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Hunt for the Wilderpeople

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Raised on hip-hop and foster care, defiant city kid Ricky gets a fresh start in the New Zealand countryside. He quickly finds himself at home with his new foster family: the loving Aunt Bella, the cantankerous Uncle Hec, and dog Tupac. When a tragedy strikes that threatens to ship Ricky to another home, both he and Hec go on the run in the bush. As a national manhunt ensues, the newly branded outlaws must face their options.
DVD
2016
Law (Klaus Reading Room) Map
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What We Do in the Shadows

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Vladislav, Viago, and Deacon are vampires who live here, among us. They are real vampires; undead, immortal creatures who stalk the night and search for human blood, preferably virgins. Witness the many horrid, abominable aspects of vampire life, such as hunting and feeding, vampire rivalry and fighting with werewolves, as well as normal night to night aspects that make them not so different from us like keeping the flat clean, jobs, shopping, meeting people and trying to fit in.
DVD
2015; 2014
Law (Klaus Reading Room) Map
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ANZAC Girls

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Based on true events, this uplifting drama tells the story of five Australian and New Zealand nurses during World War I. Drawing on the real participants' diaries and letters, this six-part drama celebrates the contributions of women to the war effort.
DVD
2014
Clemons (Stacks)
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Top of the Lake

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A pregnant 12 year-old girl who won't reveal who the father is, walks chest deep into the freezing waters of a New Zealand lake and disappears. Robin Griffin is called in to investigate and becomes more and more obsessed. As she searches, she slowly begins to realize that finding the girl is tantamount to finding herself, a self she has kept well hidden. A powerful and haunting story about our search for happiness, where the dream of paradise attracts its dark twin, the fall.
DVD
2014
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The Topp Twins: Untouchable Girls

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Tells the story of the world's only yodeling country singing and comedy lesbian sibling duo, the Topp Twins (Jools and Lynda Topp), who have inspired a generation with their politics and celebration of joy.
DVD
2011; 2009
Clemons (Stacks)
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Kawa

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It is tradition that Kawariki become the leader of the family now that his father is retiring. A husband and father, he realizes that in order to lead with integrity, he must come out and be honest about his own life, even though it will test the boundaries of acceptance and unconditional love. Offering valuable insights into Maori traditions, family ideals and cultural values, this feature debut is rich and textured with emotional layers and stunning New Zealand landscapes.
DVD
2012; 2010
Clemons (Stacks)
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The Insatiable Moon

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When Arthur, self-proclaimed son of God, sets off on a mission to find the Queen of Heaven, his world changes.
DVD
2011
Clemons (Stacks)
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Samoan Wedding

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Michael and his three best friends are barred from his brother's wedding because of their outrageous behavior. After they promise to behave, clean up their acts, and get girlfriends, things get out of control. It might take a miracle for them to attend the wedding.
DVD
2006
Clemons (Stacks)
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The Piano

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A young mute woman and her child travel to New Zealand in the 1800s for an arranged marriage to a farmer. After the marriage she meets another man, and the competition for her love begins. Just one of the men realizes that her affections can only be won through her beloved piano.
DVD
1999; 1992
Clemons (Stacks)
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Buddha Wild: The Monk in a Hut

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Buddha Wild provides an opportunity for a group of Thai and Sri Lankan monks, living around their temple in a country far from home, to talk about their commitment and way of life in a typically simple and modest Buddhist way. The film explores the tenets of Buddhism and the day-to-day lives of the monks. Director Anna Wilding gives the commentary with a well-judged mixture of seriousness and humor. Wilding gained access to areas of Buddhist temples that had never before been captured on film.
DVD
2010; 2004
Clemons (Stacks)
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The Price of Milk

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Lucinda and Rob live together happily with their 117 cows on a dairy farm until Rob proposes. Then Lucinda starts to worry that the sparkle may be fading from their love and she decides to put Rob's love through a series of tests. When she trades Rob's precious cows for a quilt from a mystical old Maori woman, Lucinda realizes that, silly games aside, she must get Rob's cows back before she loses her one true love. Ultimately she must learn the price of milk before it's too late.
DVD
2002; 1999
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Once Were Warriors

