Short Films and Anthology Films












The following videography includes fictional shorts and short documentary compilations and anthologies primarily. For individual documentary shorts, consult MRC videographies by topic.

Academy Awards - Best Documentary Shorts
Animated Films (for animated shorts)
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UCB Student Films

11'09"01
Directors, Samira Makhmalbaf (Iran), Claude Lelouch (France), Yusuf Shahin (Egypt), Danis Tanovic (Bosnia-Herzogovina), Idrissa Ouedraogo (Burkina Faso), Ken Loach (U.K.), Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu (Mexico), Amos Gitai (Israel), Mira Nair (India), Sean Penn (U.S.), Shohei Imamura (Japan).

Eleven filmmakers from eleven countries reflect on the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks in short films each lasting 11 minutes, 9 seconds and 1 frame. Samira Makhmalbaf presents a female teacher, at an Afghani refugee camp in Iran, organizing the children for a minute's silence; meanwhile the adults express fears of an American bombardment. Claude Lelouch presents the tale of a World Trade Center tour guide who is on the verge of a breakup with his deaf girlfriend when the terrorist attacks occur. Yusuf Shahin presents a young American soldier who comes to haunt a famous film producer and they engage in a highly conflicted dialogue. Danis Tanovic presents the women of Srebrenica (a town where thousands of Bosnian Muslim men and boys were massacred Serbs on July 11, 1995) continuing their monthly protests, despite the September 11th terrorist attacks. Idrissa Ouedraogo presents a young boy in Burkina Faso on the trail of a man he believes to be Osama Bin Laden. Ken Loach's presents a Chilean refugee who offers his condolences to the American victims; he then, in an open letter, describes the CIA-sponsored coup d'tat of September 11, 1973, which installed the dictatorship of General Pinochet. Alejandro Gonzlez Inarritu presents flashes of images.of bodies falling from the World Trade Center, accompanied by chanting. Amos Gitai presents a preening television news journalist enraged that her report about a Palestinian bombing in Tel Aviv will not be broadcast because of late breaking news about the attacks. Mira Nair presents a New York Muslim suspected of being a terrorist, but who is actually a heroic rescue worker. Sean Penn presents a lonely widower who lives in an apartment that is shaded by the World Trade Center. Shohei Imamura presents a Japanese soldier who returns home from fighting in World War II. He is convinced that he is a snake, and he refuses to eat anything other than live rats. 2002. 135 min. DVD 3488

A is for Autism.
Through a combination of live action and animation, this short film presents a glimpse into the condition of high functioning autism, with words, drawings, music and animation all contributed by people with autism. Originally released as an animated documentary in 1991 by Channel 4. Director, Tim Webb; producer, Dick Arnall; screenplay based on drawings by Nicky Braithwaite ... [et al.] 11 min. DVD 6205

A mi amor mi dulce (2003)
Director: Alanna Ubach. Cast: Alanna Ubach, Guillermo Díaz, Devon Odessa, Dwight Ewell, Brian Brophy. A female baker lusts after a ditzy waitress in the rival shop across the street. 23 min. DVD X7011
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[Academy Awards] A Collection of 2007 Academy Award Nominated Short Films
A collection of short films nominated for the 80th annual Academy Awards. Included are the winning live action short and the winning animated short. Live action short films: Om Natten = In the night (At night) (2007) / New Danish Screen; Zentropa Entertainments10; producer, Louise Vesth; written and directed by Christian E. Christiansen (Denmark) -- Il supplente (The substitute) (2006) / Sky Cinema in collaborazione con Frame by Frame; scritto e diretto da Andrea Jublin; prodotto da Lorenzo Foschi, Davide Luchetti; producer, Francesca Sposini (Italy) -- Le Mozart des pickpockets = The Mozart of pickpockets (2006) / Karé Productions présente avec la participation de Canal+ et du Centre National de la Cinématographie; scénario et dialogues, Philippe Pollet-Villard (Winner - France) -- Tanghi Argentini (2006) / [presented by] Another Dimension of an Idea & a Private View; directed by Guido Thys; written by Geert Verbanck; produced by Anja Daelemans, Dries Phlypo (Belgium) -- The Tonto woman (2007) / Knucklehead presents a Little Mo & Rose Hackney Barber production; story by Elmore Leonard; director, Daniel Barber; producer, Matthew Brown; screenplay, Joe Shrapnel (UK) -- Animated short films: Madame Tutli-Putli (2007) / [presented by] the National Film Board of Canada; story and direction, Chris Lavis & Maciek Szczerbowski of Clyde Henry Productions; producer, Marcy Page (Canada) -- Même le pigeons vont au paradis = Even pigeons go to Heaven (2006) / BUF; directed by Samuel Tourneux; written by Karine Binaux, Olivier Gilbert, Samuel Tourneux; produced by Pierre Baffin (France) -- Prokofiev's Peter & the Wolf (2006) / a Breakthru Films/Se-Ma-For-Studios co-production in association with Channel Four Television, Storm Studios, Archangel SA; adapted & directed by Suzie Templeton; producers, Alan Dewhurst, Hugh Welchman; co-writer, Marianela Maldonado; music & libretto by Sergei Prokofiev (Winner - UK/Poland). DVD X5453

[Academy Awards] A Collection of 2006 Academy Award Nominated Short Films
A collection of ten short films nominated for the 79th annual Academy Award. Includes the live action short winner and the animated short winner. Live action [films]: Binta & the great idea / Javier Fesser -- Helmer & son / Sren Pilmark -- One too many / Borja Cobeaga -- The saviour / Peter Templeman -- West Bank story / Ari Sandel (action short winner) -- Animated [films]: Danish poet / Torill Kove (animation winner) -- Maestro / Geza M. Toth -- Bonus short [films] Gentlemen's duel / Francisco Ruiz and Sean McNally -- Guide dog / Bill Plympton -- One rat short / Alex Weil -- Passenger / Chris Jones -- Surviving the rush / Sean Farley -- Wraith of Cobble Hill / Adam Parrish King. DVD 7523

[Academy Awards] A Collection of 2005 Academy Award Nominated Short Films
A collection of short films nominated for the 78th Annual Academy Awards, including the winning live action short (Six shooter) and the winning animated short (The moon and the son).

Live action short films: Our time is up (2004, 12 min.) (USA) / Sundance Channel; Station B; written and directed by Rob Pearlstein; produced by Pia Clemente, Loren Mendell, Rob Pearlstein -- Ausreisser = The runaway (2004, 23 min.) (Germany) / Das Filmstudium der Universitat Hamburg zeigt; written by Linus Foerster; producer, Constantin Castell; directed by Ulrike Grote -- Sídasti Bærinn = The last farm (2004, 17 min.) (Iceland) / Zik Zak Filmworks, Kynnir, Zinzak Filmworks; written and directed by Rúnar Rúnarsson; produced by Skúli Fr. Malmquist, Thor S. Sigurjónsson -- Cashback (2004, 18 min.) (UK) / Left Turn Films; written and directed by Sean Ellis; produced by Lene Bausager; produced in association with Ugly Duckling Films and RSA Films -- Six shooter (2005, 27 min.) (UK) / Film Four and Bord Scannén na hÉireann//The Irish Film Board present a Missing in Action and Funny Farm Films production in association with Fantastic Films; written and directed by Martin McDonagh; produced by Kenton Allen and Mia Bays.

Animated short films: Badgered (2005, 6 min.) (UK) / the National Film and Television School; writer and director, Sharon Colman; producer, Jamie Wolpert -- The moon and the son : an imagined conversation by John Cannizzaro-Canemaker (2005, 28 min.) (USA) / animation/design/direction, John Canemaker; producers, Peggy Stern, John Canemaker; script, John Canemaker, Joseph Kennedy, Peggy Stern; produced in association with Shadowbox Films, Inc. -- The mysterious geographic explorations of Jasper Morello (2005, 26 min.) (Australia) / directed by Anthony Lucas; produced by Julia Lucas, Anthony Lucas; screenplay by Mark Shirrefs; story by Anthony Lucas, Mark Shirrefs; produced and developed in association with the Australian Film Commission; developed and produced with the assistance of Film Victoria; produced in association with SBS Independent; produced by 3-D Films.

Additional animated shorts: The fan and the flower (2005, 7 min.) (USA) / Atomic Television; produced and written by Dan O'Shannon; directed and animated by Bill Plympton -- Imago (2005, 12 min.) (Belgium/France) / Sacrebleu Productions; Arnaud Demuynck, La Boîte, -- Productions; in coproduction with Le CRRAV ARCADI, Les Films du Nord, Digit Anima; written and directed by Cédric Babouche. DVD X5623

Adiós, para siempre
Directed by David Guillermo Barba. Cast: Gustavo Sánchez Parra, Mayra Serbulo, Rafael Alcublerre Moya. A photographer for a tabloid newspaper in a large Mexican city, Lazaro can focus on capturing images of death by turning off his emotions, but then he faces a crisis of his own after a particularly grisly shoot. 10 min. DVD X7032
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Africa Dreaming
Sophia's homecoming / directed by Richard Pakleppa; produced by Bridget Pickering (28 min.) -- Sabriya / written and directed by Abderrahmane Sissako; produced by Dora Bouchoucha Fourati (28 min.) -- So be it / written, directed and produced by Joseph Gai Ramaka (28 min) -- The gaze of the stars / directed by Joao Ribeiro; produced by Pedro Pimenta (28 min.).

Four television shorts produced in four different African countries to be shown on the African television series Africa Dreaming. In Sophia'sHomecoming (Namibia) a woman who has worked as a domestic returns home to a terrible discovery: the ruptures caused by apartheid can never be repaired. In Sabriya (Tunisia) a modern woman disrupts the patterned mosaic of male Maghrebi society. So Be It (Senegal), based on a play by Wole Soyinka, follows the destruction of a well intentioned foreign doctor confronting fear, rage and powerlessness in a remote Senegalese village. The Gaze of the Stars (Mozambique) is a story about machismo in Mozambique, so powerful that it drives away whatever it loves. 51 min. Video/C 5400

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Afrocentricity (2000)
A compilation of seven short films, in-depth interviews and commentary by emerging African American film directors. "Meet here the next generation ... unadulterated by the Hollywood filmmaking process." Contents: True / filmmaker, Charles Stone III -- Breakdown / starring Vanessa Williams; filmmaker, Jeff Byrd -- A gut feeling / ex. producer, Spike Lee; filmmaker, Lee Davis -- Breakfast at Ben's / filmmaker, Chuck Wilson -- Kings / director, Niva Dorell -- Hip hop: the new world order / featuring Public Enemy; filmmaker, Muhammida El Muhajir -- The Gift / filmmaker, Tanya Boyd. 160 min. DVD 267

The Alloy Orchestra Plays Wild and Weird: 14 Fascinating and Innovating films 1902-1965
14 short films -- some favorites, others unfamiliar -- made between 1902 and 1965. All boast new music composed and performed by the Alloy Orchestra, a three-man ensemble called "the best in the world at accompanying silent films." Films in this new collection are sourced from high quality prints, digitally mastered from around the world. They represent many genres and styles, including "trick films," hand drawn as well as stop-motion animation, classic comedy, and avant-garde and surrealist surprises. Contents: George Melies' A Trip to the Moon (1902) -- Edwin S. Porter's Dream of a Rarebit Fiend (1906) -- Play House (1921) -- D.W. Griffith's Those Awful Hats (1902) -- Segundo de Chomon's Red Spectre (1907), -- F. Percy Smith's The Acrobatic Fly (1908) -- J. Stuart Blackton's The Thieving Hand (1908) -- Princess Nicotine, or The Smoke Fairy (1909), -- Artheme Swallows His Clarinet (1912) -- Ladislas Starewicz's The Cameraman's Revenge (1912) -- Slavko Vorkapich and Robert Florey's The Life and Death of 9413, A Hollywood Extra (1927) -- Eliot Noyes, Jr.'s Clay, or The Origin of Species (1965). 91 min. DVD X6343

[Almodóvar, Pedro] The Cannibalistic Councillor (La concejala antropófaga) (Spain, 2009)
Directed by Pedro Almodóvar. Cast: Penélope Cruz, Carmen Machi. The story is a monologue in which a Madrid Social Services Councillor (Carmen Machi) talks about sex and cannibalism. 8 min. supplement on DVD X2715
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America, The Encounter(2002)
Directed and edited by José Garrotte. Cast: Oscar Rojas, Mireia Negre, Victor Viveros, Paula Tejeda. Examines the human experience and the individual's struggle for the understanding of his own soul through the eyes of a recently arrived hispanic immigrant and his disillusionment with America. The film communicates its message through poetry, dance, songs and painting. Based on the theatrical play by Oscar Rojas. Presented at the International Latino Film Festival held in the San Francisco Bay Area. 26 min. DVD X7383

Aria (1987)
Ten directors: Robert Altman, Bruce Beresford, Bill Bryden, Jean-Luc Godard, Derek Jarman, Franc Roddam, Nicholas Roeg, Ken Russell, Charles Sturridge, Julien Temple. Cast: Bridget Fonda, Elizabeth Hurley, Theresa Russell, John Hurt, Buck Henry, Beverly D'Angelo, Anita Morris. Ten of the world's best-known filmmakers contributed to this compilation film, each fashioning a short film inspired by an aria from a famous opera. The approaches vary broadly, from the playful abstraction of Jean-Luc Godard's segment, which illustrated Armide with exercising body-builders, to the more literal approach of Franc Roddam, who transports Tristan and Isolde's story to modern-day Las Vegas. A particular stand-out is Julian Temple's take on Rigoletto, which recasts Verdi as the accompaniment to a contemporary Southern California sex farce. Arias sung in Italian, French and German. 88 min. DVD 3310
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Art of the Short Film
Contents: Inja / writer, director, Steve Pasvolsky; producer, Joe Weatherstone (17 min.) -- Sangam / written, directed and edited by Prashant Bhargava; producer, Mark Mann (24 min.) -- Mt. Head / script, Shoji Yonemura; direction, design & edit, Koji Yamamura (10 min.) -- Das Rad / buch und regie, Chris Stenner, Heidi Wittlinger; producer, Georg Gruber (9 min.) -- The first three lives of Stuart Hornsley / produced by Sarah Shun-lien Bynum, Ross Martin, Daphne McWilliams; screenplay by Sarah Shun-lien Bynum & Leigh Dana Jackson; directed by Leigh Dana Jackson (29 min.) -- Death dealer : a documentary / written & directed by Andy Watts (16 min.). Cast: Inja: Anele Vellom, Lizo C. Makambi, Danny Keogh, Terry Thornton, Mantoa Mamputa, Nomasomi Fini, Kukule Salman; Sangam: Hesh Sarmalkar, Sanjay Chanai; Mt. Head: Takeharu Kunimoto; Das Rad: Ranier Basedow, Michael Hobek; The first three lives of Suart Hornsley: Tunde Adebimpe, Siho Ellsmore, Lora Goldman, Isaac Bloch; Deathdealer : a documentary: Henry Rollins, Jeanette Miller, Kevin Gibbons, Hattie Winston. Inja: A South African landowner goes to great extremes to separate a Black boy and his puppy. Sangam: Features a conversation on a subway between an Indian who has just arrived in New York and a disillusioned Indian-American. Mt. Head: An animated fantasy about a man who eats some cherry seeds and ends up with a cherry tree growing out of his head Das Rad: An animated film about two rocks who have stood atop the same hilltop for centuries, discussing the activities of the human beings below them The first three lives of Stuart Hornsley: Tells the story of an abstracted physicist who, having missed out on a chance at true love because of his dedication to science, builds a time travel device to enable him to change the course of his life. Deathdealer : A mock documentary in which the Grim Reaper is portrayed along the lines of a traveling salesman. DVD 6336

Así es(2007)
Directed by Khary Saeed Jones. Cast: Francisco Ernesto Garcia, Marco Antonio Muro Garcia, Risa Mara Machuca, Aldo Maclaren. A young man in search of a dream joins a couple others on a mysterious trip that will change their lives forever. A surf board, a pair of shorts and a back pack are all they carry as the journey ahead leads them off the main roads to the open ocean.Presented at the International Latino Film Festival held in the San Francisco Bay Area. 14 min. DVD X7379
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At Home (or Love as Well) (A domicilio (o incluso también el amor)) (Spain, 2007)
Directed by Mariel Macia. Cast: Mónica Vic, Marina Vradiy Rosa has planned everything: she will invite Flor for a sushi dinner; they will drink white wine and will listen to some nice music. They both know what the real deal is... 24 min. DVD X6965
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At Dawning (UK, 2001)
Directed by Martin Jones. Features Jenny Agutter as a woman escaping from a one night stand, who encounters a suicidal Yvan Attal in bizarre circumstances. 5 min. DVD 6349
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The Attendant(1992)
Directed by Isaac Julien. Cast: Thomas Baptiste, Cleo Sylvestre, John Wilson. This film presents the inner fantasies of an older black married attendant at a museum, who is obsessed by images of his homosexual desires. In his fantasies, the paintings on the walls of his museums, including Francois Biard's Scene on the Coast of Africa, are transformed into very erotic images of men being bound and whipped. 8 min. c1993. DVD 9610
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The Auteur(2002)
Directed by James Westby. Chronicles porno director Arturo Domingo as he records the commentary track for DVD release, 'Requiem for a Wet Dream.' Filmed entirely in a Los Angeles sound studio, this is a behind-the-scenes glimpse into the mind and creative process of a director. 5 min. Included on DVD 6243
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Bedhead
Directed by Robert Rodriguez. When Rebecca, a little girl, is tripped by her older brother David (Bedhead) because she tried ramming him when her doll was vandalized, she lands on her skull and psychic powers are unleashed. She begins torturing David...but when she is injured once again, she decides to herself to use her powers for better purposes. Rodriquez' film school project. 10 min. Included on DVD 3936

The Berlin Wall
Directed by Paul Cotter A 75-year-old man attempts to re-build the Berlin Wall. 15 min. DVD X4551
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[Berri, Claude] Le poulet (France, 1962)
In this 15-minute black-and-white film, which was Claude Berri's directorial debut, a boy "hatches" a scheme to save a chicken from becoming his family's Sunday dinner. Written by Charles Nastat, it features Jacques Marin, Viviane Bourdonneux and Martin Serre. Included on DVD 8264

Better or Worse? (UK, 2000)
Directed by Jocelyn Cammack. Cast: Finn Atkins, John Langford, Ann Farrar, Luke Gell, Keiran Francis. Eight-year-old Rachel embarks upon a series of experiments attempting to make sense of her defective eyesight. The film contrasts ideas of perspective, both real and imagined, through the recurring motif of a diving board -- limiting and precarious. 9 min. DVD 6326
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Bill & Gaby (2006)
Directed by Robertson Tirado. Cast: Richard Marson, Nina Michael. Some relationships need to be tested, for Bill & Gaby getting stuck in an elevator just hours from a divorce is the ultimate nail biting test. 19 min. DVD X7042
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Un bisou pour le monde(France, 2007)
Director, Cyril Paris. In this short film a primary school teacher shows her pupils some daily newspapers. As one of the students wants to look at the copy of Le Monde more carefully, he tears it into pieces. The teacher makes him tape the pieces back together, but the student's choices for where the pieces should go has a surprising effect on "the world." 10 min. DVD 9839
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A Bite to Eat (1963)
Directed by Jan Nemec. Nemec's diploma film from the Prague Film Academy. The film is a hallucinatory moment, virtually without dialogue and handles one man's feverish attempt to steal a loaf of bread from a Nazi-guarded train. In Czech with German subtitles. 10 min. vhs 999:3795

Black Sabbath (I tre volti della paura) (Italy / France / USA, 1963)
Directed by Mario Bava. Cast: Boris Karloff, Mark Damon, Mich`ele Mercier, Jacqueline Pierreux. Presents Brava's classic triptych (three tales of terror) hosted by Boris Karloff: The telephone: A prostitute is threatened by the pimp she helped send to prison. The wurdalak: A returning patriarch to an Eastern European family may be a Wurdalak--a vampire who thirsts for the blood of his loved ones. A drop of water: A nurse steals a diamond ring from the finger of a dead clairvoyant, and is haunted that night by the woman's ghost. Bonus features: Audio commentary with author Tim Lucas; A life in film: an interview with Mark Damon; international and U.S. theatrical trailers; TV and radio spots; poster and still gallery; Mario Bava and Boris Karloff biographies. Il telefono = The telephone -- I wurdulak = The wurdulak -- La goccia d'acqua = The drop of water. 92 min. DVD 7575
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[Blank, Les] Six Short Films of Les Blank, 1960-1985
Cigarette blues (6 min.) -- Chicken real (23 min.) -- The sun's gonna shine (10 min.) -- God respects us when we work, but loves us when we dance (20 min.) -- Dizzy Gillespie (20 min.) -- Running around like a chicken with its head cut off (4 min.). Video/C 3561

Blood ah goh Run(UK, 1982)
Director, Menelik Shabazz. Short 'newsfilm' looking back at the events of 1981, beginning with the killing of 13 young blacks in New Cross, London. The film goes on to show the anger this aroused among black people, and their march in demonstration - 'The Black People's Day of Action'. Also covers the Brixton riots. Included on DVD 6200

Bloom
Directed by Lance Larson. Cast: Ryan Eggold, Maria Forero, Jose Yenque. This suspense-filled short deftly shows the yearning for love and a better life between a lonely clerk and a young rent-a-cop at a tiny used car lot. The film reveals that sometimes personal insecurities can be even more of an impediment to happiness than the frightening guard dogs that prowl the grounds just outside their office. 13 min. DVD X7015
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The Blue Devil (La diabla azul)
Written by Eurydice Roman ; produced by Leticía Mello. Cast: Sayhana Vasquez, Yassel Gomez, Daniel Solis. Police engage in the fruitless pursuit of a beautiful woman who kills her victiims by injection. 8 min. DVD X7050

Border
Directed by Annette Solakoglu. Without any dialogue, volumes are spoken by this short but poignant film featuring the music of John Lennon. We are proud to present the first film from a Film Movement member, Annette Solakoglu, and her timely message of universal concern. 8 min. DVD 1906

Boundaries (2000)
Directed by Greg Durbin. Cast: María Elena Jorda-Langfeldt, Navid Negahban. Angelica is pursued from Mexico to San Diego by a mute trombonist who pokes her relentlessly in the head with his trombone. At first she hates it, but after three years, she can't live without it. Her saga ends when he abandons her in a most unexpected way. Presented at the International Latino Film Festival held in the San Francisco Bay Area. 19 min. vhs 999:3927
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The Box Man(2002)
Directed by Nirvan Mullick. The box has a small rectangular slit that compels him to take a closer look inside. A tale of urban paranoia and the desire to remain hidden. 5 min. DVD 6338
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Boys Shorts: Six Short Films
Contents: Resonance -- R.S.V.P -- Anthem -- Relax -- Billy Turner's secret -- Dead boys club. Showcases six short films with gay themes produced in the 1990s. Resonance: an exploration of gay-bashing in the back streets of Sydney. RSVP: A powerful portrait of loss punctuated by the haunting voice of Jessye Norman. Anthem: A collage of erotic images that celebrates the lives of African American men. Relax: An elegant film about one man's fears regarding HIV testing. Billy Turner's Secret: An upbeat comedy about a young Black man coming out to his roommate. The Dead boys' club: A steamy tribute to the '70's world of promiscuity and disco balls from the perspective of gay life in the '90's. 1993?. 119 min. Video/C 6226

Evans, Greg. "Boys' Shorts: The New Queer Cinema." (movie reviews) Variety v352, n1 (August 16, 1993):40 (1 page).
Holden, Stephen. "Boys' Shorts: The New Queer Cinema." (movie reviews) New York Times v142 (Wed, July 21, 1993):C17(L), col 1, 12 col in.

[Brault, Michel] Michel Brault, Works 1958-1974
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Breaking Bread
A documentary and two shorts by director Hamid Rahmanian. In Breaking bread, a slice-of-life documentary depicts a Korean-American family who invites an Iranian friend for their father's last meal. The joining of disparate cultures affords an unusual chance to examine the interaction of disparate perspectives through the common human realities of food and death. Special features: "The seventh day" an animated film short offers commentary on the biblical story of Genesis (6 min.); "An I within" animated and live-action tell the story of a clown who finds a household of lifeless marionettes (19 min.); Breaking bread film trailer (4 min.); "About shorts" film awards lists. 84 min. DVD X3653

Bror Min (Brother of Mine)(Sweden, 2001)
Director, Jens Jonsson. A startlingly realistic portrayal of the bonds between brothers amid a broken family. 10 min. DVD 6311
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Cargo(2007)
Directed by Jen Harrington. Cast: Adriana Solis, Cesar Giraldo, Jose Chaparro, Jessica Amariles, Andre Bauth. Hidden inside a shipping container on a boat headed to the United States, eight Colombian strangers wait for days in the dark to reach their destination. But, a dangerous journey takes a frightening turn when one woman makes a shocking discovery. Presented at the International Latino Film Festival held in the San Francisco Bay Area. 14 min. DVD X7369
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Cargo Truck (Camión de carga) (USA, 2007)
Directed by Juan Sebastian Jacome. Cast: Dolores Maldonado, Kevin Martínez, Antonio Barrera. An ill Central American single mother trying to immigrate to the U.S. by hiding in a truck risks her life in order to give her son a stable future in the United States. 9 min. DVD X6961
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Carnival of Souls (2007)
Directed by Edgar Arce. Cast: Jonathan Dane, Luis de Amechazurra, Richard C. Hawkes. A young Latino man must deal with a family tragedy as well as the lives of the people around him. 2008. 15 min. DVD X6988
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Cassandra (Mexico | USA, 2008)
Directed by Mauricio Chernovetzky. Cast: Nelly Bablumian, Chaz Chilcote, Araceli Guzmán-Rico, Doug Purcell. On the edge of a rocky desolate Mexican border town is a makeshift bar and brothel called "Las Mujeres de Troya," whose only patrons are soldiers from the other side. Doña Hecuba, the bar's proprietress, routinely overlooks the preparations for the night shift. But this evening fate intervenes in the form of Agamemnon, a powerful General from across the border, who has sent for Doña Hecuba's uncorrupted, enigmatic daughter, Cassandra. Doña Hecuba's desperate pleas are powerless against Cassandra's mysterious and fateful volition, which compels her to submit to Agamemnon. Her decision to cross the border takes us beyond the barriers of the flesh to the very limits of perception. Based on Euripides' "The Trojan Women". 28 min. DVD X7351
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Catharsis(Spain | Germany, 2007)
Directed by Daniel Chamorro. Cast: Rolf Nagel, Ursula Am-Ende, Sara Wolff. A man and a woman speak about their relationship in individual interviews. They seem to be arguing, but actually they are just trying to understand each other. 11 min. DVD X7016
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Chacun son cinéma: le film anniversaire du Festival de Cannes
An anthology film comprised of 33 short films by acclaimed directors from around the world, commissioned for the 20th anniversary of the Cannes Film Festival. Order of directors on disc container : Theo Angelopoulos; Olivier Assayas; Bille August; Jane Campion; Youssef Chahine; Chen Kaige; Michael Cimino; David Cronenberg; Jean-Pierre & Luc Dardenne; Manoel De Oliveira; Raymond Dapardon; Atom Egoyan; Amos Gitai; Hou Hsiao-Hsien; Alejandro González Iñárritu; Aki Kaurismäki; Abbas Kiarostami; Takeshi Kitano; Andrei Konchalovsky; Claude Lelouch; Ken Loach; David Lynch; Nanni Moretti; Roman Polanski; Raoul Ruiz; Walter Salles; Elia Suleiman; Tsai Ming-Liang; Gus Van Sant; Lars Von Trier; Wim Wenders; Wong Kar Wai; Zhang Yimou. Bonus features: long version of Anna (directed by Alejandro González Iñárritu); long version of The electric princess picture (directed by Hou Hsiao-Hsien); long version of No translation needed (directed by Michael Cimino); Chacun son entretien featurette directed by Isabelle Giordano and Gilles Ciment. 120 min. DVD X5772

Charlotte et son Jules(France, 1959)
Directed by Jean-luc Godard. Cast: Jean-Paul Belmondo, Anne Collette. It is shot entirely in or from Godard's hotel room, in which Belmondo's Jules gives Collette's Charlotte a seemingly endless and self-indulgent tirade on her faults and his tribulations. Belmondo's voice is in fact dubbed by Godard. It is a homage to Jean Cocteau's successful one-act play Le Bel Indifférent, where the roles are opposite. 13 min. Included on DVD 8726
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Chavez(2007)
Directed by Khary Saeed Jones. Cast: Louis Arcella, Jackie Payne, Susan Montez, Dionne Audain. Fading Mexican television star Manuel Chavez comes face to face with the feasibility of his dreams and has an encounter that changes his notion of what it means to be a star. Presented at the International Latino Film Festival held in the San Francisco Bay Area. 14 min. DVD X7378
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Cine Manifest
Award-winning cinematographer Judy Irola revisits her 1970's San Francisco Marxist film collective, Cine Manifest, whose members sought a place to live, learn, and change the world. She and her comrades puzzle out in hindsight whether their social experiment, which produced two acclaimed independent feature films, was ultimately an artistic success or an idealistic disaster. Director, Judy Irola; producers, Judy Irola and Nels Bangerter. Special features: 4 short films from the Birthday Movies: Hamming, This is your life?, Vanishing joint, and Streaking. 2006. 75 min. DVD X1710

Cinéma Différent (Different Cinema)
Ten short films, each of which has been presented at one of several Different Cinema Festivals of Paris. They represent a panoramic view of contemporary experimental creations, where visuals take precedence over narration and guide the direction of the films. Themes include: games, desire, encounters, the search for an identity, representation and society. I Motion (7 min., 1995) / written & directed, Rozenn Nobilet -- Sentimental journey (10 min., 2003) / written & directed, Tony Wu & Georges Hsin -- Tandem: faux raccords (6 min., 2001) / written & directed, Colas Ricard & Martin Gracineau -- Geminga (9 min., (2003) / written & directed, Hugo Verlinde -- Ganeden (17 min., 2003) / written & directed, Maurice Lemaitre -- Introspection (5 min., 2002) / written & directed, Richard Beaune -- Jardin prive (12 min., 2000) / written & directed, Stephane Marti -- Our former glory (8 min., 2002) / written & directed, Robert Todd -- I'm (not) seen (5 min., 2003) / written & directed, Takahiko Iimura -- Unfolding (4 min., 2002) / written & directed, Egbert Mittelstadt. Originally produced as motion pictures from 1995 to 2003. Dist: Lowave 93 min. DVD 4425

Cinéma Différent (Different Cinema) Vol. 2
Eight films and videos by artists presented during the Sixth Different Cinema Festival of Paris. This compilation tackes the subjects of femininity, investigation, and the search for identity, created by artists whose inspiration stems from the tradition of cinema as well as cutting-edge contemporary art. Contents: Artémis / Valérie Morignat (2001, 13 min.) -- Flamenc'o / Olivier Fouchard (2002-2003, 7 min.) -- Lily in the glass / Shiho Kano (2003, 6 min.) -- Da qui, sopra il mare / Mauro Santini (2003, 10 min.) -- Deperdition lointaine / Dominik Lange (1999-2004, 11 min.) -- Perhaps/We / Solomon Nagler (2003, 11 min.) -- K (Désert) / Frédérique Devaux (2004, 5 min.) -- F.I.R.T. 119 / Ruben Guzman (2002, 10 min.) Dist: Lowave 93 min. DVD X1135

Cinéma Différent (Different Cinema) Vol. 3
Nine short films, each of which has been presented during the 10th anniversary Different Cinema Festivals of Paris. They represent a panoramic view of contemporary experimental creations, where visuals take precedence over narration and guide the direction of the films. Contents: Césarée / Marguerite Duras (1979, 11 min.) -- Idéal / Isabelle Blanche 2000, 4 min.) -- Empreinte / Xavier Baert 2004, 12 min.) -- L'oel lourd du voyage mécanique / Augustin Gimel (2004, 3 min.) -- Untitled no 1/ Masha Godovannaya (2005, 4 min.)-- Reste-là ! / Frédéric Tachou (2006, 12 min.) -- Le bombardement. Le port des perles / Richard Kerr (2004, 8 min.) -- Desde la memoria / Christina von Greve (2003, 8 min.) -- Cabinet / Robert Todd (2007, 12 min.) Dist: Lowave 93 min. DVD X1136

Le cinéma de mai 68: une histoire. Volume 1
Features sixteen short documentary films about the student and workers' movements in France which culminated in protests and riots in May 1968. Contents: Disc 1. Le premier mai à Saint-Nazaire / un film de Marcel Trillat et Hubert Knapp (20 min., 1967). -- Berlin 68-Rudi Dutschke / un film de l'ARC, sous la direction de Michel Andrieu et Jacques Kébadian (41 min., 1968). -- La glu / un film de Edouard Hayem (19 min., 1968). -- Cléon / Alain Laguarda (27 min., 1968). -- Nantes Sud Aviation / un film de l'ARC; Pierre-William Glenn et Michel Andrieu (30 min., 1968) -- Disc 2. Ce n'est qu'un début / un film de l'ARC; réalisé par Michel Andrieu (10 min., 1968). -- Le joli mois de mai / un film de l'ARC (33 min., 1968). -- CA13, Comité d'action du treizième / un film de l'ARC (40 min., 1968). -- Mikono / un film de l'ARC; réalisé par Jean-Michel Humeau (11 min, 1968). -- Le Droit à la parole / un film de l'ARC; sous la direction de Michel Andrieu et Jacques Kébadian (52 min., 1968). -- Avec les cheminots du dépôt SNCF de Paris Sud-Ouest / un film de Fernand Moskowicz (10 min., 1968/2008) -- Disc 3. Oser lutter, oser vaincre / Groupe ligne rouge (Jean-Pierre Thorn, 88 min., 1968). -- Citroön-Nanterre / un film de Guy Devart et Edouard Hayem (63 min., 1968). -- La Reprise du travail aux usines Wonder / Pierre Bonneau et Jacques Willemont (9 min., 1968) -- Disc 4. écoute Joseph nous sommes tous solidaires / un film de Jean Lefaux (56 min., 1968). -- Les Deux marseillaises / un film de André S. Labarthe et Jean-Louis Comolli (120 min., 1968). -- L'atelier de recherche cinématographie en mai 68 / par Sébastien Layerle (article published in "Le cinéma militant reprend le travail" CinémAction no 110, 2004) in French with optional French subtitles. DVD X752

Cinépoèmes & films parlants
A collection of ten short films directed by the writer, Pierre Alferi, between 2000 and 2002, with music composed by Rodolphe Burger. The booklet contains English translations of extracts from Le Cinéma des familles. Contents" Films parlants: La Berceuse de Broadway -- La protection des animaux -- Coincés -- Élenfant -- Cinépoèmes: Elvin Jones -- Lapins du soir -- Atman -- Nuitée -- Ne l'oublie pas -- Tante Élisabeth. In French without English subtitles. 82 min. DVD X774

Cinemad: Almanac 2009
To celebrate ten years of covering unusual films and filmmakers, Cinemad magazine presents this compilation of short films that defy simple categorization. An accompanying booklet includes interviews with each filmmaker. Contents: Edge-TV with Animal Charm / [Rich Bott and Jim Fetterley] (2008, 3 min.) -- Above below / Cam Archer (2008, 5 min.) -- Letters, notes / Stephanie Barber (2000, 4 min.) -- Valse triste / Bruce Conner (1978, 5 min.) -- Pictures from Dorothy / Kevin Everson (2003, 6 min.) -- The sun / James Fotopoulos (2000, 3 min.) -- Lot 63, grave c / Sam Green (2006, 10 min.) -- Motion studies 3 : Gravity / Jake Mahaffy (2004, 3 min.) -- Light is calling / Bill Morrison (2004, 8 min.) -- Viscera / Leighton Pierce (2004/2005, 11 min.) -- Excerpt from The time we killed / Jennifer Reeves; music in this excerpt by Zeena Parkins (2004, 6:20 min.) -- The paranormal trilogy : three short films : How among the frozen words (2005, 44 sec.); It will die out in the mind (2006, 3:50 min.); The magician's house (2007, 5:45 min.) / Deborah Stratman. DVD X2775

