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Birth of a Movement: The Battle Against America's First Blockbuster

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"In 1915, African American newspaper editor and civil rights activist William Monroe Trotter waged a battle against D.W. Griffith's notoriously Ku Klux Klan-friendly blockbuster The Birth of a Nation, which unleashed a fight still raging today about race relations and representation, and the power and influence of Hollywood. Birth of a Movement features commentary from Spike Lee, Reginald Hudlin, Henry Louis Gates, Jr., and DJ Spooky (who created a new score and remix of the Griffith film), and numerous clips from the technically groundbreaking but racially astounding epic"--Case.
DVD
2017; 2016
Clemons (Stacks)
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Chappaquiddick

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Based on historical events, this suspenseful thriller examines the infamous 1969 death of Mary Jo Kopechne, who drowned after Senator Ted Kennedy drove off a bridge on Chappaquiddick Island, and the moral and legal complexities that play out over the following week.
DVD
2018; 2017
Law (Klaus Reading Room) Map
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Stronger

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Inspired by the true story. Jeff Bauman, a working-class Bostonian, was at the 2013 marathon when the bomb blast occurred and he tragically lost both of his legs. After regaining consciousness, Jeff was able to help law enforcement identify one of the bombers, but his own battle had just begun. Jeff's deeply personal journey tests a family's bond and defines a community's pride as he overcomes adversity to become the living embodiment of ''Boston Strong.''
DVD
2017
Law (Klaus Reading Room) Map
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Manchester by the Sea

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An uncle is forced to take care of his teenage nephew after the boy's father dies.
DVD
2017
Law (Klaus Reading Room) Map
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Âs Nutayuneân =: We Still Live Here

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The Wampanoag nation of southeastern Massachusetts ensured the survival of the Pilgrims in New England, and lived to regret it. This film tells the story of the return of the Wampanoag language, the first time a language with no native speakers for many generations has been revived in this country. Spurred on by an indomitable linguist named Jessie Little Doe, the Wampanoag are bringing their language and their culture back home.
Online
2017; 2010
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Black Mass

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In 1970s South Boston, FBI Agent John Connolly (Joel Edgerton) persuades Irish mobster James "Whitey" Bulger (Johnny Depp) to collaborate with the FBI and eliminate a common enemy: the Italian mob. The drama tells the true story of this unholy alliance, which spiraled out of control, allowing Whitey to evade law enforcement, consolidate power, and become one of the most ruthless and powerful gangsters in Boston history.
DVD
2016
Law (Klaus Reading Room) Map
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Leviathan

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"A thrilling, immersive documentary that takes viewers deep inside the dangerous world of commercial fishing. Set aboard a hulking fishing vessel as it navigates the treacherous waves off the New England coast-the very waters that once inspired Moby Dick, the film captures the harsh, unforgiving world of the fishermen in starkly haunting, yet beautiful detail"--Container.
DVD
2013; 2012
Clemons (Stacks)
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A Civil Action

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A high-priced personal injury attorney takes on a case that becomes an epic legal battle ... one that may cost him his career, reputation and all that he owns.
DVD
1999
Law (Klaus Reading Room) Map
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The Heat

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Uptight FBI agent Sarah Ashburn (Bullock) and foul-mouthed Boston cop Shannon Mullins (McCarthy) couldn't be more incompatible. But when they join forces to bring down a ruthless drug lord, they become the last thing anyone expected ... buddies.
DVD
2013
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Secrets of the Dead: Witches Curse

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"More than 300 years after the Salem witch trials led to the death of 19 innocent people, psychologist Linnda Caporael has been searching for a rational explanation for the symptoms of bewitchment. Her work has sparked an investigation into the wrenching convulsions, vivid deliriums, contaminated crops, hallucinogenic drugs, and a 2,3000 year-old murder victim buried in a bog. Was bread tainted with toxic fungus the real cause of the symptoms in Salem? Is this the same fungus from which LSD is derived? Can history's devastating witch hunts finally be explained?"--Container.
DVD
2008
Clemons (Stacks)
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Ben Campbell is a young, highly intelligent student at M.I.T. Wanting to transfer to the Harvard School of Medicine, he learns that he cannot afford the $300,000 for the tuition. Then Ben is introduced into a small but secretive club by his math professor, Micky Rosa. The club has four other students: Jill, Choi, Kianna, and Jimmy; and they are being trained by Mickey in the skill of blackjack card counting. Intriged by the desire to make money, Ben joins his new friends on secret weekend trips to Las Vegas where, using the skills of code talk and hand signals, Ben makes hundreds of thousands of dollars winning blackjack at casino after casino. Ben wants to make only enough money for his tuition and then to back out of the group. Ben's greed and arrogance put Micky, as well as the gr [...]
DVD
2008
Clemons (Stacks)
12.

