Film and Video Awards: Academy Awards
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Academy Awards: Best Picture
Academy Awards: Best Director
Academy Awards: Best Foreign Language Picture
Academy Awards: Best Documentary Feature
Academy Awards: Best Documentary Short

Academy Awards Database

Academy Awards: Best Picture

2010 (84rd): The Artist (2011)

2010 (83rd): The King's Speech (2010)
DVD X5692

2009 (82nd): The Hurt Locker (2008)
DVD X2522

2008 (81st): Slumdog Millionaire (2008)
DVD X1377

2007 (80th): No Country for Old Men (2007)
DVD 9439

2006 (79th): The Departed (2006)
DVD 7296

2005 (78th): Crash (2004)
DVD 4298

2004 (77th): Million Dollar Baby (2004)
DVD 4170

2003 (76th): The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)
DVD 1254

2002(75th): Chicago (2002)
DVD 1850

2001 (74th): A Beautiful Mind (2001)
DVD 1230

2000 (73th): Gladiator (2000)
DVD 399

1999 (72th): American Beauty (1999)
DVD 4137; vhs 999:2746

1998(71th): Shakespeare in Love (1998)
DVD59; vhs 999:2440

1997 (70th): Titanic (1997)
DVD 2172

1996 (69th): The English Patient (1996)
DVD 5439; vhs 999:219

1995 (68th): Braveheart (1995)
DVD 509

1994 (67th): Forrest Gump (1994)
DVD 1085

1993 (66th): Schindler's List (1993)
DVD 2373; vhs 999:1120

1992 (65th): Unforgiven (1992)
DVD X1105; vhs 999:1108

1991 (64th): The Silence of the Lambs (1991)
DVD 5475; vhs 999:1998

1990 (63rd): Dances with Wolves (1990)
DVD 1693; vhs 999:480

1989 (62nd): Driving Miss Daisy (1989)
DVD 5147

1988 (61st): Rain Man (1988)
DVD 8279; vhs 999:2531

1987 (60th): The Last Emperor (1987)
DVD 213; vhs 999:259

1986 (59th): Platoon (1986)
DVD 455; vhs 999:805

1985 (58th): Out of Africa (1985)
DVD X789; vhs 999:2021

1984 (57th): Amadeus (1984)

1983 (56th): Terms of Endearment (1983)
DVD 5521

1982 (55th): Gandhi (1982)
DVD 927; vhs 999:203

1981 (54th): Chariots of Fire (1981)
DVD 5492

1980 (53rd): Ordinary People (1980)
DVD 3645; vhs 999:2804

1979 (52nd): Kramer vs. Kramer (1979)
DVD 3646; vhs 999:1031

1978 (51st): The Deer Hunter (1978)
DVD 5; vhs 999:708

1977 (50th): Annie Hall (1977)
DVD 56; vhs 999:263

1976 (49th): Rocky (1976))
DVD 6749; vhs 999:2049

1975 (48th): One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975)
DVD 343; vhs 999:377

1974 (47th): The Godfather: Part II (1974)
DVD 908; vhs 999:137

1973 (46th): The Sting (1973)
DVD 1439

1972 (45th): The Godfather (1972)
DVD 908; vhs 999:137

1971 (44th): The French Connection (1971)
DVD 851; vhs 999:2307

1970 (43rd): Patton (1970)
DVD 2877; vhs 999:770

1969 (42nd): Midnight Cowboy (1969)
DVD 5254; vhs 999:986

1968 (41st): Oliver! (1968)
DVD 5721; vhs 999:1287

1967 (40th): In the Heat of the Night (1967)
DVD 4561; vhs 999:421

1966 (39th): A Man for All Seasons (1966)
DVD 7451

1965(38th): The Sound of Music (1965)
DVD 456; vhs 999:767

1964 (37th): My Fair Lady (1964)
DVD 464; vhs 999:872

1963 (36th): Tom Jones (1963)
DVD 2520; vhs 999:698

1962 (35th): Lawrence of Arabia (1962)
DVD 666; vhs 999:382

1961 (34th): West Side Story (1961)
DVD 1747; DVD 551; vhs 999:115

1960 (33rd): The Apartment (1960)
DVD 1758; vhs 999:1127

1959 (32nd): Ben-Hur (1959)
DVD 3369; vhs 999:233

1958 (31st): Gigi (1958)
DVD 618; vhs 999:746

1957 (30th): The Bridge on the River Kwai(1957)
DVD 547; vhs 999:400

1956 (29th): Around the World in 80 Days (1956)
DVD 5483;vhs 999:834

1955 (28th): Marty (1955)
DVD X150; vhs 999:855

1954 (27th): On the Waterfront (1954)
DVD 899; vhs 999:18

1953 (26th): From Here to Eternity (1953)
DVD 918; vhs 999:988

1952 (25th): The Greatest Show on Earth (1952)
DVD X5281; vhs 999:3359

1951 (24th): An American in Paris (1951)
DVD 1432; vhs 999:26

1950(23rd): All About Eve (1950)
DVD 247

1949 (22nd): All the King's Men (1949)
DVD 5484; vhs 999:264

1948 (21st): Hamlet (1948)
DVD 312; vhs 999:937

1947 (21th): Gentleman's Agreement (1947)
DVD 2808; vhs 999:987

1946 (19th): The Best Years of Our Lives (1946)
DVD 2865; vhs 999:114

1945 (18th): The Lost Weekend (1945)
DVD 535

1944 (17th): Going My Way (1944)
DVD 679

1943 (16th): Casablanca (1942)
DVD 54; vhs 999:119

1942 (15th): Mrs. Miniver (1942)
DVD X896; vhs 999:2208

1941 (14th): How Green Was My Valley (1941)
DVD 306

1940 (13th): Rebecca (1940)
DVD 181; vhs 999:2373

1939 (12th): Gone with the Wind (1939)

