New DVDs for Adults
Hundreds of DVDs are added to the Library's collection each month. Here are the most recent DVDs for adults.
Sweet Sweetback's Baad Asssss Song
A young hustler's aimless pleasure-seeking turns to radicalism after witnessing the beating of a Black revolutionary by two white cops. Sweetback, driven to a state of blind rage, take brutal revenge on the caps, forcing him into a desperate life on the run. Despite a humble opening at only two theaters followed by a torrent of negative reviews, Sweetback mushroomed to $10,000,000 at the box office, landing it on Daily Variety's list of top-grossing independent films. It has also been widely credited as the film that kicked off the so-called "Blaxploitation" film movement.
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A Man Called Adam
About a jazz musician who "has it all," love, friendship, and fame, but whose tormented past threatens to destroy him and his career.
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Coverage of the first National Black Political Convention held in Gary, Indiana, 1972.
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The Broken Hearts Gallery
"What if you saved a souvenir from every relationship you've ever been in? ...Follows the always unique Lucy, a 20-something art gallery assistant living in New York City, who also happens to be an emotional hoarder. After she gets dumped by her latest boyfriend, Lucy is inspired to create The Broken Hearts Gallery, a pop-up space for the items love has left behind. Word of the gallery spreads, encouraging a movement and a fresh start for all the romantics out there, including Lucy herself." -- Container.
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Searching for Bobby Fischer
Josh Waitzkin is a typical seven-year-old who happens to be a chess prodigy. Joe Mantegna stars as Josh's father, a sportswriter determined to see his son become a champion. The film follows their heartwarming journey of discovery, as a father and son learn the one thing neither can afford to lose: their love for each other.
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Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
The battle between the good and evil forces of the wizarding world escalates into an all-out war. The stakes have never been higher and no one is safe. But it is Harry who may be called upon to make the ultimate sacrifice as he draws closer to the climactic showdown with Lord Voldemort. It all ends here.
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Something of Value
In the British East Africa country of Kenya, former childhood playmates Peter McKenzie and Kimani have maintained their deep friendship, even though they have a difference in race, class and tradition. Then the bloody Mau Mau spread violence and terror in an effort to sweep the British from the land, the uprising destroys their magnificent homeland. The men discover that even the strongest bond may be stronger than the beat of the drums or the crack of rifles and the cry for freedom.
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While flying to his father's funeral in rural Appalachia, an intense storm causes Marquis to lose control of the plane carrying him and his family. He awakens wounded, alone, and trapped in Ms. Eloise's attic, who claims she can nurse him back to health with the Boogity, a Hoodoo figure she has made from his blood and skin. Unable to call for help, Marquis desperately tries to outwit and break free from her dark magic.
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Let Him Go
Following the loss of their son, retired sheriff George Blackledge and his wife Margaret leave their Montana ranch to rescue their young grandson from the clutches of a dangerous family living off the grid in the Dakotas, headed by matriarch Blanche Weboy. When they discover the Weboys have no intention of letting the child go, George and Margaret are left with no choice but to fight for their family.
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New parents Adrienne and Matteo are forced to reckon with trauma amidst their troubled relationship. They must revisit the memories of their past and unravel haunting truths in order to face their uncertain future.
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