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Summary: From the rural banana plantation where they play soccer for the village team to the big city stadiums, two brothers have become rivals and battle each other on opposing sides. When a talent scout gets stranded in their tiny town, brothers Beto and Tato are discovered. They are whisked away to Mexico City to play for the big leagues where they quickly achieve fame. Beto is nicknamed 'Rudo' for...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment 2009

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

Ross, John

Contents: Introduction: Welcome to El Monstruo -- Birth of a monstruo -- City of flowers & smoking hearts -- City of palaces & ghosts -- City of betrayed hopes -- City of order & progress -- City of the cannibal revolution -- City of artists & assassins -- City & country -- The city goes to war; city of miracles & hype -- Uruchurtu's city -- City of dread & redemption -- City of denial & shame -- City in...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Nation Books 2009

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 972 ROS

Summary: "In a rundown circus on the outskirts of Mexico City, 13 year-old Alma earns a living as a trapeze artist. When her fellow performers find out that she is pregnant, Alma is expelled from the circus. She lives on the streets until she meets a troupe of traveling puppeteers that preach the word of God. Alma sees a promise in them, a glimpse of hope. This is a story of a young girl's search for...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Desert Mountain Media 2002

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Summary: In Mexico City, the lives of three strangers, a young man mixed up in the gritty underworld of dogfighting, a glamorous woman who seems to have it all, and a mysterious assassin who is desperate to reconnect with his estranged daughter, collide in a tragic twist of fate that forever alters their personal journeys. A tour de force of violence and emotion captured in a rush of kinetic handheld...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2020

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Aparicio, Yalitza

Summary: Looks at the life of an early-1970s, middle-class family in Mexico City through the eyes of their indigenous domestic worker who keeps the household running.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2020

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

Summary: "Quesadillas sizzling on street corners outside cosy coffee shops; mariachi in sequined sombreros serenading late-night revellers; tower blocks casting long shadows over baroque churches and Aztec ruins studded with cacti. Mexico City simultaneously conforms to every stereotype and challenges every preconception with shameless self-assurance. We push past the colourful chaos and Frida Kahlo...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Gestalten 2018

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 917.2 MEX

Bolaño, Roberto

Summary: Mexico, 1970s. Jan and Remo find themselves adrift in Mexico City. Obsessed with poetry, and, above all, with science fiction, they are eager to forge a life in the literary world- or sacrifice themselves to it. The city tugs them in opposite directions. Jan withdraws from the world, shutting himself in their shared rooftop apartment where he feverishly composes fan letters to the stars of...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Penguin Press 2019

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC BOL

Summary: Discover the stories, ideas, and methods behind today's most compelling artists; features sixteen artists from North America (Chicago, Mexico City, Los Angeles, and Vancouver).

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2016

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

Lorentzen, Luke

Summary: Follows a Mexican family who runs a private ambulance company in Mexico City, where the government provides fewer than forty-five emergency ambulances for a population of nine million, examining the struggles and challenges that operating in this cutthroat industry involves.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Passion River 2020

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

Summary: A chambermaid at a high-end Mexico City hotel, into a beautifully observed film of rich detail. Set entirely in this alienating environment, with extended scenes taking place in the guest rooms, hallways, and cleaning facilities, this minimalist yet sumptuous movie brings to the fore Eve's hopes, dreams, and desires.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2019

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

Luiselli, Valeria

Summary: "Bon vivant, world traveler, auctioneer--the story of Highway and his teeth is like Johnny Cash meets Robert Walser in Mexico"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Coffee House Press 2015

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC LUI

Summary: "One of Mexico's most highly regarded works of political cinema, Canoa: A Shameful Memory reimagines a real-life incident that had occurred just eight years before its release, when a group of urban university employees on a hiking trip were viciously attacked by residents of the village of San Miguel Canoa who had been manipulated by a corrupt priest into believing the travelers were communist...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2017

