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American Graffiti -- V-Cass PN 1997 A3428 1985  /  1973  110 min.  color
One night in the life of a group of high school friends just before they go off to college, jobs, or the army.

Blackboard Jungle – DV-Disc PN 1997 B489 2005  /  1955  100 min.  b&w  Languages: English, French  Subtitles: English, French, Spanish
A dedicated young teacher soon loses his idealism when he has to deal with the tensions that threaten to destroy his classroom.

Ciao, Professore! (Subtitled) – V-Cass PN 1997 C468 1990z / Italian 1992 102 min. color
A conservative teacher from Northern Italy finds himself teaching not upper crust students, but scrappy students, at a ramshackle school in the South, due to a computer error.

Streamed: College Days, College Nights  /  2004  92 min.  color
Sixteen students search for knowledge, fun, love, sex, and a path to a rewarding career as this documentary tracks them through one academic year at the University of British Columbia. Partying, clubs, and sports compete head-to-head with classes and sleep—but campus life is only one part of this compelling story. The other revolves around that age-old transition from child to adult known simply as growing up.

College Swing -- V-Cass PN 1997 C6495 1993  /  1938  86 min.  b&w
A musical comedy about a small-town college that gets turned upside down when it's inherited by a new owner, played by Gracie Allen. She decides that school is a bore, so she hires vaudeville actors to teach classes.

Dead Poets Society – DV-Disc PN 1997 D42158 1998  /  1997  129 min.  color  Languages: English, French  Subtitles: English
English professor John Keating, who, in an age of crew cuts, sport coats and cheerless conformity, inspires his students to live life to the fullest, exclaiming "Carpe Diem, lads! Seize the day. Make your lives extraordinary!" The charismatic teacher's emotionally charged challenge is met by his students with irrepressible enthusiasm--changing their lives forever.

Goodbye, Mr. Chips (Martin Clunes)(MOBIL MASTERPIECE THEATRE) – DV-Disc PN 1997 G6656 2004  /  2002  120 min.  color  Languages: English  Subtitles: English
Arthur Chipping is the new Latin master at an English boy's boarding school. The eccentric schoolmaster lives a full, rich life within the cloistered school, defined by his role as the intellectual shepherd of generations of young students. Then while traveling through the countryside on summer holiday, he unexpected falls in love. His new wife ignites his passion and brings him out of his shell. Spans over 50 years in the life of Mr. Chipping.

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire – DV-Disc PN 1997.2 H367 2006  /  2005  157 min.  color  Languages: English, Spanish  Subtitles: English, French, Spanish
Harry's fourth year at Hogwarts is marked by the Quidditch World Cup and the Triwizard Tournament, in which student representatives from three different wizarding schools compete in a series of increasingly challenging contests. In the unsuspecting lives of the students at Hogwarts, the competitors are selected by the goblet of fire, which this year makes a very surprising announcement: Hogwarts will have two representatives in the tournament, including Harry. Now Harry has to rise to the challenge for the Tri Wizard Tournament while keeping up with school.

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone – DV-Disc PN 1997 H3785 2002  /  2001  152 min.  color Languages: English, Spanish  Subtitles: English, Spanish
Rescued from the outrageous neglect of his aunt and uncle, a young boy with a great destiny proves his worth while attending Hogwarts School for Wizards and Witches.

High School Musical – DV-Disc PN 1997.2 H54 2006  /  2006  98 min.  color  Languages: English  Subtitles: English
A popular high school basketball star and a shy, academically gifted newcomer secretly decide to audition for their school's musical, a decision that turns their world and their school upside down.

The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie — V-Cass PN 1997 P73945 1990 / 1969 116 min.  color
Poignant, funny story of an eccentric teacher in an all-girls school in Edinburgh during the 1930's.

School Daze -- V-Cass PN 1997 S29 1988  /  1988  114 min.  color
A music-filled, off-beat contemporary comedy that takes a look at black college life, complete with romance, relationships, rituals and rivalry. Lee successfully challenges viewpoints about self-identity and self-esteem.

To Sir, With Love — V-Cass PN 1997 T5948 1995 / 1966 105 min.  color
A teacher in England abandons the traditional curriculum of education in dealing with a class of students rejected by other schools.

