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HOW LONG CAN I CHECKOUT MOVIES?

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

July list by Nanette Alderman
After
After
Selma Blair, Hero Fiennes Tiffin, Peter Gallagher, Josephine Langford, Jennifer Beals, Meadow Williams, Dylan Arnold, and Samuel Larsen, 2019, rated pg-13

Tessa, a dedicated student, dutiful daughter, and loyal girlfriend to her high school sweetheart, enters her first semester in college. Armed with grand ambitions for her future, her guarded world opens up when she meets the dark and mysterious Hardin Scott, a magnetic, brooding rebel who makes her question all she thought she knew about herself and what she wants out of life.

After the Storm
After the Storm
Madeline Leon, Bo Yokely, and Carlisle J. Williams, 2019,  not ratED 

During a storm Lauren finds her dog in the arms of an old crush, Collin. The storm destroys her home, but she's determined to rebuild. Lauren and Collin spend time together helping the community and becoming friends, but could it turn into something more?

Body at Brighton Rock
Body at Brighton RockKarina Fontes, Casey Adams, and Emily Althaus, 2019, Rated r

An inexperienced park ranger takes a wrong turn and discovers a dead body in the remote mountain woods. Helplessly lost, and with orders to guard the potential crime scene until rescuers can arrive in the morning, she must fight the urge to run and instead stare down her darkest fears. Will she survive the brutal conditions of a night alone in the wilderness?

Criminal Minds
Criminal Minds. Season 14A. J. Cook, Matthew Gray Gubler, Daniel Henney, Joe Mantegna, Adam Rodriguez, Aisha Tyler, and Kirsten Vangsness, 2018, Rated tv-14  

In this suspenseful fourteenth season, the FBI's Behavioral Analysis Unit takes on their strangest cases and deadliest adversaries yet, including a murderous cult leader who takes Dr. Reid and Garcia hostage in the series' landmark 300th episode. From missing children and mysterious overdoses to sadistic serial killers and world-class assassins, each member of the team must get closer to the darkness than ever before.

El Chicano
El ChicanoJose Pablo Cantillo, Aimee Garcia, David Castaneda, George Lopez, Emilio Rivera, and Raul Castillo, 2019, Rated r 

When L.A.P.D. Detective Diego Hernandez is assigned a career-defining case investigating a vicious cartel, he reveals links to his brother's alleged suicide and a turf battle that's about to consume his neighborhood. Torn between playing by the book and seeking justice, he revives the masked street legend El Chicano. Now, out to take down his childhood friend turned gang boss, he sets off a bloody war to defend his city and avenge his brother's murder.

Gotham
Gotham. The Fifth and Final Season Ben McKenzie, Donal Logue, David Mazouz, Sean Pertwee, Morena Baccarin, Robin Lord Taylor, Erin Richards, Camren Bicondova, and Jessica Lucas, 2019, not Rated

The fifth and final season focuses on Bruce Wayne's ultimate transformation into the Caped Crusader, as Jim Gordon struggles to hold together a city on the edge of chaos. Following the epic events of last season, Gotham City is divided between Gordon's GCPD jurisdiction and some of the city's most notorious fan-favorite villains such as Penguin, The Riddler, and the iconic Bane.

Little Woods
Little WoodsLily James, Tessa Thompson, Luke Kirby, James Badge Dale, and Lance Reddick, 2019, Rated r

Ollie is barely getting by, an economically depressed fracking boomtown in North Dakota. She has left her days of illegally running prescription pills over the Canadian border behind, eyeing a potential new job that would finally break her out of the small town. But when her mother dies, she is reunited with her estranged sister Deb, who faces a mounting crisis: the combined effect of an unplanned pregnancy and a deadbeat ex.

The Magicians
The Magicians. Season FourJason Ralph, Stella Maeve, Hale Appleman, Arjun Gupta, Summer Bishil, Olivia Taylor Dudley, Jade Tailor, and Brittany Curran, 2019, not rated 

After embarking on the epic quest of the seven keys, the Magicians may have restored magic, but not without a great cost. With their memories erased and new magic-free identities, they're more vulnerable than ever to the ancient Monster who escaped from Castle Blackspire.

Manifest
Manifest. The Complete First SeasonJosh Dallas, Melissa Roxburgh, Athena Karkanis, J. R. Ramirez, and Luna Blaise, 2018,  not Rated

After a routine but turbulent flight, those onboard discover the world has aged five years, and soon a deeper mystery unfolds.

