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A bout de souffle
A small-time hood kills a policeman and tries to leave France, but his American girlfriend betrays him to the police and he gets killed trying to escape.
DVD 1883
A bout de souffle (Motion picture)
A small-time hood kills a policeman and tries to leave France, but his American girlfriend betrays him to the police and he gets killed trying to escape.
DVD 1883
A bout de souffle (Motion picture)
A small-time hood kills a police officer and tries to leave France, but his American girlfriend betrays him to the police, leading to a deadly conclusion.
DVD 5333
A Confucian life in America : Tu Wei-ming
Bill Moyers interviews Tu Wei-ming who discusses the relevance of Confucian philosophy to our times and the recent student movement in China. Tu Wei-ming suggests that the humanism of Confucius can help us sort out some of the ethical problems of today.
DVD 2283
A filmmaker's apocalypse
An in-depth and engrossing look into the making of Francis Ford Coppola's epic Apocalypse Now, as filmed by his wife Eleanor. Includes new documentary on Coppola's new film, Youth Without Youth. Features commentary.
DVD 5228
A John Hughes Production
A high school misfit is so head-over-heels for the senior class siren that he's blind to the charms of his devoted best pal.
DVD 10826
À la folie-- pas du tout He loves me, he loves me not /
Angelique, a young student, is in love with a married doctor. She tries to convince him to leave his pregnant wife. Is the love affair the one-sided obsession of a desperate woman clinging to a hopeless dream, and turning it into a nightmare when she realizes it may not come true?
DVD 4797
À la rencontre de Forrester
Jamal Wallace is a talented young basketball player in New York City whose secret passion is writing. After an accidental meeting, Forrester, a reclusive novelist, becomes Jama's unlikely mentor. Soon, both men learn lessons from each other about life and the importance of friendship.
DVD 1494
A la rencontre de l'autre. Encountering others.
"This program addresses the expansion of the Arab empire into Spain, where Muslims ruled with tolerance for more than seven centuries. The introduction and consolidation of Islamic power in Spain, the creation of the Umayyad emirate by the sole survivor of the Umayyad dynasty, the rise of Cordoba as a cultural rival of Abbasid Baghdad, and the gradual ebb of Arab rule on the Iberian Peninsula are all discussed. Special attention is given to the prosperous reign of Abdel Rahman III and the flowering of a Muslim culture that respectfully welcomed the contributions of Christians and Jews alike."--Container.
DVD 2864
A la rencontre de l'autre. Encountering others ; they surveyed the world /
"During the 10th century, people routinely journeyed from one end of the huge Arab empire to the other--and even into non-Islamic lands far into the north and east. Who were these travelers, what did they seek? This program captures what it was like to be a pilgrim in a caravan bound for Mecca, an official carrying out the Caliph's orders, a scholar seeking knowledge, a merchant in search of new markets, and an explorer charting the seas. Some of the era's most memorable personalities--mathematician al-Khuwarizmi, the chronicler Abul Hasan Ali al Mas'udi, the cartographer al-Qasim Muhammad ibn Hawqal--are profiled"--Container.
DVD 2865
 la verticale de l'été
Three sisters-Lien, Khanh, and Suong-whose parents have recently died come together on the anniversary of the mother's death, preparing the memorial dinner. The men in their lives include their brother Hai, and husbands Kien and Quoc. The family is, however, prey to all the romantic entanglements, confessions, secrets, passions and troubles that eventually ensnare all. With Chekhovian decorum, the film examines the domestic emotions and small eruptions of feeling that punctuate the slow, vaguely sorrowful serenity of the sister's daily lives.
DVD 5462
À l'ombre de Shawshank
"Red" Redding is a lifer who knows the ropes at Maine's Shawshank State Prison. New inmate Andy Dufresne is a quiet banker, unjustly convicted of murder. Andy's indomitable will earns Red's friendship and his resourcefulness brings hope and change to the entire prison. Andy is full of surprises--and he saves his best surprise for last.
DVD 533
A Londoni férfi.
Lonely railway worker Maloin leads a simple, humdrum life with his teenage daughter and high-strung wife at the edge of an infinite sea. He barely notices the world around him, and has already accepted its slow and inevitable deterioration. His inner life is suddenly thrown into chaos after he stumbles upon a deadly business transaction that leaves him with a money-stuffed suitcase and guilty conscience for a crime he didn't commit.
DVD 8882
A lyukas zászló
"A sociopolitical historical documentary-thriller about the international decline of communism and the 1956 Hungarian Revolution."--IMDb
DVD 10314
À ma soeur! Fat girl /
A daring and provocative exploration of the complexities of sexual awakening involving 12-year old Anaïs. With her family on holiday by the sea, she yearns for the experience of first love. However, she experiences it by proxy when her beautiful older sister, Elena, gets involved with an older boy. Soon Elena's naive hopes of romance will be shattered setting a chain of events in motion that will shatter her family forever.
DVD 3419
A Midsummer night's dream
DVD 1068
A nos amours
A fifteen-year-old Parisian girl embarks on a sexual rampage in an effort to separate herself from her overbearing father, ineffectual mother, and brutish brother.
DVD 6634
A nous la liberté
A satire on factory life centering on the activities of a couple of ex-prisoners, one of whom, an ambitious crook, becomes the boss of a large factory while the other, a sentimental old tramp, becomes a worker there. Eventually both discover that happiness and peace of mind cannot be bought with money and revert to their former life as vagabonds. This film inspired Charlie Chaplin's Modern times.
DVD 1627
A picture book for grown-ups
A portrait of the financial and psychological toils of a family, as two young boys come to understand their father's low status in society.
DVD 8521
A pozdravuji vlastovky Give my love to the swallows /
Tells the true story of Maruska Kuderikova, a courageous, young Moravian girl who was part of the Czech Resistance during World War II. Maruska was arrested by the Nazis for her resistance work, an experience she chronicled in a makeshift diary.
DVD 4189
Aardman presents
On a quest for his favorite snack, Wallace takes Gromit on an out-of-this-world adventure in his homemade space rocket to discover if the moon really is made of cheese. Then, Wallace takes in a mysterious lodger, but Gromit's suspicions are aroused when the new arrival starts to show a sinister interest in his master's Techno-Trousers. Last, Wallace and Gromit set up a window-cleaning business, only to find themselves ensnared in a deadly mystery involving sheep rustling, a malevolent guard dog and true love.
DVD 7848
Aatsinki the story of Arctic cowboys /
Brothers Aarne and Lasse Aatsinki are cowboys of the Arctic. Quiet but good natured, dare-devilish but humble, rugged but gentle, and exceptionally knowledgeable when it comes to their little slice of wilderness. The brothers, along with their wives and children, live well north of the Arctic Circle in Finnish Lapland, where they are the leaders of a collective of traditional reindeer herders who manage the last group of wild reindeer in all of Finland. Aatsinki follows the family for the span of one year, quietly observing their seasonal routines and the difficulties and joys of a life so closely tied to the land. Though, on the surface, Aatsinki is the story of a single family, its underlying narrative is one of global consequences and connections. Between their uncanny understanding of the landscape and their reindeer on the one hand, and their heavy reliance on snowmobiles and helicopters on the other, the herders have been categorized as beacons of sustainability and demons of environmentalism-- in essence, poster children for simplicity and technology alike.
DVD 11659
Abbas Kiarostami's ten
A portrait of contemporary Iran, as seen through the eyes of one woman as she drives through the streets of Tehran over a period of several days. Her journey is comprised of ten conversations with various female passengers, and shed light on the lives of these women whose voices are seldom heard.
DVD 3837
Abbey grange
Empty house: It is three years later. Did Sherlock Holmes plunge to his death at the Reichenbach Falls fighting with the fiendish Professor Moriarty? Watson is faced with an unsolved murder, and is lost without the talents of his old partner to help him; until he spots a mysterious visitor in court, listening to testimony about the murdered man. Abbey grange: Who murdered the last of the Brackenstall line, Sir Eustace Brackenstall? Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson reveal the murderer and much more.
DVD 3099
Abbott & Costello
Two bookstore clerks become involved in a safari to Africa to find diamonds and make their way through humorous mishaps involving crooked safari organizers, animals, wild and not so wild natives.
DVD 65
Abbott & Costello meet Frankenstein
A comic horror film in which Abbott and Costello encounter Frankenstein's monster, Dracula, and a mad scientist.
DVD 6038
Abby head on
Features nine documentary films about women in sports, directed by an extraordinarily diverse group of female filmmakers. Executive produced by Jane Rosenthal, these critically-acclaimed films highlight Pat Summitt's remarkable story, Venus Williams' fight for equal pay and the 1999 US Women's World Cup team, among others. An inspirational collection of remarkable and moving films, Nine for IX is certain to appeal to all independent film fans.
DVD 11863
A.B.C Africa
Over the course of a 10-day visit to Uganda, Abbas Kiarostami uses his camera to capture and caress the faces of a thousand orphans, many whose parents died of AIDS. Alternately heartbreaking and optimistic.
DVD 3512
ABCs of discrimination
Programs examine various forms of discrimination by race, sex, age, physical appearance, and voice.
DVD 8731
Abduction the Megumi Yokota story /
In November, 1977, 13-year-old Megumi Yokota vanishes without a trace. Her parents search for her for years until one day, they encounter shocking news: Megumi was kidnapped by North Korean secret agents. What began as a simple missing persons case becomes a battle between two nations at the highest levels. Suddenly, an ordinary banker and his housewife find themselves entangled in an extraordinary conspiracy.
DVD 6669
Abel Gance's Beethoven
Covering the years from 1801-1825, this is the story of how Beethoven falls in love with one of his students, Juliette, but she loves another, so he throws himself into his work. His hearing fails him off and on, and he plans to marry Therese, another student who is devoted to him, but he cannot. He loves Juliette. His hearing gone for good, he is very poor, and in the end he dies a pauper.
DVD 9815
Abel Gance's Lucrèzia Borgia
Lucrèce Borgia: Cesare Borgia sees a way to obtain power when his father Rodrigo is named Pope and lets nothing stand in his way, not even his family members. Also included are two rarely seen shorter silent films directed by Gance: "Au Secours!" uses experimental editing and photography to illustrate a man's adventures in a haunted house. "La Folie Du Docteur Tube" is an experimental comedy about a mad scientist who discovers a sneezing powder that can alter someone's physique.
DVD 2085
Abel raises Cain
Abel raises Cain is an unprecedented glimpse into the life and bizarre career of Alan Abel, the infamous underground media prankster. In this loving portrait of an eccentric father, Alan's daughter, Jenny, tells her firsthand account of what it was like growing up with a prankster.
DVD 7308
Abenteuer des Prinzen Achmed The adventures of Prince Achmed /
Premiered in Germany in 1926 and is based on the stories from "The Arabian nights", this movie has been hailed as the first full-length animated film. This is the story of a wicked sorcerer who tricks Prince Achmed into mounting a magical flying horse that sends the rider off on a flight to his death.
DVD 1871
Abigail's party
""Abigail's Party" features Beverly, a bitingly funny hostess of a dainty evening party at which her husband has the ultimate bad taste of having a heart attack on her new living room carpet. Unable to decide which is more important, her dying husband or her new, very expensive carpet, Abigail must must come to terms with where her true priorities lay. One of Mike Leigh's greatest works, "Abigail's Party" reaches a moment where the unbearable and the hopeless fuse to create an explosion of incredible humor and tremendous insight into the state of human affairs." --container.
DVD 7645
Abjad = The first letter /
DVD 7834
Abolitionists
"Radicals. Agitators. Troublemakers. Liberators. Called many names, the abolitionists tore the nation apart in order to create a more perfect union. Men and women, black and white, Northerners and Southerners, poor and wealthy, these passionate anti-slavery activists fought body and soul in the most important civil rights crusade in American history"--Container.
DVD 9778
Aboriginal architecture, living architecture
Aboriginal architecture living architecture offers a fascinating in-depth look into the diversity of North American Native architecture. Featuring expert commentary and stunning imagery, this program provides a virtual tour of seven aboriginal communities-- Pueblo, Mohawk, Inuite, Crow, Navajo, Coast Salish, and Haida-- revealing how each is actively reinterpreting and adapting traditional forms for contemporary purposes. Everyone is familiar with certain types of Aboriginal architecture. Traditional igloos and teepees are two of the most enduring symbols of North America itself. But how much do we really know about the types of structures Native Peoples designed, engineered, and built? For more than three hundred years, Native communities in North America have had virtually no indigenous architecture. Communities have made do with low cost government housing and community projects designed by strangers in far-away places. Thankfully, across the continent, political, financial, and cultural changes have created a renaissance of Native design.Mordern Aboriginal architects are turning to ancient forms, adapting them in response to changes in the natural and social environment, and creating contemporary structures that hearken to the past. Employing old and new materials and techniques, and with an emphasis on harmony and balance, Native designers are successfully melding current community needs with tradition. The resulting buildings are testaments to the enduring strength and ingenuity of Aboriginal design.
DVD 4774
Aboriginal filmakers tell their first stories
"Four Aboriginal filmmakers explore the realities of their lives in 21st century Canada. With humour and compassion, their films deal with a range of topics including Native culture/identity, Native traditions, Native art and street gangs. The release includes four five-minute documentaries: Patrick Ross, Nganawendaanan Nde'ing (I Keep Them in My Heart), My Indian Name and Apples & Indians. Also on the DVD are extra features such as "The Big Picture," a behind-the-scenes look at the NFB's First Stories program and "Meet the Filmmakers," a deeper look at what inspired each director, and ideas on how young people can pursue a career in filmmaking." -- Container.
DVD 4843
About a boy
Will is a good-looking, smooth-talking bachelor whose primary goal in life is to avoid any kind of responsibility. So he decides to invent an imaginary son in order to meet attractive single moms. Will gets a lesson about life from a bright but hopelessly geeky 12-year-old named Marcus. Now, as Will struggles to teach Marcus the art of being cool, Marcus teaches Will that you are never too cool to grow up.
DVD 2970
About Baghdad
In July 2003 Sinan Antoon, an exiled Iraqi writer and poet, returned to Baghdad to see what has become of his city after wars, sanctions, decades of oppression and violence, and now occupation. Antoon takes us on a journey exploring what Iraqis think and feel about the post-war situation and the complex relationship between the US and Iraq.
DVD 2546
About Schmidt
Warren Schmidt is about to experience a bittersweet slice of life. When he retired, he and his wife, Helen, had big plans - but an unexpected twist changes everything. Now, all of Schmidt's attention is focused on his daughter's upcoming wedding to a loser waterbed salesman. From meeting the groom's hippie parents to sponsoring a Tanzanian foster child, Schmidt embarks on a search for answers, only to discover that life is full of trick questions.
DVD 1790
About time
"The night after another unsatisfactory New Year party, Tim's ... father ... tells his son that the men in his family have always had the ability to travel through time. Tim can't change history, but he can change what happens and has happened in his own life--so he decides to make his world a better place-- by getting a girlfriend... But as his unusual life progresses, Tim finds out that this unique gift can't save him from the sorrows and ups and downs that affect all families, everywhere... in the end, making the most of life may not need time travel at all"--Container.
DVD 11214
Above suspicion.
When the brutal murder of a famous young actress brings DI Anna Travis face-to-face with her old boss, DCS James Langton, the two must find a killer and deal with their own sexually charged relationship. She's determined to get ahead; he's angry about being passed over for promotion and obsessed with finding the person on his team who betrayed him. Meanwhile, there are too many suspects, and the body count is rising.
DVD 10290
Above suspicion.
"Freshly promoted DI Anna Travis reunites with DCS James Langton to investigate the murder of a former police officer. The dead man was Langton's friend, and the detectives soon learn the case is much bigger than they first believed. A drug found at the scene has the chillingly accurate street name 'Drop Dead,' and the notorious criminal behind the drug might be someone who no longer exists."--Container.
DVD 10292
Above suspicion.
On her first day on the job, rookie detective Anna Travis throws up at a crime scene and faints at a postmortem. Does she have what it takes to succeed in what's still mostly a man's world? Above Suspicion: For eight years, someone has been murdering women, following the same brutal ritual each time. The Red Dahlia: A young woman's body is found by the Thames, horribly mutilated and drained of blood.
DVD 10294
Abraham Lincoln and the text of America
Clay Jenkinson is an American humanities scholar, author and educator. In this lecture, he examines the speeches of Abraham Lincoln and discusses them in comparison to speeches by other presidents of the United States.
DVD 9019
Abraham Lincoln Brigade in the Spanish civil war
A documentary which presents interviews with eleven men and women who volunteered to serve in the American Abraham Lincoln Brigade that fought Franco and the Fascists during the Spanish civil war in the late 1930s. Includes archival film clips and photographs and period newspaper articles and songs.
DVD 6101
Abrazo de la serpiente
The film centers on Karamakate, an Amazonian shaman and the last survivor of his people, and the two scientists who, over the course of 40 years, build a friendship with him. The film was inspired by the real-life journals of two explorers (Theodor Koch-Grünberg and Richard Evans Schultes) who traveled through the Colombian Amazon during the last century in search of the sacred and difficult-to-find psychedelic Yakruna plant.
DVD 11673
Abrazos rotas
"Harry Caine, a blind writer, reaches this moment in time when he has to heal his wounds from 14 years back. He was then still known by his real name, Mateo Blanco, and directing his last movie."--IMDb.
DVD 7366
Abre los ojos Open your eyes /
In this steamy, intriguingly complex, psychological thriller the line between reality and fantasy is hopelessly blurred. César tries to make sense of his life after a car crash leaves his once-handsome face grotesquely disfigured. After he is placed into a psychiatric penitentiary for a murder he doesn't remember committing, César's only hope is to delve into the depths of his subconscious mind where the answer to ending his living nightmare lies in his dreams.
DVD 1184
Abril despedaçado
Two families, who both grow sugar cane, have been squabbling over the ownership of a piece of land for years. The disagreement then turned violent. The Breveses, a much smaller family, have been suffering more than their rivals and a steady drop in sugar prices has also left the family with little but their pride. When the eldest son of the Breves family is killed, his father orders his next-oldest son to kill one of the Ferreira boys. He finds himself questioning the wisdom of this bloody rivalry, and he ponders his fate while spending time with his younger brother.
DVD 8490
Abschied von gestern Anita G. = Yesterday girl /
A young German girl passes through the Berlin Wall to look for a better life in West Germany. Unfortunately her dreams elude her because she can't let go of the past. Includes two short films and a news clip from the Venice Film Festival in 1966.
DVD 7961
Absence of malice
A businessman becomes the subject of a criminal investigation when a story about him is purposely "leaked" to an investigative reporter.
DVD 62
Absent minded professor
Classic about a professor who invents an anti-gravity substance he names flubber, that makes inanimate objects and people fly. This new edition is in black and white.
DVD 2587
Absolute beginners
Musical drama set in London, 1958. Film portrays lower class youths emerging from post-war privations and struggling to achieve mobility in the face of withering class, racial and economic barriers.
DVD 5273
Absolute zero
Presents the history of low-temperature research and the quest for ever-lower notches on the thermometer. The conquest of cold opens with experiments in the 1600s that asked what heat and cold are and whether they are different aspects of the same phenomenon. Shows how the experiments that settled those questions helped stoke the Industrial Revolution. The race for absolute zero dramatizes the rivalry between Scottish researcher James Dewar and Dutch physicist Heike Onnes, who plunged cold science to the forbidding realm at which oxygen and then hydrogen turn into liquids. Shows how the quest continues today as scientists pioneer super-fast computing near absolute zero--the ultimate chill of -459.67° F, where atoms slow to a virtual standstill.
DVD 7070
Absolute zero : chasing the ultimate freezing point
Presents the history of low-temperature research and the quest for ever-lower notches on the thermometer. The conquest of cold opens with experiments in the 1600s that asked what heat and cold are and whether they are different aspects of the same phenomenon. Shows how the experiments that settled those questions helped stoke the Industrial Revolution. The race for absolute zero dramatizes the rivalry between Scottish researcher James Dewar and Dutch physicist Heike Onnes, who plunged cold science to the forbidding realm at which oxygen and then hydrogen turn into liquids. Shows how the quest continues today as scientists pioneer super-fast computing near absolute zero--the ultimate chill of -459.67° F, where atoms slow to a virtual standstill.
DVD 7070
Absolutely positive
An intimate look at the lives of 11 unique individuals, all living with HIV. Ranging in age from 17 to 60, the group represents a wide variety of lifestyles, ethnicities, and risk groups - attesting to the ever present reality that AIDS spares no one.
DVD 4160
Abuelo The grandfather /
When news of his son's death brings old Count Albrit home to Spain after years abroad, he's pleased to meet his two charming young granddaughters. But one of the girls is not his son's daughter, and therefore not his true heir. The determined Count sets out to discover which granddaughter is worthy of his love and name.
DVD 2441
Abus de faiblesse (Motion picture)
The film is an exploration of power and sex. Maud is a strong-willed filmmaker who suffers a stroke. Bedridden but determined to pursue her latest film project, she sees Vilko, a con man who swindles celebrities, on a TV talk show. Interested in him for her new film, the two meet and Maud soon finds herself falling for Vilko's manipulative charm as their parasitic relationship hurtles out of control.
DVD 10740
Abuse cover-up in the Catholic Church
Holy Water-Gate explores the lengths to which sexual abuse has been obscured throughout the nation. It presents testimony from an admitted priest perpetrator, church officials and victims, as well as the story of Father John Bambrick who was himself molested by a priest as an adolescent and continues to seek justice for fellow victims.
DVD 2139
Abuse of weakness
The film is an exploration of power and sex. Maud is a strong-willed filmmaker who suffers a stroke. Bedridden but determined to pursue her latest film project, she sees Vilko, a con man who swindles celebrities, on a TV talk show. Interested in him for her new film, the two meet and Maud soon finds herself falling for Vilko's manipulative charm as their parasitic relationship hurtles out of control.
DVD 10740
Abwab al moghlaka Les portes fermées = Closed doors /
Set during the time of the Iraq invasion of Kuwait, Mohamad is an Egyptian boy in his early teens. Confused and disheartened by his life, failing in school, with an absentee father and a mother who struggles to earn a poor living as a housemaid, he is increasingly drawn to embrace Islamic fundamentalism as a seeming solution to the uncertainty of adolescence, his sexual awakening, and limited future. As Mohamed becomes increasingly tied to the philosophies and apparent friendships of his new fundamentalist teachings, the film illustrates the strong pull that fundamentalism can exert on impoverished and disempowered youth.
DVD 7262
Abyss
When a nuclear submarine mysteriously sinks, the Navy commandeers the crew of a civilian deep sea oil rig to help in the rescue operation. This perilous mission becomes a wondrous odyssey into the unknown as forces from the ocean's deepest region begin to make contact with the divers.
DVD 601
Accatone The scrounger /
This first of Pasolini's films presents a vivid picture of the slums of Rome through a story of a pimp, his friends, his enemies and his girls.
DVD 2344
Accattone
This first of Pasolini's films presents a vivid picture of the slums of Rome through a story of a pimp, his friends, his enemies and his girls.
DVD 2344
Accelerating America
"The story of a revolutionary school in Rhode Island that gives inner-city youths who are at risk of dropping out a second chance by accelerating their studies. At the head of the school is a fearless principal, Robert DuBois, who as a quadriplegic knows something about overcoming adversity. If the word 'inspiring' gets overused, it rarely feels as apt was when watching DuBois apply his tough love educational techniques on hardened teens. We watch three students - America, Jason and Yazmine - as they struggle through a make-or-break year, drawing upon conviction, pride and humor in order to survive." -- Container.
DVD 7422
Access, aptitude, attitude higher education, health care and lower-income people /
Mary Childers is the author of Welfare Brat, a memoir that she has used to inspire honest and realistic problem-solving among people who struggle with poverty and those who try to assist them. She brings to this work extensive experience as a change agent and advocate for dispute resolution.
DVD 7641
Access to oxygen
A series of programs on the issue of environmental justice.
DVD 7303
Accident
A lonely Oxford don is frustrated in his attempt to secure the affection of an amoral female student.
DVD 7794
Accident
A self-styled "accident choreographer", the Brain is a professional hitman who kills his victims by trapping them in well crafted "accidents" that look like unfortunate mishaps but are in fact perfectly staged acts of crime. When he is accosted by a mysterious insurance agent Chan Fong-chow who happened to be on the scene of the "accident" as well, the Brain becomes obsessed that this man must be the mastermind behind a conspiracy to take him out.
DVD 9041
Accused
A fiercely independent woman is gang raped, then battles the legal system twice, going after both her attackers and the onlookers whose cheering fueled and encouraged the assault.
DVD 6343
Ace in the hole
An early look at the impact of mass media in the public arena, featuring the story of a cynical and manipulative journalist.
DVD 5362
Achieving the unachievable
Discusses how the art of M.C. Escher helped mathematician Hendrik Lenstra overcome the Infinity Barrier.
DVD 5445
Acquainted with the night excursions through the world after dark /
Based on the book by Christopher Dewdney, this film journeys through the world from sunset to sunrise, exploring stories of nighttime phenomena, customs, rituals, and work. From millions of bats filling the dusk skies of Austin, Texas, to a solitary conservationist measuring light pollution on a hilltop in Utah; from an over-the road truckdriver hauling freight to Quebec to bicycle cops keeping the peace in Toronto; Acquainted With the Night is comprised of twelve chapters which correspond to the twelve hours of an ideal night, starting at 6 p.m. and ending at 6 a.m. Each chapter serves as a point of departure for the stories of how the world changes when the sun sets.
DVD 8750
Across land, across sea
Songgook and Sueryun are a newly wed North Korean couple now living in the South. As is the case for an estimated 20,000 defectors who have built or are trying to build a new life in South Korea, they are attempting to secure their entire family's freedom by arranging their defection along with them to the South. This phenomenon has been coined "chain of escapes". The Songgook couple's family members have contacted them to seek assistance to escape the North. Songgook puts his life at risk, making a dangerous trek to the Tumen River, a border zone between China and North Korea. He makes plans to lead a daring escape: to smuggle his family into the South by boat. Because of the extreme danger associated with this journey, this kind of attempt is very rare.
DVD 9256
Across the universe
Jude is a dock worker from Liverpool who travels to the United States in the 1960s to find his estranged father. There, he falls in love with sheltered American teenager Lucy. When her brother, Max, is drafted to fight in the Vietnam War, they become involved in peace activism.
DVD 5326
Act of conscience
"Chronicles the story of a family in western Massachusetts whose home was seized by federal marshalls and IRS agents after they publicly refused to pay federal taxes as a protest against war and military spending"--Turning Tide Productions web site.
DVD 6957
Act of killing
The filmmakers examine a country where death squad leaders are celebrated as heroes, challenging them to reenact their real-life mass-killings in the style of the American movies they love.
DVD 10111
Acting blind
A cast of blind or visually impaired actors rehearses the play Dancing to Beethoven.
DVD 6174
Actors. Rare films of Clara Bow.
Dancing mothers: Set during the 1920's flapper era a wealthy family is torn apart when the wife discovers that her husband is cheating on her. The shock opens her eyes for the first time to the selfishness and shallowness of her daughter and husband. Mantrap: A young woman's flirtatious nature leads her to romantic adventures at a back woods outpost along the Canadian border in the 1920's.
DVD 7553
Adam's apples
Ivan is the minister at a remote, rural church. A bit of a Pollyanna, he's volunteered the rectory as a half-way house for recently paroled convicts. His current charges are a Saudi immigrant addicted to robbing gas stations and an alcoholic convicted of sexual assault. His newest "helper" is Adam, a vicious neo-Nazi anxiously biding his time before he can return to hell-raising. Asked to set a goal for his stay, Adam sarcastically answers that he'd like to bake a pie. Ivan cheerfully takes that statement at face value and puts him in charge of the parish's pride and joy: the only apple tree in the vicinity. Grasping the extent of Ivan's crazed, preternatural determination to look on the bright side of everything, Adam's real goal is to shake Ivan out of his rose-colored stupor.
DVD 10288
Adams æbler Adam's apples /
Ivan is the minister at a remote, rural church. A bit of a Pollyanna, he's volunteered the rectory as a half-way house for recently paroled convicts. His current charges are a Saudi immigrant addicted to robbing gas stations and an alcoholic convicted of sexual assault. His newest "helper" is Adam, a vicious neo-Nazi anxiously biding his time before he can return to hell-raising. Asked to set a goal for his stay, Adam sarcastically answers that he'd like to bake a pie. Ivan cheerfully takes that statement at face value and puts him in charge of the parish's pride and joy: the only apple tree in the vicinity. Grasping the extent of Ivan's crazed, preternatural determination to look on the bright side of everything, Adam's real goal is to shake Ivan out of his rose-colored stupor.
DVD 10288
Adam's rib
A husband and wife lawyer team clash when the wife defends a woman on trial for shooting her spouse. The lawyer-husband is the prosecutor.
DVD 63
Adam's world
Feminist theologian, Elizabeth Dodson Gray discusses the severity of our global environmental crisis from a feminist perspective.
DVD 11824
Adaptation
Blends fictional characters and situations with the lives of real people: obsessive orchid hunter John Laroche, "New Yorker" journalist Susan Orlean, Hollywood screenwriter Charlie Kaufman and his twin brother Donald. As Charlie struggles to adapt a best-selling book, he writes himself into the movie plot.
DVD 1907
Addams family
When long-lost Uncle Fester reappears after twenty-five years in the Bermuda Triangle, the other members of the off-beat Addams clan plan a great celebration, only to begin to suspect that he may not be who he claims to be.
DVD 2503
Addams Family
The Addams family returns for more creepy capers and hair-raising hilarity, terrifying their neighbors and delighting viewers like never before. Volume 2 features the ghoulish gang in fine form: Gomez runs for mayor, Lurch becomes a pop star, Uncle Fester turns Pugsley into a chimp, and Cousin Itt loses his hair.
DVD 11968
Addams family
Join Gomez, Morticia, Uncle Fester, Lurch, Cousin Itt and the rest of the gang for a fiendishly funny and altogether ooky experience.
DVD 11967
Addams family
Brace yourself for more macabre mayhem and monstrous madness as television's creepiest clan wreaks hilarious havoc on their unsuspecting victims. This time, love is in the air, and it seems that everyone--Pugsley, Ophelia, Uncle Fester, and even Lurch--is being bitten by the bug. Gomez, meanwhile, is burglarizing houses in his sleep, and it's curtains for the new neighbors when Morticia tries her hand at decorating.
DVD 11969
Addams family (Television program)
Join Gomez, Morticia, Uncle Fester, Lurch, Cousin Itt and the rest of the gang for a fiendishly funny and altogether ooky experience.
DVD 11967
Addams family the complete second volume /
The Addams family returns for more creepy capers and hair-raising hilarity, terrifying their neighbors and delighting viewers like never before. Volume 2 features the ghoulish gang in fine form: Gomez runs for mayor, Lurch becomes a pop star, Uncle Fester turns Pugsley into a chimp, and Cousin Itt loses his hair.
DVD 11968
Addicted to plastic
A global journey investigating the accumulation of plastic debris and exploring possible solutions to its toxicity, recycling, and biodegradability.
DVD 5957
Addiction a 14-part series /
Strives to break through the myths and explain what addiction really is, what causes it, and how to get the best available treatments.
DVD 6981
Addiction incorporated
Tells the true story of how Victor DeNoble's unexpected discovery of an addiction ingredient in tobacco which led to more addictive cigarettes, and how his Congressional testimory forever changed how tobacco is sold and marketed.
DVD 10421
Addictions and subtractions
Medellín, Colombia, 1984. Former cocaine-user Santiago is now a prosperous engineer and family man. Trying to raise money for a building project, he is introduced to Gerardo, a parking lot owner who invests in his business. Gerardo is also a dealer, with dreams of expanding his drug business to Miami, a dream that will tread on the toes of his brother-in-law, the notorious El Duende.
DVD 10335
Address a film /
A documentary about a Vermont school for boys with learning disabilities who memorize and recite Lincoln's Gettysburg Address, which he gave 150 years ago.
DVD 10418
Adieux a la reine Farewell, my queen /
Sidonie, who serves as reader to Marie Antoinette and displays a singular romantic devotion to the queen, witnesses the final days of the French Revolution from inside the walls of the Palace of Versailles. The film is seen from Sidonie's point of view, and the story takes place over the course of four days.
DVD 9468
Adinkra printed ceremonial cloths of Ghana /
Explores and explains the designs as well as showing in detail the carving, dyeing and printing processes.
DVD 8872
Adjustment Bureau
A man glimpses the future fate has planned for him and chooses to fight for his own destiny. Battling the powerful Adjustment Bureau across, under, and through the streets of New York, he risks his destined greatness to be with the only woman he's ever loved.
DVD 8163
Adjustment Bureau (Motion picture)
A man glimpses the future fate has planned for him and chooses to fight for his own destiny. Battling the powerful Adjustment Bureau across, under, and through the streets of New York, he risks his destined greatness to be with the only woman he's ever loved.
DVD 8163
Admissions student stories from undocumented Amerca /
Explores the stories of four undocumented students at American universities.
DVD 9567
Adolph Hitler
Tells the story of how the deeply flawed demagogue acquired absolute power over an unquestioning loyal populace. Traces the rise of the Third Reich, the origins and history of World War II and the personal life of Germany's past leader.
DVD 2273
Adolph Zuko presents Mae West in Klondike Annie
Mae West stars in one of her most unusual roles set in the Gold Rush of the 1890s. Rose Carlton (West) is a "kept" woman of the wealthy Chan Lo. Rose escapes and flees to Alaska aboard a ship. On board she meets Sister Annie Alden and the two develop a friendship that dramatically changes the life of Rose.
DVD 943
Adolph Zukor & Jesse L. Lasky present Chang
"Shot entirely in Siam, the film tells the story of a farmer and his family who have settled a small patch of land on the edge of the jungle. Their existence is a constant struggle against the many wild animals around, "--Container.
DVD 11995
Adopted son
Beshkempir is an exquisitely composed and photographed child-to-man tale of a Kyrgyz villager. Beshkempir is just like any other kid -- playing in mud, getting into trouble, experiencing the first pangs of sexuality -- until a fight with his best friend leads to the revelation that he was adopted.
DVD 96
Adoption
Approaching 43, Kati wants a child, but her married lover won't agree. So it falls to young Anna, her newfound friend, to help Kati make the decision to adopt a child and learn to love and survive.
DVD 2578
Adoration
Simon is a young orphan being raised by his uncle Tom. As his grandfather lay dying, Simon discovers how racist and backwards his uncle is. Simon's grandfather hated Simon's father and claims that he intentionally killed Simon's mother in a car crash. Simon's family narrative is cleverly knit into a news story presented to Simon by his high school French teacher as a translation exercise. The article is read by the teacher about an attempted bombing of an aircraft by a man who put explosives in his pregnant wife's luggage. Simon gets the idea to translate the story and write it from the perspective of the child in the woman's womb. The teacher encourages Simon to develop his story, present it to the class and to the world via the Internet as if he really was that child. The narrative of the car crash and the attempted bombing of the plane become intertwined as a way for the characters to deal with their past experiences. Simon's story takes a twist that involves everyone in his life.
DVD 7048
Adoration (Motion picture : 2008)
Simon is a young orphan being raised by his uncle Tom. As his grandfather lay dying, Simon discovers how racist and backwards his uncle is. Simon's grandfather hated Simon's father and claims that he intentionally killed Simon's mother in a car crash. Simon's family narrative is cleverly knit into a news story presented to Simon by his high school French teacher as a translation exercise. The article is read by the teacher about an attempted bombing of an aircraft by a man who put explosives in his pregnant wife's luggage. Simon gets the idea to translate the story and write it from the perspective of the child in the woman's womb. The teacher encourages Simon to develop his story, present it to the class and to the world via the Internet as if he really was that child. The narrative of the car crash and the attempted bombing of the plane become intertwined as a way for the characters to deal with their past experiences. Simon's story takes a twist that involves everyone in his life.
DVD 7048
Adore
"Escape to a close-knit seaside community where friendship, love and lust collide... Adore is a sensual yet thought-provoking drama in which two lifelong friends find themselves entangled in passionate sexual relationships with each other's sons. As they struggle to make sense of conflicting emotions and desires, the lines between family, friendship and morality are blurred"--Container.
DVD 11854
Adrian Lyne
Adrian Lyne talks about his films and the making of them, provides a brief autobiographical introduction of how he got started in his career, and follows with film reminiscences giving insights about the production, the casting process, studios, the industry and experiences with collaborators.
DVD 2267
Adriana Lecouvreur opera in 4 acts /
DVD 3157
Adrift on the Nile
"A group of hedonistic middle-aged friends gather eatch night on a luxurious houseboat for dancing, love-making and smoking hashish. When a young news reporter visits the houseboat to write a story on the group, she is outraged to learn the tragic depths of their social alienation"--Container.
DVD 3565
Adua and her friends
A wonderful example of Italian realism, this film tells the story of four prostitutes forced to fend for themselves when a new law closes the bordellos of Rome. They pool their savings to open a trattoria, but find they cannot get a license. A prominent fixer with connections obtains the license for them, on the condition that they conduct their old business upstairs and pay him an exorbitant monthly fee.
DVD 9101
Adua e le compagne Adua and her friends /
A wonderful example of Italian realism, this film tells the story of four prostitutes forced to fend for themselves when a new law closes the bordellos of Rome. They pool their savings to open a trattoria, but find they cannot get a license. A prominent fixer with connections obtains the license for them, on the condition that they conduct their old business upstairs and pay him an exorbitant monthly fee.
DVD 9101
Advent concert from the Benedictine Monastery at Melk
DVD 2901
Advent concert of music by Bach
DVD 2901
Adventure of Dian Fossey
DVD 947
Adventure of English the life story of a remarkable language /
Melvyn Bragg and other experts explore the 1,500-year history of the English language and answer questions such as: How did it grow from a relatively insignificant Germanic dialect to become the premier language of culture, commerce, and diplomacy around the globe? Includes guide for group discussions, avenues for further learning, biographies, web extras, and much more.
DVD 6818
Adventure of Sherlock Holmes' smarter brother
Sigerson Holmes, brother of Sherlock, plays super detective in a plot against Queen Victoria.
DVD 7176
Adventureland
In 1987, James Brennan's dreams of a European summer vacation before studying at an Ivy League school in New York City are ruined after his parents have a severe career setback. As a result, James must get a summer job to cover his upcoming expenses. He goes to work at the decrepit local amusement park, Adventureland - a place where the games are rigged and the rides make you sick. There, he falls in love with witty co-worker, Emily Lewin. In that setting, the two have unforgettable and painful learning experiences about life, love and trust. A place where James discovers what he truly values.
DVD 10822
Adventureland (Motion picture)
In 1987, James Brennan's dreams of a European summer vacation before studying at an Ivy League school in New York City are ruined after his parents have a severe career setback. As a result, James must get a summer job to cover his upcoming expenses. He goes to work at the decrepit local amusement park, Adventureland - a place where the games are rigged and the rides make you sick. There, he falls in love with witty co-worker, Emily Lewin. In that setting, the two have unforgettable and painful learning experiences about life, love and trust. A place where James discovers what he truly values.
DVD 10822
Adventures in moving image
A collection of short films, music videos, animations and motion graphic works by award-winning filmmakers and artists.
DVD 4553
Adventures of 3 reporters
An action-packed adventure serial in three feature-length episodes, produced in Russia with the goal of rivaling, and possibly even surpassing, the most entertaining American movies of the 1920s. Instead of the avant-garde works of Sergei Eisenstein and Dziga Vertov, Russian audiences were enchanted by fast-moving American films starring serial queens like Pearl White, swashbuckling heroes like Douglas Fairbanks, and comedians from the Keystone Cops to Lloyd, Keaton and Chaplin. Based on a 1923 pulp novel allegedly written by the American "Jim Dollar" (actually the nom-de-plume of a Russian woman, Marietta Shaginian). The film's heroine, Vivian Mend, is an elegant urban professional who earns her own living and raises a child without the help of any man. Includes some pointed comments on labor relations, racism, excessive wealth, gratuitous violence and even rape.
DVD 9051
Adventures of a third world environmental activist
A young Nepalese man tries to protect the wildlife and habitat of his country by any means necessary. Manoj Gautam is on a mission to protect animals and wildlife from cruelty and extinction. Inspired by the work of his mentor Jane Goodall, with minimal resources and no formal training, he is creating a network of allies across the country, busting animal smugglers, protecting fragile ecosystems, rescuing abused animals, and galvanizing an environmental movement. For twelve days filmmaker Gabriel Diamond followed Manoj as he traversed Nepal, capturing his tireless efforts to improve living conditions for the animals, plants, and his people in his lawless and poverty-stricken country.
DVD 9683
Adventures of a wunderkind
A child prodigy in Habsburg Vienna, Korngold was a musical sensation in Europe during the 1920's. Later, stranded in America by the rise of fascism, he found new fame as the inventor of the lush Hollywood film score. Clips from films such as the Errol Flynn swashbuckers Robin Hood and The Sea Hawk are included. The videodisc includes a concert featuring a selection of Korngold's concertos for cello and violin and extracts from his early piano works.
DVD 3170
Adventures of Antoine Doinel
Truffaut's saga of Antoine Doinel in its entirety, following the character (played by Jean-Pierre Léaud) from his stormy teens through marriage, children, divorce, and adulthood.
DVD 1477
Adventures of Baron Munchausen
The amazing journeys of Baron von Munchausen, who sets sail in a hot air balloon in search of his old comrades-at-arms with the object of saving a European city from the superior forces of a Turkish sultan.
DVD 364
Adventures of Brisco County, Jr. (Television program)
In the late 1890s, Brisco is a tough-as-rawhide cowpoke, debonair ladies' man, and Harvard-educated smarty-britches who roams from Frisco to Jalisco in pursuit of outlaws who killed his legendary lawman father. He is hired by rich tycoons as a bounty hunter and teams up with their liaison, nervous lawyer Socrates Poole, and rival African-American bounty hunter Lord Bowler to hunt down the evil John Bly. Both sides are aided by mysterious, futuristic inventions and powerful, mysterious orbs.
DVD 10024
Adventures of Brisco County, Jr. the complete series /
In the late 1890s, Brisco is a tough-as-rawhide cowpoke, debonair ladies' man, and Harvard-educated smarty-britches who roams from Frisco to Jalisco in pursuit of outlaws who killed his legendary lawman father. He is hired by rich tycoons as a bounty hunter and teams up with their liaison, nervous lawyer Socrates Poole, and rival African-American bounty hunter Lord Bowler to hunt down the evil John Bly. Both sides are aided by mysterious, futuristic inventions and powerful, mysterious orbs.
