Movies https://www.denverlibrary.org/ en Olympic Reads - 2020 Tokyo Edition https://www.denverlibrary.org/blog/books-movies/sgrijalva/olympic-reads-2020-tokyo-edition <span>Olympic Reads - 2020 Tokyo Edition</span> <div class="field field--name-field-blog-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field--item"> <a href="https://www.denverlibrary.org/sites/dplorg/files/2021/07/Tokyo%20Olympics.jpg"><img src="/sites/dplorg/files/styles/blog_inline/public/2021/07/Tokyo%20Olympics.jpg?itok=ZmUyFoJB" width="200" height="285" alt="Book cover of Athletes to Watch at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, part of The Summer Olympics on the World Stage series" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </a> </div> <span><a title="View user profile." href="/users/sgrijalva" lang="" about="/users/sgrijalva" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">sgrijalva</a></span> <span>August 2, 2021</span> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field--item"><p>The delayed 2020 Summer Olympics began on July 23 in Japan, but you want more, don’t you? Find out behind-the-scenes information, Olympic history, and athletes to watch in books for adults and children, along with select movies.&nbsp;Place your hold today for the items below, collected in <a href="http://catalog.denverlibrary.org/view.aspx?brs=269609">this list</a>.</p> <p><a href="https://catalog.denverlibrary.org/search/title.aspx?cn=1515733"><em>The Games: A Global History of the Olympics</em></a> by David Goldblatt<br /> While the Tokyo Games are extraordinary, only a few Games throughout the modern era have been crisis-free. This dazzling book covers the history of the games, from the first one in Athens through the 2016 games in Rio, as they developed into a global colossus, media spectacle, and economic legacy.</p> <p><a href="https://catalog.denverlibrary.org/view.aspx?cn=2156163"><em>Loving Sports When They Don’</em></a><a href="https://catalog.denverlibrary.org/view.aspx?cn=2156163"><em>t Love You Back: Dilemmas of the Modern Fan</em></a> by Jessica Luther and Kavitha A. Davidson<br /> This book explores the conflict of being a sports fan when you know about CTE, athletes cheating by doping, racist team mascots, or how the Olympics burden communities. The authors, sports writers themselves, explore how we might begin to reconcile our conscience with our fandom.</p> <p><a href="https://catalog.denverlibrary.org/view.aspx?cn=2140257"><em>Sitting Pretty</em></a><em> </em>by Rebekah Taussig<br /> Writing about the rhythms and textures of what it means to live in a body that doesn’t fit, the author reflects on everything from the complications of kindness and charity, living both independently and dependently, experiencing intimacy, and how the pervasiveness of ableism in our everyday media directly translates to everyday life.</p> <p><a href="https://catalog.denverlibrary.org/view.aspx?cn=2135934,2142148"><em>Taking a Knee, Taking a Stand: African American Athletes and the Fight for Social Justice</em></a> by Bob Schron<br /> Track the history of athlete activism from Jesse Owens in the 1930s to Serena Williams in the present day&nbsp;as they acted out of conscience, even though it harmed their careers. Celebrate these American heroes for their athletic greatness, for their activism, and for their leadership.</p> <p><a href="https://catalog.denverlibrary.org/view.aspx?cn=2212989"><em>Tokyo Junkie: 60 Years of Bright Lights and Back Alleys...and Baseball</em></a><em> </em>by Robert Whiting<br /> Find out more about the host city in this memoir that plays out over the dramatic 60-year growth of Tokyo. The author watched Tokyo transform during the 1964 Olympics, rubbed shoulders with the Yakuza, and learned how politics and sports collide to produce a cultural landscape unlike any other.</p> <p><strong>Young Readers</strong><br /> <a href="https://catalog.denverlibrary.org/view.aspx?cn=2153688"><em>Amazing Athletes: 40 Inspiring Icons</em></a> by Jean-Michael Billioud<br /> Learn how these athletic prodigies became the best in the world and broke barriers. Standout athletes from 40 different Olympic games, starting with 24-year-old Spyridon Louis in 1896 at the first modern-day Summer Olympics and ending with gold medalist Simone Biles. Readers will find an inclusive collection in this book, with many athletes of color and an equal number of women and men.</p> <p><a href="https://catalog.denverlibrary.org/view.aspx?n=2130015"><em>Athletes to Watch</em></a> by Greg Bach and Scott McDonald<br /> Be they veteran or rookie Olympians, find out more about the athletes expected to excel at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. Both the veterans and the first-timers have a lot to prove. Pick who to cheer for in the less-televised events like archery, karate, and sport climbing.</p> <p><em><a href="https://catalog.denverlibrary.org/view.aspx?cn=2142646">On Your Mark, Get Set, Gold!: An Irreverent Guide to the Sports of the Summer Games</a></em> by Scott Allen<br /> Move beyond the medals with this humorous guide to everything from triathlon to skateboarding. The rules of play for most sports are covered, along with adaptations for athletes with disabilities so any reader can start training to compete in a future Olympics.</p> <p><a href="https://catalog.denverlibrary.org/view.aspx?cn=2166380"><em>The Summer Olympics: World’</em></a><a href="https://catalog.denverlibrary.org/view.aspx?cn=2166380"><em>s Best Athletic Competition</em></a> by Matt Scheff<br /> Explore the excitement of the Summer Olympics through its biggest stars, jaw-dropping feats, and dazzling gold-medal moments. In this behind-the-scenes look, readers learn how the games’ great spectacle comes together and the stories of moments like Nadia Comaneci’s perfect 10.0 gymnastics score to barefoot marathon runner Abebe Bikila’s surprising triumph.</p> <p><strong>Movies</strong><br /> <a href="https://denverlibrary.kanopy.com/node/10473495"><em>A Broken Trust</em></a> (2020)<br /> The secret world of sexual and emotional abuse experienced by athletes has dominated headlines. But how did that happen? Watch as courageous first-hand testimonies from Olympic athletes and coaches reveal how parents are pressured to keep silent, athletes are ostracized for speaking up, and how more athletes are fighting to change the system.</p> <p><em><a href="https://catalog.denverlibrary.org/search/title.aspx?cn=1521367">Of Miracles and Men</a> </em>(2015)<br /> Challenge the view that you know the story of the upset during the 1980 Olympics hockey game, when&nbsp;the Americans won against the Soviets. ESPN shows that the so-called bad guys were outstanding players, that the sport was relatively new to the Soviets, and how they lived with the shame of the loss.</p> <p><a href="https://catalog.denverlibrary.org/view.aspx?cn=1572538"><em>Olympic Pride, American Prejudice</em></a> (2016)<br /> While Jesse Owens’ gold medals in 1936 defied Hitler’s views on race, there were another 17 African-American athletes participating in the Berlin Olympics that history forgot. This documentary highlights those 17 athletes&nbsp;who represented the U.S. at a time when they faced discrimination within their own teams.</p> <p><a href="https://catalog.denverlibrary.org/view.aspx?cn=2121046"><em>Richard Jewell</em></a><em> </em>(2019)<br /> The bombing during the 1996 Atlanta Olympics is dramatized into an engaging tale about the FBI’s rush to accuse the wrong man. Richard Jewell, his mom, and his lawyer provide a heartrending defense against Jewell’s imploding world as everyone seems to believe the worst of him.<br /> &nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;<br /> <em><a href="https://catalog.denverlibrary.org/view.aspx?cn=2138521">Tokyo Olympiad</a></em> (1965)<br /> This Criterion Collection documentary has been called one of the greatest films ever made about sports. It documents the 1964 Olympics held in Tokyo. The film prioritizes the humanity of all the athletes, not only the medalists, to prove the statement “it’s an honor simply to compete at the Olympics.”</p> <p>Want to talk about what you’ve watched? We have <a href="https://www.denverlibrary.org/event/what-were-watching-4">a program</a> for that! And remember to <a href="http://catalog.denverlibrary.org/view.aspx?brs=269609">place your hold</a>&nbsp;on the books and movies on this list today.</p> <p>Still looking for a recommendation? Options abound! Submit a <a href="https://www.denverlibrary.org/reads">Personalized Reading List</a> or <a href="https://www.denverlibrary.org/curbside-bundle">Curbside Bundle</a> request.</p> </div> <div class="field field--inline field--name-blog-categories field--type-entity-reference field__items"> <span class="field__item"><a href="/category/blog-categories/books" hreflang="en">Books</a>, </span> <span class="field__item"><a href="/category/blog-categories/movies" hreflang="en">Movies</a></span> </div> <div class="field field--name-free-tagging field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field--items"> <div class="field--item"><a href="/category/free-tagging/books" hreflang="en">books</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/category/free-tagging/movies" hreflang="en">movies</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/category/free-tagging/sports" hreflang="en">Sports</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/category/free-tagging/olympics" hreflang="en">Olympics</a></div> </div> <section> </section> Mon, 02 Aug 2021 06:00:00 +0000 sgrijalva 574963 at https://www.denverlibrary.org DPL Staff Movie Picks: July https://www.denverlibrary.org/blog/movies/lhallnance/dpl-staff-movie-picks-july-0 <span>DPL Staff Movie Picks: July</span> <div class="field field--name-field-blog-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field--item"> <a href="https://www.denverlibrary.org/sites/dplorg/files/2021/07/Promising.jpg"><img src="/sites/dplorg/files/styles/blog_inline/public/2021/07/Promising.jpg?itok=vAXx-uEK" width="200" height="286" alt="Promising" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </a> </div> <span><a title="View user profile." href="/users/lhall-nance" lang="" about="/users/lhall-nance" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">lhall-nance</a></span> <span>July 15, 2021</span> <div class="field field--name-field-multiple-images field--type-image field--label-hidden field--items"> <div class="field--item"> <a href="https://www.denverlibrary.org/sites/dplorg/files/2021/07/spontaneous.jpg"><img src="/sites/dplorg/files/styles/blog_inline/public/2021/07/spontaneous.jpg?itok=ifhsdRpT" width="200" height="286" alt="Spontaneous" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </a> </div> <div class="field--item"> <a href="https://www.denverlibrary.org/sites/dplorg/files/2021/07/Mary.jpg"><img src="/sites/dplorg/files/styles/blog_inline/public/2021/07/Mary.jpg?itok=AA4PMhk6" width="200" height="286" alt="Mary" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </a> </div> <div class="field--item"> <a href="https://www.denverlibrary.org/sites/dplorg/files/2021/07/Boating.jpg"><img src="/sites/dplorg/files/styles/blog_inline/public/2021/07/Boating.jpg?itok=Luo-8AEv" width="200" height="283" alt="Boating" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </a> </div> <div class="field--item"> <a href="https://www.denverlibrary.org/sites/dplorg/files/2021/07/Cheerleader.jpg"><img src="/sites/dplorg/files/styles/blog_inline/public/2021/07/Cheerleader.jpg?itok=0kQp3twB" width="200" height="113" alt="Cheerleader" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </a> </div> <div class="field--item"> <a href="https://www.denverlibrary.org/sites/dplorg/files/2021/07/Criminal.jpg"><img src="/sites/dplorg/files/styles/blog_inline/public/2021/07/Criminal.jpg?itok=zMeio4Os" width="200" height="286" alt="Criminal" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </a> </div> <div class="field--item"> <a href="https://www.denverlibrary.org/sites/dplorg/files/2021/07/Lupin.jpg"><img src="/sites/dplorg/files/styles/blog_inline/public/2021/07/Lupin.jpg?itok=0qdu2Ncw" width="200" height="286" alt="Lupin" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </a> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field--item"><p>We are officially halfway through summer already, can you believe it?!</p> <p>Nearly all Denver Public Library locations are open for walk-in services (Central will be officially open to the public beginning this Sunday—yay!), but if you’re not yet&nbsp;comfortable coming out to public spaces, we still have so many services available! We have Kanopy, which is always updating with new, awesome films ranging from documentaries to indie films and classics to blockbusters, all for at-home streaming. We also have a great virtual program going for all my movie lovers out there called&nbsp;<a href="https://www.denverlibrary.org/event/what-were-watching-4">What We’re Watching</a>,&nbsp;where you can meet up and have discussions with the Denver Cinema Club about movies and television series. Be sure to check it out!&nbsp;</p> <p>Also, as you know, so many great movies are adapted from great books, so if you’re looking for your next great read, feel free to try our&nbsp;<a href="https://www.denverlibrary.org/reads">Personalized Reading List service</a>, in which our librarians will review what you have loved to read in the past and create a list of new titles specifically designed for you. We’ll also make you a&nbsp;<a href="https://www.denverlibrary.org/blog/books-library-news/stacey/new-library-bundles-curbside">Curbside Bundle</a>&nbsp;full of surprises, if you’d like!</p> <p>See you next month, stay safe, sane, and watch a movie!</p> <p><strong>Stacey<br /> <a href="https://catalog.denverlibrary.org/view.aspx?cn=2216062">Promising Young Woman</a> (2020)</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">This Oscar-winning movie is marketed as a revenge thriller in a candy coating, but it would be more accurate to say it’s about trying to live with trauma by making the world safer, one person at a time. The movie defies expectations, including switching tone midway through, but the tragic end will shock you. Don’t miss the soundtrack, full of pop hits, including an instrumental version of “Toxic” that fits perfectly.