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Art, Architecture, Cinema, Music, Dance

Antoni Gaudi.
A spellbinding visual journey through the enchanted world of the great Spanish architect whose work influenced such artists as Picasso, Miro and Dali. The film follows every curve of Gaudi's colorful, organic and even erotic architecture. The haunting score by Toru Takemitsu helps bring the fantastical visions of this architectural celebrity to life. 1984. 72 min. Video/C 5656

Antoni Gaudi, 1852-1926: My House Is A Tree.
Tour of the architectural works in Barcelona of Antoni Gaudi, Spain's most famous architect, which represent the Spanish art nouveau style known as El Modernismo. 1991. 51 min. Video/C 2491

Art of the Western World: The Baroque in Spain and the Netherlands.
Examines the divergent themes of the baroque period, including a new emotional appeal as seen in Bernini's The Ecstasy of St. Teresa, Caravaggio's naturalism, Velasquez's multilayered works, and the rise of bourgeois values as seen in Rembrandt's works. Features experts Irving Lavin and Simon Schama. 30 min. Video/C 1679

[Buñuel, Luis] Luis Buñuel
Biographical account of Spanish born film director, Luis Bunuel, and a critique of his work through interviews with family, friends and collaborators. Clips of Bunuel at work and from some of his movies provide an additional dimension to the commentary. In Spanish. 75 min. Video/C 4219

Bunuel bibliography

Listing of MRC Bunuel holdings,

[Buñuel, Luis] Regarding Buñuel
A thorough, entertaining documentary on the life and work of Spanish filmmaker Luis Bunuel. Using archival photographs, footage, and clips from his films this is a complex portrait of one of the century's most notable filmmakers. Includes footage from an interview with Bunuel before his death, as well as interviews with various actors, friends and family members. 2000. 105 min. Video/C 4219

Bunuel bibliography

Listing of MRC Bunuel holdings,

Carlos Saura: Relations and Portraits
In this television interview on his filmmaking career which began under the repressive Franco regime, Saura discusses his filmmaking techniques and how, by incorporating a mixture of incisiveness, humor, action, and romance, he conveys the gist of Spanish and Latin culture to world audiences. An episode of the television program Tratos y Retratos. 52 min. Video/C 5825

The Clay Figurines of Galegos (O figurado de Galegos>
Artists: Rosa Romalho, Rosa Cota, Maria Sineta, Rosalina Baraca, Julia Ramalho, Julia Cota, Ana Baraca. Documents art work from two parishes in Galagos, Barcelos, Portugal where local folk artists are creating clay figurines with design themes based on animals, Portuguese folklore and religious themes. 200? 24 min. Video/C MM1040

Concierto de Aranjuez.
Performers: Paco de Lucia, Jose M. Bandera, Juan Manuel Canizares; Orquesta de Cadaques (dirigida, Edmon Colomer). Contents: Pt. 1. Concierto de Aranjuez: Allegro con spirito, Adagio, Allegro gentile (25 min.) -- Pt. 2. Solo, Duo, Trio: Mi Nino Curro (Rondena), Zyryab, Cana de Azucar (Rumba), Cancion de amor/Alta mar (66 min.). Video/C 5227

El Greco, 1541-1614.
A biographical examination of El Greco which depicts his paintings of the same subject from different periods to show his development in artistic approach and style. Also reviews the historical significance of his works which so graphically illustrate the Spanish view of reality in the 16th century. 60 min. Video/C 4039

El Greco: Spirit of Toledo. (Portrait of an Artist; 23)
This program, filmed on location in Toledo and Venice, shows the settings familiar to El Greco--his house, the streets, churches and countryside of Toledo--and traces his beginnings as a Byzantine icon painter in Crete. 30 min. Video/C 1095

Flamenco
Director, Carlos Saura. Popular dancers and folk groups demonstrate what is considered to be the national dance of Spain, the Flamenco. Over 300 dancers participate as they are photographed by the master cinematographer, Vittorio Storaro. Performers: Paco de Lucia, Manolo Sanlucar, Enrique Morente, Joaquin Cortes, Jose Menese, Lole y Manuel, Mario Maya, Jose Merce, Matilde Coral, Carmen Linares, Merche Esmeralda, Chocolate, Manuela Carrasco, Farruco, Fernanda de Utrera, La Paquera de Jerez, Manzanita, Ketama, Agujeta, Manuel Moneo, Paco Toronjo, Maria Pages, Aurora Vargas, Remedios Amaya, Juana la del Revuelo, La Macanita, Chano Lobato, Rancapino, Tomatito, Potito, Duquende, Belen Maya, El Grilo. 100 min. Video 999:2041

Credits and other information from the Internet Movie Database

Holden, Stephen. "Flamenco." (movie reviews) New York Times v146 (Fri, April 25, 1997):B4(N), C4(L), col 5, 10 col in.; v145 (Sat, Sept 30, 1995):15(N), 17(L), col 2, 11 col in.
Thom, Rose Anne."Flamenco." (movie reviews)Dance Magazine v71, n9 (Sept, 1997):94 (1 page).

Flamenco at 5:15
Shows how, for a brief interim each year, senior students at the National Ballet School of Canada meet with Susana and Antonio Robledo, flamenco dancers, teachers and choreographers, to learn flamenco dancing. Includes views of the students and their flamenco dancing as well as views of the students and their teachers dancing, alternated with segments of explanation. 30 min. Video/C 3445

La España Autentica.
Film which celebrates the art treasures of Spain as revealed through architecture, sculpture and illustrated manuscripts. Contents: La Alhambra -- El Toledo de las tres culturas -- Museo Nacional de Escultura -- El tesoro bibliografico de Espana -- Los Beatos -- Biblioteca Basilica de San Isidoro Leon. Video/C 2784

Gaudi.
Depicts the architecture of Antoni Gaudi (1853-1926) described as neo-gothic, art-nouveau, organic, and neo-Catalan. The unique "case" of Gaudi is thoroughly examined in this video with attention to both his aesthetic and technical innovations that enriched Barcelona's urban landscape during the boom years of the Catalan renaissance. 1992. 25 min. Video/C 5162

Girona, Mother of Israel: The Jews in Catalonia
Traces the arrival, daily life, and explusion of the Jews from Catalonia and the City of Girona. The program features Catalan-Ladino folk music, footage of Girona's Jewish quarter as it appears today, and interviews with historians. Producer/director, Patricia Giniger Snyder. 1988. 30 min. DVD 7926

Goya: His Life and Art.
A biographical in-depth examination of the life and work of the Spanish painter, Francisco Goya and of the critical period in Spanish history which he recorded in his art. In a period largely bereft of major literary masterpieces, it is to Goya that we look to find out what Spain was like in the period spanning the decline of neo-classicism, the devastation of the Napoleonic Wars, and the rise of romanticism and impressionism. 46 min. Video/C 4038

Guggenheim Museum Bilbao
Architect Frank Gehry's extraordinary building in the Basque country of northern Spain resembles a gigantic abstract sculpture in titanium, glass and limestone. Its luminous exterior is as visually stimulating as the cathedral-like atrium and the organic forms of the galleries--an artful complement to the building's artistic contents. In this film Gehry discusses his design approach and the architectural evolution of the museum, from sketches, to computerized blueprints, to the completed project. 1999. 33 min. Video/C 6798

The Heritage of Flamenco
This classic program helps make accessible the mysterious, intimate, plaintive form of music known as flamenco, promoting a deeper appreciation of Spanish culture. Background information on Moorish Spain, Andalusia, and a chronology of gypsy history provide the context for generous footage of juerga -- an informal flamenco performance -- that includes a full complement of dancers, singers, guitarists and palmeros. 1992. 60 min. Video/C 7379

The JVC Video Anthology of Music and Dance of Europe. Volume 2: France -- Spain -- Italy -- Serbia -- Romania.
60 min. Video/C 4505

The JVC Video Anthology of Music and Dance. Europe I, Ireland, England, France, Switzerland, West Germany, Spain, Italy, Greece.
Contents: Uilleann pipe -- Folk dance with concertina accompaniment -- Parade of the Military Band of Buckingham Palace -- Bagpipe performance -- Sword dance of Scottish soldiers -- Chanson: "Les feuilles mortes" -- Harlequin's dance -- Farandole -- Alphorn quartet -- Naturjodel ensemble -- The bear spirit at the carnival of Wilflingen -- The Uberlingen sword dance -- Sevillanas and rumba flamenca -- Cossiers -- Folk dance: "Bolero de Belmar" -- Folk dance: "Copeo de Montana" -- Sardana -- Neapolitan folk song: "Santa Lucia" -- Lament -- Sardinian folk song: "Love and error" -- Joyous dance -- Sardinian dance song: "Ballo" -- Pentozali -- Wedding ceremony from Crete. 53 min. Video/C 3533

Manolete
Shows highlights of the career of the Spanish bullfighter Manolete including exciting scenes in the bullring. In Spanish. PAL format. 45 min. Video/C 7587

Miralda, Obres 1965-1995.
An indepth view of the various and imaginative modern art works by the Spanish artist, Antoni Miralda. 56 min. Video/C 4330

Miro: Theatre of Dreams. (Portrait of an Artist;18)
The only Surrealist whose work survived in the face of new trends, Miro is shown here at age 85, working in his studio and embarking on an entirely new venture: an original theatrical production. 60 min. Video/C 1098

Muerte en la tarde
Shows highlights of the careers and deaths of three famous Spanish bullfighters including scenes in the bullring with some of the fights resulting in the death of the toreodor. In Spanish. PAL format. 60 min. Video/C 7588

Music in the Age of Alfonso el Sabio.
Alfonso the Tenth of Spain earned the sobriquet "the learned" as one of the central cultural figures of 13th century Europe. Centering on the Cantigas de Santa Maria, this program describes the cultural currents in the Spain of his time with particular emphasis on the music of jongleurs and troubadours. 20 min. Video/C 5096

Paquirri: un canto de amor y muerte
Shows highlights of the career of the Spanish bullfighter Paquirri including exciting scenes in the bullring. In Spanish. PAL format. 45 min. Video/C 7586

Rutas de euskaidi
A visual tour of the scenic, historic, religious and architecturally significant sites of various locations in the Basque regions of Spain. Contents: 1. Entre Zugastieta y Durango (11 min.) -- 2. Entre Murguia y Vitoria (13 min.) -- 3. Entre Mutiloa y San Adrian (10 min.) -- 4. Entre Oyarzun y Renteria (14 min.). In Spanish. 48 min. Video/C 7585

The Spanish Crates (Las cajas españolas)
Documents the heroic efforts to safeguard Spain's artistic heritage during the Spanish Civil War. The republican government established the Junta de Defensa del Tesoro Artistica during the early days of social upheaval in 1936, later succeeded by an international committee. Some 1,868 crates were eventually evacuated to safety, including much of the contents of the Prado Museum and the National Archeological Museum. The story of the massive undertaking was suppressed during the Franco regime but is preserved in the extensive historical footage assembled here. Directed by Alberto Porlan. 2004. 97 min. DVD X4428
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Toledo.
A visit to one of the world's greatest edifices, the magnificent palace and monastery of El Escorial, built by King Phillip II in the 16th century, and a stop in Toledo, to see Moorish architecture, El Greco's home and his exquisite paintings. 42 min. Video/C 5101

