Road Movies












Road Movies
Road Documentaries

Road Movies (by Richard F. Weingroff, Federal Highway Administration, Office of the Associate Administrator for Program Development)
Road Movies (by Sam North)

Road Movie bibliography

Wanderlust
From Grapes of wrath to Thelma and Louise the open road has long been a fixture of the American imagination. And of all mediums, none are more enduring than the classic road movie. This documentary traces America's love affair with the 'road movie' through interviews with Hollywood stars and clips from roadie classics. 2006. 70 min. DVD X484

Aaltra: A Road Movie (France / Belgium, 2004)
Directed by Gustave de Kervern and Benoit Delépine. Cast: Benoit Delepine, Gustave Kervern, Jan Bucquoy, Pierre Carl, Michel de Houx, Isabelle Delépine, Jason Flemying, Noel Godin, Christine Grulois, Aki Kauresmaki, Bouli Lanners, Vincent Patar, Benoit Poelvoorde, Chrisophe Salengro, Vincent Tavier. In this hilarious comedy two rural neighbors who hate each other, end up paralyzed after they get tangled in a tractor during a fight. Full of spite they decide to roll across Europe to exact revenge from the tractor's manufacturer. 90 min. DVD 6304
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About Schmidt (2002)
Directed by Alexander Payne. Cast: Jack Nicholson, Hope Davis, Dermot Mulroney, Len Cariou, Howard Hesseman, Kathy Bates, June Squibb, Matt Winston, Harry Groener, Connie Ray, Phil Reeves, James Michael Connor. Warren Schmidt is a man at the crossroads of his life; retired and restless. He takes to the road to try and save his estranged daughter from marrying a loser but what he really embarks on is a journey of self discovery. Based on the novel by Louis Begley. Special features: Deleted scenes (31 min.); Trailers (8 min.); Woodmen Tower sequences [short films] (14 min.) 125 min. DVD X1772
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Shambu, Girish. "About Schmidt: Is That All There Is?" Senses of Cinema: An Online Film Journal Devoted to the Serious and Eclectic Discussion of Cinema, vol. 25, pp. (no pagination), Mar 2003 UC users only
Woodward, Kathleen. "Performing Age, Performing Gender." NWSA Journal; Spring2006, Vol. 18 Issue 1, p162-189, 28p UC users only

Adventures of Felix (Drole de Felix) (France, 2000)
Directors, Olivier Ducastel & Jacques Martineau. Cast: Sami Bouajila, Patachou, Ariane Ascaride, Pierre-Loup Rajot, Charly Sergue, Maurice Benichou. This French comedy-drama features Felix, an unemployed, gay Frenchman of Arab descent, who has a series of adventures during a trek through the French countryside. The film examines the familiar theme of a man's search for his identity. Felix is forced toconfront the anger he feels toward his father forabandoning him, and the fear and shame he feels, living as an outsider in a predominantly straight, Caucasian world. 95 min. DVD 1706
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Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert. (Australia, 1994)
Directed by Stephan Elliott. With a contract to perform a drag show way out in the Australian desert, Tick, Adam, and Ralph each has his own reason for wanting to leave the safety of Sydney. Christening their battered pink tour bus "Priscilla," the trio heads for the outback and into crazy adventures in even crazier outfits. 102 min. DVD 2204
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Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore(1974)
Directed by Martin Scorsese; featuring Ellen Burstyn, Kris Kristofferson, Alfred Lutter, Diane Ladd, Vic Tayback, Harvey Keitel. Alice Hyatt's husband dies accidentally, leaving her to care for their son, Tommy. Unskilled, Alice decides to return to Monterey, California, where she was once a singer. Because she is short of funds, she must work her way across the country. As they travel they encounter many difficult situations until they encounter a rancher in Phoenix where she falls in love. 112 min. DVD 2857
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Alice in the Cities (Alice in den Städten) (West Germany, 1974)
Directed by Wim Wenders. Phillip, a footloose 31-year old journalist on the road from the United States to Europe, suddenly finds himself with a new traveling companion: a 9-year old girl named Alice. 110 min. 999:138
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Another Day in Paradise (1997)
Directed by Larry Clark. Cast: James Woods, Melanie Griffith, Vincent Kartheiser, Natasha Gregson Wagner. In the hope of a big score, two junkie couples team up on a cross-country crime spree committing various drug robberies which go disastrously wrong leading to dissent, violence and murder. 101 min. DVD 5779
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Anywhere But Here (1999)
Directed by Wayne Wang. Cast: Susan Sarandon, Natalie Portman, Bonnie Bedelia, Shawn Hatosy, Hart Bochner. Fed up with her small-town existence, flirtatious dreamer Adele leaves her second husband and heads for Beverley Hills with her daughter Ann, a quiet, no-nonsense realist. The teenager resents the move and her mother's always flamboyant behavior and in turns plans to get away to university on the East coast. Mum's plans are different - she wants a movie star for a daughter. Based on the novel by Mona Simpson. 114 min. DVD X2277
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Ariel (Finland, 1989)
Directed by Aki Kaurismaäki. Cast: Turo Pajala, Susanna Haavisto, Matti Pellonpaa. When a minor loses his job, he is given a Cadillac and embarks on a cross-country trip. What begins as a relaxing drive becomes a crime spree. Throughout his unpredictable adventures, the deadpan hero searches for domestic happiness. "Ariel" is a biting and funny satire, inspired by European black comedies, American road movies, and 1930s gangster films. 74 min. DVD X375; vhs 999:3015
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Cardullo, Bert. "Finnish Character: An Interview with Aki Kaurismaäki." Film Quarterly, Summer2006, Vol. 59 Issue 4, p4-10, 7p, UC users only
Mazierska, Ewa. "Between Helskini, Memphis, and 'No Director's Land': Aki Kaurismaäki's Road Cinema." In: Crossing new Europe : postmodern travel and the European road movie / Ewa Mazierska and Laura Rascaroli. London ; New York : Wallflower Press, 2006. (Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1995.9.R63 M37 2006)
Nestingen, Andrew. "Aki Kaurismaäki at the Crossroads: National Cinema and the Road Movie." In: Transnational cinema in a global north : Nordic cinema in transition / edited by Andrew Nestingen and Trevor G. Elkington. Detroit : Wayne State University Press, c2005. (Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1993.5.S2 T73 2005)
Romney, Jonathan. "Last Exit to Helskini." Film Comment; Mar/Apr2003, Vol. 39 Issue 2, p43, 4p UC users only
Wilson, Lana. "Aki Kaurismaäki." Senses of Cinema, vol. 51, pp. (no pagination), 2009

Away We Go (2009)
Directed by Sam Mendes. Cast: John Krasinski, Maya Rudolph, Jeff Daniels, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Allison Janney, Chris Messina, Catherine O'Hara, Jim Gaffigan. A couple who is expecting their first child travel around the U.S. in order to find a perfect place to start their family. Along the way, they have misadventures and find fresh connections with an assortment of relatives and old friends who just might help them discover "home" on their own terms. Bonus features: The making of 'Away we go' ; Green filmmaking ; Feature commentary with director Sam Mendes and writers Dave Eggers & Vendela Vida. 98 min. DVD X4006
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Eggers, Dave. Away we go : a screenplay / written by Dave Eggers and Vendela Vida. New York : Vintage Books, 2009. (Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1997.2.A97 E37 2009)

Badlands (1973)
Directed by Terrence Malick. Cast: Martin Sheen, Sissy Spacek, Warren Oates, Ramon Bieri. Set in South Dakota in 1959, this is the story of Kit and his girlfriend Holly, two people alienated from everyday life, who go on a killing spree. Based loosely on the 1950's killing spree by Charles Starkweather and his girlfriend, Caril Ann Fugate. 95 min. DVD 201
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Awards & Honors
National Film Registry Selection

Baise-moi (Rape Me) (2000)
Directed and written by Virginie Despentes and Coralie Trinh Thi. Cast: Raffaela Anderson, Karen Bach. Manu is violently raped by a group of savage young thugs. Nadine, a tough-skinned prostitute, sells her body but refuses to give up her soul. Chance unites them and together they embark on a twisted rage-filled road trip of sex and murder. A vividly nihilist road movie set in France, controversial for its violence and real sex scenes. 77 min. DVD 1834
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Balalayka (Turkey, 2000)
Directed by Ali Özgentürk. Cast: Uğur Yücel, Cem Davran, Yekaterina Rednikova. Three brothers decide to honor their recently deceased father's last request-- to recover the remains of fallen Turkish airman from Russia. In the course of doing this, they meet a Russian woman involved in helping girls earn money by serving as temporary prostitutes in Turkey. They decide to help each other and so starts a memorable bus ride from Russian Georgia to Turkey. 117 min. DVD X5907
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Barking Water (2009)
Directed by Sterlin Harjo. Cast: Richard Ray Whitman, Casey Camp-Horinek. Frankie is dying. Irene hasn't forgiven him. And they are racing against time to find their way home. Frankie needs help and Irene is the one he turns to. He must go home one last time. And, like so many times before, Irene is extending herself beyond her common sense. The two set out on a journey that becomes more than getting home; confronting the past, love, understanding, and self discovery. Barking Water is a tale of great love that looks at what brings us all together. It's a tale of home...and what it takes to get there. 78 min. DVD X5036
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The Beekeeper (O melissokomos) (Greece | France | Italy, 1986)
Directed by Theodoros Angelopoulos. Cast: Marcello Mastroianni, Nadia Mourouzi, Serge Reggiani, Jenny Roussea. A melancholy drama portraying the mid-life crisis experienced by former teacher Spiros. Facing an empty and uncertain future following his retirement and his daughter's wedding, Spiros sets out from the north to the south of Greece in search of a warm spring climate for his colony of bees. Along the way he meets a girl hitchhiker and an unconventional relationship develops between the two. 117 min. DVD X7189
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Best of Friends (1975)
Directed by Noel Nosseck. Cast: Richard Hatch, Susanne Benton, Doug Chapin, Ann Noland. Mature, stable Jesse, his nutty and impulsive longtime best friend Pat, Jesse's caring fiancé Kathy, and Pat's fragile gal pal Jo Ella all decide to embark on a cross country road trip in a Winnebago prior to facing the challenges of encroaching adulthood. Relationships between everyone become increasingly strained as things take a turn for the worse and the journey turns into a severely bum trip for everyone. 83 min. DVD X3142
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The Blues Brothers(1999)
Directed by John Landis. Cast: John Belushi, Dan Aykroyd, James Brown, Cab Calloway, Ray Charles, John Candy, Carrie Fisher, Aretha Franklin, Henry Gibson, Steve Lawrence, Jake and Elwood Blues, two hoodlum brothers searching for redemption, set out to locate and reenlist the members of their defunct rhythm and blues band in order to raise some honest money to save an orphanage. They may be on a "mission from God," but they're making enemies everywhere they go. 148 min. DVD 1563
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Bonnie & Clyde (1967)
Directed by Arthur Penn. Cast: Warren Beatty, Faye Dunaway, Gene Hackman, Estelle Parsons, Michael J. Pollard. A likeable young couple embark on a series of increasingly violent crimes during the darkest days of the Depression. 112 min. DVD 70; vhs 999:2
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Awards & Honors

Academy Awards - Best Actress in a Supporting Role (Estelle Parsons)
National Society of Film Critics Awards - Best Screenplay; Best Supporting Actor (Gene Hackman)
New York Film Critics Circle Awards - Best Screenplay
National Film Registry Selection

"Bonnie and Clyde." In: Best American screenplays. First series : complete screenplays / edited by Sam Thomas ; foreword by Frank Capra. New York : Crown Publishers, c1986. (Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1997.A1 B36 1986)

Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan (2006)
Directed by Larry Charles ; screenplay by Sacha Baron Cohen; produced by Sacha Baron Cohen, Jay Roach. Cast: Sacha Baron Cohen, Ken Davitian, Luenell, Pamela Anderson. Fictional Kazakhstani TV personality Borat is dispatched to the United States to report on the "greatest country in the world." With a documentary crew in tow, Borat becomes more interested in locating and marrying Pamela Anderson than in pursuing his assignment. In this mockumentary film his ignorance, prejudice, and boorish behavior produce humorous results. Special features: Censored footages (8 deleted scenes); Propaganda ("Global propaganda tour", "Musics infomercial", "Coming Kazakhstan in 2028"). 84 min. DVD 7632
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Border Radio (1987)
Directed by Allison Anders, Dean Lent, Kurt Voss. Cast: Chris D., Luanna Anders, Chris Shearer, John Doe. Jeff Bailey (Chris D. of the Flesh Eaters) steals money from a man named Skelley who sends three hip thugs to collect. Jeff hightails it for Mexico, leaving wife Luanna in the lurch. His bandmate, Dean (X's John Doe), flaky roadie Chris, and Luanna spend the rest of the film trying to track him down. Includes music by Los Lobos and Green on Red. Special features: optional audio commentary by Allison Anders & Voss; optional audio commentary by Luanna Anders, Alvin, Chris D., Doe & Shearer; "The making of 'Border radio'" featurette (2002, 15 min.); 9 deleted scenes (23 min.); theatrical trailer; radio spot; "Echo Park" stills gallery; bios (Allison Anders, Lent, Voss, Alvin, Luanna Anders, Chris D., Doe, Shearer); music video (Flesh Eaters' "The Wedding Dice"). 83 min. DVD X3442
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Bound for Glory (1976)
Directed by Hal Ashby. Cast: David Carradine, Ronny Cox, Melinda Dillon, Gail Strickland, Randy Quaid. Set against the grim backdrop of depression America, this film joyously celebrates the life of Woody Guthrie, America's great folk balladeer and poet. As he traveled across America his buoyant spirit and soul-rousing music surrounded him with a quiet strength enabling him to do battle with the social injustice which surrounded him. 149 min. DVD X1038
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Ashby, Hal. Hal Ashby : interviews / edited by Nick Dawson. Jackson : University Press of Mississippi, c2010. (Moffitt PN1998.3.A7635 A5 2010)
Beach, Christopher. The films of Hal Ashby / Christopher Beach. Detroit : Wayne State University Press, c2009. (Full-text available online [UC Berkeley users only]; Print: Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1998.3.A7635 B43 2009)
Bingham, Dennis. "Woody Guthrie, Warts-and-All: The Biopic in the New American Cinema of the 1970s." a/b: Auto/Biography Studies Volume 26, Number 1, Summer 2011 UC users only
Friedman, Lester. "America Finds Its Voice: Bound for Glory." In: American cinema of the 1970s : themes and variations / edited by Lester D. Friedman. New Brunswick, N.J. : Rutgers University Press, 2007. (Main Stack PN1993.5.U6.A8577 2007)
Green, Jim. "Bound for Glory." Cineaste, Summer77, Vol. 8 Issue 1, p36-37, 2p
Kauffmann, Stanley. "Bound for Glory." New Republic; 11/27/76, Vol. 175 Issue 22, p18-40, 2p

