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A Dog Called Pain (The Artist and His Model) (Un perro llamado Dolor (el artista y su modelo))(Spain, 2001)

Directed by Luis Eduardo Aute. Animated feature. In this animated thinkpiece Frida Kahlo's dog, Dolor, is the conductive thread for a series of black-and-white animated portraits that explore the relationships between several eccentric artists and their models. 90 min. Credits and other information from the Internet Movie Database

A Dog's Life (1918)

Directed by Charlie Chaplin. Cast: Charlie Chaplin, Edna Purviance, Tom Wilson, Sidney Chaplin, Albert Austin . "Poor Charlie lives in a vacant lot. He tries to get a job but when he gets to the head of the employment line the jobs are gone. Back "home" he rescues Scraps, a bitch being attacked by other strays. Together they manage to steal some sausages from a lunch wagon. They enter a dance hall where Edna is a singer and unwilling companion to the clientele. He is thrown out when he can't pay. Back "home" Scraps digs up a money-filled wallet buried by crooks. They return to the dance hall to find Edna fired. The wallet goes back and forth between Charlie and the crooks. Charlie, Edna and Scraps end up very happily." [IMDB] ; Credits and other information from the Internet Movie Database

A Dream in Doubt

After several of his friends and family members become victims of hate crimes in the weeks after 9/11, Sikh immigrant Rana Singh Sodhi attempts to organize and educate his community in hopes of preventing further violence. Director/producer, Tami R. Yeager. 2007. 56 min.
web web sites:Description from Center for Asian American Media catalog

A Drug Called Pornography.

Takes a detailed look at the negative side-effects to the use of pornography: addiction to pornography, sex mis-education, desensitization, conditioning and acting out. The film also explores adrenaline junkies and drug users to help explain how it is possible to become physically addicted to pornography. Includes candid interviews with pornography users, convicted sex offenders describing the influence of pornography on their behavior, survivors of sexual abuse, experts and authors who investigate pornographic issues. 2000. 58 min.

A Drunkard's Reformation. (1909)

Directed by D.W. Griffith. "A drinking man arrives home, late and sozzled as usual. His wife reminds him that he promised to take their child to a play. The play proves to be a morality tale about the evils of drink; he sees the parallels in his own life and swears off the demon brew." [Internet Movie Database] VHS copy 2: 999:593 Credits and other information from the Internet Movie Database
Reviews and articles: Gunning, Tom. "From the Opium Den to the Theater of Morality: Moral Discourse and the Film Process in Early American Cinema." In: The silent cinema reader / edited by Lee Grieveson and Peter Krämer. London ; New York : Routledge, 2004. (Main (Gardner) Stacks; PFA PN1995.75 .S547 2004) Smith, Diane; Singer, Robert. "A drunkard's representation: the appropriation of naturalism in D.W. Griffith's Biograph films." Griffithiana: Journal of Film History; May 1999, Issue 65, p97, 15p

A Dry White Season(1989)

Directed by Euzhan Palcy. Cast: Donald Sutherland, Janet Suzman, Jurgen Prochnow, Zakes Mokae, Susan Sarandon, Marlon Brando. The politics of apartheid are put into meaningful, human terms in this critically acclaimed film about a prominent White schoolteacher who is awakened to the reality of South African justice. 107 min. Credits and other information from the Internet Movie Database

A Feather in His Hare (1948)

Directed by Chuck Jones. Animated short. A myopic Mohican tries to catch Bugs. Bugs leads the Indian to the rabbit hole with hundreds of signs. Bugs gets tied to a stake and gets away, hitting the guy with snowballs (it's too cold to throw them in the winter). He parts the guy's hair with a tomahawk, and makes a clay jar to smack him with. "Who does dis character think he is anyway?" asks Bugs. The Indian replies: "Me? Me the last of the Mohicans." Pointing skyward, Bugs says: "Oh, da last of da Mohicans, eh? Well, look up, Geronimo." Up above are storks bringing baby Indians. The Indian faints. Bugs says "Oh, Prunella!" and laughs, then looks up and see storks bringing hundreds of baby bunnies. The baby rabbits say, "Ehh, what's up, Pop?" In a classic scene where Bugs is tied up, the Indian has a kettle on the fire and is slicing carrots and onions into the pot. Bugs keeps moving from place to place, and the Indian keeps picking up the kettle and moving near to where Bugs is.

