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1026, A. Philip Randolph: For Jobs and Freedom, 1996, 80 min. Ask most people who led the 1963 March on Washington and they'll probably tell you Martin Luther King Jr. But the real force behind the event was the man many call the pre-eminent black labor leader of the century and the father of the modern civil rights movement: A. Philip Randolph. Randolph believed that economic rights was the key to advancing civil rights. "A. Philip Randolph: For Jobs and Freedom" takes viewers on a tour of 20th-century civil rights and labor history as it chronicles Randolph's legendary efforts to build a more equitable society.
410, A Man, A Plan, A Canal, Panama, 1987, 60 min. The Panama Canal, a 50-mile shortcut to the Pacific lying just north of the equator, is one of the most extraordinary human achievements ever. Through rare archival footage, photographs and narration, explore this mind-boggling undertaking that took more than a decade and caused 20,000 deaths.
6, A Nos Amours, 1983, 99 min. A lovely young girl engages in a series of casual sexual affairs in an attempt to gain the love and attention she lacked as a child at home.
1, Abnaki: The Native People of Maine, 1982, 30 min. The Penobscot, Passamaquoddy and Maliseet reflect on the past and their identities as Indian people today. Issues surrounding the land claims suit of the Penobscott, Passamaquoddy and Mailiseet tribes of Maine, settled out of court in 1980, are explored. The film documents many aspects of contemporary Native life on the East Coast in the United States.
550, Adam Clayton Powell, 1989, 60 min. This is a compelling portrait of the legendary African American leader Adam Clayton Powell, as well as a fascinating look at the beginning of modern black politics in this country. Handsome, brilliant and controversial, he was the pastor of America's largest Protestant congregation; an early champion in the civil rights movement, and the first African American congressman from a northeastern state. The film follows his political climb in the Harlem of the Depression 1930s. As minister of Harlem's Abyssinian Baptist Church, Powell used his charismatic power in the battle for equal employment. Once in Congress, he fought persistently to deny federal funding to segregated facilities. Under Presidents Kennedy and Johnson he was instrumental in passing much of the social legislation known as "The Great Society." At the peak of his power, he was the most influential black man in America. Yet his meteoric rise to power ended in an abrupt fall as financial indiscretions and personal excesses caught up with him. The film pulls together facts, remembrances and opinions into a compelling narrative. Heard from are Congresswoman Shirley Chisholm, writer Roger Wilkins, Professor John Henry Clarke and family members.
363, After the War, 1987, 60 min. Two boys, Michael and Joe, become friends when Joe arrives at St. George's school in England as a refugee student. Both are Jewish but one has grown up in a middle-class English home, while the other has grown up under the specter of the growing Nazi movement. Their friendship lasts beyond school when both find careers in film. When they both fall for the same girl, they must decide if she is worth destroying their friendship over.
Ain't Misbehavin'. This film presents highlights of a concert given on September 28, 1998, at Carnegie Hall in New York City. Some of the ladies offer songs with which they have been closely associated over the years, while others explore the road not taken. There are also a couple of stunts: Rosie O'Donnell sneaks onto the stage and begins singing "Liza With a Z," only to be interrupted by Liza Minnelli, for whom the song was written. Later, the child actress Anna Kendrick sings "Life Upon the Wicked Stage," backed up by a chorus of cynical, strung-out Kit-Kat Girls from the 1990s revival of "Cabaret." Their fate, apparently, is what young Miss Kendrick can look forward to should she remain in her chosen profession!
381-388 Alexanderplatz, Berlin, Part 1-14, 15.5 hours. Taken from Alfred Doblin's 1929 novel, the plot revolves around Franz Biberkopf who gets out of prison determined to live respectably. However, Franz takes up with Reinhold, a gangster, and a strange, symbiotic relationship develops resulting in murder.
492, Aliens, 1986, 138 min. Ripley (Sigourney Weaver), the sole survivor from the original ALIEN, is awakened after 57 years of drifting through space, her stories disbelieved by Company executives who tell her that the aliens' planet is now inhabited and colonized. When contact is suddenly lost with the colonists, Ripley returns to the planet with a squad of marines, an android (Lance Henriksen) and a Company executive (Paul Reiser) with a mission of his own. Once on the planet, no survivors can be found except for Newt, a little girl who awakens motherly instincts in Ripley just in time for the acid-blooded aliens to attack in what quickly becomes a one-sided battle for sheer survival.
584, All God's Dangers, 1990, 90 min. Nate Shaw's father was born under slavery. Nate Shaw was born into a bondage that was only a little gentler. At the age of nine, he was picking cotton for 35 cents an hour. At the age of 47, he faced down a crowd of white deputies who had come to confiscate a neighbor's crop. His defiance cost him 12 years in prison.
529, All Our Lives, 1986, 54 min. Examines the lives of several women who actively participated in the social revolution during the Spanish Civil War. Now in their 80s, these women are as dynamic as they were in their youth. Featuring rare archival footage and photos from the period, this video provides a warm encounter with women whose ideal of "a more just and humane society" has lasted a lifetime. Spanish with English subtitles.
328, All the President's Men, 1976, 138 min. A conspiracy-driven drama in an adaptation of Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein’s best-selling account of their investigation of the Watergate burglary, which ultimately led to the resignation of President Richard Nixon. The story of an apartment complex break-in.
2, Allan Boesak: Choosing for Justice. "To preach the work of God relevantly in South Africa," Dr. Boesak observes, "is to walk through a minefield blindfolded." This documentary explains how Dr. Boesak found a message of brotherhood at the heart of the Christian tradition and decided to devote his ministry to ending apartheid's systematic division of people from each other. Narration by James Earl Jones.
535, Allonsafans, 90 min. A anarchist leader (Fulvio) wishes to retire, as he is old and tired. He tries to hide himself, but his friends find him and insist he carries on helping them.
3, Alsino and the Condor, 1983, 89 min. A young peasant boy living in a Central American country governed by a repressive regime dreams of flying with the condors. After a crippling injury, the boy joins up with a guerrilla force to defend his land.
564, American Experience: Family Gathering, 58 min. Family patriarch Masuo Yasui followed his father and brothers from Japan to the "land of opportunity" in 1903. He opened a dry goods store and worked hard to achieve the American dream, enterprisingly accumulating property by purchasing stump land and by subsidizing newer emigrants from Japan. Masuo married a Japanese teacher in 1912, and they settled down to the good life in Hood River, Oregon, eventually raising nine children. Masuo gradually became the leader of the Japanese community in the Hood River Valley and a respected member of society. Life was grand -- or was it?
565, American Experience: Roots of Resistance -- A Story of the Underground Railroad, 58 min. "Roots of Resistance: A Story of the Underground Railroad" is much more than a story of the way in which tens of thousands of slaves escaped to freedom. This "American Experience" episode provides a much more detailed look at the slave experience. It begins on the Somerset Plantation in the Little Dismal section of North Carolina, where Somerset descendants, both white and black, talk about what life was like on the 60,000 acre plantation of Josiah Collins that was created by draining swamp land. There are some comments from historians, but most of the talking heads in this documentary come from ordinary folk whose ancestors were masters and slaves.
5, American Way of War, 1985, 60 min. An exploration of the way America has conducted war, from the Revolutionary War to Vietnam. Weigley attempts to show the development of American military thought, from hit-and-run tactics of the revolution to global policing and the containment of communism in the mid-20th century.
527, Anastacia Slave. Portuguese with English subtitles.
400, And Still I Rise: Maya Angelou, 1985, 60 min. Filled with wonderful, powerful poetry that really awakened me to the troubles of African Americans in that time of history.
439, Animal Film, 1981, 92 min. A critique of the way in which we treat animals. Delves into issues of animal rights and standards of a civil society.
416, Annie Hall, 1977, 94 min. Romantic adventures of neurotic New York comedian Alvy Singer and his equally neurotic girlfriend Annie Hall. The film traces the course of their relationship from their first meeting and serves as an interesting historical document about love in the 1970s.
488, Antonio das Mortes, 1969, 100 min. Period piece about a Brazil that is no more. This movie is the sequel to "God and the Devil in the Land of the Sun" (Deus e o diabo na terra do sol), and takes place 29 years after Antonio das Mortes killed Corisco (the "Blond Devil"), last of the Cangaceiros. In "the old days," Antonio's function in life was exterminate these bandits, on account of his personal grudges against them. His life had been meaningless for the last 29 years, but now, a new challenge awaits him.
429-30, Apartheid, Parts 1-4, 240 mins. A revealing piece about the horrors of apartheid in South Africa.
335, Apartheid: Northwest Pasadena, 1987.
7, Apartheid's People, 1985, 110 min. In 1985, Charlayne spent several weeks in South Africa recording the feelings of people whose day-to-day lives were bound up with the system of apartheid. In this installment she focuses on Thabo Mbeki, now South Africa's deputy president. But in 1985 Mbeki was a leader of the African National Congress, an outlawed political organization advocating and even sponsoring violence in South Africa
531, Arab And Jew: Wounded Spirits in a Promised Land, 1989, 120 min. In this monumental work, extensively revised in 2002 and more relevant than ever, David Shipler delves into the origins of the prejudices that have been intensified by war, terrorism and nationalism.
8, Art of Haiti: Out of Darkness, 30 min.
360, Asianization of America, 1987, 30 min. Asians are among the nation’s fastest-growing ethnic groups. Stereotypes have been revised and condescension has given way to admiration and jealousy. This program examines the role of Asian Americans half a century after the repeal of the Chinese Exclusion Act, seeking to determine what accounts for Asians’ startling successes in academia and to what extent they can, should or want to blend into the American melting pot.
117, Assault on Affirmative Action 1, 1986, 60 min.
57, Atlantic City, 1981, 104 min. Dreams. Becoming an Atlantic City croupier will help Sally realize her dream of going to Monte Carlo, a symbol of the glamorous life that has been evading her since escaping from Saskatchewan a decade ago. Lou dreams that he was a great mobster in the old days. Grace came to Atlantic City for a Betty Grable look-alike contest and stayed to become the wife of a mobster. A brief visit to Atlantic City by Sally's estranged husband will change the course of the lives of Sally and Lou.
612, Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman. In February 1962, as the civil rights movement reaches Bayonne, Louisiana, a New York journalist arrives to interview Jane Pittman, who has just turned 110. She tells him her story, dating back to her earliest memories before slavery ended, a long walk toward freedom, marriage to Joe Pittman, her adopted son Ned's work as an educator, helping to raise Jimmy, who returns as a civil rights worker, and her own decision to become involved in contemporary issues. In between the chapters of her life, the present-day struggles of blacks in Bayonne, urged on by Jimmy, are dramatized.
334, Avenue of Americas, 1975, 82 min. Reveals the nature and the extent of the U.S. government and corporate complicity in the "destabilization" campaign and the 1973 coup that overthrew Allende's Popular Unity government in Chile. The video traces the economic and political background to Allende's 1970 election, and explains the program of the Popular Unity government and why it met with such deep-seated opposition from the U.S. and propertied classes in Chile. Directed by Jorge Reyes.
Ballad of a Soldier, 1960, 89 min. During World War II, 19-year-old soldier Alyosha gets a medal as a reward for a heroic act at the front. Instead of this medal he asks for a few days leave to visit his mother and repair the roof of their home. On the train eastwards he meets Shura, who is on her way to her aunt. In those few days traveling together they fall in love.
10, Ballad of Gregorio Cortez, 1983, 105 min. The retelling of an incident in Gonzales, Texas, in 1901 revolving around a stolen horse, mistaken identity and a killing. An unusual story of the all-too-usual exploitation of the powerless in Texas history.
489, Band of Outsiders, 1964, 108 min. This is a very rich and entertaining work. The plot revolves around two men and a woman who decide to rob the employer of the woman's aunt. However, Godard uses this slender plot as an excuse to riff on a wide spectrum of subjects. The would-be criminals run around, dance, recite newspapers stories to each other and have pretend shoot-outs.
161, Battleship Potemkin, 1925, 68 min. Based on the historical events, the movie tells the story of a riot at the battleship Potemkin. What started as a protest strike when the crew was given rotten meat for dinner ended in a riot. The sailors raised the red flag and tried to ignite the revolution in their home port Odessa.
358, Bedford Incident, 1965, 100 min. Richard Widmark plays a hardened cold-warrior and captain of the American destroyer USS Bedford. Sidney Poitier is a reporter given permission to interview the captain during a routine patrol. Poitier gets more than he bargained for when the Bedford discovers a Soviet sub in the depths and the captain begins a relentless pursuit, pushing his crew to the breaking point. This one's grim tension to the end.
1018, Bernice Johnson Reagon: The Singing Warrior, 2000, 40 min. The founder of the well-known a cappella group, "Sweet Honey in the Rock," tells of finding her voice in this Veterans of Hope interview. We circled the jail twice and went back to Union Baptist Church, and Charlie Jones said, “Bernice, sing a song.” I started “Over My Head” and the spiritual goes, “Over my head/I see trouble in the air.” So I flipped “trouble” into “freedom.” It was the first time I had ever done that, especially with a sacred song, a spiritual that came from slavery. I realized that there was something about the march that had moved me to a position where I could use the songs I had been taught.
425, Beulah (2 episodes), 1950, 60 min. A comedy series of a family with the central role pointed to their Negro domestic who pulls the weekly family situations together with more common sense than all of the other family members.
415, Bicycle Thief, 1949, 89 min. Antonio Ricci, unemployed for over two years, is overjoyed when he's finally given a job putting up posters. There's a catch, though -- he needs a bicycle as a requirement of the job, so he pawns the family linen to get a pawned bicycle back. He goes off to his first day's work, truly happy for the first time in years -- and the title of the film gives away what happens next.
437, Billie Holiday, 60 min. A glimpse into the life of Billie Holiday.
542, Birthright: Growing up Hispanic, 1988, 60 min. Explores the life of Hispanic Americans.
11, Bishop Tutu: A Man and His Vision, 1984, 60 min.
23, Black and White: Black English, 1986, 60 min. An examination of African American vernacular English and the people who speak it.
379, Black and White in Color, 1977, 90 min. French colonists in Africa, several months behind in the news, find themselves at war with their German neighbors. Deciding that they must do their proper duty and fight the Germans, they promptly conscript the local native population. Issuing them boots and rifles, the French attempt to make "proper" soldiers out of the Africans. A young, idealistic French geographer seems to be the only rational person in the town, and he takes over control of the "war" after several bungles on the part of the others.
487, Black God, White Devil, 1966, 102 min. Fictionalized account of the adventures of hired gunman Antonio das Mortes, set against the real-life last days of rural banditism. The movie follows Antonio as he witnesses the descent of common rural worker Manuel into a life of crime, joining the gang of Antonio's sworn enemy, Corisco the Blond Devil (Othon Bastos), and the Pedra Bonita Massacre.
513, Black Jewish Relations, 1989, 30 min. A documentary that focuses on the intertwined histories of Jews and blacks in America.
339, Black Movie Industry, parts 1-4, 1983, 120 min.
162, Black Orpheus, 1959, 110 min. In Rio, Orfeo is a trolley conductor and musician, engaged to Mira. During Carnival week, he sees Eurydice, who's fled her village in fear of a stalker; it's love at first sight. Her cousin Sarafina, with whom she stays in Rio, is a friend of Orfeo and Mira, so the star-crossed lovers meet again. Later, during the revels, wearing Sarafina's costume, Eurydice dances a provocative samba with Orfeo. Not only is Mira enraged when her rival is unmasked, but the stalker, dressed as Death, appears: Eurydice is in danger, pursued through noisy crowds and a morgue. Can Orfeo conduct her to safety? Don't look back.
