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New DVDs!

  • Posted by: Kristyna Carroll
  • Posted Date: March 11, 2011
  • Filed Under: New Books

Falvey Library has received so many new DVDs this month that they had to be pulled from the New Books list and given their own blog post!

The new DVDs include requests by faculty, a few 2011 Academy Award winners, Cultural Film Series features, recent releases, and notable documentary films.  Check out some highlights below, then browse the full list of recent DVD arrivals.

If you are still suffering from a case of Oscar fever, don’t miss Falvey’s collection of materials realted to the Academy Awards (including many films), or the extensive list of Best Picture winners we have on hand.

Enjoy!

The Social Network
Best Picture Nominee, 2011 Academy Awards
Original Release: 2010
In a fury of blogging and programming, what begins in his dorm room soon becomes a global social network and a revolution in communication. A mere six years and 500 million friends later, Zuckerberg is the youngest billionaire in history, but for this entrepreneur, success leads to both personal and legal complications.

Catfish
Documentary Film
Original Release: 2010
In late 2007, filmmakers Ariel Schulman and Henry Joost sensed a story unfolding as they began to film the life of Ariel’s brother, Yaniv (Nev). A reality thriller that is a shocking product of our times, Catfish is a riveting story of love, deception and grace within a labyrinth of online intrigue.

The Town
Original Release: 2010
Produced by Basil Iwanyk (Villanova, ’92)
When Doug falls into a passionate romance with the bank manager briefly taken hostage in their last heist, he wants out of this life and out of the town. As the Feds close in and the crew questions his loyalty, he has one of two choices: betray his friends or lose the woman he loves.

The Cranes are Flying
Cultural Film Series
Original Release: 1957
When Veronica’s lover, Boris, goes to war, she moves in with Boris’ family. His cousin seduces her and out of guilt she marrys him. Unhappy in her marriage and still in love with Boris she leaves her husband to wait for Boris to return. Later she learns Boris has been killed in the war.

Tales from the Script
Documentary Film
Original Release: 2010
Celebrated scribes reveal the fascinating creative adventures that gave birth to beloved classics (and notorious flops). By analyzing their triumphs and recalling their failures, the participants explain how successful writers develop the skills necessary for toughing out careers in Hollywood.

Jack Goes Boating
Original Release: 2010
Directed by & Starring Philip Seymour Hoffman
Jack and Connie are two single people who on their own might continue to recede into the anonymous background of New York City, but in each other begin to find the courage and desire to pursue a budding relationship. As Jack and Connie cautiously circle commitment, the couple that introduced them, Clyde and Lucy, confront their own unresolved issues, and each couple comes face to face with the inevitable path of their relationship.

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Kristyna Carroll
kristyna.carroll@villanova.edu
610-519-5391

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