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2046 (China/Hong Kong, 2004)

Directed by Wong Kar Wai. Cast: Tony Leung Chiu Wai, Zhang Ziyi, Gong Li, Maggie Cheung, Faye Wong, Takuya Kimura, Chang Chen, Dong Jie, Carina Lau. A young man, who has tried to forget his lost love by meeting different young women, starts to write a novel about a young man falling in love with a machine-made woman on the 2046 train. The number 2046 is the room number where he met his lost love. 128 min. Credits and other information from the Internet Movie Database

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20th Anniversary of the Berlin Wall: August 12, 1981 (Nightline)

A look at the Berlin Wall from differing perspectives. The West claims it was built to keep unhappy East Germans from escaping. The East Germans claim it was built to protect them from West German invasion. 24 min.

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24 City (Er shi si cheng ji)

A documentary film on the state-owned Factory 420, also called as the Chengdu Engine Group, which was founded in 1958 to produce aviation engines. Now abandoned, the factory is sold for millions to real estate developers to be transformed into a complex of luxury apartment blocks called 24 City. The film revolves around eight dramatic interviews that present three generations with ties to the factory: the first factory workers, more recent employees, and the children of former laborers. Woven into this oral history are three fictional monologues delivered by actors. Special features: "Cry me a river": short film by Jia Zhang-ke; film critic Scott Foundas interviews Jia Zhang-ke; theatrical trailer; essay by film critic Jonathan Rosenbaum. Directed by Zhang Ke Jia. Dist.: Cinema Guild. 107 min. 2008.

24 Hour Party People (UK, 2002)

Directed by Michael Winterbottom. Cast: Steve Coogan, Keith Allen, Rob Brydon, Enzo Gilenti, Ron Cook, Chris Coghill, Paddy Considine, Danny Cunningham, Dave Gorman, Sean Harris. "Manchester 1976: Cambridge educated Tony Wilson (Steve Coogan), Granada TV presenter, is at a Sex Pistols gig. Totally inspired by this pivotal moment in music history, he and his friends set up a record label, Factory Records, signing first Joy Division (who go on to become New Order) then James and the Happy Mondays, who all become seminal artists of their time. What ensues is a tale of music, sex, drugs, larger-than-life characters, and the birth of one of the most famous dance clubs in the world, The Hacienda - a mecca for clubbers as famous as the likes of Studio 54. Graphically depicting the music and dance heritage of Manchester from the late 70's to the early 90's, this comedy documents the vibrancy that made Mad-chester the place in the world that you would most like to be." [Internet Movie Database] 117 min. Online Access through LFLFCCredits and other information from the Internet Movie Database

24th July (Nigeria, 2010)

Directed by Okey Zubelu Okoh. Cast: Yemi Blaq, Uche Jumbo, John Dumelo, Nse Kpe Etim. A woman flees in turmoil when three good looking men all say "I really need you in my life..." 142 min.

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25 Firemans Street (Tuzoltoutca 25: almok a hazbol) (Hungary, 1973)

Director, Istvan Szabo. Cast: Lucyna Winnicka, Rita Bekes, Andras Balint, Agi Meszaros, Peter Muller. Elderly residents of an old apartment house in Hungary which is about to be destroyed recall their lives, dreams and nightmares as they reminisce about their traumatic memories of living through World War II. 97 min. Credits and other information from the Internet Movie Database

28 Days (2000)

Directed by Betty Thomas. Cast: Sandra Bullock, Viggo Mortensen, Dominic West, Diane Ladd, Elizabeth Perkins, Steve Buscemi. A high-flying party girl gets herself a DUI and 28 days in rehab -- and ends up discovering that real happiness must come from within. 104 min. Credits and other information from the Internet Movie Database

28 Women: A Chance for Independence

28 single mothers, who decided to enter a woman's shelter in Phoenix, share their experiences in this documentary. Their life experiences are examined as these women struggle to achieve self-sufficiency in a safe environment and describe their individual pursuits to construct a stable foundation for an independent family life. 2005. 17 min.

