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Summary: The fortunes of Cedric Fauntleroy and his widowed mother "Dearest" change when the elderly Earl of Dorincourt has Cedric, his rightful heir, brought from the slums of New York to England. The Earl welcomes Cedric but banishes his mother to a cottage outside the manor, unjustly accusing her of marrying his son for the money.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Image Entertainment 2005

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Summary: This portrait of Jason Holliday, a black gay prostitute who dreams of a career as a nightclub performer, is drawn from twelve consecutive hours of filming in a New York City apartment.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2014

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Summary: A boy (Matahi) and a girl (Reri) are in love. She is chosen by a high priest to join the ranks of the sacred virgins, thereby becoming tabu to all men. The two escape by canoe to another island for awhile but Matahi becomes indebted to a Chinese merchant. The story ends tragically when Matahi is left to drown by the high priest.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Lumivision 1992

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Summary: Features every surviving film by McCay.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Milestone Film & Video 2004

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Summary: In 1957, Rogosin travelled to South Africa and created a powerfully, moving drama exposing the harsh reality of life under the system apartheid. Filmed secretly under the noses of the feared South African police, Rogosin, his crew, and cast risked arrest and deportation. Miriam Makeba was banned from her country after travelling to Venice for the movie's premiere. The scenes shot in the vibrant...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2014

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Summary: Shirley Clarke was brilliant, scandalous, bold, and incredibly talented. Had she been a man, film historians would have long ago placed her in the pantheon of great auteurs, alongside Orson Welles and John Cassavetes. Today, her triumph can be recognized in her ability to be herself--one of the great originals of her time. A true artist, Clarke combined her innate impishness and sense of...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2016

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Summary: "The Exiles" of the title are displaced Native Americans, living in late 1950s Los Angeles on Bunker Hill, a depressed area connected to the rest of the city by the Angels Flight trolley. The Indians were already exiles, from the moment they lost their ancestral lands and were confined to reservations. Starting on Friday afternoon and closing Saturday morning, the film follows pregnant Yvonne,...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Milestone Film & Video 2009

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Summary: Gilbert Valance is a successful theater actor who learns that his wife, daughter, and son-in-law have been killed in a car accident. Over time, Valence's life regains a semblance of normalcy - he takes care of his orphaned grandson, strolls the streets of Pairs, frequents his favorite cafe and returns to the stage. But when an American film director casts him against type in an English-language...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Image Entertainment 2003

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Summary: A young man's spiritual odyssey, filmed on location in Rishikesh and Bharatpur, and based on Hesse's novella.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Milestone Film & Video 2002

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in Browsing Hot DVDs, Call number: DVD MOVIE SID

Summary: Includes Killer of Sheep (a masterpiece of African American filmmaking and one of the finest debuts in history) and My Brother's Wedding (a young man working at his parents' store tries to find himself). Bonus features are included.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Milestone Film & Video 2007

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Summary: "Set in a fishing village off the Dalmatian coast of Italy. Tells the story of Squarcio, a fisherman who uses dynamite instead of nets. Gillo Pontecorvo's debut as a film director."

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Image Entertainment 2003

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Romance DVDs, Call number: DVD ROMANCE WID

Summary: A documentary in which Merian C. Cooper, Ernest Schoedsack, and Marguerite Harrison travel through Asia Minor and Iraq to reach a tribe of nomads in Iran known as the Bakhtyari. They follow the tribe on its forty-eight day trek across deserts, streams, and mountains to reach pasture for their flocks. These three poeple were the first Westerners to cross the Zardeh Kuh Pass and the first to make...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Milestone Film & Video 1999

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Summary: A group of addicts in a dingy apartment await the arrival of their "connection," to bring them heroin, while a documentary film maker struggles to film them.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2015

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Summary: The Cook : When a tough guy annoys the pretty cashier, the waiter and a feisty dog come to her defense. A reckless romeo : A philandering husband is caught when his attempts at indiscretion are filmed by a newsreel camerman. Number please: a man chases his girlfriend's dog around a seaside resort, on the roller-coaster and merry-go-round.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Milestone Film & Video 2003

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

2 holds on 1 copy

Summary: Four vignettes in Batista's Cuba dramatize the need for revolution; long mobile shots tell almost wordless stories.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Milestone Film & Video 2007

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Summary: "'Strange Victory' was the first solo film by Leo Hurwitz, a central character in the radical Frontier Film movement. It is both an exposé and inside view of the facts of the Cold War as experienced at the very moment of its birth. The director's vision amounts to an almost surrealist network of images and sounds about the perverse consequences of the "strange victory"--How high hopes are...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Milestone Film & Video 2014

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Summary: "Shot entirely in Siam, the film tells the story of a farmer and his family who have settled a small patch of land on the edge of the jungle. Their existence is a constant struggle against the many wild animals around, "--Container.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Paramount Famous Lasky Corp. 2000

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Summary: On the Bowery chronicles three days in the drinking life of Ray Salyer which jump-started the post-war American independent film movement, earning an Oscar nomination.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Milestone Film & Video 2012

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Summary: Explores the making and meaning of Film, a 1965 short film starring Buster Keaton, that was written by Samuel Beckett, directed by Alan Schneider, and produced by Barney Rosset. Topics covered include the circumstances leading to the film's production, the production process itself, and the film's critical reception. Includes outtakes, never-before-heard audio recordings of production meetings,...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2017

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Documentary DVDs, Call number: DVD DOC NOT

Summary: Portrays the experiences of a young man who is mysteriously arrested by agents of the police for an unspecific crime and is prepared for questioning and trial.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Image Entertainent, Inc. 1999

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Crime / Mystery DVDs, Call number: DVD CRIME/MYSTERY TRI

Summary: In a remote monastery high up in the mountains, an old master, a young monk and an orphaned boy devote themselves to their Buddhist teachings. As the master faces death, he must lead his disciples away from their past ties to the outside world and its rapidly changing values, and point them toward their quest for enlightenment.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Bae Yong-kyun Productions [production company 1999

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Summary: Set against the backdrop of Pakistan during the turbulent 1960s, a family is ripped apart by religious beliefs and civil war. A young boy from Bangladesh is sent away by his Muslim father to a Madrasah. He struggles to adapt to a harsh monastic life.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Milestone Film & Video 2006

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Summary: On the Bowery: A documentary film of men living on the Bowery. Depicts life inside the bars and on the sidewalks, the alcoholism and unemployment and life on the streets. Good times, wonderful times: This antiwar film predated Viet Nam, but had great impact in the sixties. The film cuts between documentary war footage and extemporized conversations.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Milestone Film & Video 2012

Copies Available at Woodmere

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