1938 (11th): You Can't Take It with You (1938)
DVD 100; vhs 999:119

1937 (10th): The Life of Emile Zola (1937)
DVD 6805; vhs 999:2864

1936 (9th): The Great Ziegfeld (1936)
vhs 999:3634

1935 (8th) : Mutiny on the Bounty (1935)
DVD 4631

1934 (7th): It Happened One Night (1934)
DVD 175; vhs 999:11

1933 (6th): Cavalcade (1933)
[Not available on video or DVD]

1932 (5th): Grand Hotel (1932)
DVD 4282; vhs 999:1630

1931 (4th): Cimarron (1931)
DVD 5091

1930 (3rd): All Quiet on the Western Front (1930)
DVD 340; vhs 999:104

1929 (2nd): The Broadway Melody (1929)
DVD 4001; vhs 999:804

1928 (1st): Wings (1927)
DVD X2184; vhs 999:611

Academy Awards: Director

2011: Michel Hazanavicius - The Artist (2010)

2010: Tom Hooper - The King's Speech (2010)
DVD X5692

2009: Kathryn Bigelow - The Hurt Locker
DVD X2522

2008: Danny Boyle - Slumdog Millionaire
DVD X1377

2007: Joel and Ethan Coen - No Country for Old Men
DVD 9439

2006: Martin Scorsese - The Departed
DVD 7296

2005: Ang Lee - Brokeback Mountain
DVD 5386

2004: Clint Eastwood - Million Dollar Baby
DVD 4170

2003: Peter Jackson - The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
DVD 2773

2002: Roman Polanski - The Pianist
DVD 1632

2001: Ron Howard - A Beautiful Mind
DVD 1230

2000: Steven Soderbergh - Traffic
DVD 866

1999: Sam Mendes - American Beauty
DVD 4137; vhs 999:2746

1998: Steven Spielberg - Saving Private Ryan
DVD 146; vhs 999:2358

1997: James Cameron - Titanic
DVD 2172

1996: Anthony Minghella - The English Patient
DVD 5439; vhs 999:219

1995: Mel Gibson - Braveheart
DVD 509

1994: Robert Zemeckis - Forrest Gump
DVD 1085

1993: Steven Spielberg - Schindler's List
DVD 2373; vhs 999:1120

1992: Clint Eastwood - Unforgiven(1992)
DVD X1105; vhs 999:1108

1991: Jonathan Demme - The Silence of the Lambs
DVD 5475; vhs 999:1998

1990: Kevin Costner - Dances with Wolves
DVD 1693; vhs 999:480

1989: Oliver Stone - Born on the Fourth of July
DVD 769; vhs 999:740

1988: Barry Levinson - Rain Man
DVD 8279; vhs 999:2531

1987: Bernardo Bertolucci - The Last Emperor
DVD 213; vhs 999:259

1986: Oliver Stone - Platoon
DVD 455; vhs 999:805

1985: Sydney Pollack - Out of Africa
DVD X789; vhs 999:2021

1984: Milos Forman: - Amadeus

1983: James L. Brooks: - Terms of Endearment
DVD 5521

1982: Richard Attenborough - Gandhi
DVD 927; vhs 999:203

1981: Warren Beatty - Reds
DVD 6749; vhs 999:1627

1980: Robert Redford - Ordinary People
DVD 3645; vhs 999:2804

1979: Robert Benton - Kramer vs. Kramer
DVD 3646; vhs 999:1031

1978: Michael Cimino - The Deer Hunter
DVD 5; vhs 999:708

1977: Woody Allen - Annie Hall
DVD 56; vhs 999:263

1976 John G. Avildsen: - Rocky
DVD 6557; vhs 999:2049

1975: Milos Forman - One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
DVD 343; vhs 999:377

1974: Francis Ford Coppola - The Godfather: Part II
DVD 908; vhs 999:137

1973: George Roy Hill - The Sting
DVD 1439

1972: Bob Fosse - Cabaret
DVD 339; vhs 999:794

1971: William Friedkin - The French Connection
DVD 851; vhs 999:2307

1970: Franklin J. Schaffner - Patton
DVD 2877; vhs 999:770

1969: John Schlesinger - Midnight Cowboy
DVD 5254; vhs 999:986

1968: Carol Reed - Oliver! (1968)
DVD 5721; vhs 999:1287

1967: Mike Nichols - The Graduate
DVD 32; vhs 999:145

1966 Fred Zinnemann - A Man for All Seasons
DVD 7451

1965: Robert Wise - The Sound of Music
DVD 456; vhs 999:767

1964 George Cukor: - My Fair Lady
DVD 464; vhs 999:872

1963: Tony Richardson - Tom Jones
DVD 2520; vhs 999:698

1962: David Lean - Lawrence of Arabia
DVD 666; vhs 999:382

1961: Robert Wise, Jerome Robbins - West Side Story
DVD 1747; DVD 551; vhs 999:115

