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  1. Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story (2018)

    Director
    Alexandra Dean
    Producer
    Susan Sarandon
    Subject
    Film studies; Information technology; Women’s studies
    Distribution
    Sale, DVD (Region 2 PAL, 88 minutes), £9.99

    This documentary brings to light the unusual story of Hedy Lamarr, a glamorous actress-icon of the 1930s and 40s and the inventor who perfected a radio system to throw Nazi torpedoes off course during the...

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  2. International Women’s Day Concert 2018 (2018)

    aka: BBC Concert Orchestra and Jane Glover: International Women’s Day Concert

    Subject
    Music; Women’s studies

    A group of academics spent 12 months tracking down the lost music of five forgotten women composers, who range from an 18th-century Viennese child prodigy to an award-winning African-American symphonist. All...

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  3. I, Claude Monet (2018)

    Director
    Phil Grabsky
    Subject
    Art
    Distribution
    Sale, DVD (Region 0 PAL, 90 minutes), £14.99

    Using letters and other private writings I, Claude Monet reveals new insight into the man who painted Impression, Sunrise, the picture that gave birth to impressionism, and who became perhaps the most...

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  4. Film Stars Don’t die in Liverpool (2017)

    Director
    Paul McGuigan
    Producer
    Barbara Broccoli; Andrew Noble; Colin Vaines
    Subject
    Shakespeare

    Based on the memoir of the actor Peter Turner (played by Jamie Bell), Annette Bening plays the Hollywood movie star Gloria Grahame with whom Turner had a relationship during the latter period of her life....

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  5. Seasons in Quincy: Four Portraits of John Berger, The (2017)

    aka: The Seasons in Quincy

    Director
    Colin MacCabe; Christopher Roth; Tilda Swinton; Bartek Dziadosz
    Subject
    Arts and Humanities
    Distribution
    Sale, DVD (Region 2 PAL, 91 minutes), £9.99

    A four-part cinematic portrait of artist, philosopher and writer John Berger. In 1973, Berger moved from urban London to the tiny village of Quincy. These shorts examine different aspects of Berger’s life...

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  6. Sachin: A Billion Dreams (2017)

    Director
    James Erskine
    Subject
    Film studies
    Distribution
    Sale, DVD (Region 2 PAL, 135 minutes), £4.99

    Documentary about the life and career of legendary Indian cricketer Sachin Tendulkar. The film charts Tendulkar’s career from his first-class debut for Bombay at the tender age of 15, to becoming the...

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  7. In Search of Chopin (2015)

    Director
    Phil Grabsky
    Subject
    Music
    Distribution
    Sale, DVD (Region 0 NTSC, 115 minutes), £15.99

    Chopin’s grave in Paris remains a place of pilgrimage and his music continues to sell out concert halls worldwide, but who exactly was this composer? He was terrified of public performance; he fled his...

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  8. Steve Jobs: The Man in the Machine (2015)

    Director
    Alex Gibney
    Subject
    Business studies; Technology
    Distribution
    Sale, DVD (Region 2 PAL, 128 minutes), £4.37

    Documentary about American businessman and co-founder of multinational tech company Apple Inc. The film details how Steve Jobs jeopardised his personal life and relationships while transforming Apple from a...

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  9. Mahler (2012)

    Director
    Ken Russell
    Subject
    Film studies; Music
    Distribution
    Sale, DVD (Region 2 PAL, 111 minutes), £12.99

    Russell’s portrait of the life of one of Gustav Mahler.

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  10. Being Shakespeare (2012 Video)

    Director
    Tom Cairns
    Subject
    Drama; Shakespeare
    Distribution
    Sale, DVD (Region 2 PAL, 109 minutes), £14.99

    A recording of Simon Callow’s one-man show about the life and work of Shakespeare.

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