New Movie Releases
FEATURED NEW RELEASES:
KATHY GRIFFIN: A HELL OF A STORY
106 Min. | Public Performance Rights: starting at $325
Genre: Documentary, Comedy | Areas of Study: Political Science, American Studies
Synopsis: On May 30, 2017 an image of Kathy Griffin holding a mask that resembled the severed head of President Trump was released – the image went global and everything she had worked for in her life, vanished overnight.
The film chronicles the unprecedented and historic story of an iconic American comedian overcoming a political and media takedown following the release of the controversial photo.
84 Min. | Public Performance Rights: starting at $250
Genre: Documentary | Areas of Study: Psychology, Disability Studies
Synopsis: INTELLIGENT LIVES stars three pioneering young American adults with intellectual disabilities – Micah, Naieer, and Naomie – who challenge perceptions of intelligence as they navigate high school, college, and the workforce.
Academy Award-winning actor and narrator Chris Cooper contextualizes the lives of these central characters through the emotional personal story of his son Jesse, as the film unpacks the shameful and ongoing track record of intelligence testing in the U.S.
92 Min. | Public Performance Rights: starting at $399
Genre: Documentary | Areas of Study: Russian Studies, History, Cinema Studies.
Synopsis: Mikhail Gorbachev, former president of the Soviet Union, sits with filmmaker Werner Herzog to discuss his many achievements. Topics include the talks to reduce nuclear weapons, the reunification of Germany, and the dissolution of this country.
BIRDS OF PASSAGE
125 Min. | Public Performance Rights: starting at $350
Genre: Narrative | Areas of Study: Indigenous Studies, Latin American Studies, Drugs, Crime
Synopsis: The origins of the Colombian drug trade, as seen through eyes of an indigenous Wayuu family that becomes involved in the booming business of selling marijuana to American youth in the 1970s.
When greed, passion and honor collide, a fratricidal war breaks out and puts their lives, culture and ancestral traditions at stake.
120 Min. | Public Performance Rights: starting at $250
Genre: Documentary | Areas of Study: LGBTQ, Fashion
From Iowa to Studio 54 to Wall Street, Halston lived an American dream. Prodigiously talented, he reigned over fashion in the 1970s, becoming a household name.
But everything changes in the Wall Street era. With his empire under threat, Halston takes the biggest gamble of his life.