Experienced New York Police Detective John Harris is sent to London to help a local task force investigate a series of gangster killings organized by a new player in town, an American.With the help of a young teen wronged by gangsters, Harris navigates London's seedy, drug-fueled underworld in order to take down its new criminal empire.
A look at the lives of the urban poor living in "Las Colonias", a group of over 1500 unincorporated settlements along the Mexican-American Border Region.
Documentary portrays the saga of how Italian Americans went from being outsiders who were stereotyped as gangsters in American movies to insiders in Hollywood who took control of their own stories. Interviews, film clips and home movies from Italian American filmmakers highlight personal experiences and comment on Hollywood's politics and cultural impact.
The Colorado Coal war is described as the bloodiest page of the US labor movement. In this violent confrontation between Rockefeller and the UMWA Trade Union, a vital part was played by 500 Greek miners who became the backbone of the guerrilla army formed by the union to avenge the Ludlow Massacre – the murder of 20 women and children and of the Greek leader Louis Tikas on April 20th, 1914. The documentary tells the unknown story of this conflict, illuminating the special role of the Greeks, with testimonies of descendants of strikers, interviews with historians and with rare archival material (video interviews of survivors, photos, newspaper articles, rare texts and songs).
The multiple means of making art after the end of illusionism led these artists to create performances, sculptures, earthworks, tableaux, furniture, shaped canvases, and more, using unusual materials. They explore the process of making forms and giving meanings to those forms. In this idea art, their focus is as often social and psychological as artistic. Some of their activities enlist engineering and construction techniques, others compose texts or scripts that are central to their art. Some cast the viewer in the role of a spectator, while the others demand active participation. The sources for their concepts and art works are equally diverse; the delicate proportions and balance of Early Renaissance painting, the exploration of the surface of the moon, the structure and inventions of vernacular architects, to name only a few.
Breakthrough: The Earliest Americans
Witness the stunningly true story of the most inept basketball team ever assembled, The New Jersey Americans, who lost every single game they ever played, all to the same team, The Uptown Worldbeaters. Hear from actual 1970s New Jersey Americans players, their coach, fans, and their lone original cheerleader. Even a referee is including in this short mockumentary.
The Armenian Americans captures the spirit of this amazing culture and its legacy of inspiration, achievement, perseverance, and survival. Personal recollections from three generations of proud Armenians – including tennis champion Andre Agassi, author Peter Balakian, actor Mike Connors, actor/writer Eric Bogosian, actress/writer Andrea Martin, NCAA basketball coach Jerry Tarkanian, historians, musicians, politicians, religious leaders, and corporate executives – pay warm tribute and celebrate why there has never been a better time to be an Armenian American.
A 1930 musical tableau presented by Joe Schenck. Based on patriotic hymn by Fay Foster.
In 1942 American forces arrive on British soil. Stationed throughout Northamptonshire, Americans integrated into British society during the build up to D-Day, this documentary recounts the memories of local residents of the day the Americans came.
Battlefield guide Ellwood Von Siebold takes us on a tour of the frozen Ardennes Forests to Malmedy, St Vith and Bastogne and shows us how the surprise Nazi plan to encircle and destroy the Allied armies was foiled by the gallant actions of the US forces. Visit the frozen foxholes and fog-shrouded hills where these brave soldiers endured unimaginable conditions, listen to the veterans who fought there and learn how, against all the odds, their heroic efforts pushed the Nazis back behind their Siegfried Line. Ellwood von Siebold uses animated maps, archive and veteran's testimonies to explain what happened during the bloodiest and most costly campaign ever fought by U.S forces.
Broadcaster Joe Garagiola narrates the greatest games of baseball's golden era in this nostalgia-packed documentary. Its unique focus is legendary ball games the way most of America witnessed them . . . in the movie newsreels. The venues are America's grand old ball parks: the original Yankee Stadium, Fenway Park, Brooklyn's Ebbets Field; the Polo Grounds, Tiger Stadium and other baseball landmarks that may be gone, but come to life again in this DVD. Witness Babe Ruth at bat; Lou Gehrig's ""luckiest man"" speech; Roger Maris breaking the Babe's home-run record; Pete Gray, the St. Louis Brown's one-armed outfielder; Ted William's final at-bat when he went out in grand style, ending his career with a home run, and other classic moments in baseball history.
