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Summary: Aisha, a Senegalese immigrant, takes a job as a nanny for a wealthy white family in New York City. Separated from her son and casually exploited by her employers, Aisha finds herself consumed by unsettling visions and a growing rage, one that could either destroy or empower her.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2023

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1 available in NEW Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD HORROR NAN
1 available in Browsing Hot DVDs, Call number: HOT DVD

Summary: A country's bloody history stains the present in the Guatemalan auteur Jayro Bustamante's transfixing fusion of folk horror and searing political commentary, inspired by the real-life indictment of the authoritarian Efran̕ Ro̕s Montt for crimes against humanity. A notorious, now aging former military dictator stands trial for atrocities committed against Guatemala's Mayan communities. While...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2022

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1 available in Foreign DVDs, Call number: BLU-RAY FOREIGN LLO

Summary: The brief but incandescent life of rock-and-roll trailblazer Ritchie Valens is immortalized in this enthralling biopic from another Mexican American icon, Luis Valdez, the father of Chicano cinema. With sweetness and swagger, Lou Diamond Phillips embodies the 1950s California teenager who, forged by his fiercely supportive mother and rebellious brother, rises from his farm-working roots to...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2023

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Summary: Two years after his wife's unexpected death, Yusuke Kafuku arrives in Hiroshima to direct a production of Uncle Vanya for a theater festival and, through relationships with an actor with whom he shares a tangled history and a chauffeur with whom he develops a surprising rapport, finds himself confronting emotional scars. This quietly mesmerizing tale of love, art, grief, and healing is...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2022

Copies Available at Peninsula

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

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

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Summary: Freaks: A tale of love, deception, and retribution set among troupe of carnival sideshow performers, shunned by society because of their physical deformities.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2023

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1 available in NEW Digital Video Disc, Call number: BLU-RAY DRAMA TOD

Summary: A rediscovered treasure of 1990s DIY filmmaking, Cauleen Smith's Drylongso embeds an incisive look at racial injustice within a lovingly handmade buddy movie/murder mystery/romance. Alarmed by the rate at which the young Black men around her are dying, brash Oakland art student Pica attempts to preserve their existence in Polaroid snapshots, along the way forging a friendship with a woman in an...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2023

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1 available in Drama DVDs, Call number: BLU-RAY DRAMA DRY

Summary: The boundless imagination of Terry Gilliam yields a dazzling fantasy of epic proportions. Inspired by the extravagant exploits of the fabled Baron Munchausen, this spectacle born of a famously turbulent production follows the whimsical eighteenth-century nobleman as he embarks on an outlandish quest that takes him from faraway lands to the moon to the belly of a sea monster and beyond,...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2023

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1 available in Fantasy DVDs, Call number: BLU-RAY FANTASY ADV

Summary: A fictional account of one amazing night where icons Muhammad Ali, Malcolm X, Sam Cooke, and Jim Brown gathered discussing their roles in the Civil Rights Movement and cultural turmoil of the '60s.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2021

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

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

Summary: A fictional account of one amazing night where icons Muhammad Ali, Malcolm X, Sam Cooke, and Jim Brown gathered discussing their roles in the Civil Rights Movement and cultural turmoil of the '60s.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2021

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1 available in Drama DVDs, Call number: BLU-RAY DRAMA ONE

Summary: The trailblazing Joan Micklin Silver one of only five women to direct a film for a Hollywood studio in the 1970s digs fearlessly into the psychology of a thorny relationship in this anti-romantic comedy, based on Ann Beattie's best-selling novel, about lovelorn civil servant Charles and his married-but-separated coworker Laura. Months after their affair has ended, Charles is haunted by memories...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2023

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Summary: The crowning achievement of Claude Chabrol's career is a riveting study of class dynamics and the psychology of crime, starring Isabelle Huppert and Sandrine Bonnaire as a pair of outsiders who form a mysterious alliance that gradually goes haywire.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2023

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Summary: "An ecstatic voyage through the creative and spiritual universe of David Bowie, Moonage Daydream is a fittingly unclassifiable tribute to the shape-shifting rock iconoclast and his singular sound and vision. Exploding the conventions of the music documentary, director Brett Morgen remixes dazzling, never-before-seen footage of the artist throughout his career, reveling in his otherworldly...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2023

