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41.

God Grew Tired of Us

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Presents the plight of young, male Sudanese refugees, known as "lost boys," being displaced to foreign countries due to civil war in their homeland. The film tells the story of three of the lost boys who struggled to come to the United States for a better life, while still attempting to assist the family and friends they have left behind.
DVD
2007; 2006
42.

Adventureland

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In 1987, James Brennan's dreams of a European summer vacation before studying at an Ivy League school in New York City are ruined after his parents have a severe career setback. As a result, James must get a summer job to cover his upcoming expenses. He goes to work at the decrepit local amusement park, Adventureland - a place where the games are rigged and the rides make you sick. There, he falls in love with witty co-worker, Emily Lewin. In that setting, the two have unforgettable and painful learning experiences about life, love and trust. A place where James discovers what he truly values.
DVD
2009
43.

Frost/Nixon

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Richard Nixon is the disgraced president with a legacy to save. David Frost is a jet-setting television personality with a name to make. This is the legendary battle between the two men and the historic encounter that changed both their lives. For three years after resigning from office, Nixon remained silent. But in the summer of 1977, the steely, cunning former commander-in-chief agreed to sit for one all-inclusive interview to confront the questions of his time in office and the Watergate scandal that ended his presidency. Everyone is surprised that Nixon would select Frost as his televised confessor, intending to easily outfox the breezy British showman and secure a place in the hearts and minds of Americans (as well as a $600,000 fee). Likewise, Frost's team harbors doubts that [...]
DVD
2009; 2008
44.

Taking Chance

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The remarkable true story of one soldier's death in battle, another soldier's journey of discovery and a nation's reverence and gratitude toward its war dead. After hearing of the heroic death of a young Marine in Iraq, veteran officer Lt. Colonel Michael Strobl volunteers to escort the remains of Lance Corporal Chance Phelps back to his hometown in Wyoming. As Strobl crosses America's heartland, he will find himself on an unexpectedly emotional journey into the soul of a country mourning not only Chance, but all of our country's fallen heroes.
DVD
2009
45.

He's Just Not That Into You

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Gigi is struggling to find true love while shifting through men who are simply not interested. After her latest date, Conor, has failed to call her. Gigi visits a bar he said he frequented in order to see him. There, she meets Alex, a friend of Conor's who works at the bar. Gigi admits that Connor is not expecting her. Alex explains that Connor isn't interested and takes it upon himself to explain the 'signs' to Gigi. Meanwhile, having just left Gigi, Connor calls his girlfriend Anna. She is at the supermarket and runs into Ben. The two exchange numbers, but Ben finally admits that he is married. Ben walks over to the car where his friend Neil has been waiting. Neil asks Ben what that was about. Neil returns home and is greeted by Beth, his girlfriend. Neil doesn' t believe in marria [...]
DVD
2009
46.

Good Hair

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Comedian Chris Rock tackles the very personal issue of hair, and how attaining good hair can impact African American's activities, relationships, wallets, and a self-esteem. Engages in frank, funny conversations with haircare professionals, beautyshop and barbershop patrons, as well as featuring interviews with Dr. Maya Angelou, Nia Long, Ice-T, Raven Symone, and more.
DVD
2010
47.

Fair Game

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Based on the autobiography of undercover CIA operative Valerie Plame, whose covert identity was exposed when her husband, retired Ambassador Joe Wilson, wrote a newspaper article challenging the basis for the claim that there were weapons of mass destruction in Iraq.
DVD
2011; 2010
48.

30 Rock: Season 3

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Go behind-the-scenes of a live sketch comedy show. Watch as Jack comes back to GE; Liz gets a visit from an adoption agency caseworker; Liz sits next to Oprah on her flight from Chicago to New York; Tracy and Jenna conduct a 'social experiment;' Jack hooks up with Liz's psycho ex-roommate; Liz thinks she has found the perfect mate; Don Geiss wakes from his coma; Jack falls in love with his mother's nurse; Liz has a disastrous first date; Jack gets the writers to come up with a name for GE's new pocket microwave; Liz launches a plan to find Jack's biological father.
DVD
2009
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49.

Eat Pray Love

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A happily married woman who is trying to get pregnant realizes that her life needs to go in a new direction. After a very painful divorce, she risks everything and embarks on a journey around the world that becomes a quest for self-discovery.
DVD
2010
50.

