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

February list by Nanette Alderman
After Parkland
After Parklandkino lorber, 2019, not rated

In the days immediately following the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School that killed seventeen people, filmmakers Emily Taguchi and Jake Lefferman began filming with students and families whose lives were forever altered.

Afterwardpassion river films, 2020, not rated  

Delves into the secret wounds carried by victims as well as victimizers as the Jerusalem-born filmmaker seeks to make sense of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and the wave of anti-Semitism sweeping the globe.

Aliens in LA
Aliens in LAworld wide multi media, 2020, not rated

Los Angeles has had the most alien and U.F.O. sightings in the entire world since the 1950s. This unique documentary takes an unparalleled look at several of those encounters over the years with shocking, previously unseen eyewitness interviews, evidence, and re-enactments.

bullfrog films, 2016, not rated

A panel of international scientists is deciding whether to declare a new Beyond Fossil Fuels geological epoch, the Anthropocene. Coined by Nobel laureate Paul Crutzen, the Anthropocene marks the age where our planet is shaped more by humankind than nature. In this film, scientists tell the story of the Anthropocene and argue whether it is a tragedy, a comedy, or something more surreal.

Black History Activators
Black History Activatorsdreamscape media, 2019, not rated

An important and timely collection features educational, in-depth introductions to some of the most notable and integral individuals and events that make up black history.

Bluebird cleopatra entertainment, 2019, not rated

Discover the origins of megastars like Garth Brooks and Taylor Swift while following emerging singer-songwriters as they chase their dreams inside the Bluebird Cafe, Nashville's accidental landmark that has altered the course of music history. Its 35-year history is revealed through never-before-told stories from those that have worked, played, been discovered at, and helped preserve this unassuming strip-mall haunt that is the bedrock of American songwriting.

The Cat Rescuers
The Cat Rescuers1091, 2019, not rated

A dedicated group of people in Brooklyn devote their days and nights to rescuing abandoned or otherwise homeless kittens and cats. Of course, the animals are adorable, but the people are equally inspiring. Their love and commitment to actually making a difference to the lives of these animals and to affecting social change concerning the environment, local laws, and public policy is remarkable.

Dead Sea Scroll Detectives
Dead Sea Scroll Detectivespbs home video, 2019, rated tv-pg

They are one of the greatest archeological finds of all time. First discovered in a cave by a Bedouin shepherd boy in 1947, these fragile parchment relics were written around the time of Christ two millennia ago and included the oldest known versions of the Hebrew Bible. They not only reveal that early Judaism was far richer and more varied than previously thought but also hold vital clues to the birth of Christianity.

The Devil We Know
The Devil We Knowatlas films 2018, not rated

Unraveling one of the biggest environmental scandals, citizens in West Virginia take on a powerful corporation after they discover it has knowingly been dumping a toxic chemical, now found in 99.7% of Americans, into the drinking water supply.

The Divine Plan
The Divine Plandreamscape media, 2020, not rated

When assassination attempts were made on both Pope John Paull II and President Ronald Reagan, the two influential leaders came together to defeat communism.

The Inventor
The Inventorhbo films, 2019, rated tv-14

A riveting insider look investigates the rise and fall of Theranos, the one-time multibillion-dollar healthcare company founded by Elizabeth Holmes. In 2004, Holmes dropped out of Stanford University to start a company that was going to revolutionize healthcare, and in 2014, Theranos was valued at nine billion dollars, making Holmes, the youngest self-made female billionaire in the world. Two years later, her company was cited as 'massive fraud' by the SEC, and its value was less than zero.

McCarthypbs home video, 2020, not rated

Chronicles the rise and fall of Joseph McCarthy, the Wisconsin senator who would test the limits of American decency and democracy.

The Price of Everything
The Price of Everythingkino lorber, 2018, not rated

Exploring the labyrinth of the contemporary art world, this documentary examines the role of art and artistic passion in today's money-driven, consumer-based society. Featuring collectors, dealers, auctioneers, and a rich range of artists, the film exposes deep contradictions as it holds a mirror up to contemporary values, coaxing out the dynamics at play in pricing the priceless.

Rise of the Mammals
Rise of the Mammalspbs home video, 2019, rated tv-pg

A major discovery shows how life came back after an asteroid wiped out the dinosaurs. With exclusive access to a fossil trove from the key first million years after impact, the film charts the rise of a new living world from the ashes.

Sea of Shadows
Sea of Shadowsnational geographic, 2019, rated pg-13

In Mexico's Sea of Cortez, a group of dedicated scientists, high-tech activists, investigative journalists and courageous undercover agents attempt to rescue the most endangered and elusive whale on Earth while battling the vicious Mexican drug cartels and Chinese traffickers whose destructive poaching methods are threatening the regions marine life.

Straight/Curve: Redefining Body Imagepassion river films, 2018, not rated

Examines the industries and obstacles responsible for the current body image crisis and showcases the dynamic leaders fighting for more diversity of size, race, and age.

True Justice
True Justicewarner bros., 2019, rated tv-ma

For more than three decades, Bryan Stevenson, Alabama public interest attorney, founder, and executive director of the Equal Justice Initiative, has advocated on behalf of the poor, the incarcerated and the condemned, seeking to eradicate racial discrimination in the criminal justice system. An intimate portrait of this remarkable man, this film follows his struggle to create greater fairness in the system and shows how racial injustice emerged, evolved, and continues to threaten the country.

The Violence Paradox
The Violence Paradoxpbs home video, 2019, rated tv-14

Violence is all over the news. But some say this is the most peaceful time in history. Journey through time and the human mind to investigate whether violence has declined and witness how people are working to stop violence today.

Where's My Roy Cohn?
Where's My Roy Cohn?columbia pictures, 2019, rated pg-13

Roy Cohn was a ruthless and unscrupulous lawyer and political power broker whose 28-year career ranged from acting as chief counsel to Senator Joseph McCarthy's Communist-hunting subcommittee to molding the career of a young Queens real estate developer named Donald Trump.

Will Faith Do Us Part?
Will Faith Do Us Part?vision video, 2020, not rated

Revealing the intimate stories of three Christian couples who are dealing with the challenges of being united with a spouse who is no less devoted to Jesus, yet has different beliefs and faith practices from their own.