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DVD 8432 v.3
U-Carmen
Acted and sung by the internationally acclaimed South African theater company Dimpho Di Kopane (DDK), this film is a stunning adaptation of perhaps the world's best-loved opera, Carmen. Re-imagined in the modern world of South African pool halls, bars, courtyards and barricks, this film tells the story of a cigarette factory worker, Carmen, and her doomed love affair with a police sergeant. As the two grow more emotionally connected, their relationship escalates violently, culminating in a tragic conclusion of revenge and madness.
DVD 6602
U-Carmen eKhayelitsha
Acted and sung by the internationally acclaimed South African theater company Dimpho Di Kopane (DDK), this film is a stunning adaptation of perhaps the world's best-loved opera, Carmen. Re-imagined in the modern world of South African pool halls, bars, courtyards and barricks, this film tells the story of a cigarette factory worker, Carmen, and her doomed love affair with a police sergeant. As the two grow more emotionally connected, their relationship escalates violently, culminating in a tragic conclusion of revenge and madness.
DVD 6602
U. N. me
Like any large organization, problems and bad actors can be found at the UN and its agencies. This film exposes some of those instances of incompetence and corruption. Filmmaker Ami Horowitz, consciously imitating Michael Moore's documentary style, infuses (perhaps too much) humor into his subject. In a film that exposes the incompetence and corruption at the heart of the United Nations, filmmaker Ami Horowitz takes us on a harrowing, yet often hilarious, trip through the world of the United Nations.
DVD 11806
U people LGBT rockumentary /
In a Brooklyn brownstone, thirty women and trans folks of color participated in the creation of Hanifah Walidah's Make a move music video. Cameras were left rolling. U People is an accidental documentary of the dialogue among the women between shots for the music video, and introduces a very human voice into the discussion of gay and straight rerelations.-- Container.
DVD 6403
U turn
A small time gambler and a woman caught in a twisted relationship with her powerful husband want to get out of the town of Superior, Arizona.
DVD 1208
Üç maymum Three monkeys /
Opens with an ambitious politician fleeing a hit-and-run accident in the dead of night. Afraid of hurting his election chances, he pays off his chauffeur Eyüp to take the rap. While Eyüp stews in jail, this devil's bargain takes its toll on his brooding son Ismail and restless wife Hacer, who falls into an illicit affair with the politician. Ismail's discovery of his mother's infidelity and Eyüp's suspicions after he gets out of jail crank up the simmering tensions in a household already haunted by hidden ghosts.
DVD 7140
Uccellacci e uccellini.
Paolini uses a comic crow, which philosophizes amusingly and pointedly about the passing scene as a counter point to the performers, representing humanity, as they progress down the road of life, caught between the Church and Marxism.
DVD 2369
Uccello dalle piume di cristallo
An American writer traveling in Italy witnesses an attempted murder. After the police have little success in solving the crime, he decides to investigate the matter himself.
DVD 11277
Udju azul di Yonta The blue eyes of Yonta /
Offers a portrait of the disillusionment of the revolutionary generation in Guinea-Bissau and the vibrant, if unintended, society which developed after independence in 1973. Tells the story of three people so in love with their dreams that they miss the real opportunities which life offers.
DVD 6806
Udoli vcel the valley of the bees.
A young son of a lord is sent to study with a Brotherhood and is befriended by a fellow member, who in turn leads him on his path to God. When he returns, he finds his father dead, his land barren, and his people with no hope.
DVD 4297
Uganda rising
For the past 20 years, the Acholi people of northern Uganda have been kidnapped, held hostage, terrorized and killed by one of their own, Joseph Kony. As the leader and self-styled 'prophet' of the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA), Kony has been engaged in an undeclared civil war against Yoweri Museveni's government. As part of this war, over 25,000 children have been abducted, trained under particularly brutal regimes, and sent out into the field as soldiers. Museveni has attempted to check the LRA by detaining the women and children of northern Uganda in sprawling internal displacement camps. A brief history of the history of Uganda prefaces the exploration of the havoc Kony has wreaked on this otherwise progressive, stable African nation.
