-of-the moment 'culinary jams' to create in one day a feast in an exciting location. Culinary guest stars include renowned chefs Jacques Pepin, Marcus Samuelsson, Anita Lo, Larry and Marc Forgione, Jonathan Waxman, Andy Ricker, Jeffrey Saad, and more.
That rare and beautiful thing: an intelligent show about cooking. This Emmy and James Beard Award-winning series combines travel, cooking, history, science, and humor into an unforgettable journey. Join executive producer and narrator Anthony Bourdain as he takes viewers inside the mind of noted chef and restaurateur Magnus Nilsson.
Bing Crosby (May 3, 1903-October 14, 1977) was, without doubt, the most popular and influential multi-media star of the first half of the 20th century. For more than three decades, through radio, film, television and records, he reigned supreme. Crosby's estate, HLC Properties, Ltd., granted American Masters unprecedented access to the entertainer's personal and professional archives, including never-before-seen home movies, Dictabelt recordings, photos and more.
This one-hour special features Robin Williams' last full-length television interview, including never-before-seen footage of his comments on life and work, tributes by those who knew and worked with him closely in all phases of his career, and clips from iconic moments throughout his career. Williams shares stories about his first stand-up act, his desire to be a serious dramatic actor, and his tireless efforts to entertain U.S. troops overseas.
A young man who lives in a seemingly ideal, if colorless, world of conformity and contentment begins to spend time with The Giver (Jeff Bridges), who is the sole keeper of all the community's memories, Jonas (Brenton Thwaites) quickly begins to discover the dark and deadly truths of his community's secret past. With this newfound power of knowledge, he realizes that the stakes are higher than imagined - a matter of life and death for himself and those he loves most.
Host Christopher Kimball features the best regional home cooking in the country and relies on the same practical, no-nonsense food approach that has made Cook's Country magazine so successful. Filmed in a renovated 1806 farmhouse where family-friendly recipes are scientifically reimagined for the modern home cook.
The Johnson brothers, Mike, Anders, Ty, and Axl, are far from ordinary - they are descendants of Norse gods. Upon turning 21, each brother secretly became a Norse god with his own powers, except that their powers are not all that powerful anymore. With guidance from the family oracle (their eternally young grandfather Olaf) and with the help of his brothers, Axl, as the human incarnation of Odin, god of wisdom, victory, and magic, must embark upon his life's quest, to find Frigg, his beloved.
Beautifully presented in a fully illustrated hardcover book, this extensive DVD collection will transport viewers back in time to the sumptuous world of Britain's greatest treasure houses! Visit Highclere Castle, also known as Downton Abbey; Hampton Court Palace; Althorp; and Chatsworth. In addition to exploring these gorgeous estates, viewers will learn about the realities of upstairs-downstairs life.
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