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76 minutes, color, 2010

A film by Nicole Opper
DVD Bonus Features • Update on Avery • Outreach • Director Biography

UPC: 7-20229-91425-3
Catalog #: FRF 914253D
SRP: $24.95 /
Can. $29.95

Street Date: August 17


With white Jewish lesbians for parents and two adopted brothers, Brooklyn teen Avery, a local track star in high school, grew up in a unique and loving household.

But Avery’s curiosity about her African-American roots compels her to contact her birth mother, thrusting her into a complicated exploration of race and identity that threatens to distance her from her family.

OFF AND RUNNING follows Avery on her quest as she attempts to pick up the pieces of her life and make sense of her place in the world.


“An amazing story about adoption, families, love and perseverance... beautiful, honest and inspiring. I recommend that everybody sees it.” - Rosie O'Donnell

Beautiful! Packs an emotional wallop.” - New York Daily News

“CRITIC S’ PICK ! Fascinating and intimate.” - New York Magazine

“Richly satisfying!” - The Village Voice

“Intensely moving.” - The Boston Globe

“A remarkably intimate, exceptional story.” - Time Out New York

“As the father of an adopted daughter, I was very moved. But the film is so well done that just about anybody will have that feeling.” - V.A. Musetto, New York Post



97 minutes, color, 2009

A film by Andrew Jacobs

DVD Bonus Features Personal Stories of Survival • Hymie's Story • Deleted Scenes • The Director on Making the Documentary

UPC: 7-20229-91436-9
Catalog #: FRF 914369D
SRP: $24.95 /
Can. $29.95

Street Date: August 17


Haunted by the past but driven by an unquenchable passion for living, an aging group of Holocaust survivors gathers each summer at an idyllic hideaway in the Catskills, where they savor tightly bonded friendships, find new love and celebrate their survival.

Directed by New York Times journalist Andrew Jacobs, with cinematography by the legendary Albert Maysles (Gimme Shelter, Grey Gardens), FOUR SEASONS LODGE is an inspiring and surprisingly funny documentary that captures what may be the final season for a remarkable tribe of survivors who have found that dancing, laughter and late-night revelry may be the best revenge on Hitler.


“A subtle yet unforgettable experience that is one of the best films of the decade. An extraordinary accomplishment.” - This Week in New York

“Surprising, joyous! Inspirational in unexpected ways.” - Los Angeles Times

“The awesome spectacle of life triumphing over annihilation.” - The New York Times

“Life affirming, touching and pitch-perfect!” - New York Post

“Film poetry akin to Michael Apted’s ongoing UP series” - Slant Magazine

“Timeless, compelling, tender and intimate moments.” - The Boston Globe

“Warmly entertaining, priceless! The ultimate revenge on Hitler.” - Time Out New York

“Quietly powerful and rewarding.” - The Oregonian

“A heartwarming, poignant, and surprisingly funny film.” - East Hampton Press

“Neil Simon should only write such dialogue!” - The Jewish Week



268 minutes, color

3 films on 3 discs

Bonus Materials include: Behind the Scenes Footage • Deleted Scenes • Interviews • Photo Galleries • Bonus Films • And More!

UPC: 7-20229-91435-2
Catalog #: FRF 914352D
SRP: $49.95 /
Can. $59.95

Street Date: August 17


This new DVD box set includes three unforgettable films about the sport of professional bike racing. From Tour de France racing action to going behind the scenes with America’s premiere ProTour team to a revealing look at the current world champion, THE HEART OF THE PELOTON is guaranteed to please the hard-core enthusiast and the newcomers to the sport as well. The following films are included in this new collection:


Le Tour de France, the toughest bicycle race of all, recently celebrated its 100th birthday. Year after year this spectacular event fascinates millions of people worldwide. But within the beauty of the French countryside and the tensions of the race, Academy Award Winner Pepe Danquart chose to illustrate the torture and the pain, the fear and the courage of the riders of the Tour. In the process he captures the thrill of the race, the essence of the stunning landscape, and shines light on the Tour's supporting cast - the masseurs, managers, fans and more. Adding a fine sense of history, HELL ON WHEELS transcends the sport it celebrates to reveal an astonishing human endeavor.


BLOOD, SWEAT + GEARS is the story of a unique American professional cycling team, a team devoted not only to cleaning up the sport of cycling but to succeeding in the Tour de France. Setting off from the frozen roads of a Colorado winter, racing over the dangerous cobblestones of the Spring classic Paris-Roubaix, and finally arriving at the Champs-Elysees, the grand Parisian boulevard which marks the end of the Tour de France, this riveting, eye-opening documentary takes viewers on an incredible emotional journey, following the ups and downs of an underdog cycling team as they try, against all odds, to ride triumphantly into Paris.


YELL FOR CADEL goes behind the scenes at the Tour de France to reveal how a world class cyclist – Australian Cadel Evans, the recent winner of the World Championships – prepares for the world’s toughest bike race. For over 100 years this spectacular three week race across the mountains, valleys and cities of France has fascinated millions of people worldwide, who cheer on their favorite riders. Feel the tension, the passion and the excitement of one of the world’s foremost sporting competitions as Cadel and the rest of his Silence-Lotto racing team prepare for their ‘08 Tour de France campaign. Evans has long been a favorite at the Tour; he’s never won...but this could be his year.


“A beautiful film that captures the Tour de France’s defining moments. Stunning cinematography... High drama... Essential viewing!” - (on Hell on Wheels)

“An amazing inside look at these worldclass athletes. The story is great, the images memorable - a great way to get pumped for the Tour de France!” - Chicago Now (on Blood, Sweat + Gears)

“Insightful, beautiful! Essential viewing for any fan.” - Velonews (on Hell on Wheels)

“Gorgeous! A fascinating glimpse inside the lives of people whose dedication to, and sacrifice for a sport is nothing short of remarkable.” - ONTV Online Reviews (on Blood, Sweat + Gears)

“Lays bare the agony and the ecstasy of cycling’s premier event. Guaranteed to give noncyclists a greater appreciation of the sport.” - The Sunday Mail (Australia, on Hell on Wheels)

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