DVD 10024
Adventures of Cheburashka & friends
Follows the adventures of Cheburashka, a loveable big-eared creature, and his friends, Crocodile Genady and Old Lady Shapokliak. These characters were based on books written by Eduard Uspensky, and are among the most popular ever created by Moscow's Soyuzmultfilm Studio.
DVD 8335
Adventures of Errol Flynn
DVD 4490
Adventures of Felix
This French comedy-drama features Felix, an unemployed, gay Frenchman of Arab descent, who has a series of adventures during a trek through the French countryside. The film examines the familiar theme of a man's search for his identity. Felix is forced to confront the anger he feels toward his father for abandoning him, and the fear and shame he feels, living as an outsider in a predominantly straight, Caucasian world.
DVD 7994
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
Adventures of a boy and a runaway slave on the Mississippi River in pre-Civil War America.
DVD 7283
Adventures of Indiana Jones
DVD 5031
Adventures of Juan Quin Quin
Juan Quin Quin, a poor but shrewd farmer, lives on his wits in pre-revolutionary Cuba as a circus performer, bull-fighter, coffee planter, even playing the part of Christ in a traveling theatre company. Then he joins the Revolution.
DVD 9846
Adventures of Milo and Otis
A young cat and dog discover the dangers and delights of the outside world when they wander away from the farm.
DVD 3805
Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet
DVD 2597
Adventures of Ozzie & Harriet.
Follows the real-life Nelson family on the air with all the adventures an American middle class family might have.
DVD 2740
Adventures of Pinocchio
An animated musical version of Carlo Collodi's story of a little puppet who dreams of being a real boy.
DVD 463
Adventures of Prince Achmed
Premiered in Germany in 1926 and is based on the stories from "The Arabian nights", this movie has been hailed as the first full-length animated film. This is the story of a wicked sorcerer who tricks Prince Achmed into mounting a magical flying horse that sends the rider off on a flight to his death.
DVD 1871
Adventures of Priscilla, queen of the desert
With a contract to perform a drag show way out in the Australian desert, Tick, Adam, and Ralph each has his own reason for wanting to leave the safety of Sydney. Christening their battered pink tour bus "Priscilla," the trio heads for the outback and into crazy adventures in even crazier outfits.
DVD 2158
Adventures of Robin Hood
Recounts the life and adventures of Robin Hood, who, with his band of followers, lived as an outlaw in Sherwood Forest dedicated to fight against tyranny.
DVD 4456
Adventures of Robin Hood (Motion picture)
Recounts the life and adventures of Robin Hood, who, with his band of followers, lived as an outlaw in Sherwood Forest dedicated to fight against tyranny.
DVD 4456
Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
"A Scandal in Bohemia: A mysterious masked gentleman, who reveals himself to be the King of Bohemia, asks Holmes and Watson to recover an incriminating photograph. The dancing men: Holmes tries to catch the code of what appears to be harmless-looking chalk drawings of matchstick men. The Naval treaty: Dr. Watson's old school chum asks Holmes for help when he loses a copy of a secret treaty between England and Italy. The solitary cyclist: A young music teacher asks Holmes to find out why she's being followed by a man on a bicycle."--Container.
DVD 3080
Adventures of three reporters
An action-packed adventure serial in three feature-length episodes, produced in Russia with the goal of rivaling, and possibly even surpassing, the most entertaining American movies of the 1920s. Instead of the avant-garde works of Sergei Eisenstein and Dziga Vertov, Russian audiences were enchanted by fast-moving American films starring serial queens like Pearl White, swashbuckling heroes like Douglas Fairbanks, and comedians from the Keystone Cops to Lloyd, Keaton and Chaplin. Based on a 1923 pulp novel allegedly written by the American "Jim Dollar" (actually the nom-de-plume of a Russian woman, Marietta Shaginian). The film's heroine, Vivian Mend, is an elegant urban professional who earns her own living and raises a child without the help of any man. Includes some pointed comments on labor relations, racism, excessive wealth, gratuitous violence and even rape.
DVD 9051
Adventures of Tintin
Unquenchably curious young reporter Tintin and his fiercely loyal dog Snowy discover a model ship carrying an explosive secret. Drawn into a centuries-old mystery, Tintin find himself in the sightlines of Ivan Ivanovitch Sakharine, a diabolical villain who believes Tintin has stolen a priceless treasure tied to a dastardly pirate. With the help of Snowy, Captain Haddock, and bumbling detectives Thompson & Thompson, Tintin will travel half the world to find the final resting place of the Unicorn.
DVD 9039
Adventures of Tintin (Motion picture)
Unquenchably curious young reporter Tintin and his fiercely loyal dog Snowy discover a model ship carrying an explosive secret. Drawn into a centuries-old mystery, Tintin find himself in the sightlines of Ivan Ivanovitch Sakharine, a diabolical villain who believes Tintin has stolen a priceless treasure tied to a dastardly pirate. With the help of Snowy, Captain Haddock, and bumbling detectives Thompson & Thompson, Tintin will travel half the world to find the final resting place of the Unicorn.
DVD 9039
Adverse childhood experiences and their relationship to adult health and well-being /
This program explores the relationship of health risk behaviors and disease in adulthood to multiple adverse childhood events (ACEs), including childhood emotional, physical, and sexual abuse and household dysfunction. It reviews screening techniques for recognizing and managing the long-term medical impacts of ACEs. The program also presents strategies for improving the recognition, treatment, and prevention of ACEs in children.
DVD 9860
Advertising invades the classroom
Examines the growing youth market as in-school advertising has steadily increased in America's public schools in recent years with little or no public awareness. Includes interviews with teachers, students, parents, and activists.
DVD 2333
Advertising of alcohol and tobacco
Jean Kilbourne exposes the manipulative marketing strategies and tactics used by the alcohol and tobacco industries to keep Americans hooked on their dangerous products.
DVD 3548
Advertising of tobacco and alcohol
Jean Kilbourne exposes the manipulative marketing strategies and tactics used by the alcohol and tobacco industries to keep Americans hooked on their dangerous products.
DVD 3548
Advertising's image of women
Discusses the manner in which women continue to be portrayed by advertising and the effects this has on their images of themselves.
DVD 5015
Advertising's image of women
"In this new, highly anticipated update of her pioneering Killing us softly series, the first in more than a decade, Jean Kilbourne takes a fresh look at how advertising traffics in distorted and destructive ideals of femininity. The film marshals a range of new print and television advertisements to lay bare a stunning pattern of damaging gender stereotypes--images and messages that too often reinforce unrealistic, and unhealthy, perceptions of beauty, perfection, and sexuality. By bringing Kilbourne's groundbreaking analysis up to date, Killing us softly 4 stands to challenge a new generation of students to take advertising seriously, and to think critically about popular culture and its relationship to sexism, eating disorders, and gender violence"--Container.
DVD 7348
Advise & consent
"A Senate subcommittee meets to confirm the President's controversial nominee for Secretary of State."
DVD 3538
Afei cheng chuan Days of being wild /
The story of six young people in the 1960s in Hong Kong interweaved with love-hate relationships and passion.
DVD 4133
Aferim!
"Set in early 19th century Romania, a policeman, Costandin, is hired by a nobleman to find a Gypsy slave who has run away from his estate after having an affair with his wife."--IMDB
DVD 11530
Affair.
It explores the emotional effects of an extramarital relationship. Noah is a New York City schoolteacher and novelist who is happily married, but resents his dependence on his wealthy father-in-law. Alison is a young waitress trying to piece her life and marriage back together in the wake of a tragedy. The provocative drama unfolds when Alison and Noah meet in Montauk at the end of Long Island.
DVD 11084
Affair.
With a murder unsolved and a betrayal exposed, the truth is suspect and shifting between the perspectives of Noah, Alison, Helen and Cole. The story now reveals the complex family ties, passionate betrayals and vengeful emotions that have resulted from the illicit summer liaison. And as the two estranged couples try individually to plan for the future, a new series of deceptions will once again force them to question everything they believed.
DVD 11766
Affair (Television program).
It explores the emotional effects of an extramarital relationship. Noah is a New York City schoolteacher and novelist who is happily married, but resents his dependence on his wealthy father-in-law. Alison is a young waitress trying to piece her life and marriage back together in the wake of a tragedy. The provocative drama unfolds when Alison and Noah meet in Montauk at the end of Long Island.
DVD 11084
Affair (Television program).
With a murder unsolved and a betrayal exposed, the truth is suspect and shifting between the perspectives of Noah, Alison, Helen and Cole. The story now reveals the complex family ties, passionate betrayals and vengeful emotions that have resulted from the illicit summer liaison. And as the two estranged couples try individually to plan for the future, a new series of deceptions will once again force them to question everything they believed.
DVD 11766
Affair to remember
Nickie Ferrante and Terry McKay meet on an ocean liner and fall deeply in love. Though each is engaged to someone else, they agree to meet six months later at the Empire State Building if they still feel the same way about each other. But a tragic accident prevents their rendezvous, and the lovers' future takes an emotional and uncertain turn.
DVD 70
Affaire Blum the Blum affair /
"Based on a real case in Magdeburg during the Weimar Republic. The Jewish manufacturer Jacob Blum is framed for the murder of his accountant due to the accusations of Gabler, a thief and dealer of stolen goods. Anti-Semitic prosecutors accept these accusations, as they believe all Jews are criminals. Even with evidence indicating the crime was committed by Gabler, the prosecutors refuse to change their stance. Blum's only hope is a commissar in Berlin, who takes over the investigation and finds the real murderer."--Container.
DVD 7956
Affaire Coca-Cola The Coca-Cola case = El caso Coca-Cola /
"Colombia is the trade union murder capital of the world. Since 2002, more than 470 workers' leaders have been brutally killed, usually by paramilitaries hired by private companies intent on crushing the unions. Among these unscrupulous corporate brands is the poster boy for American business: Coca-Cola. These unpunished crimes spur U.S. activists David [i.e. Dan] Kovalik, Terry Collingsworth and Ray Rogers into an ambitious crusade against the soft drink giant. A searing indictment of a major corporate brand, The Coca-Cola Case takes us on a riveting legal game of cat and mouse via the U.S. federal court and the Stop Killer Coke! campaign"--NFB website.
DVD 8085
Affaire farewell
In 1981 after the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan. U.S.-Soviet relations are at their lowest point in more than a decade. A French businessman based in Moscow, Pierre Froment, makes an unlikely connection with Grigoriev, a senior KGB officer disenchanted with what the Communist ideal has become under Brezhnev. Grigoriev begins passing him highly sensitive information about the Soviet spy network in the U.S.
DVD 8268
Affairs of Anatol
A New York socialite becomes bored with his newlywed bride and attempts to broaden his romantic horizons by rescuing a series of damsels in distress.
DVD 1628
Affliction
When events shatter the quiet of his small town, Wade Whitehouse (Nolte), with the aid of his new girlfriend (Spacek), is forced to confront his past and examine his life.
DVD 64
Afghan fallen star
Aspiring singer Setara caused a national uproar in Afghanistan when, after being voted off the reality-TV singing competition program, she danced across the stage causing her headscarf to fall to her neck and revealing her hair. Subsequently, traditional Afghans claimed her behavior un-Islamic and shocking, putting her life in danger. Months later, director Marking revisits Setara and finds her dealing with the ever-present threats to her safety, being a newlywed, and expecting a baby while continuing to dream of becoming a pop idol.
DVD 8195
Afghan star
Follows the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan's first televised talent competition since restrictions on music and dancing, which were considered sacrilegious by the Taliban, were lifted in 2004.
DVD 7158
Afghan stories
Exposes the extraordinary life experiences of ordinary people coping with turmoil as the world comes down on their country once again. The U.S. war on the Taliban is only the latest in the series of 24 years of war and tyranny. But amazingly the new generation, who have never known peace, still have hope and dream of a future lived in prosperity and peace.
DVD 2622
Afghan women a history of struggle /
Captures the resilience and courage of women who risk their lives on a daily basis to stand up for their rights. The film examines the drafting of the Afghan Women's Bill of Rights by women from across Afghanistan at a 2003 conference in Kandahar. The women look at the pivotal role women's struggle for equality has played in the country's tumultuous political history and debunk the myth that current U.S. intervention in Afghanistan has liberated Afghan women from the tyranny of fundamentalism. The film exposes the "War on Terror" as mainly a euphemism for expanding U.S. control of the region's oil and gas.
DVD 8007
Afghanistan 1979 the war that changed the world /
Examines this final conflict of the Cold War focusing on events from the side of the 'invading' Soviets. Former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev, speaks publically on the Afghanistan invasion for the first time, is joined by Afghan, Russian, and American generals, journalists, intelligence analysts, and resistance leaders.
DVD 11908
Afghanistan the lost truth /
Documents Iranian filmmaker Yassamin Maleknasr's journey across Afghanistan from Herat to Balkh. Presents a vivid portrait of both the Afghani people and their country, from an Iranian perspective.
DVD 11106
Afghanistan unveiled Regards D'Afghanes /
In November and December of 2002, 14 young women, trained as video journalists and camera operators, traveled to rural regions of Afghanistan to interview their countrywomen. In the span of two months, they met and spoke with women eking out an existence in caves, women risking punishment by daring to appear on film and women whose lives and families had been destroyed by years of bombing and oppression.
DVD 8488
AFI's 100 years, 100 movies America's greatest movies : a CBS special /
A documentary on the 100 greatest American movies of the 20th century, as determined by leaders from across the American film community.
DVD 972
Afraid of Dark Exploring black masculinity /
Afraid of Dark is a wonderfully insightful and entertaining, yet remarkably serious, documentary about black men. This documentary aims to destroy the misconceptions and damaging stereotypes about black men that have often cost the black man his life, by offering a genuine look at them from my eyes to the outside world, revealing the beauty in diversified strength, leadership and challenges - a reality that has often been distorted by others. Why is the world so afraid of dark?
DVD 10723
Afraid of the dark
Go back to a time before the invention of artificial light and experience a world petrified in the pitch of darkness, when fear ruled the night. Throughout the ages, real and imagined terror existed in the absence of light, and the nighttime was anything but relaxing. Explore all the reasons why the dark was so feared throughout the eras. Viewers go around the globe to places where real night still exits, and examine the modern-day fear factor when the lights go out during blackouts.
DVD 8762
Africa, a voyage of discovery.
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.
DVD 11165
Africa, a voyage of discovery.
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.
DVD 11166
Africa, a voyage of discovery.
Gives a history of Africa from many locations showing life as it is today plus archive film and dramatized reconstructions. Looks at the succession of Europeans which came to Africa: explorers, missionaries, empire- builders. The 1880's then saw a 30-year "scramble for Africa" when nearly the entire continent became subject to European colonial rule.
DVD 11167
Africa, a voyage of discovery.
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.
DVD 11168
Africa, I'm going to fleece you
A compelling and sardonic essay on the history of colonialism in Cameroon, and by extension, on the African continent. Focuses on historical as well as contemporary European cultural domination, particularly in the publishing and media industry.
DVD 5195
Africa rising the grassroots movement to end female genital mutilation /
Depicts the efforts of local African political activists to end the practice of female genital mutilation in Africa an act that can lead to medical complications or even death. Also capturing the stories of victims, their families and friends, the film follows various activists in countries such as Tanzania, Somalia, Kenya and Mali, as they meet with school children, local communities, and others in attempting to change the 5,000 year-old custom.
DVD 7571
Africa screams
Two bookstore clerks become involved in a safari to Africa to find diamonds and make their way through humorous mishaps involving crooked safari organizers, animals, wild and not so wild natives.
DVD 65
African-American English an introduction.
Dr. Toya Wyatt discusses historical origins, regional variance, and grammatical features of African-American English.
DVD 5048
African American lives
A compelling combination of storytelling and science, this series uses genealogy, oral histories, family stories and DNA to trace roots of several accomplished African Americans down through American history and back to Africa.
DVD 4057
African Americans & Islam
"African Americans make up over a third of the Muslims in America. This documentary film captures their history - starting from the time of Prophet Muhammad in Makkah (Saudi Arabia) through the great civilizations and explorations of West African Muslims and to their inhumane enslavement and systematic removal of religion in the new world. The film touches on the struggles of African Americans over the centuries, the civil rights movement and particularly on the life and sacrifice of Malcolm X. Filmed in the US, in various parts of Africa and in the Middle East, this unique production chronicles the Islamic spirit that resides within the African American community" --Container.
DVD 9519
African Americans : many rivers to cross : an unprecedented journey through African Americans history /
Explore with Professor Henry Louis Gates, Jr., the evolution of the African-American people, as well as the multiplicity of cultural institutions, political strategies, and religious and social perspectives they developed-forging their own history, culture and society against unimaginable odds.
DVD 10043
African Americans (Television program)
Explore with Professor Henry Louis Gates, Jr., the evolution of the African-American people, as well as the multiplicity of cultural institutions, political strategies, and religious and social perspectives they developed-forging their own history, culture and society against unimaginable odds.
DVD 10043
African carving a Dogon Kanaga mask /
Examines the ceremonies and rituals surrounding the Kanaga mask. Shows the ritual of carving the mask and presents parts of the ceremony in which the mask is used to release the spirit of a dead man.
DVD 7973
African Christianity rising
"What does Christianity's explosive growth in Africa mean for the church and for the world? For over a decade, award-winning documentary film-maker, author and scholar James Ault has explored these questions, with guidance from leading thinkers on the subject, filming personal stories in Ghana and Zimbabwe in the range of churches found today in sub-Saharan Africa. He shows churches with ordinary human problems and returns some years later to find out what has happened to the people and churches portrayed." --back of container.
DVD 10130
African Queen
Thrown together at the outset of World War I, the spinster sister of a British missionary and the derelict captain of the launch, The African Queen, determine to pilot the boat down an unchartered river in an effort to destroy a German gunboat which prevents invasion by British forces. Setting: German East Africa in 1914.
DVD 4776
Africans.
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.
DVD 11144
Africans.
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.
DVD 11145
Africans.
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.
DVD 11146
Africans.
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.
DVD 11147
Africans.
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.
DVD 11148
Africans.
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.
DVD 11149
Africans.
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.
DVD 11150
Africans.
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.
DVD 11151
Africans.
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.
DVD 11152
Africans in America America's journey through slavery /
A four part series portraying the struggles of the African people in America. This series exposes the truth through surprising revelations, dramatic recreations, rare archival photography, riveting first-person accounts and defines the reality of slavery's past through insightful commentary.
DVD 8078
Africa's last taboo
Sorious Samura investigates what it is like to be a gay person in Africa and discovers shocking levels of prejudice and hate, driven by governments, religious organisations and communities. He discovers that AIDS is spreading at an alarming rate amongst gay men in Africa who are not being given vital sex education and health care by governments that are opposed to homosexuality.
DVD 11657
Afrique, je te plumerai Africa, I will fleece you /
A compelling and sardonic essay on the history of colonialism in Cameroon, and by extension, on the African continent. Focuses on historical as well as contemporary European cultural domination, particularly in the publishing and media industry.
DVD 5195
Afro promo
A collection of 31 trailers for films starring, directed by, and/or marketed to African Americans from the years 1952-1976.
DVD 5318
After Armageddon
What would happen if a doomsday scenario were to unfold in America? What would people do? Where would they go? How would they survive? Documented is what life might be like for one Los Angeles family in the wake of a hypothetical global flu pandemic that kills billions around the world and leaves America in total chaos. Provided is a chilling theoretical account of the worst-case scenario for global disaster.
DVD 8349
After Braveheart
The untold story of how the Scottish army tried to drive the English out of Ireland 700 years ago.
DVD 11987
After hours
The twists and turns of one night in the life of a New York yuppie and the interesting people he comes in contact with from a sexy woman to a crazy ice cream dealer.
DVD 3222
After I pick the fruit
"Follows the lives of five immigrant farm worker women over a ten-year period as they labor in the apple orchards and fields of western New York, migrate to Florida, raise their families, and try to hide from the immigration raids that were conducted in response to 9/11/2001"--container.
DVD 9867
After I pick the fruit : the lives of migrant women
"Follows the lives of five immigrant farm worker women over a ten-year period as they labor in the apple orchards and fields of western New York, migrate to Florida, raise their families, and try to hide from the immigration raids that were conducted in response to 9/11/2001"--container.
DVD 9867
After innocence
The story of seven men who were wrongly convicted for crimes that they did not commit, whose innocence was conclusively proven years later by DNA evidence.
DVD 5616
After life
In Koreeda's thought-provoking vision, the newly deceased find themselves in a way station somewhere between Heaven and Earth. With the help of dedicated caseworkers, each soul is given three days to choose one cherished memory for their life that they will relive for eternity. As the film reveals, recognizing happiness and finding a life's worth of meaning in a single event is no simple task.
DVD 10602
After Stonewall from the riots to the millennium /
In 1969 the police raided the Stonewall Inn, a gay bar in New York City's Greenwich Village, leading to three nights of rioting by the city's gay community. With this outpouring of courage and unity the Gay Liberation Movement had begun. Chronicles the history of lesbian and gay life from the riots at Stonewall to the end of the century. Captures the hard work, struggles, tragic defeats and exciting victories experienced since then. It explores how AIDS literally changed the direction of the movement.
DVD 5799
After ten years the court and the schools /
The 1954 Brown vs. Board of Education of Topeka ruling made it clear that segregation would not be tolerated and that states must comply with federal law. In this program, filmed ten years after Brown, news correspondents report on the mixed progress made toward integrating public schools in Nashville, New Rochelle, New Orleans and Prince Edward County, Virginia. Stumbling blocks such as faculty segregation, busing and segregational zoning are examined. A discussion featuring Attorney General Robert Kennedy, Georgia Governor Carl Sanders and Ex-Secretary of the NAACP, Roy Wilkins concludes the program.
DVD 9205
After the rape : one woman seeking justice in Pakistan
Mukhtar Mai was gang-raped, but it wasn't considered a crime; it was a sentence handed down by a Pakistani tribal council-- a punishment for the alleged indiscretions of her younger brother. This ABC News program confronts the council's decision.
DVD 5539
After the rape the Mukhtaran Mai story /
In 2002, Mukhtaran Mai, a rural Pakistani woman from a remote part of the Punjab, was gang-raped by order of her tribal council as punishment for her younger brother's alleged relationship with a woman from another clan. Instead of committing suicide or living in shame, Mukhtaran spoke out, fighting for justice in the Pakistani courts - making world headlines. Further defying custom, she started two schools for girls in her village and a crisis center for abused women.
DVD 7578
After the rape : the Mukhtaran Mai story, a one woman revolution in Pakistan.
In 2002, Mukhtaran Mai, a rural Pakistani woman from a remote part of the Punjab, was gang-raped by order of her tribal council as punishment for her younger brother's alleged relationship with a woman from another clan. Instead of committing suicide or living in shame, Mukhtaran spoke out, fighting for justice in the Pakistani courts - making world headlines. Further defying custom, she started two schools for girls in her village and a crisis center for abused women.
DVD 7578
After the thin man
It's New Year's Eve, Nick and Nora Charles have returned to the West Coast, and the philandering hubby of Nora's cousin has gone missing. Round up the usual suspects.
DVD 6814
After the wall a world united /
After The Wall, A World United chronicles the aftermath of the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989. This is a follow up program to The Wall: A World Divided. Interviews with George Bush, Mikhail Gorbachev and Helmut Kohl offer unusual and intimate details about the inner workings of government at the highest levels.
DVD 8852
After the wedding
Jacob, a Danish expatriate, runs a struggling orphanage in one of India's poorest regions. Desperate to save the orphanage from closing, he returns to Denmark to meet Jorgen, a wealthy businessman and potential benefactor. Jorgen invites Jacob to his daughter's wedding, seemingly as a friendly gesture, but the terminally ill Jorgen is also trying to find a new husband for his wife Helene. When Jacob meets Helene, he recognizes her as a person from a past he is trying to forget. The wedding invitation leads to a devastating series of surprises that change Jacob's life and force him to make a bitter choice.
DVD 5204
After Tiller
DVD 10152
Afterlife
In Koreeda's thought-provoking vision, the newly deceased find themselves in a way station somewhere between Heaven and Earth. With the help of dedicated caseworkers, each soul is given three days to choose one cherished memory for their life that they will relive for eternity. As the film reveals, recognizing happiness and finding a life's worth of meaning in a single event is no simple task.
DVD 10602
Aftermath
Two brothers, trying to unearth a secret from the days of the German occupation, come into conflict with the people of their village.
DVD 10057
Aftermath a visit to postwar Iraq.
Post-war Baghdad, April 2003. Ambivalent reaction of residents to US and Allied troops. Collapse of basic services, looting, chaos, street demonstrations. Socio-political/religious fractures exposed by power vacuum. Role of Shia Muslim clerics and US-backed exiles. Prospects for future stability and peace.
DVD 2778
Aftermath of a toxic battlefield
Following the 1991 Gulf War, more than 200,000 American forces returned home with mysterious and debilitating ailments collectively known as Gulf War syndrome, which they were told was purely psychological. This program reveals the causes and results of this disabling syndrome.
DVD 5080
Aftermath the remnants of war /
Exposes the environmental and psychological damage which remains after the fighting stops and the troops leave. Features interviews with individuals who destroy unexploded munitions in Verdun, France and Sarajevo, Bosnia, recover and identify skeletons from a battlefield in Stalingrad, Russia and help victims of Agent Orange in the Aluoi Valley in Vietnam.
DVD 2777
Afternoon with Harry Belafonte
Harry Belafonte, internationally acclaimed artist and humanitarian, speaks on the subjects of social justice and equity at the university’s Martin Luther King, Jr. celebration. Belafonte, who has dedicated much of his life to supporting the worldwide human rights struggle, has also excelled in every area of the entertainment world as a recording artist, concert performer, movie star, Broadway actor, and television star and producer. The awards he has received are reflective of these passions and include the Albert Einstein Award; UNICEF's Danny Kaye Award; the Martin Luther King Peace Prize; and the Kennedy Center Honors for excellence in the performing arts. Belafonte, who was the first recipient of the Nelson Mandela Courage Award, has been honored by the American Jewish Congress; the NAACP; The Urban League; the National Conference of Black Mayors; the Anti-Defamation League of B'Nai B'rith; the ACLU; and the U.S. State Department and the Peace Corps. Belafonte has said that his work for human rights and his artistic pursuits have provided him with the basis for a productive and balanced life.
DVD 5334
Against a trans narrative
Trans filmmaker Jules Rosskam's provocative and personal experimental documentary investigating dominant constructions of trans-masculine identity, gender, and the nature of community. It also analyzes the construction of trans-masculine communities inside the larger cultural framework.
DVD 9076
Against the law.
"From voir dire to deliberation, this program spotlights the role that jurors play -and the challenges that they face- in a representative case in which a defendant is charged with armed robbery. In addition, the services of professional jury consultants are also profiled."--Container.
DVD 5892
Against the system
Among the first Japanese films to deal directly with the scars of World War II, this drama about a group of rank-and file Japanese soldiers jailed for crimes against humanity was adapted by Abe Kōbō from the diaries of real prisoners.
DVD 9647
Against the system
Masaki Kobayashi's pitiless take on Japan's professional baseball industry is unlike any other sports film ever made. A condemnation of the inhumanity bred by a mercenary, bribery-fueled business, it follows the sharklike maneuvers of a scout dead set on signing a promising player to the team for the Toyo Flowers.
DVD 9648
Against the system
Examines the rampant moral corruption on and around U.S. military bases in Japan following World War II. Kobayashi spirals out from the story of a love triangle that develops between a good-natured student, his innocent girlfriend, and a coldhearted criminal to reveal a nation slowly succumbing to lawlessness and violence.
DVD 9649
Against the system
On his deathbed, a wealthy businessman announces that his fortune is to be split equally among his three illegitimate children, whose whereabouts are unknown. A bevy of lawyers and associates begin machinations to procure the money for themselves, resorting to the use of impostors and blackmail. Yet all are outwitted by the cunning of the man's secretary, in this entertaining condemnation of unchecked greed.
DVD 9650
Agatha Christie's Murder on the Orient Express
Hercule Poirot is a dapper detective, aboard the Orient Express, for whom murder-solving is a precise, intellectual exercise. When murder occurs, Poirot agrees to interview all aboard the famous trains Calais coach, hoping to find the killer of an American millionarie before the local police arrive.
DVD 7781
Age d'or
Using a melange of strange and unrelated images, this surrealistic film about two lovers who mock convention is a statement by Buñuel on the nature of the bourgeoisie, the Church and the police. Banned in France within two weeks of its release.
DVD 3258
Age of beauty
Fernando, a handsome, young Spanish Civil War deserter who befriends a free-thinking artist, finds himself in a romantic dilemma when the artist's four beautiful daughters return to their country home. Which woman should he love?
DVD 3757
Age of Blacklash
Anti-racism writer and activist Tim Wise speaks in the honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Wise, author of White Like Me: Reflections on Race from a Privileged Son and Affirmative Action: Racial Preference in Black and White, has served as consultant for plaintiff's attorneys in federal discrimination cases in New York and Washington Sate. He has trained teachers, law enforcement officials, and corporate and government workers how to identify and eradicate racism in their institutions.
DVD 4339
Age of Czeslaw Milosz
This documentary commemorates the 100th birthday of Czeslaw Milosz, the Nobel Prize-winning Polish-Lithuanian poet who spanned his century. It was filmed in Lithuania, Poland, France, Italy, and the United States. Archival material is interwoven with tales of those who knew Miłosz, including his secretary Agnieszka Kosińska, journalist Mark Danner, and the poet's translators: Robert Hass, Natalia Gorbaniewska, Tomas Venclova, and Miłosz's son, Antoni.
DVD 9341
Age of gold
Using a melange of strange and unrelated images, this surrealistic film about two lovers who mock convention is a statement by Buñuel on the nature of the bourgeoisie, the Church and the police. Banned in France within two weeks of its release.
DVD 3258
Age of innocence
"A ravishing romance about three wealthy New Yorkers caught in a tragic love triangle, the ironically-titled story chronicles the grandeur and hypocrisy of high society in the 1870's"--Container.
DVD 1851
Age of risk.
In September 2008, capitalism looked like it was on the brink of collapse. This is the story of how the crash was caused, what happened, and how generations to come will be affected by its legacy. Part two examines the boom years before the global financial crash of 2008. Testimony comes from many of the key decision-makers over the last two decades.
DVD 7503
Age of stupid
Pete Postlethwaite (the only fictional character) stars as an archivist living alone in the devastated future world of 2055, who spends his days looking at old footage from the years leading up to 2015 when a cataclysmic climate change took place. As he sifts through the relics of our lost and misguided civilization, the archivist asks why Earth's inhabitants did nothing to reverse the effects of climate change while they still had the chance.
DVD 7705
Age of Ultron
When Tony Stark tries to jumpstart a dormant peacekeeping program, things go awry and Earth₂s Mightiest Heroes, including Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, The Incredible Hulk, Black Widow and Hawkeye, are put to the ultimate test as the fate of the planet hangs in the balance. As the villainous Ultron emerges, it is up to The Avengers to stop him from enacting his terrible plans, and soon uneasy alliances and unexpected action pave the way for an epic and unique global adventure.
DVD 11236
Agent #1
The adventures of real-life Polish spy and war hero Jerzy Szajnowicz-Iwanow. Follow the trail of 'Agent #1' in German-occupied Greece during the dark days of WWII.
DVD 11779
Agent no. 1
The adventures of real-life Polish spy and war hero Jerzy Szajnowicz-Iwanow. Follow the trail of 'Agent #1' in German-occupied Greece during the dark days of WWII.
DVD 11779
Agent Nr 1
The adventures of real-life Polish spy and war hero Jerzy Szajnowicz-Iwanow. Follow the trail of 'Agent #1' in German-occupied Greece during the dark days of WWII.
DVD 11779
Agent number 1
The adventures of real-life Polish spy and war hero Jerzy Szajnowicz-Iwanow. Follow the trail of 'Agent #1' in German-occupied Greece during the dark days of WWII.
DVD 11779
Agent number one
The adventures of real-life Polish spy and war hero Jerzy Szajnowicz-Iwanow. Follow the trail of 'Agent #1' in German-occupied Greece during the dark days of WWII.
DVD 11779
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
After the battle of New York, the world has changed. It now knows not only about the avengers, but also the powerful menaces that require those superheroes and more to face them. An elite covert team has been formed to find and deal with these threats wherever they are found.
DVD 10746
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (Television program).
After the battle of New York, the world has changed. It now knows not only about the avengers, but also the powerful menaces that require those superheroes and more to face them. An elite covert team has been formed to find and deal with these threats wherever they are found.
DVD 10746
Aging in America the years ahead /
"In search of what it means to have a 'good old age'," Julie Winokur and Ed Kashi traveled across the country for seven years, collecting scores of personal histories to depict the experience of aging in America.
DVD 5104
Aging in Soviet Georgia a toast to sweet old age /
An in-depth look at the culture and experience of normal aging in the area of the world often called an "epicenter of longevity." The Georgian elderly enjoy a high status and productive involvement in their communities and families. They are valued for the experience and wisdom. This documentary is followed by a discussion with Maggie Kuhn, founder of the Gray Panthers, and Richard Ham, M.D., President Elect of the American Geriatric Association.
DVD 8301
Agnes of God
When, at an isolated convent, the infant of a young nun is found strangled, a court-appointed psychiatrist must decide if the devout but troubled girl is fit to stand trial.
DVD 1578
Agnès Varda's Cleo from 5 to 7
A girl waiting for the result of a medical examination wanders around Paris thinking she has cancer.
DVD 763
Agnès Varda's The gleaners and I
"Varda's most recent effort-- the first filmed with a digital videocamera-- focuses on gleaners, those who gather the spoils left after a harvest, as well as those who mine the trash. Some completely exist on the leavings; others turn them into art, exercise their ethics, or simply have fun. The director likens gleaning to her own profession-that of collecting images, stories, fragments of sound, light, and color."--www.imdb.com.
DVD 1448
Agony and the ecstasy
When Pope Julius II (Harrison) commissions Michelangelo (Heston) to paint the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel, the artist initially refuses. Virtually forced to do the job by Julius, he later destroys his own work and flees Rome. Eventually resumed, the project becomes a battle of wills fueled by the artistic and temperamental differences that form the core of this movie.
DVD 3806
Agora
Set at the end of the 4th century, a young slave in ancient Egypt must choose between joining the Christianity movement, which will give him freedom, and Hypatia, the woman he loves, who is his master and an atheist.
DVD 10836
Agora (Motion picture)
Set at the end of the 4th century, a young slave in ancient Egypt must choose between joining the Christianity movement, which will give him freedom, and Hypatia, the woman he loves, who is his master and an atheist.
DVD 10836
Agronomist
Tells the story of Haitian national hero, journalist, and freedom fighter Jean Dominique, whom Demme first met and filmed in 1986. As owner and operator of his nation's oldest and only free radio station, Dominique was frequently at odds with his country's various repressive governments and spent much of the 80's and early 90's in exile in New York, where Demme continued to interview him over the years. Dominique fought tirelessly against his country's overwhelming injustice, oppression, and poverty, but it was his shocking and still-unsolved assassination in April of 2000 that gave the director the impetus to assemble more than a decade's worth of material into a celebration of this dynamic man's life and legacy.
DVD 3712
Aguirre, der Zorn Gottes Aguirre, the wrath of God /
A band of Spanish conquistadors, led by Pizarro, go up the Amazon in search of gold. As the soldiers battle starvation, Indians, the forces of nature and each other, Don Lope de Aguirre (the self-styled "Wrath of God") is consumed by visions of conquering all of South America and leads a revolt, but Aguirre's megalomania turns the expedition into a death trip.
DVD 1400
Aguirre, the wrath of God
A band of Spanish conquistadors, led by Pizarro, go up the Amazon in search of gold. As the soldiers battle starvation, Indians, the forces of nature and each other, Don Lope de Aguirre (the self-styled "Wrath of God") is consumed by visions of conquering all of South America and leads a revolt, but Aguirre's megalomania turns the expedition into a death trip.
DVD 1400
Ah! the hopeful pageantry of Bread & Puppet /
A semi-documentary of the Bread and Puppet's Domestic Resurrection Circus, filmed from 1990 to 1998. Drawn from more than 200 hours of documentation of the last 8 years of the Bread and Puppet's Domestic Resurrection Circus, it demonstrates how papermache and burlap are transformed into dragons, giants and goddesses.
DVD 10164
Ahead of time : the extraordinary journey of Ruth Gruber /
Born in Brooklyn in 1911, Ruth Gruber became the youngest PhD in the world before going on to become an international foreign correspondent and photojournalist at age 24. She emerged as the eyes and conscience of the world. With her love of adventure, fearlessness and powerful intellect, Ruth defied tradition in an extraordinary career that has spanned more than seven decades. The first journalist to enter the Soviet Arctic in 1935, Ruth also traveled to Alaska as a member of the Roosevelt administration in 1942, escorted Holocaust refugees to America in 1944, covered the Nuremberg trials in 1946 and documented the Haganah ship Exodus in 1947. Her relationships with world leaders including Eleanor Roosevelt, President Harry Truman, and David Ben Gurion gave her unique access and insight into the modern history of the Jewish people. Ruth is an inspiration not only for her ground-breaking career, but for her vitality and humor at 98 years old. The film includes never-seen-before archival footage.
DVD 8542
Ahí está el detalle!
Cantinflas plays a bum who pretends to be the brother of a wealthy lady, whom they needed to find in order to claim a considerable inheritance. When the real heir to the fortune shows up, the deception becomes harder to maintain as comedy ensues.
DVD 4902
Aḥlām al-zabbālīn Garbage dreams /
"Follows three teenage boys born into the trash trade and growing up in the world's largest garbage village, on the outskirts of Cairo. It is the home to 60,000 Zaballeen, Arabic for "garbage people". Far ahead of any modern "Green" initiatives, the Zaballeen survive by recycling 80 percent of the garbage they collect. When their community is suddenly faced with the globalization of its trade, each of the teenage boys is forced to make choices that will impact his future and the survival of his community"-- www.garbagedreams.com
DVD 7699
A.I. Artificial intelligence
Visions of a future full of astonishing android technology. David, an advanced android, embarks on an extraordinary adventure to discover the secret of his own identity. Believing in the story of Pinocchio, David dreams of becoming a real boy.
DVD 1213
Ai-Mei Ghosted /
German artist Sophie is trying to come to terms with the unsolved murder of her Taiwanese lover Ai-Ling. After a run-in with the seductive Mei-Li, a journalist investigating Ai-Ling's death, Sophie flees back to Germany. But when Mei-Li turns up on her Hamburg doorstep, the mystery deepens.
DVD 7880
Ai no corrida
Based on one of Japan's most notorious scandals, this erotic masterpiece is the story of an ex-prostitute who becomes involved in an obsessive love affair with the master of the household where she is employed as a servant.
DVD 4327
Ai weiwei never sorry /
This is a documentary that chronicles artist and activist Ai Weiwei as he prepares for a series of exhibitions and gets into an increasing number of clashes with the Chinese government.
DVD 9300
Aida
An Egyptian soldier falls in love with his Ethiopian captive.
DVD 2335
Aida
DVD 2626
Äideistä parhain Mother of mine /
During World War II, more than 70,000 Finnish children were evacuated to neutral Sweden to avoid the conflict. 9-year-old Eero increasingly feels abandoned by his biological Finnish mother and not yet attached to his Swedish surrogate mom. When Eero is returned to Finland, his confusion intensifies.
DVD 5699
Aids : a global crisis
This program looks at the origins of AIDS, from transmission & symptoms to awareness, and how British scientists work with scientists around the world to find any effective long term treatment.
DVD 2277
AIDS in Black America
According to ABC News AIDS is responsible for the deaths of over 200,000 African Americans as of the year 2004 and is the leading cause of death among African American women between the ages of 25 and 44. This program utilizes on location footage, commentary, and interviews to explore issues of sex, race, neglect, and denial as they relate to the disproportionate incidence of AIDS among African Americans. One of its segments, a group discussion with Jesse Jackson, Calvin Butts and T.D. Jakes and several African-American women, is hosted by the late television journalist, Peter Jennings.
DVD 4928
AIDS in black and white
According to ABC News AIDS is responsible for the deaths of over 200,000 African Americans as of the year 2004 and is the leading cause of death among African American women between the ages of 25 and 44. This program utilizes on location footage, commentary, and interviews to explore issues of sex, race, neglect, and denial as they relate to the disproportionate incidence of AIDS among African Americans. One of its segments, a group discussion with Jesse Jackson, Calvin Butts and T.D. Jakes and several African-American women, is hosted by the late television journalist, Peter Jennings.
DVD 4928
AIDS truth or dare? /
This program looks at the origins of AIDS, from transmission & symptoms to awareness, and how British scientists work with scientists around the world to find any effective long term treatment.
DVD 2277
Aigle de la 9e legion
In 140 AD, twenty years after the unexplained disappearance of the entire Ninth Legion in the mountains of Scotland, young centurion Marcus Aquila arrives from Rome to solve the mystery and restore the reputation of his father, the commander of the Ninth. Accompanied only by his British slave Esca, Marcus sets out across Hadrian's Wall into the uncharted highlands of Caledonia to confront its savage tribes, make peace with his father's memory, and retrieve the lost legion's golden emblem.
DVD 9451
Aimée & Jaguar
Its the Battle of Berlin, during World War 2, two women find each other. One is single, Aimée, the other, Jaguar, is unhappily married with 4 children. In war torn Germany it was not safe to be Jewish, it was just as unsafe to be a lesbian. When Jaguar's husband, who is a German soldier, finds out about the relationship of his wife to Aimée, nothing but trouble becomes the result.
DVD 2001
Aimée und Jaguar
Its the Battle of Berlin, during World War 2, two women find each other. One is single, Aimée, the other, Jaguar, is unhappily married with 4 children. In war torn Germany it was not safe to be Jewish, it was just as unsafe to be a lesbian. When Jaguar's husband, who is a German soldier, finds out about the relationship of his wife to Aimée, nothing but trouble becomes the result.
DVD 2001
Ain't got no home
This film explores Guthrie's creative genius -- his life and music as well as lesser known talents like writing and painting. Every American who has listened to the radio knows Guthrie's 'This Land Is Your Land.' The music of the folk singer/songwriter has been recorded by everyone from the Mormon Tabernacle Choir to U2.
DVD 6130
Ain't them bodies saints
Four years ago, impassioned young outlaw couple Bob Muldoon and Ruth Guthrie were apprehended in the Texas hills during a shootout that left a local officer wounded by a bullet from Ruth's gun. Taking the blame, Bob was sentenced to 25 years in prison. After having engineered a daring escape, Bob is now determined to reconnect with the love of his life and meet the daughter who was born while he was incarcerated. But the journey back won't be easy, and the powers that be threaten to keep the two lovers apart forever.
