But When Can I Borrow It From the Library?

For movie lovers, there is no more magical season than this. The Golden Globe Awards and Screen Actors Guild Awards have hosted their parties and declared their winners, and all eyes turn to the Oscars.

On Sunday night, the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences will host the 92nd Academy Awards, and we’ll all be glued to our televisions cheering for our favorites.

There’s another reason this is an exciting time for movie fans in the library: once nominations for awards are announced, the big studios push their films back into theaters for one last run before the awards shows. Following that push, there’s a flood of nominated films released to DVD in short order! We love March and April, because there is always a great selection of high-quality movies available to show at our Monday Night Movies, and to fill the shelves for your home viewing pleasure.

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It should be noted that the road to DVD for films produced by streaming services (Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime) is less predictable. Some of the shows and films are released to DVD, some are not. There is so much quality fare being produced by these companies now, and we wish we could acquire all of it as quickly as we can get major studio films for you. But we can assure you that if and when they are released, we will add them to our collection. I have marked films produced by streaming services with an asterisk in the list below.

Here are some of the nominees in major categories, and when you can expect to see them at the library:

Best Picture Nominees

  • Ford v Ferrari – Available on DVD and Blu-Ray February 11
  • The Irishman* – No current release date
  • Jojo Rabbit – Available on DVD and Blu-Ray February. Monday Night Movie showing March 9
  • Joker – Currently available on DVD and Blu-Ray
  • Little Women – Estimated for March release – no specific date yet
  • Marriage Story* – No current release date
  • 1917 – Estimated for April release – no specific date yet
  • Once Upon a Time In Hollywood – Currently available on DVD and Blu-Ray
  • Parasite – Currently available on DVD and Blu-Ray

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Popular films nominated in other categories

  • Pain and Glory (Nominated for 2 Academy Awards) – Currently available on DVD and Blu-Ray. Monday Night Movie showing February 3.
  • Harriet (Nominated for 2 Academy Awards) – Currently available on DVD and Blu-Ray. Monday Night Movie showing February 10.
  • Bombshell (Nominated for 3 Academy Awards) – Available on DVD and Blu-Ray March 10. Monday Night Movie showing March 23.
  • Judy (Nominated for 2 Academy Awards) – Currently available on DVD. Monday Night Movie showing January 13.
  • Knives Out (Nominated for 1 Academy Award) – Available on DVD and Blu-Ray February 25, Monday Night Movie showing March 16.
  • A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood (Nominated for 1 Academy Award) – Available on DVD and Blu-Ray February 18, Monday Night Movie showing Feb. 24.
  • The Two Popes* (Nominated for 3 Academy Awards) – No current release date
  • Richard Jewell (Nominated for 1 Academy Award) – Available on DVD and Blu-Ray March 17
  • Lighthouse (Nominated for 1 Academy Award) – Currently available on DVD
  • American Factory* – No current release date
  • The Cave – No current release date
  • The Edge of Democracy* – No current release date
  • For Sama – Currently available on DVD
  • Honeyland– Currently available on DVD

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Finally, although it was not nominated for an Academy Award, I’d also like to mention Queen & Slim, which was nominated for 31 other various awards, and is worth seeking out.   The DVD will be released on March 3rd, and we’ll be screening it on Monday March 30th at 6:30 PM.

For quick reference, here’s our full schedule of upcoming Movie Monday films:

  • February 10 – Harriet [PG-13]
  • February 17  – No Movie/Presidents’ Day
  • February 24  – A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood  [PG]
  • March 2 – Midway [PG-13]
  • March 9 – Jojo Rabbit [PG-13]
  • March 16 – Knives Out [PG-13]
  • March 23 – Bombshell [R]
  • March 30 – Queen & Slim [R]

April’s going to be amazing, too, so keep an eye on our newsletter!

– Jill, WFPL Adult Services Supervisor

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