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Feature Films and TV

Alone for Christmas
Uncork’d Entertainment

Okay, who could resist a Home Alone rip-off starring a cute dog? It’s checking out like mad across libraries.

 

Breathless
After learning that her husband (Val Kilmer) robbed a bank for $100,000, a housewife (Gina Gershon) accidentally kills him. She asks her best friend (Kelli Giddish) to help her dispose of the body and find the loot, but the local sheriff is hot on their trail.

 

A Christmas Love Story/Love at the Christmas Table
Uncork’d Entertainment

For 30 years Sam and Katherine have spent every Christmas Eve relegated to the children’s table. But this year Sam learns that Kat is moving away and he has one night to tell her he loves her.

 

Falling Up
Starz Digital Media

When Henry’s dad dies suddenly, he has to drop out of school and take a job as a Manhattan doorman…and then he breaks Rule Number One: never fall for the beautiful daughter of a tenant.

 

Legendary Amazons
Cinedigm Entertainment

Produced by Jackie Chan, this action-packed war epic is based on the real life story of the Yang family women, who during the Song dynasty, took up swords and led their army to victory after all the men of the clan were massacred.

 

Little Big Soldier
Cinedigm Entertainment

Jackie Chan stars in this comic martial arts extravaganza set in ancient China.

 

Little Red Devil
R Squared Films

A horror action thriller about a loser in a dead-end life who is made an offer he can’t refuse. But maybe he should have.

 

Muay Thai Warrior
Cinedigm Entertainment

Based on actual events from the 17th century’s Ayutthaya period, young samurai Yamada Nagamasa works tirelessly to master the art of Muay Boran, Thai boxing.

 

Purple Heart
Starz Digital Media

Colonel Allen, former head of a covert military unit, is faced with his worst nightmare—a young sniper returns to America, seeking revenge on the men in power who trained him.

 

The Saddle Club: Saving Pine Hollow
The Saddle Club scrambles to make money after the stables face financial trouble. When their hopes that a promising young racehorse might turn things around are dashed, the club and friends have one last hope.

 

Sharknado
Uncork’d Entertainment

When a freak hurricane swamps LA, thousands of sharks terrorize the waterlogged populace on sea, land, and air!

 

Stuck in the Middle
R Squared Films

In this comedy, a mail room slacker accidentally kills himself in a bizarre experiment and finds himself sentenced to Purgatory…working in the mail room.

 

Documentary and Instructional

 

America beyond the Color Line with Henry Louis Gates, Jr.
PBS

A two part set. Viewed through the lens of four intrinsic elements of the African American experience – Black Hollywood, The Black Elite, The Ghetto, and The New South – gates examines the legacy of the Civil Rights movement since the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Link to Part 2.

 

American History in 101 Objects
FORA TV Inc.

The Smithsonian Undersecretary for Art, History, and Culture, decodes the gold cap on Benjamin Franklin’s walking stick and its symbolic representation of the founding of the United States. Part of a series on long term thinking sponsored by the Long Now Foundation.

 

Baby Sign Language: Beginner Signs
Selectmedia

Talk to your babies before they are able to speak by using sign language. This video covers over 400 signs including Potty Training, Animals, Body, Clothes, Colors, Descriptors, Feelings, Food, People, Letters, Numbers, Actions, Vehicles and more.

 

A Beautiful Dream: Yoga/Movement Adventure for Remembering and Relationship
Move with Me Action Adventures

Just one of a series of instructional videos on yoga for kids. Award-winning follow-along yoga/movement story in which a boy remembers his adventures and notices how much stronger, smarter, and confident he’s grown.

 

Chatsworth: The Grandest Country House in All of England
Total Content Digital

Set on more than 1,000 acres in Derbyshire, Chatsworth House is one of the most famous stately homes in England. Journey through its 300 rooms full of fine antiques, art, and furniture.

 

Classic Cars: The Definitive Collection
Total Content Digital

A tribute to cars made between the 30s and 70s, and a look at which modern cars will become classics.

 

His Name Was Jason: Thirty Years of Friday the Thirteenth
Starz Digital Media

This documentary offers classic clips from the original film and its 12 sequels, over 80 interviews, and a complete history of the phenomenon.

 

The Makers Revolution
FORA TV Inc.

Chris Anderson, the former editor of Wired Magazine, and coiner of the term “the long tail,” discusses how 3D printers and design software work.

 

Marlin Darrah: The Silk Road
TravelVideoStore.com

Journey with the world’s most traveled filmmaker, Marlin Darrah, as he explores the famous 4000 mile trade route that winds through deserts, mountains and plains linking Europe to China.

 

Playground Earth: Climbing Encounters
TravelVideoStore.com

This action adventure travel video focuses on mountain and rock climbing, including the world’s most difficult sports climb.

 

Separate Is Never Equal: Sylvia Mendez and Her Family’s Fight for Desegregation
Dreamscape Media

Almost 10 years before Brown v. Board of Education, Sylvia Mendez and her parents helped end desegregation in California. An American citizen of Mexican and Puerto Rican heritage who spoke and wrote perfect English, Mendez was denied enrollment to a Whites only school. This video about a little known event in history is aimed at children.

 

The Winning of World War II: The Road to Victory Episode 1 The Battle of the Bulge
Total Content Digital

Part of a several episode series on the winning of World War II—and only $2.00 each!

 

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