1960: Billy Wilder - The Apartment
DVD 1758; vhs 999:1127

1959: William Wyler - Ben-Hur
DVD 3369; vhs 999:233

1958: Vincente Minnelli - Gigi
DVD 618; vhs 999:746

1957: David Lean - The Bridge on the River Kwai
DVD 547; vhs 999:400

1956: George Stevens - Giant
DVD 4134; vhs 999:720

1955: Delbert Mann - Marty
DVD X150; vhs 999:855

1954: Elia Kazan - On the Waterfront
DVD 899; vhs 999:18

1953: Fred Zinnemann - From Here to Eternity
DVD 918; vhs 999:988

1952: John Ford - The Quiet Man
DVD 9200; vhs 999:2701

1951: George Stevens - A Place in the Sun
DVD DVD X1491; vhs 999:2121

1950: Joseph L. Mankiewicz - All About Eve (1950)
DVD 247

1949: Joseph L. Mankiewicz - A Letter to Three Wives
DVD 3805; vhs 999:3493

1948: John Huston - Treasure of the Sierra Madre
DVD 2040; vhs 999:55

1947: Elia Kazan - Gentleman's Agreement
DVD 2808; vhs 999:987

1946: William Wyler - The Best Years of Our Lives
DVD 2865; vhs 999:114

1945: Billy Wilder - The Lost Weekend
DVD 535

1944 Leo McCarey - Going My Way
DVD 679

1943: Michael Curtiz - Casablanca
DVD 54; vhs 999:119

1942: William Wyler - Mrs. Miniver
DVD X896; vhs 999:2208

1941: John Ford - How Green Was My Valley
DVD 306

1940: John Ford - The Grapes of Wrath
DVD 2434; vhs 999:87

1939: Victor Fleming - Gone with the Wind

1938: Frank Capra - You Can't Take It with You
DVD 100; vhs 999:119

1937: Leo McCarey - The Awful Truth
DVD 6534; vhs 999:41

1936: Frank Capra - Mr. Deeds Goes to Town
DVD 171; vhs 999:820

1935: John Ford - The Informer
DVD 5657; vhs 999:647

1934: Frank Capra - It Happened One Night
DVD 175; vhs 999:11

1932/1933: Frank Lloyd - Cavalcade

1931/1932: Frank Borzage - Bad Girl
DVD X724

1930/1931 Norman Taurog - Skippy

1929/1930: Lewis Milestone: - All Quiet on the Western Front (1930)
DVD 340; vhs 999:104

1928/1929: Frank Lloyd - The Divine Lady

1927/1928: Lewis Milestone - Two Arabian Knights

1927/1928 Frank Borzage - Seventh Heaven
DVD X712

Academy Awards: Best Foreign Language Picture

2011: A Separation (Jodái-e Náder az Simin) (Iran)

2010: In a Better World (Hævnen) (Denmark)
DVD X6604

2009: The Secret in Their Eyes (El Secreto de Sus Ojos) (Argentina)
DVD X4727

2008/2009: Departures (Okuribito) (Japan)
DVD X3758

2007/2008: The Counterfeiters (Die Fälscher) (Austria)
DVD X476

2006/2007: The Lives of Others (Das Leben der Anderen) (Germany)
DVD 8380

2005/2006: Tsotsi(South Africa)
DVD 5803

2004/2005: The Sea Inside (Mar adentro)(Spain)
DVD 4052

2003/2004: The Barbarian Invasions (Les Invasions barbares) (Canada)
DVD 5525

2002/2003:Nowhere in Africa (Nirgendwo in Afrika) (Germany)
DVD 1997

2001/2002: No Man's Land (Bosnia and Herzegovina)
DVD 1149

2000/2001: Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (Wo hu cang long) (Taiwan)
DVD 766; vhs 999:3170

1999: All About My Mother (Todo sobre mi madre) (Spain)
DVD 319

1998: Life Is Beautiful (La è vita bella)
DVD 124; vhs 999:2503

1997: Character (Karakter) (Netherlands)
DVD 5532

1996: Kolya (Kolja) (Czech Republic)
vhs 999:2259

1995: Antonia's Line (Antonia) (Netherlands)
DVD 8446; vhs 999:1645

1994: Burnt by the Sun (Utomlyonnye solntsem) (Russia)
DVD 5513; vhs 999:1604

1993: The Age of Beauty (Belle époque) (Spain, Portugal, France)
DVD X914; vhs 999:1726

1992: Indochine (France)
DVD 2131; vhs 999:1125

1991: Mediterraneo (Italy)
DVD 5558

1990: Journey of Hope (Reise der Hoffnung) (Switzerland - German and Turkish)
vhs 999:2881

1989: Cinema Paradiso (Nuovo cinema Paradiso) (Italy)
DVD 3195; vhs 999:1976

1988: Pelle the Conqueror (Pelle erobreren) (Denmark)
DVD 663; vhs 999:1116

1987: Babette's Feast (Babettes Gæstebud) (Denmark)
DVD 5512; vhs 999:1468

1986: The Assault (De Aanslag)

1985: The Official Story (La Historia oficial) (Argentina)
DVD 262; vhs 999:587

1984: Dangerous Moves (La Diagonale du fou) (Switzerland)
DVD 5543

1983: Fanny and Alexander (Fanny och Alexander) (Sweden)
DVD 3189; vhs 999:944

1982: Begin the Beguine (Volver a empezar)
vhs 999:1942 (In Spanish without subtitles)

1981: Mephisto (Hungary)
vhs 999:398

1980: Moscow Does Not Believe In Tears (Moskva slezam ne verit) (USSR)
DVD 835; vhs 999:1645

1979: The Tin Drum (Die Blechtrommel) (Federal Republic of Germany)
DVD 554; vhs 999:623

1978: Get Out Your Handkerchiefs (Preparez vos mouchoirs) (France)
DVD 5511

1977: Madame Rosa (La Vie devant soi) (France)

1976: Black and White in Color (Noir et blancs en couleur) (Ivory Coast)
DVD 1667

1975: Dersu Uzala (USSR)
DVD 408; vhs 999:2040

1974: Amarcord (Italy)
DVD 51; vhs 999::6

1973: Day for Night (La Nuit américaine) (France)
DVD 3524; vhs 999:1492

1972: The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie (Le Charme discret de la bourgeoisie) (France | Italy | Spain)
DVD 445; vhs 999:78

1971: The Garden of the Finzi-Continis (Il Giardino dei Finzi-Contini) (Italy)
DVD 5520; vhs 999:1909

1970: Investigation of a Citizen Above Suspicion (Indagin su un cittadino al di sopra di ogni sospetto) (Italy)

1969: Z (Algeria)
DVD 5533

1968: War and Peace (Voyna i mir) (USSR)
DVD 1435

1967: Closely Watched Trains (Ostre sledovanévlaky) (Czechoslovakia)
DVD 1180; vhs 999:1073

1966: A Man and a Woman (Un homme et une femme) (France)
DVD 5526; vhs 999:735

1965: The Shop on Main Street (Obchod na korze) (Czechoslovakia)
DVD 5514; vhs 999:864