127 Hours

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"... the powerfully uplifting true story of one man's struggle to survive against mountainous odds. Aron Ralston (James Franco) has a passion for all things outdoors. But when a falling boulder traps him in a remote Utah canyon, a thrill-seeker's adventure becomes the challenge of a lifetime. Over the next five days, Ralston embarks on a remarkable personal journey in which he relies on the memories of family and friends--as well as his own courage and ingenuity--to turn adversity into triumph!"--Container.
DVD
2011; 2010
51.

Secretariat

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Behind every legend lies an impossible dream. Witness the spectacular journey of an incredible horse named Secretariat and the moving story of his unlikely owner, a housewife who risked everything to make him a champion.
DVD
2011
52.

Waiting for "Superman"

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Provided is an engaging and inspiring look at public education in the United States. This documentary has helped launch a movement to achieve a real and lasting change through the compelling stories of five unforgettable students such as Emily, a Silicon Valley eighth-grader who is afraid of being labeled as unfit for college, and Francisco, a Bronx first-grader whose mom will do anything to give him a shot at a better life. Included are featurettes, and commentary.
DVD
2011; 2010
53.

Two Lovers

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After Leonard moves back into the home he grew up in to mend a broken heart, he meets two women in quick succession. Michelle is a mysterious and beautiful neighbor. Sandra is the lovely and caring daughter of a businessman who is buying out his family's dry-cleaning business. Leonard is forced to make an impossible decision, between desire and the comfort of love, or risk falling back into the same darkness that nearly killed him.
DVD
2009; 2008
54.

Brothers

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Captain Sam Cahill is embarking on his fourth tour of duty, leaving behind his beloved wife and two daughters. When Sam's Blackhawk helicopter is shot down in the mountains of Afghanistan, the worst is presumed, leaving an enormous void in the family. Despite a dark history, Sam's charismatic younger brother steps in to fill the family void.
DVD
2010
55.

Medicine for Melancholy

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Two African American twenty-somethings have a one-night stand. And a night they barely remember becomes a day they will never forget. A tale of sex, race, bicycles and modern urban life. Deals with the challenge of being a minority in a rapidly gentrifying San Francisco.
DVD
2009
56.

Food, Inc

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Lifts the veil on our nation's food industry, exposing how our nation's food supply is now controlled by a handful of corporations that often put profits ahead of consumer health, the livelihood of the American farmer, the safety of workers and our own environment. Reveals surprising - and often shocking truths - about what we eat, how it's produced and who we have become as a nation.
DVD
2009; 2008
57.

Up in the Air

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Ryan Bingham is a corporate downsizing expert who flies all over the world on business. Just as he is on the cusp of reaching ten million frequent flyer miles, and meeting the frequent traveler woman of his dreams, his company grounds him. When Bingham goes on his last cross country firing expedition, he will learn that life isn't about the journey, but about the connections made along the way.
DVD
2010; 2009
58.
Up

Up

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Carl Fredericksen, a retired balloon salesman, is part rascal and part dreamer who is ready for his last chance at high-flying excitement. Tying thousands of balloons to his house, Carl sets off to the lost world of his childhood dreams. Unbeknownst to Carl, Russell, an overeager eight-year-old Wilderness Explorer who has never ventured beyond his backyard, is in the wrong place at the wrong time. The world's most unlikely duo reach new heights and meet fantastic friends. Stuck together in the wilds of the jungle, Carl realizes that sometimes life's biggest adventures aren't the ones you set out looking for.
DVD
2009
59.

Bones: Season Three

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Dr. Temperence Brennan is a brilliant, but lonely, forensic anthropologist who works at the Jeffersonian Institute in Washington D.C. After consulting on a case for the FBI, she is approached by Special Agent Seeley Booth. He wants Dr. Brennan to help the Bureau solve crimes by identifying human remains that are too far gone for standard FBI forensic investigations. Brennan's empirical, literal view of the world causes friction with Booth, creating a volatile relationship for the two. However as their case load increases the symbiotic partnership produces results. With the support of Brennan's Squint Squad, murderers, past and present should be on the look out.
DVD
2008
60.

Making Schools Work: A Roadmap for Recovery

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Amidst a gloomy climate of failing schools and the stringent No Child Left Behind legislation, some communities have created a small revolution, achieving gains with children others had given up on--with implications for schools nationwide. In this penetrating documentary, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Hedrick Smith travels from inner city to rural town to observe how some districts and reform models are making a difference: the Success for All reading program; the Comer Process; KIPP, the Knowledge Is Power Program; and High Schools That Work, a program that links academics to work-oriented learning. The video also spotlights important district-wide reforms in New York City, San Diego, and Charlotte, North Carolina. The lesson? Learn from schools that work, spread their methods [...]
DVD
2005
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