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1.

My Friend Dahmer

Former Disney star Ross Lynch stars as the awkward, adolescent Jeffrey Dahmer - before he became one of America's most infamous serial killers. Based on the acclaimed graphic novel, this is the haunting, sad, funny, true story of Dahmer in high school. Also featuring Vincent Kartheiser (Mad Men) and Anne Heche (Psycho, Wag the Dog).
Online
2018; 2017
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Left Behind America

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Intimate stories of one Rust Belt city's struggle to recover in the post-recession economy. Frontline and ProPublica report on the economic and social forces shaping Dayton, Ohio, a once-booming city where nearly 35 percent now live in poverty.
DVD
2018
Clemons (Stacks)
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Indignation

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Passions ignite and culture clash in this provocative coming-of-age story, based on the best-selling novel by Philip Roth. Marcus, a student from New Jersey arrives at a small conservative college in Ohio. He becomes infatuated with his class mate Olivia. The mutual attraction sparks a torrid encounter with consequences no one ever could have imagined. He puts his family's best-laid plans and his own beliefs to the ultimate test.
DVD
2016
Law (Klaus Reading Room) Map
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Compliance: How Far Would You Go?

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Inspired by true events, Compliance tells the chilling story of just how far one might go to obey a figure of authority. On a particularly busy day at a suburban Ohio fast food joint, high-strung manager Sandra Ann Dowd receives a phone call from a police officer saying that an employee, a pretty young blonde named Becky, has stolen money from a customer. Convinced she's only doing what's right, Sandra commences the investigation, following step-by-step instructions from the officer at the other end of the line.
DVD
2013; 2012
Clemons (Stacks)
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The Ides of March

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During the frantic last days before a heavily contested Ohio presidential primary, an up-and-coming campaign press secretary finds himself involved in a political scandal that threatens to upend his candidate's shot at the presidency.
DVD
2012; 2011
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Can

Can

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"Can Truong, a war refugee who was among the millions of boat people who fled Vietnam in the 1970's, was a model student, aspiring to become a doctor, when he was diagnosed with depression and bipolar disorder. After years of unsuccessfully trying conventional medical treatments for his mental illnesses, Can becomes involved in the mental health consumer movement, a social and political effort by people labeled with mental illnesses who believe in recovery through self-determination and peer support. Inspired by his peers, he embarks on a healing journey of a different kind -- trying to reconcile cultural differences with his very traditional Confucian father and attempts to make sense of his childhood wounds. He serves as a volunteer on numerous mental health organizations that prom [...]
DVD
2012
Clemons (Stacks)
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The Watch

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"There's trouble brewing in peaceful Glenview, Ohio. That's why four civic-minded citizens, armed with flashlights, walkie-talkies and spiffy new jackets, have teamed up to safeguard their community. But the guys find more than they bargained for when they uncover an alien plot to destroy Earth, and now these bumbling heroes are Glenview's only chance to save the neighborhood--and the world--from annihilation."--Container.
DVD
2012
Clemons (Stacks)
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Can: Mental Illness and Recovery in the Asian-American Community

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In a culture where mental problems are often viewed as a stigma that brings shame to the family, this documentary breaks an important silence.
Online
2012
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Facing Forward [electronic resource]: A Charter School for at-Risk Youth

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In Cleveland, where only one in twenty African American males graduates from high school, a new charter middle school, E Prep, is one of a wave of organizations championing the "old school" values of hard work, discipline, and respect for authority. Here viewers meet Tyree, a charismatic but troubled twelve-year-old, who struggles with his sexual identity. Endowed with a quick mind and vivid imagination, he is also plagued with a temper that leads to outbursts of anger and clashes with his teachers. His mother's initial enthusiasm for the school vanishes as their complaints about his behavior mount. After transferring to chaotic and undisciplined public school and finding little success there, Tyree is readmitted to E Prep, but has trouble focusing and is victimized because fellow st [...]
Online
2012
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Kill the Irishman

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Strong violence, language and some sexual content/nudity.; Over the summer of 1976, thirty-six bombs detonate in the heart of Cleveland while a turf war rages between Irish mobster Danny Greene and the Italian mafia. Chronicles Greene's heroic rise from a tough Cleveland neighborhood to become an enforcer in the local mob. Turning the tables on loan shark Shondor Birns and allying himself with gangster John Nardi, Greene stops taking orders from the mafia and pursues his own power.
DVD
2011
Clemons (Stacks)
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Kent State [electronic resource]: The Day the War Came Home

