Library Newly Added Oscar Winning & Nominated Scripts 2021

new OSCAR wInning & Nominated scripts!

 Here are some of the Oscar winner and nominee scripts that were added to the Library’s Catalog. You don’t want to miss these amazing scripts!

 
Make sure you use your signed into your LAFS Gmail before you try reading a script!

Oscar Winners

Nomadland

After losing everything in the Great Recession, a woman embarks on a journey through the American West, living as a van-dwelling modern-day nomad.

Minari

A Korean family starts a farm in 1980s Arkansas.

Tenet

Armed with only one word, Tenet, and fighting for the survival of the entire world, a Protagonist journeys through a twilight world of international espionage on a mission that will unfold in something beyond real time

Mank

1930’s Hollywood is reevaluated through the eyes of scathing social critic and alcoholic screenwriter Herman J. Mankiewicz as he races to finish the screenplay of Citizen Kane (1941).

Judas and the Black Messiah

Bill O’Neal infiltrates the Black Panther Party per FBI Agent Mitchell and J. Edgar Hoover. As Party Chairman Fred Hampton ascends, falling for a fellow revolutionary en route, a battle wages for O’Neal’s soul.

Promising Young Woman

A young woman, traumatized by a tragic event in her past, seeks out vengeance against those who crossed her path.

Ma Rainey's Black Bottom

During a recording session, tensions rise between Ma Rainey, her ambitious horn player and the white management determined to control the uncontrollable “Mother of the Blues”.

Soul

After landing the gig of a lifetime, a New York jazz pianist suddenly finds himself trapped in a strange land between Earth and the afterlife.

The Father

A man refuses all assistance from his daughter as he ages. As he tries to make sense of his changing circumstances, he begins to doubt his loved ones, his own mind and even the fabric of his reality.

Sound of Metal

A heavy-metal drummer’s life is thrown into freefall when he begins to lose his hearing.

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Library Resources for Earth Day 2021

Earth Day 2021

~ Things To Do for Earth Day, April 22, 2021 ~

Students can learn about the environment & conservation and celebrate Earth Week 2021 with these resources and educational opportunities. The theme of this year’s Earth Day is “Restore our Earth,” and it’s all about reducing our environmental footprint and fixing the damage we’ve already done.

Watch Films & Shows

Inside the garbage of the world

This informative, hard-hitting film reveals the truth about plastic pollution and how it is harming the oceans and threatening human safety. We are on the edge of a tremendous disaster – can humankind act before it is too late?

WALL-E

In the distant future, a small waste-collecting robot inadvertently embarks on a space journey that will ultimately decide the fate of mankind.

Determining Decade Summit

A revolutionary group of activists, scientists, farmers, and politicians band together in a global movement of “Regenerative Agriculture” that could balance our climate, replenish our vast water supplies, and feed the world.

To get a free link, visit: https://kissthegroundmovie.com/ 

The Biggest Little Farm

Documentarian John Chester and his wife Molly work to develop a sustainable farm on 200 acres outside of Los Angeles.

Attend a Virtual Event

We Shall Breathe Event

Tuesday April 20

Determining Decade Summit

Wednesday April 21

Teach for the Planet Summit

Wednesday April 21

Earth Day Live event

Thursday April 22

LAFS Theatre Rewind: The Biggest Little Farm Panel
Thursday April 23

The global youth climate summit will be followed by “We Shall Breathe,” a virtual event in the evening that will examine climate and environmental justice, connecting the climate crisis, pollution, poverty, police brutality, and the pandemic, within a racial justice framework.

More info here: https://www.earthday.org/earth-day-2021/ 

The Nature Conservancy will host a virtual Summit with conservation leaders, scientists, policymakers, and advocates to help show the way forward.

Join to learn about Jane Goodall, Alexandra Cousteau, & Dolores Huerta’s work in the fight against climate change, and what you can do to make a difference in the “Determining Decade.”

More info here: https://www.nature.org/en-us/about-us/where-we-work/united-states/california/stories-in-california/virtual-summit-2021/

Education International presents “Teach for the Planet: Global Education Summit,” a multilingual virtual summit focused on the role educators play in combating climate change and the need for transformative climate education.

