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September 17, 2019
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Monrovia, Indiana.

September 6, 2019
1 online resource (streaming video file) (144 minutes): digital, .flv file, sound
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Frederick Wiseman's new documentary explores a small town in rural America and illustrates how values like community service, duty, spiritual life, generosity and authenticity are formed, experienced and lived along with conflicting stereotypes. The film gives a complex and nuanced view of daily life in Monrovia and provides some understanding of a way of life whose influence and force have not always been recognized or understood in the big cities on the east and west coasts of America and in other countries. Official Selection at the **Toronto International Film Festival** and **Venice Film Festival**. "*A calmly analytical film in which-as ever in Wiseman's work-extended discussions and public debates are developed with an absorbing dramatic power.*" - Richard Brody, ***The New Yorker***

The Bookshop.

September 6, 2019
1 online resource (streaming video file) (113 minutes): digital, .flv file, sound
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England, 1959. Free-spirited widow Florence Green (Emily Mortimer) risks everything to open a bookshop in a conservative East Anglian coastal town. While bringing about a surprising cultural awakening through works by Ray Bradbury and Vladimir Nabokov, she earns the polite but ruthless opposition of a local grand dame (Patricia Clarkson) and the support and affection of a reclusive book loving widower (Bill Nighy). As Florence's obstacles amass and bear suspicious signs of a local power struggle, she is forced to ask: is there a place for a bookshop in a town that may not want one? Winner of Best Film, Best Director and Best Adapted Screenplay at the **Goya Awards**. *"Coixet has a lyrical sense of place, and she has made a charming, well-acted adaptation that ably conjures visual pleasure out of the written word..." - Ella Taylor, **NPR***

Oranges and Sunshine.

September 6, 2019
1 online resource (streaming video file) (106 minutes): digital, .flv file, sound
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This is the story of Margaret Humphreys (Emily Watson), a social worker from Nottingham who uncovered one of the most significant social scandals of recent times: the deportation of thousands of children from the United Kingdom to Australia. Almost single-handedly, against overwhelming odds and with little regard for her own well-being, Margaret reunited thousands of families, brought authorities to account and drew worldwide attention to an extraordinary miscarriage of justice. Winner of Best Supporting Actor (Hugo Weaving) and nominated for six other awards at the **Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts Awards**. *"Emily Watson, who always brings a special grace to the screen, gives a multilayered performance to the role of Margaret Humphreys, who not only puts her own family dynamic at risk but finds herself physically threatened." - Leba Hertz, **San Francisco Chronicle***

May It Last.

September 6, 2019
1 online resource (streaming video file) (104 minutes): digital, .flv file, sound
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From longtime fans Judd Apatow and Michael Bonfiglio and filmed with extraordinary access over the course of more than two years, MAY IT LAST is an intimate portrait of the acclaimed North Carolina band The Avett Brothers, charting their decade-and-a-half rise, while chronicling their present-day collaboration with famed producer Rick Rubin on the multi-Grammy-nominated album "True Sadness". With the recording process as a backdrop, the film depicts a lifelong bond and unique creative partnership, as band members undergo marriage, divorce, parenthood, illness, and the challenges of the music business. More than just a music documentary, MAY IT LAST is a meditation on family, love, and the passage of time. Winner of an Audience Award at **SXSW Film Festival.** "*An excellent blend of musical behind-the-scenes, open-hearted interviews, and performance.*" - John DeFore, ***Hollywood Reporter***

The Russian Five.

