Featured DVD of the Week


A Face in the Crowd (1957)
Directed by Elia Kazan

Screenplay by Budd Schulberg and featuring Andy Griffith, Patricia Neal, Walter Matthau, Anthony Franciosa, and Lee Remick. Griffith is a force in his role as Lonesome Rhodes — a guitar playing hillbilly who, with the support of Neal as a television reporter, gets a get out of jail card to become an overnight television sensation. His philosophizes, he connives, he becomes too powerful — as he comes close to dominating a political faction. Sound familiar?

Butler Media (Circulating)
DVD9359

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DVD3475

Featured DVD of the Week


No Direction Home : Bob Dylan

Butler Media (Circulating)
DVD10739

An honest documentary, sympathetic, perceptive — a chronicle of Bob Dylan’s evolution between 1961 and 1966 from singer to protest singer to rock star. Running time of 225 minutes, originally broadcast on the PBS program American Masters in 2005.
Pair it with D.A. Pennebaker’s Don’t Look Back (1967).
Butler Media Res
DVD5483

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Featured DVD of the Week

The Apartment (1960)

Following his delightfully hilarious Some Like it Hot (1959), Billy Wilder directs Jack Lemmon, Shirley MacLaine, Ray Walston, and Fred MacMurry in a bittersweet romance and comedy — a story of trying to get to the top, revolving doors, and love.

Butler Media (Circulating) DVD10425
Butler Media Res DVD0933