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10 Things I Hate About You
1912: Breaking the Silence
21 Grams
DVD
97 min
1999
DVD 3279
A film inspired by the classic
Shakespeare play "The Taming of the
Shrew.", set in a modern day high
school. Starring Heath Ledger and
Julia Stiles.
DVD
2010
DVD 3746, ch. 1, 2, 3
Gloria Rolando’s documentary uses
images, quotes, and music to trace the
history of Afro-Cubans– their
beginnings, leaders, adaptation to the
environment and inclusion in the
Creole society, their thinkers, their
courage, and the discrimination and
marginalization that led to the
massacre of 1912, which became
known as Cuba’s "Race War."
DVD
125 min
2003
DVD 1598
Director Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu’s
first English language feature tells the
story of three lives intertwined and torn
apart by a car crash. With Sean Penn
as a college professor, Benecio Del
Toro as an ex-con, and Naomi Watts as
a young mother with a troubled past.
12 Angry Men
DVD
96 min
1957
DVD 2843, DVD 4604
A teenager accused of killing his father
is on trial, and 11 jurors are convinced
he is guilty. A vivid courtroom drama
with a powerful cast including Henry
Fonda, Lee J. Cobb, E.G. Marshall and
Martin Balsam.
12 O’Clock Boys
DVD
75 min
2013
DVD 4355
2013 documentary directed by Lotfy
Nathan about urban dirt-bike riders in
Baltimore, Maryland.
12 Years a Slave
DVD
134 min
2013
DVD 4503
Steve McQueen’s adaptation of
Solomon Northup’s 1853 memoir. In
1841, Solomon Northup (Chiwetel
Ejiofor), a free African American man
working as a skilled carpenter and
fiddle player, living with his wife and
two children in Saratoga Springs, New
York is kidnapped and sold into slavery.
With Michael Fassbender and Lupita
Nyong’o.
13 Most Beautiful
DVD
60 min
1964
DVD 2228
Film portraits selected by the Andy
Warhol Museum, from Warhol’s The
Thirteen Most Beautiful Girls and The
Thirteen Most Beautiful Boys, shifting
compilations projected in different
versions whenever they were screened.
Filmed between 1964 and 1966, these
Screen Tests include Factory regulars,
Warhol superstars, and random guests:
Paul America, Susan Bottomly, Ann
Buchanan, Freddy Herko, Jane Holzer,
Dennis Hopper, Billy Name, Nico, Lou
Reed, Richard Rheem, Edie Sedgwick,
Ingrid Superstar, and Mary Woronov.
With newly -commissioned soundtracks
by Dean Wareham and Britta Phillips.
Includes book with notes and minibiographies of the subjects. (b&w)
1421: The Year China
Discovered America?
DVD
120 min
2004
DVD 2708
Documentary that investigates the
possibility that a daring Chinese
admiral, leading the world’ largest
wooden armada, beat Columbus to
America by 71 years, using location
footage to explore the theories of best
selling author Gavin Menzies.
24 City
DVD
DVD 3288
1984
VHS
115 min
1984
V 349, DVD 4114
Adaptation of George Orwell’s novel,
filmed in and around London in 1984.
Features John Hurt and Richard
Burton. Music by the Eurythmics and
Dominic Muldowney.
2001: A Space Odyssey
DVD
148 min
1968
DVD 2018
Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space
Odyssey is a drama of man vs.
machine. Based on the novel by Arthur
C. Clarke and featuring the music of
Richard Strauss, the film visits man’s
prehistoric ape-ancestry, then leaps
into colonized space, and finally into
uncharted realms of consciousness. "A
great rapturous puzzle...a masterpiece
that can still leave you dizzy with
wonder...It is an extraordinary,
obsessive, beautiful work of art"
(Michael Wilmington, Chicago Tribune).
With Keir Dullea and Gary Lockwood.
2046
DVD
128 min
2004
DVD 1252
Science fiction writer Tony Leung
dreams of the past and the future in a
’60s Hong Kong hotel room. With
Zhang Ziyi and Faye Wong. In
Cantonese, with English subtitles.
20th Century American Art
VHS
26 min
1982
V 1931 in storage
Highlights from the permanent
collection of the Whitney Museum of
American Art.
20th Century Fox: the First 50
Years
DVD
129 min
1997
DVD 4050
Documentary tracing the history of the
20th Century Fox film studios, hosted
by James Coburn. Includes movie clips
from over 120 films, rare historical
footage and interviews with actors like
Roddy McDowall,Robert Wagner, Jane
Withers, and Alice Faye.
1
106 min
2008
24: Season One
DVD
600 min
2001
DV1002
All 24 episodes on 6-disc set. Counter
Terrorism Unit operative Bauer has 24
hours to stop an assassination plot on
a presidential candidate, plus deal with
lots of other problems! With Kiefer
Sutherland, Dennis Haysbert, and
Elisha Cuthbert.
24: Season Two
DVD
7 min
2002
DVD 662
Terrorists armed with nuclear warhead
plan to detonate it somewhere in
Southern California. Former agent
Bauer is called back into service. All 24
episodes in seven-disc set. With Keifer
Sutherland.
28 Days Later
DVD
113 min
2003
DVD 794
Danny Boyle’s reinterpretation of the
zombie film. Bonus features include
director and writer’s commentary, three
alternate endings, and behind-thescenes featurette,"Pure Rage: The
Making of 28 Days Later."
3:10 To Yuma
DVD
92 min
1957
DVD 2857
One of the great westerns of the 1950s,
with Van Heflin as a poor rancher who
takes the dangerous assignment of
guarding captured outlaw Glenn Ford
until he can be taken to trial. A tense
psychological duel ensues, with the
criminal trying to charm, bribe and
rationalize his way out of custody and
the farmer struggling to stay true to his
code of honor. Based on a short story
by Elmore Leonard. (b&w)
3 Americas
DVD
98 min
2007
DVD 2039
Emerson’s own Cristina Kotz-Cornejo’s
drama about a young girl, raised in
Boston, who is unexpectedly sent to
live with her grandmother in Buenos
Aires, Argentina.
3 Godfathers
DVD
106 min
1948
DVD 1177
Three fugitive bank robbers encounter
a dying woman in the desert, and
promise to care for her newborn child.
With John Wayne, Pedro Armendariz,
and Harry Carey Jr. Adapted from a
story by Peter B. Kyne, directed by
John Ford.
3 Idiots
DVD
171 min
2009
DVD 3725
Indian comedy about three college
engineering students and their run-ins
with the college president. With Aamir
Khan,Kareena Kapoor,R. Madhavan,
and Sharman Joshi.
3 Silent Classics by Josef Von
Sternberg
DVD
244 min
1928
DVD 3522
Underworld (1927); The Last
Command (1928); The Docks of New
York (1928) (b&w)
30 Minute Blue Eyed
VHS
34 min
1996
V 2444 in storage
This abridged version of "Elue Eyed"
offers viewers a chance to watch the
highlights of a workshop with diversity
trainer Jane Elliott. We join a group of
40 teachers, police, school
administrators and social workers in
Kansas City - blacks, Hispanics,
whites, women and men. The blueeyed members are subjected to
pseudo-scientific explanations of their
inferiority, culturally biased IQ tests and
blatant discrimination. (b&w)
30 Rock: Season 2
DVD
320 min
2008
Liz Lemon, head writer of the sketch
comedy show "TGS with Tracy Jordan",
must deal with an arrogant new boss
and a crazy new star, all while trying to
run a successful TV show without
losing her mind.
30 Rock. Season 4
DVD
491 min
2010
DVD 4450
The complete fourth season of the
Primetime Emmy Award, Golden
Globe, Peabody, and SAG Awardwinning show. TV writer Liz Lemon and
conservative GE executive Jack
Donaghy preside over the everyday
mayhem at a late-night variety show.
Pretending to help them are mercurial
stars Tracy Jordan and Jenna Maroney
as well as wide-eyed NBC page
Kenneth Parcell. Disc 1. Season 4 ;
Into the crevasse ; Stone mountain ;
Audition day ; The problem solvers ;
Sun tea ; Dealbreakers talk show
#0001 ; Secret Santa Disc 2. Klaus
and Greta ; Black light attack! ; Winter
madness ; Anna Howard Shaw Day ;
Future hustand ; Don Geiss, America,
and hope ; Floyd Disc 3. Lee Marvin
vs. Derek Jeter ; Khonani ; Argus ; The
moms ; Emmanuelle goes to Dinosaur
Land ; I do do.
30 Rock. Season 5
DVD
489 min
2011
DVD 4451
Complete fifth season of Tina Fey’s TV
comedy, featuring corporate executive
Jack Donaghy, TGS neurotic stars, a
hapless NBC page, and the rest of the
befuddled crew work to create the
’magic of television.’ Brought to you by
the folks at GE Kabletown, it’s a season
of video obituaries, cross-dressing love,
page showdowns, Canadian births, and
other strange events in 22 blerg-worthy
episodes. Contents:disc 1. The Fabian
strategy ; When it rains, it pours ; Let’s
stay together ; Live show ; Reaganing ;
Gentleman’s intermission ; Brooklyn
without limits ; College disc 2. Chain
reaction of mental anguish ; Christmas
attack zone ; Mrs. Donaghy ; Operation
righteous cowboy lightning ; ÆQuâe
Sorpresa! ; Double-edged sword ; It’s
never too late for now ; TGS hates
women disc 3. Queen of Jordan ; Plan
B ; I heart Connecticut ; 100th episode
pt. 1 ; 100th episode pt. 2 ; Everything
sunny all the time always ; Respawn.
30 Rock. Season 6
DVD
437 min
2012
DVD 4452
Complete sixth season of the NBC TV
series, about the lives of TGS writer Liz
Lemon,GE executive Jack Donaghy,
and the rest of the crew. Contents:Disc
1. Dance like nobody’s watching ;
Idiots are people two! ; Idiots are
people three ; Ballad of Kenneth
Parcell ; Today you are a man ; Hey,
baby, what’s wrong? ; Tuxedo begins ;
Leap day disc 2. Alexis goodlooking
and the case of the missing whiskey ;
Standards and practices ; St. Patrick’s
day ; Grandmentor ; Kidnapped by
danger ; Shower principle ; Nothing left
to lose ; Meet the woggels disc 3.
Murphy Brown lied to us ; Live from
Studio 6H ; Queen of Jordan 2: the
mystery of the phantom pooper ;
Return of Avery Jessup ; What will
happen to the gang next year?
30 Rock. Season 7. The Final
Season
DVD
280 min
2013
DVD 4453
Complete seventh and final season of
the award-winning comedy. As Jack
schemes to take control of KableTown
or sink the whole company trying, Liz
strives to balance her
uncharacteristically blissful personal
life with the constant chaos of her
career. disc 1. The beginning of the
end ; Governor Dunston ; Stride of
pride ; Unwindulax ; There’s no 1 in
America ; aunt Phatso vs. Jack
Donaghy ; Mazel Tov, dummies! ; My
whole life is thunder disc 2. Game over
; Florida ; A Goon’s deed in a weary
world ; Hogcock! ; Last lunch.
2
30 Rock Season One
DVD
2006
DVD 1996
Liz Lemon (Tina Fey), head writer of
the sketch comedy show "TGS", must
deal with an arrogant new boss (Alec
Baldwin) and a crazy new star (Tracy
Morgan), all while trying to run a
successful TV show without losing her
mind.
The 30-Second President
VHS
55 min
1988
V 940 in storage
Discusses the media and presidential
elections. Includes ads used by
Eisenhower, Kennedy, Lyndon
Johnson, Nixon and Reagan.
30 Second Spots: TV
Commercials for Artists
Umatic
14 min
1982
V 268
Video artist Joan Logue’s 30 second
"commercials" for musicians, dancers,
and performance artists, including
Laurie Anderson, John Cage, and
Spaulding Gray.
300
DVD
116 min
2007
DVD 1676
Film version of Frank Miller’s graphic
novel. Gerard Butler stars as King
Leonidas, defending the Greek citystates with 300 well-trained Spartans
against the massive invading hordes of
Xerxes (Rodrigo Santoro). Like Sin
City, 300 was shot against digital
backgrounds, allowing director Zack
Snyder [Dawn of the Dead (2004)] to
closely replicate Miller’s stylized,
copper-colored cels.
The 39 Steps
DVD
86 min
1935
DVD 4383
Hitchcock’s thriller starring Robert
Donat and Madeleine Carroll, Loosely
based on the 1915 adventure novel
The Thirty-Nine Steps by John Buchan.
(b&w)
4 by Agnes Varda
DVD
DVD 4108
Disc 1: Feature film La Pointé
Courté (1954) (80 min., b&w);
new video interview with director
Agnès Varda; excerpts from a
1964 episode of the French television
series Cinéastes de notre
temps, in which Varda discusses her
earlier career Disc 2: Feature film
Cléo de 5 à 7 =
Cléo from 5 to 7 (1961) (89
min., col. and b&w); Remembrances
(2005), a documentary on the making
of the film, featuring interviews with
Varda and actors Corinne Marchand
and Antoine Bourseiller; gallery of
paintings by Hans Baldung Grien,
whose work inspired the character of
Cléo; excerpt from a 1993
French television program featuring
Madonna and Varda talking about the
film; Cléo’s real path through
Paris (2005), a short film retracing, on
a motorcycle, Cléo’s steps
through Paris; Les fiancés du
Pont Macdonald (1961), a short film
directed by Varda, featuring some of
her new-wave colleagues, with Varda
explaining why the film was included in
Cléo from 5 to 7; L’opéra
Mouffe (1958), an early short by Varda,
with a score by Georges Delerue;
theatrical trailer Disc 3: Feature film Le
bonheur = Happiness (1964) (80 min.,
col.); The two women of ’Le bonheur’
(2006), a short piece featuring actors
Claire Drouot and Marie-France Boyer;
Thoughts on ’Le bonheur’ (2006), a
discussion between four intellectuals
about the concept of happiness and its
relation to the film; two short pieces by
Varda investigating people’s ideas of
happiness; Jean-Claude Drouot
returns, a featurette in which the actor
revisits the film’s setting forty years
later; segment from the 1964 television
program Démons et merveilles
du cinéma, featuring footage of
Varda shooting Le bonheur; interview
with Varda from 1998 about Le
bonheur; Du côté de la
côte (1958), a short film by
Varda exploring the tourist destination
of the Côte d’Azur; theatrical
trailer Disc 4: Feature film Sans toit ni
loi = Vagabond (1985) (105 min., col.);
Remembrances (2003), a documentary
on the making of the film, including
interviews with Sandrine Bonnaire and
other cast members; The story of an
old lady (2003), a short piece in which
Varda visits actress Marthe Jarnais,
who plays the old aunt in the film; Music
and dolly shots (2003), a conversation
between Varda and composer Joanna
Bruzdowicz; a 1986 radio interview with
Varda and writer Nathalie Sarraute,
who inspired the film; theatrical trailer.
42nd Street
4 Little Girls
60 Minutes: Our Little Miss
DVD
89 min
1933
DVD 1247
An ailing Broadway director returns to
produce one final show, but his leading
lady is injured and must be replaced by
a novice. (b&w)
The 4400: The Complete First
Season
DVD
256 min
2004
DVD 1770
The complete first season of this
Francis Ford Coppola-produced
television drama follows a government
inquiry into the mysterious
disappearance of 4400 persons,
presumably at the hands of an alien
entity. Starring Joel Gretsch and
Jacqueline McKenzie.
DVD
88 min
2005
DVD 2036
Filmmaker Doug Block thought he
knew his parents well enough, but
when his mother died unexpectedly
and his father hastily married his
secretary, he is compelled to reexamine life at 51 Birch Street. The
result is a haunting, personal
documentary, and a meditation on the
mysteries underlying what children
think they know about their families.
52 Pick-up
VHS
111 min
1986
V 2345 (in storage)
Action-thriller based on Elmore
Leonard’s novel, starring Roy Scheider
and Ann-Margaret.
VHS
60 min
1997
V 2335 in storage
Originally aired: May 18, 1997. In light
of JonBenet Ramsay’s murder, Morley
Safer interviews former child beauty
contestants and their families.
4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days
60 Minutes: The Dirty War
DVD
113 min
2007
DVD 3457
Set in Communist Romania in the final
years of the Nicolae Ceauşescu
regime, director Cristian Mungiu tells
the story of two college roommates
who try to arrange an illegal abortion.
With Vlad Ivanov, Anamaria Marinca,
Alexandru Potocean, and Laura Vasiliu.
Romanian dialogue.
60 Minutes: The Ship Breakers
VHS
99 min
1959
V 262 (in storage)
Truffaut’s first feature, the partially
autobiographical story of a boy on his
own in an indifferent adult world.
(b&w)
VHS
15 min
2003
V 3193 in storage
Segment from CBS’s weekly news
magazine. Morley Safer reports on
advertising’s use of "stealth" marketing,
in which products are pitched in
inventive, but devious, ways.
The $64,000 Question
VHS
29 min
1982
V 156 in storage
Host Hal March quizzes a lawyer on
current events, Virgil Earp (nephew of
Wyatt Earp) on the Wild West, and
housewife Marilyn Southern of
Brooklyn on opera. Questions are by
Dr. Bergen Evans out of the locked
bank vault. Sponsored by Revlon
Cosmetics, the show features the
Revlon Isolation Booth. (b&w)
51 Birch Street
DVD
102 min
1997
DVD 3891
Spike Lee’s documentary about the
events of September 15, 1963, when
four young African American girls were
killed in the 16th Street Baptist Church
bombing in Birmingham, Alabama.
The 400 Blows: Les Quatre
Cents Coups
60 Minutes: Undercover
Marketing
VHS
20 min
2000
V 2443 in storage
Segment from CBS news program 60
Minutes, about Argentine grandmothers
trying to locate their grandchildren who
were kidnapped and adopted by military
families during Argentina’s Dirty War.
The 70s Dimension
DVD
100 min
2005
DVD 820
Contains 2 programs: "What the 70s
Really Looked Like", curated by Matt
McCormick and Morgan Currie, and
"70s Remix", curated by Craig Baldwin
and Noel Lawrence. Both use 16mm
commercials, PSAs, and TV ephemera
to comment on the images of the
1970s. "70s Remix" includes video
collage works by Matt McCormick (The
Vyrotonin Decision), Thad Povey ("Thy
Inward-Looking Eyes"), Tony Gault
("Not Too Much Remember"), Damon
Packard ("Toast ’ems"), People Like Us
("We Edit Life"), and Animal Charm,
(Mark Roth.")
75th Annual Academy Awards
Short Films
DVD
100 min
2003
DVD 1402, DVD 3249
Oscar nominated short films from the
2003 Academy Awards, including The
ChubbChubbs (USA, Best Animated
Short Film), and other animated
nominees: Rocks (Germany), Mr Head
(Japan), Mike’s New Car (USA), and
The Cathedral (Poland), as well as the
Best Live Action Short Film, This
Charming Man (Denmark), and
nominees I’ll Wait for the Next One
(France), Gridlock (Belgium), and Dog
(Australia.) Includes filmmaker Chris
Donahue giving information on how to
submit a short film to the Academy.
8 1/2
DVD
60 min
2006
DVD 1579
Working for barely a dollar a day with
little more than their hands, the ship
breakers of Bangladesh strip old ships
in one of the world’s most dangerous
jobs. Bob Simon reports. Michael
Gavshon is the producer.
3
DVD
138 min
1963
DVD 1123
Fellini’s portrait of a filmmaker who
checks into a health spa, overwhelmed
by personal and career problems.
Memories, troublesome producers, and
romantic entanglements get in the way
of his rehabilitation. With Marcello
Mastroianni, Claudia Cardinale, Anouk
Aimee. (b&w)
8 1/2
9 Songs
VHS
138 min
1963
V 2082 in storage
Fellini’s comic fantasy about a film
director who retreats into fantasy. With
Marcello Mastroianni, Claudia
Cardinale, Anouk Aimee. English
subtitles. (b&w)
DVD
64 min
2005
DVD 1459
Controversial and graphic drama about
a couple’s affair, recollected by the man
as he flies over Antarctica. With Kieran
O’Brien and Margot Stilley. Directed by
Michael Winterbotton.
9500 Liberty
8 Mile
DVD
DVD 3239
111 min
2003
84 Charlie Mopic
VHS
95 min
1989
V 1840 (in storage)
An army motion picture (MoPic)
cameraman follows a six man
reconnaissance team through the
Vietnamese jungle. Written and
directed by Vietnam veteran Patrick
Duncan.
89mm From Europe
DVD
12 min
1993
DVD 2781
Polish-French short documentary about
the Polish-Belarusian border in Brzesc.
9/23/69: Experiment with David
Atwood Nam June Paik. In
collaboration with David
Atwood, Fred Barzyk, and Olivia
Tapppan.
DVD
DVD 3440
80 min
1969
9-Man
DVD
89 min
2014
DVD 4405
Documents a unique streetball
tournament played by ChineseAmericans in the heart of Chinatowns
across the USA and Canada. "Once a
year, Labor Day weekend marks the
culmination of a summer’s worth of
early mornings, late nights and hours
of practice. It’s where for some, a local
playground is remembered as a
benchmark in history and for others, a
place that must be forgotten. It’s where
bitter rivals will battle by day only to
become better friends by night. And it’s
where one team will eventually find
glory and etch its place in the 80-year
history of the game. For many Chinese
American athletes, Labor Day is
dedicated to one thing and one thing
only: nine-man. 9-MAN follows the
history of the game, from the
discrimination that many Chinese
American immigrants faced in the
1930s to the physical and emotional
battles that take place on the courts.
Pivoting between the action on the
parking lots and the late-night parties,
the film captures the spirit of nine-man,
as the players not only battle for a
championship, but fight to preserve the
sport they love"–Kevin Lee, CAAMfest
website.
DVD
80 min
2011
DVD 3415
Racial tension and threats of violence
erupt when Prince William Country,
Virginia adopts a law requiring the
police to question people who appear
to be undocumented immigrants.
Supporters of the law ride a wave of
hysteria to an election victory. But many
reconsider when the local economy
feels the impact of a sudden exodus of
workers, consumers, and business
owners. Despite fears of reprisal, a
group of concerned citizens launches a
"virtual resistance" using social media,
setting up a final showdown with the
law’s ferocious advocates.
The Eye of the Day
DVD
94 min
2001
DVD 1887
The first of Leonard Retel Helmrich’s
two films documenting the lives of one
working-class family in Jakarta,
Indonesia, headed by the matriarch
Rumidjah. Helmrich calls his camera
method, which uses long takes made
possible by improvised apparatus,
"single-shot cinema."
ABC News: A Backpack Full of
Bricks
DVD
60 min
2004
DVD 1861
Approximately 19 million American
adults are grappling with depression.
In this ABC News program, Ted Koppel
talks with guests who have
experienced the disease as well as
family members who have lived through
their loved ones’ agonies. The program
also pays tribute to the late actor
Spalding Gray, who had the courage to
go public with his condition, and
features clips from his performances in
which depression was the focus.
ABC News: Emotional IQ
DVD
60 min
1996
DVD 1860
Surprising new evidence shows the key
to success isn’t IQ. It is emotional
intelligence- how you handle anger,
how you relate to others, if you can wait
for rewards.
ABC News: Fair Fighting
DVD
60 min
2000
DVD 1863
Deborah Roberts speaks to an expert
about how couples can fight and still
have happy marriages. 20/20 brings
two couples to the Gottman Institute,
run by marriage guru Dr. John
Gottman. Dr. Gottman, a psychologist
and author of three books analyzes
their fights.
A Man Escaped
DVD
100 min
1956
DVD 1030
Based on the true story of a French
resistance fighter’s escape from a
Gestapo prison. With Francois
Leterrier, Charles LeClainche, and
Maurice Beerblock. (b&w)
A Nous la Liberte
DVD
83 min
1931
DVD 1685
A satirical comedy about a man who
escapes from prison and works his way
up from salesman to factory owner,
where he oversees a highly
mechanized operation as repressive as
the prison he left behind. (b&w)
Aamir
DVD
134 min
2008
DVD 3597
Thriller set in Mumbai. Rajeev
Khandelwal plays a London-based
doctor drawn into a bombing plot when
he visits his family.
Aaron Siskind
VHS
17 min
1981
DVD 3909
Portrait of photographer Aaron Siskind,
focusing on his break with traditional
documentary photography in the early
1940’s.
4
ABC News: OCD Clinic
DVD
60 min
2000
DVD 1862
Bill Ritter shares a look into the
terrifyingly anxious world of those
suffering from obsessive compulsive
disorder and reveals a treatment that
may help patients by exposing them to
their worst fears. Unique therapy
sessions that are based on behavioral
’exposure’ techniques.
Abel Raises Cain
DVD
82 min
2008
DVD 2617
Profile of genius media prankster Alan
Abel, produced by his daughter, Jenny
Abel. Using media savvy and
performance skills, Abel has been
creating fake news since 1959. His
pranks include the S.I.N.A. campaign
to clothe all naked animals for the sake
of decency ("a nude horse is a rude
horse."), and, in response to the media
uproar about Dr. Khevorkian, a
fictitious euthanasia cruise lineusing a
1-800 number and press releases,
promoting the cruise for people who
wanted to die in luxury. Extras include
audio commentary with the filmmakers
and Abel.
Abode of Illusion
Absolute Wilson
Accident
DVD
60 min
1993
DVD 3747
Documentary on the life and work of
Chang Dai-chien (1899-1983) the first
Chinese artist to be recognized
internationally, both for his original
works and his skills of emulating–and
forging–masterpieces of the past.
Filmmakers Carma Hinton and Richard
Gordon show how Chang Dai-chien’s
art - fake and genuine - illustrates
essential differences between Western
and Chinese approaches to art, and
how originality and tradition, and
abstraction and representation, are
interpreted and valued across cultures.
DVD
105 min
2006
DVD 3093
"ABSOLUTE WILSON chronicles the
epic life, times and creative genius of
Robert Wilson, intimately revealing for
the first time one of the most
controversial, rule-breaking and
downright mysterious artists of our era.
More than a biography, the film
becomes an exhilarating exploration of
the transformative power of creativity
itself - and the inspirational tale of a
boy who grew up as a troubled and
learning-disabled outsider in the
American South only to become a
fearless artist with a profoundly original
perspective to share with the world."
(www.absolutewilson.com)
VHS
100 min
1967
v 2420 (in storage)
Dirk Bogarde and Stanley Baker are
rivals for the affection of an Oxford
student. Screenplay by Harold Pinter.
The Abolitionists
DVD
180 min
2013
DVD 3834
American Experience production about
the anti-slavery activists who changed
the nation, focusing on the intertwined
stories of Frederick Douglass, William
Lloyd Garrison, Harriet Beecher Stowe,
John Brown and Angelina Grimké.
Narrated by Oliver Platt, and featuring
Richard Brooks, Neal Huff, Jeanine
Serralles,Kate Lyn Sheil, and T. Ryder
Smith.
About Schmidt
DVD
1:24 min
2003
DVD 2267
Warren Schmidt is forced to deal with
an ambiguous future as he enters
retirement. With Jack Nicholson, Hope
Davis, and Kathy Bates.
Abraham and Mary Lincoln: A
House Divided
DVD
6 min
2001
DVD 2266
TV mini-series on the marriage of
Abraham and Mary Lincoln from PBS.
Absolutely Fabulous: Fashion,
Fat, and France
VHS
87 min
1993
V 1653 in storage
Three episodes from the BBC comedy
series with Joanna Lumley and
Jennifer Sounders.
Absolutely Fabulous Season 1-3
DVD
540 min
1992
DVD 2301
Jennifer Saunders and Joanna Lumley
made this irreverent BBC comedy
series a smash hit with their scathingly
funny characterizations of Edina
Monsoon and her best friend Patsy, two
bored, wealthy, and often very drunk
London women who carry excess to
new levels of absurdity. Includes all 18
episodes from the first three seasons
and a 30-minute behind-the-scenes
look at the show, How to Be Absolutely
Fabulous, which features priceless
outtakes.
The Abyss
DVD
171 min
1993
DVD 332
Underwater action adventure written
and directed by James Cameron.
Routine rescue leads to an otherwordly
encounter. With Ed Harris and Mary
Elizabeth Mastrantonio.
Absence of Malice
VHS
116 min
1981
V 143 (in storage)
A businessman becomes the subject of
a criminal investigation when a story
about him is purposely "leaked" to an
investigative reporter.
Absence of Malice: Fact or
Fiction?
VHS
30 min
1982
V 615
Hodding Carter leads a panel
discussion on the movie "Absence of
malice" with emphasis on the news
business and journalistic ethics.
Accatone
DVD
116 min
1961
DVD 2261
Pier Paolo Pasolini’s first film, the story
of life in the Roman slums, focusing on
a pimp whose life is disrupted when the
prostitute who supported him is
arrested. (b&w)
Access for All: Integrating Deaf,
Hard of Hearing, and Hearing
Preschoolers
VHS
1992
V 1124 in storage
This manual and videotape provide a
comprehensive introduction to
deafness, inclusion, and adaptation.
5
Accident
DVD
105 min
1967
DVD 2265
Director Joseph Losey and writer
Harold Pinter collaborated on this
adaptation of the novel by Nicholas
Mosley. With Dirk Bogarde, Stanley
Baker, and Jacqueline Sassard.
Accidentally Preserved: Rare/
Lost Silent Films From Vintage
16mm Prints
DVD
103 min
2013
DVD 3744
9 silent films in new digital transfers,
presented by silent film accompanist
and historian Ben Model with new
musical scores. Films include: Wallace
Lupino in The Last Laugh (1928), Jack
Duffy in Loose Change (1928), Monte
Collins in Wedding Slips (1928), Paul
Parrott in Shoot Straight (1923), Elgin
Watch Company: The House of
Wonders (1931), Clyde Cook in The
Misfit (1924), Cliff Bowes in Cheer Up
(1924), Koko the Clown in Mechanical
Doll (1922), and Billy Franey in The
Water Plug (1920).
Accidentally preserved. Volume
2
DVD
104 min
DVD 4886
Second in the series of rare/lost silent
film shorts, presented in new digital HD
transfers with new musical scores on
piano or theatre organ by Ben Model.
This collecton contains 9 more silent
film shorts, all new to DVD, and 2 of
which were considered lost. Films
include: "Why wild men go wild" (1920)
with Bobby Vernon. 12 min. "Charley
on the farm" (1919) Chaplin cartoon.
10 min. "Sherlock’s Home" (1924)with
Alberta Vaughn. 21 min. "The little
pest" (1927) with Neely Edwards. 10
min. "Papa’s Boy" (1927) with Lloyd
Hamilton. 16 min. "Helter Skelter"
(1929) with Big Boy. 8 min. "Cook,
Papa, Cook" (1928) with Henry
Murdock. 9 min. "How Jimmy Won the
Game"(1928)instructional safety film.
14 min. "Christmas Seals Film" (1925)
animated ad. 3 min. (b&w)
Accidentally preserved. Volume
3
DVD
105 min
DVD 4867
Third volume of the’Accidentally
Preserved,’ collection which offers very
rare silent comedies,along with
occasional cartoons or industrial shorts,
which survive today only because they
were made available, long ago, for
home use in the 16mm format. Films
include: "Wanted, a Nurse"/ with Mr. &
Mrs. Sidney Drew (1915, 12 min.)
"Service a la Bunk" / Bobby Ray (1915,
12 min.) "A Citrate Special" (192?, 10
min) "The Whirlwind" / Joe Rock (1922,
11 min.) "No Vacancies" / Jack Duffy
(1923, 20 min.) "Love’s Young Scream"
/ Anne Cornwall (1928, 14 min.) "Hot
Luck" / Big Boy (Malcolm Sebastian)
(1928, 16 min.) "Whose Baby?" /
Arthur Lake (1929, 11 min.) "Half a
Hero" / Billy Barty (1929/30, 8 min.).
With new musical scores by silent film
accompanist/historian Ben Model.
(b&w)
Accidentally Preserved. Volume
4
DVD
121 min
DVD 4868
Fourth in the series of rare silent films,
accompanied by new musical scores
by Ben Model. Films include:
"Nonsense" (1920), 20 min. Sid Smith,
Jimmie Adams. "The Ninety and Nine"
(1922), 22 min. Colleen Moore. "Meet
Father" (1924/5), 10 min. Bobbie Ray.
"The Wages of Tin" (1925), 10 min.
Glenn Tryon. "Tides of Passion"
(1925), 21 min. Mae Marsh. "A Man’s
Size Pet" (1926), 17 min. Ben Corbett.
"Walter’s Paying Policy" (1926), 22 min.
Walter Forde. "Morning, Judge" (1926),
9 min. Peggy Shaw. (b&w)
Ace in The Hole
DVD
111 min
1951
DVD 1868
This cynical Billy Wilder picture stars
Kirk Douglas as a bitter reporter who
exploits the "human interest story" of a
man trapped in a collapsed mine,
turning it into a media circus for his
own personal gain. (b&w)
An Acquired Taste
16MM
25 min
1981
F 88
Filmmaker Ralph Arlyck’s lifestyle
revolves around home, family, and his
creative work. But as he approaches
forty, he has the uneasy feeling that he
hasn’t really "made it."
Across 110th Street
DVD
1:41 min
1972
DV2264
Two New York City cops go after
amateur crooks who are trying to rip off
the Mafia and start a gang war.
Across the Hall
DVD
93 min
2009
DVD 4765
Neo-noir thriller starring Mike Vogel,
Donny Pino, and Brittany Murphy.
Across The Universe
Action and Violence
DVD
1:33 min
2007
DVD 2263
Musical based on The Beatles
songbook and set in the 60s England,
America, and Vietnam.
VHS
12 min
1981
V 671 in storage
Explains the differences between
fantasy action and real life action
shown on news and sports programs.
Shows how TV violence is staged and
explains why it is dangerous for
children to imitate such acts.
The Act of Killing
DVD
122 min
2012
DVD 4076
Documentary about the Indonesian
killings of 1965-66 directed by Joshua
Oppenheimer, and co-directed by
Christine Cynn and an anonymous
Indonesian. The film focuses on an
ostensibly anti-communist purge in
which more than 500,000 people were
killed. Invited by Oppenheimer, former
black market gangster Anwar Congo
and his friends recount and re-enact
their experiences and some of their
killings for the cameras, and make
dramatic scenes depicting their
memories and feelings about the
killings. The scenes are produced in
the style of their favorite film genres:
gangster, western, and musical.
Various aspects of Anwar and his
friends’ filmmaking process are shown,
but as they begin to dramatize Anwar’s
own nightmares, the fiction scenes
begin to take over the film’s form,
leading the film to become increasingly
surreal. Oppenheimer has called the
result "a documentary of the
imagination". Indonesian dialogue with
English subtitles.
Act/React
DVD
60 min
2008
DVD 2020
This DVD/Catalogue documents the
interactive installations in Act/React, at
the Milwaukee Art Museum, Oct. 4,
2008–Jan. 11, 2009. and provides an
overview of the work of featured artists
Janet Cardiff, Brian Knep, Liz Phillips,
Daniel Rozin, Scott Snibbe, and
Camille Utterback, and offers
commentary in the artists’ own voices.
Includes a concise history of interactive
art. Catalogue includes essays by
George Fifield and Judith Donath.
Acting in Film: An Actor’s Take
on Movie Making
VHS
60 min
1990
V 1035 in storage
Michael Caine offers practical and
philosophical advice, using scenes from
Alfie, Death Trap, and Educating Rita.
Across the Silence Barrier
Acting in Film: Michael Caine
Umatic
60 min
1977
V 1 DVD-R copy of Umatic tape
Examines methods used in teaching
communication skills to the deaf. With
excerpts from the National Theater for
the Deaf.
DVD
60 min
1996
DVD 2771
Michael Caine offers practical and
philosophical advice, using scenes from
Alfie, Death Trap, and Educating Rita.
6
Actors and the Camera: BBCTV Production Training Course
VHS
48 min
V 1912 in storage
Uses excerpts from Jean Anouilh’s
Ring Around the Moon to explain
techniques of directing actors in
relation to the camera.
The Ad and the Ego
DVD
57 min
1997
DVD 3855
Harold Boihem’s look at advertising
uses excerpts from thousands of
contemporary and classic television
commercials with insights by Stuart
Ewen, Jean Kilbourne, Sut JhalIy and
others.
The Ad and the Id: Sex, Death,
and Subliminal Advertising
DVD
28 min
1992
DVD 3856
Harold Boihem’s documentary on
subliminal advertising. Sex, Death, and
Subliminal Advertising
Adam’s Rib
DVD
101 min
1949
Domestic and professional tensions
mount when a husband and wife work
as opposing lawyers in a case involving
a woman who shot her husband.
(b&w)
Adaptation
DVD
114 min
2002
DVD 554
Director Spike Jonze and screenwriter
Charlie Kaufman team up to create a
multi-layered, self-reflective comedy
about the process of screenwriting.
Nicolas Cage plays two roles, the
neurotic screenwriter Charlie Kaufman,
and his twin brother, a would-be writer.
As Charlie struggles to write a film
adaptation of Susan Orlean’s book
"The Orchid Thief", he becomes
enmeshed in the lives of the author and
her subject. With Meryl Streep and
Chris Cooper.
The Addams Family
VHS
225 min
1964
V 2336 (in storage)
60’s TV show, based on the characters
of cartoonist Charles Addams, including
Morticia, Gomez, Uncle Fester . . .
creepy and kooky! With Carolyn Jones,
John Astin, and Jackie Coogan. (b&w)
Addiction
DVD
90 min
2007
DVD 1924
A documentary made up of nine
separate segments on the topic of drug
addiction.
Adult Children of Alcoholics
VHS
20 min
1988
V 858 (In storage)
Offers a framework for understanding
the serious problems encountered by
adult children of alcoholics, including a
strong genetic influence of alcoholism,
posttraumatic stress disorders, and
lack of socialization. Explains why
twelve-step programs and group
therapy are the treatments of choice for
adult children.
Adult Stuttering Therapy
VHS
339 min
1992
V 1062A-H in storage
A series of eight videotapes showing
Dr. Charles Van Riper working with an
adult stutterer. All the therapy was
done in seven sessions - one week
apart - a total of seven hours therapy.
The eighth tape covers a follow-up
session one year later. A: Introduction
and Diagnosis; B: Identification; C:
Desensitization; D: Modification and
Monitoring; E: Variation; F:
Cancellation; G: Stabilization; H:
Follow-up. (b&w)
Adventureland
DVD
DVD 2866
107 min
2009
The Adventures of Antoine
Doinel
DVD
412 min
DVD 953
5-DVD Criterion Collection edition of
the five Truffaut films that follow his
romantic anti-hero, Antoine Doinel:
The 400 Blows (1959, 99 min), Antoine
and Colette (1962, 30 min), Stolen
Kisses (1968, 91 min), Bed and Board
(1970, 97 min), and Love on the Run
(1979, 95 min). A bonus disc, Les
Salades de L’amour, collects materials
that give more insight into Doinel: Les
Mistons (1957, 18 min), Truffaut’s 1957
short, an interview with Claude de
Givray and Bernard Revon, co-writers,
and an interview from 1981 in which
Turffaut discusses Les Mistons and
The 400 Blows. (b&w)
The Adventures of Baron
Munchausen
DVD
127 min
1988
DVD 2437
The fantastic tale of a 17th century
aristocrat, his talented henchmen and
a little girl in their efforts to save a town
from defeat by the Turks. Being
swallowed by a giant sea-monster, a
trip to the moon, a dance with Venus
and an escape from the Grim Reaper
are only some of the improbable
adventures. Starring John Neville, Eric
Idle and Uma Thurman.
The Adventures of Kit Carson
VHS
60 min
V 2004 (In storage)
Two episodes from the TV western:
Thunder Over Inyo and Road to
Monterey. (b&w)
The Adventures of Oswald, The
Lucky Rabbit
DVD
234 min
1927
Cartoons starring Oswald, Walt
Disney’s animated character, preMickey: Disc One: The Shorts: 1927:
Trolley troubles; Oh teacher; The
Mechanical cow;Great guns! ;All wet ;
The Ocean hop. 1928:Rival Romeos;
Bright lights;Ozzie of the mounted; Oh
what a knight; Sky scrappers; The Fox
chase; Tall timber. Bonus material:
Oswald comes home; Audio
commentaries: The Ocean hop / by
Mark Kausler Oh, teacher / by Mark
Kausler Oh what a knight / by Leonard
Maltin & Mark Kausler Bright lights / by
Leonard Maltin & Jerry Beck Ozzie of
the mounted / by Jerry Beck The Fox
chase / by Jerry Beck Sagebrush
Sadie (fragment) Still frame galleries.
Disc Two: Bonus materal: The hand
behind the mouse: the Ub Iwerks story
The Work of Ub Iwerks Before Oswald:
Alice gets stung Alice in the wooly west
Alice’s balloon race. After Oswald:
Plane crazy Steamboat Willie Skeleton
dance.
The Adventures of Priscilla
Queen of the Desert
DVD
102 min
1994
DVD 831
Trio of drag show performers travel
across the Australian Outback in a
rickety bus named Priscilla. With
Terence Stamp and Guy Pearce.
The Adventures of Priscilla
Queen of the Desert
DVD
102 min
1994
DVD 248
Trio of drag show performers travel
across the Australian Outback in a
rickety bus named Priscilla. With
Terence Stamp and Guy Pearce.
The Adventures of Robin Hood
DVD
102 min
1938
DVD 2041
Michael Curtiz screen version of the
ancient Robin Hook legends, with Errol
Flynn as Robin Hood and Olivia de
Havilland as Maid Marion. Basil
Rathbone and Claude Rains are the
villains. DVD extras include
documentaries on the making of the
movie, and on the technicolor process.
Advertising Age: Best TV
Commercials of the Year
VHS
90 min
1984
V 134A-L in storage
Series of TV commercials selected by
the editors of Advertising Age, for the
years 1983 through 1991, as the best
of the year, in various categories,
including food and grocery, beer and
wine, and automotive. (Categories may
vary from year to year.)
7
Advertising and the End of the
World
VHS
47 min
1998
V 1660 (in storage)
Illustrated lecture by Sut Jhally of
University of Massachusetts on the
physical and material costs of
consumer society, and the role of
advertising in the social order.
Advertising: The Fastest Game
in Town
VHS
30 min
1985
V 1932 (In storage)
Focuses on key decisions that a
marketer must make to create effective
advertising. Profiles Chiat/Day agency.
Advise & Consent
DVD
138 min
1962
DVD 2436
Otto Preminger’s film version of the
Pulitzer Prize winning novel by Alan
Drury. Henry Fonda plays a
controversial nominee for Secretary of
State, who must be confirmed by a
Senate subcommittee. With Charles
Laughton, Don Murray, Peter Lawford,
Walter Pidgeon, and Gene Tierney.
(b&w)
Advise & Consent
VHS
139 min
1962
V 1820 (in storage)
Otto Preminger’s Washington drama
about a controversial nominee for
Secretary of State. With Henry Fonda,
Walter Pidgeon, Don Murray, and Gene
Tierney. (b&w)
Aelita, The Queen of Mars
DVD
111 min
1924
DVD239
Silent science fiction spectacle,
featuring futurist and cubist sets and
costumes, and a socialist allegory.
New piano score by Alexander Rannie,
based on vintage themes by Prokofiev.
(b&w)
Affliction
DVD
114 min
2003
DVD 2764
Paul Schrader’s drama of a legacy of
male violence and despair, based on
the novel by Russell Banks. Nick Nolte
stars as a small-town policeman, and
James Coburn plays his abusive father
in an Academy Award-winning
performance. With Willem Dafoe, Sissy
Spacek and Jim True in supporting
roles.
Affluenza
VHS
56 min
1997
V 3147 (in storage)
Examines consumerism and its impact
on families, communities, and the
environment. Hosted by NPR’s Scott
Simon.
Afghan Star
DVD
88 min
2009
DVD 2658
Documentary about four contestants
on a popular, American-Idol syle,
Afghani television show. After 30 years
of war and Taliban rule, competing in a
pop culture event is a risky enterprise.
Africa
DVD
540 min
2001
DVD 122 A,B,C,D
Eight-part National Geographic series
on Africa’s major regions, and the
people who live there. Includes 1.
Savanna Homecoming, 2. Desert
Odyssey; 3. Voices of the Forest; 4.
Mountains of Faith; 5. Love in the
Sahel; 6. Restless Waters; 7. Leopards
of Zanzibar; 8. Southern Treasures.
Africa: A Voyage of Discovery:
Pt. 1: Different But Equal. Pt.
2: Mastering a Continent
VHS
1984
V480a in storage
Gives a history of Africa from many
locations showing life as it is today plus
archive film and dramatized
reconstructions. Discusses early
civilizations that arose in Africa. Then
looks at three different communities to
examine ways African peoples have
adapted to often hostile environments.
(b&w)
Africa: A Voyage of Discovery:
Pt. 7: The Rise of Nationalism.
Pt. 8: The Legacy
VHS
114 min
1984
V 480D (in storage)
Gives a history of Africa from many
locations showing life as it is today plus
archive film and dramatized
reconstructions. Discusses the major
struggles for African independence and
looks at the post-colonial Africa of
today. Includes interviews with several
African statesmen. (b&w)
Africa First: Volume One
DVD
122 min
4 short films by independent
filmmakers of African nationality and
residence: "Pumzi" by Wanuri Kahiu
(22 min): A futuristic film set in Nairobi,
Kenya where the outdoors is extinct
and has been outlawed. "Saint Louis
Blues" by Dyana Gaye (48 min.): A
musical about a cross-country trip
through Senegal in a battered taxi, as
passengers sing their stories. "The
Tunnel" by Jenna Bass (25 min.): In a
small village in Zimbabwe terrorized by
soldiers just after independence, a little
girl creates a fantasy where her father
escapes to freedom through a tunnel.
"The Abyss Boys" by Jan-Hendrik
Beetge (26 min.): Two brothers who
are abalone poachers in a South
African fishing village try to survive
amidnst corruption and gang violence.
African American Lives
Africa: A Voyage of Discovery:
Pt. 3: Caravans of Gold. Pt. 4:
Kings and Cities
VHS
114 min
1984
V 480B (in storage)
Gives a history of Africa from many
locations showing life as it is today plus
archive film and dramatized
reconstructions. Traces the medieval
gold trade from Africa to India, China
and Italy. Then, to explore the ways in
which African kingdoms functioned,
Davidson visits Kano in Nigeria, where
a king still holds court in his 15th
century palace, and ancient rituals
continue to command the respect of
the people.
Africa: A Voyage of Discovery:
Pt.5: The Bible and the Gun. Pt.
6: This Magnificent African
Cake
VHS
114 min
1984
V 480C (in storage)
Gives a history of Africa from many
locations showing life as it is today plus
archival film and dramatized
reconstructions. Looks at the
succession of Europeans who came to
Africa: explorers, missionaries, empirebuilders. The 1880’s then saw a 30-year
"scramble for Africa" when nearly the
entire continent became subject to
European colonial rule. (b&w)
DVD
240 min
2006
DVD 1850
African American Lives is a PBS
television miniseries hosted by Henry
Louis Gates, Jr. focusing on African
American genealogical research. It
aired in February 2006, and included
research into the ancestral lineages of
nine prominent African Americans:
Gates, Whoopi Goldberg, Quincy
Jones, Sara Lawrence-Lightfoot, Ben
Carson, Oprah Winfrey, Mae Jemison,
Chris Tucker and T. D. Jakes.
African American Lives 2
DVD
240 min
2008
DVD 1891
Henry Louis Gates, Jr. hosts second
part of the series, which guides notable
African Americans as they search for
their ancestry, using genealogical
investigations and DNA analysis.
Participants include Maya Angelou,
Bliss Broyard, Don Cheadle, Morgan
Freeman, Peter Gomes, Kathleen
Henderson, Linda Johnson Rice, Tom
Joyner, Jackie Joyner-Kersee, Chris
Rock, and Tina Turner.
The African Queen
DVD
105 min
1951
DVD 2653
Classic film starring Katherine Hepburn
and Humphrey Bogart. A missionary
and a river rat join forces in Africa to
attack a World War II German gunboat.
8
The African Queen
VHS
104 min
1951
VHS 2453 (in storage)
John Huston’s adaptation of C.S.
Forester’s novel about the conflict
between a drunken riverboat captain
and a repressed but resolute
missionary in East Africa. With
Humprhey Bogart and Katharine
Hepburn.
African Underground:
Democracy in Dakar
DVD
69 min
2008
DVD 3732
"Documentary film about hip-hop youth
and politics in Dakar Senegal. The film
follows rappers, DJs, journalists,
professors and people on the street at
the time before during and after the
controversial 2007 presidential election
in Senegal and examines hip-hop’s role
on the political process. Originally shot
as a seven part documentary miniseries released via the internet - the
documentary bridges the gap between
hip-hop activism, video journalism and
documentary film and explores the role
of youth and musical activism on the
political process." (case notes)
Africans in America
VHS
360 min
1998
V 3088v1-4, DVD 4052
PBS series on the history of slavery in
the United States from the early 1600s
to the civil war’s onset. Narrated by
Angela Bassett.
The Africans, Program 1: The
Nature of a Continent
VHS
58 min
1986
V 493A in storage
Examines Africa as the birthplace of
humankind and discusses the impact of
geography on African history, including
the role of the Nile in the origin of
civilization and the introduction of Islam
to Africa through its Arabic borders.
The Africans, Program 2: A
Legacy of Lifestyles
VHS
60 min
1986
V 493B in storage
Shows how contemporary African
lifestyles are influenced by indigenous,
Islamic, and Western factors.
Compares simple African societies with
those that are more complex and
centralized, and examines the
importance of family life.
The Africans, Program 3: New
Gods
VHS
60 min
V 493C in storage
Examines the factors that influence
religion in Africa, with particular
emphasis on how traditional African
religions, Islam, and Christianity coexist
and influence each other. The extent to
which Christianity and Islam are
becoming Africanized is also discussed.
The Africans, Program 4: Tools
of Exploitation
VHS
58 min
1986
V 493D in storage
The impact of the West on Africa and
the impact of Africa on the development
of the West are contrasted with an
emphasis on the manner in which
Africa’s human and natural resources
have been exploited before, during,
and after the colonial period.
The Africans, Program 5: New
Conflicts
VHS
58 min
1986
V 493E in storage
Explores the tensions inherent in the
juxtaposition of three African heritages,
looking at the ways in which these
conflicts have contributed to the rise of
the nationalist movement, the warrior
tradition of indigenous Africa, the jihad
tradition of Islam, and modern guerilla
warfare.
The Africans, Program 6: In
Search of Stability
VHS
58 min
1986
V 493F in storage
Gives an overview of the several means
of governing in Africa. Examines new
social orders to illustrate an Africa in
search of a viable form of government
in the postindependence period.
The Africans, Program 7: A
Garden of Eden in Decay?
VHS
58 min
V 493G in storage
Identifies the problems of a continent
that produces what it does not
consume and consumes what it does
not produce. Shows Africa’s struggle
between economic dependence and
decay.
The Africans, Program 8: A
Clash of Cultures
VHS
58 min
1986
V 493H in storage
Discusses the conflicts and
compromises which emerge from the
coexistence of many African traditions
and modern life. Explores the question
of whether Africa can synthesize its
own heritage with the legacies of Islam
and the West.
The Africans, Program 9: Global
Africa
VHS
58 min
1986
V 493I in storage
Discusses African contributions to
contemporary culture, including the
significance of the African diaspora,
particularly in North America. Also
examines the continuing influence of
the superpowers on the affairs of Africa.
Afrique 50
After Life
DVD
198 min
1956
DVD 4238
When director René Vautier was sent
to West Africa to cover the educational
outreach of the French League of
Schooling, What was meant to be a
tribute to the benefits of colonization
turned into a scathing exposé of French
rule. The then-21-year-old filmmaker
witnessed horrible living conditions and
violent acts committed by the army in
the name of his home country, and
produced what is considered to be the
first French anti-colonialist film,which
was banned by the government until
the 1990s. Vautier was also
incarcerated for several months
because of the film. Also on this disc:
Sand and Blood (De Sable et de Sang)
- 2012 ***WARNING***French Audio
ONLY*** Directed by Michel Le
Thomas Some 60 years after he made
Afrique 50, Vautier is interviewed about
his experiences in West Africa, missed
connections between cultures, and the
films that a young Mauritanian sent to
him over the years until his tragic
attempt at emigration to Europe.
DVD
118 min
1998
DVD 2992
Kore-eda Hirokazu’s film about newly
dead people find themselves in
something like a spiritual processing
office, where each soul is given three
days to choose one cherished memory
to relive for eternity.the main function is
to find the single memory that the dead
will take with them into the afterlife.
Hirokazu incorporated the recorded
memories of real-life interview subjects
into this fictional investigation of what
our time in this world really means.
Afro-Cuba: Yesterday and Today
DVD
DVD 2870
Two films spotlight the African roots of
Cuba’s culture by focusing on two
legendary artists. Afro-Cuban
mythology plays a major part in The
Last Rumba of Papa Montero (Octavio
Cortazar, Martinique/Cuba, 1992, 52
mins.), a film about the rhythmic dance
style known as the Rumba and the
legendary rumbero, Papa Montero,
who was assassinated during Carnival.
The second film, the multilayered
documentary Sara Gomez: An AfroCuban Filmmaker (Alessandra Muller,
Switzerland/Cuba, 2005, 76 mins.),
focuses on the biography of Cuba’s first
female director. Though trained in
ethnography, Gomez later turned to
making films that reflect her interests in
Afro-Cuban culture and women’s
issues. In Spanish with English
subtitles. Octavio Cortazar/Alessandra
Muller—Martinique/Cuba/
Switzerland—1992/2005—128 mins.
After America...After Japan
DVD
DVD 3287
60 min
1999
After Hours
DVD
97 min
1985
DVD 807
Bored and boring word processor
experiences a harrowing night on the
town, in Martin Scorsese’s dark
comedy. With Griffin Dunne, Rosanna
Arquette, Linda Fiorentino, Teri Garr,
and Cheech & Chong.
9
After Mr. Sam
DVD
77 min
1974
DV1593
This documentary is a record of a
three-day conference held in Steinberg
Limited’s lodge north of Montréal.
Here, faced with the stepping down of
Sam Steinberg as president, ambitious
top-level executives thrash out their
differences on matters of corporation
policy and objectives, ever aware of the
crucial issue: who will be president
after Mr. Sam? (b&w)
After Newtown: Guns in
America
DVD
60 min
2013
DVD 3896
An exploration of America’s enduring
relationship with firearms, from the first
European settlements in the New
World till present day. Featuring the
personal reflections experts and
advocates, including Bill Cosby, Frank
Serpico, and NRA President David
Keene, examining the frequent link of
guns to violence, and the clash of
cultures that reflect competing visions
of our national identity.
After the War: Moyers Special
Report
VHS
57 min
1991
V 1402 in storage
Bill Moyers reports on the thoughts and
feelings of Americans regarding the
Persian Gulf War. Contrasts official
reports of the war with the reality of
human suffering.
After the Wedding
DVD
127 min
2006
DVD 2113
Danish director Susanne Bier’s drama
about a foreign aid worker, Jacob
(Mads Mikkelsen, Casino Royale), who
manages an impoverished orphanage
in Mumbai. He returns home to
Denmark to meet with a wealthy
potential sponsor, Jorgen (Rolf
Lassgard), who invites him to his
daughter’s wedding. There, family
secrets, confessions, and entrenched
class conflicts come to the surface. In
Dogme fashion, the film was shot by
hand in DV, heightening the complex
plot with kinetic camerawork. In Danish
with English subtitles.
Aftershock
Agnes Varda in California
VHS
139 min
1999
V 3375 in storage
Massive earthquake rocks New York
City. With Charles S. Dutton and Tom
Skerritt.
DVD
DVD 4332
Five films made by French filmmaker
Agnes Varda while living in California:
Uncle Yanco (1967, 19 min), Black
Panthers (1968, 28 min), and Lions,
Love ( . . . and Lies)(1969, 112 min),
created after Varda relocated
temporarily to Califoria with her
husband, Jacques Demy, and "Mur
Murs" (1980, 82 min), and
Documenteur (1981, 65 min), created a
decade later.
Against the Odds: The Artists
of the Harlem Renaissance
VHS
60 min
1994
v 1197 (in storage)
Documentary about the struggle of
African American artists in the 20’s and
30’s to show and sell their work.
Describes the influence of the Harmon
Foundation in creating an artistic home
for black artists.
Agatha
DVD
98 min
1979
DVD 4576
Thriller directed by Michael Apted,
starring Vanessa Redgrave, Dustin
Hoffman and Timothy Dalton, about the
crime writer Agatha Christie’s still
unexplained 11 day disappearance in
1926.
The Age of Innocence
DVD
138 min
1993
DVD 672
Martin Scorsese’s adaptation of Edith
Wharton’s novel about three wealthy
New Yorkers trapped by the
conventions and hypocrisy of 1870’s
high society. With Daniel Day-Lewis,
Michelle Pfeiffer, and Winona Ryder.
The Age of Stupid
DVD
89 min
2010
DVD 4217
Drama-documentary-animation hybrid
starring Pete Postlethwaite as a man
living alone in the devastated world of
2055, watching archive footage from
the mid-to-late 2000s and asking "Why
didn’t we stop climate change when we
had the chance?"
Agee
VHS
55 min
1985
V 216 in storage
Reviews James Agee’s life and works,
including his childhood in Tennessee,
his career as a journalist, his
marriages, his career as a film critic
and screenwriter, and dramatized
excerpts from several of his novels,
including A Death in the Family.
Interviews with John Huston, Walter
Evans, Robert Fitzgerald, and
members of Agee’s family.
The Aggressives
DVD
73 min
2005
DVD 1430
Daniel Peddle’s documentary explores
a subculture of women who define their
identities in terms of the masculine
aspects of their personalities. Focuses
on six New York women.
The Agronomist
DVD
91 min
2003
DVD 1903
This documentary is about Jean
Leopold Dominique, the host of Radio
Haiti-Inter, Haiti’s first independent
radio station. Jonathan Demme puts
together this documentary with
historical footage and interviews. The
result is a serious recount of Haiti
during its numerous regimes.
Aguirre, Wrath of God: Aguirre,
Der Zorn Gottes
VHS
94 min
1985
V 229
Herzog’s allegory of political power and
corruption, shot on location in the
Amazon. With Klaus Kinski as the mad
conquistador searching for the mythical
El Dorado.
Ahead of Time: The
Extraordinary Journey of Ruth
Gruber
DVD
DVD 3377
73 min
2009
Ai Weiwei (Never Sorry)
DVD
91 min
2012
DVD 3797
Alison Klayman’s documentary about
Chinese artist and activist Ai Weiwei.
Ai Weiwei The Fake Case
DVD
85 min
2013
DVD 4209
Documentary about Chinese artist and
activist Ai Weiwei, directed by Danish
filmmaker Andreas Johnsen, exploring
Ai Weiwei’s battle against the fake taxevasion lawsuit brought against him by
the Chinese government. Mandarin
and English language, with English
subtitles.
Aı̈da
VHS
150 min
1981
V 447
Verdi’s opera performed in the Arena Di
Verona. With Nicola Martinucci, Maria
Chiara, and Fiorenzia Cossotto.
Libretto included.
Aida (James Levine)
DVD
158 min
1989
DVD 2584
Giuseppe Verdi’s Aida, with Aprile Millo
and Placido Domingo. James Levine
conducts the Metropolitan Opera
Orchestra in this Metropolitan Opera
Television Production.
10
The AIDS Show: Artists
Involved with Death and
Survival
VHS
58 min
1986
V 449
Examines the psychic and emotional
effects of AIDS, combining
documentary material with excerpts
from Theatre Rhinoceros’ review of
comic, dramatic, and musical sketches
about living with HIV-AIDS.
Aileen: Life and Death of a
Serial Killer
DVD
89 min
2003
DVD 1547
Nick Broomfield’s documentary
includes the final interviews given by
Aileen Wuornos, whose case inspired
the 2003 film Monster. Made by
Broomfield as a follow-up to his 1994
film Aileen Wuornos: The Selling of a
Serial Killer, the film focuses on
Wuornos’ fragile menatl state, and
questions the decision to execute her.
Aileen Wuornos: The Selling of
a Serial Killer
DVD
88 min
1992
DVD 2490
Nick Broomfield’s documentary film
about Aileen Wuornos, an American
serial killer who killed seven men in
Florida between 1989 and 1990,
claiming they raped or attempted to
rape her while she was working as a
prostitute. The film documents
Broomfield’s attempts to interview
Wuornos, which involves a long
process of mediation through her
adopted mother Arlene Pralle and
lawyer, Steve Glazer. The film was
used by the defense in the Wuornos
trial (2001) to highlight the
incompetence of Wuornos’ original
lawyer, which led to Broomfield’s
decison to make a second film, Aileen:
Life and Death of a Serial Killer.
Ailey Dances: The Alvin Ailey
American Dance Theater
VHS
90 min
1982
V 872
The Alvin Ailey Dance Theater,
recorded live at New York’s City Center
Theater, performing "Night Creatures",
"Cry", "Lark Ascending", and
"Revelations."
Aime Cesaire: A Voice for
History, Part 1
VHS
54 min
1994
V 1377A
Part 1 of a 3 part series on the
Martinique author Aime Cesaire.
Introduces Cesaire and his wife.
Cesaire talks about his life and work,
and discusses the difficulty of
balancing the life of a poet with that of
a practical politician.
Aime Cesaire: A Voice for
History, Part 2
VHS
56 min
1994
V 1377B
Part 2 of a 3 part profile of writer and
statesman Aime Cesaire. Looks at the
years Cesaire spent in Paris in the
1930’s, where he contributed to the
development of the concept of
Negritude, an international
reaffirmation of African values.
Aime Cesaire: A Voice for
History, Part 3
VHS
50 min
1994
V 1377C
In Part 3 of a 3 part series, poet and
statesman Cesaire discusses the
disappointments of the postcolonial
world, and expresses his hopes for the
future. Anthropologist Edgar Morin,
and writers Jorge Amado and Maya
Angelou talk about Cesaire’s role as a
founding ancestor for African Diaspora
literature.
Airport 1977
DVD
114 min
1977
DVD 529
Jack Lemmon, Lee Grant, and James
Stewart play passengers trapped on a
jetliner that crashes in the Bermuda
Triangle. Third installment of the Airport
series, directed by Jerry Jameson.
DVD
83 min
2010
Documentary directed by Jacob Hatley
that captures Helm’s late-career
Renaissance before his death in 2012:
the years in which he regained his
voice after battling throat cancer and
released his first music in decades.
Air Force
DVD
124 min
1943
DVD 2941
Howard Hawks directed this story of a
B-17 "flying fortress", whose crew set
off on a routine mission, and end up
WWII heroes. Earned four Oscar
nominations, including Best Original
Screenplay. With John Garfield and
Harry Carey. (b&w)
DVD
112 min
2006
This family drama stars Keke Palmer
as a pre-teen whose potential is
hampered by a complicated family
situation and socio-economic
pressures. With a slight push from her
teacher, Akeelah wins a local spelling
bee and gets the attention of a strict
coach (Laurence Fishburne) who tries
to groom her for the high-pressure
national competition. Angela Bassett
stars as Akeelah’s mother, who’s
unsure whether the training is in her
daughter’s best interest.
DVD
124 min
1988
DVD225
Hyperkinetic Japanese animated epic
set in post-World War III Neo-Tokyo.
Akropolis
VHS
60 min
1988
V 739
Polish Laboratory Theater production
set by Jerzy Grotowski in Auschwitz.
Preceded by Lewis Freedman’s
introduction, and commentary by Peter
Brook. (b&w)
Al Capone
DVD
DVD 3586
105 min
1959
Alamar
The Air I Breathe
DVD
95 min
2007
DVD 2489
The directorial film debut of KoreanAmerican filmmaker Jieho Lee, who
co-wrote the script with Bob DeRosa.
The film is based on an ancient
Chinese proverb that breaks life into
four emotional cornerstones Happiness (played by Forrest
Whitaker), Pleasure ( Brendan Fraser),
Sorrow (Sarah Michelle Gellar), and
Love (Kevin Bacon), linked to each
other, as are the fingers on a hand.
Airport 1975
DVD
107 min
1974
DVD 528
A 747 and a small private plane collide
in mid-air, leaving the pilotless jet on a
course for destruction. With Karen
Black, Charlton Heston, and George
Kennedy. Gloria Swanson plays herself
in her final film.
VHS
105 min
1990
V 937 (In storage)
Alec McCowen performs the King
James version of St. Mark’s gospel.
Alexander
Akeelah and the Bee
Akira
Ain’t In It For My Health
Alec Mccowen in His Solo
Performance of St. Mark’s
Gospel
DVD
73 min
2010
DVD 3781
This film mingles reality and fiction, as
Natan Machado Palombini, a young
boy, goes on an expedition with his
father to the Banco Chinchorro, the
largest coral reef in Mexico. The
bonding of the son and his father, Jorge
Machado, a Mexican fisherman who
will return Natan to his Italian mother at
the end of the trip, portrays the passing
of knowledge, experience and love
from one generation to the next, and
from one culture to another. Also on
this DVD: the short, sand-animated film
"No Corras Tanto", directed by Cesar
Diaz Melendez. (Spain, 5 min.)
The Alamo
DVD
162 min
1960
DVD 3059
John Wayne’s chronicle of the
infamous battle at the Alamo. Starring
John Wayne, Richard Widmark,
Laurence Harvery and Richard Boone.
11
DVD
167 min
2004
DVD 2474
Oliver Stone’s epic film, based on the
life of Alexander the Great, with Colin
Farrell in the title role.
Alexander Nevsky
DVD
108 min
1938
DVD 3076
The story of how a great Russian
prince led a ragtag army to battle an
invading force of Teutonic Knights
Alfie
VHS
113 min
1966
V 1801 (in storage)
Michael Caine plays a shallow
womanizer. With Shelley Winters, Jane
Asher, and Millicent Martin.
Alfie Live: Alfie Boe’s Bring him
home tour
DVD
107 min
2012
DVD 4187
Concert by Alfie Boe, star of Les
Miserables, filmed live at the Royal
Festival Hall in London. Featuring
guest performers Matt Lucas, Melanie
C., Tom Fletcher, and others.
Alfred Hitchcock Presents
DVD
102 min
DVD 107
Four episodes from Hitchcock’s
signature television series: Lamb to the
Slaughter, the Case of Mr. Pelham,
Banquo’s Chair, and Back for
Christmas. Hitchcock introduces each
episode and commercial. (b&w)
Alfred Hitchcock Presents:
Season Four
DVD
dv3332
(b&w)
15:30 min
1959
Alfred Hitchcock Presents
Season One
DVD
960 min
1955
DVD 3340
Season One of Alfred Hitchcock
Presents, 39 Episodes directed by
Alfred Hitchcock . Starring Cloris
Leachman, Charles Bronson, Claude
Raines, Lorne Greene, Joanne
Woodward, Vera Miles (b&w)
Alfred Hitchcock Presents:
Season Three
DVD
dv3331
(b&w)
16:59 min
1958
Alfred Hitchcock Presents:
Season Two
DVD
dv3330
(b&w)
16:52 min
1956
Alfred Stieglitz: The Eloquent
Eye
DVD
90 min
2001
DVD 360
Documentary on influential
photographer Alfred Stieglitz, featuring
interview with Georgia O’Keeffe,
archival footage of Edward Steichen
and John Marin, and images from the
Stieglitz archives. Directed by Perry
Miller Adato.
Ali: Fear Eats the Soul
DVD
93 min
1974
DVD 1090
Fassbinder’s story about the love affair
between an older German woman and
an Arab guest worker half her age.
Ali: Fear Eats the Soul
VHS
94 min
1974
V 3431 in storage
Fassbinder drama about an older
German widow who falls in love with an
Arab mechanic. With Birgitte Mira, El
Hedi, and Ben Salem.
Alice
DVD
106 min
1990
DVD 1122, DVD 3925
Woody Allen’s comedy about a
repressed housewife who unexpectedly
falls in love and impulsively consults a
Chinese herbalist. With Mia Farrow,
Alec Galdwin, Joe Mantegna, and
William Hurt.
Alice In Wonderland
Alien Resurrection
DVD
74 min
1966
DVD 2482
A BBC television play based on Lewis
Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in
Wonderland, directed by Jonathan
Miller. The play featured many noted
British actors including Michael
Redgrave (as the Caterpillar), John
Gielgud (as the Mock Turtle), and Peter
Sellers (As the King of Hearts), as well
as Miller’s fellow cast members of
Beyond the Fringe, Peter Cook and
Alan Bennett as the Mad Hatter and the
Mouse, respectively. The title role was
played by Anne-Marie Mallik, the 13
year old daughter of a Surrey barrister,
in what is her only known acting
performance. Ravi Shankar wrote the
music for this production. Monty
Python fans, look for a very young Eric
Idle, uncredited as a member of the
Caucus Race! Music by Ravi Shankar.
DVD
108 min
1997
DVD 9
Sigourney Weaver and Winona Ryder
in the fourth part of the Alien saga.
Alice in Wonderland (Tim
Burton)
Aliens: Special Edition
DVD
108 min
2010
DVD 4638
Tim Burton’s film version of Lewis
Carroll’s fantasy novels, Alice’s
Adventures in Wonderland and
Through the Looking-Glass. Inspired
by Walt Disney’s 1951 animated film of
the same name, the film tells the story
of a nineteen-year-old Alice, who is told
that she can restore the White Queen
to her throne, with the help of the Mad
Hatter. With Johnny Depp, Anne
Hathaway, Helena Bonham Carter,
Crispin Glover, Matt Lucas and Mia
Wasikowska and featuring the voices of
Alan Rickman, Stephen Fry, Michael
Sheen and Timothy Spall.
Alice Rattled by Rats: An Alice
Comedy
16MM
15 min
1925
F 234
Early animated film. Girl leaves cat in
charge of house, cat gets inebriated,
mice wreak havoc. (b&w)
Alice Walker: A Conversation
Alice Doesn’t Live Here
Anymore
VHS
112 min
1974
V 1389 in storage
Ellen Burstyn and Kris Kristofferson in
the story of a recently widowed
housewife’s search for a new life.
Alice In Wonderland
DVD
87 min
1983
DVD 2483
A Great Performances televised
version of a stage production of Lewis
Carroll’s classic adventure, featuring
Kate Burton as Alice, and her father
Richard Burton as the White Knight.
VHS
30 min
1992
V 1058 in storage
Alice Walker discusses her life,
contemporary America, the "womanist"
perspective, and reads from her poetry.
Alice’s Restaurant
DVD
111 min
1969
DVD 3128
Arthur Penn’s cinematic adaption of
Arlo Guthrie’s classic song story about
his arrest for littering in a small New
England town. With Arlo Guthrie,
James Broderick, and Pat Quinn as
Alice.
Alien
DVD
116 min
1979
DVD 6
First in the science fiction fantasy saga;
introduces Sigourney Weaver as
Ripley, the woman destined to battle for
the survival of mankind.
12
Alien3
DVD
115 min
1992
DVD 8
Third chapter in the Alien saga, in
which Ripley’s crippled spaceship
lands on a planet inhabited by ex-cons.
With Sigourney Weaver.
Aliens
VHS
138 min
1986
V 1554 in storage
Sequel to the Ridley Scott film.
Sigourney Weaver returns as the only
survivor of mankind’s first encounter
with the Alien.
DVD
154 min
1986
DVD 7
Sequel to Alien, in which Sigourney
Weaver’s Ripley returns as the only
survivor of mankind’s encounter with
the Alien.
All About Eve
DVD
138 min
1950
DVD 776
Bette Davis stars as stage actress
Margo Channing, a veteran leading
lady whose friendship with adoring fan
Eve Harrington (Anne Baxter) threatens
both her professional and personal life.
Also starring George Sanders as an
acid-tongued critic and Celeste Holm
as Margo’s best friend. Nominated for
an unprecedented 14 Academy
Awards, winning six (including Best
Picture). Written and directed by
Joseph L. Mankiewicz. (b&w)
All About My Mother
DVD
DVD 327
102 min
1999
All but Forgotten: Holman
Francis Day, Filmmaker
VHS
30 min
1988
V1206 (In storage)
Profile of writer and producer Holman
Francis Day, and his work in the days
when Maine was developing a film
industry. Includes selections from films
Day produced in the early 1900’s.
Hosted by film historian James Card.
All I Wanna Do
DVD
97 min
1998
DVD 117
When a New England girls’ school
considers merging with a boy’s school,
students become activists to preserve
their way of life. With Kirsten Dunst,
Rachael Leigh Cook, and Gaby
Hoffman.
All in the Family: The
Collector’s Edition
VHS
102 min
1971
V 1635
Four episodes from the television
series: "Edith Writes a Song" (October
9, 1971); "Christmas Day at the
Bunkers" (December 18, 1971);
"Edith’s Winning Ticket" (December 9,
1972), and "Archie and the Computer"
(October 27, 1973).
All in the Family ; The Complete
First Season
DVD
1970
DVD 2081, DVD 4462
Three-disc set containing the first
season of Norman Lear’s groundbreaking tv comedy, with Carroll
O’Connor as Archie, Jean Stapleton as
Edith, Rob Reiner as Mike "Meathead"
Stivic, and Sally Struthers as Gloria.
All in the Family: The Complete
Second Season
DVD
1972
DVD 1821, DVD 276 (miss. d. 1)
All 22 episodes from the TV series’
second season, including "Flashback:
Mike Meets Archie","Edith Writes a
Song," "Cousin Maude’s Visit", and
"Edith’s Problem." 3-disc set.
All In The Family: Third Season
DVD
610 min
1971
DVD 2493
All 24 episodes from the third season
(1972-73) of Norman Lear’s landmark
TV comedy, which mingled serious
themes like politics (the ’72 presidential
race, pitting Richard Nixon against
George McGovern, is mentioned
frequently), racism ("Archie in the
Hospital" is just one episode dealing
with that issue), the death penalty and
violence in the name of religion
("Archie Is Branded"), and sexual
assault ("Gloria, the Victim") with the
family dynamics that made them funny
and thought-provoking.
All My Sons
All the King’s Men
VHS
122 min
1986
V 2357 in storage
Two families, related by friendship and
love, face up to the consequences of
greed and avarice in the post-war
years. Love and death play equal roles
in determining the outcome of events.
DVD
109 min
1949
DVD 4150
Drama inspired by the rise and fall of
southern politician Huey Long, based
on Robert Penn Warren’s novel. With
John Ireland, Mercedes McCambridge,
and Broderick Crawford. (b&w)
All My Sons
VHS
94 min
1948
v2353 (in storage)
A family torn apart by war is forced to
come to grips with the aftereffects of a
terrible tragedy, in this classic film
based on the work of legendary
playwright Arthur Miller. Starring Burt
Lancaster and Edward G. Robinson.
Includes original theatrical trailer.
(b&w)
All the King’s Men
All or Nothing
All the Little Animals
DVD
128 min
2002
DVD 678
Writer/director Mike Leigh’s slice-of-life
drama about a struggling family in a
south London housing development.
With Timothy Spall and Lesley Manville.
All Quiet on the Western Front
DVD
130 min
1930
DVD 326
Lewis Milestone’s adaptation of the
novel by Erich Maria Remarque, which
follows a group of idealistic German
recruits in the final days of the Great
War. With John Wray, Lew Ayres, and
Louis Wolfheim. Adaptation by Maxwell
Anderson. (b&w)
All That Heaven Allows
DVD
89 min
1955
DVD 299
Wealthy New England widow defies
social convention when she falls in love
with a younger man. With Jane Wyman
and Rock Hudson.
VHS
109 min
1990
V 1029 in storage
Broderick Crawford plays a Southern
politician, a character inspired by
Louisiana governor Huey Long. Based
on the novel by Robert Penn Warren.
(b&w)
DVD
112 min
1998
DVD 4793
British film, directed and produced by
Jeremy Thomas, based on the novel of
the same name by Walker Hamilton,
starring Christian Bale and John Hurt.
A childlike young man runs away from
an abusive stepfather, and forms a
friendship with a nomadic stranger.
All the President’s Men
DVD
138 min
1976
DVD 2384
Alan J. Pakula’s film based on the nonfiction book by Carl Bernstein and Bob
Woodward, the journalists who
investigated the Watergate scandal for
the Washington Post. Robert Redford
and Dustin Hoffman play Woodward
and Bernstein. DVD extras include
Telling the Truth About Lies: The
Making of All the President’s Men, and
Out of the Shadows: The Man Who
Was Deep Throat.
All That Heaven Allows
All My Babies: A Midwife’s Own
Story
DVD
54 min
1952
DVD 2055
Commissioned by the Georgia
Department of Public Health, George
C. Stoney’s beautiful documentary was
originally intended as an instructional
tool for Southern midwives. Now the
story of African-American midwife Mary
Frances Hill Coley, serves as an
important document of life in rurual
Georgia over half a century ago. It was
selected by the Library of Congress for
preservation in the National Film
Registry in 2002. Also included on this
disc is another film Stoney directed for
the Georgia Department of Public
Health: Palmour Street (A Study in
Family Life), 25 min., 1949.
VHS
99 min
1955
V 1953 in storage
Wealthy New England widow defies
social convention when she falls for a
younger man. With Jane Wyman and
Rock Hudson.
All The Pretty Horses
DVD
117 min
2000
DVD 2491
Adaptation of Cormac McCarthy’s
novel, directed by Billy Bob Thornton.
With Matt Damon and Henry Thomas.
All That Jazz
DVD
123 min
1979
DVD 3139
Director/choreographer Bob Fosse tells
his own life story in this semiautobiographical musical
extravaganza. Roy Scheider plays a
talented director-choreographer who
loves show business, cigarettes and
too many other women to keep his
marriage intact. With Ann Reinking,
Ben Vereen, Leland Palmer and
Jessica Lange as the Angel of Death.
13
All’s Well That Ends Well (The
Complete Dramatic Works of
William Shakespeare)
DVD
141 min
1981
DVD 780
BBC/Time-Life production of
Shakespeare’s comedy, with Ian
Charleson, Angela Down, and Celia
Johnson.
Almonds and Raisins: A History
of the Yiddish Cinema
VHS
90 min
1988
V 832 (in storage)
Documentary on the Yiddish cinema in
America, primarily in New York City
from 1927 to the 1940’s. Features
extensive excerpts from Yiddish films
(most subtitled in English) including
"The Cantor’s Son", "Overture to Glory"
with Moishe Oysher, "Yidl Mitn Fidl" with
Molly Picon and "Tevye" with Maurice
Schwartz. Includes contemporary
footage of New York City and Eastern
European village life, and interviews
with individuals who participated in the
Yiddish cinema. (b&w)
Almos’ a Man
VHS
51 min
1987
V 748 in storage
(American Short Story Collection).
Richard Wright’s story about a sixteen
year old boy coming of age in the south
in the 1930’s. With LeVar Burton.
Introduction by Henry Fonda.
Almost Elvis
DVD
85 min
2002
DVD 2951
Investigates the cultural phenomenon
of Elvis impersonators, tracing the
journeys of several hopefuls to the
world’s largest Elvis impersonator
contest.
Almost Famous
DVD
123 min
2000
DVD 82
Cameron Crowe’s autobiographical film
about an aspiring rock journalist who
tours with an up and coming rock band.
With Kate Hudson.
Almost Real: Connecting in a
Wired World
VHS
47 min
2003
V 2221 (in storage)
Documentary on individuals who use
the Internet as a way to make
interpersonal connections. Looks at
the operator of a rogue Web server, a
monk developing "wireless prayer
technology", an elderly "gamer", and a
woman who exchanges vows online
with a man she has never met in person,
among others. With commentary by
William Gibson and Pico Iyer.
Alphas: Season One
DVD
2011
DVD 3676
American science fiction dramatic
television series created by Zak Penn
and Michael Karnow about a group of
people with superhuman abilities,
known as "Alphas", who work to prevent
crimes committed by other Alphas.
With David Strathairn as Dr. Lee
Rosen, neurologist and Alpha leader.
Alphaville
Amazing Grace
DVD
99 min
1965
DVD 1312
Godard’s mix of comic strip, science
fiction, and film noir, in which an intergalactic private eye investigates a
diabolical scientist. In French, with
English subtitles. (b&w)
DVD
118 min
2007
DVD 1776
Michael Apted’s directs this
biographical film about 18th century
reformer William Wilberforce, who
worked to bring the British slave trade to
an end. Ian Gruffudd plays Wilberforce
as an unhinged crusader, and Amazing
Grace traces the full sweep of his life,
from boyhood to young love to
Parliamentary process and, lastly, his
questionable historical legacy. The
supporting cast includes Romola Garai,
Benedict Cumberbatch, Albert Finney,
Michael Gambon and Rufus Sewell.
Alsino Y El Condor: Alsino and
the Condor
VHS
89 min
1986
V 812 (in storage)
The impact of political upheaval on a
young boy growing up in Nicaragua.
With Alan Esquivel and Dean Stockwell.
The Alzheimer’s Project: A 4Part Documentary Series
Changing the Way America
Thinks About Alzheimer’s
Disease
DVD
533 min
2009
DVD 2275
Created by the award-winning team
behind HBO’s acclaimed "Addiction"
project, this multi-platform series takes
a close look at groundbreaking
discoveries made by the country’s
leading scientists, as well as the effects
of this debilitating and fatal disease
both on those with Alzheimer’s and on
their families. Includes four
documentaries: The Memory Loss
Tapes, Caregivers, Grandpa, Do You
Know Who I Am? with Maria Shriver,
and Momentum in Science, as well as
15 short supplementary films.
Amadeus
DVD
180 min
1984
DVD 2603.
Director’s cut version of Peter Shaffer’s
play about Mozart’s life and music.
Tom Hulce is Mozart; F. Murray
Abraham plays his jealous rival
composer. Music conducted and
supervised by Neville Marriner.
Amandla! A Revolution in
Four-Part Harmony
DVD
108 min
2003
DVD 3391
Interviews, archival footage, and filmed
performances highlight the role of
music in the South African struggle
against apartheid.
Amarcord
DVD
127 min
1974
DVD 11
Fellini’s autobiographical portrait of
small town life in Italy during the
Fascist period. Special features: Newly
restored widescreen digital transfer;
animated menus; new subtitle
adaptation; Italian and English
soundtracks; Restoration
demonstration.
14
Amazing Grace and Chuck
VHS
116 min
1987
V 665 (In storage)
A Little League pitcher and a Boston
Celtics superstar join forces to protest
nuclear weapons. With Gregory Peck
as the President.
Amazon Diary
VHS
16 min
1990
V 2236 in storage
A Kayapo Indian boy and his
grandfather travel by canoe through the
Amazon rain forest, searching for a
new protective spirit for their village.
Ambush in Mogadishu
(Frontline)
VHS
90 min
1999
V 3412 in storage
PBS documentary on the 1993 incident
in which U.S. Army troops were
trapped on the streets of Mogadishu by
forces of a Somali warlord, resulting in
casualties, injuries, and a change in
U.S. response to international
humanitarian crises.
Amelia Earhart
DVD
50 min
1996
DVD 1401
Biography looks at the life of one of
history’s most legendary aviators.
Amelia Earhart
VHS
60 min
1993
V 2432 (In storage)
American Experience profile of the first
woman to fly solo across the Atlantic.
Amelie
DVD
122 min
2001
DVD 2026
Jean-Pierre Jeunet creates a world of
color, movement, romance and whimsy
in a film that became a sensation in
France and charmed audiences around
the world. Audrey Tautou plays a
spirited waitress determined to help
those around her find love and
happiness, although her own romantic
adventure proves to be a challenging
one. Amelie presents an idealized
Paris that was shot on location, but
which, through visual effects and
imaginative art direction, has the
fantasized look of a Hollywood
soundstage. Actor-director Mathieu
Kassovitz co-stars as Amelie’s love
interest. A Cesar Award-winner for Best
Film, Director, Music and Production
Design. French with English subtitles.
America and Lewis Hine
VHS
56 min
1985
V 435
Using historical photographs and
footage, follows America’s pioneer
industrial photographer on his odyssey
through the mines, mills, and factories
of America in the first half of the
twentieth century. (b&w)
America and the Holocaust:
Deceit and Indifference
VHS
60 min
1993
V 1919 (in storage)
Explores the United States response to
the Holocaust during World War II.
Despite information about the
extermination of European Jews, the
United States government delayed
reacting, and an isolationist and antiSemitic climate obstructed the
emigration of Jewish refugees.
Stand Up: Muslim-American
Comics Come of Age
DVD
60 min
2007
DVD 1902
The story of five comedians: Ahmed
Ahmed, Tissa Hami, Dean Obeidallah,
Azhar Usman and Maysoon Zayid. In
the aftershock of 9/11 when people of
Middle Eastern origin were advised to
lay low, they all chose to stand up –
and tell jokes. This film explores how
they are responding to 9/11, each in a
different way, but all using humor to
define who they are.
America in the ’40s
VHS
180 min
V 2059 v.1,2,3 in storage
Volume 1: 1940-1942. American
optimism at decade’s start; the
approaching war; Pearl harbor; Doris
Day and Frank Sinatra. Volume 2,
1942-1945: Battle footage; the
Andrews Sisters, Betty Hutton, and
Bob Hope. Volume 3, 1945-1949: VJ
Day, GI adjustment to civilian life, the
baby boom, early TV.
The American Avant Garde
Compilation
VHS
60 min
V 1545 in storage
Three short films from the American
avant-garde: "Fall of the House of
Usher", "Lot in Sodom", and "Life and
Death of a Hollywood Extra". (b&w)
American Beauty
DVD
122 min
1999
DVD 48, DVD2638
Kevin Spacey plays a man whose midlife crisis threatens his marriage, and
leads him to an infatuation with his
teenage daughter’s friend. With
Annette Bening and Thora Birch.
American Cinema
DVD
542 min
DVD 233
Featuring clips from over 200 films, and
commentary from Robert Altman, Clint
Eastwood, Julia Roberts, Steven
Spielberg, and others, this survey of
100 years of filmmaking deals with
topics like "The Hollywood Style," "The
Star", "romantic comedy", "film noir",
"the western", "the combat film", "the
studio system", and others.
American Dream
America Becoming
VHS
89 min
1990
V 1040 in storage
Tracing the history of significant
changes in the Immigration and
Nationality Act beginning in 1965, this
program introduces a dramatic vision of
a multi-cultural America where people
of color are the new majority. The
feelings and stories of ordinary people
are featured in everyday context in six
cities across the country. Interviews
with residents of Chicago, Houston,
Philadelphia, Miami and several other
cities probe the changing relationships
between newcomers and established
residents. (b&w)
America Dances! 1897-1948: A
Collector’s Edition of Dance
DVD
75 min
2003
DVD 620
Collection of historical dance film clips,
from the Cakewalk to the Lindy Hop.
Includes dance legends Irene and
Vernon Castle in their 1915 film, Leon
James, Al Minns, and Whitey’s Lindy
Hoppers. (b&w)
DVD
102 min
1990
DVD 1216
Barbara Kopple’s Academy Awardwinning documentary, seven years in
the making, is an account of a labor
strike against the Hormel meatpacking
plant, and the resulting political and
social discord in a small town in
Minnesota. Also on this disc: Children
of the Night, an Arthur Cohn production
with an introduction by Marion Wiesel.
American Experience: Miss
America
DVD
60 min
2002
DVD 1811
This documentary focuses on the
country’s oldest beauty contest, a
pageant about commercialism, sexual
politics, big business, and small towns,
and also about human stories.
American Family: Season One
DVD
2002
DVD 663
First season of PBS TV drama about a
multi-generational Latino family living in
Los Angeles. With Edward James
Olmos, Constance Marie, A.J. Lamas,
Raquel Welch, Esai Morales, and
Sonia Braga.
15
American Film Theatre: A
Delicate Balance
DVD
132 min
1973
DVD 1757A
Edward Albee’s Pulitzer Prize winning
play examines the waspish, middle
class America. Katharine Hepburn and
Paul Scofield star as Agnes and
Tobias, a middle-aged couple at the
centre of this fragile tale of familial
breakdown. When best friends Harry
and Edna (Joseph Cotten and Betsy
Blair) arrive seeking refuge from an
unknown terror, the peaceful
equilibrium is shattered. Added to the
mix is the return home of Agnes and
Tobias’ daughter Julia (Lee Remick),
running from the collapse of her fourth
marriage, and Claire (Kate Reid),
Agnes’ ever-present alcoholic sister.
American Film Theatre: In
Celebration
DVD
130 min
1975
DVD 1757E
Alan Bates, James Bolam, and Brian
Cox in his first film role play three
brothers returning to the Northern
mining town they grew up in for their
parents’ (Bill Owen & Constance
Chapman) fortieth wedding
anniversary. Some long-buried and
painful truths bubble to the surface of
this family reunion as the three grown
sons argue over their individual
problems while Mum bustles about
cluelessly and Dad waits uneasily for
whichever crisis might erupt first.
American Film Theatre: The
Homecoming
DVD
114 min
1973
DVD 1757C
Run by Max (Paul Rogers) and his
brother Sam (Cyril Cusack), a sinister,
bare violently male house in North
London is where Pinter’s dark vision of
familial cruelty and power games
unfolds. When Teddy (Michael Jayston)
brings his wife Ruth (Vivien Merchant)
home to meet his family for the first
time, murky secrets are revealed and
old wounds are reopened. Ian Holm
costars.
American Film Theatre: The
Man in the Glass Booth
DVD
117 min
1975
DVD 1757B
Maximilian Schell plays Jewish New
York tycoon Arthur Goldman. Living in
deep rooted paranoia and on the edge
of madness in his Manhattan
penthouse, Goldman is captured by
Israeli agents and put on trial for Nazi
war crimes, alleging that he is in fact
Adolf Dorff - an S.S. colonel, torturer
and killer. Schell was nominated for an
Oscar for his tperformance.
American Film Theatre: Three
Sisters
DVD
162 min
1970
DVD 1757 v. 4
Laurence Olivier directs this film version
of Chekov’s play about Olga, Masha,
and Irina Prozoroff, three sisters who
lead lonely and purposeless lives
following the death of their father who
has commanded the local army post.
With Alan Bates,Jeanne Watts, Joan
Plowright,and Louise Pernell.
American Friend
VHS
127 min
1990
V 821 in storage
Thriller about the complex relationships
between a Hamburg artisan, a French
gangster, and a mysterious American
go-between. With Bruno Ganz and
Dennis Hopper.
The American Friend
DVD
125 min
1977
DVD 934, DVD 2604
Referencing Patricia Highsmith’s novel
Ripley’s Game, Wim Wenders created
this thriller, which moves from the
docks of Hamburg to the streets of New
York. Dennis Hopper plays Ripley, an
art forger and sociopath who lures
desperate family man Bruno Ganz
deeper and deeper into international
intrigue and murder.
158 min
DVD
533 min
2011
DVD 3567
A family of three move from Boston to
Los Angeles as a means of reconciling
their past anguish. They move to a
restored mansion, unaware that the
home is haunted.
2007
American Gigolo
DVD
116 min
1980
DVD 3309
International model Lauren Hutton
plays the dutiful, decent wife of a state
senator with whom male prostitute
Julian (Richard Gere) falls in love. Paul
Schrader’s study of the seamy
underside of the elite made Richard
Gere a star.
American Grindhouse
DVD
82 min
2010
DVD 4283
Documentary chronicling the history of
the American exploitation film from the
days of Thomas Edison to films of the
21st century. Features interviews with
John Landis, Joe Dante, Jack Hill, Don
Edmonds, Fred Williamson, Allison
Anders, James Gordon White, and
many more, as well as commentary by
film historians Eddie Muller, Kim
Morgan and EMERSON’S OWN Eric
Schaefer! The narration is by actor
Robert Forster.
American History X
DVD
119 min
1998
DVD 464
Released from prison after serving
time for a racist murder, former
skinhead tries to shed his past and
keep his younger brother from
repeating his mistakes. With Edward
Norton and Edward Furlong.
American Photography: A
Century of Images
VHS
180 min
1999
V 2076 v.1,2,3 (storage)
Three part survey of American
photography. Part 1: "The Developing
Image, 1900-1934". Part 2: "The
Photographic Age, 1935-1959". Part 3:
"Photography Transformed,
1960-1999".
American Image: 150 Years of
Photography
VHS
60 min
1988
V 885 in storage
This chronicles American history in
photographs since the Civil War and
also contains the artistic works of
established photographers.
American Pie
An American in Paris
American Promise
VHS
115 min
1988
V 606 in storage
Gene Kelly plays struggling fine artist
Jerry Mulligan, an ex-GI in post-WW II
Paris. Leslie Caron is French shopgirl
Lise Bouvier, engaged to marry a
successful entertainer unless Jerry can
convince her otherwise. The film’s
highlight is a seventeen-minute visual
love song–a ballet created by Kelly and
danced with Caron.
An American Love Story
American Gangster
DVD
DVD 3609
American Horror Story
VHS
500 min
1999
V 3211 A - E in storage
Documentary study of an American
family, by Jennifer Fox. Follows the
lives of Bill Sims, Karen Wilson, and
their children, Cicily and Chaney, for a
year and a half. On 5 tapes.
American Movie
DVD
104 min
1999
DVD 789
Chris Smith’s documentary follows
struggling Wisconsin filmmaker Mark
Borchardt, as he pursues his dream of
completing a personal film, by finishing
a short horror film, The Coven,
intended for the direct-to-video market.
Borchardt’s raucous lifestyle, strained
family relationships, friendship with a
recovering substance abuser/guitarist,
and his obsessive drive to complete his
film make a fascinating portrait of an
American character.
American Movie Musicals
Collection: West Side Story,
Fiddler on the Roof, Guys and
Dolls
DVD
480 min
1961
DVD 2744
Three MGM movie musicals. Includes
West Side Story with Natalie Wood;
Fiddler on the Roof with Topol, and
Guys and Dolls with Marlon Brando
and Frank Sinatra.
16
DVD
96 min
1999
DVD 40
Raunchy coming-of-age comedy with
Casey Affleck, Jason Biggs, and Chris
Klein.
DVD
120 min
2014
DVD 4220
Joe Brewster and Michèle Stephenson,
middle-class African-American parents
in Brooklyn, N.Y., turn their cameras on
their son and his best friend, as they
make their way through Dalton, one of
the most prestigious private schools in
the country. Chronicling the boys’
divergent paths from kindergarten
through high school graduation, this
documentary explores America’s
struggle to come of age on issues of
race, class and opportunity.
American Psycho
DVD
103 min
2000
DVD 809
Screen version of Bret Easton Ellis’
controversial novel about a morally
vacant yuppie in Reagan-era
Manhattan. With Christian Bale, Reese
Witherspoon, and Willem Dafoe.
Unrated, uncut version.
American Psychodrama:
Sigmund Freud vs. Henry Ford
VHS
80 min
V 3442 in storage
Performance-oriented videos curated
by Nelson Henricks. "Stuffing", Animal
Charm, 4:00, 1998. "Control Corridor",
HalfLifers, 11:00, 1997. "The Phony
Trilogy", Emily Breer, Joe Gibbons
("Caddy", 1:00, 1997. "The
Horror",2:00,1997. "Pool Boy", 1:00,
1997). "I"m Crazy and You’re Not
Wrong", Anne McGuire, 11:00, 1997.
"Ashley", Animal Charm, 9:00, 1997.
"Actions in Action", HalfLifers, 10:30,
1997. "The Telling", Anne McGuire,
11:00, 1998. "Multiple Barbie", Joe
Gibbons, 9:00, 1998. "Cardoso Flea
Circus", Maria Fernanda Cardoso,
Ross Rudesch Harley, 8:00, 1997.
"When I Was a Monster", Anne
McGuire, 6:00,1996. "Lightfoot Fever",
Animal Charm, 1:30, 1996.
American Revolutionary: The
Evolution of Grace Lee Boggs
The Americans: The Complete
First Season
Amos ’n’ Andy: Anatomy of a
Controversy
DVD
84 min
2013
DVD 4281
Documentary about Grace Lee
Boggs,a 98-year-old Chinese American
writer, activist and philospher, rooted
for more than 70 years in the labor, civil
rights, and Black Power movements,
and resident of Detroit.Angela Davis,
Bill Moyers, Bill Ayers, Ruby Dee and
Ossie Davis, Danny Glover, Boggs’s
late husband James and a host of
Detroit comrades across three
generations help shape this uniquely
American story.
DVD
572 min
2013
DVD 4518
First American TV drama series set
during the Cold War period in the
1980s,the story of Elizabeth (Keri
Russell) and Philip Jennings (Matthew
Rhys), two Soviet KGB officers posing
as an American married couple in the
suburbs of Washington, D.C., and their
neighbor, Stan Beeman (Noah
Emmerich), an FBI agent.
VHS
60 min
1986
V 283
Documentary on the Amos ’n’ Andy
radio and television shows, narrated by
George Kirby. With footage of creators
Freeman Gosden and Charles Correll
in their radio roles, and highlights from
the television show. Jesse Jackson and
others discuss the show’s impact on
American audiences. (b&w)
Americas: The Latin American
and Caribbean Presence in the
U.S. (Southern California, Miami,
New York City)
Amos ’n’ Andy Show
American Splendor
DVD
100 min
2003
DVD 698
The life of misanthropic comic book
writer Harvey Pekar, told through a
combination of narrative, animation,
and documentary. Paul Giamatti plays
Pekar, and James Urbaniak plays his
friend, artist R. Crumb.
VHS
60 min
1993
V 1081 in storage
This program examines the impact that
Hispanics in the United States are
having on American society, culture
and politics. It looks at three groups:
Cubans in Miami, Puerto Ricans in
New York City and Chicanos in
Southern California.
American Tongues
Americas: Builders of Images:
Latin American Cultural Identity
(Puerto Rico, Brazil, Mexico,
Argentina)
DVD
56 min
1987
DVD 2246
Examines some of the regional, social,
and ethnic differences in American
speech, and the attitudes people have
about those differences
American Tongues
VHS
56 min
1986
V 518 in storage
Examines some of the regional, social,
and ethnic differences in American
speech, and the attitudes people have
about those differences.
VHS
60 min
1993
V 1080
A series of programs looking at
contemporary Latin America. In this
program, meet artists from Puerto
Rico, Brazil, Mexico and Argentina who
are creating works that reflect and
influence their people’s cultural identity.
Americas: In Women’s Hands:
The Changing Roles of Women
(Chile)
DVD
98 min
1981
DVD 947
Scary and funny horror film about two
American students who are attacked by
a werewolf on a trip through the
English countryside. With David
Naughton and Griffin Dunne.
VHS
60 min
1993
V 1079 in storage
A series of programs looking at
contemporary Latin America. This
program focuses on the women of Chile
and how political and social changes
since the 1970’s has changed the
traditional role of women. Women have
become a new force, changing families,
their communities and their country.
The Americanization of Emily
Amistad
An American Werewolf in
London
DVD
115 min
1964
DVD 1963
During the build-up to D-Day in 1944,
the British found themselves hosting
thousands of American soldiers who
were "oversexed, overpaid, and over
here". One of these soldiers, who tries
to make his life as smooth and risk-free
as possible, finds his strategy tested
when he falls for an English woman,
and his commanding officer’s nervous
breakdown leads to Charlie being sent
on a senseless and dangerous
mission. (b&w)
DVD
155 min
1997
DVD 97
Based on a true story of enslaved
Africans who overtake their ship and
attempt to return home, but are put on
trial in America.
Amores Perros
DVD
153 min
2000
DVD 945
Three lives intertwine in the aftermath
of a terrible car crash in Mexico City, in
Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu’s debut
feature.
17
16MM
30 min
F 23
A kinescope of the original broadcast
of the pilot television program in which
Kingfish tries to trick Andy out of a rare
nickel. (b&w)
The Amos and Andy Show: The
Rare coin; The Kingfish gets
drafted; The Broken Clock; The
Invisible Glass
VHS
105 min
V 96
Four complete episodes from the
popular TV show of the 1050’s: "The
Rare Coin" (pilot episode), "The
Kingfish Gets Drafted", "The Broken
Clock", and "Inside the Invisible Glass".
(b&w)
The Amos N Andy Show
DVD
600 min
1951
DVD 3256
20 Episodes of the 50’s television
show. (b&w)
Amreeka:
DVD
96 min
2009
DVD 2772
This debut feature from writer-director
Cherien Dabis tells the story of a
Palestinian family’s adjustment to life in
the U.S. With Nisreen Faour and
Melkar Muallem. In English and Arabic.
Anaconda
VHS
90 min
1997
V 3373 in storage
Documentary film crew on location in
the Brazilian rain forest encounters
gigantic snake. With Jennifer Lopez,
Ice Cube, and Jon Voight.
Analysis and Synthesis of
Sensations: Parietal and
Occipital Lobes
VHS
23 min
1974
V 284-14 in storage
(Anatomical Basis of Brain Function).
Part 6 of Wendell J.S. Kreig’s series on
the brain.
Anastasia
VHS
105 min
1956
DVD 4480,V 2408 (in storage)
Epic historical drama film directed by
Anatole Litvak, set in interwar France.
The film tells the story of a suicidal
amnesiac (Ingrid Bergman), whose
remarkable resemblance to the Grand
Duchess Anastasia Nikolaevna of
Russia – the youngest daughter of the
late Tsar Nicholas II and Empress
Alexandra Feodorovna, who is rumored
to have survived the execution of her
family – draws her into a plot devised
by the former White Russian General
Bounine (Yul Brynner) and his
associates to swindle from the Grand
Duchess an inheritance of £10 million.
Anatomy of a Murder
DVD
160 min
1959
DVD 2606
Otto Preminger’s courtroom drama
pitting small town lawyer James
Stewart against sophisticated
prosecutor George C. Scott. Based on
the novel by Robert Traver. Features
score by Duke Ellington.
Ancestral Voices
VHS
58 min
1989
V 1076 in storage
(Bill Moyers: The Power of the Word).
Features poets who turn to the past
and their own cultural heritages to
understand the present: Garret Hongo,
Joy Harjo, and Mary TallMountain.
Anchor of the Soul: A
Documentary About Black
History in Maine
VHS
60 min
V1207 in storage
A look at African American history and
race relations in northern New
England. Focuses on the struggle to
establish a black church in Portland,
Maine. Music by Jane Sapp and the
Gertrude E. Brown Choir of Green
memorial AME Zion Church. Narrated
by Barbara Jordan.
Ancient Greece
DVD
120 min
DVD 1725
This documentary, shot on location
across Greece, present the religion,
art, customs, and architecture of Greek
culture which have survived throughout
its 4,000 year history.
Ancient Theatres of Greece and
Rome
DVD
22 min
2005
DVD 1332
Illustrates how the concept of theatre
evolved from the "seeing spaces" of
ancient Greece to Rome’s Theatre of
Pompey. Presented by Professor
Richard Beachum of King’s College
London.
And Starring Pancho Villa As
Himself
Andy Warhol: A Documentary
Film
DVD
115 min
2004
DVD 2600
Antonio Banderas plays the title
character in this HBO television film,
based on the true story of how Mexican
Revolutionary, Pancho Villa, allowed a
Hollywood crew to film him in battle,
altering the course of film and military
history in the process. With Jim
Broadbent, Alan Arkin, and Colm Feore
as D.W. Griffith.
DVD
240 min
2006
dv1425
Stretching across five decades and
spanning Warhol’s career from
Pittsburgh to New York, this
documentary about the infamous pop
artist Andy Warhol combines oncamera interviews and home movie
footage of his life to explore the
complete spectrum of his artistic
achievement.
Anémic cinéma
And The Band Played On
DVD
140 min
1993
DVD 1914
Story of the discovery of the AIDS
virus, from the early days in 1978 when
numerous San Francisco gays began
dying from unknown causes, to the
identification of the HIV virus.
And the Ship Sails On
DVD
127 min
1984
DVD 2630
Criterion edition of Fellini’s fable about
a motley crew of European aristocrats
(and a lovesick rhinoceros!) who board
a luxurious ocean liner on the eve of
World War I to scatter the ashes of a
beloved diva.
And You Don’t Stop: 30 Years
of Hip Hop
DVD
300 min
2004
DVD 4746
VH1/Perry Films 2-disc history of hiphop music and culture. Disc 1. episode
1. Back in the day (43:39 min.).
episode 2. Bring the noise (43:45
min.). Disc 2. episode 3. Gangsta
gangsta (43:41 min.). episode 4. Life
after death (43:46 min.).
Anderson Platoon
VHS
64 min
1966
V1324
Originally produced as a television
program for broadcast by the French
Broadcasting System. Follows a
racially diverse combat unit for six
weeks during the Vietnam War. (b&w)
Andrei Rublev
DVD
205 min
1966
DVD 1813
The tale of the 15th century icon
painter who survives the cruelties of
medieval Russia to create works of art.
As bloody Tartar raids, religious
brutality, and pagan rites work to quell
Rublev’s desires and needs, he
undertakes a spiritual odyssey that
affirms man’s ability to transcend
adversity. This restored director’s cut is
presented in letterbox format; Russian
with English subtitles. (b&w)
18
16MM
10 min
1927
F 127
Dada film consisting of verbal and
visual puns inscribed on rotating spirals.
Man Ray and Marc Allegret worked
with Duchamp on this film. (b&w)
An Angel at My Table
VHS
157 min
1991
V 2298 in storage
Jane Campion’s film biography of writer
Janet Frame. With Kerry Fox.
Angel Baby
VHS
101 min
1996
V 3346 in storage
Australian drama about recovering
mental patients who marry and start a
family. With John Lynch and
Jacqueline McKenzie.
Angel Face
DVD
91 min
1953
DVD 4069
Film noir directed by Otto Preminger,
filmed on location in Beverly Hills, and
starring Robert Mitchum and Jean
Simmons. (b&w)
Angel Heart
DVD
112 min
1987
DVD 713
Mickey Rourke, Robert DeNiro, and
Lisa Bonet in Alan Parker’s
atmospheric mystery, set in Harlem,
New Orleans, and the voodoo-haunted
swamps of Louisiana.
Angel: Season One
DVD
990 min
1999
DVD 732
All 22 episodes from the debut season
of this Buffy spin-off, in which David
Boreanaz’ tortured "vampire with a
soul" leaves Sunnydale for L.A. Sixdisc set includes audio commentary by
creators Joss Whedon and David
Greenwalt, featurettes, and scripts for
"Five by Five" and "Sanctuary."
Angel: Season Two
DVD
990 min
2000
DVD 733
All 22 episodes from the second
season, as Angel continues to seek
redemption in L.A. Includes
"Judgement", "Are You Now or Have
You Ever Been", "Darla", and
"Epiphany", as well as featurettes and
audio commentary from writer Tim
Minear and director Fred Keller.
Angel: Special Collector’s Set
Animated Films of Karen Aqua
DVD
990 min
1999
DV3772
All 5 seasons of Joss Whedon’s spinoff
from the Buffy TV series, which
chronicles the ongoing adventures of
Angel (David Boreanaz) a fallen demon
working as a private detective in Los
Angeles.
DVD
80 min
2007
DVD 2463
Animated films dealing with themes of
ritual, journeys, and transformation,
including: Perpetual Motion (1992, 5
min. music: Ken Field), Ground Zero/
Sacred Ground (1997, 9 min. music:
Ken Field), Andaluz (2004, 6 min.
collaboration with Joanna Priestly,
music: Juanito Pascual), Sensorium
(2007, 5 min. music: Ken Field),
Kakania (1989, 4 min. music
composed by Karlo Tacky, performed
by Skin), Nine Lives (1987, 7 min.
music: Ken Field, Robert Moses, Ken
Winokur), Yours For The Taking (1984,
7 min. collaboration with clay artist
Jeanee Redmond, music: D. Sharpe),
Vis-A-Vis (1982, 12 min. music:
Jacques Dorier), Penetralia (1976, 4
min. music: Fla Lewis, Ken Field),
Heavenly Bodies (1980, 3 min, music
by the Handsome Brothers).
The Angel that Stands By Me:
Minnie Evans’ Paintings
VHS
29 min
1983
V 357 in storage
Portrait of an 88 year old black artist
who creates a world of mythical
animals, religious imagery, and natural
beauty.
Angels in America
DVD
352 min
2003
DVD 3780
Mike Nichols’ adaptation of Tony
Kusher’s Pulitzer Prize- winning play.
Set in New York City in the 1980’s, the
story follows a group of people whose
lives are affected by the AIDS crisis.
With Al Pacino, Meryl Streep, and
Emma Thompson. Winner of the
Golden Globe Award for Best
Miniseries.
Angels & Insects
DVD
118 min
1995
DVD 1450
A biologist discovers the dark side of
Victorian England. With Kristin ScottThomas and Patsy Kensit. Directed by
Philip Haas.
Angels With Dirty Faces
DVD
78 min
1938
DVD 898
Two childhood friends grow up to take
very different paths– one becomes a
gangster, and one a parish priest. With
James Cagney, Pat O’Brien, and
Humphrey Bogart, and the Dead End
Kids. DVD extras include Leonard
Maltin hosting "Warner Night at the
Movies", a featurette, and commentary
by film historian Dana Polan. (b&w)
Animal Charm
VHS
30 min
1998
V 3382 in storage
Five absurdist experimental shorts by
Jim Fetterly and Rich Bott, the
Chicago-based video duo called Animal
Charm. Includes "Stuffing", "Slow Gin
Soul Stallion","Lightfoot Fever",
"Working Together", and "Ashley".
The Animation Show
DVD
DVD 518
Collection of animated films selected
for the 2003 show put together by Mike
Judge and Don Hertzfeldt. Includes
work by Adam Elliot, "Bathtime in
Clerkenwell" by Alex Budovsky, and
Pjotr Sapegin’s "Aria."
The Animation Show of Shows
Box Set 1
DVD
2007
DVD 3975
6-DVD collection of 18 award-winning
animated short films: V. 1. Gopher
broke / Jeff Fowler (2004) ; The Hill
Farm / Mark Baker (1989) ; The fan and
the flower / Bill Plympton (2005) v. 2.
Astronauts / Matt Walker (2005) ; Das
Rad / Chris Stenner, Heidi Wittlinger
and Arvid Uibel (2001) ; Ski jumping
pairs / Riichiro Mashima (2002) v. 3
City Paradise / Gaelle Denis (2004) ;
Anijam / Marv Newland (1984) ; Car
craze / Evert de Beijer (2003) v. 4. Jolly
Roger / Mark Baker (1998) ; Morir de
amor / Gil Alkabetz (2004) ; Cameras
take five / Steve Woloshen (2003) v. 5.
Hilary / Anthony Hodgson (1994) ; Le
foto dello scandalo / Daniele Lunghini
(2000) ; Fast film / Virgil Widrich (2003)
v. 6. A gentleman’s duel / Franciso
Ruiz Velasco, Sean McNally (2006) ;
Life in transition / John R. Dilworth
(2005) ; Revolution of the crabs / Arthur
de Pins (2004).
The Animation Show of Shows
Box Set 2
DVD
DVD 3976
18 award-winning animated short films:
Vol. 7. Badgered (Sharon Colman,
2005) ; Swamp (Gil Alkabetz, 1991);
Nibbles (Chris Hinton, 2003) vol. 8.
Strange invaders (Cordell Barker,
2001) ; Run of the mill (Borge Ring,
1999) ; Falling in love again (Munro
Ferguson, 2003) vol. 9. Hasta los
huesos (Rene Castillo, 2001) ; Fallen
(Peter Kaboth, 2004) ; Crime and
19
punishment (Piotr Dumala, 2000) vol.
10. Get in the car (Greg Holfeld, 2003)
; Aunt Luisa (Tim Miller, 2002) ; The toll
collector (Rachel Johnson, 2002) vol.
11. Ryan (Chris Landreth, 2004) ; Eat
(Bill Plympton, 2001) ; Flux vol. 12
(Chris Hinton, 2002). My grandmother
ironed the king’s shirts (Torill Kove,
1999) ; Black soul (Martine Chartrand,
2000) ; Shipwrecked (Frodo Kuiper,
2005). (b&w)
The Animation Show of Shows
Box Set 3
DVD
2007
DVD 3977
18 award-winning animated short films:
Vol. 13. Father and daughter (Michael
Dudok de Wit, 2000) ; 3 misses (Paul
Driessen, 1998); From the 104th floor
(Serguei Bassine, 2002) vol. 14. When
the day breaks (Wendy Tilby, Amanda
Forbis, 1999) ; When life departs
(Sefan Fjeldmark, Karsten Kiilerich,
1996) ; Radio Umanak (Marie Jose van
der Linden, 2001) vol. 15. The monk
and the fish (Michael Dudok de Wit,
1994) ; A hunting lesson (Jacques
Drouin, 2001) ; 2D or not 2D (Paul
Driessen, 2003) vol. 16. Bob’s birthday
(David Fine, Alison Snowden, 1993) ;
Aria (Pjotr Sapegin, 2001) ; Girls night
out (Joanna Quinn, 1986) vol. 17. The
cat came back (Cordell Barker, 1988) ;
Village of idiots (Eugene Fedorenko,
Rose Newlove, 1999) ; In the rough
(Paul Taylor, 2004) vol. 18. Mt. Head
(Koji Yamamura, 2002); The big snit
(Richard Condie, 1985) ; The man
without a shadow (George
Schwizgebel, 2004) Subjects:Animated
films.
The Animation Show of Shows
Box Set 4
DVD
DVD 3978
6-disc collection of animated shorts,
including KJFG No.5 by Alexey Alexeev,
The Sweater by Sheldon Cohen, When
the Bats are Quiet by Fabio Lignini,
Skhizein by Jeremy Clapin,Guard Dog
by Bill Plympton, Some Friends He
Made: Molotov Alva Meets the Hobo
King by Douglas Gayeton,Oktapodi by
Julien Bocabeille, Francois-Xavier
Chanioux, Olivier Delabarre, Theirry
Marchand, Quen-tin Marmier and
Emud Mokhberi,Beton by Ariel Belinco
and Michael Faust,La Memoria Dei
Cani by Simone Massi,A Mouse’s Tale
by Benjamin Renner,Blackfly by Chris
Hinton, En tus Brazos by Francois
Xavier Goby, Edouard Jouret and
Matthieu Landour,Overtime by Oury
Atlan, Thibaut Berland and Damien
Ferrie,The Da Vinci Time Code by Gil
Alkabetz,Santa: The Fascist Years by
Bill Plympton, Frank Film by Frank
Mouris,The Wallet by Vincent
Bierrewaert, and t.o.m. by Dan Gray
and Tom Brown.
Animatrix
DVD
89 min
2003
DVD 355
9 short animated films, including
computer generated animation and
Japanese anime, featuring 3 films
written by Matrix creators Andy and
Larry Wachowski: "Final Flight of the
Osiris", the two- part "The Second
Renaissance" and "Kid’s Story."
Anna Christie
DVD
89 min
1931
DVD 2605
1930 MGM film version of Eugene
O’Neill’s play stars Greta Garbo as a
disillusioned prostitue. With Marie
Dressler and Charles Bickford. With art
direction by Cedric Gibbons and
costume design by Adrian.
Anna Karenina
DVD
130 min
2012
DVD 4770
British historical romance directed by
Joe Wright, adapted by Tom Stoppard
from Leo Tolstoy’s 1877 novel. Keira
Knightley stars as Anna Karenina, with
Jude Law as Karenin and Aaron
Taylor-Johnson as Vronsky.
Anna Karenina
VHS
96 min
1987
V 838 in storage
Greta Garbo and Fredric March in the
screen version of Tolstoy’s novel.
(b&w)
Anna Sokolow, Choreographer
VHS
20 min
1991
V 1154 in storage
Uses documentary photographs and
interviews to present the life of
choreographer Anna Sokolow.
Includes commentary by the artist.
Anna Nicole: The Opera
DVD
120 min
2011
DVD 3341
The Royal Opera commission from
composer Mark-Anthony Turnage,
librettist Richard Thomas and director
Richard Jones adds Anna Nicole Smith
to opera’s gallery of tragic women. An
opera of the life of Anna Nicole.
Annie Hall
DVD
93 min
1977
DVD 540, DVD 4007
Woody Allen’s romantic comedy classic,
with Diane Keaton, Tony Roberts, Carol
Kane, and Shelley Duvall.
Annie Leibovitz: Celebrity
Photographer
VHS
51 min
1993
V 1927
Profile of Rolling Stone photographer,
focusing on her singular style of
portraiture.
Annie Leibovitz: Life Through a
Lens
Ansel Adams Photographer
DVD
83 min
2008
DVD 2010
Directed by Barbara Leibovitz, this
documentary traces the arc of her
sister, acclaimed photographer Annie
Leibovitz. Includes interviews with her
subjects, including Demi Moore, Hillary
Rodham Clinton, and Whoopi
Goldberg.
The Anthropologist
Annie Oakley
DVD
90 min
1935
DVD 3352
A biopic about the wild west
sharpshooter Annie Oakley. (b&w)
Annie Oakley
VHS
60 min
V 2028 in storage
Classic Saturday AM western, with Gail
Davis as sharpshooter Annie Oakley.
(b&w)
The Anniversary Party
DVD
115 min
2001
DVD 878
Ensemble drama written and directed
by Alan Cumming and Jennifer Jason
Leigh, shot on digital video. A recently
reconciled Hollywood couple throw
themselves an anniversary party that
turns into an all-night therapy session.
With Phoebe Cates, Kevin Kline, John
C. Reilly, Parker Posey, and Gwyneth
Paltrow.
Anorexia and Bulimia
VHS
19 min
1987
V 409 in storage
Explains the dangerously addictive
nature of anorexia and bulimia, and
their possible effects on the
cardiovascular and central nervous
systems. A nutritionist demonstrates
the extremes to which people with
these eating disorders commonly go in
their addiction.
Another Happy Day
DVD
119 min
2011
DVD 4195
Comedy-drama about a family under
stress,written and directed by Sam
Levinson, featuring an ensemble cast
including Ellen Barkin, Kate Bosworth,
Ellen Burstyn, Thomas Haden Church,
George Kennedy, Ezra Miller, Demi
Moore, Siobhan Fallon Hogan, Michael
Nardelli, Jeffrey DeMunn, and Diana
Scarwid.
Another Perfect World: In
Search of Virtual Paradise
DVD
DVD 3006
110 min
2009
Ansel Adams
DVD
100 min
2002
DVD240
Portrait of photographer Ansel Adams,
highlighting his achievements as an
artist, a pioneer in photographic
technique, and an environmental
activist.
20
VHS
60 min
1997
V02348 (in storage), DVD 3905
Portrait of photographer Ansel Adams.
DVD
80 min
2015
DVD 4857
Documentary telling parallel stories of
cultural anthropologist Margaret Mead
and Susie Crate, an environmental
anthropologist currently studying the
impact of climate change. Mead and
Crate’s daughters are the film’s
storytellers. Mead’s daughter is Mary
Catherine Bateson, a 76-year-old
cultural anthropologist. Crate’s
daughter is Katie Yegorov-Crate, a
teenager who begrudgingly travels with
her mother. During the film, shot over
the course of five years,Katie ages
from 13 to 18.
Antigone
DVD
82 min
1961
DVD 606
Irene Pappas in film adaptation of
Sophocles’ tragedy about the daughter
of Oedipus, who defies the King of
Thebes. With Manos Katrakis. (b&w)
Antigone
DVD
91 min
1972
DVD 2911
Genevieve Bujold, Stacy Keach and
Fritz Weaver star in this 1972
production of Jean Anouilh’s dramatic
retelling of the Sophocles tragedy. A
presentation of Thirteen/WNET New
York, Theatre in America 1972.
Antigone
VHS
111 min
V 3389 (in storage)
BBC production of Sophocles’ tragedy
about the conflict between moral and
political law. With Juliet Stevenson,
John Shrapnel, and John Gielgud.
Antonia: Portrait of a Woman
DVD
58 min
1974
DVD 2181
Jill Godmilow collaborated with singer
Judy Collins on this Academy Awardnominated documentary about musical
pioneer Dr. Antonia Brico: conductor,
teacher, the first woman ever to
conduct the Berlin Philharmonic, and
one of the first female conductors of
any significant orchestra. The film
takes an adventurous approach to the
documentary form, using animated
sequences and other unusual
techniques.
Antonia’s Line
DVD
102 min
1995
DVD 72
Spirited, independent woman starts a
new life with her young daughter in a
small Dutch village, following World
War II. With Willeke von Ammelrooy.
Antonioni’s Zabriskie Point
Apollo 13
DVD
114 min
1970
DVD 2540
The second of three English-language
films (the others were The Passenger
and Blowup) Antonioni was contracted
to direct for producer Carlo Ponti. With
Mark Frechette and Daria Halprin.
DVD
DVD 3400
Antony and Cleopatra
VHS
171 min
1981
V 380A, B, C (in storage)
(BBC Shakespeare Plays).
Shakespeare’s sequel to "Julius
Caesar" chronicles Antony’s rise to
power and his ultimate downfall.
Production design inspired by Paolo
Veronese’s paintings. Cast includes
Colin Blakely and Jane Lapotaire.
Antony Tudor
VHS
60 min
1985
v 2426 in storage
Profile of innovative ballet
choreographer Antony Tudor. Includes
interviews with Tudor, Agnes de Mille,
Nora Kaye, Margaret Craske and
Martha Hill, interspersed with excerpts
from Tudor’s ballets, including Dark
Elegies, Pillar of Fire, and Jardin aux
Lilas.
The Apartment
DVD
125 min
1960
DVD 2524
Billy Wilder’s comedy-drama, starring
Shirley MacLaine, Jack Lemmon, and
Fred MacMurray.
140 min
1995
Appaloosa
DVD
115 min
2008
DVD 3380
Two friends hired to police a small town
that is suffering under the rule of a
rancher find their job complicated by
the arrival of a young widow.
The Apprenticeship of Duddy
Kravitz
VHS
121 min
1974
V 1915 in storage
Canadian comedy-drama, based on
Mordecai Richler’s novel about an
ambitious young man’s climb out of the
Jewish ghetto of 1940’s
Apocalypse Now
DVD
202 min
1979
DVD 2348
Contains 1979 version and 2001
re-edited version.
Apocalypse Now Redux
DVD
202 min
2000
DVD 2132
The definitive version of Francis Ford
Coppola’s 1970’s classic, re-edited, remastered, and with 49 minutes of
additional footage.
Apocalypto
DVD
138 min
2006
DV1584
Set during the decline of the Mayan
civilization before the conquistadores
arrived, the story follows a noble
savage, Jaguar Paw (Rudy
Youngblood), taken from his village by
brutish invaders and brought to the
temple for sacrifice. Mayan with
English subtitles.
VHS
113 min
1956
V1299 v.2 English subtitles
(Apu Trilogy). Second film in Satyajit
Ray’s Apu Trilogy. Apu encounters the
school system in Benares, and
intellectual life at the University in
Calcutta. With Karuna Bannerjee,
Shanti Gupta, and Kanu Bannerjee.
(b&w)
Apu Trilogy: World of Apu (Apu
Apur Sansar)
VHS
106 min
1959
V1299 v.3 English subtitles.
Third part of the Apu Trilogy. Apu, now
a shy young man, marries according to
Hindu custom, but realizes his love for
his new wife. With Soumitra Chatterjee,
Sharmila Tagore, and Aloke
Chakravarty.
Arbitrage
DVD
DVD 3042
DVD
107 min
2012
DVD 3613
Suspense thriller about love, loyalty,
and high finance. With Richard Gere,
Susan Sarandon, and Tim Roth.
Appropriate Behavior
Arbuckle and Keaton Volume
One
Approaching Literature: Aphra
Behn’s The Rover
DVD
86 min
2014
DVD 4460
Brooklynite Shirin, the daughter of welloff Persian immigrants, is left homeless
and jobless after her girlfriend Maxine
breaks up with her. Written and
directed by Desiree Akhavan, the film
stars Akhavan as Shirin.
The Apartment
VHS
125 min
1960
V 1904 (in storage)
Jack Lemmon plays an ambitious
employee who lends his apartment to
his philandering bosses. With Fred
MacMurray and Shirley MacLaine.
(b&w)
Apu Trilogy: Aparajito
(Unvanquished)
Apu Trilogy: Pather Panchali
DVD
126 min
1955
DVD 468
First film in Satyajit Ray’s series about
a rural family in India whose young son
dreams of leaving their remote Bengal
village to visit the city. With Karuna
Bannerjee. (b&w)
Apu Trilogy: Pather Panchali
VHS
113 min
1954
V1299 v.1, in storage
First in Satyajit Ray’s series known as
the Apu Trilogy. Chronicles the life of
the Bengali boy Apu and the struggle of
his father to support his impoverished
and luckless family, first in a rural
village and later in the holy city of
Benares. (b&w)
Aparajito: Unvanquished (World
of Apu, Part 2)
DVD
111 min
1958
DVD 469
Second chapter in Satyajit Ray’s series
follows Apu from childhood to
adolescence, as his family is tested by
tragedy. With Shanti Gupta, Kanu
Banerjee, Smaran Ghosal, and Karuna
Bannerjee. (b&w)
21
DVD
125 min
DVD 2608
The Original Comique/Paramount
Shorts 1917-1920. Includes The Bell
Boy; The Butcher Boy; Out West;
Moonshine; and The Hayseed.
Arbuckle at Keystone
VHS
59 min
V 788 in storage
Fatty Arbuckle and Mabel Normand in
"Fatty and Mabel Adrift", "Fatty Joins the
force", and "The Speed Kings". (b&w)
Arbuckle Festival
VHS
68 min
V 791 in storage
Fatty Arbuckle in "Patty’s Faithful Fido",
"Fatty’s New Role", "Fatty’s Tintype
Tangle", and "Coney Island". (b&w)
The Architects
DVD
97 min
1990
DVD2447
The architect Daniel Brenner is in his
late thirties when he receives his first
challenging and lucrative commission:
to design a cultural center for a satellite
town in East-Berlin. He accepts the
offer under the condition that he gets to
choose who he works with. This way,
he reunites with former colleagues and
friends - most of them architects or
students of architecture who have
since chosen a different profession due
to personal restraint or economic
confinement. Together, they develop a
concept which they hope will be more
appealing to the public than the
conventional and dull constructions
common to the German Democratic
Republic. However, their ambitious
plans are once and again foiled by their
conservative supervisors.
Architecture and Design of Man
and Woman
DVD
60 min
2005
DVD 1815
Using Alexander Tsiaris’ imaging
techniques, this program reveals the
architecture of the human body in an
entirely new and fluid way. Data
gathered with the latest digital
technologies has enabled Tsiaris and
his team to construct, system by
system, comprehensive threedimensional animations of both male
and female forms. Muscles and
skeleton, the mechanics of digestion,
the circadian rhythms of the heart, the
intricacy of the brain and nerve
network–all are manifested here and
paralleled with the real-life anatomies
of rock climbers, swimmers, and
basketball players in lucid movement
demonstrations.
Architecture of Doom
VHS
119 min
1991
V 1499 (in storage)
Analyzes the Nazi aesthetic in art,
architecture, and popular culture, and
proposes it as motivation for Nazi
atrocities.
L’argent
VHS
82 min
1983
V 2286 (in storage)
Inspired by a story by Tolstoy, Robert
Bresson’s final film tells the story of
what happens when a counterfeit 500franc bill sets off a chain reaction of
corruption, deception, and even
violence. With Christian Patey and
Caroline Lang.
Arizona Bad Man
VHS
50 min
V 1721 in storage
"B" Western, featuring Reb Russell and
his horse Rebel. (b&w)
Arizona Dream
DVD
DVD 3484
119 min
1993
Arlington Road
DVD
117 min
1999
DVD 1284
Conspiracy thriller about a professor
who fears he’s living next door to
terrorists. With Jeff Bridges, Tim
Robbins, and Joan Cusack.
Army of Shadows
DVD
145 min
1969
DVD 2746
Set in German-occupied Lyons during
WWII, Jean-Pierre Melville’s film
concerns a French Resistance fighter
(Lino Ventura) who is betrayed by an
informer and sent to a prison camp,
where he awaits the Gestapo. Based
on Joseph Kessel’s novel, Army of
Shadows is one of Melville’s most
personal works, because he was a
Resistance fighter himself. With Paul
Meurisse, Jean-Pierre Cassel, and
Simone Signoret. Criterion 2-disc
edition includes a rare short
documentary, Le Journal de la
Resistance (1944)shot on the front
lines of the final days of
German-occupied France.
Around the World in 72 Days
DVD
56 min
1997
DVD 4113
PBS documentary about journalist
Nellie Bly, who at 19 talked her way into
an improbable job on a newspaper, then
went on to become known as "the best
reporter in America." To expose abuse
of the mentally ill, she had herself
committed. When she traveled around
the world in just 72 days, beating Jules
Verne’s fictional escapade, she turned
herself into a world celebrity. An
American Experience production.
Around the World in 72 Days
VHS
60 min
2000
V 3371 (in storage)
The story of New York journalist Nelie
Bly, who made a name for herself in the
late 1800’s as a daredevil reporter,
posing as a patient in mental hospitals,
to expose conditions, crusading for the
rights of the poor, and becoming an
international celebrity with her "around
the world" trip, trying to beat Jules
Vernes’ fictional schedule.
Arrested Development Season
One
DVD
512 min
2003
DVD 2192
The first season of the Emmy Awardwinning comedy series chronicles the
surreal and dysfunctional adventures of
the Bluths, a wealthy Orange County,
California family that tries to temper its
indulgences when patriarch George
Bluth, Sr. (Jeffrey Tambor) is jailed.
Arrested Development Season
Three
DVD
285 min
2005
DVD 2899
In the third season of this Emmywinning TV comedy, Michael Bluth
realizes that it’s his Uncle Oscar
serving time in prison, not his father.
Arrested Development Season
Two
DVD
132 min
2005
Level-headed son Michael Bluth takes
over family affairs after his father is
imprisoned. But the rest of his spoiled,
dysfunctional family are making his job
unbearable.
Arsenic and Old Lace
DVD
118 min
1944
DVD 1933
Cary Grant stars in this hilarious black
comedy about two sweet old ladies
who poison lonely old men with
elderberry wine, as a kindness. Cary is
the confused nephew who has to
juggle dead bodies, escaped
murderers and an uncle who thinks
he’s Teddy Roosevelt with a marriage
announcement and the police. With
Peter Lorre as Dr. Einstein.
