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France '44: The Encirclement at Nancy

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Army University Press presents "France 44: the encirclement at Nancy," a World War II documentary. This 48 minute film focuses on US Army XII Corps' crossing of the Moselle River as part of the Lorraine Campaign in September 1944. The film records historical footage and photographs, virtual terrain, animated maps, digitally-created doctrine graphics, and includes lessons from current U.S. Army doctrine, specifically encirclement operations and tactics as well as passage of lines.
Video OtherOnline
2020
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Sacellum Mirabile: Nouvelles Études Sur la Chapelle de Claude d'Urfé

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Résultat de plusieurs années de travail menées entre France, Italie et États- Unis, ce livre jette un regard nouveau sur Claude d'Urfé (1501-1558) et sur la chapelle qu'il a fait édifier au château de la Bastie, mêlant modèles français et italiens. Désignée au XVIIe siècle comme une sacellum mirabile (± petite église qui suscite l'admiration), la chapelle est démantelée en 1874. Le DVD qui accompagne le livre présente une reconstitution virtuelle en 3D de la chapelle telle qu'elle se présentait au moment de sa consécration à la Renaissance.
BookDVD
2019
Fine Arts (Stacks)
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Transit

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Georg, a German refugee, flees to Marseille assuming the identity of a recently deceased writer whose papers he is carrying. There he delves into the delicate and complex culture of the refugee community, becoming enmeshed in the lives of a young mother and son and falling for a mysterious woman named Marie.
DVD
2019; 2018
Clemons (Stacks)
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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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Birago Diop: Poète, Conteur

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Birago Diop was a pioneer of African letters. But while many young writers used poetry to express themselves, he chose to work at the heart of the African literary world, adopting oral traditions as tale and novel. In this film, Birago Diop evokes his memories: coming from the old Saint-Louisian bourgeoisie, attending Faidherbe High School, and coming to France to study veterinary medicine, an opportunity for him to participate in the core of African Presence.
DVD
2019; 1982
Clemons (Stacks)
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Afrique Sur Seine

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Shows 1950s Paris from the cinematic perspective of a group of African immigrants.
DVD
2019; 1955
Clemons (Stacks)
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Iba Ndiaye: Portrait D'un Peintre

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An interview conducted by the filmmaker Paulin Vieyra, in which the painter Iba Ndiaye recalls key moments of his life. He begins with his childhood in Senegal and his studies at the Lycee Faidherbe in St. Louis of Senegal where he was drawn to design and graphic arts. Next he leaves for France where he ultimately decides to live. However, his African nature and its sweeping horizons remain his main sources of inspiration.
DVD
2019; 1983
Clemons (Stacks)
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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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Westfront 1918: Vier von Der Infanterie

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G.W. Pabst brought the war movie into a new era with his first sound film, a mercilessly realistic depiction of the nightmare that scarred a generation, in the director's native Germany and beyond. Digging into the trenches with four infantrymen stationed in France in the final months of World War I, Pabst illustrates the harrowing ordeals of battle with unprecedented naturalism, as the men are worn away in body and spirit by firefights, and the disillusion that greets them on the home front.
DVD
2018; 1930
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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Visages Villages =: Faces Places

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Filmmaker Agnes Varda and photographer JR set out on a trip through France to meet locals and produce epic sized murals and form an unlikely friendship along the way.
DVD
2018; 2017
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La Permanence =: On Call

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"We find ourselves in the walk-in healthcare centre at the Avicenne Hospital in Bobigny, close to the Parisian suburbs, and that's the world that we see paraded before our eyes, a world of suffering, a world of migrants with physical and psychological injuries intensified by their journeys to France and the extreme precariousness of their daily lives. Within the confined microcosm of a single room, a general practitioner, aided by a psychiatrist, tries, under no illusion, to repair bodies and minds." -- Container.
DVD
2018; 2016
Clemons (Stacks)
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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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Nocturama

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A group of tense, shifty adolescents prowl the streets and subways of Paris, learning through carefully delineated sequences that they're already well underway with a bombing plot. And then it becomes something familiar, yet altogether different, as these subversives tuck away inside a shopping mall and lose themselves in consumer culture.
DVD
2018; 2016
Clemons (Stacks)
17.

Nos Années Folles

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"The true love story of Paul and Louise who get married on the eve of WWI. Injured, Paul deserts. Louise decides to hide him dressed as a woman. He soon becomes "Suzanne" a Parisian celebrity in the Roaring 20's. When granted amnesty, he is challenged to live as a man again."--UniFrance website.
DVD
2018; 2017
Clemons (Stacks)
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Un Village Français = Season 7 : Series Finale 1945: A French Village

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"A French village ... chronicles the impact of World War II on a small village in central France. The series follows the lives of the villagers during the war as their lives become irrevocably changed by the German occupation and its aftermath. The Germans arrive in June 1940; the occupation will go on for five years and will reveal the strengths, weaknesses and secrets of the characters as they come under the pressures of war"--Container.
DVD
2018; 2017
Clemons (Stacks)
19.

Il a Déjà Tes Yeux

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"When French-African couple Paul and Sali discover the longed-for baby they are about to adopt is white, family chaos and confrontation ensue."--IMDb (viewed 7/27/2017).
DVD
2017
Clemons (Stacks)
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120 Battements Par Minute =: 120 Beats Per Minute

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In Paris in the early 1990s, a group of activists goes to battle for those stricken with HIV/AIDS, taking on sluggish government agencies and major pharmaceutical companies in bold, invasive actions. The organization is ACT UP, and its members, many of them gay and HIV-positive, embrace their mission with a literal life-or-death urgency. Amid rallies, protests, fierce debates and ecstatic dance parties, the newcomer Nathan falls in love with Sean, the group's radical firebrand, and their passion sparks against the shadow of mortality as the activists fight for a breakthrough.
DVD
2017
Clemons (Stacks)