Feb 17

Truth

truthThe Dan Rather controversy Truth comes to the big screen with Robert Redford as Rather and Cate Blanchett as his news producer. From Rotten Tomatoes,

On the morning of September 9, 2004, veteran CBS News producer MARY MAPES (Cate Blanchett) believed she had every reason to feel proud of a broadcast journalism job well done. By the end of the day, Mapes, CBS News, and the venerable CBS News anchor DAN RATHER (Robert Redford) would be under harsh scrutiny.

Watch Truth on DVD from the library.

Feb 03

Show Me a Hero

From The Wire creator, David Simon comes a 6-part mini-series, Show Me a Hero based on former New York Times reporter Lisa Belkin’s nonfiction book. From Rotten Tomatoes who clocks the series at a 97% rating,

A bitter dispute over federally mandated public housing divides Yonkers, N.Y., in the late 1980s in this six-part miniseries.

Find Show Me a Hero in our library catalog.

Dec 31

New Year’s Eve Classics

hitchcock silhouetteNew Year’s Eve is the perfect night to queue up some great classic film and steer clear of the maddening partying crowds. Our suggestion for you this year is ring in 2016 with Alfred Hitchcock. And why stop with one? Why not have a double feature or a marathon? We have 33 of Hitch’s films on DVD at the library.

Refresh your memory with two great Hitchcock film lists and an online exposition,
Indiewire’s Alfred Hitchcock’s Top 25 Films, Ranked.
The Telegraph’s From Topaz to Psycho: top 52 Hitchcock films.
Explore all things Hitchcock at the British Film Institute.

Find Alfred Hitchcock films on DVD in our library catalog.

 

Dec 28

Holiday TV Binging

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The holidays are the perfect time to cuddle up with a full season of your favorite television series, or check out a brand-new series you’ve been hearing great things about. The library has a large selection of television on DVD – it’s a huge circulation item for us. Some of the smaller British series are found at Fairfield Woods who are focusing on British television. Here’s a recent list to get you started:

American Horror Story Season 4
Better Call Saul Season 1
Big Bang Theory Season 8
Doc Martin Season 7
Empire Season 1
Getting On Season 2
Gotham Season 1
Grey’s Anatomy Season 11
Hannibal Season 3
Helix Season 2
Homeland Season 4
How to Get Away with Murder Season 1
Indian Summers Season 1
Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell Season 1
Leftovers Season 1
Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries Season 3
Murdoch Mysteries Season 8
NCIS Season 12
New Girl Season 4
Nurse Jackie Season 7
Outlander Season 1
Scandal Season 4
Supernatural Season 10
The Brokenwood Mysteries Season 1
The Good Wife Season 6
The Peaky Blinders Season 1
The Returned Season 1
Under the Dome Season 3
Vicious Season 2
Vikings Season 3

 

 

Dec 24

Happy Holidays

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The library will be closed on Thursday, December 24, 2015 at 5 pm and all day Friday, Saturday, and Sunday as we celebrate Christmas with our friends and family. While our physical doors are closed, take some time to discover our digital resources available 24/7 from home or on the road. All you need is your computer, tablet or phone, an Internet connection and a valid Fairfield Public Library card. Discover

hoopla for streaming movies, television shows, music, and audiobooks
Zinio for e-magazines
Overdrive for e-books and e-audiobooks
Freegal for digital music
Databases for research (including Consumer Reports online)

Dec 20

Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck

montage of heckIn Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck,

Filmmaker Brett Morgen uses material from the Cobains’ personal archives in an in-depth examination of the Nirvana frontman’s childhood, music career and untimely death.

Kurt Cobain, lead singer, guitarist, and songwriter of Nirvana, remains an icon 20 years after his death. (Rotten Tomatoes 97% rating)

Here, we take a journey through Cobain’s life and his career with Nirvana through the lens of his home movies, recordings, artwork, photography, and journals. (Google)

Find the DVD at either location.

 

Dec 01

Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief

going clearCheck out the HBO documentary, Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief on the Church of Scientology now available on DVD in the library. From HBO,

Directed by Oscar winner Alex Gibney and based on the book by Pulitzer Prize winner Lawrence Wright, Going Clear profiles eight former members of the Church of Scientology-whose most prominent adherents include A-list Hollywood celebrities-shining a light on how the church cultivates true believers, detailing their experiences and what they are willing to do in the name of religion. One of the most talked about films at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival, this powerful documentary highlights the Church’s origins, from its roots in the mind of founder L. Ron Hubbard to its rise in popularity in Hollywood and beyond. Going Clear is a provocative tale of ego, exploitation, and lust for power.

Check out Going Clear at either branch in our library.

Nov 25

hoopla Thanksgiving

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The library will be closed on Wednesday, November 25, 2015 at 5 pm and all day Thursday and Friday as we celebrate Thanksgiving with our friends and family. While our physical doors are closed, take some time to discover our digital resources available 24/7 from home or on the road. All you need is an Internet connection and a valid Fairfield Public Library card. Discover

hoopla for streaming movies, television shows, music, and audiobooks
Zinio for e-magazines
Overdrive for e-books and e-audiobooks
Freegal for digital music
Databases for research (including Consumer Reports online)

Nov 23

Dil Dhadakne Do

dil-dhadakne-doThe comedy Hindi film, Dil Dhadakne Do focuses “on a cruise to celebrate their parents’ 30th wedding anniversary, a brother and sister deal with the impact of family considerations on their romantic lives” (IMDb).

Hindi films play regularly in our local theaters in Fairfield and Bridgeport. Find Dil Dhadakne Do in our DVD Express section.