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He Named Me Malala / 2015

An intimate portrait of Malala Yousafzai, who was wounded when Taliban gunmen opened fire on her in Pakistan's Swat Valley. The shooting of the then fifteen-year-old teenager sparked international media outrage. An educational activist in Pakistan, Yousafzai has since emerged as a leading campaigner for the rights of children worldwide and in December 2014, became the youngest-ever Nobel Peace Prize Laureate.

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Marley / 2012

Bob Marley's universal appeal, impact on music history and role as a social and political prophet is both unique and unparalleled. MARLEY is the definitive life story of the musician, revolutionary, and legend, from his early days to his rise to international superstardom. Made with the support of the Marley family, the film features rare footage, incredible performances and revelatory interviews with the people that knew him best. 

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The Other Side of Immigration / 2010

Based on over 700 interviews in rural Mexican towns where about half the population has left to work in the United States, [this film] asks why so many Mexicans come to the U.S. and what happens to the families and communities they leave behind.

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Particle Fever / 2015

Follow six scientists during the launch of the Large Hadron Collider, marking the start-up of the biggest and most expensive experiment in the history of the planet. As they seek to unravel the mysteries of the universe, 10,000 scientists join forces in pursuit of a single goal: to recreate conditions that existed just moments after the Big Bang and find the Higgs boson, potentially explaining the origin of all matter. 

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Sound and Fury / 2001

If you could make your deaf child hear, would you? Sound and fury is the intimate, heart-rending tale of the Artinians, an extended family with deaf and hearing members across three generations. Together they confront a technological device that can help the deaf to hear but may also threaten deaf culture, and their bonds with each other. 

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Lilyhammer: season 1 / 2013

After Frank The Fixer Tagliano (Steven Van Zandt, The Sopranos) testifies against his Mafia boss in New York, he enters the Witness Protection Program and makes an unusual demand: He wants to be set up with a new life in the Norwegian small town of Lillehammer or as he calls it, LILYHAMMER. Thrust into a brand new world, Frank is confronted with a colorful cast of characters totally unlike the New York variety. But as he soon finds out, the past always has a way of catching up with you, especially when it concerns the Delucci family. 

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Sherlock: season 1 / 2010

A contemporary take on the classic Arthur Conan Doyle stories, Sherlock is a thrilling, funny, fast-paced adventure series set in present-day London. The iconic details from Conan Doyle's original books remain: they live at the same address, have the same names, and, somewhere out there, Moriarty is waiting for them. And so across three thrilling, scary, action-packed, and highly modern adventures, Sherlock (Benedict Cumberbatch) and John (Martin Freeman) navigate a maze of cryptic clues and lethal killers to get at the truth. 

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British comedy collection (4 films)

A Month by the Lake: At a luxurious Lake Como resort, Miss Bentley, an attractive older guest has her eye on a handsome, well-to-do bachelor. But when he's more interested in a beautiful young flirt, the mischievous Miss Bentley goes to outrageous lengths to reel in her wealthy catch.

My Life So Far: Young Fraser Pettigrew has always been an adventurous child. But with the arrival of his sexy French aunt, Heloise, Fraser enters a truly eye-opening summer of discovery as he learns some delicious truths about childhood and the comic eccentricities of his loving family. 

The Englishman Who Went Up a Hill But Came Down a Mountain: A young man offends an entire town by declaring their mountain, a prized local landmark, to be a hill. While the townspeople rally around their mountain, a fiery young woman charms the puzzled out-of-towner into seeing things their way.

Sweet Revenge: Depressed businessman Henry Bell and quirky aristocrat Karen Knightly save each other's life-- just as they both attempt to leap from London's Tower Bridge. With renewed spirit, Karen quickly invents a plot of devilish retaliation against those who drove them to the edge.

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Renee Zellweger Collection (3 films) / 2007

DeceiverTextile company heir Wayland is accused of murder of a prostitute named Elizabeth, whose body was found cut in two in the park. The murder is investigated by tough detective Kennesaw and his less experienced partner Braxton.

Down With Love The story follows a best-selling female advice author who has all the answers until a sly journalist playboy starts asking the questions.

Me, Myself & IreneCharlie, a Rhode Island State Police Officer with a split personality, is assigned to escort a beautiful fugitive back to upstate New York, but both of his personalities fall in love with Irene and become rivals for her affection.


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L'inhumaine / 1924

Claire Lescot draws important men to her like moths to a flame. At her luxurious parties, she basks in the amorous attentions of her many admirers while always remaining aloof. When it appears she is the reason for a young devotee's suicide, however, her fans desert her. 

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My Neighbor Totoro / 2010

Follow the adventures of Satsuki and her four-year-old sister Mei when they move to the countryside to be near their ailing mother. To their delight, they discover that their new neighbor is a mysterious forest spirit called Totoro (who can be seen only through the eyes of a child. Totoro introduces them to extraordinary characters -- including a cat that doubles as a bus! -- and takes them on an incredible journey.

