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New Titles- March 31

Feature Films


12 Years a Slave

In the antebellum United States, Solomon Northup, a free black man from upstate New York, is abducted and sold into slavery.



A medical engineer and an astronaut work together to survive after an accident leaves them adrift in orbit.



A psychiatrist protects the identity of an amnesia patient accused of murder while attempting to recover his memory.

TV Series



Everything you know about Alice’s adventures in Wonderland is about to be turned upside down in this modern-day miniseries event. Stars Kathy Bates, Caterina Scorsone, Matt Frewer, Harry Dean Stanton and Tim Curry.


Archer: Seasons 1-4

At ISIS, an international spy agency, global crises are merely opportunities for its highly trained employees to confuse, undermine, betray and royally screw each other.



The Carbon Rush

From indigenous rain forest dwellers having their way of life completely threatened, to dozens of Campesinos assassinated, to the livelihood of waste pickers at landfills taken away, The Carbon Rush travels across four continents and brings us up close to projects working through the United Nations, Kyoto Protocol designed Clean Development Mechanism. This groundbreaking documentary feature asks the fundamental questions — what happens when we manipulate markets to solve the climate crisis? Who stands to gain and who stands to suffer?


The Curves of Korea

Presents the beauty of curves in Korean art, architecture, dance and fashion.
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The Devil’s Miner

‘The Devil’s Miner’ tells the story of 14-year-old Basilio who worships the devil for protection while working in a Bolivian silver mine to support his family.



A documentary featuring interviews with 100 influential women from around the world.


I’m Just Anneke & The Family Journey

I’m Just Anneke: Anneke, a gender non-conforming 12 year old girl, has just started taking a hormone blocker so she can decide if she wants to be a boy, girl or something in between when she grows up.
Family journey: Families across the country discuss the emotional and intellectual transformation that the parents and siblings must go through in order to successfully nurture their gender nonconforming family members.
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Jews & Muslims Intimate Strangers

A historical survey of the relations between Muslims and Jews from the time of Muhammad to the present day. (image from


Jiro Dreams of Sushi

A documentary on 85-year-old sushi master Jiro Ono, his business in the Ginza Tokio Subway station, and his relationship with his son and eventual heir, Yoshikazu.


Korean Master Chefs

The stories of two young Korean-American chefs, with restaurants in New York and California. (image from KF Digital Archive)


Korean Traditional Songs in the Text

Presents the Korean folk songs of Kyŏnggi-do, western, eastern and southern regions of Korea. (image from


Last Call

Examines the predictions and impact of one of the most controversial environmental books of all time, The Limits to Growth, published four decades ago.
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A documentary shot in the North Atlantic and focused on the commercial fishing industry.


Living for 32

Living for 32 is the inspirational story of Colin Goddard, a survivor of the tragic Virginia Tech massacre that took place on April 16th, 2007. Colin’s passion, charisma and optimism has commanded the attention of the American public and media ever since that horrific day which left 32 dead and 17 injured.


Modern Love: Episodes 1-6

Modern Love looks at remarkable individuals who are forging new relationship trends in the 21st century. The award-winning documentaries examine couples who have found new alternatives for building lasting love in our post-modern world. We see swingers; a multiple partner marriage; a marriage with one gay partner and one straight; and a lasting marriage of two women, one of whom used to be a man. Who said love was simple? (image from


Mothers of Bedford

Eighty percent of women in US prisons today are mothers of school-age children. Filmmaker Jenifer McShane spent four years visiting Bedford Hills and following the women and their families. A mother herself, Jenifer was drawn to the universal themes of motherhood and the staggering power of the mother-child relationship. In all walks of life, mother and child care for each other. As we watch the mothers inside Bedford trying to become their better selves, we see parts of our own selves – and that gives us all hope.
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Saving Jackie

This film examines the relationship between an African American ex-crack addict mother and her daughters in Dayton, Ohio. (image from


Tales of the Waria

This film follows a community of transgender women in Indonesia, the world’s largest Muslim country, as they search for romance and intimacy. Uncover a world that not only defies our expectations of gender and Islam, but also reveals our endless capacity as human beings to search for love — whatever the consequences.
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Weapon of Choice

