Friday, April 21, 2017

New This Week (4/19/17)

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

A Monster Calls (PG-13)
Young Conor's life takes a turn after his mother becomes ill and he moves in with his unsympathetic grandmother. As an escape, Conor turns to his artwork and conjures up a 40-foot-high monster who becomes a most unlikely ally by guiding him on a journey of courage, faith and truth that powerfully fuses imagination and reality.

The Edge Of Seventeen (R)
Growing up is hard, and life is no easier for Nadine, who is already at peak awkwardness when her best friend Krista begins dating her all-star brother Darian. All at once, Nadine feels more alone than ever. With the help of her reluctant sounding-board, she soon discovers that what feels like the end of the world may just be the beginning of growing up.

Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them (PG-13)
Something mysterious is leaving a path of destruction in the streets of 1926 New York, threatening to expose the wizarding community. Newt Scamander arrives in the city nearing the end of a global excursion to research and rescue magical creatures. When unsuspecting No-Maj Jacob Kowalski inadvertently lets some of Newt’s beasts loose, a band of unlikely heroes must recover the missing beasts before they come to harm, but their mission puts them on a collision course with Dark forces.

The Founder (PG-13)
The true story of how Ray Kroc (Michael Keaton), a struggling salesman from Illinois, met Mac and Dick McDonald, and worked to create a billion-dollar burger empire.

Hidden Figures (PG)
The incredible untold story of Katherine Johnson, Dorothy Vaughn, and Mary Jackson--brilliant African-American women working at NASA who served as the brains behind the launch into orbit of astronaut John Glenn, a stunning achievement that turned around the Space Race. The visionary trio crossed all gender and racial lines and inspired generations.

Julieta (R)
Julieta lives in Madrid with her daughter, Antia. They are both in pain over the loss of Xoan, Antia’s father and Julieta’s husband. But sometimes grief doesn’t bring people closer, it drives them apart. When Antia turns eighteen, she abandons her mother without a word of explanation. Julieta is haunted by the mystery of this loss and it pervades everything in her life. Her struggle and obsession lead to self-discovery and surprising revelations.

London Road (NR)
London Road documents the events that shook Suffolk in 2006, when the quiet rural town of Ipswich was shattered by the discovery of the bodies of five women and how the community banded together during the darkest of experiences.

Paterson (R)
Paterson is a bus driver in the city of Paterson, New Jersey--they share the name. Every day, he adheres to a simple routine. By contrast, his loving wife Laura, is a dreamer who is constantly inspired by new ideas and ambitious projects, all the while championing Paterson's gift for poetry.

Rogue One : A Star Wars Story (PG-13)
In a time of conflict, a group of unlikely heroes band together on a mission to steal the plans to the Death Star, the Empire's ultimate weapon of destruction. This key event in the Star Wars timeline brings together ordinary people who choose to do extraordinary things, and in doing so, become part of something greater than themselves.

Silence (R)
Two Christian missionaries travel to Japan in search of their missing mentor at a time when Christianity was outlawed. When they are captured and imprisoned, both men are plunged into an odyssey that will test their faith, challenge their sanity, and, perhaps, risk their very lives.

Three (NR)
When three disparate souls--a doctor desperate to redeem her reputation, a policeman who will go to any length to seek out justice, and a criminal with a gunshot wound to the head--are thrown together in the hustle and bustle of an emergency room, a hospital descends from a pristine sanctuary to an explosive battleground. 

Toni Erdmann (R)
Winfried rarely sees Ines since she left for a high-powered corporate job. So when he drops by to visit, the two quickly find themselves at odds. Determined to be part of her world, Winfried reappears as alter ego "Toni Erdmann," a life coach who turns his daughter’s career plans upside-down.

20th Century Women (R)
In 1979 Santa Barbara, Dorothea Fields is a single mother raising her adolescent son, Jamie, at a time brimming with cultural change. Dorothea enlists the help of two younger women--Abbie, a punk artist boarding in the Fields's home; and Julie, a savvy teenage neighbor. Along with William, a bohemian handyman who also rooms in Dorothea's house, they form a makeshift family that inspires them for the rest of their lives.