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Summary: Eleven year-old Akeelah Anderson's life is not easy: her father is dead, her mom ignores her, her brother runs with the local gangbangers. She is a smart girl, but her environment threatens to strangle her aspirations. Responding to a threat by her school's principal, Akeelah decides to participate in a spelling bee to avoid detention for her many absences. Much to her surprise and...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Lions Gate Home Entertainment 2006

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1 available in Family DVDs, Call number: DVD FAMILY AKE

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1 available in Family DVDs, Call number: DVD Family Akeelah 2006

Summary: The origins of the Colombian drug trade, as seen through eyes of an indigenous Wayuu family that becomes involved in the booming business of selling marijuana to American youth in the 1970s. When greed, passion and honor collide, a fratricidal war breaks out and puts their lives, culture, and ancestral traditions at stake.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2019

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1 available in NEW Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD FOREIGN BIR

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Summary: Andre "Dre" Johnson has it all...a job as a top ad exec, a beautiful doctor wife, four great kids and a lovely, well-appointed house in the suburbs. And he's not about to let his family forget how they got there. Keeping cultural identity alive is not without its challenges for this man on a mission. With perpetual pushback from clueless coworkers, an outspoken father, and even the wife and...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2015

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1 available in Television Series DVDs, Call number: DVD TV BLA

Summary: A satirical drama reflecting the times, about the sense of community, moral courage and the affluent person's need for egocentricity in an increasingly uncertain world.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Magnolia Home Entertainment 2018

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2 available in Comedy DVDs, Call number: DVD COMEDY SQU

Summary: Two pairs of parents, one of whose child has hurt the other at a public park, meet to discuss the matter in a civilized manner. However, the evening becomes quite chaotic as the parents become increasingly childish.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment 2012

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1 available in Comedy DVDs, Call number: DVD COMEDY CAR

Summary: An intimate, moving portrait of Queen Elizabeth and Tony Blair following the untimely death of Princess Diana. The Queen's restrained reaction causes a public relations debacle that Prime Minister Blair must defuse. The two struggle to reach a compromise between what was a private tragedy for the Royal family and the public's demand for an open display of mourning.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Miramax Home Entertainment 2007

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1 available in Drama DVDs, Call number: DVD DRAMA QUE

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1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD MOVIE QUE

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1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD MOVIE Queen

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1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD Q

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1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD QUE RATED PG-13

Summary: The world's top directors and some of America's top stars create a panoramic portrait of Paris. Find yourself transported by these sexy, romantic, haunting, dramatic, and beautiful stories.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: First Look Home Entertainment 2007

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Summary: From director Gaspar Noe comes a hypnotic, hallucinatory, and ultimately hair-raising depiction of a party that descends into delirium over the course of one night. A troupe of young dancers gathers in a remote and empty school building to rehearse. Afterward, they begin an all-night celebration that turns nightmarish as they discover they've been pounding sangria laced with potent LSD....

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2019

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2 available in Browsing Hot DVDs, Call number: HOT DVD

Summary: For years, Marie and Jean have spent their vacations at their country home. One day at the beach, Marie falls asleep while Jean goes for a swim. When she awakens, he is gone. Marie notifies the authorities and even after an extensive search, no body is found. Did he drown or did he just run off?

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Fox Lorber Films 2001

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1 available in Foreign DVDs, Call number: DVD FOREIGN UND

Summary: Set in Germany and France in the immediate aftermath of the First World War (1914-1918), the film recalls the mourning period that follows great national tragedies as seen through the eyes of the war's 'lost generation': Anna, a bereft young German woman whose fiancé, Frantz, was killed during trench warfare, and Adrien, a French veteran of the war who shows up mysteriously in her town, placing...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Music Box Films 2017

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1 available in Foreign DVDs, Call number: DVD FOREIGN FRA

Summary: In the 28th century, Valerian and Laureline are a team of special operatives charged with maintaining order throughout the human territories. Under assignment from the Minister of Defense, the two embark on a mission to the astonishing city of Alpha. A mystery is at the center of Alpha, a dark force which threatens the peaceful existence of the city.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2017

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1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD MOVIE VAL

Summary: Irene is with her elderly paramour, on the Riviera, to celebrate her birthday. When he falls asleep on her, she decides to slip down to the hotel bar. There, she mistakes barman Jean for a wealthy guest. He encourages the deceit by taking her up to the Royal Suite for the night. The following year, the same thing happens. This time her lover finds out and disowns her. Knowing Jean is a barman...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: First Look Home Entertainment 2008

