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Educational Films Collection: New Films

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New Films

January 2017 Films

Ai Weiwei, Never Sorry- This is a documentary that chronicles artist and activist Ai Weiwei as he prepares for a series of exhibitions and gets into an increasing number of clashes with the Chinese government. Follows Ai "from the close of the 2008 Beijing Olympics (for which he helped design the acclaimed 'Bird's Nest' stadium) to his arrest and 81-day detention in 2011".

Batman, The Animated Series, Volume 1- Contains 28 awesome adventures of the World's Greatest Detective taking down an array of criminal masterminds.

Black Orpheus- The legend of Orpheus and Eurydice set in Rio de Janeiro at Carnival time. Blu-Ray

Black Narcissus- A group of Anglican nuns runs into trouble when they try to start a hospital and a school in the Himalayas.  Blu- Ray

Conviction- Betty Anne Waters is a young woman whose world is shattered when her beloved brother Kenny is convicted of murder and sentenced to life in prison. Steadfastly convinced of his innocence, Betty Anne embarks on an 18-year journey to set Kenny free, using state-of-the-art forensic technology. The unshakable bond between a brother and sister is at the heart of this real-life drama.

Dragnet 1967- Jack Webb stars as tough-as-nails Sergeant Joe Friday who, along with his partner, Officer Bill Gannon, are on the beat tracking down clues, criminals, and corporate corruption in Los Angeles. Includes 17 episodes.

Game of Thrones, Season 6- After the shocking developments at the end of season 5 -- including Jon Snow's bloody fate at the hands of Castle Black mutineers, Daenerys' near-demise at the fighting pits of Meereen, and Cersei's public humiliation in the streets of King's Landing -- survivors from all parts of Westeros and Essos regroup to press forward, inexorably, towards their uncertain individual fates. Familiar faces will forge new alliances to bolster their strategic chances at survival, while new characters will emerge to challenge the balance of power in the east, west, north and south.

Hester Street- Gitl, a young Jewish woman comes to America in the 1890s, only to discover that her husband, Jake, has given up the ways of the old country, and taken up with a new girlfriend, and a new life.

The Iron Ministry- Filmed over three years on China's railways, J. P. Sniadecki's masterful documentary traces the vast interiors of a country on the move: flesh and metal, clangs and squeals, light and dark, language and gesture. Scores of rail journeys come together into one, capturing the thrills and anxieties of social and technological transformation. THE IRON MINISTRY immerses audiences in fleeting relationships and uneasy encounters between humans and machines on what will soon be the world's largest railway network.  Mandarin language

Jazz Singer- The melodramatic story of a Jewish cantor's son who aspires to be a jazz singer, despite his father's strenuous objections.

Jesus Christ Superstar- Rock opera musical version of the last days of Jesus Christ.

Law & Order, Season 1- Join the original Law and Order team of investigators and prosecutors as they deal with cases ripped straight from the headlines.

Manhattan- Describes the relationships of Isaac Davis, a successful New York television comedy writer, aged 42, with a variety of other New Yorkers: his mistress, Tracy, his ex-wife, Jill, his best friend, Yale, Yale's wife, Emily, and Yale's lover, Mary.

Maurice- E.M. Forrester's story of two Edwardian-era Cambridge students that fall in love, but must make difficult choices between abiding by British society's strict norms regarding homosexuality and following through on their feelings.

NYPD Blue, Season 10- The Emmy award-winning phenomenon from co-creators Steven Bochco and David Milch, returns to DVD for its milestone tenth season. This season, the men and women of the fifteenth find themselves under pressure from within, as Internal Affairs investigates Det. John Clark when his name turns up in a murdered prostitutes little black book. Outside the station house, Connie McDowell's developing relationship with Andy Sipowicz uncovers new challenges.

The Pursuit of Happyness- hris Gardner is an intelligent, energetic guy who can't catch a break. In the sluggish Bay Area economy of 1981, he's losing ground, by investing all his family's money in high cost bone-density scanners. His wife leaves him, he loses his apartment, and with his 5-year-old son in tow joins the ranks of the homeless, if not the hopeless. Bounced from shelter to shelter, he finds himself a single dad who has to support and care for a young child. Impressing a Dean Witter higher-up by solving a Rubik's cube during a taxi ride, Chris gets a place in a stockbroker-training program. But internships don't pay, and there's no guarantee he'll be offered a job at the end of it. Against all odds, he pushes toward success, and eventually turns his life around.

Smallville, Season 1- Chronicles the life of Superman as a boy.

Superman, The Complete Animated Series- Chronicles the adventures of Superman, the legendary superhero, as he battles the forces of villainy and continues his quest for truth, justice, and the American way.

The Twilight Zone, Season1

The Twilight Zone, Season 2

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