Boxcar Bertha (1972)
Directed by Martin Scorsese. Cast: Barbara Hershey, David Carradine, Barry Primus, Bernie Casey, John Carradine. Based on characters in the book Sister of the road, which is the autobiography of Bertha Thompson. Set in the 1930's, a homeless woman (Bertha) and an union organizer team up on a crime spree to get revenge from a railroad company. Based on the book "Sisters of the Road" by Ben L. Reitman. 88 min. DVD 3302
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The Brave Little Toaster(1987)
Directed by Jerry Rees. Animated Feature. Disney. Voices: Jon Lovitz, Phil Hartman, Tim Stack, Deanna Oliver. In this animated feature film five electrical appliances find that their young owner has disappeared. The toaster takes charge, rounding up the vacuum cleaner, the electric blanket, bedside lamp and radio. Together they take off for the big city in search of their master. 90 min. DVD 9101
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Broken Flowers (2005)
Directed by Jim Jarmusch. Cast: Bill Murray, Julie Delpy, Heather Alicia Simms, Brea Frazier, Jeffrey Wright, Jessica Lange. Confirmed bachelor Don becomes compelled to reflect on his past when he receives a mysterious pink letter by mail. It is from an anonymous former lover and informs him that he has a 19-year-old son who may be looking for his father. Urged to investigate the contents of the letter by his closest friend Winston, Don embarks on a cross-country trip in search of clues from four former loves. Unannounced, he visits each of these women and finds that they hold new surprises for Don as he confronts his past. 106 min. DVD 5052
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Bunny Chow (South Africa, 2005)
Directed by John Barker. Cast: David Kibuuka, Kim Engelbrecht, Kagiso Lediga, Joey Rasdien, Jason Cope, Keren Neumann. Three aspiring young Johannesburg comedians find humor in relationships, hang out with friends, and go on a raucous road trip to Oppi Koppi, South Africa's largest music festival. 94 min. DVD X2500
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Butterfly Kiss (UK, 1995)
Directed by Michael Winterbottom. Cast: Amanda Plummer, Saskia Reeves, Paul Brown Freda Dowie, Des McAleer, Ricky Tomlinson. When unpredictable and dangerous Eunice falls for sad and solitary Miriam who is hard of hearing, they take to the roads of grimy England. When Eunice turns out to be a sociopathic killer, can Miriam save her before she herself is ruined? 90 min. DVD 3616
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Bye Bye Brazil (Bye Bye Brasil)(Brazil, 1979)
Writer, director, Carlos Diegues. Performers: José Wilker, Betty Faria, Zaira Zambelli, Fabio Junior. Film follows a troupe of carnival-type entertainers in a land caught up in an avalanche of social change. DVD 8329; vhs 999:614
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Johnson, Randal. "Film, Television and Traditional Folk Culture in Bye Bye Brasil." Journal of Popular Culture, vol. 18 no. 1. 1984 Summer. pp: 121-132.

A Canterbury Tale (1944)
Director, Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger. Cast: John Sweet, Eric Portman, Sheila Sim, Dennis Price. A modern retelling of Chaucer's The Canterbury Tales, this is the story of four travelers who journey along the same path as Chaucer's pilgrims and how their lives are intertwined. It is set during World War II, and has breathtaking film of the Kent countryside. Special DVD features: (Disc 1) audio commentary by film historian Ian Christie; excerpts from the American version with Kim Hunter; (Disc 2) new interview with Sheila Sim; "A pilgrim's return," a documentary about John Sweet; "A Canterbury trail," a documentary visit to film locations; "Listen to Britain," a 2001 video-installation piece by Victor Burgin inspired by the film; "Listen to Britain," a 1942 documentary by Humphrey Jennings. 123 min. DVD 8324
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Carbide and Sorrel (Karbid und Sauerampfer) (East Germany, 1963)
Directed by Frank Beyer. Cast: Erwin Geschonneck, Marita Böhme, Margot Busse, Kurt Rackelmann, Rudolf Asmus. In this comedy set in post-war East Germany, workers in Dresden decide to build a cigarette factory. They send their colleague Kalle north to pick up carbide for welding. He secures seven barrels, which he must move across the Soviet occupation zone without a car. Throughout this odyssey he runs into forests full of landmines, man-crazy women, Russian guards, and finally a boat trip across the Elbe when the hero raises the suspicions of both Soviet and American patrols. 80 min. vhs 999:2551
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Caro Diario (Dear Diary) (Italy / France, 1994)
Directed by Nanni Moretti. Nanni Moretti stars as himself in this whimsical comedy about a man who takes off on his motorcycle across Italy and the Lipari Islands of the Mediterranean in search of the true meaning of life. 100 min. DVD X2069; vhs 999:1602
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Close to Eden (Urga) (France / Soviet Union, 1991)
Directed by Nikita Mikhalkov. Cast: Badema, Bayaertu, Vladimir Gostukhin, Baoyinhexige, Bao Yongyan, Wurinile. In this cross-cultural comedy, Gombo, a Mongolian shepherd, and Sergei, a Russian road builder, strike up a friendship and go on the road together, headed for the city. Intending to buy a TV and condoms because he already has 2 children (the limit set by the Chinese governement), Gombo is on his way to becoming a modern man. But present-day ways may not be so alluring after all. 109 min. vhs 999:2260
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The Daytrippers (1995)
Directed by Greg Mottola. Cast: Hope Davis, Pat McNamara, Anne Meara, Parker Posey, Liev Schreiber, Campbell Scott, Stanley Tucci. Eliza D'Amico thinks her marriage to Louis is going great, until she finds a mysterious love note to her husband. Concerned, she goes to her mother for advice. Eliza, her parents, her sister Jo and Jo's boyfriend all pile into a station wagon, to go to the city to confront Louis with the letter. On the way, the five explore their relations with each other, and meet many interesting people. 87 min. DVD X6542
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Dear Diary (Caro Diario) (Italy, 1994)
Directed by Nanni Moretti. Nanni Moretti stars as himself in this whimsical comedy about a man who takes off on his motorcycle across Italy and the Lipari Islands of the Mediterranean in search of the true meaning of life. 100 min. DVD X2069; vhs 999:1602
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Awards
Cannes Film Festival - Best Director

Deliverance(1972)
Directed by John Boorman. Cast: Jon Voight, Burt Reynolds, Ned Beatty, Ronny Cox, Bill McKinney, Herbert Coward. Four ordinary men traveling in two canoes descend a river they've only seen as a squiggly line on a map, determined to test themselves against a wilderness they only think they understand, only to find they must fight for their lives against some sadistic mountain men. 109 min. DVD 1912
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Delusion (1990)
Directed by Carl Colpaert. Cast: Jim Metzler, Jennifer Rubin, Kyle Secor. A man who has just embezzled money from his company is driving through the Nevada desert. He picks up a pretty girl and her seemingly goofy boyfriend. The girl is a Las Vegas showgirl and the boyfriend turns out to be a professional killer, and he has no intention of letting the motorist finish the trip. 100 min. vhs 999:148
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Desperate (1947)
Directed by Anthony Mann. Cast: Steve Brodie, Audrey Long, Raymond Burr, Douglas Fowley. An innocent man is framed for the murder of a police officer, but his framers don't know how dangerous a desperate man can be. When he escapes, both the police and the mob are after him. vhs 999:476
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Detour (1946)
Directed by Edgar G. Ulmer. Cast: Tom Neal, Ann Savage, Claudia Drake, Edmund MacDonald, Tim Ryan, Esther Howard, Pat Gleason. After his girlfriend Sue has left for the West Coast, Al Roberts decides to join her and starts a journey hitchhiking westwards. When he finds a driver who'd given him a lift dead, he decides to get rid of the body and take the man's identity, fearing he'd be accused of murder if he would go to the police. However, Vera, a hitchhiking girl Al picks up, sees through him and starts blackmailing him into going along with her schemes which get him deeper and deeper into trouble. [from the Internet Movie Database] DVD 2746; DVD 391; vhs 999:723
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Down by Law(USA / West Germany, 1969)
Directed by Jim Jarmusch. Cast: Tom Waits, John Lurie, Roberto Benigni, Ellen Barkin. A small-time pimp, an out-of-work disk jockey and an Italian tourist break out of a New Orleans jail and escape to the bayou, barely surviving each other's company much less the swamp. 90 min. DVD 2760; vhs 999:1915
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Drugstore Cowboy(1989)
Directed by Gus Van Sant. Cast: Matt Dillon, Kelly Lynch, James Remar, James Le Gros, Heather Graham, William Burroughs, Max Perlich, Grace Zabriskie, Beah Richards. A band of drug addicts, led by a husband and wife team, resort to robbing drugstores to stay high. They are successful in avoiding capture until their luck begins to run out, and the husband has to accept the fact that he must give up drugs to survive. 104 min. DVD 4975; vhs 999:1878
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Duel (1971)
Directed by Steven Spielberg. Cast: Dennis Weaver, Jacqueline Scott, Eddie Firestone, Lou Frizzel, Gene Dynarski, Lucille Benson, Tim Herbert. A traveling businessman is menaced on the highway by a huge diesel truck. Although he can never see the psychopathic driver of the truck, he soon realizes that this guy is out to kill him! Based on a story by Richard Matheson. Special features: Conversation with director Steven Spielberg; Steven Spielberg and the small screen; Richard Matheson: The writing of Duel; photograph and poster gallery; trailer; cast and filmmakers; production notes. 90 min. DVD X2643
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Easy Rider(1969)
Director, Dennis Hopper. Cast: Peter Fonda, Dennis Hopper, Jack Nicholson. "Two long-haired bikers from Los Angeles take off on a cross-country trip to New Orleans for Mardi Gras. On the way they meet several unusual characters. A rancher and his family, a hitchhiker and the hippie commune where he lives, hookers, red-necks, but most noticeably George Hansen played by Jack Nicholson. Mr. Nicholson gained national attention for his role as the "law'er with the ACLU". Dennis Hopper won "Best New Director" at the 1969 Cannes Film Festival." [Internet Movie Database] Special features on DVD X5299: Disc 1. audio commentary featuring the Dennis Hopper, Peter Fonda, and Paul Lewis. Disc 2. Two "making-of" documentaries: "Born to be wild" (1995) and "Easy Rider : shaking the cage"; television excerpts showing Hopper and Fonda at the Cannes Film Festival; new video interview with BBS cofounder Steve Blauner. DVD X5299; DVD 4647; vhs 999:229
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Awards & Honors
National Film Registry Selection

Roger Corman bibliography

Emperor of the North (1973)
Directed by Robert Aldrich. Cast: Lee Marvin, Ernest Borgnine, Keith Carradine, Charles Tyner, Malcolm Atterbury, Harry Caesar, Simon Oakland. A legendary depression-era hobo and his young accomplice battle a sadistic railroad worker in a determined bid to hitch a ride. 120 min. DVD X1765
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Ete and Ali (East Germany, 1985)
Directed by Peter Kahane. Two East German friends, Ete and Ali, have just completed their military service but neither knows what to do next and Ete has just discovered that his wife is in search of a new partner. Ali decides to help his friend win his wife back, and then the problems really begin. This East German comedy, the first feature film by director Peter Kahane, is absolutely typical of the GDR, yet it does not have the usual "happy ending." Instead Ete and Ali drive off in a truck across the dirt roads of an East German province -- a road movie to the melancholy. 92 min. vhs 999:2569
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Everything is Illuminated (2005)
Directed by Liev Schreiber. Cast: Elijah Wood, Eugene Hutz, Boris Leskin, Laryssa Lauret. A young American man, with the help of a local who speaks weirdly broken English, journeys to find the woman who saved his grandfather during World War II in a Ukrainian village that was ultimately razed by the Nazis. 106 min. DVD 5327
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Everything Must Go (Alles moet weg) (Belgium, 1996)
Directed by Jan Verheyen. Cast: Stany Crets, Peter Van den Begin, Jaak van Assche, Camilia Blereau, Alice Toen. In this black comedy, a pair of young losers face-up to the futility of fighting conservative Belgian Establishment. Tony comes from an upper middle class family. Both of his parents are prominent lawyers. Soon after flunking his legal exams, the aimless Tony steals some of his parents cash and takes off for a cross-country drive in his van. Along the way, he encounters the ex-con Andreeke, a man who loves wandering about and steals for the joy of it. Wanting some kicks, the new buddies rob Tony's house. Afterward, Andreeke departs and returns to the tiny bistro he owns. Tony is still yearning for more trouble so tries to con a cagey, dying old woman. Unfortunately for him, she proves to be the better con artist. Later, Andreeke, who has lost his restaurant, and Tony reteam to try and rob a bank. Only one of them survives the heist. 105 min. DVD 7975
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Exiles (France / Japan, 2004)
Directed by Tony Gatlif. Cast: Romain Duris, Lubna Azabal, Leila Makhlouf, Zouhir Gacem, Habib Cheikh. A young couple, both of Arabic descent, leave Paris with no money, jobs, or connections, and travel to their ancestral home of Algeria. In search of re-connecting to their roots, they cross three countries by foot, bus, train, and hitched rides. 104 min. DVD 5393
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Holohan, Conn. "Wrong turns: Radical spaces in the road movies of Tony Gatlif." Transnational Cinemas; 2011, Vol. 2 Issue 1, p21-35, 15p UC users only

Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill! (1966)
Directed by Russ Meyer. Cast: Tura Satana (Varla), Haji (Rosie), Lori Williams (Billie), Susan Bernard (Linda), Stuart Lancaster (The Old Man). In this cult classic three curvaceous go-go dancers in a sportscar go on a desert crime-spree, led by nasty Varla dressed entirely in black. Varla's lesbian moll Rosie and bimbo Billie are along for the ride. When they meet a naive young couple Varla dispatches the man with one karate chop. They take the girl hostage and drive to a house owned by a crippled old lecher, where they scheme to discover the money he has hidden on the property, not realizing that the old man has a few sinister intentions of his own. 83 min. 999:3593
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Hatch, Kristen. "Sweeter the kitten the sharper the claws: Russ Meyer's bad girls." In: Bad : infamy, darkness, evil, and slime on screen / edited by Murray Pomerance. Albany : State University of New York Press, 2004. (Main Stack PN1995.9.E93.B33 2004)
Hentzi, Gary. "Little cinema of horrors." Film Quarterly; Spring93, Vol. 46 Issue 3, p22, 6p
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McDonough, Jimmy. Big bosoms and square jaws : the biography of Russ Meyer, king of the sex film New York : Crown, c2005. (PFA : PN1998.3.M49 M34 2005)
Morris, Gary. "Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill!" Bright Lights November 2002 | Issue 38 UC users only
Quarles, Mike. "Russ Meyer: T and A and $." In: Down and dirty : Hollywood's exploitation filmmakers and their movies Jefferson, NC : McFarland, c1993. (Main Stack PN1998.2.Q37 1993)
Stringer, Julian. "Exposing Intimacy in Russ Meyer's Motorpsycho and Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill!" In: The road movie book / edited by Steven Cohan and Ina Rae Hark. London ; New York : Routledge, 1997 (full-text [UCB users only]; print: Main Stack PN1995.9.R63.R63 1997)

Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (1998)
Director, Terry Gilliam. Cast: Johnny Depp, Benicio Del Toro, Craig Bierko, Ellen Barkin, Gary Busey. Fueled by a suitcase full of pharmaceuticals, journalist Raoul Duke and his sidekick Dr. Gonzo set off on a fast and furious ride in Las Vegas through nonstop neon, surreal surroundings and a crew of crazy characters. Based on the book by Hunter S. Thompson. 119 min. DVD 508
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Fireball 500 (1966)
Director, William Asher. Cast: Frankie Avalon, Annette Funicello, Fabian, Chill Wills, Harvey Lembeck, Julie Parrish. Stock car racer Dave Owens plays into the hands of whiskey runners by agreeing to drive in a cross-country road race. He is assisted by Jane Harris and Sonny Leander Fox. Soon Dave and Sonny begin a friendly rivalry for Jane. 92 min. DVD 8376
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Freeway (1996)
Directed by Matthew Bright. Cast: Kiefer Sutherland, Reese Witherspoon, Wolfgang Bodison, Dan Hedaya, Amanda Plummer, Brooke Shields, Michael T. Weiss, Bokeem Woodbine. A dark comedy which retells the story of Little Red Riding Hood set against a modern background. A 15-year old girl runs away from home after her mom is arrested for prostitution and her stepdad for molesting her. Along the way her car breaks down and a respectable looking guy picks her up. Turns out he's the freeway rapist the news keeps talking about and now he's set his eyes on her. However, she shoots him and escapes but is arrested by the police and charged with attempted homicide. The papers make her out to be a scumbag and the guy a victim turned hero. 102 min. DVD 1397
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The Frisco Kid (1979)
Directed by Robert Aldrich. Cast: Gene Wilder, Harrison Ford. A innocent Polish rabbi travels through 1850s America toward his new congregation and wife in San Francisco. Along the way, he forms an uneasy alliance with an inept bank robber and the two cut a pratfall-filled path across the wild west. 119 min. DVD 5972
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Gas-s-s-s!: Or, It Became Necessary to Destroy the World in Order to Save It (1970)
Director, Roger Corman. Cast: Robert Corff, Elaine Giftos, Bud Cort, Talia Shire, Ben Vereen, Cindy Williams. After a mysterious gas kills everyone on earth over the age of 25, a wisecracking hippy and his scientist girlfriend wander the lawless landscape of Texas and New Mexico in search of a pueblo commune where peaceful survivors are gathering. A Roger Corman cult classic. 78 min. DVD 5321
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Get On the Bus (1996)
Directed by Spike Lee. Cast: Charles S. Dutton, Andre Braugher, Isaiah Washington, Ossie Davis, DeAundre Bonds, Thomas Jefferson Byrd, Richard Belzer, Albert Hall. Follows a group of different men traveling from Los Angeles to the Million Man March in Washington, D.C. They board the bus as strangers but emerge three days and thousands of miles later as brothers. 121 min. DVD 530; vhs 999:1808
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The Getaway (1972)
Directed by Sam Peckinpah. Cast: Steve McQueen, Ali MacGraw, Ben Johnson, Sally Struthers, Al Lettieri, Slim Pickens. Doc McCoy has been granted parole but the catch is that the sherriff expects a small favor from him for his generosity: robbing another bank! The sherriff does not really intend to let McCoy walk away after the heist, but stopping Doc proves a trifle difficult. 123 min. DVD 5082
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The Goddess of 1967 (Australia, 2000)
Directed by Clara Law. Cast: Rose Byrne, Rikiya Kurokawa, Nicholas Hope, Elise McCredie. A Japanese man searching for his dream car, a 1967 Citroen DS, travels all the way to Australia to purchase it. When he meets a gorgeous blind girl, the unlikely couple embarks on a strange and erotic journey into the arid Australian desert. 120 min. DVD X6627
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Haslem, Wendy. "The Goddess of 1967: Clara Law, Australia, 2000." In: The cinema of Australia and New Zealand / edited by Geoff Mayer & Keith Beattie. London ; New York : Wallflower Press, 2007. (Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1993.5.A8 C55 2007)
Honegger, Michel. "Clara's Worlds." Metro, Autumn/Winter2001, Issue 127/128, p10, 4p UC users only
Luckman, Susan. "Road Movies, National Myths and the Threat of the Road: The Shifting Transformative Space of the Road in Australian Film." International Journal of the Humanities; 2010, Vol. 8 Issue 1, p113-125, 13p UC users only
Mitchell, Tony. "Hei-fen and Musical Subtexts in Two Australian Films by Clara Law." In: Reel tracks : Australian feature film music and cultural identities / edited by Rebecca Coyle. Eastleigh, UK : John Libbey Pub. ; Bloomington : Distributed in North America by Indiana University Press, c2005. (Main (Gardner) Stacks; Music ML2075 .R44 2005)
Mitchell, Tony. "Hong Kong-Australian Imaginaries: Three Australian Films by Clara Law." In: Hong Kong film, Hollywood and the new global cinema : no film is an island / edited by Gina Marchetti and Tan See Kam. London ; New York : Routledge, 2007. (Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1993.5.C4 H66 2007)

Le Grand Voyage (Morocco, France, 2004)
Director, Ismaël Ferroukhi. Cast: Nicolas Cazale, Mohamed Majd, Jacky Nercessian. A few weeks before his college entrance exams, Reda, a young man who lives in the south of France, finds himself obligated to drive his father to Mecca. The wide cultural and generational gap between the two is worsened by their lack of communication. Reda finds it hard to accommodate his father, who demands respect for himself and his pilgrimage. From France, through Italy, Serbia, Turkey, Syria, Jordan to Saudi Arabia, the two embark on a road trip that will change their lives. 108 min. DVD 6328
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Grapes of Wrath (1940)
Directed by John Ford. Cast: Henry Fonda, Jane Darwell, John Carradine, Charley Grapewin. The migration of the Joad family to California from their dust-bowl farm in Oklahoma during the Great Depression. 100 min. DVD 2434; VHS 999:508
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Awards & Honors

Academy Award - Best Director
National Board of Review, USA - Best Film
New York Film Critics Circle Awards - Best Film; Best Director
National Film Registry Selection

"Grapes of Wrath." In: Twenty best film plays, edited by John Gassner and Dudley Nichols. New York, Crown Publishers [1943] (Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1887.A1 G32)

Il Grido (The Outcry) (1957)
Directed by Michelangelo Antonioni. Cast: Steve Cochran, Alida Valli, Dorian Gray, Betsy Blair. The narrative follows Aldo, a young refinery mechanic who, when faced with the sudden end of a seven-year affair with a married woman (Irma), abandons his past and embarks on an aimless quest with their young daughter in tow. His travels take him to the home of an old flame, to a filling station owned by a lonely widow and into the arms of a prostitute in a fishing village but ultimately he realizes he can love only Irma. In Italian with English subtitles. 115 min. DVD 5919; vhs 999:2401
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Rascaroli, Laura. "New voyages to Italy: postmodern travellers and the Italian road film." Screen (2003) 44(1): 71-91 UC users only

Guantanamera (Cuba / Spain / Germany, 1995)
Directed by Tomás Gutiérrez Alea and Juan Carlos Tabío. Cast: Jorge Perugorria, Mirtha Ibarra, Carlos Cruz, Raul Eguren, Conchita Brando. In this romantic comedy, Yoyita, a world-famous diva, returns to her home town of Guantanamo for an elegant reception and a surprise reunion with her once beloved, Candido. Overjoyed with the rekindled memories of her first love, Yoyita's elated heart fizzles while in Candido's embrace. Joining Yoyita's procession back to Havana are her sexy niece Gina, a former professor blacklisted for political nonconformity, and her husband Adolfo, a tasteless government official. As the cortege wends westward across Cuba, its path keeps crossing that of Mariano, a gallant truck driver who once had a crush on Gina and whose recurring presence crystallizes her doubts about her marriage. 104 min. DVD 7425; vhs 999:2087
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Gun Crazy (aka Deadly Is the Female) (1950)
Directed by Joseph Lewis. Cast: Peggy Cummins, John Dall. Although Bart is not a violent man at heart, he allows the no-good Laurie to lure him into a life of crime. DVD 2716; vhs 999:517
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Hard Drive (1997)
Directed by David Fox. Cast: Antony Sprung, John Zerzan, Stephen Dunnifer. Hard Drive is a fictional road-movie in which a man running from technology hits the highways to meet with anarchists, hackers, cyber warriors and the boys from the Pentagon before joining the combatants in the information war. With paranoia spreading like a virus, the U.S. prepares to dominate the international brave new digital age. For many it is a step to far, and the threat is that businesses will use their power to suppress dissenting voices under the guise of protecting national interests. The question is who will win the cyber war? 54 min. vhs 999:2125

Harry and Tonto (1974)
Directed by Paul Mazursky. Cast: Art Carney, Ellen Burstyn, Geraldine Fitzgerald, Larry Hagman, Chief Dan George. Comedy about a man evicted from his apartment who decides to take his cat, Tonto, and head cross country to live with one of his children. He has many 'encounters' with an assortment of people he meets on the way. 115 min. DVD X7126; vhs 999:3828
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Hell Drivers (UK, 1957)
Directed by C. Raker Endfield. Cast: Stanley Baker, Herbert Lom, Peggy Cummins, Patrick McGoohan, William Hartnell, Wilfrid Lawson, Sidney James, Jill Ireland, Alfie Bass, Gordon Jackson, David McCallum, Sean Connery. When ex-con Tom signs up as a truck driver for a dodgy road-haulage company, he uncovers shady dealings going on between the viciously ambitious foreman and the sly, devious manager. The drivers are paid per job, a situation which encourages reckless and dangerous driving, and the stakes are raised when a fatal accident has Tom vowing revenge. From the short story by John Kruse, adapted from the screen by C. Raker Endfield. Special features (Disc 1). Commentary with sound assistant Harry Fairbairn and journalist; theatrical trailer; The Stanley Baker story (16 min.); Look in on Hell drivers (directed by Bill Morton, 14 min.); image gallery; comic strip gallery. (Disc 2). Who killed Lamb? (directed by David Cunliffe, 65 min.,1974); Danger man: loyalty always pays (directed by Peter Yates, 49 min., 1965); Bruce Lewis interviews Stanley Baker (1960s); new footage of the unveiling of a plaque by Stanly Baker (1970); Return to the Rhondda (directed by Colin Voisey, 37 min., 1965). 104 min. DVD X1889
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Hells Angels on Wheels (1967)
Directed by Richard Rush. Cast: Adam Roarke, Jack Nicholson, Sabrina Scharf, Jana Taylor, Richard Anders. When he loses his job, a gas station attendant falls in with a rough band of Hells Angels who terrorize Northern California in a hellraising frenzy of parties and gang fights. Cast includes actual members of the notorious Northern California Hells Angels. DVD 2494
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Osgerby, Bill. "Sleazy Riders; Exploitation, "Otherness," and Transgression in the 1960s Biker Movie." Journal of Popular Film & Television. Fall 2003. Vol. 31, Iss. 3; pg. 98 UC users only
Perlman, Allison. "The Brief Ride of the Biker Movie." International Journal of Motorcycle Studies, March 2007
Rubin, Martin. ""Make Love Make War": Cultural Confusion and the Biker Film Cycle." Film History, Vol. 6, No. 3, Exploitation Film (Autumn, 1994), pp. 355-381 UC users only

Hell's Belles (1969)
Directed by Maury Dexter. Cast: Jeremy Slate, Adam Roarke, Jocelyn Lane. This freewheeling adventure follows a motorcycle racer hot on the trail of the low-down low-riders who stole his bike. But when he finds himself saddled with a sullen and sexy chopper chick, his lust for vengeance ignites something far more dangerous. 96 min. DVD 4070
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Osgerby, Bill. "Sleazy Riders; Exploitation, "Otherness," and Transgression in the 1960s Biker Movie." Journal of Popular Film & Television. Fall 2003. Vol. 31, Iss. 3; pg. 98 UC users only
Perlman, Allison. "The Brief Ride of the Biker Movie." International Journal of Motorcycle Studies, March 2007
Rubin, Martin. ""Make Love Make War": Cultural Confusion and the Biker Film Cycle." Film History, Vol. 6, No. 3, Exploitation Film (Autumn, 1994), pp. 355-381 UC users only