More info here: https://www.earthday.org/earth-day-2021/ 

On Earth Day, EarthDay.org will produce the second Earth Day Live Digital Event, a multi-hour, multi-channel livestream with workshops, panel discussions, and special performances. EarthDay.org has also partnered with Global Environment Media, a TV and educational platform, to carry Earth Day Live on their cable, satellite, and IPTV platforms. 

More info here: https://www.earthday.org/earth-day-2021/ 

Relive our “Biggest Little Farm” Panel, where we discuss the film in great detail with a host of professional filmmakers.

More Info here: https://www.lafilm.edu/event/lafs-theatre-rewind-the-biggest-little-farm-panel/

Find & Register an Event here: https://www.earthday.org/earth-day-2021/#map

Ways to Celebrate at Home

      1. Turn off the lights when you leave the room.
      2. Unplug rechargeable devices such as cell phone chargers, digital cameras, etc., even though these devices are in standby mode.
      3. Plug TVs, DVD players, electronics, and computer equipment into power strips and turn off at night or when you leave to avoid the phantom/vampire power that is constantly lost. Also, screen savers fo NOT reduce energy use by monitors – switching to sleep mode or manually turning off monitors is always the better energy-saving strategy.
      4. Switch out incandescent light bulbs with energy-saving compact fluorescent (CFLs) which us 75% less energy or light emitting diodes (LEDs) which use 90% less energy.
      5. Open the windows for some fresh air when the weather is pleasant instead of running the mechanical heating or cooling system – better for your health too.
      6. Turn off the energy-hogging heated dry cycle on your dishwasher.
      7. Walk or bike to where you need to go. Or just to enjoy the outdoors. Pick up trash while you are at it.
      8. Do you really need to print that document? If so use back side of scratch paper or double side you printing.
      9. Bring that reusable coffee mug and water bottle instead of throwing away one each time.
      10. Celebrate green reads via a display of books or online web site of resources and sustainable information.

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Spring Break 2021 LAFS Library Electronic Scripts

Spring break!!

Here are some electronic scripts that will surely make this spring break memorable!! Browse through our selection of popular scripts below from our Library’s Catalog, you don’t want to miss them!

 
Make sure you use your signed into your LAFS Gmail before you try reading a script!

Highlighted Scripts

Moonlight

A young African-American man grapples with his identity and sexuality while experiencing the everyday struggles of childhood, adolescence, and burgeoning adulthood.

Rise of the Guardians

When the evil spirit Pitch launches an assault on Earth, the Immortal Guardians team up to protect the innocence of children all around the world.

Avengers Endgame

After the devastating events of Avengers: Infinity War (2018), the universe is in ruins. With the help of remaining allies, the Avengers assemble once more in order to reverse Thanos’ actions and restore balance to the universe.

Kubo and the Two Strings

A young boy named Kubo must locate a magical suit of armour worn by his late father in order to defeat a vengeful spirit from the past.

Pans Labyrinth

In the Falangist Spain of 1944, the bookish young stepdaughter of a sadistic army officer escapes into an eerie but captivating fantasy world.

We do not own the movie trailers or movie posters posted here. 

Library Newly Added Scripts Golden Globes 2021

new Golden Globe scripts!

We have been busy over here at the Library! We have been working to get the scripts from the golden globes! Here are some of the winners and nominee scripts that were added to the Library’s Catalog. You don’t want to miss them!

 
Make sure you use your signed into your LAFS Gmail before you try reading a script!

Highlighted Scripts

Nomadland

After losing everything in the Great Recession, a woman embarks on a journey through the American West, living as a van-dwelling modern-day nomad.

Minari

A Korean family starts a farm in 1980s Arkansas.

Queen's Gambit

Orphaned at the tender age of nine, prodigious introvert Beth Harmon discovers and masters the game of chess in 1960s USA. But child stardom comes at a price.

Ma Rainey's Black Bottom

During a recording session, tensions rise between Ma Rainey, her ambitious horn player and the white management determined to control the uncontrollable “Mother of the Blues”.

Lovecraft County

A young African-American travels across the U.S. in the 1950s in search of his missing father.

We do not own the movie trailers or movie posters posted here. 

Women’s History Month 2021

Womens History Month

It’s Women’s History Month! We have pulled a list of movies that showcase both the writing and directing done by award-winning women. Enjoy a great script and tell us what your favorite!

The Beguiled

The unexpected arrival of a wounded Union soldier at a girl’s school in Virginia during the American Civil War leads to jealousy and betrayal. Written and Directed by Sofia Coppola. 

