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The Death of Klinghoffer
rating:3.0

The Death of Klinghoffer

2003Runtime:0 minutes
Penny Woolcock directs this adaptation of John Adams's powerful opera about the 1985 hijacking of the Mediterranean cruise ship Achille Lauro by Palestinian terrorists, a crime that led to the murder of Jewish-American passenger Leon Klinghoffer. Filmed on board a ship to create a realistic sense of tension and isolation, the movie also adds archival footage of the incident to explain the larger political context.

Directed by:

  • Penny Woolcock
  • rating:3.0 3.0 Average Rating

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    Listen Up! The Lives of Quincy Jones
    rating:3.0

    Listen Up! The Lives of Quincy Jones

    1990Runtime:0 minutes
    Steering clear of convention, this affecting documentary pays tribute to the life and work of composer, musician and producer Quincy Jones, one of the best-known and most respected men in the music industry. Highlights include interviews with a long list of celebrities -- from Miles Davis, Frank Sinatra and Ella Fitzgerald to Oprah Winfrey, Michael Jackson and Flavor Flav -- who weigh in on Jones' widespread influence

    Directed by:

  • Ellen Weissbrod
  • rating:3.0 3.0 Average Rating

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    Dance, Girl, Dance
    rating:3.0

    Dance, Girl, Dance

    1940Runtime:0 minutes
    Aspiring ballerina Judy O'Brien (Maureen O'Hara) dances with a struggling but respected company. Shortly after a fellow dancer, the man-hungry Bubbles (Lucille Ball), quits, the troupe disbands. Bubbles hires Judy for her new burlesque show, but their act may be torn apart when they both fall for lothario Jimmy Harris (Louis Hayward). Ralph Bellamy, Virginia Field and Maria Ouspenskaya co-star.

    Directed by:

  • Dorothy Arzner
  • rating:3.0 3.0 Average Rating

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    Blue's Clues: Blue's Room: It's Hug Day
    rating:3.0

    Blue's Clues: Blue's Room: It's Hug Day

    2004Runtime:0 minutes
    Join curious pup Blue and some of her pals -- including Moona, Polka Dots, Fred and Roary -- as they hunt for clues and have a blast hanging out in Blue's room. The video features one episode of "Blue's Clues," one installment of "Blue's Room" and two bonus episodes that will help preschoolers develop cognitive skills, stretch their creativity and have fun with Blue's blend of music, games, dancing, puzzles, drawing and wordplay.

    Directed by:

  • Elizabeth Holder
  • rating:3.0 3.0 Average Rating

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    Trevor Horn: Slaves to the Rhythm
    rating:3.0

    Trevor Horn: Slaves to the Rhythm

    2004Runtime:0 minutes
    Thirteen best-selling musical acts -- from Yes and Frankie Goes to Hollywood to Seal and the Buggles -- come together to toast the career of famed music producer Trevor Horn in this high-energy Wembley Stadium concert filmed live in 2004. Tracks include "Video Killed the Radio Star," "Owner of a Lonely Heart," "Relax" and "Kiss from a Rose," plus renditions of "Slave to the Rhythm" (Grace Jones) and "All the Things She Said" (T.A.T.U.).

    Directed by:

  • Janet Fraser Cook
  • rating:3.0 3.0 Average Rating

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    'Twas the Night
    rating:3.0

    'Twas the Night

    2002Runtime:0 minutes
    Tinsel and toys, lights and noise, shopping and cooking and many other colorful distractions often shield the true meaning of the holidays. Celebrate Christmas, Hanukkah and Kwanzaa and reflect on their importance through the eyes of children in this collection of musical performances, animated features and more.

    Directed by:

  • Amy Schatz
  • rating:3.0 3.0 Average Rating

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    Gounod: Romeo & Juliette
    rating:3.0

    Gounod: Romeo & Juliette

    2003Runtime:0 minutes
    Husband-and-wife opera singers Angela Gheorghiu and Roberto Alagna, reprising their roles from a New York Metropolitan Opera production, play the famed star-crossed lovers in this filmed version of Charles Gounod's opera. Director Barbara Willis Sweete stages the action in a grand Czech castle, while conductor Anton Guadagno leads the Czech Philharmonic Chamber Orchestra in this rousing performance.

    Directed by:

  • Barbara Willis Sweete
  • rating:3.0 3.0 Average Rating

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    Clear Blue Tuesday
    rating:2.9

    Clear Blue Tuesday

    2009Runtime:0 minutes
    Set on a series of Tuesdays over the course of seven years, this uncommon, indie rock movie-musical from director Elizabeth Lucas tells the stories of 11 people living and working in post-9/11 New York City with a cast of real-life performers. The ensemble of working singer-actor-songwriters (who, incidentally, wrote all of the film's music) includes Erin Hill, Vedant Gokhale, Asa Somers, Jan O'Dell and Greg Naughton.