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Art:21 - Art in the Twenty-First
Century (Season Four)
DVD
220 min
2007
DVD 2467
A four-hour PBS series on modern art
that goes beyond a visit to a museum to
give access to the artists themselves.
Art:21 - Art in the Twenty-First
Century (Season Three)
DVD
220 min
2005
DVD 2466
The third season of PBS’s intimate look
at modern American artists and their
work.
Art City: A Ruling Passion
DVD
58 min
2002
DVD 887
Profiles artists who use their art to
explore emotional or psychological
states or themes, including Louise
Bourgeois, Michael Ray Charles,
Elizabeth Peyton, Ed Ruscha, Lari
Pittman, Richmond Burton, and David
Deutsch. With commentary from writer/
curator Dave Hickey, New Museum
founder Marcia Tucker, and actor/
collector David Alan Grier.
Art City: Making It in Manhattan
DVD
58 min
1996
DVD 888
Focuses on the artists, collectors, and
dealers who make up the contemporary
art scene in New York City. Features
Louise Bourgeois, Brice Marden,
Chuck Close, Neil Jenney, Gary
Simmons, Elizabeth Murray, Ashley
Bickerton, Richmond Burton, Cletus
Johnson, and Ursula von Rydingsvard.
Part of the three-part series Art City.
Art City: Simplicity
DVD
59 min
2002
DVD 886
Documentary on a cross-section of the
American contemporary art world,
ranging from Santa Fe to Woodstock to
Manhattan. Includes interviews with
critics, curators, dealers, and artists,
including Richard Tuttle, Agnes Martin,
John Baldessari, Amy Adler, Joan
Snyder, Mike Bidlo, Carolyn Martin,
Christopher Knight, Dave Hickey,
Marcia Tucker, and Herb and Dorothy
Vogel. Part of a 3-part series, Art City.
Art & Copy
DVD
89 min
2009
DVD 3014
Doug Pray’s documentary about
advertising and inspiration reveals the
work and wisdom of some of the most
influential advertising creatives of our
time – people who’ve profoundly
impacted our culture, yet are virtually
unknown outside their industry.
Bringing about advertising’s "creative
revolution", these artists and writers,
including George Lois, Mary Wells, Dan
Wieden, Lee Clow, Hal Riney among
others featured in ART & COPY were
responsible for "Just Do It," "I Love NY,"
"Where’s the Beef?," "Got Milk," "Think
Different," and brilliant campaigns for
everything from cars to presidents.
Art Is . . . Elements of Design
VHS
30 min
1996
V 3220 in storage
Very basic introduction to the seven
elements of design: line, shape, form,
color, value, texture, and space.
The Art of Being Fully Human
Umatic
58 min
1979
V 4 (DVD copy of Umatic tape)
Educator Leo Buscaglia celebrates
human potential.
The Art of Buster Keaton
DVD
dvd 1302 volumes 1-11
Volume 1: Our Hospitality/Sherlock, Jr.
Volume 2: The Navigator/The Boat/The
Love Nest. Volume 3: Seven Chances/
Neighbors/The Balloonatic. Volume 4:
Battling Butler/The Haunted House/
The Frozen North. Volume 5: College/
The Electric House/Hard Luck/The
Blacksmith. Volume 6: The General/
The Playhouse/Cops. Volume 7: Go
West/The Scarecrow/The Paleface.
Volume 8: The Saphead/The High
Sign/One Week. Volume 9: Steamboat
Bill, Jr./Convict 13/Daydreams. Volume
10: Three Ages/The Goat/My Wife’s
Relations. Volume 11: Keaton Plus, A
Homage to Buster Keaton.
The Art of Buster Keaton: Go
West
VHS
116 min
1925
V 1515 in storage
Buster Keaton stars opposite an
affectionate cow in this western farce.
Also on this tape: The Scarecrow
(1920) and The Paleface (1921).
(b&w)
The Art of Buster Keaton: The
Navigator
VHS
110 min
1924
V 1513 in storage
Buster Keaton plays a pampered youth
set adrift with an equally inexperienced
girl on a ship marked for destruction.
Also on this tape: The Boat (1921) and
The Love Nest (1923) (b&w)
The Art of Maria Tallchief
DVD
83 min
DVD 619
Ballerina Maria Tallchief in Bell
Telephone Hour telecasts and
Montreal: Radio-Canada telecasts
from 1959 through 1963. Tallchief
dances the Adagio from Balanchine’s
Scotch Symphony, the Pas de Deux
from Fokine’s Les Sylphides, the Grand
pas from Petipa’s Don Quixote, with
Erik Bruhn, and scenes from Swan
Lake, with Andre Eglevsky, among
other performances.
The Art of the Steal
DVD
101 min
2009
DVD 3563
Documentary that follows the struggle
for control of Dr. Albert C. Barnes’ 25
billion dollar collection of modern and
post-impressionist art.
Art of the Western World,
Program 1: The Classical Ideal
VHS
60 min
1989
V 721A in storage
Traces the origins of humanism and
much of Western art to ancient Greece.
Discusses Kouroi and Korai figures and
the architecture of the Parthenon.
Identifies Roman art as inherently
political art that concentrated on
technical sophistication and detail.
Traces the decline of humanistic values
in the late antique period where
classical themes and forms were
adapted to serve Christian purposes.
Features art experts John Boardman
and Richard Brilliant.
Art of the Western World,
Program 2: A White Garment of
Churches- Romanesque and
Gothic
VHS
60 min
1989
V 721B in storage
Examines Romanesque and Gothic
churches as evidence of the values of
the societies that created them. Shows
the effect of monasticism and
pilgrimage on Romanesque church
architecture. Uses Gislebertus’s
sculpture at St. Lazare in Autun to show
the medieval focus on Heaven and the
afterlife. The Gothic architecture,
sculpture and stained glass at St.
Denis and Chartres are discussed as
evidence of a new theology and
profound social changes during the
twelfth and early thirteenth centuries.
Features experts Paul Crossley,
William Clark and Anne Prache.
Art of the Western World,
Program 4: The High
Renaissance
VHS
60 min
1989
V 721D in storage
Covers key aspects of the High
Renaissance, including the advent of
the artist as genius (Leonardo,
Michelangelo, and Raphael), the rise of
Rome as a center of artistic vitality, and
Venetian preoccupation with the quality
of light (Giorgione and Titian). Also
examines the social turbulence of the
late sixteenth century and the
reinterpretation of classical
architectural principles. Features
experts Kathleen Weil-Garris Brandt
and Colin Eisler.
Art of the Western World,
Program 5: Realms of
Light–The Baroque
VHS
60 min
1989
V 721E in storage
Examines the divergent themes of the
baroque period, including a new
emotional appeal as seen in Bernini’s
The Ecstasy of St. Teresa,
Caravaggio’s naturalism, Velasquez’s
multilayered works, and the rise of
bourgeois values as seen in
Rembrandt’s works. Features experts
Irving Lavin and Simon Schama.
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Art of the Western World,
Program 6: An Age of Reason,
An Age of Passion
VHS
60 min
1989
V 721F in storage
Covers the transition from the Rococo
period to Neoclassicism and
Romanticism. Relates stylistic changes
to the French Revolution and the
Napoleonic ward. Covers the work of
David, Géricault, Turner, Delacroix, and
Goya. Features experts Pierre
Rosenberg and Robin Middleton.
Art of the Western World,
Program 7: A Fresh ViewImpressionism and
Post-Impressionism
VHS
60 min
1989
V 721G in storage
Contrasts Courbet’s treatment of
subjects from everyday life with the
innovations and techniques used by
the impressionists in France. Examines
the impressionists’ characteristic
concern with color and changing light
and contrasts this with the very
individualistic visions of the
PostImpressionists. Features experts
John House and Griselda Pollock.
Art of the Western World,
Program 8: Into the Twentieth
Century
VHS
60 min
1989
V 721H in storage
Covers the work of the Fauves, the
Cubists, the International Style, and the
Surrealists. Features experts
Christopher Green and Margit Rowell.
Art of the Western World,
Program 9: In Our Own Time
VHS
60 min
1989
V 721I in storage
Examines why the appearance of
Abstract Expressionism caused the
United States to become a center for
the visual arts. Reviews the diversity of
styles in the postwar period, including
the work of Pollock, Warhol, and
Oldenburg. Also examines the
explosive internationalization of the art
world in the 1970s and 1980s.
Features experts Rosalind Krauss,
Germano Celant, and Clement
Greenberg. (b&w)
Art Through Time: A Global
View
DVD
500 min
2009
DVD 2495
A four disc series, in three programs,
that takes a thematic approach to
surveying the art of many cultures and
historical periods. Themes include
Converging Cultures, Dreams and
Visions, History and Memory (on disc
1), Ceremony and Society, Cosmology
and Belief, Death, (on disc 2),
Domestic Life, Writing, Portraits (on
disc 3), and the Natural World, the
Urban Experience, Conflict and
Resistance, and The Body (on disc 4).
Arthur
The Asianization of America
Aspect: Volume 5–Joie De Vivre
DVD
97 min
1981
DVD 3116
Arthur is a happy drunk with no
pretensions at any ambition. He is also
the heir to a vast fortune which he is told
will only be his if he marries Susan. He
does not love Susan, but she will make
something of him the family expects.
Arthur proposes but then meets a girl
with no money who he could easily fall
in love with. Starring Dudley Moore,
Liza Minnelli and John Gielgud.
VHS
26 min
1988
V 781 in storage
Examines the impact of a growing Asian
population on the American culture and
economy. Looks at historical
prejudices and stereotypes. (b&w)
DVD
31 min
2005
DV1164
A collection of new media and
experimental shorts, including "Your
Harvey at Work", (Harvey Loves
Harvey) "Home Made", (David
Lachman) "Robin Red Breast," "Smile,"
(Toni Latour) "Bambini", (Liz Nofziger)
and "Making Changes," (Lee Walton).
See www.aspectmag.com for more
information on works and artists.
The Artist
DVD
DVD 3462
101 min
2011
Artists in the Lab
VHS
57 min
1982
V 304 in storage
Looks at 20th century pioneers who
are using computers and lasers to
produce a unique array of new artistic
expressions. Includes holograms.
As You Like It (The Complete
Dramatic Works of William
Shakespeare)
DVD
150 min
1978
DVD 417
BBC/Time-Life production of
Shakespeare’s comedy, with Helen
Mirren, Brian Stirner, and Richard
Pasco.
As You Like It
VHS
151 min
1987
V 867 in storage
(BBC Shakespeare Plays).
Shakespeare’s comedy about "natural
differences" and the roles imposed by
society. With Helen Mirren and Richard
Pasco.
The Ascent Of Money: A
Financial History of the World
DVD
240 min
2008
DVD 2496
Historian Niall Ferguson’s series charts
the financial history of the world,
demonstrating the effect that finance
had on historical events throughout the
ages.
Aspect: Volume 1 - Artists of
the Boston Cyberarts Festival
DVD
60 min
2003
DV1160
A collection of short experimental and
new media works, including Christy
Georg: "Attainment," Ravi Jain:
"3SPEED 2000," Henry Kaufman: "The
Memory of Your Touch," Peter
Tucker:"Irrigation," & David Webber:
"Language Extension #4". With
commentary by curators and critics.
See www.aspectmag.com for more
information on works and artists.
Aspect: Volume 2 - Artists of
the West Coast
DVD
35 min
2003
DV1161
A collection of short experimental or
new media art, including: "Object
8242600", Anthony Discenza, "Reverse
House Kit", Carole Kim and Jesse
Gilbert, "Deep Walls", Scott Snibbe, "EMotion", Survival Research
Laboratories, and "Thrift Store Tape
#3", Brent Watanabe. With
commentary. See
www.aspectmag.com for more
information on titles and artists.
Aspect: Volume 3–The Artist as
Content
DVD
63 min
2004
Short experimental and new media
works, including: "Self Portrait of Paul
Demarinis" (Jim Campbell), "Who are
you Entertaining To?" (Juan Delgado)
"Drought Table" (Charles Gick)
"Detritus/Bisected" (Denise Marika),
"Making God Happy" (Christopher
Miner), and "For Lucien" (Erika Van
Natta). With audio commentary by
curators and critics. See
www.aspectmag.com for more details
on artists and works.
Aspect: Volume 6–On Location
DVD
56 min
2005
DV1165
A Collection of new and experimental
media, including: "in authentic b,(an
invisiblëcities excerpt) by Kenseth
Armstead;" "The Landscape Initiative"
by C5;" "Collision II," by Richard Clar;
"Pedestrian", by Shelley Eshkar, Paul
Kaiser; "Stedelijk Drawing", by Pete
Gomes; "1 Year Performance Video
(aka samHsiehUpdate)" by MTAA
(M.River & T.Whid Art Associates), and
"GSG Office Project," by Douglas
Weathersby.
Aspect: A Good Place to Stop,
v. 21
DVD
120 min
2013
DVD 4498
"After ten years and hundreds of
published works, ASPECT has decided
to cease publication. Good gamblers
and good artists both possess the
same important skill: knowing when to
walk away. The ending may be
artificial, such as a time limit, or it could
be external, as in the case of an
authority figure, but the time comes
when we must put our pencils down.
We may never be done, but we can find
"A good place to stop."–publisher’s
description Pulse machine / Alicia
Eggert and Alexander Reben (5:29)
The Quitter / Jonathan Gitelson (1:30)
The Johnny Cash Project / Chris Milk
and Aaron Koblin (5:46) In Geolocation:
tributes to the data stream / Larson &
Shindelman (9:08) From Twilight ’til
Dawn / Carolyn Shadid Lewis (14:00)
No Junk / Kayo Nakamura and JR
Uretsky (10:00 excerpt) Dead End /
Bogdan Perzynski (6:34) Real Snow
White / Pilvi Takala (9:15).
Aspect: Arte De Las Americas
Ashes and Diamonds
VHS
105 min
1986
V 481 (in storage)
A Polish resistance fighter
assassinates the wrong man on the
last day of World War II. (b&w)
Ashes and Embers
VHS
120 min
1982
V1332 in storage
Story of an African American Vietnam
veteran, who must come to terms with
his role in the war, and his place in
American society. With John Anderson
and Evelyn A. Blackwell.
Aspect: Volume 4 - Text &
Language
DVD
51 min
2004
DV1163
Collection of short new media and
experimental work including: Tony
Cokes’ "Multi-Channel Video
Installation", Bernhard Gal’s
"Electroacoustic Composition",
Kanarinka’s "Website/Guidebook/
Performance," Camille Utterback and
Romy Achituv’s "Interactive Video
Installation", & Noah Wardrip-Fruin et
Al’s "Cave-form Virtual Reality, Bodily
Interaction, Recombinant Text."
24
DVD
60 min
2008
DVD 4488
"In search of the giant axolote" (10
min., video) by Daniel Mendoza Alafita
with commentary by Jesse Lerner; "Un
chant d’amour"(10 min., video
installation) by Silvia Gruner with
commentary by Bill Arning;
"Reflections" (9 min., interactive
installation) by Raquel Kogan with
commentary by Marcus Vincius Fainer
Bastos; "Para verte mejor" (3 x 3:00
edits, video) by Jessica Lagunas with
commentary by Francisco Ná
jera; "The Hand"(19 min excerpt, video)
by David Lamelas with commentary by
Ute Meta Bauer;"Intercities"(12 min.,
teleart event) by Artur Matuck with
commentary by Herve Fischer; "Super
atari poetry" (8 min., installation) by
Yucef Merhi, commentary by Christiane
Paul; "The Ring" (12 min, multi-channel
video installation) by Sebastián
Díaz Morales with commentary
by Sybil Wendler. Numeros / by Juan
Fernando Ospina w/ commentary by
Adriana Rios.
Aspect: Cinematic, Vol. 20
DVD
74 min
2010
DVD 4497
Untitled (New York) / Ivan Argote.
(excerpt); Sine / Borinski / Cassiere
(2:00) ; Sine Reco(r)ded / Borinski /
Cassiere (3:00); 100 meters behind the
future / Eteam (6:24); Selected works /
Jason Dee (10:40) ; Hollywood 1 /
Arturo Evening (5:00); Portmanteau /
Victoria Fu (5:15); Whether / Hillerbrand
+ Magsamen (3:41); ETA / Hillerbrand
+ Magsamen (2:16); Territories / Isaac
Julien (15:00); A Yellow Eye Without its
Way Twice-told / Christopher Richmond
(11:26); Forced empathy / João
vasco Paiva (7:29). Includes
commentary by curators, artist
statements and biographies.
Aspect: Communication,
Volume 19
DVD
110 min
2011
DVD 4496
Four stories, building / Dirk Adams
(audio walk); Poses; Lowered; Begging
for a Chanel / Yolanda Dominguez
(video); What I hear you saying / Kevin
Hamilton and Lara Scott (video);
Rachel is / Rachel Perry Welty
(excerpt, performance document);
Opera Telephone / James Sham
(video);To Dishonor That Pledge Would
Be an Unforgivable Wrong, Act II:
Shanghai / Elizabeth Watkins
(performance); Machine whispers /
I-yeh Wu (loop, installation).
Aspect: Early Works. vol. 8
DVD
60 min
2006
DVD 4485
Doug Back: "Small Artist Pushing
Technology" (1987/2005); Robert Beck:
"learning from Dynasty", (1986); Joan
Jonas: "Left Side, Right Side", (1972);
Tony Oursler, "Spinout", (1983); Cai
Guo Qiang, "Fetus Movement II:
Project for Extraterrestrials No. 9"
(1992). Features commentary by
artists, critics, and curators.
Aspect: Export China, Volume
18
DVD
110 min
2011
DVD 4495
Welcome to Suzhou (5:18, installation)
/ Liza Z Caplan; Skin (10:24, video)
Fang Lu; Myth Power (8:49, video) /
Wang Gonxin; Transportation is getting
a new look (15:00, algorithmic video) /
Ben Houge; Every being that opposes
progress should be food for you (6:30,
installation) / Tsang Kin-Wah; Voices
seen, images heard (27:58, video) /
Linda C.H. Lai; Land of illusion (13:17,
virtual reality performance) / Lily &
Honglei; Rong xiang (8:34, video) /
Caspar Stracke; The swirl (15:06,
video) / Ma Yongfeng.
Aspect: Hi-Tech, Volume 17
DVD
106 min
2010
DVD 4494
Bejing accelerator / Marnix Denijs
(installation); Lagoglyphs: animation /
Eduardo Kac (real-time parametric
animation) Yours & mine / Anne L.
Massoni (video) Two Crashes / Nikhil
Murthy (video); Four days, founder’s
hall/ Anna G. Norton (video);Plug-in
play / Lab at Rockwell Group (public
installation); Smoke water fire / Mark
Stock (animation); Something like
fireworks / Stephen Vitiello (sound and
light installation); Jeffu’s food court /
Jeffu Warmouth (interactive
installation);
Aspect: Influence & Reference,
Volume 15
DVD
80 min
2010
DVD 4492
Roll (video installation) ; Stroke (video)
/ Tad Beck (7:50; 7:10) Mountainwater-painting (video art)/ Christin
Bolewski (6:12) No horse in particular
(net art) / Robert Fraher (5:15) PruittIgoe Falls (video); Real remanants of
fictive wars (video)/ Cyprien Gaillard
(6:55; 1:40) New identity system(video)
/ Logan Hill (9:30) Instant spaces
(video installation) / Katharina Kohl
(14:44) AfterSherrieLevine.com /
Michael Mandiberg (video
documentation) (4:43) DoublePsycho
(video)/ Andrew Neumann (10:30)
Vanishing point (site-specific sound
installation) / Ed Osborn (5:00).
Aspect: Lo-Tech, Volume 16
DVD
80 min
2010
DVD 4493
Work by 9 artists who work with basic,
or in some cases antiquated
technology, either as an aesthetic or
technical choice: Shannon Castleman/
Jurong West Street 81 (6:52), (public
event, video); Matthew Gamber/ Empty
Cabinet (3:00), (video); Hotel Modern/
Snail Trails (13:48),(puppet theater);
Jeff Kolar/ Two Ties (3:52), (This work
is an excerpt. The full work appear on
V.17 Hi-tech. (video); LoVid/ Wireful
Interventions (9:08),(installation,
performance); Linda Price-Sneddon/
Soon...Our Salvation (14:59), (video);
Joshua Rosenstock/ Shrine to the
Funky Drummer (12:27), (video); Tore
Terrassi/ Poem# (7:30), (installation);
TheGreenEyl/ Appeel (7:49),
(installation documentation)
Aspect: Middle East, Vol. 14
DVD
85 min
2009
DVD 4491
"Beyond guilt (part 1" / Mayaan Amir
and Ruti Sela (9:03, video); "Crowded
with voices" / Anya Belkina (5:00,
animation);"Domestic tension" / Wafaa
Bilal (10:00, performance); "Uled
Tripoli; Sabe Tripoli; Soldiers Lebanon"
/ Teresa Diehl (3:20; 1:24; 3:34, video);
"Survival signs" / Mounir Fatmi (9:00,
video); "Kessler’s circus" / Jon Kessler
25
(6:39, installation);"Confessions
coming soon" / Roee Rosen (8:40,
video); "Mloukhieh" / Larissa Sansour
(9:30, video) "Headlines: Hybrid films" /
Sabine Gruffat (9:00, 16mm film).
Aspect: Performance. Vol. 9
DVD
2007
DVD 4486
Marilyn Arsem: "Undertow", 5 min.
durational performance; Janet Cardiff &
George Bures Miller: "Opera for a
Small Room", 13 min., durational
performance; Rob List: "Folly Series",
4 min., performance; Jamie Mcmurry:
"365 Performances", 10 min. durational
performance; Julia Olkham, "Pull,
Dagger, Night Spider, Scuttle", 5 min,
video; Marisa Olson, "Black or White",
4 min. sound performance video; Tanja
Ostojic: "CrossingOver", 7 min.,
interactive web-project/performance;
Stelarc: "Alternate Interfaces", 6 min.,
performance; Peter Welz: "whenever
on on on nohow on/airdrawing" 7 min.,
installation; Nina Yuen, "Don", 10 min.,
video.
Aspect: Public, Volume 13
DVD
This issue presents nine time-based
works positioned within civic space,
around the world that are accessible to
all. From ephemeral to monumental,
these works engage diverse audiences
and expand the notion of public art in a
broader social context. The collection
includes direct response to traditional
statuary, works which relate technology
to human experience and the natural
world, exploration led by chance,
community involvement, and works
which reveal personal and cultural
divides within public memory and
architectural history. Public art has the
power to heighten awareness, question
assumptions, transform a landscape,
express community values, and
provoke controversy. Includes: Zero
degree (4:49, public intervention) /
Nelé Azevedo
W.T.L.F.P.C.A.P.T.O.T.L. (15:00, public
intervention) / John Osorio Buck and
Matthew Ward Busycle (ca. 6 min.,
public intervention) / Heather Clark and
Matthew Mazzotta Chance (12:52
performance and installation) / Robert
Ladislas Derr Community collaboration
(14:30, public intervention) / Suzanne
Hagood Natural car alarms (1:59,
public project) / Nina Katchadourian
GPS projects (9:44, performance,
video, animation) / Thorsten Knaub
Deep wounds (4:19, interactive
installation) / Brian Knep The ghost of
Liberty Street Church (9:14,
installation) / Spectres of Liberty.
Aspect: Rural, vol. 10
DVD
60 min
2007
DVD 4487
Features 9 artists who challenge and
investigate the real, imagined, and
mediated natural world. Sam
Easterson: "Birds-Cams", 7 min; Eric
Freeman: "Stethy", 4 min; Jacob Galle:
"Untitled (Cubicle)", 6 min,
performance; Pam Larson: "Untitled", 6
min.; Cary Peppermint, Christine Nadir:
"Wilderness Trouble V1.0", 3 min.;
Gwyan Rhabyt: "33 Fiddles", 6min.,
installation; Jenny Rogers: "Trick
Saddle", 11 min.; Markuz Wernli Saito:
"Canal Walks", 6 min, performance;
Thomas Toomey: "I Know the Way", 2
min.
Aspect: Vital, Volume 12
DVD
60 min
2008
DVD 4489
"9-11/9-11" (16 min excerpt,
animation), by Mel Chin, Commentary
by Ute Meta Bauer;"Anemophilous
formula for Computer Art" (6 min,
animation) by Joelle Dietrick, Owen
Mundy, commentary by Eduardo
Navas; "Liberation of the Paranoid
World; Gargoyling; Pressing the
Vessel" (video) by Goatsilk,
commentary by Ricard De Mambro
Santos; "Primate Camera" (5 min.
video) by Rachel Mayeri, commentary
by Meredith Tromble; "Sequence of
Good Intentions" (13 min, video) by
Park Mcarthur, commentary by Michael
O’Malley; "Bathyscape" (10 min,
performance and installation), by
Andrew Mowbray, commentary by
Matthew Nash; "Greund Hein" (4 min,
video), by Elisabeth Smolarz,
commentary by Angelique Campens;
"Polar Bear God", (8 min, performance),
by Deke Weaver, commentary by Una
Chaudhuri; "Untitled (Red), Untitled
(Blue)" (video excerpts) by Suara
Welitoff, commentary by Andrew Witkin.
Aspect: Volume 7 - Personas
and Personalities
DVD
72 min
2006
DV1166
New media and experimental shorts,
including: "Bequeaths & Oaths of
Signature, (Carianacarianne), "Tea
Party,"(Anthony Goicolea) "Boop-oopA-Doop," (Sachiko Hayashi), "Roberta,
DiNA,"(Lynn Hershman),"The Day We
Met," (Christian Jankowski), "More
Man,"(Erik Levine), "Involuntary
Reception", (Kristin Lucas), "Evidence
Locker,"(Jill Magid), "The Veils of
Transference,"(Adrianne Wortzel),
"WTO", (The Yes Men).
Aspects of the Kabuki Theater
of Japan
VHS
12 min
V 675 in storage
Shows costumes, makeup, and
examples of Kabuki productions.
Commentary and dialogue in English
with accompanying traditional Kabuki
music.
Aspects of the Peking Opera
VHS
15 min
V 673
Demonstrates the techniques of
movement and mime in the Chinese
opera. Features a performance by
master performer Hu Hung-Yen.
Asphalt
L’Atalante
DVD
93 min
1929
DVD 1465
Silent German film uses expressionist
techniques to tell the story of a thieving
femme fatale, who seduces a young
police officer. With Gustav Frohlich and
Betty Amann. (b&w)
DVD
87 min
1934
DVD 342
Jean Vigo’s story of the married life of a
barge captain and his young bride.
With Jean Daste, Dita Parlo, and
Michel Simon. (b&w)
The Asphalt Jungle
Atelier Highlights (PAL)
DVD
112 min
1950
DVD 2609
Film noir classic, directed by John
Huston, about criminals who dream of
a quick, million-dollar jewelry store
robbery as a means of escaping their
impoverished lives. With Marilyn
Monroe in a small, but important part,
and Sam Jaffe as a recently paroled
master criminal. (b&w)
The Assassination of Jesse
James by the Coward Robert
Ford
DVD
160 min
2008
DVD 2602
Adaptation of Ron Hansen’s 1983
novel, with Brad Pitt as Jesse James,
and Casey Affleck as his eventual
assassin.
Assessment of Swallowing
Physiology: Videofluorographic
Study of Oropharyngeal
Deglutition
VHS
1987
V 396 in storage
Designed for use in lectures and
inservice education with physicians,
nurses, and other health care
professionals. Contains illustrations
and information on the
videofluorographic study of
oropharyngeal deglutition known as the
modified barium swallow.
Assignment Africa: An Inside
Story
VHS
58 min
1987
V 505 in storage
Presents case studies of how the
American media neglects Black Africa,
including its initial reluctance to cover
the Ethiopian famine. Includes
coverage of conditions in Kenya,
Zimbabwe, Ethiopia, Uganda, and
Sudan.
At Sword’s Point
VHS
81 min
1952
V 2241 in storage
Children of the Three Musketeers rally
around the aging queen to prevent her
daughter’s marriage to a villain. With
Cornel Wilde and Maureen O’Hara.
At the Devil’s Ball
16MM
10 min
1929
F 252
A 16mm excerpt from Starewicz’s
masterwork "The Mascot". This classic
sequence features stop-action
animation of paper, twigs, shoe leather,
and bones. (b&w)
26
DVD
60 min
2010
DVD 2988
Includes the shorts: Ausgestossen
(Outcast), Accordez-moi (In Tune), Les
Voies du Seigneur (The Ways of the
Lord), Hilda und Karl (Hilda and Karl),
A Domicile (Home Game), Illusion, Le
Silence des Machines (The Silence of
the Machines), Pasticcio, Weihnachten
1914 (Christmas 1914), and Les Mains
Baladeuses (Finger Game). Note that
this DVD is in PAL format.
Atlanta: The Sorrow and the
Spectacle
DVD
30 min
1981
V 55 (Archival copy on DVD)
A segment from the series Inside Story
which examines how the press, print
and electronic, does its job on reporting
news. This episode’s lead story
examines press coverage of the wave
of murders of black children and young
adults in Atlanta in 1979 and 1980. The
Inside Story team concludes that the
press waited for the police to tell them it
was a story, and then proceeded to
focus more on the sideshows than on
the deaths themselves. Other parts of
the show highlight examples of good
and bad press performance around the
nation, including a Bob and Ray spoof
on 60 Minutes.
Atlantic City
DVD
103 min
1981
DVD 2607
Louis Malle’s portrait of small-time
American dreams. Burt Lancaster
plays an aging, seemingly washed-up
gangster, who becomes infatuated with
waitress/casino dealer student Susan
Sarandon.
Atlantic Records: The House
that Ahmet Built
DVD
115 min
2007
DVD 2568
Tribute to Ahmet Ertegun’s career as a
record producer, and to Atlantic
Records, the influential record
company he founded. Writer/director
Susan Steinberg structured the film
around specially filmed conversations
between Ertegun and some of the
greatest names in rock, blues and jazz,
including Robert Plant, Aretha Franklin,
Bette Midler and the late Ray Charles
in his last filmed interview. From the
PBS "American Masters" series.
The Atomic Cafe
Audition
DVD
88 min
1982
DVD 4391
Documentary offering ironic look at the
beginnings of the era of nuclear
warfare, through a collage of archival
film from the 1940s, 1950s and early
1960s - including newsreel clips,
television news footage, U.S.
government-produced films (including
military training films), advertisements,
television and radio programs.
DVD
115 min
1999
DVD 2168
Cult director Takashi Miike’s
unforgettable horror shocker builds from
quietly creepy scenes to an explosion
of graphic and disturbing images. A
middle-aged widower, encouraged to
start dating again,plays along when his
TV producer pal sets up a phony project
so his friend can "audition" potential
dates. He seems to find a perfect
match with a shy, beautiful young
woman, but she is not who she appears
to be. This is the uncut version,
absolutely not for the squeamish. In
Japanese with English subtitles. See
The Atomic Cafe
VHS
92 min
1982
V118
A compilation of clips from documentary
footage, training films, and newsreels all relating to nuclear weapons, and the
ways Americans perceived them in the
40’s and 50’s. (b&w)
Atomic War Bride/This Is Not a
Test
DVD
147 min
DVD 321
Two films from the Cold War era. A
newly married couple witness the chaos
of atomic war in "Atomic War Bride",
(1960) a thriller filmed in Yugolavia.
Dubbed in English. In "This Is Not a
Test" (1961), a deputy sheriff deals with
panicked motorists as they react to
rumors of an impending nuclear attack.
With Seamon Glass and Mary Morlas,
directed by Fredric Gadette. Includes
several fallout shelter TV spots. (b&w)
Atonement
DVD
123 min
DVD 2040 inhouse till 3/16
2007
August
VHS
72 min
2002
V 2314 in storage
Filmmaker Avi Mograbi took his camera
to the streets of Tel Aviv in August,
2001, and the result is this half
documentary, half faux psychodrama
portrait of the collective state of mind in
Israel at that time.
Au Revoir les Enfants:
Goodbye, Children
VHS
103 min
1987
V 1108 in storage
Autobiographical account of the
friendship between two boys in a
Catholic boarding school during the
German occupation of France.
Audism Unveiled
DVD
57 min
2008
DVD 3998, DVD 4257
Audism is the belief that to be able to
hear and to speak is necessarily better
and leads to a higher quality of life. This
documentary looks at the experiences
of Deaf people from different
backgrounds and circumstances to
explore how audism can lead to
discrimination and cause emotional
scars. Extras include director’s
comments and extended interviews.
DVD
94 min
1997
DVD 1382
Frozen in the ’60s, swinging London
secret agent Austin Powers (Mike
Myers) is thawed back into action to
once again battle his enemy, Dr. Evil
(also played by Myers). With his sexy
sidekick Ms. Kensington (Elizabeth
Hurley), the time-warped swinger must
stop Dr. Evil’s outrageous plot to
control the world and get hip to the fact
that there’s no free love in the ’90s.
With Michael York, Robert Wagner,
Mimi Rogers and Carrie Fisher.
Australia: Beyond the Fatal
Shore
VHS
180 min
2000
V 2148 A, B, C in storage
Art critic Robert Hughes examines the
history, cultural identity, and future of
the "island continent" in 3 tape
documentary. V2148A: Body and Soul,
The Dead Heart; V2148B: Money,
Class, & Power, After Trousers;
V2148C: The Wave of the Future, The
Long Goodbye.
Autism in Love
Augusto Boal and Theatre of
the Oppressed
DVD
53 min
DVD 1041
Documents the work of Augusto Boal
and the Centro de Teatro do Oprimido
in Brazil, 1994, during a time when
Boal tried to meld the concerns of
theatre, therapy, and politics.
Au Hasard Balthazar
DVD
95 min
1966
DVD 1233
Criterion Collection edition of Robert
Bresson’s film about the tragic journey
of a donkey from owner to owner.
(b&w)
Austin Powers: International
Man of Mystery
The Aura
DVD
128 min
2005
DVD 2114
A troubled taxidermist dreams of
carrying out the perfect heist as he toils
away at his repetitive day job.
Everything changes when a hunting
accident gives him an opportunity to
put his secret plan into action. "A
gripping crime story" (A.O. Scott, New
York Times). Nominated for a Grand
Jury Prize at the 2006 Sundance Film
Festival. In Spanish with English
subtitles.
Auschwitz Inside the Nazi State
DVD
300 min
2005
DVD 3947, DVD 4144
6 episode BBC documentary film
series presenting the story of
Auschwitz through archival footage,
dramatic recreations of key decisionmaking moments, and the testimony of
camp survivors and
perpetrators.Narrated by Linda Hunt.
27
DVD
76 min
2014
DVD 4530
Documentary that explores the lives of
four adults on the autism spectrum as
they pursue and manage romantic
relationships.
Autism is a World
DVD
40 min
2004
DVD 4294
Short subject documentary film written
by Sue Rubin, an autistic woman with
who learned to communicate via
facilitated communication, produced
and directed by Gerardine Wurzburg
and co-produced by the CNN cable
network. Director Wurzburg has called
Rubin "the Helen Keller of her
generation". Rubin’s dialogue is
narrated by actress Julianna Margulies.
Autism: The Musical
DVD
93 min
2007
DVD 2035
An award-winning documentary about
acting coach Elaine Hall, her adopted
autistic son, and the families of four
other children with autism, as they work
together to mount a full-length original
stage production. Director Tricia Regan
follows the effort over six months, and
highlights the struggles and triumphs of
Wyatt, 10 years old at the time of
filming, who expresses uncanny
insights about bullies and love; Henry,
also 10, the son of the musician
Stephen Stills and an expert on
dinosaurs; Adam, a curly-haired, 9-year
old cellist; Lexi, a shy 14-year-old singer
who performs Joni Mitchell songs with
transcendent ease; and Ms. Hall’s own
son, Neal, 12. By highlighting the kids’
very unique personalities, the film
transcends the all-encompassing
stereotype of "autistic".
The Auto-cinematic Video Mix
Tape
VHS
70 min
1998
V 3386 in storage
Twelve experimental films selected
from screenings by Peripheral Produce,
the Oregon-based distribution company
founded by filmmaker Matt McCormick.
Includes "Slow gin soul stallion"
(Animal Charm), "Truth in advertising"
(Negativland and James Towning),
"airports", (Scott Arford), "atlanta"
(Miranda July), "a $323 film" Russ
Forster, "love child" (Bryan Konefsky),
"segment" (Matt McCormick), "le danse
d’individuelle" (Olympia film ranch),
"warning" (Vanessa Renwick), "Ah goo"
(Eric Ostrowski), "Battles on the astral
plane" (Jon Raymond), and "Atom &
Heaven" (Julian Lawrence)
The Autobiography of Miss Jane
Pittman
DVD
110 min
1973
DVD 316
Cicely Tyson in her Emmy Awardwinning performance as an 110 year old
black woman reviewing her life, from the
Civil War to the civil rights movement.
The Autocrats
VHS
52 min
1980
V 608G (in storage)
(Hollywood). Looks at two directors with
different relationships to the Hollywood
studio system: Cecil B. DeMille, who
worked within the system, and Erich
von Stroheim, who opposed it. (b&w)
Automation: See it Now
VHS
82 min
1957
V 157 in storage
A segment from Edward R. Murrow’s
"See It Now" series, on how computers
and automatic machinery are changing
industry in the late 1950’s. (b&w)
An Autumn Afternoon
DVD
113 min
1962
DVD 3777
Yasujiro Ozu’s final film, the story of a
widower who lives with his grown
daughter, but who comes to accept and
encourage her marriage and departure.
With Chisyu Ryu. Criterion edition
includes audio commentary by film
scholar David Bordwell, excerpts from
"Yasujiro Ozu and the Taste of Sake", a
1978 French television tribute to Ozu,
with critics Michel Ciment and Georges
Perec, and a booklet with essays by
Geoff Andrew and Donald Richie.
An Autumn Afternoon
VHS
112 min
1991
V 1190 in storage
Ozu’s 53rd and final film, about a father
whose only daughter marries. With
Chisu Ryu and Keiji Sada.
Autumn Sonata
DVD
93 min
1978
DVD 3918
Criterion edition of Bergman’s drama
about a a celebrated classical pianist
who is confronted by her neglected
daughter, with Ingrid Bergman and Liv
Ullmann. Two-disc set includes "The
Making of Autumn Sonata", and other
extras.
Avant-Garde 2
DVD
341 min
1954
DV1560
Includes: Geography of the Body
(Willard Maas, USA, 1943, 7 mins.);
The Mechanics of Love (Maas/Ben
Moore, USA, 1955, 5 mins.); Visual
Variations on Noguchi (Marie Menken,
USA, 1945, 4 mins.); The Potted Psalm
(Sidney Peterson/James Broughton,
USA, 1946, 18 mins.); The Cage
(Peterson, USA, 1947, 28 mins.);
House of Cards (Joseph Vogel, USA,
1947, 16 mins.); Christmas, U.S.A.
(Gregory J. Markopoulos, USA, 1949,
13 mins.); Adventures of Jimmy
(Broughton, USA, 1950, 10 mins.);
Interim (Stan Brakhage, USA, 1952, 24
mins.); Unglassed Windows Cast a
Terrible Reflection (Brakhage, USA,
1953, 29 mins.); The Way to Shadow
Garden (Brakhage, USA, 1954, 11
mins.); The Extraordinary Child
(Brakhage, USA, 1954, 13 mins.);
Rebus-Film No. 1 (Paul Leni, USA,
1928, 15 mins.); The Fall of the House
of Usher (James Watson/Melville
Webber, USA, 1928, 12 mins.); Pacific
231 (Jean Mitry, France, 1949, 10
mins.); Arriere Saison (Dimitri Kisanoff,
France, 1950, 15 mins.); and the film
that sparked a riot at Cannes in 1951,
Traite de bave et d’eternite (Venom and
Eternity, Jean Isidore Isou, France,
1951, 111 mins.). (b&w)
Avant-garde 3: experimental
cinema, 1922-1954.
DVD
289 min
DVD 2444
Two-disc collection of experimental film
from the collections of Raymond
Rohauer and the George Eastman
House. Disc 1: Danse macabre (1922,
United States) / director, Dudley
Murphy Rien que les heures = Nothing
but time (1926, United States) /
director, Alberto Cavalcanti The tell-tale
heart (1928, United States) / director,
Charles F. Klein Tarantella (1940,
United States) / director, Mary Ellen
Bute, Ted Nemeth Tomatos another day
(1930, United States) / director, James
Sibley Watson The uncomfortable man
(1948, United States) / director, Kent
Munson, Theodore Huff The petrified
dog (1948, United States) / director,
Sidney Peterson The lead shoes
(1949, United States) / director Sidney
Peterson Four in the afternoon (1951,
United States) / director, James
Broughton. Disc 2: Plague summer
(1951, United States) / director,
Chester Kessler La mort du cerf = The
death of a stag (1951, France) /
director, Dimitri Kirsanoff Image in the
28
snow (1952, United States) / director,
Willard Maas Celery stalks at midnight
(1952, France) / director, John Whitney
The voices (1953, United States) /
director, John E. Schmitz Closed Vision
(1954, United States) / director, Marc’O.
Avant Garde and Experimental
Films
VHS
74 min
V 1544
Five early experimental films: Bunuel
and Dali’s Un Chien Andalou, Joris
Ivens and Mannus Franken’s Rain,
Erno Metzner’s Uberfall, Orson Welles’
1934 Hearts of Age, and Fernand
Leger’s Ballet Mecanique. Silent, with
English subtitles. (b&w)
Avant Garde: Experimental
Cinema of the 1920’s and ’30s
DVD
360 min
DVD 840, DVD 3273
2 DVD collection of some of the
highlights of Raymond Rohauer’s
collection of experimental film.
Includes "Anemic Cinema" (Duchamp,
1926), "Autumn Fire," (Wienberg,
1931), "Ballet Mecanique" (Leger,
1924), "La Coquille et le Clergyman"
(Dulac, 1926), "Emak-Bakia" (Man Ray,
1926), "L’Etoile de Mer" (Man Ray,
1928), "Even . . As You and I" (Barlow,
Hay, Robbins, 1937), "La Glace A Trois
Faces" (Epstein, 1927), "H20" (Steiner,
1929), "The Hearts of Age," (Welles,
Vance, 1934), "The Life and Death of a
Hollywood Extra" (Vorkapich, Florey,
1928), "Lot in Sodom" (Watson,
Webber, 1933), "Manhatta" (Strand,
Sheeler, 1921), "Menilmontant"
(Kirsanoff, 1926), "Les Mysteres du
Chateau Du De" (Man Ray, 1929),
"Regen (Rain)" (Ivens, 1929), Le
Retour A La Raison" (Man Ray, 1923),
"Rhythmus 21" (Richter, 1921),
"Romance Sentimentale" (Eisenstein,
Alexandrov, 1930), Symphonie
Diagonale" (Eggeling, 1924), "Le
Tempestaire" (Epstein, 1947) "Uberfall"
(Metzner, 1928), "Le Vampire"
(Painleve, 1939), and "Ghosts Before
Breakfast" (Richter, 1928) (b&w)
Avant Garde Short Subjects
from France
VHS
85 min
1915
V 1396
Six French experimental films released
between 1915 and 1928. La Folie du
Docteur Tube (1915)/Abel Gance–
Anemic Cinema (1926)/ Marcel
Duchamp–Emak Bakia (1927)/Man
Ray–L’etoile de Mer (1928)/ Man Ray–
Charleston (1927)/Jean Renoir–La
Souriante Madame Beudot (1922)/
Germaine Dulac. (b&w)
Avanti!
The Awful Truth
Baby Doll
DVD
144 min
1972
DVD 1833
Jack Lemmon and Juliet Mills star in this
romantic comedy about an American
businessman and a young British
woman who meet in Italy when they go
to claim the bodies of their parents, who
have died together in a car accident.
VHS
92 min
1937
V 576 in storage
Cary Grant and Irene Dunne play a
divorcing couple in Leo McCarey’s
classic screwball comedy. With Asta
the Terrier. (b&w)
Avatar
DVD
110 min
2007
DVD 2894
Filmmakers Ed Pincus and Lucia Small
travel to New Orleans to shoot a
documentary about post-Katrina life,
and involve themselves in the story.
Extras include 2 short films: Fast
Women, Slow Horses and Lower Ninth
Ward.
DVD
114 min
1956
DVD 1580
Karl Malden, Eli Wallach and Carroll
Baker star in this explosive, provocative
drama written by Tennessee Williams.
Condemned by the Legion of Decency
as well as Time and Variety, Baby Doll
is not only a work of smoldering screen
history, but also artistry. Nominated for
four Academy Awards. (b&w)
DVD
162 min
2009
DVD 3675
A paraplegic Marine dispatched to the
moon Pandora on a unique mission
becomes torn between following his
orders and protecting the world he
feels is his home.
Avenge But One of My Two
Eyes
DVD
100 min
2005
DVD 3604
This documentary, shot in the
Occupied Territories by Israeli director
Avi Mograbi, draws parallels between
the Israeli - Palestinian situation today
and the enduring myths of Samson and
Masada.
The Avengers
DVD
142 min
2012
DVD 3764
Superhero film, based on the Marvel
Comics superhero team of the same
name. The film is written and directed
by Joss Whedon and features Robert
Downey, Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo,
Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson,
Jeremy Renner, Tom Hiddleston, Clark
Gregg, Cobie Smulders, Stellan
Skarsgård and Samuel L. Jackson. In
the film, Nick Fury, director of the
peacekeeping organization
S.H.I.E.L.D., recruits Iron Man, Captain
America, the Hulk, and Thor to form a
team to stop Thor’s adoptive brother
Loki from subjugating Earth.
Awake and Sing!
DVD
100 min
1972
DVD 2601
Walter Matthau tops the cast of this
production of Clifford Odets’
Depression-era play about a Jewish
family in a Bronx tenement. With Ruth
Storey, Leo Fuchs, Robert Lipton,
Felicia Farr, Ron Rifkin and Martin Ritt.
Filmed for public television.
Away From Her
DVD
110 min
2007
DVD 2362
A couple’s relationship is tested when
the wife is institutionalized with
Alzheimer’s disease. With Julie
Christie and Gordon Pinsent.
The Awful Truth
DVD
91 min
1937
DVD 3669
Screwball comedy starring Irene
Dunne and Cary Grant as a soon-tobe-divorced couple who go to great
lengths to try to ruin each other’s
romantic escapades. (b&w)
The Axe in the Attic
Axis Dance Company: Light
Shelter
DVD
2009
DVD 2794
A performance by AXIS Dance
Company, one of the world’s most
acclaimed and innovative ensembles of
performers with and without disabilities.
BaadAsssss Cinema
DVD
56 min
2002
DVD 272
Isaac Julien’s documentary on 70’s
blaxploitation films. Includes clips from
Superfly, Shaft, and Sweet
Sweetback’s BaadAsssss Song.
Interviews with Richard Roundtree,
Quentin Tarantino, and Pam Grier.
Babakiueria
DVD
30 min
2006
DVD 3681
Satirical examination of black-white
relations in Australia, via a pseudodocumentary about the fictitious land of
Babakiueria, where white people are
the minority and must obey black laws.
With Michelle Torres and Bob Maza.
Babel
DVD
143 min
2006
DVD 1599
An American couple’s vacation tragedy
in Morocco acts as the first toppled
domino in a series of interconnected
catastrophes around the globe.
Starring Brad Pitt, Cate Blanchett, Gael
Garcia Bernal, Koji Yakusho, Adriana
Barraza, Clifton Collins Jr., Boubker Ait
El Caid and many others, most of whom
never met during the filming. In English,
French, Spanish, Japanese, Berber,
and Arabic with English subtitles.
Baby Boom
DVD
110 min
1987
DVD 808
Diane Keaton plays a Harvard MBA
grad and corporate exec thrust into
motherhood when a long-lost cousin
dies, leaving her infant daughter behind.
With Sam Shepard and Harold Ramis.
29
Baby Face/Night Nurse
Laser Disc
145 min
L00036
Baby Face: Depression-era story of a
young woman determined to avenge
herself on men. With Barbara
Stanwyck. Night Nurse: Barbara
Stanwyck, Joan Blondell, and Clark
Gable in the story of a private nurse
who discovers that her wealthy client is
in serious trouble. (b&w)
Baby It’s You
VHS
105 min
1983
V 3433 in storage
High school romance between a "good
kid" and a drop-out, set in the ’60s. With
Rosanna Arquette and Vincent Spano.
Baby Talk
VHS
50 min
1984
V 985
Presents various theories of language
acquisition during a child’s first four
years.
Babylon 5: The Gathering/In the
Beginning
DVD
189 min
1992
DVD 675
Feature-length pilot story for the
syndicated sci-fi series, in which the
emissaries of alien worlds gather to
establish peace, but are thwarted by a
shape-shifting imposter. With featurelength prequel about the establishment
of Babylon 5.
Back to God’s Country/
Something New
DVD
131 min
1920
DV1153
Two silent films produced and starred
in by Nell Shipman, Canadian
independent producer, writer,
conservationist, and actress. Shot on
location in western Canada, Back to
God’s Country tells the story of a
woman stranded on an ice-bound ship.
Something New is a Western, shot in
the Mojave Desert, featuring Shipman
and her pet collie "Laddie" being
chased by bandits. Restored by D.J.
Turner and the National Archives of
Canada, and featuring new scores by
Philip Carli. (b&w)
Back to the Future
Bad Girls
Baka: People of the Forest
DVD
342 min
2002
DVD 1191
Michael J. Fox stars as Marty McFly,
and Christopher Lloyd is Doc Brown in
Robert Zemeckis’ trio of box office hits
about a teenager who travels through
time in a souped up DeLorean: "Back
to the Future" (1985, 116 min); "Back
to the Future, Part II" (1989, 198 min.);
"Back to the Future Part III" (1990, 118
min.)
VHS
100 min
1994
V 2206 (in storage)
Western set in 19th century Colorado,
with Madeleine Stowe as a prostitute
who faces execution after killing an
abusive client. She joins three other
women fleeing the law, seeking a new
start in Oregon, and finding trouble
along the way. With Andie MacDowell,
Drew Barrymore, and Mary Stuart
Masterson.
VHS
60 min
1988
VH 1978 (in storage)
National Geographic anthropological
study of the Baka people of the Congo
Basin, highlighting their rich and
complex music, language and daily life
amidst the birds, insects and small
primates of the African rainforest.
Backbeat
Bad Grandpa
VHS
100 min
1993
V2416 (in storage)
Sheryl Lee and Stephen Dorff star in
this drama about the early years of The
Beatles. In a heady mix of music, youth
and love, conflict is inevitable. That’s
why a band that started out with five
members produced only four wellknown stars. Features songs
performed by a superband of Sonic
Youth’s Thurston Moore on lead guitar,
R.E.M.’s Mike Mills on bass, Nirvana/
Foo Fighter’s Dave Grohl on drums,
Afghan Whigs’ Greg Dulli singing John
Lennon’s parts, and Soul Asylum’s
Dave Pirner singing Paul McCartney’s
parts.
DVD
91 min
2013
DVD 4232
Johnny Knoxville reprises his Jackass
role as 86-year-old Irving Zisman, on a
trip from Nebraska to North Carolina
with his 7 year old grandson. They
encounter unsuspecting, real-life
people.
DVD
103 min
2011
DVD 4212
Turkish drama directed by Semih
Kaplanoğlu, the third and final
installment of the "Yusuf Trilogy". In the
remote and undeveloped eastern Black
Sea region, a six-year-old boy wanders
through the woods searching for his
lost father,a beekeeper whose bees
have disappeared. In Turkish, with
English subtitles.
Bad Lieutenant
Balanchine
Backbone of the World
The Bad Seed
DVD
DVD 3191
56:11 min
1998
Bad Boy Bubby
DVD
114 min
1993
DVD 1011
Australian director Rolf de Heer’s
bizarre story about a demented man
kept a prisoner in his room by his
equally demented mom. When Bubby
escapes, he begins to explore the
world, from sex to pizza. With Nicholas
Hope.
Bad Day At Black Rock
DVD
81 min
1955
DVD 1851
When John J. Macreedy (Spencer
Tracy) steps off the train at the
backwater hamlet of Black Rock, he
inadvertently opens a Pandora’s box of
fear and suspicion. He’s there to
deliver a military award for heroism to a
man whose son died earning the medal
in World War II. But the town harbors
an ugly secret – and will go to any
lengths to keep it in director John
Sturges’s drama. Robert Ryan, Anne
Francis, Ernest Borgnine and Lee
Marvin co-star.
Bad Education
DVD
105 min
2004
DVD 2654
Examines the effect of Franco-era
religious schooling and sexual abuse
on the lives of two longtime friends.
Starring Gael Garcia Bernal.
DVD
92 min
1992
DVD 526
Harvey Keitel as a corrupt, selfdestructive New York police detective
in Abel Ferrara’s melodrama. With
Victor Argo and Paul Calderone.
DVD
129 min
1956
DVD 569
Adaptation of Maxwell Anderson’s play
about an adorable eight year old who is
an unfeeling murderer. Nancy Kelly
plays her mother, torn between her
love for her child and her grief over her
daughter’s evil deeds. With Patty
McCormack and Eileen Heckart.
(b&w)
Bad Timing
DVD
122 min
1980
DVD 2511
Theresa Russell, Art Garfunkel, and
Harvey Keitel in Nicolas Roeg’s drama
of obsession, set in Vienna.
Badlands
DVD
95 min
1973
DVD 961
Terrence Malick’s landmark film, based
on a 1958 Midwestern crime spree,
follows a couple as they travel the
Midwestern plains trying to escape the
consequences of their murderous acts.
With Sissy Spacek and Martin Sheen.
Bal
DVD
156 min
1984
dv1424
Regarded as the "father of American
ballet," George Balanchine’s legacy
lives on in his prolific body of
choreographic work. Creating over 450
works, Balanchine is, arguably, the
foremost contemporary choreographer
of the 20th century. Through rare
archival audio and video footage,
interviews, film, and photographs, this
program traces Balanchine’s life from
his youth at the Maryinsky Theater,
through his work for Hollywood and
Broadway, to his ultimate creation of
the New York City Ballet. It also
focuses on the themes of his work and
his thoughts on dancemaking, using
interviews with the choreographer
himself. Features selections of his vast
repertory of ballets, including
Chaconne, Agon, Symphony in C,
Serenade, Apollo, and A Midsummer
Night’s Dream, among others.
Bali Beyond the Postcard
VHS
60 min
1991
V 1160 in storage
Art and life come together in a story
about a Balinese family whose
gamelan music and Legong dance
tradition spans four generations.
Bali: The Mask of Rangda
VHS
30 min
V01686 in storage
Looks at ceremonies and dramatic
performances in remote parts of Bali.
Baise Moi
DVD
77 min
2000
DVD 1449
Banned in France after its initial
release, this controversial film about a
rape victim who teams with an angry
prostitute on a murder spree, is
extremely explicit. Shot on video.
French with English subtitles.
30
Ball of Fire
DVD
112 min
1941
DVD 1874
Romantic comedy classic, improbably
focused on stuffy academics. Oh, and
a burlesque queen. With Gary Cooper
and Barbara Stanwyck. Directed by
Howard Hawks. (b&w)
Ballad of a Mountain Man: The
Story of Bascom Lamar
Lunsford
VHS
58 min
1990
V 713
(American Experience). Profile of
pioneer folklorist Bascom Lamar
Lunsford, who worked to preserve the
music and dance of the Appalachian
people. (b&w)
The Ballad of Little Jo
DVD
122 min
1993
DVD 436
True story of Josephine Monaghan,
shunned by her wealthy family, who
begins a new life in the West, as a
man. With Suzy Amis, Bo Hopkins, and
Ian McKellen.
Ballet 422
DVD
78 min
2015
DVD 4298
Documentary by Jody Lee Lipes,
shadowing Justin Peck, the 25-year old
choreographer of the New York City
Ballet, as he undertakes the task of
creating the company’s 422nd original
piece while simultaneously fulfilling his
role as a Corps de Ballet member.
Ballet Mecanique
16MM
1924
F1
An example of the French avant-garde
films of the early twenties. The only
film made directly by artist Fernand
Leger, it reflects his interest in modern
machinery and ephemera.
Ballets Russes
DVD
118 min
2005
DVD 1535
Portrait of a group of pioneering artists
– now in their 70s, 80s and 90s – who
gave birth to modern ballet.
Bambi
DVD
70 min
1942
DVD 4819
American animated film produced by
Walt Disney and based on the book
Bambi, A Life in the Woods by Austrian
author Felix Salten, about a young
deer’s coming of age in the forest.
Featuring the voices of Bobby
Stewart,Donnie Dunagan, Peter Behn,
Paula Winslowe , Stan Alexander, Fred
Shields, and Cammie King.
Bamboozled
DVD
136 min
2000
DVD 475
Damon Wayans, Savion Glover, Jada
Pinkett-Smith, and Tommy Davidson in
Spike Lee’s satire on racist imagery in
American popular culture. DVD
features include commentary with
director, deleted scenes, and
DVD-ROM script-to-screen access.
Bamboozled
VHS
136 min
2000
V 3182 in storage
Spike Lee’s satire on racist imagery in
American pop culture. TV network
executive Damon Wayans tries to get
out of his contract by proposing a
minstrel-type variety series featuring
actors in blackface. To his dismay,. the
show becomes a hit. With Jada
Pinkett-Smith, Savion Glover, Tommy
Davidson, and Michael Rapaport.
Band of Outsiders
DVD
95 min
1964
DVD 1082
Criterion Edition of Godard’s story
about two restless young men who
enlist a girl in their attempt to commit a
crime. With Sami Frey, Claude
Brasseur, and Anna Karina. (b&w)
The Balloonatik
16MM
20 min
1923
F 203
Early Buster Keaton short. With Phyllis
Haver. (b&w)
Bamako
DVD
118 min
2006
DVD 2109
"The most politically urgent film in the
2006 NY Film Festival combines a
bracing indictment of the world financial
system with a subtle glimpse at daily
life in Africa" (A.O. Scott, The New York
Times). Directed by Mauritanian
filmmaker Abderrahmane Sissako
(Waiting for Happiness), Bamako’s
experimental narrative veers between
the story of a young nightclub singer
(Aissa Maiga) and her unemployed
husband (Tiecoura Traore), and scenes
of a court case against the IMF and
World Bank being held in the courtyard
of their apartment complex. In French
and Bambara with English subtitles.
Baraka
DVD
96 min
1993
DVD 3782
Ron Fricke’s follow-up to Godfrey
Reggio’s non-verbal documentary film
Koyaanisqatsi. Fricke was
cinematographer and collaborator on
Reggio’s film, and for Baraka he set out
to polish and expand the photographic
techniques used on Koyaanisqatsi.
Shot in 70mm, it includes a mixture of
photographic styles to capture what
Fricke calls "a guided meditation on
humanity". Locations featured include
the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in
Jerusalem, the Ryoan-Ji temple in
Kyoto, Lake Natron in Tanzania,
burning oil fields in Kuwait, the
smouldering precipice of an active
volcano, a busy subway terminal, tribal
celebrations of the Masai in Kenya, and
chanting monks in the Dip Tse Chok
Ling monastery.
31
Barbara Kruger: Pictures and
Words
VHS
28 min
1996
V 3210 in storage
From the ART/new york series on
contemporary art, a profile of artist
Barbara Kruger’s 1987 and 1994
shows. Features interviews with critics
Peter Schjeldahl and Kate Linker.
Barbarella
DVD
98 min
1968
DVD 4058
French-Italian science fiction film based
on Jean-Claude Forest’s French
Barbarella comics, starring Jane Fonda
in the title role.
Barbie Nation
VHS
54 min
1998
V 3429 (IN STORAGE)
An "Unauthorized Tour" of the cultural
landscape of the Barbie doll, from
Barbie conventions to anti-Barbie
demonstrations, including the story of
Barbie’s creator and Mattel co-founder
Ruth Handler.
Barbie Nation: An Unauthorized
Tour
DVD
82 min
1998
DVD 2965
From Barbie conventions to anti-Barbie
demonstrations and beyond, Barbie
Nation follows the Barbie cult, looking
at the girls, boys, men and women who
love the doll. Includes 5 bonus Barbie
short films, "Black Barbie", about
African-American Barbie; "The
Handlers at Home", "Barbie on the
Street", "Collectors’ Barbies" and
"Weird Barbies".
Barcelona
DVD
101 min
1994
DVD 505
Salesman allows his cousin to stay with
him in his Barcelona apartment in the
early 1980’s, and their romantic,
political, and social encounters change
their relationship. With Taylor Nichols,
Chris Eigemen, and Mira Sorvino.
Barefoot in the Park
DVD
105 min
1967
DVD 2659
Based on the play by Neil Simon. A
mismatched couple try and reconcile
their differences in this romantic
comedy. Starring Robert Redford and
Jane Fonda.
Barfly
DVD
99 min
1984
dvd1198
Mickey Rourke and Faye Dunaway star
in a film that brings the boozy,
atmospheric words of Charles
Bukowski to life. Rourke is the gifted
back-alley poet who’s not afraid to
defend his honor or freedom, but whose
lust for life has given him a unique
sense of love and romance. Faye
Dunaway is the woman who’s seen the
darkest side of life and finds a rebirth
through her new-found barroom bard.
Barry Lyndon
Batman
The Battle of Algiers
DVD
184 min
1975
DVD 2660
Stanley Kubrick film based on
Thackery’s novel about a young man’s
ascent into British nobility in the 18th
Century.
DVD
126 min
1989
DVD 1194
Michael Keaton plays the caped
Crusader, Jack Nicholson is his
nemesis, The Joker. Tim Burton’s big
box office version of the comic book
character’s adventures in Gotham City.
DVD
121 min
1966
DVD 633
Gillo Pontecorvo’s dramatization of the
conflict between Algerian nationalists
and French colonialists that culminated
in Algeria’s independence in 1962. In
French and Arabic, with the original
English subtitles. Criterion Collection
3-disc set includes "Return to Algiers"
(1992), a return to Algeria after 3
decades of independence, by the
director and his son; a discussion of
the film’s influence by directors Spike
Lee, Mira Nair, Julian Schnabel, Steven
Soderbergh, and Oliver Stone; and
other documentaries and features.
(b&w)
Barton Fink
DVD
116 min
1991
DVD 699
John Turturro and John Goodman in
the Coen Brothers’ satire about
Hollywood in the 1940’s. Turturro plays
a New York playwright hired by a
Hollywood studio to write a screenplay
about wrestling, who finds himself
unable to complete the assignment.
Baryshnikov Dances Sinatra
and more...
DVD
60 min
1984
DVD 1396
Mikhail Baryshnikov performs in three
ballets choreographed by Twyla Tharp.
Featuring "The Little Ballet", "Sinatra
Suite", and "Push Comes To Shove".
Basic: An Introduction to
Computer Programming
VHS
74 min
1981
V 211 (in storage)
Designed to introduce the fundamental
BASIC vocabulary and explain how it is
used to design a computer program.
Basic Film Terms : A Visual
Dictionary
16MM
1970
F 14
Shows the different ways of preparing a
film script. Provides "visual definitions"
of sound recording and editing
methods, and demonstrates different
kinds of camera movements, shots,
and lenses.
Basic Instincts 5; The Milgram
Experiment Re-Visited
DVD
60 min
2007
DVD 2006
A segment of ABC’s Primetime,
originally broadcast January 3, 2007.
Anchor Chris Cuomo looks at the
questions raised by the famous Stanley
Milgram psychology experiments, by
conducting the experiment again to see
whether people’s responses have
changed since the original experiment
in 1961.
Basquiat
DVD
106 min
1996
DVD 2662
Julian Schnabel’s first feature film tells
the story of the meteoric rise of
youthful artist Jean-Michel Basquiat.
Starting out as a street artist, living in
Thompkins Square Park in a cardboard
box,Jean-Michel is "discovered" by
Andy Warhol’s art world and becomes
a star. With Jeffrey Wright as Basquiat.
Batman Begins
DVD
140 min
2005
DVD 2663
Christopher Nolan’s reimagining of the
Batman franchise, beginning with
Bruce Wayne’s rebirth as the Dark
Knight (also a prequel to the film of the
same name). Starring Christian Bale,
Gary Oldman, Katie Holmes, Morgan
Freeman and Michael Caine.
Batman & Robin
DVD
125 min
1997
DVD 1503
Batman battles Mr. Freeze and Poison
Ivy, while trying to protect Robin and
Batgirl. With George Clooney,
Governor Schwarzenegger, Chris
O’Donnell and Alicia Silverstone.
Batman The Complete
Television Series Season 1
DVD
Season one of the 1960s ABC live
action television series, based on the
DC comic book character, starring
Adam West as Batman and Burt Ward
as Robin – two crime-fighting heroes
who defend Gotham City. Includes
Episode Guide.
Batman The Complete
Television Series Season 2
DVD
1967
DVD 4161
Second season of the ABC TV series
with Adam West.
Batman The Complete
Television Series Season 3
DVD
1967
DVD 4162
Final season of the ABC live action
series, based on the DC comic book
character. Introduces Yvonne Craig as
Batwoman.
Batman The Movie
DVD
105 min
1966
DVD 2598
The Dynamic Duo of Batman (Adam
West) and Robin (Burt Ward) battle
four powerful villains: Catwoman (Lee
Meriwether), the Penguin (Burgess
Meredith), the Joker (Cesar Romero),
and the Riddler (Frank Gorshin.)
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The Battle of Algiers
VHS
123 min
1985
V 433 in storage
Dramatization of the conflict between
Algerian nationalists and French
colonialists that culminated in Algeria’s
independence in 1962. Director Gillo
Pontecorvo used amateur actors on
location to achieve newsreel-like
accuracy. (b&w)
The Battle of Britain
16MM
55 min
1943
F 95
Documentary film record of the
bombing of England by the German
Luftwaffe in 1940, and of the defense
by the Royal Air Force. (b&w)
The Battle Of Chile
DVD
450 min
1976
DVD 2452
Patricio Guzmán’s seminal
documentary The Battle of Chile (197576), an epic chronicle of that country’s
socialist revolution, and of the violent
counter-revolution against it. The 4disc set includes: The Battle of Chile Part One: The Insurrection of the
Bourgeoisie; The Battle of Chile - Part
Two: The Coup d’Etat, and The Battle
of Chile - Part Three: The Power of the
People, as well as the 1997 film Chile,
Obstinate Memory, which documents
Guzman’s return to his country to show
The Battle of Chile there for the first
time. Includes a filmed interview with
Guzman, in which he explains how he
shot and edited the film, and how he
and his surviving film smuggled the raw
footage out of Chile.
The Battle of Midway (1942)
DVD
18 min
1942
DVD 3310
The Japanese attack on Midway in
June 1942, filmed as it happened.
Narrated by Henry Fonda
Battle of San Pietro
VHS
30 min
1945
V 722
Presents modern warfare from the
soldier’s point of view. Stresses the
number of men killed in taking one
military objective. Shows how during
World War II the people of San Pietro
were too stunned to realize they had
been liberated. Directed by John
Huston. (b&w)
The Battle Over Citizen Kane
VHS
114 min
1996
V 1480 (in storage)
From The American Experience series,
a look at how William Randolph Hearst,
the powerful newspaper magnate,
reacted to his portrayal in the Orson
Welles film by working to suppress the
film and destroy Welles’ career.
The Battler
VHS
60 min
1956
V 155 in storage
Live television drama based on a story
by Ernest Hemingway. A young man
(Paul Newman) learns about life from a
punch-drunk fighter. (b&w)
Battleship Potemkin
DVD
69 min
1925
DVD 1748
Eisenstein’s silent drama about a
mutiny by a Russian battleship’s crew,
which led to the massacre of civilians.
Includes the Odessa Steps montage
scene. Kino restoration with original
Meisel orchestral score. 2-DVD set
includes "Tracing Battleship Potemkin",
a documentary on the making and
restoration of the film. (b&w)
Battlestar Galactica: Season
One
DVD
756 min
2005
DVD 1823
Based on the 1978 series of the same
name, this contemporary sci-fi show
was produced by Star Trek: The Next
Generation writer Ronald D. Moore.
Edward James Olmos stars as
Galactica Commander Adama, whose
crew wrestles with dwindling supplies
and weakened morale after losing the
war against the Cylon robots. Mary
McDonnell, Katee Sackhoff, and Jamie
Bamber star. Includes all 13 episodes
from the show’s first season. USA,
2004, 756 mins.
Battlestar Galactica: The
Miniseries
DVD
183 min
2003
DVD 1820
Forty years after the Cylon Wars, the
robots wipe out billions of people in a
sudden nuclear attack. Only a handful
of forces, including Commander
William Adama, are left to shepherd
the survivors to safety. With no choice
but to flee, a ragtag group of humans
reactivate the Battlestar Galactica to
search for a legendary planet known as
Earth.
Battling Butler
DVD
71 min
1926
DVD 909, DVD 1115
Buster Keaton comedy about a timid
young man who is mistaken for a
famous prizefighter. He keeps up the
ruse until the real "Battling" Butler
shows up. With Sally O’Neil. Also on
this DVD: The Frozen North (1922), 17
min. and "The Haunted House" (1921,
20 min.) (b&w)
Battleship Potemkin
16MM
1925
F3
Eisenstein’s dramatization of the
mutiny that occurred aboard the
Russian battleship Potemkin during the
unsuccessful revolution of 1905.
Bauhaus: The Face of the 20th
Century
VHS
50 min
1994
V 1530 NOTE: POOR PIC. QUAL
Documentary on the Bauhaus
movement, and its key figures,
including Gropius and Moholy-Nagy.
Battleship Potemkin
DVD
74 min
1925
DVD 49
Eisenstein’s silent drama about a
mutiny by a Russian battleship’s crew,
which led to the massacre of civilians.
Includes the Odessa Steps montage
scene. (b&w)
The Battleship Potemkin: The
Odessa Steps Sequence
16MM
10 min
1975
F 124
The most famous section of
Eisenstein’s film about the 1905 mutiny
on the battleship Potemkin. The
townspeople of Odessa are massacred
by Cossack soldiers because of their
support for the sailors. (b&w)
Be Prepared to Speak: the
Step-by-step Video Guide to
Public Speaking
VHS
27 min
1985
V 164
Demonstrates techniques for preparing
and practicing speeches. Follows one
speaker’s progress through the process
of speech writing, speech presentation,
and control of stage fright.
The Bear
VHS
92 min
1990
V 893 (in storage)
An orphaned bear cub and a giant
grizzly bear become allies in their
attempts to escape pursuing hunters.
33
The Beast of the City
DVD
86 min
1932
DVD 3682
"Police Chief Jim Fitzpatrick ruthlessly
goes after organized crime and is
prepared to use brutal and violent
methods to fight it." (IMDB) With Walter
Huston and Jean Harlow. (b&w)
Beasts of the Southern Wild
DVD
93 min
2012
DVD 3677
Fantasy/drama directed by Benh Zeitlin
and written by Zeitlin and Lucy Alibar
from Alibar’s one-act play Juicy and
Delicious. Set in a southern bayou
community called "the Bathtub", a
young girl and her father confront a
storm, and his ill health. With
Quvenzhané Wallis.
Beat The Devil
DVD
89 min
1953
DVD 2735
Co-authored by John Huston and
Truman Capote, and loosely based on
the novel by British journalist and critic
Claud Cockburn, who wrote under the
pseudonym James Helvick, this film
was intended by Huston as a tongue-incheek spoof of his earlier masterpiece,
The Maltese Falcon, and of other spy
movies and mysteries of the 40’s and
50’s. With Humphrey Bogart, Gina
Lollobrigida, and Robert Morley.
The Beatles 1
DVD
110 min
2000
DVD 4427
Promo videos for 27 of the Beatles’
most significant singles, all of which
reached #1 in the US or UK charts,
with audio commentary and filmed
introductions by Paul McCartney and
Ringo Starr. Includes "Love Me Do",
"From Me to You", "She Loves You","I
Want to Hold Your Hand", "Can’t Buy
Me Love", "A Hard Day’s Night", "I Feel
Fine","Eight Days a Week", "Ticket to
Ride", "Help!", "Yesterday", "Day
Tripper","We Can Work it Out",
"Paperback Writer", "Yellow
Submarine", "Eleanor Rigby", "Penny
Lane", "All You Need is Love", "Hello,
Goodbye","Lady Madonna", "Hey
Jude", "Get Back","The Ballad of John
and Yoko", "Something", "Come
Together", "Let it Be",and "The Long
and Winding Road".
The Beatles Anthology
DVD
676 min
1995
DVD 4306
5 disc documentary series on the
career of The Beatles, originally
broadcast on UK television in six
abridged parts between 19 and 23
November 1995, and later in the U.S.
as three feature-length episodes. DVD
collection includes 81-minute
special-features disc.
The Beatles: HELP!
A Beautiful Mind
Beckett on Film
DVD
90 min
1965
DVD 1456
Richard Lester’s follow-up to A Hard
Day’s Night puts The Beatles in the
middle of a wacky story involving a ring.
Songs include: "Help", "You’re Gonna
Lose That Girl", "You’ve Got to Hide
Your Love Away", and "Ticket to Ride."
DVD
146 min
2006
DVD 2284
Russell Crowe as the brilliant but
asocial mathematician John Forbes
Nash. After he accepts secret work in
cryptography, his life takes a turn to the
nightmarish. Also starring Ed Harris,
Christopher Plummer, Paul Bettany,
Adam Goldberg, and Judd Hirsch.
Based on the book by Sylvia Nasar.
DVD
600 min
2000
DVD 1563; DVD 2077
19 film adaptations of Samuel Beckett’s
plays. Includes Waiting for Godot
(Michael Lindsay-Hogg, 2001, 120
min), Not I (Neil Jordan, 2000), Rough
for Theatre I (Kiernan J. Walsh, 2000),
Ohio Impromptu (Charles Sturridge,
2000), Krapp’s Last Tape (Atom
Egoyan, 2000, 58 min), What Where
(Damien O’Donnell, 2000, 13 min),
Footfalls (Walter Asmus, 2000, 28 min),
Come and Go (John Crowley, 2000, 8
min), Act Without Words I (Karel Reisz,
2000, 16min) Happy Days (Patricia
Rozema, 2000, 79 min), Catastrophe
(David Mamet, 2000, 7 min with
Maureen’s hero Harold Pinter in the
cast!!!), Rough for Theatre II (Katie
Mitchell, 2000, 30 min), Breath
(Damien Hirst, 2000, 45 seconds), That
Time (Charles Garrad, 2000, 20 min),
Endgame (Conor McPherson, 2000, 84
min), Act Without Words II, (Enda
Hughes, 2000, 11 min), A Piece of
Monologue (Robin Lefevre, 2000, 20
min), Play (Anthony Minghella, 2000,
16 min), and Rockaby (Richard Eyre,
2000, 14 min)
The Beatles: Let It Be
DVD
DVD 3496
80 min
1970
Beauty and the Beast
The Beatles: The First U.S. Visit
DVD
132 min
2003
DVD 4558
A day-by-day look at The Beatles’ first
tour in the USA, beginning with their
arrival on February 7, 1964, filmed by
the Maysles Brothers. Includes the
extended version of the documentary,
which includes the Beatles’ Ed Sullivan
appearances, as well as a 51 minute
"Making of the Beatles First U.S. Visit".
Beau Travail
DVD
90 min
1999
DVD 983
Study of male rivalry, loosely based on
Melville’s Billy Budd. Denis Lavant
plays a French Legionnaire, who feels
his status threatened by a new recruit.
Directed by Claire Denis.
Beaufort
DVD
126 min
2007
DVD 1971
Nominated for the Best Foreign Film
Oscar in 2008, this Israeli war movie
tells the harsh tale of an Israeli
Defense Force unit isolated in
Southern Lebanon at the mountaintop
Beaufort castle. The film begins in
2000, 18 years after Israeli forces
ousted Palestinians from the fortress.
Having endured nearly endless attacks,
the men receive orders to evacuate
and destroy the outpost, leaving the
commander (Oshri Cohen) and his men
to contemplate the years of bloodshed
that stain a now pointless mission.
Beautfiul Losers
DVD
90 min
2008
DVD 3018
Documentary about the Do-it-yourself
(DIY) art movement, examining the
history and figures associated.
Beautiful Boxer
DVD
118 min
2004
DVD 3894
Thai biographical sports film by
Singapore-based director Ekachai
Uekrongtham, which tells the life story
of Nong Thoom, a transgender Muay
Thai fighter, actress and model. She
was portrayed by male kickboxer
Asanee Suwan.
DVD
93 min
1946
DVD 2631
Criterion restored edition of Jean
Cocteau’s version of the fairy tale, with
Jean Marais and Josette Day. Extras
include opera written for the film by
Philip Glass, commentary tracks, and
an original trailer, directed and narrated
by Jean Cocteau.
Beauty and the Beast (Disney
Special Edition)
DVD
84 min
1991
DVD 4818
American animated musical produced
by Walt Disney Feature Animation and
released by Walt Disney Pictures,
based on the classic French fairytale.
Featuring the voices of Robby Benson
as the Beast, and Paige O’Hara as
Belle, as well as the voices of Richard
White, Jerry Orbach, David Ogden
Stiers, and Angela Lansbury.
Beauty and the Beast: La Belle
et la Bete
VHS
90 min
1946
V 315 in storage
Jean Cocteau’s version of the fable of
the dignified and noble Beast who falls
in love with a beautiful young woman.
(b&w)
Becket
DVD
150 min
1964
DVD 2736
Richard Burton and Peter O’Toole star
in this historical drama adapted from the
Jean Anouilh play about the tumultuous
relationship of an archbishop and a
monarch in the 12th century.
Beckett Directs Beckett: Waiting
for Godot
VHS
137 min
1990
V 1232 A, B
Performance by the San Quentin
Drama Workshop of Beckett’s Waiting
for Godot. Tape 1: Act 1 (77 minutes.)
Tape 2: Act II (60 min.)
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Becoming John Ford
DVD
93 min
2007
DVD 4617
Documentary about John Ford’s career
in filmmaking, Focusing primarily on his
years at Fox, his relationship with
Darryl F. Zanuck, and the effect the
second World War had on both men
and their work. (Part of the Ford at Fox
collection.) Also includes: The battle of
Midway ( 18 min. ; sd., col. ; 1942) The
battle of Midway additional footage ( 7
min.) December 7th ( 34 min. ; sd.,
b&w ; 1943) Torpedo squadron (7 min.
; sd., col. ; 1942).
Beethoven Symphonies 3 & 9:
Berliner Philharmoniker
DVD
148 min
2000
DVD 921
Two-disc set of Beethoven’s Symphony
No.9 in D minor, Op. 125, and
Symphony No.3 in E-flat major, Op. 55
Eroica, recorded live in Berlin, May
2000 (No.3), and at the Academia
Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, Rome,
February 2001 (No.9). Conducted by
Claudio Abbado, and performed by the
Berliner Philhamoniker. Third
Symphony offers the option of
switching to the "Conductor Camera".
Beetlejuice
DVD
92 min
1988
DVD 1208
Michael Keaton as a freelance bioexorcist who tries to help a nice ghost
couple rid their home of annoying New
Yorkers. With Alec Baldwin, Geena
Davis, Winona Ryder, and Jeffrey
Jones.
Before Hollywood There Was
Fort Lee, N.J.
DVD
146 min
1964
DVD 366
Documentary on early moviemaking in
Fort Lee, New Jersey. Examines how
work by Thomas Edison, D.W. Griffith
and others influenced the development
of motion pictures. Includes Tourneur’s
feature "A Girl’s Folly", about
filmmaking in Fort Lee, (abridged for
this DVD), "The New York Hat", and
Tourneur’s "The Wishing Ring."
Before Night Falls
DVD
134 min
2000
DVD 4756
Directed by Julian Schnabel, and based
on the autobiography of the same
name by Reinaldo Arenas, the film
looks at the poet’s life and work, from
his childhood in Cuba to his death in
New York City. With Javier Bardem as
Arenas. Also featuring Johnny Depp,
Olivier Martinez, and Héctor Babenco.
Before the Nickelodeon
VHS
60 min
1982
V 1467
Film historian Charles Musser traces
cinema history from 1896 to 1909,
focusing on pioneer American
filmmaker Edwin S. Porter. Narrated by
Blanche Sweet.
Before the Nickelodeon: The
Cinema of Edwin S. Porter
DVD
60 min
1982
DVD 1897, DVD 4098
This documentary is produced by one
of the world’s foremost authorities and
biographers of Edwin S. Porter. Since
little is known of Porter’s personal life,
the emphasis here is on his technique
and contributions to the art of the
cinema.
Beggars of Life
DVD
83 min
1928
DVD 4865
Early sound film with talking sequences
starring Wallace Beery as a rail-riding
hobo and Louise Brooks as a girl on
the run. Based on an autobiography
"Beggars of Lif"e by Jim Tully. With
added orchestra score by Jack Hardy.
(b&w)
Begotten
DVD
78 min
1990
DVD 66
Experimental creation story. E. Elias
Merhige’s first feature. (b&w)
Behind Enemy Lines
DVD
105 min
2001
DVD 349
War adventure with Owen Wilson as a
Navy pilot shot down over Bosnia, and
Gene Hackman as the commander
who launches a renegade rescue
mission. With David Keith.
Behind Locked Doors
DVD
62 min
1948
DVD 1566
Director Budd Boetticher’s low-budget
thriller about a private detective who
has himself committed to an asylum to
get information on a corrupt judge.
With Richard Carlson and Lucille
Bremer. (b&w)
Behind Locked Doors
DVD
62 min
1948
DVD 1473
Director Budd Boetticher’s low-budget
thriller about a private detective who
has himself committed to an asylum to
get information on a corrupt judge.
With Richard Carlson and Lucille
Bremer. (b&w)
Behind Office Doors
DVD
82 min
1931
DVD 643
Executive secretary, taken for granted
by her boss, is wooed by another man,
in Melville Brown’s pre-code drama.
With Mary Astor and Ricardo Cortez.
(b&w)
Behind the Scenes at the Local
News
VHS
90 min
1994
V 146 in storage
Looks at the responsibilities, skills, and
decisions needed to create a
newscast. Includes an indepth study of
WJZ-TV in Baltimore.
Behind the Scenes: Carrie Mae
Weems
VHS
30 min
1999
V 2229 (in storage)
Episode from TV series on creativity,
featuring photographer and video artist
Carrie Mae Weems, with appearance
by William Wegman. Hosted by Penn
and Teller.
Behind the Screens: Hollywood
Goes Hypercommercial
VHS
37 min
2000
V 2197 (in storage)
Five media scholars and a screenwriter
discuss the relationship between
mainstream movies and marketing and
advertising, looking at the rise of
product placment in movies, toy
merchandising, and fast-food chain
tie-ins.
Behind Your Radio Dial /
Westinghouse Presents
VHS
45 min
1948
V 3183 in storage
NBC documentary about how radio
programs were produced and
transmitted. Includes a tour of Radio
City, and the first NBC television
station, WNBT in New York. With Fred
Allen, Toscanini, and Fibber McGee
and Molly. (b&w)
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Beijing Opera: Contest Between
Chu and Han
DVD
DVD 1726
Liu Bang up rose and perish the Qin
Dynasty. Xiang Yu envied Liu’s
contribution, and he set up a springing
feast at Hong Men. Fan zeng tried to
demolish Liu in the feast. Fortunately,
Liu Bang was rescued by Zhang Liang
and Xiang Bo. Han Xin from the Huan
yin county was a great genius, but he
didn’t have his chance. Now, he
struggles to realize his dream of being
an imperator.
Beijing Opera: Match Made by
Scholar Number One
DVD
DVD 1727
In the Song dynasty of ancient China,
the Emperor and his princess one day
go hunting in the frontier but unluckily
arrested by the enemy. Yang Yan Zhao
just passes by and fights with the
enemy, rescuing the Emperor and his
daughter. During their fight, Fu
Dingkui, a son of his subject’s, arrives
and the Emperor takes it for granted
that it is Fu Dingkui that rescues him
and announces to marry his daughter
to him, who falls in love with Yang Yan
Zhao.
Being John Malkovich
DVD
113 min
1999
DVD 565
Debut feature film by director Spike
Jonze. Surrealist comedy about a
puppeteer who takes a job as a clerk,
and discovers in his workplace a portal
into the mind of actor John Malkovich.
With John Cusack, Cameron Diaz,
Catherine Keener, and John Malkovich.
Being Shakespeare
DVD
109 min
2012
DVD 4210
Simon Callow’s one-man show about
the life and work of William
Shakespeare, incorporating extracts
from many of Shakespeare’s plays.
Recorded before an audience during
the play’s London run. PLEASE NOTE:
this is a PAL region 2 DVD. It will not
play on regular DVD players–please
contact Media Services to arrange for a
PAL playback deck.
Being There
DVD
130 min
1979
DVD 4392
American comedy-drama film directed
by Hal Ashby, adapted from the 1970
novella by Jerzy Kosinski, starring
Peter Sellers as Chance the Gardener,
who has been isolated all in his life a a
Washington D.C. townhouse, knowing
only what he’s seen on TV about the
outside world. With Shirley MacLaine,
Melvyn Douglas, Jack Warden, Richard
A. Dysart, and Richard Basehart.
Beirut: the Last Home Movie
The Belle of Amherst
DVD
125 min
1988
DVD 3615
Portrait of an upperclass family, who
remain in their large 19th century house
in a mostly deserted section of Beirut
while a devastating civil war rages
around them. Directed by Jennifer Fox.
VHS
90 min
1976
V 1361
Julie Harris in William Luce’s stage play
portrait of poet Emily Dickinson.
Beirut: The Last Home Movie
DVD
212 min
1959
DVD 2349
Charlton Heston, the slave galley, the
chariot race, Jesus–it’s all here, plus
extras, including a music-only track
showcasing Miklos Rozsa’s score, the
1925 silent version of the film, restored
by Thames Television, and two
documentaries: the 2005 Ben-Hur: The
Epic that Changed Cinema, and the
1994 Ben-Hur: The Making of an Epic.
VHS
90 min
1988
V 2183 in storage
The filmmaker’s interpretation of three
months in the life of a Lebanese family
living in a heavily-bombed Beirut
neighborhood.
The Believers
DVD
114 min
1987
DVD 1766
Martin Sheen, Jimmy Smits, Robert
Loggia and Helen Shaver star in this
occult horror film from John
Schlesinger. A police psychologist
investigating a series of murders
discovers that a religious cult is behind
the madness.
bell hooks: Cultural Criticism
and Transformation
VHS
62 min
V 1548
Cultural critic bell hooks discusses her
theories and applies them to analysis
of popular culture, including "Hoop
Dreams", Madonna, Spike Lee, and
"Kids". In two parts: "On Cultural
Criticism", and "Doing Cultural
Criticism".
bell hooks: Cultural Criticism &
Transformation
DVD
66 min
1997
DVD 4381
Writer and social activist bell hooks
argues for the transformative power of
cultural criticism in this two-part video.
Part One discusses the theoretical
foundations and positions that inform
her work (such as the motives behind
representations, as well as their power
in social and cultural life). Part Two
demonstrates the value of cultural
studies in concrete analysis through
such subjects as the OJ Simpson case,
Madonna, Spike Lee, and Gangsta rap.
Belle de Jour
DVD
100 min
1967
DVD 4542
1967 French drama directed by Luis
Buñuel and starring Catherine
Deneuve, Jean Sorel, and Michel
Piccoli, based on the 1928 novel Belle
de jour by Joseph Kessel, about a
young woman who spends her
midweek afternoons as a prostitute
while her husband is at work.
Belle Epoque
DVD
109 min
1994
DVD 325
Spanish Civil War deserter is
befriended by an eccentric painter, and
his four daughters. With Penelope
Cruz and Jorge Sanz. Directed by
Fernando Trueba.
Ben-Hur: Four-Disc Collector’s
Version
Benny Hill: The Thames Year
1969-1989 : The Complete
Megaset
DVD
DVD 4797
British comedy television show written
by and starring Benny Hill, aired in
various forms between 15 January 1955
and 30 May 1991 in over 140 countries.
The show focused on sketches that
were full of slapstick, mime, parody,
and double-entendre. Vol. 1. Discs 1-6
features years 1969-1974 vol. 2. Discs
7-12 features years 1975-1981 Vol. 3.
Discs 13-18 features 1982-1989
Berenice Abbott: A View of the
20th Century
DVD
DVD 3376
56 min
2009
Ben Wattenberg’s 1980:
Winning Hearts and Minds
VHS
29 min
1980
V 137 (OS)
Conservative author/activist Ben
Wattenberg questions the realism and
objectivity of war reporting in interviews
with war correspondents from the
Washington Post and New York Times.
Using coverage of the My Lai
massacre as an example, Wattenberg
proposes that biased press coverage
helped build public sentiment against
the Vietnam War, and ultimately
determined its outcome.
Berkeley in the Sixties
VHS
117 min
1990
DVD 4010
Traces the development of the student
movement at UCLA-Berkeley, which set
a precedent for student participation in
anti-war and social activism nationwide.
Looks at the Free Speech Movement,
anti-Vietnam demonstrations, and the
Black Panther Party. (b&w)
Berlin Alexanderplatz
Beneath the Valley of the
Ultravixens
DVD
93 min
1979
DVD 4191
Satirical sexploitation film starring Kitten
Natividad and Ann Marie with a cameo
by Uschi Digard, directed by American
motion picture director Russ Meyer,
and written by Roger Ebert and Meyer.
DVD
940 min
1980
DVD 2666
Rainer Fassbinder’s epic, 15-hour-plus
adaptation of Alfred Doblin’s novel,
produced for German television, follows
a man (Gunter Lamprecht), fresh out of
prison, as he navigates Berlin and its
temptations in the years between the
two wars. Stars Fassbinder regular
Hanna Schygulla and Franz Buchrieser,
Gottfried John, and Barbara Sukowa.
Benjamin Bagby’s Beowulf
DVD
98 min
2006
DVD 1801
In a stellar combination of storytelling
and performance, Benjamin Bagby
brings the great epic of King Hrothgar,
Grendel and Beowulf to life in this
stage production directed by filmmaker
Stellan Olsson. Widely read in schools
and colleges, this is a rare opportunity
to actually experience the spoken and
sung verses (Bagby accompanies
himself on Anglo-Saxon harp) in
original Old English.
The Benny Goodman Story
VHS
116 min
1955
V 3370 (in storage)
Musical biography of the King of Swing,
with Steve Allen as the clarinetist. With
Donna Reed and musical appearances
by Sammy Davis, Gene Krupa, Harry
James, and others. Goodman himself
dubbed the clarinet.
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Berlin: Symphony of a Great
City
VHS
62 min
1927
DVD 4511, V 1601
Walter Ruttmann’s silent documentary
classic about a day in the workings of
Berlin. (Also on the VHS tape: Opus I,
an early experimental short by
Ruttmann.) (b&w)
Bertolt Brecht: Practice Pieces
VHS
28 min
1964
V 1676
Rehearsal scenes from Brecht’s
"Practice Pieces for Actors", featuring
Lotte Lenya, Roscoe Lee Brown, Micki
Grant, and Oliver Clark. Includes a
brief discussion of Brechtian theater
with Lenya and translator Michael
Lebeck. (b&w)
Bertolt Brecht’s Galileo
DVD
138 min
1974
DVD 2096
Joseph Losey, who originated the
American stage version of Brecht’s play
in 1947, directs the American Film
Theatre production. Topol stars as the
17th century astronomer who
challenged accepted religious beliefs
with his theories about the universe.
With John Gielgud, Edward Fox,
Michael Gough, Patrick Magee and
Tom Conti.
The Best of Bud Abbott and
Lou Costello
DVD
600 min
DVD 1892
Eight movies from the comedy team of
Abbott and Costello: One Night in the
Tropics, with William Frawley and
Robert Cummings (1940), Buck
Privates, with The Andrews Sisters and
Shemp Howard (1941), In the Navy
(1941), Hold That Ghost (1941), Keep
’Em Flying, with Martha Raye (1941),
Ride ’Em Cowboy (1942), Pardon My
Sarong (1942), and Who Done It?
(1942). Each film runs approximately
76 minutes. (b&w)
Best Boy
DVD
105 min
1979
DVD 2242
Academy Award winner for Best
Documentary in 1979, Best Boy is a
portrait of the filmmaker’s cousin Philly,
a mentally retarded adult whose aging
parents must make decisions about
how he will live after their deaths.
The Best of Chevy Chase
VHS
60 min
1987
V 817 in storage
Chevy Chase in comedy scenes from
"Saturday Night Live" with guest stars,
Richard Pryor, Candice Bergen, Jill
Clayburgh, and Ron Nessen.
The Best of Ernie Kovacs
Best Campaign Commercials of
1992: Presidential Primaries
VHS
29 min
1992
V 1310 in storage
Best spots of 1992, as selected by
London International Advertising
Awards.
Best in Show
DVD
90 min
2000
DVD 147
Satirical comedy about the fictitious
Mayflower Dog Show. With Parker
Posey, Christopher Guest, and Michael
Hitchcock.
Best Kept Secret
DVD
86 min
2013
DVD 4287
At John F. Kennedy High School in
Newark, New Jersey, Janet Mino has
taught a class of young men for four
years. As graduation approaches for
her severely autistic minority students
Mino must help them find the means to
support themselves before they "age
out" of the system.
The Best Little Whorehouse in
Texas
DVD
115 min
1982
DVD 2067
When a TV crusader discovers the
existence of a whorehouse in a small
Texas town, the proprietress and the
local sheriff team up to spite his efforts
to close the institution down. Based on
the Broadway musical. With Burt
Reynolds and Dolly Parton.
DVD
320 min
DVD 2748
Over 100 bits, sketches, and segments
from throughout Ernie Kovacs’ career.
(b&w)
The Best of Ernie Kovacs
VHS
60 min
V 2024 (in storage)
Bits from Kovacs’ early television
shows, including the "crazy" 1812
Overture, a parody of 1950’s TV
westerns, and the bow and arrow
blackouts. (b&w)
Best of Friends, The: Fan
Favorites, Volumes 3 & 4
DVD
300 min
DVD 4691
Episodes from the TV comedy series,
supplemented with added footage.
Includes the documentary "The One
that Goes Behind the Scenes."
Best of Friends, The: Volume 1
DVD
151 min
DVD 4688
5 episodes from the TV comedy,
including "Pilot", "The One with Two
Parts" "The One With All the Poker",
"The One Where Ross Finds Out", and
"The One with the Prom Video." Extras
include the Rembrandts’ "I’ll Be There
for You" music video.
Best of Friends, The: Volume 2
DVD
151 min
DVD 4689
5 episodes from the TV series: "The
One Where No One’s Ready", "The
One With the Embryos", "the One With
Ross’s Wedding", "The One with All the
Thanksgiving", and "The One Where
Everybody Finds Out."
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The Best of Jack Benny
DVD
DVD 4387
39 episodes from Jack Benny’s TV
long-running (1950-1965) TV show.
Featuring Eddie "Rochester" Anderson,
Don Wilson, Dennis Day, and Mary
Livingstone, as well as guest
appearances by Humphrey
Bogart,Johnny Ray, Danny Thomas,
Irene Dunne, Vincent Price, Liberace,
and others. (b&w)
The Best of Jack Benny
DVD
DVD 4046
40 episodes of the TV comedy series
starring Jack Benny, Eddie Rochester
Anderson, Don Wilson, Dennis Day,
and Mary Livingstone.
The Best of Resfest, Volume 1
DVD
120 min
DVD 558
Collection of 16 short films shown
during Resfest, a traveling showcase
for works from emerging digital media
artists. Includes "Tongues and Taxis"
(Michael Overbeck, 2000), "Modern
Life" (Dean Mermell, 1997), "Pasta for
War" (Zach Schlappi, 2000),
"Deformer" (Mike Mills), "Snack and
Drink" (Bob Sabiston, 1999), "11:11"
(Max Kisman, 2000), "Luz" (Jose Javier
Martinez, 1999), "A Portrait of Harry"
(Thomas Trail, 2000), "Syokyoan" (Koji
Yamamoto, 2000), "Cirkus" (Herman
Weeb, 1996), "Ground" (James
Kenney, 1999), "Golden Shoes" (Adam
Gravnois, 1996), Vision Point" (Stephen
X. Arthur, 1999), "Max" (AWOL), and
"Latin Alive" (Stefan Nadelman). With
commentary tracks by directors.
The Best of Resfest, Volume 2
DVD
104 min
DVD 559
Collection of 12 short films from the
archives of Resfest, a traveling film
festival showcasing innovative
filmmakers. Films include "Bad
Animals," David Birdsell, "Bike Ride",
Tom Schroeder, "Copy Shop", Virgil
Widrich, "Counterfeit Film", Brett
Simon, "Delusions in Modern
Primitivism", Daneil Loflin, "Dog", Susie
Templeton, "Headcleaner", Alessandro
Bavari, "Helicopter", Ari Gold, "More",
Mark Osborne, "Sweet", Elysse
Couvillion, "Telling Lies", Simon Ellis,
and "Zen and the Art of Landscaping",
David Kartch. With commentary tracks
from the directors.
The Best of Resfest, Volume 3
DVD
105 min
Collection of 11 short films from the
archives of Resfest, a touring film
festival showcasing innovative film,
music, art, design, and technology.
Films include "Birdbeat: Fugue", Geoff
Adams, "Historia Del Desierto", Celia
Galan Julve, "Home Road Movies",
Robert Bradbrook, "Japanese Tradition
(Sushi)", Junji Kojima, "Jubilee Line",
Tim Hope, "The Littlest Robo", Richard
Kenworthy, "Protest", Steve Katz, "Rail
Rode", Brian Garnell, "Starched", Cath
Le Couteur, "the Subconscious Art of
Graffiti Removal", Matt McCormick,
and "Terminal Bar", Stefan Nadelman.
The Best of Rowan & Martin’s
Laugh-in
DVD
360 min
1968
DVD 4048
6 episodes from the American sketch
comedy television program that ran on
NBC from January 22, 1968, to March
12, 1973. Hosted by comedians Dan
Rowan and Dick Martin the cast
featured, at various times, Chelsea
Brown, Johnny Brown, Ruth Buzzi,
Judy Carne, Richard Dawson, Moosie
Drier, Henry Gibson, Teresa Graves,
Goldie Hawn, Arte Johnson, Larry
Hovis, Sarah Kennedy, Jeremy Lloyd,
Dave Madden, Pigmeat Markham,
Gary Owens, Pamela Rodgers,
Barbara Sharma, Jud Strunk, Alan
Sues, Lily Tomlin and Jo Anne Worley.
The Best of Rowan & Martin’s
Laugh-in 2
DVD
330 min
1968
DVD 4049
Three disc collection of bits from the
American sketch comedy TV program
that ran from January 22, 1968, to
March 12, 1973, on NBC. It was hosted
by comedians Dan Rowan and Dick
Martin and featured, at various times,
Chelsea Brown, Johnny Brown, Ruth
Buzzi,Judy Carne, Richard Dawson,
Moosie Drier, Henry Gibson, Teresa
Graves, Goldie Hawn, Arte Johnson,
Larry Hovis, Sarah Kennedy, Jeremy
Lloyd, Dave Madden, Pigmeat
Markham, Gary Owens, Pamela
Rodgers, Barbara Sharma, Jud Strunk,
Alan Sues, Lily Tomlin and Jo Anne
Worley. This collection features
episodes 16, 52, 54, 64, 65, and 87.
The Best of the Adventures of
Ozzie and Harriet
DVD
570 min
1952
DVD 3958
Selected episodes from the American
sitcom that aired on ABC from October
3, 1952 through March 26, 1966,
starring the real life Nelson family. DVD
extras include Nelson home movies,
the original episode on radio (1949),
and commentaries with David Nelson
and Rick Nelson’s son, Sam Nelson.
The Best of the Colgate Comedy
Hour
DVD
1950
DVD 3928
10 DVD set includes the comedy
material from the 28 shows hosted by
Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis. Bonus
materials include "Hollywood Rivals:
Martin & Lewis" and "Jerry Lewis at the
Movies."
Best Spots of 1988: Presidential
General Election
VHS
48 min
1988
V1308 (in storage)
Commercials for Republican
candidates George Bush and Dan
Quayle and Democratic presidential
candidates Bill Clinton and Al Gore.
Best Spots of 1988: Presidential
Primary
VHS
60 min
1988
V1307 (in storage)
Television spots, usually 30 seconds
long, reveal the issues and
personalities of the 1988 Presidential
Primary campaign. Includes
Republicans Alexander Haig, Robert
Dole, and George Bush, and
Democrats Michael Dukakis, Paul
Simon, and the Rev. Jesse Jackson.
The Best Years of Our Lives
DVD
148 min
1946
DVD 2747
Three GIs return home from war, to
find that their lives have changed
considerably, for the worse. An
insightful portrait of small-town
American life and its values. Starring
Myrna Loy, Frederic March, Dana
Andrews, Virginia Mayo and Teresa
Wright. The Best Years of Our Lives
was named one of the 50 greatest
motion pictures of all time by the
members of The American Film
Institute. (b&w)
The Best Years of Our Lives
VHS
170 min
1987
V 494AB (in storage)
Three returning WWII veterans face
problems as they try to pick up the
threads of their lives. With Myrna Loy,
Frederic March, and Dana Andrews.
(b&w)
Betrayed
DVD
67 min
1944
DVD 3180
In this chilling, iconic film noir, Mitchum
plays a new bride’s (Kim Hunter) former
beau, who provides a strong shoulder
to lean on when his ex suspects the
mysterious man she married (Dean
Jagger) may be a killer. (b&w)
Betraying Amnesia, Portraying
Ourselves: Latin American
Video Portraiture
VHS
76 min
V 3441
6 video portraits created by Latin
American or Latino artists: "You Are
What You Are Born For", Roberto
Berliner, 6:00,1999. Features three
blind sisters who sing for their survival
on the streets of Campina Grande,
Brazil. "Calle Chula", Veronica
Majano,12:00,1998. Introduces the
character of a street in the Mission
District of San Francisco, personifying it
as a 15 year old Salvadoran/Ohione girl.
"Papapapa", Alex Rivera,28:00,1996.
Experimental video charting the course
of two Peruvian migrants, a potato and
his father. "Magnetic Balance", Magaly
Ponce,7:20,1998. Self-portrait of the
artist as a member of the "children of
Pinochet." "Hombres Muertos de Amor
y la Jauria du Mujeres" German
Bobe,7:45,1991. Dreamlike video
about relationships, mass media, and
religion. "Carlos Nader", Carlos Nader,
15:00,1998. Looks at identity according
to color, nationality, and politics.
Better Luck Tomorrow
DVD
99 min
2003
DVD 515
Asian American high school students,
bored with family demands for high
achievement, turn to extra-curricular
criminal activities. With Parry Shen,
Karin Anna Cheung, and Roger Fan.
Betrayal
Betty Boop in Snow White
VHS
95 min
1985
V 644 in storage
Pinter’s story of a married man whose
wife is having an affair with his best
friend. Stepping backward in time,
Pinter opens on Jerry and Emma in a
brief, hauntingly sad reunion two years
after their affair has ended. He
concludes nine years earlier, on the
night of a party during which Jerry and
Emma make their first physical contact.
Betty Boop: Special Collector’s
Edition
The Betrayal
DVD
92 min
2007
DVD 2880
Celebrated cinematographer Ellen
Kuras and Thavisouk Phrasavath
collectively spent over 20 years filming
this simultaneously personal and
political documentary on one Laotian
family’s struggles during Vietnam, and
their subsequent persecution in Laos
and later in America.
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16MM
6 min
1934
F 243
Betty Boop in animated fairy tale.
(b&w)
VHS
90 min
1984
V 165 in storage
A collection of the original black and
white Betty Boop cartoons from the
1930’s. These Max Fleischer cartoons
feature special musical performances
by Louis Armstrong, Cab Calloway,
Don Redman, and the Royal Samoans.
(b&w)
Between the Folds
DVD
55 min
2009
DVD 2652
Portraits of 10 artists, scientists, and
mathematicians who left traditional
careers to work in origami. Includes
short film "Origametria".
Between Two Wars
DVD
83 min
1978
dv1426
A film about the time of the blast
furnaces, about the development of an
industry, about a perfect machinery
which had to run itself to the point of its
own destruction. "Between Two Wars"
is also a film about the strains of
filmmaking and a reflection on craft and
creation.
Between Two Worlds: The
Hmong Shaman in America
Bewitched the Complete First
Season
DVD
917 min
1964
DVD 1654
Bewitching Samantha Stephens
(Elizabeth Montgomery) uses her
magic powers to solve pesky domestic
problems in episodes from a popular
1960s sitcom. Dick York, Agnes
Moorehead, and David White star.
Includes all 36 episodes from the hit first
season. USA, 1964-1965, 917 mins.
Beyond a Reasonable Doubt
VHS
28 min
V1257
Describes the art of Shamanism and
the role of the Shaman in Hmong
society. Examines the conflict between
the ancient religion and traditions of the
Hmong and their new way of life in the
United States.
DVD
77 min
1956
DVD 3867 PAL format
Fritz Lang’s last Hollywood film is a
thriller about a writer who plans a hoax
to expose flaws in the legal system,
with unexpected results. With Dana
Andrews and Joan Fontaine. PLEASE
NOTE: THIS DVD IS IN PAL FORMAT.
(b&w)
The Beverly Hillbillies Go
Hollywood
Beyond Barbed Wire/Go for
Broke!
VHS
104 min
V 1865 in storage
Four classic episodes from the TV
comedy series. The Clampetts get into
the movies in "Jed Becomes a Movie
Mogul", "Clampett City", "Clampett City
General Store" and "Hedda Hopper’s
Hollywood." With Buddy Ebsen and
Hedda Hopper. (b&w)
The Beverly Hillbillies: The
Clampetts Strike Oil
VHS
51 min
1962
V 3025
Two episodes from the TV comedy
series: The Clampetts Strike Oil
(premiere episode) and Getting
Settled. (b&w)
Beverly Hills Cop
DVD
105 min
1984
DVD 4401
Action comedy starring Eddie Murphy
as Axel Foley, a street-smart Detroit
cop who heads to Beverly Hills,
California to solve the murder of his
best friend. With Judge Reinhold, John
Ashton, Ronny Cox, Lisa Eilbacher,
Steven Berkoff, and Jonathan Banks.
Beverly Hills Cop
VHS
105 min
1985
V 880 in storage
Eddie Murphey as Detective Axel
Foley, inner city cop on the loose in
Beverly Hills.
Beware of Mr. Baker
DVD
100 min
2012
DVD 3974
Ginger Baker looks back on his musical
career with Cream and Blind Faith, his
introduction to Fela Kuti, his selfdestructive patterns and losses of
fortune,and his current life inside a
fortified South African compound.
Includes interviews with Eric Clapton,
Steve Winwood, and others.
DVD
225 min
1997
DVD 2689
Shortly after the bombing of Pearl
Harbor in 1942, the U.S. government
enacted the "Executive Order 9066"
which ordered that thousands of
Japanese Americans living on the West
Coast be placed in special interment
camps for the war’s duration. At the
same time, over 2,000 Japanese
Americans were serving overseas as
U.S. soldiers. This documentary
utilizes interviews with aging veterans
and archival footage to tell the stories
of those who fought so hard for a
country that betrayed them. Include the
1951 feature film Go for Broke! starring
Van Johnson, based on the events
covered in the documentary.
Beyond Belief
DVD
92 min
2007
DVD 2278
Susan Retik and Patti Quigley were two
average suburban moms living near
Boston until the 9/11 tragedy forced
them to focus on the country where the
terrorists who took their husbands’
lives were trained: Afghanistan. Over
the course of two years, they came to
develop a bond with Afghan widows,
whose lives have also been ravaged by
war.
Beyond Blame: Introduction/
Overview and Town Hall
Presentation: Challenging
Violence in the Media
VHS
90 min
1995
V1204A (oversize item)
Video program and print materials
designed to help community groups
explore alternatives to violent
entertainment, while teaching media
literacy as a challenge to violence in
the media. With lesson plans,
handouts, and resources. Includes
audiocassette titled "Issues and
Answers: A Conversation About
Violence in the Media," and journal
issues no.62 and 63 of Media & Values.
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Please note: this package is shelved
with oversized items.
Beyond Blame: Teen/Adult,
Parent/Caregiver: Challenging
Violence in the Media
VHS
50 min
1995
V 1204B (oversized item)
Video and print materials designed as
a media literacy program for
community education. Includes lesson
plans, handouts, and resources to help
viewers develop skills to lessen their
exposure to violence in the media.
Please note this is shelved with
oversized items.
Beyond FAT City
DVD
DVD 2366
90 min
2005
Beyond Hate, with Bill Moyers
VHS
90 min
1991
V 1069
Looks at manifestations of hatred and
conflict in various cultures and political
situations, from Los Angeles to
Jerusalem. Jimmy Carter, Nadine
Gordimer, Elie Wiesel, and others
discuss causes and possible solutions.
Beyond the Book: New
Technologies, New Writings
DVD
108 min
2004
DVD 992
Panel discussion held December 2,
2004, in San Francisco, about the
impact of new technology on the
publishing industry, and on writers.
Hosted by the Copyright Clearance
Center. Panelists include author Ken
Guffman, Michael Kanellos of CNET
News.com, Christopher Kenneally of
the Copyright Clearance Center, Gary
Luke, Sasquatch Books, and author
Glenna Matthews.
Beyond the Da Vinci Code
DVD
90 min
2005
DVD 2093
Documentary examining the fact and
fiction behind Dan Brown’s "The Da
Vinci Code"
Beyond the Valley of the Dolls
DVD
109 min
1970
DVD1253
Russ Meyer’s excursion into studio
filmmaking resulted in this melodrama
written by film critic Roger Ebert about
an all-girl rock group, their relationship
with a transsexual manager and their
rise and introduction to the Hollywood
netherworld of exploitation and flagrant
hedonism. With Dolly Read, Cynthia
Myers, Marcia McBroom and John La
Zar.
Beyond Utopia: Changing
Attitudes in American
Architecture
DVD
DVD 3262
58 min
1984
Bhooter Bhobishyot
DVD
120 min
2012
DVD 3698
Indian blockbuster about a film crew
making a film in a haunted Calcutta
mansion. With Swastika Mukherjee,
Parambrata Chatterjee, Sabyasachi
Chakraborty.
The Bicycle: Fighting AIDS with
Community Medicine
DVD
17 min
2006
DVD 2130
A look at AIDS through the eyes of Pax
Chingawale, community medical
volunteer, as he cycles from village to
village in Zomba District, Malawi,
looking for the abandoned and the ill,
while monitoring the progress of
patients who are being treated with lifeextending medication. Pax volunteers
with Dignitas International, headed up
by Dr. James Orbinski, who accepted
the Nobel Peace Prize for Médecins
Sans Frontières. Written and directed
by Katerina Cizek, as a project of the
National Film Board of Canada’s
Filmmaker-in-Residence program.
Ladri Di Biciclette: The Bicycle
Thief
VHS
90 min
1988
V 653 in storage
An impoverished laborer and his son
search the streets of postwar Rome for
hte stolen bicycle on which their
livelihood depends. (b&w)
The Bicycle Thief
16MM
90 min
1949
F 125
Impoverished laborer and his son
search the streets of postwar Rome for
the stolen bicycle on which their
livelihood depends. (b&w)
The Bicycle Thief
DVD
99 min
1948
DVD 12, DVD 627
Vittorio De Sica’s classic about a father
and son who search for a stolen
bicycle. Special features: dubbed
English dialogue soundtrack; theatrical
trailer. (b&w)
Bicycle Thieves
DVD
89 min
1948
DVD 3756, DVD 4106
Criterion edition of Vittorio De Sica’s
neorealist classic film about a man in
poverty-stricken postwar Italy, whose
bicycle, which he needs for work, is
stolen. Two-disc edition features new,
restored digital transfer and improved
English subtitle translation, and
supplements: "Working with De Sica",
interviews with screenwriter Suso
Cecchi d’Amico, actor Enzo Staiola,
and film scholar Callisto Cosulich; "Life
as It Is: The Neorealist Movement iin
Italy", and a 2003 documentary on
screenwriter Cesare Zavattini. With a
book featuring essays by critic Godfrey
Cheshire and filmmaker Charles
Burnett. (b&w)
Big Bang Theory: Complete
Third Season
Big Fella
DVD
2009
DVD 2852
Third season of the American sitcom
created by Chuck Lorre and Bill Prady.
Set in Pasadena, California, the show
is about two fictional Caltech geniuses,
one an applied physicist (Leonard
Hofstadter) and the other a theoretical
physicist (Sheldon Cooper), who live
across the hall from an attractive blonde
waitress and aspiring actress (Penny).
The Big Bang Theory: The
Complete First Season
DVD
DVD 2824
2007
The Big Bang Theory: The
Complete Second Season
DVD
DVD 2825
2008
The Big Bus
DVD
88 min
1976
DVD 212
Spoof on disaster movies. A nuclearpowered bus makes its maiden voyage
from New York to Denver. With Joseph
Bologna, Stockard Channing, and
Larry Hagman.
Big Business
VHS
20 min
1929
V 2119 in storage
Laurel and Hardy sell Christmas trees
door to door. With James Finlayson.
(b&w)
VHS
73 min
1937
V 1622 (in storage)
British musical, loosely based on the
novel Banjo, by Claude McKay. Paul
Robeson plays a dockworker who
rescues a lost child. (b&w)
Big Fish
DVD
125 min
2004
DVD 1634
A fable about a cynical young man’s
attempts to understand, and reconcile
his feelings for, his imaginative, tall-tale
telling father. Both Albert Finney and
Ewan McGregor star as the elder and
younger Edward Bloom, a small town
hero whose life is outlined through a
series of vignettes that include
encounters with a kind-hearted giant,
circus folk, a one-eyed witch, cabaretsinging Siamese twins, a town without
shoes, and a very big fish. Co-stars
Billy Crudup, Jessica Lange, Helena
Bonham-Carter, Danny DeVito and
Alison Lohman.
The Big Heat
DVD
89 min
1953
DVD 3701
Fritz Lang’s film noir starring Glenn
Ford, Gloria Grahame, and Lee Marvin.
When a cop’s wife is killed by an
explosion meant for him, he cop who
takes on the crime syndicate that
controls his city. Written by former
crime reporter Sydney Boehm, the film
is based on based on a Saturday
Evening Post serial by William P.
McGivern. (b&w)
The Big Chill
DVD
106 min
1983
dvd1239
The story of eight old friends searching
for something they lost, and finding that
all they needed was each other.
The Big Clock
VHS
95 min
1948
V 2089 in storage
Film noir classic with Ray Milland as a
crime magazine editor who becomes
the focus of a murder investigation.
With Charles Laughton and Maureen
O’Sullivan. (b&w) (b&w)
The Big Combo
VHS
88 min
1955
V 2088 in storage
Noir thriller about the battle between a
good cop, a sadistic crime boss, and
the woman caught in the middle. With
Cornel Wilde and Jean Wallace. (b&w)
Big Dream, Small Screen
(American Experience)
VHS
60 min
1997
V 1479, V 3450
Profile of Philo T. Farnsworth, who
developed and exhibited the television.
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Big Jim McLain
DVD
90 min
1952
DVD 2780
John Wayne plays a special agent for
the House Un-American Activities
Committee, on assignment in prestatehood Hawaii. With Nancy Olson
and James Arness. (b&w)
Big Jim McLain
VHS
90 min
1952
V 3428 (in storage)
John Wayne plays a special agent for
the House Un-American Activities
Committee, on assignment in prestatehood Hawaii. With Nancy Olson
and James Arness. (b&w)
The Big Lebowski
DVD
98 min
1998
DVD 641
Jeff Bridges and John Goodman in
Coen Brothers’ comedy about mistaken
identity, bowling, and a complicated
abduction plot. With Julianne Moore,
Sam Elliott, and Steve Buscemi.
Big Night
Big Shot’s Funeral
Biggie & Tupac
DVD
109 min
1996
dv1428
This Sundance winner is the story of
two Italian brothers whose restaurant
teeters on the brink of bankruptcy.
Siblings Primo and Secondo, owners of
a small Italian restaurant, must decide
if they want to present "Americanized"
Italian food or stay true to their heritage.
With Minnie Driver, Ian Holm, Isabella
Rossellini, Campbell Scott, Tony
Shalboub and Stanley Tucci. "A feast
of a film" (Peter Travers, Newsday).
DVD
100 min
2001
dvd 1273
When a big shot Hollywood director
(Donald Sutherland) slips into a coma
while working on a film in China, his
entourage plans an extravagant funeral
for him. Unfortunately, none of them
have any money so they turn to
alternate, hilarious methods to fund the
festivities. This first international
project by Chinese director Feng
Xiaogang is an interesting look at
capitalism in modern China. Also stars
Ge You and Paul Mazursky. In English
and Mandarin with English subtitles.
DVD
107 min
2002
DVD 798
Nick Broomfield’s investigation into the
unsolved murders of rappers Tupac
Shakur and Biggie Smalls. "It’s like a
rap Rashomon." Richard Roeper.
The Big One
The Big Sleep
VHS
90 min
V 2020 (in storage)
Michael Moore confronts business
executives from Nike, Borders Books,
and Payday Candy on his book promo
tour for "Downsize This".
The Big Picture
DVD
102 min
1989
DVD 2269
The Hollywood scene is lampooned in
this behind-the-scenes look at the
costs of making it in the film business.
Kevin Bacon stars as a naive kid from
Ohio who wins a best student film
award from the prestigious National
Film Institute and finds himself in the
Hollywood fast lane. With Jennifer
Jason Leigh, Michael McKeon and J.T.
Walsh, and featuring appearances by
Eddie Albert, Richard Belzer, John
Cleese, Stephen Collins, June
Lockhart and Roddy McDowell.
DVD
116 min
1946
DVD 1749
Private eye Philip Marlowe is hired to
keep an eye on General Sternwood’s
youngest daughter, Carmen, who has
fallen into bad company. He soon
becomes involved in murder mystery
scandal that threatens to shatter both
the Sternwood family and Marlowe
himself. (b&w)
The Big Trail
DVD
122 min
1930
DVD 2623
An early masterpiece from Raoul
Walsh (High Sierra), shot in the then
revolutionary 70mm widescreen
process, which is included in this 2-disc
set. In his first starring role, John
Wayne plays a young scout leading a
wagon train through the treacherous
Oregon wilderness. With Marguerite
Churchill, Eli Brendel and Tully
Marshall. (b&w)
Big Trouble
The Big Red One
DVD
114 min
1980
DVD 957
Sam Fuller’s film version of his World
War II experiences, in a reconstructed
version, supervised by Richard
Schickel. DVD includes "Anatomy of a
Scene", which examines before/after
restoration comparisons, a War
Department film "The Fighting First",
and a documentary "The Real Glory:
Reconstructing the Big Red One."
The Big Short
DVD
130 min
2015
Comedy-drama directed by Adam
McKay based on the 2010 book The
Big Short: Inside the Doomsday
Machine by Michael Lewis about the
financial crisis of 2007-2008 which was
triggered by the United States housing
bubble. Cast includes Christian Bale,
Steve Carell, Ryan Gosling, Brad Pitt,
Melissa Leo, Hamish Linklater, John
Magaro, Rafe Spall, Jeremy Strong,
Finn Wittrock and Marisa Tomei.
DVD
85 min
2002
DVD 252
Tim Allen plays Miami Herald columnist
who is thrust into comedic chaos
revolving around a mysterious
suitcase. Based on humorist Dave
Barry’s novel. With Rene Russo,
Janeane Garofalo, and Tom Sizemore.
The Bigamist
DVD
79 min
1953
DVD 4776
Film noir directed by Ida Lupino,
starring Joan Fontaine, Edmond
O’Brien, and herslef. Tells the story of
a couple who grows apart when they
are unable to conceive a child, and the
complications that arise when they
decide to adopt. (b&w)
Bigger Than Life
DVD
95 min
1956
When a friendly, successful suburban
teacher and father (James Mason) is
prescribed cortisone for a painful,
possibly fatal affliction, he grows
dangerously addicted to the
experimental drug, resulting in his
transformation into a psychotic and
ultimately violent household despot.
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Bill Cosby on Prejudice
16MM
25 min
1972
F 44
A satire in which Bill Cosby portrays a
super-bigot. His diatribe exposes the
flaws in all prejudices.
Bill Cunningham: New York
DVD
84 min
2010
A cinematic profile of the noted veteran
New York City fashion photographer.
Bill Gates
VHS
60 min
1995
V 1484 (in storage)
Cofounder of Microsoft Bill Gates talks
with David Frost about his views on the
future of computers, and discusses his
personal rise to the top of the computer
industry.
Bill Hicks Live
DVD
DVD 2076
Compilation of work by the late Bill
Hicks, a comic known for his raw and
unflinching commentaries on the
government, military, police, religion,
porno, drugs and more. The program
includes three of Hick’s legendary
filmed performances: One Night Stand
(30 mins.), taped at the Old Vic Theatre
in Chicago; Revelations (65 mins.),
taped at the Dominion Theatre in
London; Relentless (70 mins.), from
the Montreal Comedy Festival. Also
includes Just a Ride (45 mins.), a
survey of Hicks’ career, featuring
interviews with Brett Butler, Eddie
Izzard, Richard Jeni, Jay Leno, David
Letterman and Thea Vidale.
Bill Hicks: Sane Man
DVD
120 min
1989
DVD 2075
Shot in 1989, this is the earliest known
footage of a complete live performance
by irreverent comedian, satirist, and
social critic Bill Hicks. "An incisive
young comedian seen at the top of his
form, on his home turf, in a jam-packed
set of his best material [...] simply the
funniest video on earth" (Austin
Chronicle). 120 mins.
Bill Moyers Journal: Buying the
War
DVD
87 min
2007
DVD 2425
Bill Moyers and his investigative team
piece together the reporting and
political spin–and yes, the marketing–
that shaped the public’s view before,
during, and following the invasion of
Iraq in 2003. Also looks at the work of
Knight Ridder reporters who dug
beneath the surface of the Bush
administration claims, but were
drowned out by the drums of war. With
commentary from Dan Rather, Tim
Russert, Bob Simon, and Walter
Isaacson.
Bill Moyers World of Ideas
Anthology, Volume 1: The
National Soul
VHS
92 min
1989
V 725A (in storage)
Bill Moyers explores myth, morality and
ethics in the American consciousness,
in conversations with authors E.L.
Doctorow, Barbara Tuchman, and
Louise Erdich, pediatrician T. Berry
Brazelton, and bio-ethicist Willard
Gaylin. Also features Elaine Pagels, F.
Forrester Church, August Wilson, and
Michael Dorris.
Bill Moyers World of Ideas
Anthology, Volume 2: Crisis of
Democracy
VHS
80 min
1989
V 725B
Bill Moyers talks with political
philosophers, authors, and historians
about political and economic
assumptions. Features Joseph Heller,
Sissela Bok, Noam Chomsky, Sheldon
Wolin, Henry Steele Commager, John
Lukacs, and Tom Wolfe.
Bill Moyers World of Ideas
Anthology, Volume 3:
Dissolving Boundaries
VHS
90 min
1989
V 725C
Bill Moyers discusses environmental
issues and global interdependence
with leading scientists, writers, and
sociologists. Features sociologist
Robert Bellah, environmental scientist
Jessica Tuchman Mathews, Nigerian
novelist Chinua Achebe, writer Isaac
Asimov, novelist Carlos Fuentes,
anthropologist Mary Catherine
Bateson, and physicist Chen Ning Yang.
Bill T. Jones: Still/Here with Bill
Moyers
DVD
57 min
1997
DVD 967
Documentary on the making of Bill T.
Jone’s acclaimed dance Still/ Here, a
dance about the meaning of lifethreatening illness. Dancer/
choreographer Jones discusses with
Bill Moyers how events from his life,
especially his partner Arnie Zane’s
death from AIDS, and Jones’ own HIV
status, inform this work.
Bill Viola: Selected Works
DVD
55 min
2010
DVD 4269
Selections of Bill Viola’s video art,
including Migration (1976), The
Reflecting Pool (1977-79), Ancient of
Days (1979-81) and Chott el-Djerid
(1979).
Bill Viola: The Eye of the Heart
DVD
59 min
2002
DVD 1058
Portrait of video artist Bill Viola,
including extracts from some of his
major works, interviews with Viola, and
footage of him at work.
Billy Elliot
DVD
111 min
2001
DVD 1538
A young British boy is torn between his
unexpected love of dance and the
disintegration of his family and mining
community.
Billy Liar
VHS
94 min
1963
V 1810 in storage
British film about an undertaker’s
assistant, who dreams of escaping his
humdrum life. With Tom Courtenay and
Julie Christie. (b&w)
Billy the Kid
VHS
95 min
1941
V 2208 in storage
Robert Taylor plays legendary outlaw
Billy the Kid in western saga, in which
Billy tries to go straight. With Brian
Donlevy, Mary Howard, and Gene
Lockhart.
Bill T. Jones: Dancing to the
Promised Land
Biochemical Basis of Biology I:
Cell Structure
VHS
60 min
V 3406 (IN STORAGE)
Looks at the life, work, and creative
strategies of choreographer Bill T.
Jones and his company, using
rehearsal and performance of Last
Supper at Uncle Tom’s Cabin/The
Promised Land as a framework.
VHS
60 min
1986
V 1463 in storage
Four fifteen minute sections: The
Electron microscope, Subcellular
fractionation, Mitochondrial respiration,
and The light reaction of
photosynthesis.
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Biochemical Basis of Biology II:
DNA and Protein Synthesis
VHS
56 min
1987
V 1464 in storage
Shows experiments that prove that
DNA carries genetic information, and
uses animated graphics and laboratory
sequences to illustrate how protein
synthesis occurs. Also demonstrates
the importance of radioactively labeled
compounds in studying biochemical
processes in the living cell.
Biochemical Basis of Biology III:
Manipulating DNA
VHS
60 min
1994
V 1465 (in storage)
Demonstrates cutting DNA,
electrophoresis of DNA, amplifying
DNA, and cloning DNA.
Bird
DVD
160 min
1988
DVD 2904
The life of legendary jazz musician
Charlie "Yardbird" Parker, directed and
produced by jazz fan, Clint Eastwood.
The film uses actual recordings by
Parker with the backgrounds removed,
and accompaniment by modern
musicians attuned to the Yardbird’s
improvisations.
Birdman, Or (the Unexpected
Virtue of Ignorance)
DVD
119 min
2014
DVD 4371
Satirical black comedy-drama directed
by Alejandro G. Iñárritu, starring
Michael Keaton as a faded Hollywood
actor best known for portraying the
superhero "Birdman", as he prepares
for an ambitious Broadway project.
With Zach Galifianakis, Edward Norton,
Andrea Riseborough, Amy Ryan,
Emma Stone and Naomi Watts.
The Birds
VHS
119 min
1985
DVD 186
Classic Hitchcock thriller about a town
plagued by you know what. Based on a
novella by Daphne Du Maurier. Cast
includes Tippi Hendren, Rod Taylor,
and Jessica Tandy.
Birdy
DVD
120 min
1984
DVD 2311
Two friends arrive back from Vietnam,
scarred in different ways. One has
physical injuries, the other has mental
problems that make him yearn to be a
bird. With Matthew Modine and Nicolas
Cage.
Birth of a Nation
16MM
175 min
1915
Silent
D.W.Griffith’s landmark silent drama.
(b&w)
Griffith’s Masterworks: The
Birth of a Nation. The Civil War
Films of DW Griffith, a
collection of seven complete
films.
DVD
187 min
1915
DVD 3324
DW Griffith’s classic Birth of a Nation,
plus 17 of his Civil War short films.
The Birth of a Nation
DVD
180 min
1915
DVD 229
Landmark silent drama in complete,
uncut version. With Lillian Gish and
Mae Marsh. (b&w)
The Birth of Modern Theatre:
Chekhov’s Uncle Vanya in
Perspective
VHS
47 min
1982
V 154
Analyzes Chekhov’s dramatic
techniques as developed in Uncle
Vanya. Includes a performance of the
third act of the English translation by
Constance Garnett. (b&w)
Bitter Victory
Black Books Series Two
DVD
102 min
1957
DVD 1992
Richard Burton and Curd Jurgens play
rival military officers assigned to
execute a daring commando raid on
General Rommel’s fortress during
WWII. Much of their animosity stems
from the fact that Captain Leith
(Burton) was once involved with the
wife (Ruth Roman) of Major Brand
(Jurgens), but Brand’s inability to
demonstrate courage-under-fire
provokes jealousy, resentment, and
shame. Burton and Jurgens give tourde-force performances in their
respective roles and Nicholas Ray’s
bold, black-and-white ’Scope
compositions give the film a lyrical
beauty. It was in his review of this 1957
film that Godard famously wrote,
"Nicholas Ray is cinema". (b&w)
DVD
144 min
2002
DVD 1794
A cantankerous bookseller (Dylan
Moran) struggles with pushy
customers, lazy employees, and nasty
hangovers in this absurdist comedy
series from Britain. A neighboring gift
shop owner (Tamsin Grieg) and a
paunchy bookkeeper (Bill Bailey) also
feature in this chaotic BBC series.
Includes all 6 episodes from the show’s
second season.
Bittersweet
Black Film Collection
VHS
42 min
1994
V 1167
Interviews with Indians living in the
United States and with Americans of
Indian descent are intercut with
fictional exchanges between members
of an Indian-American family.
Bizet’s Carmen
VHS
49 min
V 3415 in storage
Dramatization of the rise to power of
Bismarck, and the development of
Germany.
VHS
151 min
1985
V 461
Francesco Rosi’s version of Bizet’s
opera, shot on location in Andalusian
Spain. With Placido Domingo and Julia
Migenes- Johnson. Soundtrack by the
Orchestre National de France,
conducted by Lorin Maazel.
Bitter films
Black Adder: The Complete
Collector’s Set
Bismarck: Germany from Blood
& Iron
DVD
2006
DVD 4675
Animated shorts by independent
filmmaker Don Hertzfeldt, including
"Ah, L’amour", "Genre", "Lily and Jim",
"Billy’s Balloon", "Rejected", and "The
Meaning of Life."
