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1.

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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Los Angeles Plays Itself

Thom Andersen's landmark documentary LOS ANGELES PLAYS ITSELF explores the tangled relationship between the movies and their fabled hometown as seen entirely though the films themselves. From its distinctive neighborhoods to its architectural homes, Los Angeles has been the backdrop to countless movies. In this dazzling work, Andersen takes viewers on a whirlwind tour through the metropolis real and cinematic history, investigating the myriad stories and legends that have come to define it, and meticulously, judiciously revealing the real city that lives beneath. Winner of the Independent/Experimental Film and Video Award at the **Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards.** Winner of the Best Documentary Feature Award at the **Vancouver International Film Festival.** *"The best do [...]
Online
2019; 2004
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Code Black

In his vivid and thought-provoking filmmaking debut, physician Ryan McGarry gives us unprecedented access to America's busiest Emergency Department. Amidst real life-and-death situations, McGarry follows a dedicated team of charismatic young doctors-in-training as they wrestle with both their ideals and the realities of saving lives in a complex and overburdened system. Winner of the Best Documentary Feature Award at the **Los Angeles Film Festival.** Winner of the Golden Starfish Award at the **Hamptons International Film Festival.** *"A must see for anyone concerned about the state of health care in this country. Which should be all of us." - Steven Rea, **Phliadelphia Inquirer*** *"...shows the passion, frustration, and skill of those who work to heal despite the system..." - Pete [...]
Online
2019; 2014
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The Biggest Little Farm

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John Chester chronicles the eight-year quest he and Molly Chester went on when they traded city living for 200 acres of barren farmland in the foothills of Ventura County and a dream to harvest in harmony with nature. Through dogged perseverance and embracing the opportunity provided by nature's conflicts, the Chester's unlock and uncover a biodiverse design for living that exists far beyond their farm, its seasons, and our wildest imagination.
DVD
2019
Clemons (Item being cataloged)
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Under the Silver Lake

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Sam is a disenchanted 33-year-old who discovers a mysterious woman, Sarah, frolicking in his apartment's swimming pool. When she vanishes, Sam embarks on a surreal quest across Los Angeles to decode the secret behind her disappearance, leading him into the murkiest depths of mystery, scandal, and conspiracy in the City of Angels.
DVD
2019; 2018
Law (Item being cataloged)
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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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Den of Thieves

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A gritty crime saga which follows the lives of an elite unit of the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department and the state's most successful bank robbery crew as the outlaws plan a seemingly impossible heist at the Federal Reserve Bank.
DVDBlu-Ray
2018
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Lady Bird

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"Christine "Lady Bird" MacPherson is a high school senior from the "wrong side of the tracks." She longs for adventure, sophistication, and opportunity, but finds none of that in her Sacramento Catholic high school. LADY BIRD follows the title character's senior year in high school, including her first romance, her participation in the school play, and most importantly, her applying for college" -- IMDb.
DVD
2018; 2017
Clemons (Stacks)
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Lady Bird

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Seventeen-year-old Lady Bird McPherson struggles to balance the challenges of her last year of high school with her family relationships.
DVDBlu-Ray
2018; 2017
Law (Klaus Reading Room) Map
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Lady Bird

Directed by Greta Gerwig and nominated for five **Oscars**, LADY BIRD is a warm, affecting comedy about a high schooler (Saoirse Ronan) who must navigate a loving but turbulent relationship with her strong-willed mother (Laurie Metcalf) over the course of her eventful and poignant senior year of high school. **Golden Globe** winner for Best Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy and Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy. **Film Independent Spirit Award** winner for Best Screenplay. "*As warm as it is smart - and it is very smart - LADYBIRD marks actor/screenwriter Greta Gerwig's superb debut as a solo director and yet another astonishing performance by star Saoirse Ronan.*" - Kenneth Turan, ***The Los Angeles Times***
Online
2018; 2017
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Tribal Justice

