Week of July 24, 2017
Check out our latest DVDs! As always, we have new releases, old classics, independent films, and cult classics. Stop by the Reading Public Library to pick up your copy today, or contact the Research & Reader Services Desk to place a hold.
- All nighter
When he discovers his daughter is missing, a man teams up with his daughter’s ex-boyfriend to find her.
- Bitter harvest
Set against the explosive, war-torn backdrop of 1930s Ukraine, this action-filled epic follows a young artist as he battles famine, imprisonment, and torture to save his childhood love and free his country.
- The blackcoat’s daughter
Beautiful and haunted Joan makes a bloody and determined pilgrimage across a frozen landscape toward a prestigious all-girls prep school, where Rose and Kat find themselves stranded after their parents mysteriously fail to retrieve them for winter break. As Joan gets closer, Rose watches in horror while Kat suffers terrifying visions and becomes possessed by an unseen force.
A reunion between two former college friends sparks a no-holds-barred war of attrition in this outrageously madcap black comedy.
Beatrice, an English mother and her teenage son spend a week preparing the sale of their remote holiday house in the South of France. Fifteen-year-old Elliot struggles with his dawning sexuality and an increasing alienation from his mother.
- Divorce. The complete first season
A couple faces a number of challenges as they go through a difficult divorce.
- The Fate of the Furious
When a mysterious woman seduces Dom into the world of terrorism and betrayal of those closest to him, the crew faces trials that will test them as never before.
- Free fire
In a colorful yet gritty 1970s Boston, Justine, a mysterious American businesswoman, and her wise-cracking associate Ord, arrange a black-market weapons deal in a deserted warehouse between IRA arms buyer Chris and shifty South African gun runner Vernon. What starts as a polite if uneasy exchange soon goes south when tensions escalate and shots are fired, quickly leading to a full-on Battle Royale where it’s every man (and woman) for themselves.
- Growing up Smith
It’s the feel-good, coming-of-age story of Smith, a ten-year-old boy from India growing up in Small Town, America in 1979. As the boy’s family tries to straddle the line between embracing the American Dream and preserving their Indian heritage, Smith sneaks out for a taste of Kentucky Fried Chicken, dons a Saturday Night Fever costume, and contends with his parents as they send him to school with a yellow squash instead of a pumpkin to carve for Halloween.
- Kong : Skull Island
A reimagining of the origin of the mythic Kong in a compelling, original adventure. A diverse team of explorers is brought together to venture deep into an uncharted island in the Pacific, as beautiful as it is treacherous, unaware that they’re crossing into the domain of the mythic Kong.
- The lost city of Z
The incredible true story of British explorer Percy Fawcett, who journeys into the Amazon at the dawn of the twentieth century and discovers evidence of a previously unknown, advanced civilization that may have once inhabited the region.
- Norman : the moderate rise and tragic fall of a New York fixer
Norman Oppenheimer is a small time operator who befriends a young politician at a low point in his life. Three years later, when the politician becomes an influential world leader, Norman’s life dramatically changes for better and worse.
- Passage to Mars
It is the incredible true story of six men who embark on a treacherous, 2,000-mile journey across the forbidding sea-ice of the Northwest Passage, an alien voyage on planet Earth designed to prepare NASA astronauts for an eventual mission to Mars. But as an expedition that was supposed to take weeks stretches into a two-year odyssey, the crew must overcome seemingly insurmountable challenges and life-threatening conditions if they hope to realize their dream of someday reaching the Red Planet.
- The Promise
Empires fall, love survives. When Michael, a brilliant medical student, meets Ana, their shared Armenian heritage sparks an attraction that explodes into a romantic rivalry between Michael and Ana’s boyfriend Chris, a famous American photojournalist dedicated to exposing political truth. As the Ottoman Empire crumbles into war torn chaos, their conflicting passions must be deferred while they join forces to get their people to safety and survive themselves.
- A Quiet Passion
The story of poet Emily Dickinson, whose genius, wit, intellectual independence, and pathos only came to be recognized after her death.
An inspector hunts down Nobel Prize-winning Chilean poet, Pablo Neruda, who becomes a fugitive in his home country in the late 1940s for joining the Communist Party.
- Their Finest
Set in 1940 London, the story is an ode to how women played a major role in boosting national morale during the Blitz of London in World War II.
- The ticket
After a blind man regains his vision, he becomes obsessed with making a better life for himself, at the expense of those he loves.
- Animal kingdom. The complete first season
When his mother dies, a seventeen-year-old boy moves in with his relatives, a criminal family clan.
- The young pope
The series is about a newly elected pope, the youngest in history and first-ever American, whose audacity, independence, and arch-conservatism wreak havoc within the Vatican.
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