Two Faces of the Seventeenth Century
Program explores two 17th century masterpieces of painting in the collection of The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Rembrandt's Self-Portrait (1660) is compared with his many other self-portraits. Velazquez' Juan de Pareja (1650) is examined alone in close detail. 28 min. Video/C 1108

[Zambrano, María] María Zambrano
Documentary film of the Spanish essayist and philosopher, María Zambrano. Presented at the International Latino Film Festival held in the San Francisco Bay Area. In Spanish without English subtitles. 43 min. DVD X5931

Spanish History and Life

Acts of Faith: Jewish Civilization in Spain
Many Latinos in the American Southwest wear amulets and perform certain practices different from their fellow Latino Catholics--and are discovering only now, to their amazement, that they are descended from Jews who chose conversion rather than death at the time of the great expulsion from Spain in 1492. This film looks at remnants of what was once the great Jewish civilization in Spain: the artifacts, which were Christianized or destroyed; and the people, many of whom continued to practice elements of the religion and folklore of Judaism and for most of whom the memory of Jewishness has been extinguished. 1995. 50 min. Video/C 6562

The Barcelona Blueprint
Once the industrial heart of the region of Catalonia in Spain, Barcelona was becoming a failed European city when a visionary local government decided to radically redevelop the city in the run for the 1992 Olympics. It is now considered a model 21st century city, combining historic buildings with modern architecture. This program takes a tour of Barcelona's seafront and listens to a studio debate on the issues facing cities and those who live in them. This debate was part of the Special Session of the UN General Assembly held in New York in 2001. Video/C 8937

Basque Ball
This thought-provoking documentary explores the unique language and long-held traditions of the mythical land of the Basques, and details the regions intricate and painful political reality. A Julio Medem film. c2003. 107 min. DVD X6253

The Defeat of the Spanish Armada Twelve Summer Days, 1588
Presents by means of fictional British television news coverage from 1588 the events of the Spanish Armada's voyage through the English Channel. 42 min. Video/C 3997

The Disputation: A Theological Debate Between Christians and Jews
Recreates a public theological debate between Christians and Jews, which were common during the Middle Ages. This one, held in Barcelona in 1263, was unique, being a genuine debate between Christianity and Judaism which brought to light the basic differences between the two religions. 1993. 65 min. Video/C 6563

España en libertad (Spain in Freedom)
The coronation of Juan Carlos I marked the third restoration of Spanish Bourbon rule. This program tracks the mixed fortunes of post-Franco Spain as it transitioned into a parliamentary monarchy and moved forward into the 21st century. News footage of policy makers and events addresses free elections, economic restructuring, membership in the E.U., educational reforms, and social security as well as the failed 23-F coup, high unemployment, labor strikes, and terrorism. Dist.: Films Media Group. 2005. 61 min. DVD 6259

Euskadi
The first definitive film treatment of the Basque-Spanish conflict. Traces the history of the Basque independence movement from the Spanish civil war to after the socialist victory in the 1982 Spanish national elections. Archival footage and interviews with some of the main protagonists of this conflict present events of the last fifty years such as the 1937 bombing of Guernica, the systematic police repression of Basques under the Franco regime, and the killing of Prime Minister Carrero Blanco by the ETA (Euskadi ta Askatasuna - the Basque Country and Her Liberty). A film by Arthur MacCaig. 1984. 97 min. Video/C MM1082

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Expulsion and Memory: Descendants of the Hidden Jews
This documentary traces the descendants of Spanish Jews who were forced to either flee or convert to Catholicism after Queen Isabella's edict of 1492. Many of these Jews had to practice their religion in secret, passing their furtively-recalled customs down through the generations. Exploring the history and culture of these 'conversos,' the film celebrates an enduring spiritual legacy which has survived centuries of persecution. 1996. 51 min. Video/C 6640

Hasta la Reina Isabel Baila el Danzon (Even Queen Isabel Dances the Danzon)
The Spain of the Catholic kings is still present in many places in Cuba, like Havana, where Marta Gonzalez lives. She is a card and palm reader turned spiritualist who believes that she is possessed by the spirit of Queen Isabel of Castile. In Spanish with English subtitles. 20 min. Video/C 4211

Into the Rising Sun.
1999. 52 min. each installment.
The Barrier of Fear. In 1415, Cape Bojador along the northwest coast of Africa marked the point at which the known world ended and superstition began. Voyages of exploration spearheaded by Portugal's Prince Henry the Navigator conquered that fear of the unknown-- launching the colonial era and establishing a slave trade that decimated the African continent. Video/C 6558

Beyond the Cape of Storms. With West Africa mapped, Portugese explorers continued down the coast, seeking the turning point of an eastbound trading route to India. Epic voyages revealed myriad cultures, thousands of miles of harsh terrain, and eventually, the southernmost tip of the continent. Dubbed the Cape of Storms by explorer Bartolomeu Dias, the king of Portugal renamed it the Cape of Good Hope. Video/C 6559

The Passage to India. Da Gama completes a two-year, 27,000-mile round trip to India, returning with a handful of spices and establishing a Portuguese presence along the East African coast and Indian subcontinent. A single eyewitness account by Alvaro Velho survives to detail the arduous voyage and da Gama's determination, while present-day footage reveals the lasting implications of the journey on new lands. Video/C 6560

A Liar's Tale With the sea route to India established, young merchant adventurer Mendes Pinto pushes on throughout Asia in the 16th century. Witnessing world events from the Red Sea to Japan, he helps position Portugal as a major economic player in the East. While Pinto's accounts mingle the facts with the fantastical, his journey provides insight into the West's activities in the East. Video/C 6561

Latcho Drom.
This film presents, in documentary format, a glimpse of contemporary Gypsy life as expressed in a variety of musical settings. Scenes and music from Gypsy cultures in India, Egypt, Turkey, Romania, Hungary, Slovakia and Spain. 103 min. Video/C 4068

Mercaderes y cambistas
Presents a history of the great fairs held in Medina del Campo, Spain, through documentary engravings, paintings, photographs and pictures from the beginning of the 20th century and their contributions to the commerce, culture and art of the society. VHS format (PAL). In Spanish. 12 min. Video/C 8512

La pelota vasca: La piel contra la piedra (Euskal pelota : larrua harriaren kontra)
Documentary about the Basque nationalist movement in Spain, with 69 interviews interspersed with documentary footage and film excerpts. In Spanish. 2003. 117 min. DVD X77
The Romany Trail.
Part 1 is a search for the "lost" gypsy tribes of Egypt, and traces their route into Spain; pt. 2 goes to India, to find what are believed to be the original gypsy families whose descendants migrated across the Middle East to Africa and Europe, and then goes to Eastern Europe, among the oppressed gypsy communities of then-Communist Europe. 1992. 120 min. Video/C 3266 Pt. 1-2

Septembers
Each September, the inmates from Madrid's prison system gather in Soto de Real penitentiary for the Festival of Song. This intimate, experiential documentary follows the personal stories of eight participants over the course of one year. Presented at the International Latino Film Festival held in the San Francisco Bay Area. Directed by Carles Bosch. 2007. 117 min. DVD X7382
El Siglo de Frai Luis de Leon
A visual tour of a 1991 exhibition held in Salamanca, Spain which celebrates the life and work of the Spanish Augustinian Biblical scholar, theologian and poet, Fray Luis de Leon. In Spanish. PAL format. 30 min. Video/C 5594

Spain the Moorish Influence
Encompasses Spain's epic story of conquest and reconquest by the Moors. Describes the shifting social and political realities of the Islamic and Christian kingdoms and the influence of Moorish civilization which helped lead to the European Renaissance. 28 min. Video/C 4602

Spanish TV Commercials. Part 1
Contents: Reynolds, Vespa, Drogas, Spalding, Paredes, Rondel, Estivalia, Pedro Domecq, Visa, Saimaza, Drogas, para que?, Braun, Mopu, Milupa, Knorr, Banco Union, Sarpe, Bitter Cinzano soda, Camy, Sucaryl, Kellogs, Gallina Blanca, Nugget, Opel Corsa, Cimarron jeans, Ginger ale Schweppes, La Cigala, Citroen, Cabana, Polo Royal, Dhul, Jane, Condicion femenina, Toja, Brik, Artespana, Colgate, Renfe, Spontex, Tacto, Banco de Bilbao, -Teatro/ Ministerio de Cultura, Telefonica, Dosan, Danone, Nivea creme, La Once, Iberia, Generalitat de Catalunya, Drogas? Simplemente di no, Taifol, Yoplait, Codorniu, Schweppes, Oil of Ulay, Avidesa, Fiat, Braun trial, Peugeot, J'Hayber, Nescafe, Vetiver, Renault, Nestle, Bando Exterior de Espanna, Yoplait, La Casera, Glory viva, Tuc, Trasmediterranea. Video/C 5102

Spanish TV Commercials. Part 2.
Contents: Renault, Principe, Arcoroc, Mosto, Temas ocultos, Gior, C&A, Dixan, Panrico, TVE, Friskies, Froderm, Bonka, del, Loteria nacional, Gallina Blanca, Citreon, Conservas miau, Conejo, Ruffles, Ajax, Sunsilk, Bimbo, Nationale, Dan'up, Trident, Michelin, Peugeot, Ike, Spontex, Citreon, Huesitos, Oscar Mayer, Pan ortiz, -BBV, Leche, Chiquilin, Yoplait, Nutriben, Pato WC, Pronto, Alimentos, Diccionario, Aceite Guillen, Clesa, Vision lab, Opel, Enciclopedia, Revilla, Sundy, Volkswagen, Verja, Frudesa, Expansion, Porcelanosa, Pescanova, Ram, Coca cola, Flor, Bilore, Lejia neutrex, Bonduelle, Knorr Quik, Chocolate chips, Sensitis guantes cel, Inespal, Nissan, Yoplait, Equalis de Vichy, McCain, Caserio, Lavax, Pasley, Glassex, Nescafe, Gran Bretana, Copa Danone, Raider, Jamon Revilla, Ariel, Mayonesa, Compensating, Lejia Estrella, Basic home de Vichy, Fantastic, Servi red, Digestive, Frostes. 40 min. Video/C 5103

States of Terror: Counter-terrorism in the Basque Country (Etats de terreur: Guerre Sle au Pays Basque)
Separatist movement. Following an attempted right-wing coup in 1981, Spanish government officials secretly formed the GAL, an organization whose purpose was to attack ETA using similar methods of violence and terror. After a pivotal meeting with President Francois Mitterrand, Spain received the support it needed when France agreed to assist the GAL in their operations. Concentrating on the French Basque country --a sanctuary for many of ETA's members-- GAL actions were directed by Spanish government officials, deploying hired mercenaries to carry out bombings, kidnappings and assassinations with the compliance and assistance of the French police. Through interviews with government officials, judicial officials and prosecutors, journalists, and the families of victims - and incorporating rare archival footage --the director conducts a methodical investigation into the Anti-Terrorist Liberation Group (GAL). Directed by Arthur Mac Caig. 59 min. 2000. Video/C MM1084

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Toward a Livable City
This program looks at the development of Barcelona, a city dating to pre-Christian times, which grew slowly until the advent of the Industrial Revolution. Shows how the results of research can be applied to improve the allocation of scarce resources in housing, transportation, fuel consumption, air quality control, and waste disposal. c1991. 28 min. Video/C 8332

Spanish Civil War

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Peace & Conflict Studies (documentaries)
War Movies (fictional films)