Her Uncle Sam (Red Salute; Runaway Daughter; Her Enlisted Man; Arms and the Girl) (1935)
Directed by Sidney Lanfield. Cast: Barbara Stanwyck, Robert Young, Hardie Albright, Ruth Donnelly, Cliff Edwards. A college girl with communist leanings and in love with a pacifist agitator is shipped to Mexico by her general father with the help of her aunt. She escapes the clutches of her aunt, meets an American soldier and embarks on a cross-country trip. 70 min. 999:3700
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The Hitch-Hiker (1953)
Directed by Ida Lupino. Cast: Edmond O'Brien, Frank Lovejoy, William Talman. The only true 'film noir' ever directed by a woman, this tour de force thriller is a classic, tension-packed, three-way dance of death about two middle-class American homebodies on vacation in Mexico on a long-awaited fishing trip. Suddenly their car and their very lives are commandeered by a psychopathic serial killer. 70 min. DVD 169
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Awards & Honors
National Film Registry Selection

Armstrong, Richard. "South of the Chocolate Mountains: Scattered Impressions of The Hitch-Hiker." Bright Lights Film Journal, vol. 37, pp. (no pagination), August 2002
Georgakas, Dan. "Ida Lupino: Doing It Her Way."Cineaste 25:3 [Summer 2000] p. 32-36 UC users only
Queen of the 'B's: Ida Lupino behind the camera / edited by Annette Kuhn. Westport, Conn : Greenwood Press, 1995. (Main Stack PN1998.3.L89.Q44 1995)

In July (Im Juli) (Germany, 2000)
Directed by Fatih Akin. Cast: Moritz Bleibtreu, Christiane Paul, Mehmet Kurtulus, Idil Uner, Jochen Nickel, Branka Katic, Birol Unel, Sandra Borgmann, Ernest Hausmann, Gabor Salinger, Cem Akin, Fatih Akin. Daniel, a young teacher, decides to spend his summer at home in Hamburg. At the local flea market, he meets Juli, who is immediately attracted to him, a fact to which Daniel seems oblivious. On the same day, Daniel meets Melek, a young Turkish girl, with whom he is immediately smitten. Ignoring his earlier plans, he sets out in pursuit of her across the Balkans. Along the way he picks up a hitchhiker, who just happens to be Juli. 96 min. DVD 2849
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In This World (UK, 2002)
Directed by Michael Winterbottom. Cast: Jamal Udin Torabi, Enayatullah. Tells of the hazardous journey of two Afghan boys as they travel from Pakistan through Iran, Turkey, Italy, France and the UK in search of refuge in London, revealing the desperate measures people take to escape persecution and life-threatening conditions. Special features: Behind-the-scenes footage with commentary from Michael Winterbottom and Tony Grisoni; director's introduction from the Sundance Film Series; U.S. and UK theatrical trailers; production notes and biographies; highlights from the 2003 Sundance Film Series. 88 min. DVD 2410
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Awards
Berlin International Film Festival - Golden Berlin Bear; Peace Film Award; Prize of the Ecumenical Jury
British Academy of Film and Television Arts Awards - Best Foreign-language Film

Dix, Andrew. ""Do you want this world left on?": Global Imaginaries in the Films of Michael Winterbottom." Style, Spring2009, Vol. 43 Issue 1, p3-25, 23p UC users only
Farrier, David. "The journey is the film is the journey: Michael Winterbottom's In This World." Research in Drama Education, Jun2008, Vol. 13 Issue 2, p223-232, 10p UC users only
Landesman, Ohad. "In and out of this world: digital video and the aesthetics of realism in the new hybrid documentary." Studies in Documentary Film Volume: 2 | Issue: 1 Cover date: March 2008 Page(s): 33-45 UC users only
Porton, Richard. "In Praise of Folly: An Interview with Michael Winterbottom." Cineaste, Spring2006, Vol. 31 Issue 2, p28-31, 4p UC users only
Prime, Rebecca. "Stranger Than Fiction: Genre and Hybridity in the "Refugee Film." Post Script - Essays in Film and the Humanities 25:2 (Winter 2005-Spring 2006) p. 56-66 UC users only
Tan, Kathy-Ann. "'If You're Not on Paper, You Don't Exist': Depictions of Illegal Immigration and Asylum in Film: On Michael Winterbottom's In This World (2002) and Code 46 (2003)." In: Multi-ethnic Britain 2000+ : new perspectives in literature, film and the arts / edited by Lars Ecks. Amsterdam : Rodopi, 2008. (Main (Gardner) Stacks NX180.S6 M75 2008)

Indien (India) (Austria, 1993)
Directed by Paul Harather. Cast: Josef Hader, Alfred Dorfer, Maria Hofstätter, Wolfgang Bock, Ranjeet Singh. Heinz Bösel, a rude, uncommunicative slob and Kurt Fellner, a very talkative, pushy Yuppie-type, do not care for each other but are forced to work together travelling across the Austrian countryside inspecting hotels and inns. Eventually, the two become friends. 86 min. DVD 7785
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Intimate Stories (Historias mínimas) (Argentina | Spain, 2002 )
Directed by Carlos Sorin. Cast: Javier Lombardo, Antonio Benedictis, Javiera Bravo, Julia Solomonoff, Laura Vagnoni, Enrique Otranto. In this road movie nothing will stop three neighbors from reaching San Julian, where they have been promised either fame, love, or redemption. Although they encounter detours along the way, they ultimately get what they wanted, but it will come in unexpected ways. 94 min. DVD 6893
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It Happened One Night (1934)
Directed by Frank Capra. Cast: Clark Gable, Claudette Colbert. Colbert plays a runaway heiress and Gable is an unemployed journalist who helps her in the cross country flight via bus and by hitchhiking. 105 min. DVD 175; VHS 999:11
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Kalifornia (1993)
Directed by Dominic Sena. Cast: Brad Pitt, Juliette Lewis, David Duchovny, Michelle Forbes. Twisted, psychotic ex-convict Early Grayce has found his ride out of town...and just in time. Early didn't like the way his landlord was "acting up" so he killed him. Lucky for Early and his girlfriend, a young couple writing a book on serial killers needs two people to share expenses for a cross-country trip. The two couples are about to take one unforgettable ride. 118 min. DVD X4303; vhs 999:2292
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Kings of the Road (Im Lauf der Zeit) (West Germany, 1976)
Directed by Wim Wenders. Cast: Rudiger Vogler, Hanns Zischler, Lisa Kreuzer, Rudolf Schundler, Marquard Bohm, Dieter Traier, Franziska Strommer, Patrick Kreuzer. Depicts the experiences of two young men in Germany. One repairs cinema equipment, the other cannot face the world from which he came. Together they set off on a rambling trip across Germany, listening to rock'n roll, visiting closed movie theatres, meeting strangers and learning what it means to be living in today's Germany. 176 min. 999:310
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Landscape in the Mist (Topio Sten Homichle) (France / Greece / Italy, 1988)
Directed by Theo Angelopoulos. Cast: Michalis Zeke, Tania Palaiologou, Stratos Tzortzoglou. This is the story of a journey across Greece by two children who've run away to find the father in Germany they've never seen, but whom their unwed mother has described in order "to give them something to dream about." 126 min. DVD X7191; DVD X5656; vhs 999:2978
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The Last Detail (1973)
Directed by Hal Ashby. Cast: Jack Nicholson, Otis Young, Randy Quaid, Clifton James, Carol Kane. Two hard-boiled Navy Petty officers are detailed to take a prisoner convicted of a minor crime from Washington to jail in New Hampshire and decide to give the prisoner one last good time. 103 min. DVD 5355
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Towne, Robert. Chinatown ; The last detail : screenplays / by Robert Towne. New York : Grove Press, 1997. (Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1997.A1 T69 1997)

Leningrad Cowboys Go America (Finland / Sweden, 1989)
Directed Aki Kaurismaäki. Cast: Katinka Farago, Matti Pellonpaa, Kari Vaananen, The Leningrad Cowboys. The Leningrad Cowboys, a group of Finnish musicians, and their manager, travel to America seeking fame and fortune. As they cross the country, trying to get to a wedding in Mexico, they are followed by the village idiot, who wishes to join the band. 80 min. DVD 4755
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Cardullo, Bert. "Finnish Character: An Interview with Aki Kaurismaäki." Film Quarterly, Summer2006, Vol. 59 Issue 4, p4-10, 7p, UC users only
Mazierska, Ewa. "Between Helskini, Memphis, and 'No Director's Land': Aki Kaurismaäki's Road Cinema." In: Crossing new Europe : postmodern travel and the European road movie / Ewa Mazierska and Laura Rascaroli. London ; New York : Wallflower Press, 2006. (Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1995.9.R63 M37 2006)
Nestingen, Andrew. "Aki Kaurismaäki at the Crossroads: National Cinema and the Road Movie." In: Transnational cinema in a global north : Nordic cinema in transition / edited by Andrew Nestingen and Trevor G. Elkington. Detroit : Wayne State University Press, c2005. (Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1993.5.S2 T73 2005)
Romney, Jonathan. "Last Exit to Helskini." Film Comment; Mar/Apr2003, Vol. 39 Issue 2, p43, 4p UC users only
Wilson, Lana. "Aki Kaurismaäki." Senses of Cinema, vol. 51, pp. (no pagination), 2009

Little Miss Sunshine (2006)
Directed by Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris. Cast: Abigail Breslin, Greg Kinnear, Paul Dano, Alan Arkin, Toni Collette, Steve Carell, Bryan Cranston. Olive is a little girl who dreams of winning the Little Miss Sunshine contest. Her family wants her dream to come true, but they are so dysfunctional that they can barely make it through a day without some disaster befalling them. Olive's father, Richard, is unsuccessful as a motivational speaker. He is barely on speaking terms with Olive's mother. Her uncle Frank has attempted suicide following an unsuccessful romance with a male graduate student. Her brother Dwayne, a fanatical follower of Nietzsche, has taken a vow of silence. And Olive's grandfather is a loser with a drug habit, but at least he enthusiastically coaches Olive in her contest talent routine. Circumstances conspire to put the entire family on the road together with the goal of getting Olive to the Little Miss Sunshine contest in California. Special features: Side A: audio commentary with directors Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris and writer Michael Arndt ; 4 alternate endings with optional commentary by directors Jonathan Dayton & Valerie Faris ; "Till the end of time" performed by DeVotchka ; trailers -- Side B: audio commentary with directors Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris and writer Michael Arndt ; 4 alternate endings with optional commentary by directors Jonathan Dayton & Valerie Faris ; "Till the end of time" performed by DeVotchka ; forced trailer combo. 101 min. DVD 7165
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Awards

American Film Institute: Movie of the Year
Academy Awards - Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role (Alan Arkin)
British Academy of Film and Television Arts Awards - Best Actor in a Supporting Role (Alan Arkin)
Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards - Best Acting Ensemble; Best Young Actor (Paul Dano); Best Young Actress (Abigail Breslin)
César Awards, France - Best Foreign Film

Living End. (1992)
Directed by Gregg Araki. Cast: Craig Gilmore, Mike Dytri. Jon and Luke, a pair of young, HIV-positive gay men, find themselves bound together by circumstances and embark on a torrid love affair. Both are outcasts and running from the law. Jon's decision to end their odyssey across an existential America results in a violent, emotional showdown. 85 min. DVD X4310; 999:1637
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Araki, Gregg. The living end : an irresponsible movie ; Totally f***ed up : a screenplay / by Gregg Araki. New York : Morrow, c1994. (Main (Gardner) Stacks PS3551.R27 L58 1994)
Moran, James M. "Gregg Araki: Guerrilla Film-Maker for a Queer Generation." Film Quarterly Oct 1996, Vol. 50, No. 1: 18-26. UC users only

Lolita. (USA / France, 1992)
Directed by Adrian Lyne. Cast: Jeremy Irons, Melanie Griffith, Frank Langella, Dominique Swain. "Adapted from the novel by Vladimir Nabokov (previously filmed by Stanley Kubrick in 1962 -- DVD 52; Video/C 999:106), Lolita stars Jeremy Irons as Humbert Humbert, a college literature professor. While looking for a place to live after securing a new teaching position, he meets Charlotte Haze (Melanie Griffith), a pretentious and annoying woman who seems desperately lonely and is obviously attracted to Humbert. Humbert pays her little mind until he meets her 13-year-old daughter Lolita (Dominique Swain)... Humbert moves into the Haze home as a boarder and eventually marries Charlotte in order to be closer to Lolita; when Charlotte finds out about Humbert's attraction to her daughter, she flees the house in a rage, only to be killed in an auto accident. Without telling Lolita of her mother's fate, Humbert takes her on a cross-country auto trip, where their relationship begins to move beyond the traditional boundaries of stepfather and step-daughter..." --Mark Deming [All Movie Guide] 137 min. DVD 78; VHS 999:2250
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Lost in America (1985)
Directed by Albert Brooks. Cast: Albert Brooks, Julie Hagerty, Michael Greene, Garry K. Marshall, Maggie Roswell, Tom Tarpey. David Howard has put in eight long years at a big-time ad agency. When he hoped to land a Senior VP slot, all he got was a pat on the back and a transfer to New York. David talks his wife into quitting her job, sells the house, liquidates the stocks and bonds, and buys the largest Winnebago and they set out to live the ramblin' laid back life of the world's easiest Easy Riders. 91 min. DVD X4250
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Made in France (Origine Contrôlée) (France, 2001)
Directed by Ahmed Bouchaala and Zakia Tahri. Cast: Patrick Ligardes, Ronit Elkabets, Isabelle Sadoyan, Atmen Kelif. Fancy Patrick is arrested by mistake and finds himself in a cell with Samia, an attractive Algerian, and Youssef, a cantankerous show off. All three are condemned to deportation. During their transfer to the airport, they manage to escape. When they are on the run the trio discover a taste for the unusual and learn to understand and love each other. DVD X6853
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Midnight Run (1988)
Directed by Martin Brest. Cast: Robert De Niro, Charles Grodin, Yaphet Kotto, John Ashton, Dennis Farina, Joe Pantoliano. A bounty hunter is charged with delivering an embezzling, bail-jumping accountant to Los Angeles. What he doesn't know is that the Mob is also after said accountant for embezzling the money in the first place. 127 min. DVD X4670
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Milky Way (La Voie Lactée) (France / West Germany / Italy, 1969)
Directed by Luis Buñuel. A surreal comedy on the history of human folly. Two scraggly hippie pilgrims set out on a modern odyssey that sends them travelling through time to meet Jesus, the Virgin Mary, the Devil, the Marquis de Sade and a multitude of fools and knaves who wielded power in the name of holiness. 105 min.DVD 8288; vhs 999:1062
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Minimal Stories (Historias Minimas) (Argentina, 2004)
Directed by Carlos Sorin. Cast: Javier Lombardo, Antonio Benedictis, Javiera Bravo, Julia Solomonoff, Laura Vagnoni, Enrique Otranto. In this road movie nothing will stop three neighbors from reaching San Julian, where they have been promised either fame, love, or redemption. Although they encounter detours along the way, they ultimately get what they wanted, but it will come in unexpected ways. 94 min. DVD 6893
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The Motorcycle Diaries (Diarios de motocicleta) (Argentina / USA / Chile / Peru / Brazil / UK / Germany / France, 2004)
Director, Walter Salles. Cast: Gael Garcia Bernal, Mia Maestro, Rodrigo de la Serna. Filmed adaptation of Cuban revolutionary Ernesto "Che" Guevara's journals of a road trip across South America. As a young, pre-revolution Guevara, a 23-year-old medical student in 1952, he traveled across the South American continent on a motorcyle with his friend Alberto Granado who co-wrote the source material. As they embark on their journey, both young men come of age and find their individual world views broadened farther than they ever expected. 127 min. DVD 3536
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Awards
British Academy of Film and Television Arts Awards - Best Foreign-language Film
Cannes Film Festival - François Chalais Award; Prize of the Ecumenical Jury
César Awards, France - Best Foreign Film