DVD 8953
Uganda the war of the children /
"In the Lord's Resistance Army, eight out of ten rebels are under 16 years of age. Some are as young as 6. Providing rare footage of guerrilla leader Joseph Kony, interviews with President Museveni and village and church leaders, and firsthand accounts of the child soldiers and their families, this program reveals the stark facts of life in northern Uganda's Acholi villages. There thousands of children - both male and female - have been forcibly conscripted into the rebel army. Attempts at rehabilitation and repatriation of escaped and captured rebels are also emphasized."
DVD 2889
Ugetsu
In sixteenth century Japan a village potter and his brother-in-law set out for the city to seek their fortunes in the spoils of war. Their neglected wives suffer the bitter consequences of their husbands' ambition as one is murdered by soldiers and the other is raped and becomes a prostitute.
DVD 4696
Ugetsu monogatari
In sixteenth century Japan a village potter and his brother-in-law set out for the city to seek their fortunes in the spoils of war. Their neglected wives suffer the bitter consequences of their husbands' ambition as one is murdered by soldiers and the other is raped and becomes a prostitute.
DVD 4696
Ugly American
As a compassionate American Ambassador to the strife-torn Southeast Asian nation of Sarkhan, Brando tries to keep Communists in the North from overrunning the weakened democracy in the South by making sure a vital road into the country's inaccessible interior goes through.
DVD 1763
Uigaku nyumon The pornographers /
A small time porno filmmaker in Osaka, struggles to cope with the corrupt sexual mores in his family, the world outside, and in himself. He peddles his films to condescending executives and panders a little on the side, believing he provides a socially valuable service.
DVD 3387
Ukigusa
An aging actor returns to the town where his son lives, who has believed all these years that he is his uncle rather than his father.
DVD 8127
Ukigusa monogatari A story of floating weeds /
In 1959, Yasujiro Ozu remade his 1934 silent film: A Story of Floating Weeds in color and sound with the cinematographer Kazuo Miyagawa (Rashomon, Ugetsu). Setting his later version in a seaside location, Ozu otherwise preserves the details of his elegantly simple plot wherein an aging actor returns to a small town with his troupe and reunities with his former lover and illegitimate son, a scenario that enrages his current mistress and results in heartbreak for all. A Story of Floating Weeds reveals Ozu in the midst of developing his mode of expression; Floating weeds reveals his distinct style at its pinnacle. In each, the director captures the joy and sadness in everyday life.
DVD 4584
Ukraine and Syria
Battle for Ukraine : "The unrest in Ukraine in early 2014 has provoked one of the biggest confrontations between Russia and the United States since the Cold War. FRONTLINE's James Jones delivers a chilling look at both sides of the ongoing fight -- revealing firsthand the deep-seated hatreds between right-wing Ukrainian nationalists with historic ties to the Nazis, and violent pro-Russian separatists vying for control of the country" --Container. Arming the Rebels : "FRONTLINE continues its groundbreaking reporting on the war in Syria. Reporter Muhammad Ali crosses into the war zone, and finds Syrian rebel fighters who say they're being secretly armed and trained by the United States out of Qatar" -- Container.
DVD 10879
Ulema and philosophers
By replacing paganism with monotheism and tribal life with empire-building, the Arabs of the Umayyad and Abbasid dynasties effected a complete paradigm shift in their worldview. This program studies the codification of Islamic law and assimilation of non-Arab texts--and the ensuing competition between the ulema, or doctors of the law, and the philosophers, who saw reason as an equal to divine enlightenment. The contributions of key figures, including the Caliph al-Maamun, Yaqub ibn Ishaq al-Kindi, Abu al-Nasr al-Farabi, Avicenna, Muhammad ibn Tufayl, and Averroes, are also examined.
