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November/December 2018

What you’ll find in the November/December 2018 issue of Video Librarian:

New documentaries on the plight of Asian elephants, family paid leave, the Mayo Clinic, the Chinese Exclusion Act, Grace Jones, the Star-Spangled Banner, the disabled rights movement, Ted Williams, 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 December 4 & November 27

Elliot: The Littlest Reindeer
2018 World Series
Westworld—Season Two: The Door
International Sweethearts of Rhythm: America’s Hottest All-Girl Band
Castlevania: Season One
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Volume Eight

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

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