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Summary: Set primarily in two hospitals, the film tells two similar stories from two different periods, mirroring their respective eras' mores. At a small-town hospital, Toa is courting charming Dr. Tei. Director Apichatpong Weerasethakul tells the story of his parents who were both doctors, and his memories about growing up in the hospital environment.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Strand Releasing Home Video [distributor] 2007

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

Summary: The story of a troubled relationship festering between two couples: young Alain Getty, a home automation engineer, and his wife, sweet Bénédicte ; and middle-aged André, Alain's boss, who is married to the mysterious Alice. Their encounter does not leave the young couple's harmony unscathed. The discovery of a mysterious rodent's corpse blocking the waste pipe of their kitchen sink does...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Strand Releasing Home Video 2006

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

Summary: A unique tale of a man embracing life's greatest mystery. Choosing to spend his final days surrounded by his loved ones in the countryside, Boonmee is visited by his dead wife as a ghost, and his lost son as a strange hairy beast with red glowing eyes. They've come to guide him to his final resting place, a cave where his first soul began. With a wry sense of humor and a humanist spirit, it's a...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Strand Releasing Home Video 2011

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

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Summary: Only Trudi knows that her husband Rudi is suffering from a terminal illness. She decides not to tell him and convinces him to visit their family in Berlin. When Trudi dies suddenly, Rudi vows to make up for her lost life and takes his last journey to Tokyo in the midst of the cherry blossom festival.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Strand Releasing Home Entertainment 2009

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Summary: Explores filmmaker Rithy Panh's quest to create the missing images during the period when the Khmer Rouge ruled over Cambodia between 1975 and 1979. The film uses wood figures, archival footage, and narration to recreate his firsthand experiences and those of his family and friends' suffering during the communist regime.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2014

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

Summary: Hermila takes her newborn son and returns to her village in northeastern Brazil. Realizing she has been abandoned by her husband, she is determined to raise enough money to escape her stifling home town. She raffles off her body as a way to raise money.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Strand Releasing 2008

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

Summary: Maggie, a middle-aged widow, who is desperate to raise money to pay for her grandson's medical bills, takes a hostess job in a sex club.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Strand Releasing Home Video 2008

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

Summary: Six characters are drawn together by circumstances - an old man and a prostitute forging a partnership, a young scholar reconciling his past, two young women falling in love, and a mother putting the shattered pieces of her life back together.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Strand Releasing 2008

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

Summary: A hard rain is about to fall on a small town in Southern China. In a desperate attempt to find money to save his fiancee's failed plastic surgery, Xiao Zhang, a mere driver, steals a bag containing one million dollars from his boss. News of the robbery spreads fast within the town and, over the course of one night, everyone starts looking for Xiao Zhang and his money.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Strand Releasing 2018

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

Summary: Jacques is an older writer from Paris. Arthur is a young student in Rennes. They instantly fall in love. But they'll have to face rejection and sickness to keep it that way.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2019

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

Summary: Todd is a hyper-articulate, obsessive compulsive gay twentysomething whose fear of dying alone leads him to a baffling conclusion: he might not be gay after all. When he meets Rory, a whip-smart struggling actress with her own set of insecurities, the two forge a relationship that's all talk and no sex.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2020

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2 available in Browsing Hot DVDs, Call number: HOT DVD

Summary: Joe Peterson is a burned-out children's book writer who's on the brink of a midlife crisis. With his career at a standstill and his relationship in shambles, he leaves town with his best friend to do the Polar Bear Plunge in the dead of winter in northern Wisconsin. On his quest for inspiration, Joe encounters three generations of a dysfunctional family that includes an obsessed law enforcement...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Strand Releasing 2010

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1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD Movie Feed 2010

Summary: Gifted Eyad, a Palestinian Israeli boy, is given the chance to go to a prestigious Jewish boarding school in Jerusalem. As he desperately tries to fit in with his Jewish schoolmates and within Israeli society, Eyad develops a friendship with another outsider, Jonathan, a boy suffereing from muscular dystrophy, and gradually becomes part of the home Jonathan shares with his mother, Edna. After...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2015

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

Summary: Terence Davies lifts viewers up into the world of fantasy and collective emotion as he presents popular and classical music, voices, radio clips, and a powerful poignant voiceover of his birthplace Liverpool. Includes themes such as Catholicism, homosexuality, violence, death, loss, the glory of cinema, outsiderness, and childhood.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Strand Releasing 2009

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

Summary: This deeply affecting film tells the inspiring story of Susan Tom, a single mother caring for 11 adopted special-needs children.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Docurama 2004

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

Summary: A screenwriter, revising the movie he is working on, finds that reality and fiction are blurring together when some of the characters in his film are showing up in real life.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment 2008

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1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD Movie Slipstream 2008

Summary: "Jeanne lives in a house in the suburbs with her mother Louise. The two women get on well together. Louise earns her living by looking after children. Jeanne is half-heartedly looking for a job. Louise harbors the hope of getting her daughter a job with Samuel Bleistein, a famous lawyer she knew in her youth. They are set on a collision course because of an incredible lie that Jeanne invents, a...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Strand Releasing 2010

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

Summary: For Anna Maria, a woman in her fifties, paradise lies with Jesus. She devotes her summer vacation to doing missionary work, so that Austria may be brought back to the path of virtue. On her daily pilgrimage through Vienna, she goes from door to door, carrying a foot-high statue of the Virgin Mary. When her husband, an Egyptian Muslim confined to a wheelchair, comes home after years of absence,...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2013

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

Summary: Anders will soon complete his drug rehabilitation in the countryside. As part of the program, he is allowed to go into the city for a job interview. But he takes advantage of the leave and stays in the city, drifting around, meeting people he hasn't seen in a long while. Anders is smart, handsome, and from a good family, but he is deeply haunted by all the opportunities he has wasted and all...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Strand Releasing 2012

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

Summary: Spain, 1966: Antonio is a teacher and a Beatles fan, facets he combines by getting his pupils to recite the lyrics from Help in English class. When he learns that his idol John Lennon is making a film in Almeria, he resolves to meet him. On the journey he picks up two young runaways: Bethlehem, a pregnant girl fleeing a convent, and Juanjo, a boy escaping a dictatorial father.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2015

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

Summary: The third installment in Ulrich Seidl's Paradise trilogy tells the story of the overweight thirteen-year-old Melanie and her first love. Melanie spends her summer vacation at a strict diet camp for overweight teenagers. Between physical education and nutrition counseling, pillow fights, and her first cigarette, Melanie falls in love with the camp director, a doctor 40 years her senior. As the...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2013

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

Summary: Sixteen year-old Irish activist, Brendan Behan, confronts inner conflicts when imprisoned in England during World War II.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Strand Releasing Home Video 2002

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

Summary: On the morning of his thirty-seventh birthday Michael Brown receives a telephone call from his estranged brother Tobey, which sends the two off on a day-long odyssey across a wild and weird Los Angeles in search of Tobey's 'reason for living.' Behind the wheel of a beat up old BMW, fuelled by hilarious banter and a killer soundtrack, the brothers' search leads them through a bizarre, beautiful...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Strand Releasing Home Video 2010

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

Summary: A fresh take on the coming-of-age story, this surreal tale follows the artistically driven Oscar, hovering on the brink of adulthood. Struggling to find his place in the world after a rough childhood and haunted by images of a tragic incident, Oscar dreams of escaping his small town. After he meets a mysterious and attractive new co-worker, Oscar follows the guidance of his pet hamster Buffy...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2016

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

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