Sundance Grand Jury Award

The Sundance Grand Jury Award recognizes a film in both the Dramatic and Documentary Competitions as the best from the independent film community of the year.

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  • The birth of a nation [DVD]

    The birth of a nation2017

    Summary: Nat Turner is a literate American slave and preacher. His financially strained owner accepts an offer to use Nat's preaching to subdue unruly slaves. But as Nat witnesses countless atrocities, he...  more »

    DVD

    Call #: DVD DRAMA BIRTH

    Location: DVDs Drama

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  • Weiner [DVD]

    Weiner2016

    Summary: An examination of disgraced New York Congressman Anthony Weiner's disastrous 2013 mayoral campaign.

    DVD

    Call #: DVD 328.73 WEI

    Location: DVDs Nonfiction

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  • The witch [DVD]

    The witch2016

    Summary: A family in 1630s New England faces destruction by the forces of witchcraft, black magic, and possession. When one of their five children goes missing and their life-sustaining crops fail, they fall...  more »

    DVD

    Call #: DVD DRAMA WITCH

    Location: DVDs Drama

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  • The diary of a teenage girl [DVD]

    The diary of a teenage girl2016

    Summary: Like most teenage girls, Minnie Goetze is longing for love, acceptance and a sense of purpose in the world. Minnie begins a complex love affair with her mother's boyfriend, the handsomest man in the...  more »

    DVD

    Call #: DVD DRAMA DIARY

    Location: DVDs Drama

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  • Meru [DVD]

    Meru2015

    Summary: Three renowned climbers navigate nature's harshest elements and their own complicated inner demons to ascend Mount Meru, the most technically complicated and dangerous peak in the Himalayas.

    DVD

    Call #: DVD 796.522 MER

    Location: DVDs Nonfiction

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  • Me and Earl and the dying girl [DVD]

    Me and Earl and the dying girl2015

    Summary: A uniquely funny and moving story about Greg, a high school senior who avoids deep human relationships as a way to safely navigate the social mine field that is teenage life. In fact, he describes...  more »

    DVD

    Call #: DVD DRAMA ME

    Location: DVDs Drama

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  • Dope [Blu-ray]

    Dope2015

    Summary: Malcolm is carefully surviving life in a tough neighborhood in Los Angeles while juggling college applications, academic interviews, and the SAT. A chance invitation to an underground party leads him...  more »

    BLU-RAY

    Call #: BLU COMEDY DOPE

    Location: Blu-rays Comedy

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  • Watchers of the sky [DVD]

    Watchers of the sky2015

    Summary: With his provocative question, 'why is the killing of a million a lesser crime than the killing of an individual?' Raphael Lemkin changed the course of history. An extraordinary testament to one...  more »

    DVD

    Call #: DVD 304.6 WAT

    Location: DVDs Nonfiction

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  • Whiplash [DVD]

    Whiplash2015

    Summary: Andrew Neyman is an ambitious young jazz drummer, single-minded in his pursuit to rise to the top of his elite East coast music conservatory. Plagued by the failed writing career of his father,...  more »

    DVD

    Call #: DVD DRAMA WHIPLASH

    Location: DVDs Drama

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  • Dear white people [DVD]

    Dear white people2015

    Summary: A sharp and funny comedy about a group of African-American students as they navigate campus life and racial boundaries at a predominately white college. A sly, provocative satire about being a black face in a white place.

    DVD

    Call #: DVD COMEDY DEAR

    Location: DVDs Comedy

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  • The overnighters [DVD]

    The overnighters2014

    Summary: An intimate portrait of job-seekers desperately chasing the broken American Dream to the tiny oil boom town of Williston, North Dakota. With the town lacking the infrastructure to house the overflow...  more »

    DVD

    Call #: DVD 650 OVE

    Location: DVDs Nonfiction

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  • The spectacular now [DVD]

    The spectacular now2014

    Summary: While teenager Aimee dreams of the future, Sutter lives in the now, and yet somehow, they're drawn together. What starts as an unlikely romance becomes a sharp-eyed, straight-up snapshot of the heady confusion and haunting passion of youth.

