English & Language Arts


New! The Plot Against America 360 min.

Based on the Philip Roth novel of the same name, this HBO series imagines an alternate American history during World War II, told through the eyes of a working-class Jewish family in New Jersey as they endure the political rise of Charles Lindbergh, an aviator-hero and xenophobic populist, who captures the presidency and turns the nation toward fascism.

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2020

New! The Plot Against America - Part 1 59 min.

Herman looks to move the family to a new neighborhood, as Bess worries about leaving their tight-knit Jewish community amid growing anti-Semitism.

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2020

New! The Plot Against America - Part 2 59 min.

Bengelsdorf, with Evelyn as his assistant, becomes a fundamental asset in the Lindbergh camp. Alvin decides between serving a local magnate or fighting the fascist forces spreading across the world.

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2020

New! The Plot Against America - Part 3 59 min.

In the early days of the Lindbergh administration, Herman decides the family will continue with their planned trip to Washington, D.C., despite Bess’ desire to visit Canada, where Jewish families are emigrating. After paying a visit to Evelyn, Sandy shows interest in an assimilation program targeting Jewish youth and spearheaded by Bengelsdorf. In London, Alvin stands out during his military train...

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New! The Plot Against America - Part 4 60 min.

Evelyn and Bengelsdorf receive an invitation from Mrs. Lindbergh to a state dinner for Nazi Germany’s foreign minister, as Evelyn makes Sandy the face of the youth assimilation program. Back from war, Alvin takes a job at his uncle’s warehouse. Philip is traumatized by a death in the neighborhood.

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New! The Plot Against America - Part 5 60 min.

After learning the family has been selected for an essentially forced relocation to Kentucky under the Homestead Act, Herman looks to make a challenge in court, while Bess and Philip appeal to Bengelsdorf and Evelyn, respectively. Later, Bess gives Herman an ultimatum when violence breaks out at a rally for Lindbergh’s most public liberal challenger.

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2020

New! The Plot Against America - Part 6 73 min.

As riots and conspiracies spread across the country in the lead up to Election Day, Herman takes measures to keep his family safe. Meanwhile, Bess does all she can at a great distance to help a small child caught in a maelstrom of anti-Semitism in Kentucky. Alvin is recruited for a new and secret mission as the ties that bind the Levins together are stressed.

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2020

The Second Shepherds' Play 46 min.

The Second Shepherds’ Play was written in the middle ages by a playwright known to scholars today as the Wakefield Master. The comic-drama focuses on Col, the nominal leader of three shepherds and their encounter with Mak, the local thief. In the middle of the night, Mak casts a spell over the three and makes off with a lamb. Arriving home, his wife Gill disguises the lamb as a baby and when the S...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2020

Melville's Moby Dick: The Back-Story 39 min.

This program explores Melville's intentions in writing Moby Dick. This classic sea tale of revenge and spiritual depravity is arguably one of the most studied works in American literature. Divided into five chapters, James H. Bride, the host, establishes Melville's formative years, his whaling experiences in the South Pacific and then to Arrowsmith Farm in Pittsfield, Massachusetts, where Melville...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2019

N. Scott Momaday: Words from a Bear 85 min.

When N. Scott Momaday won the 1969 Pulitzer Prize, it marked one of the first major acknowledgments of Native American literature and culture. Now, Momaday’s words come to life in this biography of a celebrated Native American storyteller.

Formats: Streaming Copyright Date: 2019