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Galveston

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Roy is a heavy-drinking criminal enforcer and mob hit man whose boss set him up in a double-cross scheme. After killing his would-be assassins before they could kill him, Roy discovers Rocky, a young woman being held captive, and reluctantly takes her with him on his escape. Determined to find safety and sanctuary in Galveston, Roy must find a way to stop his boss from pursuing them while trying to out-run the demons from his and Rocky's pasts.
DVD
2018
Law (Klaus Reading Room) Map
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Julieta

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Julieta lives in Madrid with her daughter Antía. They both suffer in silence over the loss of Xoan, Antía's father and Julieta's husband. At times, grief doesn't bring people closer, it drives them apart.
DVD
2017
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A Field in England

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England 1648 AD.. A small group of deserters flee from a raging battle through an overgrown field. They are captured by two men: O'Neil and Cutler. O'Neil, an alchemist, forces the group to aid him in his search to find a hidden treasure.
DVD
 
Clemons (Stacks)
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Margaret

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The story of a Manhattan teenager whose life is profoundly altered after witnessing a terrible accident.
DVD
2014; 2011
Clemons (Stacks)
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Losing Ground

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Losing Ground tells the story of a marriage of two remarkable people, both at a crossroads in their lives. Sara Rogers, a black professor of philosophy, is embarking on an intellectual quest to understand "ecstasy" just as her painter husband Victor sets off on a more earthly exploration of joy. Celebrating a recent museum sale, Victor decides to rent a country house where he can return to more realism after years working as an abstract expressionist. Away from the city, the couple's summer idyll becomes complicated by Sara's research and by Victor's involvement with a young model. When one of her students casts Sara as the woman scorned in a film version of the song "Frankie and Johnny," she experiences a painful emotional awakening. One of the first fictional features by an African [...]
DVD
2016; 1982
Clemons (Stacks)
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Ashik Kerib

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Lermontov's famous fable tells of Ashik Kerib, the wandering minstrel who is trying to earn enough money to marry the girl he loves. But when the father of his beloved spurns him, Ashik is forced to roam the land for 1,001 nights.
DVD
2007; 1988
Clemons (Stacks)
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Le Collier Perdu de la Colombe

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The story revolves around Hassan, who is studying Arabic calligraphy from a grand master. Coming across a fragment of manuscript, Hassan goes in search of the missing pieces, believing that once he finds them, he will learn the secrets of love. With the help of Zin, a lovers' go-between, he meets the beautiful Aziz, Princess of Samarkand. After encountering wars, a battle between false prophets and an ancient curse, he learns that an entire lifetime would not suffice for him to learn the many dimensions of love.; A story set in the ancient deserts and settlements of Tunisia. While studying Arabic calligraphy from a grand master, Hassan comes across a fragment of rare manuscript. He sets off in search of the missing pieces, believing that once he finds them, they will reveal all the s [...]
DVD
2008; 1991
Clemons (Stacks)
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Izgnanie =: The Banishment

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"Loosely based on a short story by American novelist William Saroyan, 'The banishment' is a powerful and atmospheric portrait of an unravelling marriage. Having left the city, Alex and Vera set up home with their children in a remote but idyllic-seeming country house. But then one day Vera makes a shocking confession, setting in motion a chain of events that will lead to tragedy"--Container.
DVD
2008; 2007
Clemons (Stacks)
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A Better Life

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Carlos Galindo always dreamed of a better life for his wife and newborn son when he crossed the border into the U.S. But when his wife left him, Carlos's only goal became to make sure his son Luis was given the opportunities he never had. A story that follows father and son as they embark on a physical and spiritual journey where they discover that family is the most important part of the American dream.
DVD
2011
Law (Klaus Reading Room) Map
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Letter From an Unknown Woman

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In early 20th century Vienna, Stefan Brand is in the process of fleeing on the eve of a duel he wants no part of. However, before he can do so, he receives an anonymous letter from an unknown woman. Stefan is deeply moved by what he reads and starts to realize that the letter's author is Lisa Berndl, a young woman he's known but disregarded for most of his life.
DVD
2012; 1948
Clemons (Stacks)
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The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1

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"In the ... fourth installment of the Twilight Saga, a marriage, a honeymoon, and the birth of a child bring unforeseen and shocking developments for Bella ... and Edward ... and those they love, including new complications with young werewolf Jacob Black"--Container.
DVD
2012; 2011
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Taking Chance

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The remarkable true story of one soldier's death in battle, another soldier's journey of discovery and a nation's reverence and gratitude toward its war dead. After hearing of the heroic death of a young Marine in Iraq, veteran officer Lt. Colonel Michael Strobl volunteers to escort the remains of Lance Corporal Chance Phelps back to his hometown in Wyoming. As Strobl crosses America's heartland, he will find himself on an unexpectedly emotional journey into the soul of a country mourning not only Chance, but all of our country's fallen heroes.
DVD
2009
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The Way Back

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Inspired by an incredible true story beginning in 1940 when seven prisoners attempt the impossible: escape from a brutal Siberian gulag. Thus begins a treacherous 4,500-mile trek to freedom across the world's most merciless landscapes. They have little food and few supplies. They don't know or trust each other. But together, they must withstand nature at its most extreme. Their humanity is further tested when they meet a teenage runaway who begs to join them on their quest.
DVD
2011; 2010
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Summer and Smoke

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From childhood, Alma has loved John Buchanan. Repressed by the pressure of a minister father and a mother who has never recovered from a nervous breakdown, she keeps these feelings bottled up. Her life becomes unbearable when John returns from medical school and takes up with the sultry Rosa, the daughter of the casino owner who is as open and willing as Alma is shy and repressed.
DVD
2010; 1961
Clemons (Stacks)
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All Good Things

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" ... a love story and a murder mystery set against the backdrop of a New York real estate dynasty in the 1980s ... inspired by the disappearance of Kathie McCormack, wife of real estate heir Robert Durst. Mr. Durst was suspected but never tried for killing his wife Kathie who disappeared in 1982 and was never found"--Container.
DVD
2011; 2010
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Ninfa Plebea: The Nymph

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A naive 15 year-old-girl who is subjected to repeated abuse in her small village finds love with a wounded soldier.
DVD
2006
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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Riding in Cars With Boys

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The story of a young woman who, despite bad luck and poor decisions, never loses sight of her dreams. Set in Wallingford, Connecticut beginning in the 1960s.
DVD
2002; 2001
Clemons (Stacks)
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Hereafter

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George is a blue-collar American with a special connection to the afterlife dating from his childhood. French journalist Marie has a near-death experience that shakes her reality. When London schoolboy Marcus loses the person closest to him, he desperately needs answers. Each seeking the truth, their lives will intersect, forever changed by what they believe might, or must, exist in the hereafter.
DVD
2011; 2010
Clemons (Stacks)
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A Beautiful Life

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On the rough streets of Los Angeles, an unlikely romance is born when Maggie, a down-on-her-luck runaway, runs into a kindhearted illegal immigrant, David, trying to make a new home away from El Salvador as a nightclub busboy. Together they begin an unforgettable journey involving a host of colorful characters including philosophical stripper and a sassy, unusual librarian.
DVD
2011; 2007
Clemons (Stacks)