DOCUMENTARY FEATURE BLOCK

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Availability ended 3/2/2021 11:59am EST

THE HARDEST DAY

Availability ended 3/4/2021 12:59am EST
Once purchased, films will be available to view any time between Feb. 25th, 6pm EST and March 1st, 11:59pm EST.
The Hardest Day is an unprecedented film that explores the intimacy of the human-animal bond and the last moments between. A meditation on love, loss and the intersection, the film also offers a profound insight into the veterinarians and support staff who help along the way.

RIDERS OF THE PURPLE SAGE

Once purchased, films will be available to view any time between Feb. 25th, 6pm EST and March 1st, 11:59pm EST.
America’s cowboy culture and opera’s hallowed traditions converge in a documentary film that celebrates the collaborative power of art.

THE ONE AND ONLY JEWISH MISS AMERICA

Once purchased, films will be available to view any time between Feb. 25th, 6pm EST and March 1st, 11:59pm EST.
The surprising story of Bess Myerson, the talented beauty queen from the Bronx, and how she won the world’s most famous beauty pageant 75 years ago, at the tail end of World War II. The film follows Bess, the middle daughter of poor Russian immigrants, from her childhood in a one-bedroom Jewish housing project apartment through the suspense-filled pageant. Impressed by the college-educated musician, the judges chose her in spite of anonymous threatening phone calls and sponsor disapproval of a Jewish pageant winner. On her 1945 Miss America tour, Bess faced antisemitism and closed doors at race-restricted venues which did not allow Jews. It is also a story of courage as her disappointment turned to determination, leading Bess Myerson to start her own tour to teach tolerance at high schools and colleges around the country -- a tour which launched her lifelong passion for justice.