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April 10, 2014
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12 YEARS A SLAVE - Based on the amazing true story of Solomon Northup an accomplished, free citizen of New York, who is kidnapped and sold into slavery. (134min.) R PN1997.2 .T945

ALAMAR - Before their inevitable farewell, a young man of Mayan roots and Natan, his half Italian son, embark on an epic journey into the open sea. (73min.) G PN1997.2 .A337 (Spanish Collection)

AMERICAN TONGUES - Originally released in 1986, this classic documentary portrays the regional, social, and ethnic differences in American speech, and the attitudes that people have about these differences. (56min) NR Available on DVD (PE2841 A53) and in Streaming Video Format

BLUE JASMINE - The latest film from director Woody Allen tells the story of down and out New York socialite, Jasmine, and her attempt to put her life back together after a recent divorce. (98min.) PG-13 PN1997.2 .B58

THE BUTLER—Inspired by a true story about Cecil Gaines, a White House butler who served eight Presidential administrations during the turbulent politics and civil rights battles of twentieth century America. (132min) PG-13 PN1997.2 .B88 

DALLAS BUYERS CLUB - Texas cowboy Ron Woodroof's free-wheeling life was overturned in 1985 when he was diagnosed as HIV-positive. Shunned and ostracized by many old friends and bereft of government-approved medicines, he decided to take matters in his own hands. (117min.) R PN1997.2 .D355 

DEAR MR. WATTERSON - A documentary film about the lasting impact of the newspaper comic strip Calvin & Hobbes, created by Bill Watterson.
(104min) NR PN6728.C34  

EXAMINED LIFE - takes philosophy into the hustle and bustle of the everyday. The "rock star" philosophers of our time take "walks" through places that hold special resonance for them and their ideas. (88min) NR BD431 L54  

A FIERCE GREEN FIRE - Spanning 50 years of grassroots and global activism, this Sundance documentary brings to light the vital stories of the environmental movement where people fought, and succeeded, against enormous odds. (101min.) NR GE197 .F54 

GOOD BYE LENIN! - In 1990, to protect his fragile mother from a fatal shock after a long coma, a young man must keep her from learning that her beloved nation of East Germany as she knew it has disappeared. (116min) R PN1997 .G65865 

HAWKING -
 A new documentary from PBS that provides exclusive access to Hawking's life story, told largely in his own words. (90min.) NR QA29 .H39 H39

HELVETICA – documentary about typography, graphic design and global visual culture. It looks at the proliferation of one typeface as part of a larger conversation about the way type affects out lives. (175min) NR Available on DVD (Z246 .H454) and in Streaming Video Format

LEAGUE OF DENIAL: THE NFL'S CONCUSSION CRISIS - Examines the realities of brain injuries sustained on the field by football players and the National Football League's attempts to cover the issue up. (116min.) NR RC1220 .F6 L435

LEVIATHAN - One of the most highly anticipated films of 2013; the film is a thrilling, immersive documentary that takes viewers deep inside the dangerous world of commercial fishing. (84min.) NR SH331 .L48 

REEL INJUN - Travelling through the heartland of America, Cree filmmaker Neil Diamond examines how the myth of the movie "Injun" has influenced the world's understanding and misunderstanding of Natives. (88min) NR PN1995.9 .I48

SOUNDTRACK FOR A REVOLUTION - The story of the American civil rights movement through its music, the freedom songs protesters sang on picket lines, in mass meetings, and more, as they fought for justice and equality. (82min) NR E185.61 .S68 

WADJDA - Film about an enterprising Saudi girl who signs on for her school's Koran recitation competition as a way to raise the remaining funds she needs to buy the green bicycle that has captured her interest. (97min) PG PN1997.2 .W335 

WINNIE MANDELA - A drama that chronicles the life of Winnie Mandela from her childhood through her marriage and her husband's incarceration. (107min) R PN1997.2 .W555
THE POISONER'S HANDBOOK—PBS documentary that examines 20th century criminal forensics.
(120min) NR HV6555.U52 P65