Bridesmaids

Competition between the maid of honor and a bridesmaid, over who is the bride’s best friend, threatens to upend the life of an out-of-work pastry chef. Written by Kristin Wiig and Annie Mumolo. 

Clueless

Shallow, rich, and socially successful Cher is at the top of her Beverly Hills high school’s pecking scale. Seeing herself as a matchmaker, Cher first coaxes two teachers into dating each other. Written and Directed by Amy Heckerling. 

Juno

Written by Diablo Cody, also known as Brook Busey-Maurio, This coming-of-age film tells the story of an off-beat young woman faced with an unplanned pregnancy and the choices she makes for the unborn child. 

Lady Bird

In 2002, an artistically inclined seventeen-year-old girl comes of age in Sacramento, California. Written and Directed by Greta Gerwig

Little Women

Written and Directed by Greta Gerwig.  Jo March reflects back and forth on her life, telling the beloved story of the March sisters – four young women, each determined to live life on her own terms.

Lost in Translation

A faded movie star and a neglected young woman form an unlikely bond after crossing paths in Tokyo. Written and Directed by Sofia Coppola 

Mean Girls

Written by 30 Rock’s Tina Fey. Cady Heron is a hit with The Plastics, the A-list girl clique at her new school until she makes the mistake of falling for Aaron Samuels, the ex-boyfriend of alpha Plastic Regina George.

The Piano

Directed and Written by Jane Campion. In the mid-19th century, a mute woman is sent to New Zealand along with her young daughter and prized piano for an arranged marriage to a wealthy landowner but is soon lusted after by a local worker on the plantation.

Zero Dark Thirty

A chronicle of the decade-long hunt for al-Qaeda terrorist leader Osama bin Laden after the September 2001 attacks, and his death at the hands of the Navy S.E.A.L.s Team 6 in May 2011. Directed by Katherine Bigelow

We do not own the movie trailers or movie posters posted here.

National Wildlife Day Documentaries

National Wildlife day

February 22nd is National Wildlife Day. Here at the library, some of our favorite documentaries happen to be sourced around the beautiful wildlife that our planet. We thought this year we would share some award winning and acclaimed documentaries and places that you can watch them.  

Highlighted Documentaries

Planet Earth

Emmy Award-winning, 11 episodes, five years in the making, the most expensive nature documentary series ever commissioned by the BBC, and the first to be filmed in high definition.

You can find Planet Earth on Youtube (pay to watch) or Amazon. 

Our Planet

Documentary series focusing on the breadth of the diversity of habitats around the world, from the remote Arctic wilderness and mysterious deep oceans to the vast landscapes of Africa and diverse jungles of South America.
 
You can find Our Planet  on Netflix, most streaming services and Youtube.

Blue Planet II

David Attenborough returns to the world’s oceans in this sequel to the acclaimed documentary filming rare and unusual creatures of the deep, as well as documenting the problems our oceans face.

You can find Blue Planet II on Amazon, Youtube, Google Play and iTunes.

Blackfish

A documentary following the controversial captivity of killer whales, and its dangers for both humans and whales. 

You can watch Blackfish on Netflix,  Amazon, FandangoNow, and iTunes (we also have this DVD in the Library!)

Chasing Coral

Coral reefs around the world are vanishing at an unprecedented rate. A team of divers, photographers and scientists set out on a thrilling ocean adventure to discover why and to reveal the underwater mystery to the world.

You can watch Chasing Coral on Netflix 

We do not own the movie trailers or movie posters posted here. 

Library Newly Added Scripts 2021

new scripts!

We have been busy over here at the Library! We have been clearing out some of the old items to make way for something new! Specifically – Scripts! Here are some of the newest scripts to be added to the Library’s Catalog, that are also currently up for awards this year. You don’t want to miss them!

 
Make sure you use your signed into your LAFS Gmail before you try reading a script!

Highlighted Scripts

The King of Staten Island

Scott has been a case of arrested development since his firefighter dad died. He spends his days smoking weed and dreaming of being a tattoo artist until events force him to grapple with his grief and take his first steps forward in life.

Promising Young Woman

A young woman, traumatized by a tragic event in her past, seeks out vengeance against those who crossed her path.

