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Far From the Tree

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"FAR FROM THE TREE follows families meeting extraordinary challenges through love, empathy, and understanding. This life-affirming documentary encourages us to cherish loved ones for all they are, not who they might have been. Based on Andrew Solomon's award-winning, critically acclaimed, New York Times bestselling non-fiction book "Far From the Tree: Parents, Children and the Search for Identity."--Container.
DVD
2017
Clemons (CHECKED OUT)
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Boy Erased

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Boy Erased tells the courageous story of Jared Eamons, the son of a Baptist pastor in a small American town, who must overcome the fallout of being outed to his parents. His parents struggle with reconciling their love for their son with their beliefs. Fearing a loss of family, friends, and community, Jared is pressured into attending a conversion therapy program. While there, Jared comes into conflict with its leader and begins his journey to finding his own voice and accepting his true self.
DVD
2019; 2018
Law (Klaus Reading Room) Map
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The Hate U Give

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Starr Carter navigates the perilous waters between her poor, black neighborhood and her prestigious, mainly white private school. This all changes when she finds herself in the middle of racial activism after her best friend is shot by police officers, and she's forced to make a decision. Allow the media to skewer her friend to protect the status quo, or stand up and tell the truth in memory of Khalil?
DVD
2019; 2018
Law (Klaus Reading Room) Map
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First Man

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The riveting story behind the first manned mission to the moon, focusing on Neil Armstrong and the decade leading to the historic Apollo 11 flight. A visceral and intimate account told from Armstrong₂s perspective, based on the book by James R. Hansen, the film explores the triumphs and the cost, on Armstrong, his family, his colleagues and the nation itself; of one of the most dangerous missions in history.
DVDBlu-Ray
2019
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Birth of a Movement: The Battle Against America's First Blockbuster

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"In 1915, African American newspaper editor and civil rights activist William Monroe Trotter waged a battle against D.W. Griffith's notoriously Ku Klux Klan-friendly blockbuster The Birth of a Nation, which unleashed a fight still raging today about race relations and representation, and the power and influence of Hollywood. Birth of a Movement features commentary from Spike Lee, Reginald Hudlin, Henry Louis Gates, Jr., and DJ Spooky (who created a new score and remix of the Griffith film), and numerous clips from the technically groundbreaking but racially astounding epic"--Case.
DVD
2017; 2016
Clemons (Stacks)
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Won't You Be My Neighbor?

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As one of America's most beloved children's show hosts, Mr. Rogers remains one of the most iconic television figures for families worldwide. This documentary takes a closer look at the person behind the show, persona, and personality that helped define what it meant to be a good person and be a part of a healthy community. Through his children's show, Mr. Rogers would go on to inspire a generation by not skirting real world issues, confronting issues of social justice and maturity through a lens that provided an educational aspect that was approachable by kids and appreciated by the entire family.
DVD
2018
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Modern Family: The Complete Ninth Season

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The outrageous ninth season revolves around the blended Pritchett-Dunphy-Tucker clan, headed by Jay Pritchett. Jay and his vivacious second wife Gloria are raising their young son Joe and Gloria's college bound son Manny. Meanwhile, Jay's grown daughter Claire and her husband Phil are becoming empty nesters, while Clare's brother Mitchell and his husband Cameron fumble through nurturing their gifted daughter Lily.
DVD
2018
Law (Klaus Reading Room) Map
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Seven Angry Men

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John Brown and his sons and followers murder advocates of slavery so that Kansas can join the United States as a free state. They continue the fight in Harpers Ferry, Virginia.
DVD
2015; 1955
Clemons (Stacks)
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Free CeCe!

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"On her way to the store with a group of friends, Chrishaun Reed "CeCe" McDonald was brutally attacked. While defending her life, a man was killed. After a coercive interrogation, CeCe was incarcerated in a men's prison in Minnesota. An international campaign to free CeCe garnered significant support from media and activists, including actress Laverne Cox. Cox signed on as executive producer of FREE CECE!, committed to exploring the role race, class, and gender played in CeCe's case. In the end, CeCe emerged not only as a survivor, but also as a leader. Documentarian Jac Gares pushed past the everyday narratives of victimhood surrounding the lives of transgender people, to spotlight the way CeCe and other trans people are leading a growing movement fighting for the rights of transgen [...]
DVD
2016
Clemons (Stacks)
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The Rape of Recy Taylor