The Bitter Tears of Petra Von
Kant
DVD
124 min
1972
DVD 2749
Film critic Molly Haskell called this
pivotal Fassbinder film, "A tragi-comic
love story disguised as a lesbian
slumber party in high-camp drag." The
film explores the dynamics of the
relationships between a fashion
designer, her slavish assistant, and a
model. With Margit Carstensen, Hanna
Schygulla, Eva Mattes and Irm
Hermann.
DVD
DVD281
Seasons 1 - 4 of the British TV comedy,
as well as "Blackadder Back & Forth",
"Blackadder’s Christmas Carol", and
"The Cavalier Years" special from
Comic Relief UK. 860 minutes on 5
discs. With Rowan Atkinson, Tony
Robinson, and Miranda Richardson.
Written by Richard Curtis, Ben Elton,
and Rowan Atkinson.
The Black Cat
VHS
66 min
1934
V 2189 in storage
Macabre chiller featuring a battle of wills
between psychiatrist Bela Lugosi and
devil worshipper Boris Karloff. (b&w)
DVD
547 min
DVD 1021
Digital restoration of the holdings of the
G. William Jones Film & Video
Collection of the Hamon Arts Library at
SMU, an important collection of African
Amerian films from the 1930’s and
1940’s. Volume I: Murder in Harlem
(1935, 102 min., Oscar Micheaux),
Broken Earth (1939, 10 min, Roman
Freulich), Midnight Shadow (1939, 60
min.,George Randol), Where’s My Man
To-nite (1943, 72 min, Spencer
Williams); Volume II: Girl in Room 20
(1946, 64 min., Spencer Williams),
Vanities (1946, 10 min., William
Alexander),Juke Joint (1947, 70 min,
Spencer Williams), Miracle in Harlem
(1948, 80 min, Jack Kemp), Souls of
Sin (1949, 65 min, William Alexander),
By-Line Newsreels (1953-1956, 10
min. each: 4 programs, William
Alexander. (b&w)
Black Girl
VHS
60 min
1965
V 3218 (in storage)
Ousmane Sembene’s debut film, the
story of the exile and despair of a
Senegalese maid taken to the Riviera
by her employers. (b&w)
Black Girl & Borom Sarret
Black Books Series One
DVD
142 min
2000
DVD 1793
A cantankerous bookseller (Dylan
Moran) struggles with pushy customers,
lazy employees, and nasty hangovers
in this absurdist comedy series from
Britain. A neighboring gift shop owner
(Tamsin Grieg) and a paunchy
bookkeeper (Bill Bailey) also feature in
this chaotic BBC series. Includes all 6
episodes from the show’s first season.
43
DVD
60 min
1965
DVD 2937
Ousmane Sembene’s first feature film
is the story of young woman who finds
her pleasant babysitting chores for a
French family in Dakar topped by an
invitation to accompany them back to
France; but once there, she finds she’s
just "the black girl." With Sembène
himself as a schoolteacher. Plus
Borom Sarret (1964, 20 min.),
Sembène’s first film, a day in the life of
a poor cart driver. (b&w)
Black Hawk Down
Black Narcissus
Black Robe
DVD
144 min
2001
DVD 348
Director Ridley Scott’s military drama
chronicles the doomed 1993 mission of
American soldiers sent to Mogadishu,
Somalia to capture a corrupt warlord.
With Ewan McGregor, Eric Bana, and
Sam Shepard.
DVD
101 min
1947
DVD 3902
British writer-producer-director team of
Michael Powell and Emeric
Pressburger’s film version of Rumer
Godden’s 1939 novel, a psychological
drama about the emotional tensions
within a convent of nuns in an isolated
valley in the Himalayas. With Deborah
Kerr, Kathleen Byron, Sabu, David
Farrar, Flora Robson, Esmond Knight,
and Jean Simmons. Criterion edition
includes "The Audacious Adventurer",
a video in which filmmaker Bertrand
Tavernier discusses the film, and
"Printing with Light", a documentary on
Jack Cardiff’s Oscar-winning
cinematography in Black Narcissus.
VHS
101 min
1992
V 1011 in storage
Epic adventure about a Jesuit priest’s
journey through the 17th century
Canadian wilderness, on a quest to
convert the Huron Indians. With
Lothaire Bluteau, Aden Young, and
Sandrine Holt.
Black History: Lost, Stolen or
Strayed
VHS
54 min
1968
V 633 in storage
1968 CBS documentary on AfricanAmerican history: how it has been
suppressed by conventional American
history texts, and undermined by
cultural stereotypes.
Black Orpheus
Black in Latin Amercia
DVD
240 min
DVD 3123
Black in Latin America, a new four-part
series about the African influence on
Latin America, is the latest production
from renowned Harvard scholar Henry
Louis Gates, Jr. The series examines
how Africa and Europe came together
to create the rich cultures of Latin
America and the Caribbean.
Black Is–Black Ain’t
VHS
88 min
1995
V1244 in storage, DVD 2225
Marlon Riggs’ final project, a
documentary exploring how African
Americans grapple with numerous,
often conflicting, definitions of black
identity.
The Black Man’s Land Trilogy
DVD
156 min
1973
DVD 2913
Award-winning 3-part documentary
series (White Man’s Country, Mau Mau,
and Kenyatta) by David Koff on
colonialism, nationalism, and revolution
in Africa.
Black Man’s Trilogy, Vol. 2: Mau
Mau
VHS
52 min
1973
V 2278 (in storage)
Documentary using newsreel and
archival footage, and interviews with
participants on both side, to investigate
the myth and reality of Africa’s first
modern guerrilla war, begin in 1952,
when the British government declared
a State of Emergency in Kenya.
The Black Maria Film + Video
Festival: Volume One
DVD
98 min
2010
DVD 3578
Fast Film, Richart, Burn, Energie!, Uso
Justo, Blue Tide Black Water, The
Moschops
DVD
107 min
1959
DVD 3300
A retelling of the Orpheus and
Eurydice myth, set during the time of
the Carnaval in Rio de Janeiro.
Black Shadows on a Silver
Screen: The Black Film Industry
From 1915-1950
VHS
52 min
1986
V 878
Documentary on the African-American
film industry from 1915-1950, with
excerpts from Oscar Michaeux’s "Body
and Soul" and Josephine Baker’s
"Siren of the Tropics". Narrated by
Ossie Davis. (b&w)
The Black Stallion
Black Orpheus: Orfeu Negro
VHS
103 min
1988
V 483 in storage
Story based on the legend of Orpheus
and Eurydice set against the colorful
background of the carnival in Rio de
Janiero.
The Black Panthers: Vanguard
of the Revolution
DVD
120 min
2015
Documentary about the history of the
Black Panther Party, using archival
footage and interviews with surviving
Panthers, journalists, and FBI agents.
Directed and written by Stanley Nelson.
The Black Power Mixtape
1967-1975
DVD
96 min
2011
DVD 3353
Interviews of key figures in the Black
Power Movement, including Angela
Davis, Stokely Carmichael, Huey P.
Newton and Bobby Seale. The
interviews were shot by Swedish
television journalists, and provide a
view of the movement unlike any seen
from American media.
DVD
117 min
1979
DVD 3845, DVD 4322
Carroll Ballard’s film adaptation of the
1941 classic children’s novel by Walter
Farley, which tells the story of how a
wild horse and a young boy become
friends after a shipwreck. With Kelly
Reno,Mickey Rooney, Teri Garr, and
the Arabian horse Cass Ole. Criterion
edition includes five short films by
Carroll Ballard: Pigs!(1965), The Perils
of Priscilla (1969), Rodeo (1969),
Seems Like Only Yesterday (1971),
and Crystallization (1974).
Black Theatre: The Making of a
Movement
VHS
114 min
1978
V 1460
Documents the development of the
plays and writers who used theatre as
a tool for social change in the 50’s,
60’s, and 70’s. Includes interviews with
Amiri Baraka, Ed Bullins, James Earl
Jones, Ntozake Shange, and others, as
well as excerpts from the first all black
production of "The Blacks", the
television production of "A Raisin in the
Sun", and "Dutchman".
The Black Press: Soldiers
Without Swords
DVD
86 min
1998
DVD 724
Documentary on the history of the Black
press, and its central role in giving voice
to the African American community.
Includes interviews with key reporters,
publishers, and photojournalists,
including John Sengstacke, publisher
of the only daily Black newspaper still
in production, and the late Charles
"Teenie" Harris, retired photographer
with the Pittsburgh Courier.
44
Black Unicorn: Dudley Randall
and the Broadside Press
DVD
54 min
1996
DV2406
Chronicles the life and work of
American poet Dudley Randall,
focusing on his role as publisher/editor
of Broadside Press, and his influence
on the development of African
American literature.
Black White + Gray: A Portrait
of Sam Wagstaff + Robert
Mapplethorpe
DVD
72 min
2007
DVD 4333
Documentary on the relationship
between curator Sam Wagstaff and
photographer Robert Mapplethorpe,
focusing on the New York City art
scene, and the relationship both men
had with Patti Smith. Featuring
interviews with Dominick Dunne, Ralph
Gibson, Dick Cavett and others.
Blackboard Jungle
DVD
100 min
1955
DVD 2707
Glenn Ford plays a new inner-city
teacher who must confront violence,
gangs, and apathetic students,
including a too-cool-for-school Sidney
Poitier. Based on the novel by Evan
Hunter. (b&w)
The Blair Witch Project
Blind Shaft
DVD
87 min
1999
DVD 42
Low-budget horror hit about the
disappearance of 3 college students
while they filmed a documentary about
rural Maryland’s legendary Blair Witch.
With Heather Donahue, Michael
Williams, and Joshua Leonard.
DVD
89 min
2003
DVD 651
Psychological thriller set against the
backdrop of China’s "Economic
Miracle." The murderous schemes of
two men who use a corrupt system of
unregulated mines and negligent
owners to profit from the deaths of
fellow coal miners threaten to backfire
when one of them starts to develop a
conscience. With Li Yixiang, Wang
Shuangbao, and Wang Baoqiang.
Directed by Li Yang.
Blame it on Fidel!
DVD
99 min
2006
DVD 1771
A 9-year-old girl, Anna de la Mesa
(Nina Kervel), weathers big changes in
her household as her parents become
radical political activists in 1970 Paris.
Blast of Silence
VHS
102 min
1955
V 2177 (in storage)
Richard Brooks’ look at life inside an
urban high school, with Sidney Poitier
in one of his first screen roles. Cast
includes Glenn Ford, Anne Francis,
and Louis Calhern. (b&w)
DVD
77 min
1961
DVD 2789
Low-budget first feature from actorwriter-director Allen Baron. He plays
lonely hitman Frank Bono, who prowls
the Manhattan streets for days, filled
with loathing for his mobster target.
Hardboiled narration (spoken by Lionel
Stander) guides viewers through
energetically choreographed and
edited sequences captured with
handheld cameras on location in New
York City. (b&w)
Blackthorn
Blazing Saddles
DVD
102 min
2011
DVD 3957
Western about an aged Butch Cassidy,
living under an assumed name in
Bolivia, 20 years after his presumed
death. Directed by Mateo Gil and
written by Miguel Barros, the film was
made on location in La Paz, Potosı́,
and Uyuni in Bolivia. With Sam
Shepard,Eduardo Noriega, and
Stephen Rea.
DVD
93 min
1974
DVD 750
Mel Brooks spoof of Westerns, with
Cleavon Little, Gene Wilder, Slim
Pickens, and Madeline Kahn.
Blackboard Jungle
Blade Runner
DVD
117 min
1982
DVD 2350
Deckard, a blade runner, has to track
down and terminate 4 replicants who
hijacked a ship in space and have
returned to earth seeking their maker.
Based on the novel ’Do Androids
Dream of Electric Sheep’ by Philip K.
Dick. Starring Harrison Ford.
Blade Runner: The Director’s
Cut
DVD
117 min
1982
DVD 47
Director Ridley Scott’s reconstructed
version of the sci-fi adventure starring
Harrison Ford as a blade runner stalking
artificial humans in Los Angeles circa
2019. Elements like the elimination of
Deckerd’s voiceover narration, and an
added dream sequence, differ from the
original release.
The Blinking Madonna and
Other Miracles
DVD
60 min
1996
DVD 2128
After she records an Italian-American
religious festival in Boston’s North End,
filmmaker Beth Harrington’s neighbors
tell her they see a miracle on the
videotape - a statue of the Virgin Mary
blinking its eyes. "A sophisticated
mosaic of television news clips, real-life
videotape, and actors reinventing
Boston’s North End . . . " The New
York Times.
Blood and Sand
DVD
109 min
1922
DVD 2788
In one of his most famous roles,
Rudolph Valentino portrays a poor boy
who pursues a career as a toreador.
Along the way he marries his childhood
sweetheart but falls into the clutches of
a beautiful society woman (Nita Naldi).
Silent with musical score.
Blood Feast
Blessed Event
VHS
78 min
1932
V 1883 in storage
Newspaper comedy starring Lee Tracy
as a gossip columnist. With Mary
Brian, Ned Sparks, and, in his film
debut, Dick Powell. (b&w)
Blind Justice: Women and the
Law
VHS
32 min
1987
V 631 in storage
Four animated segments (ca. 8 min.
each), produced for Great Britain’s
Channel Four, trace the ways in which
justice has been applied to women in
Western society. "All men are created
equal": the origins of basic concepts of
Western law in ancient Greece,
showing how unequal men and women
are before the law. "Someone must be
trusted": the inherent male, white,
middle class bias of tribunals and
courts of law. "Murder most foul":
based on an actual case in a British
Crown Court, where a villain gets away
with murder. "Some protection": based
on a true story, showing the devastating
effect of imprisonment on young girls.
45
VHS
1963
V 1724 in storage
Early example of "gore" film, featuring
ritual dismemberment and an Egyptian
caterer.
Blood of a Poet: Le Sang d’un
Poéte
VHS
53 min
1980
DVD 4305, V 43 (in storage)
A personal, dreamlike film in four
episodes. Scenes and images are
designed to recreate the effect of free
association, and to reveal Cocteau’s
themes of art, death, and fame.
Blood of the Beasts
DVD
DVD 3237
(b&w)
20 min
1949
Blood of the Beasts
VHS
22 min
1949
V 1503 in storage
Landmark documentary contrasting
peaceful scenes of a Parisian suburb
with disturbing scenes from a
slaughterhouse. (b&w)
Blood Simple
Blow
The Blue Angel
DVD
96 min
1984
DVD 507
Texas-style neo-noir mystery, linking a
bar owner, his wife, and a bartender.
With John Getz, Frances McDormand,
and Dan Hedaya.
DVD
124 min
2001
DVD 483
Johnny Depp in true-life account of the
rise and fall of drug kingpin George
Jung, once the largest importer of
Columbian cocaine to the U.S. With
Penelope Cruz, Ray Liotta, and Paul
Reubens.
DVD
106 min
1930
DVD 3871
Two disc set includes both the German
and the English versions of von
Sternberg’s film starring Emil Jannings,
Marlene Dietrich and Kurt Gerron,
based on Heinrich Mann’s novel
Professor Unrat ("Professor Garbage",
1905), and set in Weimar Germany.
Considered The film the first major
German sound film, The Blue Angel
brought Dietrich international fame,
and introduced her signature song,
Friedrich Hollaender and Robert
Liebmann’s "Falling in Love Again
(Can’t Help It)". (b&w)
The Bloody Child
DVD
DVD 2994
85 min
1996
Bloody Sunday
DVD
110 min
2002
DVD 2711
In this gritty documentary-style feature,
director Paul Greengrass looks at the
1972 Bloody Sunday riots in Derry,
Ireland in which Catholic protestors
were massacred by British troops.
Filming with a hand-held camera,
Greengrass recreates that fateful day
with startling immediacy and realism.
"Both an admirable reconstruction of
terrible events, and a fitting memorial to
the dead of that day" (John Patterson,
L.A. Weekly).
Bloody Sunday
VHS
110 min
2002
V 1967 (in storage)
In this gritty documentary-style feature,
director Paul Greengrass looks at the
1972 Bloody Sunday riots in Derry,
Ireland in which Catholic protestors
were massacred by British troops.
Filming with a hand-held camera,
Greengrass recreates that fateful day
with startling immediacy and realism.
"Both an admirable reconstruction of
terrible events, and a fitting memorial to
the dead of that day" (John Patterson,
L.A. Weekly).
The Blot
DVD
91 min
1921
DVD 1154
Silent family drama produced, written,
and directed by Lois Weber. With
Claire Windsor and Louis Calhern.
With original music and musical
accompaniment by Jim Parker. (b&w)
Blotto
VHS
90 min
1930
V 217 (in storage)
Ollie schemes to get Stan out on the
town in "Blotto". Fishermen Stan and
Ollie buy a real lemon of a boat in
"Towed in a hole". "Brats" find Stan and
Ollie playing both farmers and sons.
The junior members of the families
almost break up the long friendship
that has existed between their fathers.
Everything goes "Hog wild" when Ollie
and Stan try to put a radio aerial on the
roof. (b&w)
Blow Out
VHS
107 min
1981
V 2057 in storage
John Travolta and Nancy Allen in Brian
DePalma’s thriller.
The Blue Angel
Blow Out
DVD
108 min
1981
DVD 88
Brian de Palma’s stylish conflation of
Antonioni’s Blow-Up (1966) and
Coppola’s The Conversation (1974)
tells the story of a sound effects man
(John Travolta) who inadvertently
captures an audio recording of a deadly
car crash. After discovering that the
victim was a Presidential hopeful, the
man obsessively revisits his recording
to try and piece together the mystery of
whether the event was an accident.
With Nancy Allen and John Lithgow.
16MM
1930
F 152 A & B, also F222 r 1-3
Emil Jennings plays a respectable
professor destroyed by his passion for a
cabaret singer. With Marlene Dietrich.
Based on the novel by Heinrich Mann.
The Blue Diner
DVD
100 min
2001
DVD 4279
When a young Puerto Rican woman
living in Boston mysteriously loses her
ability to speak Spanish, her mother
tries to help her reconnect with her
past and her heritage. With Miriam
Colon, and Lisa Vidal.
Blue Eyed
Blow-Up
VHS
102 min
1983
V 166 (storage) DVD 2090, 3255
A fashion photographer takes a picture
in a park, whose significance he
senses, but whose meaning he doesn’t
understand. Antonioni uses mid-1960’s
London as the backdrop for this story
about perception and power in the
modern world. With David Hemmings
and Vanessa Redgrave.
Blue
DVD
98 min
1993
DVD 2057
Juliette Binoche won the Cesar Award
and the Venice Film Festival Award as
Best Actress for her role in the first film
of Kieslowski’s acclaimed Three Colors
trilogy. She plays a woman who
becomes entangled in a mysterious
web of passion and lies after she digs
into the past life of her recently and
unexpectedly deceased husband.
"...the film’s grasp of the fluctuations of
moment-to-moment experience,
including consciousness itself, is
extraordinary, and Binoche’s powerful
performance never falters" (Jonathan
Rosenbaum, Chicago Reader). In
French with English subtitles.
46
VHS
93 min
1995
VHS 2446 in storage
Blue Eyed offers viewers a chance to
watch a full-length workshop with
diversity trainer Jane Elliott. We join a
group of 40 teachers, police, school
administrators and social workers in
Kansas City - blacks, Hispanics,
whites, women and men. The blueeyed members are subjected to
pseudo-scientific explanations of their
inferiority, culturally biased IQ tests and
blatant discrimination. (b&w)
Blue Eyes of Yonta: Udjo Axul
Di Yonta
VHS
92 min
1992
V 448 in storage
Flora Gomes’ bittersweet portrait of the
disillusioned revolutionary generation
in Guinea-Bissau, and the vibrant
younger generation that grew up after
independence in 1973.
The Blue Hotel
VHS
54 min
1987
V 751 in storage
(American Short Story Collection).
Adaptation of the story by Stephen
Crane, about a Swedish immigrant and
a tragedy he may or may not have
caused. With David Warner and James
Keach.
Blue is the Warmest Color
Bob Le Flambeur
DVD
179 min
2013
DVD 4131
French coming of age drama written,
produced, and directed by Abdellatif
Kechiche and starring Léa Seydoux and
Adèle Exarchopoulos. The film revolves
around Adèle, a French teenager who
discovers desire and freedom when a
blue-haired aspiring painter enters her
life. Based on the 2010 French graphic
novel of the same name by Julie Maroh.
DVD
102 min
1956
DVD 363
Jean-Pierre Melville’s noir-flavored
crime drama with Roger Duchesne as
an aging gambler planning one last
score, the heist of the Deauville casino.
With Isabelle Corey. (b&w)
The Blue Kite: Lan Feng Chenh
VHS
138 min
1993
V 1360 in storage
Traces the fate of a young boy’s family
through the political and social
upheavals in 1950’s and 60’s China.
With Lu Liping, Pu Quanxin and Guo
Baochang.
Blue Sky
DVD
DVD 3305
101 min
1992
Blue Velvet
DVD
121 min
1986
DVD 1067
Surreal mystery. Kyle MacLachlan
discovers violence and perversity in
small town America. With Dennis
Hopper.
Blue Vinyl
DVD
98 min
2002
DVD 797
Peabody Award-winning filmmaker
Judith Helfand, skeptical of her parents’
decision to re-side their home with vinyl
siding (polyvinyl chloride or PVC),
travels with cinematographer/codirector Daniel B. Gold to uncover the
truth about this widely used plastic.
Bob Roberts
DVD
102 min
1992
DVD 695
Tim Robbins directed, wrote, and
starred in this satire on the political
process. Folksinger turned senatorial
candidate manipulates the media on
the campaign trail. With Giancarlo
Esposito, Ray Wise, and Gore Vidal.
Bob’s Burgers: The Complete
2nd Season
DVD
198 min
2012
DVD 3819
Second season of the Fox animated
sit-com about struggling restaurateur
Bob Belcher, and his family. Disc one:
The Belchies, Bob Day Afternoon,
Synchronized Swimming, Burgerboss,
Food Truckin’. Disc two: Dr. Yap,
Moody Foodie, Bad Tina, Beefsquatch.
Special feature: Table Read from "An
Indecent Thanksgiving Proposal", Act
One.
Bob’s Burgers: The Complete
First Season
DVD
286 min
2011
DVD 3824
2-disc set containing all 13 episodes of
the animated TV comedy about Bob
Belcher’s family-run restaurant.
Bodas de Sangre: Blood
Wedding
DVD
73 min
1944
DVD 490
John Carradine plays 19th century
artist who murders his models. With
Jean Parker and Nils Asther. (b&w)
VHS
71 min
1986
V 555
Flamenco ballet interpretation of
Frederico Garcia Lorca’s drama of
passion and revenge. Features
dancer-choreographer Antonio Gades.
Music by Emilio Diego.
Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice
Body and Soul
Bluebeard
DVD
105 min
1969
DVD 4055
Paul Mazursky’s comedy-drama
starring Natalie Wood, Robert Culp,
Elliott Gould and Dyan Cannon. The
original music score was composed by
Quincy Jones, and featured Jackie
DeShannon performing Burt Bacharach
and Hal David’s "What the World Needs
Now Is Love" and Sarah Vaughan
performing "I know that my Redeemer
liveth" from Part III of Handel’s Messiah.
Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice
VHS
105 min
1969
V 3002 in storage
Paul Mazursky’s directing debut; a
satire on the sexual revolution, with
Robert Culp and Natalie Wood as a
"sexually liberated" couple who are the
envy of their more conventional friends,
played by Elliot Gould and Dyan
Cannon.
VHS
80 min
V 968 (in storage)
Paul Robeson, in his first major screen
appearance, plays a double role as a
corrupt preacher and the preacher’s
virtuous brother. (b&w)
Body and Soul (John Garfield)
DVD
104 min
1947
DVD 2706
One of Hollywood’s greatest boxing
films, but it’s also a statement on the
corrupting pressures of money and
ambition, with political implications that
are all the stronger with the knowledge
of the later blacklisting of screenwriter
Abraham Polonsky, director Robert
Rossen and star John Garfield.
Garfield is magnificent in the lead role
of a fighter who enters the sport to help
his family and falls victim to its
corrupting influence. Great
cinematography by James Wong Howe.
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Body Atlas: In the Womb /
Glands and Hormones
DVD
50 min
1994
DVD 1841
"Body Atlas" takes the viewer on a
journey through the human body, using
computer generated see-through
bodies to better grasp the complex
geography of the human body. This
volume covers the time spent in the
womb and glands and hormones.
Body Atlas: Muscle and Bone /
Breath of Life
DVD
50 min
1994
DVD 1842
"Body Atlas" takes the viewer on a
journey through the human body, using
computer generated see-through
bodies to better grasp the complex
geography of the human body. This
volume covers the infrastructure of the
human body and the process by which
we breathe.
Body Atlas: Skin / The Food
Machine / Taste & Smell
DVD
75 min
1994
DVD 1843
"Body Atlas" takes the viewer on a
journey through the human body, using
computer generated see-through
bodies to better grasp the complex
geography of the human body. This
volume covers skin, the digestive track,
and the senses of smell and taste.
Body Atlas: The Human Pump /
Now Hear This / The Brain
DVD
75 min
1994
DVD 1845
"Body Atlas" takes the viewer on a
journey through the human body, using
computer generated see-through
bodies to better grasp the complex
geography of the human body. This
volume covers the heart, the ears, and
the brain.
Body Atlas: Visual Reality /
Defend and Repair / Sex
DVD
75 min
1994
DVD 1844
"Body Atlas" takes the viewer on a
journey through the human body, using
computer generated see-through
bodies to better grasp the complex
geography of the human body. This
volume covers our ability to see, the
body’s defenses against bacteria, and
the act of reproduction.
Body Heat
DVD
113 min
1981
dvd 1311
Ned Racine, an inept and sleazy
Florida lawyer, becomes entangled with
Matty Walker, a ruthless femme fatale
who is plotting to murder her wealthy
husband and collect his entire estate.
Racine enlists a shady client to help
him murder her husband. All seems to
go well until an unknown person begins
feeding the prosecutor’s office bits of
incriminating evidence, causing the
authorities to become dangerously
involved in Matty and Ned’s relationship.
Body of Lies
DVD
128 min
2008
DVD 2697
Leonardo DiCaprio joins Russell Crowe
in this post-9/11 action thriller about a
young spy (DiCaprio) and his C.I.A.
superior (Crowe). Though on the hunt
for the same Middle Eastern terrorist,
the two men spend as much time
double-crossing each other with their
hi-tech spy gear (cell phones, satellites,
the Internet) as they do securing the
homeland. Screenplay by William
Monahan (The Departed). Adapted
from the novel by David Ignatius.
Body Story: Beast Within /
Crash
DVD
100 min
2003
DVD 1839
Unravel the mysteries of the two most
important organs in the human body the heart and the brain. First, take a
look at how frail the human heart is as
an emergency team frantically works to
save a heart-attack victim. Then, meet
a man whose brain cannot correctly
transmit signals because he consumed
too much alcohol. A husband and wife
are critically injured in a car crash - he’s
unconscious and suffers from epileptic
fits; she has a punctured lung and is
left with a blood clot. See how the force
of impact damages the delicate internal
structures of their bodies - and how
doctors work to repair their injuries.
Body Story: Body Snatchers /
Breaking Down
DVD
100 min
1998
DVD 1838
Go inside the bodies of two women
whose natural systems each must deal
with foreign organisms trying to control
its host: a flu virus and a growing fetus.
The body’s reaction to and changes
from each "invader" are truly
remarkable. An 11-year-old girl with a
broken arm and an 87-year-old man
vividly illustrate the differences in the
way a young body heals itself and the
way an old one struggles. See how the
body repairs itself after an injury - and
how these very repairs lead to our
eventual demise.
Body Story: Out of Control /
Spreading Menace / Teen
Dreams
DVD
150 min
2003
DVD 1840
It’s estimated that one out of four
people suffer from some form of allergy
- but few reactions are as severe as
Phoebe’s, a young woman who has
been stung by a jellyfish. As her
immune system launches a full-scale
assault on the toxins, travel through her
bloodstream to examine the plan of
attack. While eating at a friend’s
birthday party, Mike ingests Salmonella
bacteria and falls ill. Follow the trail of
the invading microbes through the
digestive system - from the mouth to the
lower intestine - and examine the body’s
arsenal of weapons designed to combat
these attacking microbes. Follow the
flow of hormones - from pituitary
glands on through the bloodstream - of
two young teens, Darren and Natalie,
as the dramatic effects of puberty
unfold. The month culminates with
Natalie’s first menstruation and a
weekend party - during which Darren’s
body seemingly does everything it can
to ruin his chances with Natalie.
Bodysong
DVD
78 min
2003
DVD 4681
An experimental collection of imagery
of human life from microscopic medical
to portraits and newsreels, from births
to deaths,cut to a music track by Jonny
Greenwood of Radiohead, to create a
mythic narrative of the arc of a single
life.
Boesman & Lena
DVD
84 min
2000
DVD 2807
Danny Glover and Angela Bassett star
in this adaptation of Athol Fugard’s play
about a couple’s struggle to survive a
life of constant displacement and
oppression under South African
apartheid. The last film directed by
John Berry, who began his career in
Hollywood, but spent much of his
career in France and elsewhere after
being blacklisted during the McCarthy
era. DVD extras include interviews with
Berry and writer Athol Fugard.
Bolero/Pictures at an Exhibition
VHS
66 min
1994
V 1692 in storage
Three dance interpretations of wellknown musical works: "Fandango",
featuring Mia Bablis and Sylvain
LaFortune, "Pictures at an Exhibition",
featuring Moses Pendleton, Charles
Dutoit, and the Dancers of Momic, and
"Bolero", with Chalres Dutoit.
Bolshoi Ballet - Les Sylphides
VHS
34 min
1987
V02396 in storage
A ballet choreographed by Mikhael
Fokine featuring the Bolshoi Ballet
Company.
Bombay Beach
DVD
76 min
2011
DVD 3505
The rusting relic of a failed 1950s
development boom, the Salton Sea is a
barren Californian landscape.
Filmmaker Alma Har’el uses it as the
backdrop for a stylized documentary
about a young boy, a teen, and an older
man.
Bombshell
DVD
95 min
1933
DVD 3754
"Sexpot film star Lola Burns seeks a
new image and tries marrying a
marquis, adopting a baby – all sorts of
schemes which go awry." - imdb.com
(b&w)
Bon Voyage & Aventure
Malgache
VHS
58 min
1994
V 17 in storage
Films made by Alfred Hitchcock for the
British Ministry of Information as his
contribution to the war effort. "Bon
voyage" is 26 min.; "Aventure
Malgache" is 31 min. (b&w)
Bonanza: The Fear Merchants/
The San Francisco Holiday
VHS
100 min
V 2001 in storage
Two episodes from the long-running
western TV series about the adventures
of the Cartwright family on the
Ponderosa Ranch. With Lorne Greene,
Dan Blocker, and Michael Landon.
Bonanza: The Stranger/The
Avenger
DVD
110 min
DVD 310
Two episodes from the TV western. A
police inspector threatens Ben
Cartwright’s political plans. Ben and
Adam are jailed for a murder they didn’t
commit.
Bones: Season 4
DVD
2008
DVD 2986
A forensic anthropologist and a cocky
FBI agent build a team to investigate
death causes. And quite often, there
isn’t more to examine than rotten flesh
or mere bones. Stars: Emily
Deschanel, David Boreanaz and
Michaela Conlin
Bonnie and Clyde
DVD
111 min
1967
DVD 497
Arthur Penn’s landmark New
Hollywood crime drama, with Faye
Dunaway and Warren Beatty. 2-Disc
Special Edition DVD includes a 3-Part
documentary "Revolution! The Making
of Bonnie and Clyde",additional Scenes
and Warren Beatty wardrobe tests, and
the History Channel Profile of the Real
Barrow Gang, "Love and Death: The
Story of Bonnie and Clyde".
Bombing of Osage Avenue
DVD
60 min
1987
DVD 3610
Documentary about a deadly
confrontation between residents of a
communitarian MOVE house and the
Philadelphia police on Mother’s Day,
1985, in an African American
community.
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Bonnie and Clyde
VHS
112 min
1991
V 167 (in storage)
Loosely based on the adventures of the
famous Depression Era bank robbers.
Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway play
Bonnie and Clyde.
Boogie Nights
Borderline
Born in Flames
DVD
155 min
2000
DVD 1000
Paul Thomas Anderson’s story about a
"family" of adult entertainment
filmmakers in the 1970’s. With Mark
Wahlberg, Burt Reynolds, and Julianne
Moore.
VHS
88 min
1950
V 1645 in storage
Fred MacMurray and Claire Trevor as
drug agents battling smugglers at the
Mexican border. (b&w)
Book Industry
Bordertown
DVD
80 min
1983
DVD 3860
Lizzie Borden’s feminist sci-fi drama
explores racism, classism, sexism, and
heterosexism and is set in America ten
years after the Second American
Revolution. With Honey, Kathryn
Bigelow, and Adele Bertei.
VHS
28 min
V 3204 (in storage)
Looks at how trade and educational/
reference books are made, sold, and
marketed. Includes commentary by the
president of Allyn & Bacon, a regional
manager of Barnes & Noble, and the
owner of the Tattered Cover Book Store.
The Book of Life
DVD
63 min
1998
DVD 503
Hal Hartley’s retelling of the
Apocalypse, with Martin Donovan as
Jesus and P.J.Harvey as his assistant
Magdalena.
The Book of the Dead
DVD
70 min
2005
DVD 4123
Japanese stop motion animation
feature film directed by Kihachirō
Kawamoto, based on the novel of the
same name by Shinobu Orikuchi. Set
in 8th century Japan, during the time
when Buddhism was being introduced
to Japan from China,it tells the story of
a young noblewoman who leaves her
home to follow the apparition of an
executed prince.
The Boondocks: The Complete
First Season
DVD
DVD 2320
323 min
2005
The Boondocks: The Complete
Second Season
DVD
DVD 2321
325 min
2006
Borat: Cultural Learnings of
America for Make Benefit
Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan
DVD
84 min
2006
DVD 1674
Sacha Baron Cohen took his
misogynistic, xenophobic Kazakh TV
reporting character takes center stage
in Borat: Cultural Learnings of America
for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of
Kazakhstan. Part improvisation, part
scripted action, and all boldly bizarre
satire, this hilarious documentary of
sorts shows Americans to be either
friendly ignoramuses or intelligent jerks
and nothing in between. Directed by
Larry Charles (Curb Your Enthusiasm).
Border Brujo
VHS
52 min
1990
V 3203
Performance and installation artist
Guillermo Gomez-Pena’s indictment of
U.S. colonial attitudes toward Mexican
history and culture.
DVD
91 min
1935
DVD 2430
Johnny Ramirez rises from bouncer to
partner in Charlie Roark’s border town
casino. Charlie’s wife Marie loves
Johnny, but Johnny loves society
woman Dale. Marie kills her husband,
making it look like suicide. She tells
Johnny she committed murder for him
and, still rejected, tells the police that
she and Johnny murdered Charlie. She
goes crazy in court and Johnny goes
free. Dale runs from Johnny and dies in
an auto crash. Johnny sells the casino.
Born in Flames
VHS
90 min
1983
V 1965 in storage
Independent filmmaker Lizzie Borden
mixes speculative fiction, political
satire, and feminism in a documentarystyle story set 10 years after the
"Second American Revolution" that
was supposed to free women and the
oppressed. With Adele Bertei and
Jeanne Satterfield.
Born Into Brothels
Bored to Death: Complete First
Season
DVD
220 min
DV3751
American comedy series that ran on
HBO from September 20, 2009 to
November 28, 2011, created by author
Jonathan Ames, and stars Jason
Schwartzman a Brooklyn-based writer
who moonlights as an unlicensed
private detective. The show also stars
Ted Danson and Zach Galifianakis as
friends of Jonathan.
Borgen
DVD
606 min
2010
DVD 4345
First season of the Danish political
drama TV series about charismatic
politician Birgitte Nyborg who
unexpectedly becomes the first female
Prime Minister of Denmark. With Sidse
Babett Knudsen, Birgitte Hjort
Sørensen, and Pilou Asbæk. In Danish
with English subtitles.
Born in East L.A.
VHS
85 min
1987
V 1330 in storage
Cheech Marin is accidentally deported
to Mexico without I.D. or Spanish
language skills. Follows his attempts to
get back home. With Daniel Stern and
Paul Rodriguez.
Born in East L.A.
DVD
85 min
1987
DVD 63, DVD 753
Cheech Marin is the writer, director,
and star of this comedy about a
Hispanic American mistakenly nabbed
by Immigration and dumped in Tijuana.
With Paul Rodriguez and Kamala
Lopez.
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DVD
85 min
2003
DVD 935
New York-based photographer Zana
Briski traveled to Calcutta in the 1990’s,
and distributed cameras to some of the
children living in the city’s red light
district. Filmmakers Briski and Ross
Kauffman tell the childrens’ stories, and
display some of the images they
capture with their cameras, in this
Academy Award winning documentary.
In English and Bengali, with English
subtitles. Special features include
directors’ commentary, deleted scenes,
an update on the kids 3 years later, the
Academy Award acceptance speech,
and information on the Kids with
Cameras program.
Born on the Fourth of July
DVD
145 min
1989
DVD 951
Tom Cruise portrays Vietnam vet Ron
Kovic, in Oliver Stone’s drama about
the personal journey of an eager,
young volunteer soldier, to an
embittered, paralyzed veteran. With
Kyra Sedgwick, Willem Dafoe, and
Raymond J. Barry.
Born Reckless/Pilgrimage
DVD
Two films from the Ford at Fox
collection. Born Reckless (1930, 82
min) is a Pre-Code crime comedy
directed by Andrew Bennison and John
Ford, from a screenplay written by
Donald Henderson Clarke based on his
novel "Louis Beretti". The film starred
Edmund Lowe and Catherine Dale
Owen. Pilgrimage (1933, 96 min)is a
Pre-Code drama film directed by John
Ford, written by Barry Conners,Henry
Johnson,Philip Klein,Dudley
Nichols,Basil Woon, and I.A.R. Wylie,
and starring Henrietta Crosman and
Heather Angel.
Born Rich
Bound
Boyfriends
DVD
81 min
2003
DVD 1803
A documentary on children of the
insanely rich, directed by one of their
own, Johnson & Johnson Inc. heir
Jamie Johnson.
DVD
108 min
1996
DVD 4584
Neo-noir crime thriller written and
directed by The Wachowskis in their
feature film debut. Violet (Jennifer Tilly)
longs to escape her relationship with
her Mafioso boyfriend Caesar (Joe
Pantoliano), and enters into a
clandestine affair with alluring ex-con
Corky (Gina Gershon). The women
scheme to steal $2 million of Mafia
money.
DVD
93 min
1996
DVD 688
Three gay male couples spend Easter
weekend at an English country house,
where they make discoveries about
their relationships. With James
Dreyfus, Michael Unwin, and David
Coffey. DVD also includes Achilles,
created by animator Barry Purves, and
narrated by Derek Jacobi.
Bound for Glory
Boys Don’t Cry
DVD
146 min
1976
DVD 2698
Biopic about folk musician Woody
Guthrie, based on his autobiography,
starring David Carradine. Features
classic Guthrie tunes, including "This
Land is Your Land".
DVD
118 min
1999
DVD 25
Based on a true story about a
transgender youth who preferred living
as a male, who tries to create a new life
in a Western town. With Hilary Swank
and Chloe Sevigny.
Born to Kill
DVD
83 min
1947
DVD 4103
Robert Wise directed this film noir
about heiress sisters, a cold-hearted
killer, and inexplicable love. With
Lawrence Tierney, Claire Trevor, and
Walter Slezak. (b&w)
Borom Sarret
VHS
20 min
1964
V 2213
Ousmane Sembene’s first film. Horsecart driver in Dakar struggles with daily
life, and the gulf between the poor and
the bourgeoise. French dialogue,
English subtitles. (b&w)
The Bourne Supremacy
DVD
DVD 4199
Four early Russ Meyer films: "Europe
in the Raw" (1963), "Eve and the
Handyman" (1961), "The Immoral Mr.
Teas"(1959), and "Wild Gals of the
Naked West (1962)."
DVD
109 min
2004
DVD 4715
Adaptation of the second entry in
Robert Ludlum’s spy trilogy. Exassassin Jason Bourne is thwarted in
his efforts to live a quiet life, and is
forced out of retirement in order to save
himself and the woman he loves. With
Matt Damon, Brian Cox, Julia Stiles,
and Joan Allen.
The Bostonians
Bowfinger
Bosomania: Russ Meyer’s
Abundant Beginnings
DVD
122 min
1984
DVD 4290
Merchant Ivory’s adaptation of the
Henry James novel, set in New
England in the period after the Civil
War. Olive Chancellor (Vanessa
Redgrave), a Back Bay Boston spinster
and leader of the women’s suffrage
movement, adopts Verena Tarrant
(Madeleine Potter), an inspirational
young speaker, as her protegée, her
friend, and her companion. Olive’s
distant relation, Southern lawyer Basil
Ransom (Christopher Reeve) falls in
love with Verena and complicates their
relationship.
Boudu Saved From Drowning
DVD
84 min
1932
DVD 2629
Criterion edition of Jean Renoir’s
comedy, with Michel Simon as the
Parisian tramp who throws himself into
the Seine and is rescued by a well-todo bookseller. Extras include an
interactive map of 1930s Paris,
highlighting the film’s locations. (b&w)
Bought
DVD
92 min
2015
DVD 4351
Heavily biased documentary featuring
interviews with doctors, government
inspectors and other health care
professionals in which they describe
corporate corruption, especially in the
pharmaceutical industry, leading, in
their opinions, to dangerous and
excessive vaccination.
DVD
97 min
1999
DVD 1978
Steve Martin and Eddie Murphy star in
this fast-paced comedy about struggling
filmmaker Bobby Bowfinger (Martin),
who attempts to get his big break in the
business by filming a movie with
Hollywood’s biggest star...who happens
to know nothing about the project.
The Boys from Syracuse
VHS
73 min
1940
V02460 in storage
Two boys from Syracuse, Anthipholus
and his servant Dromio, attempt to find
their long-lost twins who, oddly enough,
are also named Anthipholus and
Dromio. Complications arise when
Adriana and her servant Luce mistake
the two strangers for their husbands.
The Boys in the Band
DVD
120 min
1970
DVD 3050
Film adapted from Mart Crowley’s play
about a group of gay men in Manhattan.
Bowling for Columbine
Boys in the Sand
DVD
119 min
2002
DVD 336
Michael Moore examines how guns and
violence fit into the American way of life,
incorporating interviews with survivors
of the Columbine school shootings,
Marilyn Manson, and Charlton Heston.
DVD
72 min
1971
DVD 4181
Landmark American gay adult feature
film, directed by Wakefield Poole and
starring Casey Donovan. Includes four
short films: "Andy", "A Gift", "Head
Film", and "Vittorio".
Boy Meets Girl
DVD
100 min
1984
DVD 899
First feature by Leos Carax, a moody
homage to early French New Wave. An
aspiring filmmaker meets a suicidal
young woman; they embark on an
affair with devastating consequences.
With Denis Lavant and Mireille Perrier.
(b&w)
Boycott
DVD
112 min
2001
DVD 1849
A group of African Americans protest
the segregated bus companies during
the Civil Rights Movement.
50
The Boys of Baraka
VHS
84 min
DVD 1941
The Baraka School is an experimental
institution in Kenya, East Africa, where
students are expected to adhere to a
strict academic and disciplinary
program, but allowed the freedom to
grow within an nurturing rural setting.
This powerful documentary follows a
group of 12-year-old boys from the
crime-ridden streets of inner-city
Baltimore to their temporary home in
Kenya.
Boys Town
Bram Stoker’s Dracula
The Brave Little Toaster
DVD
93 min
1938
DVD 3715
Biographical drama based on Father
Edward J. Flanagan’s work with
underprivileged and delinquent boys in
a home that he founded and named
"Boys Town". With Spencer Tracy as
Father Edward J. Flanagan, and
Mickey Rooney, Henry Hull, Gene
Reynolds, Edward Norris, and Addison
Richards. Extras include promotional
featurettes and the 1941 sequel "Men
of Boys Town". Tracy and Rooney
reprise their characters as Father
Flanagan and Whitey Marsh as they
expose the conditions in a boys reform
school. (b&w)
DVD
127 min
1974
DVD 3579
Follows the torured journey of the
devastatingly seductive Transylvanian
prince as he moves from Eastern
Europe to late 19th century London,
where after centuries alone in his
crumbling castle, his taste for humanity
has grown bold with desire. Touching
that humanity, and having lost his own,
this is a chronicle of damnation and
redemption, of horror and romantic
passion, or renunciation and sacrifice.
VHS
90 min
1988
V 952 in storage
Five electrical appliances find that their
young owner has disappeared. The
toaster takes charge, rounding up the
vacuum cleaner, the electric blanket,
bedside lamp and radio. Together they
take off for the big city in search of their
master.
Boyz in the Hood
DVD
112 min
1991
DVD 3025
Saga of a group of childhood friends
growing up in a Los Angeles ghetto.
Starring Cuba Gooding Jr, Morris
Chestnut and Laurence Fishburne.
Brace Up
DVD
2003
DVD 3079
Brace Up! The Wooster Group’s
performance of Chekhov’s Three
Sisters.
The Brady Bunch Movie
DVD
88 min
1995
DVD 1282
Shelley Long and Gary Cole lead a
cast of credible facsimiles in this spoof
of the long-running 1970’s television
hit. When the Brady property is
threatened by greedy developers, the
cheerfully oblivious family must work
together to keep their home.
The Brain
VHS
480 min
1984
V 221A-D in storage
Examines what is known about the
brain and how its functions affect our
lives and our society.
Brain Dissection and Surface
Anatomy for Communication
Sciences
VHS
140 min
1997
V 1481 v.1,v.2 (in storage)
Part I: Surface Anatomy (1 hr.); Part II:
Dissection (1 hr.20 min.)
Bram Stoker’s Dracula
VHS
128 min
1992
V 1937 in storage
Gary Oldman, Winona Ryder, and
Anthony Hopkins in Francis Ford
Coppola’s retelling of the Dracula
legend.
Brand New Day
DVD
85 min
2009
DVD 4565
Australian musical comedy-drama
directed by Rachel Perkins and written
by Perkins and Reg Cribb, adapted from
the 1990 stage musical Bran Nue Dae
by Jimmy Chi. The film tells the story of
the coming of age of an Aboriginal
Australian teenager on a road trip in
the late 1960s. With Rocky McKenzie,
Jessica Mauboy, and Geoffrey Rush.
Brand Upon the Brain!
DVD
99 min
2006
DVD 1972
This surreal black-white silent film from
Canadian cult director Guy Maddin
enjoyed a limited tour of art-house
theaters in 2006-2007, boasting a live
orchestra, Foley artists, and celebrity
narrators employed to help tell the
imagined story of Maddin’s nightmarish
childhood at an isolated
lighthouse-turned-orphanage.
The Brandon Teena Story
DVD
88 min
1998
DVD 405
Documentary on the life and tragic
death of Teena Brandon, whose story
was the basis for the 1999 drama
"Boys Don’t Cry." Directed by Susan
Muska and Greta Olafsdottir.
Brazil
VHS
131 min
1986
V 397 in storage
A daydreaming bureaucrat becomes
involved with an underground
superhero and a beautiful mysterious
woman and becomes the tragic victim
of his own romantic illusions.
Brazil (Criterion)
DVD
142 min
1985
DVD 361 v.1,2,3
Terry Gilliam’s look at a totalitarian
future, in which a daydreaming
bureaucrat (Jonathan Pryce) becomes
involved with an underground
superhero, a beautiful, mysterious
woman, and anti-state terrorists. Threedisc set includes "The Production
Notebook" and the "Love Conquers All"
94 minute alternate version.
Bread and Roses
DVD
110 min
2000
DVD 4312
Film directed by Ken Loach, starring
Adrien Brody and Pilar Padilla, about
the struggle of poorly paid janitorial
workers in Los Angeles and their fight
for better working conditions and the
right to unionize. It is based on the
"Justice for Janitors" campaign of the
Service Employees International Union
(SEIU).
Breaker Morant
DVD
107 min
1979
DVD 2700
After the death of a British captain in
the Boer War in South Africa in 1901,
Lt. Morant leads his unit in pursuit of
the Boers. His actions lead to one of
history’s most controversial military
court-martials. With With Jack
Thompson,Bryan Brown, and Edward
Woodward.
The Brain That Wouldn’t Die
VHS
82 min
1962
V 2412 (in storage)
A surgeon saves his girlfriend’s head
after she is decapitated in a car
accident. He then preserves her head
in his lab while he looks for a fresh
body to hook her up with. Cheaply
made, with inadvertently comic
dialogue, the film was part of the first
wave of gore films to invade American
drive-ins. (b&w)
Branford Marsalis: The Music
Tells You
VHS
60 min
1992
V 3388 in storage
D.A. Pennebaker’s look at the life and
music of jazz great Branford Marsalis.
Features appearances by Sting, Jerry
Garcia, and Bruce Hornsby. Selections
include "Without a Pass", "Roused
About", and "Classroom Jam."
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Breakfast at Tiffany’s
DVD
114 min
1961
DVD 2701
Audrey Hepburn stars in this romantic
comedy based on Truman Capote’s
novella. Audrey plays a New York
playgirl with a secret, determined to
marry a Brazilian millionaire, who falls
in love with her next-door neighbor,
George Peppard.
Breakfast on Pluto
Breaking Tradition
DVD
129 min
2005
DVD 2715
Neil Jordan’s comedy/drama is based
on the novel by Patrick McCabe. Set in
the 1970s against a backdrop of BritishIrish conflict, it stars Cillian Murphy as a
transgender Irish orphan who searches
for love and her biological mother in
small-town Ireland and London.
VHS
30 min
1987
V 740 in storage
Explains the importance of casting
women, ethnic minority, and
handicapped actors in roles for which
they traditionally would not have been
considered. Includes dramatizations
using non-traditional casting for
classics such as Shakespeare and
modern plays.
Breaking Bad: Complete First
Season
DVD
346 min
2008
DVD 3387
Bryan Cranston plays an
underachieving chemistry genius
turned high school chemistry teacher.
When he is diagnosed wit terminal lung
cancer, he turns to using his expertise
in chemistry to provide a legacy for his
family by producing crystal meth.
Breaking Bad: The Complete
Fourth Season
DVD
2011
DVD 3653
Fourth season of the AMC drma series,
with Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul.
Breaking Bad: The Complete
Second Season
DVD
2009
DVD 3652
Second season of the AMC drama
series created and produced by Vince
Gilligan. Set and produced in
Albuquerque, New Mexico, Breaking
Bad is the story of Walter White (Bryan
Cranston), a high school chemistry
teacher who is diagnosed with
inoperable lung cancer at the beginning
of the series. He turns to a life of crime,
producing and selling
methamphetamine with a former
student, Jesse Pinkman (Aaron Paul),
with the aim of securing his family’s
financial future before he dies. With
Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul.
Breaking Bad: The Complete
Third Season
DVD
DVD 3660
613 min
2010
Breaking Bad: The Fifth Season
DVD
2012
DVD 3741
The first eight episodes of the fifth and
final season of this American television
drama. Includes extras and
commentaries.
Breaking the Waves
DVD
152 min
1996
DVD 51
Lars Von Trier’s drama about a pious
Scottish girl whose marriage to a
handsome oil rig driller is altered by his
paralysis. With Emily Watson and
Stellan Skarsgard.
The Breast Cancer Diaries
DVD
79 min
2005
DVD 1520 (Important
Filmmaker Linda Pattillo documents the
illness of a Maine anchorwoman, Ann
Murray Paige.
Breathless: A Bout de Souffle
DVD
90 min
1958
DVD 451
Early French New Wave film with JeanPaul Belmondo as a car thief, and Jean
Seberg as an American expat
newspaper vendor. Directed by JeanLuc Godard, from a treatment by
Truffaut. (b&w)
Breathless: A Bout de Souffle
VHS
87 min
1958
V 93, V 3067 in storage
The story of a couple of days in the
lives of two erratic young lovers in
Paris, their temporary home. He is a
car thief and hoodlum, and she is an
expatriate American newspaper street
vendor. (b&w)
Brian Wilson: "I Just Wasn’t
Made For These Times"
VHS
69 min
1995
V 1304 in storage
Documentary on the life of Beach Boy
performer Brian Wilson.
Brick
DVD
110 min
2005
DVD 1242
An homage to hard-boiled film noir
detective movies set in a California
high school. When his ex-girlfriend
Emily is reported missing, high school
student Brendan (Joseph GordonLevitt) sets down a twisted and deadly
path through the criminal underworld of
the teenage set.
Bride and Prejudice
DVD
112 min
2004
DVD 1093
Bollywood musical retelling of Jane
Austen’s classic Pride and Prejudice,
with Aishwarya Rai as a small-town
beauty whose social- climbing parents
have high hopes she will make a good
marriage, and Martin Henderson as a
wealthy American visiting her village.
The Bride of Frankenstein
DVD
75 min
1935
DVD 522, DVD 1268
Sequel to the original, with Boris Karloff
reprising his role as The Monster. Elsa
Lanchester plays the ill-fated Bride, as
well as Mary Shelley in the Prologue.
(b&w)
Breathless: A Bout De Souffle
16MM
1959
F 144
The story of a couple of days in the
lives of two erratic young lovers in
Paris, their temporary home. He is a
car thief and hoodlum, and she is an
expatriate American newspaper street
vendor. (b&w)
Bride of the Monster
Breathless (Criterion)
The Bride Wore Black
DVD
90 min
1960
DVD 2545, DVD 3814
Early French New Wave film with JeanPaul Belmondo as a car thief, and Jean
Seberg as an American expat
newspaper vendor. Directed by JeanLuc Godard, from a treatment by
Truffaut. Criterion extras include
interview with Godard, Jean-Paul
Belmondo,Jean Seberg, and JeanPierre Melville; new video interviews
with director of photography Raoul
Coutard, assistant director Pierre
Rissient, and filmmaker D.A.
Pennebaker; "Chambre 12: Hotel de
Suede", an 80 min. documentary on
the making of "Breathless", "Charlotte
et son Jules" (1959) a short by Godard,
starring Belmondo; a book featuring
Truffaut’s original treatment and
Godard’s scenario.
VHS
108 min
1968
V 2045 in storage
Truffaut’s homage to Hitchcock, in
which Jeanne Moreau plays a bride
driven mad by the murder of her
bridegroom on their wedding day.
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VHS
69 min
1955
V 1784 in storage
Notorious "bad" horror film directed by
Edward D. Wood, Jr. Mad scientist tries
to breed a race of atomic supermen.
With Bela Lugosi. (b&w)
Brideshead Revisited
DVD
659 min
1981
DVD 2669
British mini-series based on Evelyn
Waugh’s classic novel, featuring
Jeremy Irons, Anthony Andrews, John
Gielgud, Claire Bloom and Laurence
Olivier. An Oxford student (Irons)
becomes friends with a wealthy
classmate (Andrews) and his family,
and pulled into their glittering, decadent,
but fading world of British aristocracy.
Bridge Short Film and Video
Collection
DVD
95 min
2003
DVD 572
Collection of independent short film
and video, including the rare 8 minute
"Camera", by David Cronenberg.
Includes short films by Ralph
Syverson, Jim Trainor, Eric Fensler,
Gabriel Fowler, Tom Palazzolo, Chuck
Jones, Scott Roberts, Wendy Jo
Carlton, and others.
DVD
86 min
1946
DVD 2509
David Lean’s drama about the mores of
British suburban life, focused on a
housewife’s brief experience of real
love (as opposed to the polite
arrangement of her marriage). With
Celia Johnson, Trevor Howard, Stanley
Holloway and Joyce Carey. The
screenplay, by Noël Coward, is based
on his 1936 one-act play Still Life. The
soundtrack prominently features the
Piano Concerto No. 2 by Sergei
Rachmaninoff, played by Eileen Joyce.
Bright Future
93 min
Broadway’s Best at Pops
DVD
121 min
1999
DVD 64
Director Martin Scorsese and
screenplay writer Paul Schrader return
to the New York streets for this look at
the life-or-death experiences of an
ambulance crew. With Nicolas Cage
and Patricia Arquette.
DVD
76 min
DVD 4169
Selections from Evening at Pops,
originally broadcast 1970-2005,
featuring three of the Boston Pops
Orchestra’s conductors, Arthur Fiedler,
John Williams, and Keith Lockhart.
Contents:Once in love with Amy (Ray
Bolger) Hey there (Bonnie Raitt & John
Raitt) Hello Dolly (Pearl Bailey)
Selections from "Girl crazy" Mister
Snow (Audra McDonald) Ben Vereen’s
tribute to Bert Williams Willkommen
(Joel Grey) Tap your troubles away
(Tommy Tune) Rhythm is my business
(Gregory Hines) Broadway baby
(Bernadette Peters) Losing my mind
(Barbara Cook) Glitter and be gay
(Kristen Chenoweth) Trouble (Tyne
Daly) Ohio (Bea Arthur & June
Anderson) Don’t cry for me, Argentina
(Elaine Page) Diamonds are a girl’s
best friend (Carol Channing) I gotta be
me (Sammy Davis, Jr.) There’s no
business like show business (Ethel
Merman). Special features include
interviews with John Williams, Michael
Feinstein, Barbara Cook, Tommy Tune,
and Keith Lockhart.
Bringing Up Baby
Brief Encounter
DVD
DVD 2998
Bringing Out the Dead
2002
Bright Lights, Big City
VHS
108 min
1988
V 591 in storage
Film version of Jay McInerney’s novel
about a young writer grappling with
drugs, Manhattan nightlife, and
personal crisis. Michael J. Fox, Kiefer
Sutherland, and Phoebe Cates.
A Bright Shining Lie
DVD
118 min
1998
DVD 531
Adapted from Neil Sheehan’s Pulitzer
Prize-winning book. Dramatizes the
experiences of Lt. Colonel John Paul
Vann, one of the first military advisors
sent to Vietnam. With Bill Paxton, Amy
Madigan, and Eric Bogosian.
Bring Me the Head of Alfredo
Garcia
DVD
112 min
1974
DVD 2798
Writer-director Sam Peckinpah tells the
story of a wealthy Mexican
businessman who places a milliondollar bounty on a man who broke his
daughter’s heart. Two men (Robert
Webber and Gig Young) decide to go
after the money and hire a local
barkeep (Warren Oates) to do the
killing for them. In the process, they
end up leaving a trail of death and
destruction throughout the Mexican
countryside. In English and Spanish.
Bringing Out The Dead
DVD
121 min
1999
dvd1265
Frank Pierce is a paramedic working
Gotham’s Hell’s Kitchen. He’s become
burned out and haunted by visions of
the people he’s tried to save.
DVD
102 min
1938
DVD 2393
David Huxley (Cary Grant) is waiting to
get a bone he needs for his museum
collection. Through a series of strange
circumstances, he meets Susan Vance
(Katharine Hepburn), and the duo have
a series of misadventures centered
around a missing leopard named Baby.
(b&w)
Bringing Up Baby
DVD
102 min
1938
DVD 986
Two-disc Special Edition of the classic
screwball comedy with Katherine
Hepburn and Cary Grant. Includes
commentary by Peter Bogdanovich,
two documentaries (on Howard Hawks
and Cary Grant), a comedy short,
"Campus Cinderella" and cartoon, "A
Star is Hatched." (b&w)
Broadcast News
DVD
DVD 3078
132 min
1987
Brokeback Mountain
DVD
135 min
2005
DVD 1600
Set against the sweeping vistas of
Alberta’s Rocky Mountains, this film
tells the story of two young men - a
ranch-hand (Heath Ledger) and a
rodeo cowboy (Jake Gyllenhaal) - who
meet in the summer of 1963 and
unexpectedly forge a lifelong
connection, one whose complications,
joys and tragedies provide a testament
to the endurance and power of love.
Broken Arrow
Broadway Musicals: A Jewish
Legacy
DVD
84 min
2013
DVD 3739
Broadway Musicals: A Jewish Legacy,
directed by Michael Kantor and
narrated by Joel Grey, explores the role
of Jewish composers and lyricists in
the creation of the modern American
musical. Featuring interviews and
conversations with some of the greatest
composers and writers of the Broadway
stage, the film showcases the work of
many of the nation’s creators of musical
theatre including Irving Berlin, Jerome
Kern, George and Ira Gershwin,
Lorenz Hart, Richard Rodgers, Oscar
Hammerstein II, Kurt Weill, Sheldon
Harnick, Jerry Bock, Leonard
Bernstein, Stephen Sondheim,
Stephen Schwartz, and Jule Styne.
Featured performers include Matthew
Broderick, Kelli O’Hara, Nathan Lane,
Barbra Streisand, and Idina Menzel.
Bonus disc includes 3 hours of
interview clips and performances.
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DVD
93 min
1950
DVD 2797
Delmer Daves’ melodramatic western,
based on a historical incident–the
elaborate efforts of a tribal leader and a
former military official to broker peace
between warring Army and Native
American factions. With James
Stewart, Jeff Chandler, and Debra
Paget.
Griffiths Masterworks: Broken
Blossoms
DVD
90 min
1919
DVD 3322
A frail waif, abused by her brutish boxer
father in London’s seedy Limehouse
District, is befriended by a sensitive
Chinese immigrant with tragic
consequences. Starring Lillian Gish.
Broken Flowers
DVD
106 min
2005
DVD 959
Bill Murray, Sharon Stone, Frances
Conroy, Jessica Lange, Tilda Swinton,
and Jeffrey Wright in Jim Jarmusch’s
wistful comedy about an aging Don
Juan who visits former lovers to
investigate the possibility he has a son.
Broken Rainbow
Brute Force
DVD
70 min
1985
DVD 1552
A 1985 documentary film about the
government-enforced relocation of
thousands of Navajo Native Americans
from their ancestral homes in Arizona.
The Navajo were relocated to aid
mining speculation in a process that
began in the 1970s and continues to
this day. Narrated by Martin Sheen.
DVD
102 min
1947
DVD 217
Embittered inmate plans a desperate
breakout scheme, fueled by his hatred
for a power-crazed prison guard. Jules
Dassin’s noir-flavored prison drama
stars Burt Lancaster and Hume
Cronyn. (b&w)
Broken Rainbow
VHS
70 min
1986
V 531 (in storage)
A documentary about the relocation of
ten thousand Navajo Indians from their
hogans in northern Arizona to tract
homes in towns some distance away
because the land allegedly belongs to
the Hopi. Looks at efforts to mediate
the land dispute.
Brother, Can You Spare a Dime?
VHS
20 min
1984
V 627 in storage
(History In Action). Uses vintage
footage to give a "contemporary"
account of the events of the Great
Depression, and their political
repercussions. From Granada
Television’s "History in Action" series.
(b&w)
The Brother From Another
Planet
DVD
110 min
1984
DVD 696
Black extraterrestrial crash-lands in
Harlem, and is taken in by the regulars
at a neighborhood bar. With Joe
Morton. Special features include audio
commentary by John Sayles, and
featurette with Sayles and co-producer
Maggie Renzi.
Brother Outsider: The Life of
Bayard Rustin
DVD
84 min
2008
DVD 3384
A documentary about Bayard Rustin,
activist and strategist in the Civil Rights
movement. (b&w)
Brother’s Keeper
VHS
104 min
1993
DVD 2407
Examines the real-life murder mystery
of whether Delbert Ward, an
uneducated hermit with a low IQ,
murdered his brother as a "mercy
killing," or was the victim of police
abuse.
Brown is the New Green:
George Lopez and the American
Dream
DVD
DVD 3225
60 min
2007
Bruce Springsteen and the E
Street Band: Live in New York
City
DVD
DVD 3482
180 min
2001
Buffy the Vampire Slayer: The
Complete First Season
Bubbeh Lee & Me
DVD
1997
DVD134. WARNING: MSG DISC 1
The 12 episodes that make up the first
season for the TV series about a high
school student chosen to save the world
from vampires, demons, and other
occult menaces. Includes "Welcome to
the Hellmouth", "the Harvest," and
"Never Kill a Boy on the First Date."
VHS
35 min
1996
V 1656 in storage
Video portrait of a Jewish grandmother
by her gay grandson.
Buffy the Vampire Slayer: The
Complete Fourth Season
Buck
DVD
88 min
2011
DVD 3582
Documentary focusing on the life,
career, and philosophy of the real-life
"horse whisperer" Buck Brannaman,
directed by Cindy Meehl.
DVD
1999
DVD 692
All 22 episodes from season four,
including "Freshman", "Something
Blue," "Hush," "This Year’s Girl," and
"Primeval", collected on a 6-disc set.
Buffy begins college, starts dating
Riley, and learns about The Initiative.
Budrus
DVD
82 min
2009
DVD 3087
Follows a Palestinian leader who unites
Fatah, Hamas and Israelis in an
unarmed movement to save his village
from destruction.
Buena Vista Social Club
DVD
105 min
1999
DVD 236
Filmmaker Wim Wenders follows
musician Ry Cooder on a trip to
Havana, where he encounters some of
Cuba’s greatest singers and musicians,
many of whom are now living in
obscurity. The film culminates in a
triumphant Carnegie Hall concert.
Buffy Sainte-Marie: A
Multimedia Life
DVD
48 min
2006
DVD 2442
Profile of Native American singersongwriter Buffy Sainte-Marie. Traces
her life from her childhood through her
early days in Greenwich Village to her
work as a digital artist and
spokesperson on Native American
issues. Includes interviews with Joni
Mitchell, Eric Anderson, and Bill Cosby.
Include CD "Running for the Drum."
Buffy the Vampire Slayer
DVD
86 min
1992
DVD 1513
A flighty teenage girl learns that she is
her generation’s destined battler of
vampires. With Kristy Swanson,
Donald Sutherland, Luke Perry, and
Rutger Hauer.
Buffy the Vampire Slayer: The
Complete Fifth Season
DVD
990 min
2000
DVD 707
22 episodes on 6 disc set. Buffy meets
Dracula, asks Giles to be her Watcher
again, gets a new sister, and
encounters an undefeatable demon.
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Buffy the Vampire Slayer: The
Complete Second Season
DVD
322 min
1997
DVD 285
All 22 episodes from season 2,
including "When She Was Bad,"
"School Hard", "Surprise", "Innocence"
and the two-part "Becoming". Six-disc
set.
Buffy the Vampire Slayer: The
Complete Seventh Season
DVD
2002
DVD 694
All 22 episodes from the seventh
season, including "Lessons," "Beneath
You," "Conversations with Dead
People," and the series finale,
"Chosen", on a six-disc set. Audio
commentary on selected episodes.
16.5 hours total.
Buffy the Vampire Slayer: The
Complete Sixth Season
DVD
2001
DVD 1746
All 22 season six episodes, including
"Smashed", "Villains", and "Grave."
Buffy is back from the dead, and
begins a tormented relationship with
Spike. Meanwhile, Willow’s magic
addiction is getting out of control.
Buffy the Vampire Slayer: the
Complete Third Season
DVD
1998
DVD286
All 22 episodes from season three–
including "Lover’s Walk", "Faith, Hope,
and Trick", "Doppelgangland", and the
two-part "Graduation Day"–collected in
a six-disc set. With Sarah Michelle
Gelar, David Boreanaz, and Seth
Green.
Bugs and Daffy: The Wartime
Cartoons
VHS
80 min
1989
V 692
Eleven Warner Brothers cartoons,
featuring Bugs Bunny and Daffy Duck
in World War II scenarios. Introduced
by Leonard Maltin.
Bugs Bunny: Truth or Hare
VHS
36 min
1992
V 1129 in storage
Five cartoons, featuring Bugs, Yosemite
Sam, and the Tasmanian Devil: "The
Fair Haired Hare", "Dr. Devil and Mr.
Hare", "Wideo Wabbit", "Hareway to the
Stars", and "Water, Water Every Hare.".
Bulworth
DVD
108 min
1998
DVD 170
Warren Beatty’s political satire attacks
1990’s liberalism and the control of
government officials by corporate
entities. Beatty plays a California
senator running for reelection, who
arranges his own assassination.
Liberated by his decision, he begins
telling the hard, sometimes outrageous
truth concerning race relations and
campaign finance corruption, delivering
his speeches as a rap artist. With Halle
Berry, Don Cheadle, and Oliver Platt.
Burden of Dreams
DVD
149 min
1991
DVD 3585
Crime-drama film tells the story of
mobster Bugsy Siege, based on
material from Dean Jennings’ 1967
book We Only Kill Each Other. With
Warren Beatty, Annette Bening, Harvey
Keitel, Ben Kingsley, Elliott Gould, Joe
Mantegna, Bebe Neuwirth, and Bill
Graham. 2-disc set includes additional
scenes.
DVD
95 min
1982
DV1069
For nearly five years, acclaimed
German filmmaker Werner Herzog
desperately tried to complete one of
the most ambitious and difficult films of
his career - "Fitzcarraldo", the story of
one man’s attempt to build an opera
house deep in the Amazon jungle.
Documentary filmmaker Les Blank
captured the unfolding of this
production, made more perilous by
Herzog’s determination to shoot the
most daunting scenes without models
or special effects.
Building Blocks of Life
Burden of Dreams
Bugsy
VHS
60 min
1980
V 898 in storage
Examines the structure of the cell. With
David Suzuki.
Bullets Over Broadway
DVD
99 min
1994
DVD 544
Young playwright, desperate to get his
play produced, turns to the mob for
backing. With John Cusack, Jennifer
Tilly, Chazz Palminteri, and Dianne
Wiest.
Bullitt
DVD
114 min
1968
DVD 3109
An all guts, no glory San Francisco cop
becomes determined to find the
underworld kingpin that killed the
witness in his protection. Steve
McQueen.
Bully
DVD
115 min
2001
DVD 4202
Directed by Larry Clark, and starring
Brad Renfro, Bijou Phillips, Rachel
Miner, Michael Pitt, Leo Fitzpatrick,
Kelli Garner, and Nick Stahl. Based on
the 1993 murder of Bobby Kent, the
plot follows several young adults in
Southern Florida who plot against a
mutual friend who has emotionally,
physically and sexually abused them for
years. The screenplay was written by
David McKenna (under the pseudonym
Zachary Long) and Roger Pullis, who
adapted the book Bully: A True Story of
High School Revenge by Jim Schutze.
Umatic
94 min
1982
V 58 (OS: 3/4)
Documents German film director
Werner Herzog’s production of
Fitzcarraldo in the Amazon jungle.
Disaster after disaster befalls Herzog,
including torrential rains, attacks by
armed Indians, and the loss of his
leading actors. It is a chronicle of an
obsessed artist who is willing to
sacrifice almost anything to realize his
cinematic vision.
Buried
DVD
95 min
2010
DVD 3009
Rodrigo Cortes’ thriller opens as Paul
Conroy, a truck driver in Iraq, wakes up
in what he soon discovers to be a
makeshift coffin buried underground.
He has a lighter, his mobile phone, and
anti-anxiety medication. That’s it!
Includes DVD and Blu-ray versions.
The Buried Mirror: Reflections
on Spain and the New World:
Conflict of the Gods
VHS
59 min
1991
V 995
Written and presented by Carlos
Fuentes. Retraces the Indian
civilizations of Latin America, and
describes the conflict with the religion
of the conquistadors.
The Burks of Georgia
VHS
56 min
V 827 in storage
Documents the daily life of a povertystricken family with 13 children, living in
rural Georgia. (From the Six American
Families series.)
55
Burma VJ: Reporting From a
Closed Country
DVD
89 min
2008
DVD 2743
A documentary that examines the
recent protests by Buddhist monks in
Myanmar (formerly Burma) that led to
violence and the government’s
response– shutting out foreign press.
The Democratic Voice of Burma, a
group of anonymous citizen video
journalists, videotaped the events in
secret.
Burning Man Beyond Black
Rock
DVD
335 min
2005
DVD 1639
Held in Black Rock City, Nevada, the
annual Burning Man festival celebrates
the spirit of communal creativity. In this
documentary, a filmmaking team
spends 18 months interviewing the
Burning Man organization’s key players
in order to get an inside look at what
drives this yearly event.
The Burns and Allen Show:
Volume One and Volume Two
DVD
1950
DVD 4410, 4411
16-disc collection of episodes of The
George Burns and Gracie Allen Show,
one of the first comedies to make the
successful transition from radio to
television. Many of the shows include
the original commercials. (b&w)
Burnt Oranges
DVD
90 min
2005
DVD 4301
Returning to Argentina after leaving 22
years before,filmmaker Silvia Malagrino
juxtaposes a first person account with
interviews and re-created footage to
produce a personal documentary on
the long-term effects of Argentina’s
1970 state terrorism.
Bus 174
DVD
150 min
2002
DVD 4000
Brazilian documentary about a young
man,Sandro do Nascimento, a young
man who hijacked a bus in Rio de
Janeiro on June 12, 2000, holding the
passengers hostage for four hours. The
event was broadcast live on Brazilian
television. The movie examines the
incident and what life is like in the
slums and favelas of Rio de Janeiro
and how the criminal justice system in
Brazil treats the lower classes. Within
the film, Padilha interviews former and
current street children, members of the
Rio police force, the Rio BOPE police
team, family members, and sociologists
in order to gain insight into what led
Nascimento to carry out the hijacking.
The Busby Berkeley Disc
The Business of Strangers
The Butcher Boy
DVD
163 min
2006
DVD1258
21 complete musical numbers by
Busby Berkeley, including numbers
from 42nd Street, Footlight Parade,
Dames, and In Caliente. (b&w)
DVD
84 min
2001
DVD 1124
Two women of different generations and
ambitions meet on a business trip, and
get involved in a revenge scheme. With
Stockard Channing and Julia Stiles.
VHS
111 min
1998
V 1704 in storage
Set in Ireland in 1962, the darkly comic
story of Francie Brady, a 12 year old
bully from a dysfunctional family. With
Fiona Shaw, Stephen Rea, and
Eamonn Owens. Directed by Neil
Jordan.
Bush Pilot
VHS
60 min
1946
V 2436 (in storage)
Two pilot brothers share some flying
adventures and a romantic rivalry in
this 1947 melodrama–one of the first
feature films made in Toronto, with
scenes shot on location in the Muskoka
Lakes district. Austin Willis, Jack La
Rue and Rochelle Hudson star.
Restored by the National Film Archives
of Canada. (b&w)
Business Ethics: Truth in
Advertising
DVD
28 min
1997
DVD 859
In the contemporary business
environment, is the concept of truth in
advertising still relevant? Two ad
executives discuss how companies
develop ads, and how consumers can
learn to distinguish fact from fiction in
the barrage of hype.
The Business of America
VHS
58 min
1983
V 485
Probes the reasons for American
unemployment, faulting businesses for
being preoccupied with buying, selling,
and suing each other, and blaming
industries for failing to reinvest in their
plants and retool with competitive
technology. Includes 13 minute update.
The Business of Being Born
DVD
84 min
2007
DVD 2056
Ricki Lake and Abby Epstein team up
to demonstrate the various options
available when preparing for the birth
of a child.
The Business of Hunger
VHS
28 min
1984
V 587 in storage
Examines a major cause of world
hunger which is being created when
small, native farmers are forced off the
land and are replaced by multinational
agribusinesses that produce food for
export rather than local consumption.
Shows food riots in Brazil and the
Dominican Republic, starving women
and children, and displaced farmers.
Includes testimony by religious
missionaries in Third World countries
and comments by representatives of
human welfare organizations. (b&w)
Business of Publishing Panel
DVD
2005
DVD990
C-SPAN panel on the business of
publishing.
Buster Keaton Collection
DVD
152 min
DVD 4125
Two-disc collection spotlights the
actor’s MGM period. "TCM Archives:
The Buster Keaton Collection" features
two of Keaton’s funniest silents, "The
Cameraman," re-mastered with a new
score by former Frank Zappa band
member Arthur Barrow, and "Spite
Marriage" (featuring its original 1929
Vitaphone musical score) along with
"Free and Easy," Keaton’s first talkie.
The DVD set also features film
historian Kevin Brownlow’s
documentary "So Funny It Hurt: Buster
Keaton and MGM."
Buster Keaton Collection
DVD
176 min
DVD 4153
2 disc collection includes 10 comic
shorts, including "General Nuisance",
"His Ex Marks the Spot", "Mooching
Through Georgia", "Nothing But
Pleasure", "Pardon My Berth Marks",
"Pest from the West", "She’s Oil Mine",
"So You Won’t Squawk", "The Spook
Speaks", and "The Taming of the
Snood." Includes reproduction of
original screenplay for "She’s Oil Mine."
Extras include featurette, "Buster
Keaton: From Silents to Shorts" (b&w)
Buster Keaton Festival
VHS
55 min
1981
V 888
Three of Keaton’s short silent
comedies filmed between 1920 and
1923: The Boat, The Frozen North,
and The Electric House. (b&w)
Butch Cassidy and the
Sundance Kid
DVD
110 min
1969
DVD 1980
Western comedy/drama with Paul
Newman and Robert Redford playing
two bank robbers who stay one step
ahead of the law until they are finally
tracked down in Bolivia. William
Goldman’s witty screenplay, Conrad
Hall’s Oscar-winning cinematography
and the Burt Bacharach/Hal David hit
"Raindrops Keep Fallin’ on My Head"
contribute to the film’s charm. With
Katharine Ross, Strother Martin and
Cloris Leachman. This 2-DVD
Collector’s Edition is Letterboxed, and
closed-captioned, and includes new
interviews with Robert Redford and
Paul Newman, deleted scene with
optional director commentary, and 3
featurettes.
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Butley
DVD
129 min
1974
DVD 385
American Film Theatre production of
Simon Gray’s play about an embittered
English Literature professor, whose life
comes undone in one climactic day.
With Alan Bates and Jessica Tandy.
Directed by Harold Pinter.
Butoh: Piercing the Mask
VHS
49 min
1991
V 1814
In the 1960’s, Butoh dance confronted
Japanese culture by ridiculing
conventions of beauty, behavior, and
art. Using archival and contemporary
footage, and interviews, this video
explores Butoh’s themes of sexuality,
violence, humor, and nihilism.
Butterflies Are Free
VHS
111 min
1988
V 529 (in storage)
Adaptation of Leonard Gershe’s play
about a young blind man’s efforts to live
independently. With Edward Albert and
Goldie Hawn.
Butterflies: Series One
DVD
181 min
1978
DVD 1655
Ria is an everyday housewife who feels
happily in love with her dour, butterflycollecting husband and content with her
two bickering sons, until one day she
begins to feel the need for something
more. When she meets a wealthy
businessman who attempts to woo her,
Ria struggles to sort out her feelings
and her desires. Includes six episodes.
Butterflies: Series Two
DVD
238 min
1979
DVD 1656
Ria is an everyday housewife who feels
happily in love with her dour, butterflycollecting husband and content with
her two bickering sons, until one day
she begins to feel the need for
something more. When she meets a
wealthy businessman who attempts to
woo her, Ria struggles to sort out her
feelings and her desires. Includes eight
episodes on two discs.
Buy, Buy
16MM
20 min
1973
F 21
Examines the methods and motivations
of advertising agencies and producers
who make television commercials.
By Brakhage An Anthology
Volume 2
C-Span: Communication and
Health Issues
DVD
455 min
2003
DVD 3162
30 films by experimental filmmaker
Stan Brakhage
DVD
117 min
2006
DVD 1472
National Governors Association annual
winter meeting, held on February 26,
2006, focusing on Governor Mike
Huckabee’s "Healthy America" initiative.
The second plenary session, "A Culture
of Wellness: Healthy Messages"
opened with a keynote address by Lee
Scott, president and CEO of Wal-Mart
Stores, Inc., and remarks by Governor
Arnold Schwarzeneger. Following the
addresses, CNN’s Dr. Sanjay Gupta
moderated a panel discussion on
delivering healthy messages. The
panel was introduced by Sesame
Street’s Elmo and Rosita, and
participants included Judy Harris,
President and CEO of Channel One,
Jennifer Kotler, director of research at
Sesame Workshop, and Marva Smalls,
executive vice president of public
affairs for Nickelodeon Networks.
By Brakhage: An Anthology
Volume One
DVD
234 min
2001
DVD 3161, DVD 3361
Twenty six works from the experimental
filmmaker Stan Brakhage.
By the Law/ Chess Fever
VHS
108 min
V 1577
Two early Russian films. By the Law is
Lev Kuleshov’s silent feature about a
man who murders two of his fellow gold
prospectors. Chess Fever is Vsevolod
Pudovkin’s and Nikolai Shplkovsky’s
Keaton-esque comedy about a young
man’s passion for the game. (b&w)
By the People: The Election of
Barack Obama
DVD
116 min
2009
DVD 2817
An HBO documentary following Barack
Obama’s 2008 Presidential campaign.
Filmmakers Amy Rice and Alicia Sams
conceived the idea of a documentary
about Obama a year before he
announced his decision to run for
president, resulting in this behind-the
scene look at the campaign.
C.S.A. The Confederate States
of America
DVD
89 min
2004
DVD 4013
Kevin Willmot’s mockumentary about
what would have happened if the
Confederate South had won the
American Civil War. Presented as if it
were a British documentary being
broadcast on Confederate network
television, it includes fictional
commercials between segments of the
documentary. Narrated by Charles
Frank, and featuring Rupert Pate,
Evamarii Johnson, and Larry Peterson.
DVD
98 min
1940
DVD 4378
Film version of the American musical
with music by Vernon Duke, lyrics by
John La Touche, with Ethel Waters as
Petunia and Rex Ingram as Lucifer
Junior. Eddie "Rochester" Anderson
plays one of Lucifer Junior’s minions,
and Lena Horne plays temptress
Georgia Brown. Louis Armstrong is
featured as one of Lucifer Junior’s
minions, and Duke Ellington and his
Orchestra have a showcase musical
number, (b&w)
Cabin in the Sky
VHS
99 min
1985
V 472
A musical fantasy with an all black cast,
Minelli’s first film tells the story of virtue
and vice in the life of one man, Little
Joe Jackson. With Ethel Waters, Eddie
Anderson, and Lena Horne. (b&w)
C-Span: The Role of the
Literary Agent
DVD
92 min
1999
DVD 1893
Panel discussion held March 27, 1999
at The Virginia Festival of the Book in
Charlottesville, VA. Panelists included
Avery Chenoweth, Miriam Goderich,
Michele Rubin, and Howard Yoon.
Discussion covered the role of agents
in representing authors in negotiations
with publishers.
Cabaret
DVD
124 min
1972
DVD 3132
Musical directed by Bob Fosse and
starring Liza Minnelli, Michael York and
Joel Grey, set in Berlin during the
Weimar Republic in 1931, under the
ominous presence of the growing
National Socialist Party.
Bye Bye Brazil
VHS
115 min
1980
V 3010 (in storage)
Fantasy about a carnival traveling the
landscape of a changing Brazil. With
Jose Wilker and Betty Faria.
Cabin in the Sky
Cabaret
DVD
DVD 3132
124 min
The Cabin in the Woods
DVD
95 min
2011
DVD 3766
Satirical horror film directed by Drew
Goddard in his directorial debut,
produced by Joss Whedon, and written
by Whedon and Goddard. Kristen
Connolly, Chris Hemsworth, Anna
Hutchison, Fran Kranz, and Jesse
Williams portray five friends who travel
to a remote cabin for a holiday and
become victims of a seemingly
stereotypical horror movie plot while
being observed via hidden cameras by
mysterious office workers.
The Cabinet of Caligari (1962
remake)
DVD
DVD 2372
105 min
1962
1972
The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari
Cabeza de Vaca
DVD
111 min
1991
DVD 2423
The story of Cabeza de Vaca, a
Spanish explorer, based on his 1542
memoir, The Shipwrecked Men.
Nicolas Echevarria directs the story of
Cabeza de Vaca’s 8 year journey from
Florida to the Pacific coast of Mexico,
during which he lived with various
Indian tribes, sometimes as a captive,
sometimes as a shaman. With Juan
Diego.
Cabin in the Cotton
VHS
78 min
1932
V 1596 in storage
Michael Curtiz’s melodrama about
Southern sharecroppers. With Bette
Davis and Richard Barthelmess.
(b&w)
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DVD
DVD 2830
76 min
1920
The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari
DVD
82 min
1919
DVD 2000
The great Expressionist classic with
Werner Krauss as Caligari, the
fairground showman who hypnotizes
his servant (Conrad Veidt) into
committing murder at night.
The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari:
Cabinet des Dr. Caligari.
16MM
1919
F 58
Silent German expressionist classic.
The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari:
Cabinet des Dr. Caligari /
Genuine: A Tale of a Vampire
VHS
91 min
1919
V1318 in storage
Two examples of German Expressionist
style, released by Decla- Bioscop. In
The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari, a
somnambulist commits murders under
a hypnotist’s influence. Also, a lengthy
excerpt from Genuine, a Vampire Tale.
Silent films with English title cards and
musical accompaniment. (b&w)
Cache
Calendar
DVD
118 min
2005
DVD 1780
A television star and his wife are
harassed by an unknown person who
sends them videotapes of their home
and bizarre crayon drawings. As the
husband attempts to solve the identity
of his antagonist, he drives a wedge
further and further between himself
and his wife.
DVD
75 min
1993
DVD 378
Atom Egoyan’s drama about the
disintegration of a marriage. Egoyan
plays a photographer who goes to
Armenia to document historic churches
for a calendar commission, and takes
along his wife as a translator. With
Arsinee Khanjian.
Caligula
Cadillac Records
The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari
DVD
75 min
1919
DVD 13
Silent German expressionist classic.
Special features: Digitally remastered ;
color tinted according to instructions in
original color plan; audio essay by
scholar Mike Budd.
DVD
109 min
2008
DVD 2868
Chronicles the rise of Chess Records
and its recording artists. Starring
Adrien Brody, Jeffrey Wright, Mos Def
and Beyonce.
Cage/Cunningham
The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari:
Extracts : The Abduction of
Jane
16MM
8 min
1976
F 129
Scene from the German expressionist
classic. (b&w)
Cabiria
DVD
123 min
1914
DVD 2702
Silent epic from the early years of the
Italian film industry. Set in ancient
Carthage during the period of the
Second Punic War, it treats the conflict
between Rome and Carthage through
the eyes of the title character, who is
kidnapped by pirates, sold as a slave in
Carthage, and rescued from being
sacrificed to the god Moloch by a
Roman nobleman and his slave
Maciste. With piano accompiament
performed by Jacques Gauthier, based
on the original 1914 score. (b&w)
Cabiria
16MM
110 min
1957
F 161
Italian historical silent drama.
Describes the adventures of Cabiria, a
Roman girl, and her two benefactors in
the third Century B.C., during the
second Punic War. (b&w)
Cabiria
VHS
123 min
1990
V3
Italian silent drama set in Rome. Opens
with a brief written description of the
Italian genre of historical spectacular
films and a history of the film Cabiria.
Describes the adventures of a Roman
girl (Cabiria) and her two benefactors in
the third century B.C. during the
Second Punic War. Includes scenes of
the eruption of Mt. Etna, sea battles,
and Hannibal crossing the Alps. (b&w)
DVD
95 min
1991
DVD 4331
Documentary about the collaboration
between composer John Cage and
choreographer Merce Cunningham.
Filmmaker Elliot Caplan uses tour
footage, archival material, and
interviews with Nam June Paik, Robert
Rauschenberg, Rudolf Nureyev, and
others to create a portrait of this
productive artistic relationship.
Cage/Cunningham
VHS
95 min
V 1824 in storage
Filmmaker Elliot Caplan uses tour
footage, archival material, and
interviews with composer John Cage,
and choreographer Merce
Cunningham, as well as artists
including Nam June Paik, Robert
Rauschenberg, and others, to
document the 50 year collaboration
between these artists.
Caged Heat
DVD
79 min
1974
DVD 3111
Exploitation movie from 1974 of the
"women-in-prison" movie genre.
Caged Heat was written and directed
by Jonathan Demme for the New World
Pictures company, headed by Roger
Corman. John Cale wrote and
performed the music, which features
the guitar playing of Mike Bloomfield.
The Caine Mutiny
VHS
125 min
1985
DVD 4468
Adaptation of Herman Wouk’s novel.
The captain of the U.S.S. Caine is
relieved by his executive officer during
a typhoon. With Humphrey Bogart, Van
Johnson, and Fred MacMurray.
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DVD
156 min
1979
DVD 4047
Italo-American erotic biographical
drama directed by Tinto Brass from a
script by Gore Vidal, with additional
scenes filmed by Giancarlo Lui and Bob
Guccione. The film concerns the rise
and fall of Roman Emperor Gaius Julius
Caesar Augustus Germanicus, better
known as Caligula. It was co-financed
by Penthouse magazine and produced
by Guccione and Franco Rossellini,
and stars Malcolm McDowell, Teresa
Ann Savoy, Helen Mirren, Peter
O’Toole and John Gielgud.
Call Her Savage
DVD
88 min
1932
DVD 4247
Pre-Code drama directed by John
Francis Dillon and starring Clara Bow,
based on the novel by Tiffany Thayer.
(b&w)
Call it Home: The House That
Private Enterprise Built
DVD
55 min
1993
DVD 4002, disc 1 & 2
2 DVD set about the history of suburbia
from 1934-1960, originally produced as
a laserdisc by Keller Easterling and
Richard Prelinger. Call it Home: the
house that private enterprise built is a
history of suburbia from 1934-1960,
using 55 minutes of running footage
and 2800 stills compiled from federal,
educational and commercial
repositories across the country with
two tracks of archival sound and
commentary.
Call Northside 777
VHS
111 min
1948
V 3334 (in storage)
Set in Chicago, documentary-style
drama stars Jimmy Stewart in true
story of a reporter who discovers the
wrong man may be behind bars for the
murder of a police officer. With Lee J.
Cobb, Richard Conte. (b&w)
Calling the Shots
VHS
118 min
1989
V 703 in storage
A documentary about contemporary
women working as feature film
directors. Directors, screenwriters and
actresses share personal stories of
professional accomplishment, and
discuss the role of women within the
film industry’s power structure.
Calling the Shots: The
Advertising of Alcohol
VHS
30 min
1982
V 537 in storage
Looks at the relationship between
alcohol advertising and alcohol abuse.
From a slide presentation by Jean
Kilbourne. (Resource guide available).
Camelot
DVD
180 min
1967
DVD 2319
The story of the marriage of England’s
King Arthur to Guinevere is played out
amid the pagentry of Camelot. The plot
of illegitimate Modred to gain the
throne and Guinevere’s growing
attachment to Sir Lancelot, whom she
at first abhors, threaten to topple Arthur
and destroy his "round table" of knights
who would use their might for right.
The Camera: Art of Film 2
VHS
20 min
1976
V 2434 in storage
Illustrates various film styles and
techniques, using excerpts from
Beauty and the Beast, Two English
Girls, The Rocking Horse Winner, and
other films. Narrated by Rod Serling.
Camera: Early Photography &
Moving Pictures, Volume 1:
First Impressions & Eyewitness
of War
VHS
60 min
1979
V 1501
First Impressions: the story of the
beginning of still photography.
Eyewitness of War: how the camera
was used to cover modern war.
Includes the U.S.Civil War, the Crimean
war, and the Franco- Prussian War.-
Camera: Early Photography &
Moving Pictures, Volume 2: The
Other Half/Mirror Image
VHS
60 min
1991
V 1661
The Other Half focuses on how
Victorian photographers portrayed the
lives of the poor. Mirror Image
discusses the early days of portrait
photography, and features portraits of
Longfellow, Darwin, and Sarah
Bernhardt.
Camera: Early Photography &
Moving Pictures, Volume 3:
Photographic Pleasures/
Soldiers of the Queen
VHS
60 min
1991
V 1662
Photographic Pleasures looks at the
phenomenon of 3-D photographs in the
1850’s, the dawn of the "snapshot",
and George Eastman’s roll film and box
camera. Soldiers of the Queen
describes how British soldiers
documented the British at war in the
1850’s.
Camera: Early Photography &
Moving Pictures, Volume 4:
World on a Plate/Caught in Time
VHS
60 min
1979
V 1663
Volume 4 in the series. World on a
Plate shows the work of traveling
photographers, who captured the
American Wild West, the Alps and
Himalayas, and Scott’s tragic Antarctic
expedition. Caught in Time discusses
the role played by the photograph in
portraying influential people and events.
Camera: Early Photography &
Moving Pictures, Volume 5:
Outback and Beyond/News
Flashes
VHS
60 min
1979
V 1664
Outback and Beyond: focuses on
European travelers, armed with
cameras, who documented their
journeys in Africa, Australia, and South
America. New Flashes: how the early
camera recorded world events of the
1880’s.
Camera: Early Photography &
Moving Pictures, Volume 6:
Truth and Beauty/The End of Art
VHS
60 min
1979
V 1665
Truth and Beauty: Explores
philosophical questions raised by the
invention of the camera; The End of
Art: Traces the relationship between
painting and photography.
Camera: Early Photography &
Moving Pictures, Volume 7:
Movement/ Edison and
Company
VHS
60 min
1979
V 1522
Movement introduces the attempts of
photographers to capture motion on
film. Looks at Edward Muybridge’s
attempts to show horses with four
hooves off the ground, as well as at
Professor Marey’s photographic "gun",
which evolved into the cinecamera.
Edison and Company focuses on
Thomas Alva Edison’s contributions to
film history, including the Peep Show
machine, the Black Maria film studio,
and his Kinetoscope.
Camera: Early Photography &
Moving Pictures, Volume 8: The
Brothers Lumiere/Georges
Melies
VHS
60 min
1979
V 1523 in storage
Two episodes from the series on the
pioneers of still photography and
cinema. The Brothers Lumiere
chronicles the achievements of the
French twins who invented the first 3-D
film, and built the world’s first practical
mobile film camera. George Melies
profiles the first film producer to exploit
the medium’s potential for special
effects.
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Camera: Early Photography &
Moving Pictures, Volume 9:
Vivat Birt Acres/The Electric
Paradise
VHS
60 min
1979
V 1666 (in storage)
Vivat Birt Acres: Looks at the Golden
Age of early British filmmaking. The
Electric Paradise: Non-fiction
filmmaking, focusing on Charles
Urban’s documentaries, and movie
theatre construction.
Camera: Early Photography &
Moving Pictures, Volume 10:
Charles Pathe/Coast to Coast
VHS
60 min
1979
V 1667
Charles Pathe: The story of the first
movie mogul. Coast to Coast:
Describes the advent of fiction movies
and Hollywood’s evolution to the center
of filmmaking. Includes comments on
film by Thomas Alva Edison.
The Cameraman
VHS
70 min
1928
V 1884 in storage
Buster Keaton plays a tintype
photographer who tries to become a
newsreel cameraman to impress a girl.
Keaton’s first MGM feature. With
Marceline Day. (b&w)
Cameraman: The Life & Work of
Jack Cardiff
DVD
86 min
2010
DVD 4156
Explores the legacy of influential
cinematographer Jack Cardiff, whose
films include A Matter of Life and Death,
Black Narcissus, The Red Shoes, The
African Queen, and many others.
Includes interviews with Cardiff as well
as Martin Scorsese, Kirk Douglas,
Charlton Heston, Lauren Bacall, Kim
Hunter, Kathleen Byron, John Mills,
Alan Parker, and Richard Fleischer.
The Cameraman’s Revenge &
Other Fantastic Tales
DVD
80 min
1912
DVD 1983
Ladislaw Starewicz created some of
the most imaginative and lovely works
of puppet animation ever filmed. While
working in Russia, he directed the
legendary The Cameraman’s Revenge
(1912), a story of love and infidelity
among the insects.
Cameraperson
DVD
102 min
2016
DVD 4829
Autobiographical collage documentary
by Kirsten Johnson about her life and
career as a cinematographer, udinh
footage shot by Johnson across the
years in different countries. "Our hope
is to convey the immediacy of finding
oneself in new territory with a camera
as well as giving the audience a sense
of how the accumulation of joys and
dilemmas a cameraperson must juggle
builds over time. Like in the film, this is
an invitation to you and an
acknowledgement of how complex it is
to film and be filmed.: From Kirsten
Johnson’s director’s statement.
Cameras on Trial: Cameras in
the Courtroom
VHS
30 min
1982
V 624 (in storage)
(Inside Story). The controversy
surrounding cameras and reporters in
the courtroom, focusing on the Claus
Von Bulow trial.
Camila
VHS
105 min
1985
V 891
Based on the true story of a young
Catholic socialite who falls in love and
runs away with a Jesuit priest.
Camille 2000
DVD
115 min
1969
dv1434
Armand, a handsome bachelor new to
Rome, finds himself obsessed with
Marguerite, the prize catch of Roman
society. During a decdent party at her
luxurious villa, her manages to
successfully court her. But when
Marguerite’s dying father forces a
change in her life, Armand discovers
that Marguerite is hiding dark,
dangerous secrets.
Campaigns and Elections: Best
Spots of 1992
VHS
46 min
1992
V 1311 in storage
Best campaign commercials from the
Presidential campaign of 1992,
selected by London International
Advertising Awards.
Can Dialectics Break Bricks?
VHS
1973
V 3404 in storage
Rene Vienet’s situationist redubbing of
a Chinese martial arts movie with postMarxist theory and comic dialogue.
(b&w)
The Candid Image: A Portrait of
Erich Salomon
DVD
50 min
1992
DVD 2011
Documentary produced for Radio
Netherlands Television, about
photojournalist pioneer Erich Salomon,
who specialized in unposed images of
political and cultural figures. He and his
family died at Auschwitz, and this
program includes some restored
images from negatives he hid from the
Nazis.
Camille Claudel
VHS
149 min
1989
V 1004 (in storage)
A historically accurate depiction of one
of the most important collaborations in
the history of art, that of legendary
sculptor Rodin, and the creative
prodigy Camille Claudel.
Camp de Thiaroye
DVD
152 min
1987
DVD 2921
Ousmane Sembene’s fact-based
drama about Sengalese troops
returned from serving in the French
army at the end of World War II, who
are placed in a transit camp, where
they come to realize that the war has
changed nothing for them. In Wolof
and French, with English subtitles.
Camp De Thiaroye
VHS
152 min
1998
V 3015 in storage
Based on 1944 incident in which
French troops slaughtered Senegalese
war veterans. Codirected by Ousmane
Sembene and Thierno Faty Sow.
Campaigning on Cue: The
Presidential Election of 1984
DVD
174 min
1985
V 317 (archival copy on DVD)
During the 1984 election, television
coverage of the campaigns saturated
the airwaves. Can the outcome of a
presidential election be determined by
the TV coverage? Series host John
Callaway looks at this question, with a
group of leading broadcast journalists,
scholars, network executives and
campaign managers.
The Candidate
DVD
110 min
1972
DVD 3601
Drama starring Robert Redford as a
California Democratic candidate for
U.S. Senator. The screenplay was
written by Jeremy Larner, a
speechwriter for Senator Eugene J.
McCarthy during McCarthy’s campaign
for the 1968 Democratic Presidential
nomination. With Peter Boyle and
Melvyn Douglas.
Cannibal Holocaust
DVD
96 min
1980
DVD 4543
1980 Italian cannibal exploitation horror
film directed by Ruggero Deodato from
a screenplay by Gianfranco Clerici. It
stars Carl Gabriel Yorke, Robert
Kerman, Francesca Ciardi, Perry
Pirkanen, and Luca Barbareschi.
Influenced by the works of Mondo
director Gualtiero Jacopetti,
Cape Fear
DVD
128 min
1991
DVD 4323
Remake of the 1962 psychological
thriller of the same name. Directed by
Martin Scorsese, and starring Robert
De Niro, Nick Nolte, and Jessica Lange,
it features cameos from Gregory Peck,
Robert Mitchum, and Martin Balsam,
who appeared in the original film.
Cape Fear
DVD
105 min
1962
DVD 4004
Gregory Peck and Robert Mitchum in a
psychological thriller directed by J. Lee
Thompson, about an attorney whose
family is stalked by a criminal he
helped send to jail. (b&w)
Cape Spin! An American Power
Struggle
DVD
86 min
2012
DVD 3729
From the DVD cover: "the surreal,
fascinating, tragicomic tale of the battle
over America’s largest clean energy
project. When energy entrepreneur Jim
Gordon first proposed putting 130 wind
turbines in fabled Nantucket Sound, he
had no idea that a firestorm would
erupt. Cape Spin! tells the incredible
tale of how America’s first proposed
offshore wind farm triggered a schism
in this idyllic coastal region, pitting
neighbor against neighbor and
environmentalist against
environmentalist."
Capitu
DVD
2008
DVD 3898
Brazilian TV miniseries adaptation of a
Brazilian literary masterpiece,
Machado de Assis’s DOM
CASMURRO, a realist novel from 1899,
set in fin-de-siècle imperial Rio de
Janeiro, Brazil. With Maria Fernanda
Cândido and Michel Melamed.
Capone
DVD
DVD 3603
101 min
1975
Capote
DVD
114 min
2005
DVD 1231
Philip Seymour Hoffman plays writer
Truman Capote during the time he
gathered information for his book In
Cold Blood.
Cannon Fields
DVD
30 min
1982
V 52 (Archival copy on DVD)
Historical drama combining song,
dance, and storytelling. Based on
events which took place in April, 1775,
shortly after the "shot heard ’round the
world" was fired at the Lexington
(Mass.) Green. Performed by Emerson
College students on location at Minute
Man National Historical Park in
Lexington, Mass.
60
Caprica Season One
VHS
999 min
2009
DVD 3146
Two families, the Graystones and the
Adamas, live together on a peaceful
planet known as Caprica, where a
startling breakthrough in artificial
intelligence brings about unforeseen
consequences. A spin-off of the Sci Fi
Channel series "Battlestar Galactica"
set 50 years prior to the events of that
show.
Captain Blood
Carcasses
Carnage
DVD
119 min
1935
DVD 3110
An enslaved doctor and his comrades
in chains escape and become pirates
of the Robin Hood variety. Errol Flynn.
(b&w)
DVD
78 min
2009
DVD 2995
Denis Cote’s controversial feature
opens as a quasi-documentary portrait
of Jean-Paul Colmor, the proprietor of
an enormous junkyard in the
backwoods of Quebec. The film
evolves into more narrative mode as
Colmor’s metal-strewn kingdom is
invaded by teen marauders, played by
actors with Down’s syndrome.
DVD
80 min
2011
DVD 4596
Film version of Yasmina Reza’s play
"God of Carnage", about two pairs of
parents, one of whose child has hurt
the other at a public park, who meet to
discuss the matter in a civilized
manner. It doesn’t go well. With Kate
Winslet, Christoph Waltz, Jodie Foster,
and John C. Reilly.
The Captive City
DVD
DVD 3370
(b&w)
91 min
1952
Capturing the Friedmans
DVD
107 min
2003
DVD 893
Portrait of a seemingly average family
(except for their somewhat obsessive
need to document their family life on
home video), and how their lives and
relationships unravel after the father
and his youngest son are accused of
child abuse. Filmmaker Andrew Jarecki
assembled his documentary from the
home videos and from interviews with
the family. Bonus material includes
over 90 minutes of unseen home
movies, hidden audio tapes, the
original short film that led to the
discovery of family secrets, and an
altercation at the film’s premiere.
The Car Man
DVD
87 min
2001
DVD 553
Matthew Bourne’s adaptation of Bizet’s
Carmen, using the original score to
create a ballet about greed and
betrayal in the American Midwest.
The Car of Your Dreams
16MM
18 min
1984
F 139
36 years of television automotive
advertising. Demonstrates how
advertising creates and manipulates
images to sell not only cars, but
lifestyles as well.
Career Girls
VHS
87 min
1997
V 2280
Mike Leigh’s comedy about the reunion
of two college roommates. With Katrin
Cartlidge and Lynda Steadman.
Carl Foreman: Word Into Image
VHS
30 min
1984
V 204B
(Word Into Image). Filmmaker and
screenwriter Carl Foreman discusses
his major themes, and his struggle
while he was blacklisted during the
McCarthy era. Includes clips from
"High Noon", "The Guns of Nacarone",
and "The Man".
Carl Th. Dreyer– My Metier
DVD
94 min
1995
DVD 1950
Torben Skodt Jensen’s thorough
survey of the director’s brilliant career
as well as an intimate glimpse into his
personality. Includes rare interview
footage and archival material, and a 22
page booklet with a reprint of Dreyer’s
essay "Thoughts on My Metier."
Narrated in English, with interviews in
Danish and French. (b&w)
Carlin At Carnegie
DVD
61 min
1983
DVD 2314
1983 breakthrough comedy
performance by Geroge Carlin at
Caregie Hall.
Carlos Saura’s Carmen
Car Wash
DVD
97 min
1976
DVD 2599
An episodic comedy about a "day-inthe-life" of a Los Angeles, California car
wash, its employees, and its owner, Mr.
B (Sully Boyar). With George Carlin,
"Professor" Irwin Corey, The Pointer
Sisters, and Richard Pryor.
Caravaggio
VHS
93 min
1986
V 2279 in storage
Derek Jarman’s film biography of the
Italian Renaissance painter. With Nigel
Terry, Sean Bean, and Tilda Swinton.
VHS
99 min
1986
V 557 in storage
Auditioning dancers for a flamenco
ballet adaptation of the opera Carmen,
a charismatic choreographer discovers
a fiery new leading lady. Flamenco
interpretation of Bizet’s opera, with
Laura del Sol and Antonio Gades.
Carmen Jones
DVD
105 min
1954
DVD 2310
One of the only movies with an all black
cast released during the 50’s, this
adaptation of the opera Carmen
featues Dorothy Dandridge, who
received an Academy Award
nomination for best actress. with Harry
Belafonte and Pearl Bailey.
61
Carnival of Souls
DVD
82 min
1962
DVD 1702
A young woman named Mary suffers a
traumatic car accident that results in her
spontaneously uprooting her life and
relocating to the middle of nowhere. As
she attempts to regain a sense of
normalcy, she is continually haunted by
the visage of a dead man. Mary is torn
between her desire for her old life and
curiosity to further investigate the
bizarre apparition. (b&w)
Carnivale: The Complete First
Season
DVD
720 min
2003
DVD 716
All 12 episodes from the debut season
of this HBO drama, which follows a
mysterious carnival as it travels across
the Dust Bowl-era American plains.
With Nick Stahl as a troubled healer,
and Clancy Brown as an Evangelical
minister haunted by apocalyptic
dreams.
Carnivale: The Complete
Second Season
DVD
720 min
2003
DVD 1692
the complete second season of the
HBO drama, which follows a mysterious
carnival as it travels across the Dust
Bowl-era American plains. With Nick
Stahl as a troubled healer, and Clancy
Brown as an Evangelical minister
haunted by apocalyptic dreams.
The Carol Burnett Show: The
Lost Episodes
DVD
DVD 4579
16 uncut episodes of the Carol Burnett
Show as they originally aired on
television from 1967-1971 plus over 5
hours of bonus features including
never-before -seen outtakes, 2
featurettes: Fabulous Firsts and On the
Spot: Carol’s Q&A, and interviews with
Julie Andrews, Carol Channing, Burt
Reynolds, Don Rickles, Carol Burnett
and others.Disc 1: Shows #108 with
Lucille Ball, Eddie Albert and Nancy
Wilson (air date November 4, 1968) ;
#422 with Chita Rivera and Bob
Newhart (air date February 22, 1971) ;
#107 with Don Rickles, Mel
Tormé and Nanette Fabray (air
date November 11, 1968) ; bonus
features. Disc 2: Shows #003 with Jim
Nabors (air date September 11, 1967) ;
#510 with Bing Crosby and Paul Lynde
(air date November 3, 1971) ; #522 with
Tim Conway and Eydie Gorme (air date
March 1, 1972) ; bonus features Disc 3:
Shows #521with Nanette Fabray and
Burt Reynolds (air date February 23,
1971) ; #013 with Lesley Ann Warren
and Don Adams (air date November 27,
1967) ; bonus features Disc 4: Shows
#006 with Lucille Ball, Tim Conway and
Gloria Loring (air date October 2, 1967)
; #112 with Tim Conway (air date
January 6, 1969) ; bonus features Disc
5: Shows #008 with Bobbie Gentry,
Phyllis Diller and Gwen Verdon (air
date October 16, 1967) ; #309 with
Andy Griffith (air date November 17,
1969) ; #503 with Bernadette Peters,
Cass Elliot (air date November 10,
1971) Disc 6: Shows #316 with Flip
Wilson and Vikki Carr (air date January
19,1970) ; #506 with Carol Channing
and Steve Lawrence (air date October
6, 1971) ; #016 with Tim Conway, Jack
Jones, Ruth Buzzi (air date March 18,
1968) ; bonus features
Casablanca (1956) (TV series)
Carrie
Casino Royale
DVD
97 min
1976
DVD 41
Sissy Spacek as a tormented teenager
who learns to use telekinetic powers.
From a Stephen King novel.
DVD
137 min
1967
DVD 1495
Peter Sellers, David Niven, Woody
Allen, and Orson Welles are featured in
this celebrity-stocked spoof of Ian
Fleming’s spy novels.
Cartoons for Victory
Casino Royale
DVD
142 min
DVD 2559
Rarely seen cartoons created during
World War II, including films produced in
Britain, Czechoslovakia, Nazi Germany,
and Occupied France. Entertainment/
propaganda films include "Bury the
Axis," the Nazi-commissioned "Nimbus
Libere", and the Czech "The
Springman and the SS." Educational
and training films include Private Snafu
and Mr. Hook cartoons, as well as
other rare U.S. training films. Bonus
features contain a gallery of wartime
posters, audio commentary, and a
radio broadcast featuring Mel Blanc.
Casablanca
DVD
102 min
1943
DVD 3000
Set in unoccupied Africa during the
early days of World War II: An
American expatriate meets a former
lover, with unforeseen complications.
Starring Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid
Bergman (b&w)
Casablanca
DVD
102 min
1942
DVD 1750
Romantic classic starring Humphrey
Bogart, Ingrid Bergman, and Paul
Henreid. (b&w)
Casablanca
VHS
103 min
1984
V 445 (in storage)
Romantic classic starring Humphrey
Bogart, Ingrid Bergman, and Paul
Henreid. (b&w)
VHS
50 min
1956
V 1763
Episode "Siren Song" from television
series based on classic film. With
Charles McGraw as Rick. (b&w)
A Case of Libel
VHS
92 min
1984
V 497 in storage
Adaptation of Henry Denker’s
courtroom drama which debates
responsibility versus freedom of the
press. With Ed Asner and Daniel J.
Travanti.
Casebook on Sanskrit Theater
VHS
47 min
1995
V 1684 in storage
Illustrates the conventions of traditional
Sanskrit theater, using a Ponoma
College production of The Little Clay
Cart. Narrated by Professor Betty
Bernhard.
DVD
144 min
2006
DVD 2351
In his first mission, James Bond must
stop Le Chiffre, a banker to the world’s
terrorist organizations, from winning a
high-stakes poker tournament at
Casino Royale in Montenegro. Starring
Daniel Craig and Eva Green.
Casualties of War
DVD
119 min
1989
DVD 3662
Extended cut version of Brian
DePalma’s war drama, based on the
actual events of the incident on Hill 192
in 1966 during the Vietnam War, which
were described in Daniel Lang’s New
Yorker article of 1969. With Michael J.
Fox and Sean Penn.
Casualties of War
VHS
120 min
1989
V 1944 (in storage)
Brian DePalma’s war drama with
Michael J.Fox as a green recruit forced
to make an agonizing moral decision in
Vietnam. With Sean Penn.
Cat Ballou
DVD
97 min
1965
DVD 427
Western parody starring Jane Fonda as
schoolmarm-turned-outlaw, who enlists
the help of a drunken ex-gunslinger to
avenge her father’s death. With Lee
Marvin. Nat King Cole and Stubby
Kaye provide musical narration.
Cat on a Hot Tin Roof
VHS
108 min
1958
DVD 4640, V 1945 (in storage)
Elizabeth Taylor and Paul Newman in
adaptation of Tennessee Williams’ play.
62
Cat People/The Curse of the Cat
People
DVD
143 min
1942
dvd 1319
This DVD has 2 titles. Cat People
(1942), 73 minutes. The Curse of the
Cat People (1944), 70 minutes. (b&w)
Cat Women of the Moon
VHS
64 min
V 1717 (in storage)
A lunar expedition reveals an all-female
civilization. Originally shown in 3-D.
With Sonny Tufts, Marie Windsor, and
Victor Jory. (b&w)
Catch-22
VHS
121 min
1970
V 307 in storage
Based on Joseph Heller’s novel about
World War II flyers. Alan Arkin stars as
Yossarian, the bombardier who tries to
beat catch-22. With Art Garfunkel, Bob
Newhart, and Martin Sheen.
Catching the Sun
DVD
73 min
2016
DVD 4725
Documentary about the global race to
lead the clean energy future, focusing
on workers and entrepreneurs in the
solar industry in the U.S. and China.
Catfish
DVD
87 min
2010
DVD 3446
A New York City photographer begins a
Facebook relationship with a
precocious child painter living in
Michingan–then her mother, then her
older sister. All of it is documented by
filmmakers Ariel Schulman and Henry
Joost. Reality thriller? Hoax? At the
very least, Catfish is a thoughtprovoking exploration of online identity.
The Catherine Wheel
VHS
87 min
1982
V 459 in storage
Twyla Tharp’s choreography set to
music by David Byrne, in a production
incorporating film, video, and
computer-generated techniques.
Caught in a Cabaret
16MM
16 min
F 218
Chaplin comedy from Keystone
Studios. (b&w)
1914
Cave of Forgotten Dreams
DVD
90 min
2010
DVD 3339
Werner Herzog gains exclusive access
to film inside the Chauvet caves of
Southern France, capturing the oldest
known pictorial creations of humankind
in their astonishing natural setting.
Cavite
DVD
80 min
2005
DVD 2657
Filipino-American co-directors Ian
Gamazon and Neill Dela Llana achieve
maximum effect from limited means in
this thriller about an unassuming man
who’s sucked into a dangerous terrorist
plot in the impoverished Cavite region
of the Philippines. In English, Filipino,
and Tagalog with English subtitles.
CBGB
DVD
103 min
2013
DVD 4080
Alan Rickman plays New York club
owner Hilly Kristal, whose club evolved
from a venue for Country, Bluegrass,
and Blues to the birthplace of
underground rock and punk. With
Malin Akerman, Rupert Grint, and
Justin Bartha.
Ceddo
DVD
120 min
1977
DVD 2933
Historical epic by Ousmane Sembene.
In a 19th-century village in what is now
Senegal, a princess is kidnapped, and
a Muslim imam struggles against a
Catholic priest for religious and political
control, while the ceddo, or common
people, try to hold on to their traditional
ways.
The Ceibas Cycle
DVD
72 min
2011
DVD 4097
Experimental film by Evan Meaney.
"The ceibas cycle is a ten-part,
multimedia exploration of ghosts,
glitches, and the aesthetics of entropy.
begun in 2007 and completed in 2011,
the cycle offers technological rupture
as an interface; exploring geography,
testimony, mortality and other hackable
systems. centering around an
understanding of archival memory and
networked representation, these pieces
attempt to redefine viability."– container
notes.
Celebrating Bird: The Triumph
of Charlie Parker
VHS
58 min
1987
V 553 in storage
Based on the book by Gary Giddins.
Traces jazz saxophonist Parker’s life
from Kansas City to the New York jazz
scene of the 1950s. Features
interviews with Rebecca Parker Davis,
Leonard Feather, Dizzy Gillespie, Roy
Haynes, Chan Parker, and Roy Porter.
The Celebration
DVD
106 min
1998
DVD536
Tragicomic drama developed from the
Dogma 95 collective, the story of an
affluent family who gather to celebrate
a birthday, and are confronted with
unpleasant family truths. Shot on digital
video and then transferred to film.
Celebration: The History of the
Sadler Wells Ballet
VHS
1981
V 1052 in storage
Sadler’s Wells Royal Ballet
commemorates fifty years of dance
with extracts from the ballets Polonia,
Giselle, La fille Mal Gardée, Paquita,
Three Pictures, and Elite
Syncopations. Founder Dame Ninette
discusses the past and present and
narrator James Mason explores the
history of the company.
Celebrity
DVD
113 min
1998
DVD 1810
When a reporter (Kenneth Branagh) is
assigned to the celebrity beat, he
anticipates a more exciting job. What he
gets is the most bewildering experience
of his life. Quickly, he finds himself on a
collision course with four of the most
outrageous people he’s ever met: a
sensuous starlet (Melanie Griffith), an
out-of-control movie star (Leonardo
DiCaprio), an aspiring actress (Winona
Ryder) and a sexy supermodel
(Charlize Theron). Together they take
him for an unforgettable walk on the
wild side of fame and fortune. (b&w)
Celebrity Propaganda of World
War II
VHS
60 min
V 1595 in storage
Appearances by stars including Frank
Sinatra, James Cagney, and Bob Hope,
as part of the Hollywood war effort.
(b&w)
Cell Biology: The Living Cell
VHS
15 min
1988
V 981 in storage
Shows how, by means of its various
organelles, each cell accomplishes
specific jobs in order to stay alive.
Explores the nature of these organelles
and how they are coordinated within
the cell.
Cell Biology: The Nucleus
VHS
14 min
1989
V 982 in storage
Introduction to the structure and
function of the nucleus. Uses
animation and photomicrography to
conceptualize the relationship of DNA,
genes, chromation, and chromosones.
The Celluloid Closet
DVD
101 min
2001
DVD 2703
Lily Tomlin narrates this documentary
based on Vito Russo’s 1981 book.
Clips from over 100 films illustrate how
movies portrayed sexuality, from
stereotypes to covert subtexts to
activist gay characters in the 1990s.
With commentary by Gore Vidal, Tom
Hanks, Susan Sarandon, and others.
63
The Cement Garden
DVD
105 min
1993
DVD 2341
After the death of her husband, the
mother of Julie, Jack, Sue and Tom
begins to suffer from a mysterious
illness. Aware that she is going to have
to go into hospital she opens a bank
account for the children, so that they
can be financially self-sufficient and will
be able to avoid being taken into care
by the authorities. Unfortunately she
also dies and Julie and Jack (the older,
teenage children) decide to hide her
body in the basement so that they can
have free reign of their household.
Soon Tom has taken to dressing as a
girl whilst Sue has become increasingly
reticent, confiding only to her diary,
meanwhile Jack and Julie sense an
attraction developing for each other.
However Julie’s new beau, Derek,
threatens to unearth the many dark
secrets within this family as he becomes
increasingly suspicious of Jack.
Censorship and Content Control
on the Internet
VHS
80 min
1996
V 1813
Debates issues related to censorship
on the Internet, discussing the impact
of policies in different countries.
Considers attempts by the U.S. and
U.K to ban sexually explicit material, by
the former Eastern bloc to stifle free
speech, and by Germany to ban
neo-Nazi propaganda.
The Center of the World
DVD
88 min
2001
DVD 4201
Directed by Wayne Wang, starring
Peter Sarsgaard as a Dot-com
millionaire who hires a drummer/
stripper (Molly Parker) to stay with him
in Las Vegas for three days.
Center Stage
DVD
116 min
2000
DVD 1539
Teenagers from various backgrounds
enroll at the American Ballet Academy
in New York. Each deals with the
problems and stresses of training and
getting ahead in the world of dance.
Central Station
DVD
106 min
1998
DVD 944
Brazilian drama about a lonely,
hardened woman who takes charge of
an orphaned child at Rio de Janeiro’s
central train station. With Fernanda
Montenegro. Special features include
audio commentary by Montenegro, and
director Walter Salles.
Centre Stage
DVD
121 min
1992
DVD 440
Biopic based on the life of Chinese
silent movie actress Ruan Ling-yu.
With Maggie Cheung.
Cesar’s Last Fast
DVD
96 min
2013
DVD 4662
Documentary about the events of 1988,
when Cesar Chavez began his "Fast
for Life," a 36-day water-only hunger
strike, to draw attention to the effects of
pesticide use on farm workers, their
families, and their communities.
C’etait un Rendezvous
DVD
9 min
1976
DVD 2573
Claude Lelouch’s cinema-verite film of
an eight-minute high-speed drive
through Paris in the early hours of the
morning.
Chaconne/Prodigal Son:
Choreography by George
Balanchine
VHS
57 min
1980
V 1689 in storage
Two ballets choreographed and
"reconceived for television" by George
Balanchine. Featuring New York City
Ballet dancers Suzanne Farrell, Peter
Martins, and Mikhail Baryshnikov.
A Chairy Tale
16MM
10 min
1957
F 99
Norman McLaren uses pixillation to
animate the struggle between a
rebellious chair and a man who wants
to sit down.
Chak De India
DVD
152 min
2007
DVD 3511
"The story of a hockey player who
returns to the game as a coach of a
women’s hockey team."
Change, Change, (A Walk
Through the Twentieth Century
with Bill Moyers)
VHS
58 min
1988
V 942 in storage
(A Walk through the Twentieth Century
with Bill Moyers). Moyers examines
social upheaval in the 1960’s, focusing
on that decade’s dynamic forces of
change–television and technology.
1915
DVD
102 min
1980
DVD 1789
When Karen Evans discovers her
arrogantly self-centered professor
husband Adam is having an affair with
a student, she retaliates by having a
dalliance of her own with a young,
philosophical campus carpenter. When
Karen’s husband discovers her affair,
the four decide to share a Vermont ski
house, where their efforts to behave
like liberal adults are tested by middleaged angst, hurt feelings, and the
unexpected arrival of the couples’
teenage daughter.
The Chances of the World
Changing
DVD
99 min
2005
DVD 2250
An artist abandons his life’s work to
build an ark filled with hundreds of
endangered animals. A story about
time, death, art, love, and turtles.
The Chaplin Collection: The
Great Dictator
DVD
120 min
1940
DVD 461
Chaplin’s first full talking film, a satire of
Europe just before World War II.
Chaplin plays a Hitler-like dictator, and
a Jewish barber. With Paulette
Goddard and Jack Oakie as a
caricature of Mussolini. 2 disc set,
includes documentary "The Tramp and
the Dictator" by Kevin Brownlow and
Michael Kloft, recently discovered color
footage shot on the set, and the short
"Charlie the Barber". (b&w)
Change Within Organizations
VHS
60 min
1989
V 1095 (in storage)
Panel of Boston area human resourses
and corporate relations administrators
discuss change in their organizations
and the role OD practictioners are
playing.
Chaplin Mutuals
VHS
60 min
V 142
Three shorts produced by Chaplin while
he was working at Mutual Films: "The
Floorwalker" (1916), "the Vagabond"
(1916), and "The Cure" (1917).
Chantal Akerman in the
Seventies
DVD
DVD 4326
Five films by Belgian filmmaker Chantal
Akerman: La Chambre (1972, 11 min),
Hotel Monterey (1972, 62 min), News
from Home (1976, 86 min), Je Tu Il Elle
(1975, 86 min), and Les Rendez-vous
D’Anna (1978, 126 min).
Chaplin
DVD
135 min
1992
DVD 2721
Biopic about Charlie Chaplin starring
Robert Downey, Jr, with Dan Aykroyd,
Kevin Kline, and Anthony Hopkins.
Chan is Missing
DVD
80 min
1982
DVD 1585
A 1982 film which tells the story of two
taxi drivers searching the streets of
San Francisco’s Chinatown for the man
who ran off with their money. (b&w)
DVD
96 min
DVD 462
Chaplin’s Little Tramp seeks riches in
the Yukon. 2 disc set includes the 1942
sound-era re-release version, with new
music score and narration by Chaplin
replacing the title cards, as well as the
original 1925 silent version. (b&w)
A Change of Seasons
Champion
16MM
25 min
F 198
Early Chaplin film. Produced at
Essanay Studios. (b&w)
The Chaplin Collection: The
Gold Rush
The Chaplin Collection: Modern
Times
DVD
83 min
1936
DVD 460
Chaplin is a factory worker, a jailbird, a
roller-skating night watchman, and a
singing waiter in his satire on mass
production. With Paulette Goddard. 2disc set includes digital transfer with
remastered soundtrack, deleted
scenes, including the complete version
of the waiter’s song, and "For the First
Time", the Cuban documentary in
which peasants see their first film, as
traveling projectionist shows "Modern
Times." (b&w)
64
The Chaplin Revue
DVD
214 min
1959
DVD 4262
Two-disc collection of Chaplin films
made for First National between 1918
and 1923. Disc 1 includes A Day’s
Pleasure, Sunnyside, The Idle Class,
and Pay Day, as well as special
features inlcuding an introduction by
Chaplin biographer David Robinson.
Disc 2 is the 1959 collection of three
silent films put together by Charlie
Chaplin: A Dog’s Life, Shoulder Arms,
and The Pilgrim. For the 1959 release,
Chaplin added a soundtrack to appeal
to modern audiences, as well as extra
footage including clips from World War
I to express the context of the films. He
provides a personal introduction to
each of the clips. Special features
include Chaplin’s 1918 propaganda
short The Bon (b&w)
The Chaplin Revue
VHS
121 min
1985
V 207 (in storage)
Three shorts written, directed, and
scored by Chaplin: The Pilgrim",
"Shoulder Arms", and "A Dog’s Life".
(b&w)
Chaplin: The Artist in His Prime
Characters We See on TV
Charles Weidman, on His Own
DVD
381 min
DVD 249 v.1-3
Includes "Shoulder Arms" (1918),
"Sunny Side" (1919), "A Day’s
Pleasure" (1919), "The Cure" (1920),
"Tillie’s Punctured Romance" (1921),
"The Kid" (1921), "Idle Class" (1922),
"Pay Day" (1922), and "The Gold Rush"
(1923). On 3 discs. Silent, with new
music score. Biography.
VHS
12 min
1981
V 670 (in storage)
(Getting the Most Out of TV). Explains
the concept of character, as it functions
in television dramas and comedies.
Defines stereotypes and explains how
stereotypes may foster prejudice. From
a series for children.
VHS
60 min
1990
V 1158 in storage
Traces the career of modern dance
pioneer Charles Weidman: his work
with Denishawn, partnership with Doris
Humphrey, and later work on his own.
Contemporary performances include
"Lunchtown", and excerpts from "On
My Mother’s Side". (b&w)
Chaplin’s Essanay Comedies
Volume 2
DVD
135 min
1915
DVD 3934
Includes "The Tramp" (1915), black &
white and color-toned black & white, 26
minutes, "By the Sea" (1915), black &
white, 14 minutes, "Work" (1915), black
& white and color-toned black & white,
28 minutes, , "A Woman" (1915), colortoned black & white, 26 minutes, "The
Bank" (1915), black & white, 25
minutes, and "His Regeneration"
(1915), color-toned black & white, 15
minutes. (b&w)
Chaplin’s Mutual Comedies
1916-1917
DVD
DVD 4454
5-disc Blu-ray/DVD box set collection of
12 restored comedies created by
Chaplin for the Mutual Film Corporation:
The Floorwalker, The Fireman, The
Vagabond, One A.M., The Count, The
Pawnshop, Behind the Screen, The
Rink, Easy Street, The Cure, The
Immigrant, and The Adventurer.
Includes the documentaries "The Birth
of The Tramp", by Serge Bromberg and
Eric Lange, and "Chaplin’s Goliath", by
Kevin MacDonald. (b&w)
Chappelle’s Show: Season 2
DVD
275 min
2004
DVD 1266
The second season of comedian, Dave
Chappelle’s sketch comedy show.
Chappelle’s Show: Season One
Uncensored!
DVD
300 min
2003
DVD 623
Comic Dave Chappelle’s critically
acclaimed sketch comedy cable series,
satririzing hip-hop culture, race
relations, TV, and other topics in a 2disc collection of all 12 first season
episodes, uncut and uncensored.
Chappelle’s Show: The
Complete Series
DVD
628 min
DVD 4437
All episodes of Dave Chappelle’s
groundbreaking sketch comedy TV
series, featuring Anthony Berry, Bill
Burr, Yoshio Mita, Paul Mooney,
Charles Q. Murphy, Randy Pearlstein,
Donnell Rawlings, and Rudy Rush.
Originally broadcast during the 2003,
2004, 2006 television seasons.
Charade
DVD
113 min
1963
DVD 521
Comedy-thriller featuring Audrey
Hepburn as the widow of a swindler,
Cary Grant as an undercover CIA
agent, and James Coburn, Walter
Matthau, and George Kennedy as bad
guys pursuing Hepburn through Paris.
The Charley Chase Collection
Vol. 2
DVD
80 min
2005
DVD 3504
Six comedy classics from the Hal
Roach Studios: His Wooden Wedding
(1925), Isn’t Life Terrible (1925),
Innocent Husbands (1925), Dog Shy
(1926), and Bromo and Juliet (1926).
Chariots of Fire
DVD
124 min
1981
DVD 2722
Drama based on the true story of two
young men who run in the 1924
Olympics–a Jewish student from
Cambridge and a Scottish missionary.
With Ben Cross and Ian Charleson.
Winner of Oscar for Best Picture, as
well as Best Musical Score by Vangelis.
Extras inluce two documentaries on the
making of the film.
Charley Chase Festival
VHS
62 min
V 1168 (in storage)
Five shorts released between 1932
and 1940. Includes "Nature in the
Wrong" (1933), "Luncheon at Twelve"
(1933), "The Heckler" (1940), "Young
Ironsides" (1932), and "Midsummer
Mush" (1933). (b&w)
Charley Varrick
Charisma
DVD
104 min
1999
DVD 2960
Kiyoshi Kurosawa’s surrealist allegory
follows a disgraced hostage negotiator
(Koji Yakusho) whose professional
failings have caused him to be exiled to
a desolate and alien wilderness. With
Kôji Yakusho, Hiroyuki Ikeuchi and Ren
Ohsugi.
The Charles Bukowski Tapes
DVD
240 min
1987
DVD 2723
Directed by Barbet Schroeder, this
four-hour video portrait offers an
intimate view of the renegade poet of
contemporary literature. The 52 short
segments were predominantly shot
during late-night drinking and bantering
sessions during the production of Barfly.
Charles Johnson: A
Conversation
VHS
27 min
1992
V 1055
Johnson, author of Middle Passage,
describes his literary objective: to
explore classic, metaphysical questions
from East and West against the
backdrop of African life and history.