September 6, 2019
1 online resource (streaming video file) (99 minutes): digital, .flv file, sound
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In the late 1980s, the Detroit Red Wings hockey team was a laughing stock, often called the "Dead Wings". After a wealthy pizza magnate bought the failing franchise, he appointed an unorthodox General Manager to build a championship team. Throwing off conventional wisdom, the new GM looked to America's mortal enemy in the Cold War, the Soviet Union itself. Through a plot that sounds like a spy novel, the Red Wings organization brought on one Russian after another, sneaking them out under cover of night and whisking them to the Motor City, only to find that the new players faced another problem: Integration. This film follows the stories of the five Russian players that emigrated to America, took root in Detroit, Michigan, and struggled to fit in, all while training day and night to become Stanley Cup champions. Nominated for Best Documentary at the **Seattle International Film Festival.** "*This is foremost a study in team building and hockey tactics, and we get an abundance of ice time, much of it energizing to watch.*" - Ken Jaworowski, ***The New York Times***

SOLD.

September 6, 2019
1 online resource (streaming video file) (95 minutes): digital, .flv file, sound
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A narrative, feature film adaptation of the globally acclaimed novel by Patricia McCormick. Based on true stories, SOLD is the story of Lakshmi who journeys from a pastoral, rural village in Nepal to a gritty brothel/prison called Happiness House in Kolkata, India. Through one extraordinary girl's story, SOLD illustrates the brutality of child trafficking, which affects millions of children around the world every year. Globally the average age of a trafficked girl is thirteen, the same age as the girl in the film. SOLD is a call to action, and a testament to the power and resilience of the human spirit. SOLD is directed by Academy and Emmy award-winner, Jeffrey D. Brown, Executive Produced by two time Academy Award winner, Emma Thompson, and features acclaimed actress, Gillian Anderson. Winner of Audience Choice in World Cinema at the **Sonoma International Film Festival**, nominated for Best Narrative Feature at the **Palm Springs International Film Festival**.

Confession of a Child of the Century.

September 6, 2019
1 online resource (streaming video file) (120 minutes): digital, .flv file, sound
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Paris 1830. Betrayed by his mistress, Octave falls into despair and debauchery. The death of his father takes him to the country where he meets Brigette, a young widow ten years his elder. Octave falls passionately in love, once more. But will he have the courage to believe in it?  Nominated for the Un Certain Regard Award at the **Cannes Film Festival**.

Dry Season.

September 6, 2019
1 online resource (streaming video file) (91 minutes): digital, .flv file, sound
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Set in Chad in 2006 during a time when the government has granted amnesty to all war criminals. Atim, 16 years old, is given a revolver by his grandfather so that he may kill the man who killed his father. Atim leaves his village for N'djamena, seeking a man he does not know. He quickly locates him: former war criminal Nassara is now married and settled down as the owner of a small bakery. With the firm intention of killing him, Atim gets closer to Nassara under the guise of looking for work, and is hired as an apprentice baker. Winner of 6 awards at the **Venice Film Festival.** *"An intimate parable of truth and reconciliation." - Joshua Land, **Time Out***

Lords of Chaos.

September 6, 2019
1 online resource (streaming video file) (117 minutes): digital, .flv file, sound
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Based on an astonishingly true story, LORDS OF CHAOS recounts the exploits of the Norwegian black metal movement's most notorious band: Mayhem. After the gruesome suicide of vocalist Per Yngve Ohlin, the band's founder, Øystein Aarseth (Rory Culkin), used the opportunity to inject a mix of satanism, havoc, and murder into the music to sell more records. Official Selection at the **Sundance Film Festival**. Nominated for Best Film at the **Sitges - Catalonian International Film Festival**. "*Lords of Chaos provokes both awe and repulsion, but not necessarily admiration for a musical form and subculture unwaveringly devoted to literalism, no matter how extreme.*" - Justin Lowe, **Hollywood Reporter**

Delicate Balance.

September 6, 2019
1 online resource (streaming video file) (82 minutes): digital, .flv file, sound
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A contemplative essay on the everyday reality of globalization. Uruguayan President Mujica's ideas about modern society, where economic interests prevail over human values, are used to connect three stories: A Japanese salaryman in Tokyo, a sub-Saharan community trying to cross the borders into Europe, a family evicted from their own home in Spain. Three stories intertwined on three different continents. A DELICATE BALANCE is a clear-sighted documentary about the socio-economic mess we're making of our world, but it also comes with suggestions from Mujica about how to change it for the better. Winner of Best Documentary at the **Goya Awards**. *"Required viewing in a time of global crisis... A rangy, ambitious and surprisingly upbeat state-of-the-world documentary." - Jonathan Holland, **The Hollywood Reporter***

Two Men in Town.