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This program looks back on the reasons for the violent attack on anti-Vietnam-war student demonstrators on the Kent State University campus in 1970. Shows the build-up of the protest against the Vietnam War, especially by the youth of the country and the Black Panthers, and follows the stories of the four students who were killed by National Guardsmen. Includes interviews with former students who witnessed the events including a wounded student-activist, a now paralyzed student, a former National Guardsman, and a sociology professor.
Online
2011; 2000
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The Last Truck: Closing of a GM Plant

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Tells the story of the closing of the once-mighty General Motors Assembly Plant in Moraine, Ohio, as lived by the workers on the factory line. Follows the months and weeks leading to the last day of the plant, as workers come to terms with saying goodbye to jobs and a community they loved.
DVD
2010; 2009
Clemons (Stacks)
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Rural Electrification in Ohio [electronic resource]: Historic REA Films, 1940-1941

After a brief introduction, this program presents three documentaries produced in the early 1940s by the USDA's Rural Electrification Administration (REA). An ambitious collaboration between a government agency and a host of acclaimed entertainment professionals, the films feature the real-life Parkinson family and were made to encourage farmers to take out government loans to modernize their farms. Power and the Land shows the Parkinsons laboring to run a dairy without benefit of electricity before obtaining an REA loan and then gladly giving up their manual water pump, kerosene lanterns, and horse-drawn plow. Along with Bip Goes to Town and Worst of Farm Disasters, the film now offers a close look at the domestic routines of a bygone era while capturing a time when many Americans, [...]
Online
2010
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Glee: Season 1, Volume 2 Road to Regionals

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From Ryan Murphy, the creator of "Nip/Tuck" comes a musical comedy that follows an optimistic high school teacher as he tries to transform the Glee Club and inspire a group of outcasts to make it to Nationals. Includes the episodes from the second half of season one and bonus features.
DVD
2009
Clemons (Stacks)
15.

More Than a Game

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Follows Akron's St. Vincent-St. Mary Fighting Irish high school basketball team (featuring five future NBA players, including superstar LeBron James) as they win their way to national acclaim.
DVD
2009
Clemons (Stacks)
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Glee: Season 1, Volume 1 Road to Sectionals

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Optimistic high school teacher Will Schuester tries to refuel his own passion while reinventing McKinley High's Glee Club and challenging a group of outcasts to realize their star potential. Going up against McKinley's cruel high school caste system and facing harsh criticism from everyone around him, Will becomes determined to prove them all wrong.
DVD
2009
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Airborne

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Mitchell Goosen's life is turned upside down when he is forced to move from California to Cincinnati. His different ways make him the target for his classmates. Soon his rollerblade talents gain him some attention from both his peers as well as the beautiful Niki.
DVD
2009; 1993
Clemons (Stacks)
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Major League

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She's beautiful and smart. She has just inhearited the Cleveland Indians. Unfortunately, she wants to move the franchise to Miami, and a losing season is her only ticket to Florida. She signs the wildest bunch of screwballs to play on the team. Her catcher is a washed-up womanizer who struck out in life. Her pitcher is a punked-out crazy who struck out with the law. Her third baseman is more concerned about fielding endorsements than grounders. Throw in other misfits and you could be destined for disaster.
DVD
2007
Clemons (Stacks)
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Three Days of Rain

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"A[n] ... ensemble cast confronts life at its crossroads as a three day storm sweeps through Cleveland"--Container.
DVD
2007
Clemons (Stacks)
20.

Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman: Volume 1

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Mass murders, kidnappings and a flasher may be troubling to the residents of Fernwood, Ohio. But pigtailed, gingham-frocked housewife Mary Hartman has a much more serious problem: waxy buildup on her kitchen floor. And while her husband Tom struggles in the bedroom and her best friend, country singer Loretta Haggers, struggles to make it big in Nashville, Mary teeters closer to the edge, desperate to save her marriage, keep her family together and give her kitchen floor a proper shine.
DVD
2007; 1976
Clemons (Stacks)