New Arrivals · DVDs—Domestic Feature Films

July 16, 2019
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Bisbee '17

July 15, 2019
[New York] : Grasshopper Film, [2019]
1 videodisc (112 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Mike Anderson, Charles Bethea, Chris Dietz, Mary Ellen Dunlap Aaron Gain, Annie Graeme-Larkin, Doug Graeme.
Originally produced as a motion picture in 2018.
"Bisbee '17 is a nonfiction feature film by award-winning filmmaker Robert Greene set in Bisbee, Arizona, an eccentric old mining town just miles away from both Tombstone and the Mexican border. Radically combining collaborative documentary, western and musical elements, the film follows several members of the close knit community as they attempt to reckon with their town's darkest hour. In 1917, nearly two-thousand immigrant miners, on strike for better wages and safer working conditions, were violently rounded up by their armed neighbors, herded onto cattle cars, shipped to the middle of the New Mexican desert and left there to die. This long-buried and largely forgotten event came to be known as the Bisbee Deportation."--Film website:

Giant little ones

July 15, 2019
1 videodisc (approximately 93 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Josh Wiggins, Darren Mann, Kyle MacLachlan, Maria Bello, Taylor Hickson.
Originally released as a motion picture in 2018.
Franky Winter and Ballas Kohl have been best friends since childhood. They are high school royalty: handsome, stars of the swim team and popular with girls. They live a perfect teenage life, until the night of Franky's epic seventeenth birthday party, when Franky and Ballas are involved in an unexpected incident that changes their lives forever. It is a heartfelt and intimate coming -of -age story about friendship, self-discovery and the power of love without labels.

Sun, sand & romance

July 15, 2019
1 videodisc (84 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Tricia Helfer, Paul Campbell.
Wide screen.
"A Hallmark Channel original movie."
Kate is a driven publishing exec visiting a summer resort with her boyfriend Eric. There she runs into Shep, an old high school friend and fellow camp counselor, who is now the Activities Director. Shep tries to convince her to take advantage of all the resort has to offer. She reluctantly caves when Eric is pulled away on business. As carefree Shep helps Kate rediscover her fun side; Kate helps Shep to stop hiding from life and realize his own potential. In the end Kate must make a choice.

Alita : battle angel

July 15, 2019
[Beverly Hills, Calif.] : 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment, [2019]
1 videodisc (122 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Rosa Salazar, Mahershala Ali, Jennifer Connelly, Michelle Rodriguez, Christoph Waltz, Ed Skrein, Jackie Earle Haley, Keean Johnson.
Wide screen.
Special features: theatrical feature DVD; Alita's world: The fall, Iron City, What it means to be a cyborg, Rules of the game; from manga to screen.
When Alita awakens with no memory in a future world she does not recognize, she is taken in by Ido, a compassionate doctor who realizes that somewhere in this abandoned cyborg shell is the heart and soul of a young woman. Ido also tries to shield Alita from her mysterious history while her street-smart new friend Hugo offers instead to help trigger her memories. But it is when the deadly and corrupt forces that run the city come after Alita that she discovers a clue to her past.

Lords of chaos

July 15, 2019
[Hollywood, CA] : Unobstructed View Inc., [2019]
1 videodisc (116 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Rory Culkin, Emory Cohen, Jack Kilmer, Sky Ferreira.
Title from disc label.
Inspired by Lords of chaos by Michael Moynihan and Diderik Søderlind.
The story of True Norwegian Black Metal and its most notorious practitioners: a group of young men with a flair for publicity, church-burning, and murder: MAYHEM. Oslo, 1987. Seventeen-year-old Euronymous is determined to escape his idyllic Scandinavian hometown and create true Norwegian black metal with his band, MAYHEM. He's joined by equally fanatical youths - Dead and Varg. Believing that they're on the cusp of a musical revolution, the group gets even darker.

The legend of black Annie

July 15, 2019
Deerfield Beach, FL : Maverick Entertainment Group, Inc., [2015]
1 videodisc (86 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Tom Luce, Arthur Richardson, Shane Woodson, Terrence Flack.
Title from disc label.
Special features: Trailers.
It starts in the late 1960s, when a group of mischievous boys accidentally kill a young girl. Her mother, versed in the art of voodoo, enacts revenge on them and anyone involved. The local professor investigates in an attempt to uncover the truth.