Portuguese History and Life

Acto dos Feitos da Guine
A dialogue between "History" (Jose Gomes) and "The Guerrilla" (Virgilio Massinge) interlaced with live footage taken in Portugal and Guinea-Bissau, when this country was a colony of Portugal, the former Portuguese Guinea. In Portuguese. PAL format. 81 min. Video/C MM1079

As armas e o povo
Coverage of demonstrations and addresses by politicians during the April, 1974 revolution in Portugal. Features interviews with people in the streets during the revolution. In Portuguese. PAL format. 77 min. Video/C MM1078

Aventuras do Espirito
Episodio 1: Com perfume e com veneno / Alamo Oliveira -- Episodio 2: O principe dos regressos / Eduardo Bettencourt Pinto -- Episodio 3: Marinheiro com residencia fixa / Urbano Bettencourt. Three part documentary on the life and work of three Azorean writers, Alamo de Oliveira, Eduardo Bettencourt Pinto and Urbano Bettencourt. Includes biographical sketches, commentary by the authors and their contemporaries, with dramatic readings from their works. Originally presented as segments on a television series. In Portuguese. 2005. DVD 6549

Azores - Museum Itenary
A visit to eight regional museums throughout the Azores highlighting the historical, artistic and ethnographic heritage or the region. 1997. 60 min. Video/C MM1044

Barcelos
Overview of the cultural heritage, monuments, history, folk art and handicrafts of the municipality of Barcelos, Portugal. 2002. 18 min. Video/C MM1042;

Os Caminhos da liberdade
Presents historical footage of the demonstrations during the April, 1974 revolution in Portugal. In Portuguese. PAL format. 53 min. Video/C MM1077

Carnaval 2000: Dancas e Bailinhos da Ilha Terceira (Selecc~ao)
Presents three musical and dance presentations from Carnaval 2000 held on Terceira Island in the Azores. Danca de pandeiro: "O colch~ao das maravilhas" (47 min.) -- Bailinho: "Os Santos populares" (33 min.) -- Bailinho: "Baile das velhas" (35 min.) In Portuguese. 115 min. 2000. Video/C MM1045

Historias de Portugal
In Portuguese without subtitles

A Proposito de Agostinho da Silva: Conversas Vadias Commentary by notable figures in Portugese society about the influence of the philosopher, essayist and writer Agostinho da Silva on the 100th anniversary of his birth. The final segment features a documentary on his life. In Portuguese. Vol. 1. Maria Elisa, Adelino Gomes, Joaquim Letria ; [entrevistas] Caetano Veloso ; Gilberto Gil (134 min.) -- Vol. 2. Isabel Barreno, Baptista-Bastos, Alice Cruz ; [entrevistas] Lagoa Henriques, Mario Soares (138 min.) -- Vol. 3. Caceres Monteiro, Fernando Alves, Vasco Ramalho ; [entrevistas] Manoel de Oliveira, Roberto Pinho (138 min.) -- Vol. 4. Herman Jose, Miguel Esteves Cardoso, Manuel Antonio Pina, Joaquim Vieira ; [entrevistas] Pedro Agostinho (134 min.) -- Vol. 5. Documentario "Agostinho da Silva: um pensamento vivo / produc~ao, Jorge Neves ; realizac~ao, Jo~ao Rodrigo Mattos (95 min.) DVD 6154

Os Descobrimentos Portugueses Three segments from a documentary television program focused on the history of Portugal. The first two segments look at the maritime history and explorations of Portugal. The third segment examines the voyages of Fern~ao Mendes Pinto. Episodio 1: O Voo dos Ac,ores -- Episodio 2: Recordando Tordesilhas -- Episodio 3: Ferna~o, Mentes? Na~o! 90 min. DVD 6155

A Crise de 1383-1385 Three segments from a documentary television program focused on the history of Portugal. This segment of the series looks at the causes of the economic crisis in Portugal between 1383 and 1385. Episodio 1: A rainha que o povo rejeitou -- Episodio 2: Aljubarrota -- Episodio 3: A inclita Gerac~ao. 90 min. DVD 6156

Portugal RestauradoThree segments from a documentary television program focused on the history of Portugal. This segment of the series looks at political and military unrest in Portugal in the 17th century. Episodio 1: A Restaurac~ao -- Episodio 2: O fogo e a fogaca -- Episodio 3: Olivenca. DVD 6157

Dramas MedievaisThree segments from a documentary television program focused on the history of Portugal. These segments look at medieval Portugese drama and literature in the 14th century.Episodio 1: Paix~ao e morte de Jacques de Molay -- Episodio 2: Por que morreau Ines de Castro -- Episodio 3: Sempre Noiva. DVD 6162

Macau, a Perola do Oriente Three segments from a documentary television program focused on the history of Portugal. These segments look at the establishment of the island of Macau as a Portuguese colony in the 16th century. DVD 6163

A Fundac~ao Three segments from a documentary television program focused on the history of Portugal. These segments deal with the early history of the founding of major population centers in the country. DVD 6164

De cabral ao Ipiranga. Episodio 1: Historia concisa do Brazil -- Episodio 2: A maior cidade; da ilha de S. Vicente -- Episodio 3: O grito do Ipiranga. Originally presented as segments on the television series Historias de Portugal. Three segments from a documentary television program focused on the history of Portugal. These segments look at the colonial history of Portugal in Brazil. 80 min. DVD 6168

Passado proximo.Originally presented as segments on the television series Historias de Portugal. Three segments from a documentary television program focused on the history of Portugal. These segments look at the history of the television series with a visit to the Galeria dos Presidentes in the Palacio de Belem in Lisbon in the final segment. 80 min. DVD 6169

Madeira das que nos povoamos a primeira. Episodio 1: Madeira: passado e futuro -- Episodio 2: As moradias do Capit~ao -- Episodio 3: A Praia dos Milagres. Originally presented as segments on the television series Historias de Portugal. Three segments from a documentary television program focused on the history of Portugal. These segments look at the history of the Portuguese in the Madeira Islands. 80 min. DVD 6170

Historia da cultura. Episodio 1: Coimbra tem mais encanto -- Episodio 2: Cultura e tradic~ao -- Episodio 3: Fern~ao Mendes, Traficante e Apostolo. Originally presented as segments on the television series Historias de Portugal. Three segments from a documentary television program focused on the history of Portugal. These segments examine the culture history of Portugal through the collections of the Universidade de Coimbra and the Museu Machado de Castro. The final segment looks at the cultural contributions of Fern~ao Mendes Pinto. 80 min. DVD 6174

Memorias recentes. Episodio 1: Tres historias convergentes -- Episodio 2: Visita a um Museu -- Episodio 3: Religi~ao do Futebol. Originally presented as segments on the television series Historias de Portugal. Three segments from a documentary television program focused on the history of Portugal. These segments examine a variety of events including the travels of Pedro Alvares Cabral to Brazil, visits to the museums of Museu Jose Malhao and the Caldas da Rainha. The final segment looks at soccer and the two sports organizations Sport Lisboa e Benifaca and Futebol Clube do Porto. 80 min. DVD 6175

Triptico Acoriano. Episodio 1: Historia das Ilhas -- Episodio 2: Sete historias de uma vez -- Episodio 3: P~ao quente em Santa Maria. Originally presented as segments on the television series Historias de Portugal. Three segments from a documentary television program focused on the history of Portugal. These segments examine the history of the Azores and the island of Santa Maria. 80 min. DVD 6176

Tempos modernos. Episodio 1: A separac~ao do Brasil -- Episodio 2: O Lanceiro da Rainha -- Episodio 3: Casa de Braganca. Originally presented as segments on the television series Historias de Portugal. Three segments from a documentary television program focused on the history of Portugal. These segments examine the 19th century relations between Brazil and Portugal, the 1846-1847 civil war, and the role of Marshal Luis Paulino and Ze do Telhado. DVD 6220

Nos campos de Idanha (Fields of Idanha)
A visual tour of the scenic forests and fields of the Idanha area of Portugal where traditional methods of production in olive oil, cheese, traditional bread and sheep raising have been combined with cutting edge technologies. 50 min. DVD X5574

Rembrancas de Natal
Professor Jose Hermano Saraiva presents fond memories of Chrismas as celebrated in Portugal. In Portuguese. 90 min. DVD 6228

O semente e a seiva vindima de fogo o fruto e o sonho Cristovao de Aguiar: aventuras do espirito
A documentary on the life and work of the Azorean writer, Cristovao de Aguiar. Includes a biographical sketch, commentary by the author and his contemporaries, with dramatic readings from his works. In Portuguese. 2002. DVD 6584

Toadas do mar e da terra: uma viagem ao universo do escritor Dias de Melo
A documentary on the life and work of the Azorean writer, Dias De Melo. Includes a biographical sketch, commentary by the author and his contemporaries with dramatic readings from his works. In Portuguese. 2003. DVD 6580

Vem ai o retrateiro Emanuel Felx, a viagem possivel
A documentary on the life and work of the Azorean writer, Emanuel Felix. Includes a biographical sketch, commentary by the author and his contemporaries, with dramatic readings from his works. In Portuguese. 1999. DVD 6581
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Spanish and Latin American Literature

El Picaro
Introduces the picaro, the Spanish non-hero, by means of a typical series of picaresque adventures. It draws on the writings of Cervantes, Quevedo, and Aleman to portray the prototypical picaro who lives at the margin of society and is forever on the move from master to master; a character who enables these authors both to present a realistic view of society and to criticize it. 2004. 30 min. DVD 3530

Shakespeare & the Spanish Connection.
Examines the shared body of Spanish and English dramatic traditions that connect the old World and the New. Covering key relationships between the two traditions, the film includes varied theatrical performances in New Mexico and California designed to show that the two traditions share the same origins in terms of theatre structure, practices and themes. Narrator: Hugh Richmond. 2005. 29 min. Video/C MM530

Shakespeare & the Spanish Theater.
Presents an anthology of theatrical scenes that corrolate English and Spanish theater traditions showing how religious drama from Medieval Europe survives in hispanic communites in New Mexico and California. It also stages representative morality play themes, stereotypes and historical characters and theater designs from the Renaissance to suggest similar later congruities between the two cultures. Produced [and written by] Hugh Richmond, The Shakespeare Program, University of California, Berkeley. 2005. 70 min. Video/C MM531

Literary Biography and Criticism

[] Isabel Allende: An Extraordinary Life.
When her daughter became ill and fell into a coma, Isabel Allende began to write the story of her family and the extraordinary events of which they were often the central element: about her mother, abandoned by her father and her mother's lover, Salvador Allende, who was elected president of Chile and was murdered during a coup that brought military dictatorship to Chile; and of her own immigration to California and her success as a writer. 1995. 52 min. Video/C 8669

[Allende, Isabel] Isabel Allende, the Chilean Storyteller
Isabel Allende discusses why she turned to writing novels, the impact of Chile's 1973 coup, her life as an emigre, and her recurring literacy theme of exile. She also describes her longing for her homeland, which continues to take up space in her life. 1988. 44 min. DVD 2295

[Borges, Jorge Luis] Borges and I.
A study of the Argentine author that combines interviews with him at his home in Buenos Aires, readings from some of his biographical and fictional writings, and dramatizations of his life and works. (1987?) 76 min. Video/C 7726

[Borges, Jorge Luis] Borges.
Presents a documentary on the Argentine author, Jorge Luis Borges. In Spanish without subtitles. 199-? 28 min. Video/C MM524