A Feather in His Hare (1948)

A myopic Mohican tries to catch Bugs. Bugs leads the Indian to the rabbit hole with hundreds of signs. Bugs gets tied to a stake and gets away, hitting the guy with snowballs (it's too cold to throw them in the winter). He parts the guy's hair with a tomahawk, and makes a clay jar to smack him with. "Who does dis character think he is anyway?" asks Bugs. The Indian replies: "Me? Me the last of the Mohicans." Pointing skyward, Bugs says: "Oh, da last of da Mohicans, eh? Well, look up, Geronimo." Up above are storks bringing baby Indians. The Indian faints. Bugs says "Oh, Prunella!" and laughs, then looks up and see storks bringing hundreds of baby bunnies. The baby rabbits say, "Ehh, what's up, Pop?" In a classic scene where Bugs is tied up, the Indian has a kettle on the fire and is slicing carrots and onions into the pot. Bugs keeps moving from place to place, and the Indian keeps picking up the kettle and moving near to where Bugs is.

A Festa da Moca (The Girl's Party).

Showcases how the Nambiquara people in Brazil's far northwest are using video to revive waning cultural practices. Narration in English with Nambiquara dialogue and Portuguese credits. 1988. 18 min.

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A Few Good Men (1992)

Directed by Rob Reiner. Cast: Tom Cruise, Jack Nicholson, Demi Moore, Kevin Pollak, Kiefer Sutherland, Kevin Bacon. A brash Navy lawyer is teamed with a gung-ho litigator in a politically-explosive murder case. Charged with defending two Marines accused of killing a fellow soldier, they are confronted with complex issues of loyalty and honor - and the dangerous difference between following orders and following one's conscience. 138 min. Online Access through LFLFC.  Credits and other information from the Internet Movie Database

A Film Unfinished

At the end of WWII, 60 minutes of raw film in an East German archive was discovered. Shot by the Nazis in Warsaw in May of 1942, the film became a resource for historians seeking an authentic record of the Warsaw Ghetto. The later discovery of a long-missing reel, including multiple takes and cameramen staging scenes, complicated earlier readings of the footage. Presented here is the raw footage in its entirety, falsely showing the 'good life' of Jewish urbanites. Contents: Lost history -- Jewish Council -- "I might see my mother" -- Flowers, furniture, teapot -- Auerswald's reports -- Willy Wist, cameraman -- Garbage and lipstick -- Waiting to die -- Smuggling -- Underground Jewish archive -- Surprising discovery -- Dinner and theater -- "A Jew film" -- Death -- Ghetto in color -- "Today I can cry" -- Faces. Written and directed by Yael Hersonski. Special features: Death Mills (1945, 22 min.; directed by Billy Wilder; new telecine made from archival 16mm elements) ; Interview with author and film researcher Adrian Wood (ca. 15 min.) ; scholar Michael Berenbaum on A Film Unfinished (ca. 4 min.) 2010. 90 min.
AwardsAmerican Library Assn. Video Round Table - Notable Videos for AdultsNational Board of Review, USA - Top Five DocumentariesSundance Film Festival - World Cinema Documentary Film Editing AwardReviews and articles:Brodesser-Akner, Claude. "Propaganda Revisited." New York, 8/9/2010, Vol. 43 Issue 25, p11-12, 2p Full-text of this article / review is available:Berkeley users only
Buruma, Ian. New York Review of Books, 11/25/2010, Vol. 57 Issue 18, p42-45, 3p
Liebman, Stuart. "The Never-Ending Story: Yael Hersonski's A Film Unfinished." Cineaste, Summer 2011, Vol. 36 Issue 3, p15-19, 5p Full-text of this article / review is available:Berkeley users only

A Fond Kiss--(UK / Belgium / Germany / Italy / Spain, 2004)

Directed by Ken Loach. Cast: Atta Yaqub, Eva Birthistle, Shamshad Akhtar, Ahmad Riaz, Shabana Bakhsh. A second generation Pakistani in Glasgow falls for the White, Irish Catholic music teacher at his sister's school. They try to make the relationship work despite a tentative arranged marriage and parental and societal pressures. 114 min. Online Access through LFLFCCredits and other information from the Internet Movie Database