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

Summary: After the Spanish conquest of Tenochtitlan, scribe Topilzin rebels against the new state-imposed religion.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Starz Home Entertainment 2007

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

Summary: Three different people are catapulted into dramatic and unforseen circumstances in the wake of a terrible car crash: a young punk stumbles into the sinister underground world of dog fighting; an injured supermodel's designer pooch disappears into the apartment's floorboards; and an ex-radical turned hit man rescues a Rotweiler with a gunshot wound.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Lion's Gate Home Entertainment 2001

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

Goldman, Francisco

Summary: "Goldman's story of his emergence from grief five years after his wife's death, symbolized by his attempt to overcome his fear of driving in the city. Embracing the DF (Mexico City) as his home, Goldman explores and celebrates the city, which stands defiantly apart from so many of the social ills and violence wracking Mexico ... [and] sets out to try to understand the menacing challenges the...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2014

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 917.253 GOL

Villoro, Juan

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Summary: "Horizontal Vertigo: the title refers to the fear of ever-impending earthquakes, which led Mexicans to build their capital city outward rather than upward. With the perspicacity of a keenly observant flâneur, Villoro wanders through the city seemingly without a plan, describing people, places, and things, while brilliantly drawing connections among them, the better to reveal, in all its...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Pantheon Books 2021

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Summary: Presents the parallels between the two great American societies of the Aztecs and the Incas, both of which fell to the Spanish conquistadores of the sixteenth century. Includes re-creations of lost cities such as Tenochtitlan and Machu Picchu.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Distributed by Kultur International Films 2000

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 972.018 EMP

Summary: Rudy Maxa etches a portrait of Guadalahara's vibrant culture and passionate artists, Mexico City's large metropolis, Puerto Vallerta's traditional charms, and the beaches of the Mexican Riviera. Includes Ballet Folklorico, Anthropology Museum.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Distributed by Questar 2010

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 917.204 BES

Oseland, James

Summary: Whether you're an absolute beginner at Mexican cooking or already a pro, World Food: Mexico City is for you. This definitive and beautiful user's guide unlocks the secrets to real Mexican cuisine with more than fifty authentic, reliable recipes, while the compelling stories and photography tell the tale of the vibrant culinary capital of Latin America. You'll be taken to home kitchens, markets,...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Ten Speed Press 2020

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 641.5972 OSE

Sholes, Lynn

Summary: "Magazine journalist Seneca Hunt is reporting on the opening of Montezuma's tomb in Mexico City when the dig team learns that the remains of the Aztec emperor are missing. Within moments of the discovery, an apparent terrorist attack kills everyone at the site except Seneca, who barely escapes the carnage. To get answers, Seneca starts investigating. She finds out that someone is stealing the...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Midnight Ink 2011

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC SHO

Abel, Jessica.

Summary: Carla Olivares, a young Mexican-American woman, goes to Mexico to "find herself," and moves in which an old fling, but when his circle of Anglo expat friends fail to provide her with the authentic experience she seeks, Carla becomes involved with el Gordo, a drug don who takes her down a dangerous path. Presented in graphic novel form.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Pantheon Books 2006

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 741.5 ABE

De Regil, Tania

Summary: In a shared voice, a young boy conveys his fears about moving from New York City to Mexico City while, at the same time, a young girl expresses her worries about leaving Mexico City to move to New York City.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2019

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1 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: JE DER

Carlos, John Wesley.

Summary: "Seen around the world, John Carlos and Tommie Smith's Black Power salute on the 1968 Olympic podium sparked controversy and career fallout. Yet their show of defiance remains one of the most iconic images of Olympic history and the Black Power movement.Here is the remarkable story of one of the men behind the salute, lifelong activist John Carlos"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Haymarket Books 2011

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 CARLOS, JOHN ZIR

Smith-Llera, Danielle

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2017

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in JT Non-Fiction, Call number: JT Black History Smith-Llera 2017

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