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Bidder 70

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"In 2008, as George W. Bush tried to gift the energy and mining industries thousands of acres of pristine Utah wilderness via a widely disputed federal auction, college student Tim DeChristopher monkey-wrenched the process. Bidding $1.7 million, he won 22,000 acres--with no intention to drill. For this astonishing (and successful) act of civil disobedience, he was sentenced to two years in federal prison. Bidder 70 tells the story of this peaceful warrior whose willingness to sacrifice has ignited the climate justice movement"--Container.
DVD
2013; 2012
Clemons (Stacks)
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Edge of America

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New man in town Kenny Williams has just accepted a position as an English professor on a reservation in Utah. Finding it hard to fit in with the Native American community, he decides to take on the challenge of coaching the girls' basketball team.
DVD
2005
Clemons (Stacks)
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Pleasure Unwoven: A Personal Journey About Addiction

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"'Is addiction really a disease?' In this high-definition video essay, Kevin McCauley explores the arguments for and against this vital debate, reviewing the latest neuroscientific research about addiction along the way. Using the spectacular landscape of Utah's State and National Parks to describe the brain areas involved in addiction, Dr. McCauley turns complex neuroscientific concepts into easy-to-understand visual images that will help people feel better understood, and their families and friends feel hope that recovery is possible."--Container.
DVD
2009
Clemons (Stacks)
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Topaz

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Documents the denial of rights to American citizens of Japanese descent who were forced from their homes to Utah's desert rangeland during World War II.
DVD
1987
Clemons (Stacks)
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127 Hours

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"... the powerfully uplifting true story of one man's struggle to survive against mountainous odds. Aron Ralston (James Franco) has a passion for all things outdoors. But when a falling boulder traps him in a remote Utah canyon, a thrill-seeker's adventure becomes the challenge of a lifetime. Over the next five days, Ralston embarks on a remarkable personal journey in which he relies on the memories of family and friends--as well as his own courage and ingenuity--to turn adversity into triumph!"--Container.
DVD
2011; 2010
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Big Love: The Complete Fourth Season

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For years, Bill Henrickson wished for a world free from the corrupt 'Prophet' of Juniper Creek, Roman Grant. Now that Roman appears to be out of the picture, Bill and his family can breathe easily, or can they? Season 4 continues the Henricksons' story, as Bill launches another business venture: a Mormon-friendly casino. At the same time, Bill eschews a chance to seize the Prophet mantle at Juniper Creek in favor of an even more high-profile calling: running for State Senate in Utah.
DVD
2011; 2010
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Natural Family Values

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"Founded by Mormon polygamists, Kanab, Utah is a small, scenic western town facing new development and an influx of people from around the country who are moving into its quiet neighborhoods. In response to a perceived threat to their way of life, the religious majority struggles to assert its conservative identity as the mayor and city council unanimously approve a resolution defining the kind of families they would like to see move in. The 'Natural Family Resolution' that the mayor and city council adopts, based on a memorandum from a conservative political think-tank, assigns proper gender roles to men and women and defines the family as 'one man, one woman' with a 'full quiver' of children." -- Container.
DVD
2008
Clemons (Stacks)
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Big Love: The Complete Third Season

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Bill Henrickson returns as the enterprising suburban polygamist who has more than his hands full with three wives, a potential fourth, a growing brood of eight children, and a struggling gaming business meant to safeguard his family should they be 'outed' and his Home Plus superstores left vulnerable.
DVD
2010; 2009
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Desert Bayou

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The evacuees of Hurricane Katrina tell how they survived the storm of the century and ended up at a military installation in the Utah deserts. Examines whether two cultures can come together in a time of utter chaos.
DVD
2008; 2007
Clemons (Stacks)
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Big Love: The Complete Second Season

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Season two finds the modern-day polygamist Bill Henrickson and his three wives struggling to pick up the pieces after first wife Barb's outing at the Beehive Mother of the Year Ceremony. Second wife Nicki, learning that it was her father, Roman Grant, Prophet of the Fundamentalist Juniper Creek compound, who betrayed them, battles conflicting family loyalties. And third wife Margene, newly pregnant, fights for a bigger piece of the family pie with an eye toward bringing a new wife and confidante into the fold. All of this domestic drama plays out against the backdrop of Bill's new, visionary business plans-- which put him into direct conflict with his father-in-law and some rather unexpected and unsavory antagonists.
DVD
2007
Clemons (Stacks)
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Big Love: The Complete First Season