1015, Black Panther San Francisco State: On Strike, 1969, 34 min. This is a film the Black Panthers used to promote their cause. The film traces the development of the Black Panther organization. The film also examines the legacy of multicultural education, which can be traced back to San Francisco in 1968-69. In one of the most high-profile student actions of the 1960s, students at San Francisco State University went on strike, shutting down the campus for six months.
1017, Black Woman March, 1997, 120 min. A film documenting the African American women from around the nation who jammed the streets of Philadelphia on October 25, 1997, for the Million Woman March to show solidarity and spotlight issues they say are ignored by some mainstream women's groups.
1016, Blacks and Jews, 1997, 85 min. The fault line between blacks and Jews is one of the most visible symbols of America's racial divide. This film, made collaboratively by Jewish and black filmmakers, goes behind the headlines and the rhetoric to try to heal the misunderstanding and mistrust. "Blacks and Jews" was acclaimed at the Sundance Film Festival for initiating a frank yet constructive nationwide dialogue between these two traditional allies.
428, Blacks and the Constitution, 1987, 60 min. Hosted by NBC News correspondent Norma Quarles, this 60-minute program discusses the impact the Constitution has had on black Americans and the integral part the Supreme Court plays in pursuing the safeguards provided by the Constitution. Appropriate for a high school and adult audience.
347, Bloods of Nam, 1986, 60 min. A high percentage of men on the front lines in Vietnam were young, poor, undereducated and black. By most accounts, they had the highest casualties. But these young men say they were fighting two wars -- against the enemy and against discrimination. Correspondent Wallace Terry, the author of "Bloods," the national bestseller on which this film is based, talks with black veterans who fought discrimination in Vietnam and who later confronted disillusionment when they came home.
547, Blow-up, 1966, 102 min. A photographer who is talented but aimless has photographed violence and pain without feeling any involvement. When he takes pictures of a couple in a park, he finds that he may have discovered a mystery, one that insists on involving him.
502, Blue Collar, 1978, 114 min. Three workers, Zeke, Jerry and Smokey, are working at a car plant and drinking their beers together. One night when they steal away from their wives to have some fun they get the idea to rob the local union's bureau safe. First they think it is a flop, because they get only $600 out of it, but then Zeke realizes that they also have gotten some "hot" material. They decide to blackmail their union. The best reason for that is the union itself. All three are provoked by the fact that the union claims to have lost $10,000 by their robbery.
12, Boat People, 1983, 111 min. A Japanese reporter arrives in Vietnam hoping to capture the essence the society under the rule of the Communist Party. With the help of a Vietnamese girl, he eventually opens his eyes to the painful truth of postwar Vietnam.
427, Brazil, Brazil, 1985, 94 min. Sam Lowry is a harried technocrat in a futuristic society that is needlessly convoluted and inefficient. He dreams of a life where he can fly away from technology and overpowering bureaucracy, and spend eternity with the woman of his dreams. While trying to rectify the wrongful arrest of one Harry Buttle, Lowry meets the woman he is always chasing in his dreams, Jill Layton. Meanwhile, the bureaucracy has fingered him responsible for a rash of terrorist bombings, and both Sam and Jill's lives are put in danger.
13, Breaker Morant, 1979, 107 min. During the Boer War, three Australian lieutenants are on trial for shooting Boer prisoners. Though they acted under orders, they are being used as scapegoats by the General Staff, who hopes to distance themselves from the irregular practices of the war. The trial does not progress as smoothly as expected by the General Staff, as the defense puts up a strong fight in the courtroom.
14, Breathless, 1959, 89 min. Middle-aged Madison Avenue advertising executive Roger O. Thornhill is mistaken for a government agent by a gang of spies. He gets involved in a series of misadventures and is pursued across the States by both the spies and the government whilst being helped by a beautiful blonde.
563, Broken Blossoms, 1919, 84 min. Cheng Huan is a missionary whose goal is to bring the teachings of peace by Buddha to the civilized Anglo Saxons. Upon landing in England, he is quickly disillusioned by the intolerance and apathy of the country. He becomes a storekeeper of a small shop. Out his window, he sees the young Lucy Burrows. She is regularly beaten by her prizefighter father, underfed and wears ragged clothes. Even in this deplorable condition, Cheng can see that she is a priceless beauty and he falls in love with her from afar.
15, Brother From Another Planet, 1983, 110 min. The Brother is an alien who has crash-landed on Earth, in New York City. While mute, strongly empathic and able to fix things, he resembles a black man with strange feet. His attempt to make a place for himself in Harlem is an allegory for the immigrant experience in the United States. Meanwhile, two bounty hunters from the Brother's home planet arrive and try to capture him.
314, Brown Sugar, Part 1 and 2, 1985, 60 min.
315, Brown Sugar, Part 3, 1985, 60 min.
36, Bruto, 1952, 123 min. The Brute is a slaughterhouse worker who more than makes up in muscle what he lacks in brain power. He's hired by a landlord to intimidate his unwanted tenants, but ends up seducing the daughter of one of them, much to the annoyance of the landlord's wife, with whom he's also having an affair.
342, Buck and the Preacher, 1971, 102 min. Poitier plays a wagon master who never gives up.
80, Buñuel, 1984, 58 min. Buñuel left Spain during the Civil War for the United States, where he worked within the film industry on documentaries, but it wasn’t until he moved to Mexico that he returned to filmmaking, after a 15-year hiatus. Developing his ideas and themes, Buñuel made some exceptional films during this period including "Los Olvidados" (1950) and "The Criminal Life of Archibaldo de la Cruz" (1955). The director returned to Europe in 1955 where, after the success and controversy of "Viridiana" (1961), he would go on to create many of his greatest films.
17, Burn, 1969, 115 min. Very good drama about colonialism with Marlon Brando playing the real-life character of William Walker, who teaches a colony of black slaves to take charge of their lives and fight against their Portuguese masters only to have to face the self-same black fighters later on when they have becomes the enemies of England.
368, Bye Bye Brazil, 1980, 105 min. The Caravana Rolidei rolls into town with the Gypsy Lord at the mic: he does magic tricks, the erotic Salomé dances and the mute Swallow performs feats of strength. A young accordion player is completely enamored of Salomé, and he begs to come along. The Gypsy Lord shrugs, and the accordionist and his pregnant wife, Dasdô, join the troupe. Television is their enemy as they go from the coast deep into the Amazon. Salomé lets the accordion player sleep with her once, with Dasdô's knowledge. He's moon-struck. Then, after Dasdô's baby is born and financial disaster hits the troupe, the accordionist must choose between seeing his wife a prostitute and leaving the caravan.
8, Cal, 1984, 104 min. Cal, a young man on the fringes of the IRA, falls in love with Marcella, a Catholic woman whose husband, a Protestant policeman, was killed one year earlier by the IRA.
441, Caminos a la democracia, 120 min.
496, Carabiniers, 1963, 81 min. During a war in an imaginary country, unscrupulous soldiers recruit poor farmers with promises of an easy and happy life. Two of these farmers write to their wives of their exploits.
42, Castro Interview, 1985, 69 min. An interview with Cuban dictator Fidel Castro.
349, Catch 22, 1970, 121 min. A bombardier in World War II tries desperately to escape the insanity of the war. However, sometimes insanity is the only sane way cope with a crazy situation. "Catch-22" is a parody of a "military mentality" and of a bureaucratic society in general.
515, Chasing a Rainbow, 1986, 85 min, Josephine Baker is little known in America, but she was a major star in France. She was born in St. Louis, Missouri, in 1906. An energetic black dancer gifted with an extraordinary figure, she was a performer in Broadway musicals while still in her teens. She was invited to perform in France as part of a troupe. Her semi-nude dancing was a sensation in Paris, which had previously little exposure to American black culture. She expanded her range by becoming a film actress and singer. During the German occupation of France during World War II, Baker became a heroine due to her espionage efforts for the Free French, which are still shrouded in mystery.
465, Check and Double Check.
80, Chien Andalou, 1928, 17 min. In a dream-like sequence, a woman's eye is slit open -- juxtaposed with a similarly shaped cloud obsucuring the moon moving in the same direction as the knife through the eye -- to grab the audience's attention. The French phrase "ants in the palms" (which means that someone is "itching" to kill) is shown literally. A man pulls a piano along with the tablets of the Ten Commandments and a dead donkey toward the woman he's itching to kill.
19, Child Survival: The Silent Emergency, 1985, 60 min. NOVA charts the progress of an ambitious worldwide health program established to save the lives of millions of children who continue to die from common but curable diseases.
1033, Children of the Camps, 1999, 57 min. "The Children of the Camps" documentary captures the experiences of six Americans of Japanese ancestry who were confined as innocent children to internment camps by the U.S. government during World War II. The film vividly portrays their personal journey to heal the deep wounds they suffered from this experience.
Choosing for Justice 2, 1984, 60 min. "To preach the work of God relevantly in South Africa," Dr. Boesak observes, "is to walk through a minefield blindfolded." This documentary explains how Dr. Boesak found a message of brotherhood at the heart of the Christian tradition and decided to devote his ministry to ending apartheid's systematic division of people from each other. NOTE: Narration is by James Earl Jones.
509, Clandestinos (Underground), 1987, 100 min. Before the military coup in Cuba, a group of people have a clandestine printing press, used to print subversive pamphlets against the government.
420, Classified People, 1987, 55 min. A documentary detailing the nature of racial classification and segregation in South Africa. "Robert," a 91-year-old man has been classified "coloured." His second wife is black, but the children of he and his first white French wife are somehow whites. A piercing look at the convoluted mechanics of apartheid.
550, Clayton Powell, Adam, 1989, 60 min. The story of Adam Clayton Powell, the well-educated African American congressman whose life was tragically cut short.
377, Clean Slate, 1981, 128 min. In a French African colony Lucien Cordier is the cop of this village, populated with blacks and a few whites (usually dumb, racialist and lustful). He is a washout; everyone (including his wife, Huguette) humiliates him. He never arrests anyone and looks at elsewhere when a dirty trick occurs. But one day, he turns into a Machiavellian exterminating angel.
21, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, 1977, 135 min. Roy Neary sets out to investigate a power outage when his truck stalls and he is bathed in light from above. After this, strange visions and five musical notes keep running through his mind. Will he find the meaning of the visions, and who -- or what -- placed them in his mind?
24, Closing Door, 1985, 60 min. Examines U.S. immigration policy, its history as well as the current crisis, and shows how public opinion, human rights and political issues have historically influenced policy decisions. Produced by Jim Burroughs and Carol Polakoff.
501, Colonel Redl, 1984, 144 min. At an Austrian military academy, Alfred Redl (Klaus Maria Brandauer), a Catholic with Jewish roots, forms a friendship with aristocrat Kristof von Kubinyi (Jan Niklas) and his sister, Katalin (Gudrun Landgrebe). She falls in love with him but cannot marry below her station. Still, they carry on a lifelong affair, though, as she suspects, he has always been in love with her brother. Despite Redl's constant fear of exposure as a Jew or a homosexual, he rises to the rank of colonel. As the Austro-Hungarian empire crumbles from within in the heady days before World War I, he is placed in charge of internal military intelligence in Vienna, where he is drawn into the Byzantine schemes of the archduke, who may be plotting to start a war.
540, Color of Destiny, 1987, 105 min. Teenager and his Chilean parents live in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, in exile, after his brother is killed by the military government in Chile. Years later, still haunted by the past, he undergoes a crisis when he learns his cousin had been arrested in Santiago, and quarrels with his family when he decides to know his country and the details of his past.
523, Color of Honor, 90 min. "The Color of Honor" portrays the complex variety of responses of Japanese American men during WWII. While reviled and interned in their home country for their ethnic heritage, they were also confronted with the rise of fascism abroad. Some wanted to prove they were loyal Americans and fought bravely in the highly decorated all-Japanese American 442nd Regimental Combat Unit, which liberated European towns, even while their own families were virtually imprisoned.
1003, Columbus Didn't Discover Us, 1992, 24 min. The 500th anniversary of Christopher Columbus’s historic voyage to America also marked 500 years of survival by indigenous people throughout the Americas, whose way of life was fundamentally changed by the European landing. This documentary is a moving testimony about the impact of the Columbus legacy on the lives of indigenous peoples from across the hemisphere. Native people speak about the devastation of their cultures resulting from the “European invasion,” contemporary struggles over land and human rights, the importance of reviving spiritual traditions and the need to alert the world to the environmental crises threatening the survival of the planet.
370, Come Back, Africa, 1959, 83 min. This film on apartheid in South Africa established Lionel Rogosin as master of cinema verite. The use of actual settings and non-professional actors in telling a story set a tone of reality far beyond any movies of the time. The images are still haunting five decades later.
357, Conspiracy: The Trial of the Chicago 8, 1987, 120 min. A made-for-cable-TV docudrama about the trial of the men accused of conspiring to cause protesters to riot at the 1968 Democratic National Convention in Chicago. Combines in an innovative manner dramatic recreations (largely faithful to the actual trial transcripts) with documentary footage and interviews with the actual defendants.
22, The Conversation, 1974, 113 min. Harry Caul is a nationally known expert on surveillance. The director of a large company has hired him to record the conversations of two of the director's employees. Some years previous, Harry's work directly led to the murder of three people, and now he has reason to fear that it will happen again.
1004, The Country Diary of an Edwardian Lady, 1996, 600 min. Edith Holden's unique record of the changing seasons of Edwardian England is inspired in this 12-part program. This video depicts the thoughts, anecdotes and writings interspersed with poetry. It records in meticulous detail her personal observations of the nature and wildlife throughout the English countryside.
499, Coverup: Behind the Iran Contra Affair, 1988, 72 min. It is a documentary that explores many of the issues related to Ollie North and the Iran-Contra scandal. Topics covered include Rex-84 Bravo, the Federal Emergency Management Agency, aid to Contras in Nicaragua and covert operations during the Reagan administration. As with her other film, this one is well worth seeing for a different view of U.S. foreign policy than the one you normally get on the evening news.
480, Crucero, 1987, 60 min. Verdecchia manages to illustrate the cultures of Latinos and Canadians and their differences, such as language, cultural stereotypes and how one can find a home in-between the two. Without needing to use much of a plot, Verdecchia shows the struggles that one goes through in order to find a place in between two worlds and how the same geographical location can be both home and a foreign country to someone with an hyphenated identity. By using himself and his Latino stereotype alter ego as the protagonists of this short film, Verdecchia manages to make his audience ponder, question and laugh at what they know about Latinos and Canadians as they are shown Verdecchia's search for his identity.
555, Cul-de-sac, 1966, 106 min. A wounded criminal and his dying partner take refuge at a beachfront castle. The owners of the castle, a meek Englishman and his willful French wife, are initially the unwilling hosts to the criminals. Quickly, however, the relationships between the criminal, the wife and the Englishman begin to shift in humorous and bizarre fashion.
32, Dance Fest: Silence Is the End of Our Song, 1983, 40 min.
568, Dance in America: The American Indian Dance Theatre, 1990, 60 min.
1008, Dances with Wolves, 1990, 180 min. Lt. John Dunbar is dubbed a hero after he accidentally leads Union troops to a victory during the Civil War. He requests a position on the western frontier, but finds it deserted. He soon finds out he is not alone, but meets a wolf he dubs "Two-socks" and a curious Indian tribe. Dunbar quickly makes friends with the tribe and discovers a white woman who was raised by the Indians. He gradually earns the respect of these Native people and sheds his white-man's ways.
526, Daughters of Abraham (parts 1 & 2), 1988, 60 min. A feature about feminist thought in Judaism.
451, De cierta manera (One Way or Another), 1974, 79 min. Documentary about Miraflores, a housing development built in 1962.
