Academy Awards - Best Director

The Academy Award for Best Director is one of the Academy Awards of Merit presented annually by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) to artists working in the motion picture industry.

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  • The shape of water [DVD]

    The shape of water2018

    Summary: An otherworldly fairy tale, set against the backdrop of Cold War-era America circa 1962. In the hidden high-security government laboratory where she works, lonely Elisa is trapped in a life of...  more »

    DVD

    Call #: DVD DRAMA SHAPE

    Location: DVDs Drama

    copies in: 3 of 5 details

  • The shape of water [Blu-ray]

    The shape of water2018

    Summary: An otherworldly fairy tale, set against the backdrop of Cold War-era America circa 1962. In the hidden high-security government laboratory where she works, lonely Elisa is trapped in a life of...  more »

    BLU-RAY

    Call #: BLU DRAMA SHAPE

    Location: Blu-rays Drama

    copies in: 3 of 4 details

  • La La Land [Blu-ray]

    La La Land2017

    Summary: A jazz pianist falls for an aspiring actress in Los Angeles. This original musical about everyday life explores the joy and pain of pursuing dreams.

    BLU-RAY

    Call #: BLU MUSICAL LA

    Location: Blu-rays Musical

    copies in: 2 of 3 details

  • La La Land [DVD]

    La La Land2017

    Summary: A jazz pianist falls for an aspiring actress in Los Angeles. This original musical about everyday life explores the joy and pain of pursuing dreams.

    DVD

    Call #: DVD MUSICAL LA

    Location: DVDs Musical

    copies in: 3 of 4 details

  • The revenant [Blu-ray]

    The revenant2016

    Summary: Inspired by true events, an expedition of the uncharted American wilderness, legendary explorer Hugh Glass is brutally attacked by a bear and left for dead by members of his own hunting team. In a...  more »

    BLU-RAY

    Call #: BLU ACT/ADV REVENANT

    Location: Blu-rays Action/Adventure

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Birdman [DVD] : or, (the unexpected virtue of ignorance)

    Birdman : or,2015

    Summary: A black comedy story of an actor famous for portraying an iconic superhero as he struggles to mount a Broadway play. In the days leading up to opening night, he battles his ego and attempts to recover his family, his career, and himself.

    DVD

    Call #: DVD BIRDMAN -- COMEDY

    Location: DVDs Comedy

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Gravity [DVD]

    Gravity2014

    Summary: Watch a heart-pounding thriller that will draw viewers into the infinite and merciless realm of deep space. A brilliant medical engineer, Dr. Ryan Stone, is on her first shuttle mission, with veteran...  more »

    DVD

    Call #: DVD GRAVITY -- ACT/ADV

    Location: DVDs Action/Adventure

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Gravity [DVD]

    Gravity2014

    Summary: Dr. Ryan Stone is a brilliant medical engineer on her first shuttle mission with veteran astronaut Matt Kowalsky. On a seemingly routine spacewalk, the shuttle is destroyed, leaving Stone and...  more »

    DVD

    Call #: DVD GRAVITY -- ACT/ADV

    Location: DVDs Action/Adventure

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Life of Pi [Blu-ray]

    Life of Pi2013

    Summary: A young Pi Patel, overcoming a cataclysmic shipwreck, finds himself stranded on a lifeboat with the last survivor, a ferocious Bengal tiger named Richard Parker.

    BLU-RAY

    Call #: BLU F LIFE -- ACT/ADV

    Location: Blu-rays Action/Adventure

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Life of Pi [DVD]

    Life of Pi2013

    Summary: A young Pi Patel, overcoming a cataclysmic shipwreck, finds himself stranded on a lifeboat with the last survivor, a ferocious Bengal tiger named Richard Parker.

    DVD

    Call #: DVD F LIFE -- ACT/ADV

    Location: DVDs Action/Adventure

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • The sting [DVD]

    The sting2012

    Summary: A young con man teams up with a seasoned con man to win money from a criminal banker in 1930s Chicago.

    DVD

    Call #: DVD STING -- COMEDY

    Location: DVDs Comedy

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • The artist [DVD]

    The artist2012

    Summary: In 1927, George Valentin is a silent movie superstar. However, the advent of the talkies will kill his career and he will sink into oblivion. For young extra Peppy Miller, it seems the sky's the...  more »

    DVD

    Call #: DVD F ARTIST -- COMEDY

    Location: DVDs Comedy

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • The king's speech [DVD]

    The king's speech2011

    Summary: The story of King George VI of Britain, his impromptu ascension to the throne and the speech therapist who helped the unsure monarch become worthy of it.

