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      Movies that bring history to life.

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Believe in Me   (2007 - DVD)
Director: Robert Collector
Starring: Jeffrey Donovan, Samantha Mathis, Bruce Dern, Bob Gunton, Heather Matarazzo

Coach Clay Driscoll is a small town basketball coach who seems to have everything going against him. A team he doesn't want. A town that doesn't support girls' sports and small town politics that threaten to undermine any chance he has of winning. But his pride and his "girls," the Lady Cyclones, refuse to let him quit.

This inspiring tale of perseverance, character and redemption pits Coach Driscoll (Jeffrey Donovan) against the school board President Ellis Brawley (Bruce Dern) who has the school board and the town in his pocket. You'll cheer these strong-willed young women and their hard-headed coach as they fight for equality and and a share of the dream, taking on the town prejudice and their own self-doubt in this heart-warming true story of a team, a town and a man who wouldn't give up.

Rated PG for some mild thematic elements and languageGenre: Family  Run Time: 108 minutes   Release Date: 9/4/2007   Nights: 7   Status: (Buy for $1.00)

Daphne   (2007 - DVD)
Director: Clare Beavan
Starring: Elizabeth McGovern, Janet McTeer, Geraldine Somerville

Geraldine Somerville and Academy Award nominees Elizabeth McGovern and Janet McTeer star in this BBC biopic which explores the secret love life of Daphne du Maurier, author of Rebecca and one of the best-loved writers of all time.

Daphne called herself "a boy in a box" and this revealing drama shows how Daphne's incendiary love life informed her writing. Based on personal letters and biographies, this film charts the story of Daphne's unrequited passion for the beautiful and glamorous American heiress, Ellen Doubleday, and how the play she wrote about this forbidden desire led her to a life-changing love affair with the irreverent, fun-loving actress Gertrude Lawrence.

Not RatedGenre: BBC/British  Run Time: 88 minutes   Release Date: 5/27/2008   Nights: 7   Status: (Buy for $1.00)

George Wallace   (1997 - DVD)
Director: John Frankenheimer
Starring: Gary Sinise, Joe Don Baker, Mare Winningham, Angelina Jolie, Terry Kinney, Clarence Williams III

"Segregation now! Segregation tomorrow! Segregation forever!" With these words, Alabama Governor George Wallace thrust himself on the American political stage. He might have been President if a bullet hadn't paralyzed him during the 1972 campaign. And he might have remained a hated symbol of bigotry. But Wallace learned from his own pain - and struggled to undo the pain he had inflicted on others. Gary Sinise (in the title role), Mare Winningham and Angelina Jolie score acting triumphs in this stunning re-creation of an era that won Emmy Awards for Sinise, Winningham and director John Frankenheimer, as well as Golden Globe honors for Jolie and as Best Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television. Experience the power of the man - and this spellbinding movie.

Not RatedGenre: Drama  Run Time: 185 minutes   Release Date: 1/20/2009   Nights: 7   Status: (Buy for $1.00)

Howl   (2010 - DVD)
Director: Rob Epstein, Jeffrey Friedman
Starring: James Franco, David Strathairn, Jon Hamm, Bob Balaban, Alessandro Nivola, Treat Williams, Jeff Daniels, Mary-Louise Parker

James Franco gives a career-defining performance as the young Allen Ginsberg - poet, counter-culture adventurer, and chronicler of the Beat Generation - in Howl, the audacious film from Academy Award winning filmmakers Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman.

Franco as Ginsberg recounts the road trips, love affairs, and search for personal liberation that led to the most timeless, electrifying, and controversial work of his career: Howl. Pushing the limits and challenging the mainstream, the passionate and provocative poem Howl and its publisher find themselves on trial for obscenity, with prosecutor Ralph McIntosh (David Strathairn) setting out to have the book banned, while defense attorney Jake Ehrlich (Jon Hamm) fervently argues for freedom of speech and creative expression. The proceedings veer from the comically absurd to the passionate as a host of unusual witnesses (Jeff Daniels, Mary-Louise Parker, Treat Williams, Alessandro Nivola) pit generation against generation and art against fear in front of conservative Judge Clayton Horn (Bob Balaban).

Rated R for strong sexual content including language and images, and for some drug materialGenre: Drama  Run Time: 84 minutes   Release Date: 1/4/2011   Nights: 7   Status: (Buy for $1.00)

Infamous   (2007 - DVD)
Director: Douglas McGrath
Starring: Toby Jones, Daniel Craig, Sandra Bullock, Peter Bogdanovich, Jeff Daniels, Hope Davis, Gwyneth Paltrow, Isabella Rossellini, Juliet Stevenson, Sigourney Weaver

1959 Manhattan was a party, and none of the glitterati glittered brighter than Truman Capote. Then he saw a story in The New York Times: "Wealthy Farmer, 3 of Family Slain," and the party ended for Capote. He plunged into the murder case that inspired his great "nonfiction novel" "In Cold Blood" and led him into a fevered relationship with one of the two doomed killers. But there's more to the story than you know.