457, Death of a Bureaucrat, 1966, 85 min. A young man attempts to fight the system in an entertaining account of bureaucracy amok and the tyranny of red tape.
31, Decline of Labor Unions in America, 1985, 30 min.
373, Defiant Ones, 1958, 97 min. Joker Jackson and Noah Cullen are two bandits who're in jail. They hate each other. They fly and are pursued by the police. While they're chained, the two are dependent on one another. When they eventually get rid of their chains, their hostility has been changed into fellowship and respect.
411, Devil Gave Us Oil, 1986, 60 min. Looks at the plight of heavily indebted Mexico, where the expectation of a continued rise in oil prices encouraged that government to borrow too heavily. Follows the life of a typical local farmer and his family who live near an oil refinery and must cope with its pollution.
30, Diary of a Chambermaid, 1964, 103 min. Celestine the chambermaid has a new job in the country. The Monteils, where she works, are a group of strange people. The wife is frigid, her husband is always hunting animals and women, and her father is a shoe fetishist. Joseph, the farm laborer, is a fascist and being sexual attacked by Celestine. Celestine arranges herself with the situation and is getting friendship with the neighbor, an ex-officer, who likes damaging his neighbor's things. After the death of the old man, she quits but because of the rape and murder of a child she stays, because she believes that Joseph is the murderer. To get his confession she sleeps with him.
29, Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie, 1972, 104 min. Several bourgeois friends planning to get together for dinner experience a succession of highly unusual occurrences that interfere with their expected dining enjoyment.
1009, Diversity Retreat, 1992, 55 min. This video record of a weekend diversity retreat explores diversity from many including those of minority students, foreign students, students with differing sexual orientations and students with disabilities.
399, Dollar a Day, 10 Cents a Dance, 1984, 30 min. "Dollar a Day, 10 Cents a Dance" reveals the forgotten story of the Filipino farm workers who arrived in the United States during the 1920s and 1930s. Their story is poignantly told through interviews with many of the elderly survivors, whose close-knit brotherhood brought them not only a means of survival, but the strength to organize some of the most successful agricultural labor unions in California.
543, Dona Barbara, 1987, 138 min. In this adaptation of Romulo Gallegos's classic novel, young Santos Luzardo (Jorge Perugorria) returns to his family's ranch in hope of selling it and moving beyond his family's mysterious past. However, the seductive Dona Barbara (Esther Goris), also purported to be a witch, complicates matters, and Luzardo soon finds himself in a web of passion, greed and family secrets.
26, Dona Flor and Her Two Husbands, 1977, 106 min. In a small city of Brazil, Flor (a very good-looking woman) marries Vadinho, a very handsome and erotic man. Once married she finds he is a good-for-nothing. She works teaching cooking to her neighbors but he takes all her money to gamble. One day he dies. Flor misses the goods of the marriage so she marries again with a very correct gentleman -- the owner of the drugstore (Teodoro). Now she's very happy with her man, but misses the erotic moments with her previous husband. Then the ghost of Vadinho comes to earth to chase her.
28, Down and Out in America, 1985, 60 min. This Academy Award-winning film documents the lives of America's homeless population. After poring over the grim statistics, which reveal millions homeless and millions more living in poverty, filmmaker Lee Grant studies three stories in depth: farmers plagued with debt, a group of homeless people in a town called Justiceville and a bewildered, resentful young family forced out onto the streets after their apartment catches on fire.
1010, Downside UP, 2000, 56 min. "Downside UP" captures the beginnings of America's largest museum of contemporary art, MASS MoCA (Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art), and the rebirth of its host city, North Adams. Through the eyes of filmmaker Nancy Kelly and her family, many of whom worked in the factory before it closed, the film renders the subtle changes in the spirit of a region, from the intimate view of a kitchen table. "Downside UP" is about the tentative, dangerous notion of hope in a town widely viewed as hopeless.
27, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. . . An Amazing Grace, 80 min. One of the only black-produced documentaries of Dr. Martin's Luther King Jr.'s life, "An Amazing Grace" chronicles his role in the events that surrounded the civil rights movement of the 1950s and 1960s.
421, Dr. Nkrumah, 60 min.
545, Dream in a Different Key, 100 min.
556, Drunken Angel, 1948, 102 min. After a battle with rival criminals, a small-time gangster is treated by an alcoholic doctor in postwar Japan. The doctor diagnoses the young gangster's tuberculosis and convinces him to begin treatment for it. The two enjoy an uneasy friendship until the gangster's former boss is released from prison and seeks to take over his gang once again. The ailing young man loses his status as gang boss and becomes ostracized, and eventually confronts his former boss in a battle to the death.
483, Duel in the Sun, 1946, 131 min. When her father is hanged for shooting his wife and her lover, half-breed Pearl Chevez goes to live with distant relatives in Texas. Welcomed by Laura Belle and her elder lawyer son Jesse, she meets with hostility from the ranch owner himself, wheelchair-bound Senator, and with lustful interest from womanizing unruly younger brother Lewt. Almost at once, already existing family tensions are exacerbated by her presence and the way she is physically drawn to Lewt.
548, Dutchman, 1966, 56 min. Strange, allegorical drama about the struck-up-on-the-spot relationship between two passengers in a New York City subway car: a black man (Al Freeman Jr.) and a white woman (Shirley Knight) flirt with each other and engage in adult banter. As they alternately beguile and exasperate each other, their conversation reflects the sexual and racial tensions between them.
583, Eat a Bowl of Tea, 1990, 100 min. A study in culture bridging, including a new U.S.-born husband, trying to work within the traditional ways; a new China-born wife, eager to join the "dream" of America; two family-minded fathers; and lots of gender-related social bifurcations.
464, Eighteenth Century Woman, 1982, 60 min. Using the Metropolitan Museum's costume collection as a point of departure, this documentary provides an in-depth look at the role of women in the 18th century when "to be direct was to be dull, and dullness was the greatest of sins." Includes interviews with Philippe de Montebello, director of the museum, as well as costume curator Stella Blum and Vogue Magazine editor Diana Vreeland.
36, El Bruto, 1952, 123 min. The Brute is a slaughterhouse worker who more than makes up in muscle what he lacks in brain power. He's hired by a landlord to intimidate his unwanted tenants, but ends up seducing the daughter of one of them, much to the annoyance of the landlord's wife, with whom he's also having an affair.
37, El Norte, 1983, 141 min. Mayan Indian peasants, tired of being thought of as nothing more than "brazos fuertes" ("strong arms," i.e., manual laborers) and organizing in an effort to improve their lot in life, are discovered by the Guatemalan army. After the army destroys their village and family, a brother and sister, teenagers who just barely escaped the massacre, decide they must flee to "El Norte" ("the North," i.e., the U.S.A.).
97, Elephant Man, 1980, 124 min. A Victorian doctor comes to care for a man catastrophically deformed with Proteous Syndrome.
336, End of the Trail, 1981, 52 min. During the great Westward migration, Native Americans were continuously and rapaciously displaced for a greedy, young nation. This is a sobering, honest account of a tragic time in the history of the U.S. "Eloquent and poetic ... a truly moving feature" (New York Daily News).
500, Equus, 1977, 145 min. A psychiatrist, Martin Dysart, investigates the savage blinding of six horses with a metal spike in a stable in Hampshire, England. The atrocity was committed by an unassuming 17-year-old stable boy named Alan Strang, the only son of an opinionated but inwardly timid father and a genteel, religious mother. As Dysart exposes the truths behind the boy's demons, he finds himself face-to-face with his own.
38, Erendira, 1983, 104 min. While Erendira, a beautiful teenage girl, has a surreal mystical vision, her grandmother's house catches on fire and burns to the ground. Her grandmother holds Erendira responsible and, in order to extract restitution from the girl, forces her into prostitution. Erendira's surreal mystical experiences continue while her grandmother grows rich from exploiting her.
442, Ethnic Notions, 58 min. "Ethnic Notions" is Marlon Riggs' Emmy-winning documentary that takes viewers on a disturbing voyage through American history, tracing for the first time the deep-rooted stereotypes that have fueled anti-black prejudice. Through these images we can begin to understand the evolution of racial consciousness in America.
39, Even the Heavens Weep, 1985, 60 min. Chronicles the rise of the company town and labor in coal mining areas. Shows the beginning of the Mine Wars at Cabin Creek, W. Va. Details the battle of Blair Mountain in 1921 in Logan and Mingo Counties, W. Va.
585, Export TV: Anatomy of an Electronic Invasion, 25 min. Examines the feasibility, illegality and political implications of TV Marti, a U.S. government broadcast service beamed into Cuba by way of an intricate satellite and weather balloon link-up in clear contravention of international law and broadcast regulations. The film features interviews with U.S. and Cuban officials, foreign policy and broadcast experts, and Cuban citizens.
40, Exterminating Angel, 1962, 95 min. After a lavish dinner party, the guests find themselves mysteriously unable to leave the room, and over the next few days all the elaborate pretenses and facades that they've built up by virtue of their position in society collapse completely as they become reduced to living like animals.
576-579, Eyes on the Prize, 1990, 120 min. This is a documentary series about the glory years of the American civil rights movement, starting in 1952 with the murder of Emmett Till and the subsequent trial and ending with the civil rights march to Selma in 1965. Along the way, the series touches on the major figures of the movement such as Martin Luther King Jr. and Rosa Parks and major incidents such as the Little Rock school riots and Montgomery, Alabama, Transit Boycott.
41, Faces of War, 27 min.
359, Fail Safe, 1964, 120 min. A technical malfunction in the Pentagon's strategic control system causes an erroneous order to be sent to a B-58 squadron on a routine training mission instructing the bombers to fly beyond their fail safe distance. At this point the flight crew are trained to cease communications and prepare to fulfill their objective by bombing Moscow. As the planes near their target, the crisis deepens and together the Americans and Soviets decide on a final, desperate solution.
34, Falasha: Exile for the Black Jews, 1984, 80 min. Story of the exile of the black Jewish population in Ethiopia.
549, Familiar Enemies, 1989, 60 min.
552, Father (Diary of One week), 1967, 89 min. Ever since the death of his father, young Tako (Dani Erdélyi) has filled the paternal void with a series of fantasies in which his father (Miklós Gábor) is envisioned as a partisan freedom fighter, a cultured world traveler and a decorated hero. When he reaches manhood, Tako (now played by András Bálint) struggles to live up to the heroic image he crafted, even as he discovers a world in which valor has little place. But he cannot relinquish the comforting daydreams, and as the fantasies he harbors become more elaborate, the mythic father becomes a heroic protector of the Hungarian Jews during the Nazi occupation.
33, Fela: A Documentary, 1984, 60 min. Fela Kuti was a world music legend, with a career sadly cut short due to an untimely death from AIDS in 1997. This fascinating documentary offers an overview of his career; shot in 1982, it highlights Fela's political leanings (he once harbored dreams of becoming Nigerian president) as well as the sheer delight of his music and concert performances.
309, Fires on the Plain, 1959, 105 min. It is the Philippines, 1945. The Japanese Imperial Army has been reduced to a ragtag mob hiding in the jungles. Among them is Pvt. Tamura. The situation goes from bad to worse and in the face of the brutal conditions facing the men, some go insane and resort to murder and cannibalism. In the midst of this, Pvt. Tamura tries to survive without giving up his principles.
520, First Frontier, 1987, 60 min. A sequel to "Lost in Time," "First Frontier" tells a 300-year saga of Southeastern history from the dreams and hardships of the early Spanish explorers to the Trail of Tears and the Indian removals of the 1830s. The program was shot on locations throughout the Southeast in cooperation with the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians and the Poarch Band of Creek Indians.
364, Flapper Story ,1986, 30 min. Offers a lively mixture of contemporary interviews and archival film footage in a thoughtful examination of the social phenomenon of the "flapper," the provocative "New Woman" of America's Roaring '20s. It traces the historical developments which gave shape to the flapper ideal, explores the ways in which the flapper rebelled against prevailing social mores, and also considers the contradictions and limitations which underlay the flapper's newly won independence.
307, For Freedom Is South Africa, 1986, 60 min.
375, For Love of Ivy ,1968, 102 min. A white family has had the same black maid for many years. When she tells them she wants to go back to school and will be leaving soon, the 20ish-year-old son decides what she needs is a change and begins searching for a man to wine her, dine her but who won't marry her, thinking that this will turn her aside from her plans. The man he finds doesn't entirely cooperate.
582, Forbidden Land, 1986, 60 min. An examination of the Catholic Church in Brazil.
378, Freud Under Analysis, 1987, 60 min. NOVA program. Traces the development of Freud's major ideas.
537, Frida, 1984, 110 min. The most prominent female painter of Latin America, Frida Kahlo, is agonizing in her Coyoacán home. She evokes memories of her childhood, the streetcar accident that caused her terrible pain and affliction, her friendship with Trotsky and painter Alfaro Siqueiros, her marriage to Diego Rivera, her miscarriage, her political commitment, her love affairs and the anticipated exhibition of her works.
539, Frida Kahlo, 1988, 55 min. This award-winning documentary (Montreal International Festival of Films) provides a stirring look at cult icon Frida Kahlo. A brutal car accident, years of traumatic surgery and endless heartache left Frida Kahlo devastated, relentlessly transferring her physical and psychological pain to the canvas. Readings from her diaries, archival photographs and glorious film footage offer an intimate portrait of one of the most astonishing figures of the 20th century. Her painting is the greatest proof of the renaissance of Mexico.
431, Frontline: A Class Divided, 1970, 57 min. One day in 1968 in an all-white town in Iowa, a teacher divides her elementary class into blue-eyed versus brown-eyed to teach them a lesson in segregation.
380, Fury, 1936, 95 min. Based on the story "Mob Rule" by Norman Krasna. Joe Wilson and Katherine Grant are in love, but he doesn't have enough money for them to get married. So Katherine moves across the country to make money. Through the course of the movie, Fritz Lang shows us how a decent and once civilized man can become a ruthless and bitter man.
45, Gabriela, 1983, 100 min. Portuguese with English subtitles. In 1925, Gabriela becomes cook, mistress and then wife of Nacib, a bar owner in a small Brazilian coastal town runs by the local colonels. Nacib becomes tired of Gabriela's uneducated ways, and annuls the marriage when he finds her in bed with his friend Tonico. The political ways of the town modernize slightly and Gabriela returns as Nacib's mistress.
310, Gates of Hell, 1953, 86 min. In 1350, during an attempted coup, one of the court's ladies in waiting disguises herself as the lord's wife, and a loyal samurai conveys her from the city. This diversion allows the royal family to escape. After the coup fails, the samurai asks his lord to let him marry the woman as his reward. The lord grants the request and then discovers she is already married to one of the ruling family's lieges. The samurai clings to his desire, importuning her to leave her husband, then challenging the husband to release her. Although the husband stays calm and she stays faithful, the samurai remains intemperate and stubborn, with tragic consequences.
50, Generations of Resistance, 1980, 50 min. The chronicles of the Aboriginal struggle for independence.
86, Genocide, 1982, 82 min. A documentary about the "Final solution" to the Jewish people in Europe in the early 20th century. Filled with period black and white photos of mass graves, death camps, historical figures and period film, this film really captures the times -- definitely not the brightest time for the Jewish people but as this film shows, there is always hope. Recommended for anyone wanting to know about the Holocaust -- something that did happen and should not be forgotten in this new millennium.
506, Geronimo and the Apache Resistance, 1988, 60 min. His infamous struggle against the pioneer advances made him the most famous Indian warrior. Hear the descendants of the Apaches who fought along with Geronimo tell their story about the battles fought to retain the traditional ways of life.