    DVD

    Call #: DVD DRAMA SPECTACULAR

    Location: DVDs Drama

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  • Blood brother [DVD]

    Blood brother2014

    Summary: Rocky went to India as a disillusioned tourist with no close family of his own. When he met a group of children with HIV, he decided to stay and devote his life to them. To the children, he becomes...  more »

    DVD

    Call #: DVD 362.19697 BLO

    Location: Adult Displays - Checkout Desk Right

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  • Cutie and the boxer [DVD]

    Cutie and the boxer2014

    Summary: In New York City in 1969, nineteen-year-old art student Noriko fell in love with 41-year-old avant-garde artist Ushio Shinohara and put her career on hold to marry and support this rising star of the...  more »

    DVD

    Call #: DVD 759.13 CUT

    Location: DVDs Nonfiction

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  • Fruitvale Station [DVD]

    Fruitvale Station2014

    Summary: Oscar Grant III, a 22-year-old Bay Area resident, crosses paths with friends, enemies, family, and strangers on the last day of 2008. Then he encounters police officers in a transit station. They kill him.

    DVD

    Call #: DVD DRAMA FRUITVALE

    Location: DVDs Drama

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  • Short term 12 [DVD]

    Short term 122014

    Summary: Grace is a twenty-something supervisor at a foster-care facility for at-risk teenagers. Passionate and tough, Grace is a formidable caretaker, and in love with her long-term boyfriend and co-worker,...  more »

    DVD

    Call #: DVD DRAMA SHORT

    Location: DVDs Drama

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  • The law in these parts [DVD]

    The law in these parts2013

    Summary: Explores the four-decade-old Israeli military legal system in the Occupied Territories. Since Israel conquered the territories of the West Bank and Gaza Strip in the 1967 War, the military has...  more »

    DVD

    Call #: DVD 956 LAW

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  • The house I live in [DVD]

    The house I live in2013

    Summary: For over 40 years, the War on Drugs has accounted for more than 45 million arrests, made America the world's largest jailer, and damaged poor communities. Yet for all that, drugs are cheaper, purer,...  more »

    DVD

    Call #: DVD 363.45 HOU

    Location: DVDs Nonfiction

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  • Searching for Sugar Man [DVD]

    Searching for Sugar Man2013

    Summary: In the early 1970s, Sixto Rodriguez was a Detroit folksinger who had a short-lived recording career. Unknown to him, his musical story continued in South Africa where he became a pop music icon. Long...  more »

    DVD

    Call #: DVD B RODRIGUEZ

    Location: DVDs Biography

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  • Project Nim [DVD]

    Project Nim2012

    Summary: The story of Nim, the chimpanzee who became the focus of a landmark 1970s experiment to show that an ape could learn to communicate with language if raised and nurtured like a human child. But as...  more »

    DVD

    Call #: DVD 599.884 PRO

    Location: DVDs Nonfiction

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  • Senna [DVD]

    Senna2012

    Summary: Spanning his years as a Formula One racing driver from 1984 to his untimely death a decade later, Senna explores the life and work of the triple world champion, his physical and spiritual...  more »

    DVD

    Call #: DVD 796.72 SEN

    Location: DVDs Nonfiction

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  • Being Elmo [DVD] : a puppeteer's journey

    Being Elmo : a puppeteer's journey2012

    Summary: Follows the man behind the beloved children's icon, Elmo, examining the life of puppeteer Kevin Clash. Provides behind-the-scenes views of Sesame Street and the Jim Henson Workshop and featuring...  more »

    DVD

    Call #: DVD 791.53 BEI

    Location: DVDs Nonfiction

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  • Like crazy [DVD]

    Like crazy2012

    Summary: Like Crazy beautifully illustrates how your first real love is as thrilling and blissful as it is fragile. When a British college student falls for her American classmate, they embark on a passionate...  more »

    DVD

    Call #: DVD DRAMA LIKE

    Location: DVDs Drama

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  • The queen of Versailles [DVD]

    The queen of Versailles2012

    Summary: The Queen of Versailles is a character-driven documentary about a billionaire family and their financial challenges in the wake of the economic crisis. The film follows two unique characters, whose...  more »

    DVD

    Call #: DVD 338 QUE

    Location: DVDs Nonfiction

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  • Safety not guaranteed [DVD]

    Safety not guaranteed2012

    Summary: Three co-workers at a magazine seek to interview someone who placed an ad for time travel companionship.

