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Summary: Vera Drake tells of a woman in 1950s England who is devoted to caring for her family, but secretly aids women who want to terminate unwanted pregnancies. When the authorities find her out, Vera's world and family life rapidly unravel.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: New Line Home Entertainment 2005

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD Movie Vera 2005

Summary: A young black woman searches for her birth parents and finds that her mother is white.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, Inc. 2005

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Summary: Brings the world of Gilbert and Sullivan to life as a dramatization of the staging of the duo's legendary 1885 comic opera, The Mikado. The world-famous Victorian librettist and composer, along with their troupe of temperamental actors, must battle personal and professional demons while mounting this major production becomes an epic about the harsh realities of creative expression.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Criterion Collection 2011

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Summary: A working class British couple must deal with the man's mother, sister, and brother-in-law as they all struggle to find their own versions of social and financial survival.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: BFS Entertainment 2009

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Summary: Tensions abound and the music swells in the story about the famous musical team of Gilbert and Sullivan. The two men who were extremely different in size and stature were even more different in temperament and style. Yet, they still managed to create memorable theater. This is the story of the making of one of their most famous collaborations, The Mikado.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: USA Home Entertainment 2000

Copies Available at Woodmere

2 available in Musicals DVDs, Call number: DVD MUSICALS TOP

Summary: Poppy is a life-loving and irrepressibly cheerful primary school teacher. She is thirty years old, single, and infinitely optimistic and accepting. She lives with her best friend and flatmate Zoe in London. She is tested by a repressed driving instructor with anger problems, and, in turn, she decides to test him. She has exciting flamenco lessons, an encounter with a homeless man, an argument...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Miramax Home Entertainment 2009

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Summary: An amusing portrait of a working-class family in a suburb just north of London, an irrepressible mum and dad and their night-and-day twins, a bookish good girl and a sneering layabout. A vivid, lived-in story of ordinary existence, in which even modest dreams (such as the father's desire to open a food truck) carry enormous weight. Perched on the line between humor and melancholy.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Criterion Collection 2013

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Summary: Explores the last quarter century of the great if eccentric British painter J.M.W. Turner (1775-1851). Profoundly affected by the death of his father, loved by a housekeeper he takes for granted and occasionally exploits sexually, he forms a close relationship with a seaside landlady with whom he eventually lives incognito in Chelsea, where he dies.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2015

Copies Available at Woodmere

2 available in Drama DVDs, Call number: DVD DRAMA MR.

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD Movie Mr. 2015

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