Charles Lindbergh
VHS
14 min
1988
V 818 in storage
Recounts the history of flight and
presents a brief biography of Charles
Lindbergh. (b&w)
65
DVD
DVD 3471
131 min
1973
Charlie and the Chocolate
Factory
DVD
115 min
2005
DVD 3151
A young boy wins a tour through the
most magnificent chocolate factory in
the world, led by the world’s most
unusual candy maker. Starring Johnny
Depp
Charlie Chaplin’s Keystone
Comedies #1
VHS
67 min
1983
V 797 in storage
Six one reel comedies from Chaplin’s
first year of movie-making: "Making a
Living (A Busted Johnny)" (with Minta
Durfee); "Kid’s Auto Race"; "A Busy
Day" (with Mabel Normand); "Mabel’s
Married Life" (with Mabel Normand);
"Laffing Gas"; and "The New Janitor"
with Mabel Normand. (b&w)
Charlie Chaplin’s Keystone
Comedies #2
VHS
60 min
1986
V 798 in storage
Three short comedies made during
Chaplin’s first year in the movies: "His
Trysting Place" (with Mabel Normand
and Mack Swan); "Getting Acquainted"
(with Normand and Swan); "The Fatal
Mallet" (with Normand, Swan and Mack
Sennet). (b&w)
Charlie Chaplin’s Keystone
Comedies #3
The Chase
VHS
59 min
1986
V 799 in storage
Three Chaplin shorts: "Caught in a
Cabaret" (with Mabel Normand and
Chester Conklin); "The Masquereder"
(with Fatty Arbuckle and Minta Durfee);
"Between Showers" (with Conklin and
Ford Sterling). (b&w)
Charlie Chaplin’s Keystone
Comedies #4
VHS
54 min
1987
V 800 in storage
Four one reelers from Chaplin’s first
year in the movies: "In the Park" with
Alice Davenport; "His Million Dollar
Job" with Fatty Arbuckle; "Mabel’s Busy
Day", with Mabel Normand; "The Face
on the Bar-room Floor" with Chester
Conklin. (b&w)
Charlie Rose: April 26, 2006
DVD
57 min
2006
DV 1409
Guest host Judy Woodruff talks politics
with Mike Allen of Time Magazine,
Nigerian playwright and Nobel Prize
winner Wole Soyinka talks with guest
host David Remnick of The New
Yorker, and guest host Walt Mossberg
of The Wall Street Journal talks with
Jeremy Allaire, CEO of Brightcove.
Charlie Wilson’s War
DVD
102 min
2007
DVD 2719
In this pointed political comedy, adapted
from George Crile’s 2003 book Charlie
Wilson’s War: The Extraordinary Story
of the Largest Covert Operation in
History, Tom Hanks plays real-life Texas
Representative Charlie Wilson, a man
best remembered for garnering covert
support for the Afghan rebels during the
Soviet war in Afghanistan. Costarring
Amy Adams, Julia Roberts, and Philip
Seymour Hoffman, who earned an
Oscar nod for his supporting role.
Charlotte’s Web
DVD
DVD 2401
96 min
2006
DVD
133 min
1966
DVD 2720
Arthur Penn assembled an all-star cast
for this pre-Bonnie and Clyde potboiler,
set under a relentless Texas sun.
Marlon Brando plays Sherriff Calder, a
straight-shooting lawman who’s under
pressure to capture escaped convict
Bubber Reeves (Robert Redford)
before an oil barron, enraged over
Reeves” affair with his daughter (Jane
Fonda), can find him. Adapted by Lillian
Hellman from a novel by Horton Foote.
Charulata
DVD
117 min
1964
DVD 3665
Satyajit Ray’s drama about a lonely
wife, based upon the novella Nastanirh
("The Broken Nest") by Rabindranath
Tagore. With Soumitra Chatterjee,
Madhabi Mukherjee and Sailen
Mukherjee. (b&w)
DVD
539 min
1982
DVD 1144
All 22 episodes from the debut season
of the NBC comedy about the crew of
eccentrics who frequent a Boston bar.
With Ted Danson, Nicholas Colasanto,
Rhea Perlman, George Wendt, and
John Ratzenberger. Shelley Long plays
the teaching assistant who finds herself
jilted, jobless, and suddenly the newest
waitress at Cheers.
Cheers: The Complete Second
Season
Chasing Ice
DVD
75 min
2012
DVD 4300
Documents photographer James
Balog’s efforts to alter environmental
destruction by gathering undeniable
evidence about climate change.
Developing the concept of The Extreme
Ice Survey, Balog and his team set
about deploying time-lapse cameras
across the Arctic to capture a multi-year
record of the world’s changing glaciers.
Chaucer & The Canterbury Tales
DVD
120 min
2009
DVD 4647
Documentary, featuring historian and
Monty Python alumn Terry Jones,
examines the life of Geoffrey Chaucer,
writer of the Canterbury Tales. The
program explores how Chaucer
witnessed the Black Plague wipe out a
third of Europe’s population when he
was just a boy, and theorizes he later
became a secret agent during the 100
Years War. Narrated by Peter Morgan
Jones.
Che
DVD
80 min
2008
DVD 2699
In this retelling of the life and death of
Ernesto ’Che” Guevara, Eduardo
Noriega (The Devil”s Backbone) plays
the revolutionary, alongside Sonia
Braga, Paula Garces, and Enrico Lo
Verso as Fidel Castro.
Charmed: The Complete First
Season
DVD
999 min
1998
DVD 1701
Contains all twenty-two episodes of the
supernatural drama about the three
enchanting Halliwell sisters.
Cheers: The Complete First
Season
The Cheat
VHS
129 min
1915
V 1210 in storage
Story of an impulsive, socially
ambitious woman who gambles away
Red Cross funds entrusted to her, and
makes a deal with an Asian merchant to
cover the loss and save her reputation.
With Fannie Ward and Sessue
Hayakawa. Story by Hector Turnbull.
Director of photography: Alvin Wyckoff.
Music compiled and directed by Robert
Israel. (On same tape: A Girl’s Folly,
comedy by Maurice Tourneur.) (b&w)
66
DVD
539 min
1983
DVD 1145
All 22 episodes from the second
season. Guest stars include Dick
Cavett, Christopher Lloyd, and Harry
Anderson.
Cheers: The Complete Third
Season
DVD
619 min
1984
DVD 1146
New character Frasier Crane (Kelsey
Grammar) joins the crew at Cheers.
Also, the cast said good-by to actor
Nicholas "Coach" Colasanto, whose
death occurred shortly after the taping
of the episode "Cheerio, Cheers."
Cheers: The Complete Fourth
Season
DVD
644 min
1985
DVD 1147
Woodrow Tiberius "Woody" Boyd joins
the Cheers cast as a new bartender,
and Dr. Lilith Sternin appears for the
first time. With Woody Harrelson and
Bebe Neurith.
The Chester Purification and
Doctors
VHS
20 min
1994
V 1136 in storage
Two plays from the Chester Mystery
Cycle, The Purification and The
Doctors, as they were originally
performed by the Trade Guilds of
Chester on pageant wagons in the
sixteenth century.
Cheyenne Autumn
DVD
156 min
1964
DVD 1171
John Ford’s last Western. Saga about
the Cheyenne nation’s struggle to
return to their Yellowstone homeland.
With Richard Widmark, Carroll Baker,
Karl Malden, Sal Mineo, and Dolores
Del Rio. Special features include
vintage featurette Cheyenne Autumn.
Cheyenne: The Complete First
Season
DVD
630 min
1955
DVD 3913
First season of Western TV series
broadcast on ABC in 1955. The show
was the first hour-long western, and in
fact the first hour-long dramatic series
of any kind, with continuing characters,
to last more than one season. With
Clint Walker. (b&w)
Cheyenne: The Iron Trail
VHS
49 min
1956
V 1903 in storage
Clint Walker in episode from classic TV
western, first aired Jan.1, 1957. With
Dennis Hopper. (b&w)
Chicago
DVD
113 min
2002
DVD 439, DVD 2190
This adaptation of the hit Broadway
musical was nominated for 13 Academy
Awards and won a Best Picture Oscar
and a Best Supporting Actress Oscar
for star Catherine Zeta-Jones. The tale
of two jailed murderesses competing
for headlines and attention in 1920’s
Chicago is replete with glitz, glamour,
fine musical numbers and great
performances by Zeta-Jones, Renee
Zellweger, Richard Gere, Queen
Latifah, and John C. Reilly.
Chicago 10
DVD
90 min
2007
DVD 2029
Filmmaker Brett Morgen employs stock
footage and Rotoscope computer
animation to recreate the riots
surrounding the 1968 Democratic
National Convention and, more
importantly, the subsequent trial, in
which a handful of anti-war protesters
were tried for conspiring to incite the
whole shebang. Featuring the voices of
Hank Azaria, Nick Nolte, Mark Ruffalo
and Liev Schrieber, and the music of
Rage Against the Machine, the Beastie
Boys and Eminem. Winner of the Silver
Hugo for Best Documentary at the
Chicago International Film Festival.
Chicano Rock!
DVD
60 min
2008
DVD 2818
A PBS television special that tells the
story of generations of MexicanAmericans who proudly expressed their
identity through music. Narrated by
Edward James Olmos, "Chicano Rock"
is filled with first person story-telling,
rare film and photos, and music from
artists ranging from Lalo Guerrero, the
father of Chicano music, to Los Lobos.
A Child is Waiting
Childhood Depression
DVD
102 min
1962
DVD 4586
Burt Lancaster plays the firector of a
state institution for mentally and
emotionally challenged children, and
Judy Garland plays a new teacher who
challenges his methods in this drama
written by Abby Mann, based on his
1957 Westinghouse Studio One
teleplay of the same name. Directed by
John Cassavetes. (b&w)
VHS
19 min
1987
V 408 in storage
Profiles a three-year-old boy and his
parents, all of whom have depressive
disorders, and shows how the son is
affected by his parents’ depression.
Included is a visit with Dr. Donald
McKew, who explains how genetic
disorders and chemical imbalances
can lead to mood disorders.
Childhood, Program 1: Great
Expectations
VHS
57 min
1991
V989C
Explores the period between six
months and three years. Shows that
babies are not powerless but are active
participants in a world they affect and
change almost from birth.
VHS
57 min
1991
Program 1 (V989A) (in storage)
Explores the influence and importance
of both nature and nurture in the
development of children. Witnesses
births is Russia, the United States, and
Brazil to show how different societies
approach this experience.
Childhood, Program 2: Louder
Than Words
VHS
60 min
1991
(V989B) in storage
Research shows that the roots of
personality are present at birth.
Jerome Kagan shows why shyness
and sociability have a distinct biological
component. Explores how parents’
expectations and actions come to
shape a child’s behavior and character.
Childhood, Program 4: In the
Land of the Giants
VHS
57 min
1991
V989D (in storage)
Features three-to-five year olds
learning the social and psycho logical
intricacies of family life. Shows how
families teach children how to view and
cope with the wider world, using
various models of behavior and codes
of discipline to mold children in their
culture’s accepted social image.
Childhood, Program 3: Love’s
Labors
Children in Debt
VHS
29 min
1987
V 637 (in storage)
Examines the issue of Latin America’s
foreign debt, focusing on the ways it
affects children - including
malnourishment, lack of medical care,
abandoned babies, and child
prostitution. Filmed in Argentina,
Bolivia, Columbia, and Peru.
Children of a Lesser God
DVD
118 min
1986
DVD 2369
William Hurt, Marlee Matlin, Piper
Laurie and Philip Bosco star in this
much-honored film, the screen version
of a successful Broadway play, with
Hurt as the special education teacher
who falls in love with a headstrong deaf
woman. Matlin won the Best Actress
Academy Award for her performance.
Children of a Lesser God
VHS
110 min
1987
V 469 (in storage)
Film version of Mark Medoff’s play, with
John Hurt as the special education
teacher who falls in love with one of his
students.
Children of Heaven
Childhood, Program 5: Life’s
Lessons
VHS
57 min
1991
V989E (in storage)
Looks at the "5-7 shift", a stage of
development demonstrated by new
abilities and behaviors, as children
enter the wider arenas of school and
work. Sequences show the first day of
school in several countries.
Childhood, Program 6: Among
Equals
VHS
57 min
1991
V989F (in storage)
Explores the importance of peer
relationships to development. Looks at
the roles of youth groups and team
sports.
67
DVD
88 min
1997
dvd 1298
A simple and touching tale from Iran
about the feelings and insecurities of
childhood. When a young boy loses his
sister’s only pair of shoes, they hatch a
plan to share his shoes and keep his
negligence a secret from their parents.
In Farsi with English subtitles.
Children of Men
DVD
109 min
2006
DVD 4317
Science fiction thriller film directed and
co-written by Alfonso Cuarón, based on
P. D. James’s 1992 novel of the same
name. The film takes place in 2027,
where two decades of human infertility
have left society on the brink of
collapse. With Clive Owen, Julianne
Moore,Chiwetel Ejiofor, and Michael
Caine.
The Children of Theatre Street
VHS
92 min
1978
V 871 in storage
Describes life at the Vaganova
Choreographic Institute in Leningrad,
formerly the Imperial Ballet School of
Russia, which has spawned dancers
like Pavlova, Nijinsky, Baryshnikov, and
Balanchine. Narrated by Princess
Grace of Monaco.
The Children’s Hour
DVD
108 min
1961
DVD 2054
Film adaptation of Lillian Hellman’s play
about the headmistresses of an
exclusive school for girls, who are
accused of lesbianism by a student.
With Shirley MacLaine, Audrey
Hepburn and James Garner. (b&w)
Child’s Play
VHS
24 min
1989
V 984 (in storage)
Play’s crucial role in the development of
young children is examined along with
current psychological theories. Viewers
are given an opportunity to observe
preschool children at play. The theories
of Jean Piaget and George Herbert
Mead are examined by current
researchers in the field of child
development.
Chile, The Obstinate Memory
VHS
58 min
1997
V 2200 in storage
Filmmaker Patricio Guzman returns to
Chile for the first time since the military
coup of September 11, 1973, when
Salvador Allende’s government was
overthrown by the forces of General
Pinochet. He shows his
documentary"The Battle of Chile", a
chronicle of that country’s peaceful
revolution, to old friends, who lived
through that time, and to students, who
have heard only the official version of
the events.
Chilly Scenes of Winter
VHS
96 min
1986
V 655 (in storage)
John Heard plays an obsessed lover in
this adaptation of Ann Beattie’s novel.
With Mary Beth Hurt and Gloria
Grahame.
Chimes at Midnight (Criterion
Collection)
DVD
116 min
1966
DVD 4854
Criterion Collection 2-disc edition of the
Spanish-Swiss film directed by and
starring Orson Welles. The film’s plot
centers on William Shakespeare’s
recurring character Sir John Falstaff
and the father-son relationship he has
with Prince Hal, who must choose
between loyalty to his father, King
Henry IV, or Falstaff. Extras include
new high-def digital restoration, and
new interviews with actor Keith Baxter,
Beatrice Welles, and Simon Callow. In
addition to Orson Welles as Falstaff,
the cast includes Keith Baxter,Margaret
Rutherford,John Gielgud,Jeanne
Moreau, and Fernando Rey, and
narration by Ralph Richardson. (b&w)
Chimes at Midnight (Nostalgia
Family edition)
DVD
115 min
1965
DVD 2718
The final masterpiece from Orson
Welles, based on his 1938 Theater
Guild Production, for which Welles
assembled the Falstaff parts from
Shakespeare’s history plays and
thematically linked them with
Holinshed”s Chronicles to explore the
full arc of Falstaff”s relationship with
Prince Hal–moving from grand
affection to bitter disillusionment.
Featuring the extraordinary montage
sequence at the Battle of Shrewsbury.
With Welles, John Gielgud and Ralph
Richardson supplying Holinshed”s
narration. (b&w)
China Blue
DVD
88 min
2005
DVD 1588
This documentary follows the life of
Jasmine, a young worker in a Chinese
jeans factory. The film discusses both
alleged sweatshop conditions in
factories in China and the growing
importance of China as an exporting
country on a global scale.
China Gate
VHS
95 min
1957
V1336 in storage
Gene Barry plays an American
mercenary explosives expert, hired to
lead a French Foreign Legion patrol
into Viet Minh territory. Angie Dickinson
plays a Eurasian woman, previously
married to the mercenary, who is
bribed to serve as their guide through
the jungle. With Nat King Cole. (b&w)
China Seas
Chinatown
VHS
131 min
1974
DVD 2079
Jack Nicholson and Faye Dunaway star
in Roman Polanski’s story of a routine
private investigation that mushrooms
into a major political and social
scandal. (VHS copy in storage)
Chinese Box
DVD
99 min
1998
DVD 718
Wayne Wang’s romantic drama set
against the backdrop of Hong Kong’s
return to Chinese rule. With Jeremy
Irons, Gong Li, and Maggie Cheung.
Special features include Wang’s "Life is
Cheap . . . But Toilet Paper is
Expensive," and "Home Movies."
Chinese Opera
VHS
25 min
1992
V 1685 in storage
Demonstrates many techniques and
conventions of traditional Chinese
opera.
Chinua Achebe: Africa’s Voice
VHS
61 min
V 1921 in storage
Profile of African writer Chinua Achebe,
including discussion of his novel
"Things Fall Apart."
Chisholm ’72: Unbought &
Unbossed
DVD
77 min
2004
dv1436
African-American Congresswoman
Shirley Chisholm made an inspiring run
for the Democratic Party’s presidential
nomination in 1972, working outside
the narrow lines of the party’s political
establishment to draw people of color,
feminists, and young voters into her
camp. This fiery documentary charts
Chisholm’s fight from the
announcement of her candidacy in
January to the convention in July.
DVD
87 min
1935
DVD 4560
MGM epic sea adventure starring Clark
Gable, Jean Harlow, and Wallace
Beery. DVD special features include
musical short "A Girls Best Years", and
"Vintage Fitzpatrick TravelTalk short
film : Cherry blossom time in Japan".
(b&w)
Chocolat
The China Syndrome
Choose Me
DVD
122 min
1979
DVD 4296
American thriller about a television
reporter and her cameraman who
discover safety coverups at a nuclear
power plant, starring Jane Fonda, Jack
Lemmon and Michael Douglas. "A
terrific thriller that incidentally raises
the most unsettling questions about
how safe nuclear power plants really
are", Roger Ebert.
DVD
DVD 3240
68
VHS
105 min
1990
V 1024 in storage
A Westerner’s memoir of life in colonial
Africa, seen through the eyes of a
French official’s young daughter. A
grounded airplane brings a group of
outsiders who upset the relationships
between the girl, her family, and their
house servant, Protee.
106 min
1984
Chop Shop
DVD
84 min
2007
DVD 1930
Alejandro, a tough and ambitious
Latino street orphan on the verge of
adolescence, lives and works in an
auto-body repair shop in a sprawling
junkyard on the outskirts of Queens,
New York.
Chris Burden
Chronicle of a Summer
Chushingura
VHS
28 min
1989
V 3081
Video portrait of performance artist/
sculptor Chris Burden.
DVD
90 min
1961
DVD 3755
Landmark collaboration between
ethnographic filmmaker Jean Rouch
(Les Maitres Fous) and sociologist
Edgar Morin, this documentary begins
with a series of man-on-the-street
interviews in which subjects are asked
whether or not they are happy. The film
captures the spontaneous thoughts
and reactions of an African university
student, a holocaust survivor, and other
individuals. Criterion edition DVD
includes "Un ete + 50", a 75 minute
documentary featuring outtakes from
the film. (b&w)
DVD
207 min
1962
DVD 3044
A young lord attempts to combat the
official corruption endemic to the
Shogunate, only to be placed in an
impossible conflict of duties. Based on
the story of The Loyal 47 Retainers.
Chris Rock: Never Scared
DVD
91 min
2004
DVD 2363
Chris Rock’s fourth HBO Special, in
which he takes on government
inaction, magician David Blaine, and
other targets.
Christ Stopped at Eboli
DVD
145 min
1979
DVD 3945
Francesco Rosi’s adaptation of the
novel by Carlo Levi, with Gian Maria
Volante as Levi, one of many
intellectuals exiled by the Fascist
government during World War II.
A Christmas Story
DVD
93 min
1983
DVD 116
In 1940’s Indiana, 9 year old Ralphie
dreams of getting what he really wants
for Christmas: a genuine Red Ryder
200-shot Carbine Action Air Rifle.
Based on Jean Shepherd’s novel
Christopher Marlowe: Doctor
Faustus
DVD
147 min
2011
DVD 4177
Shakespeare Globe’s production of
Marlowe’s Doctor Faustus, directed by
Matthew Dunster, and starring Paul
Hilton and Arthur Darvill.
Christopher Strong
VHS
78 min
1933
v2421 in storage
In one of her earliest film roles,
Katherine Hepburn plays a
independant aviatrix, Lady Cynthia
Darrington, who has an affair with
Parliament member and faithful family
man Christopher Strong. As Sir
Christopher risks losing the love of his
wife and daughther, Lady Cynthia
makes a drastic decision to save the
career of the man she loves. (b&w)
Chronicle of a Summer
VHS
85 min
1961
V 1972 (in storage)
A landmark collaboration between
ethnographic filmmaker Jean Rouch
(Les Maitres Fous) and sociologist
Edgar Morin, this documentary begins
with a series of man-on-the-street
interviews in which subjects are asked
whether or not they are happy. The film
captures the spontaneous thoughts
and reactions of a black university
student, a holocaust survivor, and other
individuals, before Rouch and Morin
appear on-camera for an autocritique.
(b&w)
Chuck Close
VHS
57 min
1998
V 3084 in storage
Traces the evolution of painter Chuck
Close’s work within the context of a life
marked by physical challenge.
Chungking Express
DVD
102 min
1994
DVD 3811
Wong Kar-wei’s drama about two
lovesick Hong Kong policemen film
stars Tankeshi Kaneshiro, Faye Wong,
and Tony Leung. In Cantonese and
Mandarin. DVD extras include a 1966
episode of the British TV series
"Moving Pictures" featuring interviews
with Wong and cinematographer
Christopher Doyle.
Christo’s Valley Curtain
VHS
28 min
1974
V 1044
Documents the realization of artist
Christo’s vision of a huge orange
curtain hanging between two Colorado
mountains.
Chronicle: Comedy Tonight
VHS
30 min
1997
V 1400 in storage
Originally broadcast as an episode of
the television program Chronicle on
WCVB-TV Boston. Program surveys
the business of stand-up comedy in
Boston. Features two Emerson
College students and a Boston Center
for Adult Education class. With Mary
Richardson, Peter Mehegan, Liz
Bruner, and Mike Barnicle. Original
airdate: March 17, 1997.
Chungking Express
VHS
102 min
1996
V 1859 (in storage)
Wong Kar-Wai’s post-modern romantic
comedy about love affairs played out
against the backdrop of a Hong Kong
fast food place. With Brigitte Lin and
Tony Leung.
Churchill
VHS
40 min
V 3095 (in storage)
Granada Television documentary on
Winston Churchill’s leadership of
Britain during World War II. Includes
excerpts from some of Churchill’s
speeches, footage of the destruction of
London, the Battle of Britain, and
Churchill’s funeral. (b&w)
69
Cimarron
VHS
123 min
1931
V 2215 in storage
Oscar-winning adaptation of Edna
Ferber’s novel tracing 40 years in the
settlement and development of the
Oklahoma Territory, beginning with the
1889 Land Rush. With Richard Dix,
Irene Dunne, and Estelle Taylor.
Directed by Wesley Ruggles. (b&w)
Cimarron
DVD
147 min
1931
DVD 2841
The first Western to win an Oscar for
Best Picture stars Richard Dix and
Irene Dunne. Based on the popular
novel by Edna Ferber, it chronicles the
life of a homesteading family from the
Oklahoma Land Rush until 1915.
Cimarroneando con G.H.
DVD
31 min
2011
DVD 4023
Interview of poet Georgina Herrera with
Juanamarı́a Cordones-Cook, where
the poet discusses memories, gender
issues, racial relations, and racism in
socialist Cuba. Film includes images of
the poet in different moments of her
life, with art work and African masks
from the University of Missouri,
Museum of Art and Archaeology and
Museum of Anthropology. The music
was composed and played for this
documentary by Professor Anthony
Glise.
Cindy Sherman:
Transformations
VHS
28 min
2002
V 2334 (in storage)
Photographer Ciney Sherman creates
innovative work exploring women’s
roles in society, by photographing
herself in different "impersonations":
housewife, seductress, monster, victim,
etc. This video covers Sherman’s 1981
and 2000 shows at Metro Pictures, and
includes an interview with Sherman,
and interviews with her dealer, Helene
Winer, and art critic Peter Schjedlahl.
Cine A Contracorriente
DVD
166 min
2010
DVD 4219
Collection of experimental Latin
American short films, from the 1930’s to
present day: Trauma (Dream) / Horacio
Coppola, Walter Auerbach (1933,
Argentine/Alemania, 2:18 min.) Esta
pared no es medianera (This wall is not
a party wall) Fernando de Szyszlo
(1952, Peru, 9:31 min.) La ciudad en la
playa (The city on the beach) Ferruccio
Musitelli (1961, Uruguay, 11:52 min.)
Revolucio (Revolution) Jorge Sanjine
(1963, Bolivia, 9:10 min.) Now!
Santiago Alvarez (1965, Cuba, 5:27
min.) Fome(Hunger) Carlos Vergara
(1972, Brasil, 5:07 min.) Ofrenda
(Offering) Claudio Caldini (1978,
Argentina, 4:18 min.) Agarrando
pueblo (Los vampiros de la miseria)
(Seizing people : vampires of poverty)
Luis Ospina, Carlos Mayolo (1978,
Colombia, 28:33 min.) Ama Zona
Narcisa Hirsch (1979-1986, Argentina,
10:37 min.) Chapucerias (Shoddy
work) Enrique Colina (1987, Cuba,
10:46 min.) Ilha das Flores (Isle of
Flowers) Jorge Furtado (1989, Brasil,
13:13 min.) Corazon sangrante
"Bleeding heart" Ximena Cuevas
(1993, Mexico, 4:18 min.) Hamaca
paraguaya (Paraguayan hammock) Paz
Encina (2000, Paraguay, 8:17 min.)
Camal = Slaughterhouse Miguel Alvear
(2001, Ecuador, 15:50 min.) Juquilita
Elena Pardo (2004, Mexico, 2:22 min.)
Gallery dogs / Diego Lama (2005, Peru
2:19 min.) Documental (Documentary)
Alexander Apostol (2005, Venezuela,
2:13 min.) Opus / Jose Angel Toirac
(2005, Cuba, 4:49 min.) Ojo de pez
(Fish eye) Gabriel Enrique Vargas
(2008, Colombia, 15:16 min.).
Cinema of Transgression
VHS
110 min
V 1711
Examples of low budget films featuring
lots of violence, blood, and bodily
functions. Includes Nick Zedd’s Bogus
Man and Go to Hell, Lung Leg’s Worm
Movie, and others.
Cinema Paradiso
DVD
174 min
1990
DVD 2717
A salute to the magic of the movies; the
story of the friendship between a young
boy in a small Italian village, and the
projectionist at the town’s cinema. Also
includes "Cinema Paradiso: The New
Version," which contains 51 minutes of
never before seen footage.
Cinema Verite: Defining the
Moment
VHS
102 min
1999
V 3448
Documentary about the cinema verite
revolution of the late 50’s and 60’s,
featuring excerpts from verite classics
like"Lonely Boy","Primary," and "Jane",
and interviews with filmmakers
including Jean Rouch, Richard
Leacock, and others who wanted to
record reality as they saw it. Directed
by Peter Wintonick. (b&w)
Cinema16: American Short
Films
DVD
209 min
2006
DVD 3753
Collection of American short films:
"Lunch Date" (Adam Davidson), "Five
Feet High and Rising" (Peter Sollett),
"Freiheit" (George Lucas), "Daybreak
Express" (D.A. Pennebaker), "Vincent"
(Tim Burton), "Terminal Bar" (Stefan
Nadelman), "Terry Tate Office
Linebacker" (Rawson Marshall
Thurber), "Necrology" (Standish
Lawder), "The Discipline of D.E." (Gus
Van Sant), "The Wraith of Cobble Hill"
(Adam Parrish King), "George Lucas in
Love" (Joe Nussbaum), "Meshes of the
Afternoon" (Maya Deren), "Carmen"
(Alexander Payne), "Feelings" (Todd
Solondz), "Paperboys" (Mike Mills), and
"Screen Test: Helmut" (Andy Warhol).
Cinema16: European Short
Films
DVD
218 min
2006
DVD 1664, DVD 3545
A collection of European short films
highlighting the work of such directors
as Christopher Nolan and Jan
Svankmajer.
Cinema16: World Short Films
DVD
303 min
DVD 3760
2 disc collection of 16 short films by
international filmmakers.
Contents:Disc 01. Wasp (c2003, 24
min., col., in English) / Filmfour and UK
Film Council present ; a Cowboy Films
production ; director of photography,
Robbie Ryan ; editor, Nicolas
Chaudeurge ; producer, Natasha
Marsh ; writer & director, Angela Arnold
Simpan = Judgement (1999, 26 min.,
col., in Korean) / production, Cine City,
Studio Box! ; written, directed and
produced by Park Chanwook ; director
of photography, Park Hyunchui ; film
editor, Kim Sangbum ; music
composed by Choi Hyuck Sikumi = On
the ice (c2007, 15 min., col., in Inupiat)
/ Kiuguya Productions presents ;
written & directed by Andrew Okpeaha
MacLean ; produced by Cara Marcous
; director of photography, Cary
Fukunaga ; score, Andres Martinez
Doña Lupe (1984, 33 min., col.,
in Spanish) / Necropia, Centro de Cine
y Critica de Occidente y Kinam
presentan ; editor, Luis Kelly ; director
de fotografia, Jose A. Ascencio ;
producida, escrita y dirigida por
Guillermo del Toro ; musica original,
Rodrigo A. Patiño, Jorge
Estrada La vieille dame et les pigeons
(c1996, 22 min., col., in English) /
Productions Pascal Blaus et Les
Armateurs avec Club d’investissement
Média présentent ; une
production de Productions Django Inc.,
Les Armateurs et Odec Kid Cartoons ;
producteurs, Bernard Lajoie, Didier
Brunner ; un film de Sylvain Chomet ;
scénario original, Sylvain
Chomet ; musique originale, Jean Corti
; montage image, Hélé
ne Girard, Chantal Colibert Panya
shugeki = Attack on the bakery (1982,
17 min., col., in Japanese) / [directed
by Naoto Yamakawa] Two cars, one
night (c2003, 12 min., b&w, in English)
/ Defender Films Limited with Blueskin
Films Ltd. [present] ; written and
directed by Taika Waititi ; producers,
Ainsley Gardiner, Catherine Fitzgerald ;
director of photography, Adam Clark ;
editor, Owen Ferrier Kerr ; composer,
Craig Sengelow Sonata dlya Gitlera =
Die Sonate fúr Hitler (1989, 10
min., col., silent with musical
70
accompaniment) / [directed by
Alexander Sokurov]. Disc 02. My Dad
is 100 years old (c2005, 17 min., b&w,
in English) / The Documentary Channel
presents ; written by Isabella Rossellini
; directed by Guy Maddin ; produced by
Jody Shapiro ; editor, John Gurdebeke
; director of photography, Len Peterson
; score composed, conducted and
orchestrated by Christopher Dedrick ;
musicians, The Gryphon Trio ;
produced in association with Sundance
Channel Staplerfahrer Klaus : Der
erste Arbeitstag = Forklift driver Klaus
(2000, 9 min., col., in German) / ein
Produktion der Arbeitsgemeinschaft
Flurförderzeuge ; Regie und
Drehbuch, Jürg Wagner, Stefan
Prehn ; Kamera, Matthias Lehmann ;
Schnitt, Andrea Stabenow ; Produktion,
Trigon Film, Michael Sombetzki Uncle
(1996, 6 min., tinted b&w, in English) /
written, directed, animated,
constructed and edited by Adam
Benjamin Elliot ; narrator, William
McInnes Cuarteto para el fin del tiempo
= Quartet for the end of time (1983, 18
min., b&w, in Spanish) / CUEC, UNAM
presentan ; edicion, Ariel Velá
zquez, Alfonso Cuarón Orozco ;
música, Olivier Messian ;
fotografia, Ariel Velázquez ;
guión y dirección,
Alfonso Cuarón Orozco
Madame Tutli-Putli (c2007, 17 min.,
col., in English) / The National Film
Board of Canada presents ; story and
direction, Chris Lavis & Maciek
Szczerbowski of Clyde Henry
Productions ; producer, Marcy Page ; a
production of The National Film Board
of Canada A girl’s own story (c1983, 25
min., b&w, in English) / written and
directed by Jane Campion ;
photography, Sally Bongers ; editor,
Chris Lancaster ; production, Patricia
L’Huede ; song composer, Alex Proyas
Borom Sarret (1963, 18 min., b&w, in
French) / un film de Sembene
Ousmane ; images de Christian
Lacoste ; montage, André
Gaudier Soft (c2006, 14 min., col., in
English) / UK Film Council & Film4
present ; director of photography, Chris
Ross ; editor, Simon Ellis ; original
music, Tom Bailey ; producer, Jane
Hooks ; written and directed by Simon
Ellis ; a Bub production in association
with Perfume Films.
The Cinematic Orchestra: Man
with a Movie Camera
DVD
106 min
1929
DVD 3865
Dziga Vertov’s silent documentary, with
soundtrack by The Cinematic
Orchestra, who were commissioned to
record the score to play as the opening
event in Porto, Portugal’s year as
European Capital of Culture in 2001.
Includes "making of" documentary and
some recordings of live performances
and music videos. (b&w)
Cinematographer Style
Citizen Kane
City Lights
DVD
86 min
2006
DVD 4321
Documentary by Jon Fauer, ASC,
about the art of cinematography, in
which he interviews 110 leading
cinematographers from around the
world,including Vittorio Storaro, Roger
Deakins, and Gordon Willis.
DVD
119 min
1941
DVD 227, DVD628, DVD 3241, DVD
Director/co-writer/star Orson Welles’
landmark debut film, the chronicle of
fictitious newspaper tycoon Charles
Foster Kane’s life, and the mystery of
his last word. With Mercury Players
Dorothy Comingore, Joseph Cotten,
and Everett Sloane. Disc Two contains
the documentary Battle Over Citizen
Kane. (b&w)
DVD
86 min
1931
DVD 863
Chaplin’s Little Tramp falls in love with
a beautiful, blind flower girl, and tries to
raise money for an operation to restore
her sight. The quest takes him through
jobs as a sweeper and a boxer, and
nights on the town with a drunken
millionaire. Silent, except for Chaplin’s
score and sound effects. Special
features include outtakes, Georgia
Hale screen test, rehearsals, a visit to
the set from Winston Churchill, and the
1915 short, "The Champion." (b&w)
Cineradiographic Examination
of the Velopharyngeal
Mechanism
VHS
20 min
V 1399 in storage
Produced at the University of Iowa.
The Circle
DVD
91 min
2000
DVD 2996, DVD 3661
Iranian independent filmmaker Jafar
Panahi’s drama about the lives of
women in Iran won the Golden Lion at
the Venice Film Festival in 2000, but is
banned in Iran. The film is constructed
around a sequence of short
interconnecting stories that illustrate
the everyday challenges faced by
Iranian. All the actors are amateurs,
except Fereshteh Sadr Orafai who
plays Pari, an escaped prisoner, and
Fatemeh Naghavi, who plays a mother
abandoning her daughter. In Farsi with
English subtitles.
The Circle
DVD
110 min
2016
DVD 4861
Techno-thriller directed by James
Ponsoldt and written by Ponsoldt and
Dave Eggers, based on Eggers’ 2013
novel of the same name. The film stars
Emma Watson, Tom Hanks, John
Boyega, Karen Gillan, Ellar Coltrane,
Patton Oswalt, Glenne Headly and Bill
Paxton.
The Circus
DVD
69 min
1928
DVD 4263
Silent feature written and directed by
Charlie Chaplin, starring Chaplin as the
Little Tramp, hired by an impoverished
circus as a clown. With Al Ernest
Garcia, Merna Kennedy, Harry Crocker,
George Davis and Henry Bergman.
Reissued in 1970 with added Chaplin
score. Second special features disc
includes documentary "Chaplin Today:
the Circus", Francois Ede, deleted
sequences, outtakes, and excerpts
from "Circus Day" with Jackie Coogan.
(b&w)
The Circus ; a Day’s Pleasure
VHS
90 min
1989
V 796 in storage
Two Chaplin films. In The Circus, The
Little Tramp,fleeing the police, takes
refuge in a circus, becomes a clown by
accident, and falls for an equestrienne.
In A Day’s Pleasure, a man and his
family set out for a pleasurable outing
but encounter only mishaps in their
unpredictable Model-T Ford and on a
sea-sickening boat ride. (b&w)
Citizenfour
DVD
113 min
2014
DVD 4370
Director Laura Poitras and journalist
Glenn Greenwald’s behind-the-scenes
chronicle of their encounters with
Edward Snowden in a hotel room in
Hong Kong, as he hands over
classified documents that provide
evidence of mass indiscriminate and
illegal invasions of privacy by the the
National Security Agency.
The City
DVD
43 min
1939
DVD 2550
Made by Ralph Steiner and Willard Van
Dyke for the 1939 World’s Fair ("The
World of Tomorrow"), and scripted by
city planner Lewis Mumford, The City
contrasts living conditions and
possibilities in a grim milltown and
frantic city with the possibilities of a
better life in a planned "new town",
Greenbelt, Maryland. The film is Aaron
Copland’s first film score, and this DVD
features a newly restored soundtrack.
Extras include The City with the
original monaural soundtrack, narrated
by Morris Carnovsky, and a short film
made for the Greenbelt Museum,
"Which Playground for Your child:
Greenbelt or Gutter?",(2000) featuring
interviews with some Greenbelt
residents who appeared as children in
The City. (b&w)
The City
VHS
88 min
1999
V 3197 (in storage)
Four stories about the struggles of
Latin American immigrants living in
New York City. (b&w)
City After Dark
VHS
150 min
1980
V 3380 (in storage)
Filipino Gawad Urian Award winning
drama directed by Ishmael Bernal and
starred Gina Alajar and Charito Solis.
Released at the height of the Marcos
regime, the film is a multi-narrative of
the darker aspects of life in Manila.
Also known as Manila By Night. In
Tagalog and English.
City Girl
DVD
DVD 3465
118 min
71
1929
City Lights: A Comedy
Romance in Pantomime
VHS
81 min
1978
V 94 in storage
Chaplin’s Little Tramp falls in love with
a blind girl, and is befriended by a
millionaire. (b&w)
City of Hope
VHS
130 min
1991
V 1752 in storage
John Sayles drama about corruption
and racial discord in a decaying East
Coast city. With Vincent Spano, Tony
LoBianco, and Joe Morton.
The City/The Power and the
Land
VHS
80 min
V 2283 in storage
Two landmark documentaries. The City
(1939, 44 min), co-directed by Willard
Van Dyke and Ralph Steiner, is a
portrait of New York City, noted for its
montages and narrative vignettes, and
featuring commentary written by Lewis
Mumford and music by Aaron Copland.
The Power and the Land (1940, 39
min.) looks at rural electrification,
through the framework of a simple farm
family’s life. (b&w)
The Civil War: A Film by Ken
Burns
DVD
660 min
1990
9 episode documentary film created by
Ken Burns about the American Civil
War. First broadcast on PBS on five
consecutive nights from September 23
to September 27, 1990, it became the
most-watched program ever to air on
PBS. It was subsequently awarded
more than 40 major television and film
honors. This 6-disc collection includes
the remastered version of the film, and
includes extra interviews with Burns,
George Will, Stanley Crouch, and
Shelby Foote.
The Civil War, Episode 1: The
Cause–1861
VHS
99 min
1989
V 806A
Slavery and the causes of the war; the
sequence of events leading to the firing
on Fort Sumter; the period’s major
figures, including Frederick Douglass,
Jefferson Davis, and Abraham Lincoln;
the first Battle of Bull Run. (b&w)
The Civil War, Episode 2: A
Very Bloody Affair–1862
The Civil War, Episode 8: War is
All Hell–1865
VHS
69 min
1989
V 806B
Covers the development of war
technology and its effect throughout the
world. Discusses various battles and
the Union victories. Explores the life of
the soldier and the beginning of
conscription. (b&w)
VHS
69 min
1989
V 806H (in storage)
Covers Sherman’s march through
Georgia and South Carolina. Discusses
Lincoln’s position and attitudes.
Explores John Wilkes Booth and his
band of conspirators. Covers the
events that led to the end of the war and
the surrender of Lee to Grant. (b&w)
The Civil War, Episode 3:
Forever Free–1862
VHS
76 min
1989
V 806C
Discusses the events that led to
emancipation. Covers various battles
including the second battle at Bull Run
and Antietem. Explores the changes in
military leaders. (b&w)
The Civil War, Episode 4:
Simply Murder–1863
VHS
62 min
1989
V 806D in storage
Covers the Union defeat at
Fredericksburg and other hardships.
Discusses life in the camps. Explores
the reaction of the North to Lincoln’s
emancipation proclamation. Covers the
role of music in the camps. Discusses
further Union losses. (b&w)
The Civil War, Episode 5: The
Universe of Battle–1863
VHS
95 min
1989
V 806E in storage
Covers the march of the confederates
into Pennsylvania and the battle of
Gettysburg. Discusses the role of
women in the war. Explores the federal
draft and the establishment of the first
black troop. (b&w)
The Civil War, Episode 6: Valley
of the Shadow of Death-1864
VHS
70 min
1989
V 806F in storage
Covers biographical information of
Generals Grant and Lee. Explores the
Union’s plan of attack on the
confederacy in Atlanta and Richmond.
(b&w)
The Civil War, Episode 7: Most
Hallowed Ground–1864
VHS
72 min
1989
V 806G in storage
Discusses Lincoln’s need to be reelected and Union plans. Covers the
use of spies in the war. Explores the
events that led to the capture of
Atlanta. Discusses Lincoln’s re-election
and the establishment of Arlington
National Cemetery (b&w)
The Clash of the Gods
DVD
490 min
2009
DVD 3953
History Channel television series on
mythology, covering many of the
ancient Greek and Norse Gods,
monsters and heroes including Hades,
Hercules, Medusa, Minotaur, Odysseus
and Zeus.
Class Dismissed:How TV
Frames the Working Class
The Civil War, Episode 9: The
Better Angels of Our Nature–
1865
VHS
68 min
1989
V 806I
Covers the reaction across the nation
to Lee’s surrender. Explores the
assassination of President Lincoln and
the fate of those responsible.
Discusses the fate of Jefferson Davis
and a look at the effects of the war on
the country. (b&w)
Civilisation
VHS
1993
V 1118A-G in storage
Discusses the history of Western
culture from the end of the GraecoRoman world to the present day.
Examines the great works of sculpture,
painting, architecture, philosophy,
poetry, literature and music from each
century covered. V1118A: the Skin of
Our Teeth/The Great Thaw. V1118B:
Romance and Reality/Man–The
Measure of All Things. V1118C: The
Hero as Artist/Protest and
Communication. V1118D: Grandeur
and Obedience/the Light of Experience.
V1118E: The Pursuit of Happiness/The
Smile of Reason. V1118F: The
Worship of Nature/The Fallacies of
Hope. V1118G: Heroic Materialism.
Clarence Darrow
DVD
80 min
1974
DVD 3910
Taped performance of Henry Fonda’s
one-man stage show, in which he
portrays controversial attorney
Clarence Darrow. The stage show was
directed by John Houseman. This
program aired as "IBM Presents
Clarence Darrow" on September 4,
1974, on NBC.
Clash By Night
DVD
105 min
1952
DVD 2729
Fritz Lang’s Clash by Night stars
Barbara Stanwyck, Robert Ryan, and
rising star Marilyn Monroe in a
melodrama about a disastrous love
triangle, based on the play by Clifford
Odets. (b&w)
72
DVD
62 min
dvd1050
Based on Pepi Leistyna’s forthcoming
book, ’Class Dismissed’goes through
the narrow working class
representations from televisions
beginnings to today’s shows
Classe Tous Risques
DVD
108 min
1960
DVD 2730
French filmmaker Claude Sautet’s early
gangster film starring Lino Ventur as a
career criminal who has started a family
in Milan while in hiding from the French
police. He decides to return to Paris for
one last job, but when the heist goes
south, he must enlist a young crook
(Jean-Paul Belmondo) to help him
navigate the now-unfamiliar Parisian
underworld. "The French New Wave
descended more or less directly from
mainstream French crime films made in
the 1950s, and if there is a missing link
in that evolution, it might be this one"
(Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times).
Classic Documentaries: People
and Places
VHS
103 min
1936
V 1520
Four classic documentaries from the
1930’s: two key works by Joris Ivens,
Housing Problems (USA,1935, 15
min.) and New Earth (Holland,1934, 23
min.), and Basil Wright’s Night
Mail(Great Britain,1936, 15 min.) and
Song of Ceylon ( Great Britain,1934,
40 min.). (b&w)
Classic Foreign Shorts–Volume
2
VHS
V 2233 in storage
Collection of short films produced
1940–1960. Includes Truffaut’s "Les
Mistons" (1957); Orson Welles’
experimental "home movie", "Hearts of
Age" (1934), Godard’s "All the Boys
Are Named Patrick" (1959); Polanski’s
"The Fat and the Lean" (1961), and
"Two Men and a Wardrobe" and
Cavalcanti’s "Rien que les Heures"
(1926, presented with French
intertitles, and no English subtitles.),
and Antonioni’s "N.U." (b&w)
The Classic Sci-Fi Ultimate
Collection: Volumes 1 and 2
DVD
800 min
DVD 2731
Includes 10 films: Tarantula, Dr.
Cyclops, The Mole People, Cult of the
Cobra, The Incredible Shrinking Man,
The Land Unknown, The Monolith
Monsters, The Deadly Mantis, Monster
on the Campus, and The Leech
Woman.
Classic Silent Shorts: Un Chien
Andalou, Entr’acte, A Propos de
Nice, The Mystery of the
Leaping Fish
VHS
78 min
V 565
Le chien andalou (1929, 16 min.), a
classic surrealist film. Entr’acte (1924,
22 min.), a dada-surreal film produced
during the avantgarde film movement
of the 1920’s. A propos de Nice (1929,
25 min.) an early silent documentary.
The Mystery of the Leaping Fish (1916,
15 min.) stars Douglas Fairbanks as
the cocaine-using "scientific detective,"
Coke Enneyday, who catches a gang of
opium smugglers. (b&w)
Classical Indian Dance: Two
Bharatanatyam Dances
VHS
60 min
1998
V 2257 in storage
Presents two classical Indian dances in
the narrative Bharatanatyam style,
"Natyanjali" and "Krishna Keertanum".
Choreographed by the Dhananjayans
of Adyar, Madras, it shows each dance
in its entirety, followed by a close-up
version, focusing on facial expressions,
footwork, and hand gestures.
Performed by Swati and Jyoti Argade.
Clay: Or, the Origin of the
Species
16MM
8 min
1964
F 76
An art film in which three-dimensional
forms of modeling clay are used to
express a visual and amusing variation
on a theory of evolution, as suggested
by the simple life forms which emerge
from graphic motions of a clay sea.
(b&w)
Clear and Present Danger
DVD
141 min
1994
DVD 1788
Government agent Jack Ryan is
appointed Central Intelligence Agency
Acting Deputy Director and discovers
that he is being kept in the dark by
colleagues who are conducting a covert
war against drug lords in Colombia.
Cleopatra
DVD
248 min
1963
DVD 4774
Epic historical drama film about the
Queen of Egypt’s attempts to resist the
imperial ambitions of Rome. Based on
"The Life and Times of Cleopatra" by
C.M. Franzero. With Elizabeth Taylor,
Richard Burton, Rex Harrison, Roddy
McDowall, and Martin Landau.
Cleopatra Jones
VHS
89 min
1973
V 1603
Tamara Dobson plays the title
character, a CIA agent who uses
martial arts to wipe out drug dealers.
With Shelley Winters and Bernie Casey.
Closely Watched Trains: Ostre
sledované vlaky
VHS
92 min
1984
V 259 in storage
One of the best-loved films of the
Czech renaissance, director Jiri
Menzel’s comedy-drama is the story of
an apprentice trainmaster’s coming of
age during World War II. (b&w)
Cliffhanger
DVD
118 min
1993
DVD 1640
A mountain rescue climber is
convinced to aid the government in the
relocation of $100 million lost in the
Rocky Mountains.
Clifford
DVD
90 min
1994
DVD 4701
Martin Short stars as Clifford, a
maniacal ten-year-old who will do
anything to visit Dinosaur World theme
park. Charles Grodin is the uncle who
says he’ll take him, but reneges on his
promise. With Dabney Coleman and
Mary Steenburgen.
Clinton’s State of the Union
Address, 1995
VHS
124 min
1995
CEV 122
President Clinton addresses the 104th
Congress on the topics of health care,
educational opportunities, lowering
taxes, and increasing the minimum
wage. He outlines a new role for
government which he calls the "new
covenant."
A Clockwork Orange
DVD
137 min
1971
DVD 754
Stanley Kubrick’s vision of the future,
tracing a tap-dancing hoodlum’s
journey via state-sanctioned treatment
from violent punk to brainwashed good
citizen. Based on the novel by Anthony
Burgess. With Malcolm McDowell,
Patrick Magee, and Adrienne Corri.
A Clockwork Orange
VHS
137 min
1986
V 312 in storage
Malcolm McDowell plays Alex, a lover
of violence and classical music, who
becomes the subject of experimental,
state-sanctioned treatments to
eradicate antisocial behavior. Based
on the novel by Anthony Burgess.
Close-up
DVD
100 min
1990
DVD 145
Iranian director Abbas Kiarostami’s
multi-layered docudrama about a film
buff who impersonates a filmmaker he
admires. With acclaimed director
Moshen Makhmalbaf as himself.
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Closer
DVD
104 min
2005
DVD 942
Four lives intersect within the
framework of romantic and destructive
relationships in Mike Nichols’
adaptation of Patrick Marber’s play.
With Jude Law as an obituary writer,
Natalie Portman as an exotic dancer,
Clive Owen as a doctor, and Julia
Roberts as a photographer.
Cloud Atlas
DVD
172 min
2012
DVD 4268
Science fiction film with multiple
plotlines, set across 6 different eras,
written and directed by Lana
Wachowski, Tom Tykwer and Andy
Wachowski, adapted from the 2004
novel by David Mitchel. With Tom
Hanks, Halle Berry, and Jim Broadbent.
The Clouded Window
Umatic
55 min
1978
V 27 (VHS copy in storage)
Shows how televised versions of news
stories differ from country to country
depending on journalistic, national and
cultural biases.
Cloverfield
DVD
84 min
2008
DVD 1942
A normal evening in Manhattan
becomes a fight for survival when a
gigantic, horrific monster of unknown
origin begins decimating the city.
Surrounded by panic and fear, a young
man leads a small group of his friends
on a desperate trek across town to
rescue the woman he loves, their
daring journey documented on a handheld digital video camera that provides
a harrowing first-person perspective.
The Clowns: I Clowns
VHS
90 min
1980
V 247 in storage
Semi-autobiographical documentary in
three parts: Fellini’s childhood
fascination with circus clowns, some
interviews with living clowns, and a
clown funeral.
Coal Black and de Sebben
Dwarfs
16MM
5 min
1943
F 209
Animated by Rod Scribner. Music by
Carl Stalling.
Coal Country
Cold Comfort Farm
DVD
85 min
2009
DVD 4236
Documentary about modern coal
mining. The story is told by the people
directly involved, both working miners
and activists. Featuring interviews with
environmental activist Kathy Selvage,
coal mine company manager Randy
Maggard and others.
DVD
104 min
1995
DVD 844, DV4038
Based on the novel by Stella Gibbons.
A London society girl moves to her
relatives’ grungy farm, and tries to bring
order to their chaotic lives. With Kate
Beckinsale, Joanna Lumley, and Eileen
Atkins. Directed by John Schlesinger.
The Coca-Cola Kid
DVD
97 min
1985
DVD 1808
Eric Roberts stars as Becker, a hotshot
American marketing executive from the
Coca-Cola Company who visits
Australia to figure out why the tiny town
of Anderson Valley so strongly resists
all Coca-Cola products.
Cold Mountain
Cocktails and Appetizers
Colgate Comedy Hour
DVD
2001
DVD 161
Michelle Citron’s experimental narrative
about the love affair between a
photographer and a model.
DVD
154 min
2003
Inman, a wounded confederate soldier,
makes a perilous journey home to his
mountain community, hoping to reunite
with his sweetheart, Ada.
VHS
60 min
V 3165
Classic 1950’s TV comedy with Dean
Martin, Jerry Lewis, Margaret Dumont,
and Mike Mazurki. (b&w)
Code Unknown
DVD
113 min
2000
DVD 1946
Austrian filmmaker Michael Haneke’s
multi-layered look at personal and
racial conflicts in the new Europe
follows a variety of Paris residents
through a string of incidents–from a
subway encounter to a tussle with the
police–as their lives intersect.
The Codes of Gender
DVD
72 min
2009
DVD 3083
Communication scholar Sut Jhally
applies the late sociologist Erving
Goffman’s groundbreaking analysis of
advertising to the contemporary
commercial landscape in this
provocative film about gender as a
ritualized cultural performance.
Coffee and Cigarettes
DVD
95 min
2003
DVD 3961
Jim Jarmusch’s film composed of short
vignettes shot in black and white, that
build on one another to create a
cumulative effect, as the characters
discuss things such as caffeine
popsicles, Paris in the 1920s, and the
use of nicotine as an insecticide - all
the while sitting around drinking coffee
and smoking cigarettes. With Roberto
Benigni, Steven Wright, Steve
Buscemi, Tom Waits, Cate Blanchett,
Meg White, and many others. (b&w)
Coke on the Rocks?
DVD
29 min
2005
DVD 1506
Open University production about the
issues and challenges facing CocaCola, the world’s best-known brand, as
it tries to dominate the increasingly
fitness-oriented beverage market.
Collateral
DVD
122 min
2004
DVD 791
Tom Cruise and Jamie Foxx in Michael
Mann’s thriller. A hitman recruits an
unwilling cabbie to transport him over
the course of one fateful LA night.
Bonus features include Mann
rehearsing Cruise and Fox, and "City of
Night", a behind-the scenes featurette.
The Collected Shorts of Jan
Svankmajer
DVD
183 min
DVD 936
Collection of shorts by the influential
Czech animator, Jan Svankmajer,
whose work Milos Forman described
as "Disney plus Bunuel equals
Svankmajer." Includes "The Fall of the
House of Usher" (5 min, 1980), "A
Game with Stones" (9 min, 1965), "Et
Cetera" (7 min, 1968), "Punch and
Judy" (10 min, 1966), "The Flat" (13
min, 1968), "Picnic with Weissman" (13
min, 1969),"A Quiet Week in the
House" (19 min, 1969), "Dimensions of
Dialogue" (12 min, 1982), "Down to the
Cellar" (15 min, 1983), "The Pendulum,
the Pit, and Hope" (16 min, 1983),
"Meat Love" (1 min, 1988), "Flora" (20
seconds, 1989), "The Death of
Stalinism in Bohemia" (15 min, 1990),
and "Food" (17 min, 1992).
A Collection of 2006 Academy
Award Nominated Short Films
DVD
190 min
74
2006
A Collection of 2007 Academy
Award Nominated Short Films
DVD
190 min
2007
DVD 3236
A collection of short films nominated for
the 80th annual Academy Awards,
including the winning live action short,
The Mozart of Pickpockets (Philippe
Pollet-Villard, France), and the winning
animated short, Peter & The Wolf
(Suzie Templeton, Hugh Welchman,
U.K./Poland). Other films include "At
Night" (Christian E. Christiansen, Louis
Vesth, Denmark), "The Substitute",
(Andrea Jublin, Italy), "Tanghi Argentini"
(Guido Thys, Anja Daelmans,
Belgium), "The Tonto Woman" (Daniel
Barber, Matthew Brown, UK), "Even
Pigeons go to Heaven" (Samuel
Tourneux, Simon Vanesse, France),
and "Madam Tutli-Putli", Chris Lavis,
Maciek Szezerbowski, Canada.
A Collection of Academy Award
Nominated Short Films
DVD
162 min
2005
DVD1187
A collection of short films nominated for
the 78th Annual Academy Awards,
including the winning live action short
"Six Shooter" and the winning
animated short "The Moon and the
Son: An Imagined Conversation".
College
DVD
66 min
1927
DVD 911, DVD 1117
Buster Keaton goes to college and
becomes an All-American athlete,
trying to win the heart of a coed. Also
on this DVD: The Electric House (1922,
23 min.), Hard Luck (1921, 22 min), and
The Blacksmith (1922, 21 min.). (b&w)
College Swing/The Big
Broadcast of 1938
DVD
1938
DVD 595
Two musical comedies. College Swing
(Raoul Walsh, 1938, 86 min): Gracie
Allen, desperate to graduate from
college to claim a family inheritance,
hires Bob Hope as her tutor. With
George Burns, Martha Raye, and Betty
Grable. The Big Broadcast of 1938
(Mitchell Leisen, 1938, 91 min.):
Musical farce set on a ship, with Bob
Hope in his feature film debut.
Introduces the song "Thanks for the
Memory" , which became Hope’s
signature song. (b&w)
Colonel Robert McCormick:
Chicago Press Baron
VHS
50 min
1998
V 2312 (in storage)
Biography series program about the
man behind the Chicago Tribune
newspaper. Tribune staffers, including
columnist Joan Beck, and editors
Howard Tyner and Jim Squires talk
about McCormick’s time at the helm of
the paper.
Color
Columbus On Trial
The Comedy of Errors
VHS
23 min
V 2050 (in storage)
The science of color, including the
physical and psychological components
of perception, as well as the
combination of colors in paints and inks.
VHS
18 min
1993
V 1405 (OS: 3/4) in storage
Inspired by the controversy over the
500th anniversary of Columbus’
"discovery" of America. Satirical
dramatization of a courtroom where
Columbus stands trial and is crossexamined by the Latino comedy group,
Culture Clash.
DVD
DVD 3219
Color Adjustment
DVD
86 min
1992
DVD 2684
Marlon Riggs’ landmark study of the
history and analysis of images of
African Americans on prime time
elevision. In two parts: "Color Blind TV"
(1948-68), and "Coloring the Dream"
(1968–). Narrated by Ruby Dee.
Color Adjustment
VHS
88 min
1991
V 957 & V 1521 in storage
History and analysis of images of
African Americans on prime time
television. In two parts: "Color Blind
TV" (1948-68), and "Coloring the
Dream" (1968–). Narrated by Ruby
Dee. (b&w)
Color Me Lurid
DVD
DVD 1107
Four films by John Waters’ favorite
filmmaker: Hold Me While I’m Naked
(1966, 17 min.); The Mongreloid (1978,
10 min); Forever and Always (1878, 18
min); A Reason To Live (1976, 30 min).
Plus two bonus films: Wild Night in
Reno and I, An Actress.
The Color of Fear
VHS
90 min
1995
V 2244
An examination of racism, focusing on
eight North American men of Asian,
European, Latino, and African descent,
who spend a weekend discussing the
challenges of living and communicating
with the reality of race in America.
The Color Purple
DVD
153 min
1985
DVD 4107
Film version of Alice Walker’s Pulitzer
Prize-winning novel, directed by Steven
Spielberg and starring Danny
Glover,Adolph Caesar,Margaret
Avery,Rae Dawn Chong, and Whoopi
Goldberg.
The Color Purple
VHS
154 min
1987
V 392 in storage
Steven Spielberg’s interpretation of
Alice Walker’s novel about a black
woman’s quest for identity and selfesteem. Cast includes Whoopi
Goldberg, Danny Glover, and Oprah
Winfrey.
Colors of Hope
VHS
20 min
1985
V 638 in storage
Amnesty International production,
about one Argentine family’s
experience as political prisoners.
Narrated by Meryl Streep.
Coma
VHS
113 min
1978
V 2072 (in storage)
Michael Crichton’s adaptation of the
Robin Cook thriller. Genevieve Bujold
plays a doctor who risks her life to
discover why patients are mysteriously
lapsing into comas after surgery, and
then vanishing. With Michael Douglas,
Richard Widmark, and featuring Tom
Sellack as a corpse.
Combat for the Stage & Screen
VHS
90 min
1985
V 224A,B in storage
Provides the basis for a ten-week
training course in combat techniques.
Extensive use of slow motion and stop
action allows for careful analysis of
movement, emphasizing safety
techniques and realism. Introduces
fight choreography and a practical
notation system. V224A: "Elizabethan
weaponry." Demonstrates single rapier,
rapier and dagger, coursword, and
single dagger. V224B: "Unarmed
combat."
Come and See
DVD
DV1038
140 min
1985
76 min
1989
Comic Book Superheroes
Unmasked
DVD
100 min
2003
DVD 1616
This feature-length special shows how
comic book superheroes reflect their
times, from the 1930s to the 21st
century, and how these wish-fulfillment
figures became role models for
generations of children. Following the
most representative cartoon crusaders
and villains, as well as the industry that
formed them, the film shows how they
mirrored society from the Depression,
WWII, the Cold War, and the turbulent
’60s to today.
Coming Home
DVD
127 min
1978
DVD 2728
Jane Fonda, Jon Voight and Bruce
Dern star in drama about the effects of
the Vietnam War on the home front.
Fonda falls in love with a disabled vet
(Voight) while husband Dern is fighting
overseas.
Coming Home
VHS
130 min
1978
V1320 (in storage)
A relationship develops between a
disabled Vietnam soldier and the wife of
a soldier serving in Vietnam. With Jane
Fonda, John Voight, and Bruce Dern.
Come Back Africa
Commedia Dell’Arte
DVD
85 min
1959
DVD 3574
American independent filmmaker
Lionel Rogosin’s 1959 secretly filmed
feature,a glimpse into the harsh reality
of life under the now-abolished South
African apartheid government. Much of
Come Back, Africa was filmed in
Sophiatown, a ghetto reserved for
blacks and a vibrant center of music,
art, literature and politics that has since
become legendary. Residents included
Desmond Tutu, Nelson Mandela,
Father Trevor Huddleston, Hugh
Masekela and three of the film’s main
contributors - author/journalists Bloke
Modisane and Can Themba and the
already celebrated Miriam Makeba.
DVD
53 min
1997
DVD 1290
Anotnio Fava, the director of the
International Comic School in Italy,
teaches and plays the Commedia
Dell’Arte.
Comedy Central Roast of Denis
Leary: Uncensored
DVD
99 min
2003
DVD 4694
Comics, co-stars, and celebrities tell
Emerson alumnus Denis Leary what
they think of him at a Comedy Centralsponsored roast. Appearances by
Michael J. Fox, Conan O’Brien, Jon
Stewart, Gina Gershon, and Elizabeth
Hurley.
75
Communicating
Non-Defensively
VHS
20 min
1994
V 1135 in storage
Uses a series of vignettes to illustrate
common examples of defensive
behavior. Demonstrates ways to
improve communication that reduce
defensiveness and enhance
relationships between co-workers,
subordinates and superiors.
Communication By Voice and
Action
VHS
14 min
1979
V 332 in storage
Illustrates the importance of nonverbal
elements of speech communication,
including tone of voice, facial
expressions, and posture.
Communication: The Nonverbal
Agenda
VHS
31 min
1983
V 365 in storage
Shows the value of understanding
nonverbal content in communication.
Helps business managers interpret
nonverbal messages in employee
relations.
Community
DVD
24 min
1996
DVD 1365
Tells the story of villagers in
Bangladesh who transform themselves
from beggars to business people by
establishing roles and relationships
between men and women in the
community. An Oxfam America
production.
Community: the Complete First
Season
DVD
535 min
2009
DVD 2879
American television comedy series
created by Dan Harmon, broadcast by
NBC, about a band of misfits who
attend Greendale Community College.
At the center of the group is Jeff Winger
(Joel McHale, "The Soup"), a fasttalking lawyer whose degree has been
revoked. With some help from his fellow
classmates, Winger forms a study
group that eventually learns more about
themselves than their course work.
Community: The Complete
Second Season
DVD
505 min
Second season of NBC TV comedy
series Community, which premiered on
September 23, 2010 and concluded on
May 12, 2011, on NBC. Featuring Joel
McHale, Gillian Jacobs, Alison Brie,
and Danny Pudi.
Compaq Computer: Focus
Groups 1 and 2
VHS
49 min
1999
V 3131 in storage
Presents video footage of focus groups
for market research on notebook
computers, showing how groups
interact, how they are conducted, and
the kinds of messages they
communicate.
The Complete Humphrey
Jennings Volume One: The First
Days
DVD
211 min
DVD 4341
2 disc set (1 Blu-ray, 1 dvd). Fourteen
films from 1934-1940 by British
filmmaker Humphrey Jennings.
Includes "Spare Time" (1939), "London
Can Take It!" (1940), as well as
alternative versions.
The Complete Humphrey
Jennings Volume Three: A
Diary for Timothy
The Complete Works of William
Shakespeare (Abridged)
DVD
138 min
Five films by British filmmaker
Humphrey Jennings: "The Heart of
Britain" (1941), "Words for Battle"
(1941), "Listen to Britain" (1941), "Fires
Were Started" (1943), and "The Silent
Village" (1943).
DVD
90 min
2000
DVD 422
The Reduced Shakespeare Company’s
comic condensation of Shakespeare’s
greatest hits. Performed by Adam Long,
Reed Martin, and Austin Tichenor.
Compliance
The Complete Metropolis
Complete Monterey Pop Festival
VHS
95 min
1985
V 780
Horror, fantasy, and folklore mingle in a
young girl’s dreams. Adapted from a
story by Angela Carter. With Angela
Lansbury and David Warner.
The Complete Superman
Collection
The Complete Humphrey
Jennings Volume Two: Fires
Were Started
The Company
The Company of Wolves
DVD
300 min
1955
DVD 2677
Also known as Confidential Report.
Orson Welles plays an idiosyncratic
and flamboyant tycoon who hires a
researcher to investigate his elusive
past. It”s an elaborate puzzle, shot in a
fragmented, elliptical manner– Welles
scholar Jonathan Rosenbaum reports
as many as eight different versions of
the film exist, and three versions plus a
comprehensive version are included in
this three-disc set. With Michael
Redgrave, Patricia Medina, Paola Mori,
Akim Tamiroff, Mischa Auer and Robert
Arden. (b&w)
DVD
147 min
DVD 741
All 17 of the Fleischer Paramount
Superman 1941-43 cartoons, including
the pilot film "Superman" (9/26/41),
"Japoteurs" (9/18/42), and "The
Underground World" (6/18/43).
DVD
467 min
2011
DVD 4275
Third season of NBC TV comedy
series, which premiered on September
22, 2011 and concluded on May 17,
2012 on NBC. Featuring Joel McHale,
Gillian Jacobs, Danny Pudi, Yvette
Nicole Brown, and Allison Brie.
DVD
112 min
2003
Ensemble drama centered around a
group of ballet dancers, with a focus on
one young dancer (Campbell) who’s
poised to become a principal performer.
The Complete Mr. Arkadin
A.K.A. Confidential Report
DVD
218 min
Eight films by British filmmaker
Humphrey Jennings, including: "The
True Story of Lili Marlene" (1944), "The
Eighty Days" (1944), "A Diary for
Timothy" (1946), "The Dim Little Island"
(1948), and "Family Portrait" (1950).
DVD
148 min
1927
DVD 3094
2010 Kino restoration of Fritz Lang’s
science fiction masterpiece,
incorporating 25 minutes of missing
footage discovered in the Museo del
Cine, Buenos Aires. Features the
original 1927 score by Gottfried
Huppertz, performed by the Rundfunk
Symphony Orchestra, Berlin. Includes
an interview with Paula Felix-Didier,
curator of the Museo del Cine. (b&w)
Community: The Complete
Third Season
Plays Monterey", and music critic Peter
Guralnick on "Shake! Otis at Monterey".
DVD
251 min
1968
DVD 3759
3-disc Criterion set includes the three
films made about the Monterey
International Pop Festival of June,
1967–"Monterey Pop" (1968, 79 min),
"Jimi Plays Monterey" (1986, 49 min.),
and "Shake! Otis at Monterey" (1986,
19 min.)–as well as nearly every
complete performance filmed by D.A.
Pennebaker and his crew. Extras
include audio commentaries by Festival
producer Lou Adler and D.A.
Pennebaker on "Monterey Pop", music
critic Charles Shaar Murray on "Jimi
76
DVD
90 min
2012
DVD 3634
Inspired by the Bullitt County
McDonald’s case, Compliance tells the
story of how far one might go to obey
an authority figure. With Ann Dowd,
Dreama Walker, and Pat Healy.
Computers, Freedom & Privacy
Conferences Video Highlights
VHS
90 min
1991
V 1474 in storage
Highlights from 40 hours of Computers,
Freedom, and Privacy conferences in
San Francisco and Washington D.C.
Topics discussed include encryption
and government regulation, computerbased surveillance in the work place,
and law enforcement in cyberspace.
Computers in Context
VHS
33 min
1986
V 486 in storage
Shows how computers can be used as
tools that enhance the work of experts
rather than as a substitute for expertise.
Computers, Spies, and Private
Lives
Confessions of a Dangerous
Mind
Connections: At&T’s Vision of
the Future
VHS
57 min
1982
V 305 (OS) in storage
(NOVA). Begins with Richard Nixon’s
speech about misuse of advanced
information technologies, and ends
with the National Security Agency’s
concerns about the impact of public
research in computers on national
security. In between, we learn how
computers, routinely gathering
information on our finances, politics,
and habits, may pose a threat to our
individual privacy.
DVD
114 min
2002
DVD 1763
Chuck Barris was well-known as a
game show host and the creator of such
popular shows as "The Dating Game",
"The Gong Show", and "The Newlywed
Game". However, he also lived a
double-life as a CIA hitman who uses
his visits to Europe as a chaperone for
Dating Game prize winners as a cover
for his murderous deeds. The film
includes interviews with a number of
Barris’s real-life friends and colleagues.
Conspiracy
Conceiving Ada
DVD
85 min
1997
DVD 30
Emmy (Francesca Faridany), computer
expert, discovers a way to contact her
heroine, Lady Ada Lovelace, 19th
century feminist, mathematician, and
proto-computer programmer. Featuring
Timothy Leary as Emmy’s mentor. With
Tilda Swinton as Ada.
The Concert for New York City
DVD
296 min
2001
DVD1214
This benefit concert, presented in the
aftermath of the September 11 terrorist
attacks, features performances from
superstars of the rock, pop, blues and
rap music worlds: Paul McCartney,
David Bowie, Eric Clapton, The Who,
Melissa Etheridge, Mick Jagger, Keith
Richards, Billy Joel, Elton John, Buddy
Guy, John Mellencamp, and many
more. Also included are special short
films by Martin Scorsese (The
Neighborhood), Woody Allen (Sounds
from the Town I Love), Spike Lee
(Come Rain or Come Shine), Ed Burns
(Lovely Day), Kevin Smith (Why I Love
New #%!& York) and Jerry Seinfeld
(The Greatest City on Earth), plus
appearances by a host of celebrities
ranging from Bill Clinton to Howard
Stern.
Concussion
DVD
122 min
2015
DVD 4539
Biographical sports drama directed and
written by Peter Landesman, based on
the exposé "Game Brain" by Jeanne
Marie Laskas, published in 2009 by GQ
magazine. Set in 2002, the film stars
Will Smith as Dr. Bennet Omalu, a
Nigerian forensic pathologist who fights
against efforts by the National Football
League to suppress his research on
chronic traumatic encephalopathy
(CTE) brain degeneration suffered by
professional football players.
Condensed Cream of Beatles
16MM
1973
F5
Animation and live footage chronicle
The Beatles’ musical development.
Confessions of a Vice Baron
VHS
1942
V 1731 (in storage)
Real-life gangster Willy Castello stars
as a thug who moves from drugs to
pimping to true love. (b&w)
The Conformist
DVD
111 min
1970
DVD 1559
Marcello Clerici is an Italian coward
who spends his life accommodating
others and joins the Italian Fascist
party as a way of disappearing into the
crowd so that he can "belong."
Connected: An
Autoblogography About Love,
Death & Technology
DVD
80 min
2011
DVD 3454
Filmmaker and founder of the Webby
Awards, director Tiffany Shlain
explores her love/hate relationship with
technology in the context of 21st
century interconnectedness. Includes
Connected companion book and
conversation cards.
Connecting People: The Human
Cost of Mobile Phones
DVD
89 min
2010
DVD 4563
Documents how the manufacture of
cell phones affects both human beings
and the environment, looking at child
labor and brutal working conditions in
the mines of the Congo Republic;
organized crime at collecting points for
electronic waste in Norway; and the
smuggling of such waste via Hong Kong
to mainland China, where high-volume
manufacturing turns employment into
near-slavery, and where children and
pregnant women pick through refuse
dumps that violate international law.
The Connection
DVD
102 min
1961
DVD 2733
The Living Theatre’s production of the
play by Jack Gelber: a quintessential
work of theatre of the 60’s, a harrowing
depiction of the dope peddling milieu,
as the characters wait for the arrival of
Cowboy with the heroin. With jazz
soundtrack featuring Jackie McClean
and Freddie Redd.
77
VHS
14 min
1993
V 31 (in storage)
Narrative set in the year 2013, based
on technology being developed in the
1990’s by AT&T.
DVD
96 min
2001
DVD 1020
Based on the only surviving record of a
pivotal meeting of top Nazi officials on
January 20, 1942, at which decisions
were made that set the Holocaust into
motion. With Kenneth Branagh and
Stanley Tucci.
The Conspirator
DVD
122 min
2011
DVD 3203
The aftermath of the Lincoln
assassination is the focus of The
Conspirator, an historical courtroom
drama directed by Robert Redford. As
the nation reels from the shock of this
terrorist act, men in power seek to
execute any and all involved as quickly
as possible, including Mary Surratt
(Robin Wright), the mother of one of
the co-conspirators. Her only hope for
justice lies in an inexperienced lawyer
(James McAvoy) who reluctantly
agrees to defend her.
A Constant Forge: The Life and
Art of John Cassavetes
DVD
200 min
2000
DVD1078
Charles Kiselyak’s documentary on the
career of one of film’s great pioneers
and iconoclasts.
The Constant Gardener
DVD
129 min
2006
DVD 2739
Fernando Meirelles follows his
acclaimed City of God with a political
thriller based on a novel by John Le
Carre. Rachel Weisz stars as a social
activist who accompanies her British
diplomat husband (Ralph Fiennes) on
assignment to Kenya. While he busies
himself with bureaucratic minutia, she
works furiously to uncover a conspiracy
pitting Big Pharma and Western
government against innocent Kenyans.
When his wife is murdered, the diplomat
is forced to grapple with a blurry,
incomplete picture of his beloved wife.
The Constitution: That Delicate
Balance, Program 1: Executive
Privilege and Delegation of
Powers
VHS
60 min
1984
V 724A (in storage)
Philip W. Buchen, former counsel to
President Ford, the Hon. Archibald
Cox, former U.S. solicitor general, Ben
Wattenberg of the American Enterprise
Institute and others discuss a
hypothetical case centering on
congressional attempts to review
records of conversations between the
President and his secretary of energy.
The Constitution: That Delicate
Balance, Program 2: War
Powers and Covert Action
The Constitution: That Delicate
Balance, Program 7: Campaign
Spending
VHS
60 min
1984
V 724B (in storage)
A hypothetical case involving the War
Powers Act. Explores whether the
constitution has, or has ever had,
relevance in the implementation of
foreign policy.
VHS
60 min
1984
V 724G in storage
Examines the role of money in political
campaigns and recent Supreme Court
rulings in this area. Discusses such
issues as limits to contributions,
financial demands of political
campaigns, political action committees,
and public financing. Participants
include political consultant David
Garth, Washington Post columnist
David Broder, Bill Moyers, and others.
The Constitution: That Delicate
Balance, Program 3:
Nomination, Election, and
Succession of the President
VHS
60 min
1984
V 724C in storage
As part of a telecourse on constitutional
rights and public policy, explores the
role of political parties in nominating a
president, the flexibility of the electoral
college when no candidate is clearly
electable, and the governmental
mechanisms set into motion when a
president becomes disabled.
The Constitution: That Delicate
Balance, Program 4: Criminal
Justice and a Defendant’s Right
to a Fair Trial
VHS
60 min
1984
V 724D in storage
Focuses on legal ethics and the
Exclusionary Rule. Weighs the right of
the accused to a fair trial against the
right of society to take measures
assuring public safety. Participants
include Bronx District Attorney Mario
Merola, New York Mayor Edward Koch,
and CBS News anchor Dan Rather.
The Constitution: That Delicate
Balance, Program 5: Crime and
Insanity
VHS
60 min
1984
V 724E in storage
Is psychiatry precise enough to be
allowed as testimony in a court of law?
U.S. Court of Appeals Justice Irving
Kaufman, Hastings Center President
Willard Gaylin and others discuss the
use of psychiatry in law.
The Constitution: That Delicate
Balance, Program 6: Crime and
Punishments
VHS
60 min
1984
V 724F in storage
Cruel and unusual punishment, from
overcrowding in prisons to the death
penalty is debated by U.S. Judge
Arthur Alarcon, Federal Bureau of
Prisons director Norman Carlson,
government leaders, civil libertarians,
and journalists.
The Constitution: That Delicate
Balance, Program 9: School
Prayer, Gun Control, and the
Right to Assemble
VHS
60 min
1984
V 724I
Arthur Miller moderates a discussion
by attorneys, reporters, federal judges,
and politicians of sensitive issues:
school prayer, gun control and the right
to assemble. Featured are Griffin Bell,
former Secretary of Education Shirley
Hufstedler, and civil liberties counsel
Jeanne Baker. Includes commentary
by series originator Fred W. Friendly
and retired Supreme Court Justice
Potter Stewart.
The Constitution: That Delicate
Balance, Program 10: Right to
Live, Right to Die
VHS
60 min
1984
V 724J in storage
Gloria Steinem, Joseph Califano, Rep.
Henry Hyde, Phil Donahue, and others
discuss the right to make intensely
individual decisions about dying,
abortion, personal freedom, and
privacy.
The Constitution: That Delicate
Balance, Program 11:
Immigration Reform
VHS
60 min
1984
V 724K in storage
Discussion of the large number of
immigrants coming into the United
States each year and the impact they
are having in all sections of society.
Discusses criteria for admitting
foreigners into the United States, legal
aliens’ rights to Social Services,
employer’s responsibilities in hiring
undocumented persons, and the rights
of illegal aliens. Among the participants
are U.S. Court of Appeals Judge Arlin
Adams, Notre Dame President Rev.
Theodore Hesburgh, and immigration
officials and journalists.
78
The Constitution: That Delicate
Balance, Program 12:
Affirmative Action Versus
Reverse Discrimination
VHS
60 min
1984
V 724L
This discussion deals with the issue of
affirmative action and the contention
that it fosters reverse discrimination, in
spite of the constitutional principle of
equal protection under the law.
Participants include Ellen Goodman,
former EEOC Chair Eleanor Holmes
Norton, Washington Post columnist
William Raspberry, and United
Federation of Teachers President
Albert Shanker.
The Constitution: That Delicate
Balance, Program 13:
Federalism
VHS
60 min
1984
V 724M in storage
Discusses areas of federal-state
dispute and role of court as referee.
Questions whether the Federal
Government can offer special
incentives to local school boards to
foster the national good and if so, will
the standards it imposes lead to a
meritocracy? Focuses specifically on
access to public school buildings by the
handicapped and federal control of
curricula. Among those featured are
Senators Orrin Hatch and Daniel
Moynihan, and Columbia University
professor Diane Ravitch.
Constructing Public Opinion:
How Politicians and the Media
Misrepresent the Public
DVD
32 min
2002
DVD 964
Professor Justin Lewis makes the
argument, based on his book, that
public opinion polls are used by
political elites not just to measure what
Americans think, but to actually
construct public opinion itself.
Consuming Hunger
VHS
29 min
1987
V 988A,B,C in storage
Maryknoll World Video production
which explores and challenges the
media’s treatment of Third World
issues, focusing on coverage of famine
in Ethiopia. In three 29 minutes
segments: Part I: Getting the Story.
Why did it take so long for Western
television to cover the famine? Part II:
Shaping the Image. What happened to
the images of starving Africans once
they became part of Western television
culture? Part III: Selling the Feeling.
What did the Hands Across America
megaevent reveal about hunger in
America, and how were the images of
American homeless and hungry used?
Consuming Kids: The
Commercialization of Childhood
DVD
67 min
2008
DVD 2434
The Media Education Foundation’s
look at the practices of the marketing
industry, that sells kids and their
parents everything from junk food and
violent video games to bogus
educational products and the family car.
Drawing on the insights of health care
professionals, childrens’ advocates,
and industry insiders, the film focuses
on the explosive growth of child
marketing in the wake of deregulation,
showing how youth marketers have
used the latest advances in psychology,
anthropology, and neuroscience to
transform American children into one of
the most powerful and profitable
consumer demographics in the world.
Extras include "What Parents Can Do",
and "Barney vs. PowerRangers".
Contacts.1: The Grand Tradition
of Photojournalism
DVD
156 min
2000
DVD 1556
Volume one in a series that uses
contact prints, prints, or slides, with
commentary by the artists, to examine
the work of great photographers.
Features Henri Cartier-Bresson,
William Klein, Marc Riboud, and other
photojournalists.
Contempt
VHS
102 min
1987
V 319 in storage
Based on the novel by Alberto Moravia.
Brigitte Bardot plays the discontented
wife of a screenwriter, who is making a
film directed by Fritz Lang (played by
himself).
Control Room
DVD
84 min
2004
DVD 2405
A documentary on perception of the
United States’s war with Iraq, with an
emphasis on Al Jazeera’s coverage.
Control Room
DVD
86 min
2004
DVD 1005
Documentary examining the
international response to the Iraq War,
as well as the how the war is covered
by the Al Jazeera news network, and
other news providers. Bonus features
include audio commentary with Al
Jazeera senior producers, and with
Captain Josh Rushing, Central
Command Press Officer.
Controlling Interest: The World
of the Multinational Corporation
DVD
143 min
2000
DV1557
Short personal films using imagery and
commentary from contemporary
photographers, including Sophie Calle,
Nan Goldin, Duane Michals, Sarah
Moon, Nobuyoshi Araki, Hiroshi
Sugimoto, Andreas Gursky, Thomas
Ruff, Jeff Wall, Lewis Baltz, and
Jean-Marc Bustamante.
VHS
45 min
1978
V 634 in storage
Examines foreign investment policies
of U.S. corporations and the effects of
those investments on social, economic,
and political conditions in foreign
nations. Case studies include the
decline of Massachusetts’ machine tool
industry, Brazil’s "economic miracle"
and Chile before and after the 1973
coup.
Contacts 3: Conceptual
Photography
The Conversation
Contacts.2
DVD
DVD 2379
130 min
2004
Contacts: d’après une idée de
William Klein : Sebastiao
Salgado
VHS
14 min
1989
V 980
Photojournalist Sebastio Salgado
discusses his contact sheets,
commenting on composition, the
process of selection, and the role of the
photographer. (b&w)
Contempt
DVD
104 min
1963
DVD 1237
Brigitte Bardot, Michel Piccoli, Fritz
Lang, and Jack Palance in Godard’s
film about a screen adaptation of The
Odyssey, and a troubled marriage.
Criterion Collection edition includes an
interview with cinematographer Raoul
Coutard, and other extras.
VHS
113 min
1981
DVD 4508, V 228 (in storage)
Francis Ford Coppola’s study of a
surveillance expert, whose experience
taping a young couple in a park leads
him to question his profession. With
Gene Hackman, Cindy Williams,
Harrison Ford, and Frederic Forrest.
A Conversation with Jimmy
Carter
VHS
30 min
1984
V 621 (in storage)
(Inside Story). Former President
Jimmy Carter discusses security leaks,
the public’s reluctance to receive bad
news, and the government’s
responsibilities regarding information
flow, and compares press restrictions
during the Air Force One operation in
Iran with the Grenada news blackout.
79
Conversations with Willard Van
Dyke
Umatic
59 min
1981
V 223
Still photographer and filmmaker Willard
Van Dyke discusses his long and
productive career in photography, and
comments on his successes, failures,
and regrets as he is seen reminiscing
with longtime friends Ralph Steiner and
Joris Ivens. Includes excerpts from his
films on which he worked as
cameraman and from programs he
produced for several television series.
The Cook, the Thief, His Wife,
and her Lover
DVD
124 min
1989
DVD 90
Peter Greenaway’s controversial drama
follows the title characters through a
tale of passion, revenge, and some
distasteful meals. With Richard
Bohringer, Michael Gambon, Helen
Mirren, and Alan Howard.
Cool Hand Luke
DVD
127 min
1967
DVD 479
Paul Newman plays Luke Jackson,
sentenced to serve on a Southern
chain gang, where he experiences
sadistic wardens, egg-eating contests,
and a "failure to communicate." With
George Kennedy, Harry Dean Stanton,
and Strother Martin.
Copenhagen
DVD
117 min
2002
DVD 2270
A television adaption of Michael Frayn’s
celebrated and award-winning stage
play about the meeting between
physicists Niels Bohr and Werner
Heisenberg in 1941 Copenhagen.
Cops
16MM
18 min
1922
F 280
16mm version of Buster Keaton’s silent
short. Also available on DVD 1302,
The Art of Buster Keaton. (b&w)
Copyright Criminals
DVD
53 min
2009
DVD 3008
A documentary that examines the
creative and commercial value of
musical sampling.
The Core
DVD
134 min
2003
DVD 1283
A geophysicist discovers that the
Earth’s inner core has stopped rotating!
Hilary Swank and other members of an
elite team of scientists must journey to
the center of the Earth to save the
world.
Cornelius 5.1
The Cosby Show: Season 2
Counterfeit Coverage
DVD
DVD 607
Music videos complementing
Cornelius’ album Point, mixed in 5.1
surround sound. Includes a bonus
12-track remix CD, PM.
DVD
600 min
1985
DVD 4512
Dr. Heathcliff Huxtable and attorney
wife Clair, balance successful careers
and the demands of their five children.
Special bonus features include "Cliff’s
Parenting Tips": yipes!
VHS
27 min
1992
V 1087
BBC production looking at Kuwait’s use
of one of America’s biggest public
relations firms to wage a media
campaign arguing the case for U.S.
involvement in the Gulf War.
Cosi Fan Tutte
The Country Girl
Corner in Wheat: & Selected
Biograph Shorts, 1909-1913
VHS
118 min
1992
V 37 in storage
Collection of films made by Griffith
during his five years with the Biograph
Company which illustrate his
development as a director, as well as
his pioneering use of parallel editing.
(b&w)
The Corporation
DVD
145 min
2003
DVD 2140
Documentary on the inner workings,
history, and impact of the modern
global corporation. Filmmakers Mark
Achbar and Jennifer Abbott ask "If a
corporation was a person, what kind of
person would it be?" Based on
psychiatric principles, they diagnose
the corporation as a psychopath.
Includes interviews with Michael Moore,
Noam Chomsky, and Naomi Klein. 2DVD set includes two filmmaker
commentaries, Janeane Garofolo
interview with writer Joel Bakan, bonus
footage from the film’s 40 interviewees.
Corpse Bride
DVD
77 min
2005
DVD 1228 ON RES. till 11/3
Tim Burton’s dark horror / comedy
revolves around Victor, a meek
Victorian gentleman, who accidentally
marries the mysterious Corpse Bride,
Emily, instead of his beloved wife-to-be
Victoria. Frightened by horrible and
colorful underworld, Victor resolves to
make his way back to his betrothed in
the land of the living.
The Corpse Vanishes
DVD
64 min
1942
DVD 458
Bela Lugosi plays a doctor who
murders brides to rejuvenate his aging
wife. With Angelo Rossitto and Luana
Walters. (b&w)
The Correct Way of Correcting
16MM
22 min
1973
F 46
Uses a series of dramatized incidents in
order to show how supervisors can deal
effectively with employee mistakes,
errors, and failures by using the
principles of negative reinforcement.
The Cosby Show, Season 1
DVD
1984
DVD 1001
4 disc set of the first season of the
popular sitcom about a close-knit,
prosperous African American family.
With Bill Cosby as Dr. Heathcliff
Huxtable, and Phylicia Rashad as his
attorney wife.
DVD
199 min
1990
DVD 2619
Peter Sellars’ interpretation of Mozart’s
opera, set in a seaside diner
frequented by Vietnam veterans. With
Susan Larson, Janice Felty, Frank
Kelly, James Maddalena, and Sanford
Sylvan. Craig Smith conducts the
Vienna Symphonic Orchestra and
Arnold Schoenberg Choir.
Cosmic Travelers: Comets and
Asteroids
VHS
50 min
1998
V 1898 in storage
Animation and deep-space
photographs illustrate how direct hits
from comets and asteroids have
affected earth’s environment.
Cosmic Zoom
16MM
8 min
1970
F 108
An eight minute animated journey
through the universe. A boy and dog in
a rowboat are the starting point for an
upward zoom to outer space. The
zoom reverses direction, moving back
to explore the inner space of
microscopic life.
Cosmos
DVD
557 min
1980
DVD 4325
13 part TV series on the origin of life,
and the written by Carl Sagan, Ann
Druyan, and Steven Soter, with Sagan
as presenter, covering the origin of life
and the meaning of human life in the
universe. Originally broadcast on
PBS,the series is notable for its
groundbreaking use of special effects,
and its soundtrack, which includes
music by Vangelis.
The Cotton Club
DVD
129 min
1984
DVD235
Francis Ford Coppola’s drama about
jazz, gangsters, and romance. With
Richard Gere, Bob Hoskins, Gregory
Hines, and Lonette McKee.
Cotton Comes to Harlem
DVD
96 min
1970
DVD 2740
Based on the Chester Himes novel.
Two Harlem cops suspect a Marcus
Garvey-like preacher is advocating a
back-to-Africa movement to cover for a
much more elaborate scam. With
Godfrey Cambridge, Raymond St.
Jacques, Calvin Lockhart and Redd
Foxx.
80
DVD
104 min
1954
DVD 2738
In this Academy Award-winning
adaptation of Clifford Odets’ play, Bing
Crosby portrays an alcoholic singer
trying to make a comeback with the
help of his director. Grace Kelly won an
Oscar for her performance as the wife
who may be driving her husband to
drink.
Country Life
VHS
107 min
1995
V 3068 in storage
Adaptation of Chekov’s Uncle Vanya,
set in the Australian outback before
World War I. Drama critic returns to his
home town after many years, bringing
a new wife. With Sam Neill and Greta
Scacchi.
Couple in the Cage
DVD
30 min
1993
DVD 3702
In a series of 1992 performances,
Coco Fusco and Guillermo GómezPeña costumed themselves in
"primitive" costumes and appeared
before the public as "undiscovered
AmerIndians" locked in a golden cage–
an exercise in faux anthropology based
on racist images of natives.
Couples Arguing
VHS
60 min
1985
V 2247 in storage
Documentary shows five couples
arguing over money, sex, alcohol, and
parenting, from actual arguments
taking place in their own homes.
Courage of the People
VHS
90 min
1971
V 2202 in storage
Dramatic reenactment of the 1967
massacre of the "Night of San Juan",
when the Bolivian army attacked
striking tin miners and their families.
Filmmaker Jorge Sanjines enlisted
survivors and witnesses to give the film
authenticity and dramatic power.
Courage Under Fire
DVD
117 min
1996
DVD 2234
Denzel Washington and Meg Ryan in
wartime story about the investigation of
a "friendly fire" incident during a Gulf
War tank battle. With Lou Diamond
Phillips and Michael Moriarty.
Cousin Bobby
Crack-Up
VHS
70 min
1992
V 1177 (in storage)
Jonathan Demme’s biography of his
cousin, the Reverend Robert Castle, an
activist Episcopalian minister with a
church in Harlem.
DVD
DVD 3082
(b&w)
The Cove
DVD
96 min
2009
DVD 2461
Using state-of-the-art equipment, a
group of activists, led by renowned
dolphin trainer Ric O’Barry, infiltrate a
cove near Taijii, Japan to expose both a
shocking instance of animal abuse and
a serious threat to human health.
The Covered Wagon
VHS
98 min
1923
V 1941 in storage
Silent epic that influenced future
westerns and historical sagas.
Presented here with an added Gaylord
Carter score. (b&w)
Coverup: Behind the Iran
Contra Affair
VHS
72 min
1988
V 687 (in storage)
An account of the first arms sale to Iran
and the Reagan/Bush campaign’s
secret deal to torpedo Jimmy Carter in
1980. Discusses the shadow
government of former CIA operatives,
drug smugglers, top U.S. military
personnel and others, and how their
actions have impacted the course of
history.
Cowboy Bebop Remix
DVD
650 min
DVD 2458
6-disc complete collection of the 19982006 anime series, featuring Spike,
Faye, Jet, and super corgi Ein, bounty
hunters from the year 2071.
The Cowboys
DVD
135 min
1971
DVD 438
Veteran rancher hires 11 schoolboys
for a dangerous cattle drive. With John
Wayne, Colleen Dewhurst, and Roscoe
Lee Browne.
Cowboys and Aliens
DVD
119 min
2011
A spaceship arrives in Arizona, 1873,
to take over the Earth, starting with the
Wild West region. A posse of cowboys
and natives are all that stand in their
way.
93 min
1946
Cracking the Code of Life
VHS
120 min
2001
V 1893 in storage
NOVA documentary on the complex
and contentious race to decode the
human genome.
Cradle Will Rock
DVD
134 min
1999
DVD 2779
The Federal Theatre’s staging of Marc
Blitzstein”s socialist musical The
Cradle Will Rock in the 1930s, and the
attempted suppression of the play in
the U.S. Congress form the center of
this Tim Robbins film. R With Hank
Azaria as Blitzstein, Ruben Blades as
Diego Rivera, John Cusack as Nelson
Rockefeller, Angus MacFadyen as
Orson Welles and Cary Elwes as John
Houseman.
Crash
DVD
112 min
2004
DVD 1411
The directorial debut of Paul Haggis,
an ensemble film that deals with issues
of class, racial tension, and social
injustice. A series of chance collisions
in post 9/11 Los Angeles between a
black police detective, an affluent D.A.,
a young carjacker, a racist police
officer, a Middle Eastern shopkeeper,
and many others. With Don Cheadle,
Brendan Fraser, Ludacris, Matt Dillon,
Shaun Toub, Sandra Bullock, and
Thandie Newton. Winner of 3 Academy
Awards, including Best Picture.
The Crash (Frontline)
VHS
60 min
1999
V 3354 in storage
Examines the global financial crisis of
August 1998, when the world financial
system came close to collapse. With
analysis by William Greider, George
Soros, Jeffrey Sachs, and other leading
financial policy makers and analysts.
Creating and Producing
Effective TV Commercials
VHS
55 min
V 1933 in storage
Hooper White, TV commercial
producer, looks at the production
stages of TV advertising.
Creating Critical TV Viewers
VHS
78 min
1992
V 1186 in storage
Video for use in teaching critical
television viewing skills in the
classroom. An analysis of what is
shown on TV takes place in 6 parts:
newscasting, the creative process,
economics, commercials, stereotypes
and editing.
The Creation of the Universe
DVD
92 min
1985
DVD 1719
Journalist Timothy Ferris hosts this
exploration into the history and origin of
the universe. Includes interviews with
Stephen Hawking Murray Gell-Mann
and Steve Weinberg. Musical score by
Brian Eno.
Creature from the Black Lagoon
DVD
80 min
1954
DVD 2737
Classic monster movie. Also includes
Revenge of the Creature, and The
Creature Walks Among Us.
Cria
VHS
109 min
1989
V 807 (in storage)
Ana Torrent as a little girl traumatized
by her mother’s death, and her own
vivid imagination.
Cries and Whispers
DVD
91 min
1972
DVD 2167
Bergman’s drama of four women’s
psychological and spiritual struggles.
With Liv Ullmann, Harriet Andersson,
Ingrid Thulin, and Kari Sylwan.
Crazy Sexy Cancer
DVD
90 min
2007
DVD 1928
Crazy Sexy Cancer is an irreverent and
uplifting documentary about a young
woman looking for a cure and finding
her life. Weeks after she was
diagnosed, filmmaker Kris Carr began
documenting her story.
Cries and Whispers
VHS
95 min
1972
V 1956 (in storage)
Bergman’s drama of four women’s
psychological and spiritual struggles.
With Liv Ullmann, Harriet Andersson,
Ingrid Thulin, and Kari Sylwan.
Cowspiracy
DVD
91 min
2014
DVD 4347
Environmental documentary in which
filmmaker Kip Andersen investigates
what he considers the most destructive
industry facing the planet today animal agriculture–and why the world’s
leading environmental organizations
are too afraid to talk about it.
Creating and Innovation: Four
Steps to Breakthrough Thinking
VHS
53 min
2005
v2399, v2398 both in storage
Teaches about breaking down creative
barriers that exist in the workplace and
establishing new "norms" that awaken
creativity.
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Crime and Human Nature
VHS
28 min
1987
V 406 in storage
Anthropologist Ashley Montagu and
other experts address questions on
crime and human nature with Phil
Donahue as the host.
Crime Does Not Pay: The
Complete Shorts Collection
(1935-1947)
DVD
999 min
2012
DVD 3520
Disc 1: Buried Loot; Desert Death; A
Thrill for Thelma; Hit and Run Driver;
The Perfect Setup; Fool Proof; Public
Pays; Torture Money Disc 2: It May
Happen to You; Soak the Poor; Give
Till it Hurts; behind the Criminal ; What
Price Safety; Miracle Money; Come
Across; A Criminal is Born; They’re
Always Caught Disc 3: Think it Over;
The Wrong Way Out; Money to Loan;
While America Sleeps; Help Wanted;
Think First; Drunk Driving; Pound
Foolish; Know Your Money Disc 4:
Jackpot; Women in Hiding; Buyer
Beware; Soak the Old; You, the People;
Respect the Law; Forbidden Passage;
Coffins on Wheels; Sucker List Disc 5:
Don’t Talk; For the Common Defense;
Keep ’Em Sailing; Plan for Destruction;
Patrolling the Ether; Easy Life; Dark
Shadows; The Fall Guy; The Last
Installment Disc 6: Phantoms, Inc.; A
Gun in His Hand; Purity Squad; The
Luckiest Guy in the World Bonus Short:
Eyes of the Navy (b&w)
The Crime of Monsieur Lange
VHS
90 min
1935
V 3109 in storage
Employees take over a small publishing
company when the owner vanishes.
With Rene Lefevre, Jules Berry, and
Florelle. Directed by Jean Renoir.
(b&w)
Crime of Passion
DVD
86 min
1957
DVD 4067
Crime film noir directed by Gerd
Oswald and written by Jo Eisinger,
featuring Barbara Stanwyck, Sterling
Hayden and Raymond Burr. (b&w)
Crime of Passion
VHS
86 min
1956
V 2086 in storage
Ambition leads to murder in film noir
starring Barbara Stanwyck, Sterling
Hayden, Raymond Burr, and Fay Wray.
(b&w)
Crime Story: The Complete
Series
DVD
1986
DVD 3731
9 disc collection includes the 2 hour
pilot and both seasons of this American
TV drama. Set in the early 1960s, the
series depicted two men – Lt. Mike
Torello (Dennis Farina) and mobster
Ray Luca (Anthony Denison) –
obsessed with destroying each other.
Supporting cast includes Stephen
Lang, Bill Campbell, Ted Levine,
Darlanne Fluegel and Joseph
Wiseman. Guest stars include David
Caruso, Julia Roberts, Gary Sinise,
Kevin Spacey, Ving Rhames, Lorraine
Bracco, Michael Madsen, Pam Grier,
Steven Weber, Laura San Giacomo,
Stanley Tucci, David Hyde Pierce,
Andrew Dice Clay,and Deborah Harry.
A Crime to Fit the Punishment
DVD
46 min
1982
DVD 4614
Documentary about the Cold War and
McCarthy era political atmosphere
surrounding the production of the labor
film "Salt of the Earth." (DVD 2796)
Includes interviews with the actors and
clips from Salt of the Earth, interwoven
with newsreel and broadcast footage
from the 50’s. (b&w)
Crimes and Misdemeanors
VHS
104 min
1989
V 808 (in storage)
An opthamologist’s comfortable life
begins to crumble when his mistress
threatens him. With Martin Landau,
Claire Bloom, and Alan Alda.
Crimes and Misdemeanors
DVD
104 min
1989
DVD 77
Idealistic filmmaker and a pillar of the
community with secrets to hide are
forced to make moral choices and
irrevocable decisions. With Woody
Allen, Alan Alda, and Martin Landau.
Crisis
DVD
53 min
DVD 4744
1963 cinéma vérité documentary
directed by Robert Drew, about the
University of Alabama’s "Stand in the
Schoolhouse Door" integration crisis of
June 1963. During a two-day period
before and after the crisis five camera
crews (including D.A. Pennebaker and
Richard Leacock) follow President
John F. Kennedy, attorney general
Robert F. Kennedy, Alabama governor
George Wallace, deputy attorney
general Nicholas Katzenbach and
students Vivian Malone and James
Hood. The film aired on ABC television
four months later. (b&w)
Criss Cross
DVD
88 min
1948
DVD 2834
An armored car driver has an affair with
a gangster’s wife, and gets caught up in
a tangled web of seduction and danger.
Cronos
DVD
92 min
1993
DVD 4344
Criterion edition of Guillermo del Toro’s
feature debut, a vampire horror film
starring veteran Argentinean actor
Federico Luppi and American actor
Ron Perlman. Extras include
Geometria, an unreleased 1987 short
horror film by del Toro. in Spanish and
English with English subtitles.
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Crooklyn
VHS
94 min
1994
V 1654 in storage
Funny and sad portrait of one summer
in the lives of the Carmichael family of
Brooklyn. With Alfre Woodard and
Delroy Lindo.
The Cross and the Star
VHS
53 min
V 2035 in storage
Makes the case that Nazi ideology had
roots in traditional Christian sources,
and that some Christian institutions did
nothing to prevent, and may have
contributed support to the Holocaust.
Crossfire
VHS
86 min
1947
V 1958 in storage
Film noir treatment of themes of racial
and religious bigotry. Robert Young
plays a police captain who unravels the
mystery of a brutal murder. With Robert
Mitchum and Robert Ryan. (b&w)
Crossroads / Looking for
Mushrooms
DVD
52 min
1976
DVD 1452
Two films by Bruce Conner.
"Crossroads" (1976, b&w/so, 36 min)
uses government footage of the first
underwater atomic bomb test as an
example of beauty, theater, spectacle
and art. "Looking for Mushrooms"
(1959-1965, and 1996, color/so, 52
min), uses single-frame shots, edited in
camera, to create a collage of
semi-abstract imagery.
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
DVD
120 min
2000
DVD 74
Master warriors must recover a
treasured stolen sword, and meet a
young aristocrat with secret powers and
a romantic past. With Chow Yun Fat,
Michelle Yeoh, and Zhang Ziyi. Martial
arts choreography by Yuen Wo Ping.
Croupier
DVD
94 min
1998
DVD 796
Struggling writer accepts a job at a
casino, and is drawn into a dangerous
scheme, in thriller directed by Mike
Hodges. With Clive Owen, Gina
McKee, and Alex Kingston.
Crow Dog
VHS
57 min
V 909 in storage
Story of Leonard Crow Dog, who was
brought up to preserve the ways of a
Sioux medicine man. Deals with the
beginnings of the American Indian
Movement and the siege at Wounded
Knee.
The Crowd
The Cry of the Owl
Cultural and Media Messages
VHS
104 min
1928
V 3160
King Vidor’s silent classic about
everyday people in urban America.
With James Murray and Eleanor
Boardman. With orchestral soundtrack.
(b&w)
DVD
102 min
1987
DVD 350
Claude Chabrol’s adaptation of a novel
by Patricia Highsmith, about a young
artist who spies on his neighbor, and
becomes suspect in the murder of her
fiance. With Christophe Malavoy, and
Mathilda May.
VHS
60 min
V 1444
Panelists discuss the media’s response
and responsibility regarding issues of
cultural stereotyping, coverage of
extremist/hate groups, and the First
Amendment.
The Crucible
DVD
123 min
1996
DVD 2826
Nicholas Hytner’s adaptation of Arthur
Miller”s American play The Crucible
stars Daniel Day-Lewis and Winona
Ryder in this story set during the 17th
century Salem witch trials.
Crude: The Real Price of Oil
DVD
105 min
2009
DVD 2596
Cinema-verite documentary about the
"Amazon Chernobyl" lawsuit by 30,000
Ecuadorans against Chevron over
contamination of the Ecuadorean
Amazon.
Crumb
VHS
119 min
1994
DVD 2409
Portrait of R. Crumb, creator of Zap
Comix, Mr. Natural, and Fritz the Cat.
The Crying Game
DVD
111 min
1992
DVD 4654
Psychological thriller drama written and
directed by Neil Jordan, exploring
themes of race, gender, nationality, and
sexuality against the backdrop of the
Irish Troubles. With Stephen Rea,
Forest Whitaker, and Jaye Davidson.
The Crying Game
VHS
112 min
1992
V1266
Romantic thriller about Irish terrorists,
their hostage, and the hostage’s exotic
girlfriend. With Stephen Rea as
Fergus, Miranda Richardson as Jude,
Forest Whitaker as Jody and Jaye
Davidson as Dil.
Crumbs
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
Season 9
DVD
60 min
2015
DVD 4534
Miguel Llanso’s postapocalyptic sci-fi
romance, a Spain-Ethiopia-Finland coproduction,about a miniature scrap
collector, played by Daniel Tadesse.
DVD includes 3 short films: "Night in
the Wild Garden" (6 min.), "Crumbs
Anecdotes" (6 min.), and "Chigger Ale"
(11 min). In Amharic and Afrikaans
languages, with English subtitles.
Cuban Missile Crisis: Three
Men Go to War
Cry Freedom
DVD
159 min
1987
DVD 2938
Richard Attenborough’s film about the
friendship between two South
Africans– white journalist Donald
Woods (Kevin Kline) and black activist
Stephen Biko (Denzel Washington).
Cry Freedom
DVD
17:22 min
2008
DVD 2985
An elite team of police forensic
evidence investigation experts work
their cases in Las Vegas. Starring
Laurence Fishbourne, Marg
Helgenberger and George Eads.
DVD
60 min
2012
DVD 4567
Story of the Cuban Missile Crisis,
exploring the dramatic events that
brought the world to the brink of
nuclear war, and how the fate of the
planet rested with three iconic political
figures–John F. Kenndy, Fidel Castro,
and Nikita Khrushchev.
Culloden/ The War Game
VHS
157 min
1987
V 882 (in storage)
Story of South African Black activist
Stephen Biko and a liberal white
journalist who risks his own life to bring
Biko’s story and cause to the world.
With Denzel Washington and Kevin
Kline.
VHS
150 min
1965
V 1744 (OS)
Two Peter Watkins films: "Culloden", a
reenactment of an 18th century
Scottish battle, and "War Game", a
documentary style depiction of a
post-nuclear war world. (b&w)
A Cry in the Dark
The Cult of the Suicide Bomber
DVD
120 min
1988
DVD 706
Drama based on real-life murder case
in Australia. Meryl Streep plays a
mother accused of murdering her baby,
and Sam Neill plays her husband.
Directed by Fred Schepisi.
DVD
96 min
2005
DVD 1562
Documentary about the history of the
suicide bomber, featuring former CIA
spy Robert Baer, the man George
Clooney’s character in Syriana is
based on.
83
The Cup
DVD
90 min
1999
DVD1199
Two novice monks arrive at a Tibetan
monastery during the World Cup, and
are not about to let their contemplative
and disciplined environment prevent
them from viewing the finals. This is
the first film by Khyentse Norbu, an
incarnate lama of Tibetan Buddhism.
Curacha Ang Babaeng Walang
Pahinga
VHS
1998
V 3379 in storage
Philippine film about a live sex peformer
trapped in a world of sex, drugs, and
death. With Rosanna Roces.
Curb Your Enthusiasm: The
Complete Fifth Season
DVD
315 min
2006
DVD 2939
Money. Security. Famous Friends.
Forgiving wife. Devoted agent. Larry
David has it all - except, perhaps, his
identity. This season, Larry takes a
sentimental journey in search of his
roots, stepping on a few toes along the
way.
Curb Your Enthusiasm: The
Complete First Season
DVD
360 min
2000
DVD 960, DV1023
Seinfeld creator Larry David takes a
funny, and only slightly fictionalized,
look at himself–family man, friend, and
comedy writer, prone to speaking
insensitively, and always in trouble as a
result. Features cameos by Ted
Danson, Richard Lewis, Julia LouisDreyfuss, and Bob Odenkirk. Includes
the hour-long HBO special that inspired
the series.
Curb Your Enthusiasm: The
Complete Fourth Season
DVD
330 min
2004
DVD 1004
All 10 episodes from season four,
including "Mel’s Chair," "The
Weatherman", "Wandering Bear", "The
Survivor", and "Opening Night",
collected in a two-disc set. With Philip
Baker Hall, Anne Bancroft, Mel Brooks,
Ted Danson, Larry David, Gina
Gershon, Nathan Lane, Richard Lewis,
Ben Stiller, and Moon Unit Zappa.
Curb Your Enthusiasm: The
Complete Second Season
DVD
300 min
2001
DV1024
All 10 episodes from season two,
including "The Car Salesman", "Thor",
"The Doll", "Shaq", and "The
Massage," collected in a two-disc set.
Cast: Jason Alexander, Edward Asner,
Mike Binder, Larry David, Nora Dunn.
Curb Your Enthusiasm: The
Complete Sixth Season
DVD
300 min
2007
DVD 2940
In the sixth season of HBO’s comedy
series, Larry David and his voice of
reason, wife Cheryl (Cheryl Hines),
take in the Blacks, a family of AfricanAmerican hurricane evacuees,
including Loretta (Vivica A. Fox) and
her brother, Leon ( J.B. Smoove).
Naturally, "L.D." offends other groups
along the way.
Curb Your Enthusiasm: The
Complete Third Season
DVD
300 min
2002
DVD 1025
All 10 episodes from season three,
including "Chef’s Shirt", "The Benadryl
Brownie", "The Corpse-Sniffing Dog",
"Mary, Joseph, and Larry", and "The
Great Opening", collected in a two-disc
set. With Ted Danson, Larry David,
Paul Dooley, Susie Essman, Richard
Lewis, Alanis Morissette, Paul Reiser,
Joan Rivers, and Martin Scorsese.
Cure
DVD
111 min
1997
DVD 2432
Japanese psychological thriller starring
Koji Yakusho as a detective who tries to
discover who is responsible for a series
of murders committed by ordinary
people who claim they had no control
over their actions.
The Curious Predicament of
Rita Jensen
VHS
29 min
1984
V 618
(Inside Story). Focuses on the ethical
dilemma of reporter Rita Jensen whose
former roommate, Kathy Boudin, was a
member of the subversive group, The
Weather Underground. After Boudin’s
arrest, Jensen’s editor at the Stamford
Advocate pressured her to write about
Boudin and fired her when she refused.
Current Events, 1950s Style
VHS
120 min
1952
V 1472 in storage
Nixon’s Checkers speech, followed by
three See It Now programs, hosted by
Edward R. Murrow. Includes original
commercials. (b&w)
Currents ’93, Dress Codes
CyberEthics
VHS
35 min
1993
V 1169
Study of crossdressing, gender
blending, and explorations of sexuality,
particularly as expressed through the
arts. Includes interviews with artists
and with the author of "Vested
Interest", Marjorie Garber.
DVD
14 min
2007
DVD 1888
Attempts to clarify ethical principles for
Internet use. Presents guidelines for
the use of intellectual property online,
including illegal downloading, copyright
infringement, and plagarism.
Discussion of pornography, gaming
sites, chat rooms, and online social
networks.
Curse of the Demon/Night of the
Demon
Cyberspace: Freedom or
Regulation?
DVD
82 min
1957
DVD 578
British and American versions of
Jacques Tourneur’s horror classic.
American scientist comes to England
to debunk Satanic involvement in his
colleague’s murder, but discovers that
dark powers may indeed be at work.
With Dana Andrews. British version
(Night of the Demon) runs twelve
minutes longer than the American
release. (b&w)
Curse of the Starving Class
VHS
102 min
1994
vhs 2355 in storage
James Woods, Kathy Bates, Randy
Quaid, and Louis Gossett, Jr. in film
based on Sam Shephard’s play. A farm
family in trouble and in debt, are targets
for a shady real estate dealer, a bar
keeper, and a motorcycle gang.
Cutter’s Way
DVD
110 min
1981
DVD 731
Jeff Bridges and John Heard play
Vietnam vets involved in the search for
a killer. Based on the novel by Newton
Thornburg.
VHS
29 min
V 1471
Explores the issues of whether or not
to regulate content on the Internet.
Lance Rose, author of NetLaw, Patrick
Sullivan, Executive Director of the
Computer Ethics Institute, and Cathy
Cleaver, Director of Legal Studies at
the Family Research Council, discuss
the issue.
Cyberspace: Virtual Unreality?
VHS
26 min
1996
V 1473 (in storage)
Examines the social implications of the
Information Age with Jim Clark,
President of Netscape
Communications, Sherry Turkle, MIT
psychologist and sociologist, and
Clifford Stoll, author of "Silicon Snake
Oil: Second Thoughts on the
Information Highway".
Cyclo
DVD
123 min
1995
DVD 4034
Vietnamese director Tran Anh Hung’s
story of a pedicab driver in Ho Chi Minh
City, whose life changes when his
bicycle is stolen by a local gang. With
Lê Văn Lộc,Tony Leung
Chiu Wai,and Trần Nữ
Yên Khê.
Cyclo
The Cutting Edge: The Magic of
Movie Editing
DVD
98 min
2004
DVD 1678
Zach Staenberg, the editor of the
Matrix trilogy, hosts this informational
video, which describes and
demonstrates close ups, flash backs,
parallel action, slow motion,
juxtaposition of images, and more.
The Cyber Self
VHS
27 min
V 2358 (in storage)
Looks at how technology creates a
range of interactions that challenge
established ways of thinking about
personal identity, focusing on a
teenage girl involved in an online cult, a
woman who becomes engaged to be
married via the Internet, and a cancer
patient who is able to participate in a
world beyond his apartment.
84
VHS
123 min
1995
V 3338 (in storage)
Set in the underworld of post-war
Vietnam. Ho Chi Minh City pedicab
driver is drawn into a crime ring when
his bicycle is stolen. With Le Van Loc
and Tony Leung. In Vietnamese, with
English subtitles.
Cyrano de Bergerac
DVD
138 min
1990
DVD 4607
French film directed by Jean-Paul
Rappeneau and based on the 1897 play
of the same name by Edmond Rostand,
adapted by Jean-Claude Carrière and
Rappeneau. It stars Gérard Depardieu,
Anne Brochet and Vincent Pérez.
Cyrano de Bergerac
VHS
138 min
1990
V1267 in storage
In 17th-century Paris, a long-nosed
poet and swordsman helps his
handsome friend win the girl he himself
loves. Adapted from the novel by
Edmond Rostand.
The D.I.
Daisies
The Damned Don’t Cry
VHS
106 min
1957
DVD 4529
Jack Webb produces, directs, and stars
in this portrait of a tough-guy drill
instructor in the Marines. (b&w)
DVD
74 min
1966
DVD 1987
Key film from the Czech New Wave
tells the story of two uninhibited young
women (both named Marie) who turn
against the numbing state of society in
a madcap flurry of pranks and material
destruction. Beneath the outrageous
surface of this avant-garde comedy is a
defiant feminist statement and an
acknowledgement of the desperation
that goes hand-in-hand with rebellion–
a state of mind represented by one
girl’s attempted suicide. In Czech with
English subtitles.
DVD
103 min
1950
DVD 2286
Joan Crawford plays a New York
socialite who climbs the ladder of
success man by man until a life among
rich gangsters gives her what she
thought she always wanted.
D.W. Griffith: Father of Film
DVD
DV3317
156 min
1993
D.W. Griffith: Years of
Discovery, 1909-1913
DVD
334 min
DVD 836
Twenty-two films selected from the 450
or so films D.W. Griffith directed for the
Biograph Company, including "The
Musketeers of Pig Alley", "The New
York Hat," "the Girl and Her Trust", and
"What Shall We Do With Our Old?" The
films have been speed corrected, and
most feature new scores. Optional
commentary by film historian Russell
Merritt. Two-disc set, with printed notes.
D.W. Griffith’s Biograph Shorts
DVD
376 min
1909
DVD 1717. DVD 3325
the selection of short motion pictures in
this two-disc set traces D.W. Griffith’s
development as a filmmaker during his
five-year position at the Biograph Film
Company, spanning from 1908 to 1913.
Daisy Bates: First Lady of Little
Rock
DVD
78 min
2012
DVD 3817
Portrait of Civil Rights activist Daisy
Bates, who fought for the rights of black
students to attend the all-white Central
High School in Little Rock, Arkansas.
With Angela Bassett as the voice of
Daisy Bates.
Daisy Miller
DVD
91 min
1974
DVD 2094
Adaptation of Henry James’ novella
about an expatriate American girl living
abroad in Europe with a free spirit,
scandalizing Victorian society.
Dada
16MM
1969
F 168
History of Dada, related by Max Ernst,
Marcel Duchamp, and other
participants in the movement. With an
example of a Dada performance.
The Daddy of Rock’n’Roll
DVD
58 min
2003
DVD 1990
Daniel Bitton directs this documentary
portrait of schizophrenic street
musician Wesley Willis. Through
interviews and a loose cinéma vérité
style, Bitton showcases Willis’ unique
talents as well as his survival skills.
With help from his supportive network
of friends in his home town of Chicago,
Willis has managed to live an
independent artistic life despite his
mental illness and history of abuse.
Daffy Duck, the Nuttiness
Continues–
VHS
59 min
1985
V 197
The evolution of Daffy Duck from his
1937 debut in "Porky’s Duck Hunt" to
classics like "Duck Amuck". (b&w)
Daguerreotypes
DVD
80 min
1976
DVD 4353
Portraits of the shops and shopkeepers
on a short stretch of the Rue Daguerre,
a French street that has been filmmaker
Agnes Varda’s home for over 50 years.
Dallas: The Complete Third
Season
DVD
1979
DVD 2107
Dysfunctional family dynamics, shady
business dealings, and scandalous
affairs are the hallmarks of this primetime soap opera. The famous
cliffhanger, which led to the question
"who shot J.R.?" is included here ("A
House Divided") along with the other 24
episodes from the show’s third season.
With Larry Hagman, Ken Kercheval,
Patrick Duffy, Linda Gray, and Barbara
Bel Geddes. 1979-1980, 1500 mins.
Damned If You Don’t
DVD
42 min
1987
DVD 972
Su Friedrich’s response to her Catholic
upbringing, shot on 16mm. Features
Peggy Healey as a young nun , and Ela
Troyano as The Other Woman. Also on
this DVD: Rules of the Road, (1993, 31
min, color.) and First Comes Love, (22
min, 1991). (b&w)
A Damsel in Distress
VHS
101 min
1937
v2409 (in storage)
Fred Astaire in film version of P.G.
Wodehouse story. George and Ira
Gershwin wrote the score, which
includes "A Foggy Day in London
Town" and "Nice Work If You Can Get
It". (b&w)
Dan Rather Interview of George
Bush, 01/25/88
VHS
7 min
1990
V 907 in storage
Excerpt from the CBS Evening News,
in which Dan Rather questions then
Vice-President Bush about Bush’s role
in the Iran-Contra scandal, resulting in
a heated exchange.
The Dance
VHS
80 min
1960
V 3439 in storage
The concert forms of ancient native
dance in the works of Katherine
Dunham. Includes folk dances from 15
nations. (b&w)
Dance at Court
Damages: The Complete First
Season
VHS
58 min
1993
V 2352 in storage
Looks at the roles of dancing in royal
courts around the world and
throughout history, from the court of
Louis XIV to modern Japan, Java, and
ghana. From the BBC Dancing series.
DVD
DVD 2325
Dance Black America
581 min
2007
Dames
DVD
90 min
1934
DVD 1256
"Containing some of Busby Berkeley’s
best work, Dames is the landmark
musical that has it all! An ambitious
songwriter (Dick Powell) and his
romantic inspiration (Ruby Keeler) try
to open a Broadway show. But Ruby’s
eccentric millionaire uncle (Hugh
Herbert) has a different idea. ZaSu
Pitts and Guy Kibbee provide the comic
relief as meddling relatives." (from
jacket) Includes famous musical
sequences, including "I Only Have
Eyes for You". (b&w)
85
VHS
87 min
1984
V 1695 in storage
Documents a four-day festival of
dancers and dance companies at the
Brooklyn Academy of Music. Features
the Alvin Ailey Dance Theatre, Mama
Lu Parks’ Jazz Dancers, the Jazzy
Double Dutch Jumpers, and other
modern, jazz, tap, and African
performances.
Dance, Fools Dance
DVD
80 min
1931
DVD 2431
After her father Stanley Jordan loses
his wealth in market, Bonnie goes to
work as a cub reporter. Starring Joan
Crawford and Clark Gable. (b&w)
Dance for Camera
The Dancer
Dancing in the Light
DVD
95 min
2002
DVD 1601
Six short dance films from the 2002
Dance Camera West festival: "Reines
d’un jour" (Pascal Magnin,
Switzerland), "Measure" (33 Fainting
Spells, USA), "Rest in Peace" (Annick
Vromm, Netherlands/UK), "A Village
Trilogy" (Laura Tater, Canada),
"Cornered" (Michael Downing,
Canada), "Contrecoup" (Pascal
Magnin, Switzerland).
DVD
96 min
1994
DVD 1677
The Dancer follows Katja Bjorner
through years of intense training at the
Royal Swedish Ballet School as she
develops into an international ballet
star.
DVD
57 min
This hour-long program highlights
seminal works from six AfricanAmerican choreographers: Awassa
Astrige/Ostrich (1932) performed by G.
D. Harris, Dayton Contemporary Dance
Company, choreography by Asadata
Dafora; excerpt from Barrelhouse
Blues (1938) performed by Cleo Parker
Robinson Dance Ensemble,
choreography by Katherine Dunham;
Strange Fruit (1943) performed by
Dawn Marie Watson, Philadanco,
choreography by Pearl Primus;
Mourner’s Bench (1947) performed by
Jerome Stigler, Dayton Contemporary
Dance Company, choreography by
Talley Beatty; Rainbow ’Round My
Shoulder (1959) performed by Dayton
Contemporary Dance Company,
choreography by Donald McKayle; DMan in the Waters - Section 1 (1989)
performed by Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane
Dance Company, choreography by Bill
T. Jones.
Dance, Girl, Dance
VHS
89 min
1940
V 2424 (in storage)
Maureen O’Hara and Lucille Ball in
Dorothy Arzner’s comedy about chorus
girls competing for men and
professional success. Check out
O’Hara’s closing speech. (b&w)
Dance, Girl, Dance
DVD
90 min
1940
DVD 4871
Dorothy Arzner directed this story of
two friends, both dancers, who pursue
different careers and fall in love with the
same man. With Lucille Ball and
Maureen O’Hara. (b&w)
Dance Theatre of Harlem
VHS
116 min
1989
V 1155 in storage
Four full-length works: Agnes de Mille’s
"Fall River Legend", "Troy Game",
choreographed by Robert North, "The
Beloved", by Lester Horton, and Arthur
Mitchell’s "John Henry".
The Dance Works of Doris
Humphrey, Part II
VHS
43 min
1999
V 2263 in storage
Two dances choreographed by Doris
Humphrey, performed by the Limon
Dance Company, and staged by Lucy
Venable from the Labanotated score:
Ritmo Jondo, portraying gender roles in
a traditional culture, and Day on Earth,
a meditation on love, birth, loss, and
work. Ritmo Jondo: music by Carlos
Surinach; taped in performance in
Caracas Venezuela, April 6, 1990. Day
on Earth: music by Aaron Copland;
taped at the Joyce Theater, New York
City, November 22, 1995.
Dance Works of Doris
Humphrey: With My Red Fires/
New Dance
VHS
65 min
1989
V 2269 in storage
Two masterpieces of modern
choreography by Doris Humphrey,
performed in her honor at the American
Dance Festival in 1972. "With My Red
Fires" was choreographed in 1936, and
features dancers Dalienne Majors,
Raymond Johnson, and Nina Watt.
"New Dance", choreographed in 1935,
features dancers Linda Tarnay and
Peter Woodlin.
Dancer in the Dark
DVD
141 min
2000
DVD 262
Neo-musical directed by Lars von Trier.
Bjork plays a Czech factory worker and
single mom working to save her child
from the hereditary disease that is
stealing her eyesight. With Catherine
Deneuve and David Morse.
Dances of Bali
VHS
27 min
1973
V 2255 in storage
Six dancers and twelve musicians
perform classic Balinese dances,
including "Djuak", a duet with drum and
demon, "Oleg Tambulilingam", a dance
of two bees, "Kebyar Terompong", a
seated dance, and "Legong Kraton", a
dance for three children. With
interviews in Malay with two leading
dancers, Raka and Sukraka, and
commentary by Asian dance authority
Faubion Bowers.
Dances with Wolves
VHS
181 min
1991
V 1016
Kevin Costner as a Civil War hero who
learns the culture of the Sioux Indians.
With Mary McDonnell and Graham
Greene.
Dancing On the Edge:
Selections From the American
Dance Festival Archives
VHS
85 min
1992
V 205A in storage
Highlights from the American Dance
Festival Archives: Paul Taylor, "Cloven
Kingdom", 1991; Jin Ying, "Crying
Dragon", 1989; Dayton Contemporary
Dance Co., "Road of the Phoebe
Snow", 1991; Bill T. Jones, Arnie Zane
and Co., "D-Man in the Waters", 1991;
Reijo Kela, "Everyman", 1991; Claude
Brumachon, "Le Pedestal des Vierges",
1988; Ballet Du Lac Tumbo, "Iyaya",
1991.
Dangerous Liaisons
Dancing: A Man’s Game
DVD
55 min
1958
DVD 4223
Gene Kelly performs and discusses the
art of dance, drawing similarities
between dance and athletic
performance. Features a number of
popular athletes of the era, including
Mickey Mantle, Johnny Unitas, Bob
Cousy, Sugar Ray Robinson, and Dick
Button, as well as dancers Edward
Villella and patrick Adiarte. An episode
from the Omnibus TV series. (b&w)
Dancing in One World
VHS
58 min
1990
V 1690 in storage
Filmed at the Los Angeles Festival of
1990, features dance styles of the
Pacific Rim cultures, including
Aboriginal, Balinese, Mexican, Native
American, Hawaiian, Polynesian,
African American, and the multi-ethnic
dance of Los Angeles itself.
86
VHS
120 min
1989
V 1141 in storage
Glenn Close, John Malkovich, and
Michelle Pfeiffer in Christopher
Hampton’s adaptation of the 1782
novel "Les Liasons Dangereuses".
Dangerous Living
DVD
60 min
2003
DVD 881
Subtitled "Coming Out in the
Developing World," John Scagliotti’s
documentary explores the lives of gay
and lesbian people in non-western
cultures, including Egypt, Thailand,
Honduras, and Kenya. Narrated by
Janeane Garofalo.
Daniel Boone: Season 1
DVD
60 min
2006
DV 1383
28 episodes from NBC black and white
TV series, with Fess Parker as Daniel
Boone, and Ed Ames as his Oxfordeducated Indian friend, Mingo. (b&w)
Danny Deckchair
Dark Days
Dark Wind
DVD
100 min
2004
DVD 708
An average Australian guy escapes his
dull suburban life by tying helium
balloons to his deck chair, and taking
flight. With Rhys Ifans. DVD extras
include commentary by director Jeff
Balsmeyer, and "A Look at the Real
Danny Deckchair" featurette.
DVD
84 min
2000
DVD 556
Marc Singer’s documentary about the
community of homeless people living in
the train tunnels beneath New York
City. Singer lived in the tunnels himself
to make the film. DVD features include
"The Making of Dark Days",
commentary by Singer, and additional
scenes. Soundtrack by DJ Shadow.
(b&w)
DVD
111 min
1991
DVD 575
Film adaptation of Tony Hillerman’s
novel about a Navajo cop who uses his
tracking skills and knowledge of tribal
mysticism to investigate a mysterious
murder. With Lou Diamond Phillips.
Danzon
VHS
103 min
1991
V 1352 in storage
Maria Rojo plays a Mexico City
telephone operator whose life is
enlivened by her weekly ballroom
dancing. When her dance partner
suddenly disappears, she goes in
search of him. With Blanca Guerra and
Tito Vasconcellas.
Dario Fo and Franca Rame: A
Nobel for Two
The Dark Knight
DVD
153 min
DVD 3687
Christopher Nolan’s follow-up to
Batman Begins, with Christian Bale as
Batman/Bruce Wayne. With Heath
Ledger as The Joker.
Dark Passage
VHS
55 min
1998
V 2079 in storage, DVD 1440
Portrays the life and career of the
Italian husband and wife actorplaywrights, who are best known for
their satirical and politically radical
theater presentations. Features
excerpts from "Mistero Buffo" and
"Accidental Death of an Anarchist".
DVD
106 min
1947
DVD 674
Delmer Daves’ film-noir thriller starring
Humphrey Bogart as a prison escapee
who thinks plastic surgery can help him
start a new life, and Lauren Bacall as
the woman who believes in his
innocence. With Agnes Moorehead
and Bruce Bennett. Based on the novel
by David Goodis. (b&w)
Dario Fo and Franca Rame: It’s
All Bed, Board, and Church
Franca Rame, Dario Fo
The Dark Secret of Harvest
Home
DVD
150 min
1986
V870 v.4,5,6/DVD 1441 v.1,2,3
Live recording of satirical monologues
on the condition of women delivered by
Franca Rame and translated on stage
by Maria Consagra.