1964: Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow (Ieri, oggi, domani) (Italy)
DVD 5534; vhs 999:2430

1963: 8½ (Otto e mezzo) (Italy)
DVD 952

1962: Sundays and Cybele (Les dimanches de ville d'Avray) ) (France)

1961: Through a Glass Darkly (Såsom i en spegel) (Sweden)
DVD 1855; vhs 999:1047

1960: The Virgin Spring (Jungfrukällan) (Sweden)
DVD 4987

1959: Black Orpheus (Orfeu Negro) (Brazil/France/Italy) (Italy)
DVD 50; vhs 999:352

1958: My Uncle (Mon Oncle) (France)
DVD 895; vhs 999:1094

1957: Nights of Cabiria (Le Notti di Cabiria) (Italy)
DVD 66; vhs 999:361

1956: La Strada (Italy)
DVD 2128; vhs 999:2447

As an Honorary Award

1955: Samurai, The Legend of Musashi (Miyamoto Musashi) (Japan)
DVD 2731

1954: Gate of Hell (Jigokumon) (Japan)
vhs 999:1097

1953: No Award Given

1952: Forbidden Games (Jeux interdits) (France)
DVD 4992; vhs 999:133

1951: Rashômon (Japan)
DVD 1143; vhs 999:50

1950: The Walls of Malapaga (Le Mura di Malapaga) (Italy)

As a Special Award

1949: The Bicycle Thief (Ladri di biciclette) (Italy)
DVD 23; vhs 999:116

1948: Monsieur Vincent (France)
DVD 9901

1947: Shoeshine (Sciuscià) (Italy)
DVD X2058; vhs 999:733

Academy Awards: Best Documentary Feature

2010 - Undefeated
Directed by T.J. Martin, Dan Lindsay and Richard Middlemas
A documentary on an underdog football team who look to reverse their fortunes with coach Bill Courtney.

2010 - Inside Job
Directed by Charles Ferguson
DVD X5411
Takes a closer look at what brought about the financial meltdown.

2009 - The Cove
Directed by Louie Psihoyos
Using state-of-the-art equipment, a group of activists, led by renown dolphin trainer Ric O'Barry, infiltrate a cove near Taijii, Japan to expose both a shocking instance of animal abuse and a serious threat to human health.
DVD X2519

2008 - Man on Wire
Directed by James Marsh
A look at tightrope walker Philippe Petit's daring, but illegal, high-wire routine performed between New York City's World Trade Center's twin towers in 1974, what some consider, "the artistic crime of the century."
DVD X835

2007 - Taxi to the Dark Side
Directed by Alex Gibney
An investigation into the introduction of torture as an interrogation technique in U.S. facilities, and the role played by key figures of the Bush Administration in the process. Takes an in-depth look at the case of Afghan taxi driver Dilawar, who was suddenly detained by the U.S. military one afternoon and died in his Bagram prison cell five days later. This gripping probe into reckless abuses of government power demonstrates how one man's life and death symbolizes the erosion of our civil rights.
DVD X373

2006 - An Inconvenient Truth
Directed by Davis Guggenheim
Former Vice President Al Gore explains the facts of global warming, presents arguments that the dangers of global warning have reached the level of crisis, and addresses the efforts of certain interests to discredit the anti-global warming cause. Between lecture segments, Gore discusses his personal commitment to the environment, sharing anecdotes from his experiences.
DVD 6601

2005 - March of the Penguins (La Marche de l'empereur)
Directed by Luc Jacquet
In the Antarctic, every March since the beginning of time, the quest by Emperor Penguins begins as they set out to find the perfect mate and start a family. This courtship will begin with a long journey - a journey that will take them hundreds of miles across the continent by foot, one by one in a single file. They will endure freezing temperatures, in brittle, icy winds, travel through deep, treacherous waters and risk starvation and attack by dangerous predators, to find a partner under the harshest conditions on earth.
DVD 4906

2004 - Born into Brothels
Directed by Ross Kauffman and Zana Briski
While living in the red light district of Calcutta and documenting life in the brothels, New York-based photographer Zana Briski embarked on a project by which she gave cameras to the children of prostitutes and taught them photography, awakening within them hidden talent and creativity and giving them a means to transform their lives.
DVD 4383

2003 - The Fog of War
Directed by Errol Morris
The story of America as seen through the eyes of the former Secretary of Defense, under President Kennedy and President Johnson, Robert S. McNamara. McNamara was one of the most controversial and influential political figures of the 20th century. Now, he offers a candid and intimate journey through some of the most seminal events in contemporary American history. He offers new and often surprising insights into the 1945 bombing of Tokyo, the Cuban Missile Crisis, and the effects of the Vietnam War.
DVD 2687

2002 - Bowling for Columbine
Directed by Michael Moore
Famed documentarian and left-wing political humorist Michael Moore tackles the issue of America's unique obsession with firearms. Taking off from the Columbine High School massacre in April 1999, Moore visits a Michigan bank that gives new customers a free gun, marshals statistics for gun deaths in the U.S. and interviews subjects as diverse as National Rifle Association spokesman Charlton Heston and shock rocker Marilyn Manson.
DVD 1827

2001 - Murder on a Sunday Morning (Un coupable idéal)
Directed by: Jean-Xavier de Lestrade
A documentary investigating a true tale of murder and injustice in Jacksonville, Florida. When a 15-year-old black male is arrested for the murder of Mary Ann Stephens, everyone involved in the case--from investigators to journalists--is ready to condemn him, except for his lawyer, Patrick McGuiness. McGuiness reopens the inquiry, and discovers a slew of shocking and troubling elements about the case. Most importantly, can the police be lying?
DVD 1842

2000 - Into the Arms of Strangers: Stories of the Kindertransport
Written and directed by Mark Jonathan Harris; produced by Deborah Oppenheimer.
A documentary on the Kindertransport rescue operation in which 10,000 Jewish children were saved from Hitler's grasp and placed with foster parents and hostels in Great Britain at the outbreak of World War II. Includes archival footage and decades-later remembrances of both the rescuers and the rescued.
DVD 1042

