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The Blot
rating:2.6

The Blot

1921Runtime:0 minutes
Hardworking Professor Griggs (Phillip Hubbard) has a tough time supporting his wife (Margaret McWade) and their daughter, Amelia (Claire Windsor). When Amelia takes ill, Mrs. Griggs steals a chicken from her next-door neighbor to nourish her daughter. After she recovers, Amelia returns to work early so she can pay for the food. A possible way out of the family's financial predicament comes when a rich suitor declares his love for Amelia.

Directed by:

  • Lois Weber
  • rating:2.6 2.6 Average Rating

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    Joanna's Flower Power: Flower Design
    rating:2.6

    Joanna's Flower Power: Flower Design

    2007Runtime:0 minutes
    Irrepressible flower designer Joanna Pyliotis shares her refreshing and innovative methods for creating memorable flower designs and displays in this unique workshop that showcases her trademark unconventional approach. Emphasizing originality, creativity and fun, the irresistibly optimistic artist demonstrates the joy of this nature-inspired art form and attests to the joy it can bring to those who embrace it.

    Directed by:

  • Deborah May
  • rating:2.6 2.6 Average Rating

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    Classical Pilates Technique: The Complete Universal Reformer Series
    rating:2.6

    Classical Pilates Technique: The Complete Universal Reformer Series

    2004Runtime:0 minutes
    Limber up with some classical workouts designed for every level of fitness. This packed video includes rare archival exercises that demonstrate the purely classical forms of Joseph Pilates's method, performed in real time with flowing movement and technical clarity and rhythm. On-screen repetitions, numbers and exercise names are tailor-made to instruct as well as increase your confidence with every viewing.

    Directed by:

  • Beth Clarke
  • rating:2.6 2.6 Average Rating

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    Broadway Theatre Archive: For the Use of the Hall
    rating:2.5

    Broadway Theatre Archive: For the Use of the Hall

    1974Runtime:0 minutes
    Filmed for television, this adaptation of Oliver Hailey's comedic stage play stars George Furth as Martin, a neurotic playwright who seeks refuge at his mother's (Aline MacMahon) summer home following the abject failure of his latest literary effort. With his wife (Joyce Van Patten) in tow, Martin arrives at the house to find that his first wife (Barbara Barrie) and her new husband (David Hedison) have already set up shop.

    Directed by:

  • Lee Grant
  • rating:2.5 2.5 Average Rating

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    Computer Animation Classics
    rating:2.5

    Computer Animation Classics

    1997Runtime:0 minutes
    A pastiche of foreign TV commercials, daring student projects, whimsical experimental designs and more, this program surveys groundbreaking examples of early computer animation that paved the way for more recent advances in CGI form and technology. Shorts include "Eurthythmy" by Susan Amkraut and Michael Girard, "Balloon Guy" by Chris Wedge, "Dance of the Stumblers" by Steve Segal, the music video to Mick Jagger's "Hard Woman" and more.

    Directed by:

  • Susan Amkraut
  • rating:2.5 2.5 Average Rating

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    YogaFit: Pure Power
    rating:2.5

    YogaFit: Pure Power

    2008Runtime:0 minutes
    Trim your waistline, tone your muscles and strengthen your core with the help of fitness expert Beth Shaw, who presents an invigorating pair of stand-alone workouts for intermediate to advanced yoga practitioners. The 30-minute Power Core workout -- which requires a yoga ball -- focuses on the stomach and spine, while the 45-minute Power PilatesFit routine offers fast-paced exercises to strengthen the abs, lower back, arms and legs.

    Directed by:

  • Beth Shaw
  • rating:2.5 2.5 Average Rating

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    The Martyrs of the Alamo
    rating:2.5

    The Martyrs of the Alamo

    1915Runtime:0 minutes
    Legendary director D.W. Griffith produced this silent 1915 saga that tells the story of the birth of the state of Texas framed against the desperate battle in 1836 at a crumbling Spanish mission in San Antonio -- The Alamo. Featuring a big budget with amazing special effects (for the time), large, historically convincing sets and, of course, the rousing last stand, this movie is a welcome addition to the ranks of Alamo films.

    Directed by:

  • Christy Cabanne
  • rating:2.5 2.5 Average Rating

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    Reno: Rebel Without a Pause
    rating:2.5

    Reno: Rebel Without a Pause

    2003Runtime:0 minutes
    Feminist performance artist and monologist Reno lets loose in a stream-of-consciousness, cathartic, topical screed that blends equal parts incisive wit, political consciousness and common sense -- all about the events of September 11, 2001. A New York City resident (almost at ground zero), Reno witnessed the tragic events of that bloody day and developed a singular monologue that has the amazing ability to heal. Filmmaker Nancy Savoca directs.

