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

May list by Nanette Alderman
All I Wish
All I WishSharon Stone, Tony Goldwyn, Famke Janssen, and  Ellen Burstyn, 2017, rated r

An aspiring fashion designer struggles to find success and love. The story cuts into her life once a year, always on the same date, her birthday.

Are We Not Cats
Are We Not Cats
Michael Patrick Nicholson, Chelsea Lopez, Michael Godere, Dean Holtermann, and Adeline Thery, 2016, not rated

The strange but tender story of a man who, after losing his job, his girlfriend, and his apartment in a single day, attempts to restart his life, but is sidetracked when he meets a woman who shares his unorthodox habit, a proclivity for eating hair.

Atlanta
Atlanta. The Complete First SeasonDonald Glover, Brian Tyree Henry, Lakeith Stanfield, and Zazie Beetz, 2016, not rated

Two cousins work through the Atlanta music scene in order to better their lives and the lives of their families.

Darrow and Darrow
Darrow & DarrowKimberly Williams-Paisley, Wendy Malick, and Tom Cavanagh, 2017, not rated

Claire Darrow, a lawyer, fights for what's right, regardless of whether it makes her a dime. Naomi, Claire's estranged mother and a lawyer as well, would rather make a profit. They clash on nearly everything, even on the best way to raise Claire's daughter. When a close friend is convicted of stealing from an expensive jewelry store, it's up to Claire to bring justice.

Dear White People
Dear White People. Season OneLogan Browning, Brandon P. Bell, and DeRon Horton, 2017, not rated

Based on the acclaimed movie, this is an episodic series that tells the story of a group of black students navigating the daily slights and slippery politics of life at an Ivy League college that's not nearly as post-racial as it thinks.

Detectorists
Detectorists. Series 3Gerard Horan, Mackenzie Crook, Pearce Quigley, and Toby Jones, 2017,
not rated

The two oddball friends continue to scour the English countryside with their metal detectors for treasure in this BAFTA Award-winning comedy.

Don't Talk to Irene
Don't Talk to IreneMichelle McLeod, Bruce Gray, Anastasia Phillips, Scott Thompson, and Deborah Grover, 2017, rated tv-14

Irene must endure two weeks of community service at a retirement home. Following her passion for cheerleading, she secretly signs up the senior residents to audition for a dance-themed reality show to prove that people don't need to be physically perfect to be perfectly awesome.

I'm Dying Up Here
I'm Dying Up Here. Season OneMelissa Leo, Clark Duke, Ari Graynor, Erik Griffin, Jake Lacy, RJ Cyler, Michael Angarano, Al Madrigal, and Andrew Santino, 2017, not rated

Explores the struggles of 'making it big' in the 1970's L.A. comedy scene. Every night, a group of young, up-and-coming comedians waits their turn to perform at Goldie's, the hottest stand-up club in Hollywood. But first they'll have to win over club owner Goldie, who rules the Sunset Strip with an iron fist. For them, stand-up is a drug and they're willing to sacrifice everything to get their fix.

Mum
Mum. Season OneLesley Manville, Peter Mullan, Lisa McGrillis, Sam Swainsbury, and Dorothy Atkinson, 2016, not rated

Happily married one day and widowed the next, Cathy Walker feels her way through her first year as a suddenly single woman. Some days it would be easier to rebuild her life without well-intentioned advice and often hilarious help from her son, her brother, and their girlfriends. Thank heaven for Cathy's lifelong friend Michael, who keeps a loving eye on her.

Please Stand By
Please Stand ByDakota Fanning, Toni Collette, and Alice Eve, 2017, rated pg-13

A young woman escapes from her group home, hoping to get her Star Trek script produced in Hollywood. With her sister and psychiatrist at her heels, she must conquer a new world full of challenges.

Tragedy Girls
Tragedy GirlsCraig Robinson, Cameron Van Hoy, Armen Aghaeian, Tara Ansley, Kerry Rhodes, Anthony Holt, and Edward Mokhatarian, 2017, rated r

Best friends Sadie and McKayla are on a mission to boost their social media fandom as amateur crime reporters hot on the trail of a deranged local serial killer. After they manage to capture the killer and secretly hold him hostage, they realize the best way to up get scoops on future victims would be to, you know, murder people themselves.