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Summary: Filmmaker Chuck Workman explores the lives, works and influence of four leading lights of the "Beat Generation" of the 1950s: Jack Kerouac, Allen Ginsberg, William Burroughs and Neal Cassady. Cutting back and forth between archival footage of his subjects and readings of selections from the authors' works, he creates a fast-paced collage of images that show how the Beats became the dominant...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Fox Lorber Films 2000

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

Summary: Set in postwar Japan, the film follows the last two decades in the life of Hyakken Uchida, a free spirited writer and teacher, highlighted by his relationship with his students who venerate him in his old age.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: WinStar TV & Video 2001

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

Summary: "From the origins of the 'scattering' of the Irish over the centuries, to the dreams of a mythical home nurtured by so many Irish migrants today, The Irish Empire is a lively exploration of the ups and downs of the Irish experience abroad -- as seen by themselves, and as they are perceived by others."--Container.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Kultur 2000

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1 available in E-TV DVDs, Call number: DVD E-TV IRI

Summary: Rebecca, a young translator, lives with her boyfriend ski instructor Marco in a mountain villa owned by her friend, nurse Laura. RenGe, local cinema projectionist, steals Marco's car and gets into a car crash with local farmer Theo, whose daughter is almost killed. RenGe suffers amnesia as a result of a crash and starts a relationship with Laura. Meanwhile Marco is looking for the man who...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Fox Lorber Films 2000

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

Summary: In a story inspired by the events surrounding the assassination of Indian Prime Minister Rajiv Ghandi, a suicide bomber examines her emotions and finds herself in a psychological divide as she contemplates her future.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Winstar TV & Video 2000

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

Summary: Set against one stunning landscape after another, this is the tale of a son, his dying mother, and the enormous loss that impends as their ultimate separation approaches.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Fox Lorber Films 2000

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

Summary: Leaving wife and child behind, Ferdinand takes off on a wild adventure with the babysitter Marianne. As they become entangled with murder and gangsters, mysterious events destroy their happiness and lead to an explosive finale.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Fox Lorber Home Video 1998

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

Summary: A young, successful author is haunted by a recurring dream of a woman obscured in darkness.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Winstar TV & Video 2000

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2 available in Foreign DVDs, Call number: DVD FOREIGN POL

Summary: Set in late nineteenth-century Shanghai and takes place in an elegant brothel. With its own highly ritualized codes of behavior, the lives of the "Flower girls" depend on their ability to win, and then keep, the affections of their wealthy callers.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Fox Lorber Films 2001

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

Summary: An autobiographical film based on the director's life beginning in 1942 during Hitler's struggle to wrest Egypt, especially the city Alexandria, from the British Army. Yehia, an aspiring actor, and his friends experience the impact of war. Yehia studies cinema in Alexandria, stages his first makeshift productions, and finally reaches the conclusion that his future lies in America.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2000

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

Summary: Romantic comedy which follows the life of Angèle, a forty-something woman who makes her living at a Parisian spa and whose life has been a series of hedonistic and reckless one-night stands.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Fox Lorber Films 2001

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

Summary: Looks at the life of Ramblin' Jack Elliott who traveled and sang with Woody Guthrie and became a mentor to Bob Dylan. Documented by his daughter Aiyana, this film, shot over a period of two years, contains performances, interviews and archival material including home movies from the Guthrie family's private collection.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Fox Lorber CentreStage 2001

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1 available in Music DVDs, Call number: DVD MUSIC Bal

Summary: A witty and erotic look at the theme of resisting sexual temptations. Two older men spend their holidays in a house near St. Tropez with a beautiful young girl who collects men the way some people collect art. Both men try to resist being added to her collection, however, soon fall victim to her charm--Container.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Fox Lorber Films 1999

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

Summary: Before World War I in Paris, a girl alternates between a French student, Jim, and a German student, Jules. After the war, they meet again and form a constantly shifting triangle.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: WinStar TV & Video 1999

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