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Mighty uke the amazing comeback of a musical underdog. DVD Mighty uke the amazing comeback of a musical underdog.


DVD-ED 787.89 MIGHTY

Travel the world to discover why so many people of different nations, cultures, ages and musical tastes are turning to the ukulele to express themselves, connect with the past, and with each other. From the redwoods of California to an English pub, from a suburb of Tel Aviv through Tokyo's highrise canyons to the green mountains of Hawaii, ukers tell the story of the people's instrument.

Suggested by Dawn




Trance DVD Trance


DVD TRANCE

After a blow to the head during his attempted robbery of a $27 million Goya painting, Simon, an art auctioneer, awakens to find that the painting, and his memory, are missing. Forced by his ruthless crime partner Frank to undergo hypnosis, Simon enters into a deadly love triangle with his seductive hypnotist.

A sexy and violent mind-bender from the director of Trainspotting and 28 Days Later.

Suggested by Dawn




White House down DVD White House down


DVD WHITEHO

While on a tour of the White House with his young daughter, a Capitol policeman springs into action to save his child and protect the president from a heavily armed group of paramilitary invaders.

Kind of ridiculous, but lots of fun. - Dawn




The bling ring DVD The bling ring


DVD BLINGRI

Inspired by actual events, The Bling Ring tells the story of a group of fame-obsessed teenagers living in the suburbs of Los Angeles who use the internet to track celebrities, whereabouts in order to rob their empty homes. Ringleader Rebecca leads the group of misfits including Marc, Nicki, Sam and Chloe on the ultimate heist for designer clothes and jewelry; and what starts out as teenage fun quickly spins out of control.

Fascinating true story...and filmed in Paris Hilton's home! - Dawn




The intouchables DVD The intouchables


DVD INTOUCH

An irreverent, uplifting comedy about friendship, trust, and human possibility. Based on a true story of friendship between a handicapped millionaire and his street-smart ex-con caretaker, The Intouchables depicts an unlikely camaraderie rooted in honesty and humor between two individuals who, on the surface, would seem to have nothing in common.

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Upstream color DVD Upstream color


DVD UPSTREA

Kris is derailed from her life when she is drugged by a small-time thief. She is unknowingly drawn into the life cycle of a presence that permeates the microscopic world, moving to nematodes, plant life, livestock, and back again. Along the way, she finds another being-a familiar, who is equally consumed by the mysterious presence. The two search urgently for a place of safety within each other as they struggle to assemble the loose fragments of their wrecked lives.

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The sessions DVD The sessions


DVD SESSION

Paralyzed and confined to an iron lung since childhood, poet-journalist Mark O'Brien has overcome adversity time and time again. But now, at age 38, he faces his toughest challenge yet: losing his virginity. With the help of a beautiful therapist, a sympathetic priest, and his own unbridled sense of optimism and humor, Mark embarks on an extraordinary personal journey to discover the wondrous pleasures that make life worth living.

Suggested by Dawn




Silver linings playbook DVD Silver linings playbook


DVD SIL9721

The story of how a man who has lost everything, his house, his job, his wife, reconnects with himself and creates his own silver linings from the bonds he forms with his family and friends.

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The master DVD The master


DVD MASTER

A striking portrait of drifters and seekers in post-World War II America, Paul Thomas Anderson's The Master unfolds the journey of a naval veteran who arrives home from war unsettled and uncertain of his future, until he is tantalized by The Cause and its charismatic leader.

An amazing performance by Philip Seymour Hoffman (RIP).

Suggested by Dawn




The Queen of Versailles DVD The Queen of Versailles


DVD-ED 338.0922 QUE504

The Queen of Versailles is a character-driven documentary about a billionaire family and their financial challenges in the wake of the economic crisis. The film follows two unique characters, whose rags-to-riches-to-rags success stories reveal the innate virtues and flaws of the American Dream.

An eye opening documentary about the suffering of the 1%.

Suggested by Dawn




Robot & Frank DVD Robot & Frank


DVD ROB539

Frank is an aging ex-jewel thief, and his two grown children are worried that he can no longer care for himself. In deciding what to do with Frank, the most likely option appears to be putting him in a nursing home. But Frank's son comes up with another option: buy Frank a walking, talking robot programmed to look after him and improve his physical and mental health. Frank resists the robot at first, but he warms to it after realizing that it could be the perfect heist companion.

A delightful story about growing old, without losing your self. With Susan Sarandon as a sexy librarian!

Suggested by Dawn




Teddy bear DVD Teddy bear


DVD TED75

Dennis, a painfully shy 38-year old body builder who would like to find true love, has never had a girlfriend and lives with his mother in a suburb of Copenhagen. When his uncle marries a woman from Thailand, Dennis decides to try his own luck on a visit to Pattaya as it seems love is easier to find there. Knowing his mother would never accept another woman in his life, he lies and tells her he is going to Germany for a competition. Pattaya turns out to be a cultural shock for him. The intrusive Thai girls shatter his naive picture of what love should be like. He is about to lose hope when he unexpectedly meets the woman of his dreams.

