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Summary: Edith Piaf was raised in a brothel, wrested from the only life she knew by her father so they could join the circus, Edith spent her teen years on the streets. She is finally "rescued" by a crime figure who gives her career a start, and, ultimately, her international success and final illness. She was always frail, sickly, malnourished, and wildly temperamental. She was often on drugs or...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: HBO Video 2007

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

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD VIE RATED PG-13

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: The owner of Montmartre's most notorious nightspot, the Café Le Bal Du Paradis, Simone Pistache spends a great deal of her time in court, thanks to the banning of that "lewd and lascivious" dance, the Can-Can. So when her nightlife-loving lawyer and boyfriend, François Durnais, refuses to settle down and marry her, Simone decides to play up to his rival in romance, Parisian judge Philipe...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment 2007

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1 available in Musicals DVDs, Call number: DVD MUSICALS CAN

Summary: In 1862 Paris, Emile Zola is barely scratching out a living writing muckraking articles about the poverty of the French people and the corruption of their leaders. Until "Nana," about the life of a prostitute, becomes a smash hit and turns Zola into a celebrity, champion of the people. As he churns out a string of similar books that make him quite rich, his old friend Paul Cezanne tells him "An...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2005

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Summary: The aim of these lectures is to make viewers feel welcome and comfortable in the company of paintings. By focusing on 65 masterpieces of Western painting, Professor William Kloss offers a vivid, visceral encounter with genius, shining light on the unique technical, stylistic, and expressive achievements of each painting. From the 14th century to the 20th, the images are examined for their...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Teaching Company 2010

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: DVD 709 WOR

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: Great DVD 759 World 2010

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