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.

 

Nov 22

Mr. Holmes

mr holmesBill Condon’s new film, Mr. Holmes takes on the Sherlock story in an unusual way – Mr. Holmes is elderly, at the end of his career and trying desperately to solve one final mystery. Uber-actor Ian McKellan takes on the man of mystery. From Roadside Attractions,

MR HOLMES is a new twist on the world’s most famous detective. 1947, an aging Sherlock Holmes returns from a journey to Japan, where, in search of a rare plant with powerful restorative qualities, he has witnessed the devastation of nuclear warfare. Now, in his remote seaside farmhouse, Holmes faces the end of his days tending to his bees, with only the company of his housekeeper and her young son, Roger. Grappling with the diminishing powers of his mind, Holmes comes to rely upon the boy as he revisits the circumstances of the unsolved case that forced him into retirement, and searches for answers to the mysteries of life and love – before it’s too late.

Check out Mr. Holmes at both locations of our library.

 

Nov 03

Inside Out

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Pixar’s gigantic international hit, Inside Out finally makes it to DVD this week. The film grossed nearly 1 billion dollars globally. We have copies on DVD and Blu-ray at both locations. Find out what all the buzz is about and enjoy this amazingly positive film about a young girl grappling with her family’s move from the Midwest to San Francisco at age eleven. Inside Out will have you laughing and cheering.

Find Inside Out in our library catalog.

 

Oct 27

Halloween at the Library

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Lots of scary, fun, suspenseful films at the library. We have a Halloween display featuring great television and film favorites including,

American Horror Story: Seasons 1-4 (aka The Jessica Lange Years)
Rosemary’s Baby (classic)
Halloween (the original scream queen Jamie Lee Curtis)

Trick or treating Friday (10/30) at both branches. Why not pick up a DVD on your way out?

 

Oct 22

Two Days, One Night

two days one nightCrazy high rating for the French Film, Two Days, One Night (Deux jours, une nuit) starring Marion Cottillard and directed by the Dardenne brothers (The Boy on the Bike). From Sundance Selects,

Sandra (Cotillard) has just been released from the hospital to find that she no longer has a job. According to management, the only way Sandra can hope to regain her position at the factory is to convince her co-workers to sacrifice their much-needed yearly bonuses. Now, over the course of one weekend, Sandra must confront each co-worker individually in order to win a majority of their votes before time runs out. With TWO DAYS, ONE NIGHT, the Dardennes have turned a relevant social inquiry into a powerful statement on community solidarity, once again delivering a film that is simple on the surface but alive with both compassion and wisdom.

Find Two Days, One Night in our library catalog.

Oct 19

Me and Earl and the Dying Girl

me and earl and the dying girlNew indie charmer, Me and Earl and the Dying Girl on DVD at both locations. From Fox Searchlight,

Winner of the 2015 Sundance Grand Jury Prize and the Audience Award, ME AND EARL AND THE DYING GIRL is the story of Greg Gaines (Thomas Mann), an awkward high school senior whose mom forces him to spend time with Rachel – a girl in his class (Olivia Cooke) with whom he hasn’t spoken to since kindergarten – who was just diagnosed with cancer.

Find Me and Earl and the Dying Girl in our library catalog.

Oct 15

Dogs on the Inside

dogs on the insideWe hosted Fairfield filmmaker Brean Cunningham this week for a screening of his documentary, Dogs on the Inside. From the film’s website,

Dogs on the Inside follows the relationships between abused stray dogs and prison inmates working towards a second chance at a better life. In an attempt to re-build their confidence and prepare for a new life outside, these prisoners must first learn to handle and care for a group of neglected strays. This heart-warming story reconfirms the timeless connection between man and dog, showing the resiliency of a dogs’ trust and the generosity of the human spirit in the unlikeliest of places.

Learn more about Dogs on the Inside.
Check out Dogs on the Inside in our library catalog.