|Blackfish, 599.536 B564Presents the discussion of keeping wild creatures in captivity.|
|Leviathan, 639.2 L5782In this cinema verite work set entirely on a groundfish trawler out of New Bedford, Mass., the filmmakers have avoided the standard equipment of interviews, analysis and explanation. A product of the Sensory Ethnography Lab at Harvard, the film offers not information but immersion in wind, water, grinding machinery and piscine agony. The brutality of fishing, as opposed to its romance, is emphasized here. The experience is often unnerving and sometimes nauseating, because of the motions of the juddering, swaying hand-held camera and also because of the distended eyes, gasping mouths and mutilated flesh of the catch. Presented without dialogue, speech is drowned out by the roar of the elements and the screech and thump of engines and hydraulic winches.|
|Chronicle of a Summer, 152.4 C4684By interviewing a group of Paris residents in the summer of 1960, Rouch and Morin reveal the hopes and dreams of a wide array of people and give us a document of a time and place with extraordinary depth.|
|Little Red Lies, Julie Johnston
Thirteen-year-old Rachel deals with her traumatized veteran brother’s return from service in World War Two and his subsequent failing health, while a teacher offers sympathy that may be more self-serving than she realizes.
|Horde, Ann Aguirre
Protecting a group of refugees after Freaks burn down Salvation, Deuce and her companions decide to raise a defensive army despite everyone’s misgivings about a female war leader, a situation complicated by Fade’s struggles with trauma.
|Boston Jacky: Being an Account of the Further Adventures of Jacky Faber, Taking Care of Business, L.A. Meyer
The irrepressible Jacky Faber, recently arrived in Boston, finds herself at odds with the Women’s Temperance Union and local residents angry at the arrival of hundreds of Irish immigrants on a ship owned by Faber Shipping Worldwide.
|Looking for Alaska, John Green
Sixteen-year-old Miles’ first year at Culver Creek Preparatory School in Alabama includes good friends and great pranks, but is defined by the search for answers about life and death after a fatal car crash.
|The Hiding Place, Corrie Ten Boom
Corrie ten Boom’s account of her amazing family’s experiences during the German occupation of Holland reveals her indomitable Christian faith.
|Twelve Years a Slave, Solomon Northup
Describes the life of Solomon Northup, a free Black man from Saratoga, N.Y., who was kidnapped in 1841 and forced into slavery in Louisiana for twelve years