Science fair

July 15, 2019
Beverly Hills, CA : Twentieth Centry Fox Home Entertainment, [2018]
1 videodisc (approximately 90 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Title from disc label.
"This ... documentary follows nine high school students from disparate corners of the globe ... on their quests to compete at the international Science and Engineering Fair"--Container.

The crossword mysteries. A puzzle to die for

July 12, 2019
NewYork, NY : Cinedigm Entertainment
1 videodisc (84 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Lacey Chabert, Brennan Elliott, Barbara Niven, John Kapelos.
Wide screen.
Originally broadcast as a made-for-TV movie in 2018.
A brilliant crossword puzzle editor finds her life turned upside-down when she is pulled into a police investigation after several of the clues in her recent puzzles are linked to unsolved crimes. Proving her innocence means leaving the comfort of her sheltered world and working with a tough police detective, puzzling through clues together in order to crack the case, as the two are fish out of water in each other's worlds.

Signed, sealed, delivered. To the altar

July 12, 2019
New York, NY : Cinedigm Entertainment
1 videodisc (85 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Eric Mabius, Kristin Booth, Crystal Lowe, Geoff Gustafson, Keb' Mo', Barry Bostwick.
Originally released as a motion picture in 2018.
When plans for Rita and Norman's long-awaited wedding begins falling apart days before the ceremony, their challenges inspire changes that make their wedding more meaningful. Meanwhile, Shane convinces Oliver that the team should urgently focus on finding clues to deliver a package containing a wedding dress.

Little Woods

July 12, 2019
Universal City, CA : Universal, [2019]
1 videodisc (103 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Lily James, Tessa Thompson, Luke Kirby, James Badge Dale, Lance Reddick.
Special features: trailer.
Anamorphic wide screen (2.39:1).
Ollie is barely getting by in an economically depressed fracking boomtown in North Dakota. She has left her days of illegally running prescription pills over the Canadian border behind, eyeing a potential new job that would finally break her out of the small town. But when her mother dies, she is reunited with her estranged sister Deb, who faces a mounting crisis: the combined effect of an unplanned pregnancy and a deadbeat ex.

Teen spirit

July 12, 2019
Universal City, CA : Universal, [2019]
1 videodisc (94 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Elle Fanning, Agnieszka Grochowska, Archie Madekwe, Zlatko Buric, Millie Brady, Vivian Oparah, Ria Zmitrowicz, Olive Gray, Rebecca Hall.
Widescreen (2.39:1)
Bonus materials: Music videos; The story behind Teen spirit; Creating music for the film; Feature commentary with Max Minghella and Jamie Bell.
Violet is a shy teenager who dreams of escaping her small town and pursuing her passion for singing. With the help of an unlikely mentor, she enters a local singing competition that will test her integrity, talent, and ambition. Driven by a pop-fueled soundtrack, it is a visceral and stylish spin on the Cinderella story.


July 12, 2019
1 videodisc (114 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Jane Fonda, Donald Sutherland, Roy Scheider, Charles Cioffi, Dorothy Tristan, Rita Gam, Vivian Nathan, Nathan George, Morris Strassberg, Barry Snider.
Originally released as a motion picture by Warner Bros., 1971.
"Bree Daniels [is] a call girl and aspiring actor who becomes the focal point of a missing-person investigation when detective John Klute turns up at her door [...] Klute is a character study thick with dread, capturing the mood of early-1970s New York and the predicament of a woman trying to find her own way on the fringes of society." -- Provided by publisher.

The professor

July 12, 2019
1 videodisc (approximately 91 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Johnny Depp, Rosemarie DeWitt, Danny Huston, Zoey Deutch, Ron Livingston, Devon Terrell, Odessa Young, Linda Emond, Siobhan Fallon Hogan.
Wide screen.
Originally released as a motion picture in 2018.
Richard, a buttoned-down college lecturer, who after learning he has six months to live, transforms into a rebellious party animal. To the shock of his wife and school chancellor, and the delight of his students, Richard leads a hilarious crusade against authority and hypocrisy in this dark comedy.

