New Media Titles – February 9

Feature

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The Hundred-Foot Journey

Hassan is a culinary ingenue with the gastronomic equivalent of perfect pitch. Displaced from their native India, his family settles in a quaint village in the south of France. They plan to open an Indian restaurant–that is, until Madame Mallory, the owner of a classical French restaurant, gets wind of it. Her icy protests against the new Indian restaurant so near her own escalate to all out war; until Hassan’s cooking talent and love for Mme. Mallory’s assistant, Marguerite, cannot be ignored.

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The Canyons

Manipulative and scheming young movie producer Christian makes films to keep his trust fund intact, while his actress girlfriend and bored plaything, Tara, hides a passionate affair with an actor from her past. When Christian becomes aware of Tara’s infidelity, the young Angelenos are thrust into a violent, sexually-charged tour through the dark side of human nature.

Foreign

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The Milk of Sorrow

Fausta suffers from “The Milk of Sorrow,” an illness transmitted through mother’s milk by women who’ve been raped during Peru’s civil wars. Stricken with the fear that she’s contracted the illness from her mother’s breast milk, Fausta goes to extreme lengths to protect her own sexuality and safety. After her mother’s sudden death, she finds herself compelled to embark on a frightening journey for re-awakening, freedom, and wholeness.

Documentary

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Autism: Warming to its cold embrace

The film “features the perspectives of many of the passionate autism advocates Parish has met along his personal ASD journey … Their points of view offer warmth, understanding, and inspiration to anyone who has a child or adult with autism in their lives.”–Container. (image from iidcautismresources.blogspot.com)

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Sex(ed) the movie

Revealing, occasionally awkward, and often hilarious look at how Americans have learned about sex from the early 1900s to the present. Using clips from an astounding array of sex ed films, this captures what it was like for the kids – confusion, shock, embarrassment – and as well for those doing the educating.

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Inventos Hip Hop Cubano

“Inventos: Hip Hop Cubano provides unique insights into the Hip-Hop scene in Cuba and the reality of contemporary Cuban politics. The film follows the innovators of this musical movement to their homes, the stage, and as they travel abroad for the first time. Inventos embodies the true spirit of Hip Hop, which is to create something powerful and useful out of what is seemingly impossible. Cuban Hip Hop demonstrates the creative and indestructible spirit of the island and its people despite the hardships of the U.S. embargo on Cuba”–P. [4] of cover.(image from amazon.com)

*All images are from IMDB unless otherwise noted*