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Musicals & Westerns


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

April list by Nanette Alderman
Basmati Blues
Basmati Blues
Brie Larson, Utkarsh Ambudkar, Scott Bakula, Donald Sutherland, and Tyne Daly, 2017, not rated

A musical comedy that follows Linda Watt, a sheltered but brilliant young scientist who is plucked out of her company's lab and sent to India by her CEO to sell 'Rice 9,' a genetically modified rice she's created, unaware that the rice will destroy the Indian farmers she thinks she's helping.

FreedomCuba Gooding, Jr., Sharon Leal, and David Rasche, 2014, not rated

Two men separated by 100 years are united in their search for freedom. In 1856 a slave Samuel Woodward and his family, escape from the Monroe Plantation. The Underground Railroad guide the family on their journey north to Canada. 100 years earlier in 1748 the Captain of a slave trader sails from Africa with a cargo of slaves bound for America. On board is Samuel's great grandfather whose survival is tied to the fate of the Captain. The Captain creates a legacy that will inspire generations. 

ThirstyScott Townsend, Deirdre Lovejoy, Cole Canzano, Jonny Beauchamp, and Christopher Rivera, 2016, not rated

From a tender age, Scott Townsend's life is ruled by his slippery gender. Growing up a girly-boy in the projects of Cambridge, MA, under the care of Doris, his dysfunctional single mom, Scott is prey to bullying and assault. Already a talented singer and performer, Scott grows up to be revered drag queen Thirsty Burlington and delights club-goers in Provincetown, MA with his spot-on impersonation of Cher. But even in this gay mecca, being Thirsty comes at a price.

Gone Are the Days
Gone Are the DaysLance Henriksen, Tom Berenger, Meg Steedle, and Danny Trejo, 2018, rated r

With his days winding down, an aging gunman sets out on an epic quest to perform one last good deed, hoping to save his soul.

Hallelujah Trail
Hallelujah TrailBurt Lancaster, Lee Remick, Brian Keith, Martin Landau, and Jim Hutton, 1965, not rated

On its way to Denver, a cargo of whiskey destined for the miners, is sought after by the Temperance League, the U.S. Cavalry, the local Indians and the miners themselvess.

Singing Guns
Singing GunsVaughn Monroe, Walter Brennan, Ward Bond, Ella Raines, Jeff Corey, Barry Kelley, and Harry Shannon, 1950, not rated

Rhiannon is a notorious stagecoach robber who shoots the new sheriff, but decides to take him to the doctor. With the help of the kind doctor, Rhiannon cleans himself up and is presented to the sheriff as the man who saved his life. Rhiannon, who's fond of singing a tune now and then, is deputized by the sheriff and falls in love with a lovely saloon gal.

Trigger, Jr.
Trigger, Jr.Roy Rogers, Dale Evans, Gordon Jones, Grant Withers, and Pat Brady, 1950, not rated

Roy Rogers and his Fabulous Western Show ride smackdab into a treacherous dispute between a group of ranchers and an evil Range Patrol. When Trigger is blinded by a killer stallion controlled by the Patrol, Roy is forced to rely on an unlikely duo, a ten-year-old boy terrified of horses and the frisky Trigger, Jr.