Guevara, Ernesto. The motorcycle diaries : a journey around South America / Ernesto Che Guevara ; translated by Ann Wright London ; New York : Verso, 1996. (Moffitt F2224 .G7813 1996)

Bueno, Fernanda. "Motorcycle Diaries: The Myth of Che Guevara in the Twenty-First Century." Confluencia: Revista Hispánica de Cultura y Literatura, vol. 23, no. 1, pp. 107-114, Fall 2007 UC users only
Carte, Rebecca. "Trickster, Traveler, Cultural Hero: Ernesto "Che" Guevara." Studies in Latin American Popular Culture; 2008, Vol. 27, p167-183, 17p UC users only
Daniels, Anthony. "The real Che." New Criterion; Oct2004, Vol. 23 Issue 2, p22-27, 6p UC users only
Macnab, Geoffrey Reviews: "The Motorcycle Diaries" Sight and Sound 14:9 (September 2004) p. 70, 72 UC users only
Porton, Richard. "Road to Revolution." Film Journal International; Oct2004, Vol. 107 Issue 10, p18-49, 2p, UC users only
Prashad, Vijay "Che at 23: Making of the Revolution's Poster-Boy." Economic and Political Weekly, Vol. 31, No. 40 (Oct. 5, 1996), pp. 2736-2737 UC users only
Quan, Adan "The Motorcycle Diaries: A Journey around South America by Ernesto Che Guevara." The Antioch Review, Vol. 54, No. 2 (Spring, 1996), pp. 246-247 UC users only
Ruf, Frederick J. "The Motorcycle Diaries." Journal of Religion & Film, Apr2005, Vol. 9 Issue 1 UC users only
Sadlier, Darlene J. "Leaving Home in Three Films by Walter Salles." Symploke: A Journal for the Intermingling of Literary, Cultural and Theoretical Scholarship, vol. 15, no. 1-2, pp. 125-139, 2007 UC users only
Williams, Claire. "Los diarios de motocicleta as Pan-American Travelogue." In: Contemporary Latin American cinema : breaking into the global market / edited by Deborah Shaw. Lanham, Md. : Rowman & Littlefield, c2007. (Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1993.5.L3 C66 2007)

Los Muertos (Argentina, 2004)
Directed by Lisandro Alonso. A 54 year-old man is released from prison in Corrientes, Argentina and decides to canoe through the jungle to find his grown daughter. The journey becomes a primordial adventure, filled with solitude and silence as he crosses great distances in a small boat on the rivers, scoring deep into the jungle. 94 min. DVD 6886
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My Blueberry Nights (Hong Kong | China | France, 2007)
Directed by Wong Kar Wai. Cast: Norah Jones, Jude Law, David Strathairn, Rachel Weisz, Natalie Portman. Jeremy, a big-hearted owner of a small New York diner, tries to soothe Elizabeth's jilted heart with his blueberry pie. But only after going on a year-long cross-country odyssey does she realize love was right at her doorstep all along. 95 min. DVD X4252
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My Own Private Idaho. (1991)
Directed by Gus Van Sant. Cast: River Phoenix, Keanu Reeves, James Russo, William Richert, Rodney Harvey, Michael Parker, Flea, Chiara Caselli, Udo Kier. "In this modern restructuring of the 60's road movie, River Phoenix and Keanu Reeves hustle their way through Seattle, Portland, Idaho and Rome on a quest for River's missing mother. With a meticulous lyric style, the film combines sprawling landscapes, scenes of passionless sexuality, and allusions to Orson Welles' Chimes at Midnightas it addresses issues of love, family, politics, and homosexuality." (Facets, catalog 12) 105 min. DVD 8065; vhs 999:1316
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Awards

National Society of Film Critics Awards - Best Actor (River Phoenix)
Toronto International Film Festival - International Critics' Award
Venice Film Festival - Best Actor (River Phoenix)

Natural Born Killers (1994)
Directed by Oliver Stone. Cast: Woody Harrelson, Juliette Lewis, Robert Downey, Jr., Tommy Lee Jones, Tom Sizemore, Rodney Dangerfield. Two victims of traumatized childhoods become lovers and psychopathic serial murderers irresponsibly glorified by the mass media. DVD 1271 special features: Oliver Stone narration (125 min.) ; uncensored bonus footage compilation ; alternative ending ; music video "Burn" by Nine Inch Nails ; interviews with Woody Harrelson, Juliette Lewis, Robert Downey, Jr., and Tommy Lee Jones ; trailer ; scene access ; interactive menus. 118 min. DVD 1271; DVD 773; vhs 999:2153
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Tarantino, Quentin. Natural born killers / Quentin Tarantino. New York : Grove Press, [2000] (Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1997 .N335 2000)

9 Souls (Nain souruzu)(Japan, 2003)
Directed by Toshiaki Toyoda. Cast: Satsuei, Fujisawa Jun'ichi ; henshu, Kusakabe Mototaka ; ongaku, DIP. A bomber, a patricide, a mad biker and a pornographer break free from jail together with various other forms of social detritus. 120 min. DVD X1479
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O Brother Where art Thou? (2000)
Directed by Joel Coen. Cast: George Clooney, John Turturro, Tim Blake Nelson, Charles Durning, John Goodman, Michael Badalucco, Holly Hunter. Disenchanted with the daily drudge of a Mississippi prison farm, the silver-tongued Ulysses Everett McGill busts loose, still shackled to his two chain-gang mates. Loosely based on Homer's "Odyssey", this is the story of the three convicts and their adventures as they travel home in hopes of recovering buried loot before it's lost forever in a flood. 103 min. DVD 778
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Paris, Texas (1984)
Directed by Wim Wenders; featuring Harry Dean Stanton, Nastassja Kinski, Dean Stockwell, Aurore Clement, Hunter Carson. An amnesiac, long thought dead, slowly begins to remember his past. He must reassemble the pieces of his life like a detective solving a mystery. 145 min. DVD 3374; vhs 999:257
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Pee-Wee's Big Adventure (1985)
Directed by Nnegest Likke. Cast: Paul Reubens (Pee-Wee Herman), Elizabeth Daily, Mark Holton, Diane Salinger, Judd Omen. Pee-Wee's bicycle is missing. Pee-Wee hits the open road and encounters riotous adventures with bikers, bums, cowboys, cons, a phantom trucker and a waitress with wanderlust. Special features: Feature length audio commentary by Paul Reubens and director Tim Burton; music only track with commentary by Danny Elfman ; production notes ; theatrical trailer ; scene access. 90 min. DVD 9938
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Pee-Wee's Big Adventure (1985)
Directed by Nnegest Likke. Cast: Paul Reubens (Pee-Wee Herman), Elizabeth Daily, Mark Holton, Diane Salinger, Judd Omen. Pee-Wee's bicycle is missing. Pee-Wee hits the open road and encounters riotous adventures with bikers, bums, cowboys, cons, a phantom trucker and a waitress with wanderlust. Special features: Feature length audio commentary by Paul Reubens and director Tim Burton; music only track with commentary by Danny Elfman ; production notes ; theatrical trailer ; scene access. 90 min. DVD 9938
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Balfour, Ian. "Playhouse of the signifier: reading Pee-wee Herman." Camera Obscura; MAY, 1988 Issue 17, p155-168, 14p UC users only
Doty, Alexander. "The Sissy Boy, the Fat Ladies, and the Dykes: Queerness and/as Gender in Pee-wee's World." In: Making things perfectly queer : interpreting mass culture / Alexander Doty. Minneapolis : University of Minnesota Press, c1993. (Full text available online (UCB users only); print: Main (Gardner) Stacks & Moffitt PN1992.8.H64 D68 1993)
Huskey, Melynda. "Pee-Wee Herman and the postmodern picaresque." Postmodern Culture; January, 1992, Vol. 2 Issue 2 UC users only
La Bruce, Bruce. "Pee Wee Herman: The Homosexual Subtext." In: Out in Culture: Gay, Lesbian, and Queer Essays on Popular Culture / editedby Corey K. Creekmur and Alexander Doty. pp: 25-43.. Durham: Duke University Press, 1995. Series title: Series Q. (UCB Main HQ76.2.U5 O98 1995)
Winning, Rob. "Pee Wee Herman Un-Mascs Our Cultural Myths About Masculinity." Journal of American Culture, Summer88, Vol. 11 Issue 2, p57-63, 7p UC users only
Slagle, R. Anthony "Queer Criticism and Sexual Normativity: The Case of Pee-wee Herman." Journal of Homosexuality, 2003, Vol. 45 Issue 2-4, p129-146, 18p UC users only

Pierrot le fou (France, 1965)
Directed by Jean-Luc Godard. Cast: Anna Karina, Jean-Paul Belmondo, Graziella Galvani, Dirk Sanders, Roger Dutoit, Raymond Devos. Part love story, part gangster thriller, Pierrot le fou combines romance, adventure, and violence with allusions to art, literature, and cinema to create a colorful French version of the Bonnie and Clyde story. 90 min. DVD 119; VHS 999:448
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Poetic Justice (1993)
Director, John Singleton. Cast: Janet Jackson, Tupac Shakur, Regina King, Joe Torry. A mismatched pair pushed together on a road trip from South Central Los Angeles to Oakland find themselves reluctantly attracted to each other, when they are confronted once again by the shocking violence they thought they'd left behind. 109 min. DVD 7394
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PowWow Highway (1989)
Directed by Jonathan Wacks. Cast: A. Martinez, Gary Farmer, Amanda Wyss. Philbert, a Cheyenne Indian from Montana, goes on vision quest to find enlightenment. After he meets Buddy Red Bow, a fiery Indian activist, things really start to happen. 91 min. DVD 3219; vhs 999:445

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Rain Man (1988)
Directed by Barry Levinson. Cast: Dustin Hoffman, Tom Cruise, Valeria Golino. Charlie Babbitt is a callous, self-centered young hustler who feels cheated out of his $3 million dollar ihheritance. He discovers he has a brother, Raymond, an autistic savant living in a world devoid of normal perception. Charlie abducts Raymond determined to extort his 'fair share' of the family fortune, but what begins as an act of selfishness evolves into a mystical odyssey of love and self-revelation as they journey across the country together, and Raymond forces Charlie to grow beyond the limits of his own handicapped heart. 134 min. DVD 8279; vhs 999:2531
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Awards
Academy Award - Best Picture; Best Director
Golden Globe Awards - Best Motion Picture
Directors Guild of America, USA - Outstanding Directorial Achievement

Chase, Donald. " On the road with Hoffman and Cruise" New York Times, Dec 11 1988, Vol. 138, p1, 2p UC users only
Denzen, Norman K. "Rain Man in Las Vegas: Where is the Action for the Postmodern Self?" Symbolic Interaction Spring 1993, Vol. 16, No. 1, Pages 6577 UC users only
Geduld, Harry M. "The odd couple syndrome." Humanist; Mar/Apr 1989, Vol. 49, p39-40, 2p UC users only
Hark, Ina Rae. "Fear of Flying: Yuppie Critique and the Buddy-Road Movie in the 1980s" In: The road movie book / edited by Steven Cohan and Ina Rae Hark. London ; New York : Routledge, 1997 (full-text [UCB users only]; print: Main Stack PN1995.9.R63.R63 1997)

The Rain People (1969)
Directed by Francis Ford Coppola. Cast: Shirley Knight, James Caan, Robert Duvall, Marya Zimmet, Tom Aldredge, Laurie Crews, Andrew Duncan, Margaret Fairchild, Sally Gracie. Unsure of herself, Natalie is two months pregnant and feeling trapped. She leaves her sleeping husband a note and drives away from her Long Island home one rainy morning to find herself. While on her search, she meets a lonely man who brings tenderness and tragedy her way. 102 min. DVD X1804
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The Road (New Zealand, 1985)
Directed by John Hillcoat. Cast: Viggo Mortensen, Charlize Theron, Guy Pearce, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Robert Duvall, Molly Parker, Garret Dillahunt. A father and his son are two of the last remaining people on earth after an unexplained tragedy has destroyed most of life. As the two head south, they are faced with many trials and tribulations along the way. An intense bond between the father and son is formed as together they strive to not only survive, but to retain humanity as they help the people they encounter along the way. Based on the novel by Cormac McCarthy. 111 min. DVD X3381
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Blake, Richard A. "Dead End." America, 1/4/2010, Vol. 202 Issue 1, p21-23, 3p UC users only
Fisher, Mark. "The Lonely Road." Film Quarterly, Spring2010, Vol. 63 Issue 3, p14-17, 4p UC users only
Sargeant, Jack. "At the End of the World Apocalypse, Survival and Love in John Hillcoat's The Road." Metro, Mar2010, Issue 164, p38-41, 4p UC users only
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Road Movie (1974)
Directed by Joseph Strick. Cast: Robert Drivas, Regina Baff, Barry Bostwick. Two truckers on the way to Chicago are forced to drastically change their plans after picking up an emotionally battered prostitute. 83 min. DVD X4554
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Road to Morocco (1942)
Directed by David Butler. Cast: Bing Crosby, Bob Hope, Dorothy Lamour, Anthony Quinn. The lone survivors of a ship wrecked in the Mediterranean, our heroes find themselves in the company of a Moroccan Princess Shalimar (Lamour), who has purchased Bob and plans to make him her husband. This would be swell except for the jealousy of nasty Sheik Mullay Kassim. This is the third "Road" picture of the Hope and Crosby comedy team. Special DVD features: Bob Hope and the road to success; command performance 1945; "The road to Morocco" sing-along; photograph gallery; theatrical trailer; production notes; cast and filmmakers. 82 min. DVD X1028; vhs 999:2039
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Awards & Honors
National Film Registry Selection

