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jane got a gunJane Got a Gun

Western R

Young and pretty with a soul of pure steel, Jane Hammond is a good girl married to one of the worst baddies in town. When her husband Bill turns against his own gang, the vicious Bishop Boys, and returns home barely alive with eight bullets in his back, Jane knows it’s time to ditch the dress for a pair of pants and strap on her own gun.

Son of Saul

Drama R

son of saulOctober 1944, Auschwitz-Birkenau. Saul Ausländer is a Hungarian member of the Sonderkommando, the group of Jewish prisoners isolated from the camp and forced to assist the Nazis in the machinery of large-scale extermination. While working in one of the crematoriums, 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 from the flames, find a rabbi to recite the mourner’s Kaddish.

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Ip Man 3Ip Man 3

Action PG-13

When a band of brutal gangsters led by a crooked property developer makes a play to take over the city, Master Ip is forced to take a stand.

revenant

The Revenant

Action R

Inspired by true events, an expedition of the uncharted American wilderness, legendary explorer Hugh Glass is brutally attacked by a bear and left for dead by members of his own hunting team. In a quest to survive, Glass endures unimaginable grief as well as the betrayal of his confidant John Fitzgerald. Guided by sheer will and the love of his family, Glass must navigate a vicious winter in a relentless pursuit to live and find redemption. Also available in Blu-Ray DVD.

lady in the vanThe Lady in the Van

Comedy PG-13

The film tells the true story of the relationship between Alan Bennett and the singular Miss Shepherd, a woman of uncertain origins who ‘temporarily’ parked her van in Bennett’s London driveway and proceeded to live there for fifteen years.

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STAR WARS EPISODE VII – THE FORCE AWAKENS

force awakensSci-Fi PG-13

Luke Skywalker has vanished, and both the Resistance and the sinister First Order are searching for him. Crack pilot Poe Dameron obtains a clue to his whereabouts, but when everything goes wrong, a droid called BB-8 becomes the center of the search, along with scavenger Rey and stormtrooper deserter FN-2187, who have found the droid. Also available in Blu-Ray DVD.

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concussionConcussion

Drama PG-13

Based on the true story of the doctor who discovered chronic traumatic encephalopathy, known as CTE in football players, and the uphill battle he faced in bringing the information to the public. Also available in Blu-Ray DVD.

Danish GirlThe Danish Girl

Drama R

The remarkable love story inspired by the lives of artists Lili Elbe and Gerda Wegener. Lili and Gerda’s marriage and work evolve as they navigate Lili’s groundbreaking journey as a transgender pioneer.

The Hateful Eight

Action R

Hateful EightA stagecoach hurtles through the wintry Wyoming landscape. Bounty hunter John Ruth and his fugitive Daisy race toward the town of Red Rock, where Ruth will bring Daisy to justice. Losing their lead on the blizzard, they seek refuge at Minnie’s, a stagecoach stopover on a mountain pass. When they arrive at Minnie’s, they are greeted not by the proprietor but by four unfamiliar faces. As the storm overtakes the mountainside stopover, our travelers come to learn they may not make it to Red Rock. Also available in Blu-Ray DVD.

Legend

Drama R

LegendThe true story of the rise and fall of London’s most notorious gangsters, Reggie and Ron Kray, both portrayed by Tom Hardy in an amazing double performance. It is a classic crime thriller taking viewers into the secret history of the 1960s and the extraordinary events that secured the infamy of the Kray twins.

Point Break

Action PG-13

Point-BreakA young FBI agent, Johnny Utah, infiltrates a cunning team of thrill-seeking elite athletes, led by the charismatic Bodhi. The athletes are suspected of carrying out a spate of crimes in extremely unusual ways. Deep undercover, and with his life in imminent danger, Utah strives to prove they are the architects of this string of inconceivable crimes.

