Thursday, March 19, 2015

New This Week (3/19/15)

Call the library to check availability and request these new items:

The Alps From Above : A Symphony Of Summits (NR)
The Cineflex-camera, developed by U.S. Secret Services, brings razor sharp aerial close-ups and breathtaking panoramic images to life. Filmed exclusively with aerial shots, this is a unique cinematic expedition from the peaks of Mont Blanc to the Dolomites and traces the history and geography of the Alps.

Birdman (R)
When a has-been movie superhero risks everything for Broadway, he faces harsh critics, a deranged alter ego, his estranged daughter, and a difficult stage star.

Crisis Hotline: Veterans Press 1 (TV-14)
After serving their country overseas, many veterans in their darkest moments turn to the unique services of the Veterans Crisis Line to help with traumas like post-traumatic stress, depression, homelessness, and drug dependence. This documentary is an intimate look at the vital work of several responders who provide life-saving information through the 24-hour Veterans Crisis Line.

The Disappearance Of Eleanor Rigby (R)
Once happily married, Conor and Eleanor suddenly find themselves as strangers longing to understand each other in the wake of a tragedy. They try to reclaim the life and love they once knew and pick up the pieces of a past that may be too far gone.

Elsa & Fred (PG-13)
After losing his wife, Fred feels disturbed, confused, and alone, so his daughter helps him move into a small apartment where he meets Elsa. From that moment on, everything changes. Elsa bursts into Fred's life like a whirlwind, determined to teach him that the time he has left to live--be it more or less--is precious and that he should enjoy it as he pleases.

First Air War (NR)
NOVA takes viewers inside The Vintage Aviator, a team of New Zealand-based aviation buffs dedicated to bringing back classic World War I fighters. NOVA joins the team as they discover the secrets of some of aviation's early flying machines, and explores how their impact played a key role in World War I.

Grimm : Season One (NR)
Portland homicide Detective Nick Burkhardt discovers he is descended from a long line of "Grimms," who are charged with keeping balance between humanity and the creatures of myth. With newly awoken abilities to detect the evil lurking among us, Nick struggles to keep his old life separate and safe as he becomes ever more entrenched in the ancient rivalries of the Grimm world.

Grimm : Season Two (NR)
Now fully embracing his identity as a Grimm, Portland homicide detective Nick Burkhardt tackles even more gruesome and bizarre crimes linked to creatures of lore. With the help of his partner Hank and Wesen confidants Monroe and Rosalee, Nick must face an ancient royal bloodline linked to the mysterious Captain Renard, all while fighting to keep from losing the love of his life forever.

The Hunger Games : Mockingjay Part 1 (PG-13)
Katniss Everdeen awakens from the cruel and haunting Quarter Quell deep inside the catacombs of District 13. Katniss agrees to be the Mockingjay, the symbolic leader of the rebellion. Still uncertain as to whom she can trust, Katniss must help 13 rise from the shadows, all the while knowing that President Snow has focused his hatred into a personal vendetta against her--and her loved ones.

Ida (PG-13)
Poland, 1962. On the eve of her vows, novice Anna meets her estranged aunt Wanda, who reveals Anna is Jewish and her real name is Ida. Tasked with this new identity, Ida and Wanda embark on a revelatory journey to their old family home to discover the fate of Ida's birth parents and unearth dark secrets dating back to the Nazi occupation.

Magic In The Moonlight (PG-13)
Acclaimed magician Stanley Crawford dazzles his audiences with feats of supernatural amazement. But when it comes to the inexplicable, Stanley is a dedicated skeptic. Enter Sophie Baker, psychic, soothsayer, and stunning seductress. As Stanley and Sophie embark on misadventures up and down the French Riviera, will they discover proof of a world beyond laws of physics or have they fallen under the sway of a more earthly chemistry?

Midsomer Murders : Set 25 (NR)
The Christmas Haunting -- New detective Charlie Nelson helps Barnaby investigate a stabbing at a haunted house.
Let Us Prey -- A series of murders mimics scenes on a medieval fresco in Midsomer St. Claire.
Wild Harvest -- The death of a wealthy farmer leads the detectives to rotten dealings at a celebrity chef's restaurant.
The Flying Club -- After a man falls out of a plane, Barnaby and Nelson scrutinize the turbulent relationships at an airfield.
The Killings of Copenhagen -- When a Midsomer businessman is poisoned on a trip abroad, Barnaby assists the Danish police with their inquiry.

Night At The Museum : Secret Of The Tomb (PG)
Larry Daley and his heroic friends embark on their greatest adventure yet as they travel to London in order to save the magic that brings the museum exhibits to life.

St. Vincent (PG-13)
Maggie moves into a new home in Brooklyn with her son, Oliver. Forced to work long hours, she leaves Oliver with their new neighbor, Vincent, a retired curmudgeon. Vincent brings Oliver along on all the stops that make up his daily routine. Vincent helps Oliver grow to become a man, while Oliver begins to see in Vincent something that no one else is able to: a misunderstood man with a good heart.

This Is Where I Leave You (R)
When their father passes away, four grown siblings bruised and banged up by their respective adult lives are forced to return to their childhood home and live under the same roof.

Understanding Art : Baroque & Rococo (NR)
Art critic Waldemar Januszczak follows the trajectory of baroque from its beginnings as a Vatican-sanctioned religious art style to its ascendance as the first global art movement. He also pulls back the gilded facade of rococo to reveal the deep imprint it left on politics, culture, religion, and even America's Declaration of Independence.

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