City2city
Ten short films by artists from 9 different countries, all working on urban subjects. The films offer a new way of appreciating the aesthetics of our global cities as they are perceived by cutting-edge video artists and experimental filmakers. Crossings / Marina Chernikova (5 min.) -- Nil / Nose Chan (11 min.) -- Worst case scenario / John Smith (19 min.) -- Sarajevo vertical / Toby Cornish (11 min) -- From 7 PM to 7 PM / Alli Savolainen (5 min.) -- Exchangeable cities / Kentaro Taki (9 min.) -- Street crossing / Pablo Altés (6 min.) -- Es geht auch schneller / Ulrich Fischer (9 min.) -- Hors chants / Dudouet & Kaplan (7 min.) -- Je n'ai pas du tout l'intention de sombrer / Augustin Gimel (5 min.). 80 min. DVD X1130

The Clearing(1994)
Directed by Alex Bistikas. A short film featuring Derek Jarman. Set on Hampstead Heath, the film involves an unidentified walker (eventually revealed as Derek Jarman) who is lured through the woods by the distant sound of a saxophone. He is drawn past inviting groups of men, a woman picnicking, a boy eating an apple. As he reaches the clearing, he finds the player. Included on DVD X59

Club M(2009)
This short film is a digital fusion of computer animation with Latin and hip-hop dance styles. Spontaneous and choreographed movement work in tandem with animated costumes, props and backdrops to enhance the club dynamic. Special lighting effects reveal striking, multimedia visual patterns. Simultaneously, lighting provides a distinctive sense of place for "virtual" dancers (within the video) who frequent CLUB M. The video includes performance work from about 40 ASU Herberger College Dance alumni and undergraduates, in addition to four community members from Open Dance Studio in Phoenix, Ariz. A film by Muriel Magenta. 4 min. DVD X1806

Coffee and Cigarettes(USA / Japan / Italy, 2003)
Directed by Jim Jarmusch. Cast: Roberto Benigni, Steven Wright, Joie Lee, Cinqué Lee, Steve Buscemi, Iggy Pop, Tom Waits, Joe Rigano, Vinny Vella, Vinny Vella, Jr., Reneé French, E.J. Rodriguez, Alex Descas, Isaach Bankolé, Cate Blanchett, Meg White, Jack White, Alfred Molina, Steve Coogan, GZA, RZA, Bill Murray, Bill Rice, Taylor Mead. A collection of eleven stories featuring inspired eccentric match-ups that range from Bill Murray's hilarious delivery of java and advice to Wu-Tang Clan's RZA and GZA to an interchange steeped in jealousy between a successful actress and her bitter cousin. Contents: Strange to meet you -- Twins -- Somewhere in Califonia -- Those things'll kill ya -- Reneé -- No problem -- Cousins -- Jack shows Meg his Tesla coil -- Cousins? -- Delirium -- Champagne. 96 min. DVD 2984
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Colloque de chien (Dog's dialogue)(France, 1977)
Directed by Raúl Ruiz. "Although this film is clearly a short at twenty minutes, it packs in more plot than most feature films. It does this through exposition which is aided by the lack of moving images. The majority of this film consists of slideshow like stills explained by an unseen narrator. By limiting the action to these still shots, Ruiz manages to force the viewer to focus on his carefully arranged images while at the same time economically moving the plot along." [IMDB] 20 min. Video/C 3972

Colonial Africa: Films from British Central Africa, 1940s-1960s.
Short feature films, comedies and documentary films produced in British Central Africa from the 1940s to 1960. Contents: l. Lux toilet soap commercial (Container title: Mary's lucky day) (b&w, si. with music, 11 min) -- 2. The box / Central African Film Unit (1948, col., si., 22 min.) -- 3. New acres / Central African Film Unit; director, Henry Berriff; producer, Dick Rayner (b&w, sd., 14 min.) -- 4. We were primitive / Southern Rhodesia Information Service (1947, b&w, sd, 19 min.) -- 5. Five messengers / Central African Film Unit (1948, col., si., 31 min.) -- 6. Freedom from fear / Central African Film Unit (1960, b&w, sd., 15 min.) -- 7. Rhodesia and Nyasaland news / Central African Film Unit (b&w, sd., 10 min.). 122 min. Video/C 8162

The Colonial Friend (L'ami y'a bon)(Germany / France, 2005)
Directed by Rachid Bouchareb. "Rachid Bouchareb's indelible and haunting short film The Colonial Friend is a muted, yet thoughtful and compelling true historical account of the 1944 massacre by the French army of indigenous African soldiers who sought to collect wages for their military service. Centered on a Cameroonian farmer, Abi, who, like many able-bodied indigenous men from colonized territories, leaves his family to heed the patriotic call for conscription into the French armed forces during the early 1940s as part of the nation's war campaign against the Germans, he serves with distinction during the war, fighting - and often dying - alongside French and colonized soldiers in the battlefield until he is captured and interned when France falls into the hands of the Germans. Eventually repatriated at the end of the war, Abi briefly returns to his family before rejoining his fellow Senegalese veterans to demand their unpaid wages at Camp de Thiaroye, a peaceful protest that soon turns deadly when the French army turns its armaments towards its own soldiers to force their evacuation from the military installation. Elegantly (and incisively) rendered in two-tone (black and red), pencil sketch animation, Bouchareb understatedly, but effectively presents a pervasive image of subtle, yet omnipresent division and differentiation that continues to surface despite the perpetuated myth of colonial assimilation and enlightened occupation." [Strictly Film School] 9 min. Included on DVD 9925
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Colorforms(2003)
Directed by Eva Saks. When a little girl is scolded for being messy by her uptight parents she finds a friend in her Grandfather. The two go into the city and celebrate Pagwa, a colorful holiday that allows them to be as messy as they like! A story about celebrating the differences among us and cherishing who you are, Colorforms is sure to brighten your day! 8 min. DVD 6345
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Como todo el mundo (France, 2007)
Directed by Franco Lolli. Cast: Santiago Porras, Marcela Valencia, Luis Fernando García. Pablo, aged sixteen, lives with his mother. Over the last few years, she has done her best to deal with financial difficulties, but it hasn't been easy. Pablo tries to keep living the way they used to. Presented at the International Latino Film Festival held in the San Francisco Bay Area. 26 min. DVD X7365
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Comportamento humano
Directed by Flavio Leandro de Souza. A short film depicting the lives of homeless children in Rio de Janeiro. 15 min. vhs 999:1991

Coney Island 1945(2003)
Directed by Jeremiah Zagar. Documentary becomes dream as artist Isaiah Zagar sits in a diner, reminiscing on his childhood as he draws a picture of a bird. His looping pen strokes come to life, carrying us back into a childhood memory of him and his mother at the beach in Coney Island. A mix of 35mm film, digital video, and animation. 4 min DVD X2357
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Confection(2003)
Directed by Eva Saks. A short film about a little girl who learns the joy of giving. 5 min. DVD 6346
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Contra todo (Against All Odds(2006)
Directed by Michel Franco, Karim Raoul, Dora Peña, and Yuri Makino. In the tradition of Amores Perros, the stories in "Contra todo" paint a tapestry of experiences depicting Latino American life in the US. Faced with various obstacles, the characters risk everything to survive. Cyclone tells the story of Miguel growing up on the tough streets of New York. In Crazy Life, LA native Dulce's love for Chuy makes her question right and wrong. In Entre Dos, a doctor compromises his ethical code in order to save the life of his 10 year-old son. Traveling to Mexico City can be dangerous, especially in El Soldado, where Gabo's car gets towed, and he's stuck in a bad part of town. In Night breeze Alma is growing up and wanting to hang out with friends. When a border patrol police stops her demanding identification, her true origins are put to the test. 91 min. DVD 9504

[Costa, Pedro] Two Short Films: Little Boy Male, Little Girl Female
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La cotta (The crush)(Italy, TV, 1967)
Directed by Ermanno Olmi. Short feature about a teenage boy's first love. 49 min. Included on DVD 2234
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The Creation of Woman
Directed by Charles F. Schwep. "A year after The Sword and the Flute, Merchant produced his first film, the 14-minute short The Creation of Woman. Made while he was working at the McCann-Erickson advertising agency, it was shot on the most meager of budgets, a mere $9,000 advanced by Charles Schwep, an acquaintance of the time, partner in the endeavor, and the film's director. At first Merchant considered starring in the film, but Schwep wanted a seasoned professional, and in something of a coup they engaged the celebrated Indian dancer Bhaskar Roy Chaudhuri for the leading role. The Creation of Woman begins with the story of the Hindu god Brahma, whose role as creator also encompasses the Christian account of Adam and Eve. The brief film is essentially a fable. After Adam calls on God to give him a female partner, Eve is created and Adam finds that he can neither live with nor without her. Photographed in bold colors (with costumes of red and gold set against a dazzling blue backdrop), Merchant's parable is set to music and dance, with Chaudhuri performing his splendidly sensual and athletic Dance of Shiva that in pantomime tells the story of man's beginnings. An arresting tour de force, the film seems relevant to Merchant himself, who selects the creation story for his theme as he creates himself as a filmmaker. The film was nominated in 1961 for an Academy Award for best theatrical short subject." [Merchant/Ivory Productions] 14 min. Included on DVD 3790
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Crime (2008)
Directed by Ashton Reese. Cast: Ashton Reese, Arnold Aldana, Bridget Bristol, Daniel Gomez. A drama opening with a montage of various crimes, murders, and robberies looking at the effects of the crimes on it perpetrators and victims. 7 min. DVD X7049

Crossing Numbers(USA, 2007)
Directed by Abel Gonzalez. Cast: Stephan Early, Pedro Pano, Merlin Froyd. What if the US Border Patrol and the Mexican Police find the corpse of an illegal alien lying right on the border line? Who would take the case? Based on true events, this dark comedy examines the indifference of the institutions towards the humanitarian crisis on the US/Mexican Border. Presented at the International Latino Film Festival held in the San Francisco Bay Area. 12 min. DVD X6954
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Cuban Cinema Classics. Volume 1, Filmmaking
Contents: Newsreel 49 = Newsreel No. 49 (1960, 1 min, b&w) -- Por primera vez = For the first time / director, Octavio Cortazar (1967, 10 min, b&w) -- Dolly Back / director, Juan Carlos Tabio, starring Mirta Ibarra (1986, 10 min., col.).

Newsreel 49 heralds the beginning of Cuba's revolutionary cinema. Images of the icons of the major Hollywood studios give way to Cuban faces and places, concluding with a narration of the decree establishing the Cuban film Institute (ICAIC). For the First time documents the use of mobile cinemas which bring moving pictures to campesinos in the Cuban countryside. Dolly Back probes the limits of filmmaking through the film-within-a-film trope. DVD release of Cuban documentary films originally produced by ICAIC. DVD 2393

Cuban Cinema Classics. Volume 2, Protest
Contents: Now / director, Santiago Alvarez (1965, 6 min, b&w) -- LBJ / director, Santiago Alvarez (1968, 15 min, col.) -- Prayer for Marilyn Monroe / directors, Marisol Trujillo, Miriam Talavera, Pepin Rodriguez (1984, 9 min., b&w).

Now: A montage of images from U.S. broadcast news joined with the voice of Lena Horne, is used to create a hard-hitting critique of racism in the U.S. during the 1960s. The song "Now," was banned on many American radio stations. LBJ: Lyndon Baines Johnson is presented through a montage of film clips, photographs and a cartoon of Johnson. The film is divided into three sections which correspond to Johnson's initials, L is for Martin Luther King, B is for Bobby Kennedy and J is for John F. Kennedy. The filmmaker implicates Johnson in all three assassinations, portraying his presidency as the culmination of a history of socio-political corruption. DVD release of Cuban documentary films originally produced by ICAIC. DVD 2394

Cuban Cinema Classics. Volume 3, Cubania
Contents: The art of cigars = El arte del tabaco / director, Tomas Gutièrrez Alea (1974, 7 min., col.) -- Aesthetics / director, Enrique Colina (1985, 11 min., col.) -- King of the jungle / director Enrique Colina (1990, 11 min., col.).

Cuban Cinema Classics. Volume 4, Tributes
Contents: A Camilo = For Camilo / Luis F. Bernaza (1981, 7 min.) -- Che: una foto recorre el mundo = Che: a photo travels the world / Pedro Chaskel (1981, 12 min.) Contains two short films from Cuba's national film institute, ICAIC. For Camilo pays homage to revolutionary hero Camilo Cienfuegos. Each year on the anniversary of his death Cubans commemorate him by floating flowers in rivers and the sea. Che: a Photo Travels the World demonstrates the power of Che's iconic image and tells the story of the photographer who captured it on film. DVD X5283

Cuban Cinema Classics. Volume 5, Singers
Contents: Yo soy la cancion que canto = I am the song I sing (homage a Bola de Nieve) / Mayra Vilasis (1985, 27 min.) -- Omara / Fernando Perez (1983, 26 min.). Contains two short films from Cuba's national film institute, ICAIC. I am the song I sing pays tribute to legendary Cuban performer Bola de Nieve. Omara presents the life and career of Omara Portuondo through dramatic sequences interworven with interviews and performance footage. DVD X5284

Cuban Cinema Classics. Volume 6, Jazz
Contents: Buscandido a Chano Pozo = Looking for Chano Pozo / Rebecca Chavez (1987, 27 min.) -- Manos y el angel : tributo a Emiliano Salvador = Hands and the angel : a tribute to Emiliano Salvador / Esteban Insausti (2002, 27 min.) Contains two short films from Cuba's national film institute, ICAIC. Looking for Chano Pozo includes testimony from family, friends, and fellow musicians to piece together the life and premature death of jazz drummer Chano Pozo while highlighting his unique contribution to modern jazz rhythms. The hands and the angel shows one of the world's greatest jazz musicians, Emiliano Salvador, and his place in Cuban musical history. DVD X5285

Cuban Cinema Classics. Volume 7, 1900
Contents: Uma mirada amistosa = A Friendly gaze / dirección, Octavio Cortázar; guión Pablo Armando Fernéndez, Octavio Cortázar (28 min.) -- La Gloria City = City of La Gloria / guión y dirección, Sergio Núñez (20 min.). Contains two short films from Cuba's national film institute, ICAIC. A friendly gaze: In 1904, U.S. photographer Sumner Matteson traveled around Cuba on a bicycle. His photos provide a unique glimpse of Cuban people and landscapes more than a century ago. City of La Gloria: At the turn of the last century, the U.S.-based Cuban Land Company lured settlers to Cuba with promises of a tropical paradise. This documentary traces the creation of the City of La Gloria through photos and testimony of the colonizers' descendents. DVD X5286

Cuban Cinema Classics. Volume 8, Cubania II
Contents: Fabrica de tabaco = Making cigars / Sara Gomez (1962) -- Plaza vieja = Old plaza -- Ire a Santiago = I will go to Santiago -- Para construir una casa = To build a house / Nicolás Guillén Landrián. Contains four short films from Cuba's national film institute, ICAIC. Making cigars shows the process of crafting Cuba's internationally renowned cigars. Old plaza: Slices of life in this historic square are combined into a montage of Cuban reality during this early phase of the revolution. I will go to Santiago: A visit to the city of Santiago to probe the island's African heritage and the development of this important provincial capital. To build a house: Nicolás Guillén Landrián narrates the process through which revolutionary housing takes shape. DVD X5287

Cuban Cinema Classics. Volume 9, Nicolás Guillén Landrián
Contents: En un barrio viejo = In an old barrio -- Ociel del Toa = Ociel of the Tao River -- Coffea arabiga (1968, 18 min). Contains four short films from Cuba's national film institute, ICAIC. Making cigars shows the process of crafting Cuba's internationally Contains three short films by experimental filmmaker Nicolás Guillén Landrián from Cuba's national film institute, ICAIC. In an old barrio features a glimpse of an old Havana neighborhood proffered through the filmmaker's languid lens and ambient street sounds. Ociel of the Toa River: A poignant portrait of the young Ociel, an adolescent for whom the Revolution seems confusing and distant. Scenes of the Toa River region reveal island life in remote villages. Coffea Arábiga: One of Landrián's most celebrated works, combines fast-paced montage with innovative sound juxtapositions to narrate the history of coffee. The film featured the Beatles' song "Fool on the Hill" as Fidel Castro appeared on screen. That same year, Landrián was accused of plotting to assassinate Castro. DVD X5288; DVD X382 (copy 2)

Cuban Cinema Classics. Volume 10, Sara Gomez
Contents: Y tenemos sabor = And we have flavor (1967) -- Una Isla para Miguel = An Island for Miguel (1968, 20 min.) -- Isla del tesoro = Treasure Island (1969). Contains three films by Afro-Cuban filmmaker Sara Gomez from Cuba's national film institute, ICAIC. And We Have Flavor: Instrument makers and musicians tell the story of Cuban musical traditions through their experiences, illustrated with footage of live performances. An Island for Miguel: A documentary revealing the revolutionary project to reform Cuba's juvenile delinquents. Filmed on the Isla de Pinos, follows the case of Miguel, a Cuban juvenile delinquent, who is sent to a re-education camp. Treasure Island: Devoted to housing prisoners in pre-Revolutionary Cuba, this island becomes transformed into an important site for agricultural production. DVD X5289

[Dahl, Julian] Utopia One: Eu Topos Experimental Shorts!
Collection of shorts celebrating the talents of avant-garde Australian filmmaker Julian Dahl. Contents: Falling (2001, 3 min.) -- Puppy love (1991, 8 min.) -- Stream (2004, 8 min.) -- Insect (2000, 30 min.) -- End of beast (1989, 17 min.). Special features: Interview with the director; promotional trailer; 'Alien baby' trailer; 'Camjackers' trailer; slideshow; bonus film. DVD X3993

Date
Directed by Eva Saks. Frustrated by a long wait for her tardy boyfriend, a young woman is unsatisfied by his attempts at apologizing. But her brooding evaporates when they turn a corner to be confronted by a wall adorned with flyers of people regarded as missing since the 9/11 terrorist attacks. 5 min. DVD 6328
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[Davies, Terence] Terence Davies Trilogy: Children; Madonna and Child; Death and Transfiguration(UK, 1976-1983)
Children (1976, 44 min.) -- Madonna and child (1980, 26 min.) -- Death and transfiguration (1983, 24 min.). Cast: Phillip Maudsely, Robin Hooper, Terry O'Sullivan, Wilfrid Brambell, Iain Munro, Valerie Lilley, Sheila Raynor, Jeanne Doree, Lisa Parker, Nick Stringer. Each of three short films represents a stage in the life of a gay Liverpudlian clerk, from boyhood to death bed. Filmmaker Terence Davies excavates the life of his fictional alter-ego, Robert Tucker, in a narrative that slips between childhood, middle age, and death, shaping the raw materials of his own life into a rich tapestry of experience and impressions. DVD X6268
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De película(Chile, 2004)
Directed by Eduardo Banderas and Eduardo López. Cast: Miguel Krstulovic, Jimmy Fredes, Coca Guazzini, Hern\án Vallejos. Andres and Mauricio are two struggling and unlucky film students that have the chance to participate in a well known documentary festival, in which the main price is the right to take part in a very important European film festival. They try to complete their task in spite of the fact that they are lacking materials and time. Moreover, they are confronting moral and personal problems in their lives. 28 min. DVD X7012
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Dead of Night (UK, 1945)
Directed by Alberto Cavalcanti, Charles Crichton, Basil Dearden, Robert Hamer. Ealing Studios. An architect is caught up in an endless series of recurring dreams, during which he is told other people's supernatural experiences and finally murders the psychiatrist who is trying to help him. The last of the stories, another directed by Cavalcanti, was to become the most celebrated. It concerned a ventriloquist (Michael Redgrave) who is becoming possessed by his dummy, which has a repugnant persona. The dummy leads its host to degradation, murder, a prison cell and madness. The possession motif is one that has been revived in the cinema, and Richard Attenborough's Magic (1979) even used the idea of an apparently animate dummy inspiring murder. DVD 4092; vhs 999:1124
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Death of an Ally (2007)
Directed by Julio Quintana. Cast: Lucas Quintana, Zac Bryant, Michele Salem, Bernardo Cubria. Sixteen-year-old Fidel Castro loves America. He even hopes to reach Hollywood one day and become a star like his hero, Clark Gable. But a competition at a bar over a California girl with one 25-year-old John F. Kennedy changes all that. Presented at the International Latino Film Festival held in the San Francisco Bay Area. 15 min. DVD X7374
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The Debut
Directed by Gene Cajayon. The story revolves around Ben Mercado, a talented high school senior who has rejected his Filipino heritage. This short film is the basis of a longer feature by the same name. Included on DVD 3198

Detroit Unleaded(2007)
Directed by Rola Nashef. Cast: Lamar Babi, Abe Khalil, Salaam Fadlallah, Mary Assel. Behind the bulletproof glass works Sami, a young Arab-American who believes his family's Detroit gas station will give him a chance to see his girl Naj, away from the pressures of their family and friends, while his cousin Mike is sure the station holds the key to an empire built on rolling papers and fake perfume. 20 min. DVD 9221
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Destricted
A collection of shorts linked by a common theme. Two of them are directed by acclaimed film directors and the other five are made by heavyweights from the world of contemporary art. All were invited to make films on their views of sex and pornography. Contents: Impaled / Larry Clark -- House call / Richard Prince (12 min.) -- Hoist / Matthew Barney (15 min.) -- Balkan erotic epic / Marina Abramov (13 min.) -- Sync / Marco Brambilla (2 min.) -- Death Valley / Sam Taylor-Wood (8 min.) -- We F*ck alone / Gaspar Noé (23 min.) DVD 6385

Deutschland 09: 13 kurze Filme zur Lage der Nation
A compilation of thirteen short films-- including documentary, drama and satire-- by contemporary German filmmakers. Each film provides a snapshot of the political and social climate in post-reunification Germany. Contents Erster Tag / Angela Schanelec (5 min.) -- Joshua / Dani Levy (12 min.) -- Der Name Murat Kurnaz / Fatih Akim (8 min.) -- Die Unvollendete / Nicolette Krebitz (11 min.) -- Schieflage / Sylke Enders (13 min.) -- Der Weg, den wir nicht zusammen gehen / Dominik Graf & Martin Gressmann (10 min.) -- Fraktur / Hans Steinbichler (12 min.) -- Eine Demokratische Gesprächsrunde zu festgelegten Zeiten / Isabelle Stever (11 min.) -- Gefährder / Hans Weingartner (12 min.) -- Feierlich reist / Tom Tykwer (9 min.) -- Ramses / Romuald Karmakar (12 min.) -- Krankes Haus / Wolfgang Becker (15 min.) -- Séance / Christoph Hochhäusler (9 min.). 152 min. DVD X4748
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Diez (2005)
Directed by Immanuel Martin. Cast: Ben Soriano, Juana Samayoa, Ali Allie, Sonja Starkovich, Araceli Gonzalez. 'Diez' follows the story of Luis, a hard working Mexican immigrant in San Francisco's Mission District. When Luis finds a rare and expensive Eames chair for ten dollars at a yard sale, his world intersects with that of the chair. In a neighborhood where people struggle to make a living, Luis must decide what he should do with the chair. 'Diez' shows the many different realities that exist the same neighborhood and the contrasting values that accompany them. Presented at the International Latino Film Festival held in the San Francisco Bay Area. 20 min. DVD X3720
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Dime lo que sientes (Mexico, 2004)
Directed by Iria Gómez Concheiro. Cast: Miriam Balderas, Muni Lubezki, Tomihuatzi Xelhuantzin. After breaking up with her boyfriend, Micaela thinks that all is lost, but she finds refuge in an old writer friend and a new job, which helps her to regain her connection with the world. DVD X5512; vhs 999:1743
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Dirty Diaries
A collection of twelve short pornographic films created by a group of feminist filmmakers in Sweden. The series of shorts is intended as a feminist response to traditional pornography -- porn films made by women to explore and celebrate, rather than exploit, female sexuality. Contents: Skin / directed by Elin Magnusson -- Fruitcake / directed by Sara Kaaman and Ester Martin Bergsmark -- Night time / directed by Nelli Roselli -- Dildoman / directed by Åsa Sandzén -- Body contact / directed by Pella Kågerman -- Red like cherry / directed by Tora Mårtens -- On your back woman! / directed by Wolfe Madam -- Phone fuck / directed by Ingrid Ryberg -- Brown cock / drected by Universal Pussy -- Flasher girl on tour / directed by Joanna Rytel -- Authority / directed by Marit Ostberg -- Come together / directed by Mia Engberg. 2009. DVD X6014

Dokumentarische Filme, 1931-1933
Directed by Ella Bergmann-Michel. Since 1920 artist, photographer, and filmmaker Ella Bergmann-Michel lived and worked at the "Schmelz", an old paint mill near Frankfurt on Main. With guests such as Kurt Schwitters and László Moholy-Nagy the house became an important locale for modern artists. Between 1931 and 1933 she made five silent documentary films that constitute a rare example of socially involved and equally artistic film. The DVD contains these five films, a documentary film about the artist and a comprehensive booklet with essays on Ella Bergmann-Michel's films. Contents: Wo wohnen alte Leute = Where old people live (1931, 13 min.) -- Erwerbslose kochen für Erwerbslose = Unemployed are cooking for the unemployed (1932, 9 min.) -- Fliegende Händler in Frankfurt am Main = Travelling hawkers in Frankfurt am Main (1932, Work print, 21 min.) -- Fischfang in der Rhön an der Sinn = Fishing in the Rhön at the Sinn (1932, 10 min.) -- Wahlkampf 1932: Letzte Wahl = Election campaign 1932: last election (1932-33, 13 min.). Silent with German intertitles and optional English subtitles; booklet in German with parallel English text. 66 min. DVD X776

[Douglas, Bill] The Bill Douglas Trilogy
My childhood (1972 ; 46 min.) ; My ain folk (1973 ; 55 min.) -- Disc 2. My way home (1978 ; 64 min.) -- Bill Douglas: intent on getting the image / documentary by Andy Kympton-Nye (2006 ; 64 min.) My childhood: Introduces Jamie's family and focuses on his relationship with a German POW during the last days of WWII. My ain folk: Jamie is now living with his paternal grandmother before being taken to a children's home. My way home: Follows an older Jamie during his national service in the Royal Air Force. His life takes an upward turn when he befriends Robert, an Englishman from another class and background. Bill Douglas: intent on getting the image: This documentary explores Bill Douglas's struggle from childhood poverty to acclaimed film director. DVD X6313

Du côté de la côte (France, 1958)
Directed by Agnès Varda. A humorous travelogue of the French Riviera. Included on DVD 9074

[Dunye, Cheryl] The Early Works of Cheryl Dunye
Contents Janine / produced by Cheryl Dunye (1990, 9 min.) -- She don't fade / written, produced, directed, Cheryl Dunye (1991, 24 min.) -- The potluck and the passion / written by Pat Branch and Cheryl Dunye; directed and produced by Cheryl Dunye (1993, 22 min.) -- Vanilla sex (1992, 4 min.) -- An untitled portrait / a video by Cheryle Dunye (1993, 4 min.) -- Greetings from Africa / written and directed by Cheryl Dunye; producers, Cheryl Dunye, Mary Jane Skalski, Karen Yaeger (1994, 10 min.). Janine: "(Experimental documentary) The story of a black lesbian's relationship with a white, upper middle class high school girl." She don't fade: "(Experimental narrative) A self-reflexive look at the sexuality of a young black lesbian." The potluck and the passion: "(Experimental narrative) Sparks fly as racial, sexual and social politics intermingle at a lesbian potluck." Vanilla sex: "(Experimental documentary) Dunye's contribution to visual artist Shu Leah Cheng's video installation Those fluttering objects of desire." An untitled portrait: "(Video montage) Dunye's relationship with her brother is examined in this mixture of appropriated film footage, super 8mm home movies & Dunye's special brand of humor." Greetings from Africa: "(Narrative) Cheryl, playing herself, humorously experiences the mysteries of lesbian dating in the 90s." DVD X2485

[Eames, Charles and Ray] Films of Charles and Ray Eames
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Eau(Belgium, 1997)
Directed by Dominique Standaert An adaptation of the novel by Jef Gerraerts, this Belgian made drama takes place in the Congo in 1960. The film features the ironic bond between two protagonists, one white, one black, amid the bloodshed around them. 12 min. DVD 6306
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The Ecology of Love(2004)
Director, Brin Hill. Follows Andre, a struggling penniless actor who heads out to the desert to soul-seek. At a lonely hotel he discovers a French-speaking enchantress. Stars Pharrell Williams, lead singer of N.E.R.D. 18 min. DVD 6348
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Educated(2001)
Directed by Georgia Lee. "Tells the story of Alice, a Chinese-American teenager who finds her best friend Wendy hanging from a noose in the girls' restroom. Although first-time viewers of the film often ask if Lee's inspiration for "Educated" came from personal experience, the story is actually based on a memoir written for the Three Penny Review by Francie Lin about a young Taiwanese girl committing suicide after she failed her college entrance exam. Lee imbues "Educated" with a surrealistic "Clockwork Orange" meets "Joy Luck Club" sensibility. The film's highly stylized exploration of traditional Asian American generational crisis between parents with high expectations and their rebellious teens drifts between fantasy and reality." [Asian American Film Features] Included on DVD 6927
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[Egoyan, Atom] Atom Egoyan Short Films
Howard in Particular (Canada, 1979): An old man reluctantly attends his retirement party, which consists of a six minute taped conversation in an empty room. 14 min.; Peepshow (Canada, 1981): A man uses an instant photo booth with bizarre results, 7 min.; Open House: (Canada, 1982) An odd young real estate agent shows a couple an older house that has seen better days. 25 min. Included on DVD 789

El primo
Directed by Nick Oceano. Cast: Daniel Martin, Manny Montana. Mark, a sheltered teenager, reunites with his tough older cousin Luis, who lives on the rough side of Laredo. Luis decides to break Mark out of his shell by taking him for a night out. Presented at the International Latino Film Festival held in the San Francisco Bay Area. 16 min. DVD X4042
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Elephants Never Forget (Los elefantes nunca olvidan)(Mexico, 2004)
Directed by Lorenzo Vigas Castes. In this short film from Mexico, Pedro fails to recognize the pair of teenagers who are traveling with him in a truck on the way to the market. During the journey Pedro chats and jokes, without realizing that the children he once maltreated and abandoned have returned to take revenge. 13 min. DVD 6850
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Eros(Mexico, 2004)
Three award-winning directors take a look at eroticism, sex, and love in different ways. Contents: The hand / produced, written and directed by Wong Kar Wai; produced by Jacky Pang Yee Wah; Cast: Gong Li, Chang Chen. -- Equilibirum / written and directed by Steven Soderbergh; produced by Gregory Jacobs; cast: Robert Downey, Jr., Alan Arkin. -- The dangerous thread of things / directed by Michelangelo Antonioni; based on the book Quel bowling sul Tevere by Michelangelo Antonioni; screenplay, Michelangelo Antonioni, Tonino Guerra; produced by Domenico Procacci ... [et al.]; cast: Christopher Buchholz, Regina Nemini, Luisa Ranieri.. 102 min. DVD X4359
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Erotique(1994)
Four leading and award-winning international filmmakers create a highly charged anthology or erotic short films told from a female point-of-view. Contents: Let's talk about sex / [directed by Lizzie Borden; written by Lizzie Borden & Susie Bright] -- Taboo parlor / [directed and written by Monika Treut] -- Final call / [directed by Ana Maria Magalhaes; written by Eloi Calage and Ana Maria Magalh?aes] -- Wonton soup / [directed by Clara Law; written by Eddie Ling-Ching Fong]. Produced by Christopher Wood and Vicki Herman; music, Andrew Belling; camera, Larry Banks. Cast: Kamala Lopez-Dawson, Bryan Cranston, Priscilla Barnes, Camilla Soeberg, Claudia Ohana, Guilherme Leme, Hayley Man, Tim Lounibos, Michael Carr, Marianne Sagebrecht, Tanita Tikaram. Let's talk about sex: An uncompromising look at an aspiring young actress working as a phone sex operator who dramatically redefines the powers of sexual dynamics when she gets a caller to listen to her fantasies. Taboo parlor: A story about a lesbian couple who pick up a man, leading to a night of uncontrollable desires where only the strong survive. Final call: A young teacher attacked on a train begins a sexual relationship with her rescuer allowing her hidden emotions to rise to a feverish frenzy. Wonton soup: Two college lovers reunite in Hong Kong where they discover their different cultures have caused them to grow apart. Determined to prove these obstacles can be overcome, the boy prepares an evening of gourmet food and ancient Chinese sexual techniques. 120 min. DVD 2517

Es muy fácil (Mexico, 2007)
Directed by Pablo Fulgueira. Cast: Martin Altomaro, Irene Azuela, Peter Theis. Fran takes Alicia to an isolated beach to propose to her. Jimmy, a friendly American, is also staying at this beach, and he gets excited about Fran's proposal and decides to get involved in the romantic plan. When a noisy group of teenagers arrives, ruining the plan, Jimmy decides to find a way for the couple to have their quiet, surprise engagement. Presented at the International Latino Film Festival held in the San Francisco Bay Area. 21 min. DVD X4043
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Escape(2007)
Directed by Marco Walls and Juan P. Dominguez. Cast: Marco Walls, Lucia Madueño, Samuel I. Jackson. A robber steals a camera planning to pawn it, but when he starts to use the camera it changes his way of seeing things. Presented at the International Latino Film Festival held in the San Francisco Bay Area. 8 min. DVD X7368
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Esencia (2007)
Directed by Irlanda Tambascio. Cast: Lucia Quintana, Ivan Ugalde, Carmen Romain. A mysterious perfume offers Estela the chance to become the assured woman she always wanted to be. But when her desires start to come true she discovers something about her real essence. 2007. 26 min. DVD X6992

European Short Films, vol. 1
A collection of 16 short films directed by notable European filmmakers. Each short includes audio commentary. Contents: Talk (Bara prata lite) / director, Lukas Moodysson -- Le Batteur de Bolero / Patrice Leconte -- Charlotte et Veronique, ou tous les garcons s'appellent Patrick / Jean-Luc Godard -- Copy shop / Virgil Wildrich -- Epilog / Tom Tykwer -- Fridge / Peter Mullan -- Opening day of close-up / Nanni Moretti -- Gisele Kerozene / Jan Kounen -- World of glory (Harlig ar jorden) / Roy Andersson -- Man without a head (L'homme sans tete) / Juan Solanas -- Concert of wishes (Koncert zyczen) / Krzystof Kieslowski -- Jabberwocky / Jan Svankmajer -- My wrongs #8245-8249 & 117 / Chris Morris -- Nocturne / Lars von Trier -- El secdleto de la tlompeta / Javier Fesser -- Election night (Valgaften) / Anders Thomas Jensen. 209 min. DVD 2822

European Short Films. vol. 2
The second collection of European short films from Cinema16. This specially compiled two-disc edition of classic, cult and award winning shorts from European filmmakers marks the launch of Cinema16 in the US. It features previously unseen short films and early works by some of today's most notable European filmmakers, as well as award-winning films from its rising stars. The release features some of the best shorts from Cinema16's previous releases as well as some new additions. Contents: The man without a head / director, Juan Solanas -- Wasp / Andrea Arnold -- Doodlebug / Christopher Nolan -- World of glory / Roy Andersson -- Je t'aime John Wayne / Toby MacDonald -- Gasman / Lynne Ramsay -- Jabberwocky / Jan Svankmajer -- Fierrot le pou / Mathieu Kassovitz -- Rabbit / Run Wrake -- Copy shop / Virgil Widrich -- Boy & bicycle / Ridley Scott -- Nocturne / Lars von Trier -- Before dawn / Balint Kenyeres -- Election night / Anders Thomas Jensen -- Six shooter / Martin McDonagh -- The opening day of close-up / Nanni Moretti. 218 min. DVD X3023

Everyday Eastlake
Short films highlighting life in the Eastlake District of Oakland, filmed by members of the East Bay Asian Youth Center. Characters include the silent "can lady," an Asian woman in a conical straw hat who makes her living picking up cans for recycling, a Vietnamese music store owner with a gambling debt, four rave-attending teenagers and a Mexican restaurant employee who finds an old computer in the street, touching off a series of events that tie the characters together. Presented at the International Latino Film Festival held in the San Francisco Bay Area. c2001. 54 min. Video/C MM1269

Expectations (South Korea, 2008)
Directed by Mahamat-Saleh Haroun. Having left on a long journey across the desert, Moussa suddenly shows up in his village again one day. He clearly never reached his destination. Completely transformed by his ordeal, he is now apathetic, locked in silence, and indifferent to everything around him. But his creditors, who lent him the money for his journey, are growing impatient. Language: Arabic | French 29 min. DVD X6405
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Falling in Rhythm(2004)
Directed by Malcolm Lam. Cast: Performed by Talia Castro-Pozo and Jules Helm, with Anya, Angel C. Clemente, Gamze Ceylan, Sally Tseng. Caught in the monotonous rituals of everyday life, a young couple experiences a renewal of their love in their new-found passion for the rhythms of Latin dance. Presented at the International Latino Film Festival held in the San Francisco Bay Area. 19 min. DVD X7373
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Fathers
The father / a Richard Green and Associates, Ahadu Films production; a film by Ermias Woldeamlak; producer, Maji-da Abdi; writer, Manyazewal Endashaw; director, Ermias Woldeamlak (29 min.) -- Surrender / a Richard Green and Associates/Zenj Films production; a film by Celine Gilbert; producer, B. Nasra Hillal; screenplay, Kiiza Kahama, Celine Gilbert; director, Celine Gilbert (28 min.) -- A barber's wisdom / a Richard Green & Associates; a film by Amaka Igwe; producer, Tajuddeen Adepetu; screenplay, Paul Emema; director, Amaka Igwe (28 min.).

