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May/June 2019

What you’ll find in the May/June 2019 issue of Video Librarian:

New documentaries on 1970s Jewish retirement life in Florida, a 14-year-old gourmet chef, Facebook’s dilemma, what happened to that banjo-playing kid in Deliverance, jihadists, pensions in peril, the world’s fastest animal, same-sex ballroom dancing, poetry in America, and more. Plus, books into movies, anime, music/dance, and 75-plus movie and TV series reviews.

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Bi-Weekly Selection Guide to Upcoming Releases for July 9 & July 2

Arthur Celebrates Community
Invisible Hands
Gotham: The Complete Fifth and Final Season
Okko’s Inn
Combat Obscura
Bob Le Flambeur

Check out our guide to upcoming releases in the categories of documentary, TV, children’s, anime, music, and classic film

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