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Summary: "Against all odds, the students at Dominguez High School set out to put on the school's first theatrical production in more than 20 years. But what does Thornton Wilder's famous play about life in rural Grover's Corners have to do with Compton, California? [This film] follows the students on their discovery of the power of art and the human spirit"--Container.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Film Movement 2003

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

Summary: A little girl's search for her biological mother takes the family to strife-torn Sri Lanka.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Film Movement 2006

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

Summary: A captivating exploration of Alvar Aalto: the defining figure in Scandic design and one of Europe's greatest modern architects focuses on his remarkable and loving partnership with wife, Aino. Theirs was a profoundly humanist vision that put people at the centre of design, and ranged from work in furniture design through to huge architectural projects. They mixed with, and influenced, major...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2021

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Summary: Isolated from the outside world, fifteen-year-old Lara lives in seclusion on a vast country estate with her father and strict governess Miss Fontaine. Late one evening, a mysterious carriage crash brings a young girl into their home to recuperate. Lara immediately becomes enchanted by this strange visitor who arouses her curiosity and awakens her burgeoning desires.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2020

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2 available in Fantasy DVDs, Call number: DVD FANTASY CAR

Summary: During World War II, 70,000 Finnish children were shipped off to Swedish families who had agreed to shelter them for their own protection until the end of the war. This is the story of one such boy, Eero. After the death her husband, grief stricken Kirsti agrees with great reluctance to send Eero to Sweden. His surrogate parents, Signe and Hjalmar, are grieving the recent loss of a daughter....

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Matila Röhr Productions 2007

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2 available in Foreign DVDs, Call number: DVD FOREIGN MOT

Summary: Singapore, late 90s. The friendship between the maid Teresa and young boy Jiale ignite the mother's jealousy, while the Asian recession hits the region.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Film Movement 2014

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

Summary: Ten-year-old Gulistan and her brother Firat live in the heart of Turkish Kurdistan. Tragedy strikes when their parents are shot down by paramilitary gunmen before their very eyes. Traumatized and orphaned, Gulistan and Firat try to care for their infant sister, but their money soon runs out and they re forced onto the street. It is there that Gulistan meets the part-time escort Dilara....

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Film Movement 2011

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

Summary: American dancer Joy Womack moves to Moscow at age 15 to train at the Bolshoi, and becomes the first American woman to sign a contract with Bolshoi Ballet.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2021

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

Summary: After crashing the family car, teen-age Juan walks the streets all day searching for someone to help fix it. He meets an elderly mechanic whose only companion is a boxer dog, a young mother who wants to sing in a punk band, and a teenage mechanic who loves martial arts and Kung Fu philosophy. As the day drags on, it is revealed that the sadness and silence in Juan's family is due to the death...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Film Movement 2009

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD Movie Lake 2009

Summary: " ... A time capsule of Paris and New York between 1969 and 1973 as viewed through the eyes of Antonio Lopez (1943-1987), the dominant fashion illustrator of the time. Counted among Antonio's discoveries (muses of the period) were iconic beauties such as Grace Jones, Jessica Lange, and Jerry Hall, as well as Warhol's Superstars Donna Jordan, Jane Forth and Patti D'Arbanville. Antonio's inner...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2017

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

Summary: Nanni Moretti recounts three entries from his 'diary' in the hilarious and intimate self-reflective comedy which follows the filmmaker's musing on cinema atop a Vespa, a trip to the Aeolian Islands to work on his new screenplay, and his search for health and wellness after breaking out in a nagging skin rash.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2020

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Summary: Loneliness, disillusionment and the experience of first love reveal the character of Raya, a seventeen-year-old living in rural Latvia with her grandmother and her little brother Robis. A huge turn of events shakes up their lives, and the young girl must come to decisions that even a grown woman would find challenging to make.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2019

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

Summary: During the Ming Dynasty, a Buddhis abbot charged with protecting the sacred scroll of Tripitaka prepares to name his successor. An aristocrat and a general arrive at his secluded mountaintop monastery promising to help in his search but are scheming to secure the scroll for themselves. As they set about recommending corrupt successors, rival bands of martial artists lie in wait to steal the...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2020

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Summary: The documentary takes viewers on an eye-opening journey through the life and work of the great Salvador Dali and his longtime muse and collaborator, Gala. The film begins in 1929, a crucial year in Dali's life and career, as he joined the surrealist group and met Gala, and ends in 1989, the year of his passing. Using archival footage, images, and documents (many of them never before used in a...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2021

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Summary: In nineteenth-century rural Vietnam, fourteen-year-old May becomes the third wife of wealthy landowner Hung. Soon, she learns that she can only gain status by asserting herself as a woman who can give birth to a male child. May's hope to change her status turns into a real and tantalizing possibility when she gets pregnant. Faced with forbidden love and its devastating consequences, May finally...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2019

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Summary: Jan, recently released from prison after serving time for the murder of a child, has always maintained his innocence and is ready to put the past behind him. A gifted organist, he takes a job at an Oslo church under his middle name, Thomas. His talent and gentle manner quickly earn him the respect of his superiors, as well as the love of the pastor, Anna, and her little boy, Jens. But his past...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Film Movement 2010

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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: Kena and Ziki long for something more. Despite the political rivalry between their families, the girls resist and remain close friends, supporting each other to pursue their dreams in a conservative society. When love blossoms between them, the two girls will be forced to choose between happiness and safety. Inspried by Monica Arac de Nyeko's "Jambula Tree", which chronicles a story of two...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2019

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Summary: Sarah Collins is a single mother struggling to raise two young children while searching for answers about the unsolved murder of her husband. After being coerced into helping a low-level drug dealer, she finds herself the target of a dangerous crime boss. Desperate to keep her family safe, Sarah turns the tables on her victimizers in one final act of brutal vengeance.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Film Movement 2020

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2 available in Crime / Mystery DVDs, Call number: DVD CRIME/MYSTERY GOO

Summary: Seventeen-year-old Erling is a rumored murderer and therefore sent to the Bastoy Boys Home correctional facility. Once there he clashes with the island facility's governor who believes manual labor, rigid discipline, and harsh punishment is the only way to turn these boys around. Refusing to accept the constant abuse, Erling leads the boys in a violent uprising that will bring them head to head...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Film Movement 2011

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Summary: Andreas arrives in a strange city with no memory of how he got there. He is presented with a job and an apartment, but before long, Andreas notices that something is wrong. The people around him seem cut off from any real emotion and communicate only in superficialities. He makes an attempt to escape from the city, but he discovers there is no way out. Andreas meets a man who has found a crack...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2007

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Summary: A 17-year-old Kurdish refugee, Bilal, has struggled his way through Europe in an attempt to reunite with his girlfriend, who has emigrated to England. When he is stopped in France, he decides to swim the English Channel to complete his journey. While training at a local swimming pool he meets Simon, a middle-aged swim instructor, who agrees to help Bilal, in order to regain the affection of...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Film Movement 2010

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

Summary: For most of his life, Ignacio Carrillo traveled the villages of northern Colombia, playing traditional songs on his accordion, a legendary instrument said to have once belonged to the devil. He eventually married and settled in a small town, leaving the nomadic life behind. But after the traumatic death of his wife, he vows never to play again, and embarks on one last journey to return the...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Film Movement 2010

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Summary: It is the story of a young woman searching for her biological mother. Set against a backdrop of misogyny, revenge, and longing, Rose undertakes a journey that leads her to revelations that are both devastating and dangerous.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Film Movement 2021

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

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