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Video
1 videodisc (120 min.) : silent and sound, black and white and coloe sequeces ; 4 3/4 in. +1 booklet (22 pages : illustrations ; 18 cm) Sound: digital; optical; surround; stereo . Dolby Digital 5.1; Dolby Digital 2.0. Video: NTSC. Digital: video file; region 1. DVD video.
"This meditation on cinema's past from Decasia director Bill Morrison pieces together the bizarre true history of a long-lost collection of 533 nitrate film prints from the early 1900s. Located just south of the Arctic Circle, Dawson City was settled in 1896 and became the center of the Canadian Gold Rush that brough 100,000 prospectors to the area. It was also the final stop for a distribution chain that sent prints and newsreels to the Yukon. The films were seldom, if ever, returned. The now-famous Dawson City Collection was uncovered in 1978 when a bulldozer working its way through a parking lot dug up a horde of film cans. Morrison draws on these permafrost-protected, rare silent films and newsreels, pairing them with archival footage, interviews, historical photographs, and an enigmatic score by Sigur Ros collaborator and composer Alex Somers. Dawson City : Frozen Time depicts the unique history of this Canadian Gold Rush town by chronicling the life cycle of a singular film collection through its exile, burial, rediscovery, and salvation"--Publisher's website.
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes), Media & Microtext Center
FILMSTUD-115/315-01
Video
1 videodisc (58 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in. Sound: digital; optical. Video: NTSC. Digital: video file; DVD video; all regions.
A film biography of Marlon Riggs, the gifted, gay, black filmmaker who produced documentary films addressing issues of identity among Afro-Americans and gays. Clips from his films show how he evolved a unique experimental documentary style, mixing poetry, criticism, the personal and the political. It also documents his long battle against AIDS until his death in 1994 and includes interviews with family, friends, and co-workers.
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
FILMSTUD-115/315-01
Video
1 videodisc (32 min.) : digital, stereo, color and black and white ; 4 3/4 in. Sound: digital; optical; stereo; Dolby. Video: NTSC. Digital: video file; DVD video; all regions.
On a foggy night just before Christmas 1980 Manny Babbitt was walking home along a Sacremento street. When he paused at an intersection, he saw the headlights of card coming down a hill. They looked to him like the lights on an enemy aircraft in the Khe Sanh...Babbitt, his lawyers said, ran for cover into Leah Schendel's house and then beat her when she paniced. Mrs. Schendel's cause of death was determined to be heart failure caused by the stress related to the break in and beating.
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
FILMSTUD-115/315-01
Video
1 videodisc (27 min.) : sound, black and white ; 4 3/4 in. Sound: digital; optical. Video: NTSC. Digital: video file; DVD video; all regions.
Documentary focusing on Gosha, a 13-year-old orphan, and his troubled life in modern Russia.
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
FILMSTUD-115/315-01

5. Citizenfour [2014]

Video
2 videodiscs (114 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in. Sound: digital; optical; Dolby Digital. Digital: video file; DVD video.
With unprecedented access, this gripping behind-the-scenes chronicle follows award winning director Laura Poitras and journalist Glenn Greenwald₂s remarkable encounters with whistle-blower Edward Snowden in a hotel room in Hong Kong, as he hands over classified documents that provide evidence of mass indiscriminate and illegal invasions of privacy by the NSA.
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes), Media & Microtext Center
FILMSTUD-115/315-01
Video
2 videodisc : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 insert ([4] pages ; 37 x 23 cm). Sound: digital; optical; surround; Dolby. Video: NTSC. Digital: video file; DVD video; region 1.
This documentary follows two inner-city basketball phenoms' lives through high school as they chase their dreams of playing in the NBA.
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes), Media & Microtext Center
FILMSTUD-115/315-01