1999 - One Day in September
Directed by Kevin MacDonald; produced by Arthur Cohn, John Battsek.
Presents the shocking true story of the brutal massacre of 11 Israeli athletes by a team of extreme Palestinian terrorists during the 1972 Olympics in Munich, Germany. Chronicles events from terrorist training in Libya to the terrorists sneaking into the Olympic Village to the tension-filled negotiations to the shocking conclusion at a German airport. Told with actual video shot during the crisis and interviews with those who took part (including the only surviving member of the Black September group).
DVD 1040

1998 - The Last Days
Directed and edited by James Moll June; producers: June Beallor, Ken Lipper.
Traces the compelling experiences of five Hungarian holocaust survivors. Including newly-discovered historical footage and a rare interview with a former Nazi doctor at Auschwitz, the film tells the remarkable story of a grandmother, a teacher, a businessman, an artist and a U.S. Congressman, as they return from the U.S. to their hometowns and to the ghettos and concentration camps in which they were imprisoned.
DVD 2132; vhs Video/C 6458

1997 - The Long Way Home
Written and directed by Mark Jonathan Harris; produced by Marvin Hier, Richard Trank.
Discusses the critical post World War II period between 1945 and 1948 and the plight of the tens of thousands of Jewish refugees who survived the Holocaust. The documentary looks at their attempts to get to the Jewish homeland (often illegally) and the formation of a Jewish state, Israel. Combining rare archival film and stills with new interviews, this film interweaves historical narrative with stories, anecdotes and recollections of Jewish refugees.
Video/C 4954

1996 - When We Were Kings
Directed by Leon Gast; produced by Leon Gast, David David Sonenberg, Taylor Hackford.
In 1974, Muhammad Ali made what some thought would be his last title bid to regain the heavyweight boxing championship, stripped from him years before. Fight promoters offered him five million dollars to come to Zaire to fight George Foreman, a young and seemingly unbeatable opponent. Then, as the world watched, Ali took center ring, pulling off a stunning upset.
DVD 5862; vhs Video/C 6041

1995 - Anne Frank Remembered
Written, directed, and produced by Jon Blair.
This film includes interviews with Anne Frank's surviving family, friends and her heroic protector, Miep Gies and features vintage newsreels, photographs and even a rare home movie to look beyond the celebrated pages of Anne's diary. DVD 7344; vhs Video/C 4554

1994 - Maya Lin: A Strong Clear Vision
Director, producer, writer, Freida Lee Mock.
Portrays the career of Maya Lin as an architect/artist as told by her and others, with special focus on the design and emotional impact of the Vietnam Veterans and Civil Rights Memorials.
DVD 1996; Video/C 4359

1993 - I am a Promise: The Children of Stanton Elementary School
Directed by Susan Raymond; produced by Alan Raymond, Susan Raymond.
A documentary about the 725 Headstart to 5th graders at the Stanton Elementary School in North Philadelphia. Stanton is a Chapter One school which receives federal funding because of the poverty in this area. Principal Deanna Bernie does her best to give these children the same quality education that more fortunate children have. Includes disciplinary methods, experimental classes, and information about the home lives of some of the children in this inner city environment.
DVD X3035; Video/C 6998

1992 - The Panama Deception
Directed by Barbara Trent; produced by Barbara Trent, Joanne Doroshow, Nico Panigutti, David Kasper
Presents an alternative view of the invasion of Panama by the U.S. military that was not given by the American media.
DVD 9505; vhs Video/C 6998

1991 - In the Shadow of the Stars
Directed, edited, and produced by Allie Light and and Irving Saraf.
A behind-the-scenes look at the lesser known choristers of the San Francisco Opera Company, many of whom aspire to become soloists and stars. The film lovingly explores the blurred boundary between private lives and stage spectacles, and creates a rare and privileged look into the world of grand opera.
Video/C 8612

1990 - American Dream
Directed by Barbara Kopple; produced by Arthur Cohn, Barbara Kopple.
The true-life story of a workers' strike against Geo. A. Hormel & Company in Austin, Minnesota is documented from beginning to end. When Geo. A. Hormel & Company made $2 million in profits and then cut their worker's salaries by $2 an hour each, the workers had only one option: Go out on strike.
DVD 6527; vhs 2268

1989 - Common Threads: Stories From the Quilt
Directed by Robert Epstein, Jeffrey Friedman; produced by Bill Couturie, Robert Epstein.
The story of the AIDS Memorial Quilt established by the San Francisco NAMES Project Foundation in 1987 to commemorate the lives lost to AIDS. From the thousands memorialized in the quilt, profiles five individuals--including a recovered IV drug user, a former Olympic decathlon star and a boy with hemophilia--whose stories reflect the diversity and common tragedy of those who have died from AIDS. Celebrates their unique personalities and achievements, interweaving these personal histories with a chronology of the epidemic's development and the negligence of the government.
DVD 2761; vhs 1774

1988 - Hotel Terminus: The Life and Times of Klaus Barbie
Directed and produced Marcel Ophüls.
Klaus Barbie was a Nazi war criminal who escaped and remained hidden for 40 years. This film traces the 40-year hunt for Barbie which ended when he was brought to trial in 1987.
Video/C 1558

1987 - The Ten-Year Lunch: The Wit and Legend of the Algonquin Round Table
Directed and produced by Aviva Slesin.
From 1919 to 1929 in New York City's Algonquin Hotel, a group of poets, novelists, playwrites, critics, humorists and editors met each day to exchange opinions, gossip and the most cutting wit of the day.
Video/C 1827

1986 - Artie Shaw: Time Is All You've Got
Produced by Brigitte Berman

1986 - Down and Out In America
Directed by Lee Grant; produced by Joseph Feury, Milton Justice
We live in a country that prides itself on the opportunities available to all. This film takes a hard look at the farmers who can't hold on to their land, the homeless and the 20 million Americans who still don't have enough to eat, and asks how long can we ignore the nightmare of poverty.
Video/C 3128