The Public
The PublicEmilio Estevez, Jena Malone, Taylor Schilling, Christian Slater, Alec Baldwin, Michael Kenneth Williams, Gabrielle Union, Jeffrey Wright, and Jacob Vargas, 2019, rated pg-13

An act of civil disobedience turns into a standoff with police when homeless people in Cincinnati take over the public library to seek shelter from the bitter cold.

Retablo
RetabloAmiel Cayo, Junior Bejar, and Magaly Solier, 2018,  not Rated

In the remote mountains of Peru, Segundo is being groomed to follow his father's footsteps in the traditional folk art of crafting intricate, artisan story-boxes. Segundo reveres his father, but realizes that the weight of carrying the family legacy will keep him on the mountain forever. When he stumbles across a secret his father is harboring, Segundo will come to face the reality of his religious and conservative landscape.

Signed, Sealed, Delivered: Home Again
Signed, Sealed, Delivered: Home AgainEric Mabius, Kristin Booth, and Crystal Lowe, 2017, not rated 

When The Postables discover an antique vase with a letter inside, they trace the package to three little girls who attempted to sell the vase eighteen years ago in order to save their family farm. While the vase was an heirloom from many generations ago, the origin is suspicious. With the farm again facing financial hardship, The Postables must choose between doing what's legal and what's moral.

Styx
StyxSusanne Wolff and Gedion Oduor Wekesa, 2018,  not Rated

ER doctor Rike embarks on a one-woman solo sailing trip to Ascension Island in the Atlantic. When Rike comes across a sinking ship of refugees, she is quickly torn out of her contented and idealized world and must make a momentous decision. Aptly named after the mythological river that separates the living from the dead, the movie is an astute modern-day parable of Western indifference in the face of marginalized suffering.

Sun, Sand and Romance
Sun, Sand & Romance
Tricia Helfer and Paul Campbell, 2017, not rated  

Kate is a driven publishing exec visiting a summer resort with her boyfriend, Eric. There she runs into Shep, an old high school friend and fellow camp counselor, who is now the Activities Director. Shep tries to convince her to take advantage of all the resort has to offer. She reluctantly caves when Eric is pulled away on business. As carefree Shep helps Kate rediscover her fun side, Kate helps Shep to stop hiding from life and realize his own potential. In the end, Kate must make a choice.

Teen Spirit
Teen Spirit
Elle Fanning, Agnieszka Grochowska, Archie Madekwe, Zlatko Buric, Millie Brady, Vivian Oparah, Ria Zmitrowicz, and Olive Gray, 2019, rated pg-13

Violet is a shy teenager who dreams of escaping her small town and pursuing her passion for singing. With the help of an unlikely mentor, she enters a local singing competition that will test her integrity, talent, and ambition. Driven by a pop-fueled soundtrack, it is a visceral and stylish spin on the Cinderella story.

Tell It to the Bees
Tell It to the Bees
Anna Paquin, Holliday Grainger, Gregor Selkirk, Kate Dickie, Emun Elliott, and Lauren Lyle, 2018, not rated  

A single mother Lydia, who is abandoned by her husband, meets the small village's Doctor Jean Markham who has recently returned to her hometown when Lydia's son Charlie is taken under the doctor after being bullied in school. When Lydia and Charlie are unhoused because of Lydia's earnings from her work are not adequate to pay the rent, Jean invites them to stay in her home and she and Lydia soon develop a friendship and maybe something more.

A Violent Separation
A Violent Separation
Alycia Debnam-Carey, Brenton Thwaites, Claire Holt, Ben Robson, Ted Levine, Francesca Eastwood, and Gerald McRaney, 2019, not rated  

In a quiet Midwestern town, a deputy named Norman Young is faced with an impossible decision: arrest his older brother Ray for murder or help him cover it up. Norman chooses family. As the ensuing investigation withers, neither of the brothers is prepared for the weight of their guilt or how that guilt will strain their loyalty to each other when a passionate romance blossoms between Norman and the victim's younger sister, Frances.

Waking David
Waking David
Kristy Bruce, Shane Bruce, and Mark Katz, 2016, rated pg-13

Scarlett, an American psychologist, decides to look up Amy, her half sister, and find out about her father who died years earlier. She is surprised to encounter a family that won't communicate with her or each other about the past. Scarlett delves further into the truth, but when the truth is finally revealed, it shatters the stability of the family.