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1.

Ubu Roi

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In this expressionistic drama man is depicted in a distorted and exaggerated fashion in order to make fun of ambition, nobility, idealism and government. This was a major influence on the theatre of the absurd.
VHS
1978
Ivy (By Request)
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Hamlet

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First-ever full-text film of Shakespeare's greatest work. Branagh sets this tragic story of the Danish prince tortured by his duty to his murdered father and by the guilt and fear he feels at the prospect of revenge in an opulent 19th-century world.
VHS
2000
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The Trial of the Moke

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Based on the real life story of Lt. Henry Ossian Flipper, the first black graduate of West Point, who was wrongly accused of embezzling government funds.
VHS
2000; 1978
Ivy (By Request)
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La Petite Vendeuse de Soleil: The Little Girl Who Sold the Sun

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Parable uses the struggles of a young crippled girl in Dakar trying to earn her living in the market place selling newspapers to mirror Africa's role in the international marketplace.
VHS
1999
Ivy (By Request)
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La Commune (Paris 1871)

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This film is a lesson in history as well as a demonstration of how history is shaped, and re-shaped, by the tellers of the tale in this particular case, the television news media.
VHS
2000
Ivy (By Request)
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The Broken Jug

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"The play ... pursues the court proceedings dealing with the request for damages by Frau Marthe Rull against Ruprecht, her daughter Eve's lover, whom she accuses of having broken 'the most beautiful of all jugs'. The village judge, Adam, would gladly convict Ruprecht of the crime, were it not for the interference of Gerichtsrat Walter ..." (Oxford comp. to German lit.)
VHS
1996
Ivy (By Request)
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Falstaff: Chimes at Midnight

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Story of the friendship between the bohemian, boisterous Falstaff and the young Prince Hal, the future King of England. It dramatizes the betrayal of that friendship, and Falstaff'S disillusionment when the prince does become king.
VHS
1987; 1967
Ivy (By Request)
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Antigone: A Tragedy

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The Greek tragedy of Sophocles in which King Creon orders Antigone's death for burying her slain brother against the King's desire.
VHS
1990; 1962
Ivy (By Request)
9.

La Commune: (Paris 1871)

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This film is a lesson in history as well as a demonstration of how history is shaped, and re-shaped, by the tellers of the tale in this particular case, the television news media.
VHS
2001; 2000
Ivy (By Request)
10.

Blue

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A young woman is left devastated by the unexpected death of her husband and child. She retreats from the world around her, but is soon reluctantly drawn into an ever-widening web of lies and passion as the dark, secret life of her husband begins to unravel.
VHS
1994; 1993
Ivy (By Request)
11.

Taxi Blues

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A hard-working, patriotic taxi driver starts to go over the edge when he meets up with a flaky, westernized, Jewish jazz musician who represents everything the taxi driver despises ... and secretly desires.
VHS
1992; 1990
Ivy (By Request)
12.

The Emperor Jones: And, Paul Robeson, Tribute to an Artist

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1. Brutus Jones, a fugitive Pullman porter, who jumps ship and becomes the cruel, despotic emperor of a Caribbean island. -- 2. Tribute to an artist celebrates the warmth, dignity, courage, and talent of one of the greatest American artists of all time.
VHS
1993; 1933
Ivy (By Request)
13.

Andrei̐ Rublev

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Story of the famed 15th century icon painter who survives the cruelties of medieval Russia and creates works of art.
VHS
1992; 1966
Ivy (By Request)
14.

Sarabande: Suite No. 4 for Unaccompanied Cello

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A great musician instinctively builds a complex and intimate relationship with his listeners. Director Atom Egoyan's dramatic film explores a number of such relationships, revealing the generosity of spirit and love that flow from Yo-Yo Ma's performance of [J.S.] Bach's Fourth Suite.
VHS
1998; 1997
Ivy (By Request)
15.

Antigone

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The Greek tragedy of Sophocles in which King Creon orders Antigone's death for burying her slain brother against the King's desire.
VHS
1988; 1962
Ivy (By Request)
16.

Bhumika: The Role

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A story based on the book "Sangtye Aika" (in Marathi) by Hansa Wadkar.
VHS
1990; 1977
Ivy (By Request)
17.

Le Moine et la Sorcière: Sorceress

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A drama set in the 13th century concerning a Dominican friar, sent by the Pope to seek out heretics, and a forest woman who performs ancient healing rituals. An historically accurate dramatization of the conflict between ancient customs and religious dogma.
VHS
1988; 1987
Ivy (By Request)
18.

Picture Bride

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A beautiful Japanese young woman goes to Hawaii to marry a man she knows only through his picture. Although she is disappointed when he turns out to be older than his picture led her to believe, she finds that life in this new land is more exciting and satisfying than she expected.
Laserdisc
1995
Ivy (By Request)
19.

Othello

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A great man's vanity is manipulated by a jealous aide to bring about his downfall. Betrayal, deception and murder end the friendship between Othello, Desdemona, and Iago.
Laserdisc
1996; 1995
Ivy (By Request)
20.

Brothers

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One of the first "problem plays" in European literature, this social comedy presents the problem of which approach -- tolerance or discipline -- is more successful in rearing children.
VHS
1996
Ivy (By Request)