This month on biblio+ we’re celebrating women and highlighting films about women’s history, films featuring strong female leads, and films directed by women.
Explore our curated lists to discover movies such as:
Wendy and lucy
Directed by Kelly Reichardt, this drama tells the story of Wendy Carroll who is driving to Ketchikan, Alaska, hoping for a summer of lucrative work at the Northwestern Fish cannery and the start of a new life with her dog, Lucy. When her car breaks down in Oregon, however, the thin fabric of her financial situation comes apart, and she confronts a series of increasingly dire economic decisions, with far-ranging repercussions for herself and Lucy.
Directed by Véra Belmont, this French drama explores the life of the 17th-century performer, Marquise-Thérèse de Gorla, as she rises from obscurity to win the attention of some the most prominent citizens of her day including Moliere, Racine, and Louis XIV.
Directed, produced, and co-written by Atsuko Hirayanagi, Oh Lucy! follows Setsuko as she breaks free of her monotonous life as an office drudge when her niece, Mika convinces her to enroll in an unorthodox English class. There, she adopts a blonde-haired alter ego name “Lucy” and develops romantic feelings for her American instructor.
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- Oscar Winners & Nominees
- Based on Books
- Must-See Documentaries
- Historical Fiction
Some of our new releases include:
Ava (Jessica Chastain) is a deadly assassin who works for a black ops organization, traveling the globe specializing in high profile hits. When a job goes dangerously wrong, she is forced to fight for her own survival.
Lines of Wellington
This lavish, star-studded epic set during The Napoleonic Wars of 1810 chronicles a multitude of characters – soldiers and civilians, men, women, and children as their everyday lives are torn apart by war.
Raiders! The story of the greatest fan film
After Steven Spielberg’s classic Raiders of the Lost Ark was released 35 years ago, three 11-year-old boys set out on what would become a 7-year-long labor of love and tribute to their favorite film: a shot-for-shot remake of the film.
Herb Alpert is…
Herb Alpert, musician, artist, and legend has sold more than 72 million albums and co-founded A&M Records, the most successful independent record company in history. Herb Alpert Is… looks at his life with rare footage and interviews.
A noir thriller told from the point of view of a femme fatale, who falls for the detective in charge of a murder case.
The exploding girl
Ivy heads home with a fresh romance in her heart when an old friendship unexpectedly strengthens. Distressed about her conflicting feelings, Ivy must stay resilient in the face of her epilepsy, lest her emotions become something she can’t control.
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