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Film titles starting with R

Raba li︠u︡bvi Slave of love /
During the Russian civil war, a Moscow film crew has gathered in the Crimea. The leading actress, Olga, contemplates the revolutionary situation, and after viewing a newsreel of White Army atrocities chooses to return to Bolshevik-controlled Moscow.
DVD 7183
Rabbia The anger : a film in two parts /
"La Rabbia employs documentary footage (from the 1950's) and accompanying commentary to attempt to answer the existential question, Why are our lives characterized by discontent, anguish, and fear? The film is in two completely separate parts, and the directors of these respective sections, left-wing Pier Paolo Pasolini and conservative Giovanni Guareschi, offer the viewer contrasting analyses of and prescriptions for modern society."--www.imdb.com.
DVD 9099
Rabbi's cat
A cat belonging to a widowed Rabbi and his beautiful daughter eats the family parrot and miraculously gains the ability to speak. Along with the power of speech comes unparalleled sardonic wit, and the cat spares no group or individual as he skewers faith, tradition and authority. The delivery of a box from Russia further complicates things when a painter is discovered inside, more dead than alive. He is on a quest for a hidden tribe and its mythical city in Africa.
DVD 10525
Rabbit hole
Becca and Howie Corbett are returning to their everyday existence in the wake of a shocking, sudden loss. Just eight months ago, they were a happy suburban family with everything they wanted. Now, they are caught in a maze of memory, longing, guilt, recrimination, sarcasm and tightly controlled rage from which they cannot escape. The journey is an intimate glimpse into two people learning to re-engage with each other and a world that has been tilted off its axis.
DVD 8052
Rabbit-proof fence
In 1931, Molly and her younger cousins, Gracie and Daisy, were three half-caste children from Western Australia who were taken from their parents under government edict and sent to an institution, were taught to forget their families, their culture, and re-invent themselves as members of "white" Australian society. The three girls begin an epic journey back to Western Australia, travelling 1,500 miles on foot with no food or water, and navigating by following the fence that has been built across the nation to stem an over-population of rabbits.
DVD 2233
Race
Jesse Owens' quest to become the greatest track and field athlete in history launches him onto the world stage of the 1936 Olympics, where he faces off against Adolf Hitler's vision of Aryan supremacy.
DVD 11665
Race against prime time
A close examination of how local and national news covered the rioting in Liberty City, an area of Miami, Florida in 1980. The rioting ensued following the verdict which freed four policemen accused of beating an African American man, Arthur McDuffie, to death. Shows some of the forces that decide what will be shown, who's point of view is presented and who comes to be a spokesperson for any particular group. Examines the effect of media reporting on the events they are attempting to cover.
DVD 8992
Race in the classroom the multiplicity of experience ; Women in the classroom : cases for discussion /
Race in the classroom features five vignettes that depict moments in college courses when the race or culture of participants, a race-related topic, or racial dynamics become a major factor in teaching and learning. Each vignette is based on an actual classroom incident, including a classroom argument over affirmative action, a student uncomfortable being chosen as a spokesperson for her race, and a quiet Asian student whom the instructor hesitates to engage. These scenes do not offer specific answers, but are intended instead to spark discussion on these important and difficult issues.--Container. Women in the classroom : Five vignettes show moments based on real classroom experiences in which the role of women is an issue, either because of the gender of the teacher or students or because of the topic under discussion. The classroom scenes present issues such as gaining authority, gendered modes of expression, male and female dominance, race and gender conflicts, and faculty responsibility. Also included is a series of 'shorts', provocative, unrehearsed student one-liners on gender issues that are grouped in eight sets by topic. All vignettes are intentionally provocative, and can lead to fruitful discussion of complex topics.--Container.
DVD 8152
Race is a four-letter word
"Speaking biologically, "race" is a spectral concept. Black, brown, red, white, and yellow, considered purely as skin colours, merit no more significance than a tattoo. The "skin your're in" is about as meaningful as ectoplasm. Scientists remind us that not only are we all essentially the same, but we all have the same genetic ancestor. Eve was a black, African woman. Nevertheless, history and politics, sociology and economics, transform skin colour - "race" - into either a golden sheathe or a leaden prison of shame. In Race Is a Four-Letter Word, director Sobaz Benjamin highlights Canadian contradictions and conflicts around race. Heroically, he exposes himself, too: a black man who grew up hating himself, trying to bleach his skin with chemicals, and then struggling to appreciate the meaning of his culture and heritage as an "Afro-Saxon" Briton, then Grenadian and now Haligonian-Nova Scotian-Canadian. We also met a white man who is culturally and psychologically black; of a black woman who wants to be considered iconically Canadian; of another black woman who retreats to England rather than continue to face Canada's racial cold war; and of himself, a black man who has learned to love his complexity. In the end, Race Is a Four-Letter Word teaches us that the soul has no colour. Yet, we also learn that race is a marathon we are all forced to run."--Container.
DVD 4846
Race is the place
Focusing on the topic of racism in the United States, the program presents an assemblage of taped monologues, commentaries, readings, musical performances, and stills of visual artworks interspersed with documentary sequences, archival images, and dialogue exemplifying the topic found in American mass media and product packaging.
DVD 3918
Race on trial
"Reports on the startlingly disparate outcomes of two almost-identical drug-related cases tried one after another in a Boston court. In one case, the juge sentenced an African-American defendant with no prior record to prison time on the insistence of the prosecution. In the other case, the prosecution asked for a sentence of drug rehabilitation as opposed to prison time for a white defendant with prior convictions"--Container.
DVD 3482
Race, power and American sports
Cultural historian Dave Zirin, whose influential blog and bestselling books have offered searing insights into the politics of American sports, examines the myriad ways sports culture has worked both to reproduce and challenge the wider culture's dominant ideas about race and racial difference. Interviewed by Communication scholar Sut Jhally, whose own work has sought to clarify the relationship between popular culture and racial attitudes, Zirin's analysis ranges from the emergence of professional sports in the 1800s to today's commercial media sports spectacles to show how athletes of color have posed a direct threat to traditional notions of whiteness, white male authority, and American ideals of masculinity. The film is richly illustrated throughout with archival and contemporary sports footage.
DVD 9706
Race, power & American sports featuring Dave Zirin /
Cultural historian Dave Zirin, whose influential blog and bestselling books have offered searing insights into the politics of American sports, examines the myriad ways sports culture has worked both to reproduce and challenge the wider culture's dominant ideas about race and racial difference. Interviewed by Communication scholar Sut Jhally, whose own work has sought to clarify the relationship between popular culture and racial attitudes, Zirin's analysis ranges from the emergence of professional sports in the 1800s to today's commercial media sports spectacles to show how athletes of color have posed a direct threat to traditional notions of whiteness, white male authority, and American ideals of masculinity. The film is richly illustrated throughout with archival and contemporary sports footage.
DVD 9706
Race, racism & white privilege in America
White Like Me, based on the work of Tim Wise, explores race and racism in the US through the lens of whiteness and white privilege. In a reassessment of the American ideal of meritocracy and claims that we've entered a post-racial society, Wise offers a look back at the race-based white entitlement programs that built the American middle class, and argues that our failure as a society to come to terms with this legacy of white privilege continues to perpetuate racial inequality and race-driven political resentments today.
DVD 9841
Race the floating signifier /
Stuart Hall, a renowned public speaker and teacher, presents a lecture on race and the meaning of racial signifiers (e.g., skin color) at Goldsmiths' College, New Cross, London. Begins with an interview of Hall by Sut Jhally.
DVD 6831
Race the power of an illusion /
[This series] challenges one of our most fundamental beliefs: that humans come divided into a few distinct biological groups, telling an eye-opening tale of how what we assume to be normal, commonsense, even scientific, is actually shaped by our history, social institutions and cultural beliefs. Episode one explores how recent scientific discoveries have toppled the concept of biological race. Episode two questions the belief that race has always been with us. It traces the race concept to the European conquest of the Americas. Episode three focuses on how our institutions shape and create race.
DVD 2704
Race to nowhere
Race to Nowhere is an award-winning documentary that highlights the unintended consequences of our pressure-cooker culture and education system. An eye-opening call to action, the film challenges our deepest-held assumptions about how we can best prepare young people for the future.
DVD 8858
Race to save the planet
Shows ways that the physical environment of the Earth is being changed by man and suggests actions to preserve it.
DVD 12415
Race to the moon
Profiles four of America's legendary aerospace pioneers--William Boeing, Donald Douglas, Dutch Kindelberger, and James McDonnell--whose achievements led the nation and the world from the era of open-cockpit biplanes to the very threshold of space. Includes interviews with America's foremost aviation scholars. Newly-recovered historical footage: the Wright brothers' famous 1908 Army trials at Fort Myer; WWII wartime factories at Boeing, Douglas, and North American Aviation; the legendary 1942 Tokyo Raid, led by Colonel Jimmy Doolittle; the North American P-51 Mustang in the skies over Berlin; a 19-year-old Marilyn Monroe modeling the cabin of the Douglas DC-6; test pilot Tex Johnston's legendary 1955 barrel-roll of the Boeing 707; President Kennedy's 1961 visit to McDonnell Aircraft in St. Louis.--From container.
DVD 10219
Rachel Carson's Silent spring
Witness the life of passionate biologist and environmentalist, Rachel Carson, and how she exposed the effects of the unregulated use of pesticides and herbicides by the federal government, and sparked a revolution in environmental policy.
DVD 5435
Rachel de la Comédie-Française
"Before the era of Sarah Bernhardt, Rachel was the great actress of the Comédie-Française--and the first international dramatic star. The daughter of Jewish peddlers from Alsace, Rachel Felix (1821-1858) made her debut as a street singer in Lyon and Paris. She joined the Comédie-Française at the age of 17 years and became a star of the French theater in the heyday of Romanticism, 1838-1855. Small, plain and fierce, Rachel's ability to convey passion in her performances thrilled audiences. She revitalized the Comédie-Française and made high culture popular by playing the classical female roles as if they were living women. Paintings, prints and photographs from the era, together with interviews with French actors (including Françoise Gillard, Dominique Blanc and Daniel Mesguich), directors and scholars, excerpts from contemporary productions of the classics from eyewitness accounts along with Rachel's own letters tell the story of this complex and compelling woman"--Container.
DVD 7177
Rachel getting married
In and out of rehab for the past 10 years, Kym Buchman returns to the family home for the wedding of her sister Rachel. She brings with her a long history of personal crisis and family conflict. The wedding party, friends and relatives have gathered for an idyllic weekend of feasting, music and love, but Kym's passion for the dramatic incites tension in the family.
DVD 6413
Racial microaggressions impact and implications for counseling practice /
This video is part of a series that focuses on an examination of the factors that can adversely impact counseling. Because counseling does not take place in a vacuum, isolated from the larger sociopolitical influences of society, the practitioner needs to be alert to the danger of adopting the racial and cultural biases of their forebears. Topics discussed include avoidance of ethnocentric viewpoints, and developing the ability to understand the worldviews of other races, ethnic groups, cultures, genders, and classes, in order to understand the client within his/her context.
DVD 8587
Racial profiling
The issue of racial profiling of minorities by police is highly-charged with legal, political, ethical and social implications. This report examines the issue from the points of view of ordinary black Americans, the police and social scientists.
DVD 5988
Racing extinction
Academy Award-winning filmmakers expose the forces that are leading our planet to its next mass extinction, potentially resulting in the loss of half of all species. A never-before-seen view of an international wildlife trade, operating in the shadows, reveals how creatures that have survived for millions of years may be wiped from Earth in our lifetime.
DVD 11513
Racing to zero in pursuit of zero waste /
Follows the collective zero waste efforts of San Francisco, which is successfully taking the necessary steps: increased recycling, creative repurposing, composting to recycle organics back into the earth, and changing patterns of production and consumption. Diminishing non-recyclables have already radically reduced the amount of garbage that is sent to the city's landfills. In fact, San Francisco leads the nation by keeping 78% of its garbage out of landfills.
DVD 11047
Racism and the death penalty in the United States
Portrays capital punishment as an instrument that disproportionately targets racial minorities and the poor. Highlights statistics on the racial makeup of America's death row population, mistaken identification, the toll on those wrongfully convicted, and the effects of the Jim Crow era.
DVD 5893
Racism, white denial & the costs of inequality
"In this spellbinding lecture, Tim Wise ... offers a unique, inside-out view of race and racism in America. Expertly overcoming the defensiveness that often surrounds these issues, Wise provides a non-confrontational explanation of white privilege and the damage it does not only to people of color, but to white people as well. This is an invaluable classroom resource: an ideal introduction to the social construction of racial identities, and a critical new tool for exploring the often invoked - but seldom explained - concept of white privilege."--Container.
DVD 5671
Racket
A straight-arrow cop and an old-school gangster find a common foe: big shots who run crime like a corporation.
DVD 5885
Radiant child
In his short career, Jean-Michel Basquiat was a phenomenon. He became notorious for his graffiti art under the moniker Samo in the late 1970s on the Lower East Side scene, sold his first painting to Deborah Harry for $200, and became best friends with Andy Warhol. Appreciated by both the art cognoscenti and the public, Basquiat was launched into international stardom.
DVD 8033
Radiant city
Something's happening on the edge of town. There's a desperate housewife in the parking lot, a musical chorus line mowing the lawn - and a loaded gun in the upstairs closet. Sprawl is eating the planet. Across the continent the landscape is being levelled - blasted clean of distinctive features and overlaid with zombie monoculture. Politicians call it growth. Developers call it business. The Moss family call it home. While Evan Moss zones out in commuter traffic, Ann boils over in her dream kitchen and the kids play sinister games amidst the fresh foundations of monster houses.
DVD 5172
Radiation, a slow death a new generation of Hibakusha /
This disturbing documentary illustrates the damage caused by radiation, focusing on the lives of those who have suffered through the harmful effects of nuclear warfare as well as those who live near plants and factories that disperse radiation.
DVD 6245
Radical harmonies
A documentary film, featuring interviews and performance footage, looking at women's music and how the movement came to prominence.
DVD 2842
Radically simple
"In Radically simple, we join engineer and author Jim Merkel as he presents his views on sustainable living in public presentations and workshops at his home. These meetings, which revolve around discussion on global economics and resource consumption, show Merkel leading by example. He demonstrates that a radically simple lifestyle-while at times intimidating-is not only possible but extremely satisfying."-- Container.
DVD 4000
Radio bikini
Using extraordinary and rarely seen archival footage, director Robert Stone brings to light the largely untold story of Bikini Atoll. A peaceful, tropical island in the Pacific, it was the sight of a series of atomic bomb tests in 1946.
DVD 7471
Radio days
Presents a look back at radio from the late 1930s to the mid-1940s, focusing on an extended Jewish family, all avid radio listeners, and on a young woman who eventually succeeds as a radio gossip columnist.
DVD 2103
Radio Pictures presents Fannie Hurst's Symphony of six million
"Symphony of Six Million follows a young Jewish doctor (Ricardo Cortez) who turns his back on his ghetto upbringing -- and on his crippled sweetheart (Irene Dunne) -- to make his fortune as a Park Avenue surgeon. Then tragedy strikes, forcing him to examine his life and rediscover his better self"--Container.
DVD 8327
Rafle
Dramatizes the true experiences of individuals caught up in the Vel' d'Hiv roundup. In the summer of 1942 the French government, on the orders of the Nazi occupiers, conducted mass arrests of Jews in Paris and herded them into the Velodrome d'Hiver and a nearby internment camp from which they were ultimately shipped to Auschwitz and executed. Over 13,000 victims, including over 4000 children, were subjects of this atrocity.
DVD 8141
Ragazzi
In post WWII Italy, Giuseppe and Pasquale work on the street shining the shoes of American troops. But when the boys are falsely accused of a crime, they are sent to a brutal state juvenile detention center.
DVD 11424
Raggedy man
A young divorced woman and her two children try to forge a life for themselves in a small Texas town during World War II.
DVD 6238
Raging bull
De Niro stars as champion boxer Jake La Motta, who rose from the streets of the Bronx to the heights of his sport, only to find disillusionment and corruption as well as fame.
DVD 475
Raging grannies the action league /
Raging Grannies is a lively and thought-provoking 30-minute documentary that tells the story of The Raging Grannies Action League of the San Francisco Bay Area Peninsula.
DVD 9490
Ragtime
From the E.L. Doctorow novel of 1906 America, a compelling story of human emotions and a reflection of the innocence, excitement and drama of an important time in America's history. It is now an award winning Broadway musical.
DVD 3890
Rahsaan Roland Kirk live in France 1972 /
"This 1972 concert, with the excellent support of Ron Buron, Henry Pearson, Richie Goldberg and Joe Texidor, is a perfect example Rahsaan Roland Kirk's unique genius ... featuring classics from Coltrane to Ellington.... Often playing two and three reed instruments simultaneously with amazing skill, he was a living encyclopedia of jazz and an ever-thinking force of energy who swept the audience up into his orbit."--Container.
DVD 9024
Raiders! : the story of the greatest fan film ever made
After Steven Spielberg's Raiders of the Lost Ark was released 35 years ago, three 11-year-old boys from Mississippi set out on what would become a 7-year-long labor of love and tribute to their favorite film: a shot-for-shot adaptation of the adventure film. They finished every scene...except one: the explosive airplane set piece. The trio reunited two decades later with the original cast members in order to complete their masterpiece.
DVD 11683
Railroad man
He has a good job working as a railroad man, but Andrea Marcocci is not happy. An obscure disease haunts him. His daughter Giulia leaves her husband, seeking shelter in the arms of another man, who does not love her. Andrea's good-for-nothing son storms out after one argument too many with his father. Unable to face these troubles alone, Andrea starts to drink. Inevitably, the drinking interferes with his work and he causes a serious rail accident. Desperately trying to hold onto his job, he goes to work on a strike day, futher alienating himself from his friends and colleagues.
DVD 9097
Railroad robber barons
Visit the extraordinary structures built by the men who rode the railroads to vast fortunes. As the rails spread out across America in the late 19th century, a handful of men reaped the majority of the profits. LeGrand Lockwood's name is largely forgotten now, but the investment banker--a prime early backer of the railroads--was one of America's first millionaires. Twenty years before the excesses of the Gilded Age, he built a 50-room palace in his boyhood home of Norwalk, Connecticut. A far more famous residence is Lyndhurst, the Hudson River home of financier Jay Gould. As befitted his status as one of America's most hated men, it is as much a fortress as a home. But the greatest of all the monuments erected by the railroad kings was, appropriately, a station. Cornelius Vanderbilt was derided for constructing the massive Grand Central Terminal on what was then the unfashionable outskirts of New York. Today, the restored station remains a vibrant hub, and is celebrated as one of the most important buildings in America.
DVD 6578
Railway man
Based on an autobiography, this film tells the true story of Eric Lomax, a British Army officer who is captured by the Japanese during WWII and sent to a POW camp, where he is tortured and forced to work on the Thai-Burma Railway. Years later, and still suffering the psychological trauma of his wartime experiences, Lomax is persuaded by his wife Patti to find and confront one of his captors. Accompanied by his best friend, Lomax returns to the scene of his torture and manages to track down his captor, Japanese officer Takashi Nagase, from the prison camp, in an attempt to let go of a lifetime of bitterness and hate.
DVD 10541
Rain
The unforgettable tragedy of a handful of human beings thrown together during a monsoon in Pago Pago. Rain dissects the elemental nature of tyranny under the guise of religious fervor. When a fanatical missionary and his equally zealous wife are marooned in a hut with a former prostitute during a week-long tropical storm, the conflict swells to explosive proportions--frightening in its intensity and realism.
DVD 476
Rain
The story of illegal Afghan immigrants living and working at a construction site in Tehran, Iran. When one of the workers is injured, his daughter, posing as a man, becomes the breadwinner. But a hot-headed 17 year-old local youth also working at the site discovers the secret.
DVD 3513
Rain in a dry land
Tale of two remarkable families, refugees from the 1991civil war in Somalia, who find new homes in urban America. Emmy award-winning filmmaker Anne Makepeace captures the poetry, the humor, and the astonishing resilience of these new Americans as they show us our world through new eyes.
DVD 5187
Rain man
A callous young hustler living in California finds his father has died and left him only rose bushes and a '49 Buick convertible. Feeling cheated out of what he thinks should be his 3 million dollar inheritance, he kidnaps the autistic brother he never knew he had, and takes him on the ride of his life.
DVD 477
Rain or shine
"A young woman inherits her father's financially troubled circus"--Www.tcm.com.
DVD 10210
Rainbow man/John 3:16
Presents the story of Rollen Stewart, also known as the Rainbow Man, who achieved notoriety in the late 1970s by appearing in the crowd at thousands of televised sporting events wearing a rainbow-colored afro wig and carrying signs encouraging the audience to be saved by Jesus Christ. Follows his obsession with attracting attention from the media, and his descent into violent behavior.
DVD 4264
Rainer Werner Fassbinder's Lola
In 1978 Rainer Werner Fassbinder embarked upon a project to trace the history of postwar Germany in a series of films told through the eyes of 3 remarkable women. The 3 films would garner him the international acclaim for which he had always yearned and place his name foremost in the canon of New German Cinema.
DVD 3204
Rainer Werner Fassbinder's pioneers in Ingolstadt
A group of young German recruits are on assignment to build a wooden bridge in the town of Ingolstadt. The young men seek relief from boredom with alcohol, acts of brutality and sexual escapades with the local women. Alma and her friend Berta welcome the excitement that the new arrivals bring to their lives, but while Alma picks up passing soldiers, Berta searches for true love.
DVD 4642
Rainer Werner Fassbinder's The marriage of Maria Braun, Veronika Voss, Lola
In 1978 Rainer Werner Fassbinder embarked upon a project to trace the history of postwar Germany in a series of films told through the eyes of 3 remarkable women. The 3 films would garner him the international acclaim for which he had always yearned and place his name foremost in the canon of New German Cinema.
DVD 3204
Rainer Werner Fassbinder's Veronika Voss
In 1978 Rainer Werner Fassbinder embarked upon a project to trace the history of postwar Germany in a series of films told through the eyes of 3 remarkable women. The 3 films would garner him the international acclaim for which he had always yearned and place his name foremost in the canon of New German Cinema.
DVD 3204
Raining stones
A man on government assistance will do anything to take care of his family, even if it is beyond the law.
DVD 2219
Rainmaker
A rookie lawyer in over his head on a high-profile case hires a feisty paralawyer who specializes in flunking the bar. Their chances of winning are slim to none, until they uncover a trail of corruption.
DVD 1850
Rains of injustice
Based on the true story of the Mirabal sisters, politically vocal activists assassinated in 1960 while fighting to topple Dominican dictator Rafael Trujillo's bloody and oppressive reign of power.
DVD 10097
Raintree County
A beautiful young woman, who believes that she is the daughter of an adulterous affair between her father and a mulatto slave, is married to an idealistic young man in this drama set in the Civil War era South. With the war as background, the two young people must solve their problems and find a true meaning and purpose in their lives. Includes overture and original theatrical trailer.
DVD 5727
Raise the red lantern
An idealistic young woman agrees to become the fourth wife to the wealthy Chen, a distant man who encourages his wives to compete for his affections.
DVD 5478
Raised to be heroes
Set within the landscape of the Arab-Israeli conflict, this film examines the personal experiences of Refuseniks, Israeli reserve soldiers who express moral objection to serving in the occupied Gaza Strip and West Bank and refuse to participate in military operations in the two areas.
DVD 4834
Raisin in the sun
Film of the award-winning play about a struggling black family living on Chicago's South Side and the impact of an unexpected insurance bequest. Each family member sees the bequest as the means of realizing dreams and of escape from grinding frustrations.
DVD 4265
Raisin in the sun a character studies conversation /
With host Eric Stolz, this program dissects Lorraine Hansberry's A raisin in the sun through the insights of those who participated in or studied the various productions of this American play.
DVD 6909
Raising Arizona
An ex-con and a police officer decide to get married and start a family. To their dismay, they discover that they can neither have nor adopt children. Desperate, they resort to kidnapping one of the newborn quintuplets of the wealthy Arizona family. However, their attempt at living a normal life is complicated by neurotic co-workers, two fugitives, and a mysterious bounty hunter.
DVD 478
Raising of America early childhood and the future of our nation /
"The first documentary series to explore how a strong start for all our kids can lead to a healthier, safer, better educated and more prosperous and equitable America."--Container.
DVD 11094
Raising Victor Vargas
Victor doesn't have much, but he knows that he wants Judy, the prettiest girl in the projects. His grandmother doesn't approve, his siblings don't want to believe him and Judy seems to have other plans in mind.
DVD 5564
Raiz forte Strong roots /
The Landless Movement, MST, started in 1985 in response to the unequal distribution of land in Brazil, where 46% of all agricultural land is controlled by 1% of the people. The MST has won 16 million hectares of land for 300,000 families. It has built thousands of food production cooperatives and schools. The MST struggle is grounded in Constitutional law, which decrees that land must fulfill a social function. Today, 100,000 families prepare to occupy land in order to feed themselves. They live in plastic tents, waiting for the chance to work their piece of Brazilian soil.
DVD 5188
Ralph Bunche the odyssey continues-- /
Examines the life and legacy of the international statesman, U.N. peacemaker, African American scholar, and civil rights activist, Ralph Bunche. The events he was involved in encompass such issues as conflict resolution, peacekeeping, race relations, human rights, the United Nations, and national self-determination.
DVD 4094
Ralph Ellison an American journey /
"First documentary on one of the most gifted and intellectually provocative authors of modern American literature ... presents the first scenes ever filmed from Ellison's landmark novel, Invisible man"--Container.
DVD 8986
Ralph Gleason's jazz casual
Features live American TV footage of important jazz musicians of the 20th century.
DVD 8514
Ralph Gleason's jazz casual
American television performances taped during the Sixties reflecting a variety of styles; hosted by critic Ralph Gleason.
DVD 8511
Ralph Gleason's jazz casual
DVD showcasing the talents of the most important bands of the twentieth century on live American TV programs from the 1960s.
DVD 8512
Ralph Nelson's Lilies of the field
A free-spirited ex-G.I. stumbles upon five German refugee nuns in Arizona and helps them build a chapel.
DVD 2453
Ram Dass fierce grace /
Richard Alpert, after being expelled from Harvard in 1963 for experimenting with LSD, morphed into Ram Dass, a serious and much loved spiritual leader, author and lecturer. This film visits Ram Dass in 2001 as he remakes his life since suffering a stroke five years ago. Balances fascinating, often hilarious footage from the hippie era with contemporary material and interviews with Ram Dass and his associates.
DVD 2390
Ram Dass Transmission of essential teachings / IDC Media Library.
DVD 11704
Rambling Rose
Rose, an alluring young woman, is hired by a Southern family to care for their children, and changes their lives forever. She is an innocent who relates to everyone she meets in the only way she knows how-- with sexuality she cannot restrain. The mother of the family takes Rose under her wing, offering love and protection, while the teenaged son finds Rose both his fantasy and a profound mystery.
DVD 5191
Rambo first blood
A mentally unstable Vietnam vet has a one-man war with the police force of a small town after they abuse him. Includes a never-before-seen alternate suicide ending, deleted scenes and commentary with Sylvester Stallone.
DVD 8368
Rams
In a secluded valley in Iceland, Gummi and Kiddi live side by side, tending to their sheep. Their ancestral sheep-stock is considered one of the country's best and the two brothers are repeatedly awarded for their prized rams who carry an ancient lineage. Although they share the land and a way of life, Gummi and Kiddi have not spoken to each other in four decades. When a lethal disease suddenly infects Kiddi's sheep, the entire valley comes under threat.
DVD 12159
Ran
In 16th century Japan, an aging ruler attempts to divide his kingdom among his three sons, who turn against each other and betray their father, triggering events that ultimately shatter the kingdom, destroy the family, and drive their father insane.
DVD 708
Ran
An aging warlord decides to split his kingdom between his three sons, who will live in three separate castles. The two eldest sons are quite happy, but the youngest thinks his father has gone mad, and predicts that it won't be long until the two older brothers are fighting with each other.
DVD 4690
Rana's wedding
A Palestinian girl has only 10 hours to find and marry her boyfriend in occupied Jerusalem and the West Bank.
DVD 7261
Random lunacy videos from the road less traveled.
Follow Poppa Neutrino with his extended family as he invents his life as he lives it. Poppa believes that each person, to be truly happy, must define his or her three deepest desires and pursue them remorselessly. Uses Poppa's own videos interspersed with interviews with members of his tribe and of his biographer, Alec Wilkinson.