VHS
118 min
1978
VHS 2450 (in storage)
Horror TV miniseries about a
Manhattan couple who move to a
strangely timeless New England
village. With Bette Davis.
Dario Fo and Franca Rame at
the Joyce
Dark Shadows: DVD Collection
1
DVD
180 min
1986
V870, 1&2; DVD 1442 v1,2,3
Live recording of satirical monologues
on politics and religion delivered by
Dario Fo and translated on stage by
Ron Jenkins.
Dark Circle
DVD
82 min
1982
DVD 2245
Documentary which focuses on the
connections between nuclear energy
and nuclear power. Interviews with
people living next to the Rocky Flats
Nuclear Weapons Plant and radiation
victims from both WWII Japan and
America’s bomb-testing provide
important personal perspectives on the
issues involved.
Dark City: Director’s Cut
DVD
111 min
2008
DVD 2579
Alex Proyas’ film about a man who
wakes with no memory at the scene of
a murder, pursued by the police, a
woman claiming to be his wife, and a
group of men who seem to control
everything in the city. With Rufus
Sewell, Kiefer Sutherland, Jennifer
Connelly, and William Hurt.
DVD
900 min
1966
DVD 1809
After 200 years of imprisonment in a
coffin, the vampire Barnabas Collins
returns to the Collinwood estate to
reclaim his birthright. Unbeknownst to
the current residents, Collins is the
same Barnabas who lived on the
estate in the 18th century. Contains
forty complete episodes of the hit
Gothic daytime series. (b&w)
The Dark Valley
DVD
115 min
2014
DVD 4781
Austrian-German Western film directed
by Andreas Prochaska. A stranger
rides into a small mountain village,
bringing vengeance. With Sam Riley
and Tobias Moretti.
Dark Victory
DVD
104 min
1939
DVD 2296
Bette Davis as an heiress who is
diagnosed with a brain tumor. George
Brent plays the surgeon who falls in
love with her. With Humphrey Bogart
and Ronald Reagan.
87
The Darker Side of Black
VHS
59 min
1993
V 3117, V3209 both in storage
Issac Julien’s examination of issues
raised by black popular culture and
contemporary black music, including
misogyny, homophobia, and gun
glorification.
Darkon
DVD
90 min
2007
DVD 2974
Documentary by gamers about gamers
that focuses on the activities of the
Darkon Wargaming Club, a fantasy
live-action role-playing (LARP) group in
Baltimore, Maryland.
Darling
VHS
124 min
1965
V 1807 in storage
Julie Christie plays a supermodel in
60’s London. With Lawrence Harvey
and Dirk Bogarde.
Darwin’s Nightmare
DVD
106 min
2004
DVD 2134
A documentary on the effect of fishing
the Nile perch in Tanzania’s Lake
Victoria. The predatory fish, which has
wiped out the native species, is sold in
European supermarkets, while starving
Tanzanian families have to make do
with the leftovers.
Das Boot: The Boat
VHS
150 min
1981
DVD 4467,V1268 in storage
Original uncut version of the German
thriller based on the experiences of
World War II correspondent Lothar
Gunther Buchheim. With Jurgen
Prochnow, Herbert Gronemeyer, Klaus
Wennemann.
Daughters of the Dust
DVD
DVD 3023
113 min
1991
Daughters of the Dust
VHS
113 min
1992
V 1179 (in storage)
Explores the family dynamics of three
generations of African American
women at the turn of the century, as
they prepare to leave the Georgia Sea
Islands to move North. With Cora Lee
Day and Alva Rogers.
Dave
Day for Night
DVD
110 min
1993
dvd 1285
Political satire about Dave Kovic, the
owner of an employment agency, who
looks exactly like the president. With
Kevin Kline, Sigourney Weaver, and
Frank Langella.
DVD
116 min
1973
DVD 1602
Truffaut’s story about the lives of an onlocation film cast and crew. With
Jacqueline Bisset, Jean-Pierre Leaud,
and Truffaut.
Dave Chappelle’s Block Party
DVD
103 min
2005
DVD 106
In 2004, stand-up comedian Dave
Chappelle organized a free and
unpublicized hip-hop concert in BedStuy Brooklyn, and invited filmmaker
Michel Gondry (Eternal Sunshine of
the Spotless Mind) to film the event.
The end result contains performances
from Kanye West, Mos Def, Talib Kweli,
Common Erykah Badu, The Roots and
others, plus freestyle comedy from
Chappelle himself. Gondry splices
footage from the party with candid
footage of the run-up to the event,
including Chappelle’s trip to his Ohio
hometown, where he offers free tickets
to bystanders and even recruits a
marching band to get in on the action.
David and Lisa
DVD
93 min
1962
DVD 3067
Directed by Frank Perry, this story about
two emotionally troubled teenagers was
adapted from a book by Theodore Issac
Rubin, M.D. With Jane Margolin, Keir
Dullea, and Howard Da Silva. (b&w)
David Holzman’s Diary
VHS
74 min
1967
V 1560
Jim McBride’s faux documentary about
a young filmmaker who makes an
autobiographical cinema-verite film.
With Penny Wohl and Eileen Dietz.
(b&w)
The Day After Tomorrow
DVD
123 min
2004
DVD 978
Big-budget disaster film about globalwarming. Paleoclimatologist Dennis
Quaid braves hurricanes, tornadoes,
earthquakes, tidal waves, and floods to
rescue his son.
The Day After Trinity
VHS
88 min
1981
V 1631
Profile of J. Robert Oppenheimer,
principal architect of the atomic bomb.
A Day At The Races
DVD
111 min
1937
DVD 2876
A vet posing as a doctor, a race horse
owner and his friends struggle to help
keep a sanitarium open with the help of
a misfit racehorse. The Marx Bros.
Day for Night
VHS
116 min
1973
V 3170 in storage
Truffaut’s story about the lives of an onlocation film cast and crew. With
Jacqueline Bisset, Jean-Pierre Leaud,
and Truffaut. English language version.
Day in the Country
16MM
1935
F 167
Renoir’s version of a story by Guy de
Maupessant, with cinematography by
Claude Renoir and Henri
Cartier-Bresson.
The Day the Cold War Came
Home: A Personal History
VHS
20 min
1987
V 526
Tony Kahn tells the story of his father,
screen writer Gordon Kahn, who was
blacklisted by the film industry and
press after being identified as a
suspected Communist by the House
Un-American Activities Committee in
1947. Relates the effects this
blacklisting had on the Kahn family and
on Gordon Kahn’s career. (b&w)
The Day the Earth Stood Still
VHS
92 min
1984
V 232 in storage
A classic "atomic movie" of the 1950’s.
Klaatu (Michael Rennie), an
extraterrestrial, lands in Washington on
a mission of peace, but most of the
human race reacts with mistrust and
violence. (b&w)
A Day with Zaha Hadid
VHS
106 min
1988
V 772 in storage
Film version of Peter Nichol’s play,
about a British couple struggling to
care for their severely disabled child.
With Alan Bates and Janet Suzman.
DVD
52 min
2004
DVD 3808
Zaha Hadid discusses her current work
while walking through her retrospective
exhibition "Zaha Hadid has Arrived" at
Vienna’s MAK, a museum for design
and contemporary art. The centerpiece
is a sculptural work entitled "Ice Storm"
especially created for the exhibition.
Day of Wrath
Days of Glory
A Day in the Death of Joe Egg
VHS
94 min
1943
V 3106 in storage
A young woman is accused of being a
witch in Carl Dreyer’s examination of
conventional morality. With Lisbeth
Movin. (b&w)
A Day on the Grand Canal with
the Emperor of China, or
Surface is Illusion But So is
Depth
VHS
48 min
1991
v 2337
World-famous artist David Hockney
presents a 72-foot long 17th-century
Chinese scroll.
The Day That Panicked America:
The H.G. Wells War of the
Worlds Scandal
DVD
70 min
2005
DVD 1345
This documentary program explores
the history and controversy behind the
infamous Halloween 1938 radio
broadcast of The War of the Worlds,
Orson Welles’ adaptation of H.G.
Wells’ classic novel. Because many
people missed or ignored the
program’s opening credits, many were
convinced that an actual alien invasion
was taking place, and scandal erupted
when the truth was later revealed.
88
DVD
128 min
2006
DVD 4656
French film directed by Rachid
Bouchareb, Sami Bouajila, Jamel
Debbouze, Samy Naceri, Roschdy
Zem, Mélanie Laurent and Bernard
Blancan, in a story about the
contribution of North African soldiers to
the Free French Forces during the
Second World War–and the
discrimination they faced within their
own ranks. French and Arabic
dialogue, English subtitles.
Days of Heaven
DVD
93 min
1978
DVD 3718
Terrence Malick’s romantic drama,
starring Richard Gere, Brooke Adams,
and Sam Shepard.
Days of Heaven
VHS
95 min
1980
V 234 (in storage)
Set in the farmlands of 1916 Texas; a
story about two men who love the
same woman. Starring Sam Shepard,
Richard Gere, and Brooke Adams.
Days of the Eclipse
VHS
137 min
1988
V 3418 in storage
Alexander Sokurov’s interpretation of a
novel by Soviet science fiction writers
Arkady and Boris Strugatsky.
Days of Waiting
Dead End
Deadline Every Second
DVD
28 min
1990
DVD2272
Estelle Ishigo, the wife of a Japanese
American, refused to be separated
from her husband and was confined to
a World War II internment camp along
with him. Throughout their ordeal,
Estelle Ishigo documented life in the
camps–the cheap barracks, the
barbed-wire fences, guard towers, and
machine guns–on hoarded scraps of
paper. Her evocative drawings of
shabbily dressed workers, mothers with
their children, food lines, and the ice of
Heart Mountain give the sense of an
everyday existence devoid of hope.
She later published these works and
wrote about her experience in her
book, "Lone Heart Mountain," which
along with personal papers, were the
basis of the film.
DVD
92 min
1937
DVD 3721
Crime drama based on the play by
Sidney Kingsley, notable for featuring
the first appearance of the Dead End
Kids. With Humphrey Bogart as a
mobster, and Sylvia Sidney as a
women who wants to save her brother
from a life of crime. (b&w)
DVD
58 min
2011
DVD 4228
Ken Kobré’s documentary introduces
12 Associated Press (AP)
photographers on assignment as they
cover breaking news in eight countries.
Sequences show them recording war,
political clashes, financial markets,
natural disasters, sports and
human-interest stories.
Dead Man
Deadly Deception: General
Electric, Nuclear Weapons and
Our Environment
DVD
121 min
1996
DVD 270
Jim Jarmusch’s story of a young man
seeking a fresh start in the Old West,
who kills a man and must hide from
bounty hunters. With Johnny Depp,
Gabriel Byrne, and Robert Mitchum.
Soundtrack by Neil Young. (b&w)
Dazed and Confused
DVD
103 min
1993
DVD 1016
Richard Linklater explores the last day
and celebratory night of school, for a
group of high school students in 1976.
With Ben Affleck, Matthew
McConaughey, and Parker Posey.
The Dead
DVD
83 min
1987
DVD 3980
Film adaptation of Joyce’s short story,
"The Dead,"directed by John Huston,
starring his daughter Anjelica Huston.
The Dead was the last film that Huston
directed, and it was released
posthumously. The film takes place in
Dublin in 1904 at an Epiphany party
where an academic, Gabriel Conroy
(Donal McCann), discovers his wife
Gretta’s memory of a deceased lover.
Dead Alive
DVD
97 min
1993
DVD 61
Sumatran rat monkey bite turns
domineering mother into a crazed
zombie. Timothy Balme stars in this
horror-comedy.
Dead Birds
DVD
84 min
1964
DVD 527
Robert Gardner’s classic documentary
about the Dani people of West New
Guinea (Irian Barat, Indonesia). Twodisc set includes remastered film,
French language track narrated by
Jean Rouch, 6 sequences of edited
scenes with orignal narration and
commentary by Gardner and Ross
McElwee, and outtakes.
Dead Calm
DVD
96 min
1989
DVD 203
Couple rescues the sole survivor of a
sinking schooner, and a game of
survival begins. With Nicole Kidman,
Sam Neill, and Billy Zane.
Dead Man on Campus
DVD
94 min
1998
DVD 4722
When college roommates learn of a
school charter clause that awards A’s
to the roommates of any student who
commits suicide, they recruit a likely
candidate. With Tom Everett Scott,
Mark- Paul Gosselaar, and Poppy
Montgomerey.
Dead Poets Society
DVD
128 min
1989
DVD 954
Robin Williams plays an English
teacher at a staid, exclusive prep
school in the late 50’s. Under the
influence of their charismatic,
icconclastic teacher, the students form
a secret society. With Ethan Hawke,
Josh Charles, and Kurtwood Smith.
Special features include commentary
by director Peter Weir, screenwriter
Tom Schulman, and cinematographer
John Seale, and a cinematography
master class featurette.
Dead Reckoning
DVD
105 min
1947
DVD 4088
Columbia Pictures film noir starring
Humphrey Bogart and Lizabeth Scott
and featuring Morris Carnovsky. Based
on a story by Gerald Drayson Adams
and Sidney Biddell, the film tells the
story of an ex-GI trying to find out who
framed his war buddy for murder, then
killed him.
Dead Ringers
DVD
115 min
1988
DVD 259
Jeremy Irons plays twin gynecologists
in David Cronenberg’s story of sexual
confusion, drugs, and madness.
89
VHS
29 min
1991
V 1038 in storage
Expose of the human and
environmental effects of General
Electric Company’s nuclear weapons
facilities. Plant workers have been
poisoned by radiation and asbestos;
neighboring homes have experienced
cancers and birth defects. Shows the
activists who are working to inform the
public and stop the company’s
dangerous activities.
Deadly Persuasion: The
Advertising of Alcohol &
Tobacco
DVD
53 min
2003
DVD 2650
Jean Kilbourne’s analysis of the
marketing strategies used by the
alcohol and tobacco industries makes
the argument that these industries
exploit the psychology of anxiety and
addiction to create dependencies on
their products. Includes Part One: The
Advertising of Tobacco, Part Two: The
Advertising of Alcohol, and an abridged
version for use in workshops or classes.
Deadwood: The Complete
Series
DVD
720 min
2004
DVD 2640, DVD 4784
HBO’s Emmy Award-winning
Deadwood series about an ungoverned
swatch of South Dakota frontier country
following the 1876 Custer massacre.
It’s in this parched region that a
Montana lawman (Timothy Olyphant)
and his friend (John Hawkes) try to turn
their entrepreneurial spirit into a
successful hardware business, Wild Bill
Hickock (Keith Carradine) and Calamity
Jane (Robin Weigert) search for
meaning in the twilight of their careers,
and a menacing saloon owner (Ian
MacShane) positions himself as a force
to be reckoned with.
Deaf
VHS
170 min
V 547 in storage
Wiseman’s documentary on the
educational programs at the Alabama
Institute’s School for the Deaf.
Dear America: Letters Home
from Vietnam
VHS
87 min
1987
V 530
A chronicle of the Vietnam war, in the
words of the men and women who
served there. Excerpts from their
letters home, interwoven with news and
archival footage and music of the
period. Study guide available. (b&w)
Dear Mandela
DVD
90 min
2012
DVD 3866
Follows three young South Africans as
they take action to stop the
government’s eviction of shanty-town
dwellers.
Death: a Love Story
DVD
63 min
1999
DVD 828
Documentary about the last year in the
life of producer/actor Mel Howard,
directed and photographed by his wife,
filmmaker Michelle LeBrun.
Death and the Maiden
DVD
103 min
1994
DVD 1483
Film adaptation of Ariel Dorfman’s play
about a women who has the chance to
avenge herself for suffering inflicted by
others. With Sigourney Weaver, Ben
Kingsley, and Stuart Wilson.
Death in Venice
DVD
131 min
1971
DVD 4256
Luchino Visconti’s adaptation of the
novella by Thomas Mann, and starring
Dirk Bogarde and Björn Andrésen.
Includes "Visconti’s Venice", a
behind-the-scenes featurette.
Death Mills
VHS
22 min
1945
V 3119 (in storage)
Originally made with a German
soundtrack for screening in occupied
Germany, this was the first
documentary to show what the Allies
found when they liberated the Nazi
extermination camps. Includes
accounts of the camps’ economic
operations, interrogation of captured
camp personnel, and the enforced
visits of neighboring residents. (b&w)
The Death of a Newspaper
(Final Edition)
VHS
28 min
1988
V 487 (in storage)
Documents the demise of the Buffalo
Courier-Express which ceased
publication in 1982 after various efforts
by its employees and prospective
owners failed to keep it alive. Also
profiles three other American
newspapers that died during the same
period.
Death of a Salesman
December 7th
DVD
136 min
1985
DVD 1497
CBS television production of Arthur
Miller’s play about the dark side of the
American dream. Dustin Hoffman won
an Emmy for his performance as Willy
Loman. The cast features Kate Reid as
Loman’s wife, and John Malkovich and
Stephen Lang as his sons. DVD extras
include Private Conversations, a
documentary by Christian Blackwood
on the process of adapting a stage play
for the screen.
VHS
104 min
1943
V 3223 in storage
Director John Ford’s controversial
docudrama features Walter Huston as
a complacent Uncle Sam whose
Hawaiian vacation is violently
interrupted. (b&w)
Death of a Salesman (1951)
DVD
DVD 2963
115 min
1951
Death of a Salesman (1966)
DVD
DVD 2962
112 min
1966
The Debate Over Defense:
Reagan Address, 1986
VHS
33 min
1986
CEV 11
Reagan addresses the nation
concerning defense spending, national
security, anti-satellite weapons tests,
and aid to the Nicaraguan Contras.
Briefly mentions Philippine coup.
Debbie Fleming Caffery
DVD
51 min
2005
Documentary following the
photography of Debbie Fleming Caffery.
Deceptive Practice: The
Mysteries and Mentors of Ricky
Jay
DVD
88 min
2012
DVD 3937
Profile of magician, author, historian
and actor Ricky Jay, tracing his
influences from now forgotten legends
to his primary mentors, Dai Vernon and
Charlie Miller. Features rare footage
from his 1970s TV appearances (doing
3-card Monte with Steve Martin on The
Dinah Shore Show).
Deep Crimson
DVD
114 min
1996
dvd 1297
Nicolas Estrella has made a meager
living seducing and then stealing from
lonely women he meets through the
personal ads in local newspapers.
While trying to victimize Coral, a hefty,
half-mad nurse obsessed with
Estrella’s movie star looks, he can’t
help falling in love with her merciless
enthusiasm for his seedy lifestyle.
Together, the pair roam the back roads
of Mexico looking for lonely women
who Nicolas seduces and the insanely
jealous Coral then murders.
The Debt
DVD
114 min
2010
DVD 3348
A team of special agents discovers that
the man they caught in 1966 believed
to be a Nazi war criminal may not have
been who they thought, and one agent
searches for the truth.
The Debut
DVD
88 min
2000
DVD 2656
In this coming-of-age comedy with a
Filipino-American cast, a young man
struggles with his desire to study art
when his family thinks he’s headed for
pre-med studies. Conflicts between
Filipino traditions and expectations vs.
personal dreams in the contemporary
world erupt at his sister”s debut. With
Dante Basco, Eddie Garcia, Tirso Cruz
III, Gina Alajar, Darion Basco, Dion
Basco. In English and Tagalog.
Decameron Nights
DVD
85 min
1953
DVD 4588
Based on three tales from The
Decameron by Giovanni Boccaccio,
starring Joan Fontaine and, as
Boccaccio, Louis Jourdan.
90
Deep Down: A Story From the
Heart of Coal Country
DVD
81 min
2010
DVD 4271
Neighbors and friends living in a small
eastern Kentucky community find
themselves on opposite sides of a
debate over the activities of a coal
mining company conducting
mountaintop removal mining in their
backyards.
The Deep End
DVD
101 min
2001
DVD 168
Suspense thriller with Tilda Swinton as
a mother of three who becomes
enmeshed in deception and blackmail
when she suspects her son is guilty of
murder. With Goran Visnjic and
Jonathan Tucker.
Deer Hunter, The
DVD
183 min
1978
DVD 76
Tracks the lives of steelworker friends
before, during, and after they serve in
Vietnam. With Robert De Niro,
Christopher Walken, and John Savage.
Deer in the Works
Defying Gravity
Deluge
16MM
25 min
1980
F 126
An adaptation of Kurt Vonnegut’s story
abot a man who trades his
independence for the security of a job
in a corporation.
DVD
60 min
2009
DVD 3060
TV mini-series about 8 astronauts
undertaking a tour of the solar system
in the not too distant future.
Deewar
Degenerate Art
VHS
60 min
1995
V 2116 (in storage)
Presents recent political history of
Ethiopia within a personal narrative
framework. Filmmaker Salem Mekuria
describes the loss of her brother and
best friend resulting from political
unrest following the collapse of Halie
Selassie’s regime.
DVD
163 min
1975
DVD 1581, DVD 4795
The movie tells the story of two
brothers, Vijay and Ravi Verma, who
follow different career paths: Vijay is a
smuggler and Ravi the policeman who
is asked to hunt Vijay down. Starring
Amitabh Bachchan, Shashi Kapoor,
and Parveen Babi.
The Defender
DVD
130 min
1957
DVD 4753
A live television courtroom drama first
shown in 1957 as a two-hour special. A
CBS "Studio One" presentation, this
was the pilot for the series. Steve
McQueen plays a man on trial for
murder, defended by Ralph Bellamy
and William Shatner. (b&w)
Defending Your Life
DVD
112 min
1991
DVD 834
Albert Brooks’ romantic fantasy about
judgement in the afterlife. With Brooks,
Meryl Streep, Rip Torn, and Buck Henry.
The Defiant Ones
DVD
96 min
1958
DVD 3016
Two escaped convicts chained
together, white and black, must learn to
get along in order to elude capture.
Starring Tony Curtis and Sidney Portier.
The Defiant Ones
VHS
97 min
1958
V 1541 in storage
Sidney Poitier and Tony Curtis play two
escapees from a Southern work gang
who are bound by an iron chain, in
spite of their racial antagonism. (b&w)
Definitive Dali: A Lifetime
Retrospective
VHS
75 min
1988
V 3083 (in storage)
Presents Dali’s accomplishments in
painting, sculpture, writing, fashion, and
film, in the context of his life. Narration
is drawn from Dali’s writings in "My
Secret Life" and "The Unspeakable
Confessions of Salvador Dali."
Definitive Jux Presents: The
Revenge of the Robots
DVD
200 min
2003
DVD 4707
Documentary on the 2002 "Revenge of
the Robots" tour by hip- hop collective
Definitive Jux. Includes performances
by EL-P, RJD2, Mr. Lif. With bonus CD
featuring live recordings, and an
interactive hip-hop trivia game.
VHS
58 min
1993
V 1119 in storage
Describes Nazi attacks on the avant
garde and their desecration of
modernist art culminating in the 1937
exhibition of "Entartete Kunst"
(degenerate art) in Munich. The film
also describes the opening of the Haus
der Kunst and the Nazi approved art it
exhibited. Produced in conjunction with
the 1991 Los Angeles County Museum
reconstruction of the "degenerate art"
exhibition, which assembled more than
150 surviving masterworks from the
original show and gathered
photographic documentation, motionpicture footage and the recollections of
witnesses of the time.
The Decalogue
DVD
584 min
1989
DVD 3553
3-disc set of the 1989 Polish television
drama series directed by Krzysztof
Kieślowski, and co-written by
Kieślowski with Krzysztof
Piesiewicz, with music by Zbigniew
Preisner. It consists of 10 one-hour
films, each of which represents one of
the Ten Commandments, exploring
possible meanings of the
commandment within a fictional story
set in modern Poland.
Delineation and Diagnosis of
Craniofacial Syndromes
VHS
39 min
1993
V 3007 (in storage)
American Speech-Language-Hearing
Association sponsored teleseminar,
providing information about
communication disorders associated
with craniofacial anomalies and
syndromes.
Delirium
VHS
45 min
1993
V 1454 in storage
Filmmaker Mindy Faber’s portrait of her
mother explores links between the
nuclear family and madness.
Deliverance
DVD
109 min
1972
DVD 1295
Jon Voight, Burt Reynolds, Ronny Cox
and Ned Beatty spend a weekend in
the wilds canoeing and trying to avoid
inbred, hostile mountain folk in
Georgia. Based on the novel by James
Dickey. With Bill McKinney and Herbert
Coward.
91
Dementia
VHS
60 min
1955
V 1718 in storage
Woman living in dismal apartment
wanders the streets, tormented by
nightmarish visions. With Adrienne
Barrett, Bruno VeSota, and Angelo
Rossitto. Originally filmed without
dialoge and released as Dementia.
(b&w)
The Democrat and the Dictator
(A Walk Through the Twentieth
Century with Bill Moyers)
VHS
60 min
1988
V 1099 in storage
Journalist Bill Moyers compares and
contrasts the careers of Franklin D.
Roosevelt and Adolf Hitler, focusing on
the youth, personality, leadership style,
and political goals of each.
Demon Rum (American
Experience)
VHS
58 min
1989
V 706 in storage
Portrays Detroit, Michigan before,
during, and after Prohibition. Includes
segments about Henry Ford’s influence
and recollections of people who lived
through the era. (b&w)
Demons
VHS
88 min
1985
V 1955 in storage
A movie theater audience is
transformed into a horde of demons.
Musical score includes songs by
Motley Crue, Scorpions, and other mideighties heavy metal. Produced by
Dario Argento.
Denishawn Dances On!
VHS
100 min
2002
V 2251 in storage
23 works of choreographers Ruth St.
Denis and Ted Shawn, re- created by
dancers Barton Munaw and Jane
Sherman, and performed by the
Denishawn Repertory Dancers and the
Vanaver Caravan.
Denishawn: The Birth of
Modern Dance
DVD
dv1394
40 min
1988
The Departed
Dersu Uzala
DVD
151 min
2006
DVD 2741
Martin Scorsese’s remake of the Hong
Kong hit Infernal Affairs, with Leonardo
DiCaprio, Matt Damon, Jack Nicholson,
Martin Sheen, Mark Wahlberg, and
Alec Baldwin. Two moles race to
uncover one another–DiCaprio plays
an undercover cop acting the part of an
Irish mobster, and Damon plays a mob
informant who infiltrated the police.
DVD
140 min
1974
DVD 482
Epic drama by Akira Kurosawa, based
on a true story, and filmed on location
in the Soviet Union. Mongolian
frontiersman saves Soviet surveying
crew from death, and becomes friends
with the group’s leader. With Maxim
Munzuk and Yuri Solomin.
Departures
DVD
131 min
2008
DVD 2856
A man begins working as a funeral
professional, and embarks on a
spiritual journey.
Depression
VHS
19 min
1987
V 404 in storage
Profiles Percy Knauth, a founding editor
of Sports Illustrated, who was afflicted
with severe suicidal depression. He
made a spectacular recovery with drug
therapy prescribed by his psychiatrist
to correct the chemical imbalance in
his brain. The program describes the
wide variety of anti-depressant agents
at the disposal of physicians in treating
the distinct types of depression in
different patients.
Desert Hearts
DVD
91 min
1986
DVD 406
University professor leaves her
loveless marriage and travels to 1950’s
Reno, Nevada, where she falls in love
with her landlord’s daughter. Based on
the novel Desert of the Heart, by Jane
Rule. With Helen Shaver, Patricia
Charbonneau, and Audra Lindley.
Designing Clinical Strategies for
Language Impaired Children
VHS
148 min
1983
V 477A (in storage)
Jeanette S. Leonard and Laurence B.
Leonard, Ph. D., discuss the application
of single subject designs involving
therapy with language-impaired
children in day-to-day clinical practices.
Five different experimental designs are
illustrated through case studies.
Desk Set
The American Friend
DVD
125 min
1977
DVD 2604
Based on the novel "Ripley’s Game" by
Patricia Highsmith.
The Last Laugh
16MM
90 min
1924
F 261
16mm print of Murnau’s classic. (b&w)
Derek
DVD
76 min
2008
DVD 2064
Directed by Isaac Julien, written and
narrated by actress Tilda Swinton,
Derek is a poetic homage to the late
British filmmaker, set designer, and
artist, Derek Jarman. Includes clips
from Jarman’s experimental theatrical
works and 8mm films, interview footage
shot shortly before his death in 1994,
and covers the influential music videos
made with The Smiths and The Pet
Shop Boys. "A cinematic scrapbook of
the life and times of an iconoclast,
aesthete and provocateur" (Stephen
Holden, The New York Times).
Le Dernier Combat (The Last
Battle)
DVD
93 min
1983
DVD 4673
Luc Besson’s post-apocalyptic drama
set in a future war-devastated world.
(b&w)
DVD
103 min
1957
DVD 902
Spencer Tracy plays an efficiency
expert and Katharine Hepburn plays an
efficient researcher at a TV network in
this comedy, based on the play by
William Marchant.
The Desperate Hours
DVD
112 min
1955
DVD 3720
William Wyler’s film adaptation of the
novel and play by Joseph Hayes.
Humphrey Bogart plays an escaped
con who breaks into a suburban home
and holds the family hostage. With
Frederic March. (b&w)
Desperate Remedies
VHS
92 min
1994
V 2219 in storage
New Zealand drama set in an
imaginary 19th century town. A woman
tries to save her sister from a doomed
love, and her family from ruin. With
Jennifer Ward-Lealand, Kevin Smith,
and Lisa Chappell.
Destination Mozart: A Night at
the Opera with Peter Sellars
VHS
58 min
1990
V 900
A documentary on Peter Sellars with
excerpts from three of his works: The
Marriage of Figaro, Don Giovanni, and
Cosı̀ fan tutte.
Destination Tokyo
DVD
135 min
1943
DVD 2622
Cary Grant in is the captain of the
submarine U.S.S. Copperfin whose
mission is to land a meteorologist in
Tokyo Bay. Along the way he must
watch out for submarine nets, floating
mines and treacherous prisoners-ofwar. With John Garfield and Alan Hale.
(b&w)
Destroy All Monsters
DVD
90 min
1968
DVD 213
Aliens take over Monster Island and
dispatch Godzilla, Mothra, Rodan, and
other island inhabitants to take over the
world.
Destry Rides Again
VHS
1939
V 2120 (in storage)
James Stewart plays a mild-mannered
deputy called upon to restore order in a
corrupt frontier town. Marlene Dietrich
is a saloon girl. (b&w)
Detectives: 3 Original TV Shows
DVD
180 min
DVD 640
Collection of 3 TV shows from the early
1950’s, that were originally created as
radio shows in the 1930’s and 40’s:
"Dangerous Assignment" (1952), with
Brian Donlevy as special agent Steve
Mitchell, "Philip Marlow, Detective"
(1960), with Philip Carey as Marlowe,
"Richard Diamond, Private Detective"
(1957), with David Janssen. Also
contains 3 radio classics from the early
1950’s: "Assignment in the Islands",
"the Anniversary Gift" (Philip Marlowe),
and "The Gibson Murder Case"
(Richard Diamond). (b&w)
Detour
DVD
68 min
1945
DVD 2903
Film noir classic focusing on a
hitchhiker in L.A. who is drawn into a
life of crime. With Tom Neal and Ann
Savage. (b&w)
Desperately Seeking Susan
DVD
104 min
1985
DVD 404
Madonna and Rosanna Arquette in
adventure-comedy directed by Susan
Seidelman. A bored New Jersey
housewife is drawn into the freespirited world of a mysterious drifter.
With Robert Joy and Aidan Quinn.
92
Detour
VHS
69 min
1945
V 2041 (in storage)
Film noir classic focusing on a
hitchhiker in L.A. who is drawn into a
life of crime. With Tom Neal and Ann
Savage. (b&w)
Development of Pre-Verbal
Speech
VHS
15 min
1980
V 3049
Traces infant speech development from
birth to 14 months.
Devi: The Goddess
16MM
96 min
1960
F 155
A deeply religious landowner becomes
convinced that his daughter-in-law is an
incarnation of the goddess Kali. (b&w)
Devi: The Goddess
VHS
96 min
1960
V1269 in storage
Set in India in the 1830’s. A young wife
in a wealthy household is deified by her
father-in-law after he sees her in a
dream as the goddess Durga. With
Chhabi Biswas, Soumitra Chaterjee,
and Sharmila Tagore. (b&w)
The Devil Bat
VHS
71 min
1946
V 1716 in storage
Kindly village doctor (Bela Lugosi)
conducts weird experiments in his
home lab. (b&w)
Devil in a Blue Dress
DVD
101 min
1995
DVD 4406
Neo-noir mystery film directed by Carl
Franklin and photographed by Tak
Fujimoto, based on Walter Mosley’s
novel of the same name and featuring
Denzel Washington, Tom Sizemore,
Jennifer Beals, and Don Cheadle. In
1948 Los Angeles, Ezekiel "Easy"
Rawlins is a World War II veteran who
returns to Los Angleles to find he has
been unfairly laid off from an aircraft
manufacturer, so he becomes a private
investigator instead.
The Devil’s Backbone
The Dhamma Brothers
DVD
110 min
2001
DVD 226
Guillermo del Toro’s ghost story set in a
Spanish orphanage during the final
days of the Spanish Civil War. The
young son of a war hero is visited by
the ghost of one of the orphanage’s
previous residents. With Federico
Luppi and Eduardo Noriega.
VHS
76 min
2008
DVD 2032
East meets West in the Deep South.
An overcrowded maximum-security
prison-the end of the line in Alabama’s
correctional system-is dramatically
changed by the influence of an ancient
meditation program, when the
Donaldson Correction Facility becomes
the first maximum-security prison in
North America to hold an extended
Vipassana retreat, an emotionally and
physically demanding course of silent
meditation lasting ten days. The film
documents the stories of 36 inmates
who enter into this arduous program,
and in the process raises questions
about religion, the purpose of the
prison system, and the potential for
human beings to change.
Devil’s Playground
DVD
77 min
2002
DVD 2373
The Devil’s Playground is a fascinating
and moving documentary about a littleknown aspect of Amish life. Amish are
not permitted to join the church until
their late teens, and have to do so of
their own volition. The film explores
rumspringa, wherein young Amish are
given the opportunity to explore the
"English" way of life. Filmmaker Lucy
Walker tracked a few of these young
people over the course of their
experience. The film shows how
difficult it is for them to break away from
the church. Many of them "act out,"
exploring not just Nintendo and rock
music, but alcohol, drugs, and sex. But
almost all of them return to the church,
and this fairly balanced documentary
makes it clear that despite the church’s
stance, there is tremendous pressure,
both economic and emotional, on these
kids to return to the fold. The film
focuses on a young man, Faron, who
develops a serious drug problem and
decides not to get baptized, and a
young woman, Velda, who was
baptized, and then later, suffering from
acute depression, made the difficult
decision to leave the church. Walker
successfully captures the compelling
details of this formerly closed and
forbidding world, and the essentially
ordinary kids who inhabit it.
The Devil’s Playground
The Devil Rides Out
DVD
95 min
1968
DVD 1715
Based on the novel by Dennis
Wheatley. The Duc de Richleau and
Rex van Ryan must rescue their friend
Simon Aron from a devil worshipping
cult. With Christopher Lee and Charles
Gray.
The Devil Wears Prada
DVD
109 min
2006
DVD 2705
Director David Frankel puts his Sex in
the City experience to good use in story
about a high-powered, ruthless fasion
magazine editor and a floundering New
Yorker who works as her assistant. With
Meryl Streep, Anne Hathaway, Stanley
Tucci, and Emily Blunt. Adapted from
the novel by Lauren Weisberger.
VHS
100 min
1976
V 3344 in storage
Australian drama set in a Catholic boys’
boarding school. With Arthur Dignam,
Nick Tate, and Simon Burke.
Dexter: the Fifth Season
DVD
618 min
2010
A likeable Miami police forensics expert
moonlights as a serial killer of criminals
who he believes have escaped justice.
Dexter: The First Season
DVD
650 min
2006
DVD 1691
Michael C. Hall stars as Dexter
Morgan, a serial killer who works for the
Miami Metro Police Department as a
blood spatter analyst, in this Showtime
series. With Jennifer Carpenter.
93
Dhobi Ghat
DVD
DVD 3451
178 min
2010
Diabolique
DVD
116 min
1954
DVD 1690
The sadistic headmaster of a boys’
school is murdered by his tremulous
wife and vengeful mistress in this
French thriller. They dump the body,
but suddenly the deceased appears in
a recent school photograph. The
suspense twists to a surprising climax.
In French with English subtitles. (b&w)
Diago Artista Apalencado
DVD
27 min
2013
DVD 4024
Portrait of a Cuban multimedia artist,
Juan Roberto Diago who employs
discarded materials he finds in his
neighborhood. Diago understands the
creative possibilities of recycling and
bricolage, and also enriches his
images by juxtaposing graffiti with
racially contesting intent. His artwork
results in "cultural resistance". He has
labeled himself a "maroon artist". In
this documentary, Diago openly
discusses issues of race and poverty in
contemporary Cuba, as well as their
representation in his paintings and
installations.
Dial M for Murder
DVD
105 min
1955
DVD 1733
Grace Kelly, Ray Milland and Robert
Cummings star in Alfred Hitchcock’s
suspenseful thriller. Suave yet
conniving Milland frames his wife for
murder. (b&w)
Dial M for Murder
VHS
105 min
1954
V 3342 in storage
Hitchcock murder thriller, about a tennis
pro whose plot to commit a "perfect"
murder unravels. With Ray Milland,
Grace Kelly, and Robert Cummings.
Diana’s Hair Ego: AIDS Info Up
Front
The Dick Cavett Show Ray
Charles Collection
VHS
29 min
1990
DVD 3881, V3153 (in storage)
Documents the growth of the South
Carolina AIDS Education Network,
which operates out of Diana’s Hair Ego
salon.
DVD
210 min
1972
DVD 1798
This disk includes three complete
episodes featuring all of Ray Charles’
appearances on The Dick Cavett Show.
In this collection, Ray speaks candidly
about his life and career and performs
14 songs, including: "Georgia On My
Mind," "Born To Lose," "I Can’t Stop
Loving You," "Eleanor Rigby," and
"America the Beautiful." Includes allnew episode introductions and an
interview with Dick Cavett. Written
introduction by David Ritz, coauthor of
the autobiography Brother Ray: Ray
Charles’ Own Story. 210 mins.
Diarmaid Macculloch’s A
History of Christianity
DVD
360 min
2010
DVD 3167
Six-part series presented by Oxford
professor Diarmaid MacCulloch, based
on his book. Episode 1: The First
Christianity. Episode 2: Catholicism:
The Unpredictable Rise of Rome.
Episode 3: Orthodoxy: From Empire to
Empire. Episode 4: Reformation: The
Individual Before God. Episode 5:
Protestantism: The Evangelical
Explosion.
Diary of a Lost Girl
DVD
116 min
1929
DVD 2704
Louise Brooks stars as an innocent girl
whose life collapses when she
becomes pregnant in the follow-up to
G.W. Pabst’s Pandora’s Box. This Kino
video release, mastered from a
restoration by the Bologna
Cinematheque in Italy, adds nearly 16
minutes of previously censored
footage. Silent with a new musical
score by Joseph Turrin. Includes the
silent short "Windy Riley Goes
Hollywood" (1930, 18 min.) (b&w)
Diary of a Mad Housewife
VHS
100 min
1982
V 501 in storage
Carrie Snodgrass plays a woman who
tries to escape the misery of her family
life by having an affair. With Richard
Benjamin and Frank Langella.
The Dick Cavett Show:
Hollywood Greats
DVD
840 min
2006
DVD 2742
Twelve episodes featuring: Robert
Altman, Fred Astaire, Peter
Bodganovich, Marlon Brando, Mel
Brooks, Frank Capra, Bette Davis, Kirk
Douglas, Katharine Hepburn, Alfred
Hitchcock, John Huston, Groucho
Marx, Robert Mitchum, Debbie
Reynolds, and Orson Welles.
The Dick Cavett Show John and
Yoko Collection
DVD
210 min
1971
DVD 1799
Beatles star John Lennon made three
memorable appearances on The Dick
Cavett Show in 1971 and 1972, where
he performed briefly and spoke at
length about issues of a personal and
political bent. Includes two live
performances with Ono and Elephant’s
Memory, plus promo films for "Imagine"
and "Mrs. Lennon", clips from
experimental film projects, and more.
All three episodes are show in their
complete form. 90 mins.
The Dick Cavett Show Rock
Icons
DVD
565 min
1969
DVD 1800
A collection of 10 episodes featuring
the most memorable musical moments
of The Dick Cavett Show. Highlights
include a 20-year-old Steve Wonder
performing "Signed Sealed Delivered"
just days after the song’s release; a
rare TV interview with David Bowie
who performs "Young Americans" with
Luther Vandross on backup vocals and
David Sanborn on saxophone; three
appearances by Janis Joplin including
one with movie star Gloria Swanson
and another just two months prior to
her death; and a historic episode with
David Crosby Stephen Stills Jefferson
Airplane and Joni Mitchell recorded the
day after Woodstock.
Dido and Aeneas
DVD
56 min
1995
DVD 550
Adaptation of Henry Purcell’s baroque
opera, conceived and choreographed
by Mark Morris, who plays the roles of
Dido and the Sorceress. Supporting
roles are played by the Mark Morris
Dance Group, and vocal soloists
include mezzo soprano Jennifer Lane.
Dido and Aeneas
DVD
60 min
1995
DVD 2585
Henry Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas,
filmed on location at Hampton Court,
England. With Maria Ewing and Karl
Daymond, with Collegium Musicum 90
conducted by richard Hickox.
Die Another Day
DVD
132 min
2002
DVD 308
Pierce Brosnan as Agent 007 in the
20th official James Bond adventure.
With Halle Berry and Rosamund Pike.
Two-disc set, with audio commentary
by Brosnan and others, Madonna "Die
Another Day" music video.
94
Die Hard
VHS
131 min
1988
Action drama about a New York City
policeman, in Los Angeles to spend
Christmas with his estranged wife, who
becomes involved in a terrorist attack
on an office building. With Bruce Willis
and Alexander Godunov. Based on the
novel by Roderick Thorp.
Die Zauberflöte
DVD
161 min
1989
DVD 2222
Production of Mozart’s The Magic Flute,
staged in Sweden’s Drottningholm
Court Theatre. Directed and produced
for Swedish television by Thomas
Olofsson. With Stefan Dahlberg as
Tamino, Ann Christine Biel as Pamina,
and Laszlo Polgar as Sarastro.
Different From the Others
DVD
50 min
1919
DVD 825
One of the earliest gay-themed films,
reconstructed by the Filmmuseum
Muenchen. Conrad Veidt plays a gay
concert pianist blackmailed by a
closeted low-life. Directed by Richard
Oswald. (b&w)
Digital Nation
DVD
90 min
2010
DVD 2648
Frontline producer Rachel Dretzin
embarks on a journey to understand
the implications of living in a world
consumed by technology and the
impact that this constant connectivity
may have on future generations. With
commentatary by Douglas Rushkoff, a
leading thinker and writer on the digital
revolution – and one-time evangelist for
technology’s positive impact.
Dillinger
DVD
109 min
1973
DVD 3599
Gangster film about the life and
criminal exploits of Depression era
bank robber John Dillinger, with Warren
Oates as Dillinger and Ben Johnson as
his pursuer, FBI Agent Melvin Purvis. It
contains the first film performance by
the singer Michelle Phillips as
Dillinger’s moll as Billie Frechette.
Dim Sum
DVD
87 min
1985
DVD 1586
Wayne Wang’s comedy, set in San
Francisco’s Chinatown, examines the
conflict between generations in the
story of a Chinese-American family
trying to maintain a link to their cultural
heritage while the world is changing
around them. In English and
Cantonese with English subtitles.
Dinner at Eight
The Disappeared
DVD
111 min
1933
DVD 2391
Social climbing Millicent (Billie Burke)
and Oliver Jordan (Lionel Barrymore)
throw a dinner for a bunch of New York
society types, each of whom has much
to reveal. Also starring Marie Dressler,
John Barrymore and Jean Harlow.
Based on the play by George Kaufman.
(b&w)
DVD
96 min
2008
DVD 4292
Reveals the horrors of Argentina’s Dirty
War (1976-83) through the experience
of Horacio Pietragalla, a young man
raised by the maid of the officer who
kidnapped him after the military brutally
murdered his parents.
The Dinner: The High School
Class of 1965
Discovering American Indian
Music
DVD
26 min
1986
V 281 (archival DVD)
Members of the Lexington High School
of 1965 reflect on their high school
experiences and their lives since
graduation.
VHS
24 min
1971
V 1517 in storage
A look at the wide diversity of musical
styles found among American Indian
tribes, some common threads linking
traditional music and dance, and the
social and ceremonial functions of
these arts.
Directed by Andrei Tarkovsky
Discovering Hamlet
VHS
101 min
1988
V 1612 in storage
Documentary on film director Andrei
Tarkovsky, by the editor of his last film,
"The Sacrifice".
VHS
53 min
1990
V 943 in storage
Behind-the-scenes look at Derek
Jacobi directing Kenneth Branagh as
the latter prepares to play the role of
Hamlet for the first time.
Directors on Directing (Part 1)
DVD
53 min
2006
DVD 4802
Fifth part of Ally Acker’s Filmmakers on
Film series, featuring Susan Seidelman
and Amy Heckerling. Includes interview
material with Barbra Streisand.
Directors on Directing (Part 2)
DVD
DVD 4803
#6 in Ally Acker’s series "Filmmakers
on Film". Includes interviews with
Martha Coolidge and Donna Deitch,
along with clips from some of their
films. Includes interview material with
Barbra Streisand.
Dirty Dozen, The
DVD
150 min
1967
DVD 73
Army major trains a squad of misfits for
a suicide mission against the Nazis.
With Lee Marvin, Charles Bronson, Jim
Brown, and John Cassavetes.
Dirty Harry
DVD
102 min
1971
DVD 256
Clint Eastwood plays a violent police
inspector who decides to take the law
into his own hands.
Dirty Pretty Things
DVD
97 min
2003
DVD 644
Two immigrants living in London make
a disturbing discovery in thriller
directed by Stephen Frears. With
Chiwetel Ejiofor and Audrey Tatou.
Discovering Psychology,
Program 1 & 2: Past, Present,
and Promise/ Understanding
Research
VHS
55 min
1989
V 774A
Program 1 explores psychology in
relation to philosophy, anthropology,
biochemistry, and artificial intelligence.
Program 2 presents the scientific
method in the field of psychology.
Discovering Psychology,
Programs 3 & 4: The Behaving
Brain/ The Responsive Brain
VHS
55 min
1989
V 774B (in storage)
Program 3 deals with the brain’s
structures, its biochemical reactions,
and how these two affect behavior.
Program 4 attempts to explain how the
brain controls behavior and the role
played by the environment.
Discovering Psychology,
Programs 5 & 6: The
Developing Child/ Language
Development
VHS
55 min
1989
V 774C in storage
Program 5 details the impact of
heredity and environment on children’s
development. Program 6 describes
how psychologists search for truths
about the mind, society, and culture by
studying how children develop complex
language skills and use language in
social communication.
95
Discovering Psychology,
Programs 7 & 8: Sensation and
Perception/ Learning
VHS
56 min
1989
V 774D in storage
Program 7 deals with how we transform
raw sensory data into meaningful
impressions. Also focuses on the ways
personal experience influences our
perceptions. Program 8 describes the
principles of classical and operant
condition to show how learning occurs.
Features the research of Pavlov,
Thorndike, and Skinner.
Discovering Psychology,
Programs 9 & 10: Remembering
and Forgetting/ Cognitive
Processes
VHS
55 min
1989
V 774E (in storage)
Program 9 looks at the complex
process of memory. Examines how
experiences are translated into codes
in the memory, why we forget, and how
memory can be improved. Program 10
examines the cognitive processes of
reasoning, planning, and problem
solving.
Discovering Psychology,
Programs 11 & 12: Judgment
and Decision Making/ Motivation
and Emotion
VHS
56 min
1989
V 774F (in storage)
Program 11 explains why and how
judgments and decisions are made.
Also explores the psychology of risk
taking and negotiation. Program 12
examines biological and psychological
aspects of motivation and emotion as
seen in studies of sexual behavior and
the power of optimistic beliefs.
Discovering Psychology,
Programs 13 & 14: The Mind
Awake and Asleep/The Mind
Hidden and Divided
VHS
55 min
1989
V 774G (in storage)
Program 13 explores the nature of
sleeping, dreaming, and altered states
of consciousness. Also looks at how
consciousness lets us interpret,
analyze, and direct our behavior in
adaptive, flexible ways. Program 14
examines how events and experiences
of the subconscious affect moods,
actions, and health. Includes case
studies of multiple personality and splitbrain patients and demonstrations of
hypnosis.
Discovering Psychology,
Program 15 & 16: The Self/
Testing and Intelligence
VHS
55 min
1989
V 774H in storage
Program 15 explores society’s role in
shaping our ideas of who we really are.
Also examines the emotional and
motivational consequences of beliefs
about oneself. Program 16 defines
intelligence and how it is measured.
Discovering Psychology,
Program 17 & 18: Sex and
Gender/Maturing and Aging
VHS
56 min
1989
V 774I
Program 17 questions whether men
and women are psychologically
different or if they are similar in some
ways. Also examines how sex roles
reflect social values. Program 18 looks
at physical and psychological aging
and shows how society reacts to the
last stages of life.
Discovering Pyschology,
Programs 19 & 20: The Power
of the Situation/Constructing
Social Reality
VHS
55 min
1989
V 774J
Program 19 examines how situational
forces can manipulate beliefs and
behavior. Also examines how social
psychologists interpret human behavior
within its broader social context.
Program 20 looks at how mental
processes color our interpretations of
reality.
Discovering Psychology,
Programs 21 & 22:
Psychopathology/
Psychotherapy
VHS
56 min
1989
V 774K in storage
Program 21 defines and explores
schizophrenia, phobias, and affective
disorders. Also includes discussions
with clinical psychologists who examine
various factors that can lead to mental
and behavioral disorders. Program 22
describes how theory, research, and
practice come together in the treatment
of psychological disorders. Also
discusses how attitudes toward the
mentally ill have been influenced by
historical, cultural, and social forces.
Discovering Psychology,
Program 23 & 24: Health, Mind,
and Behavior/In Space, Toward
Peace
VHS
56 min
1989
V 774L (in storage)
Program 23 explores new thinking on
the relationship between mind and
body, examining the new bio-psychosocial model which is replacing the
traditional biomedical model. Program
24 illustrates the psychology of peace.
Also examines how psychologists
prepare astronauts for space travel.
Discovering Psychology,
Programs 25 & 26: A Union of
Opposites/New Directions
VHS
56 min
1989
V 774M (in storage)
Program 25 uses the yin-yang model of
complementary opposites to aid in an
understanding of basic principles
thought to govern human nature and
animal behavior. Program 26 features
prominent psychologists who discuss
new directions in research and theory
in the field of psychology and possible
applications. They also discuss how
psychology can contribute to the
quality of human life.
Discovering the Music of Africa
VHS
22 min
V 1231 in storage
Describes music of Africa, especially
Ghana, in terms of music and means of
communication. Demonstrates
rhythmical music of bells, rattles, and
drums, as well as examples of
traditional dance.
Discreet Charm of the
Bourgeoisie: Le Charme discret
de la bourgeoisie
VHS
100 min
1972
V 1353 in storage
Luis Bunuel’s social satire about an
elegant dinner party at which no one
ever gets to eat. With Fernando Rey,
Delphine Seyrig, and Stephane Audran.
VHS
46 min
2002
V 2293 (in storage)
Documentary on the experiences of
U.S Army privates Edward Herman and
Emerson College professor Robert
Hilliard, who, when stationed in
Germany at the close of WWII, acted to
alleviate the suffering and end
mistreatment of displaced people in a
camp run by the U.S. military.
The Displaced Person
VHS
58 min
1987
V 752 in storage
(American Short Story Collection).
Story by Flannery O’Connor, set in the
late 1940’s. Family of East European
refugees comes to live and work on a
Southern farm. With John Houseman
and Irene Worth.
Dissection of the Human Brain
VHS
50 min
1987
V 960C (in storage)
Demonstrates dissection techniques
and anatomical features of the brain,
including lobes, cortex, association
fibers, projection and commisural fibers,
and telencephalic nuclei and fibers.
District 9
DVD
112 min
2009
DVD 3655
Diector Neill Blomkamp’s science fiction
thriller, about aliens exiled to a slum on
the fringes of Johannesburg, South
Africa. Shot on location in Chiawelo,
Soweto, presenting fictional interviews,
news footage, and video from
surveillance cameras in a part-mock
documentary style format. With Sharlto
Copley, Jason Cope, and David James.
District B13
84 min
96
DVD
104 min
2007
DVD 1604
Shia LaBeouf stars in this thriller as a
teenager under house arrest who
suspects his neighbor of being a serial
killer. Also starring Sarah Roemer,
Carrie-Anne Moss, and David Morse.
Diva
VHS
123 min
1981
V 1290 in storage
Frustrated by an operatic superstar’s
refusal to make a recording, a young
fan makes a secret tape, and is stalked
by those who plan to blackmail the
diva. When he accidentally winds up
with another secretly made tape, he
finds himself chased through Paris by
blackmailers, hitmen, and the police.
Based on the novel by Delacorta. With
Frederic Andrei, Roland Bertin, and
Thuy An Luu.
Diversity Opportunity Tool
Displaced! Miracle at St.
Ottilien
DVD
DVD 3199
Disturbia
2005
DVD
1993
An interactive videodisc designed to
educate faculty, staff, and students at
predominantly white colleges about
racial intolerance. Users view
dramatizations of college life and select
alternate solutions to the problems
presented.
Divided We Fall: American in
the Aftermath
DVD
90 min
2008
DVD 3633
When a turbaned Sikh man is brutally
murdered in the aftermath of
September 11, 2001, a college student
journeys across America to discover
who counts as "American" in times of
crisis. Extras include "Becoming
American: The Journey of an Early
Sikh Pioneer", "The Sikh Religion:
Beyond the Turban", "Japanese
American Internment Survivors
Speak", and more resources about
intolerance of race and religion.
Divine Horsemen: The Living
Gods of Haiti
DVD
52 min
1951
DVD 1168
Journey into the world of the Voudoun
religion of Haiti, filmed by Maya Deren
1947-51, and edited after her death by
Teji and Cherel Ito. As a Voudoun
initiate, Deren was able to take camera
and sound equipment to closed
ceremonies and rituals. (b&w)
Divine Horsemen: The Living
Gods of Haiti
VHS
52 min
1977
V 3023 in storage
Maya Deren’s exploration of the
Voudoun religion of Haiti, completed
posthumously from film of voodoo
dances and rituals, shot between 1947
and 1951. (b&w)
Divine Intervention: A Chronicle
of Love and Pain
DVD
90 min
2002
DVD 2285
Elia Suleiman’s film is an allegory of
the current state of Arab-Israeli
relations and a darkly devastating
comedy. A Palestinian man (Suleiman)
and his Israeli girlfriend (Manal Khader)
must meet near an Israeli checkpoint
whenever they want to visit. This
seemingly inconvenient arrangement
proves epically challenging in a series
of episodes of comic friction and
bizarre surrealism. In Arabic and
Hebrew with English subtitles.
The Diving Bell and the
Butterfly
DVD
112 min
2007
DVD 3168
Julian Schnabel won best director at
Cannes for bringing Jean-Dominique
Bauby’s memoir to the screen. The late
Elle magazine editor suffered a stroke
that left his entire body paralyzed,
except for his left eyelid, which he used
to blink a witty life story into existence
in defiance of his "locked-in syndrome."
Mathieu Amalric plays Bauby, whose
motionless body is free in his memories
and fantasies, rendered cinematically
with ocean-deep narration and expert
POV photography by Janusz Kaminski.
The DNA Revolution (20th
Century with Mike Wallace)
Doctor Who: the Complete Fifth
Series
VHS
50 min
1998
V 3154 in storage
Describes how knowledge and
manipulation of DNA has changed the
world in a few decades.
DVD
585 min
2010
DVD 2916
The hero of Dr. Who has the ability to
transform and recreate himself many
times over, so, appropriately, the BBC
has continued to produce new
episodes, despite the fact that the
character first debuted in 1963. The
modern revival of Dr. Who, which
began in 2004, carries on the tradition
of constantly revamping the show and
replacing the actor who portrays the
enigmatic hero. The fifth series (or
"season" in American parlance) gives
fans a new Doctor (Matt Smith) and a
new traveling companion named Amy
(Karen Gillian).
DNA Techniques
VHS
26 min
1988
V 1738 in storage
Looks at the advantages and dangers
inherent in biogenetic engineering.
Do Bigha Zamin
DVD
142 min
1953
DVD 3624
Story of a farmer and his family in West
Bengal, as they try to keep their small
family farm. With Balraj Sahni and
Nirupa Roy. (b&w)
Do the Right Thing
DVD
120 min
1989
DVD 69
Criterion Collection double-disc set
with widescreen version of Spike Lee’s
film on disc one, and supplements on
disc two. Supplements include video
introduction by Spike Lee, Public
Enemey’s video for "Fight the Power",
directed by Spike Lee, Cannes FIlm
Festival press conference.
Do You Speak American?
DJ Spooky’s Rebirth of a Nation
DVD
100 min
2004
DVD 2185
Nearly 100 years after D.W. Griffith’s
Birth of a Nation was released, Paul D.
Miller, aka DJ Spooky That Subliminal
Kid, creates a daring remix of the epic
to expose the film’s true meaning and
relate it to the socio-political conflicts of
America today.
Djanto Unchained
DVD
166 min
2012
DVD 3786
Quentin Tarantino’s story, set in the
antebellum era, follows a slave who
teams up with a bounty hunter to find
and rescue his wife from a brutal
plantation owner. With Jamie Foxx,
Christoph Walz, Kerry Washington,
Leonardo DiCaprio, and Samuel L.
Jackson.
DVD
180 min
2005
DVD 757
Robert MacNeil travels across the
country to examine the state of
American English, and to find answers
to sociolinguistic questions about why
spoken English varies according to
location, class, and race. In three parts:
Up North, Down South, Out West.
D.O.A.
VHS
83 min
1949
V 2087 in storage
Low-budget noir classic, with Edmond
O’Brien as a businessman who
discovers he has been poisoned, and
searches for his own killer. With music
by Dimitri Tiomkin. (b&w)
The Doctor
DVD
123 min
1991
DVD 2033
A successful surgeon learns what it’s
like to be a patient. With William Hurt,
Christine Lahti, and Mandy Patinkin.
DNA and the Evidence for
Evolution
Doctor Atomic
VHS
20 min
V 1736 in storage
Shows the structure and replicating
processes of DNA and the effects of
genetic mutation. Demonstrates the
Lederberg Experiment, which
illustrates that selection of adaptive
organisms can take place without
exposure to the environment.
DVD
288 min
2008
DVD 2634
An opera by contemporary American
composer John Adams, with libretto by
Peter Sellars, focusing on the stress
and moral struggles of J. Robert
Oppenheimer and the team of
scientists preparing to test the first
atomic bomb. With Gerald Finley,
Jessica Rivera, and Richard Paul Fink.
97
Doctor Who: The Complete
Fourth Series
DVD
2008
DVD 2848
Fourth series of the revived British
science fiction television program
produced by the BBC, which depicts
the adventures of a mysterious and
eccentric humanoid alien known as the
Doctor who travels through time and
space in his spacecraft, the TARDIS
(an acronym for Time And Relative
Dimensions In Space). This
incarnation of Doctor Who is played by
David Tennant.
Doctor Who: The Complete
Third Series
DVD
652 min
2006
DVD 4282, 4500
David Tennant stars as the tenth
incarnation of the Doctor. Episodes
include: The Runaway Bride/ Smith
and Jones/ The Shakespeare Code/
Gridlock/ Daleks in Manhattan/
Evolution of the Daleks The Lazarus
Experiment/42/Human Nature/The
Family of Blood/Blink/Utopia/The
Sound of Drums/Last of the Time Lords.
Documentary
16MM
130 min
1979
F 93, parts 1-5
A compilation in five reels of excerpts
from classic documentary films,
selected to give an overview of the
genre from 1920 to 1976. Part 1:
Nanook of the North, The Man with the
Movie Camera, The New Earth. 24
min. Part 2: Night Mail, the River, The
City. 21 min. Part 3: Triumph of the
Will, Listen to Britain, Night and Fog,
The Return. 35 min. Part 4: The quiet
One, Sit-in, Primary. 29 min. Part 5:
Hour of the Furnaces, Harlan County
U.S.A. 21 min.
Documented: A Film by an
Undocumented American
Dogma
Dolores Claiborne
DVD
90 min
2014
DVD 4838
In 2011, Pulitzer Prize-winning
journalist Jose Antonio Vargas outed
himself as an undocumented immigrant
in an essay published in the New York
Times Magazine. Documented
chronicles his journey to America from
the Philippines as a child; his journey
through America as an immigration
reform activist; and his journey inward
as he re-connects with his mother,
whom he hasn’t seen in person in over
20 years. – Container notes. In
English, Tagalog, and Spanish, with
English subtitles.
DVD
128 min
1999
DVD 510
Renegade angels Matt Damon and Ben
Affleck discover a theological loophole
that will get them back into Heaven, but
will result in the world’s end. Satirical
fantasy from director/writer Kevin Smith.
Dogtown and Z-Boys
DVD
132 min
1995
DVD 3072
Kathy Bates and Jennifer Jason Leigh
star in this adaptation of a Stephen
King bestseller. In a tiny New England
town a woman widely believed to have
killed her husband is accused of
murder. Her long estranged daughter
reluctantly returns to support her.
Dodge City
VHS
100 min
1939
V 2188 in storage
Cattleman Errol Flynn is appointed
sheriff of a lawless Old West town.
With Olivia de Havilland, Bruce Cabot,
and Alan Hale. Features a classic
barroom brawl.
The Doe Boy
DVD
87 min
2001
DVD 1991
James Duval and Kevin Anderson star
in this moving film about a halfCherokee teenager who has
hemophilia. Guarded by an
overprotective mother, he longs to be
able to hunt like his father. "First-time
filmmaker Redroad shows astounding
skill in this semi-autobiographical story
unlike any Native American film we’ve
ever seen" (Rich Cline, Shadows on
the Wall).
Dog Day Afternoon
DVD
125 min
1975
DVD 365
Confused criminal plans a bank
robbery to finance his lover’s sex
change surgery, but when his plans go
awry he becomes a media hero.
Sidney Lumet directs Al Pacino, John
Cazale, and James Broderick.
Dog Star Man
VHS
75 min
1964
V 3385 (in storage)
Stan Brakhage’s avant-garde classic,
an epic vision of universal cycles, using
superimpositions, painting on film, and
rhythmic montage.
Dogfight
DVD
92 min
1991
DVD 408
Vietnam-era drama set in San
Francisco. Young Vietnam-bound
Marine takes part in cruel game with
some friends. With River Phoenix, Lili
Taylor, and Brendan Fraser. Directed
by Nancy Savoca.
DVD
DVD 2399
91 min
2001
Dogville
DVD
DV3445
177 min
2003
Dogville Collection
DVD
142 min
1930
DVD 2782
Directed by Zion Myers and Jules
White, these unusual attractions
showcased creatively costumed
"talking" dogs of various breeds and
spoofed the noble and naughty
behaviors of people. They pulled off
grrrreat rrrriffs of the era’s movies, from
unquiet Western Front war heroics and
Great Woof Way musical extravaganzas
to Great Whelp Hunter jungle
expeditions and Prison Pups breakout
thrills. A nationwide theatre owners poll
in 1930 rated the Dogvilles as the best
short subjects over more legendary
comedy and musical series. See if you
agree, as you walk these dogs and
unleash a whole lotta laughter. (b&w)
The Dolemite RRM Collection
DVD
Collection of the films of Rudy Ray
Moore, American comedian, musician,
singer, film actor, and film producer.
Dolemite (91 min.) directed by D’Urville
Martin The human tornado (85 min.)
directed by Cliff Roquemore Petey
Wheatstraw : the devil’s son-in-law (93
min.) directed by Cliff Roquemore
Disco godfather (93 min.) directed by J.
Robert Wagoner Rude (80 min.)
directed by Cliff Roquemore The
legend of Dolemite : bigger & badder
(60 min.) directed by Ross Guidici Live
at Wetlands [N.Y.C.] (87 min.) directed
by Donald H. Randell.
A Doll’s House
DVD
95 min
1973
DVD 1487
Adaptation of Henrik Ibsen’s play,
starring Claire Bloom as Nora. Cast
includes Anthony Hopkins, Ralph
Richardson, Denholm Elliott, Anna
Massey.
A Doll’s House
VHS
99 min
1972
V 3096 in storage
Film version of Ibsen’s drama. With
Jane Fonda and David Warner.
98
Don Giovanni
VHS
177 min
V 558
Film version of Mozart’s opera,
produced on location near Venice. With
Ruggero Raimondi and Edda Moser.
Don Giovanni (Peter Sellars)
DVD
190 min
1990
DVD 2637
Peter Sellars’ production of Mozart’s
opera, relocated to late-twentiethcentury Harlem. With Eugene Perry,
Herbert Perry, and Dominique Labelle.
2-disc set, with synopsis booklet.
Don Jon
DVD
90 min
2013
DVD 4183
Romantic comedy-drama written and
directed by Joseph Gordon-Levitt,
featuring Gordon-Levitt, Scarlett
Johansson, and Julianne Moore, with
Rob Brown, Glenne Headly, Brie
Larson, and Tony Danza in supporting
roles.
Dona Flor and Her Two
Husbands
VHS
106 min
1977
V1270 (in storage)
Based on the novel by Jorge Amado. A
young widow remarried to a respectable
but undemonstrative man is visited by
her first husband’s ghost. With Sonia
Braga, Jose Wilker, Maura Mendonca.
Donald Judd’s Marfa Texas
DVD
60 min
1993
DVD 3364
Documentary by Chris Felver focusing
on American sculptor and critic Donald
Judd in the rural prairie town of Marfa,
Texas, where he relocated from New
York City in 1971. Judd discusses
aesthtics, contemporary architecture,
and his work, in the last interview he
gave before his death in 1994.
Done the Impossible: The Fan’s
Tale of Firefly & Serenity
DVD
79 min
2006
DVD 2945
Documentary fan film about the TV
series Firefly. Its main focus is on the
fans themselves, and how they came to
love the show and, ultimately, played a
part in getting the film Serenity made.
Donnie Brasco
Don’t Look Now
The Double
DVD
127 min
1997
DVD 730
When an FBI agent gets too close to the
aging hitman he is trailing, he puts his
marriage, job, and the people he cares
for in jeopardy. With Johnny Depp, Al
Pacino, Anne Heche, and Michael
Madsen. With director’s commentary.
VHS
110 min
1988
DVD 2120
Psychic thriller set in Venice, with Julie
Christie and Donald Sutherland as
parents haunted by their young
daughter’s death. Based on the novel
by Daphne Du Maurier.
Don’t Ask Don’t Tell
Don’t Shove/Two Gun Gussie
DVD
93 min
2013
DVD 4230
British black comedy written and
directed by Richard Ayoade and
starring Jesse Eisenberg and Mia
Wasikowska, based on the novella The
Double by Fyodor Dostoyevsky.
Eisenberg plays a man confronted with
a new co-worker, who is his physical
double, but his psychic opposite.
DVD
90 min
2002
DVD 3198
Re-dubbed spoof of the cheesy SCI-FI
classic Killers From Space. (b&w)
VHS
27 min
1918
V 1438 (in storage)
Two silent films featuring Harold Lloyd:
Don’t Shove (1919), 14 min. Harold at a
roller-skating birthday party. With Bebe
Daniels. Two Gun Gussie (1918), 13
min. Harold, working as a piano player
in a saloon, is mistaken for a dangerous
gunslinger. With Snub Pollard. (b&w)
Don’t Die Without Telling Me
Where You’re Going
DVD
130 min
1995
DVD 614
Romantic drama from Argentine
director Eliseo Subiela. A lonely film
projectionist invents a machine to
record his dreams, and discovers he is
the reincarnation of one of the
inventors of cinema. With Dario
Grandinetti and Marianna Arias.
Don’t Knock the Rock/Rock
Around the Clock
VHS
77 min
DVD 3138
Don’t Knock the Rock: A disc jockey
tries to prove to teenagers’ parents that
rock ’n’ roll is harmless and won’t turn
their kids into juvenile delinquents.
With Bill Haley & His Comets, Alan
Freed, and Little Richard. Rock Around
the Clock: A frustrated big-band
promoter runs into rock-and-rollers Bill
Haley and the Comets at a small-town
dance, becomes their manager, and
sets out to bring the new sound to the
world. (b&w)
The Doom Generation
DVD
83 min
1995
DVD 70
Spoiled girl, well-meaning boyfriend,
and creepy drifter set out on an odyssey
of violence after the drifter shoots a
convenience story clerk. With James
Duval, Rose McGowan, and Johnathon
Schaech, and featuring Parker Posey,
Margaret Cho, and Perry Farrell.
DVD
107 min
2003
DVD 2979
Shocker-thriller by Kiyoshi Kurosawa
about a scientist working on a bizarre
apparatus for a research company, who
is shocked when he encounters his
own doppelganger, a being who while
physically identical to him, is the
opposite in nature. Stars Koji Yakusho.
In Japanese with English subtitles.
Dorothea Lange
VHS
13 min
V 1203
(Against the Odds). Short profile of
photographer Dorothea Lange, whose
work documented the effects of the
Depression on ordinary Americans.
Don’t Look Back
DVD
152 min
1967
DVD 2098
D.A. Pennebaker’s portrait of Bob
Dylan during a three-week concert tour
of England in 1965 includes private
moments and concert footage. With
Joan Baez, Alan Price, Donovan and
Albert Grossman. This 2-DVD 65 Tour
Deluxe Edition features a new digital
transfer, a new film by Pennebacker,
Bob Dylan ’65 Revisited, the original
1968 companion book, two
commentaries by director Pennebaker
and former tour manager Bob
Neuwirth, the "Subterranean Homesick
Blues" cue-card sequence, trailers, and
. . . a flip book! (b&w)
DVD
72 min
1974
DVD 1488
Doris Wishman directed Chesty
Morgan in this sexploitation movie
about a special agent trying to frame
drug smugglers by photographing them
with a concealed camera.
The Double Crossing: Voyage
of the St. Louis
VHS
29 min
1992
V 2011 (in storage)
The story of the luxury liner St. Louis,
which sailed from Hamburg, Nazi
Germany, carrying over 900 Jewish
refugees for what they hoped would be
freedom in Cuba.
Double Dare
Doppelganger
Don’t Look Back
DVD
96 min
1967
DVD 4428
Criterion edition of D.A Pennebaker’s
documentary about Dylan’s 1965
London tour. Includes three short films
by Pennebaker: "Daybreak Express"
(1957), "Baby" (1954), and "Lambert &
Co" (1964). (b&w)
Double Agent 73
Dorothea Lange: A Visual Life
VHS
48 min
1994
V 1525 in storage
Uses photographs and interviews to
create a portrait of photographer
Dorothea Lange.
DVD
210 min
2005
DVD 4767
Amanda Micheli’s documentary about
the lives and work of two stuntwomen,
Jeannie Epper and Zoe Bell,in the
male-dominated entertainment
industry.
Double Helix
DVD
108 min
1987
DVD 2359
A dramatization of the race to discover
the structure of DNA, produced by BBC
Active and starring Jeff Goldblum.
Based on the book by James Watson.
Double Indemnity
DVD
108 min
1944
DVD 2902
Classic suspense thriller. Barbara
Stanwyck and Fred MacMurray
conspire to kill her husband in order to
collect on his insurance policy.
Adapted from the novel by James M.
Cain. Includes a 1973
made-for-television remake. (b&w)
Double Indemnity
Dot and the Line: A Romance in
Lower Mathematics
16MM
9 min
F 59
An animated cartoon about a straight
line who falls in love with a dot who is in
love with a squiggle.
99
VHS
107 min
1987
V 471 (in storage)
Classic suspense thriller. Barbara
Stanwyck and Fred MacMurray
conspire to kill her husband in order to
collect on his insurance policy.
Adapted from the novel by James M.
Cain. (b&w)
A Double Life
VHS
107 min
1947
V 3333 (in storage)
Psychological drama about an actor
whose off-stage life becomes confused
with his on-stage role of Othello. With
Ronald Colman and Shelley Winters.
(b&w)
Yul Brynner as the Double Man
DVD
105 min
1967
In a complex piece of espionage the
Russian secret service attempts to
kidnap a high ranking officer in the CIA
and replace him with a double of its
own. -IMDB
Double Suicide
DVD
104 min
1969
DVD 1357
Film adaptation of a 1720 Japanese
doll-drama, about a merchant’s
obsession with a prostitute. Directed by
Masahiro Shinoda. With Kichiemon
Nakamura and the director’s wife,
Shima Iwashita in the double roles of
the main character’s wife and lover.
Criterion edition, with new digital
transfer and improved subtitle
translation. (b&w)
Double Take
DVD
88 min
2001
DVD 3178
Action-comedy about a framed
investment banker (Orlando Jones)
who goes on the lam and must trade
identities with another man in order to
cross the Mexican border. With Eddie
Griffin. Based on Graham Greene’s
story Across the Bridge.
Doubles: Japan and America’s
Intercultural Children
DVD
DVD 3286
58 min
1995
Doubletalk
VHS
9 min
1982
V 333 in storage
Shows a young man calling for his first
date with a girl when he is invited in to
meet her parents. The soundtrack
reveals not only the spoken
conversation, but the unspoken
thoughts of all the characters.
Douglas Fairbanks: A Modern
Musketeer
DVD
760 min
DVD 4870
5 disc collection of 11 early Douglas
Fairbanks silent feature films: 4
Triangle-Fine Arts films: "His Picture in
the Papers" (1916), "The Mystery of
the Leaping Fish" (1916), "Flirting With
Fate" (1916), and The Matrimaniac
(1916), 3 Artcraft/Famous PlayersLasky Corp. films, produced by
Fairbanks: "Wild and Woolly" (1917),
"Reaching For the Moon" (1917), and
"A Modern Musketeer" (1917),and 4
United Artists films, produced by
Fairbanks: "When the Clouds Roll By"
(1919), "The Mollycoddle" (1920), "The
Mark of Zorro" (1920), and "The Nut"
(1921). With added music created by
Eric Beheim, Philip Carli, Frederick
Hodges, Robert Israel, Rodney Sauer,
the Mont Alto Motion Picture
Orchestra, and Franklin Stover.
Down By Law
DVD
107 min
1986
DVD 476
Three losers escape from a Louisiana
prison to the "freedom" of the swamps
in Jim Jarmusch’s comedy. John Lurie
plays a small- time pimp, Tom Waits is
a spaced out disc jockey who stole a
car, and Robert Benigni is an Italian
tourist who "accidentally" killed
someone. Criterion Collection doubledisc edition, featuring interviews with
Lurie and cinematographer Robby
Muller, and the 1986 Cannes Film
Festival Press Conference. (b&w)
Downfall
DVD
155 min
2004
DVD 3955
German war film directed by Oliver
Hirschbiegel, depicting the final ten
days of Adolf Hitler’s reign over Nazi
Germany in 1945, written and
produced by Bernd Eichinger, and
based upon the books Inside Hitler’s
Bunker, by historian Joachim Fest;
Until the Final Hour, the memoirs of
Traudl Junge, one of Hitler’s secretaries
(co-written with Melissa Müller), and
other memoirs and eye-witness
accounts. With Bruno Ganz, Alexandra
Maria Lara, and Ulrich Matthes.
Doug Varone (Alive & Kicking)
VHS
29 min
1997
V 3414 in storage
Interview with choreographer Doug
Varone, and examples of his work
blending social and contemporary
dance.
DVD
Third season of the British period
drama television series created by
Julian Fellowes. Downton Abbey has
weathered the war, and the prospect of
an impending wedding for Mary and
Matthew brings great anticipation, as
well as Cora’s mother from America,
Martha Levinson. New World and Old
World are about to clash as Martha
tests tradition at Downton, and the
patience of the formidable Lady Violet.
With Hugh Bonneville, Maggie Smith,
Elizabeth McGovern, and Shirley
MacLaine.
D.P
VHS
60 min
1987
V 753 (in storage)
Based on a story by Kurt Vonnegut,
about a lonely black orphan in postwar
Germany. With Stan Shaw and
Rosemary Leach. This film won an
Emmy Award for Outstanding
Children’s Program.
Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog
DVD
120 min
2008
DVD 2504
Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog is a
2008 musical tragicomedy short film
produced exclusively for Internet
distribution. It tells the story of Dr.
Horrible, an aspiring supervillain;
Captain Hammer, his nemesis; and
Penny, their mutual love interest.
Written by writer/director Joss Whedon,
his brothers Zack Whedon (a television
writer) and Jed Whedon (a composer),
and actress Maurissa Tancharoen, the
musical was written during the WGA
writers’ strike, as a project that would
create something small and
inexpensive, yet professionally done, in
a way that would circumvent the issues
that were being protested during the
strike. Bonus features include
"Commentary! The Musical", in which
cast and creators sing both in and out
of character.
Dr. Mabuse The Gambler
DVD
DVD 3458
270 min
1922
Dr. No
Doubt
DVD
103 min
2008
DVD 4328
Film adaptation of John Patrick
Shanley’s Pulitzer Prize winning stage
play Doubt: A Parable, starring Meryl
Streep, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Amy
Adams, and Viola Davis.
Downton Abbey Season 3
Downton Abbey
DVD
360 min
2010
DVD 3388
British television period drama, set in
the years leading up to World War I,
focusing on the Crowley family and the
Edwardian mansion and park that has
been in their family for generations.
With Hugh Bonneville, Elizabeth
McGovern, and Maggie Smith.
Downton Abbey: Season 2
DVD
DVD 3473
999 min
100
2010
DVD
110 min
1962
DVD 298
Agent 007 investigates mysterious
goings-on in Jamaica. With Sean
Connery and Ursula Andress.
Dr. Seuss’s The 5,000 Fingers
of Dr. T
DVD
92 min
1953
DVD 4506
Musical fantasy film, the only feature
film written by Theodor Seuss Geisel
(Dr. Seuss), who was responsible for
the story, screenplay and lyrics.
Dr. Solomon’s Dilemma
Dragnet (feature film)
Dreams of Obama
VHS
60 min
2000
V 2075 (in storage)
Examines the ethics and priorities of
American medical care, focusing on a
Boston hospital. From the PBS
Frontline series.
DVD
88 min
1954
DVD 3931
Full-length feature based on TV’s crime
series, with Jack Webb, Ben Alexander,
and Richard Boone.
DVD
56 min
2009
DVD 2152
FRONTLINE tells the story of how a
little known state senator rose from
obscurity to the White House in just
over four years. Dreams of Obama
draws on interviews with those closest
to Obama to provide insight into how
he might lead the country. A personal
and political biography, the film
examines key moments that shaped
Obama, and asks what his election
says about America.
Dr. Strangelove Or: How I
Learned to Stop Worrying and
Love the Bomb
DVD
DVD 1555
(b&w)
93 min
1964
Dr. Strangelove: or, How I
Learned to Stop Worrying and
Love the Bomb
VHS
93 min
1983
V 87 (in storage)
A satire in which the President and his
military advisers struggle ineptly to
avert a holocaust after a psychotic Air
Force general launches a nuclear attack
on the Soviet Union because he fears
the Russians are poisoning the water
supply in the United States. (b&w)
Dracula
DVD
75 min
1931
DVD132
Restored version of Tod Browning’s
horror classic. With Bela Lugosi. Also
on this DVD: Dracula featuring a
specially-composed musical score by
Philip Glass, performed by Kronos
Quartet, and the original Spanish
version, filmed simultaneously with the
English language version. (b&w)
Dracula (1979)
DVD
109 min
1979
DVD 930
Frank Langella and Laurence Olivier in
stylish production of the classic horror
tale, adapted from the stage play by
Hamilton Dean. With Donald
Pleasance and Kate Nelligan.
Dracula Has Risen From the
Grave
DVD
92 min
1968
DVD 616
Christopher Lee and Rupert Davies in
story about what happens when
Dracula’s castle is exorcised. Directed
by Freddie Francis.
Dracula: Pages From a Virgin’s
Diary
DVD
75 min
2003
DVD 535
Guy Maddin’s interpretation of Bram
Stoker’s novel, transposing the Royal
Winnipeg Ballet’s version of the story
from stage to screen. Combines
dance, drama, and an homage to silent
cinema, and is shot in black and white,
with splashes of red.
Dragnet II
VHS
106 min
1953
V 1373
Episodes from the television classic
with Jack Webb and Ben Alexander:
"Big Girls", "Big Betty", "The Big Trunk",
and "Big Boys" (featuring a young
Leonard Nimoy in one of his first
professional roles.) (b&w)
Dragnet V
VHS
106 min
1955
V 1374 in storage
Four episodes from the classic
television series: "The Big Sound Off",
"The Big Ante", "The Big Tarbaby", and
"The Big Counterfeit". With Jack Webb
and Ben Alexander. (b&w)
Dragnet: Volumes 1-6
DVD
420 min
DVD 3810 v. 1-6
24 episodes on 6 DVDs from the
classic crime TV series, which ran from
1952 to 1959. Starring Jack Webb and
Ben Alexander. Not the complete
series, each disc contains 4 episodes
from different seasons. (b&w)
Dream of a Rarebit Fiend
16MM
1906
F 102
An example of the trick film popular in
the early 1900’s. Based on Winsor
McKay’s comic strip about the price
paid for overindulging before bedtime.
Porter experiments with stop-motion
photography and double exposure.
(b&w)
Dream of the Wild Horses: Le
Songe des Chevaux Sauvages
16MM
9 min
1962
F 67
A cinematic poem which uses slow
motion and soft focus camera to depict
the wild horses of the Camargue
District of France, showing them as
they roam on the beach.
The Dreams of Sparrows
DVD
75 min
2005
DVD 1029
First-time Iraqi director Hayder Mousa
Daffar leads a team of contributing
filmmakers on a journey through postwar Baghdad. Interviews and
documentary footage show the
conflicting feelings of Iraqi artists and
illuminate the politics of occupation and
resistance. In English and Arabic, with
English subtitles.
Dreams of Tibet (Frontline)
VHS
60 min
1997
V 1546 in storage
Looks at how the uncertain fate of Tibet
has become a phenomenon of popular
culture. Orville Schell explores the
West’s interest in Tibet, and the growing
awareness of Tibet’s endangered
religious and cultural traditions.
Dreams Spoken Here: Full
Version
VHS
60 min
1999
V 2419 in storage
Detailed exploration of oral deaf
education, focusing on the critical early
years.
Dreams Spoken Here: Short
Version
VHS
20 min
1999
V 2418 (in storage)
Short version of oral education
production about the benefits of early
intervention in oral deaf education.
Dreamchild
Dreamworlds
VHS
90 min
1985
V 2346 (in storage)
The story of Alice Hargreaves, the
inspiration for Lewis Carroll’s Alice in
Wonderland. On a visit to New York in
the 1930’s, Alice, now 80 years old, has
her early memories brought to life. With
Coral Browne and Peter Gallagher.
Dreamworlds 3
Dreamgirls
DVD
130 min
2006
DVD 3136
Based on the Broadway musical, a trio
of black female soul singers cross over
to the pop charts in the early 1960’s.
Starring Beyonce Knowles, Jamie Foxx
and Jennifer Hudson
101
VHS
55 min
1990
V 915 in storage
Analyzes the representations of women
in music videos as elements of a male
adolescent dreamworld shaped by
marketing strategies and techniques.
DVD
54 min
1997
DVD 1666
Update of Sut Jhally’s groundbreaking
Dreamworlds 2. Examines the stories
music videos tell about girls and
women, and how they draw from and
shape cultural constructs of sexuality
and gender roles.
Dreamworlds II: Desire, Sex,
and Power in Music Video
VHS
55 min
1995
V 1449
Updated and revised version, with
more recent music video examples.
Driver x4: The Lost and Found
Films of Sara Driver
DVD
227 min
2012
DVD 4051
4 films by American independent
filmmaker Sara Driver,a participant in
the independent film scene that
flourished in lower Manhattan from the
late 1970s through the 1990s. Her film
"You Are Not I" was considered lost,
until an archivist found an original print
lying on a shelf under Paul Bowles’
typewriter in Tangier. yay archivists!!!!
Set also includes When Pigs Fly
(1993), "Sleepwalk" (1986), and
Bowery-Spring, 1994. Also includes
"Strummer", a document of Joe
Strummer composing and recording the
musical soundtrack of "When Pigs Fly".
Driving Miss Daisy
DVD
90 min
2015
DVD 4376
Angela Lansbury and James Earl
Jones in an Australian production of
the1987 play by Alfred Uhry about the
relationship of an elderly white
Southern Jewish woman, Daisy
Werthan, and her African-American
chauffeur, Hoke Colburn, from 1948 to
1973.
Driving Miss Daisy
DVD
99 min
1989
DVD 1342
Film version of Alfred Uhry’s Pulitzer
Prize winning play, about the
relationship between an elderly Jewish
matron and her African American
chauffeur. With Jessica Tandy, Morgan
Freeman, and Dan Aykroyd.
Drole de Drame
DVD
109 min
1937
DVD 756, DV1596
A witty mystery about a vegetarian killer
of butchers, and mistaken identity. An
early collaboration of Marcel Carne and
writer Jacques Prevert. With Michel
Simon and Francoise Rosay. (b&w)
A Drop in the Bucket
DVD
DVD 3085
22:33 min
2009
Drugstore Cowboy
DVD
104 min
1989
DVD 296
Alliance of drug addicts and thieves
robs drugstores. Matt Dillon plays their
leader, who realizes he needs to give
up drugs. With Kelly Lynch, Heather
Graham, and William Burroughs.
Drumming Men
Duel
DVD
27 min
2010
DVD 3530
"From the edge of elderhood this wild
bunch of Berkshire characters looks
back at a series of gatherings now
many years past. Sanjiban’s new film
explores and exposes the vortex
between exaltation and fractious feral
energy. The journey of remembering
these extraordinary meetings is intense
and amusing." Sanjibanfilm website.
VHS
89 min
1971
V 3121 in storage
Traveling businessman is menaced by
a diesel truck. Classic actionsuspense film that helped launch
Steven Spielberg’s career. With Dennis
Weaver.
Drums Along the Mohawk
DVD
103 min
1939
DVD 4632
1939 historical Technicolor film based
on the 1936 novel of the same name by
Walter D. Edmonds, produced by
Darryl F. Zanuck and directed by John
Ford. Henry Fonda and Claudette
Colbert portray settlers on the New
York frontier during the American
Revolution. (Ford at Fox Collection)
Duane Michals: 1939-1997
VHS
14 min
1978
DVD 3911, V 1681 in storage
Video by photographer Duane Michals,
using photographs, sound effects, and
Michals’ narration.
Duck Soup
VHS
68 min
1933
V 3447 in storage
Marx Brothers’ classic political satire.
Groucho is the dictator of Freedonia,
and Harpo and Chico are spies in the
service of his political rival, played by
Louis Calhern. Includes many famous
sequences, including the mirror scene,
the "We’re Going to War" number, and
the final battle scene. (b&w)
Duck Soup
DVD
97 min
1933
DVD 1367
The most immortal film of the Marx
Brothers! About the small nation of
Fredonia, which has given Groucho
complete power to restore order.
Political satire and madness both. With
Margaret Dumont and Louis Calhern.
(b&w)
Ducktators
VHS
46 min
1997
V 1809 in storage
Looks at the use of cartoons during
World War II. Features animated
material from the period, documentary
war footage, and interviews with Chuck
Jones and with Bob Clampett’s wife
and son.
Duel
DVD
90 min
1971
DVD 2560
Traveling businessman is menaced by
a diesel truck. Classic actionsuspense film that helped launch
Steven Spielberg’s career. With Dennis
Weaver.
102
The Duke is Tops
VHS
75 min
1938
V 2260 in storage
Vintage black musical, featuring Lena
Horne in her screen debut. A young
woman must sacrifice love for her
musical career. (b&w)
Dumb and Dumberer
DVD
96 min
2003
DVD 523
Prequel to the Farrelly Brothers’
comedy hit tells the story of Harry and
Lloyd’s high school experiences. Derek
Richardson and Eric Christian Olsen
star as the teen versions of the
characters created by Jeff Daniels and
Jim Carrey.
Dumbo
DVD
64 min
1941
DVD 4816
American animated film produced by
Walt Disney Productions and released
by RKO Radio Pictures. The fourth
Disney animated feature film, it is
based upon the storyline written by
Helen Aberson and illustrated by
Harold Pearl for the prototype of a
novelty toy ("Roll-a-Book"). The main
character is a baby elephant who is
cruelly nicknamed "Dumbo", because
of his oversized ears. Featuring the
voices of Edward Brophy,Herman
Bing,Margaret Wright,Sterling
Holloway.Verna Felton,Cliff Edwards.
Dutchman
DVD
55 min
1966
DVD 3600
Film based on the play by Amiri
Baraka. Directed by Anthony Harvey
and starring Shirley Knight and Al
Freeman, Jr. (b&w)
Dutchman
VHS
55 min
1967
V 1462 (in storage)
Amiri Baraka’s metaphor for race
relations in America, dramatized as a
confrontation between a middle class
black man and a psychotic white
woman in a deserted subway car. With
Al Freeman Jr. and Shirley Knight.
(b&w)
E-(d)entity
VHS
92 min
V 2217 pt.1, pt.2
Anthology of "Female Perspectives on
Identity in Digital Environments",
collected by Video Data Bank, on 2
tapes. Part 1, More About Games:
Arghyro Paouri, "Etant Donne le Bleu"
1992, 3 min; Erika Beckman, "Hiatus",
1999, 3 min; Marina Grzini/Aina Smid,
"On the Flies of the Marketplace", 1999,
7 min; Kristin Lucas, "Watch Out for
Invisible Ghosts", 1996, 5 min; Branda
Miller, "U & I dOt cOm", 1999, 19 min.
Part 2, Even More About Identities:
Max Almy, "Leaving the 20th Century,"
1982, 11 min; Rebecca Bollinger,
"Alphabetically Sorted," 1994, 6 min;
Lynn Hershman, "Seduction of a
Cyborg", 1994, 6 min; Julia Meltzer &
Amanda Ramos, "<chatlandia>", 2000,
3 min; Erin Seymour, "code switching",
1999, 6 min; Cornelia Sollfranki, "have
script, will destroy", 2000, 16 min; Lina
Wallace, "lovehotel", 2000, 7 min.
E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial
DVD
DVD 2352
121 min
Early Recognition of Learning
Disabilities
16MM
1969
F 49
Shows the perceptual, conceptual, and
coordination problems of children who
are victims of minimal brain dysfuntion.
Early Summer
DVD
125 min
1951
DVD 3776
Yasujir&#333; Ozu’s story about a
Japanese family and their daughter’s
marriage. With Setsuko Hara,Chishu
Ryu,Chikage Awashima, and Kuniko
Miyake. Criterion edition includes
audio commentary by Japanese film
scholar Donald Richie, "Ozu’s Films
from Behind the Scenes", and a
booklet containing a new essay by
David Bordwell, and "Two or Three
Things I Know About Yasujiro Ozu" by
Jim Jarmusch. (b&w)
Earth, The End of St.
Petersburg, and Chess Fever
DVD
186 min
1925
DVD 3546
Earth: One the eve of cellectivization in
the Ukraine, an old farmer dies
peacefully in bed. His grandson Vasil
has a new vision: the village council
will buy a tractor to be shared among
the farmers. The End of St.
Petersburg: A peasant must stay in the
field and plow as his wife dies in
childbirth. Chess Fever: a young man’s
passion for the game threatens to
wreck his marriage. (b&w)
Earthlings
DVD
2005
Using hidden cameras and neverbefore-seen footage, EARTHLINGS
chronicles the day-to-day practices of
the largest industries in the world, all of
which rely entirely on animals for profit.
Narrated by Joaquin Phoenix
Earrings of Madame De . . .
1982
The Eagle
DVD
80 min
1925
DVD 4710
1925 American silent film directed by
Clarence Brown and starring Rudolph
Valentino, Vilma Bánky, and Louise
Dresser. Loosely based on the novel
Dubrovsky by Alexander Pushkin, the
film is about a lieutenant in the Russian
army who catches the eye of Czarina
Catherine II. After he rejects her
advances and flees, she puts out a
warrant for his arrest, dead or alive.
(b&w)
The Early Films of Peter
Greenaway: The Shorts
DVD
87 min
2006
"He has other reputations as well - as
an academic, as a maker of curious
artifacts, as a cataloguer of the bizarre
and as a librarian of the absurd." Peter
Greenaway might well have been
describing himself in this thumbnail
sketch of Canton Remodell, a
character in an unmade project. Before
his international arthouse hits like The
Cook, The Thief, His Wife And Her Love
and Prospero’s Books, Greenaway
made a series of highly inventive films
that established all the obsessions that
run through his later work. The content
of the six playful shorts featured varies
widely - from the condensed, wry
history of 37 people who have fallen to
their deaths from windows (Windows),
to a sequence of 92 maps to guide a
dead ornithologist on his way into the
afterlife (A Walk Through H) set to a
thrilling score by award-winning
composer Michael Nyman (The Piano).
All of these quirkily delightful works take
great pleasure in outlandish detail, fake
erudition and corkscrew narratives.
DVD
100 min
1953
DVD 2019
Max Ophuls’ romantic tragedy, starring
Charles Boyer, Vittorio de Sica, and
Danielle Darrieux. A spoiled socialite,
married to a general, flirts with an
amorous diplomat. As the affair
escalates, it rips through the glittering
facade of their privileged existence,
plunging them into disaster as they risk
everything for love and honor. Criterion
Collection edition is newly restored hidef digital transfer and includes audio
commentary featuring film scholars
Susan White and Gaylyn Studlar,
interviews with Ophuls collaborators
Alain Jessua, Marc Frederix, and
Annette Wademant, a visual analysis of
the film by scholar Tag Gallagher,
interview with original author Louise de
Vilmorin, improved English subtitles,
and a booklet with a new essay by
Molly Haskell, Louise de Vilmorin’s
novella Madame de, and an essay by
costume designer George Annenkov.
Earth
DVD
101 min
1998
DVD 4234
Released as 1947: Earth in India, this
is the second film in Deepa Mehta’s
Elements trilogy. It is based on Bapsi
Sidhwa’s novel, Cracking India, and is
set in Lahore in the time period directly
before and during the partition of India
in 1947. With Aamir Khan, Maia
Sethna, and Nandita Das. Narrated by
Shabana Azmi.
Earth
VHS
69 min
1930
V 1602 in storage
Dovzhenko’s silent epic about life and
death in collectivization-era Ukraine.
(b&w)
103
Earthquake
VHS
123 min
1974
V 3374 in storage
Charlton Heston and George Kennedy
star in disaster film about the chaos
caused by the big one finally hitting
L.A. With Ava Gardner and Genevieve
Bujold.
East of Eden
DVD
115 min
1955
DVD 2785
Cal Trask is a particularly unhappy
young man. He sees himself as the
black sheep of the family and is always
competing with his brother Aron, who
seems to be perfect in almost every
way. Aron is also their father’s favorite
and Cal desperately wants his father’s
love and affection. It’s the period
leading up to America’s entry into World
War I and these are tumultuous times.
After his father loses most of his fortune
trying to ship refrigerated lettuce to
New York, Cal decides to speculate on
a crop of beans and makes a small
fortune but he soon realizes that he
can’t buy his father’s love either.
East Palace, West Palace
DVD
90 min
1997
DVD 2180
Zhang Yuan’s daring portrait of gay life
in China. In China, homosexuality isn’t
illegal, but homosexuals are sometimes
persecuted by police and arrested for
"hooliganism". The film focuses on a
young gay writer A-Lan who, being
attracted to a young policeman,
manages to have himself interrogated
for an entire night. During the
interrogation, he tells his life story. With
Si Han and Jun Hu.
The East Side Kids: Boys of the
City
DVD
68 min
1940
DVD 488
Streetwise East Side kids visit the
country, and get involved in a murder at
a creepy mansion. With Leo Gorcey,
Bobby Jordan, and Sammy Morrison.
(b&w)
East Side Story
VHS
78 min
1997
V 1833 in storage
Documentary on Soviet and eastern
bloc Communist musicals, featuring
Stalin’s favorite, Volga Volga, and Hard
Work, Happy Holiday, Vacation on the
Black Sea, and more!
East Side, West Side
DVD
108 min
1949
DVD 3349
A young woman is dead, and suspects
include a man with whom she had an
affair and the man’s wife. (b&w)
DVD
102 min
1988
DVD 701
Wayne Wang’s story of post World War
II New York’s Chinatown, based on the
1961 novel by Louis Chu. A returning
serviceman’s happy, although
arranged, marriage, is threatened by
the stresses of life in the ChineseAmerican community. With Cora Miao,
Russell Wong, and Victor Wong.
Eat Drink Man Woman
VHS
124 min
1994
V1295
A retired master chef and widower is
concerned about the future of his three
unmarried daughters. With Sihung
Lung, Kuei-mei Yang, Chien-lien Wu,
and Yu-wen Wang.
Ebola: The Plague Fighters
Easy Living
DVD
89 min
1937
DVD 2515
Preston Sturges’ screwball comedy
classic about what happens when
millionaire Edward Arnold throws his
wife’s fur coat out the window. With
Jean Arthur.
Easy Rider
DVD
DVD 3080
Eat a Bowl of Tea
95 min
1969
Easy Rider
VHS
94 min
1985
V 171 (in storage)
Classic youth film of the sixties. Two
motorcyclists ride across The U.S. in
search of the real America.
Easy Riders, Raging Bulls: How
the Sex ’N’ Drugs ’N’ Rock ’N’
Roll Generation Saved
Hollywood
DVD
119 min
2003
DVD 546
Documentary on the films and
filmmakers of the 60’s and 70’s, based
on Peter Biskind’s book. Looks at how
directors like Scorsese, Coppola,
Altman, and others changed the
Hollywood film industry. Narrated by
William H. Macy.
Easy Street
16MM
1916
F 190
One of Chaplin’s two reelers made for
Mutual. The Little Tramp is a policeman
assigned to a rough neighborhood.
Easy Virtue
DVD
79 min
1928
DVD 918
Adaptation of a Noel Coward play,
directed by Alfred Hitchcock. A young
woman tries to start her life anew, after
a scandalous divorce, but finds it hard
to escape her past. With Isabel Jeans,
Ian Hunter, and Franklin Dyall. (b&w)
VHS
60 min
1996
V 1971 in storage
When a dreaded outbreak of the
deadly Ebola virus swept through a
remote region of Zaire in May 1995,
NOVA was the only film crew permitted
into the "hot zone." Learn how disease
specialists traced the origins of the
outbreak by compiling a complete
"chain of death" of the epidemic, and
why they feared a mutation of Ebola
might emerge that would prove even
more difficult to contain.
Ed Van Der Elsen My
Amsterdam
DVD
163 min
2005
DV1060
Short films by Netherlands
photographer/filmmaker Ed Van Der
Elsken, as well as 2 short
documentaries on Van der Elsken. 10
films, including "My Amsterdam",Jan
Bosdriesz, 2000, 10 min; "Found
Footage: Poverty, Demolition, and
Waterlooplein", 1962/64, 8 min;
"Sweethearts", 1963, 6 min., "Welcome
to Life, Dear Little One", 1963, 32 min.,
"Cycling", 1965, 6 min., "Hee
Poppelepee", 1967, 12 min, "Slide
Show Amsterdam", 1976, 4 min., "Daan
Doris", 1981, 7 min, "A Photographer
Films Amsterdam", 1983, 57 min, "Ed
van der Elsken’s Amsterdam", Walter
Stokman, 2005, 22 min.
Ed Wood
VHS
127 min
1994
V 1368 (in storage)
Johnny Depp plays filmmaker Ed
Wood. With Sarah Jessica Parker and
Martin Landau.
The Ed Wynn Show with The
Three Stooges and Victor Moore
VHS
60 min
V 3184 in storage
Two episodes from Ed Wynn’s
Hollywood-based CBS comedy-variety
series. (b&w)
Edgar G. Ulmer: Archive
VHS
22 min
2004
V02321
CBS 60 Minutes segment on the "echo
boomers", the offspring and
demographic echo of their parents, the
baby boomers. Born between 1982
and 1995, they are already impacting
the economy, and will become the next
dominant generation of Americans.
Originally broadcast Sept. 4, 2005.
DVD
393 min
2005
DVD 2374
"The Strange Woman": 1946, 99
minutes- Hedy Lamar and George
Sanders. "Strange Illusion": 1945, 85
minutes- Jimmy Lydon and Warren
Williams. "Bluebeard": 1944, 70
minutes-John Carradine and Jean
Parker. "Daughter of Dr. Jekyll": 1957,
70 minutes- John Agar and Gloria
Talbott. "Moon Over Harlem": 1939, 68
minutes. Bonus features include:
"Swiss Family Robinson": 1958 color
TV pilot, and "Goodbye, Mr. Germ":
1940 educational short. (b&w)
Ecstasy
Edgar G. Ulmer: The Man
Off-Screen
Echo Boomers
DVD
89 min
1933
DVD 4083
1933 Czech romantic drama directed
by Gustav Machatý, with Hedy Lamarr
(then Hedy Kiesler) as a young woman
who escapes a loveless marriage.
(b&w)
Ecstatic Circle
VHS
27 min
V1305
Looks at the ceremonial music and
dance of the Dervish religion as
practiced in rural Turkey.
104
DVD
77 min
2004
DVD 1468
Documentary tribute to film director
Edgar G. Ulmer (1904-1972), best
known for The Black Cat, The Man
From Planet X, and other low-budget
classics. Includes commentary from
Roger Corman, Wim Wenders, and
many other high-profile fans. DVD
extras include the feature Ulmer film
Isle of Forgotten Sins (1943).
Edison Album #2
16MM
1907
F 192
Collection of early Edison shorts,
including "Romance of the Rails" and
"Rescued from an Eagle’s Nest.".
Edison Films of the 1890’s
Edvard Munch
Edward Said on Orientalism
16MM
F 191
Twelve short films made before 1900,
including "Execution of Mary Queen of
Scotts" and the "The Irwin-Rice kiss.".
DVD
220 min
1974
DVD 2713
Peter Watkins’ feature focuses on the
Norwegian painter’s formative years,
and combines biopic style with
documentary techniques to create
what Watkins calls "living history." With
Geir Westby, Gro Fraas and Iselin von
Hanno Bart.
VHS
40 min
1998
V 1771 (in storage)
Interview with cultural critic Edward
Said, examining stereotypes of the
Middle East in Western media.
Edison: The Invention of the
Movies
DVD
730 min
2005
DVD 1241
Collection of films produced by the
Edison Laboratory for public
entertainment, beginning with short
films of famous people, news events,
science and industry, and other themes
and eventually maturing into fullfledged comedies and dramas.
Includes 140 complete Edison
Company films from 1891-1918,
restored and newly mastered for DVD
with all new musical scores, including
Kinetoscopic Record of a Sneeze,
Annie Oakley, The Execution of Mary
Queen of Scots, The John C. Rice-May
Irwin Kiss, The Great Train Robbery,
Mr. Edison at Work in His Chemical
Laboratory, The Gay Shoe Clerk, Life
of an American Fireman, and Rescued
from an Eagle’s Nest, Uncle Tom’s
Cabin, and The Unbeliever.
Editors on Editing
DVD
35 min
2009
DVD 4801
Film editing initially began as a
woman’s art in France. As veteran film
editor, Dede Allen, tell it,"They thought
that women were good at little details,
like sewing." Before editing became a
craft, women were the earliest
technicians. Today, the long tradition of
women editors carries on. The second
in Ally Acker’s Filmmakers on Film
series, this film features interviews with
Dede Allen, Margaret Booth and Carol
Littleton,Briane Murphy and Kevin
Brownlow.
Educating Rita
DVD
111 min
1983
DVD 2364
Young wife Rita crashes into Dr. Frank
Bryant’s life wanting an education. Her
brash sincerity earns the respect of the
doctor who has previously resigned
himself to a life of empty lectures and
depression. Starring Michael Caine
and Julie Walters.
An Education
DVD
100 min
2009
DVD 2642
Carey Mulligan plays a mannered,
smart, and Oxford-bound teenager in
this adaptation of Lynn Barber’s
memoir about coming-of-age in 1960s
suburban London.
Edward II / All Over Me / Twelfth
Night
DVD
DVD 2110
A collection of three disparate films
dealing with transgressive sex and
gender politics. "Edward II" (Great
Britain, 1991, 91 mins.) is Derek
Jarman’s film verison of Christopher
Marlowe’s 16th century play about King
Edward (Steven Waddington), who
neglects his beautiful, ambitious wife
(Tilda Swinton) for an obsessive,
homoerotic relationship with his military
lieutenant (Andrew Tiernan). "All Over
Me" (Alex Sichel, USA, 1997, 95 mins.)
looks at a relationship between Claude
(Allison Folland), a sensitive and
vulnerable girl, and her beautiful, quickwitted friend, Ellen (Tara Subkoff).
"Twelfth Night" (Trevor Nunn, Great
Britain, 1996, 133 mins.), is a film
version of Shakespeare’s genderbending comedy, with Ben Kingsley,
Helena Bonham Carter, Nigel
Hawthorne, Imelda Staunton, and
Richard E. Grant.
Edward Said: The Myth of "The
Clash of Civilizations"
DVD
60 min
1998
DVD 397
Edward Said’s critique of one of the
foundations of recent foreign policy, the
belief that conflicts between clashing
civilizations (Western, Islamic,
Confucian) characterize the
contemporary world. Lecture and
question/answer session, delivered at
the University of Massachusetts.
(b&w)
Edward Scissorhands
VHS
105 min
1990
V 1561 in storage
Tim Burton’s fable about a sensitive
guy with shears for hands. With
Johnny Depp and Winona Ryder.
e.e.cummings: The Making of a
Poet
VHS
24 min
1971
V 168 in storage
Told in cummings’ voice, poetry,
drawings, paintings and notebooks, this
film rediscovers the scenes, sites,
people, and events that shaped his
vision.
The Edward R. Murrow
Collection
Effi Briest
DVD
393 min
2005
DVD 999
4-DVD series on the career of
broadcast journalist Edward R. Murrow.
Includes: This Reporter, Volume 1.
Peter Jennings and Ted Koppel reflect
on Murrow’s impact on broadcast
journalism. The Best of "See it Now",
Volume 2. Collection of segments from
one of TV’s most influential
documentary series. The McCarthy
Years, Volume 3. Looks at Murrow’s
challenges to Senator Joseph
McCarthy. Harvest of Shame, Volume
4. Harvest of Shame: Landmark
documentary on migrant farm workers.
Eight Days a Week: the Touring
Years
Edward Said on Orientalism
DVD
40 min
1998
DVD 3864
Extended interview with Edward Said,
based on his influential book, which
examines the origins and evolution of
Western attitudes towards the Middle
East. Said shows how perceptions of
the Middle East as an exotic land full of
villains and terrorists are deeply rooted
in the Western imagination, and argues
that this caricatured cultural heritage
continues to blind too many Europeans
and Americans to the complexity and
diversity of the region.
105
VHS
140 min
1977
V 820 in storage
Fassbinder’s tragic tale of a 17-year old
girl who is forced into a marriage to a
much older man by her unloving
parents. (b&w)
DVD
106 min
2016
DVD 4783
2016 documentary directed by Ron
Howard about The Beatles’ career
during their touring years from 1962 to
1966, from their performances at the
Cavern Club in Liverpool to their final
concert in San Francisco in 1966.
Eight Men Out
DVD
120 min
1988
DVD 268
John Cusack and Charlie Sheen in
story of the 1919 Chicago White Sox
scandal.
Einstein on the Beach
VHS
58 min
1987
V3135 in storage
Interviews with composer Philip Glass
and director Robert Wilson about their
collaboration on an avant-garde opera
on Albert Einstein.
Eisenstein: The Sound Years
El Mariachi
El Super
DVD
293 min
DVD 4384
Criterion edition of two sound-era films
by Sergei Eisenstein: Alexander
Nevsky: Biographical story of Prince
Alexander Nevsky and his successful
resistance against an attempt by the
Teutonic Knights to invade Russia in
1242. Ivan the Terrible: Biographical
story of Tsar Ivan IV of Russia. Part I
starts with the coronation of Ivan the
Terrible and concludes with his return
to power after the death of his wife.
Part II covers the attempt to
assassinate him in 1564.
DVD
81 min
1993
DVD 370
Mariachi singer finds himself involved
in gang rivalry in a case of mistaken
identity. Written and directed by Robert
Rodriguez. DVD includes Rodriguez’s
short film "Bedhead", a "sneak peek" at
"Once Upon a Time in Mexico".
VHS
80 min
1979
Spanish-language comedy-drama
directed by Leon Ichaso and Orlando
Jiménez Leal, based on a stage play by
Iván Acosta. The film looks at life in the
U.S. from the perspective of frustrated
Cuban exiles. With Raimundo HidalgoGato,Zully Montero,Reynaldo Medina,
and Elizabeth Peña.
El Bola
DVD
88 min
El Bola, a 12 year old boy a.k.a. "Pellet"
is a 12 year old boy raised in a violent
and sordid environment. Embarrassed
by his family life, he avoids becoming
close to classmates. The arrival of a
new boy at school changes his attitude
towards his classmates, and friendship.
The heart of the story is the change in
El Bola’s life, at almost all levels, after
befriending this new classmate.
El Che: Investigating a Legend
DVD
150 min
DVD 1132
Argentinian film examines the myth of
revolutionary icon, and charismatic
political leader Che Guevara, using
dramatization and archival footage.
DVD includes "Tracing Che", recreation of Che’s road trip through
South America.
El Cid
VHS
184 min
1961
V 1815 (in storage)
Charlton Heston as El Cid, the
legendary 11th century Spanish hero,
in classic Hollywood epic. With Sophia
Loren. Directed by Anthony Mann.
El Dia Que Me Quieras
VHS
30 min
1997
vhs 2354 in storage
After Che Guevara was captured and
killed, in 1967, a wire photograph was
transmitted from Bolivia. Its publication
on October 10, 1967, was the
culmination of a legendary search that
had lasted two years. The photograph
shows the corpse in a room full of
military men. Taken by Freddy Alborta,
it has been compared to Mantegna’s
Dead Christ and Rembrandt’s The
Anatomy Lesson of Professor Tulp.
Leandro Katz has deconstructed this
infamous photograph, approaching the
work as an archaeologist sifting
historical remnants. Using close-up
photography and masking techniques,
he re-photographs the image, and asks
questions about its content, attempting
to expose the indeterminate powers of
photographic and cinematic
representation.
El Nino: Disaster on the Wind
VHS
35 min
V 1943 (in storage)
Examines the causes and impact of the
fearfully awaited climatic event of 199798. Discusses cooperative international
efforts to predict and deal with its
effects, as well as the new technologies
that were used in the efforts.
El Norte
VHS
141 min
1984
V 350 in storage
Two young Guatemalans, a brother and
sister, make a perilous journey to the
northern promised land. Once there,
they must struggle to adjust to living as
"illegals" in an alien culture.
El Nuevo Cine Latinoamericano:
New Cinema of Latin America
VHS
168 min
V684A in storage
Examines the social and artistic roots
of the national cinemas of Latin
America. Part 1, Cinema of the
Humble, focuses on the development
of cinema in Cuba and Nicaragua. Part
2, The Long Road, examines new
forms, repression of filmmakers, and
women’s cinema. (b&w)
El Pueblo Se Levanta
DVD
50 min
1971
DVD 4382
Traces the growth of the Puerto Rican
struggles against racism, inadequate
community services, and lack of
opportunities in the late ’60s, by
focusing on community of East Harlem,
and the development of the Young
Lords Party. (b&w)
El Salvador, Another Vietnam
DVD
53 min
1981
V 89 (Archival copy on DVD)
Describes the war in El Salvador in the
context of foreign policy.
El Salvador: The War and the
Words
Umatic
30 min
1981
V 60
Probes the adequacy of media
coverage of El Salvador’s civil war, and
discusses the tendency of major news
organizations to accept information
from the State Department without
thorough analysis.
106
Elaine Stritch at Liberty
DVD
146 min
2003
DVD 2163
ELAINE STRITCH AT LIBERTY is an
intimate portrait of the Broadway
legend onstage and off. The HBO
documentary combines footage from
her acclaimed, Tony Award-winning
one-woman show with a behind-thescenes look at the actress by her
longtime friends, legendary
documentary filmmaker D A
Pennebaker and his partners Chris
Hegedus and Nick Doob. The
Broadway stage production "Elaine
Stritch at Liberty" traces a career
encompassing highs and lows –
alcoholism, failed relationships and
standing ovations. It is also the story of
Broadway itself, full of hilarious,
sometimes sad, tales about Stritch’s
friends, stage and screen legends
including Marlon Brando, Noel Coward,
Ethel Merman, Stephen Sondheim,
Rock Hudson, Richard Burton, Ben
Gazzara and Vivien Leigh. The show
features Stritch’s performances of
classic Broadway songs as her
signature tune "The Ladies Who
Lunch," as well as "There’s No Business
Like Show Business," "Broadway
Baby," "Zip," "Why Do the Wrong
People Travel?" and "I’m Still Here."
Elaine Stritch: Shoot Me
DVD
81 min
2013
DVD 4105
Documentary on the life and career of
Broadway legend Elaine Stritch,
incorporating interviews with Alec
Baldwin, Nathan Lane, James
Galdofini, and others.
Eleanor Perry: Word Into Image
VHS
30 min
1984
V 204E in storage
(Word into Image). Interview with the
late Eleanor Perry, whose
screenwriting credits include "David
and Lisa", "Last Summer", and "Diary
of a Mad Housewife".
Election
DVD
103 min
1999
DVD 3169
A high school teacher’s personal life
becomes complicated as he works with
students during the school elections.
Starring Matthew Broderick and Reese
Witherspoon
Election
Elizabeth Bishop: One Art
VHS
103 min
1999
V 2049 (in storage)
Teacher Matthew Broderick tries to
derail go-getter student Reese
Witherspoon’s bid to become high
school president.
VHS
60 min
1988
V 415K
(Voices and Visions). The life and work
of poet Elizabeth Bishop, with
commentary by various writers,
including James Merrill and Mary
McCarthy. Bishop’s own artwork and
footage of the many countries she
traveled evoke key poems. (b&w)
The Elegant Universe
DVD
180 min
2003
DVD 875
Physicist Brian Greene, author of the
best-selling book of the same name,
hosts documentary using animation to
explore string theory. 2 DVD set
includes a bonus video on how the
animation used in the film was created.
VHS
112 min
1987
V 437 (in storage)
Richard Strauss’ twentieth century
opera in a Metropolitan Opera
production. With Birgit Nilsson as
Elektra. James Levine conducts the
Metropolitan Opera.
The Element of Crime
VHS
103 min
1984
V 2139 in storage
Lars von Trier’s debut film. Futuristic
crime story, filmed in sepia tone. With
Michael Elphick, Esmond Knight, and
Meme Lai.
Elephant
DVD
80 min
2003
DVD 865
Nonprofessional actors, largely
improvised dialogue, and voyeuristic
camerawork reveal the complex
landscape of an ordinary high school
day that turns tragic. Directed by Gus
Van Sant.
The Elephant Man
DVD
123 min
1980
DVD 1066
David Lynch’s biographical drama,
based on the true story of John Merrick,
who suffered from a disfiguring disease,
and was rescued from degradation by
a compassionate surgeon. Wonderful
black and white cinematograpy evokes
turn of the century London. With John
Hurt, Anthony Hopkins, and Anne
Bancroft. (b&w)
Elida Schogt Trilogy
DVD
30 min
2001
DVD 3052
Zyklon Portrait; The Walnut Tree; Silent
Song
Elie Wiesel
DVD
DVD 2365
60 min
2002
DVD
57 min
2007
DVD 4320
Documentary on photographer Edward
Weston and his model,muse,and
collaborator Charis Wilson, during the
most production 11 years of Weston’s
artistic career.
Elizabeth Cady Stanton & Susan
B. Anthony
VHS
24 min
1988
V 782 in storage
Profiles the crusades of Stanton and
Anthony in their fight for women’s rights.
Elizabeth Gurley Flynn: The
Rebel Girl
Elektra
Eloquent Nude: The Love and
Legacy of Edward Weston &
Charis Wilson.
VHS
19 min
1993
V 2276 in storage
Biography of Elizabeth Gurley Flynn,
American labor leader, radical activist,
and defender of civil rights. Archival
photographs, film footage, and
recordings of Flynn’s speeches
highlight her roles as organizer and
orator. Produced by Leah Siegel.
Elizabeth I
DVD
211 min
2006
DVD 1289
Tom Hooper’s British miniseries
explores the public and private life of
England’s Queen Elizabeth I, the
enigmatic monarch who reigned during
a period marked by religious turmoil
and heightened influence abroad.
Helen Mirren stars as the popular
Queen. Also featuring Jeremy Irons,
Hugh Dancy, and Ian McDiarmid.
Elvis ’56
DVD
61 min
1987
DVD 744
Documentary on the most pivotal year
in Elvis Presley’s career. Includes early
TV performances on the Dorsey
Brothers Show and the Ed Sullivan
Show. Narrated by Levon Helm.
Elvis: Jailhouse Rock
DVD
96 min
1957
DVD 1551
Elvis plays Vince Everett, serving a oneyear jail sentence for manslaughter.
While in the big house, his cellmate, a
former country singer, introduces him
to the record business. (b&w)
Emak Bakia
16MM
1927
F 188
Man Ray’s cinematic combination of
visual metaphors with Dada imagery.
Ellen Season 3
DVD
9 min
1996
DVD 3041
Ellen Morgan a lesbian former book
store owner deals with life through
comedy and extensive rambling.
Starring Ellen DeGeneres
Ellen: The Complete Fourth
Season
DVD
575 min
1996
dvd 1508
The complete fourth season of Ellen
DeGeneres’ Emmy Award-winning
primetime sitcom, including the episode
in which Ellen comes out. DeGeneres
stars as a Los Angeles bookstore
owner with a group of quirky friends,
played by Arye Ross, Joely Fisher, and
David Anthony Higgins. Includes
cameos by Anne Rice, Queen Latifah,
Bonnie Raitt, Sheryl Crow, Demi
Moore, Oprah Winfrey and Melissa
Etheridge. USA, 1997, 575 minutes.
Ellen: The Complete Season 5
DVD
506 min
1997
DVD 3783
The fifth and final season of the TV
series Ellen, which ran from September
14, 1997, and ended on July 22, 1998.
107
Emerson College Sixth Annual
Festival of Film & Video
DVD
62 min
2006
DVD 1098
Student films presented at Raleigh
Studios, Hollywood, California on
March 3, 2006: "Opus" (Mary Helena
Clark, 4 min., 2005, 16mm), "Stone
Mountain", (Kevin McGowan, 23 min.,
2005, 16mm), "Viewmaster" (Lance
Drake, 12 min, 2005, 16mm), "Two"
(Nick Hartanto, Sam Roden, 9 min.,
2005, 16mm), "Unicorn Pride" (Linnea
Toney, 9 min., 24P), "The Fabulous Felic
McCabe", 16 min., 2005, Super 16mm).
Emily Dickinson
VHS
60 min
1988
V 415G
(Voices and Visions). An introduction
to the 19th century poet, with
commentary by Adrienne Rich, Joyce
Carol Oates, and others. Jane
Alexander reads Dickinson’s poems.
Emitai
DVD
101 min
1971
DVD 2922
Sembene’s third film takes place in the
period at the end of the World War II,
as West African veterans are returning
to their homes in the French colonies.
General De Gaulle, the hero of the
trench resistance, is now the leader of
the newly liberated France, yet forced
conscriptions and massacres of Diola
villages continue, some of them led by
former members of France’s Vichy
government. With Emitai, Sembene
realized his statement "film should be a
school of history." When the film was
released in 1971, it was immediately
banned in Senegal, and throughout
Africa. With Ibou Camara, Ousrnane
Camara, Joseph Diatta. Diola and
French with English subtitles
Emlyn Williams as Charles
Dickens
VHS
120 min
V 938 (in storage)
Emlyn Williams’ one-man show based
on the writing of Charles Dickens, filmed
live at the Mountview Theatre School in
London. Includes selections from "Our
Mutual Friend", "Martin Chuzzlewit",
"Dombey and son", "Sketches from
Boz", and "A Tale of Two Cities".
Emotion and Illness
VHS
30 min
1992
V 1009 (in storage)
This program visits classes for people
under stress, hospital cancer wards,
and a support group for breast cancer
patients to show how emotions are
being treated in order to improve health.
The Emperor Jones
16MM
73 min
F 11
Based on the play of the same title by
Eugene O’Neil. The story of an
ambitious black man who declares
himself ruler of a small Caribbean
island. With Paul Robeson and Dudley
Digges. (b&w)
The Emperor Jones
VHS
101 min
1987
V 484
Adaptation of the play by Eugene
O’Neill. Young Brutus Jones is
catapulted to emperor of a Caribbean
island. He exploits, cheats, and
tortures his subjects, until driven from
the island by a revolt. Also included is
Paul Robeson: Tribute to an Artist, a
1979 Academy Award winning short
documentary. (b&w)
The Emperor Jones (Wooster
Group)
DVD
60 min
2009
DVD 2454
Created from The Wooster Group’s
production of Eugene O’Neill’s The
Emperor Jones. Directed by Elizabeth
LeCompte, this video re-conception
features performances by Kate Valk as
the Emperor Jones, and Willem Dafoe
as Smithers, with original music by
David Linton. Includes archival
recordings of live performances from
1992 and 2009.
Empire of the Air
DVD
120 min
1991
DVD 1605
The story of radio from the perspective
of the men who shared in its invention:
Lee de Forest, Edwin Howard
Armstrong and David Sarnoff.
Empire of the Air: The Men
Who Made Radio
VHS
120 min
1991
V 991 (in storage)
The story of radio from the perspective
of the men who shared in its invention:
Lee de Forest, Edwin Howard
Armstrong and David Sarnoff. (b&w)
Encounter Point
DVD
85 min
2006
DVD 2990
This documentary tells the story of an
Israeli settler, a Palestinian ex-prisoner,
a bereaved Israeli mother and a
wounded Palestinian bereaved brother
who sacrifice their safety, public
standing and homes to promote a
nonviolent end to the conflict.
Encyclopedia of the 20th
Century
DVD
480 min
DVD 4395
5 disc collection of footage from the
archives of British Pathâe News and the
BBC, documenting the major political
events, scientific advancements and
social upheaval of the twentieth century.
The End of Saint Petersburg
VHS
89 min
1927
V 1608 in storage
Vsevolod I. Pudovkin’s epic, produced
to commemorate the 10th anniversary
of the 1917 Revolution. Silent, with
Russian intertitles, and English
subtitles. (b&w)
End of the Century: The Story
of the Ramones
DVD
112 min
DVD 839
Documentary history of the punk
pioneer band, tracing their history from
the mid-1970’s CBGB scene to their
ultimately bitter end. Directed by
Michael Gramaglia and Jim Fields.
Special features include excerpts from
interviews with Johnny, Richie, Dee
Dee, and Tommy, as well as interviews
with Joe Strummer, Debbie Harry, and
Chris Stein.
108
The End of Violence
DVD
123 min
1996
DVD 29
Director Wim Wenders uses two
seemingly unrelated stories to examine
issues of crime, security, and the
media. With Bill Pullman, Andie
MacDowell, and Gabriel Byrne.
Enemies of the People
DVD
93 min
2009
The Khmer Rouge slaughtered nearly
two million people in the late 1970s.
Yet the Killing Fields of Cambodia
remain unexplained. Until now. Enter
Thet Sambath, an unassuming, yet
cunning, investigative journalist who
spends a decade of his life gaining the
trust of the men and women who
perpetrated the massacres. From the
foot soldiers who slit throats to Pol Pot’s
right-hand man, the notorious Brother
Number Two, Sambath records
shocking testimony never before seen
or heard. Having neglected his own
family for years, Sambath’s work
comes at a price. But his is a personal
mission. He lost his parents and his
siblings in the Killing Fields. Amidst his
journey to discover why his family died,
we come to understand for the first time
the real story of Cambodia’s tragedy.
Enemy of the State
DVD
132 min
1998
DVD 1632
Will Smith is on the run from
dangerous, secretive forces who
believe he is carrying essential, covert
information. Gene Hackman plays the
contact who may or may not be on
Smith’s side in this thriller from director
Tony Scott (Top Gun). John Voight,
Regina King, Loren Dean, Jake Busey
and Gabriel Byrne co-star.
Les Enfants Terribles
VHS
100 min
1949
V 3053 (in storage)
Parisian brother and sister share
obsessive relationship. Written by Jean
Cocteau, directed by Jean-Pierre
Melville. (b&w)
Engineering An Empire: The
Complete Series
DVD
12:28 min
DVD 2327
History Channel series.
2006
The English Patient
DVD
162 min
1996
DVD 1008
World War II story of love, intrigue, and
adventure, with Kristin Scott Thomas,
Colin Firth, and Ralph Fiennes, based
on the novel by Michael Ondaatje.
Two-DVD set, with commentary by
Anthony Minghella, behind-the-scenes
featurette, and information on the
transformation of novel to screenplay.
English Vinglish
Entertaining Mr. Sloane
DVD
134 min
2012
DVD 3628
Indian comedy-drama film directed by
Gauri Shinde, about an Indian wife and
mother who enrolls in an English
language course while visiting family in
New York City. With Shashi Godbole.
VHS
90 min
1980
V 295 in storage
Playwright Joe Orton’s dark comedy
about a handsome criminal who
becomes the guest of a widow and her
brother.
Enigma
Enthusiasm
DVD
119 min
2001
DVD 1959
During the heart of World War II, in
March of 1943, cryptoanalysts at
Britain’s code-breaking center have
discovered to their horror that Nazi Uboats have changed their Enigma
Code. Authorities enlist the help of a
brilliant young man named Tom Jericho
to help them break the code again
Enormous Changes
VHS
103 min
1987
V 400 (in storage)
Three stories about relationships,
based on stories by Grace Paley. Cast
includes Ellen Barkin and Kevin Bacon.
Enron: The Smartest Guys in
the Room
DVD
110 min
2005
DVD 1545
Based on the best-selling book by
FORTUNE reporters Bethany McLean
and Peter Elkind, Enron. Details the
inside story of one of history’s greatest
business scandals.
Enter the Dragon
DVD
102 min
1973
DVD 297
Martial arts epic starring Bruce Lee as
karate master hired to infiltrate criminal
mastermind’s island fortress. With
John Saxon and Jim Kelly. DVD
includes documentary "Bruce Lee: In
His Own Words".
Enter the Dragon
DVD
40 min
2004
DVD 2158
25 artists created short films based on
their interpretation of a
YouWorkForThem typeface. Includes
6x7oct/Danny Yount; Alloy, I usually
travel alone/Chandler Owen; Blackgold/
Matt Owens; Bas Vecteur/Gmunk; PSec/Violetsuk & Martin Koch; Woody/
Bill Morrison, Matt Ellero; Cinahands vs
Greyscale/Greyscale; ComSev/
Stat.Ind. & Fiction Pixel–for a complete
list of titles, see main catalog entry.
The Entertainer
DVD
104 min
1960
DVD 4711
1960 drama directed by Tony
Richardson, based on the stage play
by John Osborne. Laurence Olivier
stars as a failing third-rate music-hall
stage performer who tries to keep his
career going even as the music-hall
tradition fades into history and his
personal life falls apart. With Brenda
De Banzie, Roger Livesey, and Joan
Plowright. (b&w)
VHS
75 min
1930
V 3013 in storage
Dziga Vertov’s documentary on coal
miners and how their lives were affected
by the USSR’s Five Year Plan. (b&w)
Entourage Season Three Part
One
DVD
360 min
2006
DVD 1943
In this sitcom, the suddenly risen film
star Vince Chase, a ’jeune premier’ of
humble origins, learns the ropes of the
business and the the high-profile world
of the wealthy happy few in and around
Hollywood, but not alone: he brings
form his native New York his atypical
’entourage (hence the title), not
glitterati or professionals but a close
circle of friends since childhood.
Entourage: The Complete Fifth
Season
DVD
DVD 2528
Entourage: The Complete First
Season
DVD
240 min
2005
dvd 1279
When Vincent Chase (Adrian Grenier)
becomes a Hollywood star, his three
best friends decide to tag along as his
entourage, while hoping to better
themselves socially and financially.
Kevin Dillon, Jerry Ferrara, Kevin
Connolly, and Jeremy Piven star in this
male alternative to "Sex and the City".
USA, 2004, 240 mins.
Entourage: The Complete
Fourth Season
DVD
DVD 2527
Entourage: The Complete
Second Season
DVD
420 min
2006
dvd 1280
Season 2 features guest appearances
from James Cameron, Mandy Moore,
Gary Busey, Amanda Peet, and others.
"HBO finally has its male alternative to
Sex and the City" (The Washington
Times). All 14 episodes from the
second season. USA, 2005, 420 mins.
109
Entourage: The Complete Sixth
Season
DVD
326 min
2009
DVD 2745
Season 6 of the American comedydrama television series that premiered
on HBO on July 18, 2004. Vince, back
to A-list status after Gatsby, is
preparing for his next role, starring in
an Enzo Ferrari biopic (to be directed
by Frank Darabont).
Entr’acte
16MM
21 min
1924
F 104
Early avante garde cinematography
utilizing modern film techniques such
as multiple images, slow motion,
disappearances. Includes hilarious
funeral procession. (b&w)
Equal Rights to the Sun
Umatic
25 min
1979
V 45 (in storage)
Explores ways of using passive solar
energy technology to heat homes.
Equinox
DVD
82 min
1970
DVD 2672
Veteran special effects man Dennis
Muren (Star Wars) began his career
with this low-budget monster movie.