[Borges, Jorge Luis ] Borges - los libros y la noche
Combination of documentary and imaginative recreation, this film traces the life and works of Jorge Luis Borges. Realización, Tristan Bauer ; guion, Tristan Bauer, Carolina Scaglione. In Spanish with optional subtitles in German and French. 1999. 82 min. DVD X5635

[Borges, Jorge Luis ] Borges para Millones.
A biographical interview with Jorge Luis Borges which looks at the popular side of Borges' mysterious, arcane, often violent work, and at the man who created Includes staged reenactments of some of his works. 1988. In Spanish. 70 min. Video/C 5064

[Borges, Jorge Luis ] Harto the Borges.
Borges repeatedly changed his writing style yet always felt fated, in the end, to be associated with his literary alter ego. This impressionistic program creatively blends archival footage, interviews, extensive film clips, and artwork in an effort to pin down the man behind the mythic persona. Interviewer: Ariel Dorfman. In Spanish. 66 min. Video/C 7383

[Borges, Jorge Luis ] The Inner World of Jorge Luis Borges.
Jorge Luis Borges presents background for understanding his life and work. Includes interview with his mother, showing the source of his English literary influence. Discusses the difference in the shadowly outer life of a blind man, and the vivid inner reality apparent in his works. 28 min. Video/C 4472

[Borges, Jorge Luis] Jorge Luis Borges, A Life in Poetry (Jorge Luis Borges, una vida di poesia)
This documentary on one of filmmaker Fernando Arrabal's greatest influences, the writer Jorge Luis Borges who inspired Arrabal throughout his career, features the last interview with Borges before his death. Interview sequences are interspersed with clips from Arrabal's films. 1998. 65 min. DVD X2900

[ Cortázar, Julio ] Cortázar
Author Julio Cortázar talks about his life, literary work and ideology through recorded interviews. There are also images based on his fiction and poetry. A film by Tristán Bauer. Presented at the International Latino Film Festival held in the San Francisco Bay Area. In Spanish with some French dialogue with Spanish subtitles. 1995. 80 min. Video/C MM1270

[ Fuentes, Carlos ] Carlos Fuentes (World of Ideas with Bill Moyers).
Mexican author Carlos Fuentes and Bill Moyers discuss the relationship of the United States with Mexico and with Latin America generally. Fuentes addresses the selective intervention of the U.S. in the affairs of Latin American countries which he believes stifles development in Latin America and damages the international relationship. 28 min. Video/C 1577

[ Fuentes, Carlos] Crossing Borders: The Journey of Carlos Fuentes
A portrait of Mexico's foremost novelist. Probes beneath the surreal surface of his work to expose the roots of his fiction and its place in the world of literature. 58 min. Video/C 2864

[Garcia Lorca, Federico] Garcia Lorca, Federico] Federico Garcia Lorca: Family Portrait of a Poet
This documentary traces the life of Federico Garcia Lorca from Fuentevagueros in Andalusia to his death at age 38 in 1936 when he was executed in Granada by nationalists at the beginning of the Spanish Civil War. Archival footage and personal interviews with family, poets, writers and artists provide an accurate portrait of both Lorca the man and the literary giant. 1999. 59 min. Video/C 6818

[Garcia Lorca, Federico] Federico Garcia Lorca: A Murder in Granada
A film biography of the life and circumstances surrounding the death of Spanish poet and playwright Federico Garcia Lorca, explored through interviews with his contemporaries, friends and members of his family. Contains family memorabilia, his drawings and paintings, and the only remaining footage of the poet himself. 1978. 63 min. Video/C 8500

[Garcia Lorca, Federico ] Federico Garcia Lorca: The Spirit of Lorca
Filmed on location in Spain, this vintage program profiles the immortalized poet/dramatist Federico Lorca, capturing the potent essence of Spanish culture in the process. Extracts from his poems, plays, and letters demonstrate his burning passion for the arts, while the details of his life and violent death, as told by his biography Ian Gibson, contemporaries Rafael Alberti and Luis Rosales, and others, presents a thoughtful perspective on Spain's revered literary icon. 1986. 75 min. Video/C 6899

[Garcia Lorca, Federico ] Lorca: el mar deja de moverse
Who killed Spain's most celebrated poet and playwright, Federico García Lorca? This documentary points to new evidence that jealous members of his own middle-class family in Granada helped to organise the death squads which ended his life. Presented at the International Latino Film Festival held in the San Francisco Bay Area. Directed by Emilio Ruiz Barrachina. 2006. 89 min. DVD X4035

[Lorca, Federico] See Garcia Lorca, Federico

[Marquez, Gabriel Garcia] Gabriel Garcia Marquez: A Witch Writing
This in-depth interview with Nobel Laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez is presented in the form of a conversation with an old friend he has not seen in a long while. The program is structured to suggest an apparent disorder of time -- a device he has used in his writing. Assisted by readings and dramatizations of his works, the master of "magic realism" focuses on the supernatural aspects of his spellbinding narrative style, in an effort to convey his particular vision of the world. c1999. 52 min. Video/C 7545

[Marquez, Gabriel Garcia]Gabriel Garcia Marquez: la escritura embrujada
This in-depth interview with Nobel Laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez is presented in the form of a conversation with an old friend he has not seen in a long while ... The program is structured to suggest an apparent disorder of time ... Assisted by readings and dramatizations of his works, the master of "magic realism" focuses on the supernatural aspects of his spellbinding narrative style, in an effort to convey his particular vision of the world. In Spanish without English subtitles. 1998. 55 min. DVD 9578

[Marquez, Gabriel Garcia] Gabriel Garcia Marquez. (Conversations with Latin American Writers).
This program features a rare interview with Latin American writer Colombia's Gabriel Garcia Marquez who's works have drawn international praise for their highly symbolic and ethereal representations of Latin America's social, political and cultural psyche. Here, Garcia Marquez discusses his life and work from a highly personal plane. In Spanish. c1998. 43 min. Video/C 8668

[Marquez, Gabriel Garcia] La Magia de lo Real.
Presents a literary biography of Gabriel Garcia Marquez, the Colombian novelist and Nobel prize winner, through conversations with the author, his friends, and his critics. Examines the course of Garcia Marquez's life, the source of his plots and characters, and the forces that have engendered his narrative style. Traces his so-called magical realism, a blending of the real and the fantastic, to the cultural diversity of the Caribbean. Explores the history of Colombia. 60 min. Video/C 949

[Marquez, Gabriel Garcia] Marquez: Tales Beyond Solitude
In this interview the South American author, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, speaks about his novels, his role in the Latin-American cinema and his recent foray into melodramatic soap opera. 59 min. Video/C 2946

Mexican Literature Since the 1960's
In 1968 a student demonstration at Tlatelolco, Mexico resulted in 400 deaths. Mexican writers describe how this tragedy has resulted in a new literary movement, and how their writing since 1968 reflects new attitudes towards politics and social problems. National Public Radio. Sound/C 688

[Neruda, Pablo] Neruda: Let Me Sing For You = Neruda: dejame cantar por ti
Nicknamed "The Emperor of the stage," Franklin Caicedo has applied his remarkable talents to create a one-man show that movingly evokes the spirit of Chile's greatest poet, Pablo Neruda. In this program Caicedo is filmed onstage, with students in a park, and at a variety of other venues as he dramatically recites selections from Neruda's oeuvre. 41 min. DVD 2294

[Neruda, Pablo] Pablo Neruda: Chile's Master Poet
The life and work of Pablo Neruda -- Nobel Laureate, statesman, renowned poet -- both reflect and embody the events that shaped the 20th century. Born in Chile, he fled as a political refugee in 1948, not to return until 1952. Through archival materials, Neruda's writings, and interviews with family, friends and scholars, this program presents Neruda's life and the times that molded it. In Spanish. 28 min. Video/C 7380

[Neruda, Pablo] Pablo Neruda, 1904-1973
This captivating program tells the story of Chile's Nobel Laureate poet Pablo Neruda and his life and prodigious work, set against the backdrop of the country that inspired him. Readings from his massive oeuvre amply demonstrate his sincere commitment to the Communist Party and his abiding love for the natural world. 1998. 47 min. Video/C 7675

[Neruda, Pablo] Yo soy Pablo Neruda (I Am Pablo Neruda).
Examines the career and literary output of Pablo Neruda, who made his home at Isla Negra on the coast of Chile. Includes Neruda reading many of his poems in the locales which inspired them. Originally issued as motion picture in 1967. In English, with some lines of poetry read in Spanish by Neruda. 30 min. Video/C 6234

[Paz, Octavio] Octavio Paz (Lannan Lannan Literary Videos; 7).
Octavio Paz, the foremost poet of Latin America, reads at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C., and is interviewed by Lewis MacAdams. 60 min. Video/C 6097
[Puig, Manuel] Entrevista, Manuel Puig
An interview with Argentine author Manuel Puig held in 1977. In Spanish. 41 min. Video/C MM1046

[Quiroga, Horacio]Horacio Quiroga
Presents a documentary on the life of Argentine author Horacio Quiroga. VHS format (PAL) In Spanish without subtitles. 199-? 22 min. Video/C MM522

[Wiethuchter, Blanca ]El rigor de la llama: Blanca Wiethuchter, una entrevista
Presents a biography of Argentine musician and poet Atahualpa Yupanqui. VHS format (PAL) In Spanish without subtitles. 91 min. DVD X445

[Yupanqui, Atahualpa ]Atahualpa Yupanqui (1908-1992): Destina del Canto ("pienso, luego, exilio").
26 min. Video/C MM523

Literary and Theatrical Works

Faces, Mirrors, Masks: Twentieth Century Latin American Fiction.
7 cassettes Sound/C 687

Gente feliz com lagrimas
Cast: Miguel Guilherme, Ana Padr~ao, Natalia Marcelino, Belarmino Ramos, Maria Botelho, Gilberta Rocha. A television mini-series from Portugal based on the romance written by Joao de Melo. 207 min. DVD 6583 In Portuguese.

