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The Finest Hours

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In February of 1952, one of the worst storms to ever hit the East Coast struck New England, damaging an oil tanker off the coast of Cape Cod and literally ripping it in half. On a small lifeboat faced with frigid temperatures and 70-foot high waves, four members of the Coast Guard set out to rescue the more than 30 stranded sailors trapped aboard the rapidly-sinking vessel.
DVD
2016
Law (Klaus Reading Room) Map
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The Witch

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A family in 1630s New England faces destruction by the forces of witchcraft, black magic, and possession. When one of their five children goes missing and their life-sustaining crops fail, they fall victim to paranoia and fear as they begin to turn on one another.
DVD
2016
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Moonrise Kingdom

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Set on an island off the coast of New England in the summer of 1965, tells the story of two twelve-year-olds who fall in love, make a secret pact, and run away together into the wilderness. As various authorities try to hunt them down, a violent storm is brewing off-shore, and the peaceful island community is turned upside down in more ways than anyone can handle.
DVD
2012
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Cod Comeback? [electronic resource]

In the rich fishing grounds of New England and Canada, it seemed as if cod would never run out-until they did. Fishing communities from Newfoundland to Massachusetts fell apart. Widespread closures in the 1990s aimed to let the cod recover, but it's been a long wait. In some areas they seem to be gone for good; in others a recovery may have started only recently; and in still others they're not doing well. From historic fishing schooner logbooks in the National Archives, to the eerily empty inshore waters of New England, Carl Safina goes fishing to find some of the first signs that the famous codfish might, indeed be coming back.
Online
2012
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Dream House

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Will Atenton quit a high-profile job in Manhattan to relocate his wife, Libby, and their two daughters to a quaint New England town. But as they settle into their new life, they discover their perfect home was once the murder scene of a mother and her children. When Will investigates, he's not sure if he's seeing ghosts or if the tragic events are somehow related to his past. The only clues come from his mysterious neighbor.
DVD
2012; 2011
Clemons (Stacks)
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Gold Diggers of 1935

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A medical student working as a clerk in a ritzy New England hotel falls in love with a rich woman's daughter.
DVD
2010; 2009
Clemons (Stacks)
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Beetle Juice

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After Barbara and Adam Maitland are killed in a car crash, they find themselves trapped as ghosts in their beautiful New England farmhouse. Their peaceful 'existence' is disrupted when a yuppie family, the Deetz's, buy their house. The Maitlands are too nice and harmless as ghosts and all their efforts to scare the Deetz's away are unsuccessful. They decide to call to Beetlejuice, a people-exorcizing ghost, for help.
DVD
2008
Clemons (Stacks)
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Living the Good Life With Helen and Scott Nearing

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Shows that homesteading is not only viable in modern America, but beneficial to the individual and society as well. Views Helen and Scott Nearing who, in 1932, quit city life and went back to the land where they grow their own food and built their own house while pursuing professional interests.
DVD
2007; 1977
Clemons (Stacks)
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Little Women

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Set in New England during the Civil War, it chronicles the lives and loves of Jo, Meg, Amy, and Beth, four sisters who must rely on each other for strength in the face of tragedies both large and small, after their father leaves for battle.
DVD
2007; 1978
Clemons (Stacks)
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Mystic Voices: The Story of the Pequot War

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A film about the Pequot War of 1637 which set the stage for the ultimate domination of Native Peoples by European settlers. The Puritan's rhetoric made their victory a significant factor in the formulation of Colonial/American Indian policy over the next three centuries. Mystic Voices tells the story of this tragedy and presents viewpoints of historians and Native descendants as it investigates the underlying causes and legacy of the first declared war in America.
DVD
2005
Clemons (Stacks)
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The Spiral Staircase

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A young woman who cannot speak is stalked by a repeat killer at her uncle's mansion.
DVD
2005; 1946
Clemons (Stacks)
12.

One Crazy Summer

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An aspiring artist and the aspiring singer he loves join the most berserk brood of sun-and-funners on Nantucket Island in New England.
DVD
2003; 1986
Clemons (Stacks)
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The Devil and Daniel Webster

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Having promised his soul to the Devil in exchange for good fortune, Jabez Stone asks the talented lawyer Daniel Webster to get him out of the bargain.
DVD
2003
Clemons (Stacks)
14.

The Russians Are Coming, the Russians Are Coming

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The story focuses on the riotous confusion created when a Russian submarine gets stuck on a New England sandbar and the landing crew goes ashore for help-only to be mistaken for an invasion force by the over-imaginative townspeople.
DVD
2002; 1966
Clemons (Stacks)
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Livable Landscapes: By Chance or by Choice?

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"Five communities explore solutions to the effects of growth and sprawl on the quality of life in New England"--Container.
VHS
2002
Ivy (By Request)
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Little Men: Season One

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The first four episodes of the television series. As a young girl, she was the feisty heroine of the classic story, Little Women. Now Jo March is happily married and overseeing Plumfield, a boarding school for boys in rural Massachusetts. Suddenly she finds herself a woman alone scrambling to keep her dream alive. Will her irrepressable spirit be enough to sustain her?
DVD
2002
Clemons (Stacks)
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Treading Water

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"Casey is a longshorewoman who seems to have everything: she lives on a boat with her beautiful social worker girlfriend Alex, and they are very much in love. But there's nothing like the holidays to bring out the drama of the average family. Casey has rejected her privileged upbringing and restores old boats for a living. What she can't reject is her deep attachment to her family living just across the bay. When the Olsens come together for Christmas, the unwrapping of presents takes a back seat to the unraveling of emotions"--Container.
DVD
2002
Clemons (Stacks)
18.

Little Women

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Chronicles the humorous and sentimental fortunes of the four March sisters as they grew into young ladies during the harsh times of the Civil war.
DVD
2001; 1933
Clemons (Stacks)
19.

Together in Time: A Story of New England Contra Dance & Music

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The story of contra, a uniquely American dance music that New Englanders formed over generations by combining English country dancing with Celtic fiddle tunes and strutting French-Canadian rhythms. Told through the lives of the people themselves: 19th century African-American fiddler John Putnam, 20th century dance caller Ralph Page; mentor Bob McQuillen; modern pied-pipers of contra, Dudley Laufman and Rodney Miller; 101-year old dancer Florence Giffin and 13 year-old musician Conor Sleith, industrial tycoon Henry Ford who tried to popularize the dance in the 1920s; and legions of long hair-hippies who found haven from industrialized society in the pastorial clip-clip of contra.
VHS
2001
Ivy (By Request)
20.

The Perfect Storm

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The sword-fishing boat Andrea Gail and crews attempting to rescue her struggle against a powerful North Atlantic storm.
DVD
2000
Clemons (Stacks)