1985 - Broken Rainbow
Directed by Victoria Mudd, Thom Tyson; produced by Maria Florio, Victoria Mudd.
A documentary about the relocation of ten thousand Navaho Indians from their hogans in northern Arizona to tract homes in towns some distance away because the land allegedly belongs to the Hopi. Looks at efforts to mediate the land dispute.
DVD 6004; vhs 2152

1984 - The Times of Harvey Milk
Directed by Robert Epstein; produced by Richard Schmiechen, Robert Epstein.
Documentary on the life of Harvey Milk, the gay San Francisco Supervisor who was killed with Mayor George Moscone on Nov. 27, 1978.
DVD 2728; Video/C 1009

1983 - He Makes Me Feel Like Dancin'
Produced by Emile Ardolino.
Jacques d'Amboise, principal dancer of the New York City Ballet, teaches children dance during school hours in fourteen schools in the metropolitan area. Tells the story of the children's experiences, from auditions, through the teaching process, culminating in an event at Madison Square Garden in which 1,000 children participate and celebrities perform with them.
Video/C 751

1982 - Just Another Missing Kid
Directed by John Zaritsky

1981 - Genocide
Produced by Marvin Hier, Arnold Schwartzman
Graphically presents the story of the Holocaust and the millions of men, women and children who fell victim to Hitler's Final Solution, depicting the events through newsfilms, still photos and the personal reminiscences of survivors.
Video/C 9350

1980 - From Mao to Mozart: Isaac Stern in China
Directed and produced by: Murray Lerner.
Documentary film taken during the 1979 trip by Isaac Stern and his family to China, where he was invited by the government to perform and teach the techniques of Mozart to Chinese musicians.
DVD X3302; vhs Video/C 2146

1979 - Best Boy
Directed and produced by Ira Wohl.
Film about a fifty-two-year-old, mentally retarded Phillip Wohl and how filmmaker Ira Wohl, his cousin, helped him gain a degree of independence when his parents could no longer shelter him.
DVD 5434; Video/C 773

1978 - Scared Straight!
Produced by Arnold Shapiro
Profiles a unique juvenile crime-prevention program at New Jersey's Rahway maximum-security prison, recounting the day seventeen teenage lawbreakers spent inside the prison with the some of New Jersey's most dangerous criminals. In an attempt to scare the kids out of their criminal ways, prisoners took turns describing prison
DVD 3113

1977 - Who are the DeBolts? And Where Did They Get Nineteen Kids?
Produced by John Korty, Warren Lockhart, Dan McCann.
An authentic and sensitive portrait of an extraordinary family. Most of the children are very special adopted kids: white, yellow, and black, and physically handicapped or victims of war and catastrophe. Dealing with the most fundamental issues of love, courage, finding one's identity, and becoming a whole person, the film gives us a magnificent demonstration of what human beings can accomplish. It helps us define our own relationships and see the human being behind those who are different from ourselves. Irresistibly uplifting, raucously happy, extremely funny.
Video/C 9401

1976 - Harlan County, U. S. A.
Directed and produced by Barbara Kopple.
A docu-drama of the 1973 Kentucky coal miner's strike against the operators of the Brookside mine and the Duke Power Company which resulted from the company's refusal to honor the union's national contract with the United Mine Workers of America.
DVD 5665; vhs 999:509

1975 - The Man Who Skied Down Everest
Directed by Bruce Nyznik, Lawrence Schiller. A documentary about Yuichiro Miura, a Japanese alpinist who skied down Mt. Everest in 1970 accompanied by a Canadian film crew. Miura skied 6,600 feet in 2 minutes and 20 seconds and fell 1320 feet down the steep Lhotse face from the Yellow Band just below the South Col. He used a large parachute to slow his descent. He came to a full stop just 250 ft. from the edge of the crevasse. Eight died during the expeditions' ascent.
DVD X204

1974 - Hearts and Minds
Directed by Peter Davis; produced by Peter Davis, Bert Schneider.
Examines the American consciousness that led to involvement in Vietnam. Includes interviews with General William Westmoreland, Robert Kennedy, former Secretary of Defense Clark Clifford, Senator William Fulbright, Walt Rostow, and Daniel Ellsberg as well as American Vietnam veterans and Vietnamese leaders. Presidents Eisenhower, Truman, Kennedy, Johnson and Nixon are show in rare footage.
DVD 1184

1993 - The Great American Cowboy
Directed by Kieth Merrill

1972 - Marjoe
Directed by Sarah Kernochan, Howard Smith
DVD 2439; also included on DVD 5298

1971 - The Hellstrom Chronicle
Produced by Walon Green

1970 - Woodstock
Directed by Michael Wadleigh; produced by Bob Maurice.
This documentary film captures the unique communal experience and many of the performances of the most famous of outdoor rock concerts performed during three days at Bethel, New York.
DVD 452

1969 - Arthur Rubinstein - The Love of Life
Produced by Gérard Patris; François Reichenbach

1968 - Journey into Self
Produced by Bill McGaw

1967 - The Anderson Platoon
Produced by Pierre Schoendoerffer.
Follows the "Anderson Platoon," a racially integrated combat unit, for six weeks during the Vietnam War, as the soldiers eat, sleep, fight, gamble, pray and die together.
Video/C 3507

1966 - The War Game
Directed, written, and produced by Peter Watkins.
A dramatization of the possible effects of nuclear warfare on Great Britain. Explores the physical damage effects, the psychological effects on the survivors, the societal logic for the existence of nuclear arms, and the attempts to understand how the balance of power keeps atomic weapons in check.
DVD 6040; vhs 3971

1965 - The Eleanor Roosevelt Story
Directed by Sidney Glazier
Video/C 9471

1964 - Jacques-Yves Cousteau's World Without Sun
Directed by Jacques-Yves Cousteau

