Archive for July, 2013

  • Check it Out: Dead Man Walking

    Sister Helen Prejean (Susan Sarandon) acts as spiritual counselor to Matthew Poncelet (Sean Penn), who is on death row for the rape and murder of two teenagers. In her search for the truth Sister Prejean empathizes with the victims, their families, and their killer. Check out Dead Man Walking from the law library. Read more...
  • Check it Out: Murder in the First

    Inspired by a true story, Murder in the First is the story of a prison inmate at Alcatraz, Henri Young (Kevin Bacon), who spent three years in solitary confinement with nothing – no light, no toilet – for trying to escape. He emerges from the dark hole a confused, vengeful shell of the man he […] Read more...
  • Check it Out: A Question of Silence

    In A Question of Silence a court-appointed psychiatrist examines three women, all strangers to each other, who confess to murdering a shop manager. The women’s hatred of men and the male-dominated society drove them to commit the murder and makes the psychiatrist question her own nature. Read more...
  • New and Notable: My Beloved World

    My Beloved World by Sonia Sotomayor Call Number: KF8745.S67A3 2013 From the Publisher: An instant American icon — the first Hispanic on the U.S. Supreme Court — tells the story of her life before becoming a judge in an inspiring, surprisingly personal memoir. With startling candor and intimacy, Sonia Sotomayor recounts her life from a […] Read more...
  • Check it Out: The Thin Blue Line

    Directed by Errol Morris, The Thin Blue Line is based on the true story of a hitchhiker, Randall Dale, who was convicted of murdering a police officer in 1976. The film was the first movie to solve an actual murder and get a conviction overturned. Read more...