We’ve officially made it to the dog days of summer, which means it’s time to cool down with some classic Hollywood fare! Enjoy our selection of classic films, including ‘The Big Sleep,’ ‘Charade,’ and more as well as an exciting selection of music documentaries, new releases, and hidden gems.
We’re also excited to promote another exclusive selection as part of our partnership with LIT Videobooks – ‘Indistractable,’ based on the national bestseller by author Nir Eyal, is now streaming on biblio+.
As always, we encourage you and your patrons to follow us on social media at @watchbiblioplus for the latest in new releases and recommendations!
AUGUST featured titles on biblio+*
Editor’s Pick: THE BOOKSHOP
Florence Green, a free-spirited widow, puts grief behind her and risks everything to open up a bookshop — the first such shop in the sleepy seaside town of Hardborough, England. But this mini social revolution soon brings her fierce enemies: she invites the hostility of the town’s less prosperous shopkeepers and also crosses Mrs. Gamart, Harborough’s vengeful, embittered alpha female who is a wannabe doyenne of the local arts scene.
Based on Penelope Fitzgerald’s critically acclaimed novel.
Jim Broadbent and Lindsay Duncan star as Nick and Meg, a long-married British couple revisiting Paris for the first time since their honeymoon in an attempt to rekindle their relationship. During a two-day escapade, wistful Nick and take-charge Meg careen from harmony to disharmony to resignation and back again as they take stock of half a lifetime of deep tenderness and even deeper regret.
THE OUTPOST (Season 1)
Talon, the lone survivor of the Blackbloods, sets off to track her family’s killers, and discovers her supernatural powers, which she must learn to harness.
Fitzcarraldo is an obsessed opera lover who wants to build an opera in the jungle. To accomplish this he first has to make a fortune in the rubber business, and his cunning plan involves hauling an enormous river boat across a small mountain with aid from the local Indians.
From legendary director Werner Herzog.
THE BIG SLEEP
A grizzled American private detective in England investigates a complicated case of blackmail turned murder involving a rich but honest elderly general, his two loose socialite daughters, a pornographer and a gangster.
Starring Robert Mitchum, Sarah Miles, Richard Boone, Candy Clark, Joan Collins, and Jimmy Stewart.
In what’s been called ‘the best Alfred Hitchcock film which he didn’t direct,’ a man is thrown off a train, and when the police locate his wife, it turns out she knew nothing about him – not even his real name. After her are four men, who insist she’s in possession of a huge amount of money which they believe to be theirs. If she doesn’t give it to them, she’ll be killed.
Starring Cary Grant and Audrey Hepburn.
CARMINE STREET GUITARS
Featuring a cast of prominent musicians and artists, and some virtuoso performances, the film captures five days in the life of one shop in the heart of Greenwich Village that remains resilient to an all-too-quickly vanishing way of life.
Directed by Rob Mann and Jim Jarmusch
CHUCK BERRY: THE ORIGINAL KING OF ROCK N ROLL
Chuck Berry tells the story of the Granddaddy of Rock & Roll. In this highly- anticipated official and fully-authorized feature documentary, the absolute instigator of Rock and Roll, Chuck Berry is truly revealed with exclusive access to his family, friends, famous fans and music icons he inspired.
WHERE ARE YOU JAY BENNETT?
A feature-length documentary on Jay Bennett, a legendary musician and recording studio savant, who as a member of Wilco, was a large part of the genius behind their three seminal albums (Being There, Summerteeth, and Yankee Hotel Foxtrot — he co-wrote most of Summerteeth and YHF with Jeff Tweedy), as well as the Mermaid Avenue/Woody Guthrie sessions with Billy Bragg. Bennett went on to a critically acclaimed solo career, before dying tragically at the age of 45.
After serving fifteen years for murder, Callahan returns home to find his victim’s father searching for the body on an endless bog. When he asks the local police officer to remove the man from his land, he soon realizes that the police and community want the killer in their midst gone for good. With no memory of the murder and no way of stopping Sean, Callahan’s only option is to join The Dig.
A woman on the brink of a marriage proposal is told by a friend that she should date other men before spending the rest of her life with her boyfriend.
Starring Rebecca Hall, Dan Stevens, and Gina Gershon.
Shmuel, a Hasidic cantor in upstate New York, distraught by the untimely death of his wife, struggles to find religious solace, while secretly obsessing over how her body will decay.
Starring Matthew Broderick.
A LIT Videobooks Exclusive You sit down at your desk to work on an important project, but a notification on your phone interrupts your morning. Later, as you’re about to get back to work, a colleague taps you on the shoulder to chat. At home, screens get in the way of quality time with your family. Another day goes by, and once again, your most important personal and professional goals are put on hold. What would be possible if you followed through on your best intentions? What could you accomplish if you could stay focused? What if you had the power to become ‘indestructible?’
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