New Arrivals · Streaming Movies & TV Shows

August 20, 2018
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Diamonds are a girl's best friend [electronic resource]

August 8, 2018
1 online resource (streaming video file) (56 minutes): digital, .flv file, sound
Diamonds Are a Girĺђةs Best Friend tells the inspiring story of Nicole Sherry McFadyen, one of only two women in history to be named Head Groundskeeper of a Major League Baseball team. Beginning with her first internship, the film shows how McFadyen rose through the ranks to become a leading innovator in the field and ultimately take the prestigious head job at storied Camden Yards in Baltimore. If you're looking for ways to counter negative gender stereotypes with a positive and powerful vision of women's leadership, this is an ideal classroom resource.

Pride denied [electronic resource] : homonationalism and the future of queer politics

August 8, 2018
1 online resource (streaming video file) (64 minutes): digital, .flv file, sound
Pride Denied tells the story of how corporate sponsors coopted the concept of LGBTQ pride, turning it into a feel-good brand and blunting its radical political edge. The film locates the origins of pride in sites of grassroots resistance and revolt, going back to the anti-police Stonewall uprising led by queer and trans people of color in 1969. It then traces how the deeply political roots of pride morphed into the depoliticized big-business PRIDETM spectacles of today -- multimillion-dollar events designed to project an image of tolerance and equality rather than calling attention to the relationship between normative identity, power, and sexual repression. The film also offers a stunning case study in the politics of "pinkwashing," detailing how the government of Israel has used its purported tolerance of gay rights to deflect attention away from its systematic repression of Palestinian human rights. Drawing on the insights of activists, artists, and educators, Pride Denied makes a compelling case for returning to the progressive political activism and grassroots community support that characterized the early LGBT rights movement.

The last interview [electronic resource] : Stuart Hall on the Politics of Cultural Studies

August 8, 2018
1 online resource (streaming video file) (58 minutes): digital, .flv file, sound
In this interview conducted shortly before his death in 2014, Stuart Hall, one of the seminal figures in cultural studies, talks about his classic work Policing the Crisis, describes the political, symbolic, and material concerns that animated cultural studies in the 1970s, and offers a critical assessment of the field today. He then turns his attention to the always shifting terrain of race and identity in the United States and Britain, offering fascinating cultural and political insights into the presidency of Barack Obama and the 2012 Olympics in London. While Hall was physically ill for much of his later life, this final interview provides powerful testimony that his formidable intellect, sense of humor, and willingness to engage with the gritty realities of politics and power never deserted him. An absolutely essential resource for anyone interested in cultural studies.

The souls of black girls [electronic resource]

August 8, 2018
1 online resource (streaming video file) (52 minutes): digital, .flv file, sound
Filmmaker Daphne Valerius's award-winning documentary The Souls of Black Girls explores how media images of beauty undercut the self-esteem of African-American women. Valerius surveys the dominant white, light-skinned, and thin ideals of beauty that circulate in the culture, from fashion magazines to film and music video, and talks with African-American girls and women about how these images affect the way they see themselves. The film also features powerful commentary from rapper and activist Chuck D, actresses Regina King and Jada Pinkett Smith, PBS news anchor Gwen Ifill, cultural critic Michaela Angela Davis, and others.

More than a word [electronic resource]

August 8, 2018
1 online resource (streaming video file) (71 minutes): digital, .flv file, sound
More Than a Word offers a fascinating look inside the growing movement to change the name of the Washington R*dskins football team.Directed by brothers John and Kenn Little, who are members of the Standing Rock Sioux tribe, the film traces how the word ́ђجr*dskińђح evolved from being a term of racist derision and slander to being embraced as the name of one of the NFĹђةs most beloved franchises. It also draws on the voices of Native American activists and scholars to place this controversy within the wider context of Native American history and racial stereotyping more generally. More Than a Word is an ideal classroom resource for clarifying what́ђةs truly at stake in contemporary debates about cultural appropriation and Native American-themed mascots.

Advertising at the edge of the apocalypse [electronic resource]

August 8, 2018
1 online resource (streaming video file) (62 minutes): digital, .flv file, sound
Originally produced in 2017.
In this highly anticipated sequel to his groundbreaking "Advertising & the End of the World," media scholar Sut Jhally explores the devastating personal and environmental fallout from advertising, commercial culture, and rampant American consumerism. Ranging from the emergence of the modern advertising industry in the early 20th century to the full-scale commercialization of the culture today, Jhally identifies one consistent message running throughout all of advertising: the idea that corporate brands and consumer goods are the keys to human happiness. He then shows how this powerful narrative, backed by billions of dollars a year and propagated by the best creative minds, has blinded us to the catastrophic costs of ever-accelerating rates of consumption. The result is an ideal teaching tool for courses that look at commercialism, media culture, social well-being, environmental issues, and the tensions between capitalism and democracy.

