Cinema Studies


THE UNFORESEEN
THE UNFORESEEN

Environmental Studies  Architecture  American Studies  Cinema Studies  Economics  Urban Studies  Political Science  2008  Directed by Women 

An urgent, beautifully crafted examination of urban sprawl and its impact on the environment, The Unforeseen is a critically-acclaimed, award-winning documentary from director Laura Dunn and executive producers Terrence Malick and Robert Redford.

WELCOME TO NOLLYWOOD
WELCOME TO NOLLYWOOD

Cinema Studies  African Studies  Media Studies  Economics  Cultural Studies  2007 

After the U.S. and India, the world's third largest producer of feature films is Nigeria. Welcome to Nollywood explores this burgeoning film industry, from its unique challenges to its diverse array of films that both mirror and comment upon the social ills of the continent.

THE GREAT COMMUNIST BANK ROBBERY
THE GREAT COMMUNIST BANK ROBBERY

Sociology  Political Science  Media Studies  Jewish Studies  Eastern Europe  Criminal & Law  Cinema Studies 

This striking documentary reveals the incredible story behind the greatest bank robbery that ever occurred in a Communist state - a tale of disillusionment, resistance, government propaganda, and Jewish life behind the iron curtain.

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THE INHERITANCE (narrative)

Labor Studies  Europe  Cinema Studies  Business  Narrative Films 

Selected by Time Magazine as one of the ten top films of 2004, Per Fly’s The Inheritance is a powerful and timely drama about a man torn between family and business.

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OYSTER FARMER (narrative)

Narrative Films  Cinema Studies  Directed by Women 

Filmed along Australia’s breathtakingly beautiful Hawkesbury River, Anna Reeves’ deliciously surprising film is a comedy about love, community and freshly shucked oysters.

THE ANIMATED CENTURY
THE ANIMATED CENTURY

Media Studies  Cinema Studies  Animation  Directed by Women 

Animated hosts Professor Edward A. Elderberry and his disciple Horace, introduce clips from 160 films from 26 countries, and discuss the most significant animated films of the past 100 years.

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LOOK OUT HASKELL, IT'S REAL: THE MAKING OF MEDIUM COOL

Cinema Studies 

This video examines the production of Haskell Wexler's classic film, a docu-drama set amidst the street riots at the 1968 Democratic National Convention in Chicago, and the film's social and aesthetic importance in American cinema.

THE NEW CINEMA OF LATIN AMERICA: THE LONG ROAD
THE NEW CINEMA OF LATIN AMERICA: THE LONG ROAD

Women's Studies  Spanish Language  Latin-American Studies  Cinema Studies 

The Long Road, examines the development of new forms of representation, repression against filmmakers, and the emergence of a new women's cinema.

THE NEW CINEMA OF LATIN AMERICA: CINEMA OF THE HUMBLE
THE NEW CINEMA OF LATIN AMERICA: CINEMA OF THE HUMBLE

Women's Studies  Spanish Language  Latin-American Studies  Cinema Studies 

Explores the movement's origins, traces the evolution of its theoretical and esthetic positions, and focuses on the development of cinema in Cuba and Nicaragua.

SID AT 90
SID AT 90

Aging / Gerontology  Cinema Studies  Jewish Studies  Performing Arts 

Profiles actor, comedian, impersonator and variety performer Sid Raymond, in the process challenging the assumption that celebrity defines success.

LEGACY OF THE HOLLYWOOD BLACKLIST
LEGACY OF THE HOLLYWOOD BLACKLIST

Sociology  Political Science  Cinema Studies  American Studies  Directed by Women 

This documentary, hosted and narrated by Burt Lancaster, examines the effects of the highly publicized investigation of the motion picture industry by the House Committee on Un-American Activities (HUAC), which began in 1947.

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IN AND OUT OF FOCUS

Sociology  Business  Cinema Studies  Women's Studies  Directed by Women 

A documentary about women in the film business and how they balance children, love lives and career—or how they don't.

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GLITTER PALACE

American Studies  Cinema Studies  Performing Arts 

Features interviews with retired artists' film and theater actors and actresses, set designers, cinematographers, casting directors, script supervisors, and so on—who reside in the Motion Picture Country Home in Los Angeles or in the Performing Arts Lodge in Toronto.

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BAD GIRL

Women's Studies  Human Sexuality  Cinema Studies  Directed by Women 

In a Los Angeles film studio, the cameras roll on an X-rated film, and in the director's chair sits a woman. In New York and San Francisco, companies created by women market hard-core videos to the female consumer.

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TAKING AIM

Sociology  Spanish Language  Media Studies  Latin-American Studies  Cultural Studies  Cinema Studies  Anthropology  Directed by Women 

In 1985, Monica Frota, an independent Brazilian filmmaker, collaborated with the Kayapo people of the Brazilian rain forest to develop Mekaron Opoi D'joi (He Who Creates Images), the first Kayapo media project.

MANOS A LA OBRA: THE STORY OF OPERATION BOOTSTRAP
MANOS A LA OBRA: THE STORY OF OPERATION BOOTSTRAP

Cinema Studies  Economics  Latin-American Studies  Media Studies  Political Science  Spanish Language  Directed by Women 

Examines Puerto Rico's `Operation Bootstrap,' the highly vaunted economic development plan undertaken in the 1950s to provide a role model for economic development throughout Latin America.

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DEAR CARRY

Cinema Studies  Media Studies 

This video is based on the travel films of Caroline Wagner, a New York amateur filmmaker, whose peripatetic travels took her on over a hundred voyages around the world, her hand-cranked 16mm movie camera always in hand, from 1939 until the mid- Sixties.

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DAY THE COLD WAR CAME HOME, THE

American History  American Studies  Cinema Studies  Sociology  World History 

In October 1947, screenwriter Gordon Kahn was one of those subpoenaed to appear before the House on Un-American Activities Committee which was investigating `communist subversion' of the film industry.

SHEPHERD'S PIE AND SUSHI
SHEPHERD'S PIE AND SUSHI

Asian-American Studies  Cinema Studies  Cultural Studies  Women's Studies  Directed by Women  Immigration 

In 1993, Mieko Ouchi, a half-white, half-Japanese actress, began researching a documentary about her Japanese immigrant grandfather. Shortly thereafter, she was cast to star in The War Between Us, a feature film on the WWII internment of Japanese-North Americans, thus re-enacting a key episode in her own community's history.

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STEFAN LORANT: MAN IN PICTURES

Cinema Studies  Europe  Media Studies  Photography 

This video chronicles the career of the Budapest-born Stefan Lorant (1901-1997), one of the twentieth century's most influential photo editors and a pioneer in photojournalism.

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