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1.

Slam

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Trapped in Dodge City, a drug-infested war zone in southeast Washington, D.C., Ray Joshua, gifted young MC, copes with the despair and poverty of his neighborhood by using his wits and verbal talent. One day he is arrested when his drug dealer is gunned down while talking to him. He is put to prison where two rival gangs, Thug Life and the Union, want to recruit him as a member. In jail he finds truth in himself and his craft through Lauren Bell, a beautiful and charismatic writing teacher who leads him to the path of salvation. Using his talent for poetic rap, Ray learns to survive and rise above the pain of his lost generation.
DVDOnline
1998
Clemons (Stacks)
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Fear City

Matt runs a topless dancer talent agency in New York. When two of his dancers are brutally murdered, he suspects that Carmine, a mob-controlled competitor, is behind it. The killer takes a third victim and the newspaper headline scream out about a serial murderer. Matt and his partner Nicky attack Carmine and his gang in a terrible gunfight but they apparently have the wrong target.
Online
2019; 1984
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Sweet Sweetback’s Baadasssss Song

Melvin Van Peebles' groundbreaking classic. A young hustler's aimless pleasure seeking turns to radicalism after witnessing the beating of a black revolutionary by two white cops. Driven to a state of blind rage, Sweetback takes brutal revenge on the cops, forcing him into a desperate life on the run. Despite a humble opening at only two theaters followed by a torrent of negative reviews, SWEET SWEETBACK'S BAADASSSSS SONG mushroomed to {dollar}10,000,000 at the box office, landing it on *Daily Variety’s* list of top-grossing independent films. It is credited as the film that kicked off the so-called “Blaxploitation” film movement. *"[SWEETBACK] accumulates a kind of hallucinatory groove, with unexpected shafts of bizarre humor and vigorous, experimental new wave direction." - Geoff A [...]
Online
2019; 1971
4.

The Fits

While training at the gym, 11-year-old tomboy Toni becomes entranced with a dance troupe. As she struggles to fit in she finds herself caught up in danger as the group begins to suffer from fainting spells and other violent seizures. Nominated for the Best of Next! Award at the **Sundance Film Festival**. Nominated for the Golden Gate Award for Best New Director at the **San Francisco International Film Festival**. Winner of the Someone to Watch Award and nominated for Best First Feature at the **Film Independent Spirit Awards**. *"The movie is a nearly perfect thing, made with such assurance that every shot holds weight and widens your heart." - Ty Burr, **The Boston Globe***
Online
2019; 2016
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Nancy

A serial imposter, Nancy (Andrea Riseborough, *Birdman, Mandy*) becomes increasingly convinced she was kidnapped as a child, and when she meets a couple whose daughter went missing thirty years ago, the power of emotion threatens to overcome all rationality. Nominated for the Grand Jury Prize - Dramatic and winner of the Waldo Salt Screenwriting Award at the **Sundance Film Festival**. Nominated for Best First Screenplay and Best Supporting Female at the **Film Independent Spirit Awards**. *"You'll come away knowing you've seen a master at work." - Sara Stewart, **The New York Post*** *"Nancy has an intellectual savviness to its sadness that works, as it challenges viewers on their compassion and ability to recognize something within someone who is so lost." - Nick Allen, **RogerEber [...]
Online
2019; 2018
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Victoria

Shot in a single uninterrupted take, Victoria, a young woman from Madrid meets four local guys outside a nightclub. Sonne and his friends are real Berliners who promise to show her a good time and the real side of the city. But these boys have got themselves into hot water: they owe someone a dangerous favor that needs to be repaid that evening. As Victoria's flirtation with Sonne begins developing into something more, he convinces her to come along for the ride. As the night rolls on, what started out as a good time, quickly spirals out of control. As dawn approaches, Victoria and Sonne realize: it's all or nothing and they abandon themselves to a heart-stopping journey into the depths of the night. Winner of the Prize of the Guild of German Art House Cinemas and the Silver Berlin B [...]
Online
2019; 2015
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Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans

Terence McDonagh (Oscar-winner Nicolas Cage) is a drug and gambling addled detective in post-Katrina New Orleans investigating the killing of five Senegalese immigrants in this gritty Crime drama from Oscar-nominated auteur, Werner Herzog. Also starring Oscar nominee Brad Dourif (*One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest*), Eva Mendes (*Training Day*) and Val Kilmer (*Top Gun*). Nominated for Best Cinematography at the **Film Independent Spirit Awards**. Nominated for a Golden Lion at the **Venice Film Festival**. "*In fusing European experimentalism and Hollywood boldness, Herzog has created a genuine oddity, a furious and unforgettable hybrid which may well prove to be 2010's most purely enjoyable moviegoing experience.*" - Tom Huddleston, ***Time Out***
Online
2019; 2009
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The Bling Ring

A group of fame-obsessed teenagers living in the suburbs of LA use the internet to track celebrities' whereabouts in order to rob their empty homes. Ringleader Rebecca leads Marc, Nicki, Sam, and Chloe on the ultimate heist of designer clothes and jewelry -- and what starts out as teenage fun quickly spins out of control. Nominated for a Un Certain Regard Award at the **Cannes Film Festival**. "*The Bling Ring plugs into the zeitgeist of trash culture and sparks like a live wire.*" - Peter Travers, ***Rolling Stone***
Online
2019; 2013
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Good Time

