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1.

The Death of Stalin

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When the tyrannical ruler Stalin dies, his hapless inner circle scrambles to come up with the next evolution of the revolution, but it's clear everyone is really out for themselves. Proof that comedy, like politics, is all in the execution.
DVD
2018
Law (Klaus Reading Room) Map
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Le Chat du Rabbin =: The Rabbi's Cat

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A cat belonging to a widowed Rabbi and his beautiful daughter eats the family parrot and miraculously gains the ability to speak. Along with the power of speech comes unparalleled sardonic wit, and the cat spares no group or individual as he skewers faith, tradition and authority. The delivery of a box from Russia further complicates things when a painter is discovered inside, more dead than alive. He is on a quest for a hidden tribe and its mythical city in Africa.
DVD
2013; 2011
Clemons (Stacks)
3.

The Man Who Saved the World

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With "Operation Able Archer" in the fall of 1983 Ronald Reagan convinced the Soviet Union that NATO was about to launch a nuclear first strike. On 26 September 1983, the nuclear early warning system of the Soviet Union twice reported the launch of USAF Minuteman intercontinental ballistic missiles from bases in the United States. These missile attack warnings were correctly identified as a false alarm by Stanislav Yevgrafovich Petrov, an officer of the Soviet Air Defence Forces. This decision is seen as having prevented a retaliatory nuclear attack based on erroneous data on the United States and its NATO allies, which would have probably resulted in nuclear war and the deaths of hundreds of millions of people. Investigation of the satellite warning system later confirmed that the sy [...]
DVD
2015
Clemons (Stacks)
4.

The Americans: The Complete Fourth Season

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Two undercover KGB agents pose as a married American couple in order to spy on the United States government during the Cold War.
DVD
2016
Clemons (Stacks)
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The Americans: The Complete Third Season

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In this thrilling third season, Philip and Elizabeth must deal with the revelation of their true identities as Russian spies, while their assignments grow more dangerous and corrupt. Meanwhile, Stan's past association with a double agent causes some trouble in the bureau.
DVD
2015
Clemons (Stacks)
6.

Happiness =: Le Bonheur

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"This two-disc set includes Chris Marker's tribute to Russian film director Alexander Medvedkin, Medvedkin's silent classic 'Happiness' (1934), and loads of extras." ; "Based on the life and work of the Russian film director Alexander Medvedkin (1900-1989), 'The last bolshevik' is a tribute from one filmmaker to another. An archeological expedition into film history that reveals new cinematic treasures, the film prompts a reflection on the relation between art and politics in the former Soviet Union. The film captures the commitment, energy, struggles, illusions and disillusions of a believing but never naïve bolshevik. From Medvedkin's classic 1934 satire 'Happiness', and the 'film train' which he directed in the 1930s, to his sardonic comedies and bitter war newsreels, Chris Marker [...]
DVD
2007
Clemons (Stacks)
7.

One Day in the Life of Andreĭ Arsenʹevich

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One day in the life of Andreĭ Arsenʹevich : this documentary is a homage to post-War Russian filmmaker Andrei Tarkovsky by his friend and colleague renowned French filmmaker Chris Marker. Marker draws parallels between Tarkovsky's life and films, offering an original insight into the usually reclusive director. Incorporating extensive film clips, journal entries, personal musings, and behind-the-scenes footage of Tarkovsky obsessively commanding his entire crew and of candid moments with his friends and family, this is a personal and loving portrait of the monumental filmmaker.; In the dark: one day of an elderly blind man who lives in a small apartment in suburban Moscow with only his white cat to keep him company as he weaves baskets to give to strangers on the street.; Three songs [...]
DVD
2010; 1999
Clemons (Stacks)
8.

The Russian Woodpecker

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Investigates the theory that the 1986 Chernobyl nuclear disaster in Ukraine had been orchestrated by the Soviet Union as a screen for the decommissioning of the Duga (i.e., Woodpecker) ballistic missle advance warning system (based in the vicinity of the reactor) because of the inevitable change in relations between Ukraine and what was soon to become post-Cold War Russia.
DVD
2016; 2015
Clemons (Stacks)
9.

Battle for Sevastopol =: Bitva Za Sevastopolʹ

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"Lyudmila Pavlichenko, who was a legendary female sniper. Soldiers were at war with her name on their lips, but the enemy was trying to catch her. At war she met death and suffering, but her real test was love, which the war could take away from her."--From container.
DVD
2015
Clemons (Stacks)
10.