</p> <p><strong>Claire<br /> <a href="https://catalog.denverlibrary.org/view.aspx?cn=2168999">Spontaneous</a> (2020) DVD</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">In this outrageous coming-of-age love story, students in their high school begin inexplicably exploding (literally). Seniors Mara and Dylan struggle to survive in a world where each moment could bring them closer to growing up or blowing up. (From director Brian Duffield.)</p> <p><strong>Dodie<br /> <a href="https://catalog.denverlibrary.org/view.aspx?cn=2164062">Mary Janes: The Women of Weed</a> (2020) DVD</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">In the 1980s, it seemed that every Saturday morning cartoon ran ads featuring Nancy Reagan telling kids to “just say no.” Filmmaker Windy Borman heard it as the imperative intended: don’t fry your brain like an egg. In <em>Mary Janes: The Women of Weed</em>, Borman, now all grown up, challenges why she listened and whether she should join America’s burgeoning pot party, never having partaken herself. Almost immediately in this solid feature documentary, Borman discounts the myth of marijuana as a gateway drug despite the government’s stance that it should remain a Schedule I substance along with heroin, peyote, ecstasy, and LSD. However, under the broader umbrella of cannabis, it can serve as a gateway to examine harder issues: gender parity, social justice, and environmental sustainability. Borman covers a lot of ground in just 85 minutes.</p> <p><strong>Lily<br /> <a href="https://catalog.denverlibrary.org/view.aspx?cn=2231174">Celine and Julie Go Boating</a> (1974) French, DVD</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">Celine and Julie are ’70s Parisian strangers who share a mysterious, near mystical bond that transforms into a friendship of coincidences in an almost <em>Alice in Wonderland</em>-style worm-hole. Their story is oddly connected to a soap opera taking place on repeat in a seemingly haunted house. This movie is playful and strange and seems to ask: What is female friendship without a little bit of witchcraft, excessive amounts of laughter, and the surreal whimsy of the French New Wave?</p> <p><strong>Randell<br /> <a href="https://catalog.denverlibrary.org/view.aspx?cn=2247953">But I'm a Cheerleader</a> (2000) Kanopy</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">“Megan (Natasha Lyonne) is a teenager passionate about cheerleading. However, her conservative parents suspect she is more interested in the other girls on the team, despite the fact she has a boyfriend—albeit one she refuses to be intimate with. Filled with horror at the thought of having a lesbian daughter, her straight-laced parents (Mink Stole and Bud Cort) ship her off to a summer school that aims to turn kids straight. Determined to get back the summer of fun she had planned, she decides to go along with the camp’s rules, that is until she meets the beautiful Graham (Clea DuVall) and finds herself questioning her sexuality for the first time.”</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>Kristen A.<br /> <a href="https://catalog.denverlibrary.org/view.aspx?cn=1622737">Agatha Christie’s Criminal Games</a> (2017) French, DVD&nbsp;</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">These fun French remakes of Agatha Christie’s murder mysteries, set in Paris the 1950s, feel fresh and a little bit campy. Each episode feels like un petit voyage à la Ville-Lumière of yesteryear, complete with a mystery to solve—such a pleasure!&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Daniel<br /> <a href="https://catalog.denverlibrary.org/view.aspx?cn=2217994">Lupin III: The First</a> (2021) Japanese, DVD</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">Whether&nbsp;new to the Lupin III (Lupin the Third) manga world created by Monkey Punch, or a newbie who has yet to be introduced to the titular character—grandson of the iconic gentleman thief who bares his grandfather’s same name—this new Lupin III movie is great for both groups.&nbsp;This tale is a mystery/spy story reminiscent of Indiana Jones meets James Bond, involving a mysterious diary holding clues to treasures of a lost civilization.&nbsp;Unlike the anime, however, this movie is done in 3D animation style, and surprisingly it still also keeps the basic look/design of the anime.</p> </div> <div class="field field--inline field--name-blog-categories field--type-entity-reference field__items"> <span class="field__item"><a href="/category/blog-categories/movies" hreflang="en">Movies</a></span> </div> <div class="field field--name-free-tagging field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field--items"> <div class="field--item"><a href="/category/free-tagging/foreign-films" hreflang="en">foreign films</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/category/free-tagging/independent-film" hreflang="en">independent film</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/category/free-tagging/documentaries" hreflang="en">Documentaries</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/category/free-tagging/animation" hreflang="en">Animation</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/category/free-tagging/drama" hreflang="en">Drama</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/category/free-tagging/revenge" hreflang="en">revenge</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/category/free-tagging/lgbtqia" hreflang="en">LGBTQIA</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/category/free-tagging/lgbtq" hreflang="en">LGBTQ</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/category/free-tagging/mystery" hreflang="en">mystery</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/category/free-tagging/manga" hreflang="en">manga</a></div> </div> <section> </section> Thu, 15 Jul 2021 15:55:00 +0000 lhall-nance 574383 at https://www.denverlibrary.org DPL Staff Movie Picks: June https://www.denverlibrary.org/blog/movies/lhallnance/dpl-staff-movie-picks-june-0 <span>DPL Staff Movie Picks: June</span> <div class="field field--name-field-blog-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field--item"> <a href="https://www.denverlibrary.org/sites/dplorg/files/2021/06/Princess.jpg"><img src="/sites/dplorg/files/styles/blog_inline/public/2021/06/Princess.jpg?itok=GnR3gn9K" width="200" height="113" alt="Princess" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </a> </div> <span><a title="View user profile." href="/users/lhall-nance" lang="" about="/users/lhall-nance" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">lhall-nance</a></span> <span>June 15, 2021</span> <div class="field field--name-field-multiple-images field--type-image field--label-hidden field--items"> <div class="field--item"> <a href="https://www.denverlibrary.org/sites/dplorg/files/2021/06/First.jpg"><img src="/sites/dplorg/files/styles/blog_inline/public/2021/06/First.jpg?itok=OCM7wh_X" width="200" height="286" alt="First" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </a> </div> <div class="field--item"> <a href="https://www.denverlibrary.org/sites/dplorg/files/2021/06/Beach.jpg"><img src="/sites/dplorg/files/styles/blog_inline/public/2021/06/Beach.jpg?itok=V9no6wmN" width="200" height="286" alt="beach" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </a> </div> <div class="field--item"> <a href="https://www.denverlibrary.org/sites/dplorg/files/2021/06/Paris.jpg"><img src="/sites/dplorg/files/styles/blog_inline/public/2021/06/Paris.jpg?itok=6awGMSzw" width="200" height="286" alt="Paris" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </a> </div> <div class="field--item"> <a href="https://www.denverlibrary.org/sites/dplorg/files/2021/06/Never.jpg"><img src="/sites/dplorg/files/styles/blog_inline/public/2021/06/Never.jpg?itok=FOQNE_ev" width="200" height="286" alt="Never" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </a> </div> <div class="field--item"> <a href="https://www.denverlibrary.org/sites/dplorg/files/2021/06/Orbit.jpg"><img src="/sites/dplorg/files/styles/blog_inline/public/2021/06/Orbit.jpg?itok=lYvmStuR" width="200" height="113" alt="Orbit" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </a> </div> <div class="field--item"> <a href="https://www.denverlibrary.org/sites/dplorg/files/2021/06/97.jpg"><img src="/sites/dplorg/files/styles/blog_inline/public/2021/06/97.jpg?itok=VpFU8T4p" width="200" height="113" alt="97%" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </a> </div> <div class="field--item"> <a href="https://www.denverlibrary.org/sites/dplorg/files/2021/06/Monsoon.jpg"><img src="/sites/dplorg/files/styles/blog_inline/public/2021/06/Monsoon.jpg?itok=vUEp_n9J" width="200" height="288" alt="Monsoon" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </a> </div> <div class="field--item"> <a href="https://www.denverlibrary.org/sites/dplorg/files/2021/06/Jackie.jpg"><img src="/sites/dplorg/files/styles/blog_inline/public/2021/06/Jackie.jpg?itok=haKdJGvC" width="185" height="272" alt="Jackie" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </a> </div> <div class="field--item"> <a href="https://www.denverlibrary.org/sites/dplorg/files/2021/06/Blood.jpg"><img src="/sites/dplorg/files/styles/blog_inline/public/2021/06/Blood.jpg?itok=zISw8Y7K" width="200" height="286" alt="Blood" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </a> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field--item"><p>It’s June and it's summer!</p> <p>Nearly all Denver Public Library locations are open to the public (Central hopes to open sometime soon!), but don't forget that even though you may not yet be comfortable coming out to public spaces, we still have so many services available! We have Kanopy, which is always updating with new, awesome films ranging from documentaries to indie films and classics to blockbusters, all for at-home streaming. We also have a great program for all my movie lovers out there called <a href="https://www.denverlibrary.org/event/what-were-watching-2">What We're Watching</a> where they meet up and have discussions with the Denver Cinema Club about movies and television series. Be sure to check them out!&nbsp;</p> <p>Also, as you know, so many great movies are adapted from great books, so if you’re looking for your next great read, feel free to try our <a href="https://www.denverlibrary.org/reads">Personalized Reading List service</a>, in which our librarians will review what you have loved to read in the past and create a list of new titles specifically designed for you. We’ll also make you a <a href="https://www.denverlibrary.org/blog/books-library-news/stacey/new-library-bundles-curbside">Curbside Bundle</a> full of surprises, if you’d like!</p> <p>See you next month, stay safe, sane and watch a movie!</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>Erin W.<br /> <strong><a href="https://catalog.denverlibrary.org/view.aspx?cn=2138058">Princess Cyd</a> </strong></strong>(Kanopy)</p> <p dir="ltr">A 16-year-old girl visits her aunt in Chicago for the summer. While there, she falls for another girl, and she and her aunt challenge each other's sex and spirit.</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong><strong>Dodie<br /> <strong><a href="https://catalog.denverlibrary.org/view.aspx?cn=2061705">First Nations: Firestarter</a> </strong></strong></strong>(2019) DVD</p> <p dir="ltr">Told through interviews with tribal chiefs, business leaders, politicians and environmentalists, this 94 minute film examines the controversies, risks and possible rewards that would come from exploiting the Ring of Fire, a massive chromium deposit located in the wilderness of northern Ontario.&nbsp;</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong><strong><strong>Claire<br /> <strong><a href="https://catalog.denverlibrary.org/view.aspx?cn=2180072">The Beach House</a> </strong></strong></strong></strong>(2019) DVD</p> <p dir="ltr">A romantic getaway for two troubled college sweethearts turns into a struggle for survival when unexpected guests – and the surrounding environment – exhibit signs of a mysterious infection. (From director Jeffrey A. Brown)</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong><strong><strong><strong>Lily<br /> <strong><a href="https://catalog.denverlibrary.org/view.aspx?cn=2110685">Paris is Burning</a>&nbsp;</strong></strong></strong></strong></strong>(1990) DVD</p> <p dir="ltr">Before RuPaul’s Drag Race, Legendary, and Pose, there was Paris is Burning. This portrait of queer New York in the 1980s shows Harlem’s drag ball scene and its many influential Black and Latinx founders. Despite homophobia, transphobia, racism, AIDS, and poverty this film still manages to celebrate and honor creative tradition and queer expression.&nbsp;</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong><strong><strong><strong><strong>Stacey<br /> <strong><a href="https://catalog.denverlibrary.org/view.aspx?cn=2138509">Never Rarely Sometimes Always</a> </strong></strong></strong></strong></strong></strong>(2020) DVD&nbsp;</p> <p dir="ltr">Discover one of the winners at the 2020 Sundance Film Festival that may have flown under your radar. The film hits many of the same notes as <a href="http://catalog.denverlibrary.org/view.aspx?cn=1856316, 1856306, 2085486">Eighth Grade</a> did a few years ago, as both are character studies of anxious teenage girls, struggling with what it means to be growing up. Be prepared for understated performances, based on facial expressions more than dialogue, drawn out in a relaxed pace full of quiet moments. The joy and pain of the lives of these two cousins are shown in realistic ways; like in life, there are no clear villains, only believable consequences and dilemmas.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong><strong><strong><strong><strong><strong><a href="https://catalog.denverlibrary.org/view.aspx?cn=2088906">Orbit Ever After</a> </strong></strong></strong></strong></strong></strong>(2013, 20 mins) Kanopy, Ireland&nbsp;</p> <p dir="ltr">Finding and maintaining a relationship is challenging in the best of times so imagine the difficulties in a dystopian world. Bob Goody is delightful as Grandpa. (From director Jamie Magnus Stone.)