The tale begins as four teens head into
the California forest, not realizing that
they’re being pursued by a ranger (Jack
Woods) who”s actually the human
embodiment of an ancient demon.
ER: The Complete First Season
DVD
1994
DVD 353
All 25 episodes from the TV series’
debut season, including the pilot, "Into
That Good Night," and "Happy New
Year", collected in a 4 disc set. With
Anthony Edwards, George Clooney,
Sherry Stringfield, and Noah Wylie. 19
3/4 hours.
Eraserhead DVD 2000
DVD
89 min
1977
DV1032
It is a nightmare or an actual view of a
post-apocalyptic world? Set in an
industrial town in which giant machines
are constantly working, spewing
smoke, and making noise that is
inescapable, Henry Spencer lives in a
building that, like all others, appears to
be abandoned. The lights flicker on
and off, he has bowls of water in his
dresser drawers, and for his only
diversion he listens to the Lady in the
Radiator sing about finding happiness
in heaven. (b&w)
Erendira
VHS
103 min
1983
v2393 in storage
Based on a section of Gabriel Garcia
Marquez’ One Hundred Years of
Solitude, this black comedy is laden
with sexual fantasy, surreal pranks and
political allegory. Erendira is a teenage
girl exploited as a sexual slave by her
greedy grandmother. Spanish with
English subtitles.
Eric Sevareid’s "Not So Wild a
Dream": A Personal Memoir
VHS
58 min
1988
V 651 (in storage)
Covers the autobiographical
experiences of Eric Sevareid, from his
days on the Dakota prairie to the college
peace movement of the 1930’s and his
days as a journalist in Europe. (b&w)
Erick Hawkins’ America
VHS
58 min
1992
V 1153 (in storage)
Documentary on American
choreographer Hawkins, focusing on
his use of American themes. Includes
selections from "Plains Daybreak,"
"Hurrah!", and "Ahab."
Erin Brockovich
Errol Morris’ First Person: The
Complete Series
DVD
480 min
2000
DVD 1647
Originally broadcast on Bravo and the
Independent Film Channel, Errol
Morris’ interview series is a counterpart
to his feature-length documentary
work. Using his "Interrotron" system–a
series of monitors and cameras which
allows interview subjects to look
directly into the camera lens–Morris
interviews an eclectic assortment of
intriguing individuals. Includes all 17
episodes from the original series.
Escape from Havana: An
American Story
DVD
DVD 3230
60 min
2010
DVD
99 min
1981
DVD 1203
Kurt Russell in John Carpenter’s sci-fi
action thriller about a future in which
the island of Manhattan has been
converted to a prison for the world’s
most dangerous criminals.
Escape to White Mountain
VHS
80 min
1993
vhs 2405 in storage
A sixteen-year-old boy and his newfound Apache friend discover a world
of ceremonies, rituals and Native
American traditions.
Ernest Hemingway’s Soldier’s
Home
VHS
52 min
1991
V 928 in storage
Two children, whose mother has been
abruptly deported as an illegal alien, try
to get to their father, working far away.
Ernest J. Gaines’ the Sky Is
Gray
VHS
46 min
1987
V 766 (in storage)
Based on the story of the same title by
Ernest Gaines, about a young boy’s
discovery about what it means to be
black in Louisiana in the 1940’s. With
Olivia Cole and James Bond III.
Ernestine: Peak Experiences
VHS
30 min
V 2225 (in storage)
Lily Tomlin performs 3 "Ernestine"
routines, taken from "Saturday Night
Live", the Emmy Awards, and other
sources from 1969 - 1985.
Ernie Kovacs, Television’s
Original Genius
VHS
90 min
1984
V 443 in storage
A comedic tribute to one of Hollywood’s
greatest comedians, Ernie Kovacs.
(b&w)
VHS
115 min
1988
V 842 in storage
Henry Thomas, Dee Wallace, and
Peter Coyote in Speilberg’s film about a
young boy who befriends a creature
from another planet.
Eternal Sunshine of the
Spotless Mind
DVD
108 min
2004
DVD 869, on res. till 10/27
Jim Carrey, Kate Winslet, Kirsten
Dunst, and Mark Ruffalo in Michel
Gondry’s romance about a man who
undergoes a scientific procedure to rid
his memory of all traces of his exgirlfriend. Oscar-winning script by
Charlie Kaufman.
Eternity and a Day
Escape from New York
DVD
132 min
2000
DVD 4685
Single mother takes job as legal
secretary and investigates a utility
company’s responsibility for a small
town’s water pollution. With Julia
Roberts and Albert Finney.
VHS
42 min
1987
V 767 in storage
Returning home after World War I to a
community in which he feels alien, a
soldier struggles to make sense of the
past and face the uncertainty ahead.
With Nancy Marchand and Richard
Backus.
E.T., the Extra-Terrestrial
Esperanza
The Essential Alfred Hitchcock
Collection
DVD
811 min
2005
DVD 1418
Nine Hitchcock films: Champagne
(1928), "Murder!" (1930), "Number
Seventeen" (1932), "39 Steps" (1935")
"The Skin Game" (1931), "Jamaica Inn"
(1939), "Easy Virtue" (1927), "the
Manxman" (1929), and "The Farmer’s
Wife" (1928). Includes documentary
"Alfred Hitchcock, The Master of
Suspense." (b&w)
The Essential Blue-Eyed
VHS
87 min
1999
VHS 2445 in storage
The Essential Blue-Eyed is a
shortened training version of BlueEyed, Jane Elliot’s exercise in which
she teaches people to discriminate
against each other in a matter of
minutes based on eye color. Director
Bertram Verhaag compiled the footage
from several of Elliot’s workshops into a
50-minute film, adding a 36-minute
debriefing segment to help trainers
process the experience with their
students or workshop participants.
110
VHS
130 min
1998
V 3176 in storage
Theo Angelopoulos’s study of a
terminally ill writer, who wanders
through a seaside town remembering
his wife and son, and a young Albanian
boy he once befriended. With Bruno
Ganz, Isabelle Renauld, and Achileas
Skevas.
Ethics in America, Program 1:
Do Unto Others
VHS
58 min
1989
V 543A in storage
A panel of political, medical, and
cultural authorities confronts
contemporary ethical dilemmas,
including infidelity, child abuse, and
poverty.
Ethics in America, Program 2:
To Defend a Killer
VHS
58 min
1989
V 543B (in storage)
A look at the ethical dilemmas that are
an integral part of the American
criminal justice system. Should lawyers
defend people whom they know to be
guilty? What is the object of sentencing
-deterrence, rehabilitation, or
retribution? Panelists include Supreme
Court Justice Antonin Scalia, Surgeon
General C. Everett Koop, and Ellen
Goodman.
Ethics in America, Program 3:
Public Trust, Private Interests
VHS
58 min
1989
V 543C in storage
Arthur Miller moderates a discussion
about the moral standards of elected
and appointed officials. With panelists
Jeanne Kirkpatrick, Peter Jennings,
Joseph R. Califano, and others.
Ethics In America, Program 4:
Does Doctor Know Best?
VHS
58 min
1989
V 543D in storage
Doctors from the National Cancer
Institute discuss controversies created
by modern medicine, with Surgeon
General C. Everett Coop, journalist
Ellen Goodman, and others.
Ethics in America, Program 5:
Anatomy of a Corporate
Takeover
VHS
60 min
1989
V 543E (in storage)
Examines the social repercussions of
corporate mergers and takeovers.
Panelists include T. Boone Pickens,
economist Lester Thurow, and chief
executives from major corporations.
Ethics in America, Program 6:
Under Orders, Under Fire (Parts
I and II)
VHS
58 min
1989
V 543F pt.1, pt.2 (in storage
A panel composed of representatives
from the military, members of Congress,
and journalists discuss the meaning of
ethics in military contexts. In part 1 the
general moral responsibilities of
officers, soldiers, and journalists in
combat situations are examined. Part 2
explores the moral issues involved in
the treatment of prisoners of war, the
confidentiality of military actions
including possible atrocities, the
responsibilities of journalists reporting
from combat zones, and the use of
tactical nuclear weapons.
Ethics in America, Program 8:
Truth on Trial
VHS
58 min
1989
V 543G in storage
A panel of attorneys, judges, and
scholars discuss the potential conflicts
the adversary relationship can create
between lawyers’ responsibilities to
their clients and their professional
commitment to the truth in legal
proceedings. A hypothetical product
liability case provides the context for
this discussion, which includes
Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia
and attorney Floyd Abrams.
Ethics in America, Program 9:
The Human Experiment
VHS
58 min
1989
V 543H in storage
A panel of prominent representatives
from the fields of medicine, government
service, the judiciary, journalism,
religion, and academia discuss the
ethical ramifications of human
experimentation in medical research. A
hypothetical medical test of a new drug
for the treatment of AIDS serves as the
focus for the examination of such
issues as the propriety of risking the life
of one patient in order to save millions
in the future, and the use of placebos
on victims of serious diseases.
Ethics in America, Program 10:
Politics, Privacy, and the Press
VHS
58 min
1989
V 543I in storage
The hypothetical case of a presidential
candidate’s extramarital relationships
provides the basis for a panel
discussion, on the ethical
responsibilites of journalists in
reporting on the private lives of political
figures. Included are publisher
Katherine Graham, journalist Peter
Jennings, Representative Barney
Frank, and Geraldine Ferraro.
Ethics in America, Program 11:
The Politics of Privacy
VHS
60 min
1988
V 543J in storage
A panel of prominent journalists and
national politicians discuss the ethical
responsibilities of journalists in
reporting on the private lives of public
figures, particularly politicians. Included
are publisher Katherine Graham, editor
Katherine Fanning, Jeanne Kirkpatrick,
Barney Frank, and others.
Ethics in Book Reviewing
DVD
86 min
2007
DVD 2003
A panel of book reviewers and book
review editors discussing what is and
what is not ethical when reviewing
books. The discussion, based on a
survey conducted by the National Book
Critics Circle, addresses such issues
as: should a reviewer be assigned to
review an author that she/he knows?,
should a reviewer review a book that
she/he hates?, and should an editor
publish heavily critical reviews of firsttime or unknown authors? Panelists
talk about their own experiences
reviewing books and having their books
reviewed. Following their prepared
remarks the panelists answer
questions from members of the
audience. Panelists include
Christopher Hitchens from Vanity Fair,
John Leonard of the New York Review
of Books, writer Francine Prose, Carlin
Romano, Literature critic at the
Philadelphia Inquirer, Sam Tanenhaus,
editor of the New York Times Book
Review, and David L. Ulin, editor of the
Los Angeles Times Book Review. The
event took place on June 1, 2007, and
was sponsored by C-Span.
Ethics, Morality, and Criminality
Online
VHS
89 min
1991
V 1475 in storage
Federal and state law enforcement
officers, Internet system operators, and
legal experts discuss computer viruses,
system intrusion, fraud and
surveillance.
111
Ethnic Notions
DVD
57 min
1987
DVD 2685
Documentary by Marlon Riggs, tracing
the evolution of stereotypes that have
fueled racial prejudice. Narrated by
Esther Rolle.
Etoile de Mer
16MM
1928
F 133
An example of the French avant-garde
films of the 1920’s, improvised under
the direction of Man Ray.
Eugene O’Neill: A Documentary
Film
DVD
120 min
2006
dv1423
The author of such innovative works as
"The Iceman Cometh" and "Long Day’s
Journey Into Night", Nobel and Pulitzer
Prize-winning playwright Eugene O
Neill wrote 20 long plays in fewer than
25 years. Much of his writing was
influenced by his troubled childhood
and relationships. This AMERICAN
EXPERIENCE production by director
Ric Burns tells O’Neill’s turbulent story
from his childhood to his painful death
at the age of 65.
Europa, Europa
VHS
115 min
1992
V 1183 in storage
German-Jewish teen survives World
War II by concealing his identity, and
living as a Nazi for seven years in three
countries. Based on the true story of
Solomon Perel.
European Tanztheater
VHS
62 min
1997
V 1693
Archival footage and excerpts of
contemporary dance theater. Includes
portions of Kurt Jooss’s ballet "The
Green Table" and Pina Bausch’s "Rite
of Spring."
Evaluation of the Speech and
Swallowing Mechanisms
VHS
169 min
1988
V 889 v. 1, v.2 in storage
Videoconference on conducting an oral
examination, and evaluating
anomalous conditions with respect to
communication problems. Tape 1:
Face, lips, teeth, hard palate, adenoids
and tonsils, velum. Tape 2: Questions
and answers, tongue, swallowing. With
Handbook of examination resources.
Even Dwarfs Started Small
DVD
96 min
1970
DVD 3837
Herzog’s controversial horror/drama/
comedy about dwarfs confined in an
institution on a remote island, who
rebel against the guards and director
(all dwarfs as well) in a display of
mayhem. (b&w)
An Evening in November
16MM
27 min
1980
F 279
Emerson student film. Four college
students examine their lives and
relationships.
An Evening of Dance and
Conversation with Martha
Graham
VHS
85 min
1984
V 1050
Performances of 3 of Graham’s
creations:" Errand Into the Maze",
"Acts of Light", "Cave of the Heart".
Evening Primrose
DVD
52 min
Archive of American Television
Presents restoration of Evening
Primrose, a musical created especially
for television, which aired only once on
ABC Stage 67. Starring Anthony
Perkins and Charmian Carr, the
production featured a teleplay adapted
by James Goldman (from a short story
by John Collier) and a score by
Stephen Sondheim. (b&w)
An Evening with Robin Williams
VHS
92 min
1983
V 374 in storage
A live comedy performance from 1982
at The Great American Music Hall in
San Francisco.
Everything You Always Wanted
to Know About Sex . . .
DVD
88 min
1972
DVD 57
Woody Allen’s comic look at sexual
mores, featuring sheep, chastity belts,
and reluctant sperm. With John
Carradine, Lynn Redgrave, Louise
Lasser, and Tony Randall.
Eve’s Bayou
DVD
107 min
1997
DVD3022
The story of a larger Louisiana family
that struggles to stay together despite
the it’s growing secrets. Starring
Samuel L. Jackson and Lynn Whitfield
The Evil Dead
DVD
DVD 3334
85 min
1981
Evil Dead 2 (Dead by Dawn)
DVD
85 min
1987
DVD 43
Revamping and extension of its
predecessor, in which Ash (Bruce
Campbell) battles evil spirits in a
secluded woodland cabin.
Every Child is Born a Poet: The
Life & Work of Piri Thomas
Evolution, Program 1: Darwin’s
Dangerous Idea
DVD
59 min
2003
DVD 1548
A mix of documentary, poetry, drama,
and performance, Every Child is Born a
Poet explores the life and work of Piri
Thomas, the Afro-Cuban-Puerto Rican
author of the classic autobiographical
novel "Down These Mean Streets"
(1967).
DVD
120 min
2001
DVD 586 A
First in the seven-part PBS series
examining evolutionary science and its
effect on our lives and planet. Darwin’s
Dangerous Idea combines drama and
documentary filmmaking to explore
Darwin’s life and key concepts.
Every Little Step
DVD
93 min
2008
DVD 2471
James D. Stern’s and Adam Del Deo’s
documentary combines the history of
"A Chorus Line" with a behind-thescenes look at how the 2006 Broadway
revival was cast.
Every Man For Himself and God
Against All: Jeder für Sich und
Gott gegen Alle: the Enigma of
Kaspar Hauser
VHS
110 min
1983
V 172 in storage
Herzog’s film about a young man
mysteriously isolated from the world
since birth, and a town’s attempts to
civilize him.
Everyone’s Channel
VHS
58 min
1992
V 1509 in storage
A history of community television and
public access TV that uses rare video
clips, rediscovered footage from the 1/
2" portapak era, and interviews with
access pioneers.
Evolution, program 2 & 3: Great
Transformations & Extinction
DVD
120 min
2001
DVD 586B
Great Transformations examines the
history of life on earth, including the
role of transitional fossils in deciphering
the fossil record. Extinction! discusses
the five mass extinctions that have
occurred on our planet, and looks at
why extinction outpaces the evolution
of new species today.
Evolution, program 4 & 5: The
Evolutionary Arms Race & Why
Sex?
DVD
120 min
2001
DVD 586C
The Evolutionary Arms Race discusses
the concept of survival of the fittest.
Why Sex? discusses the variety of
sexual expression, why sex is so
powerful, and its importance to
evolution.
112
Ex Machina
DVD
108 min
2015
DVD 4556
British science fiction psychological
thriller written and directed by Alex
Garland,. starring Domhnall Gleeson,
Alicia Vikander, and Oscar Isaac. Ex
Machina tells the story of programmer
Caleb Smith (Gleeson) who is invited
by his employer, the eccentric
billionaire Nathan Bateman (Isaac), to
administer the Turing test to an android
with artificial intelligence, named Ava
(Vikander).
Examination of the Oral
Mechanism
VHS
26 min
V 1398 in storage
Describes the oral mechanism and
speech problems. Shows how an oral
mechanism examination can determine
physical problems that might affect
speech.
Examined Life
DVD
88 min
2008
DVD 4663
Canadian documentary directed by
Astra Taylor, featuring eight influential
modern philosophers–Cornel West,
Avital Ronell, Peter Singer, Kwame
Anthony Appiah, Martha Nussbaum,
Michael Hardt, Slavoj Zizek, and Judith
Butler, who is accompanied by her
sister and disability activist Sunaura
Taylor– walking around New York and
other metropolises, discussing the
practical application of their ideas in
modern culture.
Excel for Windows
VHS
58 min
1994
V1259 (in storage)
A comprehensive tutorial on Microsoft’s
Excel for Windows that lets you see
what the computer is doing while you
learn how to use the spreadsheet
program.
Excelsior
DVD
120 min
2002
DV1572
A production of the ballet "Excelsior"
filmed live in Milan. Choreographed by
Ugo Dell’ara.
Executive Suite
DVD
104 min
1953
DVD 3577
When the head of a large
manufacturing firm dies suddenly from
a stroke, his vice-presidents vie to see
who will replace him. (b&w)
Exercising Leadership
VHS
60 min
1990
V 1098 in storage
Ron Heifetz, Professor at Kennedy
School of Government, Harvard
University, discusses leadership as an
activity rather then a set of personality
characteristics.
The Exiles
Experimental Television Center
DVD
72 min
1961
DVD 2440
Long-out-of-print film by Kent
MacKenzie chronicling a day in the life
of a group of twenty-something Native
Americans who left reservation life in
the 1950s to live in the district of Bunker
Hill, Los Angeles, California. The film
features Yvonne Williams, Homer Nish,
and Tommy Reynolds. DVD extras
include four short films directed by
Mackenzie, including Bunker Hill 1956,
and commentary track with Sherman
Alexie and Sean Axmaker. Disc Two
includes short films "Last Days of
Angels Flight" (Robert Kirste), "Bunker
Hill: A Tale of Urban Renewal" (Greg
Kimble), and "White Fawn’s Devotion:
The First native American Film"
(Library of Congress.) (b&w)
DVD
DVD 3443
ExistenZ
VHS
970 min
1999
V 2062 in storage
Futuristic thriller with Jennifer Jason
Leigh as a virtual reality games
designer threatened by a radical
anti-games group. With Jude Law.
999 min
2009
Experimenter
DVD
98 min
2015
DVD 4446
Biographical drama film written and
directed by Michael Almereyda, based
on the 1961 Milgram psychology
experiment, in which people thought
they were delivering electric shocks to
strangers strapped into a chair in
another room. With Peter Sarsgaard,
Taryn Manning, Kellan Lutz,and
Winona Ryder.
Experiments in Cinema v8.53
DVD
386 min
2013
DVD 3748 v. 1-4, 5,6,7
7 disc collection of 59 experimental
films presented at the annual
celebration of international cinematic
experimentation in Albuquerque, N.M–
including one by Emerson’s own Paul
Turano! (on disc 3: "Not Clear Cut"
2012, 7.5 min. For complete list of
titles, check entry in Fenway Libraries
online catalog.
Existenz
DVD
97 min
1999
DVD 261
Futuristic thriller with Jennifer Jason
Leigh as a virtual reality games
designer threatened by a radical
anti-games group. With Jude Law.
Exit Through the Gift Shop
DVD
86 min
2010
DVD 2977
Hmmmm . . . there’s footage of British
street artist Banksy, Shepard Fairey,
Invader and many of the world’s most
infamous graffiti artists at work. Also
footage of French-born videographer
Thierry Guetta. That’s all the Media
Librarian knows for sure.
The Exorcist (2000 Reissue)
DVD
132 min
1973
DVD 697
The label reads "The Version You’ve
Never Seen", referring to the inclusion
of about 11 minutes of added footage,
some subtle special effects
enhancements, and a soundtrack
remix. Notable changes include the
"spider walk" scene and an alternate
ending, authorized by screenwriter/
novelist/producer William Peter Blatty.
Includes William Friedkin’s audio
commentary.
The Expanding Universe: The
Planets
VHS
52 min
1999
V 1894 (in storage)
Looks at what new research has
revealed about the solar system, and
what planned missions to Mars,
Saturn, and Jupiter may contribute to
our overview of the universe. A
Channel Four Television production.
Narrated by John Hurt.
Experiments in Terror
DVD
106 min
2005
DVD 3303
Collection of short experimental horror
films. Peter Tscherkassky’s "Outer
Space", David Sherman’s "Tuning the
Sleeping Machine", Lloyd Williams
"Ursula", Damon Packard’s "Dawn of
an Evil Millennium", Kerry Laitala’s
"Journey into the Unknown", J. X.
Williams "The Virgin Sacrifice"
Expressing the Inexpressible:
Shirin Neshat
DVD
42 min
2000
DVD 860
Iranian-born photographer, filmmaker,
and video artist Shirin Neshat
discusses her work in the context of her
"outsider" status in two cultures, the
tension between traditional and modern
values, the nature of expression in an
atmosphere of repression, and the
social, political, and psychological
issues of women’s experiences.
Includes discussion of Neshat’s still
images, and video installations
"Shadow Under the Web", "Turbulent",
and "Soliloquy", among others.
The Exterminating Angel
DVD
DVD 2544
93 min
1962
Extra! Extra! See All about It
VHS
50 min
1991
V 1073 in storage
Examines the newspaper industry,
focusing on Boston’s two major papers,
the Globe and the Herald.
The Extraordinary Adventures
of Mr. West in the Land of the
Bolsheviks
VHS
78 min
1924
V 1600 in storage
Lev Kuleshov’s satire of America’s
slanted view of the Soviet Union. With
Soviet directors Boris Barnet and
Vsevolod Pudovkin in featured roles.
With English subtitles and piano score.
(b&w)
The Eye Hears, the Ear Sees
Experiments in Terror 2
DVD
95 min
2007
DVD 3304
Collection of short experimental horror
films. "The Mesmerist"-Bill Morrison,
"The Early 70s Horror Trailer"- Damon
Packard, "Psych-Burn"-JX Williams,
"Between 2 Deaths"-Wago Kreider,
"Amor Peligrosa"- Michelle Silva, "Hold
My Scissors"-Usama Alshaibi, "Opus
5"- Lloyd Williams, "The Fear"-Angel
Nieves, "She Sank on Shallow
Bank"-Clifton Childree & Nikki Rollason
Exploring Space: The Quest For
Life
DVD
120 min
2006
DVD 1720
Features interviews with scientists who
discuss their ideas about the possibility
of life beyond Earth, and examine the
latest developments in astrobiology.
Export TV: Anatomy of an
Electronic Invasion
VHS
25 min
1990
V 1088 (in storage)
The program dicusses isssues related
to U.S. television broadcasting to Cuba.
(b&w)
113
16MM
59 min
1971
F 100
Explores the cinematic art of Canadian
filmmaker, Norman McLaren, McLaren
talks with Gavin Millar of the British
Broadcasting Company about his
career, demonstrates some of his
animation techniques, and explains
what brought him to filmmaking.
Eye in the Sky
DVD
102 min
2015
DVD 4574
British thriller starring Helen Mirren,
Aaron Paul, Alan Rickman, and
Barkhad Abdi. The film, directed by
Gavin Hood and based on a
screenplay by Guy Hibbert, is about
military personnel facing legal, ethical,
and political dilemmas presented by
modern drone warfare against those
using terrorist tactics, and civilians who
are endangered by it.
Eye of the Beholder
VHS
59 min
1981
V 616 (in storage)
Focuses on the threat of a boycott
against certain television advertisers by
the Coalition for Better Television and
the Moral Majority.
The Eyes of Tammy Faye
DVD
78 min
1999
DVD 1484
Documentary about the rise, fall, and
attempted comebacks of former
televangelist, talk show host, and
tabloid cover girl Tammy Faye Bakker.
Narrated by RuPaul.
Eyes on the Prize: America’s
Civil Rights Years, 1954-1985
Eyes on the Prize, Episode 6:
Bridge to Freedom (1965)
VHS
1986
V 424 F
Climactic 50 mile march from Selma to
Montgomerey, Alabama; the Voting
Rights Act becomes Federal law.
(b&w)
DVD
120 min
1986
DVD 2172
Volume 1: Awakenings (1954-56),
Fighting Back (1957-62); Volume 2:
Ain’t Scared of Your Jails (1960-61), No
Easy Walk (1961-63); Volume 3:
Mississippi: Is This America? (196264), Bridge to Freedom (1965); Volume
4: The Time Has Come (1964-66), Two
Societies (1965-1968); Volume 5:
"Power! (1966-68), "The Promised
Land (1967-68); "Ain’t Gonna Shuffle
No More" (1964-72), "A Nation of Law?
(1968-71); Volume 7: The Keys to the
Kingdom (1974-80), Back to the
Movement (1979-85).
Eyes on the Prize II, Program
1:The Time Has Come:
1964-1966
Eyes on the Prize, Episode 1:
Awakenings (1954-56)
Eyes on the Prize II, Program 2:
Two Societies (1965-1968)
VHS
1986
V0424A
(Eyes on the Prize). The story of two
events that focused the nation’s
attention on the rights of black
Americans: the lynching of 14 year old
Emmett Till in Mississippi, and the
1955-56 Montgomery, Alabama bus
boycott. (b&w)
Eyes on the Prize, Episode 2:s
on the Prize, Episode 4: No
Easy Walk (1962-66)
VHS
1986
V0424B
Mass demonstrations and marches
emerge as powerful protest vehicles in
Albany, Georgia, Birmingham,
Alabama, and Washington D.C. (b&w)
Eyes on the Prize, Episode 3
VHS
1986
V0424C
This volume covers the young people
and students who participated in sitins, segregated bus protests, and other
events dedicated to widespread racial
equality. (b&w)
Eyes on the Prize, Episode 4
VHS
1986
V0424D
Mass demonstrations and marches
emerge as powerful protest vehicles in
Albany, Georgia, Birmingham,
Alabama, and Washington D.C. (b&w)
Eyes on the Prize, Episode 5:
Mississippi: Is This America?
(1962-64)
VHS
1986
V0424E
The 1962-64 voting rights campaign in
Mississippi, culminating in the murder of
three young civil rights workers. (b&w)
VHS
60 min
1989
V 747A
Urgency and anger in Northern black
communities is articulated by Malcolm
X, minister of the Nation of Islam. He
influences the civil rights movement
and the staff of the Student Nonviolent
Coordinating Committee (SNCC) as
they organize and issue the call for
"Black power" in 1966 in Mississippi.
(b&w)
VHS
60 min
1989
V 747B
Explores the civil rights movement’s first
attempt at organizing in the north, as
Martin Luther King Jr. and the Southern
Christian Leadership Conference go to
Chicago. Their strategies come up
against the powerful political machinery
of Mayor Richard Daley. Also looks at
the 1967 uprising in Detroit as blacks
and the police clash on city streets.
Eyes on the Prize II, Program 3:
Power! (1966-1968)
VHS
60 min
1990
V 747C
Out of the ashes of the urban
rebellions, blacks look for new ways to
take control of their communities.
Explores the political path to power for
Carl Stokes, the nation’s first black
mayor of a major city. Describes the
founding of the Black Panther Party in
Oakland, Calif. and the struggle of
black and Hispanic parents in Brooklyn,
N.Y. to improve their children’s
education through community control
of the schools. (b&w)
Eyes on the Prize II, Program 4:
The Promised Land, (1967-1968)
VHS
60 min
1989
V 747D (in storage)
The final year of Martin Luther King’s
life, during which he and his staff
searched for a strategy to bring about
an economic redistribution of wealth.
Concludes with the assassination of Dr.
King in Memphis, Tennessee, on April
4, 1968. (b&w)
114
Eyes on the Prize II, Program 5:
Ain’t Gonna Shuffle No More
(1964-1972)
VHS
60 min
1989
V 747E (in storage)
Covers the black consciousness
movement throughout the country
through the mid 1960’s and early
1970’s. Describes the student
movement at Howard University for
black studies and explores the "coming
of age" of black politicians and political
activists through a description of the
National Black Political Convention in
Gary, Indiana. Discusses Muhammad
Ali’s political battle over the Vietnam
War. (b&w)
Eyes on the Prize II, Program 6:
A Nation of Law? (1968-1971)
VHS
60 min
1989
V 747F
The late 1960s: the anger poor urban
areas. In Chicago, Fred Hampton
formed a Black Panther Party Chapter.
During this same period, inmates at
New York’s Attica prison took over the
prison in an effort to publicize
intolerable conditions. (b&w)
Eyes on the Prize II, Program 7:
The Keys to the Kingdom
(1974-1980)
VHS
60 min
1989
V 747G
Examines the relationship between law
and popular struggle. In Boston, black
parents organized to improve their
children’s education. In Atlanta, Mayor
Maynard Jackson, the city’s first black
mayor, tried to guarantee black
involvement in the construction of
Atlanta’s airport. (b&w)
Eyes on the Prize II, Program 8:
Back to the Movement (1979mid-1980’s)
VHS
60 min
1989
V 747H (in storage)
Examines two cities; one in the South,
the other in the North. In Miami, Florida,
a black community is destroyed. In the
North, Harold Washington is elected as
Chicago’s first black mayor. (b&w)
Eyes on the Prize, Volume 2:
Ain’t Scared of Your Jails,
(1960-1961), No Easy Walk
(1961-1963)
DVD
120 min
1986
DVD 2173
Ain’t Scared of Your Jails (1960-1961):
Black college students take a
leadership role in the civil rights
movement as lunch counter sit-ins
spread across the South. "Freedom
Riders" also try to desegregate
interstate buses, but they are brutally
attacked as they travel. No Easy Walk
(1961-1963): The civil rights movement
discovers the power of mass
demonstrations as the Rev. Martin
Luther King, Jr. emerges as its most
visible leader. Some demonstrations
succeed; others fail. But the triumphant
March on Washington, D.C., under
King’s leadership, shows a mounting
national support for civil rights.
President John F. Kennedy proposes
the Civil Rights Act.
Eyes on the Prize, Volume 3:
"Mississippi: Is This America?
(1962-1964)"; "Bridge to
Freedom (1965)"
DVD
120 min
1986
DVD 2174
Mississippi: Is This America? (19631964): Mississippi’s grass-roots civil
rights movement becomes an
American concern when college
students travel south to help register
black voters and three activists are
murdered. The Mississippi Freedom
Democratic Party challenges the
regular Mississippi delegation at the
Democratic Convention in Atlantic City.
Bridge to Freedom (1965): A decade of
lessons is applied in the climactic and
bloody march from Selma to
Montgomery, Alabama. A major victory
is won when the federal Voting Rights
Bill passes, but civil rights leaders
know they have new challenges ahead.
Eyes on the Prize, Volume 4:
"The Time Has Come (19641966)", "Two Societies
(1965-1968)"
DVD
120 min
1990
DVD 2175
The Time Has Come (1964-66): After a
decade-long cry for justice, a new
sound is heard in the civil rights
movement: the insistent call for power.
Malcolm X takes an eloquent
nationalism to urban streets as a
younger generation of black leaders
listens. In the South, Stokely
Carmichael and the Student Nonviolent
Coordinating Committee (SNCC) move
from "Freedom Now!" to "Black Power!"
as the fabric of the traditional
movement changes. Two Societies
(1965-68): Martin Luther King, Jr. and
the Southern Christian Leadership
Conference (SCLC) come north to help
Chicago’s civil rights leaders in their
nonviolent struggle against segregated
housing. Their efforts pit them against
Chicago’s powerful mayor, Richard
Daley. When a series of marches
through all-white neighborhoods draws
violence, King and Daley negotiate with
mixed results. In Detroit, a police raid in
a black neighborhood sparks an urban
uprising that lasts five days, leaving 43
people dead. The Kerner Commission
finds that America is becoming "two
societies, one black, one white,
separate and unequal." President
Lyndon Johnson, who appointed the
commission, ignores the report. (b&w)
Eyes on the Prize, Volume 5:
"Power! (1966-1968)" "The
Promised Land (1967-1968)
DVD
120 min
1990
DVD 2176
Power! (1966-68): The call for Black
Power takes various forms across
communities in black America. In
Cleveland, Carl Stokes wins election as
the first black mayor of a major
American city. The Black Panther
Party, armed with law books, breakfast
programs, and guns, is born in Oakland.
Substandard teaching practices prompt
parents to gain educational control of a
Brooklyn school district but then lead
them to a showdown with New York
City’s teachers’ union. The Promised
Land (1967-68): Martin Luther King
stakes out new ground for himself and
the rapidly fragmenting civil rights
movement. One year before his death,
he publicly opposes the war in Vietnam.
His Southern Christian Leadership
Conference (SCLC) embarks on an
ambitious Poor People’s Campaign. In
the midst of political organizing, King
detours to support striking sanitation
workers in Memphis, where he is
assassinated. King’s death and the
failure of his final campaign mark the
end of a major stream of the movement.
Eyes on the Prize, Volume 6:
"Ain’t Gonna Shuffle No More
(1964-1972); "A Nation of Law?
(1968-1971)"
DVD
120 min
1990
DVD 2177
Ain’t Gonna Shuffle No More (196472): A call to pride and a renewed push
for unity galvanize black America.
World heavyweight champion Cassius
Clay challenges America to accept him
as Muhammad Ali, a minister of Islam
who refuses to fight in Vietnam.
Students at Howard University in
Washington, D.C., fight to bring the
growing black consciousness
movement and their African heritage
inside the walls of this prominent black
institution. Black elected officials and
community activists organize the
National Black Political Convention in
Gary, Indiana, in an attempt to create a
unified black response to growing
repression against the movement. A
Nation of Law? (1968-71): Black
activism is increasingly met with a
sometimes violent and unethical
response from local and federal law
enforcement agencies. In Chicago, two
Black Panther Party leaders are killed
in a pre-dawn raid by police acting on
information supplied by an FBI
informant. In the wake of President
Nixon’s call to "law and order," steppedup arrests push the already poor
conditions at New York’s Attica State
Prison to the limit. A five-day inmate
takeover calling the public’s attention to
the conditions leaves 43 men dead:
four killed by inmates, 39 by police.
115
Eyes on the Prize, Volume 7:
"The Keys to the Kingdom
(1974-1980)"; "Back to the
Movement (1979-1985)".
DVD
120 min
1990
DVD 2178
"The Keys to the Kingdom (1974-80)":
In the 1970s, antidiscrimination legal
rights gained in past decades by the
civil rights movement are put to the
test. In Boston, some whites violently
resist a federal court school
desegregation order. Atlanta’s first
black mayor, Maynard Jackson, proves
that affirmative action can work, but the
Bakke Supreme Court case challenges
that policy. "Back to the Movement
(1979-mid 80s":) Power and
powerlessness. Miami’s black
community – pummeled by urban
renewal, a lack of jobs, and police
harassment – explodes in rioting. But
in Chicago, an unprecedented
grassroots movement triumphs.
Frustrated by decades of unfulfilled
promises made by the city’s
Democratic political machine,
reformers install Harold Washington as
Chicago’s first black mayor.
Eyes Wide Shut
DVD
159 min
1999
DVD 265
Kubrick’s final film. Tom Cruise plays a
doctor who wanders into a variety of
sexually charged situations after an
argument about fidelity with his wife.
With Nicole Kidman.
Eyes Without A Face
DVD
90 min
1959
DVD 1352
A classic horror film from French
filmmaker Georges Franju. A guiltridden plastic surgeon attempts to
rebuild his daughter’s face using the
skin from unwilling volunteers. With
Pierre Brasseur, Alida Valli, and Edith
Scob as the faceless daughter. French
with English subtitles. (b&w)
Eyes Without a Face
VHS
88 min
1959
V 3018 in storage
Georges Franju’s macabre shocker
about a plastic surgeon’s murderous
attempts to restore his daughter’s
disfigured face. With Pierre Brasseur
and Edith Scob. (b&w)
Ezra Pound: American Odyssey
VHS
60 min
1988
V 415B in storage
An exploration of the life, political
activity and poetry of Ezra Pound with
illustrated readings of segments of his
poetry, recordings and photography of
Pound and interviews with his mistress,
daughter, friends, associates, and even
one of his jailers. (b&w)
F for Fake
Faces
Fahrenheit 9/11
DVD
88 min
1972
dv1416
Orson Welles’ last major film deals with
the theme of forgery in art. The several
narratives wound throughout the film
focus on the forger Elmyr de Hory,
Clifford Irving (de Hory’s biographer),
Howard Hughes, Pablo Picasso, and
Welles himself.
DVD
130 min
1968
dvd1074
The film follows the futile attempts of
captain of industry Richard and his
wife, Maria, to escape the anguish of
their empty marriage in the arms of
others (b&w)
DVD
105 min
1978
Mondo film containing explicit scenes
depicting a variety of ways to die and
violent acts.
DVD
126 min
2004
DVD 854
Michael Moore’s controversial
documentary examining the roles
played by money and oil in the wake of
the 9/11 tragedy, and the links between
the Bush White House, the Saudi
government, and the administration’s
co-opting of post-9/11 fear in order to
wage an unjustified war against Iraq.
Special features include a new scene,
"Homeland Security, Miami Style",
eyewitness accounts from Iraq,and
Condaleeza Rice’s testimony before
the 9/11 commission.
Faces of Death IV
Fail-Safe
Faces of Death
F for Fake
VHS
98 min
1973
V 1906 in storage
Orson Welles used discarded
documentary footage to assemble this
look at deception of all sorts. With Peter
Bogdanovich, "biographer" Clifford
Irving and art forgerer Elmyr de Hory.
F. Scott Fitzgerald’s Bernice
Bobs Her Hair
VHS
49 min
1976
V 750 (in storage)
A sweet but dull girl is transformed into
a femme fatale while visiting her
cousin. With Shelley Duvall and
Veronica Cartwright. Introduction by
Henry Fonda.
Faat Kine
VHS
121 min
2001
V 3214 in storage, DVD 2621
Ousmane Sembene’s tribute to what
he calls the "everyday heroism of
African women", told through the
domestic drama of Faat Kine,
independent single mother and
successful businesswoman. In French
and Wolof, with English subtitles.
Fable of He and She
16MM
11 min
1974
F 70
The animated story of the Hardibars
and Mushamels–whimsical clay
creatures who discover that gender
stereotypes are not always accurate or
useful.
The Fabulous Dorseys
VHS
91 min
1947
V 1702 (in storage)
Biographical film featuring Tommy and
Jimmy Dorsey. With Janet Blair.
Features a jam session with Art Tatum
and Ziggy Elman (b&w)
Fabulous! The Story of Queer
Cinema
DVD
82 min
2006
DVD 3431
Interviews and film clips give an
overview of queer independent
filmmaking, from Kenneth Anger’s
Fireworks to Brokeback Mountain.
Features John Waters, Gus Van Sant,
Rose Troche, and Christine Vachon.
A Face in the Crowd
DVD
DVD 3355
126 min
1957
DVD
95 min
1990
DVD 4469
Provides scenes of dying, murder,
accidents, police brutality, execution,
cult rituals, and other macabre events.
DVD
111 min
1964
DVD 204
Cold War drama about a squadron of
SAC bombers who are accidentally
sent to destroy Moscow. With Henry
Fonda and Walter Matthau.
Faces of the Enemy
Faith Ringgold Paints Crown
Heights
VHS
60 min
1987
V3144 (in storage)
Film deals with war obsession and the
role media takes in propogating
violence towards enemies.
VHS
28 min
V 3080 (in storage)
African American artist Faith Ringgold
looks at 12 cultures that have settled in
the Crown Heights section of New York
City.
Faces of Women
VHS
103 min
1987
V 1490 in storage
Two stories about contemporary
African women. Combines comedy
linked by African music and a chanting
female chorus.
Facilitating Speech Sound
Generalization
VHS
120 min
1982
V 479 (in storage)
Discusses types, measurement, and
facilitation of speech sound
generalization.
Factory Complex
DVD
92 min
2015
DVD 4844
Im Heung-soon’s documentary about
women who work in "unskilled" factory
jobs, under grueling and often
dangerous and abusive conditions, and
explores the underlying causes of the
exploitation of womens’ labor.
Fallen
VHS
125 min
1998
V 1935 in storage
Denzel Washington plays a homicide
detective stalking a seemingly immortal
foe . With John Goodman and Donald
Sutherland.
Fallen Angels
DVD
96 min
1995
DVD 768
Wong Kar-Wai’s film about love and
isolation in the underworld of
contemporary Hong Kong. With Leon
Lai Ming, Michele Reis, and Takeshi
Kaneshiro. In Cantonese, with optional
English subtitles.
Fallen Angels
VHS
95 min
1995
V 1641 in storage
Wong Kar-Wai’s film about three
characters living in contemporary Hong
Kong. With Leon Lai Ming and Michele
Reis.
Fallen Champ
Fahrenheit 451
DVD
112 min
1966
DVD 872
Truffaut’s film version of Ray Bradbury’s
novel about a future without books.
Julie Christie plays dual roles as
pleasure-seeking conformist, and a
rebellious book-collector. Oscar
Werner plays a fireman in charge of
burning books.
116
VHS
93 min
1993
V 1976 in storage
Barbara Kopple’s made-for-television
film looks at the early life of boxer Mike
Tyson, from his turbulent childhood
through his extraordinary rise to boxing
fame to his incarceration. Made while
Tyson was in prison after his 1991 rape
conviction, the film documents the
personal problems that undermined
Tyson’s skills.
The Fallen Idol
Family Guy Volume Twelve
Fantomas: The Complete Saga
DVD
95 min
1948
DVD 3419
Balance of suspense and farce, as a
boy suspects his beloved butler of
murder. (b&w)
DVD
486 min
2012
Three-disc set includes all twenty two
episodes of Season 11. Special
features include commentaries on
select episodes, deleted scenes, sideby-side animatics, and featurettes
including 200 Episodes Later.
DVD
337 min
DVD 4860
Five films directed by silent film pioneer
Louis Feuillade, based on the popular
French pulp novellas about a fictional
French criminal genius, starring René
Navarre as Fantômas: "Fantomas in
the Shadow of the Guillotine" (1913, 54
min), "Juve vs. Fanto&#770;&#770;
mas" (1913, 62 min), "The Murderous
Corpse" (1913, 90 min), "Fanto&#770;
&#770;mas vs. Fanto&#770;&#770;
mas" (1914, 60 min), and "The False
Magistrate" (1914, 71 min). DVD extras
include two rare Feuillade films, "The
Nativity" (1912, 17 min), and "The
Dwarf" (1912, 17 min.) (b&w)
Fambul tok
DVD
82 min
2011
DVD 4509
Documentary about an organization
that aims at reconciliation and
forgiveness in communities affected by
the long-running civil war in Sierra
Leone. The film’s title is the
organization’s name, which translates
to "family talk" in the Krio language. An
epilogue documents the community’s
reconciliation process with one of the
major perpetrators of violence during
the war. In English and Krio, with
English subtitles.
Family Across the Sea
VHS
56 min
V 3390 in storage
Documentary about the historic and
linguistic ties between the Gullah
people of South Carolina and the
people of Sierra Leone.
The Family Album
DVD
60 min
1988
DVD 3944
Alan Berliner’s experimental
documentary film is a collage of
anonymous 16mm home movies from
the 1920s through the 1950s.The
soundtrack for THE FAMILY ALBUM is
composed from many oral history
interviews, and an eclectic variety of
authentic family audio recordings,
including birthday parties, weddings,
anniversaries, funerals, children’s
songs, audio letters, music lessons,
even arguments in the kitchen. DVD
extras include POV interview with
Berliner, and the short film "City
Edition."
A Family Gathering
VHS
58 min
1989
V 707 in storage
The story of one Japanese American
family’s experience with the U.S.
internment policy during World War II.
(b&w)
Family Guy Volume One
DVD
1999
DVD 4110
4-disc set with all 28 episodes from
Seasons One and Two of the Fox
animated comedy series. The series
follows the dysfunctional Griffin family–
father Peter, mother Lois, daughter
Meg, son Chris, baby Stewie and their
anthropomorphic dog Brian, all of
whom reside in their hometown of
Quahog, and features the voices of
series creator Seth MacFarlane, Alex
Borstein, Seth Green, and Lacey
Chabert in the roles of the Griffin
family. The executive producers for the
first season were David Zuckerman
and MacFarlane.
Family Name
VHS
89 min
1997
V 1808 in storage
Genealogical detective story.
Filmmaker Macky Alston investigates
his family name, uncovering secrets
about race relations and American
history in the process.
A Family Thing
VHS
109 min
1995
V 2014 in storage
Robert Duvall and James Earl Jones
play half-brothers who struggle with
prejudices to forge an unusual family
relationship.
The Famine Within
VHS
90 min
1990
V 1072
Documents the contemporary
obsession with an unrealistic body size
and shape among North American
women and the eating disorders it
engenders.
Fanny & Alexander
DVD
188 min
1983
DVD 1612
Bergman’s final film. One year in the
lives of the colorful Ekdahl family in a
rural Swedish town in 1907. With
Erland Josephson, Ewa Froling, and
Pernila Alwin. Cinematography by
Sven Nykvist.
Fantasia
DVD
125 min
1940
DVD 4815
Walt Disney’s original uncut version of
the animated film, which consists of
eight animated segments set to pieces
of classical music conducted by
Leopold Stokowski. Music critic and
composer Deems Taylor acts as the
film’s Master of Ceremonies.
Far From Heaven
DVD
108 min
2002
DVD 305
Todd Haynes’ homage to the Douglas
Sirk melodramatic tradition. A
seemingly perfect family begins to
come apart in Conneticut in 1957. With
Julianne Moore, Dennis Quaid, and
Dennis Haysbert.
Far From Poland
VHS
106 min
1984
V 2305
Denied a visa to shoot a film in Poland,
director Jill Godmilow constructs a
highly personal interpretation of the
Solidarity movement, using what
documentary footage she could get,
and combining it with dramatic reenactments, soap opera segments,
and "vignettes."
Farewell Etaoin Shrdlu: An Ageold Printing Process Gives Way
to Modern Technology
Umatic
29 min
1980
V 90 (OS: 3/4)
Documents the night the New York
Times rolled off the presses for the last
time using hot lead and the Linotype
system. Tells how it was replaced by
computerized, electronic, automated
technology. Includes interviews with
workers.
Fantastic Mr. Fox
DVD
87 min
2009
DVD 2636
Stop-motion adaptation of Roald Dahl’s
popular book of the same name. Mr.
Fox and his animal neighbors try and
outwit monopolizing farmers Bean,
Boggis and Bunce. Featuring the
voices of George Clooney, Meryl
Streep,Jason Schwartzman, Bill Murray
and Owen Wilson.
Fantastic Planet
DVD
72 min
1973
DVD 4671
Directed by: Rene Laloux with designs
by Roland Topor, Written by Rene
Laloux and Roland Topor, Music by:
Alain Goraguer
117
Farewell My Concubine
DVD
172 min
1993
DVD 50
Drama of love and betrayal set against
the backdrop of social and political
change in 20th century China. With
Leslie Cheung, Zhang Fengyi, and
Gong Li.
Farewell My Lovely
DVD
98 min
1975
DVD 4068
Film version of Raymond Chandler’s
novel, directed by Dick Richards and
featuring Robert Mitchum as private
detective Phillip Marlowe.
Farewell My Lovely
Farmingville
Fast Times at Ridgemont High
VHS
98 min
1975
V 2091 in storage
Robert Mitchum plays Philip Marlowe,
Raymond Chandler’s classic hardboiled detective. With Charlotte
Rampling.
DVD
79 min
2004
DVD 2244
Filmmakers Carlos Sandoval and
Catherine Tambini spent nearly a year
in Farmingville, to create this
documentary on the controversy
surrounding the Long Island
community’s reactions to its expanding
illegal immigrant population and the
related hate-crimes that ensued,
including the attempted murders of two
Mexican day laborers.
DVD
90 min
1982
DVD 1518
Adapted from Cameron Crowe’s book,
this fast and funny look at Southern
California teen life from high school to
the mall is highlighted by Sean Penn’s
performance as stoned surfer dude Jeff
Spicoli. With Phoebe Cates, Judge
Reinhold, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Ray
Walston; look for Nicolas Cage,
Anthony Edwards, Eric Stoltz and
Forest Whitaker in early roles; directed
by Amy Heckerling. Subtitles: Spanish,
French; a udio commentary by
Heckerling, Crowe; documentary.
(Synopsis from Movies Unlimited
website: www.moviesunlimited.com)
A Farewell to Arms (1932)
DVD
89 min
1932
DVD 949
The first Hemingway novel to be filmed,
starring Gary Cooper and Helen
Hayes, with Adolphe Menjou. The story
of an English nurse and a cynical
American ambulance driver, who fall in
love against the backdrop of World War
I. (b&w)
The Fassbinder Collection II
DVD
124 min
1970
DVD 2508
2 Disc set includes "In a Year With 13
Moons" and "Martha". In a Year With
13 Moons - 1978 / 124 Minutes / Color
Martha - 1970 / 87 Minutes / Color
Fargo
Fast, Cheap, & Out of Control
DVD
98 min
1996
DVD 34
Joel and Ethan Coen’s crime comedy/
drama. A Minnesota car salesman’s
plans to get out of debt go very wrong.
With Frances McDormand, William H.
Macy and Steve Buscemi.
DVD
82 min
1997
DVD 351
Filmmaker Errol Morris looks at four
men working on the margins of
science: a wild animal trainer, a topiary
gardener, a robot designer, and an
expert on the naked mole rat.
Fast Food Nation
Fargo: The Complete First
Season
DVD
541 min
2014
DVD 4520
American black comedy-crime drama
anthology television series created and
primarily written by Noah Hawley,
inspired by the 1996 film of the same
name written and directed by the Coen
brothers, who serve as executive
producers on the series. Each season
follows an anthology format, being set
in a different era along with a different
story, cast, and set of characters. With
Billy Bob Thornton, Colin Hanks, and
Allison Tolman.
Farinelli
DVD
115 min
1995
DVD 877
Story of the artistic and personal life of
the celebrated 18th-century castrato.
Corbiau uses an electronic blending of
a male and female voice to recreate the
unique castrato sound. With Stefano
Dionisi and Jeroen Krabbe as Handel.
French dialogue with English subtitles.
The Farmer’s Wife
VHS
360 min
1998
V 3208 A,B,C
Filmmaker David Sutherland’s
documentary about a Nebraska farm
family, dealing with economic hardship
and personal challenge.
DVD
114 min
2006
DVD 2499
Don Anderson is the Mickey’s food
restaurant chain’s Marketing Director.
He is the inventor of the "Big One" the
hamburger best seller of Mickey’s. An
independent research reports the
presence of cow’s feces in the Big One.
So Don is sent to Cody, Colorado, to
verify if the slaughterhouse, main
supplier of Mickey’s, is efficient as it
appears and the production process is
regular. During his investigations he
discovers the horrible truth behind a
simple hamburger; the reality is not like
we think it is. Don discovers that the
mass production system involves from
the temp workers like Amber, to the
exploitation of Mexican irregular
immigrants. It is not only the meat that
is crush in the mincing machine, but all
our society.
Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill!
VHS
83 min
1966
V 1790
Russ Meyer melodrama about go-go
girls who embark on a deadly journey
of vengeance against all men.
The Fat and the Lean
16MM
15 min
1960
F 163
Roman Polanski’s parable satirizing
man’s desire for domination. (b&w)
Fat City
DVD
97 min
1971
DVD 473 (in storage)
John Huston’s version of Leonard
Gardner’s novel about amateur boxing,
with Stacy Keach, Jeff Bridges, and
Susan Tyrell.
Fat Girl
DVD
86 min
2001
DVD 1448
Catherine Breillat’s dissection of sibling
rivalry and female adolescent sexuality
in this coming-of-age story. Criterion
Collection Edition includes behind the
scenes featurette. With Anais Reboux.
In French, with English subtitles.
Fat Man and Little Boy
Fast Food Women
VHS
28 min
1991
V 2331 (in storage)
An inside look at the lives of women
who work in fast food restaurants in
eastern Kentucky. Often the sole
support of their families, these women
work for low wages, no benefits, and
schedules that don’t meet their needs.
Atanarjuat The Fast Runner
DVD
107 min
2001
DVD 3508
The telling of an Inuit legend of an evil
spirit causing strife in the community
and one warrior’s endurance and battle
of its menace.
118
VHS
127 min
1989
V 1630 in storage
Paul Newman plays the general in
charge of the The Manhattan Project,
in this story about the creation of the
first atomic bombs.
Fatal Assistance
DVD
100 min
2013
DVD 4152
Haitian born filmmaker Raoul Peck’s
documentary about how international
aid agencies failed Haiti after the
catastrophic 2010 earthquake. In
English, French and Haitian Creole,
with English subtitles.
Fatal Attraction
Faust
Federico Fellini’s Amarcord
DVD
119 min
1987
DVD1202
When Anne Archer goes out of town for
the weekend, husband Michael
Douglas involves himself in what he
considers a harmless affair. PArtner
Glenn Close misinteprets the casual
sex and infiltrates the perfect family to
break them apart. The alternate ending
has been included in this widescreen
format presentation, with an
introduction by the director, Adrian
Lyne.
DVD
116 min
1926
dvd 1460
Murnau’s last German production
before going to Hollywood is a lavish
production based on Goethe’s play.
Gosta Ekman is the elderly professor
who sells his sould to the devil, Emil
Jannings plays Mephistopholes, and
Camilla Horn is Marguerite. This
version is mastered from the best
35mm archive materials, with a music
score by Timothy Brock performed by
the Olympia Chamber Orchestra.
Silent with English intertitles. (b&w)
VHS
127 min
1974
V 132 in storage
Fellini’s recollections of his boyhood in
prewar Italy.
Father Knows Best Season Four
DVD
810 min
1957
DVD 4096
Fourth season of American sit-com
with Robert Young as Jim Anderson,
patriarch to his loving but sometimes
misguided family. With Bud (Billy Gray)
taking up the practice of mind-reading,
Kathy (Lauren Chapin) rebelling at
summer camp, Betty (Elinor Donahue)
discovering that Mother Margaret (Jane
Wyatt) has been placed in her English
class as a student. (b&w)
Father Knows Best Season One
DVD
660 min
1954
DVD 4093
3-disc collection of first season of CBS
TV series about a "typical" mid-century,
middle-class, Midwestern American
family living in Springfield, Ohio: Jim
Anderson, insurance salesman and
father, his wife Margaret, and their
children Betty, Bud and Kathy. With
Robert Young.
Fawlty Towers: The Complete
Collection
DVD
500 min
DVD 159
John Cleese plays an irritable
innkeeper in this British TV farce. With
Prunella Scales, Andrew Sachs, and
Connie Booth.
F.D.R.
VHS
40 min
V 3094 in storage
Granada Television documentary on
the life of Franklin Roosevelt, looking at
his leadership during World War II and
the Depression. (b&w)
Fear and Favor in the
Newsroom
VHS
57 min
1996
V 1547 in storage
Critiques self-censorship in the press,
featuring interviews with journalists
whose stories were suppressed, or
who were demoted or fired when their
stories conflicted with corporate
interests.
Fear in the Night
Father Knows Best Season
Three
DVD
990 min
1956
DVD 4095
Season three of the beloved family sitcom with Robert Young and Jane
Wyatt. (b&w)
Father Knows Best Season Two
DVD
1955
DVD 4094
All 35 episodes from the CBS TV
series 1955-1956 season. With Robert
Young and Jane Wyatt. (b&w)
Faust
DVD
190 min
1987
DVD 2582
Live 1987 performance of Charles
Grounod’s Faust, featuring Alfredo
Kraus in one of his signature roles, ably
supported by a cast including Ana
Maria Gonzalez amd Roberto Coviello.
Featuring Orchesta Arturo Toscanini
and the Chorus of Teatro Regio di
Parma.
VHS
76 min
1947
V 1715 in storage
A man fears his nightmares are coming
true. Based on the William Irish story,
"Nightmare." With DeForest Kelley.
(b&w)
Fear of a Black Hat
DVD
99 min
1994
DVD 1445
Comedy about a documentary
filmmaker who infiltrates the world of
rap’s most controversial band.
Fed Up! Genetic Engineering,
Industrial Agriculture, and
Sustainable Alternatives
DVD
58 min
2002
DVD 759
Provocative overview of contemporary
food production systems, focusing on
genetic engineering, irradiation, and
other applications of biotechnology.
With "hilarious and disturbing" archival
footage, and interviews with farmers,
scientists, and representatives of the
Center for Ethics and Toxics, and Food
First. Includes 3 complete archival
films, "Chicken of Tomorrow," "Death to
Weeds", and "Man and His Culture."
119
Felix the Cat Frolics #1
VHS
60 min
1983
V 178 in storage
Eight vintage cartoons featuring that
wonderful, wonderful cat. Includes
"Felix in Hollywood" (1925) and "One
Good Turn" (1929). (b&w)
Fellini Satyricon
DVD
128 min
1970
DVD 202
Fellini’s look at the decadence of
ancient Rome during the days of
Emperor Nero. With Martin Potter,
Capuchine, and Hiram Keller.
Female Misbehavior
VHS
80 min
1992
V 2040 in storage
Four part documentary on controversial
sex practitioners and theorists,
including Camile Paglia, Annie
Sprinkle, an S & M practitioner, and a
female to male transexual.
Female Trouble
DVD
98 min
1975
DVD 720
John Waters’ cult comedy featuring
Divine as Dawn Davenport: teenage
delinquent, unwed mother, and
murderer.
Feminist: Stories from Women’s
Liberation
DVD
64 min
2013
DVD 4146
Filmmaker Jennifer Lee’s story and
visual history of the women’s liberation
movement from 1963-1970. Includes
interviews with Betty Friedan, Gloria
Steinem, Robin Morgan, Ti-Grace
Atkinson, and others.
Fences
DVD
138 min
2016
DVD 4834
Film version of August Wilson’s
Pulitizer Prize-winning play, directed by
and starring Denzel Washington.
Screenplay was written by August
Wilson, who completed it before his
death in 2005. In addition to
Washington, the film stars Viola Davis,
Stephen Henderson, Jovan Adepo,
Russell Hornsby, Mykelti Williamson
and Saniyya Sidney.
Ferris Bueller’s Day Off
DVD
102 min
1986
DVD 1193
Matthew Broderick stars in this John
Hughes youth comedy about a spirited
teenager who is gifted at the art of
goofing off. His day off becomes a
whirlwind adventure in which avoiding
the school’s principal is the number
one mission. With Jeffrey Jones, Mia
Sara, Jennifer Grey and a host of
familiar faces in smaller roles.
Ferris Bueller’s Day Off
VHS
103 min
1986
V 2457 (In Storage)
Matthew Broderick stars in John
Hughes’ comedy about a teenager who
expends a lot of energy trying to take a
day off. With Mia Sara, Jeffrey Jones,
and Jennifer Grey.
Fiddler on the Roof
VHS
180 min
1988
V 1100
Broadway musical based on the stories
of Sholem Aleichem, adapted for the
screen starring Topol, Molly Picon, and
Leonard Frey. Music by Jerry Bock.
Fidel Castro
DVD
120 min
2005
DVD 4568
American Experience profile of Fidel
Castro, told through interviews with
relatives, childhood friends, fellow rebel
leaders, Bay of Pigs veterans, human
rights activists and journalists.
The Fidel Castro Tapes
DVD
60 min
2014
DVD 4566
Documentary using only news footage,
including footage from the Cuban
Archives, to detail the life and times of
the controversial Cuban leader.
Narrated by Phil Crowley.
The Field
DVD
113 min
1990
DVD 2618
Jim Sheridan’s film, based on the play
by John B. Keane, about what happens
when a plot of land in rural Ireland,
rented and lovingly cultivated by one
man, is sold by the legal owner to a
wealthy American. With Richard
Harris, Tom Berenger, and John Hurt.
A Fierce Green Fire: The Battle
for a Living Planet
DVD
101 min
2012
DVD 4299
Documentary on the history of the
environmental movement, grassroots
and global activism spanning fifty years
from conservation to climate change.
Directed and written by Mark Kitchell
and narrated by Robert Redford,
Ashley Judd, Van Jones, Isabel Allende
and Meryl Streep,
Fifth Annual Festival of Film &
Video
DVD
73 min
2005
DVD 1097
Emerson College Fifth Annual Festival
of Film & Video, held March 4, 2005, at
Raleigh Studios in Hollywood,
California, featuring student
productions "The Counselor" (David
Lebensfeld, 17 min., 2003, 35mm),
"Maria" (Nisha Murickan, 12 min. 2004,
16mm) How It All Works" (Landon
Zakheim, 6 min., 2004, 16mm),
"Nuclear Family Holocaust" (Carol
Fahey, Eric Gosselin, 8 min., 2004,
16mm), "Le French Film" (Deborah
Correa, 10 min., 2004, 16mm), "Super
7" (Ballard Boyd, 22 min. 2004,
16mm), "Better Living Through Robotic
Childcare" (8 min., 2003, 16mm).
The Fifties, Volume 1: The Fear
and the Dream
VHS
90 min
1997
V 1570 (In Storage)
First in the series based on David
Halberstam’s book. Describes the
atmosphere of the fifties, which
mingled dreams of the "good life" with
nightmares of the Communist menace.
The Fifties, Volume 3: Let’s Play
House
VHS
50 min
1997
V 1572 (In Storage)
Third episode in the series based on
David Halberstam’s book. Explores the
gap between the idealized nuclear
family, and the way things really were.
The Fifties, Volume 4: A
Burning Desire
VHS
50 min
1997
V 1573 (In Storage)
Volume 4 in the series based on David
Halberstam’s book. Looks at conflicting
attitudes on sex during the fifties, as
the Kinsey Report brought information
into the open.
Film Before Film
VHS
90 min
1987
V 2315 in storage
German filmmaker Werner Nekes,
collector of primitive motion picture and
photographic equipment, explores how
the "prehistory" of film–shadow plays,
peep show, flip books, magic lanterns,
etc.– and nineteenth century scientific
advances in optics, led to the
development of today’s cinema.
Film by Samuel Beckett
VHS
21 min
1964
V 1710
Samuel Beckett’s only venture into
cinema, which brought about his only
trip to the United States. The film has
no dialogue, and features Buster
Keaton. (b&w)
Film Editing: Interpretation and
Value
16MM
28 min
F 107
A lesson in how films are edited, using
an action sequence from the television
series "Gunsmoke". (b&w)
Film-Fest 5
The Fifties, Volume 5: The Beat
VHS
50 min
1997
V 1574 (In Storage)
Volume 5 in the series based on David
Halberstam’s book. Looks at the
challenges to America’s materialism
and conformity posed by writers like
Allen Ginsberg and Jack Kerouac, and
performers like Elvis.
The Fifties, Volume 6: The Rage
Within & The Road to the
Sixties
VHS
100 min
1997
V 1575 (In Storage)
The concluding episodes of the series
based on David Halberstam’s book.
The Rage Within explores racial
discrimination in the fifties. The Road
to the Sixties looks at the end of the
decade.
DVD
110 min
2000
dv1398
Issue 5 of the DVD video magazine
includes short films "Luz" (Jose Javier
Martinez), "Five Feet High and Rising"
(Peter Sollett), "Keep Clear" (Corey
Rosen), "Reinvention" (Sadia Shepard).
Also includes interviews Willem Dafoe,
Michelle Rodriguez, and John Waters.
Film Noir: Classic Collection
(Volume Five)
DVD
999 min
2010
DVD 3372
Films include "Cornered," "Desperate",
"the Phenix City Story", "Deadline at
Dawn", "Armored Car Robbery",
"Crime in the Streets", "Dial 1119", and
"Backfire." (b&w)
Film: The Art of the Impossible
Fight Club
DVD
139 min
1999
DVD 4266
David Fincher’s adaptation of Chuck
Palahniuk’s novel about a burned-out
insurance worker and off-the-wall soap
salesman who team up to form a club
where men can bond by beating each
other up. With Helena Bonham Carter,
Brad Pitt, and Edward Norton.
Film Before Film
VHS
83 min
1986
V 1964 (in storage)
Looks at the "prehistory" of cinema,
covering shadow plays, peep shows,
flip books, magic lanterns, and early
forms of animation. Directed by Werner
Nekes.
120
16MM
27 min
1972
F 65
Describes the art of film directing using
excerpts from famous films as
illustrations.
Filming Ballet
DVD
26 min
1978
DVD 1806
An examination of the problems
involved in bringing classical dance to
the film screen, including
considerations of lighting, camera
movement, costuming, and framing the
shot to emphasize the whole body or
details of the technique. Featuring
Mikhail Baryshnikov and Leslie Browne.
The Filming of a Television
Commercial
VHS
30 min
1986
V 1112 in storage
Documents the making of a national
TV commercial for Saab automobiles.
Commentary and narration by film
director Klaus Lucka.
The Films of Alejandro
Jodorowsky
DVD
DVD 3518
A collection of Jodorowsky’s
controversial and influential films,
including Fando Y Lis (1968, 96 min.),
El Topo (1970, 124 min.), and The Holy
Mountain (1973, 113 min.), as well as
his "lost" film La Cravate (1957).
Films of Alfred Leslie: Pull My
Daisy / The Last Clean Shirt
VHS
40 min
1959
V 2065 (in storage)
"Pull My Daisy" is an adpatation of Jack
Kerouac’s play The Beat Generation,
written and narrated by Kerouac.
Photographer Robert Frank
collaborated with Leslie to direct and
photograph this film. Cast includes
Allen Ginsberg, Alice Neel, and Peter
Orlovsky. "The Last Clean Shirt" has
been reconstructed from the last
surviving negative. Dialogue by Frank
O’Hara. (b&w)
The Films of James Broughton
DVD
290 min
DVD 2086
Spanning 3 decades, the collected
films of James Broughton represent a
remarkable body of work by a leading
avant-garde American filmmaker. A
poet and dramatist as well as a
filmmaker, Broughton has transformed
all three forms into what Stan Brakhage
called "an art of lifelong montage."
Seventeen of Broughton’s films are
featured, including, Mother’s Day
(1948), Loony Tom (1951), Four in the
Afternoon (1951), The Pleasure
Garden (1953), The Bed (1968), The
Golden Positions (1970), This Is It
(1971), Dreamwood (1972), High
Kukus (1973), Testament (1974), The
Water Circle (1975), Erogeny, Songs of
the Godbody (1977), Hermes Bird
(1979), The Gardener of Eden (1981),
Devotions (1983), and Scattered
Remains. This 3-disc set arranges the
films chronologically: The Early Years,
A Middle Period, and Finale: The Films
with Joel Singer. Also includes a
Facets Cine-Notes booklet featuring
Broughton’s poetry and commentaries
on his films.
Films of Jane Campion
The Filth and the Fury
VHS
49 min
1982
V 1435, DVD 2419, DVD 3299
Three early films by Jane Campion:
"Peel" (9min.): a family outing turns
ugly. "Passionless Moments" (13 min.):
Ten brief, whimsical vignettes about the
inner worlds of ordinary people. "A
Girl’s Own Story" (27 min.): About
girlhood, Beatlemania, and growing up
in the sixties.
DVD
103 min
2000
DVD215
Julien Temple’s documentary on the
brief, tempestuous history of the Sex
Pistols, the influential punk rock band.
Includes news, interview footage, and
concert clips.
Films of Kenneth Anger
VHS
43 min
V1326
Five of Kenneth Anger’s early films:
"Fireworks" (14 min.)–"Puce Moment"
(6 min.)–"Rabbit’s Moon" (7 min.)–
"Eaux d’artifice" (13 min.)–"Kustom Kar
Kommandos" (3 min.). Produced in
1947, 1949, 1950, 1953, and 1965.
Silent films with music sound tracks.
The Films of Kenneth Anger:
Volume 2
DVD
DVD 1687
Perhaps the most important American
experimental filmmaker of the post-war
years, Kenneth Anger’s provocative
films influenced the likes of Fassbinder,
Lynch, and Scorsese. This collection
covers the second half of his career,
when he returned to the States and
confronted the youth culture with the
gay mythologizing of Scorpio Rising
(1964, 30 mins.), a montage
masterpiece full of bikes, Nazi imagery,
violent sex, and yes, Satanic symbols.
This underground classic was followed
by the black magic ritual Kustom Kar
Kommandos (1965, 3 mins.), his
attempt to summon the devil with
Aleister Crowley’s help in Invocation of
My Demon Brother (1969, 12 mins.),
the 1979 version of Rabbit’s Moon (7
mins.), and finally, his hallucinatory
opus, Lucifer Rising (1966-1980, 29
mins.).
The Films of Kenneth
Anger,Volume One
DVD
2007
dv1419
American experimental filmmaker
Kenneth Anger’s provocative films
influenced the likes of Fassbinder,
Lynch, and Scorsese. This collection of
his groundbreaking work includes
Fireworks (1947, 20 mins.), wherein a
dissatisfied dreamer awakens and
follows hallucinatory illuminations into
the night, Puce Moment (1949, 6 mins.),
a critique of Hollywood excess via
opulent visuals, Rabbit’s Moon (1950,
16 mins.), a fable of the unattainable
that combines elements of commedia
dell’arte with Japanese myth, Eaux
d’Artifice (1953, 12 mins.), which is
included on the National Film Registry,
and Inauguration of the Pleasure Dome
(1954, 38 mins.), a Dionysian orgy of
magic and mythology–Anger’s frenzied
ode to Aleister Crowley.
121
Finally Got the News
DVD
55 min
1970
DVD 4615
Documentary focusing on the role
played by the League of Revolutionary
Black Workers, formed in 1969, inside
and outside the auto factories of
Detroit. Looks at the history of the
black worker in the American economy,
the educational ’tracking’ system for
both white and black youth, African
American women in the labor force,
and relations between white and black
workers.
Finding a Voice
VHS
57 min
1982
V 306 (OS) in storage
Examines the speech disabilities of
Dick Boydell, born with cerebral palsy
and almost unable to speak for thirty
years. Shows how technology has
provided Dick with a "voice".
Finding Christa
VHS
55 min
1991
DVD 4826, V 1430 in storage
Biographical film about a mother who
surrendered her daughter for adoption,
the daughter’s search for her biological
mother, and their eventual reunion.
Raises questions about the nature of
motherhood, family relationship, and
personal creativity.
Finding Neverland
DVD
101 min
2004
DVD 1957
Biopic of Scottish author J.M. Barrie
melds fantasy with reality in its
portrayal of the man who jetissoned a
sagging career in the theatre to create
a masterpiece of children’s literature.
Finding North
DVD
95 min
1997
DVD 114
Sheltered young woman and gay man
grieving his lover’s death travel from
New York to small-town Texas. With
Wendy Makkena and John Benjamin
Hickey.
Finding Vivian Maier
DVD
84 min
2013
DVD 4127
Documentary about the late Vivian
Maier, a career nanny, who secretly
took over 100,000 photographs that
were hidden in storage lockers and,
discovered decades later. Directed by
Charlie Siskel and John Maloof–
Maloof, who discovered her work by
chance, has promoted her work to the
extent that Maier is now considered an
important street photographer.
Fire
The First Amendment Project
The First Movie
VHS
104 min
1996
V 3063, DVD 4235
Taboo-breaking story of the relationship
between Sita, the wife of a New Delhi
grocery store owner, and her sister-inlaw, who is married to a celibate swami.
With Shaban Azmi and Nandita Das.
DVD
67 min
2004
DV1519
Produced for the Sundance Channel
and Court TV, this anthology of short
films includes three works that
challenge status quo assumptions
about civil liberties. Fox vs. Franken
(Chris Hegedus and Nick Doob, 2004,
22 mins.) explores the constitutional
right to parody with an examination of
the frivolous lawsuit that Fox News
levied against comedian Al Franken.
Some Assembly Required (John
Walter, 2004, 22 mins.), set against the
backdrop of the 2004 Republican
National Convention, probes the
conflict between the public’s right to
protest and society’s need for security.
Finally, Poetic License (Mario Van
Peebles, 2004, 22 mins.) is a portrait of
activist writer Amir Baraka and an
exploration of the First Amendment
implications of state-sponsored art.
DVD
77 min
2009
Filmmakers Mark Cousins and Gill
Parry travelled around Kurdish Iraq in
2008, and settled on the village of
Goptapa as the location for their
"magical realist" documentary. They
gave children cameras in order to
explore how different children make
sense of, accomodate to, and
transcend the reality of living in a war
zone, when, as the filmmakers say "the
war tide is out."
Fire in the East: a Portrait of
Robert Frank
VHS
28 min
1986
V 1446
Documentary on the life and work of
photographer/filmmaker Robert Frank.
Firefly: The Complete Series
DVD
675 min
2002
DVD 3773
All 14 episodes of Joss Whedon’s
space/western/drama, about people
who fought on the losing side of a civil
war, who exist on the fringes of the new
totalitarian Alliance regime. With
Nathan Fillion, Gina Torres, Alan
Tudyk, Morena Baccarin, Adam
Baldwin, and Jewel Staite.
Firemen’s Ball
VHS
73 min
1983
V 296
An example of the Czech New Wave
cinema which dominated the mid
1960’s film scene. Everything goes
wrong at the annual firemen’s ball.
First Blood
DVD
96 min
1982
DVD 2235
In Ted Kotcheff’s "First Blood," John
Rambo ( Sylvester Stallone) plays a
highly decorated Vietnam veteran who
was trained specifically as a killing
machine. Harrassed by the police
during a visit to a small town, he flashes
back to his experiences in a POW camp,
and reverts to the behaviors and tactics
that helped him survive in Vietnam.
First Blood Part II
Fires In The Mirror: Crown
Heights, Brooklyn, and other
Identities
VHS
82 min
1993
V 1078, V 2134
Anna Deveare Smith’s one-woman play
based on interviews conducted in the
wake of the events of August 1991, in
Brooklyn’s Crown Heights
neighborhood, where a Black child was
struck and killed by a Hasidic Jewish
driver, and a young Hasidic scholar
was murdered by Black youths hours
later. (b&w)
Fireworks Wednesday
DVD
104 min
2006
DVD 3556
On the last Wednesday before the
spring solstice ushers in the Persian
New Year, people set off fireworks
following an ancient Zoroastrian
tradition. Rouhi, spending her first day
at a new job, finds herself in the midst
of a different kind of fireworks – a
domestic dispute between her new
boss and his wife.
DVD
95 min
1985
DVD 2236
The military lets John J. Rambo
(Sylvester Stallone ) out of prison in
exchange for his diving into the jungles
of Vietnam to find and rescue POWs.
First Degree Murder Trial
VHS
231 min
1987
V 819 v.1, v.2 (In Storage)
The Robert Sandovol trial. Record of
an actual trial from preliminary hearing
through jury selection, presentation of
evidence and arguments and finally,
the verdict.
First Draw: The Premiere
Episodes of Rawhide,
Gunsmoke
VHS
156 min
V 2023 v.1,2,3 in storage
Premiere episodes of popular TV
westerns Gunsmoke, Rawhide, and
The Wild,Wild West. (b&w)
122
The First Movie Cowboy
VHS
47 min
1913
V 1951 (In Storage)
Three two-reel Westerns, featuring
"Bronco Billy" Anderson, who directed
and starred in over 300 of these films,
playing hero or villain as required: "The
Making of Bronco Billy" (1913), "The
Prisoner (Bronco Billy’s Sentence)"
(1915), and "Bronco Billy’s Capture"
(1913). (b&w)
The First Signs of Washoe
Umatic
60 min
1974
V 9A only. umatic tape
(NOVA). A documentary about a
chimpanzeee who has been taught to
communicate through sign language,
with implications for new approches to
teach the disabled.
A Fish Called Wanda
DVD
108 min
1988
DVD 3214
In London, four very different people
team up to commit armed robbery, then
try to doublecross each other for the
loot. Starring John Cleese, Kevin Kline,
Jamie Lee Curtis and Michael Palin.
Fish Tank
DVD
122 min
2009
DVD 3226
Everything changes for 15yr old Mia
when her mum brings home a new
boyfriend. Katie Jarvis and Michael
Fassbender.
Fisher King, The
DVD
138 min
1991
DV4686
Homeless man and traumatized shock
deejay join forces in search of the Holy
Grail in Manhattan. With Robin
Williams and Jeff Bridges.
Fists of Fury
DVD
99 min
1971
DVD 292
Martial arts epic, with Bruce Lee in his
first starring role. Factory worker must
break his vow never to fight again when
his cousin is kidnapped. With Maria Yi
and James Tien.
Fitzcarraldo
Flamenco
VHS
150 min
1983
V 451 in storage
Herzog’s saga of one man’s
obsession–to build an opera house in
the Amazonian jungle. With Klaus
Kinski and Claudia Cardinale. (The Les
Blank documentary about the making
of "Fitzcarraldo" is in our collection–see
"Burden of Dreams", V58.).
VHS
56 min
V 3407 in storage
Panorama of the four distinct schools of
flamenco dance, filmed to show how its
rhythms and music are integrated into
daily Spanish life.
Five Easy Pieces
DVD
96 min
1970
DVD 137
Oil rig worker returns home to visit his
dying father, and reconnect with his
former way of life. With Jack Nicholson,
Karen Black, and Susan Anspach.
Flaming Star
DVD
92 min
1960
DVD 2858
Directed by Don Siegel (Dirty Harry,
Invasion of the Body Snatchers), this
western stars role Elvis Presley in a
surprisingly serious role. Elvis plays a
man of mixed heritage, torn between
his allegiance to his mother’s Kiowa
tribe, and the white settlers of his
father’s side. With Delores Del Rio.
The Five Obstructions
DVD
90 min
2004
DVD 712
Cinematic experiment conducted by
filmmaker Lars von Trier, as he
presents his mentor, director and fellow
Dane Jorgen Leth, with the challenge
of remaking Leth’s 1967 short "The
Perfect Human" five times, each time in
a different setting, and with various
constraints. Includes the original short
"The Perfect Human", and commentary
by Jorgen Leth.
Flash Gordon Conquers the
Universe
The Five Pillars of Islam
Flash Gordon vol.2
VHS
30 min
1988
V 2051 in storage
Describes the five essential principles
on which Islam rests, and introduces
the international community of Islamic
believers.
Five Star Final
DVD
89 min
1931
DVD 2786
A sensationalist newspaper editor
exposes a scandalous murder from the
past, setting off a tragic chain of events
for the people involved. (b&w)
Flame
DVD
85 min
1996
DVD 3103
The 1970s in the former Rhodesia,
today Zimbabwe: as the war reaches
the most distant villages two friends,
Florence and Nyasha, join the fighters
and assume new names: Flame and
Liberty.
Flame
VHS
85 min
1996
V 2112 (in storage)
The story of two friends who become
soldiers in the Zimbabwean liberation
struggle.
Flamenco
DVD
100 min
1995
DVD 1669
Filmed in an abandoned railway station
in Seville, this thrilling dance film
captures 300 performers in a sensuous
celebration of movement and music. In
Spanish with English subtitles.
DVD
1940
dvd 1326
The third serial adventure starring
Buster Crabbe as the heroic Flash
Gordon. Flash and friends battle Ming
the Merciless and a team of rock men.
Carol Hughes takes on the role of
Flash’s girl Daleand Christopher
Middleton plays Ming. (b&w)
DVD
93 min
1955
DVD 2162
Based on Alex Raymond’s popular and
long-running comic strip, this sci-fi
action series follows the heroic
spaceman Flash Gordon as he battles
evil on the planet Mongo, ruled by the
tyrannical emperor Ming the Merciless.
Episodes include: "Akim the Terrible",
"The Breath of Death", "The Claim
Jumpers", and "Deadline at Noon", as
well as the Bonus Cartoon! Popeye, " A
Hole in One"!
Flatland
16MM
11 min
1965
F 156
A mathematical allegory by Edwin A.
Abbott about a square who discovers
the third dimension, but is jailed by the
inhabitants of Flatland, a twodimensional world, when he preaches
multidimensionality. Animated film,
narrated by Dudley Moore.
Flesh
DVD
89 min
1968
DVD 1359
Andy Warhol produced this
underground classic starring Joe
Dallesandro as the charming, open,
innocent Joe, who takes to the streets
and meets a gallery of grotesques.
Flight of the Intruder
VHS
115 min
1991
V 1841 in storage
Wartime adventure with Danny Glover
as the squadron leader of an aircraft
carrier during the Vietnam War.
123
The Flintstones: Hooray for
Hollyrock
VHS
50 min
V 1740 in storage
Two episodes from the 1960’s TV
cartoon series. In "The Return of
Stoney Curtis", Tony Curtis provides
his own voice. In "Ann Margrock
Presents", Ann Margaret plays a star
visiting Bedrock.
The Flintstones in Viva Rock
Vegas
DVD
91 min
2000
DVD 58
The story of how Bedrock’s famous
couples met, and fell in love on a
getaway to Rock Vegas. With Mark
Addy, Stephen Baldwin, Kristen
Johnston, and Jane Krakowski.
The Flintstones: Pebbles, Babe
in Bedrock
VHS
50 min
1963
V 1753
Two episodes from the animated TV
series: In "The Blessed Event", Pebbles
is born. In "Daddy’s Little Beauty", Fred
enters Pebbles in a beauty pageant.
Flirt
VHS
84 min
1996
V 3173
Looks at love triangles in three cities:
New York, Berlin, and Tokyo. Basic
dialogue and situations remain the
same, but the genders and orientation
of the characters change in each
scenario. With Bill Sage, Dwight Ewell,
and Parker Posey.
Fluxfilm Anthology
VHS
135 min
1997
V 3100
Collection of over 30 films representing
the Fluxus movement. Includes films
by Nam June Paik, Chieko Shioni, Yoko
Ono, John Cale, and others; edited by
George Maciunas.
Flying: Confessions of a Free
Woman
DVD
351 min
2007
DVD 3612
Six-part documentary by Jennifer Fox,
in which she travels to over 17
countries to understand what it means
to be a free woman today. Using a
conversational "Pass the Camera"
technique, she uses autobiographical
narrative as a starting point to
introduce reflections on various social
and political issues of a modern female
life, including marriage, reproductive
rights, divorce, childbirth, sexual abuse,
and female genital mutilation.
Flying on One Engine: The
Slumdog Surgeon
DVD
52 min
2009
DVD 2790
The story of Dr. Dicksheet, who
provides reconstructive facial surgery
on children in India for free.
The Fog
For a Deaf Son
VHS
90 min
1979
V3377 (in storage)
Ancient curse on small coastal town
brings about the return of vengeful
spirits. With Adrienne Barbeau, Jamie
Lee Curtis, and Janet Leigh.
VHS
60 min
1994
V 1200
Looks at the emotions, politics, and
decisions faced by the hearing parents
of a deaf child. Explores the practical
communication problems experienced
by families of deaf children.
The Fog of War
DVD
107 min
2003
DVD 552, DVD 574
Documentary filmmaker Errol Morris
interviews Former Secretary of
Defense Robert McNamara, looking at
his life and his involvement in many key
events of the twentieth century,
including the firebombings of Japan
during World War II, the Cuban Missile
Crisis, and the Vietnam War.
For a Few Dollars More
Food, Inc.
DVD
80 min
1982
DVD 787
A cast of seven women, including Alfre
Woodard, Lynn Whitfield, and author
Ntozake Shange, perform a
"choreopoem" about the story and
struggle of black women in America.
DVD
91 min
2008
DVD 2714
Featuring interviews with experts Eric
Schlosser (Fast Food Nation), Michael
Pollan (The Omnivore’s Dilemma, In
Defense of Food: An Eater’s
Manifesto) and with forward thinking
social entrepreneurs like Stonyfield’s
Gary Hirshberg and Polyface Farms’
Joel Salatin, Robert Kenner’s
documentary reveals surprising–and
often shocking truths–about what we
eat, how it’s produced, who we have
become as a nation and where we are
going from here.
Foolish Wives
DVD
143 min
1922
DVD 3170
A Russian emigre leases a villa near
Monte Carlo after WWI, and poses as
a count in order to take advantage of
wealthy women, with the aid of two of
his mistresses who pretend to be his
cousins. (b&w)
Foolish Wives
16MM
85 min
1922
F 112
Erich Von Stroheim wrote, directed,
and starred in this portrait of a
decadent Russian who poses as
royalty to dupe gullible Americans in
post-World War I Monte Carlo. (b&w)
Footlight Parade
DVD
104 min
1933
DVD1255
James Cagney plays a stage director
who begins producing elaborate
musicals to finance films. Joan
Blondell and Dick Powell star in this
Warner Bros musical which features
three Busby Berkeley numbers backto-back: "Honeymoon Hotel", "By a
Waterfall", and "Shanghai Lil". (b&w)
Footloose
DVD
113 min
2011
DVD 4090
American dance film directed by Craig
Brewer, a remake of the 1984 film of
the same name, starring Kenny
Wormald, Julianne Hough, Andie
MacDowell, and Dennis Quaid.
DVD
131 min
1965
DVD 105
Clint Eastwood stars as the "Man with
No Name" in the second part of the
Sergio Leone trilogy.
For Colored Girls Who Have
Considered Suicide/When the
Rainbow Is Enuf
For Love of the Movies: The
Story of American Film
Criticism
DVD
80 min
2009
DVD 2488
Documentary on the history of film
criticism.
For My People: The Life and
Writing of Margaret Walker
VHS
25 min
1998
V 3227 (In Storage)
Conversations with poet Margaret
Walker, author of "For My People," with
commentary from leading scholars and
readings from her poetry.
For the First Time
VHS
12 min
1967
V 683 in storage
Cuban Film Institute Mobile Film Unit
travels to a mountain village to screen
Chaplin’s "Modern Times" for the
inhabitants, who have never viewed a
film before. Spanish, with English
subtitles. (Also available as a bonus
feature on DVD460, The Chaplin
Collection: Modern Times.) (b&w)
For the Rights of All: Ending
Jim Crow in Alaska
DVD
57 min
2009
DVD 2610
Blending re-enactments, rare historic
footage and photographs, and
interviews with tribal elders, this
documentary traces the Native Alaskan
civil-rights movement, profiling the
individuals behind the victories for
citizenship, voting rights and school
desegregation, including Alberta
Schenck Adams (Alaska’s "Rosa
Parks") and Elizabeth Peratrovich, a
young Tinglit activist whose compelling
testimony helped sway the Alaska
State Senate to pass the first
civil-rights bill since the Civil War.
124
Forbidden Cinema: Classic Blue
Movies of the Silent Era
DVD
53 min
DVD 4186
Shorts from the 1920’s. (b&w)
Naughty Nudies of the 40s and
50s.
DVD
61 min
DVD 4188
Collection of amateur erotic films
originally produced 1940-1959. (b&w)
Vintage naughty nudies
DVD
60 min
DVD 4189
Collection of amateur erotic films
originally produced 1940-1959.
Forbidden Games
DVD
DVD 3499
(b&w)
85 min
1952
Forbidden Hollywood Collection
Vol 1
DVD
308 min
2006
DVD 1544
In the early 1930s, before Hollywood
began enforcing a self-imposed
Production Code, many films allowed
for extraordinary frankness including
nudity, adultery and prostitution. In this
restored and remastered three-movie
collection, three daring young
actresses are featured in racy, riveting
star vehicles. Includes: Red-Headed
Woman (1932) Waterloo Bridge (1931)
Baby Face (1933) (b&w)
Forbidden Hollywood Volume
Three
DVD
800 min
1995
DVD 2298
4-disc collection of six Warner Bros
films, all directed by William Wellman,
made before the Production Code:
"Other Men’s Women" (1931), "The
Purchase Price" (1931), "Frisco Jenny"
(1933), "Midnight Mary" (1933),
"Heroes for Sale" (1933),and "Wild
Boys of the Road" (1933).
Forbidden Hollywood: Volume
Two
DVD
999 min
DVD 3497
"The Divorcee" (1930), "A Free Soul"
(1931), "Three on a Match" (1932),
"Female" (1933), "Night Nurse" (1931).
(b&w)
The Killing: Season One
DVD
999 min
2007
DVD 3160
The Killing (Danish title Forbrydelsen,
meaning "The Crime") is a BAFTA
Award winning and Emmy nominated
Danish crime TV series produced by
Danmarks Radio. Series one follows
the police investigation of one case, the
murder of a young girl, day by day, with
a one-hour episode covering 24 hours
of the investigation.
Force of Evil
Forest of Bliss
Four Eyed Monsters
DVD
82 min
1949
DVD 4084
Film noir starring John Garfield as a
Wall Street lawyer working for a
gangster. Adapted from the novel
Tucker’s People by Ira Wolfert. (b&w)
DVD
89 min
1986
DVD 1998
Robert Garkner’s documentary
chronicles the inevitable griefs, religious
passions and frequent happinesses
that punctuate daily life in Benares,
India’s most holy city. The film unfolds
from one sunrise to the next without
commentary, subtitles or dialogue. The
DVD contains the film, optimally remastered for sound and image from a
new 35mm blow up, as well as
"Looking at Forest of Bliss", a featurelength program with the filmmaker,
Robert Gardner, and Stan Brakhage.
DVD
71 min
2005
DVD 3444
A shy videographer and an uninspired
artist working as a waitress meet on
the Internet and spark a relationship.
Fed up with the usual dating game, the
two decide to not communicate
verbally, only through artistic means to
see if they can make it work. The film is
based on the filmmakers’ real life
relationship; it is a low budget digital
video production that gained attention
for its use of web-related distribution
strategies.
Forever Baseball
The Four Feathers
Force of Evil
VHS
82 min
1949
V 2085 in storage
John Garfield plays a Wall Street
lawyer working for a mob boss, who
must choose between his career and
his family. Newly restored version with
introduction by Martin Scorsese.
(b&w)
Ford At Fox Collection: The
Essential John Ford Collection
(The Frontier Marshall / My
Darling Clementine / Drums
Along the Mohawk / How Green
Was My Valley / The Grapes of
Wrath / Becoming John Ford )
DVD
716 min
DVD 3641
5 films by John Ford: "Drums Along the
Mohawk" (1939), "The Grapes of
Wrath" (1940), "How Green Was my
Valley" (1941), "My Darling
Clementine" (1946), Frontier Marshall
(1939), plus a documentary "Becoming
John Ford" (2007).
Foreign Correspondent
DVD
120 min
1940
DVD 1734
Hitchcock thriller set in prewar Europe.
Joel McCrea plays an American
reporter caught in the middle of a spy
ring. With Laraine Day and George
Sanders. (b&w)
Foreign Correspondent
VHS
120 min
1940
V 3348 in storage
Hitchcock thriller set in prewar Europe.
Joel McCrea plays an American
reporter caught in the middle of a spy
ring. With Laraine Day and George
Sanders. (b&w)
Foreign Directors on Directing
DVD
29 min
2006
DVD 4804
#7 in Ally Acker’s series Filmmakers on
Film. Interviews with Margarethe von
Trotta and Rina Fraticelli, along with
clips from their films. Includes interview
material with Barbra Streisand.
VHS
59 min
1990
V 712 in storage
Discusses the rise of baseball in
America. Covers the great history of
the sport and famous ball players.
Explores the role baseball plays in
American society. (b&w)
Forrest Gump
DVD
141 min
1994
DVD 3112
Comedy-drama based on Winston
Groom’s 1986 novel, about a simple
man who has accidentally been
present at many historic moments, but
his true love, Jenny, eludes him. With
Tom Hanks and Robin Wright.
Forrest Gump
VHS
142 min
1994
V 3133 in storage
Tom Hanks plays the simple-minded
but good-hearted Forrest, whose life is
a series of encounters with memorable
people and pivotal events of the 50s,
60s, and 70s. With Robin Wright and
Sally Field.
Forsaken
DVD
89 min
2015
DVD 4763
Western about a reformed quick-draw
killer who returns to his hometown in
hopes of repairing his relationship with
his estranged father. With Kiefer
Sutherland and Donald Sutherland.
Fort Apache
DVD
128 min
1948
DVD 1178
First in John Ford’s cavalry trilogy.
John Wayne and Henry Fonda star in
story about the disasters that result
when a glory-seeking commander is
assigned to a remote Southwestern
fort. With Shirley Temple. (b&w)
Fort Worth, Colt .45, and Tall
Man Riding
DVD
DVD 2767
200 min
1950
Fosse
VHS
127 min
2001
V 3405 in storage
Broadway show that celebrates the
choreography of Bob Fosse. With Ann
Reinking and Ben Vereen.
125
DVD
115 min
1939
DVD 3705
Adventure film directed by Zoltan
Korda, starring John Clements, Ralph
Richardson, June Duprez, and C.
Aubrey Smith. Set in the 1890s during
the reign of Queen Victoria, it is an
adaptation of A.E.W. Mason’s 1902
novel of the same name. The movie
was mostly filmed in the Sudan in
Technicolor.
Four Little Girls
VHS
102 min
1997
V 1785
Documentary by Spike Lee on the
bombing of a black Baptist church in
Birmingham, Alabama, on September
15, 1963, that killed four young girls.
Four Men and a Prayer/Seas
Beneath
DVD
175 min
DVD 4623
Two films from the Ford at Fox
Collection. "Four Men and a Prayer"
(85 min, 1938): The sons of a
disgraced British officer try to clear his
name. With Loretta Young and Richard
Greene. "Seas Beneath" (90 min,
1931) Pre-Code action film directed by
John Ford, starring George O’Brien
and Marion Lessing. (b&w)
Four Sons
DVD
96 min
1928
DVD 4622
Silent drama directed by John Ford,
about the effects on a Bavarian family
of the outbreak of World War I. Written
for the screen by Philip Klein from a
story by I. A. R. Wylie first published in
the Saturday Evening Post as
"Grandmother Bernle Learns Her
Letters" (1926) With Margaret Mann,
James Hall, and Charles Morton.
Featuring a score composed and
conducted by Christopher Caliendo.
(Ford at Fox Collection) (b&w)
Four Star Playhouse, Volume 1
VHS
60 min
V 3164 (In Storage)
Dick Powell in "The Test", and Joanne
Woodward in "Interlude." (b&w)
Four Weddings and a Funeral
DVD
118 min
1993
DVD 2381
Hugh Grant and Andie MacDowell star
in this romantic comedy about a
commitment-shy Londoner and a freespirited American, whose relationship
develops over the course of the family
gatherings of the title.
Fox and His Friends
DVD
123 min
2002
Franz "Fox" Biberkopf is a workingclass guy, at loose ends when his lover
is arrested and the police shutter their
carnival booth. In need of cash for his
weekly lottery purchase, Fox lets
himself be picked up by an elegant
older man named Max. At Max’s, he
meets two younger gay men who have
expensive tastes and images to
uphold. The next day, Fox wins
500,000 marks in the lottery, and Max’s
friends suddenly become Fox’s friends,
especially Eugen, the heir to a
bookbinding firm that’s short of cash.
Eugen’s polish beguiles Fox, and the
fleecing begins
Foxy Brown
VHS
92 min
1974
V 1615 (in storage)
Pam Grier stars in a revenge thriller
about a woman whose lover is
murdered by drug dealers. With Peter
Brown and Terry Carter.
Foyle’s War (Sets 1-5)
DVD
999 min
2007
DVD 2838
A 19-episode collection of the British
mystery show that takes place during
World War II.
A Fragile Trust
DVD
75 min
2014
DVD 4167
Documentary on how correspondent
Jayson Blair’s serial plagiarism
impacted The New York Times and the
entire journalism profession. In
addition to being a cautionary tale
about media ethics,the Blair scandal is
also a complex story about power,
representation, race, and accountability
in the mainstream media. Includes
interviews with everyone involved,
including former Executive Editor
Howell Raines and Blair himself.
Frailty
DVD
99 min
DVD 304
Ax murderer believes he is doing God’s
will in Bill Paxton’s directorial debut.
With Paxton as the man who believes
he’s on a mission from God, and
Matthew McConaughey as one of his
sons.
Frame By Frame–The Art of
Animation
Frankenstein
16MM
13 min
1973
F 77
Outlines the processes of film
animation, including techniques for
filming still pictures, and using flicker
filming, cutout animation, timesequence filming, and direct images on
film.
Frames of Reference:
Reflections on Media:
Fragmented Memory
VHS
93 min
2000
v2429 (in storage)
Program one in a three part volume
which reflects upon the relation of arts
to the media.
Frames of Reference:
Reflections on Media:
Fragmented Memory
VHS
40 min
2000
v2430 (in storage)
Program two in a three part volume
which reflects upon the relation of arts
to the media.
Frames of Reference:
Reflections on Media:
Geographies
VHS
86 min
2000
v2431 (in storage)
Program three in a three part volume
which reflects upon the relation of arts
to the media.
Frances
VHS
133 min
1988
V 716 (In Storage)
Jessica Lange portrays Frances
Farmer, an individualistic actress who
was committed to a mental institution.
With Sam Shepard and Kim Stanley.
The Franco-Prussian War
VHS
50 min
1997
V 3150 in storage
Uses dramatization and commentary to
explain the short-lived but cataclysmic
conflict between France and Prussia in
the 19th century. From the series
Battles That Changed the World.
Frank Film
VHS
9 min
1973
V 2238 (in storage)
Combines animated sequences with
two narrative sound tracks to create a
series of complex patterns which
satirize modern life.
Frank Film
16MM
9 min
1973
F 63
Combines animated sequences with
two narrative sound tracks to create a
series of complex, moving patterns
which satirize contemporary
middle-class life.
Frank Gehry: An Architecture of
Joy
DVD
DVD 3261
57:54 min
126
2001
VHS
71 min
1931
V 661
James Whale’s adaptation of Mary
Shelley’s novel, in a restored version.
With Colin Clive as Dr. Frankenstein
and Boris Karloff as the monster.
(b&w)
Frankenstein Must Be
Destroyed
DVD
101 min
1969
DVD 615
Peter Cushing as Baron Frankenstein,
working with Simon Ward as Karl Holst
to perform the first brain transplant.
Franklin D. Roosevelt, Program
1: The New Deal
VHS
23 min
1974
V 640A in storage
Discusses political career of Franklin D.
Roosevelt and the major events of his
first term in office. Assembled primarily
from archival footage. (b&w)
Franklin D. Roosevelt, Program
2: War Comes to America
VHS
23 min
1974
V 640B in storage
Archival footage covers war in Europe
and Asia, the rise of dictatorships, and
FDR’s third term of presidency.
Included are the bombing of Pearl
Harbor and America’s entrance into the
war. (b&w)
Franklin D. Roosevelt, Program
3: The War Years
VHS
20 min
1974
V 640C in storage
Against the background of World War II,
the figure of F.D.R. looms large, aiding
in the understanding of a complex
period in our history. Assembled
primarily from archival footage. (b&w)
Frantz Fanon: Black Skin, White
Mask
VHS
50 min
1995
V 361
Film biography of Frantz Fanon, the
influential theorist of the anti-colonial
movement. Director Isaac Julien uses
interviews with family, friends, and
cultural critics, readings from Fanon’s
work, and dramatizations to create a
meditation on Fanon’s life and work.
Frantz Fanon: His Life, His
Struggle, His Work
DVD
52 min
2001
DVD 2877
Documentary about Frantz Fanon,
psychiatrist, philosopher, and political
leader, who became a spokesman for
the Algerian revolution against French
colonialism. Author of Black Skin,
White Masks, he documented the
effects of colonialism and racism on the
people of colonized countries. Director
Cheikh Djemal interviewd many of
Fanon’s former associates for this
important documentary.
Franz Kafka’s It’s A Wonderful
Life
DVD
84 min
DVD 500
Collection of short films, including Peter
Capaldi’s "Franz Kafka’s It’s a
Wonderful Life", starring Richard E.
Grant as the Czech writer, struggling
with the first line of Metamorphosis;
also includes "Seven Gates", Richard
D’Alessio’s tale of a family holiday;
"The Deal," a big-business satire by
Don Scardino, and John D. Allen’s "Mr
McAllister’s Cigarette Holder", about a
Southern man’s prized possession.
Frasier: The Complete First
Season
DVD
1993
DVD 379
All 24 episodes from the debut season,
in a 4 disc set. Includes "The Good
Son" (pilot), "Here’s Looking at You",
"The Show Where Lilith Comes Back",
and "My Coffee with Niles".
Frasier: The Complete Second
Season
DVD
540 min
1994
DVD 660
All 24 episodes from season 2,
including "Slow Tango in Seattle",
"Adventures in Paradise (Parts I and
II)", and "The Show Where Sam Shows
Up".
Frasier: The Complete Third
Season
DVD
543 min
1995
DVD 664
All 24 episodes from the TV comedy’s
third season, including "She’s the
Boss", "The Show Where Diane Comes
Back," and "Crane Versus Crane."
Freaks
DVD
62 min
1932
DVD 1898
Tod Browning cast real-life sideshow
performers in this horror classic, in
which circus "freaks", exploited by the
circus strongman and a beautiful
trapeze artist, band together in an act
of revenge. With Wallace Ford, Leila
Hyams, Olga Baclanova, and Rosco
Ates. (b&w)
Freaks and Geeks: The
Complete Series
DVD
1999
DVD 2106
This TV series about cliques of stoner
freaks and bookworm geeks coexisting
in a suburban Detroit high school had
only a brief run on NBC from 19992000, but its blend of comedy with
unusually rich characters won lots of
fans, and the show also helped launch
the careers of a number of its stars.
DVD set contains all 18 original
episodes. With Linda Cardellini, John
Daley, James Franco, Samm Levine,
Seth Rogen, and Busy Philipps.
Free Speech for Sale
The French Connection
VHS
57 min
V 2192 (In Storage)
Bill Moyers talks with legal and public
interest advocates to examine how big
media and big business control public
debate. Looks at key examples,
including the defeat of the McCain
Tobacco Bill and the passage of the
Telecom Act of 1996, which "amounted
to a massive giveaway of the public’s
airwaves."
DVD
104 min
1971
DVD 2644
William Friedkin’s thriller about two
New York detectives who stumble onto
an international narcotics smuggling
ring. Contains possibly the most
exciting car chase ever filmed. With
Gene Hackman, Roy Scheider and
Fernando Rey.
Free to Choose
DVD
1990
Originally broadcast on PBS in 1980,
this is a revised and updated version of
the Milton and Rose Friedman’s series
about their vision of interrelationship of
personal, economic, and political
freedom. On 3 discs: all hosted by
Milton Friedman, with discussion
moderated by Linda Chavez. v.1
introduced by Arnold Schwarzenegger,
discussion with David Brooks and
James Galbraith ; v.2 introduced by
George Shultz, discussion with Michael
Walker and Steve Cohen ; v.3
introduced by Ronald Reagan,
discussion with Gary Becker and Sam
Bowles ; v.4 introduced by David
Friedman, discussion with Gordon
Tullock and Henry Levin ; v.5 introduced
by Steve Allen, discussion with
Thomas Sowell and Michael Kinsley.
Freedom of the Press and
Fairness
VHS
107 min
1990
V 906
Forum on issues of press freedom and
fairness, focusing on problems faced
by journalists covering the Middle East.
Presented at the Annual Conference of
the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination
Committee.
Freedom Riders
DVD
120 min
2011
DVD 3088
A documentary about civil rights
activists who traveled to the deep south
to oppose segregation.
The Freethinker
DVD
274 min
1994
DVD 3164
This is Peter Watkins (epic)
companion-piece to his highly
acclaimed "Edvard Munch" (1974).
"The Freethinker" examines the life, art,
and times of the noted Swedish
dramatist August Strindberg, author of
Miss Julie, Inferno, and Dance of
Death. Strindberg is depicted as a
rebel, and idealistic and controversial
iconoclast who openly criticized the
hypocrisy of 19th century society.
127
French in Action
VHS
60 min
1987
V 911A-M in storage
An immersion course in French
language and culture featuring
episodes of a romantic comedy
followed by vignettes that illustrate and
explain the contents of the episode.
Based on course techniques by Pierre
J. Capretz. V911A: Orientation/
Genesis I. V911B: Genesis II/Genesis
III. V911C: Families/Portraits I. V911D:
Portraits II/Genealogy. V911E:
Vacation in Brittany I/Vacation in
Brittany II. V911F: Encounters I/
Encounters II. V911G: Encounters III/
Getting Underway I. V911H: Getting
Underway II/Getting Underway III.
V911I: In All Labor There is Profit I/In
all Labor There is Profit II. V911J:
Entering School Zone I and II. V911K:
Entering School Zone III/Fishing for an
Invitation I. V911L: Fishing for an
Invitation II/Bills of Fare I. V911M: Bills
of Fare II and III. V911N: All Manner of
Transportation I and II. V911O: All
Manner of Transportation III and IV.
V911P: All Manner of Transportation V/
Residences I. V911Q: Residences II
and III. V911R: Residences IV/
Entertainment I. V911S: Entertainment
II and III. V911T: Entertainment IV and
V. V911U: A Matter of Chance I and II.
V911V: Think Vacation I and II. V911W:
Think Vacation III/Getting Away.
V911X: What Variety!/What Riches!
V911Y: What a Nightmare!/More
Variety/More Riches. V911Z: Parade
and Review/All’s Well That Ends Well.
The French Lieutenant’s Woman
VHS
124 min
1984
V 313
Adapted from the novel by John
Fowles. Maryl Streep portrays a
woman forsaken by her lover, and
ostracized by Victorian society.
The French Way
VHS
72 min
1940
V 1646 in storage
Wartime musical, featuring Josephine
Baker. (b&w)
Frenzy
VHS
116 min
1986
DVD 188
In their hunt for a sex criminal known
as the Necktie Murderer, the London
police suspect an innocent man.
Directed by Alfred Hitchcock. With Jon
Finch and Alec McCowen.
Fresh
Friday Night Lights Season One
DVD
70 min
2009
DVD 2890
FRESH celebrates farmers, thinkers
and business people across America
who are re-inventing our food system.
Each has witnessed the rapid
transformation of our agriculture into an
industrial model, and confronted the
consequences: food contamination,
environmental pollution, depletion of
natural resources, and morbid obesity.
Forging healthier, sustainable
alternatives, they offer a practical vision
for a future of our food and our planet.
Features urban farmer and activist, Will
Allen, the recipient of MacArthur’s 2008
Genius Award; sustainable farmer and
entrepreneur, Joel Salatin, made
famous by Michael Pollan’s book, The
Omnivore’s Dilemma; and supermarket
owner, David Ball.
DVD
955 min
2007
DVD 2561
NBC TV drama, adapted by Peter Berg
and Brian Grazer from the non-fiction
book by H.G. Bissinger, about the
football team in a small Texas town. 5
disc collection of all 22 episodes from
the first season. With Kyle Chandler
and Connie Britton.
The Freshman
VHS
1925
V 682
Harold Lloyd stars as Harold "Speedy"
Lamb, a naive freshman who
fantasizes about becoming a campus
superhero. (b&w)
Friday Night Lights Season
Three
DVD
567 min
2009
DVD 2563
Third season of NBC’s drama about the
football team in a small Texas town.
Includes deleted scenes, that were
aired on DirecTV, but cut by NBC to
accomodate commercials, 13 minutes
of a lost storyline from the finale, and
audio commentary on the season finale
with executive producer Jason Katims
and co-executive producer/director
Jeffrey Reiner.
Frida
DVD
123 min
2002
DVD 801
Salma Hayek produced and starred in
this portrait of Frida Kahlo, Mexico’s
premier female artist. Two-DVD set
includes commentary by director Julie
Taymor, and more information on Frida
Kahlo.
Frida
VHS
108 min
1992
V 1107
Paul Leduc’s tribute to Frida Kahlo. With
Ofelia Medina and Juan Jose Gurrola.
DVD
240 min
1998
DVD 3529
Frontline explores the life and death of
Jesus, and the men and women whose
belief, conviction, and martyrdom
created the religion we now know as
Christianity. Drawing upon historical
evidence, the series challenges familiar
assumptions and conventional notions
about Christian origins. Archaeological
finds have yielded new understandings
of Jesus’ class and social status; fresh
interpretations have transformed earlier
ideas about the identity of the early
Christians and their communities.
From the East
DVD
110 min
1993
DVD 4424
Chantal Akerman’s highly personal
documentary about traveling from East
Germany, across Poland and the
Baltics, to Moscow, shortly after the
collapse of the Soviet bloc.
Friday Night Lights Season Two
DVD
685 min
2008
DVD 2562
4 disc collection of the second season
of Friday Night Lights, the NBC series
inspired by the book of the same name.
Freud Under Analysis
VHS
58 min
1987
V 580
Traces the development of Freud’s
major ideas: the unconscious, the
therapeutic techniques of
psychoanalysis, and the importance of
childhood experience in the
psychological development of the adult.
Also examines some criticisms of
Freud and psychoanalysis.
From Jesus to Christ: the First
Christians
Friday the 13th Part 2
DVD
1981
DVD 180
Demented, deformed Jason is back,
and the camp killings resume.
From the Heart of the World:
The Elder Brothers’ Warning
VHS
60 min
1991
V 948
Documentary on the Kogi people of
Columbia, who have preserved the
culture of pre-Columbian Aerica.
Calling themselves the elder brothers
of the human race, this film is their
opportunity to issue a warning to
modern man about the balance of life
on earth.
Fried Green Tomatoes
VHS
130 min
1992
v 1214 in storage
A chance encounter in a nursing home
leads to an unexpected friendship and
a changed life for a dowdy housewife.
With Jessica Tandy, Kathy Bates, Mary
Stuart Masterson, Mary-Louise Parker,
and Cicely Tyson. Based on the novel
"Friend Green Tomatoes at the Whistle
Stop Cafe" by Fannie Flagg.
The Friends of Eddie Coyle
DVD
102 min
1973
DVD 2220
Peter Yates’ crime film, adapted from
Boston lawyer and columnist George V.
Higgins’ novel. Robert Mitchum plays
an aging, small-time gunrunner for the
Irish mob in Boston. Criterion version
includes booklet containing essay by
critic Kent Jones.
The Front
DVD
95 min
1976
DVD 4430
1976 comedy-drama about the
Hollywood blacklist, starring Woody
Allen and Zero Mostel.
The Front Page
DVD
110 min
1974
DVD 2487
Hildy Johnson is the top reporter on a
Chicago newspaper during the 1920s.
Tired of the whole game he’s
determined to quit his job to get
married. His scheming editor, Walter
Burns, has other plans. With Jack
Lemmon and Walter Matthau.
The Front Page
Frida Kahlo
Friends: The Series Finale
VHS
62 min
1983
V 3082 (in storage)
Documentary about the surrealistic
artist who lived and worked at the center
of the Mexican artistic renaissance.
Narrated by Sada Thompson.
DVD
94 min
2004
DVD1136, DVD 4696
Final episode of the long-running TV
series, "The Last One." Disc includes
the series’ 1994 pilot, the main-title
segments of all 10 seasons, and "I’ll Be
There for You" music video.
128
DVD
101 min
1931
DVD 3639
American comedy based on the
Broadway play of the same name,
directed by Lewis Milestone and
starring Adolphe Menjou and Pat
O’Brien. (b&w)
Frontiers of Dreams and Fears/
Children of Shatilah
DVD
DVD 2282
Two documentaries by award-winning
Palestinian filmmaker Mai Masri.
Frontiers of Dreams and Fears (2001,
56 min.) traces the delicate friendship
between two Palestinian girls: Mona, a
resident of a Beirut refugee camp and
Manar, an occupant of Bethlehem’s AlDheisha camp. Children of Shatila
(1998, 50 min.) explores the refugee
camp of Shatila in Beirut, Lebanon,
through the eyes of two children who
live there, Issa and Farah, who are
provided with a small video camera by
the filmmaker.
Frontiers: Tom Cooper and
Michael Exeter.
VHS
44 min
1991
V 950 (In Storage)
From Christian Science Monitor series.
Host John Parott interviews Tom
Cooper about his experiences studying
Native American communication
systems. Includes segment with author
Michael Exeter.
Frontline: An Eyewitness
Account of the Vietnam War
VHS
57 min
1979
V 588
Australian television cameraman Neil
Davis chronicles his observations on
the front line of the Southeast Asian
war from 1964 to 1975. (b&w)
Frontline: Growing Up Online
DVD
60 min
2008
DVD 2074
In Growing Up Online, FRONTLINE
takes viewers inside the very public
private worlds that kids are creating
online, raising important questions
about how the Internet is transforming
childhood. "The Internet and the digital
world was something that belonged to
adults, and now it’s something that
really is the province of teenagers, "
says C.J. Pascoe, a postdoctoral
scholar with the University of California,
Berkeley’s Digital Youth Research
project.
Frontline: Sick Around the
World
DVD
60 min
2008
DVD 2073
Four in five Americans say the
healthcare system needs fundamental
change. Can the U.S. learn anything
from the rest of the world about how to
run a healthcare system, or are these
nations so culturally different that their
solutions would not be acceptable?
FRONTLINE correspondent T.R. Reid
examines the healthcare systems of
other advanced capitalist
democracies–United Kingdom, Japan,
Germany, Taiwan, and Switzerland– to
see what ideas might help the U.S.
reform its broken healthcare system.
Frontline: The Persuaders
DVD
90 min
2003
DVD 682
Explores the culture of the marketing
and advertising industries– how they
influence not only what Americans buy,
but how they view themselves and the
world. Experts and observers of the
advertising world examine the
challenges confronting the industry, the
new meaning of "brand", and thoughts
on the future of marketing, including the
application of the persuasion industries
to politics. With Douglas Rushkoff.
Frost/Nixon
DVD
DVD 3217
123 min
Full Frame: Documentary
Shorts
DVD
174 min
DVD 771
Seven short documentaries from Full
Frame, North America’s preminent
documentary film festival. Includes
Mira Nair’s "Laughing Club of India,"
(30 min.), "Why Can’t We Be a Family
Again?" (Roger Weisberg, Murray
Nossel, 23 min), "We Got Us" (Joan
Brooker, 27 min.), "Lucy Tsak Tsak"
(Andrey Paounov, 3 min.), "Family
Values" (Eva Saks, 25 min.), "The
Sunshine" (Phil Bertelsen, 30 min.),
"Mojave Mirage" (Cleverley, Roberto,
36 min) Includes director biographies.
2008
Full Frame Documentary Shorts
Vol. 3
Frozen
DVD
95 min
1996
DVD 232
Shot without government approval in
1994, and smuggled piecemeal out of
China, this drama follows a
performance artist’s plans to create a
work of art from his own death. Based
on a true story, this film by Wu Ming (a
pseudonym that translates as "no
name") looks at China’s underground
counterculture. With Jia Hongshen and
Ma Xiaoqing.
Frozen River
DVD
93 min
2008
DVD 4790
American crime drama written and
directed by Courtney Hunt about two
working-class women who smuggle
illegal immigrants from Canada to the
United States. With Melissa Leo and
Misty Upham.
Fruitvale Station
DVD
85 min
2013
DVD 4214
2013 American drama written and
directed by Ryan Coogler, based on the
events leading to the death of Oscar
Grant, a young man killed by BART
police officer Johannes Mehserle at the
Fruitvale Bay Area Rapid Transit
(BART) Station in Oakland, California,
in 2009. With Michael B. Jordan,
Octavia Spencer, and Melonie Diaz.
The Fugitive Kind
DVD
121 min
1960
DVD 2691
Sidney Lumet’s film version of
Tennessee Williams’ play Orpheus
Descending, with Marlon Brando as Val
Xavier, a drifter from New Orleans
whose arrival in Two Rivers,
Mississippi, leads to all sorts of
commotion. With Anna Magnani and
Joanne Woodward. (b&w)
129
DVD
114 min
2005
DV1457
The third collection of ground-breaking
shorts from Full Frame, the North
American documentary film festival,
includes six entries that were
earmarked by Martin Scorsese,
Jonathan Demme, DA Pennebaker,
John Sayles, and other festival jurors.
Includes The Great Cheesesteak
Debate (Scott Vosbury, 13 mins.),
about a war to determine the source of
the best cheesesteak in the city of
Brotherly Love, A Thousand Words
(Melba L. Williams, 9 mins.), which tells
the story of a quiet war vet and his
children’s attempts to understand him,
Rosalie’s Journey (Warwick Thornton,
23 mins.), about an Aboriginal woman
who starred in Charles Chauvel’s 1955
classic Jedda, Texas Hospitality
(Michael Pfaendtner, 4 mins.), which
examines the last meal requests of
death row inmates, Journeys (Vinayan
Kodoth, 39 mins.), a film about urban
crowding in contemporary Bombay,
and Foxhole (Franko Galoso, 26 mins.),
which explores the paths of two
decorated soldiers who meet on the
battlefields of Vietnam.
Full Frontal
DVD
101 min
2002
DVD 425, DVD 4695
Shot-on-video experiment by Steven
Soderbergh, revolving around a group
of people who end up at a Hollywood
producer’s birthday party. With Julia
Roberts, David Duchovny, Blair
Underwood, and David Hyde Pierce.
Cameos by Brad Pitt and Terence
Stamp.
Full Metal Jacket
DVD
116 min
1987
DVD 1554
Follows a group of Marines from basic
training to the Tet Offensive in Vietnam.
With Matthew Modine, Dorian
Harewood, and Vincent D’Onofrio.
Funny Bones
VHS
128 min
1995
DVD 3927, V 2129 (storage)
Famous comedian’s son returns to his
childhood home after bombing in Las
Vegas, and discovers some family
secrets. With Jerry Lewis and Oliver
Platt.
Funny Face
VHS
103 min
1990
V 1106 in storage
Fred Astaire and Audry Hepburn in
musical set in Paris. Songs by Ira and
George Gershwin.
Funny Games
DVD
104 min
1997
DVD 4672
Written and Directed by: Michael
Haneke, Cinematography by: Jurgen
Jurges
Funny Girl
DVD
151 min
1968
DVD 3131
The life of comedienne Fannie Brice,
from her early days in the Jewish slums
of the Lower East Side, to the height of
her career with the Ziegfeld Follies,
including her marriage to and eventual
divorce from her first husband, Nick
Arnstein.Starring Barbra Streisand
Funny Lady
DVD
136 min
1975
DVD 3130
Story of singer Fanny Brice’s stormy
relationship with showman Billy Rose.
Starring Barbra Streisand and James
Caan.
A Funny Thing Happened on the
Way to the Forum
DVD
97 min
1966
DVD 1989
Zero Mostel reprises his Broadway role
of Pseudolus, a wily and witty Roman
slave who attempts to help his master’s
son win the heart of a virgin courtesan
in exchange for his freedom. Based on
the hit stage musical with music and
lyrics by Stephen Sondheim.
Furious Flower, Volume 1:
Elders
VHS
114 min
1998
V 3229 (in storage)
Volume 1 of video anthology of African
American poetry over the last half of
the 20th century. Introduces the poets
who laid the groundwork for the
contemporary Black poetry
renaissance, including Samuel W.
Allen, Mari Evans, Naomi Long
Madgett, Alvin Aubert, and Pinkie
Gordon Lane.
Furious Flower, Volume 2:
Warriors
VHS
111 min
1998
V 3330 (in storage)
Volume II in the video anthology of
African American 20th century poetry.
Focuses on the Black Arts Movement
in the 1960s, featuring Amiri Baraka,
Haki R. Madhubuti, Kalamu Ya Salaam,
Sonia Sanchez, Eugene Redmond,
and Nikki Giovanni.
Furious Flower, Volume 3:
Seers
VHS
111 min
1998
V 3331 (in storage)
Volume III in the video anthology of
African American poetry written
between 1960 and 1995. Follows the
Black Arts movement through the
1970’s, featuring Rita Dove, Toi
Derricotte, Dolores Kendrick, Sherley
Anne Williams, Gerald Barrax, E.
Ethelbert Miller, and Michael S. Harper.
Furious Flower, Volume 4:
Initiates
VHS
28 min
1998
V 3332 (in storage)
The final volume in the video anthology
of twentieth century African American
poetry. Introduces some of the poets
who represent the diversity of Black
poetry in the 1990s, including Elizabeth
Alexander, and poets of the Dark Room
Collective.
Further Off the Straight &
Narrow: New Gay Visibility on
Television 1998-2006
DVD
61 min
2006
DVD 4435
Media Education Foundation program
examining television’s portrayal of gay,
lesbian, bisexual, and transgender
characters in network dramas, sitcoms,
reality shows, and premium cable
programming. Features interviews with
Howard Buford, Joshua Gamson, Larry
Gross, Lisa Henderson, Katherine
Sender, Suzanna Danuta Walters
Futurama: Volume 1
DVD
299 min
1999
DVD 4285
First season of the animated science
fiction sitcom created by Matt Groening
and developed by Groening and David
X. Cohen for the Fox Broadcasting
Company. The series follows the
adventures of a late-20th-century New
York City pizza delivery boy, Philip J.
Fry, who, after being unwittingly
cryogenically frozen for one thousand
years, finds employment at Planet
Express, an interplanetary delivery
company in the retro-futuristic 31st
century. With the voices of Billy West
and Katey Sagal.
Future Shock
16MM
42 min
1972
F 37
Based on Alvin Toffler’s book. A look at
how science and technology are
changing society.
Futz
VHS
91 min
1969
V 2300 in storage
Film version of one of the legendary
theater productions of the 1960s,
originally staged by Cafe La Mama. A
farmer’s love for his pig creates social
havoc.
G Men
DVD
86 min
1935
DVD 3749
Warner Bros. crime film starring James
Cagney, Ann Dvorak, and Margaret
Lindsay. Special features include
"Warner Night at the Movies 1935
Short Subjects Gallery". (b&w)
Gabbeh
VHS
75 min
1996
V 3401 (in storage)
Romantic fable radically transformed in
Moshen Makhmalbaf’s story about an
illustrated carpet and a young woman
who talks about her life to a memoryhaunted old man. In Farsi with English
subtitles.
Gaı̂té Parisienne
Fury
DVD
92 min
1936
DVD 4045
Spencer Tracy as an innocent man who
narrowly escapes being lynched, in this
American drama directed by Fritz Lang.
Loosely based on the events
surrounding the Brooke Hart murder,
the movie was adapted by Bartlett
Cormack and Lang from the story Mob
Rule by Norman Krasna. Fury was
Lang’s first American film. (b&w)
VHS
38 min
1986
V 1156 in storage
A film made by dance enthusiast Victor
Jessen, who spent ten years following
the Ballet Russe recording the ballet
"Gaites Parisienne" whenever
Danilova, Franklin, and Danielian
danced the principal roles. The result
is a document of one of the great ballet
companies of the twentieth century.
(b&w)
Galaxy Quest
Fuses
VHS
18 min
1965
V 3394
Carolee Schneemann’s landmark
feminist celebration of eroticism, using
hand-painted film and collage.
130
DVD
101 min
2000
DVD 2984
he alumni cast of a cult space TV show
have to play their roles as the real thing
when an alien race needs their help.
Starring Tim Allen, Sigourney Weaver
and Alan Rickman.
Gallery
16MM
7 min
1971
F 74
A collage of images reviewing the
history of Western art.
Gallipoli
DVD
111 min
1981
DVD 211
Director Peter Weir’s drama about the
friendship between two Australian
soldiers, assigned to battle the Turks in
the Dardanelles in a legendary World
War I confrontation. With Mel Gibson
and Mark Lee.
The Game of Love and Chance
VHS
98 min
2004
DVD 1921
A live performance of the play The
game of love and chance, by Pierre de
Marivaux. Therein, two wealthy young
French people resort to a series of
elaborate disguises and trickery to
determine one another’s suitability for
marriage. Presented by the Michigan
Classical Repertory Theatre. Drama
written by Pierre Carlet de Chamblain
de Marivaux ; translated for the stage
by Robert Bethune.
Game of Thrones
DVD
2012
DVD 3900
The second season of the epic fantasy
drama television series, based on the
novels by George R.R. Martin.
Game of Thrones: The
Complete First Season
DVD
60 min
2011
Seven noble families fight for control of
the mythical land of Westeros.
Game Over: Gender, Race, &
Violence in Video Games
DVD
41 min
2002
DVD 273
Media Education Foundation analysis
of video games. Looks at their
messages,representations of
masculinity and race, and images of
women.
Gandhi
DVD
191 min
1982
DVD 2453
Biography of Mahatma Gandhi, from
his career as a lawyer in South Africa
through his struggle to free India from
colonial rule, using the philosophy of
noviolent protest. With Ben Kingsley.
The Gangster
DVD
84 min
1947
DVD 3514
Rumored to be an uncredited work by
blacklisted writer Dalton Trumbo, this is
the story of a lifetime gangster who
comes to doubt himself. With Barry
Sullivan, Harry Morgan, Akim Tamiroff
and Shelley Winters. (b&w)
Gangster’s Paradise:
Jerusalema
DVD
119 min
2008
DVD 3389
Young hoodlum’s rise from a small-time
criminal to a powerful crime
entrepreneur during the turbulent years
before and after the fall of apartheid in
South Africa. With Rapulana
Seiphemo.
The Garbo Silents Collection
DVD
999 min
DVD 3464
"Flesh and the Devil" (1927), "The
Temptress" (1926), "The Mysterious
Lady" (1928)
The Garden of the Finzi-Continis
VHS
90 min
1987
V 1109 in storage
In prewar Italy, the Finzi-Contini family
offers refuge from Fascist persecution
to other Jewish families. With
Dominique Sanda.
Gardens of Stone
DVD
111 min
1987
DVD 1192
James Caan plays a career soldier
assigned to the Burial Detail at Arlington
National Cemetery. With James Earl
Jones, Anjelica Huston, Mary Stuart
Masterson, and D.B. Sweeney.
Gary Hill: Full Circle, Around &
About, Meditations
VHS
12 min
V 2226 in storage
Three examples of video art by Gary
Hill:"Full Circle" (1978), originally titled
"Ring Modulation"; "Around & About"
(1980), and "Meditations", an excerpt
from a remake of "Soundings" (1979)
Gas Food Lodging
DVD
101 min
1992
DVD 437
Brooke Adams plays the single mother
of two teenage daughters in this
coming of age drama set in a small
New Mexico town. With Ione Skye,
Fairuza Balk, and James Brolin.
Gasbook 08
DVD
2000
DVD 763
Collection of animation and graphic
work by artists with unique visions of
the future. It includes work by Acne
International, C404, Champion
Graphics, and Katsuki Tanaka. Also
available : CD-ROM (Mac/Windows),
color booklet, poster by Tomato, and tshirt, designed by Designers Republic.
131
Gasbook 09
DVD
2000
DVD 764
Graphic designs inspired by the colors,
forms, and actions of insects. Featuring
work by Alex & Martin, Designers
Republic, Geoff McFetridge, Steve
Reich, and others. Guide includes CDROM (Mac/Windows), paper art
"Imaginary Entomology Kit" by Namaiki,
and poster by Geoff McFetridge.
Gasbook 10
DVD
2001
DVD 765
Dedicated to "Movement" at Sendai
Mediateque. Includes promotional film
footage shot for Radiohead, and
promotional video footage shot by
Tomato, Bosco, Namaiki, and Shing02.
Accompanying materials include a
booklet collaborated on by graphic
designers and artists from Tokyo,
London, Paris, and the Netherlands, a
poster, white canvas bag, and t-shirt.
Gasbook 11
DVD
2001
DVD 766
Produced as an "anonymous
collaboration" between artists who took
part in a Tokyo design event called
Designer’s Block. Each artist was
asked to submit a question that could
be answered visually. The questions
were then distributed at random among
the same group, who were asked to
create the answer to the question they
received. Questions ranged from "Why
do we exist?" to "What is Japanese?"
to "more or less?" Artists include DFuse, Hunter Gatherer, H5, Tim W.
Shandro and others. Accompanying
materials include posters and t-shirt.
GasLand
DVD
106 min
2010
DVD 2978
The Halliburton-developed drilling
technology of "fracking" or hydraulic
fracturing has unleashed the largest
domestic natural gas drilling boom in
American history. But is fracking safe?
When filmmaker Josh Fox is asked to
lease his land for drilling, he embarks
on a cross-country odyssey uncovering
a trail of secrets, lies and contamination.
Gaslight
DVD
DVD 4729
Two versions of the thriller based on
Patrick Hamilton’s 1938 play Gas
Light,about a susceptible young woman
who marries a suave, romantic man
never suspecting he is a murderous
scoundrel, obsessed with finding the
jewels hidden in their London home.
1944 version(113 min., directed by
George Cukor): Charles Boyer, Ingrid
Bergman, Joseph Cotten, Dame May
Whitty, Angela Lansbury, Barbara
Everest, Emil Rameau, Edmund Breon,
Halliwell Hobbes, Tom Stevenson.1940
version (89 min. directed by Thorold
Dickinson): Anton Walbrook, Diana
Wynyard, Frank Pettingell, Cahtleen
Cordell, Robert Newton, Minnie
Rayner, Jimmy Hanley. (b&w)
The Gate of Heavenly Peace:
Parts I and II
DVD
189 min
1995
DVD 3887, v. 1 and v. 2
Documentary about the 1989 protests
at Tiananmen Square, and the
resulting Beijing massacre of June 4.
Directed by Carma Hinton and Richard
Gordon, who investigated the events of
1989 with an international group of
scholars and participants.
Gates of Heaven
DVD
90 min
1978
DVD 816
Documentary on pet cemeteries, pet
owners, and American lives and
dreams, by Errol Morris.
A Gathering of Men
VHS
90 min
1990
V 726 in storage
Poet Robert Bly leads a group of men
in exploring their inner lives and their
roles in society, and talks to Bill Moyers
about contemporary masculinity, in the
context of myth and folk tales.
