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51th Annual Clio Awards (2010)

This program captures 2010's winners of the gold, silver, and bronze Clio Awards. Entries include "America" (Levi's), "Bring it to Life" (Draught Guinnes), "Child Pornography" (ECPAT), "DJ Hero" (Activision/Freestyle Games), "Every Team Needs 'The Spark'" (Adidas), "Field Generals" (Nike), "Focus Group" (Nokia), "Gym" and "Model" (MTV), "Lost Barrel" (Jameson Whiskey), "Memories" (Barnardo's Children's Charity), "Minimalism" (MINI), "Plant" (Skittles), "Reading" (Viagra), "Re-ignition" (Cadillac), "Rising" (Pepsi), "Teddy Bear Chase" (HBO), "Time Traveler" and "Customer Care" (Apple), "Winter Olympics" (BGC), and many more. 116 min.

600 Millennia: China's History Unearthed.

Documents a 1974 touring exhibition of Chinese antiquities and archaeological finds of the People's Republic of China. 2 parts, 89 min.

7 Faces of Dr. Lao (1963)

Directed by George Pal. Cast: Tony Randall, Barbara Eden, Arthur O'Connell, Noah Berry, Jr. An elderly Chinese magician comes into a small western town facing a crisis of identity. He puts on a show filled with mythic characters who force the townspeople to review their values and lives. After transforming the townspeople he leaves town. The film received an "honorary Oscar" for the makeup wizardry of William Tuttle. Based on the novel The circus of Dr. Lao by Charles C. Finney. 100 min. Credits and other information from the Internet Movie Database

731: Two Versions of Hell

Version 1: The doorway to hell (15 min.) -- Version 2: War is hell (12 min.) Documentary about Unit 731, Japan's secret World War II biological and chemical weapons facility in the Chinese town of Harbin where biological weapons were developed during the Japanese Occupation. The film uses the same footage as seen from two points of view. The first half gives the perspective of the Chinese government and describes the horrors and atrocities that occurred during World War II at the facility. The second half, using almost the exact same footage, describes Unit 731 from the Japanese revisionist perspective which is largely supported by the ruling Liberal Democratic Party in Japan. Although its cruel experiments on living people produced thousands of casualties, this activity is still denied by a number of Japanese historians and politicians. A film by James T. Hong. 2007.
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761st, The Story of the Black Panther Tank Battalion

The 761st Tank Battalion, the first unit to enlist African-American soldiers to operate armored vehicles was activated on April 1, 1942, at Camp Claiborne, Louisiana and deployed to Europe, landing at Omaha Beach in France on October 10, 1944. Over the course of 183 days of continuous fighting (including action in the Battle of the Bulge) the "Black Panthers" became the first African-American armored unit to enter combat. With the motto "Come Out Fighting!" they faced racism at home and death overseas in a war for many freedoms they did not enjoy in America. Directed by Pete Chatmon. 200-? 72 min.

8 Ball Bunny (1950)

Directed by Chuck Jones. Bugs helps a penguin go home via New Orleans, Martinique, the Panama Canal and finally the South Pole. But the penguin's home is in New Jersey.

9 Artists of Puerto Rico (Nueve artistas de Puerto Rico)

A visit to the studios of Puerto Rico's most prominent contemporary artists including Lorenzo Homar, Julio Rosado del Valle, Olga Albizu, Rafael Villamil, Rafael Ferrer, Julio Micheli, Luis Hernandez Cruz, Edgardo Franceshi, and Jose Alicea. 1970. 16 min.

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9 Souls (Nain souruzu) (2003)

Directed by Toshiaki Toyoda. Cast: Satsuei, Fujisawa Jun'ichi ; henshu, Kusakabe Mototaka ; ongaku, DIP. A bomber, a patricide, a mad biker and a pornographer break free from jail together with various other forms of social detritus. 120 min. Credits and other information from the Internet Movie Database

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9066 to 9/11

Looks at the World War II-era treatment of Japanese Americans as seen through the contemporary lens of the post-9/11 world. As the U.S. government fights a "war on terrorism" its tactics and policies have caused concern for some Americans of Japanese descent, who were interned in concentration camps during WWII. No new concentration camps have materialized, but mass deportations and detentions, particularly of Arab and Muslim immigrants in America, have forced a comparison of the two experiences, revealing striking similarities. Special feature: Something strong within / directed by Robert A. Nakamura ; produced by Karen L. Ishizuka (1994, 40 min.). 2004. 20 min. Online Access through LFLFC

9500 Liberty

Documents the first time in U.S. history that an Arizona-style immigration law was actually implemented--and the surprising grassroots position that led to its repeal. Racial tension and threats of violence erupt when Prince William County, Virginia adopts a law requiring the police to question people who appear to be undocumented immigrants. Despite fears of reprisal, a group of citizens launches a 'virtual resistance' using social media, setting up a final showdown with the law's advocates. Written and directed by Annabel Park & Eric Byler. 2009. 80 min.

