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1.

Le Bled

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On a streamer bound for Algeria, Pierre Hofer meets and is enchanted by the beautiful Claudie Duvernet, who is travelling to Algeria to collect her vast inheritance. Claudie is being pursued by some unscrupulous relatives, including the cruel Manuel, who intend to rob her of her new-found fortune. Fortunately, Pierre is on hand to thwart their schemes ...
DVD
2012; 1929
Clemons (Stacks)
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Dawson City: Frozen Time

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This meditation on cinema's past from Decasia director Bill Morrison pieces together the bizarre true history of a long-lost collection of 533 nitrate film prints from the early 1900s. Located just south of the Arctic Circle, Dawson City was settled in 1896 and became the center of the Canadian Gold Rush that brough 100,000 prospectors to the area. It was also the final stop for a distribution chain that sent prints and newsreels to the Yukon. The films were seldom, if ever, returned. The now-famous Dawson City Collection was uncovered in 1978 when a bulldozer working its way through a parking lot dug up a horde of film cans. Morrison draws on these permafrost-protected, rare silent films and newsreels, pairing them with archival footage, interviews, historical photographs, and an en [...]
DVD
2017; 2016
Clemons (Stacks)
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Disruptive Film Vol. 1: Everyday Resistance to Power

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With this collection, curators Ernest Larson and Sherry Millner have successfully established a new history of film as political resistance. Vol. 1 is made up of four distinct programs with 26 short-form experimental non-fiction films. These radical global narratives span from 1914 up to the early 21st century and truly represent the diversity in approaches to documentary filmmaking. The collection has been put together for both political and educational purposes, to offer film and media makers and scholars a chance to review unaccountably under-appreciated works of film, video, animation--from France to Chiapas, from Serbia to China, to Nigeria--works that propose various strategies of resistance to power.
DVD
2015
Clemons (Stacks)
4.

Happiness =: Le Bonheur

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"This two-disc set includes Chris Marker's tribute to Russian film director Alexander Medvedkin, Medvedkin's silent classic 'Happiness' (1934), and loads of extras." ; "Based on the life and work of the Russian film director Alexander Medvedkin (1900-1989), 'The last bolshevik' is a tribute from one filmmaker to another. An archeological expedition into film history that reveals new cinematic treasures, the film prompts a reflection on the relation between art and politics in the former Soviet Union. The film captures the commitment, energy, struggles, illusions and disillusions of a believing but never naïve bolshevik. From Medvedkin's classic 1934 satire 'Happiness', and the 'film train' which he directed in the 1930s, to his sardonic comedies and bitter war newsreels, Chris Marker [...]
DVD
2007
Clemons (Stacks)
5.

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)
6.

Pioneers of African-American Cinema

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Among the most fascinating chapters of film history is that of the so-called "race films" that flourished in the 1920s -'40s. Unlike the "black cast" films produced within the Hollywood studio system, these films not only starred African Americans but were funded, written, produced, edited, distributed, and often exhibited by people of color. Entrepreneurial filmmakers built an industry apart from the Hollywood establishment, cultivating visual and narrative styles that were uniquely their own.
BookDVD
2016
Clemons (By Request)
7.

East and West: Mizreḥ Un Mayrev

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In a comedic film about assimilation and Jewish values, sophisticated New Yorker Morris Brown travels back to his village to attend his niece's traditional wedding. He brings his daughterMollie, whose hijinks include boxing and teaching other young villagers to shimmy. Mollie meets her match, however, in an engaging young yeshiva scholar who forsakes tradition and joins the secular world to win her heart.
DVD
2006; 1991
Clemons (Stacks)
8.

Foolish Wives

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1st film: A rich woman and an adventurer posing as a nobleman meet & have an affair in the South of France.; 2nd film: Gives an exciting look at the bizarre career of Erich Von Stroheim. Director Patrick Montgomery gives life to the legend and excerpts for Blind Husbands, Foolish Wives and many others give a better understanding to von Stroheim's career. In addition, the program gives a detailed study of a creative genius whose perverse aberrations regarding women, art, and finances made him a Hollywood outcast.
DVD
2003; 1922
Clemons (Stacks)
9.

