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At Eternity's Gate

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The last years of the great Dutch painter Vincent van Gogh are dramatized. The focus is on the time the artist spent in Ales and Auvers-sur-Oise, France. The art of painting itself and the painter's relationship with the concept of infinity are central themes. Not an exhaustive overview of all events in the final years of Van Gogh's life, but focuses on key elements the artist experienced as he struggled with mental turmoil and produced some of his greatest masterpieces.
DVD
2019; 2018
Law (Klaus Reading Room) Map
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Colette

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After marrying 'Willy', a successful Parisian writer, Colette is transplanted to the intellectual and artistic splendor of Paris. Willy convinces Colette to ghostwrite a semi-autobiographical novel about a witty and brazen country girl named Claudine, sparking a bestseller and a cultural sensation, inspiring additional Claudine novels. Colette's fight over creative ownership and gender roles drives her to overcome societal constraints, revolutionizing literature, fashion and sexual expression.
DVD
2018
Clemons (Stacks)
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Final Portrait

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In the 1960s, renowned artist Alberto Giacometti requests for the writer James Lord to become the subject of one of his portraits. Although this seems like an innocent suggestion at first, Lord is quickly drawn into the strange web of Giacometti's beautiful, controversial and difficult world. The portrait sitting becomes so much more than what it seems at face value, and Lord's entire life sits on the precipice due to his association with the wildly talented artist.
DVD
2018; 2017
Law (Klaus Reading Room) Map
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Back to Burgundy

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After a decade abroad, Jean learns of his father's failing health and returns to run the family vineyard with his strong-willed sister, Juliette, and his responsible younger brother, Jeremie. As four seasons and two harvests go by in picturesque Burgundy, the siblings have to reinvent their relationship and learn to trust each in this tender and finely-textured saga.
DVD
2018; 2017
Law (Klaus Reading Room) Map
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Lumiere's First Picture Shows

Workers Leaving the Lumiere Factory, The Gardener, Arrival of a Train at La Ciot Station and many more are on display in Lumiere's First Picture Show; a collection of firsts from the filmakers that started a business of film production, exhibition and distribution. The acknowledged birth of film history was December 28, 1895 when the first paying audience gathered at the Grand Cafe on Boulevard des Capucines, Paris, for a performance of films on the Cinematographe of brothers Louis and Auguste Lumiere. This program is mostly reproduced from a collection of original Lumiere films unearthed in 1972 from a basement storage area in the Los Angeles County Museum of Natural History. They were copied using an original Cinematographe as a printer. The program includes twenty films from 1895- [...]
Online
2018; 1898
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Dunkirk

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A World War II thriller about the evacuation of Allied troops from the French city of Dunkirk before Nazi forces can take hold.
DVDBlu-Ray
2017
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Beauty and the Beast

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The journey of Belle, a bright and independent young woman who takes her father's place as the prisoner of a beast in his castle. As Belle befriends the castle's enchanted staff, she and the Beast slowly begin to look beyond their initial reactions to each other and see who they truly are. But back in Belle's village, her father's fears for her safety drive him to rally the villagers to free Belle from the castle--a plan that goes awry, with dangerous consequences, when Belle's would-be suitor Gaston twists the rally into a mob and leads an attack on the castle.
DVD
2017
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Allied

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The story of intelligence officer Max Vatan, who in 1942 North Africa encounters French Resistance fighter Marianne Beausejour on a deadly mission behind enemy lines. Reunited in London, their relationship is threatened by the extreme pressures of the war.
DVD
2017; 2016
Law (Klaus Reading Room) Map
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2 Days in Paris

A European vacation intended to repair the tattered relationship between Jack, an American, and Marion, a French native, only dismantles further by the time they arrive in Paris to visit Marion's family. The city brings out aspects of Marion that only alienates the neurotic Jack further. From her in-your-face politics to the former boyfriends who seem to surface at every cafe they visit. The most romantic city in the world could possibly mean the end to this couple's romance.
Online
2017; 2007
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Hunting for ISIS Radicals in France

Intelligence officials are searching for clues to prevent more attacks and a Muslim mother shares how her teenage son almost joined ISIS.
Online
2017; 2016
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Five Miles to Midnight

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A poor Parisian couple embark upon a simple get-rich-quick-scheme only to find themselves hurtling blindly down a winding road of desperation, deceit and madness.
DVD
2016; 1962
Clemons (Stacks)
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Paris Noir: African Americans in the City of Light

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Documentary about the migration of pioneering African Americans to France and the impact both cultures had on each other. Through the use of rare photographs and stock footage, period music, and commentary by leading experts, it weaves stories and themes from World War I, the Jazz Age of the 1920s up to the German occupation of WWII.
DVD
2016
Clemons (Stacks)
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April and the Extraordinary World

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A family of scientists is on the brink of a powerful discovery when a mysterious force suddenly abducts them, leaving their young daughter April behind. Years later, April carries on her family's research in secret with her cat, Darwin, but soon finds herself at the center of a shadowy conspiracy and on the run from government agents, bicycle-powered airships, and cyborg rat spies!
DVDBlu-Ray
2016
Clemons (Stacks)
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Joan of Arc

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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
2016; 1999
Clemons (Stacks)
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The Walk

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In 1974, Philippe Petit assembled a team to help him achieve his dream of walking between the World Trade Center towers.
DVD
2016; 2015
Law (Klaus Reading Room) Map
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Melies' Magic

With original archive footage, film excerpts and reconstructions, the life and career of Georges Méliès, who elaborated most of the techniques that have been used throughout the century. Including original archive footage, film excerpts and reconstructions, this extraordinary documentary retraces the life and career of Georges Méliès, who visualized and elaborated most of the techniques that have been used throughout the century (special effects, trucquage, coloring, backdrops and costumes). Georges Méliès is the ancestor of Disney, Spielberg and Lucas. All at once author, producer, director and decorator, he is the legendary pioneer of the cinematographic show. Witnesses and historians tell his story, guiding us throughout this exciting discovery of his life, his art and the unique [...]
Online
2016; 2000
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A Nation Divided: The Charlie Hebdo Aftermath

When gunmen shot dead 12 people in the attacks on Charlie Hebdo magazine, the hashtag "Je Suis Charlie" seemed to unify France. But for many young Muslims it was a symbol of their growing alienation from mainstream French society, where the right-wing Front Nationale is now the leading party for the under-35s. British journalist and comedian Shaista Aziz travels to France to find out why the country has become so divided. As the country reels from attacks carried out by French Muslim extremists, she meets the ordinary young Muslims who feel rejected by their country, with some even hiding their Muslim identity to get work. Shaista confronts the far-right youth organizations who believe foreigners should be repatriated. In a rare interview, she speaks to Dieudonne, the controversial c [...]
Online
2016; 2015
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The Art of Baroque Dance [electronic resource]: Folies d'Espagne From Page to Stage

This film layers historic architectural and artistic images to provide an in-depth view of the process of recreating Baroque dance. Based on a notation system devised by 17th century dance masters Raoul-Auger Feuillet and Pierre Beauchamps under King Louis XIV, it exemplifies five important characteristics of French Baroque dance: dance notation, treatment of space, arm embellishments, relation to music, and interpretation by the individual dancer. Written and directed by choreographer and dance historian Natalie van Parys.
Online
2015; 2006