A Bear for Punishment (1951)

It's Father's Day, and Junyer and Ma have a bunch of big surprises in store for good ol' Pa, including a pipe filled with gunpowder. To top it off, there's a gala Father's Day pageant, and Pa sits cringing through Junyer's recitation and aghast at Ma's tap-dancing rendition of "I'm Just Wild About Father."

A Beautiful Mind (2001)

Directed by Ron Howard. Cast: Russell Crowe, Ed Harris, Jennifer Connelly, Paul Bettany, Adam Goldberg, Judd Hirsch, Josh Lucas, Anthony Rapp, Christopher Plummer. Based on true events this is the dramatic biography of John Nash, a mathematical genius, who made an astonishing discovery early in his career and stood on the brink of international acclaim. But the handsome and arrogant Nash soon found himself on a painful and harrowing journey. After many years of struggle, he eventually triumphed over his schizophrenia, and finally, late in life, received the Nobel Prize. 135 min. Credits and other information from the Internet Movie Database Awards Academy Award - Best Picture; Best Director Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards - Best Picture; Best Director Golden Globe Awards - Best Picture, Drama Directors Guild of America, USA - Outstanding Directorial Achievement. Online Access through LFLFC

A Better Life (2011)

Directed by Chris Weitz. Cast: Demian Bichir, Jose Julian, Joaquin Cosio, Eddie 'Piolin' Sotelo. Carlos Galindo, a gardener in East L.A., always dreamed of a better life for his wife and newborn son when he crossed the border into the U.S. But when his wife left him, Carlos's only goal became to keep his son away from gangs and immigration agents while trying to give him the opportunities he never had. A story that follows father and son as they embark on a physical and spiritual journey where they discover that family is the most important part of the American dream. 98 min. Online Access through LFLFCCredits and other information from the Internet Movie Database
Reviews and articles:
Cohen, David S. "A Better Life." Script , Jul/Aug2011, Vol. 17 Issue 4, p38-42, 5p Full-text of this article / review is available:Berkeley users only
Haun, Harry. "Sueno Americano." Film Journal International, Jun2011, Vol. 114 Issue 6, p12-15, 4p; Full-text of this article / review is available:Berkeley users only
Kozlowski, Carl "Spotlighting the Undocumented." Progressive; Oct2011, Vol. 75 Issue 10, p38-39, 2p
Toumarkine, Doris. "A Better Life." Film Journal International, Jul2011, Vol. 114 Issue 7, p89-90, 2p Full-text of this article / review is available:Berkeley users only

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A Better Manana.

Describes how Belisario Betancur, the president of Colombia, is making an effort to fight the classic problems of South America including illiteracy, inequality, and foreign exploitation, as the camera tours the scenic countryside presenting a portrait of Colombia and its people. Visits a cockfight, a coffee plantation, mafia-owned elephants, and jungle commandos. 1987. 60 min. Video/ MM717

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A Better Tomorrow (Ying huang boon sik) (Hong Kong, 1986)

Directed by John Woo. The first in a trilogy of Chinese "Godfather" films, it portrays countless difficulties and setbacks experienced by a couple of counterfeit money smugglers who have decided to wash their hands of their past and choose a better life. In the first part, Sung Tzu-hao, one of the main protagonists is on his last "business" trip. 90 min. ; Credits and other information from the Internet Movie Database

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A Bibo Reader.

A film by Peter Forga¡cs;. Presents a found footage essay featuring home movies and photographs of the philosopher Istvan Bibo, who served time in prison for supplying Jews with fake documents during the Holocaust and was one of the leaders of the 1956 Hungarian revolution. The sensitive rendering of Bibo's social and historical analysis, the meditative texts and images pace the piece from one contemplative state to the next. 2001.

A Bibo Reader.

A film by Peter Forgacs. Presents a found footage essay featuring home movies and photographs of the philosopher Istvan Bibo, who served time in prison for supplying Jews with fake documents during the Holocaust and was one of the leaders of the 1956 Hungarian revolution. The sensitive rendering of Bibo's social and historical analysis, the meditative texts and images pace the piece from one contemplative state to the next. 2001. 69 min.

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A Big Stink: City Sewer Systems

Using London as an example, this documentary looks at the history of the city and its sewage, the development and effect on cities of indoor bathrooms and toilets and the sewers built to cope with them. c1995. 29 min.

A Bird in a Guilty Cage (1952)

Sylvester Cat spots Tweety Bird in a display window of an after-hours department store and sneaks inside through a mail server chute. Tweety flees Sylvester by hiding in a hat pile and a doll house, evades the shots from a rifle Sylvester uses, and escapes in a vacuum tube. Tweety sends a dynamite stick through another tube, and Sylvester swallows it, thinking it is Tweety. The dynamite blows up inside Sylvester after the cat leaves the store and walks down the street. ;

A Bit of Luck (Tipat mazal) (Israel, 1992)

Directed by Ze'ev Revach. Cast: Ya'ackov Ben-Sira, Zehava Ben, Jacques Cohen, Chen Gueta, Yossi Keinan. Tells the story of a blind father and his singer daughter immigrating together to Israel. 90 min. Credits and other information from the Internet Movie Database

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