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Summary: The true-life story of Janet Frame, New Zealand's most distinguished author. The film follows Frame along her inspiring journey, from a poverty-stricken childhood to a misdiagnosis of schizophrenia and electroshock therapy to, finally, literary fame.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2019

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

Summary: A well-off bookseller rescues a tramp from a suicidal plunge into the Seine and his family dedicates itself to reforming him. He shows his gratitude by shaking the household to its foundations, challenging the hidebound principles of his hosts.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Home Vision Entertainment 2005

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

Summary: Peace in 17th-century Japan causes the Shogunate's breakup of warrior clans, throwing thousands of samurai out of work and into poverty. An honorable end to such fate under the samurai code is ritual suicide, or hara-kiri.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Home Vision Enertainment 2005

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

Summary: Jef Costello is a fedora and trench-coat wearing contract killer with samurai instincts. When Jef assassinates a nightclub owner, he finds himself confronted by a series of witnesses, who drop his perfect world into the hands of a persistent police investigator and Jef's shadowy employer, both of whom are determined to put an end to the career criminal.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2017

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

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: Paul, a young idealistic would-be intellectual, struggles to forge a relationship with incipient pop star Madeleine in 1960s Paris.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2021

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

Summary: A story of four women's search for spiritual peace. Agnes, a spinster who lives with her housekeeper, is dying of cancer, and is visited one last time by her two sisters, Karin and Maria. These two become entangled in feelings of jealousy, manipulation and selfishness. Yet Agnes, tortured by cancer, is able to transcend her sisters' pettiness to remember moments of staggering beauty as well as...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Criterion Collection/Janus Films 2001

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2 available in Foreign DVDs, Call number: DVD FOREIGN Cri

Jarmusch, Jim

Summary: Follows the drivers and passengers in five cabs in five cities for one night.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Criterion Collection 2007

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

Summary: In sixteenth century Japan a village potter and his brother-in-law set out for the city to seek their fortunes in the spoils of war. Their neglected wives suffer the bitter consequences of their husbands' ambition as one is murdered by soldiers and the other is raped and becomes a prostitute.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Janus Films 2005

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1 available in Foreign DVDs, Call number: DVD FOREIGN UGE
1 available in Sight & Sound Print Material, Call number: SSC FOREIGN UGE

Summary: East Hampton, the mid-1970's: documentary filmmakers Albert and David Maysles set up camp in a decrepit mansion known as Grey Gardens, where the eccentric Edith "Big Edie" Ewing Bouvier Beale and her daughter Edith "Little Edie" Bouvier Beale live amid piles of trash and mounds of cats. The film becomes an instant cult classic. Fast forward to the present day: "Grey Gardens" has inspired a...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Criterion Collection 2006

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

Summary: Shortly after the civil war, a six-year-old girl attends a traveling movie show of Frankenstein and becomes haunted by her memory of it.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Criterion Collection 2006

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

Ozu, Yasujiro

Summary: Feeling that he is keeping his adult daughter from marrying, a widowed father devises a plan which will force her to leave him and find a life of her own.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Criterion Collection 2006

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

Stanton, Harry Dean

Summary: An amnesiac man found wandering in the Texas desert works to reconstruct his past with the help of his wife and family who have not seen him in four years.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Criterion Collection 2010

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

Summary: A peasant girl is raped and murdered in 14th century Sweden. When her killers seek shelter in her father's house, he kills them to avenge her death. Soon a spring appears from where the girl was killed and her father sees this as a sign from above.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Criterion Collection 2006

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

Summary: Alex is a cold, distant, fiercely intellectual research psychiatrist from New York, teaching in Vienna. Milena, an Army brat, has wandered back through the countries she was raised in to find herself there, too. They meet at a party, are immediately attracted to each other, and fall quickly into a sexually obsessive relationship. Milena has a husband across the border named Stefan, and a...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Criterion Collection 2005

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

Summary: Rupert Everett and Natasha Richardson are the prey, a beautiful British couple working on their relationship while on holiday in Venice; Christopher Walken and Helen Mirren are the hunters who draw them into the sinister web of their opulent, old-world palazzo. What plays out is an unsettling, sadomasochistic seduction imbued with an atmosphere of sumptuous dread.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2020

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

Summary: A timeless evocation of the loss of innocence, Rene Clement's devastating Forbidden games tells the story of a young orphan and her friend forced to fend for themselves in World War II France.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Criterion Collection 2005

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

Summary: Powell and Pressburger merge film with opera and dance to tell the tale of a poet who dreams of three women who all break his heart. He tells "the three tales of my folly of love"--In Paris, when he fancied himself in love with Olympia, who turned out to be a life-sized doll; in Venice, when bewitched by a beautiful courtesan; and on a Grecian isle, in love with daughter of a singer and conductor.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Criterion Collection 2005

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Bancroft, Anne

Summary: Based on the true story of Joseph Merrick, a deformed man, who is discovered by a dedicated surgeon and is given a chance to live his last years in comfort rather than as a circus freak.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Criterion Distribution 2020

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

Davis, Hope

Summary: A woman enlists her dysfunctional family to help her discover the truth after she finds a love letter written to her husband.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2019

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

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

Sandler, Adam

Summary: A New York City jeweler and gambler who struggles to pay his debts sees an opportunity to make a big score with a rare black opal.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Criterion Distribution 2021

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Summary: Benjamin Braddock has just finished college and is already lost in a sea of confusion and barely contained angst when he becomes sexually involved with the middle-aged mother of the young woman he's dating.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2016

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

Summary: A 12-year orphan boy works for the Soviet Union's Red Army during World War II, undertaking dangerous reconnaissance missions behind enemy lines.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Criterion Collection 2007

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

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