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Summary: "All-American athlete, scholar, renowned baritone, stage actor, and social activist, Paul Robeson ... the son of an escaped slave, managed to become a top-billed movie star during the time of Jim Crow America ... his film legacy lives on and continues to speak eloquently of the long and difficult journey of a courageous and outspoken African-American."--Container.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2007

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Summary: Silent film reenactment detailing the events leading up to the Russian Revolution. The film was commissioned to Sergei Eisenstein to celebrate the tenth anniversary of the Russian Revolution. Eisenstein chose to capture the spirit of the era by focusing on one place at one point in time: Petrograd between February and October 1917, and using a political perspective. The original version was...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Corinth Films 1998

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

Summary: Having defined the espionage genre with Dr. Mabuse, the Gambler, Fritz Lang returned to the genre with this surprisingly fast-paced and remarkably grim thriller. Rudolf Klein-Rogge starts as Haghi, the head of an elaborate criminal empire, and Willy Fritsch is the undercover agent assigned to topple the diabolical king from his throne. Filled with the sexual intrigue and high-tech gadgetry that...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2016

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1 available in Thriller DVDs, Call number: DVD THRILLER SPI

Summary: In 2026, the rich rule over the poor, who live underground. One man tries to bridge the gap between the two classes. In July 2008 a complete copy of the film was discovered with an additional 25 minutes of lost footage that had not been seen since the film's premiere in 1927. After years of restoration the sci-fi epic was re-released in theaters in 2010 as The Complete Metropolis.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2010

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Summary: After the death of his grandfather, Vasil wishes the neighboring farmers to share the use of a tractor purchased by the village council. Struggling against superstition, rich landowners and nature itself, he becomes the victim of a tragic murder.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Image Entertainment 2001

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

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Summary: Among the most fascinating chapters of film history is that of the so-called "race films" that flourished in the 1920s -'40s. Unlike the "black cast" films produced within the Hollywood studio system, these films not only starred African Americans but were funded, written, produced, edited, distributed, and often exhibited by people of color. Entrepreneurial filmmakers built an industry apart...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2016

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1 available in Documentary DVDs, Call number: DVD DOC PIO
1 available in Sight & Sound Print Material, Call number: SSC DVD DOC PIO

Summary: The comic genius of silent star Harold Lloyd is eternal. He plays a small-town bumpkin trying to make it in the big city, who finds employment as a lowly department-store clerk. He comes up with a wild publicity stunt to draw attention to the store, resulting in an incredible feat of derring-do on his part that gets him started on the climb to success.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Criterion Collection 2013

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1 available in Comedy DVDs, Call number: BLU-RAY COMEDY SAF

Summary: "This meditation on cinema's past from Decasia director Bill Morrison pieces together the bizarre true history of a long-lost collection of 533 nitrate film prints from the early 1900s. Located just south of the Arctic Circle, Dawson City was settled in 1896 and became the center of the Canadian Gold Rush that brough 100,000 prospectors to the area. It was also the final stop for a distribution...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Kino Lorber 2017

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

Summary: "This haunting silent thriller tells the tale of a mysterious young man (matinee idol Ivor Novello) who takes up residence at a London boardinghouse just as a killer known as the Avenger descends upon the city, preying on blonde women. The film is animated by the palpable energy of a young stylist at play, decisively establishing the director's formal and thematic obsessions."--Container.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2017

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1 available in Crime / Mystery DVDs, Call number: BLU-RAY CRIME/MYSTERY LOD

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Contents: vol. 1. Jamaica Inn ; Young and innocent ; The skin game ; The sorcerer's apprentice ; Bonus features. Favorite Hitchcock posters -- vol. 2. The manxman ; Juno and the paycock ; Champagne ; Hitchcock presents: The cheney vase ; Bonus features. Hitchcock radio: "Mr. and Mrs. Smith" -- vol. 3. The farmer's wife ; Easy virtue ; The ring ; Bonus features. Hitchcock trailers -- vol. 4. Blackmail ;...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2007

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Summary: A housewife who, with the help of a wily nanny, turns the tables on her tyrannical husband.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2014

