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February 2019: New and On-Order DVDs

Published: February 14, 2019

The Amazing Human Body (2018, PBS Documentary) (widescreen) This three-part series uses cutting-edge graphics to reveal the surprisingly beautiful biological processes that keep one alive. Discover the ingenious ways your body develops, adapts, and endures, and witness the fascinating and finely tuned systems that keep one’s body motoring, and the scientists guessing.   Arctic (2019, Drama: Survival. Director: Joe Penna) (widescreen, PG-13) Starring: Mads Mikkelsen, Maria Thelma Smaradottir A man stranded after a plane crash must decide if he should undertake a trek into the unknown in hopes of rescue or remain in his self-made camp that provides relative safety. …


January 2019: New and On-Order DVDs

Published: February 14, 2019

1985 (2018, Award-winning LGBT Drama: Overcoming adversity, Dir. Yen Tan) (widescreen, NR) Starring: Cory Michael Smith, Virginia Madsen, Michael Chiklis, Jamie Chung Closeted advertising executive Adrian returns to his Texas hometown for the holidays during the first wave of the AIDS crisis. Burdened with an unspeakable tragedy in New York City. Adrian looks to reconnect with his preteen brother Andrew while navigating his relationship with religious parents Eileen and Dale. When he reaches out to his estranged childhood friend, their unresolved issues force Adrian to confront an uncertain future that will significantly alter the lives of those around him.   …


December 2018: New and On-Order DVDs

Published: December 15, 2018

1945 (2017, Award-winning Hungarian Drama, Dir.  Ferenc Torok) (widescreen, in Hungarian with English subtitles) Starring: Peter Rudolf, Ivan Angelus, Marcell Nagy, Bence Tasnadi, Tamas Szabo Kimmel, Dora Sztarenki, Agi Szirtes, Jozsef Szarvas, Eszter Nagy-Kalozy, Sandor Terhes On a summer day in 1945, an Orthodox man and his grown son return to a village in Hungary while the villagers prepare for the wedding of the town clerk’s son. The townspeople, suspicious, remorseful, fearful, and cunning, expect the worst and behave accordingly. The town clerk fears the men may be heirs of the village’s deported Jews and expects them to demand their …


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Black Panther

Published: February 6, 2018

Did you know that Ypsilanti has its own local superhero? Jermaine Dickerson, creator of Hero Nation Ypsilanti, has accomplished quite a few stupendous feats. Besides creating Ypsilanti’s biggest ever superhero comic con, he has also worked to inspire local youth with his passion for superheros and the idea that we all can be heroes and heroines in our community! Recently, he helped organize a campaign to get tickets for students at Ypsilanti Community High School to see the new Black Panther film! Check out this great clip from Fox 2 about it!   For more about this project, …


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Inside the Racial Justice Discussion series

Published: December 28, 2017

La’Ron Williams Fully titled “Safely talking and learning about race and racism,” the series has brought hundreds of people to the library to watch films and hold open, honest conversations in a safe and supportive environment. What began as a short-term partnership between YDL and the Interfaith Council for Peace and Justice is now in its third year. YDL asked facilitator and moderator La’Ron Williams about the intention and impact of these discussions. YDL: What motivated the start of this series? La’Ron Williams: In a nutshell, the racial climate about two years ago was one in which there were heightened …



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