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Sesame Street: Elmo Visits the Doctor
rating:3.1

Sesame Street: Elmo Visits the Doctor

2005Runtime:0 minutes
When upbeat Muppet Elmo comes down with a nasty cold, it's time for his very first trip to the doctor's office -- but the fuzzy red monster needs some reassurance from his friends to get over his fears. This musical journey helps prepare preschoolers for a visit to the pediatrician through catchy songs and animated and live-action segments that cover the basics, including check-ups, medical implements and even proper hygiene.

Directed by:

  • Eva Saks
  • rating:3.1 3.1 Average Rating

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    How to Play Fingerstyle Blues Guitar Solos
    rating:3.1

    How to Play Fingerstyle Blues Guitar Solos

    2007Runtime:0 minutes
    Grammy-winning artist and guitar teacher Mark Hanson offers lessons for playing solo fingerstyle blues guitar, using familiar tunes such as "Amazing Grace" to demonstrate techniques that include multivoiced backup shuffle patterns and much more. Multiple camera angles and close-ups on Hanson's hands as he plays "Riff Raff," "Water Is Wide" and other tunes make this program appropriate for both novice and experienced guitarists.

    Directed by:

  • Greta Pedersen
  • rating:3.1 3.1 Average Rating

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    Swan Lake: Tchaikovsky
    rating:3.1

    Swan Lake: Tchaikovsky

    1988Runtime:0 minutes
    Prima ballerina Evelyn Hart and acclaimed cavalier Peter Schaufuss dance the lead roles of Odette and Siegfried in Swan Lake, Tchaikovsky's infamous tale of eternal love. Uniquely staged without sets and recorded in studio, this fascinating production boasts choreography by the legendary Natalie Makarova and music performed by the renowned Danish Radio Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of Graham Bond.

    Directed by:

  • Natalia Makarova
  • rating:3.1 3.1 Average Rating

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    Something Within Me
    rating:3.1

    Something Within Me

    1993Runtime:0 minutes
    In 1985, the administrators of St. Augustine's, a poor Catholic school in the South Bronx where many children were failing miserably at basic academics, tried a new approach. They revamped the curriculum to stress the arts, particularly music. The kids lifted up their instruments and, eventually, their test scores, too. This infectious, inspiring musical documentary by Emma Joan Morris won three awards at the Sundance Film Festival.

    Directed by:

  • Emma Joan Morris
  • rating:3.1 3.1 Average Rating

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    Humperdinck: Hansel and Gretel
    rating:3.1

    Humperdinck: Hansel and Gretel

    2008Runtime:0 minutes
    British mezzo-soprano Alice Coote and German soprano Christine Schäfer sing the title roles of Hansel and Gretel, respectively, in this English-language production of Engelbert Humperdinck's fairy-tale opera filmed live at the Met in New York. Visually speaking, director Richard Jones and set designer John Macfarlane add unconventional staging to the mix, bringing depth -- and even a little darkness -- to Humperdinck's fanciful score.

    Directed by:

  • Barbara Willis Sweete
  • rating:3.1 3.1 Average Rating

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    Blue's Clues: Blue Talks
    rating:3.1

    Blue's Clues: Blue Talks

    2004Runtime:0 minutes
    The popular "Blue's Clues" series introduces the whimsical joys of puppetry to its young audience and reveals a secret: Blue speaks. But how did that all begin? According to Luna, the Moon Fairy, there's a legend that can explain it all. The night before the first blue moon shone over the land, a blue puppy was born with a gold key that unlocked its gift of language. Includes two episodes: "The Legend of the Blue Puppy" and "Love Day."

    Directed by:

  • Koyalee Chanda
  • Elizabeth Holder
  • rating:3.1 3.1 Average Rating

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    Sarah McLachlan: Mirrorball
    rating:3.1

    Sarah McLachlan: Mirrorball

    1999Runtime:0 minutes
    Filmed during Sarah McLachlan's 1998 tour, this concert features 23 songs, including "Building a Mystery," "I Will Remember You," "Adia," "Angel" and "Possession," as well as an interview with the award-winning singer-songwriter. McLachlan moves the audience with her delicate yet powerful vocals and passionate performance. Other highlights include "Ice Cream," "Sweet Surrender," "Into the Fire" and "Fumbling Toward Ecstasy."

    Directed by:

  • Sophie Muller
  • rating:3.1 3.1 Average Rating

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    George Bizet: Carmen
    rating:3.1

    George Bizet: Carmen

    2007Runtime:0 minutes
    After falling for beautiful but temperamental gypsy Carmen (Anna Caterina Antonacci), inexperienced soldier Don José (Jonas Kaufmann) disobeys his superiors, turns to a life of crime and becomes completely consumed by jealousy in George Bizet's compelling opera. Full of passion and erotic intensity, this performance recorded in London features conductor Antonio Pappano leading the Orchestra & Chorus of the Royal Opera House.

    Directed by:

  • Francesca Zambello
  • rating:3.1 3.1 Average Rating

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    Joni Mitchell: Painting with Words and Music
    rating:3.1

    Joni Mitchell: Painting with Words and Music

    1998Runtime:0 minutes
    The reigning queen of folk rock courts an intimate Los Angeles audience on the Warner Bros. studio lot. A colorful backdrop of Joni Mitchell's paintings reveals the emotion behind her art and allows her most beloved songs to take flight. The set list includes "Big Yellow Taxi," "Just Like This Train," "Night Ride Home," "Hejira," "Why Do Fools Fall in Love," "Song for Sharon," "Woodstock" and "Dreamland."

