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New Titles – September 24th




The last surviving child of the Russian Royal Family hooks up with two con men to reunite with her grandmother, the Dowager Empress, while the undead Rasputin seeks her death.

Jay and Silent Bob

Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back

The comic ‘Bluntman and Chronic’ is based on real-life stoners Jay and Silent Bob, so when they get no profit from a big-screen adaptation they set out to wreck the movie.



Still a stranger to her own body, a high school student discovers she has a physical advantage when she becomes the object of male violence.

Foreign Films



A French woman mourning over the death of her husband three years prior is courted by a Swedish co-worker.

Gunga Jumna

Gunga Jumna

Two brothers, Gunga and Jumna, are growing up in a village controlled by an evil landlord. When Gunga is framed by the landlord for a crime he did not commit, he escapes to the mountains and joins a band of bandits. (Wikipedia)

los santos

Los Santos Inocentes

Paco, Régula, and their three children live on a ranch in Extremadura, where they dutifully serve an upper-class family. One day, Azarías, Régula’s mentally-handicapped brother, arrives on the ranch. Now, they must face poverty together (Wikipedia).



Microcultural Incidents in Ten Zoos

Ray L. Birdwhistell demonstrates the context control method for comparative analysis of cross-cultural situations. Film excerpts portray the interaction of members of families with each other and with animals in zoos in England, France, Italy, Hong Kong, India, Japan, and the United States. (


Nine for IX

Series focuses on captivating stories of women in sports told through the lens of female filmmakers. Nine for IX film topics include an intimate look at Pat Summitt, college sports’ most successful coach ever, the largely unknown history of Katarina Witt and her link with East Germany’s secret police, and the focus of sex in the marketing of female athletes.

Audio Books



Freedom comically and tragically captures the temptations and burdens of liberty: the thrills of teenage lust, the shaken compromises of middle age, the wages of suburban sprawl, the heavy weight of empire. In charting the mistakes and joys of Walter and Patty Berglund as they struggle to learn how to live in an ever more confusing world, Franzen has produced an indelible and deeply moving portrait of our time.

la casa en mango street

La Casa en Mango Street

Told in a series of vignettes – sometimes heartbreaking, sometimes deeply joyous – it is the story of a young Latina girl growing up in Chicago, inventing for herself who and what she will become. Translated into Spanish.

me talk pretty one day

Me Talk Pretty One Day

A recent transplant to Paris, humorist David Sedaris, bestselling author of “Naked”, presents a collection of his strongest work yet, including the title story about his hilarious attempt to learn French.

wrinkle in time

A Wrinkle in Time

Meg Murray, her little brother Charles Wallace, and their mother are having a midnight snack on a dark and stormy night when an unearthly stranger appears at their door. He claims to have been blown off course, and goes on to tell them that there is such a thing as a “tesseract,” which, if you didn’t know, is a wrinkle in time. Meg’s father had been experimenting with time-travel when he suddenly disappeared. Will Meg, Charles Wallace, and their friend Calvin outwit the forces of evil as they search through space for their father?

Video Games

the orange box

The Orange Box

portal 2

Portal 2

**All photos and summaries for film and television items from IMDB unless otherwise specified**
**All photos and summaries for audiobook and video game items from Amazon unless otherwise specified**

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