43, Get Out Your Handkerchiefs, 1978, 110 min. Solange is depressed: she's stopped smiling, she eats little, she says less. She has fainting fits. Her husband Raoul seeks to save her by enlisting Stephane, a stranger, to be her lover. Although he listens to Mozart and has every Pocket Book arranged in alphabetical order, Stephane fails to cheer Solange.
433, Gionanni, Nikki Spirit to Spirit, 1987, 30 min. The famed poet shares her powerful art.
44, Go Tell It on the Mountain, 1985, 120 min. Based off the book by James Baldwin. This movie tells the story of the African American strife in the 20th century.
423, God and Politics: The Kingdom Divided, 1987, 90 min. Moyers takes viewers on a journey to Central America, where two distinct factions of Christianity are transforming the role of modern missionaries, shaping events abroad as well as impacting U.S. foreign policy. The program debates whether the role of religion is to save souls or address the inequalities of society, and Moyers talks with people who are promoting ideas of justice along with the Word of God.
47, Good Fight, 1983, 102 min. This documentary presents the experiences of the Abraham Lincoln Brigade, using interviews with survivors more than 50 years later. First, the film sets the context with the rise of fascism. Then, in 1936, Spain's military revolts against the elected government, and the U.S. and Europe agree not to intervene.
323, Grand Illusion, 1937, 12 min. During the first World War, two French officers are captured. Captain De Boeldieu is an aristocrat while Lieutenant Marechal was a mechanic in civilian life. They meet other prisoners from various backgrounds, such as Rosenthal, the son of wealthy Jewish bankers. They are separated from Rosenthal before managing to escape. A few months later, they meet again in a fortress commanded by the aristocrat Van Rauffenstein.
1030, The Great Escapes of WWII, 2001, 200 min. No walls could hold them. No punishment could scare them. No enemy could stop them. In this unforgettable collection, former POWs, resistance fighters, soldiers and guards tell the incredible stories of their thrilling adventures. Through dramatic re-creations, rare photographs and films, you'll race for the last train out of Paris, risk certain death in Europe's underground railroad and crawl through the tunnels of the real-life breakout now known as The Great Escape. This fascinating program tells the complete account of the legendary escape, from the designs of tunnel king Wally Floody to the actual flight of 76 men in 1944.
95, Great Wall, 1986, 105 min. When computer programmer Leo Fang is passed up for promotion, he feels it is because he is Chinese and quits. He takes his Chinese American family to Mainland China to visit his relatives, the Chao's, for a vacation. The clash of cultures, between the men, wives and teenagers, leads to some confusion and misunderstanding.
462, Growing Under Apartheid's Feet.
51, Growing up Poor, 1986, 60 min. The children of Chester, Pennsylvania, are plagued by poor health, malnutrition, drugs and family problems. Half of them live below the poverty line. Frontline follows them through the maze of social service programs available to them and discovers what it is like growing up poor.
101, Guatemala: The Hidden Holocaust, 1984, 53 min. BBC documentary on effects of Guatemalan Army's highlands "pacification" campaign; from Network in Solidarity with the People of Guatemala (NISGUA).
476, Guns, Drugs, and the CIA, 1988, 60 min. An investigation of the CIA and its role in international drug dealing.
1031, Gwedolyn Zoharah Simmons: Following the Call, 2000, 44 min. For seven years during the 1960s, Gwendolyn Zoharah Simmons worked with the Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee (SNCC). She engaged in sit-ins, built freedom schools and libraries, and fought for voter registration and desegregation in Mississippi, Georgia and Alabama. She continued her civil rights work as a staff member of the American Friends Service Committee for 23 years. She is a practicing Sufi Muslim and currently teaches Islam, women's studies and religion at the University of Florida. This is her story.
445, Hamer, Fannie Lou Never Turn Back: The Life of ,1983, 58 min. Pays tribute to Fannie Lou Hamer, nonviolent motivator in the civil rights movement. Includes an interview with her, comments from individuals who knew her or her work, and scenes of her galvanizing civil rights workers.
61, Hard Road to Glory: A History of the Black Athlete in America, 1985, 105 min. Historical piece is a compelling look at the early role of the black athlete in America. Follow stars such as boxer Joe Louis, tennis champ Althea Gibson, track star Jesse Owens, skater Debbie Thomas, golfer Calvin Peete and others in their struggles and achievements.
56, Harlan Country, U.S.A., 1976, 120 min. This film documents the coal miners' strike against the Brookside Mine of the Eastover Mining Company in Harlan County, Kentucky, in June 1973. Eastover's refusal to sign a contract (when the miners joined with the United Mine Workers of America) led to the strike, which lasted more than a year and included violent battles between gun-toting company thugs/scabs and the picketing miners and their supportive women-folk.
511, Hasta Cierto Punto (Up to a Certain Point), 1983, 75 min. This clever self-reflexive satire about the battle of the sexes in contemporary Cuba tells the story of an educated, liberal filmmaker who, in doing research for a film about the social problem of machismo in Cuban society, finds himself falling in love with the sexy, liberated Lina, a pioneering female dockworker.
59, Heartland, 1979, 95 min. A widow, Elinore, and her two-year-old daughter travel to Wyoming in 1909, to work as housekeeper and laundress for a rancher, Mr. Stewart, a Scottish immigrant. To gain some level of independence and escape from the harsh life as a domestic on Stewart's ranch, Elinore tries to homestead land of her own, but a difficult year follows. This film is based on the life of Elinore Pruitt Stewart, whose journals were published as "Letters of a Woman Homesteader," first in the Atlantic Monthly, and then by the University of Nebraska Press in 1961.
58, Hearts and Minds, 1974, 112 min. This film recounts the history and attitudes of the opposing sides of the Vietnam War using archival news footage as well as their own film and interviews. A key theme is how attitudes of American racism and self-righteousness militarism helped create and prolong this bloody conflict. The film also endeavors to give voice to the Vietnamese people themselves as to how the war has affected them and their reasons why they fight the United States and other Western powers while showing the basic humanity of the people that U.S. propaganda tried to dismiss.
541, Hell to Pay, 1988, 60 min. A moving and politically sophisticated analysis of the international debt situation through the eyes of the women of Bolivia, the poorest country in Latin America. Although most directly affected by government austerity programs, peasant women are assumed not to understand the workings of international capital and foreign policy. "Hell to Pay" poignantly contradicts such assumptions as teachers, textile workers and miners’ wives speak vividly and with great comprehension of the causes of the debt crisis and the burden they are forced to bear.
Hiroshima , Mon Amour, 1959, 91 min. A French young woman has spent the night with a Japanese man at Hiroshima, where she went for the shooting of a film about peace. He reminds her of the first man she loved. It was during World War II, and he was a German soldier. The main themes of this film are memory and oblivion.
542, Hispanic Mosaic, 1987, 60 min. Minority groups are often seen as all the same. This is especially so when their difference from the majority is identified by language and culture, which all members are supposed to share. This film looks at the differences within a minority group classified as similar by non-members.
53, History of Consumer Protest, 1984, 60 min.
437, Holiday, Billie, 60 min. Glimpse into the life of the tragic star.
510, Hombre de Exito (A Successful Man), 1986, 110 min. Javier Argüelles, an opportunistic young man from Cuban middle class, survives all kind of political changes in Havana, from 1932 to 1959, while his brother Darío is persecuted and killed because of his leftist ideas.
540, Hombre de un sola nota, 1988, 14 min.
372, 54, Home of the Brave, 1949, 86 min. Based on the play by Arthur Laurents, this film recounts the story of a young black private who suffered a nervous breakdown. Black and white film.
355, 73, Hopi Songs of the Fourth World, 1983, 112 min. "Hopi: Songs of the Fourth World" is a compelling study of the Hopi that captures their deep spirituality and reveals their integration of art and daily life. Amidst the beautiful images of Hopi land and life, a variety of Hopi -- a farmer, religious elder, grandmother, painter, potter and weaver -- speak about the preservation of the Hopi way.
401, Hour of the Star, 1986, 96 min. Suzana Amaral's debut feature explores the poignant life of Macabéa, an inarticulate and poor young woman who has left her rural home in Brazil's northeast to make her way in the city of Sao Paulo.
366, How We Got the Vote: The Exciting Story of the Struggle for Female Equality, 1986, 52 min.
72, Human Rights, 1985, 90 min.
560, Hunger in America, 1989, 60 min. This presentation is produced under the sponsorship of several denominational hunger programs. It describes, through personal interviews, who is hungry in the U.S. and why, and outlines both government and private responses to the problem. Various ways are suggested for individuals as well as church and community groups to become involved.
62, I Will Fight No More. . .Forever, 1975, 105 min. The Nez Perce Indians take on the entire western division of the U.S. Army in this true story of heroics, strategies and faith. After refusing to live in the confines of a reservation, the Nez Perce Indian tribe make their move to the wild mountains of Canada much to the opposition of the U.S. Cavalry.
558, Il Posto, 1961, 90 min. Domenico and Antonietta are two suburban Italian youths who meet while seeking "a job for life" from a big city corporation. After a bizarre screening process made up of written exams, physical agility exercises and interview questions such as "Do you drink to forget your troubles?" (Domenico and Antonietta are no older than 17 or 18), they land jobs in the "Technical Division" and "Typing Services" respectively.
94, Imitation of Life, 1934, 120 min. In 1947 at Coney Island, down-on-her-luck actress Lora Meredith and her young daughter Susie meet colored Annie Johnson and her daughter Sarah Jane. Annie is desperate for a place to live and offers to work as Lora's maid for food and lodging. Lora's luck begins to change as a result of their meeting and their two stories unfold across the years. However, Annie's problems start when Sarah Jane tries to pass as white.
333, Immigration Reform and Control Act, 1987, 30 min.
353, In Search of Marcos' Millions, 1987, 60 min. The day Ferdinand and Imelda Marcos fled the Philippines in 1986, they left with $8.9 million in jewelry, cash and bonds. But the Philippine government claims they took much more, plundering the wealth of the nation, stashing it in fake companies and secret bank accounts. Frontline tracked hundreds of millions of dollars of the Marcos money and asked whether the Philippine government will ever get it back
374, In the Heat of the Night, 1967, 110 min. Virgil Tibbs is a Philadelphia homicide detective home to see his mother in the rural South. He is arrested on general principles when a rich white man is found dead, and Tibbs' being black is enough reason. When his identity is established, his boss offers his services to the small-town sheriff who has little experience with murder investigations. As the two policemen learn how to work together, they begin to make progress on the crime.
447, In the Shadow of the Law, 1987, 60 min. A documentary portrait of four families who have lived illegally in the United States for many years, exploring their everyday reality, from constant worry about being apprehended by the U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service to being taken advantage of by many who capitalize on their vulnerability. Using the voices of the families themselves, the program provides a human view of their family life and their hopes for the future, particularly under the amnesty provisions of the 1986 Simpson-Rodino immigration bill.
52, Indians, Outlaws, and Angie Debo, 1988, 60 min. Angie Debo's meticulous research of Oklahoma history brought her to a disturbing discovery: The five civilized Indian tribes of Oklahoma were the victims of a complex swindle. Major political figures had robbed and even murdered Indians who held oil-rich land. Banned from publication, Debo was shunned as a troublemaker until Princeton University published her books in 1950. Today, her nine books serve as a cornerstone of American Indian scholarship, and her research is frequently cited as evidence in present-day federal court cases involving tribal land rights. This program outlines Debo's heroic life and her unique experience. Produced by Barbara Abrash and Martha Sandlin.
320, Inside the CIA: On Company Business, 1987. What part did the CIA play in the Cold War? How instrumental were they in Cuba's Bay of Pigs invasion? Did they cause the overthrow of President Allende in Chile? This volume starts at the end of World War II when the "Company" was formed and takes us through the various political incidents that the CIA has played a major role in throughout the last 40 years.
318, Inside the CIA Part 2: Assassination, 1987, 49 min. It's been a "Company" secret for many years…until this videotape! Assassination as a tool of our country's foreign policy has always been kept under wraps -- until key ex-agents tell their shocking stories to our cameras. Now you can learn for the first time of plots by the CIA to murder the leaders of various governments around the world, including Fidel Castro.
319, Inside the CIA Part 3: Subversion, 1987, 67 min. The CIA has two goals: gathering information and influencing the balance of world power. When a world leader's policies did not match those of the CIA, the "Company" used subversion to topple or destabilize the government. This could mean restoring the Shah of Iran to power, overthrowing Chile's Marxist government, and continuously destabilizing Latin American politics.
532, Intifada: the Palestinians and Israel, 1989, 150 min. A documentary show that brings to life the violent Islamic uprising in the Gaza Strip and West Bank from the Israeli perspective and the Palestinian perspective.
71, Intolerance, 1916, 115 min. Intolerance and its terrible effects are examined in four historical eras. In ancient Babylon, a mountain girl is caught up in the religious rivalry that leads to the city's downfall. In Judea, the hypocritical Pharisees condemn Jesus Christ. In 1572 Paris, unaware of the impending St. Bartholomew's Day Massacre, two young Huguenots prepare for marriage. Finally, in modern America, social reformers destroy the lives of a young woman and her beloved. Black and white film; silent.
69, Jesse Jackson Address at Princeton, 1985, 60 min. Talk against apartheid in Johannesburg, South Africa.
528, Jesse Jackson at Democratic National Convention, 1988.
490, Jericho, 1937, 75 min. Black and white film. Paul Robeson shines as a GI who disobeys orders to abandon a torpedoed ship in order to pry loose a door and free six fellow Negro soldiers. Since Robeson disobeyed orders he is put under arrest pending a court-martial. On Christmas Eve, Robeson escapes in a small boat. He heads for Africa and Robeson starts a new happy life in the desert.
468, Jibaro, 1984, 94 min. This film is about a famous mountain hunter and the conflicts he faces in trying to adapt to the revolution and its social transformations.
344, Jo Jo Dancer Your Life is Calling, 1985, 97 min. In this film that closely parallels his own life story, Richard Pryor plays Jo Jo Dancer, a popular stand-up comedian who has severely burned himself in a drug incident. As he lies unconscious in a hospital, his spiritual alter ego gets up and begins a journey of his own. He revisits his life, from growing up in a brothel as a child and struggling to beat the long odds to become a top-rated comedian. However, his success brings new problems as he develops a tragic pattern of substance abuse that begins to screw up his life. All the while, Jo Jo's spirit watches these events and attempts to convince his past self to turn off from his path of self destruction.
544, Journey of Carlos Fuentes: Crossing Borders, 1989, 60 min. A telling portrait of one of Latin America's finest and most outspoken novelists as it follows its subject through Aztec ruins, movie sets and war zones in North and Central America. Narrated by Luis Valdez.
618, Joy Luck Club, 139 min. The life histories of four Asian women and their daughters reflect and guide each other.
138, Julia, 1977, 118 min. From "Pentimento," the memoirs of late playwright Lillian Hellman, "Julia" covers those years in the 1930s when Lillian attained fame with the production of her first play, "The Little Foxes," on Broadway. Not surprisingly, it centers on Lillian's relationship with her lifelong friend, Julia. It is a relationship that goes beyond mere acquaintance and one for which the word "love" seems appropriate. While Julia attends the University in Vienna, studying with such luminaries as Sigmund Freud and Albert Einstein, Lillian suffers through revisions of her play with her mentor and sometimes lover Dashiel Hammett at a New England beach house. After becoming a celebrated playwright, Lillian is invited to a writers conference in Russia. Julia, having taken up the battle against fascism, enlists Lillian en route to smuggle money through Nazi Germany, which will assist in the anti-fascist cause. It is a dangerous mission, especially for a Jewish intellectual on her way to communist Russia. During a brief meeting with Julia on this trip, Lillian learns that Julia has had a child, who is called Lilly. Shortly after returning to the States, Lillian is informed of Julia's murder. The details of her death are shrouded in secrecy. Lillian sadly travels to England to search for her namesake the child she had promised Julia to care for.
