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Summary: Ponette is a sad little girl. She has survived a car crash that killed her mother and left her with a broken arm. Her father takes to live with an aunt, who has two children roughly her age, explaining to his tearful, disbelieving daughter that her mother is not coming back. Not understanding the finality of death in an adult way, Ponette wonders why if Jesus gets to rise from the dead, why...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 1998

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

Summary: Michel, an insignificant man who drifts into crime, is arrested and imprisoned. Upon release, he abandons an attempt at reform when a master pickpocket teaches him his art.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Criterion Collection 2005

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

Summary: Miss Canada wins the contest of the "most virgin" Miss Monde 1984 and the prize is marriage to a milk industry tycoon along with his 50 billion dollars fortune. During their honeymoon, Miss Canada does not accept the "golden" penis of her husband, and with the help of black man Jeremiah Muscle, she runs away to Paris. There she meets a Latin singer, El Macho, they have intercourse in the Eiffel...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Criterion Collection 2007

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Summary: "Teresa, a fifty year-old woman, travels to the beaches of Kenya as a sex tourist or 'Sugar Mama'. There, she moves from one beach boy to the next, buying their love only to be disappointed and quickly learning that love is strictly a business."--Container.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Strand Releasing Home Video 2013

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

Summary: Agnès Varda eloquently captures Paris in the sixties with this real-time portrait of a singer set adrift in the city as she awaits test results of a biopsy. A chronicle of the minutes of one woman's life, Cléo from 5 to 7 is a spirited mix of vivid vérité and melodrama, featuring a score by Michel Legrand and cameos by Jean-Luc Godard and Anna Karina.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Criterion Collection 2007

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

Summary: Though married to the good-natured, beautiful Thérèse, young husband and father François finds himself falling unquestioningly into an affair with an attractive postal worker. One of Agnès Varda's most provocative films, Le bonheur examines, with a deceptively cheery palette and the spirited strains of Mozart, the ideas of fidelity and happiness in a modern, self-centered world.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Criterion Collection 2007

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

Summary: The great Agnes Varda's film career began with this graceful, penetrating study of a marriage on the rocks, set against the backdrop of a small Mediterranean fishing village. Both a stylized depiction of the complicated relationship between a married couple and a documentary-like look at the daily struggles of the locals, Varda's discursive, gorgeously filmed debut was radical enough to later...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Criterion Collection 2007

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

Summary: In an unidentified French-speaking West African country, chaos reigns as civil war erupts. For the rebels, it's time to banish the 'white material' -- white folk and the trappings of white life. Among these is the Vial coffee plantation inhabited by Maria, her ex-husband Andre, their son Manuel, and his grandfather Bernard, a white family of French origin. Their terrified workers have fled,...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2011

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

Summary: "Since his beloved violin was broken, Nasser-Ali Khan, one of the most renowned musicians of his day, has lost all taste for life. Finding no instrument worthy of replacing it, he decides to confine himself to bed and await death"--Container.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2013

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

Summary: When her parents dedicate themselves to political causes, a young girl learns to face life's challenges on her own.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Koch Vision Entertainment 2007

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

Summary: Two French college students deal with a domineering cohort.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Strand Releasing 2007

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

Summary: A French regiment confronts the horrors of World War I as they journey from patriotism to disillusionment about the glory of battle; ex-convict Jean Valjean tries to rebuild his life to be a respectable citizen but police inspector Javert relentlessly hounds him and won't let him escape his past.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Criterion Collection 2007

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

Summary: Ever since he was a boy, Antoine has wanted to be the hairdresser's husband, and when he marries a beautiful coiffeuse, the salon becomes their idyllic paradise. But how long can a perfect love last?

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Severin 2009

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

Summary: Set in the 15th century, two strangers dressed as minstrels arrive at a castle in advance of court festivities, and it is revealed that they are actually emissaries of the devil himself, dispatched to spread heartbreak and suffering. Their plans, however, are thwarted by an unexpected intrusion: human love. Often interpreted as an allegory for the Nazi occupation of France, during which it was...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Criterion Collection 2012

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

Summary: Using a melange of strange and unrelated images, this surrealistic film about two lovers who mock convention and the society intent on preventing them from satisfying their desire is a statement by Buñuel on the nature of the bourgeoisie, the Church and the police. Banned in France within two weeks of its release.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Kino on Video 2004

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

Summary: L'Armee des Ombres is a stark and unvarnished story about Resistance fighters in Vichy France in 1942-43 when the French leadership allowed the Nazis to occupy the country. The members of this army are cold, hungry, desperate men and women, with false names and no addresses, who can be betrayed in an instant by a traitor or an accident. They know they will probably die. A meditation on the...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Criterion Collection 2007

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

Summary: An elderly Turkish Muslim grocer befriends a lonely teenage Jewish boy in a working class section of Paris.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Sony Pictures Classics 2004

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

Summary: Lagadere, a superb swordsman, vows to avenge the murder of his dashing friend, the Duke of Nevers. He is left to raise the Duke's daughter as his own and to restore her inheritance.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Koch Lorber 2004

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD MOVIE On Guard

Summary: An American tours Europe with his Parisian girlfriend and faces culture shock when he meets her family and former lovers.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment 2008

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

Honore, Christophe

Summary: Follows the lives of three friends living in Paris who begin a playful threesome until tragedy strikes.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Genius Entertainment 2008

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

Summary: A young boy discovers a stray balloon on the streets of Paris and the two become inseparable.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Criterion Collection 2008

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

Falardeau, Philippe

Summary: A Belgian inventor learns he was adopted and goes to Canada to learn more about his family, encountering a man with a similar situation along the way.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Facets Video 2008

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

Ruiz, Raul

Summary: An art collector guides an unseen interviewer around six paintings by Frédéric Tonnerre, a fictitious 19th century painter, in an attempt to solve the mystery of a missing seventh painting, the disappearance of which has provoked a major scandal.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Facets Video 2006

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

Summary: Alex Beck is a kindhearted pediatrician in Paris who goes out of his way to help the poor in the clinic where he works. Blissfully married to his childhood sweetheart Margot, she disappears (and he is left in a coma) while on vacation. On the eighth anniversary of her death, the police interrogate Alex after two bodies are unearthed near the site of her murder, along items that seem to connect...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Distributed in the U.S. by] Music Box Films 2009

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD MOVIE TEL

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

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Compact Audio Disc, Call number: DVD TELL RATED PG-13

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