Cinema Studies


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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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  Cuban Studies 

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  Cuban 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.

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