Cohan, Steven. "Queering the Deal: On the Road with Hope and Crosby." In: Out Takes: Essays on Queer Theory and Film / edited by Ellis Hanson. pp: 23-45. Durham [N.C.]: Duke University Press, 1999. Series Q (Main Stack PN1995.9.H55.O88 1999)
Mielke, Randall G. Road to box office : the seven film comedies of Bing Crosby, Bob Hope, and Dorothy Lamour, 1940-1962 Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Co., c1997. (PFA : PN2287.C76 M53 1997)

Road to Perdition (2002)
Directed by Sam Mendes. Cast: Tom Hanks, Paul Newman, Jude Law, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Stanley Tucci, Daniel Craig, Tyler Hoechlin. Michael Sullivan works as an enforcer for his adopted father, Irish gangster John Rooney. When Sullivan's son, Mike Jr., witnesses one of his father's killings on Rooney's behalf, the gangster decides that his ward and his family are liabilities that must be removed. Sullivan tries to safeguard his son and get even with the man who betrayed him, while his son focuses on bonding with his emotionally distant father. 117 min. DVD 3894
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Road to Singapore (1940)
Directed by Victor Schertzinger. Cast: Bing Crosby, Dorothy Lamour, Bob Hope, Charles Coburn, Judith Barrett, Anthony Quinn, Jerry Colonna. When junior shipping mogul Josh Mallon comes too close to getting hitched, he and his best buddy Ace Lannigan run to the furthest point they can find on a map --Singapore. The first of the famous "Road" pictures starring Bob Hope and Bing Crosby as a team of irrepressible bachelors, the scenery includes Dorothy Lamour as the beautiful live-in housekeeper they bring home. Special features: Documentary, "Bob Hope and the road to success" ; documentary, "Entertaining the troops" ; "Sweet potato piper" sing-along ; photograph gallery ; theatrical trailer; production notes; cast and filmakers' biographies ; scene selections. 86 min. DVD X1030
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Cohan, Steven. "Queering the Deal: On the Road with Hope and Crosby." In: Out Takes: Essays on Queer Theory and Film / edited by Ellis Hanson. pp: 23-45. Durham [N.C.]: Duke University Press, 1999. Series Q (Main Stack PN1995.9.H55.O88 1999)
Mielke, Randall G. Road to box office : the seven film comedies of Bing Crosby, Bob Hope, and Dorothy Lamour, 1940-1962 Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Co., c1997. (PFA : PN2287.C76 M53 1997)

Road to Utopia (1946)
Directed by Hal Walker. Cast: Bing Crosby, Bob Hope, Dorothy Lamour, Hillary Brooke, Douglass Dumbrille, Jack LaRue, Robert Barrat, Nestor Paiva. Narrator: Robert Benchley. Bing and Bob get caught up in a race to stake their claim to the veins of a Klondike gold mine after nabbing the deed from a couple of vicious killers. Since the boys themselves are skipping town after a shady deal, they decide to adopt the murderers' identities and take the opportunity to get to know the beautiful and ambitious Dorothy Lamour. 82 min. DVD 7606
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Cohan, Steven. "Queering the Deal: On the Road with Hope and Crosby." In: Out Takes: Essays on Queer Theory and Film / edited by Ellis Hanson. pp: 23-45. Durham [N.C.]: Duke University Press, 1999. Series Q (Main Stack PN1995.9.H55.O88 1999)
Mielke, Randall G. Road to box office : the seven film comedies of Bing Crosby, Bob Hope, and Dorothy Lamour, 1940-1962 Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Co., c1997. (PFA : PN2287.C76 M53 1997)

Road to Zanzibar (1941)
Directed by Victor Schertzinger. Cast: Bing Crosby, Dorothy Lamour, Bob Hope, Charles Coburn, Judith Barrett, Anthony Quinn, Jerry Colonna. In the second of the "Road" pictures, a couple of scheming carnival performers leave town after selling a phony diamond mine to a tough guy who doesn't appreciate the joke. They end up in Zanzibar where they meet a couple of female entertainers who lure them into the jungle and introduce them to a tribe of hungry cannibals. 92 min. DVD X1031
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Cohan, Steven. "Queering the Deal: On the Road with Hope and Crosby." In: Out Takes: Essays on Queer Theory and Film / edited by Ellis Hanson. pp: 23-45. Durham [N.C.]: Duke University Press, 1999. Series Q (Main Stack PN1995.9.H55.O88 1999)
Mielke, Randall G. Road to box office : the seven film comedies of Bing Crosby, Bob Hope, and Dorothy Lamour, 1940-1962 Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Co., c1997. (PFA : PN2287.C76 M53 1997)

The Road Warrior (Australia, 1982)
Directed by George Miller. Cast: Mel Gibson, Bruce Spence, Michael Preston, Max Phipps, Vernon Wells. A former police officer is now a lone wanderer, travelling through a post-apocalyptic Australia looking for the now-priceless fuel of petrol. He lives to survive and is none too pleased when he finds himself the only hope of a small group of honest people running a remote oil refinery. He must protect them from the bike gang that is terrorizing them, while transporting their entire fuel supply to safety. 94 min. DVD 323; vhs 999:2533
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Roads to Koktebel (Koktebel) (Russia, 2003)
Directed by Boris Khlebnikov & Aleksei Popogrebskii. Cast: Igor Chernevich, Gleb Puskepalis, Agirppina Steklova, Alexandr Ilyin, Vladimir Kucherenko, Evgeny Syty. A father sets off from Moscow with his 11-year-old son for his sister's house in Koktebel by the Black Sea. With no money, nor means of transportation, they drift through the expansive and mesmeric landscapes at the mercy of chance. For the father, the journey is an attempt to restore self-respect and win back the trust of his son. For the boy, the mythic coastal town holds the key to a new life. 105 min. DVD 6338
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Rolling Family (Familia Rodante). (Argentina, 2004)
Directed by Pablo Trapero. Cast: Marianela Pedano, Carlos Resta, Raul Viñales. When Emilia, an Argentinian grandmother, is invited to be the matron of honor at the wedding of a distant niece, she invites her whole family to accompany her in a 1956 Chevy Viking camper on a cross-country journey to the border of Argentina. 103 min. DVD 6883
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Route 66 (TV series, 1960-1964)
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Santitos (Little Saints)(Mexico, 1999)
Directed by Alejandro Springall. Cast: Dolores Heredia, Demián Bichir, Alberto Estrella. Guided by saintly visitations following the disappearance of her only daughter, Esperanza (Dolores Heredia) embarks on a pilgrimage from her home village in Veracruz to Tijuana and Los Angeles. Seriocomic road movie with elements of magic realism. Based on the novel, Esperanza's box of saints by María Amparo Escandón. Presented at the International Latino Film Festival held in the San Francisco Bay Area. 95 min. vhs 999:3899
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Searchers (1956)
Directed by John Ford. Cast: John Wayne, Jeffrey Hunter, Vera Miles, Natalie Wood, Ward Bond. A Civil War veteran on the trail of a Comanche raiding party that kidnapped his dead brother's daughters. 119 min. DVD 264; VHS 999:69
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Sideways (2004)
Directed by Alexander Payne. Cast: Paul Giamatti, Thomas Haden Church, Virgina Madsen, Sandra Oh. Miles is a divorced man and a failed writer who teaches junior high school English. He decides to take his best friend, somewhat famous actor Jack, on a weeklong drive through California's wine country. There they explore their failures and question their relationships. 127 min. DVD 719
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Heyraud, Joyce King. "Sideways." Psychological Perspectives, Dec2005, Vol. 48 Issue 2, p339-341, 3p
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Jacobson, Harlan. "Movie of the Moment: Sideways." Film Comment, vol. 40, no. 5, pp. 24-27, Sept 2004
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Smoke Signals (1998)
Directed by Chris Eyre. Cast: Adam Beach, Evan Adams, Irene Bedard, Gary Farmer, Tantoo Cardinal. Two Coeur d'Alene Indians--tough, brooding Beach and likable, nerdy Adams--travel from their Idaho reservation to Phoenix to retrieve the remains of Beach's dead father and discover some truths about themselves along the way. This amusing, bittersweet road movie offers a refreshing Native American point of view. 89 min. DVD 1398; vhs 999:2197
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Something Wild (1986)
Directed by Jonathan Demme. Cast: Jeff Daniels, Melanie Griffith. A mild-mannered, respectable Wall Street tax consultant thinks he's a closet rebel, until he meets a real one. Sexy, free-spirited and totally reckless, Lulu hijacks Charlie for an outrageous spree filled with offbeat sex, petty larceny and hilarious mayhem. But when Lulu's psychotic ex-con husband Ray puts the breaks on their joyride, Charlie suddenly realizes that his walk on the wild side may not only cost him his job and his girlfriend, but also his life. 114 min. DVD X4432
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Stagecoach (1939)
Directed by John Ford. Cast: John Wayne, Claire Trevor, Andy Devine, John Carradine. Nine passengers board a Cheyenne-bound stagecoach, each with an urgent reason for the journey, each determined to live through the dangerous trip through Indian territory. Special features on DVD 5630: Special features (Disc 1): Commentary by biographer of John Ford, Scott Eyman. (Disc 2): Feature length American Masters retrospective profile "John Ford/John Wayne: the filmmaker and the legend," new documentary "Stagecoach: a story of redemption," audio-only bonus: Radio adaptation with Claire Trevor and Randolph Scott. 98 min. DVD 5630; DVD 98; VHS 999:94
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La Strada (The Road) (Italy, 1954)
Directed by Federico Fellini. Cast: Giulleta Masina, Anthony Quinn, Richard Basehart, Aldo Silvani, Marcella Rovere. A drama portraying the conflict between an intinerant circus strong man whose loneliness is masked by a rough, indifferent exterior, and his simple-minded mistress who serves him with unselfish devotion in the vain hope of winning his love. (DVD Disc 2) Federico Fellini's autobiography, a documentary made for Italian television by Paquito del Bosco; essay by film scholar Peter Matthews. 110 min. DVD 2128; vhs 999:761; 999:2447
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Awards
Academy Award - Best Foreign Language Picture

Rascaroli, Laura. "New voyages to Italy: postmodern travellers and the Italian road film." Screen (2003) 44(1): 71-91 UC users only

The Straight Story (1999)
Directed by David Lynch. Cast: Richard Farnsworth, Sissy Spacek, Harry Dean Stanton. Based on the true story of 73-year-old Alvin Straight who embarks on a dangerous and emotional journey to make amends with his 75-year-old brother Lyle before his brother dies. Alvin can no longer drive a car because of his eyesight and has to walk with 2 canes, but he climbs aboard his 1966 John Deere lawnmower and drives the 260-mile course from Laurens, Iowa to Mt. Zion, Wis. 112 min. DVD X1773
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Stranger Than Paradise (1984)
Directed by Jim Jarmusch. Cast: John Lurie, Eszter Balint, Richard Edson, Cecillia Stark, Danny Rosen. Eddie and Willie's inert lifestyle is suddenly intruded upon by Willie's Hungarian cousin. At first she's a drag, but the cousin has a few surprises for her American friends. 89 min. DVD 316
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Sugarland Express (1974)
Directed by Steven Spielberg. Cast: Goldie Hawn, Ben Johnson, Michael Sacks, William Atherton. Based on an actual event, this film follows the adventures of a Texas outlaw couple, Lou Jean and Clovis Poplin who intend to kidnap their baby from its foster parents. They take a Texas State Trooper as hostage and lead the police on a wild chase across the state in an effort to save their son from adoption. 109 min. DVD X1075; vhs 999:2175
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Sullivan's Travels (1941)
Directed by Preston Sturges. Cast: Joel McCrea, Veronica Lake, Robert Warwick, William Demarest, Margaret Hayes, Porter Hall, Franklin Pangborn, Eric Blore. A successful Hollywood director disguises himself as a bum and sets off to see America from the bottom up. In the midst of the brutality and despair, he makes a valuable discovery--that what the downtrodden need most is laughter. 91 min. DVD 6592; vhs 999:358
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Awards & Honors
National Film Registry Selection

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"Sullivan's Travels." In: Five screenplays / by Preston Sturges ; edited with an introduction by Brian Henderson. Berkeley : University of California Press, c1985. (Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1997.A1 S84 1985)

Tatjana (Pidä huivista kiinni, Tatjana) (Finland / Germany, 1994)
Written and directed by Aki Kaurismaäki. Cast: Kati Outinen, Matti Pellonpaa, Kirsi Tykkylainen, Mato Valtonen. Valto and Reino take to the road in search of coffee and vodka, without which their lives are not worth living. Their lives are interrupted by the arrival of garrulous Russian Klaudia and Estonian Tatiana, who are clearly interested in the two men despite the language barrier, but how to get a response from such a lugubrious pair? Non-US (PAL) format DVD. 59 min. DVD 6207
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Mazierska, Ewa. "Between Helskini, Memphis, and 'No Director's Land': Aki Kaurismaäki's Road Cinema." In: Crossing new Europe : postmodern travel and the European road movie / Ewa Mazierska and Laura Rascaroli. London ; New York : Wallflower Press, 2006. (Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1995.9.R63 M37 2006)
Nestingen, Andrew. "Aki Kaurismaäki at the Crossroads: National Cinema and the Road Movie." In: Transnational cinema in a global north : Nordic cinema in transition / edited by Andrew Nestingen and Trevor G. Elkington. Detroit : Wayne State University Press, c2005. (Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1993.5.S2 T73 2005)
Romney, Jonathan. "Last Exit to Helskini." Film Comment; Mar/Apr2003, Vol. 39 Issue 2, p43, 4p UC users only
Wilson, Lana. "Aki Kaurismaäki." Senses of Cinema, vol. 51, pp. (no pagination), 2009