</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong><strong><strong><strong><strong><strong><a href="https://catalog.denverlibrary.org/view.aspx?cn=1801807">97%</a> </strong></strong></strong></strong></strong></strong>(2013, 8 mins) Kanopy, Netherlands</p> <p dir="ltr">Dating apps help make love connections but are we missing what’s right in front of us?<br /> (From director Ben Brand.)</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong><strong><strong><strong><strong><strong>Kristen A.<br /> <strong><a href="https://catalog.denverlibrary.org/view.aspx?cn=2202900">Monsoon</a></strong></strong></strong></strong></strong></strong></strong> (2021) DVD</p> <p dir="ltr">This touching drama stars Henry Golding (<a href="http://catalog.denverlibrary.org/view.aspx?cn=1883777, 1890122">Crazy Rich Asians</a>, <a href="http://catalog.denverlibrary.org/view.aspx?cn=2104650, 2104643">Last Christmas</a>, etc.) as Kit, whose family fled the war in Vietnam when he was only 6. Returning for the first time to bring back his mother’s ashes, he seeks to reconnect with family there and with the dramatically changed place he barely remembers. Then a handsome American (Parker Sawyers) whose father fought in the war walks into Kit’s life offering a possible new beginning. A quiet film, Monsoon explores big questions on a very personal level, showing us glimpses of how people work with and through their own intertwined family and national histories.</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong><strong><strong><strong><strong><strong><strong>Lainie<br /> <strong><a href="https://encore.coalliance.org/iii/encore/record/C__Rb29524595">Jackie Brown</a></strong></strong></strong></strong></strong></strong></strong></strong> (1997) DVD; Prospector only</p> <p dir="ltr">Love him or hate him, Tarantino always manages to flesh out his characters’ distinct psychologies amidst all his hallmark blood and gore. Based on the 1992 Elmore Leonard crime novel <a href="http://catalog.denverlibrary.org/view.aspx?cn=1075052,1331961">Rum Punch</a>, Jackie Brown follows a down-on-her-luck Black flight attendant caught up in an international arms trafficking scheme -- and the L.A. bail bondsman, Max Cherry (Robert Forster), who falls for her. Tarantino pays obvious tribute to the blaxploitation films of the ‘70s here and treats viewers to some really iconic South Cali mall scenes. Plus, if you didn’t already know from <a href="https://www.westword.com/restaurants/black-velvet-pam-grier-painting-stolen-from-denvers-voodoo-doughnut-11038384">the kerfuffle with her portrait at the East Colfax Voodoo Doughnut</a>, leading lady Pam Grier went to East High School!</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong><strong><strong><strong><strong><strong><strong><strong>Randell<br /> <strong><a href="https://catalog.denverlibrary.org/view.aspx?cn=2155512">Blood Quantum</a></strong></strong></strong></strong></strong></strong></strong></strong></strong> (2020) DVD</p> <p dir="ltr">“The dead are coming back to life outside the isolated Mi'gMaq reserve of Red Crow, except its Indigenous inhabitants are strangely immune to the zombie plague. Desperate refugees flood the reserve and it falls to one tribal sheriff to protect his people from the bloodthirsty white corpses surrounding them.”<br /> FAIR WARNING: GRAPHIC and VIOLENT</p> </div> <div class="field field--inline field--name-blog-categories field--type-entity-reference field__items"> <span class="field__item"><a href="/category/blog-categories/movies" hreflang="en">Movies</a></span> </div> <div class="field field--name-free-tagging field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field--items"> <div class="field--item"><a href="/category/free-tagging/foreign" hreflang="en">Foreign</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/category/free-tagging/foreign-films" hreflang="en">foreign films</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/category/free-tagging/foreign-film" hreflang="en">foreign film</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/category/free-tagging/summer" hreflang="en">summer</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/category/free-tagging/drag-queens" hreflang="en">drag queens</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/category/free-tagging/pride-month" hreflang="en">pride month</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/category/free-tagging/sundance-films" hreflang="en">Sundance Films</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/category/free-tagging/indigenous-peoples" hreflang="en">indigenous peoples</a></div> </div> <section> <h2>Leave a comment</h2> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderForm" arguments="0=node&amp;1=572972&amp;2=comment_no_subject&amp;3=comment" token="1Kt4DPERL92OtfwNpSw9Ksetvl0F_ot8wHnDSJDS_ck"></drupal-render-placeholder> </section> Tue, 15 Jun 2021 18:25:34 +0000 lhall-nance 572972 at https://www.denverlibrary.org Celebrating AAPI Actors and Their Talents https://www.denverlibrary.org/blog/cultural-inclusivity-equity-movies/equity/happy-aapi-month <span>Celebrating AAPI Actors and Their Talents</span> <div class="field field--name-field-blog-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field--item"> <a href="https://www.denverlibrary.org/sites/dplorg/files/2021/05/AAPI%20Month%20Actors.jpg"><img src="/sites/dplorg/files/styles/blog_inline/public/2021/05/AAPI%20Month%20Actors.jpg?itok=IEw6ZHKs" width="200" height="200" alt="Collage of photos of Asian American and Pacific Islander actors" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </a> </div> <span><a title="View user profile." href="/users/equity" lang="" about="/users/equity" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Equity</a></span> <span>May 27, 2021</span> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field--item"><p><strong>by Molly O'Neil</strong></p> <p>In the past few years, the careers of Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) entertainers have become more and more prominent! While I can’t write about every single one (even though they are all talented!), I’d like to highlight some staples who have helped to diversify the entertainment industry and feature some of their work!</p> <p>Here is a list of actors that might satisfy that feeling of, “Oh! I know them from something! What was it again?”</p> <p><img alt="Actor Randall Park" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="01a0a154-823c-4106-bccc-d05e895bd2fc" height="214" src="/sites/dplorg/files/inline-images/randall-park.jpg" width="159" class="align-left" /><strong>Randall Park</strong> has starred in multiple movies and television shows, including <em><a href="https://catalog.denverlibrary.org/search/title.aspx?ctx=1.1033.0.0.6&amp;pos=6&amp;cn=1404497">Fresh Off the Boat</a>, <a href="https://catalog.denverlibrary.org/search/title.aspx?ctx=1.1033.0.0.6&amp;pos=3&amp;cn=1329303">The Interview</a></em>, and <a href="https://catalog.denverlibrary.org/search/title.aspx?ctx=1.1033.0.0.6&amp;pos=1&amp;cn=1858487"><em>Ant-Man and the Wasp</em></a>, not to mention many short videos created by the Youtube channel, “Wong Fu Productions”. Throughout my life, I watched him in many different videos and movies, each with a spectrum of emotions.</p> <p>You may know <strong>Lea Salonga</strong> from the movie <a href="https://catalog.denverlibrary.org/search/title.aspx?ctx=1.1033.0.0.6&amp;pos=1&amp;cn=2198716"><em>Yellow Rose</em></a> as Gail Gargia and filmed concert <em><a href="https://catalog.denverlibrary.org/search/title.aspx?ctx=1.1033.0.0.6&amp;pos=36&amp;cn=897206">Les</a></em><em><a href="https://catalog.denverlibrary.org/search/title.aspx?ctx=1.1033.0.0.6&amp;pos=36&amp;cn=897206"> Miserables: The 10th Anniversary Concert</a></em> as Eponine. <img alt="Actress Lea Salonga" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="d7c59d0a-b6fa-41d5-8063-a16930bbe238" height="179" src="/sites/dplorg/files/inline-images/Lea%20Salonga.jpg" width="269" class="align-right" />You might recognize her voice even more, as she is the singing voice of the titular character in <a href="https://catalog.denverlibrary.org/search/title.aspx?ctx=1.1033.0.0.6&amp;pos=2&amp;cn=1594672"><em>Mulan</em> (1998)</a> and the singing voice of Princess Jasmine from <a href="https://catalog.denverlibrary.org/search/title.aspx?ctx=1.1033.0.0.6&amp;pos=1&amp;cn=2080424"><em>Aladdin</em> (1992)</a>. I grew up watching and singing her songs over and over again.</p> <p><img alt="Actor Kumail Nanjani" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="d9587192-89bc-485a-a4cc-d5f3ef5f8dc6" height="216" src="/sites/dplorg/files/inline-images/Kumail_Nanjiani_by_Gage_Skidmore_2.jpg" width="158" class="align-left" /><strong>Kumail Nanjiani</strong> is a hilarious comedian who starred in the movies <a href="https://catalog.denverlibrary.org/search/title.aspx?ctx=1.1033.0.0.6&amp;pos=1&amp;cn=2061711"><em>Stuber,</em></a> <em><a href="https://catalog.denverlibrary.org/search/title.aspx?ctx=1.1033.0.0.6&amp;pos=10&amp;cn=2157305">The Lovebirds</a></em>, and <a href="https://catalog.denverlibrary.org/search/title.aspx?ctx=1.1033.0.0.6&amp;pos=2&amp;cn=1677356"><em>The Big Sick</em></a> (which he wrote with his wife, based on their relationship). His deadpan sense of humor has a way of making even the person in the back row laugh as loudly as they can!</p> <p><img alt="Actress Vanessa Hudgens" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="6d0dd817-d6aa-4161-831f-d31cdd876ac5" height="250" src="/sites/dplorg/files/inline-images/Vanessa%20Hudgens.jpg" width="167" class="align-right" /><strong>Vanessa Hudgens</strong> rose to fame on Disney Channel, starting with the movie <a href="https://catalog.denverlibrary.org/search/title.aspx?ctx=1.1033.0.0.6&amp;pos=3&amp;cn=1312624"><em>High School Musical</em></a>. In her more recent years, Hudgens has gone on to star in <a href="https://catalog.denverlibrary.org/search/title.aspx?ctx=1.1033.0.0.6&amp;pos=1&amp;cn=1459403"><em>Grease: LIVE!</em></a>, <a href="https://catalog.denverlibrary.org/search/title.aspx?ctx=1.1033.0.0.6&amp;pos=10&amp;cn=1885360">Dog Days</a>, and <em><a href="https://catalog.denverlibrary.org/search/title.aspx?ctx=1.1033.0.0.6&amp;pos=11&amp;cn=1939502">Second Act</a></em>. Her career took off at a young age and I loved being able to watch her career grow while I also grew up.</p> <p><img alt="Actress Mindy Kaling" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="beba7922-1b7f-41d9-bce8-60258b2b6ea9" height="246" src="/sites/dplorg/files/inline-images/Mindy%20Kaling.jpg" width="178" class="align-left" /><strong>Mindy Kaling</strong> is an icon whose name you may want to remember. She was a writer, producer, actor, and directed some episodes of <a href="https://catalog.denverlibrary.org/search/title.aspx?ctx=1.1033.0.0.6&amp;pos=1&amp;cn=598737"><em>The Office (American)</em></a> for eight seasons; she created, wrote for, and produced <a href="https://catalog.denverlibrary.org/search/title.aspx?ctx=1.1033.0.0.6&amp;pos=1&amp;cn=1066653"><em>The Mindy Project,</em></a> which ran for six seasons; and acted in <a href="https://catalog.denverlibrary.org/search/title.aspx?ctx=1.1033.0.0.6&amp;pos=2&amp;cn=1843419"><em>Ocean’s 8</em></a> and <a href="https://catalog.denverlibrary.org/search/title.aspx?ctx=1.1033.0.0.6&amp;pos=3&amp;cn=1780102"><em>A Wrinkle in Time (2018)</em></a>. She is a very talented and hard worker and I can’t wait to see everything she has coming soon!</p> <p><strong>Lucy Liu </strong>might be one of the first actors <img alt="Lucy Liu" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="2f2b4bf1-0f3a-4add-a057-f047c3396daf" height="275" src="/sites/dplorg/files/inline-images/Lucy%20Liu.jpg" width="195" class="align-right" />to come to mind. She has been in an assortment of movies and television shows including, <em><a href="https://catalog.denverlibrary.org/search/title.aspx?ctx=1.1033.0.0.6&amp;pos=1&amp;cn=701035">Tinkerbell</a>,</em> <em><a href="https://catalog.denverlibrary.org/search/title.aspx?ctx=1.1033.0.0.6&amp;pos=1&amp;cn=558950">Kill Bill Vol. 1</a></em>, <a href="https://catalog.denverlibrary.org/search/title.aspx?ctx=1.1033.0.0.6&amp;pos=24&amp;cn=2164076"><em>Why Women Kill</em></a>, and <a href="https://catalog.denverlibrary.org/search/title.aspx?ctx=1.1033.0.0.6&amp;pos=12&amp;cn=1067708"><em>Elementary</em></a>. She is so fun to watch in all her different roles and truly a talent you shouldn’t miss.</p> <p><strong>Brenda Song</strong> is another name that got big on the Disney Channel. <img alt="Actress Brenda Song" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="e76b0e7b-e73e-4eea-a6d7-4e1ae5799c84" height="278" src="/sites/dplorg/files/inline-images/Brenda%20Song.jpg" width="195" class="align-left" />You may know her from movies like <a href="https://catalog.denverlibrary.org/search/title.aspx?ctx=1.1033.0.0.6&amp;pos=1&amp;cn=590740"><em>Get a Clue</em></a>, <a href="https://catalog.denverlibrary.org/search/title.aspx?ctx=1.1033.0.0.6&amp;pos=5&amp;cn=2077242"><em>Wendy Wu Homecoming Warrior</em></a>, and <em><a href="https://catalog.denverlibrary.org/search/title.aspx?ctx=1.1033.0.0.6&amp;pos=3&amp;cn=776003">The Social Network</a></em>. She was an empowering role model to have growing up, showing that you can be someone who is smart, athletic, and fashionable all at the same time.</p> <p>I realize there are so many other amazing talents in the AAPI community and I am sad I cannot write about all of them. The industry is growing more and more with so many gifted actors joining and I cannot wait to see everything they have in store for us.</p> <h2><strong>Happy Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month!