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A polygamist and independent businessman lives in Salt Lake CIty with his three wives and seven children. He faces many challenges in meeting the emotional, romantic, and financial needs of his wives.
DVD
2006
Clemons (Stacks)
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The Lost Tribe

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Ex-Mormon-lesbian comedian Sue Ann Post attends the annual conference of Affirmation, an organization of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender Mormons in Salt Lake City Utah. An observational documentary following Sue Ann's funny, bizarre and confronting journey to Mormon Zion as she performs for an audience of predominately devout, excommunicated gay Mormons.
DVD
2005
Clemons (Stacks)
13.

This Divided State

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When liberal filmmaker Michael Moore is invited to speak at Utah Valley State College, it creates a firestorm not ususally seen in the heart of conservative Mormon country. A media frenzy follows, as does Fox News' Sean Hannity who agrees to speak at UVSC prior to Moore's engagement. Protests, anger, and a bribery attempt by a local businessman to stop Moore's appearance punctuate this documentary that cuts to the heart of the "red versus blue" rift in the nation.
DVD
2005
Clemons (Stacks)
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The Smith Family

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In this poignant and intimate documentary of the Smiths, a Mormon family living in Salt Lake City, the family is initially shattered, then ultimately strengthened by their love for each other following Steve's admission of multiple sexual encounters with other men, and his subsequent death from AIDS.
VHS
2002
Ivy (By Request)
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Spiral Jetty

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Robert Smithson documents the construction of the largest and probably most famous of his earthworks sculptures, Spiral jetty on the Great Salt Lake, Utah. He tells something of the meaning the work has for him and shows the finished version from several perspectives.
VHS
1990; 1970
Ivy (By Request)
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The Return of Navajo Boy

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The resurfacing of a decades old film reunites a man and his family and explores radioactivity problems on the Navajo reservation. The original film, Navajo Boy, produced by Robert J. Kennedy, chronicles the Cly and Begay families. The new film, Return of Navajo Boy, juxtaposes the families' lives now and then. The current film also explores the effects of uranium exposure from the mines on the Navajo Nation on the health of the Navajo people. It documents the return/reunion of John Wayne Cly, a Navaho boy, taken as a child by missionaries around 40 years ago from his Navajo family.
VHS
2000
Ivy (By Request)
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In Those Days: The Wasatch Front of the 1930s

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"KUED takes viewers on a nostalgic journey back to the Wasatch Front of the 1930s in this moving new video scrapbook featuring hundreds of photos, rare archival footage and interviews shot in historic period mansions." --container.
VHS
1996
Ivy (By Request)
18.

Out of the Past

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Reviews the struggle for lesbian and gay rights in the United States. Features the struggle of the Gay Straight Alliance at East High School in Salt Lake City.
VHS
1998; 1997
Ivy (By Request)
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The Mormon Rebellion

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In 1857, 120 men, women and children were brutally murdered in western Utah. It was the bloodiest attack on a wagon train in the history of the West. They were victims of a civil war that has almost been forgotton. America's fiercest confrontation between church and state, came to be known as the Mormon Rebellion
VHS
1997
Clemons (Item is on order)
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Carnival of Souls

Herk Harvey's macabre masterpiece gained a cult following through late night television and has been bootlegged for years. Made by industrial filmmakers on a modest budget, Carnival of souls was intended to have the look of a Bergman and feel of a Cocteau, and succeeds with its strikingly used locations and spooky organ score. Mary Henry (Candace Hilligoss) survives a drag race in a rural Kansas town, then takes a job as a church organist in Salt Lake City. En route, she becomes haunted by a bizarre apparition that compels her to an abandoned lakeside pavilion. Criterion is proud to present the ultimate special edition of this eerily effective B-movie classic that continues to inspire filmmakers today.
Online
2014; 1962