This guide links to just some of the many TV shows, movies, ebooks, magazines and newspapers that ACU students & staff can access online...reading and viewing for when you need some down-time from study!
As college tuition skyrockets and student debt explodes, a powerful new documentary reveals a nationwide fight for control of the heart, soul and finances of America's public universities.
The film tells the story of a potent one-two punch roiling public higher education right now: 35 years of systematic defunding and a well financed market oriented reform effort. It's the story of a little known and misunderstood ideological fight, the outcome of which will change the future of public higher education.
Growing up isn't easy, especially for Zach who is rapidly making the transition from boyhood to manhood, in both the modern world and his ancient culture. Pressures from his loving but staunch father, the temptations of city life, and the ever-present spectre of racism all take their toll. Ultimately, Zach must embrace the traditions and knowledge of his ancestors and awaken the warrior within.
CITIZENFOUR is a real life thriller, unfolding by the minute, giving audiences unprecedented access to filmmaker Laura Poitras and journalist Glenn Greenwald's encounters with Edward Snowden in Hong Kong, as he hands over classified documents providing evidence of mass indiscriminate and illegal invasions of privacy by the National Security Agency (NSA).
When a single mother and her young daughter move to rural France and open a chocolate shop - with Sunday hours - across the street from the local church, they are met with some resistance from the rigidly moral community. But as soon as the townspeople discover their delicious products, their attitudes begin to change.
A young mute woman and her child travel to New Zealand in the 1800s for an arranged marriage to a farmer there. After the marriage she meets another man, and the competition for her love begins. Only one of the men realizes that her affections can only be won through her beloved piano.
The tale of two fragile and sensitive vampires, Adam and Eve who have been lovers for centuries. Both are cultured intellectuals with an all-embracing passion for music, literature and science, who have evolved to a level where they no longer kill for sustenance, but still retain their innate wildness.
A man is abducted from the streets of London and transported via secret flights to an unknown country. Held in solitary confinement and cut off from the outside world, he is plunged into a lawless nightmare of detention without trial, interrogation and torture. Returned without explanation to the UK many months later, he is left to pick up the pieces of a shattered life in a world he no longer recognises.
Jimmy Stewart, Grace Kelly in a classic Alfred Hitchcock film... an adventuresome free-lance photographer finds himself confined to a wheelchair in his tiny apartment while a broken leg mends.His attention is naturally drawn to the courtyard outside his "rear window" and the occupants of the apartment buildings which surround it. Soon he is consumed by the private dramas of his neighbors lives which play themselves out before his eyes.
Critically-acclaimed by The New York Times and Film Comment as one of the best films of 2005, Andrew Bujalski's debut feature film, FUNNY HA HA, is true U.S. independent filmmaking at its best.
When you graduate college, you easily sashy into the world of adulthood, start a career, and get serious, right? Wrong. Marnie (Kate Dollenmayer) has left college, but not her drinking habits and her bad taste in men. What's more, Marnie can't seem to find a permanent job. It would be sad if it weren't so funny.