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Summary: The revelatory and assured feature debut by Dee Rees is a coming-of-age tale of a queer Black women navigating the expression of her gender and sexual identities, built around a beautifully layered performance from Adepero Oduye.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2021

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

Summary: In 1983, director Martin Bell, photographer Mary Ellen Mark, and journalist Cheryl McCall set out to tell the stories of homeless and runaway teenagers in Seattle. These two films together create a frank, empathetic portrait of lost youth.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2021

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

Summary: A journey to the beginning of time (1955) : Youngest of four boys one day finds a fossil of trilobite. So his older friend take him on journey through prehistory, up to beginning of time, to see real live trilobites.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2020

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

Summary: Employing a mix of documentary, performance, poetry, and music in his work, the transformative filmmaker Marlon Riggs was an unapologetic gay Black man who defied a culture of silence and shame to speak his truth with resounding joy and conviction.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2021

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

Summary: "In Munich in 1972, eight renowned filmmakers each brought their singular artistry to the spectacle of the Olympic Games, capturing the joy and pain of competition and the kinetic thrill of bodies in motion for an aesthetically adventurous sports film unlike any other. Made to document the Olympic Summer Games--an event that was ultimately overshadowed by the tragedy of a terrorist...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2021

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

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Summary: "If you could choose only one memory to hold on to for eternity, what would it be? That's the question at the heart of Hirokazu Kore-eda's revelatory international breakthrough, a bittersweet fantasia in which the recently deceased find themselves in a limbo where they must select a single cherished moment from their life to be recreated on film for them to take into the next world. After...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2021

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Summary: The crowning triumph of a career cut tragically short, Larisa Shepitko's final film won the Golden Bear at the 1977 Berlin Film Festival and went on to be hailed as one of the finest works of late-Soviet cinema. In the darkest days of World War II, two partisans set out for supplies to sustain their beleaguered outfit, braving the blizzard-swept landscape of Nazi-occupied Belarus.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2021

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

Summary: All the earnest paleontologist wants is an intercostal clavicle to complete his brontosaurus skeleton. What he gets is an out-of-control toboggan ride with a scatterbrained heiress nuts about him (or maybe just nuts). Riding along are a dog named George, a leopard named Baby, a snooty society matron with a spare million, a caretaker on the sauce, and more.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2021

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

Summary: An elegy of exile and an epic immersion into the world of rural Italy during the Mussolini years, Francesco Rosi's sublime adaptation of the memoirs of the painter, physician, and political activist Carlo Levi brings a monument of twentieth-century autobiography to the screen with quiet grace and solemn beauty. Banished to a desolate southern town for his anti-Fascist views, the worldly Levi...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2020

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

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Summary: An undercover cop gets so deep in his assumed identity that he starts to act like the criminals he's trying to capture.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2021

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Summary: Sex work is portrayed with radical nonjudgment in this immersive, richly detailed look at the rhythms and rituals of society's most stigmatized profession. Inspired by the experiences of the sex workers Borden met while making her underground feminist landmark Born in Flames, Working Girls reveals the textures of a day in the life of Molly, a photographer working part-time in a Manhattan...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2021

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

Hrusinsky, Rudolf

Summary: A crematorium worker in Prague, believing his work liberates souls, takes action while Nazis gather at the Czechoslovakian border.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Criterion Distribution 2020

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

Mitchell, Millard

Summary: An infamous gunslinger tries to give up his life of violence, but his reputation gets in the way of his plans.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Criterion Distribution 2020

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1 available in Western DVDs, Call number: DVD WESTERN GUN

Summary: "Screwball sparks fly when Cary Grant and Katherine Hepburn let loose in one of the fastest and funniest films ever made--a high-wire act of invention that took American screen comedy to new heights of absurdity. Hoping to procure a million-dollar investment from a wealthy society matron for his museum, a hapless paleontologist (Grant) finds himself entangled with a dizzy heiress (Hepburn) as...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2021

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

Summary: In a richly textured collage of varying film stocks and newsreel footage, the recollections of a dying poet flash before the eyes, his dreams mingling with scenes of childhood, wartime, and marriage, all imbued with the mystical power of a trance. Largely dismissed by Soviet critics on its release because of its elusive narrative structure, Mirror has since taken its place as one of the...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2021

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Summary: "This unnerving procedural thriller painstakingly details an all-too-plausible nightmare scenario in which a mechanical failure jams the United States military's chain of command and sends the country hurtling toward nuclear war with the Soviet Union. Working from a contemporary best seller, screenwriter Walter Bernstein and director Sidney Lumet wrench harrowing suspense from the doomsday...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2020

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

Summary: One of the most exciting adventure tales ever told, this action epic recounts the planning, execution, and aftermath of a daring true-life escape from a German prisoner-of-war camp during World War II, in which 250 men attempted to tunnel their way to freedom.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2020

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

Summary: In four late-nineteenth-century Shanghai "flower houses", courtesans live confined to opulent splendor but are forced to work to buy back their freedom, and romantic intrigue, jealousies and tensions roil around their assignations.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2021

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

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Summary: After a Prohibition-era gangster is released from prison, he longs for a simpler life, but he is lured back for one last heist by his old boss.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2021

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Summary: The extraordinary debut from documentarian Bing Liu weaves a story of skateboarding, friendship, and fathers and sons into a coming-of-age journey of courageous vulnerability.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2021

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

Berto, Juliet

Summary: When a daydreaming librarian meets a mysterious musician in Paris, they find their lives becoming a surreal adventure.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Criterion Distribution 2021

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

Blavette, Charles

Summary: Set in 1920s Provence, follows the tempestuous affairs Italian migrant Toni has with two women and their tragic consequences.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Criterion Distribution 2020

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

Carroll, Diahann

Summary: Claudine, a struggling mother working to raise enough for her six children by working as a maid in a wealthy home, meets Roop, a charming man who holds back his affections because of his own struggles.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Criterion Distribution 2020

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

Dietrich, Marlene

Summary: The son of a famous sheriff becomes a deputy and comes to the lawless town of Bottleneck to settle things down.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Criterion Distribution 2020

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1 available in Western DVDs, Call number: DVD WESTERN DES

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