Cinema Studies


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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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RAT ART: CROATIAN INDEPENDENTS

Performing Arts  Eastern Europe  Cinema Studies  Art History 

Offers a fascinating overview of artistic activity in Croatia during the recent war in the former Yugoslavia, revealing the diversity and vitality of its artists as well as how their work was profoundly influenced by the conflict.

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THE MAN WHO DREW BUG-EYED MONSTERS

Cinema Studies  Art History  American Studies 

This fascinating and entertaining documentary celebrates the work of Reynold Brown, one of the most acclaimed movie poster artists of the Fifties and early Sixties, whose work colorfully encapsulated the nation's postwar social climate.

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DEBUT

Cultural Studies  New York City  Urban Studies  Political Science  Performing Arts  Narrative Films  Music  Cinema Studies  Asian-American Studies  Asian Studies  American Studies  Directed by Women 

This cinema-verite documentary explores the realities of life as a classical musician through the story of Hexagon, a newly-formed chamber ensemble. The documentary chronicles their challenging first year and a half, from the group's seemingly casual first rehearsal to its high-pressure launching into the mainstream of the classical music scene.

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LA MOUSTACHE

Narrative Films  Cinema Studies 

One day, on a whim, Marc decides to shave off the mustache he’s worn all of his adult life. He waits patiently for his wife’s reaction, but neither she nor his friends seem to notice. Stranger still, when he finally tells them, they all insist he never had a mustache. Is Marc going mad? Is he the victim of some elaborate conspiracy? Or has something in the world’s order gone terribly awry?

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THE NEW CINEMA

Cinema Studies 

Features provocative interviews with some of the world's foremost independent filmmakers, interspersed with excerpts from their films, including Chantal Akerman, Emile de Antonio, Les Blank, Robert Frank, Wim Wenders and Robert Young, among many others.

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FOR THE FIRST TIME

Spanish Language  Latin-American Studies  Cinema Studies  Short Films 

Celebrates the universal and almost magical appeal of motion pictures by showing a Cuban Film Institute mobile film unit traveling deep into the Cuban countryside to show peasants their first movie.

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TURNING DREAMS INTO REALITY

Short Films  Spanish Language  Latin-American Studies  Cinema Studies  Directed by Women 

A profile of Fernando Birri, 'Father' of the New Latin American Cinema.

THE NEW CINEMA OF LATIN AMERICA (series)
THE NEW CINEMA OF LATIN AMERICA (series)

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

This two-part documentary examines the social and artistic roots of the national cinemas of Latin America.

DAWS BUTLER: VOICE MAGICIAN
DAWS BUTLER: VOICE MAGICIAN

Performing Arts  Cinema Studies  American Studies 

Traces the career of one of America's best-loved but least-seen actors. During his fifty year career, Daws Butler (1916-1988) provided the voices for such beloved animated characters as Yogi Bear, Huckleberry Hound, Quick Draw McGraw, Chilly Willy, Elroy Jetson, and dozens of others.

VI: PORTRAIT OF A SILENT STAR
VI: PORTRAIT OF A SILENT STAR

Women's Studies  Cinema Studies  American Studies 

A documentary portrait of American silent screen star Viola Dana who began her career with the Edison Company in 1910 and starred in more than 100 productions before her retirement in 1929.

KARL BROWN'S ADVENTURES WITH D.W. GRIFFITH
KARL BROWN'S ADVENTURES WITH D.W. GRIFFITH

Cinema Studies  American Studies 

At the age of 90, cinematographer Karl Brown discusses his early work with D.W. Griffith, in particular the making of The Birth of a Nation and Intolerance.

BUDD BOETTICHER: ONE ON ONE
BUDD BOETTICHER: ONE ON ONE

Cinema Studies  American Studies 

Traces the colorful life and filmmaking career of one of Hollywood's most distinctive talents, who directed three classic bullfighting films, several crime thrillers and a series of low-budget Westerns that earned him a cult critical reputation. An outspoken interview with Boetticher is interspersed with clips from many of his films.

HOWARD KOCH: YOU MUST REMEMBER THIS
HOWARD KOCH: YOU MUST REMEMBER THIS

Cinema Studies  American Studies 

Profiles the career of Academy Award-winning screenwriter Howard Koch (1901-1995), best know for such classic films as The Sea Hawk (1940), The Letter (1940), Sergeant York (1941), Letter from an Unknown Woman (1948) and Casablanca (1942).

LYMAN H. HOWE'S HIGH CLASS MOVING PICTURES
LYMAN H. HOWE'S HIGH CLASS MOVING PICTURES

Short Films  Cinema Studies  American Studies  Directed by Women 

Examines the career of a traveling exhibitor who brought motion pictures to America's towns and cities when movies were in their infancy, from the early 1880s through the early 1920s.

LATINO HOLLYWOOD
LATINO HOLLYWOOD

Latino Studies  Cinema Studies  American Studies 

This two-part video-including "1911-1940" and "1940-1990" - chronicles Latino participation in the American film industry, profiling major performers and other creative personnel and examining issues of typecasting and stereotypes.

BASIL POLEDOURIS: HIS LIFE AND MUSIC
BASIL POLEDOURIS: HIS LIFE AND MUSIC

Music  Cinema Studies  American Studies 

This biographical video traces the career of one of Hollywood's most successful composers of film and television scores, including Conan the Barbarian, Robocop and Starship Troopers

VELVET HANGOVER
VELVET HANGOVER

Political Science  Eastern Europe  Cinema Studies 

This video features candid interviews with the filmmakers- including Vera Chytilova, Jiri Menzel, Jan Nemec, Ivan Passer, and Jan Sverak, among many others-who created the Czech New Wave.

THE QUEST OF CARMEN D'AVINO
THE QUEST OF CARMEN D'AVINO

Animation  Cinema Studies  Art History  American Studies 

This video chronicles the life and work of Carmen d'Avino- filmmaker, painter, sculptor, and photographer.

WOMEN OF VISION: 18 HISTORIES IN FEMINIST FILM AND VIDEO
WOMEN OF VISION: 18 HISTORIES IN FEMINIST FILM AND VIDEO

Women's Studies  Anthropology  Sociology  Cinema Studies  Directed by Women 

Profiles a variety of women active in independent-feminist film and video, including production, distribution and education, whose work expresses a variety of political and esthetic viewpoints.

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