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Summary: "The Danish Dogme 95 movement that struck world cinema like a thunderbolt began with The Celebration, Thomas Vinterberg's international breakthrough, a lacerating chamber drama that uses the economic and aesthetic freedom of digital videoto achieve annihilating emotional intensity. On a wealthy man's sixtieth birthday, a sprawling group of family and friends convenese at his country estate for...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2022

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1 available in Foreign DVDs, Call number: BLU-RAY FOREIGN CEL

Summary: "This revelatory, award-winning debut feature from co-directors (and twin brothers) Arie and Chuko Esiri is a heartrending and hopeful portrait of everyday human endurance in Lagos, Nigeria. Shot on richly textured 16 mm film and infused with the spirit of neorealism, Eyimofe (This Is My Dream) traces the journeys of two distantly connected strangers--Mofe (Jude Akuwudike), an electrician...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2022

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1 available in Foreign Language, Call number: BLU-RAY FOREIGN EYI

Summary: Directors Albert and Allen Hughes and screenwriter Tyger Williams were barely into their twenties when they sent shock waves through American cinema and hip-hop culture with this fatalistic, unflinching vision of life and death on the streets of Watts, Los Angeles, in the 1990s. There, in the shadow of the riots of 1965 and 1992, young Caine is growing up under the influence of his ruthless,...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2021

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1 available in Crime / Mystery DVDs, Call number: BLU-RAY CRIME/MYSTERY MEN

Summary: "One of the most personal films by the prolific Hong Kong auteur Johnnie To is a thrilling love letter to both the cinema of Akira Kurosawa and the art and philosophy of judo. Amid the neon-drenched nightclubs and gambling dens of Hong Kong's nocturnal underworld, the fates of three wandering souls--a former judo champion now barely scraping by as an alcoholic bar owner (Louis Koo), a young...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2021

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

Summary: Wayne Wang's follow-up to his watershed indie Chan Is Missing is a family portrait that gracefully combines the director's signature gentle humanism and eye for poignant detail. Offering another fresh perspective on San Francisco's Chinese American community, Wang takes a bittersweet look at the generational pas de deux between an aging immigrant widow and her devoted daughter, torn between...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2023

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1 available in NEW Digital Video Disc, Call number: BLU-RAY COMEDY DIM

Summary: "More than just one of the greatest concert films ever made, The Last Waltz is an at once ecstatic and elegaic summation of a vital era in American rock music. Invited to capture the farewell performance of the legendary group The Band at San Francisco's Winterland Ballroom on Thanksgiving, 1976, Martin Scorsese conceived a new kind of music documentary. Enlisting seven camera operators (led by...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2022

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1 available in Music DVDs, Call number: BLU-RAY MUSIC LAS

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Summary: "A model-influencer couple get a ticket to the luxe life when they are invited aboard an all-expenses-paid cruise alongside a coterie of the rich and ghoulish, but an act of fate turns their Insta-perfect world upside down" --

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2023

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

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

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Summary: An undercover cop gets so deep in his assumed identity that he starts to act like the criminals he's trying to capture.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2021

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1 available in Action / Adventure DVDs, Call number: BLU-RAY ACTION/ADVENTURE DEE

Summary: "Sparks fly both on and off the court in this groundbreaking feature debut by writer-director Gina Prince-Bythewood (The Old Guard), which elevated the coming-of-age romance by giving honest expression to the challenges female athletes face in a world that doesn't see them as equal. Sanaa Lathan (Alien vs. Predator) and Omar Epps (Higher Learning) make for one of the most iconic screen couples...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2021

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

Summary: "This holy grail for both documentary and theater aficionados offers a tantalizingly rare glimpse behind the Broadway curtain. In 1970, right after the triumphant premiere of Stephen Sondheim's groundbreaking concept musical Company, the renowned composer and lyricist, his director Harold Price, the show's stars, and a large pit orchestra all went into a Manhattan recording studio as part of a...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2021

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

Summary: "The most savagely subversive film by the iconoclastic auteur Luchino Visconti employs the mechanics of deliriously stylized melodrama to portray Nazism's total corruption of the soul. In the wake of Hitler's ascent to power, the wealthy industrialist von Essenbeck family and their associates--including the scheming social climber Friedrich (Dirk Bogarde), the conniving matriarch Sophie (Ingrid...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2021

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

Summary: Facing the reality of losing her beloved father to dementia, director Kirsten Johnson decides to make a film that would help both of them to prepare for the end of his life.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Criterion Collection 2022

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1 available in Documentary DVDs, Call number: BLU-RAY DOC DIC

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