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Wednesday, October 28, 2009

DVDs from the Library collection ....

Iron Jawed Angels
The dramatized story of Alice Paul and Lucy Burns, leaders of the suffragist women who fought for the passage of the 19th Amendment.

Love, Ludlow
Based on the play, "Finger Painting in a Murphy Bed" by David L. Paterson.
When Myra agrees to date the charming but vulnerable Reggie, her eccentric brother Ludlow sets out to destroy the budding relationship, forcing Myra to finally take charge of her own life.

Two Family House
A man who loves to dream decides he has a dull life and blames his wife and his friends. To change, he will have to risk it all.

Woodstock: 3 Days of Peace and Music
Archived footage of every performance filmed at this history-making event in the summer of 1969.

Friday, October 23, 2009

A Gem from the Library Collection

Cherry Blossoms
Rudi's a stick-in-the-mud German civil servant whose life is suddenly turned upside down by the sudden death of his wife, Trudi, whom he realizes all too late he never quite knew. Rudi worked hard to avoid any variance in his day, while Trudi, a not-so-closeted Japanophile who takes dance classes alone and pines for travel and adventure. Receiving a terminal diagnosis, Trudi talks Rudi into visiting their children but going to Tokyo, even to see their doted-on son Karl, is just too much for Rudi. When Trudi dies, Rudi is left knowing that he kept her from the one adventure she truly wanted. German, English, Japanese. Starring Elmar Wepper and Hannelore Elsner.
Films in the Theaters Now ....

Coco Before Chanel with Andrea Tautou, Benoit Poelvoorde and AlessandroNivola. In French with English subtitles, this film explores the early life of Gabrielle "Coco" Chanel, from her father's abondonmnet, life as headstrong orphan, her cabaret years to the beginnings of her career. Her extraordinary journey and exceptional vision made her the legendary couturier who embodied the modern woman and became a timeless symbol of success.

Bright Star
A beautifully filmed drama based on the three-year romance between 19th century poet John Keats and Fanny Brawne. Set in London 1818, the film explores a secret love affair between the English poet and the girl next door who is an out-spoken student of high fashion. They are an unlikely pair: he thinking her a stylish minx, she unimpressed by his poetry. A Screen Australia/BBC Film starring Ben Whisham and Abbie Cornish.