DVD 6670
Randy rides alone
Lawless frontier: Wayne returns home after an 8-year absence and seeks the outlaw who killed his parents. He teams with an old gold miner and granddaughter whose lives get threatened when they help him. Randy rides alone: Wayne is accused of murder he didn't commit. He escapes and joins the gang to gather evidence to set a trap. He exonerates himself and saves the town.
DVD 789
Rane The wounds /
Two dewey-faced, clever 16 year old boys, Pinki and Kraut, who come of age during the war torn early 1990s in Serbia look for role models and heroes on the TV talk show The Street Pulse (a real program in Belgrade) where gangsters are treated as rock stars. Soon they become apprentices to one of their local mobsters and master the use of remorseless violence to achieve the power, wealth and fame they crave. When one boy seriously wounds the other an unwritten rule demands that he be repaid - bullet for bullet.
DVD 3616
Range Creek, UT
A science/reality series that sends archaeologists on a race against time to excavate historic sites around the nation. In this episode the Time Team America travels to Range Creek Canyon, Utah, a remote canyon southeast of Salt Lake City, to search for clues about the Fremont culture, which flourished there 1,000 years ago.
DVD 8011
Rangeh eshgh The color of love /
"In this engaging documentary, Iranians, young and old, married and single, speak candidly about love, marriage and sex, revealing the truth about what it's like to seek and find love in modern Iran."--Container.
DVD 5134
Ranma 1/2.
DVD 1398
Ransom
When the son of a wealthy businessman is kidnapped, he defies the experts and turns the tables on the kidnappers in a last-chance effort to rescue his boy.
DVD 4402
Rape for who I am
"Interweaves the experiences of four [South African lesbian] women, victims of rape, as they prepare for an annual Gay Pride celebration. With courage and a remarkable resilience, they describe the immense prejudices they have had to endure in their townships" -- Container.
DVD 7700
Rape in the Congo
"Since 1998 a brutal war has been raging in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Over 4 million people have died, and many tens of thousands of women and girls have been systematically kidnapped, raped, mutilated and tortured by soldiers from both foreign militias and the Congolese army. Until now, the world has known nothing of their stories. A survivor of gang rape herself, Emmy Award-winning filmmaker Lisa F. Jackson has created an extraordinary film in which these brave women finally speak" -- Container.
DVD 5910
Rape in the fields
Investigates the hidden problem of sexual assault routinely inflicted upon female migrant laborers working in America's fields and packing plants.
DVD 10159
Rape of Europa
Imagine the world without our masterpieces. Interviews with eyewitnesses and historians and newsreel footage show how during World War II the Nazis systematically took or destroyed the art of Europe. It follows the heroic Europeans who first hid, and then set out to find and return what had been taken, with the help of the Allied forces "Monuments Men". It is work that continues to this day.
DVD 8145
Rape of Nanking
Hitler's diaries: The film uses only authentic and often rare Nazi film footage and photographs. The film helps to explain why Hitler believed he had been chosen by "Divine Providence" to conquer Europe and to drive out the Jews, and how he employed terror, murder, propaganda, mystical symbols, religious imagery, mass rituals, and mass psychology, to rise from nowhere, gather a fanatical and loyal following, take power, and then lead a great and cultured nation into a genocidal world war. Hitler's Diaries tells his story from his own perspective, as Hitler saw himself, as well as others throughout the world saw him. Extracts from Hitler's writings, translated into English, are scrolled on the screen. The Rape of Nanking: The movie begins with a brief historical overview of ancient China and Nanking, and then Japan and the sun-cult of Shinto, at the beginning of the 20th Century. The second third of the film depicts the Japanese invasion of China, Shanghai, and then the invasion of Nanking, and in the final third, the Rape of Nanking. Includes photographs and film-footage never before seen in America--pictures taken by the Japanese and which are so horrible that it staggers the imagination.
DVD 5056
Rape on the night shift
An investigation into the sexual abuse of undocumented women in the service industry. The film examines allegations of abuse across the janitorial industry, and how the government, law enforcement and companies fall short in dealing with the problem.
DVD 11247
Raphaël Confiant fait un discours
A presentation by Confiant at the 4th International Conference on Caribbean Literature (I.C.C.L.) at Trois Ilets, Martinique, on November 7, 2001. This French Caribbean novelist and critic talks about whether to write in Creole or French, the struggle for independence in Martinique, cultural assimilation, oral tradition on plantations, self-affirmation in the context of Martinique, and idealization of French culture in Caribbean literature and culture.
DVD 7042
Raphaël Confiant (In French)
A presentation by Confiant at the 4th International Conference on Caribbean Literature (I.C.C.L.) at Trois Ilets, Martinique, on November 7, 2001. This French Caribbean novelist and critic talks about whether to write in Creole or French, the struggle for independence in Martinique, cultural assimilation, oral tradition on plantations, self-affirmation in the context of Martinique, and idealization of French culture in Caribbean literature and culture.
DVD 7042
Raphaël Confiant, romancier et professeur
A presentation by Confiant at the 4th International Conference on Caribbean Literature (I.C.C.L.) at Trois Ilets, Martinique, on November 7, 2001. This French Caribbean novelist and critic talks about whether to write in Creole or French, the struggle for independence in Martinique, cultural assimilation, oral tradition on plantations, self-affirmation in the context of Martinique, and idealization of French culture in Caribbean literature and culture.
DVD 7042
Rapture
A young woman, so unhappy with her life that she attempts suicide, undergoes a religious conversion when she is comforted by members of a cult. Her involvement with the cult leads to a frightening and ultimately tragic denouement.
DVD 7897
Rare exports a Christmas tale /
Young Pietari lives with his stern reindeer-herding father Rauno in arctic Finland. On the eve of Christmas, an enormous excavation at a nearby mountain disturbs the locals and captures Pietari's curiosity. When Rauno's reindeer herd is mysteriously slain and the children in town go missing, Pietari realizes that the dig has unearthed the evil Santa Claus of local lore, who no one wants coming to town.
DVD 8973
Rare films of Clara Bow.
Dancing mothers: Set during the 1920's flapper era a wealthy family is torn apart when the wife discovers that her husband is cheating on her. The shock opens her eyes for the first time to the selfishness and shallowness of her daughter and husband. Mantrap: A young woman's flirtatious nature leads her to romantic adventures at a back woods outpost along the Canadian border in the 1920's.
DVD 7553
Ras tafari
The Rastafari movement was founded upon the belief that the 1932 coronation of Haile Sellassie I of Ethiopia marked the second coming of Christ, a perception bolstered by the writings of Marcus Garvey. Present-day adherents in Kingston, Jamaica discuss its spiritual meaning as well the religious significance of reggae music, marijuana use and dreadlocks.
DVD 5054
Rashōmon
Set in the Middle Ages, the nature of truth and subjective reality are probed in a series of flashbacks from four viewpoints to present the case history of a man's murder and the rape of his wife by a bandit.
DVD 1684
Rastas and Maroons
The first Rasta: The story of Leonard Percival Howell, also known as G.G. Maragh, the Jamaican religious leader who helped found the Rastafari movement. Aluku Liba: Loeti has spent years away from his village in French Guiana, working in extreme conditions. When the army cracks down on illegal gold mining in the Amazon forest, he is forced to flee and must use the skills he learned as a child to survive in the forest. His only hope is to find his way home to his people and reclaim his Maroon past and culture.
DVD 11550
Rastas & Maroons : rebels of the Caribbean
The first Rasta: The story of Leonard Percival Howell, also known as G.G. Maragh, the Jamaican religious leader who helped found the Rastafari movement. Aluku Liba: Loeti has spent years away from his village in French Guiana, working in extreme conditions. When the army cracks down on illegal gold mining in the Amazon forest, he is forced to flee and must use the skills he learned as a child to survive in the forest. His only hope is to find his way home to his people and reclaim his Maroon past and culture.
DVD 11550
Rat
This witty, charming and unusual documentary profiles one of the most enduring rivalries in nature: MAN versus RAT in their endless struggle to control New York City.
DVD 7327
Ratas, ratones, rateros
Salvador, a young delinquent gets mixed up in the affairs of his ex-convict cousin who is in search of easy money and a hideout. Dragging along his family and friends, Salvador ends up destroying the few things that made sense in his life.
DVD 4903
Ratatouille
A rat named Remy dreams of becoming a great chef despite his family's wishes and the obvious problem of being a rat in a decidedly rodent-phobic profession. When fate places Remy in Paris, he finds himself ideally situated beneath a restaurant made famous by his culinary hero. Despite the apparent dangers of being an unwanted visitor in the kitchen of one of Paris' most exclusive restaurants, Remy forms an unlikely partnership with Linguini, the garbage boy, who inadvertently discovers Remy's amazing talents. They strike a deal, ultimately setting into motion a chain of extraordinary events that turns the culinary world of Paris upside down.
DVD 6433
Ratcatcher
A haunting evocation of a troubled Glasgow childhood. Set during Scotland's national garbage strike of the mid-1970's, Ratcatcher explores the experiences of a poor adolescent boy as he struggles to reconcile his dreams and his guilt with the abjection that surrounds him.
DVD 1465
Rather English marriage
Two recently-widowed men come to terms with the deaths of their wives. Reggie Conyngham-Jervis is a wealthy ex-fighter pilot. Roy Southgate is a retired milkman. Both are widowed on the same night. Now this 'odd couple' decide to overlook their differences and move in together. At first the two become friends, until their unlikely relationship is threatened by the arrival of Liz Franks, an alluring woman with a hidden agenda.
DVD 6299
Rattlers, peepers & snappers
"...created for anyone who wants to learn about the 52 amphibians and reptiles that breed in New England ... includes individual segments on all the species as well as reptile and amphibian field adventures hosted by a variety of New England experts. Viewers can watch an entire field adventure series on reptiles or amphibians or choose any of the stand-alone adventures from within each series" -- container.
DVD 6438
Raul Hilberg
Interview covers Hilberg's childhood, influences upon his work with documents while working on his academic progress, how he came to Vermont, his experiences in Vermont and while teaching at UVM, philosophical discussion on the capabilities of human beings and his passon to research into how the Holocaust was accomplished. Raul Hilberg, professor emeritus of political science at the University of Vermont, distinguished genocide historian and author of the seminal work "The Destruction of the European Jews." Born in Vienna in 1926, Hilberg emigrated to the United States in 1939 and joined the U.S. Army in 1944. Hilberg was awarded the Geschwister Scholl Prize for the German edition of his 2001 book, Sources of Holocaust Research. He passed away in August 2007.
DVD 4956
Raul Hilberg : closing remarks.
DVD 8818
Raul Hilberg memorial
The University of Vermont hosts a memorial honoring the life of Holocaust studies scholar, Raul Hilberg. Scholars and former students speak on his life, work, and great accomplishments in Holocaust studies.
DVD 9068
Raven
A mysterious writer of poison pen letters, known only as Le Corbeau, plagues a French provincial town, unwittingly exposing the collective suspicion and rancor seething beneath the community's calm surface. Brilliantly captures the spirit of paranoid pettiness and self-loathing turning an ccupied French town into a twentieth-century Salem style witch-hunt.
DVD 3371
Ravenous
The story of a handful of U.S. soldiers isolated in the snowy Sierra Nevadas in the mid-1800's. A psychopath, who's tasted human flesh before, tempts them to soothe their hunger pains by feasting on each other.
DVD 9813
Raw deal
Trapped within the walls of a state penitentiary, Joe Sullivan lives for the chance to avenge himself upon the man who helped put him there: Rick Coyle, a pyromaniac mob boss with a taste for party-girl flambé. Rick helps spring Joe from prison in hopes that the police will gun him down during the escape, but he grossly underestimates Joe's resourcefulness. With the assistance of a world-weary moll and an innocent girl, Joe dodges roadblocks, hitmen and dragnets and carves a bloody path back to his betrayer.
DVD 7018
Raw terror e. coli bacteria /
(Producer) Eleven-year-old Damion Heersink nearly died after eating meat tainted with E. coli. This program details his battle to survive, and documents the procedures that saved him. Doctors explain how E. coli bacteria produce HUS syndrome-a condition that releases toxins into the bloodstream. Kidney dialysis and a risky plasma exchange remove toxins from his system; two emergency surgeries extract fluids from around his heart, and repair a hole in his intestine through which bacteria are escaping. Permanent lung and kidney damage are show as two possible results of being exposed to E. coli.
DVD 2762
Rawhide.
The tale of Gil Favor, the trail boss, as he drives cattle across the old West. Along the way they meet up with adventure and drama.
DVD 5823
Ray
Ray Charles went blind at the age of seven. Inspired by his mother who insisted he make his own way, he found his calling at the keyboard. 'Ray' follows as he overcomes drug addiction while becoming one of the country's most beloved performers.
DVD 3902
Ray Bradbury's something wicked this way comes
Terrible things happen when Mr. Dark and his Pandemonium Carnival come to town.
DVD 3268
Ray Donovan.
Ray Donovan is the go-to guy who makes the problems of Los Angeles celebrities, superstar athletes, and business moguls disappear. This powerful family drama unfolds when his Irish gangster father is unexpectedly released from prison, setting off a chain of events that shakes the Donovan family to its core.
DVD 10391
Raymond Burr is Perry Mason
See Perry Mason dig deeper for the facts, find ways of making people confess, and win harder cases then any other attorney, with the help of his secretary and a private investigator.
DVD 6639
Rayon vert Summer /
The story of Delphine, a sensitive Paris secretary, whose vacation plans are suddenly cancelled and her friends try to help her with advice and invitations with initially unsatisfactory results.
DVD 695
Razing Appalachia
The story of the small town of Blair, W.V. and its fight against Arch Coal, Inc.'s plans to expand its Dal-Tex strip mine just above the town.
DVD 9904
Razor's edge
In 1918, Larry Darrell returns home from World War 1 disillusioned with his materialistic society. The quest for inner peace leads Larry to reject his rich fiancee, Isabel, and go searching for truth in the Himalayas. But, Larry learns that the path to enlightenment is as painful and narrow as treading the sharp edge of a razor.
DVD 6740
Razor's edge
A rich young man spends his time between WWI & WWII searching for essential truth, eventually landing in India.
DVD 6741
Reaching the millenium development goals
"Through the inspiring story of Charles Banda - a local fireman turned waterman who has drilled more than 800 wells in his impoverished country of Malawi - Water First conveys the critical role of clean water in addressing all other major global issues from hunger and poverty to women's equality, HIV/AIDS and environmental sustainability. These issues are articulated in the UN Millennium Development Goals (MDGs)... Water First shows the vital importance of clean water in meeting all these humanitarian goals." - Container.
DVD 6196
Read me differently
An estimated 15-20 percent of the current U.S. population has dyslexia, and 4.5 million children have been diagnosed with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). Prompted by a shock of recognition while studying to become a social worker, Sarah Entine began investigating how undiagnosed dyslexia and ADHD have affected three generations in her family. Grandmother, mother, and daughter are bound by blood and divided by a lack of understanding--since their complicated relationship turns, in part--on their shared struggles. This film can facilitate discussion on how learning disabilities influence family relationships and promote awareness and healing.
DVD 7845
Read my lips
Carla works in a real estate office and has a hearing problem. Carla makes the acquaintance of Paul, a small-time criminal who has just been released from prison on parole. Before long, it becomes obvious that Paul is having an influence on Carla's normally stable nature. Carla and Paul's actions go from malicious to seriously criminal when Paul hatches a scheme to rob a nightclub owner to whom he owes money -- a scheme that involves Carla's keen skill as a lip reader.
DVD 1764
Reader
Post-WWII, Germany. Michael Berg is a teenager who becomes ill and is helped home by Hanna, a stranger twice his age. Michael recovers from scarlet fever and seeks out Hanna to thank her. The two are quickly drawn into a passionate but secretive affair. Michael discovers that Hanna loves being read to and their physical relationship deepens. Hanna is enthralled as Michael reads to her from different works of literature. Despite their intense bond, Hanna mysteriously disappears one day and Michael is left confused and heartbroken. Eight years later, while Michael is a law student observing the Nazi war crime trials, he is stunned to find Hanna back in his life, only this time as a defendant in the courtroom. As Hanna's past is revealed, Michael uncovers a deep secret that will impact both of their lives.
DVD 6535
Reading Alistair MacLeod
"Alistair MacLeod is the unassuming subject of this documentary. Long admired for the brilliant craft of his short stories, MacLeod was suddenly catapulted into the international pantheon of modern writers with the publication in 1999 of his novel, No Great Mischief, winner of the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award. As this film makes clear, although No Great Mischief made MacLeod famous and brought his formidable talent to the world, the man himself has remained remarkably unchanged. Grounding his life and fuelling the themes of his work is the stunningly dramatic landscape of Cape Breton Island and the close community of his extended family. Whether surrounded by his beloved books in his university office, talking with his publisher, sporting a kilt, or reminiscing with his wife, MacLeod is fully at home in the world. This is especially obvious when he retreats to the little house along the coastal headland of Cape Breton where he writes his fiction. It is easy to see where his words come from after witnessing his deep attachment to people and place. In particular, MacLeod's roots in the history of Scottish struggle and in the rich Celtic legacy of Cape Breton inform his writings, as well as his wry humour. The filmmakers visit several famous writers who admire MacLeod's work, including Margaret Atwood, David Adams Richards, Russell Banks, Colm Toibin and Wayne Johnston. All praise him highly and have their own amusing stories." NFB website.
DVD 5754
Reading the world Content comprehension with linguistically diverse learners /
A series of three video programs describing how effective comprehension strategy instruction is integrated with content knowledge acquisition in science and social studies in culturally and linguistically diverse classrooms.
DVD 4450
Readings from the book Voices of a people's history of the United States
Historian Howard Zinn and writer Anthony Arnove are joined by artists and actors to present dramatic readings of selections from their book, Voices of a people's history of the United States.
DVD 6470
Readings from Voices of a people's history of the United States
Historian Howard Zinn and writer Anthony Arnove are joined by artists and actors to present dramatic readings of selections from their book, Voices of a people's history of the United States.
DVD 6470
Readings from Voices of a people's history of the United States by Howard Zinn and Anthony Arnove
"On October 22, 2004, Howard Zinn was honored by the New York Society for Ethical Culture. Friends and supporters came to hear readings from Zinn's Voices of a People's history of the United States, the companion book to A people's history of the United States, which collects first hand accounts of U.S. history from the perspectives of common people and political activists. Democracy Now's Amy Goodman hosted an evening of readings by actors, activists, and authors..."--Container.
DVD 7305
Ready to wear
At the world's hottest fashion show, there's been a murder. Now, everybody's a suspect ... They're all caught up in the year's biggest see-and-be-seen event-- where steamy scandals and spectacular supermodels turn up the heat in a riotous show of high fashion.
DVD 1510
Reagan
"Follows the 40th president's rise from small-town lifeguard to revered architect of the modern world. This definitive look at man and myth investigates how Reagan's homespun political vision fueled a seismic career, one whose reverberations still shape American life"--Container.
DVD 10990
Real dirt on farmer John
"The epic tale of a maverick Mid western farmer. An outcast in his community, Farmer John bravely stands amidst a failing economy, vicious rumors, and violence. By melding the traditions of family farming with the power of art and free expression, this powerful story of transformation and renewal heralds a resurrection of farming in America"--Container.
DVD 5399
Real Eve
Using the latest DNA reconstructions and cutting edge technology, scientists investigate the location of the first woman in the human race.
DVD 2845
Real Indian
Travelling through the heartland of America, Cree filmmaker Neil Diamond examines how the myth of the movie "Injun" has influenced the world's understanding - and misunderstanding - of Natives. With clips from hundreds of classic and recent films, and candid interviews with celebrated Native and non-Native directors, writers, actors and activists, including Clint Eastwood, Robbie Robertson, Sacheen Littlefeather, John Trudell, Charlie Hill and Russell Means, Reel Injun traces the evolution of cinema's depiction of Native people from the silent film era to the present day.
DVD 8067
Real price of oil
"[T]ells the epic story of one of the largest and most controversial legal cases on the planet: the infamous $27 billion 'Amazon Chernobyl' lawsuit pitting 30,000 rainforest dwellers in Ecuador against the U.S. oil giant Chevron." -- Container.
DVD 7458
Real talk about the n-word and other oppressive language
"This is a keynote presentation on the legacy of the "N" word and other oppressive language. It will explore whether the words are too inextricably linked to a past where no degree of appropriating can rid them of a violent and marginalizing history. Followed by a panel discussion on how the histories of oppressive words impact classroom pedagogy, discussion, and share strategies for dealing with this complex topic."--UVM's website
DVD 11217
Real women have curves
Should she leave home, go to college and experience life? Or stay home, get married, and keep working in her sister's struggling garment factory? It may seem an easy decision, but for 18-year-old Ana, every choice she makes this summer will change her life.
DVD 1765
Reality bites
As her college valedictorian, Lelaina Pierce should be destined for greatness. In reality, she's a lowly production assistant for an obnoxious TV morning show host. In her free time, Lelaina's making a biting, often outrageous video documentary about her peers. Meanwhile, Lelaina meets Michael, an ambitious video executive who wants to showcase her documentary on "In your face TV." Suddenly, she finds herself at the center of a very odd love triangle with dependable, fast-track Michael on the one side and a sexy, brooding Troy on the other.
DVD 479
Reality of the virtual
Slavoj Zizek lectures on belief and on the various forms that belief takes, drawing on Lacanian categories of thought.
DVD 5811
Reality therapy for addictions
Judy Lewis, Jon Carlson, and Robert Wubbolding begin by introducing reality theory. The introduction is followed by an initial therapy session with Dr. Wubbolding and Bill, a forty-three year old man, whose recovery from cocaine addiction is complicated by depression. Then the therapy session is discussed by Lewis, Carlson, Wubbolding, and a panel of counselors, counselor educators, and graduate students.
DVD 7115
Reap the wild wind
A sea captain is locked in battle in 1840s Key West with lawyer Steve Tolliver for the affections of a beautiful ship owner. Tolliver attempts to prosecute the captain for the murder of a girl who was allegedly on board.
DVD 480
Rear window
As a photographer with a broken leg, Stewart takes up the fine art of spying on his Greenwich Village neighbors during a summer heat wave. Things really begin to get hot when he suspects a salesman may have murdered his nagging wife and buried the body in a flower garden. He actively enlists the help of his girlfriend to investigate the highly suspicious chain of events. Events that ultimately lead to one of the most memorable and gripping endings in film history.
DVD 4215
Reason and relationships [ages 2 to 3 years] /
Covers ages 2 to 3. Shows how common experiences at play become a child's guide to thinking, reasoning, fantasizing and relating. Learn how early expectations develop into intentions and how trial and error is replaced by planned action in ways that go far beyond instinct.
DVD 7288
Reason to live
Uses interviews and dramatizations to explore the psychological, cultural, biological, and social factors that contribute to depression and suicide, particularly among teenagers.
DVD 11346
Reasonable doubt guilty or not guilty?
In this compelling case study, Ken Fitzhugh stands trial for the murder of Kristine, his wife. Reenactments of the trial using courtroom dialogue from actual transcripts elucidate expert witnesses' opinions of what really happened, from Jim Norris, director of forensics at the San Francisco Police Department, to David Spiegel, a psychiatrist from Stanford University. Interviews with the real Norris and Spiegel, members of the jury behind the decision, and District Attorney Michael Fletcher and defense attorney Robert Nolan are featured, as well as graphic police video and television news footage.
DVD
Rebecca
A young bride is brought by her new husband to his manor house in England. There she finds that the memory of her husband's first wife haunts her, and she tries to discover the secret of that mysterious woman's death.
DVD 481
Rebecca
A timid young girl marries a troubled widower only to find her new home is haunted by the memory of Rebecca, the first wife.
DVD 3587
Rebel Loreta Velazquez, secret soldier of the American Civil War /
In 1861, at the outbreak of the American Civil War, a teenager from New Orleans headed to the front lines. Under the alias Harry T. Buford, he fought at First Bull Run, was wounded at Shiloh, and served as a Confederate spy. By 1863, Buford was working for the Union. But Buford harbored a secret: he was really Loreta Velazquez, a Cuban immigrant from New Orleans.
DVD 10908
Rebel without a cause
The teen-aged son of a well-to-do family gets involved in violence when he attempts to win the approval of a gang of high-school hoodlums.
DVD 482
Rebels with a cause
Uses archival footage and interviews with activists involved to trace the history of Students for a Democratic Society through the 1960's. Growing out of student involvement with the black civil rights movement in the South, SDS grew quickly with the escalation of the war in Vietnam. Discusses how the Black Power movement shook the SDS, and the women's movement grew out of it. After 1968, the SDS was thrown into internal conflict with the Weathemen faction and the surveillance of the FBI. Interviewees talk about the legacy of the SDS for them.
DVD 1484
Rebirth of Dudley Street
Through the voices of committed residents, activists and city officials, this award-winning documentary shows how a Boston community organized the Dudley Street Neighborhood Initiative and was able to create and carry out its own agenda for change.
DVD 8354
Recipes for disaster
A filmmaker and his family embark on a year-long "oil diet", aiming to reduce their consumption of petroleum-based products in hopes of minimizing their contribution to greenhouse gases.
DVD 6504
Reckoning remembering the Dutch resistance /
The preservation of human life became a life-and-death mission for a small minority of ordinary Dutch citizens in war-torn Netherlands during World War II as told through eyewitness accounts of six survivors.
DVD 7017
Reckoning the battle for the International Criminal Court /
Rome Conference of 1998 was the culmination of 50 years of effort by the part of those seeking a humane world. Representatives from 140 governments and numerous NGOs were at the conference to establish the International Criminal Court (the ICC). The ICC came into being on July 1, 2002 ratifying the Rome Statutes. Though over 120 countries voted to create the International Criminal Court (ICC), some of the most powerful nations in the world -- China, Russia, and the United States -- refused to ratify the Rome Statutes. The U.S. claimed, among other items, that the ICC's authority to second-guess the actions taken and the results reached by participating states was an infringement on national sovereignty. Nevertheless, prosecutor Luis Moreno Ocampo issues arrest warrants for the rebel leaders of the Lord's Resistance Army in Uganda, puts four Congolese warlords on trial in The Hague, charges the president of Sudan with genocide and war crimes in Darfur, challenges the UN Security Council to have him arrested, and shakes up the Colombian criminal justice system.
DVD 7039
Reclaiming justice Guerrero's indigenous community police /
The story of 42 Mixteco and Tlapaneco communities in the Costa Chica-Montaña region of Guerrero who, faced with injustice and corruption of local authorities, established the Indigenous Community Police (ICP) in 1995.
DVD 6091
Recognizing and reporting child abuse and child sexual abuse
This three-disc series is designed so that teachers, daycare workers, and other professional caregivers understand, and act upon their responsibility as mandated reporters. Special emphasis is given to child sexual abuse, which is the most difficult type of abuse to detect.
DVD 9868
Reconquering the conquest
French-speaking Canadians battle for a unilingual French-speaking Quebec. At the same time, the Cree people battle the Quebec government over territory in the north. Can a single federal state survive if it contains a couple of nations and two major language groups? This program focuses the spotlight on a region that crackles with both aboriginal and linguistic nationalism. The politics of language is at the heart of the battle for unilingual French-speaking society; at the same time, a different yet similar battle is going on in the icy north, where the Cree people are fighting the Quebec government over territory the Cree claim- an example of an aboriginal group using the language of European nationalism to advance its claims. Quebec raises the question of whether a single federal state can survive if it contains a couple of nations and two major language groups. - Container.
DVD 11332
Reconquering the conquest : Quebec
French-speaking Canadians battle for a unilingual French-speaking Quebec. At the same time, the Cree people battle the Quebec government over territory in the north. Can a single federal state survive if it contains a couple of nations and two major language groups? This program focuses the spotlight on a region that crackles with both aboriginal and linguistic nationalism. The politics of language is at the heart of the battle for unilingual French-speaking society; at the same time, a different yet similar battle is going on in the icy north, where the Cree people are fighting the Quebec government over territory the Cree claim- an example of an aboriginal group using the language of European nationalism to advance its claims. Quebec raises the question of whether a single federal state can survive if it contains a couple of nations and two major language groups. - Container.
DVD 11332
Record of a living being
An elderly and wealthy industrialist is driven to madness over fears of a nuclear attack. In a futile attempt to save his family he pressures them to leave Japan and move to the rain forest in Brazil where he believes they will be safe. His family, complacent and cynical, is outraged and move to have him declared insane.
DVD 6375
Recording The producers a musical romp with Mel Brooks /
This exclusive musical comedy event showcases the antics of the entire cast and crew including director Susan Stroman, plus stars Nathan Lane and Matthew Broderick, with Roger Bart, Gary Beach, Cady Huffman and Bras Oscar as they record the cast album with show-stopping hilarity and heart. Includes exclusive candid behind-the-scenes footage, 14 song performances, and much more, all hosted by Mel Brooks.