DVD 10354
Air de famille Family resemblances /
A dysfunctional family eats together one night a week. On this Friday family politics and fights disrupt a birthday party.
DVD 665
Airplane!
In this spoof of disaster movies, Ted Striker, an ex-Navy pilot, just got dumped by his long-time girlfriend Elaine Dickinson, who works as a stewardess. In his wish to get her back, he follows her aboard a plane, although he has had a deep aversion against anything winged since he lost several men in the war. During flight, he tries to make up with her again and again, but a crisis looms as the crew and many passengers get seriously ill due to a bad fish meal. Now, it is up to him to land the airplane safely, before the poisoning starts causing casualties. But Ted Striker's aversion to piloting is a serious psychosis, which breaks open and needs to be cured--right now.
DVD 3713
Airport
The manager of an international airport must juggle personal crises with professional responsibilities as he attempts to keep his blizzard-torn facility open to rescue a bomb-damaged jetliner.
DVD 66
Airport 1975
A private plane hits a 747 in midair. The chief stewardess must act as the blinded pilot's hands and eyes to take control of the plane or die trying.
DVD 67
Airport '77
Passengers aboard a luxurious 747 must be rescued after the plane crashes into the ocean in the Bermuda Triangle.
DVD 68
Ajaina
Ajainaa! features Igloolik Elders discussing their views of contemporary Inuit life. Topics include the role Inuit and "Southern" forms of education, survival strategies (such as how to save a drowning victim), and the differences between camp and settlement life.
DVD 6149
Ajainaa! Almost /
Ajainaa! features Igloolik Elders discussing their views of contemporary Inuit life. Topics include the role Inuit and "Southern" forms of education, survival strategies (such as how to save a drowning victim), and the differences between camp and settlement life.
DVD 6149
Ajami
Shakespearian in its scope and themes; revenge, loyalty, hope and despair, draws us into the lives of two brothers fearing assassination; a young refugee working illegally to cover his mother's medical expenses; a cop obsessed with finding his missing brother. Through this dramatic collision of different worlds, we witness cultural and religious tensions simmering beneath the surface and the tragic consequences of enemies living as neighbors.
DVD 7558
Ajŏssi
Tae-Shik is an ex-special agent with a tragic past. He runs a small pawnshop, and So-Mi, the young girl who lives next door, is his only friend. When So-Mi's mother becomes involved in a major crime, mother and daughter are kidnapped. To save So-Mi, Tae-Shik makes a certain arrangement with the crime mob. With So-Mi missing, the police begin to chase Tae-Shik. With the police and the underground mob closing in, Tae-Shik continues his frantic search as his hidden past slowly becomes revealed.
DVD 8569
Ajrakh mordant resist, batik and tie dye.
Ajrakh cloth is produced by the men of Indian Muslim communities to be used by them for shawls, lunghis, and turbans. This complex process of producing cloth using mordant resist was introduced by the Moghuls and are reputed to be of Sufi origin. The Ajrakh is the only remaining fabric using this process. This film shows in detail the making of the hand carved printing blocks, the block printed mordant and resist dyed process in Damadka, and the use of the indigo and alazarin/madder dyes. There is also a section on block printing with wax and the tying of saris and dupattas. Filmed in Kutch, India.
DVD 8867
Akahige Red Beard /
A vain young doctor learns a valuable lesson from the dedicated director of a clinic for destitute patients.
DVD 1564
Akai satsui Intentions of murder /
Sadako is a typical Imamura heroine: one who revels in the pleasures of food, labor, sex, and self-preservation. Carrying the burden of her status as a lowly, poor, prostitute-birthed commoner wife, Sadako is subjected to an escalating series of belittlement both at home and in society.
DVD 10032
Akasen chitai Street of shame /
The final film of director Kenji Mizoguchi follows the lives of five prostitutes in the Yoshiwara region of Tokyo. Each has a different story and different plans, but they all share an uncertain future as they face the outlawing of their profession.
DVD 8604
Akeelah and the bee
Eleven year-old Akeelah Anderson's life is not easy: her father is dead, her mom ignores her, her brother runs with the local gangbangers. She is a smart girl, but her environment threatens to strangle her aspirations. Responding to a threat by her school's principal, Akeelah decides to participate in a spelling bee to avoid detention for her many absences. Much to her surprise and embarrassment, she wins. Her principal asks her to seek coaching from Dr. Larabee, an English professor, for the more prestigious regional bee. As the possibility of making it all the way to the Scripps National Spelling Bee looms, Akeelah could provide her community with someone to rally around and be proud of. First Akeelah has to overcome her insecurities, her distracting home life, and the knowledge that there is a field of more experienced and privileged fellow spellers.
DVD 4595
Aki Kaurismäki's proletariat trilogy
An episode in the life of Nikander, a garbage man, involving the death of a co-worker, an affair and much more.
DVD 7292
Aki Kaurismäki's proletariat trilogy
A coal miner takes a road trip looking for a way out of financial despair and criminal trouble. He finds unexpected love instead.
DVD 7293
Aki Kaurismäki's proletariat trilogy
Iris has a dead-end job in a match factory, lives with her dour and forbidding parents, and her social life is a disaster. Finally she decides that enough is enough and plans her revenge.
DVD 7294
Akira
A powerful psychic force known only as Akira resurfaces in Neo-Tokyo in the 21st century. Tetsuo, a young, inexperienced motorcycle biker driven beyond the boundaries of sanity by the power of Akira, is forced to conjure up demons laying dormant within his subconscious.
DVD 4161
Akira Kurosawa's Dodes'ka-den
This film follows the lives of the people who live in a slum, built in a garbage dump. A mentally disabled boy is obsessed with streetcars, driving an imaginary streetcar around, chanting "Dodes'ka-den! Dodes'ka-den!"--Mimicking the sound of the wheels. Some of the neighbors are a young woman living with her lecherous uncle; a pair of friends who get drunk and swap wives; a possibly mentally ill beggar and his son who live in a deserted car; and a man with five children who knows he is not the father of any, but treats them as if they were his own. Although they may dream of better times, these people are trapped--both physically and psychologically--doomed to live a life of disappointment (or worse), but many find ways to carry on.
DVD 10412
Akira Kurosawa's Dreams
Eight episodes exploring many aspects of humankind including the cost of war, the perils of nuclear power and man's need to harmonize with nature. Based on Akira Kurosawa's actual dreams.
DVD 1817
Akira Kurosawa's Drunken angel
Dr. Sanada is an alcoholic, in part due to the despair that constantly assails him as he tries to keep the inhabitants of a post-World War II Tokyo slum as healthy as possible. Food and medical supplies are scarce, the neighborhood is around an open sewer, and the only place to buy medicines is the black market-- controlled by the Yakuza. Matsunaga, a young yakuza with a violent temper, seeks Sanada's help to remove a bullet from his hand, but Matsunaga's cough catches the doctor's attention. What follows is a wrestling match for Matsunaga's life. Will he follow Sanada's instructions and make the smart, healthy decision, or will he let the fabled yakuza code of honor destroy him?
DVD 10286
Akira Kurosawa's High and low
A complex crime thriller in which a wealthy shoe manufacturer's chauffeur's son is kidnapped in mistake for his own, and he faces a moral dilemma -- should he pay the ransom anyway and risk losing his position?
DVD 747
Akira Kurosawa's Red Beard
A vain young doctor learns a valuable lesson from the dedicated director of a clinic for destitute patients.
DVD 1564
Akira Kurosawa's Sanjuro
A skilled but slovenly ronin comes to the aid of a group of naive young warriors fighting their corrupt clan leaders and manages to keep them out of trouble and alive in spite of their high ideals.
DVD 701
Akira Kurosawa's Stray dog
A bad day gets worse for rookie detective Murakami when a pickpocket steals his gun on a hot, crowded bus. Desperate to right the wrong, he goes undercover, scavenging Tokyo's sweltering streets for the thief, whose desperation has led him to a life of crime. With each step, the cop and the criminal's lives become more intertwined and the investigation becomes an examination of Murakami's own dark side.
DVD 3410
Akira Kurosawa's The quiet duel
"During a life-saving operation, army surgeon Fujisaki (Mifune) contaminates himself with syphilis, a disease virtually incurable in 1940s Japan. After the war, he returns to work at the hospital maintained by his obstetrician father (Shimura), but agonizes over the disease that threatens to destroy his impending marriage, while simultaneously trying to save other patients' lives -- including the man from whom he contracted the disease"--Container.
DVD 2527
Akira Kurosawa's yojimbo
In the year 1860, a wandering samurai-for-hire turns the war between two clans fighting for control of a small town to his own advantage. A satire on greed, violence, paranoia and human weakness. Includes theatrical trailer.
DVD 654
Al Dhakira al Khasba
Blending both documentary and narrative elements, Khleifi crafts a story of two Palestinian women whose individual struggles both define and transcend the politics that have torn apart their homes and their lives. Shot within the disputed Palestinian West Bank "Green Line."
DVD 3516
Al Manar TV in the name of the Hezbollah /
Documents the bold journalistic practices and little-known-to-the-West popularity of the Beirut-based Arabic television station Al Manar, which offers a window into the often violent world of Israel and its struggle with the Zionist threat. Since its inception in 1991 the station's popularity has skyrocketed, broadcasting around the world via satellite to a global audience of 200 million.
DVD 4101
Al Qaeda 2.0
"Since Afghanistan, al Qaeda has reinvented itself as a high-tech, highly mobile, decentralized terror network... Covering the period fom 9/11 to the start of the Gulf War II, this program tracks al Qaeda and its allies from London, where their Internet traffic is monitored, to recent operational areas... Footage of jihadist training, U.S. search-and-destry missions, terror attacks, and the capture of Islamist militants puts viewers on the scence while key specialists such as the DoD's Chuck Spinney and Zachary Abuza...share intelligence."--Container.
DVD 2784
Aladdin
In the heart of an enchanted city, a commoner named Aladdin and his mischievous monkey, Abu, battle to save the free-spirited Princess Jasmine. Aladdin's life changes with one rub of a magic lamp as a fun-loving, shape-shifting Genie appears and grants him three wishes. Through his adventures, Aladdin proves that he is a prince where it truly matter most - on the inside.
DVD 3290
Aladdin (Motion picture)
In the heart of an enchanted city, a commoner named Aladdin and his mischievous monkey, Abu, battle to save the free-spirited Princess Jasmine. Aladdin's life changes with one rub of a magic lamp as a fun-loving, shape-shifting Genie appears and grants him three wishes. Through his adventures, Aladdin proves that he is a prince where it truly matter most - on the inside.
DVD 3290
Alain Resnais' Mon oncle d'Amerique
Jean, René, Janine: two men and a woman from different generations and different backgrounds, whose paths meet at a crisis point in mid-life, faced with disappointment and frustration, all three muse about a legendary "uncle in America", a guardian angel who gives them their hearts' desires and tells them exactly what they want to hear.
DVD 1440
Alain Resnais' Night and fog
"Ten years after the liberation of the Nazi concentration camps, filmmaker Alain Resnais documented the abandoned grounds of Auschwitz and Majdanek. One of the first cinematic reflections on the horrors of the Holocaust, Night and fog (Nuit et brouillard) contrasts the stillness of the abandoned camps' quiet, empty buildings with haunting wartime footage"-- Container.
DVD 1802
Alan Alda in scientific American frontiers : hot times in Alaska
Alaska is warming up. It's now a few degrees warmer than it was a century and a half ago, and the trend seems to be accelerating. Already the landscape is changing dramatically -- permafrost is thawing, glaciers are melting, forests are succumbing to drought and insect attack. Alan Alda meets Alaskan scientists who are working to find out if these are the first signs of global warming and what the future may hold.
DVD 2681
Alan Partridge /
Alan Partridge, the famous local radio DJ and TV host, finds himself at the center of a siege, when a disgruntled fellow DJ decides to hold their station hostage after learning that he's getting fired when the new owners decide to convert the station to talk radio.
DVD 10527
Alaska Gold a war of the resources, the fish or the mine?
Frontline travels to Alaska to probe the fault lines of a growing battle between those who depend on the Bristol Bay region of southwest Alaska, home to the last great wild Sockeye salmon fishery in the world for a living, the mining companies who are pushing to extract enormous amounts of mineral deposits, estimated to be worth some $300 billion, and the political framework that will ultimately decide the outcome.
DVD 9231
Alaska, silence & solitude
Join nature filmmakers Bob Swerer Sr. and Bob Swerer Jr. as they visit with Dick Proenneke 20 years later while venturing into the remote wilderness of Alaska to experience and film the abundant wildlife in the region.
DVD 2536
Alaska's rivers of ice
Join the US Geological Survey as they explore the wonders of glaciers. Learn about the distribution of the world's glaciers, the formation of glacier ice, the glacier ecosystem, and much more.
DVD 1980
Albert Nobbs
A woman passes as a man in order to work and survive in 19th century Ireland. Some thirty years after donning men's clothing, she finds herself trapped in a prison of her own making.
DVD 8965
Alberto Giacometti
Two films about the surrealist artist, Alberto Giacometti, whose miniature sculptures and distinctive approach to the human body have greatly influenced modern art. What is a head? features interviews with several art world luminaries. A man among men features an interview with the artist.
DVD 4199
Alberto Lattuada's Mafioso
Nino is an auto-factory foreman who takes his proper, modern wife and two blonde daughters from industrial Milan to the antiquated, rural Sicily to visit his family and get back in touch with his roots. Nino gets more than he bargained for when he discovers some harsh truths about his ancestors and himself.
DVD 5624
Alcatraz is not an island
This program tells the story of the American Indian occupation of Alcatraz Island in San Francisco Bay beginning in 1969. Many of the former participants are interviewed.
DVD 3316
Alchemist
DVD 5844
Aldo Moro : death in Rome
After twenty years, the search continues for the definitive explanations of the Aldo Moro murder case. The key leader during the 1960s and 1970s of Italy's Christian Democratic Party and generally regarded as the next president of Italy, Moro died in 1978 at the hands of the Red Brigades, a Marxist-Leninist terrorist group. Armed with new facts and witness statements, this program provides clear proof of state complicity in Moro's assassination.
DVD 7893
Alec Guinness collection
DVD 1948
Aleksandra Alexandra /
In a desolate, sun-sorched corner of the world, an elderly woman has come to see her beloved grandson. He is a young officer stationed at a remote military outpost. With the enemy just beyond the compound, she wanders the barracks, observing the routines of military life, before making a sudden trip into the outlying countryside.
DVD 6722
Alexander Nevsky
Biographical story of Prince Alexander Nevsky and his successful resistance against an attempt by the Teutonic Knights to invade Russia in 1242.
DVD 649
Alexander revisited the final cut /
The story of Alexander the Great, who in 4th century BC conquered ninety percent of the known world of the time by defeating Greece, Persia, Afghanistan, and India in just eight years.
DVD 9261
Alexander Solzhenitsyn
"Russia. December 1949. Stalin rules through a brutal regime of terror and systematized torture"--Container.
DVD 1048
Alexander the Great
The story of Alexander the Great, Greek hero and world-conqueror. Alexander is a man torn by conflict between his teacher, Aristotle, his warrior father and his own ambition.
DVD 3289
Alexandra
In a desolate, sun-sorched corner of the world, an elderly woman has come to see her beloved grandson. He is a young officer stationed at a remote military outpost. With the enemy just beyond the compound, she wanders the barracks, observing the routines of military life, before making a sudden trip into the outlying countryside.
DVD 6722
Alexandra David-Neel one woman's journey from Sikkim to forbidden Tibet /
Documents the life of the first woman to be granted the title of Lama in Tibet, including her two years as a hermit in the Himalayas and her secret pilgrimage to the holy city of Llasa, forbidden to foreigners. In an emotional ceremony, Neel's companion in her old age returns a golden Buddha, a gift from the Dalai Lama, to a monastery in Tibet.
DVD 2883
Alfie
A wild and ribald comedy, filled with sex and sin, about a successful London playwright who is also a shallow womanizer trying to figure out what life is all about.
DVD 3714
Alfred Hitchcock presents.
Master of suspense Alfred Hitchcock presents several short stories. The stories are invariably surprising, often containing elements of horror, comedy, suspense, and the supernatural.
DVD 4428
Alfred Hitchcock presents (Television program)
Master of suspense Alfred Hitchcock presents several short stories. The stories are invariably surprising, often containing elements of horror, comedy, suspense, and the supernatural.
DVD 4428
Alfred Hitchcock's Bon voyage & aventure Malgache.
Two short films made by Hitchcock in 1944 at the request of the British government. When viewed by government officials they decided that the films were inflammatory and withheld them from distribution. The first, Bon Voyage, is about an RAF pilot who has escaped from a POW camp and made his way back to London with the help of the French resistance. The second, Aventure Malgache, is set in Vichy-controlled Madagascar where the Resistance leader battles to keep his island free.
DVD 1022
Alfred Hitchcock's "dial M for murder"
A man devises a plan to murder his wife, not only because he wants her money, but because she is in love with another man.
DVD 4311
Alfred Hitchcock's Foreign correspondent
A reporter sent to Europe to cover a peace conference falls in love with a diplomat's daughter, but discovers that her father is the head of a Nazi spy ring.
DVD 199
Alfred Hitchcock's "I confess"
A priest hears a murderer's confession and then becomes the murder suspect himself.
DVD 5782
Alfred Hitchcock's Lifeboat
When their vessel is torpedoed in the Atlantic Ocean during WWII, eight survivors find refuge in a lifeboat. Short on food and water, their situation is further complicated when they rescue a crew member from the German submarine that sank their ship.
DVD 10240
Alfred Hitchcock's Marnie
Marnie, a compulsive thief and liar is caught. Her captor impulsively marries the frigid, disturbed girl in an attempt to discover the reasons for her ongoing anti-social behavior.
DVD 294
Alfred Hitchcock's North by northwest
An ad executive is mistaken for a spy by foreign agents.
DVD 4213
Alfred Hitchcock's Notorious
A beautiful woman with a tainted past is enlisted by American agent Devlin to spy on a ring of Nazis in post-war Rio. Her espionage work becomes life-threatening after she marries the most debonair of the Nazi ring, Alex. Only Devlin can rescue her, but to do so he must face his role in her desperate situation and acknowledge that he's loved her all along.
DVD 935
Alfred Hitchcock's production of Lifeboat
When their vessel is torpedoed in the Atlantic Ocean during WWII, eight survivors find refuge in a lifeboat. Short on food and water, their situation is further complicated when they rescue a crew member from the German submarine that sank their ship.
DVD 10240
Alfred Hitchcock's Psycho
Horror melodrama in which a woman disappears after spending the night in an isolated motel which adjoins an eerie Victorian mansion, inhabited by a disturbed young man and his mother.
DVD 931
Alfred Hitchcock's rear window
As a photographer with a broken leg, Stewart takes up the fine art of spying on his Greenwich Village neighbors during a summer heat wave. Things really begin to get hot when he suspects a salesman may have murdered his nagging wife and buried the body in a flower garden. He actively enlists the help of his girlfriend to investigate the highly suspicious chain of events. Events that ultimately lead to one of the most memorable and gripping endings in film history.
DVD 4215
Alfred Hitchcock's Rope
Two friends strangle a college classmate and then proceed to invite his family and friends to dinner after they stuff the body inside a trunk to be used for the dining table. One of the guests, their teacher, suspects foul play and returns later to discover not only the body, but also how his own academic theories had been twisted to provide the motivation for the grotesque murder. Based on the real-life Leopold-Loeb murder, Hitchcock's study of total mise-en-scene construction was shot entirely on a single sound stage.
DVD 5670
Alfred Hitchcock's Shadow of a doubt
A beguiling murderer charms his unsuspecting family, but soon his niece and namesake begins to suspect her uncle is hiding a terrible secret.
DVD 4384
Alfred Hitchcock's Spellbound
The famous Dr. Edwardes takes over as head of the Green Manors Mental Asylum and finds himself attracted to Dr. Constance Petersen, but she soon realizes he is a paranoid amnesiac imposter and tries to cure him while finding out what happened to the real Dr. Edwardes.
DVD 343
Alfred Hitchcock's Spellbound
Dr. Constance Petersen is a psychiatrist with a firm understanding of human nature - or so she thinks. That is until the mysterious Dr. Anthony Edwardes becomes the new chief of staff at the Green Manors Mental Asylum. The bookish and detached Constance plummets into a whirlwind of tangled identities and feverish psychoanalysis, where the greatest risk is to fall in love.
DVD 2131
Alfred Hitchcock's stage fright
A woman disguises herself as a maid in order to clear her friend who's been accused of murdering his mistress's husband.
DVD 5780
Alfred Hitchcock's strangers on a train
A tennis star (Guy) is harassed on a train by a psychotic (Bruno)who wants to swap murders and who proceeds to carry out his part of the unconfirmed bargain. The British version amplifies Bruno's flamboyance, his homoerotic attraction to Guy, and his psychotic personality.
DVD 350
Alfred Hitchcock's Strangers on a train
Guy Haines, a tennis star who hates his wife, is approached on a train by a stranger, Bruno Anthony, who hates his father. Anthony offers a plan: each could kill the other's victim. No motive, no clue would link the two murders save the casual meeting of strangers on a train.
DVD 5785
Alfred Hitchcock's the 39 steps
A man falsely accused of murder is chased across Scotland as he tries to find those responsible.
DVD 791
Alfred Hitchcock's the birds
When Melanie Daniels rolls into Bodega Bay in pursuit of eligible bachelor Mitch Brenner, the small California town is inexplicably attacked by thousands of birds.
DVD 373
Alfred Hitchcock's the lady vanishes
Enroute back to England by train from Switzerland, an old lady disappears and two young people investigate.
DVD 790
Alfred Hitchcock's The man who knew too much
Alfred Hiuchcock's 1955 remake of his 1934 film of the same title, this is the story of an American touring Morocco with his wife and child who accidentally becomes involved in an anarchist plot to assassinate a foreign diplomat in London.
DVD 1813
Alfred Hitchcock's The trouble with Harry
The trouble with Harry is that he's dead, and while no one really minds, everyone feels responsible. Shirley Maclaine makes her screen debut in this New England romp that includes romance, humor ... and several unearthings of the corpse.
DVD 8256
Alfred Hitchcock's To catch a thief
John Robie is a reformed jewel thief who was once known as "The Cat." robie is suspected of a new rash of gem thefts in the luxury hotels of the French Riviera, and he must set out to clear himself. Meeting pampered heiress Frances, he sees a chance to bait the mysterious thief with her mother's fabulous jewels. His plan backfires, however, but Frances, who believes him guilty, proves her love by helping him escape.
DVD 5725
Alfred Hitchcock's Torn curtain
"World-famous American scientist Michael Armstrong, and his fiancee/assistant, Sarah Sherman, travel to Copenhagen for a physics conference. When Sarah mistakenly intercepts a message meant for Armstrong, she believes that he is secretly defecting to East Germany. Or is he? As Armstrong goes undercover to glean top-secret information, the couple find themslves running for their lives from enemy agents"--Container.
DVD 5793
Alfred the auteur
Traces the second half of Hitchcock's career. Commentary from Hitchcock, actors, and production specialists help chronicle the making of such classics as The Birds, Rear Window, Vertigo and Psycho. Also looks at Hitchcock's ambivalence toward the popular TV show that brought him into millions of living rooms. Features extensive film clips, interviews, and previously unavailable materials, including outtakes, filmed auditions, and Hitchcock's own home movies.
DVD 2894
Alfred the great
Traces the early years of Hitchcock's life and career, looking at his upbringing, education, and rise as a director. Details his apprenticeship with Fritz Lang, his production of the first British "talkie," his move to Hollywood and his tumultuous collaboration with David O. Selznick and the formation of his own short-lived studio. Features extensive film clips, interviews, commentary, and previously unavailable materials, including outtakes, filmed auditions, and Hitchcock's own home movies.
DVD 2893
Algeria women at war /
Algerian women recall their experiences during the French-Algerian War, reflecting also on how the roles and perceptions of women in Algeria have changed in the decades since.
DVD 11380
Ali
Dramatic biography of boxing great Muhammad Ali, which focuses on the ten-year period of 1964-1974. In that time, the brash, motor-mouthed athlete quickly dominates his sport, meets and marries his first wife, converts to Islam (changing his name from Cassius Clay), and defies the United States government by refusing to submit to military conscription for duty in Vietnam. His world heavyweight champion title thus stripped from him entirely for political reasons, the champ sets about to win back his crown, culminating in a legendary unification bout against George Foreman in Zaire, dubbed the "Rumble in the Jungle."
DVD 1341
Ali, fear eats the soul
Lonely widow Emmi Kurowski meets Arab worker Ali in a bar during a rainstorm. They fall in love--to their own surprise, and to the shock of family, colleagues, and drinking buddies. An emotional power that reflects the ethnic tensions within German society.
DVD 2221
Alice
Alice: A little girl follows an elusive White Rabbit and so begins this dream expedition into the landscape of childhood, combining techniques of animation, puppet theatre and live action in Švankmajer's surreal version of Alice's adventures in Wonderland. Darkness light darkness: A man literally constructs himself within the confines of a very small room -- a potent allegory of Svankmajer's life in Eastern Europe.
DVD 1079
Alice
Comedy about a rich and spoiled New York housewife in a bad marriage. She dreams of having an affair with a musician she met at her children's school! An acupuncturist she visits in Chinatown gives her mysterious potions that break down her inhibitions, make her invisible and let her see tender moments with loved ones from her past.
DVD 1549
Alice doesn't live here anymore
When Alice's husband dies and leaves her with their eleven-year old son, she leaves for California, but is stranded in Phoenix. She lands a waitressing job and meets a rancher.
DVD 3193
Alice in Wonderland
An animated musical version of Lewis Carroll's tale about a girl named Alice. Alice follows a White Rabbit through a very small door and enters Wonderland, where she has many unusual adventures.
DVD 71
Alice in Wonderland
Alice, now 19 years old, returns to the whimsical world she first entered as a child and embarks on a journey to discover her true destiny.
DVD 7513
Alice Neel
A look at the life and struggles of being a single mother and female artist, that became one of the great artists of the 20th century, with subjects such as Andy Warhol, Allen Ginsberg, and more.
DVD 6492
Alice Walker beauty in truth /
This film tells the compelling story of an extraordinary woman's journey from her birth in a paper thin shack in the cotton fields of Georgia to her recognition as a key writer of the twentieth century. Walker made history as the first black woman to win a Pulitzer Prize for her ground breaking novel, The Color Purple. A universal story of triumph against all odds not that different from Walker's own. Born, the eighth child of sharecroppers, her early life unfolded in the midst of violent racism and poverty during some of the most turbulent years of social/political changes in the U.S. The film offers a penetrating look at the life and art of an artist, a self confessed renegade and human rights activist. Includes interviews with people who worked with Alice Walker.
DVD 11688
Alice Walker Possessing the secret of joy /
Alice Walker talks about her novel "Possessing the secret of joy" which addresses issues of female genital mutilation, and social protest in Africa and America. Filmed segments, including archival film, illustrates some of the points made.
DVD 2316
Alice's Restaurant
"In the late '60s, a changing social and political climate inspired a new generation to create a lifestyle outside the mainstream. Twenty-two year-old Arlo's journey to find a place for himself and his music includes a visit to his dying father in the hospital, gigs in New York and romps with his friends Alice and Ray, who run a small restaurant in Stockbridge, Massachusetts. And when an incident at Alice's Restaurant plays a pivotal role in Arlo's avoidance of the draft, it send him down a road that he will consider a small price to pay to keep his freedom and his beliefs"--Container.
DVD 5907
Alien
A mindless, savage, and merciless alien is attacking the crew of an intergalactic freighter and it must be stopped before they are all killed.
DVD 40
Alien
Terror begins when the crew of a spaceship investigates a transmission from a desolate planet and discovers a life form that is perfectly evolved to annihilate mankind. Each crew member is slain until only Ripley is left.
DVD 971
Alien 3
Lt. Ripley is the lone survivor when her crippled spaceship crash lands on Fiorina 161, a bleak wasteland inhabited by former inmates of the planet's prison. This is the story of her fears that an Alien was aboard her craft and the realization that may compel her to try to destroy not only the creature but herself.
DVD 1120
Alien anomalies under America
Every disaster, man-made or natural, every assassination, and every period of political turmoil, past, present and future, is attributed to the work of aliens living beneath the earth's crust.
DVD 5216
Alien resurrection
Ellen Ripley died fighting the perfect predator. Two hundred and eight horrific experiments later, she's back. A group of scientists had cloned her--along with the alien queen inside her--hoping to breed the ultimate weapon.
DVD 1119
Alien three
Lt. Ripley is the lone survivor when her crippled spaceship crash lands on Fiorina 161, a bleak wasteland inhabited by former inmates of the planet's prison. This is the story of her fears that an Alien was aboard her craft and the realization that may compel her to try to destroy not only the creature but herself.
DVD 1120
Aliens
Ripley is recovering from her first encounter with the deadly alien. Her account of that event is received with skepticism, but transmissions from a colony later established on the Alien's planet abruptly cease. Burke, an up-and-coming company man, talks Ripley into going back with a squad of colonial marines. Of course the Marines do not take her warnings seriously either, until they come face-to-face with the awesome alien spawn.
DVD 72
Alila
For the apartment dwellers, every action creates a ripple unknowingly felt by all. Goreous libertine Gabi's loud, violent trysts with her physically dominant, emotionally unavailable lover Hezi bring down the wrath of their disgusted neighbors. Mali reluctantly joins her neurotic ex-husband Ezra in his search for their army deserter son. Ezra's illegal construction site and undocumented immigrant workers in turn prompt the hermit Schwartz to relive the horrors of the Nazi death camps, as his Filipino campanion Linda helplessly looks on.
DVD 3526
Alistair MacLeod
"Alistair MacLeod is the unassuming subject of this documentary. Long admired for the brilliant craft of his short stories, MacLeod was suddenly catapulted into the international pantheon of modern writers with the publication in 1999 of his novel, No Great Mischief, winner of the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award. As this film makes clear, although No Great Mischief made MacLeod famous and brought his formidable talent to the world, the man himself has remained remarkably unchanged. Grounding his life and fuelling the themes of his work is the stunningly dramatic landscape of Cape Breton Island and the close community of his extended family. Whether surrounded by his beloved books in his university office, talking with his publisher, sporting a kilt, or reminiscing with his wife, MacLeod is fully at home in the world. This is especially obvious when he retreats to the little house along the coastal headland of Cape Breton where he writes his fiction. It is easy to see where his words come from after witnessing his deep attachment to people and place. In particular, MacLeod's roots in the history of Scottish struggle and in the rich Celtic legacy of Cape Breton inform his writings, as well as his wry humour. The filmmakers visit several famous writers who admire MacLeod's work, including Margaret Atwood, David Adams Richards, Russell Banks, Colm Toibin and Wayne Johnston. All praise him highly and have their own amusing stories." NFB website.
DVD 5754
Alive
A team of rugby players survive a plane crash deep in the desolate, snow-covered Andes Mountains. Stranded there, they must overcome incredible odds to stay alive.
DVD 4766
Alive inside
A joyous cinematic exploration of music's capacity to reawaken our souls and uncover the deepest parts of our humanity. Filmmaker Michael Rossato-Bennett chronicles the astonishing experiences of individuals around the country who have been revitalized through the simple experience of listening to music.
DVD 10777
Aliyah
Alex, a young Parisian drug dealer, longs to make a new beginning by opening a restaurant in Tel Aviv with his cousin and make "aliyah", the immigration of Diaspora Jews to Israel, but he must face conflicts that include leaving the city he loves, drug dealing, his complicated love life with a new woman, and a troubled older brother whom he is always financially rescuing.
DVD 9962
All about Darfur
"Up until now the perilous events in Darfur has been explained by outsiders... Sudanese filmmaker Taghreed Elsanhouri talks with ordinary Sudanese in outdoor tea shops, markets, refugee camps and living rooms about how deeply rooted prejudices could suddenly burst into a wild fire of ethnic violence" -- Container.
DVD 6778
All about Eve
From the moment she glimpses her idol at the stage door, Eve Harrington moves relentlessly towards her goal: taking the reins of power from the great actress Margo Channing. The cunning Eve maneuvers her way into Margo's Broadway role, becomes a sensation and even causes turmoil in the lives of Margo's director boyfriend, her playwright and his wife. Only the cynical drama critics see through Eve, admiring her audacity and perfect pattern of deceit.
DVD 602
All about my mother
Manuela is the perfect mother. A hard-working nurse, she's built a comfortable life for herself and her teenage son. But when tragedy strikes and her son is killed in a car accident, her world crumbles.
DVD 4878
All creatures great and small
DVD 1333
All good things
"... a love story and a murder mystery set against the backdrop of a New York real estate dynasty in the 1980s... inspired by the disappearance of Kathie McCormack, wife of real estate heir Robert Durst. Mr. Durst was suspected but never tried for killing his wife Kathie who disappeared in 1982 and was never found"--Container.
DVD 8113
All in the family the complete first season.
DVD 2598
All in the family the complete second season.
DVD 2599
All in the mind understanding the complexity of the brain.
Dr. Susan Greenfield discusses her theory that all human experience will eventually be explained in terms of the brain's physical processes. Case studies provide insights and stir controversy.
DVD 5067
All is lost
An open-water thriller about one man's battle for survival against the elements after his sailboat is destroyed at sea. Using only a sextant and nautical maps to chart his progress, he is forced to rely on ocean currents to carry him into a shipping lane in hopes of hailing a passing vessel. But with the sun unrelenting, sharks circling, and his meager supplies dwindling, the ever-resourceful sailor soon finds himself staring his mortality in the face.
DVD 10234
All my babies a midwife's own story /
This beautiful film is the story of Miss Mary Coley, an African-American midwife more than half a century ago in rural Georgia.
DVD 5021
All my girls
"Despite his lack of enthusiasm, film student Ralf is assigned to make a documentary about a team of six women workers at a light bulb factory in Berlin. At first, the team seems to work and get along together without a hitch. But soon tensions between the women become apparent and they pull Ralf into their conflicts. When one of his interviews reveals that the team supervisor has been keeping a record of workplace disciplinary issues, it unleashes a strong reaction among the workers"--Container label.
DVD 9720
All my loved ones
Inspired by the real life heroics of Nicholas Winton who saved hundreds of Czech Jewish children from the Nazis. The Silberstein's are a large and close knit extended family living in Czechoslovakia. Believing in the decency of mankind, they don't pay heed to the Nazi threat. They finally realize the true horror of what is coming, but it is too late. Making the toughest possible decision, they must decide if they will turn their young son, David, over to Nicholas and risk never seeing him again.
DVD 3715
All my loving a film of pop music.
A groundbreaking documentary on music and its effect on pop culture in the late '60s, with previously unseen footage from the Beatles, Cream, Jimi Hendrix, the Who, Pink Floyd, and many more.
DVD 5057
All night long
The classic tale Othello is translated and retold to the world of 1960's London jazz clubs. Over the course of one eventful evening, the anniversary celebration of the musical and romantic partners Aurelius Rex and Delia Lane, a jealous, ambitious drummer, Johnny Cousin, attempts to tear the interracial couple apart.
DVD 8041
All of me
"Focuses on the lives of women, girls and boys who are caught in the downward spiral of eating disorders and their struggle to regain a sense of self-compassion and healing. The film also focuses on the parents who struggle with their children around this devastating disease"--Container.
DVD 11883
All of me : a documentary film on eating disorders
"Focuses on the lives of women, girls and boys who are caught in the downward spiral of eating disorders and their struggle to regain a sense of self-compassion and healing. The film also focuses on the parents who struggle with their children around this devastating disease"--Container.
DVD 11883
All of us emergency edition /
"In the South Bronx, a young doctor embarks on a research project to find out why black women are being infected with the HIV virus at an alarming rate. Dr. Mehret Mandefro takes us into the lives and relationships of two of her female patients, Chevelle and Tara, as they identify and struggle with the social factors that put them at risk."--Container.
DVD 7143
All or nothing
"Mike is a talented rapper with all the wrong friends. His dream of becoming the next "ghetto superstar" is challenged by Gabby, his beautiful girlfriend, who wants Mike to settle down and take care of his responsibilities. When a rap contest turns violent, Mike's friends take the law in their own hands and seek revenge on Ice, the leader of the rival crew, and also Gabby's brother."
DVD 1463
All or nothing
In a crowded South London apartment building, Penny, a working mom, struggles to keep her wayward daughter, her lazy son and her disillustioned partner on the right path.
DVD 2397
All quiet on the western front
"This story is neither an accusation nor a confession, and least of all an adventure, for death is not an adventure to those who stand face to face with it. It will try simply to tell of a generation of men who, even though they may have escaped its shells, were destroyed by the war. . ." Title screens. 1914. War has broken out in Europe. A group of German college students are convinced to enlist after their teacher, Professor Kantorek, gives an impassioned speech about the honor of dying for their Fatherland. Paul Bäumer--sent to the Western Front where the fighting is most severe--is soon stripped of illusions about war being glorious. There is nothing but fear, pain, and the randomness of death. Paul is the sole survivor of his group and when he returns home, he denounces the war and his professor. Returned to the action, Paul tries to cope with the incessant fear that eats away at a soldier's insides, turning them hollow and empty.
DVD 74
All quiet on the western front
At the rise of what would become known as World War I, German patriot Paul Baumer and his friends enlist in the Imperial German Army. In search of adventure and eager to assert the superiority of their nation, the young men endure a brutal training camp and soon find themselves face to face with the full horrors of war when they are sent to the front lines to fight, and likely die.
DVD 11509
All-star tribute to Mr. Television
A special tribute to Milton Berle and his Texaco Star Theater from the Museum of Television & Radio in Beverly Hills, Calif.
DVD 2619
All that heaven allows
Cary Scott, an attractive and wealthy New England widow, creates a social outcry in her community and within her family when she becomes romantically involved with Ron Kirby, her much younger gardener.
DVD 1587
All that jazz
The story of an obsessed, pill-popping chain-smoking choreographer/director dancing simultaneously with love and death. But even while dying, he creates some great dancing. Based on the life of Bob Fosse.
DVD 2971
All that money can buy
Having promised his soul to the Devil in exchange for good fortune, Jabez Stone asks the talented lawyer Daniel Webster to get him out of the bargain.
DVD 3213
All the days of the year
"A daily record of one year at Mount Battie, Maine. It is a record of the seasons, the changing light from dawn to evening, sunrise and sunset; the changing weather from bright sun to overcast skies, fog, rain and snow; and the changing visitors that come by foot, bicycle, motorcycle, car, truck and camper to make a pilgrimage to the mountain vista that overlooks a small harbor on the coast of Maine, the North Atlantic coastal islands, and the expansive Atlantic Ocean"--Publisher's website.
DVD 11849
All the king's men
A political demagogue governor of a Southern State believes that every man has his price and that the end justifies the means. Based on the life of Huey Pierce Long, governor of Louisiana and senator.
DVD 2415
All the mornings of the world
A provocative tale of romance, lust, desire, and intrigue based on the lives of 17th century French composer Sainte Colombe and his protege, Marin Marais.
DVD 5664
All the president's men
The true story of how Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein uncovered the White House involvement in the Watergate break in.
DVD 75
All the pretty horses
John Grady Cole (Damon) and his best friend Lacey Rawlins (Thomas) leave Texas, head south of the border in search of adventure, and find work as horse wranglers. But when Cole embarks on an illicit and passionate affair with the beautiful daughter (Cruz) of the wealthy ranch owner who is his employer, events are set in motion which forever change the lives of all involved.
DVD 8646
All the way
Bryan Cranston stars in a riveting look at the formidable challenges and demons faced by President Lyndon Johnson on his tumultuous first year in office, from his accidental ascension to the presidence in November 1963, to his relentless fight to win passage of a landmark Civil Rights Bill with the election of 1964 looming.
DVD 11808
All the world's a stooge
Seven classic comedies starring the Three Stooges. In the first work, they try to break into the wrestling racket, in the second they are mistaken for dentists, in the third Curly steps into his father's place to keep him from marrying a curvaceous blonde. "Three little pirates" has them escaping from the governor of Dead Man's Island and trying to survive Black Louie's Pirate den and in "Uncivil war birds", they decide to join the army as the Civil War breaks out, but they end up on different sides. "Back to the woods" have the stooges facing Indians, and "Violent is the word for Curly" has the boys hiding out at the Mildew College for Women, teaching the students how to swing.
DVD 1019
All through the night
A big shot gambler investigating the murder of his favorite German baker stumbles upon a Nazi plot to blow up an American warship and is framed for murder in this comedy-thriller.
DVD 8529
All time greatest hits
Experimental, abstract and underground short videos made in the 1990s.
DVD 3451
All together now
Documentary film detailing the partnership between The Beatles and Cirque du Soleil that led to the creation of Cirque du Soleil's stage production 'Love' at the Mirage in Las Vegas. Includes interviews with Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, Yoko Ono Lennon, Olivia Harrison and George Martin.
DVD 10544
All watched over by machines of loving grace
A television series about how humans have been colonized by the machines we have built. Although we don't realize it, the way we see everything in the world today is through the eyes of the computers. Love and power: Traces the influence of Ayn Rand's ideas on American financial markets and the technology industry. The abuse of vegetational concepts: Investigates how machine ideas such as cybernetics and systems theory were applied to natural ecosystems, leading to the false idea that there is a balance of nature, and to human beings, in attempts to build societies without central control. The monkey in the machine and the machine in the monkey: Looks at the selfish gene theory and ideas of social evolution and how they may have influenced ideas of racism and colonialism, especially in the Belgian Congo.
DVD 11846
All white in Barking
"Through revealing interviews, alternately shocking and humorous, this documentary profile of a white working-class community east of London offers a timely snapshot of an increasingly multiracial Britain. The racial composition of Barking is in rapid flux, with immigrants from Africa, Asia, the Caribbean and the Balkans arriving and many longtime white residents leaving... [Reveals] both the persistence and the gradual undermining of racial and ethnic stereotypes" -- Container.
DVD 6219
All you need is cash
Rutland Weekend Television takes a look at the Pre-fab Four: Dirk, Barry, Stig and Nasty; better known as the Rutles. This documentary follows their career from their early days in Liverpool and Hamburg's infamous Rat-Keller, to their amazing worldwide success. A parody of Beatlemania and the many serious documentaries made about the Beatles.
DVD 2942
Allah Tantou God's will /
Through home movies, old newsreels, letters and fictional reconstruction of imprisonment, this film examines the life of Marof Achkar, the filmmaker's father, a diplomat under the Sekou Toure regime, who later disappeared into the Guinean gulag. Film reevaluates the turbulent decade of African independence and discusses its relevance to the new political order on the continent.
