New DVDs at Evelyn S. Field Library, Jan. 1 Arrival

The Evelyn S. Field Library at Raritan Valley Community College offers more than just books.  You can also check out DVDs with a valid RVCC ID.

Claudine (1974 Rated: PG for sex scenes, nudity and some language)

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Director John Berry

StarringDiahann Carroll, James Earl Jones, Lawrence Hilton-Jacobs

Awards Nominated for 1975 Oscar for Best Actress in a Leading Role--Diahann Carroll. Nominated for Golden Globe for Best Motion Picture Actress/Actor in a Musical/Comedy--Diahann Carroll/James Earl Jones. Won the 1975 Image Award for Outstanding Actress/Actor in a Motion Picture--Diahann Carroll/James Earl Jones

While struggling to support herself and her six children in Harlem by working as a maid for a wealthy family, Claudine (Carroll) meets a charming garbage man, Roop (James Earl Jones). Although Roop is smitten with the lovely single mother, his own life trials makes him slow to respond to her invitation to a lifetime of love. Musical score performed by Gladys Knight and the Pips.  Music and lyrics composed and produced by Curtis Mayfield.

The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014 Rated: R for language, some sexual content and violence)

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Director:  Wes Anderson

Starring: Ralph Fiennes, F. Murray Abraham, Mathieu Amalric, Willem Dafoe, Jeff Goldblum, Harvey Keitel, Jude Law, Bill Murray, Edward Norton, Jason Schwartzman, Tilda Swinton, Tom Wilkinson

Awards:  Nominated for 2015 Oscar for Best Motion Picture of the Year, Best Achievement in Directing, Best Writing, Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen, Best Achievement in Cinematography. Won the 2015 Golden Globes for Best Motion and Best Director.

The adventures of Gustave H, a legendary concierge at a famous European hotel between the wars, and Zero Moustafa, the lobby boy who becomes his most trusted friend. The story involves the theft and recovery of a priceless Renaissance painting and the battle for an enormous family fortune.

Monster (2003 Rated: R for strong violence and sexual content, and for pervasive language)

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Director: Patty Jenkins

Stars: Charlize Theron, Christina Ricci, Bruce Dern

Awards: Won 2004 Oscar for Best Actress in a leading role. Won the Screen Actors Guild Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role--Charlize Theron.

Based on the true story of Aileen Wuornos, a prostitute who was executed in 2002 for the brutal murders of at least six men in Florida. Homeless most of her life, Wuornos subsisted by working as a prostitute. In Florida, down to her last five dollars and pondering suicide, she stopped into a bar for a beer where she meets Selby. One night, after a john attacks her, Aileen pulls a gun and kills the man. Aileen's loathing for the men who pay her for sex becomes so extreme that she begins killing her customers regardless of their behavior.

America: Imagine the World Without Her (2014 Political Documentary Rated: PG-13 for violent images)

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Director:   Dinesh D'Souza, John Sullivan

Stars: Dinesh D'Souza, President Barack Obama, Josh Bonzie

Awards: Nominated for the 2015 Golden Reel Award for sound editing.

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In an era where the American Dream seems to have faded into a dark new dawn, filmmakers Dinesh D'Souza and John Sullivan ponder what may have become of the world if the U.S. had never come into being. By creating an alternate history in which British forces kill General George Washington during the American Revolutionary War, the filmmakers lay the groundwork for a thought-provoking meditation on the crucial role of the United States on the world stage.

Primates (2010)

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Director BBC Motion Gallery

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Title appears on DVD cover as "Wild Kingdom Primates."  A breathtaking exploration of some of nature's most spectacular wildlife. Watch stunning footage from BBC Motion Gallery of animals as they live, play, and hunt in their native habitats around the world. This DVD explores the habitats of the wide variety of fascinating primates that inhabit the rainforests of South America, Africa and Madagascar.

The list and movie descriptions were provided by Kathy Tenzer. All other information was written by Ben Auletta.

Kathy Tenzer
Technical Services Associate / Evelyn S. Field Library
Kathy Tenzer is the Technical Services Associate at The Evelyn S. Field Library at Raritan Valley Community College.

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