The horror flicks and campy, witchy TV series have been tucked back into the regular browsing stacks. The icy November wind has brought in a gust of new films for your perusal on the Staff Picks shelf, located across from the our front desk, centered around a few seasonal themes. Here are some featured titles; let us know if you have any suggestions for films you’d like us to include!
Native American Heritage Month:
- Long Journey Home, a documentary about the former chief of the Delaware tribe in Indiana.
- Barking Water, a quirky road movie about an elderly native man reconnecting with his family and his past.
- Up Heartbreak Hill, a PBS documentary following three Navajo teenagers at a reservation high school.
- a revolving selection of movies featuring conspicuously facially hirsute characters, including Cheech and Chong in Up In Smoke, Dumbledore in the Harry Potter Films, Kurt in Old Joy, and The Man in The Road.
- Pieces of April, a comedy of errors resulting when conservative suburban family’s prodigal daughter hosts their Thanksgiving dinner on the Lower East Side.
- The Ice Storm, in which two Connecticut families find their lives spiral out of control over Thanksgiving weekend, 1973.
- Capturing the Friedmans, a documentary about a family torn on Thanksgiving Day apart when the father and youngest son are charged with horrific crimes.
- Our fourth and final shelf will rotate weekly and take its theme from a holiday, actor’s birthday, or topical event that falls on that week. This week: it’s Matthew McConaughey’s birthday today, so expect only the rangiest, drawliest films with the most distant stares.