A Forgotten People: the Sakhalin Koreans

Japan forcibly drafted and took 43,000 Koreans to Sakhalin Island to work in the deepest sections of the coal pits there. After Japan's defeat at the end of World War II, the Koreans on Sakhalin Island were then forced to work for the Russians. Now, only less than 1,000 still remain, forgotton even by their own homeland, as lives were lost in and around treaty talks, the cold war and global power struggles. Written and directed by Dai Sil Kim-Gibson. 1995. 59 min.
web web sites:Center for Asian American Media catalog description
Reviews and articles:
Gateward, Frances. "Breaking the Silences: An Interview with Dai Sil Kim-Gibson." Quarterly Review of Film & Video. 20(2):99-110. 2003 Apr-JuneFull-text of this article / review is available:Berkeley users only

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A Free Soul (1931)

Directed by Clarence Brown. Cast: Norma Shearer, Leslie Howard, Lionel Barrymore, James Gleason, Clark Gable, Lucy Beaumont. In A Free Soul, Lionel Barrymore captured an Oscar for his portrayal of a brilliant alcoholic lawyer Stephen Ashe, who successfully defends dashing gangster Ace Wilfong (Clark Gable) on a murder charge only to find that his headstrong daughter, Jan (Norma Shearer), has fallen in love with his client. Jan, a fun-loving socialite seeking freedom from her blue-blood upbringing, is only too eager to dump her aristocratic boyfriend (Leslie Howard) for the no-good gangster. She runs away from her childhood home to become Ace's mistress, embarking on a series of seedy adventures in New York's underbelly. Desperate to save his daughter's tainted reputation, Stephen finds her and makes her a deal: He'll stop drinking if she'll stop seeing Ace. The thrilling conclusion might just tear them apart forever. Shearer and director Clarence Brown also received nominations for their work in this powerful and moving film. 93 min. Credits and other information from the Internet Movie Database

A Free Soul (1931)

Directed by Clarence Brown. Cast: Norma Shearer, Leslie Howard, Lionel Barrymore, James Gleason, Clark Gable, Lucy Beaumont. In A Free Soul, Lionel Barrymore captured an Oscar for his portrayal of a brilliant alcoholic lawyer Stephen Ashe, who successfully defends dashing gangster Ace Wilfong (Clark Gable) on a murder charge only to find that his headstrong daughter, Jan (Norma Shearer), has fallen in love with his client. Jan, a fun-loving socialite seeking freedom from her blue-blood upbringing, is only too eager to dump her aristocratic boyfriend (Leslie Howard) for the no-good gangster. She runs away from her childhood home to become Ace's mistress, embarking on a series of seedy adventures in New York's underbelly. Desperate to save his daughter's tainted reputation, Stephen finds her and makes her a deal: He'll stop drinking if she'll stop seeing Ace. The thrilling conclusion might just tear them apart forever. Shearer and director Clarence Brown also received nominations for their work in this powerful and moving film. 93 min. Credits and other information from the Internet Movie Database

A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum (1966)

Directed by Richard Lester. Cast: Zero Mostel, Phil Silvers, Jack Gilford, Buster Keaton. A bawdy comedy set in early Rome concerning a slave who can win his freedom if he can hook up his innocent young master with the virgin courtesan next door. 98 min. ; Credits and other information from the Internet Movie Database

A Garden of Eden In Decay (The Africans)

Identifies the problems of a continent that produces what it does not consume and consumes what it does not produce. Shows Africa's struggle between economic dependence and decay. Examines economic and agricultural failures and successes in Algeria, Ghana and Zimbabwe.

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A Garden of Eden In Decay (The Africans)

Identifies the problems of a continent that produces what it does not consume and consumes what it does not produce. Shows Africa's struggle between economic dependence and decay. Examines economic and agricultural failures and successes in Algeria, Ghana and Zimbabwe. 1986. 58 min.

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A Gathering of Men.

Bill Moyers interviews Robert Bly about the confusion men feel today about their roles in society and in their inner lives. Alternates between this interview and a workshop in which Bly leads a group of 100 men into a deeper understanding of their own grief. c1990. 90 min.

A Gathering of Old Men (Murder on the Bayou_ (TV,1987)

Directed by Volker Schlondorff. Cast: Louis Gossett Jr.,Holly Hunter, Richard Widmark. A regular day in a Louisianasugarcane plantation changes course when a local white farmer, aracist, is shot. A group of old, black men takes a courageous stepby coming forward en masse to take responsibility for the killing.As the sheriff confronts the suspects, the young plantation ownerstands alone in her defense of this group of men who stand resoluteagainst decades of injustice. Based on the novel, A gathering ofold men, by Ernest J. Gaines. 94 min. ; Credits and other information from the Internet Movie Database

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