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14 year old Laura Dekker sets out, camera in hand, on a two-year voyage in pursuit of her dream to be the youngest person ever to sail around the world alone. 82 min. highlandpark.bibl...

When a four-month old Palestinian boy needs a bone marrow transplant to live, a procedure that can only be performed in an Israeli hospital, his mother finds herself caught between the desire to protect her son and harsh criticism from her community. 90 min. highlandpark.bibl...

Composer, conductor, genius, and mensch: Marvin Hamlisch earned four Grammys, four Emmys, three Oscars, three Golden Globes, a Tony Award and a Pulitzer Prize before his untimely death. Interviews with a cavalcade of Marvin's colleagues, schoolmates, and renowned collaborators help to tell a deeply personal, candid, insider study of one of the great artists of our time. 84 min. highlandpark.bibl...

Jeffrey Jones entrance into the comic book art world in the early 1970s paved the way for many of today's most popular comic book artists to branch out into the more commercially visible world of art galleries and fine art collectors. Follow the stories behind his success through interviews with his family and peers. 82 min. highlandpark.bibl...

The story of Anita Hill, who has empowered millions to stand up for equality and justice. 77 min. highlandpark.bibl...

Jens Jensen rose up from street-sweeper to the Dean of American Landscape Architecture. He battled endemic civic corruption to design Chicago's great parks as idealized prairie landscapes; saved the Indiana Dunes from becoming a giant steel mill; and designed over 600 landscapes for clients like Henry Ford. 54 min. highlandpark.bibl...

Former United States Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld discusses his career in Washington, D.C., from his days as a congressman in the early 1960s to planning the invasion of Iraq in 2003. 103 Min. highlandpark.bibl...

Documentary on famed prima ballerina Tanaquil Le Clercq, the muse of both George Balanchine (who married her), and Jerome Robbins who created his famous choregraphic work, Afternoon of a Faun, for her. 91 min. highlandpark.bibl...

BBC economics editor Stephanie Flanders examines how three extraordinary thinkers, Keynes, Hayek and Marx, helped shape the 20th century and continue to exert a huge influence on the world today. In this time of economic crisis, economists and their ideas have never mattered so much and Flanders explores whether their theories were right. 149 min. highlandpark.bibl...

"Sample This" shows where contemporary rap comes from and how seemingly unrelated people apparently random events set the stage for greatness. 83 min. highlandpark.bibl...

This 90-minute special broadcasts live from the International Space Station and from Mission Control in Houston in March 2014, taking viewers on a trip around our planet. Viewers take a guided tour of the space station and see experiments carried out in a floating laboratory. 90 min. highlandpark.bibl...

Documentary on the life of jazz trumpeter and drug addict Chet Baker. A fascinating series of interviews with friends, family, associates and lovers, interspersed with film from Baker's earlier life. 119 min. highlandpark.bibl...

A behind-the-scenes look at the staging of a major operatic production, Verdi's masterpiece, "La Traviata, " starring world-famous French coloratura soprano Natalie Dessay. 120 min. highlandpark.bibl...

An intimate look at one of the world's most recognized sex symbols, told in her own words for the first time, impoverished southern family, to high school salutatorian, to scandalous '50s pin-up model, to shocking retirement in 1957 at the peak of her modeling career. 101 min. highlandpark.bibl...

A spell-binding cinematic experience form visionary filmmaker Peter Mettler that explores our perception of time. Working at the limits of what can easily be expressed, Mettler finds miraculous unity in seemingly random things and dares to dream the movie of the future. 114 min. highlandpark.bibl...

Explores how animals understand the world around them through the eyes of three iconic creatures: dogs, birds, and dolphins. As we discover how scientists are pushing the animal mind to its limits, we'll uncover surprising similarities to, and differences from--the human mind. 180 min. highlandpark.bibl...

Since our ancestors first counted the passing seasons, humans have used measurement to help master and understand our world. Hosted by Oxford mathematician Marcus du Sautoy, this program shows how measurements have shaped the course of history, science, and civilization; and changed every aspect of our daily lives. 177 min. highlandpark.bibl...

In 2012 Dave Grohl purchased the legendary Neve 8028 recording console from Sound City Studios. The board, built in 1972, is considered to be the crown jewel of analog recording equipment, having recorded such artists as Neil Young, Fleetwood Mac, Johnny Cash, Guns and Roses, Metallica, and many other musical legends. 152 min. highlandpark.bibl...

A unique music documentary celebrating a rock 'n' roll icon: Bruce Springsteen. Working with the filmmakers, Springsteen's fans have helped create a film that reflects on their personal insights and experiences to explore what this timeless artist means to them. 142 min. highlandpark.bibl...

This powerful documentary examines the life of Muhammad Ali beyond the boxing ring to offer a personal perspective on the American sporting legend. Investigating Ali's spiritual transformation includes his conversion to Islam, resistance to the Vietnam War draft, and humanitarian work. 93 min. highlandpark.bibl...

This film follows seven wine-making families in the Burgundy of France through the course of a full year, and delves into the cultural and creative process of making wine, as well as its deep ties to the land. 88 min. highlandpark.bibl...

Good natured host Michael Palin tours the fifth largest country in the world, from the lost world of Amazonia, to the buzzing cities of Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paolo. 227 min. highlandpark.bibl...

Tim Jenison, a Texas-based inventor, attempts to solve one of the greatest mysteries in all art: How did seventeenth century Dutch Master Johannes Vermeer manage to paint so photo-realistically, 150 years before the invention of photography? 80 min. highlandpark.bibl...

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Service portrays the courage of the women in service and once they have left the military; the horrific traumas they faced, the inadequate care they often receive on return and the large and small accomplishments the women work mightily to achieve. 55 min. highlandpark.bibl...

The Kilcher family lives on a 600-acre homestead in Alaska. For four generations, they have lived off the land in a subsistence lifestyle. With another brutal winter quickly approaching, the entire homestead struggles to stockpile enough meat to last the next eight months. 660 min. highlandpark.bibl...