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Law Library Movies: Welfare

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Law movies
Day's Work, A Day's Pay (2001)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD  57 min. 
Plot: Tracks three welfare-recipients' involvement in New York's controversial Work Experience Program.
Cast: Narration by Tamara Tunie. Directed by Kathey Leichter and Jonathan Skurnik.
Categories:  Documentary  Employment  Welfare

Law movies
Down and Out in Beverly Hills (1986)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD  103 min. 
Plot: A stranger changes the lifestyle of a diverse family.
Cast: Nick Nolte, Bette Midler, Richard Dreyfuss, Little Richard, Tracy Nelson. Directed by Paul Mazursky.
Categories:  Comedy  Family  Welfare

Law movies
I, Daniel Blake (2016)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  110 min. 
Plot: After having suffered a heart-attack, a 59-year-old carpenter must fight the bureaucratic forces of the system in order to receive Employment and Support Allowance.
Cast: Dave Johns, Hayley Squires, Sharon Percy. Directed by Ken Loach.
Categories:  Drama  Government  Welfare

Law movies
Raining Stones (1993)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD   min. 
Plot: A man on government assistance will do anything to take care of his family, even if it is beyond the law.
Cast: Bruce Jones, Julie Brown. Directed by Ken Loach.
Categories:  Comedy  Family  Welfare

Law movies
Under the Rainbow (1981)
Rated:  PG  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD  97 min. 
Plot: During WWII era Los Angeles, a hotel manager's nephew gets left in charge for a weekend.
Cast: Chevy Chase, Carrie Fisher, Eve Arden, Joseph Maher, Robert Donner. Directed by Steve Rash.
Categories:  Comedy  War  Welfare

Law movies
White Oleander (2002)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  109 min. 
Plot: A teenager journeys through a series of foster homes after her mother goes to prison for committing a crime of passion.
Cast: Amy Aquino, Alison Lohman, John Billingsley, Michelle Pfeiffer. Directed by Peter Kosminsky.
Categories:  Juvenile  Welfare  Drama

The Wolf Law Library welcomes your suggestions for additions to the Feature Film Collection! If there is a law-related movie you feel we might be missing, please submit your suggestion to the Circulation & Reserve Desk at lawcir@wm.edu.

You can view a list of all law library movies in the online catalog.