Firmly rooted in the latest scientific discoveries, this docudrama explores the theory that Europeans came to America much earlier than previously thought. New archaeological data and DNA research touch on an ice bridge that spanned the Atlantic. Follow the fascinating adventures of a Stone Age family as they travel from France and settle in America -- about 17,000 years before Columbus was even born.
When a turbaned Sikh man is brutally murdered in the aftermath of September 11, 2001, a college student journeys across America to discover who counts as "one of us" in a world divided into "us" and "them." Armed with only a camera, Valarie Kaur encounters hundreds of stories never before told - stories of fear and unspeakable loss, but also of resilience and hope - until she finally finds the heart of America, halfway around the world, in the words of a widow. Weaving expert analysis into a personal journey and cross-country road trip, the film confronts the forces dividing a nation.
The film documents the Hard Working Americans' (Todd Snider, Dave Schools, Neal Casal, Duane Trucks, Chad Staehly, Jesse Aycock) beginnings... behind the scenes in the studio as the band collaborates on their self-titled debut album and on the road following the band close-up throughout their national tour
"The Americans" at The Paley Center for Media on October 4, 2013 and "Elementary" at the Paley Center on October 5, 2013. These PALEYFEST NY events honor the drama series about a pair of KGB spies posing as a suburban married couple during the Cold War and celebrate the crime series about the New York-based, modern-day adventures of Sherlock Holmes and his "sober companion," Dr. Joan Watson.
In this special, writer Michael Wolfe documents his trip to Islam's holiest shrine for "ABC News Nightline."
When Scott learns that his longtime cyber-buddy from Berlin is a gorgeous young woman, he and his friends embark on a trip across Europe.
Set during the Cold War period in the 1980s, The Americans is the story of Elizabeth and Philip Jennings, two Soviet KGB officers posing as an American married couple in the suburbs of Washington D.C. and their neighbor, Stan Beeman, an FBI Counterintelligence agent.
The Americans is a 17-episode American drama television series that aired on NBC from January to May 1961. Set during the American Civil War, the series focuses on two brothers fighting on opposite sides of the conflict.
The Valenzuela family live in Los Angeles in a multi-generational household. Lee and his mother Lucia differ on how to deal with the problems that arise including alcoholism, teenage rebellion and immigration difficulties.
The Jewish Americans was a three-part miniseries that originally aired on PBS during the month of January 2008. It was written and directed by David Grubin. The series focused on the traditions and styles of American Jews, as well as their contribution to American culture and subsequent impact on American society at large. The series was narrated by Liev Schreiber, and featured many well-known American Jews, including Louis D. Brandeis, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Henry Morgenthau, Hank Greenberg, Betty Friedan, Molly Goldberg, Carl Reiner, Sid Caesar, and Tony Kushner.
The Native Americans is a three-part American television documentary miniseries that premiered on TBS on October 10, 1994. The remaining two episodes aired on October 11 and 13, 1994. Directed by John Borden, Phil Lucas and George Burdeau, the six-hour series explores the history of Native American cultures, with each hour of the series devoted to a particular region of the United States. Music for the series was composed by Robbie Robertson in collaboration with other Native American and Canadian First Nations musicians, including Ulali, Rita Coolidge, Douglas Spotted Eagle and Kashtin, and was released on the album Music for The Native Americans.
The Italian Americans is a PBS documentary series about the Italian experience in America. The series, written and produced by John Maggio and narrated by Academy Award-nominated actor Stanley Tucci, explores the evolution of Italian Americans from the late nineteenth century to today, from “outsiders” once viewed with suspicion and mistrust to some of the most prominent leaders of business, politics and the arts today.
The ABC Afterschool Special is an American television anthology series that aired on ABC from 1972 to 1997, usually in the late afternoon on week days. Most episodes were dramatically presented situations, often controversial, of interest to children and teenagers. Several episodes were either in animated form or presented as documentaries. Topics included illiteracy, substance abuse and teenage pregnancy. The series won 51 Daytime Emmy Awards during its 25-year run. In 2004 and 2005, BCI Eclipse and Sunset Home Visual Entertainment issued six DVD collections of episodes from the series that had been produced by Martin Tahse, each collection containing four episodes. A boxed set, in the shape of a school bus, was also released containing all of the DVD releases, with a detailed information booklet of all the specials on the set and including an extra DVD of two specials that had previously not been released on DVD. The DVDs are currently out of print.