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HOW LONG CAN I CHECKOUT MOVIES?

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

March list by Nanette Alderman
12 Days
The Apparition French, 2018, not rated

Jacques, a journalist with a reputation as an impartial investigator, is recruited by the Vatican to determine the legitimacy of a saintly apparition in a small French village. Upon his arrival, he meets the young and sensitive Anna, who claims to have witnessed an apparition of the Virgin Mary. Confronted with opposing views from all sides, Jacques gradually uncovers the truth and finds his belief system profoundly shaken.

1945
Bad GeniusThai, 2017, not rated

Welcome to an exam-cheating business run by Lynn, a straight-A student who gets the idea for her business after helping Grace and Pat. Grace is a prominent school activist who can't get the grades she needs. Pat is a filthy-rich boy who believes money can buy anything. Lynn's business skyrockets and the money starts to flood in as scores of students offer her cold hard cash in exchange for exam answers. One day, Lynn is offered the opportunity to make millions of Baht.

La Boyita
Badhaai HoHinidi, 2018, not rated

In New Delhi lives the Kaushik family: father Jeetendra, his wife, Priyamvada, and two sons, Gular, and Nakul, who is dating his upper-class co-worker Renee. Newsbreaks that Priyamvada is pregnant, which comes like a shock to the family, and is a social embarrassment. What follows is a phase of resentment and confusion for Nakul. Torn between public embarrassment and love for his family, Nakul tries to come to terms with the idea of his parents' active sex life and the idea of family itself.

The Captain
Becoming AstridSwedish, 2018, not rated

Teenaged Astrid Lindgren, future author of Pippi Longstocking, leads a carefree life in rural Sweden. Eager to break free from her conservative upbringing, she accepts an internship at a local newspaper where she attracts the attention of its married editor. After Astrid becomes pregnant, she leaves home to give birth to a son, whom she reluctantly leaves with a foster mother. When the foster mother falls ill, Astrid uses her imagination and gift for storytelling to reconnect with her child.

Claire's Camera
BurningKorean, 2018, not rated

A searing romantic thriller about a young man whose suspicions spin out of control when the free-spirited woman he loves disappears.

Custody
Bhavesh Joshi Superherohindi, 2018, not rated

The original story of Bhavesh Joshi, an Indian superhero, who sets out to fulfill his slain friend's wish to clean and reform the country, by training himself to fight and wearing a mask.

Gauguin: Voyage to Tahiti
Confession of MurderJapanese, 2017, not rated

Lee Du-seok publishes an autobiography describing murders he committed after the statute of limitations expires. A detective and one of the victim's mothers search for the author while another killer begins a spree of murders.

Good Manners
Down By Lovefrench, 2016, not rated

Life is turned upside down for newly incarcerated Anna when she meets Jean, the warden of her detention center. As the pair quickly become immersed in a whirlwind romance, their high stakes relationship leads to grave consequences. Based on a stunning true story, this steamy prison romance explores the power of right, wrong and impossible love.

Makala
Illange: The Wolf Brigadekorean, 2019, not rated

Based on real events that occurred in 2007 dubbed the 'Heuksapa Incident', the story follows a turf war that grows between a local gang that runs Garibong-dong in Guro District, Seoul and the Heuksapa gang from Yanbian,

Marlina the Murderer in Four Acts
Jupiter's MoonHungarian, 2017, not rated

Aryan, a young Syrian refugee, is shot while trying to cross the Hungarian border. While treating his wounds, a doctor at the refugee camp discovers that Aryan has gained the extraordinary talent of levitating at will. The corrupt doctor sees an opportunity and offers to smuggle Aryan out of the camp if, in return, he helps him make some money by using his new miraculous gift.

My Best Friend
Monsieur & Madam Adelmanfrench, 2017, not rated

The decades-spanning tumultuous romance of a quintessentially French couple is chronicled in the thought-provoking funny movie. Told in flashback from the early '70s forward, this epic love-hate relationship begins as angst-ridden writer Victor meets Sarah, a brilliant doctoral student who fall head-over-heels. A complicated courtship and eventual marital discord ensue, as the egocentric Victor becomes a literary superstar and the enigmatic Sarah, lingers in the shadows.

Outrage Coda
No Date, No SignatureFarsi, 2014, not rated

Forensic pathologist Dr. Nariman's car accidentally injures a motorcyclist's eight-year-old son. He offers to take the child to a clinic, but the father refuses his help and his money. A few days later, in the hospital where he works, Dr. Nariman learns that the boy has died under suspicious circumstances. His existential dilemma: is he responsible for the death, or did the child die of another cause, as the autopsy suggests? It's a study in ethical nuance, filtered through class consciousness.

Toilet Ek Prem Katha
Of Fathers and Sonsarabic, 2017, not rated

Talal Derki returned to his Syrian homeland where he gained the trust of a radical Islamist family, sharing their daily life for over two years. His camera focuses primarily on the children, providing an extremely rare insight into what it means to grow up with a father whose only dream is to establish an Islamic caliphate. Osama and his brother Ayman both love and admire their father and obey his words, but while Osama seems content to follow the path of Jihad, Ayman wants to go back to school.

What Will People Say
The Quakenorwegian, 2018, not rated

In 1904 an earthquake shook Oslo. Its epicenter was in the Oslo Rift which runs directly through the Norwegian capital. There are recorded quakes from the rift on a daily basis and geologists cannot be sure, but arguments indicate that people can expect major future earthquakes in this area.

What Will People Say
Sicilian Ghost StoryItalian, 2017, not rated

It is the haunting, hypnotic tale of a mysterious disappearance set in a little Sicilian village on the edge of a forest. Thirteen-year-old Luna, always dreaming, has a crush on her handsome classmate Giuseppe; they begin a tentative romance. But one day Giuseppe fails to show up at school. As the days pass with no sign of him, Luna tries to raise concern with family and friends.

What Will People Say
Shopliftersjapanese, 2018, not rated

On the margins of Tokyo, a dysfunctional band of outsiders are united by fierce loyalty, a penchant for petty theft, and playful grifting. When the young son is arrested, secrets are exposed that upend their tenuous, below-the-radar existence.

What Will People Say
Unknown Soldierfinnish, 2017, not rated

Based on the classic novel by Väinö Linna, it tells the story of an infantry unit's three-year tour of duty during the Finnish Continuation War. The film follows the story of Rokka, Kariluoto, Koskela, Hietanen, and their brothers-in-arms. It shows how friendship, humor, and the will to live unite these men on their way to the battlefront and back. The war changes the lives of each of the soldiers as well as the lives of those on the home front and leaves its mark on the entire nation.