DVD 6807
Alle anderen Everyone else /
Chris and Gitti are a mismatched young German couple involved in a tense, dynamic relationship. He's a tall, pasty, good-looking, charming but distant guy with a weak chin and a worried expression; she's small and robust, a blunt, childlike, free-spirited, boisterous bundle of nervous energy. They are a couple struggling for definition against bourgeois norms, and the film examines their relationship in the petri dish of a vacation at his parents' haute-bourgeois, kitsch-stuffed Sardinian villa. Alternately loving and bickering with each other--and apparently thinking this makes them unique--their relationship is cemented with invented private riffs on a shared sense of humor. An encounter with a former schoolmate of Chris's and his wife prompts changes that may be good, or may spell out the warning in the writing on the wall.
DVD 8916
Alle meine Mädchen All my girls /
"Despite his lack of enthusiasm, film student Ralf is assigned to make a documentary about a team of six women workers at a light bulb factory in Berlin. At first, the team seems to work and get along together without a hitch. But soon tensions between the women become apparent and they pull Ralf into their conflicts. When one of his interviews reveals that the team supervisor has been keeping a record of workplace disciplinary issues, it unleashes a strong reaction among the workers"--Container label.
DVD 9720
Allegiant
Tris must escape with Four and go beyond the wall enclosing Chicago. For the first time ever, they will leave the only city and family they have ever known. Once outside, old discoveries are quickly rendered meaningless with the revelation of shocking new truths. Tris and Four must quickly decide who they can trust as a ruthless battle ignites beyond the walls of Chicago which threatens all of humanity. In order to survive, Tris will be forced to make impossible choices.
DVD 11755
Allegri Film and NPS present A labyrinth of time
Shows Carter's musical development using New York City as a metaphor for our democratic society. Daniel Barenboim, Charles Rosen and Pierre Boulez give their views on Carter's music.
DVD 5775
Alles auf Zucker Go for Zucker /
Pool shark and hustler Jaeckie Zucker is up to his ears in debt. In a stroke of luck, his mother dies and leaves an inheritance. Before he can cash in, his mother has requested the difficult task of reconciling with his estranged Orthodox brother Samuel.
DVD 5036
Alliance Atlantis presents Joan of Arc
Born to a peasant family, young Joan hears the voices of saints telling her to unite her beseiged nation. At seventeen, she leads one of the greatest campaigns for freedom the world has ever witnessed.
DVD 1561
All's well that ends well
William Shakespeare's comedy about Helena, the new wife of Count Bertram, who resorts to chichanery to win the respect and affection of her husband.
DVD 2364
Almanac
On location and archival footage is utilized with sequences of dramatic re-creation, stills of cultural objects, and taped commentary by classical and religious scholars to present a history of the Jewish uprising against Roman rule in Palestine from 66-73 A.D., culminating in the destruction of the Holy Temple in Jerusalem and the Jewish fortress at Masada. The program examines the historical background of the revolt and its consequences, particularly pertaining to the development of modern Judaism and the early Christian Church.
DVD 11322
Almost
Ajainaa! features Igloolik Elders discussing their views of contemporary Inuit life. Topics include the role Inuit and "Southern" forms of education, survival strategies (such as how to save a drowning victim), and the differences between camp and settlement life.
DVD 6149
Almost a woman
At age thirteen, Esmeralda, is the oldest child of six. She shoulders the responsibility of learning English as her mother's interpreter and guide through the challenges of their new life in America. Mami is the passionate and beautiful mother who moves the family to the U.S. seeking medical care for her son's chronically infected foot. Tata, Esmeralda's stoical grandmother, is the matriarch of the American ranch of the family.
DVD 6685
Almost famous
It's the opportunity of a lifetime when teenage reporter William Miller lands an assignment from Rolling Stone magazine. Despite the objections of his protective mother, William hits the road with an up-and-coming rock band and finds there's a lot more to write home about than the music.
DVD 1639
Almost famous (Motion picture : 2000)
It's the opportunity of a lifetime when teenage reporter William Miller lands an assignment from Rolling Stone magazine. Despite the objections of his protective mother, William hits the road with an up-and-coming rock band and finds there's a lot more to write home about than the music.
DVD 1639
Almost peaceful
"Set during the largely unexplored period immediately following World War II, the film follows a group of mostly Jewish Parisians who attempt to restart their lives and rekindle their capacity for happiness in the shadow of unspeakable horrors"--Container.
DVD 895
Almost real connecting in a wired world /
In a decade, the Internet has transformed the economy, employment and our personal lives. This documentary is a snapshot of the end of the first phase of the Internet - a far less utopian age than some had hoped. Focusing on six individuals for whom the Internet has become a lifeline, the video questions how the World Wide Web has transformed our sense of community.
DVD 4830
Alone in the wilderness
Richard Proenneke lived the dream of building a cabin in the Alaskan wilderness near Twin Lakes, and stayed to become a part of the country. This is the simple account of the day-to-day explorations and activities he carried out alone, and the constant chain of nature's events that kept him company.
DVD 2535
Along came Polly
Reuben Feffer, a professional risk assessor, is not one to ever take chances in any aspect of his life. But when his new bride Lisa leaves him for French scuba instructor Claude on their honeymoon, he finally decides to a risk of his own. At a party, he meets free-spirited Polly, whom he remembers from the seventh grade. Unlike the control-freak Reuben, she's spent her life living on the edge. They reluctantly begin a romance and Polly introduces him to a new world of spicy food and what it mean to really take a chance.
DVD 8950
Alpha house.
Four Republican senators share the same D.C. house rental, and face re-election battles, looming indictments, and parties, all with a sense of humor.
DVD 10719
Alphaville
Secret agent Lemmy Caution travels to another galaxy and finds himself in a computer-run society which is dedicated to technology and outlaws emotion.
DVD 781
Alphaville une étrange aventure de Lemmy Caution /
Secret agent Lemmy Caution travels to another galaxy and finds himself in a computer-run society which is dedicated to technology and outlaws emotion.
DVD 781
Alsino y el condor Alsino and the condor /
Set in Nicaragua, this film depicts the clash between Central American governments and Sandinista rebels. It is the story of a boy's dream of flying above the madness of the world around him.
DVD 11206
Altered states
The incredible terrifying tale of a research scientist experimenting with altered states of consciousness, and the horrors he finds in secret landscapes of the mind.
DVD 76
Alternative perspectives on the war on terrorism
In twenty-three interviews, using a question and answ er format, experts from academia, the media, government, and non-governmental organizations, place the causes leading to the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, in historical context. Issues surrounding the War on Terrorism are also discussed.
DVD 5017
Alʹto vai︠a︡ sonata Dmitriĭ Shostakovich = Sonata for viola = Sonate pour alto /
Documentary portrait of Dmitri Shostakovich.
DVD 5845
Alvin and the chipmunks.
The most requested Christmas songs ever. The 25th Anniversary edition includes three episodes, along with 11 holiday songs from the classic soundtrack on an accompanying compact disc. Also features a never-before-seen pencil sketch and cels from A Chipmunk Christmas by Chuck Jones.
DVD 6168
Always
A legendary pilot with a passion for daredevil fighting sacrifices himself to save his best friend and then help his lover move on with her life.
DVD 5662
Alyah = Aliyah /
Alex, a young Parisian drug dealer, longs to make a new beginning by opening a restaurant in Tel Aviv with his cousin and make "aliyah", the immigration of Diaspora Jews to Israel, but he must face conflicts that include leaving the city he loves, drug dealing, his complicated love life with a new woman, and a troubled older brother whom he is always financially rescuing.
DVD 9962
Alzheimer's project
Momentum in Science features 25 leading scientists, a primetime state-of-the-science report revealing the most cutting-edge research advances. Three additional specials (The Memory Loss Tapes; Grandpa, Will You Remember Me? with Maria Shriver; and Caregivers) capture what it means to experience the disease, to be a child or grandchild of one who suffers, and to care for those who are affected.
DVD 6742
Am I : Too African to be American or Too American to be African?
"Am I: Too African to be American or Too American to be African? is a documentary film that explores the complex identity formations of young African women living in America and West Africa who identify bi-culturally. It specifically looks at how they wrestle with concepts of race, complexion, gender, and heritage among other issues."
DVD 11545
Am I : Too African to be American? Too American to be African?
"Am I: Too African to be American or Too American to be African? is a documentary film that explores the complex identity formations of young African women living in America and West Africa who identify bi-culturally. It specifically looks at how they wrestle with concepts of race, complexion, gender, and heritage among other issues."
DVD 11545
Amada Beloved /
Drama about politics and an illicit affair in the lives of an aristocratic Cuban family in Havana during the early part of the 20th century as a young housewife falls in love with her leftwing journalist cousin. Cuenta la historia de una bella mujer atrapada en sí misma, en constante pugna con sus sentidos y sentimientos, a la vez que nos brinda pinceladas del entorno political y social de La Habana de 1914.
DVD 9849
Amadeus director's cut
Adapted from Shaffer's play, the film presents the life of Antonio Salieri, a mediocre 18th century Viennese composer obsessed with and jealous of the musical genius of the age, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.
DVD 645
Amadeus (Motion picture)
Adapted from Shaffer's play, the film presents the life of Antonio Salieri, a mediocre 18th century Viennese composer obsessed with and jealous of the musical genius of the age, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.
DVD 645
Amandla! a revolution in four part harmony /
Tells the story of black South African freedom music and the central role it played against apartheid. Specifically considers the music that sustained and galvanized blacks for more than 40 years. Focuses on the struggle's spiritural dimension named for the Xhosa word for "power". An uplifting story of human courage, resolve and triumph.
DVD 2625
Amants du Pont-NeufThe lovers on the bridge The lovers on the bridge /
A homeless artist who is losing her sight finds herself drawn into a passionate relationship with a troubled street performer. Despite all obstacles, they find love and shelter on the famed Pont-Neuf bridge in Paris. But in time, their unlikely love will be tested as the artist's secret past catches up with her.
DVD 8896
Amar, Akbar, Anthony Amara, Akabara Enthonī /
Lavish action-filled account of the separation, separate lives, and eventual reunion of three brothers: one raised by a Hindu policeman, one raised by a Muslim tailor, and one raised by a Catholic priest.
DVD 3776
Amara Akabara Enthonī
Lavish action-filled account of the separation, separate lives, and eventual reunion of three brothers: one raised by a Hindu policeman, one raised by a Muslim tailor, and one raised by a Catholic priest.
DVD 3776
Amarcord I remember /
Memories of episodes about love, sex, politics, family life and growing up in a small Italian town in the 1930's.
DVD 780
Amartya Sen a life reexamined /
Documentary on the life and work of Amartya Sen, the first South Asian to win the 1998 Nobel Prize in Economics. The film is centered around a conversation between Sen and economist Kaushik Basu, a student of Sen, and is interspersed with interviews of other experts as well as footage of places connected with Sen's life.
DVD 29
Amateur
A crackpot ex-nun who writes pornographic short stories crosses paths with an amnesiac wandering the streets of New York City. When they set out to uncover his identity, they come face to face with his unsavory past--including a vengeful porno actress and ruthless corporate assassins hot on their trail.
DVD 3465
Amateur photographer
Based on his wartime diary and photo album, this documentary, recounts Gerhard M.'s experiences with his unit, which was engaged in "retaliatory measures in captured areas." Gerhard M.'s job was to resettle Jews, execute partisans, and seize valuables for the Reich. After the war, his diary and photo album were discovered by the East German Communist authorities which led to Gerhard M.'s conviction of war crimes by a Soviet court and his execution by firing squad in 1952.
DVD 4974
Amator Camera buff /
Happily married and economically stable, Filip Mosz buys an 8mm film camera with the intention of filming his newborn child - and capturing the moment of attaining a lifelong dream. But when a powerful director of the town's local factory recruits him to film an important board meeting, Filip's fascination with the medium grows into a pssionate dedication. Now Filip has command of a larger film unit and networks to enrich his career. Filip eventually reaches an irreconcilable deadlock with his wife, friends and the director who previously supported his cinematic ambitions.
DVD 3182
Amazing grace
Eighteen year old Jonathan leaves home to live with his friend Mickey, a handsome and promiscuous young man who is rarely there for Jonathan. The latter begins a relationship with Thomas, recently returned from years of living in New York and secretly believing he has AIDS. Jonathan pins all his hopes for future happiness on Thomas, who knows their relationship is transient.
DVD 3527
Amazing grace
A dramatization of the life of the human rights activist, cultural reformer and member of Parliament, William Wilberforce who sustained a twenty-year fight in 19th century England, endeavoring to end the British transatlantic slave trade. Wilberforce encountered intense opposition from members of Parliament but his minister John Newton, a reformed slave ship captain who penned the hymn "Amazing Grace" urged him to see the cause through.
DVD 5822
Amazing puppet animation of Ladislaw Starewicz
As the world's first great puppet and stop-motion model animator, Starewicz was best known for his insect stories. Starewicz's grasshoppers, dogs, frogs, dolls, and other creatures portray heroics and follies with an exuberance of humor and invention.
DVD 3599
Amazing Screw-on Head
When arch-fiend Emperor Zombie steals an artifact that will enable him to threaten all life on Earth, assigned to stopping him is Screw-on Head. Aided by his manservant Mr. Groin, and talking canine Mr. Dog.
DVD 10084
Amazing Spider-Man
Peter Parker finds a clue that might help him understand why his parents disappeared when he was young. His path puts him on a collision course with Dr. Curt Connors, his father's former partner.
DVD 10495
Amazing spider-man 2 /
Spider-Man's conflict has been within himself: the struggle between Peter Parker and the responsibilities of Spider-Man. But Peter Parker, finds that his greatest battle is about to begin. It's great to be Spider-Man, but being Spider-Man comes at a price: only Spider-Man can protect his fellow New Yorkers from the formidable villains that threaten the city. Peter must confront a foe far more powerful than he. Peter comes to realize that all of his enemies have one thing in common: Oscorp.
DVD 10488
Amazing Spider-man 2
Spider-Man's conflict has been within himself: the struggle between Peter Parker and the responsibilities of Spider-Man, but Peter Parker finds that his greatest battle is about to begin. Peter must confront a foe far more powerful than he, and with the return of old friend Harry Osborn, Peter comes to realize that all of his enemies have one thing in common: Oscorp.
DVD 10598
Amazing Spider-Man 2 (Motion picture)
Spider-Man's conflict has been within himself: the struggle between Peter Parker and the responsibilities of Spider-Man. But Peter Parker, finds that his greatest battle is about to begin. It's great to be Spider-Man, but being Spider-Man comes at a price: only Spider-Man can protect his fellow New Yorkers from the formidable villains that threaten the city. Peter must confront a foe far more powerful than he. Peter comes to realize that all of his enemies have one thing in common: Oscorp.
DVD 10488
Amazing Spider-Man 2 (Motion picture)
Spider-Man's conflict has been within himself: the struggle between Peter Parker and the responsibilities of Spider-Man, but Peter Parker finds that his greatest battle is about to begin. Peter must confront a foe far more powerful than he, and with the return of old friend Harry Osborn, Peter comes to realize that all of his enemies have one thing in common: Oscorp.
DVD 10598
Amazing Spider-Man (Motion picture)
Peter Parker finds a clue that might help him understand why his parents disappeared when he was young. His path puts him on a collision course with Dr. Curt Connors, his father's former partner.
DVD 10495
Amazing spider-man two
Spider-Man's conflict has been within himself: the struggle between Peter Parker and the responsibilities of Spider-Man. But Peter Parker, finds that his greatest battle is about to begin. It's great to be Spider-Man, but being Spider-Man comes at a price: only Spider-Man can protect his fellow New Yorkers from the formidable villains that threaten the city. Peter must confront a foe far more powerful than he. Peter comes to realize that all of his enemies have one thing in common: Oscorp.
DVD 10488
Amazing spider-man two
Spider-Man's conflict has been within himself: the struggle between Peter Parker and the responsibilities of Spider-Man, but Peter Parker finds that his greatest battle is about to begin. Peter must confront a foe far more powerful than he, and with the return of old friend Harry Osborn, Peter comes to realize that all of his enemies have one thing in common: Oscorp.
DVD 10598
Amazing SpiderMan
Peter Parker finds a clue that might help him understand why his parents disappeared when he was young. His path puts him on a collision course with Dr. Curt Connors, his father's former partner.
DVD 10495
Amazing Spiderman 2
Spider-Man's conflict has been within himself: the struggle between Peter Parker and the responsibilities of Spider-Man, but Peter Parker finds that his greatest battle is about to begin. Peter must confront a foe far more powerful than he, and with the return of old friend Harry Osborn, Peter comes to realize that all of his enemies have one thing in common: Oscorp.
DVD 10598
Amazing spiderman two
Spider-Man's conflict has been within himself: the struggle between Peter Parker and the responsibilities of Spider-Man. But Peter Parker, finds that his greatest battle is about to begin. It's great to be Spider-Man, but being Spider-Man comes at a price: only Spider-Man can protect his fellow New Yorkers from the formidable villains that threaten the city. Peter must confront a foe far more powerful than he. Peter comes to realize that all of his enemies have one thing in common: Oscorp.
DVD 10488
Amazing spiderman two
Spider-Man's conflict has been within himself: the struggle between Peter Parker and the responsibilities of Spider-Man, but Peter Parker finds that his greatest battle is about to begin. Peter must confront a foe far more powerful than he, and with the return of old friend Harry Osborn, Peter comes to realize that all of his enemies have one thing in common: Oscorp.
DVD 10598
Amazing true odyssey of the Paskowitz family
A look at the life of legendary Malibu surfer Dorian 'Doc' Paskowitz, a successful doctor who dropped out of normal society in the '60s and raised nine kids in a motor home, where he home-schooled them about life, love, sex, and surfing.
DVD 5786
Ambassade
Sixième face du Pentagone is a documentary covering the October 21, 1967 Vietnam War protest at the Pentagon. L'ambassade is a vignette about political dissidents seeking refuge in a foreign embassy after a coup d'etat.
DVD 7910
Ambition.
Offbeat romance about a college student who seduces her professor. Also included are two shorts: "Theory of achievement" and "Ambition."
DVD 1671
Ambulance
"This classic film depicts the essence of the Holocaust in one single incident: the gassing of unsuspecting, innocent school children, using an ambulance to lead them to their death. The ambulance, symbol of good, is used for evil as the viewer enters the phantasmagoric world of evil and watches the reactions of the children, their teacher and the German executioners. Unencumbered by dialogue, the film uses only the visual to create a story of lasting impact." --Container.
DVD 11834
Ambulans
"This classic film depicts the essence of the Holocaust in one single incident: the gassing of unsuspecting, innocent school children, using an ambulance to lead them to their death. The ambulance, symbol of good, is used for evil as the viewer enters the phantasmagoric world of evil and watches the reactions of the children, their teacher and the German executioners. Unencumbered by dialogue, the film uses only the visual to create a story of lasting impact." --Container.
DVD 11834
Ameer got his gun
DVD 9803
Amélie
Amélie is a young woman who had a decidedly unusual childhood; misdiagnosed with an unusual heart condition, Amélie didn't attend school with other children, but spent most of her time in her room, where she developed a keen imagination and an active fantasy life. Despite all this, Amélie has grown into a healthy and beautiful young woman who works in a cafe and has a whimsical, romantic nature. She decides to step into the lives of others around her to help them out.
DVD 1466
Amen.
When a newly commissioned SS Lieutenant witnesses the chemical disinfectant he's helped perfect being used to systematically murder interred Jews, he knows he must act. The only sympathetic ear he finds is a young priest with ties to the Vatican. As the two unlikely allies fight to reveal the truth to the Church and world, they discover that a man of conscience can commit treason and a man of God can commit heresy in order to thwart genocide.
DVD 2520
America
Torn between his revolutionary political beliefs and his love for the daughter of a Virginia Tory, Nathan Holden struggles with his fellow patriots for independence. But at the crossroads of this path to freedom stands Captain Walter Butler. A murderous redcoat, Butler ravages the fledgling colonies with a band of barbaric Mohawks.
DVD 910
America, America
Elia Kazan's own words begin the saga of young Stavros, who leaves his war-torn homeland behind to begin a new life. With his family's meager fortune and his father's blessing, Stavros encounters both allies and adversaries on a dramatic trek. He ultimately achieves his dream through sheer determination and will, thereby earning his nickname : America America.--Container
DVD 8387
America, America
This film is a loose adaptation of the real-life story of Elia Kazan's uncle who grew up as part of the Greek minority in Turkey. He travels to Constantinople to escape persecution, but dreams of living in America.
DVD 10005
America and the Holocaust
A troubling picture of the U.S. during a time beset by anti-Semitism and a government that, due to complex social and political factors, delayed action and suppressed information and blocked efforts that could have saved hundreds of thousands of people.
DVD 10612
America and the Holocaust deceit and indifference /
A troubling picture of the U.S. during a time beset by anti-Semitism and a government that, due to complex social and political factors, delayed action and suppressed information and blocked efforts that could have saved hundreds of thousands of people.
DVD 10612
America at the racial crossroads, 1965 to 1985
Vols. 1-3 tell the story of America's civil rights years from 1954 to 1965; vols. 4-7 examine the new America from 1966 to 1985, from community power to the human alienation of urban poverty.
DVD 5909
America betrayed how government and big business bring ruin to America's infrastructure /
America's infrastructure was once our proudest achievement. Now its a most dangerous embarrassment. Bridges, dams, levees and highways are crumbling, toppling, being washed away, and putting us all at risk. Features interviews with journalists, noted scientists, whistleblowers who risked their lives to speak out, and politicians from both sides. Exposes the rampant collusion, corruption and cronyism within the government agencies whose very purpose is to protect us.
DVD 6677
America, from Hitler to M-X.
Uses interviews and archival footage to reveal the dangers of the nuclear weapons industry and the futility of nuclear war. Shows the support of Hitler's rise to power by U.S. corporations involved in Germany's armament, and continues expounding on the role of big business in the development of the atomic bomb, the cold war, and nuclear power.
DVD 7336
America, or, Love and Sacrifice
Torn between his revolutionary political beliefs and his love for the daughter of a Virginia Tory, Nathan Holden struggles with his fellow patriots for independence. But at the crossroads of this path to freedom stands Captain Walter Butler. A murderous redcoat, Butler ravages the fledgling colonies with a band of barbaric Mohawks.
DVD 910
America remembers the events of September 11 and America's response : CNN tribute /
Assembled from CNN Presents' two-part series of the same name, this video compiles CNN's coverage of 9/11 and the months that followed. Includes timeline of events on September 11; eyewitness accounts; and personal recollections by CNN's Larry King, Paula Zahn, Aaron Brown, Wolf Blitzer, and Judy Woodruff. Includes footage of the one-year anniversary memorials in New York, Washington, D.C., and Pennsylvania.
DVD 1039
America the beautiful
"Filmmaker Darryl Roberts goes on a two year journey to examine America's new obsession: physical perfection. In America the beautiful, we learn secrets, confessions, and strikingly harsh realities as Roberts unearths the origins and deadly risks of our nation's quest for physical perfection ... [and] see how these increasingly unattainable images contribute greatly to the rise in low self-esteem, body dismorphia, and eating disorders for young women and girls who also happen to be the beauty industry's largest consumers. Who actually benefits from this high-priced journey towards this ideal? Is corporate America's bottom line so important that it justifies a nation's psychosis? What are the true costs of our obsession with youth, beauty, and a slender physique? At the heart of America the beautiful is the story of Gerren Taylor, a teenager who went from being an innocent 12 year old girl to being one of America's next top supermodels. ... Her tumultuous quest acts as a mirror to the American psyche, and it becomes apparent how the same beauty that could jump-start her career could ultimately destroy her young life. ... Roberts dives deep into America's culture of fear, consumption, and idolatry for all things external; he seeks answers from celebrities, media, academia, as well as everyday Americans"--Synopsis.
DVD 7218
America through native eyes
"They were charismatic and forward thinking, imaginative and courageous, compassionate and resolute, and, at times, arrogant, vengeful and reckless. For hundreds of years, Native American leaders from Massasoit, Tecumseh, and Tenskwatawa, to Major Ridge, Geronimo, and Fools Crow valiantly resisted expulsion from their lands and fought the extinction of their culture. Sometimes, their strategies were militaristic, but more often they were diplomatic, spiritual, legal and political ... These five documentaries spanning almost four hundred years tell the story of pivotal moments in U.S. history from the Native American perspective, upending two-dimensional stereotypes of American Indians as simply ferocious warriors or peaceable lovers of the land" -- Container.
DVD 6626
America, whaling & the world
The history of the American whaling industry, from its 17th-century origins in drift and shore whaling off the coast of New England and Cape Cod, through the golden age of deep ocean whaling, and on to its demise in the decades following the American Civil War.
DVD 10304
American
American Christopher Newman is smart, educated and rich. He is a Civil War veteran and a self made tycoon who goes to Europe to see the 'treasures and entertain' himself. He meets Claire and after the fifth meeting he asks her to marry him.
DVD 10244
American beauty
An emotionally & spiritually comatose suburban man decides "to hell with it all" and reverts to living as he did when he was happiest--as a carefree teenager. His desperately uptight wife and sullen daughter can only look on as he quits his corporate job to become a burger flipper, starts getting high with a strange new neighbor (whose parents are even stranger) and lusts after a pouty blonde teenager--his daughter's best friend.
DVD 178
American ca$ino
A documentary chronicling the subprime-mortgage mess and subsequent financial collapse, from the points of view of Wall Street players and homeowners trapped by subprime loans.
DVD 7137
American casino
A documentary chronicling the subprime-mortgage mess and subsequent financial collapse, from the points of view of Wall Street players and homeowners trapped by subprime loans.
DVD 7137
American cinema
An epic analysis of the American motion picture industry that combines rare archival film, key scenes from immortal movies, interviews with leading filmmakers and commentary from noted film scholars and critics.
DVD 1543
American denial
"In 1938, Swedish researcher and Nobel Laureate Gunnar Myrdal plunges into America's Jim Crow South. His resulting study, An American dilemma (1944), poses a profoundly unsettling question: How can a people devoted to the American creed of equality, justice and opportunity for all continue to erect obstacles to those ends based on race? Through Myrdal's story and contemporary racial dynamics, the film explores how denial, cognitive dissonance, and implicit bias persist and shape all of our lives"--From container.
DVD 10921
American dream
In this Academy Award winner for best documentary in 1990, the true-life story of the 1985-1986 workers' strike against Geo. A. Hormel & Company in Austin, Minnesota, is documented from beginning to end. When Geo. A. Hormel & Company made $2 million in profits, then cut its workers' salaries by $2.00 an hour each, the workers had only one option: Go out on strike.
DVD 2624
American drug war The last white hope /
This documentary follows director Kevin Booth as he investigates the world of illegal drugs, from street-corner dealers to high level kingpins, from narcotics officers to powerful judges. Approaching his subject matter with a skeptical eye, Booth questions the effectiveness of the drug war, and the motives of those who continue to fuel it from all ends. Through research and investigation, Booth asserts that there might well be just as much greed, crime, and corruption on either side of the narcotics battle, as the drug war is steeped in issues of race and class.
DVD 6440
American experience.
From producer Mark Davis, is the story of two talented scientists, O.C. Marsh and Edward Cope, whose once professional rivalry soured into a bitter personal feud. Together, Marsh and Cope were responsible for identifying more than 142 different species and for introducing dinosaurs into the American imagination, but their legacy would be forever marred by two decades of ruthless infighting, espionage, and sabotage.
DVD 10840
American experience.
One of the most-recognized figures in American literary history: poet, patriot, and faithful advocate of democracy. But in his own time, critics denounced Walt Whitman as a "lunatic raving in pitiable delirium". This "American experience" production tells Whitman's life story, from his working class childhood in Long Island to his years as a newspaper reporter in Brooklyn when he struggled to support his impoverished family, then to his reckless pursuit of the attention and affection he craved for his work, to his death in 1892 at the age of 72.
DVD 11973
American Experience Films presents
The story of the integrated group of college students who decided in the spring of 1961 to ride a Greyhound bus from Washington, D.C. to New Orleans to bring attention to racial inequity in the United States. Recounts the hostile reception they received in the segregated South, the support they gradually achieved from civil rights leaders and organizations, and how their actions eventually forced the United States government to enforce the law regarding desegregation in interstate travel and public accommodations.
DVD 8838
American experience (Television program)
In the tradition of American Experience's acclaimed Presidents series, Clinton provides an intimate, honest, balanced look at the 42nd president's life, career, and legacy. The definitive biography tracks William Jefferson Clinton from his difficult childhood in Hope, Arkansas, through his meteoric rise in state politics, to the highs and lows of his tumultuous presidency.
DVD 8842
American experience (Television program).
The history of the American whaling industry, from its 17th-century origins in drift and shore whaling off the coast of New England and Cape Cod, through the golden age of deep ocean whaling, and on to its demise in the decades following the American Civil War.
DVD 10304
American experience (Television program)
From producer Mark Davis, is the story of two talented scientists, O.C. Marsh and Edward Cope, whose once professional rivalry soured into a bitter personal feud. Together, Marsh and Cope were responsible for identifying more than 142 different species and for introducing dinosaurs into the American imagination, but their legacy would be forever marred by two decades of ruthless infighting, espionage, and sabotage.
DVD 10840
American experience (Television program).
One of the most-recognized figures in American literary history: poet, patriot, and faithful advocate of democracy. But in his own time, critics denounced Walt Whitman as a "lunatic raving in pitiable delirium". This "American experience" production tells Whitman's life story, from his working class childhood in Long Island to his years as a newspaper reporter in Brooklyn when he struggled to support his impoverished family, then to his reckless pursuit of the attention and affection he craved for his work, to his death in 1892 at the age of 72.
DVD 11973
American family
This set contains all 22 episodes from season one of this critically acclaimed dramatic series as seen on PBS. "American Family" is the first broadcast TV drama series featuring an all Latino cast.
DVD 3624
American feud a history of conservatives and liberals /
DVD 6436
American Film Institute salute to John Huston
A salute from Lauren Bacall, Orson Welles, Michael Caine, Jack Nicholson and others to the director of "Key Largo", "The Maltese falcon", "Moulin Rouge", "The treasure of Sierra Madre" and others.
DVD 11204
American Film Institute's 100 years, 100 movies
A documentary on the 100 greatest American movies of the 20th century, as determined by leaders from across the American film community.
DVD 972
American film theatre.
Collection of five film adaptations of contemporary 20th century plays produced by the American Film Theatre from 1973-1975.
DVD 1631
American film theatre.
A collection of 5 film adaptations of 20th century plays produced by the American Film Theatre.
DVD 2850
American film theatre.
Collection of four film adaptations from a series of contemporary 20th century plays produced as the brainchild of producer Elly Landau, 1974 and 1975.
DVD 2851
American film treasures 4
Presents 26 films by 27 directors representing a variety of film types and styles, from abstract animation to documentary.
DVD 6479
American film treasures four
Presents 26 films by 27 directors representing a variety of film types and styles, from abstract animation to documentary.
DVD 6479
American film treasures IV avant garde, 1947-1986.
Presents 26 films by 27 directors representing a variety of film types and styles, from abstract animation to documentary.
DVD 6479
American folk-blues festival the British tours 1963-1966 /
Collection of performances in England by blues legends.
DVD 7361
American friend
Story about a Hamburg picture framer who is perfectly ordinary except that he is suffering from a rare and fatal blood disease. His peace and sanity are upset when he is offered money to assassinate a Mafia figure in Paris.
DVD 3646
American Friend
DVD
American gangster
Following the death of his employer and mentor, Bumpy Johnson, Frank Lucas establishes himself as the number one importer of heroin in Harlem. He does so by buying heroin directly from a source in South East Asia, and he comes up with a unique way of importing the drugs into the United States. As a result, his product is superior to what is currently available on the street and his prices are lower. His alliance with the New York Mafia ensures his position. Richie Roberts is a dedicated and honest policeman who heads up a joint narcotics task force with the Federal government and is determined to bring down Lucas' drug empire. Based on a true story.
DVD 5620
American graffiti
Four teenagers come of age in 1962 on the last summer night before they go off to college, jobs, or the army.
DVD 646
American gypsy a stranger in everybody's land /
America is home to one million Gypsies, or Rom, whose rich culture has long been mysterious to outsiders. Jimmy Marks a flamboyant Romani leader who lives in Spokane, Washington, invites the viewer into this closed world. He leads us through the history of his people through civil rights courts, Las Vegas casinos and beyond. DVD extras include PBS' POV interview with the director, trailers and a soundtrack sample for Gypsy caravan: when the road bends, and a trailer for Searching for the 4th nail.
DVD 11120
American heart
Jack Kelson has only 3 goals when he gets out of prison: get a room, get a job, and get to Alaska where the air is clean and a man can start fresh again. But he never stopped to consider that his 14 year old son has a dream too-- a dream of being with the only family he knows, his dad.
DVD 1787
American heart
Award winning documentary that follows three seriously ill refugees through the health care system of one Minnesota clinic. The film sheds light on the life and death challenges of the patients, the influence of their immigrant experiences on their health and outlook, their relationships with their families and health care providers, and their spirit and courage.
DVD 11472
American history X
Derek Vinyard, the charismatic leader of a group of young white supremacists, lands in prison for a brutal, hate-driven murder. Upon his release, ashamed of his past and pledging to reform, Derek realizes he must save his younger brother, Danny, from a similar fate. A groundbreaking controversial drama about the tragic consequences of racism in a family.
DVD 22
American horror story.
American Horror Story is TV's most original new drama, a deeply stylish psychosexual.The Harmon's fresh start in a new home deviously twists to reveal discoveries of love, sex and murderous revenge.
DVD 9080
American horror story,
Step inside a madhouse of horror and experience the chilling new incarnation of TV's most daringly provocative series. The sins of the past haunt the present at the notorious Briarcliff home for the criminally insane, ruled with an iron fist by Sister Jude. Forbidden desire and terrifying evil lurk around every corner, from alien abduction to demonic possession to a skin-wearing psychopath known as 'Bloody Face.'
DVD 10375
American horror story
The exceptional young witches at Miss Robichaux's Academy are under assault by forces of ignorance and hate. Caught in the turmoil is new arrival, Zoe, who harbors a terrifying secret of her own. Fiona, a Supreme Witch with unimaginable powers, is determined to protect the Coven, but her obsessive quest for immortality will lead her to cross paths with a formidable voodoo queen and a murderous slave owner cursed with eternal life.
DVD 10639
American horror story
Elsa Mars is the proprietor of a troupe of human "curiosities" on a desperate journey of survival in the sleepy hamlet of Jupiter, Florida, in 1952. Her menagerie of performers includes a two-headed, telepathic twin, a take-charge bearded lady, a vulnerable strongman, and his three-breasted wife. But strange emergence of an entity will savagely threaten the lives of the townsfolk and freaks alike.
DVD 11310
American horror story (Television program).
Step inside a madhouse of horror and experience the chilling new incarnation of TV's most daringly provocative series. The sins of the past haunt the present at the notorious Briarcliff home for the criminally insane, ruled with an iron fist by Sister Jude. Forbidden desire and terrifying evil lurk around every corner, from alien abduction to demonic possession to a skin-wearing psychopath known as 'Bloody Face.'
DVD 10375
American horror story (Television program).
Elsa Mars is the proprietor of a troupe of human "curiosities" on a desperate journey of survival in the sleepy hamlet of Jupiter, Florida, in 1952. Her menagerie of performers includes a two-headed, telepathic twin, a take-charge bearded lady, a vulnerable strongman, and his three-breasted wife. But strange emergence of an entity will savagely threaten the lives of the townsfolk and freaks alike.
DVD 11310
American hustle
A fictional film set in the alluring world of one of the most stunning scandals to rock our nation, American Hustle is the story of brilliant con man Irving Rosenfeld, who along with his equally cunning and seductive British partner Sydney Prosser, is forced to work for wild FBI agent Richie DiMaso. DiMaso pushes them into a world of Jersey powerbrokers and mafia that's as dangerous as it is enchanting. Carmine Polito is the passionate, volatile, New Jersey political operator caught between the cons and Feds. Irving's unpredictable wife Rosalyn could be the one to pull the thread that brings the entire world crashing down.
DVD 10323
American in Paris
The 1951 Oscar winner for "Best Picture, "An American in Paris" is about the romantic adventures of a carefree young artist in post-WW II Paris.
DVD 620
American Jewish culture wars
Between two worlds is a groundbreaking personal exploration of the community and family divisions that are redefining American Jewish identity and politics. The filmmakers' own families are battlegrounds over loyalty to Israel, interpretations of the Holocaust, intermarriage, and a secret communist past.
DVD 8455
American legends
Compilation of four animated short films profiling legendary figures in American history. John Henry goes up against a machine with his hammer to help build America's railroads; Casey Jones, the brave engineer delivers the U.S. mail in record-breaking time; Johnny Appleseed plants apple trees across America to benefit the early pioneers; Paul Bunyan, the giant lumberjack, clears the land for American settlers.
DVD 4113
American madness
During the height of the Great Depression a populist bank present is saved from financial ruin by his small depositors.
DVD 8043
American masters.
Examines Norman Rockwell, "the artist of the people," using archival footage and visual images from the Norman Rockwell Museum in Stockbridge, Massachusetts. Featuring interviews with historians, critics, family, friends and admirers, this production gives an in depth look at the artist, his art and the Americana he created with his brushstrokes.
DVD 1315
American masters.
Filmed on location at many places actually frequented by the real persons portrayed and featuring a script written from primary sources, this documentary tells the life story of American author Louisa May Alcott, chronicling her efforts to rescue her family from poverty and find wealth, fame, and happiness for herself. Includes animations and commentary from Alcott scholars, novelist Geraldine Brooks, and the "literary sleuths" who uncovered Alcott's lost thrillers.
DVD 8454
American me
Inspired by a true story, this is the story of a vicious Latino prison gang leader, doomed by his past to a life of harsh, unforgiving violence after his release from jail. He grows up in East Los Angeles, joins a street gang and is in prison while he is still of an age to be in high school. By the time he is back on the streets again, he is a skillful, educated criminal.
DVD 8503
American meat
This documentary chronicles the grassroots revolution in sustainable farming. "Directed by New York City filmmaker Graham Meriwether, the movie explains how America arrived at its current industrial meat system, and shows you the feedlots and confinement houses, not through hidden cameras but through the eyes of the farmers who live and work there. The film examines the debate over whether small-scale sustainable farming can ever produce enough food to feed America. The film also features both farmers who run confinement operations and raise their animals outside without the use of antibiotics. Meriwether and his team spent four years traveling across the country interviewing farmers, taking care to provide a balanced look at the economic and environmental issues facing them today."--Website.
DVD 9427
American movie
Documentary of the two-year effort by Mark Borchardt to finish his "no-budget horror film, Coven."
DVD 647
American orchestra's untold story
In the late 1940s, an orchestra in Louisville, Kentucky was about to go out of business. At that point, a new mayor stepped into office whose views about civic vitality were founded on the ideas of the Chinese sage Confucius. His vision of prosperity was focused on making the arts available to every citizen of the city. Music Makes a City tells the rousing, inspiring, nearly unbelievable story of an American city and its orchestra.
DVD 11493
American outrage
Documentary of the 35-year fight of Carrie Dann and Mary Dann against the U.S. government's attempts to take over traditional Shoshone land in Nevada, part of 60 million acres guaranteed to them in the 1863 Treaty of Ruby Valley.
DVD 6197
American pastime
Faced with a country that now doubted their loyalty following Pearl Harbor and struggling with their new situation, Japanese-American families turned to baseball as a way to handle their plight and find the strength to stand up for themselves.
DVD 4819
American pimp
Albert and Allen Hughes turn their documentary eye to the world of street pimps in this 1999 Sundance Film Festival Documentary Competition entry. The Black urban pimps interviewed reveal their world and their secrets in a film that is about power. We watch as they discuss their business, including percentages, lifestyles, stealing "ho's", and the Player's Ball. These men exude charm and charisma and boast rock star status in their communities. People are lured by the glamour and money, only to be used as commodities and tossed out once they have passed their prime. Also traces the history of the street pimp from the 20's to the present, with particular emphasis on the 70's pimp.
DVD 2972
American pluralism nurturing interfaith dialogue /
Surveys America's increasingly pluralistic spiritual landscape via The Pluralism Project at Harvard University; the Interfaith Center at the Presidio; Inter-Faith Ministries, in Wichita; and the United Religions Initiative, in San Francisco.
DVD 7493
American pop
The story of four generations whose lives revolve around the beat of American popular music. The story is told in animation with songs by The Doors, Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix, Pat Benatar and Lou Reed among others.
DVD 69
American president
Andrew Shepherd is a consummate politician and a man of integrity, who also happens to be a widower, ready to start dating again. He is swept off his feet by a lobbyist, Sydney Ellen Wade. His critics rant that it is immoral and his friends proclaim that it's romantic, but one thing is certain, all that stands between true love and re-election is the approval of the American public.
DVD 1852
American promise
"The American Promise journey began in 1999, when filmmakers Joe Brewster and Michèle Stephenson enrolled their son Idris in the Dalton School on the Upper East Side of Manhattan after the private institution boldly strengthened its commitment to cultivating a diverse student body. Michèle and Joe decided to turn the camera on themselves to film the experiences of 5-year-old Idris and his best friend and classmate Seun. The documentary captures the stories of Idris, Seun, and their families from the first day of kindergarten all the way to their 2012 high school graduation"--Container.
DVD 10988
American psycho
A young, handsome man with a Harvard education and success on Wall Street has terrible urges that take him in pursuit of women, greed, and murder.
DVD 5896
American refugees homelessness in four movements /
DVD 10170
American Revolution
"Liberty! is an exuberant documentary about the American Revolution and our fight for freedom. This critically acclaimed six-hour series chronicles the events leading up to the declaration of war, and the lasting effects these events had on shaping our country today."
DVD 838
American revolution 2 riots to revolution Chicago in 1968 /
The 1960s was defined by a common effort to fight against injustice. Mike Gray, a Chicago filmmaker, used his camera to document the politics of the streets from the riots in the social upheaval, to the rising of two prolific groups fighting prejudice.
DVD 7022
American revolutionary the evolution of Grace Lee Boggs /
"What does it mean to be an American revolutionary today? Grace Lee Boggs is a 98-year-old Chinese American writer, activist, and philosopher in Detroit. Rooted for more than 70 years in the African American movement, she has devoted her life to an evolving revolution that encompasses the contradictions of America's past and its potentially radical future. [This documentary presents] Boggs's lifetime of vital thinking and action, traversing the major U.S. social movements of the last century; from labor to civil rights, to Black Power, feminism, the Asian American and environmental justice movements and beyond."--Container.