September 6, 2019
1 online resource (streaming video file) (117 minutes): digital, .flv file, sound
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William Garnett (Forest Whitaker) is an ex-con starting life over as a recently converted Muslim. With the help of his determined parole officer (Brenda Blethyn), he gets a job, meets an interesting woman, and keeps his head down. But the town sheriff, Bill Agati (Harvey Keitel), won't leave him alone since Garnett was responsible for killing his deputy. As Agati puts pressure on him, and his old partners in crime hassle him, Garnett slowly starts to unravel. When his former life catches up with him, Garnett has to make peace with his past and face the future head on, with a gun. Nominated for a Golden Berlin Bear at the **Berlin International Film Festival.**

The Awakening.

September 6, 2019
1 online resource (streaming video file) (107 minutes): digital, .flv file, sound
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This haunting thriller is set in 1921, in a post-war England where many of the bereaved seek solace in spiritualism. Haunted by the death of her fiancé, Florence Cathcart (Rebecca Hall) is committed to debunking supernatural claims. When she is asked to visit a boarding school in the countryside to investigate the alleged sightings of a ghostly young boy, she feels compelled to take the job. She sets to work, laying traps and gathering scientific evidence. Gradually secrets begin to unravel and the mystery surrounding the ghost appears nothing more than a prank. As Florence is set to leave, however, she experiences a chilling encounter that defies all reason. Official Selection at the **Toronto International Film Festival** and the **London Film Festival**. "*An enjoyably old-fashioned ghost story in the vein of "The Others" and "The Orphanage.*" - Sara Stewart, ***The New York Post***

Prospect.

September 6, 2019
1 online resource (streaming video file) (100 minutes): digital, .flv file, sound
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A teenage girl and her father travel to a remote alien moon, aiming to strike it rich. They've secured a contract to harvest a large deposit of the elusive gems hidden in the depths of the moon's toxic forest. But there are others roving the wilderness and the job quickly devolves into a fight to survive. Forced to contend not only with the forest's other ruthless inhabitants, but with her own father's greed-addled judgment, the girl finds she must carve her own path to escape. Winner of the Adam Yauch Hörnblowér Award at **SXSW Film Festival**. "*The defiantly lo-fi "Prospect" is a smartly entertaining throwback that doesn't need a Marvel movie's worth of CGI to make its point.*" - Cary Darling, ***Houston Chronicle***

The Aspern Papers .

September 6, 2019
1 online resource (streaming video file) (91 minutes): digital, .flv file, sound
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Set in Venice in the late 19th century and based on Henry James' eponymous novella, THE ASPERN PAPERS is a story of obsession, grandeur lost, and dreams of Byronic adventures. Ambitious editor Morton Vint (Jonathan Rhys Meyers) is fascinated by the Romantic poet Jeffrey Aspern and by his icon's short and wildly romantic life. Having traveled from America to Venice, he is determined to get his hands on the letters Aspern wrote to his beautiful lover and muse, Juliana Borderaeu (Vanessa Redgrave). Official Selection at the **Venice Film Festival**.

The Rest I Make Up.

