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This month we’re featuring movies and series inspired by Black History Month, including Michelle Obama: Life After the White House, Resistance in a Hostile Environment: Uprising from Academy Award® winning director Steve McQueen and the BBC, Barbara Lee: Speaking Truth to Power, and so much more.
We’re also featuring a selection swoon-worthy Valentine’s Romance titles from the Hallmark Channel, like Dater’s Handbook starring Meghan Markle, alongside New Releases and Recent Discoveries, including new seasons of Sue Thomas F.B.Eye, A Man Called Ove – the basis for the new film ‘A Man Called Otto’ starring Tom Hanks – and the British detective series Wallander starring Kenneth Branagh from the BBC.
We’re also excited to feature the Kids title Party Nazari’s Fantastic Future from our partners at Vooks: Storybooks Brought to Life.
February’s featured titles on biblio+*
Outcasts: New to biblio+ from the BBC
Sci-fi thriller about a group of courageous pioneers who have a unique opportunity: the chance to build a new and better future on another planet. Living in the frontier town of Forthaven, the Outcasts are passionate about their jobs, confident of their ideals and optimistic about the future. Although as they continue to work and live together, they come to realize that this is no ordinary planet. Mystery lurks around them and threatens the fragile peace of Forthaven. Is there a bigger purpose at work?
Sue Thomas F.B.Eye: new seasons
The true story of a deaf woman, Sue Thomas, whose lip-reading skills land her a surveillance job with the FBI.
The audacious murder of the brother of North Korea’s Supreme Leader Kim Jong-un in a crowded Malaysian airport sparked a worldwide media frenzy. At the center of the investigation are two young women who are either cold-blooded killers or unwitting pawns in a political assassination. ASSASSINS goes beyond the headlines to question every angle of this case, from human trafficking to geo-political espionage to the secretive dynamics of the North Korean dynasty.
Realizing she has a habit of picking the wrong guy, Cassandra turns to a self-help book to help her ailing love life. After following the book’s advice she must choose between following the rules and following her heart. A Hallmark Channel original.
NEW TO BIBLIO+ FROM BBC
Is monogamy outdated? Can you love more than one person? After years of respectable marriage, Joy and Alan are going to try doing what’s right for them. Toni Collette and Steven Mackintosh star in playwright Nick Payne’s drama.
First Men in the Moon
Mark Gatiss’s adaptation of HG Wells’s science fiction classic. July 1969, and as the world waits with bated breath for the Apollo astronauts to land on the moon, a young boy meets 90-year-old Julius Bedford. He’s a man with an extraordinary story of how, way back in 1909, he got to the Moon first, and, together with the eccentric Professor Cavor, discovered a terrifying secret deep beneath its seemingly-barren surface.
Wallander: Editor’s Pick
Kenneth Branagh stars as the flawed but deeply human detective, Kurt Wallander. Wallander must battle his own demons as he works to solve a series of terrifying murders in the seaside town of Ystad in southern Sweden. When a politician is brutally murdered with an axe, Wallander investigates the relationship between a series of similar murders. His investigation into the link between a heart attack victim and the murder of a cab driver by two teenage girls leads him deep into a conspiracy. And when three teenagers are found shot, he must find the connection with the murder of a colleague.
BLACK HISTORY MONTH
Michelle Obama: Life After the White House
Former First Lady MICHELLE OBAMA’S story has just begun. The Obamas have remained quite busy with their new life of activism which includes their issue-oriented production company, Higher Ground, which won an Oscar for Best Documentary in 2020. Mrs. Obama’s autobiography, Becoming, has become the best-selling memoir of all time and even won a Grammy following the publication of her book. Get lost in the incredible journey of this modern-day First Lady’s story in the making…
Resistance in a Hostile Environment: Uprising
This visceral series explores how three seminal events during 1981 – a racist arson attack, the Black People’s Action Day protest, and riots in Brixton – intertwined. And how, in the process, race relations were defined for a generation.
Barbara Lee: Speaking Truth to Power
An intimate, inspiring, and timely portrait of Congresswoman Barbara Lee, a true pioneer of American civil rights who was the lone voice in opposition to the authorization of military force after the September 11th attacks. A unique selection of political commentators, activists, politicians, and family members add depth to the story of the highest-ranking Black woman in the US Congress. Uncompromising and conscientious to the core, she is its most steadfast voice for peace, and for economic and racial justice.
A Man Called Ove
Stepping from the pages of Fredrik Backman’s international best selling novel, Ove is the quintessential angry old man next door. An isolated retiree with strict principles and a short fuse, who spends his days enforcing block association rules that only he cares about, and visiting his wife’s grave, Ove has given up on life. Enter a boisterous young family next door who accidentally flattens Ove’s mailbox while moving in and earning his special brand of ire. Yet from this inauspicious beginning an unlikely friendship forms and we come to understand Ove’s past happiness and heartbreaks.
Serengeti: New to biblio+ from the BBC
This pioneering series follows the interconnected stories of a cast of iconic savannah animals over one year. With unique access to a pristine and unspoilt corner of the Serengeti, it captures the drama of their daily lives and the emotional moments they face. Join the lonely lioness, exiled from the pride, the passionate baboon desperately trying to win back his lost love and the cheeky, fun-loving mongoose family on the lookout for a free lunch. Serengeti brings this incredible world of real-life animal drama to the screen in intimate and breathtaking detail.
All Summers End
Peer-pressured by his two best friends to prove they’re more important than a girl, Conrad Stevens (Tye Sheridan, Ready Player One) pulls an innocent prank that has a disastrous impact on the family life of his girlfriend, Grace Turner (Kaitlyn Dever, Detroit). Racked with guilt, Conrad tries to make up for his mistake by doing everything he can for Grace-except tell the truth. What began as innocent summer love suddenly transforms into something more real than either could have expected.
KIDS AND FAMILY
Party Nazari’s Fantastic Future
“What do you want to be when you grow up?” Nazari has many fantastic ideas for her future. Could she be an astronaut? A farmer? Maybe a scientist? A dentist? An engineer? Or maybe, she can be all of them! Nazari has the courage and confidence to dream big, not putting any limits on what is possible!
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