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Ilusion Viaja en Tranvia = Illusion Travels by Streetcar
Series Title: Coleccion Mexico en Pantalla (1953)
Call Number: DVD 2014-116
Description: A motley crew of passengers on a rundown streetcar about to be decommissioned go on a series of picaresque adventures, with elements of political, social, and religious satire expressed in the form of a fairy tale.
Keywords: Drama; Luis Bunuel

Abismos de Pasion
Series Title: Coleccion Bunuel (1954)
Call Number: DVD 2014-105
Description: Based on Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte.
Keywords: Drama

Age D'Or = Age of Gold
Series Title: 1930
Call Number: DVD 2014-104
Description: Surrealistic film about two lovers who mock convention and the society intent on preventing them from satisfying their desire. Written by Luis Bunuel and Salvador Dali.
Keywords: Drama; Surrealism

All's Well that Ends Well
Series Title: Globe Theatre on screen -2011
Call Number: DVD 2014-39
Description: Helena loves the arrogant Bertram, and when she cures the King of France of his sickness, she claims Bertram as her reward. Cast includes Ellie Piercy and Michael Bertenshaw.
Keywords: Shakespeare's Globe Theater Production

Alonzo King Lines Ballet: From San Francisco 2011
Series Title:
Call Number: DVD 2014-101
Description: Triangle of the Squinches features an innovative kinetic set by architect Christopher Haas.
Keywords: Ballet; Alonzo King

Angel Exterminador = Exterminating Angels
Series Title: Coleccion Bunuel (1962)
Call Number: DVD 2014-112
Description: A group of high-society friends are invited to a mansion for dinner and inexplicably find themselves unable to leave.
Keywords: Drama; Luis Bunuel; Naufragos de la Calle de la Providencia

Basic Field Production: Sound
Series Title: Master Classes in the Media Arts - 1992
Call Number: DVD 2007-332
Description: Tools and techniques to record sound on location.
Keywords: Sound Production

Belle de Jour
Series Title: (1967)
Call Number: DVD 2014-120
Description: Erotic film about a wealthy young surgeon's wife who works as a part-time prostitute in a Paris brothel.
Keywords: Drama; Luis Bunuel; Catherine Deneuve

Black & White Ballets
Series Title: (1995-7)
Call Number: DVD 2014-99
Description: Choreographed works by Jiri Kylian.
Keywords: Ballet; Modern Dance

Bruto = Brute
Series Title: 1952
Call Number: DVD 2014-123
Description: A slow-witted but strong slaughterhouse worker who is hired by a slumlord to break a tenant strike accidentally kills one of the strike leaders. He is then drawn into a doomed affair with the landlord's wife.
Keywords: Drama; Luis Bunuel

Series Title:
Call Number: DVD 2014-140
Description: Carmen, a beautiful and sultry gypsy, woos the corporal Don Jose with Elina Garanca (Carmen; Roberto Alagna (Don Jose); Metropolitan Opera Orchestra; and hosted by Renee Fleming.
Keywords: Opera; Bizet

Cet Obscur Objet du Desir = That Obscure Object of Desire
Series Title: Coleccion Bunuel (1977)
Call Number: DVD 2014-128
Description: A man becomes obsessed with a girl on a train (played by two different women).
Keywords: Drama; Luis Bunuel; Romance

Charme Dscret de la Bourgeoisie = Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie
Series Title: Coleccion Bunuel (1972)
Call Number: DVD 2014-113
Description: Surrealist and satirical film where six upper-class men sit down to dinner but never eat, thwarted by vaudevillian imagined and actual events.
Keywords: Comedy-Drama; Luis Bunuel; Surrealism

Cranes Are Flying = Letyat Zhuravli
Series Title: Criterion Collection (1957)
Call Number: DVD 2014-92
Description: After moving in with her lover's family while he is off at war, she marries his cousin out of guilt. Still in love with Boris she leaves her husband to wait for his to return, but learns that he has been killed in the war.
Keywords: Drama; World War; Soviet Union

Doces Poderes = Sweet Powers
Series Title: 1996
Call Number: DVD 2014-135
Description: During a tumultuous political campaign, veteran broadcast journalist Bia takes over as news director of a major television network.
Keywords: Mass Media; Drama

Series Title: Grandes de Nuestro Cine (1952)
Call Number: DVD 2014-110
Description: A middle aged, wealthy man's fascination with an young woman. later his wife, turns into obsession. Based on the novel by Mercedes Pinto.
Keywords: Drama; Luis Bunuel

Ensayo de un Crimen
Series Title: 1955
Call Number: DVD 2014-103
Description: Follows Archibaldo de la Cruz, a serial murder's criminal life, which began on the eve of the Mexican Revolution, when he wished his nanny dead.
Keywords: Serial Killer; Drama

