1. Dear Mark [1980]

Video
1 videodisc (15 min.) : DVD video, sound, black and white with color ; 4 3/4 in Sound: digital; optical; stereo. Dolby Digital. Video: NTSC. Digital: video file; all regions. DVD video.
"Dear Mark centers on the erection of an heroic, skeletal abstract sculpture by Mark di Suvero in Paris. It is Dadaistic light comedy, with its Gene Autry sound track, its interjection of Roman sculpture's pelvic attributes alternating with scenes of a couple lying on the grass ...a distinct movie charged with vitalism, Thomas Albright, San Francisco Chronicle"--Container.
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Video
1 videodisc (approximately 63 min.) : DVD video, sound, color ; 4 3/4 in. Sound: digital; optical. Dolby Digital. Video: NTSC. Digital: video file; all regions. DVD video.
A documentary about the street children of Bogota, Colombia, 1974-1975. Boys beg and girls turn to prostitution in order to survive under conditions which seem to be inescapable.
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Video
1 videodisc (82 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 bonus videodisc Sound: digital; optical. Digital: video file; DVD video; all regions.
  • [Disc 1]: Documentary feature (82 min.) ; [Disc 2]: Additional interviews: Yvonne Rainer
  • Simone Forti
  • Steve Paxton
  • Carolee Schneemann
  • Lucinda Childs
  • Valda Setterfield
  • Douglas Crimp
  • Carrie Lambert-Beatty
  • Spiraling Down [entire performance of piece by Yvonne Rainer performed at REDCAT, Los Angeles, CA, June 26, 2009] (30 min.)
"[This film] tells the riveting story of one of America's most important artists. In 1962, as a founding member of Judson Dance Theater, Rainer, revolutionized modern dance by introducing everyday movements like walking and running into the dance lexicon. Abandoning choreography in the '70s, Rainer introduced narrative techniques into American avant-garde film, turning that genre on its head, too. [W]e follow Rainer, returned to choreography, as she continues to create vibrant, courageous, unpredictable dances that invite audiences to question basic assumptions about art and performance"-- Container.
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Video
1 videodisc (89 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in. Sound: digital; optical. Digital: video file; DVD video.
The late-medieval artist Hieronymus Bosch caused uproar 500 years ago with his fantastical and unique paintings. In preparation for a contemporary exhibition of his work, a team of Dutch art historians crisscrosses the globe to unravel Bosch's secrets, and to borrow his works. As they shuttle between world-class museums, they encounter a seemingly impenetrable tangle of red tape, ego, and conflicting interests.
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Video
1 videodisc (approximately 63 min.) : sound, color with black and white sequences ; 4 3/4 in. Sound: digital; optical. Video: NTSC. Digital: video file; DVD video; all regions.
  • Sleepless Silicon / by Dane Christensen (4:00)
  • (Almost) Freedom/ by Puck Lo (8:03)
  • Distribution / by Sam Ellison (11:10)
  • Fault Line / by Aria Swarr (4:02)
  • Powder Fresh / by Lyntoria Newton (7:37)
  • Película de mi padre / by Priscilla Gonzalez Sainz (7:47)
  • Trees of Life / by Leonor Zúniga Gutiérrez (10:26)
  • The Legend of John Henry / by Olivia A. Booker (10:13).
Sleepless Silicon: Drivers for Silicon Valley’s biggest car sharing company contemplate how they work and live through their smartphones.
(Almost) Freedom: A day in the life of four electronic monitoring devices.
Distribution: An immersive look at the informal movie marketplaces of Managua, Nicaragua.
Fault Line: An experimental essay film about fear in America.
Powder Fresh: A sprinkle a day keeps the odor away.
Película de mi padre: An homage to the image(s) of my father.
Trees of Life: Mysterious trees planted by the Sandinista government are changing more than the landscape in Nicaragua.
The Legend of John Henry: Through his music, a Palo Alto native shares his values and love of nature with the changing landscape of Silicon Valley.
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Video
2 videodiscs (approximately 167 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in. Sound: digital; optical. Video: NTSC. Digital: video file; DVD video; all regions.