Digital disconnect [electronic resource] : how capitalism is turning the internet against democracy.

August 8, 2018
1 online resource (streaming video file) (65 minutes): digital, .flv file, sound
Originally produced in 2018.
A Media Education Foundation Production.
Digital Disconnect trains its sights on the relationship between the internet and democracy in the age of fake news, filter bubbles, and Facebook security breaches. Moving from the development of the internet as a publicly-funded project in the late 1960s to its full-scale commercialization today, renowned media scholar Robert McChesney traces how the democratizing potential of the internet has been radically compromised by the logic of capitalism and the unaccountable power of a handful of telecom and tech monopolies. Along the way, McChesney examines the ongoing attack on net neutrality by telecom monopolies like Comcast and Verizon; explores how internet giants like Facebook and Google have amassed huge profits by surreptitiously collecting personal data and selling it to advertisers; and shows how these companies have routinely colluded with the national security state to advance covert mass surveillance programs. Even more urgently, the film details how the rise of social media as a leading information source is working to isolate people into ideological filter bubbles and elevate fake news at the expense of real journalism. While most debates about the internet continue to focus on issues like the personal impact of internet addiction or the questionable data-mining practices of a few isolated companies like Facebook, Digital Disconnect digs deeper to show how capitalism itself is turning the internet against democracy.

Fits and starts.

August 8, 2018
1 online resource (streaming video file) (83 minutes): digital, .flv file, sound
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David Warwik (Wyatt Cenac) is a struggling writer who has been toiling away at the same novel for years. His wife Jennifer (Greta Lee) is a hot young literary figure, who has just released a new masterpiece. When her publisher invites the couple to an artists' salon at his home in Connecticut, the pair embark on a twisted journey, and David must face his demons and try to "not be weird" among the waspy salon guests and competitive artists in attendance.

Paradise in service.

August 8, 2018
1 online resource (streaming video file) (134 minutes): digital, .flv file, sound
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Stationed at Taiwan's most dangerous military base, a young officer's greatest struggle isn't his intense physical training-it's holding onto his innocence while stationed next to a military brothel. This historical drama touches on the aches and absurdities of coming-of-age in a nation on the brink of war.

Uzumasa limelight.

August 8, 2018
1 online resource (streaming video file) (105 minutes): digital, .flv file, sound
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Uzumasa, Japan's Hollywood, has produced many beloved jidaigeki period films, but would not be the same without the kirareyaku, actors who never see the limelight. This story of the end of their era is told with melancholy and soul.

Prescription thugs.

August 8, 2018
1 online resource (streaming video file) (87 minutes): digital, .flv file, sound
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In this follow-up to his film BIGGER FASTER STRONGER, director Chris Bell turns his camera on the abuse of prescription drugs and, ultimately, himself. As Bell learns more about Big Pharma, an industry he had been brought up to trust, he falls down his own hole of addiction.

Ma ma.

August 8, 2018
1 online resource (streaming video file) (112 minutes): digital, .flv file, sound
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Oscar-winner Penelope Cruz delivers the performance of her career as Magda, a woman who is determined to live life to the fullest in the face of her recent breast cancer diagnosis.

White boy.

August 8, 2018
1 online resource (streaming video file) (83 minutes): digital, .flv file, sound
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Now the subject of 1980's crime folklore, then 17 year-old Richard Wershe, Jr. allegedly ran a vicious, sophisticated underground cocaine operation throughout inner-city Detroit. Arrested as a teen and sentenced to life-without parole, he remains imprisoned 30 years later. In WHITE BOY, journalists, police, FBI agents, and hit men are interviewed to set the record straight on the urban legend known as "White Boy Rick.".

The last days of Chez Nous.

August 8, 2018
1 online resource (streaming video file) (94 minutes): digital, .flv file, sound
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Beth is a modern matriarch doing her best to raise her teenage daughter Annie whilst enjoying the best of an easy-going marriage to Frenchman JP. When younger sister Vicki returns from abroad and moves into the household she is instantly drawn to the ideal family structure and develops a longing for what is missing in her own life. As Beth takes a trip with her dad she leaves JP and sister Vicki behind, unaware of the smoldering love triangle that has developed between them and the turbulence that lies ahead.

The love witch.

August 8, 2018
1 online resource (streaming video file) (121 minutes): digital, .flv file, sound
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In this cult favorite, modern-day witch Elaine (Samantha Robinson) uses spells and magic to get men to fall in love with her. A stylish tribute to 1960s technicolor horror, THE LOVE WITCH utilizes camp and pastiche to depict a feminist revision of the classics of a bygone era.

