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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

Villoro, Juan

Summary: Collection of two decades' writing about Mexico City, combining personal stories with vivid evocations and chronicles.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Vintage Español 2021

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

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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1 available in Foreign DVDs, Call number: BLU-RAY FOREIGN AMO

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

De Regil, Tania

Summary: At Grandma's house, where Julia is staying without her parents for the first time, the breeze is sweet like jasmine. Mornings begin with sugared bread, and the most magnificent hot chocolate cures all homesickness. There's something about this place and about Grandma. Like how she can tell when Julia has been quietly picking limes from the garden. Or that she can see the future--and knows when...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Candlewick Press 2022

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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

Camara, Gabriela

Summary: "Inspired by the flavors, ingredients, and flair of culinary and cultural hotspot Mexico City, Gabriela Caamara's style of fresh-first, vegetable-forward, legume-loving, and seafood-centric Mexican cooking is a siren call to home cooks who crave authentic, on-trend recipes they can make with confidence and regularity. With 150 recipes for Basicos (basics), Desayunos (breakfasts), Primeros...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Lorena Jones Books/an imprint Ten Speed Press 2019

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

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 TC Film Fest DVDs, Call number: DVD TCFF MID

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

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

De Regil, Tania

Summary: En una primera visita sin sus papás a la casa de su abuela en las afueras de la Ciudad de México, una niña descubre lo que hace que la abuela tan especial.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Candlewick Press 2022

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1 available in Juvenile World Languages, Call number: JE SPANISH DE

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

Meade, Julie

Summary: "Baroque palaces and energetic streets, old-school taquerías and contemporary art: experience this bustling metropolis with Moon Mexico City"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Avalon Travel 2023

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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

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

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

Smith, Tommie

Summary: "A groundbreaking and timely graphic memoir from one of the most iconic figures in American sports-and a tribute to his fight for civil rights. On October 16, 1968, during the medal ceremony at the Mexico City Olympics, Tommie Smith, the gold medal winner in the 200-meter sprint, and John Carlos, the bronze medal winner, stood on the podium in black socks and raised their black-gloved fists to...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Norton Young Readers, an imprint of W.W. Norton & Company 2022

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1 available in Young Adult Graphic Novels, Call number: YA 921 SMI

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1 available in Young Adult Collection, Call number: YA B SMI

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

Cerón, Ella

Summary: Book smart teen Lola's summer plans are derailed when she is sent to live with her grandmother in Mexico City and learns a family secret that changes her life forever.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Kokila 2023

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1 available in Young Adult Fiction, Call number: YA FIC CER

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1 available in Young Adult Collection, Call number: YA FIC CER

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