Gattaca
DVD
106 min
1997
DVD 4426
Science fiction film written and directed
by Andrew Niccol, about a society
driven by eugenics, where children are
conceived through genetic
manipulation. With Ethan Hawke, Uma
Thurman,and Jude Law,featuring Loren
Dean, Ernest Borgnine, Gore Vidal,
and Alan Arkin in supporting roles.
Gattaca
VHS
107 min
1997
V 1650
Ethan Hawke, Uma Thurman, Alan
Arkin, and Jude Law in sci-fi thriller
about a man who dares to defy a
system obsessed with genetic
perfection.
Gaumont Treasures 1897-1913
DVD
600 min
2004
DVD 2535
10 HOURS 75 FILMS 3 DISC The
invention of cinema and its growth into
a sophisticated art form are vividly
brought to life in this massive collection
of films from the early years of the
influential Gaumont Film Company.
Each disc is devoted to one of
Gaumont s artistic directors, who
oversaw all film production at the
studio, and profoundly influenced not
only the identity of the studio but also
the evolution of the cinema itself. FOR
MORE INFORMATION ON THE
FILMMAKERS PLEASE READ
DIRECTOR BIO ALICE GUY (1897)
The Fisherman at the Stream / Bathing
in a Stream / Serpentine Dance by
Mme. Bob Walter (1898) The Turn-ofthe-Century Blind Man / At the
Hypnotist’s / The Burglars /
Disappearing Act / Surprise Attack on a
House at Daybreak (1899) At the Club /
Wonderful Absinthe (1900) Avenue de l
Opera / Automated Hat-Maker and
Sausage-Grinder / At the
Photographer’s / Dance of the
Seasons: Winter, Snow Dance / The
Landlady / Turn-of-the-Century Surgery
/ Pierrette s Escapades (Hand-Tinted
Color) / At the Floral Ball (Hand-Tinted
Color) / The Cabbage-Patch Fairy
(1902) Serpentine Dance by Lina
Esbrard / Midwife to the Upper Class /
An Untimely Intrusion / Miss Dundee
and Her Performing Dogs (1903) How
Monsieur Takes His Bath / Faust and
Mephistopheles (1905) The O Mers in
The Bricklayers / The Statue / The
Magician s Alms / Clown, Dog and
Balloon / Spain / The Tango / The
Malaguena and the Bullfighter / Cook &
Rilly s Trained Rooster / Cake Walk,
Performed by Nouveau Cirque / Alice
Guy Films a Phonoscene / Saharet
Performs the Bolero (Hand-Tinted
Color) / Polin Performs: The Anatomy
of a Draftee (A synchronized-sound
Phonoscene) / Dranem Performs: The
True Jiu-Jitsu (A synchronized-sound
Phonoscene) / Dranem Performs: Five
O Clock Tea (A synchronized-sound
Phonoscene) / Felix Mayol Performs:
Indiscreet Questions (A synchronizedsound Phonoscene & Hand-Tinted
Color) / Felix Mayol Performs: The
Trottins Polka (A synchronized-sound
Phonoscene) / Felix Mayol Performs:
White Lilacs (A synchronized-sound
Phonoscene) (1906) The Birth, the Life
and the Death of Christ / An Obstacle
Course / Madame s Cravings / A Sticky
Woman / The Hierarchies of Love / The
Cruel Mother / A Story Well Spun / The
Drunken Mattress / The Parish Priest s
Christmas / The Truth Behind the ApeMan / The Consequences of Feminism
/ Ocean Studies / The Game-Keeper s
Son (1907) The Race for the Sausage /
The Glue / The Fur Hat / The Cleaning
Man / A Four-Year-Old Hero / The
Rolling Bed / The Irresistible Piano / On
the Barricade / The Dirigible Homeland
– 225 Minutes - Full-Frame (1.33:1) Music by Sorties d Artistes LOUIS
FEUILLADE - The Colonel s Account
(1907, 4 min.) / A Very Fine Lady
(1908, 3 min.) / Spring (1909, 7 min.) /
The Fairy of the Surf (1909, 7 min.) /
Custody of the Child (1909, 11 min.) /
The Defect (1911, 41 min.) / The
Roman Orgy (1911, 8 min.) / The Trust
(1911, 24 min.) / The Heart and the
Money (1912, 17 min.) / The Obsession
(1912, 23 min.) / Tragic Error (1913, 24
min.) / Bout de Zan Steals an Elephant
(1913, 9 min.) / The Agony of Byzance
(1913, 29 min.) 217 Minutes - FullFrame (1.33:1) - Music by Patrick
Laviosa – SPECIAL FEATURE: Louis
Feuillade: Master of Many Forms - This
collection of scenes from more than
twenty films demonstrates Feuillade s
mastery of (and influence upon) a wide
range of cinematic genres. LEONCE
PERRET - The Mystery of the Rocks of
Kador (Le Mystere des roches de
Kador) (1912) Color Tinted 43 Minutes
- The Child of Paris (L Enfant de Paris)
(1913) Color Tinted 124 Minutes
132
SPECIAL FEATURE: Leonce Perret:
The Filmmaker s Filmmaker Illustrated with rare film clips, this minidocumentary reveals the artistry and
wit of French cinema s unsung hero.
Gay Erotica from the Past
DVD
Four gay erotic films from the 40s and
50s: "Call me stud" , "Tim and Jim",
"Marble illusion",and "Snow body".
Gay Rights, Marriage, and the
Supreme Court
DVD
21 min
2003
DVD1209
Opponents of gay marriage call it an
attempt to obtain preferential treatment
in the eyes of the law. Supporters see
it as an opportunity to abolish the
inherent discrimination against
same-sex couples that exists in a noninclusive legal definition of marriage.
This ABC News program uses the
landmark Lawrence v. Texas case and
the legalization of gay marriage in
Canada to shed light on the future of
gay marriage in the U.S.
Gender, the Enduring Paradox
VHS
58 min
1991
V 944
Explores how gender affects how we
see ourselves, how others see us, and
how gender shapes our human identity.
(b&w)
The General
DVD
75 min
1926
DVD 910, DV1116
Buster Keaton comedy based on an
actual Civil War incident. He plays the
Southern hero who rescues a captured
supply train. Also on this DVD: The
Playhouse (1921, 23 min.), Cops
(1922, 18 min.)
The General
16MM
90 min
1972
F 29
Buster Keaton stars in this silent
comedy based on an actual Civil War
incident. Keaton plays the Southern
hero who rescues a captured supply
train. (b&w)
The General
VHS
106 min
V 669 in storage
Buster Keaton stars in this comedy
based on an actual Civil War incident.
Keaton plays the southern hero who
rescues a captured supply train. [also
on film: F29 A+B]. (b&w)
Generation Kill
DVD
480 min
2008
DVD 3229
HBO miniseries about A Rolling Stone
reporter, embedded with The 1st Recon
Marines qho chronicles his experiences
during the first wave of the Americanled assault on Baghdad in 2003.
Generation Like
DVD
60 min
2013
DVD 4261
In this follow-up to FRONTLINE’s 2001
documentary The Merchants of Cool,
author Douglas Rushkoff returns to the
world of youth culture to explore how
the perennial teen quest for identity
and connection has migrated to social
media – and how big brands are
increasingly co-opting young
consumers’ digital presences.
The Genetic Gamble
VHS
58 min
1985
V 579 (In Storage)
(NOVA). Explores the technical and
ethical problems of applying scientific
breakthroughs to treating disease.
Focuses on one family and physician
willing to take the genetic gamble.
Genghis Blues
DVD
90 min
1999
DVD 163
Blind blues musician and self-taught
Tuva throat-singer Paul Pena travels to
Siberia to participate in a throat-singing
competition.
Genius
DVD
104 min
2016
DVD 4853
Biographical drama based on the 1978
National Book Award-winner Max
Perkins: Editor of Genius by A. Scott
Berg. The film stars Colin Firth, Jude
Law, Nicole Kidman, Dominic West and
Guy Pearce.
Genocide: 1941-1945
VHS
52 min
1980
V 987
Looks at Heinrich Himmler,
Reichsführer of the SS, and the
development of the idea of the master
race in Germany. Also looks at how
genocide became an operating policy
of the Nazis in dealing with the Jews.
(b&w)
The Genocide Factor
VHS
240 min
2002
V3362,3363,3364,3365 instorage
Four-part television documentary
examines the definition and complexity
of genocide, reviewing its history, its
present status, and its future. Episode
1: ancient examples of genocide,
including the Crusades, as well as the
Biblical period, the Greeks and
Romans, the Mongols, and other
examples. Episode 2: racism in
America, Tulsa, Oklahoma riots,
Rosewood Massacre, Ukranian famine,
Japanese experience–Nanking, China,
the Holocaust. Episode 3: the Chinese
experience, Cambodia’s Killing Fields,
Pakistan and Bangladesh, Indonesia &
East Timor, Irish potato famine, and N.
Ireland conflict, Central America, the
Kurds. Episode 4: Africa (Burundi,
Rwanda, Uganda, Sierra Leone,
Congo), the former Yugoslavia, the
Arab/Israeli conflict, Genocide in war,
current hot spots, and hope for the
future.
Genshiken: Complete
Collection
DVD
300 min
2007
DVD 2975
3 disc set containing episodes 1 - 12 of
the Japanese anime series about
college freshman Kanji Sasahara, who
seems like every other student at his
school, but maintains a secret life as a
member of Genshiken (The Society for
the Study of Modern Visual Culture).
Extras include bonus episode of
Kujibiki Unbalance.
Gentleman’s Agreement
DVD
118 min
1947
DVD 775
Moss Hart’s adaptation of Laura Z.
Hobson’s novel about a journalist who
poses as a Jew to research antiSemitism. With Celeste Holm, June
Havoc, and John Garfield. (b&w)
Gentlemen Prefer Blondes
DVD
91 min
1953
DVD 4334
Film adaptation of the 1949 stage
musical, directed by Howard Hawks,
and starring Jane Russell and Marilyn
Monroe.
Gentlemen Prefer Blondes
VHS
92 min
1953
V 1342 in storage
Jane Russell and Marilyn Monroe play
two showgirls who look for true love on
a luxury-liner bound for France. With
Charles Coburn.
Gently Down the Stream
VHS
14 min
1983
V 3400
Su Friedrich’s film incorporates
descriptions of dreams from the
filmmaker’s journal to create a ritual of
repeating images.
George Lucas in Love
DVD
46 min
1999
DVD 1469
Short film by Joe Nussbaum satirizing
Shakespeare in Love. George Lucas
must finish a screenplay about a
"space farmer" in three days, or else be
kicked out of USC Film School. With
three other short comic films: "Evil Hill"
(Ryan Schifrin, USA, 1999) about the
young Dr. Evil from Austin Powers;
"Film Club" (Chris LaMont, USA,
2000), a reworking of Fight Club as a
filmmaking spoof; and "Swing Blade"
(Nicholas Goodman, USA, 1997) which
parodies "Sling Blade."
George Washington
VHS
90 min
2000
V 3224 in storage
Coming of age story set in a small town
in the Deep South.
Georges Melies, Cinema
Magician
16MM
1978
F 186
Tribute to French filmmaker Georges
Melies’ contributions to the
development of production techniques
and special effects.
Georgia O’Keeffe
Umatic
60 min
1977
V 56 (OS: 3/4)
Painter O’Keeffe talks about her life
and work in the setting that was her
inspiration–the American Southwest.
Georgy Girl
DVD
99 min
1966
DVD 2566
British romantic comedy featuring Lynn
Redgrave, James Mason, Alan Bates,
and Charlotte Rampling. (b&w)
Georgy Girl
VHS
100 min
1966
V 1800 in storage
British romantic comedy featuring Lynn
Redgrave, James Mason, Alan Bates,
and Charlotte Rampling. (b&w)
Gerald
The George Burns and Gracie
Allen Show, Volume 1
VHS
60 min
1952
V 3185 (in storage)
Two episodes from the classic TV
comedy series. With special guest
appearances by Jack Benny and
Sheldon Leonard. (b&w)
DVD
90 min
2010
DVD 3435
ASLFilms production tracing the
journey of a young man who uncovers
family secrets as he seeks a
relationship with the Deaf autistic
grandfather he has never met. With
Micalela Paulone, Andy Vasnick, and
Russell Harvard.
Germany Dada: An Alphabet of
German Dadaism
The George Burns & Gracie
Allen Show
VHS
30 min
V 79 (in storage)
This Christmas show (Dec.23, 1951) is
live Burns & Allen at their best. With
George as Santa. (b&w)
133
VHS
55 min
V 566
Deals with aims and activities of the
revolutionary group of artists and
writers who made up the Dadaist
movement in Germany. Filmed with the
cooperation of two original Dadaists,
Hans Richter and Richard
Huelsenbeck. (b&w)
Gerry
Get Smart, Again
Ghost World
DVD
103 min
2002
DVD 962
Gus Van Sant’s existential look at two
men named Gerry, hopelessly lost in the
desert. Sparse, improvised dialogue
from Casey Affleck and Matt Damon,
and Harris Savides’ cinematography of
the beautiful but barren landscape of
Death Valley tell a story of the limits of
human endurance and friendship.
DVD
94 min
1989
DVD 1661
After the sinister forces of KAOS steal
a weather-altering machine, bumbling
secret agent Maxwell Smart is once
again called upon to save the day.
DVD
1:51 min
2001
DVD 2342
This is the story of Enid and Rebecca
after they finish the high school. Both
have problems to be related with
people and they spend their time
hanging around and bothering creeps.
When they met Seymour who is a
social outsider who loves to collect old
vinyl records, the life of Enid will
change forever.
Gertie on Tour/ The Centaurs
16MM
15 min
1920
F 241
Two short works by pioneer animator
Winsor McCay. (b&w)
Gertie the Dinosaur
16MM
14 min
1914
F 211
Based on Winsor McCay’s theatrical
act, in which he would talk to a film
image of Gertie, which responded to
his commands. Here the intertitles
perfom McCay’s role, ordering Gertie to
perform. (b&w)
Gertrud
DVD
116 min
1964
DVD 1951
In the elegant world of artists and
musicians, Gertrud ends her marriage
to Gustav and takes a lover, the
composer Erland Jansson. When he
also fails to live up to her idealistic
standards, she leaves him and
imposes on herself a kind of exile of the
heart. In flashbacks and in
conversations laced with memories, we
also learn of her affair with Gabriel,
who still wishes she would go off with
him, and we learn of her adolescence,
with its early expression of her isolating
ideal of absolute love. (b&w)
Get into Hollywood:Breaking
into Television
DVD
2005
DVD 1094, 1095
Two part DVD about the "ins, outs, and
shortcuts to launching your
entertainment career." Looks at ways
to break into writing, producing, acting,
directing, cinematography, editing, or
composing, with advice from industry
professionals.
Get Lamp
Get Smart: Season 1
DVD
870 min
1965
DVD 1742
Spy capers and spry comedy unite in
this delightful satire of mod, espionage
pictures. Don Adams plays inept secret
agent Maxwell Smart, accompanied by
Barbara Feldon as the sexy Agent 99.
The cast of this Emmy Award-winning
TV series features Edward Platt, Robert
Karvelas, Sid Haig, John Doucette, and
Don Rickles. This collection includes
the complete first season.
Get Smart: Season 2
DVD
865 min
1965
DVD 1797
Spy capers and spry comedy unite in
this delightful satire of mod, espionage
pictures. Don Adams plays inept secret
agent Maxwell Smart, accompanied by
Barbara Feldon as the sexy Agent 99.
The cast of this Emmy Award-winning
TV series features Edward Platt, Robert
Karvelas, Sid Haig, John Doucette, and
Don Rickles. This collection includes
the complete second season.
Gett: The Trial of Viviane
Amsalem
DVD
Israeli-French drama film directed by
Ronit Elkabetz and Shlomi Elkabetz.
Over the course of several years
Viviane struggles to obtain a divorce
even as her husband does his best to
slow the process. With Ronit
Elkabetz,Menashe Noy,Sasson
Gabai,and Simon Abkarian. Hebrew,
Moroccan-Arabic, and French dialogue,
English subtitles.
Ghost Dog: The Way of the
Samurai
DVD
116 min
2000
DVD 477
Jim Jarmusch’s story about a
professional killer who lives by the code
of the samurai meshes the gangster
movie with the samurai epic. With
Forest Whitaker.
DVD
2010
DVD 2827
A documentary about text adventures,
the early computer games that required
users to input text prompts to interact
with the stories.
Ghost in the Shell
Get on the Bus
Ghost in Your Genes
VHS
121 min
1996
V 1507
Spike Lee’s film about Louis
Farrakhan’s Million Man March and
what it means to be a black man in
America. With Charles S. Dutton,
Andre Braugher, and Ossie Davis.
DVD
82 min
1995
DVD 31
Animated thriller set in 2029, in a world
caught in the grip of information
overload.
DVD
56 min
2007
DVD 1723
Long intrigued by differences in twins,
scientists in this Nova program
explores the possibility of "epigenetic"
chemical codes that control how are
genes are expressed.
134
Ghostbusters
DVD
105 min
1984
DVD 1204
Manic band of parapsychologists try to
rid Manhattan of evil spirits. With Bill
Murray, Dan Aykroyd.
Ghosts
DVD
96 min
2006
DVD 2150: PAL format
Based on the true story of the
Morecambe Bay tragedy of 2004, in
which a group of Chinese cocklepickers found themselves trapped by
the fast-moving tide, which
momentarily lifted the lid on the
invisible immigrant workforce who labor
in the factories, warehouses and
mudflats of England. Nick Broomfield’s
second feature film tells the story of a
young Chinese woman, who pays
$25,000 to be smuggled into the UK in
order to support her family back in
China. In re-enacting the events
leading up to the Morecambe bay
tragedy of 2004, Ghosts employs nonprofessional actors (often playing
themselves), hand-held cameras,
natural light and true-life locations.
Ghosts Before Breakfast
16MM
1928
F 131
Guns go off, but no one dies, in this
avant-garde comedy. Originally created
for a music festival, with a Hindemith
score now lost to history, the film
features appearances by Hindemith
and Richter himself.
Ghosts of Cite Soleil
DVD
85 min
2007
DVD 2575
Documentary by Asger Leth, filmed just
before, during, and after the overthrow
of Haitian president Jean Bertrand
Aristide in March 2004. The film
focuses on two brothers, rival Haitian
gang leaders.
Ghosts of Rwanda
DVD
120 min
2004
DVD 1196
Frontline production about the
Rwandan genocide, during which
800,000 Rwandans were murdered by
Hutu extremists, while the international
community stood by. Includes
interviews with key goverment officials,
diplomats, soldiers, and survivors.
Ghosts on the Loose
Girl Crazy
The Girlfriend Experience
VHS
65 min
1943
V 2042 in storage
The East Side Kids confront the
supernatural. With Bela Lugosi and
Ava Gardner. (b&w)
VHS
101 min
1991
V 1082 (In Storage)
Mickey Rooney is sent to a small
Southwestern college to escape
romantic distractions. With Judy
Garland, June Allyson, and Tommy
Dorsey and his Orchestra. Music by
George Gershwin. (b&w)
DVD
78 min
2009
DVD 2639
Much was made of Stephen
Soderbergh’s decision to cast porn
actress Sasha Grey in this small feature
about sex and money, set during the
financial meltdown and presidential
election of late 2008. Grey plays an
expensive Manhattan prostitute who,
for $2,000 a night, offers her clientele
the full girlfriend experience.
GIlda
DVD
110 min
1946
DVD 3033
The sinister boss of a South American
casino finds that his right-hand man
Johnny and his sensuous new wife
Gilda already know each other.
Starring Rita Hayworth. (b&w)
Gilles Deleuze From A to Z
DVD
453 min
2007
DVD 4352
3 discs of filmed conversations between
French philosopher Gilles Deleuze and
journalist Claire Parnet,in which each
letter of the alphabet evokes a word
upon which Deleuze expounds.
Gilligan’s Island: The Complete
1st Season
DVD
916 min
1965
DV1133
A sitcom about seven castaways
stranded on an island.
Gimme Shelter
DVD
91 min
1970
DVD 2981
In 1969, the Maysles Brothers followed
the Rolling Stones on their North
American tour, the climax of which was
a free concert for 300,000 fans in
Altamont, California, where the crowd
and security (dubiously provided by
Hell’s Angels bikers) got out of control
and one man was murdered. More
than a performance film, it
encapsulates the end of 1960s
idealism, and the beginning of the
disillusionment of the 1970s.
The Girl
DVD
91 min
2012
DVD 4289
2012 British television film directed by
Julian Jarrold, and produced by the
BBC and HBO Films, starring Sienna
Miller as Tippi Hedren and Toby Jones
as Alfred Hitchcock. It is based on
Donald Spoto’s 2009 book, Spellbound
by Beauty: Alfred Hitchcock and His
Leading Ladies, which discusses
Hitchcock’s relationships to the women
who played leading roles in his films.
The film’s title was inspired by
Hitchcock’s alleged nickname for
Hedren.
The Girl and Her Trust
16MM
14 min
1912
F 269
Dorothy Bernard and Wilfred Lucas in
Biograph production about a brave girl
defending a railroad station against
thieves. (b&w)
The Girl Hunters
DVD
103 min
1963
DVD 649
Mickey Spillane plays his creation,
private eye Mike Hammer, in film
version of his novel. When Hammer’s
secretary goes missing, her boss
battles spies to try to find her. With
Shirley Eaton and Lloyd Nolan. (b&w)
A Girl Like Me: The Gwen
Araujo Story
DVD
DVD 3398
88 min
Girlfriends
VHS
88 min
1978
V 2302 (in storage)
A young woman’s roommate and best
friend moves out of the apartment they
share to get married, forcing her to
adapt to her new-found independence
in New York City. With Melanie Mayron.
Girlfriends
2006
The Girl Who Played With Fire
DVD
129 min
2009
DVD 3055
As computer hacker Lisbeth and
journalist Mikael investigate a sextrafficking ring, Lisbeth is accused of
three murders, causing her to go on the
run while Mikael works to clear her
name. Starring Noomi Rapace
Girl With A Pearl Earing
DVD
120 min
2003
DVD 2502
Adapted from the novel by author Tracy
Chevalier, the film tells a story about
the events surrounding the creation of
the painting "Girl With A Pearl Earring"
by 17th century Dutch master
Johannes Vermeer. With Scarlett
Johansson and Colin Firth.
Girl With Green Eyes
VHS
80 min
1994
V 2329 in storage
Four short films reflecting lesbian life:
"Watching Her Sleep", Barbara Rose
Michels, "Little Women in Transit",
Barbara Heller, "Playing the Part", Mitch
McCabe, and "Carmelita Tropicana:
Your Kunst is Your Waffen", Ela Troyano.
Girlfriends: The First Season
DVD
471 min
2000
DVD 3565
First season of the American comedydrama sitcom that premiered on
September 11, 2000, on UPN. Tracee
Ellis Ross plays Joan, an attorney and
"den mother" of a group of friends living
in Los Angeles.
Girlfriends: The Second Season
DVD
470 min
2001
DVD 3566
Second season of sit-com about a
group of friends living and working in
L.A., with Tracee Ellis Ross,Golden
Brooks,Persia White, and Jill Marie
Jones.
DVD
91 min
1966
DVD 2563
In 1960s Dublin, a young country girl
becomes involved with a much older
man. Screenplay by Edna O’Brien,
from her novel, The Lonely Girl. With
Rita Tushingham, Lyn Redgrave, and
Peter Finch. (b&w)
Girlhood
Girlfight
Girlhood
DVD
100 min
2000
DVD 435
Young woman struggles with a tense
homelife and her own temper till she
finds an outlet in the boxing ring. With
Michelle Rodriguez, Jamie Tirelli, and
Paul Calderon.
135
DVD
112 min
2014
DVD 4415
French drama (French title: Bande de
filles, Gang of Girls) directed by Céline
Sciamma, starring Karidja Touré, is a
coming of age film focusing on
Marieme (Karidja Toure), a girl living
outside Paris.
DVD
82 min
2003
DVD 814
Documentary by Liz Garbus, focusing
on two girls who struggle to make lives
for themselves as they journey through
the Baltimore juvenile justice system.
Special features include director’s
commentary.
The Girls Next Door: Season 2
Glass
The Global Assembly Line
DVD
418 min
2006
DVD 1831
Three of Hugh Hefner’s Playboy
Bunnies - Holly, Bridget, and Kendra star in the second season of this reality
show covering the lives of the
inhabitants of the infamous Playboy
Mansion.
16MM
11 min
1958
F 90
Contrasts hand blowing of glass with
automated methods. A rhythmic jazz
score underscores the counterpoint of
the images in this non-verbal film.
VHS
57 min
1986
V 610
Looks at the lives of people working in
the "free trade zones" of developing
countries and North America, as U.S.
industries close their factories to search
the globe for lower-wage workforces.
Girls on the Move/African
Vibrations
VHS
134 min
1988
V 660
Tennesse William’s play, directed for
the screen by Paul Newman. With
Joanne Woodward, Karen Allen, and
John Malkovich.
DVD
48 min
1999
DVD 584
Two documentary films produced by
The Mirror Project, which works with
youth to create films about their
everyday lives. In "Girls on the Move",
teen producers document their
Dorchester MA neighborhood, and
their family lives. In "African Vibrations"
students at Boston English High
School describe their experiences in
the education system, and as recent
immigrants.
Girls: The Complete First
Season
DVD
300 min
2012
DVD 3667
First season of the HBO television
series, created by and starring Lena
Dunham, Comedy-drama following a
close group of twenty-somethings living
in New York City.
Giulio Cesare
DVD
216 min
2005
DVD 2470
Production of Handel’s opera, featuring
soloists Andreas Scholl, Inger DamJensen, and Michael Maniaci, directed
by Lars Ulrick Mortensen.
Give Me the Banjo
DVD
84 min
2011
DVD 3573
A comprehensive look at a
quintessential American musical
instrument, the banjo, from its African
roots to contemporary jazz and into the
21st century.
Gladiator
DVD
155 min
2003
DVD1217
Russell Crowe stars as a Roman
General named Maximus who
becomes a slave, a gladiator, and
finally defier of the Roman Empire.
With Joaquin Phoenix, Richard Harris,
Derek Jacobi and Oliver Reed in his
final film performance. Academy Award
winner for Best Picture.
Gladiator (Herrington)
DVD
102 min
1992
DVD 884
Chicago teen transfers his streetfighting skills to the boxing ring, where
he confronts not only brutal
opponenets, but a shady promoter, his
gambler father, and a friend he meets
head-on in a potentially devastating
match. With James Marshall and Cuba
Gooding, Jr.
Glass Menagerie
The Glass Menagerie
DVD
105 min
1973
DVD 1485
Katharine Hepburn made her television
debut in this production of Tennessee
Williams’ play. With Sam Waterston,
Michael Moriarty, and Joanna Miles.
Glauber Rocha Collection:
Black God, White Devil
DVD
120 min
1964
DVD 4649
Brazilian film directed and written by
Glauber Rocha, an example of the
Cinema Novo movement, which
addressed the socio-political problems
of 1960s Brazil. Cast includes Othon
Bastos, Maurı́cio do Valle, Yoná
Magalhães, and Geraldo Del Rey, in a
story about an oppressed cowhand who
seeks salvation as a devoted follower
of Sebastian, a black, religious mystic,
and then with Corisco, one of the last,
fierce outlaws battling the landowners.
The Gleaners and I
DVD
82 min
2000
DVD 250
French filmmaker Agnes Varda’s
documentary about rural and urban
"gleaners", those who recycle and make
use of the things society has cast off.
Global Groove: Nam June Paik
and John Godfrey
DVD
DVD3441
28 min
1973
Global Television Politics
Umatic
30 min
1978
V 11 DVD-R copy of Umatic
This Canadian overview of television
broadcasting around the world contains
samples of news, weather and sports
from several countries including Japan,
Britain, Chile, and the Soviet Union. It
also discusses the three major
broadcasting standards and their role
in international politics; and it
demonstrates the use and future
implications of satellites in international
broadcasting.
Globalization and the Media
DVD
22 min
DVD 792
Explores challenges faced by
mainstream media, as globalization of
trade creates conflicts of interest, and
new technologies threaten the
monopoly of big news broadcasting.
Includes interviews with Danny
Schecter, the news dissector, Katharine
Ainger of New Internationalist
magazine, and Chris Cramer, president
of CNN International News.
Gloria: In Her Own Words
DVD
62 min
2011
Recounts her transformation from
journalist to feminist icon.
Glee The Complete First Season
DVD
974 min
2009
DVD 2851
A high-school Spanish teacher
becomes the director of the school’s
Glee club, hoping to restore it to its
former glory.
Glen or Glenda?
DVD
68 min
1953
DVD 67
Bela Lugosi, Dolores Fuller, and Ed
Wood, Jr. in docudrama about a man
who "loved women so much, he dared
to dress like one!" (b&w)
Glengarry GlenRoss
DVD
100 min
1992
DV1120
Film verison of David Mamet’s play
about the world of real estate. With Al
Pacino, Jack Lemmon, and Alec
Baldwin
136
Gloria Naylor: A Conversation
VHS
21 min
1992
V 1056 (In Storage)
(In Black and White). Profile of the
author of "The Women of Brewster
Place", "Linden Hills", and "Mama
Day", featuring excerpts from her work.
Glory
DVD
124 min
1989
DVD 3703
The story of the 54th Massachusetts
Volunteer Infantry, the first formal unit
of the US Army to be made up entirely
of African American men, as told from
the point of view of Colonel Robert
Gould Shaw, its white commanding
officer during the American Civil War.
With Matthew Broderick, Denzel
Washington, Cary Elwes and Morgan
Freeman.
Go
The Godfather
The Goebbels Experiment
DVD
103 min
1999
DVD 4231
1999 crime comedy written by John
August and directed by Doug Liman,
with three intertwining plots involving
three different people who all work
together in the same supermarket over
the 24 hour period leading up to
Christmas. Featuring William Fichtner,
Katie Holmes, Jay Mohr, Sarah Polley,
and Scott Wolf.
DVD
175 min
1972
DVD 767
Francis Ford Coppola’s epic about the
Corleone family, with Marlon Brando as
the patriarch, and Al Pacino as the son
who takes over the family crime
business. With James Caan, Richard
Castellano, Robert Duvall, and Talia
Shire.
DVD
107 min
2004
DVD 3736
Documentary featuring readings from
Joseph Goebbels’ journals and rare
clips from German film and television
archives. Narrated by Kenneth
Branagh.
The Godfather
VHS
51 min
V 1851 in storage
Portrait of Josef Goebbels, Nazi
Minister of Propaganda, who pioneered
many persuasive techniques used by
the media today. Discusses his
creation of the Fuhrer myth, his
organization of mass spectacles, and
his use of film to produce entertainment
that furthered the Nazi movement.
Go Fish
DVD
88 min
1994
DVD 702
A friend plays matchmaker to bring
together two very different women–a
beautiful, outgoing writer, and an
extremely shy, older woman. With
Guinevere Turner and V.S. Brodie.
(b&w)
Go Tell It on the Mountain
VHS
97 min
1985
V 1173 in storage
Adaptation of James Baldwin’s coming
of age novel. With Paul Winfield, Alfre
Woodard, and Olivia Cole.
Go Tell the Spartans
DVD
114 min
1978
DVD 3663
1978 American war film based on
Daniel Ford’s 1967 novel Incident at
Muc Wa, about U.S. Army military
advisors during the early part of the
Vietnam War in 1964. With Burt
Lancaster.
Go Tell the Spartans
VHS
114 min
1978
V 1870
Vietnam War drama set in 1964. Burt
Lancaster as major in command of a
grubby Vietnam outpost. With Craig
Wasson and Marc Singer.
Go West
DVD
69 min
1925
DVD 908, DVD 1114
Buster Keaton as a would-be cowboy
named Friendless, in a comedy with an
uncharacteristic element of pathos.
Also on this DVD: The Scarecrow
(1920, 19 min.), and The Paleface
(1921, 20 min.) (b&w)
VHS
171 min
1987
V 347A-B in storage
The epic portrayal of the Corleone
family, based on the novel by Mario
Puzo. With Al Pacino and Marlon
Brando.
Godfather Part II, Godfather Part
III
DVD
DVD 447
"The Godfather, Part II" (1974), and
"The Godfather, Part III" (1990), plus
three hours of bonus materials.
Gods and Goddesses
DVD
100 min
2006
DVD 1728
This History Channel program delves
deep into the stories of the Greek
Olympian pantheon. In addition to
thoroughly exploring the myths and
traditions, GODS AND GODDESSES
visits archeological sites, interviews
experts and speculates on the
relevancy and continually changing
perspective on the Greek myths.
Gods and Monsters
DVD
106 min
1998
DVD 28
Speculative biodrama about the later
years of James Whale, director of
"Frankenstein" and "Bride of
"Frankenstein". With Ian McKellen,
Brendan Fraser, and Lynn Redgrave.
The Gods Must Be Crazy
VHS
109 min
1987
V 468 in storage
A discarded Coke bottle leads an
African bushman to an encounter with
the twentieth century. With Xao and
Martius Weyers.
The Goat
Godzilla, King of the Monsters
16MM
20 min
1921
F 219
Buster Keaton 2 reel short. (b&w)
Laser Disc
80 min
1956
L 19
Radioactive, fire-breathing monster
attacks Tokyo. With Raymond Burr,
Takashi Shimura, and Momoko Kochi.
(b&w)
God Grew Tired of Us
DVD
DVD 3396
90 min
2006
Godzilla Meets Mona Lisa
God in America
DVD
360 min
2010
DVD 3011
ABC miniseries about how religious
faith has shaped America.
VHS
57 min
V 536 in storage
A tongue in cheek guide to France’s
Pompidou Center, and the museum
going experience.
137
Goebbels: Master of
Propaganda
Gogol: Diary of a Madman
VHS
27 min
1964
V02347 in storage
An adaptation of the off-Broadway
production of the celebrated story by
Nicolai gogol (1809-1852), about a
clerk’s disintegration into complete
madness. Performed by actor and
drama teacher William Hickey. (b&w)
Going to School With Dad On
My Back
DVD
90 min
1998
DVD1215
In a poor, rural village, a father must
decide which of his two children will be
able to attend school. With the spin of
a spoon, the younger brother wins the
right to an education. Going to school,
he finds new worlds opening to him,
but with them comes distance from his
family members and others.
Gold Diggers of 1933
VHS
96 min
1933
V 1775 in storage
Dick Powell and Ruby Keeler as two
young hopefuls struggling to make it on
Broadway. Directed by Mervyn LeRoy,
with dance direction by Busby
Berkeley. (b&w)
Gold Diggers of 1933
DVD
98 min
1933
DVD1254
Dick Powell and Ruby Keeler star as
two young hopefuls struggling to make
it on Broadway. Directed by Mervyn
LeRoy, with dance direction by Busby
Berkeley. (b&w)
Gold Diggers of 1935
DVD
95 min
1934
DVD 1257, DVD 1184
Busby Berkeley musical featuring Dick
Powell, Adolphe Menjou, Glora Stuart,
and Alice Brady. Notable for its
precision dance numbers, including
"Lullaby of Broadway." (b&w)
The Gold Rush
DVD
DVD 3460
88 min
1925
The Gold Rush
The Golden Coach
Good Morning, Vietnam
16MM
1925
F6
Chaplin plays a prospector in the
Alaska Gold Rush who must struggle
against the elements and his fellow
prospectors.
VHS
103 min
1952
V 1675 in storage
Anna Magnani plays the star of a
commedia dell’arte troupe touring
colonial Peru in the early 18th century.
Restored original version, in English.
With an introduction by Martin
Scorsese.
DVD
121 min
1987
DVD 75
Nonconformist Army deejay is sent to
Vietnam for an early A.M. radio show.
With Robin Williams.
The Gold Rush
VHS
88 min
1925
V 3396 (in storage)
Chaplin’s silent comedy classic, with
Mack Swain and Georgia Hale. (b&w)
The Golden Age of Television
DVD
485 min
2009
DVD 2445, DVD 4874
Collection of some of the hugely
popular live American television plays
of the 1950s, including "Marty",
"Patterns", "No Time for Sergeants," "A
Wind from the South", "Bang the Drum
Slowly", "Requiem for a Heavyweight",
"The Comedian", and "Days of Wine
and Roses." The award-winning
programs were curated for PBS in the
early 1980s as the series The Golden
Age of Television, and include
recollections from key cast and crew
members, including John
Frankenheimer, Andy Griffith, Julie
Harris, Piper Laurie, and Rod Steiger.
Goldfinger
DVD
110 min
1964
DVD 295
Special agent 007 tries to prevent the
destruction of Fort Knox and save the
world’s economy. With Sean Connery
and Honor Blackman.
Golub
VHS
56 min
1988
V 3076 in storage
Documentary about the creation of one
of artist Leon Golub’s works, White
Squad X. Combines scenes of Golub at
work with archival footage, interviews
with museum-goers, and TV news.
Gone with the Wind
DVD
220 min
1939
DVD 2878
David O. Selznick’s film version of
Margaret Mitchell’s 1936 novel. With
Vivien Leigh, Leslie Howard, and Clark
Gable. Two-disc special edition
includes documentaries and art cards.
The Golden Age of TV Drama
Gone with the Wind
DVD
714 min
DVD 3583
5 DVD set includes 16 rare TV dramas
from 1951-1960: "Bang the Drum
Slowly" (1956. Paul Newman), "The
Comedian" (1957. Mickey Rooney, Mel
Torme), "Playmates" (1952. Natalie
Wood), "The Bells of Cockaigne"
(1953. James Dean), "The Wild
Bunch" (1955. Natalie Wood), "Fight
for the Title" (1957. Michael Landon),
"Full Circle" (1955. Joanne Woodward,
David Niven.) "Death of Manolete"
(1957. Jack Palance, Suzy Parker),
"Woman’s Work" (1956. Walter
Brennan, James Best), "Man Against
Crime" (1952. Ralph Bellamy), "Hill
Number One" (1951. James Dean,
Roddy McDowall), "I Beheld His Glory"
(1953. George Macready), "Letter to
Loretta" (1953. Loretta Young),
"Treasure Island" (1960, Boris Karloff,
Hugh Griffith), "Summer of Decision"
(1959. Suzanne Pleshette), and "For
the Defense" (1954. Edward G.
Robinson, John Hoyt.)
VHS
52 min
1990
V 955 (OS)
Clark Gable, Vivien Leigh, Olivia de
Havilland, and Leslie Howard in the film
version of Margaret Mitchell’s novel.
The Golden Bowl
DVD
131 min
2000
DVD 1044
A Merchant-Ivory production of the
Henry James novel. Kate Beckinsale,
James Fox, Nick Nolte, Jeremy
Northam, and Uma Thurman star in
this drama of love and adultery.
Good Night, and Good Luck.
DVD
93 min
2005
DVD 1494
George Clooney’s black-and-white
homage to pioneering broadcast
journalist Edward R. Murrow, focusing
on the period of the Joseph McCarthy
Communist witch-hunt. With Robert
Downey,Jr, Patricia Clarkson, and
Frank Langella. (b&w)
The Good, the Bad, and the
Ugly
DVD
161 min
1967
DVD 506
The final chapter in Sergio Leone’s
"Man With No Name" trilogy. Three
gunmen form an uneasy alliance to find
a hidden fortune. With Clint Eastwood,
Lee Van Cleef, and Eli Wallach.
The Good The Bad The Weird
DVD
130 min
2008
DVD 3410
South Korean Western film, directed by
Kim Ji-woon, starring Song Kang-ho,
Lee Byung-hun, and Jung Woo-sung.
The story of two outlaws and a bounty
hunter in 1940s Manchuria and their
rivalry to possess a treasure map while
being pursued by the Japanese army
and Chinese bandits.
The Good Wife: Season One
DVD
90 min
1969
DVD 4074
Robert Mitchum, George Kennedy, and
David Carradine in a Western about
the last days of the old West.
DVD
990 min
2009
DVD 3207
The series focuses on Alicia Florrick
(Julianna Margulies), whose husband
Peter Florrick (Chris Noth), a former
Cook County state’s attorney, has been
jailed following a very public sex and
corruption scandal.
Good Hair
Good Will Hunting
The Good Guys and the Bad
Guys
DVD
95 min
2009
DVD 2586
Documentary on the cultural aspects of
African American hair. Hosted by Chris
Rock, who visits hair salons, scientific
laboratories, and Indian temples to
explore the way black hairstyles impact
the activities, pocketbooks, sexual
relationships, and self-esteem of black
people. Celebrities such as Ice-T,
Kerry Washington, Nia Long, Paul
Mooney, Raven Symoné, Maya
Angelou, and Reverend Al Sharpton
offer stories and observations.
Good Morning
DVD
93 min
1959
DVD 3270
Two boys go into a silence strike to
pressurize their parents into buying
them a TV set.
138
DVD
126 min
1997
DVD 10
Matt Damon as working class genius,
with Robin Williams as the psychologist
who tries to help him. Special features:
Audio commentary by director Gus Van
Sant, and actors Matt Damon and Ben
Affleck; 10 deleted scenes with audio
commentary; production featurette;
theatrical trailer; "Miss Misery" music
video.
A Good Woman
DVD
93 min
2004
DVD 1927
While retaining her secret identity, the
illustrious Mrs. Erlynne (Hunt) saves
Lady Windemere (Johansson) from
making a grand social faux-pas with the
scoundrelly Lord Darlington (Moore).
The Good Woman of Bangkok
Google Print Debate
Goya’s Ghosts
VHS
82 min
1995
V 2212 in storage
Study of a Thai prostitute and the
development of the relationship
between her and the filmmaker, Dennis
O’Rourke.
DVD
105 min
2005
DVD 991
Panel discussion titled "Gutenberg
Meets Google: The Debate About
Google Print", held November 18,
2005, in Washington D.C. Moderated
by Solveig Singleton, Director of the
Cato Institute, the panel included
attorneys and experts on intellectual
policy issues. Topics included issues of
copyright policy and fair use raised by
the Google Print for Libraries project.
DVD
114 min
2006
DVD 3061
Set during the Spanish Inquisition, the
beautiful muse of famed painter
Francisco Goya is imprisoned for
heresy. Starring Stellan Skarsgard,
Natalie Portman and Javier Bardem.
Colour of Freedom
DVD
140 min
2007
DVD 3478
Adaptation of the memoirs of James
Gregory, a South African prison guard
whose racist views change after
friendship develops between Nelson
Mandela and himself.
Goodbye, Columbus
DVD
101 min
1969
DVD 2179
Bittersweet comedy about sexual
politics and spiritual values, featuring
Richard Benjamin as a discontented
Bronx librarian, and Ali MacGraw as a
pampered Westchester college girl, in
their first starring roles. Based on the
novella by Philip Roth. Soundtrack
features The Association.
The Goodbye Girl
DVD
110 min
1977
DVD 2231
Richard Dreyfuss won an Oscar for his
role as an out-of-work actor in this Neil
Simon comedy. Marsha Mason plays
his reluctant roommate, and Quinn
Cummings plays her daughter.
Goodbye Lenin!
DVD
121 min
2003
Alex’s deeply socialist mother has a
heart attack and falls into a deep coma
after seeing her son arrested during a
street protest against the German
Democratic Republic. Drastic changes
occur during her sleep as the wall
comes down, the GDR falls and
capitalism enters Berlin. When his
mother wakes up, Alex frantically tries
to keep the changes secret, knowing
the shocking truth may send her back
into a coma. Featuring performances
from Daniel Bruhl, Katrin Sass, Maria
Simon and Chulpan Khamatova. In
German with English subtitles.
Gorbachev and the Fall of the
Soviet Union
VHS
55 min
1991
V 3200
Traces Gorbachev’s political career,
and issues and events that occurred
during his time in power, including
Glastnost, perestroika, regional unrest
in the Soviet Union, and its ultimate
dissolution.
Goree: Door of No Return
VHS
30 min
1991
V 2105 in storage
Documentary on the history of the slave
trade, focusing on this city in Senegal.
Gorillas in the Mist
DVD
130 min
1988
DVD 485
Based on the biography of
anthropologist Dian Fossey, who
studied and advocated for the gorillas
of Central Africa. With Sigourney
Weaver and Bryan Brown. Directed by
Michael Apted.
Gosford Park
DVD
138 min
2001
DVD 1962
As a hunting party gathers at a country
estate, no one is aware that before the
weekend is over, someone will be
murdered - twice! The police are
baffled but the all-seeing, all-hearing
servants know that almost everyone
had a motive.
THe Gospel at Colonus
GoodFellas
DVD
146 min
1990
DVD 3046
Based on the true story of mobster
Henry Hill and his cohorts who worked
their way up the mafia chain in New
York. Starring Robert De Niro, Ray
Liotta and Joe Pesci.
Goodyear TV Playhouse: Marty
VHS
51 min
V 152
The play "Marty" by Paddy Chayefsky
is dramatized featuring Rod Steiger,
Nancy Marchand, and Betsy Palmer.
(b&w)
DVD
90 min
1985
DVD 2816
A filmed version of a retelling of
Sophocles’ tragedy "Oedipus at
Colonus," through the medium of
modern gospel.
Gospel Hill
DVD
DVD 2784
A former sheriff of the southern town
dealing with past sins, and a former
civil rights worker, withdrawn since the
martyrdom of his brother thirty years
before, confront a threat to their town.
139
The Graduate
DVD
105 min
1967
DVD 1619
Dustin Hoffman plays a college grad
who has an affair with a neighbor’s
wife. Director Mike Nichols adapted the
novel by Charles Webb to exploit
sixties themes of alienation and the
generation gap. With Katherine Ross
and Anne Bancroft. Soundtrack by
Simon and Garfunkel.
The Graduate
VHS
106 min
1980
V 42 (In Storage)
Dustin Hoffman plays college grad who
has an affair with a neighbor’s wife.
Director Mike Nichols adapted the
novel by Charles Webb to exploit
sixties themes of alienation and the
generation gap. With Katherine Ross
and Anne Bancroft. Soundtrack by
Simon and Garfunkel.
Gran Torino
DVD
116 min
2008
DVD2299
Disgruntled Korean War vet Walt
Kowalski sets out to reform his
neighbor, a young Hmong teenager,
who tried to steal Kowalski’s prized
possession: his 1972 Gran Torino.
Grand Canyon
VHS
134 min
1991
V 1344 in storage
Two men from different walks of life
meet and become friends. Their
relationship sets off a chain of events
with far-reaching results. With Steve
Martin, Danny Glover, Kevin Kline,
Mary McDonnell, Mary-Louise Parker,
and Alfre Woodard.
Grand Hotel
DVD
112 min
1932
DVD 2262
Classic MGM all-star epic featuring
Greta Garbo as a world-weary ballerina,
John Barrymore as an elegant but
broke aristocrat, Lionel Barrymore as a
dying clerk, Joan Crawford as a
stenographer, and Wallace Beery as a
ruthless tycoon. Art direction by Cedric
Gibbons, costumes by Adrian. (b&w)
Grand Illusion
DVD
114 min
1938
DVD 1128
Criterion special edition of Renoir’s
antiwar masterpiece, in a newly
restored digital transfer, created from
the long-lost camera negative. Extras
include new English subtitle translation,
restoration demo, and archival radio
presentation of Renoir and Erich von
Stroheim’s acceptance of the 1938
New York Film Critics Awards. (b&w)
Grand Illusion
Gravity
The Great Beauty
16MM
1937
F 174
Renoir’s film about values, class
alliances, and nationalism, played out
in a World War I prison camp.
DVD
91 min
2013
DVD 4313
Science fiction thriller directed, cowritten, and produced by Alfonso
Cuaron, starring Sandra Bullock and
George Clooney as astronauts
stranded in space.
DVD
142 min
2013
DVD 3996
Portrait of journalist Jep Gambardella,
who once wrote a famous novel in his
twenties, only to retire into a
comfortable life writing cultural columns
and throwing parties in Rome. After his
65th birthday party, he walks through
the ruins and city streets, reflecting on
his life. With Toni Servillo. Criterion
edition includes essay by Phillip Lopate
and interviews with Servillo and
screenwriter Umberto Contarello.
Grand Illusion: Le Grande
Illusion
VHS
111 min
1980
V 67 (in storage)
Renoir’s film about values, class
alliances, and nationalism, played out
in a World War I prison camp. (b&w)
Grand Theater: A Tale of Beirut
16MM
28 min
1999
F 270
Documentary on the political strife in
Lebanon, focused on an old theater in
Beirut, where soldiers, actors, and
civilians meet, and the distinctions
between theater and reality become
blurred.
Granito: How to Nail a Dictator
DVD
104 min
2011
DVD 3607
In January, 2012, a Guatemalan court
charged former dictator Efraı́n Rios
Montt with genocide for his brutal war
against the country’s Mayan people in
the 1980s. Filmmaker Pamela Yates’
1983 documentary, When the
Mountains Tremble, provided key
evidence for bringing the indictment.
Her 2011 film, Granito: How to Nail a
Dictator tells the extraordinary story of
how a film, aiding a new generation of
human rights activists, became a
granito – a tiny grain of sand – that
helped tip the scales of justice.
Grapefruit
VHS
40 min
1989
DVD 3813,V 3118 in storage
Cecilia Dougherty’s romanticized
version of the Beatles story casts
women in key roles.
The Grapes of Wrath
VHS
129 min
1984
V 150
Based on Steinbeck’s novel about
migrant workers during the Great
Depression. Henry Fonda plays Tom
Joad, whose family makes the difficult
journey from Oklahoma to California.
(b&w)
The Grateful Dead Movie
DVD
307 min
1977
DVD 2948
The Grateful Dead movie, footage shot
during an October 1974 series of
concerts live at Winterland, is as much
about the fans, the sound crew, the
"wall of sound" PA, and promoter Bill
Graham as about the band. This 2 disc
set includes the original film,
commentary with the film editors, and
more concert footage.
Gravity Is My Enemy
VHS
26 min
1978
V 506 in storage
The story of Mark Hicks, a quadriplegic
paralyzed from the neck down after a
fall from a tree at the age of twelve.
Shows him at home with his family, at
the University of California at Los
Angeles as an art student, and at an
art gallery exhibiting his work.
Gray’s Anatomy
DVD
DVD 3413
80 min
1996
Grbavica: The Land of My
Dreams
DVD
107 min
2006
DVD 4653
2006 film by Jasmila Zbani&#263;
about the lives of a single mother and
her young daughter in contemporary
Sarajevo in the aftermath of systematic
rapes of Bosniak women by Chetniks’
troops during the Yugoslav wars in the
1990s. With Mirjana Karanovi&#263;
and Luna Mijovi&#263;. Bosnian
dialogue, English subtitles.
Grease
DVD
110 min
1978
DVD 3149
Good girl Sandy and greaser Danny fell
in love over the summer. But when they
unexpectedly discover they’re now in
the same high school, will they be able
to rekindle their romance? Starring
Olivia Newton John and John Travolta.
Grease 2
DVD
115 min
1982
DVD 3150
An English student at a 1960’s
American high school has to prove
himself to the leader of a girls’ gang
whose members can only date
greasers. Starring Maxwell Caulfield
and Michelle Pfieffer
Great African Films- Tasuma
and Sia, The Dream of the
Python
DVD
180 min
2001
DVD 2872
Includes Tasuma: The Fighter and Sia:
The Dream of the Python
The Great Air Race of 1924
VHS
58 min
1990
V 710 in storage
(American Experience). An account of
the round-the-world flight of four U.S.
Army biplanes, an adventure that
signaled the dawn of modern aviation.
(b&w)
140
A Great Day in Harlem
DVD
DVD 3466
60 min
1994
The Great Debators
DVD
124 min
2007
DVD 1984
Inspired by a true story, Denzel
Washington stars as a brilliant but
politically radical debate team coach
who uses the power of words to
transform a group of underdog African
American college students into an
historical powerhouse that took on the
Harvard elite.
The Great Escape
VHS
172 min
1986
DVD 4207, V 971 in storage
Steve McQueen, James Garner, and
Richard Attenborough are featured in
this story of a mass escape from a
German prison camp. Based on the
novel "The Great Escape" by Paul
Brickhill.
Great Expectations
DVD
118 min
1946
DVD 1753
The story of a young man whose moral
progress is shaped by two crucial
childhood experiences: the traumatic
encounter with Magwitch, an escaped
convict, and his association with the
eccentric Miss Havisham and her
protegée Estella. Directed by David
Lean. (b&w)
The Great Gatsby
VHS
146 min
1981
V 417 in storage
Adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s novel
of the idle rich during the 1920’s. With
Mia Farrow, Robert Redford, and Bruce
Dern.
The Great Hamlets
DVD
57 min
2005
DVD 1824
Trevor Nunn probes the underlying
dynamics of Hamlet, examining the
pgical dynamics of the character.
Great Italian Directors
Collection
Great TV News Stories:
Kennedy Vs. Nixon
DVD
393 min
DVD 4786
Three films by great Italian directors:
Story of a love affair/ Cronaca di un
amore (1950, 98 min.) screenplay by
Silvio Giovaninetti ; directed by
Michelangelo Antonioni. Boccaccio ’70
(1962, 204 min.) / produced by Antonio
Cervi, Carlo Ponti ; directed by Federico
Fellini, Luchino Viscotti, Vittorio De
Sica, and Mario Monicelli Casanova ’70
(1966, 115 min.) / produced by Carlo
Ponti ; story and screenplay by Age;
directed by Mario Monicelli.
VHS
60 min
1989
V 768
The Presidential candidates of 1960
square off in a series of debates that
were a decisive factor in the election of
1960. Excerpts from the debates, with
introductory information.
The Great McGinty
VHS
82 min
1940
V 2127 in storage
Preston Sturges’ directorial debut, a
satirical comedy featuring Brian
Donlevy as a Depression-era bum who
becomes a state governor. (b&w)
The Great Northfield Minnesota
Raid
VHS
91 min
1972
V 2209 in storage
Story of the James’ gang’s attempt to
rob the biggest bank west of the
Mississippi. Directed by Philip
Kaufman. With Cliff Robertson and
Robert Duvall.
The Great Santini
DVD
DVD 3399
116 min
1979
Great Speeches, Volume 2
VHS
110 min
1986
V 693B
Video footage of the following
speeches: Winston Churchill, "Some
Chicken," (10 min); Adlai Stevenson,
"Cuban Missile Crisis" (23 min.)
Barbara Jordan, "Impeachment/
Constitution speech" (15 min.); Richard
Nixon, "Checkers", 25 min; Golda Meir,
"UN Peace in the Middle East" (25
min.) (b&w)
Great Speeches, Volume 3
VHS
120 min
1987
V 693C
Five speeches, with introductions by
Edward Roehling: Jesse Jackson,
"Rainbow Coalition" (44 min.); Richard
Nixon, "Presidential Resignation",
(15min.); Geraldine Ferraro, "VicePresidential Acceptance" (21 min.);
Dwight D. Eisenhower, "Atoms for
Peace" (25 min); Jeanne Kirkpatrick,
"UN KAL 007 Disaster" (10 min.)
(b&w)
The Great Train Robbery
16MM
15 min
1961
F 72
One of the most influential of the silent
narrative films. Fourteen continuous
scenes tell the story of a train hold-up,
and the pursuit of the bandits. This
version is color-tinted. (b&w)
The Green Wall
VHS
110 min
1990
V 869
A Peruvian family tries to survive in the
rain forest, struggling with both the
environment and government
bureaucracy. With Julio Aleman and
Sandra Riva.
Green Wing
The Greatest Movie Ever Sold
DVD
DVD 3264
DVD
DVD3197
The Greenbergs of California
87 min
2011
Green Acres: The Complete
First Season
DVD
780 min
DV4018
Complete first season of the CBS
sitcom starring Eddie Albert and Eva
Gabor as a couple who move from New
York City to a country farm. Theme
music by Vic Mizzy.
Green Acres: The Complete
Second Season
DVD
754 min
1966
DVD 4019
Second season of the sitcom starring
Eddie Albert and Eva Gabor as a city
couple who move to a farm.
Green Acres; The Complete
Third Season
DVD
761 min
1967
DVD 4020
Third season in the comedy sitcom
about a big city couple who move to a
farm in the country. Starring Eva Gabor
and Eddie Albert.
Green Acres, Volume I
VHS
75 min
V 2039 (in storage)
The first three episodes of the 1960’s
TV comedy featuring Eddie Albert as an
attorney who moves to the country with
his socialite wife, played by Eva Gabor:
"Oliver Buys a Farm", "Lisa’s First Day
on the Farm", and "The Decorator.".
The Green Berets
DVD
142 min
1968
DVD 352
First major Hollywood feature about
Vietnam, with John Wayne as the
leader of a Special Forces unit.
Green Fields: Peretz Hirshbein’s
Grine Felder
VHS
95 min
1989
V 966 (In Storage)
Adaptation of Peretz Hirschbein’s story
about a Jewish student who leaves the
yeshiva to search for authentic Judaism,
and is taken in by a family of Jewish
peasants. With Michael Goldstein and
Herschel Bernardi. (b&w)
141
999 min
2004
VHS
56 min
V 828 in storage
Studies an affluent Jewish-American
family living in a San Francisco suburb,
where the perfect marriage has failed.
The two children express their feelings
about living with separated parents and
the parents discuss living as singles.
Gregory Crewdson: Brief
Encounters
DVD
77 min
2012
DVD 3876
Documentary on photographer
Gregory Crewdson, produced and
directed by Ben Shapiro, about
Crewdson’s lengthy creative process,
during which he invents, designs, and
sets up his images. Includes interviews
with Russell Banks and Rick Moody.
Gregory’s Girl
DVD
91 min
1981
DVD 1689
High school soccer player Gregory is
bumped from his position on the soccer
team by a girl. However, his anger
turns to frustration when he realizes
that he’s not only jealous of his
replacement he’s also in love with her.
Grey Gardens
DVD
94 min
1976
DVD 2395
Grey Gardens; The Beales of Grey
Gardens
Grief
DVD
1994
DVD 1224
Alexis Arquette and Craig Chester in
comedy set behind the scenes of a
soap opera.
Griffith Masterworks 2:
Abraham Lincoln + The Struggle
DVD
93 min
1930
DVD 3321
Two of DW Griffith’s sound features,
Abraham Lincoln and The Struggle.
Starring William Huston. (b&w)
Griffith Masterworks 2: Way
Down East
DVD
149 min
1920
DVD 3320
A naive country girl is tricked into a
sham marriage by a wealthy
womanizer, then must rebuild her life
despite the taint of having borne a child
out of wedlock. Starring Lillian Gish
Griffith Masterworks:
Intolerance
DVD
197 min
1916
DVD 3323
The story of a poor young woman,
separated by prejudice from her
husband and baby, is interwoven with
tales of intolerance from throughout
history. Starring Lillian Gish
The Grifters
VHS
114 min
1991
V 1145 in storage
Based on the novel by Jim Thompson.
Annette Bening, John Cusack, and
Anjelica Huston play three con artists.
Grizzly Man
DVD
104 min
2005
Werner Herzog’s documentary focuses
on the figure of Timothy Treadwell, an
outdoorsman, author, and self-styled
defender of Alaskan grizzly bears
utilizing both Treadwell’s own video
footage, interviews, and narration and
newly-shot footage from Herzog.
Gross Topography of the Brain:
Lateral and Inferior Surfaces
VHS
30 min
1987
V 960A (In Storage)
Describes the lobes found on the
lateral and inferior surfaces of the
cranial hemispheres, particularly the
gyri and sulci. Correlates structural
entities with major functions. Describes
the anterior surface of the brain stem,
cranial nerves, and cerebellum.
Includes definitions, terminology, major
landmarks.
Gross Topography of the Brain:
Medial Surface
VHS
34 min
1987
V 960B (In Storage)
Describes the medial surface of the
cerebral hemisphere, brain stem, and
cerebellum. Examines the posterior
surface of the brain stem and correlates
cerebral structures with major
functions. Places special emphasis on
the location and terminology used to
designate the components of the
corpus callosum and fornix.
Groundhog Day
DVD
101 min
1993
DVD98
A weatherman gets caught in a time
warp on the worst day of his life.
GroupThink
DVD
22 min
1991
DVD 2091
Decision-making training video that
addresses the underlying psychological
pressures that can make or break a
successful decision. Using footage
from the ABC-TV movie, Challenger,
based on the Rogers Commission
investigation into the space shuttle
tragedy, "Groupthink" looks at how
defective group decisions can be
spotted, as well as offering strategies
for countering such decisions.
Accompanied by Leader’s Guide.
Growing Up Female
The Guild: Season One & Two
16MM
60 min
1971
F 39
Describes the socialization of the
American woman through a personal
look into the lives of six females
ranging in age from 4 to 35. Shows the
action of such forces as parents,
teachers, guidance counselors, the
media, pop music, and the institution of
marriage. (b&w)
DVD
140 min
2007
2486
Online sitcom about the lives of an
online guild "The Knights of Good", told
in webisodes 3-8 minutes long. The
show follows the life of Codex,(played
by series writer Felicia Day), the healer
of The Knights of Good, who attempts
to lead a normal life after one of her
guildmates shows up on her doorstep.
The Guard from Underground
The Guild: Season Three
DVD
81 min
1992
DVD 2950
Kiyoshi Kurosawa (Pulse) pays
homage to American slasher movies of
the 1980s in this early horror outing
about trading company workers who
are hunted by a psychotic security
guard. With Ren Osugi and Yutaka
Matsushige. In Japanese with English
subtitles.
Guilty By Suspicion
Guelwaar
DVD
115 min
1992
DVD 2934
Ousmane Sembene’s story about
political activist Guelwaar ("the noble
one"), who dies mysteriously, right after
a mesmerizing opening speech.
Misidentified and buried in a Muslim
cemetery, although he was a Catholic,
his family’s disinterment plans run into
obstacles, including red tape, family
disputes, and religious turf wars.
Guelwaar
VHS
115 min
1993
V 2135 in storage
Ousmane Sembene’s satirical drama
about the mysterious death of a
Christian patriarch and his accidental
burial in a Muslim cemetery.
Guerilla Girls: What Follows...
DVD
96 min
2009
DVD 2952
All 12 episodes from the third season
of the web comedy, in which the Guild
encounter the Axis of Anarchy, a rival
Guild. Extras include Tips for Making a
Web Video, a Halloween video, audio
commentary and more.
DVD
105 min
1990
DVD 2822
Robert De Niro plays David Merrill,
who is called to testify before the HUAC
against his suspected Communist
friends.
Guimba
DVD
93 min
1995
DVD 3125
Set in the mythical kingdom of ancient
Mali, Guimba tells the story of a despot
who uses his dark magical powers to
rules his kingdom.
Guimba the Tyrant
VHS
94 min
1995
V 1459 in storage
A retelling of the legend of the downfall
of an unreasonable leader, presented
as an allegory of modern African
politics. In Bambara and Peul, with
English subtitles.
DVD
37:50 min
1989
DVD 3659
Guerilla Girls are artist activists who
have dedicated themselves to
informing the public of the gender and
racial inequalities that persists in the
art world. Dressed in gorilla masks,
they discuss their postering activities
and their collaborative projects.
Gummo
Guerrilla TV
DVD
87 min
1949
DVD 2901
A film-noir about a bank-robbing couple
that is a forerunner to Bonnie and
Clyde. (b&w)
VHS
52 min
2000
V 3216 (In Storage)
A look at small, activist television
organizations, and the alternative
messages they offer in contrast to the
corporate entities that control much of
the media.
Guggenheim Museum Bilbao
VHS
33 min
V 2147 (In Storage)
Architect Frank Gehry discusses his
design approach to this museum, built
in the Basque country of northern
Spain, as well as the architectural
evolution of the building, from sketches
to the completed project.
142
DVD
95 min
1997
DVD 129
Harmony Korine (screenwriter of Kids)
presents dreamlike and disturbing
images of life in small-town America in
the aftermath of a disaster. With Max
Perlich and Chloe Sevigny.
Gun Crazy
The Gunfighter
VHS
85 min
1950
V 2214 in storage
Gregory Peck as a weary gunslinger
longing to retire to domestic life, but
pursued by young gunners who want to
try to beat him to the draw. With Helen
Westcott, Millard Mitchell, and Jean
Parker. (b&w)
Gunless
DVD
DVD 3475
89 min
2010
Guns of Navarone, The
The Guy Maddin Collection
La Haine
VHS
157 min
1961
DVD 4528
Gregory Peck, Anthony Quinn, and
David Niven as Allied saboteurs
assigned an impossible mission–
infiltrate a Nazi-held island to destroy
the long-range field guns that prevent
the rescue of trapped British soldiers.
Adapted by Carl Foreman from Alistair
MacLean’s best-selling novel of the
same name.
DVD
187 min
DVD 499
Two-disc collection featuring three
works by Canadian filmmaker Guy
Maddin: "Twilight of the Ice Nymphs"
(92 min.), with Shelley Duvall, Frank
Gorshin, and Alice Krige; "Archangel",
(83 min.), with Kyle McCulloch; and
"The Heart of the World", (6 min.), with
Leslie Bais and Caelum Vatnsdal.
Gunsmoke: Sins of the Father/
Last Fling
DVD
97 min
1995
DVD 1649
Winner of Best Director at the 1995
Cannes Film Festival, Mathieu
Kassovitz’s black-and-white drama
provides a look at the violence,
unemployment, and racial hatred that
divide the young of contemporary
France. Set in a suburb of Paris over
the course of 24 hours, the film
includes Vincent Cassel, Hubert
Kounde, and Said Taghmaoui. In
French with English subtitles. (b&w)
Guys and Dolls
VHS
52 min
1957
V 2005
Two episodes from TV’s first "adult
Western" series. "Sins of the Father"
features Angie Dickinson as a Native
American discriminated against in
Dodge City. In "Last Fling", Kitty is
accused of murder. With James
Arness, Dennis Weaver, and Amanda
Blake. (b&w)
Gunsmoke The Second Season
volume 1 & 2
DVD
526 min
DVD 4042
CBS western television series
developed by Charles Marquis Warren
and based on the radio program of the
same name. With James Arness as
Marshal Matt Dillon, and Amanda
Blake as Miss Kitty. (b&w)
Gut Renovation
DVD
81 min
2012
DVD 3995
Su Friedrich’s personal essay film
charting the destruction of
Williamsburg, Brooklyn. After living in
the neighborhood for 20 years, the
filmmaker was one of many who were
forced out after the city passed a
rezoning plan allowing developers to
build luxury condos where there were
once thriving industries, working-class
families, and artists. Filmed over the
course of many years, "Gut
Renovation" is a scathing portrait of
one neighborhood’s demolition and
transformation.
The Gutenberg Press
DVD
59 min
1996
DVD 3822
PAL format! BBC program featuring
Stephen Fry examines the cultural
significance of Gutenberg’s invention of
the printing press in the 1450s.
Guttaperc
VHS
84 min
2000
V 3151 (In Storage)
A young boy’s holiday at his
grandparents home on a small
Caribbean island leads him to question
his personal and political values. With
Leonie Forbes and Richard Weekes.
VHS
149 min
1964
V2413 (In Storage)
Marlon Brando, Frank Sinatra, and Jean
Simmons star in Joseph Mankiewicz’s
adaptation of the Broadway hit about
gamblers, missionaries, and
underworld sinners that populate writer
Damon Runyon’s cityscapes.
Hair
Gypsy
Hair Piece: A Film for
Nappy-Headed People
DVD
143 min
1962
dvd 1344
Rosalind Russell stars as the ultimate
show biz mother, Rose, who ruthlessly
pushes her daughters into the
Vaudeville circuit. Natalie Wood
portrays Lousie, the timid young girl
who would grow up to be the infamous
Gypsy Rose Lee. Also starring Karl
Malden, Harvey Korman, and Faith
Dane. Songs include "You Gotta Have
a Gimmick" and "Let Me Entertain
You", with music by Jule Styne and
lyrics by Stephen Sondheim.
DVD
121 min
1979
DVD 2517
Milos Forman’s film version of the
musical Hair, with a screenplay by
Michael Weller. Filmed primarily in
New York City’s Central Park and
Washington Square Park, the cast
includes Treat Williams, Beverly
D’Angelo,and John Savage.
Choreography by Twyla Tharp.
DVD
10 min
1985
DVD 3879
Filmmaker Ayoka Chenzira’s satirical
look at African American women’s selfimage in a culture whose advertising
promotes an unrealistic ideal for hair.
Hair Piece
VHS
10 min
1985
V 2182
Satirical look at African American
women’s self-image in a culture whose
advertising promotes an unrealistic
ideal for hair.
Hairspray
Haa Shagoon
VHS
29 min
1983
V 3357
Documents a day of Tlingit Indian
ceremony in Alaska, including the
sacred peace ritual, performed both as
a cultural event and as an appeal for
justice in the Tlingit’s struggle against
the exploitation of their tribal land and
water.
Hail Mary
DVD
107 min
1985
DVD1363
This highly-debated episodic film
depicts Joseph (Theirry Rode) as a cab
driver and Mary (Myriem Roussel) as a
teen basketball player. The latter is
approached by a jet-setting angel, who
informs her that she will soon bear
God’s son. Godard intercuts this
modern reimagining of the New
Testament story with a narrative
involving an unfaithful science professor
and images of the Swiss countryside.
In French with English subtitles.
143
DVD
117 min
2007
DVD 3134
Musical film adaptation of the 2002
Broadway musical of the same name,
which in turn was based on John
Waters’s 1988 comedy film of the same
name. Set in 1962 Baltimore,
Maryland, the film follows the
"pleasantly plump" teenager Tracy
Turnblad as she pursues stardom as a
dancer on a local TV show and rallies
against racial segregation. With John
Travolta and Nikki Blonsky.
Hairspray
DVD
92 min
DVD 3152
A ’pleasantly plump’ teenager teaches
1962 Baltimore a thing or two about
integration after landing a spot on a
local TV dance show. Starring Ricki
Lake
The Hairy Ape
VHS
90 min
1944
V 2425
William Bendix stars as the title
chracter in this adaptation of Eugene
O’Neill’s drama. Susan Hayward costars as the spoiled heiress who
becomes his obsession. (b&w)
Half Nelson
DVD
107 min
2006
DVD 3211
An inner-city junior high school teacher
with a drug habit forms an unlikely
friendship with one of his students after
she discovers his secret. Starring Ryan
Gosling.
The Complete Dramatic Works
of William Shakespeare: Hamlet
DVD
222 min
1980
DVD 412
BBC/Time-Life production of
Shakespeare’s play, with Derek Jacobi,
Patrick Stewart, Claire Bloom, and Eric
Porter.
Hamlet (BBC)
Half the Sky
DVD
232 min
2012
DVD 3823
Based on the book by Nicholas Kristof
and Sheryl WuDunn, the series follows
Kristof and celebrity activists America
Ferrera, Diane Lane, Eva Mendes, Meg
Ryan, Gabrielle Union and Olivia Wilde
to Somaliland, Kenya, India, Vietnam,
Cambodia, and Sierra Leone, and other
countries to tell the stories of individuals
who are working to find solutions to the
oppression of women and girls.
Halfaouine, Boy of the Terraces
VHS
98 min
1990
V 1793 in storage
Story of a boy’s coming of age in
modern Tunisia. With Selim Boughedir.
Halloween
DVD
92 min
1978
DVD 62
John Carpenter’s shocker about a
homicidal maniac who escapes from
the asylum and returns home in search
of new victims. With Jamie Lee Curtis,
in her film debut.
Hamburger Hill
VHS
104 min
1987
V 1907 (in storage)
War drama centering on one of the
most brutal campaigns of the Vietnam
War. With Michael Dolan, Steven
Weber, Don Cheadle, and Tom Quill.
Hamlet
DVD
173 min
1990
DVD 1399
Kevin Kline directed and starred as the
title character in this 1990 Shakespeare
Festival production of "Hamlet". Also
starring Dana Ivey and Diane Venora.
This television filming of the production
was directed by Kirk Browning.
VHS
216 min
1980
V175A,B,C,D(Umatic) in storage
(BBC Shakespeare Plays). The BBC
production designed especially for
television. Derek Jacobi plays Hamlet
in Shakespeare’s drama of murder,
conspiracy, and revenge.
Hamlet By Brook, Brook By
Brook
DVD
132 min
2001
DVD 932
Famed filmmaker and theatre director
Peter Brook, renowned for his
innovative and controversial stage
plays (Marat/Sade, The Mahabharata),
interprets Hamlet in a gripping,
stripped-down production that
highlights the tragic heart of the play. In
the title role, Adrian Lester (Primary
Colors) heads a stellar cast of the
world’s best actors; the international
flavor of the cast adds a modern touch
to this most famous of Shakespeare’s
dramas. Then, directed by Brook’s son
Simon, Brook By Brook offers an
intimate look at the theater legend’s
many insights into his life and work,
including his unique techniques with
actors. Brook By Brook is in French
with English subtitles.
Hamlet (Campbell Scott)
DVD
190 min
2000
dv1400
Campbell Scott plays the lead in this
television adaptation of Shakespeare’s
tragedy, which he als co-directed. The
setting is updated to turn-of-thecentury America, with a cast including
Blair Brown, Roscoe Lee Browne, Lisa
Gay Hamilton and Jamey Sheridan.
Hamlet (Hawke)
DVD
123 min
2000
DVD 113
Updated version of Shakespeare’s
tragedy, set in contemporary New York
City, with Ethan Hawke as the title
character. With Julia Stiles and Kyle
MacLachlan.
Richard Burton’s Hamlet
Hamlet (Kenneth Branagh)
VHS
190 min
1964
DVD 3090
"This is a Hamlet acted in rehearsal
clothes, stripped of all extraneous
trappings, so the beauty of the
language and imagery may shine
through . . . This performance is
conceived as a final run-through, as
actors call it." - John Gielgud, director.
Film of a live performance at the LuftFontanne Theatre, with Richard
Burton, Eileen Herlie, and Linda Marsh.
DVD
242 min
1996
DVD 3656
First unabridged theatrical film version
of Shakespeare’s classic play, adapted
for the screen and directed by Kenneth
Branagh, who also stars in the titular
role as Prince Hamlet. The film also
features Derek Jacobi as King
Claudius, Julie Christie as Queen
Gertrude, Kate Winslet as Ophelia,
Michael Maloney as Laertes, Richard
Briers as Polonius, and Nicholas Farrell
as Horatio. Other notable appearances
include Robin Williams, Gérard
144
Depardieu, Jack Lemmon, Billy Crystal,
Rufus Sewell, Charlton Heston,
Richard Attenborough, Judi Dench,
John Gielgud and Ken Dodd.
Hamlet (Nicol Williamson)
DVD
117 min
1969
DVD 4736
1969 British film adaptation of
Shakespeare’s play, starring Nicol
Williamson as Prince Hamlet. It was
directed by Tony Richardson and
based on his own stage production at
the Roundhouse theater in London.
The film also stars Anthony Hopkins as
King Claudius, Judy Parfitt as Queen
Gertrude, Marianne Faithfull as
Ophelia, Mark Dignam as Polonius,
Gordon Jackson as Horatio, and
Michael Pennington as Laertes.
Hamlet (Olivier)
VHS
147 min
1948
DVD 4659
Laurence Olivier’s production of
Shakespeare’s tragedy. With Jean
Simmons and Anthony Quayle. (b&w)
Hamlet (Zeffirelli)
VHS
135 min
1990
V1240
Based on Shakespeare’s play. With
Mel Gibson, Glenn Close, Alan Bates.
Hands on a Hard Body
DVD
94 min
1997
dv1397
A documentary about a promotional
contest where the participants attempt
to stand upright with their hands on a
new pick-up truck for as long as
possible, with the winner driving the
vehicle home.
Handsworth Songs
VHS
58 min
1986
V 1397 in storage
Discussions on race relations in
England, particularly in Handsworth,
Birmingham, scene of riots in
September, 1984.
Hangman’s House/3 Bad Men
DVD
163 min
DVD 4618
Two films from the Ford at Fox
Collection. "Hangman’s House" (70
min, 1928): Romantic silent drama set
in Co. Wicklow, Ireland, directed by
John Ford, with inter-titles written by
Malcolm Stuart Boylan. Before he dies,
a father tries to marry off his daughter
to a man she despises. With Victor
McLaglen,June Collyer, and Larry Kent.
"3 Bad Men" (92 min., 1926): Silent
Western directed by John Ford,
starring George O’Brien and Olive
Borden. (b&w)
Hangmen Also Die
Happy Days
Hard Boiled Killers
DVD
134 min
1943
DVD 1474
American film by Fritz Lang about an
assassin (Brian Donlevy) who murders
Heydrich, the Nazi ruler of
Czechoslovakia. Screenplay was cowritten by Lang and Bertolt Brecht.
(b&w)
DVD
90 min
1980
DVD 3903
Televised version of a New York
Shakespeare production of Beckett’s
play about Winnie, who tries to live
every day focusing on the good things,
although deep down she’s unsure
whether she has that much to feel
happy about. With Irene Worth and
George Voskovec.
VHS
78 min
V 1755 (in storage)
Not "Hard Boiled", not "The Killer"–it’s a
generic Hong Kong action film in the
John Woo tradition.
Hannah and Her Sisters
DVD
107 min
1986
DVD 1859
Written and Directed by: Woody Allen,
Cinematography by: Carlo Di Palma
Hannah Arendt
DVD
113 min
2012
DVD 3812
Margarethe von Trotta’s biographical
drama film about German-Jewish
philosopher and political theorist
Hannah Arendt, starring Barbara
Sukowa. Arendt reported on the 1961
trial of Adolf Eichmann for The New
Yorker, during which she introduced the
phrase "the banality of evil."
Hanoi Hilton
VHS
126 min
1987
V 1853 in storage
Drama about the 11 year captivity of a
group of American soldiers in a North
Vietnamese POW camp. With Michael
Moriarty and Jeffrey Jones.
Hans Christian Andersen
Happy Endings: The Complete
First Season
DVD
First season of the ABC sitcom that
followed the dysfunctional adventures
of six best friends living in Chicago.
With Eliza Coupe, Elisha Cuthbert,
Zachary Knighton,Adam Pally,Damon
Wayans, Jr., and Casey Wilson.
Happy Endings: The Complete
Second Season
DVD
450 min
2012
DVD 3794
Second season of the TV comedy
series about the adventures of six best
friends in Chicago.
Happy Endings: The Complete
Third Season
DVD
2013
DVD 4056
Third season of the ABC American
sitcom that followed the dysfunctional
adventures of six best friends living in
Chicago. With Damon Wayans, Jr.,
Eliza Coupe, Elisha Cuthbert, and
Adam Pally.
VHS
112 min
1985
V 235 (In Storage)
A musical fantasy about the Danish
storyteller. Danny Kaye stars as Hans
Christian Andersen. Songs by Frank
Loesser.
Happy Mother’s Day
Hanya, Portrait of a Dance
Pioneer
Happy Mother’s Day
VHS
60 min
1988
V 873 in storage
Using archival footage from the 30’s
and 40’s, and interviews with many of
her students, this film traces the career
of Hanya Holm, dancer-choreographer,
from the 20’s through the Broadway
stage. (b&w)
Happiness
DVD
134 min
1998
DVD 721
Ironic black comedy about three New
Jersey sisters, whose middle-class
perfection conceals secret demons,
including obscene phone callers and a
"perfect" husband who is a pedophile.
With Lara Flynn Boyle, Philip Seymour
Hoffman, Cynthia Stevenson, and
Dylan Baker.
DVD
26 min
1963
DVD 3077
Short film about the first American born
quintuplets in Aberdeen, South Dakota.
(b&w)
16MM
26 min
1964
F 115
A documentary on the Fischer
quintuplets of Aberdeen, South Dakota.
The filmmakers show the stress
experienced by the Fischer family, as
media coverage and commercialization
invade their privacy. (b&w)
Happy Together
DVD
97 min
1997
DVD 769 INHOUSE ONLY 3/30-4/20
Wong Kar-Wai’s story about gay lovers
living as expatriates in Buenos Aires.
With Tony Leung and Leslie Cheung.
A Hard Day’s Night
DVD
88 min
1964
dvd 1368
Richard Lester meets John, Paul,
George and Ringo in this film following
an "average day" in the life of The
Beatles as they take Paul’s grandfather
under their wing and prepare for a
television special in London. Along the
way there are 15 Beatles songs and a
non-stop barrage of verbal and visual
gags. (b&w)
A Hard Day’s Night
DVD
92 min
1964
DVD 222
The Beatles made their film debut in a
"day in the life" of the band as they wait
to make a London TV appearance, and
try to keep Paul’s "very clean"
grandfather out of trouble. Songs
include "If I Fell", "She Loves You", and
"I Wanna Hold Your Hand." With Victor
Spinetti. (b&w)
Hard Eight
DVD
100 min
1996
DVD 513
Veteran gambler mentors a down-onhis-luck young man, and a hookerwaitress, until an outbreak of violence
and a secret from the past threaten their
relationship. With Philip Baker Hall,
John C. Reilly, and Gwyneth Paltrow.
The Hard Nut
VHS
87 min
1992
V 1159 in storage
Mark Morris’ spoof of "The
Nutcracker"–only Tchaikovsky’s music
remains true to the original.
Hardboiled
DVD
126 min
1992
DVD 2078
The underworlds of gun smugglers,
mobsters, and rebel cops collide in
John Woo’s thriller, starring Chow YunFat as Tequila, a cop who wants to
avenge his partner’s death. Featuring
some of the most celebrated action
sequences ever, including a closequearters teahouse shootout, and a
firefight through the halls of a crowded
hospital. In Cantonese and English
with English subtitles.
Hardcore
Happy Together
VHS
97 min
1997
V 1754 in storage
Wong Kar-Wai’s story about a gay
couple living as expatriates in Buenos
Aires. With Tony Leung and Leslie
Cheung.
145
DVD
108 min
1979
DVD 4082
George C. Scott plays a prosperous
local businessman, whose daughter
disappears from a church-sponsored
trip. With Season Hubley and Peter
Boyle.
The Harder They Come
DVD
105 min
1972
DVD 2547
Jimmy Cliff stars as a young musician
who is exploited by his employer and by
the music industry, eventually turning to
a life of crime in Kingston, Jamaica.
Harlan County U.S.A
VHS
103 min
1980
DVD 2112, 4661
Barbara Kopple’s Academy Awardwinning documentary describes the
efforts of 180 coal-mining families to
win a United Mine Workers contract at
the Brookside mine in Harlan County,
Kentucky. "There have been few better
movies about labor struggles before or
since... recalls a past that was
somewhat less cynical, more hopeful,
than our own" (Michael Wilmington,
Chicago Tribune). Our DVD copy is a
2-DVD Criterion Collection Edition, and
includes commentary by Barbara
Kopple and editor Nancy Baker,
making-of featurette, video interview
with singer Hazel Dickens, video
interview with director John Sayles,
outtakes, and a panel discussion from
the 2005 Sundance Film Festival with
Roger Ebert and Barbara Kopple.
Harlem Diary: Nine Voices of
Resistance
VHS
100 min
1995
V1300 (in storage)
Under the direction of author and
socio-ethnographer Terry Williams,
nine Harlem youths use notebooks and
video cameras to tell the stories of their
lives.
Harold and Maude
DVD
91 min
1971
DVD 3118
Young, rich, and obsessed with death,
Harold finds himself changed forever
when he meets lively septuagenarian
Maude at a funeral. Starring Ruth
Gordon and Bud Court.
Harold Clurman: A Life of
Theatre
VHS
56 min
1987
V 509
Profile of the director, producer, and
generator of American popular theater.
With Stella Adler, Julie Harris, Elia
Kazan, Arthur Miller, and others.
Includes footage of Clurman
rehearsing Richard Dysart and Joan
Hackett in a scene from Ibsen.
Harold & Kumar Go to White
Castle
DVD
88 min
2004
DVD 4723
Mismatched roommates, hardworking
Harold, and party-loving Kumar, set out
to visit the famous hamburger joint, but
end up on an all-night adventure,
through the wilds of New Jersey. With
John Cho and Kal Penn.
Harold Lloyd Collection: Volume
2
DVD
1918
Kino 2-disc collection of ten films
featuring Harold Lloyd: Two Gun
Gussie, The City Slicker, The Non-Stop
Kid, Ring Up the Curtain, Captain Kidd’s
Kids, From Hand to Mouth, High and
Dizzy, Never Weaken, Among Those
Present, and Now or Never. (b&w)
Harold Lloyd Comedy Collection
DVD
DVD 1300 v 1, v 2, v3, bonus
Four disc set: DV1300 v. 1 (Safety
Last! and other comedies) DV1300 v. 2
(The Freshman and other comedies) v.
3 (Speedy, and other comedies)
Bonus: over 3 hours of bonus material,
including Lloyd’s Academy Award
speech. (b&w)
Harold Lloyd Festival
VHS
60 min
V 793 (in storage)
Collection of four short films starring
silent film comedian Harold Lloyd. "All
Aboard" (1917); "Non-stop Kid" (1918);
"Ring Up the Curatin" (1919); "Haunted
Spooks" (1920). (b&w)
Harold Lloyd Festival
VHS
60 min
V 794
"I’m on my way" (1919): Harold is a
bridegroom who stops off to visit a
neighbor before the wedding."High and
dizzy" (1920): A drunken Harold tries to
save a sleepwalking Mildred Davis from
a great fall. "Never Weaken" (1921):
When rejected by his girl, Harold tries
to commit suicide, but ends up on
skyscraper girders instead. (b&w)
Harold Lloyd Festival
VHS
60 min
V 795
"Spring fever" (1919): Harold is a tired
clerk who escapes from the office on a
spring day. "Two-gun Gussie" (1918):
Harold is a piano player in a Western
mining town, who is mistaken for a
tough guy. "Eastern westerner" (1920):
Harold is an Eastern boy packed off to
a Western ranch by his father. "His
royal slyness" (1920): Harold
substitutes for a look-alike prince in a
foreign country. (b&w)
Harold Lloyd’s Comedy Classics
VHS
51 min
1983
V 802
"The Chef" (1919): Lloyd, a
restaurant’s chef, hardly has to get up
from his chair, thanks to his unusual
mechanical contraptions. -"The
Cinema Director" (1916): Lloyd is a
movie theater director, cashier, tickettaker and usher rolled into one. -"Two
Gun Gussie" (1918): Lloyd, as a mildmannered piano player in a Wild West
saloon, gets mistaken for a desperado.
-"I’m on my way" (1919): On his
wedding day, Lloyd visits the weirdest
family imaginable. (b&w)
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Harper
DVD
121 min
1966
DVD 1379
Paul Newman teams with Lauren Bacall
for a stylish detective movie scripted by
William Goldman, from a pulp novel by
Ross MacDonald. Newman stars as a
struggling Los Angeles P.I. who tackles
the case of a wealthy cripple’s (Bacall)
missing husband, and meets all
manner of unsavory characters in the
process. Also starring Janet Leigh,
Shelley Winters, Robert Wagner, and
Julie Harris.
Harrison’s Flowers
DVD
102 min
2002
DVD 1501
Andie MacDowell plays a woman who
journeys through war-torn Yugoslavia
in 1991, searching for her missing
journalist husband. With Elias Koteas
and Adrien Brody.
Harry Callahan: A Need to See
and Express
VHS
30 min
1982
V 208
A look at photographer Callahan’s
subjects and techniques. With over
300 photographs, and footage from his
experiments in film.
Harry Callahan, Eleanor and
Barbara
VHS
19 min
1983
2043 (In Storage)
Looks at twentieth century
photographer Harry Callahan’s life and
work, focusing on the images he
created of his wife and daughter.
Harry Langdon... The Forgotten
Clown
DVD
180 min
DVD 2516
Includes The Strong Man; Tramp,
Tramp, Tramp; and Long Pants.
Harry O: The Complete First
Season
DVD
1974
DVD 3521
22-episode collection of the ABC crime
drama series, starring David Janssen
as Harry Orwell, a retired cop who sets
up a private detective agency in his
San Diego beach house. Includes the
pilot film "Such Dust as Dreams Are
Made On".
Harry O: The Complete Second
Season
DVD
100 min
The second and final season of the
ABC TV crime drama, starring David
Janssen as retired detective Harry
Orwell. Guest stars included Loni
Anderson, Roddy McDowall, and Larry
Hagman.
Harry Potter and the Deathly
Hallows Part 1
DVD
146 min
2010
DVD 3140
As Harry races against time and evil to
destroy the Horcruxes, he uncovers the
existence of three most powerful
objects in the wizarding world: the
Deathly Hallows. Daniel Radcliffe,
Emma Watson, Rupert Grint, Alan
Rickman, Ralph Fiennes, Helen
Bonham Carter
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of
Azkaban
DVD
141 min
2004
DVD 2897
It’s Harry’s third year at Hogwarts; not
only does he have a new "Defense
Against the Dark Arts" teacher, but
there is also trouble brewing. Convicted
murderer Sirius Black has escaped the
Wizards’ Prison and is coming after
Harry. Starring Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert
Grint, Emma Watson and Gary Oldman
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of
Azkaban
DVD
DVD 2853
142 min
2007
Harry Potter Years 1-6
DVD
DVD 2987
The first six films in the Harry Potter
series. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s
Stone Harry Potter and the Chamber of
Secrets Harry Potter and the Prisoner
of Azkaban Harry Potter and the Goblet
of Fire Harry Potter and the Order of
the Phoenix Harry Potter and the Half
Blood Prince Starring Daniel Radcliff,
Emma Watson, Rupert Grint, Alan
Rickman, Emma Thompson, Robbie
Coltrane, Maggie Smith
Hart Crane
VHS
60 min
1988
V 415E (In Storage)
(Voices and Visions). Explores poet
Hart Crane’s short, turbulent life, and
his poetic output. Derek Walcott reads
from Crane’s epic poem "The Bridge".
Commentary by Richard Howard, and
Malcolm and Peggy Cowley. From
"Voices and Visions" series.
Harvest of Shame
16MM
54 min
1961
F 33
CBS Reports documentary on the
exploitation of migrant farm workers in
the United States. Narrated by Edward
R. Murrow. (b&w) (b&w)
Harvey
VHS
104 min
1950
V 2259 (in storage)
James Stewart plays a gentle alcoholic
whose best friend is an invisible 6 foot
tall rabbit, in screen adaptation of the
play by Mary Chase. With Josephine
Hull and Peggy Dow. (b&w)
Hatsu-Yume (First Dream)
Hawaii
DVD
56 min
1981
dv1387
A work from video artist Bill Viola.
Fusing a personal observation of
Japanese culture with a metaphysical
contemplation of life, death and nature,
Viola visualizes his themes through a
symbolic exploration of video’s relation
to light and reflection.
DVD
161 min
1966
DVD 4578
Based on James A. Michener’s Pulitzer
Prize-winning novel about a New
England farm boy who has decided that
the Lord has commanded him to go to
Hawaii in order to convert its inhabitants
to Christianity. And guess what? The
New England scenes were filmed at
Old Sturbridge Village, right here in
Massachusetts! With Julie Andrews,
Max von Sydow, Richard Harris, Carroll
O’Connor and Gene Hackman.
The Haunted World of Edward
D. Wood, Jr.
VHS
110 min
1997
DVD 4561, V 3019 (in storage)
Documentary on the life and films of Ed
Wood, with rare film footage and
interviews with members of Wood’s
entourage, including Dolores Fuller,
Bela Lugosi, and Conrad Brooks.
The Haunting
DVD
112 min
1963
DVD 827
Robert Wise’s adaptation of Shirley
Jackson’s psychological horror story
"The Haunting of Hill House." Four
people confront supernatural
phenomena in a Boston mansion. With
Richard Johnson, Russ Tamblyn, Julie
Harris, and Claire Bloom. (b&w)
Have Gun–Will Travel: The
Complete First Season
DVD
17 min
1957
DVD 496
Six disc set with all 39 episodes from
the classic western TV series’ first
season. Starring Richard Boone as
Paladin, and Kam Tong as his trusted
manservant. Guest stars include
Charles Bronson, Angie Dickinson, and
June Lockhart. (b&w)
Have You Heard From
Johannesburg
DVD
510 min
2011
DVD 3699
Seven documentary stories covering
the 45-year struggle against South
Africa’s apartheid system. Produced
and directed by Connie Field, it
includes events such as the Sharpeville
massacre, the Soweto uprising, the
murder of Steve Biko,[1] and the roles
of Oliver Tambo and Nelson Mandela.
Includes "Road to Resistance" (19461964), "Hell of a Job" (1960-1969),
"The New Generation" (1968-1977),
"Fair Play" (1958-1981), "From Selma
to Soweto" (1977-1986), "The Bottom
Line" (1965-1990), and "Free at Last"
(1979-1994).
147
Haxan (Witchcraft Through the
Ages)
DVD
104 min
1922
DVD 790
Criterion Collection edition of Benjamin
Christensen’s influential silent horror
feature. Includes the original version,
featuring music from the Danish
premiere, and the 1968 re-release, with
narration by William S. Burroughs, and
music by Jean-Luc Ponty.
Hazard
DVD
103 min
2005
DVD 3679
Japanese film mostly shot in New York,
about a Japanese student who goes to
New York City in search of adventure,
and is befriended by two JapaneseAmerican youths. With Joe Odagiri and
Jai West.
He got game
DVD
136 min
1998
A basketball player’s father must try to
convince him to go to a college so he
can get a shorter sentence.
He Walked By Night
VHS
79 min
1949
DVD 4582, V 2093 (in storage)
The Los Angeles police search for a
crazed, but fiendishly clever, cop-killer.
With Scott Brady and Richard
Basehart. (b&w)
He Who Gets Slapped
DVD
72 min
1924
DVD 3488
Silent film in which Lon Chaney plays
an inventor who makes a career
change to a circus clown. (b&w)
Head
DVD
DVD 2546
96 min
Head and Neck
VHS
17 min
1987
V1251 (in storage)
The key structures which control the
entry of food and air into the body:
parnasal sinuses, eustachian tube,
larynx, rongue, and epiglottis.
Head-On
Heartbreak Ridge
Hearts of the World
DVD
118 min
2004
DVD 1458
Faith Akin’s film about a mismatched
marriage between two Turks. After they
meet in a psychiatric ward, they marry
for convenience, and try to live
independent lives filled with drink and
anonymous sex.
VHS
130 min
1986
V 1867 (in storage)
Clint Eastwood plays a grizzled Marine
determined to make his bottom-of-thebarrel unit into a fighting force, who
gets the change to prove it when the
call comes from Grenada. With Marsha
Mason and Mario Van Peebles.
Health and the Built
Environment: The Effects of
Where We Live, Work, and Play
Heartburn
VHS
117 min
1918
V 2328 (in storage)
Film commissioned by Great Britain, in
hopes it would convince the American
public to support U.S. involvement in
World War I. D.W. Griffiths tells the
story of how war affects a quiet French
village. Griffith’s film crew was allowed
to film actual battle scenes, which are
incorporated into the film. With Lillian
and Dorothy Gish, Ben Alexander, and
Eugene Pouyet. Noel Coward and
Erich von Stroheim also appear. (b&w)
VHS
90 min
V 2296 (in storage)
Dr. Henry Louis Taylor, Jr. explores the
role played by the built environment in
causing health problems among inner
city residents, with particular emphasis
on the African American community.
He looks also at the health effects of
where we live, work, and play, and the
urban planning strategies and public
policies needed to address them.
Hearing: Auditory System
VHS
20 min
1972
V 284-6 (in storage)
(Anatomical Basis of Brain Function).
An introduction to the auditory system
in terms of neuroanatomy.
The Heart is a Lonely Hunter
DVD
123 min
1968
DVD 3979
Adaptation of Carson McCullers’ novel
about the impact a deaf man has on
the people he meets when he relocates
to a small Southern town. With Alan
Arkin and Sondra Locke.
Heart of Darkness
VHS
105 min
1994
V 3016 (in storage)
Film adaptation of Joseph Conrad’s
novella, set in turn of the century Africa.
With Tim Roth and John Malkovich.
The Heartbreak Kid
DVD
105 min
1972
DVD 151
Newlywed salesman strays from his
wife on their honeymoon, after meeting
another girl on the beach. With Charles
Grodin and Cybill Shepherd.
Heartbreak Ridge
DVD
130 min
1986
DVD 2643
Clint Eastwood produced, directed and
stars in this film, as Sergeant Tom
"Gunney" Highway, a combat-hardened
Korean and Vietnam War veteran and
hard-drinking loser who returns to the
U.S. for his last tour of duty with the
Marine Corps, where he is assigned to
train a recon unit with bad attitudes.
The invasion of Grenada tests the
usefulness of "anachronism" Gunney,
as well as his platoon’s effectiveness.
With Marsha Mason, Everett McGill,
Moses Gunn, Eileen Heckart, Bo
Svenson and Mario Van Peebles.
DVD
109 min
1986
DVD 4708
1986 American comedy-drama film
directed and produced by Mike Nichols,
starring Meryl Streep and Jack
Nicholson. The screenplay by Nora
Ephron is based on her semiautobiographical novel of the same
name, which was inspired by her
second marriage to Carl Bernstein and
his affair with Margaret Jay, the
daughter of former British Prime
Minister James Callaghan.
Hearts and Minds
DVD
112 min
1974
DVD 254
Controversial documentary on
American involvement in Vietnam,
using newsreel footage of the conflict
at home and abroad, and interviews
with soldiers and officers.
Hearts of Darkness: A
Filmmaker’s Apocalypse
DVD
96 min
1991
DVD 3717
Documentary about the making of
Francis Ford Coppola’s Apocalypse
Now. Using behind the scenes footage,
and narrated by Coppola’s wife Eleanor,
it chronicles how production problems
including bad weather, actors’ health
and other issues delayed the film,
increasing costs and nearly destroying
the life and career of Francis Ford
Coppola. In 1990, Eleanor Coppola
turned her material over to two young
filmmakers, George Hickenlooper and
Fax Bahr, who then shot new
interviews with the original cast and
crew and intercut them with her existing
material. DVD includes another
documentary, "Coda: Thirty Years
Later", which reveals an older Coppola
directing his film "Youth Without Youth."
Hearts of the World
16MM
80 min
F 109
D.W. Griffith’s third feature film,
commissioned by the British
government to encourage American
involvement in World War I. With Lillian
Gish and Robert Harron. (b&w)
Heat
DVD
100 min
1972
dvd 1340
Sylvia Miles is a fading, practically
unknown star, given to game shows,
TV movies and studs. Joe Dallesandro
is a one-time child actor who lives in a
sunbaked motel, where the obese
landlady gives cut rates for service and
complains about the local residents.
Heat and Dust
VHS
130 min
1982
V 1218 (in storage)
Based on the book by Ruth Prawer
Jhabvala. With Julie Christie and
Shashi Kapoor. Story of a woman who
travels to India hoping to unravel the
mystery of her aunt, who left her British
husband for an Indian prince.
Heathers
DVD
102 min
1989
DVD 802
Black comedy satirizing adolescent
angst, the ironic glorification of teen
suicide, homophobia, funerals, croquet
. . . With Winona Ryder and Christian
Slater.
Heaven
Hearts of Darkness: A
Filmmaker’s Apocalypse
VHS
96 min
1992
V 34 (in storage)
Documentary about the filming of the
motion picture, "Apocalypse Now",
made by the director’s wife, Eleanor
Coppola. It’s the history of a film beset
by physical and personal troubles, such
as the destruction of the sets by a
hurricane and the heart attack that
almost cost the life of one of the stars,
Martin Sheen. Includes recent
interviews with cast and crew.
148
DVD
97 min
2002
DVD1276
Tom Tykwer (Run Lola Run) directs the
last film written by the late Krysztof
Kieslowski and writing partner
Kryzsztof Piesiewicz. Cate Blanchett
stars as a schoolteacher whose
husband has died of a drug overdose.
After being ignored by the law, she
enacts her own revenge on the drug
dealer responsible and accidentally
kills innocent people. On the run, she
falls in love with a sympathetic police
officer (Giovanni Ribisi).
Heaven and Earth
I Don’t Want to Sleep Alone
Hell’s Hinges
VHS
142 min
1994
Based on the books "When Heaven
and Earth Changed Places" and "Child
of War, Woman of Peace" by Le Ly
Hayslip. The story of a woman’s
journey from a rice-farming village in
Vietnam to culture shock and a troubled
marriage in California. With Tommy Lee
Jones, Joan Chen, and Haing S. Ngor.
DVD
118 min
2006
DVD 1947
Shortly after he is robbed, beaten and
left for dead on the streets of Kuala
Lumpur, homeless Hsiao-kang is taken
in by kindly immigrant Rawang and
nursed back to health. As the drifter
gets back on his feet, he develops
feelings for beautiful coffee shop
waitress Chyi. When the three get
involved in a love triangle, their lives
and relationships are forever changed.
VHS
65 min
1916
V 2053 (in storage)
Early western drama with William S.
Hart. Silent with added organ score.
(b&w)
Heaven Can Wait
DVD
112 min
1943
DVD 4079
American comedy film produced and
directed by Ernst Lubitsch, based on
the play Birthday by Leslie
Bush-Fekete. A deceased turn-of-thecentury playboy tells his life story to
Satan to justify his presence in Hell.
With Don Ameche and Gene Tierney.
Criterion edition includes "Creativity
with Bill Moyers: A Portrait of Samson
Raphaelson", exploring the
screenwriter’s life and work.
Heimat
DVD
924 min
1984
DVD 1007
Edgar Reitz’s 11-part series, presented
as a six-DVD set. The interlocking
saga of a German family from the end
of World War I to 1982. Shot over two
years, the film features 28 leading
performers. In German, with English
subtitles. Includes video introduction
by film scholar Marc Silberman.
Heaven & Earth Magic
VHS
66 min
1962
V 2455 (in storage)
American avant garde animated film by
Harry Smith, originally released in
1957, but re-edited several times till its
final release in 1962. (b&w)
Heavenly Creatures
DVD
109 min
1994
DVD223
True crime story based on a 1954 New
Zealand murder. When the intense
friendship and shared fantasy world of
two young girls is threatened by one of
their mothers, they vow to stay together.
With Kate Winslet and Melanie Lynskey.
Heavy Metal Parking Lot
DVD
16 min
1986
DVD 1564
No-budget cult classic filmed outside a
Judas Priest concert in Maryland in
1986. Special features include Parking
Lot Alumni Reunions, and more!
Heavy Petting
DVD
75 min
1989
DVD 4008
Collection of sexual coming-of-age
stories from Allen Ginsberg, Abbie
Hoffman, Spalding Gray, Laurie
Anderson, Sandra Bernhard, and
more. Extras disc includes 10 sex-ed
films from the 30’s, 40’s, and 50’s,
including "Dance Little Children" and
"Perversion for Profit".
Hedwig and The Angry Inch
DVD
91 min
2001
DVD 3920
Film version of the acclaimed offBroadway show about an East German
glam rock performer, who has
undergone a semi-successful sex
change operation, and seeks a reunion
with an ex-lover, while touring the U.S.
with her band. With John Cameron
Mitchell, Michael Pitt, and Andrea
Martin.
The Heiress
VHS
115 min
1949
V1255
Based on the play by Ruth and
Augustus Goetz, which is based on the
novel "Washington Square" by Henry
James. Catherine, the only heir to her
father’s vast estate, plots revenge
against a fortune hunter. With Olivia
De Havilland and Montgomery Clift.
(b&w)
Helen Keller: Voice and Vision
in the Soul
VHS
24 min
1986
V 901
Examines the life of Helen Keller, her
life-long relationship with her "Teacher",
Annie Sullivan, and her efforts to
promote education for the blind and
deaf. Includes newsreel footage and
archival photographs. (b&w)
Hell is for Heroes
DVD
89 min
1962
DVD 4397
American war film directed by Don
Siegel and starring Steve
McQueen,about a squad of U.S.
soldiers from the 95th Infantry Division
who, in the fall of 1944, must hold off
an entire German company for
approximately 48 hours along the
Siegfried Line until reinforcements
reach them. With Bobby Darin, Fess
Parker, and Harry Guardino–"and
introducing" Bob Newhart! (b&w)
Hell is for Heroes
VHS
90 min
1962
V 1818 (in storage)
Steve McQueen, Bobby Darin, Fess
Parker, and Bob Newhart play an
outnumbered army squad facing Nazi
forces. (b&w)
149
Hellzapoppin’
DVD
84 min
1941
DVD 3234
Playing incompetent nitwits, Ole and
Chic hire a producer to make a musical
show at a fancy estate. what follows
are non-stop zany gags and jokes
when the producer takes on
extracurricular activities by falling in
love with the estate’s wealthy girl. She
has a fiance, a wild love triangle
ensues. Based on the hit Broadway
show. Starring Ole Olsen, Chic
Johnson and Martha Raye. (b&w)
Help!
DVD
153 min
1965
DVD 4571
Second Beatles feature film directed by
Richard Lester. Ringo possesses a
sacrificial ring, which he cannot remove
from his finger. As a result, the Beatles
are chased from London to the
Austrian Alps to the Bahamas by
religious cult members, a mad
scientists and the London police. With
Leo McKern, Eleanor Bron, and Victor
Spinetti. Extras disc includes makingof documentary and a look at the film
restoration process.
Help!
Laser Disc
92 min
1987
L2
The Beatles’ follow-up to "A Hard Day’s
Night"–in color this time. With original
theatrical trailer, behind the scenes
footage, and production photos. With
Eleanor Bron.
Helvetica
DVD
80 min
2007
DVD 1706
A feature-length documentary about
the sans-serif typeface known as
Helvetica, created in Switzerland in
1957 and now found everywhere.
Henri Cartier-Bresson
DVD
315 min
2010
DVD 3404
Cartier-Bresson,considered the father
of modern photojournalism, also shot
several documentaries between the
1930s and the 1970s. This 2-disc
collector’s edition includes a series of
documentaries about the artist, five
films directed by Cartier-Bresson
himself; and a 32-page booklet
containing criticism of his work as well
as reproductions of his legendary
photographs. DISC ONE Henri CartierBresson’s Films Victory of Life* (1937)
Spain Will Live* (1938) The Return
(1945) California Impressions (1970)
Southern Exposures (1971) DISC
TWO Documentaries Henri CartierBresson: The Impassioned Eye (2003)
Henri Cartier-Bresson: The Modern
Adventure (1962) Contacts: Henri
Cartier-Bresson (1994) Flagrants délits
(1967) A Day in the Studio of Henri
Cartier-Bresson (2005) Lest We
Forget: Letter to Mamadou Bâ (1991)
Henri Cartier-Bresson?
VHS
37 min
1998
V 2064
Interviews with photographer CartierBresson on art and photography.
Filmed by his friends and fellow
photographers Sarah Moon and Robert
Delpire.
Henrik Ibsen Collection
DVD
DV1716
BBC Video productions of ten Ibsen
plays on six discs: Disc One: Brand,
1959,90 min., with Patrick McGoohan
and Peter Sallis, directed by Michael
Elliot; A Doll’s House, 1992, 137 min.
with Juliet Stevenson and Trevor Eve,
directed by David Thacker. Disc Two:
Ghosts, 1987, 103 min. with Judi
Dench and Michael Gambon, directed
by Elijah Moshinsky. Disc Three: An
Enemy of the People, 1980. 82 min.
With Robert Urquhart, directed by
Gareth Davies. The Wild Duck, 1971.
88 min. With Jenny Agutter, Denholm
Elliott. Directed by Alan Bridges. Disc
Four: Hedda Gabler, 1962. 75 min.
With Ingrid Bergman, Michael
Redgrave, and Ralph Richardson.
Directed by Alex Segal. The Lady From
the Sea, 1974. With Eileen Atkins,
Dehnolm Elliott. Directed by Basi
Coleman. Disc Five: The Master
Builder, 1958. 90 min. With Donald
Wolfit, Mai Zetterling. The Master
Builder, 1988, 138 min. With Leo
McKern, Miranda Richardson, Jane
Lapotaire. Directed by Michael Darlow.
Disc Six: Little Eyole, 1982. 95 min.
With Diana Rigg, Anthony Hopkins,
Peggy Ashcroft. Directed by Michael
Darlow. Extras include Eight Radio
Plays: The Pretenders, Peer Gynt,
Emperor and Galilean, The Pillars of
Society, Rosmersholm, A Meeting in
Rome, John Gabriel Borkman, and
When We Dead Awaken.
Henry Fool
DVD
138 min
1997
DVD 517
Socially inept garbageman is
befriended by a writer who encourages
him to write an epic poem. With James
Urbaniak, Thomas Jay Ryan, Maria
Porter, and Parker Posey.
Henry IV Part I
DVD
147 min
1979
DVD 2882
BBC/Time-Life production of
Shakespeare’s historical drama. With
Jon Finch, Anthony Quayle, and David
Gwillim.
Henry IV Part II
DVD
151 min
1979
DVD 2883
BBC/Time-Life production of Part II of
Shakespeare’s historical play about
Henry IV, Falstaff, and Prince Hal. With
Jon Finch, Anthony Quayle, and David
Gwillim.
Henry Phipps Goes Skiing
16MM
1976
F 189
A factory worker wins a ski vacation.
Babe Sargent plays the Chaplinesque
hero.
Henry, Portrait of a Serial Killer
VHS
83 min
1989
V 1764 (in storage)
Independent film about a psycho killer,
with Michael Rooker as the drifter who
leads his dim ex-jailmate on a
senseless killing spree.
Henry V (Kenneth Branagh)
DVD
138 min
1989
dv3315
Film version of Shakespeare’s play,
directed by and starring Kenneth
Branagh, with Paul Scofield, Derek
Jacobi, Emma Thompson, and Judi
Dench.
Herb Schiller Reads the New
York Times #2: the NYT and the
NWIO
VHS
25 min
1981
V 815 (in storage)
A discussion of the need for a "new
world information order". Schiller
discusses the forces which gave rise to
the NWIO concept, and the reactions
of mainstream Western media,
particularly the New York Times.
Here Are Ladies
VHS
60 min
1987
V 738 (In Storage)
Siobhan McKenna in the film version of
her stage presentation on Irish women
as seen by Irish writers, including
O’Casey, Shaw, Yeats, Synge, Beckett,
and Joyce. Features actors from the
Abbey Theatre of Dublin.
Here Come the Teletubbies
VHS
DVD 3268
55 min
2004
Herman Melville: Damned in
Paradise
VHS
90 min
V 3113 (in storage)
Documentary on the life and work of
American writer Herman Melville.
Hero
DVD
163 min
1979
DVD 2886
BBC/Time-Life production of
Shakespeare’s play about England’s
most admired hero. With David Gwillim,
Rob Edwards, and Julian Glover.
DVD
99 min
2002
dvd1240
A series of Rashomon-like flashback
accounts shape the story of how one
man defeated three assassins who
sought to murder the most powerful
warlord in pre-unified China.
Henry V
Heroes
Henry V
DVD
137 min
1944
DVD 2633
Criterion Collection edition of the 1944
film version of Shakespeare’s play,
directed by and starring Laurence
Olivier.
VHS
97 min
1977
V 1839 (in storage)
Henry Winkler, Sally Field, and
Harrison Ford in story about a Vietnam
vet’s cross-country odyssey.
Henry V
VHS
89 min
1974
V1296 (In Storage)
Set on New York’s Lower East Side in
1896. The story of a woman who
emigrates with her son to join her
husband in America. He is eager to
embrace American ways, while she
clings to tradition. With Carol Kane and
Steven Keats. (b&w)
VHS
136 min
1944
V 291 A & B (in storage)
Laurence Olivier’s adaptation of
Shakespeare’s play, the first film
version of Shakespeare in color. Olivier
received a special Academy Award for
his achievement as actor, producer,
and director.
Hester Street
Hex Season One
Her
DVD
126 min
2013
DVD 4314
Romantic science fiction comedydrama film written, directed, and
produced by Spike Jonze, which follows
Theodore Twombly (Joaquin Phoenix),
a man who develops a relationship with
Samantha (Scarlett Johansson), an
intelligent computer operating system
personified through a female voice.
The film also stars Amy Adams,
Rooney Mara, and Olivia Wilde.
150
DVD
465 min
2004
DVD 1688
Christina Cole stars as Cassie Hughes,
a young girl enrolled at Medenham Hall
who discovers that she has telekinetic
powers. The onset of these powers
attracts the attention of Azazeal, leader
of the Nephilim. What follows is a
broad and frequently stylish soap opera
that pits Cassie and her roommate
Thelma, who happens to be a ghost,
against Azazeal as he attempts to
control Cassie’s body and soul.
Hey Folks It’s Intermission
Time!
VHS
90 min
V 2038 (in storage)
Collection of drive-in ads from the
1940’s, 50’s, and 60’s. Includes coming
attractions and promotions for horror
films, celebrity endorsements, and
snack bar ads.
The Hidden Army
VHS
17 min
1944
V 1306 (in storage)
Produced by the U.S. Army Signal
Corps as an official war film in 1944.
Uses dramatized events and newsreels
to extol the work of women in industry
during World War II, as a means of
getting more women involved in the
industrial sector of war work. (b&w)
The Hidden Fortress
DVD
139 min
1958
DVD 2675
Set during Japan’s feudal wars, this
restored version of Akira Kurosawa’s
drama concerns a gilded princess and
her loyal general who undertake a
dangerous journey to their homeland,
assisted only by a pair of misfits and
pursued by warriors and bandits
attempting to loot their gold and
valuable possessions. Beautifully
photographed in widescreen by Ichio
Yamazaki, this classic was the main
inspiration for George Lucas’ Star
Wars. (b&w)
High and Low
High Noon
DVD
143 min
1963
DVD 472
Kurosawa’s film version of an Ed
McBain novel about a wealthy
industrialist who hunts the kidnapper of
his chauffeur’s son. With Toshiro
Mifune. (b&w)
VHS
84 min
1986
V 180 (in storage)
A civic-minded marshal, on the verge
of retirement, faces a revengeful killer
in a gun duel after the indifferent
townspeople refuse to assist him. With
Gary Cooper and Grace Kelly. (b&w)
The High and the Mighty
DVD
147 min
1954
DVD 853
2-DVD Special Collector’s Edition of
William Wellman’s action drama,
starring John Wayne and Robert Stack
as pilots who lose control of their
aircraft during a routine flight over the
Pacific. Features an Oscar-winning
score by Dimitri Tiomkin. Special
features include commentary by critic
Leonard Maltin, featurettes on William
Wellman, and Dmitri Tiomkin, and a
featurette on the film’s restoration.
High Art
DVD
102 min
1998
DVD 714
Ally Sheedy plays a once well known
photographer, who has faded from
prominence, and retreated into a world
of heavy drug use. When Sheedy’s
character meets an ambitious
photography magazine assistant,
played by Radha Mitchell, each is
drawn to the other for personal and
professional reasons.
High School
DVD
75 min
1968
DVD 2302
Observational documentary by
Frederick Wiseman filmed at a large
urban high school in 1968. (b&w)
High School Confidential
VHS
85 min
1958
V 3034 (in storage)
Teen exploitation classic with Russ
Tamblyn, featuring Mamie Van Doren
and Jerry Lee Lewis. Produced by B
movie mogul Albert Zugsmith. (b&w)
High Sierra
DVD
101 min
1941
DVD2297
Roy ’Mad Dog’ Earle is broken out of
prison by an old associate who wants
him to help with an upcoming robbery.
(b&w)
High Heels
Hidden Motives (Scientific
American Frontiers)
DVD
30 min
2005
DVD 916
Explores how our unconscious
determines our behavior, and the
implications for marketing.
Neuroeconomic researchers Steve
Quartz and Anette Asp discuss how
brain scans can assist marketers, and
the human obsession with the social
value of products we buy.
DVD
110 min
1991
dvd 1364
Pedro Almodovar’s High Heels is a
melodrama about the bizarre
relationship between an aging Spanish
movie star and singer (Marisa Paredes)
and her daughter, a prominent local
television anchor woman (Victoria
Abril). Almodovar throws in an
acrobatic sex scene, a prison dance
number, an on-camera confession, a
buried family secret and a final
reconciliation. Spanish with English
subtitles.
High Society
DVD
111 min
1956
DVD 4602
Musical comedy directed by Charles
Walters and starring Bing Crosby,
Grace Kelly, and Frank Sinatra, with
music and lyrics by Cole Porter. Based
on the play The Philadelphia Story by
Philip Barry, about a popular jazz
musician who tries to win back the
affections of his ex-wife, who is
preparing to marry another man.
Hide and Seek
DVD
65 min
1996
DVD 974
Su Friedrich’s short feature about
lesbian girlhood in the 1960’s combines
a narrative about a young girl and her
friends with documenatry footage of
adult lesbians discussing their
childhoods with excerpts from early
60’s sex education films. DVD includes
Gently Down the Stream (14 min,
1981), and But No One (9 min, 1982).
(b&w)
Hideous Kinky
VHS
98 min
1999
V 3097 (in storage)
Young mother searches for adventure,
bringing her two young daughters
along, in early 1970’s Morocco. With
Kate Winslet.
High Noon
DVD
85 min
1952
DVD 2900
A lawman stands alone to defend a
town against a band of criminals after
his friends and townsfolk abandon him.
(b&w)
High Tech, High Stakes
VHS
30 min
1983
V 623 (In Storage)
Looks at the beneficial side of the high
technological advancement in the field
of broadcasting and raises issues
about FCC regulations.
High Noon
DVD
85 min
1952
DVD 924
Civic-minded marshal, on the verge of
retirement, defends a town of cowardly
citizens from a gang of vengeful
criminals. With Gary Cooper and
Grace Kelly. Theme sung by Tex Ritter.
DVD features include making-of
documentary, radio broadcast with Tex
Ritter, and interviews with Zinnemann
and producer Stanley Kramer. (b&w)
151
Higher Ground
DVD
112 min
2011
DVD 3672
Vera Farmiga directs and stars in this
drama, based on Carolyn S. Briggs’
memoir "This Dark World", about a
woman’s struggle between skepticism
and religious faith.
Hijacking Catastrophe: 9/11,
Fear and the Selling of
American Empire
DVD
64 min
2006
DVD 1051
Media Education Foundation
documentary places the Bush
Administration’s original justifications
for war in Iraq within the larger context
of a two-decade struggle by neoconservatives to dramatically increase
military spending while projecting
American power and influence globally
by means of force. Narrated by Julian
Bond, featuring interviews with
Pentagon whistleblower Lt. Colonel
Karen Kwiatkowski, Daniel Ellsberg,
Norman Mailer, Noam Chomsky, and
others.
Hill Street Blues: Season 1
DVD
850 min
1981
DVD 2124, DVD 3696
Airing from 1981 to 1987, Hill Street
Blues was one of the first TV series to
utilize an "ensemble drama" format in a
groundbreaking look at the lives of
cops and detectives at an urban police
precinct. With Daniel J. Travanti,
Barbara Babcock, Gerry Black, Michael
Conrad, Ed Marinaro, Robert
Hirschfeld, Jeffrey Tambor, and Lynne
Moody. Includes all 17 episodes from
the show’s first season in 3-disc set.
61 min
History of Rock n Roll
16MM
1940
F 185
An ace reporter wants to quit
journalism and get married, but her
editor and former husband convinces
her to postpone retirement to cover one
more story. Classic screwball comedy
from director Howard Hawkes. With
Cary Grant and Rosalind Russell.
DVD
578 min
2004
DVD 4057
10 episode documentary covering rock
’n’ roll history from its origins in the ’50s
to Lollapalooza in the ’90s, featuring
interviews with stars from Little Richard
to Bono, and covering early stars
during rock’s first golden age, the
British Invasion, the birth of soul, the
death of the folk troubadour as Dylan
went electric, the rise and fall of the
counterculture, guitar heroes, the split
personality of the 70s, the rise of punk,
and the reinvention of rock to
encompass MTV and festival mania in
the 90s. Narrated by Gary Busey.
Hispanics in the Media
VHS
44 min
1994
V 1708 (in storage)
Media professionals discuss their
experiences as Hispanics working in
broadcasting and film. With Geraldo
Rivera, director Moctesuma Esparza,
and producer David Valdez. Hosted by
Jimmy Smits.
History and Memory (For Akiko
and Takashige)
VHS
32 min
1991
V 1414
Uses family stories to document the
impact of World War II internment
camps on American Japanese families.
(b&w)
The History of Rock n Roll
VHS
560 min
1995
V 3020 A - I (in storage)
10 part series looks at the music that
has become a dominant influence on
popular culture: "Rock n Roll Explodes"
(V 3020 A), "Good Rockin’ Tonight"
(V3020 B), "Britain Invades, America
Fights Back" (V3020 C), "Plugging In"
(V3020 D), "The Sounds of Soul"
(V3030 E), "My Generation" (V3020 F),
"Guitar Heroes" (V3020 G), "The 70s:
Have a Nice Decade" (V3020 H),
"Punk" (V3020 I), "Up From the
Underground" (V3020 J).
A History of Violence
Hip - Hop: Beyond Beats &
Rhymes
DVD
DVD 2416
His Girl Friday
2006
The Hip-Hop Waltz of Eurydice
DVD
95 min
1996
DVD 1405
Filmed production of Iranian writer
Raza Abdoh’s play "The Hip-Hop Waltz
of Eurydice". (b&w)
Hiroshima Mon Amour
DVD
90 min
1959
DVD 373
French actress and Japanese architect
escape dark memories via an intense
affair in postwar Hiroshima. Alain
Resnais’ first feature film. With
Emmanuelle Riva and Eiji Okada.
(b&w)
Hiroshima: Why the Bomb Was
Dropped
VHS
70 min
1995
V1644 (in storage)
ABC News Special Report on how the
decision was made to drop the atom
bomb. Reported by Peter Jennings.
Umatic
32 min
1991
V 1408 (OS: 3/4)
Uses family stories and doumentary
footage to describe the impact of World
War II internment camps on generations
of Japanese Americans. (b&w)
DVD
96 min
2005
DV1609
This David Cronenberg film explores
the repercussions of violence and
heroism on a seemingly average family
from small-town Indiana. When Tom
courageously fends off two attackers in
a diner he is lionized as a hero, but new
revelations spark disturbing questions
about his past. Starring Viggo
Mortenson.
History of Advertising: Early TV
Commercials Volume 1
Hitch
History and Memory (For Akiko
and Takashige)
DVD
124 min
2004
DVD 2757
A collection of early television
commercials, short documentaries and
clips related to techniques of direct
selling, concept selling, and
nation-building made at the time.
History of Advertising: Early TV
Commercials Volume 2
DVD
131 min
DVD 2758
A collection of early television
commercials.
2004
His Girl Friday
DVD
92 min
1939
DVD 3084
This is the Columbia Pictures DVD–
much better quality than public domain
versions! Howard Hawks’ comedy,
adapted from the play "The Front Page.
With Cary Grant, Rosalind Russell, and
Ralph Bellamy. (b&w)
DVD
118 min
2005
DVD 1510
Hilarious and heartfelt romantic
comedy follows professional dating
consultant Will Smith as he uses his
knowledge to help New York City’s
lovelorn. While teaching awkward
client Kevin James how to romance the
girl of his dreams, he finds his own
suave skills put to the test when he falls
for beautiful gossip columnist Eva
Mendes. Can Smith utilize his own
advice to win her heart? With Amber
Valletta, Julie Ann Emery, Adam Arkin,
Michael Rapaport.(Summary from
Movies Unlimited website:
www.moviesunlimited.com)
Hitchcock
History of Advertising: General
1950-1970
DVD
118 min
2004
DVD 2756
A collection of television advertisments
from the 50s through 70s.
152
DVD
98 min
2012
DVD 4288
American biographical drama film
directed by Sacha Gervasi, based on
Stephen Rebello’s non-fiction book
Alfred Hitchcock and the Making of
Psycho. With Anthony Hopkins,Helen
Mirren, and Scarlett Johansson.
Hitchcock Masterpiece
Collection 1: Rope
DVD
DVD 1731 v.1
Four of Alfred Hitchcock’s films
including "Saboteur"(1942), "Shadow
of a Doubt"(1943), "Rope"(1948), and
"Rear Window"(1954).
Hitchcock Masterpiece
Collection 3: The Birds, Marnie,
Torn Curtain, Topaz
DVD
DVD 1731 v.3
Four Alfred Hitchcock films including
"The Birds"(1963), "Marnie"(1964),
"Torn Curtain"(1966), and
"Topaz"(1969).
Hitchcock Masterpiece
Collection 2: The Trouble with
Harry, The Man Who Knew Too
Much, Vertigo
DVD
DVD 1731 v.2
Four Alfred Hitchcock movies including
"The Trouble With Harry"(1955), "The
Man Who Knew Too Much"(1956),
"Vertigo"(1958).
Hitler
VHS
55 min
V 3091 (in storage)
Granada television documentary on
Adolf Hitler’s assault on Europe,
including footage of his meetings with
Chamberlain, Mussolini, and Stalin.
(b&w)
Hitman Hart: Wrestling with
Shadows
DVD
93 min
1998
DVD 3560
Documentary which follows World
Wrestling Federation superstar Bret
Hart during his last year in the WWF,
from his WWF Championship victory at
SummerSlam to his final match with
the company at Survivor Series on
November 9, 1997. 2-disc set includes
"The Life and Death of Owen Hart".
The Hoax
DVD
115 min
2006
DVD 1671
Richard Gere stars as Clifford Irving in
Lasse Hallstrom’s film about the man
who notoriously defrauded the
McGraw-Hill publishing house in the
early 1970s by selling the rights to an
"authorized autobiography" of reclusive
mogul Howard Hughes. As the con
unfolds, we find a sinister undercurrent
with clear connections to the story’s
sociopolitical context. Cast includes
Julie Delpy, Hope Davis, Marcia Gay
Harden, Stanley Tucci, and Alfred
Molina.
Hobson’s Choice
VHS
107 min
1953
V1273 (in storage)
Based on the play by Harold
Brighouse. A tyrannical London
shopowner tries to control the lives and
marriages of his three daughters. With
Charles Laughton, John Mills, Brenda
de Banzie. (b&w)
Holding Ground: The Rebirth of
Dudley Street
VHS
58 min
V 2303
Documentary on the grassroots
struggle to revitalize a Boston
neighborhood.
1996
The Hole
DVD
95 min
1998
DVD 621
Tsai Ming-liang’s futuristic story about
very bad weather in Taiwan, and the
results of an unfinished plumbing job.
With Yang Kuai-Mei and Lee KangSheng. Mandarin dialogue, English
subtitles.
HMS Pinafore and Trial By Jury
DVD
130 min
2005
DVD 4173
Opera Australia performance of HMS
Pinafore, Gilbert and Sullivan’s first fulllength satirical work and first major
international success, and Trial by Jury,
their first collaboration. With Anthony
Warlow, David Hobson, John Bolton
Wood and Colette Mann.
DVD
528 min
2013
DVD 4221
New adaptations of Shakespeare’s
tetralogy of history plays comprising
the ’Henriad’ produced for the BBC’s
2012 Cultural Olympiad: Richard II;
King Henry IV, Part 1; King Henry IV,
Part 2 and King Henry V. The plays
chronicle a continuous period in British
history from the end of the 14th century
to the aftermath of the Battle of
Agincourt in 1415, told through the
stories of three kings, and the rise and
fall of a dynasty. With Tom Hiddleston,
Jeremy Irons, and Ben
Whishaw.Together, the plays comprise
a story with recurring themes of power
struggles, redemption, family conflict
and betrayal. Bonus features include
"the Making of Richard II, Henry IV, and
Henry V" and "The Making of a King."
The Hollywood Censorship
Wars
VHS
50 min
1993
V3145 (in storage)
Traces the history of censorship in the
film industry.
Hollywood Directors and Their
Craft
VHS
80 min
1991
V 2205 (in storage)
Seven Hollywood directors–John
Badham, Clint Eastwood, John Flynn,
Delbert Mann, Abraham Polonsky,
Michael Schultz, and Robert Wise–
analyze their methods.
Hollywood Ending
Holiday
VHS
94 min
1938
V 3069 (in storage)
Man engaged to an heiress discovers
he is attracted to her sister. Film version
of play by Philip Barry. With Cary Grant
and Katharine Hepburn. (b&w)
Hitman Hart
VHS
95 min
1998
V 2030
Behind the scenes look at professional
wrestling, focusing on Bret Hart’s
struggle with Vince McMahon,
legendary owner of the WWF.
The hollow crown. Richard II,
Henry IV part 1, Henry IV part 2,
Henry V
A Hollis Frampton Odyssey
DVD
266 min
2012
DVD 3452
Includes 24 films by Hollis Frampton
from 1966-1979: Manual of Arms;
Process Red; Maxwell’s Demon;
Surface Tension; Carrots & Peas;
Lemon; Zorn’s Lemma; Hapax
Legomena– (nostalgia), Poetic Justice,
and Critical Mass; MAGELLEN
CYCLE– The Birth of Magellan:
Cadenza I Straits of Magellan: Pans 04 and 697-700 Ingenivm Nobis Ipsa
Pvella Fecit, Part I Megellan: At the
Gates of Death, Part I: The Red Gate
1, 0 Winter Solstice The Death of
Magellan: Gloria!
153
DVD
112 min
2002
DVD 1765
Woody Allen ponders the eternal
conflict between art and commerce in
the film industry in this comedy, which
stars Allen as a filmmaker whose career
has slipped from major productions to
minor TV commercials. With the help
of his ex-wife (Tea Leoni), the has-been
director gets another shot at the big
time, but a bout of psychosomatic
blindness threatens his comeback.
With Treat Williams, Debra Messing,
Mark Rydell and George Hamilton.
Hollywood on Parade:
Cavalcade of Comedy
VHS
V 1830 (in storage)
Classic shorts from Paramount
Studios, produced 1929-31, featuring
Burns & Allen, Jack Benny, Eddie
Cantor, and George Jessel. (b&w)
Hollywood on Parade: Robert
Benchley and the Knights of the
Algonquin.
VHS
86 min
V 1831
Nine rare short films featuring American
satirist Robert Benchley, and two other
literary wits, Donald Ogden Stewart
and Alexander Woollcott. (b&w)
Hollywood on Parade: Studio
Snapshots
VHS
101 min
V 1832 (in storage)
Hollywood newsreels offering "candid"
glimpses of Hollywood stars on and off
the studio soundstages. Featuring
Cary Grant, Gary Cooper, Mary
Pickford, Bela Lugosi, and many
others. Also includes some musical
comedy shorts. (b&w)
Hollywood on Trial
DVD
100 min
1976
DVD 3807
Documentary on the history of the UnAmerican Activities Committee (HUAC)
Congressional hearings in October,
1947, and on the Hollywood Ten, the
first ten Hollywood personalities
subpoened, who refused to cooperate,
claiming their First Amendment rights,
and were jailed as a result. Narrated by
John Huston.
