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Summary: With arresting insight, vulnerability, and a delightful sense of humor, An Oversimplification of Her Beauty utilizes a mix of live action and diverse forms of animation, a collage of documentary and fantasy, and interplay of effects, voices, and music to capture the relationship between Terence and a lovely young woman (Namik Minter) as it teeters on the divide between platonic and romantic.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2013

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

Summary: Shirley Clarke was brilliant, scandalous, bold, and incredibly talented. Had she been a man, film historians would have long ago placed her in the pantheon of great auteurs, alongside Orson Welles and John Cassavetes. Today, her triumph can be recognized in her ability to be herself--one of the great originals of her time. A true artist, Clarke combined her innate impishness and sense of...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2016

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

Summary: Documentary on the avant-garde music and video collective, the Residents, based on the group's archival materials and their recent 40th anniversary world tour.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2016

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

Summary: Complilation of 7 films with introduction to the work of designers Charles and Ray Eames. 'Toccata for toy trains' is a trip through a world of antique toys, and toy trains. 'House : after five years of living' illustrates the home and studio designed and built by Charles Eames on a hill in California overlooking the ocean. 'Lucia chase vignette' follows a sister chasing her brother through the...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Pyramid Film & Video 2000

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

MTV Networks

Summary: Following the success of the theatrical tour of The Animation Show, animators Mike Judge and Don Hertzfeldt have brought the stellar collection of shorts to DVD, with extra features that they couldn't fit into the original show.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: MTV/Paramount 2007

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1 available in Television Series DVDs, Call number: DVD TV ANI

Summary: An obscure man with a vertical head of hair is living with his spaced-out girlfriend and their fetus-like child. By the end of the film, Henry is decapitated and processed into erasers in this bizarre horror film which closely approaches a nightmare.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2014

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Summary: "The most famous film by Italian provocateur Marco Ferreri, La Grande bouffe was reviled on release for its perversity, decadence and attack on the bourgeoisie, yet won the prestigious FIPRESCI prize after its controversial screening at the Cannes Film Festival. Four friends retreat to a country mansion where they determine to eat themselves to death whilst engaging in group sex with...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2015

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

Summary: Five children in Swaziland dive into their imaginations to create an original African tale about a girl on a dangerous quest guided by legendary South African storyteller Gcina Mhlophe. Their fictional character, Liyana, is brought to life in innovative animated artwork.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2019

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Summary: This clandestine documentary, shot partially on an iPhone and smuggled into France on a usb drive hidden in a cake for a last-minute submission to Cannes, depicts the day-to-day life of acclaimed director Jafar Panahi (Offside, The Circle) during his house arrest in his Tehran apartment. While appealing his 2010 sentence (six years in prison and a 20-year ban from filmmaking, interviews or...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2012

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

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 amateur entomologist is left in Tokyo to study an unclassified species of beetle found in sandy locations. When he misses his bus back to civilization, he is persuaded to spend the night with a young widow in her hut at the bottom of a sand dune. What results is one of cinema's most unnerving and palpably erotic battles of the sexes, as well as a nightmarish depiction of the Sisyphean...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2016

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

Summary: Thirty-two vignettes, spanning pianist Glenn Gould's life from age four until his death at fifty, give an impressionistic depiction of his life.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Sony Classical 2012

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Summary: A couple's relationship breaks down along with the images, which in its second half takes a dog's-eye view of the world. It is a meditation on history and illusion, figures merging and weaving across the screen along with the film's ideas about romantic love and being-in-the-world.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2015

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

Summary: Sourcing original 35 mm nitrate film stock shot during the first World War, Beyond Zero pieces together a unique visual exploration from footage that has never been seen by modern audiences.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2015

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Summary: "'Strange Victory' was the first solo film by Leo Hurwitz, a central character in the radical Frontier Film movement. It is both an exposé and inside view of the facts of the Cold War as experienced at the very moment of its birth. The director's vision amounts to an almost surrealist network of images and sounds about the perverse consequences of the "strange victory"--How high hopes are...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Milestone Film & Video 2014

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

Summary: Documents heavy metal music fans tailgating in the parking lot outside the Capital Centre in Landover, Maryland on May 31, 1986 before a Judas Priest concert, with opening act Dokken. This edition includes more than 2 hours of original content.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Factory 515 2005

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

Summary: In this film essay, multimedia artist Laurie Anderson presents a monologue touching upon her relationship with her rat terrier Lolabelle, the death of her mother, the heightening of surveillance following 9/11, and other topics.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2016

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

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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Summary: A boxing match in Brooklyn; life in postwar Bosnia and Herzegovina; the daily routine of a Nigerian midwife; an intimate family moment at home with the director: Kirsten Johnson weaves these scenes and others into her film, a tapestry of footage captured over her twenty-five-year career as a documentary cinematographer.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2017

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

Summary: Powers of ten ... illustrates a picnic in Chicago and then begins moving ten times farther out every ten seconds, until our own galaxy is visible only as a speck of light. Then, we move inward into the hand of a sleeping picnicker with ten times more magnification every ten seconds. A rough sketch ... is an earlier version of the same concept illustrated in Powers of ten. 901, after 45 years of...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Pyramid Film & Video 2000

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

Summary: A nightmarish collage of images which blends the grotesque and the absurd, the deeply disturbing and the darkly humorous. Henry is the nerdish central character who lives in a squalid apartment with a strange girl and their monstrous baby. The extraordinary special effects create an eerie, dream-like world with a logic all its own.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: [s.n.] 2002

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Dern, Laura

Summary: Lines between fantasy and reality blur for an actress once she begins an affair with a co-star.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Ryko 2007

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Summary: Comprising elements of travelogue, history lesson, biography, critical analysis, psychological study, and fan testimonial, this documentary explores the work and influence of German writer W.G. Sebald, via a long walk through coastal East Anglia, retracing the steps he took in his most famous book, The rings Of Saturn. Includes interviews with writers, artists, and filmmakers.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Cinema Guild/Spark 2012

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

Smith, Jack

Summary: A collection of avant garde films preserved by the Library of Congress.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Image Entertainment 2009

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