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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 First Season

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"Join TV's funniest new family and flashback to the '90s! Twelve-year-old hip-hop enthusiast Eddie Huang and his family make their way from D.C.'s Chinatown to Orlando where his dad, Louis, tries to make his new steakhouse a success. His mom, Jessica aims to understand the culture clash and dominate suburbia. While his brothers fit right in, Eddie's still tries to get a seat at the table--any table--in the school cafeteria"--Container.
DVD
2015
Clemons (Stacks)
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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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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)
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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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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)
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I, Tonya

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Based on the unbelievable but true events, I, Tonya is a dark comedic tale of American figure skater, Tonya Harding, and one of the most sensational scandals in sports history. Though Harding was the first American woman to complete a triple axel in competition, her legacy was forever defined by her association with an infamous and poorly executed attack on fellow Olympic competitor Nancy Kerrigan. I, Tonya is an absurd, irreverent, and piercing portrayal of Harding's life and career in all of its unchecked--and checkered--glory.
DVD
2017; 2018
Clemons (Stacks)
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Flaming Star

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"In the years after the Civil War, western Texas is an uneasy meeting ground of two cultures: one white, the other Native-American. When fighting breaks out between the settlers and natives, Pacer Burton (Elvis Presley), the son of a white rancher (John McIntire), is pulled into the deadly violence despite his peacemaking efforts"--Container.
DVD
2012; 1960
Clemons (Stacks)
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The Americans: The Complete Fourth Season

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Two undercover KGB agents pose as a married American couple in order to spy on the United States government during the Cold War.
DVD
2016
Clemons (Stacks)
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Stop the Pounding Heart

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Sara is a young girl raised in a family of goat farmers. Her parents homeschool their twelve children, rigorously following the precepts of the Bible. Like her sisters, Sara is taught to be a devout woman, subservient to men, while keeping her emotional and physical purity intact until marriage. When Sara meets Colby, a young amateur bull rider, she is thrown into crisis, questioning the only way of life she has ever known.
DVD
2015; 2013
Clemons (Stacks)
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Jackie

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A searing and intimate portrait of one of the most important and tragic moments in American history, seen through the eyes of the iconic First Lady, then Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy. The film places us in her world during the days immediately following her husband's assassination. Known for her extraordinary dignity and poise, here we see a psychological portrait of the First Lady as she struggles to maintain her husband's legacy and the world of a "Camelot" that they created and loved so well.
DVD
2016
12.

Growing Up Smith

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It's the feel-good, coming-of-age story of Smith, a ten-year-old boy from India growing up in Small Town, America in 1979. As the boy's family tries to straddle the line between embracing the American Dream and preserving their Indian heritage, Smith sneaks out for a taste of Kentucky Fried Chicken, dons a Saturday Night Fever costume, and contends with his parents as they send him to school with a yellow squash instead of a pumpkin to carve for Halloween.
DVD
2017; 2015; 2016
Clemons (Stacks)
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Hidden Figures

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As the United States raced against Russia to put a man in space, NASA found untapped talent in a group of African-American female mathematicians that served as the brains behind one of the greatest operations in U.S. history. Dorothy Vaughan, Mary Jackson, and Katherine Johnson crossed all gender, race, and professional lines while their brilliance and desire to dream big, beyond anything ever accomplished before by the human race, firmly cemented them in U.S. history as true American heroes.
DVD
2017
14.

The Birth of a Nation

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Nat Turner is a literate American slave and preacher. His financially strained owner accepts an offer to use Nat's preaching to subdue unruly slaves. But as Nat witnesses countless atrocities, he orchestrates an uprising in the hopes of leading his people to freedom.
DVD
2016
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Hairspray

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In 1962 Baltimore, all the kids watch the Corny Collins Show. Every day after school Tracy Turnblad, an overweight teenager with all the right moves, and her best friend Penny run home to watch and drool over teenage heartthrob Link Larkin. When one of the "Council Kids" goes on a leave of absence, Tracy auditions to be the replacement, is sent to detention for skipping school, and thereby meets Seaweed--who shows her how to really shake 'em down. Helped by Seaweed, Link, Penny, Motormouth Maybelle, and her parents, Tracy sets out to integrate the show ... without denting her 'do!
DVD
2009
Clemons (Stacks)
16.

Gypsy

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Mama Rose lives to see her daughter, June, succeed on Broadway by way of Vaudeville.
DVD
2010
Clemons (Stacks)
17.

Roots

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The gripping story is told through four generations, from the capture of Kunta Kinte in Africa to his transport to Colonial America in brutal conditions through successive generations fighting to win their freedom in the Civil War.
DVD
2016
Clemons (Stacks)
18.

Sommersby

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When Jack Sommersby returns home to the South after the Civil War, he is not the man anyone remembers, including his wife. The real test of their newfound love and his identity comes when he stands trial for his life.
DVD
2015; 1993
Clemons (Stacks)
19.

The Book of Negroes

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A universal story of loss, courage and triumph, this recounts the extraordinary journey of Aminata Diallo, an indomitable African woman who survives in a world in which everything seems to be against her. Kidnapped by slave traders in West Africa then sold into slavery in South Carolina, Aminata navigates her way through the American Revolution in New York, the isolated refuge of Nova Scotia, and the treacherous jungles of Sierra Leone, before finally securing her freedom in England.
DVD
2015
Clemons (Vault--Ask at circulation desk)
20.

The Hebrew Hammer

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Jewish superhero Mordechai Jefferson Carver (a.k.a.: The Hebrew Hammer) attempts to save Hanukkah from a psychotic Santa Claus.
DVD
2004; 2003
Clemons (Stacks)