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The Hurricane (DVD)
146 min.
- Feature Film
Based on Rubin Carter's autobiography.
Originally released as a motion picture in 1999.
Summary:
Fighter Rubin "Hurricane" Carter is convicted of murder at the height of his boxing career and after 20 years in prison, four people go to extraordinary lengths to prove his innocence.
Credits:
Produced by Armyan Bernstein, John Ketcham, and Norman Jewison; directed by Norman Jewison; screenplay by Armyan Berstein and Dan Gordon.
I Am Sam: Love Is All You Need (DVD)
134 min.
- Feature Film
Originally produced as a motion picture in 2001.
Summary:
Sam Dawson has the mental capacity of a 7-year-old. He works at a Starbucks and is obsessed with the Beatles. He has a daughter with a homeless woman; she abandons them as soon as they leave the hospital. He names his daughter Lucy Diamond (after the Beatles song), and raises her. But as she reaches age 7 herself, Sam's limitations start to become a problem at school; she's intentionally holding back to avoid looking smarter than he is. The authorities take her away, and Sam shames high-priced lawyer Rita Harrison into taking his case pro bono. In the process, he teaches her a great deal about love, and whether it's really all you need.
Credits:
Directed by Jessie Nelson; produced by Marshall Herskovitz, Jessie Nelson, Richard Solomon, and Edward Zwick; written by Kristine Johnson and Jessie Nelson; cinematography by Elliot Davis; edited by Richard Chew; music by John Powell.
I Am the Law (DVD)
83 min.
- Feature Film
Originally produced as a motion picture in 1938.
Story based upon Liberty Magazine serial by Fred Allhoff.
Summary:
A dynamic law professor is drafted by a civic leader to investigate the city's gangster activities in this lurid expose of the inner workings of the urban underworld.
Credits:
Produced by Everett Riskin; directed by Alexander Hall; screenplay by Jo Swerling.
I Confess (DVD)
95 min.
- Feature Film
Originally produced as a motion picture in 1953.
Based on the play "Nos deux consciences" by Paul Anthelme.
Summary:
Father Logan, stolid, stalwart, to all appearances the embodiment of priestly piety, hears a murderer's confession. Almost immediately Logan is plunged into peril, for circumstantial evidence and eyewitness accounts point to a priest as the killer. The sacrament of penance forbits him to reveal what he knows. As calamity and coincidence conspire to paint Logan into a hopeless corner, it becomes the priest who must admit to himself, and confess his own human frailty.
Credits:
Director, Alfred Hitchcock; screenplay, George Tabori, William Archbald; music, Dimitri Tiomkin.
In Cold Blood (DVD)
133 min.
- Feature Film
Originally released as a motion picture in 1967.
Based on the novel by Truman Capote.
Summary:
A hard hitting docu-drama about two ex-cons who ruthlessly murder a Kansas family in 1959 in order to steal their non-existent stash of money.
Credits:
Written for the screen and directed by Richard Brooks; director of photography, Conrad Hall; editor, Peter Zinner; music, Quincy Jones.
Indictment: The McMartin Trial (DVD)
132 min.
- Feature Film
DVD release of the 1995 television motion picture.
Summary:
Fact-based film about the child molestation trial involving the McMartin Pre-School in Manhattan Beach, California.
Credits:
Producer, Diana Pikorny; writers, Abby Mann and Myra Mann; director, Mick Jackson; director of photography, Rodrigo Garcia; editor, Richard A. Harris; music, Peter Rodgers Melnick.
Inherit the Wind (DVD)
128 min.
- Feature Film
Originally produced as a motion picture in 1960.
Based upon the play by Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee.
Summary:
A small Tennessee town gained national attention in 1925 when a biology schoolteacher was arrested for violating state law by teaching Darwin's theory of evolution in the classroom.
Credits:
Producer/director, Stanley Kramer; screenplay, Nathan E. Douglas, Harold Jacob Smith.
In the Name of the Father (DVD)
133 min.
- Feature Film
Originally released as a motion picture in 1993.
Based on the autobiographical book: Proved innocent, by Gerry Conlon.
Summary:
Fact-based film about Gerry Conlon, the young Irish punk who is caught in the wrong place at the wrong time and forced to confess to a terrorist bombing. He and his father, along with friends of Gerry, are found guilty and sentenced to life in prison. There, his father shows his true strength, and Gerry works to prove their innocence and clear his father's name.
Credits:
Executive producer, Gabriel Byrne; co-producer, Arthur Lappin; producer/director, Jim Sheridan; screenplay, Terry George and Jim Sheridan.
Intolerable Cruelty (DVD)
101 min.
- Feature Film
Originally released as a motion picture in 2003.
Summary:
Miles Massey is a high-powered Los Angeles divorce lawyer nearing a midlife crisis. While representing his wealthy client Rex Rexroth, Miles meets his match in Rex's gold-digging wife, Marilyn. He's impressed by her similarly heartless ways of using marriage to fuel an expensive lifestyle, but Miles still manages to defeat her in court. With Marilyn looking to get her revenge and Miles finding himself attracted to her, the two engage in a ruthless romantic pursuit to out-swindle each other.
Credits:
Produced by Ethan Coen, Brian Grazer; screenplay by Robert Ramsey, Matthew Stone, Ethan Coen, and Joel Coen; directed by Joel Coen; director of photography, Roger Deakins; editor, Roderick Jaynes; music, Carter Burwell; costume designer, Mary Zophres; production designer, Leslie McDonald.
I Want To Live! (DVD)
2 hr.
- Feature Film
Originally produced as a motion picture in 1958.
Summary:
Based on the true story of Barbara Graham, a fast-living party girl, who suddenly finds herself accused of a murder she did not commit and sentenced to the gas chamber. Only a psychologist and a reporter can help her in the desperate struggle to prevent the final judgment.
Credits:
Director, Robert Wise; producer, Walter Wanger; screenplay, Nelson Gidding and Don Mankiewicz; original jazz score, John Mandel.

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