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Summary: One of the earliest and best-loved films of this period in his career, which balances a realistic depiction of tormented romance with staging that remains true to the director's roots in experimental theater. This unforgettable, unforgiving dissection of the imbalanced relationship between a haughty fashion designer and a beautiful but icy ingenue, based, in a sly gender reversal, on the...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2015

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1 available in Foreign DVDs, Call number: DVD FOREIGN BIT

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Summary: A decade after the death of an American TV star, a young actor reminisces the written correspondence he once shared with the former, as well as the impact those letters had on both their lives.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2020

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1 available in Browsing Hot DVDs, Call number: DVD DEA

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2 available in Browsing Hot DVDs, Call number: HOT DVD

Summary: The true-story of aspiring filmmaker and infamous Hollywood outsider Tommy Wiseau and a celebration of friendship and dreams pursued against insurmountable odds. When Greg Sestero, an aspiring film actor, meets the weird and mysterious Tommy Wiseau in an acting class, they form a unique friendship and travel to Hollywood to make their dreams come true. Based on the best-selling tell-all about...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Lions Gate Entertainment 2018

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2 available in Comedy DVDs, Call number: DVD COMEDY DIS

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1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD DIS RATED R

Summary: Jeff Goldblum may have starred in some of the biggest movies in history, but to secure a green card for his young Canadian fiancée, he's agreed to do a two-week regional theater production of "The music man" in his Pennsylvania hometown. Now he's faced with grueling rehearsals, a furious agent, good friends with their own troubles whom he's convinced to co-star, and the very real prospect of a...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Distributed by Starz Home Entertainment 2007

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Summary: When a woman's ex-husband sublets her apartment right out from under her and she refuses to move, the new tenant, a Chicago actor, moves in, touching off a comic, hate-love relationship.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2010

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Summary: Josh and Dinah Barkley are a successful (though argumentative) musical-comedy team, yet Dinah chafes as Galatea to her husband's Pygmalion. When serious playwright Jacques Barredout envisions her as a great dramatic actress, Dinah is not hard to persuade.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Warner Home Video 2005

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1 available in Musicals DVDs, Call number: DVD MUSICALS BAR

Summary: A married Broadway director falls for a prostitute-turned-actress and works to help her advance her career.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Red Granite 2015

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1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD MOVIE SHE

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1 available in Browsing Hot DVDs, Call number: DVD SHE

Summary: Adam Bell, a glum, disheveled history professor who seems disinterested even in his beautiful girlfriend Mary. Watching a movie on the recommendation of a colleague, Adam spots his double; a bit-part actor named Anthony St. Clair, and decides to track him down. The identical men meet and their lives become bizarrely and irrevocably intertwined.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2014

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1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD MOVIE ENE

Summary: Guitarist Vlad attends Camp Ovation, the summer theater camp for budding actors, dancers, and musicians. Finding himself to be one of the only straight boys around, he soon befriends Ellen. Meanwhile, openly gay Michael develops a crush on him. This sparks dramatic confrontations among fellow campers Jenna, Jill, and Fritzi. The whole camp is run by Bert Hanley, a washed-up Broadway songwriter...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: MGM Home Entertainment 2004

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1 available in Musicals DVDs, Call number: DVD MUSICALS CAM

Summary: It's a riotous comedy that follows former child actor, David Gold, as he makes one bad decision after another. Recently unemployed and with nothing left to lose, he fakes his resume and gets a job as a high school guidance counselor. Quickly winning over the students with his bad behavior, David forms a friendship with Jabrielle, a teenage outcast and they hit the road as an unlikely pair of...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2015

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1 available in Comedy DVDs, Call number: DVD COMEDY GUI

Summary: Loosely based on the mysterious true crime story of a young stage actor who, obsessed with a Greek tragedy he's rehearsing, slays his own mother with a sword.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Industrial Entertainment 2010

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1 available in Drama DVDs, Call number: DVD DRAMA MY

Summary: Tales of terror: three stories adapted from the works of Edgar Allan Poe. In "Morella," a dying young woman tries to reconcile with her father, who has always blamed her for her mother's death during childbirth. In "The black cat," a man discovers his wife's affair and takes steps to remove his rival, only to have his wife's black cat reveal his evil deed. And In "The facts in the case of M....