Hollywood on Trial
Hollywood, Program 3: Single
Beds and Double Standards
Hollywood, Program 10: The
Man with the Megaphone
VHS
52 min
1980
V 608C
The impact of the Fatty Arbuckle case
on the film industry, reflected in the Will
Hays production code. With excerpts
from "Coney Island" (1917), "The Ten
Commandments" (1923), and "A
Woman of Affairs" (1928). Narrated by
James Mason. (b&w)
VHS
52 min
1980
V 608J
(Hollywood). A look at the silent film
directors - pioneers who invented the
art of film direction as they went along.
With excerpts from F.W. Murnau’s
"Sunrise" (1927), and King Vidor’s "The
Crowd" (1928). (b&w)
Hollywood, Program 4:
Hollywood Goes to War
VHS
52 min
1980
V 608D (in storage)
The outbreak of World War I provided
Hollywood with one of its greatest
sources of plots - and profits. As the
American mood shifted away from
neutrality, Hollywood followed,
abandoning films with pacifist themes
for stories of war at the front. With
excerpts from "Hearts of the World",
"What Price Glory", and "Wings."
(b&w)
Hollywood, Program 5: Hazard
of the Game
VHS
52 min
1980
V 608E (in storage)
Legendary stuntmen Yakima Canutt,
Harvey Parry, Bob Rose, and Paul
Malvern reveal the tricks of their trade.
With footage from "Play Safe" (1923),
"The Black Pirate" (1926), and "Lilac
Time" (1928). (b&w)
VHS
90 min
1989
V 1212
Story of the "Hollywood Ten" who, in
1947, would not cooperate when
accused by the United States
government of Communist loyalties.
Narrated by John Huston, with
appearances by Zero Mostel, Otto
Preminger, Ronald Reagan, Martin
Ritt, and others.
Hollywood, Program 6:
Swanson & Valentino
Hollywood, Program 1: The
Pioneers
Hollywood, Program 8: Comedy,
a Serious Business
VHS
52 min
1980
V 608A
Includes rare footage and excerpts
from Wings (1927), The Wind (1928),
Noah’s Ark (1928), and, in early
Technicolor, The Black Pirate (1926);
interviews with Lillian Gish, Dolores
Costello, Blanche Sweet, Jackie
Coogan, King Vidor, and more. (b&w)
Hollywood, Program 2: In the
Beginning
VHS
52 min
1980
V 608B
In 1900, Hollywood was a peaceful
village with sheep, goats and pigs
wandering along its dusty streets.
Then filmmakers arrived in search of
permanent sunshine, and changed the
town forever. (b&w)
VHS
52 min
1980
V 608F (in storage)
The stories of two stars who
personified Hollywood. Includes
excerpts from "Queen Kelly" (1928)
and "The Sheik" (1921), and interviews
with Gloria Swanson and Alberto
Valentino, the star’s brother. (b&w)
VHS
52 min
1980
V 608H
Four box office rivals–Harold Lloyd,
Buster Keaton, Harry Langdon, and
Charlie Chaplin–battled for the title of
King of Hollywood Comedy. With
excerpts from "Making a Living" (1913),
"Luke’s Movie Muddle" (1916), and
"The General." (1926) (b&w)
Hollywood, Program 9: Out
West
VHS
52 min
1980
V 608I (In Storage)
The Old West was still there when the
movies arrived. Cowboys and outlaws
saw a heaven-sent chance to relive
their youth–and get paid for it–by
working in films. Looks at Wild West
showman William Cody, Tom Mix, and
William S. Hart. (b&w)
154
Hollywood, Program 11: Trick of
the Light
VHS
52 min
1980
V 608K
(Hollywood). Looks at the work of the
early cameramen, including excerpts
from "Intolerance" (1916), and "The
Hunchback of Notre Dame" (1926).
Eleventh in the Thames Television
Series. (b&w)
Hollywood, Program 12: Star
Treatment
VHS
52 min
1980
V 608L
The Hollywood Star system, with John
Gilbert as a case study of how the
system could make, or break, a star.
Includes excerpts from "The Merry
Widow" (1925), "The Big Parade"
(1925), and "Flesh and the Devil"
(1926), and interviews with Louice
Brooks, King Vidor, and others. (b&w)
Hollywood, Program 13: End of
an Era
VHS
52 min
1980
V 608M
The emergence of talking pictures, and
the decline of the art of silent
filmmaking. Excerpts from "The Jazz
Singer" (1927), "Lilac Time" (1928),
and "Anna Christie" (1930). (b&w)
Hollywood Revels
VHS
58 min
1947
V 2272 (in storage)
Burlesque show from the Follies
Theatre in Los Angeles, with Aleene
Dupree, Lotus Wing, and Hillary Dawn,
featuring music composed and
conducted by Billy Rose. (b&w)
Hollywood Rhythm: Blue
Melodies
VHS
83 min
V 1836
Paramount musical shorts featuring
legends of jazz and blues, including
Duke Ellington, Bessie Smith, Billie
Holiday, and Bing Crosby. (b&w)
Hollywood Rhythm: Jazz
Cocktails
VHS
78 min
V 1835
Paramount musical shorts (1929-1941)
featuring Duke Ellington’s "Black and
Tan Fantasy", Cab Calloway’s "Hi-DeHo", Fats Waller’s "Ain’t Misbehavin’",
and Ginger Rogers in "Office Blues".
(b&w)
Hollywood Rhythm: Rhapsodies
in Black and Blue
The Holy Mountain
VHS
82 min
V 1837 (in storage)
Paramount musical shorts, including
"Rhapsody in Black and Blue" with
Louis Armstrong, "Singapore Sue" with
Cary Grant,and "Musical Doctor" with
Rudy Vallee and Mae Questrel, as well
as 5 others shot at Paramount’s New
York studio 1930-32. (b&w)
DVD
105 min
1926
DVD 880
German silent feature, starring Leni
Riefenstahl (who would go on to direct
the Nazi propaganda films Triumph of
the Will and Olympia) as a dancer who
seeks the man of her dreams in the
German Alps. Louis Trenker and
Eernst Petersen play the men who
compete for her affection. Written and
directed by Arnold Fanck.
Hollywood Rhythms: Radio
Rhythms
Home Economics: A
Documentary of Suburbia
VHS
86 min
V 1834 (in storage)
Paramount musical short subjects
featuring emerging radio stars whose
cinematic talents were tested, including
Bing Crosby and Rudy Vallee. Also
features Ruth Etting, Helen Kane,
Lillian Roth, Hoagy Carmichael, and
Betty Boop with her "voice", Mae
Questel. (b&w)
Hollywood Shuffle
VHS
81 min
1987
V 498
Comedy about being a black actor, cowritten, directed, produced, and acted
by Robert Townsend. With Ivory
Wayans and Ann-Marie Johnson.
Hollywood Steps Out
16MM
7 min
1938
F 215
Looney Tune satire on Hollywood.
Hollywood’s Favorite Heavy:
Businessmen on Prime Time TV
VHS
27 min
1988
V 515 (In Storage)
Explores the idea that television has
created a corporate villain stereotype.
With excerpts from night-time soaps,
and interviews with producers and
writers.
Holocaust
DVD
589 min
1978
DVD 2668
Meryl Streep stars in this fictional
account of two families in Hitler’s
Germany between 1935-1945. Inge
(Streep) watches as her family is torn
apart and strewn across a bombed
landscape, while the Dorf family joins
the war effort, with Erik Dorf (Michael
Moriarty) penetrating to the heart of the
despised SS. This dramatic series won
eight Emmy Awards.
Holy Ghost People
VHS
52 min
1968
V1303
Report on a small Pentecostal
congregation in West Virginia whose
fundamentalist beliefs encourage the
Biblical teaching of speaking in tongues
and handling serpents. Includes
scenes of a church service. (b&w)
VHS
47 min
1993
V 2249 (in storage)
Suburban homeowners talk about the
complex realities of life in Antelope
Valley, a Los Angeles suburb, in the
1990s.
Home from the Hill
DVD
150 min
1960
DVD 4075
Adaptation of William Humphrey’s epic
novel, directed by Vincente Minnelli
and starring Robert Mitchum, Eleanor
Parker, George Peppard, George
Hamilton, Everett Sloane, and Luana
Patten.
Home From the Hill
VHS
151 min
1959
V 1947 (in storage)
Robert Mitchum, George Hamilton, and
George Peppard in saga of wealthy
family in a small Texas town.
The Homecoming
DVD
114 min
1973
DVD 940
American Film Theatre adaptation of
Harold Pinter’s play, directed by Peter
Hall. Paul Rogers, Cyril Cusak, Terence
Rigby, and Ian Holm are the seriously
dysfunctional all-male household, into
which the prodigal son played by Ian
Holm introduces his new wife (Vivien
Merchant). DVD includes interview with
cinematographer David Watkin, and an
essay by critic Michael Feingold,
"Harold Pinter and the Homecoming."
Homeland: The Complete First
Season
DVD
664 min
2011
DVD 3525
Marine Sergeant Nicholas Brody
returns home eight years, after going
missing in Iraq. Carrie Mathison, a
driven CIA officer, suspects he might
be plotting an attack on America.
Homeland:Four Portraits of
Native Action
DVD
89 min
2005
DVD 1092
Documentary on Native American
activists who are fighting to protect
Indian lands from environmental
threats. Featuring Gail Small, Northern
Cheyenne,(Montana), Evon Peter,
Gwich’in (Alaska), Mitchell and Rita
Capitan, Eastern Navajo (New Mexico),
and Barry Dana, Penobscot (Maine).
155
Homeland; Complete Second
Season
DVD
629 min
2012
DVD 3796
Second season of the drama-thriller TV
series developed by Howard Gordon
and Alex Gansa, based on the Israeli
series Hatufim (English title: Prisoners
of War) created by Gideon Raff. With
Claire Danes as Carrie Mathison, a
Central Intelligence Agency officer with
bipolar disorder, and Damian Lewis as
Nicholas Brody, a United States Marine
Corps Scout Sniper. Special features
include "The Border: A Prologue to
Season Three", a super 8 film diary by
Damien Lewis, "Return to the
Homeland: Filming in Israel", and "The
Choice: The Making of the Season
Finale."
Homeland The Complete Third
Season
DVD
616 min
2013
DVD 4129
4 disc set of Homeland Season Three
with Claire Danes and Mandy Patinkin.
The Homesman
DVD
122 min
2014
DVD 4759
Period drama set in the 1850s
Midwest, produced and directed by
Tommy Lee Jones, based on the 1988
novel of the same name by Glendon
Swarthout. The film stars Jones and
Hilary Swank and features Meryl
Streep, Hailee Steinfeld, John Lithgow,
and James Spader.
Homicide: Life on the Street:
The Complete Season 6
DVD
1997
DVD 883
Six-disc collection of 22 episodes, 18
hours total. Includes the three-part
"Blood Ties", "Subway", "Mercy", and
the two- part "Fallen Heroes." DVD
features include documentary, and
commentary with writer James
Yoshimura and director Gary Fleder on
"The Subway."
The Honeymooners: "Classic 39
Episodes"
DVD
480 min
1955
DVD 658
5 disc collection of all 39 episodes of
the classic TV comedy, starring Jackie
Gleason, Art Carney, Audrey
Meadows, and Joyce Randolph.
Includes Honeymooners Anniversary
Special, and original series opening
and closings. (b&w)
The Honeymooners Hidden
Episodes
VHS
60 min
1985
V 274
Three episodes from the popular 50’s
sitcom. The adventures of the
Kramdens and Nortons include:
"Lettter to the Boss", "Suspense", and
"Dinner Guest". (b&w)
The Honeymooners: The Lost
Episodes, Volume 13
DVD
97 min
1952
DVD 317
Four episodes from the classic TV
comedy with Jackie Gleason, Audrey
Meadows, Art Carney, and Joyce
Randolph: "Hot Dog Stand," "Alice
Plays Cupid", "Jellybeans", and
"Cottage for Sale." (b&w)
The Honeymooners: The Lost
Episodes, Volume 16
DVD
94 min
1952
DVD 318
Four episodes from the classic TV
comedy starring Jackie Gleason,
Audrey Meadows, Art Carney, and
Joyce Randolph: "Boys and Girls
Together", "Anniversary Gift", "Pickles",
and "This is Your Life." (b&w)
Hooked on Comix: Life on the
Cutting Edge of an All-American
Artform
DVD
60 min
1994
DVD 1644A
HOOKED ON COMIX showcases
some of the greatest secondgeneration-underground or alternative/
contemporary cartoonists working
today. Featured cartoonists include
Peter Bagge (Hate), Donna Barr,
Daniel Clowes (Eightball), R.L. Crabb,
Chester Brown (Yummy Fur), Julie
Doucet (Dirty Plotte), Dennis Eichhorn
(Real Stuff), Mary Fleener, Roberta
Gregory (Bitchy Bitch), Gilbert
Hernandez, Jaime Hernandez (Love &
Rockets), and Carel Moiseiwitsch.
Hooked on Comix: Volume 2
DVD
30 min
2002
DVD 1644B
The new HOOKED ON COMIX offers a
rare glimpse at six cutting-edge
cartoonists talking about their lives,
their work, and the comics scene.
Featured cartoonists include Chris
Ware (Rusty Brown, Acme Novelty
Library), Jessica Abel (Artbabe),
Archer Prewitt (Sof’ Boy), Ivan Brunetti
(Schizo), Cherise Mericle (Eye Spy),
and Terry LaBan (Eno & Plum).
Hoop Dreams
VHS
176 min
1994
DVD 4519, V1241
Follows the lives of two high school
students from inner-city Chicago,
William Gates and Arthur Agee, over a
five year period as they pursue their
dreams of playing professional
basketball. The film raises a number of
issues concerning race, social class,
economic division, education, and
values in the U.S. Criterion Collection
DVD includes audio commentaries,
and a booklet with essays by John
Edgar Wideman and Alexander Wolff.
Hop
DVD
DVD 3429
104 min
2002
Hotel Rwanda
Hope and Glory
DVD
DVD 1651
113 min
1987
Hopi: Songs of the Fourth
World
VHS
58 min
1983
V 677
Examines the intergration of art,
spirituality, and daily life in the Hopi
Native American culture. Narrated by
Ronnie Gilbert.
Horse Thief
VHS
88 min
1987
V 2158 (in storage)
Tian Zhuangzhuang’s story of a horse
thief driven from his tribe in Tibet who is
forced to live in isolation with his family.
With Tseshang Rigzin and Dan Jiji.
DVD
122 min
2004
DVD 1195
Terry George’s powerful film, based on
the experiences of hotel manager Paul
Rusesabagina, played by Don
Cheadle. Rusesabagina used his job,
contacts, and intelligence to protect
1200 members of the Tutsi tribe from
the genocide that took place in Rwanda
in 1994.
Hotel Terminus: The Life and
Times of Klaus Barbie
VHS
267 min
1989
V 720, v1 & v2
Documentary by Marcel Ophuls on the
40-year hunt for Nazi criminal Klaus
Barbie, a hunt initiated by governments
that later protected him. (b&w)
Horsefeathers
VHS
67 min
1932
V 662
Parody of college life with the funloving president of Huxley College
(Groucho Marx) wooing a floozie
(Thelma Todd), who is secretly trying to
rig the big football game between
Huxley and archrival Darwin U. (b&w)
The Horse’s Mouth
DVD
dvd1080
95 min
Houdini: The Life of the World’s
Greatest Escapologist
VHS
60 min
V 2262 (in storage)
Exploration of Houdini’s career as a
magician, illusionist, and spiritualist, as
well as his fascination with death.
Begins with a seance at Niagra Falls,
the scene of some of Houdini’s most
celebrated feats.
1958
Hour of the Star
The Horse’s Mouth
VHS
95 min
1958
V 1498 (In Storage)
British comedy based on the novel by
Joyce Cary. Alec Guinness plays a
nonconformist painter. Guinness also
wrote the screenplay. With Kay Walsh
and Renee Houston.
DVD
96 min
1986
DVD 2053
The tragi-comic film by Suzana Amaral,
winner at the Berlin Film Festival,
based on a novel by Clarice Lispector.
Tells the story of a young girl who
comes to Sao Paolo from the provinces
to find work and love. In Portuguese
with English subtitles.
The Host
DVD
119 min
2006
DVD 1673
A giant, slimy, shape-shifting creature
rises from the Han River and attacks
an onlooking mass, seizes a young
girl(Ko Ah-sung), and plunges back into
the depths. The government tries to
quarantine the victims by claiming the
monster is carrying a virus unleashed
by the American military. Nevertheless,
the girl’s family escapes and embarks
on a quest to save her...or what’s left of
her. In Korean and English with English
subtitles.
Hotel Paradiso
VHS
96 min
1966
V 3451
Comedy directed by Peter Glenville
and based on the play L’Hôtel du libre
échange by Maurice Desvallières and
Georges Feydeau. Alec Guinness
reprises the role he had played in the
London, West End theatre production,
alongside Martita Hunt,Gina
Lollobrigida, Irene Worth, Frank
Pettingell, Kenneth Williams, and Billie
Whitelaw.
156
Hour of the Star
VHS
96 min
1987
V 384 (in storage)
A young woman from the Brazilian
countryside moves to the city of San
Paolo. She relies on her fantasies to
deal with the realities of urban poverty.
The Inmar Bergman Collection:
Hour of the Wolf
DVD
93 min
1968
DVD 1611
A painter and his pregnant wife move
to a secluded island, where they are
haunted by visions. With Max von
Sydow and Liv Ullmann. (b&w)
Hour of the Wolf
VHS
88 min
1968
V 3198 (in storage)
A painter and his pregnant wife move
to a secluded island, where they are
haunted by visions. With Max von
Sydow and Liv Ullmann. (b&w)
The Hours
House of Flying Daggers
House: Season One
DVD
114 min
2002
DVD 4472
British-American drama directed by
Stephen Daldry, starring Meryl Streep,
Julianne Moore, Nicole Kidman, and
Ed Harris. David Hare’s screenplay is
based on Michael Cunningham’s 1999
Pulitzer Prize-winning novel of the
same title. With Nicole Kidman, Meryl
Streep, and Julianne Moore.
DVD
119 min
2004
DVD 1293
Set in 859 AD, Zhang Yimou’s film
follows a pair of lawmen (Andy Lau and
Takeshi Kaneshiro) as they attempt to
uncover a revolutionary faction called
the Flying Daggers. The captains enlist
the help of a beautiful dancer (Zhang
Ziyi) whose father is a member of the
faction, and she agrees to help after
falling deeply in love with one of her
protectors. In Mandarin with English
subtitles.
DVD
192 min
2005
DVD 4016
the Media Librarian’s favorite TV
show!!!!
The House is Black
DVD
22 min
1962
DVD 1444
The first and only film by Iranian poet
Forough Farrokhzad. Looks at the lives
and bodies of people afflicted with
leprosy. Includes booklet with essays
by Chris Marker, and two short films by
Moshen Makhmalbaf: "The School
That Was Blown Away" and "Images
from the Qajar Dynasty" (1992.) (b&w)
House of Bamboo
DVD
102 min
1955
DVD 4081
Robert Ryan, Robert Stack, and
Shirley Yamaguchi in film noir filmed on
location in Japan.
The House of Bernarda Alba
DVD
103 min
1987
DVD 1741
Based on the play by Federico Garcia
Lorca, Mario Camus’ film tells the story
of a cold-blooded provincial widow and
her five adult daughters. Bernarda
(Irene Gutirrez Caba) rules her wealthy
household with an iron fist. After the
death of their father, Bernarda locks
her daughters in the house for an eightyear mourning period, acquiescing only
to the courtship of her eldest, Angustias
(Enriqueta Caballeira), by Pepe el
Romano, a mysterious nobleman. In
Spanish with English subtitles.
House of Cards
DVD
220 min
1990
DVD 4091
BBC political thriller TV mini-series in
four episodes, set after the end of
Margaret Thatcher’s tenure as Prime
Minister of the United Kingdom,
originally televised from 18 November
to 9 December 1990. Adapted by
Andrew Davies from a novel written by
Michael Dobbs, a former Chief of Staff
at Conservative Party headquarters,
the story focuses on Francis Urquhart,
a villain who aims to destroy his political
rivals one by one. With Ian Richardson.
House of Games
VHS
102 min
1987
V 896
Lindsay Crouse as a psychiatrist, and
Joe Mantegna as the con man who
draws her into a dangerous underworld.
The House of Usher
DVD
81 min
2007
DVD 1650
The essentials of Poe’s short story are
brought up to date in this chiller from
Aussie director Hayley Cloake. In the
middle of the night, beach blonde Jill
(Izabella Miko) gets a call about the
death of a former friend, Maddy Usher.
She travels to the Usher’s imposing
family estate for the funeral, and there
she reconnects with her ex-boyfriend
Roderick (Austin Nichols), Maddy’s
brother. Disregarding the
groundskeeper’s cryptic warnings and
the eerie occurrences, Jill decides to
stick around for Rick’s affections and
the immense mansion.
House of Wax
VHS
88 min
1953
V1229
Vincent Price plays a renowned wax
sculptor gone very bad. With Charles
Bronson and Carolyn Jones.
House on Haunted Hill
DVD
93 min
1999
DVD 4683
Remake of the 50’s thriller. Eccentric
amusement park owner hosts a bizarre
party for his wife in an abandoned
asylum for the criminally insane. With
Geoffrey Rush, Taye Diggs, and Peter
Gallagher.
House on Haunted Hill/Last Man
on Earth
DVD
161 min
DVD 489
House on Haunted Hill (1958, 75 min).
Vincent Price plays the owner of a
crumbling mansion, who offers a group
of people $10,000 each if they will
spend the night there. Directed by
William Castle. Last Man on Earth
(1964, 86 min.) Vincent Price plays the
only man unaffected by a plague that
turns the earth’s population into a
society of vampires. Directed by
Ubaldo Ragona. (b&w)
157
Housekeeping
DVD
116 min
1988
DVD 3877
Bill Forsyth’s film adaptation of
Marilynne Robinson’s novel, set in the
Pacific Northwest during the 1950’s,
about two young sisters who wind up
living with their unconventional Aunt
Sylvie. With Sara Walker, Adrea
Burchill, and Christine Lahti.
How Arnold Won the West
DVD
80 min
2004
DVD 758
Alex Cooke’s documentary that looks
at the circus-like atmosphere
surrounding the 2003 recall of
California Governor Gray Davis, and
the resulting election. Traces the
campaign if strongman/ action hero
Arnold Schwarzenegger and the 134
other candidates, including actors, porn
stars, and seasoned politicians, who
took part in the gubernatorial race.
DVD extras include behind the scene
campaign footage, adult star Mary
Carey’s exotic campaign ad.
How Consumers Decide
DVD
23 min
2007
DV1597
This short program focuses on the
powers of persuasion and
subconscious advertising utilized by
advertisers today.
Understanding Learning
Disabilities: How Difficult Can
This Be? The F.A.T. City
Workshop
DVD
70 min
DVD 2376
Presented by Richard D. Lavoie
2004
How Green Was My Valley
DVD
118 min
1941
DVD 4636
John Ford’s film version of the 1939
Richard Llewellyn novel of the same
name,featuring Walter Pidgeon,
Maureen O’Hara, Anna Lee, Donald
Crisp, and Roddy McDowall, about a
man looking back on his life as a boy in
a small Welsh mining town. (b&w)
How Green Was My Valley
DVD
118 min
1941
DVD 774
Story of a family’s daily struggles in a
small Welsh mining town, based on the
novel by Richard Llewellyn. With
Roddy McDowall, Donald Crisp, and
Sara Allgood. (b&w)
How I Met Your Mother: Season
1
DVD
482 min
2005
DVD 2530
CBS sitcom created by Craig Thomas
and Carter Bays, about a young man’s
quest to find true love. Starring Neil
Patrick Harris, Alyson Hannigan, and
Jason Segal.
How I Met Your Mother: Season
2
DVD
521 min
2006
DVD 2531
3 discs include all 22 episodes of the
CBS sitcom’s second season. Bonus
features include commentaries on
seven episodes. Starring Neil Patrick
Harris, Jason Segel, Alyson Hannigan,
Josh Radnor and narrated by Bob
Sagat.
How I Met Your Mother: Season
3
DVD
429 min
2007
DVD 2532
3 disc collection of the CBS sitcom’s
third season. Bonus features include
commentaries on seven episodes,
Series Retrospective (2:42), Lily &
Marshall’s Honeymoon Videos (10:37),
Cast Favorites (4:59), Behind the
Scenes of "We’re Not From Here"
(5:43), six "How It Really Happened"
scenes (8:33), and two music videos:
Marshall Eriksen’s "You Just Got
Slapped" (1:52) and Robin Sparkles’
"Sandcastles in the Sand" (3:39).
How I Met Your Mother: Season
4
DVD
513 min
2008
DVD 2533
3 disc set includes all 24 episodes of
the CBS sitcom’s Season 4. Bonus
features include commentaries on four
episodes and A Night With Your
Mother: Academy of Television Arts &
Sciences Panel Discussion.
How I Met Your Mother: Season
5
DVD
DVD 3335
558 min
How to Survive a Plague
DVD
88 min
2015
DV4773
2015 Peabody Award-winning
documentary directed by Alexandra
Shiva. The film follows a group of
autistic teenagers in Columbus, Ohio
preparing for their first spring formal.
DVD
109 min
2012
DVD 3983, DVD 4609, DVD 4610
Documentary about two coalitions–
ACT UP and TAG (Treatment Action
Group)–whose activism and innovation
turned AIDS from a death sentence
into a manageable condition. Despite
having no scientific training, these selfmade activists infiltrated the
pharmaceutical industry and helped
identify promising new drugs, moving
them from experimental trials to
patients in record time. With access to
never-before-seen archival footage
from the 1980s and ’90s, filmmaker
David France puts the viewer in the
middle of the controversial actions,
meetings, the heartbreaking failures,
and the exultant breakthroughs.
How to Draw a Bunny
DVD
90 min
2002
DVD 636
Documentary on artist and
underground icon Ray Johnson. A
contemporary of Merce Cunningham
and Jasper Johns, he played a role in
the development of performance art,
and his mysterious death in 1995 left
many wondering if this was a final
"performance." Interviews with Roy
Lichtenstein, Christo, Chuck Close, and
others.
How to Get Away with Murder.
The Complete First Season
DVD
645 min
2015
DVD 4463
First season of the American television
series that premiered on ABC on
September 25, 2014, created by Peter
Nowalk, produced by Shonda Rhimes
and distributed by ABC Studios. Viola
Davis stars as a law professor at a
prestigious Philadelphia university.
How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days
DVD
115 min
2003
Romantic comedy directed by Donald
Petrie, starring Kate Hudson and
Matthew McConaughey, based on a
short cartoon book of the same name
by Michele Alexander and Jeannie
Long. A "How-to" magazine columnist
agrees to write a first-hand account
about how to alienate a romantic
partner in 10 days.
2010
How to Make a Monster
How I Met Your Mother: Season
6
DVD
DVD 3336
How to Dance in Ohio
558 min
2010
How Tasty was my Little
Frenchman
DVD
80 min
1971
DVD 4674
Brazilian black comedy about a French
explorer captured in 1594 by an
Amazon tribe, who tries to befriend his
captors. Almost all the dialogue in the
film was written in the Tupi language,
and the actors who portrayed the
Tupinambas wore historically correct
attire.
VHS
72 min
1958
V 1722 (in storage)
Make-up man gone bad turns teenage
stars into murderers. Features behindthe-scenes color at American
International. With Robert H. Harris,
Gary Clarke, and Gary Conway. (b&w)
How to Prevent a Nuclear War
VHS
32 min
1987
V 524 (in storage)
People from various backgrounds talk
about the ways they have chosen to
work for the elimination of nuclear
weapons.
158
How to Write a Program in
Basic: A Step-By-Step Guide
VHS
75 min
1985
V 225A (in storage)
Designed to teach students BASIC
statements and commands, and how to
combine them effectively in a program.
Howard Zinn You Can’t Be
Neutral on a Moving Train
DVD
78 min
2004
DVD 1945
The life and times of Howard Zinn: the
historian, activist, and author of several
classics including "A Peoples History of
the United States". Archival footage,
and commentary by friends, colleagues
and Zinn himself.
Howards End
DVD
143 min
1992
DVD 3073
A businessman thwarts his wife’s
bequest of an estate to another
woman. Based on the novel by EM
Forrester. Starring Emma Thompson,
Helena Bonham Carter, Vanessa
Redgrave and Anthony Hopkins.
Howl
DVD
84 min
2010
DVD 2993
As Alan Ginsberg talks about his life
and art, his most famous poem is
illustrated in animation while the
obscenity trial of the work is
dramatized. Starring James Franco,
Mary-Louise Parker and Jon Hamm.
How’s Your News?
VHS
82 min
2001
V 2222 (in storage)
A traveling news team grew out of a
video workshop at Camp Jabberwocky,
a camp for disabled adults. This film is
the result of their tour of Nashville,
Arkansas, the Grand Canyon, and
other American sites.
How’s Your News?
Human Nature
Humoresque
DVD
82 min
1999
DVD 1988
Five outgoing reporters with mental
and physical disabilities hit the road,
traveling coast to coast in a handpainted RV, interviewing everyone they
meet. Follow the news team as they
explore honky-tonk bars in Nashville,
alligator farms in Arkansas, the Grand
Canyon and the wild streets of
America’s cities and towns.
DVD
96 min
2001
DVD 1760
Primitive and civilized society and
sexual drives collide in this comedy
written by Charlie Kaufman (Being
John Malkovich). Tim Robbins and
Patricia Arquette play scientists who try
to study a man raised in the wild, only
to find their own peculiarities under the
microscope. Rhys Ifans co-stars.
DVD
125 min
1946
DVD 2290
A classical musician from the slums is
sidetracked by his love for a wealthy,
neurotic socialite. With Joan Crawford
and John Garfield.
Hud
DVD
DVD 3221
(b&w)
111 min
1963
The Hudson River and Its
Painters
VHS
57 min
1987
V 2411 (in storage)
Explores the life and work of the artists
of the Hudson River School, midnineteenth century painters who were
inspired by the romantic wilderness of
the Hudson River Valley.
The Hudsucker Proxy
DVD
111 min
1999
DVD 55
Coen Brothers Capra and Sturgesinfluenced comedy about a nerdy mail
clerk elevated to corporation president
by a shifty corporate executive. With
Tim Robbins, Jennifer Jason Leigh,
and Paul Newman.
Hughes’ Dream Harlem
VHS
61 min
2002
V 3399 (in storage)
Documentary explores the relationship
of Langston Hughes’ poetry and the
contemporary spoken-word movement.
Narration and commentary by Ossie
Davis, Ruby Dee, poet Sonia Sanchez,
and music industry’s Damon Dash.
Hugo
DVD
126 min
2011
DVD 4859
Based on the book The Invention of
Hugo Cabret by Brian Selznick, this
historical adventure film tells the story
of a boy who lives alone in the Gare
Montparnasse railway station in Paris
in the 1930s. With Asa Butterfield, Ben
Kingsley, and Chloë Grace Moretz.
Directed by Martin Scorsese. DVD
includes "Shoot the Moon: The Making
of Hugo."
The Human Body: Respiratory
System
VHS
13 min
1980
V 983
Locates and describes the organs of
the respiratory system and shows in
animation and live action the mechanics
of ventilation and the physics of
diffusion between aveoli and capillaries.
Illustrates the effect on the respiratory
system of varying needs for oxygen and
the function of the system in providing
oxygen and eliminating carbon dioxide.
Human Origins: A Walk
Through Time
VHS
30 min
1992
V 1613 (in storage)
Shows the gradual evolutionary
changes that led to the development of
bidpedalism and the opposable thumb,
the differences in bone structure of
apes and humans, and discusses
evidence that two or more species of
hominids coexisted.
Human Remains
VHS
30 min
V 2136 (in storage)
Investigates the nature of evil by
uncovering mundane details about the
private lives of the 20th century’s most
infamous men, including Hitler and
Mussolini.
Human Speech: Acoustics
DVD
36 min
2002
DVD 430
Animation demonstrating the principles
of acoustics interacting with the shape
of the vocal tract to create language’s
vowels and consonants.
Human Speech: Articulation
The Hunchback of Notre Dame
DVD
91 min
1996
DVD 374
Disney Studio’s animated version of
Victor Hugo’s classic adds music to the
story of Quasimodo, the deformed
bellringer of Notre Dame, and the
gypsy girl Esmeralda. With the voices
of Tom Hulce, Demi Moore, and Kevin
Kline. Score by Alan Menken and
Stephen Schwartz.
The Hunchback of Notre Dame
16MM
100 min
F4
Story of Quasimodo, the deformed bellringer who falls in love with the gypsy
girl Esmerelda. (b&w)
The Hunchback of Notre Dame
(1923)
DVD
110 min
1923
DVD 369
First film version of Victor Hugo’s novel
about deformed bellringer Quasimodo’s
doomed love for the gypsy Esmeralda.
With Lon Chaney and Patsy Ruth Miller.
Directed by Wallace Worsley. (b&w)
The Hunchback of Notre Dame
(1939)
DVD
30 min
2002
DVD 428
Combination of digitally-enhanced
images from MRI and cinemafluoroscopy with 3-D animation creates
visualization of human articulation.
DVD
117 min
1939
DVD 372
Charles Laughton stars in classic
period drama, the first sound version of
Victor Hugo’s novel. With Maureen
O’Hara as Esmeralda. Directed by
William Dieterle. (b&w)
Human Speech: The
Source-Filter Theory
Hunger
DVD
27 min
2002
DVD 429
3-D animation introducing the sourcefilter theory, and providing a
visualization of physical voice
production.
Human Traffic
DVD
84 min
1999
DVD 1819
A group of British youths, stuck in
dead-end jobs, live for the weekend
nightlife, where their lives joyfully erupt
into a music and drug-fueled party that
only ends when the Ecstasy wears off
and the work week approaches.
Humanoids From the Deep
DVD
82 min
1980
DVD 1645
Vic Morrow and Doug McClure star in
this gory sci-fi thriller about humanoid
salmon-like ecological mutants that
terrorize a sleepy fishing village and
bother bikinied women.
159
DVD
96 min
2008
DV4327
Criterion edition of Steve McQueen’s
film about Irish republican Bobby
Sands’ 1981 prison hunger strike. With
Michael Fassbender, Liam
Cunningham, and Liam McMahon.
Special features include "the Provos’
Last Card?", a 1981 episode of the
BBC program Panorama, about the
hunger strikes in Northern Ireland’s
Maze prison in 1981.
The Hunger Games
DVD
142 min
2012
DVD 3507
Film adaptation of Suzanne Collins’
science fiction novel about a dystopian
post-apocalyptic future in the nation of
Panem. With Jennifer Lawrence.
Extras include "Game Maker: Suzanne
Collins and The Hunger Games
Phenomenon", "Letters from the Rose
Garden", and "Marketing Archive."
The Hungry Eye: Walker Evans
Hyenas
I am Cuba
DVD
15 min
2000
DVD 966
Curator Jeff Rosenheim and Evans’
friend William Christenberry discuss
the photographer’s life and work,
including a look at his collaboration
with James Agee on "Let Us Now
Praise Famous Men." A McNeil-Lehrer
NewsHour segment with
correspondent Ray Suarez.
VHS
113 min
1992
V 2246 (in storage)
Djibril Diop Mambety’s parable of
greed, an adaptation of Swiss
dramatist Frederich Durrenmatt’s "The
Visit of the Old Woman." A wealthy old
woman returns to the village where she
was born, and offers its residents a
fortune if they will execute the man who
betrayed her.
VHS
141 min
1964
V 1805 (in storage)
Cuban/Soviet co-production, directed
by Mikhail Kalatozov. Four vignettes
depict the decadence of Batista’s
Havana, the oppression of the Cuban
people, and the rise of the Cuban
revolution. Spanish and Russian
dialogue, with English subtitles. (b&w)
The Hungry Eye: Walker Evans
VHS
15 min
V 3156 (in storage)
Curator Jeff Rosenheim and Evans’
friend William Christenberry discuss
the photographer’s life and work,
including a look at his collaboration
with James Agee on "Let Us Now
Praise Famous Men". A McNeil-Lehrer
NewsHour segment with
correspondent Ray Suarez.
The Hurt Locker
DVD
131 min
2008
DVD 2551
Scripted by Mark Boal, the story
follows three members of an American
Army bomb squad as they search for
and try to disarm a wave of bombs in
Baghdad, and was inspired by Boal’s
experiences as an embedded reporter
in Iraq. Starring Jeremy Renner.
Hush . . . Hush, Sweet
Charlotte
VHS
133 min
1964
V 3065 (in storage)
Reclusive spinster still mourning the
violent death of her lover 37 years
before, turns to her worldly cousin for
help. Classic thriller starring Bette
Davis and Olivia de Havilland. (b&w)
Hush...Hush, Sweet Charlotte
DVD
DVD 1714
(b&w)
132 min
1964
The Hustler
DVD
135 min
1961
DVD 343
Paul Newman plays Fast Eddie Nelson,
an arrogant pool shark whose ambition
drives him to challenge pool legend
Minnesota Fats, no matter what the
cost. With Jackie Gleason and Piper
Laurie. Directed by Robert Rossen.
(b&w)
Hyenas
DVD
113 min
DVD 3021
Language: Wolof.
1992
I am Cuba
Hype!
DVD
84 min
1996
DVD1229
Doug Pray’s look at the "grunge" music
scene that developed around Seattle in
the late 1980’s. Features performances
by Nirvana, Soundgarden, and 7 Year
Bitch.
DVD
141 min
1964
DV1149
Cuban/Soviet co-production, directed
by Mikhail Kalatozov. Four vignettes
depict the decadence of Batista’s
Havana, the oppression of the Cuban
people, and the rise of the Cuban
revolution. Spanish and Russian
dialogue, with English subtitles. (b&w)
Hype!
VHS
84 min
1996
V 3073 (in storage)
A look at the "grunge’ music scene that
developed around Seattle in the late
1980’s, featuring Nirvana,
Soundgarden, and Pearl Jam.
Hype and Glory: Sweeps Month
VHS
50 min
2000
V 2310 (in storage)
A & E Investigative Report on how the
all-important sweeps season impacts
the news director, producers, reporters,
and anchors at independent Los
Angeles news station KCAL 9.
I Am a Fugitive from a Chain
Gang
DVD
92 min
1932
DVD 3914
Pre-Code crime drama starring Paul
Muni as a wrongfully convicted convict
on a chain gang. With Helen Vinson
and Glenda Farrell. (b&w)
I Am An Animal
DVD
73 min
2008
DVD 1969
Directed by Matthew Galkin, I AM AN
ANIMAL: THE STORY OF INGRID
NEWKIRK AND PETA provides a
portrait of a very private person
committed to a very public crusade,
and offers a glimpse into the inner
workings of People for the Ethical
Treatment of Animals. The film includes
often-graphic footage of animal cruelty
that fuels many of Newkirk’s campaigns
against research facilities, meatprocessing factories and clothing stores
around the world. Without question,
the direction and strategies of PETA
are a direct reflection of its singleminded leader, who is both revered and
despised for her uncompromising
beliefs in the rights of animals, and her
willingness to cross taboos and offend
numerous groups to make her point.
160
I Am Legend
DVD
100 min
2007
DVD 4766
Post-apocalyptic horror film based on
the novel of the same name, directed
by Francis Lawrence. Will Smith stars
as US Army virologist Robert Neville.
The story is set in New York City after a
virus, which was originally created to
cure cancer, has wiped out most of
mankind, leaving Neville as the last
human in New York, other than
nocturnal mutants.
I Am Not What You See
16MM
1978
F 130
An interview with a woman disabled by
cerebral palsy, who has become a
practicing psychologist and an
advocate for the disabled.
I Am Not Your Negro
DVD
93 min
2016
DVD 4851
Raoul Peck’s documentary based on
James Baldwin’s unfinished manuscript
Remember This House. Narrated by
actor Samuel L. Jackson, the film
explores the history of racism in the
United States through Baldwin’s
reminiscences of civil rights leaders
Medgar Evers, Malcolm X, and Martin
Luther King, Jr, as well as his personal
observations of American history.
i am sam
DVD
134 min
2001
I Confess
DVD
94 min
1953
DVD 1738
A priest hears the confession of a
murderer, then discovers he may be
accused of the crime. With
Montgomery Clift, Anne Baxter, and
Karl Malden. (b&w)
I Confess
I Know Where I’m Going
VHS
95 min
1953
V 3343 (in storage)
A priest hears the confession of a
murderer, then discovers he may be
accused of the crime. With
Montgomery Clift, Anne Baxter, and
Karl Malden. (b&w)
DVD
91 min
1945
DVD 3581
In Michael Powell and Emeric
Pressburger’s stunningly photographed
comedy, romance flourishes in an
unlikely place - the bleak and moody
Scottish Hebrides. Wendy Hiller stars
as a headstrong young woman who
travels to these remote isles to marry a
rich lord. Stranded by stormy weather,
she meets a handsome naval officer
(Roger Livesey) who threatens to
thwart her carefully laid-out life. (b&w)
I Do Not Know What It Is I Am
Like
VHS
89 min
1986
dv1388 (in storage)
Bill Viola’s experimental film juxtaposes
images of animals, both wild and
domestic, and natural environments
with human activity as it takes place in
an apartment, and during a fire walking
ceremony in Fiji. The film combines
documentary-style footage with staged
events.
I Don’t Know How She Does It
DVD
89 min
2011
DVD 3973
Sarah Jessica Parker stars as a
Boston-based mother trying to balance
family life with a high pressure job.
Based on the book by Allison Pearson.
I Dream of Jeannie: The
Complete First Season
DVD
527 min
1965
DVD 1143
All 30 episodes from the classic
comedy series, starring Barbara Eden
as a genie released from her bottle by
astronaut Larry Hagman.
I Had a Stroke
DVD
29 min
1978
V 286 (archival DVD)
Discusses the needs and feelings of
stroke victims as they return to their
normal lives.
I Had an Abortion
DVD
55 min
2005
DVD 3095
10 women describe abortion
experiences spanning seven decades,
from the years before Roe v. Wade to
the present day. Filmmakers Jennifer
Baumgardner and Gillian Aldrich
arranged the stories chronologically,
beginning with Florence Rice, at 86,
telling about her abortion in the 1930s.
I Know Where I’m Going
VHS
91 min
V 1047 (in storage)
Romantic comedy starring Wendy
Hiller as a young woman determined to
marry for money, whose plans are
upset when she’s stranded in a
Scottish coastal village. (b&w)
I Love Beijing
DVD
99 min
2000
DVD 2008
The third film in director Ning Ying’s
"Beijing Trilogy," this romantic drama
follows the fortunes of a young, recently
divorced cab driver. He transforms
himself into a ladies man, wooing a
waitress, a librarian, and a talk-show
host. Lost in the dating wars, he longs
to find the love of his life in the rapidly
changing city of Beijing. Like the other
films in the trilogy, this film looks at
individual and generational responses
to the fast-paced lifestyle and rapid
changes of China’s capital city.
I Love Lucy: Job Switching/
Fashion Show
VHS
51 min
V 1569
Two episodes from the classic
television series. In "Job Switching",
Ricky and Fred become
househusbands, and Lucy and Ethel
get jobs in a candy factory. In "Fashion
Show", Lucy talks her way into
modeling at a celebrity fashion show.
First air date: Feb. 28, 1955. (b&w)
I Have a Dream: The Nature of
Great Speaking
VHS
25 min
1994
V 1184
Using examples from the Roman writer
Longinus to Dr. Martin Luther King,
Michael Osborn explains what great
speaking is and analyzes the elements
of an effective speech.
I Heart Huckabees
DVD
107 min
2004
DVD 4714
David O. Russell’s philosophicalscrewball comedy, with Jason
Schwartzman, Dustin Hoffman, and
Lily Tomlin.
I Love Lucy: Lucy Does a TV
Commercial/Lucy’s Italian Movie
VHS
51 min
V 1568
Two episodes from the classic
television series. In "Lucy Does a TV
Commercial", Lucy gets a part in a
health tonic commercial. First air date:
May 5, 1952. In "Lucy’s Italian Movie"
Lucy is offered a part in a movie called
"Bitter Grapes", which she thinks is
about wine-making. First air date: April
16, 1956.
161
I Love Lucy: Lucy Is Enceinte /
Lucy Goes to the Hospital
VHS
51 min
1989
V 731
"Lucy is Enceinte": When Lucy learns
she’s expecting, she tries to tell Ricky
the news, leading to a series of
misunderstandings. This episode
represented the first time pregnancy
was dealt with on television. "Lucy
Goes to the Hospital": The episode
featuring the birth of Little Ricky. (b&w)
I Love Lucy: Season 4
DVD
1954
DVD 1852
The complete fourth season of the
ground-breaking sitcom starring Desi
Arnaz and comedy legend Lucille Ball.
(b&w)
I Love Lucy: The Complete
Series
DVD
DVD 4806A, 4806B
Season 1. Disc 1. The lost pilot ; The
girls want to go to a nightclub ; Be a pal
; The diet ; Lucy thinks Ricky is trying
to murder her ; The quiz show Disc 2.
The audition ; The seance ; Men are
messy ; The fur coat ; Lucy is jealous
of girl singer ; Drafted Disc 3. The
adagio ; The benefit ; The amateur
hour ; Lucy plays Cupid ; Lucy fakes
illness ; Lucy writes a play Disc 4.
Breaking the lease ; The ballet ; The
young fans ; New neighbors ; Fred and
Ethel fight ; The moustache. Disc 5.
The gossip ; Pioneer women ; The
marriage license ; The kleptomaniac ;
Cuban pals ; The freezer Disc 6. Lucy
does a TV commercial ; The publicity
agent ; Lucy gets Ricky on the radio ;
Lucy’s schedule ; Ricky thinks he’s
getting bald ; Ricky asks for a raise
[Disc 7.] Bonus disc: Lucy goes to
Scotland ; I love Lucy: the movie ; Lucy
and Desi’s first joint TV appearance ; "I
love Lucy" at the sixth annual Emmy
Awards ; On-set commercial from the
series premiere. Season 2. Disc 1.
Job switching ; The saxophone ; The
anniversary present ; The handcuffs ;
The operetta ; Vacation from marriage ;
The courtroom Disc 2. Redecorating ;
Ricky loses his voice ; Lucy is enceinte
; Pregnant women are unpredictable ;
Lucy’s showbiz swan song ; Lucy hires
an English tutor Disc 3. Ricky has labor
pains ; Lucy becomes a sculptress ;
Lucy goes to the hospital ; Sales
resistance ; The inferiority complex ;
The club election Disc 4. The black eye
; Lucy changes her mind ; No children
allowed ; Lucy hires a maid ; The
Indian show ; Lucy’s last birthday Disc
5. The Ricardos change apartments ;
Lucy is matchmaker ; Lucky wants new
furniture ; The camping trip ; Ricky and
Fred are TV fans ; Never do business
with friends. Season 3. Disc 1. Ricky’s
life story ; The girls go into business ;
Lucy and Ethel buy the same dress ;
Equal rights ; Baby pictures ; Lucy tells
the truth ; The French revue Disc 2. ;
Redecorating the Mertzes’ apartment ;
Too many crooks ; Changing the boys’
wardrobe ; Lucy has her eyes examined
; Ricky’s old girlfriend ; The million
dollar idea Disc 3. Ricky minds the
baby ; The charm school ; Sentimental
anniversary ; Fan magazine interview ;
Oil wells ; Ricky loses his temper Disc
4. Home movies ; Bonus bucks ;
Ricky’s Hawaiian vacation ; Lucy is
envious ; Lucy writes a novel ; Lucy’s
club dance Disc 5. The black wig ; The
diner ; Tennessee Ernie hangs on ; The
golf game ; The sublease. Season 4.
Disc 1. The business manager ; Mertz
and Kurtz ; Lucy cries wolf ; The
matchmaker ; Mr. & Mrs. TV Show ;
Ricky’s movie offer Disc 2. Ricky’s
screen test ; Lucy’s mother-in-law ;
Ethel’s birthday ; Ricky’s contract ;
Getting ready ; Lucy learns to drive
Disc 3. California, here we come! ; First
stop ; Tennessee bound ; Ethel’s home
town ; L.A. at last ; Don Juan and the
starlets Disc 4. Lucy gets in pictures ;
The fashion show ; The Hedda Hopper
story ; ’Don Juan’ is shelved ; Bull fight
dance ; Hollywood anniversary Disc 5.
The star upstairs ; In Palm Springs ;
The dancing star ; Harpo Marx ; Ricky
needs an agent ; The tour. Season 5.
Disc 1. Lucy visits Grauman’s ; Lucy
and John Wayne ; Lucy and the dummy
; Ricky sells the car ; The great train
robbery ; Homecoming ; Face to face
Disc 2. Lucy goes to a rodeo ; Nursery
school ; Ricky’s European booking ;
The passports ; Staten Island Ferry ;
Bon voyage ; Second honeymoon Disc
3. Lucy meets the Queen ; The fox
hunt ; Lucy goes to Scotland ; Paris at
last ; Lucy meets Charles Boyer ; Lucy
gets a Paris gown Disc 4. Lucy in the
Swiss Alps ; Lucy gets homesick in
Italy ; Lucy’s Italian movie ; Lucy’s
bicycle trip ; Lucy goes to Monte Carlo
; Return home from Europe. Season 6.
Disc 1. Lucy and Bob Hope ; Little
Ricky learns to play the drums ; Lucy
meets Orson Welles ; Little Ricky gets
stage fright ; Visitor from Italy ; Off to
Florida ; Deep sea fishing Disc 2.
Desert island ; The Ricardos visit Cuba
; Little Ricky’s school pageant ;
Christmas show ; Lucy and the loving
cup ; Lucy and superman Disc 3. Little
Ricky gets a dog ; Lucy want to move
to the country ; Lucy hates to leave ;
Lucy misses the Mertzes ; Lucy gets
chummy with the neighbors ; Lucy
raises chickens Lucy does the tango
Disc 4. Ragtime band ; Lucy’s night in
town ; Housewarming ; Building a barb-q ; Country club dance ; Lucy raises
tulips ; The Ricardos dedicate a statue.
Season 7, 8, and 9. Disc 1. Lucy takes
a cruise to Havana ; The celebrity next
door ; Lucy hunts uranium Disc 2. Lucy
wins a racehorse ; Lucy goes to Sun
Valley ; Lucy goes to Mexico Disc 3.
Lucy makes room for Danny ; Lucy
goes to Alaska ; Lucy wants a career ;
Lucy’s summer vacation Disc 4. Milton
Berle hides out at the Ricardos’ ; The
Ricardos go to Japan ; Lucy meets the
moustache. (b&w)
I.M. Pei
I Spy
DVD
133 min
DVD 2085
Two documentaries by filmmaker Peter
Rosen that venture into architect I.M.
Pei’s mind and artistic philosophy to
reveal the person behind the buildings.
"First Person Singular" (1997, 85 mins.)
looks at Pei’s childhood, education and
experiences, while "The Museum on
the Mountain" (1998, 49 mins.) follows
the construction of Japan’s Miho
Museum in the mountains near Kyoto.
VHS
100 min
V 1762
Two episodes from the actionespionage series that ran on NBC from
1965 to 1968 featuring Bill Cosby and
Robert Culp: "Bet Me a Dollar" and
"Happy Birthday Everyone".
I Married a Monster From Outer
Space
DVD
77 min
1958
DVD 717
1950’s sci-fi thriller with Tom Tryon and
Gloria Talbott. Aliens inhabit the bodies
of the men in a small town, trying to
repopulate their dying race. (b&w)
I Only Want You to Love Me
VHS
104 min
1978
V 2138 (in storage)
Fassbinder’s film about a young
Bavarian bricklayer who tries too hard
to please his unloving parents. With
Vitus Zeplichal and Elke Aberle.
I Remember Harlem
VHS
58 min
1981
V 626A-D (In Storage)
Traces the rise, decline, and
regeneration of America’s largest Black
community over three centuries. Pt. 1.
The early years, 1600-1930: covers
Harlem’s growth from fishing village to
Dutch farming community, wealthy New
York suburb, burgeoning AfricanAmerican neighborhood, and the
Harlem Renaissance of the 1920s. -pt.
2. The depression years, 1930-1940:
covers Harlem’s ethnic heritage, the
music and show business tradition,
Father Divine, and Joe Louis. -pt. 3.
Toward freedom, 1940-1965: covers
Harlem’s politics of protest, World War
II, the emergence of uptown gangs,
and social growth in the 1960s. -pt. 4.
Toward a new day, 1965-1980: covers
Harlem’s decline and rebirth, its
churches, and predictions for the future.
I Shot Andy Warhol
DVD
103 min
1995
DVD 4794
American-British independent film
about the life of Valerie Solanas and
her relationship with the artist Andy
Warhol. The film marked the debut of
Canadian director Mary Harron, and
stars Lili Taylor as Valerie, Jared Harris
as Andy Warhol, and Martha Plimpton
as Valerie’s friend Stevie.
I Spit on Your Grave
DVD
108 min
1978
DVD 4441
Sexploitation film in which an aspiring
writer is tortured and left for dead by
four men whom she systematically
hunts down to seek revenge.
162
I Spy: Crusade to Limbo
DVD
1966
DVD 311
Four episodes from the TV series
starring Robert Culp and Bill Cosby as
international espionage agents: "A Day
Called 4 Jaguar" with Rory Calhoun,
"One Thousand Fine", "Crusade to
Limbo", and "My Mother the Spy", with
Sally Kellerman.
I, The Worst of All
VHS
107 min
DVD 4642, V 1916
Based on Octavio Paz’s book about
Sister Juana Ines de la Cruz, 17th
century Mexican poet. With Assumpta
Serna and Dominique Sanda.
I Used To Be A Filmmaker
DVD
10 min
2003
DVD 968
First-person diary short in which
filmmaker Jay Rosenblatt explores the
experience of parenting, applying the
terminology of filmmaking. Featuring
Ella Rosenblatt. Also on this DVD: "I
Like It a Lot" (2004, 4 min.) and "I’m
Charlie Chaplin" (2005, 8 min.)
I Vitelloni
DVD
dv3328
(b&w)
107 min
1953
I Wake Up Screaming
VHS
82 min
1941
V 2090 (in storage)
Betty Grable plays the sister of a murder
victimin this 40’s noir. With Carole
Landis and Victor Mature. (b&w)
I Walked With A Zombie/The
Body Snatcher
DVD
146 min
1943
dvd 1318
This DVD has 2 titles. I Walked With A
Zombie (1943), 69 minutes. The Body
Snatcher (1945), 77 minutes. (b&w)
I Want to be a Pilot
DVD
10 min
2006
DVD 1795
An award winning Kenyan - Mexican
short film documentary directed by
Diego Quemada-Diez about a poverty
stricken boy in one of the poorest parts
of Kenya who looks up towards the
heavens and dreams of being an airline
pilot and being able to fly.
I Was Possessed by God
VHS
27 min
2000
V 3388 (in storage)
Filmmaker Caveh Zahedi’s attempt to
document a psychedelic experience.
I Will Follow
DVD
80 min
2011
DVD 3277
Chronicles a day in the life of a grieving
woman, and the twelve visitors who
help her move forward. With Salli
Richardson-Whitfield, Blair
Underwood, and Omari Hardwick.
The Ice Storm
DVD
113 min
1997
DVD 4738
Drama bout two dysfunctional families
in the early 1970s, directed by Ang
Lee, based on the 1994 novel of the
same name by Rick Moody. With Kevin
Kline, Joan Allen, Tobey Maguire,
Christina Ricci, Elijah Wood, Katie
Holmes, Glenn Fitzgerald, Jamey
Sheridan, and Sigourney Weaver.
The Iceman Cometh
DVD
239 min
1973
DVD 384
John Frankenheimer’s film version of
Eugene O’Neill’s play, with Lee Marvin
as Hickey, a reformed drinker trying to
convince the patrons of Harry Hope’s
skid row bar to change their lives.
Special features include an essay by
Michael Feingold.
Ida B. Wells: A Passion for
Justice
VHS
58 min
1989
V 714
Portrait of teacher and journalist Ida B.
Wells, who, in the nineteenth century,
campaigned against racism and
sexism. Her story is told from her
memoirs, read by Toni Morrison.
An Ideal Husband
DVD
98 min
1999
DVD 1929
Another of Wilde’s social satires, ’An
Ideal Husband’ revolves around the
lives of two men, successful political
figure Sir Robert Chiltern (Northam)
and his friend the uninspired but utterly
charming Lord Arthur Goring.
The Ides of March
DVD
101 min
2011
DVD 3594
Political drama film directed by George
Clooney, adapted from the play Farragut
North, by Beau Willimon. Ryan Gosling
plays an idealistic campaign worker for
a presidential candidate played by
Clooney. With Philip Seymour Hoffman,
Paul Giamatti, Evan Rachel Wood,
Marisa Tomei and Jeffrey Wright.
IdN Video 2.0: My Favorite
Creators!
DVD
148 min
2004
DVD 889
Interviews with 15 internationally
recognized designers, including
examples of their work: Abake, Alan
Chan Design Company, Bless,
Brothersfree, Delaware, Devilrobots,
Frabrica, Industrial Light and Magic,
James Jarvis, Leslie Kee, Mother,
Resfest, The Studio, Weta Digital, and
Work in Progress.
If
VHS
111 min
1982
V 275
Three students rebel against their
repressive British boarding school, in
Anderson’s statement about growing
up. With Malcolm McDowell and
Christine Noonan.
If . . . .
DVD
111 min
1968
DVD 3840, DVD 4855
Lindsay Anderson’s satire on British
society, set in a boarding school in latesixties England. Starring Malcolm
McDowell.
If a Tree Falls
DVD
90 min
2011
DVD 4310
Documentary about the Earth
Liberation Front, a radical
environmental group called America’s
’number one domestic terrorist threat,’,
by the FBI, focusing on the
transformation and radicalization of
one of its members, Daniel McGowan.
Academy Award-nominated filmmaker
Marshall Curry weaves a chronicle of
McGowan facing life in prison with a
dramatic investigation of the events
that led to his involvement with the ELF.
Broadcast on the PBS series POV in
2011
If It’s Tuesday This Must Be
Belgium
DVD
98 min
1969
DVD 1916
A group of travelers from the United
States race through seven countries in
18 days.
If You Love this Planet: Dr.
Helen Caldicott on Nuclear War
16MM
26 min
1982
F 103
Scenes of nuclear critic Helen Caldicott
presenting her views on nuclear war to
a live audience are intercut with footage
of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, nuclear
bomb tests, and official documentaries.
The Idiots
VHS
115 min
1999
V2239
Shot-on-video Dogma 95 production by
writer-director Lars von Trier, focusing
on a group of young people who take
part in "spassing", acting mentally
handicapped in public places.
If You Only Understood
VHS
87 min
1998
V 1957 (In Storage)
Cuban film director searches the
streets of Havana for new talent to play
the central female role in his next film
project.
163
Ikiru
DVD
143 min
1952
DVD 2632
Criterion Collection edition of Akira
Kurosawa’s poetic and emotionally
powerful work about a gravely ill, quiet
and dignified civil servant who vows to
find grace and purpose in his final
months, through the building of a public
park. With Takashi Shimura, Nobuo
Kaneko, Kyoko Seki and Miki Odagiri.
Disc two includes the documentaries A
Message from Akira Kurosawa: For
Beautiful Movies (2000) and the Ikiru
segment from Akira Kurosawa: It is
Wonderful to Create. In Japanese with
English subtitles.
Ikiru: To Live
VHS
134 min
1985
V 237
Discovering that he is in the terminal
stages of cancer, a government clerk
spends his last months in search of a
meaning to life. Directed by Kurosawa.
(b&w)
Il Postino
VHS
108 min
1995
V 1926 (in storage)
Romance set in a small Italian town in
the 1950’s. A shy mailman befriends
exiled Chilean poet Pablo Neruda. With
Massimo Troisi and Phillippe Noiret.
Il Posto
DVD
93 min
1961
DVD 1354
Coming-of-age story about young
Italian man who moves from a small
village to Milan. (b&w)
I’ll Make Me a World
VHS
360 min
1998
V 1761 v.1 - v.6
Celebrates the achievements of 20th
century African American writers,
dancers, actors, musicians, and other
artists. In 6 parts: Volume 1: Lift Every
Voice (1900-1924). First generation of
African American artists born to
freedom. Features vaudeville stars
Bert Williams and George Walker, New
Orleans jazz, and filmmaker Oscar
Micheaux. Volume 2: Without Fear or
Shame (1920-1937) the Harlem
Renaissance; Female blues artists
Bessie Smith and Ma Rainey; Langston
Hughes and Zora Neale Hurston.
Volume 3: Bright Like a Sun (19351954) The Great Depression and World
War II; Dizzy Gillespie, Gwendolyn
Knight, Jacob Lawrence, Charlie
Parker, Paul Robeson, and Augusta
Savage. Volume 4: The Dream
Keepers (1940-1965) James Baldwin;
dancers Delores Browne, Virgina
Johnson, Raven Wilkinson, and Arthur
Mitchell; playwright Lorraine Hansberry.
Volume 5: Not a Rhyme Time (19631986) The Black Arts Movment;
painters Benny Andrews, Howardena
Pindell, and Romare Bearden; writers
Amiri Baraka, Gwendolyn Brooks,
Ntozake Shange, and Alice Walker.
Volume 6: The Freedom You Will Take
(1985-present) Contemporary dance,
film, rap, and spoken word art;
filmmakers Charles Burnett, Julie
Dash, Spike Lee, Haile Gerima, and
Melvin Van Peebles; dancer Bill T.
Jones; spoken word artists Saul
Williams and Jessica Care Moore.
Illegal Art
DVD
DVD 486
Films and videos that appropriate
unauthorized intellectual property–
found footage, unauthorized music, or
shots of copyrighted or trademarked
material. Includes "the Artwork in the
Age of its Mechanical Reproducability"
by Keith Sanborn; "State of the Union"
by Brian Boyce; "Puppy Love," by
Michael Colton; "Giant Steps" by
Michal Levy; "Gimme the Mermaid" by
Tim Maloney with Negativland; "Natural
Thing" by Paul Harvey Oswald; "Black
Thunder" by Brian Spinks, Bill Wasik,
and Eugene Mirman; "GI Joe PSAs" by
Eric Fensler; "Buy Me", by D. Jean
Hester; "Untitled" by Eileen Maxson;
"Barbie’s Audition" by Joe Gibbons;
"Superstar" by Todd Haynes.
The Illusionist
DVD
DVD 3306
109 min
2006
Illusions
VHS
34 min
1983
DVD 3883
A story of 1942 Hollywood. Mignon
Dupree, a black studio executive who
appears to be white, and Ester Jeeter,
a black woman who is the singing voice
for a white star, struggle against the
backdrop of the wartime film industry.
(b&w)
I’m Not Scared
Imitation of Life (1934)
DVD
101 min
2003
dvd 1315
While playing outside one day, nineyear-old Michele discovers Filippo, who
is chained to the ground at the bottom
of a hole. Michele suspects something
bad is happening, but is unsure whom
he should tell about his discovery.
When Michele’s parents learn of his
discovery and warn him to forget
whatever he saw, he begins a search to
uncover the truth about Filippo.
VHS
111 min
1934
V 1651
Claudette Colbert and Louise Beaver in
1934 adaptation of the novel by Fannie
Hurst, directed by John M. Stahl.
(b&w)
I’m Not There
DVD
135 min
2007
DVD 2042
Writer-director Todd Haynes (Velvet
Goldmine) crafts an anything-but-linear
collage out of the life and music of
singer/songwriter Bob Dylan, portrayed
here by six different actors: Christian
Bale, Cate Blanchett, Marcus Carl
Franklin, Richard Gere, Heath Ledger,
and Ben Whishaw. "You are likely to
respond with a wry admiration for the
enormous risks Todd Haynes has
taken here...we have been left not one
step closer to comprehending Bob
Dylan, which is as it should be" (Roger
Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times). Winner of
the CinemAvvenire Award for Best
Film, a Special Jury Prize, and
nominated for the Golden Lion at the
Venice Film Festival. With
appearances by Julianne Moore,
Charlotte Gainsbourg, Kim Gordon,
Michelle Williams, and David Cross.
I’m the One That I Want
DVD
96 min
2000
DVD 141
Comedian Margaret Cho’s stand-up
concert, filmed live in San Francisco.
I’m Your Man
The Illustrated Handscroll: Tale
of Genji
VHS
58 min
1993
V 1066
Presents and describes the 12th
century handscroll version of Genji
Monogartari (The tale of Genji), an
11th century Japanese novel by
Murasaki Shikibu.
Yo Soy Boricua Pa’que Tu Lo
Sepas
DVD
85 min
2006
DVD 1970
Directed by Liz Garbus and Rosie
Perez (Do the Right Thing), the IFC
original documentary I’m Boricua, Just
So You Know! celebrates Puerto Rican
heritage by telling the history of Puerto
Rico and its people living in America.
Perez candidly interviews her family to
help shed light on this experience, and
actor Jimmy Smits narrates the film’s
overall examination of Puerto Rican
culture and the stateside racial, social,
and language barriers these people
encountered.
DVD
20 min
1992
DVD 4848
1992 short film created to showcase
Loews Theatres’ interactive cinema
technology. Designed as the first test
of Interfilm, Bob Bejan’s interactive
cinema company, the format ultimately
failed due to lack of marketing and poor
audience reception. However, in 1998
I’m Your Man was released on DVD as
part of a second attempt at interactive
video. With Kevin Seal, A. Whitney
Brown, Mark Metcalf, and Colleen
Quinn.
The Image Makers
VHS
60 min
1988
V 941
Explores the development and
character of the public relations
industry through interviews with Ivy
Lee and Edward Bernays. (b&w)
Imitation of Life (1934)
16MM
120 min
1934
F 231 r1 - 3
Claudette Colbert and Louise Beavers
in film based on the novel by Fannie
Hurst. (b&w)
164
Imitation of Life (1959)
DVD
125 min
1959
DVD 293
Douglas Sirk’s version of Fannie
Hurst’s novel about two women and
their troubled daughters. With Sandra
Dee, Lana Turner, John Gavin, and
Juanita Moore.
Imitation of Life (1959)
VHS
124 min
1959
V 238, V1388 (in storage)
Douglas Sirk’s film version of Fannie
Hurst’s novel about two women and
their troubled daughters. With Sandra
Dee, Lana Turner, John Gavin, and
Juanita Moore.
Imitation of Life: Two Movie
Collection
DVD
DVD 1622
Both Academy-Award nominated
versions of Fannie Hurst’s story about
a two widows with troubled daughters.
The 1934 film (111 min), directed by
John M. Stahl, stars Claudette Colbert
and Louise Beavers. Douglas Sirk’s
1959 remake stars Lana Turner,
Juanita Moore, and John Gavin, and
features Mahalia Jackson in a cameo
as a choir soloist.
Immigrant
16MM
25 min
1917
F 183, F242
Chaplin’s Little Tramp is a passenger
on a steamship bound for America.
With Charles Chaplin and Edna
Purviance. (b&w)
The Impact of Television
16MM
20 min
1980
F 121
Looks at two communities, one
experiencing TV for the first time and
the other living without TV for a month,
and shows how television has affected
the behavior and attitudes of the
American viewing public. Includes
excerpts from interviews with John
Chancellor, Dick Cavett, and Ed Asner.
The Importance of Being
Earnest
DVD
94 min
2002
DVD 1931
Judi Dench, Rupert Everett, Reese
Witherspoon, Colin Firth, Tom
Wilkinson, Frances O’Connor and
Edward Fox are featured in this
adaptation of Oscar Wilde’s immortal
farce about class and sexual warfare.
The Importance of Being
Earnest
DVD
95 min
1952
DVD 1932
Anthony Asquith’s adaptation of Oscar
Wilde’s play. With Michael Redgrave,
Joan Greenwood, Margaret Rutherford,
Michael Dennison and Edith Evans as
Lady Bracknell.
Impromptu
DVD
DVD 2375
108 min
1991
In a Lonely Place
DVD
94 min
1950
DVD 650
Film noir classic directed by Nicholas
Ray. Humphrey Bogart and Gloria
Grahame in story of a short-tempered
screenwriter, exonerated in the death
of a hat-check girl by an alibi provided
by his neighbor. But is he truly
innocent? (b&w)
In a Lonely Place
VHS
94 min
1950
V 2096 (in storage)
Gloria Grahame and Humphrey Bogart
are drawn together when Bogart’s
screenwriter character is suspected of
murder in this film noir directed by
Nicholas Ray. (b&w)
In Black and White: August
Wilson
VHS
22 min
1992
V 1980
August Wilson explains his ongoing
project to write a play about African
American life set in each decade of the
20th century.
In Black and White: Black
Cinema
VHS
92 min
1992
V 1786 (in storage)
Uses archival newsreel and feature film
footage to explore black cinema from
the 1920s through the 1950s. Includes
information on Josephine Baker, Paul
Robeson, and Oscar Micheaux.
Narrated by William Greaves.
In Brands We Trust
DVD
53 min
2004
dvd1348
How branding evolved into a global
shadow force that packages lifestyles,
commodifies personal values, and
stands in the cornerstone cultural
institutions.
In Cold Blood
DVD
134 min
1967
DVD 481
True story of petty crooks who
slaughtered a Kansas family in their
farmhouse, based on Truman Capote’s
novelization. With Robert Blake and
Dick Hickock. (b&w)
In Country
In & Out
VHS
116 min
1989
V 1855 (in storage)
Emily LLoyd and Bruce Willis in story of
a family’s struggle to heal the wounds
of Vietnam.
DVD
92 min
1997
DVD 1522
A midwestern teacher questions his
sexuality after a former student makes
a comment about him at the Academy
Awards.
In Her Own Time
In Search of Excellence
VHS
59 min
1986
V 452
Focuses on cultural anthropologist
Barbara Myerhoff’s study of the
community of Hasidic Jews in Los
Angeles’ Fairfax neighborhood. Tells
also how, after exhausting medical
treatment for cancer, she found
strength among the traditions, faith,
and caring of these Orthodox Jews.
VHS
88 min
1986
V 356
Discusses management strategies of
some of America’s most successful
companies. Focuses on three major
themes and how excellent companies
have benefited from their use:
innovation, productivity through people,
and shared values.
In Search of Human Origins
In Living Color: Season One
DVD
299 min
1990
DVD 1873
First season of the American sketch
comedy television series created by
brothers Keenen and Damon Wayans.
created, wrote and starred in the
program.
In Living Color: Season Three
DVD
618 min
1991
DVD 1870
Keenan Ivory Wayans’ hot sketch
comedy show rolls hilariously through
its third hit season, featuring regular
appearances by Jim Carrey, the
Wayans Brothers, and a host of
reoccurring characters including Fire
Marshal Bill and Bozo the Clown.
Includes all of 30 episodes from the
third season. USA, 1991-1992, 690
mins.
In Living Color: Season Two
DVD
587 min
1990
DVD 1869
The insanity continues in the sketch
comedy series that made Jim Carrey,
The Wayans Brother and former "Fly
Girl" Jennifer Lopez stars. Includes all
26 episodes from the second season.
USA, 1990-1991, 598 mins.
VHS
180 min
1994
V 2199A,B,C (in storage)
Don Johanson discusses discoveries
that have revealed information about
human evolution. 3 part series:
Episode One: the Story of Lucy,
Episode Two: Surviving in Africa,
Episode Three: The Creative
Revolution.
In Search of Our Fathers
VHS
55 min
1991
V 1587
A son’s search for identity, and an
affirmation of the African-American
family.
In the Bathtub of the World
DVD
80 min
2000
DVD 244
The video diary of a year in the life of
independent filmmaker Caveh Zahedi
and his girlfriend, Amanda Field.
In the Company of Men
DVD
97 min
1997
DVD 715
Neil LaBute’s controversial film about
two angry executives who set out to
destroy a vulnerable secretary, in a
callous sexist game. With Aaron
Eckhart, Matt Malloy, and Stacy
Edwards.
In The Heat of the Night
In My Country
DVD
103 min
2004
dvd1260
A South African Story of Truth, Love
and Reconcilliation
In My Country:An International
Perspective on Gender
VHS
85 min
1993
V1260 v.1,v.2
Respondents from thirteen countries
offer personal perspectives on life in
their cultures focusing on gender.
Countries include: Sweden, Taiwan,
Mexico, Fiji, India, St. Vincent,
Jerusalem, Lebanon, Zaire, England,
China, El Salvador, and Japan. Part I:
Daily Life. Part II: Social Issues.
165
DVD
109 min
1967
DVD 3074
An African American detective is asked
to investigate a murder in a racist
southern town. Starring Sidney Poitier,
Rod Steiger and Warren Oates
In the Land of Blood and Honey
DVD
127 min
2011
DVD 3735
Angelina Jolie’s directorial debut is a
tragic love story set against the
background of the Bosnian war. The
cast were actors from various parts of
former Yugoslavia, many of whom lived
through the war. The film was shot in
two versions - one in English, the other
in the local languages. This edition of
the DVD includes the English version
only.
In the Land of the Deaf
In the Mood for Love
In the White Man’s Image
DVD
99 min
1992
DVD 3100
A French documentary (Le Pays des
sourds) presented in French Sign
Language (FSL) and French, with
English subtitles and closed captions.
Director Nicolas Philibert uses sparse
dialogue to create an unsentimental
work which allows its subjects to
communicate their feelings about the
richness of life despite hearing loss.
DVD
97 min
2000
DVD 153 v.1,2
A newspaper reporter and an
administrative assistant move into the
same Shanghai apartment complex,
and gradually realize their respective
spouses are having an affair. With
Maggie Cheung and Tony Leung.
DVD
56 min
1992
DVD 2022
In 1879, Captain Richard Pratt
escorted traveled to Dakota Territory to
recruit children for his Indian school, a
thousand miles away in Pennsylvania.
When they arrived at the abandoned
army post that would be their home,
the 169 children became the first
subjects in a national eduational
experiment designed to re-educate
them in the ways of the white man,
teaching the Indians to read and write,
speak English, putting them in uniforms
and drilling them like soldiers. "Kill the
Indian and the save the man," was
Pratt’s motto. Featuring interviews,
historical drawings, and photographs of
the children, this American Experience
film tells the story of a humanist
experiment gone wrong, which had
consequences for a generation of
native people.
In the Land of the Deaf
VHS
99 min
1992
V 1195 (in storage)
Nicolas Philibert’s documentary on the
difficulties and joys of being deaf
includes portraits of a charismatic sign
language teacher, a women treated as
mentally ill because her deafness was
not diagnosed, and a young deaf couple
trying to communicate with a real estate
agent. Spoken in French and French
sign language, subtitled in English.
In the Light of Reverence
DVD
73 min
2002
DVD 1591
An account of the struggles of the
Lakota in the Black Hills, the Hopi in
Arizona and the Wintu in California to
protect their sacred sites. For Native
Americans, the land is sacred and akin
to the world’s greatest cathedrals. For
others, the land should be used for
industry and recreation. Narrated by
Peter Coyote and Tantoo Cardinal.
In the Line of Duty 4: Royal
Warriors
VHS
1986
V 1487 (in storage)
Three cops break up an attempt to
rescue a gang member from prison, so
the rest of the gang seeks revenge.
Violent action movie starring martial
arts star Michelle Yeoh.
In the Line of Fire
DVD
127 min
1993
DVD 1964
Clint Eastwood stars as a veteran
Secret Service agent haunted by his
failure to protect JFK from
assassination. Thirty years later he
gets a chance to redeem himself when
a brilliant psychopath threatens to kill
the current president–and take
Horrigan with him.
In the Mirror of Maya Deren
DVD
103 min
2003
DVD 637
Martina Kudlacek’s documentary on
filmmaker Maya Deren, using excerpts
from At Land, Ritual in Transfigured
Time, and Meshes of the Afternoon,
interwoven with archival footage and
commentary by Stan Brakhage and
Jonas Mekas. Special features include
two Deren film "fragments", outtakes
from a lost work featuring Marcel
Duchamp, and Stan Brakhage’s film
"Water for Maya".
In the Name of the Emperor:
The Rape of Nanjing
DVD
52 min
1998
DVD 3523
The Rape of Nanjing, started
December 13, 1937, when the
Japanese Imperial troops marched into
this city in China. In six weeks they
murdered 300,000 civilians, and raped
thousands of women. Today, the
Japanese government continues to
deny it ever happened.
In the Year of the Pig
In the Name of the Father
VHS
133 min
1993
V 1642 (in storage)
Daniel Day-Lewis and Pete
Postlethwaite in true story of Gerry
Conlon, wrongly imprisoned because
of supposed involvement with the IRA.
DVD
103 min
1968
DVD 4337
Emile De Antonio’s controversial 1968
documentary on the historical roots of
the Vietnam War incorporates
interviews with Daniel Berrigan, David
Halberstam, and many others. (b&w)
In This World
In the Night Garden
DVD
DVD 3254
560 min
2007
In the Shadow of the Reich:
Nazi Medicine
VHS
54 min
1997
V 2016 (in storage)
Documentary traces the theories Nazi
physicians followed to rationalize their
participation in euthanasia, sterilization,
selection at the death camps, and
unethical human experimentation.
In the Street
VHS
16 min
1952
F 91, V3079
Filmmakers Helen Levitt, Janice Loeb,
and James Agee selected images of
behavior in a New York City
neighborhood, to reveal the city street
as "theater and battleground." (Note we
have 16mm and VHS prints.) (b&w)
In the Time of the Butterflies
DVD
92 min
2001
In the Time of the Butterflies is inspired
by the true story of the three Mirabal
sisters who, in 1960, were murdered for
their part in an underground plot to
overthrow the government.
166
DVD
88 min
2002
DVD 3789
Michael Winterbottom’s docudrama
follows two Afghan boys, Jamal Udin
Torabi and Enayatullah, as they leave a
refugee camp in Pakistan for a better
life in London, traveling through Iran,
Turkey, Italy, and France in the process.
Special features include behind-thescenes footage with commentary from
Winterbottom and writer Tony Grisoni.
In Whose Honor? American
Indian Mascots in Sports
DVD
DVD 1683
One of the many contemporary equity
debates concerns the use of usually
stereotypical Native American or
American Indian imagery as school or
professional sports mascots. This film
chronicles the experiences of
University of Illinois student Charlene
Teters, a Native American woman who
became active in protests of Chief
Illiniwek, the school mascot whose
mockery of Native culture was blatantly
disrespectful at best and plainly racist
at worst.
Incendies
DVD
130 min
2010
DVD 3244
Twins journey to the Middle East to
discover their family history, and fulfill
their mother’s last wishes.
Inception
Incubus
Indiana Jones: Bonus Material
DVD
148 min
2010
DVD 2961
In a world where technology exists to
enter the human mind through dream
invasion, a highly skilled thief is given a
final chance at redemption which
involves executing his toughest job to
date: Inception. Starring: Leonardo
DiCaprio, Marion Cotillard, Ken
Watanabe, Joseph Gordon-Levitt and
Ellen Page.
DVD
76 min
1965
dvd 1341
A strange mixture of supernatural
horror and Bergman-influenced art film
elements, the movie stars William
Shatner in a tale of good versus evil set
on an island inhabited by demons.
Filmed in the Big Sur country of
northern California, with
cinematography by Conrad Hall. In
Esperanto with English subtitles.
(b&w)
DVD
187 min
2003
DVD 1213
A feature-length documentary entitled
"Indiana Jones: Making the Trilogy" is
the highlight of this bonus disc, which
also includes several shorter features
focusing on the technical aspects of
filming the hit movies.
Incident at Oglala
Indestructible Man/The Brain
That Wouldn’t Die
VHS
90 min
1992
V 1178
Makes the case that Native American
Leonard Peltier was unjustly sentenced
to life in prison for murdering two FBI
agents on a South Dakota reservation
in 1975.
An Inconvenient Truth
DVD
96 min
2006
DVD1358
This startling documentary combines a
speech by longtime environmentalist Al
Gore with visuals in order to help
explain the existence and impact of
global warming. Director David
Guggenheim and Gore present this
material not to haunt viewers, but to act
as a rallying cry for change on a human
and governmental level.
Incredible Human Machine
DVD
96 min
2007
DVD 1825
Using a variety of different photographic
techniques, the program takes the
viewer on a tour of the human body.
Incredibly Strange Creatures
Who Stopped Living and
Became Mixed Up Zombies
VHS
82 min
1963
V 1719 (in storage)
Cult film, produced by Ray Dennis
Steckler. Deranged fortune teller
creates zombies and keeps them in the
back of her tent. With Cash Flagg
(Steckler), Brett O’Hara, and Atlas King.
DVD
DVD 635
Two cult classics. Indestructible Man
(70 min, 1956) stars Lon Chaney, Jr.
as an electrocuted criminal brought
back to life, who seeks revenge on the
accomplices who betrayed him. The
Brain That Wouldn’t Die (82 min,
1962), tells the story of a surgeon who
keeps his fiancee’s decapitated head
alive while he searches for a
replacement body. (b&w)
Indiana Jones and the Last
Crusade
DVD
126 min
1989
DVD 1212
Harrison Ford returns as Indiana
Jones, this time on a search for both
his estranged father (Sean Connery)
and the legendary Holy Grail. Indiana
teams up with a cast of familiar
characters in a global race against the
Nazis, who seek to use the power of the
Grail for their own nefarious purposes.
Indiana Jones and the Raiders
of the Lost Ark
DVD
115 min
1981
DVD 1275
Harrison Ford is Indiana Jones, an
adventure-seeking archeologist after
rare and well-guarded ancient artifacts.
Jones is convinced to assist the United
States government in a quest for the
Ark of the Covenant, a sacred relic of
particular interest to a group of sinister
Nazis. Along with a trusted ally and an
old flame, Jones travels to Egypt to find
the Ark before it falls into the hands of
Hitler.
Indiana Jones and the Temple
of Doom
The Incredibly True Adventures
of Two Girls in Love
DVD
94 min
1995
DVD 835
Coming-of-age comedy about two very
different teens who become unlikely
best friends, and eventually fall in love.
With Lauren Holloman and Nicole
Parker. Written and directed by Maria
Maggenti.
DVD
118 min
1984
DVD 1211
Indiana Jones returns in this prequel to
the 1981 blockbuster. Stranded in India
with his sidekick Short Round and
nightclub singer Willie, Indiana has no
choice but to aid a small village when
they ask for his assistance. However,
the three soon discover that rescuing
three magic stones from the clutches of
the fanatical Mola Ram will not be as
simple as they originally thought.
167
Indians, Outlaws and Angie
Debo
VHS
58 min
1988
V 650 (in storage)
A profile of historian Angie Debo.
Focuses on her research in the 1930s
uncovering a statewide conspiracy that
deprived the Oklahoma Indians of their
oil-rich lands and the efforts of officials
and business interests to suppress her
findings. (b&w)
Indictment: The McMartin Trial
DVD
132 min
1995
DVD 4413
Made-for-TV drama that originally aired
on HBO on May 20, 1995, based on
the true story of the McMartin
preschool trial.The cast includes
James Woods and Mercedes Ruehl, as
opposing defense and prosecuting
attorneys in the McMartin trial. Henry
Thomas, Sada Thompson and Shirley
Knight co-star as the defendants in the
case, with Lolita Davidovitch as a childabuse therapist whose findings were
crucial to the prosecution’s case.
Indies Under Fire: The Battle for
The American Bookstore
DVD
58 min
2006
dvd 1316
A look at the devastating effects of
corporate media retail outlets on their
independent competitors. The film
focuses on the vibrant book cultures in
Capitola and Palo Alto, CA, and the
efforts of booksellers and readers to
keep out Borders and Barnes & Noble
and save the local bookstores from
going under. The tenacity of the
booksellers is only rivaled by the
conviction of the "big box"
representatives, who justify their
presence in the community as
encouraging a "freedom of choice" for
the consumer.
Indochine
DVD
159 min
1992
DVD 4276
The story of a French plantation owner
and her adopted daughter, set in
colonial French Indochina during the
1930s to 50s, against the backdrop of
the rising Vietnamese nationalist
movement. With Catherine Deneuve,
Vincent Pérez, Linh Dan Pham, Jean
Yanne and Dominique Blanc.
Indochine
Inherit the Wind
Inside Iraq: The Untold Stories
VHS
156 min
1992
V 1345 (in storage)
Catherine Deneuve plays a plantation
owner with an adopted Indochinese
daughter. Their family drama unfolds
against the backdrop of political unrest
in French Indonesia.
DVD
128 min
1960
DVD 570
Stanley Kramer’s film about the Scopes
Monkey Trial, which debated evolution
versus creationism. With Spencer
Tracy, Fredric March, and Gene Kelly.
Adapted from the play by Jerome
Lawrence and Robert E. Lee. (b&w)
DVD
84 min
2004
DVD 3889
Documentary by Mike Shiley, an
amateur filmmaker, who made a deal
with his local ABC affiliate to bring back
stories from Iraq, printed a homemade
press pass, boarded an airplane, and
donned a bullet-proof vest. The
footage Shiley captured during his stay
gives insight into the lives of Iraqi
people and U.S. soldiers.
Indus to Independence
VHS
34 min
2000
V3139 (in storage)
A chronological account of the various
empires and religions that are part of
India’s history.
Infinitely Polar Bear
DVD
90 min
2015
DVD 4445
Maya Forbes’ autobiographically
inflected drama, set in Cambridge in
1978, tells the story of a father, recently
recovered from a breakdown, who takes
over the care of his young daughters
while his wife, in order to support them,
goes to New York to get an M.B.A. With
Mark Ruffalo, Zoe Saldana, Imogene
Wolodarsky, and Ashley Aufderheide
The Informer
DVD
92 min
1935
DVD 1172
John Ford’s Academy Award winning
film about a man who betrays his friend
to the British police for twenty pounds.
(b&w)
Inga
DVD
84 min
1967
DVD 1443
Swedish exploitation film about a
young girl’s sexual awakening. (b&w)
Inglourious Basterds
The Inheritance
DVD
93 min
1997
dv1403
A beautiful orphan named Edith lives in
a lush Massachusetts estate along with
her best friend’s family. When a pair of
suitors intended for the family’s
daughter express more interest in
young Edith, the once-happy members
of the household begin down a
treacherous path of back-stabbing and
malicious conniving.
The Initiation of Sarah
VHS
96 min
1978
VHS 2449 (in storage)
A withdrawn young girl joins an
unpopular sorority in college. When
she discovers that she has telekinetic
powers, her sorority sisters convince
her to use them on rival sororities.
An Injury to One
DVD
53 min
2002
DVD 4242
Documentary by Travis Wilkerson on
the mysterious death of labor organizer
Frank Little, and the connections
between the unsolved murder and the
history of the American left,
McCarthyism, and the detective novel.
The Inner World of Aphasia
DVD
153 min
2009
DVD 2591
In Nazi-occupied France during World
War II, a group of Jewish-American
soldiers known as "The Basterds" are
chosen specifically to spread fear
throughout the Third Reich by scalping
and brutally killing Nazis. With Brad Pitt.
16MM
24 min
1968
F 61
Deals with psychological, perceptual,
and family problems of the person who
has aphasia following a stroke or brain
injury. The patient’s impaired speech
patterns are seen and heard, while his
"inner thought" processes are heard
through voice-over techniques.
The Ingmar Bergman Collection:
Special Features
Innocent Husbands
DVD
2002
DVD 2557
A disc of special features
accompanying the Ingrid Bergman
Collection: "Intermezzo (2002)", "An
Interview with Ingmar Bergman
(1970)", "Sven Nykvist: With One Eye
He Cries", "Faro Island Mystique", and
a collection of articles and photographs.
Ingmar Bergman’s The Magic
Flute
DVD
135 min
1975
DVD 2574
Bergman’s film version of Mozart’s
opera, in which he attempted to evoke
the original 1791 production in Vienna.
With Josef Kostlinger as Tamino, and
Birgit Nordin as the Queen of the Night.
Conducted by Eric Ericson, with the
Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra.
16MM
30 min
1927
F 244
Silent film starring Charley Chase.
(b&w)
The Innocents
DVD
100 min
1961
DVD 2887
Deborah Kerr stars as a governess who
comes to suspect something is terribly
wrong with her seemingly innocent
charges, in this film adaptation of Henry
James’ The Turn of the Screw. (b&w)
Inside Amy Schumer: Seasons
1&2
DVD
440 min
2015
DVD 4643
First two seasons of the sketch comedy
television series created and hosted by
its star, Amy Schumer.
168
Inside Job
DVD
109 min
2010
DVD 3836
Charles Ferguson’s Academy Award
winning documentary about what he
describes as "the systemic corruption
of the United States by the financial
services industry and the
consequences of that systemic
corruption." In five parts, the film
explores how changes in the policy
environment and banking practices
helped create the financial crisis and
corrupted politics, regulation, and
academia. Narrated by Matt Damon.
Special features include making-of
documentary and commentary with
director Charles Ferguson and
producer Audrey Marrs.
Inside Man
DVD
DVD 2411
129 min
2006
Inside Out
DVD
95 min
2015
DVD 4507
3D computer-animated comedy-drama
adventure produced by Pixar Animation
Studios and released by Walt Disney
Pictures, directed by Pete Docter and
Ronnie del Carmen. The film is set in
the mind of a young girl named Riley
Andersen (Kaitlyn Dias), where five
personified emotions–Joy (Amy
Poehler), Sadness (Phyllis Smith), Fear
(Bill Hader), Anger (Lewis Black), and
Disgust (Mindy Kaling)–try to lead her
through life after her parents (Diane
Lane and Kyle MacLachlan) move the
family from Minnesota to San Francisco.
Inside Outside: Vandalism, Art,
and Vandalism as Art
DVD
120 min
2005
DVD 2133
Inside Outside" follows Parisian artist
ZEVS, well known for graffiti/art actions
on billboards, and other so-called street
artists from New York, Stockholm,
Copenhagen and São Paulo. The
profiled artists make their living from
their art, but are also driven to exhibit
their work illegally in the streets. DVD
extras include Wooster Collective,
Noffiti Anti-Graffiti Team of Berlin, Steve
Mona of the NYPD Vandal Squad,
Magic the Graffiti Cleaner, Os Gemeos,
Earsnot, follow-up on Adams and Itso
and Swoon, KR and Zevs slideshows.
Inside Pol Pot’s Secret Prison
Inspirations
DVD
50 min
2002
It’s been called one of the most evil
institutions of the 20th century.
Operating under the code name S-21,
Pol Pot’s secret prison was an
interrogation, torture, and execution
center used to exterminate suspected
traitors of Cambodia’s Khmer Rouge.
From1976 to 1979, thousands entered
its gates–only seven escaped alive.
While focusing on the prison, we see
how Pol Pot’s campaign of forced labor,
starvation, and murder left 1.7 million
Cambodians dead.
DVD
100 min
1997
DVD 1805
How do artists get their ideas? That is
the simple but provocative question
posed in this fascinating look at the
creative process from veteran
documentarian Michael Apted.
Architect Tadao Ando, music star David
Bowie, glass artist Dale Chihuly, dancer
Louise Lecavalier, pop artist Roy
Lichtenstein, choreographer Edouard
Locke and clay sculptor Nora NaranjoMorse are the subjects who share their
thoughts about their art and inspiration.
Instinct
Inside the Actors Studio
DVD
2005
DVD 2160
Includes: Jamie Foxx and 10th Year
Celebration Special
Inside the Jury Room
VHS
60 min
1986
V 413 (in storage)
(Frontline). This Frontline program was
the first time television cameras were
allowed into a jury room to record the
process, psychology, and gorup
dynamics of this part of our legal
system. Introduced by Judy Woodruff.
Inside the New York Times Book
Review
DVD
DVD 2004
A behind-the-scenes tour of the offices
of the New York Times Book Review
shows how an issue is created. Editor
Sam Tanenhaus guides the tour
through the editorial and production
process of review while staff members
describe their various responsibilities.
Includes information on selecting and
rejecting books; choosing reviewers for
books; fact checking and editing the
review; composing the layout design;
creating headlines, blurbs, and artwork;
and selecting and editing letters from
readers.
Inside the Writers Room with
Lost
VHS
DVD 3291
2009
The Insider
DVD
158 min
1999
DVD127
Scientist with a major tobacco
company reveals damaging, top-secret
information to 60 Minute producer
Lowell Bergman and reporter Mike
Wallace. Based on a true story. With
Russell Crowe, Al Pacino, and
Christopher Plummer.
Insomnia
DVD
DV2681
96 min
1997
DVD
126 min
1999
DV1063
In a prison for the criminally insane,
deranged anthropologist Ethan Powell
is set to be examined by a bright you
psychiatrist, Theo Caulder. Driven by
ambition and a hunger for the truth,
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his own life on the l\800885 <PC>Dir.
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Institute Benjamenta
VHS
101 min
1995
V 2146
Live-action film from the animators The
Brothers Quay. Kafkaesque drama
about a boarding school for servants.
Alternate title is "This Dream People
Call Life".
Integrated Chinese: Level 1 Part
1
DVD
2010
Presenting lively, humorous
dramatizations of all dialogues and
narratives in the level 1, part 1
textbook, the segments traces the
stories of a group of college classmates
and their friends. Students can follow
along with their adventures, which
provide plenty of opportunites to work
together and practice language skills.
Interiors
DVD
92 min
1978
DVD 4022
Woody Allen’s first serious dramatic
film centers around the three children
of Arthur (E. G. Marshall), a corporate
attorney, and Eve (Geraldine Page), an
interior decorator, who find themselves
in crisis when their father deserts their
mother. With Diane Keaton, Kristin
Griffith, and Mary Beth Hurt.
International Sweethearts of
Rhythm: America’s Hottest
All-girl Band
VHS
30 min
1986
V 512 (in storage)
Documentary on a multi-racial, all
women’s jazz band of the 1940’s. Oral
history interviews, interwoven with
archival footage and musical excerpts.
(b&w)
169
International
Telecommunications Satellite
Organization
Umatic
30 min
V 13 DVD-R copy of Umatic
Describes and illustrates the
organization, INTELSAT. Demonstrates
INTELSAT transmitting 2-way
telephone, telex, computer, and
television information.
The Internet: Cyber Hate and
Freedom of Speech
VHS
20 min
1995
V1264
Looks at the Internet’s potential as a
forum for free speech and open
debate–and as a vehicle for hate-filled
propaganda.
The Internet’s Own Boy
DVD
105 min
2014
DVD 4272
American biographical documentary
film written, directed, and produced by
Brian Knappenberger,about the life and
untimely death of American computer
programmer, writer, political organizer,
and Internet activist Aaron Swartz.
The Interpersonal Perception
Task
VHS
40 min
1986
V 393 (in storage)
Thirty brief scenes of social interaction,
designed to involve viewers in reading
nonverbal behavior. Includes blank
answer sheet, which can be duplicated
for class use, and an answer key.
The Interrupters
DVD
125 min
2011
A year in the life of a city grappling with
urban violence.
The Interview
DVD
103 min
1998
DVD 4418
Australian thriller from writer-director
Craig Monahan, about a man abruptly
arrested as the prime suspect of an
unsolved crime. Almost the entire film
takes place in a police interrogation
room, and the cast consists primarily of
three key actors–Hugo Weaving, Tony
Martin, and Aaron Jeffery.
An Interview with Screenwriter
Callie Khouri
DVD
86 min
2006
dvd 1376
Film executive Mike De Luca hosts an
interview with acclaimed screenwriter
Callie Khouri, writer of "Thelma and
Louise".
An Interview with Screenwriter
Jose Rivera
DVD
82 min
2006
dvd 1375
Film executive Mike De Luca hosts an
interview with acclaimed screenwriter
Jose Rivera, writer of "The Motorcycle
Diaries".
An Interview with Screenwriter
Nick Kazan
DVD
88 min
2006
dvd 1377
Film executive Mike De Luca hosts an
interview with acclaimed screenwriter
Nick Kazan, writer of "Reversal of
Fortune".
An Interview with Screenwriter
Paul Haggis
DVD
90 min
2006
dvd 1374
Film executive Mike De Luca hosts an
interview with acclaimed screenwriter
Paul Haggis, writer of "Crash".
Intimacy
DVD
115 min
2001
dv1447
The first English-language film from
French director Patrice Chereau
explores one man’s sexual obsessions
and emotional weaknesses. A lonely
nightclub worker, Jay (Mark Rylance),
and an actress, Claire (Kerry Fox),
engage in an impersonal sexual affair.
When Jay learns that Claire is married,
he strikes up a bizarre friendship with
her husband. Winner of the Golden
Bear at the 2001 Berlin Film Festival
and a Best Actress Award for Fox. In
French with English subtitles.
Intimate Stranger
DVD
60 min
1991
DVD 3941
Alan Berliner’s personal portrait of his
maternal grandfather, a Palestinan Jew
who lived in Egypt, and was a cotton
buyer for the Japanese prior to World
War II. Later he moved to Japan,
leaving his wife and children in the
United States. "Seventeen years after
his death, Berliner has constructed a
poetic and emotional jigsaw puzzle out
. . . of his grandfather’s life story."
(from case.)DVD extras include the
short film "Myth in the Electric Age".
Into the Abyss
DVD
107 min
2011
DV4338
Subtitled A Tale of Death, a Tale of Life,
Werner Herzog’s documentary about
two men convicted of a triple homicide
examines the reasons why people
kill–and why a state kills.
Into the Arms of Strangers:
Stories of the Kindertransport
DVD
117 min
2000
DVD 2115
This Academy Award winning
documentary tells the true story of a
rescue mission that saved 10,000
children from death at the hands of the
Nazis. Just prior to World War II,
thousands of parents from Germany,
Austria and Czechoslovakia sent their
children to foster homes in Great
Britain. Produced by Deborah
Oppenheimer, whose mother was one
of the 10,000 children. Narrated by
Judi Dench.
Into the Wild
Invasion of the Body Snatchers
DVD
148 min
2007
DV2811
Sean Penn’s road movie based on Jon
Krakauer”s nonfiction book about
Christopher McCandless, an Emory
University graduate who abandoned
his worldly possessions and trekked
into the Alaskan wilderness. With
Emile Hirsch, William Hurt, Marcia Gay
Harden, Jena Malone, Catherine
Keener, Kristen Stewart, and Vince
Vaughn.
VHS
80 min
1956
V 127 (in storage)
A small American town is gradually
taken over by an alien force, as the
citizens are replaced by pod creatures.
From the Collier’s Magazine serial by
Jack Finney. With Kevin McCarthy and
Dana Wynter. (b&w) (b&w)
Intolerance
DVD
117 min
1978
DVD 324
Philip Kaufman’s reworking of the 1956
horror classic. With Donald Sutherland,
Brooke Adams, and Jeff Goldblum.
DVD
197 min
1916
DVD 335
D.W. Griffith’s follow-up to "Birth of a
Nation." The story of man’s inhumanity
to man, told through four narratives,
united by the image of mother and
child. With Lillian Gish and Mae Marsh.
Titles by Anita Loos. Cinematography
by G.W. Bitzer and Karl Brown. With
music composed and performed by
Joseph Turrin.
Intolerance
VHS
170 min
1980
V 40 (in storage)
Griffith’s follow-up to "Birth of a Nation".
The story of man’s inhumanity to man,
told through four seperate narratives
united by the image of mother and
child. With Lillian Gish and Mae Marsh.
(b&w)
Introduction to Creative Drama
and Improvisation
VHS
110 min
1990
V 1616 (in storage)
Rives B. Collins, Assistant Professor at
Northwestern University, leads
students in creative drama exercises
and improvisations.
Introduction to the Brain
VHS
16 min
1971
V 284-1 (in storage)
A general presentation describing the
various segments of the brain and the
cranial nerves and showing examples
of the main types of synthetic
illustration used in the series.
The Intruder
DVD
84 min
1961
DVD 737
A charismatic stranger incites the white
citizens of a small Southern town to
racial violence. Starring William
Shatner. Directed by Roger Corman.
(b&w)
Invasion of the Body Snatchers
DVD
80 min
1955
DVD 1314
The Cold War classic, directed by Don
Siegel, and produced by Walter
Wanger. With Kevin McCarthy and
Dana Wynter. (b&w)
170
Invasion of the Body Snatchers
(1978)
Invasion: The Complete Series
DVD
907 min
2005
DVD 1882
Sci-fi series in which a U.S. Park
Ranger discovers that extraterrestials
not only visit Earth, but are already
active participants in our lives. 6-DVD
set.
Inventos Hip Hop Cubano
DVD
50 min
2005
DVD 4754
Documentary about the hip-hop scene
in Cuba, produced and directed by Eli
Jacobs-Fantauzzi. In Spanish with
optional English subtitles. Performers
include EPG & B, Anonimo Consejo,
Orishas, Tony Touch and Dead Prez.
Invictus
DVD
134 min
2009
DVD 3477
Clint Eastwood’s adaptation of John
Carlin’s book about the historic alliance
between first-term South African
President Nelson Mandela and the
captain of the national rugby team. With
Morgan Freeman and Matt Damon.
Invisible Art/Visible Artists
VHS
30 min
2000
V 2203 (in storage)
Panel discussion of Academy Award
nominees for Best Editing in 2000, in
which Dede Allen, Joe Hutsching, Mark
Livolsi, Stephen Mirrione, Pietro Scalia,
and Tim Squyres discuss their
methods and ideas about film editing.
Includes clips from their nominated
films: Wonder Boys, Almost Famous,
Traffic, Gladiator, and Crouching Tiger,
Hidden Dragon. (by the way, Mirrione
won that year for Traffic.) Sponsored by
American Cinema Editors.
The Invisible War
Iron Ladies of Liberia
Is It Easy To Be Young?
DVD
97 min
2005
DVD 4244
Investigative documentary about
sexual assault in the U.S. military,
written and directed by Kirby Dick,
featuring interviews with veterans from
multiple branches of the United States
Armed Forces who recount the events
surrounding their assaults. Their
stories reveal common themes,
including lack of recourse to an
impartial justice system, reprisals
against survivors instead of against
perpetrators, the absence of adequate
emotional and physical care for
survivors, the unhindered advancement
of perpetrators’ careers, and the forced
expulsion of survivors from service.
DVD
75 min
2007
DVD 2828
Ellen Johnson Sirleaf was elected
President of Liberia in 2005, the first
woman to be elected president in any
African nation. She then appointed
several women to top posts, and this
documentary follows their first year in
office.
VHS
85 min
1987
VHS 2451 (in storage)
This controversial Soviet documentary,
made in 1987, offers the first look at the
punk rock subculture in the Soviet
Union. Filmmaker Yuri Podniek
captures punks cavorting at a concert,
being dragged into court for smashing
up a train, and telling the camera about
the tender hopes and the drab realities
of their lives as hospital orderlies,
morticians, and drug-addicted,
disillusioned Afghanistan veterans.
Russian with English subtitles.
The Iron Lady
DVD
105 min
2011
DVD 3561
An elderly Margaret Thatcher talks to
the imagined presence of her recently
deceased husband as she struggles to
come to terms with his death while
scenes from her past life, from girlhood
to British prime minister, intervene.
The Ipcress File
DVD
107 min
1965
DVD 4032
British espionage film directed by
Sidney J. Furie, starring Michael Caine
and featuring Guy Doleman and Nigel
Green, based on the novel by Len
Deighton.
Iron Man
DVD
126 min
2008
DVD 3172
When wealthy industrialist Tony Stark
is forced to build an armored suit after
a life-threatening incident, he ultimately
decides to use its technology to fight
against evil. Starring Robert Downey Jr.
Ira & Abbey
DVD
105 min
2007
DVD 3186
A hastily married couple quickly
devolve into a life of affairs, meddling
parents, and therapy.
Iris
DVD
91 min
2001
DVD 1493
Film version of two books by John
Bayley, about his marriage to British
writer Iris Murdoch, her struggle with
Alzheimer’s disease. Kate Winslet and
Hugh Bonneville play the couple in
youth, while Judi Dench and Jim
Broadbent play them in later years.
IRL (In Real Life) The Bronze
Documentary Project
DVD
55 min
2006
DVD 2945
Documentary about the online
community "The Bronze," the official
online community for fans of "Buffy,
The Vampire Slayer."
The Iron Horse
VHS
133 min
1924
DVD 4620, 4621
Landmark silent western, directed by
John Ford and featuring George
O’Brien, Madge Bellamy,and Charles
Edward. A young man pursues his
murdered father’s dream of the first
transcontinental railroad, overcoming
impossible odds, greedy officials,
crooked Indians, and his father’s killer
to unite the Union Pacific and the
Central Pacific railways. Please note:
DVD 4620 is the 150 min. U.S. version,
DVD 4621 is the 133 min. international
version. (Ford at Fox Collection) (b&w)
The Iron Mask
DVD
103 min
1929
DVD 3870
Douglas Fairbank’s farewell to the
swashbuckling silent films included a
spoken introduction, which is included
in this restored edition. Extras include
rare outtakes, and a lengthy excerpt
from the 1952 revised version of the
film, spoken by Douglas Fairbanks, Jr.
(b&w)
Iron & Silk
DVD
94 min
1990
DV1583
Mark Salzman stars in a film based on
his two years of teaching English in the
People’s Republic of China in the early
1980’s. In his spare time, he takes
martial arts classes from a strict but
genuine master.
Ironweed
VHS
135 min
1988
DVD 4482
Jack Nicholson and Meryl Streep in the
screen version of William Kennedy’s
novel about life on the streets in 1938.
Irreversible
DVD
97 min
2002
DVD 4205
French mystery thriller film written and
directed by Gaspar Noé, starring
Monica Bellucci, Vincent Cassel and
Albert Dupontel. The film employs a
non-linear narrative and follows two
men as they try to avenge a brutally
raped girlfriend. The soundtrack was
composed by the electronic musician
Thomas Bangalter, best known as half
of the duo Daft Punk.
171
Is It True What They Say About
Ann?
DVD
145 min
2004
DVD 1480
Filmmakers Elinor Burkett and Patrick
Wright follow conservative pundit Ann
Coulter on a cross-country book tour,
during which she spars with Katie
Couric, Geraldo Rivera, and others.
Is the Man Who Is Tall Happy?
DVD
88 min
2013
DVD 4273
Michel Gondry’s animated
documentary about the philosopher
and political activist Noam Chomsky.
Strategies of Appropriation and
Audio-Visual Collage in the
Films of Abigail Child
DVD
DVD 3430
Films of Abigail Child, including
Prefaces (Part 1), Mutiny (Part 2), Both
(Part 3), Perils (Part 4), Covert Action
(Part 5), Mayhem (Part 6), and Mercy
(Part 7), as well as a book of essays on
her work by Francois Bouvier (ed), Tom
Gunning, Melissa Ragona, Redell
Olsen, and Thomas Zummer.
Isadora Duncan: Movement
from the Soul
VHS
58 min
1989
V 3423 (IN STORAGE)
Portrait of the "Mother of Modern
Dance," using narration from Duncan’s
speeches, essays, and autobiography,
and re-creations of twelve of her
dances.
Islam Today
VHS
30 min
V 2055 (in storage)
A look at the conflicts between
traditional values and modern lifestyles,
between wealth and poverty, and
between varying religious expectations,
that characterize the world of Islam
today.
Islamic Science and Technology
VHS
30 min
V 2054 (in storage)
Looks at the influence of Islamic
science on astronomy, physics,
medicine, and engineering.
The Island
It Happened Here
Itam hakim, hopiit
DVD
136 min
2005
DVD 1031, DVD 1238
Sci-fi adventure directed by Michael
Bay. Ewan McGregor and Scarlett
Johansson play inhabitants of a closed
ecosystem, who discover they are
being held for organ harvesting.
DVD
96 min
1964
DV1152
A re-write of history in which Nazi
Germany occupations England. (b&w)
DVD
105 min
1934
DVD 2778
A newlywed runs away from her father
to live with her husband, but
encounters an accommodating
reporter along the way.
DVD
58 min
1984
DVD 4569
Documentary by Victor Masayesva, Jr,
Ross Macaya, the oldest member of
the Hopi storytelling clan, recounts
various epochs in Hopi history,
including the Hopi Emergence, the age
of the conquistadors, the Pueblo Revolt
of 1680, the story of the Bow Clan of
his father, and the "history" of the future
as told in the Hopi prophecy. In Hopi
language, with English subtitles.
It Happened One Night
It’s a Bird
Island of the Blue Dolphins
VHS
99 min
1964
V 2476 (in storage)
Film adaptation of the young adult
classic by Scott O’Dell,directed by
James B. Clark and starring Celia Kaye
as Karana.
The Isle
DVD
89 min
2001
dvd 1328
South Korean Kim Ki-Duk directed this
tale of jealously, lust, revenge and
betrayal. An ex-cop, haunted by the
murder of his girlfriend, finds himself at
an isolated and eerie fishing retreat.
The retreat’s beautiful proprietor, who
sells her body by night to her unsavory
guests, becomes obsessed with the
cop. This leads to a dangerous
relationship with sadomasochistic
chemistry. In Korean with English
subtitles.
Isle of Flowers
VHS
15 min
1990
V 3046
Ironic look at values, the food chain,
and the human condition, focusing on a
Brazilian island where pigs eat first, and
human beings subsist on what is left
over. Film produced by Jorge Furtado.
Isle of the Dead/Bedlam
DVD
151 min
1945
dvd 1317
This DVD contains both Isle of the
Dead (1945)and Bedlam (1946), two
early horror / thriller films. (b&w)
"It"
DVD
77 min
1927
DVD 1977
Clara Bow stars in the definitive flapper
film as a lingerie salesgirl infatuated
with the store’s heir (Antonio Moreno).
A classic, silent, Jazz-Age comedy, It
features Bow at the height of her
sexually liberated charm, playing a
romantic aggressor with warmth and
wit–a role that would revolutionize the
way women were viewed on screen
and off. With orchestral score by Carl
Davis, performed by The Live Cinema
Orchestra. (b&w)
It Came from Beneath the Sea
DVD
78 min
1955
DVD 3899
American science fiction film about
scientists battling a giant radioactive
octopus driven from the depths of the
ocean by hydrogen bomb testing. With
Kenneth Tobey and Faith Domerque,
featuring special effects by Ray
Harryhausen. (b&w)
It Happened One Night
VHS
105 min
1984
V 122 (in storage)
Frank Capra’s comedy of love’s triumph
over social differences. With Claudette
Colbert and Clark Gable. (b&w)
16MM
15 min
1930
F 208
Early comedy with Charley Bowers.
(b&w)
It Happened Tomorrow
DVD
130 min
1946
DVD 3368
Frank Capra’s classic Christmas story.
Extras include making-of documentary,
and "A Personal Remembrance",
narrated by Frank Capra, Jr. (b&w)
DVD
84 min
1944
DVD 393
Rene Clair’s comedy about a turn of
the century newspaper reporter whose
mysterious colleague gives him the
news a day in advance. With Dick
Powell, Linda Darnell, and Jack Oakie.
(b&w)
It Wasn’t Love
VHS
20 min
1992
V 1410
Sadie Benning film about growing up
lesbian, incorporating images from The
Bad Seed. (b&w)
Italian Fascism in Color
DVD
100 min
2005
DVD 3952
Benito Mussolini’s rise to power and his
subsequent rule are covered in this
documentary film, which includes rare
color footage.
Italian for Beginners
It’s a Wonderful Life
It’s Always Sunny in
Philadelphia: Seasons 1 and 2
DVD
380 min
2005
DVD 2126
Sitcom from FX about four friends
trying to run an Irish pub in
Philadelphia. They’re all self-absorbed
jerks, who broach taboo topics via their
uninformed, solipsistic banter. With
Danny DeVito.
It’s an OK Life
16MM
4 min
1980
F 89
An animated speculation on the quality
of life in the 21st century. A man born
in 2000 describes the highlights of his
life, which range from bio-engineering
to cloning to computer crime.
DVD
97 min
2000
DVD 494
The lives of seven strangers in a small
Danish town become entwined when
they sign up for the same Italian
language class. Comedy from the
Dogma 95 school, with Anders W.
Berthelsen, Sara Indrio Jensen, and
Peter Gantzler.
It’s Elementary: Talking About
Gay Issues in School
The Italian Straw Hat
It’s Not My Memory of It
VHS
73 min
V 668 (in storage)
Rene Clair’s silent comedy about a
young man’s misadventures on his
wedding day. (b&w)
Italianamerican ; and the Big
Shave
VHS
54 min
1974
V 1192
"Italianamerican" shows Martin
Scorsese sitting down for dinner with
his parents in their Little Italy
apartment. "The Big Shave" is a 5
minute film of a young man shaving.
He cuts himself and has a frightening
religious experience.
172
VHS
77 min
1996
V 1526 (in storage)
Uses classroom footage to show
teachers leading discussions for
elementary school students that
address anti-gay prejudice.
VHS
25 min
2003
V 1963 (in storage)
Videotape about secrecy, memory, and
documents, addressing the concerns of
heightened security in contemporary
life. A project of the Speculative
Archive, which uses existing historical
records to create new documents.
It’s the Law!
VHS
15 min
1991
V 969 (in storage)
Produced by Auction for Children’s
Television to explain the Children’s
Television Act, which limits the amount
of advertising during children’s shows
and requires local stations to provide
educational programming for children.
Ivan the Terrible: Ivan Groznyi :
Part 1 and Part 2
VHS
186 min
1980
V 71 (in storage)
Eisenstein’s life of Russia’s founder,
Tsar Ivan IV. In Part 1, Ivan is crowned
czar, but the opposition of wealthy
landowners forces him to abdicate. In
Part 2, Ivan is restored to power. The
color sequence was shot on film
captured during the war. (b&w)
Ivan’s Childhood
DVD
95 min
1962
DVD 1784
The first feature directed by the Andrei
Tarkovsky. Set during WWII, a young
orphan is enlisted as a spy for the
Soviet army. The film contains many
images that would later become
Tarkovsky’s trademark. Winner of the
Golden Lion at the 1962 Venice Film
Festival. Also known as My Name Is
Ivan and Childhood of Ivan. In Russian
with English subtitles. (b&w)
I’ve Heard the Mermaids Singing
VHS
82 min
1988
V 589 (in storage)
An "organizationally impaired" Person
Friday goes to work at a sophisticated
art gallery. With Sheila McCarthy and
Paul Baillargeon.
Ivory Tower
DVD
90 min
2014
DVD 4206
Documentary produced and directed
by Andrew Rossi, which asks critical
questions about the value of higher
education in an era when the price of
college has increased more than for
any other service in the United States.
J. T
16MM
1970
F 25
Based on the novel by Jane Wagner. A
drama about a boy’s harsh
environment, and his attempts to deal
with hostile classmates and menacing
adults.
Jack Kerouac, King of the Beats
DVD
DVD 2221
John Antonelli’s film biography of writer
Jack Kerouac, featuring dramatization,
interviews with Kerouac’s
contemporaries, and truly weird clips
from the Steve Allen show and an
interview with William F. Buckley. With
music by Duke Ellington, Thelonius
Monk, and Zoot Sims.
Jack Smith and the Destruction
of Atlantis
DVD
95 min
2007
DVD 2801
Documentary portrait of Jack Smith,
performance artist and filmmaker.
Includes films, photographs, audio
recordings, acting performances and
other things from Smith’s archives.
Jackie Brown
Jamon Jamon
DVD
154 min
1997
DVD 563
Quentin Tarantino’s adaptation of
Elmore Leonard’s novel "Rum Punch."
Pam Grier stars as Jackie Brown, a
stewardess who smuggles cash and
drugs to supplement her income. With
Samuel L. Jackson, Robert Forster,
and Bridget Fonda. Two-disc collector’s
set includes Tarantino interview,
deleted and alternate scenes, and
screenplay viewer.
VHS
95 min
1993
V 1533 (In Storage)
A couple’s plans to marry lead to
romantic mismatches in a Spanish
town. With Anna Galiena, Juan Diego,
Penelope Cruz, and Javier Bardem.
Directed by Bigas Luna.
Jacknife
DVD
102 min
1989
DVD 4650
Story about a Vietnam war veteran
suffering post-Vietnam stress
syndrome who tries to draw a fellow
veteran, now an alcoholic, out of his
shell. With Robert DeNiro, Ed Harris,
and Kathy Baker.
Jacknife
VHS
102 min
1988
V 1852 (in storage)
Robert DeNiro, Ed Harris, and Kathy
Baker in drama about Vietnam vets
struggling to adjust to life after the
Vietnam War.
Jacob’s Ladder
DVD
116 min
1990
DVD 873
Tim Robbins plays Vietnam vet
tormented by memories of his son and
wartime nightmares. With Elizabeth
Pena and Danny Aiello.
Jacques D’Amboise: Portrait of
A Great American Dancer
DVD
135 min
1954
DVD 1369
A dazzling compilation of previously
unreleased television appearances
taken from Canadian television and the
American series The Bell Telephone
Hour. D’Amboise dances numbers
from The Still Point, The Nutcracker,
Swan Lake, and many more with the
help of Melissa Hayden, Lupe Serrano,
Tanaquil LeClercq, Diana Adams,
Jillana, and Francia Russell. (b&w)
James Baldwin: The Price of
the Ticket
VHS
87 min
1990
V 912
Portrait of writer James Baldwin, using
archival footage and newsreel clips to
illustrate his life, and featuring
commentary on his work by Maya
Angelou, Amiri Baraka, Ishmael Reed,
and William Styron. (b&w)
James Thurber’s "The Greatest
Man in the World"
VHS
51 min
1980
V 755 (In Storage)
From James Thurber’s satire about Jack
Smurch, an illiterate lout who becomes
the first man to fly non-stop around the
world. The press and politicos are
determined to make Smurch into their
kind of American hero at any cost.
173
Jan Oxenberg Triple Bill
DVD
41 min
DVD 3992
Collection of three Jan Oxenberg films
– "A Comedy in Six Unnatural Acts",
"Home Movie", and "I’m Not One of
’Em". "A Comedy" is a series of
sketches exploring the cliche images of
lesbianism. "Home Movie" is fastedited found family footage with an
added voice-over, which comments
wryly on schoolgirl images: "I looked
so normal but felt so different."I’m Not
One of ’Em" is a sketch about denial,
as a female spectator at a roller derby
talks about her unique experiences
with lesbianism.
Jane Eyre
DVD
120 min
2011
DVD 3204
A plain but intelligent governess who
softens the heart of her employer soon
discovers that he’s hiding a terrible
secret. Starring Mia Wasikowska and
Michael Fassbender
Jane Eyre
VHS
239 min
1987
V 717 (in storage)
Bronte’s novel in a BBC adaptation
featuring Zelah Clarke as the
mistreated orphan who relies on her
intelligence and independence to make
her way in the world, and Timothy
Dalton as Mr. Rochester.
Jane Goodall’s Wild
Chimpanzees
DVD
43 min
2002
DVD 749
Overview of the life and work of Dr.
Jane Goodall, tracing her 40 years of
work among chimps at Gombe Park in
Lake Tangankia, East Africa. Originally
produced for IMAX theaters.
Jane Got a Gun
DVD
98 min
2016
DVD 4762
Action western, directed by Gavin
O’Connor,and starring Natalie Portman
as a wife and mother who must protect
her family from a gang of vicious
criminals.
Jane the Virgin: The Complete
First Season
Jay O’Callahan, a Master Class
in Storytelling
Jazz, Episode 4: The True
Welcome
DVD
929 min
2014
DVD 4499
American comedy TV series that
premiered on The CW on October 13,
2014. Gina Rodriguez plays Jane
Villanueva, a hard-working, religious
young Latina woman whose family
tradition and a vow to save her virginity
until marriage is shattered when a
doctor mistakenly artificially
inseminates her during a checkup. To
make matters worse, the biological
donor is a married man, a former
playboy and cancer survivor who is not
only the new owner of the hotel where
Jane works, but was also her former
teenage crush.
Umatic
33 min
1983
V 97 (OS: 3/4)
Robert Potts interviews storyteller Jay
O’Callahan, who talks about the
importance of storytelling as a
communication medium, and
demonstrates storytelling techniques.
VHS
120 min
2000
V 3039 (in storage)
Jazz in the Great Depression; big
bands, Fats Waller, Art Tatum; Louis
Armstrong, Duke Ellington; Benny
Goodman, and the birth of the Swing
Era.
Jay O’Callahan: A Master Class
in Storytelling
Jazz, Episode 5: Swing, Pure
Pleasure
Japan: the Land & its People:
the tradition of performing arts
in Japan
DVD
30 min
1989
DV 3289, DVD 4473
This 12-part series based on the bestselling book, "NIPPON, THE LAND
AND ITS PEOPLE" was produced by
the Nippon Steel Corporation and was
the winner of the 1989 Foreign
Minister’s Award at the Second Japan
Industrial Film and Video Festival.
Japanese American Women: A
Sense of Place
VHS
27 min
1991
V 1068
Japanese American women, and
women of other Asian ethnicities,
discuss their experiences growing up in
the United States. Topics include
differences between Asian
communities on the West and East
Coasts, stereotypes, and having one’s
culture confused with race. Written and
narrated by Rosanna Yamagiwa Alfaro.
(b&w)
Japon
DVD
126 min
2002
DVD 1767
Mexican director Carlos Reygadas’ first
film is an existential drama that
explores life, death, truth and
redemption by following a suicidal old
man on his journey through the rugged
Mexican landscape.
Jasper and the Haunted House
16MM
14 min
1942
F 212
A short puppet film by director George
Pal starring Jasper, Blackbird, and
Professor Scarecrow that was later
deemed to have racist overtones.
Jaws
DVD
125 min
1975
DVD 33
25th anniversary Collector’s Edition of
Spielberg’s action suspense classic.
With Richard Dreyfuss and Roy
Scheider.
VHS
38 min
1983
V 2319 (in storage)
Robert Potts interviews storyteller Jay
O’Callahan, who talks about the
purposes of storytelling, attitudes and
techniques for storytelling, and the use
of stories as teaching activities or
artistic expression.
Jay-Z: Fade to Black
DVD
110 min
2004
DVD 4721
All-star line-up of hip-hop stars,
assembled by Jay-Z for his last live
show before retiring from the music
business. With Beyonce, Mary J. Blige,
Missy Elliot, R. Kelly, Common, Kanye
West, P.Diddy and more.
The Jayson Blair Story
DVD
23 min
2003
DVD 890
ABC News correspondent Bob
Jamieson looks at the rise and fall of
journalist Jayson Blair, who was
promoted rapidly at The New York
Times, despite reports of inaccurate
work. Mark Whitaker of Newsweek,
Condace Pressley, of the National
Association of Black Journalists, and
the Washington Post’s Howard Kurtz
discuss the impact of the scandal on
The Times, news media credibility, and
equal opportunity.
Jazz, Episode 1: Gumbo
VHS
90 min
2000
V 3036
Birth of jazz in New Orleans during the
1890’s; half-mad cornetist Buddy
Bolden, Jelly Roll Morton, and
clarinetist Sidney Bechet;
popularization of jazz by the Original
Dixieland Jazz Band.
Jazz, Episode 2: The Gift
VHS
120 min
2000
V 3037 (in storage)
Focuses on the "Jazz Age" in Chicago
and New York, and the two artists
whose lives and music influenced the
future of jazz: Louis Armstrong and
Duke Ellington.
Jazz, Episode 3: Our Language
VHS
120 min
2000
V 3038 (in storage)
Looks at how innovative soloists and
singers contribute to the evolution of
jazz, from Bessie Smith to Bix
Beiderbecke, to Benny Goodman and
Artie Shaw. Continues the stories of
Duke Ellington and Louis Armstrong.
174
VHS
120 min
2000
V 3040 (in storage)
Jazz in the mid-1930’s; Benny
Goodman, the "King of Swing", Tommy
Dorsey, Jimmie Lunceford, Glen Miller,
Artie Shaw; Billie Holiday; "the Music
Battle of the Century" on May 11, 1937,
between Goodman and Chick Webb.
Jazz, Episode 6: Swing, the
Velocity of Celebration
VHS
120 min
2000
V 3041 (in storage)
Jazz in the late 1930’s; Count Basie
and Lester Young; Chick Webb and
Ella Fitzgerald; Billie Holiday’s "Strange
Fruit", Coleman Hawkins; Duke
Ellington’s European tour.
Jazz, Episode 7: Dedicated to
Chaos
VHS
120 min
2000
V 3042 (in storage)
Jazz during World War II; Glenn Miller
and Artie Shaw in the armed forces;
Django Reinhardt; Bille Holiday; Duke
Ellington and Billy Strahorn; Dizzy
Gillespie and Charlie Parker release
"Koko", and bebop begins to spread.
Jazz, Episode 8: Risk
VHS
120 min
2000
V 3043 (in storage)
Jazz changes as the Cold War
escalates, and the threat of nuclear
annihilation grows; Duke Ellington
keeps his band on the road; Louis
Armstrong puts together the "All-Stars";
Norman Granz and "Jazz at the
Philharmonic" tours; Dizzy Gillespie
and Charlie Parker challenge
audiences; narcotics sweeps through
the jazz community; Miles Davis, Dave
Brubeck, Gerry Mulligan, and John
Lewis bring new audiences to jazz.
Jazz, Episode 9: The Adventure
VHS
120 min
2000
V 3044 (in storage)
Jazz in an era of post-war prosperity,
with a growing demand for civil rights;
Louis Armstrong speaks out; Miles
Davis signs with Columbia Records;
Clifford Brown dies in a car accident;
Duke Ellington appears at the 1956
Newport Jazz Festival; Art Blakey forms
the Jazz Messengers; Sonny Rollins,
John Coltrane, and Ornette Coleman
launch the avant-garde jazz movement.
Jazz, Episode 10: A
Masterpiece by Midnight
VHS
120 min
2000
V 3045 (in storage)
Jazz in the early 1960’s: outsold by
rock ’n roll, some musicians go abroad;
critics divide jazz into antagonistic
"schools"; death of John Coltrane; Miles
Davis creates Fusion; Dexter Gordon
returns from Europe; a new generation,
including Wynton Marsalis, emerges.
Jazz on a Summer’s Day
VHS
84 min
1987
V 861 (in storage)
Thelonious Monk, Louis Armstrong,
Chuck Berry, and others at the 1958
Newport Jazz Festival.
The Jazz Singer
DVD
88 min
1927
DVD 2906
The son of a Jewish Cantor must defy
his father in order to pursue his dream
of becoming a jazz singer. Starring Al
Jolson. (b&w)
Jean de Florette
VHS
122 min
1987
V 1001 (in storage)
Film version of Pagnol’s novel about a
city hunchback who inherits property in
rural France, and is opposed by his
villainous neighbor. With Gerald
Depardieu and Yves Montand.
Jean-Luc Godard: 3-Disc
Collector’s Edition
DVD
354 min
DVD 3648
Four films from the French filmmaker’s
middle period: Passion (1982/88 min.),
First Name: Carmen (1983/85 min.),
The Detective (1985/95 min.) and Oh
Woe Is Me (1993/95 min.), plus a halfhour featurette called "Jean-Luc
Godard: A Riddle Wrapped in an
Enigma." In French with English
subtitles.
Jean-Michel Basquiat: The
Radiant Child
DVD
93 min
2010
DVD 2914
Centered on a rare interview that
director and friend Tamra Davis shot
with Basquiat over twenty years ago,
this definitive documentary chronicles
the meteoric rise and fall of the young
artist.
Jean Renoir 3-disc Collector’s
Edition
DVD
DVD 2051
Jeeves and Wooster: The
Complete Series
DVD
900 min
1991
DVD 2845
The complete comedy series starring
Hugh Laurie and Stephen Fry.
Beyond Silence
DVD
107 min
1996
DVD 2368
Winner for Best Picture honors at the
1997 Tokyo International Film Festival
and nominated for Best Foreign
Language Film at the 1998 Academy
Awards, this inspiring film tells the story
of a child of deaf parents who discovers
her gift for music. Given a clarinet as a
young girl, Lara grows up divided
between worlds of sound and silence
and tries to find a place for herself in
both. "Beyond Silence is one of those
films that helps us escape our box of
time and space and understand what it
might be like to live in someone else’s"
Jerome Hill: Film Portrait
VHS
81 min
1971
V 3410 (in storage)
Autobiographical film includes
fragments from Jerome Hill’s painted,
surrealistic, and documentary films.
Jerry Lewis: The Legendary
Jerry Collection
DVD
946 min
2005
DVD 2386
The Delicate Delinquent, The Bellboy,
Cinderfella, The Ladies Man, The
Errand Boy, The Nutty Professor, The
Patsy, The Disorderly Orderly, The
Family Jewels, and The Stooge.
Jerzy Grotowski
VHS
55 min
1970
V 2292 (in storage)
Critic Margaret Croyden interviews the
director of the Polish Lab Theater.
Grotowski discusses the relationship
between director and actor, the
concept of "poor" theater, and the
function of the playwright. Interview
translated by director Jacques Chwat.
Jesse Jackson and the Press
VHS
30 min
V 613 (in storage)
Examines Jesse Jackson’s campaign
for the Presidency and the press
coverage he received throughout.
Jesse James
DVD
106 min
1939
DVD 2627
Tyrone Power as bandit Jesse James,
with Henry Fonda as his brother Frank.
The film was shot on location in the
Ozarks.
Jesus Christ Superstar
Jeanne Dielman, 23, quai du
Commerce 1080 Bruzelles
DVD
DVD 2539
VHS
108 min
1990
V 1083 (in storage)
Musical retelling of Christ’s last week of
life. Words and music by Tim Rice and
Andrew Lloyd Webber.
175
Jesus Christ Superstar Live
Arena Tour
DVD
105 min
2012
DVD 4168
British production of rock opera by Tim
Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber. Cast
features Tim Minchin, Melanie C, Chris
Moyles and Ben Forster.
Jesus’ Son
VHS
109 min
1999
V 2301 (in storage)
Coming of age story set in the 70’s,
with Billy Crudup as a young man who
wants to help others, bu