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From Mambo to Hip-Hop: A Bronx Tale

From Mambo to Hip-Hop: A Bronx Tale is a documentary that tells a story about the creative life of the South Bronx, beginning with the Puerto Rican migration and the adoption of Cuban rhythms to create the New York salsa sound; continuing with the fires that destroyed the neighborhood; chronicling the rise of hip hop from the ashes; and ending with reflections on the power of the neighborhood's music to ensure the survival of several generations of its residents.
Online
2013; 2008
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A Bronx Tale

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A devoted father battles a local crime boss for the life of his son. Growing up on the racially divided mean streets of 1960s New York, 11-year-old Italian-American Calogero, known as 'C,' idolizes sophisticated local mob boss Sonny, despite stern warnings from his working-class father. When 'C' gets older and defies his dad in order to join Sonny's dangerous gang, he finds that life is never black and white.
DVD
2011
Clemons (Stacks)
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80 Blocks From Tiffany's

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"The most disturbing aspect of this film is that it is all REAL! Only the film-maker like Gary Weis, with strong youth and counter-culture credentials (including his numerous productions for the original Saturday Night Live), could penetrate the mental and physical fortresses constructed by the young toughs who prowl the New York streets in gangs. Weis gets on the inside of these gangs and exposes their illegal activities, their techniques, their reasons, their girls, and the cops who interact with them." -- Container.
DVD
2010; 1979
Clemons (Stacks)
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Wild Style

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The slender story line of "Wild Style" features red-hot graffiti artist Zoro. He's got girl and family trouble, but is discovered by a reporter, and thus embarks on a journey from outsider to gallery artist. This low-budget art movie is almost documentary in that it includes a who's who of early hip-hop, which was a creative movement played out in Bronx basements, kitchens, dingy bars, and on stoops, one of many things to do on Saturday night. The film is a panoply of the war-zone streets that birthed hip-hop, freestyle MCs, break dancing, and beautifully, meticulously tagged subway trains from the days when hip-hop was more than just music--it was a small, self-selecting, micro youth culture as specific to New York as the Statue of Liberty. The film is a fascinating time capsule for [...]
DVD
2007
Clemons (Stacks)
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Bronx River Restoration [electronic resource]

In the 1600s, New York City's Bronx River was a drinking water source and a sylvan haven for beaver, oysters, and herring. It became blighted as urbanization progressed, transforming into an industrial power source, an open sewer, and a garbage dump. Today, landscape ecologists are reconstructing the waterway's ecological history as a reference point for its restoration effort. In this science bulletin, conservation teams coax new life into the Bronx River as they restock it with native fish, lay down oyster beds, and remove invasive species along its shores.
Online
2006
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Hangin' With the Homeboys

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Four young friends spend a crazy night on the streets of Manhattan that quickly turns into a night they'll never forget.
DVD
2004
Clemons (Stacks)
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I Like It Like That

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A married couple face difficulties as she gets a job uptown and he lands in jail. With a meddling mother-in-law, can this marriage survive.
DVD
2004; 1994
Clemons (Stacks)
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Empire

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The tough, gritty streets of the South Bronx meets the white-collar world of Wall Street, as a charismatic Latino gangster tries to escape from his criminal past. He tries to make a legitimate life for himself, only to discover that the price he must pay for his new lifestyle will end up costing him more than he ever imagined.
DVD
2003; 2002
Clemons (Stacks)
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Awake and Sing

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A portrait of a Jewish family in a Bronx tenement perfectly captures the spirit of the Depression years.
DVD
2002; 1972
Clemons (Stacks)
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Awake and Sing [electronic resource]

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A portrait of a Jewish family in a Bronx tenement perfectly captures the spirit of the Depression years.
Online
2002; 1972
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Just Looking

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A fourteen year old boy spends his summer in Queens with his binoculars, trying to catch an adult couple in the act of physical love.
DVD
2000
Clemons (Stacks)
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The Miracle of Intervale Avenue

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The South Bronx in New York City, an area that was once predominately Jewish, is now a decaying neighborhood whose population is largely Hispanic and Black. This program examines the people who choose to live and work in the South Bronx, in particular the tiny community of elderly Jews determined to survive. The Jewish remnant, together with members of the community struggle to keep the s
VHS
1997
Ivy (By Request)