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Binge box. Women's history.

Summary
A collection of DVDs featuring prominent stories and figures from women's history, all gathered into one "binge box" for a spectacular movie night. Mary Shelley: The real-life story of Mary Shelley, and the creation of her immortal monster, is nearly as fantastical as her fiction. Raised by a renowned philosopher father in eighteenth-century London, Mary Wollstonecraft Godwin is a teenage dreamer determined to make her mark on the world, when she meets the dashing and brilliant poet Percy Shelley. So begins a torrid, bohemian love affair marked by both passion and personal tragedy that will transform Mary and fuel the writing of her Gothic masterwork. Suffragette: Inspired by true events, a moving drama exploring the passion and heartbreak of the women who risked everything in their fight for equality in early 20th century Britain. The story centers on Maud, a working wife and mother whose life is forever changed when she is secretly recruited to join the U.K.'s growing suffragette movement. Galvanized by the outlaw fugitive Emmeline Pankhurst, Maud becomes an activist for the cause alongside women from all walks of life. Amelia: Kansas-born Amelia Earhart discovers the thrill of aviation at age 23. Within 12 years she goes on to win the Distinguished Flying Cross for being the first woman to pilot a plane solo across the Atlantic Ocean. Amelia and her husband/business partner George Putnam have an enduring marriage that could not be broken by her determination to fly, nor her passionate affair with Gene Vidal. At age 39, she sets out on an attempt to circumnavigate the globe--an adventure that catapults her into aviation myth. A league of their own: In 1943, a washed-up ballplayer is hired to coach in the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League while the male pros are at war. Reluctant at first, he finds himself drawn back into the game by the heart and heroics of the team. Hidden figures: As the United States raced against Russia to put a man in space, NASA found untapped talent in a group of African-American female mathematicians that served as the brains behind one of the greatest operations in U.S. history. Dorothy Vaughan, Mary Jackson, and Katherine Johnson crossed all gender, race, and professional lines while their brilliance and desire to dream big, beyond anything ever accomplished before by the human race, firmly cemented them in U.S. history as true American heroes. Jackie: A searing and intimate portrait of one of the most important and tragic moments in American history, seen through the eyes of the iconic First Lady, then Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy. The film places us in her world during the days immediately following her husband's assassination. Known for her extraordinary dignity and poise, here we see a psychological portrait of the First Lady as she struggles to maintain her husband's legacy and the world of a "Camelot" that they created and loved so well.

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HCPL Aldine
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HCPL Atascocita
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HCPL Bush Cypress Creek
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34028101909126
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HCPL Crosby - Edith Fae Cook Cole
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HCPL Evelyn Meador
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HCPL Evelyn Meador
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HCPL Fairbanks Branch
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HCPL Freeman
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34028101909175
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HCPL High Meadows
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34028101909191
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HCPL Jacinto City
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34028101909209
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HCPL Katherine Tyra @ Bear Creek
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34028101909118
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HCPL Katy
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HCPL Katy
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HCPL LaPorte
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HCPL Maud Marks
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34028101908847
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HCPL North Channel
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34028101908854
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HCPL Northwest
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34028101908862
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HCPL Octavia Fields
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HCPL South Houston
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HCPL South Houston
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HCPL West University
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