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Summary: Patterns, Patterns 2, Patterns 3: "A woman waits by the phone. A man watches a teacup spin. Are they lovers? Yes, they are. Now let's watch them sing and dance. A gorgeously styled, fabulously poppy triptych, The Patterns Trilogy is a singular epic musical-thriller/anti-romance." -- container.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Kimstem 2010

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

Summary: On the outskirts of Birmingham and the margins of society the Billingham family perform extreme rituals and break social taboos as they muddle through a life decided by factors beyond their control. At times shocking and laced with an unsettling humor, three episodes unfold as a powerful evocation of the experience of growing up in a Black Country council flat.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Kim Stim 2020

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

Summary: Chile 1990, at the end of Pinochet's dictatorship, a group of adolescents living in a commune, attempt to make sense of their own burgeoning desires and tangled relationships while the adults prepare for the first New Year's Eve under the promise of democracy.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2019

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

Summary: While protecting his friend from a school bully, sixteen-year-old Wei Bu pushes the bully down a staircase. He later learns that the bully is hospitalized, gravely injured. Wei's neighbor, 60-year-old Wang Jin, decides to join him as does Huang Ling, Wei's classmate. Together, they decide their only hope is to flee town. They board a bus to Manchuria, where it is a rumored that a circus...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2019

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

Summary: On estimate, 50 % of the world's population lives in urban areas. By 2050 this will increase to 80%. Life in a mega city is both enchanting and problematic. Today we face peak oil, climate change, loneliness, and severe health issues due to our way of life. But why?

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2014

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

Summary: In post-war occupied Japan, young Tatsumi's passion for comics not only leads him becomes a means of supporting his poor family but also leads him to redefine the manga landscape. He pioneered gekiga (dramatic pictures), an alternative genre for adults which is by encouraging an alternative genre for adults which is realistic, disquieting and grapples with the darker aspects of life. This film...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Kimstim 2011

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

Summary: Using 'shock therapy' as a metaphor, the film investigates Naomi Klein's central idea of 'disaster capitalism.' When countries are jolted by catastrophic events such as war or natural disasters, they are often subjected to totally unregulated 'free market' remedies that benefit corporations at public expense.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: KimStim, Inc. 2011

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

Summary: A meditation on the relationships between animals and people through the seasons at a Quebec safari park. This work about the act of looking slyly blurs the line between observers and observed. Despite lack of a traditional narrative, there is dramatic tension in each exquisitely framed shot: a cage door under attack from a growling lion; the scurrying striped legs of zebras in a pen; the long...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: KIMSTIM, Inc. 2013

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

Summary: A thirty-something freelance writer Rei's one night pick-up becomes a transformative journey of sexual and emotional self-discovery.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: KimStim 2007

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

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