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Summary: An amusing portrait of a working-class family in a suburb just north of London, an irrepressible mum and dad and their night-and-day twins, a bookish good girl and a sneering layabout. A vivid, lived-in story of ordinary existence, in which even modest dreams (such as the father's desire to open a food truck) carry enormous weight. Perched on the line between humor and melancholy.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Criterion Collection 2013

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Summary: Gates of Heaven: uses two Southern California pet cemeteries as the bases for a profound and funny rumination on love, loss, and industry. Vernon, Florida: travels to a languorous southern backwater and meets a handful of fascinating folks; a determined turkey hunter, a curious minister, a laconic policeman, engaged in individualistic, sometimes absurd pursuits.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2015

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

Summary: In the midst of epic, violent intrigue in twelfth-century Japan, an imperial warrior falls for a lady-in-waiting; even after he discovers she is married, he goes to extreme lengths to win her love.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2013

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

Summary: In this Shakespearean tale of jealousy and betrayal, a man who is an honorable itinerant cattleman, befriended and hired by a bighearted ranch owner despite his unwillingness to talk about his past. When the new hand becomes the target of the flirtatious attentions of the owner's bored wife and is entrusted by the boss with a foreman's responsibilities, his presence at the ranch starts to...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Criterion Collection 2013

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

Summary: En route to London after being released from a mental institution, Stephen Neale stops at a seemingly innocent village fair, after which he finds himself caught in the web of a sinister underworld with possible Nazi connections.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Criterion Collection 2013

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1 available in Thriller DVDs, Call number: DVD THRILLER MIN

Summary: A farmworker sneaks across the border from Mexico into California in an effort to make money to send to his family back home. It is a story that happens every day, told here in an uncompromising, groundbreaking work of realism from American independent filmmaker Robert M. Young. Vivid and spare where other films about illegal immigration might sentimentalize, Young's take on the subject is...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Criterion Collection 2012

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

Bunuel, Luis

Summary: A group of high-society friends find themselves unable to leave their host's mansion after a lavish dinner party.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Criterion 2009

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

Miguel, Blondin

Summary: A young African refugee is saved from deportation by a kindly old man, who shines shoes for a living, and his tight-knit community.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Criterion Collection 2012

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

Summary: Set in late 19th-century, pre-independence India, this film is about a woman's artistic and romantic yearning. It is about the lonely wife of a workaholic newspaper editor, Charulata, whose beautiful face masks a burning creativity. When her husband's poet cousin comes to stay with them, Charulata finds herself both inspired by him creatively and dangerously drawn to him physically. A delicate...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Criterion Collection 2013

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

Summary: Depicts the romantic lives of two Londoners, a middle-aged doctor and a prickly thirty something divorcee, who are sleeping with the same handsome young artist. A revelation in its day, this may be the 1970s most intelligent, multitextured film about the complexities of romantic relationships; it is keenly acted and sensitively directed, from a penetrating screenplay.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Criterion Collection 2012

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

Summary: A concentration camp survivor discovers her former torturer and lover working as a porter at a hotel in postwar Vienna. When the couple attempts to re-create their sadomasochistic relationship, his former SS comrades begin to stalk them. Operatic and disturbing, it deftly examines the lasting social and psychological effects of the Nazi regime.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2014

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

Summary: A small but growing Texas town, filled with strange and musical characters, celebrates its sesquicentennial and converge on a local parade and talent show

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2018

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Summary: "One of the ineffably lovely domestic sagas made by Yasujiro Ozu at the height of his mastery, The Flavor of Green Tea over Rice is a sublimely piercing portrait of a marriage coming quietly undone. Secrets and deceptions strain the already tenuous relationship of a childless, middle-aged couple, as the wife's city-bred sophistication bumps up against the husband's small-town simplicity, and a...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2019

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Summary: "Michael Curtiz brings a master skipper's hand to the helm of this thriller, Hollywood's second crack at Ernest Hemingway's To Have And Have Not. John Garfield stars as Harry Morgan, an honest charter-boat captain who, facing hard times, take on dangerous cargo to save his boat, support his family, and preserve his dignity. Left in the lurch by a freeloading passenger, Harry starts to entertain...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: The Criterion Collection 2017

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

Summary: This stirring and poetic depiction of a feud between two rival medieval clans is a fierce, epic, and meticulously designed evocation of the clashes between Christianity and Pagansim, humankind and nature, and love and violence.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Criterion Collection 2013

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Summary: An adaptation of Patricia Highsmith's novel The Talented Mr. Ripley, this film stars Alain Delon as Tom Ripley, a duplicitous American charmer in Rome on a mission to bring his privileged acquaintance Philippe Greenleaf back to the United States; what initially seems a carefree tale of friendship soon morphs into a thrilling saga of seduction, identity theft, and murder.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: The Criterion Collection 2012

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

Marinca, Anamaria

Summary: Set during the final days of communism in Romania, two college roommates have twenty-four hours to make the ultimate choice as they finalize arrangements for an illegal abortion.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Criterion Collection Inc 2019

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Summary: To escape the civil war in Sri Lanka, a former soldier, a young woman and a little girl pose as a family. They end up settling in a housing project outside Paris. Even though they barely know one another, they try to build a life together.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2017

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

Summary: "Shot outside Pittsburgh on a shoestring budget by a band of filmmakers determined to make their mark, Night of the Living Dead, directed by horror master George A. Romero, is a great story of independent cinema: a midnight hit turned box-office smash that became one of the most influential films of all time. A deceptively simple tale of a group of strangers trapped in a farmhouse who find...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2018

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

Summary: When a woman's lover leaves her, she discovers that the police are looking for her because of his criminal activities. After talking to a female lawyer, she discovers that her lawyer is her old lover's new girlfriend.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2017

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Falk, Peter

Summary: When Nicky goes on the run from the mob, he calls his old friend Mikey and the two men reminisce about old times while hiding out from gangsters in the streets of Philadelphia.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Criterion Collection Inc 2019

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

Jansky, Ladislav

Summary: Follows two young Jewish men who escape a train taking them to a concentration camp as they try to survive in the rural terrain and evade capture.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2019

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

Kiarostami, Abbas

Summary: Filmmaker Abbas Kiarostami recreates the final three years of his life through twenty-four short films inspired by a collection of still images.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Criterion Collection Inc 2019

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

Summary: 15-year old Mia is a foul-mouthed, belligerent teen living on an Essex estate [public housing] with her mother Joanne and precocious little sister Tyler. She has been excluded from school and is awaiting admission to a referrals unit, spending her days aimlessly. Her only escape--besides smoking, drinking an occasional swiped bottle of booze, and fist fighting with the neighbor girls--is...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Criterion Collection 2010

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