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PrincetonPL - Film - Off the Beaten Racks - Feature Films You May Have Missed

Delirious
Delirious (DVD - 2008 ) DVD F DEL Available now View Details

Annotation:Les is a small-time paparazzi with dreams of getting his embarrassingly funny photos on the front page. His luck seems to take a turn for the better when he befriends a clueless young homeless man, Toby, and makes him his unlikely assistant. But when Toby falls for a pop diva and becomes a reality TV star, Les has a tough time being pushed out of the frame and creates a devilish scheme to take down his former apprentice.

The Guard
The Guard (DVD - 2012 ) DVD F GUA Available now View Details

Annotation:An unorthodox Irish policeman with a confrontational personality is teamed up with an uptight FBI agent to investigate an international drug-smuggling ring.

The Lincoln Lawyer
The Lincoln Lawyer (DVD - 2011 ) DVD F LIN Available now View Details

Annotation:Michael 'Mick' Haller is a slick, charismatic Los Angeles criminal defense attorney who operates out of the back of his Lincoln Town Car. Having spent most of his career defending petty, gutter-variety criminals, Mick unexpectedly lands the case of a lifetime. However, what initially appears to be a straightforward case with a big money payoff swiftly develops into a deadly match between two masters of manipulation and a crisis Includes bibliographical references and index.of conscience for Haller.

Pariah
Pariah (DVD - 2012 ) DVD F PAR Available now View Details

Annotation:Alike is a 17-year-old African-American woman who lives with her parents Audrey and Arthur and younger sister Sharonda in Brooklyn's Fort Greene neighborhood. She has a flair for poetry, and is a good student at her local high school. Alike is quietly but firmly embracing her identity as a lesbian. Wondering how much she can confide in her family, Alike strives to get through adolescence with grace, humor, and tenacity - sometimes succeeding, sometimes not, but always moving forward.

Prime
Prime (DVD - 2006 ) DVD F Pri Available now View Details

Annotation:Rafi is a recently divorced 37-year-old Manhattan career woman. She meets Dave, a talented 23-year-old painter from Brooklyn, and the two fall in love. Told from everyone's point-of-view, including friends, relatives, and Rafi's therapist, Lisa. Unbeknownst to Rafi, Lisa just so happens to be Dave's mother.

Sugar
Sugar (DVD - 2009 Spanish ) DVD F SUG Spanish Available now View Details

Annotation:Miguel 'Sugar' Santos is a talented Dominican baseball player who longs to break into the American big league and earn the money needed to support his impoverished family. He is a talented pitcher who might just have what it takes to earn a prized spot on a Major League Baseball team. Before that happens he'll have to prove his worth in the minor leagues. Advancing in baseball's minor league system at the tender age of 19, Miguel is warmly welcomed into the small-town Iowa home of his host family. He struggles with language and cultural barriers despite the kindness of strangers. Subsequently forced to reevaluate his life's ambition after his once-trusty arm becomes unreliable. The previously single-minded pitcher gradually begins to question both the world he lives in and the role he has chosen to play in it.

Take Shelter
Take Shelter (DVD - 2012 ) DVD F TAK Available now View Details

Annotation:Curtis LaForche lives in a small town in Ohio with his wife, Samantha, and daughter, Hannah, a six-year-old deaf girl. When Curtis begins to have terrifying dreams, he keeps the visions to himself, channeling his anxiety into obsessively building a storm shelter in his backyard. His inexplicable behavior concerns those closest to him, but the resulting strain on his marriage and tension within his community can't compare with Curtis's privately held fear of what his dreams may truly signify.

Tiny Furniture
Tiny Furniture (DVD - 2012 ) DVD F TIN Available now View Details

Annotation:A recent college graduate named Aura returns to New York and moves back in with her mother and sister. As painfully confessional as it is endlessly amusing, Tiny Furniture is an authentic, incisive portrait of a young woman at a crossroads.

Win Win
Win Win (DVD - 2011 ) DVD F WIN Available now View Details

Annotation:Mike Flaherty is a lovable yet long-suffering lawyer and high school wrestling coach. When he comes across a teenage runaway who also happens to be a champion wrestler, Mike's luck turns around in spectacular fashion. But his win-win situation soon becomes more complicated than he ever imagined when the boy's family affairs come into play.

Zodiac
Zodiac (DVD - 2007 ) DVD F Zod Available now View Details

Annotation:A serial killer in the San Francisco Bay Area taunts police with his letters and cryptic messages. The four men most affected by the killer are San Francisco PD Homicide detectives David Toschi and William Armstrong, and the San Francisco Chronicle reporters Paul Avery and Robert Graysmith. Displays the psychological and emotional effects of the killings, as well as the endless procedural details of the investigation (handwriting experts, the "2500" suspects), the letters sent to the San Francisco Chronicle by Zodiac and the work of a 20+ year investigation that wears down and whittles away at any kind of normal life for Toshi and Graysmith. Both men are obsessed with Zodiac and both pay for this obsession with the hard years and loves lost and never regained.

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