  • Encounters in Lot C / by Sami Chan (25:28)
  • Drift / by Chris Ward (20:49)
  • The Sandman / by Lauren Knapp (20:53)
  • January / by Alexandra Swati Guild (25:00)
  • Charlie / by Kadri Koop (13:31)
  • No Harm No Foul / by Cheng Zhang (22:14)
  • El Cisne / by Daniel Chávez Ontiveros (22:10)
  • Ramped Up / by Reid Davenport (16:58).
Encounters in Lot C: Night falls in a parking lot and a filmmaker has a series of unusual encounters.
Drift: One filmmaker's quest to understand his father and the record-breaking ocean voyage he made 43 years ago.
The Sandman: A doctor walks the line of his own morality as he participates in lethal injections, while personally opposing capital punishment.
January: Moments of intimacy and distance unfold before us in this quiet examination of family life across three generations of women.
Charlie: Four decades after hijacking a plane to Cuba to avoid charges of killing a state trooper, a former black power militant reflects on his past in a letter to his nine-year-old Cuban son.
No Harm No Foul: In the tendency to assume that science-based conclusions are objective and reliable, public health tragedies are allowed to occur repeatedly.
El Cisne: After a long period of absence, Sthefany decides to go back home in Mexico to confront her parents about her gender identity.
Ramped Up: Robert Kalani has filed about 60 lawsuits under the Americans with Disabilities Act. Lee Ky's family-owned donut shop, which she manages from her wheelchair, got sued under the ADA. Twenty six years after its signing, is the law a means of activism or an enabler of abuse?
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Video
1 videodisc (approximately 37 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in. Sound: digital; optical. Video: NTSC. Digital: video file; DVD video; all regions.
  • Bad Habits / by Priscilla Gonzalez Sainz and Lyntoria Newton (9:23)
  • Docktown / by Olivia A. Booker and Leonor Zúniga Gutiérrez (9:04)
  • Riding Grace / by Dane Christensen and Aria Swarr (7:00)
  • Between Seasons / by Sam Ellison and Puck Lo (11.09).
Bad Habits : Self-proclaimed nuns devote their lives to the healing powers of cannabis.
Docktown: A houseboat community fights for survival and stability amidst the changing landscape of housing developments in Silicon Valley.
Riding Grace: Tony Monroe rides his horse every day through the gang-ridden neighborhoods of Fresno in the hope of being a presence for change.
Between Seasons: In Salinas, California, former and current farm workers grapple with the legacy of decades of activism.
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Video
1 videodisc (approximately 60 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in. Sound: digital; optical; stereo. Dolby Digital 2.0. Video: NTSC. Digital: video file; all regions. DVD video.
This work is a documentary film about Mexican farmworkers and their struggle to cross the U.S. border into Arizona.
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Video
6 videodiscs (543 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in. Sound: digital; optical; surround; Dolby digital 5.1. Video: laser optical; NTSC. Digital: video file; DVD video; region 1.
  • Paranormal activity (2009 : 86 min.) / written and directed by Oren Peli
  • Paranormal activity 2 (2010 : 91 or 98 min.) / screenplay by Michael R. Perry, Christopher Landon, Tom Pabst ; directed by Tod Williams
  • Paranormal activity 3 (2011 : 83 min.) / screenplay by Christopher Landon ; directed by Henry Joost, Ariel Schulman
  • Paranormal activity 4 (2012 : 87 or 96 min.) / screenplay by Christopher Landon ; directed by Henry Joost, Ariel Schulman
  • Paranormal activity : the marked ones (2014 : 84 min.) / written and directed by Christopher Landon
  • Paranormal activity : the ghost dimension (2015 : 87 min.) / screenplay by Jason Harry Pagan & Andrew Deutschman and Adam Robitel & Gavin Heffernan ; directed by Gregory Plotkin.
After a young couple moves into a new house, they discover that a demonic spirit is haunting them; after experiencing a series of unexplainable events, a family sets up a surveillance system and suspects that their house is haunted by an evil spirit; after experiencing a series of unexplainable events, a wedding videographer sets up surveillance cameras to find out who is threatening his family; after a young boy moves in with his neighbors, they begin experiencing paranormal encounters in their house; after the death of his neighbor, Jesse becomes possessed by a demonic entity.