DVD 9961
American rhapsody
In order to escape Communist Hungary, a family must leave behind their infant daughter. She is then temporarily raised by a peasant Hungarian couple. When the daughter is finally brought to America to be with her family, her relationship with her real family becomes strained. The girl is torn between two mothers and two homelands. Based on a true story. The girl returns to Hungary and take an unforgettable journey of self-discovery.
DVD 2134
American skyscraper and Louis Sullivan
Tall traces the experiments of the early skyscraper architects, especially Louis Sullivan, the Chicago architect who pioneered a new skyscraper form. Fierce rivals, led by Daniel Burnham, builder of the Flatiron Building, competed with him for favor, money, and power. The progressive designs of the 1880s and 90s once again reverted to historical styles, culminating in the 'Cathedral of Commerce', the gothic Woolworth Tower of 1912. Tall pits the struggle for artistic integrity against the demands of fashion and the client's bottom line.
DVD 4937
American Sniper
U.S. Navy SEAL Chris Kyle is sent to Iraq with only one mission: to protect his brothers-in-arms. His pinpoint accuracy saves countless lives on the battlefield. However, his reputation is also growing behind enemy lines, putting a price on his head and making him a prime target of insurgents. He is also facing a different kind of battle on the home front: striving to be a good husband and father from halfway around the world.
DVD 11350
American sniper (Motion picture)
U.S. Navy SEAL Chris Kyle is sent to Iraq with only one mission: to protect his brothers-in-arms. His pinpoint accuracy saves countless lives on the battlefield. However, his reputation is also growing behind enemy lines, putting a price on his head and making him a prime target of insurgents. He is also facing a different kind of battle on the home front: striving to be a good husband and father from halfway around the world.
DVD 11350
American soldier
Fassbinder's homage to American gangster movies. Ricky, a professional killer, is hired by 3 Munich policemen upon his return to Germany from America. He visits family, meets up with friends, and drops by old haunts, all the while carrying out his kills without hesitation of emotion. Upon completion of all his assignments, Ricky finds himself in a shoot-out with the cops who hired him.
DVD 4543
American splendor
Pekar is a frustrated file clerk working at the local V.A. Hospital. He is also a comic book fan who befriends the young illustrator Robert Crumb and is soon inspired to create comic books based on his own life. Along his bumpy journey he meets, marries and falls in love with Joyce, an admiring comic book seller.
DVD 2973
American tail
A Russian mouse lands in New York in the 1880s, only to be separated from his family. He must now learn to live on the streets and evade the mean cats.
DVD 6544
American teacher
"Chronicling the stories of five teachers in different areas of the country, American teacher reveals the frustrating realities of today's educators, the difficulty of attracting talented new teachers, and why so many of our best teachers feel forced to leave the profession altogether"--Container.
DVD 8625
American teen
A look at what the life of a high school senior is really like through the eyes of five very different teenagers living in Indiana. Features the Prom Queen, the Jock, the Rebel, the Geek, and the Heartthrob.
DVD 6463
American tongues
American tongues examines the attitudes Americans have about the way they talk.
DVD 8795
American tongues : a film about the way we talk
American tongues examines the attitudes Americans have about the way they talk.
DVD 8795
American town and "the Somali invasion"
Documentary about racisim in America, as seen in neo-Nazi outsiders barnstorming the town of Lewiston, Maine to exploit local hatred.
DVD 2550
American tragedy
This is the story the public never saw of the high profile attorneys of the O.J. Simpson murder trial. What started as a cohesive defense team ends up as a fractured and tarnished group of disagreeing attorneys. Interspersed with real footage of the media coverage.
DVD 784
American violet
A young, single mother of four (Beharie) is wrongly accused of selling drugs near a school and is offered a plea deal that would force her to admit to a crime she didn't commit. She challenges the laws of Texas when, instead of ruining her life with a conviction, she decides to sue the DA for racial discrimination in a case that changes her life as well as the laws of her state. Based on a true story.
DVD 7551
American werewolf in London
It's a rainy night on the Welsh moors. Two American students on a walking tour of Europe trudge on to the next town, when suddenly the air is pierced by an unearthly howl ... Three weeks later, one is dead and the other is in the hospital.
DVD 3756
American zombie
Story of two Los Angeles filmmakers who set out to document a group of high functioning zombies and their struggles to gain acceptance in human society.
DVD 6259
Americanization of Emily
A cynical American naval officer (Garner) is assigned a lovely young English widow (Andrews) as his driver in this comedy set in London during World War II. Despite their differences they fall in love, but his superiors seem to have nasty plans for him involving D-day!
DVD 3655
Americano as apple pie : the Latino experience in America
This program looks at the "Three houses of Latino culture" -Cuban, Puerto Rican, and Mexican-American - and their widespread influence from entertainment to politics and to economics.
DVD 6895
Americano as apple pie : the Latino experience in America
This program takes a detailed look at the fastest-growing minority in the U.S. and what it means to be Latino and American.
DVD 6896
Americans
Secrets can be deadly in this suspenseful thriller about undercover Russian spies in 1980s Washington D.C. Phillip and Elizabeth Jennings seem to be a typical suburban couple, but they're actually lethal KGB agents plotting to bring down America. As the Cold War escalates, Philip and Elizabeth must take extreme measures to continue their mission to keep their true identities hidden. But when an FBI agent movies in across the street, they become ensnared in a pulse-pounding game of cat and mouse.
DVD 10532
Americans
Technological advances have escalated Cold War tensions to an all-time high, and undercover KGB operatives Elizabeth and Philip Jennings face the growing threat of discovery. As their assignments grow more deadly, their family is in more danger, and their loyalties are tested like never before.
DVD 10755
Americans
Philip and Elizabeth find themselves at odds over their daughter's future now that the KGB is determined to recruit her. FBI agent Stan Beeman rededicates himself to uncovering the identities of the Russian spies.
DVD 11562
Americans in the aftermath
"Valarie Kaur was a 20-year-old college student when she set out across America in the aftermath of 9/11, camera in hand, to document hate violence against her community. From the still-shocked streets of Ground Zero to the desert towns of the American west, her epic journey confronts the forces unleashed in a time of national crisis--racism and religion, fear and forgiveness--until she finds the heart of America ... halfway around the world"--Container.
DVD 8627
Americans (Television program).
Secrets can be deadly in this suspenseful thriller about undercover Russian spies in 1980s Washington D.C. Phillip and Elizabeth Jennings seem to be a typical suburban couple, but they're actually lethal KGB agents plotting to bring down America. As the Cold War escalates, Philip and Elizabeth must take extreme measures to continue their mission to keep their true identities hidden. But when an FBI agent movies in across the street, they become ensnared in a pulse-pounding game of cat and mouse.
DVD 10532
America's ad icons
This program uses case studies of Tony the Tiger, Charlie the Tuna, the Energizer Bunny, Jack in the Box, Colonel Sanders, Kool-Aid Man, Mr. Peanut, Morris the Cat, and Mr. Clean to illustrate different approaches to creating memorable brand icons. Discusses the psychology behind their consumer and cultural appeal. Also includes commercial clips.
DVD 2782
America's atomic bomb tests
After World War II, American scientists and military officials conducted numerous atomic tests in the American Southwest; now this incredible documentary footage (intended for internal use and not declassified until 1997) comes to light in three essential DVDs.
DVD 4114
America's brutal prisons
Visits to correctional institutions in Texas, Florida and California, uncovering penal systems with deeply ingrained cultures of punishment, where prisoners are routinely abused, even tortured, by prison guards. The film features videos recorded by prison surveillance cameras and correction officers themselves, supplemented by interviews with former prisoners, a warden, a prison doctor, inmates' relatives, attorneys and former correction officers who have broken the code of silence.
DVD 4011
America's civil rights movement
Vols. 1-3 tell the story of America's civil rights years from 1954 to 1965; vols. 4-7 examine the new America from 1966 to 1985, from community power to the human alienation of urban poverty.
DVD 5909
America's civil rights years, 1954 to 1965
Vols. 1-3 tell the story of America's civil rights years from 1954 to 1965; vols. 4-7 examine the new America from 1966 to 1985, from community power to the human alienation of urban poverty.
DVD 5909
America's darkest day Pearl Harbor /
"Pearl Harbor : America's darkest day" (2001) goes through various points in question regarding the December 7th, 1941 attack, such as: why were American troops caught completely off-guard?, and did President Roosevelt know the attack was coming? Also, shows actual Japanese footage of the events leading up to the brutal attack. "December 7th" (1943) is Hollywood's reconstruction of the events at Pearl Harbor on the day of the Japanese attack. Historically, the film is accurate in every detail. "Kamikaze" (1961) documents through Allied and Japanese newsreel film, the war in the Pacific from the attack on Pearl Harbor to the dropping of the atomic bomb on Hiroshima. Includes more Japanese footage from their home front. "Kill That Zero" includes actual cockpit dogfight footage, Japanese footage of aviators in training and the Zero under construction.
DVD 1605
America's endangered species don't say goodbye /
"Photographers Susan Middleton and David Liittschwager journey through the U.S. to capture portraits of animals and plants 'on the brink of extinction, ' with hopes the pictures will remind Americans every species 'has a name, a million-year history, and a place in the world'"--TV guide, Jan. 24, 1998.
DVD 11226
America's heart and soul
Captures the freedom of spirit in America by looking at the lives of its people.
DVD 8552
America's heart & soul [the American dream, as lived by everyman] /
Captures the freedom of spirit in America by looking at the lives of its people.
DVD 8552
America's hottest all girl band
International Sweethearts of Rhythm "tells the story of the swinging, multiracial all-women jazz band of the 1940s"--Container ; Tiny and Ruby "is a rollicking portrait of two women who made a life together creating music"--Container ; Maxine Sullivan "is a long-overdue film portrait of the once famous, and now largely forgotten jazz vocalist Maxine Sullivan"--Container.
DVD 11518
America's lost landscape the tallgrass prairie /
The rich and complex story of one of the most astonishing alterations of nature in human history.
DVD 3996
America's war on terror
A talk given by Noam Chomsky at Harvard University, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Wednesday, February 6, 2002. He discusses the United States definition of terrorism and foreign policy in regard to nations and groups considered to be guilty of terrorism. There is also a question and answer session. Noam Chomsky's bibliography, biography and curriculum vitae are included.
DVD 1527
America's World War II in color
"This DVD brings America's wartime experience, on the battlefield and at home, vividly and intimately to life. The series combines original color film footage with compelling passages from diaries and letters written by people who were part of an unforgettable period of history."
DVD 2640
Amerikanische Freund
Story about a Hamburg picture framer who is perfectly ordinary except that he is suffering from a rare and fatal blood disease. His peace and sanity are upset when he is offered money to assassinate a Mafia figure in Paris.
DVD 3646
Amerikanische Soldat The American soldier /
Fassbinder's homage to American gangster movies. Ricky, a professional killer, is hired by 3 Munich policemen upon his return to Germany from America. He visits family, meets up with friends, and drops by old haunts, all the while carrying out his kills without hesitation of emotion. Upon completion of all his assignments, Ricky finds himself in a shoot-out with the cops who hired him.
DVD 4543
Ami de mon amie My girlfriend's boyfriend /
Set outside Paris, the film follows the lives and loves of two very different young women.
DVD 771
Amiche
The story of Rosette, a girl from a wealthy family, who attempts suicide. From the attempted suicide, she goes on to meet a group of women who she will become friends with--Clelia, Nene, and Navy. The film shows how various experiences in their lives bring about changes in their relationship. It describes the life experiences these friends have, from a suicide to the finding of a new love to a separation to a marriage.
DVD 2161
Amira & Sam
Amira has a run-in with the police, so Sam takes her under his wing. Despite their differences, Sam and Amira share a common bond as outsiders. The more time they spend together, the harder it is for them to combat their feelings for one another. Meanwhile, Sam becomes entangled in an investment scheme and Amira's trouble with the law escalates to the brink of deportation.
DVD 11042
Amish
Explores the insular religious community, whose intense faith and adherence to 400-year-old traditions have by turns captivated and baffled Americans for more than a century. The film examines the beliefs, lifestyle, and history of the Amish, as well as their complex relationship to mainstream American culture. Beautifully and lyrically photographed, The Amish is part history, part observational documentary that takes viewers into the world of the Amish.
DVD 8755
Amistad
Chronicles the 1839 revolt on board a slave ship bound for America. Much of the story involves the court-room drama about the slave who led the revolt.
DVD 34
Amityville horror
The Long Island colonial house on the river's edge seemed perfect, but their new house soon becomes a hellish nightmare.
DVD 9912
Amityville horror (Motion picture : 1979)
The Long Island colonial house on the river's edge seemed perfect, but their new house soon becomes a hellish nightmare.
DVD 9912
Ammo for the info-warrior
A collection of nine news videos created by Guerilla News Network (GNN), an independent news organization devoted to exposing young people to global news and information. The videos cover a range of stories, from the diamond trade in Sierra Leone to the public relations industry practices to spoken word poetry about the business of hip-hop.
DVD 2709
Ammunition for the information warrior
A collection of nine news videos created by Guerilla News Network (GNN), an independent news organization devoted to exposing young people to global news and information. The videos cover a range of stories, from the diamond trade in Sierra Leone to the public relations industry practices to spoken word poetry about the business of hip-hop.
DVD 2709
Among peasants : saviors in the night
Saviors in the night is the simple story of farmer Aschoff, his wife Maria, his daughter Anni and their friends and relatives and how they saved the lives of the Spiegel family.
DVD 7378
Among the righteous lost stories from the holocaust in Arab lands /
"Among the Righteous recounts Robert Satloff's eight-year effort to provide a hopeful response to the problems of Holocaust ignorance and denial in the Arab world by asking a question no one had ever before posed: Did any Arabs save any Jews during the Holocaust?"--http://www.pbs.org/newshour/among-the-righteous/about.html
DVD 7662
Amongst white clouds
American director Edward A. Burger documents his journey into the lives of China's forgotten Zen Buddhist hermit tradition. The Zhongnan Mountains have been home to recluses for some five thousand years; Burger's experiences demonstrate that the tradition continues to thrive. One of only a few foreigners to have lived and studied with these hidden sages, Burger reveals to us their tradition, their wisdom, and the hardship and joy of their everyday lives.
DVD 4978
Amore in città
Six short stories about love in Rome: a collection of six vignettes from top Italian filmmakers
DVD 11101
Amores perros Love's a bitch /
Three different people are catapulted into dramatic and unforseen circumstances in the wake of a terrible car crash: a young punk stumbles into the sinister underground world of dog fighting; an injured supermodel's designer pooch disappears into the apartment's floorboards; and an ex-radical turned hit man rescues a Rotweiler with a gunshot wound.
DVD 2126
Amos and Andy show
DVD 5997
Amos 'n Andy show.
DVD 5997
Amour de jeunesse Goodbye first love /
Fifteen-year-old Camille is a serious girl who has fallen in love with the cheerful Sullivan, an older boy who returns her feelings but wants to be free to explore the world. When he leaves her in order to travel, she is at first devastated, but in the following years she develops into a more fully formed woman with new interests and a new love and the possibility that she'll be less defenseless when Sullivan enters her life again.
DVD 9305
Amour de Swann Swann in love /
Set in Paris in the 1890s, Swann falls in love with a young courtesan, and soon finds himself tormented by his unrelenting sexual desire. Based on the novel by Marcel Proust.
DVD 2948
Amour en fuite
The further amorous adventures of Antoine Doinel. This fifth time out, the women from Doinel's past resurface to challenge his emotions.
DVD 724
Amour fou /
Forever under-appreciated and melancholy, Heinrich is a young poet in Romantic Era Berlin who determines his best way out of despair is to end it all, and he sets about finding a woman to join him in his predetermined departure. Recently diagnosed with a terminal illness, the well-off but unremarkable Henrietta, fascinated by Heinrich's controversial "The Marquise of O," finds his offer intriguing, if a bit strange.
DVD 11216
Amour fou (Motion picture : 2014)
Forever under-appreciated and melancholy, Heinrich is a young poet in Romantic Era Berlin who determines his best way out of despair is to end it all, and he sets about finding a woman to join him in his predetermined departure. Recently diagnosed with a terminal illness, the well-off but unremarkable Henrietta, fascinated by Heinrich's controversial "The Marquise of O," finds his offer intriguing, if a bit strange.
DVD 11216
Amour, l'après-midi Chloe in the afternoon /
A successful young executive living in the suburbs with his wife and baby finds himself attracted to, and then entangled with, another woman from his past.
DVD 766
Amour Love/
A touching tale of a loving couple whose unbreakable bonds of marriage are tested by life's greatest challenge.
DVD 9729
Amour (Motion picture : 2012)
A touching tale of a loving couple whose unbreakable bonds of marriage are tested by life's greatest challenge.
DVD 9729
Amours imaginaires Heartbeats /
Two friends compete for the affections of the same man. Marie is a woman living in Montreal who has frequently been let down in her relationships with men, while her close friend Francis is a gay man who hasn't been faring much better in his love life. When Marie meets Nicolas, a good-looking man who is new in town, she's immediately attracted to him and tries to use her feminine allure to win him over. However, Francis is equally drawn to Nicolas.
DVD 8126
Amreeka
Muna Farah, a Palestinian single mom, struggles to maintain her optimistic spirit in the daily grind of intimidating West Bank checkpoints, the constant nagging of a controlling mother, and the haunting shadows of a failed marriage. Everything changes one day when she receives a letter informing her that her family has been granted a U.S. green card.
DVD 7091
Amsal
While Korea is occupied by the Japanese Army in 1933, the resistance plans to kill the Japanese Commander. But their plan is threatened by a traitor within their group and also the enemies' forces are hunting them down.
DVD 11365
Amy
The incredible story of six-time Grammy winner Amy Winehouse - in her own words. Featuring extensive unseen archival footage and previously unheard tracks, this strikingly modern, moving, and vital film shines a light on our culture and the world we live in today.
DVD 11288
An enchanted journey back to the source
A travelogue about India, seen through the eyes of Marcel Poulin, a young seeker following the call of his soul to the East. He travels from to hotlands of southern India to the source of the Ganges River in the Himalayas. Along the way, he meets holy men and spiritual teachers and spends time at the Hindu festival Kumbha Mela.
DVD 7204
An intimate portrait of five ballerinas from the Kirov
Profiles five ballet dancers who are uniquely individual - tough, insightful, and exceptionally talented. Their onstage performance reveals no hint of the sweat, pain, and hard work endured in the rehearsal studio. From Swan Lake to Romeo and Juliet, from the backstage studio to performing on stages around the world. Captures the sublime beauty of ballet, in all its resplendent glory.
DVD 6628
An Zhu Ding A touch of sin /
Inspired by four shocking and true events, the film focuses on four characters who are driven to violent ends. An angry miner, enraged by widespread corruption, decides to take justice into his own hands. A rootless migrant discovers the infinite possibilities of owning a firearm. A young receptionist is pushed beyond her limits by an abusive client. A young factory worker goes from one discouraging job to the next, only to face increasingly degrading circumstances.
DVD 10409
Anaïs Nin observed
Presents the life and philosophy of Anaïs Nin, foremost exponent of the twentieth-century's greatest art form: the art of the person.
DVD 6991
Anaïs observed a portrait of a woman as artist /
Presents the life and philosophy of Anaïs Nin, foremost exponent of the twentieth-century's greatest art form: the art of the person.
DVD 6991
Analyze this
A spoof on the gangster roles that have been associated with De Niro's film career, this is the story of an anxiety-ridden Mafia boss who monopolizes the services of a family psychiatrist.
DVD 813
Anata kaimasu
Masaki Kobayashi's pitiless take on Japan's professional baseball industry is unlike any other sports film ever made. A condemnation of the inhumanity bred by a mercenary, bribery-fueled business, it follows the sharklike maneuvers of a scout dead set on signing a promising player to the team for the Toyo Flowers.
DVD 9648
Anatomy & physiology: the nervous system
Provides a basic introduction to the components of the nervous system appropriate for high school students, junior college and vocation schools. Includes descriptions of: neurons and neuroglia; the components of the central nervous system; the components of the peripheral nervous system; brain and spinal cord function; somatic and autonomic nervous system functions; the sympathetic and parasympathetic divisions of the autonomic nervous system.
DVD 5339
Anatomy of a book, the making of a Renaissance book /
DVD 7142
Anatomy of a disaster
Examination of the engineering, construction and design of the World Trade Center and the reasons for its collapse in the attack of September 11, 2001. Includes historical footage of construction and the attacks in 1993 and 2001, and computer simulations of the structure. Also includes commentary from architects, structural engineers, and the project manager, Guy Tozzoli.
DVD 1529
Anatomy of a murder
A courtoom drama of premeditated murder as a jealous army lieutenant pleads innocent to murdering the rapist of his beautiful wife.
DVD 1641
Ancestors in the Americas
Pt. 1 tells the story of how Asians--Filipino, Chinese, Asian Indian--first arrived in the Americas. Film crosses centuries and oceans from the 16th century Manila-Acapulco trade, to the Opium War, to the 19th century plantation coolie labor in South America and the Caribbean. Pt. 2 relates the history of Chinese immigrants in California.
DVD 9332
Anchoress
Enter the medieval world of Christine Carpenter, a 14th century visionary girl whose passions attract the village priest and an officer, the two most powerful men in the village. When the priest urges her to become an Anchoress (a walled-in recluse), she accepts; but when her awakening sexuality calls into question this lifelong arrangement, she challenges the priest's authority, and the order of society, its government, religion, and sexual relations are all thrown into turmoil.
DVD 9354
Anchorman the legend of Ron Burgundy /
It's the 70's and Ron Burgundy is the king of San Diego. He's the most popular news anchor in town. He and his all male news team rule the city with their sauve looks, minimal IQ's and unbelievably bad hair. In Ron's world, women don't belong in the newsroom. So when rising star reporter Veronica Corningstone fills in for Ron one night and the ratings soar, it becomes more than a battle ... it becomes war.
DVD 5688
Anchors aweigh
Two lovesick sailors on shore leave in Hollywood fall hard for the same beautiful singer. The race for Susie's heart leads them both into a series of comical and musical adventures.
DVD 648
Ancient and modern traditions
A guide to the understanding of Mexican art - both of the past and present - from its beginnings in the masterworks of the Aztecs and Mayans to the autobiographical surrealism of Frida Kahlo.
DVD 4899
Ancient civilizations
Combines historical interviews with glimpses of everyday life of 13 cultures. Scholars provide commentary on such topics as the role of women, religion, education, the military, and politics. Also includes readings from contemporary sources and 3-D architectural reconstructions.
DVD 2278
Ancient Greece
Beginning with Homer's account of the Trojan War, this program re-creates the Greek world to provide insight into the daily lives of Greek citizens.
DVD 6309
Ancient refuge in the holy land unearthing a rebel hideout /
Nearly 2000 years ago, a dark, inhospitable cave located in a canyon near the Dead Sea was a secret hideout for Jewish refugees fleeing for their lives from the oppressive rule of the Roman Empire. In 1960, archaeologists discovered dramatic letters.
DVD 3577
Ancient spirit returns
"Reexamines the relationship between humans and wolves ... Over centuries Europeans' hatred of wolves grew as farms and livestock grazing lands replaced forests, squeezing the wolf's natural habitat. When Europeans came to the Americas, they brought their legends, myths, and fear of wolves with them. But the attitudes of the native peoples of North America toward wolves was vastly different ... Which view of the wolf is true? Are they bloodthirsty or benevolent? What is their role in the ecosystem? ... What is a proper relationship between humans and this ... predator species?"--Publisher information.
DVD 3323
And everything is going fine
After the death in 2004 of American theater actor and monologist Spalding Gray, director Steven Soderbergh (Traffic) pieced together a narrative of Gray's life to create the documentary AND EVERYTHING IS GOING FINE. Brilliantly and sensitively assembled entirely from footage of Gray, taken from interviews and one-man shows from throughout his career, it is a rich, full portrait, and autobiography of sorts, of a figure who was never less than candid but retained an air of mystery.
DVD 9031
--And give my love to the swallows
Tells the true story of Maruska Kuderikova, a courageous, young Moravian girl who was part of the Czech Resistance during World War II. Maruska was arrested by the Nazis for her resistance work, an experience she chronicled in a makeshift diary.
DVD 4189
And God created woman
Juliette is an 18 year-old orphan whose unbridled appetite for pleasure shakes up all of St. Tropez. Her sweet but naïve husband Michel endures beatings, insults and mambo in his attempts to tame her wild ways.
DVD 650
"... And justice for all"
A young lawyer battles not only one-on-one injustice in the courts, but the whole system as well.
DVD 2016
And now for something completely different
Monty Python's first feature film, in which they perform many of their comedy skits from the television program: Monty Python's Flying Circus.
DVD 1972
And the pursuit of happiness
"In 1986, Louis Malle (himself a transplant to the United States) set out to investigate the ever widening range of immigrant experience in America. Interviewing a variety of newcomers in middle- and working-class communities from coast to coast, Malle paints a generous, humane portrait of their individual struggles in an increasingly polyglot nation"--Container.
DVD 8892
And the ship sails on
In 1914, a colorful melange of celebrities embark on a funeral voyage for a dead opera star. An allegorical film blending spectacle, humour, poignance and grotesquerie.
DVD 779
And the winner is-- Et le gagnant est--
Four of the National Film Board of Canada's most recent Academy Award-winning and nominated films, plus three bonus shorts.
DVD 8111
And then there were none
Ten people, strangers to each other, are invited to a lavish estate on an island. The tension mounts as, one by one, they are murdered.
DVD 1624
Andalousian [sic] epic
"This program addresses the expansion of the Arab empire into Spain, where Muslims ruled with tolerance for more than seven centuries. The introduction and consolidation of Islamic power in Spain, the creation of the Umayyad emirate by the sole survivor of the Umayyad dynasty, the rise of Cordoba as a cultural rival of Abbasid Baghdad, and the gradual ebb of Arab rule on the Iberian Peninsula are all discussed. Special attention is given to the prosperous reign of Abdel Rahman III and the flowering of a Muslim culture that respectfully welcomed the contributions of Christians and Jews alike."--Container.
DVD 2864
Andalusian epic
"This program addresses the expansion of the Arab empire into Spain, where Muslims ruled with tolerance for more than seven centuries. The introduction and consolidation of Islamic power in Spain, the creation of the Umayyad emirate by the sole survivor of the Umayyad dynasty, the rise of Cordoba as a cultural rival of Abbasid Baghdad, and the gradual ebb of Arab rule on the Iberian Peninsula are all discussed. Special attention is given to the prosperous reign of Abdel Rahman III and the flowering of a Muslim culture that respectfully welcomed the contributions of Christians and Jews alike."--Container.
DVD 2864
Anders als die Andern
A gay concert pianist[, Paul Körner, is] blackmailed by a closeted low-life named Bollek. When Körner's budding romance with a handsome young music student runs afoul of Bollek̕s extortion, Körner goes to the German courts for protection. But the draconian Paragraph 175 makes criminals out of both accuser and accused, and the love Körner has found may cost him his career, his freedom or his life.--container.
DVD 12004
Anderson tapes
Newly released from prison, an ex-con assembles his professional pals and plans a multi-million dollar robbery of an entire luxury apartment house. He is unaware that a hoard of lawmen are recording their activities.
DVD 5971
Andersonville trial
Explores the moral dilemma of responsibility for the prison camp in Andersonville, Ga., where 14,000 Union soldiers lost their lives during the Civil War.
DVD 2477
Andes crash survivors in their own words
On October 13, 1972, a young rugby team from Montevideo, Uruguay, boarded a plane for a match in Chile, then vanished into thin air. Sixteen of the 45 passenger resurfaced, 72 days after their plane crashed. Thirty-five years later, the survivors returned to tell their story in their own words.
DVD 8259
André Kertész
Profile of André Kertész, the "father of 35mm photography," 80 years old and living in New York. He talks about his life and career and describes the genesis of some of his best known works. Several scenes show him at work in the streets of New York. Illustrated with many photographs.
DVD 4666
Andrei Droznin's physical actor training a Russian masterclass with Natalia Fedorova /
"The film shows a small selection of the many exercises in Droznin's repertroire. It was shot over a week at the University of Kent in June 2009 with student actors, led by Natalia Fedorova. It is followed by an interview with Droznin accompanied by photographs of his workshop from a symposium on actor movement at the Royal Shakespeare Company." -- DVD chapter menu.
DVD 8910
Andrei Rublev
Story of the famed 15th century icon painter who survives the cruelties of medieval Russia and creates works of art.
DVD 911
Andreĭ Rubli︠o︡v strasti po Andrei︠u︡ / Mosfilʹm, Tvorcheskoe obʹedinenie pisateleĭ i kinorabotnikov ; rezhissi︠o︡r-postanovshchik,
Story of the famed 15th century icon painter who survives the cruelties of medieval Russia and creates works of art.
DVD 911
Andrei Tarkovsky
Using thematically representative scenes from Andrei Tarkovsky's films, Sokurov captures the great director's struggle between personal expression and state-supported suppression. Focuses on his abscence and what he left behind. Funeral footage.
DVD 5063
Andrei Tarkovsky's Andrei Rublev
Story of the famed 15th century icon painter who survives the cruelties of medieval Russia and creates works of art.
DVD 911
Andrei Tarkovsky's Solaris
Ground control has been receiving strange transmissions from the three remaining residents of the Solaris space station. When cosmonaut and psychologist Kris Kelvin is sent to investigate, he experiences the strange phenomena that afflict the Solaris crew, sending him on a voyage into the darkest recesses of his own consciousness.
DVD 1816
Androcles and the lion
A Christian slave pulls a thorn from a lion's paw and is spared from death in the Colosseum as a result of this kind act.
DVD 8904
Andy Goldsworthy working with time
Follows Andy Goldsworthy's bohemian free spirit all over the world as he demonstrates and opens up about his creative process. From his long-winding rock walls and icicle sculptures to his interlocking leaf chains and multi-colored pools of flowers. Goldsworthy's painstakingly intricate masterpieces are made entirely of materials found in Mother Nature - who threatens and often succeeds in destroying his art, sometime before it is even finished.
DVD 3259
Andy Warhol
"Shows Warhol performing for the media in interviews ranging over 25 years and examines his artistic achievements in a career which spanned painting, film, publishing, rock music, and television. It includes extracts from films such as Chelsea girls, Lonesome cowboys and Women in revolt, archive material, newsreel footage and contributions from many of his closest associates and superstars including Ondine, Viva, John Giorno and Brigid Berlin."--Container.
DVD 2000
Andy Warhol presents Blood for Dracvla
A shortage of Romanian virgins drives the vampire Count Dracula and his faithful servant Anton to Italy. There an aristocratic family is pleased to provide a bride from among their daughters. But the count chokes on their nonvirginal blood. The family handyman, Mario rapes the 14-year-old daughter, ostensibly to save her from the vampire. After the climactic carnage, this peasant commands the estate.
DVD 952
Angaakuiit : shaman stories
A documentary recounting Inuit memories and experiences of shamanism, and oral histories about the last shamans practicing in the region of Igloolik, Nunavut. Interviewees range from young people to elders and politicians, but they all share a belief that things happen, and that shamanism is still a living religion.
DVD 5956
Angakkuiit shaman stories /
A documentary recounting Inuit memories and experiences of shamanism, and oral histories about the last shamans practicing in the region of Igloolik, Nunavut. Interviewees range from young people to elders and politicians, but they all share a belief that things happen, and that shamanism is still a living religion.
DVD 5956
Angano... angano... : nouvelles de Madagascar Angano... angano... : tales from Madagascar /
Venerable, contemporary storytellers recount the founding myths of Malagasy culture: the creation of man and woman, the origin of rice cultivation, the reason for animal sacrifice. The tales flow into and out of stunning scene of Malagasy life which give birth to the stories and which they in turn explain.
DVD 8235
Angel and the badman
A wounded gunman avenging the death of his foster-father is nursed back to health by a young Quaker woman. She promises to marry him if he will give up his gun.
DVD 900
Angel at my table a trilogy /
The true-life story of Janet Frame, New Zealand's most distinguished author. The film follows Frame along her inspiring journey, from a poverty-stricken childhood to a misdiagnosis of schizophrenia and electroshock therapy to, finally, literary fame.
DVD 4162
Ángel exterminador Exterminating angel /
After a lavish dinner party in a stately mansion, the guests believe themselves unable to leave the premises. As the days pass, the elaborate facades of their social positions collapse and they are forced to live like animals. Finally discovering they are actually free to leave, they go to church to give thanks, where they are again trapped.
DVD 7207
Angel heart
A down on his luck detective travels from the tough streets of Brooklyn, to the hot jazz clubs of New Orleans, and finally to voodoo rituals in the swamps of Louisiana.
DVD 2822
Angel of Ahlem
"World War II veteran Vernon Tott, beset by cancer and a stroke, tries to find Holocaust survivors he photographed sixty years before. His journey takes him across the United States and Europe and changes his life and the lives of the people he discovers."--Container.
DVD 7797
Angela Davis and Tim Wise in conversation
"Angela Davis and Tim Wise, two of this country's leading racial and social justice scholar-activists joined moderator Rose Aguilar on stage for a rare, unscrioted and free range conversation on the state of contemporary global politics. They explore how our culture's uncritical embrace of pervasive individualism, the myth of meritocracy, and entrenched institutional inequality has led to racialized public policy, the privatization of education, health care and the environment, and the commodification of many of our basic needs, including water and food. Through bold discourse, witm and an optomism of the will, Angela and Tim call for new vocabularies - a different kind of fluency and a different quality of literacy. With a shared reverence for historical memory and today's activism, they invoke the power of a new language to restore clarity and to unify global communities."--Opening screen.
DVD 10153
Angela's ashes
Life in impoverished Depression-era Ireland holds little promise for young Frank McCourt, the oldest son in a tightly-knit family. Living by his wits, cheered by his irrepressible spirit, and sustained by his mother's fierce love, Frank embarks on an inspiring journey to overcome the poverty of his childhood and reach the land of his dreams: America.
DVD 1260
Angels in America
Set in 1985. Revolves around two very different men with AIDS, one fictional, one fictionalized. Roy Cohn, personifies all the hypocrisy, delusion and callousness of the official response to the plague. Nothing shakes Roy's lack of empathy: even on his death bed, he's fighting with his gay nurse and taunting the woman he helped put to death, Ethel Rosenberg. The other patient is Prior Walter, who is visited by an angel and deserted by his self-pitying lover, Louis. Louis moves on to a relationship with Joe Pitt, a Mormon lawyer whose closeted homosexuality drives his wife to delusions and brings his mother to New York.
DVD 3105
Angels in the dust
Presents the story of Marion Cloete, who left a life of privilege in Johannesburg, South Africa, to open an orphanage that has provided for more than 550 children orphaned by the HIV/AIDS epidemic.
DVD 6322
Angels in the outfield
The California Angels are a struggling baseball team praying to win a pennant. Their luck changes as their biggest fan, 11-year-old Roger, begins giving the coach tips from a real live angel. The team not only climbs back into the pennant race, but learns to believe in themselves.
DVD 8681
Angels of the night
Prostitution is the occupation of necessity for supporting impoverished millions residing in the slums of Manila. This program tracks the lives of three girl prostitutes, ages 11 to 13, over a five-year period, during which one becomes a pimp, another a drug addict, and the third vanishes, presumed dead. Efforts by family planning organizations such as UNICEF sponsored Reach Out and the Apelo Women's Health clinic are described, as well as the Roman Catholic point of view.
DVD 2888
Angels' share
Escaping a prison sentence by the skin of his teeth, the wayward and disillusioned Robbie is given one last chance to turn his life around. Together four friends discover that turning to drink might just change their lives--not cheap fortified wine, but the best malt whiskies in the world.
DVD 10557
Angels with dirty faces
Two childhood friends grow up and go their separate ways--one a criminal and the other a parish priest. Rocky Sullivan returns to his old neighborhood to find his lawless life style idolized by the young hoodlums there. Jerry Connelly, the parish priest sees his hard work turn unavailing because of Rocky's corruptive influence.
DVD 6400
Anger : a film in two parts
"La Rabbia employs documentary footage (from the 1950's) and accompanying commentary to attempt to answer the existential question, Why are our lives characterized by discontent, anguish, and fear? The film is in two completely separate parts, and the directors of these respective sections, left-wing Pier Paolo Pasolini and conservative Giovanni Guareschi, offer the viewer contrasting analyses of and prescriptions for modern society."--www.imdb.com.
DVD 9099
Anger management
After a small misunderstanding aboard an airplane escalates out of control, timid businessman Dave Buznik is ordered by the court to undergo anger management therapy at the hands of specialist Dr. Rydell. But when the doctor steps up his aggressive treatment by moving in, Dave goes from mild to wild as the unorthodox treatment wreaks havoc with his life.
DVD 10072
Anglaise et le duc
Beautiful aristocrat Grace Elliott enjoys her comfortable upper-middle class life and warm friendship with her former lover the Duke of Orleans, until the turbulent French Revolution of the 1790s frighteningly begins. Their friendship unravels as Grace risks her life taking in a fugitive against the Duke's wishes. Soon, Grace urges the Duke not to make a horrifying decision. But ultimately she's unable to prevent several bloody fates--including the possibility of her own.
DVD 2144
Angma rŭl poatta I saw the devil /
A psychotic serial killer murders the daughter of a retired police captain and fiance of a special agent. Obsessed with tracking the killer down, the agent realizes he might become a monster himself as he loses his sense of good vs. evil.
DVD 8563
Angma rŭl poatta (Motion picture).
A psychotic serial killer murders the daughter of a retired police captain and fiance of a special agent. Obsessed with tracking the killer down, the agent realizes he might become a monster himself as he loses his sense of good vs. evil.
DVD 8563
Angola 3 Black Panthers and the last slave plantation /
Tells the gripping story of Robert King Wilkerson, Herman Wallace and Albert Woodfox, men who endured solitary confinement longer then any known living prisoner in the United States. Explores their extraordinary struggle for justice while incarcerated.
DVD 8881
Angry eye with Jane Elliott /
Documentary on Jane Elliott's blue-eyed/brown-eyed exercise in discrimination involving college students forced to experience racist treatment minorites have received for years.
DVD 36
Angry monk reflections on Tibet /
Examines the life of Gendun Choepel, a Tibetan monk who left the monastery to become a fierce critic of Tibet's religious conservatism, cultural isolationism and reactionary government. This criticism led to his imprisonment for three years as a political subversive. Includes archival footage, readings from Choepel's works as well as interviews with Tibetan historians, a travel companion, a contemporary British diplomat and Choepel's widow.
DVD 4860
Angst essen Seele auf Ali, fear eats the soul /
Lonely widow Emmi Kurowski meets Arab worker Ali in a bar during a rainstorm. They fall in love--to their own surprise, and to the shock of family, colleagues, and drinking buddies. An emotional power that reflects the ethnic tensions within German society.
DVD 2221
Animal a film /
A woman waits for a man at a deserted railroad station somewhere in northern New England. It is the middle of winter. Snow is falling. The two drive to a remote farmhouse. Later two strange children appear at the window, and an old woman summons them away. Isolation, then alienation overcome the couple. The woman has a dream which comes true. She disappears. Nothing is explained. Only footprints remain in the snow that covers the supernatural landscape.
DVD 5166
Animal crackers
A comedy classic that loosely centers around a painting stolen during a house party held by a wealthy society woman. Introduces Groucho's most famous character, Captain Spaulding.
DVD 808
Animal factory
When first time felon Ron is sentenced to two years in a decaying prison, he is quickly introduced to a world where violence is the only way of life. After a prison riot, Earl, a veteran convict who has manipulated the system to his every advantage, takes Ron under his wing. Now Ron will soon discover that life in the Animal Factory is not about rehabilitation but about survival.
DVD 2966
Animal farm
This rendering of Orwell's classic is set in the beautiful Irish countryside and populated with a wide variety of barnyard animals. Chaos ensues when the animals take over the farm.
DVD 1646
Animal house
The members of Delta Tau Chi fraternity offend the straight-arrow and up-tight people on campus in a comedy film which irreverently mocks college traditions.
DVD 966
Animal kingdom
Seventeen year-old J is in the process of becoming initiated into a gang of armed robbers, known as the Cody brothers. J quickly comes to believe that he is a player in this world, but soon discovers that the entire situation is far larger and more menacing than he could ever imagine. Meanwhile, senior police officer Nathan Leckie recognizes that J's youth and inexperience may prove to be the key to finally conquering the Codys, and hopes to lure him into the fold after the death of a partner.
DVD 7952
Animal minds
Program 1: Scientists test and observe a variety of animals to attempt to discover what animals know. Program 2: Scientists observe animals in the wild and test animals physiological and chemical responses in the lab to attempt to discover whether animals experience emotions and consciousness.
DVD 10022
Animated century
Animated characters Professor Elderberry and Horace introduce clips from 160 animated films from 26 countries. They discuss the most significant animated films of the past 100 years.
DVD 4041
Animated Soviet propaganda : from the October Revolution to Perestroika /
From the 1920s to the 1980s, the Soviet regime ordered the production of dozens of animated propaganda films. Their target audience was the Soviet Union itself, and their goal was to win the hearts and minds of the Soviet people. Commentary by leading Soviet film scholars.
DVD 6100
Animation
A collection of 19 shorts by independent animator David Ehrlich, whose work is abstract, poetic and lyrical; often inspired by the cycles and transformations of nature.
DVD 5119
Animation before unification : 16 shorts from East Germany
"East Germany's DEFA Studio for Animation Film produced more than 800 films. Included here are sixteen of the best - an astonishing array of animation featuring a wide variety of styles and techniques, filled with social and political satire that would have never been allowed in live action films."--Container.
DVD 7459
Animation by David Ehrlich
A collection of 19 shorts by independent animator David Ehrlich, whose work is abstract, poetic and lyrical; often inspired by the cycles and transformations of nature.
DVD 5119
Animation favorites from the National Film Board of Canada
Leonard Maltin hosts a program comprised of his favorite animation from the National Film Board of Canada's vast library.
DVD 8137
Animation of Alexeieff
Showcases the experimental animations of Alexander Alexeieff and his wife and collaborator, Claire Parker. Includes: their most important films, essential documentaries about their work, and the pinscreen technique they invented. Features over 30 films, including short animations, stop-motion animated advertisements made for French television, and photographs of Alexeieff's still artwork.
DVD 7090
Anita
The story of a young woman with Down syndrome who lives a happy, routine life in Buenos Aires, being meticulously cared for by her mother Dora. One tragic morning in 1994, everything changes when Anita is left alone, confused and helpless after the nearby Argentine Israelite Mutual Association is bombed. As Anita wanders through the city, she learns not only to care for herself, but touches the lives of those around her, from an alcoholic to a family of Asian immigrants.
