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[Venuri, Robert] Robert Venturi and Denise Scott Brown.

This production delves into the philosophy and work of two of America's most controversial architects, Robert Venturi and Denise Scott Brown. The film introduces their most important works, including: the Vanna Venturi House, Princeton's Wu Hall, and Thomas Labs; the Guild House. Central to the film is the initial design phase and presentation of their most prestigious commission to date - the National Gallery in London's Trafalgar Square. Dist.: Michael Blackwood Productions. 1988. 58 min.

[Vermeer] The Light of Experience. (Civilisation ; 8)

Surveys the development of Western civilization during the 17th century. Points out that the works of such Dutch painters as Rembrandt, Frans Hals, Vermeer, and Saenredam show the revolutionary change in thought that replaced divine authority with experience, experiment, and observation. 199? 52 min.

[Vermeer] Vermeer in Bosnia: A Conversation with Lawrence Weschler.

Art historian and writer Lawrence Weschler examines themes of peace and serenity in the work of artist Johannes Vermeer. Living in a world wracked by war and mayhem, Vermeer retreated into a single light-filled room and invented a notion of peace grounded in the autonomous free agency of his fellow human beings. The terror, though, is conspicuously being held at bay -- in fact, argues Weschler, that is what Vermeer's paintings are all about. Recorded by Educational Technology Services, University of California, Berkeley on September 29, 2004. 88 min. View it with RealPlayer

[Virgil, Lonnie] Lonnie Virgil (Nambe)

Features an interview with New Mexico pottery maker Lonnie Vigil, a Native American of Nambe heritage. As he demonstrates the making of a piece of pottery, he explains his philosophy of art and tells his life story in a first person narrative that is personal and insightful. 2004. 21 min.

[Voulkos, Peter] Lonnie Virgil (Nambe)

In California during the 1950's the art climate was in a state of flux and open to experimentation. The presence of Peter Voulkos signaled a philosophical upheaval of ceramic tradition and technique, inspiring the West Coast clay revolution. This documentary is an assemblage of interviews, demonstrations and performances showcasing the seminal artists of this innovative movement, interwoven with a superb survey of their work. Ceramics historian Garth Clark's critical commentary underscores the accomplishments and achievements of these visionary artists. produced and directed by Chris Felver. Recorded at Anderson Ranch Arts Center in Colorado in 1983. 50 min.

[Waiapi] Caxiri or Manioc Beer.

Examines the role of caxiri, a native beer, in the social and cultural life of the Waiapi Indians of Brazil. An important part of Waiapi life, caxiri is imbibed daily by men, women and children. This documentary describes the preparation of caxiri, as well as its use in community festivals and celebrations. 1988. 39 min.

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[Waiapi] Music, Dance and Festival Among the Waiapi Indians of Brazil.

Examines five Waiapi Indian festivals and shows the importance of manioc beer in the festivals, the variety of musical instruments and songs, and how Waiapi identity and societal order are reinforced by these communal celebrations. 1988. 39 min.

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[Walcott, Derek] Derek Walcott Poetry Reading

The Caribbean writer, Derek Walcott, reads selections from his own writings.This event took place on November 20, 1997 in the Maude Fife Room at the University of California, Berkeley. ; Storage Info: $B 703 507

[Walker, Alice] A Celebration of Black Women in Literature, Alice Walker.

Dramatization of part of Alice Walker's novel, Meridian, with comments and insights by the author. 25 min.

[Walker, Alice] Alice Walker (Lannan Literary Videos; 14).

Pulitzer Prize winner Alice Walker reads poems and excerpts from her novels, "The Color Purple" and "The Temple of My Familiar" in Los Angeles on January 9, 1989. Evelyn White interviews Walker at her home. 60 min.

[Walker, Alice] Alice Walker.

Poetry reading at the American Poetry Archives, San Francisco State University, 3/21/79. 40 min.

