April 20, 2014

Movies, TV and Documentaries

These new additions to our film collection are worth a look.
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The Artist and the Model

from Spain (in French)

Summer of 1943. In occupied France, not far from the Spanish border, a famous old sculptor, who is tired of life and wars, finds the desire to work again on his last masterpiece when a beautiful young Spanish girl comes knocking after escaping a refugee camp in the South of France.

Available as DVD

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Caesar Must Die

from Italy

As part of a rehabilitative prison program, inmates at a high-security prison in Rome prepare for a public performance of Shakespeare's Julius Caesar. As they rehearse, the prisoners find that the classic play has both a striking resonance and contrast to their confined lives.

Available as DVD

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Compliance

starring Dreama Walker

Inspired by true events, Compliance tells the chilling story of just how far one might go to obey a figure of authority. On a particularly busy day at a suburban Ohio fast food restaurant, high-strung manager Sandra (Ann Dowd) receives a phone call from a police officer saying that an employee, a pretty young blonde named Becky, has stolen money from a customer. Convinced she's only doing what's right, Sandra commences the investigation, following step-by-step instructions from the officer at the other end of the line.

Available as DVD

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The Punk Singer

starring Kathleen Hanna

This documentary explores the life of activist, musician, and cultural icon Kathleen Hanna, who formed the punk band Bikini Kill and pioneered the 'riot grrrl' movement of the 1990s. "a poignant, intimate portrait of a larger-than-life personality" - Time Out New York

Available as DVD

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