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Summary: Having defined the espionage genre with Dr. Mabuse, the Gambler, Fritz Lang returned to the genre with this surprisingly fast-paced and remarkably grim thriller. Rudolf Klein-Rogge starts as Haghi, the head of an elaborate criminal empire, and Willy Fritsch is the undercover agent assigned to topple the diabolical king from his throne. Filled with the sexual intrigue and high-tech gadgetry that...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2016

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

Summary: For many years, Marie and Jean have happily spent their vacations together at their country house. One day at the beach, Marie naps in the sand while Jean goes for a swim. When she awakens, he is gone. Did he drown? Did he run off? Distraught, Marie notifies the authorities. But after an extensive search, no body is found, and Marie is left in a painful limbo, unable to properly grieve for her...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2021

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

Summary: In Mario Bava's gothic horror masterpiece steeped in rich atmosphere, condemned witch Princess Asa returns from the dead two centuries after her execution and wreaks vengeance on her killers' family. Possessing the body of a descendant who happens to look just like her, Asa pulls out all the stops to exact her revenge. This is Bava's credited directorial debut, and it catapulted Steele and him...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Kino Classics 2012

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1 available in Horror DVDs, Call number: DVD HORROR BLA

Summary: Jean Renoir, one of the greatest French directors, tells the epic story of the French Revolution. Made towards the end of France's left wing Popular Front government when Europe was on the brink of war, this is a markedly political film about a country in flux. Filmed in a jaunty newsreel style, it follows a cross section of people, from the citizens of Marseilles to Louis XVI, who are affected...

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Publisher / Publication Date: 2019

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

Summary: Director Robert J. Flaherty journeyed with his wife, Frances, and their children to the South Seas island of Savai'i to capture on film the exotic lifestyles of the Samoan people. In doing so, they resurrected and dramatized the recently vanished customs and struggles of the people just before modernization permanently altered the cultural landscape of the island. In 1975, nearly 50 years after...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2015

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

Summary: An archaeologist is stabbed with an ancient dagger that gives him immortality and an insatiable thirst for blood, which he then shares with his assistant's wife, and the two of them form a troubled partnership.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Kino Classics 2012

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1 available in Horror DVDs, Call number: DVD HORROR GAN

Summary: After years of relative obscurity, Alice Guy Blach is now being recognized for her role in the development of the cinematic arts. Beginning as a typist for the Gaumont Company, she volunteered to produce a series of novelty films. So successful were her films, and so efficient her methods, she eventually became the studio's head of production. During cinema's first decade, the multi-talented...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2020

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

Summary: Claude Ridder is recovering from a failed suicide attempt after the collapse of his relationship with Catrine. He is approached by an obscure scientific lab, who wants him to participate in the human trials of a new time travel device. The test will send him back one year's time, for one minute. But the machine goes haywire, and Ridder gets caught in a never-ending series of temporal leaps,...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2015

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

Summary: Armed with the titular manual, an ambitious window washer seeks to climb the corporate ladder.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2017

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1 available in Musicals DVDs, Call number: DVD MUSICALS HOW

Summary: A landmark in the history of queer cinema, this is an honest film about nascent love between women at a boarding school for girls. Vulnerable and quiet, Manuela struggles to adjust to the stern discipline of the heavily regimented institution. In time, she gains confidence through a friendship with one of her teachers. But no relationship between women, no matter how chaste, is to be permitted,...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2020

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

Summary: Firepower meets flower power in this outrageous western about two thrill-seeking cowboys who rock the range. Two cowboys set out for adventure and join up with a band of rock 'n' roll outlaws. However, as the two friends are seduced by their own quick-draw ambitions, a deadly rivalry grows between them, and they must struggle to find a path to peace, before they lose more than their...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2019

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1 available in Western DVDs, Call number: DVD WESTERN ZAC

Summary: In the early decades of cinema, some of the most innovative and celebrated filmmakers in America were women. Alice Guy-Blaché helped establish the basics of cinematic language, while others boldly continued its development: slapstick queen Mabel Normand (who taught Charlie Chaplin the craft of directing), action star Grace Cunard, and LGBTQ icon Alla Nazimova. Unafraid of controversy,...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Kino Classics 2018

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

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Summary: Among the most fascinating chapters of film history is that of the so-called "race films" that flourished in the 1920s -'40s. Unlike the "black cast" films produced within the Hollywood studio system, these films not only starred African Americans but were funded, written, produced, edited, distributed, and often exhibited by people of color. Entrepreneurial filmmakers built an industry apart...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2016

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1 available in Sight & Sound Print Material, Call number: SSC DVD DOC PIO

Summary: Having pioneered the art and technology of cinema during its infancy (organizing a system of film production at the Gaumont Studios in France), Alice Guy Blach m̌oved to the United States where she co-founded the Solax Company, where she served as head of a production. Enjoying complete creative freedom, she explored long-form storytelling, alternating between serious dramatizations of the...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2020

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

Summary: In his final film as director, Gordon Parks turned the camera upon himself and created a deeply personal and remarkably poetic self-portrait. Moments Without Proper Names blends Parks's striking photographs with newly-shot footage of the artist, his own musical compositions, and personal reminiscences performed by a trio of esteemed actors: Avery Brooks, Roscoe Lee Browne, and Joe Seneca.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2021

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

Summary: Based on Gaston Leroux's novel about a disfigured phantom terrorizing a Paris opera house in order to get his beloved singer Christine.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Kino Classics 2015

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Summary: The life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., from the beginnings of the Civil Rights movement in Montgomery, Alabama, and culminating with his assassination in Memphis in 1968. Including archival footage, this film is an indispensable primary resource of a pivotal moment in American and world history. Originally screened in theaters for only a single night in 1970.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2013

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Summary: Along with being a filmmaker, Deren was a choreographer, dancer, film theorist, poet, lecturer and photographer, and she brings all of these disciplines together in her dreamlike and ecstatic films. Her most famous and influential is Meshes of the Afternoon (1943), co-directed with Alexander Hammid, which depicts a surrealist slippage in reality as a woman's home becomes a shifting landscape of...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2020

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

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