Trial of the Chicago 7

The story of 7 people on trial stemming from various charges surrounding the uprising at the 1968 Democratic National Convention in Chicago, Illinois.

Soul

After landing the gig of a lifetime, a New York jazz pianist suddenly finds himself trapped in a strange land between Earth and the afterlife.

Tenet

Armed with only one word, Tenet, and fighting for the survival of the entire world, a Protagonist journeys through a twilight world of international espionage on a mission that will unfold in something beyond real time.

We do not own the movie trailers or movie posters posted here. 

How we are Celebrating differently this year

how we are choosing to celebrate this year

We know that the holidays are a time to bring everyone together and celebrate our time together. But this year has certainly turned out differently than what we all might have expected. We know most are celebrating differently this year. With keeping one another safe as a top priority this holiday season, we wanted to share how we are celebrating this year and how we are keeping our traditions but doing so safely. 

Carlee's Top Picks

Each year around Christmas we usually get all of our family to visit us, and the chaos involved is usually half the fun of the holidays. We host a big Christmas party, go to a candlelight vigil each Christmas Eve, and then go up to our family’s cabin to enjoy New Years Eve. Its a time I have always looked forward to each year. 

This year it’s just my immediate family.  We won’t have a big party, have family over, go out anywhere or leave our home. Instead, we are doing a lot of socially distanced celebrating. More Zoom calls, safe movie nights, and dropping off food to those who can’t be with anyone this holiday season. The holidays are more about the people you spend it with and after the year we had I really look forward to just being with them. 

It's a Wonderful Life

Every Year, my mom and i watch this movie while we wrap presents. Its her favorite movie and it has become my favorite as well. While we can’t be cuddled up on the couch and watch it, we are planning on doing a socially distance movie night while still wrapping up some gifts. 

Shopping Small

Instead of department brands and going shopping at malls, I am shopping mostly online on stores like Etsy that provide personalized items and come from small businesses. I have been getting some great gifts that i can’t wait for my family to open on Christmas!

Zoom Parties

We usually have a big party every year. Instead, we are doing a zoom party. The people who are getting a plate of some party snacks we would have provided so when we zoom we could all be having the same food and drink we might be at a party. It’s going to be a great time!

Eduardo's Top Picks

Normally around this time my family would celebrate the Day of the Virgin Mary on the 12th of December. We would attend church around 8 for a two hour mass. We would also get to see the traditional aztec dancers. Since we cant do that this year it is most likely that we will be doing a small evening prayer with my immediate family instead.

My family also celebrates Christmas eve and Christmas day. This use to mean my family would take out the pans and start making tamales in preparation for a big party with my entire extended family on Christmas eve. Usually we would make tamales and bunuelos while others would make Posole, arroz con leche and empanadas. So basically everybody would come together with a whole bunch of food. This year we are still making tamales but we are only making for my immediate family. This is the first year that everyone is doing their own thing. The last thing we would do is wait till midnight and open presents one by one in front of each other. This literally would take 2 to 3 hours on average. Now its going to take all of two seconds with only my immediate family haha.

Bunuelos

Bunuelos are fried fritters and are delicious. There are no words to describe how good these are – especially with a LOT of sugar. 

Posole

Pozole is a traditional soup or stew from Mexican cuisine. This one is made from chicken and is sure to be a hit at any table. 

Empanadas

Not all Empanadas are filled with meat! This recipe has pumpkin  and They are SO GOOD.  I can’t wait to make these.

Georgina's Top Picks

I enjoy the holidays mainly because of the food and fun activities that I get to do with friends and family. Since I work at a school, I get a week (or two) off, so it is a time of relaxation as well as a celebration. Usually I celebrate the holidays with Las Posadas, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day festivities. Though this year will be different.

I still plan on making our traditional tamales with my parents and have a small family meal with them for both Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, and of course exchanging gifts. I will also do a lot of virtual “meetings” with my cousins and friends since we usually get together during this time. I have recommended some places to get Tamales and some virtual games that will make it a great experience.

Tamales

If you do not have time to make Tamales, you can always buy them! There’s a ton of places in Los Angeles area to order Tamales, especially during this time. I have listed a few of my favorites that I have tried myself.

Houseparty

Houseparty is the face-to-face social network where you can connect with the people. The app makes video chat effortless, alerting you when your friends are “in the house” and ready to chat so you can jump right into the conversation. Plus you can play games that you and your party can enjoy! I love playing the Pictionary Game on the app. It is totally free, you just need a smart phone/tablet or download it to your desktop using the Google Chrome extension.