    Directed by:

  • Elizabeth Lucas
  • rating:2.9 2.9 Average Rating

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    L'Enfant et Les Sortileges
    rating:2.9

    L'Enfant et Les Sortileges

    1986Runtime:0 minutes
    Under the choreography of Jiri Kylian, the Nederlands Dans Theater performs a lyrical ballet adaptation of Maurice Ravel's opera about the battle between a naughty young boy and the toys brought to life by his temper tantrum. Directed for the screen by Hans Hulscher, the enchanting production features the Orchestre National Paris under the helm of conductor Lorin Maazel.

    Directed by:

  • Hans Hulscher
  • Cynthia Buchan
  • rating:2.9 2.9 Average Rating

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    A Reggae Session
    rating:2.9

    A Reggae Session

    1988Runtime:0 minutes
    Fort Charles, Jamaica is the scene for a rare gathering of legendary reggae musicians. Taking the stage are acts that span two generations of the infectious music that's taken the world by storm. Performers include Jimmy Cliff, The Neville Brothers, Chrissie Hynde, Bunny Wailer, The I-Three and Ziggy Marley and the Melodymakers. Get ready to bust a move and catch a groove!

    Directed by:

  • Stephanie Bennett
  • rating:2.9 2.9 Average Rating

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    Plaster Caster
    rating:2.9

    Plaster Caster

    2001Runtime:0 minutes
    Chicago artist and groupie Cynthia Plaster Caster -- who preserved rock-and-roll history in her own unique way by casting in plaster (hence her name) the private parts of the famous musicians she slept with -- dishes about her wild past with the help of Camille Paglia, artist Ed Pashke and some of the men she may (or may not) have memorialized: Jello Biafra of the Dead Kennedys, Paul Barker of Ministry and Jeff Tweedy of Wilco.

    Directed by:

  • Jessica Villines
  • rating:2.9 2.9 Average Rating

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    Nico Icon
    rating:2.9

    Nico Icon

    1995Runtime:0 minutes
    Director Susanne Ofteringer explores the self-destructive world of pop culture, celebrity and drugs through the life of German-born model-artist Nico, who found fame in Federico Fellini's La Dolce Vita and later as a member of Andy Warhol's Factory.

    Directed by:

  • Susanne Ofteringer
  • rating:2.9 2.9 Average Rating

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    Free Tibet
    rating:2.9

    Free Tibet

    2000Runtime:0 minutes
    Combining interviews, current-events clips, political lectures and footage from the 1996 Tibetan Freedom Concert in San Francisco's Golden Gate Park, this entertaining documentary features top performers united by a common cause. Artists include A Tribe Called Quest, the Beastie Boys, Björk, the Fugees, John Lee Hooker, Tim Meadows, Yoko Ono, Pavement, Rage Against the Machine, the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Sonic Youth and the Smashing Pumpkins.

    Directed by:

  • Sarah Pirozek
  • rating:2.9 2.9 Average Rating

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    Cedarmont Kids: Sunday School Songs
    rating:2.9

    Cedarmont Kids: Sunday School Songs

    1996Runtime:0 minutes
    Your kids will enjoy this animated journey of discovery into the wonderful world of Sunday School songs -- 15 classic tunes in all, along with nine bonus songs. Tracks (in English and Spanish) include "I Am a C-H-R-I-S-T-I-A-N," "Standin' in the Need of Prayer," "He's Got the Whole World in His Hands," "Alive, Alive," "Jesus Loves the Little Children," "Whisper a Prayer" and many more.

    Directed by:

  • Sue Martin Gay
  • rating:2.9 2.9 Average Rating

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    Sesame Street: Let's Make Music
    rating:2.9

    Sesame Street: Let's Make Music

    2000Runtime:0 minutes
    Telly loses his tuba and fears that he'll never be able to make music again. Fortunately, the cast of the hit show "Stomp" arrives and demonstrates how everyday objects can be used for music. Soon, the whole Sesame Street gang is learning about music and rhythm! Fast-paced and educational fun, this Sesame Street special has never been seen on television.

    Directed by:

  • Emily Squires
  • rating:2.9 2.9 Average Rating

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    Jessica Simpson: Dream Chaser
    rating:2.9

    Jessica Simpson: Dream Chaser

    2002Runtime:0 minutes
    Jessica Simpson may be known for her antics on her MTV show, "Newlyweds," but she's also renowned in the industry for sporting a powerhouse voice. Her vocal talents get their turn under the spotlight in this documentary that captures her onstage during her Dream Chaser tour. Also features behind-the-scenes footage on the road and at music video shoots for "I Wanna Love You Forever," "I Think I'm in Love with You," "Irresistible" and more.

    Directed by:

  • Jennifer LeBeau
  • rating:2.9 2.9 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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