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1.

Medium Cool

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The story of the working world and romantic life of a television cameraman is a visceral, lasting cinematic snapshot of the era, climaxing with an extended sequence shot right in the middle of the riots surrounding the Democratic National Convention in Chicago. An inventive commentary on the pleasures and dangers of wielding a camera, Medium Cool is as prescient a political film as Hollywood has ever produced.
BookDVD
2013; 1969
Clemons (Stacks)
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Anatomy of a Murder

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A small-town Michigan lawyer takes on a difficult case: that of a young Army lieutenant accused of murdering the local tavern owner who he believes raped his wife. A gripping, envelope-pushing courtroom drama, Anatomy of a murder was groundbreaking for the frankness of its discussion of sex. More than anything else, it is a striking depiction of the power of words. With its outstanding supporting cast and influential jazz score by Duke Ellington, it is an American movie landmark.
DVD
2012; 1959
Law (Klaus Reading Room) Map
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Here Comes Mr. Jordan

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Boxer Joe Pendleton dies 50 years too soon due to a heavenly mistake, and is given a new life as a millionaire playboy.
DVD
2016; 1941
Clemons (Stacks)
4.

Certified Copy: Copie Conforme

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What seems at first to be a straightforward tale of two people getting to know each other over the course of an afternoon gradually reveals itself as something richer, stranger, and trickier: a mind-bending reflection on authenticity, in art as well as in relationships. Both cerebrally and emotionally engaging, reminds us that love itself is an enigma.
DVD
2012
Clemons (Stacks)
5.

¡Alambrista!: The Illegal

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A farmworker sneaks across the border from Mexico into California in an effort to make money to send to his family back home. It is a story that happens every day, told here in an uncompromising, groundbreaking work of realism from American independent filmmaker Robert M. Young. Vivid and spare where other films about illegal immigration might sentimentalize, Young's take on the subject is equal parts intimate character study and gripping road movie, a political work.
DVD
2012; 1977
Clemons (Stacks)
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Make Way for Tomorrow

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After losing their house to foreclosure, an elderly couple is separated when none of their five children will take them in together.
BookDVD
2009
Clemons (Stacks)
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Bigger Than Life

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A friendly schoolteacher turns violent when he becomes addicted to a painkiller he is prescribed for a painful health problem.
DVD
2010
Clemons (Stacks)
8.

Viridiana

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Viridiana, who is about to become a nun, does her utmost to maintain her Catholic principles, but her lecherous uncle and a motley assemblage of paupers force her to confront the limits of her idealism.
DVD
2006
Clemons (Stacks)
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Le Mani Sulla Città: Hands Over the City

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The structure of power and the facade of democracy are explored in this political exposé of corruption in Naples. Following the fatal collapse of a tenement building, an investigation reveals that profits from municipal developments are going to city council members and developers in backroom negotiations.
DVD
2006; 1963
Clemons (Stacks)
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The Ice Storm

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Thanksgiving 1973. The climate is changing, both politically and physically. As the Watergate scandal unfolds in the background, the inhabitants of a small Conneticut town begin to slip into an existentialist void. Social taboos are shattered on whims and the line between adult authority and juvenile irresponsibility is practically nonexistant. Focuses on the Hood and Carver families. Chronicles a brief period of rapid moral deterioration. Their actions - including adultery, sexual experimentation, drug use and petty crimes - become increasingly unpredictable and impulsive. Once the 'ice storm' hits, though, reality sinks in, and the severity of their situation becomes all to apparent.
DVD
2008
Clemons (Stacks)
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Sawdust and Tinsel: Gycklarnas Afton

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A relationship between a turn-of-the-century traveling circus owner and his performer girlfriend suddenly changes, when they pull into the town where the owner's wife and children live, whom he hasn't seen in three years.
DVD
2007; 1953
Clemons (Stacks)
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Yoidore Tenshi

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A yakuza mobster suffering from tuberculosis enters into an unusual relationship with an alcoholic doctor.
DVD
2007; 1948
Clemons (Stacks)
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Muerte de Un Ciclista: Death of a Cyclist

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Upper-class geometry professor Juan and his wealthy, married mistress María José, driving back from a late-night rendezvous, accidentally hit a cyclist and run. The resulting tale of guilt, infidelity, and blackmail reveals the wide gap between the rich and the poor in Spain and surveys the corrept ethics of a society seduced by decadence.
DVD
2008; 1955
Clemons (Stacks)
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Late Spring

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A widowed father feels compelled to marry off his beloved only daughter.
DVD
2006; 1949
Clemons (Stacks)
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A Canterbury Tale

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Follow three modern-day incarnations of Chaucer's pilgrims - a landgirl, an American GI, and a British sergeant waylaid in the English countryside, forced to solve a bizarre village crime en route to a mythical town.
BookDVD
2006
Clemons (Stacks)
16.

Sweetie

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Jane Campion, director of The Piano, will always be remembered for this stunning debut feature. The focus of this film is the hazardous relationship between button-down, superstitious Kay, and her rampaging sister, 'Sweetie.'
DVD
2006; 1989
Clemons (Stacks)
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Bad Timing

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Amid the decaying elegance of cold-war Vienna, psychoanalyst Dr. Alex Linden becomes mired in an erotically charged affair with the elusive Milena Flaherty.
DVD
2005; 1980
Clemons (Stacks)
18.

Akahige: Red Beard

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A vain young doctor learns a valuable lesson from the dedicated director of a clinic for destitute patients.
DVD
2002; 1965
Clemons (Stacks)
19.

The Last Wave

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The story of a lawyer defending a group of aboriginals accused of murder. The lawyer feels the pull of magic forces beneath the surface of civilization.
DVD
2001; 1977
Clemons (Stacks)
20.

Sweet Movie

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Miss Canada wins the contest of the "most virgin" Miss Monde 1984 and the prize is marriage to a milk industry tycoon along with his 50 billion dollars fortune. During their honeymoon, Miss Canada does not accept the "golden" penis of her husband, and with the help of black man Jeremiah Muscle, she runs away to Paris. There she meets a Latin singer, El Macho, they have intercourse in the Eiffel Tower and get stuck together. She moves to a weird anarchic community and later becomes an actress working in a chocolate advertisement. Meanwhile, the revolutionary, pedophile, and mad killer Anna Planeta makes candy in her boat while sailing through the canals of a city that seems to be Amsterdam. She meets the sailor Potemkin and they have a torrid affair. Meanwhile, she uses her candies to [...]
DVD
2007; 1974
Clemons (Stacks)