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La la Land

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A jazz pianist falls for an aspiring actress in Los Angeles. This original musical about everyday life explores the joy and pain of pursuing dreams.
DVD
2017
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Show Boat

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This is the story of the growth and maturity of Magnolia, a showboat star, who falls for Gaylord Ravenal, a riverboat gambler.
DVD
2014; 1936
Clemons (Stacks)
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Persona

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A famous actress is stricken with psychosomatic muteness and is placed under a nurse's care in an isolated house, where the two gradually assume each other's personalities.
DVD
2004; 1966
Clemons (Stacks)
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The Portuguese Nun

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A young French actress in Lisbon to shoot a movie is intrigued by a nun she sees kneeling in the chapel where she is filming.
DVD
2012; 2009
Clemons (Stacks)
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The Girl

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The story of iconic director Alfred Hitchcock's obsessive relationship with Tippi Hedren, his leading lady in The Birds and Marnie.
DVD
2013; 2012
Clemons (Stacks)
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La Petite Lili: Little Lili

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An older actress continues to get lead roles from her lover who is a successful director much to the dismay and embarrassment of her aspiring filmmaker son.
DVD
2005
Clemons (Stacks)
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Queen of the Lot

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An electronic ankle bracelet and being under house arrest aren't about to stop up-and-coming actress Maggie Chase from the two things she craves the most: real fame and true love. With more 'Google points' than her Iowa hometown, but far less than Angelina Jolie, Maggie is desperate to claw her way off the B-list of action/adventure pictures and into major movie stardom.
DVD
2011; 2010
Clemons (Stacks)
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Roman Einer Jungen Ehe

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A young married couple--both actors--work in Cold War Berlin before the Wall is built. Agnes is on location in East Berlin, and Jochen, her husband, works at the Westend Theater in West Berlin. They hold diametrically opposed views on politics, art, and the responsibility of the individual to society. They have vehement arguments and their marriage is in danger of breaking up. This film portrays numerous figures of contemporary German cultural and political life. Also memorable in this film is documentary footage of the construction of Stalin Allee, the biggest boulevard built in East Berlin after WWII, soon to become a central locus of the popular uprising of June 17, 1953. The director depicts the tightening grip of Stalinism on East German cultural production at this time.
DVD
2010; 1951
Clemons (Stacks)
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Bollywood Dreams

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Mili is encouraged by her childhood friend Munna to pursue her dream of winning fame as an actress. When Mili is offered a part in a film by a famous actor, Munna feels he's no longer worthy of her affections and decides to leave town.
DVD
2005
Clemons (Stacks)
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Mu Yu Zi: Mother and Son

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After Huang Su was abandoned by her husband Han Liren, she found that her three-year-old son disppeared too. Sixteen years later, Huang Su became a famous actress and she found her son as well as her husband.
DVD
2005; 1947
Clemons (Stacks)
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L'amour Par Terre

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A film director (Clement) invites two actresses to his home to work on a performance. A magician named Paul is his current lover and lives in Clement's home. After the actresses arrive, they find themselves influenced by Paul's magic.
DVD
2008; 1984
Clemons (Stacks)
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Lightning Strikes Twice

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"Richard Trevelyan (Richard Todd) was convicted of murdering his wife, given an 11th-hour Death Row reprieve and freed under unusual circumstances after retrial. But his past does not matter to Shelley Carnes (Ruth Roman), an actress visiting the Texas ranchland that Richard calls home. She's fallen in love with him. But after she becomes the second Mrs. Trevelyan, Shelley is beset by doubts and fear." -- Container.
DVD
2009; 1951
Clemons (Stacks)
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S1m0ne

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Critically acclaimed director Viktor Taransky has discovered the perfect actress. She is beautiful, talented, and virtually perfect in every way ... She is Simone, a digitally constructed, computer generated actress.
DVD
2003; 2002
Clemons (Stacks)
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CQ

CQ

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A fledgling filmmaker, whose day job is as a film editor, abandons all reality to follow his sultry lead actress into the exciting futuristic fantasy life of her super-spy character in the film he is working on.
DVD
2002
Clemons (Stacks)
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Zou Zou

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A star walks out on her sugardaddy producer for true love, and a talented Cinderella (Baker) takes her place, saves the show and is hailed as a new sensation opening night.
DVD
2005
Clemons (Stacks)
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Kiss, Kiss, Dahlings: And, the Last Mile

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Kiss, kiss dahlings focuses on three generations of actresses in three different eras. In The last mile, a look at both the comic and the poignant minutes in an opera diva's life just before the curtain rises on her Metropolitan Opera debut in "Tosca."
DVD
2003; 1992
Clemons (Stacks)
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A Star Is Born

From maverick filmmaker William A. Wellman (The public enemy, Nothing sacred) comes the original, timeless tale of Hollywood fantasy and heartbreak: A star is born. Esther Blodgett (Janet Gaynor) comes to Hollywood with dreams of stardom only to have them shattered by a ruthless, cold-hearted town without pity, where the chances of finding fame are one in a hundred thousand. Enter falling (and falling down drunk) movie star Norman Maine (Fredric March), whom Esther meets at a Hollywood party. Maine gets Esther a screen test and she's an instant success, and the publicity machine sets about recreating the small-town girl. But as Esther (reborn as Vicki Lester) rises to celebrity, Norman's stardom plummets, landing him in an alcoholic depression from which true love and Tinseltown fant [...]
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2014; 1937
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Frances

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At 16, Frances Farmer was an award-winning high-school student in Seattle--at 23, she was a rising and provocative star of stage and screen, admired for her beauty and talent--at 27, a chain of relatively insignificant events led to her arrest and eventual involuntary commital to a mental institution.
DVD
1999; 1982
Clemons (Stacks)
19.

Method

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A popular movie star, known for her method acting, takes on the characteristics of her current role as a turn of the century murderess - both on and off camera.
DVD
2004
Clemons (Stacks)
20.

Star!

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Gertrude Lawrence was a musical comedy star who started out as an ambitious bit actress and moved her way up to being the toast of London and Broadway. Her success is offset by a stormy private life, which is given some additional ballast when she falls in love with an American financier. Gertrude was temperamental, sarcastic, profane and at times, self-destructive.
DVD
2004
Clemons (Stacks)