371, Just Around the Corner, 1986, 52 min. Once rich architect (Farrell) ruined by the Depression and working as a janitor has a daughter (Temple) who befriends a millionaire (Gillingwater) who backs her dad's engineering plans. Black and white film.
Kaddish, 1984, 92 min. "Kaddish" is more than the story of a Jew confronting an atrocity committed before he was born; it's about coping with an overpowering parental legacy. And it's about the passing of events from generation to generation -- how the lessons of history are actually learned. Stunning ... there isn't a moment that doesn't resonate." -- David Edelstein, Village Voice
66, 67, Kagemusha The Shadow Warrior, 1981, 159 min. When a powerful warlord in medieval Japan dies, a poor thief recruited to impersonate him finds difficulty living up to his role and clashes with the spirit of the warlord during turbulent times in the kingdom.
356, Kertesy, Andre: A Poet with the Camera, 1986, 30 min.
65, Killing Floor, 1984, 120 min. During the economic boom spurred by World War I, a young black man from Mississippi moves north to make his fortune. Landing a job on the "killing floor" at a meat-packing plant, he becomes involved in the labor movement. But mounting racial pressure places him between the unionists and other blacks, and he is ultimately swept into the Chicago race riots of 1919. Bill Duke’s hard-hitting docudrama, produced for PBS’s American Playhouse, mixes documentary footage with a dramatization of the events leading up to the riots, to powerful effect. Duke’s film plunges the audience into the era, giving an intimate and compelling view of that time. Just as the film spares nothing in its portrayal of the brutality of the slaughterhouse, it is equally honest in its depiction of the complexities that racial and cultural differences brought to the union movement. It’s a testament to Bill Duke’s vision as a filmmaker that he chose such a difficult and compelling subject for his feature debut.
125, Kings of the Road (in the course of time), 1976, 125 min. A traveling film projectionist going from West Germany to East Germany meets up with a depressed young man whose marriage has just broken up, and the two decide to travel together.
412, Kiss of the Spider Woman, 1985, 119 min. Luis Molina and Valentin Arregui are cell mates in a South American prison. Luis, a homosexual, is found guilty of immoral behavior and Valentin is a political prisoner. To escape reality Luis invents romantic movies, while Valentin tries to keep his mind on the situation he's in. During the time they spend together, the two men come to understand and respect one another.
85, Kwegu, 1984, 60 min. Kwegu is an entirely tasteful and dignified presentation of the harsh realities of subsistence living, and it may help us understand how, even in stateless societies, dominated groups come to accept their domination as part of the natural order.
449, L'odeur des Fauves (scandal man), 86 min. A photojournalist with a reputation for uncovering scandal begins to feel remorse for the people whose lives he has hurt in this French drama with Maurice Ronet, Josephine Chaplin, Vittorio De Sica. In French with English subtitles.
350, La Strada, 1954, 110 min. Gelsomina is sold for a few coins by her very poor mother to Zampano, a fairground wrestler. She follows him on the road ("la strada") and helps him during his shows. Zampano mistreats her. She meets "The Fool," a funambulist. She feels like going with him, but he puts confusion in her mind by pointing out that perhaps Zampano is in fact in love with her.
84, Lacemaker, 1979, 108 min. In search of the perfect romance, she discovers a love that destroys her. Based on the novel by Pascal Laine.
83, Land of Fear, Land of Courage, 1982, 60 min.
443, Langston Hughes: The Dreamaker, 1988, 60 min.
322, Latin America: Intervention in Our Own Backyard, 1982, 26 min.
313, Legacy in Limbo, 1986, 60 min.
403, Legacy of the Hollywood Blacklist,1987, 60 min.
467, Lejania, 85 min.
496, Les Carabiniers, 1963, 81 min.
521, Letters From Palestine, 1989, 30 min.
80, Life and Times of Luis Buñuel, 1984, 58 min.
82, Life and Times of Rosie the Riveter, 1983, 60 min.
81, Living below the Line, 1984, 60 min.
538, Living on Tokyo Time ,1986, 86 min. When her visa expires, a young Japanese immigrant in San Francisco agrees to marry a Japanese American boy to avoid being deported back to Japan.This film is directed by Steven Okazaki.
396, Look Back in Anger, 1959 , 99 min. An electrifying adult experience from the sensational play by John Osborne that shocked the world! Intense, vividly written and well-acted drama of a disaffected, working-class English youth and his upper-middle-class wife as they struggle to remain together through emotionally and financially hard times.
1035, Looking Back: Reflections of Black Princeton Alumni, 1996.
573, Los Sobrevivientes (The Survivors). A wealthy aristocratic family locks itself in its estate after the revolution, attempting to carry on as if Castro's Cuba had never been born. Gradually they regress to savagery, all the while maintaining the formalities and rituals of their once privileged life. "The Survivors" is a masterful parody of bourgeois mentality and Gutiérrez Alea's personal homage to filmmaker Luis Buñuel.
455, Lucia, 1969, 160 min. Traces episodes in the lives of three Cuban women, each named Lucía, from three different historical periods: the Cuban war of independence (with Spain), the 1930s and the 1960s.
338, Magic Garden, 1960, 63 min. An all-black cast is featured in this South African musical allegory. Near Johannesburg, a community is affected when some "magic money" is stolen. The film follows those who come in contact with the money from the magic garden. There are many smiles along the way. Filmed in English.
Magician, 1958, 101 min. When "Vogler's Magnetic Health Theater" comes to town, there's bound to be a spectacle. Reading reports of a variety of supernatural disturbances at Vogler's prior performances abroad, the leading townspeople (including the police chief and medical examiner) request that their troupe provide them a sample of their act, before allowing them public audiences. The scientific-minded disbelievers try to expose them as charlatans, but Vogler and his crew prove too clever for them.
481, Mahatma: The Great Soul, 1962, 60 min. This compelling program traces the footsteps of Mahatma Gandhi from London, where he first studied law; to South Africa, where he established his first ashram; to India, where he worked tirelessly for independence. More than a biography, this documentary seeks to understand the essence of Mahatma Gandhi and his philosophy, which guided India in its struggle for independence and continues to inspire others in their efforts to achieve freedom. Daughter-in-law Nirmala Ramdas Gandhi and others who knew the Great Soul share their memories.
446, Mama Florence and Papa Cock, 1983, 12 min. Alan Leder's lyrical, heartwarming documentary is a personal account of an elderly Jamaican couple living amidst the growing tourist trade in Negril, Jamaica. Set to the rhythms of reggae music, the film is a warm and often humorous glimpse of the changing tenor of rural Jamaica reflected in the lives of an old village family. Produced by Alan and Jane Leder.
327, Man Made Famine, 1987, 60 min. Women farmers in Africa are not given a fair deal. Argues that neglect of women farmers is a major reason for famine in Africa. Three-quarters of Africa's food is grown by women, but most of Africa's land is owned by men, and most agricultural investment, advice and technology is given to men. New Internationalist Magazine, helped by Oxfam and a number of other development agencies.
525, Man Who Fell to Earth, 1976, 138 min. Thomas Jerome Newton is a humanoid alien who comes to Earth to get water for his dying planet.
96, Mandela, 1987, 140 min. Made-for-TV movie starring Danny Glover. A profound portrayal of the pervasiveness of apartheid in 20th-century South Africa and Mandela's refusal to accept such social injustice.
393, Married Woman, 1964. Charlotte is a young, middle-class, married woman having an affair with an actor. She has promised her lover she'll divorce her husband, but an unplanned pregnancy makes her question that decision. The film follows her as she attempts to decide between them.
461, Martin Luther King: The Dream on Hold, 1988, 90 min.
114, Master Harold and the Boys, 1982, 90 min. When Harold, a young white man, learns that his alcoholic, handicapped father is returning home, his frustration turns into racist viciousness against the two black men who work for the family.
485, Matewan, 1987, 135 min. A labor union organizer comes to an embattled mining community brutally and violently dominated and harassed by the mining company.
407, Member of the Wedding, 1952, 90 min. A film version of the Carson McCullers play. Frankie Addams, a very boyish articulate 12-year-old girl, is going through an unhappy stage of her life, having been spurned by the neighborhood girls. She spends most of her time in the kitchen talking to her black maid, Bernice, and the younger next door boy, John Henry. Her brother Jarvis is about to marry Janice, and Frankie imagines that she will leave town with them. However she eventually begins to grow up into a young woman.
454, Memorias del subdesarrollo (Memories of Underdevelopment), 1968, 97 min. Sergio, a wealthy bourgeois aspiring writer, decides to stay in Cuba even though his wife and friends flee to Miami. Sergio looks back over the changes in Cuba from the Castro revolution to the Cuban missile crisis.
103, Memories of War: The Spies That Never Were, 60 min. French with English subtitles.
575, Men of Bronze: The Black American Heroes of World War I, 1977, 60 min. A movie about the contributions of African American fighters in WWI.
99, Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence, 1983, 120 min. In 1942, British soldier Jack Celliers comes to a Japanese prison camp. The camp is run by Yonoi, who has a firm belief in discipline, honor and glory. In his view, the allied prisoners are cowards when they chose to surrender instead of committing suicide. One of the prisoners, interpreter John Lawrence, tries to explain the Japanese way of thinking, but is considered a traitor.
340-1, Mexican Tapes: A Chronicle of Life Outside the Law, Parts 1-4, 240 min.
519, Mexico (part 3 of 3), 1988, 60 min.
1005, Mile Walkers Summer 1996, 1996, 120 min.
1006, Mile Walkers Summer 1997, 1997.
112, Miles of Smiles, Years of Struggle: The Untold Story of the Negro Pullman, 1982, 60 min. The film chronicles the organizing of the first black trade union, the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters.
113, Milky Way, 1969, 110 min. In this blatant attack on Catholicism and religion in general, Buñuel manages to skewer all the major elements of the faith. At the same time he examines religion as a man-made concept -- one that's responsible for wars, oppression and persecution.
90, Missing, 1982, 122 min. Based on the real-life experiences of Ed Horman, this is the story of an American father of conservative background who comes to a South American country to search for his missing son, a journalist. Little by little, the father comes to realize that his own beloved government is not telling him the truth.
347, Mormons: Missionaries to the World, 60 min. This is an in-depth documentary about the scope of Mormon missions.
331, Morrison, Toni Interview, 1987, 14 min.
402, Moving Picture Boys in the Great War, 1986, 52 min. The filmed log of the German submarine U-35 (from 1917) demonstrates the sub's chilling efficiency at sinking enemy ships, while the 1975 compilation "The Moving Picture Boys in the Great War" puts everything (propaganda, newsreels, authentic battle footage) into sharp historical perspective. Rescued from obscurity, these images are as haunting as they are informative.
457, Muerte de un burocrata, 1966, 85 min. A young man attempts to fight the system in an entertaining account of bureaucracy amok and the tyranny of red tape.
482, Mujeres del mercado, 28 min.
89, Musica: History of Latin Music in the U.S., 1984, 60 min. A interesting documentary that traces the legacy both cultural and social of Latin music. Great insight into the use of music as language and cultural currency.
1007, My Brown Eyes, 1998, 18 min. A young Korean boy rises early and prepares for his first day at school. He makes his lunch and breakfast for his parents who work until early morning, but he is not prepared for the challenge that awaits him at school.
419, Mysteries of Peru, 1985, 120 min. This film addresses some of the enigmatic cultural artifacts of Peru's Pre-Columbian societies.
87, Nadine Gordimer: Stories on South Africa, 120 min. Part of the Nadine Gordimer Stories series, in which she analyzes some of the social cultural dynamics of contemporary South Africa.
88, Nadine Gordimer Stories, 120 min. Three stories, "Country Lovers," "Six Feet of Country" and "Nadine Gordimer Interview," all involving, in some way, the participation of Nadine Gordimer.
588, Napoleon, 1927, 235 min. A massive six-hour biopic of Napoleon, tracing his career from his school days (where a snowball fight is staged like a military campaign), his flight from Corsica, through the French Revolution (where a real storm is intercepted with a political storm) and the Terror, culminating in his triumphant invasion of Italy in 1797 (the film stops there because it was intended to be part one of six, but director Abel Gance never raised the money to make the other five). Black and white film; silent.
326, Native Sons: Palestinians in Exile, 1985, 60 min. Narrated by Martin Sheen, this documentary is a portrait of three Palestinian refugee families who have lived in Lebanon since 1948. It presents their own perceptions of their plight and their hopes for the future.
516, Natural, 1984, 134 min. Boyhood dreams, a bat made from a tree struck by lightning and, most importantly, a never-ending passion for the game.
391, Negro Ensemble Company, 1987, 60 min.
111, Negro Soldier, 1985.
445, Nicaragua: The Other Invasion, 1984, 32 min.
86, Night Fog 6, 1955, 30 min. Though only a short subject, this groundbreaking documentary remains one of the most influential and powerful explorations of the Holocaust ever made. Director Alain Resnais bluntly presents an indictment not only of the Nazis but of the world community.
110, Nightsong, 1983, 55 min.
473, Nine Nations of North America: Mexamerica ,1988, 60 min. A film that examines the cultural hybridity of white and Mexican America.
534, Ninos Duedores.
106, Nisei Soldier: Standard Bearer for an Exiled People, 1983, 30 min. Nisei Soldier focuses on the heroism of American men of Japanese ancestry who fought bravely during World War II, despite the intense moral dilemmas they faced.
2, No Easy Walk to Freedom, 1985, 130 min. A movie exploring the South African struggle for independence.
566, Noriega Connection, 1990, 60 min. In the wake of the U.S. invasion of Panama, Frontline tracks the rise and fall of General Manuel Noriega and investigates the confusion and duplicity in the U.S. government's long relationship with the fallen dictator.
131, Northrup, Solomon Odyssey, 1984, 120 min. This is based on a true story. Solomon Northrop is a black man in the mid-19th century before slavery was abolished. He's a born freeman who works as a carpenter and is also a part-time musician. One day he is approached by some men who want him to play for them. However, that is not their intention; they have kidnapped him and sold him into slavery.
108, Nothing but a Man, 1964, 90 min. A young black man in 1963 Alabama loves a minister's daughter, works hard and is put upon, oppressed and called "boy" by everyone with whom he comes in contact; he wants to be "nothing but a man."
135, Nuclear War: A Guide to Armageddon, 1982, 60 min. A speculative documentary of what would happen if Britain suffered a nuclear attack. We`re shown via specially shot scenes and still pictures of the damage and terminal consequences wrought upon the people of Britain.
79, Obscure Object of Desire, 1977, 100 min. Just after boarding a train, much to the surprise of his fellow passengers, a man pours a bucket of water over a young girl on the platform. Over the next few hours he explains (and we see in flashback) how he became obsessed by her.
413, Oil, Parts 1-5, 1987, 240 min.
Olvidados, 1950, 90 min. A group of juvenile delinquents live a violent and crime-filled life in the festering slums of Mexico City, and the morals of young Pedro are gradually corrupted and destroyed by the others.
444, Only Emptiness Remains, 1984, 115 min. Five Argentinian women, with missing relatives from the military dictatorship that ruled the country, explain their emotions and feelings about all that happened. Spanish with English subtitles.
63, Open City, 1945, 103 min. Rome, 1944. Giorgio Manfredi, one of the leaders of the Resistance, is tracked down by the Nazis. He goes to his friend Francesco's, and asks Pina, Francesco's fiancée, for help. Pina must warn a priest, Don Pietro Pellegrini, that Giorgio needs to leave the town as soon as possible. Black and white film. Italian with English subtitles.
