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Olive Kitteridge

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The four-part drama that tells the story of a seemingly placid New England town that is actually wrought with illicit affairs, crime and tragedy, all told through the lens of Olive, whose wicked wit and harsh demeanor mask a warm but troubled heart and staunch moral center. The story spans 25 years and focuses on Olive's relationships with her husband, Henry, the good-hearted and kindly town pharmacist; their son, Christopher, who resents his mother's approach to parenting; and other members of their community.
DVD
2015; 2014
Law (Klaus Reading Room) Map
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The Cider House Rules

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Homer Wells grows up in an orphanage in remote St. Cloud, Maine. Dr. Larch, who also provides medically safe, if illegal, abortions, runs the orphanage. Homer is Dr. Larch's favorite, and over the years, Dr. Larch trains Homer as his successor. Homer thus becomes a skilled, albeit unlicensed, physician. Homer, however, yearns for a life outside the orphanage. When Wally and pregnant Candy come for an abortion, Homer leaves with them to work on Wally's family apple farm. WWII is beginning, and Wally goes off to be a pilot, leaving Homer to run the orchard and look after Candy. What will Homer learn about life and love in the cider house? What of the destiny that Dr. Larch has planned for him?
DVD
2011; 1999
Clemons (Stacks)
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The Spitfire Grill

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A young woman who has just been released from prison after serving five years for manslaughter takes a job in the only restaurant in a small Maine town and works to gain the trust of the townspeople.
DVD
2013
Clemons (Stacks)
4.

Stephen King's It

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A group of children known as The Losers Club take on an evil entity that exploits its victims fears and sometimes kills them, most often manifesting as a sadistic clown. The same group reunite thirty years later when "It" reemerges.
DVD
2010; 1990
Clemons (Stacks)
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Homeland: Four Portraits of Native Action

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Tells the story of four battles in which Native American activists are fighting to preserve their land and culture. Gail Small leads the fight to protect the Cheyenne homeland in Montana from proposed methane gas wells that threaten to pollute the water and make the land unsuitable for farming or ranching. In Alaska, Evon Peter is fighting against efforts to drill for oil in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. Mitchell and Rita Capitan have founded an organization of Eastern Navajo people in New Mexico, whose drinking water is threatened by proposed uranium mining. In Maine, Barry Dana is battling state government and the paper companies that have left his people unable to fish or swim in or harvest medicinal plants from the river on which they've depended for 10,000 years.
DVD
2005
6.

American Loggers

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Meet the seven brothers of Pelletier Inc., a family with timber in its blood. Follow the hearty breed, marveling at their stubborn dedication, courage, and ingenuity as they tackle the Northern Maine wilderness.
DVD
2011
Clemons (Stacks)
7.

The Shawshank Redemption

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"Red" Redding is a lifer who knows the ropes at Maine's Shawshank State Prison. New inmate Andy Dufresne is a quiet banker, unjustly convicted of murder. Andy's indomitable will earns Red's friendship and his resourcefulness brings hope and change to the entire prison. Andy is full of surprises--and he saves his best surprise for last.
DVD
2007
Clemons (Stacks)
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The Way We Get by

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Beginning as a seemingly idiosyncratic story about troop greeters, a group of senior citizens who gather daily at a small airport to thank American soldiers departing and returning from Iraq, the film quickly turns into a moving, unsettling, and compassionate story about aging, loneliness, war, and mortality. Included are stories of heartbreak and redemption that remind viewers how this culture casts out elders, and too often soldiers. Includes commentary, featurettes, bonus scenes, and more.
DVD
2009
Clemons (Stacks)
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The Way We Get by: Sometimes All It Takes Is a Handshake to Change a Life

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Three retired World War II veterans greet and send off troops heading to and from Iraq.
DVD
2009
Clemons (Stacks)
10.

