December has been an exciting month for streaming video. OverDrive now offers content from Warner Bros. & MGM! These titles are available under a transactional, Cost Per Circ (CPC) access model. This model enables simultaneous use and allows libraries to budget based on checkouts, which is a form of patron-driven acquisition. You can view the full MGM & Warner Bros. catalogs in Marketplace now. We’ve also added a plethora of excellent children’s television shows, star-studded blockbusters, and award-winning documentaries. Check out a sample of the best titles below and click here for the full Marketplace list.
Child of God | Cinedigm – Drama, Thriller
James Franco’s adaptation of Cormac McCarthy’s controversial novel about a desperate man’s downward spiral into violence and crime. Venice Film Festival Golden Lion nominee. eBook also available.
Color Me Kubrick | Magnolia Pictures – Comedy
The true story of a man who posed as director Stanley Kubrick despite knowing very little about his work and looking nothing like him. Starring John Malkovich. Nominated for a Golden Hitchcock Award.
Everything is Illuminated | Warner Bros. – Comedy, Drama
A powerful film about a young man’s journey to piece together his family story. Based on the novel by Jonathan Safran Foer. Both the film and book have received critical acclaim. Starring Elijah Wood. eBook also available
Last Tango in Paris | MGM – Drama
A man is torn apart by his wife’s suicide and attempts to bury his grief in a sudden, purely carnal relationship with an alluring stranger. Starring Marlon Brando. Nominated for two Academy Awards and a Golden Globe.
The Miracle Worker | MGM – Drama
Based on the play by William Gibson, this film revolves around the story of Anne Sullivan and her remarkable blind and deaf pupil, Helen Keller. ** Winner of Academy Award for Best Actress & Best Supporting Actress.**eBook also available.
Natural Born Killers | Warner Bros. – Thriller
The misadventures of Mickey and Mallory: outcasts, lovers, and serial killers. Starring Woody Harrelson, Juliette Lewis, Robert Downey, Jr., & Tommy Lee Jones. Nominated for a Golden Globe & winner of three Venice Film Festival awards. OverDrive staff favorite.
Romulus, My Father | Magnolia Pictures – Drama
A story of impossible love that ultimately celebrates the unbreakable bond between father and son. Starring Eric Bana. Winner of Australian Film Institute Award for Best Film, Best Lead Actor, & Best Supporting Actor. eBook also available.
Trust | Millennium Entertainment – Drama
A suburban family is torn apart when 14-year-old Annie is seduced by an online predator. Starring Catherine Keener & Clive Owen. Directed by David Schwimmer.
A Touch of Frost | MPI Media Group – Crime, British Television
Detective Inspector Jack Frost is an unconventional policeman with sympathy for the underdog and an instinct for moral justice. BAFTA & National Television Awards (UK) winner.
Braceface | Nelvana – Cartoon, Children’s television
An 8th grader must deal with magical braces on top of all the issues that accompany being a teenager. Starring Alicia Silverstone. Nominated for a Daytime Emmy and won three Genesis Awards. OverDrive staff favorite.
Rolie Polie Olie | Nelvana – Cartoon, Children’s television
Robot Olie discovers the values of friendship, family, and growing up to be a great kid. Annie Award, Daytime Emmy, & Gemini Award Winner.
Documentary & Instructional
Alaska: Spirit of the Wild | Echelon Studios – Documentary, Nature
A look at how animals & humans adapt to the extremes of the Alaskan wilderness. Narrated by Charlton Heston. Nominated for an Academy Award.
Gonzo | Magnolia Pictures – Documentary, Biography
A portrait of the late gonzo journalist Hunter S. Thompson. Nominated for Sundance Film Festival & Writers Guild of America awards. eBook also available.
Man on Wire | Magnolia Pictures – Documentary
A look at tightrope walker Philippe Petit’s daring, but illegal, high-wire routine performed between New York City’s World Trade Center’s twin towers in 1974, what some consider, “the artistic crime of the century.”Academy Award & BAFTA winner. 100% fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes. eBook also available.
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Michelle Ross is a Collection Development Analyst at OverDrive.