It's a disaster.

August 8, 2018
1 online resource (streaming video file) (90 minutes): digital, .flv file, sound
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Eight friends meet for their monthly "couples brunch." But what starts as an impromptu therapy session takes a sudden, catastrophic turn when the city falls victim to a mysterious attack. Trapped in the house and unsure of their fates, these seemingly normal people become increasingly unhinged to hilarious, surprising, and revealing results.

Polina.

August 8, 2018
1 online resource (streaming video file) (109 minutes): digital, .flv file, sound
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Rigorously trained from an early age by a perfectionist instructor, Polina is a promising classical ballet dancer. She is just about to join the prestigious Bolshoi Ballet when she discovers contemporary dance, a revelation that throws everything into question on a profound level.

American socialist.

August 8, 2018
1 online resource (streaming video file) (98 minutes): digital, .flv file, sound
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Prolific filmmaker and ethnographer Yale Strom has turned his attention to an early American political hero: Eugene Victor Debs. Bernie Sanders inspired a generation - but who inspired him? Most people in America don't know that the contemporary political movement to address income inequality began over 100 years ago with Debs. American Socialist is the culmination of five years of research and production. Its inspiration was the use of the word "socialist" as a political epithet, and Strom wanted to define and contextualize the term. In doing so, his film traces the history of American populism with the man who inspired progressive ideas - from FDR's New Deal to Bernie's presidential campaign. Here is an objective but passionate history of the movement as founded and championed by Debs, a movement that continues to have an impact on our lives today.

Bobbi Jene.

August 8, 2018
1 online resource (streaming video file) (99 minutes): digital, .flv file, sound
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After a decade of stardom in Israel, American dancer Bobbi Jene decides to leave behind her prominent position at the world-famous Batsheva Dance Company, as well as the love of her life, to return to the U.S. to create her own boundary breaking art.

Hunter gatherer.

August 8, 2018
1 online resource (streaming video file) (89 minutes): digital, .flv file, sound
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When a middle-aged African-American man is released from prison, all the people that he expected to return to his life don't. He befriends a young social outcast and tries to put his life back together, but soon falls back into old ways.

Embrace of the serpent.

August 8, 2018
1 online resource (streaming video file) (125 minutes): digital, .flv file, sound
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Through parallel story threads set 40 years apart, this absorbing odyssey follows two Western scientists who travel deep into the Amazon jungle looking for a rare plant that possesses healing powers, with enigmatic shaman Karamakate as their guide.

Cartel land.

August 8, 2018
1 online resource (streaming video file) (101 minutes): digital, .flv file, sound
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In the Mexican state of Michoacan, Dr. Jose Mireles, a small-town physician known as "El Doctor," leads the Autodefensas, a citizen uprising against the violent Knights Templar drug cartel. Meanwhile, in Arizona's Altar Valley - a narrow, 52-mile-long desert corridor known as Cocaine Alley - Tim "Nailer" Foley, an American veteran, heads a small paramilitary group called Arizona Border Recon, whose goal is to stop Mexico's drug wars from seeping across our border.

Operator.

August 8, 2018
1 online resource (streaming video file) (91 minutes): digital, .flv file, sound
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Joe (Martin Starr, Silicon Valley) is a programmer with a crippling anxiety problem who is unable to deal with uncertainty. At work he is tasked with creating an interactive call center answering machine that can convey empathy. Joe recruits his wife Emily (Mae Whitman, Arrested Development) who has the perfect voice for the system.

Hitchcock/Truffaut.

August 8, 2018
1 online resource (streaming video file) (80 minutes): digital, .flv file, sound
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In 1962, Francois Truffaut persuaded Alfred Hitchcock to sit with him for a week long interview in which the great British auteur would share with his young admirer the secrets of his cinema. Based on the original recordings of this meeting--used to produce the seminal book Hitchcock/Truffaut--this film illustrates the greatest cinema lesson of all time and plunges us into the world of the creator of Psycho, The Birds and Vertigo. Hitchcock's singular vision is elucidated and brought vividly to life by today's leading filmmakers: Martin Scorsese, David Fincher, Kiyoshi Kurosawa, Wes Anderson, and Richard Linklater.

The woodsman.

August 8, 2018
1 online resource (streaming video file) (88 minutes): digital, .flv file, sound
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After serving 12 years in prison for child abuse, Walter (Kevin Bacon) moves into a small apartment, gets a job at a lumberyard, and mostly keeps to himself. He finds unexpected solace from Vicki (Kyra Sedgwick), a tough-talking woman who promises not to judge him for his history. But Walter cannot escape his past.

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