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SpotlightSpotlight

Drama PG-13

The riveting true story of the Pulitzer Prize-winning Boston Globe investigation that would rock the city and cause a crisis in one of the world’s oldest and most trusted institutions. When the newspaper’s tenacious ‘Spotlight’ teams of reporters delve into allegations of abuse in the Catholic Church, their year-long investigation uncovers a decades-long cover-up at the highest levels of Boston’s religious, legal, and government establishment. Also available in Blu-Ray DVD.

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2

Hunger Games Mockingjay Part 2Sci Fi PG-13

Katniss realizes the stakes are no longer just for survival; they are for the future. With the nation of Panem in a full-scale war, Katniss confronts President Snow in the final showdown. Teamed with a group of her closest friends, including Gale, Finnick, and Peeta, Katniss goes off on a mission with the unit from District 13 as they risk their lives to liberate the citizens of Panem, and stage an assassination attempt on President Snow, who has become increasingly obsessed with destroying her. Also available in Blu-Ray DVD.

Daddy’s HomeDaddy’s Home

Comedy PG-13

A mild-mannered radio executive strives to become the best stepdad to his wife’s two children. But complications ensue when their freewheeling and freeloading real father arrives, forcing him to compete for the affection of the kids. The two competing dads suddenly find themselves in a heated competition for affection. One brings home a dog; the other brings home a pony. And this war only escalates from there.

Secret in their EyesSecret in Their Eyes

Drama PG-13

A tight-knit team of rising investigators, along with their supervisor, is suddenly torn apart when they discover that one of their own teenage daughters has been brutally murdered.

My All American

My All American

Drama PG

Freddie Steinmark, an underdog on the field, faces the most difficult challenge of his life after leading his team to a championship season.

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Afternoon Book Discussion

i am malala

Tuesday, March 22, 2016 at 1:30 PM

with Lisa Jones and Brenda Cherry, Librarians

I Am Malala is the remarkable tale of a family uprooted by global terrorism, of the fight for girls’ education, of a father who, himself a school owner, championed and encouraged his daughter to write and attend school, and of brave parents who have a fierce love for their daughter in a society that prizes sons.

The program is free.

No registration is required.

Books are available at the Circulation Desk.

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HE NAMED ME MALALABook to Film Screening and Discussion

Friday, April 1, 2016 at 2:00 PM

Join us for a showing of the 2015 film HE NAMED ME MALALA

A short discussion comparing the book to the movie will follow.

-posted by Lisa J., Readers’ Services

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The Big Short

Big-ShortDrama PG-13

The financial meltdown from the perspective of a number of players: Michael Burry, a bizarre autistic-like stock-picking genius, and the first to realize that the market’s housing boom is based on a ‘house of cards’ sham; Mark Baum, self-loathing fictional character whose firm picks up insider trading information from a wrong number phone call; Jarred Vennet, a smart-aleck broker who confirms the ominous suspicion; and Charles Gellar and James Shipley, small-time players who hit it big.

BrooklynBrooklyn

Drama PG-13

An Irish immigrant lands in 1950s Brooklyn, where she quickly falls into a romance with a local. When her past catches up with her, however, she must choose between two countries and the lives that exist within.

Carol

Drama R

CarolTwo women from very different backgrounds find themselves in an unexpected love affair in 1950s New York. As conventional norms of the time challenge their undeniable attraction, an honest story emerges to reveal the resilience of the heart in the face of change. A young woman in her twenties, Therese is a clerk working in a Manhattan department store and dreaming of a more fulfilling life when she meets Carol, an alluring woman trapped in a loveless, convenient marriage.

Steve Jobs

Steve JobsDrama R

Steve Jobs takes us behind the scenes of the digital revolution to paint a portrait of the man at its epicenter. The story unfolds backstage at three iconic product launches, ending in 1998 with the unveiling of the iMac.

Trumbo

Drama R

The successful career of 1940s screenwriter Dalton TrumboTrumbo comes to a crushing end when he and other Hollywood figures are blacklisted for their political beliefs. It tells the story of his fight against the U.S. government and studio bosses in a war over words and freedom, which entangled everyone in Hollywood from Hedda Hopper and John Wayne to Kirk Douglas and Otto Preminger.

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