517, Orpheus, 1950, 95 min. Orphee is a poet who becomes obsessed with Death (the Princess). They fall in love. Orphee's wife, Eurydice, is killed by the Princess' henchmen and Orphee goes after her into the Underworld.
333, Other Side of the Border, 1987, 60 min. Poor Mexicans attempt perilous border crossings to the U.S., often at the expense of family, traditional culture and their lives.
1, Our Sacred Land, 1984, 30 min. This film by Native American filmmaker Chris Spotted Eagle documents the continuing struggles of the Sioux to regain the Black Hills of South Dakota, guaranteed them by the 1868 Treaty of Fort Laramie.
1021, Out of Obscurity, 2000, 40 min. "Out of Obscurity" details one of the many little-known, but nonetheless important, episodes in civil rights history. In the 1930s, public facilities were segregated throughout the South. There were separate schools and restaurants for blacks and whites. Blacks weren't even allowed to try on clothes in many department stores. Some places had three restrooms; one labeled "white ladies," another "colored women" and the third for "white men." Blacks were banned from using the libraries. Recognizing the importance of public libraries as centers of information and a place where poor people could educate themselves, a handful of brave youths decided to challenge this ban.
1022, Out of the Past, 1997, 70 min. A documentary about the history of gay rights movements in America. Told through the eyes of Kelli Peterson, a 17-year-old high school student in Salt Lake City, Utah, the film explores Kelli's history-making experience of forming a Gay Straight Alliance in her public school. It also profiles past movements and their activists, providing a comprehensive account of the gay and lesbian struggles throughout America's history.
312, Painted Canyons, 1986, 30 min. Rock art in Colorado and southwest U.S. Denver Museum of Natural History, 1986.
410, Panama A Man, A Plan, A Canal, 1987, 60 min. The Panama Canal, a 50-mile shortcut to the Pacific lying just north of the equator, is one of the most extraordinary human achievements ever. Through rare archival footage, photographs and narration, explore this mind-boggling undertaking that took more than a decade and caused 20,000 deaths.
424, Pandora's Box, 1928, 110 min. G.W. Pabst's film that catapulted Louise Brooks to international acclaim and made her "the" icon of the Jazz Age tells the tragic story of Lulu, the hedonistic dancer and prostitute. Based on the plays of F. Wedekind.
474, Patakin, 1984, 108 min. Directed by famous Cuban director Manuel Gomez. This movie is in Spanish with English subtitles. It explores Afro-Caribbean music and culture.
390, Patch of Blue, 1965, 105 min. A black professional man meets a blind white girl in the park one day. The tray of colored beads she strings for a living has been turned over and he helps her put them back in order. She has received almost no training in how to get around without assistance he finds, and he begins to see her each day and explain the city to her. Her mother is convinced that any man will only want her for sex, and his blackness only adds fuel to the fire.
115, Paths of Glory, 1957, 87 min. When soldiers in WWI refuse to continue with an impossible attack, their superiors decide to make an example of them.
120, 347, Paul Robeson: Tribute to an Artist, 1984, 30 min. Narrated by Sidney Poitier, this documentary is a tribute to the life and legacy of Paul Robeson,
122, Pawnbroker, 1965, 116 min, This was one of the first films to deal with the effects of Nazi Germany's concentration camps on their survivors. Sol Nazerman, operator of a pawn shop and a concentration camp survivor, faces a horrid internal conflict. Being engulfed in a New York ghetto environment, Sol suffers flashbacks.
123, Pentagon Inc., 1983, 60 min. A look into the enigma of America's defense bastion.
121, Persona, 1967, 81 min. A young nurse, Alma, is put in charge of Elisabeth Vogler: an actress who is seemingly healthy in all respects but will not talk. As they spend time together, Alma speaks to Elisabeth constantly, never receiving any answer. Alma eventually confesses her secrets to a seemingly sympathetic Elisabeth and finds that her own personality is being submerged into Elisabeth's persona.
495, Ping Pong, 1986, 100 min. Sam Wong, the owner of a Chinese restaurant in London's Chinatown, dies in a phone booth. As a favor to her uncle, a young law student, Elaine Choy, agrees to probate Sam's will, but finds that the task is less than trivial. Sam's wife, daughter, son-in-law, cook and two sons disagree on who should have which parts of the business.
91, Pixote, 1981, 122 min. Pixote, a 10-year-old runaway boy, is arrested on the streets of Sao Paulo during a police round-up of homeless people. Pixote endures torture, degradation and corruption at a local youth detention center where two of the runaways are murdered by policemen who frame Lilica, a 17-year-old transvestite hustler. Pixote helps Lilica and three other boys escape, where they make their living by the life of crime that only escalates to more violence and death.
491, Platoon, 1986, 120 min. A gritty and emotional look at the lives of a platoon of American soldiers as they patrol, fight and die in the jungles of Vietnam as seen through the perspective of a young recruit. Two veteran sergeants clash when one of them precipitates a massacre of villagers. The first movie in Vietnam veteran Oliver Stone's Vietnam trilogy.
580, Popol Vuh: Creation Myth of the Maya, 60 min. A look into the famous Mayan creation myth.
453, Portrait of Theresa (Retrato de Teresa), 1979, 115 min. Teresa is overwhelmed with a husband, three young sons, a job as a crew leader in a textile factory and volunteer commitments as cultural leader of her union. Her husband, Ramón, wants more of her attention; her feelings are mixed, wanting domestic peace, feeling responsibilities to the revolution and wanting to control her own life beyond doing dirty dishes.
440, Preaching the Word: The Black Preacher, 1988, 30 min. A documentary that explores the craft of the African American preacher. It examines the stylistic mechanisms that set this type of preaching apart from most other forms.
126, Primal Mind, 1984, 60 min. Join acclaimed author Jamake Highwater as he explores differences in how American Indians and people of a Western or European heritage experience themselves and their environments.
466, Primera Carga Al Machete, 80 min. Here is the story of one of the Cuban rebellions in 19th century against Spain. The Cuban people in a sole impulse struggle against foreign oppressors: workers on plantations cease to cut sugar cane and turn their machetes against the authorities; patriotic men and women in white collars and evening dresses talk about democratia, libertad, independencia.
546, Proud to be a Teamster, 4 min. Brief introduction to the platform of the Teamsters Union.
118, Purple Haze, 1982, 110 min. Very good little character study about a young man who drops out of college in the late '60s, at the height of political and emotional turmoil. Problems arise in the young man's home life, and subsequently he is drafted to Vietnam.
470, Quilombo, 1984, 120 min. This is a relatively close historical depiction of the resistance of the displaced Africans, mostly from Angola, to Brazil for use as slaves for the Portuguese. Diegues maintains historical accuracy of the quilombo (kilombo) called Palmares and the life the escaped Africans led, and their struggle to lead that life far from the oppressive Portuguese. This is one of the few films that tells the story of African people actively resisting European slavers.
1023, Race the Power of an Illusion Vol. 1, 2003, 58 min. Episode 1 - The Difference Between Us examines the contemporary science -- including genetics -- that challenges our common sense assumptions that human beings can be bundled into three or four fundamentally different groups according to their physical traits.
1024, Race the Power of an Illusion Vol. 2, 2003, 58 min. Episode 2 - The Story We Tell uncovers the roots of the race concept in North America, the 19th-century science that legitimated it and how it came to be held so fiercely in the Western imagination. The episode is an eye-opening tale of how race served to rationalize, even justify, American social inequalities as "natural."
1025, Race the Power of an Illusion Vol. 3, 2003, 58 min. Episode 3 - The House We Live In asks, If race is not biology, what is it? This episode uncovers how race resides not in nature but in politics, economics and culture. It reveals how our social institutions "make" race by disproportionately channeling resources, power, status and wealth to white people.
620, Raise the Red Lantern, 1991, 125 min. China in the 1920s. After her father's death, 19-year-old Songlian is forced to marry Chen Zuoqian, the lord of a powerful family. Fifty-year-old Chen already has three wives, each of them living in separate houses within the great castle. The competition between the wives is tough, as their master's attention carries power, status and privileges.
130, 503, Raisin in the Sun, 1961, 190 min. After her husband dies, sturdy matriarch Lena Younger collects $10,000 from her insurance company. She yearns to move her family from its rough neighborhood on Chicago's South Side to a safer, more prosperous life in the suburbs. Each family member, though, has a wish of his or her own. Eldest daughter Beneatha longs to attend medical school, and short-sighted son Walter Lee, on the other hand, hopes to invest the cash in a liquor store. As the Younger family prepares to realize the American Dream, it risks falling apart in an urban nightmare of opportunism and bigotry.
127, Ramparts of Clay, 1970. In 1962, change comes to a Tunisian village on the edge of the Sahara. An entrepreneur sets up a salt mine, hiring village men. When he pays only half the wages agreed upon, they sit down in a field of rocks. The boss calls the army, who encircle the strikers. The women watch, sacrifice a sheep, pray, ululate. During the second night, a young woman hides the bucket and rope of the town's well to keep water from the army. The strike galvanizes her: she's learning to read and has studied a city woman who visits the village. Now, as she removes her traditional dress and rejects a ritual to cast out her new rebellious spirit, will she gain independence as did Tunisia and the strikers?
92, Rashomon, 1950, 83 min. In ancient Japan, a woman is raped and her husband killed. The film gives us four viewpoints of the incident -- one for each defendant -- each revealing a little more detail. Which version, if any, is the real truth about what happened?
369, Reds, 1981, 400 min. Writing has been the only escape of Louise Bryant until she goes to a lecture one night in 1912 and is mesmerized by a radical journalist, John Reed. She leaves her husband and goes to Greenwich Village with Reed where she keeps writing, covering the 1913 Armory Show of post-impressionist paintings from Europe. Reed is so wrapped up in changing the world that Louise leaves him for awhile and stays with a playwright, Eugene O'Neill. She returns to Reed. He goes to Russia and covers the 1917 Revolution.
534, Retornando a Chile, 1988, 31 min. Investigates the problems of identity and adjustments of youngsters who have recently returned to Chile after many years in exile with their parents. The children discuss their memories of the 1973 coup and their reactions to the widespread poverty and political repression in Chile today.
1011, The Rise and Fall of Jim Crow Vol. 1, 2002, 56 min. The premiere episode begins with the end of the Civil War and Reconstruction, periods that held so much promise for free black men and women. But as the North gradually withdrew its support for black aspirations for land, civil and political rights, and legal due process, Southern whites succeeded in passing laws that segregated and disfranchised African Americans, laws that were reinforced with violence and terror tactics. By 1876, Reconstruction was over. "Promises Betrayed" recounts black response by documenting the work of such leaders as activist/separatist Benjamin "Pap" Singleton, anti-lynching crusader Ida B. Wells, as well as the emergence of Booker T. Washington as a national figure.
1012, The Rise and Fall of Jim Crow Vol. 2, 2002, 56 min. The second episode explores the dramatic rise of a successful black middle class and the determination of white supremacists to destroy this fledgling black political power. Through the efforts of men and women like educator Charlotte Hawkins Brown, African Americans continued to move forward. Black artists created new genres of American music and an intellectual elite, personified by the pioneering W.E.B. Du Bois, emerged. Du Bois, a charter member of the newly founded National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), was the editor of its magazine, The Crisis. This episode ends with the violence at home giving way to warfare abroad as thousands of black Americans depart for World War I
1013, The Rise and Fall of Jim Crow Vol. 3, 2002, 56 min. Episode 3 chronicles the years between World Wars I and II, a time of increased mob violence, lynchings and massacres of blacks. White supremacy was kept in place by terrorism, but three men, each part of the fledgling NAACP, led campaigns to confront these threats. W.E.B. Du Bois called for veterans of World War I to "return fighting." Walter White went among the lynchers to discover the truth behind the rapes and insurrections allegedly committed by blacks, and Charles Hamilton Houston designed and successfully applied a legal strategy that challenged Jim Crow and resulted in the famous Brown v. Board of Education decision, which desegregated public schools in 1954.
481, Rivera in America, 1988, 60 min. In the 1930s, Mexican artist Diego Rivera painted some of his best murals in San Francisco, Detroit and New York, influencing a whole generation of American artists.
1014, The Road to Brown, 1990, 56 min. "The Road to Brown" tells the story of the Brown v. Board of Education ruling as the culmination of a brilliant legal assault on segregation that launched the civil rights movement. It is also a moving and long overdue tribute to a visionary but little-known black lawyer, Charles Hamilton Houston, "the man who killed Jim Crow."
128, Robot Revolution, 1985, 60 min. Educational film about the increasing pervasiveness of technology in our lives.
129, Room at the Top, 1959, 115 min. The English factory town is dreary but Joe Lampton has landed a job with a future. To have something to do at night he joins a theatrical group. His boss's daughter Susan is playing ingénue roles on stage and in real life. She is attracted to Joe and Joe thinks about how much faster he will get ahead if he is the boss's son-in-law. This plan is complicated by his strong desire to be with an older woman who also belongs to the theatrical group. She is French and unhappily married. Joe believes he can get away with seeing both women.
508, 554, Rosa Luxemburg, 1985, 120 min. Rosa Luxemburg (1870-1919) is in a German prison during World War I where she writes, remaining optimistic, giving strength to the small Spartacus League she founded to oppose the war. Flashbacks trace her work in Warsaw and arrest there, her move to Berlin, her friendships and two love affairs. Her energy is palpable, as are her oratory, the clarity of her analysis, her empathy in simple human interactions and her purpose. When the war ends, she's vindicated: Social Democrats take power, and she's released from prison. But over her objections, Karl Liebknecht moves the new Communist Party into confrontation too quickly, and they are arrested. This time it's not prison she faces.
82, Rosie the Riveter, Life and Times of, 1983, 60 min. This film weaves the inspiring and informative stories of five "Rosies" who came from Depression-blighted farms and cities to wartime factories to become engineers, shipbuilders, welders and riveters. The women interviewed faced substantial obstacles in the form of racism and sexism on the job, dangerous workplace conditions and long job shifts with no childcare provision, creating severe family tensions.
137, Sacco and Vazetti, 1971, 120 min. In 1921, two Italian immigrants were tried for the murders of two payroll guards during a robbery near Boston. Because the two Italians were anarchists, their political beliefs overshadowed the trial and made them into an international cause celebre. Their conviction led to a years-long fight to prove their trial had been unfair and that someone else had committed the crimes.
114, Saletalk, 1982, 30 min. Explains the four basic styles of communication: emotive style, directive style, reflective style or supportive style. “Communication style bias," which occurs when salespeople contact customers whose communication style is different from their own, is also analyzed.
64, Salsa: Music History from Puerto Rico to Spanish Harlem, 1979, 60 min. A cultural history of Salsa music.
324, Salvador, 1986, 120 min. A journalist, down on his luck in the U.S., drives to El Salvador to chronicle the events of the 1980 military dictatorship, including the assassination of Archbishop Oscar Romero. He forms an uneasy alliance with both guerillas in the countryside who want him to get pictures out to the U.S. press, and the right-wing military, which wants him to bring them photographs of the rebels. Meanwhile he has to find a way of protecting his Salvadorian girlfriend and getting her out of the country.
533, Santa Marta: Two Weeks in the Slum, 1988, 54 min. The daily life in a shantytown in the north part of Rio de Janeiro, with 10,000 people living in bad conditions, their problems and the issue of police violence.
