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Movies are checked out for one week - unlike music and books.

September list by Nanette Alderman
8 Days
8 Days: To the Moon and Backpbs home video, 2019, rated tv-pg

A film that seamlessly blends mission audio from Apollo 11's historic journey featuring conversations among Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin, and Michael Collins with new footage, NASA archive, and stunning CGI to recreate the first moon landing.

The Beatles
The Beatles: Made on Merseyside omnibus entertainment, 2019, not rated  

The Beatles defined music and popular culture like no other band ever will, but how did they make the journey from Merseyside teenagers to international pop stars in the '60s? The film recounts how American rock 'n' roll and rhythm and blues dragged post-war Liverpool into one of the most vibrant music cities ever with the Mersey Sound. Featuring unique archive and revealing interviews from those involved in the early years of The Beatles in Liverpool and Hamburg.

Behind the Bullet
Behind the Bulletgravitas ventures, 2019, not rated

A moving look at four individuals who've shot someone. They describe how the pull of a trigger changed them emotionally, psychologically, and spiritually offering a powerful new perspective on gun violence.

Be Natural
Be Natural: The Untold Story of
Alice Guy-Blache
Zeitgeist films, 2018, not rated

Pamela B. Green's energetic film about the pioneer filmmaker is both a tribute and a detective story, tracing the circumstances by which this extraordinary artist faded from memory and the path toward her reclamation.

D-Day: Normandy 1944 shout! factory, 2014, not rated

June 1944: The largest Allied operation of World War II began in Normandy, France. Few know in detail exactly why and how, from the end of 1943 through August 1944, this region became the most important location in the world. Blending multiple cinematographic techniques, including animation, CGI, and stunning live-action images.

The Egg
The Egg: Life's Perfect Inventionpbs home video, 2019, rated tv-pg

The egg, life's perfect invention, nurtures and protects new life from the outside world. These remarkable structures are strong enough to withstand the full weight of an incubating parent and weak enough to allow a chick to break free. But how is an egg made and what is its purpose? From creation to hatching, join host David Attenborough as he reveals the wonder behind these miracles of nature.

Hesburgh music box films, 2019, not rated

A unique glimpse at more than fifty years of American history. Educator, civil rights champion, advisor to presidents, envoy to popes, theologian, and activist, Rev. Theodore Hesburgh was called on by countless world leaders to tackle the most challenging issues of the day. He built a reputation as a savvy political operator with a penchant for bridging the divide between bitter enemies. Through it all, he remained a man armed with fierce intelligence, quick wit, and an unyielding moral compass.

I am Patrick Swayze
I am Patrick Swayze virgil films, 2019, not rated

Explores one of the 1980s' most recognizable leading men, who challenged Hollywood's very notions of masculinity and redefined what it meant to be the Sexiest Man Alive. Featuring never-before-seen home videos, photographs and original interviews with those who knew Patrick best, including the illustrious costars of his biggest films, this documentary dives beyond his status as a sex symbol to reveal the complexities of an often misunderstood movie star.

Intelligent Lives
Intelligent Lives passion river films, 2018, not rated

A catalyst to transform the label of intellectual disability from a life sentence of isolation into a life of possibility for the most systematically segregated people in America. It stars three pioneering young American adults with intellectual disabilities, Micah, Naieer, and Naomie, who challenge perceptions of intelligence as they navigate high school, college, and the workforce.

Lost Treasures of the Maya
Lost Treasures of the Maya national geographic, 2019, not rated

Explorer Albert Lin ventures into the Guatemalan jungle to explore how a new high-tech treasure map is revealing tens of thousands of ancient ruins. Dozens of archaeologists head out on a voyage of discovery, exploring lost ruins for the first time in 1,500 years. What they're finding is rewriting the history of one of the world's most mysterious ancient civilizations.

Ozone Hole
Ozone Hole: How We Saved the Planet pbs home video, 2019, rated tv-g

The unsettling discovery that chemical gasses (CFCs) possibly damaged the ozone layer turned the world upside down in the 1980s. Without the ozone layer, our planet would have no protection against the sun. Scientists and politicians convinced two of the most unlikely eco-warriors in history, Ronald Reagan and Margaret Thatcher, to take action. This resulted in a historic treaty: for the very first time, the world decided to ban environmentally harmful substances.

Route 66
Route 66: Kitsch and Mythical dreamscape media, 2019, not rated

Take a road trip on board an old 1976 AMC Matador Brougham station wagon to investigate the famous Route 66, which is full of interesting stops and historical importance.

The Russian Five
The Russian Five filmbuff, 2018, not rated

In the late 1980s, the Detroit Red Wings worked to finally break their decades-long Stanley Cup drought by extracting players from the Soviet Union, and in the process, changed the way North American hockey is played.

State of the Art
State of the Artpbs home video, 2019, not rated

The curatorial team of Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art crisscrossed the nation to find contemporary art happening in unexpected places.

Tiananmen: The People Versus the Partypbs home video, 2019, rated tv-14

Uncover the true story of the seven-week period that changed China forever. On June 4, 1989, a violent and bloody pro-democracy demonstration ended, leaving thousands dead, and laying the foundation for China's future.

Toni Morrison
Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Ammagnolia home entertainment, 2019, rated pg-13

An artful and intimate meditation on the life and works of the acclaimed novelist. From her childhood in the steel town of Lorain, Ohio, to '70s-era book tours with Muhammad Ali, from the front lines with Angela Davis to her own riverfront writing room, Toni Morrison leads an assembly of her peers, critics, and colleagues on an exploration of race, America, history, and the human condition as seen through the prism of her own literature.

Walking on Water
Walking on Waterkino lorber, 2018, not rated

An uncensored look into the artistic process and personal relationships of Christo, an artist known for his large-scale installations. For the first time since the passing of his wife and partner, Jeanne-Claude, Christo sets out to realize, The Floating Piers, a project they conceived together many years before.

When Whales Walked
When Whales Walkedpbs home video, 2019, not rated

A landmark special taking viewers on a global adventure to answer the question: Where did whales and birds of prey, ferocious crocodiles, and magnificent elephants come from?

Wild West Coast
Wild West Coastbayview entertainment, 2019, not rated

Lose yourself in this incredible odyssey across the coasts of America, filmed in stunning high definition. This love letter to the amazing diverse landscape was photographed during a 10-day journey from the north to the south all along the west coast by director Brace Beltempo and paints a vivid picture of this wild and pristine land, finally ending in some of the west's most attractive and exciting cities.

World War Speed
World War Speedpbs home video, 2019, rated tv-14

It's long been known that German soldiers used methamphetamine called Pervitin in the Second World War. But have tales of Nazis on speed obscured the other side of the story: the massive use of stimulants by British and American troops? Did total war unleash the world's first pharmacological arms race? Historian James Holland quests to dig deeper and unearth the truth behind the war.