    DVD

    Call #: DVD COMEDY SAFETY

    Location: DVDs Comedy

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  • Waiting for

    Waiting for "Superman"2011

    Summary: "Provides an engaging and inspiring look at public education in the United States. [This documentary] has helped launch a movement to achieve a real and lasting change through the compelling stories...  more »

    DVD

    Call #: DVD 370 WAI

    Location: DVDs Nonfiction

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  • Waste land [DVD]

    Waste land2011

    Summary: Top-selling contemporary artist Vik Muniz takes viewers on an emotional journey to the world's largest landfill of the day, Jardim Gramacho. Here the catadores, who number in the thousands, work...  more »

    DVD

    Call #: DVD 770.92 WAS

    Location: DVDs Nonfiction

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  • Hell and back again [DVD]

    Hell and back again2011

    Summary: From his embed with US Marines Echo Company in Afghanistan, photojournalist and filmmaker Danfung Dennis reveals the devastating impact a Taliban machine-gun bullet has on the life of 25-year-old...  more »

    DVD

    Call #: DVD 958.104 HEL

    Location: DVDs Nonfiction

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  • Restrepo [DVD] : one platoon, one valley, one year

    Restrepo : one platoon, one valley, one year2010

    Summary: This documentary chronicles the deployment of a platoon of U.S. soldiers in Afghanistan's Korengal Valley. The movie focuses on a remote 15-man outpost, Restrepo, named after a platoon medic who was...  more »

    DVD

    Call #: DVD 958.104 RES

    Location: DVDs Nonfiction

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  • How to die in Oregon [DVD]

    How to die in Oregon2010

    Summary: In 1994, Oregon became the first state to legalize physician-assisted suicide. Since then, more than 500 Oregonians have taken their mortality into their own hands. Filmmaker Peter Richardson gently...  more »

    DVD

    Call #: DVD 179.7 HOW

    Location: DVDs Nonfiction

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  • The September issue [DVD]

    The September issue2010

    Summary: A behind-the-scenes look at Vogue magazine (U.S.) as editor-and-chief Anna Wintour and her staff prepare the September 2007 issue.

    DVD

    Call #: DVD 741.6 SEP

    Location: DVDs Nonfiction

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  • Winter's bone [DVD]

    Winter's bone2010

    Summary: Seventeen-year-old Ree Dolly sets out to track down her father who put their house up for his bail bond and then disappeared. If she fails to find him, she and her family will be turned out into the...  more »

    DVD

    Call #: DVD DRAMA WINTER'S

    Location: DVDs Drama

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  • Precious [DVD]

    Precious2010

    Summary: In 1987, obese, illiterate, black 16-year-old Claireece 'Precious' Jones lives in Harlem with her dysfunctional family. She has been raped and impregnated twice by her father, Carl. She suffers...  more »

    DVD

    Call #: DVD DRAMA PRECIOUS

    Location: DVDs Drama

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  • Adam [DVD]

    Adam2010

    Summary: Adam is a handsome but intriguing young man who has Asperger's syndrome and has led a sheltered existence. Then he meets his new neighbor, Beth. She is a beautiful, cosmopolitan young woman who pulls...  more »

    DVD

    Call #: DVD COMEDY ADAM

    Location: DVDs Comedy

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  • Dark matter [DVD]

    Dark matter2009

    Summary: Elite local patron Joanna Silver welcomes Chinese student Liu Xing to Valley State University. He enters the university with dreams of fame and a Nobel Prize. Cultural differences and school politics...  more »

    DVD

    Call #: DVD DRAMA DARK

    Location: DVDs Drama

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  • The cove [DVD]

    The cove2009

    Summary: In a sleepy lagoon off the coast of Japan is a highly guarded secret. During the night, Taiji fishermen engage in an unseen hunt for thousands of dolphins. The work is so horrifying, the fishermen...  more »

    DVD

    Call #: DVD 364.162 COV

    Location: DVDs Nonfiction

    copies in: 1 of 1 details