Presents three films each offering a critical look at the relationships between fathers and their children in contemporary Africa. In The father, the patriarch in question is ultimately the military dictatorship which terrorized Ethiopia in the '70s and '80s, telling the story of a painter who must paint the portrait of the national leader, who's regime has brutalized his family. Surrender shows the traditional face of paternal tyranny, a father controlling his son's life by driving away his friends. Isolated the son eventually surrenders to the demands of paternal authority, marries and produces the grandson his father wants. A Barber's Wisdom shows a modern father who is not traditional enough who compromises his two daughters in his relentless pursuit of money. The father is in Amharic with English subtitles. Surrender is in Swahili with English subtitles. A barber's wisdom is in English. vhs 999:3241

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Female Misbehavior.
Dr. Paglia (c1992) -- Annie (c1989) -- Bondage (c1983/84) -- Max (c1992) -- Didn't do it for love (c1997, 81 min.) One feature length and four short films exploring the outer limits of female sexuality and behaviour. Dr. Pagilia features a confrontational interview with the author of 'Sexual Personae' Camille Paglia. Annie is an inside look at Annie Sprinkle, porn star, performance artist and sexual diva. Bondage centers on an S & M practitioner, Carol, and her use of pain as pleasure. Max is the story of a transexual's journey from female to male. The feature length film Didn't do it for love explores the fascinating life of Eva Norvind, the blond Norwegian bombshell who was Mexico's Marilyn Monroe in the 1960's and New York's leading dominatrix in the 1980s. Directed by Monika Treut. 160 min. DVD 6793

The First Four Films (Os quatro primeiros filmes)
Presents four early films of the director João Cesar Monteiro. In these very low budget shorts one can immediately sense the chaotic indulgence in poetry through the film medium, a representation of upcoming genius. Special features: Interviews with Maria Velho da Costa, Luis Miguel Cintra, Henrique Espirito-Santo, Jorge Silva Melo; audio interview with João Cesar Monteiro; drawing by João Rodrigues; photos; filmography. Sophia de Mello Breyner Andresen / producão, Rícardo Malheiro (1969, 17 min.) -- Quem espera por sapatos de defunto morre descalco = He goes long barefoot that waits for dead men's shoes / producâo, Jo?ao Cesar Monteiro (1970, 33 min.) -- Fragmentos de um filme-Esmola = Fragments of an Alms-film / produtor, Henrique Espirito-Santo (1972, 72 min.) -- Que farei eu com esta espada? = What shall I do with this sword? (1975, 65 min.) DVD 5179

For Life...Against the War
In 1967, with the Vietnam War escalating wildly, an invitation was issued to filmmakers to create works running under three minutes in protest against the accumulating carnage. The original organizers chose the rubric For Life, Against the War, and eventually compiled sixty films. Now, decades later, an invitation to protest yet another war seemed sadly urgent, inspiring the New York Film-Makers Cooperative to ring the clarion once "...Again." The response was overwhelming, with submissions from several generations of artists unified by a singular disgust for the war in Iraq and the foreign policy that perpetuates it. Compiled with works from the overtly angry to the formally forceful, For Life, Against the War boldly announces that artists can take a stand, again and again. Contents: The scream : 21st century edition / Jim Costanzo -- PSA #11 fallout / Cynthia Madansky -- Lost / Jeanne C. Finley & John Muse -- Graven images / Sherry Millner & Ernie Larsen -- Words on PEACEpiece / Lili White -- Our grief is not a cry for war / Barbara Hammer -- Unfurling / Martha Gorzycki -- Night vision / Alfred Guzzetti -- I shot a spider / Elle Burchill -- Star spangled to death / Ken Jacobs -- For life / against war / Mark Street -- Prototype : God bless America! / Martha Rosler -- Description of a struggle / Bosko Blagojevic -- The small ones / Lynne Sachs -- Untitled / Kevin Barry -- Stop the war / Les LeVeque -- PEACE in order to achieve PEACE / MM Serra -- Mutable fire! / Bradley Eros and Erotic Psyche -- The weather is clearing up! / Jeffrey Skoller -- Peace is ... / Rohesia Hamilton Metcalfe -- Sacco and Vanzetti / Douglas Katelus -- War montage / Cara Weiner -- Ashes, ashes ... / Jeff Silva -- Peace and pleasure / Artemis Willis and David Leitner -- Requiescat / Lynn Marie Kirby. 78 min. DVD 8303

For Them (2006)
Directed by Bianca D'Carpio. Cast: Cassie Benavidez, Walter Perez, Emily Rios. Su Lydia, age 13, living with her mother, father and older brother Oscar, tries to cope with her brothers abusive ways. His mental and sometimes physical abuse, leaves her quiet and unable to tell her parents whats going on. Her silence is finally broken when she sees that Oscar has turned his violent temper toward her parents. It is then that she is forced to make a decision that will change the rest of her life. 12 min. DVD X7043
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Foreign Land (Fremdland)(Austria, 1984)
Götz Spielmann's award-winning student short film, with an introduction by the director. DVD X2700

Four Short Films Produced and Directed by John Haptas and Kristine Samuelson

Riding the Tiger(1999)
A haunting and lyrical evocation of the hubris, despair and devastation of the American war in Vietnam. Archival film -- both gorgeous and chilling -- and footage of a B-52 graveyard are combined with the voices of GIs, Vietnamese villagers, and journalists, which add human counterpoint to the remarkable images onscreen. Not a treatise, not a polemic, but an artful reminiscence that makes eloquent sense of a dark and troubling time. 17 min. DVD 9574

Empire of the Moon (1991)
Empire of the Moon wryly deconstructs the experience of being a tourist and the yearning to possess the magic of a place. Paris, gorgeously photographed in black-and-white, is the setting for cultural explorations ranging from the mundane to the sublime, as visitors trek from icon to icon, snapping the same photos, climbing the same steps, and at times experiencing the transformative wonder they came to find. DVD 9574

The World As We Know It(2001)
The World as We Know It was made in response to a call put out to the American documentary community in the weeks after 9/11 for short films addressing that tragedy and its aftermath. "9/11: The flags come out and we go to war. Smart bombs or not, just war or not, both the guilty and the innocent die -- as they always have, in appalling numbers, through the centuries." 4 min. DVD 9574

Wrong Place, Wrong Time: The Aftermath of a Random Street Killing(1987)
A deeply affecting portrait of Stephen Moses, a young art student who was shot dead at a phone booth in a random shooting. The voices of the friends he left behind are heard as we see images of his art work in a posthumous exhibit. They remind us of the transience of life, and how quickly tragedy is forgotten in a society inured to violence. 10 min. DVD 9574

Fragile Machine(2005)
Edited by Darren Dugan; art, animation and music by Ben Steele; vocals by X. This computer animated film tells the story of Leda Nea, the first girl to be built in a factory instead of being born from a womb. Likened to an electronic opera, this animation-music combination addresses questions about creation, reality, science, religion, and man's role in a new nature of which he has partial authorship. 34 min. DVD 4426

Free Cinema
Free Cinema consisted of a group of young film-makers who decided to rebel against the stifling conformity of British cinema in the late fifties and to make their own films outside the confines of 'the system'. This 3 disc 50th-anniversary compilation of short films about British working class life shows directors expressing personal viewpoints without obligation to subscribe to the technical or social conventions imposed on commercial film-making. The third disc features an 43 min. documentary with interviews, film extracts and previously unseen stills, as well as a specially curated collection of rarely seen films made in the spirit of the Free Cinema movement. Disc 1. Free cinema 1 -- O Dreamland (12 min.) / director, Lindsay Anderson. -- Momma don't allow (22 min.) / directors, Karel Reisz, Tony Richardson. -- Together (49 min.) / director, Lorenza Mazzetti, assisted by Denis Horne. -- Free cinema 3. -- Wakefield express (30 min.) / director, Lindsay Anderson. -- Nice time (17 min.) / directors, Claude Goretta, Alain Tanner. -- The singing street (30 min.) / directors, Nigel McIsaac, J.T.R. Ritchie, Raymond Townsend. -- Every day except Christmas (39 min.) / director, Lindsay Anderson -- Disc 2. Free cinema 6. -- Refuge England (27 min.) / director, Robert Vas. -- Enginemen (17 min.) / director, Michael Grigsby. -- We are the Lambeth boys (49 min.) / director, Karel Reisz. -- Food for a blush (30 min) / director, Elizabeth Russell -- Disc 3. Beyond free cinema. -- One potato two potato (21 min.) / director, Leslie Daiken. -- March to Aldermaston (33 min.) -- The vanishing street (19 min.) / director, Robert Vas. -- Tomorrow's Saturday (17 min.) / director, Michael Grigsby. -- Gala day (25 min.) / director, John Irvin. -- Small is beautiful : the story of the Free Cinema films told by their makers (2006). DVD 8477

[Fulbeck, Kip] Kip Fulbeck, Selected Videos
Volume 1 : Game of death : the legendary Bruce Lee is examined in the various roles he posthumously came to represent, from Fulbeck's own boyhood idol to Asian American male icon; A day at the fair : examines personal identity within the context of race, ethnicity, and sexuality; Banana split : takes the viewer from childhood fights to adult dilemmas, questions interracial dating patters and media depictions of Asian men, and explores the idea of ethnic identity in a country which ignores multiraciality; Lilo & me : the question "Which celebrity do you most resemble?" starts a rollicking ride in which Fulbeck documents his uncanny resemblance to Pochahontas, Mulan, Aladdin and other "ethnically ambiguous" animated characters, thereby examining the muting of race in mainstream media and its effects on multiracial Americans. Volume 2 : Some questions for 28 kisses : confronts the viewer with images of Asian female/non-Asian male pairings in American movies and mass media, examining topics such as interracial dating, ethnic fetishes and race identity; Asian studs nightmare : a wacky spoof on the racial politics operating behind a hit television dating show; Sweet or spicy? : in the context of a telephone dating service, examines dating relationships for men of mixed Asian / white descent and probes Asian American male sexuality in popular culture; Sex, love & Kung Fu : a comical look at two crazed kung fu fanatics who argue over Asian American masculinity and the nature of martial arts films; L.A. Christmas : documents the quintessential American Christmas in a delightfully playful home movie about home movies, featuring a 9-year-old black belt, Buddhists butchering Christmas carols and a nephew reciting pi to 200 digits; Nine fish : Fulbeck uses his artistic abilities with the camera to express his personal reflection on the impact of his Cantonese grandmother's continuing physical decline. Contents: V. 1. Game of death (7 min.). A day at the fair (2 min.). Banana split (38 min.). Lilo & me (10 min.). A man for you (1 min.). Rock & roll pug run -- V. 2. Some questions for 28 kisses (9 min.). Asian studs nightmare (6 min.). Sweet or spicy? (7 min.). Sex, love & Kung Fu (7 min.). L.A. Christmas (13 min.). Nine fish (24 min.). Rock & roll pug run (1 min.) DVD X4563

Full Disclosure
Directed by Douglas Horn. Everett reveals every terrible habit, attitude, and hang-up on the first date. Shockingly, women don't react as he'd hoped...until he meets Brinn, who's willing to play his game and try for Full Disclosure. 16 min. Included on DVD X878
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Full Frame Documentary Film Festival

Vol. 1: Laughing club of India / producer, Adam Bartos; director, Mira Nair (2000, 35 min.) -- Why can't we be a family again? / producers/directors, Roger Weisberg, Murray Nossel; narrator, Ossie Davis (2002, 27 min.) -- We got us / producers, Joan Booker, Michael Harry; director, Joan Booker (2001, 25 min.) -- Lucy tsak tsak / director, Andrey Paounov (3 min.) -- Family values / director, Eva Saks (2002, 21 min.) -- The Sunshine / producer/director, Phil Bertelsen (2000, 29 min.) -- Mojave mirage / producers, Kaarina Roberto, Derek Roberto; director, Kaarina Roberto (2001, 27 min.) Laughing club of India: Explores the power of laughter through the strangely popular phenomenon of laughing clubs in contemporary Bombay. Why can't we be a family again? Chronicles the plight of two brothers in foster care, as they attemp to reunite with a mother who abandoned them for drugs over a decade ago. We got us. Captures four elderly, Jewish women during their weekly game of Mah Jong, as they reminisce about their childhood, marriages, illness, and bereavement. Lucy Tsak Tsak. Traces the life and time of Lucy - one of the first women to work in the Bulgarian film industry. Family values: Refreshing and amusing portrait of a suburban lesbian couple who run a "mom and mom" business cleaning up gory crime scenes. The Sunshine. An intimate look at the residents of one the Bowery's last flophouses. A poignant story about gentrification, poverty and displacement. Mojave mirage. Tells the story of a telephone booth that was placed out in the Mojave desert and the people who came out to answer the phone or place phone calls. DVD 2022

Vol. 2: Crowfilm (c2003) / by Edward P. Davee -- Ms. Alabama Nursing Home (c2003) / by Anne Paas -- Nutria (c2002) / by Ted Gesing -- Album (c2003) / by Barbara Bird -- Wood Island (c2001) / by Kate T. Williamson -- Have you seen this man? (c2003) / by Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck -- Iwo Jima : memories in sand (c2001) / by Beret E. Strong and John Tweedy. Crowfilm: a celebration of the crow and its relations to others. Ms. Alabama Nursing Home: Follows an 82-year-old beauty queen on her quest to become Ms. Alabama Nursing Home. Nutria: Tells the story of the Argentine swamp rat that is both destroying the wetlands of Louisiana and rapidly becoming the region's latest culinary delicacy. Album: Presents the creation and destruction of a "typical American family" through old silent home movies. Wood Island: An insightful observation on a community seemingly unchanged by time, in East Boston adjacent to Logan Airport. Have you seen this man? Follows artist/businessman Geoff Lupo as he advertises all over New York City selling useless trinkets. Iwo Jima: Memories in sand: Weaving interviews and archival footage presents a lyrical account of one of the deadliest battles of WWII. DVD 5975

Vol. 3: A thousand worlds (c2003; 8 min.) / by Melba L. Williams -- The great cheesesteak debate (c2003; 13 min.) / Scott Vosbury -- Rosalie's journey (c2004; 22 min.) / Warwick Thornton -- Texas hospitality (c2003; 4 min.) / Michael Pfaendtner -- Journeys (c2004; 37 min.) / Vinayan Kodoth -- Foxhole (c2003; 12 min.) / Franko Galoso. Interviews with: Rodney Williams, Rosalie Kunoth Monks; voices: Ajay Raina, Shobha Ghosh. A thousand words: Tells the personal story of a quiet Vietnam War veteran and how his children attempt to understand him. The great cheesesteak debate: A war wages in the streets of Philadelphia - who has the best Cheesesteak? Rosalie's journey: An Aboriginal woman's life changes when she is plucked from obscurity to star in the 1955 acclaimed film 'Jedda'. Texas hospitality: Examines the final meal requests from a number of executed prisoners from the state of Texas. Journeys: Explores the universal issues of space and human relations in over-populated Bombay. Foxhole: The paths of two decorated soldiers take an unexpected turn after meeting on the battlefields of Vietnam. DVD 5976

Vol. 4: Miles above (2004) / a film by Mike Welt -- In the shadow of Eden (2004) / written, directed, narrated and edited by Rachael Romero -- Good morning, Yokohama (2003) / directed by Satoshi Ono -- Small town secrets (2004) / a Frameline release; directed by Katherine Leggett -- Cheeks (2004) / producer, Drew R. Figueroa, Tal Sharon; directors, Tal Sharon & Daniel Barcelowsky -- Good times (2005) / directed by Alessandro Cassigoli & Dalia Castel. Miles above: When the shuttle Columbia crashed from the sky it was documented from many points of view and largely by amateurs. In the shadow of Eden: The director comes to grips with the abuse she suffered at the hands of her religion-fixated father. Good morning, Yokohama: Captures rush hour in one Japanese city as hordes of workers funnel through turnstiles and jockey for seats on the trains. Small town secrets: Tells a personal story of growing up with closeted gay parents in a small Midwestern town. Cheeks: Meet Joe Cheek, folk musician, retro-fashion plate and dedicated son of two paranoid schizophrenic fundamentalists. Good times: Traces the evolution of Israel's security wall that runs through the center of Abu Dis. DVD 5977

Vol. 5: Afloat / director, producer, Erin Hudson (2005) -- The angelmakers / director, producer, Astrid Bussink (2005) -- High Plains winter / director, producer, Cindy Stillwell (2006) -- Send me somewhere special / director, Darren Hercher; producer, Julia Baldwin (2006) -- Stand like still living / director, producer, Peter Jordan (2006) -- The intimacy of strangers / director, Eva Weber; producer, Samantha Zarosa (2005) Afloat: From the intimate vantage point of a senior community swimming pool, water and time suspend both body and memory. This film travels underwater and above water to create a gentle meditation on growing old, staying young, and living life. The angelmakers: Tells the forgotten story of a large group of Hungarian women who killed their husbands with arsenic in 1929. High Plains winter: This short film captures the lunar quality of the western winter landscape. Amid the great expanses of sky and snow, we find the unusual sport of ski-joring and an unlikely visual comment on the fading cultural isolation of the west. Send me somewhere special: What happens when you point the camera at ordinary people and get a conversation going that would never take place otherwise? Absorbing in its randomness and suspenseful in its daring, this extraordinary personal journey searches for answers to life's persistent questions of love and happiness. Stand like still living: Set in a San village in western Botswana, the film follows the lives of two people affected by AIDS and achieves a rare feat: to capture the rhythms of two human beings standing on that precarious yet luminous doorway between life and death. The intimacy of strangers: A story of life, love, loss, and hope--told entirely through the overheard mobile phone conversations of random strangers--weaves seemingly unrelated conversations into a cohesive documentary narrative. DVD X2934

Gegenbilder (GDR Underground Films 1981-89)
Compiled by Claus Loser. The state had a monopoly on film production in East Germany, but it was not absolute. An underground film scene, made up of painters, poets, musicians and performance artists flourished from the 1970s through the 1980s outside official channels. Presented here are ten films from this expressive and provacative film world. Contents: Hommage a La Sarraz, Lutz Dammbeck (1981); September, September, Gino Hahnemann (1986); Draped in white, Cornelia Schleime (1983); Samuel, Cornelia Klauss (1984); Report, a comment on a comment, Volker Lewandowsky (1987); Little Angel, Thomas Frydetzki (1985); Necrology, Claus Loser (1985); 7x7 facts about the life of the poet Tohm di Roes in present climes, Thom di Roes (1983); Hello Berlin, Thomas Werner (1987); Konrad! The mother said, Ramona Koeppel-Welsh (1989). 90 min. Video/C 7150

Get It While You Can(2002)
Directed by Ira Sachs. A portrait of the filmmaker's father, an American businessman on a quest for money and women in modern Moscow. 28 min. Included on DVD 5635

Giving Care (2008)
Directed by Clarissa de los Reyes. Cast: Banaue Miclat, Arthur Acuña, Roger Batasta. In this short drama an undocumented caregiver must choose between going home to the Phillipines to attend her father's funeral or continue in her role as the one that everyone depends on. 11 min. DVD X2234

[Gonzales, Richard] Selected Works
Short comedic sketches by actor/director Richard Gonzales originally from the San Fernando Valley. Contents: Mystery man (2003, 8 min.) -- Idiots (2003, 8 min.) -- Capt Undergarments (2004, 8 min.) -- Dare Geryd (aka Daregeryd) (2003, 8 min.) DVD X6969

La gordiranfla (Mexico, 2008)
Directed by Anwar Safa. Cast Norberto Gallegos, Catalina López, Rodrigo Oviedo. A comic short about a compulsive gambler who looses his truck from which he makes a living selling gorditas (Mexican corn cakes). 18 min. DVD X7357
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Gordo (2006)
Directed by Vince Navarro. Cast: Harold Cannon, Hannah Cordero, Cesar Deniz. Jorge 'Gordo' Fuentes, a hard-working, gifted taco maker from Mexico leaves his wildly popular taco stand and travels to America where he hopes to establish a successful Mexican restaurant in order to earn enough money to bring his family up north. Gordo arrives in California where he stays with his cousin Joel who recognizes Gordo's taco talent and lands him a job at the local franchise of Cinco de Taco, a national food chain. Appalled at how the chain makes tacos, Gordo sneaks his own ingredients into the fast food restaurant and prepares tacos the way he did in Mexico... 26 min. DVD X6989
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Grand Canyon(1958)
Academy award winning short. Scenes from the Grand Canyon set to Ferde Grofé's "Grand Canyon Suite." Directed by James Algar. DVD 2220
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[Greenaway, Peter]The Early Films of Peter Greenaway. Disc 1
A collection of Peter Greenaway's early avant-garde films created between 1969 and 1978. A series of highly innovative and witty short films which are immensely playful and take pleasure in outlandish detail, fake erudition and corkscrew narratives. Contents: A walk through H (1978, 41 min.) -- H is for house (1976, 9 min.) -- Windows (1974, 4 min.) -- Intervals (1969, 6 min.) -- Dear phone (1976, 17 min.) -- Water wrackets (1978, 11 min.) DVD 2374

Guernica(1950)
Directed by Alain Resnais. "On April 26 1937 the small Basque town of Guernica was bombed without warning by the German aviation. Two thousand people, all civilians, got killed. Like millions all over the world, Pablo Picasso was shocked and he translated his emotion into a magnificent but terrifying picture bearing the name of the martyred city. This film does not only comment on the painting, it also gives it a new life through frantic camera and sound effects." [IMDB] 13 min. Included on DVD X96
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Guy(USA | France, 2007)
Directed by Alonso J. Lujan. Cast: Yhuki Abe, Defne Enc, Franck Lascombes. Guy suffers silently through life's daily assaults, but all this changes one day when the appearance of (Genghis), an oriental warrior disrupts the monotony and causes him to question his very existence. Presented at the International Latino Film Festival held in the San Francisco Bay Area. 7 min. DVD X7363
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Halfmoon (Halbmond)(Germany, 1995)
Directors: Frider Schlaich and Irene von Alberti. Cast: Samir Guesmi, Khaled Ksouri, Sondos Belhassen, Veronica Quilligan, Sam Cox, Said Zakir, Mohammad Belfquih. Three short stories by the American expatriate, Paul Bowles, are brought to sinister life - Merkala Beach; Call at Corazon; and Allal. All are haunting films that capture the essence of Bowle's vision of humanity and his love of strange, colorful locals. Based three short stories by Paul Bowles. DVD X154

[Hammer, Barbara] Films of Barbara Hammer, 1: Lesbian Humor.
A collection of six films (1974-1987) spanning the career of this filmmaker. "Hammer's satiric use of technology corresponds well with the Eighties repression of sexual expression." Contents: Menses (10 min.) -- Superdyke (20 min) -- Our Trip (4 min.) -- Sync Touch (10 min.) -- Doll House (3 min.) -- No No Nooky T.V. (12 min.). c1989. 59 min. total running time. Video/C 2740

Journal articles about Barbara Hammer

[Hammer, Barbara] Films of Barbara Hammer, 2: Lesbian Sexuality.
A collection of four films, including the landmark Dyketactics, the first lesbian lovemaking film to be made by a lesbian. Contents: Dyketactics (1974, 4 min.) -- Multiple Orgasm (1976, 10 min.) -- Double Strength (1978, 16 min.) -- Women I Love (1976, 27 min.) 57 min. total running time. Video/C 2741

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[Hammer, Barbara] Films of Barbara Hammer
Contents: Parisian blinds (1984) -- Tourist (1984-85) -- Optic nerve (1985) -- Place mattes (1987, 8 min.) -- Endangered (1988, 22 min.). Five experimental short films. Parisian Blinds and Tourist: Two films investigating the nature of spectator perception in an unfamiliar environment, questioning the perceptual experience of mass tourism. Optic nerve: A powerful personal reflection on family and aging in a meditation created on her visit to her grandmother in a nursing home. Place Mattes: Explores the space between reaching and touching. Animation and optical printing are used to create travelling mattes for places, confounding the difference between external and internal. Endangered: An exquisite film etched with acid presenting the fragility of birds and animals from the Galapagos Islands. Video/C 8476

Happiness(2006)
Director, Sophie Barthes. Cast, Elzbieta Czyzewska. A Polish American woman buys a box of happiness in a store and cannot decide what to do with it. 11 min. DVD 8071
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[Haptas, John and Samuelson, Kristine]Wrong Place, Wrong Time: The Aftermath of a Random Street Killing
A deeply affecting portrait of Stephen Moses, a young art student who was shot dead at a phone booth in a random shooting. The voices of the friends he left behind are heard as we see images of his art work in a posthumous exhibit. They remind us of the transience of life, and how quickly tragedy is forgotten in a society inured to violence. 10 min. 1987. DVD 9574

[Haptas, John and Samuelson, Kristine]Empire of the Moon
Empire of the Moon wryly deconstructs the experience of being a tourist and the yearning to possess the magic of a place. Paris, gorgeously photographed in black-and-white, is the setting for cultural explorations ranging from the mundane to the sublime, as visitors trek from icon to icon, snapping the same photos, climbing the same steps, and at times experiencing the transformative wonder they came to find. 1991. 17 min. DVD 9574

[Haptas, John and Samuelson, Kristine]Riding the Tiger
A haunting and lyrical evocation of the hubris, despair and devastation of the American war in Vietnam. Archival film -- both gorgeous and chilling -- and footage of a B-52 graveyard are combined with the voices of GIs, Vietnamese villagers, and journalists, which add human counterpoint to the remarkable images onscreen. Not a treatise, not a polemic, but an artful reminiscence that makes eloquent sense of a dark and troubling time. 1999. 34 min. DVD 9574

[Haptas, John and Samuelson, Kristine]The World as We Know It
The World as We Know It was made in response to a call put out to the American documentary community in the weeks after 9/11 for short films addressing that tragedy and its aftermath. "9/11: The flags come out and we go to war. Smart bombs or not, just war or not, both the guilty and the innocent die -- as they always have, in appalling numbers, through the centuries." 2001. 4 min. DVD 9574

The Hard Guy (aka Tough-guy)(1930)
Directed by Arthur Hurley. Cast: Spencer Tracy, Katharine Alexander. An unemployed man hangs around his flat. Finally he puts a pistol in his pocket and walks out, leaving his wife in fear. Hearing gunshots but it is not her busband. He has pawned the gun and returned with food for the baby. 6 min. Supplementary on DVD 3511
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[Harris, Harris] The Films of Hilary Harris
Contains four short films by the documentary filmmaker Hilary Harris, one of the pioneers of time-lapse photography, as well as information about him. Includes the film "Organism," an epic vision of New York City shot over 17 years (1959-74), during which time Harris pioneered and contemporized time-lapse film making techniques to achieve a unique experiential view of the world. Contents: Organism (col. and b&w, 20 min., 1975) -- 9 Variations [9 variations on a dance theme] (b&w, 13 min., 1966) -- Highway (b&w, 5 min., 1958) -- Longhorn (b&w, 4 min., 1951) -- About the filmmaker: Television interview with Hilary Harris by Amos Vogel (b&w, 27 min., 1964). DVD 9954

Heroes (2000)
Directed by Eduardo Moral. Cast: Jeffrey Dunn, Chuck Brinig, Ken MacDonald, Kevin Moore, Carl Charroux. Old Jimmy knows he's about to die, but before he does, he wants to tell his grandson a story about his own childhood....and the game of "hero" he played with his brother. 23 min. vhs 999:3969
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[Herzog, Werner] Short Films by Werner Herzog
Contents: Die grosse Ekstase des Bildschnitzers Schneider = The great ecstasy of the sculptor Steiner (45 min.) (1975) -- How much wood would a woodchuck chuck -- : beobachtungen zu einer neuen Sprache (45 min.) (1977) -- La Soufrière : warten auf eine unausweichliche Katastrophe = La Soufrière : waiting for an inevitable catastrophe (30 min.) (1977). Three short documentaries from the 1970's by the director Werner Herzog. Die grosse Ekstase des Bildschnitzers Schneider is about Walter Steiner, a Swiss woodcarver and world class ski jumper. How much wood can a woodchuck chuck is a visit to the annual world championship of livestock auctioneers in the Amish country of Pennsylvania. La Soufrière is about the anticipated eruption of a volcano on the Caribbean island of Guadeloupe and Herzog's experience when he chooses to stay behind when everyone else evacuates. DVD 4628

[Herzog, Werner] Under the Ice
A documentary examining the ancient practice of Sturgeon Spearing in Wisconsin. We help viewers see why fishermen spent hours on a frozen lake for a small shot at spearing a pre-historic fish. 29 min. Included on DVD X793

[Herzog, Werner] Werner Herzog, Documentaries and Shorts
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[Hidalgo-de la Riva, T. Osa] Selected films and Shorts
Selected films and shorts by Osa Hidalgo-de la Riva. Her works explore the representation of Chicanas in films and videos and lesbianism in various cultures. Contents: Disc 1: 1. Amor en Aztlan (1987, 5 min. musical montage) / U.C. Santa Cruz with Ruben Blades music "Motherland" -- 2. Primitive and proud (1992, 17 min., In English) /Part II of Mujeria sequel -- 3. Olmeca rap (1990, 5 min.) / Part I of Mujeria sequel -- 4. Two spirits: native lesbians & gays (1992, 26 min.) / co-produced with Deep Dish TV, Royal Eagle Bear Productions, Mona Smith and Third World Newsreel -- 5. Primitive and proud (1992, 17 min., In Spanish) / Part II of Mujeria sequel -- 6. Transformation (1989, 5 min.) / found footage experiment with Nona Hendryx music "transformation" -- 7. Zone 4: a prison poem (1998?, 5 min.) -- 8. Marginal eyes: or Mujeria fantasy #1 (2000?, 17 min.) -- Disc 2: The power of 13 (Re-generations), (2006, 3 min.) Directed by Osa Hidalgo-de la Riva. 100 min. DVD X1086

The Hire: A Series of 8 Short Films
A collection of related short films created by some of the movie industry's best talent. In each film, Clive Owen stars as the Driver, whose skill behind the wheel becomes critical to the film's plot. Sub-stories provide an underlying plot linking each film to the next. Contents: Hostage / John Woo -- Ticker / Joe Carnahan -- Beat the devil / Tony Scott -- Ambush / John Frankenheimer -- Chosen / Ang Lee -- The follow / Wong Kar-Wai -- Star / Guy Ritchie -- Powder keg / Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu. Directors: John Woo, Joe Carnahan, Tony Scott, John Frankenheimer, Ang Lee, Wong Kar-Wai, Guy Ritchie, Alejandro Gonzalez-Inarritu. DVD 2173

Une histoire d'eau(France, 1961)
A short film by François Truffaut and Jean-Luc Godard. "A young woman is going to Paris by bus, but when she steps out of her house she discovers that her garden and the whole village is flooded with water. With a boat and a bike she succeeds to reach a dry spot in the village. There a young man in a car offers her a lift. They drive around in circles, trying to find a way out of the area, but all ways are blocked by the water. Concurrently with the ever rising water the emotions within the two young people also start rising. At last they find their way out of the flooded area. When they reach Paris and the young woman looks up at the Eiffel Tower, she knows that she is going to spend the night with this man/" [IMDB] Included on DVD X1689

Hold Up(USA /France, 2006)
Director, Madelein Olnek. In this short film a robber is after more than money at a convenience store hold up. 6 min. DVD 6508
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Hole in the Soul (Rupa u dusi)(1994)
Directed by Dusan Makavejev. A tragicomic autobiographical short film, originally made for the BBC.
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The House(1963)
Directed by Robert Wilson. Included on DVD 8902

[Howard, Ron] Short Films by Ron
Included on DVD 2312
The Deed of Daring Do (1969)
Cast, Clint Howard.
Cards, Cads, Guns, Fore and Death(1969)
Cast, Clint Howard.
Old Paint (1969)
Cast, Clint Howard, Bill Conklin.

Hua yang de nian hua (Hong Kong / China, 2000)
Directed by Kar Wai Wong. Hua Yang De Nian Hua consists of a 2m 28 second montage of scenes from vintage Chinese films, most of which were considered lost until some nitrate prints were discovered in a California warehouse during the 1990s, set to a song from the soundtrack of Wong's In the Mood for Love Included on DVD 1156

Hyperreligion
A series of microstories/pieces including documentaries, false documentaries, videoarte, and other styles created by independent filmmakers in Spain.

