Mulholland Drive by David Lynch

“It’s psychologically thrilling! Naomi Watts delivers one of the finest performances of her career.” – Jack, Circulation

The director of the critically acclaimed show “Twin Peaks” delivers a mind-bending film about a woman who struggles with the nature of reality as she navigates her acting career in Hollywood.

The Peanut Butter Falcon by Tyler Nilson and Michael Schwartz

“The best part of the story is that the writer/director team of Tyler Nilson and Michael Schwartz knew Zack Gottsagen who plays Zak in the movie. They met him at a camp for artists where he was expressing his sincere wish to become a movie star. They were trying to gently inform him that there aren’t a lot of roles for actors who have Down Syndrome, so he asked them to write a movie that he could star in. That was the inspiration behind the script that became the movie.” – Martha, Circulation

This compelling story will grab you from the start.  Zak is a young adult with Down’s syndrome who dreams of being a professional wrestler. Abandoned by his parents, he lives in a small town with limited resources so he must live in a retirement home.  He is very unhappy and makes a break for it with the help of his elderly roommate Carl.  All alone on the road, he befriends a man named Tyler who is on the brink of his own personal crisis. Their unlikely friendship is both heartwarming and sweet (at times hysterical, inspirational).   The story of their journey is one you will not forget, nor will you ever forget Zak.

Your Name = Kimi no na wa by Makoto Shinkai

“Glorious animation, emotional voice acting (I watched the original Japanese version), a perfect soundtrack, and a surprisingly-edge-of-your-seat teen romance collide in Your Name. At a certain moment, I began crying… and basically cried all the way through to the credits. Empathetic tears, nervous tears, sad tears, happy tears. A beautiful roller coaster of a film experience!” – Kelly, Circulation

Mitsuha and Taki are strangers. She lives in a rural town and he’s in faraway Tokyo. Yet they begin regularly waking up in each other’s bodies. Navigating their swapped daily lives, friendships, families, and jobs… they grow to know one another intimately. Is this Fate? The tug of the Universe itself? Will they ever meet one another as their true selves?

The Biggest Little Farm directed by John Chester

“This documentary has stunning visuals and I felt transported watching the desolate soil come alive again. My entire family enjoyed watching this portrait of life on a big little farm.” – Gracie, Kids Room

Molly has a dream of starting a farm, growing everything she can, and utilizing all traditional farming methods. The dream is set in motion when Molly and her husband make a promise to their dog. They seek investors and soon end up with 200 acres of abandoned land. What unfolds next is the awe-inspiring journey of growing their farm and forever seeking the fragile balance in nature.

Never Rarely Sometimes Always by Eliza Hittman

“Quietly, profoundly powerful. Every single frame is raw and stunningly real. Devastating at times, yet also inspiring and beautiful when viewed through the lens of how friendship, strength, and empathy can get you through anything. Featuring a remarkable debut performance from Sidney Flanigan, this is a masterpiece soaked in an understated yet palpable outrage derived from knowing how difficult it is to be a girl in a man’s world.” – Scott, Admin

Facing an unintended pregnancy and no immediate family support, a teenage girl faces the complexities and challenges that stand in the way of her right to choose.

Legally Blonde, Strictly Ballroom, Baby Boom

“I was looking for something light and funny during these stressful times. All three of these movies, which are available to stream on Hoopla, fit the bill. They made me smile and laugh and provided a nice escape from the events of the outside world.” – Nancy, Adult & Teen Services

A California sorority girl and fashionista heads to Harvard Law (Legally Blonde), an Australian wallflower shines at a ballroom dance competition (Strictly Ballroom), and a high profile New York businesswoman moves to Vermont after inheriting a baby and losing her edge in the New York business world (Baby Boom).