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1.

Everlasting Moments

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Though poor and abused by her alcoholic husband, Maria Larsson wins a camera in a lottery and finds an outlet in photography, which opens up her world for the first time. Through a series of extraordinary scenes life among poor workers, middle class shopkeepers, and Sweden's political history in 1907 are illustrated. Includes documentaries, theatrical trailer, and a booklet.
DVD
2010; 2008
Clemons (Stacks)
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L'enfance Nue: Naked Childhood

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François Fournier is a troubled ten-year-old who has been in foster care since he was four. But his is a "temporary placement," meaning that his parents can come back for him any time. They never do. The story begins with François being shuffled from one foster home to another, as his insecurity leads him to engage in increasingly destructive behavior. He is placed with an older couple named Thierry, the newest addition to a ménage that includes Mrs. Thierry's mother, a very young girl, and a high-school age boy. They aren't afraid to share their lives with this new houseguest, and the impressionable boy seems to be settling down. For François, things just are what they are--and he's usually "temporary." A fascinating portrait of childhood, which is also an indictment of a failing so [...]
DVD
2010; 1968
Clemons (Stacks)
3.

Kawaita Hana

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In this cool, seductive jewel of the Japanese New Wave, a yakuza, fresh out of prison, becomes entangled with a beautiful yet enigmatic gambling addict. What at first seems a redemptive relationship ends up leading him further down the criminal path.
DVD
2011; 1964
Clemons (Stacks)
4.

L'empire de la Passion: Empire of Passion

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1895, a small Japanese village. Part-time barmaid Seki is married to Gisaburo, a hardworking rickshaw man. Toyoji is a younger man at loose ends since leaving the army. Toyoji seduces Seki, and they embark on a desultory affair. Later, an impetuous action of Toyoji's prompts the lovers to murder Gisaburo. Three years later, Gisaburo's ghost appears, a sad and confused lost soul whose vague desperation drives his murderers to anguished guilt. This film was director Oshima's venture into the kaidan (Japanese ghost story), and was highly acclaimed on its release in 1978.
DVD
2009; 1978
Clemons (Stacks)
5.

La Prise de Pouvoir Par Louis XIV

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Cardinal Mazarin dies in 1661. The young Louis asserts his intention to govern as well as rule. Mazarin's fiscal advisor, Colbert, warns against Fouquet, who wants to be prime minister and is looting the treasury. Fouquet believes Louis will soon tire of exercizing power and overplays his hand. Louis' mistress reports this to the king who arrests Fouquet. Louis and Colbert design a brilliant strategy to keep merchants making money, nobles in debt, the urban poor working and fed, and peasants untaxed. Years later, in a coda, Louis exercises the power of the sun.
DVD
2009; 1966
Clemons (Stacks)
6.

Bergman Island: Ingmar Bergman on Fårö Island, Cinema and Life

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Filmed over several weeks, "Bergman Island" is an impressively intimate look at the waning hours of one of cinema's true legends. Granted unprecedented access to the man himself, Marie Nyreröd captures stories from Bergman that cover his entire life to that point. Bergman is remarkably candid, whether he's discussing his abusive father or his last directorial effort, Saraband. Even those not particularly interested in Bergman's cinema will find something interesting in a man who has lived so long, triumphed in as a director in radio, television and on stage, whilst completely mastered the medium of film, leaving a legacy for the ages.
DVD
2009; 2004
Clemons (Stacks)
7.

Dans L'empire des Sens: In the Realm of the Senses

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The story is based on the tabloid sensation of 1936, the fatal love affair of Sada Abe, a former geisha turned maid, and Kichizo Yoshida, the owner of the Tokyo ryotei (Japanese-style restaurant) at which she worked. Abandoning his wife and his business, Kichizo gives himself up to two weeks of dissipation with Sada at a nearby inn, which climaxes in sadomasochistic love games--and his strangulation and mutilation. Kichizo is tired of life, of the militarism that has everywhere suppressed Eros in favor of Thanatos, and he and Sada are escaping, protesting, testing physical and psychological limits, while resisting a social order that condemns their actions and their very being.
DVD
2009; 1976
Clemons (Stacks)
8.