</strong></h2> <p> </p> </div> <div class="field field--inline field--name-blog-categories field--type-entity-reference field__items"> <span class="field__item"><a href="/category/blog-categories/cultural-inclusivity" hreflang="en">Cultural Inclusivity</a>, </span> <span class="field__item"><a href="/category/blog-categories/equity" hreflang="en">Equity</a>, </span> <span class="field__item"><a href="/category/blog-categories/movies" hreflang="en">Movies</a></span> </div> <section> </section> Thu, 27 May 2021 13:00:00 +0000 Equity 571653 at https://www.denverlibrary.org DPL Staff Movie Picks: May https://www.denverlibrary.org/blog/movies/lhallnance/dpl-staff-movie-picks-may-0 <span>DPL Staff Movie Picks: May</span> <div class="field field--name-field-blog-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field--item"> <a href="https://www.denverlibrary.org/sites/dplorg/files/2021/05/Mystery.jpg"><img src="/sites/dplorg/files/styles/blog_inline/public/2021/05/Mystery.jpg?itok=z4U-rsQ3" width="200" height="283" alt="mystery" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </a> </div> <span><a title="View user profile." href="/users/lhall-nance" lang="" about="/users/lhall-nance" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">lhall-nance</a></span> <span>May 15, 2021</span> <div class="field field--name-field-multiple-images field--type-image field--label-hidden field--items"> <div class="field--item"> <a href="https://www.denverlibrary.org/sites/dplorg/files/2021/05/Executioner.jpg"><img src="/sites/dplorg/files/styles/blog_inline/public/2021/05/Executioner.jpg?itok=lq1itG0C" width="200" height="286" alt="Executioner" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </a> </div> <div class="field--item"> <a href="https://www.denverlibrary.org/sites/dplorg/files/2021/05/Cats.jpg"><img src="/sites/dplorg/files/styles/blog_inline/public/2021/05/Cats.jpg?itok=W9x_2TTn" width="200" height="295" alt="cats" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </a> </div> <div class="field--item"> <a href="https://www.denverlibrary.org/sites/dplorg/files/2021/05/Sea.jpg"><img src="/sites/dplorg/files/styles/blog_inline/public/2021/05/Sea.jpg?itok=DpIIVQju" width="200" height="113" alt="sea" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </a> </div> <div class="field--item"> <a href="https://www.denverlibrary.org/sites/dplorg/files/2021/05/Lucky.jpg"><img src="/sites/dplorg/files/styles/blog_inline/public/2021/05/Lucky.jpg?itok=eibTk6kr" width="200" height="113" alt="lucky" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </a> </div> <div class="field--item"> <a href="https://www.denverlibrary.org/sites/dplorg/files/2021/05/Big.jpg"><img src="/sites/dplorg/files/styles/blog_inline/public/2021/05/Big.jpg?itok=SluyhXgi" width="200" height="286" alt="big" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </a> </div> <div class="field--item"> <a href="https://www.denverlibrary.org/sites/dplorg/files/2021/05/IP.jpg"><img src="/sites/dplorg/files/styles/blog_inline/public/2021/05/IP.jpg?itok=cMMHHqnO" width="200" height="286" alt="IP" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </a> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field--item"><p dir="ltr">Hey Movie Lovers!</p> <p dir="ltr">It’s May and it is almost summertime!&nbsp;</p> <p dir="ltr">All Denver Public Library locations are open to the public with the exception of Byers and the Central Library,&nbsp;but don't forget that even though those&nbsp;branches are not fully open to the public yet, we still have so many services&nbsp;available, like&nbsp;our&nbsp;<a href="https://www.denverlibrary.org/curbside-holds">curbside holds pickup</a>&nbsp;service that we have on offer so you can gain access to all of our physical materials! We also have&nbsp;<a href="https://denverlibrary.kanopy.com/">Kanopy</a>,&nbsp;which&nbsp;is always updating with new, awesome films ranging from documentaries to indie films and classics to blockbusters, all for at-home streaming. We also have a great program for all my movie lovers out there called&nbsp;<a data-saferedirecturl="https://www.google.com/url?q=https://www.denverlibrary.org/event/what-were-watching-2&amp;source=gmail&amp;ust=1621188193240000&amp;usg=AFQjCNFY09iKAGFvtaZZ2EqZT1CrkYKnmQ" href="https://www.denverlibrary.org/event/what-were-watching-2" target="_blank">What We're Watching</a>&nbsp;where they meet up and have discussions with the Denver Cinema Club about movies and television series. Be sure to check them out!&nbsp;</p> <p dir="ltr">Also, as you know, so many great movies are adapted from&nbsp;great books, so if you’re looking for your next great read, feel free to try our&nbsp;<a href="https://www.denverlibrary.org/reads">Personalized Reading List</a>&nbsp;service, in which our librarians will review what you have loved to read in the past and create a list of new titles&nbsp;specifically designed for you. We’ll also make you a&nbsp;<a href="https://www.denverlibrary.org/blog/books-library-news/stacey/new-library-bundles-curbside">Curbside Bundle</a>&nbsp;full of surprises, if you’d like!</p> <p dir="ltr">See you next month, stay safe, sane&nbsp;and watch a movie!</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>Kristen A.<br /> <strong><a href="https://catalog.denverlibrary.org/view.aspx?cn=1922279">Mystery Road, Season 1</a> (2019) DVD, Australia</strong></strong></p> <p dir="ltr">A great missing persons mystery, fantastic cinematography, gorgeous setting, and intriguing characters made this by far the best tv series I’ve watched in a long time. The dynamics between Indigenous detective Jay Swan (Aaron Pedersen) and local white police sergeant Emma James (Judy Davis) -- as well as the ways they each grapple with culture and history as they work to figure out what’s happened to the missing men -- were particularly interesting and well-done. The Bonus Features’ interviews with the cast and director added another layer of interesting/awesome for me.&nbsp;</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong><strong>Dodie<br /> <strong><a href="https://catalog.denverlibrary.org/view.aspx?cn=1581799">The Executioner / El Verdugo</a> &nbsp;(2016 rerelease) DVD, Spain</strong></strong></strong></p> <p dir="ltr">A newly-married man must follow his father-in-law into the profession of State executioner in order to keep the family apartment, but he doesn't have the temperament for the job. This is a darkly comic look at state violence and bureaucracy. José Luis is unsuited to his new profession - becoming queasy at the sight of the tools of Amadeo's trade - and takes to intervening in public disputes so as to avert potential capital offenses, and nervously follows criminal court cases in the press. Spanish with English subtitles.</p> <p><strong><strong><strong>Lily<br /> <strong><a href="https://catalog.denverlibrary.org/view.aspx?cn=723353">The Cats of Mirikitani</a>, (2008) DVD</strong></strong></strong></strong></p> <p dir="ltr">This documentary takes place immediately following 9/11 and is an early-2000s relic of the close first-person documentarian-as-narrator style, which can be overwhelming, but in this case introduces us to the older artist Jimmy Mirikitani who experienced WWII internment camps, Hiroshima, and homelessness in New York City. Invited to live in the home of the documentarian, he shares his beautiful cat art with the world.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p><strong><strong><strong><strong>Claire<br /> <strong><a href="http://catalog.denverlibrary.org/view.aspx?cn=2139074,%202212357">Sea Fever</a> (2019) DVD &amp; Kanopy; UK/Ireland</strong></strong></strong></strong></strong></p> <p dir="ltr">Solitary marine biology student Siobhan endures a week on a ragged fishing trawler, where she's miserably at odds with the close-knit crew. But out in the deep Atlantic, an unfathomable life form ensnares the boat. When members of the crew start succumbing to a strange infection, Siobhan must overcome her alienation and win the crew's trust, before everyone is lost. (directed by Neasa Hardiman)</p> <p><strong><strong><strong><strong><strong>Randell<br /> <strong><a href="http://catalog.denverlibrary.org/view.aspx?cn=2199265">Lucky Grandma</a> (2020) Kanopy</strong></strong></strong></strong></strong></strong></p> <p dir="ltr">“In the heart of Chinatown, New York, an ornery, chain-smoking, newly widowed 80-year-old Grandma (Tsai Chin) is eager to live life as an independent woman, despite the worry of her family. When a local fortune teller (Wai Ching Ho) predicts a most auspicious day in her future, Grandma decides to head to the casino and goes all in, only to land herself on the wrong side of luck...suddenly attracting the attention of some local gangsters. Desperate to protect herself, Grandma employs the services of a bodyguard from a rival gang (Corey Ha) and soon finds herself right in the middle of a Chinatown gang war.”</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong><strong><strong><strong><strong><strong>Stacey<br /> <strong><a href="https://catalog.denverlibrary.org/view.aspx?cn=2095048">Big Little Lies</a>, season 2 (2020) DVD&nbsp;&nbsp;</strong></strong></strong></strong></strong></strong></strong></p> <p dir="ltr">This TV series expands its focus on the core group of mothers to include a grief-stricken mother-in-law, played by Meryl Streep. All the women are dealing with the emotional wreckage of the first season’s drama. While the second season is full of exaggerated actions and quiet manipulations, it is as compelling as the first season thanks to the quality acting of its stars.</p> <p><strong><strong><strong><strong><strong><strong><strong>Daniel<br /> <strong><a href="https://catalog.denverlibrary.org/view.aspx?cn=2114121">Ip Man 4: The Finale</a> (2020) DVD</strong></strong></strong></strong></strong></strong></strong></strong></p> <p dir="ltr">Donnie Yen returns as the legendary grandmaster in the final film of the amazing Ip Man franchise (if you are not familiar with the Donnie Yen Ip Man movies, DPL also owns the first three films, so you can binge the entire quadrilogy if you wish).&nbsp; Seeking a better education for his son, Ip Man travels to the United States, where he encounters racial discrimination against the Chinese, while he is also dealing with tensions between martial arts masters and his student, Bruce Lee.&nbsp; This movie, like all the Ip Man films, has some impressive martial arts with a great story and that concludes the Donnie Yen Ip Man story with a bittersweet ending that may even bring a tear to your eye.</p> </div> <div class="field field--inline field--name-blog-categories field--type-entity-reference field__items"> <span class="field__item"><a href="/category/blog-categories/movies" hreflang="en">Movies</a></span> </div> <div class="field field--name-free-tagging field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field--items"> <div class="field--item"><a href="/category/free-tagging/television-show" hreflang="en">Television Show</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/category/free-tagging/foreign-films" hreflang="en">foreign films</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/category/free-tagging/foreign" hreflang="en">Foreign</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/category/free-tagging/foreign-film" hreflang="en">foreign film</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/category/free-tagging/spanish-movie" hreflang="en">Spanish movie</a></div> </div> <section> </section> Sat, 15 May 2021 18:15:05 +0000 lhall-nance 571062 at https://www.denverlibrary.org DPL Staff Movie Picks: April https://www.denverlibrary.org/blog/movies/lhallnance/dpl-staff-movie-picks-april <span>DPL Staff Movie Picks: April </span> <div class="field field--name-field-blog-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field--item"> <a href="https://www.denverlibrary.org/sites/dplorg/files/2021/04/Gilbert.jpg"><img src="/sites/dplorg/files/styles/blog_inline/public/2021/04/Gilbert.jpg?itok=FFtacyXi" width="200" height="113" alt="Gilbert" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </a> </div> <span><a title="View user profile." href="/users/lhall-nance" lang="" about="/users/lhall-nance" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">lhall-nance</a></span> <span>April 16, 2021</span> <div class="field field--name-field-multiple-images field--type-image field--label-hidden field--items"> <div class="field--item"> <a href="https://www.denverlibrary.org/sites/dplorg/files/2021/04/Linda.jpeg"><img src="/sites/dplorg/files/styles/blog_inline/public/2021/04/Linda.jpeg?itok=ndNaSO_d" width="200" height="286" alt="Linda" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </a> </div> <div class="field--item"> <a href="https://www.denverlibrary.org/sites/dplorg/files/2021/04/Last.jpg"><img src="/sites/dplorg/files/styles/blog_inline/public/2021/04/Last.jpg?itok=oNLRwbKo" width="200" height="113" alt="Last" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </a> </div> <div class="field--item"> <a href="https://www.denverlibrary.org/sites/dplorg/files/2021/04/LIfe.jpg"><img src="/sites/dplorg/files/styles/blog_inline/public/2021/04/LIfe.jpg?itok=QE1AVect" width="200" height="113" alt="Life" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </a> </div> <div class="field--item"> <a href="https://www.denverlibrary.org/sites/dplorg/files/2021/04/Name.jpeg"><img src="/sites/dplorg/files/styles/blog_inline/public/2021/04/Name.jpeg?itok=EOQQ9J-I" width="200" height="286" alt="Name" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </a> </div> <div class="field--item"> <a href="https://www.denverlibrary.org/sites/dplorg/files/2021/04/Autism.jpg"><img src="/sites/dplorg/files/styles/blog_inline/public/2021/04/Autism.jpg?itok=3kek1HZA" width="200" height="113" alt="Autism" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </a> </div> <div class="field--item"> <a href="https://www.denverlibrary.org/sites/dplorg/files/2021/04/Whale.jpg"><img src="/sites/dplorg/files/styles/blog_inline/public/2021/04/Whale.jpg?itok=TfE782KJ" width="200" height="113" alt="whale" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </a> </div> <div class="field--item"> <a href="https://www.denverlibrary.org/sites/dplorg/files/2021/04/Peanut.jpeg"><img src="/sites/dplorg/files/styles/blog_inline/public/2021/04/Peanut.jpeg?itok=5p54D57R" width="200" height="286" alt="Peanut" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </a> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field--item"><p dir="ltr">Hey Movie Lovers!</p> <p dir="ltr">It’s April and I hope you enjoying the warmth and the chill that is Denver in Springtime! This month, the staff picked out films they’ve enjoyed watching and wanted to introduce to you all featuring or created by people who identify as a member of the autistic spectrum in honor of Autism Awareness Month.