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1 available in Foreign DVDs, Call number: DVD FOREIGN PRI

Summary: "Antonio, a successful but cash-poor merchant, approaches Shylock, a wealthy moneylender, for a loan to help his young friend Bassanio woo the fair Portia. Despite being longtime enemies, Shylock grants the request, but demands one pound of Antonio's flesh if the debt is not repaid on time. When Antonio defaults on the loan, Shylock seeks what is legally owed him but soon learns that those to...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Sony Pictures Classics 2005

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1 available in Drama DVDs, Call number: DVD DRAMA MER

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1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD M

Summary: A carpenter recovering from a heart attack befriends a single mother and her two kids as together they battle the national health care system.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: The Criterion Collection 2018

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1 available in Drama DVDs, Call number: DVD DRAMA I

Summary: A coming-of-age tale set in the final days of China's Cultural Revolution. Eleven-year-old Wang lives with his family in a remote village in Guizhou Province. Life is tough, but they make the most of what little they have. When Wang is selected to lead his school in daily gymnastics, he is told he must wear a clean, new shirt, which forces his family to make a great sacrifice. Soon after, Wang...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: First Run Features 2011

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1 available in Foreign DVDs, Call number: DVD FOREIGN ELE

Summary: Tells the true story of boxer Roberto Duran and his trainer, Ray Arcel.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Anchor Bay Entertainment 2016

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2 available in Action / Adventure DVDs, Call number: DVD ACTION/ADVENTURE HAN

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Summary: A group of bullied kids band together when a monster, taking the appearance of a clown, begins hunting children.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Warner Bros. Home Entertainment 2018

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1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD IT RATED R

Summary: Tells the story of black South African freedom music and the central role it played against apartheid. Specifically considers the music that sustained and galvanized blacks for more than 40 years. Focuses on the struggle's spiritural dimension named for the Xhosa word for "power". An uplifting story of human courage, resolve and triumph.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Artisan Home Entertainment 2003

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1 available in Documentary DVDs, Call number: DVD DOC AMA

Summary: 1921 not far from Paris. It is party day at Marguerite Dumont's castle. Nobody knows much about this woman except that she is rich and that her whole life is devoted to her passion: music. When a young, provocative journalist decides to write a rave article on her latest performance, Marguerite starts to believe even further in her talent. This gives her the courage she needs to follow her dream.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2016

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1 available in TC Film Fest DVDs, Call number: DVD TCFF MAR

Summary: A bicyclist is kidnapped from the Tour de France by mysterious gangsters; his grandmother travels to the city of Belleville (which has a sardonic version of the Statue of Liberty in its harbor), where she tracks him down with the help of a musical trio gone to seed, the Belleville Triplets.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Sony Pictures Classics 2004

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1 available in Comedy DVDs, Call number: DVD COMEDY TRI

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1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD TRI RATED PG13

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Summary: Under the cover of darkness a small boy, Maki, loosens the shackles that bind him and escapes into the desert night. Pursued by slavers across the moon-lit savanna, Maki meets Zarafa, a baby giraffe, and an orphan, just like him, as well as the nomad Hassan, Prince of the Desert. Hassan takes them to Alexandria for an audience with the Pasha of Egypt, who orders him to deliver the exotic animal...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: GKIDS 2015

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1 available in Family DVDs, Call number: DVD FAMILY ZAR

Summary: Seven-time Italian prime minister Giulio Andreotti's long career was dogged by persistent accusations of conspiracy, Mafia connections and state-sponsored terror. This compelling film explores the shocking political machinations and shady criminal underworld surrounding this fascinating and controversial figure.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: MPI Home Video 2009

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2 available in Foreign DVDs, Call number: DVD FOREIGN DIV

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Summary: Monte and his baby daughter are the last survivors of a damned and dangerous mission to deep space. The crew, death row inmates led by a doctor with sinister motives, has vanished. As the mystery of what happened onboard the ship is unraveled, father and daughter must rely on each other to survive as they hurtle toward the oblivion of a black hole.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2019

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Summary: While Batya, a struggling waitress, cares for a mysterious child that appeared to her out of the sea. Newlywed Keren nurses a broken leg and a ruined honeymoon. Filipino migrant worker Joy tries to support her son back home. A reflection on making connections and confronting destiny in a deconstructed urban landscape.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Zeitgeist Films 2008

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1 available in Foreign DVDs, Call number: DVD FOREIGN JEL