Contents: Violeta y el espacio / José Ramón da Cruz (2:40) -- Albert y el mar / José Ramón da Cruz (0:55) -- Soli y el cielo / José Ramón da Cruz (2:10) -- Eme y el mal / Uge Tardón (1:20) -- Mhaled y la tierra (antes de marzo) / Evangelinne (1:00) -- Galvan y el vacio / Alberto Zucco (2:36) -- Martin, los demás y el aire / Maria Martin (0:55) -- Miguel y la vida / Maria Martin, Henry Molano y José Ramón da Cruz (1:08) -- Zacarías y el milagro / José Ramón da Cruz (1:50) -- La familia y el dia / Luis Vidal-Guinea (2:10) -- Rocio y la mirada / Antonio Maria Garcia (1:00) -- Josefica y los suenos / Pepa G. Ramos (2:36) -- Matías, aurora y el instante / José Ramón da Cruz (1:25) -- Tobias, Walter y el dolor / Cosme Puertas (3:00) -- Mhaled y la tierra (después de marzo) / Evangelinne (1:00) -- Hypervida / José Ramón da Cruz (5:30) DVD X6997

The Illustrated Man (1969)
Directed by Jack Smight. Cast: Rod Steiger, Claire Bloom, Robert Drivas, Don Dubbins, Jason Evers, Tim Weldon, Cristine Matchett. A carnival roustabout and weaver of tales has been almost entirely "illustrated" with tattoos which become the settings for an anthology of strange science-fiction stories. Based on the anthology by Ray Bradbury. 103 min. DVD 6841
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Indebted (2005)
Directed by Jose Rosete. Cast: Jose Rosete, Dona Wood, Katie McKinley-Colman. Ramon battles many issues in his life, including alcoholism, financial debt, and his own insecurities. As a result, his relationships with his ex-wife and daughter suffer. All of this has taken a toll on him and Ramon contemplates giving up on life altogether. Presented at the International Latino Film Festival held in the San Francisco Bay Area. 15 min. DVD X4041
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Jack Daniels(2005)
Director, Miguel Creus. A drama examining the impact of a man's drunken behavior on his wife and child. 7 min. DVD X6986

Jesus Henry Christ(2003)
Directed by Dennis Lee. Henry, a scholarship student with unconventional convictions in a strict Catholic school, is once again sent to the headmaster's office. 7 min. DVD 6310
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[Jones, Geoffrey]The Rhythm of Film
Since the 1950s Geoffrey Jones has often used the industrial short to express his unique art. In such films as Snow and Rail, and Trinidad and Tobago images react, combine and dance together to create a living pulsing journey. In his final BTF film Locomotion, the entire history of the British railways is illustrated through an accelerating frenzy of rhythm. Snow (1963, 8 min.); Rail (1966, 13 min.); Locomotion (1975, 15 min.); Trinidad and Tobago (1964, 19 min.); Shell Spirit (1962, 2 min.); This is Shell (1970, 8 min.); Seasons project (12 min.); A chair-a-plane Kwela (3 min.); A chair-a-plane flamenco (6 min.); plus a 31-min. interview with Geoffrey Jones. DVD 6204

The Junky's Christmas
Directed by Nick Donkin and Melodie McDaniel. Featuring the voices of William S. Burroughs, Jon Blumb, Wes Pittman, Lou Propst, Steven Lowe. The Junky's Christmas: Part claymation and part live action, depicts a story by William S. Burroughs written in 1952. Danny the car wiper is a desperate character who has just been released from jail on the upper west side of Manhattan, searches for a fix on a cold Christmas day. His story ends in a revelation that even Danny could never have thought possible. Ironbound: A story about a boy who finds an old sailor and an ironbound submarine in a junkyard, underscored by songs from Joe Jackson's Night music. Traveling light features the music of Van Morrison. 68 min. DVD DVD X3574

The Katrina Experience: A Collection of Short Films
An eye in the storm (USA, 2006, 20 min.) / directed by Neil Alexander -- Still standing (USA, 2006, 7 min.) / directed by Paola Mendoza -- New Orleans furlough (USA, 2006, 10 min.) / directed by Amir Bar-Lev -- After Katrina: rebuilding St. Bernard Parish (USA, 2006, 22 min.) / directed by Adam Finberg. Eye on the storm: A stunning video diary offering up first person accounts that go way beyond the television coverage, beginning from the day the hurricane barreled its way into the lives of New Orleans' residents through their struggles to make sense of the aftermath. Still standing: A filmmaker comforts her Columbian grandmother as they examine the wreckage of her home in Waveland, Mississippi after the hurricane. The vulnerability of the foreign and the elderly is poignantly revealed, as well as this grandmother's surprisingly indomitable spirit. New Orleans furlough: A member of the National Guard returns from Iraq and sees in New Orleans' devastation a new mission. But his personal demons make him as dysfunctional as our own government was in coping with the tragedy. After Katrina: rebuilding St. Bernard Parish: A sensitive elegy to a working-class community's destroyed neighborhood and its passionate commitment to rebuild. We are offered intimate views of the nitty-gritty challenges that confront its residents. DVD 6048

[Kawamoto, Kihachiro] The Exquisite Short Films of Kihachiro Kawamoto
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[Keuken, Johan van der] Johan van der Keuken: The Complete Collection

For longer films by van der Keuken, see Experimental/Avant Garde videography

Volume 1/Disc 1: Contents: [I]. I [love] $ (1986, 140 min.) -- [2]. Beauty = Det schoonheid (1970, 21 min.) -- [3] Even stilte = A moment's silence = Un moment de silence (1960-63, 10 min.) I [love] money: New York, Geneva, Hong Kong and Amsterdam are major hubs of the world's economy. Great amounts of money circulate there, and whereas poverty is ubiquitous in the streets of New York, Geneva carefully protects its wealth behind impeccable facades. No one is unaffected by the myth of the all-powerful Dollar: the under-privileged struggle to survive talking about their unattainable dream, while businessmen, from the safe distance of their offices, lay down the tenets of the financial philosophy. Beauty: The dream world of a faschist spy named Beauty who destroys himself by attempting to impose a rigid working order on the world. The recurring themes of van der Keuken's work -- time, violence, the perception of reality -- are explored here with exceptional intensity. A moment's silence: One of John van der Keuken's first independent projects produced on an extremely modest budget. The coming and going of street traffic in Amsterdam slows and finally the city is immobilized. In the silence, short live sequences introduce simple poetic observations of a peaceful urban landscape. DVD 6638

Volume 1/Disc 2: Contents: Het oog boven de put = The eye above the well = L'oeil au-dessus du puits (1988, 90 min.) -- Lucebert, tijd en afscheid = Lucebert, time and farewell = Lucebert, temps et adieux (1962, 1966, 1994, 51 min.) -- The unanswered question = La question sans réponse (1986, 17 min.) -- On animal locomotion (1994, 15 min.) Eye above the well: Explores India's spiritual and economic condition, moving from the city to the countryside in the region of Kerala, as it focuses on the essence of that civilization. Captured without commentary by a gliding camera are a cacophony of distinctly nonwestern sights and sounds: the bustling city streets, the serene landscapes of the surrounding countryside, a family preparing for dinner, an elderly actor performing his mythological drama, a modest country moneylender traveling from village to village, young girls at their singing lessons. Lucebert, time and farewell: One of the greatest Dutch poets of the twentieth century, Lucebert was also a major painter who participated in the Cobra movement. This is van der Keuken's acclaimed triptych of three short films on Lucerbert produced in 1962, 1966, and 1994. Unanswered question: A didactic verse on the mechanic (or rather, organic) function of memory and therefore, also on cinema. On animal locomotion: An illustration of the human body in motion with music from the Dutch composer Willem Breuker. DVD 6639

Volume 2/Disc 1: Contents: Brass unbound (1993, 106 min.) -- Sarajevo film festival film (1993, 14 min.) -- Time / Work (1999, 11 min.) -- Johan van der Keuken: A documentary (1999, 52 min.) Brass unbound: A study of how colonized peoples have transformed the music of the colonialists into their own music of celebration and ritual. Filmed in Nepal, Surinam, Minahassa (Indonesia) and Ghana, the film is based on the musicological research of Rob Boonzajer Flaes. Sarajevo Film Festival Film: In the twentieth month of the siege, Sarajevo organizes a film festival, despite the critical situation admist winter and war. Van der Keuken presents Face Value and Brass Unbound and exploring with his camera, interviews the festival organizer. Time/Work: This montage of excerpts from van der Keuken's films shows the repetitive motions of various rural, craft, and industrial labors from around the world. Johan van der Keuken: a documentary: Van der Keuken retraces his steps from Amsterdam to Paris, recalling 40 years of cinema in the process, in this revealing documentary by Thierry Nouel. DVD X388

Volume 2/Disc 3: Contents: To Sang Fotostudio (1997, 33 min.) -- Living with your eyes / a documentary by Ramón Gieling (1997, 55 min.) -- Amsterdam afterbeat (1996, 16 min.) -- Interview / a documentary by Thierry Nouel (2001, 35 min.). To Sang Fotostudio: Shop owners of various ethnic backgrounds situated on the Amsterdam street where Chinese photographer Mr. To Sang has his photo studio want to have their portraits taken. Van der Keuken captures their many cultural exchanges on film. Livining with your eyes: Documentary about the making of To Sang Fotostudio, capturing the filmmaker's creative process. Includes interviews with critics and scholars who comment on van der Keuken's work. Amersterdam afterbeat: Outtakes from Amsterdam Global Village. Interview/documentary by Thierry Nouel: In this conversation the filmmaker reveals his ideas, assesses his life of creativity and reflects on his travels and work. DVD X390

Volume 3/Disc 1: Contents: The new ice age (1974, 80 min.) -- Four walls (1965, 22 min.) -- Velocity 40-70 (1970, 25 min.) -- The wall (1973, 9 min.) -- Springtime : three portraits (1976, 42 min.). Four walls: As Amsterdam is going through a serious housing crisis the filmmaker reflects on the relationship between home and mental space. Velocity 40-70: While interviewing a survivor of Auschwitz, van der Keuken reconsiders the war by images of the present and presents a lucid observation of the realities of today. The film is preceded by an interview with the filmmaker. The wall: One misty October morning a community in Amsterdam comes together to paint an enormous fresco on one of the walls of a norrow street in the neighborhood. Springtime : three portraits: "Snapshots" taken in Western Europe of people who each in their own way, are living examples of the economic tensions of the mid 1970s. DVD X402

Volume 3/Disc 2: Contents: Diary (1972, 78 min.) -- The white castle (1973, 78 min.) -- Bert Schierbeek/ The door (1973, 11 min.) -- Vietnam Opera (1973, 11 min.). Summary Diary: Filmed in Cameroon, Morocco, and Holland, this first part of a triptych is dedicated to defining the relationship between poor countries (the developing Southern hemisphere) and rich countries (the industrialized North). White castle: The principal theme of this second part of the North-South triptych is the destruction that marks our existence, and the isolation and despair that are the bitter fruits of "the system." The film weaves itself through three locations: a Spanish island frequented by tourists, a community center in a ghetto of Columbus, Ohio and two factories in the Netherlands. Bert Schierbeek/ The door: An anthology of the work of Dutch poet Bert Schierbeek, inspired by the disappearance of his wife. Vietnam opera: In 1973, a group of Vietnamese actors has come to Amsterdam in the framework of a major demonstration in support of the liberation movement. Here, van der Keuken juxtaposes this naive spectacle with images of overfed Dutchmen filmed in a market street in Amsterdam. DVD X403

Volume 3/Disc 3: Contents: Paris a l'aube (1960, 10 min.) -- Blind child (1964, 24 min.) -- Beppie (1965, 38 ,min.) -- Herman Slobbe/ Blind child 2 (1966, 29 min.) -- Big Ben/ Ben Webster in Europe (1967, 31 min.) -- The spirit of the time (1968, 42 min.) -- The cat (1968, 5 min.) Paris a l'aube: A lyrical ode to Paris filmed at dawn, made in collaboration with James Blue and set to music by Derry Hall. Blind child: What is a blind child's perspective on reality? Van de Keuken spent two months in a Dutch school for the blind investigating this question. Beppie: Recounts the adventures of a ten-year-old Amsterdam girl as the filmmaker follows her through her daily life in the city. Herman Slobbe/ Blind child 2: Filmed two years after Blind Child, this second film on blind children focuses more specifically on one young boy approaching puberty who must struggle to find his own way. Big Ben/ Ben Webster in Europe: A look at the personality and talent of Ben Webster, the American jazz and blues saxophonist based in Amsterdam. Spirit of the time: The filmmaker's camera captures the spirit of the sixties in this examination of the hippy movement and protests against the war in Vietnam. The cat: A series of "cosmic" observations of the filmmakers cat, accompanied by a text on the necessity of innovation in expression and communication in cinema. DVD X404

[Kieslowski, Krzystztof] Krzystztof Kieslowski Short Documentaries

Factory (Fabryka) (Poland, 1970)
Documentary revolving around the Polish situation on an industrial level at the tail-end of the 1960s: it alternates between stark images at a metallurgic foundry and a board-room meeting among the various executives involved in its management. 17 min. Included on DVD 6605

Hospital (Szpital) (Poland, 1976)
24 hours in the life of a hospital from the point of view of the doctors and nurses. 22 min. Included on DVD 6605

Railway Station (Dworzec) (Poland, 1980)
This proved to be one of the director's last shorts which, again, follows the model of his previous efforts -- depicting the buzzing activity at a public place. 14 min. Included on DVD 6605

Concert of Requests (Koncert zyczen) (Poland, 1967)
A young couple leave a lake campsite on motorbike at the same time as a bus full of youths. The boy accidently loses a tent along the road which is picked up by those in the bus who offer a trade of the tent for his girl. 15 min. Included on DVD 6605

The Office (Urzad) (Poland, 1966)
"In an office processing pension applications, people wait. Clerks give instructions and explanations, finding fault with each document presented. People smoke, standing in line with papers in hand. A clerk sharpens a pencil methodically. Papers are stamped, further instructions given. Someone makes tea. The clerks take their break while people wait quietly. Papers have been stacked, sorted, placed in folders, and filed - row upon row, shelf upon shelf of files. Enervation is all." [IMDB] DVD 4185

Talking heads(Gadajace glowy) (Poland, 1980)
In 1980, the late Krzysztof Kieslowski interviewed a number of ordinary Poles (born at various times over the preceding 100 years), asking them who they were and what they wanted from life. The results were assembled into this short film. What strikes one today, whether it is a sign of communist Poland at this time, or merely of Kieslowksi's own fascination with moral questions, is how sombre and serious most of the answers are: no-one says they want to sleep with a film star or make a quick million. It's also noticeable how similar the answers are, despite the great age difference of the participants. The best answer is fittingly the last one. [IMDB] 16 min. DVD 4182

Killer Mirindas (Mirindas asesinas)
Directed by Álex de la Iglesia. "A man comes into a bar in which there's only one other customer and asks the bartender to serve him a Mirinda (a Spanish orange drink). But then he refuses to pay for it, saying that the bartender had never warned him that he would have to; when the bartender insists, the man takes out a rifle and kills him. Then he asks the other customer to keep serving him more Mirindas, and therefore this other man sees himself forced to replace the bartender, for fear of what the killer will do to him if he doesn't." [IMDB] Included on DVD 9838
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Killer Snake (2004)
Directed by Elpidia Carrillo. Cast: Julie Carmen, Elpidia Carrillo,Tricia Cruz, Erlinda Orozco, Tom Todoroff. Trapped in a Hollywood bubble, Latina actresses find themselves in a world of competition and despair. They religiously perform their rituals of exercise and dedication to beauty, each struggling with age, weight and the loneliness of Los Angeles. 25 min. DVD DVD X7356
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Killervator (2002)
Directed by Patrick Lim. "Killervator" (2002, 10 min.) is a tribute to B-grade horror movies. See what happens to two film students in the final hours before their disappearance. Second feature "Choice" (2002?, 23 min.)is an expletive-driven account of three young people pouring out their screwed up lives to each other during a steamy night of pot and alcohol. Non-US format DVD (PAL). DVD 5140
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The Kinda Sutrar (2009)
This documentary short explores the eternal question: how are babies made? A diverse collection of people, from kids to seniors, reveal their misconceptions about conception. Kama-Sutra-inspired animation brings these stories to life, highlighting the universal confusion about sex and what it actually takes to make one of us. Directed by Jessica Yu. 8 min. DVD X4771

[Kluge, Alexander] Alexander Kluge: Short Films

Alexander Kluge bibliography

Der Eiffelturm, King Kong und die weiße Frau & Mann ohne Kopf Der Eiffelturm, King Kong und die weiße Frau: A typical magazine from the start-up period of the independent television window in private broadcast TV. All traditional possibilities for expression in film and many types of television are experimented with: Editing, collage, multiple exposure, narrative interlacing. Mann ohne Kopf: Ballads and murder ballads are elemental narrative styles that are the precursor to the cinema. They relate destinies and emotion. Contents: Disc 1. Deutschland/Germany 1988-1990: Die Afrikanerin oder Liebe mit tödlichem Ausgang = The African woman or Love with a deadly finale (1988, 24 min.) / DCTP, 10 vor 11/Ten to Eleven -- Die Guillotine oder die Kategorie der Plötzlichkeit = The guillotine or the category of suddenness / 10 vor 11, Spiegel TV News & Stories, DCTP Magazin (1988, 24 min.) -- Der Eiffelturm, King Kong und die weiße Frau = The Eiffel tower, King Kong, and the white woman (1988, 24 min.) / 10 vor 11/Ten to Eleven, DCTP News & stories -- Antiquitäten der Reklame = Artifacts of advertising (1988, 24 min.) / DCTP, 10 vor 11/Ten to Eleven -- Das Fliegerlied = The pilot's song (1988, 22 min.) / DCTP, 10 vor 11/Ten to Eleven -- Wilde Nacht mit Mond = Wild night with moon / DCTP; Prime Time Spätausgabe (1990, 16 min.) Disc 2. Deutschland/Germany 1994-2008: Mann ohne Kopf : die Lücke, die der Teufel lässt = Headless man : the space left by the devil (2007, 2 min.) -- Woher stammt das Lied "Die Fahne hoch" = What is the origin of the song: "The flag on high"? (1994, 9 min.) -- Die Zeit, die vergehen muß, damit eine Zuschauermenge Initiative ergreift = The time that must pass before an audience takes the initiative (2007, 4 min.) -- Bleib steh'n, Wanderer, und lies = Stop stranger and read / DCTP News & stories; Balladenmagazin mit Texten von Durs Grünbein, H.M. Enzensberger und von unbekannten Autoren (Cut edition, 1996, 15 min.) -- Nur Gott hat zugesehen : die stärke einfacher Bilder = Only God witnessed it : the power of simple images (cut edition, 2002, 12 min.) / DCTP, 10 vor 11/Ten to Eleven -- N.Y. Ground Zero (2002, 2 min.) -- Raubengel = Preying angel (2007, 1 min.) -- Der Untergang der Titanic = The sinking of the Titanic (2003, 15 min.) -- Solange die Notenblätter reichen = As long as the sheet music lasts (2007, 2 min.) -- Die Rache der betrogenen Braut = The revenge of the betrayed bride (1994, 13 min.) -- Die neun Unzertrennlichen = The inseparable nine (1994, 3 min.) -- Amok. Das Ende der Einfühlung = Amok. The end of empathy (2002, 45 min.). DVD X769

Triebwerk-Husten / Engine Cough (11 min.), 1996 -- Lernprozess mit todlichem Ausgang / Learning Process with a Deadly Outcome (1 min.), 1998 -- Der Tag ist nah / The Day is Nigh (15 min.), 1997-- Raumfahrt als inneres Erlebnis / Spaceflight as an Internal Experience (15 min.), 1999 -- Das gab's nur einmal (1 min.), 2006. DVD 8159

Nachricht vom Filmfestival in Venedig 1966 / News from the 1966 Venice Film Festival (1 min.), 1966 -- Brutalitat in Stein / Brutality in Stone (11 min.), 1961 -- Ein Liebesversuch / An Experiment in Love (13 min.), 1998 -- An Vertov / For Vertov (1 min.), 1998 -- Disc 2. Gelegenheitsarbeit einer Sklavin / Part-time Work of a Domestic Slave / starring Alexandra Kluge (87 min.), 1973 -- Lehrer im Wandel (11 min.), 1963 -- Sam remembers Papa Kong (1 min.), 2006. DVD 8160

Biermann-Film (1974; 3 min.) -- Portrat einer Bewahrung = Policeman's lot (1964; 12 min.) -- Die Frau auf dem Schlachtfeld (2006; 1 min.) -- La Habanera (2006; 1 min.) DVD 8165

Nachrichten von den Staufern (22 min.), 1977 -- Neonrohren des Himmels (1 min.), 1998 -- Die Menschen, die das Staufer-Jahr vorbereiten (39 min.), 1977 -- 100 Jahre deutscher Rhein (1 min.), 1988. DVD 8166

Auf der Suche nach einer praktisch-realistischen Haltung (12 min.), 1983 -- So tuckisch sind Friedensschlusse (1 min.), 2006. -- Disc 2. -- Große Reiche muss man leiten wie man kleine Fischlein brat (15 min.), 1993 -- Sturm uber Agypten (1 min.), 2006. DVD 8170

Frau Blackburn, geb. 5. Jan. 1872, wird gefilmt (13 min.), 1967 -- Ein Arzt aus Halberstadt (29 min.), 1970 -- Besitzburgerin, Jahrgang 1908 (11 min.), 1973 --Nach jedem Untergang kommt ein Dampfer (1 min.), 2006. DVD 8177

Hinrichtung eines Elefanten (15 min.), 2000 -- 5 Stunden Parsifal (1 min.), 1998 -- Disc 2. Die unbezahmbare Leni Peickert = Undomitable Leni Peickert (33 min.), 1970 -- Die traurige Nachricht (1 min.), 2006. DVD 8178

Minutenfilme = Minute Films; Der flexible Unternehmer = The Flexible Entrepreneur; Die Liebe stöis previous effortsrt der kalte Tod = Cold Death Interrupts Love; Wer immer hofft, stirbt singend = He Who Hopes dies Singing; Eine Frau wie ein Vulkan = A Woman Like a Volcano; Der Offizier als Philosoph = The Officer as a Philosopher -- Rennen = Racing (9 min.), 1961 -- Protokoll einer Revolution = Transcription of a Revolution (12 min.), 1963. DVD 8171

E. A. Winterstein, Fire Extinguisher
11 min. DVD 8171

Koza(Turkey, 1995)
Directed by Nuri Bilge Ceylan. Due to some painful experiences of their past, an old couple at their seventies live separately. One day they come together again. But the meeting which they hope will heal the lingering pain doesn't give the expected results. 20 min. Included on DVD 3663
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Kurt Vonnegut's Monkey House
Based on original stories by Kurt Vonnegut. Series producer, Jonathan Goodwill; director, Brad Turner. Originally broadcast as 2 episodes on the television series Kurt Vonnegut's monkey house in 1991-1993.

Vol. 2: Contents: All the kings horses / director, Allan King; writer, Stan Daniels (1991, 25 min.) -- The Euphio question / Director, Gilbert Shilton; writer, Jeffery Cohen (1991, 25 min.) -- Next door / Director, Paul Shapiro; writer, Jeremy Hole. (1991, 25 min.) All the kings horses: Len Cariou, Miguel Fernandes, Don S. Davis, Linda Darlow, Robert Wisden. The Euphio question: Gordon Clapp, Donnelly Rhodes, Jackson Davies, Lynne Cormack. Next door: Kaj-Eric Erikson, Timothy Webber, Charlene Fernetz, Jason Scott. 78 min. Video/C 6083

Vol. 2: Contents: Epicac: Ally Sheedy, Garwin Sanford, Stan Daniels (voice of Epicac). Fortitude: Frank Langella, Malcolm Stewart, Yvonne Lawley. More stately mansions: Madeline Kahn, Stuart Margolin, Teresa Woodham. The Foster portfolio: John Cryer, Katie Wolfe, Nick Blake. Epicac: In this amusing tale of a most unusual love triangle, Lisa Kilgallen is being courted by a coworker, but intellectually, she is better suited to a computer named Epicac. Betrayal and confusion ensue, but Lisa works out a novel solution and finds the true marriage of body and soul. Fortitude: Actor Geoffrey Demarest is shocked to receive one million dollars from an elderly fan. He visits her at a medical clinic where she is a patient but finds she is only technically alive. She is helplessly disembodied because of a lucrative bargain made earlier with her doctor. With Demarest's help, she gives the doctor a taste of his own medicine. 52 min. Video/C 6084

Vol. 3: Contents: More stately mansions / writer, Chris Haddock (1993, 25 min.) -- The Foster portfolio / writer, Jeremy Hole (1993, 25 min.) More stately mansions: Madeline Kahn, Stuart Margolin, Teresa Woodham. The Foster portfolio: John Cryer, Katie Wolfe, Nick Blake. Originally broadcast as 2 episodes on the television series Kurt Vonnegut's monkey house in 1993. More stately mansions: When Anne and Alan move to their new home, their persistent neighbor quickly takes over the redecorating. The couple gets more than they bargained for when things take a bizarre turn. The Foster Portfolio: A washed up investment advisor and his assistant learn that some things aren't what they seem. Their client has a million dollar secret he's keeping from his wife. But after a little snooping, the pair discovers another shock. 52 min. Video/C 6085

The Last Man in Brooklyn(2006)
Directed by Roberto Bentivegna. The year is 2092. The world has torn itself apart with nuclear weapons. In what's left of Brooklyn, New York, two men live a lonely coexistence. One is scarred by the searing radiation of atomic bombs, the other a miraculously unscathed drifter bent on cruelty for his own foul pleasure. Then, she comes along... 9 min. DVD 7914
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[Leigh, Mike] Two Short Films
Sense of history: In this short the 23rd Earl of Leete (Jim Broadbent) shows us the vast estate of the house of Leete and recounts the family history. (1992, ca. 22 min.) Short and curlies: A short comedy about the romance between a young woman and a man who communicates only through jokes and humor. (1988, ca. 18 min.) DVD X6790

[Leslie, Alfred] Alfred Leslie: Cool Man in a Golden Age: Selected Films
Contents: Pull my daisy: G-String Enterprises; adapted, photographed and directed by Robert Frank and Alfred Leslie; written by Jack Kerouac. The last clean shirt: Czé Zléyiuz Edu Filméei presents; [produced, photographed, written and directed by Alfred Leslie]; subtitle texts by Frank O'Hara. Birth of a nation: film by Alfred Leslie; [text by Frank O'Hara]. USA: poetry, Frank O'Hara: Thirteen/WNET; [directed by Richard O. Moore]. A stranger calls at midnight: Edu Filmii and Klopstokia Worldwide. Cast: Pull my daisy: Allen Ginsberg, Gregory Corso, Mooney Peebles, Peter Orlofsky, Larry Rivers; narrated by Jack Kerouac. The last clean shirt: Ruth Cazalet, Richard White. Birth of a nation: John Ahearn, Miles Forest, Dorothea Rockburne, Charlotte Bellamy, Karen Peters, Willem de Kooning. USA: poetry, Frank O'Hara: Frank O'Hara, Alfred Leslie. A stranger calls at midnight: Alfred Leslie. Pull my daisy: Milo is a railroad brakeman, his wife a painter. They have some poet friends who spend a good bit of time hanging out at their apartment. When Milo and his wife are visited by their bishop, they naturally would like their friends to be on their best behavior. But poets will be poets. The last clean shirt: A couple drives around Manhattan in a convertible. Birth of a nation: Originally filmed in 1965, this film was largely destroyed in a fire. Leslie recovered 14 minutes of footage and some sound elements in this 2007 restoration. The film is a wild counterculture opera which included inter-racial marriage, a claustrophobic ménage a trois, lesbian parents, masturbation, suicide, a number of musical interludes and apparently lots of telephones ringing. DVD X1747

Lick the Star(1998)
Directed by Sofia Coppola. Explores the politics of four middle school girls during a pivotal time in their lives. Their campaign: poison the boys in their school in a secret plan codenamed Lick the Star. 14 min. DVD 6329
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Light Feet: a Raramuri Tale (UK, 2008)
Directed by Oskar Laffont. Cast: Esaus Chavez Palma, Anna Palma Loya, Ramon Chavez Rodrigues. In this fantasy film a Raramuri boy travels to the city after the death of his father. 14 min. DVD X6985
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Little Terrorist(India / UK, 2004)
Directed by Ashvin Kumar. A 10-year-old Pakistani boy mistakenly crosses the border with no way of getting back. 15 min. DVD 6354
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The Littlest Diplomat (1937)
Directed by Bobby Connolly. Cast: Sybil Jason, Lumsden Hare. "At an outpost near Peshawar, gruff Colonel Hardwick wants to put down the local rebellious Khan with bullets and bayonets, but the British government wants to try diplomacy, so Sir Harmon, the civilian leader, orders Hardwick to make no belligerent moves. The outpost is paid an unannounced visit by Sybil Hardwick, the colonel's granddaughter. The charming Sybil, an orphan of about seven, is strong-willed, so when her grandfather orders her to stay in her room, she leaves through the window. She's soon picked up by the Khan's men. The colonel defies Sir Harmon and rides with his men toward the Khan's encampment intent on shooting up the place and rescuing Sybil. A surprise awaits." [IMDB] 19 min. Included on DVD 6805
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La lucha (UK, 2007)
Directed by Alex Madia Levi. Cast: Berta Helena Solorzano. Out of a desolate landscape emerges Leticia, a hard-edged woman living in current day Cuba. Smart, sexy and outspoken, with an irreverent sense of humor and a strong sense of dignity, Leticia, a cabaret pianist, approaches a foreigner to offer sexual 'services'. Instead she agrees to be interviewed by the foreigner who is an Italian journalist, and reveals all her insecurities, fears and dreams. 15 min. DVD X7014
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Lucky(UK, 2005)
Directed by Arvie Luthra. Produced in South Africa, this short film tells the story of Lucky, an AIDS orphan desperate to leave his rural Zulu village for the bright lights of Durban. Full of excitement and hope, he has to learn about life the hard way through an unlikely bond with a racist Indian neighbor. 18 min. DVD 6722
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Lulú la del pez (Mexico, 2008)
Director: Manolo Caro Serrano. Cast: Martha Cristiana. Lulú's goldfish is not just a pet -- it is her friend and confidante. She tells it all about her love life, relationship troubles and more. 9 min. DVD X6984
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Lumière et Compagnie.
Filmmakers: Gabriel Axel, Theo Angelopoulos, Vicente Aranda, Merzak Allouache,John Boorman, Bigas Luna, Youssef Chahine, Alain Corneau, Costa-Gavras, Raymond Depardon, Francis Girod, Peter Greenaway, Michael Haneke, Lasse Hallstrom, Hugh Hudson, Idrissa Ouedraogo, James Ivory, Ismail Merchant, Gaston Kabore, Abbas Kiarostami, Cedric Klapisch, Andrei Konchalovsky, David Lynch, Patrice Leconte, Louis Lumière, Claude Lelouch, Claude Miller, Lucian Pintilie, Arthur Penn, Jacques Rivette, Jerry Schatzberg, Spike Lee, Helma Sanders, Fernando Trueba, Nadine Trintignant, Liv Ullmann, Jaco van Dormael, Regis Wargnier, Wim Wenders, Zhang Yimou, Kiju Yoshida.

To commemorate the Centennial of the Lumière Brothers' first motion picture, 40 of the world's leading international filmmakers created their own one minute Lumiere film. Using the restored original camera, each director offered his own signature style to the film. These exciting eclectic shorts are combined with intriguing interviews with the filmmakers. 88 min. DVD X4059; Video/C 999:1611

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[Lynch, David] The Short Films of David Lynch
Some of the earliest short films of David Lynch, American film producer and director; the modern day master of the surreal and macabre. Contents: Six men getting sick (1967, 4 min.) -- The alphabet (1968, 4 min.) -- The grandmother (1970, 34 min.) -- The amputee (1973, 5 min., 4 min.) -- The cowboy and the Frenchman (1987, 26 min.) -- Lumiere (aka: Lumi?ere et compagnie) (1995, 55 sec.) DVD X671

[Maddin, Guy] Short Films
Included on DVD X429

It's My Mother's Birthday Today

Footsteps

Magnolia Creek (2004)
Directed and edited by Reina Solunaya. Cast: Chay Santini, Chichi Nnadi. Shows the beginnings of a tender relationship between a hispanic woman and a black man. 9 min. DVD X7021

Make a Wish(USA | Palestine, 2006)
Directed by Cherien Dabis. "Mariam, an 11 year-old Palestinian girl, begs her mother for the extra money she needs to buy a cake at the local bakery. Her mother begrudgingly relents, but when Mariam arrives at the bakery, she realizes that she still doesn't have enough money. Determined to get the cake, she sets out to brave the obstacles and land some cash, but her initial efforts are futile. In an act of desperation, Mariam enlists the help of her younger sister, and together, they come up with a scheme to try to raise enough money to buy the cake in time. In Make A Wish, what begins as a simple trip to the bakery turns into a journey that depicts not only the subtle tensions of a politically charged environment, but also illustrates the grief that can only result from growing up under occupation." [IMDB] 12 min. Included on DVD X2506

[Makhmalbaf, Mohsen] Mohsen Makhmalbaf Short Films

Images from the Qajar Dynasty (Iran, 2001)
Directed by Mohsen Makhmalbaf. Cast: Niloufar Pazira, Hassan Tantai, Sadou Teymouri, Hoyatala Hakimi. Inspired by the true story of Nafas, an Afghan-born Canadian journalist who returns to her homeland in a desperate attempt to reach her sister who, overcome with grief after being injured by a landmine and despairing over the Taliban's oppression of women, has vowed that she will commit suicide. Clothed in the traditional burka, Nafas enters Afghanistan where she encounters bandits, corpse-robbers, marooned exiles, overwhelmed Red Cross workers, and hordes of land-mine victims. 85 min. DVD 1616; also on DVD 3529
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School Blown Away by the Wind (Iran, 1996)
Directed by Mohsen Makhmalbaf. The school for nomad children seen in the film Gabbeh, is the subject of this heartwarming drama. An old man visits the classroom, and at first mistaken for an inspector, eventually is revealed as a former teacher of nomad children who has stopped by to refresh his memories of this happy time in his life. 8 min. (With "Images from the Qajar Dynasty.") DVD 3529; vhs 999:2968

Ma'loul Celebrates Its Destruction (Ma'loul fete sa destruction)(1985)
Directed by Michel Khleifi. Ma'Loul is a Palestinian town in Galilee. In 1948 it was destroyed by the Israeli armed forces. Once a year, the former inhabitants have a picnic on the site of the destroyed village. 30 min. Included on DVD 5823

Mama Said(2004)
Directed by Yasmina Cadiz. Cast: Sandra Marquez, Danielle Medina, Rigoberta Ortega This short presents a moving portrait of an abandoned young girl with a remarkable will to survive. 8 min. DVD X7036
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The Man Without a Country(1936)
Directed by Crane Wilbur. "In this classic story, US Army Lt. Philip Nolan is upset with his assignment to a remote outpost with no possibility for promotion. He intends to join Aaron Burr, who plans to form a new country in the lands west of the Mississippi River. Before he can get away, Nolan is charged with treason. At his court martial, he angrily tells the tribunal that he never wants to see or hear of the United States again. He gets his wish, and is sentenced to permanent, lifetime exile aboard US ships at sea. No crew member can mention anything about the United States within his hearing, and in the books he is allowed to read, all references to the United States are removed." [IMDB] Based on the story by Edward Everett Hale. 21 min. Included on DVD 5838
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Mangas (1997)
Directed by A. P. Gonzalez. Cast: Ulysses Cuadra, Eliana Alexander. Octavio, a seven-year-old boy from the jungles of Costa Rica, has been newly adopted by an American couple. When he unpacks his suitcase, his stuffed monkey Mangas comes to life, filling his bedroom with the rain forest of his homeland. One program in "a series of original dramas inspired by the fantastic elements of the Mexican and Latin American pulp novel tradition, where everyday reality is woven with other world surrealism." 27 min. vhs 999:3970
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María desaparecida (Missing María)(2007)
Directed by Bethynia Cardenas Iñiguez. Cast: Araceli Maria Gonzalez, Lucia Angela Perez, Teri Pluma. Based on the mysterious disappearances and tragic murder of hundreds of girls and women in the city of Juarez Mexico, this drama narrates the grief of one family after one of their own goes missing. Presented at the International Latino Film Festival held in the San Francisco Bay Area. 12 min. DVD X7376
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Mariposas en el estómago (Butterflies in the Belly) (Mexico, 2007)
Directed by Isaac Ruiz and Ibis Lopez y Eduardo Dueñas. Cast: Kathleen Tamayo, Christian Hernandez, Hector Garcia Angulo, Favio Montoya. Portrays the life of marginal characters in old Mazatlán. Mary, a deaf girl and transexual Cona are prostitutes in the old hotel where they live along with Memo, a blind alcoholic dedicated to the reading of cards. One night, a strange event leads the characters into a tragic denouement. SF International Latino Film Festival Collection. 23 min. DVD X2207

[Markey, David] Cut Shorts: A Collection of Short Films and Music Videos by David Markey form 1974-2004
Twenty short films of independent filmmaker David Markey spanning a career of 30 years, representing his unique and askewed view. Contents: The Devil's exorcist -- This is the space age -- Summer has been over for a long time -- America is waiting -- Plasticland -- Astro Turf -- Popcorn -- Stoner park -- Puppetears -- Lou believers -- Tina the party pooper -- Adolf 1990 -- Popcorn II -- Burning palms on Jennifer's coffee table -- Rap damage -- Grunge pedal -- The Posies "Ritchie Dagger's crime" -- Eyes Adrift "Alaska" -- Sonic Youth "I love you golden blue" -- The Boost II. 90 min. DVD X3868

Me la debes (Mexico, 2001)
Directed by Carlos Cuarón. A family of three, plus the maid and daughter's boyfriend look pretty normal on the outside. But in actuality, the are all having affairs with each other. The boyfriend is sleeping with the mother and daughter, and the father is sleeping with the maid. Do they all know about each other's affairs? 12 min. Included on DVD 1386