DVD 2898
Recovery from sexual abuse
The program is designed to acknowledge and validate the feelings and experiences of teens and adults who have been sexually abused, and to encourage recovery within a context of healing and hope.
DVD 9870
Recruiter
DVD 7073
Recycle
In a place where extremes are raised, a tough choice has to be made. An ex-mujahideen struggles to reconcile his faith and reality. But he faces setbacks at every turn as he is forced to collect cardboard in the streets of Zarqa, an occupation barely sustaining his family. As his situation deteriorates he has to make a radical decision to save himself from humiliation. Abu Amar found himself disillusioned with the chaos Afghanistan was left in during the 80's and tried to clear this confusion by writing a book on Jihad. However insightful and moderate, he has failed so far to publish his work. In the meantime his attempts to build a normal life in the impoverished town where Iraq Al Qaiada leader Al Zarqawi grew up are failing. While the locals share their insights on Al Zarqawi and the current situation in the Middle East, the effects of their constraining environment become clear as Abu heads towards a life-changing decision. Recycle is a documentary with an insider's view on the community of al Zarqawi's hometown, hereby addressing the intricate realities of life in the Middle East during spiralling international tensions. From IMDB.
DVD 6217
Recycling habits/healthy eating
Recyclebank and Revolution Foods are two innovative companies that focus on rewarding people for taking ecological and healthy actions. These two companies are encouraging citizens to be actively engaged with good environmental and nutritional practices. The benefits created by these practices are considered "win-win-win." This means that consumers and government save money, build community, and also earn long-term health benefits.
DVD 10439
Red
Krzysztof Kieślowski's trilogy of the human condition in contemporary French society, with each film drawing its theme from a color in the French flag: liberty (Bleu), equality (Blanc) and fraternity (Rouge).
DVD 2077
Red and the black
Set in 1830's France, the ambitious son of a carpenter challenges the rigid social order of the time when he becomes a private tutor.
DVD 6599
Red and the White
This film about the absurdity and arbitrariness of war is set in Central Russia during the Civil War of 1918. It details the battles between the Red soldiers of Russia, aided by Hungarian Communists, and the counter-revolutionary Whites in the hills along the Volga River.
DVD 2089
Red army
A feature documentary about the Soviet Union and the most successful dynasty in sports history: the Red Army hockey team. Told from the perspective of its captain Slava Fetisov, the story portrays his transformation from national hero to political enemy. The film examines how sport mirrors social and cultural movements and parallels the rise and fall of the Red Army team with the Soviet Union.
DVD 11070
Red badge of courage
Retells Stephen Cranes's story of a young man's grappling with fear and courage during the Civil War.
DVD 2420
Red balloon
Pascal is a young French boy who discovers a stray balloon on the streets of Paris that seems to have a mind of its own and begins to follow Pascal everywhere. The two beome inseparable, yet the world's harsh realities finally interfere. A touching allegory of the magic powers of love and friendship.
DVD 5677
Red Beard
A vain young doctor learns a valuable lesson from the dedicated director of a clinic for destitute patients.
DVD 1564
Red belt
A jujitsu master becomes corrupted by the glitz and glamour of Hollywood. When a respected jujitsu master eschews a lucrative prizefighting career in favor of opening a self-defense dojo, it appears that he has chosen a peaceful path in life. The dedicated master's fate takes an unanticipated turn, however, when he is manipulated into participating in ultimate fighting championships by a group of unscrupulous actors and fight promoters. Later, as the master is being relentlessly beaten in a dirty street fight, he connects with a high-profile action star with serious marital problems. Realizing that the only way to regain his honor is to step into the ring, he reluctantly prepares for the fight of his life.
DVD 6500
Red cartoons animated films from East Germany.
"East Germany's DEFA Studio for Animation Film produced more than 800 films. Included here are sixteen of the best - an astonishing array of animation featuring a wide variety of styles and techniques, filled with social and political satire that would have never been allowed in live action films."--Container.
DVD 7459
Red cherry
Two children of Communists executed by nationalists in China are sent to an international school near Moscow for sanctuary. It is the winter of 1940, and the two are separated by the catastrophe of an invading German army.
DVD 705
Red circle
A master thief is fresh out of prison. But instead of toeing the line, he finds his steps leading back to the shadowy world of crime. He, a notorious escapee, and an alcoholic ex-cop plan a jewel heist, while being persued by a police superintendent.
DVD 3024
Red dawn
From the windows of a high school classroom, students see paratroopers land on the varsity football field. The invasion of the United States has begun. As their town is overrun by foreign nationals, eight teenagers escape to the mountains. Taking the name of their high school football team, the Wolverines, they wage an unremitting guerrilla action in defense of their parents, their friends and their country.
DVD 10036
Red desert
A young woman on the verge of a nervous breakdown struggles to find peace and comfort in a bleak, industrialized town on the Sardinian coast. Michelangelo Antonioni's first color film.
DVD 706
Red doors
A Chinese-American retiree's sudden disappearance inspires life-changing perspectives in each of his three daughters.
DVD 4816
Red dragon
Will Graham is an FBI agent who brought Hannibal Lecter to justice; however, his confrontation with Lecter proved to be a bloody, near-death experience. Retiring from the Bureau, he moves to Florida. However, a particularly grisly killer is on the loose, and Jack, Graham's one-time mentor at the Bureau, asks him to return to duty to find him. "The Tooth Fairy" is a vicious murderer who kills entire families at once, covering the eyes of his victims with bits of a shattered mirror.
DVD 4435
Red firecracker, green firecracker Pao da shuang deng /
Set against the close of the Ching Dynasty at the turn of the century, this tale of forbidden love and loyalty ignites the screen with passion. With no male heirs to run their fireworks factory, the Chai family's beautiful daughter has been groomed for the role of master. Renounced of her femininity, she is clothed like a man and forbidden to marry, a role which she dutifully accepts until a rebellious young artist becomes employed at the factory. He unleashes in her an unbridled passion that challenges her loyalty to her ancestral heritage and threatens the tradition that has bound her.
DVD 707
Red gold an environmental documentary /
At the headwaters of the Kvichak and the Nushagak Rivers in Bristol Bay Alaska -- the two largest remaining sockeye salmon runs on the planet -- mining companies Northern Dynasty and Anglo American have proposed to extract what may prove to be the richest deposit of gold and copper in the world. Red Gold is a portrait of a unique way of life that would not exist if the salmon didn't return with Bristol Bay's tide.
DVD 6290
Red Hollywood
A compilation of clips from over 50 Hollywood films by blacklisted screenwriters & directors, with expert commentary and other period footage.
DVD 11635
Red ink
Young college graduate wants to be an entertainment writer, but in his first journalism job is assigned to the daily crime column on a tabloid newspaper.
DVD 4289
Red kimona
A vulnerable young woman, whose blind trust in a man leads her into a New Orleans bordello, endures the hardships of that life, but is eventually driven to murdering her lover. A sympathetic jury acquits her and after a period of hardship she ultimately finds happiness.
DVD 5641
Red kimono
A vulnerable young woman, whose blind trust in a man leads her into a New Orleans bordello, endures the hardships of that life, but is eventually driven to murdering her lover. A sympathetic jury acquits her and after a period of hardship she ultimately finds happiness.
DVD 5641
Red lights
Antoine and Helene drive to South France to return their kids from a holiday camp. The traffic is dense and the atmosphere increasingly tense. Antoine becomes increasingly drunk during stops. After a fierce discussion they split and both have to face great danger during the night.
DVD 3728
Red line
The most dangerous and exciting car race in the universe is held only once every five years. And that's tonight. The competitors are lined up at the starting block. In his vehicle, JP, the most daredevil driver on the circuit, is ready for the green light. Female driver Sonoshee, with whom he is secretly in love, is also on the starting line. She will stop at nothing to get on to that podium. In this race, not only is anything possible, but also anything is allowed.
DVD 10657
Red moon menstruation, culture & the politics of gender /
"With humor and refreshing candor, Fabianova's Red Moon provides a fascinating, often ironic, take on the absurd and frequently dangerous cultural stigmas and superstitions surrounding women's menstruation. As educational as it is liberating, the film functions as both a myth-busting overview of the realities of menstruation, and a piercing cultural analysis of the ways in which struggles over meaning and power have played out through history on the terrain of women's bodies. Ideal for use in women's studies and health courses, as well as classes in anthropology, sociology, and cultural studies"--Container.
DVD 7347
Red pomegranate
Nṛan guyně presents a stylized biography of eighteenth century Armenian poet and troubadour Sayat Nova and interpretations of his writings.
DVD 1726
Red Riding
These three separate but interrelated films move unflinchingly through a turbulent and tragic decade in the West Riding region of Yorkshire, England. Serial murders, child abductions and rampant police corruption abound -- no one escapes undamaged.
DVD 7814
Red riding - 1974
These three separate but interrelated films move unflinchingly through a turbulent and tragic decade in the West Riding region of Yorkshire, England. Serial murders, child abductions and rampant police corruption abound -- no one escapes undamaged.
DVD 7814
Red riding - 1980
These three separate but interrelated films move unflinchingly through a turbulent and tragic decade in the West Riding region of Yorkshire, England. Serial murders, child abductions and rampant police corruption abound -- no one escapes undamaged.
DVD 7814
Red riding - 1983
These three separate but interrelated films move unflinchingly through a turbulent and tragic decade in the West Riding region of Yorkshire, England. Serial murders, child abductions and rampant police corruption abound -- no one escapes undamaged.
DVD 7814
Red River
With no market for his herd, the master of a vast cattle ranch and his son decide to head the first cattle drive over the now famous Chisholm Trail, past the Red River, into Missouri. The path is filled with hardship and the drive looks hopeless as the men struggle to prevail.
DVD 483
Red river valley
Shows the human side of victims and participants of the British invasion of Tibet in 1904. A young Chinese girl escapes from a religious sacrifice and is taken in by an old Tibetan woman and her herdsman son. They rescue two British men from the aftermath of an avalanche and take them to the region's ruler and his proud daughter to determine the foreigners' fate. One Brit remains in the valley to recover and is pleasantly overwhelmed by the Tibetans' kindness and innocence. After leaving the valley, he returns with an imperialistic commander and countrymen to invade and massacre the innocent.
DVD 3126
Red road
Jackie works as a CCTV operator. Each day she watches over a small part of the world, protecting the people living their lives under her gaze. One day a man appears on her monitor, a man she thought she would never see again, a man she never wanted to see again. Now she has no choice, she is compelled to confront him.
DVD 9474
Red run
"In 1913, a railway blast sent hundreds of tons of rock cascading into the Fraser River, blocking the path of thousands of returning salmon. The Fraser Valley aboriginal people rallied for days to save their fish, carrying them one at a time over the fallen rock. Red Run recalls this dramatic tale and reveals its impact today. Director Murray Jurak, from the region's Lower Nicola Band, follows members of three Siska families to the river's edge"--Container.
DVD 4838
Red shoes
Centers on the dilemma of a young ballerina torn between the composer who loves her and the impresario determined to fashion her into a great dancer.
DVD 528
Red Skelton holiday hour.
Features 2 programs (30 min. each): Thanksgiving show -- Christmas show with guest star Allen Jenkins.
DVD 3495
Red stuff the true story of the Russian race for space /
A film about the first heroes of the cosmos from those early years of Russian space travel. Unique archival material reveals the bravery and the unsurpassed stamina of the cosmonauts. Now that the military secrecy and national propaganda of the Soviet Union has crumbled, see the real story of the other side of the space race. Starman is the definitive story of Yuri Gagarin, the first human bing in history to leave the confines of our planet. Features rare archival footage and interviews with family, friends, and former colleagues. In English.
DVD 3613
Red turtle
Some thematic elements and peril. The dialogue-less film follows the major life stages of a castaway on a deserted tropical island populated by turtles, crabs and birds.
DVD 12219
Red violin
An appraiser of rare musical instruments traces the history of a blood-red violin and everyone whose lives it touched.
DVD 529
Red wagon facing hunger /
This is the story of Vermonters struggling every day to feed their families. Though you may not know it, they rely on the charitable food system of food banks, soup kitchens and food shelves. The film shows how food insecurity ravages one's sense of dignity and how experiencing hunger is more than just not having enough to eat. It will challenge what you thought you knew about hunger in this nation.
DVD 6913
Redacted
Centered around a small group of American soldiers stationed at a checkpoint in Iraq. Alternates points of view between these soldiers, the media and the local Iraqi people illuminating how each group is deeply affected by the current conflict and their encounters with each other. The POVs are presented as a video diary, footage from a documentary-in-progress, a website's streaming video, surveillance cameras, and cellphone images.
DVD 5819
Redbelt
A jujitsu master becomes corrupted by the glitz and glamour of Hollywood. When a respected jujitsu master eschews a lucrative prizefighting career in favor of opening a self-defense dojo, it appears that he has chosen a peaceful path in life. The dedicated master's fate takes an unanticipated turn, however, when he is manipulated into participating in ultimate fighting championships by a group of unscrupulous actors and fight promoters. Later, as the master is being relentlessly beaten in a dirty street fight, he connects with a high-profile action star with serious marital problems. Realizing that the only way to regain his honor is to step into the ring, he reluctantly prepares for the fight of his life.
DVD 6500
Redefining the F-word
"Armed with a video camera and an irreverent sense of humor, [filmmaker Therese] Shechter talks with feminist superstars, rowdy frat boys, liberated Cosmo girls and Radical Cheerleaders. Beginning as a quest to find out whether feminism can still be a source of personal and political power, this film ultimately redefines the F-word for a new generation"--Container.
DVD 11052
Redline
The most dangerous and exciting car race in the universe is held only once every five years. And that's tonight. The competitors are lined up at the starting block. In his vehicle, JP, the most daredevil driver on the circuit, is ready for the green light. Female driver Sonoshee, with whom he is secretly in love, is also on the starting line. She will stop at nothing to get on to that podium. In this race, not only is anything possible, but also anything is allowed.
DVD 10657
Redline reddorain.
The most dangerous and exciting car race in the universe is held only once every five years. And that's tonight. The competitors are lined up at the starting block. In his vehicle, JP, the most daredevil driver on the circuit, is ready for the green light. Female driver Sonoshee, with whom he is secretly in love, is also on the starting line. She will stop at nothing to get on to that podium. In this race, not only is anything possible, but also anything is allowed.
DVD 10657
Reds
The true story of the love affair of John Reed, American Communist, journalist and activist and Louise Bryant, writer and feminist.
DVD 5039
Redskins, tricksters and puppy stew
Native American comedians discuss Native American humor.
DVD 4850
Reduced Shakespeare Company
This three-man troupe perform all of Shakespeare's plays in 90 comedic minutes.
DVD 5380
Reefer madness
This 1930's cult classic shows in a comical way how an average teenager can become a psycho killer or a brazen hussie with just a little toke of marijuana.
DVD 484
Reel bad Arabs how Hollywood vilifies a people /
Throughout its history Hollywood has portrayed Arabs as buffoons or bandits. The video seeks to rectify this stereotyping by comparing it to other forms of racist imagery and by suggesting alternative narratives that treat the Arabs as human, not demons.
DVD 5020
Reel Indian
Travelling through the heartland of America, Cree filmmaker Neil Diamond examines how the myth of the movie "Injun" has influenced the world's understanding - and misunderstanding - of Natives. With clips from hundreds of classic and recent films, and candid interviews with celebrated Native and non-Native directors, writers, actors and activists, including Clint Eastwood, Robbie Robertson, Sacheen Littlefeather, John Trudell, Charlie Hill and Russell Means, Reel Injun traces the evolution of cinema's depiction of Native people from the silent film era to the present day.
DVD 8067
Reel Inheritance Films presents
Born in Brooklyn in 1911, Ruth Gruber became the youngest PhD in the world before going on to become an international foreign correspondent and photojournalist at age 24. She emerged as the eyes and conscience of the world. With her love of adventure, fearlessness and powerful intellect, Ruth defied tradition in an extraordinary career that has spanned more than seven decades. The first journalist to enter the Soviet Arctic in 1935, Ruth also traveled to Alaska as a member of the Roosevelt administration in 1942, escorted Holocaust refugees to America in 1944, covered the Nuremberg trials in 1946 and documented the Haganah ship Exodus in 1947. Her relationships with world leaders including Eleanor Roosevelt, President Harry Truman, and David Ben Gurion gave her unique access and insight into the modern history of the Jewish people. Ruth is an inspiration not only for her ground-breaking career, but for her vitality and humor at 98 years old. The film includes never-seen-before archival footage.
DVD 8542
Reel injun
Travelling through the heartland of America, Cree filmmaker Neil Diamond examines how the myth of the movie "Injun" has influenced the world's understanding - and misunderstanding - of Natives. With clips from hundreds of classic and recent films, and candid interviews with celebrated Native and non-Native directors, writers, actors and activists, including Clint Eastwood, Robbie Robertson, Sacheen Littlefeather, John Trudell, Charlie Hill and Russell Means, Reel Injun traces the evolution of cinema's depiction of Native people from the silent film era to the present day.
DVD 8067
Reel world of news
Looks at newsreels, a unique 20th century institution. For over 50 years newsreels informed and entertained whole generations until their demise in the mid-1960's with the advance of televised nightly newscasts.
DVD 12360
Reflections in a golden eye
Major Weldon Penderton, a repressed homosexual whose career is languishing in the monotony of postwar Georgia, becomes obsessed with a private who is, in turn, obsessed with Penderton's frustrated and sensual wife Leonora.
DVD 5901
Reflections unheard Black women in civil rights /
"Archival footage and in-depth interviews with former members of organizations including Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC), and the Black Panther Party reveal how black women mobilized, fought for recognition, and raised awareness of how sexism and class issues affected women of color within and outside The Black Power Movement and mainstream feminism."--WMM website.
DVD 11691
Reforming health care : a single payer or consumer driven solution /
Arnold Kling supports the notion of a consumer driven health care system; while David Corn supports the notion of a single payer health care system. Kling and Corn present their arguments, offer counter-arguments, defend their positions, and field questions from the audience.
DVD 8169
Refuge stories of the Selfhelp Home /
"Refuge reaches back more than 70 years to give voice to the final generation of Jewish victims of Nazi persecution. The film traces the lives of Holocaust survivors and refugees who today live in Chicago at Selfhelp, a home that has provided refuge for more than 1,000 elderly Central European Jews since the end of World War II. Told through eyewitness experiences of Selfhelp's residents and founders, this is a story of remarkable courage and resilience"--Back of container.
DVD 11624
Refugee like me
They are ordinary people. And they have come from disparate corners of the globe, seeking an elemental need - the need to be safe, the need to feel safe. Their exodus from their homeland is the most painful journey they will ever undertake. If they have made a choice, it is simply the choice to live. In this documentary film, 6 refugees discuss their experiences.
DVD 7129
Refugees of the Blue Planet
"Each year, millions of people the world over are driven to forced displacement. Global warming and the unbridled exploitation of natural resources are degrading the life-supporting environments of rural populations. This film sheds light on the little-known plight of a category of individuals who are suffering the repercussions."--NFB website.
DVD 5170
Regarde les hommes tomber
A salesman tries to find the murderer of his best friend, a cop named Mickey. To do this, he realizes that he must abandon everything he knows.
DVD 10088
Regarding Susan Sontag
"...[A]n intimate and nuanced investigation into the life of one of the most influential and provocative thinkers of the 20th century. ...[A] towering thinker whose works on photography, war, and illness continue to resonate today"--Container.
DVD 10944
Regards D'Afghanes
In November and December of 2002, 14 young women, trained as video journalists and camera operators, traveled to rural regions of Afghanistan to interview their countrywomen. In the span of two months, they met and spoke with women eking out an existence in caves, women risking punishment by daring to appear on film and women whose lives and families had been destroyed by years of bombing and oppression.
DVD 8488
Regards sur Mies van der Rohe
Featuring stylish cinematography and an evocative jazz score, REGULAR OR SUPER illustrates many of Mies' classic buildings -- including a Montreal gas station built in the '60s -- combining these striking facades with observations from some architecture superstars, including Rem Koolhaas, Elizabeth Diller and Phyllis Lamber, which are interlaced with anecdotes from customers and neighbors of the gas station, plus comments from his biographer and family members.
DVD 9725
Regenerating the black poetic tradition
"This 3-part program provides the definitive teaching tool for exploring the world of today's black poetry. Providing a more focused, ambitious approach than its 1998 predecessor, Furious Flower II presents outstanding critical scholarship on black contemporary poetry's origins and trends, its conflicts and consonances. Throughout, notable authors share insights and offer inspiration to fledgling poets about the creative process, and about daily life as a published writer.Interspersed with these critical conversations are impassioned readings of the most representative poems of each poet. Viewers can watch as one of America's most exciting cultural movements evolves before their eyes and ears. Program I - Roots and First Fruits traces black literary traditions from African American folklore to the Blues Aesthetic to Hip Hop, and illuminates their impact on poetry. Program II - Cross-Pollination in the Diaspora reflects upon the reciprocal influence between black American poets and writers from the African literary Diaspora. Program III - Blooming in the Whirlwind locates black poets within their historic moment and contextualizes them within relevant political movements - Civil Rights, Black Nationalism, post-colonialism and multiculturalism."--www.newsreel.org.
DVD 3982
Regeneration
"Based on the autobiographical novel by Owen Kildare, Regeneration follows the rise of a child of the slums from impoverished orphan at age ten to successful Bowery hoodlum at twenty-five. On the vice-ridden streets of New York, however, he rediscovers his forgotten innocence through the encouragement of Mamie Rose, the proprietress of a downtown mission, but must resist the influences of his colleagues to whom he is bound by criminal codes of honor."--Container.
DVD 1804
ReGENERATION
Ryan Gosling narrates this engrossing film about social activism, the forces that galvanized the Occupy movement, and how a new generation of young people is coming to terms with a rapidly changing world. The film skillfully weaves commentary from some of the country's leading political and social analysts with personal observations from a collective of young musicians, a tight-knit group of suburban high-school students, and a young conservative family, providing a nuanced look at the myriad challenges facing the next generation of Americans. The result is as personal as it is political, as much a portrait of the contemporary political scene as of a generation of young people finding their way in uncertain times.
DVD 9845
Regeneration: Art of sustainable living
A two half-hour program introduces Vermont business leaders, farmers and eco-designers who are pushing forward practical applications of sustainable living through groundbreaking green design and environmentally friendly business practices. ReGeneration shows how to "live well while doing good," offering solid information to make sustainable living an everyday, practical and profitable reality.
DVD 4955
ReGeneration the art of sustainable living /
A two half-hour program introduces Vermont business leaders, farmers and eco-designers who are pushing forward practical applications of sustainable living through groundbreaking green design and environmentally friendly business practices. ReGeneration shows how to "live well while doing good," offering solid information to make sustainable living an everyday, practical and profitable reality.
DVD 4955
Régle du jeu The rules of the game /
Cloaked in a comedy of manners, this scathing critique of corrupt French society is about a weekend hunting party at which amorous escapades abound among the aristocratic guests, which are also mirrored by the activities of the servants downstairs.
DVD 3351
Regret to inform
In this film made over ten years, filmmaker Barbara Sonneborn took a pilgrimage to the Vietnamese countryside where her husband died. She and translator (and fellow war widow) Xuan Ngoc Nguyen explore the meaning of war and loss on a human level. The film weaves interviews with Vietnamese and American widows into a vivid testament to the legacy of war.
DVD 2641
Regular or super
Featuring stylish cinematography and an evocative jazz score, REGULAR OR SUPER illustrates many of Mies' classic buildings -- including a Montreal gas station built in the '60s -- combining these striking facades with observations from some architecture superstars, including Rem Koolhaas, Elizabeth Diller and Phyllis Lamber, which are interlaced with anecdotes from customers and neighbors of the gas station, plus comments from his biographer and family members.
DVD 9725
Regulation & deregulation a personal journey/
Kahn discusses the history of the economic regulatory process, particularly emphasizing his own experiences revising price structures for an electric company and later regulating and deregulating the airlines as Chairman of the Civil Aeronautics Board. Referencing the railroad and trucking industries, Kahn explains the phenomena of industries using regulation as a means of restricting competition.
DVD 7891
Rehearsal and performance
A documentary of the renowned conductor Carlos Kleiber in rehearsal and performance with the Südfunk Symphony Orchestra.
DVD 9163
Rehearsal for a Sicilian tragedy
Actor John Turturro takes audiences on a haunting, intimate journey to his maternal homeland of Sicily. There, while exploring the island's vanishing traditions, he is taken under the wing of one of the puppet theater's few remaining practitioners, Mimmo Cuticchio, who instructs him in the distinctively Sicilian art of puppetry.
DVD 9673
Reign over me
Alan has a great job, wife, and children, but finds that managing it all is too hard and has no one to talk to about it. Charlie lost his family on 9/11 and quit his job. The two randomly meet and rekindle a friendship they once shared.
DVD 8527
Reimagining Lincoln Center and the High Line
Between 2004 and 2011, the firm, in collaboration with James Corner Field Operations, converted the derelict High Line railroad tracks on the city's West Side into a sophisticated 1.5 elevated urban park. From early 2003 to 2010, DS + R redesigned Lincoln Center's Alice Tully Hall and the Juilliard School, built a free-standing, grass-covered pavilion that houses a destination restaurant (the Lincoln) and a public lawn, and inventively modified the public spaces connecting the complex's existing buildings. As architecture critic Martin Filler states in the film, "Both the High Line and Lincoln Center have had a really euphoric effect on life in New York. So it's populism of a very high order" ... Elizabeth Diller, Ricardo Scofidio and Charles Renfro's intelligent commentary is complemented by remarkable cinematography and engaging interviews with New York City Planning Commissioner Amanda Burden and other civic figures. Critics and theorists Mark Wigley, Anthony Vidler, and Mr. Filler offer insights into the firm's history, their important works, and their unique process of reimagining the public identities of two major New York urban spaces-- Container.
DVD 11231
Reincarnation of Khensur Rinpoche
"Choenzey is a 47-year-old Tibetan monk who lives in exile in a Buddhist monastery in southern India. His spiritual master, Khensur Rinpoche, has been dead four years. But according to Tibetan belief, the Rinpoche will be reincarnated and it is Choenzey's responsibility to find the reincarnation and look after him. This utterly fascinating and compelling film follows Choenzey's search and eventual discovery of an impish but gentle four-year-old who is recognized by the Dalai Lama to be the looked-for reincarnation."--Distributor web site.
DVD 9599
Reindeer games
Upon release from a stint in prison, Rudy impulsively decides to pose as his old cell mate Nick in order to make time with Nick's beautiful pen pal Ashley. But Rudy's ruse blows up when he realizes that Ashley was doublecrossing Nick...and now he's inescapably part of an armed robbery plot being hatched by her evil brother.
DVD 1692
Reine Margot Queen Margot /
Thrown into a political marriage of convenience by her ruthlessly power-hungry family, the beautiful Margot soon finds herself hopelessly drawn into their murderous affairs. It's then she realizes her only hope of escape lies somewhere between the heroic soldier who loves her and the enemy husband who could save her.
DVD 7610
Reinventing Japan
"The Pacific Century is the story of how, from the 19th century onward, modern nations have emerged from the rich and varied cultures and societies of Pacific Asia. ... this introductory area studies course provides students with an understanding of the historical and geographic context of the development of Northeast Asia (China, Japan, Korea, and the Soviet Far East) and Southeast Asia (emphasizing Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam)."--Preview.
DVD 11590
Reinventing the Sacred
Discusses a radically new scientific world view and challenges Western view that all that unfolds in the universe is describable by natural law.
DVD 8732
Reise des Löwen
Made in Jamaica: A musical documentary that presents an overview of the reggae music movement past and present, from the crime and violence of the ghetto to political responsibility, showcasing performances and interviews with such artists as Capleton, Elephant Man, Bunny Wailer, Toots & the Maytals, Bounty Killer, Gregory Isaacs, Tanya Stephens, Beres Hammond, Third World, Lady Saw, Sly Dunbar & Robbie Shakespeare, Joseph Current, Vybz Kartel, Shiah Coore, Koolant, Alaine, Doc Marshall, Brick & Lace, Blessed and Bogle. Journey of the lion: Brother Howie (Howard A. Trott), is a Jamaican Rastafari who feels disconnected from his ancestral birthplace of Africa. Following his need to find connection with his roots, Brother Howie returns to his homeland, travelling first through England, then to the Northern coast of Africa, and eventually to Ghana, making observations and unexpected discoveries along the way. As a follow-up to the director's earlier 1983 film, "So frei wie der Löwe [As free as the lion]", this docudrama represents an ongoing effort by the director to present questions of place and identity via the lives and beliefs of a Jamaican family.