Before and after the popular uprising that led to the fall of Hosni Mubarak, a new generation of Egyptian filmmakers started using their weapon of choice–their cameras–as a tool for revealing the truth to the world. More than ever a crucial weapon of resistance, filming breaks the law of silence and makes sense out of confusion that now rules Egypt. Weapon of Choice shows how filmmakers, through fiction, documentary or citizen journalism, take action in the long and difficult process of transformation that is Revolution. (image from Landmark Media)


Window on Korean Culture

Introduces many aspects of Korean civilization. (image from KF Digital Archive)

Foreign Features


11 Flowers

A coming-of-age tale set in the final days of China’s Cultural Revolution. Eleven-year-old Wang lives with his family in a remote village in Guizhou Province. Life is tough, but they make the most of what little they have. When Wang is selected to lead his school in daily gymnastics, he is told he must wear a clean, new shirt, which forces his family to make a great sacrifice. Soon after, Wang has an encounter with a wounded, desperate man on the run. In no time their fates are intertwined.


David Loman

David Loman, a simple country bumpkin who accidentally becomes a big boss in the criminal underworld. A decade passes, and life seems to go on as usual – solving daily problems for locals and receiving “protection fees” – until one day a deity tells David through a medium that he needs to find a double to avoid a catastrophe. Panicky, the boss seeks help from Old Ho, who agrees to pass as David for a few days, but is assassinated when attending a gathering with fellow gangsters.
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Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children

An ex-mercenary is forced out of isolation when three mysterious men kidnap and brainwash the city’s children afflicted with the Geostigma disease.


From Up On Poppy Hill

A group of Yokohama teens look to save their school’s clubhouse from the wrecking ball in preparations for the 1964 Tokyo Olympics.



When three rebellious students leave their hometown to pursue their lifelong dreams in the big city, their relationships start to face the pressures of real life as the 1980s Taiwanese socio-political reformation movement unfolds in the background.
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The Herdsman

In 1980, Xu Jingshan, an old overseas Chinese enterpreneur returns to China from America to meet his son Lingjun whom he has not seen in thirty years. Jingshan intends to bring his son, who lives in the remote western pasture as a teacher, back to America to inherite his business empire.


Jungle Emperor Leo

Jungle Emperor Leo, known in Japan as Jungle Emperor The Movie is a 1997 animated movie focusing on the last half of Osamu Tezuka’s epic manga, Jungle Taitei.
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Kala Paani

Story of an untiring crusade for justice by a young man, who upon learning about his father’s wrongful implication in a fifteen-year-old murder vows to bring the true criminals to justice and get his innocent father released from life imprisonment. He enlists the help of a press reporter, a retired police inspector and an unwitting prostitute who happens to possess some key evidence. (image from Wikipedia)


Kim Soo-Yong Collection

Legendary director Kim Soo Yong made over 100 films in a career that has spanned over forty years. Most prolific in the sixties and seventies, he is particularly well known for his “literary films”. Released by the Korean Film Archive, this boxset comes with four of his films – The Seashore Village (1965), Confessions of an Actress (1967), Mist (1967), Night Journey (1977) – and a Korean-English booklet. (image and description from


Lost on Journey

A boss of a toy corporation, Chenggong Li, tries to head back to Chan Sar to celebrate the Chinese New Year with his family. However, plans don’t go as smoothly after he crosses paths with a stranger, Geng Niu. (image from


My Neighbors the Yamadas

The life and misadventures of a family in contemporary Japan.


The Old Potter

A drifter comes back to his hometown, sees pots and is reminded of his father. 60 year old Mr. Song lives alone, focusing on making pots. He finds a young woman, Ok-su, on a snowy road, takes her and saves her life. Mr. Song is made fun of by his friend when he washes her clothes in a stream. When Ok-su wakes up, Mr. Song asks her to stay if she wishes. They marry and have a son, Dang-son. (image from


Only Yesterday

A 27-year-old office worker travels to the countryside while reminiscing about her childhood in Tôkyô.


Panda! Go Panda!

Two stories about a little girl who finds a new family with a panda and his son.


Pom Poko

A community of magical shape shifting raccoons desperately struggle to prevent their forest home from being destroyed by urban development.


The Silent War

An espionage thriller set in the 1950s and adapted from the novel “Year Suan/Plot Against” by May Jia. Tony Leung Chiu Wai plays a blind man who works for a piano tuner. He is recruited for a spy mission because of his exceptional hearing.
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Wolf Children

Hana falls in love with a Wolf Man. After the Wolf Man’s death, Hana decides to move to a rural town to continue raising her two wolf children Ame and Yuki.

