New Titles – June 29th

Feature Films

Once Upon a Time in America

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A former Prohibition-era Jewish gangster returns to the Lower East Side of Manhattan over thirty years later, where he once again must confront the ghosts and regrets of his old life.

 

A Bag of Hammers

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Two misfit best friends incapable of growing up, whose direction is tested by an abandoned child worn beyond his years. Together they invent the family they’ve always needed.

Remember the Titans

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The true story of a newly appointed African-American coach and his high school team on their first season as a racially integrated unit.

 

The Builder

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Having set out from coastal Queens to the Catskills, an Irish immigrant carpenter finds himself overcome by an inexplicable fatigue.

 

Legalese

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When a sexy actress is charged with murder, a charming celebrity lawyer uses trickery to defend her against the press as well as the prosecution.

 

Foreign Films

Solaris

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A psychologist is sent to a station orbiting a distant planet in order to discover what has caused the crew to go insane.

 

Kagemusha

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A petty thief with an utter resemblance to a samurai warlord is hired as the lord’s double. When the warlord later dies the thief is forced to take up arms in his place.

 

Price of Gold

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Mongolia is known for its original Nomad culture as well as the spectacular natural landscape. Since gold deposits have been discovered however, both are threatened. Gold rush rules Mongolia. The film tells the story of a couple of men who set forth on the search for the precious metal.

 

Documentaries

Hometown: A Journey Through Terre Haute, Indiana

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“Host Tom Roznowski leads viewers back to the spring of 1926, when Terre Haute, Indiana was widely known as ‘The Crossroads of America’.”–Container. (photo from indianapublicmedia.org)

 

Apache 8

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Documentary about an all-women wildland firefighter crew from the White Mountain Apache Tribe.

 

The Tiniest Place

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The resilient residents of a small mountain village in El Salvador rebuild their homes in the wake of their country’s bloody civil war. (photo from tiniestplace.weebly.com)

 

10th Parallel

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Close to the 10th Parallel south, on the border with Peru, the frontiersman José Carlos Meirelles founded the Frente de Proteça̋o Etnoambiental do Rio Envira. Without making contact, his team set up land limits so that the Natives could live in freedom in the rainforest, protecting the environment. For 21 days they went up the Envira River, identified campsite remains and recorded meetings among Meirelles, anthropologist Txai Terri de Aquino, and the riverside populations. (photo from amazon.com)

 

Long Distance Revolutionary: A Journey with Mumia Abu-Jamal

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The film chronicles the life and revolutionary times of the former death row inmate Mumia Abu-Jamal.

 

Vietnam: An American History

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“A six-year project from conception to completion, this nine-hour DVD collection carefully analyzes the costs and consequences of this controversial but intriguing war. From the first episode to the last, it provides a detailed visual and oral account of the war that changed a generation and continues to color American thinking on many military and foreign policy issues” — Container. (photo from timeline.com)

 

 

**All photos from IMDB unless otherwise mentioned**