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Goodman, John

Summary: Follows the lives of a group of New Orleans residents in the Tremé neighborhood after Hurricane Katrina.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: HBO Home Video 2012

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3 available in Television Series DVDs, Call number: DVD TV TRE

Summary: Amid the ruins of an American city, ordinary people--musicians, chefs, residents--find themselves clinging to a unique culture and wondering if the city that gave birth to that culture still has a future.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Home Box Office 2011

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Summary: This drama set in antebellum New Orleans stars Vanessa Williams as Henriette Delille, the first African-American canonized by the Vatican. A mixed-race woman who repudiates the hypocrisy of race, class and convention, Henriette chooses to accept a divine calling to help the downtrodden by founding a combination medical treatment center and school for the French community's black population....

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Screen Media Ventures 2000

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Summary: A photographer obsessed with the prostitutes in New Orleans' red-light district in 1917 is bewitched by a twelve-year-old child prostitute.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Paramount 2003

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

Summary: New Orleans, 38 months after. The city's musicians, chefs, Mardi Gras Indians, and others continue to rebuild their lives in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. But the promise of recovery, heightened by the historic election of a new president, is tempered by sobering economics, continued police corruption, and the ongoing specter of violence and crime. In these five final episodes of Treme,...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2014

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

Summary: A down on his luck detective travels from the tough streets of Brooklyn, to the hot jazz clubs of New Orleans, and finally to voodoo rituals in the swamps of Louisiana.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2004

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1 available in Crime / Mystery DVDs, Call number: DVD CRIME/MYSTERY ANG

Summary: Rampant crime and government ineptitude continue to cripple the city's recovery, with outside profiteers looking to cash in on short-term gains. The series' focus is still on ordinary people, but they no longer accept their lack of influence on the institutions that have controlled the city.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Home Box Office 2013

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

Summary: Charles Bronson demonstrates exactly what tough is in this two-fisted action drama about a drifter suddenly caught up in the fight game during the Great Depression. Chaney, a down-on-his-luck loner, hops a freight train to New Orleans where, on the seedier side of town, he tries to make some quick money the only way he knows how-- with his fists. Chaney approaches a hustler named Speed and...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment 2004

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1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD ACTION/ADVENTURE HAR

Summary: Revolves around an enigmatic smuggling ring's efforts to steal a priceless artifact and unfolds through the unique perspective of five characters, and shows how the choices of a single person can affect the outcome of things in a world where everything is interconnected.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Distributed by Vivendi Entertainment 2013

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1 available in Browsing Hot DVDs, Call number: DVD MOVIE POW

Williams, Tennessee

Summary: While visiting, Blanche DuBois, a beautiful alcoholic who embodies the virtues of the Old South, clashes with her brother-in-law Stanley Kowalski, a rising industrialist. As Blanche reveals the true nature of her visit to Stanley's residence, both Blanche and Stanley must face the saddening state of Southern values.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Caedmon 2008

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1 available in Compact Audio Disc, Call number: CD COMEDY/SPOKEN WIL

Summary: When four lifelong friends travel to New Orleans for the annual Essence Festival, sisterhoods are rekindled, wild sides are rediscovered, and there₂s enough dancing, drinking, brawling and romancing to make the Big Easy blush.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2017

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

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

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

Summary: Rebel without a cause (1955): The adolescent son of a well-to-do family gets into trouble with other kids and the police.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Distributed by Warner Home Video 2009

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

Summary: The exceptional young witches at Miss Robichaux's Academy are under assault by forces of ignorance and hate. Caught in the turmoil is new arrival, Zoe, who harbors a terrifying secret of her own. Fiona, a Supreme Witch with unimaginable powers, is determined to protect the Coven, but her obsessive quest for immortality will lead her to cross paths with a formidable voodoo queen and a murderous...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2014

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

Williams, Tennessee

Summary: Tennessee Williams' classic drama studies the emotional disintegration of a Southern woman whose last chance for happiness is destroyed by her vindictive brother-in-law.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: New Directions 2004

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 812.54 WIL

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 812.54 Williams 2004

Summary: Beautiful Catherine Holly is committed to a mental institution after witnessing the horrible death of her cousin at the hands of cannibals. Her rich aunt tries to influence a young neurosurgeon to surgically end Catherine's haunting hallucinations. By utilizing injections of truth serum, the neurosurgeon discovers that Catherine's delusions are in fact true and must confront the rich aunt...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Columbia TriStar Home Video 2000

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

Krist, Gary.

Summary: "From bestselling author Gary Krist, a vibrant and immersive account of New Orleans' other civil war, at a time when commercialized vice, jazz culture, and endemic crime defined the battlegrounds of the Crescent City. Empire of Sin re-creates the remarkable story of New Orleans' thirty-years war against itself, pitting the city's elite 'better half' against its powerful and long-entrenched...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Crown 2014

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Weatherford, Carole Boston

Summary: A poetic tribute to a lesser-known part of African-American history describes how after working relentlessly for more than six days, slaves in nineteenth-century New Orleans were permitted to congregate in Congo Square.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Little Bee Books 2016

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 976 WEA

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JE WEA

Fisher, TJ.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Morgana Press 2006

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1 available in Oversize, Call number: OVS 712.60976 FISH

Summary: When one of their own, Reuben Tishkoff, partners and builds a casino and hotel with known casino owner Willy Bank in Las Vegas, the last thing he ever wanted was to get cut out of the deal by the loathsome Bank. Bank even goes so far as to find amusement in Tishkoff's misfortune when the double crossing lands Reuben in the hospital because of a heart attack. However, Danny and his crew won't...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2007

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1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD Movie Ocean's 2007