"A charmingly eccentric hotel maid discovers a guest murdered in his bed, turning her once orderly world upside down--and inspiring a motley crew of unexpected allies to band together to solve the mystery--in this utterly original debut. Molly Dunn is not like everyone else. She struggles with social skills and interprets people literally. Her gran used to interpret the world for her, codifying it into simple rules that Molly could live by. Since...
4) Loving Leah
1 videodisc (98 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
When his brother dies, Jake, a 30-year-old cardiologist, is called upon to marry the widow, Leah, under orthodox Jewish law. While initially just going through the motions to satisfy their mothers, the two soon find themselves in love.
It's 1989 in New York City, and for three teens, the world is changing. Reza is an Iranian boy who has just moved to the city with his mother to live with his stepfather and stepbrother. He's terrified that someone will guess the truth he can barely acknowledge about himself. Reza knows he's gay, but all he knows of gay life are the media's images of men dying of AIDS. Judy is an aspiring fashion designer who worships her uncle Stephen, a gay man...
The story of two generations of hard-living clam diggers trying to maintain their way of life in the midst of the enormous changes swirling around them. A funny, heartfelt '70s-era period piece set in the still-unspoiled Hamptons area of Long Island.
1 videodisc (101 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Max has an active imagination, who will throw a fit if others don't go along with what he wants. Following an incident with his sister Claire and her friends, Max throws a tantrum when his mother pays more attention to her boyfriend than to him - runs away from home. Wearing his wolf costume at the time, Max not only runs away physically, but runs toward a world in his imagination. This world, an ocean away, is inhabited by large wild beasts, including...
9) Cold Souls
Paul Giamatti is an anxious New Yorker who finds the answer to his deep-rooted malaise after stumbling upon an article about a high-tech company that claims to have found a solution to human suffering. By deep-freezing souls, claims the company, they can give their customers a life free from fear, doubt, and worry. Eager to free himself from the emotional burden of angst, Giamatti eagerly enlists their services. Trouble arises, however, when Giamatti's...
10) A dog year
1 videodisc (ca. 80 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Jon Katz is a writer at a mid-life crossroads who decides to adopt and train a high-strung border collie named Devon, only to discover it's he himself who has the real lessons to learn. Based on a true story.