Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Zero Days (2017)

Director: Alex Gibney
Run time: 114 min.

"A black ops cyber attack launched by the U.S. and Israel on an Iranian nuclear facility unleashed malware with unforeseen consequences. The Stuxnet virus infiltrated it's pre-determined target only to spread it's infection outward, ultimately exposing systemic vulnerabilities that threatened the very safety of the planet. Delve deep into the bourgeoning world of digital warfare in this documentary thriller from Academy Award winning filmmaker Alex Gibney."

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Wednesday, February 15, 2017

The Witness (2017)

Director: James Solomon
Run time: 89 min. 

"On March 13, 1964, Kitty Genovese was repeatedly attacked on a street in Kew Gardens, Queens. Soon after, The New York Times published a front-page story asserting that 38 witnesses watched her being murdered from their apartment windows—and did nothing to help. The death of Kitty Genovese, 28 quickly became a symbol of urban apathy. The Witness follows the efforts of her brother, Bill Genovese, as he looks to uncover the truth buried beneath the story. In the process, he makes startling discoveries about the crimes that transformed his life, condemned a city and defined an era."

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Monday, February 6, 2017

Under the Sun (2016)

Director: Vitaly Mansky 
Run Time: 110 min.  

"A rare, jaw-dropping glimpse of everyday life in the North Korean capital of Pyongyang: Zin-Mi is an adorable 8-year-old girl, who, as she prepares to join the prestigious Children's Union, participates in colorful, joyous patriotic school pageants, eats delicious evening meals at her family's well-appointed apartment, and is doted on by her attractive parents who work in model factories that regularly exceed their production targets. Sounds too good to be true? Of course it is." 

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Thursday, January 12, 2017

Finding Normal

Director: Brian Lindstrom 
Run time: 57 min. 
Call number: HV 5831 .O7 F56


"The film follows two men and one woman leaving Portlands's Hooper Memorial Detox, and entering the Recovery Mentor program , which provides clean and sober housing, drug treatment, and--perhaps most importantly--a mentor who knows first-hand what it takes to stay clean, stay out of prison, and build a 'normal' life."  
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Monday, January 9, 2017

Chicago Boys (2016)

Directors:  Carola Fuentes & Rafael Valdeavellano  
Run time:  85 min. 
Call number:  HC 192 .C45 2016


"After the 1973 coup which brought Augusto Pinochet to power, a group of Chilean economists were given the power to turn Chile into a laboratory for the world's most radical neo-liberal experiments.

These men, including Sergio de Castro and Rolf L├╝ders, both of whom would serve as ministers of finance during the Pinochet years, met in the 1950s at the University of Chicago, where they studied under the famed economist Milton Friedman, and the man who would become their mentor, Arnold Harberger.

Chicago Boys
is their story from their student days through the dictatorship, told by the Chicago Boys themselves. Could their program for 'economic freedom,' such a drastic restructuring of the Chilean economy, only have been implemented by an authoritarian regime? What were they willing to do to achieve their goals? And how do they see the long-term results today?"

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