Toby Jones (as Capote) leads Sandra Bullock, Daniel Craig, Sigourney Weaver and many more stars in a witty, moving and astonishing tale of obsession. What happened to the extraordinary literary talent that burned within Truman Capote? The answer may be found in a story at once famous and Infamous.

Rated R for language, violence and some sexualityGenre: Drama  Run Time: 118 minutes   Release Date: 2/13/2007   Nights: 7   Status: (Buy for $1.00)

Introducing Dorothy Dandridge   (1999 - DVD)
Director: Martha Coolidge
Starring: Halle Berry, Klaus Maria Brandauer, Brent Spiner, Loretta Devine, Cynda Williams

Actress, dancer, singer. Here was a woman with talent, beauty and ambition. Dorothy Dandrdge owed it to herself to make it to the eop. And make it, she would. An acclaimed stage performer, Dorothy still struggled with the challenge of her color, in a time that wouldn't let some stars in by the front door. Yet against the odds she beat out many more famous rivals for the role of "Carmen Jones", becoming the first black woman ever nominated for a Best Actress Academy Award. Marriages and affairs would break her heart, but her heart was strong. Seductive and easily seduced, she was born a star - with all the glory and all the pain of being loved, abused, cheated, glorified, undermined and underfeated. Here was a woman who wouldn't wait in the wings.

Rated R for language and sexual contentGenre: Drama  Run Time: 115 minutes   Release Date: 7/10/2001   Nights: 7   Status: (Buy for $1.00)

Isn't She Great    (2000 - DVD)
Director: Andrew Bergman
Starring: Bette Midler, Nathan Lane, Stockard Channing, David Hyde Pierce, John Cleese

An unsuccessful over-the-top actress becomes a successful over-the-top authoress in this biography of Jacqueline Susann (Bette Midler), the famed writer of The Valley of the Dolls and other trashy novels. Facing a failing career, Susann meets a successful promoter (Nathan Lane) who becomes her husband. After several failures to place her in commercials and a TV quiz show, he hits upon the idea for her to become a writer. In the pre-60's, her books were looked upon as trash and non-printable. But then the sexual revolution hit and an audience was born for her books. John Cleese co-stars as her flamboyant publisher and David Hyde-Pierce is her initially prim editor that comes to enjoy her exuberance. Stockard Channing also appears as Susan's best friend. The story shows the hidden behind the scenes story of Susan's life, including her autistic son and her continuing bout with cancer that she hid up to her death.

Rated R for languageGenre: Comedy  Run Time: 96 minutes   Release Date: 2/4/2003   Nights: 7   Status: (Buy for $1.00)

Living Proof   (2008 - DVD)
Director: Dan Ireland
Starring: Harry Connick, Jr., Tammy Blanchard, Amanda Bynes, Regina King, Angie Harmon, Bernadette Peters, Swoosie Kurtz, Amy Madigan

Top-rated movie based on a true story and the book Her-2! Harry Connick, Jr. stars as Dr. Dennis Slamon at a breakthrough time in his career. He helped develop a new experimental drug called Herceptin, which he hopes will become a revoluntionary treatment in the fight against breast cancer. However, when funding for his project is cut, philanthropists Lilly Tartikoff and Ron Perelman help make his life's most important work a reality. With the backing of his new supporters, Slamon continues to perfect his treatment, but his new drug proves that while it has the ability to give life, it does not work for everyone. This gut-wrenching true story explores one doctor's difficult struggle to find a cancer treatment that can save thousands of lives while giving meaning to his own life.

Not RatedGenre: Drama  Run Time: 91 minutes   Release Date: 5/5/2009   Nights: 7   Status: (Buy for $1.00)

Love Ranch   (2010 - DVD)
Director: Taylor Hackford
Starring: Helen Mirren, Joe Pesci, Sergio Peris-Mencheta, Gina Gershon, Taryn Manning

As proprietors of Nevada's first legalized brothel, Grace (Helen Mirren) and Charlie Bontempo (Joe Pesci) aren't your typical married couple. When Grace falls for Bruza (Sergio Peris-Mencheta), a heavyweight boxer contracted to Charlie, passions erupt, leading to murderous consequences.

Rated R for sexual content, pervasive language and some violenceGenre: Drama  Run Time: 117 minutes   Release Date: 11/9/2010   Nights: 7   Status: (Buy for $1.00)

Murder in Greenwich    (2002 - DVD)
Director: Tom McLoughlin
Starring: Christopher Meloni, Robert Forster, Maggie Grace, Toby Moore, Jon Foster

The true story of former LAPD detective Mark Fuhrman's investigation into a Greenwich, Connecticut murder, resulting in the arrest and conviction of Kennedy nephew Michael Skakel.

Rated R for some violent imagesGenre: Drama  Run Time: 88 minutes   Release Date: 5/6/2003   Nights: 7   Status: (Buy for $1.00)

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