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Summary: Long before Jacques Cousteau and Richard Attenborough, a Frenchman named Jean Painlevé made documentaries that captured the natural world in a unique manner. "Science Is Fiction" collects 23 of these short films. Painlevé (1902-89) spent his life straddling the arts and the sciences, studying biology at the Sorbonne, but also hanging out with Man Ray and Luis Buñuel. Long fascinated by marine...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Criterion Collection 2009

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

Summary: "A reflection on art, life, and the movies. ... [A] richly cinematic self portrait that touches on everything from the feminist movement and the Black Panthers to the films of husband Jacques Demy and the birth of the French New Wave."--Container.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2010

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Summary: Filmmaker Agnes Varda and photographer JR set out on a trip through France to meet locals and produce epic sized murals and form an unlikely friendship along the way.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2018

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

Summary: Pamela B. Green's energetic film about the pioneer filmmaker is both a tribute and a detective story, tracing the circumstances by which this extraordinary artist faded from memory and the path toward her reclamation.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2019

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Summary: Set in the shadowy back streets and glittering salons of wartime Paris. Film producer Jean Casson, a Paris sophisticate struggles to come to terms with the uncomfortable realities of life under German occupation, as he becomes caught up in the activities of what was to become the French Resistance.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House 1996

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC FUR

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC FUR

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Summary: A documentary investigation that traces violent riots said to be caused by a rare and dangerous French film. Through conversations with filmmakers, producers, journalists, historians and psychologists, this documentary slowly uncovers the truth about the most cursed and disturbing movie ever made.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2019

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Summary: Few directors have portrayed the agonies and epiphanies of growing up as poetically---and controversially---as Louis Malle in his films Murmur of the heart; Lacombe, Lucien; and Au revoir les enfants. These interviews and documentaries provide new insights into the man who made, and mirrored, these films.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Nouvelles Éditions de Films 2006

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

Summary: Bertrand Tavernier's personal journey through French cinema, from films he enjoyed as a boy to his own early career, told through portraits of key creative figures.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2017

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

Summary: Auguste Renoir experienced the loss of his wife, the pains of old age, and bad news from the front: his son Jean is injured. But a girl, Andree, appeared in his life as a miracle, the old man will infuse energy that only waited. Bursting with vitality and radiant beauty, Andree is the latest model of the painter, his fountain of youth.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Mongrel Media 2013

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1 available in Foreign Language, Call number: DVD FOREIGN REN