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1.

A Quiet Passion

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The story of poet Emily Dickinson, whose genius, wit, intellectual independence, and pathos only came to be recognized after her death.
DVD
2017; 2016
Clemons (Stacks)
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Pyaasa

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This story is about a very hearty poet named Vijay, played by Guru Dutt, who is talented at writing awe-inspiring poems with deep meanings. Out of tough luck, he is not able to pursue the publishers to publish his work. Because his family has a very low income, his passion for poetry becomes a luxury and an obvious reason for his brothers to oppose his work. His brothers want him to find employment so that he can support the family financially but Vijay's heart doesn't want to recognise this mundane issue. This is the reason why he resorts to alcohol as an escape from the mean world and ends up in a brothel. Here, he finds a professional prostitute named Gulabo, played by Waheeda Rehman. Gulabo is very different from other prostitutes and has a heart of gold. She listens to Vijay's p [...]
DVDBlu-Ray
2017; 1957
Clemons (Stacks)
3.

The Prophet

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Set in a Mediterranean sea-side village, Kamila cleans house for exiled artist and poet Mustafa, but the more difficult job is keeping her free-spirited young daughter, Almitra, out of trouble. The three embark on a journey meant to end with Mustafa's return home, but first they must evade the authorities who fear that the truth in his words will incite rebellion.
DVD
2016
Clemons (Stacks)
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The Lost Moment

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An energetic American publisher is in search of the lost love letters of an early ninteenth century poet. Under a false name, Lewis rents a room in a mansion from Juliana Borderau, a former lover of the dead writer. Overseeing the eerie mansion is Juliana's near-psychotic niece, Tina, who mistrusts the publisher from the very onset. It soon becomes clear to Lewis that the mansion harbors horrible secrets, however, he intends to collect the lost letters at any cost.
DVD
2014; 1947
Clemons (Stacks)
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Mirza Ghalib: Mirazā Ghāliba

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The film based on the life of great Indian poet, Mirza Ghalib, who lived during the reign of Bahadur Shah Zafar. This story portrays his trials, tribulations, triumphs, and utlimate descent to poverty, and then to prison; and his tragic and ill-fated love with a beautiful courtesan named Chaudvin. The film beautifully captures the mood of the period and magnificance of the court of the last Mughal.
DVD
2011
Clemons (Stacks)
6.

In Custody

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Nur is considered the greatest living Urdu poet and Deven hopes to rekindle interest in the language by recording Nur reciting his magical verse. But multiple problems block Deven's path, the greatest being Nur's two shrewish wives, his love of drink, and the vastly bloated poet himself. Deven's monstrous task quickly turns into a cultural odyssey that follows a humorous path to an unexpected conclusion.
DVD
2005
Clemons (Stacks)
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Henry Fool

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Simon Grim, a nerdy young sanitation worker who lives in Queens with his depressed mother and promiscuous sister, turns out to be a brilliant poet and an overnight literary sensation, after being encouraged to write down his ideas by Henry Fool, a boozy pseudo-intellectual who rents the Grim family basement.
DVD
2012; 1998
Clemons (Stacks)
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Ainsi Meurent les Anges: And So Angels Die

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A Senegalese poet living in France suffers from existential malaise, exacerbated by his turbulent relationship with his father.
DVD
2001
Clemons (Stacks)
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The Yusuf Trilogy: Part 1 Yumurta

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Emotionally distant poet Yusuf returns home to settle his late mother's affairs. A young girl who's a distant relative awaits him in the crumbling house. Yusuf has been unaware of her existence and is surprised to find that she's been living with his mother for the past five years. Yusuf is now obliged to perform a sacrifice which had been his mother's dying wish.
DVD
2011
Clemons (Stacks)
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The Yusuf Trilogy: Part 2 Süt

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Recent high school graduate Yusuf is uncertain about his future in the provincial countryside. Writing poetry is his greatest passion and some of his poems are starting to be published in obscure literary journals. But for the time being, he continues working in his single mother's village milk business. Since her husband's death, Yusuf's widowed mother has focused all her attention to her only child. Still a young and beautiful woman, she is having a relationship with the town stationmaster.
DVD
2011
Clemons (Stacks)
11.