September 6, 2019
1 online resource (streaming video file) (79 minutes): digital, .flv file, sound
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Maria Irene Fornes was one of America's greatest playwrights and most influential teachers, but many know her only as the ex-lover of writer and social critic Susan Sontag. The visionary Cuban-American dramatist constructed astonishing worlds on-stage, writing over 40 plays and winning nine Obie Awards. At the vanguard of the nascent Off-Off Broadway experimental theater movement in NYC, Fornes is often referred to as American theater's "Mother Avant-Garde." When she gradually stops writing due to dementia, an unexpected friendship with filmmaker Michelle Memran reignites her spontaneous creative spirit and triggers a decade-long collaboration that picks up where the pen left off. Official Selection at the **Frameline Film Festival**, **Miami Film Festival**, and **MoMA Doc Fortnight**. Named one of "The Best Movies of 2018" by The New Yorker. Nominated for an **AARP Movies for Grownups Award** for Best Documentary. *"Intimate and exhilarating...Fornes exerts a hypnotic force of stardom, while her offhanded yet urgent remarks resound with life-tested literary authority." - Richard Brody, **The New Yorker***

Moss.

September 6, 2019
1 online resource (streaming video file) (81 minutes): digital, .flv file, sound
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In this coming-of-age tale set in the American South, Moss is an isolated and troubled young man who embarks, on his eighteenth birthday, on an unexpected adventure never to be forgotten. For Moss, whose mother died while delivering him, the day means freedom, especially from his father, whom Moss believes resents him for his very existence. However, it will take more than this milestone day to set him free. During a chance encounter with a woman fleeing her own heartache, the two escape into a psychedelic journey that teaches Moss lessons of life and loss. Official Selection at the **Los Angeles Film Festival**. "*With its sensory immersion in nature and its yearning characters, the gorgeously shot film is a memorable study of solitude and connection.*" - Sheri Linden, ***Hollywood Reporter***

Holiday.

September 6, 2019
1 online resource (streaming video file) (88 minutes): digital, .flv file, sound
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A beautiful young woman named Sascha discovers her dream life of recklessness and fun comes at a price when she is welcomed into the "family" of her drug-lord-boyfriend at his holiday villa on the Turkish Riviera. Physical and psychological violence are a way of life in this volatile household, but when Sascha seeks the attention of another man, the velvet veneer is stripped bare: is it possible for her to leave this life of luxury and violence behind? Nominated for the Grand Jury Prize for World Cinema at the **Sundance Film Festival.** *"Holiday" refuses to cast judgment on its protagonist with its stark cinematography and long takes, letting lead Victoria Carmen Sonne's subtle performance shine in this crime drama about imbalances of power." - Kimber Myers, **The Los Angeles Times***

Heat and Dust.

September 6, 2019
1 online resource (streaming video file) (130 minutes): digital, .flv file, sound
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Cross-cutting between two generations, James Ivory's sprawling epic of self-discovery is also a lush evocation of the prismatic and sensuous beauty of India. As she searches for answers to the mystery surrounding a long-ago affair between her aunt Olivia and an Indian prince, Anne (Julie Christie) becomes immersed in the local culture, the pull of the past simultaneously leading her into a clearer view of her own future. Winner of Best Adapted Screenplay and nominated for seven other awards at the **BAFTA Awards.** Nominated for the Palme d'Or at **Cannes Film Festival.** *"Heat and Dust contains wonderful sights and sounds and textures. It is seductive, treating both of its love stories with seriousness; these are not romances, but decisions to dissent." - Roger Ebert, **Chicago Sun-Times***

The Other Son.

September 6, 2019
1 online resource (streaming video file) (105 minutes): digital, .flv file, sound
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A moving and provocative tale of two young men, one Israeli, the other Palestinian, who discover they were accidentally switched at birth, and the complex repercussions on themselves and their respective families. Winner of the Tokyo Grand Prix Award and the Award for Best Director at the **Tokyo International Film Festival.** "*Levy handles with aplomb what could easily have been a messy mix of emotions and politics.*"- John Anderson, ***Newsday***

Andrew Carnegie.