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In a poor suburb of Auckland, Jake and Beth Heke live a life defined by drunken parties, unstable friendships, and confrontations with authorities. Jake, a complex man with a rascal's charm, is weighted down by a quick temper, alcoholism, and an evil streak of male entitlement. Beth's beauty has been scarred by broken dreams and Jake's beefy fists. Yet her inner strength and desire to save her family make her the solid center around which this story of tragedy and hope is constructed.
DVD
2003
Clemons (Stacks)
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Whale Rider

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The Whangara people believe their ancestor Paikea was saved from drowning by riding home on the back of a whale. The tribal group has since granted leadership positions to the first-born males, believing them to be descendants of Paikea. But then a young mother dies in childbirth along with her newborn male son. His twin sister survives and the little girl, Pai, is brought up by her grandparents. Learning the skills of chiefdom from her uncle, Pai shows that she possesses a natural leadership ability.
DVD
2003; 2002
Clemons (Stacks)
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Who's Counting?: Marilyn Waring on Sex, Lies & Global Economics

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Waring, a member of the New Zealand Parliament, examines economics in developing countries and the conditions women face.
VHS
1995
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Whale Rider

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The Whangara people believe their ancestor Paikea was saved from drowning by riding home on the back of a whale. The tribal group has since granted leadership positions to the first-born males, believing them to be descendants of Paikea. But then a young mother dies in childbirth along with her newborn male son. His twin sister survives and the little girl, Pai, is brought up by her grandparents. Learning the skills of chiefdom from her uncle, Pai shows that she possesses a natural leadership ability.
DVD
2003; 2002
Law (Klaus Reading Room) Map
16.

Xena, Warrior Princess: Season One

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Xena, a mighty warrior and healer, once led a band of outlaws that terrorized all of Greece. She has come to regret the harm she caused and, with her companion Gabrielle, now travels the countryside seeking adventure and fighting the forces of evil.
DVD
2002; 2001; 2003
Clemons (Stacks)
17.

The Navigator: A Medieval Odyssey

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A time-travel adventure that begins in 14th century England, where the dreaded Black Death is wiping out whole cities all over Europe. A group of desperate villagers led by the vision of a young boy, sets off for a remote cave where they hope to find the answer to escaping the plague. They emerge in a bustling 20th century city.
DVD
2001; 1989
Clemons (Stacks)
18.

To Save the Kakapo

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New Zealand's kakapo is the world's largest and rarest parrot. A conservation program offers sanctuary and the kakapo's last hope from extinction. Volunteer nest minders are assembled and infrared monitoring is set up. This video shows the secret lives of the kakapo and documents the enormous effort involved in saving this species from extinction.
VHS
1998
Ivy (By Request)
19.

Black Robin: A Chatham Island Story

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In the mid 1970s a small black New Zealand bird made headlines around the world. It enjoyed the dubious distinction of being the rarest of all rare birds. There were just five of them. After ten years and more than a little help from New Zealand's Wildlife Service, Black Robins have increased ten-fold. The danger of extinction may very well be over. Since its inception the NZWS Robin Project has attracted international comment for this timely and spectacular success.
VHS
1989
Ivy (By Request)
20.
Boy

Boy

cclaimed director Taika Waititi (Hunt for the Wilderpeople) presents a creative coming-of-age comedy set in 1984, following an eleven-year-old Michael Jackson fanatic nicknamed "Boy" (James Rolleston). With his mother dead and father AWOL, Boy becomes the head of a household full of kids when his Nana leaves town for a funeral.Out of nowhere, Boy's Dad (Waititi) rolls up in a vintage car with his "gang", and turns Boy's life upside down. There are treasure hunts, fistfights, and falling-outs, as Boy grapples to learn why his Dad left the family so long ago.Waititi adopts a fanciful deadpan tone that's part Wes Anderson and part Flight of the Conchords, complete with child-like animations and hilarious re-enactments of Michael Jackson music videos. It's one of the most creative comedi [...]
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2018; 2010