Metamorphosis: Beyond the Screen Door(1996)
Directed by Norith Soth. A man awakens one morning to find himself incapable of leaving his room. Since he financially supports his parents and teenage sister, this is a problem. His abusive boss keeps appearing to insult him, as if he was still at work. After awhile the family plots to get rid of the bedridden man. "The Metamorphosis" by Franz Kafka provides the ingredients for this pitch black comedy. 60 min. DVD X1676
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Mexican Dream (Mexico, 2007)
Directed by David Michán . Cast: Tizoc Arroyo, Cecilia Constantino, Jorge de los Reyes When Juan Pérez tries to cross the border into Arizona, he is attacked and seriously wounded by a group of Minutemen. Years later, he is working as a night guard in an underground parking lot, hoping to return to his home in Guerrero to see his family-- but he is constantly tormented by memories of his past and a series of strange events that will make him realize that his life is a nightmare. 30 min. DVD X7019
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Microfísica(Spain, 2008)
Directed by Joan Carles Martorell. Cast: Ruben Ametllé, Pau Carrasco, Cristina Gamiz. A young aeronautical engineer from Barcelona travels to Chicago with his girlfriend for a job interview. 15 min. DVD X6964
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Miente (Spain, 2008)
Directed by sabel de Ocampo. Cast: Sveta Zhukovska, Fernando Valdivieso, Nikolai Chilov. A woman puts herself in mortal danger by stealing a flute as a gift for her little sister. Presented at the International Latino Film Festival held in the San Francisco Bay Area. 15 min. DVD X7366
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Mirror Man
Directed by Thomas C. Grane. Glenn is an insurance broker obsessed with assessing risk, yet afraid to take a chance himself, but his sexy co-worker, Cheryl, is ready to risk anything to seduce him. 17 min. DVD 6331
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Les Mistons(France, 1957)
Directed by François Truffaut. Cast: Gérard Blain. Bernadette Lafont, Michel François. Depicts a group of pubescent boys whose admiration of a young girl takes on an edge of cruelty, with unforseen results. DVD 1727 (disc 5)
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[Monteiro, João César] Os quatro primeiros filmes (The First Four Films
Presents four early films of the director João César Monteiro. In these very low budget shorts one can immediately sense the chaotic indulgence in poetry through the film medium, a representation of upcoming genius. Contents: Sophia de Mello Breyner Andresen / produção, Ricardo Malheiro (1969, 17 min.) -- Quem espera por sapatos de defunto morre descalco = He goes long barefoot that waits for dead men's shoes / produção, João César Monteiro (1970, 33 min.) -- Fragmentos de um filme-Esmola = Fragments of an Alms-film / produtor, Henrique Espirito-Santo (1972, 72 min.) -- Que farei eu com esta espada? = What shall I do with this sword? (1975, 65 min.) DVD 5179

More(2000?)
Directed by Mark Osbourne. An old, tired inventor struggles to finish an invention that he hopes will give his life meaning. His world, and the world of those around him is transformed when his secret invention is completed. However, his subsequent success does not come without sacrifice. 6 min. DVD 6320

The Mother Hen (2008)
Directed by Carlos Griffin . Cast: Valerie Barriga, Denice Hicks. Dana Miller is a down and out widow who lives a solitary existence. Her world is turned upside down when she meets Paula Torres, a young Hispanic mother whose family has been torn apart by an immigration raid. When Dana agrees to provide a safe haven for her unexpected guest, an unlikely bond forms between the two women. 25 min. DVD X7045
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[Muhammad, Amir] Amir Muhammad's 6horts
Presents six short films by Amir Muhammad, a young film director from Malaysia. Here he presents short documentaries and experimental films on routine activities. Often imbued with a comic twist, his work cannot be categorised or defined as one particular genre. Contents: Lost (9.5 min.) -- Friday (8 min.) -- Mona (6.5 min.) -- Checkpoint (7 min.) -- Kamunting (15 min.) -- Pangyau (12.5 min.). Lost: is the story of just one of thousands of Malaysian identity cards that were reported missing. Friday: An afternoon spent at the National Mosque encourages thoughts both sacred and profane. Mona: A film about a notorious murderess who gets the radio-serial treatment. Checkpoint: A look at the complications of traveling in the post-Osama world, especially if you insist on traveling cheap. Kamuning: A visit to a prisoner of the Malaysian Internal Security Act in Kamunting jail. Paguau: A meditation on Cantonese lessons that reminds the author of his friend. DVD 6473

The Musicians (Muzykanci) (Poland, 1958)
Directed by Kazimierz Karabasz. A film about a single rehearsal of an amateur brass band made up of Warsaw tram drivers Included on DVD 6605

Na-Na (Cuba, 2003)
Directed by Patricia Ramos. Cast: Fernanda Rodríguez Pérez, Andy Fornaris Flores, Beatriz González. Tells the charming sotry of the brief meeting of two children from opposite socioeconomic status in Cuba. One, a girl from the countryside, the other, a boy from the city on his way to the United States. SF International Latino Film Festival Collection. In Spanish without English subtitles. 17 min. vhs 999:3904
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Nanay (2005)
Directed by Clarissa de los Reyes. Cast: Olga Natividad, Stephanie Schmiderer. In this short drama a Filipino nanny, left alone with the infant she cares for, attempts to recapture her lost motherhood. 5 min. DVD X2235

The National Film Board of Canada: A History
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New York Stores(France / UK / Germany / USA / Japan, 1991)
Directed by various directors. Cast: Contents: "Life lessons" produced by Barbara DeFina; written by Richard Price; directed by Martin Scorsese; director of photography, Nestor Almendros; "Life without Zoe" produced by Fred Roos & Fred Fuchs; written by Francis Coppola & Sofia Coppola; directed by Francis Coppola; cinematography by Vittorio Storaro; "Oedipus wrecks" produced by Robert Greenhut; written and directed by Woody Allen; director of photography, Sven Nykvist. A trilogy about life in the big city. "Life lessons" is the tale of a passionate painter torn between his obsession for his art and his infatuation with his sultry assistant. "Life without Zoe" is a wimsical fantasy of a very grown-up 12-year-old who brings charm and magic to life in New York. "Oedipus wrecks" is the story of a neurotic lawyer who cannot escape the influence of his mother. 1989. 124 min. DVD 2714

Night on Earth(France / UK / Germany / USA / Japan, 1991)
Directed by Jim Jarmusch. Cast: Winona Ryder, Gena Rowlands, Giancarlo Esposito, Armin Mueller-Stahl, Rosie Perez, Isaach De Bankolé, Béatrice Dalle, Roberto Benigni, Paolo Bonacelli, Matti Pellonpää, Kari Väänänen, Sakari Kuosmanen, Tomi Salmela. A collection of five stories involving cab drivers in five different cities. Los Angeles - A talent agent for the movies discovers her cab driver would be perfect to cast, but the cabbie is reluctant to give up her solid cab driver's career. New York - An immigrant cab driver is continually lost in a city and culture he doesn't understand. Paris - A blind girl takes a ride with a cab driver from the Ivory Coast and they talk about life and blindness. Rome - A gregarious cabbie picks up an ailing man and virtually talks him to death. Helsinki - an industrial worker gets laid off and he and his compatriots discuss the bleakness and unfairness of love and life and death. 128 min. DVD 8431
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A Ninja Pays Half My Rent(2003)
Directed by Steven K. Tsuchida. A short comedy about a guy who is searching for a new roommate and finds the perfect one in a ninja. 5 min. DVD 6312
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The Nine Mile Walk(2003)
Directed Alvaro Brechner. After a night of discussion, Adrian goes out convinced to break up with his girlfriend. Walking around the streets of Madrid, he gets into everything one can do on a hot summer night. 20 min. DVD X6999
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No C4 for Daniel-Daniel (Pas de C-4 for Daniel-Daniel)(1989)
Directed by Rémy Belvaux, André Bonzel, Benoît Poelvoorde. Student film by the makers of the film "Man Bites Dog." Included on DVD 2814
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The Oath(2000?)
Directed by Tjebbo Penning. A prisoner is found unconscious in a cell. What happens next in this powerful short film raises poignant questions about freedom and choice. 11 min. DVD 6339
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Ocurrido en Hualfin (It Happened in Hualfin)(Argentina, 1966)
Directed and edited by Raymundo Gleyzer. This trilogy of short films presents an emotionally moving examination of the generational cycle of poverty of indigenous workers in Catamarca, Argentina. Gleyzer's student thesis film. 2008. 50 min. DVD 9572

Ok End Here(1963)
Directed by Robert Frank. Cast: Martin La Salle, Sue Ungaro, Sudie Bond, Joseph Bird, Nick Solovioff, Anita Ellis. A short fictional film about a crumbling romantic relationship. The characters are often only partially visible or physically separated by walls, doors, reflections, or furniture, and the camera relays the story with little rhyme nor reason. 32 min. DVD 9965

[Olmi, Ermanno] Gli anni Edison: documentari e cortometraggi : 1954-1958
In his long career, Ermanno Olmi has never ceased to direct, write, and invent documentaries. These short films focus on an Italy that explodes, campaigns that die, and work changes. Contents: Dialogo tra un venditore di almanacchi e un passeggiere (11 min., 1954) -- La pattuglia del Passo San Giacomo (14 min., 1954) -- La diga del ghiacciaio (11 min., 1955) -- Manon finestra 2 (13 min., 1956) -- Michelino 1^(0) B (aka. Michelino 1A B) (44 min., 1956) -- Il pensionato (10 min., 1958) -- Tre fili fino a Milano (25 min., 1958). DVD X2697

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Ester: Ein Purimspiel in Berlin (2002)
Told by György Konrád and specified of immigrants from the countries of Central and South-East Europe, a documentary about the courage it takes to immigrate and adjust to another country. 31 min. DVD X7328
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The Specimen(2002)
Directed by Ulrike Ottinger. Cast: Hanns Zischler, Raymond Wolff, Thorsten Heidel, Heidi von Plato, Eva Ebner, Boris Raev, Sissi Tax. And in this cabinet" the head of the museum says, "you will find something very unique; in fact unique and one-of-its-kind in all of the USSR: the specimen of a philistine from the year nineteen-o-five." A tsarist civil servant of high status , the philistine, before the revolution, ... falls in a deep, lethargic sleep. When, 20 years later, he wakes up and finds himself in a post-revolutionary still young Soviet Union, he is stunned and shocked. But a philistine always finds his way..." 10 min. DVD X7330
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Still Moving(2002)
"In a place far away and close by things live on by virtue of memory and the meanings bestowed upon them by human beings. My archive of objects is equal to the no less real archive of my memory. They animate each other and bring forth ever new and unexpected images and ideas. It is as if one were watching, as it takes shape, the play of thinking with its infinite interconnections." -- Director's Web site. 29 min. DVD X7329
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Superbia: der Stolz (2002)
Cast Delphine Seyrig, Irm Hermann, Else Nabu, Renate Schlesier, Ting-i Li, Hisao Saito, Margie Ellgaard, Gabriele Heidecker, Wolfgang Petrick. "Superbia : Pride is the first of the seven deadly sins. The introduction is made through early allegorical forms and figures (triumphal procession, dance of death, Baroque tragedy etc.) The triumphal procession of the giant haystack as a symbol of human vanities becomes a military parade of abrupt, functional and arrogant gestures. The most diverse musical fragments and rhythms intone the montage of details in the staged triumphal procession, juxtaposed with documentary images, including marches, ticker-tape parades and military review." -- Director's Web site. 15 min. DVD X7327

Usinimage (1987)
Images of the industrial architecture and city landscape of Berlin interspersed with feature scenes from Ulrike Ottinger's Berlintrilogie. 11 min. DVD X7326
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On Killing(2007)
Directed by Andres Torres-Vives. Cast: DaShawn Barnes, Zak Kilberg, Sarah Lilly. The film tells the story on Michael, a soldier returning from Iraq whose younger brother Gabriel has decided to join the military. When Michael learns of his brother's decision, he starts to tumble from reality and eventually does the unthinkable- he creates a dirty bomb, in the desperate belief that it will keep his brother at home. Presented at the International Latino Film Festival held in the San Francisco Bay Area. 18 min. DVD X7367
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[Ozon, François] A Curtain Raiser and Other Shorts
A curtain raiser (Un lever de rideau): Bruno and his friend Pierre are waiting for Rosette in Bruno's Parisian bachelor flat. She is late again, but this time, Bruno's mind is made up: if Rosette makes them wait for more than 45 minutes, it will be over between them. Cast: Mathieu Amalric, Louis Garrel, Vahina Giocante. (2006) (30 min.) X2000: The first morning of the new millennium. Three naked couples sleep, make love, and awake in an empty skyscraper littered with party debris. The world is silent and pregnant with new possibilities. Cast: Denise Schropfer Aron, Bruno Slagmulder. (1998) (5:00) Bed scenes (Scènes de lit): Seven bed scenes around various couples. A series of liberated comic sketches on sexual etiquette, unbridled passion, and post-coital after tastes. Cast: Valérie Druguet, Camille Japy, François Delaive, Evelyne Ker, Loïc Even, Lucia Sanchez, François Genty, Pascale Arbillot, Margot Abascal, Bruno Slagmulder, Sébastien Charles. (1997) (26:00) Little death (a petite mort): A devastating look at family relations. Paul, a young photographer who specializes in capturing men in ecstasy, hasn't spoken to his father in years. When his sister persuades him to visit his dying father in the hospital, Paul discovers that he can never escape his origins. Cast: Camille Japy, François Delaive, Jacques Martial. (1995) (26:00) Truth or dare (Action vérité): Four teens discover the pain and excitement of emerging sexuality while playing a harmless children's game. Cast: Farida Rahmatoullah, Aylin Argun, Fabien Billet, Adrien Pastor. (1994) (4:00) A Rose between us (rose entre nous): An eccentric British woman picks up a young apprentice hairdresser on a wild night in Paris. Cast: Rodolphe Lesage, Sasha Hails. Victor: François Genty, Isabelle Journeau. (1994) (27:00) Victor: A young man of good breeding keeps his dead parents in the bedroom of their sumptuous family cottage. Then begins a rebirth full of discoveries. DVD X4099 (1993) (14:00) DVD X4099

Paddle to the Sea (Canada, 1966)
Directed by Bill Mason. A young Native American boy carves a small wooden man into a canoe. Follows the adventures of the tiny craft as it forges its own path from Lake Superior through the Great Lakes and down to the Atlantic Ocean. A thrilling journey across the waves and rapids of North America. Based on the book by Holling C. Holling. 28 min. DVD X4081
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[Painlevé, Jean] Science Is Fiction: The Films of Jean Painleve
Early poetic pioneer of science films, Painleve explored a twilight realm of vampire bats, seahorses, octopi and liquid crystals. Painleve made more than 200 science and nature films and was an early champion of the genre. This 2-disc collection brings Yo La Tengo's score together with the films of Painleve for the first time on videodisc. Contents: Disc 1(120 min.): Acera or The witches' dance (1972) -- The love life of the octopus (1965) -- How some jellyfish are born (1960) -- Liquid crystals (1978) -- The seahorse (1934) -- Shrimp stories (1964) -- Hyas and stenorhynchus (1929) -- Methuselah (1927) -- Sea urchins (1954) -- The vampire (1945) -- Blue beard (1938). -- Disc 2 (95 min.): Yo la Tengo : the sounds of science. Special features: Introduction by Dr Michael Abecassis -- Two short films by Percy Smith: The birth of a flower (1910) and The strength and agility of insects (1911) -- A short film by Adrian Klein: Colour on the Thames (1935). 215 min. DVD 8458

Paletas (2007)
Directed by George Damian. Cast: Anthony Garibai, Yvanne Castañeda. Carlos is a "paletero" (popsicle man) who encounters mischievous children and a gorgeous señorita as he pushes his heavy cart through the streets and hills of San Diego. 8 min. DVD X7022
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Paris, je t'aime (I Love Paris) (2006)
The world's top directors and some of America's top stars create a panoramic portrait of Paris in these 18 short films about the City of Lights. Each filmmaker brings their own personal touch, underlining the wide variety of styles, genres, encounters and the various atmospheres and lifestyles that prevail in the neighborhoods of Paris. Disc 1: Behind-the-scenes featurette; previews; Disc 2: 18 behind-the-scene featurettes; video & split screen; storyboard. Quartier des Enfants Rouges / written and directed by Olivier Assayas -- Quartier Latin / directed by Frederic Auburtin, Gerard Depardieu; written by Gena Rowlands -- Quais de Seine / directed by Gurinder Chadha; written by Paul Mayeda Berges, Gurinder Chadha -- Tour Eiffel / written and directed by Sylvain Chomet -- Tuileries / written and directed by Ethan Coen, Joel Coen -- Bastille / written and directed by Isabel Coixet -- Père-Lachaise / written and directed by Wes Craven -- Parc Monceau / written and directed by Alfonso Cuaron -- Porte de Choisy / directed by Christopher Doyle; written by Christopher Doyle, Gabrielle Keng, Kathy Li -- Pigalle / written and directed by Richard LaGravenese -- Quartier de la Madeleine / written and directed by Vincenzo Natali -- 14th arrondissement / directed by Alexander Payne; written by Nadine Eid, Alexander Payne -- Montmartre / written and directed by Bruno Podalydès -- Loin du 16ieme / written and directed by Walter Salles, Daniela Thomas -- Place des Fetes / written and directed by Oliver Schmitz -- Place des Victoires / written and directed by Nobuhiro Suwa -- Faubourg Saint-Denis / written and directed by Tom Tykwer -- Le Marais / written and directed by Gus Van Sant. Additional directors, Frederic Auburtin, Gerard Depardieu, Gurinder Chadha, Sylvain Chomet, Joel Coen, Ethan Coen, Isabel Coixet, Wes Craven, Alfonso Cuaron, Christopher Doyle, Richard LaGravenese, Vincenzo Natali, Alexander Payne, Bruno Podalydes, Walter Salles, Daniela Thomas, Oliver Schmitz, Nobuhiro Suwa, Tom Tykwer, Gus van Sant; music, Pierre Adenot. Fanny Ardant, Leila Bekhti, Melchior Beslon, Juliette Binoche, Seydou Boro, Steve Buscemi, Sergio Castellitto, Willem Dafoe, Gerard Depardieu, Cyril Descours, Marianne Faithfull, Ben Gazzara, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Bob Hoskins, Olga Kurylenko, Li Xin, Elias McConnell, Aissa Maiga, Margo Martindale, Yolande Moreau, Emily Mortimer, Florence Muller, Nick Nolte, Bruno Podalydes, Natalie Portman, Paul Putner, Miranda Richardson, Gena Rowlands, Catalina Sandino Moreno, Ludivine Sagnier, Barbet Schroeder, Rufus Sewell, Gaspard Ulliel, Elijah Wood. 110 min. DVD 8839
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Paris vu par Chabrol, Douchet, Godard, Pollet, Rohmer, Rouch (Six in Paris) (1965)
Cast: Barbara Wilkind, Barbet Schroeder, Micheline Dax, Jean-Michel Rouziere, Gilles Queant. Six short films present stories of different neighborhoods of Paris. "Saint-Germain-des-Pres," by Jean Douchet, is the story of the up-and-down relationship between a male model and an American coed. "Gare du Nord," by Jean Rouch, is a haunting twist-of-fate tale involving a suicidal handsome stranger. In "Rue Saint Denis," by Jean-Daniel Pollet, an experienced prostitute picks up a virginal dishwasher. In "Place de l'Etoile," by Eric Rohmer, a timid salesclerk thinks he has committed murder. In "Montparnasse et Levallois: un action film," by Jean-Luc Godard, filme par Albert Maysles, a woman is afraid she has mixed up letters to her two boyfriends. "La Muette," by Claude Chabrol, is the story of a young boy who finds a way to ignore his obnoxious parents. "Les cineastes ont ecrit les scenarios et les dialogues de leurs sketches." Special DVD features: Interviews with Barbet Schroeder, Jackie Ravnal. Albert Maysles, and Richard Brody 93 min. DVD X399; vhs 999:3228
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El patio (The Patio)(Argentina, 2004)
Directed by Milagros Mumenthaler. Cast: Augustina Merediz, Ailin Marmorato. Two teenage sisters fritter away a morning in the courtyard of their house spending the day waiting for a phone call. SF International Latino Film Festival Collection. 16 min. vhs 999:3903

Peach. (New Zealand, 1995)
Directed by Christine Parker. Cast: Tania Simon, Lucy Lawless, Joel Tobeck. Lucy Lawless is a truck driver who is attracted to a young Maori woman. 16 min. DVD 3615

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The Peddler (Dastforoush) (Iran, 1986)
Director/writer, Moshen Makhmalbaf. Three short tales set among the poor of contemporary Tehran describing a kindly but naive couple who want someone to adopt their baby, a mentally unstable man who lives with his invalid mother, and the last hours of a peddler suspected of betraying his friends. In Farsi, with English subtitles. First story adapted from The newborn by Alberto Moravia. 95 min. 999:1718
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Pequeños pedazos de ciudad (Little Pieces of the City) (Colombia, 2008)
Director: Helder Mauricio Carvajal. Cast: Maryury Guzman, Angelo Vani Garzon, Jorge Wilson Ruiz. A drama set in Bogota, Colombia about a young family desperately trying to raise the money needed to buy their baby some needed medicine. Presented at the International Latino Film Festival held in the San Francisco Bay Area. 22 min. DVD X7352
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El percance perfecto (2007)
Director: Stan Harrington. Cast: David Carreno, Matt Marquez, Sebastian Eslava, Monique Barajas, Maria Forero. Ernesto Palacio, the foremost Latino writer, decides after 2 recent flops to open his latest play in a small theater in Hollywood rather than Broadway or the West End. With a desire to cross language and cultural boundaries with his Spanish language play, and in an attempt to reach the masses, he pushes the envelope even further by casting two non-actors in lead roles...one, a hugely popular, female pop singer and the other a world renowned, Colombian, bullfighter. Fireworks and jealousy amongst the cast lead to mayhem during the opening night performance and despite believing that everything happens for a reason, Ernesto's faith is pushed to the absolute limit by this latest disaster. Presented at the International Latino Film Festival held in the San Francisco Bay Area. 30 min. DVD X5940
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The Perfect Human (Det perfekte menneske)(Denmark, 1967)
Directed, Jørgen Leth. "Like Life in Denmark, Good and Evil, and Notes on Love, sensible anthropological study is apparently on the programme, and in Leth's award-winning breakthrough it assumes an elegant, highly amusing form. Spanning a period of 22 years these films revolve skittishly around human nature, and apart from the more documentary Life in Denmark, each has actor Claus Nissen as Leth's artful alter ego. Nissen and Maiken Algren are in an empty white room with only the essential props for each scene. A bed, bedding, a table, chairs. "We are going to see the perfect human being in action", we hear, and Leth's voice puts descriptive or puzzled words to the little actions the film exhibits: the man touches his face investigatively, fills a pipe, cuts his nails, and gets undressed, but he does peculiar things, too: he jumps as if he is weightless, snaps his fingers in strange ways, and dances with exaggerated movements and no music. "Today, too, I had an experience that I hope I shall understand in a few days' time", he ponders. The whole film is staged with great clarity in its picture compositions with several characteristic zooms to indicate the bodily parts of the perfect human being, and emphasis on the light, boundless nothingness of the room. The soundtrack reveals tones of a clarinet touching on the stylistically consistent visuals. At its premiere at the Carlton cinema The Perfect Human was shown before Jean-Luc Godard's La Chinoise." [IMDB] 14 min. Included on DVD 3027
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Perpetual Emotion 101
A collection of short dramas by emerging Asian American filmmakers. Bangs: Presents a young girl's drastic response to peer pressure and media standards of beauty. Mouse: A mouse hunt takes top priority over a heated discussion about pregnancy. Kung Pao Chicken: How a Chinese chef proves that the chopstick is mightier than the fork. Lessons in defensive driving: An ordinary trip to the DMV becomes a downward spiral into spiritual gridlock. Fall 1990: Two young men are determined not to let dramatically different pasts dictate their future together. Contents: Bangs / a film by Carolynne Hew (8 min.) -- Mouse / a Greg Pak film (11 min.) -- Kung pao chicken / by Richard Kim (6 min.) -- Lessons in defensive driving / written and directed by Carla San Diego (6 min.) -- Fall 1990 / by Quentin Lee (35 min.) vhs 999:3794

Persistence
Directed, produced and written by James J. Cullinane. Henry is determined to keep a very important date: All this wheelchair-bound rebel must do is elude the nursing home's vigilant warden. 10 min. DVD 6344
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Pete-Roleum and His Cousins(1939)
Direced by Joseph Losey. Losey's directorial debut. Pete illustrates the many uses of oil in daily life, showing that the world depends on it. 25 min. Included on DVD 3606
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The Pick-up Artist (Der Aufreißer)(Germany, 2006)
Director, Steffen Weinert. Olli only wants to have noncommittal sex, but that becomes difficult when he meets the 6-year-old daughter of his one-night stand. 13 min. Included on DVD X1015

Pixar Short Films Collection
Experience these masterpieces of storytelling produced by Pixar Animation Studios. With revolutionary animation, unforgettable music and characters you love, these dazzling short films have changed the face of animation and entertainment. Contents: The adventures of Andre and Wally B. / writer, Alvy Ray Smith (1984, 2 min.) -- Luxo Jr. / director, John Lasseter [the first computer-animated short nominated for an Academy Award] (1986, 2 min.) -- Red's dream / director, John Lasseter (1987, 4 min.) -- Tin toy / director, John Lasseter (1988, 5 min.) -- Knick knack / director, John Lasseter (1989, 4 min.) -- Geri's game / director, Jan Pinkava (1997, 4 min.) -- For the birds / director, Ralph Eggleston (2000, 3 min.) -- Mike's new car / director, Pete Docter; voice, Billy Crystal (2002, 4 min.) -- Boundin' / director, Bud Luckey (2003, 5 min.) -- Jack-Jack attack / director, Brad Bird (2005, 5 min.) -- One man band / writer, directors Andrew Jimenez, Mark Andrews (2005, ca. 5 min.) -- Mater and the ghostlight / director, John Lasseter (2005, 7 min.) -- Lifted / director, Gary Rydstrom (2006, 5 min.). DVD 8744

Playground
Features three New York City teenagers who use the city as their playground. Rio, a skateboarder, Ashley, a basketball player, and Alex, a break-dancer, create their own entertainment from their urban environment. A film by Lauren Madow. Presented at the International Latino Film Festival held in the San Francisco Bay Area. 2004. 13 min. DVD X3725

[Plotnick, Danny] Warts & All: The Films of Danny Plotnick
Independent filmmaker Danny Plotnick roared into the underground film world in the 1980s. Fueled by his love of punk and alternative culture, he started making films that were pegged as bawdy, bad-mouthed and beautiful, straddling the line between high-brow and low-brow art. The films on this disc include Swingers' Serenade, a titillating tale of suburban sexual malaise; I, Socky, a rogue sock monkey hits the town on a big day out; Steel Belted Romeos, a turbo-charged tale of California road rage; Skate Witches, a glimpse into the world of a 1980s female skateboard gang; Flip About Flip, a tribute to comic genius Flip Wilson. Contents: Tour tips. Lesson #14, Beware the day off in New Orleans (2001, 2 min.) -- I, Socky (1998, 7 min.) -- Swingers' serenade (1999, 24 min.) -- Death Sled II. Steel belted Romeos (1990, 10 min.) -- Dumbass from Dundas (1988, 7 min.) -- Flip about Flip (1990, 4 min.) -- Skate witches (1986, 2 min.) -- Pipsqueak pfollies (1994, 24 min.) -- Sugarbutts (1987, 3 min.) -- Pillow talk (1991, 18 min.) DVD X2416

[Polanski, Roman] Roman Polanski Short Films
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Murder (Morderstwo)(Poland, 1957)
The camera shows us a door handle and the door's striker plate; from this angle, they form a cross. The door opens and in steps someone in a dark trench coat. He approaches a bed in the room, where a shirtless man sleeps. The intruder takes out a knife. His movements are without haste, but deliberate and efficient. Will his sleeping victim awake in time to offer resistance? [IMDB] 2 min.

Teeth Smile (Usmiech zebiczny) (Poland, 1957)
A man walks down the exterior staircase of building of flats; he's dressed to go out, taking care to wrap a scarf around his neck. He pauses as he passes a small window that's about eye high. He ventures to look in, and there a young woman stands at a washbasin, drying her hair, the towel that obscures her face her only covering. The peeping tom gets an eyeful and smiles; he's interrupted by a door opening, the flat's occupant bringing out empty bottles to place on the porch. The man pretends to leave, departing down the stairs, only to return to the window after the flat's door has closed. He again looks in the window, where a surprise awaits. [IMDB] 2 min.

Break Up the Dance (Rozbijemy zabawe) (Poland, 1957)
Youths get ready for a party, decorating the dance floor, cleaning out the fountain of a pond. That evening, the party starts and guests arrive: everyone has a ticket, and a guy at the gate, wearing a formal shirt, tails, and shorts, makes sure only those with tickets gain entrance. Some are in costume, some dressed informally, some in fancy clothes: everyone is there to have a good time. A group of tough-looking guys watch through the high fence while the band plays jazzy rock and couples dance or kiss. With the party in full swing, as the band plays "When the Saints Go Marching In," over the wall comes the gang. Is there any chance they'll join in the festivities? [IMDB] 8 min.

Two Men and a Wardrobe (Dwaj ludzie z szafa) (Poland, 1958)
Two men come up from the beach carrying a large wardrobe between them. They come up into the town but not only find that accommodation is difficult to come by with their wooden travelling companion but also that both women and men shun or mistreat them. [IMDB] 15 min.

The Lamp (Lampa) (Poland, 1959)
In waning winter light, a doll maker works in his shop, a kerosene lamp beside him, a jumble of dolls and doll parts, whole and broken, surrounding him. There are noises, too: a cuckoo clock chirps the workday's end. The artisan completes a repair and leaves, shuttering the shop from outside. Back inside, whispering begins. What else is in store for the shop's seemingly lifeless denizens? [IMDB] 8 min.

When Angels Fall (Gdy spadaja anioly) (Poland, 1959)
A church bell chimes. An old woman stops to feed pigeons on her way to work in the men's lavatory in the basement of a public building. She sits all day by the lavatory door as little dramas play out -- of illness, assignation, and routine -- a few tips her only acknowledgment. The sound of footsteps on the floor above her brings a reverie of her youth, when she was a beauty, the day a platoon of soldiers marched into her valley. As the day in the basement proceeds, she completes a set of memories that takes her from passion to maternal love to rejection and tragedy. Could there be more awaiting her on this day of remembering the fruit of her womb? [IMDB] 21 min.

The Fat and the Lean (Le gros et le maigre) (France, 1961)
A small and thin barefoot slave (played by Polanski) plays a flute and beats a drum to entertain his large master who rocks in a rocking chair in front of his mansion. The slave jumps and leaps like a madman, wipes his master's brow, feeds him, washes his feet, shades him from the sun with an umbrella and holds a urinal for him. [IMDB] 15 min.

Mammals (Ssaki) (Poland, 1963)
"Waiting for Godot" on ice and snow, without words. Against a barren winter landscape, a figure approaches: it's a man, pulling a small sleigh on which another man sits, plucking a dead bird. They stop to trade places; the one now on the sleigh takes out his knitting. Accidents, misunderstandings, disagreements, and an outright fight await our absurd protagonists as their trip to nowhere continues, first with one pulling, then the other. What if they were to lose the sleigh? What rules of civilization and partnership would guide them then? [IMDB] 10 min.

Polissons & galipettes
Presents a fresh and impertinent composition of twelve licentious short films from early last century. Back then, these oddities in the heritage of cinema were screened in the waiting rooms of brothels. Special features: Histoire du cinéma clandestin des maisons closes (45 min.) -- Tout art est érotique (29 min.) Short films originally produced in 1905-1935. 144 min. DVD X4897

Possible Films: Short Works by Hal Hartley, 1994-2004.
Contents: Opera No. 1 -- The other also -- The new math(s) -- NYC 3/94 -- The Sisters of Mercy -- Kimono -- Regarding Soon: interview with Hal Hartley -- Excerpts from Soon. Six previously unreleased short films and videos by Hal Hartley. From the quiet and thoughtful to the loud and ridiculous, this arresting collection of short works reveals the tireless experimentation, curiousity, and playfulness that lies behind his many feature films. DVD 4427

Le poulet (France, 1965)
Directed by. Claude Berri. About a boy whose parents bring home a new rooster to raise, for its nutritional value. But the little boy takes a liking to him and begins to tease his parents that the rooster is in fact laying eggs. This debut won Berri his only Academy Award and international fame overnight. In many ways, it set the tone for his first feature. Winner of Academy Award for Best Short Subject, 1965. DVD 8264
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[Prakosa, Gotot] Short Films, Videos and Animation Works
Contents: Meta meta (3 min.) -- Impulse (2 min.) -- Dialogue (3 min.) -- Jalur (11 min.) -- Non KB (2 min.) -- Koen faya koen (3 min.) -- Meta ekologi (15 min.) -- Genesis Genesis (11 min.) -- A=absolute, z=Zen (14 min.) -- Vancouver-Borobodur (20 min.) -- Wahyoe and his works (20 min.). Presents nine short films - originally produced on 16mm film, some of them animations - and two short videos, all by Gotot Prakosa, Indonesia's leading experimental short filmmaker. Most of the collection here is work done between 1974 and 1987 at the time he was a student and young teacher in the Faculty of Cinematography at the Jakarta Institute of the Arts. vhs 999:3583

Presentation, or Charlotte and Her Steak (Présentation ou Charlotte et son steak) (France, 1951)
Directed by Eric Rohmer. Charlotte is leaving. Before catching her train, she goes to her apartment for a quick snack -- a steak, as it happens. Walter accompanies her; the little time Charlotte will take to prepare and eat her steak represents his last opportunity to patch things up with her. A tall order, given the utterly unromantic circumstances. 12 min. Included on DVD 6054
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Pull My Daisy(1959)
Edited by Leon Prochnik, Robert Frank, Alfred Leslie; music composed and conducted by David Amram; adapted, and photographed by Robert Frank, Alfred Leslie. Cast: Mooney Peebles, Allen Ginsberg, Gregory Corso, Peter Orlovsky, Larry Rivers, Beltiane, David Amram, Alice Neal, Sally Gross, Denise Parker, Pablo Frank. Presents Jack Kerouac's adapted play; this version is widely acknowledged as a classic moment in American independent cinema, marked by Robert Frank's filmmaking debut. The film describes the moods and feelings of a group of poets and musicians meeting in a loft apartment on a Friday morning. Jack Kerouac speaks for all the characters and comments on their actions. 1959. 28 min. DVD 9964; vhs Video/C 4336

La puppé (2003)
Directed by Timothy Greenberg. A gentle parody and loving homage to Chris Marker's classic 1962 short La Jetée, La puppé is also a tale of loss, fate and man's reckless appetite for self-destruction --but with more jokes. Told in a series of starkly lit black-and-white still photographs, the film features a surprisingly nuanced performance from Marty, a little stuffed dog and the leading inanimate object working in film today. 10 min. DVD X2825
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Queens at Heart(1965)
"An amazing portrait of four male to female transsexuals, QUEENS AT HEART (1965) portrays a rare and poignant glimpse into pre-Stonewall transsexual life made by the Southeastern Pictures Corporation. Despite this film having been made with a mainstream lens, the subjects' journey is depicted with dignity and respect as they explore gender and sexuality. QUEENS AT HEART includes very early footage of drag balls in the New York area. The negative is lost and the only remaining print of this film was neglected and is now badly faded. Besides the usual challenges, film preservationists will need to focus intensely on color correction in order to properly restore the film." [OutFest] Included on DVD X238

Ray Bradbury Theater
Selections from the Canadian-produced television science fiction series by famed science-fiction author Ray Bradbury. All shows were written by Ray Bradbury, based on his original stories. Originally presented by Home Box Office Television for broadcast between 1985 and 1992.