Twenty-Four Eyes (CHILDHOOD AND EDUCATION IN JAPAN)(Subtitled) -- V-Cass PN 1997 N5225 1990  /  Japanese  1954  155 min.  b&w (Japanese Title: Nijushi no hitomi)
The story of a very special elementary school teacher and her students living on a remote island in prewar Japan. Beauty and innocence are lost as progress and war intrude.

 


 

Bowling Faults & Fixes – DV-Disc GV 903 B694 2006  /  2006  70 min.  color  Languages: English
Six-time PBA Player of the Year Walter Ray Williams, Jr. presents techniques for correcting common bowling errors, covering: how to convert more spares; proper delivery technique; increasing power and ball rotation; proper timing.

Coach Carter – DV-Disc PN 1997.2 C62 2005  /  2005  136 min.  color  Languages: English, French  Subtitles: English, Spanish
Inspired by a true story, this inspirational account of a high school basketball coach who received high praise, and staunch criticism, for benching his entire undefeated team due to their poor academic performances.

Dogtown and Z-Boys (Special Edition) – DV-Disc GV 859.8 D64 2002  /  2002  91 min.  color  Languages: English  Subtitles: English, French
The story of a gang of discarded kids who virtually revolutionized skateboarding with an aggressive style, awe-inspiring moves and street smarts, and in the process, transforming youth culture forever. Captures the rise of the Zephyr skateboarding team from Venice's Dogtown, a tough "locals only" beach with a legacy of outlaw surfing, who used abandoned swimming pools to sharpen their skills.

Coach 54: Golf Fundamentals for the Future – DV-Disc GV 962.5 C63 2004  /  2004  60 min.  color  Languages: English
In this program, Lynn and Pia demonstrate Coach54 principles in action in four exercises that create an environment where golfers can develop their confidence and competence.

Hardihood – DV-Disc GV 1057 H37 2001  /  2001  78 min.  color  Languages: English
Join Missy Giove, Marla Streb, Jacquie Phelan, and other brave women in their natural environment: the dirt. Some of them, like Missy and Marla, take on the pro downhill mountain biking circuit--flying down steep, gnarly trails at 50+ mph on tricked out custom bikes. When they're not racing, they endure the tedium of travel, training, and hanging out.

The Legend of Bagger Vance – DV-Disc PN 1997 L416 2001  /  2000  127 min.  color  Languages: English  Subtitles: English
The protagonist of this metaphysical fable is Rannulph Junah, Southern aristocrat and World War I hero. In a tournament in Savannah, he defeats two golf pros by following the teachings of his guru, Bagger Vance, a black mystic serving as his caddie.

Murderball – DV-Disc GV 945 M87 2005  /  2005  86 min.  color  Languages: English
A film about tough, highly competitive quadriplegic rugby players. These men have been forced to live life sitting down, but in their own version of the full-contact sport, they smash each other in custom-made gladiator-like wheelchairs. Tells the story of a group of world-class athletes unlike any ever shown on screen.

Prefontaine – DV-Disc PN 1997 P722 2002  /  2002  107 min.  color  Languages: English  Subtitles: English
The film features the true-life story of legendary track star Steve Prefontaine, the exciting and sometimes controversial "James Dean of Track."

The Sandlot – DV-Disc PN 1997 S171194 2002  /  1993  101 min.  color  Languages: English, French  Subtitles: English, Spanish
Set in the early 1960s, this comedy focuses on the new kid in town, fifth-grader Scotty Smalls, who learns to play baseball with the neighborhood gang and also the value of friendship.

Streamed: Sleeping Tigers: The Asahi Baseball Story  /  2002  51 min.  color-b&w
In pre–World War II Vancouver, the Asahi baseball team was unbeatable, outplaying the taller Caucasian teams and winning the prestigious Pacific Northwest Championship for five straight years. When Japan bombed Pearl Harbor, the Canadian government sent every person of Japanese descent, whether born in Canada or not, to internment camps. Faced with hardship and isolation, the former Asahi members survived by playing baseball.

Streamed: Tennis /  2012  26 min.  color
The modern game of tennis can be traced back to 18th-century France, where it was once played using bare hands instead of rackets. An overview of the game is provided in this program, with information on techniques, terminology, types of racquets and tennis shoes, categories, and variations of the field of play according to International Tennis Federation rules. Viewers learn details such as what constitutes a set, and the serve, forehand drive, backhand drive, volley, drop shot, drop shot return, and smash are all demonstrated.

