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New DVDs

The Ferguson Library has a growing collection of contemporary and vintage feature films, as well as many instructional, performance arts, and documentary films.  Below is a selection of recently acquired DVDs recommended by our staff.  For downloadable movies, visit the Library's Hoopla page.

 

The Trip to Italy (2014)

Two comedians go on a culinary road trip, retracing the steps of the Romantic poets in Italy. Starring Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon; Directed by Michael Winterbottom. 108 min., rated R.


 

Get On Up (2014)

Based on the incredible rags to riches story of James Brown, America’s godfather of soul. Starring Chadwick Boseman and Viola Davis; Directed by Tate Taylor. 139 min., rated PG.  


Boyhood (2014)

Twelve years in the making, a coming-of-age film that shows a Texas boy experiencing life’s important moments.Starring Ellar Coltrane and Patricia Arquette; Directed by Richard Linklater. 164 min., rated R.  


 

Maleficent (2014)

In a twist on the classic Sleeping Beauty story, a witch places a curse on the king’s newborn daughter. Starring Angelina Jolie and Sharlto Copley; Directed by Robert Stromberg. 97 min., rated PG. 


Let the Fire Burn (2013)

A longtime feud between the city of Philadelphia and the Black power group, MOVE, comes to a deadly climax. Featuring John Africa and Birdie Africa; Directed by Jason Osder. 95 min., not rated. 


 

Honey (2013)

A young woman tries to help the terminally ill by supplying them with illegial drugs that will be used for assisted suicide. Starring Jasmine Trinca and Carlo Cecchi; Directed by Valeria Golino. 96 min., rated R. 

 

Magic in the Moonlight (2014)

A cynical professional magician begins to fall for a seductive psychic who just might be a fraud. Starring Colin Firth and Emma Stone; Directed by Woody Allen. 96 min., rated PG.
 

 

The German
Doctor (2014)

An Argentinean family welcomes a German doctor into their home, not realizing that they are harboring a very dangerous criminal. Starring Alex Brendemuhl and Natalia Oreiro; Directed by Lucia Puenzo.  93 min., rated PG. 


Royal Cousins at War (2014)

A documentary that explores the lives and rivalries of the three great monarchs who reigned over much of the world in 1914. Narrated by Tamsin Greig; Directed by Richard Sanders. 118 min., not rated.
 

 


The Giver (2014)

When a young man begins to spend time with an elder, he discovers the dark and deadly truth about his community’s past. Starring Jeff Bridges and Meryl Streep; Directed by Phillip Noyce.  97 min., rated PG.
 

Cold in July (2014)

While investigating noises in his house on a balmy summer night, a man is forced to shoot the burgler he encounters. Starring Michael C. Hall and Sam Shepard; Directed by Jim Mickle. 110 min., rated R. 


 

Grigris (2013)

Despite a deformed leg, 25-year-old Grigris is determined to become a professional dancer. Starring Souleymane Deme and Anais Monory; Directed by Mahamat-Saleh Haroun. 101 min., not rated. 

Gone Girl (2014)

On his fifth wedding anniversary, a man tells the police that his wife has disappeared, but is she really gone? Starring Tyler Perry and Ben Affleck; Directed by David Fincher. 148 min., rated R. 


 

Watchtower (2012)

A fire warden at a remote observation station and a woman who sleeps at a bus station begin an impassioned relationship. Starring Olgun Simsek and Nilay Erdonmez; Directed by Pelin Esmer. 100 min., not rated. 

Billy Crystal: 700 Sundays (2014)

One of America’s favorite comics remembers his youth, especially the 700 Sundays he enjoyed with his father before his father's untimely death. Featuring Billy Crystal; Directed by Des McAnuff. 120 min., not rated. 

 


 

 

A Most Wanted Man (2014)

In an attempt to apprehend a suspected terrorist, a German spy follows a man from Chechenia to Turkey.  Starring Philip Seymour Hoffman and Homayoun Ershadi; Directed by Anton Corbijn. 121 min., rated R.