Dwarf; Miracle of rare device; Lake; Tyrannosaurus rex; There was an old woman; Skeleton; Punishment without crime; And so died Riabouchinska; Haunting of the new; To the Chicago abyss; Veldt; Boys! raise giant mushrooms in your cellar; Pedestrian. Cast: Eugene Levy, Donald Pleasance, Alan Bates, David Ogden Stiers. DVD 5761 (disc 1)

Sound of thunder; Wonderful death of Dudley Stone; Hail and farewell; Here there be tygers; Touched with fire; Wind; Touch of petulance; Black Ferris; Long years; Exorcism; Mars is heaven; Murderer; Usher II. Cast: John Saxon, Eileen Brennan, Barry Morse, Hal Linden, Cedric Smith, Eddie Albert, Robert Culp, Timothy Bottoms. DVD 5761 (disc 2)

Toynbee convector; Day it rained forever; And the moon be still as bright; Colonel Stonesteel and the desperate empties; Earthmen; Zero hour; Utterly perfect murder; Happiness machine; Concrete mixer; Let's play poison; Dead man; Martian; Jar. Cast: Michael Hurst, James Whitmore, David Carradine, Kenneth Welsh, Harold Gould, Ben Cross, Jennifer Dale, Elliott Gould. DVD 5761 (disc 3)

Lonely one; Long rain; Anthem sprinters; Fee fie foe fum; Downwind from Gettysburg; By the numbers; Tombstone; Tomorrow's child; Silent towns; Some live like Lazarus; Sun and shadow; Great wide world over there; Handler. Cast: Joanna Cassidy, Lucy Lawless, Jean Stapleton, Robert Joy, Marton Csokas, Shelley Duvall, Michael J. Pollard, Tyne Daly, Carol Kane. DVD 5761 (disc 4)

Crowd; Marionettes, Inc.; Playground; Screaming woman; Town where no one got off; Banshee; Coffin; Gotcha!; Emissary; Man upstairs; Small assassin; On the Orient, north; Fruit at the bottom of the bowl. Cast: Drew Barrymore, Jeff Goldblum, William Shatner, Peter O'Toole. DVD 5761 (disc 5)

Rebus Film I(Germany, 1926)
Directed by Paul Leni. "This is a filmed crossword puzzle - 3 vertical and 3 horizontal so 6 riddles in all. Visual clues are given and it's up to the audience to solve the puzzle. Except for one of the words, it's pretty easy to solve - though kids might find it challenging. The film is about 15 minutes long and is quite snazzy - lots of camera movement, overlays, animation, all combined together - Leni pulls out all the stops and haves fun in the process." [IMDB] Included on DVD 1381

Rencontre unique(France, 2007)
Directed by Oliveira. Pope John XXII meets Nikita Khrushchev. 3 min Included on DVD X2159
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Recycling Film History: Found Footage Filme(Austria, 1992-2005)
A collection of avant-garde shorts originally produced in Austrian between 1992-2005. Definitely Sanctus / Sabine Hiebler & Gerhardt Ertl (1992, 4 min.) -- Welt Spiegel Kino - Episode 1 / Gustav Deutsch (2005, 30 min.) -- Passagen / Lisl Ponger (1996, 12 min.) -- Mirror mechanics / Siegfried A. Fruhauf (2005, 7 min.) -- S.O.S. Estraterrestria / Mara Mattuschka (1993, 10 min.)-- To the happy few / Thomas Draschan & Stella Friedrichs (2003, 4 min.) -- Verdrehte Augen / Dietmar Brehm (2002, 12 min.) -- Blah blah blah / Dietmar Brehm (2006, 12 min.) -- Happy end / Peter Tscherkassky (1999, 10 min.) -- Outer space / Peter Tscherkassky (1999, 10 min.) -- Passage à l'acte / Martin Arnold (1993, 12 min.) DVD 7736

Red Chewing Gum (Al Alka Al Hamara)(Lebanon, 2000)
Directed by Akram Zaatari. This erotic short is a love poem of sorts as one man recalls meeting another in an alley fifteen years earlier. There, alone in the alley together, they avidly watch a young street vendor chew his gum. 10 min. vhs 999:3225

Reel Baseball
A collection of two feature films (The Busher and Headin' home) and eleven short films from the silent movie era on baseball. Also includes a documentary essay (Early reel baseball) by Rod Edelman. Disc 1. Headin' home / featuring Babe Ruth (1920, 73 min). -- Babe Ruth Kinogram (Undated, 1 min.) -- His last game (1909, 12 min.) -- The ball player and the bandit / featuring Harold Lockwood; directed by Francis Ford (1912, 12 min.) -- Early reel baseball / by Rob Edelman. -- Disc 2. The busher / featuring Charles Ray, Colleen Moore, and John Gilbert; directed by Jerome Stern (sic) (1919, 55 min.) -- Casey at the bat or, The fate of a "rotten" umpire (1899, 1 min.) -- How the office boy saw the ball game (1906, 5 min.) -- Hearts and diamonds / featuring John Bunny (1914, 33 min.) -- One touch of nature / by Peter B. Kyne; featuring John J. McGraw (1917, 18 min.) -- Felix saves the day / animated cartoon by Pat Sullivan (1922, 7 min.) -- Casey at the bat / featuring DeWolf Hopper (1922, 6 min.) -- Butter fingers / featuring Billy Bevan and Andy Clyde; produced by Mack Sennett; directed by Del Lord (1925, 16 min.) -- Happy days / with Ethelyn Gibson and Billy Butts; directed by Arvid Gillstrom (1926, 14 min.) DVD 7218

Reel Talent: First Films by Legendary Directors
Discover the first films of famous directors plucked from the vault of the University of Southern California School of Cinematic Arts.

Contents: Side A. 9 short films: The oval portrait / produced by Department of Cinematography, University of Southern California; directed and photographed by Richard L. Bare; story adapted by Richard L. Bare -- 1:42.08 : [a man and his car] / written and directed by George Lucas; produced at the University of Southern California Department of Cinema by undergraduate students in the senior production workshop -- Electronic labyrinth THX 1138 4EB (1967) / [presented by] the University of Southern California; written & directed by George Lucas; produced by Navy students in the Navy production workshop, U.S.C. -- Freiheit / a film by Lucas -- The lift (1972) / written and directed by Robert Zemeckis; student produced at the University of Southern California Division of Cinema -- A field of honor (1973) / [presented by] the University of Southern California; written and directed by Robert Zemeckis; student produced at the University of Southern California Division of Cinema -- Silent night / [presented by] the University of Southern California; written and directed by James Foley, Jr.; student produced at the University of Southern California -- Proof / writer and director, Kevin Reynolds -- Perfect alibi (1987) / [presented by] the University of Southern California; written & directed by Steve Sommers; student produced at University of Southern California -- Side B. 3 short films and special features: Whatever it takes (1988) / directed by Jon Turteltaub; written by Randy Runkle and Jon Turteltaub; student produced at the University of Southern California -- Broken record (1994) / written by Mark Friedman; produced by Shawn Levy, David Lipper, Serena Krouse; directed by Shawn Levy -- The goodbye place / written and directed by Richard Kelly; producers, Paola Cresti, Richard Kelly. Camera, Emmett Alston and Bob Steadman (2nd film); photography, F.E. Zip Zimmerman (3rd film); director of photography, Bill Mauger (5th film), Robert C. Hughes (7th film), Eyal Gordin (11th film); cinematography, Horace Jordan (6th film), Paola Cresti (12th film); editing, George Lucas ... [et al.] (2nd film), Dan Natchsheim (3rd film), Mustafa R. Gursel (5th, 6th films), Albert Magnoli (7th film), David Fechtor (8th film), Monty Ban and Wayne Gee (9th film), Randy Runkle and Patricia Tobin (10th film), Shawn Levy (11th film), Paola Cresti (12th film); music, A.J. Lygu[?] (1st film), Bill Manov, Mark Nelson, and Warren Wolfe (4th film), Elmer Bernstein (6th film), Steven Bramson (9th film), Kory Wollons and Maissa De Barros (11th film), Gregory Zymet (12th film). Randal Kleiser, Christopher Roland, Jason Dohring, Michael Bryan French, Peter Dennis. DVD 8296

Re:Frame: Scanning Time / Documenting Change
Presents a selection of seven films from contemporary cinema in India, removed from Bollywood, that testify to the richness of creativity in India. Oscillating between documentary, video art, experimental film, and animation, this compilation explores the means with which the texture of memory is incorporated within postcolonial Indian society's individual journeys as well as the national psyche. Rashtriy Kheer & Desiy Salad / Pushpamala N (2004, 11 min.) -- Straight 8 / Ayisha Abraham (2005, 17 min.) -- Ceasural, Variations 1 and 2 / Raqs Media Collective (2007, 8 min.) -- Endnote (Antaral) / Ashish Avikunthak (2005, 18 min.) -- Bengali tourist / Sarnath Banerjee (2003, 4 min.) -- I love my India / Tejal Shah (2003, 10 min.) -- Space bar (work in progress) / Debkamal Ganguly (2008, 21 min.) DVD X1132

Resistance[s]: Experimental Films from the Middle East and North Africa. Vol. 1
Contents: Dansons / Zoulikha Bouabdellah (Algeria/France, 2003, 5 min.) -- Transit / Taysir Batniji (Palestine/France, 2004, 8 min.) -- Dieu me pardonne / Mounir Fatmi (Morocco/France, 2001-2004, 8 min.) -- Wet tiles / Lamya Gargash (UAE, 2003, 8 min.) -- Allahu Akbar / Usama Alshaibi (Iraq/USA, 2003, 5 min.) -- Untitled part 3b (as if) beauty never ends / Jayce Salloum (Lebanon/Canada, 2003, 11 min.) -- K3 (Les femmes) / Frederique Devaux (Algeria/France, 2003, 4 min.) -- Ca sera beau : From Beyrouth with love / Wael Noureddine (Lebanon/France, 2005, 30 min.) DVD authors, Marc Horchler, Thomas Lambert; text, Silke Schmicki, Christine Sehnaoui. Includes eight, short, experimental films and videos from Middle Eastern and North African artists and interviews with those filmmakers. Using images to lead the narrative, each artist, no matter their style or medium succeeds in raising fundamental questions relating to humanity, politics and aesthetics. 107 min. DVD 6777

Resistance[s]: Experimental Films from the Middle East and North Africa. Vol. 2
Contents:Nouba / Katia Kameli (Algeria/France, 2000, 5 min.) -- Straight stories, part 1 / Bouchra Khalili (Morocco/France, 2006, 10 min.) -- Amer & Nasser, Iraqi brothers / Al Fadhil (Iraq, 2001-2004, 4 min.) -- Don't do to her what you did to me / Zineb Sedira (Algeria/UK, 1998-2001, 9 min.) -- Avant de disparaitre / Joude Gorani (Syria/France, 2005, 13 min.) -- I swam in the sea last week / Nesrine Khodr (Lebanon, 2003, 2 min.) -- Geographie imaginaire / Pauline M'Barek (Tunisia/Germany, 2005, 15 min.) -- Saving face / Jalal Toufic (Lebanon, 2003, 9 min.) -- Quelques miettes pour les oiseaux / Nassim Amaouche (France, 2005, 29 min.). Includes nine short, experimental films and videos from Middle Eastern and North African artists and interviews with those filmmakers. 107 min. DVD 9950

[Riggs, Marlon T.] Anthem and Affirmations: Two Short Films by Marlon T. Riggs
Anthem: "Marlon Riggs' experimental music video politicizes the homoeroticism of African-American men. With images--sensual, sexual and defiant--and words intended to provoke, Anthem reasserts the 'self-evident right' to life and liberty in an era of pervasive anti-gay, anti-Black backlash and hysterical cultural repression." Affirmations: "An exploration of Black gay male desires and dreams. Affirmations starts with an affectionate, humorous confessional and moves on to a wish for empowerment and incorporation." Anthem / Signifyin' Works (1991, 9 min.) -- Affirmations (1990, 10 min.) DVD X4025

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Robot Boy(2003)
Directed by Ted Passon. A young boy is born to two very particular parents who improve his less-than-perfect human parts with robot parts and a remote control. He spends all of his time mowing his parents' lawn until he meets a friend with an unusual escape plan. 18 min. DVD 6319
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Robot Stories (1997)
Directed by Greg Pak. Cast: Tamlyn Tomita, Sab Shimono, Wai Ching Ho, Greg Pak, John Cariani, Cindy Cheung, Bill Coelius, Eisa Davis, Ron Domingo, Tim Kang, Julienne Hanzelka Kim, James Saito. A science fiction film presented in four chapters that map an emotional frontier where people confront technology. "My robot baby": A busy couple is challenged to nurture a mechanical infant before they can have the real thing. "The robot fixer": A mother is transformed while trying to connect with her comotose son. "Robot love": Android iPerson Archie questions whether romance can flower between synthetic hearts. "Clay": A sculptor in the lonely twilight of his life must weigh the ethical and spiritual risks of digital immortality. Special features: "Mouse": a short film by Greg Pak (1997, 11 min., color); theatrical trailer; deleted scenes; audio commentaries; stills gallery. 85 min. DVD 3599
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Rotating Square(Egypt, 2002)
Directed by Ahmed Hassouna. "Sami and his wife Sarah are packing to move to the USA where they intend to open a restaurant. Rania, Sarah's sister, goes to their house to take them to the airport, but some unexpected and unforeseeable events take place in the apartment: games of seduction, murder and dead bodies to be disposed of. A surrealist comedy by Ahmed Hassouna who belongs to a new group of young promising Egyptian filmmakers." 14 min. [ArtMattan] Included on DVD 6001

[Rozier, Jacques] Blue Jeans (1958)
Directed by Jacques Rozier. Cast: René Ferro, Francis de Peretti, Elisabeth Klar, Laure Coretti; narrator, Pierre Michaël. In this film short two young men who drive a Vespa try to pick up girls in Cannes. 22 min. DVD X5382
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[Rozier, Jacques] Rentrée des classes (1955)
Directed by Jacques Rozier. Cast: Boglio René, Jean Rémy, Marius Sumian. In this film short a boy manages to do all the wrong things on his first day of school: arriving late, not doing his homework and bringing a snake into the classroom. 20 min. DVD X5382
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Rubber Johnny(2005)
Directed by Chris Cunningham. An experimental film chronicling a 16-year-old, inbred mutant's solitary existence, locked in a pitch-black basement by his ashamed parents. This abstract short film features music by legendary electronic composer, Aphex Twin. 7 min. DVD 4424
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[Rybczynski, Zbig] Films & Videos by Zbig Rybczynski (1972-1990)

I. Media A collection of ten short films and videos by Polish-American director Zbigniew Rybczynski, originally produced between 1972 and 1990. Contents: Kwadrat = Square (music, Kazimierz Serocki) (3:36) -- Plamuz (music, Zbigniew Namyslowski (9:38) -- Nowa ksiazka = New book (music, Janusz Hajdun) (10:25) -- Zupa = soup (music, Eugeniusz Rudnik) (8:22) -- Oj! Nie moge sie zatrzymac! = Oh! I can't stop! (music, Janusz Hajdun) (10:07) -- Swieto = Holiday (music, Janusz Hajdun) (10:27) -- Weg zum Nachbarn = The way to your neighbour (music, Janusz Hajdun) (2:30) -- Mein Fenster = My window (music, Janus Hajdun) (2:26) -- Media (music, Janusz Hajdun) (1:35) -- Tango (music, Janusz Hajdun) (8:10). 68 min. total. DVD 2242

II. Steps Presents two films by the Polish-American director Zbigniew Rybczynski. In Steps (1987), a group of Americans "invade" the famous stair sequence of the Eisenstein film Battleship Potemkin. Music by Michael Urbaniak; cast, Lev Shekhtman. 25:07 min. The Fourth Dimension (1988) is a visual essay on space and depth. Music by Michael Urbaniak; cast, Mark Beard, Jacqueline Ramel. 27:03 min. (68 min. total) DVD 2243

III. The Orchestra (1990), presents a series of visually stunning vignettes by Polish-American filmmaker Zbig Rybcznski of classical music compositions by Chopin, Ravel, Schubert, Albinoni, Rossini, and Mozart presented as music videos. 57 min. DVD 2244

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Sam Spiegel School Short Subjects
A collection of short Israeli films produced by students of the Sam Spiegel Film and Television School in Jerusalem. In Hebrew with English subtitles. <

Program A: Jerusalem, rhythms of a distant city: Three episodes portray the common historical role which Jerusalem fulfills in Judaism, Islam and Christianity. Ancestral desire: A thick-skinned politician will not stop running for the post of city council chairman. Home: Tells the story of the filmmaker's immigrant family, sitting in their sealed room during the Gulf War, watching their former home, Baghdad, on television. Operation Ruth: Benny rehearses how to say "I love you" to Ruth. Price is right: A supermarket clerk has a chance at fame, fortune and love if he can only win the grand prize. Contents: Jerusalem: rhythms of a distant city, Dan Geva (1993, 12 min.) -- Ancestral desire, Dror Sabo (1994, 18 min.) -- Home, David Ofek (1994, 18 min.) -- Operation Ruth, Yoav Gurfunkel (1996, 17 min.) -- The price is right, Daphna Levin (1994, 17 min.). 82 min. Video/C 6021

Program B: Neighbors: Two Jerusalem neighbors argue over where to install their TV antennas. Cotton balls: A routine afternoon in the house of a girl and her mother, the hooker. Visions: An experimental movie about the search for love. In good hands: A criminal escaping in a truck filled with stolen cash reaches a lone cabin occupied by twin sisters. Sammy Malso, private eye: A private detective is asked by his partner to find out who his wife's lover is. Bedouin sand: Nine year old Roi falls in love with a bottle of colored sand that a bedouin tries to sell him in Sinai. Contents: Neighbors, Dannah Nayblat (1992, 13 min.) -- Cotton balls, Adva Magal (1992, 8 min.) -- Visions, Galit Rozen (1995, 10 min.) -- In good hands, Oded Davidoff (1994, 18 min.) -- Sammy Malco, private eye, Shahar Rozen (1996, 20 min.) -- Bedouin sand, Omri Levy (1997, 17 min.). 86 min. Video/C 6022

La santería(Spain, 2004)
Directed by Federico Eines Levinton. Cast: Ofelia Angélica, Isabel Herranz. A desperate wife turns to the Santeria looking for a miracle: she wants the forces of Santeria to stop her husband from leaving her. Presented at the International Latino Film Festival held in the San Francisco Bay Area. 14 min. DVD X7350
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[Schlemowitz, Joel] Joel Schlemowitz: Short Experimental Films.
A collection of Joel Schlemowitz's short experimental films. Each piece is a unique gem -- quirky, provocative, playful, often handmade, and always daring -- celebrating Joel's astonishing mastery of the tools of filmmaking, and his poetic grasp on the art of cinema. Joel creates cinema-poems that crack open the infinite. Tracing the jeweled veins of Gustave Moreau, J.K. Huysmans, and Gerard de Nerval, his work eludes the dark shadows of night & illuminates the evening with cascading colors and flickering dreamscapes. Contents" Disc 1 : Short experimental films 1 through 20. 1734 (2:00) -- 40/4000 (3:00) -- Abrasions (3:30) -- Angelbubble (3:00) -- Bacchanale (4:30) -- Bagatelle biologique (4:00) -- Bagatelle in neon (3:00) -- Birds of prey (5:00) -- Birth of Eros (3:30) -- Channeled energies (3:00) -- Dame Darcy, a film portrait (3:00) -- Doris' garden (3:00) -- Extemporized (4:30) -- Eye music (2:30) -- Film poem (2:00) -- Filmpoem for Wanda Phipps (3:30) -- Fogg (3:00) -- For Joe (4:00) -- The Glowing woman (4:00) -- In the orbit of Marie Menken (3:00). Disc 2 : Short experimental films 21 through 40. Invitation to a voyage (4:00) -- Little nothings (3:00) -- Morning poem #38 (1:30) -- Morning poem #40 (1:30) -- Morning poem #43 (1:00) -- Morris Engel time sculpture (3:00) -- Pillowbook (4:00) -- Poem for the past (4:30) -- Purple candle poem (3:30) -- Reverie (7:30) -- Rip (2:00) -- Silo (3:00) -- Tombeau for Arnold Eagle (3:30) -- Typeoclavecin film : Variations on the blues for JoJo #10 (1:30) -- Übel (6:00) -- Unmeasured prelude for Kerry Laitala (3:30) -- We came-- we filmed-- we left (1:00) -- Weeping film (1:30) -- Weimar (8:00) -- When he leaves (1:00). Disc 3 : Collaborations and experimental documentaries. All Saints Day (6:00) -- Boulder-Brooklyn (3:00) -- Moving images : the Film-Makers' Cooperative relocates (13:30) -- Loudmouth Collective : Ugly Duckling Presse (20:00) -- Teslamania (7:00) -- The Film-Makers Coop's move / by Brian Frye (8:30) -- Grand magic lantern exhibition! documentation by Jeanne Liotta (4:00). DVD X2779

[Scorsese, Martin] Three by Scorsese (plus Two
Contents : American boy : a profile of Steven Prince / producer, Bertram Lovitt; director, Martin Scorsese. Cast: Steven Prince, Martin Scorsese, George Memmoli, Mardik Martin (1978, 55 min.) -- The big shave (aka. Big Shave... or, Viet '67) / Martin Scorsese, director, screenplay; Contemporary Films, McGraw-Hill Films; cast, Peter Bernuth (1967, ca. 6 min.) -- Italianamerican / National Communications Foundation; produced by Saul Rubin & Elaine Attias; directed by Martin Scorsese; cast, Catherine Scorsese, Charles Scorcese, Martin Scorsese (1974, ca. 45 min.) -- It's not just you, Murray! / written by Martin Scorsese, Mardik Martin; directed by Martin Scorsese; a New York University Department of Television, Motion Picture and Radio presentation; cast, Ira Rubin, Sam DeFazio, Catherine Scorsese (1964, ca. 15 min.) -- What's a nice girl like you doing in a place like this? / written and directed by Martin Scorsese; a New York University Department of Television, Motion Picture and Radio presentation: Summer Motion Picture Workshop; cast, Zeph Michaelis (1963, ca. 9 min.)

The complete collection of Martin Scorsese's early short films. In "American boy" Scorsese presents a cinema verite documentary in an interview with the actor Steven Prince. In "The big shave" a young man enters a bathroom, lathers his face, and shaves over and over again, nicking his face and drawing blood. "Italianamerican" is a documentary in which Martin Scorsese interviews his parents about their personal experiences as Italian Americans and life in New York's Little Italy. "It's not just you, Murray!" depicts a mobster looking back at his life as a bootlegger and his rise to wealth. In "What's a nice girl like you doing in a place like this?" a writer buys a picture of a boat on a lake, and his obsession with it renders normal life impossible. He attempts to function again by consulting an analyst and becoming married, but eventually succumbs to his strange anxiety. DVD 8678

Segundo aniversario
Directed Alvaro Brechner. After a night of discussion, Adrian goes out convinced to break up with his girlfriend. Walking around the streets of Madrid, he gets into everything one can do on a hot summer night. 13 min. DVD X6999
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The Short and Curlies(UK, 1987)
Directed by Mike Leigh. A short comedy by Mike Leigh about the romance between a young woman and a man who communicates only through jokes and humor. The story is told as a series of very short vignettes between her and the man and her and her doting mother, a hairdresser. 18 min. Included on DVD 4621.

SHORT Cinema Journal. Authority
Contents: Authority -- Dada / Piet Kroon -- Interview with director Piet Kroon -- Flying over mother / Michael J. Rowland -- Interview with director Michael J. Rowland -- Interview with producer Melanie Coombs -- Os Camaradas / Bruno de Andres -- Joe / Sasha Wolf -- Interview with director Sasha Wolf -- Night and fog / Alain Resnais -- Interview with film historian David Shepard -- American Film Institute film essay -- The Whites / Natasha Uppal -- Interview with director Natasha Uppal -- Interviews with Stanley Tucci, Kyra Sedgwick, Robin Tunney, Robbie Coltrane, Ernest Dickerson -- Monologue by Michael McKean. Dada: In this animated short garishly etched characters inhabit a landscape in which conformity is prized above all else, and the individual is an endangered breed. Flying over mother: An Australian film which turns a jaundiced eye to the space race as seen through the experiences of a Russian cosmonaut. Os Camaradas: This Brazilian import shows how a mundane task leads an innocent man into a web of bureaucratic inanity. Joe: A textured portrait of a mental ward patient whose happiness revolves around the color of his shoes. Night and Fog: A film employing a broad range of sound and images to denote the Holocaust. AFI chapter short: An original filmed essay on the nature of celebrity in the golden age of Hollywood. The Whites: A surreal, darkly comic look at a tortured family and their frenetic daily rituals. DVD 6:1:3

SHORT Cinema Journal. Chaos
Short films from around the world including a film produced by George Lucas as a student at USC. Electronic labyrinth: George Lucas' student film shot in 1967, portraying a futuristic world in which a man races for freedom while being tracked by elaborate surveillance systems. Five feet high and rising: A cinema verite inspired look at sexual innocence and discovery. The fly: Oscar winning animated short from Hungary chronicling the journey of a common housefly. Kebabaluba: Anything can happen at a Turkish doner kebab stand. Still revolutionaries: A look at the lives of two women in the Black Panther Party. Deleriouspink: This unique b&w film is an experiment with xerox machine animation. Bottomless cup: a young man takes a break from a road trip for a jolt of caffeine. Po mo knock knock: An experimental film with a sense of humor. Burnout: An Australian truck stop diner is the setting for a whiskey-voiced rumination on life and love. Contents: Chaos / Preston Maigetter, Eileen O'Meara, David Birdsell (7 min.) -- Electronic labyrinth / George Lucas (15 min.) -- Five feet high and rising / Peter Sollett (29 min.) -- The fly / Ferenc Rofusz (3 min.) -- Kebabaluba / Tahsin Ozgur (2 min.) -- Still revolutionaries / Sienna McLean (16 min.) -- Deleriouspink / Andrew Busti, Sebastian Castillo (4 min.) -- Bottomless cup / Paul Bonner (15 min.) -- Po mo knock knock / Greg Pak (3 min.) -- Burnout / Gav Barbey (6 min.) DVD 527

SHORT Cinema Journal. Dreams
Contents: Dreams -- Cafe bar / Alison De Vere -- Bride of Resistor / Mark Gustafson -- Girl's own story / Jane Campion -- Depth solitude / Joachim Solum, Thomas Lien; Max von Sydow (narrator) -- Guy walks into a bar / Carmen Elly -- George Hickenlooper interview -- Vincent: the junkie chronicles / Michael Failia -- Big brass ring / George Hickenlooper; adapted from a short story by Orson Welles -- La Jetee / Chris Marker -- Eye like a strange balloon / Guy Maddin -- Making of portrait of a lady / Peter Long, Kate Ellis, Jane Campion. Cafe bar: In this brushstroke animation a random meeting at a cafe becomes two people's "escape" from one another. Bride of Resistor: In this sequel to the kinetic animation film Mr. Resistor, the diminuitive scrap heap hero returns to have his heart stolen by a plasticine mistress. Girl's own story: A girl's hopes are pierced by the barbs of early 60's life in a film that mirrors an entire society's loss of innocence. Depth solitude: A lyrical short film about loneliness and the extreme measures some will take to overcome it. Guy walks into a bar: A naive wannabe actor stumbles into a real life cowboy fantasy while driving across country. Vincent, the junkie chronicles: a work-in-progress documentary takes an unblinking look at the life of an addict. Big brass ring: Malcolm McDowell plays a controversial political icon who verbally spars with a beautiful journalist. La Jette: The themes of time and memory are intricately sewn into an eulogy to civilization. Eye like a strange balloon: A whimsical allegory on man's journey through time and space. The Making of Portrait of a Lady: A glimpse into the creative process of directing Henry James' tale of societal pressures and private passions. DVD 6:1:2

SHORT Cinema Journal. Ecstasy
Thirteen acclaimed short films from around the world. Bass on titles: Examines the work of the graphic designer Saul Bass. House: A classic film from the Eames Office. Hate (A comedy): An award winner from the U.S. Comedy Arts Festival involving one man, one chicken and no mercy. Jimmy McGriff: Blues organist Jimmy McGriff tells the secret of winning over an audience. Contents: Hate (a comedy) / Drew Daywalt, David Schneider (1999, col., 22 min.) -- Mister smile / Fran Krause (2000, col., 9 min.) -- The closet / Shawn Scheppes (1999, col., 9 min.) -- Chuck / Alex Turner (2000, col., 15 min.) -- Jimmy McGriff / Daniel Peacock (1997, col., b&w, 4 min.) -- House / Charles & Ray Eames (1955, col, 11 min.) -- Bass on titles / Saul Bass (1977, col., 35 min.) -- Smash / Kirsten Winter (1997, col., 9 min.) -- Three tricksters (coyote) / Jonathon Stearns & Gordon Bijelonic (2000?, col., 3 min.) -- Scrub / Andrew Takeuchi & Rob Schmidt (2000?, col., 6 min.) -- Moods of the sea / Slavko Vorkapich & John Hoffman (1942, b&w, 10 min.) -- Lovely day / Chris Backhouse (1996, col., 4 min.) -- Justice: agony or ecstasy / Preston Maigetter (2000, col., 6 min.). Special features: Filmmaker commentary; outtakes; animation sketches; original poster art; scene selections; additional and bonus tracks; production notes; interactive menus; hyperlinks to filmmaker websites. 150 min. DVD X546

SHORT Cinema Journal: International Release 1
Presents award winning short films from around the world. Du Cote de la Cote: Agnes Varda's classic look at the Cote d'Azur circa 1958. The fly : An oscar winning animated short from Hungary chronicles the journey of a housefly. Burnout: An Australian rumination on life and love. Lars 1-10: Director Lars von trier invents his own set of rules for filmmaking. Hip hop: the new world order: One woman and her mini-DV camera travel the world inflitrating the hip hop underground scene. Content: Interview: Lars from 1-10 (10 min.) -- Animation: The Fly (3 min.); Tiny sunbathers (2 min.); Der Rabe (The Raven) (8 min.); Images of Korea (2 min.) -- Documentary: Du Cote de la cote (25 min.) -- Fiction: Burnout (6 min.); Superstition (8 min.) -- Music: Hip Hop: the new order (17 min.); Arling and Cameron: music for imaginary films (6 min.). Special features: Filmmaker commentary, alternate autio tracks, additional and bonus tracks, production notes, interactive menus and links to filmmaker websites. DVD 1236

SHORT Cinema Journal: International Release 2
Presents award winning short films from around the world. Kite: A music-driven computer-animated film inspired by the style of artist William Turner. Portrait: Jane Campion and the portrait of a lady: an unusually extensive and intimate study of a filmmaker at work. First person singular: I.M. Pei: World-renowned architect I.M. Pei recommends getting inspired by travel. Kaal: A humble shoemaker practices his trade on the streets of Bombay. Gabriel: Surrounded by nuns, a little boy believes he's a real angel. Irish actors: Brosnan and Byrne: In candid interviews, Pierce Brosnan and Gabriel Byrne talk about their identitites as Irish actors. Gorky's zygotic mynci: Meet the Welsh band with the wacky name. Contents: Kite / Alina Hiu-Fan Chau (1999, col., 3 min.) -- Portrait: Jane Campion and the portrait of a lady / Peter Long & Kate Ellis (1996, col., 53 min.) -- First person singular: I.M. Pei (excerpt) / Peter Rosen (1997, col., 4 min.) -- Kaal / Natasha de Betak (1996, b&w, 14 min.) -- Gabriel / Rennat Coppens (1999, col., 12 min.) -- Irish actors: Brosnan and Byrne / Gerry McColgan (2000?, col., 9 min.) -- Gorky's zygotic mynci / Tara Veneruso (2000?, col., 6 min.) Editor, Kim Adelman; supervising producer, Sandra Neufeldt. Jane Campion, Nicole Kidman, John Malkovich, Richard E. Grant, Pierce Brosnan, Gabriel Byrne, I.M. Pei. DVD 1237

SHORT Cinema Journal: International Release 3
The third collection of international short films including documentaries, interviews, animation, fiction and music. Franz Kafka's It's a wonderful life / directed by Peter Capaldi (22 min.) -- Boundaries / directed by Greg Durbin (20 min.) -- Michael Apted [interview] / directed by Daniel Peacock (7 min.) -- Costa-Gavras [interview] / directed by John Kelly (6 min.) -- Around the world in 2 minutes flat / directed by Preston Maigetter (2 min.) -- Building the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao / Quickband Networks (2 min.) -- Lovely day / directed by Chris Backhouse (3 min.) -- Aprikoser / directed by Lotta & Uzi Geffenblad (11 min.) -- Tahiti 80 / directed by Jonathon Stearns (11 min.) -- Mojave 3 / directed by Tara Veneruso (8 min.). Special features: Filmmaker commentaries, storyboards, outtakes, bonus tracks and links to the filmmakers' websites. 120 min. DVD 1238

SHORT Cinema Journal. Invention
Contents: Invention (1 min) -- Mr. Resistor / Mark Gustafson (8 min.) -- Big story / Tim Watts, David Stoten (2 min.) -- Some folks call it a sling blade / George Hickenlooper (25 min.) -- Black rider / Pepe Danquart (12 min.) -- Trouble / Carrie Blank (16 min.) -- Michael Apted interview (12 min.) -- Baraka / Mark Magidson (12 min.) -- This unfamiliar place / Eva Ilona Brzeski (10 min.) -- Goreville U.S.A. / Seth Henrikson, Dave Sarno (7 min.) -- Henry Rollins: Easter Sunday in NYC / Albert Watson (11 min.) -- End of something (5 min.) -- Starve (4 min.) -- Shame (6 min.) -- John Lee Hooker: performance & interview (7 min.) -- Quisling & Tsai (2 min.) -- Shape without form / Stephen Berkman (5 min.) Mr. Resistor: A kinetic animation which follows the adventures of a little wire guy as he careens through a junk heap. Big story: 3-D animation in which a plasticine Kirk Douglas plays both a rookie reporter and the reporter's hard-line editor. Some folks call it a sling blade: A reporter visits an institution for the criminally insane to interview an inmate about to be released after 20 years. Black Rider: Racism is skillfully twisted back on an elderly racist. Baraka: In this compelling excerpt, film producer Mark Magidson talks about the production history of the film. This unfamiliar place: A filmmaker interviews her father about his experiences as a Polish Jew during WWII. Goreville U.S.A.: A humorous documentary on one small town's idiosyncratic 1982 gun law requiring all heads of households to maintain a firearm. John Lee Hooker, performance & interview: One of the greatest American bluesman is interviewed with clips from his recent music videos. Quisling & Tsai: An examination of whether or not humanity's desire to grow is harmonious with evolution. Shape without form: An exquisite cinepoem touching on the dichotomies and miracles of everyday life. DVD 6:1:1

SHORT Cinema Journal. Seduction
Eight acclaimed short films from around the world. Contents: Tunnel of love / Robert Milton Wallace -- Kom / Marianne Olsen Ulrichsen -- Anticipating Sarah / Seth Edelstein -- Lily and Jim / Don Hertzfeldt -- Hisao / Masahiro Sugano -- Tale about the cat and the moon / Pedro Serrazina -- The last supper / Jeremy Boxer -- T.R.A.N.S.I.T. / Piet Kroon -- Pulp: this is hardcore / Doug Nichol -- Sound bit -- Junkdrawers. Tunnel of love: A wild ride through the motorways of London, while telling the story of love in the fast lane. Kom: From Norway, this film presents a view of love, lust and nostalgia with commentary from sexpert Annie Sprinkle. Lily and Jim: Demonstrates the antithesis of seduction during a tragic blind date. Hisao: an experimental film documenting the life of an underground Japanese singer/songwriter who is seduced by dreams of fame in America. T.R.A.N.S.I.T.: an animated short bringing to life a provocative story in gorgeous art deco style. Pulp: this is hardcore: Explores the terrain of cinematic iconography from Hollywood cliches from Busby Berkeley musicals to Film Noir thugs and molls. DVD 6:1:4

SHORT Cinema Journal. Utopia
Short films including narrative, experimental, documentary, musical, and animated films. More: A stop-motion animated short telling the story of an elderly inventor working on a secret project. Lars from 1-10: A portrait of Danish film director, Lars von Trier. Zoltar from Zoran: The story of a twelve-year-old who claims to be from Planet Zoran. Amplified man: A documentary about the evolution of man and machinery, featuring Mark Mothersbaugh and rocket scientists from NASA. Contents: More / Mark Osborne -- Zoltar from Zoran / Erik Paesel -- The Bar Channel / Frank Chindamo -- The lion & the lamb / Luc Beauchamp -- Images of Korea / Young Man Kang -- Amplified man / Jonathon Stearns -- Lars from 1-10 / Sophie Fiennes -- Sam L. Grogg on Utopia / Jonathan Stearns -- Superstition / Everardo & Leopoldo Gout -- Seefood -- Woodshed -- Rochambeau -- Fire -- Intro movie. DVD 6:7

