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Atomic Blonde

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The crown jewel of Her Majesty's Secret Intelligence Service, Agent Lorraine Broughton is equal parts spycraft, sensuality and savagery, willing to deploy any of her skills to stay alive on her impossible mission. Sent alone into Berlin to deliver a priceless dossier out of the destabilized city, she partners with embedded station chief David Percival to navigate her way through the deadliest game of spies.
DVD
2017
Law (Klaus Reading Room) Map
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Race

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Jesse Owens' quest to become the greatest track and field athlete in history launches him onto the world stage of the 1936 Olympics, where he faces off against Adolf Hitler's vision of Aryan supremacy.
DVD
2016
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Berlin, Symphony of a Great City

At once an invaluable photographic record of life in Weimer Berlin and a timeless demonstration of the cinema's ability to enthrall on a purely visceral level, Berlin, Symphony of a Great City (Berlin, die Symphonie der Grosstadt) offers a kaleidoscopic view of a single day in the life of a bustling metropolis. Carl Mayer (The Last Laugh), influenced by the naturalistic Kammerspiel movement, envisioned "a melody of pictures" sprung from daily reality instead of the stylized artificiality of the studio-bound expressionist film. Following Mayer's rough outline, photographer Karl Freund deployed a team of cameramen to explore the avenues, alleyways and factories of Berlin and secure hidden-camera glimpses of the people and machinery that provide the city with its constant motion. The ma [...]
Online
2016; 1922
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Laugh Clown Laugh [electronic resource]

Laugh Clown Laugh offers a portrait of Berlin based clown Reinhard "Filou" Horstkotte. The role of the clown, for Reinhard, is not just to entertain, but to explore the whole human being including all of the contradictions. For him, there is truly more to being a clown than laughter.
Online
2015; 2013
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Inside the Pergamon and Neues Museums, Berlin [electronic resource]

On the famed "Museum Island" in the river that winds through Berlin are the Pergamon and Neues Museums which display some of the most spectacular objects from the ancient world. In this episode, we pit two skilled warriors against each other to discover why some Viking swords are more deadly than others. We compare an ancient Greek monument with Hitler's podium to discover the secret power of architecture, and then decipher the code embossed on a golden hat that reveals a Bronze Age wizard. We gaze at the incomparable bust of Nefertiti with an historian who believes her beauty secret was more than skin deep, then find out how easy it is to make stone statues explode but how hard it is to put the pieces back together. And finally, we find out why the art the Nazis hated is now display [...]
Online
2012
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Christopher and His Kind

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Based on writer Christopher Isherwood's critically acclaimed memoir, this landmark BBC adaptation gives a fascinating glimpse into the decadent and politically unstable world of 1930s Berlin.
DVD
2011
Clemons (Stacks)
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Unknown

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Dr. Martin Harris awakens after a car accident in Berlin to discover that his wife suddenly doesn't recognize him and another man has assumed his identity. Ignored by disbelieving authorities and hunted by mysterious assassins, he finds himself alone, tired, and on the run. Aided by an unlikely ally, Harris plunges into a deadly mystery, forcing him to question his sanity, his identity, and just how far he's willing to go to uncover the truth.
DVD
2011
Clemons (Stacks)
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The Fall of Berlin

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As the Red Army advanced towards Berlin in early 1945, Germans feared retribution for what their forces had done to the people of the Soviet Union. This classic program incorporates authentic WWII archival film footage and accounts from soldiers on both sides of the battleline on the Eastern Front. Part of the series Battleline.
Online
2008; 1964
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The Good German

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Takes place in the ruins of post-WWII Berlin, where U.S. Army war correspondent Jake Geismar becomes involved with Lena Brandt, a former lover whose missing husband is the object of a manhunt led by both the American and Russian armies. Intrigue mounts as Jake tries to uncover the secrets Lena may be hiding in her desperation to get herself and her husband out of Berlin. Tully is an American soldier working in the U.S. army motor pool who is assigned to drive Jake around Berlin. Tully has black market connections that may be Lena's way out. But he could lead them all into even darker territory.
DVD
2007; 2006
Clemons (Stacks)
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Lost Worlds: Hitler's Supercity

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This documentary examines Hitler's plans for building a new world capital, to be named Germania.
DVD
2006
Clemons (Stacks)
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In Berlin

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Ideal for city trippers who would like to wander off the beaten track and discover the less obvious places, the city's secrets. Includes short items about fashion, clubs, museums, bars, restaurants, hotels, areas, and much more!
DVD
2006
Clemons (Stacks)
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Grand Hotel

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Berlin's plushest, most expensive hotel is the setting where in the words of Dr. Otternschlag "People come, people go. Nothing ever happens.". The doctor is usually drunk so he misses the fact that Baron von Geigern is broke and trying to steal eccentric dancer Grusinskaya's pearls, but ends up stealing her heart instead. Powerful German businessman Preysing brow beats his lowly bookkeeper, Kringelein, but in the end it is Kringelein who holds all the cards. Meanwhile, the Baron also steals the heart of Preysing's mistress, Flaemmchen, but in the end, she doesn't end up with either one of them.
DVD
2004; 1932
Clemons (Stacks)
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The Serpent's Egg

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An American trapeze act comes to pre-World War II Germany and two of the members are trapped inside Berlin after the other commits suicide. They find work with Dr. Vergerus at St. Ana's clinic, and soon discover that all is not what it appears to be.
DVD
2004
Clemons (Stacks)
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Berlin Metamorphoses

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The story of the successes and challenges in reunification, rebuilding and reconciliation of Berlin in the 21st century after the collapse of Communism and the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989. Discusses the Brandenburg Gate, which remained a constant throughout, the new Jewish Museum Berlin, and the changes in foreign relations with the United States after the terrorist attack of September 11, 2001, and over the war in Iraq.
VHS
2003
Ivy (By Request)
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The Berlin Museum Island Complex

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A lecture by Lothar Fehn-Krestas on the restoration and renovation project underway in old Berlin. He discusses the history of the development and the challenges in balancing restoration with renovation for use as a modern museum.
VHS
2002
Ivy (By Request)
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Berlin

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A lecture by Axel Schultes on architecture and space with examples of some of his projects in Berlin.
VHS
2000
Ivy (By Request)
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Berlin [electronic resource]: Changing Center of a Changing Europe

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Examines how Berlin has emergenced as Germany's new democratic capital. Explains how this unified city symbolizes the end of Communism and represents the political and social changes occuring in Germany and throughout Europe.
Online
1996
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The Rise and the Fall of the Berlin Wall

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This program touches on the history of post-war Berlin, concentrating on the period of the Berlin wall from its beginning to its end, and closes with an outlook on Germany after the unification in 1990.
VHS
1991
Ivy (By Request)
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Dateline: 1989, Berlin--

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Very brief summary of 28 years of history colored by the Berlin Wall.
VHS
1990
Ivy (By Request)