El Lazarillo de Tormes
Published in 1554, The Life of Lazarillo of Tormes introduced a new genre of writing, the picaresque.This adaptation of the anonymous masterpiece tells the story of the young and constantly hungry protagonist, Lazaro, whose worldly education on the road through a series of masters presents a sly, often comical critique of 16th-century Spain. 107. DVD 3539

Mexican Literature Since the 1960's Sound/C 688

Palabra: A Sampling of Contemporary Latino Writers.
Octavio Paz, Gloria Anzaldua, Jimmy Santiago Baca, Jose Montoya, Lorna Dee Cervantes, Victor Hernandez Cruz, Carlos Fuentes, Gary Soto, Francisco Alarcon, Ernesto Cardenal, Lucha Corpi, Luis Rodriguez, Bernice Zamora, Ana Castillo, Juan Felipe Herrera, Demetria Martinez, Elba Sanchez. 55 min. Video/C 3475

Manicomic
A filmed stage presentation of a program by the comic Spanish mime troupe, El Tricicle. Videocassette release of the program originally produced by Televisio de Catalunya, S.A. in 1987. In Spanish without titles. PAL format. 62 min. Video/C 5286

Alas, Leopoldo

La Regenta
A woman tormented by a loveless marriage and small town prejudices is drawn into passionate relationships with two men, one of whom is her confessor. Adaptacion de la novela de Leopoldo Alas "clarin" por Fernando Mendez-Leite. In Spanish without titles. PAL format. 300 min. Video/C 5282

Amado, Jorge

Dona Flor and her Two Husbands (Dona Flor e Seus Dois Maridos) (Brazil, 1978)
Directed by Bruno Barreto. When a passionate young widow marries a respectable but undemonstrative man, the naked ghost of her first husband returns to immerse her in a love triangle. 106 min. Video 999:854
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Gabriela
Dir. Bruno Barreto, 1985. Set in Brazil, story of a middle-aged bar owner whose passionate romance with young Gabriela sends sparks flying in a town where sex and politics are the main diversions. Based on the novel: Gabriela, Cravo y Canela (Gabriella, Clove and Cinnamon) / by Jorge Amado. 105 min. Video/C 999:235
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Faces, Mirrors, Masks: Twentieth Century Latin American Fiction Sound/C 687

Andrade, Carlos Drummond de

O Amor Natural (Gebaseerd op de erotiche poeeie van Carlos Drummond de Andrade) The erotic poems of Carlos Drummond de Andrade, a household name in Brazil, remained unpublished during his lifetime, as he feared they would be deemed pornographic. In this celebration of Drummond's sensual vision, elderly residents of Rio de Janeiro read his poems and comment on their graphic imagery. 1996. 76 min. Video/C 9798

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Alberti, Rafael

El Adefesio (1982)
Directed by Sergi Schaaff. Cast: Irene Guitierrez Caba, Angeles Moll, Lourdes Barba, Dora Santacreu, Marta Padovan. A drama centered on the imperious Gorgo, who after her brother's death, dominates her young neice Altea. In addition to her inflexibility, Gorgo pressures old friends to collaborate in destroying Altea's love for Castor. Originally produced for Spanish television. In Spanish. Non-US format DVD. 102 min. DVD 3363

Arniches y Barrera, Carlos

La Senorita de Trevelez (1984)
Directed by Gabriel Ibanez. Cast: Alicia Hermida, Jose Bodalo, Luis Varela, Jaime Blanch, Jose Maria Caffarel. Spinster Florita de Trevelez is delighted when handsome bachelor Numeriano sends her a letter proposing marriage. In truth, Numeriano is in love with Florita's niece, but his prankish friends have redirected the proposal to the aunt and what starts out as a "harmless" practical joke ends with unexpected tragedy. Originally produced for Spanish television. In Spanish. Non-US format DVD. 120 min. DVD 3361

La Señorita de Trevelez [AUDIORECORDING] Sound/C 1099

Azorin

Doctor Death de 3 a 5 [AUDIORECORDING] Sound/C 1096; pt. 2

Blaisten, Isidoro

Isidoro Blaisten Lee a Isidoro Blaisten [AUDIORECORDING] The author reads selections from his short stories. Sound/C 618

Borges, Jorge Luis

Emma Zunz
A dramatization of the short story by Jorge Luis Borges. Beneath the timid personality of 19-year-old Emma Zunz there lurks a thirst for vengeance. In this tale, Emma's father, wrongly accused of a crime, commits suicide, sending her on a search for the real culprit. In Spanish without titles. c2001. 52 min. Video/C 8125

El Evangelio segun San Marcos
A dramatization of the short story by Jorge Luis Borges. This story captures a man's journey to the mystical house of a father, son and daughter where strange events bring the traveler to a better understanding of the redemptive power of Christ's suffering and death. In Spanish without titles. c2001. 54 min. Video/C 8124

Faces, Mirrors, Masks: Twentieth Century Latin American Fiction Sound/C 687

El Hombre de la Esquina Rosada
A dramatization of one of Borge's finest short stories in which a killer is pardoned and released from prison, so he can be murdered by his victim's friends. Its subject is the world of the gaucho; passion, murder, and the ceaseless rhythm of cafe dancing are diffracted through the author's surrealistic lens. 55 min. Video/C 5062

La Intrusa
A dramatization of the short story by Jorge Luis Borges. This is a drama of passion involving two brothers inseparable in work and play, and a woman who comes between them. Soon all three are trapped in their own hell of jealousy and death. In Spanish without titles. 61 min. Video/C 8121

La Muerte y la Brujula
A dramatization of the short story by Jorge Luis Borges. This mystery revolves around a series of three identical assassinations, each committed on the third day of the month, for three consecutive months, in three different locations. Following the clues, a clever detective stumbles into the perfect trap. In Spanish without titles. c2001. 58 min. Video/C 8123

El Muerto (The Dead Man)
The story of Benjamin Ortalora and the Uruguayan civil war at the end of the nineteenth century. 103 mi. Video 999:251

La Otra Historia de Rosendo Juarez.
A dramatization of the short story by Jorge Luis Borges. Set in 1930s Spain amidst the politics of the right and the left, this is the tale of a man of humble origins who kills the town bully in a just fight. His life then takes a sudden turn, entangling him in a spiral of violence and suspicion. In Spanish without titles. c2001. 54 min. Video/C 8122

Spider's Stratagem (Strategia del ragno)
Directed by Bernardo Bertolucci, 1970. Based on Borges' story "Theme of the Traitor and Hero." 97 min. Video 999:251
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El Sur
Directed by Carlos Saura. A dramatization of the short story. A descendant of famous ancestors dreams of more heroic times... until a serious accident takes him to the doors of death, where the past and the present mingle - and where he meets his final destiny. In Spanish without titles. c2001. 58 min. Video/C 8126

Buero Vallejo, Antonio

El Tragaluz (1982)
Directed by Merce Vilaret. Cast: Emilio Gutierrez Caba, Carlos Velat, Maife Gil, Felipe Pe~na, Concha Bardem. A television adaptation of the work by Antonio Buero Vallejo about a family who lives in a cellar whose only view of the outside world is through a skylight. Originally produced for Spanish television. In Spanish. Non-US format DVD. 140 min. DVD 3364

Calderon de la Barca, Pedro

Calderon de la Barca, Su Vida, Su Tiempo y Su Obra [AUDIORECORDING] Co-production of Radio Nacional de España and Ministerio de Cultura. Sound/C 467
El Alcalde de Zalamea (1994)
Directed by Federico Ruiz. Cast: Joaquin Pamplona, Nicolas Duenas, Fernando Martin, Alicia Perez, Julia Pena. El Captain Ataide, while a guest in the house of Pedro Crespo, kidnaps his daughter. By the time the Captain is finally apprehended Pedro Crespo has been chosen mayor and demands justice. Originally produced for Spanish television. Non-US format DVD. In Spanish. 76 min. DVD 3345

El Alcalde de Zalamea [AUDIORECORDING] Produced by Radio Nacional de Espa~na for the Ministerio de Cultura. Adapted and directed by Juan Guerrero Zamora. Sound/C 428

El Gran Teatro del Mundo: Auto Sacramental de Pedro Calderon de la Barca
In this classic Spanish morality play the manager of a company of players calls them together to take part in a play. The characters of this religious drama will be a Rich Man, a King, a Peasant, a Begger, Beauty and Wisdom. Each character in turn expounds his attitude toward life, then they see if there is any social purpose in their lives and whether they are prepared to fulfill it. Before facing death, each character is given one more chance to mend his ways. In Spanish. 56 min. Video/C 7421

La Vida es Sueno (1994)
Directed by Pedro Amalio Lopez. Cast: Julio Nunez, Jose Maria Caffarel, Fiorella Faltoyano, Jose Maria Caffarel, Victor Fuentes. A made for television presentation of Calderon de la Barca's famous "auto sacramental" work of personal transformation finalized with the reconciliation of father and son and a double marriage. Originally produced for Spanish television. Non-US format DVD. In Spanish. 74 min. DVD 3347

La Vida es Sueno
A dramatic reproduction of the Spanish classic of personal transformation finalized with the reconciliation of father and son and a double marriage. Originally produced for Spanish television. In Spanish (no subtitles) 74 min. Video/C 5093

La Vida es Sueno [AUDIORECORDING]
Una produccion de Dial Discos, S.A. para el Ministerio de Cultura. Tomas Blanco y toda la Compañia de Actores de Radio Nacional de España. Adapt. Direc. y Realizacion, Juan Guerrero Zamora. 120 min. Sound/C 424

Cañizares, Jose de

El Picarillo en España Señor de la Gran Canaria [AUDIORECORDING] Sound/C 1094

Cardenal, Ernesto

Ernesto Cardenal (Lannan Literary Videos; 23.
Ernesto Cardenal, an ordained Catholic priest, a revolutionary and an acclaimed poet reads in Spanish from his epic poem Cantico Cosmico. The English translations are read by actor Edward Asner and poet Ruben Martinez who also interviews Ernesto Cardenal. Recorded on January 28, 1991. 60 min. Video/C 9073

Carpentier, Alejo

El Derecho de Asilo
In this inventive satire on Caribbean politics, the secretary to the president of a small Latin-American country, arrives at work one morning to find that his government has been replaced by a coup. He manages to escape and seeks asylum at the embassy of another Latin-American country, where he relieves the tedium by becoming a respected adviser to the dim-witted ambassador while engaging in an affair with the man's wife. In Spanish. 57 min. Video/C 4369

El Picarillo en España Señor de la Gran Canaria [AUDIORECORDING] Sound/C 1094

Casares, Bioy

Cavar un Foso
A story by the father of magical realism that contrasts fantasy with reality, hallucination with experience, and the solitary peace of rural Argentine life with the cacophony of the city. In Spanish. 60 min. Video/C 5063

Diary of the War of Pigs (La Guerra del Cerdo). (Argentina, 1975)
Directed by Leopoldo Torre Nilsson. An Argentine motion picture in which the generation gap is taken to the extreme by a group of young people who decide to exterminate all senior citizens. 90 min. Video 999:1415

Casona, Alejandro

La Dama del Alba (1994)
Directed by Gustavo Perez Puig. Cast: Antonio Ferrandis, Encarna Paso, Ana Marzoa, Miguel Ayones, Yolanda Aristegui. A mysterious woman from Santiago arrives in a small village in Spain, where she is given lodging by a local family. But there are those in the village who fear the effect she will have on the young men of the local. Originally produced for Spanish television. In Spanish. Non-US format DVD. 90 min. DVD 3359

Castro, Guillen de

Las Mocedades del Cid [AUDIORECORDING] Sound/C 430

Celdran, Pancracio

El Infante D. Juan Manuel: Su Vida, Su Tiempo y Su Obra [AUDIORECORDING]
Coproduccion de Radio Nacional de Espa~na y el Ministerio de Cultura, Secretaria General Tecnica." Grabacion realizada por El Cuadro de Actores de Radio Nacional de España. Sound/C 1102

Cervantes Saavedra, Miguel de

El Picaro. Introduces the picaro, the Spanish non-hero, by means of a typical series of picaresque adventures. It draws on the writings of Cervantes, Quevedo, and Aleman to portray the prototypical picaro who lives at the margin of society and is forever on the move from master to master; a character who enables these authors both to present a realistic view of society and to criticize it. 2004. 30 min. DVD 3530

Obras Completas CD-ROM. In addition to the complete works, this includes a biography of the author, a chronology of his life and works, a bibliography, and images from his time. Also has Diccionario Cervantino by J. B. Avalle-Arce. Compu/D 370

Entremeses. 120 min. Sound/C 425; Pt. 1-2 [AUDIORECORDING]