The Complete Metropolis

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In 2026, the rich rule over the poor, who live underground. One man tries to bridge the gap between the two classes. In July 2008 a complete copy of the film was discovered with an additional 25 minutes of lost footage that had not been seen since the film's premiere in 1927. After years of restoration the sci-fi epic was re-released in theaters in 2010 as The Complete Metropolis.
DVD
2010; 1927
Clemons (Stacks)
10.

The Harold Lloyd Comedy Collection: Vol. 1

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Eight feature films starring silent screen comedian Harold Lloyd.
DVD
2005; 1919
Clemons (Stacks)
11.

Un Chien Andalou

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Filmed in the subjective language of the unconscious, this early avant-grade film appears as fresh today as when it first appeared.
DVD
2004
Clemons (Stacks)
12.

The Sheik: The Son of the Sheik

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Lady Diana Mayo is carried into the desert by an Arab chieftain, who takes one look at her and wants her, right then and there.; The son of a sheik is lured into a thieves' trap by a beautiful girl. When he escapes, he kidnaps the girl and they fall in love and ride off into the sunset together.
DVD
2002
Clemons (Stacks)
13.

Chaplin at Keystone

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Charlie Chaplin came to Mack Sennett's Keystone Studios late in 1913 as a little-known British vaudevillian. After a year, he had not only established his Tramp character, he also learned to write and direct his own films and achieved public recognition as a star comedian. The Chaplin at Keystone collection contains over thirty of Charlie Chaplin's greatest works.
DVD
2010
Clemons (Stacks)
14.

Joyless Street

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An expressionistic account of economic and moral decay that focuses on the problems of the inhabitants of a street in decadent post World War I Vienna. Garbo plays a professor's daughter whose family security has been shattered by inflation and must now consider working in a brothel to keep her family from starving.
DVD
1925
Clemons (Stacks)
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Avant-Garde 3: Experimental Cinema, 1922-1954

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Long before home video there flourished an alternative cinema culture on college campuses and around art theaters, where foreign film fare was often accompanied by a short subject. As reliable 16mm film equipment became available to non-professionals, artists independent of film centers began experimenting with cinema. Serious film societies sprang up in New York, San Francisco, and Los Angeles, holding semi-private screenings of non-commercial artistic films. For years, these pictures have been exhibited only in infrequent museum screenings, if at all. This collection is of mainly American pictures, principally one-man artistic endeavors made from little more than an artist's desire to express feelings with a camera.
DVD
2009
Clemons (Stacks)
16.

The Toll of the Sea

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Lotus Flower rescues an American man washed up on the seashore. They fall in love and marry, but he returns to the United States without her, while she bears his son. When he returns, he is accompanied by his American wife.
DVD
2009; 1922
Clemons (Stacks)
17.

The Great Train Robbery

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Great train robbery: Bandits tie up the station master, stop the train, rob the mail car, take the passengers' valuables, and then escape; and the station master's daughter frees her father, alerts a group at a dance who then chase and overtake the robbers. DVD contains two editions: the original silent archival version provided by the Library of Congress and a digitally enhanced version with new music and effects track and color tinted sequences.; Heart of Texas Ryan: An action-packed tale with a kidnapping, fist-fights and a last-minute rescue.; Tumbleweeds: Spectacular recreation of the Cherokee Strip land rush.; The battle of Elderbush Gulch: Two women from the East move out west and encounter hostile Indians.
DVD
2005; 1903
Clemons (Stacks)
18.

The Magic of Méliès

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Fifteen fantastic works by the cinema's first special effects wizard, plus the documentary Georges Melies - Cinema Magician.
DVD
2008
Clemons (Stacks)
19.

Yu Guang Qu

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Melodrama about the many hardships suffered by a Chinese fishing family.
DVD
2003; 1934
Clemons (Stacks)
20.

Yi Jian Mei: A Spary of Plum Blossoms

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Hu Lunting and Bai Lede are both graduates from the Shanghai Military Academy. Hu Zhuli (Hu's sister) and Bai are in love. Hu is set to Canton under General Shi's command. Shi Luohua, the general's daughter, falls in love with Hu. Later, Bai joins his friend in Canton and feels attracted by Miss Shi. From then on, the two young men become rivals.
DVD
2005; 1931
Clemons (Stacks)