Thelma and Louise (1991)
Directed by Ridley Scott. Cast: Susan Sarandon, Geena Davis, Harvey Keitel. Unhappy housewife Thelma and her wise-cracking waitress friend Louise decide to take a break from their lives. They embark on a trip that leads to a tragic incident at a roadside honky tonk. In an instant, their weekend getaway becomes just that as they flee across the American southwest with the police a step behind. 130 min. DVD 2505; VHS 999:961
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Awards

London Critics Circle Film Awards - Director of the Year; Actress of the Year (Susan Sarandon)
National Board of Review, USA - Best Actress (Susan Sarandon & Geena Davis)
National Society of Film Critics Awards, USA - Best Supporting Actor (Harvey Keitel)

Khouri, Callie. Thelma & Louise ; and, Something to talk about : screenplays / by Callie Khouri. (Main (Gardner) Stacks PS3561.H58 T48 1996)

They Drive by Night (1940)
Directed by Raoul Walsh. Cast: George Raft, Ann Sheridan, Ida Lupino, Humphrey Bogart, Gale Page, Alan Hale, Roscoe Karns. Paul Fabrini and his brother Joe are wildcat drivers-- men who buy their trucks on installment plans and then worry that loan sharks will repossess their trucks. Asthey drive their truck over rough California roads, night after night, their rough life gets even tougher when they get involved with murder and the mob. 130 min. DVD 3905; vhs 999:2532
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Everson, William K. "They Drive by Night"." Film History ; 15:3 (2003), p354-355, 2pUC users only
Georgakas, Dan. "Ida Lupino: Doing It Her Way." Cineaste, vol. 25, no. 3, pp. 32-36, 2000 UC users only
Hollyfield, Jerod Ra'Del. "Driving Deadhead off the Big Road: Pre-interstate Representations of the American Trucker in Raoul Walsh's They Drive By Night and Jules Dassin's Thieves' Highway." Film International, Jul2010, Vol. 8 Issue 3, p21-35, 15p UC users only
Lipsitz, George. "Rank and file fantasy in films of the forties." Jump Cut; December, 1976, Issue 12/13, p 24-27, 4p

Thieves Like Us (1940)
Directed by Robert Alman. Cast: Keith Carradine, John Schuck, Bert Remsen, Shelley Duvall, Louise Fletcher, Ann Latham, Tom Skerritt. Set in Mississippi during the 1930s Depression, this film portrays the life of a convicted murderer who escapes from a prison farm with two buddies. They are soon wanted for a series of violent bank robberies. These men are not particularly bad people but in this particular time in American history robbing banks was all these pathetic desperadoes could do with any amount of success. 123 min. DVD 8242
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To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything, Julie Newmar (1995)
Director, Beeban Kidron. Cast: Wesley Snipes, Patrick Swayze, John Leguizamo, Stockard Channing, Blythe Danner, Arliss Howard, Chris Penn. En route from New York City to Hollywood for a drag queen beauty pageant, Noxeema, Vida and Chi Chi are stranded in a tiny Midwestern town when their 1967 Cadillac breaks down. When their glitz and glamour wake up the sleepy local citizens, the stage is set for an outrageously funny weekend. 109 min. DVD 8904
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À tout de suite (Right Now) (France, 2004)
Directed by Benoît Jacquot. Cast: Isild Le Besco, Ouassini Embarek, Nicolas Duvachelle, Laurence Cordier, Forini Kodoukaki. Lili is an impulsive, free-spirited art student living a staid existence with her father in 1970s Paris. When she meets a mysterious young Moroccan man at a nightclub, she falls instantly in love. Soon she learns he was involved in a botched bank robbery -- where a man was killed -- and without hesitation she allows him and his accomplice to hide out in her apartment. The two embark on a wild spree throughout France, Spain, Morocco, and Greece, in a contemporary joy ride. 95 min. DVD 6758
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Transamerica. (2005)
Directed by Duncan Tucker. Cast: Felicity Huffman, Kevin Zegers, Fionnula Flanagan, Burt Young, Elizabeth Pe~na, Graham Greene. Bree Osborne, a pre-operative transsexual, learns she fathered a child back when she was Stanley Osborne. The wheels of fortune take Bree and her teenaged son on a cross-country trip that will change both their lives. 104 min. DVD 5637
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Caster, Peter; Andrew, Allison. "Transgender Nation: Crossing Borders and Queering Space in "Transamerica."" English Language Notes, Fall/Winter2007, Vol. 45 Issue 2, p133-139, 7p UC users only
Dalton, Mary M. "From Dad to Mom : Transgendered Motherhood in Transamerica." In: Motherhood misconceived : representing the maternal in U.S. films / edited by Heather Addison, Mary Kate Goodwin-Kelly, Elaine Roth. Albany : State University of New York Press, c2009. (Main (Gardner) Stacks HQ759 .M8745 2009)
Gagne, N. V. "Transamerica." Cineaste v. 31 no. 3 (Summer 2006) p. 56-7UC users only
Williams, L. R. "My father, the heroine." Sight & Sound v. ns16 no. 4 (April 2006) p. 42-3, 78UC users only

Travels with My Aunt(1972)
Directed by George Cukor. Cast: Maggie Smith, Alec McCowen, Lou Gossett, Robert Stephens, Robert Flemyng, José Luis López Vázquez. Aunt Augusta, a spirited woman of indeterminate years, sets off on a series of European adventures with her stodgy, middle-aged nephew Henry. The once shy Henry is transformed into a virile, vibrant man while his aunt shows him the stylish, graceful lifestyle of her swindling, smuggling and hustling schemes. Based upon the novel by Graham Greene. 109 min. DVD X7117; vhs 999:3895
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Lippe, Richard. "Travels with my aunt: romanticism and aging." CineAction. 50 (Annual 1999) p16-19. UC users only

True Romance (1993)
Directed by Tony Scott; written by Quentin Tarantino. Cast: Christian Slater, Patricia Arquette, Dennis Hopper, Val Kilmer, Gary Oldman, Brad Pitt, Christopher Walken. After falling in love with a novice prostitute, a comic-store assistant Clarence (Christian Slater) confronts her vicious pimp, and embarks on a cross-country odyssey with $5 million worth of stolen Mafia cocaine. Mayhem ensues, culminating in a favorite Tarantino climax--the "Mexican standoff"--in which a roomful of guys are pointing guns at each other, waiting to see who shoots first. 121 min. DVD X3451
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Tumbleweeds (1999)
Directed by Gavin O'Connor. Cast: Janet McTeer, Jay O. Sanders, Kimberly J. Brown. A woman constantly runs from town to town with her 12 year old daughter to escape failed relationships. The film opens with one escape and the shift into a new start in San Diego. There Mom takes up with a controlling trucker and fights with her weirdo boss. Meanwhile, the daughter, used to making the constant shifts, finds a fit at school including getting chosen for a play lead. 100 min. DVD X2266
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Two for the Road(UK, 1967)
Directed by Stanley Donen. Cast: Audrey Hepburn, Albert Finney, Eleanor Bron, William Daniels, Gabrielle Middleton, Claude Dauphin, Nadia Gray, Georges Descri`eres, Jacqueline Bissett, Judy Cromwell, Ir`ene Hilde, Dominique Joss. Joanna is in a touring girl's choir and Mark is a struggling architect when they first meet on the road in Europe. The film follows their life together - through courtship and marriage, infidelity and parenthood - all on the road. 111 min. DVD 4614
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Two Lane Blacktop (1971)
Directed by Monte Hellman. Cast: James Taylor, Warren Oates, Laurie Bird, Dennis Wilson. In this controversial and acclaimed story of drag-racing drifters, the drivers of a Pontiac GTO and a '55 Chevy battle across the backroads of America for possession of each other's "pinks" and the affections of a mysterious young hitchhiker. Special DVD features (Disc 2): On the road again ; Make it three yards (Hellman and Taylor interviews) ; Somewhere near Salinas (Hellman and Kristofferson interview) ; Sure did talk (Michael Laughlin interview) ; Screen test outtakes (James Taylor and Lauri Bird) ; Color me gone ; Performance and image ; original theatrical trailer. 103 min. Video DVD 9327; vhs 999:2299
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Dixon, Wheeler Winston. "An Interview with Monte Hellmann." Quarterly Review of Film & Video, Jul-Sep2005, Vol. 22 Issue 3, p263-275, 13pUC users only
Ford, Greg. "Two-Lane Blacktop." Film Quarterly Vol. 25, No. 2 (Winter, 1971-1972), pp. 53-55 UC users only
Jones, Kent.
"The Cylinders were Whispering My Name: The Films of Monte Hellman." In: The last great American picture show : new Hollywood cinema in the 1970s / edited by Thomas Elsaesse Amsterdam : Amsterdam University Press, c2004. (Full text available online (UCB users only); Print: Main (Gardner) Stacks; PFA PN1993.5.U65 L38 2004)
Stephens, Chuck. "Moebius Dragstrip: Monte Hellman Circles Back." Film Comment 36:2 (March-April 2000) p. 52-54, 57-60, 63-65 UC users only

Vagabond (Sans toit ni loi) (France / UK, 1985)
Directed by Agnes Varda. Mona, an aimless drifter in the French countryside, deeply touches the lives of the people she meets and confronts them with her own ideas of freedom. 105 min. DVD 9072; vhs 999:882
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The Vanishing (1993)
Directed by George Sluizer. Cast: Jeff Bridges, Kiefer Sutherland, Nancy Travis, Sandra Bullock. During a road trip with her boyfriend, a girl is abducted by a methodical, calculating psychopath. Her boyfriend becomes obsessed with learning her fate, and neither time nor the love of another woman can end his tormented quest. 110 min. 999:2410
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The Vanishing (Spoorloos) (Netherlands / France, 1988)
Directed by George Sluizer. Cast: Bernard-Pierre Donnadieu, Gene Bervoets, Johanna Ter Steege. Thriller about a young man whose wife disappears when they are on their way to their vacation. He becomes obsessed with learning what happened to her, and the story tells of his obsessive search for answers, along with the the story of her abductor's obsession with testing the limits of his own conscience. Based on the novel The golden egg by Tim Krabbé. 107 min. DVD X4948; vhs 999:2424
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Jay, Steven. "The Vanishing." In: The cinema of the Low Countries / edited by Ernest Mathijs. London ; [New York] : Wallflower Press, 2004. (Main Stack PN1993.5.B425.C56 2004)

Vanishing Point (1971)
Directed by Richard C. Sarafian. Cast: Barry Newman, Dean Jagger, Cleavon Little, Victoria Medlin, Paul Koslo. Kowalski is a man who's tried to live by the rules, but experience has left him believing that the pretentions of the world offer no salvation and no freedom. Trying to transcend the limits of life, he takes a Dodge Challenger and bets that he can drive from Denver to San Francisco in fifteen hours. With the police soon in pursuit, he attempts to beat the odds, along the way recalling episodes from his past and encountering a supporting cast of characters who assist him, including Super Soul, a blind DJ who describes Kowalski's progress on the air and soon turns him into a cult hero. Side 1: U.S. version (98 min.) -- Side 2: U.K. version (105 min.) Special features: Full-length audio commentary by the director; original theatrical trailer, tv spots. 110 min. DVD X1645; vhs 999:2410
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Viva Cuba (France / Cuba, 2005)
Directed by Juan Carlos Cremata Malberti. Cast: Malu Tarrau Broche, Jorgito Milo Avila. In a this touching coming-of-age road movie the friendship between two children is threatened by their parents' differences. Malu is from an upper-class family and her single mother does not want her to play with Jorgito, as she thinks his background coarse and commonplace. Jorgito's mother a poor socialist proud of her family's social standing, places similar restrictions on her son. What neither woman recognizes is the immense strength of the bond between Malu and Jorgito. When the children learn that Malu's mother is planning to leave Cuba, they decide to travel to the other side of the island to find Malu's father and persuade him against signing the forms that would allow it. 84 min. DVD 7473
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Wages of Fear (Le Salaire de la peur) (France, 1952)
Directed by Henri-Georges Clouzot. Cast: Yves Montand, Charles Vanel, Peter Van Eyck, William Tubbs, Vera Clouzot, Folco Lulli. A study of courage and cowardice in the face of almost insurmountable odds. After establishing the characters of the protagonists in a long prologue, director Clouzot follows them as they transport a cargo of nitroglycerin over a primitive mountain road to a conclusion of high suspence and final irony. 148 min. DVD 431; vhs 999:683
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The Way (USA | Spain, 2010)
Directed by Emilio Estevez. Cast:James Nesbitt, Emilio Estevez, Deborah Kara Unger, Martin Sheen. Tom goes to St. Jean Pied de Port, France, to collect the remains of his adult son, who was killed in the Pyrenees in a storm while walking the Camino de Santiago. Rather than return home, Tom decides to embark on the historical pilgrimage to honor his son's desire to finish the journey. What Tom doesn't plan on is the profound impact the journey will have on him as he begins to learn the difference between the life one lives and the life one chooses. 121 min. DVD X7062
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Week-end (Weekend) (USA | Spain, 1967)
Directed by Jean-Luc Godard. Cast: Mirielle Darc, Jean-Pierre Leaud, Jean Yanne. A middle class couple on a weekend trip get caught up in an armed liberation struggle. A sarcastic portrait of France in 1967. 105 min. DVD 4770; vhs 999:158
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Godard, Jean Luc Weekend: A Film / by Jean-Luc Godard. Rev. ed. London: Lorrimer, 1984. Series title: Classic film scripts. (UCB Main PN1997 .P56813 1984)

