New DVDs Available in the Library Now

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New Documentaries:

Blackfish The filmmaker began researching the lives of orcas in captivity after the death of Sea World trainer Dawn Brancheau.  Her film offers a powerful and provocative look at a remarkable breed of animals that humans still don't fully understand, and how the financial interests of water parks and resorts may run counter to the best interests of the animals they put on display. Cover shows a killer whale and the title, "Blackfish" Dark Girls Dark Girls is a fascinating and controversial film that goes underneath the surface to explore the prejudices dark-skinned women face throughout the world.   A woman's face is created by using pictures from four women with dark complexions. Hungry for Change This documentary exposes shocking secrets the diet, weight loss and food industries don't want you to know about deceptive strategies designed to keep you coming back for more. Find out what's keeping you from having the body and health you deserve and how to escape the diet trap forever. A smiling woman holds a paper grocery bag filled with fresh food. The title says, "Hungry for Change." Also: Muscle Shoals, Into the Abyss: A Tale of Death, A Tale of Life, Head Games, Marley, Undefeated, The Wall: A World Divided, Too Important to Fail, and more!

New Feature Films:

Fruitvale Station This drama centered on the tragic shooting of Oscar Grant, a vibrant 22-year-old Bay Area father who was senselessly gunned down by BART officers on New Year's Day in 2009, and whose murder sent shockwaves through the nation after being captured on camera by his fellow passengers. An African American man wearing dark clothes and a hat stands sideways. The title says, "Fruitvale Station."   12 Years a Slave Based on the true story of Solomon Northup. It is 1841, and Northup, an accomplished, free citizen of New York, is kidnapped and sold into slavery. An African American male running. The title says, "12 Years a Slave." Gravity A heart-pounding thriller that will draw viewers into the infinite and merciless realm of deep space. A female hovers in a spacecraft. The title says, "Gravity." Also: Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom, Philomena, Blue Jasmine, American Hustle, Nebraska, Inside Llewyn Davis, Wolf of Wall Street, and more!

Check the online catalog or our upstairs display to discover new titles.