High life

July 9, 2019
Santa Monica, CA : Lionsgate, [2019]
1 videodisc (113 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Robert Pattinson, Juliette Binoche, Andre Benjamin, Mia Goth, Lars Eidinger, Agata Buzek, Claire Tran.
Wide screen.
Originally released as a motion picture in 2018.
Monte and his baby daughter are the last survivors of a damned and dangerous mission to deep space. The crew, death row inmates led by a doctor with sinister motives, has vanished. As the mystery of what happened onboard the ship is unraveled, father and daughter must rely on each other to survive as they hurtle toward the oblivion of a black hole.

The edge of love

July 9, 2019
Orland Park, IL : MPI Home Video, [2019]
1 videodisc (111 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Sienna Miller, Keira Knightley, Matthew Rhys, Cillian Murphy.
Wide screen.
Originally released as a motion picture in 2008.
When legendary poet Dylan Thomas reconnects with Vera, his teenage sweetheart, a romantic rivalry begins between her and his wife Caitlin. As the women begin to bond, an unusual trio is formed. The threesome live in bliss until Vera's husband, a handsome soldier, returns from abroad and sends their unbridled lives whirling out of control.

Kusama : infinity

July 9, 2019
1 videodisc (approximately 76 min.) : sound, color with black and white sequences ; 4 3/4 in.
Featuring Yayoi Kusama.
Originally released as a motion picture in 2018.
Now the top-selling female artist in the world, Yayoi Kusama overcame impossible odds to bring her radical artistic vision to the world stage. After working as an artist for over six decades, people around the globe are experiencing her installation Infinity Mirrored Rooms in record numbers, even as Kusama continues to create new work every day.

Vengeance : a love story

July 9, 2019
1 videodisc (approximately 100 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Nicolas Cage, Anna Hutchison, Talitha Bateman, Deborah Kara Unger, Don Johnson.
Title from disc label.
"Based on the novel "Rape: a love story" by Joyce Carol Oates"--Container.
Walking home with her 12-year-old daughter after midnight on the Fourth of July, single mother is brutally assaulted by a local gang with her daughter Bethie watching. Bethie is able to identify the rapists, but when the rapists hire a hot shot attorney who gets them free, Dromoor, a local police officer who was first on the scene when the police were called, starts to take matters into his own hands.

A summer to remember

July 2, 2019
1 videodisc (82 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Catherine Bell, Cameron Mathison.
Originally released as a motion picture in 2018.
Jessica Tucker, a widow, and a successful doctor is trying to juggle work and family when she learns she's up for the top job at the hospital. For a well-deserved vacation, Jessica books a stay at a resort in Fiji so she and her daughter can disconnect and bond. During her stay, Jessica strikes up a friendship with Will, the charming owner of the resort.


July 2, 2019
1 videodisc (94 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Susanne Wolff, Gedion Oduor Wekesa.
Produced with the support of the financial incentives provided by the Government of Malta.
Film developed with the support of the eQuinoxe Europe International Screenwriters Workshop & Master Classes, a training initiative of the MEDIA 2007 Programme of the European Union; developed in collaboration with ACE Producers.
ER doctor Rike (Susanne Wolff) embarks on a one-woman solo sailing trip to Ascension Island in the Atlantic Ocean. When Rike comes across a sinking ship of refugees, she is quickly torn out of her contented and idealized world and must make a momentous decision. Aptly named after the mythological river that separates the living from the dead, STYX is an astute modern day parable of Western indifference in the face of marginalized suffering. Carrying practically the entire film Wolff is never less than remarkable in a riveting role as a woman pushed to her physical, psychological, and moral limits.