1963 - Robert Frost: A Lover's Quarrel With the World
Directed by Robert Hughes

1962 - Black Fox: The True Story of Adolf Hitler
Directed by Louis Stoumen
DVD X3032

1961 - Sky Above, Mud Below (Le Ciel et la Boue)
Directed by Pierre-Dominique Gaisseau; produced by Arthur Cohn, René Lafuite
DVD 1667

1960 - Horse with the Flying Tail
Directed by Larry Lansburgh

1959 - Serengeti Shall Not Die (Serengeti darf nicht sterben)
Directed by Bernhard Grzimek

1958 - White Wilderness
Directed by Ben Sharpsteen

1957 - Albert Schweitzer
Directed by Jerome Hill

1956 - The Silent World(Le Monde du silence)
Directed by Jacques-Yves Cousteau

1955 - The Unconquered (Helen Keller in Her Story)
Directed by Nancy Hamilton

1954 - Vanishing Prairie
Directed by Walt Disney
DVD 6709

1953 - The Living Desert
Directed by James Algar; produced by Walt Disney
DVD 6709

1952 - The Sea Around Us
Directed by Irwin Allen
DVD X5128

1951 - Kon-Tiki
Directed by Olle Nordemar
Video/C 1370

1950 - The Titan: Story of Michelangelo
Directed by Robert J. Flaherty, Richard Lyford, Curt Oertel

1949 - Daybreak in Udi
Directed by Terry Bishop; produced by Crown Film Unit

1948 - The Secret Land
Directed by O. Dull

1947 - Design for Death
Directed by Richard Fleischer, Theron Warth, Sid Rogell

1945 - The True Glory
Directed by Garson Kanin, Carol Reed
DVD 3009

1944 - The Fighting Lady
Directed by Louis De Rochemont; produced by 20th Century Fox, U. S. Navy
DVD 5802

1943 - Desert Victory
Directed Roy Boulting; produced by British Ministry of Information.
DVD 5802; vhs 5027

1942 - Battle of Midway
Directed by John Ford; produced by 20th Century Fox, U. S. Navy.
DVD 5802; vhs MM464; also on Video/C 7627

1942 - Kokoda Front Line!
Produced by Australian News and Information Bureau

1942 - Moscow Strikes Back
Directed by Ilya Kopalin, Leonid Varlamov

1942 - Prelude To War
Directed and produced by Frank Capra for U. S. Army Special Services
DVD 37

1941 - Churchill's Island
Produced by Canadian Film Board, United Artists

Academy Awards: Best Documentary Short

2011 - Saving Face
Directed by Daniel Junge and Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy

2010 - Strangers No More
Directed by Karen Goodman and Kirk Simon

2009 - Music by Prudence
Directed by Roger Ross Williams and Elinor Burkett

2008 - Smile Pinki
Directed by Megan Mylan

2007 - Freeheld
Directed by Cynthia Wade and Vanessa Roth
DVD X3241

2006 - The Blood of Yingzhou District
Directed by Ruby Yang
DVD 8244

2005 - A Note of Triumph: The Golden Age of Norman Corwin
Directed by Eric Simonson

2004 - Mighty Times: The Children's March
Directed by: Robert Hudson (aka Bobby Houston)
DVD 5138

2003 - Chernobyl Heart
Directed by: Maryann DeLeo

2002 - Twin Towers
Directed by: Michael Moore, Bill Guttentag and Robert David Port.
Two brothers, one a firefighter, one a police officer, are remembered for their bravery in New York City on September 11.
DVD 3843

2001 - Thoth
Directed by Lynn Appelle, Sara Kernochan
A New York City performer and musician performs one-man operas in a strange language on the streets of New York to amused, befuddled and awed audiences.
DVD 5298

2000 - Big Mama
Directed by Tracy Seretean; produced by Tracy Seretean
Depicts Viola Dees, a devoted, 89-year old grandmother, in her struggle to raise her orphaned 9-year old grandson in South Central Los Angeles. She must contend with her own declining health and a bureaucratic and legal system that continually threatens to force them apart.
Video/C 9420

1999 - King Gimp
Directed and produced by Susan Hadary, William Whiteford.
Chronicles the life of Dan Keplinger who has cerebral palsy, from his childhood through his early twenties.
Video/C 7283

1998 - The Personals: Improvisations on Romance in the Golden Year
Produced by Keiko Ibi

1997 - A Story of Healing
Produced by Donna Dewey, Carol Pasternak

1996 - Breathing Lessons: The Life and Work of Mark O'Brien
Directed, written, and produced by Jessica Yu.
Poet-journalist Mark O'Brien was stricken with polio in childhood and has spent most of his life in an iron lung. He describes how he has fought against illness and bureacracy for his right to lead an independent life and offers his reflections on college, work, sex, death, euthanasia, and God.
DVD X334; Video/4841

1995 - One Survivor Remembers
Produced by Kary Antholis
Through a series of interviews, photographs and footage shot in the actual locations of her memories, Gerda Weissmann Klein takes us on a journey of survival through one of the most devastating events in the history of mankind.
DVD X3699; vhs Video/C 4918

1994 - A Time For Justice
Produced by: Charles Guggenheim
Uses first-hand testimony of participants and archival footage to present a compelling look at the battle for civil rights in the South, recalling the crises in Montgomery, Little Rock, Birmingham, and Selma. It depicts the struggle through the experiences of its "foot soldiers," who rode where they weren't supposed to ride, walked where they were forbidden to walk and sat where they weren't supposed to sit and stood their ground until they won their freedom.
Video/C 8987

1993 - Defending Our Lives
Directed and produced by Margaret Lazarus, Renner Wunderlich
Shows the magnitude and severity of domestic violence in this country. This video features four women imprisoned for killing their batterers and their terrifying personal testimonies. Each of these women tells her own horrific tale of beatings, rape and torture at the hands of her husband or boyfriend.
DVD X2232; Video/C 3391

