World Cinema


Chernobyl 300 min.

On April 26, 1986, the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant in the Soviet Union suffered a massive explosion that released radioactive material across Belarus, Russia and Ukraine, and as far as Scandinavia and western Europe. Chernobyl is a gripping five-part miniseries that tells the powerful and visceral story of the worst man-made accident in history, following the tragedy from the moment of the early...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2019

Episode 1: 1:23:45 59 min.

April 26, 1986, Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic. An early-morning explosion at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant sends workers scrambling to assess the damage. When reports reach the control room that the reactor's core is "gone," deputy chief engineer Anatoly Dyatlov, insisting that's impossible, sends men to the core itself to investigate. Meanwhile, Vasily, a fireman in the nearby town of P...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2019

Episode 2: Please Remain Calm 65 min.

Seven hours after the Chernobyl explosion, Ulana Khomyuk, a nuclear physicist in Minsk, is awakened in her office by a radiation alarm and grows increasingly worried when her phone call to Chernobyl goes unanswered. Lyudmilla arrives at the Pripyat hospital looking for Vasily, whom she learns is being helicoptered to Moscow. At a Central Committee meeting with General Secretary Gorbachev, Legasov...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2019

Episode 3: Open Wide, O Earth 62 min.

April 30, 1986. After bribing her way into Hospital Number 6 in Moscow, Lyudmilla flouts a nurse's warnings about limiting her contact with Vasily. With the reactor fire finally contained, Legasov warns Shcherbina that a plant meltdown could contaminate drinking water for 50 million people. Determined to uncover the cause of the explosion, Khomyuk goes to the hospital to interview the men who were...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2019

Episode 4: The Happiness of All Mankind 66 min.

As mandatory evacuations in the exclusion zone begin, Shcherbina and Legasov bring in General Tarakanov for advice on the use of remote-controlled lunar rovers to remove debris too radioactive for human contact. A young draftee, Pavel, arrives at a military camp, where he's shown the ropes by Bacho, an Afghan war vet. Khomyuk faces government-censor hurdles as she tries to obtain documents related...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2019

Episode 5: Vichnaya Pamyat 72 min.

After being congratulated by the KGB for publicly affirming that the Chernobyl explosion was caused by “operator error,” Legasov weighs the price of telling the truth at the upcoming criminal trial of Dyatlov, Bryukhanov and Fomin. As proceedings begin in Chernobyl City, Shcherbina, Legasov and Khomyuk lay out the scientific and human explanations as to what went wrong on the night of April 26, ev...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2019

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks 93 min.

Boasting an exceptional cast and production team, and based on Rebecca Skloot’s critically acclaimed 2010 nonfiction best-seller of the same name, this HBO Films drama tells the true story of Henrietta Lacks, an African- American woman whose cells were used to create the first immortal human cell line, known as HeLa. Told primarily through the eyes of Lacks’ daughter Deborah (Oprah Winfrey) and jo...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2017

New to Our Collection! Sometimes in April 141 min.

In April 1994, one of the most heinous genocides in world history began in the African nation of Rwanda. Over the course of 100 days, close to one million people were killed in a terrifying purge by Hutu nationalists against their Tutsi countrymen. This harrowing HBO Films drama focuses on the almost indescribable human atrocities that took place a decade ago through the story of two Hutu brothers...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2015

Below Dreams 75 min.

Directed by Garrett Bradley, three friends question their ability to dream amidst a crumbling economic climate against the backdrop of New York and New Orleans. After a series of rejections, they resolve to reinvent themselves in hopes of successfully starting anew. Some World Cinema titles may contain mature themes or content. Viewer discretion is advised.

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2014

Fanie Fourie's Lobola 97 min.

Directed by Henk Pretorius, this film is a South African romantic comedy about an Afrikaans guy and a Zulu girl who fall in love and have to navigate their way through the complicated process of lobola – the traditional Zulu bride price. Filled with humorous but hard-hitting social commentary, the film is a contemporary fairy tale about love and tradition in a rapidly evolving society. Based on a...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2013