SHORT Cinema Journal. Vision
Eight acclaimed short films from around the world. Contents: Leni Riefenstahl short. True: the short film that inspired the popular "Whasssup!" Budweiser beer commercials. Number one fan: The story of a teenager's encounter with a charismatic photographer. Why Liberace?: Examines "Mr. Showmanship," the eternal mystery that is Liberace. Cinema ticket: a short from Norway. Serpent and the sandman: a short by master poet Ben Porter Lewis. Sky above, heaven below: a feature with alternate tracks of director commentary and original storyboards. Kite: an animated film with director commentary, a 3-D model and composition test. DVD 6:8

Short Cuts(1993)
Directed by Robert Altman. Cast: Andie MacDowell, Bruce Davison, Julianne Moore, Matthew Modine, Anne Archer, Fred Ward, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Chris Penn, Lili Taylor, Robert Downey, Jr., Madeleine Stowe, Tim Robbins, Lily Tomlin, Tom Waits, Frances McDormand, Peter Gallagher, Annie Ross, Lori Singer, Jack Lemmon, Lyle Lovett, Buck Henry, Huey Lewis. Robert Altman's funny and provocative film that interweaves the stories of 22 characters in a tale which reminds us that in life there are no Short Cuts. Based on the writings of Raymond Carver. 189 min. DVD 3629; vhs 999:1372
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Short Films, Videos and Animation Works
Presents nine short films - originally produced on 16mm film, some of them animations - and two short videos, all by Gotot Prakosa, Indonesia's leading experimental short filmmaker. Most of the collection here is work done between 1974 and 1987 at the time he was a student and young teacher in the Faculty of Cinematography at the Jakarta Institute of the Arts. Contents: Meta meta (3 min.) -- Impulse (2 min.) -- Dialogue (3 min.) -- Jalur (11 min.) -- Non KB (2 min.) -- Koen faya koen (3 min.) -- Meta ekologi (15 min.) -- Genesis Genesis (11 min.) -- A=absolute, z=Zen (14 min.) -- Vancouver-Borobodur (20 min.) -- Wahyoe and his works (20 min.). Choreography and performance events by Sardono W. Kusuma. Originally produced as motion pictures between 1974 and 1987. vhs 999:3583

Short Summer (2007)
Directed by Devon Perez. Cast: Mark Helou, Trevor Marsh, Tori Evans, Anthony Goulart. A teenage party gets out of hand when one of the guests rapes a girl. Presented at the International Latino Film Festival held in the San Francisco Bay Area. 11 min. DVD X7375

Shouting Distance(2008)
Written and produced by Loreni Delgado. Cast: Loreni Delgado, Mike Faiola, Charles Carroll. A young painter uses her art and a little imagination as a way to reconnect with her husband. Presented at the International Latino Film Festival held in the San Francisco Bay Area. 15 min. DVD X6956
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Silencio profundo(Mexico, 2003)
Directed by Gustavo Loza. Cast: Jorge Milo, Ronny Bendomo, Gustavo Averos. Without realizing that one of them may not return, Walter and Angel embark on a trip to Miami from Havana. Presented at the International Latino Film Festival held in the San Francisco Bay Area. 15 min. vhs 999:3961

The Sin of Jesus(1961)
Cast: Julie Bovasso, Roberts Blossom, John Coe, Philip Sterling. A short fictional film in which a young woman struggles to overcome the monotony of her failing marriage and dead-end job at a chicken farm. Based on the story by Isaac Babel. Screenplay, Howard Shulman; produced by Jerry Michaels; directed by Robert Frank. 38 min. DVD 9964

Sin salida(2006)
Directed by Aymada Sayeeda Clarke. Cast: Altagracia Guzman, Michael Billingsley, Alexandra Laudo. After her solitary and baleful prayers, a stern old woman leaves her apartment for the laundromat leaving behind a young boy. At the laundromat, she's importuned by a young woman who questions her sharply about a man in the old woman's past. Back in her apartment, a young couple talks in the bedroom. Is all of this in the old woman's head? Is she reliving her past, from which there is no escape? Presented at the International Latino Film Festival held in the San Francisco Bay Area. 14 min. DVD X7370
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Smoke(1995)
Directed by by Wayne Wang. Cast: William Hurt, Harvey Keitel, Stockard Channing, Harold Perrineau, Jr., Forest Whitaker. Episodic story, divided into five chapters, each bearing the name of a character; main characters appear in most chapters. Most of the characters are connected by the fact that they hang out or work at the Brooklyn Cigar Store, where they tell stories and smoke a lot. Chapters explore the interpersonal relationships between this large and diverse group of characters. 112 min. DVD X4296
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Sofia(2003)
Directed Alvaro Brechner. It's been four years since Sofia disappeared. Now, for the first time, she will have to tell her story. 18 min. DVD X6999
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Soigne ton gauche(France, 1936)
Directed by by René Clément. Featuring Jacques Tati. "A boxer is out in the country with his entourage, training for his next fight. Meanwhile, on the farm nearby, Roger is neglecting his chores. As he watches the boxer and his sparring partners at work, Roger starts to fantasize about being a boxer himself. Then, when none of the boxer's sparring partners can continue, he is asked to fill in, although he doesn't know anything about how to box." [IMDB] 20 min. Included on DVD 894
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Sombra dolorosa(Canada, 2004)
Directed by Guy Maddin. Cast: Talia Pura, CindyMarie Small, Johnny A. Wright. Widow Paramo has lost her husband, Don Paramo, to the plague. Their daughter Dolores is inconsolable. With death in the air, Dolores is considering suicide, with El Muerto (the eater of souls) preparing to welcome her into the darkness. To save her daughter, Widow Paramo must battle the great El Muerto and defeat him. This battle, as with all existential wars, happens in a Mexican boxing ring and takes the form of a wrestling match. Presented at the International Latino Film Festival held in the San Francisco Bay Area. 8 min. DVD X4152
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The Spanish Temp
Directed by Coraly Santaliz. Cast: Scott Kradolfer, Oleg Zatsepin, Elviar Jimenez. Temp worker Patrick Hanes has eight hours to complete 500 forms in Spanish, but he doesn't read Spanish! His only hope is an English-Spanish dictionary safeguarded by a security guard addicted to Mexican soap operas which he watches avidly. SF International Latino Film Festival Collection. 2001. 10 min. vhs 999:3901

Sparks (2009)
Directed by Joseph Gordon-Levitt. Cast: Carla Gugino, Eric Stoltz, Xander Berkeley, Elizabeth Clemmons. Based on a short story by the novelist Elmore Leonard, tells the tale of a former rock-and-roll goddess who may or may not have burnt her house down. 24 min. DVD X2132
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Speak Easy: Kurzfilme
Presents seven short films produced in Austria between 1992 and 2002 illustrating a small cutout of Austrian film history. Directed by Joseph Vilsmaier. Sonnenflecken / Barbara Albert (1998, 25 min.) -- Agypten / Kathrin Resetarits (1997, 10 min.) -- Automatic / Josef Dabernig/G.R.A.M. (2002, 7 min.) -- Die Schwarze Sonne / Johannes Hammel (1992, 26 min.) -- Flora / Jessica Hausner (1996, 25 min.) -- Speak easy / Mirjam Unger (1997, 20 min.) -- Copy shop / Virgil Widrich (2001, 12 min.) In German without subtitles. 150 min. DVD 7691
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Spirits of the Dead (Histoires extraordinaires; Tre passi nel delirio) (France / Italy, 1968)
Presents three films based on the dark prose of Edgar Allan Poe. Metzengerstein, directed by Roger Vadim, with Jane Fonda and Peter Fonda, is the tale of a young woman who believes the spirit of the cousin she loved, killed in a stable fire she started, is in a horse that escaped. William Wilson, directed by Louis Malle, with Brigitte Bardot and Alain Delon, is the story of a mean-spirited Austrian officer who kills his doppelganger in a duel. Toby Dammit, directed by Federico Fellini, with Terence Stamp, is about a film star who takes off on a drunken spree after his film is completed, and was liberally adapted from Edgar A. Poe's novel Don't Wager Your Head to the Devil. 121 min. DVD 1819
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The Steamroller and the Violin (Katok i Skripka)(Soviet Union, 1960)
Directed by Andrei Tarkovsky. Cast: Igor Fomchenko, Vladimir Zamansky, N. Arhangelskaya. At the center of the film is the unlikely friendship between Sasha, a young boy who loves to play the violin, and Sergey, the macho driver of a steamroller. The film sidesteps sentimentality to give us a warm yet ironic look at two individuals who bridge differences in generations to form a powerful bond. 43 min. DVD X1677
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A Stolen Moment(2004)
Directed by Audrey Cummings. In the future, the world is a cold and clinical place. After catching the eyes of a stranger, Sophie finds herself longing for human interaction. 16 min. DVD 5297
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The Storekeeper(South Africa, 1998)
Directed by Gavin Hood. An elderly man owns a small, isolated general store, somewhere in rural South Africa. After suffering a series of burglaries, which culminate in the murder of a night-watchman, the Storekeeper finally takes the law into his own hands - with tragic consequences. 22 min. DVD 5803
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The Sword and the Flute
Directed by James Ivory. "James Ivory's second documentary, The Sword and The Flute, also dealing with schools of art, grew out of his experience in making Venice: Theme and Variations. Only here, instead of photographing works by the Italian masters, he has used superb examples of Indian miniature paintings. Ivory's intelligent script, narrated with feeling by Saeed Jaffrey, and accompanied by the music of Ravi Shankar and Ali Akbar Khan, traces the history of Indian miniature painting after the Moghul invasion as it develops into two principal schools, the Moghul (Muslim) and the Rajput (Hindu). The Moghul miniatures reflect an interest in historical events and the life of the court, while those of the Rajput emphasize otherworldly concerns, the yearning for transcendence, but both involve the viewer immediately in a world that is exotic and ravishing. Ivory is fascinated by the faces (and prominent eyes) of his figures, the garments they wear, and the sharply noted details of their surroundings: the figures seem almost to leap at the viewer. Compared to Venice, the dramas Ivory creates through the Indian scenes are tauter and give a greater sense of complexity, which comes in part from the tension in Ivory between his intellectual role as a close observer of culture and his intimate, empathetic response to the paintings' exceptional sensuousness and romantic feeling. The cameraman for the film was another USC cinema student, Mindaugis Bagdon, and his and Ivory's photography of the Indian miniatures proved so effective that Ivory would use the technique later, also with striking effect, in his film Hullabaloo Over Georgie and Bonnie's Pictures." [bwtorrents.com] 24 min. Included on DVD 3790
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Elegy of a Voyage (Elegiya dorogi; Élégie de la traversée) (France | Russia | Netherlands, 2001)
Directed by Aleksandr Sokurov. In Élégie de la traversée, Sokurov crosses vast terrain, sails the high seas, and stumbles through congested cities to arrive at the doors of the empty Boijmans Museum in Rotterdam. Only then does he discover that the goal of his voyage was to bask in the power of St. Mary's Square, a beautiful landscape by Peter Saenredam. 48 min. DVD X2633
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Elegy of the Land
Directed by Aleksandr Sokurov. Contents: Maria: Made in memory of Russian peasant Maria Semionovna Voinova, a woman who grew flax, and after her death, her secrets and methods of working the fields were lost. 1988, 40 min. The Last Day of a Rainy Summer: Filmed on a kolkhoz, a collective farm. After several years of low crop yields, the kolkhoz was in poor condition. 1978, ca. 26 min. DVD X2633

Hubert Robert, A Fortunate Life (Robert. Schastlivanya zhizn)(Russia, 1996)
Directed by Aleksandr Sokurov. The director meditates on the work of French romantic artist Hubert Robert, whose paintings of lost ruins evoke the same nostalgia and lyricism of Sokurov's own moody films. 26 min. DVD X2633
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Oriental Elegy (Vostochnaya elegiya; Élégie orientale) (Russia / Japan, 1996)
Director, Aleksandr Sokurov. The first among the "Japanese" videos by Alexander Sokurov, where real people are represented in their normal conditions and surroundings. They are simple people, but not ordinary. Their originality lies in the special nature of their souls, where poetry and mythology mean more than the symbols of contemporary reality. 43 min. DVD X2683
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>A Humble Life (Smirennaya zhizn; Une vie humble)(Russia / Japan, 1997)
One of a series of "Japanese" videos by Alexander Sokurov. A humble life is an unhurried and detailed report from an old solitary house, lost in the mountains, in the village of Aska (Nara Prefecture), Japan, where an old woman, Umeno Matsuyoshi, lives alone. 76 min. DVD X2683
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Dolce...(Russia / Japan, 2000)
Directed by Alexander Sokurov. One of a series of "Japanese" videos by Alexander Sokurov. Dolce is a form of documentary about a well-known Japanese writer, Toshio Shimao, who died in 1986, his widow and their daughter. It serves as a framework to underline the film's deep insight into the biographical narration. There is but one way to touch that world, to feel its exquisite flavour and its perverse pain - to do it as in a lyrical music piece, tenderly, dolce. 61 min. DVD X2683
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Patience Labour(1987)
10 min. DVD X2688

Tales of Terror from Tokyo and All Over Japan. Volume One
A collection of 5-minute short films of the supernatural. Contents: Elevator / directed by Takashi Shimizu -- Enlightenment / directed by Takashi Shimizu -- Waiting time / directed by Takashi Shimizu -- Visitor / directed by Keisuke Toyoshima -- Covering the 100 tales / directed by Ichiro Nakayama -- Examination room #3 (part 1) / directed by Akio Yoshida -- Examination room #3 (part 2) / directed by Akio Yoshida -- Cassette tape / directed by Shiro Sano -- Drop of blood / directed by Eiji Arakawa -- Backward suit / directed by Ryuta Miyake -- Kengo Nishioka / directed by Morio Tsuruta -- School excursion / directed by Ryuta Miyake -- Spilt water / Norio Tsuruta -- Forgotten item / directed by Ryo Nanba -- Video / directed by Hirokatsu Kihara. DVD X3470

Tales of Terror from Tokyo and All Over Japan. Volume Two
A collection of 5-minute short films of the supernatural. Contents: Stones / directed by Keisuke Toyoshima -- The lover / directed by Norio Tsuruta -- Off the shelf / directed by Akio Yoshida -- The train / directed by Ryuta Miyake -- My sister's room / directed by Keisuke Toyoshima -- Please, don't / directed by Yudai Yamagudhi -- No more, please / directed by Yudai Yamagudhi -- Come, if you dare! / directed by Yudai Yamagudhi -- Take a good care of him / directed by Kei Horie -- Fox and a bath / directed by Hirohisa Sasaki -- An interrogation / directed by Kei Horie -- Family crest / directed by Hirohisa Sasaki -- Getting closer / directed by Hirohisa Sasaki -- Don't ever open it / directed by Kei Horie -- The garden / directed by Yo Takahashi -- A motel / directed by Takafumi Ota -- Let's play / directed by Toru Moriyama -- Handprints / directed by Takafumi Ota. DVD X3471

Tales of Terror from Tokyo and All Over Japan. Volume Three, Part 1
A collection of 5-minute short films of the supernatural. Contents: The red eyes / director, Kosuke Suzuki -- Tell me / director, Keisuke Toyoshima -- Another one / director, Keisuke Toyoshima -- The men in black / director, Keisuke Toyoshima -- My wife's coming / director, Noboru Iguchi -- The bloodied armor / director, Hirohisa Sasaki -- Overtime / director, Toshikazu Hirano -- Overtime 2 / director, Toshikazu Hirano -- Red tricycle / director, Ryuta Miyake -- Shadows stirring by their feet / director, Noburu Iguchi -- Ghost house / director, Hirohisa Sasaki -- The breath of Mononoko / director, Ryuta Miyake -- The bride / director, Hirohisa Sasaki. DVD X3472

Tales of Terror from Tokyo and All Over Japan. Volume Three, Part 2
A collection of 5-minute short films of the supernatural. Contents: Only two of us / director, Mari Yasusato -- A woman next door / director, Kenji Murakami -- Three people are coming / director, Akio Yoshida -- A snapshot / director, Kenji Murakami -- Blue raincoat / director, Akio Yoshida -- Unbroadcast footage / director, Yusuke Inoue -- He's home / director, Kenji Murakami -- Visitor / director, Keisuke Toyoshima -- Sleepy head / director, Akio Yoshida -- Second round / director, Wataru Furuta -- Copy machine / director, Masaya Kakehi -- Greetings / director, Masaya Kakehi -- Animal odour / director, Mari Yasusato -- The last train / director, Wataru Furuta -- Noose snap / director, Keisuke Toyoshima -- Mai's voice / director, Hirono Yamada -- The ghost of Ohatsutenjin / director, Akio Yoshida -- The promise / director, Keisuke Toyoshima -- Hair pins / director, Akio Yoshida -- The music box / director, Keisuke Toyoshima. DVD X3473

Tales of Tijuana. Episode One, "El Charal" (The Minnow) (1999)
Directed by Gustavo Vazquez Orozco. Cast: Hector Hernendez, Gisela Madrigal, Imelda Orozco Guzman. A drama following the desperate attempts of a man to survive on the streets of Tijuana. 1999. 33 min. DVD X6996

Tango Illusions
Three Argentinean generations face difficult times together. Tango remains their metaphor: the lyrics and the dance. Buenos Aires boils over, protesters flood the streets, presidents fall and drums roll as milongueros tango and porteño philosophers rhapsodize life. Directed by Joshua Dylan Mellars. Presented at the International Latino Film Festival held in the San Francisco Bay Area. 2005. 23 min. DVD X3726

Tanto tiempo(1992)
Directed by Cheryl Quintana Leader. Cast: Mandy Avila MacKenzie, Carrie Barton, Seidy Lopez. Mia, a young Mexican American woman, and Luz, her Mexican mother, have abandoned their Mexican heritage to adapt to an American lifestyle. Mia, confronted with her past in various situations, rediscovers the value of her Mexican ancestry and brings it and her estranged mother back into her life. SF International Latino Film Festival Collection. 26 min. vhs 999:3898
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La Taqueria (2005)
Directed by Carlos Griffin. Cast: Kris Campa, Yuri Cunza, Valerie Barriga. Antioch-shot "La Taqueria," is a drama about the proprietor and employees in a taco trailer's restricted space and the philanderings of its two-timing owner. 26 min. DVD X7031
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Telephone(2001)
Directed by Terry Montlick. A man is alone in a small office on a job tryout, with only a telephone connecting him to the world. He gets a call, and is soon faced with the most chilling choice of his life. 19 min. DVD X1676
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Ten(2004)
Directed by Scott Smith. Follows the events of a man who haphazardly breaks the Ten Commandments -- and all before breakfast. A tongue in cheek interpretation of Biblical scripture in modern times. 3 min. DVD 6321
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Tenderloin Stories
Compilation of sixteen dramatic video works by fifteen and sixteen year old Asian American directors and actors from San Francisco. Contents: Now & then: Who I became / a film by Mike Siv, Aram Collier - Homegirls can have fun too / director, Timmy Hoang; scriptwriters, Sara Sin, Channaly P. -- The Early years: The lost doll / produced and directed by Khoa Nguyen and Joe San -- Private / directed & written by Gia Hy Chung -- Punk / director, Don Bonus -- The Tenderloin, just another hood / editor-director, Roth Ham -- Table for Thu / director-editor, Linh Nguyen -- Point... we're not aliens / written, directed, shot, and even edited by Tracy Diep -- TL stories: Just deal wit it / directed by Christina Duculan; written by Christina Duculan, Cindy Heng, Sally Mounlasy, & Crystal Ng -- Express lane / written 7 directed by Aram Collier and Rudy Choy -- Get off your koot / a video by Ra Sek -- Digi-TL: TL Xmas / produced by Spencer Nakasako, Sokly Don Bonus Ny, Sean Thomas -- TY style / produced & directed by Paul Meas, David Monk -- School Daze (excerpt) / a production of the Vietnamese Youth Development Center; in cooperation with the San Francisco Unified School District; produced & directed by Spencer Nakasako -- Freedom on the block? /r produced by Sammy Soeun, James Varian. Special features: Video synopsis; Where are they now?; Spencer's workshops; Media lab history; credits. 2005. DVD X4770

That Day
Directed by Matthew Thomas. A powerful portrayal of leaving one's old friends behind in pursuit of a better life. Director Thomas uses subtitles under common street slang to underscore a young man's ascent into the professional world. His cleverly shot short film evokes the universal theme of choosing between living in the past or the present. 3:45 Minutes DVD 5343
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Therapy (Terapia) (2007)
Directed by Juanjo Martinez. Cast: Ofelia Marin del Coso, Monica Steuer. Two women...two therapies...obsessions. This dark comedy presents a funny view about mental manipulation and the power of mind control to get one's own way. 18 min. DVD X7044
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Thirty Two Short Films About Glenn Gould(Portugal / Canada / Finland / Netherlands, 1993)
Directed by François Girard. These thirty-two vignettes, spanning pianist Glenn Gould's life from age four until his death at fifty, give an impressionistic depiction of his life. Each of the vignettes depicts the many diverse aspects of this internationally renowned pianist's character from artist to financier, humorist to nature-lover, recluse to iconoclast, resulting in a powerful mosaic of genius. Video/C 6917

Three Extremes (Hong Kong / Japan / South Korea, 2004)
Cast: Box: Kyoko Hasegawa, Atsuro Watabe. Dumplings: Miriam Yeung, Bai Ling, Tony Ka-Fai Leung. Cut: Lee Byung-Hun, Lim Won-Hee, Gang Hye-Jung, Yum Jung-Ah. Presents a cross-cultural trilogy of odd and horrific film shorts by Asian directors. In Box, beautiful successful novelist Kyoko lives a solitary life. In Dumplings a woman experiments with anti-ageing dumplings containing a sinister secret ingredient. In Cut, a happy and successful film director encounters a stranger in his living room. Contents: Box: Kyoko Hasegawa, Atsuro Watabe. Dumplings: Miriam Yeung, Bai Ling, Tony Ka-Fai Leung. Cut: Lee Byung-Hun, Lim Won-Hee, Gang Hye-Jung, Yum Jung-Ah. 126 min. DVD X792
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Three Tales from Senegal
Contents: Le Franc / un film de Djibril Diop Mambety (45 min.) -- Picc mi / un film de Mansour Sora Wade (20 min.) -- Fary l'Anesse / un film de Mansour Sora Wade (17 min.). Le Franc is a parable about the plight of everyday Africans buffeted by the changing winds of the international monetary system. Picc Mi (Little bird) is a story of two destitute boys who escape the predatory demands of adults to spend one day of freedom together. Fary l'anesse (Fary, the donkey) is a tale of a man led into folly by his pursuit of the perfect woman. When he thinks he has finally found her, she turns out to be a donkey. In Wolof with English subtitles. Video/C 4128

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Higgins, Ellie. " Urban Apprenticeships and Senegalese Narratives of Development: Mansour Sora Wade's Picc Mi and Djibril Diop Mambety's La petite vendeuse de Soleil." Research in African Literatures, Fall2002, Vol. 33 Issue 3, p54, 15p UC users only

Through a Different Eye(USA, 1997)
Directed by David Jahns. Cast: Randy Cohlmia, Omar Cabral, David Reynolds, Marcelo Gonzalez. In a Cuban prison in 1980, an American drug smuggler, Mark, is forced into a personal odyssey of discovery and friendship when his cell mate and best friend Benito, a Cuban political prisoner, goes on a hunger strike. Presented at the International Latino Film Festival held in the San Francisco Bay Area. 27 min. vhs 999:3911

Through Deaf Eyes: Short Films by Deaf Filmmakers
Listen / Kimby Caplan -- Vital signs / Wayne Betts, Jr. -- Destination eyeth / Arthur Luhn -- Equilibrium / Andrean Mangiardi -- That's my marshmallow / Tracey Salaway -- Audism / Rene Visco. DVD 7922

Tickets(Italy / UK, 2005)
Directed by Ermanno Olmi, Abbas Kiarostami, Ken Loach. Cast: Carlo Delle Piane, Valeria Bruni Tedeschi [ep.1]; Silvana De Santis, Filippo Trojano, Carolina Benvenga, Marta Mangiucca [ep.2]; Martin Compston, William Ruane, Gary Maitland, Blerta Cahani, Klajdi Qorraj [ep.3]. In this anthology film, an elderly businessman finds solace and a new insight into life when he meets a younger woman who arranges his train ticket after his flight is canceled. A young man is torn between an older woman who controls him and a younger one that attracts him. And three Scottish youths on their way to the football match of their dreams are forced to open their eyes and see the bigger picture when they meet an Albanian family. In each case, the train journey changes the course of all their lives. 115 min. DVD 9989

Time for Work(2007)
Directed by El Cid. Cast:Nathaniel Adams, Azgad Crisostomo, Adrienne Lenée. Two upper class friends have made a comfortable living for themselves as high-class burglars. Presented at the International Latino Film Festival held in the San Francisco Bay Area. 9 min. DVD X7377
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Time out(2003)
Directed by by Robbie Chafitz. In this dark comedy, two hard-bitten kindergartners -- played by adult actors -- share a "time out" on the school playground and enter a world of anxiety, despair, revenge and cooties. 8 min. DVD 6330
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Tokyo! (France | Japan | Germany | South Korea, 2008)
Directed by by Joon-ho Bong (segment "Shaking Tokyo"); Leos Carax (segment "Merde"); Michel Gondry (segment "Interior Design"). Interior design cast: Ayako Fujitani, Ryo Kase. Merde cast: Denis Lavant, Jean-François Balmer. Shaking Tokyo cast: Teruyuki Kagawa, Yu Aoi. A cinematic triptych of three Tokyo-set stories. A young woman finds her life useless and goes on to experience a metamorphosis. A disheveled Caucasian who calls himself "Merde" emerges from a manhole to face arrest, trial, and execution, he speaks a language only his look-alike attorney understands. A recluse experiences human contact when a pizza-delivery girl faints at his door during an earthquake. He conquers fear to seek her out. 107 min. DVD X1873
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Toute la Mémoire du Monde (France, 1956)
Directed by Alain Resnais. "Celebrated documentary short by soon-to-be "New Wave" film-maker Resnais about the mausoleum that is the Bibliotheque Nationale in Paris: whether consciously or not, it's photographed in a way as to seem like an alien building from some sci-fi piece (a genre with which the director's ensuing cerebral, maze-like work would be inextricably linked); indeed, it's the stunning direction and indelible strains of Maurice Jarre's music which elevate this one above being a mere documentary about a public library." [IMDB] 20 min. Included on DVD 4210
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Toyland (Germany, 2007)
Directed by Jochen Alexander Freydank. Germany 1942: In order to protect her son, Marianne Meissner tries to make him believe that the Jewish neighbors are going on a journey to "Toyland." One morning, Marianne finds that her son has disappeared, along with the neighbors. "Toyland" is a film about guilt, responsibility, and lies, big and small. 13 min. DVD X3880
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Treasures from American Film Archives
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Toci: A Mexica Tale (2006)
Directed by Richard F. Montes. Cast: Jade Puga, Louie Olivos Jr. , Victoria Regina Ashley has been chosen to decide the fate of the 6th Sun, the apocalyptic Aztec/Mayan myth about the end of the world. 20 min. vhs 999:3968
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True Story(2006)
Directed by Stephanie J. Via. In this short film an elderly woman remembers a tragic childhood moment. 3 min. DVD 7163
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Two Cars, One night(New Zealand, 2005)
Directed by Taika Waititi. In this little love story, three children in two cars wait for their parents one night outside a rural pub. 11 min. DVD 6135
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Underground Zero (2001)
A collaborative film project comprised of a collection of short films by a variety of experimental and documentary filmmakers in response to the events of September 11, 2001. Main program : The End of summer (3 min.) / Frazer Bradshaw -- Voice of the prophet (7 min.) / Robert Edwards -- China diary (911) (12 min.) / Eva Brzeski -- Isaiah's rap (3 min.) / Rob Epstein & Jeffrey Friedman -- Brief encounter with Tibetan monks (5 min.) / Paul Harrill -- Scene from an endless war (2 min.) / Norman Cowie -- The World is a classroom (14 min.) / Caveh Zahedi -- A Strange mourning (5 min.) / David Driver -- 21 (3 min.) / Laura Plotkin -- Carefully taught (4 min.) / Valerie Soe -- World as we know it (4 min.) / John Haptas & Kristine Samuelson -- Prayer (3 min.) / Jay Rosenblatt -- Untitled (6 min.) / Ira Sachs. Program two: New York (6 min.) / Chel White -- Brooklyn promenade (3 min.) / Mark Street -- Both towers have fallen (2 min.) / Cathy Cook -- No news (4 min.) / Bushra Azzouz -- Parthenogenesis (2 min.) / Marina Zurkow -- Language lessons (9 min.) / Jeanne C. Finley & John Muse -- End of an era (6 min.) / Lucas Sabean -- Meal (4 min.) -- Cathy Crane & Sarah Lewison -- Collateral damage (3 min.) / Marcia Jarmel -- Drink from the river (3 min.) / Thad Povery & The Scratch Film Junkies -- Fear itself (3 min.) / Dan Weir -- Wake (4 min.) / Abigail Severance & Julia Inez Gandelsonas -- Awake (1 min.) / Greg Watkins -- 9/10 (8 min.) / Thomas Logoreci. 111 min. DVD 2154

Urban Visions
11 short films from London, Paris, New York, Helsinki, Milan and elsewhere, presenting different visions of urban life as art, fiction, and social commentary. These films will take you, beyond borders, to discover urban subcultures under a new light. Urban Visons includes both the extraordinary as well as the perfectly ordinary. It's about everyday life, real and unreal, as seen through the eyes of independent and cutting-edge film-makers with a dedication to form, rhythm, and color. These works are witness to a new wave of film as art without limits of creativity and style and free of technical and financial constraints. Urban Visions proves that now just like the big city, anything is possible. Push / Gorka Aguado (4:29) -- One last thing / Hilton Earl (5:15) -- Fausse solitude / Pierre-Yves Cruaud (5:45) -- Der letzte Flug / Lombardi-Clan (11:24) -- Pako / Nosfe (1:27) -- Hi-fi / Sean Baker (5:34) -- Novanta / GG Tarantola (12:10) -- When the floor became the ceiling / Rudolf Buitendach (6:03) -- Raus aus seinen Kleidern / Corinna Schnitt (7:18) -- Promenaux / Stefano Canapa (11:19) -- The strip mall trilogy / Roger Beebe (9:06). Dist: Lowave DVD 6393

Utopia One: Eu Topos Experimental Shorts!
Collection of shorts celebrating the talents of avant-garde Australian filmmaker Julian Dahl. Contents: Falling (2001, 3 min.) -- Puppy love (1991, 8 min.) -- Stream (2004, 8 min.) -- Insect (2000, 30 min.) -- End of beast (1989, 17 min.). Special features: Interview with the director; promotional trailer; 'Alien baby' trailer; 'Camjackers' trailer; slideshow; bonus film. DVD X3993

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[Varda, Agnès] Varda tous courts
A collection of short features and documentaries as well as photographs by Agnès Varda, most include commentary by Varda relating the origin of each short film and a few anecdotes. DVD 1. Les Courts . O saisons, o châteaux (1957) (21 min.; col.); Plaisir d'amour en Iran (1976) (6 min.; col.); Du côte de la côte (1958) (26 min.; col.). Cinevardaphoto. Ydessa, les ours et etc. (2004) (44 min.; col.); Ulysse (1982) (22 min.; b&w and col.); Salut les Cubains (1963) (30 min.; b&w). L'essai. 7 P., cuis., s. de b. (à saisir) -- DVD 2. Les Courts . Oncle Yanco (1967) (22 min.; col.); Black Panthers (1968) (30 min.; col.); Réponse des femmes (1975) (8 min; col.). Les Courts . Les dites cariatides (1984) (13 min.; col.); L'Opéra-Mouffe (1958) (17 min.; b&w); Elsa la rose (1965) (20 min.; b&w); Le Lion volatil (2003) (12 min.; col.); T'as de beaux escaliers, tu sais (1986) (3 min.; col. and b&w); Les Fiancés du Pont Mac Donald (1961) (3 min., b&w). BONUS 1. Une minute pour une image (1983) (14 photographs; b&w). BONUS 2. Du Coq à l'Áne (Des mains et des objets) (20 min.; col.). DVD X4115

Verano 79(Mexico, 2008)
Directed by Rodrigo Oviedo. Cast: Victor Kaim, Miguel Rodarte, Victor Rivera, Alejandro Cervantes, Cristina Rodlo. The story takes place during the summer of 1979, when two friends, Rogelio and Chepo decide to start a business together. Despite being one of the best summers of their lives it ends in betrayal and what seems to be the end of the friendship as well. Many years later, Chepo Leal, has become a professional photographer and has been invited to his hometown to present his work. For his surprise the event has been organized by his childhood friend, who is now a successful business entrepreneur. Presented at the International Latino Film Festival held in the San Francisco Bay Area. 19 min. DVD X7359
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Viaje en taxi (Argentina, 1997)
Directed by Jorge Sabate. Cast: Gonzola Arguimbau, Pedro Isequilla, Alejandra Radano. In this comic farce a hurried businessman hails a cab only to be delayed by the amorous taxi driver who picks up women. System Details SF International Latino Film Festival Collection. 10 min. vhs 999:3900
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Victoria para chino (USA | Mexico, 2004)
Directed by Cary Fukunaga. Cast: Domingo Jose Cruz Delgado, Oliver Cruzdaza, Aldo de Anda. In May 2003 a refrigerated truck carrying more than 80 illegal immigrants from the Mexican border drove into the heartland of Texas. A deadly combination of heat and overcrowding lead to tragedy. Based on a true event, this film tells the story of that journey. 14 min. DVD X7007
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Vintage Erotica

Anno 1920: After the horrors of WWI, a sultry madness took hold of the French society that no authority could stop. Taking popular poetic figures of French culture and turning them into pretexts for orgies, these nineteen short films produced between 1920 and 1930, have an unexpected subversive and humorous dimension. Everything turns into group sex-- we even get a look at how fun it was to be incarcerated during the French Revolution. Contents: Zut! Zut! Ma légitime! -- Satyre Casimir -- Après-midi à la fumerie -- Au clair de la lune -- Mésaventures de Monsieur Gross' Bitt -- Deux columbines -- Séduction (le Duc de Sommerange) -- Coquette aus bas blancs -- Retour de l'explorateur -- Pierrette allait a la Riviere -- Amour chez Minouche -- Leçon de piano -- Pedicure enflammé -- Bas-fonds napolitains -- Untitled -- Télégraphiste -- Mariage ultra-moderne -- Gisele et le groom -- Après la confession. Bonus feature: Le Verrou (from Vintage erotica, anno 1930) with new score by Marcel Fragonard et Le Epopée de Culté Sinfonietta. 90 min. DVD X1943

Anno 1930: Presents 23 films of French erotica from the 1920's and 30's, featuring all aspects of soft-core, hard-core, straight, bi, gay and fetish imagery. Made in France, these films feature lush backdrops and exotic costumes with settings ranging from the Orient to the era of the Musketeers. Filmed by professionals as well as amateurs (like the mysterious Mr. X) these films prove that erotic cinema is as old as cinema itself. Contents: Deux petites bonnes. -- Vie Parisienne. -- Sauvageonne. -- Aventures de Ben Ali. -- Scènes d'intérieur de Mr. X. -- Scènes d'extérieur de Mr. X. -- Etape en forêt. -- Flagellation en bord de Mame. -- Jeunes filles sans uniforme. -- Dressage au fouet. -- Sous les caresses du martinet. -- Nudist bar. -- En vacances. -- Nouvelle secrétaire. -- Trois gouttes de rosée. -- Grandê bagarre. -- Tournée des grands ducs. -- Verrou. -- Mousquetaire au restaurant. -- Amour et ballerine. -- Mektoud, fantaise Arabe. -- Songe de butterfly. -- Surpris par le gard-champêtre. 116 min. DVD X1944

Anno 1940: Features fifteen remastered short films from 1940 to 1950. The 1940s sure were frisky, according to this collection of French shorts, many produced during World War II. Lesbians, XXX-rated parodies of Santa Claus, as well as erotic body painting, nudist camps films, spanking films and other themes are covered in this risque roundelay. Contents: 2 roses -- Catch cache -- [2 without titles] -- A la française -- Partie de cartes -- Esprit de famille -- Madame et sa bonne -- Vase brisé -- Monsieur a sonné -- Petit conte de noel -- Clinique en folie -- Representante -- Ersats seule -- Puce. Includes collection of still photos, 1900-1940. DVD X1945

Anno 1950: Twenty years before the rise of 1970's hardcore films in the U.S., the commercial pornography produced by the French unleashed a new era of erotic cinema. Suddenly, unlike the common "stag" films of the time, scripts, multiple camera angles, and title credits were introduced into erotic productions. This collection features fifteen remastered French short films produced from 1950 to 1960. Contents: Femme seules (Women on their own) -- Rasage en douceu (Smooth shaving) -- Attachement (Attachment) -- Femme au portrait (Women with the portrait) -- Danseuse aux seins nus (Topless dancer) -- Plaisirs champêtres (Pastoral pleasures) -- Sans titre (Untitled) -- Service après-vente (After-sales service) -- Sans titre (Untitled) -- Peeping Tom -- San titre (Untitled) -- Rendez-vous -- Voleur entôlé = Thief in jail -- Sans titre (Untitled) -- Femmes infidèles (Unfaithful women). 110 min. DVD X1946

Anno 1960: Shortly before the rise of mainstream pornography in the USA, the French and other Europeans produced a series of erotic loops for the theatres with a feeling of private and sleazy allure. The 1960s was a new period in music, fashion and film, which transcends to these erotic timepieces. Shows a variety of amateur footage of sexual interaction between couples, groups, lesbians, hipsters and mods. 105 min. DVD X1947

Vitaphone Cavalcade of Musical Comedy: Shorts Collection
"You'll root-toot-toot for this colossal collection of big bands, vaudeville veterans and more all-time greatest performers and ensembles parading your way out of the Warner Bros. vault in an amazing 10- hour, 6-disc collection of 53 theatrical shorts, including two discs' worth of eye-popping early three-strip Technicolor" DVD X6024

Contents: Disc 1. (13 shorts): The Howard Brothers in between the acts at the opera -- Gus Arnheim and his ambassadors -- Tal Henry and his North Carolinians -- Rhythms-1929 -- The Opry House -- Red Nichols and his five pennies -- Lew Fields in 23... Skidoo -- Fashion's mirror -- Henry Santrey -- Opening night -- One way out -- Jack Buchanan with the Glee quartet -- Bubbles.