    DVD

    Call #: DVD F KING'S -- DRAMA

    Location: DVDs Drama

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Ben-Hur [DVD] : a tale of the Christ

    Ben-Hur : a tale of the Christ2011

    Summary: "Judah Ben-Hur [is] a Jewish nobleman in Palestine whose heroic odyssey includes enslavement by the Romans, vengeance against his tormentors during a furious arena chariot race and fateful encounters with Jesus Christ"--Container.

    DVD

    Call #: DVD F BEN-HUR -- CLASSIC

    Location: DVDs Classics

    copies in: 0 of 1 details

  • The hurt locker [DVD]

    The hurt locker2010

    Summary: US Army Staff Sergeant Will James, Sergeant J.T. Sanborn and Specialist Owen Eldridge comprise the Bravo Company's bomb disposal unit stationed in Baghdad. James is the tech team leader. When he...  more »

    DVD

    Call #: DVD F HURT -- DRAMA

    Location: DVDs Drama

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Terms of endearment [DVD]

    Terms of endearment2009

    Summary: Follows the rocky and passionate relationship between a mother and daughter from birth to death.

    DVD

    Call #: DVD TERMS -- DRAMA

    Location: DVDs Drama

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Slumdog millionaire [DVD]

    Slumdog millionaire2009

    Summary: Jamal Malik is an 18 year-old orphan from the slums of Mumbai. With the whole nation watching, he is just one question away from winning a staggering 20 million rupees on India's version of "Who...  more »

    DVD

    Call #: DVD F SLUMDOG -- DRAMA

    Location: DVDs Drama

    copies in: 0 of 1 details

  • No country for old men [DVD]

    No country for old men2008

    Summary: Llewelyn Moss is a Vietnam vet who could use a break. One morning while hunting antelope, he spies several trucks surrounded by dead bodies. He decides to examine the site. He finds a case filled...  more »

    DVD

    Call #: DVD F NO -- ACT/ADV

    Location: DVDs Action/Adventure

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • West Side story [DVD]

    West Side story2008

    Summary: This musical sets the tragedy of Romeo and Juliet against a backdrop of the rivalry of two street gangs, the Sharks and the Jets, in New York of the 1950s. A young woman who is sister to the Sharks...  more »
  • Gandhi [DVD]

    Gandhi2007

    Summary: Follows the life of Mahatma Gandhi from his days as a lawyer in South Africa to his role as India's spiritual leader by using his philosophy of non-violent but direct-action protest that helped end...  more »

    DVD

    Call #: DVD F GAN -- DRAMA

    Location: DVDs Drama

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Going my way [DVD]

    Going my way2007

    Summary: Father O'Malley is a young priest. He is new to an established but financially flailing parish. When his philosophies on how to relieve the parish's financial troubles come into conflict with those...  more »

    DVD

    Call #: DVD F GOING -- CLASSICS

    Location: DVDs Classics

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • The silence of the lambs [DVD]

    The silence of the lambs2007

    Summary: When FBI agent Clarice Starling is assigned a case involving a monstrous serial killer, she seeks counsel from an imprisoned cannibalistic psychiatrist Dr. Hannibal Lecter, whose fascination with the...  more »

    DVD

    Call #: DVD F SIL -- DRAMA

    Location: DVDs Drama

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Unforgiven [DVD]

    Unforgiven2007

    Summary: Bill Munny is who is a retired, once ruthless killer-turned-hog farmer is flat broke. He is a widower with two young children to tend to and feels he has no choice but accept on last bounty hunter...  more »

    DVD

    Call #: DVD F UNFORGIVEN -- WESTERN

    Location: DVDs Western

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • The departed [DVD]

    The departed2007

    Summary: In South Boston, the state police force are waging a war on Irish-American organized crime. Undercover cop Billy Costigan is assigned to infiltrate the mob syndicate, which is run by gangland chief...  more »

    DVD

    Call #: DVD F DEPARTED -- DRAMA

    Location: DVDs Drama

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Platoon [DVD]

    Platoon2006

    Summary: Bonus features include all new interviews with Oliver Stone, over 10 minutes of never-before-seen deleted footage, interviews with Vietnam veterans, commentaries, documentaries, special collector's booklet and much more!

    DVD

    Call #: DVD F PLA -- DRAMA

    Location: DVDs Drama

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Patton [DVD]

    Patton2006

    Summary: A dramatization of the experiences of General George S. Patton during World War II.