1992 - Educating Peter
Produced by Thomas Goodwin, Gerardine Wurzburg

1991 - Deadly Deception: General Electric, Nuclear Weapons and Our Environment
Directed and produced by Debra Chasnoff
Expose of the human and environmental effects of General Electric Company's nuclear weapons facilities. Plant workers have been poisoned by radiation and asbestos; neighboring homes have experienced cancers and birth defects. Shows the activists who are working to inform the public and stop the company's dangerous activities.
Video/C 2461

1990 - Days of Waiting: The Life and Art of Estelle Ishigo
Directed and produced by Steven Okazaki
Documentary about artist Estelle Peck Ishigo, a Caucasian woman interned during World War II with her Japanese American husband at Heart Mountain Relocation Center, Wyo. Vivid portrayal through her words and drawings and through photographs of the deprivations and humiliations of camp life, and the difficulties of readjustment at war's end.
DVD X1667; vhs Video/C 2177

1989 - The Johnstown Flood
Produced by Charles Guggenheim

1988 - You Don't Have To Die
Produced by Malcolm Clarke, William Guttentag

1987 - Young At Heart
Produced by Pamela Conn, Sue Marx

1986 - Women - For America, For the World
Directed and produced by Vivienne Verdon-Roe
Twenty-two prominent American women challenge the economic and political realities of the arms race.
Video/C 1550

1985 - Witness To War: Dr. Charlie Clements
Directed by Deborah Shaffer; produced by David Goodman.
Documents the career of Charlie Clements, an Air Force pilot whose Vietnamese War experiences convinced him that he had to build a new career as a physician, so that he could heal instead of kill. Focuses particularly on his work as a doctor in El Salvador during that country's conflict with Honduras in 1969.
Video/C 838

1984 - The Stone Carvers
Produced by Marjorie Hunt, Paul Wagner

1983 - Flamenco at 5:15
Directed by Cynthia Scott; produced by Cynthia Scott, Adam Symansky
Shows how, for a brief interim each year, senior students at the National Ballet School of Canada meet with Susana and Antonio Robledo, flamenco dancers, teachers and choreographers, to learn flamenco dancing. Includes views of the students and their flamenco dancing as well as views of the students.
Video/C 3445

1982 - If You Love This Planet
Produced by Terri Nash.
Built around a lecture by the Australian pediatrician and nuclear critic Dr. Helen Caldicott who warns that nuclear disarmament must not be postponed.
Video/C 4662

1981 - Close Harmony
Produced by Nigel Noble

1980 - Karl Hess: Toward Liberty
Produced by Roland Hallé, Peter Ladue

1979 - Paul Robeson: Tribute to an Artist
Directed and written by Saul J. Turell
Briefly details Paul Robeson's artistic triumphs and political work between the time of his first Broadway appearance in 1924 and his death in 1976.
DVD 7280; vhs 992

1978 - Flight of the Gossamer Condor
Produced by Jacqueline Shedd

1977 - Gravity is My Enemy
Produced by John Joseph, Jan Stussy

1976 - Number Our Days
Directed and produced by Lynne Littman, Barbara G. Myerhoff.
Interviews conducted by anthropologist Barbara G. Myerhoff to document lives of Jewish senior citizens of Israel Levin Senior Adult Center, Venice, Calif.
DVD 9288; vhs 2150

1975 - The End of the Game
Directed by Robin Lehman, Claire Wilbur

1974 - Don't
Directed by Robin Lehman

1973 - Princeton: A Search for Answers
Directed by Julian Krainin, DeWitt Sage

1972 - This Tiny World (Deze kleine wereld)
Directed by Martina Huguenot van der Linden, Charles Huguenot van der Linden

1971 - Sentinels of Silence (Centinelas del silencio)
Directed by Robert Amram, Manuel Arango

1970 - Interviews with My Lai Veterans
Directed by Joseph Strick
DVD 5469

1969 - Czechoslovakia 1968
Directed by Robert Fresco, Denis Sanders

1968 - Why Man Creates
Directed by Saul Bass, Elaine Bass
Video/C 9870

1967 - The Redwoods
Directed by Trevor Greenwood, Mark Harris

1966 - A Year Toward Tomorrow
Directed by Edmund Levy

1965 - To Be Alive!
Directed by Alexander Hammid, Francis Thompson

1964 - Nine from Little Rock
Directed by Charles Guggenheim

1963 - Chagall
Directed by Lauro Venturi

1962 - Dylan Thomas
Directed by Jack Howells

1961 - Project Hope
Directed by Frank Bibas

1960 - Giuseppina
Directed by James Hill

1959 - Glass
Directed by Bert Haanstra

1958 - AMA Girls
Directed by Ben Sharpsteen

1956 - The True Story of the Civil War
Directed by Louis Stoumen

1955 - Men Against the Arctic
Directed by Winston Hibler; produced by Walt Disney

1954 - Thursday's Children
Directed by Lindsay Anderson, Guy Brenton
DVD 8077

1953 - The Alaskan Eskimo
Produced by Walt Disney

1952 - Neighbours
Directed by Norman McLaren.
DVD 1911

1951 - Benjy
Directed by Fred Zinnemann

1950 - Why Korea?
Directed by Edmund Reek

1949 - A Chance to Live
Directed by James L. Shute; produced by Richard de Rochemont

1949 - So Much for So Little
Produced by Edward Selzer (Warner Brothers)
DVD 3137

1948 - Toward Independence
Produced by the U. S. Army

1947 - First Steps
Directed by Hans Burger. Produced by United Nations Division of Films and Visual Education

1946 - Seeds of Destiny
Produced by United States War Department.
DVD 2065

1945 - Hitler Lives?
Directed by Saul Elkins. Produced by Gordon Hollingshead

1944 - With the Marines At Tarawa
Produced by U. S. Marine Corp.
Video/C 7628

1943 - December 7th
Directed by John Ford and Gregg Toland for the Field Photographic Branch, Office of Strategic Services, U. S. Navy. A recreation combining actual footage A recreation combining actual footage of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor.
DVD 1090; vhs MM463; Video/C 2291; Video/C 3099

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