2LDK (2003)

Director, Yukihiko Tsutsumi. Cast: Maho Nonami, Eiko Koike, Daisuke Kizaki. Two actresses who share an apartment in Tokyo are in fierce competition with each other. As they vie for the same film role and the same boyfriend, their petty squabbles escalate to all-out war as they resort to violence to settle their dispute. 70 min. Credits and other information from the Internet Movie Database

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3 Books/3 Faculty

In this lecture four UCB professors of architecture discuss the content of their recently published books. Contents: 194X : architecture, planning, and consumer culture on the American home front / Andrew Shanken -- Detail in process / Christine Killory and Rene Davids -- Earth architecture / Ronald Rael. 58 min. This event took place at the University of California, Berkeley on February 11, 2009.

3 Minutes of Fame: NIAD on TV New Visions Gallery

A television presentation on the National Institute of Art and Disabilities in Richmond, California and efforts by residents of Contra Costa County to build a fine arts center for developmentally challenged artists in Walnut Creek, California. [Calif.]: Bay TV News, 2000. [From the archives of National Institute of Art and Disabilities and the Office of Disability Studies, University of California, Berkeley] 3 min.

3 Strikes (2000)

Directed by D. J. Pooh. Cast: Brian Hooks, David Alan Grier, Faizon Love, N'Bushe Wright. With two strikes against him, Rob  Douglas has two choices; either clear his name or go back to jail to face a twenty five year sentence. 82 min. Credits and other information from the Internet Movie Database


30 Frames a Second: The WTO in Seattle

A compelling first-person account by veteran cameraman Rustin Thompson, who covered the November 1999 WTO conference as an independent journalist. Thompson takes the viewer into the fray of tear gas, pepper spray and police abuse; behind the lines and inside the convention center and press rooms; and along the marches, sit-ins and demonstrations. The result is an impressionistic journal of a decisive week that exploded into a massive expression of freedom: of speech, of assembly and the press. 2000. 75 min.

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Description from Bullfrog Films catalog

Awards American Library Association Video Round Table: Notable Videos for Adults

300 (2006)

Directed by Zack Snyder. Cast: Gerard Butler, Lena Headey, Dominic West, David Wenham, Vincent Regan, Michael Fassbender, Tom Wisdom, Andrew Pleavin, Andrew Tiernan, Rodrigo Santoro, Giovani Antonio Cimmino. In the Battle of Thermopylae of 480 BC an alliance of Greek city-states fought the invading Persian army in the mountain pass of Thermopylae. Vastly outnumbered, the Greeks held back the enemy in one of the most famous last stands of history. Persian King Xerxes lead a Army of well over 100,000 men to Greece and was confronted by 300 Spartans, 700 Thespians and other Slave soldiers. Xerxes waited many days for King Leonidas to surrender or withdraw. When the Greeks did not leave, Xerxes was left with no option and he moved forward. The battle lasted for about 3 days and after which all 300 Spartans were killed. The Spartan defeat would not have happened if not for a local shepherd, named Ephialtes, who defected to the Persians and informed Xerxes of a separate path through Thermopylae, which the Persians could use to outflank the Greeks. Based on the graphic novel by Frank Miller and Lynn Varley. 116 min. Online Access through LFLFCCredits and other information from the Internet Movie Database
See also:
Courcoux, Charles-Antoine. "From Here to Antiquity: Mythical Settings and Modern Sufferings in Contemporary Hollywood's Historical Epics." Film & History: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Film and Television Studies Volume 39.2 (Fall 2009) pp. 29-38 Full-text of this article / review is available:Berkeley users only

300 Years of Housing

Examines trends, styles, and examples of housing and construction materials in England from the 1600s to the late 1900s. 2002. 28 min.