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Summary: Most commonly known as the principle screenwriter for director William Desmond Taylor, Julia Crawford Ivers was a filmmaker of diverse talents, working as director, scenarist, production supervisor, and editor at Paramount. This collection includes The Intrigue, directed by Frank Lloyd, screenplay by Ivers. The Majesty of the Law (reel 4 only), and A Son of Erin written and directed by Julia...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2020

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

Nesbet, Anne

Summary: It's 1914, and twelve-year old Darleen Darling has the most exciting job in the world - she gets to dangle from cliffs and stop moving trains and soar through the sky in runaway balloons! Yes, that's right: Darleen is a hero and a star - in the make-believe world of the movies. But Darleen's fictional adventures collide with reality when a fake kidnapping intended as a publicity stunt becomes...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Candlewick Press 2020

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2 available in Juvenile Fiction, Call number: J FIC NES
1 available in Battle of the Books Display, Call number: J FIC NES

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JFIC NES

Summary: This story follows the life of Eliza and her protector Uncle Tom, who are caught in the brutality of slavery in the Southern States during the nineteenth century.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Kino International 1999

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

Summary: A man goes to considerable lengths to avoid being seen. Beckett's first venture into the film medium is a one-character production without dialogue, based on Berkeley's theory Esse est percipi, or "to be is to be perceived."

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2015

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

Summary: Two men on a park bench discuss the story of Cesare, a sleep-walking circus performer under the control of the murderous Dr. Caligari. But all, of course, is not quite as it seems.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2014

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1 available in Foreign DVDs, Call number: BLU-RAY FOREIGN CAB

Summary: "This four-disc set showcases more than fourteen hours of rarely-seen silent films about feminist protest, slapstick rebellion, and suggestive gender play. These women organize labor strikes, bake (and weaponize) inedible desserts, explode out of chimneys, electrocute the police force, and assume a range of identities that gleefully dismantle traditional gender norms and sexual constraints. The...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2022

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

Summary: Keaton stars as youthful dreamer Willie McKay, who travels westward on a rickety locomotive to claim his birthright, only to find that his inheritance is a rundown shack. On top of that, he learns that the object of his affection is the daughter of a man with whom his family has been engaged in a long, violent feud. McKay's personal struggles are punctuated by brilliant slapstick set pieces...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2019

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

Summary: It was the last silent feature to star Harold Lloyd, and one of his very best. The slapstick legend reprises his "Glasses Character" this time as a good-natured but scatterbrained New Yorker who can't keep a job. He finally finds his true calling when he becomes determined to help save the city's last horse-drawn trolley, which is operated by his sweetheart's crusty grandfather.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2015

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1 available in Action / Adventure DVDs, Call number: BLU-RAY ACTION/ADVENTURE SPE

Summary: Wyatt Earp is the sturdy lawman who sets about the task of shaping up the disorderly Arizona town of Tombstone, with the help of the boozy, tubercular gambler and gunman Doc Holliday. Though initially at cross-purposes, the pair ultimately team up to confront the violent Clanton gang.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2014

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1 available in Western DVDs, Call number: BLU-RAY WESTERN MY

Summary: The deluxe two-disc DVD set includes a new 2K restoration of Ghost Town (1935) an astonishing and haunting amateur documentary about post-cinema Fort Lee. Disc One also features five films made at Champion Studios, recovered thanks to the efforts of the Library of Congress and the Fort Lee Film Commission. Disc Two includes exciting NJ film rediscoveries, a slapstick comedy from director Mack...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Milestone Film & Video 2017

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

Summary: A poet imagines scenarios in a wax museum fairground that involve Jack the Ripper, Ivan the Terrible, and Haroun al-Raschid.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Kino on Video 2002

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1 available in Fantasy DVDs, Call number: DVD + BLU-RAY FANTASY WAX

Summary: Christ visits a king through the resurrected Count Ferdinand in order to convince the king to devote his life to peace.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2010

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

Summary: After years of relative obscurity, Alice Guy Blach is now being recognized for her role in the development of the cinematic arts. Beginning as a typist for the Gaumont Company, she volunteered to produce a series of novelty films. So successful were her films, and so efficient her methods, she eventually became the studio's head of production. During cinema's first decade, the multi-talented...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2020

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

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