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Triple Consciousness

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"Akosua Adoma Owusu is a Ghanaian-American filmmaker, producer and cinematographer whose award-winning films and installation work address the collision of identities, where the African immigrant located in the United States has a "triple consciousness." Owusu interprets Du Bois' notion of double consciousness and creates a third cinematic space or consciousness, representing diverse identities including feminism, queerness and African immigrants interacting in African, white American, and black American culture."--Container
DVD
2019; 2005
Clemons (Stacks)
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The Book of Henry

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A single mother discovers a scheme in her son's book to rescue a young girl from the hands of her abusive stepfather and sets out to execute the plan at any cost.
DVD
2017
Law (Klaus Reading Room) Map
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Every Brilliant Thing

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Adaptation of an acclaimed one-character Broadway show that blends humor with poignancy in telling the story of a son who created a list of things worth living for, all in an attempt to raise the spirits of his chronically depressed mother. Includes audience participation elements.
DVD
2017; 2015
Clemons (Stacks)
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The Babadook

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Amelia is a single mother plagued by the violent death of her husband. When a disturbing storybook called Mister Babadook turns up at her house, she is forced to battle with her son's deep-seated fear of a monster. Soon she discovers a sinister presence all around her.
DVD
2015
Law (CHECKED OUT)
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Techo y Comida: ¿Y a Ti Quién Te Rescata?

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"The drama of how a mother and her son can go ahead with their lives."--IMDb, accessed May 9, 2016.; "It is 2012, and the crisis is at its peak. In Jerez in Andalucia, Rocio (de Molina) is a single mother, living in a apartment with her eight-year old son Adrian (Jaime Lopez). She owes eight months back rent, and has been receiving unemployment compensation for three and a half years. She has no family, for reasons not given. The opening scene is an interview in which she applies for financial aid, and is granted it: but the aid will not arrive for six months to a year... She then faces eviction by her landlord."--Hollywood Reporter, accessed May 9, 2016.
DVD
2016; 2015
Clemons (Stacks)
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Sinister 2

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The sequel to the 2012 sleeper hit horror movie. In the aftermath of the shocking events in "Sinister," a protective mother and her nine-year-old twin sons find themselves in a rural house marked for death.
DVD
2016; 2015
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Terminator Genisys

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When John Connor, leader of the human resistance, sends Sgt. Kyle Reese back to 1984 to protect Sarah Connor and safeguard the future, an unexpected turn of events creates a fractured timeline.
DVD
2015
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8.

Mommy

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A feisty widowed single mom finds herself burdened with the full-time custody of her explosive fifteen year old ADHD son. As they try to make ends meet and struggle with their unpredictable menage, the peculiar, new girl across the street, Kyla, benevolently offers her help. Together, they find a new sense of balance, and hope is regained.
DVD
2015; 2014
Clemons (Stacks)
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Throw Momma From the Train

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Owen says he will murder Larry's lying, conniving ex-wife if Larry will send Owen's strange Momma to her maker.
DVD
2001; 1987
Clemons (Stacks)
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Pieta

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A loan shark is forced to reconsider his violent lifestyle after the arrival of a mysterious woman claiming to be his long-lost mother.
DVD
2013; 2012
Clemons (Stacks)
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Boyhood

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A groundbreaking story of growing up as seen through the eyes of a boy named Mason, who ages from six to eighteen years old on screen.
DVD
2015; 2014
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Ernest Hemingway's Soldier's Home

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An American soldier returning from World War I is unable to re-adjust to civilian life and his loving mother pressures him to rejoin the community.
DVD
2005; 1976
Clemons (Stacks)
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El Hijo de la Novia

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"Rafael Belvedere no está conforme con la vida que lleva. No tiene ideales, vive metido hasta el tope en el restaurante fundado por su padre; carga con un divorcio, no se ha tomado el tiempo suficiente para ver crecer a su hija Vicky, no tiene amigos y prefiere eludir un mayor compromiso con su novia actual. Además hace más de un año que no visita a su madre que sufre de mal de Alzheimer y está internada en un geriátrico. Rafael sólo quiere que lo dejen en paz. Pero una serie de acontecimientos inesperados lo obligarán a reflexionar sobre su situación. Y en el camino, le ofrecerá apoyo a su padre para cumplir el viejo sueño de su madre: casarse por la Iglesia"--Container.; Rafael is a 42-year-old divorced father and restaurant owner who is overwhelmed with life. He feels guilty that [...]
DVD
2003
Law (Klaus Reading Room) Map
14.

Labor Day

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Thirteen-year-old Henry Wheeler struggles to be the man of his house and care for his reclusive mother Adele, all the while confronting the pangs of adolescence. Henry and his mother encounter Frank Chambers, an intimidating man clearly in need of help. Frank convinces them to take him into their home and later is revealed to be an escaped convict. The events of this long Labor Day weekend will shape them for the rest of their lives.
DVD
2014; 2013
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15.

Adore

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Escape to a close-knit seaside community where friendship, love and lust collide. A sensual yet thought provoking drama in which two lifelong friends find themselves entangled in passionate sexual relationships with each other's sons. As they struggle to make sense of conflicting emotions and desires, the lines between family, friendship and morality are blurred. When powerful bonds reach their breaking point, discover what truly keeps us connected.
DVD
2013
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The Way Way Back

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While fourteen year old Duncan is being dragged on a family trip with his mom and her overbearing boyfriend, he finds a gregarious friend at a local water park. The two form a powerful bond as Duncan learns to swim through the challenges of life, love, family and friendship, resulting in a vacation he'll never forget.
DVD
2013
17.

The Kids Are All Right

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Nic and Jules are in a long term, committed, loving but by no means perfect relationship. Nic, a physician, needs to wield what she believes is control, whereas Jules, under that control, is less self-assured. They have two teen-aged children, Joni, who is Nic's biological child, and Laser, who is Jules' biological child. A big-hearted, sexy and uproariously funny movie that combines comedic surprise with poignant emotional truth.
DVD
2010
18.

Alfred Hitchcock's Psycho

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Disgruntled Phoenix officeworker Marion Crane is fed up with the way life has treated her. One Friday, Marion is trusted to bank $40,000 by her employer. Seeing the opportunity to take the money and run, Marion leaves town. Tired after the long drive and caught in a storm, she gets off the main highway and pulls into the Bates Motel. The motel is managed by a quiet young man named Norman Bates, who seems to be dominated by his mother. Features one of the most iconic scenes in film history, the infamous "Shower scene."
DVDBlu-Ray
2010
Clemons (Stacks)
19.

Good Bye Lenin!

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Alex's proud, socialist mother falls into a coma for eight months. When she wakes, her heart is weak, so Alex has to keep the secret that the Berlin Wall has fallen and capitalism has triumphed. What begins as a little white lie turns into a major scam.
DVD
2004
20.

The Guilt Trip

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The plan for a quick stop at Mom's takes a turn when an impulse compels Andy to invite his mother, Joyce, on a three-thousand mile cross-country journey. But the further they go, the closer they get, and Andy realizes that they have more in common than he ever imagined.
DVD
2013; 2012
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