Regeneration

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In the midst of WWI, Edinburgh's Craiglockhart Hospital is crowded with traumatized soldiers scarred by the horrors of battle. Dr. William Rivers, the hospital psychiatrist who hovers on the edge of a nervous breakdown as he attempts to 'cure' the incurable.
DVD
2010; 1997
Clemons (Stacks)
12.

Spoken Word

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A San Francisco spoken word artist returns home to New Mexico to be with his dying father, only to find he loses his 'voice' after he is sucked back in to the dysfunctional life of drugs and violence he left behind.
DVD
2010; 2009
Clemons (Stacks)
13.

Les Amants Réguliers: Regular Lovers

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A rapturous paean to France's near-revolution of May, 1968 and its aftermath. Love, youth, and disillusionment are captured in the infamous Parisian riots as student-poet François grapples with a doomed romance with the aloof sculptor Lilie.
DVD
2007; 2004
Clemons (Stacks)
14.

Orpheus

Jean Cocteau's update of the Orpheus myth depicts a famous poet (Jean Marais), scorned by the Left Bank youth, and his love for both his wife, Eurydice (Marie Déa), and a mysterious princess (Maria Casarès). Seeking inspiration, the poet follows the princess from the world of the living to the land of the dead, through Cocteau's famous mirrored portal. Orpheus's peerless visual poetry and dreamlike storytelling represent the legendary Cocteau at the height of his powers.
Online
2014; 1950
15.

Waxworks

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A poet imagines scenarios in a wax museum fairground that involve Jack the Ripper, Ivan the Terrible, and Haroun al-Raschid.
DVD
2002; 1924
Clemons (Stacks)
16.

Le Sang D'un Poète: The Blood of a Poet

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An artist is driven mad by the sight of his own blood and a drawing of a mouth that seems to come to life. The combination sends him off on a series of bizarre adventures that strive to explain how artists become obsessed with their own works.
DVD
2000; 1930
Clemons (Stacks)
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Los Papeles de Aspern: Según la Narración de Henry James

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The editor J. Cummor is convinced that there are some unpublished papers from the poet Jeffrey Aspern, that have disappeared under mysterious circumstances. He proposes to Pol, a famous biographer of the poet, to confirm the whereabouts of these papers. --; In this free adaptation of the Henry James novel set in the early 19th century, a writer/critic dedicated to the life of poet Jeffrey Aspern, receives a mission in London. He is to sail to the Balearic Islands, the only place any information about Aspern may possibly be found. Unpublished texts by the poet are thought to be there; in the hands of an excentric old lady and her supposed niece, who live as recluses in an old palace on a remote small island off one of the Baleares. In his search, the writer becomes involved in their l [...]
Online
1991
18.

Evening Primrose

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Unable to cope with the pressures of the outside world, a poet hides inside a locked department store. But as night falls, he discovers a group of hermits who've been living there for years. Among them is Ella, a frightened girl who desperately wants to leave.
DVD
2010
Clemons (Stacks)
19.

Bloom

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A story of love, loss, and lust and all of life in a single day takes place on the morning of June 16, 1904 in Dublin, Ireland. Jewish-Irish Leopold Bloom is a tragic figure who walks the streets of Dublin while his wife Molly commits adultery with barely the regard to try to conceal it. Intermingled is the story of Stephen Dedalus, a philosophical young English poet who is in the service of the Catholic Church in Ireland.
DVD
2004; 2003
Clemons (Stacks)
20.

Behind the Lines

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As a psychiatrist at a respected Scottish asylum, Dr. Rivers heals shellshocked soldiers so they can be sent back into the trenches. Then he encounters a different kind of patient--a war hero sent to the asylum for publishing an outspoken anti-war pamphlet. As each struggles to cope with the war, the line between patient and doctor begins to blur. Taken from Pat Barker's 1991 novel Regeneration and based on true events.
DVD
2002; 1997
Clemons (Stacks)