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"Tribal Justice is a feature documentary about a little known, but effective, criminal justice reform movement in America today: the efforts of tribal courts to create alternative justice systems based on their traditions. In California, two formidable Native American women are among those leading the way. Abby Abinanti, Chief Judge of the Yurok Tribe on the northeast coast, and Claudette White, Chief Judge of the Quechan Tribe in the southeastern desert, are creating innovative systems that focus on restoring rather than punishing offenders in order to keep tribal members out of prison, prevent children from being taken from their communities, and stop the school-to-prison pipeline that plagues their young people"--Container.
DVD
2017
Clemons (Stacks)
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Modern Family: The Complete Eighth Season

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The household hilarity continues as the Dunphy clan is wrapping up a Big Apple adventure. Back at home, Claire struggles to keep order at Pritchett's Closets while Phil and Jay go into business together. Gloria's hot sauce business heats up, as Cam and Mitchell deal with their maturing tween, Lily. Meanwhile, Manny and Luke fumble through their senior year of high school.
DVD
2017; 2016
Law (Klaus Reading Room) Map
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Beatriz at Dinner

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Beatriz, an immigrant from a poor town in Mexico, has drawn on her innate kindness to build a career as a spiritual health practitioner in Los Angeles. Doug Strutt is a cutthroat, self-satisfied billionaire real estate developer. When these two opposites meet at a dinner party, their worlds collide and neither will ever be the same.
DVD
2017
Law (Klaus Reading Room) Map
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Insecure: The Complete First Season

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A painfully funny new comedy series which follows best friends Issa and Molly as they navigate the tricky professional and personal terrain of Los Angeles while facing the challenges of being two black women who defy all stereotypes. Insecure explores the black female experience in a subtle, witty, and authentic way, as Issa and Molly stumble their way toward pulling their lives together while trying their hardest to never settle for less.
DVD
2017; 2016
Law (Klaus Reading Room) Map
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Bless Their Little Hearts

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"Charlie Banks is looking for work... searching for it every day. But there are no jobs and unemployment is taking a toll on him and his family. His wife, Andais is worn out working and taking care of their young children. So Charlie takes day jobs whenever he can, cutting weeds and painting houses. At night, he falls asleep in the bathtub." --Container.
DVD
2017; 1982
Clemons (Stacks)
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Class of '27: A New Generation in Three Forgotten Places

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Three diverse filmmaking teams set out across rural America to explore the lives of our youngest citizens and tell their stories of daily struggles in low-income communities. The struggles and triumps of families as they guide their children to become the graduates of the Class of '27.
Visual MaterialsOnline
2017
UVA Library (Item is on order)
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La la Land

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A jazz pianist falls for an aspiring actress in Los Angeles. This original musical about everyday life explores the joy and pain of pursuing dreams.
DVD
2017
Law (Klaus Reading Room) Map
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The Killing Fields of Dr. Haing S. Ngor

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"Follows the journey of a survivor who dedicated his life to seeking justice for his people. Clips from the iconic movie The Killing Fields, combine Hollywood glamour with history and personal storytelling, while animation is fused with the spoken word, interlacing a rare palette of archival material anchored by an adaption of Dr Ngor's inspiring autobiography that chronicles an enduring love for his wife" -- Container.
DVD
2017; 2015
Clemons (Stacks)
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A Hard Straight

A gang member, a mother, and a small-time dealer. They served their sentences, they're on parole. Now they're about to discover that walking out the prison gates is just the beginning. A HARD STRAIGHT tells the story of what it is really like for a person to make the radical transition from prison life to society. The film interweaves the stories of two men and one woman as they begin to construct new lives on the outside. We see them from the ecstatic moment of their first taste of freedom, to the inevitable frustrations, joys, and banality of life outside of prison. And finally, we see the people in either a successfully established life on the outside or a return to prison. For the 500,000 men and women each year who are released from prison, there are many unknowns: What will you [...]
Online
2017; 2005