Billy the Kid

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The story of Billy, an articulate but isolated fifteen-year-old boy trying to figure out life and death, love, and rock and roll. Billy wanders through a small town in Maine, trying to traverse the frustrating gap between imagination and reality.
DVD
2008; 2007
Clemons (Stacks)
11.

Murder, She Wrote: The Complete Second Season

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Rejoin Jessica Fletcher, everyone's favorite mystery writer, back in Cabot Cove, as she continues her quest to find the truth in even the murkiest circumstances.
DVD
2005
Clemons (Stacks)
12.

Cujo

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Vic and Donna Trenton struggle to repair their crumbling marriage. Their young son, Tad, befriends a hulking, lovable, 200-pound St. Bernard named Cujo. With Vic away on business, Donna and Tad take their rundown car to be fixed at the remote farm of their mechanic. As their Pinto dies, Cujo appears. But the once docile dog has undergone a hideous transformation, and becomes a slavering, demonic, implacable killer possessed by almost supernatural strength, not to mention cunning.
DVD
2007; 1983
Clemons (Stacks)
13.

Colonial House

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Contemporary Americans and Britons spend five months on an isolated stretch of the Maine coast recreating the life of American colonists in the year 1628. The modern colonists struggle to create a functioning and profitable colony using only the tools and technology of that era. Extensive research went into recreating this 17th-century environment in which the colonists negotiate personal and communal challenges as they deal with the demoralizing weather, rustic living conditions, and backbreaking labor. Among the points of dissension that arise in the colony are: the rigid class and gender roles, mandatory religious observance, and the puritanical civil laws of the era, particularly those pertaining to profanity.
DVD
2004
Clemons (Stacks)
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Failure to Protect: The Taking of Logan Marr

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In January 2001, five-year-old Logan Marr was found dead in the basement of her foster mother's home in Chelsea, Maine. The foster mother, Sally Schofield, was a highly respected former caseworker for Maine's Department of Human Services. FRONTLINE examines the girl's short, troubled life.
DVD
2006
Clemons (Stacks)
15.

A Midwife's Tale [electronic resource]

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From The American Experience, a dramatic and compelling exploration of the Pulitzer Prize-winning story of Martha Ballard, a midwife and mother in the wilds of Maine during the decades following the American Revolution. Her fascinating story is interwoven with the quest of a historian to uncover Ballard's world through her sparsely detailed diary.
Online
2005; 1997
16.

A Midwife's Tale

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The life of Martha Ballard, a frontier midwife in Hallowell, Maine, is reconstructed from her diary by historian Laurel Ulrich.
VHS
1998; 1997
Health Sciences (Rare Shelves)
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Failure to Protect: The Taking of Logan Marr

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Logan Marr lived in three foster homes before she died. Frontline investigates how the foster care system failed Logan Marr and what went wrong with the oversight provided by the Maine Department of Human Services.
VHS
2003
Ivy (By Request)
18.

Failure to Protect: The Caseworker Files

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The second and third parts of Frontline's investigation of child protection services, which began with "The taking of Logan Maar". The second part, "The caseworker files", looks closely at the Maine Department of Human Services. The third part, "A national dialogue", is a Frontline/Fred Friendly seminar in which a panel of national experts as well as ordinary citizens explore a hypothetical case involving foster care.
VHS
2003
Ivy (By Request)
19.

The Country of the Pointed Firs [electronic resource]

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Dramatization of scenes from The Country of the Pointed Firs, the novella by Sarah Orne Jewett. The Country of the Pointed Firs deals with a lady writer who goes to a remote village in Maine to write in quiet over the summer and who enters into the villagers' world.
Online
1959
20.

Sins of Our Mothers: The Story of Emeline

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Covers the story of Emeline Gurney of Fayette Maine, who was sent by her impoverished parents to work in the mills of Lowell, Mass. Lowell was an extraordinary community, the only mill town specifically designed to employ and accomodate young women workers from all over the northeast. Explores the impact of a legend on one very small town in Maine.
VHS
1989
Ivy (By Request)