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Summary: There has been a Laemmle in the movie business since there's been a movie business. This is the story of a beloved Arthouse Cinema chain in Los Angeles with an astounding legacy. Over four generations, Laemmle's have dedicated themselves to supporting, innovating, and elevating the art of filmmaking. Popularizing independent films, documentary films, and their filmmakers, the LaemmleTheatres'...

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Publisher / Publication Date: 2023

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

Barretta, Gene

Summary: Before Steven Spielberg made films, he watched them. Naturally inventive with a vivid imagination, he was known for creating stories inspired by the world around him. Films and the magic they contained became an escape from the bullying and antisemitism he received, and from tension in his parents' marriage. Baretta captures the unique ways Spielberg's memories influenced his career and helped...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Little, Brown and Company 2022

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Summary: An absorbing portrait of the filmmaker David Lynch, as well as an intimate encounter with the man himself. From the privacy of his home and painting studio in the Hollywood Hills, a candid Lynch conjures people and places from his past, from his boyhood in Idaho and Virginia to his experiences at art school in Boston and Philadelphia to the beginnings of his filmmaking career in Los Angeles, in...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: The Criterion Collection 2017

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

Summary: A famous comedy film maker, rejected by his fans after a venture into serious cinema, seeks comfort from the three dissimilar women he is dating.

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Publisher / Publication Date: MGM Home Entertainment, Inc. 2005

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

Summary: "Harry, Albert, Sam, and Jack--the Warner brothers--turned a storefront that used a sheet for a screen into a dream factory rooted in the credo of educate, entertain and enlighten. In this fascinating documentary, filmmaker (and Harry's granddaughter) Cass Warner Sperling tells a story of sibling rivalry, social conscience, and the silver screen."--Container.

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Publisher / Publication Date: 2010

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

Summary: Walt Disney was uniquely adept at art as well as commerce, a master filmmaker who harnessed the power of technology and storytelling. This new film examines Disney's complex life and enduring legacy. Features rare archival footage from the Disney vaults, scenes from some of his greatest films, interviews with biographers and animators, and the designers who helped turn his dream of Disneyland...

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Publisher / Publication Date: PBS Distribution 2015

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1 available in Documentary DVDs, Call number: DVD WAL

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Summary: An extensive biography of the American film producer and director William Castle, with a focus on his classic horror films. Castle was famous for directing films with many gimmicks which were ambitiously promoted, despite being reasonably low budget B-movies. Includes extensive film clips and commentary by his family, friends and actors, producers, directors and film historians.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Automat Pictures 2011

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

Summary: A story of a man who wears many hats. All of them are backward. From award-winning filmmaker Malcolm Ingram comes an extensive all-access documentary examining the life and career of indie filmmaking icon Kevin Smith. Featuring never before seen interviews with friends, family, and filmmaking peers, along with icons of the film, comedy and comic book worlds.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2021

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2 available in Documentary DVDs, Call number: DVD DOC CLE

Pollack, Pam

Summary: Highlights the life and accomplishments of the creator of the "Star Wars" and "Indiana Jones" movies, whose technological innovations have had a major impact on the film industry.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Grosset & Dunlap 2014

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 921 LUC

Summary: A revealing new look at legendary entertainer Judy Garland fifty years after her tragic, untimely death. Fusing the unpublished recollections of producer, manager and third husband, Sid Luft, with film clips, rare concert footage and Judy's own inimitable words. What emerges is a complex portrait of a woman whose vulnerabilities were exploited by an industry she helped to build but whose...

