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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.

SERGEI EISENSTEIN IN ALMA-ATA 1941-1944
SERGEI EISENSTEIN IN ALMA-ATA 1941-1944

Cinema Studies  Russia  Eastern Europe 

This video chronicles a crucial period in the life of the great Soviet filmmaker, Sergei Eisenstein (1898-1948), when he left Moscow during WWII for the Kazakhstan capital to film Ivan the Terrible (1943).

GILLO PONTECORVO: THE DICTATORSHIP OF TRUTH
GILLO PONTECORVO: THE DICTATORSHIP OF TRUTH

Middle Eastern Studies  Islamic Studies  Cinema Studies 

Profiling the acclaimed Italian film director, blending clips from his films- The Battle of Algiers, Burn!, etc - with an interview in which he discusses his wartime experiences, the influence of Italian neo-realism, his philosophy of filmmaking.

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