University of Utah 2005 Tostitos Fiesta Bowl Champions – DV-Disc GV 957 T68 A23 2005  /  2005  128 min.  color  Languages: English
This program presents the complete 2005 Tostitos Fiesta Bowl with the University of Utah Utes and the University of Pittsburgh Panthers competing in Tempe, Arizona.

 

The Andy Griffith Show (The Complete First Season) – DV-Disc PN 1992.77 A5731 2004 v.1-4  /  1960-1961  30 min. ea.  b&w  Languages: English  Subtitles: English (Disc 1: The New Housekeeper, The Manhunt, Guitar Player, Ellie Comes to Town, Irresistible Andy, Runaway Kid, Andy the Matchmaker, Opie’s Charity  Disc 2: A Feud is a Feud, Ellie for Council, Christmas Story, Stranger in Town, Mayberry Goes Hollywood, The Horse Trader, Those Gossipin’ Men, The Beauty Contest  Disc 3: Alcohol and Old Lace, Andy – the Marriage Counselor, Mayberry on Record, Andy Saves Barney’s Morale, Andy and the Gentleman Crook, Cyrano Andy, Andy and Opie – Housekeepers, The New Doctor  Disc 4: A Plaque for Mayberry, The Inspector, Ellie Saves a Female, Andy Forecloses, Quiet Sam, Barney Gets His Man, The Guitar Player Returns, Bringing Up Opie)
A comedy about a North Carolina widower named Andy Taylor who divides his time between raising his son, Opie and being sheriff of the small and virtually crime-free town of Mayberry. With next to no crimes to solve, Andy spends time philosophizing and trying to calm down his cousin, Deputy Barney.

The Big Bang Theory: The Complete First Season – DV-Disc PN 1992.77 B54 2008  /  2007-2008  355 min.  color  Languages: English  Subtitles: English, French, Spanish, Chinese, Korean, Portuguese, Thai (1. Pilot, The Big Bran Hypothesis, The Fuzzy Boots Corollary, The Luminous Fish Effect, The Hamburger Postulate, The Middle Earth Paradigm  2. The Dumpling Paradox, The Grasshopper Experiment, The Cooper-Hofstadler Polarization, The Loobenfeld Decay, The Pancake Batter Anomaly, The Jerusalem Quality  3. The Bat Jar Conjecture, The Nerdvana Annihilation, The Pork Chop Indeterminacy, The Peanut Reaction, The Tangerine Factor)
Physicists Leonard and Sheldon  get their lives shaken up when an attractive young woman named Penny moves in to the apartment across from theirs.

Breaking Bad: The Complete First Season – DV-Disc PN 1992.77 B74 2009 v.1  /  2008  346 min.  color  Languages: English  Subtitles: English, French, Spanish, Portuguese (1. Pilot, The Cat’s in the Bag, …And the Bag’s in the River  2. Cancer Man, Gray Matter, Crazy Handful of Nothin’  3. A No-Rough –Stuff-Type Deal)
Walter White is a down-on-his-luck chemistry teacher struggling to make ends meet for his wife and physically challenged son. Everything changes when Walter receives a startling diagnosis: terminal lung cancer. With only a few years to live and nothing to lose, Walter uses his training as a chemist to cook and sell crystal meth with one of his former students. As his status grows, so do his lies, but Walt will stop at nothing to make sure his family is taken care of after he's gone, even if it means putting all their lives on the line.

Cities of the Underworld (The Complete Season One) – DV-Disc TA 712 C581 2007 v.1-4  /  2006  94-188 min. ea.  color  Languages: English (1. Scotland’s Sin City, Hitler’s Underground Lair, Rome’s Hidden Empire, Catacombs of Death  /  188 min.  2. City of Caves, New York, London’s Lost Cities, Beneath Vesuvius  /  188 min.  3. Freemason Underground, Dracula’s Underground, Secret Pagan Underground  /  141 min.  4. Underground Bootleggers, Rome: The Rise  /  94 min.)
This series peels away the layers of time--often literally hundreds of feet thick--to expose the incredible pasts lurking beneath some of the most populous cities on earth. Throughout the world, cities such as Paris, New York, Rome and Shanghai all harbor long-submerged networks that once served crucial functions, from eerie catacombs to clandestine hideouts and ancient aqueducts to underground societies. Now, this series examines these mysterious realms, from the technological feats of their construction and the myths and lore that have cloaked these subterranean marvels for centuries.

CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (The Complete First Season) – DV-Disc PN 1992.77 C753 2001  /  2000-2001  17 hrs.  color  Languages: English  Subtitles: English (1. Pilot, Cool Change, Crate and Burial, Pledging Mr. Johnson  2. Friends and Lovers, Who Are You?, Blood Drops, Anonymous  3. Unfriendly Skies, Sex, Lies and Larvae, I-15 Murders, Fahrenheit 932  4. Boom, To Halve and To Hold, Table Stakes, Too Tough to Die  5. Face Lift, $35K OBO, Gentle Gentle, Sounds of Silence  6. Justice is Served, Evaluation Day, Strip Strangler, Special Features)
Murder, and its tale-telling aftermath, is the compelling subject of this series.

The Dick Van Dyke Show (Season One) – DV-Disc PN 1992.77 D53 2005 no.1-1-1-5  /  1961-1966  150 min. ea.  b&w  Languages: English (1. The Sick Boy and the Sitter  2. The Meershatz Pipe  3. Jealousy  4. Sally and the Lab Technician  5. Washington vs. the Bunny  6. Oh How We Met the Night the We Danced  7. The Unwelcome Houseguest  8. Harrison B. Harding of Camp Crowder, MO  9. My Blonde-Haired Brunette  10. Forty-Four Tickets  11. To Tell or Not to Tell  12. Sally is a Girl  13. Empress Carlotta’s Necklace  14. Buddy, Can You Spare a Job?  15. Who Owes Who What?  16. Sol and the Sponsor  17. The Curious Thing About Women  18. Punch Thy Neighbor  19. Where Did I Come From?  20. The Boarder Incident  21. A Word a Day  22. The Talented Neighborhood  23. Father of the Week  24. The Twizzle  25. One Angry Man  26. Where You Been, Fassbinder?  27. The Bad Old Days  28. I Am My Brother’s Keeper  29. The Sleeping Brother  30. The Return of Happy Spangler)
The life of suburban couple Rob and Laura Petrie – both at home and at work.

Fringe: The Complete First Season – DV-Disc PN 1992.77 F75 2009  /  2008-2009  1028 min.  color  Languages: English, Portuguese  Subtitles: English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Thai (1. Pilot, The Same Old Story  2. The Ghost Network, The Arrival, Power Hungry, 3. The Cure, In Which We Meet Mr. Jones, The Equation 4. The Dreamscape, Safe, Bound  5. The No-Brainer, The Transformation, Ability  6. Inner Child, Unleashed, Bad Dreams  7. Midnight, The Road Not Taken, There’s More Than One of Everything)
Teleportation. Mind control. Invisibility. Astral projection. Mutation. Reanimation. Phenomena that exist on the Fringe of science unleash their strange powers in this thrilling series, combining the grit of the police procedural with the excitement of the unknown. The story revolves around three unlikely colleagues – a beautiful young FBI agent, a brilliant scientist who’s spent the last 17 years in a mental institution and the scientist’s sardonic son – who investigate a series of bizarre deaths and disasters known as “the pattern.” Someone is using our world as an experimental lab. And all clues lead to Massive Dynamic, a shadowy global corporation that may be more powerful than any nation.

Leave It To Beaver (The Complete First Season) – DV-Disc PN 1992.77 L41 2005 v.1-3  /  1957  30 min. ea.  b&w  Languages: English  Subtitles: English (Disc 1: Beaver Gets “Spelled”, Captain Jack, The Black Eye The Haircut, New Neighbors, Brotherly Love, Water, Anyone?, Beaver’s Crush, The Clubhouse, Wally’s Girl Trouble, Beaver’s Short Pants, The Perfume Salesmen, Voodoo Magic, Part-Time Genius  Disc 2: Party Invitation, Lumpy Rutherford, The Paper Route, Child Care, The Bank Account, Lonesome Beaver, Cleaning Up Beaver, The Perfect Father, Beaver and Poncho, The State vs. Beaver, The Broken Window, Train Trip, My Brother’s Girl, Next-Door Indians  Disc 3: Tenting Tonight, Music Lesson, New Doctor, Beaver’s Old Friend, Wally’s Job, Beaver’s Bad Day, Boarding School, Beaver and Henry, Beaver Runs Away, Beaver’s Guest, Cat Out of the Bag)
Join the Cleavers, America's quintessential family.  Theodore "Beaver" Cleaver can't seem to avoid trouble, and his older brother Wally, and mischievous pal Eddie Haskell, aren't any help. But with some wise advice from his father Ward and mom's home-cooked meals, Beaver learns that all's well that ends well.

