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HOW LONG CAN I CHECKOUT MOVIES?

Movies are checked out for one week - unlike music and books.

April list by Nanette Alderman
13 Reasons Why
13 Reasons Why. Season 1
Dylan Minnette, Katherine Langford, and Christian Navarro, 2017, not ratED

After a teenage girl's perplexing suicide, a classmate receives a series of tapes that unravel the mystery of her tragic choice.

American Folk
American Folk
Joe Purdy, Amber Rubarth, Krisha Fairchild, David Fine, Miranda Hill, and Emma Thatcher, 2017, ratED pg

Elliott and Joni first meet on a plane. Bound for New York. On the morning of September 11, 2001. When all flights are grounded, the two strangers are thrown together amidst the chaos of that day. Both desperately needing to get back to New York, together they embark on a cross-country road trip in a 1972 Chevy van.

Backstabbing for Beginners
Backstabbing for BeginnersTheo James, Ben Kingsley, Jacqueline Bisset, Rossif Sutherland, and Rachel Wilson, 2018, Rated r

Based on a true story, this gripping and timely thriller follows an idealistic UN employee as he investigates the grisly murder of his predecessor and uncovers a vast global conspiracy that may even involve his own boss.

Bomb City
Bomb CityDave Davis, Glenn Morshower, and Logan Huffman, 2018, Rated tv-ma

Winter 1997. Amarillo, Texas. Brian Deneke is known for his green mohawk and undying passion for punk music. Brian, along with many of his fellow 'punks', refuses to conform to the conservative culture that surrounds them. Their radical appearances stir social intolerance within the community, particularly with Cody Cates, a high school jock who assimilates to a pack known as 'white-hatters'.

Broken
BrokenCraig Conway, Mel Raido, and Morjana Alaoui, 2016, not Rated

The story of a young Parisian woman, Evie, who absconds to England to make a fresh start after surviving a harrowing upbringing. Evie takes a job at an agency and is quickly placed with a former rock star tetraplegic patient, John. Drunk and high, John and his friends make Evie's life a living hell and she finds herself trapped and the center of aggressive drunk attention.

Chesapeake Shores
Chesapeake Shores. Season TwoMeghan Ory, Barbara Niven, Treat Williams, Diane Ladd, and Jesse Metcalfe, 2017, not Rated

Season two of the multi-generational family dram follows Abby O'Brien, a high-powered career woman, divorcee and mother to twin daughters, as she adjusts to life back in her hometown of Chesapeake Shores. Abby now balances a budding relationship with her former high school sweetheart. Trace, working for a firm that does business with her uncompromising father Mick and raising two young daughters.

The Child in Time
The Child in TimeBenedict Cumberbatch and Kelly Macdonald, 2018, not Rated

A lyrical and heartbreaking exploration of love, loss, and the power of things unseen, based on the award-winning novel by Ian McEwan and adapted by Stephen Butchard. With tenderness and insight, the movie explores a marriage devastated, the loss of childhood, the fluidity of time, grief, hope, and acceptance.

Con Man
Con ManMark Hamill, Elisabeth Rohm, James Caan, and Justin Baldoni, 2018, not Rated

The true story of Barry Minkow, a charismatic teenager, turned business man, who became the youngest person ever to defraud Wall Street.

Film Stars Don't Die in Liverpool
Film Stars Don't Die in LiverpoolJamie Bell, Annette Bening, Julie Walters, Vanessa Redgrave, and Stephen Graham, 2017, Rated r

On September 29, 1981, Peter Turner received a phone call that would change his life. His former lover, Hollywood actress Gloria Grahame, had collapsed in a Lancaster hotel and was refusing medical attention. He took her into his chaotic and eccentric home in Liverpool to see her through her last days. Though their affair had ended years before, it was to him that she turned in her final hour of need. Takes place over the course of three weeks in Turner's working class family home.

Genius
GeniusT.R. Knight, Michael McElhatton, Johnny Flynn, Samantha Colley, Seth Gabel, and  Geoffrey Rush, 2017, not Rated

An extraordinary look into the life of Nobel Prize-winning physicist Albert Einstein. Beyond his groundbreaking theories of relativity, witness Einstein's struggles to be a good husband and father, and a man of principle during a time of global unrest. A ten-episode journey of discovery guided by Einstein's wit, wisdom and insatiable thirst for knowled.

