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These new additions to our film collection are worth a look.

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Decline of Western Civilization, Part 1

Director: Penelope Spheeris

These legendary music documentaries have only been released on VHS until now. The Los Angeles punk music scene circa 1980 is the focus of the Part I film. Part I features Alice Bag Band, Black Flag, Catholic Discipline, Circle Jerks, Fear, Germs, and X. Part II and III are also available through Overdrive.

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Starring: Paul Rudd, Lauren Ambrose, Josh Hamilton, Ken Marino, Sarah Paulson, and Maura Tierney

The story of two generations of hard-living clam diggers trying to maintain their way of life in the midst of the enormous changes swirling around them. A funny, heartfelt '70s-era period piece set in the still-unspoiled Hamptons area of Long Island.

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First Period

Director: Charlie Vaughn

New girl Cassie and outcast Maggie are determined to be popular, and together they intend to take over the annual talent contest and win over the whole school.

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Starring: Paul Sorvino and Harry Hamlin

The coming-of-age story of Daanyik, a nine-year-old Russian boy whose family immigrates to the United States in the late 1970s to pursue the American Dream. Daanyik's childhood of pencil drawings and toy soldier battles in Moscow is interrupted overnight as he is hurled into the harsh reality of adulthood in New York City. Upon losing his father Deema, Daanyik and his mother Meela are left poor, alone, and helpless in a foreign land.

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