DVD 7724
Reisen ins Leben Journey into life.
Three survivors of the Auschwitz concentration camp discuss their experiences in the camp and their subsequent attempts to cope with their psychological trauma. Intersperses U.S. Army footage of the liberated camps with the interviews.
DVD 5801
Relatos salvajes Wild tales /
Six short stories involving people out for vengeance. Vulnerable in the face of a reality that shifts and suddenly turns unpredictable, the characters cross the thin line that divides civilization and barbarism. A lover's betrayal, a return to the repressed past and the violence woven into everyday encounters drive the characters to madness as they cede to the undeniable pleasure of losing control.
DVD 11186
Released
"Two-thirds of convicts released from prison return behind bars within three years. This film presents the hopeful stories of four parolees released with no homes to go to or jobs for support. They ended up in a prisoner reentry facility in New York City known as "The Castle", run by former convicts and established by The Fortune Society. Their life affirming stories of change provide an important model for reducing the rate of repeat offenders."
DVD 10369
Religieuse the nun /
In 1760s France, Suzanne is a beautiful young girl with a natural talent for music, enjoying a quietly privileged life. Inexplicably sent off to a convent, she resists structure at every turn until she discovers that she is an illegitimate child. Left with no other option, she pronounces her vows and suffers the consequences of her mother's sin. Still uncertain of her path and oppressed by aggressive and inappropriate Mother Superiors, Suzanne continues to resist imposed religious values.
DVD 11347
Religion of white supremacy
Explores the motivation behind European global subjugation, the history of rarely discussed vast West African empires, how germ warfare is used on melanted people, and the history of slave breeding farms in America.
DVD 12119
Religulous
Comedian and TV host Bill Maher takes a pilgrimage across the globe on a mind-opening journey into the ultimate taboo: questioning religion. Meeting the high and low from different religions, Maher asks questions, like 'Why is faith good?' and more.
DVD 6282
Reluctant fundamentalist
When an American academic in Pakistan is kidnapped by anti-American radicals, the CIA thinks popular young Pakistani professor Changez is involved. But as Changez tells his story about his life in the US to an American foreign correspondent, the truth becomes harder to pin down.
DVD 10311
From July 1981 when R.E.M. released its first single, MTV documented everything about R.E.M.--their music, their stories, and ultimately their decision to disband in 2011.
DVD 11098
Rem Koolhaas a kind of architect /
"Rarely has an architect caused as much sensation outside of the architecture community as Rem Koolhaas. His outstanding creations such as the Dutch Embassy in Berlin, the Seattle Library, the Casa da Musica concert hall in Porto, and the Guggenheim Heritage Museum in Las Vegas are working examples of the Dutchman's visionary theories about architecture and urban society ... an engaging portrait of a visionary man which takes us to the heart of his ideas"--Container.
DVD 9747
Remains of the day
The story of blind devotion and repressed love between a fanatically proper butler and a high-spirited, strong-minded young housekeeper employed by a British lord who is unwittingly a Nazi dupe.
DVD 2941
Remaking American medicine health care for the 21st century /
Examines critical health care issues facing America today, including patient safety, medical and medication errors, hospital-acquired infections, family-centered care and the effective management of chronic disease. The program focuses on the advances being made in improving the quality of patient care and features profiles of providers and patients who are working together to change the way health care is provided in the United States.
DVD 4782
Rembrandt van Rijn
Explores Rembrandt's self-portraits and attempts to determine the meanings hidden in the various versions of his face.
DVD 2291
Remember me my love
With his passions reawakened by a long lost love, Carlo's affair threatens to tear apart his entire family. Unfullfilled desires and ambitions which have worn each of them down now resurface when a crisis makes them realize the importance of family.
DVD 7722
Remember the Titans
A drama of forced high school integration in Alexandria, Virginia in 1971. After leading his team to fifteen winning seasons, white football coach Bill Yoast is demoted and replaced by African-American Herman Boone, tough, opinionated and as different from Yoast as could be. The two men overcome their differences and turn a group of hostile young men into champions. A rousing celebration of how a town torn apart by resentment, friction and mistrust comes together in triumphant harmony.
DVD 1805
Remembering the cosmos flower
Akiko, a high school student and her mother return to their home in a small town in Japan after 7 years in South America. The teenage girl has contracted the AIDS virus. The whole town knows about this even before she arrives and fear they will be exposed to the deadly disease. Thus begins beautiful Akiko's odyssey to her place of childhood. As Akiko copes with her illness her childhood best friend Natsumi, transforming her fear of Akiko's sickness into a solid support and protection, confronts the village community. Everyone learns a lesson or two about their own shortcomings, prejudism and ignorance. They have all matured and come together as a community when Akiko passes away one beautiful sunny day.
DVD 1001
Remembering the Dutch resistance
The preservation of human life became a life-and-death mission for a small minority of ordinary Dutch citizens in war-torn Netherlands during World War II as told through eyewitness accounts of six survivors.
DVD 7017
Remembering the Kindertransports
"Filmmaker Melissa Hacker's mother, Ruth Morley (Academy Award nominated costume designer for The Miracle Worker), was one of the over 10,000 children who were saved in the Kindertransport movement during the Holocaust. On the eve of World War II, as millions of Jews were seeking refuge from Nazi persecution, country after country turned its back--all except for Great Britain who opened its doors to an unspecified number of Jewish children in danger. As the children boarded trains taking them to a safe haven in London, their parents were left to embark on a different journey--one taking them to the concentration camps. Most of these children never saw their parents again."--Container.
DVD 4240
Remembrance of things to come
Ostensibly a portrait of photographer Denise Bellon, focusing on the two decades between 1935 and 1955, the film leaps and backtracks from subject to subject, from a family portrait of Bellon and her two daughters, to a wide-ranging history of surrealism, of the city of Paris, of French cinema and the birth of the cinématheque, of Europe, the National Front, the Second World War and Spanish Civil War, and postwar politics and culture.
DVD 7908
Remix manifesto
Explores the complexities of intellectual property in the era of peer-to-peer file sharing. Interviews key figures in the debate, including Gregg Gillis, the Pittsburgh biomedical engineer who moonlights as Girl Talk, a mash-up artist rearranging the pop chart's DNA with his incongruous, entirely sample-based songs. A mash-up in itself, this shatters the wall between users and producers, and challenges the thresholds of 'fair use.'
DVD 9779
Remnants of war
Exposes the environmental and psychological damage which remains after the fighting stops and the troops leave. Features interviews with individuals who destroy unexploded munitions in Verdun, France and Sarajevo, Bosnia, recover and identify skeletons from a battlefield in Stalingrad, Russia and help victims of Agent Orange in the Aluoi Valley in Vietnam.
DVD 2777
Remorques
For Andre and the other members of the crew of the tugboat Cyclone, existence is harshly divided between the danger of the stormy seas and the safety of life at home with their patient women. When Andre meets temptation in the form of the alluring Catherine during a risky rescue, he comes perilously close to betraying his wife of ten years.
DVD 9087
Ren xiao yao
Follows two 19-year-olds, Bin Bin and Xiao Ji, as they wander the streets and hang out in pool halls, dance clubs and karaoke bars looking for excitement. Sparks fly when Xiao Ji meets a beautiful dancer and Bin Bin begins a romantic liaison with a young student. After watching American crime movies, the temptation for easy money becomes too much and in a final attempt to break free, the two embark on a half-baked plan to rob a bank.
DVD 3046
Rene Clair's And then there were none
Ten people, strangers to each other, are invited to a lavish estate on an island. The tension mounts as, one by one, they are murdered.
DVD 1624
René Clair's Le Million
A musical comedy about a pair of young lovers who lose a lottery ticket worth a million francs and chase it frantically across Paris. Considered one of the very first musical films.
DVD 731
René Laloux's Fantastic planet
In a future world, the Oms are dominated by the Traags, a super mechanized race. Then, one of the Oms manages to escape with a Traag knowledge device...
DVD 1665
Renée
Tells the story of Renee Richard's battle to enter the 1977 US Open as the first transsexual tennis player. Simultaneously, it follows her today as she struggles to cope with a life of contradictions and personal conflict. Through interviews with tennis legends, family, friends and experts from the transsexual field; a story of perseverance, breakthrough and hardship unfolds.
DVD 9373
Renewal
"Can be used by clergy, environmental activists, congregations, civic organizations, religious institutions, government agencies, scholars, theologians, and anyone concerned about environmental sustainability ... [to] engage people of faith in organized and individual environmental action, foster interfaith dialogue about environmental stewardship, [and] break down barriers between secular environmentalists and people of faith"--Container.
DVD 7184
Rent
This film captures the last Broadway performance of the long running rock musical RENT. Loosely based on Puccini's opera "La Bohème," it tells the story of a group of impoverished young artists and musicians struggling to survive and create in New York's Lower East Side in the thriving days of Bohemian Alphabet City, under the shadow of HIV/AIDS. Roommates, friends, lovers, at times enemies, the struggles of documentary filmmaker Mark, musician Roger, dancer Mimi, performance artist Maureen, public interest lawyer Joanne, teacher/anarchist Tom Collins and his drag queen lover Angel, with their sell-out landlord Benjamin "Benny" Coffin III revolve around the rent. As a year unfolds, they face a host of personal trials and begin coming to terms with the limits of their aspirations and relationships.
DVD 12005
Repo man
Two ace "Repo Men" are out to beat ruthless government agents, UFO cultists, hired thugs, a lobotomized nuclear scientist and the infamous Rodriguez Brothers to an incredibly valuable '64 Chevy containing a secret that can change the course of civilization overnight.
DVD 1732
Report from the front lines of the real culture wars
Wholly independent and filmed on a guerrilla budget, the two-man crew canvassed the nation to create this front line report from the culture wars. Party clowns, a Rolling Stones tribute band, legal scholars, artists, DJ's, Star Wars fans, teachers and many more tell a tale about how ownership of ideas has come into conflict with free expression.
DVD 3916
Reporters at war war, lies, and videotape /
Examines the relationship between America's media and the U.S. military. Interviews with American journalists Walter Cronkite, Andy Rooney, and Peter Jennings; also with Jihad Ali Ballout, head of communications of Al Jazeera.
DVD 4053
Reporting America at war a film /
Explores the role of American journalists in the pivotal conflicts of the 20th century--and beyond.
DVD 2606
Reporting on terrorism the news media and public health /
DVD 2798
Representation & the media
Stuart Hall, a renown public speaker and teacher, lectures on the central ideas of cultural studies-- that reality is not experienced directly, but through the lens of culture, through the way that human beings represent and tell stories about the world in which they live. Using visual examples, Hall shows how the media-- and especially the visual media-- have become the key players in the process of modern story telling.
DVD 6832
Representation Project : "The mask you live in"
"The Mask You Live In follows boys and young men as they struggle to stay true to themselves while negotiating America's narrow definition of masculinity. Pressured by the media, their peer group, and even the adults in their lives, our protagonists confront messages encouraging them to disconnect from their emotions, devalue authentic friendships, objectify and degrade women, and resolve conflicts through violence. These gender stereotypes interconnect with race. class and circumstance, creating a maze of identity issues boys and young men must navigate to become 'real' men. Experts in neuroscience, psychology, sociology, sports, education, and media also weigh in, offering empirical evidence of the 'boy crisis' and tactics to combat it. The Mask You Live In ultimately illustrates how we, as a society, can raise a healthier generation of boys and young men"--Representation Project website.
DVD 11003
Reprise
Follows two aspiring novelists and lifelong friends journeying down different paths after one receives wild acclaim for his first novel and the other receives a pile of rejection slips.
DVD 6393
Repulsion
Carol is a fragile, frigid young Belgian beauty cracking up over the course of a terrifying weekend. Left alone by her vacationing sister in their London flat, she finds herself haunted by specters, real and imagined, as her insanity grows to a violent pitch.
DVD 6719
Requiem
College freshman Michaela suffers a breakdown that looks less like her diagnosed condition of epilepsy than a form of demonic possession. Seeking a priest's aid, Michaela enters a very personal hell while her family watches in horror.
DVD 7192
Requiem for a dream
A hypnotic tale of four human beings each pursuing their vision of happiness. Harry and his best friend, Tyrone, are impoverished heroin addicts living in Coney Island, NY. Harry's girlfriend, Marion, is a fellow addict trying to distance herself from her wealthy father. Harry's mother, Sara, spends her days watching television and wants to lose weight to go on a game show. She visits a sleazy doctor who prescribes her amphetamines and soon Sara has a drug habit of her own. Even as everything begins to fall apart, they refuse to let go, plummeting with their dreams into a nightmarish, gut-wrenching freefall.
DVD 1339
Requiem for a heavyweight
Drama about a heavyweight fighter who, as a broken man at the end of his fighting career, is coerced by his manager into participating in staged wrestling matches.
DVD 2147
Requiem for the American dream
The definitive discourse with Noam Chomsky, widely reguarded as the most important intellectual alive, on the defining character of our time: the deliberate concentration of wealth and power in the hands of the select few.
DVD 11672
Rescue dawn
When U.S. fighter pilot Dieter Dengler escapes death after being shot down over one of the most intense front lines in the Vietnam War, his troubles were just beginning. He is taken captive by the Vietnamese Army and is forced to endure a harrowing stint in a Vietnamese prison camp. Dengler and a small band of his fellow captives stage a death-defying escape. Based on a true story.
DVD 5625
Rescuing Emmanuel
"Setting out to make a film about street children across the globe, the filmmakers are hijacked by a filthy 13-year-old boy in Nairobi, Kenya. Belligerently stoned on shoe glue, Emmanuel will not be ignored. While his name means "God among us", his life, like all street children, is in constant danger. But who will notice if it is snuffed out?"--Container.
DVD 9287
Research design the experiment /
Explains when experiment-based research is appropriate and teaches the basics of designing and conducting an experiment. It considers pros and cons of this methodology, looks at different experimental methods, and discusses sampling and data collection.
DVD 6866
Research in the public interest a compact in need of a signature /
Discusses the ethical questions surrounding academic research and scholarship and whether the relevance of research on matters of public interest should shape research enterprise in universities.
DVD 3767
Research methods
Introduction to the scientific method and the various research methods that psychologists use when conducting experiments. The video follows the work of psychologists Craig Anderson and Karen Dill as they explore whether there is any connection between violent video games and tragedies such as the shooting that ocurred at Columbine High School in Colorado.
DVD 6865
Research methods in psychology
Introduction to the scientific method and the various research methods that psychologists use when conducting experiments. The video follows the work of psychologists Craig Anderson and Karen Dill as they explore whether there is any connection between violent video games and tragedies such as the shooting that ocurred at Columbine High School in Colorado.
DVD 6865
Reservoir dogs
After a botched bank robbery, the gang meets up in a warehouse, only to suspect that one of them is really a cop.
DVD 485
Resilience
Cheongju, South Korea 1977. A young struggling mother leaves her son with relatives while she looks for work. When she returns, her baby is gone--taken away for adoption. South Dakota, USA 2005. A single father seks medical records for his young daughter. His journey leads him to the place of his birth, South Korea. On national TV he meets the mother he lost almost 30 years before. Resilience is an award-winning documentary that takes a look at a side of adoption rarely told: what happens after the reunion. As stragers, Myungja and Brent discover what it means to be mother and son. Without a common language or culture, they attempt to mend the broken bond and become a family again.
DVD 8793
Resilient ones a generation takes on climate change /
This documentary follows communities in New York's Adirondack Mountains as they confront and plan for climate change. Featured is a profile of high school students preparing for The Adirondack Youth Climate Summit.
DVD 10692
Resistance, abolition & creative progress
Excerpted footage of the symposium Slave Routes: resistance, abolition & creative progress, held at New York University, Oct. 9-11, 2008. Commemorates the 200th anniversary of the abolition of the Transatlantic Slave Trade by the United States. Featuring scholars, writers, musicians, visual artists, and organizers from the international community, who discuss slavery, the slave trade and its consequences, in plenary, panels, readings, performances, conversations and film/video screenings. Also includes emphasis on the modern day slave trade.
DVD 7852
Resistance in Auschwitz/Birkenau
Documentary about heretofore little-known story of resistance in Auschwitz/Birkenau.
DVD 6241
Resistencia y solidaridad
Compilation of documentaries on the socio-political conditions in some Latin American countries.
DVD 7302
Resisting paradise
In 1999, Barbara Hammer had gone to study the light and landscapes of southern France. Cassis in the south of France provided the light and landscape that inspired some of the lushest paintings of the modern era; it also became a point of departure for Jews fleeing the Nazi terror. Wartime letters between painters Pierre Bonnard and Henri Matisse are contrasted with the role played in the Resistance by Matisse's wife and daughter. Hammer discovers the stories of heroic municipal workers who forged identity cards for Jews and antifascists such as Lisa Fittko who helped Walter Benjamin in his attempt to escape over the Pyrenees. Hammer employs staccato rhythms of light and shadow and multiple formats, including digital video, 8mm, 9mm, and 16mm, glass negatives, found photographs, reverse painting, and archival footage.
DVD 5236
Resolved /
Through the stories of two debate teams, the fascinating intricacies of high school debate give way to a portrait of the equally complex racial and class divide in American education in Resolved. As Matt and Sam, gifted debaters from an affluent Texas suburb, rise to the semifinals in their bid to win the national Tournament of Champions, Richard and Louise, talented inner-city debaters from Long Beach, CA, mount a successful challenge to modern debate by refocusing on personal experience and dialogue in their own quest for the championship. This film offers a verité, behind-the-scenes look at the stresses and pressures of this highly competitive pursuit, while serving as a primer on the idiosyncratic techniques that have evolved over the years in high-school policy debate. Inspiring and enlightening, Resolved reveals a constantly shifting sport that is as much philosophy as it is a competition.
DVD 6471
Resolving ambivalence in motivational interviewing
"In this third video in the series Motivational interviewing step by step, expert MI practitioner and trainer Cathy Cole conducts three full-length demonstration sessions where the focus is on fully exploring both sides of ambivalence. Extensive commentary and pre- and post-session interviews help viewers understand the strateges and guiding principles of MI"--Container.
DVD 9639
Respect yourself the Stax Records story /
With rare performances, previously unreleased home movies and new recordings, filmmakers Robert Gordon and Morgan Neville present the first comprehensive look at Stax Records, the greatest soul label of all time. Provides first-hand accounts of what really happened on the streets and behind studio doors from celebrated musicians such as Isaac Hayes, Booker T. Jones, Steve Cropper and Mavis Staples, as well as label president Al Bell, Rev. Jesse Jackson and others. -- Container.
DVD 5127
Respire Breathe /
Charlie is seventeen and bored. Her estranged parents are too caught up in their own drama to pay her much attention. Enter Sarah, a confident and charismatic new transfer student who brings with her an alluring air of boldness and danger. The two form an instant connection, and through shared secrets, love interests and holiday getaways their relationship deepens to levels of unspoken intimacy.
DVD 11506
Respiro
Grazia is a carefree mother of three, who soon becomes the focus of her neighbors' gossip. While her fellow Lampedusians work and live hard - oblivious to their native paradise - Grazia alone is courageous enough to blissfully embrace life's treasures. Her wild, sensual and free-spirited behavior reflects the unrivaled beauty of her heavenly seaside village. She is not understood or accepted by the social conventions of the town, nor its strict tribal rules. Brings to light the network of true affection inside the family.
DVD 3025
Ressources humaines Human resources /
Franck takes an internship in Human Resources at a factory where his father works. When Franck's efforts to better the company lead to the firing of many employees, including his father, a furious confrontation ensues.
DVD 4559
Restoration
In 17th century Britain, a young man seduced by the wealth and indolence of the Restoration court finds redemption of sorts through the love of a woman.
DVD 627
Restoration
70 year old Yaakov Fidelman hangs on with all his might to the antique restoration workshop which has been his life's work. After his long-time business partner passes away, Fidelman rejects his son Noah's idea to close the business and build an apartment complex on the site. He believes that with the help of his new apprentice Anton, he'll find a way to save his workshop, his world and his solitary way of life. When Anton falls in love with Hava, Noah's pregnant wife, the two young men compete not only over a father, but also over a woman and the baby she carries. Will the old man understand that his only hope for redemption is to learn to let go, admit and accept his weaknesses and the dictate of time? -- Menemsha Films web site
DVD 8143
Restrepo one platoon, one valley, one year /
This documentary chronicles the deployment of a platoon of U.S. soldiers in Afghanistan's Korengal Valley. The movie focuses on a remote 15-man outpost, Restrepo, named after a platoon medic who was killed in action. It was considered one of the most dangerous postings in the U.S. military. This is an entirely experiential film: the cameras never leave the valley; there are no interviews with generals or diplomats.
DVD 7911
Resurrection
DVD 788
Retour au jeu
Gus Lobel has been one of the best scouts in baseball for decades, but, despite his efforts to hide it, age is starting to catch up with him. Nevertheless, Gus-who can tell a pitch just by the crack of the bat-refuses to be benched for what may be the final innings of his career. The one person who might be able to help is also the one person Gus would never ask: his daughter, Mickie, an associate at a high-powered Atlanta law firm.
DVD 9315
Retour de Martin Guerre The return of Martin Guerre /
The plot revolves around the unraveling of the identity of a 16th century peasant who disappeared as a young husband, and the man who returns to resume his marriage nine years later.
DVD 677
Retrato de Teresa Portrait of Teresa /
Teresa is a housewife and mother whose involvement in political and cultural groups incurs the displeasure of her husband.
DVD 10220
Retrieval
1864: As war ravages the nation, on the outskirts of the Civil War, it is business as usual for slave-owners and traders. Will is a fatherless thirteen-year-old boy who survives by working with a white bounty hunter gang. They send him to earn the trust of runaway slaves in order to lure them back to the south. On a dangerous mission into the free north to find Nate, a fugitive freedman, things go wrong, and Will and Nate find themselves on the run.
DVD 10869
Return
Having a fatherless childhood, young brothers Andrei and Ivan have grown closer than most siblings. But when they least expect it, the father the boys have never known returns. Under the cool midnight sun of a coastal Russian summer, the boys eagerly hop into a car for a fishing trip with a complete stranger they absolutely need to believe is their father. As they travel deep into the wilderness, their journey devolves from vacation to boot camp to father-son love triangle and ultimately to a test of wills that pushed to the brink of violence.
DVD 3614
Return
When a servicewoman returns home following a tour of duty in Iraq, she expects to settle back into her former civilian life. Instead, she is hit with the difficult realization that the world she left behind is no longer waiting for her.
DVD 8981
Return engagement : a theatrical discussion posing as a play /
Stuart Vaughn directs and performs in a stage reading of a play about two actors reminiscing on their time together in the theater. Lessons about performance and theater are taught through the play.
DVD 9065
Return of Captain Invincible
Stripped of his Super Hero status by the McCarthy Commission in the 1950s for wearing a red cape, Captain Invincible finds solace in booze. Thirty years later, the President calls on him when the evil Mr. Midnight steals America's secret weapon, the Hypnoray. Can our hero get himself together in time to save the world?
DVD 10099
Return of Don Camillo
Don Camillo: Don Camillo and Peppone once fought alongside one another, against the Fascists. Now, in their unnamed Po Valley town, priest Don Camillo and local communist leader Peppone fight each other. Don Camillo preaches fiery sermons and occasionally breaks a few heads, while Peppone a plain man of conscience who sincerely believes in his ideology. All the while, Don Camillo carries on the most crucial battle of all: the struggle within himself to love and care for those whose politics he opposes. The return of Don Camillo: Don Camillo and Peppone once fought alongside one another, against the Fascists. Now, in their unnamed Po Valley town, priest Don Camillo and local Communist Mayor Peppone fight each other. Because of his bad behavior, Don Camillo is sent to a remote parish in the mountains. Soon, however, all the villagers--Peppone included--realize that the priest is indispensable, and they demand his return. Don Camillo returns to work side by side with Mayor, as a flood wreaks havoc in the village.
DVD 8692
Return of Martin Guerre
The plot revolves around the unraveling of the identity of a 16th century peasant who disappeared as a young husband, and the man who returns to resume his marriage nine years later.
DVD 677
Return of Navajo Boy
"The Return of Navajo Boy ... reunited a Navajo family and triggered a federal investigation into uranium contamination. It tells the story of Elsie Mae Begay, whose history in pictures reveals an incredible and ongoing struggle for environmental justice. A powerful new epilogue (produced in 2008) shows how the film and Groundswell Educational Films' outreach campaign create news and rally supporters including Congressman Henry Waxman, Chairman of the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform who has mandated a clean-up plan by the five agencies that are responsible for uranium contamination."--Container.
DVD 8213
Return of Sara Baartman
Chronicles the return of the remains of Sara Baartman, a Black woman who had been exhibited as a freak in early nineteenth-century Europe.
DVD 6050
Return of Sarah Baartman
Chronicles the return of the remains of Sara Baartman, a Black woman who had been exhibited as a freak in early nineteenth-century Europe.
DVD 6050
Return of Sarah Bartman
Chronicles the return of the remains of Sara Baartman, a Black woman who had been exhibited as a freak in early nineteenth-century Europe.
DVD 6050
Return of Sherlock Holmes.
Empty house: It is three years later. Did Sherlock Holmes plunge to his death at the Reichenbach Falls fighting with the fiendish Professor Moriarty? Watson is faced with an unsolved murder, and is lost without the talents of his old partner to help him; until he spots a mysterious visitor in court, listening to testimony about the murdered man. Abbey grange: Who murdered the last of the Brackenstall line, Sir Eustace Brackenstall? Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson reveal the murderer and much more.
DVD 3099
Return of Sherlock Holmes.
Second stain: Who stole the secret letter from the house of the Secretary for European Affairs? Sherlock Holmes is called to assist in getting the letter back, "to avert a great war". When the one person Holmes believes could have stolen the letter is found murdered, the great detective is led into a tangled web of international intrigue. The six Napoleons: Holmes and Watson are called upon to solve the mystery of why busts of Napoleon are being smashed all over London.
DVD 3100
Return of Sherlock Holmes.
When the Duke of Holdernesse's son is kidnapped from his preparatory school, the Duke is determined to avoid publicity at any cost. Sherlock Holmes and Watson are sworn to secrecy as they begin one of the most complex cases of their career in which a death changes the course of many people's lives. Wisteria Lodge: Holmes and Watson become involved in one of the most baffling cases in their career when a foreign tyrant, a governess and an odd police inspector lead them on a wild goose chase, starting with a murder.
DVD 3101
Return of the Blind Dead
DVD 847
Return of the fly
Despite warnings from his uncle Francois, young scientist Philippe Delambre is determined to reattempt his late father's teleportation experiments with the help of his assisstant Ronald. But Ronald schemes against Philippe and turns him into the same horrifying man-fly creature that his father had become. Once again, it is up to Francois to try and make things right again.
DVD 6104
Return of the living dead
"On his first day on the job at an army surplus store, poor Freddy unwittingly releases nerve gas from a secret U.S. military canister, unleashing an unbelievable terror. The gas re-animates an army of corpses, who arise from their graves with a ravenous hunger ... for human brains! And luckily for those carnivorous cadavers, there is a group of partying teens nearby, just waiting to be eaten!"--Container.
DVD 9712
Return of the native
Longing to leave the English heath, Eustacia Vye becomes embroiled in a love triangle and unfortunate marriage that lead to tragedy.
DVD 6949
Return of the vampire
A Hungarian vampire who was laid to rest previously is revitalized by a Nazi bomb and rises to seek revenge on the family of those who tried to kill him.
DVD 2005
Return to Oz
Dorothy, back in Kansas, can't stop thinking about Oz. She believes that her friends have sent her a key. Auntie Em, worried for Dorothy's health, takes her to a famous doctor who works miracles with electricity. Dorothy escapes from the mental hospital. When she awakes, she and a chicken named Billina find themselves in Oz. Dorothy tries to find her old friends in the Emerald City, but learns that they have all been transformed by the Nome King. And the evil witch Mombie wants Dorothy's head. It's up to Dorothy, Billina, and their new friends, Tik-Tok, Jack Pumpkinhead, and a Gump-thing to defeat Mombie and the Nome King and restore the rightful ruler of Oz to her throne.
DVD 4918
Return to paradise
Three young men once lived a life of drugs, sex and freedom in Malaysia. Now one is in prison (Vince Vaughn) and will be executed in five days if a woman (Anne Heche) cannot persuade the other two to return to Malaysia to serve three years in prison.
DVD 2494
Return to Salem's Lot
In a certain New England town, it's hard to keep the undead down.
DVD 8254
Return to Snowy River
Set in Australia's Victoria Alps, tells the story of a stormy romance caught up in a violent feud between landowners.
DVD 9330
Return with honor
A documentary film that interviews American pilots who became prisoners of war in Vietnam and shows footage of the prison camps and captured prisoners.
