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Summary: Set in Germany and France in the immediate aftermath of the First World War (1914-1918), the film recalls the mourning period that follows great national tragedies as seen through the eyes of the war's 'lost generation': Anna, a bereft young German woman whose fiancé, Frantz, was killed during trench warfare, and Adrien, a French veteran of the war who shows up mysteriously in her town, placing...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Music Box Films 2017

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

Summary: To escape the edict that condemned all first-born Hebrew males by Egypt's Pharoah, Rameses I, the infant Moses is set adrift on the Nile in a reed basket. Saved by the pharaoh's daughter Bithiah, he is adopted by her and brought up in the court of her brother, Pharaoh Seti. Moses gains Seti's favor and the love of the throne princess Nefertiri. He also gains the hatred of Seti's son, Rameses....

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Paramount DVD 2006

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

Summary: The degradation of a great family, set against the historical background of the "Night of the long knives" and the rise of Nazism.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Warner Home Video 2004

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

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

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2006

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

Summary: A comprehensive record of the greatest achievements in the history of western art from the medieval era to the post-impressionist world, from Botticelli to Van Gogh.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Kultur 2006

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in E-TV DVDs, Call number: DVD E-TV LAN

Summary: In 1787, the HMS Bounty sets out on a journey that will take it through perilous seas to a tropical paradise -- and into history as one of the most ill-fated vessels ever to sail for King and country.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2006

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

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Summary: Set in 1940 London, the story is an ode to how women played a major role in boosting national morale during the Blitz of London in the second World War.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2017

Copies Available at Woodmere

2 available in Comedy DVDs, Call number: DVD COMEDY THE

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1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD Th

Summary: This film dramatizes part of the Israeli independence moment, dealing with various factions involved in the internecine struggle between the moderate Haganah and the radical terrorist Irgun Zvai Leumi. Interspersed throughout are segments showing the migration of European Jews to the new land, paying special attention to the ragged survivors of Nazi death camps on board the vessel Exodus,...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2002

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Summary: Salty saga of the bravest skipper ever to sail the seas- Captain Horatio Hornblower. The English Captain sailed during the Napoleonic era, and out thought, outmaneuvered and outfought his rivals, but was more than a little at sea when faced with a beautiful woman!

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Distributed by Warner Home Video 2007

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1 available in Action / Adventure DVDs, Call number: DVD ACTION/ADVENTURE CAP

Summary: Tells the saga of the ill-fated 1928 Arctic expedition headed by Italian Unberto Nobile. After the crash of their dirigible, Italia, the survivors huddle in their makeshift red canvas dwelling, desperately sending out S.O.S. signals.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2005

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

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Summary: The true story of Moe Berg, professional baseball player, Ivy League graduate, attorney, and a top-secret spy who helped the US win the race against Germany to build the atomic bomb.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2018

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD Ca

Copies Available at East Bay

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

Summary: The incredible true story of British explorer Percy Fawcett, who journeys into the Amazon at the dawn of the twentieth century and discovers evidence of a previously unknown, advanced civilization that may have once inhabited the region.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2017

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2 available in Action / Adventure DVDs, Call number: DVD ACTION/ADVENTURE LOS

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD LOS RATED PG-13

Summary: "In harm's way": An epic treatment of the bombing of Pearl Harbor, details the devastating sneak attack on the Naval base as well as the explosive behind-the-scenes stories, and the counter-offensive. (167 min.).

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Paramount Pictures 2006

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

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: American judge Daniel Haywood presides over the trial of four German jurists accused of "legalizing" Nazi atrocities. But as graphic accounts of sterilization and murder unfold in the courtroom, mounting political pressure for leniency forces Haywood into making the most harrowing and difficult decision of his career.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2015

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Summary: This story follows the life of Eliza and her protector Uncle Tom, who are caught in the brutality of slavery in the Southern States during the nineteenth century.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Kino International 1999

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

Summary: The story of New York Times reporter Sydney Schanberg's friendship with a Cambodian interpreter, Dith Pran, during the time of the 1975 Khmer Rouge revolution.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2016

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1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD DRAMA KIL
1 available in Drama DVDs, Call number: DVD DRAMA KIL

Summary: The story of psychedelic chemists Robert "Tim" Scully and Nicholas Sand, and how their positive experiences with LSD motivated them to become major players in the 1960s drug counterculture by creating ultrapure "Orange Sunshine" acid.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: MVD Visual 2018

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Summary: Shows Camille Claudel, a protégé and mistress of Auguste Rodin, in 1915 when she was imprisoned in an insane asylum. Camille was also the sister of the Christian mystic poet Paul Claudel, the last of her family to pay her regular visits. Inspired by the correspondence between Paul and Camille, the movie focuses on Camille 's struggle to maintain a sense of normalcy in a crowd of schizophrenics....

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Kino Lorber, Inc. 2014

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

Summary: Biographical film about one of the most exciting and controversial figures of the '60s, Jim Morrison. With his rock and roll band, The Doors, he influenced the rock music scene as no other.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Artisan Home Entertainment 2000

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

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD Movie Doors 2000

Summary: Documents the outlaw songwriter scene that extended from Austin and Nashville.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Siren Visual 2013

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1 available in Music DVDs, Call number: DVD MUSIC HEA

Summary: Tells the story of Victor Frankenstein, a promising young doctor who, devastated by the death of his mother during child birth, becomes obsessed with bringing the dead back to life. His experiments lead to the creation of a creature which Frankenstein has put together from the remains of corpses. The creature turns into a monster when Dr. Frankenstein rejects him. Sticking close to the original...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2004

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in Browsing Hot DVDs, Call number: DVD FRA

Summary: The true story of a South African hero's journey to freedom. In the country's turbulent and divided times in the 1980s, Patrick Chamusso is an oil refinery foreman and soccer coach who is apolitical. That is, until he and his wife Precious are jailed. Patrick is stunned into action against the country's oppressive reigning system, even as police Colonel Nic Vos further insinuates himself into...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Universal Pictures 2007

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1 available in Thriller DVDs, Call number: DVD THRILLER CAT

Summary: The documentary mini-series traces the causes, courses, major events and personalities of the American Civil War.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Mill Creek Entertainment 2012

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in E-TV DVDs, Call number: DVD E-TV ULT