A bittersweet story of global love.

Suggested by Dawn




Misfits. Season one DVD Misfits. Season one


DVD MIS9734

Kelly, Nathan, Curtis, Alisha and Simon are five unruly teenagers forced to do community service as payback for their crimes. But when a freak electrical storm hits their town, strange things begin to happen to them that are way out of their control. In fact, they have no idea that they've actually turned into superheroes, each with a power they didn't choose or want. They must save their town from the evil that has descended upon it.

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Seeking a friend for the end of the world DVD Seeking a friend for the end of the world


DVD SEEKING

As an asteroid nears Earth, a man finds himself alone after his wife leaves in a panic. He decides to take a road trip to reunite with his high school sweetheart. Accompanying him is a neighbor who inadvertently puts a wrench in his plan.

Sweet and chilling all at once!

Suggested by Dawn




Miss representation DVD Miss representation


DVD-ED 302.2308 MIS787

Discusses ways in which the media openly degrades women. Features commentary from many influential women in media and politics.

Very thought provoking! Anyone with a daughter should watch this.

Suggested by Dawn




Toast DVD Toast


DVD TOAST

A delicious love letter to the tastes and smells that a young boy associates with his journey into adulthood. Nigel's Mother was always a poor cook, and her addiction to all things canned isn't helping. Nigel, on the other hand, laps up cookbooks as if they were porn, and spends all his free time gazing longingly at the delights offered at Percy Salt's grocery shop.

Sad story of a chef's young life.

Suggested by Dawn




The secret world of Arrietty DVD The secret world of Arrietty


DVD SEC8555

In a secret world hidden beneath the floorboards, little people called Borrowers live quietly among us. But when tenacious and tiny Arrietty is discovered by Shawn, a human boy, their secret and forbidden friendship blossoms into an extraordinary adventure.

A beautiful animated feature from Studio Ghibli.

Suggested by Dawn




The decoy bride DVD The decoy bride


DVD DEC9811

When the world's media descend on the remote Scottish Island where a Hollywood actress is attempting to get married, a local girl is hired as a decoy bride to put the paparazzi off the scent.

While this got a low rating on Rotten Tomatoes, I found it to be charming, sweet and slightly awkward...just how I like my romantic comedies. Plus, it stars David Tennant (of Doctor Who fame) and Kelly MacDonald (Trainspotting, Brave), who are both delightful.

Suggested by Dawn




Bridesmaids DVD Bridesmaids


DVD BRI5600

Annie's life is a mess. But when she finds out her lifetime best friend is engaged, she simply must serve as Lillian's maid of honor. Though lovelorn and broke, Annie bluffs her way through the expensive and bizarre rituals. With one chance to get it perfect, she'll show Lillian and her bridesmaids just how far you'll go for someone you love.

In turns embarrassing, hilarious, foul, and moving.

Suggested by Dawn




The secret of Kells Juvenile DVD The secret of Kells


J DVD SEC2902

In a remote medieval outpost of Ireland, young Brendan embarks on a new life of adventure when a celebrated master illuminator arrives from foreign lands carrying a book brimming with secret wisdom and powers. To help complete the magical book, Brendan has to overcome his deepest fears on a dangerous quest that takes him into the enchanted forest where mythical creatures hide.

A unique animated movie with gorgeous art!

Suggested by Dawn




The ides of March DVD The ides of March


DVD IDE9249

During the frantic last days before a heavily contested Ohio presidential primary, an up-and-coming campaign press secretary finds himself involved in a political scandal that threatens to upend his candidate's shot at the presidency.

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50 DVD 50/50


DVD 5059250

Inspired by personal experiences, an original story about friendship, love, survival, and finding humor in unlikely places. Two best friends' lives change when one of them is diagnosed with cancer.

Suggested by Dawn




Kurt Cobain about a son DVD Kurt Cobain about a son


DVD-ED 782.4216 KUR719

A rare and personal portrait of a boy who becomes a musician, a husband, a rock star, a father and a songwriter whose words have touched millions. Cobain's story unfolds through his own narrative assembled from more than 25 hours of audiotaped conversations, never before made public.

Beautiful visual portrait of the Northwest played over the words of K.C. Lovely and haunting. Only disappointment...no Nirvana music! Suggested by Dawn




The interrupters DVD The interrupters


DVD-ED 306.0977 INT3007

The moving and surprising stories of three Violence Interrupters who, with bravado, humility, and even humor, try to protect their Chicago communities from the violence they once employed. Shot over the course of a year, this documentary captures a period in Chicago when it became a national symbol for the violence in America's cities.

Suggested by Dawn




Becoming Chaz DVD Becoming Chaz


DVD-ED 305.9086 BEC781

Documents the physical and emotional journey of transformation as Chaz Bono, who grew up as Sonny and Cher's daughter Chastity, undertakes gender reassignment as a male.

Bravely honest and informative...puts a human face on something many folks don't understand and have trouble relating to...I thought it was great.

Suggested by Dawn




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