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Kon-Tiki
This is the classic Academy-Award winning documentary film of an astonishing adventure, a journey spanning 4,300 nautical miles across the Pacific Ocean by raft. Intrigued by Polynesian folklore, Norwegian biologist Thor Heyerdahl suspected that the South Sea Islands had been…
Cary Grant: The Leading Man
Episode 4 of Hollywood Collection
Cary Grant was the very essence of a movie star: a man every woman loved and every man wanted to be. His deft comic style merged easily with his strength as a romantic leading man. But the suave exterior concealed…
Blood and Oil
Except for the Dardanelles/Gallipoli campaigns, the extensive combat operations in the Middle East during World War I have been largely overlooked in documentary programs. Given the historical significance of the Ottoman Empire's demise in 1918, and the ongoing importance of…
Joan Crawford Always the Star
Episode 11 of Hollywood Collection
This glamorous and hugely popular actress raised herself from brutal poverty to Academy Award-winning stardom by guts, determination and hard work. During her fifty-year career, she made over eighty films. But her obsessive perfectionism led to the later caricature of…
EXPO - Magic of The White City
Against the backdrop of 1893's troubles with workers' rights, prejudice, discrimination and corruption, the World's Columbian Exposition casts a brief ray of hope for the future of humanity. Narrated by Gene Wilder, EXPO - Magic of the White City explores…
The Typewriter (In the 21st Century)
The documentary film The Typewriter (In the 21st Century) is an ode to a marvelous machine that changed the world, and the surprisingly enduring culture that valiantly attempts to preserve its legacy and save it from cultural extinction. Filmmakers Christopher…
The United States of Autism
The United States of Autism weaves the tale of a broad spectrum of American life in all its faiths, disparities, colors, and cultures - and the story of one man's 40-day, 11,000 mile journey across America to find answers for…
Anthony Quinn
Episode 1 of Hollywood Collection
Born in Mexico, he became the main family provider when his father died in an accident. So began the story of a man who had a "thousand jobs" before acting in a film of Cecil B. DeMille - and who…
Red Dot on the Ocean - Sailing Alone Through the Northwest Passage
Once labeled a "youth-at-risk," Matt Rutherford risks it all in a death-defying attempt to be the first person to sail alone and nonstop around North and South America. Professional sailors called him crazy and declared the journey "a suicide mission."…
Ingrid Bergman: Remembered
Episode 9 of Hollywood Collection
Her name conjures up beauty, grace, talent and style. One of the greatest actresses of her time, she is best remembered for a natural and vulnerable persona which was so genuine and alluring. Her cinematic contributions produced such classics as…
The Impossible Spy
Based on the true story of Elie Cohen, Israel's national hero, whose daring mission took him from Argentina to Damascus where he successfully entered the upper echelons of the Syrian government. The secrets he obtained became crucial in Israel's victory…
Riviera Cocktail: Edward Quinn
No other photographer has captured the far-flung social and cultural life of the Cote d'Azur in the fifties with such intelligent verve and remarkably gentle irony as the Irishman Edward Quinn (1920 - 1997). For over a decade, Quinn showed…
World War I – American Legacy
World War 1 - American Legacy vividly tells the many forgotten stories of the men and women who served in the Great War, reminding Americans of their impact on our country that can still be felt today. Charles Whittlesey of…
Embracing Dyslexia
In 2008 filmmaker Luis Macias learned that his eight-year old son, Alejandro, was dyslexic. Although diagnosed relatively early, Alejandro was held back in first grade due to poor reading and writing skills, which caused him countless homework battles and self-esteem…
Grace Kelly: The American Princess
Episode 7 of Hollywood Collection
She came from a wealthy and competitive Philadelphia family, but the life of well-brought up society held little appeal for this acclaimed beauty. She left for New York City and worked hard as a model, stage actor and TV player.…
Jingle Hell
This indie feature is a witty and stylish comedy about the Fitzgeralds, a large Irish Catholic clan from New York, whose grown children and spouses and grandchildren have gathered for a holiday that turns out to be a far cry…
Summer with Selik
An enchanting story of the relationship between a teenage Norwegian girl named Katrine and a newborn harbor seal. It was filmed by the renowned Norwegian nature and wildlife filmmaker, Trygve Berge, along the visually spectacular western coast of Norway. Each…
Robert Mitchum: The Reluctant Star
Episode 14 of Hollywood Collection
This entertainment special looks at the life and career of one of Hollywood's consummate leading men, narrated with good humor by Mitch himself.His father was half Blackfoot Indian and was killed when Mitch was only two. Raised by a hardworking…
Burt Lancaster Daring to Reach
Episode 3 of Hollywood Collection
Burt Lancaster went from street-wise tough to art-collector liberal-activist, from circus-acrobat hunk to Academy Award winner. Born November 2, 1913, Burton Stephen Lancaster, later "Burt Lancaster" was one of five children of a New York City postal worker. Burt recalled…
Danny
This is the story of a summer and a twelve-year old girl's discovery that if it were strong enough, her love for a pony could make the impossible happen. Unhappy little Janie Neely is a horse-lover, working at ritzy Longvue…