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Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert
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Call Number: VCR 2007-120
Description: Two drag-queens and a transsexual contract to perform a drag show at a resort in the remote Australian desert; starring Terence Stamp, Hugo Weaving, Guy Pearce
Keywords: Transvestites; Australia

Andy Warhol Presents "Heat"
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Call Number: VCR 2007-107
Description: Sylvia is a fading, practically unknown star and Joe is a one-time child actor who live in a sunbaked motel in this high comedy/ low tragedy film
Keywords: Andy Warhol

As You Like It
Series Title: Shakespeare: From Page to Stage
Call Number: VCR 85- 4
Description: Helps to provide the student with a sense of the play as a script for performance
Keywords: Shakespeare

Atame!
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Call Number: DVD 2005-182
Description: Almodovar's comedy about an orphaned mental patient who kidnaps a porn star in order to have a family; stars Victoria Abril, Antonio Banderas
Keywords: Spanish; Pedro Almodovar

Best of Ernie Kovacs
Series Title: Best of Ernie Kovacs
Call Number: VCR 2000- 51
Description: 5-volume collection
Keywords: Ernie Kovacs

Bienvenido Mister Marshall
Series Title: 1952
Call Number: DVD 2011-180
Description: The inhabitants of tiny Villar del Rio hear that they have been selected for aid under the Marshall Plan. The promise of great wealth transforms the village overnight.
Keywords: Spain; Luis Berlanga

Birdcage
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Call Number: VCR 2007- 31
Description: Armand and Albert reluctantly accept Val?s intention to marry the daughter of a conservative Senator; when the fiancee?s family visits, the household is turned upside down
Keywords: Jean Poiret; Robin Williams; Nathan Lane

Bolivar Soy Yo
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Call Number: DVD 2007-112
Description: An actor abandons the production set of a popular soap opera about Simon Bolivar because he doesn't agree with the script; he begins to believe he is the real Simon Bolivar.
Keywords: Columbia: Social Conditions

Bus Stop
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Call Number: VCR 90- 35
Description: Starring Marilyn Monroe
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But I'm a Cheerleader
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Call Number: DVD 2006-241
Description: Megan lives a super normal suburban existence until her parents suspect that she may be showing deviant tendencies
Keywords: Lesbian teenagers

Carro =The Car
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Call Number: DVD 2007-113
Description: The Velez family says goodbye to public transportation and hello to the material world with the purchase of a little red car, which proceeds to spark big problems.
Keywords: Family life

Details of a Duel = Tecnicas de duelo
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Call Number: VCR 2007-27
Description: Two men, who only yesterday were friends and political allies, plan to duel each other; egged on by the clergy, the militia, and the town's bureaucrats, the duel becomes a spectacle.
Keywords: Dueling

Dining Room
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Call Number: VCR 90- 44
Description: Film version of the play by A.R. Gurney
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Espace Detente
Series Title: 2004
Call Number: DVD 2013-137
Description:
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Estas Ruinas que Ves = These Ruins that you See
Series Title: 1978
Call Number: DVD 2007-455
Description: A university literature professor meets a beautiful ex-student, engaged to another man.
Keywords: Julian Pastor

Extraordinary Adventures of Mr. West...
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Call Number: VCR 98- 43
Description: Satire about the USA's view of the Soviet Union
Keywords: Silent; Soviet

Feuerzangenbowle
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Call Number: VCR 2001-309
Description: Based on novel by Heinrich Spoerl
Keywords: German; Heinrich Spoerl

Flesh
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Call Number: DVD 2007-114
Description: Joe, a bisexual prostitute, takes to the streets and meets a variety of unusual characters who together form a "gallery of city grotesques"
Keywords: Male Prostitutes

Floorwalker and By the Sea
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Call Number: VCR 98- 41
Description: Two Charlie Chaplin films; "Video Yesteryear" series
Keywords: Silent; Chaplin

Fresa y Chocolate [Strawberry and Chocolate]
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Call Number: VCR 2004-73
Description: Young college kid meets a writer and a passionate woman who teach him new things.
Keywords: Spanish (Cuba)