Red Army

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A feature documentary about the Soviet Union and the most successful dynasty in sports history: the Red Army hockey team. Told from the perspective of its captain Slava Fetisov, the story portrays his transformation from national hero to political enemy. The film examines how sport mirrors social and cultural movements and parallels the rise and fall of the Red Army team with the Soviet Union.
DVD
2015; 2014
Clemons (Stacks)
11.

Buddha's Little Finger

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"It is the 1991 coup in the Soviet Union. Pyotr Voyd, a young gangster awakes in the notorious prison of Lubyanka, captured by the KGB. During the interrogation process he loses his memory and believes that he is a Russian Revolutionary poet in 1919 where he joins the real-life Red Army hero Vasily Chapayev and his sidekick machine gunner Anna." -- Rohfilm website.
DVD
2016; 2014
Clemons (Stacks)
12.

Pawn Sacrifice

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In a gripping true story set during the height of the Cold War, American chess prodigy Bobby Fischer finds himself caught between two superpowers when he challenges the Soviet Empire. It chronicles Fischer's terrifying struggles with genius and madness, and the rise and fall of a kid from Brooklyn who captured the imagination of the world.
DVD
2015
Law (Klaus Reading Room) Map
13.

K Evrei͡am Vsego Mira: An Appeal to the Jews of the World

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This Soviet newsreel from Aug. 30, 1941 shows the participants in a radio broadcast in which leading Russian Jewish intellectuals and artists spoke to Jews, exhorting them to support the Soviet Union in its fight against fascism. This meeting of Jewish leaders and the broadcast led to the formation of the Jewish Antifascist Committee in 1942.
DVD
2007
Clemons (Stacks)
14.

The Americans: Season 2.

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Technological advances have escalated Cold War tensions to an all-time high, and undercover KGB operatives Elizabeth and Philip Jennings face the growing threat of discovery. As their assignments grow more deadly, their family is in more danger, and their loyalties are tested like never before.
DVD
2014
Clemons (Stacks)
15.

Vlasov, General for Two Devils: Russian Volunteers in Hitler's Army

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This documentary film examines the role of one of World War II's most controversial figures, Soviet General Andrei Vlasov, who was involved in an attempt to launch a Nazi-sponsored "Russian Liberation Army" against Stalin's regime after he was captured by the German Wehrmacht. Includes newly-found film footage and interviews with Vlasov's surviving associates.
DVD
2004; 1995
Clemons (Stacks)
16.

Moscow on the Hudson

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Vladimir Ivanoff (Williams), a circus saxophonist, defects from his touring troupe in Bloomingdale's in New York. He moves into the crowded Harlem flat of a black security guard and begins to adjust to life in the USA.
DVD
2014; 1984
Clemons (Stacks)
17.

Prestuplenie I Nakazanie

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Raskolnikov, an impoverished ex-law student, kills an old pawnbroker and her sister, perhaps for money, perhaps to prove a theory about being above the law. He comes to police attention through normal procedures (he was the victim's client), but his outbursts make him the prime suspect of the clever Porfiry. Meanwhile, life swirls around Raskolnikov: his mother and sister come to the city followed by two older men seeking his sister's hand; he meets a drunken clerk who is then killed in a traffic accident, and he falls in love with the man's daughter, Sonia, a young prostitute. She urges him to confess, promising to follow him to Siberia. Will he accept responsibility?
DVD
2004; 1970
Clemons (Stacks)
18.

The Americans: The Complete First Season

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Secrets can be deadly in this suspenseful thriller about undercover Russian spies in 1980s Washington D.C. Phillip and Elizabeth Jennings seem to be a typical suburban couple, but they're actually lethal KGB agents plotting to bring down America. As the Cold War escalates, Philip and Elizabeth must take extreme measures to continue their mission to keep their true identities hidden. But when an FBI agent movies in across the street, they become ensnared in a pulse-pounding game of cat and mouse.
DVD
2014; 2013
Clemons (Stacks)
19.

Stalin: The Red God

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Shot on location in Georgia and Russia, the documentary examines how the bloodiest dictator in world history commanded the allegiance and adulation of the Soviet Union during his lifetime and how his influence lives on beyond the grave. It employs a wealth of archive material, eye witness accounts, reconstructions in original locations, and myriad examples of Stalin's artistic legacy in its scrutiny of the dictator's career and his cult, past and present.
DVD
2013
Clemons (Stacks)
20.

Russia's War, Blood Upon the Snow: The History of the Stalin Years (1924-1953)

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Provides an in-depth account of the country's history from 1924-53, the period of Stalin's rule. Told in ten parts, this astonishing documentary provides the real-life pictures, the witnesses, the documents, and the footage, and gives a remarkable insight into what led to the death of sixty-five million Soviets during Stalin's reign of terror.
DVD
2009
Clemons (Stacks)