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios Inc. 2007

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1 available in Horror DVDs, Call number: DVD HORROR VIN

Summary: Jean, a 40-year old unemployed actor, has hit rock bottom. Insufferably clueless and egotistical, his over-the-top acting and high-maintenance personality have gotten him fired from countless jobs. At the unemployment office, his counselor sets him up with a rather odd job: helping the police reconstruct crime scenes by standing in for the dead victim.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2015

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1 available in TC Film Fest DVDs, Call number: DVD TCFF PLA

Summary: Based in a fictional Canadian town where legendary theatrical madman Geoffrey Tennant returns to the New Burbage Theatre Festival, the site of his greatest triumph and most humiliating failure, to assume the Artistic Directorship after the sudden death of his mentor, Oliver Welles. When Geoffrey arrives he finds that Oliver is still there, in spirit anyway, and with his guidance (and often in...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Acorn Media [distributor] 2003

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Summary: After being dumped by his girlfriend, Peter knows that he is a man stuck in a dead end life. He decides to audition for a small role in a local community theatre's production of Cyrano de Bergerac. Despite having no experience as an actor, he lands the lead role, which then proceeds to wreak havoc upon his life.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: MGM Home Entertainment 2005

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1 available in Comedy DVDs, Call number: DVD COMEDY BIG

Summary: James is a struggling actor, living with his widowed mother in Chicago, who wants three things in life: someone to love, a great part, and to lose weight. Unfortunately, he is 0 for 3. His girlfriend dumps him, he loses a title acting role, and he sneaks out of an Overeaters Anonymous meeting only to wind up at an ice cream parlor. There, he meets Beth who quickly wins his heart, but will this...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: The Weinstein Company Home Entertainment 2008

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2 available in TC Film Fest DVDs, Call number: DVD TCFF I

Summary: The Rose family's dreams of escaping their town are suddenly thwarted when the town's potential buyer succumbs to a diabetic coma. It's now clear that their stay in this simple setting will be much longer than they ever imagined. Faced with this horrific truth, the Roses must do the only thing they can: change the town from within. Contains thirteen episodes and bonus features.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2017

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1 available in Television Series DVDs, Call number: DVD TV SCH

3 holds on 1 copy

Summary: When filthy-rich video store magnate Johnny Rose, his soap star wife Moira and their two kids -- über-hipster son David and socialite daughter Alexis -- suddenly find themselves broke, they are forced to leave their pampered lives to regroup and rebuild their empire from within the rural city limits of their only remaining asset - Schitt's Creek, an armpit of a town they once bought as a joke.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2016

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Summary: Rare short films made in 1932 taken from Shirley Temple's personal collection.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Genius Entertainment 2005

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1 available in Family DVDs, Call number: DVD Family Shirley 2005

Summary: Francesca and Calvin are actors performing in a motion picture directed by David Fincher and co-starring Brad Pitt (who play themselves). Woven in and out of the film production story thread are several other subplots including one about a lovelorn woman, Linda; the self-absorbed Gus; and a husband, Carl, whose wife is falling for Calvin.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Miramax Home Entertainment 2003

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1 available in Comedy DVDs, Call number: DVD COMEDY Ful

Summary: "As child actors, Mel and Fred were beaten and whipped by an imperious screenwriter, Fritz Frobisher. Now the elderly Fritz is to appear at a tee-shirt signing ceremony in Monument Valley, AZ, where his great films were made. Still living in LA and seeking work as actors, Mel and Fred decide to go to Monument Valley and give Fritz a drubbing."--Container.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Distributed by Microcinema International 2010

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1 available in Comedy DVDs, Call number: DVD COMEDY SEA

Grenier, Adrian

Summary: Explores the life of a young Los Angeles actor, his close group of friends, and his agent.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: HBO Home Video 2012

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1 available in Television Series DVDs, Call number: DVD TV ENT

Summary: On September 29, 1981, Peter Turner received a phone call that would change his life. His former lover, Hollywood actress Gloria Grahame, had collapsed in a Lancaster hotel and was refusing medical attention. He took her into his chaotic and eccentric home in Liverpool to see her through her last days. Though their affair had ended years before, it was to him that she turned in her final hour...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment 2018

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2 available in Drama DVDs, Call number: DVD DRAMA FIL

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1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD FIL

Summary: A smartphone video shot by a young woman announces that her parents have forbidden her from realizing her dream of acting and then, by all appearances, takes her own life. The recipient of the video, Behnaz Jafari, as herself, asks Panahi, as himself, to drive her to the woman's tiny home village near the Turkish border to investigate.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2019

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