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Medium Cool

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The story of the working world and romantic life of a television cameraman is a visceral, lasting cinematic snapshot of the era, climaxing with an extended sequence shot right in the middle of the riots surrounding the Democratic National Convention in Chicago. An inventive commentary on the pleasures and dangers of wielding a camera, Medium Cool is as prescient a political film as Hollywood has ever produced.
BookDVD
2013; 1969
Clemons (Stacks)
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The Tiger Hunter

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Sami Malik travels to 1970s Chicago, hoping to impress his true love back home in India and build a legacy like his legendary tiger hunter father, but when his plans fall through, Sami turns to his new friends in Chicago to help him fulfill his dreams of true love.
DVDBlu-Ray
2018; 2016
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ER

ER: The Complete Twelfth Season

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Season 12 brings spiraling drama and suspense to the lives of ER veterans. Abby and Kovac share unexpected news. Gallant comes home from Iraq to be with Neela. Pratt goes to Darfur to work with Carter.
DVD
2010
Clemons (Stacks)
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Chi-Raq

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Chi-Raq is a modern day adaptation of the ancient Greek play 'Lysistrata' by Aristophanes. After the murder of a child by a stray bullet, a group of women led by Lysistrata organize against the on-going violence in Chicago's South side creating a movement that challenges the nature of race, sex and violence in America and around the world.
DVD
2016
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Crime Story: The Complete Series

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Set in 1963, 'Crime Story' is the story of the Chicago Police Major Crime Unit headed by tough-as-nails Lieutenant Mike Torello and his obsessive pursuit of slick and ruthless gangster Ray Luca, one of organized crime's brightest young hoods. As Luca murders, steals, and extorts his way to the top from the mean streets of Chicago to the glitter of Las Vegas, Torello remains hot on his trail. This collection includes the two hour pilot and both seasons from the cult classic television series.
DVD
2011
Clemons (Stacks)
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Food Patriots

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A documentary film and public campaign to get people to improve their buying and eating habits by eating 10 percent more fresh fruits and vegetables, organic food, or, locally grown food and thereby, pressure both policy and supply changes in our food system.
DVD
2013
Clemons (Stacks)
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Chicago Blues: Featuring Muddy Waters, Johnnie Lewis, Buddy Guy, Junior Well[s], J.B. Hutto

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Traces the evolution of blues music from its origins in the rural south and focuses on its development in the urban environment of Chicago. Interwoven with performances by Muddy Waters and others and interviews with Dick Gregory and others.
DVD
2004; 1972
Clemons (Stacks)
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Drinking Buddies

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Luke and Kate, co-workers at a Chicago brewery, spend their days drinking and flirting. They're perfect for each other, except that they're both in relationships. Luke is in the midst of marriage talks with his girlfriend of six years; Kate is playing it cool with her music producer boyfriend Chris. Beer makes the line between 'friends' and 'more than friends' really blurry.
DVD
2013
Law (Klaus Reading Room) Map
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Compulsion

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Chicago, 1924. Two young men, one bossy and intimidating, the other sensitive and introverted, thought their superior intellect would enable them to pull off "The perfect crime." The result is a sensational case with defense attorney Jonathan Wilk putting capital punishment itself on trial.
DVD
2006
Law (Klaus Reading Room) Map
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Ferris Bueller's Day Off

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The events in one day of a young man who decides to cut school and head out on the town with his girlfriend and best friend.
DVD
2011
Clemons (Stacks)
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Mahogany

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A poor girl is a success when she becomes a world-famous fashion model and designer. But at the same time, she yearns for her boyfriend back home.
DVD
2007
Clemons (Stacks)
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The Untouchables

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The story of the glorious, fierce, larger-than-life depiction of mob warlord Al Capone who ruled Prohibition-era Chicago ... and Eliot Ness, the law enforcer, who vowed to bring him down. A classic confrontation between good and evil, and how with the help of a cop named Malone, Ness learns how to beat the mob by shooting fast and shooting first.
DVD
2004
Clemons (Stacks)
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Primal Fear

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Criminal defense attorney Martin Vail is brilliant and confident. He is accustomed to fabricating and selling the truth while seeking the glory in the media spotlight. When he learns of the gruesome murder of a local Catholic archbishop, he immediately decides to defend the accused penniless altar boy. But Vail soon discovers that nothing is as it seems, as he becomes tangled in a web of lies, corruption and betrayal.
DVD
2009
Law (Klaus Reading Room) Map
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Louder Than a Bomb

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Follows the fortunes of four Chicago-area high school poetry teams as they prepare for and compete in the world's largest youth slam. Introduced by Oprah.
DVD
2012
Clemons (Stacks)
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Joffrey: Mavericks of American Dance

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Chronicles the story of the Joffey Ballet, from its founding in 1956 to the present. The film describes how the company repeatedly resurrected itself after devastating financial and artistic setbacks and how the company introduced cutting-edge choreographers such as Twyla Tharp, Laura Dean, and Margo Sappington to a larger audience. Featuring excerpts from Joffrey's seminal works Astarte, Trinity and Billboards and their breakthrough collaborations.
DVD
2012
Clemons (Stacks)
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Go Fish

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Kia, a professor, speculates with her students about who might be a lesbian in American society. She is involved with Evy and they would like Kia's roommate, Max, to meet a woman. Kia sets her up with Ely, an ex-student of hers who is in the process of terminating a long-distance relationship. They finally go out on a date and everyone insists on getting all the details.
DVD
2002; 1994
Clemons (Stacks)
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The Merry Gentleman

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A young woman leaves an abusive marriage and starts her life over in Chicago, only to find herself in a triangle between a suicidal hitman and the detective hunting him down.
DVD
2009
Clemons (Stacks)
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Something Wicked This Way Comes

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Terrible things happen when Mr. Dark and his Pandemonium Carnival come to town.
DVD
2004; 1983
Clemons (Stacks)
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Louis Sullivan: The Struggle for American Architecture

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An overview of the career of Louis Sullivan, progenitor of the modern skyscraper, responsible for some of Chicago's most famous architecture.
DVD
2010
Clemons (Stacks)
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The Longshots

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Based on the true story of a young girl who becomes the first quarterback in the history of a football league's team, and leads her team to a championship in their hometown.
DVD
2008
Clemons (Stacks)