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The king's speech ( Visual )
6 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 2,122 libraries worldwide
"The King's Speech" presents a sideways glance at a crucial period in 20th-century history--as the monumentally awkward Prince Albert, or Bertie, becomes King George VI unexpectedly in 1936 when his older brother Edward VIII abdicates to marry American divorcée Wallis Simpson. In imperial Britain between the wars, that was problem enough, but Bertie suffered from a chronic stammer that made his public appearances painful for everyone. In an age of radio, the monarch has become a symbol, which means that the King speaks to his people--regularly. Bertie and his wife, the high-spirited Princess Elizabeth find their way to an Australian-born speech therapist and amateur actor named Lionel Logue. Logue isn't a doctor, has no academic credentials, and is viewed by proper authorities as a charlatan. Oddly enough, each of these men is a desperate misfit badly in need of a new friend and a bit more self-esteem. A real friend, it seems, was exactly the medicine the future king required.
The visitor ( Visual )
4 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 1,690 libraries worldwide
Walter Vale is a widower who teaches economics at a Connecticut university. He lives alone and is no longer motivated by his work. In New York to present a paper at a conference, he goes to the apartment that he has not visited in some time, but has kept since his wife was alive, only to discover a young couple living there. Despite their great cultural differences, Walter befriends Tarek, a Syrian citizen and drummer, and gradually builds a friendship with Esi, his girlfriend from Senegal. One day, when returning from Central Park with Walter, Tarek is arrested for jumping a stuck subway turnstile, despite the fact that he had paid. The police discover he does not have legal papers and transfer him to an immigrant detention center in Queens. Feeling responsible for and connected to Tarek, Walter decides to stay in New York to help and support him. Not hearing from her son, Tarek's mother arrives from Michigan to find out why, and she and Walter support one another while they attempt to free Tarek.
Last chance Harvey ( Visual )
7 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 1,559 libraries worldwide
Harvey, a divorced, down-on-his-luck music jingle composer, and Kate, a lonely British airline employee, are brought together by chance. Harvey comes to London for his daughter's wedding, planning only to attend the wedding ceremony. However, he ends up being let go from his job before going back to America and decides to stay for the reception, asking Kate to accompany him. Thus begins a growing connection between these two guarded strangers.
Capitalism a love story ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 1,461 libraries worldwide
Michael Moore examines the impact of corporate dominance on the everyday lives of Americans (and by default, the rest of the world). The film moves from Middle America, to the halls of power in Washington, to the global financial epicenter in Manhattan. With both humor and outrage, the film explores the question: What is the price that America pays for its love of capitalism? Families pay the price with their jobs, their homes, and their savings. Looking for an explanation, Moore talks with ordinary people whose lives have been turned upside down and tries to get answers Washington, DC. What he finds are the all-too-familiar symptoms of a love affair gone astray: lies, abuse, betrayal, and 14,000 jobs being lost every day. Moore also presents a vision of a more hopeful future.
The men who stare at goats ( Visual )
7 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 1,328 libraries worldwide
Reporter Bob Wilton is trying to lose himself in the romance of war after his marriage fails. He gets more than he bargains for when he meets a special forces agent who reveals the existence of a secret, military unit whose goal is to end war as we know it. With unparalleled psychic powers, they can read the enemy's thoughts, pass through solid walls, and even kill a goat by simply staring at it. Now, the founder of the unit has gone missing and the trail leads to another psychic soldier who has distorted the mission to serve his own ends.
Sunshine Cleaning ( Visual )
3 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 1,224 libraries worldwide
Rose Lorkowski is a single mother attempting to support her son Oscar and her unreliable sister Norah. She works a mundane job as a maid. Once the head cheerleader in school with plenty of prospects, Rose now has little to show for her life. She still sees the former head football player, but it is little more than a despondent affair. When Oscar is expelled from public school, Rose takes a job as a bio-hazard crime-scene cleaner to help pay for a private education. She brings Norah on to help in her steadily growing business. As the sisters work to clean up the messes left behind by the chaotic lives of others, they must learn to reconcile their own differences and overcome a troubled past if they hope to prosper in their newfound venture.
Mad money ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 1,146 libraries worldwide
Bridget is a stay-at-home wife whose life as she knows it ends when her husband loses his cushy, high-paying job. Her college degree in literature does not help her find a substantial job, so she accepts a janitorial position at the Federal Reserve. There, she meets Nina and Jackie, who could use some spare scratch as well. Suddenly, it dawns on Bridget that the bank has plenty of what they need - money. The plan is to take the old bills that are headed for the shredder and recycle them back into the economy by spending it.