    Directed by:

  • Joan Tosoni
  • rating:3.1 3.1 Average Rating

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    Cannibal Corpse: Centuries of Torment: The First 20 Years
    rating:3.1

    Cannibal Corpse: Centuries of Torment: The First 20 Years

    2008Runtime:0 minutes
    Go on tour, into the studio and backstage with legendary death metal band Cannibal Corpse in this comprehensive history that traces their evolution from a Buffalo, N.Y., cult favorite to international stars. The collection includes interviews with past and present band members, music videos, rare clips of candid moments and plenty of live performances, including concerts in Toronto and New York and a dramatic homecoming show in Buffalo.

    Directed by:

  • Denise Korycki
  • rating:3.1 3.1 Average Rating

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    Rockin' at the Red Dog
    rating:3.1

    Rockin' at the Red Dog

    1996Runtime:0 minutes
    A small Western frontier town, Virginia City, Nev., is widely acknowledged by counterculture historians to be, if not the birthplace, then the conceiving ground of the psychedelic 1960s. And the Red Dog Saloon served as the centerpiece for the movement, showcasing artists such as the Grateful Dead and Jefferson Airplane long before they were famous. In this documentary, filmmaker Mary Works captures the heyday of this revolutionary nightspot.

    Directed by:

  • Mary Works
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    My Generation
    rating:3.0

    My Generation

    2000Runtime:0 minutes
    In this penetrating documentary, filmmakers Thomas Haneke and Barbara Kopple compare the epic, independently organized 1969 Woodstock music festival with the corporate-branded Woodstock anniversary concerts held in 1994 and 1999. Focusing on how the festivals both forged and reflected the identity of two different generations, Haneke and Kopple also chronicle the chaos and ugly violence that marred the later concerts.

    Directed by:

  • Thomas Haneke
  • Barbara Kopple
  • rating:3.0 3.0 Average Rating

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    Sir Simon Rattle Conducts Borodin, Mussorgsky & Shostakovich
    rating:3.0

    Sir Simon Rattle Conducts Borodin, Mussorgsky & Shostakovich

    2007Runtime:0 minutes
    Famed conductor Sir Simon Rattle leads the Berlin Philharmonic through this captivating concert that features Alexander Borodin's "Symphony No. 2," Modest Mussorgsky's "Pictures at an Exhibition" and Dmitri Shostakovich's "The Golden Age: Polka." Before becoming the Berlin Philharmonic's principal conductor, Sir Simon established himself as a major force while conducting the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra.

    Directed by:

  • Elisabeth Malzer
  • rating:3.0 3.0 Average Rating

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    Si Sos Brujo: A Story of Tango
    rating:3.0

    Si Sos Brujo: A Story of Tango

    2005Runtime:0 minutes
    Caroline Neal's intimate documentary follows young bass player Ignacio Varchausky as he sets out to ensure the future of Argentina's beloved musical tradition by creating a tango orchestra school. With the help of 87-year-old retired violinist and composer Emilio Balcarce, Varchausky recruits some of the giants of tango's golden era, including Pepe Libertella, Raúl Garello and Néstor Marconi, to help preserve a national cultural treasure.

    Directed by:

  • Caroline Neal
  • rating:3.0 3.0 Average Rating

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    Indigo Girls: Live at the Uptown Lounge
    rating:3.0

    Indigo Girls: Live at the Uptown Lounge

    1990Runtime:0 minutes
    After garnering attention with their debut album, folk rockers the Indigo Girls return to Athens, Ga., to play for a hometown crowd. In this live performance, the duo chat with fans and perform a number alongside R.E.M. lead singer Michael Stipe. Boasting great guitar work and amazing harmonies, the Girls play some of their most captivating tunes such as "Closer to Fine," "Strange Fire," "Welcome Me" and "All Along the Watchtower."

    Directed by:

  • Tamra Davis
  • rating:3.0 3.0 Average Rating

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    Puccini: La Rondine
    rating:3.0

    Puccini: La Rondine

    1998Runtime:0 minutes
    Spanish soprano Ainhoa Arteta heads the cast as Magda in this rare performance of Puccini's "La Rondine," which stirred controversy for its choice of a decidedly tragic ending, one of three the composer originally wrote for the opera. American tenor Marcus Haddock sings the role of Magda's lovelorn suitor, Ruggero, with Albanian soprano Inva Mula performing the part of her maid, Lisette. Marta Domingo directs.

    Directed by:

  • Brian Large
  • Marta Domingo
  • rating:3.0 3.0 Average Rating

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    Now and Then
    rating:3.8

    Now and Then

    1995Runtime:0 minutes
    Waxing nostalgic about the bittersweet passage from childhood to puberty in this tender coming-of-age tale, four childhood girlfriends -- Teeny, Chrissy, Samantha and Roberta -- recall the magical summer of 1970. During their walk down memory lane, they reconcile experiences with boys, secrets, bullies and more. Lesli Linka Glatter directs; Gaby Hoffmann, Ashleigh Aston Moore, Cloris Leachman, Thora Birch and Christina Ricci co-star.

    Directed by:

  • Lesli Linka Glatter
  • rating:3.8 3.8 Average Rating

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    Now and Then (1995)
    A heartwarming movie about four childhood girlfriends who, in adulthood reunion, relive their experience of the life-changing summer of 1970, including a mystery death, divorce, standing up to the boys, first kiss, and the meaning of true friendship. Each explores her unique identity amidst family and friends. Beautifully directed by Lesli Linka Glatter.
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