</p> <p dir="ltr">All Denver Public Library locations are open to the public with the exception of Byers, Smiley, Decker, and the Central Library, but don't forget that even though those branches are not fully open to the public yet, we still have so many services available, like our <a href="https://www.denverlibrary.org/curbside-holds">curbside holds pickup</a> service that we have on offer so you can gain access to all of our physical materials! We also have <a href="https://denverlibrary.kanopy.com/">Kanopy</a>, which is always updating with new, awesome films ranging from documentaries to indie films and classics to blockbusters, all for at-home streaming.</p> <p dir="ltr">Also, as you know, so many great movies are adapted from great books, so if you’re looking for your next great read, feel free to try our <a href="https://www.denverlibrary.org/reads">Personalized Reading List</a> service, in which our librarians will review what you have loved to read in the past and create a list of new titles specifically designed for you. We’ll also make you a <a href="https://www.denverlibrary.org/blog/books-library-news/stacey/new-library-bundles-curbside">Curbside Bundle</a> full of surprises, if you’d like!</p> <p dir="ltr">See you next month, stay safe, sane and watch a movie!</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>Dodie</strong><br /><strong><a href="https://catalog.denverlibrary.org/view.aspx?cn=2085540">What’s Eating Gilbert Grape</a> (1993) Kanopy</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">Gilbert Grape (Johnny Depp) becomes the primary caregiver for his younger brother Arnie (Leonardo DiCaprio), an energetic teenager with autism. Due to their father's death and mother's immobility, Gilbert becomes very protective of Arnie, because the kid doesn’t understand social expectations and norms. It’s interesting to note that in reviews of this film, when it was released, refer to Arnie as mentally impaired, with no mention of autism.</p> <p><strong>Randell</strong><br /><strong><a href="https://catalog.denverlibrary.org/view.aspx?cn=2079219">Linda Ronstadt: The Sound of my Voice</a> (2019) DVD</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">“Linda Ronstadt has been an icon for more than 50 years. Her extraordinary vocal range and ambition created unforgettable songs across rock, pop, country, folk ballads, American standards, classic Mexican music, and soul. As the most popular female recording artist of the 1970s, Ronstadt filled huge arenas as no one had ever done and produced an astounding eleven platinum albums. Ronstadt was the first artist to top the Pop, Country, and R&amp;B charts simultaneously.”</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>Lily</strong><br /><strong><strong><a href="https://catalog.denverlibrary.org/view.aspx?cn=2057447,%202057439,%202131906">The Last Black Man in San Francisco</a> (2019) DVD, Blu Ray, &amp; Kanopy</strong></strong></p> <p dir="ltr">Jimmie is a young Black man who traverses San Francisco on skateboard longing to reclaim a beautiful Victorian house his grandfather built. An odd, subtle humor is present throughout and it makes the film a tender love-letter to a rapidly disappearing sense of home and place. The local becomes the marginal in this story of gentrification, showing a San Francisco that is now overshadowed by the tech industry and superwealthy. </p> <p dir="ltr"><strong><strong>Stacey</strong><br /><strong><a href="https://catalog.denverlibrary.org/view.aspx?cn=1586462,%202083092">Life, Animated </a> (2016) DVD, Kanopy</strong></strong></p> <p dir="ltr">This documentary tells the life story of a silent young boy who learns to understand the world through the sidekicks of Disney films. The film won at Sundance because of its themes of love, family, empathy, and identification. You’ll recognize classic Disney characters like Simba, Jafar, and Ariel, but also enjoy original drawings that express hidden feelings felt by many who are neurodiverse. The film is based on the <a href="https://catalog.denverlibrary.org/view.aspx?cn=1211881,%201260467,%202170239">book of the same name</a>.</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong><strong>Kristen A.</strong><br /><strong><strong><a href="https://catalog.denverlibrary.org/view.aspx?cn=1542907">My Name is Khan</a> (2010) DVD</strong></strong></strong></p> <p dir="ltr">Bollywood greats Shah Rukh Khan and Kajol star in this love story and drama about what could happen when racism, Islamaphobia, and a complete lack of knowledge or understanding about Asperger’s syndrome collide with one Indian Muslim man’s life. In real life, Khan has been detained by TSA 3 times at U.S. airports, including when he arrived to promote this movie in 2009.</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong><strong><strong>Lainie</strong><br /><strong><a href="https://encore.coalliance.org/iii/encore/search/C__St%3A%28autism%20in%20love%29%20y%3A%5B2015-2015%5D__Ff%3Afacetmediatype%3Ag%3Ag%3ADVDLw%3D%3DVideos%3A%3A__Orightresult__U__X0?lang=eng&amp;suite=def">Autism in Love</a> (2015) DVD, Prospector</strong></strong></strong></p> <p dir="ltr">This illuminating documentary follows four adults at various points on the autism spectrum as they experience the ups and downs and beginnings and ends of romantic relationships. An affirming reminder that autism and interpersonal emotional connection are by no means mutually exclusive.</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong><strong><strong>Angelita</strong><br /><strong><a href="https://catalog.denverlibrary.org/view.aspx?cn=544189,%202212561">Whale Rider</a> (2002) Kanopy and DVD</strong></strong></strong></p> <p dir="ltr">When Koro, the current chief and Pai, the chief’s granddaughter struggle with tradition and acceptance. Both are working to find the next chief of their Maori tribe, but will they agree in the end. This is a beautiful family drama about tradition and culture, as well as acceptance when tradition doesn’t always go as planned.<strong> </strong></p> <p dir="ltr"><strong><strong><strong>Daniel</strong><br /><strong><a href="https://catalog.denverlibrary.org/view.aspx?cn=2071554,%202222632">The Peanut Butter Falcon</a> (2019) DVD and Blu-Ray</strong></strong></strong></p> <p dir="ltr">Think of this as a new adventure similar to the likes of Huckleberry Finn!  When Zak-a young man with Down Syndrome-escapes from the nursing home he lives in, he befriends Tyler (Shia LaBeouf) who is on the run himself.  The two become friends and Tyler helps Zak fulfil his dream of becoming a wrestler, teaching him how to live freely along the way, in this very heartwarming tale.</p></div> <div class="field field--inline field--name-blog-categories field--type-entity-reference field__items"> <span class="field__item"><a href="/category/blog-categories/movies" hreflang="en">Movies</a></span> </div> <div class="field field--name-free-tagging field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field--items"> <div class="field--item"><a href="/category/free-tagging/based-true-story" hreflang="en">Based on a True Story</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/category/free-tagging/based-book" hreflang="en">Based on a Book</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/category/free-tagging/kanopy" hreflang="en">Kanopy</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/category/free-tagging/independent-film" hreflang="en">independent film</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/category/free-tagging/musicians" hreflang="en">musicians</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/category/free-tagging/autism" hreflang="en">autism</a></div> </div> <section> </section> Fri, 16 Apr 2021 21:30:10 +0000 lhall-nance 569388 at https://www.denverlibrary.org Movie Trailers on Kanopy Now Available https://www.denverlibrary.org/blog/library-pro-tips-movies/dodie/movie-trailers-kanopy-now-available <span>Movie Trailers on Kanopy Now Available</span> <div class="field field--name-field-blog-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field--item"> <a href="https://www.denverlibrary.org/sites/dplorg/files/2021/03/last%20king.JPG"><img src="/sites/dplorg/files/styles/blog_inline/public/2021/03/last%20king.JPG?itok=2n4dvtXM" width="200" height="167" alt="image: Kanopy The Last King" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </a> </div> <span><a title="View user profile." href="/users/dodie" lang="" about="/users/dodie" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Dodie</a></span> <span>March 26, 2021</span> <div class="field field--name-field-multiple-images field--type-image field--label-hidden field--items"> <div class="field--item"> <a href="https://www.denverlibrary.org/sites/dplorg/files/2021/03/last%20king%20trailer.JPG"><img src="/sites/dplorg/files/styles/blog_inline/public/2021/03/last%20king%20trailer.JPG?itok=rxt0jTDK" width="200" height="139" alt="image: The Last King trailer" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </a> </div> <div class="field--item"> <a href="https://www.denverlibrary.org/sites/dplorg/files/2021/03/kanopy%20belle%20and%20sebastian.JPG"><img src="/sites/dplorg/files/styles/blog_inline/public/2021/03/kanopy%20belle%20and%20sebastian.JPG?itok=bQHb_ZpN" width="200" height="178" alt="image: Belle and Sebastian" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </a> </div> <div class="field--item"> <a href="https://www.denverlibrary.org/sites/dplorg/files/2021/03/trailer%20belle%20and%20sebastian.JPG"><img src="/sites/dplorg/files/styles/blog_inline/public/2021/03/trailer%20belle%20and%20sebastian.JPG?itok=7jsOzQ8Q" width="200" height="173" alt="image: trailer Belle and Sebastian" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </a> </div> <div class="field--item"> <a href="https://www.denverlibrary.org/sites/dplorg/files/2021/03/kanopy%20logo.jpg"><img src="/sites/dplorg/files/styles/blog_inline/public/2021/03/kanopy%20logo.jpg?itok=aPLAup3L" width="200" height="113" alt="image: kanopy logo" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </a> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field--item"><p>Now there is an easy and credit-free way of previewing movies before borrowing! One of the best ways to know if you’ll like a movie or series is to watch a trailer. Our streaming video partner Kanopy now allows you to watch a trailer before you borrow the video. To view a trailer:</p> <p>• Click the “Trailer” button located next to the “+ My List” button.<br /> • A trailer box will pop up with the YouTube video player<br /> • Press the play button</p> <p>The details:</p> <p>Kanopy has been able to secure trailers for their top 100 suppliers’ films and will keep adding more trailers to more films throughout the year. While many videos include trailers, those that do not <strong>will not</strong> display the trailer button. Kanopy has dedicated staff members checking each trailer to make sure it’s the appropriate one for the video. However, if you notice an inconsistency or an issue to report, they’ve provided a report button in the trailer pop-up box. Playing a trailer will not deduct time from the 5-second threshold or use any type of play credit. Trailers are available only on the web platform only for now, but Kanopy will be rolling out trailers to other apps and platforms in the future!</p> <p> </p></div> <div class="field field--inline field--name-blog-categories field--type-entity-reference field__items"> <span class="field__item"><a href="/category/blog-categories/library-pro-tips" hreflang="en">Library Pro Tips</a>, </span> <span class="field__item"><a href="/category/blog-categories/movies" hreflang="en">Movies</a></span> </div> <div class="field field--name-free-tagging field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field--items"> <div class="field--item"><a href="/category/free-tagging/kanopy" hreflang="en">Kanopy</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/category/free-tagging/streaming-video" hreflang="en">streaming video</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/category/free-tagging/trailers" hreflang="en">trailers</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/category/free-tagging/movie-preview" hreflang="en">movie preview</a></div> </div> <section> </section> Fri, 26 Mar 2021 14:00:00 +0000 Dodie 564929 at https://www.denverlibrary.org What Is It About Cults? https://www.denverlibrary.org/blog/books-movies/dodie/what-it-about-cults <span>What Is It About Cults?