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

March list by Nanette Alderman
Animal Espionage
Animal Espionagepbs home video, 2019, rated tv-pg

How can animals be studied when the researcher cannot get close to it? Camera traps and drones are revolutionizing wildlife biology by recording the secret lives of animals, from whales and tigers to giant armadillos, all without disturbing them.

Area 51 Exposed
Area 51 Exposedreality entertainment, 2020, not rated  

Area 51 is a highly classified, heavily guarded USAF facility located within the Nevada desert that is reported to house alien beings and actual UFOs that are being reverse engineered. Many people are determined to 'storm' the base by running en masse to crash the gates and take it over. Will they find aliens and flying saucers?

Backfired: When VW Lied to Americadreamscape media, 2018, not rated

This documentary about the largest auto fraud in the world reveals how corporate greed circumvented policies that were put in place to protect the environment.

pbs home video, 2019, rated tv-pg

Among the biggest land mammals on the planet, bears need a lot of resources to survive and must use all of their skills, brawn, and brains to get what they need, whether they’re foraging for honeycombs or tasty plants, standing up to their rivals, or raising cubs. Follow the adventures of bears across the globe as they draw on their remarkable adaptations to survive in an ever-changing world.

Catnip Nation
Catnip Nationpassion river films, 2019, not rated

Good Samaritans risk hostility, political persecution, and legal prosecution to care for feral cats living in colonies. The three main characters in the documentary invite viewers into a world of advocacy, political wrangling, and legal intrigue. Despite their passion for animals, the success of their battles is mixed, but the message is consistent: This nation needs better policy to humanely manage 'community cats,' and to protect people who look after them.

Colossus first run features, 2018, not rated

Told through the eyes of fifteen-year-old Jamil Sunsin, this is a modern-day immigrant tale of one family's desperate struggle after deportation leads to family separation and the elusive search for the American dream. It is an intimate portrait, a rare look into the aftermath of deportation
and family separation, amidst the current backlash against
America's immigrants.

Decoding da Vinci
Decoding da Vincipbs home video, 2019, rated tv-14

On the 500th anniversary of da Vinci’s death, NOVA goes to Italy to explore his life and work. Then, in the basement of the Louvre, scientists and art restoration experts deploy cutting-edge technology to (digitally) peel back the layers of da Vinci’s works. Ultimately, they’ll reveal the impact of his science on his art and his art on his science.

Do It Yourself Sushi
Do It Yourself Sushibayview films, 2020, not rated

Learn through this video program how to make delicious and attractive sushi. A private teacher will show, step by step, how to prepare Maki Sushi, Nigiri Sushi, and other original Sushi favorites to enlighten
any dinner.

Jim Allison: Breakthrough
Jim Allison: Breakthroughgiant interacive, 2019, rated pg-13

Today, Jim Allison is a name to be reckoned with throughout the scientific world, holding a 2018 Nobel Prize for discovering the role of the immune system in defeating cancer. But for decades, he waged a lonely war against the skepticism of the medical establishment and the resistance of Big Pharma. This is the astounding true story of one warm-hearted, stubborn man's visionary quest to find a cure for cancer.

Love, Antosha
Love, Antoshagiant interactive, 2019, rated r

A portrait of late actor Anton Yelchin, "Love, Antosha" explores his successes and struggles through his journals, photography, original music and interviews with his colleagues, including Chris Pine, Kristen Stewart and Jennifer Lawrence.

Mystify: Michael Hutchence
Mystify: Michael Hutchenceshout factory, 2019, not rated

A portrait of late actor Anton Yelchin, "Love, Antosha" explores his successes and struggles through his journals, photography, original music and interviews with his colleagues, including Chris Pine, Kristen Stewart and Jennifer Lawrence.

Prairie Dog Manor
Prairie Dog Manornational geographic, 2019, not rated

Take an in-depth look at the unique behaviors and relationships of the prairie dogs that inhabit the Valles Caldera National Preserve in northern New Mexico. Through a blend of documentary footage and narration, each episode takes the audience on a first-person journey following a select few of the prairie dogs.

Recorder: The Marion Stokes Project
Recorder: The Marion Stokes Projectkino lorber, 2019, not rated

Marion Stokes was secretly recording American television 24 hours a day for 30 years. It started in 1979 with the Iranian Hostage Crisis at the dawn of the 24r-hour news cycle. It ended on December 14, 2012, while the Sandy Hook massacre played on television as Marion passed away. In between, Marion recorded on 70,000 VHS tapes, capturing revolutions, lies, wars, triumphs, catastrophes, bloopers, and talk shows, showing how television shaped the world of today.

Scandalous: The Untold Story of the National Enquirer
Scandalous: The Untold Story of the
National Enquirer
magnolia home entertainment, 2019, not rated

For over 60 years, the National Enquirer has pumped out salacious, shocking stories, stretching the limits of journalism and blurring the lines between truth and fiction. From its coverage of Elvis's death, to Monica Lewinsky and the O.J. Simpson murder trial, the National Enquirer rattled the foundations of American culture and politics, sometimes allegedly using payoffs and blackmail to get its scoops. Mark Landsman examines the obsession with the rich, famous, and powerful.

Serendipitycohen media group, 2019, not rated

Multi-disciplinary French artist Prune Nourry has gained international recognition for her thought-provoking, educational, and frequently humorous projects exploring bioethics through sculpture as well as video, photography, and performance. At the young age of 31, Purne is diagnosed with breast cancer. Some dialogue is in different languages with forced English subtitles.

Seven Worlds, One Planet
Seven Worlds, One Planetwarner bros., 2019, not rated

Millions of years ago, incredible forces ripped apart the Earth's crust, creating our seven continents, each with its own distinct climate, its own distinct terrain, and its own unique animal life. From the colorful paradise of South America to the scorching heat of Africa, this showcases the true character of each continent in turn and reveals just how it has shaped all life there.

St. Patrick
St. Patrick: Pilgrimage to Peacedreamscape media, 2020, not rated

Go beyond the legends and clichés to discover the real St. Patrick.

Turtle Odyssey
Turtle Odysseyshout! factory, 2018, not rated

An exploration of the unique lifecycle of an Australian green sea turtle named Bunji and her incredible journey across the open ocean. The film follows Bunji the green sea turtle from a hatchling into adulthood as she swims thousands of miles, meets incredible creatures and has some really wild encounters.

The Whale Detective
The Whale Detectivepbs home video, 2020, rated tv-pg

A filmmaker investigates his traumatic encounter with a 30-ton humpback whale that breached and almost landed on him while he was kayaking. What he discovers raises far bigger questions about humans' relationship with whales and their future.

Witchcraftdoctv, 2020, not rated

One of the planet's most ancient beliefs continues to be one of its most compelling and even polarizing. Join this explorative journey into the world of Witchcraft and the history of the dark arts.