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Summary: While Batya, a struggling waitress, cares for a mysterious child that appeared to her out of the sea. Newlywed Keren nurses a broken leg and a ruined honeymoon. Filipino migrant worker Joy tries to support her son back home. A reflection on making connections and confronting destiny in a deconstructed urban landscape.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Zeitgeist Films 2008

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

Summary: Orna is the mother of three children whose husband is struggling to open a restaurant. To help support her family, Orna lands a job with a former army superior who is now a successful real estate developer. While Orna tries to balance work and her home life, she experiences escalating sexual harassment from her boss. A pattern of predatory behavior ultimately brings her career and marital...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2019

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

Summary: What do the most ravishingly beautiful actress of the 1930s and '40s and the inventor whose concepts were the basis of cell phone and Bluetooth technology have in common? They are both Hedy Lamarr, the glamour icon whose ravishing visage was the inspiration for Snow White and Cat Woman and a technological trailblazer who perfected a radio system to throw Nazi torpedoes off course during WWII.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Kino Lorber 2018

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD BOM

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1 available in Documentary DVDs, Call number: DVD DOC BOM
1 available in TC Film Fest DVDs, Call number: DVD TCFF BOM

Summary: The first feature-length appreciation of Eva Hesse's life and work, makes superb use of the artist's voluminous journals, her correspondence with close friend and mentor Sol LeWitt, and archival interviews with fellow artists who recall her passionate, ambitious, tenacious personality.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Zeitgeist Films 2017

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

Summary: A half-century after its release, Midnight Cowboy remains one of the most original and groundbreaking movies of the modern era. With beguiling performances from Jon Voight and Dustin Hoffman as two loners who join forces out of desperation, blacklist survivor Waldo Salt's brilliant screenplay, and John Schlesinger's fearless direction, the 1969 film became the only X-rated film to ever win the...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2023

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

Summary: Hired for his intimate documentary style, Doug Block supports himself by shooting weddings. He found himself emotionally bonding with his wedding couples on their big day, only to send off their videos and never see them again. Many years and 112 weddings later, having long wondered what's become of their marraiges, Block begins to track down some of his favorite couples. Juxtaposing rapturous...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2015

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

Summary: "An astonishingly candid view of a once-secret nation with rare archival footage, insightful historical commentary and stunning eyewitness accounts from citizens who struggled through China's most decisive century"--Container.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Zeitgeist Films 2007

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

Summary: Darwin meets Hitchcock in this true-crime tale of paradise found and lost. A extraordinary documentary portrait of a 1930s murder mystery as strange and alluring as the famous archipelago itself. Fleeing conventional society, a Berlin doctor and his mistress start a new life on uninhabited Floreana Island. But after the international press sensationalizes the exploits of the island's 'Adam and...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2014

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

Summary: On October 13, 1972, a young rugby team from Montevideo, Uruguay, boarded a plane for a match in Chile, then vanished into thin air. Sixteen of the 45 passenger resurfaced, 72 days after their plane crashed. Thirty-five years later, the survivors returned to tell their story in their own words.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Zeitgeist Films 2009

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

Summary: Chronicles the lives and careers of Harold Michelson, a storyboard artist and production designer, and his wife Lillian, a film researcher, who eloped to Hollywood in 1947 and worked for six decades, their combined filmography totaling hundreds of movies for which their contributions went mostly uncredited.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Kino Lorber 2017

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

Summary: The story of Billy, an articulate but isolated fifteen-year-old boy trying to figure out life and death, love, and rock and roll. Billy wanders through a small town in Maine, trying to traverse the frustrating gap between imagination and reality.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Zeitgeist Video 2007

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

Summary: "Winner of top prizes at the Venice and Mumbai film festivals, Chaitanya Tamhane's Court is a quietly devastating, absurdist portrait of injustice, caste prejudice, and venal politics in contemporary India. An elderly folk singer and grassroots organizer, dubbed the 'people's poet,' is arrested on a trumped-up charge of inciting a sewage worker to commit suicide. His trial is a ridiculous and...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2018

