Pew Learning Center & Ellison Library


Check out these movies from our rotating video collection:

 

American Hustle (2013)
This fictionalization of the "Abscam" scandal of the early 1980s follows con man Irving Rosenfeld and his lover, Sydney Prosser, as they help an eccentric FBI agent expose corruption among several members of Congress in New Jersey and Pennsylvania.

Dallas Buyers Club (2013)
Loosely based on true events, this drama follows Ron Woodroof, who refuses to accept he'll die in 30 days when he's diagnosed with AIDS in 1986. He extends his life and eventually helps many other AIDS patients by smuggling medications from abroad. Recently won 2 Oscars: Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role (Matthew McConaughey) and Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role (Jared Leto).

Inside Llewyn Davis (2013)
The Coen Brothers helm this chronicle of struggling musician Llewyn Davis, set during the height of the folk era in the early 1960s. The drama follows Davis through a week of creative highs and lows amid a bleak New York winter.

Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me (1992)
Originally filmed as a prequel to director David Lynch's cult television series "Twin Peaks," this movie appeared in theaters after the show was canceled and attempted to answer the big questions for diehard fans. Who would have wanted to kill high school prom queen Laura Palmer (Sheryl Lee) -- and why? The usual suspects (Grace Zabriskie, Ray Wise and Kyle MacLachlan) reprise their roles alongside guest stars Kiefer Sutherland and David Bowie.

 

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