UC Berkeley Library

2000-2009

Arranged (2007)

Directed by Diane Crespo and Stefan C. Schaefer. Cast: Zoe Lister-Jones, Francis Benhamou, Doris Belack, Mimi Lieber, Daniel London, Laith Nakli, Alysia Reiner, John Rothman, Alison Becker, David Castro, Sanuit De Silva, Peggy Gormley, Jason Liebman, Arian Moayed, Jake Robards, Gina Shmukler, Marcia Jean Kurtz. Centers on the friendship between an Orthodox Jewish woman and a Muslim woman who meet as first-year teachers at a public school in Brooklyn.

At Home with Desalojos Realtors (2004)

Directed and produced by Yaromil Fong-Olivares. Cast: Belia Mayeno-Sabedra, Nassima Kaddoura. A mock infomercial about the gentrification of San Francisco's Mission District. "Make yourself at home, but don't get too comfortable..." The filmmaker, a Dominican immigrant of Chinese decent, hopes to shed light on the dangers posed by gentrification. 4 min.

Atonement (UK / France, 2007)

Directed by Joe Wright. Cast: Tim Bevan; Eric Fellner; Paul Webster; Christopher Hampton; Joe Wright; Saoirse Ronan; Brenda Blethyn; Vanessa Redgrave; Julia West; In 1935, thirteen-year-old fledgling writer Briony Tallis and her family live a life of wealth and privilege in their enormous mansion. On the warmest day of the year, the country estate takes on an unsettling hothouse atmosphere, stoking Briony's vivid imagination. Robbie Turner, the educated son of the family's housekeeper, carries a torch for Briony's headstrong older sister Cecilia.

Baby Boy (2000)

Directed by John Singleton. Cast:Tyrese Gibson, Omar Gooding, A.J.Johnson, Taraji P. Henson, Snoop Dogg,Tamara LeSeon Bass, Ving Rhames, CandyAnn Brown, Angell Conwell. In SouthCentral L.A., Jody has two babies bytwo different women and he still livesat home with his mom. He's trying tolive large, but doesn't have or want ajob. Growing up is tough on Jody, but aseries of events involving his mom, hernew boyfriend, his girlfriend, and herex-con ex-boyfriend all force him tolearn some hard lessons about living,loving and surviving. 130 min.

Ballad of a Soldier (2002)

Directed by Kinan Valdez. Cast: David Barrera, Maria Candelaria, Luis Valdez, Alma Martinez, Oscar Marillo. Johnny, a 20-year chicano living in rural California spends a last night with his family and friends before shipping out to Vietnam. Based on the play Soldado razo by Luis Valdez. Presented at the International Latino Film Festival held in the San Francisco Bay Area. Based on the play Soldado razo by Luis Valdez. 60 min.

Ballast (2008)

Director: Lance Hammer. Cast: Micheal J. Smith, Sr., JimmyronRoss, Tarra Riggs, Johnny McPhail. In the cold winter light of theMississippi Delta, three lonely people stumble under the weight ofa shared tragedy. Lawrence is paralyzed with grief after thesuicide of his twin brother. Twelve-year-old James drifts into theperilous orbit of local teenagers while his single mother, Marlee,is too exhausted from her menial job to interpret the clues. Suddenviolence forces mother and son to flee their home and they alighton Lawrence's property.

Bamboozled (2000)

Directed by Spike Lee. Cast: Damon Wayans, Savion Glover, JadaPinkett-Smith, Tommy Davidson, Michael Rapaport. In a searingparody of American television, this film presents a humorouslook at how race, ratings and the pursuit of power lead to anetwork executive's stunning rise and tragic downfall. 136 min. Online Access through LFLFC.

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Barbershop (2002)

Director, Tim Story. Cast: Ice Cube,Anthony Anderson, Sean Patrick Thomas,Eve, Troy Garity, Michael Ealy, LeonardEarl Howze, Keith David, Lahmard Tate,Cedric the Entertainer. Calvin neverwanted to take over the familybusiness, a barbershop on the southside of Chicago. One morning he decidesto sell the shop to Lester. Calvinspends the day cutting heads at theshop, and starts to understand theimportance of the legacy left to him.Calvin learns to appreciate his barberfriends, and discovers that the placewhere they work is more than just aplace to get a haircut.

Beauty Shop (2005)

Director, Bille Woodruff. Cast: QueenLatifah, Alicia Silverstone, AndieMacDowell, Alfre Woodard, Mena Suvari,Della Reese, Golden Brooks, Miss LauraHayes, Paige Hurd, L'il JJ. Gina Norris isin Atlanta making a name for herself at aposh Southern salon with her cutting-edgehairstyles. But when her flamboyant,egotistical boss takes it one criticism toofar, she leaves his salon to open a shop ofher own. Special features: "Beauty shop :inside the style" featurette; gag reel;selected scenes audio commentary bydirector Bille Woodruff. 105 min.

Before the Rains (2007)

Directed by Santosh Sivan.. Cast: Rahul Bose, Nandita Das, Jennifer Ehle, Linus Roache. Set in 1930s southern India against the backdrop of a growing nationalist movement. When a British spice planter falls in love with his alluring servant, the idealistic young man finds himself torn between his ambitions and his family, his village, and his past. Loyalties are tested and destinies decided as two worlds collide. 97 min. Credits and other information from the Internet Movie Database

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