Have a Little Faith
Have a Little FaithBradley Whitford, Martin Landau, Laurence Fishburne, and Anika Noni Rose, 2011, not Rated

Mitch Albom has a pretty great life. He lives in Detroit and is happily married, he's an award-winning sportswriter, a must-read newspaper columnist, a screenwriter, a radio and television broadcaster. Then two men come into his life, and he realizes something's missing. Rabbi Albert Lewis presides over a thriving synagogue in a comfortable New Jersey suburb, and pastor Henry Covington, a recovering drug user and dealer, preaches to the poor and homeless in a crumbling Detroit inner-city church.

Like Me
Like MeAddison Timlin, Ian Nelson, and  Larry Fessenden, 2017, not Rated

A reckless loner sets out on a crime spree that she broadcasts on social media. After releasing a video of herself robbing a convenience store, she amasses a huge following. While traveling along the coast, she encounters a drifter, an Internet troll, and a paint-huffing outsider who are all pulled into her circle of chaos, junk food, and drugs.

My Friend Dahmer
My Friend DahmerRoss Lynch, Alex Wolff, and Anne Heche, 2017, Rated r

A young Jeffrey Dahmer struggles to belong in high school.

NW
NWNikki Amuka-Bird and O.T. Fagbenle, 2016, not Rated

Twenty years after they grew up in a public housing complex in mulicultural Northwest London, Natalie and Leah hardly recognize each other. Catapulted out of urban poverty by ambition and hard work, Natalie has won the success she craves, while Leah stayed close to friends and family, cherishing her working-class life. Can the women's friendship survive a looming crisis in the complex world beteween fortune and failure, culture and class?

A Place To Call Home
A Place To Call Home. Season 5Marta Dusseldorp, Noni Hazelhurst, Brett Climo, Craig Hall, David Berry, Abby Earl, Arianwen Parkes-Lockwood, Sara Wiseman, Jenni Baird, and Frankie J. Holden, 2017, not Rated

As the sweeping Australian saga returns, four years have passed and nurse Sarah Nordmann and her son are safe and happy, despite having to live separately from wealthy patriarch George Bligh for political reasons. George's formidable mother Elizabeth has finally found love and happiness with her new husband, while her granddaughter Anna makes waves as a single socialite. But the Blighs' contentment is threatened when George's murderous wife Regina petitions for release from the insane asylum.

Sweet Virginia
Sweet Virginia
Jon Bernthal, Imogen Poots, Christopher Abbott, Jonathan Tucker, and Rosemarie Dewitt, 2017, rated r

A mysterious stranger sends shockwaves through a close-knit community in this nerve-jangling slice of raw suspense. In the wake of a triple murder that leaves the residents of a remote Alaskan outpost on edge, tightly wound drifter Elwood checks into a motel run by Sam, a former rodeo champion whose imposing physical presence conceals a troubled soul.

Thelma
Thelma
Eili Harboe, Kaya Wilkins, and Henrik Rafaelsen, 2017, not rated

A shy young student leaves her small town and religious family to study at a university in Oslo, but once on campus she experiences what appears to be a violent, unexpected seizure. ​Overwhelmed by the increasing intensity of the mystifying episodes and her powerful feelings for a beautiful classmate, she struggles to control her supernatural abilities.

The Tribes of Palos Verdes
The Tribes of Palos Verdes
Maika Monroe, Cody Fern, Jennifer Garner, and Justin Kirk, 2017, rated r

When the situation at her idyllic Palos Verdes home turns volatile, young Medina attempts to surf her way to happiness.

Valentine Ever After
Valentine Ever After
Autumn Reeser and Eric Johnson, 2015, not rated

Big city girls Julia and her best friend Sydney take a trip to a dude ranch in Wyoming for a fun weekend getaway, but after a brawl at the local bar, the girls are sentenced to stay in town and perform community service. Along the way, Julia finds love and her true calling in life.

The Young Karl Marx
The Young Karl Marx
August Diehl, Stefan Konarske, and Vicky Krieps, 2017, not rated

Twenty six year-old Karl Marx embarks with his wife, Jenny, on the road to exile. In 1844 Paris, he meets Friedrich Engels, an industrialist's son, who investigated the sordid birth of the British working-class. Engels, the dandy, provides the last piece of the puzzle to the young Karl Marx's new vision of the world. Together, between censorship and the police's repression, riots and political upheavals, they will lead the labor movement during its development into a modern era.