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1.

La Meglio Gioventù: The Best of Youth

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Divided by politics but bonded by blood, Italian brothers Nicola and Matteo find their paths intersecting through some of the most tumultuous events in recent history. Produced for Italian television, but never broadcast; released theatrically instead.
DVD
2006; 2003
Clemons (Stacks)
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Ladri de Biciclette: Bicycle Thieves

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In post-WWII poverty-stricken Rome, a man struggles to earn a living for himself and his family. When his bicycle and main means of support is stolen, with his young son in tow, he attempts to find the thief.
DVD
2007; 1949
Clemons (Stacks)
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Django

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A lone gunman dragging his own coffin behind him joins downtrodden townspeople to battle a sadistic colonel with his band of religious fanatics.
DVD
2010; 1966
Clemons (Stacks)
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Facing Windows

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Giovanna is a young working-class wife and mother, who has no time for the senile elderly man her husband has rescued from the streets. But as she uncovers the stranger's secrets, it unlocks a freedom within her heart she never expected; a freedom that will lead her to the arm of a neighbor she secretly adores, and to fulfillment her husband and family cannot provide.
DVD
2004; 2003
Clemons (Stacks)
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Renée Fleming & Dmitri Horostovsky: A Musical Odyssey in St Petersburg

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DVD
2010; 2009
Clemons (Stacks)
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Il Generale Della Rovere

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Film of intrigue and heroism within the Italian underground during the German occupation of Italy. Emanuele Bardone, a petty con man, fleeces his victims by posing as a colonel. Persuaded by the Germans to impersonate a partisan leader they have killed, he assumes the admirable qualities of the heroic officer and the German plan backfires.
DVD
2009; 1959
Clemons (Stacks)
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La Tigre e la Neve: The Tiger and the Snow

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Soon after the start of hostilities in Iraq, Rome-based, love-struck poet and lecturer Attilio heads to Baghdad when he learns from his friend, an Iraqi poet, that the woman he loves has been critically injured in a bomb explosion. Attilio does everything in his power to save her, risking his own life amidst the chaos of war.
DVD
2007; 2005
Clemons (Stacks)
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Berlinguer: I Love You

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The story of Mario Cioni and his strange relationship with his mother.
DVD
2005; 1977
Clemons (Stacks)
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La Balia: The Nanny

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Rome, early 20th century: a wealthy psychiatrist, who runs an asylum for women and lacks imagination in his practice, must find a wet nurse for his infant when his wife panics after childbirth. He brings a peasant, Annette, to Rome, forcing her to leave her own baby behind. To the consternation and increasing anger of the wife, the nanny immediately bonds with the couple's infant son - Annette's a natural. Against a backdrop of leftist demonstrations, Annette, who's lover is a teacher jailed for subversion, asks the doctor to teach her to read and write. Her nature and curiosity, the doctor's bland ideas, he and his wife's problems, and the two infants bring the story to a head.
DVD
2003
Clemons (Stacks)
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Pinocchio

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A wooden puppet has a series of adventures on his way to becoming "a real boy."
DVD
2003; 2002
Clemons (Stacks)
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Alcina: Dramma Per Musica in Tre Atti (1735)

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DVD
2000; 1999
Clemons (Stacks)
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Don Gregorio: Melodramma Giocoso in Due Atti

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DVD
2008; 2007
Clemons (Stacks)
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Mozart: Idomeneo

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King Crete, returning from the Trojan wars, vows to sacrifice the first living creature he meets, only to be met by his own son.
DVD
2008; 1969
Clemons (Stacks)
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Travolti DA Un Insolito Destino Nell'azzurro Mare D'agosto: Swept Away

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Set against the backdrop of the beautiful Mediterranean, Swept Away is Lina Wertmuller's most famous and controversial film about sex, love, and politics.
DVD
2006; 1974
Clemons (Stacks)
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Cinema Paradiso

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A filmmaker returns to his Sicilian hometown for the first time in 30 years and looks back on his life.
DVD
2006
Law (Klaus Reading Room) Map
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Ludwig

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An operatic portrait of Ludwig II, the 19th century mad king of Bavaria. Tormented by his unrequited love for his cousin, Empress Elisabeth of Austria, coupled with his obsession for the music of Wagner, Ludwig retreats into a fantasy world. He builds fairytale castles and ultimately loses his already-fragile grip on his sanity.
DVD
2008; 1972
Clemons (Stacks)
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Night of the Shooting Stars

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It is the Night of San Lorenzo, the night when dreams come true. While watching shooting stars, Cecilia tells her son about a similar night in 1944, when she was six years old, and the residents of San Martino, her small Tuscan hometown, struggled against Nazi oppression during the final days of WWII.
DVD
2008; 1982
Clemons (Stacks)
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L'ultimo Bacio: The Last Kiss

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Parenthood stirs up a wealth of mixed emotions in this drama from Italy. Carlo and Giulia are a couple in their late twenties who discover they are going to have a baby. Even though Carlo has already settled down, he sees parenthood as the first step towards becoming the sort of middle-class suburbanite he's never respected. Carlo's friends are also having mixed feelings about the onset of maturity: Adriano can't decide if he should go through with his marriage to Livia, Paolo is trying to find a way out of going into business with his father, and Alberto is seducing as many women as possible. Meanwhile, Giulia is having her own misgivings about parenthood, and her mother Anna is torn between happiness for her daughter and dread that she's now old enough to be a grandmother; Anna's m [...]
DVD
2001
Clemons (Stacks)
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Il Sant' Alessio: Dramma Musicale En Trois Actes (1631)

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Conductor William Christie has put together a new production of this moving work which employs a remarkable eight countertenors.
DVD
2008; 2007
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)