DVD 2739
Returned.
A seemingly random group of people find themselves in a state of confusion as they attempt to return home. What they don't know is that they have been dead for several years, and no one is expecting them back. Buried secrets emerge as they grapple with reality, struggling to reintegrate with their friends and families. But they aren't the only ones back from the dead. Their arrival coincides with a series of gruesome murders that resembles the work of a serial killer from the past.
DVD 10321
Returned child soldiers of Nepal's Maoist army /
Shangri-La to hell in ten years: How did Nepal, a peaceful landlocked country, become home to the most dramatic Maoist insurgency in modern history? RETURNED: Child Soldiers of Nepal's Maoist Army tells the personal story of Nepali boys and girls as they attempt to rebuild their lives after fighting a Maoist revolution.--Container.
DVD 10432
Reuse! Because you can't recycle the planet! /
Follows Reuse Pro Alex Eaves' cross-country adventure to the 48 contiguous United States. He finds endless reuse solutions for our waste problem that are sustainable, easy, and fun. And he learns how reuse benefits people, planet, and wallet.
DVD 12136
Revanche
In a ragged section of Vienna, hardened ex-con Alex works in a brothel, where he falls for Ukrainian hooker Tamara. Their desperate plans for escape unexpectedly intersect with the lives of a rural cop and his seemingly content wife.
DVD 7468
Revealing hate
"Revealing Hate explores the difficult and often hidden world of hate groups in the United States. This gripping documentary blends now familiar archival footage of KKK rallies with disturbing images of white supremacists still active today. Through separate vignettes, the film tells the stories of those who have prosecuted, photographed, protested, infiltrated, and even participated in hate groups, shedding light on these philosophies that continue to run deep within the fringes of our society." -- Back of container.
DVD 10714
Revealing story of Genie
Examines the case of "Genie," a girl whose parents kept her locked in a bedroom in total isolation, until she was discovered in 1970 at age 13. At first, her rehabilitation seemed to be an opportunity to test hypotheses of language acquisition, but disputes about the nature of her disabilities, the intensity of her therapy, and the progress of government funded research turned Genie's case into a sad example of the ethical quandaries of research on human subjects.
DVD 11119
Revenant
Inspired by true events, an expedition of the uncharted American wilderness, legendary explorer Hugh Glass is brutally attacked by a bear and left for dead by members of his own hunting team. In a quest to survive, Glass endures unimaginable grief as well as the betrayal of his confidant John Fitzgerald. Guided by sheer will and the love of his family, Glass must navigate a vicious winter in a relentless pursuit to live and find redemption.
DVD 11552
Revenants (Television program).
A seemingly random group of people find themselves in a state of confusion as they attempt to return home. What they don't know is that they have been dead for several years, and no one is expecting them back. Buried secrets emerge as they grapple with reality, struggling to reintegrate with their friends and families. But they aren't the only ones back from the dead. Their arrival coincides with a series of gruesome murders that resembles the work of a serial killer from the past.
DVD 10321
Revenge
Czesnik and Rejent are the combative scions of two prominent families fallen on hard times, both of whom have the poor fortune of having homes which share a common courtyard. Czesnik's niece Klara has fallen in love with Waclaw, Rejent's son. However, Rejent has promised his son to Podstolina, a beautiful widow who has attracted Czesnik's eye. Meanwhile, Papkin, a former nobleman short on both cash and courage, hopes to wed Klara, but as a neutral party in the feud between the two clans, Klara thinks she might be able to use Papkin for her own purposes to bring her together with Waclaw.
DVD 3742
Revenge of the electric car
By 2006, as many as 5,000 electric cars were destroyed by the major car companies that built them. Today, the electric car is back with a vengeance. Without using a single drop of foreign oil, this new generation of car is America's future: fast, furious, and cleaner than ever. It's not just the next generation of green cars that's on the line, it's the future of the automobile itself.
DVD 8970
Revenge of the Pink Panther
Inspector Clouseau pretends to be dead, adopts various disguises, and heads to Hong Kong to capture a drug lord.
DVD 628
Revenge of the Sith
Torn between loyalty to his mentor, Obi-Wan Kenobi, and the seductive powers of the Sith, Anakin Skywalker ultimately turns his back on the Jedi. This begins his complete journey to the dark side and his transformation into Darth Vader..
DVD 8267
Reversal of fortune
Did European aristocrat Claus von Bulow attempt to murder his wife Sunny at their luxurious Newport mansion in 1980? The tabloids of the day certainly had their opinions. "You have one thing in your favor," defense attorney Alan Dershowitz told von Bulow, "Everybody hates you." Reversal of Fortune is the acclaimed movie version of events that had all America talking. Jeremy Irons plays von Bulow in an Academy Award winning performance of icy brittleness that also won a Golden Globe and Los Angeles and National Society of Film CriticsBest Actor Awards. Glen Close is wanly elegant as heiress Sunny. And Ron Silver portrays Harvard law professor Dershowitz, retained by von Bulow to uncover the evidence that will demolish the prosecution's case - and reverse a devastating verdict.
DVD 1497
Revisionaries /
Exposé of the power struggle inside the Texas State Board of Education, the government body that determines what students learn in Texas public schools and, due to the buying power of their system, often the entire country. Showcases how public education has become the latest battleground in a new wave of cultural, religious, and ideological clashes, with Texas education board members advancing agendas of Creationism and other religious issues in public schools.
DVD 9591
Revival : women and the word /
THE REVIVAL: WOMEN AND THE WORD chronicles the US tour of a group of Black lesbian poets and musicians, who become present-day stewards of a historical movement to build community among queer women of color. Their journey to strengthen their community is enriched by insightful interviews with leading Black feminist thinkers and historians, including Dr. Alexis Pauline Gumbs, Nikki Finney, and Alexis Deveaux. As the group tours the country, the film reveals their aspirations and triumphs, as well as the unique identity challenges they face encompassing gender, race, and sexuality. This is a rarely seen look into a special sisterhood - one where marginalized voices are both heard and respected.
DVD 12149
Reviving Ophelia saving the selves of adolescent girls.
Clinical psychologist Mary Pipher discusses the challenges facing today's teenagers, especially girls, as well as the role of media and popular culture in shaping their identities. Ideas from her books and clinical practice are presented.
DVD 7203
Revolution '67
"Focuses on the explosive urban rebellion which erupted in Newark, New Jersey, in July 1967; a tragedy caused by similar problems that sparked race riots across America... Takes viewers on a daily chronicle of events, including the calling-in of the State Police and National Guard, their occupation of the city and use of unnecessary firepower. Final toll : 26 dead" -- Container.
DVD 6824
Revolution in dance
"Breath made visible is the first feature documentary about the life and career of Anna Halprin, the American dance pioneer who has helped redefine our notion of modern art with her belief in dance's power to teach, heal, and transform at all ages of life. This cinematic portrait blends recent interviews with counterparts such as the late Merce Cunningham, archival footage, including her establishment of the first multiracial dance company in the U.S., and excerpts of current performances such as "Parades and Changes" at the Georges Pompidou Center in Paris, to weave a stunning, inspiring account of one of the most important cultural icons in modern dance"--Publisher's website.
DVD 7929
Revolution sixty-seven
"Focuses on the explosive urban rebellion which erupted in Newark, New Jersey, in July 1967; a tragedy caused by similar problems that sparked race riots across America... Takes viewers on a daily chronicle of events, including the calling-in of the State Police and National Guard, their occupation of the city and use of unnecessary firepower. Final toll : 26 dead" -- Container.
DVD 6824
Revolutionary
In this documentary film, "Sidney Rittenberg reflects on his remarkable life as an American member of the Chinese Communist Party. From the mid-1940s through the end of the Mao era, Rittenberg had remarkable access to the highest reaches of political power in Beijing. Ranging from his conversations with Mao Zedong and Zhou Enlai to his two long imprisonments under suspicion of espionage, Rittenberg provides a fascinating window onto China's continuing revolution under Mao."--Film website.
DVD 9634
Revolutionary road
Frank and April Wheeler live a life that appears to be perfect. They live in the Connecticut suburbs with two young children. Frank commutes to New York City where he works in an office job that he hates. One he places little effort at, but he has yet to figure out what his passion in life is. April is a housewife who forgoes her dream of being an actress. They are not happy. One day, April suggests that they move to Paris as a means to rejuvenate their life. Initially skeptical, Frank ultimately agrees to April's plan. When circumstances change around the Wheelers, April decides she will do whatever she has to to get herself out of her unhappy existence.
DVD 6558
Revue
Excerpts from newsreels, propaganda films, TV shows and feature films that present a evocative portrait of Soviet life during the 1950s and the 1960s.
DVD 6430
Rewrite
Screenwriter Keith Michaels was once on top of the world. Now he's divorced, broke, approaching fifty, and hasn't written a hit film in years. So when a university in the quiet town of Binghamton asks him to teach a course in screenwriting, Keith can't say no. His attitude slowly begins to change once he gets to know his students, including Holly, a single mom looking to start a new chapter in life.
DVD 11982
RFK in the land of apartheid a ripple of hope /
"Using never before seen archival footage and interviews in South Africa and the United States, filmmakers ... tell the unknown story of Robert Kennedy's 1966 visit to South Africa during the worst years of Apartheid. The film evokes the connections between the American Civil Rights Movement and the Anti-Apartheid Movement in South Africa. The filmmakers find witness to this special moment in time through the sights and sounds of present day South Africa."--Container.
DVD 8175
Rhino war
Presents the effort to save the black rhino from poachers in East Africa.
DVD 11797
Rich and strange
[Rich and Strange] Instead of waiting for thier inheritance, Fred and Emily Hill ask for it in advance. Their rich uncle surprisingly obliges. They set out to use the money in the best possible way--by spending it. [The sorcerer's apprentice] An innocent boy becomes the pawn in a deadly circus game gone awry.
DVD 823
Rich and strange and The sorcerer's apprentice
[Rich and Strange] Instead of waiting for thier inheritance, Fred and Emily Hill ask for it in advance. Their rich uncle surprisingly obliges. They set out to use the money in the best possible way--by spending it. [The sorcerer's apprentice] An innocent boy becomes the pawn in a deadly circus game gone awry.
DVD 823
Rich Hill
Rich Hill, Missouri (population 1,393) could be any of the countless small towns that blanket America's heartland. But to teenagers Andrew, Harley and Appachey, it's home. They are like millions of other boys coming of age the world over, but face unfortunate circumstances an imprisoned mother, isolation, instability, and parental unemployment. Adolescence can be a day-to-day struggle just to survive. Winner of the Grand Jury Prize for Documentary at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival, RICH.
DVD 10616
Rich media, poor democracy
Demonstrates how journalism has been compromised by the corporate bosses of conglomerates such as Disney, Viacom and AOL Time Warner to produce a system of news that is high on sensationalism and low on information. They suggest that unless citizen activisim can reclaim the commons, this new corporate system will be characterized by a rich media and an ever impoverished poor democracy.
DVD 2707
Richard Adams' Watership down
A band of rabbits escapes the threatened collapse of their highly developed civilization only to find the same dangers (predatory men and beasts, and a totalitarian state imposed by their own species) in their new domain. Animated.
DVD 1492
Richard Branson my life /
A millionaire at eighteen, Sir Richard Branson heads an empire of international businesses. In this intimate, dynamic portrait of his life, he talks about his upbringing, his entrepreneurial philosophy, and the story of his many successful ventures.
DVD 9976
Richard Burton's Hamlet
Staged in plain modern dress without historical props, this is a "final run-through" rehearsal of Richard Burton's performance in Hamlet which opened on Broadway April 9, 1964. The action is recorded by cameras placed in the audience.
DVD 1072
Richard Cardinal cry from a diary of a Métis child.
A moving tribute to Richard Cardinal, a Metis adolescent who committed suicide at 17, in 1984. Removed from his home at age 4 because of family problems, he was then moved between 28 foster homes, group homes and shelters in Alberta for the next 13 years. His diary upon which this film is based is a sad legacy of a troubled youth, his life and death, and Alberta's child welfare system. His death prompted an inquiry into and reform of Alberta's child welfare system.
DVD 4849
Richard II
The Hollow crown: New adaptations of Shakespeare's tetralogy of history plays comprising the 'Henriad' for the BBC's 2012 Cultural Olympiad: King Richard; II King Henry IV, Part 1; King Henry IV, Part 2 and King Henry V. The plays chronicle a continuous period in British history from the end of the 14th century to the aftermath of the Battle of Agincourt in 1415. Together, the plays comprise a story with recurring themes of power struggles, redemption, family conflict and betrayal -- IMDB. Pt 1. Prince Hal (Tom Hiddleston) defies his father, King Henry IV (Jeremy Irons) by spending his time at Mistress Quickly's (Julie Walters) tavern in the company of the dissolute Falstaff (Simon Russell Beale) and his companions. The King is threatened by a rebellion led by Hal's rival, Hotspur (Joe Armstrong), his father Northumberland (Alun Armstrong), and his uncle Worcester (David Hayman). During the Battle of Shrewsbury Hal faces Hotspur in mortal combat. Pt 2. Northumberland (Alun Armstrong) is told of the death of his son Hotspur in service of the King (Jeremy Irons). The Lord Chief Justice (Geoffrey Palmer) attempts to separate Falstaff (Simon Russell Beale) from the Prince Hal (Tom Hoddleston). The rebels continue to plot against the crown but their forces are outwitted. This brings comfort to the dying King, who is finally reconciled with his son. Falstaff rushes to Hal's coronation with the expectation of high office. "The newly crowned King of England, Henry V, (Tom Hiddleston) is persuaded by his courtiers including Exeter (Anton Lesser) and York (Paterson Joseph), that he also has a rightful claim to lands in France. The chorus (John Hurt) tells of England's preparations for war and Henry's army sails for France. After Exeter's diplomacy is rebuffed by the French King (Lambert Wilson) Henry lays siege to and captures the town of Harfleur. The French now take Henry's claims seriously and challenge the English army to battle at Agincourt"-- Container. After halting a duel between warring nobles Bolingbroke and Mowbray, Richard II banishes both men from his kingdom. Following the death of Bolingbroke's father, John of Gaunt, Richard seizes his money and land to pay for wars against rebels in Ireland. Bolingbroke returns to claim his birthright and more.
DVD 9816
Richard III
Shakespeare's play about Richard of Gloucester, a self-proclaimed villian who usurps the crown. Through family machinations, political marriages and military coups, this play portrays the tumultous reigh of King Edward IV and the ascension of Richard to the throne, an intricate period in English history.
DVD 2371
Richard III
Shakespeare's tragedy of the hump-backed Duke of Gloucester, who rises to the throne of England by chicanery, treachery, and brilliance, only to find that his own methods have prepared the groundwork for his downfall.
DVD 2400
Richard III
In 1930's Britain, in the wake of a bloody civil war, the younger brother of the new King sets in motion a monstrous scheme to claim the throne for himself. Updated version of Shakespeare's tale.
DVD 2401
Richard III
Begins by recapitulating the final scene of Henry IV, Part III with Edward IV being crowned king. In the background of the celebration, Richard jealously views the proceedings. Soon afterwards, Edward IV is murdered, drowned in a vat of wine. Richard becomes king and, after proceeding with a succession of intrigues and duplicities, he finds his kingdom in dire peril, set upon by Henry Tudor and mustering a final defense for his realm at the Battle of Bosworth. An immortal tale of lust, murder, treachery and the ruthless pursuit of power.
DVD 3350
Richard Leacock & Valerie Lalonde : the Paris Years, 1989 to 2009.
"Richard Leacock was one of the few genuine pioneers in the field of documentary filmmaking and one of its greatest innovators -- along with Al Maysles, D.A. Pennebaker and Robert Drew, he helped to create the shining interval that came to be known as cinema-verité. He made his first movie at the age of 14, and he never stopped filming until his death in 2011 at the age of 89. In Leacock's hands, the camera became an astonishingly sensitive instrument. A lot has been made of his work as a cameraman on Robert Flaherty's Louisiana Story, but his greatest influence was the ceaselessly changing world itself and the equipment he used to record and interpret certain of its events. The films in this DVD collection were made after Leacock retired from teaching at MIT and moved to Paris, where he met his great love and creative collaborator Valerie Lalonde. The then-new Video-8 cameras delivered them from the enormous costs of shooting on film, and with unlimited time, the energizing power of love and the new lightweight equipment allowed them a freedom to film what had always interested them most -- life itself, in all its beauty, charm and poignancy. This freedom is felt in every frame of every title in this collection, which spans the final period in Leacock's creative life. - Kent Jones."--Container.
DVD 9805
Richard Linklater's Dazed and confused
America, 1976. The last day of school. Bongs blaze, bell-bottoms ring, and rock and roll rocks. Eavesdrop on a group of seniors-to-be and incoming freshman.
DVD 3509
Richard Llewellyn's How green was my valley
A man looks back on his life as a boy in a small Welsh mining town. His reminiscences reveal the disintegration of his closely knit family while capturing the sentiments and issues of their time.
DVD 250
Richard Rodriguez victim of two cultures /
Presents Rodriguez' experiences of growing up in America as the son of immigrants, the loss of his "Mexican soul", and his first exposure to American culture. Discussion focuses also on the differences between Mexican and American cultures, including Rodriguez' observations on America's growing sense of loss and the essence of American society today.
DVD 6893
Richard Thompson: 1000 years of popular music
DVD 5447
Richard Wright -- Black boy
Biographical sketch of the Afro-American writer, Richard Wright. Includes a discussion of his literary works and the times in which he lived, weaving together dramatic recreations from Wright's work and recollections of friends and scholars. It follows Wright's journey from a childhood of poverty through the Chicago Black cultural renaissance of the 1930's, the Communist Party during the Depression, the MacCarthy-era, the American expatriate community in 1950's Paris and his final years.
DVD 4713
Rick and Morty.
From comedic masterminds Dan Harmon and Justin Roiland comes Adult Swim's newest series. It follows the adventures of mad scientist Rick Sanchez, who returns after twenty years to live with his daughter, her husband, and their children Morty and Summer. Includes all eleven episodes.
DVD 11508
Ricki and the flash
Ricki, a guitar heroine who gives up everything for her dream of rock n' roll stardom, now returns home to make things right with her family.
DVD 11300
Rickshaw boy
In the 1920s, a young hardworking peasant arrives in Beijing to become a rickshaw boy at a time when the city is torn by dueling warlords. The owner of the rickshaw company's daughter falls in love with the boy despite a ten year age difference and decides to marry him. Not long after their marriage she dies in labor and his world becomes empty and meaningless. He is a wreck of emotional suffering induced by an archaic society, at the mercy of his environment.
DVD 3127
Ricky Leacock
From his first film Ricky Leacock has been obsessed with capturing on film the feeling of "being there," which has led him to technological innovations and breakthrough films that fueled the emerging "direct cinema" movement. In this interview Leacock demonstrated super-8 sync technology and screened excerpts from his films Republicans: the new breed, Queen of Apollo, and rare footage of Indira Gandhi.
DVD 4747
Ricordati di me Remember me my love /
With his passions reawakened by a long lost love, Carlo's affair threatens to tear apart his entire family. Unfullfilled desires and ambitions which have worn each of them down now resurface when a crisis makes them realize the importance of family.
DVD 7722
Riddick
A dangerous, escaped convict wanted by every bounty hunter in the known galaxy, Riddick has been left for dead on a sun-scorched planet that appears to be lifeless. Soon, however, he finds himself fighting for survival against alien predators more lethal than any human he's encountered. The only way off is for him to activate an emergency beacon and alert mercenaries who rapidly descend to the planet in search of their bounty. With time running out and a deadly storm on the horizon that no one could survive, his hunters won't leave the planet without Riddick's head as their trophy.
DVD 11914
Riders of destiny [and], the star packer /
Riders of destiny: a tuneful but tough undercover agent is out to help besieged farmers regain their water rights. This is one of the few films in which John Wayne is a singing cowboy--truly a unique side of his early career. The Star Packer: John Powers organizes the people of Little Rock, a town harassed by a gang of outlaws, and sets the trap for the gang when he learns of a planned bank holdup.
DVD 796
Ridicule
In a desperate quest to save the people on his estate by draining the mosquito infested wetlands, a young man quickly learns that a sharp wit is the key to open any door in the Versailles court of Louis XVI.
DVD 9134
Riding alone for thousands of miles
Takada is an aging Japanese fisherman who has been estranged from his son for many years. When the son is diagnosed with terminal cancer his daughter-in-law, Rie, summons him to the hospital. When his son refuses to see him, Rie gives him a videotape about the work his son was doing on a documentary film in a remote region of China's Yunnan province. Still troubled by the relationship, Takada decides to go to China and complete his son's work in part to develop an understanding of his son, and in part to do something for him. Once in China a series of obstacles and relationships bring him unexpectedly closer to both an understanding of himself and of his son.
DVD 6758
Riding giants
From its early Hawaiian roots to its current status as a recreational lifestyle enjoyed worldwide, big wave surfing is given the definitive exploration by acclaimed director Stacy Peralta.
DVD 3488
Rien à déclarer Nothing to declare /
A Belge-Francophobe customs officer is forced to team up with a Frenchman during the elimination of the Franco-Belge borders in the 90s.
DVD 9270
Rififi
A story of a successful jewel robbery in which the four thieves betray each other.
DVD 1408
Rifleman.
The sharphooter, the series pilot in which Lucas arrives in North Folk. Home Ranch, how Lucas is beaten by two hired hands and watches as they burn his house. End of a young gun, Lucas gives sanctuary to a bank robber. The marshal, a formerly famous marshal ends up a drunken derelict. Duel of honor, Italian Count arrives in North Fork.
DVD 6078
Riflemen
"Centers on two peasants who join the King's army. Seduced by the promise of riches, the two leave their wives and embark into the war sending postcards home that detail their conquests. Upon their return, they learn that a peace treaty has been signed and in turn, are betrayed by the king for their overzealousness."--Container.
DVD 1276
Riget
At The Kingdom, Denmark's most technologically advanced hospital, a number of strange and otherworldly events begin to occur, much to the dismay of its doctors and patients. At the urging of a spiritualist patient, the employees attempt to help the supernatural forces rest.
DVD 3711
Right America : Feeling wronged
Emmy-winning HBO documentary filmmaker Alexandra Pelosi delivers a snapshot of some of the more vocal conservative Americans, who saw their hopes and dreams evaporate in the wake of a decisive Democratic victory for Barack Obama.
DVD 11812
Right stuff
The story of how seven cocky pilots became the astronauts of Project Mercury and pioneered America's launch into the space race.
DVD 523
Rikyu
The story of Sen-no Rikyu, a Buddhist priest, who four centuries ago brought the art of the tea ceremony to perfection. Living in one of the most turbulent moments in Japanese history, Rikyu gained unexpected political influence as the confidant and cultural mentor to the powerful warlord, Hideyoshi Toyotomi. The film illustrates the classic struggle between art and politics and between the impulse to create and the impulse to destroy.
DVD 1027
Rimen ferpecto Perfect crime /
"Rafael is at the top of the heap at the department store where the ladies department is his own small kingdom. A hit with customers and coworkers alike, the suave Rafael is able to sell anything to anyone, and seems a shoe-in for store manager. Rafael is beaten out by rival Don Antonio. When Don Antonio mysteriously disappears, Rafael is the most likely suspect, and one person knows the secret that could bring him down."--Container.
DVD 7840
Ring
A strange videotape full of bizarre and haunting images is watched by a handful of teenagers. After the viewing the tape, they receive phone calls in which they are warned they will die in seven days. Rachel, the aunt of one of the ill-fated teens, is a journalist who has decided to investigate the matter. She manages to find the cabin in the woods and watches the video herself; afterward, she receives the same phone call, and realizes she must solve the puzzle of the video and who is behind.
DVD 3407
Ring des Nibelungen a stage festival drama for three days and a preliminary evening, produced at the Bayreuth Festspielhaus /
An allegory telling the mythic tale of the battle for power between the Nibelung dwarfs, the giants and the gods.
DVD 7767
Ring des Nibelungen and "Wagner's dream" : the making of the Ring /
The four operas of The Ring Cycle. Wagner's dream: "Wagner's dream takes you deep into the artistic and musical challenges of the epic Ring des Nibelungen by Richard Wagner. Visionary director Robert Lepage begins a five-year journey to create the most ambitious staging in Metropolitan Opera history, featuring a 90,000-pound set ("The Machine") conceived to meet Wagner's immense theatrical demands. The film follows heroic singers from rehearsals to performance as they take on many of the most daunting roles in opera. Soprano Deborah Voigt is torn between excitement and fear as she prepares to play the warrior goddess Brünnhilde, while unexpected drama arises as a new tenor, Jay Hunter Morris, steps in as the Ring's hero, Siegfried - days before the production's world premiere. An intimate look at the challenges of live theater and the risks that must be taken, the film chronicles the tremendous creativity and unflagging determination behind this daring attempt to realize Wagner's dream of a perfect Ring."--Container.
DVD 9699
Ringl + Pit
Grete Stern and Ellen Rosenberg Auerbach met in Berlin in the 1920's during the Weimar Republic, when these ''new woman'' could--for the first time--move to the city, live alone, and not be considered prostitutes. In 1929, they opened their own advertising photography studio and quickly built a reputation for their unconventional depictions of women. While the two pioneers are deeply serious about their endeavors, they attribute their success to their talent, not avant-garde posing. They simply took advantage of living in a breakthrough era centered on the Bauhaus, with its adventurous and functional melding of art, science, and technology.
DVD 7844
Ringl and Pit the lives and times of photographers Grete Stern and Ellen Auerbach /
Grete Stern and Ellen Rosenberg Auerbach met in Berlin in the 1920's during the Weimar Republic, when these ''new woman'' could--for the first time--move to the city, live alone, and not be considered prostitutes. In 1929, they opened their own advertising photography studio and quickly built a reputation for their unconventional depictions of women. While the two pioneers are deeply serious about their endeavors, they attribute their success to their talent, not avant-garde posing. They simply took advantage of living in a breakthrough era centered on the Bauhaus, with its adventurous and functional melding of art, science, and technology.
DVD 7844
RinglandPit
Grete Stern and Ellen Rosenberg Auerbach met in Berlin in the 1920's during the Weimar Republic, when these ''new woman'' could--for the first time--move to the city, live alone, and not be considered prostitutes. In 1929, they opened their own advertising photography studio and quickly built a reputation for their unconventional depictions of women. While the two pioneers are deeply serious about their endeavors, they attribute their success to their talent, not avant-garde posing. They simply took advantage of living in a breakthrough era centered on the Bauhaus, with its adventurous and functional melding of art, science, and technology.
DVD 7844
Rinói ló The Turin horse /
On January 3, 1889 in Turin, Italy, Friedrich Nietzsche steps out of the doorway of number six, Via Carlo Albert. Not far from him, a cab driver is having trouble with a stubborn horse. The horse refuses to move, whereupon the driver loses his patience and takes his whip to it. Nietzsche puts an end to the brutal scene, throwing his arms around the horse's neck, sobbing. Afterwards, he lies motionless and silent for two days on a divan, until he loses consciousness and his mind.
DVD 9279
Rio Bravo
A Texas border sheriff fights off hired gunmen to keep a murderer in custody.
DVD 1520
Rio Grande
A Cavalry unit on the Mexican border in the 1880s conducts a campaign against marauding Indians.
DVD 793
Riot at Compton's Cafeteria
"Tells the little-known story of the first known act of collective, violent resistance to the social oppression of queer people in the United States - a 1966 riot in San Francisco's impoverished Tenderloin neighborhood, three years before the famous gay riot at New York's Stonewall Inn" -- Container.
DVD 9862
Riots to revolution: Chicago in 1968
The 1960s was defined by a common effort to fight against injustice. Mike Gray, a Chicago filmmaker, used his camera to document the politics of the streets from the riots in the social upheaval, to the rising of two prolific groups fighting prejudice.
DVD 7022
Rip! a remix manifesto /
Explores the complexities of intellectual property in the era of peer-to-peer file sharing. Interviews key figures in the debate, including Gregg Gillis, the Pittsburgh biomedical engineer who moonlights as Girl Talk, a mash-up artist rearranging the pop chart's DNA with his incongruous, entirely sample-based songs. A mash-up in itself, this shatters the wall between users and producers, and challenges the thresholds of 'fair use.'
DVD 9779
Rise and fall of Jim Crow
A four-part series offering the first comprehensive look at race relations in America between the Civil War and the Civil Rights Movement presenting the context in which the laws of segregation known as the "Jim Crow" system originated and developed.