Quiplash

Quiplash is a gut-busting battle of wits and wittiness! Just use your phone, tablet, or desktop (no controllers needed) to answer simple prompts, think of Cards Against Humanity, but online! It is pretty funny to hear people’s typed-in responses. Whoever has the most votes is claimed the winner!

Avatar Images are graciously provided by Eduardo Chavez. We do not own the movie trailers or movie posters posted here. 

November Food and Entertainment Blog

november's food and entertainment blog

This month instead of Book or Movie recommendations, we in the Library thought you might enjoy some recipes that never fail in warming our spirits.  We know this year is tough, but we also have some options on how you can spend time with your friends and family without leaving the comfort of your own home. 

Carlee's Top Picks

I usually return home for the holidays. Instead of having my mom’s cooking, I decided to try some of her recipes at home and boy, they didn’t disappoint! While I won’t share all of her recipes here (She wouldn’t be happy about that!) I do have a couple of my favorite that I love to bring to potlucks and am happy to share the recipe for!

I know how hard it is to be away from those you care about during the holidays. Setting up a virtual game online can be easy and a great way to still have fun with your family, without the risk. 

Butternut Squash Brownies

Don’t let the title fool you! These brownies are delicious, easy to make (only 6 ingredients!) and are a crowd favorite. They can also be made to be completely vegan! These are a crowd pleaser and even the pickiest of eaters have no idea they are having a healthy alternative to a classic dessert. This recipes calls for a particular nut butter, but any type of nut butter is fine and tastes just as good! 

Pomegranat Salad

Pomegranates are my favorite fruit, and I always am excited when their season comes around! This salad is fresh and delicious, and doesn’t require a lot of fuss. If you enjoy a little crunch in your salad and are feeling adventurous, try this one! 

Virtual Games (Among Us)

Among Us is a perfect way to play with family and friends virtually this year! This game can have up to 10 people playing all at once, so all your family can join! Enjoy a great ‘who dun it’ game all from the safety of your own home. 

Eduardo's Top Picks

Although I have never really celebrated thanksgiving, I do think having a day to unwind and be grateful for the people in our lives is something good to celebrate. If bomb food is included then its even better!!! Here are some delicious foods you all can check out and maybe even incorporate in your own thanksgiving!

Champurrado

Champurrado is a traditional thick chocolate beverage that I think is amazing to have during the winter. You can also add many ingredients to champurrado depending on how you like it. Vanilla , Cinnamon and nuts are some you can add.

Arroz con Leche

Arroz con Leche is made from rice, water and milk and is very simple to make and tastes amazing (in my opinion)

Enchiladas

enchiladas  is a tortilla with sauce you can add meat, cheese, beans, potatoes and vegetables to. You can make the sauce yourself or you can also buy it at the store lol. My fav are home made red enchiladas con longaniza although I also really like green enchiladas to. The great thing is that you can mix it up with the type of things you like.

Georgina's Top Picks

Thanksgiving Day is our annual holiday celebrating the harvest and other blessings of the past year. In addition, it is also a reminder of the democide and continued suffering of the Native American peoples. We should be healing the wounds by spreading peace and joy to all people and helping the less fortunate in any way, shape, or form, especially during this time.

I know this year has been a rough one for all of us, but I will be making food for my family, playing some online games with friends, and donating to some local charities since many people are struggling during this time. Below are some of my favorite recipes and games I thought you might enjoy spending with your loved ones!

Matcha Latte

Matcha helps boost energy as well provides many health benefits including high in antioxidants and helps protects against infections. Sit back and drink green!

Vegan Lentil Nut 'Meatloaf

Lentils are a great source of protein and they are easy to make! Since I enjoy eating plant-based foods, I thought of an alternative recipe that you might enjoy instead of the traditional turkey. I say this is a ‘happy’ turkey.

Caesar Salad with BBQ Sweet Potato Croutons

Salads can be very boring, (which I frankly don’t mind) but if you need a new way to eat salads, then just add sweet potatoes! Sweet potatoes are highly nutritious and promote gut health, plus they are very fulfilling. Try the recipe!

Avatar Images are graciously provided by Eduardo Chavez. We do not own the movie trailers or movie posters posted here.