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Every note played book cover
Every note played book cover

Every note played

Lisa Genova

eAUDIO
Fiction

A once accomplished concert pianist, Richard now has ALS. As he becomes increasingly paralyzed and is no longer able to live on his own, Karina becomes his reluctant caretaker. As Richard's muscles, voice, and breath fade, both he and Karina try to reconcile their past before it's too late. This is a masterful exploration of redemption and what it means to find peace inside of forgiveness

You MUST listen to Every Note Played by Lisa Genova. I finished the audiobook in one day; I could not stop listening! The impact of hearing how ALS affected Richard's speech was so powerful. I love all of Genova's books, but this may be my new favorite. -Meredith

Only Lovers Left Alive book cover
Only Lovers Left Alive book cover

Only Lovers Left Alive

DVD MOVIE SF/HORROR Only
Fantasy

Set against the romantic desolation of Detroit and Tangier, an underground musician, deeply depressed by the direction of human activities, reunites with his resilient and enigmatic lover. Their love story has already endured several centuries at least, but their debauched idyll is soon disrupted by her wild and uncontrollable younger sister. Can these wise but fragile outsiders continue to survive as the modern world collapses around them?

A Jim Jarmusch vampire film? Please and thank you. This film is incredibly visually stylized. Rock star manes and stark black, white, and red colorization. Goth at its pinnacle of sexy ennui. -Melody

What We Do in the Shadows book cover
What We Do in the Shadows book cover

What We Do in the Shadows

STREAMING VIDEO KANOPY
Comedy

Housemates Viago, Deacon, and Vladislav (Jemaine Clement, Taika Waititi, & Jonathan Brugh) are three vampires who are trying to get by in modern society; from paying rent and doing housework to trying to get invited into nightclubs. They are just like anyone else - except they're immortal and must feast on human blood. When their 8000 year-old roommate Petyr, turns 20-something human hipster Nick, into a vampire, the guys must guide him through his newfound eternal life.

A vampire mockumentary in the vein of classic Christopher Guest (Waiting for Guffman, Best in Show). This comedy is super-quotable ("BAT FIGHT!") and laugh out loud funny. Taika Waititi, who plays Viago, was the biggest draw for me to see the super silly Thor Ragnorak, which he directed. -Melody

Nosferatu. book cover
Nosferatu. book cover

Nosferatu.

STREAMING VIDEO KANOPY
Horror

This new presentation of Murnau's classic is mastered from original German material recently made available to Kino and is the most complete version available. An expressionist retelling of Bram Stoker's Dracula so faithful to the original tale of vampirism that Stoker's widow sued.

Hugely influential in the filmmaking, the horror genre, and in vampire mythology as well, Nosferatu is a silent film classic that any art film lover must see before they die. I was lucky enough to see it on the big screen at the Englert with the Alloy Orchestra providing the music. It was a night I'll never forget! -Melody

Black Sunday. book cover
Black Sunday. book cover

Black Sunday.

STREAMING VIDEO KANOPY
Horror

In one of the most auspicious directorial debuts in movie history, Mario Bava bridged the gap between the gothic horror picture and the European art film with Black Sunday (aka La maschera del demonio or The Mask of Satan). Made in 1960 and now considered a cult classic, it continues to reverberate through the cinema, inspiring and influencing new generations of filmmakers. In an absolutely mesmerizing performance, Black Sunday stars Barbara Steele as Asa Vajda, a beautiful woman tortured and executed as a witch, but not before pronouncing a curse upon those who have condemned her, a curse that is fulfilled some 200 years later. This newly mastered HD edition is the original Italian cut of the film, complete with Roberto Nicolosi's expressive score and three minutes of footage deleted from the U.S. release version.

I was stoked to see this movie on Kanopy because it isn't free on the other streaming services on my Roku. This is my personal first choice for date night because I love '60s horror illustrations. Black Sunday includes all my favorite things: witches, curses, and ancient crypts. It was apparently banned in the UK for the level of violence and gore and has remained a super scary cult classic. I can handle 1960s gore, can't I? -Melody

Dietland book cover
Dietland book cover

Dietland

Sarai Walker

FICTION Walker Sarai
Fiction

"A fresh and provocative debut novel about a reclusive young woman saving up for weight loss surgery when she gets drawn into a shadowy feminist guerilla group called "Jennifer"--equal parts Bridget Jones's Diary and Fight Club"--

I'm late to the party on this one, but that does not take away from the book's impact at all. If anything, I think reading Dietland now, given everything that's happening in our world, makes the book's message that much stronger. -Meredith

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