DVD 9346
Anita G.
A young German girl passes through the Berlin Wall to look for a better life in West Germany. Unfortunately her dreams elude her because she can't let go of the past. Includes two short films and a news clip from the Venice Film Festival in 1966.
DVD 7961
Anita speaking truth to power /
The story of Anita Hill, who has empowered millions to stand up for equality and justice.
DVD 10471
Ann Calvello story
The story of Ann Calvello's fifty plus years as the roller derby's premier bad girl.
DVD 3744
Anna and the King
English schoolteacher Anna Leonowens has traveled to Siam to educate the 58 children of King Mongkut. Each has preconceived ideas about the other's world. Amid the danger of political unrest, their respect for each other turns into something more.
DVD 1638
Anna Boleyn a historical drama in six acts /
Tragic drama of the second wife of England's Henry VIII, made in Berlin by Lubitsch before he moved to Hollywood to make comedies.
DVD 6771
Anna Boleyn (Motion picture).
Tragic drama of the second wife of England's Henry VIII, made in Berlin by Lubitsch before he moved to Hollywood to make comedies.
DVD 6771
Anna Christie
Gretta Garbo made her landmark transition to the new era, playing a former prostitiute whose past may ruin her chance for happiness.
DVD 4445
Anna Karenina
Story of passion and family conflict set in 19th century upper-class Russia in which the wife of an aristocrat falls in love with a dashing calvary officer.
DVD 965
Anna Karenina
Anna Karenina, dutiful wife and doting mother, knows contentment but not passion. That changes when she meets ardent Count Vronsky. For him, she throws away marriage, family, social position and finally her life.
DVD 4446
Anna Karenina
Set in late 19th century Russia high-society, the aristocrat Anna Karenina enters into a life-changing affair with the affluent Count Vronsky.
DVD 9466
Anna Karenina (Motion picture : 2012)
Set in late 19th century Russia high-society, the aristocrat Anna Karenina enters into a life-changing affair with the affluent Count Vronsky.
DVD 9466
Anna Wilding's Buddha wild the monk in a hut /
Buddha Wild provides an opportunity for a group of Thai and Sri Lankan monks, living around their temple in a country far from home, to talk about their commitment and way of life in a typically simple and modest Buddhist way.The film explores the tenets of Buddhism and the day-to-day lives of the monks. Director Anna Wilding gives the commentary with a well-judged mixture of seriousness and humor. Wilding gained access to areas of Buddhist temples that had never before been captured on film.
DVD 6932
Annabelle
John Form has found the perfect gift for his expectant wife, Mia. He gives her a beautiful, rare vintage doll in a pure white wedding dress. But Mia's delight with Annabelle doesn't last long. On one horrific night, their home is invaded by members of a satanic cult, who violently attack the couple. Spilled blood and terror are not all they leave behind.
DVD 10858
Anne Braden southern patriot /
Anne Braden: Southern Patriot is a first person documentary about the extraordinary life of this American civil rights leader. Braden was hailed by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in his 1963 letter from Birmingham Jail as a white southerner whose rejection of her segregationist upbringing was "eloquent and prophetic." Ostracized as a "red" in the 1950s, she fought for an inclusive movement community and mentored three generations of social justice advocates. Braden's story explores not only the dangers of racism and political repression but also the power of a woman's life spent in commitment to social justice.
DVD 9220
Anne Braden: Southern Patriot
DVD 9230
Anne of Green Gables
An elderly bachelor and his spinster sister adopt an orphan and are mistakenly sent a girl instead of a boy. The orphan, Anne, remains with the couple, moves from one mishap to another, succeeds academically, and finds love.
DVD 2839
Anne Sofie von Otter from the Théâtre musical de Paris, Châtelet /
DVD 3168
Année dernière à Marienbad Last year at Marienbad /
"A handsome stranger tries to convince a lovely young woman that they had a passionate affair a year ago "perhaps at Marienbad", but she claims not to remember him. He haunts her mind with images by mixing memory and fantasy, fear and desire."--Container.
DVD 732
Annie
The story of the comic strip character Little Orphan Annie, who is adopted by billionaire "Daddy" Warbucks.
DVD 2895
Annie Hall
Woody Allen's semiautobiographical portrait of his amorous, but ultimately mismatched, relationship with co-star Diane Keaton. Allen uses satire and comedy to portray this "nervous romance" for modern times.
DVD 1511
Annie Leibovitz life through a lens /
Not rated. An in-depth look at one of the most well-known photographers in the 21st century. From her childhood to her life at Rolling Stone and Vanity Fair, and her relationships throughout it all. Includes interviews with her subjects and Leibovitz herself.
DVD 6490
Annie Oakley.
A western series revolving around the famous Ohio frontierswoman known for her sharp-shooting skills.
DVD 3435
Annie Sprinkle's Herstory of porn reel to real /
Using film clips and narration, Annie Sprinkle presents a 25 year retrospective of her career as a pornographic film star.
DVD 7739
Anniversary of Sir William Walton
DVD 12017
Anniversary party
Novelist Joe and his actress wife Sally throw a party to celebrate the sixth anniversary of their turbulent marriage. At the party both guests and hosts start telling each other the truth-- something rarely heard in Hollywood.
DVD 8918
Ano em que meus pais saíram de férias The year my parents went on vacation /
Mauro is a 12-year-old boy, who is left to fend for himself when his parents 'go on vacation' during the Communist regime in 1970's Brazil. The culturally diverse community of São Paulo unites to watch Péle lead his country in winning the World Cup of soccer.
DVD 5904
Año perdido A lost year /
A coming of age story of two young women.
DVD 3857
Anoche soñé contigo Dreaming about you /
During their summer break, Toto and Quique dream their life away by biking around the neighborhood. They want to discover something new to them ... women. But Toto didn't count on the unexpected visit of his cousin, Azucena, with whom he would have an unforgetable experience ... his sexual initiation.
DVD 2444
Anomalisa
Michael Stone, husband, father and noted author, travels to Cincinnati to speak at a customer service conference. But once he₂s separated from the routine of his daily life, a chance encounter helps him to realize just what, and whom, he₂s been missing.
DVD 11632
Anomaly
"Anomaly provides a thought-provoking look at multiracial identity by combining personal narratives with the larger drama of mixed race in American culture. The characters use spoken word and music to tell captivating stories of navigating identity, family and community in a changing world"--Container.
DVD 9979
Anonyma : Eine Frau in Berlin A woman in Berlin /
Women become the victims of the Red Army invasion in Berlin in 1945. One of them, Anonyma, a educated woman, decides to look for an officer who can protect her. A complex symbiotic relationship develops between her and Russian officer Andrej that will force them to remain enemies until the bitter end.
DVD 7105
Anonymous
Was Shakespeare a fraud? Who really wrote about cloak-and-dagger political intrigue, illicit romances in the Royal Court, and the schemes of greedy nobles hungry for the power of the throne? Set against the backdrop of the succession of Queen Elizabeth I, and the Essex Rebellion against her, intrigue and suspense advance the theory that it was really Edward De Vere, Earl of Oxford, who penned Shakespeare's plays.
DVD 8832
Anonymously yours
An extraordinary documentary shot clandestinely in Burma, the film examines sex-trafficking in Southeast Asia through interviews with four young women. The brutal honesty of their stories exposes the commonplace bartering and selling of women and the cycles of poverty that enslave them. From the back rooms of teashops and restaurants to the lounges of five-star hotels, the Far East sex trade thrives on the routine merchandising of girls and women for the sexual pleasure of men from all cultures.
DVD 3309
Años barbaros
Dos jóvenes son sentenciados a prisión, luego de pintar un graffiti de contenido político. Ellos deciden escapar y viajan a través de España, haciéndose pasar por guías turísticos de dos chicas americanas. Two handsome young Spanish men escape the law by posing as tour guides for two American girls on a trip through Spain's countryside.
DVD 4544
Another earth
"On the night of the discovery of a duplicate planet in the solar system, an ambitious young student and an accomplished composer cross paths in a tragic accident"--www.imdb.com.
DVD 10844
Another life
Scandal leads to murder in this true story as a woman is falsely accused of killing her husband.
DVD 9323
Another side of peace
Another Side of Peace follows an Israeli man's efforts to reach reconciliation and to come to terms with the deaths of his sons. He works with his Palestinian partners to connect with other bereaved families in Israel and the Palestinian Territories. Provides a proocative and intimate look at the human side of the conflict, and the healing power of communication and reconciliation.
DVD 3972
Another woman
When a distinguished philosophy professor turns 50, she feels compelled to take emotional stock of her life. But the deeper she digs the more her life seems to unravel, until she realizes that her search for truth is a personal odyssey of self-examination, discovery and acceptance.
DVD 2250
Another year
A married couple who have managed to remain blissfully happy into their autumn years are surrounded over the course of the four seasons of one average year by friends, colleagues, and family who all seem to suffer some degree of unhappiness.
DVD 8153
Another year (Motion picture).
A married couple who have managed to remain blissfully happy into their autumn years are surrounded over the course of the four seasons of one average year by friends, colleagues, and family who all seem to suffer some degree of unhappiness.
DVD 8153
ANPO: art x war the art of resistance /
"...reveals the untold story of resistance to U.S. miliary bases in Japan through a collage of paintings, photographs and films by Japan's most respected artists. Their stories and their art depict the struggle against the U.S. Military presence, which provoked a national uprising in 1960 and still festers today."--Container.
DVD 8230
Ansikte mot Ansikte
A successful psychiatrist, despite her professional prowess, suffers from profound depression and mental illness. She finds herself teetering on the brink of a nervous breakdown, haunted by disturbing images and emotions from her past. Desperately in search of an escape from her doldrums, she has an affair with fellow doctor Tomas Jacobi. But her hysteria only worsens as she struggles to maintain her grasp on sanity and reality.
DVD 8289
Ant farm
In 1975, two artists barreled a car full speed into a pyramid of televisions for a spectacular performance art put on by the Ant Farm, a group of radical architects, video and performance artists and visionaries. Includes additional Ant Farm features produced between 1970 and 1976.
DVD 3117
Ant farm video
In 1975, two artists barreled a car full speed into a pyramid of televisions for a spectacular performance art put on by the Ant Farm, a group of radical architects, video and performance artists and visionaries. Includes additional Ant Farm features produced between 1970 and 1976.
DVD 3117
Antarctic edge 70 degrees south /
A thrilling journey to one of the world's most perilous environments. This follows a team of world-class scientists as they explore the West Antarctic Peninsula. In the wake of devastating events like Superstorm Sandy and Hurricane Katrina, oceanographer Oscar Schofield teams up with a group of researchers in a race to understand the climate change in the fastest warming place on earth.
DVD 11006
Anthology of surreal cinema.
Entŕacte: After a man is killed, his coffin takes on a life of it's own. After a long surrealistic chase, he climbs out of his coffin and makes everyone that was chasing his coffin disappear! -- container. La coquille et le clergyman: Obsessed with a general's wife, a clergyman has strange visions of death and lust, while struggling against his own eroticism. -- container. Ballet mecanique: An experimental film short from Cubist painter Fernand Léger containing a montage of images and rhythms that create a hallucinatory effect. Features the original soundtrack. -- container. Anemic cinema: An abstract and maybe nihilistic film short containing spiral forms merging into a rotating disc that's labeled with different messages. -- container.
DVD 3731
Anthony Cardoza's The beast of Yucca Flats.
When the H-Bomb explodes and the brain tissue of a noted scientist is destroyed by the shock waves, he becomes a crazed beast.
DVD 3295
Anthony Shaffer's The wicker man
When a young girl mysteriously disappears, Police Sergeant Howie travels to a remote Scottish island to investigate. But this pastoral community, led by the strange Lord Summerisle, is not what it seems as the devout Christian detective soon uncovers a secret society of wanton lust and pagan blasphemy. Can Howie now stop the cult's ultimate sacrifice before he himself comes face-to-face with the horror of the Wicker Man?
DVD 2478
Anthropoid
Based on the extraordinary true story of Operation Anthropoid, the code name for the secret Czechoslovakian mission to assassinate Nazi SS officer Reinhard Heydrich. Heydrich, the main architect behind the Final Solution to the Jewish question, was the Reich's third in command and the leader of Nazi forces in Czechoslovakia.
DVD 11896
Anti-Americans a hate/love relationship /
"Why does Europe hate us? It's a question that comes to mind for many Americans when they see polls proclaiming that one out of two Europeans sees America as playing a negative role in the world. A whimsical, yet serious look at the estrangement between Europeans and Americans, this documentary travels to Ireland, France, Poland and Great Britain to examine the thesis that each country responds to American culture and society in a unique way"--PBS website.
DVD 8794
Anti-entropy
Anti-entropy as it applies to art - think of it as a sort of explosion in reverse - results, ultimately, in the annihilation of creativity because each step toward the completion of a project rules out more and more of the random possibilities of what that project otherwise might have been. "The infinite becomes finite," says Kentridge in this lecture, as he seeks an answer to the question "Can we avoid the end of all potentiality?" A partial performance of his work The Refusal of Time offers signs of hope.
DVD 10973
Anti-Jewish policy and the liquidation of the Polish Intelligentsia in 1939 a dress rehersal for 'Operation Barbarossa'? /
Alexander Rossino explores the mentality of those who perpetrated crimes against civilians. He investigates Nazi racial-political policies and military action to show that Poland was Germany's dress rehearsal for the slaughter of Slavs and Jews.
DVD 7089
Anti-Semitism, the movie
Israeli director Yoav Shamir embarks on a provocative and at times irreverent quest to answer the question: What is anti-Semitism today? Does it remain a dangerous and immediate threat? Or is it a scare tactic used by right-wing Zionists to discredit their critics? Speaking with an array of people from across the political spectrum and traveling to places like Auschwitz and Brooklyn, Shamir discovers the realities of anti-Semitism today.
DVD 7597
Antichrist
In this graphic psychodrama, a grief-stricken man and woman retreat to a cabin deep in the woods after the accidental death of their infant son, only to find terror and violence at the hands of nature and, ultimately, each other. But this most confrontational work yet from one of contemporary cinema's most controversial artists is no mere provocation. It is a visually sublime, emotionally ravaging journey to the darkest corners of the possessed human mind.
DVD 4383
Antigone
The Greek tragedy of Sophocles in which King Creon orders Antigone's death for burying her slain brother against the King's desire.
DVD 9573
Antigone rites of passion /
An innovative dance/film interpretation of the classic Greek drama of the heroine who defied the state to bury her brother. The film examines the conflict between moral and political law.
DVD 4545
Antikythera mechanism astronomy and technology in ancient Greece /
The Antikythera Mechanism was found by chance, in a shipwreck, close to the small Greek island of Antikythera (between Crete and Peloponnese) in April 1900, by sponge divers. The shipwreck was dated between 86 and 67 B.C. (coins from Pergamon). The Mechanism has been dated, by epigraphologists, around the second half of the 2nd century B.C. (100-150 B.C.). About this time the great Greek astronomer Hipparchos (190-120 B.C.) lived in Rhodes. It was a portable (laptop-size), geared artifact which calculated and displayed, with high precision, the movement of the Sun and the Moon on the sky and the phase of the Moon for a given epoch. It could calculate the dates of the four-year cycle of the Olympiad and its associated Crown Panhellenic Games and could predict eclipses. It had one dial on the front and two on the back. Its 30 precisely cut gears were driven by a manifold, with which the user could set a pointer to any particular epoch (at the front dial). While doing so, several pointers were synchronously driven by the gears, to show the above mentioned celestial phenomena on three accurately marked annuli. It contained an extensive user's manual. The exact function of the gears has finally been decoded and a large portion of the manual has been read after 2000 years by a major new investigation, using state of the art equipment. Researchers have since learned that the device, named the Antikythera Mechanism, can calculate and display, with high precision, the movement of the Sun and the Moon and the phase of the Moon for a given epoch, among other astronomical calculations.
DVD 6070
Antiquaire The art dealer /
"A young woman is searching, today, in Paris, the collection of paintings stolen to her Jewish family during WWII."--IMDb
DVD 11225
Antoine & Colette
The mischief makers in Les mistons are five boys who spend a summer pursuing and harassing a young couple in love. Antoine et Colette is the second installment of the "Antoine Doinel" series, in which the young man at 18 falls in love with an older student who doesn't return his feeling.
DVD 914
Antonia Pantoja ¡Presente! /
"In this important documentary, Pantoja's compelling story is told through never-before-seen home movies, archival footage, and personal passionate testimony from Pantoja herself and some of her countless protégés, as well as her life partner. Highlighting major landmarks in Pantoja's biography and long, productive career, the film shows her profound commitment to transforming society, her pivotal role in the Puerto Rican community's fight to combat racism and discrimination, and her pioneering work in securing a bilingual voice in the US"--www.wmm.com.
DVD 7576
Antonia's line
A remarkable portrait of a family and a community, of mothers and daughters, and of one indomitable woman. Earthy, sexy, romantic, filled with laughter and warmth, it's a joyous celebration of simple pleasures and enduring passions.
DVD 45
Antony and Cleopatra
Shakespeare's drama of Mark Antony's obsessive passion for Queen Cleopatra, and how it leads to the tragic downfall of both.
DVD 2515
Antony and Cleopatra
A live performance of the tragedy "Antony and Cleopatra" by William Shakespeare. Set in Roman times, the play deals with Mark Antony's obsessive passion for Egypt's Queen Cleopatra, and how it leads to the tragic downfall of both.
DVD 11473
Antony and Cleopatra
"The steamy story of a midlife affair that shook the foundations of the ancient world comes to vivid life in the Stratford Festival production of Shakespeare's Antony and Cleopatra, starring Geraint Wyn Davies and Yanna McIntosh as the powerful rulers whose insatiable love leads to the greatest of tragedies." -- Cover.
DVD 11880
Antony and Cleopatra (Motion picture : 2014)
A live performance of the tragedy "Antony and Cleopatra" by William Shakespeare. Set in Roman times, the play deals with Mark Antony's obsessive passion for Egypt's Queen Cleopatra, and how it leads to the tragic downfall of both.
DVD 11473
Antz
Life is no picnic for Z, a small worker ant with some very big ideas, whose chances with the beautiful Princess Bala are literally one in a billion. When Z convinces his soldier ant buddy to switch places with him, his simple life takes a wild turn.
DVD 9278
Anvil! the story of Anvil.
At 14, Toronto school friends Steve 'Lips' Ludlow and Robb Reiner made a pact to rock together forever. Their band, Anvil, went on to become the 'demigods of Canadian metal,' releasing one of the heaviest albums in metal history, 1982's Metal on Metal.
DVD 6823
Anwar Al Sadat and the holy warriors
Egypt's President Sadat signed a peace treaty with Israel in 1977. Islamic fundamentalists, considering him a traitor, called for his death. Traces the events leading up to his assassination in 1981, revealing the final days of Sadat's mission for peace. Features interviews with his widow Jehan al-Sadat, former Israeli president Ezer Weizmann and U.S. president Jimmy Carter.
DVD 7894
Anwar al Sadat : death of a pharaoh
Egypt's President Sadat signed a peace treaty with Israel in 1977. Islamic fundamentalists, considering him a traitor, called for his death. Traces the events leading up to his assassination in 1981, revealing the final days of Sadat's mission for peace. Features interviews with his widow Jehan al-Sadat, former Israeli president Ezer Weizmann and U.S. president Jimmy Carter.
DVD 7894
Anxiety disorders
(Producer) Anxiety disorders, the most common mental illnesses in America, account for approximately one third of the nation's direct and indirect mental health costs each year. Drawing on the experiences of patients and the insights of medical professionals, this program examines panic disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and post-traumatic stress disorder. Medications, therapies, and imaging technologies that are leading the way to total recovery for people with anxiety disorders are spotlighted.
DVD 3664
Any given Sunday
Tony D'Amato, the embattled Sharks coach, faces a full-on blitz of team strife plus a new, marketing-savvy Sharks owner who's sure Tony is way behind times.
DVD 1608
Any human heart
Every life is ordinary and extraordinary. Logan Mountstuart's is a rich tapestry of both. Experience Logan at different points in his life in this provocative glimpse at one man's quest for glory and bliss. Any Human Heart is the story of a full life, lived with passion; expansive, rich, unsentimental, comic, and profoundly moving.
DVD 8226
Any number can win
DVD 829
Anything goes
While on a transatlantic voyage, two Broadway luminaries are on the lookout for a talented leading lady to star in their new show. Features an oceanful of tunes by Cole Porter, Jimmy Van Heusen, and Sammy Cahn.
DVD 2466
Anywhere but here
Adele is a flashy, flirtatious dreamer. Her daughter Ann is a quiet, no-nonsense realist. On the surface, they're like oil and water, but deep down, they are two of a kind.
DVD 2166
Anza de la realidad = the dance of reality
A mystical autobiography of Alejandro Jodorowsky's childhood that blends his personal history with metaphor, mythology, and poetry. It reflects his philosophy that reality is not objective, but rather a "dance" created by our own imaginations.
DVD 10875
Apa egy hit naplója = Father : diary of one week /
A "contemporary" Hungarian film about the years after World War II. A young man tries to discover the truth about his father.
DVD 3189
Apache
The story of Massai, the last of the fierce Apache warriors, and his single-handed, bloody war against the entire U.S. Army. The former pacifist learns "might makes right" from the oppressive soldiers, and seeks to defend the rights of his tribe after the 1886 humiliating surrender by their chief Geronimo.
DVD 2213
Aparājito The unvanquished /
Follows the life of the poor Bengali country boy, Apu and his encounter with the school system in Benares and later with the intellectual life at the university in Calcutta.
DVD 2723
Apartheid and the club of the West
Six documentary stories chronicling the history of the global anti-apartheid movement that took on both the South African government and its international supporters, who considered South Africa an ally in the Cold War.
DVD 6779
Apartment
An ambitious office clerk plans to get ahead by lending out his apartment to his boss, but falls in love with the boss's girlfriend.
DVD 2013
Aphasia
Aphasia is the heartfelt true story of actor Carl McIntyre, who, after suffering a massive stroke at age 44 and losing his ability to read, write, and talk, struggles against overwhelming odds to redefine his life.
DVD 9535
Apocalypse
After the re-emergence of the world's first mutant, world-destroyer Apocalypse, the X-Men must unite to defeat his extinction level plan.
DVD 11831
Apocalypse now
A United States Army officer/trained assassin is sent into the depths of a southeast Asian jungle to seek out a renegade colonel and terminate his command during the Vietnam War.
DVD 652
Apocalypse now redux
A United States Army officer/trained assassin is sent into the depths of a southeast Asian jungle to seek out a renegade colonel and terminate his command during the Vietnam War.
DVD 1045
Apocalypto
As the Mayan kingdom faces its decline, the rulers insist the key to prosperity is to build more temples and offer human sacrifices. Jaguar Paw is a young man who is captured for sacrifice, but flees to avoid his fate. He is taken on a perilous journey to a world that is ruled by fear and oppression, where a harrowing end awaits him. Through a twist of fate and spurred by the power of his love for his woman and his family he will make a desperate break to return home and to ultimately save his way of life.
DVD 5206
Apollo 13
A true story. Stranded 205,000 miles from Earth in a crippled spacecraft, astronauts Jim Lovell, Fred Haise, and Jack Swigert fight a desperate battle to survive. Meanwhile, at Mission Control, astronaut Ken Mattingly, flight director Gene Kranz and a heroic ground crew race against time, and the odds, to bring them home.
DVD 1645
Apollo thirteen
A true story. Stranded 205,000 miles from Earth in a crippled spacecraft, astronauts Jim Lovell, Fred Haise, and Jack Swigert fight a desperate battle to survive. Meanwhile, at Mission Control, astronaut Ken Mattingly, flight director Gene Kranz and a heroic ground crew race against time, and the odds, to bring them home.
DVD 1645
Apostle
Sonny is a gifted Southern preacher loved by his community. When Sonny loses control and commits a crime of passion, he is forced to run from the law. Hiding out in the small town of Bayou Boutte, Sonny adopts a new identity and sets out on a new mission--to find the road to redemption.
DVD 365
Appalachia
Shelby Lee Adams has been photographing the eastern Kentucky Appalachian mountain people for thirty years, and been both praised and derided for his portraits of impoverished Appalachian families. Accused of perpetuating stereotypes, Adams is said to exploit his subjects; this documentary explores the controversy. The director allows Adams, his critics and the subjects of his work to speak their minds.
DVD 4292
Appalachians
Episode 1 (55 min.). Examines the earliest settlers of the Appalachians, the Cherokee; the arrival in the 1700s of European settlers who brought their traditions and music with them; the regional role of whiskey distilling; the large evangelical tent meetings which brought together blacks and whites and fostered the development of regional white gospel influenced by African rhythms -- Episode 2 (55 min.). The Cherokees are cruelly relocated along the Trail of Tears; the Civil War splits famililes; modernization arrives as railroads make it possible to strip raw materials and timber from the mountains; mining companies change entire towns and ways of life; miners demands better working conditions and the region suffers from the violence of the great Coal Wars -- Episode 3 (62 min.). The phonograph and radio take mountain music to the outside world; Great Depression devastates the region; the New Deal provides new ways of making a living and brings wider access to electricity; strip mining and mountain-top removal change the landscape forever; people of Appalachia keep their traditional culture alive and vibrant.
DVD 6158
Appaloosa
1880s, the American West. Randall Bragg is a rich landowner who is wanted for murdering the town marshal. Lawman Virgil Cole and his deputy Everett Hitch are two friends who are hired to defend a lawless town from the murderous rancher. Their efforts become complicated and their friendship is tested when a young widow arrives in town.
DVD 6317
Appat Fresh bait /
A shocking true story of greed and murder. Getting rich quick is the idea; robbery, torture, and murder are the plan. Nathalie, Eric, and Bruno lure men with the promise of sex with Nathalie. Two men enter the apartment, never to be seen alive again.
DVD 6595
Apples, agriculture and the new American farmer
Filmmaker Guy Evans looks at the plight of apple farmers in his hometown of Wenatchee, Washington. Using his father Danny's business as an example, he describes how apple farming used to be, what it has become and what changes are needed for it to succeed in the future.
DVD 4681
Applications and issues
Part of a three-part series presented by David Cove, coauthor of A primer of genetics. Dr. Cove addresses the mechanics of DNA replication and the subject of genetic engineering. This episode surveys past and probable future applications of genetic engineering while presenting possible benefits and liabilities. The case is stated for genetically modified crops; microorganism-produced human insulin; engineered vaccines, which involve no disease-causing microbes; and the diagnosis and cure of gene-based diseases. The concept of risk assessment is also defined.
DVD 3302
Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz L'apprentissage de Duddy Kravitz /
A young Jewish man in 1948 Montreal is driven by an insatiable desire to be a "somebody."
DVD 8125
Apprentissage de Duddy Kravitz
A young Jewish man in 1948 Montreal is driven by an insatiable desire to be a "somebody."
DVD 8125
Approaches to conceptualizing God
Speaking primarily from the Christian point of view, this program explores the personal and therefore subjective nature of conceptualizing God, the broadening of religious discourse in the area of the more abstract aspects of numinous experience, and the perceived necessity of getting beyond both a fundamentalist reaction to the evolving theological discourse and a secular humanist dismissal of all religion in order to establish a sense of humankind's spiritual place in the 21st-century cosmos.
DVD 7498
Après l'amour Love after love /
Spanning a year in the life of Lola (Isabelle Huppert), a novelist famous for turning her life into fiction, we follow her loves and the loves of her loves. It is the story of how the 70's generation is dealing with the 90's and the contradiction, often comic, between what we expect of romance and need from love.
DVD 884
Après vous
A romantic comedy about a Good Samaritan, a hopeless romantic, and the beautiful woman that comes between them.
DVD 10312
April 29
Explores the embittering effect the Rodney King verdict and riot had on Korean American women shopkeepers who suffered more than half of the material losses in the conflict. Film underscores the shattering of the American dream while taking the media to task for playing up the "Korean-Black" aspect of the rioting.
DVD 4455
Apt pupil
A dark drama about a sixteen-year-old honor student who recognizes an old man living in his hometown as a hunted Nazi. Compelled to reveal the secrets of his death camp past to earn the boy's silence, the German fugitive derives a sinister scheme to implicate the teenager in a dangerous psychological game.
DVD 1647
Apur Sansar
Landmark Indian drama about a hopeful student, who marries to save a bride from disgrace. The crowning finish to the Apu Trilogy.
DVD 2725
Aquí y allá
"Aquí: Pedro returns home to a small mountain village in Guerrero, Mexico after years of working in the US. He finds his daughters older, and more distant than he imagined. His wife still has the same smile. Having saved some earnings from two trips to the US, he hopes to now finally make a better life with his family, and even to pursue his dreams on the side by starting a band: Copa Kings. He cherishes the everyday moments with his family. Allá: The villagers think this year's crop will be bountiful. There is also good work in a growing city an hour away. But the locals are wise to a life of insecurity, and their thoughts are often of family members or opportunities far away, north of the border. While working in the fields, Pedro meets and begins to mentor a teenager who dreams of the US. That place somehow always feels very present, practically knocking at the door." -- Film website.
DVD 10674
Aquí y allá (Motion picture : 2012)
"Aquí: Pedro returns home to a small mountain village in Guerrero, Mexico after years of working in the US. He finds his daughters older, and more distant than he imagined. His wife still has the same smile. Having saved some earnings from two trips to the US, he hopes to now finally make a better life with his family, and even to pursue his dreams on the side by starting a band: Copa Kings. He cherishes the everyday moments with his family. Allá: The villagers think this year's crop will be bountiful. There is also good work in a growing city an hour away. But the locals are wise to a life of insecurity, and their thoughts are often of family members or opportunities far away, north of the border. While working in the fields, Pedro meets and begins to mentor a teenager who dreams of the US. That place somehow always feels very present, practically knocking at the door." -- Film website.
DVD 10674
Arab aesthetics in 9th-century Spain
As life among the aristocracy in Damascus and Baghdad attained its zenith of refinement, another important cultural center was developing in Islamic Cordoba. This program focuses on the remarkable cultural contributions of Ziryab, a talented young musician who fled the East for Andalusia and became the era's preeminent arbiter of style and taste. After creating a popular new form of music, he went on to radically reshape Arab high society, inventing new fashions and hairstyles, introducing fine dining, and creating a thriving market for all manner of luxury goods.
DVD 2867
Arab diaries
Five-part documentary series about contemporary life across the Arab world, with a focus on women's stories. "Birth: The story of a Palestinian woman caught up in a cycle of pregnancies because of social pressure to produce a male child, and two other stories of babies, one in need, the other absent, in Syria and Iraq. Youth: Four young women striving for independence and empowerment in Algeria, Egypt, and Lebanon. Work: Explores the hopes and aspirations of Arab men and women as embodied in the dreams and realities of flying. Love and marriage: The stories of people confronting obstacles to their personal relationships and happiness in Algeria and Lebanon. Home, or Maids in my family: A Moroccan woman confronts her liberal bourgeois family and their servants about the relationship between them."--Container.
DVD 9188
Arab Labor the complete first season /
In Fall 2008, Link TV presented the U.S. broadcast premiere of the controversial hit Israeli comedy series Arab Labor (Avoda Aravit). Created by Sayed Kashua, a 32-year-old Israeli-born Palestinian journalist, Arab Labor (translated from the Hebrew "Avoda Aravit" which colloquially implies "shoddy or second-rate work") focuses on Amjad, a Palestinian journalist and Israeli citizen in search of his identity as he seeks high status in the society into which he was born but where his car is searched everyday when he drives from his neighborhood to his job at a newspaper in Jerusalem. Poking fun at the cultural divide, Kashua and his characters play on religious, cultural and political differences to daringly depict the mixed society that is Israel. This show marked a milestone on Israeli television as the first program to present Palestinian characters speaking Arabic on primetime. Arab Labor has generated great controversy between Arab and Israeli media and Link TV is premiering the program to the U.S. television audience in order to offer a fresh perspective on Israeli-Palestinian cultural friction while presenting an unbelievably entertaining show that has made an international splash.-- www.linktv.org/arablabor
DVD 7394
Arab women in North America talk about the hijab
Presents the history of Arab womanhood, from the days of early colonial missions to the post-Gulf War era. Informed, articulate Arab women living in North America describe the ideologies behind the veil and tear away the labels imposed by both East and West.
DVD 2789
Arabes entrent en scène.
"As the shadow of the Dark Ages fell across Europe, the scene for the advancement of Western civilization shifted to the Near East. This program charts the rise of the Arab empire from its roots in the long-standing rivalry between the Byzantines and the Sassanids. Nodes along that timeline include the dual role of Mecca as a place of worship and as a center for trade, the life of Muhammad and the birth of Islam, the rapid expansion of Arabia at the expense of Byzantium and the Sassanid kingdom, and the internecine struggle between Arab factions that led to the founding of the Umayyad dynasty"--Container.
DVD 2862
Arabs make their entrance.
"As the shadow of the Dark Ages fell across Europe, the scene for the advancement of Western civilization shifted to the Near East. This program charts the rise of the Arab empire from its roots in the long-standing rivalry between the Byzantines and the Sassanids. Nodes along that timeline include the dual role of Mecca as a place of worship and as a center for trade, the life of Muhammad and the birth of Islam, the rapid expansion of Arabia at the expense of Byzantium and the Sassanid kingdom, and the internecine struggle between Arab factions that led to the founding of the Umayyad dynasty"--Container.
DVD 2862
Arachnophobia
A doctor who is deathly afraid of spiders moves his family to a small town where the disgusting arachnids are attacking the townspeople. He must overcome his fear to save the community, but it may already be too late!
DVD 2247
Ararat
Edward, a veteran filmmaker of Armenian descent, is in Toronto shooting a film about the Siege of Van, which lead to the genocide of over a million Armenian people at the hands of Turkish troops. Raffi has been sent to Turkey to shoot background footage for the film. Raffi's mother Ani, an author and historian, is also involved in the project as a consultant. As Raffi attempts to re-enter Canada with cans of exposed film, he's detained by David, a suspicious customs official who has his own tenuous link to the film.
DVD 1788
Arbitrage
Robert Miller is a New York hedge-fund magnate who appears to have it all: money, power, a loving wife, and a devoted daughter working by his side. But behind the gilded walls of his mansion, Miller is running on borrowed time, trying to unload his crippled trading company before his frauds are revealed. A deadly error throws Miller's life into a tailspin, raising the suspicions of a detective and threatening the future of his financial empire.
DVD 9312
Archaeology: evidence of the past
This program examines the work of archaeologists at Mesa Verde, Colorado, as an example of how past civilizations can be reconstructed from their findings. It explains site reconnaissance, excavation, classification, dating, soil testing, and interpretation of materials unearthed. It explores techniques of archaeological reconnaissance, including personal observation, aerial photography, ground probes, and electromagnetic detection. The three principle things archaeologists look for are artifacts, features (items too large to be removed from the site: architectural structures, such as the cliff-houses at Mesa Verde or the tower at Hovenweep National Monument), and ecofacts (items and clues such as fossilized corn-cobs, created by nature rather than by people). Two different methods are used to classify artifacts and features: typology (how things look, how they were made, and how they were used) and seriation (a dating method based on geography and chronology, such as the difference in styles of the buildings of Chaco Canyon based on distances between them). Other concepts discussed include stratification, Carbon 14 and Potassium-Argon dating, dendrochronology, pit-houses, kivas, and the Anasazi.
DVD 8383
Archangel
A British historian, finished with a conference in Moscow on the newly opened Soviet archives, is preparing to leave Russia for good, but a surprise visit from a former Soviet officer suddenly changes his mind. The officer reveals a deadly secret, one which promises to uncover Russia's most closely guarded conspiracy.
DVD 8218
Archeology evidence of the past /
This program examines the work of archaeologists at Mesa Verde, Colorado, as an example of how past civilizations can be reconstructed from their findings. It explains site reconnaissance, excavation, classification, dating, soil testing, and interpretation of materials unearthed. It explores techniques of archaeological reconnaissance, including personal observation, aerial photography, ground probes, and electromagnetic detection. The three principle things archaeologists look for are artifacts, features (items too large to be removed from the site: architectural structures, such as the cliff-houses at Mesa Verde or the tower at Hovenweep National Monument), and ecofacts (items and clues such as fossilized corn-cobs, created by nature rather than by people). Two different methods are used to classify artifacts and features: typology (how things look, how they were made, and how they were used) and seriation (a dating method based on geography and chronology, such as the difference in styles of the buildings of Chaco Canyon based on distances between them). Other concepts discussed include stratification, Carbon 14 and Potassium-Argon dating, dendrochronology, pit-houses, kivas, and the Anasazi.
DVD 8383
Architect and the painter
The husband-and-wife team of Charles and Ray Eames is widely regarded as America's most important designers. Perhaps best remembered for their mid-century plywood and fiberglass furniture, the Eames Office also created a mind-bending variety of other products. But their personal lives and influence on significant events in American life has been less widely understood. Narrated by James Franco, this is the first film dedicated to these creative geniuses and their work.
DVD 8623
Architects at work
"This compilation of recent 'NewsHour' segments introduces viewers to Frank Gehry, Rem Koolhaas, Daniel Libeskind, Vincent Scully, and Elizabeth Plater-Zyberk, visionaries in the world of architecture" -- Container.
DVD 6213
Architecture of destruction
"In the 2008 edition of this stunning multimedia presentation, filmed professionally in a studio before a live audience, San Francisco Bay Area architect Richard Gage (AIA) provides the myth-shattering scientific forensic evidence of the explosive controlled demolition of all 3 WTC high-rise buildings on September 11, 2001" -- Container.
DVD 6709
Architecture of doom Architektur des Untergangs /
Covers the Nazi aesthetic in art, architecture and popular culture during the rise of the Third Reich. Features never-before-seen film footage of Adolph Hitler and the Nazi regime.
DVD 4259
Architectures 1 a collection /
"A series devoted to the most ambitious architectural creations of the 19th and 20th century, consisting of remarkable archive material, scale-models, and interviews with some of the greatest architects of our time"--Container. Includes Germany's Bauhaus, the Georges Pompidou Centre in Paris plus the work of Jean Nouvel, Otto Wagner, Walter Gropius and more.
DVD 3118
Architectures 2
"A series devoted to the most ambitious architectural creations of the 19th and 20th century, consisting of remarkable archive material, scale-models, and interviews with some of the greatest architects of our time"--Container.
DVD 3119
Architectures 3 a collection /
"A series devoted to the most ambitious architectural creations of the 19th and 20th century, consisting of remarkable archive material, scale-models, and interviews with some of the greatest architects of our time"--Container. This volume examines the extraordinary Jewish Museum of Berlin; Louis Sullivan's Auditorium Theatre in Chicago; a Dominican convent; Charles Garnier's Parisian Opera and more.
DVD 3120
Architectures one
"A series devoted to the most ambitious architectural creations of the 19th and 20th century, consisting of remarkable archive material, scale-models, and interviews with some of the greatest architects of our time"--Container. Includes Germany's Bauhaus, the Georges Pompidou Centre in Paris plus the work of Jean Nouvel, Otto Wagner, Walter Gropius and more.
DVD 3118
Architectures three
"A series devoted to the most ambitious architectural creations of the 19th and 20th century, consisting of remarkable archive material, scale-models, and interviews with some of the greatest architects of our time"--Container. This volume examines the extraordinary Jewish Museum of Berlin; Louis Sullivan's Auditorium Theatre in Chicago; a Dominican convent; Charles Garnier's Parisian Opera and more.
DVD 3120
Architectures two
"A series devoted to the most ambitious architectural creations of the 19th and 20th century, consisting of remarkable archive material, scale-models, and interviews with some of the greatest architects of our time"--Container.
DVD 3119
Architektur des untergangs
Covers the Nazi aesthetic in art, architecture and popular culture during the rise of the Third Reich. Features never-before-seen film footage of Adolph Hitler and the Nazi regime.
DVD 4259
Architekturen 1
"A series devoted to the most ambitious architectural creations of the 19th and 20th century, consisting of remarkable archive material, scale-models, and interviews with some of the greatest architects of our time"--Container. Includes Germany's Bauhaus, the Georges Pompidou Centre in Paris plus the work of Jean Nouvel, Otto Wagner, Walter Gropius and more.
DVD 3118
Architekturen 2
"A series devoted to the most ambitious architectural creations of the 19th and 20th century, consisting of remarkable archive material, scale-models, and interviews with some of the greatest architects of our time"--Container.
DVD 3119
Architekturen 3
"A series devoted to the most ambitious architectural creations of the 19th and 20th century, consisting of remarkable archive material, scale-models, and interviews with some of the greatest architects of our time"--Container. This volume examines the extraordinary Jewish Museum of Berlin; Louis Sullivan's Auditorium Theatre in Chicago; a Dominican convent; Charles Garnier's Parisian Opera and more.
DVD 3120
Archives of war
Series documents 20th century wars using film shot by British Pathé News, from the trenches of World War I, through the destruction of World War II, to the Cold War's atomic arsenals and the horrors of the Korean and Vietnam wars.
DVD 1373
Arctic mission
"The Arctic mission: a scientific and filmmaking expedition through the fragile but treacherous Arctic ice. This breathtakingly beautiful environment has become the first victim of global warming"--Container.
DVD 3957
Arctic passage
"Two extraordinary sagas in the quest for the Northwest Passage..."--Container.
DVD 4083
Arctic quest our search for truth : a film /
Discusses the threat to the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in the northeast corner of Alaska from a proposal to drill for petroleum there. Teenagers from the Youth Environmental Summit in Colorado decide to go to the refuge to see the animals and what impact the refuge and its potential loss would have on the Native American people there.
DVD 5419
Arctic tale
Filmed over the span of fifteen years, Arctic tale follows a polar bear cub and a walrus pup as they learn to survive in the wild and face increasing challenges posed by global warming.
DVD 6311
Are women better at getting out of poverty than men?
Rafea Anad is the second wife of a Jordanian Bedouin husband. She attends India's Barefoot College, an organization that takes uneducated, middle-aged women from poor communities and trains them to become solar engineers. But traditional family ties make it hard for some women, particularly Rafea, to pursue this opportunity. Her husband wants her home and threatens retribution unless she returns. This program follows Rafea as she overcomes difficulties to become a solar engineer, bringing sustainable energy to her village and inspiring other women to seek training, too.
DVD 10650
Arena
"Kidnapped and forced to kill, these female gladiators beat the Romans at their own game"--Container.
DVD 866
Argent de poche Small change /
Stories of children in a French village as they grow from children to adolescents to adulthood.