La Celestina (1972)
Director, Luis Calvo Teixeira. Cast: Carmen Maura, Tony Isbert, Maria Luisa Ponte, Jose Yepes, Luis Gaspar, Maribel Hidalgo, Sagrario Sala, Felix de Fauce, Mery Leiva. Ill-fated lovers Calixto and Melibea use Celestina as a courier to arrange their tryst in this hallmark of Spanish renaissance literature. With "El Casamiento," directed by Jesus Fernandez Santos. Cast: Carmen Fortuny, Ricardo Merino, Conchita Goyanes, Berta Labarga, Joaquin Dicenta, Ofelia Zapico, Manuel Calvo. A dramatized version of Cervantes' satire on the institution of marriage, set in modern times. Originally produced for Spanish television. Both in Spanish. Non-US format DVD. 91 min. DVD 3342

Numancia. Sound/C 503; Pt. 1-2 [AUDIORECORDING]

Don Quichotte (France / UK, 1933)
Directed by G.W. Pabst. Cast: Fedore Chaliapin (Don Quichotte), Dorville (Sancho), Mady Berry, Rene Donnio, C. Martinelli, Jean de Limur, C. Leger, Arlette Marchal, Mireille Balin, Renee Valliers (Dulcinee). An impoverished, nearly senile gentleman, whose mind is filled with the many romances of knighthood and chivalry he has read, rides forth into the world, accompanied by his pathetic and groveling servant as squire, to revive the ancient custom of knight-errantry. 60 min. DVD 8560 (includes by French and English language versions filmed by Pabst in 1933)
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Don Quijote de la Mancha (1983)
Director, Manuel Gutierres Aragon. Cast: Fernando Rey, Alfredo Landa, Francisco Merino, Manuel Alexandre, Emma Penella. A made for Spanish television series presenting the adventures of the legendary 'hidalgo' Don Quixote as written by Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra. Non-US format DVD. In Spanish. 307 min. DVD 3343

Don Quijote de Orson Welles. (1992)
Director/writer, Orson Welles. Performer: Francisco Reiguera, Akim Tamiroff, Orson Welles; subsequent dubbed voices, Jose Mediavilla, Juan Carlos Ordonez, Constantino Romero. In this film, Welles is reviewing the personalities of Cervantes' Don Quixote and Sancho Panza. Welles has placed the characters in 1960's modern Spain and uses them as commentary on Spain's social life. Behaviors and customs, particularly bullfights, are explored. This dramatization of the Don Quixote story compiled of film fragments from Orson Welles, offers viewers a unique opportunity to see some of the master's mature story ideas onscreen and footage of the famed director at work. Originally released as a motion picture in 1992, although Orson Welles did not complete this film. The film was reconstructed from fragments that were studied and analyzed by Jess Franco, who adapted the film along with Javier Mina, who assisted with dialogue adaptation. PAL format DVD. 116 min. DVD 2688
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El Quijote. Una produccion de Emiliano Piedra para Television Española. Film originally produced in 1991. In Spanish (no subtitles) 5 videocassettes (310 min.) Video/C 5090

Don Quixote. Directed by Peter Yates, TV, 1999. Cast: John Lithgow, Bob Hoskins, Isabella Rossellini, Vanessa Williams. 140 min. DVD 8474
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Don Quixote. Directed by G.W. Pabst, 1933. 76 min. 999:2442
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Don Quixote [AUDIORECORDING] (Selected readings from his own translation, by Walter Starkie. Contents: Don Quixote and Sancho Panza.--The Windmills.--The Goatherds and the Golden Age.--The Inn.--Arms and letters.--Sancho Panza and his Wife Teresa.--The Knight of the White Moon.--Don Quixote's Last Days.--Epitaph.) Sound/C 773

Denevi, Marco

Marco Denevi Lee a Marco Denevi. Sound/C 610; Storage Info: B 4 304 654

Dorfman, Ariel

Death and the Maiden. Director Roman Polanski, 1994. Fifteen years ago, Paulina Escobar had her life shattered when she was taken prisoner and tortured by a sadistic doctor. Now, through a chance encounter, she may have found the man responsible for her nightmares and tonight he's going to pay. But how far will she go to get even? And how can she be sure, after so many years, that she has found the right man? 103 min. 999:2060
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My House is on Fire. Written and directed by Rodrigo Dorfman and Ariel Dorfman. Ariel Dorfman's acclaimed play, written in exile in Amsterdam twenty years ago, originally depicted the fear and confusion of two children growing up under the Chilean dictatorship. In this cinematic adaptation, the author and his son have relocated the setting to the American South. Pablo, age 9, and his six-year-old sister, Maria-Victoria, are children of illegal immigrants playing "waiting for the enemy." Seen through the eyes of the young children, this film creates the atmosphere of fear, anxiety, and unknowing that permeate the experience of being "illegal." 1997. 19 min. Video/C 5732
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Esquivel, Laura

Like Water for Chocolate (Como Agua Para Chocolate)
Producer/director, Alfonso Arau. Romantic fantasy set in the early 20th century about a young couple blocked from marrying by the demands of her cold and selfish mother. To be near his love the young man marries her sister, and she expresses her passion for him through her cooking. 1992. 105 min. Video/C 999:1188

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Fuentes, Carlos

Carlos Fuentes (Lannan Literary Video Series; 17) 66 min. Video/C 3486

Faces, Mirrors, Masks: Twentieth Century Latin American Fiction Sound/C 687

Carlos Fuentes (Recorded at SFSU Poetry Center, 1987) 75 min. Video/C 1212

Palabra: A Sampling of Contemporary Latino Writers52 min. Video/C 3475

Gala, Antonio

Los Verdes Campos del Eden (1994)
Directed by Jaime Azpilicueta. Cast: Fernando Delgado, Josefina de la Torre, Mercedes Prendes, Jose Vivo. Juan, a tired old vagabond decides to spend his final years in a place he inherited from his grandmother, a pantheon in the cemetery of his native town. Eventually he invites a recently married couple who have no home to live with him. Originally produced for Spanish television. In Spanish. Non-US format DVD. 91 min. DVD 3365

Gallegos, Romulo

Doña Barbara
Director, Fernando de Fuentes. A lawyer arrives in Caracas in the solitary lands dominated by the feared Dona Barbara, noted for her witchcraft. Dona Barbara disputes with him over a piece of land, yet both she and her daughter, Marisela , fall in love with the lawyer. 138 min Video/C 1371

Garcia Lorca, Federico

Blood Wedding (Bodas de Sangre)
Flamenco interpretation of the classic drama by Federico Garcia Lorca. The National Ballet of Spain is first shown arriving at the dance studio, making up and rehearsing, dramatizing the technique by which they transform themselves into a unified dance company. The story of murderous passion and revenge is told entirely through dance without dialogue. A young bride runs off from her wedding with a married lover. Her jilted husband tracks them down and fights a knife duel to the death. 71 min. Video 999:652

Bodas de Sangre (1994)
Directed by Jose Luis Gomez. Cast: Gemma Cuervo, Jorge de Juan, Alicia Agut, Helio Pedregal, Sonsoles Genedicto. A made for television play about murderous passion and revenge. A young bride runs off from her wedding with a married lover. Her jilted husband tracks them down and fights a knife duel to the death. Originally produced for Spanish television. In Spanish. Non-US format DVD. 105 min. DVD 3357

Federico Garcia Lorca
Translated and read by Alan Wheatley. Elegy for Dona Juana, the Mad -- Ballad -- Sleepwalking song -- With a knife -- The faithless wife -- Romance of the Spanish Civil Guard -- Arrest of Antonito El Camborio -- Escape -- Lament on the death of a bullfighter. Sound/C 738

The House of Bernarda Alba (La Casa de Bernarda Alba) Set in rural Spain at the turn of this century, the scene is a cloistered household managed by a newly widowed mother of five daughters. Under the shadow of the church and the tyranny bred from a need to protect the reputation of the family, the matron (Bernarda Alba) represses her daughters by enforcing an eight year mourning period. The tensions build rapidly among the imprisoned women, with a demented grandmother playing a role resembling that of a Greek chorus. Eventually, the natural spirits of the daughters circumvent Bernarda, but with tragic results. Videcassette release of the 1991 television production. 100 min. Video/C 5730

La Casa de Bernarda Alba [AUDIORECORDING]
Coproduccion de Radio Nacional de Espa~na y el Ministerio de Cultura, Secretaria General Tecnica. Sound/C 1101

Girri, Alberto

Alberto Girri Lee a Alberto Girri [AUDIORECORDING] Sound/C 614

Granata, Maria

Maria Granata Lee a Maria Granata [AUDIORECORDING]
Seleccion de poemas -- Viernes de la eternidad, fragmento. The author reads selections from her poetry and the novel Viernes de la eternidad. Sound/C 619

Gudiño Kieffer, Eduardo
E. Gudño Kieffer Lee a E. Gudiño Kieffer [AUDIORECORDING]
Para comerte mejor, fragmento -- Ta-Te-Ti, fragmento. The author reads selections from his literary works. Sound/C 615

Guiraldes, Ricardo

Don Segundo Sombra
Directed by Manuel Antin, 1969. Don Segundo Sombra narrates the story of Fabio Caceres as he grows into adulthood. Don Segundo Sombra, an old "gaucho", is his mentor and model; he teaches him moral and human values through his behavior, stories, and example. 110 min. 999:1386

Hernandez, Jose

Martin Fierro.
This poem, the Argentine national epic, is an example of gauchesca poetry. Martin Fierro is a free-spirited mestizo cowboy of the pampas--a man of few possessions beyond his pride and his guitar. This poem is both the narrative of one man and the story of a nation and a culture. 60 min. Video/C 757

Jardiel Poncela, Enrique

Cuatro Corazones con Freno y Marcha Atras (1994)
Directed by Gustavo Perez Puig. Cast: Ismael Merlo, Teresa Rabal, Amparo Baro, Antonio Duran. A television adaptation of the work by Enrique Jardiel Poncela about a scientific experiment on two couples that goes awry when the scientist miscalculates the dosage with unexpected consequences. Originally produced for Spanish television. In Spanish. Non-US format DVD. 100 min. DVD 3361

Jimenez, Juan Ramon

Juan Ramon Jimenez Reading His Poetry in Spanish. [AUDIORECORDING] Recorded 1949-1950. Sound/C 864

Jimenez, Juan Ramon

Juan Ramon Jimenez, Su Vida, Su Tiempo y Su Obra [AUDIORECORDING] Sound/C 468

Platero y Yo (1994)
Directed by Enrique Nicanor. Cast: Agustin Gonzalez, Gerardo Malla, Ana de Yebra, Gabriel Farisa, Manuel Pereiro, Jesus Alcane. This made for television drama begins in Puerto Rico, 1956, where the poet Juan Ramon Jimenez has just won the Nobel Prize for Literature. A television crew goes to his home to interview him. The poet, whose wife has just been admitted into the hospital, talks with the interviewers about his work, and in particular about his book "Platero y yo" and his distant town Moguer. Originally produced for Spanish television. In Spanish. Non-US format DVD. 59 min. DVD 3355

Larra, Mariano Jose de

Articulos de Costumbres
Using dramatization and narration, Jose de Larra's work is brought to life providing a first-hand view of Madrid in the last century, along with background on the author and the times. In Spanish. 56 min. Video/C 5099

Lopez de Ayala, Adelardo

Consuelo Sound/C 1098

Machado, Manuel

La Lola se va a los Puertos [AUDIORECORDING] Sound/C 1097

Marco Denevi

Marco Denevi Lee a Marco Denevi [AUDIORECORDING] The author reads 3 of his short stories : La noche del principe, Carta a Teofilo Cosma, and La Revolucion Francesca. Sound/C 610