</span> <div class="field field--name-field-blog-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field--item"> <a href="https://www.denverlibrary.org/sites/dplorg/files/2021/03/those%20who%20prey.jpg"><img src="/sites/dplorg/files/styles/blog_inline/public/2021/03/those%20who%20prey.jpg?itok=lFqs0nuj" width="137" height="200" alt="cover: those who prey" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </a> </div> <span><a title="View user profile." href="/users/dodie" lang="" about="/users/dodie" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Dodie</a></span> <span>March 17, 2021</span> <div class="field field--name-field-multiple-images field--type-image field--label-hidden field--items"> <div class="field--item"> <a href="https://www.denverlibrary.org/sites/dplorg/files/2021/03/agnes%20at%20the%20end%20of%20the%20world.jpg"><img src="/sites/dplorg/files/styles/blog_inline/public/2021/03/agnes%20at%20the%20end%20of%20the%20world.jpg?itok=fZbwqtQ3" width="133" height="200" alt="cover: agnes at the end of the world" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </a> </div> <div class="field--item"> <a href="https://www.denverlibrary.org/sites/dplorg/files/2021/03/the%20project.jpg"><img src="/sites/dplorg/files/styles/blog_inline/public/2021/03/the%20project.jpg?itok=SzUxwaB6" width="129" height="200" alt="cover: the project" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </a> </div> <div class="field--item"> <a href="https://www.denverlibrary.org/sites/dplorg/files/2021/03/poison%20garden.jpg"><img src="/sites/dplorg/files/styles/blog_inline/public/2021/03/poison%20garden.jpg?itok=XMJsHw07" width="133" height="200" alt="cover: the poison garden" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </a> </div> <div class="field--item"> <a href="https://www.denverlibrary.org/sites/dplorg/files/2021/03/we%20can%20only%20save%20ourselves.jpg"><img src="/sites/dplorg/files/styles/blog_inline/public/2021/03/we%20can%20only%20save%20ourselves.jpg?itok=bKj_bqFL" width="132" height="200" alt="cover: we can only save ourselves" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </a> </div> <div class="field--item"> <a href="https://www.denverlibrary.org/sites/dplorg/files/2021/03/killer%20cults.jpg"><img src="/sites/dplorg/files/styles/blog_inline/public/2021/03/killer%20cults.jpg?itok=2kE8C4Ot" width="133" height="200" alt="cover: killer cults" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </a> </div> <div class="field--item"> <a href="https://www.denverlibrary.org/sites/dplorg/files/2021/03/cults%20uncovered.jpg"><img src="/sites/dplorg/files/styles/blog_inline/public/2021/03/cults%20uncovered.jpg?itok=y0R6l6mD" width="123" height="200" alt="cover: cults uncovered" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </a> </div> <div class="field--item"> <a href="https://www.denverlibrary.org/sites/dplorg/files/2021/03/hollywood%20park.jpg"><img src="/sites/dplorg/files/styles/blog_inline/public/2021/03/hollywood%20park.jpg?itok=RDv6NSod" width="131" height="200" alt="cover: hollywood park" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </a> </div> <div class="field--item"> <a href="https://www.denverlibrary.org/sites/dplorg/files/2021/03/leaving%20isn%27t%20the%20hardest%20thing.jpg"><img src="/sites/dplorg/files/styles/blog_inline/public/2021/03/leaving%20isn%27t%20the%20hardest%20thing.jpg?itok=4f16pN9w" width="64" height="100" alt="cover: leaving isn&#039;t the hardest thing" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </a> </div> <div class="field--item"> <a href="https://www.denverlibrary.org/sites/dplorg/files/2021/03/broken%20faith.jpg"><img src="/sites/dplorg/files/styles/blog_inline/public/2021/03/broken%20faith.jpg?itok=T_FqtT7D" width="132" height="200" alt="cover: broken faith" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </a> </div> <div class="field--item"> <a href="https://www.denverlibrary.org/sites/dplorg/files/2021/03/dont%20call%20it%20a%20cult.jpg"><img src="/sites/dplorg/files/styles/blog_inline/public/2021/03/dont%20call%20it%20a%20cult.jpg?itok=IODiTp-i" width="133" height="200" alt="cover: don&#039;t call it a cult" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </a> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field--item"><p><span><span><span><span><span><span>Just to add to the anxiousness of 2020, academics and the media reminded us that groups such as </span></span></span></span></span></span><a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/QAnon"><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span>QAnon</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></a><span><span><span><span><span><span>, </span></span></span></span></span></span><a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NXIVM"><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span>NXIVM</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></a><span><span><span><span><span><span> and </span></span></span></span></span></span><a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Happy_Science"><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span>Happy Science</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></a><span><span><span><span><span><span> were on the rise. Both terrifying and utterly fascinating, cults and sects have a tendency to capture the attention of just about everyone. Questions abound: Where do these people come from? Most interesting, perhaps, are the psychological components of cult life, such as: How do people get convinced to join a cult? What happens if someone tries to leave a cult? Find a list of titles below, both fiction and nonfiction, that may offer some insights on those who become cult members, as well as the people who manipulated them to do so.</span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span><span><span>Starting with fiction: </span></span></span></span></span></span><a href="https://catalog.denverlibrary.org/search/title.aspx?ctx=1.1033.0.0.6&amp;pos=1&amp;cn=2184179"><span><span><span><span><em><span>Those Who Prey</span></em></span></span></span></span></a><span><span><span><span><span><span>, Jennifer Moffett’s young adult debut, perfectly captures, beyond the nature of cults and the isolation of pre-cellphone eras, the desperation of being alone. Emily heads off to college far away from friends and an emotionally distant family, and struggles. Until she meets Josh, who is kind and interested in Emily’s life, and soon she is meeting other members of The Kingdom. By the time Emily gets to Italy on her 'mission,' she knows she’s in deep trouble. Each chapter is titled with a cult practice, such as “love-bombing” which is done early in the recruitment process, helping readers understand the process.</span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span><span><span>Another outstanding title in the young adult category is </span></span></span></span></span></span><span><span><span><span><em><span><a href="http://catalog.denverlibrary.org/view.aspx?cn=2139689,2141995">Agnes at the End of the World</a> </span></em></span></span></span></span><span><span><span><span><span><span>by Kelly Williams, a story of hope, fear, loss, and faith. Told from two points-of-view, readers follow Agnes and her sister Beth as they navigate their lives in Red Creek, a religious cult, while the world outside the gates faces a pandemic. Respect for religion and symbolism in one world collides with the sisters’ views on feminism and equality in another. Agnes knows that their younger brother cannot survive without insulin, making the difficult decision to try and leave. </span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><a href="http://catalog.denverlibrary.org/view.aspx?cn=2211995,2212011,2202141"><span><span><span><span><em><span>The Project</span></em></span></span></span></span></a><span><span><span><span><span><span> by Courtney Summers dives deep into the female psyche and explores the complex nature of growing up in a patriarchal society that puts young girls at risk in a variety of ways. Summers also does a great job of looking at the complex mental and emotional states of young people, which is why her books resonate with readers of all ages. Lo is an aspiring young journalist determined to save her sister from a cult called the Unity Project. As she gets closer to the leader, she begins to see how deeply members believe in his direction and how dangerous he is. Though this is classed as a young adult title, it reads older and has more mature content.</span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span><span><span>Published in the UK in 2019, author Alex Marwood’s </span></span></span></span></span></span><a href="http://catalog.denverlibrary.org/view.aspx?cn=2105622,2105652,2096846"><span><span><span><span><em><span>The Poison Garden</span></em></span></span></span></span></a><span><span><span><span><span><span> took a couple of years to cross the pond and readers of psychological thrillers should rejoice. And the setting is Wales - how often does that happen? Romy was a baby when her teenage mother, Alison, joined the Ark. She’s known nothing else but their strange, isolated lifestyle that consisted of preparing for the Apocalypse and living off the land while following the teachings of their Father, Lucien. She’s been taught to fear the outside world and those who inhabit it, known to her as the Dead. As the only adult survivor of the Ark’s mass suicide, she must now move into the world of the Dead, with only her estranged aunt to guide her.</span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span><span><span>Alison Wisdom’s impressive debut novel, </span></span></span></span></span></span><a href="http://catalog.denverlibrary.org/view.aspx?cn=2196522,2211302"><span><span><span><span><em><span>We Can Only Save Ourselves</span></em></span></span></span></span></a><span><span><span><span><span><span>, raises uncomfortable questions about parental expectations, social conformity, suburbia, and more. Her book also takes a not-so-common approach to storytelling with the appearance of a chorus, along with traditional third-person narrative. At the same time golden girl Alice discovers she will not be the homecoming queen, a mysterious and alluring man shows up, and just as quickly, Alice is gone. Soon enough, she is part of a cult-like household of four other young women devoted to Wesley, living off the grid in the desert.</span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span><span><span>Thriller readers are very familiar with Heather Graham and her newest stand-alone novel, </span></span></span></span></span></span><a href="http://catalog.denverlibrary.org/view.aspx?cn=2202338,2225969"><span><span><span><span><em><span>Danger in Numbers</span></em></span></span></span></span></a><span><span><span><span><span><span>, will not disappoint. It opens with a ritualistic murder on the side of a remote road, getting the attention of the Florida state police. Special Agent Amy Larson has never seen worse and there are indications that this killing could be just the beginning. The crime draws the attention of the FBI in the form of Special Agent Hunter Forrest, a man with insider knowledge of how violent cults operate, and a man who might never be able to escape his own past.</span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span><span><span>Now for some nonfiction, beginning with </span></span></span></span></span></span><a href="http://catalog.denverlibrary.org/view.aspx?cn=2155786"><span><span><span><span><em><span>Killer Cults: Stories of Charisma, Deceit, and Death</span></em></span></span></span></span></a><span><span><span><span><span><span> by Stephen Singular, known in Denver for his book </span></span></span></span></span></span><a href="https://catalog.denverlibrary.org/search/title.aspx?ctx=1.1033.0.0.6&amp;pos=1&amp;cn=167242"><span><span><span><span><em><span><span><span>Talked to Death</span></span></span></em></span></span></span></span></a><span><span><span><span><span><span>, covering the assassination of a Denver Jewish talk show host, Alan Berg, by a group of neo-Nazis known as The Order. </span></span></span></span></span></span><span><span><span><span><em><span>Talked to Death</span></em></span></span></span></span><span><span><span><span><span><span> in turn inspired the Oliver Stone film </span></span></span></span></span></span><a href="https://catalog.denverlibrary.org/search/title.aspx?ctx=1.1033.0.0.6&amp;pos=1&amp;cn=1512019"><span><span><span><span><em><span><span><span>Talk Radio</span></span></span></em></span></span></span></span></a><span><span><span><span><span><span>. His latest title examines nineteen national and international cults and their leaders, some of them well-known and others more obscure, from Jim Jones to Magdalena Solis. The book uncovers common traits in those who create cults and those who join them -- showing how in these particular cases the mixture ended in tragedy. A fascinating exploration of the human tendency to give up one's power for absolute answers, this book takes readers inside the dangerous dynamics that often result in death.</span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span><span><span>True crime junkies, this one is for you - </span></span></span></span></span></span><a href="http://catalog.denverlibrary.org/view.aspx?cn=2100144"><span><span><span><span><em><span>Cults Uncovered: True Stories of Mind Control and Murder</span></em></span></span></span></span></a><span><span><span><span><span><span> by Emily G. Thompson. While this book does hit on some of the biggest and most notorious ones, it also looks into cults that many of us have never even heard about. The mind games, brainwashing, manipulation, and murder are all very disturbing yet unfortunately real. Though Thompson doesn’t do a deep dive on each and every cult, readers will get a sense of the same techniques used on innocent people.</span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span><span><span>Before he was a writer or a musician (The Airborne Toxic Event), Mikel Jollett, author of </span></span></span></span></span></span><a href="http://catalog.denverlibrary.org/view.aspx?cn=2125721,2127170,2141200,2141192,2135088"><span><span><span><span><em><span>Hollywood Park</span></em></span></span></span></span></a><span><span><span><span><span><span>, was a child who had escaped a cult. Until he was 4, he lived with his older brother, Tony, in a Northern California children’s camp run by Synanon, an addiction-recovery group that by the late ’70s had curdled into insularity and violence. Exploring issues of addiction, mental health, and much more, Jollett looks objectively at his childhood, how he was raised, and his relationship with his parents in this detailed account of his life. He depicts the lasting impact of childhood trauma, sparing no details and intimately sharing the abuse and neglect he experienced in his formative years.