With less than one month left until the Academy Awards on March 2, it’s time to get those requests in for Best Picture-nominated films. Click the titles that are available already in the library to find them in the library catalog and request. For those not available yet, be sure to check back to find them at the library when they are released on DVD!
AMERICAN HUSTLE – A con man, Irving Rosenfeld, along with his seductive British partner, Sydney Prosser, is forced to work for a wild FBI agent, Richie DiMaso. DiMaso pushes them into a world of Jersey power brokers and mafia.
CAPTAIN PHILLIPS – The true story of Captain Richard Phillips and the 2009 hijacking by Somali pirates of the US-flagged MV Maersk Alabama, the first American cargo ship to be hijacked in two hundred years.
DALLAS BUYERS CLUB – In 1985 Dallas, electrician and hustler Ron Woodroof works around the system to help AIDS patients get the medication they need after he is himself diagnosed with the disease.
GRAVITY – A medical engineer and an astronaut work together to survive after an accident leaves them adrift in space.
HER – A lonely writer develops an unlikely relationship with his newly purchased operating system that’s designed to meet his every need.
NEBRASKA – An aging, booze-addled father makes the trip from Montana to Nebraska with his estranged son in order to claim a million-dollar Mega Sweepstakes Marketing prize.
PHILOMENA – A world-weary political journalist picks up the story of a woman’s search for her son, who was taken away from her decades ago after she became pregnant and was forced to live in a convent.
12 YEARS A SLAVE – In the antebellum United States, Solomon Northup, a free black man from upstate New York, is abducted and sold into slavery.
THE WOLF OF WALL STREET – Based on the true story of Jordan Belfort, from his rise to a wealthy stockbroker living the high life to his fall involving crime, corruption and the federal government.
All film summaries are from the Internet Movie Database, IMDb.com.