Wendy and Lucy (2008)
Directed by Kelly Reichardt. Cast: Michelle Williams, John Robinson, Will Oldham. Wendy is down on her luck, but hoping to turn things around with a summer job in Alaska. Instead, she finds herself stranded with no money in a small Oregon town. Special features: A collection of experimental films from the Film Faculty at Bard College, selected by Kelly Reichardt: Boston fire ; New York portrait / Peter Hutton -- Scary movie / Peggy Ahwesh -- Flight / Les LeVeque -- How to fix the world? / Jacqueline Goss. 80 min. DVD X1628
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Western (France, 1997)
Directed by Manuel Poirier. Cast: Sergi Lopez, Sacha Bourdo, Elisabeth Vitali, Marie Matheron. Paco is a Spanish shoe salesman - husky, handsome, and irresistible to women. Nino is a Russian drifter - slight, sensitive, and unlucky in love. When the two men's paths collide on a French roadway, it causes a chain of hilarious events that strips Paco of his car and his job and sends Nino into the hospital. With no money and no direction, the odd couple hitchhikes across the countryside. But after several misadventures, including a madcap escapade involving a chainsaw, a wheelbarrow, and one very angry farmer, the two outsiders begin to forge a lasting friendship. 134 min. DVD X645
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The Wild Angels (1966)
Directed by Roger Corman. Cast: Peter Fonda, Nancy Sinatra, Bruce Dern, Diane Ladd, the Hell's Angels. Peter Fonda joins up with Hell's Angels of Venice, California as Heavenly Blues, leader of a biker pack hell-bent against conformity. Tragedy strikes when a brawl is stopped short by the Law, and Loser is shot down and captured. 86 min. DVD 4070
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Mason, John. "The Making of Wild Angels: An Interview with Roger Corman." Journal of Popular Film & Television 5:3/4 (1976) p. 263UC users only
Osgerby, Bill. "Sleazy Riders; Exploitation, "Otherness," and Transgression in the 1960s Biker Movie." Journal of Popular Film & Television. Fall 2003. Vol. 31, Iss. 3; pg. 98 UC users only
Perlman, Allison. "The Brief Ride of the Biker Movie." International Journal of Motorcycle Studies, March 2007
Rubin, Martin. ""Make Love Make War": Cultural Confusion and the Biker Film Cycle." Film History, Vol. 6, No. 3, Exploitation Film (Autumn, 1994), pp. 355-381 UC users only

Roger Corman bibliography

Wild at Heart (1990)
Directed by David Lynch. Cast: Nicolas Cage, Laura Dern, Diane Ladd, Willem Dafoe, Glover Crispin, Isabella Rossellini. Young lovers Sailor and Lula take off for New Orleans following Sailor's release from prison, with Lula's hysterical mother, a weary detective and a sinister hitman after them. During their journey they encounter an assortment of extremely bizarre people while discovering hidden secrets about one another. 124 min. DVD 3281
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Wild Boys of the Road (1933)
Directed by William A. Wellman. Cast: Frankie Darro, Rochelle Hudson, Dorothy Coonan, Sterling Holloway, Arthur Hohl, Grant Mitchell, Claire McDowell. At the bottom of the depression, Tom's mother has been out of work for months when Ed's father loses his job. Not to burden their parents, the two high school sophomore's decide to hop the freights and look for work. Wherever they go, there are many other kids just like them, so Tom, Ed and now Sally stick together. They camp in places like 'Sewer City' as long as they can until the local authorities run them off. Lots of events happen to them including a rape by a train brakeman (pre-code stuff.) They travel all over the Midwest and when they finally reach New York they've become hardened and weary, and are no longer kids. 69 min. DVD 9378; also DVD X1427
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Klein, G. "Wellman's 'Wild boys of the road': the rhetoric of a depression movie." Velvet Light Trap nr 15 (Autumn 1975); p 2-6

The Wild One (1953)
Directed by Laslo Benedek.. Cast: Marlon Brando, Mary Murphy, Robert Keith, Lee Marvin, Jay C. Flippen. Johnny is the leader of a vicious biker gang which invades a small, sleepy California town. The leather-jacketed young biker seems hellbent for destruction until he falls for Kathie, a "good girl" whose father happens to be a cop. 79 min. DVD 4107; vhs 999:190
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Rubin, Martin. "'Make Love Make War': Cultural Confusion and the Biker Film Cycle." Film History, Vol. 6, No. 3, Exploitation Film (Autumn, 1994), pp. 355-381 UC users only
Simmons, Jerold. "Violent youth: the censoring and public reception of The Wild One and The Blackboard Jungle." Film History; 2008, Vol. 20 Issue 3, p381-391, 11p UC users only
Willett, Julie. "Behaving Like Brando: Transgressing Race and Gender in The Wild One." International Journal of Motorcycle Studies; 2009, Vol. 5 Issue 1, p9-9, 1p UC users only

Wizard of Oz (1939)
Directed by Victor Fleming. Cast: Judy Garland, Frank Morgan, Ray Bolger, Bert Lahr, Jack Haley, Billie Burke, Margaret Hamilton, Charley Grapewin, The Munchkins. When a nasty neighbor tries to have her dog put to sleep, Dorothy takes her dog, Toto, and starts to run away. A tornado appears and carries her to the magical land of Oz. Wishing to return home, she begins to travel to the city of Oz where a great wizard lives. On her way she meets a Scarecrow who needs a brain, a Tin Man who wants a heart, and a Cowardly Lion who desperately needs courage. They all hope the all-mighty Wizard of Oz will help them, but they have to get to the Emerald City before the Wicked Witch of the West catches up with them. Special features on DVD 6972: Disc 1. The wonderful Wizard of Oz storybook ; Prettier than ever : the restoration of Oz ; We haven't really met properly ... : character bios ; music-only track ; theatrical trailers -- Disc 2. The wonderful World of Oz : the making of a movie classic (1990 TV special) ; memories of Oz (2001 TCM documentary) ; The art of imagination : a tribute to Oz ; Because of the wonderful things it does : the legacy of Oz ; Harold Arlen's home movies ; outtakes and deleted scenes ; special effects sequences ; from the vault : another romance of celluloid : electrical power (1938 MGM short), cavalcade of Academy Awards (1939 newsreel), Texas contest winners 1939 trailer ; audio vault (selection only) ; Leo is on the air radio promo ; Good News of 1939 radio show ; 12/25/1950 Lux Radio Theater broadcast ; stills galleries -- Disc 3. L. Frank Baum : the man behind the curtain ; The Wizard of Oz (1910 short) ; The magic cloak of Oz (1914 short) ; His majesty, the Scarecrow of Oz (1914 feature) ; The Wizard of Oz (1925 feature) ; The Wizard of Oz (1933 animated short). 101 min.DVD 6972; DVD 85; vhs 999:190
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Wrong Move (Falsche Bewegung) (West Germany, 1975)
Directed by Wim Wenders. Cast: Rudiger Vogler, Hanna Schygulla, Nastassia Nakszynski, Hans-Christian Blech, Peter Kern, Ivan Desny. A would-be writer drives across Germany in search of a first-hand experience. Along the way, he meets an ex-Nazi and his mute companion, a wandering poet and an actress who together challenge him to become a writer. 103 min. DVD 6949; vhs 999:247
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Y Tu Mamá También (Mexico, 2001)
Director, Alfonso Cuarón. Cast: Maribel Verdu, Gael Garcia Bernal, Diego Luna. Two teens set off on a wild cross-country trip with seductive, 28-year-old Luisa. Lisa schools them in the finer points of passion, but will their mutual desire for her destroy their friendship forever? 105 min. DVD 1386
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Road Documentaries

America on the Road (A Walk Through the 20th Century with Bill Moyers)
A history of the automobile and its profound effects on American society. 60 min. Video/C 805

American Postcards: An Almost Californian Journal
The Italian author Allessandro Agostinelli takes a driving tour across California in the style of Jack Kerouac, exploring the literary haunts of intellectuals, writers and poets from California. In Italian. PAL format. 1999. 36 min. Video/C 8269

Automobile Advertising of the 60's
Ads: Volkswagen (4 adds)--Vespa (2)--Comet (1)--Ford trucks (2)--Volvo (2)--Chrysler (2)--Pontiac (1)-- Chevrolet (3)--Buick (2)--Fury (1)--Ford cars (3)-- Oldsmobile (2)--Dodge trucks (3)--Plymouth (2)-- Rambler Marlin (1)--Honda motorcycles (2)--Sprite (1)-- Falcon (2)--Impala (2)--Karmann Ghia (1)--Thunderbird. 47 min. Video/C 6481

Automobile Advertising of the 70's
Ads: American Motors Pacer (4 adds)--Chevrolet (3)-- Saab (4)--Fiat (3)--Capri (1)--Volkswagen (4)--Toyota (5)--Triumph (5)--Volvo (2)--Ford (2)--MG (1)--Dodge (3)--Plymouth (4)--Chrysler (3)--Honda (1)--Jeep (1)-- Pontiac (3). 43 min. Video/C 6482

Automobile Advertising of the 80's
Ads: Hyundai (5 adds)--Dodge cars (5)--Pontiac (6)-- Honda (4)--Goodyear (4)--Chevron (2)--Honda motorcycle (2)--Chevy (4)--Ford Taurus (2)--Dodge Trucks (1)-- Toyota (8)--Turtle wax (1)--Isuzu (4)--Volvo (4)--Gulf gas (1)--Acura (3)--Mitsubishi (4)--Jeep (4)--Amoco (3)--Audi (2)--Suzuki (3)--Castrol GTX (1)--BMW (1)---Wix oil filter (1)--Sohio (1)--Subaru (2)-- Nissan (2)--Sable (1)--Delco (1). 55 min. Video/C 6483

Deserter
'Deserter' is the journey of Ryan and Jen Johnson-- a deserting soldier and his young wife-- as they flee across the country to seek refugee status over the Canadian border. As they move from safe-house to safe-house, we get to know Ryan and Jen-- two shy, small-town kids from the Central Valley who joined the military because there were no jobs, and find they must make a heroic stand in order to escape an illegal and immoral war. 'Deserter' is a political road movie with one of the few happy endings that this war has given us. c2008. 30 min. DVD X157

Fat of the Land
This video shows how internal-combustion vehicles can be converted to run on vegetable oil or on grease. Covers the 2,300 mile cross-county demonstration run by five women in their "lard car", a van powered by vegetable oil or grease (mainly grease) and the problems and difficulties encountered in obtaining vegetable oil or grease for fueling this van, and in promoting vehicles powered by vegetable oil or grease in general. Includes interviews with scientists in Colorado who are doing extensive research with vegetable oil as a replacement fuel. 1995. 56 min. Video/C 4648

In Search of Gandhi
In the early twentieth century, Mahatma Gandhi inspired millions of Indians to agitate for the establishment of a democratic and free India. In 2007, India celebrated the 60th anniversary of its existence as an independent nation. But what kind of democracy does India have today, and what does it mean to actually live in the world's largest democracy? Adopting the conventions of a road-movie, the film crew travels down the famous trail of Gandhi's salt march, stopping at the same villages and cities where Gandhi and his followers raised their call for independence... to document the stories of ordinary citizens in India today and to discover the current and future state of democracy in India. Director, Lalit Vachani. 2007. 53 min. DVD X370

Magic Trip: Ken Kesey's Search for a Kool Place
1964, Ken Kesey, the famed author of 'One flew over the cuckoo's nest, ' set off on a legendary cross-country road trip to the New York World's Fair, joined by 'The Merry Band of Pranksters, ' a renegade group of counterculture truth-seekers, including Allen Ginsberg, Jack Kerouac and Neal Cassady, the American icon immortalized in Kerouac's 'On the Road, 'and the driver and painter of the psychedelic Magic Bus. Special features: Deleted scenes; Ken Kesey's first "Trip" (uncut audio recording); HDNet: A look at Magic trip; commentary with directors Alex Gibney and Alison Ellwood. Directed by Alex Gibney, Alison Ellwood. 2011. 107 min. DVD X7153

No Maps for These Territories: On the Road with William Gibson
On an overcast morning in 1999, William Gibson stepped into a limousine in Los Angeles and set off on a road trip around North America. The limo was rigged with digital cameras, a computer, a TV, a stereo and a cellphone. The entire movie was generated by this four-wheeled media machine. Both an account of Gibson's life and work and a commentary on the world outside the car windows, the film reveals the landscape of Western culture on the edge of the new millennium, in the throes of convulsive, tech-driven change. 2000. 88 min. Media Resources Center DVD 3111

Road Scholar
Satirical poet, Andrei Codrescu takes a six week, 4,500 mile odyssey across America in a cherry-red '68 Cadillac convertible. From the Statue of Liberty to the Golden Gate he makes impromptu detours along the way in search of a nation's heart and soul, meeting an unforgettable assortment of Americans from across the country. Andrei's odyssey is a delightful, ironic and vividly drawn portrait of America in all of its confounding diversity. Based on Road scholar : coast to coast late in the century / Andrei Codrescu. 82 min. Video/C 4329

Jack Kerouac -- Documentaries/Readings
SEE The Beat Generation and Its Circle

Route 66: The Ultimate DVD Collection
In A journey down Route 66 and Route 66 revisited, host Michael Wallis gives a personal tour of the highway, interviewing people as he travels the historic road from Chicago to Los Angeles, and showing special attractions including tourist spots, quaint towns and historically significant locations. In Route 66 turns 75, Michael Wallis hits the road again reporting on what remains and what's changed along the highway. Disc 1. A journey down Route 66 -- Disc 2. Route 66 revisited -- Disc 3. Route 66 turns 75, a special celebration. 2006. 190 min. DVD 5679

Rubber Tramps
Explores the lives of people who live on the open road and make converted buses, vans and cars their homes. Many of these 'rubber tramps' are incredibly intelligent, artistic individuals; some have mental obstacles to fight in life. From the music to the art to the exploration of lifestyles and living free, this film is a unique and current exploration of people living 'on the road' lifestyles. Directed and edited by Max Koetter 2001. 82 min. DVD X2358

Taken for a Ride
Through archival film footage, animation and interviews follows the history of the automobile and the highway system in America. Presenting a long buried trail of auto/oil industry schemes, this documentary exposes the dummy companies, secret stock transactions and propaganda compaigns that removed one third of the nation's streetcars. Tracks were torn up overnight and bone jarring buses took the trolley's place. Scores of American cities lost their streetcars, including five of the nation's ten largest. The same players, organized as "the highway lobby," then campaigned for a network of urban freeways that would destroy America's downtowns. c1996. 55 min. Video/C 9243

The Trail North.
Follows anthropologist Robert Alvarez and his ten-year old son as they re-create the journey made by their Mexican ancestors when they immigrated to the United States. 28 min. Video/C 1478

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