Fantome de la Liberte = Phantom of Liberty
Series Title: Coleccion Bunuel (1974)
Call Number: DVD 2014-118
Description: Surrealist episodes which include poker-playing monks using religious medals as chips, police officers looking for a missing girl who is right under their noses, and a dinner party scene with guests seated on toilet bowls while occasionally retiring to a little room to eat.
Keywords: Drama; Luis Bunuel; Surrealism

Fievre Monte a El Pao = Fiebre Sube El Pao = Fever Mounts at El Pao
Series Title: 1959
Call Number: DVD 2014-124
Description: The secretary to the assassinated governor of an impoverished penal colony island successfully stops a prisoners' revolt which threatens to take over the island's capital, and in doing so becomes the dead governor's successor. But his position is threatened by a bureaucrat who is also vying for the attention of the governor's widow.
Keywords: Drama; Luis Bunuel; Ambiciosos

Fork Over Knives
Series Title: (2011)
Call Number: DVD 2014-96
Description: Dr. T. Colin Campbell and Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn examine the claim that most if not all degenerative diseases that afflict us can be controlled, or even reversed, by rejecting animal-based and processed foods.
Keywords: Health; Nutrition

Series Title: (1974)
Call Number: DVD 2014-97
Description: Screen version of Bertolt Brecht's play about Galileo, the 17th century Italian who laid the foundations of modern science.
Keywords: Historical Drama; Astronomy

Gilbert & Sullivan's Ruddigore, or, The Witch's Curse
Series Title: 2010
Call Number: DVD 2014-81
Description: Each Lord of Ruddigore is cursed to commit a crime a day or die.
Keywords: Savoy Company; Opera

Gran Calavera = Great Madcap
Series Title: Coleccion Mexico en Pantalla (1949)
Call Number: DVD 2014-130
Description: A comedy about a family's attempts to change the wealthy patriarch's somewhat indulgent and hedonistic ways by fooling him into thinking his large fortune is gone.
Keywords: Comedy-Drama; Luis Bunuel

Gran Casino
Series Title: Coleccion Bunuel (1947)
Call Number: DVD 2014-114
Description: At the beginning of the century in Tampico, two escaped prisoners work for an Argentine oilman.
Keywords: Drama; Luis Bunuel

Green Table: A Dance of Death in 8 Scenes
Series Title: (2000)
Call Number: DVD 2014-98
Description: Kurt Jooss' ballet expresses the futile, relentless tragedy of war.
Keywords: Ballet; Modern Dance

Series Title: Criterion collection - 1948
Call Number: DVD 2014-37
Description: Hamlet is Shakespeare's towering tragedy of the Danish prince who feigns madness to trap his father's murderer.
Keywords: Laurence Oliver; Shakespeare

Hija del Engano = Daughter of Deceit
Series Title: Coleccion Mexico en Pantalla (1951)
Call Number: DVD 2014-129
Description: After a man's wife tells him their daughter is not his child, he abandons them both, but searches for her years later after being riddled with guilt.
Keywords: Drama; Luis Bunuel

Series Title: 2012
Call Number: DVD 2014-42
Description: Documents the inspirational life of Inocente Izucar, a homeless, undocumented fifteen-year old girl in San Diego, a bourgeoning artist, and the extraordinary challenges she must contend with on a daily basis.
Keywords: Documentary; Illegal Alien

Jiri Kylian: Memories D'Oubliettes
Series Title: (1991)
Call Number: DVD 2014-100
Description: Rare documentary that provides a close look at choreographer Jiří Kylián's life and work.
Keywords: Ballet; Modern Dance; Documentary

John Whitney Collection
Series Title: 2009
Call Number: DVD 2014-91
Description: Discusses how Whitney linked musical composition with experimental film and computer imaging and remained a pioneer in the field.
Keywords: Computer Animation and Graphics; Biography

Journal d'une Femme de Chambre = Diario de una Recamarera
Series Title: Coleccion Bunuel (1964)
Call Number: DVD 2014-109
Description: A chambermaid with Paris flair gets a job at a country estate, but after a child is murdered near the estate, she begins to have her suspicions as to whom may be responsible.
Keywords: Drama; Diary of a Chamber Maid; Jeanne Moreau

La Historia Invisible
Series Title:
Call Number: DVD 2014-46
Description: Conquest of the Desert in the nineteenth century and the struggle of the Mapuche people to retain their cultural heritage and identity. Recorded DVD and may not play in all DVD players or drives.
Keywords: Mapuche Indians of Argentina; Documentary

