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From the Stacks

More than Movies

 The collection at the Library has much more than movies and feature films.  There are many documentaries and educational films on a variety of topics.  Some funny, some sad, some award winners and some just entertaining to watch.  But all are available to checkout or reserve.  A small sampling of the documentaries the library has to offer.

 "Exit through The Gift Shop"

An eccentric French shopkeeper-turned-documentary-maker attempts to locate and befriend Banksy, only to have the artist turn the camera back on its owner with spectacular results.


 "The Tillman Story"

Pat Tillman chose to walk away from a multimillion-dollar football contract and join the military for no other reason than he felt it was the right thing to do. Documented are the facts surrounding the way the military manipulated his tragic death in the line of duty into a propaganda tool. .

 "The Art of the Steal"

It's been called the greatest theft of art since the Second World War. This work reveals how a private collection of paintings became the envy of the Louvre, the Metropolitan Museum of Art  and other major institutions, and the prize in a battle between one man's vision and the forces of commerce and politics. Founded in 1922 by wealthy American drug developer and art collector Albert C. Barnes, the Barnes Foundation became the finest collection of paintings by Renoir, Cezanne, Matisse and Van Gogh.


In late 2007, filmmakers Ariel Schulman and Henry Joost sensed a story unfolding as they began to film the life of Ariel's brother, Nev. They had no idea that their project would lead to the most exhilarating and unsettling months of their lives. A reality thriller that is a shocking product of our times, "Catfish" is a riveting story of love, deception and grace within a labyrinth of online intrigue.


The highly anticipated film version of the phenomenally best-selling book about incentives-based thinking by renowned economists Steven Levitt and Stephen Dubner. Like the book, the film examines human behavior with provocative and sometimes hilarious case studies.


 "Just Laugh: The Movie"

Have you ever wondered why we laugh? What makes something funny? One thing everyone pretty much agrees on is that laughing is fun and makes you feel good. Scientific proof has shown that a good belly laugh increases blood circulation, reduces stress and builds the immune system. Discover how laughter lowers blood pressure, improves brain function  and helps us cope with life's aggravations and anxieties. It's a universal language everyone understands.

 "Boys: The Sherman Brothers Story"

Journey through the lives of Robert B. Sherman and Richard M. Sherman, the Academy Award-winning songwriting team that defined family musical entertainment with unforgettable songs like "Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious," from Mary Poppins; "I Wanna Be Like You," from The Jungle Book; and the most translated song ever written, "It's a Small World (After All)." Explore the deep and longstanding rift that has kept the brothers personally estranged throughout much of their professional partnership.

 "It Might Get Loud"

This documents the day three generations of electric guitar players met to share their own stories on how they developed their own unique sound and playing style. Viewers will hear fresh music from each artist and witness intimate moments as they discuss what influences how they write and play.

 "Countdown To Zero"

Watch the history of the atomic bomb from its origins to the present state of global affairs: Nine nations possessing nuclear weapons capabilities with others racing to join them, with the world held in a delicate balance that could be shattered by an act of terrorism, failed diplomacy, or a simple accident.

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