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Blu-ray/DVD Roundup for May 1, 2020

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Welcome to another look at highlights arriving on Blu-ray and DVD. Readers will likely notice lots of independent fare. So, since you won’t be able to make it out to the movies this week, be sure to give one of these titles a try!

Alone Across the Arctic - We’d all like to get out and explore more, but...

New Mexico Congressman introduces ‘Community Champions’ initiative

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Community champions could be anyone you know or know about who stepped up to help in these trying times of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Congressman Ben Ray Lujan, D-N.M. launched an intiative during the week of April 20 to shine a spotlight on New Mexicans serving their communities during this crisis.

Lujan says he’s been encouraged by stories of neighbors delivering groceries to the elderly and vulnerable, and groups like ‘Rosie the Respirators’ sewing masks for essential personnel.

A form for nominations of community champions is available at lujan.house.gov/community-champions

‘Elephant,’ ‘Dolphin Reef’ deliver beautiful imagery

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These two pictures are currently available to stream on Disney+.

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Running Time:
Elephant - 86 minutes, Dolphin Reef - 77 minutes

Disney has a lengthy history producing non-fiction films chronicling the lives of various animal species. Just over a decade ago, they founded Disneynature, a specific branch made to develop these documentary projects. The distributor has made them available to stream on Disney+. The first title is largely set in the dry and unforgiving Kalahari Desert, while the second takes viewers under the water near the Polynesian Islands in the Pacific.

Elephant follows a herd on an arduous trek over many months across the sand and...

Blu-ray/DVD Roundup for April 17, 2020

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Welcome back to another look at highlights coming your way on Blu-ray and DVD. Looks like a wide variety of choices that include everything from dramas to documentaries this week. So, since you can’t make it out to the movies this week, be sure to give one of these titles a try!

Big New Releases!

The Cat and the Moon - A teenager is forced into dealing with several family-related problems after his father dies and his mother decides to go into rehab. With no support system, he accepts an invitation to stay with his dad’s old friend, a jazz musician in New York. The experience is an eye-opening one for the young man as he makes new friends and finds a way to endure a...

Helping the helpers

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A community donations page has been set up for the Miyamura COVID-19 Alternate Care Facility at: https://acfmiyamura.wordpress.com/

The Miyamura COVID-19 Alternate Care Facility, a collaborative effort between the State, the Community, the GIMC, and RMCHCS, has some needs that can best be filled by local generosity. To help with patient and provider safety and comfort, this website was set up to tap into the community base, and to help people reach out.

The donations page will be updated and is set up so subscribers will know what the most current needs are.

The site lists present needs for basic start up.

Most immediate is a need for prepared food for 25-30 people. National Guard...

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