Left Behind, The Movie
Series Title: 2000
Call Number: DVD 2014-80
Description: After millions of people around the world vanish in one moment in what many claim to be the Rapture, two men begin separate searches for truth amidst global chaos.
Keywords: Drama; Apocalyptic

Leonard Bernstein's Young People's Concerts: With the New York Philharmonic
Series Title: (1990)
Call Number: DVD 2014-94
Keywords: Music; Bernstein

Milky Way = La Voie Lacteee = Via Lactea
Series Title: Collecion Bunuel (1969)
Call Number: DVD 2014-107
Description: Surreal comedy on the history of human folly. On a modern odyssey, two hippie pilgrims travel through time to meet Jesus, the Virgin Mary, the Devil, the Marquis de Sade, and a multitude of fools and knaves who wielded oppressive power in the name of holiness.
Keywords: Comedy-Drama; Surrealism

Much Ado About Nothing
Series Title: Globe Theatre on screen - 2011
Call Number: DVD 2014-38
Description: Only the intrigues of a resentful prince force Benedick to prove his love for Beatrice - by killing his best friend.Cast includes Eve Best, Charles Edwards, and Philip Cumbus.
Keywords: Shakespeare's Globe Theater Production

Muerte en Este Jardin = Death in the Garden
Series Title: Coleccion Bunuel (1956)
Call Number: DVD 2014-121
Description: Chark, an adventurer comes to small village in the near of a gold digger's camp.
Keywords: Drama; Luis Bunuel

Mujer Sin Amor = Woman Without Love
Series Title: 1952
Call Number: DVD 2014-125
Description: An unhappily married woman indulges in a brief, torrid affair with an engineer, but then refuses to leave her elderly husband.
Keywords: Drama; Luis Bunuel

Series Title: Coleccion Mexico en Pantalla (1959)
Call Number: DVD 2014-119
Description: A devout priest embarks on a pilgrimage where he begins to doubt his ability to forgive and becomes full of self-doubt.
Keywords: Drama; Luis Bunuel; Catholic Church

O Auto da Compadecida = A Dog's Will
Series Title: (2000)
Call Number: DVD 2014-132
Description: Adventures of two poor yet resourceful men from a small Northeast Brazil beginning when the food they were given at a bakery job kills the dog they fed it to and leads to a funeral mass for the dog and continues after Chico's is gunned down by criminals and is persuading the Virgin Mary to put in a good word for himself and his friends to Jesus.
Keywords: Comedy-Drama; Catholics; Brazil; Fantasy

Olvidados = Young and the damned
Series Title: Coleccion Mexico en Pantalla (1950)
Call Number: DVD 2014-127
Description: Story of a gang of children, set in the 1950s in the poorest slums of Mexico City.
Keywords: Drama; Luis Bunuel; Gangs

Pelleas et Melisande
Series Title: 1992
Call Number: DVD 2014-139
Description: Tragic story of Golaud, his marriage to the long-haired Melisande, her subsequent love for Pelleas, and their deaths. Operatic adaptation of the play by Maeterlinck.
Keywords: Opera; Debussy

Que bom te ver viva = How nice to see you alive
Series Title: 1989
Call Number: DVD 2014-143
Description: Interviews with women who survived torture and imprisonment for political offenses following the Brazilian military coup of 1968; interspersed with a fictional dramatization of the life of such a survivor played by Irene Ravache.
Keywords: Political Prisoners; Brazil; Documentary

Series Title: (2008)
Call Number: DVD 2014-133
Description: Rock musical RENT loosely based on Puccini's opera "La Bohème." Tells the story of a group of impoverished young artists and musicians struggling to survive and create with HIV/AIDS in New York's Lower East Side.
Keywords: Musical Theater

Rio y la Muerte = River and Death
Series Title: Coleccion Mexico en Pantalla (1954)
Call Number: DVD 2014-111
Description: Blood feuding for revenge becomes the code of honor in a small town by a river bank.
Keywords: Drama; Luis Bunuel

Robinson Crusoe
Series Title: (1954)
Call Number: DVD 2014-126
Description: In 1659 after a shipwreck, the sole survivor, Robinson Crusoe, is washed ashore on a deserted tropical island. English or Spanish Dialogue.
Keywords: Drama; Luis Bunuel

Series Title: (2005-2006)
Call Number: DVD 2014-95
Description: After eight years of war, soldiers Lucius Vorenus and Titus Pullo unwittingly become entwined in the historical events of ancient Rome chronicling the death of a republic and the birth of an empire.
Keywords: Television Series; Historical Drama

S. Bernardo
Series Title: (1972)
Call Number: DVD 2014-93
Description: The story of Paulo Honório, a poor kid who becomes a rich farmer. Obsessed by his desire to get even richer, he doesn't pay much attention to his wife, Madalena, a teacher who reacts against his tyrannical ways.
Keywords: Drama; Plantations

