Friday, March 22, 2019

New This Week (3/22/19)

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

Brown Girl Begins (NR)
Brown Girl Begins is a post-apocalyptic tale about a young black woman who is trapped in a world forced upon her. Ti-Jeanne, a reluctant priestess, must resurrect Caribbean spirits and survive the possession ritual that killed her mother or her people will die.

Canine Soldiers : The Militarization Of Love (NR)
Relying on dogs to keep us safe in war is only the continuation of a long history of co-evolution with canines. Even in this age of advanced technology, we are again relying on a "primitive" animal's superior sense of smell to survive. The film also raises the ethical question: Is coopting a sentient being in conflicts that involve violence ever justifiable?

Divide And Conquer : The Story Of Roger Ailes (NR)
Variously called a bulldog, a kingmaker, and the Ernest Hemingway of campaign advisors, Ailes was a key media consultant to Presidents Nixon, Reagan and George H.W. Bush, powerfully shaping American political history over the last fifty years. In 2016, Ailes was forced out of Fox amid multiple allegations of sexual harassment.

Dynasties : The Greatest Of Their Kind (NR)
This intimate landmark series narrated by David Attenborough immerses us in the lives of five of the most celebrated and endangered animal families. Witness their incredible determination to protect their family line in the face of challenges to their leadership or from the often harsh environment around them.

Equus : Story Of The Horse (NR)
From the moment humans mounted horses 6,000 years ago, these magnificent animals helped shape the world by allowing mankind to explore, conquer, and flourish on horseback. Discover the mysterious origins of the incredible partnership, and witness the enduring love of 400 breeds of horses today.

Fantastic Beasts : The Crimes Of Grindelwald (PG-13)
Making good on his threat, Grindelwald escaped custody and has set about gathering followers to raise pure-blood wizards up to rule over all non-magical beings. In an effort to thwart Grindelwald’s plans, Dumbledore enlists his former student Newt Scamander.

Father Brown : Season Six (NR)
This series sees Father Brown investigate a suspicious death at a care home, and a local bowls match quickly rolls out of control when it becomes a murder scene. There's also a fatal school fete and a soviet spy to contend with, and old foe Katherine Corven looks for revenge on Father Brown when she is suddenly released from prison.

Frankie Drake Mysteries : The Complete First Season (NR)
Set in 1920s Toronto, the series follows the adventures of Frankie Drake and her partner Trudy Clarke at Drake Private Detectives, the city's only all-female detective agency, as they find themselves fighting crime in the age of flyboys, gangsters, rum-runners, and speakeasies.

Green Book (PG-13)
When Tony Lip, a bouncer from an Italian-American neighborhood in the Bronx, is hired to drive Dr. Don Shirley, a world-class Black pianist, on a concert tour from Manhattan to the Deep South, they must rely on a book to guide them to the few establishments that were then safe for African-Americans. 

The Handmaid's Tale : Season Two (NR)
In a dystopic future where a religion-based autocracy rules the country, women are second class citizens and after attempting to escape, June is sentenced to be a handmaid whose role is to bear children for childless government officials.

The Happytime Murders (R)
Two clashing detectives with a shared secret are forced to work together again to solve the brutal murders of the former cast of a beloved classic puppet television show.

House Of Cards : The Final Season (NR)
After the death of her husband, Claire Underwood becomes the first female President of the United States. Regardless of the power Claire holds, she finds that she doesn't have allies or friends, both outside and inside the White House.

The Little Stranger (R)
In the summer of 1948, Dr. Faraday travels to attend to a patient at Hundreds Hall, home to the Ayers family for more than two centuries. The Hall is now in decline and its inhabitants are haunted by something more ominous than a dying way of life. When he takes on his new patient, Faraday has no idea how closely, and how disturbingly, the family's story is about to become entwined with his own.

Mortal Engines (PG-13)
Hundreds of years after our civilization was destroyed, a new world has emerged. A mysterious young woman named Hester Shaw leads a band of outcasts in the fight to stop London--now a giant predator city on wheels--from devouring everything in its path.

Operation Finale (PG-13)
The thrilling true story of the secret mission led by Israeli intelligence agent Peter Malkin to infiltrate Argentina and capture Adolf Eichmann, the Nazi officer who masterminded the plans that sent millions of innocent Jews to their deaths during World War II, and bring him to justice.

Peppermint (R)
Young mother Riley North awakens from a coma after her husband and daughter are killed in a brutal attack on the family. When the system frustratingly shields the murderers from justice, Riley sets out to transform herself from citizen to urban guerilla--eluding the underworld, the LAPD and the FBI--as she methodically delivers her personal brand of justice.

Shakespeare & Hathaway : Private Investigators : Season One (NR)
A ten part detective series from the BBC about an oddball couple of private detectives named Luella Shakespeare and Frank Hathaway. Investigating crime in Stratford-upon-Avon, the duo quickly discover all is not as peaceful as it seems in this little theatre town.

Siberia (R)
When an American diamond merchant travels to Russia to sell jewels to a man with underworld connections, he finds himself in the middle of a criminal conspiracy.

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (PG)
Miles Morales is the new Spider-Man but must also walk the balance between his personal high school & family life and his life as a superhero. While being Spider-Man, he becomes familiar with the Spider-Verse, where there are endless variations on Spider-Man.

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