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Summary: Based on the tragic life of America's first supermodel. It is the late 70's in New York City - the home of Studio 54, designer jeans, drugs and disco. One girl is living life in the fast lane. She can have any man - or woman - she wants. Sex, money, glamour, fame - it was all within her reach. She walks toward you across the dance floor, struts toward you down the runway, stares at you from the...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2004

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Summary: "A reflection on art, life, and the movies. ... [A] richly cinematic self portrait that touches on everything from the feminist movement and the Black Panthers to the films of husband Jacques Demy and the birth of the French New Wave."--Container.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2010

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Summary: With editing completed by filmmaker Ken Kobland after the death of director/producer Marion Cajori, this movie describes the life and work of an artist who has reinvented portraiture. Close photographs his subjects, blows up the image to gigantic proportions, divides it into a detailed grid and then uses a complex set of colors and patterning to reconstruct each face. The artist describes his...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Arthouse Films 2010

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1 available in Documentary DVDs, Call number: DVD DOC CHU

Summary: Explores the mind and motivations of Pablo Picasso as he creates over fifteen works before the camera. Using a specially designed transparent 'canvas' to provide an unobstructed view, Picasso creates as the camera records. He begins with simple works that take shape after only a single brush stroke. He then progresses to more complex paintings, in which he repeatedly adds and removes elements,...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Milestone Film & Video 2003

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Summary: In 1970s Iran, Marjane 'Marji' Statrapi watches events through her young eyes and her idealistic family. Their long dream is realized when the hated Shah is defeated in the Iranian Revolution of 1979. Now ruled by Islamic fundamentalists, Marji grows up to witness first hand how the new Iran has become a repressive tyranny on its own. With Marji dangerously refusing to remain silent at this...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment 2008

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

Summary: It is the headline-making true story about the deceptions, lies and betrayals of Bernie Madoff, the man who masterminded the most heinous financial swindle of our generation.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Home Box Office 2017

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1 available in Crime / Mystery DVDs, Call number: DVD CRIME/MYSTERY WIZ

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

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Summary: The journey that led to Charles Dickens' creation of 'A Christmas Carol,' a timeless tale that would redefine the holiday.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Universal Pictures Home Entertainment 2018

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

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Summary: Interviews, performances, and footage from church services illustrate the story of soul singer Al Green, who gave up a successful singing career to become a gospel singer and Pentecostal preacher.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2008

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1 available in Music DVDs, Call number: DVD MUSIC GOS

Summary: Anne of the thousand days: Follow King Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn in one of history's most famous tragic love affairs in the Academy Award winning masterpiece starring Richard Burton and Genevieve Bujold.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2007

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

Summary: Born a peasant in 1898, Umm Kulthum earned a position of great wealth and influence in the Arab world as a popular and beloved singer. This film places her life in the context of 20th century Egypt. Includes concert footage, film clips, and interviews with the singer's friends and colleagues.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2008

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1 available in Music DVDs, Call number: DVD MUSIC UMM

Summary: Documentary portrait of jazz visionary Sun Ra and his Arkestra.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2015

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1 available in Music DVDs, Call number: DVD MUSIC SUN

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Summary: The true story of Moe Berg, professional baseball player, Ivy League graduate, attorney, and a top-secret spy who helped the US win the race against Germany to build the atomic bomb.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2018

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

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

Summary: Eccentric firearm heiress believes she is haunted by the souls of people killed by the Winchester repeating rifle.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Lionsgate 2018

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2 available in Horror DVDs, Call number: DVD HORROR WIN

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

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Summary: The incredible true story of British explorer Percy Fawcett, who journeys into the Amazon at the dawn of the twentieth century and discovers evidence of a previously unknown, advanced civilization that may have once inhabited the region.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2017

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1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD LOS RATED PG-13

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Summary: The story of poet Emily Dickinson, whose genius, wit, intellectual independence, and pathos only came to be recognized after her death.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2017

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Summary: The story of legendary movie star Joan Crawford as she struggles for her career and battles the inner demons of her private life. This torment manifests itself into her relationships with her adopted children, Christina and Christopher.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Paramount Pictures 2006

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Summary: Queen Victoria was the world's most powerful woman. Rugged Scotsman John Brown was a lowly servant who looked after her horses. Yet when circumstances brought them together the result was a passionate friendship that scandalized a nation.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2021

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1 available in Romance DVDs, Call number: DVD ROMANCE MRS.

Summary: In August, 1892 Lizzie Borden is famously charged with the murder of her stepmother and father. It causes a huge media sensation, perhaps the first example of a tabloid court case. But what really happened on that night? Did Lizzie really do it? What happened in her quietly idyllic Massachusetts life that unfurled this chain of events? Did her father's strict hand send her down this treacherous...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Lionsgate 2018

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

Summary: An inspector hunts down Nobel Prize-winning Chilean poet, Pablo Neruda, who becomes a fugitive in his home country in the late 1940s for joining the Communist Party.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2017

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

Summary: An entertaining film about Léon Thérémin, a Russian émigré who pioneered the field of electronic music 4 decades before the rise of electronic rock music, and then mysteriously vanished, not to be seen again for over 50 years. Includes rare film clips from classic Hollywood films and soundtracks.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: MGM/UA Home Entertainment 2001

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1 available in Documentary DVDs, Call number: DVD DOC THE

Summary: The documentary of the life and career of Leonard Cohen.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2015

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1 available in Documentary DVDs, Call number: DVD DOC LEO

Summary: The epic story of Henri Charrière, a safecracker from the Parisian underworld who is framed for murder and condemned to life in the notorious penal colony on Devil's Island. Determined to regain his freedom, Papillon forms an unlikely alliance with convicted counterfeiter Louis Dega, who, in exchange for protection, agrees to finance Papillon's escape.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Universal Pictures Home Entertainment 2018

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

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

Summary: A sweeping saga of the legendary seventeenth-century samurai, Musashi Miyamoto, set against the turmoil of a devastating civil war. Follows Musashi's odyssey from his unruly youth to his enlightened years as a warrior.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Criterion Collection 2012

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Summary: "Set in 1964, Final Portrait is the story of the touching and offbeat friendship between American writer and art-lover James Lord and world-renowned artist Alberto Giacometti. Lord's perspective reveals a unique insight into the beauty, frustration, profundity and sometimes chaos of the artistic process. While on a short trip to Paris, Lord is asked by his friend Giacometti to sit for a...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2018

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

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