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Want to be one of the first to check out the brand-new DVDs arriving at the library this April? Request your picks today!


The Founder

The Founder

Directed by John Lee Hancock

Tells the true story of how Ray Kroc, a salesman from Illinois, met Mac and Dick McDonald, who were running a burger operation in 1950s Southern California. Kroc was impressed by the brothers’ speedy system of making the food and saw franchise potential. He maneuvered himself into a position to be able to pull the company from the brothers and create a billion-dollar empire. (Rated PG-13.)

Release date: April 4

Office Christmas Party

Office Christmas Party

Directed by Josh Gordon & Will Speck

When his uptight CEO sister threatens to shut down his branch, the branch manager throws an epic Christmas party in order to land a big client and save the day, but the party gets way out of hand. (Rated R.)

Release date: April 4

Paterson

Paterson

Directed by Jim Jarmusch

Paterson is a bus driver in the city of Paterson, New Jersey—they share the name. Every day, Paterson adheres to a simple routine: he drives his daily route, observing the city as it drifts across his windshield and overhearing fragments of conversation swirling around him; he writes poetry into a notebook; he walks his dog; he stops in a bar and drinks exactly one beer. He goes home to his wife, Laura. By contrast, Laura’s world is ever-changing. (Rated R.)

Release date: April 4

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

Directed by Gareth Edwards

In a period of great conflict, a group of unlikely heroes led by Jyn Erso, a daring fugitive, and Cassian Andor, a rebel spy, band together on a desperate mission to steal the plans to the Death Star, the Empire’s ultimate weapon of destruction. (Rated PG-13.)

Release date: April 4

Hidden Figures

Hidden Figures

Directed by Theodore Melfi

The incredible untold story of Katherine Johnson, Dorothy Vaughn, and Mary Jackson—brilliant African-American women working at NASA, who served as the brains behind one of the greatest operations in history: the launch of astronaut John Glenn into orbit, a stunning achievement that restored the nation’s confidence, turned around the Space Race, and galvanized the world. The visionary trio crossed all gender and race lines to inspire generations to dream big. (Rated PG.)

Release date: April 11

Lion

Lion

Directed by Garth Davis

Five-year-old Saroo gets lost on a train which takes him thousands of Kilometers across India, away from home and family. Saroo must learn to survive alone in Kolkata, before ultimately being adopted by an Australian couple. Twenty-five years later, armed with only a handful of memories, his unwavering determination, and a revolutionary technology known as Google Earth, he sets out to find his lost family. (Rated PG-13.)

Release date: April 11

Monster Trucks

Monster Trucks

Directed by Chris Wedge

Looking for any way to get away from the life and town he was born into, Tripp, a high school senior, builds a Monster Truck from bits and pieces of scrapped cars. After an accident at a nearby oil-drilling site displaces a strange and subterranean creature with a taste and a talent for speed, Tripp may have just found the key to getting out of town and a most unlikely friend. (Rated PG.)

Release date: April 11

Walking with the Enemy

Walking with the Enemy

Directed by Mark Schmidt

During the final months of World War II in Hungary, a young man sets out to find his displaced family by using a stolen Nazi uniform to pose as an officer. On a journey filled with suspense and danger, he undertakes extraordinary measures to save his family and thousands of lives from the enemy. (Rated PG-13.)

Release date: April 11

Gold

Gold

Directed by Stephen Gaghan

Kenny Wells, a prospector desperate for a lucky break, teams up with a similarly eager geologist and sets off on an amazing journey to find gold in the uncharted jungle of Indonesia. Getting the gold was hard but keeping it is even more difficult, sparking an adventure through the most powerful boardrooms of Wall Street. (Rated R.)

Release date: April 18

La La Land

La La Land

Directed by Damien Chazelle

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. (Rated PG-13.)

Release date: April 25

Underworld: Blood Wars

Underworld: Blood Wars

Directed by Anna Foerster

The next installment in the blockbuster franchise follows vampire death dealer Selene as she fends off brutal attacks from both the Lycan clan and the vampire faction that betrayed her. With her only allies, David and his father Thomas, she must stop the eternal war between Lycans and vampires, even if it means she has to make the ultimate sacrifice. (Rated R.)

Release date: April 25


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