DVD 11492
Rise and fall of the city of Mahagonny Aufstieg und Fall der Stadt Mahagonny /
Welcome to Mahagonny, where sin is 'in' and love is always on sale. This Old West boomtown rises from the desert to become a razzle-dazzle mecca for lust and the pursuit of pleasure, where cash is king and poverty is punishable by death.
DVD 5346
Rise, fall and rebirth of a beloved community
Traces the remarkable journey of New Communities, Inc. and the struggle for racial justice and economic empowerment among African Americans in southwest Georgia. NCI was created in 1969 in Albany, Georgia by leaders of the Civil Rights Movement, including Congressman John Lewis, and Charles and Shirley Sherrod, to help secure economic independence for African American families. For 15 years, NCI cooperatively farmed nearly 6,000 acres, the largest tract of land in the United States owned by African Americans at the time, but racist opposition prevented them from implementing plans to build 500 affordable homes as part of their community land trust. Unable to secure government loans to cope with the impact of successive years of drought, NCI lost the land to foreclosure in 1985. But 25 years later it was given new life as a result of a successful and little-known class action lawsuit brought by hundreds of African American farmers against the U.S. Department of Agriculture for loan discrimination. With the settlement, the original founders purchased a 1,600-acre plantation once owned by the largest slave owner and richest man in Georgia. NCI is now growing pecans and using the antebellum mansion on the property as a retreat and training center, still committed to its original mission of promoting racial justice and economic development.
DVD 12210
Rise, fall and rebirth of the independent record shop
Investigates why nearly 2,000 record shops have disappeared across the UK. The film includes commentary from record shop owners, music industry leaders, and musicians. Includes interviews with Paul Weller, Johnny Marr, Norman Cook, Billy Bragg and more.
DVD 11583
Rise of a green movement in China
"Seen through the eyes of activists, farmers, and journalists Waking the Green Tiger follows an extraordinary campaign to stop a huge dam project on the upper Yangtze river in southwestern China. Featuring astonishing archival footage never seen outside China, and interviews with a government insider and witnesses, the documentary also examines Chairman Mao's campaigns to conquer nature in the name of progress. An environmental movement takes root when a new environmental law is passed and for the first time in China's history, ordinary citizens have the democratic right to speak out and take part in government decisions. Activists test their freedom to challenge a dam. The movement they trigger could transform China."--Face to Face Media web site. Farmers from Xiaoshaba village along the Nu River Valley travel to villages along the Mekong River, which has already been flooded from the Manwan Dam. When they witness the poverty resulting from relocation, the farmers of the Nu River Valley realize they must protest the building of the dams on the Nu River. In the village of Shangri-la, villagers mobilize to protest the building of the dam at Tiger Leaping Gorge, the largest proposed dam of the project.
DVD 10222
Rise of environmentalism and the creation of the Wilderness Act
"Wild by law is the story of the Wilderness Act of 1964 and the three men responsible for its passage: forester/philosopher Aldo Leopold, author of the bestselling A Sand County Almanac and the first to bring the word 'ecology' into standard usage; Bob Marshall, millionaire socialist and founder of the Wilderness Society; and Howard Zahniser, a tireless bureaucrat with a profound love of the wild places he seldom saw. Singly and together, these three fought against the current of American thought from the 1920s through the 1950s to attain what had once seemed an unfathomable victory. More than just the story of an historic struggle to preserve the natural world, Wild by law provides an invaluable overview of the roots of the environmental movement, offering a deeper understanding of one of the most important issues facing contemporary civilization"--Container.
DVD 12207
Rise of ISIS
In The Rise of ISIS, Martin Smith (Gangs of Iraq; Beyond Baghdad) draws on in-depth interviews with Iraqi politicians, and American policymakers and military leaders to explore and explain how the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) became a major force so quickly. What does it mean for the U.S. to be back in Iraq, fighting a new war on terror, less than three years after American troops pulled out of the country? Smith delivers a revelatory look at how ISIS grew out of the disaffection of Iraqi Sunnis who were sidelined and targeted by Shia Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki after the American withdrawal. The film traces how they gained strength in Syria, how they're funded, how they operate, and how, city by city, from Ramadi to Fallujah to Mosul, ISIS swept across Iraq--seizing territory, recording and broadcasting mass executions, and drawing recruits from an estimated 80 countries. With ISIS continuing to take and hold territory in Iraq and Syria despite U.S. and coalition airstrikes, and President Obama's foreign policy legacy hanging in the balance, The Rise of ISIS is the definitive account of how the U.S. has reached this point.
DVD 10878
Rise of Islamic State of Iraq and Syria
In The Rise of ISIS, Martin Smith (Gangs of Iraq; Beyond Baghdad) draws on in-depth interviews with Iraqi politicians, and American policymakers and military leaders to explore and explain how the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) became a major force so quickly. What does it mean for the U.S. to be back in Iraq, fighting a new war on terror, less than three years after American troops pulled out of the country? Smith delivers a revelatory look at how ISIS grew out of the disaffection of Iraqi Sunnis who were sidelined and targeted by Shia Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki after the American withdrawal. The film traces how they gained strength in Syria, how they're funded, how they operate, and how, city by city, from Ramadi to Fallujah to Mosul, ISIS swept across Iraq--seizing territory, recording and broadcasting mass executions, and drawing recruits from an estimated 80 countries. With ISIS continuing to take and hold territory in Iraq and Syria despite U.S. and coalition airstrikes, and President Obama's foreign policy legacy hanging in the balance, The Rise of ISIS is the definitive account of how the U.S. has reached this point.
DVD 10878
Rise of nationalism
Gives a history of Africa from many locations showing life as it is today plus archive film and dramatized reconstructions. Discusses the major struggles for African independence and looks at the post-colonial Africa of today. Includes interviews with several African statesmen.
DVD 11168
Rise of one of the world's emerging superpowers
DVD 6704
Rise of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria
In The Rise of ISIS, Martin Smith (Gangs of Iraq; Beyond Baghdad) draws on in-depth interviews with Iraqi politicians, and American policymakers and military leaders to explore and explain how the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) became a major force so quickly. What does it mean for the U.S. to be back in Iraq, fighting a new war on terror, less than three years after American troops pulled out of the country? Smith delivers a revelatory look at how ISIS grew out of the disaffection of Iraqi Sunnis who were sidelined and targeted by Shia Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki after the American withdrawal. The film traces how they gained strength in Syria, how they're funded, how they operate, and how, city by city, from Ramadi to Fallujah to Mosul, ISIS swept across Iraq--seizing territory, recording and broadcasting mass executions, and drawing recruits from an estimated 80 countries. With ISIS continuing to take and hold territory in Iraq and Syria despite U.S. and coalition airstrikes, and President Obama's foreign policy legacy hanging in the balance, The Rise of ISIS is the definitive account of how the U.S. has reached this point.
DVD 10878
Rise of the planet of the apes
During experiments to find a cure for Alzheimer's disease, a genetically-enhanced chimpanzee uses its greater intelligence to lead other apes to freedom.
DVD 8594
Rise of the robots
Machines with human-like capabilities have long been the stuff of science fiction. Until now. Meet the world's most advanced humanoid robots as they leave the lab, battle real-world challenges, and endeavor to become part of everyday lives.
DVD 11520
Rise of the robots inside the DARPA robotics challenge /
Machines with human-like capabilities have long been the stuff of science fiction. Until now. Meet the world's most advanced humanoid robots as they leave the lab, battle real-world challenges, and endeavor to become part of everyday lives.
DVD 11520
Rise up
Reggae music is considered a way of life in Jamaica. Riseup follows the underground music scene and highlights three artists who are aspiring to be as legendary as their predecessors.
DVD 8251
Riseup stories from Jamaica's music underground /
Reggae music is considered a way of life in Jamaica. Riseup follows the underground music scene and highlights three artists who are aspiring to be as legendary as their predecessors.
DVD 8251
Risk, reward, and the original venture capitalists
"Something ventured tells the story of the creation of an industry that went on to become the greatest engine of innovation and economic growth in the 20th century. It is told by the visionary risk-takers who dared to make it happen: Tom Perkins, Don Valentine, Arthur Rock, Dick Kramlich and others. The film also includes some of our finest entrepreneurs sharing how they worked with these venture capitalists to grow world-class companies like Intel, Cisco, Atari, Genentech, Tandem and others"--Case.
DVD 9406
Risky business
Joel's parents are going on vacation and leaving him in charge of the house. They trust their college-bound 17-year-old son but they shouldn't. Every kid's dream is every parent's nightmare. No sooner do Joel's parents step on the plane when he raids the liquor cabinet, has a joyride in Dad's Porsche, and has a night of passion with a young call girl named Lana.
DVD 486
Risky business
Describes how, as recession enfolded Europe after the fall of the Roman Empire, the economic axis shifted to the Islamic world, where the concept of risk management was born. Explores the Muslim commercial empire in Egypt, the reemergence of trade in northwestern Europe with the waning of the Dark Ages, and the rise of banking and sophisticated accounting methods among the Italian states. Discusses subjects ranging from centuries-old financial records preserved in Cairo's Ben Ezra synagogue to Venetian maritime trade.
DVD 2734
Riso amaro Bitter rice /
In the rice fields of the Po Valley, a thief on the run meets a girl who tries to steal his loot.
DVD 8324
Rita Dove an American poet /
Documentary about the poet Rita Dove, featuring the poet herself.
DVD 11765
Ritchie boys a film /
The Ritchie Boys tells the story of a group of young Jewish men who fled Nazi Germany only to return to Europe as United States soldiers who knew the psychology and the language of the enemy better than anybody else. At the U.S. Army base of Camp Ritchie, in the mountains of Maryland, they were trained in intelligence and psychological warfare. Though not always courageous, they were determined, bright, inventive, fought their own kind of war and saved lives. Their mission: gather intelligence from behind enemy lines and as interrogators as the Allied armies moved east through France and into Germany.
DVD 7377
Rite of spring
A documentary on Millicent Hodson's and Kenneth Archer's attempts to recreate the original choreography by Vasclav Nijinsky and original sets and costumes by Nicholas Roerich for the original production in 1913 of Igor Stravinsky's ballet, The rite of spring. The full reconstructed ballet, Sacre du printemps = The rite of spring : pictures of pagan Russia in two acts (Joffrey Ballet ; Orchestra of the National Theatre, Prague ; Allan Lewis, conductor) follows the documentary.
DVD 5933
Rites of passion
An innovative dance/film interpretation of the classic Greek drama of the heroine who defied the state to bury her brother. The film examines the conflict between moral and political law.
DVD 4545
Ritorno di Don Camillo
Don Camillo: Don Camillo and Peppone once fought alongside one another, against the Fascists. Now, in their unnamed Po Valley town, priest Don Camillo and local communist leader Peppone fight each other. Don Camillo preaches fiery sermons and occasionally breaks a few heads, while Peppone a plain man of conscience who sincerely believes in his ideology. All the while, Don Camillo carries on the most crucial battle of all: the struggle within himself to love and care for those whose politics he opposes. The return of Don Camillo: Don Camillo and Peppone once fought alongside one another, against the Fascists. Now, in their unnamed Po Valley town, priest Don Camillo and local Communist Mayor Peppone fight each other. Because of his bad behavior, Don Camillo is sent to a remote parish in the mountains. Soon, however, all the villagers--Peppone included--realize that the priest is indispensable, and they demand his return. Don Camillo returns to work side by side with Mayor, as a flood wreaks havoc in the village.
DVD 8692
River
The film eloquently contrasts the growing pains of three young women with the immutability of the holy Bengal River in India, around which their daily lives unfold.
DVD 1378
River called Titas
River called Titas: "A saga ... [of] the tumultuous lives of people in fishing villages along the banks of the Titas River in pre-Partition East Bengal"--Container. Dry summer: "Follows the machinations of an unrepentantly selfish tobacco farmer who builds a dam to prevent water from flowing downhill to his neighbors' crops. ... Alongside this tale ... is one of overheated desire, as a love triangle develops between the farmer, his more decent brother, and the beautiful villager the latter takes as his bride"--Container.
DVD 10500
River of song
Join folk-rock musician Ani DiFranco as she explores each bend in the Mississippi River, highlighting the richness and vitality of American music at the close of the 20th century. Hear live performances as well as intimate discussions with artists who thrive in America's clubs, churches, juke joints, and backyards, filmed live along the Mississippi River.
DVD 12394
River of waste the hazardous truth about factory farms /
This documentary "exposes a huge health and environmental scandal in our modern industrial system of meat and poultry production ... In the U.S. and elsewhere, the industry is dominated by dangerous uses of arsenic, antibiotics and growth hormones and also by the dumping of massive amounts of sewage in fragile waterways affecting the nearby towns and its citizens. This film documents the vast catastrophic impact on the environment and public health, as well as focuses on the individual lives damaged and destroyed."--Container.
DVD 8943
River runs through it
Academy Award-winning director Robert Redford captures the majesty of the Montana Wilderness and the strength of the American family in this acclaimed adaptation of Norman Maclean's classic autobiography. Craig Sheffer stars as the young Norman, and Brad Pitt also stars as his brother Paul, an irresistible daredevil driven to challenge the world. Growing up, both boys rebel against their stern minister father. While Norman channels his rebellion into writing, Paul descends a slippery path to self-destruction. Co-starring Tom Skerritt as the Reverend Maclean and Emily Lloyd as wild-hearted Jessie Burns, A river runs through it is "destined to become a classic. It's a knockout".
DVD 1993
Rivers and tides Andy Goldsworthy working with time /
Follows Andy Goldsworthy's bohemian free spirit all over the world as he demonstrates and opens up about his creative process. From his long-winding rock walls and icicle sculptures to his interlocking leaf chains and multi-colored pools of flowers. Goldsworthy's painstakingly intricate masterpieces are made entirely of materials found in Mother Nature - who threatens and often succeeds in destroying his art, sometime before it is even finished.
DVD 3259
Rivers and tides working with time
Follows Andy Goldsworthy's bohemian free spirit all over the world as he demonstrates and opens up about his creative process. From his long-winding rock walls and icicle sculptures to his interlocking leaf chains and multi-colored pools of flowers. Goldsworthy's painstakingly intricate masterpieces are made entirely of materials found in Mother Nature - who threatens and often succeeds in destroying his art, sometime before it is even finished.
DVD 3259
River's edge
Based on an actual event, a close-knit group of teenagers discover that one of their own has killed his girlfriend. Emotionally ill-prepared, they struggle to differentiate between friendship and responsibility.
DVD 1733
Riverworld
Riverworld is a mysterious and treacherous planet where every human who died between the years 99,000 BC and 2200 AD has been resurrected on the banks of a colossal river. It is on the riverbank where a team bands together to try to unravel how and why they've arrived here, while coming face-to-face with some of the most dangerous people in history.
DVD 8805
Rivières pourpres
In a remote university town hidden in the coldness of the French Alps, a killer is sending a message. When the police commissaire, who is France's leading serial killer investigator, is called to investigate a grisly murder, he enters a world of secrets, lies and unthinkable horrors. Each murder to follow means something more, each victim a guilty conspirator in a grand immoral experiment.
DVD 1461
Rize
An intimate, completely fresh portrayal of inner city youth who have created art where before there was none. Surrounded by drug addiction, gangs and impoverishment, they have developed a completely unique style of dance that evolves on a daily basis.
DVD 3903
Road
A father and his son are two of the last remaining people on earth after an unexplained tragedy has destroyed most of life. As the two head south, they are faced with many trials and tribulations along the way. An intense bond between the father and son is formed as together they strive to not only survive, but to retain humanity as they help the people they encounter along the way.
DVD 7510
Road is all
Biographical depiction of Cather's life and the influences of the Nebraska frontier on her work.
DVD 6488
Road of women voices of Irish women political prisoners /
The voices of women prisoners take us on a journey to Northern Ireland, a journey into and out of prison, a journey of personal and political struggle and growth. Through interviews, news footage and recovered letters--many written in tiny print on squares of toilet paper and smuggled out of jail--Thompson's film provides a sobering account of the travails of Irish women political prisoners.
DVD 4932
Road to eternity
Tells the story of Kaji, who is sent to the front in the horrible final days of World War II as punishment for treating Chinese prisoners humanely.
DVD 1152
Road to Guantanamo
A trio of British Muslims vacationing in Afghanistan shortly after 9/11 are captured by the American military and sent to the Guantánamo Bay detainment camp. For the next two years, they are imprisoned without any charges officially being filed. They are tortured and interrogated relentlessly, in hopes of getting them to "confess" their nonexistent link to Al-Qaida. A fictionalized account of the actual experiences of "The Tipton Three," incorporating interviews, news footage and extensive reenactments by professional actors.
DVD 6608
Road to Morocco
The lone survivors of a Mediterranean shipwreck, our heroes find themselves in the company of Princess Shalimar, who has purchased one of the boys to be her husband, but must now face the jealousy of nasty Sheik Mullay Kassim.
DVD 488
Road to nowhere illusion is the first of all pleasures /
There's a murky tenuous balance between reality and fiction. A passionate filmmaker, creating a film based upon a true crime, casts an unknown mysterious young woman bearing a disturbing resemblance to the femme fatale in the story. He finds himself unsuspectingly drawn into a complex web of haunting intrigue, obsessed with the woman, the crime, her possibly notorious past, and the disturbing complexity between art and truth.
DVD 8357
Road to Perdition
Michael Sullivan works as an enforcer for his adopted father, Irish gangster John Rooney. When Sullivan's son, Mike Jr., witnesses one of his father's killings on Rooney's behalf, the gangster decides that his ward and his family are liabilities that must be removed. Sullivan tries to safeguard his son and get even with the man who betrayed him, while his son focuses on bonding with his emotionally distant father.
DVD 1965
Road to resistance
This first story in a seven part series covers almost twenty years of history. It is a story of escalating violence and repression, one nation on a collision course with the rest of the world. When the United Nations adopts the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in 1948, South Africa marches in the opposite direction and begins to implement a series of laws segregating its people by race in every aspect of life, prompting the non-white majority led by the ANC to protest. The non-violent movement picks up supporters all over the world, starting first with a network of Gandhites in Britain, Sweden, and the United States. But Apartheid hardens in the face of this resistance. By the fateful year of 1964, Nelson Mandela is jailed for life, and the entire leadership is forced underground, imprisoned or killed. The movement is effectively shut down in South Africa as hundreds escape into exile.
DVD 8581 v.1
Road to the presidency inside the Clinton campaign /
An unprecedented view of the 1992 Presidential election. Go inside the 'War Room' and get a startling up-close view of Bill Clinton's path through the primaries, the Democratic convention, and the televised debates with President George H.W. Bush. Goes beyond simple campaign reporting and gives a compelling view that is funny and poignant as well as instructive.
DVD 3296
Road to Utopia
Musical team poses as a pair of escaped killers in an attempt to find the location of an Alaskan gold mine.
DVD 489
Road toward immigrant civic participation
"Highlights the complex emotions and sociopolitical forces propelling three families to leave their homelands in Mexico, Nigeria, and the Israeli-occupied West Bank and put down roots in rural and urban America. It chronicles the process of assimilation and integration and identifies key obstacles to and opportunities for engaging newcomers in public life"--Container.
DVD 6031
Road trip with Alexandra Pelosi
"In this slice-of-life exploration, Pelosi travels the red states to meet a dizzying array of open and forthright evangelicals, representing a broad sampling of the community. Her up-close and personal encounters range from Joel Osteen to pastor Ted Haggard to Jerry Falwell himself. Evangelical Christians living in America today have become a formidable force in our culture and democracy-- Pelosi travels across the heartland to try to learn more about what their influence may mean for the future of our country."--Container.
DVD 5897
Road warrior
Story is set in the post-nuclear outback of Australia where a battle is raged by a tiny band of civilized survivors and a group of barbarians over a precious cache of gasoline.
DVD 11064
Road women
The voices of women prisoners take us on a journey to Northern Ireland, a journey into and out of prison, a journey of personal and political struggle and growth. Through interviews, news footage and recovered letters--many written in tiny print on squares of toilet paper and smuggled out of jail--Thompson's film provides a sobering account of the travails of Irish women political prisoners.
DVD 4932
Roaring across the horizon Heng kong chu shi /
The story of China's race to develop the atomic bomb.
DVD 3128
Roaring twenties
A World War I veteran (Cagney) returns to New York, innocently becomes involved in bootlegging, builds up an empire and dies in a gang war. Set against a background of newsreel-like montages and narration.
DVD 6362
Rob Reiner
Through in-depth interviews, behind the scenes footage and clips from his films, Rob Reiner talks about the ideas, influences, motivations, struggles and successes behind his work.
DVD 1087
Rob Roy
There are extraordinary performances given as the legendary hero who refused to let his enemies destroy his honor and the loyal woman who gave him the courage to fight.
DVD 10562
Rob Williams and Black power
Documents the life and times of political activist, Robert F. Williams. From his childhood in Monroe, North Carolina to his self-exile and eventual return to the U.S., the film uses interviews and stock footage to tell the story of the forefather of the Black power movement in the United States.
DVD 7101
Robert A.F. Thurman collection
[Disc 1] (On Tibet) Robert A.F. Thurman presents lectures on the history of Tibet and the role of Tibetan Buddhism from ancient times to the present. [Disc 2] (Buddhism) Thurman discusses the Buddha in the world and the difficulties and methods of becoming one; the four noble truths, the three wheels of Dharma, the three vehicles, and the metaphor of the turning of the wheel of Dharma; and the Sanga, or community of those who try to live according to the Dharma.
DVD 1928
Robert A.F. Thurman on Buddhism
[Disc 1] (On Tibet) Robert A.F. Thurman presents lectures on the history of Tibet and the role of Tibetan Buddhism from ancient times to the present. [Disc 2] (Buddhism) Thurman discusses the Buddha in the world and the difficulties and methods of becoming one; the four noble truths, the three wheels of Dharma, the three vehicles, and the metaphor of the turning of the wheel of Dharma; and the Sanga, or community of those who try to live according to the Dharma.
DVD 1928
Robert A.F. Thurman on Tibet Robert A.F. Thurman on Buddhism /
[Disc 1] (On Tibet) Robert A.F. Thurman presents lectures on the history of Tibet and the role of Tibetan Buddhism from ancient times to the present. [Disc 2] (Buddhism) Thurman discusses the Buddha in the world and the difficulties and methods of becoming one; the four noble truths, the three wheels of Dharma, the three vehicles, and the metaphor of the turning of the wheel of Dharma; and the Sanga, or community of those who try to live according to the Dharma.
DVD 1928
Robert Altman
"After six decades in the motion picture industry, Robert Altman remains one of Hollywood's most prolific directors. Famous for using large ensemble casts, Altman practices an improvisational style of filmmaking that give his actors the rare luxury to freely interpret their roles."--Container.
DVD 1643
Robert Altman & Garry Trudeau's Tanner on Tanner
Features 1988 Democratic candidate Jack Tanner's daughter, Alex, in her quest to make a documentary about her father's failed '88 nomination bid. Includes appearances by modern day politicians, pundits and celebrities, and shot in part during the 2004 Democratic National Convention, this piece offers a sharp and funny spin on "politics as usual."
DVD 1042
Robert Altman's Images
DVD 2668
Robert Altman's Ready to wear
At the world's hottest fashion show, there's been a murder. Now, everybody's a suspect ... They're all caught up in the year's biggest see-and-be-seen event-- where steamy scandals and spectacular supermodels turn up the heat in a riotous show of high fashion.
DVD 1510
Robert Bresson's Au hasard Balthazar
Robert Bresson's masterpiece follows a much-abused donkey, Balthazar, whose life strangely parallels that of his owner, Marie. A beast of burden suffering the sins of man, Balthazar nevertheless nobly accepts his fate.
DVD 4702
Robert Bresson's Diary of a country priest
A new priest arrives in the French country village of Ambricourt to attend to his first parish. The rural congregation rejects him immediately. Through his country diary entries, the suffering young man relays a crisis of faith that threatens to drive him away from the village and God.
DVD 3355
Robert Downey's Putney Swope
A comical satire which charts the rise and fall of a Madison Avenue ad agency previously controlled by Whites and is taken over by Blacks who are dedicated to the downfall of the White Establishment. The picture is mostly a parade of vignettes, dealing with people and campaigns of the advertising world.
DVD 2584
Robert Flaherty's
Documents the life of a family in a small fishing village in the Aran Islands, Ireland, as it struggles to win the daily battle against its magnificent opponent--the sea.
DVD 1747
Robert Flaherty's Nanook of the North
Presents a documentary on the life of an Eskimo family pitting their strength against a vast and inhospitable Arctic. Juxtaposes their struggle for survival against the elements with the warmth of the little family as they go about their daily affairs.
DVD 325
Robert J. Flaherty's Louisiana story
Through the eyes of a young Cajun boy living on the Bayou, tells the story of disruption and change when an oil rig brings industry into his pristine world.
DVD 8110
Robert Jay Lifton the Nazi doctors /
"World renowned psychiatrist Robert Jay Lifton discusses how ordinary doctors became murderers, the subject of his groundbreaking book The Nazi Doctors: Medical Killing and the Psychology of Genocide. Dr Lifton, founding member of the International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War and a pioneer in the field of psychohistory, interviewed 40 perpetrators including more than 25 doctors who served in Auschwitz. His conclusion: 'Doctors were at the heart of it.'" -- Container.
DVD 7795
Robert Louis Stevenson's Treasure Island
Long John Silver and a cabin boy match wits in this outstanding Disney tale.
DVD 2574
Robert Pinsky : poetry reading.
Former Poets Laureate of the United States, Robert Pinsky discusses the art of poetry, reads several poems, and answers questions from the audience.
DVD 3876
Robert Rodriguez's Planet Terror
A small town sheriffs' department has to deal with an outbreak of murderous, infected people called "sickos." Cherry Darling meets up again with her old lover, El Wray, just as their Texas town is being overrun by "sickos" with festering sores turning them into zombies. Cherry has El Wray's jacket, which she took with her when she left and he keeps trying to explain how he looked for it for two weeks and she keeps interrupting his story. Gun-legged Cherry and one-man wrecking crew El Wray try to save the world from a horde of flesh-eating zombies.
DVD 5300
Robert Townsend's Hollywood shuffle
Comedy about Bobby Taylor, a young black actor trying to get a foothold in Hollywood but running into problems of stereotyping at every turn.
DVD 1232
Robert Zemeckis
Robert Zemeckis began making films with an 8mm camera while still in high school. He made his directorial debut in 1978 with I wanna hold your hand, and has since directed films such as Romancing the stone, Back to the future, Who framed Roger Rabbit, Death becomes her, Forrest Gump, Contact, What lies beneath, and Cast away. This film contains interviews with the director and reminiscences by actors and actresses who have worked with Zemeckis. Includes filmography, awards, and Weblink.
DVD 2272
Roberto Rossellini's The flowers of St. Francis
In a series of simple and joyous vignettes, director Roberto Rossellini and co-writer Federico Fellini lovingly convey the universal teachings of humility, faith, and sacrifice of the People's Saint--Container.
DVD 3842
Roberto Rossellini's War trilogy
With their stripped-down aesthetic, largely nonprofessional casts, and unorthodox approaches to storytelling, these intensely emotional works were international sensations and came to define the neorealist movement. Shot in battle-ravaged Italy and Germany.
DVD 7234
Robin and Marian
The legend of Robin Hood continues when Robin and Little John return from the Crusades under the command of King Richard the Lionheart. But when Richard is accidentally slain, the mad King John assumes the throne and Robin regroups the members of his old Sherwood Forest band.
DVD 2045
Robin Hood
When King Richard the Lion-Hearted leads a crusade to the Holy Land, his evil brother John claims the throne, and an era of corruption ensues. The Earl of Huntington (Fairbanks) is transfigured into the heroic Robin Hood, who leads his followers against Prince John and the Sheriff of Nottingham to reclaim England for King Richard. "A big-screen spectacle that ranks as one of the monumental accomplishments of the era, 'Robin Hood' is a timeless story of romance and intrigue, staged on a herculean scale. Its sets were erected by an army of 500 carpenters and towered 90 feet in the air, covering ten acres of land, historically accurate to the smallest detail"--Container.
DVD 490
Robin Hood
The animals have their own version of what really happened in Sherwood Forest. Robin Hood and his band of merry men outwit the greedy Prince John and his sniveling partner, Sir Hiss, as they put the tax squeeze on their poor, hardworking loyal subjects.
DVD 491
Robin Hood men in tights /
Robin Hood attempts to save England from Prince John and the Sheriff of Rottingham, while also winning the heart of Maid Marian.
DVD 11501
Robin Hood prince of thieves /
The legendary Sherwood Forest outlaw leader comes to life in this 12th century medieval epic adventure.
DVD 4403
Robin Williamson Transmission of essential teachings / IDC Media Library.