Mission: Impossible – DV-Disc PN 1992.77 M577 2006  /  1966-1967  23 hrs. 23 min.  color  Languages: English (1. Pilot, Memory, Operation Rogosh, Old Man Out pt.1  2. Old Man Out pt.2, Odds on Evil, Wheels, The Ransom  3. A Spool There Was, The Carriers, Zubrovnik’s Ghost, Fakeout  4. Elena, The Short Tail Spy, The Legacy, The Reluctant Dragon  5. The Frame, The Trial, The Diamond, The Legend  6. Snowball in Hell, The Confession, Action!, The Train  7. Shock, A Cube of Sugar, The Traitor, The Psychic)
The head of the "Impossible Missions Force", a top-secret government group of operatives, starts a tape recorder and finds out about his latest assignment. Throughout most of the series, they would have to stop some petty dictator or powerful bad guy from whatever evil plot they had against the U.S. or Democracy in general. The elaborate use of electronic gadgetry, masters of disguise and detailed plans that require split-second timing made this TV show an "on the edge of your seater"!

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (Season 1) – DV-Disc PN 1992.5 S65942 2004 no.1  /  1993  15 hrs.  color  Languages: English  Subtitles: English (1. Emissay, Past Prologue, A Man Alone  2. Babel, Captive Pursuit, Q-Less, Dax  3. The Passenger, Move Along Home, The Nagus, Vortex  4. Battle Lines, The Storyteller, Progress, If Wishes Were Horses  5. The Forsaken, Dramalis Personae, Duel, In the Hands of the Prophets  6. Special Features)
This series centers on the formerly Cardassian space station, Terok Nor. After the Bajorans have liberated themselves from the long and brutal Cardassian Occupation, the United Federation of Planets is invited by the Bajoran Provisional Government to administer joint control of the station, which (originally) orbits Bajor. The station is renamed Deep Space Nine.

True Blood (The Complete First Season) – DV-Disc PN 1992.77 T78 2009  /  720 min.  color  Languages: English, French, Spanish  Subtitles: English, French, Spanish (1. Strange Love  2. The First Taste  3. Mine  4. Escape from Dragon House  5. Sparks Fly Out  6. Cold Ground  7. Burning House of Love  8. The Fourth Man in the Fire  9. Plaisir D’Amour  10. I Don’t Wanna Know  11. To Love is To Bury  12. You’ll Be the Death of Me)
Set in a rural, swampy Louisiana parrish, the show centers around Sookie Stackhouse and her clan, sweet grandmother Adele and air-headed brother Jason.  Illicit love is spawned early on, when Sookie saves vampire Bill Compton from having his blood stolen in the parking lot of Merlotte’s diner, owned by Sam Merlotte who completes what will form a complex love triangle. As tensions between Sookie’s suitors loosen or tighten, many side plots, such as her African American best friend Tara’s struggle with an alcoholic, Bible-thumping mother and her brother’s dangerous crush on drug addicted hippie, Amy Burley, keep one wondering who will succeed in this podunk place. The main tension throughout, however, is a race war waged between vampires and humans.

The Universe (The Complete Season One) – DV-Disc QB 981 U51 2007  /  2007  141-188 min. ea.  color  Languages: English  Subtitles: English (1. Secrets of the Sun, Mars: The Red Planet, The End of the Earth: Deep Space Threats to Our Planet, Jupiter: The Giant Planet  2. The Moon, Spaceship Earth, The Inner Planets: Mercury & Venus  3. Saturn: Lord of the Rings, Alien Galaxies, Life and Death of a Star, The Outer Planets  4. The Most Dangerous Place in the Universe, Search for ET, Beyond the Big Bang)
Questions about the Universe have consumed man since the dawn of time. In the 50 years since humans made their first tentative explorations of space, we have increased our knowledge of the cosmos dramatically, using powerful telescopes, robotic probes, and manned missions. But only recently has computer technology allowed scientists to illustrate in stunning detail their awe-inspiring conclusions. This series employs cutting-edge computer-generated imagery to bring distant planets and faraway stars up close, allowing viewers to gaze at black holes and comets, and witness the births and deaths of galaxies and solar systems.

 

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