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Summary: The great Agnes Varda's film career began with this graceful, penetrating study of a marriage on the rocks, set against the backdrop of a small Mediterranean fishing village. Both a stylized depiction of the complicated relationship between a married couple and a documentary-like look at the daily struggles of the locals, Varda's discursive, gorgeously filmed debut was radical enough to later...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Criterion Collection 2007

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

Summary: A relationship between a turn-of-the-century traveling circus owner and his performer girlfriend suddenly changes, when they pull into the town where the owner's wife and children live, whom he hasn't seen in three years.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: The Criterion Collection 2007

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

Summary: Northern England, the early 1960's. Frank Machin is a coal miner who is mean, tough and ambitious enough to rise up and become an immediate professional rugby star. The rugby league team is run by local employer Weaver. Machin lodges with Mrs Hammond, whose husband was killed in an accident at Weaver's, but his impulsive and angry nature stop him from being able to reach her as he would like....

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Criterion Collection 2008

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

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

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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Summary: The final day in the life of a British consul in Mexico just before WWII, and how he alienates himself while trying to reconnect with his estranged wife.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Criterion 2007

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

Gere, Richard

Summary: In the early 20th century, a fugitive from the slums of Chicago becomes pitted against a shy, rich Texan for the love of Abby in the wheatfields of Texas.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Criterion 2007

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

Summary: An aimless drifter wandering through the wintry French countryside encounters violence, hunger, fear and cold, yet touches the lives of the people she meets with her own ideas of freedom.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Criterion Collection 2007

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

Summary: Shot while General Franco was on his deathbed, the film melds the personal and the political in a portrait of the legacy of fascism and its effects on a middle-class family.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: The Criterion Collection 2007

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

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

Summary: The last person to die on New Year's Eve before the clock strikes twelve is doomed to take the reins of Death's chariot and work tirelessly collecting fresh souls for the next year. So says the legend that drives the Phantom Carriage, about an alcoholic, abusive ne'er-do-well who is shown the error of his ways and the pure-of-heart Salvation Army sister who believes in his redemption.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Criterion Collection 2011

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

Summary: Michel, an insignificant man who drifts into crime, is arrested and imprisoned. Upon release, he abandons an attempt at reform when a master pickpocket teaches him his art.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Criterion Collection 2005

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

Summary: Based on one of the most controversial plays of its time, shows how a disaffected teenager finds her way amid the economic desperation of industrial Manchester, and despite an absent, self-absorbed mother. With its unapologetic identification with social outcasts and its sensitive, modern approach to matters of sexuality and race, a classic that is still a startling benchmark work of realism.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2016

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

Binoche, Juliette

Summary: A British author on a book tour in Tuscany and a French art-gallery owner get to know each other over the course of an afternoon.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Criterion Collection 2012

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

Ophuls, Max

Summary: Using a mask to hide his age, a man atttends balls and romances young women; the madame of a brothel brings her employees to her niece's confirmation; the affair between an artist and his model has dire consequences.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Criterion Collection 2008

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

Summary: Filmed over several weeks, "Bergman Island" is an impressively intimate look at the waning hours of one of cinema's true legends. Granted unprecedented access to the man himself, Marie Nyreröd captures stories from Bergman that cover his entire life to that point. Bergman is remarkably candid, whether he's discussing his abusive father or his last directorial effort, Saraband. Even those not...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Criterion Collection 2009

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

Summary: This eerie excursion into the Gothic recesses of Maddin's mad, imaginary childhood is a nightmare set in a lighthouse on grim Notch Island, where fictional protagonist Maddin was raised by an ironfisted, puritanical mother.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Criterion Collection 2008

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1 available in Avant-Garde DVDs, Call number: DVD AVANT-GARDE BRA

Summary: In 1870's New Mexico territory, a father and daughter are torn apart over their choices in relationships and ultimately the ownership of their land.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Criterion Collection 2008

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

Summary: Tokyo teenager Gorgeous is upset with her long-widowed father--he wants to marry his new girlfriend Ryoko. Seriously miffed, Gorgeous hits the road to visit her aunt in the country, bringing along her best girlfriends Sweet, Melody, Fantasy, Prof, Mac, and Kung Fu. The titular house belongs to the wheelchair bound aunt, whose large white cat has been immortalized in artwork throughout. Things...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Criterion Collection 2010

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

Summary: Two French beggars on their way to Spain's holy city of Santiago de Compostela meet stigmatic children, crucified nuns, and others on their pilgrimage.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Criterion Collection 2007

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

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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Summary: Mayan Indian peasants are tired of being thought of as nothing more than manual laborers. They organize an effort to improve their lot in life, but are discovered by the Guatemalan army. After the army destroys their village and family, Enrique and Rosa, a teenage brother and sister, who barely escaped the massacre, decide they must flee to United States. After receiving clandestine help from...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Criterion Collection 2009

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1 available in Foreign DVDs, Call number: DVD FOREIGN NOR

Summary: A celebrated literary scholar, seemingly happily married, embarks on an affair with a gorgeous stewardess, who is captivated by his charm and reputation. As their romance gets serious, the film grows anxious, leading to a wallop of a conclusion.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: the Criterion Collection 2015

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

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