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Summary: The colorful, electrifying romance that took the Cannes Film Festival by storm courageously dives into a young woman's experiences of first love and sexual awakening. Blue is the Warmest Color stars the remarkable newcomer Adèle Exarchopoulos as a high schooler who, much to her own surprise, plunges into a thrilling relationship with a female twentysomething art student, played by Léa Seydoux....

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2014

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

Summary: At once a rousing paean to artistic creation, a delicate evocation of divine grace, and the ultimate film about food, the Oscar-winning Babette's Feast is a layered tale of a French housekeeper with a mysterious past who brings quiet revolution in the form of one exquisite meal to a circle of starkly pious villagers in late nineteenth-century Denmark.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: The Criterion Collection 2013

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Summary: After the death in 2004 of American theater actor and monologist Spalding Gray, director Steven Soderbergh (Traffic) pieced together a narrative of Gray's life to create the documentary And Everything is Going Fine. Brilliantly and sensitively assembled entirely from footage of Gray, taken from interviews and one-man shows from throughout his career, it is a rich, full portrait, and...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Criterion Collection 2012

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

Summary: David Chappellet, a ruthlessly ambitious skier competing for Olympic gold with an underdog American team in Europe, clashes with his coach, who tries to temper the upstart's narcissistic drive for glory.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Criterion Collection 2009

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

Summary: A postman dies on the operating table at a rural English hospital, in the midst of the Nazi blitz. But was his death accidental?

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Criterion Collection 2007

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

Summary: After his wife leaves him, a film director finds himself drawn into affairs with two enigmatic women, while at the same time searching for the right subject (and actress) for his next film.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Criterion Collection 2011

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

Summary: An idealistic, naive German officer is assigned to the home of a middle-aged man and his grown niece; their response to his presence, their only form of resistance is complete silence.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2015

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

Summary: A pair of siblings from London purchases a surprisingly affordable, lonely cliff-top house in Cornwall, only to discover that it actually carries a ghostly price. Soon they're caught up in a bizarre romantic triangle from beyond the grave. A tragic family past, a mysteriously locked room, cold chills, bumps in the night--this gothic Hollywood classic has it all.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2013

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

Mackendrick, Alexander

Summary: A New York City public relations agent, dependent on the good publicity his clients get from an influential newspaper columnist, grudgingly agrees to help him destroy the romance between a musician and the columnist's overprotected sister.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Criterion Collection 2011

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

Ophuls, Max

Summary: After selling jewelry to surreptitiously pay down her debt, a woman's lies to her husband initiate a chain reaction of tragic misunderstandings.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Criterion Collection 2008

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

Summary: L'Armee des Ombres is a stark and unvarnished story about Resistance fighters in Vichy France in 1942-43 when the French leadership allowed the Nazis to occupy the country. The members of this army are cold, hungry, desperate men and women, with false names and no addresses, who can be betrayed in an instant by a traitor or an accident. They know they will probably die. A meditation on the...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Criterion Collection 2007

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

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: 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 one-night stand develops into a weekend-long idyll for two very different young men in the English Midlands, in an emotionally naked film that's both a snapshot of the complexities of contemporary gay living, and a portrait of a love affair.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Criterion Collection 2012

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2 available in Drama DVDs, Call number: DVD DRAMA WEE

Rouch, Jean

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Summary: In the summer of 1960, a disparate group of Paris residents are interviewed, beginning with the question, "Are you happy?"

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Criterion Collection 2013

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

Summary: In a Japanese prison camp on Java in 1942, two British officers, John Lawrence and Jack Celliers, encounter camp commander Yonoi and his sergeant Hara. Things had been going pretty well, until charismatic, rebellious Celliers arrived. Yonoi is a devotee of the samurai ideal; neither he nor Hara can understand the stoic way in which the British prisoners accept their situation of defeat....

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Criterion Collection 2010

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

Summary: A Paris housewife begins secretly spending her afternoon hours working in a bordello in an examination of contemporary social mores and class divisions.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Criterion Collection 2012

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

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: While helicopters overhead spray against a Medfly infestation, a group of peoples' lives in Los Angeles intersect, some casually, some to more lasting effect. While they go out to concerts and jazz clubs and even have their pools cleaned, these same folks also lie, drink, and cheat. Death itself seems never to be far away. A look at human life and American culture with over 20 lives interweaving.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Criterion Collection 2004

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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

Doret, Thomas

Summary: After eleven-year-old Cyril's single father rejects him, the compassion of a stranger who agrees to take care of him helps him move forward.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Criterion Collection 2013

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1 available in Foreign DVDs, Call number: DVD FOREIGN KID
1 available in TC Film Fest DVDs, Call number: DVD TCFF KID

March, Fredric

Summary: When a painter and a playwright fall for the same woman and she is unable to choose between them, the three move in together as friends in a Paris apartment.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Criterion Collection 2011

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

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: An adaptation of Walter Farley's classic children's novel, in which an American boy is rescued after a shipwreck off the coast of North Africa by a seemingly untamable wild horse. After surviving together, they develop a bond and begin training to race once they are rescued.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2015

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1 available in Family DVDs, Call number: DVD FAMILY BLA