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July/August 2018

What you’ll find in the July/August 2018 issue of Video Librarian:

New documentaries on geek girls, gay marriage, Syrian refugees, India’s sexpert, Hitchcock’s shower scene in Psycho, the real mad men of advertising, Russian dashboard videos, the Obama administration’s final year, canine soldiers, the Gilded Age, Bill Nye, and more. Plus, books into movies, anime, music/dance, and 90-plus movie and TV series reviews…

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Bi-Weekly Selection Guide to Upcoming Releases for August 28 & August 21

Brooklyn Nine-Nine: Season Five
American Circumcision
18if: The Complete Series
Heaven Can Wait
Freedom Fighters: The Ray
Ash vs. Evil Dead: Season 3

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

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  • Kino Lorber EducationKino Lorber Education offers the best films available in Social Justice & Human Rights, Film Studies, Social Studies, Religion & Spirituality, and critically-acclaimed feature films.
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