Law abiding citizen ( Visual )
6 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 1,081 libraries worldwide
Clyde Shelton is a brilliant planner and inventor. One night two robbers invade his Philadelphia home and brutally kill his wife and daughter, almost killing him. When the killers are caught, Assistant DA Nick Rice is assigned the case. Nick makes a deal with one of the killers to testify against his partner for a 10 year plea bargain prison sentence. Clyde doesn't want Nick to make the deal, but Nick says the deal is done. The other killer gets the death penalty. After 10 years, the other killer is released from prison, and he soon ends up dead. Clyde is arrested and vaguely admits to Nick that he did it. Clyde is put in jail, and he warns Nick that he must fix the broken justice system that failed him and his family or else anyone connected to his case will soon die. Even from jail, Clyde's threats become a reality, and Nick must stop Clyde before his family is next.
Blue valentine ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 1,038 libraries worldwide
An honest, moving and uninhibited love story. The uncompromising portrait of Dean and Cindy, a young married couple who have grown apart, taking one night away from their daughter to try to save their relationship. Highlighted by provocative scenes alternately intimate and intense, the film captured audiences and critics alike.
Solitary man ( Visual )
3 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 1,021 libraries worldwide
Ben Kalmen, a fifty-something New Yorker, discovers that he is not the man he wanted to be. Through many business and romantic indiscretions he has lost his once successful car dealership. Now he must make the decision to face the challenges of his not so youthful life.
Traitor ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 1,014 libraries worldwide
When FBI agent Roy Clayton heads up the investigation into a dangerous international conspiracy, all clues seem to point back to former U.S. Special Operations officer, Samir Horn. A mysterious figure with a web of connections to terrorist organizations, Horn has a knack for emerging on the scene just as a major operation goes down. The inter-agency task force looking into the case meets with Carter, a veteran CIA contractor who seemingly has his own agenda and fellow FBI agent, Max Archer. The task force links Horn to a prison break in Yemen, a bombing in Nice and a raid in London, but a tangle of contradictory evidence emerges, forcing Clayton to question whether his quarry is a former military operative or something much more complicated.
City Island ( Visual )
4 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 955 libraries worldwide
Vince Rizzo is a lifelong resident of the tiny, tradition-steeped Bronx enclave of City Island. A family man who makes his living as a corrections officer, Vince longs to become an actor. Vince would rather let his wife believe his weekly poker games are a cover for an affair than admit he is secretly taking acting classes in Manhattan. When Vince is asked to reveal his biggest secret in class, he inadvertently sets off a chaotic chain of events that turns his mundane suburban life upside down.
Brooklyn's finest ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 947 libraries worldwide
After having endured extremely different career paths, the lives of three disheartened Brooklyn police officers will collide with destiny when they all wind up at the same fatal crime scene.
The company men ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 925 libraries worldwide
Bobby Walker is living the proverbial American dream: great job, beautiful family, shiny Porsche in the garage. When corporate downsizing leaves him and co-workers Phil Woodward and Gene McClary jobless, the three men are forced to re-define their lives as men, husbands, and fathers. Bobby soon finds himself enduring enthusiastic life coaching, a job building houses for his brother-in-law that does not play to his executive skill set, and perhaps there is more to life.
Righteous kill ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 902 libraries worldwide
Turk and Rooster are two aging NYPD detectives who have been partners for 30 years. They are faced with a serial killer who is murdering other sociopathic criminals. They both have personal issues. They start working with Perez and Riley, a younger team. Tensions between the pairs of partners is inevitable, especially since Turk is now living with Perez's ex-girlfriend. She also happens to be a homicide detective. But before Turk and Rooster can retire, they are called in to investigate the murder of a notorious pimp, which has ties to a case they solved years before.
Fitzcarraldo ( Visual )
13 editions published between 1982 and 2005 in German and English and held by 897 libraries worldwide
Story of a man obsessed with a dream to build his own personal opera house in a remote Peruvian town.
Nothing like the holidays ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 858 libraries worldwide
For the first time in years the entire Rodriguez clan comes home to Chicago to celebrate Christmas where traditions will be celebrated. During the course of this eventful week they will celebrate one member's safe return from Iraq, secrets will be revealed, old resentments forgotten, each family member will learn something about themselves and each other, and the healing power of laughter will work its magic.
Heathers ( Visual )
12 editions published between 1994 and 2008 in English and held by 857 libraries worldwide
A high school student begins systematically to murder his fellow students.
Thomas the tank engine & friends. Best of Thomas ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 802 libraries worldwide
Life on the island of Sodor is always full of adventure for Thomas & his friends. Many times, these journeys lead to chilling and thrilling situations. Watch what happens in these 8 adventures.
Thomas & his friends help out ( Visual )
7 editions published between 1991 and 2002 in English and held by 789 libraries worldwide
This special collection of stories highlights friendship is stronger than fear.
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