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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.

Imprint Hollywood, Calif. : Distributed by Paramount Home Entertainment, c2011.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Eureka DVD Collection  DVD867    ---  Available
 Pittsburg 1st Fl DVD Collection  DVD Prohibition    ---  DUE 05-01-20
Description 3 videodiscs (ca. 360 min.) : sd., col. with b&w sequences ; 4 3/4 in.
System Details DVD, region 1, widescreen presentation; Dolby Digital stereo.
Source NAV 12/11 PPL
Language English or Spanish dialogue with optional English or Spanish subtitles; optional descriptive audio in English for the visually impaired.
Cast Narrated by Peter Coyote with Patricia Clarkson, Blythe Danner, Paul Giamatti, Tom Hanks, John Lithgow and Oliver Platt.
Credits Cinematography, Buddy Squires with Allen Moore and Stephen McCarthy ; edited by, Tricia Reidy, Erik Ewers and Ryan Gifford.
Audience Not rated.
Summary 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.
Note Special features: In the studio; Bonus scenes; Interview outtakes.
Subject Prohibition -- United States -- History.
DVD-Video discs.
United States -- History -- 1919-1933.
Liquor laws -- United States -- History.
Genre/Form Documentary films.
Added Author Burns, Ken, 1953-
Ward, Geoffrey C.
Botstein, Sarah, 1972- Producer.
Novick, Lynn.
Coyote, Peter.
Clarkson, Patricia, 1959-
Danner, Blythe.
Giamatti, Paul.
Hanks, Tom.
Lithgow, John, 1945-
Platt, Oliver, 1960-
Florentine Films.
WETA-TV (Television station : Washington, D.C.)
PBS Home Video.
Paramount Home Entertainment (Firm)
ISBN 9781608834303
Standard No. 841887014335
Music No. 822474 Paramount Home Entertainment

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