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Title Prohibition [videorecording] / a production of Florentine Films and WETA Television ; written by Geoffrey C. Ward ; produced by Sarah Botstein, Lynn Novick and Ken Burns ; directed by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick

Publ Info Culver City, Calif. : PBS Home Video, [2011]
2011
LOCATION CALL # STATUS NOTE
 RWU Main Audio-Visual  AV DEPT HV5089 .P964 2011    AVAILABLE
Descript 3 videodiscs (approximately 360 min.) : sound, color with black & white sequences ; 4 3/4 in
two-dimensional moving image rdacontent
video rdamedia
videodisc rdacarrier
Contents Disc 1: A nation of drunkards , special features -- Disc 2: A nation of scofflaws -- Disc 3: A nation of hypocrites
Note Special features: additional scenes ; interviews ; outtakes
Cinematography, Buddy Squires with Allen Moore and Stephen McCarthy ; edited by Tricia Reidy, Erick Ewers and Ryan Gifford
DVD; NTSC; Region 1; widescreen (aspect ratio 2.35:1) presentation; Dolby Digital stereo
English or Spanish dialogue with optional Spanish subtitles. Subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing (SDH)
Narrated by Peter Coyote with Patricia Clarkson, Blythe Danner, Paul Giamatti, Tom Hanks, John Lithgow and Oliver Platt
Not rated
This videodisc explores the extraordinary story of what happens when a freedom-loving nation outlaws the sale of intoxicating liquor, and the disastrous unintended consequences that follow. The utterly relevant cautionary tale raises profound questions about the proper role of government and the limits of legislating morality. When the country goes dry in 1920, after a century of debate, millions of law-abiding Americans become lawbreakers overnight
LC subject Prohibition -- United States -- History
United States -- History -- 1919-1933
Liquor laws -- United States -- History
Documentary television programs. lcgft
Nonfiction television programs. lcgft
Video recordings for the hearing impaired. lcgft
Add Author Coyote, Peter, narrator
Clarkson, Patricia, narrator
Danner, Blythe, performer
Giamatti, Paul, performer
Hanks, Tom, performer
Lithgow, John, 1945- performer
Platt, Oliver, performer
Ward, Geoffrey C., screenwriter
Botstein, Sarah, 1972- producer
Novick, Lynn, producer, director
Burns, Ken, 1953- producer, director
Florentine Films
WETA-TV (Television station : Washington, D.C.)
PBS Home Video
Music # PROH600