Paris, Texas

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After four years' absence, a social dropout reappears in L.A. to claim his abandoned son and then heads to Texas to reunite the boy with his mother.
DVD
2009
Clemons (Stacks)
9.

Le Feu Follet: The Fire Within

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Alain Leroy is a self-destructive writer who is enduring a treatment in a private hospital because of his alcoholism. The doctor only sees the surface problem and declares it time for Alain to leave the hospital. Alain resolves to commit suicide, but first he goes to Paris and tries to reconnect with some old friends.
DVD
2008; 1963
Clemons (Stacks)
10.

Gus van Sant's Mala Noche: Bad Night

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A romantic deadbeat finds he has a crush on a handsome Mexican immigrant. Unfortunately, the man speaks no English and finds him to be undesirable.
DVD
2007; 1985
Clemons (Stacks)
11.

Cría Cuervos

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Eight-year-old Ana lives in Madrid with her two sisters. They are mourning the death of their mother, whom Ana conjures as a ghost. Evokes both the complex feelings of childhood and the struggles of a nation emerging from the shadows of Fascism.
DVD
2007; 1976
Clemons (Stacks)
12.

The Vanishing

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During a road trip with her husband, a woman is abducted by a methodical, calculating psychopath. Her husband becomes obsessed with learning her fate, and neither time nor the love of another woman can end his tormented quest.
DVD
2001; 1988
Clemons (Stacks)
13.

Indiscretion of an American Wife: & Terminal Station

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An American housewife (Jennifer Jones) vacationing in Italy reluctantly decides to put an end to her brief affair with an Italian academic (Montgomery Clift). She flees to Rome's Stazione Termini, where she bids him farewell, but he begs her to stay. The film's plot is simple; its production was not. The troubled collaboration between director Vittorio De Sica and producer David O. Selznick resulted in two cuts of the same film. De Sica's version, Terminal Station, was screened at a length of one-and-a-half hours, but after disappointing previews, Selznick severely re-edited it and changed the title to Indiscretion of an American Wife without De Sica's permission.
DVD
2003; 1954
Clemons (Stacks)
14.

Tokyo Drifter: Tokyo Nagaremono

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Reformed killer Tetsu wanders around Japan, awaiting his own execution, until he is called back to Tokyo to help battle a rival gang.
DVD
1999
Clemons (Stacks)
15.

Biruma No Tategoto: The Burmese Harp

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An Imperial Japanese Army regiment surrenders to British forces in Burma at the close of World War II and finds harmony through song. A private, thought to be dead, disguises himself as a Buddhist monk and stumbles upon spiritual enlightenment.
DVD
2007
Clemons (Stacks)
16.

Hitori Musuko

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A good-natured mother gives up everything to ensure her son's education and future.
DVD
2010; 1936
Clemons (Stacks)
17.

Blade Runner

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Los Angeles, 2019: Deckard, an expert "blade runner," must identify and execute four replicants, genetically engineered beings virtually identical to humans, which have illegally returned to earth from their off-world slave duty.
Laserdisc
1989
Ivy (By Request)
18.

François Truffaut, 25 Years, 25 Films

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"Once the most influential critic of the French New Wave, Francois Truffaut became a brilliant, prolific, and uncompromising director, creating 25 films in 25 years.... This documentary package ... is a multi-feature tribute that includes Truffaut's rare 1957 film, Les Mistons, which foreshadowed The 400 Blows."--Container.
Laserdisc
1993; 1959
Ivy (By Request)
19.

Chichi Ariki

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A widowed high school teacher finds that the more he tries to do what is best for his son's future, the more they are separated.
DVD
2010; 1942
Clemons (Stacks)
20.

Kiru: Kill!

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A pair of down-on-their-luck swordsmen arrive in a dusty, windblown town, where they become involved in a local clan dispute. One, a former farmer, dreams of being a samurai. The other, a former samurai, prefers living anonymously.
DVD
2005; 1968
Clemons (Stacks)