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New Films - First Quarter 2014

A selection of films added to the Highland Park Public Library's AV collection in 2014.

"Set against the golden age of Formula One racing in the 1970s, Rush is based on the true story of a spectacular sporting rivalry between English playboy James Hunt, and his structured, intelligent opponent, Austrian driver Niki Lauda." Find RUSH in our catalog: highlandpark.bibl...

"At a fifteen year reunion over the Christmas holidays, a group of college friends soon discover how simple it is for old rivalries and romances to resurface." Find THE BEST MAN HOLIDAY in our catalog: highlandpark.bibl...

"The night after another unsatisfactory New Year party, Tim's father tells his son that the men in his family have always had the ability to travel through time. Tim can't change history, but he can change what happens and has happened in his own life, so he decides to make his world a better place by getting a girlfriend." Find ABOUT TIME in our catalog: highlandpark.bibl...

"Eighty-six-year-old Irving Zisman is on a journey across America with the most unlikely companion: his eight-year-old grandson Billy. The duo will encounter male strippers, disgruntled child beauty pageant contestants, funeral home mourners, biker bar patrons, and a whole lot of unsuspecting citizens. Real people in unreal situations, making for one really messed up comedy." Find BAD GRANDPA in our catalog: highlandpark.bibl...

"Four years ago, impassioned young outlaw couple Bob Muldoon and Ruth Guthrie were apprehended in the Texas hills during a shootout that left a local officer wounded by a bullet from Ruth's gun. Taking the blame, Bob was sentenced to 25 years in prison. After engineering an escape, Bob is now determined to reconnect with the love of his life." Find AIN'T THEM BODIES SAINTS in our catalog: highlandpark.bibl...

"Dom and his crew of professional criminals have retired around the world, but their inability to return home and living forever on the lam has left their lives incomplete. Hobbs asks Dom and Brian to help him take down an organization of lethally skilled mercenary drivers. In return, their crew will receive full pardons and be allowed to return home." Find FAST & FURIOUS 6 in our catalog: highlandpark.bibl...

"Policeman John Cale has just been denied his dream job with the Secret Service. Not wanting to let down his little girl with the news, he takes her on a tour of the White House when the complex is overtaken by an armed paramilitary group. Now, with the nation's government falling into chaos and time running out, it's up to Cale to save the president, his daughter, and the country." Find WHITE HOUSE DOWN in our catalog: highlandpark.bibl...

"While Aimee dreams of the future, Sutter lives in the now, and yet somehow, they're drawn together. What starts as an unlikely romance becomes a sharp-eyed, straight-up snapshot of the heady confusion and haunting passion of youth." Find THE SPECTACULAR NOW in our catalog: highlandpark.bibl...

"The true story of Oscar Grant, a 22-year-old Bay Area resident who wakes up on the morning of December 31, 2008 and feels something in the air. Not sure what it is, he takes it as a sign to get a head start on his resolutions: Being a better son to his mother, being a better partner to his girlfriend, and being a better father to T, their beautiful four-year-old daughter." Find FRUITVALE STATION in our catalog: highlandpark.bibl...

Fruitvale Station (2013) | My Film Journal

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"A brilliant biopic of the influential German-Jewish philosopher and political theorist. Arendt's reporting on the 1961 trial of ex-Nazi Adolf Eichmann in The New Yorker, controversial both for her portrayal of Eichmann and the Jewish councils, introduced her now-famous concept of the 'Banality of Evil.'" Find HANNAH ARENDT in our catalog: highlandpark.bibl...

Hannah Arendt (2012)

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"Inspired by a true story about Cecil Gaines, a devoted husband, father, and White House butler who served eight Presidential administrations during the turbulent politics and civil rights battles of twentieth century America." Find LEE DANIELS' THE BUTLER in our catalog: highlandpark.bibl...

"After everything in her life falls to pieces, including her marriage to wealthy businessman Hal, elegant New York socialite Jasmine moves into her sister Ginger's humble apartment in San Francisco to try to pull herself back together again." Find Woody Allen's latest film BLUE JASMINE in our catalog: highlandpark.bibl...