562, Search for Solid Ground: the Intifada through Israeli Eyes, 1990, 90 min. Examines the diverse views of ordinary Israelis as well as public leaders of the Palestinians' uprising since December 1987. Historical background is provided. There is recognition that both sides must make difficult comprises in order to see the solid ground requisite for peace. Notes: The film opens with a disclaimer about the purpose of the film -- it is to present the Israeli and only the Israeli perspective of the intifada. Average citizens and soldiers are interviewed. The film makes no claims to objectivity.
463, Searchers, 1956, 119 min. As a Civil War veteran spends years searching for a young niece captured by Indians, his motivation becomes increasingly questionable.
134, Second American Revolution, 1984, 120 min. PBS special concerning the roots of resistance and the story of the Underground Railroad. This film explores the spirit of enslaved African Americans and their struggle to gain independence.
414, Secret Government, 1987, 90 min. PBS special with Eileen Welsome, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author, who is most noted for her persistence in revisiting and revealing the secrets of the government from the atomic age onward.
498, Secret Intelligence (parts 1 & 2), 1988, 120 min. Documentary that details the nuances of 20th-century espionage and intelligence.
133, Seeing Red, 1983, 100 min. Stirring portrait of courageous individuals and what participating in the USCP meant in their lives.
132, Series Title: Tribute to P.R., 1985.
362, Seven Beauties, 1975, 110 min. The horrors of war and the terrible decisions that have to be made to save one's own life becomes the major thrust of this film. It's a thoroughly entertaining anti-war film with some home-spun philosophy about war and life in general that deserves deep thought by those contemplating any type of warfare. The message is just as pertinent today as it was when this film was made nearly 30 years ago.
159, Seven Samurai, parts I & II, 1954, 150 min. A village of farmers has suffered the annual encroachment of a group of 40 ruthless bandits, who steal the harvest, kidnap the women and wreak general havoc. In desperation, under the guidance of the ancient village elder, the desperate farmers decide, improbably, to hire samurai to save their village. More accurately, the farmers seek disenfranchised samurai, or ronin, those warriors set adrift in society. Without a master to serve, they are themselves starving and without occupation. Six ronin, and one would-be warrior [Kikuchiyo], aided by the farmers, whom they train, save the village by killing all the bandits.
345, 346, Shaka Zulu, Parts 1-3, 1987, 120 min. Framed around Queen Victoria's decision on England's political stance towards the Zulu Nation, this mini-series details King Shaka's rise and fall with mythic detail. Prophecy is mixed with recorded fact regarding Shaka's birth, exile, innovations in warfare, assumption of the throne, building of the Zulu Empire, first contact with Europe and the events that lead to his downfall.
459, Shakespeare Wallah, 1965, 120 min. The story of a family troupe of English actors in India. They travel around the towns and villages giving performances of Shakespearean plays to raise enough money to go home to England.
135, Shielding America: Can "Star Wars" Make us Safe, 1985, 60 min. An examination of the Reagan-era missile defense program.
136, Shop on Main Street, 1965, 126 min. Slovakia during WWII. Tono lives a poor life, but the authorities offer him a take over the Jewish widow Lautman's little shop for sewing material. She is old and confused and thinks that he is looking for employment and hires him. The odd couple begin to like each other. But some time later the authorities decide that the Jews must leave the city. What should he do with the old lady?
478, Sign of Zorro, 1968, 89 min. Errol's son Sean Flynn stars in this delightful piece of fast-paced fluff. The lively son of a Basque aristocrat lady discovers that he has a father living in Mexico. The father has requested the help of his son with some trouble at hand. Reluctantly the son sails across the Atlantic only to find his father murdered by the evil local administration. Revenge follows.
398, Simon of the Desert, 1965, 46 min. Simon, a deeply religious man in the fourth century, wants to be nearer to God, so he climbs a column. The devil wants him to get down on earth and is trying to seduce him. But Simon recognizes him every time. So the devil takes him to a nightclub in New York of the 1960s.
351, Simone de Beauvoir, 1983, 53 min. An introduction to the life of the French existentialist, writer and social essayist.
1034, Sisters in Resistance, 200, 60 min. This compelling documentary shares the story of four French women of uncommon courage who, in their teens and 20s, risked their lives to fight the Nazi occupation of their country. Neither Jews nor communists, they were in no danger of arrest before they joined the resistance. They could have remained safe at home. But they chose to resist. Within two years, all four were arrested by the Gestapo and deported as political prisoners to the hell of Ravensbruck concentration camp, where they helped one another survive. Today, elderly but still very active, they continue to push forward as social activists and intellectual leaders in their fields. The film captures their amazing lives and reveals an uncommon, intense bond of friendship that survives to this day.
571, Sizwe Banzi Is Dead, 1992, 90 min. The genesis of "Sizwe Bansi Is Dead" can be traced to Fugard’s experiences as a law clerk at the Native Commissioner’s Court in Johannesburg. At that time, it was required that every black and colored citizen over the age of 16 carried an identity book that restricted employment and travel within the country. In court, Fugard saw the repercussions of this law: blacks were sent to jail at an alarming rate. Although these restrictions are specifically South African, critics have noted that the play’s greater theme of identity is universal. Critics and scholars have also observed that "Sizwe Bansi Is Dead" contains elements of absurdum, especially its sparse setting and surreal subject matter.
1002, Skin Deep, 1996, 53 min. "Skin Deep" takes us on a journey into the hearts and minds of young people today as they struggle with their country's racial legacy. With remarkable openness and candor, a diverse group of college students from across the country come together to share their anger, pain, confusion and hope with each other and with us. This film encourages self-examination and dialogue as it takes us beneath the surface of America's racial divide.
507, Sky Is Gray, 1980, 46 min. Contains many of the themes and images Gaines returns to again and again in his work: themes of personal responsibility, grace under pressure and moral behavior; images of strong mothers, mysteriously absent fathers and families in which love is expressed more often in harsh words or silence than in overt praise or affection. Supporting these ideas is Gaines’s keen awareness of the all-pervasive and profoundly formative influence of race on virtually every aspect of life in the rural South of this era. Though he would no doubt take issue with the South being described as a singular place and would certainly argue that it is many places, each different, each having unique gifts of nature and people, each facing unique challenges, he would just as surely agree with W.E.B. Du Bois’s famous observation, in the ‘‘Forethought’’ of "The Souls of Black Folk," that ‘‘the problem of the Twentieth Century is the problem of the color line,’’ for it is this ‘‘color line’’ in all of its manifestations that his work so carefully documents.
367, Small Happiness: One Village in China, 1987, 60 min. The series shows us the village of Long Bow, some 400 miles southwest of Beijing. About 20 percent of the population of 2,000 is Roman Catholic, which might account for the Maryknoll Fathers and Brothers and the Catholic Communication Campaign being included in the long list of underwriters for the series. In any event, the Long Bow Group, which also includes Kathy Kline and Dan Sipe, was able to get many of the villagers to relax and to be relatively candid before the camera. Ms. Hinton carefully explains that no one village can represent all of China. One point underscored: although rural Chinese society has undergone tremendous changes during the past few decades, traditional attitudes continue to shape the life of the small village.
70, Soldier's Story, 1984. Alone, far from home and far from justice, he has three days to learn the truth about a murder...and the truth is a story you won't forget.
131, Solomon Northrup's Odyssey, 1984, 120 min. This is based on a true story. Solomon Northrop is a black man in the mid-19th century before slavery was abolished. He's a born freeman who works as a carpenter and is also a part-time musician. One day he is approached by some men who want him to play for them. However, that is not their intention; they have kidnapped him and sold him into slavery. Now he has to endure the hardships that he has been spared because of his status as a freeman.
395, Sophie's Choice, 1982, 155 min. Sophie is the survivor of Nazi concentration camps, who has found a reason to live in Nathan, a sparkling if unsteady American Jew obsessed with the Holocaust. They befriend Stingo, the movie's narrator, a young American writer new to New York City. But the happiness of Sophie and Nathan is endangered by her ghosts and his obsessions.
151, Sounder, 1972, 105 min. The Morgans, a loving and strong family of black sharecroppers in Louisiana in 1933, face a serious family crisis when the husband and father, Nathan Lee Morgan, is convicted of a petty crime and sent to a prison camp. After some weeks or months, the wife and mother, Rebecca Morgan, sends the oldest son, who is about 11 years old, to visit his father at the camp. The trip becomes something of an odyssey for the boy.
149, South Africa under the Gun.
150, South African Conflict, 1983, 210 min. Explores the legacy of European cultural domination and influence in South Africa in the late 19th and 20th century.
574, South American Journey: Brazil, 1985, 60 min. Reveals the rich cultural and natural history of Brazil.
541, 542, South of the Border, 1987, 60 min. David Bradbury, who did much to open eyes to Latin American sensibilities in "Nicaragua: No Pasarn" and "Chile: Hasta Cuando?" portrays the fight of the Central American singers and musicians who carry guitars and lyrics instead of guns to return their countries to the hands of their people.
361, Special Day, 1977, 90 min. Two of Italy's greatest stars, Sophia Loren and Marcello Mastroianni, are united in this special film about two very special people. The day is May 8, 1939, the day of a huge rally celebrating Hitler's visit to Rome. But this serves only as a background to the meeting of a world weary housewife, Sophia Loren, and her TV announcer neighbor, Marcello Mastroianni. They meet, make love and change each others lives with anger, tenderness, comedy and self-searching. A remarkable film.
433, Spirit to Spirit: Nikki Giovanni, 1987, 30 min. An exploration of the poetry of Nikki Giovanni. Examines the historical, cultural and social context of her work and the revolutionary fire that it epitomized.
477, Sporting Life, 1963, 134 min. In northern England in the early 1960s, Frank Machin is mean, tough and ambitious enough to become an immediate star in the rugby league team run by local employer Weaver. Machin lodges with Mrs. Hammond, whose husband was killed in an accident at Weaver's, but his impulsive and angry nature stop him from being able to reach her as he would like. He becomes increasingly frustrated with his situation, and this is not helped by the more straightforward enticements of Mrs Weaver.
348, Stormy Weather, 1943, 78 min. Dancing great Bill Williamson sees his face on the cover of Theatre World magazine and reminisces: just back from World War I, he meets lovely singer Selina Rogers at a soldiers' ball and promises to come back to her when he "gets to be somebody." Years go by, and Bill and Selina's rising careers intersect only briefly, since Selina is unwilling to "settle down." Will she ever change her mind? Concludes with a big all-star show hosted by Cab Calloway.
148, Story of Adele H., 1975, 101 min. Halifax, 1863. A young woman, Miss Lewly, comes to Halifax to search for Lt. Pinson, with whom she is madly in love. Actually, she is Adele Hugo, the second daughter of the great French poet. The Lt. Pinson does not answer to her love and makes her understand it is hopeless. But Adele is obsessed by him and keeps chasing and harassing him. This film about passionate and obsessive love, and self-destruction, has been written from the real Adele Hugo's diary.
147, Sugar Cane Alley, 1984, 103 min. Martinique, in the early 1930s. Young José and his grandmother live in a small village. Nearly everyone works cutting cane and barely earning a living. The overseer can fine a worker for the smallest infraction. The way to advance is to do well in school. José studies hard and succeeds in an exam allowing him to attend school in the capital. With only a partial scholarship, the tuition is very costly. José and his grandmother move to Fort-de-France to make José's studies easier.
98, Susana, 1951, 90 min. An unstable young woman escapes from a reformatory for very, very wayward girls and deceptively finds shelter in the kind home of a frighteningly nice and decent family. Little by little, she causes unrest and discord among the members of the household, until they are virtually fighting with each other.
494, Sword of Doom, 1966, 120 min. Ryunosuke is a sociopath samurai without compassion or scruples. When he is scheduled for an exhibition match at his fencing school, the wife of his opponent begs Ryunosuke to throw the match, offering her own virtue in trade. Ryunosuke accepts her offer, but kills her husband in the match. Over time, Ryunosuke is pursued by the brother of the man he killed.
435, Sword of Islam.
475, Tables Turned, 1984, 90 min. This light comedy presents a typical young Cuban couple, sexually liberated, who nevertheless are unable to cope with the affair between his mother and her father. Beatriz Valdés, Reinaldo Miravalles, Consuelo Vidal, Alberto Pujol, Silvia Planas. Spanish with English subtitles.
1027, Talking about Race, 1995, 12 min. The "Talking About Race" videos are designed to facilitate much-needed discussion about issues of race and ethnicity by showing us real students talking about real issues. In part 1 of the two-pair set, students from three major American universities candidly share their perspectives. The topics include self separation of ethnic groups, the climate toward talking about race on campus, discrimination, affirmation action policies and, finally, individual responsibility for change.
1028, Talking about Race, 1995, 13 min. The concepts of “Political Correctness” and “Reverse Discrimination” have built barriers between our students and have discouraged young people from listening to and learning from one another. The "Talking About Race" videos break through those barriers and leads students to open, honest dialogue. In part 2 of the set, a diverse group of 23 students from six major American universities spend three days together to support and challenge one another through open, honest conversation. The dialogue focuses on a variety of topics, including the concept of individual responsibility, feeling separated from each other, wanting others to understand and, finally, what can be done to move awareness to action.
567, Talking to the Enemy, 1989, 60 min. Directed by Mira Hamermesh. This video is filmed on location in Israel and examines the Palestine-Israeli dynamic.
438, Tangos: The Exile of Gardel, 1987, 121 min. In the sorrow of exile, a group of Argentinians in Paris seek solace and connection to their culture by staging a set of tangos. The film alternates between their vibrant rehearsals and their circumscribed lives in low-rent apartments, underemployed, fitfully communicating with families back home, trying to make do with what they hope are only temporary arrangements in a foreign land.
146, Television Explosion, 1982, 60 min. NOVA explores the past, present and future of American television including the potential of cable, the Columbus, Ohio, two-way TV experiment, the array of new techniques and their potential social impact. Will the new video technology let people see what they really want, rather than what the networks want?
102, Tell Them Willie Boy Is Here, 1970, 98 min. Willie Boy, a Piute Indian (Robert Blake) who kills a man in self defense, becomes a fugitive from the law.
155, Ten Days That Shook the World, 1967, 75 min. World history was forever altered in Russia during the fall of 1917. Rare historical footage, interviews with people who lived through the events and Russian film re-creations help to put the Communist Revolution in perspective. Orson Welles narrates.
139, Testament, 1983, 90 min. Nuclear war in the United States is portrayed in a realistic and believable manner. The story is told through the eyes of a woman who is struggling to take care of her family. The entire movie takes place in a small suburban town outside San Francisco. After the nuclear attack, contact with the outside world is pretty much cut off.
79, That Obscure Object of Desire, 1977, 100 min. Just after boarding a train, much to the surprise of his fellow passengers, a man pours a bucket of water over a young girl on the platform. Over the next few hours he explains (and we see in flashback) how he became obsessed by her (so much so that he failed to notice that she was played by two different actresses, representing different sides of her personality), and how she tantalized him, but would never allow him to satisfy his desire for her.
329, The China Syndrome, 1978, 122 min. While doing a series of reports on alternative energy sources, opportunistic reporter Kimberly Wells witnesses an accident at a nuclear power plant. Wells is determined to publicize the incident but soon finds herself entangled in a sinister conspiracy to keep the full impact of the incident a secret.
124, The Phantom of Liberty, 1974, 100 min. One of Luis Buñuel's most free-form and purely surrealist films, consisting of a series of only vaguely related episodes -- most famously, the dinner party scene where people sit on lavatories around a dinner table, occasionally retiring to a little room to eat.
