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Lou Andreas-Solome, the Audacity to Be Free

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Lou Andreas-Salome, the woman who enraptured nineteenth century Europe's greatest minds, recounts her life to Ernst Pfeiffer in this German film directed by Cordula Kablitz-Post. A published novelist, poet and essayist, Salome's desire to live a life free from convention scandalized society but spurred genius and passion in others, including Friedrich Nietzsche, Paul Ree and her lover, the poet Rainer Maria Rilke. Working with Sigmund Freud, she became the first female psychoanalyst.
DVD
2018
Law (Klaus Reading Room) Map
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Privilege

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Middle-age documentary filmmaker Yvonne Washington is becoming a "woman of a certain age", so she invites long-time friend Jenny to assist in filming a candid and open dialogue on menopause. This becomes a commentary on the implicit interrelation between vanity and subjugation, as women already relegated to secondary status in society face further trivialization and exclusion, reduced to a caricatured, iconic pop culture image: the crone. The film is also a scathing exposition of ageism, sexism, economic elitism, and racism--the isms that artificially define and characterize empowerment in contemporary society--and the marginalization, disenfranchisement, and social segregation that pervade everyday existence, informing the myth of privilege.
DVD
2005; 1990
Clemons (Stacks)
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Certain Women

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A stirring look at three women striving to forge their own paths amidst the wide-open plains of the American Northwest: a lawyer who finds herself contending with both office sexism and a hostage situation; a wife and mother whose determination to build her dream home puts her at odds with the men in her life; and a young law student who forms an ambiguous bond with a lonely ranch hand. A portrait emerges of flawed but strong-willed individuals in the process of defining themselves.
DVD
2017; 2016
Law (Klaus Reading Room) Map
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20th Century Women

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The story of three women who explore love and freedom in Southern California during the late 1970s.
DVD
2017; 2016
Law (Klaus Reading Room) Map
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Elle

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Michèle seems indestructible. Head of a successful video game company, she brings the same ruthless attitude to her love life as to business. Being attacked in her home by an unknown assailant changes Michèle's life forever. When she resolutely tracks the man down, they are both drawn into a curious and thrilling game--a game that may, at any moment, spiral out of control.
DVD
2017
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80 Egunean

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"Axun and Maite met at secondary school during a repressive era that never allowed their relationship to go beyond friendship. Later on, their paths led them apart: Axun got married and moved out to the country to live on a farm, while Maite traveled the world, clarified her sexual orientation in her own mind, and now, having had a successful career as a piano teacher, she has returned to San Sebastian to take up her retirement. Fifty years on, Axun and Maite, now both seventy, meet up by chance while visiting patients in hospital. At first, they don't recognize one another, but soon long- suppressed feelings begin to emerge once more with the same intensity, and Axun is aware for the first time of her chance to start something entirely new. Feelings once illicit which, fifty years a [...]
DVD
2011
Clemons (Stacks)
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We Are the Night

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Lena is a troubled young woman from the wrong part of town. Antisocial and self destructive, Lena is caught in a dead end life until she meets Louise. Beautiful and glamorous, Louise is everything Lena is not and Lena cannot help but be flattered by her attention and the promise of a new life and family. A life of power and excitement. A life that will never, ever end. A darkly sexy spin on the vampire mythos, one where glamour and power come with a price not noticed until it is far too late.
DVD
2011
Clemons (Stacks)
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Women in Japan: Memories of the Past, Dreams for the Future

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Introduces six women of diverse ages, backgrounds, occupations and regions of Japan. Each woman has spent a significant part of her life abroad, speaking new languages and adjusting to new places, and each discusses how her experience abroad has affected her identity and beliefs.
DVD
2002
Clemons (Stacks)
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The Old Maid

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Headstrong, beautiful Tina has nothing but disdain for her Aunt Charlotte. Tina does not think that her aunt has any understanding of a young girls heart, but Charlotte knows more than Tina thinks. For unloved, unlovable Aunt Charlotte is really Tina's mother, whose romance with a Civil War soldier who didn't return resulted in Tina's birth.
DVD
2008; 1939
Clemons (Stacks)
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Let's Face It: Women Explore Their Aging Faces

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Seven midlife women uncover their ambivalence, vanity, anxiety, joy and acceptance of growing older through open, honest, and funny revelations with their friends.
DVD
2003; 2002
Clemons (Stacks)
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Women Like Us

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A documentary film profiling 5 Iranian women of different ages and backgrounds.
VHS
2003; 2002
Ivy (By Request)
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Women, a True Story

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Reveals the heart, mind, and soul of half of the world's human population--women. In each program, women from around the world tell their personal stories and discuss the burning issues facing all women today.
VHS
1997
Ivy (By Request)
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Online
2003; 2002
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Online
2005; 1990
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Men in Affairs [electronic resource]

Julio, Mark, and Albert are all having affairs, yet all want to stay married. They love their wives, and contend that without cheating their marriages would be in grave danger. Why do these men betray their families and how do they cope with the inner conflict about their behavior? The three discuss their extramarital relationships in this program, while a fourth man explains why he's searching for a partner on a Web site dedicated to facilitating adulterous encounters. Viewers also meet Ann and Brian Bercht, creators of the Passionate Life adultery-recovery seminars, and hear from Noel Biderman, owner of the Ashley Madison "married dating" Web site.
Online
2011
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Women in Affairs [electronic resource]

Many believe that men who cheat are looking for sexual fulfillment, while cheating women seek love and romance. Do men and women stray for different reasons? This program profiles Stephania, a lonely housewife who sought connection on the Ashley Madison Web site, and Regan, who loves her husband but is driven to find sexual satisfaction outside of marriage. Raising two children but growing apart from her husband, Stephania describes her affair and how her need for intimacy collides with devotion to her family. Regan, too, wants to be faithful, but because she has a sexually dysfunctional spouse she engages-with much guilt-in purely physical flings.
Online
2011