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FILMSTUD-290-01

10. Soc. Sci. 127 [1969]

Video
1 videodisc (21 min.) : sound, black and white and color ; 4 3/4 in Sound: digital; optical. Dolby Digital. Video: NTSC. Digital: video file; all regions. DVD video.
Danny Lyon's first film, a documentary which focuses on the sociological aspects of tattooing, shows tattoo artist, Bill Sanders, at work and lecturing to a college sociology class on body decoration.
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11. Willie [1985]

Video
1 videodisc (82 min.) : DVD video, sound, color, black and white ; 4 3/4 in. Sound: digital; optical; stereo; Dolby Digital 2.0. Projection: fullscreen. Video: NTSC. Digital: video file; DVD video; all regions.
This work is a realistic film made in small New Mexico town that is the home of Willie Jaramillo. Willie is a Chicano who has just returned home after six years in the Santa Fe State Penitentiary. The film tells of life in that prison.
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12. Hand gestures [2015]

Video
1 DVD-video (80 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 leave "Wax casting instructions".
"This documentary film follows the process of creating one of Velasco Vitali's famous dog sculptures, from wax to glazed bronze, at the Battaglia Aritistic Foundry, in Milan. The film observes the work of a group of skilled artisans in this 100-year old foundry and reveals the ancient traditions of bronze sculpture making, unchanged since the fifth century" -- from product back cover
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Video
1 videodisc (approximately 30 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in. Sound: digital; optical. Video: NTSC. Digital: video file; DVD video; all regions.
  • En posesión de Dios (In God’s Possession) / by Priscilla Gonzalez Sainz (4:06)
  • Writing on the Walls / by Dane Christensen (3:02)
  • Labor of Love / by Leonor Zúniga Gutiérrez (3:46)
  • Ala Paints Light / by Aria Swarr (3:38)
  • Pit Stop / by Olivia A. Booker (3:36)
  • One Way Ticket / by Lyntoria Newton (3:39)
  • 37° North / by Puck Lo (3:40)
  • Stay True to the Game / by Sam Ellison (5:41).)
En posesión de Dios (In God’s Possession) : A parish community deals with the theft of their church’s holy relic.
Writing on the Walls : A graffiti artist in East Palo Alto explores how his art has impacted himself, others and his community.
Labor of Love : A passionate birth coach reflects on the limits and possibilities of motherhood.
Ala Paints Light : Iranian-American artist, Ala Ebtekar, illuminates themes of conflict and hope through the stories in his paintings.
Pit Stop : A day in the life of a San Francisco public toilet.
One Way Ticket : Verlie Mae Pickens moved from Louisiana to California during the Great Migration. At 99 years old, she has stories to tell.
37° North : A Korean-American farmer collects and harvests rare Korean heirloom seeds in California.
Stay True to the Game : A search for meaning with the rapper* Kool AD.
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Video
1 videodisc (approximately 58 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in. Sound: digital; optical. Video: NTSC. Digital: video file; DVD video; all regions.
  • Last Days at Hacienda / Sami Chan (9:32)
  • A Distant Reflection / Cheng Zhang (4:29)
  • Some Forgotten Calculation / C.S. Ward (6:31)
  • Still life / Daniel Chávez Ontiveros (9:26)
  • Medusa / Alexandra Swati Guild (4:50)
  • The Crossing / Kadri Koop (6:10)
  • A Cerebral Game / Reid Davenport (7:00)
  • Third Acts / Lauren Knapp (9:43).
Last Days at Hacienda: At the Hacienda public housing complex in Richmond, CA, residents live in limbo as they await relocation.
A Distant Reflection: A look at the experiences of living abroad from an immobile perspective.
Some Forgotten Calculation: An exploration into the history of computing and our science fiction past.
Still life: An audiovisual essay that explores the influence and the dominance that humans impose upon nature.
Medusa: How does a child come to comprehend the world in all its tenderness and violence?
The Crossing: Combating one of the highest teen suicide rates of the country, a man working as a crossing guard in a wealthy Silicon Valley town reflects on his experience.
A Cerebral Game: A filmmaker ponders his identity shift through the lens of baseball.
