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Summary: "One of the most personal films by the prolific Hong Kong auteur Johnnie To is a thrilling love letter to both the cinema of Akira Kurosawa and the art and philosophy of judo. Amid the neon-drenched nightclubs and gambling dens of Hong Kong's nocturnal underworld, the fates of three wandering souls--a former judo champion now barely scraping by as an alcoholic bar owner (Louis Koo), a young...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2021

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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: 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: "Sparks fly both on and off the court in this groundbreaking feature debut by writer-director Gina Prince-Bythewood (The Old Guard), which elevated the coming-of-age romance by giving honest expression to the challenges female athletes face in a world that doesn't see them as equal. Sanaa Lathan (Alien vs. Predator) and Omar Epps (Higher Learning) make for one of the most iconic screen couples...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2021

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Summary: Martin Scorsese's documentary about Bob Dylan's legendary 1975 tour, which featured a band of troubadours including Joan Baez, Allen Ginsberg, and Joni Mitchell, blends behind-the-scenes archival footage, interviews, and narrative mischief.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2021

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1 available in Music DVDs, Call number: DVD MUSIC ROL
1 available in TC Film Fest DVDs, Call number: DVD TCFF ROL

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Summary: "This holy grail for both documentary and theater aficionados offers a tantalizingly rare glimpse behind the Broadway curtain. In 1970, right after the triumphant premiere of Stephen Sondheim's groundbreaking concept musical Company, the renowned composer and lyricist, his director Harold Price, the show's stars, and a large pit orchestra all went into a Manhattan recording studio as part of a...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2021

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Summary: "The most savagely subversive film by the iconoclastic auteur Luchino Visconti employs the mechanics of deliriously stylized melodrama to portray Nazism's total corruption of the soul. In the wake of Hitler's ascent to power, the wealthy industrialist von Essenbeck family and their associates--including the scheming social climber Friedrich (Dirk Bogarde), the conniving matriarch Sophie (Ingrid...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2021

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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: 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

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

Summary: A sweeping, delirious romance begins in the Polish countryside, where Wiktor, a musician on a state-sponsored mission to collect folk songs, discovers a captivating young singer named Zula. Over the next fifteen years, their turbulent relationship will play out in stolen moments between two worlds: the jazz clubs of decadent, bohemian Paris, to which he defects, and the corrupt, repressive...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2019

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

Summary: After he dies suddenly, the hapless advertising executive Daniel Miller finds himself in Judgment City, a gleaming way station where the newly deceased must prove they lived a life of sufficient courage to advance in their journey through the universe. As the self-doubting Daniel struggles to make his case, a budding relationship with the uninhibited Julia offers him a chance to finally feel...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2021

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

Summary: A Hong Kong action-movie star arrives in Paris to play the latex-clad lead in a remake of Louis Feuillade's classic silent crime serial Les vampires. What she finds is a behind-the-scenes tangle of barely controlled chaos as egos clash, romantic attractions simmer, and an obsessive director drives himself to the brink to realize his vision.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2021

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

Summary: Conceived as the ultimate road movie, this decades-in-the-making science-fiction epic from Wim Wenders follows the restless Claire Tourneur across continents as she pursues a mysterious stranger in possession of a device that can make the blind see and bring dream images to waking life. This breathless adventure in the shadow of Armageddon takes its heroes to the ends of the earth and into the...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 1991

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1 available in Science Fiction DVDs, Call number: DVD SCI-FI UNT

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

Jean-Baptiste, Marianne

Summary: After her adoptive parents die, a Black optometrist searches for her birth mother and discovers that she is a poor white factory worker.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Criterion Distribution 2021

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

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

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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: In Mexico City, the lives of three strangers, a young man mixed up in the gritty underworld of dogfighting, a glamorous woman who seems to have it all, and a mysterious assassin who is desperate to reconnect with his estranged daughter, collide in a tragic twist of fate that forever alters their personal journeys. A tour de force of violence and emotion captured in a rush of kinetic handheld...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2020

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

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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