    Directed by:

  • Nancy Savoca
  • rating:2.5 2.5 Average Rating

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    YogaFit: Basics and Back Health
    rating:2.5

    YogaFit: Basics and Back Health

    2009Runtime:0 minutes
    Tone your glutes, tighten your abs and improve your athletic performance while protecting and strengthening your back by following YogaFit's master trainers in this pair of routines that includes modifications for all fitness levels. From a thorough warm-up to a body-sculpting sequence and a cooldown series, the program covers all the basics. You'll also learn how improved flexibility and a stronger core can lead to better back health.

    Directed by:

  • Beth Shaw
  • rating:2.5 2.5 Average Rating

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    Hypocrites / Eleanor's Catch
    rating:2.5

    Hypocrites / Eleanor's Catch

    1915Runtime:0 minutes
    Forward-thinking director Lois Weber spins two controversial morality tales in 1914's Hypocrites and 1916's Eleanor's Catch. In Hypocrites, an art-loving priest is stoned to death for placing a nude statue in the town square; the statue then comes to life whenever one of the townsfolk acts hypocritically. Eleanor's Catch tells of a woman from the slums turning the tables on a neighborhood thug who's taken advantage of her boyfriend's absence.

    Directed by:

  • Cleo Madison
  • Lois Weber
  • rating:2.5 2.5 Average Rating

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    Mommy's ER: Vol. 3: Keeping Your Child Healthy and Strong
    rating:2.4

    Mommy's ER: Vol. 3: Keeping Your Child Healthy and Strong

    2008Runtime:0 minutes
    Protect your children's overall health and well-being with this preventative care tutorial, which clearly details natural ways to fortify their young immune systems, nurture their growing bodies and provide them with properly balanced diets. Hosted by mother and health expert Jennifer Crain, this program offers simple but effective advice that will keep your young ones happy, energetic and feeling fit.

    Directed by:

  • Jennifer Crain
  • rating:2.4 2.4 Average Rating

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    Never Mind Aerobics Here's Punk Rope
    rating:2.4

    Never Mind Aerobics Here's Punk Rope

    2008Runtime:0 minutes
    Artists such as the Fleshtones, Kung Fu Monkeys, the Bouncing Souls, the Koffin Kats, the Queers and Stiff Little Fingers provide funky original tracks for this energetic rope-jumping workout. New York City personal trainer Tim Haft designs this heart-pumping, fat-burning, fun regiment that is divided into 16 different chapters and is suited for all fitness levels, from first-timers to more experienced rope jumpers.

    Directed by:

  • Meredith Crowley
  • rating:2.4 2.4 Average Rating

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    YogaFit: Level One
    rating:2.4

    YogaFit: Level One

    2006Runtime:0 minutes
    Develop the skills necessary to become a successful yoga instructor with this comprehensive training video in which experts such as Stuart Rice, Sandi Call and Beth Shaw review basic poses, outline safety principles and explain important terms. By carefully following along with this tutorial, aspiring yoga teachers will come away with the knowledge they need to get started educating and motivating students.

    Directed by:

  • Beth Shaw
  • rating:2.4 2.4 Average Rating

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    Feasting with Panthers: Broadway Theatre Archive
    rating:2.4

    Feasting with Panthers: Broadway Theatre Archive

    2003Runtime:0 minutes
    Richard Kneeland stars as Oscar Wilde in this stage production of Adrian Hall and Richard Cumming's acclaimed play that presents a fictionalized account of the celebrated writer's imprisonment in Reading Gaol during the late Victorian Era. Specifically created for Providence's Trinity Square Repertory Company, this surreal production also features a noteworthy performance by JoBeth Williams.

    Directed by:

  • Adrian Hall
  • JoBeth Williams
  • rating:2.4 2.4 Average Rating

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    Faux Fun: Rag Painting
    rating:2.4

    Faux Fun: Rag Painting

    2004Runtime:0 minutes
    Longtime decorative painter Barbara Wurden is your guide in this faux painting instructional video, focusing on specific techniques for rag painting your walls and giving them a professional-quality mottled faux finish. Barbara also demonstrates how to avoid or repair mistakes beginners commonly make, variations on the technique such as vertical rag painting, how to use rag-painting rollers and other supplementary tools, and more.

    Directed by:

  • Barbara Wurden
  • rating:2.4 2.4 Average Rating

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    Parts of Speech
    rating:2.4

    Parts of Speech

    2003Runtime:0 minutes
    Proving that grammar lessons don't have to be forced marches through diagrammed sentences, this instructional video from the English Tutor series wraps an absorbing mystery tale around a tutorial on the parts of speech. Kids will lap up the story of a mysterious teenager that unfolds as young Pat tutors an elderly ranch owner in grammar. He takes the woman through the parts of speech as they stroll her property, unaware someone's following them.

    Directed by:

  • Edith Cooper
  • rating:2.4 2.4 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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