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Summary: Sidelined at film festivals and ignored by most moviegoers, short films are often slighted as little more than the training wheels of the film industry. Yet mastering the form demands technical and narrative skills most feature directors lack, and for audiences exhausted by today s bloated extravaganzas, The World According to Shorts is an eclectic palate cleanser.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: The World According to Shorts, Inc. 2008

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

Summary: It's Mystery Science Theater 3000, America's only show that makes fun of really bad B-movies from the comfort of a spaceship floating above Earth.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Shout! Factory 2016

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1 available in Television Series DVDs, Call number: DVD TV MYS

Summary: Charles and Ray Eames are American designers of the 20th century, best known for their groundbreaking contributions to architecture, furniture design, industrial design and manufacturing, and the photographic arts. They were also prolific filmmakers. The legacy of the husband and wife team includes more than 100 short films that reflect the breadth and depth of interests and the integrity of...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Image Entertainment 2005

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

Summary: "A unique and wonderful collection of 54 rare and restored short films from the inflammable years of cinema. Movies were once made on nitrate film stock, which has a chemical composition similar to gunpowder and is highly vulnerable to fire and decay.This remarkable seven-hour anthology, organized in eight thematic groups over three DVDs, presents amazing treasures from the vaults of Lobster...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Flicker Alley 2008

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

Summary: Features animated shorts by Russian animator Yuri Norstein, including his first film, 25th : the first day, about the first day of the October Revolution, which combines poetry by Mayakovsky and music by Shostakovich with images and motifs inspired by the art of a number of Russia's leading avant-garde and post-revolutionary artists. Includes Battle of Kerjenets, which is based on a legendary...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Films by Jove 2005

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

Contents: Biggest little star of the 30's -- War babies -- Kid in Africa -- Dora's dunking doughnuts -- Merrily yours -- Glad rags to riches -- Polly Tix in Washington -- Kiddin' Hollywood -- "Little princess" movie trailer.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Front Row Entertainment 2002

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1 available in Family DVDs, Call number: DVD FAMILY SHI

Summary: As animators, puppeteers, designers, writers, or directors, Philadelphia natives and identical twins Stephen and Timothy Quay are renowned for artisanal methods and unusual sources of inspiration. Described as 'Kafkaesque' or 'post-apocalyptically Bruegelian' their films are inspired by twentieth-century European visual and literary culture, especially the surrealist and expressionist...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Kino International Corp. 2000

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

Summary: Frosty the snowman: When Frosty comes to life, he must weather a storm of adventures and the plans of an evil magician before he can find safety and happiness at the North Pole.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Golden Books Family Entertainment 2001

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3 available in Juvenile Holidays, Call number: DVD JUV FRO

Summary: Over 160 films survey the hitherto unknown accomplishments of pioneer filmmakers working in the United States and abroad during the formative period of American film. The series postulates an innovative and often controversial view of experimental cinema as a product of avant-garde artists, of Hollywood directors, and of amateur movie-makers working collectively and as individuals at all levels...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Anthology Film Archives 2005

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1 available in Avant-Garde DVDs, Call number: DVD AVANT-GARDE UNS

Summary: In Utopia, Stan and Oliver travel to London so that Stan can claim an inheritance; "Mud & sand" is a slapstick parody of a Rudolph Valentino film of the same name; "Stan Laurel home movies" is a collection of footage shot during a tour; In The hobo, Oliver tries to keep his sweetheart; "West of Hot Dog" is a western parody; In Oranges and lemons, Stan works in an orange grove; In Should sailors...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Brentwood 2004

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

Summary: A partially animated, surreal comedy without dialog, about six individuals and their sexual fantasies and fetishes which usually involve bizarre, homemade autoerotic contraptions.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Kino on Video 1999

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

Summary: "Tillie's punctured romance" and "The immigrant"

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Vintage Home Entertainment 2004

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1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD Movie Charlie 2004

Summary: "It's 1988, and Melo, an Uruguayan town on the Brazilian border, awaits the visit of Pope John Paul II. 50,000 people are expected to attend, and the most humble locals believe that selling food and drink to the multitude will just about make them rich. Petty smuggler Beto thinks he has the best idea of all--he decides he will build a WC in front of his house and charge for its use. His efforts...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Film Movement 2008

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

Summary: Shot on location, Fires of Kuwait takes viewers to the very center of the terrible Gulf War legacy. Firefighters from 10 countries answered Kuwait's cry for help. Supported by more than 10,000 people from 40 nations they battled and won

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Warner Home Video 2001

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1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD E-TV 956.704 Fires 2001

Summary: A master filmmaker and comic genius rolled into one, Charlie Chaplin set a standard for comedy that has inspired artists for over 70 years. This set is an example of Chaplin and his trademark "Little Tramp" at their best.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Madacy Entertainment Group 1998

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

Summary: Join the Sesame Street characters with pop stars the Oinker Sisters as they sing and dance to such tunes as "A new way to walk," "The batty dance," and "The birdland jump."

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2003

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1 available in Juvenile Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD JUV SES

Summary: Everyone in town loves Edwina the dinosaur except one little boy who is determined to prove to everyone, including Edwina, that dinosaurs are extinct.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Weston Woods Studios 2012

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1 available in Juvenile Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD JUV EDW

Summary: A thousand words: Tells the personal story of a quiet Vietnam War veteran and his children's attempts to understand him.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Docurama 2005

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

Summary: Spanky, Buckwheat, Alfalfa, Stymie, Darla and the rest of the Little Rascals are back.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Family Home Entertainment/Artisan Home Entertainment [distributor] 2000

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1 available in Family DVDs, Call number: DVD FAMILY LIT

Lanier, Troy

Summary: A guide to filmmaking for teens that covers picking a subject, writing a script, production, schedules, expenses, directing, equipment, lighting, sound, editing, and distribution, and provides tips on techniques.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Michael Wiese Productions 2010

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Young Adult Collection, Call number: Y 791.43 LAN

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1 available in Young Adult Collection, Call number: YA 791.43 Lanier 2010

Contents: The Star Boarder (16 min.) -- Twenty minutes of love (20 min.) -- Caught in a cabaret (33 min.) -- A busy day (6 min.) -- The Fatal mallet (18 min.) -- The Knockout (27 min.) -- Mabel's married life (17 min.) -- Laughing gas (16 min.)

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Dollar DVD 2004

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1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD Movie Charlie 2004 V2

Summary: Features an imaginative array of characters in an amazing collection of clay animation shorts.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Image Entertainment 2000

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1 available in Family DVDs, Call number: DVD FAMILY CRE

Summary: A comic adaptation of an American "Jack" tale about a clever hero wins his true love by using his head.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Davenport Films 1984

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Summary: Patterns, Patterns 2, Patterns 3: "A woman waits by the phone. A man watches a teacup spin. Are they lovers? Yes, they are. Now let's watch them sing and dance. A gorgeously styled, fabulously poppy triptych, The Patterns Trilogy is a singular epic musical-thriller/anti-romance." -- container.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Kimstem 2010

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