High Fidelity
Series Title: 2000
Call Number: DVD 2013-58
Description: Rob Gordon's record store is semi-failing, and his long-time girlfriend has just walked out on him. In order to figure out where things went wrong, he examines his past relationships. Cast includes John Cusack and Jack Black.
Keywords: Stephen Frears

Hour of the Star
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Call Number: DVD 2006-120
Description: Adaptation of the novel by Clarice Lispector, about a poor Brazilian woman in Sao Paulo
Keywords: Portuguese (Brazil); Clarice Lispector

Kika
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Call Number: VCR 2005-122
Description: Ditsy hairdresser Kika gets involved with a host of unusual characters.
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Laurel & Hardy
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Call Number: VCR 2007-197
Description: 5 short films featuring the famous comedy duo of Laurel and Hardy: "Night Owls," "Another Fine Mess," "Perfect Day," "Men O'War," and "Berth Marks"; Oversize (5-volume set)
Keywords: Laurel, Stan; Hardy, Oliver

Little Miss Sunshine
Series Title: 2006
Call Number: DVD 2013-54
Description: A dysfunctional family undertakes a road trip to California in order to allow their 7-year old daughter to participate in the Little Miss Sunshine beauty pageant.
Keywords: Jonathan Dayton & Valerie Faris

Love's Labor's Lost
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Call Number: VCR 86- 6
Description: In two parts (tapes)
Keywords: Shakespeare

Ma and Pa Kettle at Home
Series Title: Ma & Pa Kettle Collection
Call Number: VCR 2007-185
Description: Ma and Pa Kettle try to spruce up their ramshackle nest before judges visit to decide if theirs is the dream farm
Keywords: Marjorie Main; Percy Kilbride

Ma and Pa Kettle at Waikiki
Series Title: Ma & Pa Kettle Collection
Call Number: VCR 2007-181
Description: The Kettles are summoned to Hawaii by an ailing relative to operate his pineapple factory until he recovers
Keywords: Marjorie Main; Percy Kilbride

Men Who Stare at Goats
Series Title: 2009
Call Number: DVD 2013-56
Description: A reporter in Iraq meets a special forces agent who claims to have been part of a unit which uses psychic aranormal powers in their missions. Cast includes George Clooney, Jeff Bridges, Ewan McGregor, Kevin Space. Directed by Grant Heslov.
Keywords: War

Midsummer Night's Dream
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Call Number: VCR 90- 27
Description: In two parts (tapes)
Keywords: Shakespeare

Monty Python's Life of Brian
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Call Number: VCR 2007-117
Description: The troupe behind "Monty Python's Flying Circus" satirize a host of topics through the story of Brian, a first-century Judean who is mistaken for Jesus Christ
Keywords: Monty Python; Religious Satire

Muerta de un Burocrata = Death of a Bureaucrat
Series Title: Cuban Cinema
Call Number: VCR 2007-48
Description: A social satire about the tyranny of red tape in Cuba centered around a union card buried with its owner, whose widow needs it for her pension.
Keywords: Spanish: Cuba; Satire

My Little Chickadee
Series Title: Ultimate Mae West Collection
Call Number: VCR 2007- 56
Description: Mae West stars as Flowerbelle Lee, who seeks to improve her tarnished reputation by marrying Guthbert J. Twillie (Fields), whom she believes is quite a catch!
Keywords: Mae West; W.C. Fields

Notre Univers Impitoyable
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Call Number: DVD 2009-7
Description: A couple find themselves competing for the same job promotion within a major consulting firm which tests their relationship.
Keywords: Lea Fazer

Oscar Wilde's The Importance of Being Earnest
Series Title: Essential Art House: 50 Years of Janus Films (1952)
Call Number: DVD 2007-473
Description: About a lovestruck suitor named Jack whose fiancee can only love a man named Ernest.
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Polyester
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Call Number: VCR 2007-115
Description: Comic melodrama about a typical American housewife whose life is going to pot; starring Divine and Tab Hunter, written and directed by John Waters
Keywords: John Waters; Divine