The Departed

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In South Boston, the state police force are waging a war on Irish-American organized crime. Undercover cop Billy Costigan is assigned to infiltrate the mob syndicate, which is run by gangland chief Frank Costello. Billy quickly gains Costello's confidence. Colin Sullivan is a hardened young criminal who has infiltrated the police department as an informer for the syndicate. Colin is rising to a position of power within the Special Investigation Unit. Each man becomes deeply consumed by his double life, gathering information about the plans and counter-plans of the operations he has penetrated. But when it becomes clear to both the mob and the police that there's a mole in their midst, Billy and Colin are suddenly thrust into danger. Afraid of being caught and exposed to the enemy, th [...]
DVD
2007; 2006
Clemons (Stacks)
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Âs Nutayuneân: We Still Live Here

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The Wampanoag nation of southeastern Massachusetts ensured the survival of the Pilgrims in New England, and lived to regret it. We Still Live Here - As Nutayunean tells the story of the return of the Wampanoag language, the first time a language with no native speakers for many generations has been revived in this country. Spurred on by an indomitable linguist named Jessie Little Doe, the Wampanoag are bringing their language and their culture back home.
DVD
2010
Clemons (CHECKED OUT)
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The Scarlet Letter

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Nathaniel Hawthorne's novel brings to life the attitudes and passions of 17th century New England. Condemned by her Puritan fellows for having a child out of wedlock, Hester Prynne is forced to wear a scarlet letter.
DVD
2003; 1979
Clemons (Stacks)
15.

The Town

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Doug MacRay is leader of a Boston bank robber gang but not cut from the same cloth as his fellow thieves. When Doug falls into a passionate romance with the bank manager briefly taken hostage in their last heist, he wants out of this life and out of the town. As the Feds close in and the crew questions his loyalty, he has one of two choices: betray his friends or lose the woman he loves.
DVD
2010
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The Inkwell

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Inkwell Beach is a place where cool clothes, hot music and good friends turn a dull family trip into the summertime vacation of a lifetime.
DVD
2000; 1994
Clemons (Stacks)
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The Gloucester 18: The Realities of Teen Pregnancy

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"When eighteen high school girls from Gloucester, Massachusetts were accused of making a pact to become pregnant in 2008, the mainstream media quickly perpetuated and sensationalized the story. The Gloucester 18 looks behind the headlines and hype to tell the real stories of these girls, putting a human face on a startling statistic: the fact that the United States has the highest teen pregnancy rate in the developed world. Drawing on interviews with the girls, their families, high school counselors, physicians, and media personalities, the filmmakers unpack what really happened, while exploring the complicated emotional and practical challenges faced by teens on the brink of motherhood."--Container.
DVD
2010
Clemons (Stacks)
18.

Saving Marriage

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As Massachusetts becomes the first state to recognize same-sex marriage, the eyes of the nation turn to this historic vote. Capture the struggle as it unfolds, along with the true personal stories of politicians, lobbyists, and the everyday Americans fighting to shape the future.
DVD
2010; 2006
Clemons (Stacks)
19.

The Friends of Eddie Coyle

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World-weary and living hand to mouth, small-time gunrunner Eddie 'Fingers' Coyle (Mitchum) works on the sidelines of the seedy Boston underworld. But when he finds himself facing a second stretch of hard time, he's forced to weigh loyalty to his criminal colleagues against snitching to stay free.
BookDVD
2009
Clemons (CHECKED OUT)
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The Boondock Saints II: All Saints Day

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For the past eight years, the MacManus brothers have been living with their father on a remote sheep farm in Ireland, far removed from their past vigilante lifestyle. When their uncle informs them that their beloved priest has been killed by the mob, and they are being framed for the murder, the duo return back to Boston to, not only, bring justice to those who are responsible, but clear their names.
DVD
2010; 2009
Clemons (Stacks)