DVD 11709
Robinson Crusoeland
Stan and Ollie inherit an island and a yacht to get them there. However, on their way, they are shipwrecked on a nameless atoll in the Pacific. Accompanied by a wide array of characters, the boys establish an island paradise.
DVD 794
Robocop
Robocop is created to stop a crimewave which is spreading all across America. All goes well at first and Robocop stops every sleaze ball he encounters, but there are forces which will stop at nothing to see him eliminated.
DVD 828
Robot & Frank
Frank is an aging ex-jewel thief, and his two grown children are worried that he can no longer care for himself. In deciding what to do with Frank, the most likely option appears to be putting him in a nursing home. But Frank's son comes up with another option: buy Frank a walking, talking robot programmed to look after him and improve his physical and mental health. Frank resists the robot at first, but he warms to it after realizing that it could be the perfect heist companion.
DVD 9953
Robot monster
"Ro-Man, sex-starved robot monster (dressed in a gorilla suit and diving helmet), has destroyed all of humanity with the exception of a small band of survivors. It's up to these last brave souls to re-populate the human race and to destroy the mighty Ro-Man and his commander, The Great Guidance"--Container.
DVD 2121
Robot stories
"My robot baby": A busy couple is challenged to nurture a mechanical infant before they can have the real thing. "The robot fixer": A mother is transformed while trying to connect with her comotose son. "Robot love": Android iPerson Archie questions whether romance can flower between synthetic hearts. "Clay": A sculptor in the lonely twilight of his life must weigh the ethical and spiritual risks of digital immortality.
DVD 10830
Rocco and his brothers
"The story of four poor Italian brothers and their mother who leave their country home and move to bustling Milan with hopes of improving their bitter fortune. The family is thrown into chaos when two of the brothers are torn apart by their love for the same woman and their struggles to succeed in a viciously competitive world."--Container.
DVD 8500
Rocco e i suoi fratelli (Motion picture)
"The story of four poor Italian brothers and their mother who leave their country home and move to bustling Milan with hopes of improving their bitter fortune. The family is thrown into chaos when two of the brothers are torn apart by their love for the same woman and their struggles to succeed in a viciously competitive world."--Container.
DVD 8500
Rocco e i suoi fratelli Rocco and his brothers /
"The story of four poor Italian brothers and their mother who leave their country home and move to bustling Milan with hopes of improving their bitter fortune. The family is thrown into chaos when two of the brothers are torn apart by their love for the same woman and their struggles to succeed in a viciously competitive world."--Container.
DVD 8500
Rock
A retired US Marine general (Ed Harris) seizes a stockpile of chemical weapons and takes over Alcatraz with 81 tourists as hostages. His demand: restitution to families of soldiers who died in covert operations. A Navy SEAL team with support from an FBI chemical warfare expert (Nicolas Cage) and a former Alcatraz escapee (Sean Connery) assemble to penetrate the terrorists' defenses on the island and neutralize the threat before time runs out.
DVD 2175
Rock & roll
Takes an informative and entertaining look at the world of rock and roll. Includes interviews with performers and people who are professionally involved in music and features a sampling of music by rock performers. Among those interviewed are Prince, Jerry Lee Lewis, Sam Phillips, Jerry Leiber, Mike Stoller, and others.
DVD 12036
Rock bottom
Filmed over a period of 2 years, this documentary follows seven gay men who have been struggling with meth addiction. The film reveals the complex layers of personal and collective trauma that affect contemporary gay male identity, such as loss, guilt, survival, fear, depression, and addiction.
DVD 8444
Rock Hudson's home movies
Using clips from Rock Hudson's films and employing a narrative commentary from beyond the grave, the filmmaker invents an eclectic form of biography in which he explores the illusory nature of Hudson's screen image and society's attitudes towards Hudson as a homosexual.
DVD 5878
Rock of ages
Drew and Sherrie meet in L.A. while pursuing their dream of life in the big city. Will their love survive the challenges the city throws their way? This musical features songs by Journey, Twisted Sister, Starship, REO Speedwagon, Foreigner, and many more.
DVD 9210
Rockers
Offers a funny, complex picture of life among poor Jamaican Rastafarians, including cogent commentary about the music business, marriage and the conventions of the adventure film, backed by a reggae score.
DVD 20
Rockers, its dangerous
Offers a funny, complex picture of life among poor Jamaican Rastafarians, including cogent commentary about the music business, marriage and the conventions of the adventure film, backed by a reggae score.
DVD 20
Rocket
Maurice Richard had a dream to play in the National Hockey League. Through hardships and hard work, he became a hero. This film is the extraordinary true story of the man they called The Rocket, who led a team to greatness, inspired a generation, gave passion to his country and brought a national sport to the world.
DVD 5071
Rocking Popenguine
A coming of age story set in a remote Senegalese beachside village during the week before Christmas, 1964, where the local teenage boys are divided into rival cultural camps. The "Ins" ("Inseparables") style themselves after French pop stars, attend school, have all the girls--but no record player. Their rivals, the "Kings," style themselves after African-American blues legends, they work as fishermen, don't have any girls--but they do have a record player.
DVD 6808
Rocking the boat : you can fight city hall
Shows examples of how individuals, groups, communities, and companies have become active in improving the environment and in solving environmental problems.
DVD 10993
RocknRolla
In London, a real-estate scam puts millions of pounds up for grabs. This attracts some of the city's scrappiest tough guys, along with its more established underworld types. All are looking to get rich quick. While the city's seasoned criminals vie for the cash, an unexpected player -- a drugged out rock 'n' roller presumed to be dead but is very much alive. He has the multi-million dollar prize fall, literally, into his hands.
DVD 6511
Rocks in my pockets
"Rocks In My Pockets is a story of mystery and redemption. The film is based on true events involving five women of Signe Baumane's family, including herself, and their battles with depression and suicide. It raises questions of how much family genetics determine who we are and if it is possible to outsmart one's own DNA. The film is packed with visual metaphors, surreal images and a twisted sense of humor. It is an animated tale full of art, women, strange daring stories, Latvian accents, history, nature, adventure and more."--Film website.
DVD 10726
Rocks with wings
The story of the Shiprock Lady Chieftains basketball team, largely Navaho, whose new coach (Jerry Richardson) led them from a group of girls who expected to lose to the position of state champions, meanwhile learning to overcome the differences in race, gender and cultural heritage that divided them to achieve a sense of pride and accomplishment for themselves, their team and their community.
DVD 8120
Rocky
Rocky Balboa, the underdog, gets his million-to-one shot at love, self-respect and the world heavyweight boxing crown and comes out a winner.
DVD 492
Rocky
DVD 11338
Rocky anthology
DVD 11338
Rocky Balboa
A former heavyweight boxing champion comes out of retirement to fight a 10 round exhibition bout against an opponent who is thirty years younger than he is.
DVD 11335
Rocky five
DVD 11338
Rocky four
DVD 11338
Rocky Horror picture show
A mixture of fantastical rock opera and horror movie spoof. A couple of ordinary kids have car trouble one dark and rainy night and knock on the door of a looming gothic mansion. They are stunned to learn that they have stumbled into an ongoing convention of kinky characters, hosted by Dr. Frank-N-Furter, a mad scientist from the planet Transsexual.
DVD 2044
Rocky II
DVD 11338
Rocky III
DVD 11338
Rocky IV
DVD 11338
Rocky road to Dublin
Portrait of Ireland in the 1960s, a society characterized by a stultifying educational system, a repressive and morally reactionary clergy, and a myopic cultural nationalism. Amidst scenes of everyday Irish life, the film blend interviews with writers Sean O'Faolain and Conor Cruise O'Brien, theater producer Jim Fitzgerald, film director John Huston, Father Michael Cleary, and others.
DVD 4003
Rocky three
DVD 11338
Rocky two
DVD 11338
Rocky V
DVD 11338
Roco films educational and Eyepop productions presents; the freedom to marry
"The epic, nail-biting, untold story of how same-sex marriage became law of the land. THE FREEDOM TO MARRY follows Evan Wolfson, the architect of the movement, civil rights attorney Mary Bonauto and their key colleagues on this decades long battle, culminating in a dramatic fight at the United States Supreme Court. More than the saga of one movement's history, this is an inspiring tale of how regular people can actually win and how activists can effectively chang the minds and laws of the nation" --Container.
DVD 12273
Rodgers and Hammerstein's Carousel
Former carousel barker Billy Bigelow returns to Earth from heaven to help his high school daughter, previously unknown to him because before she was born, he was killed as he attempted a robbery.
DVD 131
Rodgers and Hammerstein's Oklahoma!
A cowboy wins his girl despite the intervention of a sinister hired hand.
DVD 1715
Rodgers & Hammerstein's state fair
A musical about the Frake family and their adventures at the Iowa State Fair. Each member of the family is out for a different prize: Father wants a blue ribbon for his favorite pig, while for his son and daughter the hunt is on for true love.
DVD 928
Rodgers and Hammerstein's the King and I
An English schoolteacher finds herself at odds with the King when she is the teacher at the royal court in the 1860s.
DVD 413
Rodgers and Hammerstein's the sound of music
Julie Andrews lights up the screen as Maria, the spirited young woman who leaves the convent to become a governess to the seven young children of Captain von Trapp, an autocratic widower whose strict household rules leave no room for music or merriment.
DVD 1809
Rodnik dli︠a︡ zhazhdushchikh
The elderly villager Levko Serdiuk loses the urge to live after his wife dies and his sons and their families move away, so he devises a trick to get them to come back.
DVD 10596
Rodrigo D no future /
Tough and in your face, Rodrigo D reveals the brutal tale of a teenager making a goal of it in one of the world's toughest towns: Medellin, Colombia. A cast of young actors and real life street toughs - some of whom met violent deaths after the filming.
DVD 4266
Roger & me
A documentary about Flint, Michigan native Michael Moore and his efforts to meet with General Motors' president Roger Smith in order to persuade the executive to visit Flint, a city which is economically depressed due to the closure of a General Motors plant.
DVD 2682
Roger Corman retrospective.
Little shop of horrors: A florist develops a carnivorous plant that feeds upon humans. The terror: An officer in Napoleon's army gets separated from his regiment and stumbles upon the mysterious Castle Von Leppe. Creature from the haunted sea: A crook kills a group of exiles, blames their deaths on a mythical sea monster, and later encounters the real sea monster.
DVD 2124
Roger Corman retrospective.
Attack of the giant leeches: Trappers are being devoured by giant leeches. The sheriff solves the problem by blowing the leeches up. The wasp woman: A cosmetics magnate invents a rejuvenating beauty cream based on wasp enzymes, creating a product with interesting side effects. A bucket of blood: Walter Paisley, a waiter at a Bohemian cafe decides to get even with his customers by killing them and, in the process, gains a new clientele.
DVD 2492
Roger Dodger
Takes a look at the male ego and the art of manipulating women. Roger, a sharp-witted Manhattan advertising copywriter can talk his way into any skirt, which is exactly why his nephew, Nick, pays him a visit. With Nick's virginity at stake, Roger takes him out for a one-night crash course in seduction, only to realize he still has something to learn about women himself.
DVD 2234
Roger Vadim's And God created woman
Juliette is an 18 year-old orphan whose unbridled appetite for pleasure shakes up all of St. Tropez. Her sweet but naïve husband Michel endures beatings, insults and mambo in his attempts to tame her wild ways.
DVD 650
Roi danse The King is dancing /
Historical drama about Louis XIV of France, centering on his passion for dance and music. The shy heir to the throne has his destiny altered when musician Jean-Baptiste Lully and the famed playwright Molière enter his life. Recognizing the young king's talent for dance, they compose and stage ballets that glorify Louis' image. The film includes many recreations of dance, drama, and opera of the era.
DVD 3747
Roi de coeur
A Scottish soldier is assigned the task of disarming a bomb in a small French town at the close of World War I. The townspeople have deserted the town leaving behind the inmates of the local insane asylum who embrace the soldier as their king.
DVD 1870
Rois et reine Kings & queen /
Expertly mixes comedy, tragedy, and melodrama to tell the emotionally gripping story of the interesting lives of two former lovers.
DVD 6760
Rojo amanecer
Set entirely in the city residence of a notable, but not ruling-class family of Mexico, this drama explores what happened during a 1968 student uprising, which was brutally suppressed by the government. In the story, the family's two college-aged boys are ardent advocates of change. Despite the vigorous warnings of their parents, the boys have left to attend a street meeting. The family looks out onto the streets as the dramatic events of that time unfold.
DVD 5096
Rok spokojnego slonca.
In the wake of World War II, an American soldier (Norman played by Scott Wilson) forms a delicate friendship with a war widow (Emilia played by Maja Komorowska) amid the devastation of 1946 Poland. In spite of the language barrier, painful memories of their past, and the many cultural divisions that separate them, Norman and Emilia dare to steal a moment of happiness together.
DVD 2524
Roland Batten architect : community projects, private residences and un-built works ; February 22, 2000 /
DVD 11614
Role of business in society
DVD 11757
Role of the built environment in reducing driving and promoting active travel
Dr. Handy discusses the impact of built urban environments in reducing vehicular driving to promote walking or biking. Dr. Handy explores travel behavior, why people do so much driving, and what effects their transportation choices.
DVD 8688
Roll of his life
"Fifteen-year-old [Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy patient] Darius Weems, and eleven of his best friends, set off across America with the ultimate goal of getting his wheelchair customized on MTV's 'Pimp My Ride'" -- Container.
DVD 6342
Rollerball
In the perfectly controlled society of the 21st century, the only outlet for violence is a deadly spectator sport--Rollerball.
DVD 495
Rollercoaster
A determined terrorist begins to turn America's amusement parks into battlefields. The tension mounts as affable safety inspector George Segal attempts to track down the saboteur who has targeted the country's most popular rollercoaster, and its riders, for senseless destruction.
DVD 874
Roma, città aperta
Rossellini's classic is representative of neo-realistic cinema. The story takes place in Rome during the Nazi occupation where a priest who is helping the Italian resistance fighters is discovered and arrested by the SS.
DVD 14
Roman de gare Tracks /
Best-selling author Judith Ralitzer is researching unlikely places to find characters for her next novel. A serial killer with a penchant for magic tricks has just escaped from a high-security prison, providing the perfect source material for an intricately plotted, moody mystery.
DVD 6497
Roman d'un tricheur The story of a cheat /
A gambler and petty thief recounts his life and exploits.
DVD 7648
Roman Empire in the first century
Tells the story of the emperors, slaves, poets, and peasants who wrested order from chaos, built the most cosmopolitan society the world had ever seen, and shaped the Roman Empire in the first century.
DVD 5416
Roman holiday
A princess rebels against her royal obligations and explores Rome on her own. She meets an American newspaperman who, seeking an exclusive story, pretends ignorance of her identity. But his plan falters as they fall in love.
DVD 3278
Roman Polanski wanted and desired /
Intensely examines Polanski's conviction for having unlawful sexual intercourse with a minor, and the chaos that followed. A startling indictment of our legal system and its paradoxical relationship with celebrity culture in contemporary America.
DVD 6328
Roman Polanski's Repulsion
Carol is a fragile, frigid young Belgian beauty cracking up over the course of a terrifying weekend. Left alone by her vacationing sister in their London flat, she finds herself haunted by specters, real and imagined, as her insanity grows to a violent pitch.
DVD 6719
Romance
Claiming he loves her, but that he has lost his desire for her, Marie's boyfriend, Paul, refuses to engage in sexual relations, catapulting Marie into a desperate search for intimacy and erotic connection.
DVD 1391
Romanoff and Juliet
In this comedic adaptation of Shakespeare's "Romeo and Juliet," two children of ambassadors, one from the Soviet Union and one from the United States, fall in love.
DVD 10821
Romántico
The story of Carmelo - car wash employee by day, mariachi musician by night - and his struggle to cope with his mother's mortality, his daughters' needs, and his own dreams.
DVD 6431
Rome.
Four hundred years after the founding of the Republic, Rome is the wealthiest city in the world, a cosmopolitan metropolis of one million people, epicenter of a sprawling empire. The Republic was founded on principles of shared power and fierce personal competition, never allowing one man to seize absolute control. But now, those foundations are crumbling, eaten away by corruption and excess. After eight years of war, soldiers Lucius Vorenus and Titus Pullo unwittingly become entwined in the historical events of ancient Rome.
DVD 4659
Rome.
In the year 44 B.C., Julius Caesar has been assassinated and civil war threatens to destroy the Republic. In the void left by Caesar's demise, egos clash and numerous players jockey for position. The brutally ambitious Mark Antony attempts to solidify his power, aligning himself with Atia, but coming to blows with her cunning son Octavian, who has been anointed in Caesar's will as his only son and heir. Meanwhile, Titus Pullo attempts to pull his friend Lucius Vorenus out of the darkness that has engulfed his soul in the wake of personal tragedy.
DVD 5254
Rome, open city
Rossellini's classic is representative of neo-realistic cinema. The story takes place in Rome during the Nazi occupation where a priest who is helping the Italian resistance fighters is discovered and arrested by the SS.
DVD 14
Rome power & glory /
Presents the complete history of Rome, from its primitive beginnings to the height of its glory and its eventual decline. Combines location footage of ancient monuments, detailed re-enactments, period art and writing, and insights from scholars and public figures.
DVD 1927
Rome, the complete first season
Four hundred years after the founding of the Republic, Rome is the wealthiest city in the world, a cosmopolitan metropolis of one million people, epicenter of a sprawling empire. The Republic was founded on principles of shared power and fierce personal competition, never allowing one man to seize absolute control. But now, those foundations are crumbling, eaten away by corruption and excess. After eight years of war, soldiers Lucius Vorenus and Titus Pullo unwittingly become entwined in the historical events of ancient Rome.
DVD 4659
Romeo + Juliet
It's William Shakespeare's epic and searing tale of love. An ageless story from the world's most renowned author is reimagined for the 21st Century. This adaptation is told in the lush traditional setting it was written, but gives a new generation the chance to fall in love with the enduring legend.
DVD 10678
Romeo and Juliet
Two teenagers fall in love and encounter opposition from their feuding families.
DVD 1024
Romeo and Juliet
Presents the Franco Zefferelli production of Shakespeare's tragedy about two teenagers who fall in love, encounter opposition from their families, and take their lives.
DVD 2127
Romeo and Juliet
It's William Shakespeare's epic and searing tale of love. An ageless story from the world's most renowned author is reimagined for the 21st Century. This adaptation is told in the lush traditional setting it was written, but gives a new generation the chance to fall in love with the enduring legend.
DVD 10678
Romeo & Juliet (Motion picture : 2013)
It's William Shakespeare's epic and searing tale of love. An ageless story from the world's most renowned author is reimagined for the 21st Century. This adaptation is told in the lush traditional setting it was written, but gives a new generation the chance to fall in love with the enduring legend.
DVD 10678
Romeo is bleeding
Desire and a series of deadly double-crosses erupt between a voyeuristic cop and a violent woman gangster.
DVD 3026
Romper stomper
Drama about a neo-Nazi skinhead gang that wages war on Vietnamese immigrants in Melbourne.
DVD 9050
Romy and Michele's high school reunion
Two women get into trouble when they go to their high school reunion and lie about their lives after twelfth grade.
DVD 5425
Ron Howard
Through in-depth interviews, behind the scenes footage and clips from his films, Ron Howard talks about the ideas, influences, motivations, struggles and successes behind his work.
DVD 2264
Ronald Harwood's The dresser
One fateful night in a small English regional theatre during World War II, a troupe of touring actors stage a production of Shakespeare's "King Lear." Bombs are falling, sirens are wailing, the curtain is up in an hour but the actor/manager "Sir" who is playing Lear is nowhere to be seen. His dresser "Norman" must scramble to keep the production alive but will Sir turn up in time? And if he does, will he be able to perform that night?
DVD 12252
Ronin
A group of freelance intelligence agents work together to steal a mysterious package, only to have a doublecross throw things into confusion.
DVD 2192
Rooftop hopper
Noura is an inquisitive 13-year-old whose eyes are opened to his own sexual desires when he visits the local Turkish bathhouse with his mother. Gazing upon the spectacular array of unclothed women and girls, Noura begins to experience his first pangs of longing. But just as Noura is awakening to the pleasures of the fair sex, he risks being wrestled from their tender, affactionate companionship and being thrust into the callow and rigid company of men.
DVD 2817
Rookie
When a shoulder injury ended his minor league pitching career twelve years ago, Jim Morris resorted to the next best thing: coaching. But Jim's team, knowing their coach is a great ball player, makes a deal with him: if they win the district championship, they want Jim to try out for a major-league organization. Going from worst to first, the team makes it to state, and Jim is forced to live up to his end of the deal. While there prove to be a lot of pitches to be thrown before he makes it off the mound, big-league dreams are revived, and there's no telling where he could go.
DVD 1781
Room
A black comedy in which a man about to be married is betrayed by his fiancée.
DVD 10861
Room
After five-year old Jack and his Mom escape from the enclosed environment that Jack has known his entire life, the boy makes a miraculous discovery: the outside world.
DVD 11537
Room 237
In 1980 Stanley Kubrick released his masterpiece of modern horror, The Shining. Over 30 years later we're still struggling to understand its hidden meanings. Rodney Ascher's wry and provocative documentary fuses fact and fiction through interviews with both fanatics and scholars, creating a kaleidoscopic deconstruction of Kubrick's still-controversial classic.
DVD 9933
Room at the top
Laurence Harvey plays an opportunist who will stop at nothing to get to the top in the business world.
DVD 629
Room full of men
This program examines male violence towards women by following three men with a history of abuse who have joined a program to help them stop their abusive behavior.
DVD 3306
Room of one's own
Eileen Atkins' one-woman stage performance recreates Virginia Woolf's talk to the women of Girton College, Cambridge. A call to women to declare their independence, talent and freedom to write, think, love and labor, and to control their own destinies, yet realize necessary communion on all levels between men and women.
DVD 3930
Room service At the circus /
Room Service: A cash-strapped theatrical troup tries to find a backer and keep from being thrown out of their hotel. At the Circus: The brothers try to keep the cash-strapped circus running by finding a backer.
DVD 3628
Room to breathe
Room To Breathe is a surprising story of transformation as struggling kids in a San Francisco public middle school are introduced to the practice of mindfulness meditation. Topping the district in disciplinary suspensions, and with overcrowded classrooms creating a nearly impossible learning environment, overwhelmed administrators are left with stark choices: repeating the cycle of trying to force tuned-out children to listen, or to experiment with timeless inner practices that may provide them with the social, emotional, and attentional skills that they need to succeed. The first question is whether it's already too late. Confronted by defiance, contempt for authority figures, poor discipline, and more interest in "social" than learning, can a young mindfulness teacher from Berkeley succeed in opening their minds and hearts? --http://www.videoproject.com/roomtobreathe.html.
DVD 9793
Room with a view
All she wanted was a room with a view on her first trip to Florence. Little did she realize that her wish would lead her into impropriety, confusion, and passion.
DVD 58
Room with a view
Lucy Honeychurch and her nervous chaperone embark on a grand tour of Italy. Alongside sweeping landscapes, Lucy encounters a suspect group of characters (socialist Mr. Emerson and his working-class son George, in particular) who both surprise and intrigue her. When piqued interest turns to potential romance, Lucy is whisked home to England, where her attention turns to Cecil Vyse. But now, with a well-developed appetite for adventure, will Lucy make the daring choice when it comes to love? Andrew Davies offers a new adaptation of the E.M. Forster classic.
DVD 5475
Roosevelt, New Jersey visions of Utopia /
Explores the history of a unique community, created in 1936 under the name Jersey Homesteads with funds from the U.S. Resettlement Administration. In this radical social and economic experiment, 120 families of Jewish garment workers moved from New York City to settle in the cooperative, which included a coat factory, farms, and a consumer outlet. Includes archival footage and interviews with the original cooperators and their children.
DVD 10978
Roosevelts : an intimate history /
Profiles Theodore, Franklin, and Eleanor Roosevelt, three members of the most prominent and influential family in American politics. It is the first time in a major documentary television series that their individual stories have been interwoven into a single narrative. This seven-part, 14 hour film follows the Roosevelts for more than a century, from Theodore's birth in 1858 to Eleanor's death in 1962. Over the course of these years, Theodore would become the 26th President of the United States and his beloved niece, Eleanor, would marry his fifth cousin, Franklin, who became the 32nd President of the United States. Together, these three individuals not only redefined the relationship Americans had with their government and with each other, but also redefined the role of the United States within the wider world. The series encompasses the history the Roosevelts helped to shape: the creation of the National Parks, the digging of the Panama Canal, the passage of innovative New Deal programs, the defeat of Hitler, and the postwar struggles for civil rights at home and human rights abroad. It is also an intimate human story about love, betrayal, family loyalty, personal courage, and the conquest of fear.
DVD 10642
Rooster Cogburn and the lady /
A rough-edged deputy marshall teams up with a strait-laced missionary to track down a band of murdering bank robbers. During the pursuit of the outlaws, a warm rapport develops between the rough-and-tumble lawman and the flinty reverend's daughter.
DVD 873
Root hog or die
Root Hog or Die is a portrait of a living remnant of this once pervasive but rapidly vanishing way of life. Filmed in 1973 in hilltowns across Western Massachusetts and Southern Vermont, it follows the cycle of the farming year from spring to winter. In its course we visit with an array of elders, who reflect on farming's deep natural patterns, share their family histories and personal memories, and ponder the inevitable forces of technological and social change they have endured. The bittersweet nature of their challenges is manifest, as is the quiet pride they take in their lives as farmers.
DVD 10629
Roots
An adaptation of Alex Haley's Roots, in which he traces his family's history from the mid-18th century when one of his ancestors was captured and sold into slavery. Follows the struggle for freedom that began with the boys' abduction to America and continues throughout the generations that follow.
DVD 2596
Roots of African culture
A documentary film which attempts to dispell apartheid ideology by showing black students how Africans proof of South African settlements prior to the arrival of Europeans.
DVD 11712
Roots of Cajun and Zydeco music
Looks at the Cajun-zydeco countryside, its people and their dance halls blended with performances of the music and the recollections of its musicians. Features historical sequences about Joe Falcon, Amede Ardoin, Iry LeJeune, Harry Choates, and others.
DVD 3449
Roots of Japanese anime until the end of WWII with 8 ground-breaking films /
A rare glimpse of early Japanese anime and prewar Japanese culture, The roots of Japanese anime features the masterworks of such pioneers of Japanese animation as Noburo Ofuji, Yasuji Murata, and Kenzo Masaoka, in addition to Mitsuyo Seo's Momotaro's sea eagle, the notorious war cartoon billed as Japan's first feature anime.
DVD 10888
Roots of migration
Witness for Peace, an NGO, leads a delegation of twenty US citizens to Oaxaca, Mexico, to study the roots of migration and learn why people are leaving their home communities for the United States in ever-increasing numbers. Specifically the film explores why Mexicans make the long, perilous journey from souther Mexico to North Carolina.
DVD 7965
Roots of racial tensions urban ethnic neighborhoods /
Dr. Wilson discusses the ethnographic study he and his graduate students undertook in four working/lower-middle class neighborhoods in Chicago : An African-American neighborhood, a Latino neighborhood, and two white-ethnic neighborhoods, one solidly white and the other undergoing ethnic change from white to Latino, from 1993-1995. The purpose of the research was to learn how the residents of these neighborhoods handled their collective problems, maintained social order, and achieved a proper share of city and state resources. Also examined the way in which these neighborhoods functioned as self-governing microcosms and how each neighborhood related to and perceived other racial and ethnic groups in the city.
DVD 3766
Roots of resistance a story of the Underground Railroad /
Recounts the story of the underground railroad through narratives of escaped slaves. Includes interviews with descendants of slaves and slave holders, who describe the personal danger and terrible risk involved in each slave's departure.
DVD 8851
Roozi keh zan shodam The day I became a woman /
Three portraits of women at three stages of life in Iran, including a nine-year-old girl told she can no longer play with boys because she is now a "woman", a young woman who enters a bicycle race against her husband's wishes, and an old woman who gains money and the freedom to do what she wishes with it. Special features include text of the director's statement, interview, and filmography.
DVD 4577
Rope
Two friends strangle a college classmate and then proceed to invite his family and friends to dinner after they stuff the body inside a trunk to be used for the dining table. One of the guests, their teacher, suspects foul play and returns later to discover not only the body, but also how his own academic theories had been twisted to provide the motivation for the grotesque murder. Based on the real-life Leopold-Loeb murder, Hitchcock's study of total mise-en-scene construction was shot entirely on a single sound stage.