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Coriolanus / 2012

Set in contemporary times: Caius Martius 'Coriolanus' (Ralph Fiennes) is a feared and revered Roman general, suddenly pitted against his own city and fellow citizens. Rebelling against the power-hungry designs of his manipulative mother and rejected by his own people, Coriolanus incites a riot that expels him from Rome. The banished hero joins forces with his sworn enemy Tullus Aufidius (Gerard Butler) to extract his revenge and determine his destiny.

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The Tempest / 2010

This modern retelling of William Shakespeare's final masterpiece is an exciting, mystical, and magical fantasy ... Exiled to a magical island, the sorceress Prospera (Helen Mirren) ... conjures up a storm that shipwrecks her enemies, and then unleashes her powers for revenge.

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Macbeth / 2015

Macbeth, the Thane of Glamis (Michael Fassbender), receives a prophecy from a trio of witches that one day he will become King of Scotland. Consumed by ambition and spurred to action by his wife (Marion Cotillard), Macbeth murders his king and takes the throne for himself.

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Much Ado About Nothing / 2013

Joss Whedon's sexy and contemporary spin on Shakespeare's classic comedy about the story of sparring lovers Beatrice and Benedick offers a sensual, tragic and occasionally absurd view of the intricate game that is love. 

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GoodFellas / 1990

"As far back as I can remember, I always wanted to be a gangster ..." so begins the true story of Henry Hill, a young man who grows up in the mob and works very hard to advance himself through the ranks. He enjoys his life of money and luxury, but is oblivious to the horror that he causes. A drug addiction and a few mistakes ultimately unravel his climb to the top. Based on the book "Wiseguy" by Nicholas Pileggi.

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Everest / 2015

Inspired by the incredible events surrounding an attempt to reach the summit of the world's highest mountain, the film documents the awe-inspiring journey of two different expeditions challenged beyond their limits by one of the fiercest snowstorms ever encountered by mankind. Their mettle tested by the harshest elements found on the planet, the climbers will face nearly impossible obstacles as a lifelong obsession becomes a breathtaking struggle for survival.

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Gone Girl / 2014

On the occasion of his fifth wedding anniversary, Nick Dunne reports that his wife, Amy, has gone missing. Under pressure from the police and a growing media frenzy, Nick's portrait of a blissful union begins to crumble. Soon his lies, deceits and strange behavior have everyone asking the same dark question: Did Nick Dunne kill his wife? 

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The Danish Girl / 2015

  • The remarkable love story inspired by the lives of artists Lili Elbe and Gerda Wegener. Lili and Gerda's marriage and work evolve as they navigate Lili's groundbreaking journey as a transgender pioneer. 
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Irrational man / 2015

Philosophy professor Abe Lucas is at rock bottom emotionally, unable to find any meaning or joy in life. He feels that everything he's tried to do from political activism to teaching hasn't made any difference. Abe gets involved with two women: Rita Richards, a lonely professor who is unhappy in her marriage; and Jill Pollard, his best student, who becomes his closest friend. Pure chance changes everything when Abe and Jill overhear a stranger's conversation and become drawn in. 

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Paper Towns / 2015

Adapted from the bestselling novel by author John Green, a coming-of-age story centering on Quentin and his enigmatic neighbor Margo, who loved mysteries so much she became one. After taking him on an all-night adventure through their hometown, Margo suddenly disappears; leaving behind cryptic clues for Quentin to decipher. The search leads Quentin and his quick-witted friends on an exhilarating adventure that is equal parts hilarious and moving.

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Divergent Trilogy <----- available in our Magnolia Avenue Library


In a world where people are divided into distinct factions based on human virtues, Tris Prior is warned she isDivergent and will never fit into any one group. When she discovers a conspiracy by a faction leader to destroy all Divergents, Tris must learn to trust in the mysterious Four and together they must find out what makes being Divergent so dangerous before it's too late. 

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Tris must escape with Four and go beyond the wall enclosing Chicago. For the first time ever, they will leave the only city and family they have ever known. Once outside, old discoveries are quickly rendered meaningless with the revelation of shocking new truths. Tris and Four must quickly decide who they can trust as a ruthless battle ignites beyond the walls of Chicago which threatens all of humanity. In order to survive, Tris will be forced to make impossible choices. 

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Tris and Four are now fugitives on the run, hunted by Jeanine, the leader of the power-hungry Erudite elite. Racing against time, they must find out what Tris₂s family sacrificed their lives to protect, and why the Erudite leaders will do anything to stop them. Haunted by her past choices but desperate to protect the ones she loves, Tris, with Four at her side, faces one impossible challenge after another as they unlock the truth about the past and ultimately the future of their world.

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