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

November list by Nanette Alderman
Big Sonia
Big Soniapassion river films, 2016, not rated

In the last store in a defunct shopping mall, 91-year-old Sonia Warshawski, great-grandmother, businesswoman, and Holocaust survivor, runs the tailor shop she's owned for more than 30 years. But when she's served an eviction notice, the specter of retirement prompts Sonia to resist her harrowing past as a refugee and witness to genocide. A poignant story of generational trauma and healing, the film also also offers a laugh-out-loud-funny portrait of the power of love to triumph over bigotry.

Billy Graham
Billy Graham: An Extraordinary Journeyvirgil films, 2018, not rated

Walk in the shoes of an unlikely messenger who touched the world. Rare historical footage and compelling interviews with family members, lifelong friends, former presidents, and prominent broadcasters tell the remarkable story of Billy Graham.

Breaking Big
Breaking Big pbs home video, 2018, rated tv-pg

Why have some of the world's most influential people been able to make it big? Explore how some of today's artists, innovators, athletes and political leaders made their careers. Featuring Trevor Noah, Eddie Huang, Danai Gurira, Jason Aldean, Ruth Zukerman, Christian Siriano, Roxane Gay, Michael Strahan, Senator Kristen Gillibrand, Lee Daniels, Gretchen Carlson, and Mayor Carmen Yulín Cruz.

The Circus
The CircusPBS Home Video, 2018, not rated

A four-hour mini-series that tells the story of one of the most popular and influential forms of entertainment in American history. Drawing upon a vast and rich visual archive, the film follows the rise and fall of the gigantic, traveling tented railroad circus, recounting the era when Circus Day could shut down a town, and circus stars were among the most famous people in the country.

Connectprovident films, 2018, not rated

In a social media-centered world, the smart phone has become a cultural rite of passage for kids. But is that rite all wrong? How can this generation of parents blaze a new trail to equip their kids to thrive in an ever-changing digital environment while steering clear of the dangers that lurk nearby? With six kids, Kirk Cameron fully understands this dilemma.

Death of a Nation
Death of a Nationuniversal, 2018, rated pg-13

Not since 1860 have the Democrats so fanatically refused to accept a free election. That year, their target was Lincoln. Now, their target is President Trump and his supporters. Through historical recreations and a searching examination of fascism and white supremacy, this documentary exposes hidden history and explosive truths.

Gilad: Xcelerate
Gilad: Xcelerate 4. Burn It Offbayview entertainment, 2018, not rated

Low impact moves raise the heart rate to the ideal fat burning zone. Volume one in the series.

Harry Potter: A History of Magic
Harry Potter: A History of Magicbritish broadcating corporation, 2017, rated tv-pg

In celebration of the twentieth anniversary of the first Harry Potter book, this documentary visits the real-life magical history behind J.K. Rowling's beloved classics. With footage from the British Library's exhibition and exclusive access to a priceless collection of artefacts, take a tour around the mesmerizing journey creating this global phenomenon. Includes interviews with J.K. Rowling herself as she examines the most exciting items on display.

Meth Storm
Meth Stormhbo documentary films, 2017, rated tv-ma

In Arkansas, 90% of methamphetamines are smuggled over the border from Mexico as a strain of stronger and cheaper crystal meth called ICE. Meth Storm tells the story of rural, economically disadvantaged users and dealers whose addiction to ICE and lack of job opportunities have landed them on endless cycle of poverty and incarceration - and of the police and DEA agents struggling to stop cartels from flooding the U.S. with this super-potent form of meth.

Native America
Native Americapbs home video, 2018, not rated

Explores the world created by America's first peoples. The series reaches back 15,000 years to reveal massive cities aligned to the stars, unique systems of science and spirituality, and 100 million people connected by social networks spanning two continents.

No Passport Required
No Passport Requiredpbs home video, 2018, not rated

Follow chef Marcus Samuelsson as he immerses himself in diverse immigrant communities and cuisines in cities across the US. In each hour, Marcus will travel to a different city and dive into a new food culture. He'll discover the important immigrant histories - and delicious culinary traditions - that shape the way America eats today.

Our Man in Tehran
Our Man in Tehranpbs home video, 2018, not rated

Thomas Erdbrink's rare and fascinating account in a four-hour journey into the private world of Iran, revealing the people and the country in a way never before seen on U.S. TV. The series offers surprising encounters inside the closed society of Iran, as Erdbrink gets Iranians to reveal the intricacies of their private worlds and the challenges of living under theocratic leaders.

The Rape of Recy Taylor
The Rape of Recy Taylorpassion river films, 2017, not rated

Recy Taylor, a 24-year-old black mother and sharecropper, was gang raped by six white boys in 1944 Alabama. Common in Jim Crow South, few women spoke up in fear for their lives. Not Recy Taylor, who bravely identified her rapists. The NAACP sent its chief rape investigator Rosa Parks, who rallied support and triggered an unprecedented outcry for justice.

Resistance at Tule Lake
Resistance at Tule Lakefirst run features, 2018, not rated

The long-suppressed story of 12,000 Japanese Americans who dared to resist the US government's program of mass incarceration during World War II.

Scotty and the Secret History of Hollywood
Scotty and the Secret History of Hollywoodgreenwich, 2017, not rated

The scandalous story of Scotty Bowers, a handsome ex-Marine who landed in Hollywood after World War II and became confidante, aide-de-camp, and lover to many of Hollywood's greatest male, and female, stars. An unsung Hollywood legend, Bowers would cater to the sexual appetites of celebrities, straight and gay, for decades. While the studio PR machines were promoting their stars as wholesome and monogamous, Bowers was fulfilling the true desires of many of them.

TVTV: Video Revolutionariesfirst run features, 2018, not rated

A new documentary about a band of merry video makers who, from 1972 to 1977, took the then brand-new portable video camera and went out to document the world. In those days, there were only three TV networks, using giant studio cameras, and no one had ever seen a portable camera stuck in their face. The film is like opening a treasure chest into the 1970s, filled with cultural and political events hosted by now-famous characters who were then just beginning their climb to iconic.

What We Started
What We Startedgiant interactive, 2017, not rated

Featuring a powerful cast of electronic dance music superstars, including Carl Cox and Martin Garrix, this critically acclaimed documentary explores the past, present and future of electronic dance music.

William and the Windmill
William and the Windmillpassion river films, 2013, not rated

With only a library book as his guide, fourteen-year-old William Kamkwamba builds a windmill in his Malawian village that changes his life forever. Using junk parts and an inexhaustible imagination, he harnesses enough energy to power a generator that saves his family from famine and resuscitates his dying farming community.