321, There Was Always Sun Shining Someplace, 1989, 60 min. The film exemplifies both technical expertise and great sensitivity to the subject matter of segregation in baseball. The interview sequence of the Pittsburgh Crawfords legendary outfield of Cool Papa Bell, Jimmie Crutchfield and Ted Page stands as some of the best baseball footage ever. The director, Craig Davidson, has portrayed life in the shadows of black baseball with great brilliance.
472, This Honorable Court, 1988, 120 min. Explores the United States Supreme Court as both a source of stability and a force for social change while affording the viewer unprecedented glimpses of life inside the Supreme Court building.
477, This Sporting Life, 1963, 134 min. In northern England in the early 1960s, Frank Machin is mean, tough and ambitious enough to become an immediate star in the rugby league team run by local employer Weaver. Machin lodges with Mrs. Hammond, whose husband was killed in an accident at Weaver's, but his impulsive and angry nature stop him from being able to reach her as he would like. He becomes increasingly frustrated with his situation, and this is not helped by the more straightforward enticements of Mrs. Weaver.
305, Thomasine and Bushrod, 1974, 95 min. A rare blaxploitation classic starring Vonette McGee and Max Julien. "Thomasine and Bushrod" was intended as a counterpart to Bonnie and Clyde. This pair of thieves, who operate in the American South between 1911 and 1915, pattern themselves after Robin Hood and hold the white Establishment as (a "modern-day") Sheriff of Nottingham. Here's the clincher -- Thomasine and Bushrod steal from rich, white capitalists, then give to Mexicans, Native Americans and poor whites.
16, Threads, 1984, 110 min. Documentary-style account of a nuclear holocaust, its effect on the working-class city of Sheffield, England, and the eventual long-run effects of nuclear war on civilization.
530, Three Brothers, 1981, 113 min. In a farmhouse in southern Italy, an old woman dies. Her husband summons their sons: from Rome, Raffaele, a judge facing a political case for which he risks assassination; from Naples, the religious and ideological Rocco, a counselor at a correctional institute for boys; from Turin, Nicola, a factory worker involved in labor disputes. Once home, each encounters the past and engages in reveries of what may come.
514, Throne of Blood, 1957, 105 min. A transposition of Shakespeare's "Macbeth" to medieval Japan. After a great military victory, Lords Washizu and Miki are lost in the dense Cobweb Forest, where they meet a mysterious old woman who predicts great things for Washizu and even greater things for Miki's descendants. Once out of the forest, Washizu and Miki are immediately promoted by the emperor. Washizu, encouraged by his ambitious wife, plots to make even more of the prophecy come true, even if it means killing the emperor.
569, Throwaway People, 1990, 90 min. Correspondent Roger Wilkins investigates the economic and social roots of the black underclass, focusing on the struggle of young black men in one neighborhood in Washington, D.C.
553, Times of Harvey Milk, 1984, 90 min. Member of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors Harvey Milk and San Francisco Mayor George Moscone were assassinated by Supervisor Dan White on November 22, 1978. Milk's life leading up to his election, his successful efforts to politically represent San Francisco's gay community and the city's reaction to the assassinations are documented with extensive news film and personal recollections.
141, To Kill a Mockingbird, 1962, 129 min. Based on Harper Lee's Pulitzer Prize-winning book of 1960. Atticus Finch is a lawyer in a racially divided Alabama town in the 1930s. He agrees to defend a young black man who is accused of raping a white woman. Many of the townspeople try to get Atticus to pull out of the trial, but he decides to go ahead. How will the trial turn out?
426, Touch of Evil, 1953, 108 min. A Mexican government investigator and his young American wife put their honeymoon on hold in an American border town when they become embroiled in a frame-up planned by the town's chief investigator. Featuring one of the longest continuous shots in Hollywood.
1029, Tough Guise, 1999, 57 min. While the social construction of femininity has been widely examined, the dominant role of masculinity has until recently remained largely invisible. "Tough Guise" is the first educational video geared toward college and high school students to systematically examine the relationship between pop-cultural imagery and the social construction of masculine identities in the U.S. at the dawn of the 21st century. In this innovative and wide-ranging analysis, Jackson Katz argues that widespread violence in American society, including the tragic school shootings in Littleton, Colorado; Jonesboro, Arkansas; and elsewhere, needs to be understood as part of an ongoing crisis in masculinity.
417, 418, A Town Like Alice, part 1 and 2, 1981, 110 min. "A Town Like Alice" is set during WWII and follows the lives of Jean Paget and Joe Harman. Meeting in Malaya -- she an attractive young English captive and he a cheerful Australian POW tortured for a simple act of kindness. Separated first by their captors then by the distance of passing years, the two are finally reunited in the rugged outback of Australia -- to face a challenge every bit as demanding as their wartime trials.
163, Trading Places, 1983, 118 min. Mortimer and Randolph Duke are commodity brokers who enjoy a little wager now and then. For the latest bet, Randolph believes they can take a common criminal and make him a successful businessman in the company. The criminal, Billy Ray, is to be given the job and home of Louis, who in turn is set up for crimes he didn't commit, to see if he resorts to crime once he's lost his rich environment and friends.
586-587, Twelve Short Films by and/or about Cuban Women.
458, 1001, Two Women, 1960, 99 min. Cesira and her 13-year-old daughter, Rosetta, flee from the allied bombs in Rome during the Second World War. They travel to the village where Cesira was born. During their journey and in the village, the mother does everything to protect Rosetta. However, on one occasion they both get raped by soldiers hiding in a church.
11, Umberto D., 1952, 89 min. Umberto Domenico Ferrari, an elderly and retired civil servant, is desperately trying to maintain a decent standard of living on a rapidly dwindling state pension. But he's up against his tyrannical landlady, who keeps demanding rent that he can't pay (while renting his room out to prostitutes during the day), and his only friends are the pregnant housemaid and his little dog Flag.
572, Uncle Tom's Cabin, 1987, 110 min. The road to freedom is long and costly. An excellent portrayal of the institution of slavery and the dynamics that existed within that institution.
60, Under Fire, 1983, 128 min. Nick Nolte, Gene Hackman and Joanna Cassidy are three American journalists in war-ravaged Nicaragua in 1979, struggling to maintain their objectivity amidst political upheaval. Based-on-fact drama co-stars Ed Harris, Jean-Louis Trintignant.
448, Under the Gun: Democracy in Guatemala, 1988, 60 min. "Under the Gun" focuses on the issues of military versus civilian control, land and the rural economy, and the status of human rights practices in the country. It investigates the "democracy" that exists in Guatemala today: is the Cerezo government truly responsible to the people, or is it a mask for continuing military rule?
469, Union Maids, 1976, 50 min. Sitdowns, scabs, goon squads, unemployment, hunger marches, red baiting and finally the energetic birth of the CIO -- the 1930s were a landmark period for the American labor movement. "Union Maids" is the story of three women who lived the history and make it come alive today.
408, Unknown Chaplin: Parts 1-3, 1983, 180 min. A documentary from silent film historians Kevin Brownlow and David Gill. Featuring never-before-seen out-takes from Chaplin's films and other rare footage, "Unknown Chaplin" gives a valuable insight into the creation of Chaplin's films. Also included are interviews with people who knew and worked with Chaplin.
1032, Uprooted: Refugees of the Global Economy, 2001, 28 min. "Uprooted: Refugees of the Global Economy" is a compelling documentary about how the global economy has forced people to leave their home countries. Uprooted presents three stories of immigrants who left their homes in Bolivia, Haiti and the Philippines after global economic powers devastated their countries, only to face new challenges in the United States. These powerful stories raise critical questions about U.S. immigration policy in an era when corporations cross borders at will.
325, Utu, 1983, 120 min. In New Zealand in the 1860s, the native Maori people fought the British colonials to keep the land guaranteed to them by treaty. The warrior Te Wheke fights for the British until betrayal leads him to seek utu (revenge). The settler Williamson in turn seeks revenge after Te Wheke attacks his homestead. Meanwhile Wiremu, an officer for the British, seems to think that resistance is futile.
486, Vaquero: The Forgotten Cowboys, 1987, 30 min. The unsung hero of the American West is the Mexican American "Vaquero," literally translated as "cowboy" in the Spanish language. Today, there are only a handful of these descendants of America's first cowboys, since a rapidly changing industry has quickly made this lifestyle obsolete.
354, Vietnam: Time of the Locust, 1986, 55 min. A collection of short films addressing several sides of the Vietnam War: "Time of the Locust," funded by the American Friends Service Committee, containing suppressed footage shot by Japanese television; "A Day in Vietnam," narrated by Jack Webb; and "The Battle," another government-sponsored film in which Marines are shown driving Vietnamese out from caves.
551, Vitelloni, 1953, 110 min. A sensitive character study of five young men trapped in a small town on the Adriatic. Their discontentment and restlessness lead them into a variety of activities, not all of them admirable.
389, Viva Zapata!, 1952, 112 min. Emiliano Zapata is a Mexican revolutionary, an illiterate peasant, a plain man guided by the simple needs for life and by the simple, natural principles by which this can be done, freedom and justice. Because the law of the land is unjust and against the people, people like Zapata take arms and restore the natural order of the world, to live happily in their land.
332, Voices of Latin America, 1987, 60 min. This video examines the cultural identity of Latin America through its writers and literature. Filmed on location in Mexico and Peru, it uses dramatizations and interviews to profile the lives of Garcilaso de la Vega, El Inca, Elena Poniatowska, Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz, Jose Marti and Jorge Luis Borges. The video emphasizes the need to understand the culture, people and values of Latin America.
331, Walker, Alice Interview, 1987, 14 min. An interview with Alice Walker.
142-146, War: A Commentary by Gwynne Dyer From Napoleon to Nagasaki. Host Dyer charts how the major social, economic and technological developments of the last 200 years have changed the methods and impact of modern warfare.
156, War Game, 1965, 47 min. "The War Game" is a fictional, worst-case-scenario docu-drama about nuclear war and its aftermath in and around a typical English city.
116, War of the Springing Tiger, 60 min. A detailed look at the cause for revolution. It examines the Indian struggle for independence from the British.
337, War on Nicaragua, 1987, 58 min. This is a severe critique of the basis for U.S. foreign policy in Latin America in general, and Nicaragua specifically, which fully documents the underlying assumptions and actions of the Carter and Reagan administrations toward that country.
471, We of the Never Never, 1982, 126 min. This film is the true story of the first white woman to travel into Australian wilderness (known as the Never Never). This visually stunning film portrays a woman overcoming sexist and racial prejudice in the outback. She struggles to be seen as an equal in the harsh terrain but long-held prejudices are hard to overcome. Another important facet of the film deals with the tragic consequences of white settlement in the Aboriginal territory. The early relationships of the Australian Aborigines and white Australians provides an interesting look into Australian history.
1019, We Shall Overcome, 1989, 58 min. "We Shall Overcome" became the anthem that set America marching towards racial equality. By tracing the sources of song, this pathbreaking film uncovers the diverse strands of social history that flowed together to form the civil rights movement.
546, We're America's Teamsters, 24 min. An introduction to the American Teamsters Union.
621, Wedding Banquet, 1993, 108 min. Simon and his gay lover Wei-Tung need to defer the suspicions of Wei-Tung's parents. They decide to have a wedding take place for Wei-Tung and Wei-Wei, an immigrant tenant in need of a green card. However, when Wei-Wei's parents journey to the States to attend the wedding, they expect an elaborate banquet, which creates several hiccups in Simon and Wei-Tung's plans.
460, Westfront, 1918, 1930, 90 min. German soldiers in the trenches try to hold their position against French attacks. Desperate action alternates with periods of complete silence when suddenly the French make a tank attack of overwhelming strength. Black and white film; subtitled.
1020, When Democracy Works, 1996, 30 min. The first educational media project to examine the related policy initiatives of the radical right wing and illustrate how their hatred and bias hurts ordinary people. It presents three case studies of the democratic right: racist David Duke's electoral bids in Louisiana; the struggle over homophobic Amendment 2 in Colorado, which was ruled unconstitutional by the U.S. Supreme Court in May 1996; and the scapegoating of immigrants, people of color and women through Proposition 187 and Proposition 209 in California. In each case, "When Democracy Works" highlights the work of grassroots organizers to thwart the radical right and uphold democratic values.
581, When the Mountain Trembles, 1983, 83 min.
75, Wild Child, 1970, 90 min. A touching and philosophical film, set in the 18th century and based on the diaries of real-life French doctor Jean Itard.
505, Wild Women Don't Have the Blues, 1988, 60 min. Blues music is an intrinsic part of American life and this documentary looks at Bessie Smith, Ma Rainey, Ethel Waters and other female pioneers of the blues and how they transformed Southern field tunes into such evocative, vital music.
320, Will the World Starve?, 1987, 60 min. Tells about how uncontrolled soil erosion is a threat to farm land and how farmers fight back. It shows the struggle to save the soil. Man takes the roots that hold soil in place and the process of erosion begins. "Can we change our ways?" is the question this video asks the viewer.
154 Willmar 8, 1981, 60 min. "The Willmar 8" is Lee Grant's Academy Award-nominated documentary about working women that has been featured on the front page of The Wall Street Journal, excerpted on "60 Minutes," and was broadcast nationally by PBS. The film tells the story of eight unassuming, apolitical women in America's heartland -- Willmar, Minnesota - -who were driven by sex discrimination at work to take the most unexpected step of their lives and found themselves in the forefront of the struggle for women's rights.
164, Windows on Women: Review of UN Decade for Women, 1986, 60 min.
450, Wings, 1927, 139 min. Two young men fall in love for the same girl. After U.S. enters WWI, both join the Air Corps and become ace. They remain friends, but the relation to the girl threatens their friendship.
153, Wobblies, 1985, 90 min. An examination of the Workers of the World Labor Union.
93, Woman in the Dunes, 1964, 147 min. A Japanese entomologist finds himself held prisoner in a sand pit with an alluring woman who expects him to work at her side.
164, Women's Decade: Beyond Beginnings, 1986, 60 min.
160, Wuthering Heights, 1954, 90 min. A somber tale of doomed and tragic love, conflicting passions and revenge. The first dramatization of Emily Bronte's wildly passionate 1847 bestselling literary masterpiece.
152, Year of Living Dangerously, 1982, 115 min. Guy Hamilton is a journalist on his first job as a foreign correspondent. His apparently humdrum assignment to Indonesia soon turns hot as President Sukarno electrifies the populace and frightens foreign powers.
365, Yesterday's Witness: A Tribute to the American Newsreel, 1977, 52 min. A film by Christian Blackwood and narrated by Lowell Thomas. This is the lively, provocative and amusing history of the American newsreel as told by the men who made them.
159, Yo Soy (I Am), 1985, 60 min.
376, Young Lions, 1958, 167 min. The destiny of two soldiers during World War II. The German officer Christian approves less and less of the war while the American GI Ackerman climbs the military hierarchy.
434, Zantraya: Children of Haitian Tradition, 1987, 60 min.
158, Zelig, 1983, 85 min. Documentary about a man who can look and act like whoever he's around, and meets various famous people.
557, Zero de Conduit, 1933, 41 min. After the holidays, Caussat and Bruel are going back to the boarding school, where their life is sad, dull, as all prisoner's ones. But there is plot setting up for a revolt.
570, Zora Is My Name, 1990, 90 min. A PBS-TV drama based on the life of black writer and folklorist Zora Neale Hurston, best known for her portrayals of African American life in the rural South in the 1930s and 1940s.
316, Zorba the Greek, 1964, 142 min. Basil, a young English writer of Greek ancestry, meets an older, free-spirited Greek peasant named Zorba (Anthony Quinn) on the island of Crete. Black and white film.
478, Zorro, 1968, 89 min. Episodes from Disney's Zorro TV series are melded into a feature film about the swashbuckling friend of the poor.