Robert Pattinson stars in this fast-paced heist thriller about a bank robber who will stop at nothing to free his brother from prison, launching him into a night-long odyssey through New York’s dark and dangerous criminal underworld. Nominated for the Palme d'Or and winner of Best Composer at the **Cannes Film Festival**. Nominated for Best Director and Best Male Lead (Robert Pattinson) at the **Film Independent Spirit Awards**. *"Pattinson's performance is one of the year's finest and a revelation for anyone who has wanted to pigeonhole him as an actor."* - Adam Graham, ***The Detroit News*** *"...When was the last time a film grabbed you by the lapels and refused to let go?"* - Ty Burr, ***The Boston Globe***
Online
2019; 2017
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A Most Violent Year

A searing crime drama set in New York City during the winter of 1981, statistically the most dangerous year in the city’s history. Starring Oscar Isaac and Jessica Chastain, this gripping story plays out within a maze of rampant political and industry corruption plaguing the streets of a city in decay. A MOST VIOLENT YEAR examines one mans determined climb up amorally crooked ladder, where simmering rivalries and unprovoked attacks threaten his business, family, and - above all - his own unwavering belief in the righteousness of his path. Jessica Chastain was nominated for a **Golden Globe** for Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role for her performance. Nominated for Best Screenplay and Best Supporting Female at the **Film Independent Spirit Awards**. "*A revelation: me [...]
Online
2019; 2014
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The People V. Leo Frank

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This dramatized documentary, drawn verbatim from transcripts, combines the intrigue of a murder mystery with a revealing look at racial, religious and class prejudices. The case was a key factor in the founding and development of the Anti-Defamation League. Originally from New York, Leo Frank was the manager of a pencil factory in Atlanta in 1913, when he was accused and convicted in the rape and murder of a worker, thirteen-year-old Mary Phagan. The case is widely regarded as having been a miscarriage of justice. It was the focus of conflicting cultural pressures, represented class and regional resentment of so-called educated Northern industrialists who were perceived to be wielding too much power in the South, threatening its system of justice, culture and morality. The trial occu [...]
Online
2009
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The Test: A Death Row Drama

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This film was inspired by the true story of two African -American men on death row. The younger man, Bradley, is learning to read in prison, coached by Cleveland, who uses the Bible as a primer. Bradley is about to undergo an IQ test. If the test proves he is retarded, his life would be spared. Bradley, who has been humiliated all his life for being "stupid" is tragically conflicted about deliberately failing the test, which would save his life. Didn t his mother always urge him to try his best? Cleveland s desperate attempt to make him "fail" drives the drama. Study Guide is available for this film.
Online
2006
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American Contemporary Theater: Mass Murder

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An intense one-on-one encounter with a series of five serial murderers. Spend an intimate evening with the twentieth century's most notorious serial killers, including Ted Bundy, Richard Ramirez, and Aileen Wuornos.
Online
2001
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Producers' Showcase: Season 1, Episode 9 the Petrified Forest

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This is a filmed version of Robert E. Sherwood's stage play of the same name.
Online
1955
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The Letter [electronic resource]

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This drama, by director William Wyler, features Siobhan McKenna, Michael Rennie, John Mills, and Anna May Wong.
Online
1956
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Sisters

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Reporter Grace Collier witnesses a woman committing a bizarre murder. When police fail to find a corpse or any trace of the crime, Collier undertakes her own investigation that leads her to a mental asylum and the discovery of the mysterious woman's once-conjoined twin.
DVDOnline
2008
Clemons (Stacks)
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The Punisher

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The Punisher walks through the same world we all know, a world darkened by war, by crime, by cruelty, and by injustice. He has no superpowers to battle the evil he sees all around him. He only has his fierce intelligence, his years of combat experience and, above all, his ironclad determination to avenge those wronged by society's villains, including those who killed his family.
DVDOnline
2004
Clemons (Stacks)
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Man in the Glass Booth [electronic resource]

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Millionaire Jewish entrepreneur Arthur Goldman (Schell) rules a financial empire from his Manhattan penthouse. He is given to passionate and capricious ravings on a variety of subjects. His growing paranoia, dismissed by those close to him, is confirmed when he is kidnapped by Israeli agents and brought to trial in Israel for crimes against humanity. Is he Arthur Goldman or is he Adolph Dorf, former SS colonel who headed a Nazi concentration camp? As the trial progresses, the question becomes more confusing.
Online
1975
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The Infernal Comedy [electronic resource]: A Drama for One Actor, Two Singers, and Orchestra

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The stage-play for a Baroque-Orchestra, two Sopranos and one actor is based on the real-life story of Jack Unterweger, a notorious womanizer and celebrated author and journalist, who was suspected of killing prostitutes in Vienna, Graz, Prague and Los Angeles; later vanished from Vienna, fled into the U.S., got arrested in Miami, transferred to Austria, accused and finally committed suicide after being convicted of homicide in eleven cases.
Online
2009