In May, on biblio+, we’re featuring program initiatives highlighting fan favorites, cult hits, must-see documentaries, and everything in between. In addition, in honor of Memorial Day – May 30, we have a special editor’s pick: THE MESSENGER, starring Academy Award nominee Woody Harrelson and Ben Foster.
Explore some of our other programming highlights, including:
- Thrilling Dramas
- Sci-Fi and Fantasy
- World Cinema
- Based on Books
We’re also thrilled to share that we’ll be bringing some of our favorite Hallmark Movies to biblio+ in the coming months! Stay tuned for title announcements and more content updates.
May’s featured titles on biblio+*
Editor’s Pick: THE MESSENGER
An injured soldier is paired with a by-the-book captain to notify families of their loss — a job that bonds them as they debate differing views on serving America. At odds at first; the two find common ground while facing life’s variety of battles.
Starring Academy Award nominee Woody Harrelson and Ben Foster.
TELL IT TO THE BEES
Dr. Jean Markham returns to the town she left as a teenager to take over her late father’s medical practice. When a school-yard scuffle lands Charlie in her surgery, she invites him to visit the hives in her garden and tell his secrets to the bees, as she once did. The new friendship between the boy and the bee keeper brings his mother Lydia into Jean’s world.In the sanctuary of the doctor’s house,the two women find themselves drawn to one another in a way that Jean recognizes and fears, and Lydia could never have expected. But, in 1950’s small-town Britain, their new secret can’t stay hidden forever.
Starring Anna Paquin, Holliday Grainger, and Billy Boyd. Based on the book by Fiona Shaw.
THE PROFESSOR AND THE MADMAN
THE PROFESSOR AND THE MADMAN tells the unbelievable true story of a murderer (Sean Penn) confined to an insane asylum and his unlikely bond with a brilliant Oxford professor (Mel Gibson). Drawn together by the fine line between madness and genius, these remarkable men form an unbreakable friendship in pursuit of changing the course of history.
THIS CHANGES EVERYTHING
An investigative look and analysis of gender disparity in Hollywood, featuring accounts from well-known actors, executives and artists in the Industry.
Featuring Shonda Rhimes, Reese Witherspoon, Meryl Streep, Tracee Ellis Ross, and Geena Davis.
I’M NOT HERE
Steve is haunted by his past as every object in his home, every sound he hears, reminds him of a specific event in his life. Steve connects the events of his life to discover how he ended up alone and broken. As he relives each significant memory, he understands the generational issues that have held him captive like his father before him. Can he move past the pain and forgive his trespassers, and more importantly, forgive himself?
Starring J.K. Simmons and Sebastian Stan.
Written and produced by Bong Joon-ho (PARASITE), SEA FOG is a maritime thriller that captures the essence of why he is considered one of the most talented filmmakers working today. Upon learning that his decaying fishing trawler, the Junjin, is about to be sold, Captain Kang looks to make one final score by smuggling illegal immigrants from China to South Korea. After arriving at the agreed pickup point, a violent storm forces the Junjin to stall in open waters. As tension and unrest spread, Kang and his five-man crew find themselves pitted against their desperate passengers – all while an ominous fog envelops the ship and everyone onboard.
THE 100 YEAR OLD MAN WHO CLIMBED OUT THE WINDOW AND DISAPPEARED
The highest-grossing Swedish film of all time, this comedy blockbuster based on the best-selling novel by Jonas Jonasson is a fanciful spin on world history through the spirited antics of a mischievous centenarian with a flair for adventure.
After a long and explosive life in munitions, involving a multitude of seminal events of the 20th century, such as the Spanish Civil War, the Atomic Bomb, and Cold War espionage, Allan Karlsson finds himself—on his 100th birthday —stuck in a tranquil Swedish nursing home. Determined to escape the monotony, he hops out a window and kicks off a hilarious and unexpected comic-adventure by way of a stolen briefcase, a hardcore biker gang, and an escaped circus elephant named Sonya.
Inspired by the true story of the legendary Lafayette Escadrille, this action-packed epic tells the tale of America’s first fighter pilots. These courageous young men distinguish themselves in a manner that none before them had dared, becoming the true heroes who experience triumph, tragedy, love, and loss amid the chaos of World War I.
In preparation for the first human mission to Mars, six volunteers take part in the ultimate dress rehearsal, living inside a year-long NASA simulation to understand the effects of isolation on the human mind. Filmed by the crew themselves, Red Heaven captures the mounting tension, blossoming romance, and intense feelings of isolation that the six strangers must face in the name of future space exploration. A shockingly prescient film for the current moment, RED HEAVEN is a testament to the human ability to endure in body and spirit, despite isolation and uncertainty.
El Planeta is a dark comedy exploring contemporary poverty, female desire, and the always complicated filial relationships of mothers and daughters. A daughter forced to return home after the death of her father, reconnects with her eccentric mother, hustling to maintain the semblances of their middle-class lifestyle in the face of an impending eviction. Over the course of the week we watch as the daughter’s hopes are tested as she attempts to use her sexuality as a means of escape. meanwhile the mother grifts her way into definite security -the care of a jail cell.
Attempting to surpass his father’s legacy, a reclusive neuroscientist becomes entangled in his own experiment, pitting ten fragments of his consciousness against each other.
A GOOD MARRIAGE
From the legendary Stephen King, author of MISERY and THE SHINING, comes this terrifying thriller. With a serial killer on the loose and a stranger stalking her family, a dedicated wife unveils a sinister secret about her husband that threatens their marriage, and their lives.
Starring Academy Award nominee Joan Allen, Anthony LaPaglia, and Stephen Lang.
In the west of Paris, three strange murders are committed. Each time, the victim is eviscerated before being arranged in a macabre display. While discovering one of these, police commander Eric Lanester loses his sight… as well as the control of the case.
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