Foreign TV Series



Tortured by his past and pained by an uncertain future, Tomoya drifts through life with an almost overwhelming anger and emptiness. But when he meets Nagisa, his world seems to change. Drawn in by her gentle, lonely spirit, he begins to experience the joy life can bring. But as he discovers the reason for his newfound friend’s loneliness, Tomoya also finds that life can be frighteningly fragile. (image from


Clannad: After Story

Clannad: After Story picks up where Clannad left off..


FLCL: The Complete Series

A 12-year old boy named Naota one day meets a strange woman, riding a Vespa and wielding a big guitar. As soon as she appears, mysterious things start happening.


In Time with You

In Time with You is a 2011 Taiwanese romance drama written by Xu Yu Ting and directed by Winnie Chu. It stars Ariel Lin and Bolin Chen as the main characters. In Korea, it was literally known as “The Conditions of Love”. (image and description from Wikipedia)


Kimba the White Lion

Join Kimba along with his pals Pauly the Parrot, Daniel Baboon, and a charming assortment of other lovable characters, as he follows in the footsteps of his late father, the great lion king, making the jungle a safer, better place for everyone to live.



“Phoenix is a collection of five stories from the past, present, and future. Many will perish because of their desires, and they are the lucky ones. True pain comes for those who find immortality and experience the burden of living forever”–Container.
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Princess Knight Parts 1 & 2

Princess Sapphire of Silverland was born with both the heart of a boy and a girl, but only a son could inherit the throne. For years, the people of the kingdom see Sapphire as a prince. Evil Duke Duralumon has plans to reveal her secret, but the courageous Princess Knight fights against the Duke for the happiness of her people.

Video Games


Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag (Xbox 360)

The Caribbean, 1715. Legendary pirates rule the land and sea, plundering fortunes and bringing empires to their knees. Among these outlaws is Edward Kenway, a fearless young captain who earns the respect of the pirates, but whose thirst for gold and glory may destroy everything they have built.


Batman: Arkham Origins (Xbox 360)

Years before the Arkham incidents, the neophyte Dark Knight finds himself the target of an open murder contract courtesy of Black Mask that draws the likes of Deathstroke, Deadshot, and Bane. The Penguin threatens the Falcone family.


Call of Duty: Ghosts (Xbox 360)

Ten years after a devastating mass event, the nation’s borders and the balance of global power have been redrawn forever. A superpower no more, its economy and government in ashes, the country’s once-mighty military struggles to stave off complete collapse. As what’s left of the nation’s Special Operations forces, a mysterious group known only as “Ghosts” leads the fight back against a newly emerged, technologically-superior global power.


Disney Infinity (Xbox 360)

An action-adventure game with physical toys, open world creation and story-driven gameplay.


FIFA 14 (Xbox 360)

“Experience the thrill of scoring great goals. Build up play through the midfield, unlock the defense… and then unleash the perfect strike.”–Container.


Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn (PS3)

The realm of Eorzea is ancient, with a conflicted history marked by cycles of prosperous “Astral,” and disastrous “Umbral” eras. Past interpretations of this led many to predict that the current Astral Era would last into eternity, but now the land stands poised to enter another age of decline, a period known as the Seventh Umbral Era. On the eastern border, the Garlean Empire masses its troops for invasion, while the native beast tribes summon their deities, the otherworldly primals. The threats facing Eorzea will not easily be overcome, but overcome they must be. (image from


Journey (PS3)

The indie game developer, thatgamecompany, has created immersive games that deliver stunningly vibrant visuals, a totally Zen gameplay experience and a completely unique feel. As you glide through the underwater world or soar through fields of flowers, you’ll notice yourself relaxing into a mentally challenging, yet emotionally calming frame-of-mind with the help of amazing soundtracks to ease you even further. This Collector’s Edition brings you Journey, Flower and flOw in one package, full of peaceful gameplay and exciting extras. (image and description from


Madden NFL 25 (Xbox 360 & PS3)


Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch (PS3)

“Follow the magical journey of a young boy named Oliver, who enters a beautiful and dangerous parallel world in an attempt to save his mother.”–Container.


PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale (PS3)

Play as one or more of the most notable characters from across the PlayStation game universe, including Supers and with more than 20 unique moves per character.

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