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November 18 DVD Releases

A film by Dave Ohlson

75 minutes, documentary, color, English, 2012

DVD Extras: Short Film: After K2 • Extended Interviews •
Deleted Scene: Death on Broad Peak • Bonus Clips

Two world-class alpinists including National Geographic’s “Explorer of the Year” Gerlinde Kaltenbrunner team up in a dangerous foray of high altitude mountaineering in this breathtaking documentary. The film follows their attempt to reach the summit of K2, the world’s most challenging peak, on the 100-year anniversary of a landmark expedition led by the Duke of the Abruzzi.

K2 also explores the history and geography of the legendary Karakoram Range while contemplating the
risks and rewards of modern-day exploration. The second highest peak on Earth, K2 is also one of the most dangerous: for every four people who have reached the summit, one has died trying." As Ernest Hardy wrote in The Village Voice, "K2 offers great beauty while capturing something of what pulls the adventurous to try to reach the world's second highest peak."

• 2014 Theatrical Release

“As thrilling as any Hollywood summer blockbuster, with real-life plot twists of death, unexpected heroism, and surprise endings...a must-see!” - The Village Voice

“Beautiful mountaineering account of one modern expedition that draws fruitfully upon the lore of another.” - The Hollywood Reporter

“Astonishing...captures courage, hardship and at times defeat, but above all documents the mountain itself, in all its staggering majesty.” - Film Journal

DVD packaged in certified Green Forestry eco pack
UPC: 720229916295 | Catalog #: FRF916295D | $24.95 | Street: November 18

A film by Kathrin Seelmann-Eggebert

53 minutes, documentary, color, English, 2013

In January 1961, a new generation in the guise of John F. Kennedy moved into the White House. All of a sudden politics were youthful, dynamic and sexy. During the brief period in which he was in office, the first pop star of politics accompanied America through the darkest days of the Cold War. At the same time, his signal to embark in new directions was eagerly welcomed by younger generations all around the world. Later on, Jackie Kennedy was to compare his presidency with Camelot – the legendary court of King Arthur.

Yet, there were also dark sides to this popular president’s life. Kennedy had countless affairs. And behind the brilliant politician was a very sick man who needed to take up to 12 medicines a day.

JFK: The Private President features reminiscences by Robert Kennedy Jr. and Matthew Maxwell Kennedy, the sons of Robert Kennedy as well as JFK’s friend Harry Belafonte, his closest adviser Ted Sorensen, and Sergei Nikitich Khrushchev, the son of the former Russian leader. Rare footage from the private archives of the Kennedys in HD provide an intimate view of the life of the legendary First Family.

UPC: 720229916264 | Catalog #: FRF916264D | $24.95 | Street: November 18

A film by David Gaynes

72 minutes, documentary, color, English, 2014

DVD Extras: 7 Deleted Scenes including Alternate Ending 2 Theatrical Promos

Choosing life in life’s final chapter is the subject of Next Year Jerusalem, a lyrical portrait of eight nursing home residents who make a pilgrimage to Israel.

We accompany these individuals across stunning Israeli historical sites and landscapes, from desert to mountains to inland sea. But this is not a story about tourists in a foreign land; rather it is a meditation on the sanctity of the human experience and the wisdom acquired over a lifetime.

Surprisingly uplifting, Next Year Jerusalem is a true exploration of living and dying, hope and fear, and travel and memory...a celebration of, and a tribute to, life’s eldest travelers.

• 2014 Theatrical Release

“Laced with unspoken insights.” - The New York Times

“A glowing meditation on the power of the human spirit.” - Criterion Cast

“A charming and delightful celebration of life at the end of life.” - This Week in New York

“Life can begin at 90 - something that this warm and winning documentary demonstrates with admirable humanity.” - Film Journal

“It's a privilege getting to know these determined, inspiring seniors.” - Los Angeles Times

DVD packaged in certified Green Forestry eco pack
UPC: 720229916158 | Catalog #: FRF916158D | $24.95 | Street: November 18

A film by Mevlut Akkaya, Ron Frank & Lawrence Richards

77 minutes, documentary, color, English, 2013

DVD Extras: 5 Shorts (Newsreel • She's More to be Pitied • Friar's Club Roundtable • Mrs. Schwartz Comes Back • The Future of the Catskills)

Why are there so many Jewish comedians? When Comedy Went to School answers this question with an entertaining portrait of this country's greatest generation of comics - the generation that includes the likes of Jerry Lewis, Sid Caesar, Jackie Mason, Mort Sahl, and Jerry Stiller, all of whom make appearances in the film, sharing hilarious and personal experiences.

The answer is also found in upstate New York's Catskill Mountains, aka the Borscht Belt, where Jewish immigrants transformed lush farmland into the 20th century's largest resort complex. Those Catskill hotels and bungalow colonies provided the setting for a remarkable group of young Jewish-American comedians to hone their craft and become worldwide legends. It was truly When Comedy Went to School.

“Enchanting!” - Village Voice

Hilariously funny and delightfully nostalgic.” -

“Charming.” - NPR

“Very entertaining!” - The Star-Ledger

“A must-see for any fan of the current crop of standup comedians. I really like this film!”
- Mile High Radio

“Fascinating and funny!” - San Francisco Chronicle

“Saucy and spirited!” - New York Daily News

UPC: 720229916271 | Catalog #: FRF916271D | $24.95 | Street: November 18
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