7. Point and shoot [2014]

Video
1 videodisc (83 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in. Sound: digital; optical; surround; Dolby Digital 5.1. digital; optical; stereo; Dolby Digital 2.0. Video: NTSC. Digital: video file; DVD video; region 1.
At first glance, Matthew VanDyke is the last person you'd imagine on the front lines of the Libyan revolution. But after motorcycling across North Africa for a 'crash course in manhood,' a winding path leads him just there.
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
FILMSTUD-115/315-01
Video
1 videodisc (135 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in. Sound: digital; optical; stereo; Dolby Digital 2.0. Projection: Widescreen. Video: NTSC. Digital: video file; DVD video; dual-layered; region 1.
"The film begins in 1999, when filmmakers Joe Brewster and Michèle Stephenson turned cameras on their son and his best friend, as the boys entered kindergarten at the prestigious Dalton School. Through the intimate experiences of these two families, the documentary reveals complicated truths about parenting, while challenging commonly held assumptions about educational access in the 21st century."--Container.
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
FILMSTUD-115/315-01
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.
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes), Media & Microtext Center
FILMSTUD-115/315-01
Video
1 videodisc (70 min.) : sound, color with black & white sequences ; 4 3/4 in.
"Tender, erotic, and pathetic, this reconstructed narrative examines the obsession to chronicle the details of an adulterous affair. Suitcase of Love and Shame is a mesmerizing collage woven from 60 hours of reel-to-reel audiotape discovered in a suitcase purchased on eBay. Recorded in the 1960's, a Mid-western woman and her lover become reliant on recording devises to document and memorialize their affair. The film suggestively foregrounds the tape recorder as the confidant, witness, and participant that the couple come to depend on -- always omnipresent, the recorder creates a welcomed ménage-à-trois. The film uses this rare audio example to critically examine a time in the United States when it was exceptional to listen to the contradictory words of those who secretly and exuberantly lived a lie while publicly constraining their passion. Mirroring the compulsion to confess ones indiscretions in today's virtual world and illuminating the impact that new technology -- portable recording devises, had on their lives. Suitcase of Love and Shame aims at a cross-generational consciousness about exhibitionism, privacy and voyeurism. Focusing on the aural and experiential nature of the audio the imagery in the film is restrained -- abstract, evocative and expectant, so that the audience will see with their ears. The listener/viewer is variously located within and outside of the events -- complicit and voyeuristic. The "eavesdropping viewer" compelled despite feeling embarrassed and uncomfortable with the knowledge and access they have been given and the transgressions they imagine they see."--Jane Gillooly website.
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
FILMSTUD-115/315-01

11. These birds walk [2014]

Video
1 videodisc (71 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in. Sound: digital; optical; surround; Dolby Digital 5.1. digital; optical; stereo. Video: NTSC. Digital: video file; DVD video; Region 0.
In Karachi, Pakistan, a runaway boy's life hangs on one critical question: where is home? The streets, an orphanage, or with the family he fled in the first place? Simultaneously heart-wrenching and life-affirming, the film documents the struggles of these wayward street children and the Samaritans looking out for them in this ethereal and inspirational story of resilience.
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
FILMSTUD-115/315-01

12. Blackfish [2013]

Video
1 videodisc (83 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in. Sound: digital; optical; number of sound channels; Dolby. Digital: video file; DVD video; resolution; region.
A discussion on the keeping of intelligent creatures in captivity. Employs the story of Tilikum, the notorious performing whale who, unlike orcas in the wild, has taken the lives of several people while in captivity.
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
FILMSTUD-115/315-01
Video
1 videodisc (93 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Rich Hill, Missouri (population 1,393) could be any of the countless small towns that blanket America's heartland. But to teenagers Andrew, Harley and Appachey, it's home. They are like millions of other boys coming of age the world over, but face unfortunate circumstances an imprisoned mother, isolation, instability, and parental unemployment. Adolescence can be a day-to-day struggle just to survive. Winner of the Grand Jury Prize for Documentary at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival, RICH.
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
FILMSTUD-115/315-01
Video
1 videodisc (ca. 87 min.) : sd., col. with b&w sequences ; 4 3/4 in.
In the early 1970s, Sixto Rodriguez was a Detroit folksinger who had a short-lived recording career. Unknown to him, his musical story continued in South Africa where he became a pop music icon. Long rumored there to be dead, two fans, record store owner Stephen Segerman and journalist Craig Bartholomew-Strydom, decided to seek out the truth of his fate.
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes), Media & Microtext Center
FILMSTUD-115/315-01

