Random Movie Monday — Frontline: Lost in Detention President Obama’s Tough Immigration Enforcement

Today’s Random Movie feels a little on the nose given recent events here in DC. This 2011 PBS Frontline documentary, produced with our very own American University Investigative Reporting Workshop, examines the immigration policies of President Obama. Here’s our summary: More than one million immigrants have been deported since President Obama took office. Deportations and […]

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Remembering Penny Marshall

Today we mourn Penny Marshall, the trailblazing actress and director, who died on Sunday at the age of 75. Marshall began her career in the entertainment industry in the late 1960s, acting in commercials. In the 1970s, she moved to television shows, playing supporting roles in shows like The Odd Couple before landing a starring […]

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New Acquisitions

Campus Use Paywall: The Business of Scholarship White Right: Meeting the Enemy (DVD 16148) Home Use: Strange Victory (DVD 16149) We The People 2.0 (DVD 16150) Hare Krishna! (DVD 16152) The Last Laugh (DVD 16153) Won’t You Be My Neighbor? (DVD 16154) More DVDs! In this batch, I think I’m most excited for Won’t You […]

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SomeNew DVDs

The library may be closed all next week, but we have some final new acquisitions to brag about before 2018 comes to a close. Today we added to the shelves… Campus Use: Twenty Years Later (DVD 16140) Home Use Sex, Lies, and Videotape: Criterion Collection (DVD 383) The Rise and Fall of the Brown Buffalo […]

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Random Movie Monday — I Saw What You Did

Today’s random movie is DVD 14740, I Saw What You Did. This 1965 horror movie will have you on the edge of your seat. Here’s our description: A prank phone call leads to a night of pure terror. With her parents away on an overnight trip, Libby amuses herself by joining her friend Kit, in calling […]

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New DVDs

Our midweek gift to you: new DVDs to enjoy. This week we have: The Other Side of Hope (DVD 16121) Super Troopers (DVD 16123) Ong-Bak: The Thai Warrior (DVD 16124) The Death of Stalin (DVD 16125) Seed: The Untold Story (DVD 16126) Mully (DVD 16127) Leave No Trace (DVD 16128) The Rider (DVD 16129) Once […]

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Our Whiteboard

We have a lot of creative types here at Media Services, and one of our student assistants, Julia, hasI a lot of fun with the whiteboard behind our desk. Look at this Grinch she drew! You know our favorite holiday monster is smugly hatching some evil plan! She also drew this incredible skeleton, which graced […]

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Random Movie Monday — Searching for Sugar Man

Happy Monday folks! As we approach the end of the semester at AU, and all the stress that comes with it, we find ourselves appreciating some of the more surprising documentaries in our collection, like Searching for Sugar Man (DVD 10920). Here’s our summary: In the early 1970s, Sixto Rodriguez was a Detroit folksinger who had a […]

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