Disc 2. (7 shorts): The grand dame -- Nine O'clock folks -- Hot news Margie -- The mild west -- Rooftops of Manhattan -- The Duncan sisters in " Surprise."

Disc 3. (11 shorts): Thrills of yesterday -- Movie album #1 -- Inklings -- Movie album #2 -- Nickelette -- Movie memories #1 -- A penny a peep -- The camera speaks -- Hollywood newsreel -- Movie memories #2 -- A trip through a Hollywood Studio.

Disc 4. (11 shorts): Harry Warren, America's foremost composer -- Barber shop blues -- Phil Spitalny & his orchestra- A big city fantasy -- Mirrors -- Phil Spitalny & his musical queens -- Don Redman & his orchestra -- Mr. & Mrs. Jesse Crawford at home -- Vaudeville reel #1 -- Vaudeville reel #2 -- Vaudeville reel #3 -- Vaudeville reel #4.

Disc 5. (6 shorts): Service with a smile -- Good morning Eve! -- What? No men! -- Gypsy sweetheart -- Okay, José -- Carnival day.

Disc 6. (6 shorts): King of the islands -- Changing of the guard -- Echo mountain -- The Sunday round-up -- Romance road -- Out where the stars begin. DVD X6024

Vitaphone Varieties
Recovered and restored: fascinating early-sound shorts from a bygone entertainment era. Venerable vaudevillians, musical marvels, crazy comics, formidable characters actors. These and other great performers and ensembles from the Warner Bros. vault comprise a dazzling collection of 60 theatrical shorts (1926-1930) that reach across the footlights and decades to delight new generation.

Contnets: Disc 1. (17 shorts): The revelers -- The Morrisey and Miller night club review -- Colin & Glass in " Sharps and flats" -- Earl Burtnett and his Biltmore Hotel Orchestra -- Val and Ernie Stanton in " Cut yourself a piece of cake" -- Brown and Whitaker in "A laugh or two" -- Jimmy Clemons in " Dream Cafe" -- Bert Swor in "A colorful sermon" -- Gladys Brockwell in " Hollywood bound" -- Jay C. Flippen in "The ham what am" -- Harry J. Conley in "The book worm" -- Dora Maughan with Walter Fehl in " Song impressions" -- Henry B. Walthall in " Retribution" -- Dick Rich and his Synco-Symponists -- Montague Love in " Character studies" -- Kjerulf's Mayfair Quintette in "A musical melange" -- Val Harris with Ann Howe in "The wild westerner"

Disc 2. (17 shorts): Eddie White in " I thank you" -- Marlowe and Jordan in " Songs and impressions" -- Val and Ernie Stanton in " English as she is not spoken" -- Jack Waldron in "A breath of Broadway -- Florence Brady in "A cycle of songs" -- Earl Burtnett and his Biltmore Hotel Orchestra -- Mitchell Lewis in "The death ship" -- Al Lyons and his Four Horsemen in " My musical melange" -- Robert Emmett Keane in " Gossip" -- Born and Lawrence in "The country gentleman" -- The Rangers in " After the round-up" -- Arthur Pat West in " Ship ahoy!" -- Born and Lawrence in " Pigskin troubles" -- Frank Whitman " That suprising fiddler" -- Ann Codee and Frank Orth in "A bird in the hand" -- Bud Harris and Frank Radcliffe in " At the party" -- Harry Fox and his Six American Beauties.

Disc 3. (15 shorts): Fred Ardath in " These dry days" -- Jack White with the Montrealers -- Dooley and Sales in " Dooley's the name" -- Oklahoma Bob Albright and his Rodeo Do Flappers -- Charles C. Peterson, billiard champion of fancy shots -- Hobart Cavanaugh, Regina Wallace, and Wayne Gibson in " Sympathy" -- Mel Klee in "The Prince of wails" -- Harry Fox and Beatrice (Bee) Curtis in "The bee and the fox" -- Coletta Ryan and Duke Yellman in " Songology" -- The Gotham Rhythm Boys -- " Poor Aubrey" by George Kelly, with Franklin Pangborn, Helen Ferguson, Clara Blandick and Ruth Lyons -- Billy "Swede" Hall & Company in " Hilda" -- " Revival day" with Slim Timblin -- " Niagara Falls" with Bryant Washington and Helen Jerome Eddy -- John T. Murray and Vivian Oakland in " Satires".

Disc 4. (11 shorts): Jans and Whalen in " Two good boys gone wrong" -- Carlena Diamond, harpist supreme -- " Trifles" -- Anderson and Graves in " Fishing around" -- " Surprise" with Tom Dugan and Barbara Leonard -- " What a life" -- " Thanksgiving Day" -- " Pack up your troubles" with Douglas Stanbury and the Lyric Quartet -- " She who gets slapped" with Tom Dugan -- Betty and Jerry Browne in " Let's elope!" -- Joe Frisco in "The songplugger". DVD X6023

Waiting For(2006)
Directed by Althea Wasow. Cast: Jamell Evans, Ayinde Howell, George Ruiz. George has just met the girl of his dreams during a brief encounter at a park. His life is now put on hold when he recovers the cell phone that she accidentally leaves behind. George waits patiently for her to call hoping that a chance at love is just a ringtone away. Presented at the International Latino Film Festival held in the San Francisco Bay Area. 25 min. DVD X7358
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The Wannabe(2006)
Directed by Althea Wasow. Cast: Ramon Rodriguez, Suzette Gunn, Annabelle Paez. In 1990 in the Bronx a young man dares to cross the line between reality and fantasy. What price should he pay? Based on a true story connected to a shooting at the legendary Palladium nightclub. Presented at the International Latino Film Festival held in the San Francisco Bay Area. 24 min. DVD X5936
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Welfare to Love (1941)
Directed by Chris Coronado. Cast: Dayna Winston Coronado, Seychelle Gabriel, Chris Coronado, Luke Poole. Depicts the sad and intimate tale of the Lopez family and their tenuous struggle to survive on welfare. With funding from Alameda County Social Services, the film was conceived by Women's Employment Resources Corporation (a non-profit entity) based on its experience with families in economic and emotional crises. Presented at the International Latino Film Festival held in the San Francisco Bay Area. 10 min. vhs 999:3959

We Got Next(2000?)
Directed by Tricia Creason Valencia. Cast: Rebecca Jude, Marla Renee; basketball players from UC Berkeley and San Francisco State University. Before their senior year of high school begins, two best friends are at odds. One has transferred to the rival high school to increase her chances of recruitment for college basketball, forcing the girls to redefine and reinvent their lifelong friendship. 16 min. Video/C 999:3966

What Really Happened During the Cuban Missile Crisis (2002)
Directed by Charles McNamara. Cast: Marlene Forte, Ruben Rabasa, Mary Ellen Taylor, Spencer Ridley, John Bader. As the US and USSR engage in a nuclear endgame over Cuba, a single mother and her 2-year-old son face off in their own private battle -- toilet training Presented at the International Latino Film Festival held in the San Francisco Bay Area. 17 min. vhs 999:3960

Wholphin

No. 1: Stairway at St. Paul / performed and directed by Jeroen Offerman (8:30) -- The great escape / directed by Jeroen Offerman (10:11) -- Are you the favorite person of anybody? / directed by Miguel Arteta; written by Miranda July (4:11) -- The big empty / written, directed, and produced by J. Lisa Chang and Newton Thomas Siegel (21:04) -- Tatli hayat (aka The sweet life, aka The Turkish Jeffersons) (25:00) -- Untitled Al Gore documentary / directed by Spike Jonze (13:00) -- Soldier's pay / directed by David O. Russell (11:18) -- The delicious / written, starring, and directed by Scott Prendergast (15:54) -- The writer / directed and written by Carson Mell (3:10) -- The death of the hen / directed by Brian Dewan (15:54) -- The house in the middle / directed by the Department of Civil Defense in conjunction with the National Clean Up, Paint Up, Fix Up Bureau (6:00) -- Malek Khorshid / directed by Ali Akbar Sadeghi (16:00). DVD 7315

No. 2: Disc 1. The movie movie [an excerpt] / featuring Donald Trump, directed by Errol Morris (3:58) -- Building No. 7 / directed by Steven Soderbergh (3:52) -- The pity card [Unaired TV pilot] / featuring Zach Galifianakis, directed by Bob Odenkirk (12:29) -- American storage / with Martin Starr, directed by Andrew Jay Cohen (13:10) -- Home, James and don't spare the horses / directed by John Dolan (31:33) -- More [animated film] / directed by Mark Osborne (6:19) -- Sour death balls / directed by Jessica Yu ( 4:36) -- Mysterious geographic explorations of Jasper Morello [animated film] / directed by Anthony Lucas ( 26:07) -- The Mesmerist [recovered film] / featuring Boris Karloff , directed by Bill Morrison ( 15:48) -- Okusama wa majo (aka. Bewitched) [Japanese sitcom] (27:00) -- How to poke pole a monkey faced eel [instructional video] (3:43) -- Disc 2. The power of nightmares : [the rise of the politics of fear]. Part 1, Baby its cold outside (ca. 30 min.). DVD 7219

No. 3: Disc 1. The Russian suicide chair / by Dennis Hooper (2003, 5:25 min.) -- The passion of Martin / directed by Alexander Payne (1991, 49 min.) -- A stranger in her own city / directed by Khadija Al-Salami (Yemen, 2005, 29:45 min.) -- A bee and a cigarette / directed by Bob Odenkirk (2005, 12:15 min.) -- Funky forest the first contact [excerpt] / directed by Katsuhito Ishi, Shunichiro Miki, Aniki [Takeshi Kaneshiro] (Japan, 2005, 15:42 min.) -- Never like the first time! / directed by Jonas Odell (Sweden, animated, 2006, 14:30 min.) -- Kitchen / directed by Alice Winocour (France, 2004, 14:31 min.) -- Ballistic jaw propulsion of trap-jaw ants (2006, 3:39 min.) -- "Yeah, yeah, we speak English. Just serve" / Wholphin short (2006, 3:28 min.) -- Flotsam/Jetsam / directed by David and Nathan Zellner (2005, 5:16 min.) -- Tactical advantage / directed by Daren Rabinovitch (2006, 3:30 min.) -- Bobby bird / directed by Carson Mell (animated, 2005, 7:18 min.) -- Disc 2. The power of nightmares : [the rise of the politics of fear]. Part 2, The phantom victory / directed by Adam Curtis (U.K., 2004) DVD 9509

No. 4: Two cars, one night /directed by Taika Waititi (12:00) -- High Falls / directed by Andrew Zuckerman, screenplay by Alex Vlack (33:00) -- Strange culture / directed by Lynn Hershman Leeson (13:30) -- Heavy metal, jr. / directed by Chris Waitt (24:00) -- Schastlivy vmeste (Happy together) [re-scripted Russian sitcom] (25:00) -- Heavy metal drummer / directed by Toby MacDonald and Luke Morris (6:00) -- La chatte Andalouse / directed by Gerald Hustache Mathieu (48:00) -- Tom's war on terror / directed by Cameron Fay (2:00) -- Cheeta (4:00) -- Site specific, Las Vegas 05 / directed by Olivo Barbieri (6:45) -- Disc 2. (Bonus disc): The power of nightmares, part III:The shadows in the cave / directed by Adam Curtis. A collection of live and animated short films and documentaries. This issue of Wholphin features Maggie Gyllenhaal and Peter Sarsgaard lying to one another; the FBI mistaking an artist for a bioterrorist; Scottish 9 year olds singing Satan Rocks at their country fair; an episode of the Russian Married... with Children re-scripted; an Academy Award nominated short; nuns; retired chimpanzees; plaster casters; and films from France, Morocco, New Zealand and the U.K. DVD 8182

No. 5: Death to the tinman / directed by Ray Tintori (12 min.) -- Drunk bees / directed by Wholphin (5 min.) -- House hunting / directed by Amy Lippman (19 min.) -- American outrage / directed by George Gage (32 min.) -- Madame Tutli-Putli / directed by Chris Lavis and Maciek Szczerbowski (Canada, 17 min.) -- Piece by piece / directed by West Side Filmworks (14 min.) -- Chonto / directed by Carson Mell (13 min.) -- Echos der Buchrucken (parts I & III) / directed by Cesar Velasco Broca (Spain, 7 min, 10 min.) -- One day with the SLA / directed by David Martinez and Shane Bauer (9 min.) -- Monument valley flight attempt / directed by Will Lamson (3 min.) -- John "Kung Fu" Wang / directed by Dan Vest (6 min.) -- Shot through / directed by Tom Dale (U.K., 3 min.) DVD 9470

No. 6: Please vote for me (excerpt) / directed by Weijun Chen -- Safari and safari menus (excerpt) / directed by Catherine Chalmers -- On the assassination of the president / directed by Adam Keker -- Lucky / directed by Nash Edgerton -- Force 1 TD / directed by Randy Krallman -- Darling darling / directed by Matthew Lessner -- Bigfoot: a beast on the run / directed by David Thayer -- The man in the grey suit (excerpt from the feature film, Don't hold your breath) / directed by Roger Teich -- Silence is golden / directed by Chris Shepherd -- New boy / directed by Steph Green. DVD X604

No. 7: Disc 1. Sierra Leone's refugee all stars [excerpt and extended scenes] / directed by Zach Niles and Banker White (2005, 30 min.) --; Tørt og kjølig = Cold & dry / directed by Kristoffer Joner (Norway, 2008, 12 min.) -- The discipline of De / directed by Gus Van Sant (1982, 9 min.) -- Nutkin's last stand / directed by Nicholas Berger (2008, 18 min.) -- Field notes from Dimension X / directed by Carson Mell (2008, 4 min.) -- Choque / directed by Nacho Vigalondo (Spain, 2005, 11 min.) -- David Huggins: experienced / directed by Jeremy Vaeni (2008, 7 min.) -- The even more fun trip (animated, 2007, 17 min.) / directed by Bob Sabiston -- Glory at sea / directed by Benjamin Zeitlin (2008, 25 min.) -- Look at the sun /directed by Wholphin (2008, 5 min.) -- William Tell / directed by William Lamson (2006, 3:40 min.) -- Fantaisie in bubblewrap / directed by Arthur Metcalf (animated, 2007, 4:30 min.) -- Disc 2. Bonus disc: Select your intention: an interactive scientific experiment / directed by Aaron Michels (2008, 45:00 min.). DVD X649

No. 8: Short term 12 / Destin Daniel Cretton -- Kids + money / Lauren Greenfield -- My friends told me about you / Carlos Dengler and Daniel Ryan -- From burger it came / Dominic Bisignano -- Love you more / Sam Taylor-Wood & Patrick Marber -- Hidden / Hanna Heilborn, David Aronowitsch and Mats Johansson -- Great man and cinema / Jim Finn -- Room before and after / James Franco, Creed Bratton, and Maria Bamford. 143 min. DVD X1335

No. 9: Audience of one [excerpt from the documentary] (37:00) / directed by Michael Jacobs -- I love Sarah Jane (14:00) / directed by Spencer Susser -- He was once (16:00) / directed by Mary Hestand -- Teleglobal dreamin' (18:00) / directed by Eric Flanagan -- The astronomer's dream (9:30) / directed by Malcolm Sutherland -- Eve (21:00) / directed by Natalie Portman -- Joe and Linda flooded out of Holy Cross (22:00) / directed by Jonathan Demme -- Ptychogastria, spatulate (5:00) / directed by Brent Hoff -- Automatic : kite drawings (3:00) / directed by William Lamson -- Alive right now, somewhere (5:00) / original Wholphin short -- Hunt and gather (13:00) / directed by William Lamson. DVD X2108

No. 10: Sparks (24:00) / directed by Joseph Gordon-Levitt -- La Corona = The crown (40:00) / produced and directed by Amanda Micheli and Isabel Vega -- Creature within (1:30) and Melbourne years (0:50) / directed by Spike Jonze -- Maurice at the World's Fair (3:30) / directed by Spike Jonze and Lance Bangs -- Acting for the camera (15:00) / directed by Justin Nowell, written by Thomas Nowell -- Skhizein (13:00) / directed by Jérémy Clapin -- Jerrycan (13:00) / directed by Julius Avery -- Unmaking of I am a sex addict (7:00) / directed by Caveh Zahedi -- Sister wife (11:00) / directed by Jill Orschel -- Mompelaar (22:00) / directed by Wim Reygaert and Marc Roels -- Sunday, 6th April, 11:42AM (6:00) / directed by Flatform -- Bearings Glocken (5:00) / directed by Kawase Kohske -- Motodrom (9:00) / directed by Jörg Wagner. DVD X3022

No. 11: The six dollar fifty man (15:00) / directed by Mark Albiston and Louis Sutherland -- Bitch Academy (33:00) directed by Alina Rudnitskaya -- Plastic bag (18:00) directed by Ramin Bahrani -- Can we talk? (11:00) / directed by Jim Owen -- Wagah (14:00) / Supriyo Sen -- Dock Ellis & the LSD no-no (5:00) / directed by James Blagden -- Wolf ticket (8:30) / directed by Dugan Beach -- Out of our minds (18:00) / directed by Tony Stone -- Young love (7:00) / directed by Ariel Kleiman -- Southern exposure (2:00) / directed by Christopher Sheehy -- TJ Miller auditions for Yogi Bear (4:00) / directed by Jordan Vogt-Roberts. DVD X3248

No. 12: Static no. 12 (5:28); Ride no. 2 (2:00); Pan no. 2 (4:00) / by Daniel Crooks -- Rob and Valentyna in Scotland (23:00) / directed by Eric Lynne -- Mi amigo invisible (15:00) / directed by Pablo Larcuen -- Woman in burka (20:38) / directed by Jonathan Lisecki -- Miracle fish (17:53) / directed by Luke Doolan -- I don't blame the beautiful game (5:00) / directed by Christopher Arcella -- Drunk history vol. 3 (6:13) / created by Derek Waters, directed by Jeremy Konner -- Dynamic Tom : portrait of a cocksman (14:36) / directed by Andrew Cohn -- Here comes greatness (30:00) / directed by Matthew Luem & Greg Fiering -- The armoire (22:00) / directed by Jamie Travis. DVD X5004

No. 13: Successful alcoholics (25:10) / directed by Jordon Vogt-Roberts; written by T. J. Miller, Jordon Vogt-Roberts -- 'N me for myself (20:00) / directed by Georgis Grigorakis -- Arsy-versy (23:24) / directed by Miro Remo -- Crossbow (14:50) / directed by David Michôd -- History of aviation (17:10) / directed by Bálint Kenyeres -- Mosquito (12:00) / directed by Jeremy Engle -- Unclothed man in the 35th century A.D. (7:40) / animated & directed by Dash Shaw -- Delmer builds a machine (2:10) / directed by Landon Zakheim -- We are the faithful (9:00) / directed by Michael Koch -- How to explain it to my parents (Arno Coenen) (12:10) / directed by Lernert & Sander. DVD X5720

No. 14: Contents: Quadrangle (20:00) / directed by Amy Grappell -- Please say something (10:00) / directed by David OReilly -- Pioneer (15:00) / directed by David Lowery -- I am a girl! (15:00) / directed by Susan Koenen -- Soft (14:00) / directed by Simon Ellis -- Feeder (3:50) / directed by Joseph Ernst -- Chicken heade = Roos Djaj 15:20) / directed by Bassam Jarbawi -- Eagleman stag (9:00) -- directed by Mikey Please -- Inside report from Fukushima Nuclear Reactor evacuation zone (12:00) / directed by Tetsuo Jimbo -- Styrofoam (4:30) / directed by Noah Sheldon -- Sasquatch birth journal 2 (4:20) / directed by David & Nathan Zellner. DVD X6706

No. 15: Contents: Gayby (12:00) / directed by Jonathan Lisecki -- Tord and Tord (11:00) / directed by Niki Lindroth Von Bahr -- Buy it now (34:00) / directed by Antonio Campos -- Mary last seen (14:00) / directed by Sean Burkin -- Animal love (16:00) / directed by Mollie Jones -- How to rid your lover of a negative emotion caused by you! (15:00) / directed by Nadia Litz -- Kevin (37:00) / directed by Jay Duplass -- Love competition (12:00) / directed by Brent Hoff -- Heliotropes (3:10) / directed by Michael Langan -- Shrine of Santa Muerte (4:00) / directed by Carter Gunn & Ross McDonnell -- B-flat (4:30) / directed by Adam Frelin. DVD X7055

The Work of Director Spike Jonze: A Collection of Music Videos, Short Films, Documentaries, and Rarities.
Music videos: Includes the director's music videos for the bands Wax, Beastie Boys, the Pharcyde, the Breeders, Daft Punk, Fatlip, Weezer, Fatboy Slim, Dinosaur Jr., MC 900ft Jesus, the Notorious B.I.G., the Chemical Brothers, and Bjork, as well as interviews, commentaries, and rarities. Documentaries: What's up Fatlip? (31 min.): A candid documentary filmed as Spike and Fatlip worked together on a music video, and Spike lets his curiosity take over. Amarillo by morning (29 min.): While filming pro bull riders at a national rodeo in Houston, Spike befriended two suburban teenagers who aspired to be cowboys. This documentary chronicles a day in their lives. Torrance Rises (34 min.): Torrance Community Dance Group on the road to their grand performance at the MTV Video Music Awards. DVD 2217

The Work of Director Michel Gondry: A Collection of Music Videos, Short Films, Documentaries, and Stories.
Includes the director's music videos for the bands the White Stripes, Kylie Minogue, the Chemical Brothers, Bjork, Beck, Foo Fighters, Daft Punk, Cibo Matto, the Rolling Stones, Massive Attack, I Am, Jean Francois Coen, and Oui Oui, as well as "Stories and things" and the film "I've been 12 forever". DVD 2218

The Work of Director Chris Cunningham: A Collection of Music Videos, Short Films, Video Installations, and Commercials.
Includes the director's music videos for the bands Autechre, Aphex Twin, Portishead, Madonna, Leftfield (featuring Afrika Bambaataa), Squarepusher, and Bjork; commercials for Sony Playstation, Levis, and Nissan; video installations; and the documentary, "The Making of All is Full of Love," featuring behind the scenes footage and interviews with Bjork and Chris Cunningham. DVD 2219

The Work of Director Anton Corbijn.
Collection offers some of the director's best music videos including U2's One, Depeche Mode's Enjoy the Silence, Nirvana's Heart Shaped Box and Metallica's Hero of the Day. Also includes artist interviews, commercial work, and other short films. Music videos: Dr. Mabuse / Propaganda -- Red guitar / David Sylvian -- Seven seas / Echo and the Bunnymen -- Quiet eyes / Golden Earring -- The gam / Echo and the Bunnymen -- Behind the wheel / Depeche Mode -- Atmosphere / Joy Division -- My secret place / Joni Mitchell with Peter Gabriel -- Enjoy the silence / Depeche Mode -- One (director's cut) / U2 -- Straight to you / Nick Cave and the Bade Seeds -- Walking in my shoes / Depeche Mode -- Heart shaped box / Nirvana -- Liar / Henry Rollins -- hero of the day / Metallica -- Mama said / Metallica -- Barrel of a gun / Depeche Mode -- It's no good / Depeche Mode -- Bleibt alles Anders / Herbert Gronemeyer -- Opus 40 / Mercury Rev -- Goddess on a hiway / Mercury Rev -- In the sun / Joseph Arthur -- Mensch / Herbert Gronemeyer -- Electrical storm / U2 -- Re-offender / Travis -- All these things that I've done / The Killers. Special features: Beck and Dave Grohl MTV promos; U2, the making of "Electrical storm"; Some yoyo stuff; "Love will come through" by Travis; "It's no good" by Depeche Mode tour projections; "Hockey" by Palais Schaumburg (Anton's first music video); "Front by front" by Front 242; NotNa: a documentary about Anton; interviews and commentaries; 56 page book including Anton's photos, text and drawings. 400 min. DVD 4878

The Work of Director Stephane Sednaoui
Stephane Sednaoui's best videos are brought together in one collection. Included are Alanis Morissette's Ironic, Scar Tissue by the Red Hot Chili Peppers and U2's Mysterious Ways. Also has artist interviews, commentaries and other short films. Music videos: I can't wait / Mirwais -- For real / Tricky -- Scar tissue / Red Hot Chili Peppers -- Disco science / Mirwais -- Lotus / R.E.M. -- Possibly maybe / Bjork -- Ironic / Alanis Morissette -- Tricky / Pumpkin -- Queer / Garbage -- Hell is around the corner / Tricky -- Sly / Massive Attack -- Seven Seconds / Youssou N'Dour & Neneh Cherry -- Big time sensuality / Bjork -- Big time sensuality (new night version) / Bjork -- Sometimes salvation / Black Crowes -- Mysterious ways / U2 -- Give it away / Red Hot chili Peppers -- Le Monde de demain / NTM -- Discotheque (new director's cut) / U2. Special features: "Walk on the wild side" a short film inspired by Lou Reed's song; "Army of me" animation inspied by Bjork's song; "Acqua natasa" short film featuring Natasa Vojnovic; "Reve reche" Stephane's first short film attempt; interviews and commentaries; Stephane's presentation at New York University Film School; 56 page book includes diary of photos, storyboards, sketches and comments. 400 min. DVD 4879

The Work of Director Jonathan Glazer
Videos in this collection include Jamiroquai's Virtual Insanity, UNKLE's Rabbit in Your Headlights, Radiohead's Karma Police, and Blur's The Unviersal. Also includes commercials, artist interviews, and excerpts from the films Sexy Beast and Birth. Music videos: Street spirit / Radiohead; Virtual insanity / Jamiroquai; A song for the lovers / Richard Ashcroft; Into my arms / Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds; Rabbit in your headlights / UNKLE; The universal / Blur; Karma police / Radiohead; Karmacoma / Massive Attack -- Commericals: Ride / Wrangler; Surfer (extended) / Guinness; Swim black / Guinness; Dreamer / Guinness; Protection / Volkwager; Last orders / Stella Artois; Whip round / Stella Artois; Kung Fu / Levis -- Odyssey / Levis -- Bull (with Samual L. Jackson) / Barclays; Chicken (with Samuel L. Jackson) / Barclays -- Films: "You're the problem" an excerpt from the motion picture 'Sexy beast'; "Central Park" an excerpt from the motion picture "Birth" -- Tramp: Paul Kaye. Special features: interviews and commentaries; 56 page book including photographs, sketches, storyboards and interview. 400 min. DVD 4880

The Work of Director Mark Romanek
Includes the director's music videos for the bands Jay-Z, Linkin park, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Johnny Cash, Audioslave, No Doubt, Mick Jagger, Janet Jackson, Michael Jackson, Fiona Apple, Nine Inch Nails, Beck, Weezer, Eels, Snic Youth, Madonna, R.E.M., G. Love & Special Sauce, David Bowie, Lenny Kravitz, Keith Richards, En Vogue and kd lang, as well as interviews, commentaries and a documentary "Making of 99 problems." DVD 4881

Workshop Exercises (Cwiczenia warsztatowe)(Poland, 1987)
Directed by Marcel Lozinski. "In "Cwiczenia Warsztatowe",we see a documentary film crew filming views of Polish people on youngsters.A variety of answers are obtained as it is a question of honor of a communist society.There are some people who oppose all views about Polish youth.There are some people who present their frank views.We also get to see some people who refrain from speaking as they are afraid of expressing themselves in public.It appears from some scenes as if Polish people have some kind of fear which is preventing them from getting their voices heard.It is from some reactions that we can deduce that in the past there was some discipline in Polish schools.It is the older generation of Polish people that is extremely critical of young Poles.According to them Polish youth have a tendency to destroy everything.Marcel Lozinski films two views of the same reality.Is it a trick ? It might be a way to get closer to reality.It is shocking that no one knows a real answer to this question as the editing of the film was done neither with the knowledge of the participants nor without their approval." [IMDB] 12 min. Included on DVD 4183
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The World According to Shorts
Contents: Perra (Hugo Maza, writer and director) (16:49) -- We have decided not to die (Daniel Askill, writer and director) (11:22) -- United we stand ( Hans Petter Moland, director) (8:57) -- Antichrist (Adam Guzinski, writer and director) (27:14) -- The old woman's step (Jane Malaquias, writer and director) (15:05) -- Ring of fire (Andreas Hykade, writer and director) (15:17). La perra: A sexy satire in which a couple with empty lives invents a fantasy about the new maid in order to satisfy their sexual obsessions. We have decided not to die: Three figures undergo transformation through three rituals in a modern day allegorical triptych. United we stand: Eight old-timers come upon a young woman stuck in a swamp. Antichrist: A group of young boys have a leader who believes himself to be the Antichrist. He goads the others into daring games until things spin out of control. The old woman's shop: An old lady travels from her village to the city in order to sell a chicken so that she can buy a present for her grandson. Ring of fire: An animated film in which two cowboys are looking for sexual pleasure in a land of dangerous and fascinating creatures. DVD X1810

Wrath Time (Tempo de ira)(USA | Brazil, 2003)
Directed by Marcélia Cartaxo, Gisella de Mello. Cast: Cícera Candóia, Marcelia Cartaxo, Antonieta Noronha. A drama about a mother-daughter conflict in the midst of a drought in the inland part of Sertão, Brazil. 15 min. Video/C 999:3967
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Yashmak(UK, 2002)
Directed by James Brown. Highly acclaimed music video & commercial director James Brown shoots a stylized peek behind a yashmak veil, where a traditional Muslim custom is co-opted by a modern twist. 4 min. DVD 5350
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Ybi-173 (Venezuela, 2004)
Directed by Alfredo Hueck. Cast: Luis Octavian Rahamut, Luis Carlos Hueck, Pavel Roschupkin. In Latin America, taxis have become one of the main causes for accidents. Fabio has often thought about getting even with the crazy cabs that think they own the city streets ... but he's never dared to act alone. One day a drunken taxi driver tries to run Fabio off the road and he decides to get revenge. 15 min. DVD X7035

The Yellow Wallpaper (1977)
Directed by Marie Ashton. Cast: Sigurd Wurschmidt, Tom Dahlgren, Susan Lynch. This short film has become an important addition to women's studies and American literature course curricula. Set in the late 1800s, the story features Elizabeth, an aspiring writer who becomes ill and is forced to take a "rest cure." Completely isolated, her mind creates a world inside the wallpaper in her room--a world in which a woman is trapped and unable to escape. Based on the short story by Charlotte Perkins Gilman, written in 1890. 14 min. Video/C 5679
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Youngster(2004)
Directed by Will Canon When a 12-year-old drug dealer hands over a crack rock to a pushy addict without first getting paid, he must decide whether to trust a man with every reason to lie, or do his best to recover the money by his own means. 8 min. DVD 6340
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Youth In Us(2005)
Directed by Joshua Leonard. Cast, Lukas Haas, Kelli Garner. A young couple confronts a painful future by looking to the past. 12 min. DVD 6337
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[Zager, Jeremiah]Coney Island 1945
Directed by Jeremiah Zagar. "Documentary becomes dream as artist Isaiah Zagar sits in a diner, reminiscing on his childhood as he draws a picture of a bird. His looping pen strokes come to life, carrying us back into a childhood memory of him and his mother at the beach in Coney Island. A mix of 35mm film, digital video, and animation." [IMDB] DVD X2357

[Zager, Jeremiah]Paints on Ceiling
Directed by Jeremiah Zagar. "Sometimes, an entire lifetime is decided in a moment. At least it was for Isaiah Zagar, whose mother’s scream when he was three set him on the road to becoming an artist. In this striking, dream-like film, his son, Jeremiah reenacts the incident when his father had his epiphany: Letting his crayon stray outside the lines in the coloring book, to the formica kitchen table, then the floor, up the refrigerator and finally scrambling to the top of that appliance in order to color on the ceiling. When his mother walked in and saw her son teetering on the edge, her terrified cry convinced him that his destiny was to evoke similar reactions from others to his art. Now a famous Philadelphia mosaic and mural artist, Isaiah Zagar’s exploration of this moment offers extraordinary insight into the mind of a fascinating and complex man, the subject of his son’s first full-length documentary that won the Emerging Visions Award at its debut at the 2008 South by Southwest film festival." [babelgum.com] DVD X2357

[Zaatari, Akram] Five Short Films by Akram Zaatari: Sound and Image
Contents: Teach me, 1996 (6 min.) -- Countdown, 1995 (7 min.) -- Gift, 1995 (4 min.) -- Reflections, 1995 (11 min.) -- A family portrait, 1995 (10 min.) Teach me: By constructing new meaning out of recycled TV news footage, the filmmaker creates a thought-provoking statement against violence. Countdown: An interesting montage of mixed footage of real-life war and reel entertainment. Gift: A boy begs the filmmaker to let him join soccer players in order to appear on TV in this look at Lebanon's summmertime beach boys. Reflections: Memories and images of childhood are reflected both on the screen and in the small mirror that a young boy plays with as a toy. Family portrait: A profile of a young, modern Lebanese family who are having their family photos taken, this multi-layered work examines the differences and similarities between real life and the synthetic world of TV and film. vhs 999:3226

Zombie
Directed by Darrent Lynn Bousman. A short student film. Included on DVD 7498

El zombie de la muerte (2008)
Directed by Ruben Fleischer. Cast: Jason Loya, Juan Carlos Lopez. A brain-eating zombie rises from the dead to find a lonely taco vendor outside the cemetery. Presented at the International Latino Film Festival held in the San Francisco Bay Area. 2 min. DVD X4047
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