</span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span><span><span>Lauren Hough takes spectacular sharpshooter aim and hits the bullseye in </span></span></span></span></span></span><a href="http://catalog.denverlibrary.org/view.aspx?cn=2212632"><span><span><span><span><em><span>Leaving Isn't the Hardest Thing</span></em></span></span></span></span></a><span><span><span><span><span><span>, a collection of essays about several defining chapters of her life. Lauren is an Air Force veteran in her 40s, 6 feet tall, a lesbian, and a childhood survivor of an abusive cult called the Family. While famous for her viral essay about the decade she spent as a cable "guy" in the suburbs of Washington, D.C., Lauren Hough has lived many lives, and now Hough has created a work of essays that cements her place in the queer canon. </span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span><span><span>There’s always the question of where the line between religions and cults exist. Is there a certain point where devotion crosses some unseen line and curdles into something awful? </span></span></span></span></span></span><span><span><span><span><span><span>That’s the process examined in Mitch Weiss and Holbrook Mohr’s new book. </span></span></span></span></span></span><a href="http://catalog.denverlibrary.org/view.aspx?cn=2100135,2127164"><span><span><span><span><em><span>Broken Faith: Inside the Word of Faith Fellowship, One of America’s Most Dangerous Cults</span></em></span></span></span></span></a><span><span><span><span><span><span> explores how something that began as a small religious community gradually became a politically influential, overly controlling entity — and how its members coped with the growing limitations on their everyday lives. </span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span><span><span>Founded in 1998 by Keith Raniere - who in late 2020 was sentenced to life in prison for his actions with NXIVM - the group first gained widespread critical attention in 2017 when allegations of branding and blackmail were revealed in a New York Times article about Sarah Edmondson, an actor and former member. </span></span></span></span></span></span><a href="http://catalog.denverlibrary.org/view.aspx?cn=2221309"><span><span><span><span><em><span>Don't Call It a Cult</span></em></span></span></span></span></a><span><span><span><span><span><span> by Canadian journalist Sarah Berman takes advantage of her access to former NXIVM members to detail the organization’s crimes, which included the sexual abuse of teenagers, slavery, and the branding of members with the initials of its sadistic leader.</span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><a href="http://catalog.denverlibrary.org/view.aspx?cn=2169557"><span><span><span><span><em><span>Cults and Extreme Belief</span></em></span></span></span></span></a><span><span><span><span><span><span> is a streaming video documentary that profiles some of history's most notorious cults. Host Elizabeth Vargas reveals some of the belief systems different groups reinforce and reject and how these beliefs are articulated to recruit members. Former cult members and experts like Dr. Janja Lalich help explain the ways cult leaders employ indoctrination tactics and subsequently use reward and punishment systems in order to keep group members compliant.</span></span></span></span></span></span></p></div> <div class="field field--inline field--name-blog-categories field--type-entity-reference field__items"> <span class="field__item"><a href="/category/blog-categories/books" hreflang="en">Books</a>, </span> <span class="field__item"><a href="/category/blog-categories/movies" hreflang="en">Movies</a></span> </div> <div class="field field--name-free-tagging field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field--items"> <div class="field--item"><a href="/category/free-tagging/cults" hreflang="en">Cults</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/category/free-tagging/sects" hreflang="en">sects</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/category/free-tagging/qanon" hreflang="en">QAnon</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/category/free-tagging/nxivm" hreflang="en">NXIVM</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/category/free-tagging/extreme-belief" hreflang="en">extreme belief</a></div> </div> <section> <h2>Leave a comment</h2> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderForm" arguments="0=node&amp;1=563106&amp;2=comment_no_subject&amp;3=comment" token="kZ0p9YaJE_ZXgtQo9WlohTOLZxFm58w8ChMn5egR3N4"></drupal-render-placeholder> </section> Wed, 17 Mar 2021 12:07:36 +0000 Dodie 563106 at https://www.denverlibrary.org DPL Staff Movie Picks: March https://www.denverlibrary.org/blog/movies/lhallnance/dpl-staff-movie-picks-march-0 <span>DPL Staff Movie Picks: March</span> <div class="field field--name-field-blog-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field--item"> <a href="https://www.denverlibrary.org/sites/dplorg/files/2021/03/Killing.jpg"><img src="/sites/dplorg/files/styles/blog_inline/public/2021/03/Killing.jpg?itok=w2Dr0Fyg" width="200" height="286" alt="Killing" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </a> </div> <span><a title="View user profile." href="/users/lhall-nance" lang="" about="/users/lhall-nance" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">lhall-nance</a></span> <span>March 16, 2021</span> <div class="field field--name-field-multiple-images field--type-image field--label-hidden field--items"> <div class="field--item"> <a href="https://www.denverlibrary.org/sites/dplorg/files/2021/03/Nightingale.jpg"><img src="/sites/dplorg/files/styles/blog_inline/public/2021/03/Nightingale.jpg?itok=iYysTGLt" width="200" height="113" alt="nightingale" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </a> </div> <div class="field--item"> <a href="https://www.denverlibrary.org/sites/dplorg/files/2021/03/Raw.jpg"><img src="/sites/dplorg/files/styles/blog_inline/public/2021/03/Raw.jpg?itok=cVgFdFcq" width="200" height="286" alt="Raw" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </a> </div> <div class="field--item"> <a href="https://www.denverlibrary.org/sites/dplorg/files/2021/03/Meshes.jpg"><img src="/sites/dplorg/files/styles/blog_inline/public/2021/03/Meshes.jpg?itok=COWF-YRI" width="200" height="113" alt="Meshes" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </a> </div> <div class="field--item"> <a href="https://www.denverlibrary.org/sites/dplorg/files/2021/03/Baddddd.jpg"><img src="/sites/dplorg/files/styles/blog_inline/public/2021/03/Baddddd.jpg?itok=wleaszMG" width="200" height="113" alt="BaddDDD" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </a> </div> <div class="field--item"> <a href="https://www.denverlibrary.org/sites/dplorg/files/2021/03/Host.jpg"><img src="/sites/dplorg/files/styles/blog_inline/public/2021/03/Host.jpg?itok=PmeKeIEb" width="200" height="113" alt="Host" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </a> </div> <div class="field--item"> <a href="https://www.denverlibrary.org/sites/dplorg/files/2021/03/Watchmen.jpg"><img src="/sites/dplorg/files/styles/blog_inline/public/2021/03/Watchmen.jpg?itok=dsU_Udxn" width="200" height="286" alt="Watchmen" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </a> </div> <div class="field--item"> <a href="https://www.denverlibrary.org/sites/dplorg/files/2021/03/Creatures.jpg"><img src="/sites/dplorg/files/styles/blog_inline/public/2021/03/Creatures.jpg?itok=tm8mEl04" width="200" height="295" alt="Creatures" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </a> </div> <div class="field--item"> <a href="https://www.denverlibrary.org/sites/dplorg/files/2021/03/Orphan.jpg"><img src="/sites/dplorg/files/styles/blog_inline/public/2021/03/Orphan.jpg?itok=zYaEUBvb" width="200" height="286" alt="Orphan" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </a> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field--item"><p dir="ltr">Hey Movie Lovers!</p> <p dir="ltr">It’s March and I hope you had a great snowy weekend because spring is coming! This month, the staff picked out both TV shows and films they’ve enjoyed watching and wanted to introduce to you all featuring female lead and/or female creators in honor of Women's History Month.</p> <p dir="ltr">Nine of our branches are open for limited hours across the Denver metro area, but don't forget that even though our other branches are not fully open to the public yet, we still have so many services available, like our <a href="https://www.denverlibrary.org/curbside-holds">curbside holds pickup</a> service that we have on offer so you can gain access to all of our physical materials! We also have <a href="https://denverlibrary.kanopy.com/">Kanopy</a>, which is always updating with new, awesome films ranging from documentaries to indie films and classics to blockbusters, all for at-home streaming.</p> <p dir="ltr">Also, as you know, so many great movies are adapted from great books, so if you’re looking for your next great read, feel free to try our <a href="https://www.denverlibrary.org/reads">Personalized Reading List</a> service, in which our librarians will review what you have loved to read in the past and create a list of new titles specifically designed for you. We’ll also make you a <a href="https://www.denverlibrary.org/blog/books-library-news/stacey/new-library-bundles-curbside">Curbside Bundle</a> full of surprises, if you’d like!</p> <p dir="ltr">See you next month, stay safe, sane and watch a movie!</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>Le’ Trail</strong><br /><strong><a href="http://catalog.denverlibrary.org/view.aspx?cn=1856319,%202020529,%202152332">Killing Eve</a> (2018-2022) DVD, TV series</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">Who doesn’t love a charismatic assassin? Sandra Oh and Jodie Comer have received multiple awards and recognition for their roles in this wild ride of two women on either side of the law sharing a mutual obsession with each other as they go head to head in an epic game of cat and mouse. Written also by Phoebe Waller-Bridge and adapted from the <a href="http://catalog.denverlibrary.org/view.aspx?cn=1758136,%201762902,%202043602,%202178354,">Codename Villanelle</a> series written by Luke Jennings (book 2: <a href="http://catalog.denverlibrary.org/view.aspx?cn=1946824,%202043517,%201946840,%201954154">No Tomorrow</a> and Book 3: <a href="http://catalog.denverlibrary.org/view.aspx?cn=2125038,%202137127,%202137649">Die for Me</a>). Final season coming soon, so catch up on the first three seasons!</p> <p><a href="http://catalog.denverlibrary.org/view.aspx?cn=1062021,%201258591,%201387412,%201522714,%201675073">Orphan Black</a> (2013-2017) DVD, TV series</p> <p>Sarah is on the run from a bad relationship when a lookalike stranger commits suicide right in front of her. Sarah sees a solution to all her problems by assuming the dead woman's identity and clearing out her bank account. Instead, she stumbles into a thriller mystery, and uncovers an earth-shattering secret: she is a clone. She learns there are more like her, genetically identical individuals, nurtured in wildly different circumstances, and someone is trying to kill them off, one by one. Tatiana Maslany shines in this series playing all of the clones on screen. She manages to give every one of the characters life to the point that you (and even the other actors on set have admitted) completely forget that they are all played by the same person! Five seasons of perfection that I can’t get enough of.</p> <p><strong>Laurie</strong><br /><strong><a href="http://catalog.denverlibrary.org/view.aspx?cn=1483053,%201802072">Ye Ying - The Nightingale</a></strong> (2013) DVD, Kanopy; China</p> <p dir="ltr">The beautiful scenery is an essential character in this story about a grandfather’s journey from bustling Beijing to his ancestral home in the countryside. Joining him on the trip is his spoiled granddaughter and a pet caged bird; both providing tension and opportunity for transformation. (Directed by Philippe Muyl)</p> <p><strong>Claire</strong><br /><a href="http://catalog.denverlibrary.org/view.aspx?cn=1672232">Raw</a> (2016) DVD; France / Belgium / Italy</p> <p dir="ltr">A vegetarian veterinary student is forced to eat meat during a hazing ritual, and her subsequent violent allergic reaction soon turns into animalistic hunger, sheer bloodlust, and an embrace of carnality in all its forms. (Directed by Julia Ducournau)</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>Lily</strong><br /><a href="http://catalog.denverlibrary.org/view.aspx?cn=2085182">Meshes of the Afternoon</a> (1943) Kanopy</p> <p dir="ltr">This early experiment in feminist filmmaking was made at the Hollywood home of Maya Deren and her husband, it’s a silent short full of evocative images and stylistic camera work. </p> <p><strong>Kristen A.</strong><br /><a href="http://catalog.denverlibrary.org/view.aspx?cn=1801288">BaddDDD Sonia Sanchez</a> (2015) Kanopy</p> <p dir="ltr">I love Sonia Sanchez so much -- she’s an amazing poet, integral part of the Black Arts Movement, and all-around kind and caring person. What a treat it was to visit with, listen to, learn from, and be moved by her in this very personal and wide-ranging documentary. Includes readings of and perspectives on Sanchez’s work by a number of other great writers and artists -- Nikki Giovanni, Questlove, Amiri Baraka, Ayana Mathis, Byronn Bain, and more.</p> <p><strong>Dodie</strong><br /><a href="http://catalog.denverlibrary.org/view.aspx?cn=665158,1316934,2166036">The Host</a> (2007) DVD, Kanopy, Overdrive; Korea</p> <p dir="ltr">More than just a monster movie, this is a wildly prescient quarantine film that makes for edgy viewing at a time when the world is grappling with its own unstoppable mutant foe. The film begins with a short scene in which an American scientist orders his Korean underling to pour formaldehyde down the drains of a lab. We then meet a family who own a buffet kiosk serving food along the banks of Seoul’s Han River, into which the chemical will ultimately flow. Gang-du, a disheveled alcoholic who (barely) works at the booth with his father, joins a crowd bewildered by the sight of a mutated, amphibious fish-like creature that is spotted plunging into the river from a nearby bridge. Chaos ensues, Gang-du’s sister is taken by the fish monster, and soon it’s time for the family to seek revenge. From the director of Parasite, Bong Joon-ho.</p> <p><strong>Stacey</strong><br /><a href="https://catalog.denverlibrary.org/view.aspx?cn=2126677">Watchmen</a> (2020) DVD, TV series</p> <p dir="ltr">Regina King won multiple awards, including an Emmy, for her incredible performance as a secret detective investigating a murder. The TV series questions history, power, storytelling, and perception in an alternate version of the U.S. that can be considered superhero light. King’s physical strength and complexity is showcased in this violent, bold show that will leave you searching for her other films.