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Summary: Director Robert J. Flaherty journeyed with his wife, Frances, and their children to the South Seas island of Savai'i to capture on film the exotic lifestyles of the Samoan people. In doing so, they resurrected and dramatized the recently vanished customs and struggles of the people just before modernization permanently altered the cultural landscape of the island. In 1975, nearly 50 years after...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2015

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Summary: Utopia is an epic production by the Emmy and Bafta winning film-maker and journalist John Pilger. Utopia is a vast region in northern Australia and home to the oldest human presence on earth. 'This film is a journey into that secret country,' says John Pilger in Utopia. 'It will describe not only the uniqueness of the first Australians, but their trail of tears and betrayal and resistance -...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2014

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Summary: "Filmed entirely inside the narrow confines of a cable car, high above a jungle in Nepal that transports villagers to an ancient mountaintop temple, [Manakamana] is an acute ethnographic investigation into culture, religion, technology and modernity ... For centuries, devoted pilgrims hoping to reach the fabled temple needed to undertake an arduous multi-day journey. Today, because of a new...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Cinema Guild 2014

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Summary: For three days in the summer of 1969, a rock concert was held on an upstate New York farm, and 400,000 people attended -- far more than were anticipated, far more than paid, far more than could be fed or sheltered or cared for after injuries or drug overdoses. It rained, there was mud, all traffic in and out was gridlocked, and the music continued, night and day. "Woodstock Nation" existed for...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Warner Bros. Pictures 2009

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Musicals DVDs, Call number: DVD WOO

Summary: Students from Zombietown are transferred to a high school in a suburban town preoccupied with uniformity, traditions and pep rallies.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Walt Disney Home Entertainment 2018

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD MOVIE ZOM

Summary: Toshiro Hitsugaya is suspected of treason when he disappears after the Ouin is stolen, and substitute Soul Reaper Ichigo vows to prove his innocence.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Viz Media 2008

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Young Adult Anime, Call number: DVD ANIME BLE

Summary: An adaptation of the classic Shakespeare play, chronicling the events around the assassination of Julius Caesar.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2006

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Summary: "Made during the early years of the movie musical, this exuberant revue was one of the most extravagant, eclectic, and technically ambitious Hollywood productions of its day. Starring the bandleader Paul Whiteman, then widely celebrated as the King of Jazz, the film drew from Broadway variety shows to present a spectacular array of sketches, performances by such acts of the Rhythm Boys...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: The Criterion Collection 2018

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Musicals DVDs, Call number: DVD MUSICALS KIN

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