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Film

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A man goes to considerable lengths to avoid being seen. Beckett's first venture into the film medium is a one-character production without dialogue, based on Berkeley's theory Esse est percipi, or "to be is to be perceived."
DVD
2015; 1965
Clemons (Stacks)
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Notfilm

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Explores the making and meaning of Film, a 1965 short film starring Buster Keaton, that was written by Samuel Beckett, directed by Alan Schneider, and produced by Barney Rosset. Topics covered include the circumstances leading to the film's production, the production process itself, and the film's critical reception. Includes outtakes, never-before-heard audio recordings of production meetings, interviews, and other archival information.
DVD
2017; 2015
Clemons (Stacks)
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Losing Ground

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Losing Ground tells the story of a marriage of two remarkable people, both at a crossroads in their lives. Sara Rogers, a black professor of philosophy, is embarking on an intellectual quest to understand "ecstasy" just as her painter husband Victor sets off on a more earthly exploration of joy. Celebrating a recent museum sale, Victor decides to rent a country house where he can return to more realism after years working as an abstract expressionist. Away from the city, the couple's summer idyll becomes complicated by Sara's research and by Victor's involvement with a young model. When one of her students casts Sara as the woman scorned in a film version of the song "Frankie and Johnny," she experiences a painful emotional awakening. One of the first fictional features by an African [...]
DVD
2016; 1982
Clemons (Stacks)
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Ornette, Made in America

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Captures jazz saxophonist Ornette Coleman's evolution over three decades, chronicling his boyhood in segregated Texas and his subsequent emergence as an American cultural pioneer and world-class icon. Director Clarke followed Ornette and his son Denardo starting in the late 1960s and ended with a homecoming tribute in his hometown of Fort Worth in 1983, featuring a gala concert of his Skies of America alongside performances with his Prime Time band.
DVD
2014; 1985
Clemons (Stacks)
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The Charles Burnett Collection

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Killer of sheep: An African-American slaughterhouse worker searches for tiny moments of beauty in his predominantly bleak life.; My brother's wedding: A young African-American man navigates his conflicting obligations while trying to figure out what he really wants in life.
DVD
2014; 2007
Clemons (Stacks)
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Portrait of Jason

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This portrait of Jason Holliday, a black gay prostitute who dreams of a career as a nightclub performer, is drawn from twelve consecutive hours of filming in a New York City apartment.; As he reminisces about his life, Holliday discusses his homosexuality and the gay subcultures in San Francisco and New York. He jokes with the off-screen filmmaker and crew and maintains a sense of humor even as he recalls hustling, heroin addiction, and jail time. Holliday also performs for the camera, impersonating female entertainers and movie personalities such as Mae West, Butterfly McQueen, and Scarlett O'Hara in Gone with the wind.
DVD
2014; 1967
Law (Klaus Reading Room) Map
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A Day on the Grand Canal With the Emperor of China, or, Surface Is Illusion But So Is Depth

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World famous artist David Hockney invites the viewer to join him on a magical journey down a 72-foot-long 17th-century Chinese scroll. Hockney traces the Emperor Kangxi's grand tour of his southern domains. As Hockney compares this masterpiece to a Canaletto painting, he teaches us the differences between Western and Eastern artistic perspective.
DVD
1988; 2009
Clemons (Stacks)
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The Clay Bird

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Set against the backdrop of Pakistan during the turbulent 1960s, a family is ripped apart by religious beliefs and civil war. A young boy from Bangladesh is sent away by his Muslim father to a Madrasah. He struggles to adapt to a harsh monastic life.
DVD
2006; 2002
Clemons (Stacks)
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The Dragon Painter

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Restoration of "The dragon painter", full-length 1919 feature in which Hayakawa plays Tatsu, a wild youth living in the mountain forests of Japan, spending all his time painting. Although Tatsu creates beautiful art, local villagers believe that he is insane, as he claims that he has a beloved princess fiancée who has been turned into a dragon. When an renowned-but-aging artist hears of the young hermit's talent , Tatsu is brought to civilization with the hope that he will both become the student of the old artist and marry the elderly man's daughter to continue the family lineage and traditions.; Restoration of "The wrath of the gods or the destruction of Sakura-Jima", Thomas Ince's full-length 1914 feature film as a restored tinted print featuring Hayakawa as the patriarch of a fa [...]
DVD
2008; 1919
Clemons (Stacks)
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The Charles Burnett Collection

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Killer of sheep: An African-American slaughterhouse worker searches for tiny moments of beauty in his predominantly bleak life.; My brother's wedding: A young African-American man navigates his conflicting obligations while trying to figure out what he really wants in life.
BookDVD
2007
Clemons (Stacks)
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The Siberian Mammoth

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This is Vicente Ferraz's award-winning documentary on the making of I am Cuba. The cast and crew offer their accounts of the sheer magnitude of the production of the film, its mixed reception in 1964 and their pleasant surprise at its final acceptance.
DVD
2007; 2005
Clemons (Stacks)
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A Film About Mikhail Kalatozov

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This documentary comprehensively explores the life of this giant of Russian cinema including his classic films: Salt for Svanetia, The cranes are flying, The letter never sent, and I am Cuba.
DVD
2007; 2006
Clemons (Stacks)
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The Exiles

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"The Exiles" of the title are displaced Native Americans, living in late 1950s Los Angeles on Bunker Hill, a depressed area connected to the rest of the city by the Angels Flight trolley. The Indians were already exiles, from the moment they lost their ancestral lands and were confined to reservations. Starting on Friday afternoon and closing Saturday morning, the film follows pregnant Yvonne, her husband Homer, and their Mexican acquaintance Tommy Reynolds. Yvonne cooks dinner, Homer and Tommy drop her off at an "all-nite" movie and go to a bar, where they join a group on a joyride out to a hill--Hill X--and drunkenly greet the morning with tribal songs and dancing, while Yvonne sleeps in her neighbor's bed. A beautifully photographed slice of down-and-almost-out life, this is a por [...]
DVD
2009; 1961
Clemons (Stacks)
14.

Electric Edwardians: The Lost Films of Mitchell and Kenyon (1900-1913) /

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In the earliest year of the twentieth century, enterprising traveling showmen in the north of England hired pioneer filmmakers Sagar Mitchell and James Kenyon to shoot footage of local people going about their everyday activities. These films would be shown later at nearby fairgrounds, town halls and neighborhood theaters. Workers, school children, sports fans and seaside vacationers all flocked to see themselves miraculously captured on screen! The astonishing discovery of the original Mitchell & Kenyon negatives in Blackburn, England - in a basement about to be demolished - has been described as film's equivalent of Tutankhamen's tomb. Preserved and restored by the bfi National Film and Television Archive in collaboration with the University of Sheffield National Fairground Archive [...]
DVD
2006; 1900
Clemons (Stacks)
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Ia-͡Kuba

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In Batista's Cuba foreign capitalist influence runs rampant, economically stratifying the people into a decadent leisure class that revels in the spoils of Western civilization and a working class that toils day by day, feeling the echoes of colonialism.
DVD
2007; 1964
Clemons (Stacks)
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Araya

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Explored is a day in the lives of three families living in Araya, an arid peninsula in Venezuela. For centuries since its discovery by the Spanish, the region's salt was collected and stacked into radiant white pyramids. Captured are the breathtaking and unforgettable images from the salineros toiling to build the mountains of salt, a fisherman hauling in huge teeming nets, and a young girl and her grandmother laying 'flowers' of shells on windswept graves.
DVD
2011; 1959
Clemons (Stacks)