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Recy Taylor, a 24-year-old black mother and sharecropper, was gang raped by six white boys in 1944 Alabama. Common in Jim Crow South, few women spoke up in fear for their lives. Not Recy Taylor, who bravely identified her rapists. The NAACP sent its chief rape investigator Rosa Parks, who rallied support and triggered an unprecedented outcry for justice.
DVD
2017
Clemons (Stacks)
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Full Metal Jacket

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"A superb ensemble cast falls in for action in Stanley Kubrick's brilliant saga about the Vietnam War and the dehumanizing process that turns people into trained killers."--Container.
DVD
2007
Clemons (Stacks)
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Fresh Off the Boat: The Complete Fourth Season

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Set in the mid-1990s, and inspired by a true story, this show stars Hudson Yang as eleven-year-old, hip-hop-loving Eddie Huang, who, with his family, is adjusting to a new life in suburban Orlando. Faced with new schools, new friends, new neighbors and new traditions the Huangs stay true to their family values as they pursue the American Dream.
DVD
2018; 2017
Clemons (Stacks)
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RBG

RBG

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At the age of 85, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has developed a lengthy legal legacy while becoming an unexpected pop culture icon. But the unique personal journey of her rise to the nation's highest court has been largely unknown, even to some of her biggest fans - until now. RBG explores Ginsburg's life and career.
DVD
2018
Law (Item in transit)
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Westworld: Season One the Maze

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A dark odyssey about the dawn of artificial consciousness and the evolution of sin -- exploring a world in which every human appetite, not matter how noble or depraved, can be indulged. Exploring what it means to be human through the eyes of the lifelike AI "hosts" in the park, the series investigates the boundaries of an exotic world set at the intersection of the near future and the reimagined past. Meticulously crafted and artfully designed. Westworld offers its guests an unparalleled, immersive world where they have the freedom to become who they've always wanted to be -- or who they never knew they were. No rules, no laws, no judgment. Live without limits.
DVD
2017; 2016
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Dolores

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"Dolores Huerta is among the most important, yet least known, activists in American history. An equal partner in co-founding the first farm workers unions with Cesar Chavez, her enormous contributions have gone largely unrecognized. Dolores tirelessly led the fight for racial and labor justice alongside Chavez, becoming one of the most defiant feminists of the twentieth century--and she continues the fight to this day ... With intimate and unprecedented access to this intensely private mother to eleven, the film reveals the raw, personal stakes involved in committing one's life to social change."--https://www.doloresthemovie.com/aboutnew
DVD
2017
Clemons (Stacks)
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Cesar's Last Fast

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"A documentary film about the private sacrifice and spiritual conviction behind Cesar Chavez's struggle for the humane treatment of America's farm workers, and the impact Chavez's legacy has on today's generation of organizers fighting for farm worker rights. The film is built around powerful, never-before-seen footage of Chavez's 1988 "Fast for Life," a 36-day act of penance for not having done enough to stop growers from spraying pesticides on farm workers"--Film website.
DVD
2014; 2013
Clemons (Stacks)
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Cesar Chavez

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The story of the famed civil rights leader and labor organizer torn between his duties as a husband and father and his commitment to securing a living wage for farm workers. Chavez embraced non-violence as he battled greed and prejudice in his struggle to bring dignity to people. He inspired millions of Americans who never worked on a farm to fight for social justice. His triumphant journey is a remarkable testament to the power of one individual's ability to change the world.
DVD
2014; 2013
Clemons (Stacks)
18.

Across the Universe

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Jude is a young dockworker from Liverpool who travels to find his estranged father in America. He is swept up by the waves of change that are re-shaping the nation. Lucy is a rich and sheltered American girl who Jude falls in love with. Lucy joins the growing anti-war movement in New York's Greenwich Village. As the body count in Vietnam rises, political tensions at home spiral out of control and the star-crossed lovers find themselves in a psychedelic world gone mad.
DVD
2009
Clemons (Stacks)
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Little Pink House

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Susette Kelo, a small-town nurse, develops as the hesitant leader of her working-class neighbors in their fight to save their homes from political and corporate entities intent on taking the land and handing it over to Pfizer Corporation. Her battle goes all the way to the US Supreme Court and the controversial decision gave government officials the power to destroy a neighborhood for the benefit of a multibillion-dollar corporation.
DVD
2018
Law (Klaus Reading Room) Map
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Thelma & Louise

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Two women friends leave their partners for a short trip, but an unexpected incident turns them into fugitives from the law.
DVD
2010
Clemons (Stacks)