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Kung Fu Panda 2

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Po is now living his dream as The Dragon Warrior, protecting the Valley of Peace alongside his friends and fellow kung fu masters, The Furious Five. But Po's new life of awesomeness is threatened by the emergence of a formidable villain, who plans to use a secret, unstoppable weapon to conquer China and destroy kung fu. Po must look to his past and uncover the secrets of his mysterious origins in order to able to unlock the strength he needs to succeed.
DVD
2015
Clemons (Stacks)
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The Forbidden Kingdom

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Jason is an American teenager who is obsessed with Hong Kong cinema and kung-fu classics. He makes an extraordinary discovery in a Chinatown pawnshop: the legendary stick weapon of the Chinese sage and warrior, the Monkey King. With the lost relic in hand, Jason unexpectedly finds himself traveling back to ancient China. He meets the drunken kungfu master, Lu Yan; an enigmatic and skillful Silent Monk; and the vengeance-bent Golden Sparrow. Jason is lead on a quest to return the staff to its rightful owner, the Monkey King, who has been imprisoned in stone by the evil Jade Warlord for five hundred years. Along the way, while attempting to outmaneuver scores of killers, Jason learns about honor, loyalty and friendship and the true meaning of kungfu.
DVD
2008
Clemons (Stacks)
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Ye Shan: In the Wild Mountains

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Two families living side by side in the Wild Mountains exist in completely different worlds. One leads a traditional farmer life. The other, an ex-soldier tries to create a better life for himself and his family through the new reforms in China. In the end the two original couples are divorced and two new families are formed.
DVD
2007; 1985
Clemons (Stacks)
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A Great Wall

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This moving and humorous story chronicles the return of Leo Fang and his American-born wife and son to his native China and provides a comical insight into the cultural clashes between traditional Chinese families and Chinese-American families.
DVD
2002; 1986
Clemons (Stacks)
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Rang Zi Dan Fei

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Set in China during the warring 1920s, notorious bandit chief Zhang descends upon a remote provincial town posing as its new mayor, an identity that he had hijacked from Old Tang, who was a small-time imposter. Bent on making a fast buck, Zhang soon meets his match in the tyrannical local gentry Huang as a deadly battle of wit and brutality ensues.
DVD
2012; 2010
Clemons (Stacks)
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Snow Flower and the Secret Fan

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Centuries ago, two 'sworn sisters' are isolated by their families, but stay connected through a secret language written in the folds of a white silk fan. Now in modern-day Shanghai, their descendents must draw inspiration from the past as they struggle to maintain their own eternal bond in the face of life's complications. What unfolds are two stories, generations apart, but everlasting in their universal notion of love, hope and friendship.
DVD
2011
Clemons (Stacks)
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Iron & Silk

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In this autobiographical film, Mark Franklin studies and practices martial arts for two years in China. In the process, he learns much about himself and traditional Oriental ways.
DVD
2004; 1990
Clemons (Stacks)
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Kung Fu Panda

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Irreverent slacker panda Po is the biggest fan of Kung Fu around...which doesn't exactly come in handy working every day in his family's noodle shop. Unexpectedly chosen to fulfill an ancient prophecy, Po's dreams become reality when he joins the world of Kung Fu and studies alongside his idols, the legendary Furious Five--Tigress, Crane, Mantis, Viper and Monkey--under the leadership of their guru, Master Shifu. Before they know it, the vengeful and treacherous snow leopard Tai Lung is headed their way, and it's up to Po to defend everyone from the oncoming threat. Can he turn his dreams of becoming a Kung Fu master into reality? Po puts his heart - and his girth - into the task, and the unlikely hero ultimately finds that his greatest weaknesses turn out to be his greatest strengths.
DVD
2008
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The Painted Veil

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Set in the 1920s. A young English couple, Walter a middle class doctor and Kitty, an upper-class woman, get married for all the wrong reasons and relocate to Shanghai. Kitty falls in love with someone else. When Walter discovers her infidelity, in an act of vengeance, he accepts a job in a remote village in China that is being ravaged by a deadly epidemic. He takes his wife along and their journey brings meaning to their relationship and gives them purpose in one of the most remote and beautiful places on earth.
DVD
2007
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Mang Jing: Blind Shaft

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Two Chinese coal miners have hit upon the perfect scam: murder one of their fellow mine workers, make the death look like an accident, and extort money from the boss to keep the incident hushed up. For their latest "mark," they choose a naive teenager from a small village, and as they prepare to carry out their newest plan, things start to get complicated.
DVD
2004
Clemons (Stacks)
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The Gary Cooper Collection

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Design for living: Two free-wheeling Americans share an apartment in Paris and fall in love with the same woman.; Peter Ibbetson: An architect discovers his childhood sweetheart is now the wife of the nobleman he is working for. When he is imprisoned for an accidental killing, only their rekindled love gives him hope.; The General died at dawn: A mysterious American soldier of fortune is determined to foil the ambitions of a ruthless enemy general planning to take over the provinces of Northern China.; Beau Geste: Three brothers join the Foreign Legion to escape a dark past. Their troubles are forgotten when they are forced to fight against all odds.; The lives of a Bengal Lancer: A man joins two other Bengal Lancers in the quest to protect British India's Northwest Frontier from Isl [...]
DVD
2005
Clemons (Stacks)
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The Joy Luck Club

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Four mothers. Four daughters. Eight stories. The Joy Luck Club is four women in San Francisco who have played mah jong together on a weekly basis to for forty some years. One of them, Suyuan, has died, and her daughter June is preparing to go to China. Auntie Lindo with daughter Waverly, Auntie Ying Ying with daughter Lena, and Auntie An Mei with daughter Rose are at the going away party. Born in China, the Joy Luck Club members came to America as young adults; their daughters are 100% American. The old days are seldom spoken about, and some things about those times have never been said aloud, but the experiences left behind color the hopes and expectations these women have for their daughters. If daughters become their mothers--no matter how much both parties desire that it not happ [...]
DVD
2002; 1993
Clemons (Stacks)
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Shu Shan: Zu, Warriors From the Magic Mountain

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Chinese soldiers in an ancient civil war get caught up in a fantastical quest to save the universe.
VHS
2003
Ivy (By Request)
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The Left Hand of God

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Humphrey Bogart stars in this melodrama-spiced adventure tale about an American flyer in civil war torn 1947 China, hiding from a ruthless warlord (Lee J. Cobb) by assuming the identity of a slain priest in a remote mission settlement. There, he loses his heart to his needy flock of villagers and to the lovely mission nurse (Gene Tierney), a devout Catholic tormented by her taboo attraction to this putative man of the cloth.
DVD
2011; 1955
Clemons (Stacks)
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Alice in China

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"Chinese" Transposition of the famous novel by Lewis Carroll, this performance mixing circus and dance will take you into Alice's journey in Wonderland. The Chinese performers offer fantastic perspectives on this story, fostering your own imagination.
Online
2014
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The Story of Qiu Ju

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A stoic peasant woman demands an apology when her husband is kicked in the groin by the village chief. But the Chief is a proud man who refuses to apologize, sending her on a futile trek through the complicated Chinese court system.
VHS
1993
Ivy (By Request)