DVD 1517
Argent, Money
DVD 4163
Argentina hope in hard times /
This film follows the processions and protests, attends street-corner neighborhood assemblies, visits workers' cooperatives and urban gardens, and examines how Argentines are picking up the pieces of their devastated economy and creating new possibilities for the future. A spare narrative, informal interview settings, and candid street scenes allow the pervasive strength, humor, and resilience of the Argentine people to tell these tales.
DVD 3320
Argo
On November 4, 1979, Iranian militants storm the American embassy in Tehran and capture dozens of American hostages, sparking a 444-day ordeal. There's a little-known footnote to the crisis: six Americans escape and a mid-level CIA agent named Antonio Mendez devises an ingenious yet incredibly risky plan to rescue them.
DVD 9389
Aria
Ten of the world's best-known film makers were given a free hand to make real any vision.
DVD 1536
Ariel
A coal miner takes a road trip looking for a way out of financial despair and criminal trouble. He finds unexpected love instead.
DVD 7293
Arise
Captures the portraits and stories of extraordinary women around the world who are coming together to heal the injustices against the earth, weaves together poetry, music, art and stunning scenery to create a hopeful and collective story that inspires us to work for the earth.
DVD 10368
Aristide and the endless revolution
Jean-Bertrand Aristide, the former president of Haiti, was twice removed from office with the complicity of the international community. An investigation into the events that led to his most recent ouster, 'Aristide and the endless revolution' exposes the geopolitical intrigue, the economic alliances between the Haitian and U.S. elite, the armed criminals posing as freedom fighters and other factors that have consistently threatened this young democracy.
DVD 6970
Aristocats :
This enchanting tale begins in Paris, when a kind and eccentric millionairess wills her entire estate to her family - family of adorable high-society cats.
DVD 366
Aristocrats
Comedy veterans, Penn Jillette and Paul Provenza, use their insider status and invite over 100 of their closest friends to reminisce, analyze, deconstruct and deliver their own versions of the world's dirtiest joke. The joke is an old burlesque routine too extreme to be performed in public. It's called The Aristocrats.
DVD 4115
Arizona's battle over ethnic studies
"While 48 percent of Mexican-American students currently drop out of high school, Tucson (Ariz.) High [School's] Mexican American Studies Program has become a national model of educational success, with 93 percent of enrolled students graduating from high school. However, Arizona lawmakers [state school superintendents Tom Horne and John Huppenthal and Gov. Jan Brewer have] shut the program down because they believe the students are being indoctrinated with dangerous ideology and embracing destructive ethnic chauvinism"--Container.
DVD 9365
Ark
Young Katya lives in a small town where she dreams of finding her prince charming. She falls in love with a stern skipper and goes to Moscow to learn about his secret past. One night changes both their lives as they grow to understand each other.
DVD 3440
Arlington Road
Widowed when his FBI agent wife is killed by a right-wing group, college professor Michael Faraday becomes obsessed with the culture of thise groups--expecially when his new neighbors, the all-American Oliver and Cheryl Lang, start acting suspiciously.
DVD 4546
Armageddon
Due to a shuttle's unfortunate demise in outer space, NASA becomes aware of a doomsday asteroid that is on a collision course with Earth. It seems that the only way to knock it off course is to drill into its surface and detonate a nuclear weapon. But as NASA's under-funded yet resourceful team train the world's best drillers for the job, the social order of the world begins to break down as the information reaches the public and hysteria results.
DVD 653
Armée des ombres Army of shadows /
A civil engineer who is one of the French Resistance's chiefs is given away by a traitor and interned in a camp.
DVD 4799
Armée du crime Army of crime /
In Paris, 1941, Armenian poet Missak Manouchian leads a motley crew of foreign-born resistance fighters in clandestine battle against the Nazi occupation. An initially reluctant Manouchian and his team must resort to guerilla tactics and radical measures in the name of liberty. News of their daring attacks, including the assassination of an SS general, eventually reaches Berlin.
DVD 8638
Armenian genocide
"During World War I, over one million Armenians died at the hands of the Ottoman Turks. This one-hour documentary examines what happened and why, in what has been called one of the greatest untold stories of the twentieth century." -- cover
DVD 4785
Armstrong lie
In 2009 Alex Gibney was hired to make a film about Lance Armstrong's comeback to cycling. The project was shelved when the doping scandal erupted, and re-opened after Armstrong's confession.
DVD 10287
Army of crime
In Paris, 1941, Armenian poet Missak Manouchian leads a motley crew of foreign-born resistance fighters in clandestine battle against the Nazi occupation. An initially reluctant Manouchian and his team must resort to guerilla tactics and radical measures in the name of liberty. News of their daring attacks, including the assassination of an SS general, eventually reaches Berlin.
DVD 8638
Army of darkness
Back to do battle with the hideous "Deadites", Bruce Campbell reprises his role from the Evil Dead series. Demonic forces time-warp him into England's Dark Ages, where he romances a beauty and faces legions of undead beasts.
DVD 9252
Army of shadows
A civil engineer who is one of the French Resistance's chiefs is given away by a traitor and interned in a camp.
DVD 4799
Arna's children
Arna Mer Khamis spent her life campaigning for human rights. In the Jenin refugee camp, Arna opened a theater where she taught children to express themselves through art. When Arna died of cancer in 1995, the theater ultimately did not survive. Five years later her son, Juliano, returns to discover what happened to "Arna's children".
DVD 5012
Arno Peters radical map, remarkable man /
"A fascinating 30 minute documentary exploring the history of how the Peters Equal Area World Map came into being. Includes scenes from THE WEST WING TV show that featured the map as well as cartographic critiques that show the tension and conflict that the Peters map generated amongst the cartographic establishment"--- www.odtmaps.com
DVD 7853
Arnold Schoenberg my evolution /
Documentary about the life and works of one of the most influential musical figures of the 20th century. Includes audio portion of his "First Public Lecture : Arnold Schoenberg--my evolution", which he presented live on 29 Nov. 1949 in the Royce Auditorium at UCLA. Early film footage of the musician, composer, artist, and teacher is also shown.
DVD 6325
Around Cape Horn
Sailor & adventurer Irving Johnson narrates & is featured in this documentary of an ocean voyage down the south Atlantic & through Cape Horn in the Peking, one of the last of the commerical working sailing ships.
DVD 10187
Around the world with Orson Welles
Short films (ST. Germain Des Pres, Chelsea Pensioners, Madrid Bullfight, Pays Basque I and Pays Basque II) that provide a tour of Europe and a cinematic essay.
DVD 2757
Arpenteurs du monde
"During the 10th century, people routinely journeyed from one end of the huge Arab empire to the other--and even into non-Islamic lands far into the north and east. Who were these travelers, what did they seek? This program captures what it was like to be a pilgrim in a caravan bound for Mecca, an official carrying out the Caliph's orders, a scholar seeking knowledge, a merchant in search of new markets, and an explorer charting the seas. Some of the era's most memorable personalities--mathematician al-Khuwarizmi, the chronicler Abul Hasan Ali al Mas'udi, the cartographer al-Qasim Muhammad ibn Hawqal--are profiled"--Container.
DVD 2865
Arranged
Arranged: Ditmas Park, Brooklyn. A young Orthodox woman, Rochel Meshenberg, is about to begin her first year as a special education teacher at the local public school. She is also about to begin the process of finding a husband via the time-tested method of using a "shadchen," or matchmaker. As the school year gets underway, Rochel meets Nasira Khaldi, a Muslim woman of Syrian descent. Nasira is also a first-year teacher. The two young women - Rochel in long skirt and conservative blouse, Nasira in headscarf - stand out in this public school context. The principal is forever reminding them that although they are some of her smartest, most gifted teachers, they are also stunted by their outmoded customs, religions, and by their patriarchal worldviews. As the school year progresses, Rochel and Nasira realize they share much in common, not least of which is that they are both going through what the outside world calls "arranged marriages." They develop a friendship that transcends their insular Brooklyn communities and the religions that seem so at odds and, as their friendship deepens, they are exposed to each other's worlds. Das Flo€ (The raft): An animated film about two starving and exhausted castaways who are lost at sea. When a seagull drops a fish onto their raft, their friendship is put to the ultimate test. Produced by the Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg in 2004.
DVD 7084
Arranged marriages
Explores attitudes among educated Indian couples, asking them how they met and married their spouses. In India marriages are a family matter often arranged to improve the social standing of the family. This documentary makes a visit to a marriage bureau, where earnest parents look over the qualifications of potential mates for their children; education, caste, religion, profession and physical attribues all figure in the equation.
DVD 8328
Arrested development.
The eccentric Bluth clan lives a life of excess, funded by the family credit card and paid for by patriarch, George, whose fortune came from the tract home development business. Oldest son George, nicknamed Gob, is an "illusionist" of minor importance who has anger management issues. Youngest son, Buster, wastes his days taking obscure graduate school courses. Daughter Lindsay is a vain socialite. The only sane one is Lindsay's twin brother Michael, a widower, who has decided to wash his hands of the family. But when his father is jailed and the family's assets are frozen, Michael is forced to step up and aid his family in adjusting to new lives.
DVD 6624
Arrête-moi si tu peux
Based on the autobiography of a brilliant young master of deception and the FBI agent hot on his trail. Frank W. Abagnale, Jr. passed himself off as a pilot, a lawyer, and a doctor all before his 21st birthday.
DVD 9223
Arribes : everything else is noise
This documentary is a portrait of the lives of the inhabitants of Arribes, an isolated region of Spain, where self-sufficiency is a way of life. Producing 80-90% of what they eat and recycling everything, they show us a powerful, living example of a healthy and sustainable lifestyle and environment we can all learn from.
DVD 9539
Arrisalah
The dramatic story of Mohammed, the prophet who founded Islam.
DVD 9064
Arrival
DVD 1106
Arrow
Based on the true story of the Avro Arrow, this film tells of the passion, the betrayal and the players behind the building of the stunning fighter-interceptor jet.
DVD 5276
Arrows into infinity
"Arrows Into Infinity chronicles the arc of an improviser's still-unfolding life, moving through time with memories, archive footage and music, lots of music. Charles Lloyd's story is a special one, and it intersects with important moments in jazz history."--ECM Records website.
DVD 11593
Arsene Lupin and the Castle of Cagliostro
A thief steals a Count's fortune, and when he discovers a young princess is involved, he summons his friends to perform an impossible rescue.
DVD 1059
Arsenic and old lace
An easy going drama critic discovers that his kind and gentle Aunts Abby and Martha have a bizarre habit of poisoning gentlemen callers and burying them in the cellar.
DVD 1488
Art 21 art in the twenty-first century /
A unique television series presenting 37 diverse artists working in the United States today, taking viewers behind the scenes--and beyond the museum or gallery experience--into artists' studios, homes, and communities to provide an intimate view of their lives, work, creative processes, and sources of inspiration. Themes provide a connective thread between profiles of three to five artists per program. The artists, including painters, photographers, sculptors, performance, and video artists, demonstrate the breadth of artistic practice across the United States and reveal the depth of intergenerational and multicultural talent"--Container.
DVD 2857
Art & copy
"A powerful new film 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. Exploding forth from advertising's 'creative revolution' of the 1960s, these artists and writers all brought a surprisingly rebellious spirit to their work in a business more often associated with mediocrity or manipulation: George Lois, Mary Wells, Dan Wieden, Lee Clow, Hal Riney and 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. ... Visually interwoven with their stories, TV satellites are launched, billboards are erected, and the social and cultural impact of their ads are brought to light in this dynamic exploration of art, commerce, and human emotion"--Film Web site.
DVD 7276
Art and jazz in animation
Animated films featuring jazz musicians made by Faith & John Hubley.
DVD 1379
Art & jazz in animation The cosmic eye : the films of John & Faith Hubley /
Animated films featuring jazz musicians made by Faith & John Hubley.
DVD 1379
Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers live in France 1959 /
"At the time of this ... concert, Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers were introducing two new members: Wayne Shorter, whose sound and conception would forever change the sonic landscape of the band and Walter Davis Jr., who had as much drive on the piano as Blakey had on his drums. The band featured Lee Morgan on trumpet .... Seeing rather than just hearing Blakey's soaring dynamics and irresistible rhythms reveals just how powerfully he controlled the shape of the music and drove each soloist to new heights."--Container.
DVD 9022
Art Blakey's jazz messengers Tokyo 1961 + London 1965.
DVD 6795
Art de vivre
As life among the aristocracy in Damascus and Baghdad attained its zenith of refinement, another important cultural center was developing in Islamic Cordoba. This program focuses on the remarkable cultural contributions of Ziryab, a talented young musician who fled the East for Andalusia and became the era's preeminent arbiter of style and taste. After creating a popular new form of music, he went on to radically reshape Arab high society, inventing new fashions and hairstyles, introducing fine dining, and creating a thriving market for all manner of luxury goods.
DVD 2867
Art dealer
"A young woman is searching, today, in Paris, the collection of paintings stolen to her Jewish family during WWII."--IMDb
DVD 11225
Art du piano
Explores the worlds of the piano's greatest exponents through performance footage taken from film and television archives; includes commentary by Piotr Anderszewski, Daniel Barenboim, Schuyler Chapin, Cilin Davis, Gary Graffman, Evgeny Kissin, Zoltan Kocsis, Stephen Kovacevich, Paul Myers, Gennadi Rozhdestvensky, György Sandor & Tamás Vásáry.
DVD 5373
Art du réel : le cinéma documentaire
An exploration of the complex creative process that goes into making documentary films. Features interviews with 38 directors and 163 clips of scenes from classic films plus a bonus disc with over four hours of additional filmmaker interviews.
DVD 7059
Art Farmer Quartet with Jim Hall, Gerry Mulligan Quartet, Art Pepper Quartet
Features live American TV footage of important jazz musicians of the 20th century.
DVD 8514
Art Farmer Quartet with Jim Hall, Gerry Mulligan Quartet, Art Pepper Quartet
DVD 8513
Art from the ashes
In this program, artist, filmmaker, and dramatist William Kentridge demonstrates his remarkable filmmaking technique--stop-action animation using photos of charcoal drawings in which he has erased and redrawn scenes in different arrangements--as he works on Stereoscope. Footage from that piece as well as from History of the Main Complaint; Felix in Exile; Sobriety, Obesity & Growing Old; Mine; and Johannesburg, 2nd Greatest City After Paris powerfully illustrates his abiding concerns with the sociopolitical legacy of racial oppression and colonialism in South Africa. The film clips also reveal how his polemical "drawings for projection" evoke a nuanced sense of time's passage as each image builds upon the shadowy remnants of prior ones--Publisher description.
DVD 10966
Art House
"Narrated by author and critic Alastair Gordon, Art House is a journey into the private worlds created by a handful of America's most eminent artists and designers, from the romantic (Hudson River School painter Frederic Church's Olana) to the futuristic (urbanist Paolo Soleri's silt-casted structure Cosanti). Each of the homes and studios in Art House; Russel Wright's Manitoga and Henry Chapman Mercer's Fonthill are deeply imbued with the unique vision of its creator, and a physical embodiment of what it means to be an artist, to live an integrated life dedicated to art. For the most part the artists were not architects, and built over a lifetime (Henry Varnum Poor's Crow House, and maverick artist Raoul Hague) giving each place a sense of resonance and duration that most architecture doesn't posses. George Nakashima and Paolo Soleri, who did train as architects, gave precedence to a craft-based approach to building their houses."--Container. "Photographer Don Freeman's poetic journey through 11 houses artists built for themselves."--IMDb
DVD 11136
Art in the age of Alfonso el Sabio
During the reign of Alfonso el Sabio ("Alfonso the learned") art and intellectual endeavor flourished in Spain. Jews, Christians, and the Moslems contributed to an intellectual renaissance in the areas of science, law, history, and literature. Alfonso's reign marked the end of the Romanesque style and the flourishing of French Gothic art. The Royal Chapel of the Mosque in Cordoba - one of the first Alphonsine projects in Andalusia - is used as an example of this change in art and architecture.
DVD 2815
Art in the twenty-first century
A unique television series presenting 37 diverse artists working in the United States today, taking viewers behind the scenes--and beyond the museum or gallery experience--into artists' studios, homes, and communities to provide an intimate view of their lives, work, creative processes, and sources of inspiration. Themes provide a connective thread between profiles of three to five artists per program. The artists, including painters, photographers, sculptors, performance, and video artists, demonstrate the breadth of artistic practice across the United States and reveal the depth of intergenerational and multicultural talent"--Container.
DVD 2857
Art is-- the permanent revolution prints and protest /
"The anger and outrage captured by graphic artists have defined revolutions through the centuries. Printmakers have depicted the human condition in all its glories and struggles so powerfully that perceptions, attitudes and politics have been dramatically influenced ... three contemporary artists and a master printer explore how social reality and protest are conveyed in art"--Container.
DVD 9682
Art of comedy.
A montage of short film clips from a number of Chaplin's films that illustrates his multifaceted brand of comedy.
DVD 135
Art of David Lynch
This film explores David Lynch's many creative endeavors, including his roles as a film director, musical composer, writer, photographer, and painter. Includes interviews with actors who have appeared in his films, collaborators, family, and friends.
DVD 626
Art of design
This episode delves into the discussion of what distinguishes art and design. One company that has mastered walking the fine line between art and design is Ammunition. In this episode, talk to their creative leaders as well as the executive in charge of Design at the MOMA in New York City.
DVD 10416
Art of failure: Chuck Connelly not for sale /
This is the unusual story of the rise and fall of Chuck Connelly, in the 1980s a major upcoming talent in the New York art scene along with Julian Schnabel and Jean-Michel Basquiat. Connelly ended up alienating every collector and gallery owner he worked with. This documentary follows the life of this painter who now sees his career fading. Driven by desperation, and left by his wife during the course of this film, Connelly hires an actor to pose as a young, upcoming artist to sell Chuck's work to galleries and art dealers. The film provides an intimate and often troubling character study of Connelly, a working-class guy from Pittsburgh who holds "traditional" beliefs that art is about personal expression and craftsmanship. Shot over six years, this dramatic and entertaining documentary explores a painter's passion for his work, despite being his own worst enemy.
DVD 7078
Art of flight
This feature length film tells the story of three people, a refugee from southern Sudan, a human rights activist from northern Sudan and an American journalist in self-imposed exile, all living in Cairo. For very different reasons, the trio has found themselves struggling to survive in Egypt. The film delves deep into questions about the nature of charity, the consequences of American empire and the price of silence. The director Davin Anders Hutchins travels guerrilla style through Sudan for the first 15 minutes of the movie to show the absolute hopelessness of the people. This lays out the field for the main focus of the commentary - the plight of the Sudanese refugees who have taken 'refuge' in Egypt looking for a better life and are now desperately looking for a way out of their miserable existence to a third country. The film summarizes the events leading up to the Dec. 2005 police massacre of Sudanese refugee protestors outside UNHCR's office in Cairo.
DVD 7942
Art of living
As life among the aristocracy in Damascus and Baghdad attained its zenith of refinement, another important cultural center was developing in Islamic Cordoba. This program focuses on the remarkable cultural contributions of Ziryab, a talented young musician who fled the East for Andalusia and became the era's preeminent arbiter of style and taste. After creating a popular new form of music, he went on to radically reshape Arab high society, inventing new fashions and hairstyles, introducing fine dining, and creating a thriving market for all manner of luxury goods.
DVD 2867
Art of living : Arab aesthetics in 9th-century Spain
As life among the aristocracy in Damascus and Baghdad attained its zenith of refinement, another important cultural center was developing in Islamic Cordoba. This program focuses on the remarkable cultural contributions of Ziryab, a talented young musician who fled the East for Andalusia and became the era's preeminent arbiter of style and taste. After creating a popular new form of music, he went on to radically reshape Arab high society, inventing new fashions and hairstyles, introducing fine dining, and creating a thriving market for all manner of luxury goods.
DVD 2867
Art of Mexico.
A guide to the understanding of Mexican art - both of the past and present - from its beginnings in the masterworks of the Aztecs and Mayans to the autobiographical surrealism of Frida Kahlo.
DVD 4899
Art of piano
Explores the worlds of the piano's greatest exponents through performance footage taken from film and television archives; includes commentary by Piotr Anderszewski, Daniel Barenboim, Schuyler Chapin, Cilin Davis, Gary Graffman, Evgeny Kissin, Zoltan Kocsis, Stephen Kovacevich, Paul Myers, Gennadi Rozhdestvensky, György Sandor & Tamás Vásáry.
DVD 5373
Art of rap
"The craft. The history. The power. All these elements of the hip-hop movement are discussed with director Ice-T and the legends he interviews: Afrika Bambaataa; Eminem; Nas; Mos Def; Kanye West; Chuck D; KRS-One; Snoop Dogg; Run-DMC; and Ice Cube, in this compelling and gritty feature-length documentary"--Container.
DVD 9435
Art of resistance
"...reveals the untold story of resistance to U.S. miliary bases in Japan through a collage of paintings, photographs and films by Japan's most respected artists. Their stories and their art depict the struggle against the U.S. Military presence, which provoked a national uprising in 1960 and still festers today."--Container.
DVD 8230
Art of rhyme
Documents freestyle or improvisational rapping as performed by some of the best past and present-day rappers.
DVD 7487
Art of Russia
"Episode 1. OUT OF THE FOREST: The series begins with a celebration of the great age of the icon, when Russia was at its most intense and inward looking. Travelling to the northern wastes, Andrew discovers the country's most moving icons, folk art, the antique Russia of the countryside, and Peter the Great's artistic revolution."--Container. "Episode 2. ROADS TO REVOLUTION: Andrew then travels into the city and relives the glory days of the Russian high baroque and assesses the influences of "the Wanderers" - an extraordinary group of artists comparable to the Impressionists."--Container. "Episode 3. SMASHING THE MOLD: The series concludes with a look at the tumultuous period of 20th century Russia, from the Revolution of 1917 where constructivism became the house style of the Communist Party, to the present day with the tension between the new Russian investment in art and the strict doctrine of the Putin years."--Container.
DVD 10803
Art of the piano L'art du piano = El arte del piano = Āto ofu piano /
Explores the worlds of the piano's greatest exponents through performance footage taken from film and television archives; includes commentary by Piotr Anderszewski, Daniel Barenboim, Schuyler Chapin, Cilin Davis, Gary Graffman, Evgeny Kissin, Zoltan Kocsis, Stephen Kovacevich, Paul Myers, Gennadi Rozhdestvensky, György Sandor & Tamás Vásáry.
DVD 5373
Art of the steal
It's been called the greatest theft of art since the Second World War. Reveals how a private collection of paintings became the envy of the Louvre, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and other major institutions, and the prize in a battle between one man's vision and the forces of commerce and politics. Founded in 1922 by wealthy American drug developer and art collector Albert C. Barnes, the Barnes Foundation became the finest collection of paintings by Renoir, Cezanne, Matisse, and Van Gogh.
DVD 4856
Art of violin a film /
Features archival performance footage and interviews, this film profiles the world of the violin in the 20th century and its most outstanding performers. ... some silent, and later resynchronised, film footage ..."--Container.
DVD 1030
Art of War
Documentary on the main principles of Sun Tsu "Art of War" illustrated with examples from the second world war, the Vietnam war and the American civil war.
DVD 9974
Art of War (Sun Tzu)
Documentary on the main principles of Sun Tsu "Art of War" illustrated with examples from the second world war, the Vietnam war and the American civil war.
DVD 9974
Art school confidential
Jerome goes to art school in the hopes of having his genuine ability recognized. Instead he finds that his teachers are self-obsessed has-beens and his peers are jaded and floundering. To make matters worse, Jerome finds himself being investigated for a series of gruesome stranglings. He becomes obsessed with a lovely student named Audrey, but she is more interested in the hunky Jonah, whose crude yet acclaimed paintings of cars and tanks make Jerome want to tear his own eyes out.
DVD 7605
Art twenty-one
A unique television series presenting 37 diverse artists working in the United States today, taking viewers behind the scenes--and beyond the museum or gallery experience--into artists' studios, homes, and communities to provide an intimate view of their lives, work, creative processes, and sources of inspiration. Themes provide a connective thread between profiles of three to five artists per program. The artists, including painters, photographers, sculptors, performance, and video artists, demonstrate the breadth of artistic practice across the United States and reveal the depth of intergenerational and multicultural talent"--Container.
DVD 2857
Art x war
"...reveals the untold story of resistance to U.S. miliary bases in Japan through a collage of paintings, photographs and films by Japan's most respected artists. Their stories and their art depict the struggle against the U.S. Military presence, which provoked a national uprising in 1960 and still festers today."--Container.
DVD 8230
Artcirq
Artcirq, a circus project, was created in 1998, with the financial support of the Cirque Éloize and Isuma Productions. During the summer of 1999, the circus company stayed for the first time in Igloolik, and presented a show and delivered the first workshops for everyone. The members of the company also participated in a ten-day hunting camp with a group of 30 Inuk, with the intent to familiarize the Caucasians with camp life. The following summer two live shows are presented and by 2001, four shows and this documentary film is presented to the Igloolik community.
DVD 5960
Arte del piano
Explores the worlds of the piano's greatest exponents through performance footage taken from film and television archives; includes commentary by Piotr Anderszewski, Daniel Barenboim, Schuyler Chapin, Cilin Davis, Gary Graffman, Evgeny Kissin, Zoltan Kocsis, Stephen Kovacevich, Paul Myers, Gennadi Rozhdestvensky, György Sandor & Tamás Vásáry.
DVD 5373
Arthur
Arthur Bach is very, very rich, and he's next in line for a 750 million dollar inheritance. He stands to lose his inheritance--and a life in the lush style to which he is accustomed--if he doesn't marry the most boring blonde on Long Island within thirty days. Unfortunately, Arthur has just discovered the girl of his dreams.
DVD 77
Artificial intelligence
Visions of a future full of astonishing android technology. David, an advanced android, embarks on an extraordinary adventure to discover the secret of his own identity. Believing in the story of Pinocchio, David dreams of becoming a real boy.
DVD 1213
Artist
In 1927, George Valentin is a silent movie superstar. However, the advent of the talkies will kill his career and he will sink into oblivion. For young extra Peppy Miller, it seems the sky's the limit as major movie stardom awaits. Though their careers are taking different paths their destinies will become entwined.
DVD 8962
Artist, a dream, a nightmare
The story of sculptor John Houser's dream to build the world's tallest bronze equestrian statue for El Paso, Texas, to memorialize the Spanish conquistador Juan de Oñate and to honor the contributions of Hispanic people in the American West. But Native Americans are outraged, remembering Oñate as the man who brought genocide, cut off their feet, and sold their children into slavery. As El Paso divides along lines of race and class, Houser must face the moral implications of his work.
DVD 5895
Aruitemo Aruitemo Still walking /
Fashioned as a tribute to his parents, the film depicts one day in the life of the Yokoyamas, gathered together for a celebratory ritual that only gradually makes itself clear. Rather than focus on big dramatic moments, Kore-eda relies on simple gestures and domestic routines (especially cooking) to evoke a family's entire life, its deep regrets and its daily joys.
DVD 7926
Arven Inheritance /
Christoffer, who four years earlier abandoned the family steel business for an idyllic life as a restauranteur with the woman he loves, Maria, a rising actress. But when Christoffer's father commits suicide, Christoffer's domineering and manipulative mother compels him to return home to take control. Maria's worst fears for Christoffer are tragically realized as he must contend with a business on the brink of financial ruin and a brother-in-law scheming for control. Christoffer must make wrenching decisions that threaten to tear his family apart and destroy his soul.
DVD 3503
Arviq! Bowhead! /
For untold centuries Inuit hunted the huge bowhead, or 'right' whale, as a main source of food, heating oil and building materials, As with all animals, Inuit hunters take only what they can use. Starting in the 1700's until the close of the 19th century, commercial whalers from Europe and America wiped out almost the entire world's population of bowhead whales. In the mid-20th century, the Canadian government made the eastern Arctic bowhead hunt illegal, While Inuit were not responsible for the near-extinction of the the bowhead, they are still prohibited from hunting it like everyone else. In 1994 one of Canada's most respected Inuit elders - 95 year old Noah Piugatuk - announced that he wanted to taste the bowhead whale one more time before he died. Honouring the elder's wish, Piugatuk's son-in-law caught an illegal whale near Igloolik in September 1994. Afew months later, the whale hunters were charged and ordered to stand trial. In June 1996, the government finally dropped all charges against the Igloolik hunters. In August 1996, Inuit huntedrs from across the arctic gathered in Repulse Bay to catch the first legal bowhead in more than forty years. Arviq! traces the history of the bowhead in the Arctic up to the first legal hunt in 1996.
DVD 5955
Arvo Pärt 24 preludes for a fugue /
Portrait of the composer with moments recorded during three prolific years of the composer's life, featuring rehearsals, premieres, seminars, meetings and recollections. includes excerpts from musical works Tabula Rasa, Für Alina, Fratres, and Orient & Occident.
DVD 5774
As it is in heaven
Daniel, a successful international conductor, returns to his childhood village in Sweden. Soon thereafter, the local church choir seeks him out to solicit his advice. He can't refuse, and nothing in the village is the same again. As the amateur choir develops and grows, he is drawn to the people of his old hometown, makes friends, and finds love.
DVD 7738
Âs Nutayuneân We still live here /
The Wampanoag nation of southeastern Massachusetts ensured the survival of the Pilgrims in New England, and lived to regret it. This film tells the story of the return of the Wampanoag language, the first time a language with no native speakers for many generations has been revived in this country. Spurred on by an indomitable linguist named Jessie Little Doe, the Wampanoag are bringing their language and their culture back home.
DVD 8698
As seen through these eyes
The story of a brave group of people who fought Hitler with the only weapons they had: charcoal, pencil stubs, shreds of paper, and memories etched in their minds. These artists took their fate into their own hands to make a compelling statement about the human spirit enduring against unimaginable odds.
DVD 7818
As tears go by
A story about triad society rivalries and revenge, interwoven with a fateful love relationship.
DVD 2386
As time goes by.
Lionel and Jean were lovers many years ago at the time of the Korean War. They were separated by a misunderstanding. Forty years later, fate brings them together again with hilarious results.
DVD 7523
As you like it
An adaptation of one of Shakespeare's comedies about the star-crossed lovers Orlando and Rosalind.
DVD 964
As you like it
Rosalind is the daughter of banished Duke Senior and is being raised at the court of Duke Frederick, with her cousin Celia. She falls in love with a young man named Orlando, but she is banished by Duke Frederick, who threatens death if she comes near the court again. Celia goes with Rosalind. Disguised as the boy Ganymede, Rosalind enters the forest of Arden. Upon their arrival in the forest, they happen upon Orlando and his manservant, who are fleeing the wrath of Orlando's eldest brother. What follows is an elaborate scheme devised by the cross-dressing Rosalind to find out the verity of Orlando's supposed passion for her, and to further capture his heart, through the witty and mischievous façade of Ganymede.
DVD 5365
Asad al-ṣaḥrāʾ
Between two world wars, a struggle for freedom took place in the African desert. This movie is the historically accurate story about the Libyan resistance leader, Omar Mukhtar, who led the Libyan resistance against the Italian oppressors from 1911-1931.
DVD 4397
Asalto al cine The cinema hold up /
Negus, Chale, Sapo and Chata are teenagers who grew up in the same rundown district of Mexico City. They spend their days listening to hip-hop, smoking marijuana and fantasizing about the opposite sex. One day they have the bright idea of robbing a movie theater, jeopardizing the one sure thing they have in life – their friendship. An explosive, entertaining dramatic comedy.
DVD 10349
Ascenseur pour l'echafaud
Florence Carala and her lover Julien Tavernier, an ex-paratrooper, want to murder her husband by faking a suicide.
DVD 4183
Ascent
Tracks two Byelorussian peasant soldiers - one on the path to redemption, the other to hell - as they try to evade Nazi forces during World War II.
DVD 6002
Ascent of money
Based on professor Niall Ferguson's best-selling book "The Ascent of Money: A Financial History of the World" in which he predicted the current economic crisis delves into how the complex system of global finance evolved over the centuries, how money has shaped the course of human affairs and how the mechanics of this economic system work to create seemingly unlimited wealth--or catastrophic loss. By the beginning of the 21st century, the systems of credit, insurance, bond trading and stock markets had transcended all national boundaries to create a truly global economic system, opening the door to unprecedented growth, but also worldwide instability in the event of one nation's downturn. In an effort to establish more stability following the Great Depression, the U.S. government's New Deal created a "property owning Democracy," a system of federally backed savings and loans that allowed more people than ever before to buy homes by offering low interest rates and long-term mortgages. Rampant inflation in the 1970s, however, led the government to remove regulations on interest rates and opened the door to a massive scandal in the 1980s and one of the country's worst economic crises. The vulnerabilities of America's property-based economy would be felt again 20 years later, in the current economic crisis that has shaken the world. The crisis threatens "Chimerica," the symbiotic relationship between China and America in which China's vast savings from the manufacturing of cheap goods has been lent to America to fuel growth. But at what point will America's battered economy lead China to cut off its line of credit? And how might America respond? The answer, Ferguson suggests, may be found in the history of the ascent of money.
DVD 8650
Ascent of money : a financial history of the world
Based on professor Niall Ferguson's best-selling book "The Ascent of Money: A Financial History of the World" in which he predicted the current economic crisis delves into how the complex system of global finance evolved over the centuries, how money has shaped the course of human affairs and how the mechanics of this economic system work to create seemingly unlimited wealth--or catastrophic loss. By the beginning of the 21st century, the systems of credit, insurance, bond trading and stock markets had transcended all national boundaries to create a truly global economic system, opening the door to unprecedented growth, but also worldwide instability in the event of one nation's downturn. In an effort to establish more stability following the Great Depression, the U.S. government's New Deal created a "property owning Democracy," a system of federally backed savings and loans that allowed more people than ever before to buy homes by offering low interest rates and long-term mortgages. Rampant inflation in the 1970s, however, led the government to remove regulations on interest rates and opened the door to a massive scandal in the 1980s and one of the country's worst economic crises. The vulnerabilities of America's property-based economy would be felt again 20 years later, in the current economic crisis that has shaken the world. The crisis threatens "Chimerica," the symbiotic relationship between China and America in which China's vast savings from the manufacturing of cheap goods has been lent to America to fuel growth. But at what point will America's battered economy lead China to cut off its line of credit? And how might America respond? The answer, Ferguson suggests, may be found in the history of the ascent of money.
DVD 8650
Ascent of money boom and bust /
Bestselling author, economist and historian Niall Ferguson takes a look at how money evolved, from the concept of credit and debt in the Renaissance to the emergence of a global economy and the subprime crisis we face today.
DVD 7075
(A)sexual
"Follows the growth of a community that experiences no sexual attraction. In 2000, David Jay came out to his parents. He was asexual and was fine with it. And he was not alone. Studies show that 1 % of the population is asexual. But in a society obsessed with sex, how do you deal with life as an outsider? Combining intimate interviews, verite footage, and animation with fearless humor and pop culture imagery. David and our four other characters grapple with this universal question and the outcomes might surprise you"--Container.
DVD 9232
(A)sexual : not everybody's doing it
"Follows the growth of a community that experiences no sexual attraction. In 2000, David Jay came out to his parents. He was asexual and was fine with it. And he was not alone. Studies show that 1 % of the population is asexual. But in a society obsessed with sex, how do you deal with life as an outsider? Combining intimate interviews, verite footage, and animation with fearless humor and pop culture imagery. David and our four other characters grapple with this universal question and the outcomes might surprise you"--Container.
DVD 9232
Ash Wednesday
"Hell's Kitchen, Ash Wednesday, 1980. Sean Sullivan is killed in a vendetta. Three years later, Sean's brother Francis receives word that Sean may be alive. But the truth isn't always what it seems in this neighborhood, where violence and betrayal are the local currency."--Back Cover.
DVD 1971
Ashes and diamonds
Rural Poland, on the last days of World War II. The Nazis have surrendered, and the Red Army has criss-crossed the country. With the battle against the Nazis over, a new struggle emerges against the communists. A group of Polish patriots boldy set out to assassinate a mid-level communist-party functionary. Macick is the trigger man, but when he spots a blonde behind the bar, his priorities change.
DVD 2974
Ashes and diamonds
Rural Poland, on the last days of World War II. The Nazis have surrendered, and the Red Army has criss-crossed the country. With the battle against the Nazis over, a new struggle emerges against the communists. A group of Polish patriots boldy set out to assassinate a mid-level communist-party functionary. Macick is the trigger man, but when he spots a blonde behind the bar, his priorities change.
DVD 3453
Ashes of time
A story of vagrant swordsmen obtaining vegeance for the women in their lives. This release includes theatrical trailers for this feature and Bodyguard from Beijing.
DVD 778
Ashik Kerib
[The Legend of Suram fortress] The Georgians' repeated efforts at building a fortress against invaders fail until a fortune teller remembers an old prophecy that the son of her erstwhile lover must be bricked up alive in order for the fortress to stand. The young man sacrifices himself to save his country. [Ashik Kerib] Tale of a lovelorn musician, his travels and travails, and the eventual restoration of his mother's eyesight as well as his winning the hand of his intended. Done in a highly stylized, theatrical fashion.
DVD 2109
Ashtanga, NY, a yoga documentary
Follows the aging yoga guru Sri K. Pattabhi Jois as he gives his final North American workshop in New York City in September 2001. Devotees were arriving from all over the world when the 9/11 terrorist attacks took place in the midst of the celebration. In the difficult weeks that followed, Jois used the Ashtanga practice to help heal and fortify his diverse followers. This is not an instructional video, and these are not your garden-variety contortionists. This is a real look into the intersection of ancient practice and modern-life, New York-style.
DVD 3081
Ashugi Qaribi
[The Legend of Suram fortress] The Georgians' repeated efforts at building a fortress against invaders fail until a fortune teller remembers an old prophecy that the son of her erstwhile lover must be bricked up alive in order for the fortress to stand. The young man sacrifices himself to save his country. [Ashik Kerib] Tale of a lovelorn musician, his travels and travails, and the eventual restoration of his mother's eyesight as well as his winning the hand of his intended. Done in a highly stylized, theatrical fashion.
DVD 2109
Asi es la vida Such is life /
Julia es una mujer normal. Un día su marido la deja, la abandona por otra. Todo por lo que ha luchado ha desaparecido. Para mantener su hogar, Julia se dedicaba a la medicina informal, curando casi todo tipo de males, lo que sea para ayudar a su marido y sostener a sus dos hijos. Ante el abandono de su marido, el mundo de Julia se derrumba, ya no le queda nada. Su Casero le manda desalojar la casa, ya tampoco tiene donde vivir. Sólo le quedan sus dos hijos. La pena y la tristeza dan paso al coraje y la venganza. Tiene que vengarse. Él no puede destrozarle el corazón y marcharse, así sin más. Las cartas están echadas y Julia ya no tiene marcha atrás. "Poor and uneducated, Julia lives in a seedy barrio in Mexico City where she practices homeopathic medicine and performs abortions to support her family. When her husband abandons her for another woman, Julia's world crumbles. She is thrown out of her apartment by her landlord -- soon to be her husband's new father-in-law -- and her children are about to be taken away from her. With the help of her godmother, she plans to take revenge on her low-life, opportunistic husband"--Container.
DVD 6300
Asian American lesbian and gay families in the church
"This honest and thought-provoking film tells a story that the church needs to hear: that of Asian American Christian lesbian and gay people, their pastors, and their parents"--Case.
DVD 7863
Asian men in film & television
"From silent film star Sessue Hayakawa to Harold & Kumar Go to Whitecastle, The slanted screen explores the portrayals of Asian men in American cinema, chronicling the experiences of actors who have had to struggle against ethnic stereotyping and limiting roles. The film presents a critical examination of Hollywood's image-making machine, through a fascinating parade of 50 film clips spanning a century."--Producer.
DVD 4946
Ašik-Kʻeribi
[The Legend of Suram fortress] The Georgians' repeated efforts at building a fortress against invaders fail until a fortune teller remembers an old prophecy that the son of her erstwhile lover must be bricked up alive in order for the fortress to stand. The young man sacrifices himself to save his country. [Ashik Kerib] Tale of a lovelorn musician, his travels and travails, and the eventual restoration of his mother's eyesight as well as his winning the hand of his intended. Done in a highly stylized, theatrical fashion.
DVD 2109
Ask us who we are foster care in Vermont /
'Ask us who we are' is a documentary film focused on the challenges and extraordinary lives of youth in foster care. The film highlights the heartbreak that many foster care youth carry with them as they move through their lives, but also reveals the tremendous strength and perseverance that grows out of their determination to survive and thrive. The film also focuses on the lives of foster care parents and kinship families that open their homes to children. This documentary is about the search for home, community, and the transformative power of love in the midst of fractures and often broken lives -- Container.
DVD 8293
Asking for it the ethics and erotics of sexual consent /
The line between sexual consent and sexual coercion is not always as clear as it seems--and this is exactly why we should approach our sexual interactions with great care. In this lecture, professor Harry Brod offers a unique take on the problem of sexual assault, one that complicates the issue even as it clarifies the bottom-line principle that consent must always be explicitly granted, never simply assumed. This lecture ranges from the meanings of "yes" and "no" to the indeterminacy of silence to the way alcohol affects our ethical responsibilities. Brod proposes a model of sexual interaction that is most erotic precisely when it is most thoughtful and empathetic.
DVD 9182
Asonot shel Ninah Nina's tragedies /
Award-winning writer/director Savi Gabizon's look at a young teenager's coming-of-age and his attraction to his beautiful but emotionally fragile Aunt Nina.
DVD 3868
Aspects of Kabuki theater of Japan
Shows scenes from Kabuki play Kanjincho (The subscription list) by Namiki Gohei to demonstrate and analyze Kabuki movements and costuming.
DVD 7694
Aspects of the Kabuki theater of Japan
Shows scenes from Kabuki play Kanjincho (The subscription list) by Namiki Gohei to demonstrate and analyze Kabuki movements and costuming.
DVD 7694
Aspects of the Kabuki theatre of Japan
Shows scenes from Kabuki play Kanjincho (The subscription list) by Namiki Gohei to demonstrate and analyze Kabuki movements and costuming.
DVD 7694
Asphalt jungle
An aging criminal is released from prison and decides to assemble the old gang to go on one last perfect heist.
DVD 7529
Asphalt Zahov Yellow asphalt : three desert stories /
At the edge of modern Israel and the ancinet Bedouin way of life, three dramatic encounters between two very different societies are brought forth. The tales are of the human condition - of passion and deceit, carelessness and love, courage and selfishness, in which no one culture has a monopoly on virtue or vice.
DVD 3536
Assassin
Nie Yinniang returns after several years in exile. The mission of her order is to eliminate the tyranny of the Governors who avoid the authority of the Emperor. Now she will have to choose between sacrificing the man she loves, or break definitively with the 'Order of the Assassins.'