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Publisher / Publication Date: 2020

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

Witherspoon, Reese

Summary: Academy Award-winning actress, producer, and entrepreneur Reese Witherspoon invites you into her world, where she infuses the southern style, parties, and traditions she loves with contemporary flair and charm. Reese Witherspoon's grandmother Dorothea always said that a combination of beauty and strength made southern women "whiskey in a teacup." We may be delicate and ornamental on the...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Touchstone 2018

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 WIT

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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

Streisand, Barbra

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Summary: "The long-awaited memoir by the superstar of stage, screen, recordings, and television Barbra Streisand is by any account a living legend, a woman who in a career spanning six decades has excelled in every area of entertainment. She is among the handful of EGOT winners (Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, and Tony) and has one of the greatest and most recognizable voices in popular music. She has been...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Viking, an imprint of Penguin Random House LLC 2023

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 STR

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: Bio Streisand

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1 available in Browsing Hot Titles, Call number: HOT TITLE

Summary: In this revealing portrait, you'll discover the man behind the myth as never before. Features all-new interviews with friends, family, collaborators and experts, plus never-before-seen home movies.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Walt Disney Home Entertainment 2001

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

Summary: Hal Ashby's obsessive genius led to an unprecedented string of Oscar winning classics, including Harold and Maude, Shampoo and Being There. But as contemporaries Coppola, Scorsese and Spielberg rose to blockbuster stardom in the 1980s, Ashby's uncompromising nature played out as a cautionary tale of art versus commerce.

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Publisher / Publication Date: 2018

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

Summary: "A look at the life and work of American filmmaker Robert Altman"--From www.imdb.com.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2014

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Summary: Director Howard Brookner died of AIDS in NYC in 1989 while in post-production on his breakthrough Hollywood movie. His body of work has been buried for 30 years in William Burroughs' bunker until his nephew Aaron unearths his uncle's story and the memory of everything he was.

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Publisher / Publication Date: 2018

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

Summary: An epic exploration of cinema history through the lens of some of the world's greatest directors, all of them women. Four years in the making and told in 40 chapters, this inspiring fourteen-hour road trip is narrated by Tilda Swinton, Jane Fonda, Debra Winger, Adjoa Andoh, Kerry Fox, Thandie Newton, and Sharmila Tagore. This epic historical journey explores life, love, politics, humor, and death.

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Publisher / Publication Date: 2020

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1 available in Documentary DVDs, Call number: BLU-RAY DOC WOM

Sonnenfeld, Barry

Summary: Constantly threatened with suicide by his over-protective mother, disillusioned by the father he worshiped, and abused by a demonic relative, Barry Sonnenfeld describes how he somehow went on to become one of Hollywood's most successful producers and directors.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2020

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1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 921 SONNENFELD, BARRY SON

Summary: "Film legend Sidney Lumet (1924-2011) tells his own story in a never-before-seen interview shot in 2008. With candor, humor and grace, Lumet reveals what matters to him as an artist and as a human being" -- Container.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2016

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

Norwich, Grace.

Summary: I always had big dreams as a child. I created the world of Indiana Jones and Star Wars, two of the most profitable movie franchises in history. I am George Lucas.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Scholastic, Inc. 2013

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 921 LUC

Stone, Oliver

Summary: Oliver Stone spent years writing unproduced scripts before the international success of Platoon in 1986. Here, Stone recounts those formative years.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Findaway World, LLC 2020

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1 available in Playaway, Call number: PA 921 STONE, OLIVER STO

Mamet, David

Summary: "Award-winning playwright, screenwriter, and director David Mamet shares scandalous and laugh-out-loud tales from his four decades in Hollywood where he worked with some of the biggest names in movies. David Mamet went to Hollywood on top--a super successful playwright summoned west in 1980 to write a vehicle for Jack Nicholson. He arrived just in time to meet the luminaries of old Hollywood...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Simon and Schuster 2023

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Summary: Robert Frank, now 91 years old, is among the most influential artists of the last half-century. His seminal volume, The Americans, published in 1958, records the Swiss-born photographer's candid reactions to peculiarly American versions of poverty and racism. Today it is a classic work that helped define the off-the-cuff, idiosyncratic elegance that are hallmarks of Frank's artistry.

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Publisher / Publication Date: 2017

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

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