Marquez, Gabriel Garcia

Erendira (1983)
Director, Ruy Guerra A black comedy about a wicked grandmother and her exploitation of her beautiful teenage granddaughter, Erendira. An erotic, black comedy, laden with surreal prankishness and political allegory. Based on the short story by Gabriel Garcia Marquez, "La Increible y Triste Historia de la Candida Erendira y de Su Abuela Desalmada."103 min Video/C 999:234

Fable of the Beautiful Pigeon Fancier (Fabula de la Bella Palomera) (1988)
Director, Ruy Guerra. Set on a panoramic Brazilian beach, this film confronts the sexual and social tensions between classes in the romantic story of a wealthy aristocrat's obsessive desire. From the novel: Love in the Time of Cholera, by Gabriel Garcia Marquez. Videocassette release of the 1988 Spanish television motion picture. Video/C 999:489

Far Apart (Contigo en la distencia (1992)
Written by Gabriel Garcia Marquez and Eliseo Alberto; directed by Tomas Gutierrez Alea. In 1956 destiny (and a trivial mistake) sabotaged a plan by two young lovers to elope. But when a letter arrives 35 years after it was mailed, Ofelia Rosales de Mendoza, once known as Ofelita "My Eyes," begins making inquiries into the whereabouts of her lost paramour, Jose Luna. The conflicting stories she hears from the people who knew them as teenagers only increase her confusion -- until up walks the man himself, at the cafe where they were to rendezvous so many years ago. In Spanish with English subtitles. 28 min. DVD 8188; vhs Video 7547 Video 7549

I'm the One You're Looking For (Yo Soy el que Tu Buscas) (1988)
Through the exotic streets of Barcelona's underworld, the darker side of love and sexuality comes to life in this psychological thriller about a beautiful celebrity model seeking revenge from her rapist. Vengeful desire becomes an uncontrollable obsession when she teams up with a short-tempered taxi driver and a hot-blooded erotic dancer in her frantic search. 85 min. Video/C 999:486

Letters from the Park (Cartes del Parque)
Two shy young lovers enlist the help of the local poet to write passionate letters to each other, but soon the woman becomes the object of the poet's affection, and all are faced with a perplexing dilemma. Videocassette release of the 1988 Spanish television motion picture. 85 min. Video/C 999:490

Love in the Time of Cholera(2007)
Directed by Mike Newell. Florentino is a poetry-writing telegraph operator who lives in a Central American city. He spots the graceful Fermina while making his rounds, and finds himself in love. While Florentino's mother encourages the courtship, Fermina's father absolutely forbids it. Years pass, and the well-born Dr. Urbino treats Fermina for a case of cholera. When Urbino proposes, Fermina accepts. A distraught Florentino decides to wait. With the help of his uncle, he amasses wealth of his own. All the while, he drifts from woman to woman, never really finding what he is looking for in a woman. After five decades of waiting, he gets a second chance to win Fermina's heart. Based on the novel "El amor en los tiempos del cólera" by Gabriel García Marquez. 139 min. DVD 9472

Miracle in Rome (Milagro en Roma)
The story of Margarito Duarte, whose 7 year-old daughter dies suddenly. Visiting her grave 12 years later, he finds his daughter's body just as he left it. After his townspeople call the event a miracle, he tries to have his daughter a saint, but it will take a miracle of a different order to get his wish. 76 min. Video/C 999:491

Saturday Night Thief (Landron de Sabado)
Written by Gabriel Garcia Marquez and Consuelo Garrido; directed by Jose Luis Garcia Agraz. 1992. When a burglar named Hugo comes to rob the house of a woman whose husband is conveniently away on business, is it any surprise that he makes himself at home for the weekend? Linked by a passion for music and dance and a romantic notion of love, Hugo and Ana Luisa Guzman -- host of his favorite radio show -- find in each other what has been missing in their otherwise sterile lives. 26 min. DVD 8188; vhs Video 7547 Video 7548

Summer of Miss Forbes (El Verano de la Señora Forbes) (1988)
Miss Forbes is a governess hired to look after two boys whose parents have taken a six-week vacation. By day, she runs the household with oppressive discipline. By night, she gets drunk on tequila. The boys spy on her nighttime binges and fantasize about her brutal death. But their plans for her death are not as grim as her ultimate fate. Videocassette release of the 1988 motion picture. 87 min. Video/C 999:487

The Two Way Mirror (El espejo de dos luna)
Written by Gabriel Garcia Marquez and Susana Cato ; directed by Carlos Garcia Agraz. Three weeks before her marriage in 1990, a young woman named Susana has a massive antique mirror hung on her bedroom wall. What is she to think when she discovers a soldier--circa 1863--living in the room's reflection? And what are her family and fiance to think when, having fallen deeply in love with him, Susana steps through the glass to enter his bygone world? 30 min. DVD 8188; vhs Video 7547

Very Old Man With Enormous Wings (Un Señor Muy Viejo con unas Alas Enormes)
Amid the debris of a Columbian cyclone lands a man whose seemingly miraculous anatomy attracts the curious and devout from around the world. Silent and disheveled, this fantastical "creature" is housed in a chicken coop as onlookers wait for his heavenly message which turns out to be a very mixed blessing. Videocassette release of the 1988 Spanish television motion picture. 90 min. Video/C 999:488

Marquiña, Eduardo

En Flandes Se Ha Puesto El Sol [AUDIORECORDING] Coproduccion de Radio Nacional de España y el Ministerio de Cultura, Secretaria General Tecnica." "Direccion: Juan Manuel Soriano ; adaptacion Jose Ma. Cavera. Sound/C 1100

Mihura, Miguel
Tres Sombreros de Copa (1994)
Directed by Fernando Delgado. Cast: Maria Jose Goyanes, Luis Varela, Antonio Iranzo, Mara Goyanes, Florinda Chico. A televison adaptation of the novel by Miguel Mihura, faithful to the author's style of incorporating the distortion of reality with the combination of tragic humor and the absurd. Originally produced for Spanish television. In Spanish. Non-US format DVD. 118 min. DVD 3362

Mira de Amescua, Antonio

El Esclavo del Demonio [AUDIORECORDING] Sound/C 1091

Molina, Tirso de
El Burlador de Sevilla (1994)
Directed by Gustavo Perez Puig. Cast: Javier Escriva, Francisco Valladares, Jaime Blanch, Maria Luisa Merlo, Ana Maria Vidal. The legend of Don Juan who at the height of his licentious career, seduces a girl of noble family and kills her father. Later, seeing a statue on the father's tomb, he flippantly invites it to dine with him. He is dragged down to hell, refuses to repent, and falls to eternal damnation. Originally produced for Spanish television. Non-US format DVD. In Spanish. 122 min. DVD 3346

El Burlador de Sevilla
The legend of Don Juan who at the height of his licentious career, seduces a girl of noble family and kills her father. Later, seeing a statue on the father's tomb, he flippantly invites it to dine with him. He is dragged down to hell, refuses to repent, and falls to eternal damnation. Originally produced for television in 1987. In Spanish (no subtitles). 120 min. Video/C 5091

El Burlador de Sevilla [AUDIORECORDING]
Sound/C 504

El Condenado por Desconfiado [AUDIORECORDING]
Produced by Radio Nacional de España for the Ministerio de Cultura. Adapted and directed by Juan Guerrero Zamora. Sound/C 422

Marta la Piadosa [AUDIORECORDING]
Produced by Radio Nacional de España for the Ministerio de Cultura. Adapted and directed by Juan Guerrero Zamora. Sound/C 1095

Marta la Piadosa [AUDIORECORDING]
Produced by Radio Nacional de España for the Ministerio de Cultura. Adapted and directed by Juan Guerrero Zamora. Sound/C 422

Moratin, Leandro Fernandez de

El Si de las Ninas (1994)
Directed by Gustavo Perez Puig. Cast: Pablo Sanz, Carlos Larranaga, Isabel Maria Perez, Carmen Bernardos, Maria Silva. An older man, Don Diego, wants to contract marriage with Currita, and counts on the complicity of her mother, Dona Irene, who is looking for a marriage advantageous to her daughter. Originally produced for Spanish television. Non-US format DVD. In Spanish. 90 min. DVD 3349

Moreto, Agustin

San Franco de Sena, o, El lego del Carmen <1985> [AUDIORECORDING] Sound/C 1092

Muñoz Seca, Pedro

La Venganza de Don Mendo (1994)
Directed by Gustavo Perez Puig. Cast: Jose Sazatornil "Saza", Vicky Lusson, Luis Varela, Maria Silva. A television adaptation of the work by Pedro Mu~noz Seca in which Don Mendo, falsely accused and imprisoned as a thief, escapes and swears to take revenge by disguising himself as a troubadour. Originally produced for Spanish television. In Spanish. Non-US format DVD. 120 min. DVD 3358

La Venganza de Don Mendo <1985> [AUDIORECORDING] Sound/C 1096

Neruda, Pablo

Fulgor y Muerte de Joaquin Murieta
Pablo Neruda's play celebrates an episode in Chilean history, embellishing the actual events of the California Gold Rush and transforming a story of prejudice and murder into a memorial saga. In Spanish. 45 min. Video/C 7381

Selected Poems [AUDIORECORDING] Sound/C 143

Orozco, Olga

Olga Orozco Lee a Olga Orozco [AUDIORECORDING] Sound/C 617

Perez Galdos, Benito

La Fontana de Oro
In this dramatization of Perez Galdos' first novel Coletilla is roughed up in a cafe by a group of liberals. He is rescued by Bozmediano, who takes him home, where he meets and falls in love with Clara. In Spanish (without subtitles) 47 min. Video/C 5098

Fortunata y Jacinta (1969)
Directed by Angelino Fons. Performers: Emma Penella, Liana Orfei, Julia Gutierrez Caba, Terele Pavez. This dramatization of the Spanish classic by Benito Perez Galdos tells of two women in 19th century Spain who love the same man unfailingly: Juan Santa Cruz, one as his mistress, the other as his wife. The lives of these characters intertwine and are determined by the variegated fabric of delicate tradition and established vices, of shaky politics and intrigue of the society they live in. In Spanish with English subtitles. 108 min. Video/C 5293

Fortunata y Jacinta Complex story of romantic intrigue which focuses on Juanito Santa Cruz, his middle-class wife and his lower-class mistress Fortunata, the wife of Maxi Rubin. While the marriages produce no children, the adulterous relationships do, but the true crisis comes when Juanito deserts Fortunata for a new lover. Portrays Madrid's middle classes during the last quarter of the 19th century. Videocassette release of the 1980 Radio Television Espanola series. 5 videocassettes, 600 min. Video/C 5284

Misericordia (1994)
Directed by Jose Luis Alonso, Juan Mediavilla. Cast: Maria Fernanda D'ocon, Jose Bodalo, Luisa Rodrigo, Julia Trujillo, Jose Segura. Presents in a semi-musical, the plight of the homeless. A poor woman struggles to help those she loves but faces the frustration of not getting the help she needs. Originally produced for Spanish television. In Spanish. Non-US format DVD. 110 min. DVD 3354

Poletti, Syria

Syria Poletti Lee a Olga [AUDIORECORDING] Sound/C 616

Puig, Manuel

Kiss of the Spider Woman (1985)
Dir. Hector Babenco. A homosexual and a politically active journalist share a prison cell in an unnamed South American country. Based on: Beso de la Mujer Arana 119 min DVD X192 (PAL region 2); vhs 999:224

