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These new additions to our film collection are worth a look.

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The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution

Director: Stanley Nelson

The first feature-length documentary to explore the Black Panther Party, its significance to the broader American culture, its cultural and political awakening for black people, and the painful lessons wrought when a movement derails.

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Jaco

Director: Paul Marchand and Stephen Kijak

A compelling story of prodigious talent, personal adventures and raw human vulnerability. This is the fully authorized story of one of the most revolutionary bassists in music history, Jaco Pastorius, featuring interviews with friends, family, and other artists.

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The Leftovers: The Complete Second Season

Starring: Justin Theroux

With Mapleton thrown into chaos at the close of Season One, Season Two finds many of its residents searching for a fresh start. Kevin Garvey retires as police chief and moves his newly formed family to a small Texas town that seems to have been spared from the event that shook the rest of the world.

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Matt Shepard is a Friend of Mine

Director: Michele Josue

A powerful feature documentary about Matthew Shepard, the gay young man who was tortured and murdered in one of the most notorious hate crimes in U.S. history. Directed by Michele Josue, a close friend of Shepard's, the film revisits the shocking case with never-before-seen photos, rare video footage, and new revelations about Shepard's all-too-brief life.

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Show Me A Hero

Starring: Oscar Isaac

From creator David Simon (HBO's Treme and The Wire), this HBO miniseries tells the true story of a young mayor of a mid-sized American city who is faced with a federal court order that says he must build a small number of low-income housing units in the white neighborhoods of his town. His attempt to do so tears the entire city apart, paralyzes the municipal government and, ultimately, destroys the mayor and his political future.

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