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November 2016

Electoral Dysfunction / Trio Pictures in association with the Center for Independent Documentary, Inc., 2012

"The film opens as Mo makes an eye-opening discovery: The U.S. Constitution does not guarantee the right to vote. Mo sets out to learn why the Founding Fathers deliberately omitted the right to vote from the Constitution--and to understand the consequences of this decision."

JK1976 .E54 2012 -- Also available streaming


The Hunting Ground / Radius and CNN Films, 2015

"From the makers of 'The Invisible War' comes a startling expose of rape crimes on U.S. college campuses, their institutional cover-ups and the devastating toll they take on students and their families."

LB2345.3.R37 H86 2015


                                        


 

John Adams / HBO Films presents a Playtone production, 2008

"While our new nation was suffering attacks from both within and without, John Adams had a vision of a nation of liberty and justice for all. He guided his peers--General George Washington, Benjamin Franklin and Thomas Jefferson--in setting the values and agenda for a glorious, free America. Adams and his wife Abigail refined these ambitious democratic ideals, and their partnership became one of the most moving love stories in American history."

PN1992.8.H56 J646 2008


Duck Soup / Paramount, 1933

"Groucho, Harpo, Chico, and Zeppo Marx are at their very best in the political satire Duck Soup which is often regarded as the comedy legends' funniest and most popular film. After being appointed the dictator of Freedonia, Rufus T. Firefly (Groucho) proceeds to bring the mythical nation to a halt by showing up late and insulting everyone at his inauguration. Hoping to oust the unfit new leader, two spies (Harpo and Chico) are sent from the neighboring Sylvania. Soon enough, war is declared between the two nations with outrageous results."

PN1997 .D8357 2011


                                        


 

Roger Waters: The Wall / Rue 21 Productions, 2014

"Details one of the most elaborately staged theatrical productions in music history as Pink Floyd frontman, Roger Waters, performs one of their most iconic albums."

M1630.18.P56 W35 2015


A Knight's Tale / Escape Artists, Finestkind, and Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment, 2001

"After his master dies, a peasant squire, fueled by his desire for food and glory, creates a new identity for himself as a knight."

PN1995 .K92 2001


                                        

The Nightmare Before Christmas / produced by Tim Burton and Denise Di Novi, 1993

"Jack Skellington is the King of Halloween. He becomes bored with the same routine every year. He decides to take a walk in the woods. There, he discovers a door leading to Christmastown and decides to spread Christmas joy to the world. When he is back in Halloweentown he shows his friends what Christmas is like, and he suggests doing Christmas this year instead. Although Sally attempts to stop him, Jack embarks into the sky on a coffin-like sled pulled by skeletal reindeer."

PN1997 .T5776 2008


Charlie and the Chocolate Factory / produced by Tim Burton for Warner Brothers Pictures, 2005

"Charlie and five other children draw golden tickets from Wonka chocolate bars and win a guided tour of the legendary candy factory that no outsider has seen in 15 years. Dazzled by one amazing sight after another, Charlie is drawn into Wonka's fantastic world."

PN1997.2 .C437 2005


The Wind Rises / Touchstone Pictures and Studio Ghibli, 2013

"Inspired by the famous Italian aeronautical designer Caproni, Jiro dreams of flying and designing beautiful airplanes. Nearsighted from a young age and unable to be a pilot, Jiro joins a major Japanese engineering company in 1927 and becomes one of the world's most innovative and accomplished airplane designers. Jiro meets and falls in love with Nahoko, and grows and cherishes his friendship with his colleague Honjo. The film chronicles much of his life, depicting key historical events."

PN1997.2 .W56 2014