</p> <p><strong>Lainie</strong><br /><a href="http://catalog.denverlibrary.org/view.aspx?cn=2198725">All Creatures Great and Small</a> (2020) DVD, TV series</p> <p dir="ltr">Spring calls for soothing scenes of pastoral life in the Yorkshire Dales, right? This reimagining of <a href="http://catalog.denverlibrary.org/view.aspx?cn=548382,917713,545031">the popular PBS series that ran from 1978 to 1990</a>, based on <a href="http://catalog.denverlibrary.org/view.aspx?cn=980202,596719,2191458,1237113,1305055">the books by James Herriot</a>, follows a young Scottish veterinarian in the 1930s and 40s and all the trials, tribulations, and joys that come from working with farm stock -- and their owners. The show’s unflinchingly close-up depictions of Herriot’s interactions with real animals are especially notable, and you’re sure to fall in love with the cast of quirky characters.</p> <p>Get more staff picks and share your favorites live every second Sunday at <a href="https://www.denverlibrary.org/event/what-were-watching-0">What We're Watching!</a></p></div> <div class="field field--inline field--name-blog-categories field--type-entity-reference field__items"> <span class="field__item"><a href="/category/blog-categories/movies" hreflang="en">Movies</a></span> </div> <div class="field field--name-free-tagging field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field--items"> <div class="field--item"><a href="/category/free-tagging/women%27s-history-month" hreflang="en">Women&#039;s History Month</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/category/free-tagging/women-artists" hreflang="en">women artists</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/category/free-tagging/television-show" hreflang="en">Television Show</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/category/free-tagging/foreign-films" hreflang="en">foreign films</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/category/free-tagging/film-adaptations" hreflang="en">Film Adaptations</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/category/free-tagging/television-reboot" hreflang="en">Television reboot</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/category/free-tagging/dc-comics" hreflang="en">DC Comics</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/category/free-tagging/independent-film" hreflang="en">independent film</a></div> </div> <section> </section> Tue, 16 Mar 2021 16:00:17 +0000 lhall-nance 563256 at https://www.denverlibrary.org DPL Staff Movie Picks: February https://www.denverlibrary.org/blog/movies/lhallnance/dpl-staff-movie-picks-february-0 <span>DPL Staff Movie Picks: February</span> <div class="field field--name-field-blog-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field--item"> <a href="https://www.denverlibrary.org/sites/dplorg/files/2021/02/OJ.jpg"><img src="/sites/dplorg/files/styles/blog_inline/public/2021/02/OJ.jpg?itok=XUL9HIj1" width="200" height="286" alt="OJ" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </a> </div> <span><a title="View user profile." href="/users/lhall-nance" lang="" about="/users/lhall-nance" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">lhall-nance</a></span> <span>February 16, 2021</span> <div class="field field--name-field-multiple-images field--type-image field--label-hidden field--items"> <div class="field--item"> <a href="https://www.denverlibrary.org/sites/dplorg/files/2021/02/Insecure.jpg"><img src="/sites/dplorg/files/styles/blog_inline/public/2021/02/Insecure.jpg?itok=6M0KQ9ks" width="200" height="286" alt="Insecure" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </a> </div> <div class="field--item"> <a href="https://www.denverlibrary.org/sites/dplorg/files/2021/02/81.jpg"><img src="/sites/dplorg/files/styles/blog_inline/public/2021/02/81.jpg?itok=nnqv1pzY" width="200" height="113" alt="81" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </a> </div> <div class="field--item"> <a href="https://www.denverlibrary.org/sites/dplorg/files/2021/02/35.jpg"><img src="/sites/dplorg/files/styles/blog_inline/public/2021/02/35.jpg?itok=38Wno-1o" width="200" height="113" alt="35" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </a> </div> <div class="field--item"> <a href="https://www.denverlibrary.org/sites/dplorg/files/2021/02/Born.jpg"><img src="/sites/dplorg/files/styles/blog_inline/public/2021/02/Born.jpg?itok=7HtElcgc" width="200" height="113" alt="born" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </a> </div> <div class="field--item"> <a href="https://www.denverlibrary.org/sites/dplorg/files/2021/02/Queen.jpg"><img src="/sites/dplorg/files/styles/blog_inline/public/2021/02/Queen.jpg?itok=tgRzNzI4" width="200" height="286" alt="Queen" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </a> </div> <div class="field--item"> <a href="https://www.denverlibrary.org/sites/dplorg/files/2021/02/Get.jpg"><img src="/sites/dplorg/files/styles/blog_inline/public/2021/02/Get.jpg?itok=WzfNXkMC" width="200" height="286" alt="get" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </a> </div> <div class="field--item"> <a href="https://www.denverlibrary.org/sites/dplorg/files/2021/02/Backstabbing.jpg"><img src="/sites/dplorg/files/styles/blog_inline/public/2021/02/Backstabbing.jpg?itok=-gbLIMpB" width="200" height="286" alt="backstabbing" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </a> </div> <div class="field--item"> <a href="https://www.denverlibrary.org/sites/dplorg/files/2021/02/Gardener.jpg"><img src="/sites/dplorg/files/styles/blog_inline/public/2021/02/Gardener.jpg?itok=sKNz2H_W" width="200" height="300" alt="gardener" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </a> </div> <div class="field--item"> <a href="https://www.denverlibrary.org/sites/dplorg/files/2021/02/Blindspotting.jpg"><img src="/sites/dplorg/files/styles/blog_inline/public/2021/02/Blindspotting.jpg?itok=zH5jUf-0" width="200" height="286" alt="blindspotting" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </a> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field--item"><p dir="ltr">Hey Movie Lovers!</p> <p dir="ltr">It’s February and I hope you had a great Valentine's day/President's Day weekend, but the month is not over yet! We recently&nbsp;added the&nbsp;database&nbsp;<a data-saferedirecturl="https://www.google.com/url?q=https://blackfreedom.proquest.com/&amp;source=gmail&amp;ust=1613579206439000&amp;usg=AFQjCNG7eEt9HwHeeQ4pAvkawWhhEEyfKw" href="https://blackfreedom.proquest.com/" target="_blank">Black Freedom Struggle in the United States</a>&nbsp;from ProQuest. It's available&nbsp;free to libraries, no need for a&nbsp; library card so be sure to check it out!&nbsp;This month, the staff picked out both TV shows and films they’ve enjoyed watching and wanted to introduce to you all featuring BIPOC creators and/or actors.</p> <p dir="ltr">Remember that even though our branches are not fully open to the public, we still have so many services&nbsp;available. Don’t forget about our&nbsp;<a href="https://www.denverlibrary.org/curbside-holds">curbside holds pickup</a>&nbsp;service that we have on offer so you can gain access to our physical materials! We also have&nbsp;<a href="https://denverlibrary.kanopy.com/">Kanopy</a>,&nbsp;which&nbsp;is always updating with new, awesome films ranging from documentaries to indie films and classics to blockbusters, all for at-home streaming.</p> <p dir="ltr">Also, as you know, so many great movies are adapted from&nbsp;great books, so if you’re looking for your next great read, feel free to try our&nbsp;<a href="https://www.denverlibrary.org/reads">Personalized Reading List</a>&nbsp;service, in which our librarians will review what you have loved to read in the past and create a list of new titles&nbsp;specifically designed for you. We’ll also make you a&nbsp;<a href="https://www.denverlibrary.org/blog/books-library-news/stacey/new-library-bundles-curbside">Curbside Bundle</a>&nbsp;full of surprises, if you’d like!</p> <p dir="ltr">See you next month, stay safe, sane&nbsp;and watch a movie!</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>Rachel R.<br /> <a href="https://catalog.denverlibrary.org/view.aspx?cn=1519345,%201519346">O.J. Made in America</a> (2016) DVD &amp; Blu-ray</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">An incredible long form documentary, this 9 hour documentary series explores much more than the notorious OJ Simpson murder trial. It examines racial history and justice in the US throughout the 20th century and explores how the verdict that was ultimately decided reflects the ongoing racial divide in this country.&nbsp;</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>Lily<br /> <a href="https://catalog.denverlibrary.org/view.aspx?cn=1596985">Insecure</a> Season 1 (2017) DVD</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">This tv series is an uncomfortable, yet hysterical portrait of millennial life in contemporary Los Angeles. Issa and Molly are young Black women navigating professional and personal life with witty banter and authenticity. Complicated situations and emotional interpersonal relationships arise, so it's a comedy, but with a lot of drama as well.&nbsp;</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong><a href="https://catalog.denverlibrary.org/view.aspx?cn=2166117">Downtown 81</a> (1981) Kanopy</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">Depicting a New York City that no longer exists, this follows famed street artist Jean-Michel Basquiat as he traverses the city doing graffiti and creating noise music, observing the art scene in its prime.&nbsp;<br /> &nbsp;</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>Laurie<br /> <strong><a href="https://catalog.denverlibrary.org/view.aspx?cn=753769,%202085553">35 Shots of Rum</a></strong></strong> (2008) DVD &amp; Kanopy; French<br /> Lionel is a devoted father who realizes his life will forever change when his daughter falls in love. Directed by Claire Denis.</p> <p dir="ltr">Randell<br /> <strong><a href="https://catalog.denverlibrary.org/view.aspx?cn=901896,%201786409">Born in Flames</a> </strong>(1983) DVD &amp; Kanopy</p> <p dir="ltr">“The movie that rocked the foundations of the early Indie film world, this provocative, thrilling and still-relevant classic is a comic fantasy of female rebellion set in America ten years after the Second American Revolution.”</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong><strong>Stacey<br /> <a href="https://catalog.denverlibrary.org/view.aspx?cn=1626270">Queen Sugar </a></strong></strong>The Complete First Season (2017) DVD</p> <p dir="ltr">Three siblings move back home when they inherit a struggling sugarcane farm in rural Louisiana after their father dies. The notable Ava DuVernay brings to life this family drama full of realistic struggles of money, class, and estrangement.</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong><strong>Claire<br /> <a href="http://catalog.denverlibrary.org/view.aspx?cn=1636975,%201635071">Get Out</a> </strong></strong>(2017) DVD &amp; Blu-ray</p> <p dir="ltr">Chris and his girlfriend Rose go upstate to visit her parents for the weekend. At first Chris reads the families overly accommodating behavior as nervous attempts to deal with their daughters interracial relationship, but as the weekend progresses, a series of increasingly disturbing discoveries lead him to a truth that he never could’ve imagined.</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong><strong>Dodie<br /> <a href="https://catalog.denverlibrary.org/search/searchresults.aspx?ctx=1.1033.0.0.6&amp;type=Browse&amp;term=Backstabbing%20for%20beginners&amp;by=TI&amp;sort=RELEVANCE&amp;limit=TOM=*&amp;query=MTE=%2775256%27&amp;page=0&amp;searchid=0">Backstabbing for Beginners</a>&nbsp;</strong></strong>(2018) DVD &amp; Kanopy</p> <p dir="ltr">This is a real-life political thriller about the secrets and subterfuge surrounding Saddam Hussein’s dictatorship between the end of the Gulf War and his execution in 2006, centered on the 2002 scandal that revealed billions of dollars had been stolen from the United Nations’ humanitarian program called Oil-for-Food. Watch for a Jacqueline Bisset cameo, and a villainous Ben Kingsley.</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong><strong><a href="https://catalog.denverlibrary.org/view.aspx?cn=1883784">The Gardener</a></strong></strong> (2018) DVD</p> <p dir="ltr">Sebastien Chabot’s documentary traces the story of Les Quatre Vents, an elaborate 20-acre garden in Quebec made famous by the efforts of celebrated horticulturist Frank Cabot. Over the course of 88 minutes, Chabot leads viewers through both the garden’s history and its expansive layout to get a feel for how the influence of Cabot’s landmark effort has grown beyond its borders. Sure to inspire any green-thumbers itching for winter to be over!</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong><strong>Daniel<br /> <a href="https://catalog.denverlibrary.org/view.aspx?cn=1883780">Blindspotting</a> </strong></strong>(2018) DVD</p> <p dir="ltr">Trying to make it through his end probation days, a man (Daveed Diggs, from the popular Hamilton, whose talents in that make for one especially memorable scene in this movie) witnesses a police shooting in the now gentrified Oakland neighborhood he and his troublemaking best friend grew up in.&nbsp; Both funny and an insightful social commentary, especially for our current times, this is one movie that will really stick with you long after viewing.</p> </div> <div class="field field--inline field--name-blog-categories field--type-entity-reference field__items"> <span class="field__item"><a href="/category/blog-categories/movies" hreflang="en">Movies</a></span> </div> <div class="field field--name-free-tagging field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field--items"> <div class="field--item"><a href="/category/free-tagging/television-show" hreflang="en">Television Show</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/category/free-tagging/independent-film" hreflang="en">independent film</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/category/free-tagging/bipoc" hreflang="en">BIPOC</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/category/free-tagging/horror" hreflang="en">Horror</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/category/free-tagging/based-true-story" hreflang="en">Based on a True Story</a></div> </div> <section> </section> Tue, 16 Feb 2021 16:24:29 +0000 lhall-nance 551053 at https://www.denverlibrary.org