DVD 5670
Rosa Luxemburg
A portrait of Rosa Luxemburg, the legendary political and social leader known as "Red Rosa." Rosa Luxemburg, a Polish Jew, was born on March 5, 1871. She became German through an unconsummated marriage and at the beginning of the century, she played an important role in the fields of politics and morals. She was at the sides of Bebel, Jaures, and Lenin during all of the major international congresses. She was also an ardent pacifist and spent the greatest part of the war in prison.
DVD 12350
Rose for Emily
Miss Emily Grierson was the fading aristocrat of a small Southern town. When she was young, her tyrannical father drove away all her suitors. Finally free after his death, Miss Emily quickly succumbed to the advances of a Yankee day laborer. Only years later does the town realize the chilling consequences of this ill-fated romance.
DVD 10039
Rose Marie
Marie de Flor, a glamorous Canadian prima donna, is renowned for her beauty, exquisite voice and fierce temperament. When news arrives that her brother Jack has been wounded in a prison escape, Marie realizes she must go to him despite the danger. Lured into the wilderness, she encounters Sgt. Bruce, who is hunting the fugitive. Sgt. Bruce is soon hot on Marie's trail as well!
DVD 11009
Rose seller
13 year-old Mónica and her friends live on the streets of Medellín, Colombia, surviving by selling roses to couples in nightclubs and sniffing glue to escape their desperation and loneliness. Set in the two days before Christmas, the film is a modernization of Hans Christian Andersen's The Little Match Girl, starring a non-professional cast of Medellín street children.
DVD 10338
Rose water
Journalist Maziar Bahari is detained by Iranian forces who relentlessly interrogate him under suspicion that he is a spy.
DVD 10898
Roseaux sauvages Wild reeds /
A poignant coming-of-age story set in southwest France in 1962. Sensitive young François is uncertain of his sexuality as he finds himself more attracted to his classmate Serge than to his platonic girlfriend Maïté. An older boy, Henri, is drawn into the circle, further complicating relationships. Through their passage into adulthood, the four experience a series of sexual and political conflicts as they explore the mysteries of the human heart.
DVD 657
Rosemary Clooney Show
DVD 8728
Rosemary's baby
After unwittingly becoming friendly with a coven of witches and warlocks, a young wife is impregnated by the Devil.
DVD 3430
Rosencrantz & Guildenstern are dead
The fringe characters from Shakespeare's 'Hamlet' take center stage at Elsinore.
DVD 4316
Rosenkavalier
The Marshallin is romantically involved with young Octavian, but realizes she will have to surrender him to a younger woman. When Baron Ochs von Lerchenau arrives seeking an envoy to Sophie, the young woman he loves, the Marshallin suggests Octavian.
DVD 9168
Rosenstrasse
After the death of her father, Hannah becomes concerned with the strange behavior of her mother. As her mother's troubled childhood is revealed, Hannah realizes how little she ever knew.
DVD 3904
Rosetta
The Belgian filmmaking team of brothers Luc and Jean-Pierre Dardenne turned heads with Rosetta, an intense verite drama that closely follows a poor young woman struggling to hold onto a job to support herself and her alcoholic mother. It's a swift and simple tale made revelatory by the raw, empathic way in which the directors render Rosetta's desperation, keeping the camera nearly perched on her shoulder throughout.
DVD 9266
Rosewater
Journalist Maziar Bahari is detained by Iranian forces who relentlessly interrogate him under suspicion that he is a spy.
DVD 10898
Rosewood
In 1923 a black town in Florida was burned to the ground, its people murdered because of a lie. Some escaped and survived because of the courage and compassion of a few extraordinary people.
DVD 630
Rosie the riveter
Several women, who worked in the shipyards and defense plants during Five women reminisce about their jobs and working conditions during World War II. Includes topics of sex discrimination, the women's movement, and the role of movies and radio in helping to mold public opinion during World Warr II.
DVD 3769
Ross McElwee DVD Collection
A DVD collection by independent filmmaker Ross McElwee.
DVD 6060
Rouge
Krzysztof Kieślowski's trilogy of the human condition in contemporary French society, with each film drawing its theme from a color in the French flag: liberty (Bleu), equality (Blanc) and fraternity (Rouge).
DVD 2077
Rouge et le noir The red and the black /
Set in 1830's France, the ambitious son of a carpenter challenges the rigid social order of the time when he becomes a private tutor.
DVD 6599
Rough aunties
"Fearless, feisty and resolute, the 'Rough Aunties' are a remarkable group of women unwavering in their stand to protect and care for the abused, neglected and forgotten children of Durban, South Africa. This newest documentary by internationally acclaimed director Kim Longinotto (Sisters in Law, Divorce Iranian Style) follows the outspoken, multiracial cadre of Thuli, Mildred, Sdudla, Eureka and Jackie, as they wage a daily battle against systemic apathy, corruption and greed to help the most vulnerable and disenfranchised of their communities. Neither politics, nor social or racial divisions stand a chance against the united force of the women. Once again Longinotto has managed to bring us an intimate portrait of change from Africa, this time from the new post-apartheid South Africa, a nation being transformed with hope and energy into a new democracy"--Rough aunties website (http://roughaunties.com/film).
DVD 7351
Rough magic : theater / Stuart Vaughan.
Stuart Vaughan was the Founding Artistic Director of the New York Shakespeare Festival, Seattle Repertory Theatre, Repertory Theatre New Orleans, The New Globe Theatre and Artistic Director of New York's Phoenix Theatre. In this lecture, Stuart Vaughan discusses his personal thoughts on the art of theater.
DVD 9016
'Round midnight
Dramatizes the friendship between an aging alcoholic jazz musician and a young French jazz fan. Inspired by the real-life friendship between jazz pianist Bud Powell and Francis Paudras.
DVD 11272
'Round midnight (Motion picture)
Dramatizes the friendship between an aging alcoholic jazz musician and a young French jazz fan. Inspired by the real-life friendship between jazz pianist Bud Powell and Francis Paudras.
DVD 11272
Round up
Dramatizes the true experiences of individuals caught up in the Vel' d'Hiv roundup. In the summer of 1942 the French government, on the orders of the Nazi occupiers, conducted mass arrests of Jews in Paris and herded them into the Velodrome d'Hiver and a nearby internment camp from which they were ultimately shipped to Auschwitz and executed. Over 13,000 victims, including over 4000 children, were subjects of this atrocity.
DVD 8141
Rounders
A young man who is a reformed gambler returns to playing big stakes poker to help a friend pay off loan sharks.
DVD 3200
Roveh ḥuliyot The wooden gun /
Set in Tel Aviv during the 1950's, this film focuses on two rival youth groups whose behavior and motivation raises questions regarding first generation sabras (native-born Israelis).
DVD 3534
Roxanne
C.D. Bales has an astonishingly long nose. He harbors a secret love for a beautiful astronomy student who is attracted to another man.
DVD 15
Roy Clarke's Keeping up appearances
Hyacinth remains busy entertaining the neighbors, tidying up her unruly family and fawning over her dear Daddy, yet still finds the time to enhance husband Richard's untimely retirement.
DVD 10268
Roy Clarke's Keeping up appearances
Hyacinth remains busy entertaining the neighbors, tidying up her unruly family and fawning over her dear Daddy, yet still finds the time to search for the perfect little rural retreat, much to Richard's chargin.
DVD 10269
Roy Clarke's Keeping up appearances
Hyacinth remains busy entertaining the neighbors, tidying up her unruly family and fawning over her dear Daddy, yet still finds the time to drag ever suffering Richard on waterfront jaunts and countryside excursions.
DVD 10270
Roy Clarke's Keeping up appearances
Hyacinth remains busy entertaining the neighbors, tidying up her unruly family and fawning over her dear Daddy, yet still finds the time to exercise her singing skills and hold fetes for the candlelight supper set while imbuing her gracious entertaining skills in others.
DVD 10271
Roy Dotrice in Brief lives
"In 1967, "Brief Lives," starring Emmy, BAFTA, and Tony Award winner Roy Dotrice opened at the Hampstead Theatre Club in London. On the second evening it was bought by David Susskind and opened at the John Golden Theater on West 45th Street, New York. In 1968, it opened in London's West End at the Criterion Theatre, where it played for 400 performances, and then later at the Mayfair Theatre. After a successful run in 1974 at New York's Booth Theatre on 45th Street, Mr. Dotrice took "Brief Lives" on world tour, breaking all records for the longest-running solo performance. He became reigning champion for decades in the "Guinness Book of Records" with a total of 1,782 performances. The tour ended in Australia in 1979 when a performance was taped before a live theatre audience and broadcast on national television."--www.cinemind.com/aubrey
DVD 8710
Roy Matsumoto story
A documentary about the Japanese American men who were incarcerated in concentration camps, enlisted in the U.S. military, and volunteered to become linguists in the Military Intelligence Service in the Pacific Theater of WWII. The film focuses on the experience of Roy Matsumoto and his personal journey -- from being born an American, raised in Japan, sent to the Jerome, Arkansas concentration camp as a young man, to enlisting in the U.S. Army and becoming a hero in fighting the Japanese Army in Burma as part of the U.S. military unit known as Merrill's Marauders. As part of the project, a classroom-based curriculum to accompany the film was developed by Karen Matsumoto. The film and curriculum were disseminated in California public schools. Film showings in California and Washington were organized.
DVD 10044
Royal affair
The passionate and forbidden romance between the insane Danish King, the royal physician, and the young but strong-willed Queen leads to a revolution that changes an entire nation.
DVD 9467
Royal Tenenbaums
Three grown prodigies, all with a unique genius of some kind, and their mother are staying at the family household. Their father, Royal, had left them long ago, but now returns to make things right with his family.
DVD 1723
Royal wedding
A musical set during Princess Elizabeth's wedding to Philip Mountbatten. A brother-sister dance team go to London and get caught up in romance.
DVD 496
Rubber
Robert, an inanimate tire that was abandoned in the desert, suddenly and inexplicably comes to life. As Robert roams the landscape, he discovers that he possesses terrifying telepathic powers that give him the ability to destroy anything without having to move. Content to prey on small desert creatures and discarded objects, his attention soon turns to humans, especially a beautiful and mysterious woman who crosses his path. Robert becomes a chaotic force to be reckoned with.
DVD 9772
Ruby Bridges
When bright six year old Ruby is chosen to be the first African-American to integrate her local New Orleans elementary school, she is subjected to the true ugliness of racism for the very first time.
DVD 9175
Ruby Sparks
Struggling with writer's block and a lackluster love life, once-famous novelist Calvin creates a beautiful fictitious character named Ruby who inspires him. But not only does this bring his work to life, it also brings Ruby to life, literally. Face-to-face with an actual relationship with his once virtual girlfriend, Calvin must now decide whether to pen this love story or let it write itself.
DVD 9311
Rudo y Cursi
From the rural banana plantation where they play soccer for the village team to the big city stadiums, two brothers have become rivals and battle each other on opposing sides. When a talent scout gets stranded in their tiny town, brothers Beto and Tato are discovered. They are whisked away to Mexico City to play for the big leagues where they quickly achieve fame. Beto is nicknamed 'Rudo' for his hotheaded goalkeeper style and Tato is called 'Cursi' for his peculiar scoring technique. Success leads to excess. Rudo descends into a quagmire of gambling debt and drug abuse. Cursi is distracted by beautiful women and a second career as a pop singer. Having come so far, will the siblings remember their original goal to build a home for their mother?
DVD 6943
Rudolph Valentino in The son of the sheik
The son of a sheik is lured into a thieves' trap by a beautiful girl. When he escapes, he kidnaps the girl, they fall in love, and ride off into the sunset together.
DVD 1163
Rudy
Although people have told Rudy all his life he's not good enough, smart enough or big enough, nothing can stop his impossible dream of playing football for Notre Dame.
DVD 5179
Rudyard Kipling's The man who would be king
Danny Dravot and Peachy Carnehan leave 19th century India and set out for the isolated, primitive land of Kafiristan, whose people haven't seen an outsider in hundreds of years. Peachy becomes lord of the kingdom's treasury, a huge chamber spilling over with limitless gold and priceless rare jewels. Danny is first crowned king, then, declared a god.
DVD 424
Rue Cases-Nègres Sugar Cane Alley /
The teenage life and adventures of young José, who lives in a shanty-town on Martinique in the mid-1930s, comprises the body of this film. José lives with his grandmother and is well aware of the French colonial presence. He gets into mischief, learns valuable lessons on living from an old former slave, drinks too much one time, and even sets fire to one of the run-down shanties. Regardless of his pranks, José never neglects his education.
DVD 9178
Rule
Benedictine monks of Newark Abbey, in the heart of Newark, NJ, achieve a high success rate in graduating one of the most vulnerable populations--inner city African American and Latino teenage males--with a near 100% college acceptance rate.
DVD 11051
Rulers of the city
Tony is a mob loan collector who is unsatisfied with his position in life. He constantly dreams of living it large in Brazil with his brother.
DVD 9102
Rules of attraction
Sean is a student at a well-respected private college on the East Coast. Sean is attracted to Lauren, while Lauren is infatuated with Victor. Lauren's empty-headed roommate Lara is also attracted to Victor, while he has no qualms about being involved with both. Lauren used to date Paul, but Paul, a bisexual, currently lusts after Sean. Meanwhile, friendly campus drug dealer Rupert finds a ready market for cocaine among his classmates; Sean, a user, finds himself financially embarrassed and begins dealing drugs to help pay off his debts, while leading Paul on for his ready supply of marijuana.
DVD 5180
Rules of engagement
Colonel Terry Childers is a patriot and war hero. But when a peacekeeping mission he leads in Yemen goes terribly wrong, he finds himself facing a court martial. Accused of breaking the rules of engagement by killing unarmed civilians, Childers' only hope of vindication rests with comrade-in-arms Hays Hodges, a military lawyer of questionable abilities. Together, they face the battle of their lives.--Container.
DVD 1689
Rules of engagement
A documentary film about the series of events that occurred outside Waco, Texas in April 1993 in which 4 federal agents were killed along with 86 men, women and children of the Branch Davidian compound.
DVD 2951
Rules of engagement
Rules of engagement cuts through the fog of war to reveal the untold story of what happened in Haditha, Iraq -- where twenty-four of the town's residents were killed by U.S. forces in what many in the media branded "Iraq's My Lai." With accusations swirling that the Marines massacred Iraqi civilians "in cold blood," the Haditha incident has led to one of the largest criminal cases against U.S. troops in the Iraq war. But real questions have emerged about what really happened that day, and who is responsible. Through television interviews with Iraqi survivors and Marines accused of war crimes, FRONTLINE investigates this incident and what it can tell us about the harrowing moral and legal landscape the U.S. military faces in Iraq.
DVD 5431
Rules of the game
Cloaked in a comedy of manners, this scathing critique of corrupt French society is about a weekend hunting party at which amorous escapades abound among the aristocratic guests, which are also mirrored by the activities of the servants downstairs.
DVD 3351
Ruling class
A member of the House of Lords dies in a shockingly silly way, leaving his estate to his son. Unfortunately, his son is insane: he thinks he is Jesus Christ. He is "cured" of that affliction, only to become Jack the Ripper incarnate, blood thirsty Tory who is therefore sane and eminently acceptable to the House of Lords. An irreverant look at Britain's class system, that peers behind the closed doors of the aristocracy.
DVD 1204
Rumble fish
Matt Dillon and Mickey Rourke star as two brothers whose desire to break out of their urban trap eventually leads to death for one and a new beginning for the other.
DVD 497
Rumiko Takahashi's Ranma 1/2
DVD 1398
Rumpole of the Bailey the complete series /
DVD 5555
Run
Evading the mob, Mike and his son Daniel have lived a nomadic life on the fringe of society for 16 years, and have used Daniel's parkour skills as a way to make a living by pulling robberies. Now living in New York, Daniel has made true friends and wants to leave the life of crime behind. Mike plans one last job, but when the scheme doesn't go as expected, Daniel discovers his father's past is darker than he imagined.
DVD 12081
Run like a girl
" ... The unconventional yet extremely demanding sports of rugby, synchronized swimming, and double-Dutch jumping provide the context for teenage girls from a cross-section of ethnic backgrounds to probe the issues of adolescence. They discuss their feelings of liberation within the strict regimentation of competitive sports, their search for identity and self-esteem while revolting against the stereotyped expectations of others, body image, dating, and the importance of mothers and coaches as mentors. They also tackle social concerns, including bulimia, self-injury, suicide, broken homes, teenage pregnancies, and crime ..."--Container label.
DVD 2317
Run Lola run
A thrilling post-MTV, roller-coaster ride about two star-crossed lovers who have only minutes to change the course of their lives. Time is running out: Lola has just received a frantic call from her boyfriend Mannu, who's accidentally lost a small fortune he was to deliver to his mobster boss. If they cannot find a way to replace the money within twenty minutes, Manni will surely suffer severe consequences.
DVD 35
Run (Motion picture)
Evading the mob, Mike and his son Daniel have lived a nomadic life on the fringe of society for 16 years, and have used Daniel's parkour skills as a way to make a living by pulling robberies. Now living in New York, Daniel has made true friends and wants to leave the life of crime behind. Mike plans one last job, but when the scheme doesn't go as expected, Daniel discovers his father's past is darker than he imagined.
DVD 12081
Runaway angel
Salvador Minuchin takes the issue of a runaway daughter and uses it to illuminate the deep and complex issues in the family.
DVD 7179
Runaway train
Escaped convicts on a train that goes out of control when the engineer drops dead at the throttle.
DVD 498
Runner
Features nine documentary films about women in sports, directed by an extraordinarily diverse group of female filmmakers. Executive produced by Jane Rosenthal, these critically-acclaimed films highlight Pat Summitt's remarkable story, Venus Williams' fight for equal pay and the 1999 US Women's World Cup team, among others. An inspirational collection of remarkable and moving films, Nine for IX is certain to appeal to all independent film fans.
DVD 11862
Running on empty
When antiwar activists Arthur and Annie Pope blew up a napalm lab in 1971, they accidentally blinded a janitor working late. Since then, the Popes and their children have stayed together by staying a step ahead of the law, running from state to state, job to job, assumed identity to assumed identity. But now elder son Danny is 17. He's ready to stop running from a past he had nothing to do with, ready to start making his own future.
DVD 631
Running out of time
Antonio, a member of an ETA terrorist cell that is hatching a plot against Madrid, challenges his priorities when he falls in love with Charo, a beautiful drug addict 12 years younger than he.
DVD 1456
Running out of time time pressure, overtime, and overwork /
This video explores the social impact of time pressure and overwork on American society, at how much activity people fit into their busy lives, how much responsibility they increasingly assume, and how little leisure time remains.
DVD 4645
Running the Sahara
Documentary following the attempt of three ultra-marathoners, Charlie Engle, Kevin Lin and Ray Zahab, to run across the Sahara Desert, beginning at the Atlantic coast in Senegal with a goal to reach the Red Sea in Egypt.
DVD 7397
Runskop Bullhead/
After a domineering cattle farmer strikes a deal with a mafioso meat trader, an investigating agent is killed and the farmer learns he must face the consequences of his action.
DVD 10096
Runskop (Motion picture)
After a domineering cattle farmer strikes a deal with a mafioso meat trader, an investigating agent is killed and the farmer learns he must face the consequences of his action.
DVD 10096
Rupture The breach /
A woman with a checkered past divorces her abusive, drug-addicted husband after he beats up their young son, breaking his leg and giving him a concussion. The husband's wealthy family tries to gain custody of the boy through the courts, but when that fails they hire a man to do whatever it takes to discredit the mother.
DVD 3076
Rural communities legacy & change /
The course explores rural conditions in the United States from a sociologist's viewpoint. It moves from the definition of rural to the practice of living, surviving and prospering in rural communities. The course is wrapped up by a discussion group led by Patricia Dewees. Rural sociologists Cornelia Flora, Jan Flora, Louis E. Swanson, Mark Weinberg and Jacqueline Spears participate in the discussion.
DVD 11623
Rusalka
Based on two fairy tales, it tells the story of a water-nymph, Rusalka, yearning to become human because she has fallen in love with a mortal.
DVD 3151
Rush hour
Jackie Chan is Inspector Lee, a Hong Kong Detective who helps confiscate millions of dollars worth of stolen Chinese artifacts from crime Lord Juntao. Seeking revenge, Juntao kidnaps the eleven year old daughter of the Chinese consul when he moves to America. Chan is sent as a diplomatic advisor and finds himself paired up with a New York cop (Chris Tucker) - a man who works alone, and wants to stay that way.
DVD 11553
Rushmore
A gifted, rebellious teenager finds himself in competition with a wealthy older man for a favorite teacher's affections.
DVD 499
Russell Simmons presents def poetry.
Taped live at the Supper Club in New York, Russell Simmons Presents Def Poetry is hosted by popular rap artist Mos Def, and spotlights original material performed by contemporary urban poets and well-known music/comedy artists.
DVD 9244
Russell Simmons presents Def poetry.
Seven new half-hour editions taped live at the Supper Club in New York, hosted by popular rap artist Mos Def. Spotlights original material performed by contemporary urban poets and well-known music/comedy artists.
DVD 9245
Russell Simmons presents Def poetry.
Seven new half-hour editions taped live at the Supper Club in New York, hosted by popular rap artist Mos Def. Spotlights original material performed by contemporary urban poets and well-known musicians, comedians, and actors.
DVD 9246
Russell Simmons presents def poetry, season 1
Taped live at the Supper Club in New York, Russell Simmons Presents Def Poetry is hosted by popular rap artist Mos Def, and spotlights original material performed by contemporary urban poets and well-known music/comedy artists.
DVD 9244
Russell Simmons presents def poetry, season 2
Seven new half-hour editions taped live at the Supper Club in New York, hosted by popular rap artist Mos Def. Spotlights original material performed by contemporary urban poets and well-known music/comedy artists.
DVD 9245
Russia house
Sean Connery and Michelle Pfeiffer both deliver exceptional performances as two people - he from England, she from Russia - caught up in a world of spies and politics, whose love could prove fatal to them both. When Katya, a beautiful Russian book editor attempts to send British publisher Barley Blair a manuscript written by "DANTE", a noted Soviet scientist, she unwittingly involves him in a world of international espionage. Having met Blair at a dinner party, Dante trusts him to publish the manuscript, which contains information that could alter the balance of world power. But before the manuscript reaches Blair it is intercepted by the West's spy-masters, who then send Blair to Russia to gain more information on the mysterious manuscript. But when Blair falls in love with Katya, he must decide whose side he is really on.
DVD 1875
Russia land of the tsars
From the first settlements of Russe Vikings to the brutal murder of Tsar Nicholas II and his family. This epic program encompasses nearly a thousand years of despair and rebellion, innovation and conflict. Explores the tumultuous lives of figures like Ivan the Terrible, Peter the Great, and Catherine the Great. Events include the December Revolution and Napoleon's ill-fated invasion and how they changed history.
DVD 2694
Russian ark
A modern filmmaker magically finds himself transported to the 18th century where he embarks on a time-traveling journey through 300 years of Russian history. The first feature film ever created in a single take.
DVD 2487
Russian dolls
In this sequel to L'Auberge espagnole, Xavier, now thirty, reunites again with his old friends from his time in Barcelona when William marries a Russian dancer in Saint Petersburg. Although he is working as a writer, Xavier has been unable to publish his serious novel. He is ghostwriting celebrity memoirs and writing scripts for corny TV soap operas. His love life is a series of short-term encounters. When he loses his apartment, his lesbian friend Isabelle lets him stay at her place and gives him advice. He reconnects with William's sister Wendy in London as part of a scriptwriting project, but then also becomes involved with glamorous model Celia. Will Xavier overcome his indecisiveness about his career and love life or will he keep moving on, searching for the next, perfect thing?
DVD 9037
Russian masterclass with Natalia Fedorova
"The film shows a small selection of the many exercises in Droznin's repertroire. It was shot over a week at the University of Kent in June 2009 with student actors, led by Natalia Fedorova. It is followed by an interview with Droznin accompanied by photographs of his workshop from a symposium on actor movement at the Royal Shakespeare Company." -- DVD chapter menu.
DVD 8910
Russia's open book writing in the age of Putin /
Presents profiles of six modern Russian authors including extensive interviews with each subject; commentary from their literary critics, publishers, and peers; and dramatic readings of English translations of their works, accompanied by specially-created animation sequences.
DVD 10880
Russkiĭ kovcheg
A modern filmmaker magically finds himself transported to the 18th century where he embarks on a time-traveling journey through 300 years of Russian history. The first feature film ever created in a single take.
DVD 2487
Rust and bone
A homeless father and street boxer struggling to support his son and a horribly injured killer whale trainer's lives intersect and form an intensifying bond that fractures the considerable defensive armor each is accustomed to wearing.
DVD 9884
Ruth Rendell mysteries collection
A collection of suspense stories that examines the motivations and machinations of the human mind that lead to tragedy.
DVD 10395
Rutland County
Contains segments from WCAX-TV's Channel 3 news for December 9-13, 1991. Filmed on location in Rutland County. To celebrate Vermont's statehood bicentennial in 1991, Burlington-based CBS affiliate WCAX-TV sent its news team and cameras into each of Vermont's fourteen counties. Hosted by news anchor and producer, Marselis Parsons, with weather reporter, Sharon Meyer, the bicentennial project is a compilation of stories, interviews, and town profiles that tell some history of each county and assess the strength of its economy, social institutions, cultural life, and environment.
DVD 12435
Rutland remnants
Uses interviews, historic photographs and film footage to give a history of the Rutland Railroad.
DVD 494
Rutles
Rutland Weekend Television takes a look at the Pre-fab Four: Dirk, Barry, Stig and Nasty; better known as the Rutles. This documentary follows their career from their early days in Liverpool and Hamburg's infamous Rat-Keller, to their amazing worldwide success. A parody of Beatlemania and the many serious documentaries made about the Beatles.
DVD 2942
Rutles in All you need is cash
Rutland Weekend Television takes a look at the Pre-fab Four: Dirk, Barry, Stig and Nasty; better known as the Rutles. This documentary follows their career from their early days in Liverpool and Hamburg's infamous Rat-Keller, to their amazing worldwide success. A parody of Beatlemania and the many serious documentaries made about the Beatles.
DVD 2942
Ruz-egar-e ma Our times-- /
Documenting events surrounding the 2001 Iranian presidential election, director Rakhshan Bani-Etemad works with two groups of women, one old and one young, to contrast divergent political attitudes across the generation gap. At one end of this spectrum is the director's daughter and a group of her friends who form a committee to support the incumbent, President Khatami. On the other end is a group of forty-eight older women running for office on a reform party ticket, despite being thrown off the ballot by an all-male government. The two stories are linked by the story of Arezoo Bayat and her daughter who are simply trying to scratch out a living amid the headier issue of the elections.
DVD 4243
Ruzi ruzegari cinema
A cinematographer introduces movies to the Persian court. The Shah intially opposes the new medium but he falls in love with the film's heroine.
DVD 11089
Rwandan nightmare
A documentary which includes eye-witness accounts of the slaughter of tens of thousands in Rwanda, tells the story of the early days of the crisis and contains interviews with survivors including President Habyarimana's widow, Rwandan Popular Front leaders, Paul Kagami and Theogene Rudasingwa, and former French humanitarian aid minister, Bernard Kouchner. Reporter Catherine Bond investigates the possibility that the carnage may have been a calculated act of genocide by the Rwandan government against the country's Tutsi minority.
DVD 11191
Rx for survival a global health challenge /
Examines the most critical health threats facing the world today by portraying conditions in over twenty countries, examining why diseases that are curable still persist, the efforts to treat them, and the dangers of new "superbugs."
DVD 4090
Ryan
Ryan: Creating a hand-animated three-dimensional world, Chris Landreth explores the life of Ryan Larkin, a pioneer in Canadian animation who now lives on welfare and panhandles for spare change. Alter egos: Incorporating the animated documentary Ryan, Laurence Green's film explores the paths of animators Ryan Larkin and Chris Landreth and the relationship that developed between the two men. Syrinx: Using animated charcoal sketches, the Greek legend of how Pan made his pipes is brought to life. Walking: The way people walk is observed. Street musique: A visual improvisation is created from the music performed by sidewalk entertainers. The end: An animator discovers he's a character in his own work. Bingo: Answers the question, What if a lie is told long enough and loud enough?
DVD 3962
Ryan's Daughter
Headstrong Rosy lives on the heathered hills of Ireland's Dingle Peninsule. She cannot forsake her passionate romance with a handsome British officer. Yet, for Rosy, there is a greater love - the devotion of her reserved schoolteacher husband Charles. When Rosy has an illicit affair and is ultimately charged with treason, it is Charles who will stand by her side.
DVD 11753
Ryna
In a small community in the Danube Delta that waves between old traditions and new material aspirations, a teenager, Ryna, pays a heavy price in the search for her own identity.
DVD 7850