The hummingbird project

July 2, 2019
[United States] : The Orchard, 2019.
1 videodisc (111 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Jesse Eisenberg, Alexander Skarsgard, Salma Hayek, Michael Mando, Johan Heldenbergh, Ayisha Issa, Sarah Goldberg.
Wide screen.
Includes bonus features: deleted scenes.
Cousins from New York, Vincent and Anton, are players in the high-stakes game of High-Frequency Trading, where winning is measured in milliseconds. Their dream? To build a straight fiber-optic cable line between Kansas and New Jersey, making them millions. But nothing is straightforward for this flawed pair. Anton is the brains, Vincent is the hustler, and together they push each other and everyone around them to the breaking point with their quixotic adventure.

An acceptable loss

July 1, 2019
Los Angeles, CA : Shout! Factory, [2019]
1 videodisc (approximately 102 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Tika Sumpter, Jamie Lee Curtis, Ben Tavassoli, Jeff Hephner, Deanna Dunagan, Clarke Peters, David Eigenberg, Alysia Reiner, Rex Linn.
Libby is a former top national security advisor who, while working with ruthless political veteran Rachel, signed off on a controversial military action that was supposed to end the war on terror but instead resulted in thousands of casualties. Haunted by this, Libby sets out to tell the truth, risking treason and her own life, to expose a cover-up that stretches all the way to the highest levels of government.

Mia and the white lion

July 1, 2019
Los Angeles, CA : Shout! Factory, [2018]
1 videodisc (approximately 98 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Daniah De Villiers, Mélanie Laurent, Langley Kirkwood, Brandon Auret.
Title from disc label.
Based on the original idea by Prune de Maistre and Gilles de Maistre.
Mia's life is turned upside down when her family leaves their home in London to manage a lion farm in South Africa. When a beautiful white lion, Charlie, is born, Mia develops a close attachment to the wild cub. After three years, Mia's life is rocked once again when she uncovers an upsetting secret kept hidden by her father. Distraught by the thought that Charlie could be in harm, Mia decides to run away. The two set off on an epic adventure across the wild African savanna.


July 1, 2019
[New York, NY?] : Lightyear Entertainment, [2019]
1 videodisc (93 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Tom Vaughan-Lawlor, Barry Ward, Martin McCann, Eileen Walsh.
Originally released as a motion picture in 2017.
Extras: Director's commentary; Bonus film by Stephen Burke: 81.
The date is September the 25th, 1983 -- the Troubles are ongoing. Thirty-eight members of the Provisional Irish Republican Army (IRA) are being held captive in HM Prison Maze, an impenetrable, escape-proof jail. The odds are against them. The Maze is fortified with 15-foot fences, 18-foot concrete walls, barbed wire and steel gates. Months of planning have lead up to this moment; the moment when these daring men, assisted by some guards, break free from the prison and resume the fight for Irish independence. If they escape, it'll be the largest European jailbreak since the War.

Okko's Inn

July 1, 2019
Los Angeles, CA : Shout Factory, [2019]
1 videodisc (95 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Seiran Kobayashi, Nana Mizuki, Satsumi Matsuda.
Wide screen (1.77:1).
Bonus features: Interview with the director ; Interview with Seiran Kobayashi (Okko) ; Q&A at Japanese premiere ; trailers and TV spots.
After losing her parents in a car accident, Okko goes to live with her grandmother, who runs a traditional Japanese inn built on top of an ancient spring said to have healing waters. Okko discovers there are spirits living there that only she can see; not scary ones, but welcoming ghosts who keep her company and play games. The inn's motto is that it welcomes all and rejects none, and it is soon put to the test as a string of new guests challenge Okko's ability to be a gracious host.

Saint Judy

July 1, 2019
[United States] : Blue Fox Entertainment, 2019.
1 videodisc (107 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Michelle Monaghan, Leem Lubany, Common, Alfred Molina, Alfre Woodard, Ben Schnetzer, Mykelti Williamson, Peter Krause, Aimee Garcia, Kevin Chapman, Gil Birmingham, Roxie Hanish.
The inspirational true story of immigration lawyer Judy Wood and her fight that changed American asylum law forever. While balancing her life as a single mother, Judy fights persistent battles in and out of court, not only saving her client's life but also changing the Law of Asylum in the United States. This case has saved the lives of thousands of other tormented women around the world.


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