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New Videos: March 2017

March 2017

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Codebreaker / a production of Story Center Productions, LLC & Furnace Limited in association with Channel Four Television Corporation

Alan Turing's success breaking German naval Enigma code helped win World War II. And as the father of computer science and artificial intelligence, he laid the foundation for our modern world. Instead of receiving accolades, Turing faced terrible persecution: in 1952, the British Government forced him to undergo chemical castration as punishment for his homosexuality. In despair, Turing committed suicide. He was only 41-years-old.

QA29.T8 C63 2012


George Washington Carver Project / Bill Landry Productions

A biography of the famous African-American scientist and agriculturist, the life of George Washington Carver is celebrated through dance, music, film and video, along with dramatic interpretation. 

S417.C3 G46 2003
Hardin Valley and Division Street Libraries (VHS available at Magnolia Avenue)


                              


 

The Gospel at Colonus / directed [for television] by Kirk Browning ; produced by David Horn & Yvonne Smith ; adapted and directed for the stage by Lee Breuer ; music composed, arranged & conducted by Bob Telson ; a production of WNET/Thirteen, in association with Bioscope, Inc. ; Educational Broadcasting Corp.

Told from the perspective of a Black Pentecostal preacher and his congregation, this play dramatizes legendary Greek character Oedipus' last days on Earth. Having blinded himself out of guilt, Oedipus makes a solace-seeking pilgrimage to Colonus, the place where he believes he is meant to die. Primarily through song, the preacher and his congregation translate this story of redemption into a Christian parable. 

M2199.T46 G68 2008



 

Percy Jackson & the Olympians: the Lightning Thief / 20th Century Fox ; Fox 2000 Pictures presents in association with Dune Entertainment a 1492 Pictures, Sunswept Entertainment production

Percy Jackson is no ordinary teenager, he's the son of Poseidon and is accused of stealing Zeus' lightning bolt, the most powerful weapon ever created! With storm clouds brewing, Percy embarks on an incredible cross-country journey to prove his innocence, recover the bolt, and prevent a war among the gods that could destroy our world!

PN1997.2 .P47 2010