Painted Lips (Boquitas pintadas) (Argentina, 1974)
Directed by Leopoldo Torre Nilsson. Lies, double personalities, and the evil pettiness of life in a small town are revealed in this adaptation of the novel by Manuel Puig. Nene, a married woman with two children, receives news that her childhood sweetheart, Juan Carlos, has died. Gradually she pieces together a complex mosaic of his life revealing the portrait of a man driven by fear into a life of self-deception. Adapted from a novel by Manuel Puig. 120 min. 999:3374

Pubis Angelical (1982)
Director, Raul de la Torre. While in her hospital bed, a woman reflects on her life and the roles men have played in her life, against a backdrop of Argentine political events. 117 min. Video/C 999:1405

Quiñones de Benavente, Luis

Los Dos Alcaldes Encontrados [AUDIORECORDING] Sound/C 1093

La Malquerida (1994)
Directed by Emilio Traspas. Cast: Enrique Diosdado, Amelia de la Torre, Rosa Fontana, Ricardo Alpuente. Eusebio, the boyfriend of Acacia is shot by an unknown person. Everyone suspects Norberto, Acacia's old boyfriend. He goes to jail and then is proven innocent and released. Sordid rumors then start about Acacia and her stepfather, Esteban. Originally produced for Spanish television. In Spanish. Non-US format DVD. 108 min. DVD 3356

Rojas, Fernando de

La Celestina [AUDIORECORDING]
Sound/C 426

La Celestina
A dramatization of the 16th century novel attributed to Fernando de Rojas in which the diabolic Celestina arranges the tragic love affair between Calisto and Melibea. In Spanish. 60 min. Video/C 5095

La Celestina
UC Berkeley student production. NRLF B 4 175 381

Rivas, Angel de Saavedra

Don Alvaro, o, La Fuerza del Sino (1994)
Directed by Roberto Carpio. Cast: Francisco Valladares, Jose Luis Lopez Vazquez, Ana Maria Vidal, Maria Esperanza Navarro, Jose Maria Lucena. When Don Alvaro requests the hand of Leonor Vargas, daughter of the marques of Calatrava, and is denied, they decide to flee but are discovered in their flight by the marques, who is accidentally killed. Originally produced for Spanish television. Non-US format DVD. In Spanish. 103 min. DVD 3350

Ruiz, Juan

El Libro de Buen Amor
Dramatization of the fourteenth-century troubadour ballad and one of the high points of Spanish medieval literature, El libro de buen amor by Juan Ruiz. With commentary by Dr. Luis Rosales of the Real Academia Espanola. 60 min. Video/C 7419

Sabato, Ernesto R.

Ernesto Sabato Lee a Isidoro Blaisten [AUDIORECORDING]
The author reads selections from his short stories. Sound/C 612

Sanchez-Silva, Jose Maria

The Miracle of Marcelino (Marcelino Pan y Vino) (1956)
Directed by Ladislao Vajda. Story of the miracle of a little boy, abandoned at a monastery, who is discovered to be talking with Jesus Christ. Video/C 999:1196

Rueda, Lope de

Las Aceitunas [AUDIORECORDING] Sound/C 1092

Ruiz de Alarcon, Juan

La Verdad Sospechosa [AUDIORECORDING] Sound/C 427

Tamayo y Baus, Manuel

Drama Nuevo Sound/C 504

La Locura de Amor (1948)
Directed by Juan de Orduna. An adaptation of Tamayo's historical play set in the16th century about Juana, la loca, queen of Castile, the daughter of Ferdinand and Isabella. In Spanish without titles. PAL format. 109 min. Video/C 5287

Teatro Español [AUDIORECORDINGS]

Arniches y Barrera, Carlos

La Señorita de Trevelez Sound/C 1099
Ruiz de Alarcon, Juan

La Verdad Sospechosa
Sound/C 427
Azorin (Juan Ruiz)

Doctor Death de 3 a 5 Sound/C 1096
Canizares, Jose de

El Picarillo en Espana Sound/C 1094
Celdran, Pancracio

El Infante D. Juan Manuel: Su Vida, Su Tiempo y Su Obra Sound/C 1102
Garcia Lorca, Federico

La Casa de Bernarda Alba Sound/C 1101
Zorrilla, Jose

Don Juan Tenorio Sound/C 506
Valle-Inclan, Ramon del

Divinas Palabras Sound/C 506
Jardiel Poncela, Enrique

Angelina o el Honor de un Brigadier Sound/C 506
Lopez de Ayala

Consuelo Sound/C 1098
Machado, Manuel

La Lola Se Va a Los Puertos Sound/C 1097
Marquiña, Eduardo

En Flandes Se Ha Puesto El Sol Sound/C 1100
Vega, Lope de

Melindres de Belisa Sound/C 505
Vega, Lope de

La Buena Guarda Sound/C 1095
Calderon de la Barca, Pedro

Gran Teatro del Mundo Sound/C 505
Calderon de la Barca, Pedro

El Alcalde de Zalamea Sound/C 428
Rojas Zorrilla, Francisco de

Entre Bobos Anda El Huego Sound/C 505
Mira de Amescua, Antonio

El Esclavo del Demonio Sound/C 1091
Molina, Tirso de

Marta la Piadosa Sound/C 1095
Molina, Tirso de

Burlador de Sevilla Sound/C 504
Moreto, Agustin

San Franco de Sena, o, El Lego del Carmen Sound/C 1092
Munoz Seca, Pedro

La Venganza de Don Mendo Sound/C 1096
Martinez de la Rosa, Francisco

Conjuracion de Venecia Sound/C 503
Garcia Gutierrez, Antonio

Trovador Sound/C 503
Tamayo y Baus, Manuel

Drama Nuevo Sound/C 504
Echegaray, Jose

O Locura o Santidad Sound/C 504
Quiñones de Benavente, Luis

Los Dos Alcaldes Encontrados Sound/C 1093
Rueda, Lope de

Las Aceitunas Sound/C 1092
Torres Naharro, Bartolome de

Comedia Himenea Sound/C 1090
Vicente, Gil

La Comedia del Viudo Sound/C 1099
Castro, Guillen de

La senorita de Trevelez Sound/C 1099

Las Mocedades del Cid Sound/C 430

Torrente Ballester, Gonzalo

Los Gozos y las Sombras
The story revolves around an intellectual and a businessman, their families and their lives after the Spanish civil war. Shows the displacement of one social class by the other. In Spanish without titles. PAL format. 1994. 760 min. Video/C 5283

El Rey Pasmado (1991)
Directed by Imanol Uribe. It is the 17th century and the king of Spain is a young man, inexperienced in politics and love. Nevertheless, he soon discovers a world of new sensations in the arms of Marfisa, one of the most beautiful prostitutes of the court. The news runs from mouth to mouth, filtering through the walls of the palace. Spanish without titles. Based on the novel Cronica del Rey Pasmado by Gonzalo Torrente Ballester. PAL. 105 min. Video/C 999:1780

Torres Naharro, Bartolome

Comedia Himenea [AUDIORECORDING] Sound/C 1090

Unamuno, Miguel de

Niebla (1994)
Directed by Luis Arino and Manolo Marinero. Cast: Gerardo Malla, Monica Randall, Luis Prendes. The most widely-read work of modern Spanish fiction presented as a made for television production which unravels the absurdist plot, turning its existentialist probings into logical, everyday conversation. Originally produced for Spanish television. Non-US format DVD. In Spanish. 65 min. DVD 3353

Niebla
A dramatized presentation of the tragicomic novel by Miguel de Unamuno which makes the unravelings of its absurdist plot clear and turns its existentialist probings into logical, everyday conversation. Originally produced for television. In Spanish (without subtitles). 63 min. Video/C 5097

Valle-Inclan, Ramon Maria del

Sonata de Primavera: Memorias del Marques de Bradomin (1982)
Directed by Miguel Picazo. Cast: Manuel Sierra, Inma de Santi, Berta Riaza, Manuel Alexandre. A made for television production of the 'Memorias amables' of the marques de Bradomin, a literary personage who recreates the eternal subject of Don Juan. Originally produced for Spanish television. Non-US format DVD. In Spanish. 63 min. DVD 3352

Vargas Llosa, Mario

La Ciudad y Los Perros (The City and the Dogs)
Four angry cadets in a Peruvian military academy who have formed an inner circle in an attempt to beat the system and ward off boredom, set off a chain of events that starts with a theft and leads to murder and suicide. 1985. 135 min. Video/C 999

Vega, Lope de

La Buena Guarda [AUDIORECORDING] Sound/C 1095

Canciones de Lope de Vega. [AUDIORECORDING] Sound/C 856

Fuenteovejuna (1972)
Direccion, Juan Guerrero Zamora. Cast: Nuria Torray, Manuel Dicenta, Miguel Angel, Antonio Puga, Marcela Yurfa. A dramatization of Lope Felix de Vega Carpio's play produced for Spanish television about 15th century peasants who rise up against a cruel lord. Originally produced for Spanish television. Non-US format DVD. In Spanish. 124 min. DVD 3344

Fuenteovejuna
A dramatization of Lope Felix de Vega Carpio's play produced for Spanish television about 15th century peasants who rise up against a cruel lord. In Spanish. 127 min. Video/C 950

Fuenteovejuna [AUDIORECORDING] Sound/C 423

Melindres de Belisa [AUDIORECORDING] Sound/C 505

Peribanez o el Comendador de Ocana (1994)
Direccion, Ricardo Lucia. Cast: Charo Soriano, Berta Riaza, Nicolas Due~nas, Jose Sacristan, Jose Luis Pellicena. A made for television presentation of the Lope de Vega romantic comic play. Non-US format DVD. In Spanish. 77 min. DVD 3348

El Perro del Hortelano (1995)
Directed by Pilar Miro. A 17th-century Spanish noblewoman romances her low-born personal secretary, who is in love with her maid. In Spanish without titles. PAL format. 109 min. Video/C 5285

Villordo, Oscar Hermes

Oscar H. Villordo lee a Oscar H. Villordo [AUDIORECORDING]
Sound/C 467

Vicente, Gil

La Comedia del Viudo [AUDIORECORDING] Sound/C 1091

Villordo, Oscar Hermes

Oscar H. Villordo Lee a Oscar H. Villordo [AUDIORECORDING] Sound/C 613; Storage Info: B 4 304 613

Zorrilla, Jose

Don Juan en Alcala
A variant of the story about the infamous philanderer who goes to eternal damnation after a life of vice. In this play, the chief character achieves salvation through Ines, his would-be seduction victim who, through her ethereal beauty and goodness, leads him to repentance and eventual redemption. Originally recorded in Alcala de Henares, Spain in 1988. In Spanish (no subtitles) 150 min. Video/C 5092

Don Juan Tenorio (1994)
Directed by Gustavo Perez Puig. Cast: Francsico Rabal, Concha Velasco, Fernando Guillen, Juanjo Menendez, Maruchi Fresno. A variant of the story about the infamous philanderer who goes to eternal damnation after a life of vice. In this play, the chief character achieves salvation through Ines, his would-be seduction victim who, through her ethereal beauty and goodness, leads him to repentance and eventual redemption. Originally produced for Spanish television. Non-US format DVD. In Spanish. 139 min. DVD 3351

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