Puphedz: The Tattle Tale Heart
Series Title: 2002
Call Number: DVD 2005-69
Description: Satirical version of Poe's story "The Tell-Tale Heart," enacted by wooden puppets.
Keywords: Puppetry; Edgar Allan Poe

Queens
Series Title: 2005
Call Number: DVD 2011-137
Description: Mothers of six men, about to partake in Spain's first ever en masse gay wedding, learn to deal with their own prejuidices, history, and desires.
Keywords: Same-sex marriage

Reduced Shakespeare Company
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Call Number: VCR 2004- 87
Description: Three-man troupe condenses Shakespeare's complete oeuvre into 90 hilarious minutes
Keywords: Shakespeare

Ritz
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Call Number: VCR 90- 33
Description: 1976 film version of the play by Terrence McNally, starring Jerry Stiller, Rita Moreno, Jack Weston
Keywords: Terrence McNally

Sallah Shabati
Series Title: 1964
Call Number: DVD 2011-160
Description: Satire that became the most successful film in Israeli history is about new immigrants Sallah and his family, who are left in a shack near their promised apartment and are abandoned for months.
Keywords: Israel; Jewish; Kishon

Sceicco Bianco = Wild Strawberries
Series Title: Essential Art House: 50 Years of Janus Films (1952)
Call Number: DVD 2007-504
Description: Ivan Cavalli brings his new wife to Rome on the least romantic honeymoon in history.
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School for Scandal
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Call Number: VCR 2003-128
Description: Guthrie Theater Company production of Sheridan's classic comedy of manners
Keywords: Richard Sheridan

Se eu Fosse Voc
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Call Number: DVD 2009-166
Description: A married couple swap bodies.
Keywords: Daniel Filho; Fantasy

Some Like it Hot
Series Title: MGM/UA Vintage Classics
Call Number: VCR 2007-100
Description: Tony Curtis and Jack Lemmon star as two unemployed musicians, who accidentally witness the St. Valentine's Day Massacre and flee to Miami disguised as female musicians
Keywords: Gangster Films; Tony Curtis; Jack Lemmon; Marilyn

Splash
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Call Number: VCR 86- 4
Description: Tom Hanks and Darryl Hannah star in Ron Howard's comedy about a man who falls in love with a mermaid
Keywords: Ron Howard; Mermaids; Fantasy

Story of Fausta
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Call Number: VCR 2004- 68
Description: Fausta is a survivor who dreams of building a house
Keywords: Portuguese

Taming of the Shrew
Series Title: Shakespeare: From Page to Stage
Call Number: VCR 85- 5
Description: Helps to provide the student with a sense of the play as a script for performance
Keywords: Shakespeare

Tartuffe
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Call Number: VCR 2003-127
Description: 1978 television production of Moliere's famous play
Keywords: Moliere

The Clowns
Series Title: 1970
Call Number: DVD 2013-184
Description: Blu-ray Disk. This 'docu-comedy' reflects director Federico Fellini's childhood fascination with the circus and the surreal. Human conditions such as authority, poverty, humility and arrogance are also explored.
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Touch of Pink
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Call Number: DVD 2007-121
Description: A gay Canadian living in London has his perfectly crafted life turned upset down when his devoutly Muslim mother visits in the hopes of setting him up with a "nice girl"
Keywords: Gay men: Relationships; Mothers and Sons

TV Nation
Series Title: TV Nation
Call Number: VCR 2000- 83
Description: Episodes from Moore's mid-90s TV series; 2 volumes
Keywords: Political Satire; Michael Moore

Vacances de Monsieur Hulot = M. Hulot's Holiday
Series Title: Essential Art House: 50 Years of Janus Films (1953)
Call Number: DVD 2007-483
Description: A series of humorous impressions and incidents at a seaside Brittany resort involving the accident-prone Mr. Hulot.
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Waltz of the Toreadors
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Call Number: VCR 90- 43
Description: 1962 film starring Peter Sellers
Keywords: Peter Sellers

Xica
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Call Number: VCR 2003- 13
Description: Brazilian slave seduces her way to being Empress of Brazil in 1700s
Keywords: Portuguese (Brazil)