Thursday, April 28, 2016

New This Week (4/28/16)

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

The Benefactor (NR)
After the tragic death of her parents five years ago, Olivia returns to her hometown with her new husband, Luke, and reconnects with her parents' old family friend, Franny. The couple are then forced to navigate the all-consuming interest of this powerful, mysterious, and possessive philanthropist.

Dixieland (NR)
Fresh out of prison, Kermit returns home to his rural Mississippi trailer park. As he struggles to keep his nose clean, he falls for Rachel. Determined to overcome their inauspicious circumstances, the star-crossed lovers make a desperate, last-ditch effort to escape their dead-end town but soon find themselves ensnared in a cycle of crime.

The Driftless Area (R)
Pierre returns to his hometown after the death of his parents and falls under the spell of the enchanting, mysterious Stella. As their relationship deepens, Pierre finds himself in a dangerous situation with a volatile criminal who abruptly altered the course of Stella’s life.

Fifty Shades Of Black (R)
Christian Black has it all: power, success and an intense desire to get freaky. Into his life comes Hannah, a young, virginal girl who may not be as innocent as she first seems. Only one gets to come out on top in this hilarious film.

The Human Face Of Big Data (NR)
With the rapid emergence of digital devices, an unstoppable, invisible force is changing human lives in ways from microscopic to the gargantuan: Big Data, a word that was barely used a few years ago but now governs the day for many of us from the moment we awaken to the extinguishing of the final late-evening light bulb.

Jane Got A Gun (R)
Jane Hammond has built a life on the rugged western plains with her husband Bill "Ham" Hammond and young daughter. When Ham stumbles home riddled with bullets after a run-in with the relentless John Bishop and his gang, she knows they will not stop until her family is dead. In desperation, Jane turns to Dan Frost, a man from her past, for help. Haunted by old memories, Jane's past meets the present in a heart-stopping battle for survival.

The Kennedy Films Of Robert Drew & Associates (NR)
Seeking to invigorate the American documentary format, which he found to be rote and uninspired, Robert Drew brought to filmmaking the style and vibrancy he had fostered as a Life magazine correspondent in the late 1950s. In 1960, he was granted direct access to presidential candidate John F. Kennedy, filming him first on the campaign trail and eventually in the Oval Office.

The Masked Saint (PG-13)
After retiring from the professional wrestling ring and settling down as a small town pastor, Samuels witnesses rampant crime and serious problems in the community. Tapping into his past, the Pastor decides to moonlight as a masked vigilante fighting injustice. When crises hit at home and the church, the do-gooder must evade the police and somehow reconcile his secret, violent identity with his calling as a preacher.

Merton : A Film Biography (NR)
In his lifetime, Thomas Merton was hailed as a prophet and censured for his outspoken social criticism. For nearly 27 years he was a monk of the austere Trappist order, where he became an eloquent spiritual writer and mystic as well as an anti-war advocate and witness to peace.

The Revenant (R)
Follow legendary explorer Hugh Glass on his quest for survival and justice. After a brutal bear attack, Glass is left for dead by a treacherous member of his hunting team. Against extraordinary odds, and enduring unimaginable grief, Glass battles a relentless winter in uncharted terrain.

Son Of Saul (R)
October 1944, Auschwitz-Birkenau. Saul is a Hungarian member of the Sonderkommando, the group of Jewish prisoners forced to assist the Nazis. While working, Saul discovers the body of a boy he takes for his son. As the Sonderkommando plans a rebellion, Saul decides to carry out an impossible task: save the child's body, find a rabbi to recite the mourner's Kaddish and offer the boy a proper burial.

That's Not Us (NR)
Three twenty-something couples travel to a beach house to enjoy the last days of summer, but what was meant to be a fun, carefree retreat transforms into an intimate exploration of sex and commitment. Moment-to-moment, relationships are tested as tensions between the couples and friends begin to simmer.

Tumbledown (R)
Pop culture scholar Andrew comes to Maine to interview Hannah, the protective widow of an acclaimed singer. When the unlikely pair strike a deal to co-write a biography, Andrew finds himself clashing with a cast of locals, including Hannah's hunky suitor, and her loving but defensive parents. When Hannah and Andrew's stormy partnership blossoms into an unexpected connection, they face the possibility that the next chapter in their lives may involve each other.

Veep : The Complete Fourth Season (TV-MA)
While Selina has ascended to the highest office in the land, she must still run for election, and over the course of this season's 10 episodes, Selina and her staff grapple with how to make her seem "presidential," while also deciding who will make the best running mate.

The Von Trapp Family : A Life Of Music (NR)
Based on the autobiography Memories Before And After The Sound Of Music by Agathe von Trapp, this unforgettable movie follows the von Trapp family's incredible journey from the perspective of Agathe, the eldest daughter.

When Calls The Heart (NR)
Big revelations are in store for Hope Valley as Elizabeth moves into her own rowhouse, dismaying Jack, who has been planning to build a new home for the both of them. Rosemary discovers that Lee has taken out a loan and worries that he is in financial difficulties. And Jesse, the young drifter who works in Abigail's kitchen, has information that could ruin Pastor Frank’s good standing in Hope Valley, and begins his plan to extort the pastor with an old "Wanted" poster…

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