Series Title: John Wayne Collection - 1956
Call Number: DVD 2014-41
Description: A Civil War veteran spends five years on the trail of a Comanche raiding party that kidnapped his dead brother's daughters.
Keywords: John Wayne; Western

Seven Women, Seven Sins
Series Title:
Call Number: DVD 2014-45
Description: Collection of seven short films by women directors that portray each of the seven deadly sins.
Keywords: Women Make Movies

Simon del Desierto
Series Title: Coleccion Bunuel (1965)
Call Number: DVD 2014-108
Description: A deeply religious man of the 4th century climbs and lives on a column to be nearer to God. The Devil tries to seduce him come down to Earth.
Keywords: Comedy-Drama; Asceticism; Religion; Surrealism

Subida al Cielo = Mexican Bus Ride
Series Title: Coleccion Mexico en Pantalla (1952)
Call Number: DVD 2014-117
Description: A young peasant is forced by his brothers to leave his bride on their wedding night to see their dying mother.
Keywords: Drama; Luis Bunuel

Series Title: 1951
Call Number: DVD 2014-122
Description: Melodrama in which a beautiful, sultry girl escapes from a reform school and finds solace in the home of a well to do family.
Keywords: Drama; Luis Bunuel

Tesis sobre un homicidio
Series Title: 2013
Call Number: DVD 2014-44
Description: Roberto Bermudez, a specialist in criminal law, is convinced that one of his students committed a brutal murder.
Keywords: Drama; Crime; Thriller

The Golden Age of 2nd Avenue
Series Title: 2008
Call Number: DVD 2014-138
Description: Host Herschel Bernardi takes a look at the birth of the Jewish-American culture, and the Yiddish theater in America. Includes an introduction by Theodore Bikel.
Keywords: Yiddish Theater

Thunder in Guyana
Series Title: 2003
Call Number: DVD 2014-136
Description: Janet Rosenberg Jagan, an American political activist who worked on the decolonization of Guyana, was the first woman president of a Latin American country. This disc is a recorded DVD and may not play on all DVD players or drives.
Keywords: Women Presidents; Documentary

Series Title: 2010
Call Number: DVD 2014-90
Description: A leader of a Boston bank robber gang falls in love with the bank manager briefly taken hostage in their last heist, and is forced to choose between betraying his friends or losing the woman he loves.
Keywords: Romantic Drama; Ben Affleck

Series Title: Coleccion Bunuel (1970)
Call Number: DVD 2014-115
Description: A young and innocent girl goes to live with her impoverished guardian after her mother's death who shows more than fatherly feelings towards her. After fleeing to Madrid, she returns years later to wreak revenge on him.
Keywords: Drama; Luis Bunuel; Catherine Deneuve

Series Title: (2005)
Call Number: DVD 2014-131
Description: Documentary set in the 1960s exploring the Brazilian artistic movement known as tropicalia, and the struggle its artists endured to protect their right to freely express revolutionary thought against the traditional Brazilian music of that time.
Keywords: 20th Century Brazilian Music

Series Title: Clint Eastwood collection - 1992
Call Number: DVD 2014-40
Description: The town of Big Whisky people try to lead a quiet life. Cast includes Gene Hackman, Morgan Freeman, and Richard Harris.
Keywords: Clint Eastwood; Western

Unnatural Causes: Is Inequality Making us Sick?
Series Title: 2008
Call Number: DVD 2014-89
Description: A seven-part documentary series arguing that "health and longevity are correlated with socioeconomic status; people of color face an additional health burden, and our health and well-being are tied to policies that promote economic and social justice".
Keywords: Health; Race

Urban Roots
Series Title: (2011)
Call Number: DVD 2014-102
Description: Urban farming phenomenon in Detroit.
Keywords: Agriculture

Series Title: Collecion Bunuel (1961)
Call Number: DVD 2014-106
Description: Viridiana, about to become a nun, does her best to maintain her Catholic principles, but her lecherous uncle and a motley assemblage of paupers force her to confront the limits of her idealism.
Keywords: Drama; Monasticism

Women Who Made the Movies
Series Title: 1992
Call Number: DVD 2014-43
Description: Traces the careers of such filmmakers as Alice Guy Blache, Ida Lupino, Ruth Ann Baldwin, Leni Riefenstahl, Lois Weber, and more.
Keywords: Documentary; Motion Picture Industry

Yiddish Theater: A Love Story
Series Title:
Call Number: DVD 2014-137
Description: Before World War II, there were 12 Yiddish theaters in New York City. Now there is only one, the Folksbiene Yiddish Theatre.
Keywords: Yiddish