301/302 (South Korea, 1995)

Directed by Chul-Soo Park. Cast: Eun-jin Bang and Sin-Hye Hwang. "Two women are neighbors in an apartment building: one is an obsessive professional cook (in room 301), the other an anorexic writer (room 302). A young policeman is investigating the disappearance of the woman from room 302. Through flashbacks, we learn the nature of the two women's relationship: the cook tries to cure her neighbor by preparing fabulous meals for her every night - only to have them left untouched." (from Screen Cuisine) 100 min. Online Access through LFLFC; Credits and other information from the Internet Movie Database

Reviews and articles: Papazian, Gretchen. "Anorexia envisioned: Mike Leigh's Life is sweet, Chul-Soo park's 301/302, and Todd Haynes's Superstar" In: Reel food : essays on food and film / edited by Anne L. Bower. New York : Routledge, 2004. (Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1995.9.F65 R44 2004)

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3551, a Story of Change

Presents the demobilization process of some 3551 child soldiers of the Sudan People's Liberation Army by UNICEF in southern Sudan. 199? 28 min.

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38--auch das war Wien (Austria / West Germany, 1987)

Director, Wolfgang Gluck. Cast: Sunnyi Melles, Tobias Engel, Heinz Trixner, Ingrid Burkhard. Follows two lovers--one Jewish, one Aryan--in pre-war Vienna who are blind to the inhumanity which surrounds them. In German without subtitles. 94 min. Credits and other information from the Internet Movie Database


39 Steps (1959)

Directed by Alfred Hitchcock. Cast: Robert Donat, Madeleine Carroll, Lucie Mannheim, Godfrey Tearle, Peggy Ashcroft. A young Canadian, R. Hannay, makes the acquaintance of an international spy. When he finds her murdered in his flat, he takes over her mission and is pursued across Scotland by both the police and a dangerous spy ring. 86 min. ; Credits and other information from the Internet Movie Database See bibliography of reviews and articles about this film

4 Little Girls

Producer/director, Spike Lee. The Birmingham Campaign was launched in 1963. Martin Luther King Jr. and other activists were soon jailed... but it was the participation of the children that advanced the momentum of the Birmingham movement. They marched alongside the adults and were taken to jail with them as well. The 16th St. Baptist Church was close to the downtown area, it was an ideal location to hold rallies and meetings. On Sunday morning, Sept. 15, 1963, dynamite planted by the Ku Klux Klan, exploded in the building...under the fallen debris the bodies of [four] girls were found--Denise McNair, Addie Mae Collins, Carole Robertson and Cynthia Wesley died because of the color of their skin. 1998. 103 min.

Reviews and articles:

Collins, James. "4 Little Girls." (movie reviews) Time v151, n7 (Feb 23, 1998):86 (2 pages).
Britt, Donna. "Celebrating Life Before Martyrdom." (Spike Lee's documentary, '4 Little Girls')(Column) Washington Post v121, n44 (Fri, Feb 13, 1998):B1, col 1, 17 col in.
Byrd, Chris. "4 Little Girls." (movie reviews) Sojourners v27, n1 (Jan-Feb, 1998):63 (2 pages).
Klawans, Stuart. "4 Little Girls." (movie reviews) Nation v265, n4 (July 28, 1997):35 (2 pages).
Leonard, John. "Four Little Girls." (television program reviews) New York v31, n7 (Feb 23, 1998):135 (2 pages).
McCarthy, Todd. "4 Little Girls." (movie reviews) Variety v367, n11 (July 21, 1997):38.
Millner, Denene. "Remembering Four Little Girls." (Spike Lee's documentary on the 1963 bombing murder in Birmingham of Carole Denise McNair, Addie Mae Collins, Cynthia Welsey and Carol Robertson while they were in Sunday School) American Visions v13, n1 (Feb-March, 1998):36.
Morgenstern, Joe. "4 Little Girls." (movie reviews) Wall Street Journal (Fri, July 18, 1997):A13(W), A13(E), col 1, 7 col in.