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

Summary: The fall of 2021 marked the 50th anniversary of Fiddler on the Roof, the film Pauline Kael (The New Yorker) called 'the most powerful movie musical ever made.' Narrated by Jeff Goldblum, it captures the humor and drama of director Norman Jewison's quest to recreate the lost world of Jewish life in Tsarist Russia and re-envision the beloved stage hit as a wide-screen epic. Oscarʼ- nominated...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2022

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

Summary: A meditation on the relationships between animals and people through the seasons at a Quebec safari park. This work about the act of looking slyly blurs the line between observers and observed. Despite lack of a traditional narrative, there is dramatic tension in each exquisitely framed shot: a cage door under attack from a growling lion; the scurrying striped legs of zebras in a pen; the long...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: KIMSTIM, Inc. 2013

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

Summary: Dondup, a young government official who dreams of escaping his rural village for America, misses his bus to the city and is forced to hitchhike with an elderly apple seller, a young monk, and an elderly man and his beautiful daughter. Along the way, the monk tells the story of another young man that mirrors Dondup's ambitions.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Zeitgeist Films 2005

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

Summary: Pamela B. Green's energetic film about the pioneer filmmaker is both a tribute and a detective story, tracing the circumstances by which this extraordinary artist faded from memory and the path toward her reclamation.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2019

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

Summary: The film unfolds with documentary-like precision as it details the human impact of drug cartels in Northern Mexico. Cielo learns her daughter Laura has been kidnapped when a baby-faced teenager orders her to pay 150,000 pesos if she wants to see Laura again. With no police support, Cielo embarks on her own investigation, peeling back layers of Mexico's societal corruption in an increasingly...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2023

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

Summary: Sundance's triple award-winning film is a searing drama based on the true story of Fahrije, who, like many of the other women in her patriarchal village, has lived with fading hope and burgeoning grief since her husband went missing during the war in Kosovo. To provide for her struggling family, she pulls the other widows in her community together to launch a business selling a local food...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2022

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

Summary: Dramatizes the life of Congolese revolutionary, Patrice Lumumba, who lead his country to independence from Belgium in 1960. He served, for less than a year, as the first elected prime minister until he was brutally assassinated.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Zeitgeist Films 2002

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

Summary: A month after receiving a fatal diagnosis in January 2015, Oliver Sacks sat down for a series of filmed interviews in his apartment in New York City. For eighty hours, surrounded by family, friends, and notebooks from six decades of thinking and writing about the brain, he talked about his life and work, his abiding sense of wonder at the natural world, and the place of human beings within it....

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2021

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

Summary: Filmmaker Hali Lee thought her own prom was a real let down, yet she continued to be fascinated by the endurance of this quintessentially American coming-of-age ritual. To discover why, she returns to her hometown of Kansas City.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Zeitgeist Films 2005

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

Summary: The Grande Chartreuse, considered one of the world's most ascetic monasteries is based in the French Alps. In 1984, German filmmaker Philip Gröning wrote to the Carthusian order for permission to make a documentary about them. They said they would get back with him. Sixteen years later, they were ready. Gröning, sans crew or artificial lighting, lived in the monks' quarters for six months -...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Zeitgeist Films 2007

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

Summary: Hilma af Klint was an abstract artist before the term existed, a visionary, trailblazing figure who, inspired by spiritualism, modern science, and the riches of the natural world around her, began in 1906 to reel out a series of huge, colorful, sensual, strange works without precedent in painting. The subject of a recent smash retrospective at the Guggenheim Museum, af Klint was for years an...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2020

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2 available in Documentary DVDs, Call number: DVD DOC BEY

Summary: A well-to-do Bucharest architect is determined to keep her deadbeat son out of jail after a deadly car crash. How far will she go to convince the police, eyewitnesses, and even the victim's family that her son was not recklessly speeding? A spellbinding drama of social commentary and psychological realism, this caustic look into the corrupt heart of the Eastern European bourgeoisie twists into...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2014

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

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