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1971 - The Citizens' Commission to Investigate the FBI
On March 8, 1971, a group of citizens broke into an FBI office in Media, PA, took every file, and shared them with the public. Their actions exposed the FBI's illegal surveillance program of law-abiding Americans. Now, these previously anonymous…
Wanda the Wonderful - The True Story of a 1920's Era Female Wild-West Sharpshooter
She had four husbands, but she only shot one of them... "Wanda the Wonderful" is a documentary film that tells the true story of a 1920's era gun slinging wild-woman, Wanda, and her journey from Indian Territory to sheep country,…
The Hornet's Nest - Two Journalists Follow US Troops in Afghanistan
The Hornet's Nest is a groundbreaking and immersive feature film, using unprecedented real footage to tell the story of an elite group of U.S. troops sent on a dangerous mission deep inside one of Afghanistan's most hostile valleys. What was…
UN: Last Station Before Hell - The Mission of the United Nations in a Rapidly Changing World
The United Nations created the novel concept of "soldiers for peace." But can peace be enforced militarily? The original mission of the United Nations was "to save succeeding generations from the scourge of war" by maintaining peace and security between…
The Queen and Her Prime Ministers - The Balance of Power in the UK
No other head of state has been in power for as long as Queen Elizabeth, no other ruler has had such a lasting impact on our epoch. The story of Her Majesty is unique. She shook hands with Eisenhower and…
Homo Promo - Vintage LGBT Movie Trailers
This spectacular showcase of vintage movie trailers offers a crash course in lesbian, gay, bi and transgender (LGBT) movie history and a colorful look at nearly every major mainstream queer-themed film produced between 1953 and 1977! Archivist Jenni Olson is…
The Greatest Ears in Town - Grammy Award Winning Producer - Arif Mardin
Aretha Franklin, the Bee Gees, Bette Midler and Norah Jones are just a handful of the iconic artists produced by 12 time Grammy Award-winning producer/arranger Arif Mardin. The Grammy nominated film, THE GREATEST EARS IN TOWN chronicles the life and…
Max & James & Danielle... - Legendary Director Max Ophuls and his Actors
This film concerns legendary director Max Ophuls, and two of his favorite actors, James Mason, and Danielle Darrieux. Mason and Darrieux were each in several Ophuls projects but were never together in an Ophuls movie, although they should have been.…
Debra Paget, For Example - The Short Career of Actress Debra Paget
Debra Paget was a contract player for 20th-Century Fox, whom they groomed and coached for stardom. But she never quite caught on. Maybe the movies weren't interesting enough. Or maybe she didn't stand out from the rest of the pack.…
Stonewall Uprising
Part of the Series: American Experience
PBS
In the early morning hours of June 28, 1969, police raided the Stonewall Inn, a popular gay bar in the Greenwich Village section of New York City. Such raids were not unusual in the late 1960s, an era when homosexual…
Norman Lear - The Life and Career of Television Legend Norman Lear
Part of the Series: American Masters
PBS
The first documentary about legendary showrunner Norman Lear, who dominated and reshaped television for decades. Largely responsible for the explosion of bold American television in the 1970s, Lear's name is synonymous with the sitcom, yet he brought provocative subjects like…
Ascent of Evil - The Story of Mein Kampf
Mein Kampf was an autobiographical manifesto written by Nazi Party leader Adolf Hitler while imprisoned following his 1923 failed coup attempt in Munich. In Mein Kampf, Hitler outlined his political ideology and goals for Germany. Today, Mein Kampf is still…
Searching for Victor “Young” Perez - The Boxer of Auschwitz
In 1931, Victor "Young" Perez rose to great fame as the youngest world champion in boxing history. Only 12 years later he was deported to Auschwitz, where he was forced to box for the amusement of the camp guards. When…
1964
Part of the Series: American Experience
PBS
1964 was the year the Beatles came to America, Cassius Clay became Muhammad Ali, and three civil rights workers were murdered in Mississippi. It was the year when Berkeley students rose up in protest, African Americans fought back against injustice…
The Man Who Discovered Capitalism - The Life and Ideas of Influential Economist Joseph Schumpeter
Joseph Schumpeter (1883-1950) coined the term "creative destruction" and generations of economists have adopted it as a shorthand description of the free market's messy way of delivering progress. Schumpeter believed capitalism would be destroyed by its successes and would spawn…
Becoming Anita Ekberg - The Life and Career of Actress and Sex Symbol, Anita Ekberg
Anita Ekberg became an international symbol of lush beauty and unbridled sensuality in the 1960 Federico Fellini film "La Dolce Vita." Fellini cast Ms. Ekberg as a hedonistic American actress visiting Rome. A single moonlit scene -- in which she…
The Black Panthers - Vanguard of the Revolution 
PBS
In the turbulent 1960s, change was coming to America and the fault lines could no longer be ignored -- cities were burning, Vietnam was exploding, and disputes raged over equality and civil rights. A new revolutionary culture was emerging and…
I, Dalio - The Dual Identities of French-Jewish Actor Marcel Dalio
The great French actor, Marcel Dalio, had the lead role in Jean Renoir's "The Rules of the Game", and also appeared in Renoir's "Grand Illusion". In both films he played a character who was Jewish, as Dalio was in real…
Screaming Queens - The Riot at Compton's Cafeteria
EMMY Award-winning Screaming Queens tells the little-known story of the first known act of collective, violent resistance to the social oppression of queer people in the United States - a 1966 riot in San Francisco's impoverished Tenderloin neighborhood, three years…
Freedom on my Mind - Mississippi Voter Registration in the 1960's
In 1961 Mississippi was a virtual South African enclave within the United States. Everything is segregated. There are virtually no black voters. Bob Moses, enters the state and the Voter Registration Project begins. The first black farmer who attempts to…