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Summary: Bridging the worlds of children's television and avant-garde, and of geometric abstraction and avant-Gondry playfulness, Al Jarnow creates witty, mesmerizing animations that twist and squeeze time and space. This program presents seventeen of Jarnow's remarkable works, including the psychedelic Edward Lear adaptation THE OWL AND THE PUSSYCAT (1968), the long and winding road movie AUTOSONG...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Numero Group 2010

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

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: 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: Perličky na dně: These five eccentric tales take the viewer on a journey from a motorcycle race to a rain-soaked wedding party to an unexpected cross-cultural romance. -- Sedmikrasky: "Two teenage girls decide that since the world is spoiled they will be spoiled as well; accordingly they embark on a series of destructive pranks in which they consume and destroy the world about them."--O...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: The Criterion collection 2012

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

Summary: A man goes to considerable lengths to avoid being seen. Beckett's first venture into the film medium is a one-character production without dialogue, based on Berkeley's theory Esse est percipi, or "to be is to be perceived."

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2015

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

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: 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

Summary: In his unique fiction/documentary hybrid, the pioneering William Greaves presides over a beleaguered film crew in New York's Central Park, leaving them to try to figure out what kind of movie they're making. This wildly innovative sixties counterculture landmark is expanded 35 years later by its unconventional follow-up, Take 2 1/2. The sequel sees the actors reunited in a more personal,...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2020

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

Summary: Funeral parade of roses is a headlong dive into the dazzling, unseen Tokyo night-world of drag queen bars and fabulous divas, fueled by booze, drugs, fuzz guitars, performance art and black mascara. Hot young thing Eddie, hostess at Bar Genet, ignites a violent love-triangle with reigning drag queen Leda for the attentions of club owner Gonda.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2017

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

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

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

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 Documentary DVDs, Call number: DVD DOC THI

Summary: The story of a 13-year-old girl who wants to be a mother, as told through different actors playing the same character and her journey in a variety of ways.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Wellspring Media 2005

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

Summary: Babo 73: The president of the United Status, who, when he isn't at the White House conducts his top-secret affairs on a deserted beach.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Criterion Collection 2012

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

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

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

Summary: A famous actress is stricken with psychosomatic muteness and is placed under a nurse's care in an isolated house, where the two gradually assume each other's personalities.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: MGM Home Entertainment 2004

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1 available in Staff Picks, Call number: DVD FOREIGN PER

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: To reflect on the 500th anniversary of the Spanish conquest of Mexico in 2021, director Reyes offers a bold hybrid cinema experience exploring the brutal legacy of colonialism in contemporary Mexico. Through the eyes of a ghostly conquistador, the film recreates Hernan Cortes' epic journey from the coasts of Veracruz to the Aztec capital of Tenochtitlan, the site of contemporary Mexico City. As...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2022

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

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