It's too hot and sticky to be outside so grab an iced tea and plop down on the couch with one of these new films recently added to the library's ever-growing collection:
Dear White People
Starring Tyler James Williams, Tessa Thompson, Teyonah Parris, Brandon P. Bell, Kyle Gallner, Dennis Haysbert
A sharp and funny comedy about a group of African-American students as they navigate campus life and racial boundaries at a predominately white college. A sly, provocative satire about being a black face in a white place.
2014, rated R. Comedy.
Gett: The Trial of Viviane Amsalem
Directed by Ronit Elkabetz, Shlomi Elkabetz
Starring Ronit Elkabetz, Simon Abkarian, Roberto Pollack, Evelin Hagoel
An Israeli woman seeking to finalize a divorce (gett) from her estranged husband finds herself effectively put on trial by her country's religious marriage laws, in this powerhouse courtroom drama.
2014, not rated. In Hebrew, French and Arabic with English subtitles.
A Most Violent Year
Starring Oscar Isaac, Jessica Chastain, David Oyelowo, Alessandro Nivola, Albert Brooks
The tale of an immigrant and his family trying to live the American Dream and expand their business amidst rampant violence, urban decay, and corrupt city officials during one of the most dangerous years in the city's history.
2014, Rated R. Drama.