    DVD

    Call #: DVD F PAT -- DRAMA

    Location: DVDs Drama

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Forrest Gump [DVD]

    Forrest Gump2006

    Summary: Forrest Gump is not a "smart" man. But the young Alabaman with an IQ of 75 is a thoroughly decent man, who manages to become involved in every major event in American history. And he survives them...  more »

    DVD

    Call #: DVD F FORREST -- COMEDY

    Location: DVDs Comedy

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Reds [DVD]

    Reds2006

    Summary: The true story of the love affair of John Reed, American Communist, journalist and activist and Louise Bryant, writer and feminist.

    DVD

    Call #: DVD F RED -- DRAMA

    Location: DVDs Drama

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Brokeback Mountain [DVD]

    Brokeback Mountain2006

    Summary: It's 1963, a time in the United States when life was simple, straightforward and the lines between the sexes and sex roles were crisply drawn and severely delineated. Ennis Del Mar and Jack Twist...  more »

    DVD

    Call #: DVD F BRO -- DRAMA

    Location: DVDs Drama

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • The graduate [DVD]

    The graduate2005

    Summary: A recent college graduate from an affluent family is seduced by the wife of his father's business partner, then subsequently falls in love with her daughter.

    DVD

    Call #: DVD F GRA -- DRAMA

    Location: DVDs Drama

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • The French connection [DVD]

    The French connection2005

    Summary: Detectives "Popeye" Doyle and Buddy Russo hope to break a narcotics smuggling ring and ultimately uncover the French connection.

    DVD

    Call #: DVD F FRE -- DRAMA

    Location: DVDs Drama

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Titanic [DVD]

    Titanic2005

    Summary: The story of a passionate romance aboard the doomed ocean liner Titanic, framed by an account of a present-day salvager's efforts to investigate the ruins of the ship.

    DVD

    Call #: DVD F TITANIC -- ACT/ADV

    Location: DVDs Action/Adventure

    copies in: 0 of 1 details

  • Annie Hall [DVD]

    Annie Hall2005

    Summary: Woody Allen's semi-autobiographical portrait of his amorous, but ultimately mismatched, relationship with co-star Diane Keaton. Allen uses satire and comedy to portray this "nervous romance" for modern times.

    DVD

    Call #: DVD F ANNIE -- COMEDY

    Location: DVDs Comedy

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Million dollar baby [DVD]

    Million dollar baby2005

    Summary: Frankie is a former boxing manager, who initially refuses to train Maggie due to her gender and age. With her talent and his coaching the spirited young fighter rises through the ranks of women's boxing, the pair form a touching bond in the process.

    DVD

    Call #: DVD F MIL -- DRAMA

    Location: DVDs Drama

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Dances with wolves [DVD]

    Dances with wolves2004

    Summary: Sent to protect a U.S. outpost on the desolate frontier, Lt. John Dunbar finds himself alone in the vast wilderness. Befriending the very people he's sent to protect the outpost from, the Sioux...  more »

    DVD

    Call #: DVD F DANCES -- DRAMA

    Location: DVDs Drama

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Rocky [DVD]

    Rocky2004

    Summary: Rocky Balboa, a club fighter seemingly going nowhere, gets his once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to go the distance and come out a winner when fate puts him in the ring with the world heavyweight champion.

    DVD

    Call #: DVD F ROCKY -- DRAMA

    Location: DVDs Drama

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • The grapes of wrath [DVD]

    The grapes of wrath2004

    Summary: The story of the Joad family and their migration to California from their dust-bowl farm in Oklahoma during the Depression.

    DVD

    Call #: DVD F GRA -- CLASSIC

    Location: DVDs Classics

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Rain man [DVD]

    Rain man2004

    Summary: A callous young hustler living in California finds his father has died and left him only rose bushes and a '49 Buick convertible. Feeling cheated out of what he thinks should be his 3 million dollar...  more »

    DVD

    Call #: DVD F RAIN -- DRAMA

    Location: DVDs Drama

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • The English patient [DVD]

    The English patient2004

    Summary: Based on the novel by Michael Ondaatje, a complicated WWII saga told in flashback sequences. Best Picture, Best Director-Anthony Minghella, and Best Supporting Actress-Juliette Binoche. Includes exclusive bonus material and special packaging.

    DVD

    Call #: DVD F ENG -- DRAMA

    Location: DVDs Drama

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Schindler's list [DVD]

    Schindler's list2004

    Summary: The story of a Catholic war profiteer, Oskar Schindler, who risked his life and went bankrupt in order to save more than 1,000 Jews from certain death in concentration camps. He employed Jews in his...  more »

    DVD

    Call #: DVD F SCHINDLER'S -- DRAMA

    Location: DVDs Drama

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

Art In the Barn
Friday, September 21st
5:30pm-8:30pm

An exhibition of works by local artists and plenty of appetizers, wine, craft beer, and live music are included with admission to this annual fundraiser for the Johnston Public Library.

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