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Staff Picks Part 2

June 29th, 2020 · No Comments · Books, City Library, E-Books, Main Branch, Movies, Teens, West Branch

Hi folks! It’s time for another round of Staff Picks – Virtual Edition!

Today we are going to post a few films that MCL staff have enjoyed that are available through our online streaming service Kanopy. Click here for more information:

James Burke, known as the Sherlock Holmes of science, lead us through eight life changing inventions like the computer, the jet aircraft, and television. Recommended for those who enjoy history, science, and the intersection of the two.

This Oscar-award winning film examines three chapters in the life of a young man living in Miami. His journey to adulthood find love and support in unexpected places. Winner of multiple Oscars including Best Picture, Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role and Best Adapted Screenplay. Golden Globe winner for Best Motion Picture – Drama. Winner of Best Feature, Best Director, Best Screenplay, Best Cinematography and Best Editing at the Film Independent Spirit Awards. This film is a moving and emotional journey that is beautifully filmed.

A wonderful film filled with the joy of cooking, this is a big-hearted exploration of relationships and food. High energy and high spirits mark this tale of two brothers prepping for the biggest night in their restaurant’s history. Highlights include great music and great food .Winner of Best First Screenplay at the Film Independent Spirit Awards.

This is the story of thousands of cats that roam freely around the ancient city of Istanbul. They have become a big part of the community and are part of what makes the city’s history so rich. A philosophical tribute to the therapeutic power of pets. Winner of Best First Documentary and nominated for Best Documentary at the Critics’ Choice Documentary Awards. Fourth Place for Best Documentary (2017) in the Indiewire Critics’ Poll.

For anyone who is interested in bees or beekeeping, or just wants to know why these insects are so important to our lives and our foodchain. An eye-opening film that may make you appreciate these tiny creatures!

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