15. The waiting room [2013]

Video
1 DVD video (approx. 81 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in. Sound: digital; optical. Digital: video file; DVD video; region 1.
A character-driven documentary film that goes behind the doors of an American public hospital struggling to care for a community of largely uninsured patients. Young victims of gun violence take their turn alongside artists and small business owners who lack insurance. The film weaves the stories of several patients-as well as the hospital staff charged with caring for them-as they cope with the complexity of the nation's public health care system, while dealing with a national recession.
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes), Media & Microtext Center
FILMSTUD-115/315-01
Video
2 videodiscs (NTSC) : Blu-Ray, sound, black and white and color ; 4 3/4 in.
  • [disc 1]. On the Bowery (1956) (65 min.). Martin Scorcese introduction. The perfect team : The making of On the Bowery / directed by Martin Rogosin. A Walk through the Bowery / directed by Michael Rogosin.
  • Bowery Men's Shelter (1972) / directed by Rhody Streeter and Tony Ganz. Street of forgotten men (1933). On the Bowery theatrical trailer
  • [disc 2]. Good times, wonderful times (1964) (69 min.) Out (1957). Man's peril : the making of GTWT / directed by Michael Rogosi and Lloyd Ross.
On the Bowery chronicles three days in the drinking life of Ray Salyer which jump-started the post-war American independent film movement, earning an Oscar nomination. Good times, Wonderful times was Rogosin's plea for humanity and against war and fascism, includes collected archive footage of war atrocities interspersed with scenes of a London cocktail party's mundane chatter. Out is a documentary Rogosin made for the United nations telling the plight of Hungarian refugees fleeing to Austria in the aftermath of the Hungarian Revolutioon of 1956.
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes), Media & Microtext Center
FILMSTUD-115/315-01
Video
2 videodiscs (65 min.) : sd., b&w ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Disc 1. On the Bowery (1956) (65 min.). Martin Scorcese introduction. The perfect team : The making of On the Bowery / directed by Martin Rogosin. A Walk through the Bowery / directed by Michael Rogosin.
  • Bowery Men's Shelter (1972) / directed by Rhody Streeter and Tony Ganz. Street of forgotten men (1933). On the Bowery theatrical trailer
  • Disc 2. Good times, wonderful times (1964) (69 min.) Out (1957). Man's peril : the making of GTWT / directed by Michael Rogosi and Lloyd Ross.
On the Bowery chronicles three days in the drinking life of Ray Salyer which jump-started the post-war American independent film movement, earning an Oscar nomination.
Green Library, Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
FILMSTUD-115/315-01
Video
1 videodisc (81 min.) : sd., b&w and col. ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Afraid so (2006, 3 min.)
  • Phantom limb (2005, 28 min.)
  • I just wanted to be somebody (2006, 10 min.)
  • The darkness of the day (2009, 26 min.)
  • Prayer (2002, 3 min.)
  • The D train (2011, 5 min.)
  • Extra films. Nine lives: the eternal moment of now (2001, 1 min.)
  • Worm / a film by Jay Rosenblatt & Caveh Zahedi (2001, 2 min.)
  • Way to your heart (2011, 3 min.)
A collection of 9 collage films (2001-2011) by Jay Rosenblatt. Based on a poem by Jeanne Marie Beaumont, Afraid so is a film about fear and anxiety. Phantom limb is a poetic documentary about grief and loss. Part document, part poem, I just wanted to be somebody is about Anita Bryant and her anti-gay campaign. With found footage Rosenblatt creates a collage about suicide in The darkness of day. Prayer is one response to 9/11. In The D train, an old man reflects on his entire life and how quickly it all goes by. A house cat dreams of her past lives in Nine lives: the eternal moment of now. Worm is a true story about an inexplicable childhood event. Way to your heart is a found footage rock video.
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
FILMSTUD-115/315-01
Video
1 videodisc (80 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
"October Country is a beautifully rendered portrait of an American family struggling for stability while haunted by the ghosts of war, teen pregnancy, foster care and child abuse. A collaboration between filmmaker Michael Palmieri and photographer and family member Donal Mosher, this vibrant and penetrating documentary examines the forces that unsettle the working poor and the violence that lurks beneath the surface of American life. Every family has its ghosts. The Mosher family has more than most. Shot over a year from one Halloween to the next, the film creates a stunning cinematic portrait of a family who are unique but also sadly representative of the struggles of America's working class. The film was created to be both a universal story of family struggle and a socially conscious portrait of compelling, articulate individuals grappling with the forces that tear at their homes and relationships"--Publisher's website.
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
FILMSTUD-115/315-01
Video
1 videodisc (44 min.) : sd., b&w ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet (7 p. ; 19 cm.)
Originally shown at the 1939 World's Fair, this classic show comments on four types of cities: New England town, the unplanned industrial community, a crowded metropolis and the decentralized community.
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes), Media & Microtext Center
FILMSTUD-115/315-01