DVD 11367
Assassination
While Korea is occupied by the Japanese Army in 1933, the resistance plans to kill the Japanese Commander. But their plan is threatened by a traitor within their group and also the enemies' forces are hunting them down.
DVD 11365
Assassination of Jesse James by the coward Robert Ford
Everyone in 1880s America knows Jesse James. He's the nation's most notorious criminal and is being hunted by the law in 10 states. He's also the land's greatest hero, lauded as a Robin Hood by the public. No one knows of Robert Ford, at least not yet. But the ambitious 19-year-old aims to change that. He befriends Jesse and rides with his gang. And if that doesn't bring Ford fame, he will have to find a deadlier way. Friendship becomes rivalry and the quest for fame becomes obsession.
DVD 5473
Assassination of Richard Nixon
Based on real-life events, Assassination is set in 1974 and centers on a businessman who takes extreme measures to achieve his American dream.
DVD 3716
Assault on Precinct 13
Police and convicts must join forces to defend themselves against a vicious gang.
DVD 79
Assault on Precinct Thirteen
Police and convicts must join forces to defend themselves against a vicious gang.
DVD 79
Assessing and treating suicidal behaviors, two-session unscripted role-play
"During this two session series Dr. Linehan demonstrates some of the suicide protocols used in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT). Dr. Linehan demonstrates different elements in assessing suicide while creating a working relationship with a suicidal client. Dr. Linehan sets the stage for treatment, forms a relationship with the client, and gets a clinical picture of both the clients' suicide history as well as her reasons for living."--Behavioraltech.org.
DVD 9506
Assessment & treatment of psychological disorders: a video series
In this realistic simulation of an 18-week course of therapy with the Rogers family, we see how the presenting problem--teenage daughter Michelle's rebellious behavior--masks unresolved loss across three generations of family members. Despite the father's initial resistance to explore the death of the children's mother, McGoldrick links this loss with the family's current struggles, and assists them in the delayed grieving.
DVD 7182
Assimilation of Arab knowledge
As dissension mounted between the rival Arab dynasties in Baghdad, Cordoba, and Cairo, Christendom rallied to oppose the Muslims in Spain and Jerusalem. This program plots out the decline of the Caliphate and the acquisition of Arab knowledge by Europeans starved for Islam's intellectual riches. The rise of feudalism and papal authority, the gradual defeat of the Muslim rulers in Spain, the Seljuk usurpation of Abbisid power in the Near East, and the Crudades are explained, along with the concerted efforts of Catholic authorities to translate the vast libraries of Arab scientific and philosophical texts.
DVD 2872
Assistance mortelle Fatal assistance /
Haitian-born director and former Minister of Culture Raoul Peck's newest film is an indictment of Western aid to Haiti. After the massive earthquake that struck in January 2010, killing an estimated 250,000 and leaving 1.2 million homeless, a flood of aid and agencies arrived at Haiti's door. Some had an agenda to help, others had an agenda to protect their own assets and interests. Three years later, what state has this aid left the Haitian people in? Peck's powerful and thoroughly investigative film shows all the levels at which aid, NGOs and political ploys have left Haiti in turmoil. He unveils the true face of international aid as a failure full of organizational ineptitude, broken promises and hidden agendas. This must-see film paints a vivid picture that the "aid" of foreign powers is more realistically an occupation.
DVD 10959
Assunta Spina and The Last Diva
An operatic tale of love and sacrifice in turn of the century Naples. After being assaulted by her jealous lover Michele, Assunta becomes the mistress of a corrupt Don so she can visit Michele while he is in prison. When Michele is unexpectedly released, he discovers Assunta's "betrayal", setting the stage for the film's tragic finale.
DVD 11829
Astonishing work of Tezuka Osamu
"Kimstim is proud to release this astonishingly imaginative collection of Osamu's 13 most innovative piecees, many of which are the master's own personal favorites"--Container.
DVD 6891
Astonishing Work of Tezuka Osamu
DVD 8580
Astronomy and technology in ancient Greece
The Antikythera Mechanism was found by chance, in a shipwreck, close to the small Greek island of Antikythera (between Crete and Peloponnese) in April 1900, by sponge divers. The shipwreck was dated between 86 and 67 B.C. (coins from Pergamon). The Mechanism has been dated, by epigraphologists, around the second half of the 2nd century B.C. (100-150 B.C.). About this time the great Greek astronomer Hipparchos (190-120 B.C.) lived in Rhodes. It was a portable (laptop-size), geared artifact which calculated and displayed, with high precision, the movement of the Sun and the Moon on the sky and the phase of the Moon for a given epoch. It could calculate the dates of the four-year cycle of the Olympiad and its associated Crown Panhellenic Games and could predict eclipses. It had one dial on the front and two on the back. Its 30 precisely cut gears were driven by a manifold, with which the user could set a pointer to any particular epoch (at the front dial). While doing so, several pointers were synchronously driven by the gears, to show the above mentioned celestial phenomena on three accurately marked annuli. It contained an extensive user's manual. The exact function of the gears has finally been decoded and a large portion of the manual has been read after 2000 years by a major new investigation, using state of the art equipment. Researchers have since learned that the device, named the Antikythera Mechanism, can calculate and display, with high precision, the movement of the Sun and the Moon and the phase of the Moon for a given epoch, among other astronomical calculations.
DVD 6070
Astronomy, mathematics and Islam
Picking up mathematics and astronomy from where the ancient Greeks left off, Arab scholars paved the way for the Copernican revolution and the rebirth of science in Europe. This program reveals the development in the Islamic Empire of the Indo-Arabic decimal system, algebra, algorithms and the refinement of the science of optics and the Ptolemaic model of the solar system. The application of astronomy to sacred ends, such as accurately fixing the time for prayers, the direction of Mecca, and the start of Ramadan, is also considered.
DVD 2869
Asylum
In 1971, filmmker Peter Robinson and a small crew lived in R.D. Laing's controversial Archway Community. This film documents their stay in the mental health facility where schizophrenics attempted to live communally and peacefully as they tried to heal their "selves" according to Laing's philosophy.
DVD 3063
Asylum
Step inside a madhouse of horror and experience the chilling new incarnation of TV's most daringly provocative series. The sins of the past haunt the present at the notorious Briarcliff home for the criminally insane, ruled with an iron fist by Sister Jude. Forbidden desire and terrifying evil lurk around every corner, from alien abduction to demonic possession to a skin-wearing psychopath known as 'Bloody Face.'
DVD 10375
At Berkeley
The University of California at Berkeley, the oldest and most prestigious member of a ten campus public education system, is also one of the finest research and teaching facilities in the world. The film, At Berkeley, shows the major aspects of university life, its intellectual and social mission, its obligation to the state and to larger ideas of higher education, as well as illustrates how decisions are made and implemented by the administration in collaboration with its various constituencies.
DVD 10350
At five in the afternoon
DVD 3115
At play in the fields of the Lord
The tale of two men's experiences with a native Indian tribe in the Brazilian rain forest. One is an American mercenary hired to drive the Niaruna Indians off their land, who joins forces with them instead. The other is a missionary sent to convert the natives to Christianity.
DVD 11143
At the death house door
An intimate look at the death penalty in the state of Texas through the eyes of Pastor Carroll Pickett, who served 15 years as the death house chaplain to the infamous 'Walls' prison unit in Huntsville. During Pickett's remarkable career he presided over 95 executions, including the world's first lethal injection. After each execution, Pickett recorded an audiotape account of his trip to the death chamber.
DVD 6873
At the fork
"Filmmaker and omnivore John Papola, together with his vegetarian wife Lisa, offer up a timely and refreshingly unbiased look at how farm animals are raised for our consumption. With unprecedented access to large-scale conventional farms, Papola asks the tough questions behind every hamburger, glass of milk and baby-back rib. What he discovers are not heartless industrialists, but America's farmers - real people who, along with him, are grappling with the moral dimensions of farming animals for food."--From film website.
DVD 11723
At war with the Army
Jerry Lewis stars as a bumbling private and Dean Martin is his smooth buddy who tries to straighten him out.
DVD 80
Atalante
When Juliette marries Jean, she comes to live with him aboard the barge "L'Atalante", where they travel along the Seine River. The bride, becomes bored and leaves the ship for Paris where she starts flirting with other men.
DVD 1981
Atame! Tie me up! Tie me down! /
Comedy about an orphaned mental patient who is determined to create an ideal family for himself, so, in an irrationally inspired bid for love, he kidnaps a recovering drug addict/porn star.
DVD 1436
Atanarjuat, la légende de l'homme rapide
Evil in the form of an unknown shaman divides a small community of Inuit. Twenty years later, two brothers emerge to challenge the evil order: Amaqjuag, the Strong One, and Atanarjuat, the Fast Runner. Atanarjuat wins the hand of the lovely Atuat away from the boastful son of the camp leader, Oki, who vows to get even. Oki ambushes the brothers in their sleep, killing Amaqjuaq, as Atanarjuat miraculously escapes running naked over the spring sea ice.
DVD 5913
Atanarjuat The fast runner /
A small nomadic community is cursed by an unknown shaman. When Atanarjuat falls in love with a woman already promised to the son of the clan's leader, he has to fight for her. She is won by Atanarjuat and the leader plots to attack him in his sleep. Escaping, he sets off running across the ice, embarking on a harrowing adventure of survival in the brutal wilderness. He returns stronger and wiser to reclaim his life and stop the curse that has divided his people.
DVD 1750
Atanarjuat, the fast runner Atanarjuat, la légende de l'homme rapide /
Evil in the form of an unknown shaman divides a small community of Inuit. Twenty years later, two brothers emerge to challenge the evil order: Amaqjuag, the Strong One, and Atanarjuat, the Fast Runner. Atanarjuat wins the hand of the lovely Atuat away from the boastful son of the camp leader, Oki, who vows to get even. Oki ambushes the brothers in their sleep, killing Amaqjuaq, as Atanarjuat miraculously escapes running naked over the spring sea ice.
DVD 5913
Athlete based on the true story of Abebe Bikila /
Docu-drama about the famed Runner Abebe Bikila who in 1960 ran for Gold in rome for Ehtiopia and again 4 yrs later in Tokyo. The inspiring true story of an Olympic champion who is faced with a new challenge provides the basis for this drama from filmmakers Rasselas Lakew and Davey Frankel. Abebe Bikila (Rasselas Lakew) was a world-class distance runner from Ethiopia who became the first African to win a gold medal in the Olympics when he came in first in the Marathon during the 1960 games in Rome -- while running in his bare feet. Bikila then repeated the feat at the 1964 Tokyo Olympics, making him the first marathon runner to win the title twice in a row. But Bikila's career as a runner came to an abrupt end in 1969, when he was involved in a severe auto accident that cost him the use of his legs and limited the movement of his arms. However, Bikila was not about to give up competitive athletics, and after months in rehabilitation he took up a new sport -- archery. Despite his challenges, Bikila became a high-ranking amateur in competitive archery and helped to establish international athletic events for the handicapped, and in 1971 took on a new sport -- dog sled racing.
DVD 10747
Atlantic City
A smalltime, aging Mafia hood falls in love with a clam bar waitress, and they share the spoils of the big score against the backdrop of a changing Atlantic City.
DVD 2020
Atlantis
Washed up on the mysterious shores of Atlantis, Jason searches for his missing father and stumbles into deadly rituals that test his quick reactions and physical strength. Perilous trials, from leaping over charging bulls and fighting the dreaded Minotaur, to surviving the rites of Dionysus and the temptations of a snake-headed goddess, ensue. No matter how great the danger, Jason can count on his two new friends, studious Pythagoras and portly Hercules, to lighten the battle with a laugh.
DVD 11200
Atlantis (Television program).
Washed up on the mysterious shores of Atlantis, Jason searches for his missing father and stumbles into deadly rituals that test his quick reactions and physical strength. Perilous trials, from leaping over charging bulls and fighting the dreaded Minotaur, to surviving the rites of Dionysus and the temptations of a snake-headed goddess, ensue. No matter how great the danger, Jason can count on his two new friends, studious Pythagoras and portly Hercules, to lighten the battle with a laugh.
DVD 11200
Āto ofu piano
Explores the worlds of the piano's greatest exponents through performance footage taken from film and television archives; includes commentary by Piotr Anderszewski, Daniel Barenboim, Schuyler Chapin, Cilin Davis, Gary Graffman, Evgeny Kissin, Zoltan Kocsis, Stephen Kovacevich, Paul Myers, Gennadi Rozhdestvensky, György Sandor & Tamás Vásáry.
DVD 5373
Atoll K
Stan and Ollie inherit an island and a yacht to get them there. However, on their way, they are shipwrecked on a nameless atoll in the Pacific. Accompanied by a wide array of characters, the boys establish an island paradise.
DVD 794
Atomic bomb tests
After World War II, American scientists and military officials conducted numerous atomic tests in the American Southwest; now this incredible documentary footage (intended for internal use and not declassified until 1997) comes to light in three essential DVDs.
DVD 4114
Atomic Cafe
A documentary exploration of the United States government's propaganda promoting the atomic bomb. Relies on film clips of the 1940's and 1950's, including bits and pieces of propoganda films, newsreels, popular songs, and defense training films.
DVD 2670
Atomic monster, the beast of Yucca Flats
When the H-Bomb explodes and the brain tissue of a noted scientist is destroyed by the shock waves, he becomes a crazed beast.
DVD 3295
Atonement
In 1935, thirteen-year-old fledgling writer Briony Tallis and her family live a life of wealth and privilege in their enormous mansion. On the warmest day of the year, the country estate takes on an unsettling hothouse atmosphere, stoking Briony's vivid imagination. Robbie Turner, the educated son of the family's housekeeper, carries a torch for Briony's headstrong older sister Cecilia. He hopes that Cecilia has comparable feelings. All it will take is one spark for this relationship to combust. When it does, Briony - who has a crush on Robbie, is compelled to interfere. She goes so far as to accuse Robbie of a crime he did not commit. Cecilia and Robbie declare their love for each other, but, ultimately, he is arrested. Briony bears false witness and the course of three lives is changed forever. As Briony grow older, she continues to seek forgiveness for her childhood misdeed. Through a terrible and courageous act of imagination, she finds the path to her uncertain atonement, and to an understanding of the power of enduring love.
DVD 6286
Attachment and the growth of love
This program reviews Mary Ainsworth's studies on attachment behavior and shows how attachment can lead to the growth of loving relationships.
DVD 3359
Attack!
DVD 2212
Attack of the 50 foot woman
"Nancy Archer is a wealthy woman who is fresh from the loony bin and ticked off. Her husband has been putting the moves on Honey Parker and scheming about the day when Nancy's fortune will be theirs. That day will never come, especially not since Nancy has an alien encounter that zaps her metabolism into overdrive. Soon, Nancy's size matches her rage."
DVD 11853
Attack of the clones
Ten years after the events of Phantom menace, Senator Padme Amidala survives an assassination attempt. The Jedi Council send Obi-Wan Kenobi and Annikin Skywalker to protect her. After tracking the assassin, Obi-Wan is sent to Kamino to continue investigating while Annikin is sent with Amidala to Naboo, where they begin to fall in love. Obi-Wan's investigation leads to a connection between the assassination attempt and a separatist movement, which could bring the Republic to the brink of civil war.
DVD 1856
Attack of the fifty foot woman
"Nancy Archer is a wealthy woman who is fresh from the loony bin and ticked off. Her husband has been putting the moves on Honey Parker and scheming about the day when Nancy's fortune will be theirs. That day will never come, especially not since Nancy has an alien encounter that zaps her metabolism into overdrive. Soon, Nancy's size matches her rage."
DVD 11853
Attenborough's life stories
Renowned naturalist Sir David Attenborough has a remarkable treasure trove of stories following his 60-year career with the BBC. This 3-part series will bring to life some of his most memorable. Also includes: The Ark, David Attenborough chooses ten of the most important, and lesser known, animals he would most like to save from extinction.
DVD 9559
Attila
The story of two colliding worlds and two men that embody these worlds: Attila, King of the Huns and Roman General Flavius Aetius.
DVD 5384
Au coeur des Rocheuses
"Majestic and inspiring, the Rocky Mountains rise dramatically to divide the continent and define the past, present and future of North America. The Shining Mountains is a documentary series of four one-hour films, shot over four seasons, produced for History Television and National Geographic.Journey through time in a quest to understand and celebrate the unique ecological mosaic of the Rockies. Weaving back and forth, from present to the past, Shining Mountains explores the natural wonders, cultural heritage and future of the Rockies in a well-paced and sometimes controversial composite of vision. Today's foremost thinkers and elders speak to their care and concerns for the environment. Shining Mountains draws on narrative from scientists, adventurers, aboriginal elders, resource managers, conservationists and developers, all of whom are under the spell of the Great Divide."--Container.
DVD 4844
Au coeur du mensonge (Motion picture)
A police inspector investigates the rape and murder of a young girl in a provincial Breton town.
DVD 5707
Au coeur du mensonge The color of lies /
A police inspector investigates the rape and murder of a young girl in a provincial Breton town.
DVD 5707
Au dela de la haine Beyond hatred /
The true story behind the violent death of Francois Chenu, a young gay man who was murdered by 3 homophobic skinheads in 2002.
DVD 5708
Au hasard Balthazar Balthazar /
Robert Bresson's masterpiece follows a much-abused donkey, Balthazar, whose life strangely parallels that of his owner, Marie. A beast of burden suffering the sins of man, Balthazar nevertheless nobly accepts his fate.
DVD 4702
Au plein soleil
Tom Ripley has been sent to Italy by the father of one Philippe Greenleaf with the objective of bringing Greenleaf back into the family fold in the United States. Ripley, an accomplished forger, takes his job half-seriously until he falls in love with the same woman Greenleaf is in love with, Marge.
DVD 1397
Au revoir les enfants Goodbye, children /
Based on the director's life, this film chronicles Malle's experiences during the German occupation of France in World War II.
DVD 585
Auberge espagnole The Spanish apartment /
Xavier is a straight-laced French college senior who moves to Barcelona as part of a student exchange program, much to the dismay of his beautiful girlfriend. But sharing cramped quarters with students from all over Europe quickly leads to multi-cultural chaos as Xavier gets an eye-opening lesson on how to live, love, laugh and party.
DVD 2716
Auch Zwerge haben klein angefangen Even dwarfs started small /
"The inmates have taken over an institution in a bleak and savage world in which everyone's a dwarf. As one of the institution's directors holds a rebel hostage while issuing orders for calm, the other inmates run amok, smashing equipment, setting fires, fighting for power and tormenting two blind prisoners. In this land of reversed proportions, these revolutionary outcasts not only destroy the symbols of civilization-- cars, typewriters and dinner plates-- but trees and flowers and animals as well."--Container.
DVD 755
Audism unveiled
"This powerful documentary uses real life experiences from Deaf people of varied social, racial, and educational backgrounds showing how audism does lasting and harmful damage."--Container.
DVD 10848
Audism unveiled (Documentary : 2008)
"This powerful documentary uses real life experiences from Deaf people of varied social, racial, and educational backgrounds showing how audism does lasting and harmful damage."--Container.
DVD 10848
Audition
Audition is a deeply disturbing meditation on the war between the sexes masquerading as a horror film. Aoyama is a lonely Japanese film producer and widower who lives with his teenage son. One evening his son tells him he's starting to look old, and that he should remarry. With the help of pal Yoshikawa he stages a film audition, ostensibly to cast a new film, but really to find a new wife. Smitten by willowy Asami--whose résumé tells of a terrible injury that destroyed her ballet career--Aoyama falls in love and quickly proposes. Love may be blind, but Aoyama is about to discover how dangerous blindness can be. Aoyama failed to see that during their initial meeting, Asami was auditioning him, too. Unfortunately, he failed the tryout.
DVD 11251
Auf der anderen Seite The edge of heaven /
Six characters are drawn together by circumstances - an old man and a prostitute forging a partnership, a young scholar reconciling his past, two young women falling in love, and a mother putting the shattered pieces of her life back together.
DVD 6647
Auf Wiedersehen 'til we meet again /
"Author and activist Linda Mills pries open the darkly guarded doors of history as she takes her comedic son and opinionated mother to Vienna, Austria where they discover an astonishing array of collaborators, victims, and unlikely heroes in a startlingly humorous adventure spanning from World War II to 9/11." -- From container.
DVD 8519
Aufstieg und Fall der Stadt Mahagonny
Welcome to Mahagonny, where sin is 'in' and love is always on sale. This Old West boomtown rises from the desert to become a razzle-dazzle mecca for lust and the pursuit of pleasure, where cash is king and poverty is punishable by death.
DVD 5346
August: Osage County
The dark, hilarious, and deeply touching story of the strong-willed women of the Weston family, whose lives have diverged until a family crisis brings them back to the Midwest house they grew up in, and to the dysfunctional woman who raised them.
DVD 10329
Auntie Danielle
A cantankerous, demanding, manipulative malcontent who must be waited on hand and foot methodically torments everyone around her in this biting comedy about not aging gracefully. When she moves in with her great nephew, it doesn't take long for the entire household to realize that taking in Auntie Danielle was a big mistake.
DVD 11142
Aura The aura /
A quiet, cynic taxidermist, who suffers from epilepsy attacks, is obsessed with committing the perfect crime. He claims that the police are too stupid to find out about it when it's well executed, and that the robbers are too stupid to execute it the right way. He feels that he could do it himself by relying on his photographic memory and his strategic planning skills. He is invited on a hunting trip away from his home. Once there, an accident gives him the chance of a life time: the possibility to commit the perfect crime.
DVD 5201
Aus dem Grossen Musikvereinssaal in Wien
DVD 2905
Auschwitz survivor.
"Mike Vogel was prisoner #65316 at the Auschwitz concentration camps. This program was recorded in 1984 as he told the story of his experience to a studio audience at Anderson University."--Container.
DVD 9629
Austenland
Jane Hayes's adoration of all things Jane Austen is complicating her love life. Determined to be the heroine of her own story, Jane spends her life savings on a trip to Austenland, an eccentric Austen-inspired resort, where she meets two very different gentlemen, but has a difficult time determining where fantasy ends and real life, and maybe even love, begins.
DVD 10115
Austernprinzessin.
The Oyster Princess (original German title: Die Austernprinzessin): a comedy in which a pampered American oyster tycoon plans to find a prince to marry his much-indulged daughter, but things don't go his way. I don't wanna be a man (Original german title: Ich möchte kein Mann sein): while her father is away, a teenage tomboy impersonates a man in this gender-bending absurdist comedy.
DVD 6841
Austin Powers, international man of mystery
Frozen in the 60's, secret agent Austin Powers is thawed back into action to once again battle his arch-enemy, Dr. Evil.
DVD 6946
Austin unbound /
"Austin's deafness may appear to be his disability, but that isn't what makes him self-conscious. Burdened by female anatomy, Austin binds his chest every day. Loved ones recognize him as a community pioneer and strive to accept his male identity. A natural comedian and romantic, Austin's courageous journey is shared through personal reflections, inviting viewers into the operating room. The film portrays Austin's deaf experience in full cinematic effect, the music is a portal to his world"--Container.
DVD 11056
Authority
DVD 2352
Autism
(Producer) This program delves into the physiology of autism, a pervasive developmental disorder of the brain that can cause severe deficits in the areas of cognition, communication, socialization, and play. Computer animation reveals the impact of autism on the language center and other parts of the brain, while case studies demonstrate interventions being used to help people with autism live fuller lives. Interviews with Ivar Lovaas, Temple Grandin, and a variety of therapists are featured.
DVD 3663
Auto focus
Bob Crane became well known as the star of the comedy hit series "Hogan's Heroes." With fame and success, Crane drove headfirst into the darker, destructive side of celebrity life. He eventually teamed with a video technician who helped him document his numerous sexploits. But when his fast living got out of control, the end result was a brutal murder that remains one of Hollywood's most scandalous unsolved mysteries.
DVD 2223
Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman
The history of blacks in the South as seen through the eyes of a 110-year-old former slave. Based on the novel by Ernest J. Gaines.
DVD 10235
Autoblography about love, death & technology
Have you ever faked a restroom trip to check your email? Slept with your laptop? Or become so overwhelmed that you just unplugged from it all? In this funny, eye-opening, and inspiring film, Director Tiffany Shlain takes audiences on an exhilarating rollercoaster ride to discover what it means to be connected in the 21st century. From founding The Webby Awards to being a passionate advocate for The National Day of Unplugging, Her love/hate relationship with technology serves as the springboard for a thrilling exploration of modern life, and our interconnected future. Equal parts documentary and memoir, the film unfolds during a year in which technology and science literally become a matter of life and death for the director. As Shlain's father, Leonard Shlain, battles brain cancer and she confronts a high-risk pregnancy, her very understanding of connection is challenged. Using a brilliant mix of animation, archival footage, and home movies, Shlain reveals the surprising ties that link us not only to the people we love but also to the world at large. A personal film with universal relevance, Connected explores how, after centuries of declaring our independence, it may be time for us to declare our interdependence instead.
DVD 10989
Autopsy
Investigation into a series of suicides leads to the discovery of a horrible secret.
DVD 1023
Autumn marathon
A mild-mannered college professor finds his life made difficult by hounding students, a nagging wife, a demanding mistress, and a neighbor who insists the professor jog with him each morning at dawn.
DVD 1807
Autumn sonata
An international concert pianist visits her grown daughter after a seven-year absence. Aching with the memory of her mother's neglect, the introverted daughter explodes into a rage and the reunion turns into a shattering confrontation.
DVD 777
Autumn spring
Fanda is an old man who refuses to grow up. Despite pleas from his exasperated wife Emilie and son who want him to make some serious decisions about the future, he ignores their nagging and spends his days seeking amusement and adventure. Aided by a pal, Fanda keeps his acting skills sharpened by pretending he is a retired opera star in the market for an opulent country estate. When he fakes his own death, his wife decides she has had enough and files for divorce. They soon discover that instead of worrying about old age, perhaps it's time to live each day to the fullest.
DVD 2975
Autumn's tale
A young Chinese girl dreams of joining her boyfriend in the U.S. and attending the same college. However, upon her arrival in the United States, she discovers her boyfriend has a new girlfriend. A young man from a Chinatown youth group befriends her and helps her to adjust to her new life as an immigrant.
DVD 2039
Avalon
The story of several generations of a family, from the arrival of immigrant Sam Krichinsky in the suburb of Baltimore called Avalon, down through his children and grandchildren. The family goes from poverty to prosperity and the world changes around them, but their love and humor hold the family together.
DVD 1145
Avalon
"In a future world, young people are increasingly becoming addicted to an illegal (and potentially deadly) battle simulation game called Avalon. When Ash, a star player, hears of rumors that a more advanced level of the game exists somewhere, she gives up her loner ways and joins a gang of explorers"--Internet Movie Database.
DVD 3566
Avant garde
Twenty-five short films selected from the avant garde movement of the 1920's and 1930's.
DVD 3807
Avant garde, 1947-1986
Presents 26 films by 27 directors representing a variety of film types and styles, from abstract animation to documentary.
DVD 6479
Avant-garde. experimental cinema, 1928-1954 /
A tribute to the Rohauer Collection, including works by Stan Brakhage and Willard Maas, and others. Films include Geography of the Body; The Potted Psalm; The Cage; Interim; Rebus-Film No. 1; and Pacific 231.
DVD 5643
Avant-garde experimental cinema of the 1920s and '30s.
Twenty-five short films selected from the avant garde movement of the 1920's and 1930's.
DVD 3807
Avanti
A man travels to Italy to claim his dead father's body, and discovers he has been conducting an affair there for years. Things get complicated when he falls for the woman's daughter.
DVD 3110
Avatar
Jake Sully is a former Marine who uses a wheelchair. But despite his broken body, Jake is still a warrior at heart. He is recruited to travel light years to the human outpost on Pandora, where a corporate consortium is mining a rare mineral that is the key to solving Earth's energy crisis. He is given a mission to infiltrate the Na'vi, who have become a major obstacle to mining the precious ore. But a beautiful Na'vi female, Neytiri, saves Jake's life -- which changes everything.
DVD 7402
Avatar, the last airbender.
"After disappearing for 100 years, Aang has returned to face his destiny as Avatar. And just in the nick of time, as the Four Nations are at war, and the Fire Nation is threatening to take over. Only the Avatar can restore balance, but first, he, along with his friends Katara and Sokka, must begin his journey to master the four elements." -- container.
DVD 11557
Avatar, the last airbender.
"Avatar Aang continues his quest to master the four elements as he and his friends journey across the Earth Kingdom in search of an Earthbending mentor. But they soon run into Princess Azula, the treacherous and power-mad sister of Prince Zuko...and she will stop at nothing to defeat the Avatar." -- container.
DVD 11558
Avatar, the last airbender.
"Aang faces new challenges as he and his friends infiltrate the Fire Nation in order to find and defeat Firelord Ozai. They soon discover that Ozai intends to use the massive power of Sozin's Comet to conquer the Four Nations." -- container.
DVD 11559
Avaze gonjeshk-ha The song of sparrows /
After being let go from his job on an ostrich farm a man leaves his small village to find work in the big city. As a motorcycle taxi driver, he soon becomes consumed with his passengers' lives, and is swept up in a world of greed. Now it is up to his family back home to help restore his caring and generous nature.
DVD 9199
Avazhayé sarzaminé madariyam
During the Iran-Iraq war, an aging Iranian-Kurd musician hears that his wife, a singer with a magical voice, who deserted him for his best friend and fled to Iraq, is in trouble. He cons his two sons into accompanying him on the search and they embark on an adventure filled with music, romance and danger.
DVD 3006
Avengers
Nick Fury of S.H.I.E.L.D. brings together a team of superhumans to form The Avengers to help save the Earth from Loki and his army.
DVD 9042
Avengers, age of Ultron
When Tony Stark tries to jumpstart a dormant peacekeeping program, things go awry and Earth₂s Mightiest Heroes, including Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, The Incredible Hulk, Black Widow and Hawkeye, are put to the ultimate test as the fate of the planet hangs in the balance. As the villainous Ultron emerges, it is up to The Avengers to stop him from enacting his terrible plans, and soon uneasy alliances and unexpected action pave the way for an epic and unique global adventure.
DVD 11236
Aventuras de Juan Quin Quin The adventures of Juan Quin Quin /
Juan Quin Quin, a poor but shrewd farmer, lives on his wits in pre-revolutionary Cuba as a circus performer, bull-fighter, coffee planter, even playing the part of Christ in a traveling theatre company. Then he joins the Revolution.
DVD 9846
Aventure Malgache.
Two short films made by Hitchcock in 1944 at the request of the British government. When viewed by government officials they decided that the films were inflammatory and withheld them from distribution. The first, Bon Voyage, is about an RAF pilot who has escaped from a POW camp and made his way back to London with the help of the French resistance. The second, Aventure Malgache, is set in Vichy-controlled Madagascar where the Resistance leader battles to keep his island free.
DVD 1022
Aventures de Rabbi Jacob The mad adventures of Rabbi Jacob /
A racist, anti-Semitic French businessman on his way to his daughter's wedding unwittingly stumbles on a group of Arab terrorists. He is forced to disguise himself as a Hasidic Jewish rabbi, which leads to one crazy slapstick situation after another.
DVD 4234
Avenue Montaigne
Jessica is a beautiful young woman from the provinces who has come to Paris and lands a job waiting tables at a chic bistro on fabled Avenue Montaigne. Jessica's customers include a popular TV actress who is courting a major Hollywood director for her first serious film role; a wealthy art collector who is about to liquidate a lifetime's worth of treasures at auction; and an illustrious classical pianist who is at odds with his manager/wife as to where his career is headed. Precisely because Jessica doesn't know how celebrated these people are, her guileless and completely unintimidated engagement in their lives has a transforming effect on them and ultimately her.
DVD 6581
Aveu The confession /
The master of the political thriller became an instant phenomenon after the mammoth success of Z, and he quickly followed it with the perhaps even more riveting. Based on a harrowing true story, influential Czechoslovak dignitary who, in the early fifties, was abducted, imprisoned, and interrogated by fellow members of his country's Communist ruling party, their intentions vague, their methods terrifying.
DVD 11113
Aviator
Howard Hughes was a rich young man from Texas, heir to his father's fortune, when he decided he wanted to make movies. Age 21, he made the most expensive Hollywood film ever (at the time); and went on to break air-speed records, make another fortune in aircraft design, smash Charles Lindbergh's round-the-world flight record, and be romantically linked with almost all of Hollywood's famous beauties. Nevertheless, he died alone, sealed into a room he never left, the victim of compulsions that drove him to greatness, while containing the seeds of his undoing.
DVD 3814
Aviator (Motion picture : 2004)
Howard Hughes was a rich young man from Texas, heir to his father's fortune, when he decided he wanted to make movies. Age 21, he made the most expensive Hollywood film ever (at the time); and went on to break air-speed records, make another fortune in aircraft design, smash Charles Lindbergh's round-the-world flight record, and be romantically linked with almost all of Hollywood's famous beauties. Nevertheless, he died alone, sealed into a room he never left, the victim of compulsions that drove him to greatness, while containing the seeds of his undoing.
DVD 3814
Aviator's wife
A young man in love with a slightly older woman sees another man leaving her apartment, and, when he happens to see the other man later that day, starts to follow him.
DVD 685
Aviator's wife, or, One can't think of nothing
A young man in love with a slightly older woman sees another man leaving her apartment, and, when he happens to see the other man later that day, starts to follow him.
DVD 685
Aviya's summer
Presents Gila Almagor's autobiographical film, based on her book, about a Holocaust survivor who immigrates with her daughter to the newly founded Israeli state. Aviya is a spunky 10 old year girl who, like her mother, is a survivor in the face of persecution.
DVD 3060
Avocations
"This Russian film, directed by Kira Muratova, charts two young women's bittersweet search for passion. Lilia and Violetta enter the world of horse racing for the love of the game, and while there, they meet jockeys who are fascinated with them. What takes precedence -- love or sports? They'll soon find out"--Netfilx.
DVD 3457
ʻAvodah ʻArvit
In Fall 2008, Link TV presented the U.S. broadcast premiere of the controversial hit Israeli comedy series Arab Labor (Avoda Aravit). Created by Sayed Kashua, a 32-year-old Israeli-born Palestinian journalist, Arab Labor (translated from the Hebrew "Avoda Aravit" which colloquially implies "shoddy or second-rate work") focuses on Amjad, a Palestinian journalist and Israeli citizen in search of his identity as he seeks high status in the society into which he was born but where his car is searched everyday when he drives from his neighborhood to his job at a newspaper in Jerusalem. Poking fun at the cultural divide, Kashua and his characters play on religious, cultural and political differences to daringly depict the mixed society that is Israel. This show marked a milestone on Israeli television as the first program to present Palestinian characters speaking Arabic on primetime. Arab Labor has generated great controversy between Arab and Israeli media and Link TV is premiering the program to the U.S. television audience in order to offer a fresh perspective on Israeli-Palestinian cultural friction while presenting an unbelievably entertaining show that has made an international splash.-- www.linktv.org/arablabor
DVD 7394
ʻAvodah ʻArvit (Television program)
In Fall 2008, Link TV presented the U.S. broadcast premiere of the controversial hit Israeli comedy series Arab Labor (Avoda Aravit). Created by Sayed Kashua, a 32-year-old Israeli-born Palestinian journalist, Arab Labor (translated from the Hebrew "Avoda Aravit" which colloquially implies "shoddy or second-rate work") focuses on Amjad, a Palestinian journalist and Israeli citizen in search of his identity as he seeks high status in the society into which he was born but where his car is searched everyday when he drives from his neighborhood to his job at a newspaper in Jerusalem. Poking fun at the cultural divide, Kashua and his characters play on religious, cultural and political differences to daringly depict the mixed society that is Israel. This show marked a milestone on Israeli television as the first program to present Palestinian characters speaking Arabic on primetime. Arab Labor has generated great controversy between Arab and Israeli media and Link TV is premiering the program to the U.S. television audience in order to offer a fresh perspective on Israeli-Palestinian cultural friction while presenting an unbelievably entertaining show that has made an international splash.-- www.linktv.org/arablabor
DVD 7394
Avoid eye contact best of NYC independent animation.
In September 2003, eleven animators met in a large Chelsea loft. Young animators joined seasoned masters to produce a tour of the best of the last few decades of New York City animation.
DVD 5542
Avoid eye contact best of NYC independent animation.
"The films on this volume span the last five years, young animators join seasoned masters in a program that is surely to become an important part of any animation enthusiast's library. All films are international award winners, each with a distinct look, united only by genre and the gritty soul of New York City."--Back of case.
DVD 5543
Avventura
Story about the search for a girl lost on an island; gradually the searchers become preoccupied with their own problems, and the girl is never found.
DVD 1596
Awa a mother in West Africa /
Portrait of a single mother in Burkina Faso, who supports herself and her six children by cooking and selling rice as a street vendor. Awa narrates her own story, interspersed with interviews of her children, illustrating the economic realities faced by women in the urban areas of West Africa.
DVD 5047
Awaiting the hidden Imam
Discusses Shi'ism, its origins, mythology of martyrdom, the centuries of persecution and discrimination of Shi'ism as a minority faith, and its basic tenets including the belief in the twelfth, or 'hidden' Imam, who will appear on the Last Day as the Mahdi. Interweaves contemporary and historical footage, and introduces Muslim scholars, philosophers, writers, politicians and religious leaders discussing a wide range of issues.
DVD 4064
Awake, my soul the story of the Sacred Harp /
"A documentary about Sacred Harp singing, a haunting form of a cappella, shape-note singing with deep roots in the American south. Shape-note singing has survived over 200 years tucked away from notice in the rural deep south, where, in old country churches, singers break open The Sacred Harp, a 160 year old shape-note hymnal which has preserved these fiercely beautiful songs which are some of the oldest in America"--Container.
DVD 5533
Awake Zion a documentary /
Ever wonder why Jews and Rastafarians both use the Star of David and make references to Zion? Director Monica Haim's exuberant documentary explores the surprising connections between reggae culture and Judaism. Haim brings together Jewish and Jamaican artists, scholars, and historians in a celebration of music, roots and culture. She embarks on a journey that takes her from Crown Heights, Brooklyn, where she meets with Hasidic dancehall superstar Matisyahu, to Jamaica, birthplace of reggae, and ultimately to Israel, where a small, sizzling reggae scene thrives. Along the way, Awake Zion tells a fascinating story of unsuspecting cultural and historical convergence, a story about symbols, themes and traditions shared by people who might seem to be on opposite ends of the spiritual spectrum.
DVD 4883
Awakening
They say, the boy was scared to death. When the death of a child at a boarding school is blamed on a ghost, hoax exposer Florence Cathcart is certain that science and reason can explain it. But the truth she discovers is more terrifying than she could ever imagine, and soon the ghost hunter becomes the hunted.
DVD 9952
Awakenings
DVD 81
Away all boats!
Capt. Jebediah Hawks must weld a new ship and her inexperienced crew into a well-oiled war machine. Highlighed by spectacular battles with kamikaze planes, this is the exciting story of the amphibious attack transports that landed U.S. troops in the laps of their Japanese enemies during World War II.
DVD 909
Away from her
Fiona and Grant are an Ontario couple who have been married for over 40 years. During the twilight of their years, Grant is forced to face the fact that Fiona's 'forgetfulness' actually is Alzheimer's. After Fiona wanders away and is found, the decision is made for her to go into a nursing home. For the first time in their relationship, they are forced to undergo a separation since this is the nursing home 'no-vistors,' first 30 days policy of a patient's stay. When Grant visits Fiona after the orientation period, he is devastated to find out that not only has she seemingly forgotten him, but she has transferred her affections to another man. As the distance between husband and wife grows, Grant must draw upon his love for Fiona to perform an act of self-sacrifice in order to ensure her happiness.
DVD 5136
Away we go
Burt and Verona are a loving couple. Burt has always wanted to marry Verona, but Verona resists, not seeing the point of the institution. Regardless, they are having a baby together and question their potential parenting abilities. They decide to move closer to Burt's parents so they can share the experience with the baby's grandparents. In Verona's sixth month, she and Burt learn that his parents are moving to Belgium the month before the baby is due. Being mobile people, Burt and Verona decide to move. As they want to share their new family experience with people that they love, they decide to take a trans-continental trip to meet with old friends and relatives. Most of them are married with children of their own, and Burt and Verona want to see where they would like to live and with whom they want to share the experience.
DVD 7020
Awful Doctor Orlof
An obsessed surgeon tries to restore his daughter's fire-scarred face by abducting young women and performing skin graft operations on them. Assisting him is his sadistic slave, Morpho, a "sightless idiot" who occasionally bites his victims and keeps them chained up afterward.
DVD 11279
Awful Dr. Orlof
An obsessed surgeon tries to restore his daughter's fire-scarred face by abducting young women and performing skin graft operations on them. Assisting him is his sadistic slave, Morpho, a "sightless idiot" who occasionally bites his victims and keeps them chained up afterward.
DVD 11279
Awful truth
A separated couple sabotages each other's love affairs while waiting for their divorce decree to become final.
DVD 5839
Awful truth the complete first season /
Shot in his trademark "guerilla video" style, each episode is filled with observations that bridge comedy and controversy and places Michael Moore in the middle of today's hot topics.
DVD 5221
Ayn Rand a sense of life /
This 1998 documentary looks at the life and work of the controversial Russian-born author, Ayn Rand. A sense of life is a flux of events, ideas, emotions and accomplishments - all combining to create a portrait of one woman's genius and point of view.
DVD 2646
Ayn Rand & the prophecy of Atlas shrugged
Takes a look into American author Ayn Rand's background for the ideas and philosophy that inspired and shaped her prophetic novel, Atlas shrugged, and attempts to determine whether America is indeed headed for the disastrous outcome Rand predicted.
DVD 9488
Ayneh The mirror /
When Mina's mother fails to pick her up after school, the little girl sets off by herself and is thrust into a perilous adventure in an adult world.
DVD 3519
Azucar amarga
An idealistic young Cuban Communist sours on the political conditions in his country and is willing to let his girlfriend and family go to take action. Un hombre cubano joven idealista llega a un acuerdo con sus pasiones politica y romanticas en medio de las ruinas de la revolucion cubano.
DVD 1210
Azur & Asmar the princes' quest /
Two infants from very different backgrounds become friends through circumstance, only to become rivals as adults. When the pair work together on a quest to find their princesses, will their true friendship once again shine through?
DVD 9275
Azur et Asmar (Motion picture).
Two infants from very different backgrounds become friends through circumstance, only to become rivals as adults. When the pair work together on a quest to find their princesses, will their true friendship once again shine through?
DVD 9275