Third Acts: A subsidized senior apartment complex provides the backdrop for a meditation on aging, solitude, and femininity.
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Video
2 videodiscs (approximately 143 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in. Sound: digital; optical. Video: NTSC. Digital: video file; DVD video; all regions.
  • Laps / by R.J. Lozada (16:29)
  • Where We Stand / by Kristine Stolakis (19:34)
  • Bisonhead / by Elizabeth Lo (15:10)
  • The Assassin & Mrs. Paine / by Max Good (21:35)
  • Blue Star / by Chris Giamo (13:46)
  • Frogman / by Tyler Trumbo (15:42)
  • My Aleppo / by Melissa Langer (18:17)
  • In Attla's Tracks / by Catharine Axley (22:30).
Laps: Going the distance with the San Quentin 1000 Mile club.
Where We Stand: The story of an unlikely group of feminists fighting for ordination in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.
Bisonhead: Bisonhead chronicles a Native American family's controversial journey to Yellowstone National Park to exercise their right to hunt wild bison.
The Assassin & Mrs. Paine: One woman’s unshakable connection to the JFK assassination continues to haunt her fifty years later.
Blue Star: In memory of the Indian Army's massacre of Sikhs at the Golden Temple in June, 1984.
Frogman: When the stories of a father are larger than life, what separates the individual from the legend?
My Aleppo: After fleeing the civil war in Syria and relocating to another continent, a young family struggles to preserve their ties to the ancient city of Aleppo.
In Attla's Tracks: An aging legendary Alaska Native dogsled champion trains his grand-nephew to carry on a century-old village tradition and compete in the world’s largest dogsled sprint race.
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes), Media & Microtext Center
Video
1 videodisc (approximately 34 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in. Sound: digital; optical. Video: NTSC. Digital: video file; DVD video; all regions.
  • In the Canyon / by Sami Chan and Alexandra Swati Guild (7:00)
  • Science for the Masses / by Lauren Knapp and C.S. Ward (10:43)
  • I am Ayotzinapa / by Daniel Chávez Ontiveros and Kadri Koop (10:10)
  • On Beat / by Reid Davenport and Cheng Zhang (6:44).
In the Canyon : An aging horse lives out her life in a remote canyon in Northern California.
Science for the Masses : Two citizen scientists challenge the monolith of the scientific industry through their own open source experimentation, all from the comfort of their garage.
I am Ayotzinapa : Three Latin American artists collaborate on an exhibition to raise awareness of 43 missing Mexican students.
On Beat : Music runs in the veins of every member of the Cotton family, but it’s not only about listening to it.
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Software/Multimedia
1 computer disc : digital, sound, color ; 4 3/4 in. Sound: digital; optical; Dolby.
Play with your favorite teams from France, Italy, Spain, and Brazil.
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18. Unfriended [2014]

Video
2 videodiscs (1 hr., 23 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in. Sound: digital; optical; surround. Video: NTSC. Digital: video file; DVD video; all regions.
A group of teenagers are stalked online after a prank they played on a bully drives her to suicide.
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FILMSTUD-290-01
Video
1 videodisc (84 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in. Sound: digital; optical; Dolby digital 5.1. Video: NTSC. Digital: video file; DVD video; Region 1.
  • Special features: Vivian Maier's super 8 footage
  • Audio recordings of Vivian Maier
  • Photo gallery
  • Trailer.
Now considered one of the 20th century's greatest street photographers, Vivian Maier was a mysterious nanny who secretly took over 100,000 photographs that went unseen during her lifetime. Vivian's strange and riveting life and art are revealed through never-before-seen photos, films, and interviews with dozens who thought they knew her.
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Video
1 videodisc (55 min.) : sound, black and white with color sequences ; 4 3/4 in. Sound: digital; optical; stereo. Video: PAL. Digital: video file; DVD video; all regions.
Marcel Duchamp challenged the accepted standards of aesthetic beauty. Filmed in 1963, offers a unique in-depth interview with Duchamp at the Pasadena Art Museum during his first one-man show. He discusses his life, his ideas on art, his obsession with chess, and why he chose to continue living in America after fleeing France in 1915.
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