The dark, hilarious, and deeply touching story of the strong-willed women of the Weston family, whose lives have diverged until a family crisis brings them back to the Midwest house they grew up in, and to the dysfunctional woman who raised them.
The second in a trilogy of films adapting the enduringly popular masterpiece The Hobbit, by J.R.R. Tolkien, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug continues the adventure of the title character Bilbo Baggins as he journeys with the Wizard Gandalf and thirteen Dwarves, led by Thorin Oakenshield on an epic quest to reclaim the lost Dwarf Kingdom of Erebor.
Watch and listen to the story of a little Boy who one day finds a Penguin on his doorstep. Although at first he is unsure what to do, the Boy becomes determined to help the Penguin find his way back home. Even if that means rowing all the way to the South Pole!
Watch the classic story by James Thurber, about a daydreamer who escapes his anonymous life by disappearing into a world of fantasies filled with heroism, romance, and action. When his job along with that of his co-worker are threatened, Walter takes action in the real world embarking on a global journey that turns into an adventure more extraordinary than anything he could have ever imagined.
For over 40 years, the War on Drugs has accounted for more than 45 million arrests, made America the world’s largest jailer, and damaged poor communities. Yet for all that, drugs are cheaper, purer, and more available today than ever before. Filmed in more than 20 states, it captures heart-wrenching stories from individuals at all levels, the dealer to grieving mother, the narcotics officer to the senator, the inmate to the federal judge, revealing profound human rights implications.
Examines the business of college football and basketball and the NCAA’s treatment of its athletes. Based on the controversial article ‘The Shame of College Sports’ by historian and former football player Taylor Branch, it tells a story of how college sports became a billion dollar industry built on dedicated young athletes who are deprived of numerous rights. Weaving interviews, archival and behind-the-scenes footage, the documentary sheds a new light on all college sports programs.
Chemical resistance, environment and evolution threaten the life of bees. Noted Vermont beekeeper Ross Conrad proposes a program of selective breeding and natural hive management. The video presents a comprehensive survey of natural beekeeping methods and challenges, including segments filmed in the field. It offers practical information that every aspiring beekeeper needs to know, everything from basic hive equipment to working with your bees to harvesting and processing honey.
Featuring stunning footage from seven winters in the Arctic takes us through time into the world of the Inuit in the northern reaches of Canada. Connecting past, present, and future is the Inuitâ¿¿s unique relationship with the eider duck. Eider down, the warmest feather in the world, allows both Inuit and bird to survive harsh Arctic winters.