Pace Law Library’s Law in Film Collection keeps growing. It is located on the third level of the law library. A-M titles are behind the reference desk and N-Z titles are in the library’s cell phone lounge. Pace Law Library patrons with borrowing privileges may check any of the movies out for five days and free of charge! Submit your suggestion(s) of a movie for purchase!
Among some of the most recent additions are:
- A Simple Question: The Story of STRAW (Filmakers Collaborative SF 2010) [GF26 .S56 2010 DVD] – This film tells the story of the Bay Institute’s STRAW Project (Students and Teachers Restoring a Watershed).
- King Corn (Mosaic Films Production & The Independent Television Service (ITVS) with funding provided by The Corporation for Public Broadcasting 2008) [SB191.M2 K56 2008 DVD] – College buddies Ian Cheney and Curt Ellis return to their ancestral home of Greene, Iowa, to find out how the modest corn kernel conquered America.
- Flock of Dodos: The Evolution and Intelligent Design Circus (Documentary Educational Resources 2006) [QH362 .F56 2006 DVD] – A humorous look at the debate between proponents of biological evolution and adherents of intelligent design, focusing especially on legal opinions about the issue.
- Tapped (Atlas Films 2010) [HD9349.M542 T36 2010 DVD] – Is access to clean drinking water a basic human right, or a commodity that should be bought and sold like any other article of commerce? Stephanie Soechtig exams the big business of bottled water.
- The Jury (A Granada Television Production 2002) [PN1997.2 .J87 2002 DVD] – A comprehensive six-part series of a shocking murder trial and the jurors affected by it.
- Kill the Irishman (Anchor Bay Films, Code Entertainment Production, and Dundee Entertainment Production 2011) [PN1997.2 .K55 2011 DVD] – Over the summer of 1976, thirty-six bombs detonate in the heart of Cleveland while a turf war rages between Irish mobster Danny Greene and the Italian mafia.
- Affluenza (KCTS Television & Oregon Public Broadcasting 2005) [HC110.C6 A34 2005 DVD] – Hosted by National Public Radio’s Scott Simon, the program explores both the comical and sobering aspects of our consumerism and its enormous impact on families, communities and the environment.
- Pete Seeger: The Power of Song (Weinstein Company Home Entertainment & Live Nation Artists 2008) [ML420.S44 P48 2008 DVD] – A look at the life of controversial musician, activist, and environmentalist Pete Seeger, and how he used his songs to promote social change.
- Au Revoir Les Enfants [Goodbye Children] (Janus Films & M.K.2 Productions 2006) [PN1997.2 .A87 2006 DVD] – Tells a heartbreaking story of friendship and devastating loss between two boys living in Nazi-occupied France.
- Harlan County U.S.A. (A Cabin Creek film production 2006) [HD5325.M62 1973 .H37 2006 DVD] – Chronicles the 1973 Harlan County, Kentucky coal miners’ strike against the operators of the Brookside mine and the Duke Power Company, which resulted from the company’s refusal to honor the national contract of the United Mine Workers of America when the miners joined the union.
- Law Abiding Citizens (Anchor Bay Entertainment 2010) [PN1997.2 .L39 2010 DVD] – Clyde Shelton is a brilliant planner and inventor whose family is killed. Clyde fights against the DA decision to make a plea with one co-defendant to pin the death penalty on the other. Clyde tries to change the justice system, eventually even from jail, and will not stop at nothing.
- Precious Life (Mongrel Media 2011) [DS119.767 .P74 2011 DVD] – “An Israeli journalist confronts the personal ramifications of life in Gaza in this award-winning documentary about courage and the fight for the life of a child.”