September 6, 2019
1 online resource (streaming video file) (59 minutes): digital, .flv file, sound
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This documentary charts the story of a poor Scottish immigrant who sailed to America in the 1840s, and by the end of the century would be the richest man in the world. Criticized for the harsh business practices that allowed him to dominate the iron and steel industries, and praised for his quest to give all his money away, Andrew Carnegie is undeniably one of the most fascinating and contradictory figures in modern history. This documentary reveals the untold story of a man with incredible vision, whose dream of a world without conflict ended in tatters and led him to die a broken man. Nominated for Best Documentary at the **Edinburgh International Film Festival.**

On My Way.

September 6, 2019
1 online resource (streaming video file) (113 minutes): digital, .flv file, sound
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Now in her early sixties, former beauty queen Bettie (Catherine Deneuve) finds herself jilted by her lover and left alone to deal with financial problems facing her family's restaurant. What begins as a quick drive to clear her head turns into a full-fledged road trip. Along the way there are chance meetings, an ex-Miss France gala, renewed ties with her estranged daughter and grandson, and possibly at the end of the road, love. Nominated for a Golden Bear at the **Berlin International Film Festival**. Nominated for a **César Award** for Best Actress.

Godard Mon Amour.

September 6, 2019
1 online resource (streaming video file) (108 minutes): digital, .flv file, sound
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With his romantic and slyly funny GODARD MON AMOUR Academy Award-winning director Michel Hazanavicius (*The Artist*), once again affectionately transports moviegoers back to a unique time and place in cinematic history: France, in the late 1960s. Actress Anne Wiazemsky finds herself juggling political protests and artistic challenges in her married life with renowned filmmaker Jean-Luc Godard. As her country undergoes enormous cultural change, so too does Anne's dynamic with her husband. Godard Mon Amour is a story of both real love and reel love. Nominated for a Palme d'Or at **Cannes Film Festival.** Nominated for Best Director and Best Actor at the **César Awards**. *"Manages to be a biopic, postmodern comedy, stylistic homage and poignant relationship study all at once." - Ed Potton, **Times (UK)***

The Heat: A Kitchen (R)evolution.

September 6, 2019
1 online resource (streaming video file) (71 minutes): digital, .flv file, sound
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Restaurant kitchens are a pressurized stew of brutal hours, high stress and sleep deprivation. Acting out goes with the territory and anyone lower in the hierarchy is fair game. But the familiar macho posturing of celebrity chefs has reached a tipping point. Now with an influx of women at the helm of restaurants, and a younger generation unwilling to submit to the brutal conditions once considered the norm, the rules of "kitchen culture" as we know it are being rewritten. Official Selection at **Doc NYC** and the **Hot Docs Film Festival**. "*Both awe-inspiring and mouth-watering, "The Heat" celebrates seven female chefs forging ahead in a male-dominated industry.*" - Kimber Myers, **Los Angeles Times**

Pulp: A Film About Life, Death and Supermarkets.

September 6, 2019
1 online resource (streaming video file) (90 minutes): digital, .flv file, sound
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Though culminating with the farewell concert the band played to thousands of adoring fans in their hometown of Sheffield, England, PULP is by no means a traditional concert film or rock doc. As much a testament to the band as it is to the city and inhabitants of Sheffield, PULP weaves exclusive concert footage with man-on-the-street interviews and dreamy staged sequences to paint a picture much larger, funnier, moving, and life-affirming than any music film of recent memory. Nominated for the 24 Beats Per Second Award at the **SXSW Film Festival**. "*A witty, warmhearted, imaginative documentary about the British rock band Pulp's farewell hometown show.*" - Stephen Dalton, ***The Hollywood Reporter***

King Cohen.

September 6, 2019
1 online resource (streaming video file) (107 minutes): digital, .flv file, sound
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This is the true story of film maverick and exploitation auteur, Larry Cohen. Told through interviews, film clips, the people who helped fulfill his vision, and industry icons such as Martin Scorsese, J.J. Abrams, Joe Dante, John Landis and many more. Official Selection at **Fantastic Fest**. "*Whether you're a long time Larry Cohen fan or never even heard of him before, King Cohen is a joyous watch.*" - Bobby LePire, ***Film Threat***

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