[Walker, Alice] Alice Walker: A Conversation with Alice Walker (In Black & White)

Alice Walker discusses her life, contemporary America, the "womanist" perspective, and reads from her poetry. 30 min.
web web sites: Description from California Newsreel catalogFull-text review from: ABC-CLIO Video Rating Guide for Libraries

[Walker, Alice] Alice Walker: A Portrait in the First Person.

Interview with the author. Walker discusses issues including family violence and the position of black women in America. 30 min.

[Walker, Alice] Alice Walker: Possessing the Secret of Joy.

Alice Walker talks about her novel "Possessing the Secret of Joy" which addresses issues of female genital mutilation, and social protest in Africa and America. Archival footage, dramatized scenes from the book and additional interviews with Gloria Steinem and Barbara Christian and others shed light on Alice Walker's career and issues of womanhood worldwide. Originally produced by SBS, Australia and broadcast on the program Masterpiece on 5/31/93. Dist.: Films Media Group. 53 min.

[Walker, Alice] Visions of the Spirit: A Portrait of Alice Walker.

This documentary chronicles the life and work of Pulitzer prize winning author, Alice Walker.
Full-text review from: ABC-CLIO Video Rating Guide for Libraries

[Wallace, George] George Wallace: Settin' the Woods on Fire.

Four times governor of Alabama, four times a candidate for president, George Wallace was a fierce defender of Southern pride. This film through extensive archive footage and interviews presents the life of a man central to the civil rights years in the South, a lightening rod for controversy, a liberal judge who betrayed his principles for power, a politician who harnessed the anger lurking beneath American society to create a lasting conservative movement and a man ultimately reborn through suffering. 2000. 269 min.
Awards American Library Association Video Round Table: Notable Videos for Adults

[Warhol, Andy] Absolut Warhola

This documentary explores Andy Warhol's Eastern European roots by travelling to Mikova, Slovakia, where his parents grew up, and interviewing members of his extended family: two cousins, two aunts, and a great-niece. Also interviewed are a Ruthenian Andy Warhol impersonator, and Dr. Michal Bycko, curator of the Andy Warhol museum in Medzilaborce, Slovakia, who discusses the museum's mission and shows some of its rarer pieces. Directed and written by Stanislaw Mucha. c2001. 80 min.

[Warhol, Andy] Andy Warhol (Portrait of an Artist)

This first major profile of Andy Warhol's life and work since his death in February 1987 examines a career that spanned painting, film, publishing, rock music and television. Warhol is seen performing for the media in interviews ranging over years, as well as in previously unseen footage shot in London shortly before his death. 60 min.

[Warhol, Andy] Andy Warhol's "Factory People": Inside the 60s Silver Factory

A documentary look inside Andy Warhol's Silver Factory in New York during the 1960s, concentrating on the personalities involved at the time and at some of Warhol's artwork created there. Includes interviews with many of the regulars, including extensive segments with Ultra Violet, Taylor Mead, Mary Woronov, Billy Name, Gerard Malanga, and others. A film by Catherine O'Sullivan Shorr. 2008. 100 min.

[Warhol, Andy] Andy Warhol: A Documentary Film

Andy Warhol and his entourage redefined painting, sculpture, film, music and celebrity at his Factory workspace-playroom. Through on-camera interviews and still and motion picture footage this extensive documentary expores the entire length of Andy Warhol's career in art from the 1940's until his death in 1987. Directed by Ric Burns. Dist.: PBS. 2006. 240 min. Online Access through LFLFC
Reviews and articles:
Ebony, David. "From "Raggedy Andy" to "Drella"--Warhol for TV.(FRONT PAGE)(Television program review)." Art in America 94.10 (Nov 2006): 41(2). Full-text of this article / review is available:Berkeley users only
Williams, Gilda. "Andy Warhol." Art Monthly no. 302 (December 2006/January 2007) p. 47Full-text of this article / review is available:Berkeley users only