DVD 2871
Ulema and philosophers : faith vs. reason in Islamic Arabia
By replacing paganism with monotheism and tribal life with empire-building, the Arabs of the Umayyad and Abbasid dynasties effected a complete paradigm shift in their worldview. This program studies the codification of Islamic law and assimilation of non-Arab texts--and the ensuing competition between the ulema, or doctors of the law, and the philosophers, who saw reason as an equal to divine enlightenment. The contributions of key figures, including the Caliph al-Maamun, Yaqub ibn Ishaq al-Kindi, Abu al-Nasr al-Farabi, Avicenna, Muhammad ibn Tufayl, and Averroes, are also examined.
DVD 2871
Ulémas et les philosophes
By replacing paganism with monotheism and tribal life with empire-building, the Arabs of the Umayyad and Abbasid dynasties effected a complete paradigm shift in their worldview. This program studies the codification of Islamic law and assimilation of non-Arab texts--and the ensuing competition between the ulema, or doctors of the law, and the philosophers, who saw reason as an equal to divine enlightenment. The contributions of key figures, including the Caliph al-Maamun, Yaqub ibn Ishaq al-Kindi, Abu al-Nasr al-Farabi, Avicenna, Muhammad ibn Tufayl, and Averroes, are also examined.
DVD 2871
Ultima Cena The last supper /
The film is a dazzling moral tale of a pious late-eighteenth-century slaveholder who decides to improve his soul and instruct his slaves in the glories of Christianity by inviting twelve of them to participate in a reenactment of the Last Supper.
DVD 9965
Últimas imágenes del naufragio Last images of the shipwreck /
An insurance agent in a mid-life crisis is trying to finish a novel. He stops a woman he thinks is about to commit suicide by throwing herself onto the subway tracks. They share a meal and he finds out that the suicide act is practiced to find customers. Believing he has found the subject of his novel, he tries to pay her for her story, and becomes submerged in her family's life.
DVD 4231
Ultimate Goldbergs /
"Meet the Goldbergs, a lively Jewish family living in New York City! There are the dutiful children, Rosie and Sammy; Jake, the hot-tempered husband; old-world Uncle David; and, of course, the ever-cheerful and gracious matriarch Molly. With lots of extended family and neighbors, the Goldberg home is always overflowing with joy, laughter, and love"--Container.
DVD 12355
Ultimate name game
Tired of sharing his moniker, Berliner goes on a search for the meaning behind a name in what ultimately becomes a moving and funny meditation on identity. See how this Alan Berliner found that the sound of our own name is always the sweetest sound.
DVD 2634
Ultimi giorni di Pompeii (Motion picture)
An epic adaptation of Bulwer-Lytton's novel about the final hours of residents of Pompeii before the cataclysmic eruption of Mount Vesuvius.
DVD 11096
Ultimo bacio
Carlo's life is thrown into a tailspin when his longtime girlfriend Giulia announces she's pregnant.
DVD 2934
Ultimo tango a Parigi
An American widower in Paris, desolate at the unexplained suicide of his wife, plunges into a torrid sexual relationship with a stranger, a young French girl half his age.
DVD 272
Ulysses
Ulysses' return from the Trojan Wars sets him upon a legendary adventure. He and his crew sail under the curse of Cassandra, and encounter Circe, the sirens and the cyclops.
DVD 578
Ulysses' gaze
A Greek-American director travels in the Balkans in search of lost reels of film shot by the Manakia brothers, pioneers of cinema. Along the way he encounters the conflict still raging in the Balkan states.
DVD 19
Ulzana's raid
A scout leads U.S. cavalrymen on a hunt for Ulzana and his band of renegade Indians.
DVD 579
Umarete wa mita keredo otona no miru ehon /
A portrait of the financial and psychological toils of a family, as two young boys come to understand their father's low status in society.
DVD 8521
Umberto D.
Follow Umberto D., an elderly pensioner, as he struggles to make ends meet during Italy's postwar economic boom. Alone, except for his dog, Flike, Umberto strives to maintain his dignity while trying to survive in a city where traditional human kindness seems to have lost out to the forces of modernization.
DVD 3214
Umbrellas of Cherbourg
A tender, bittersweet love story, sung throughout in French.
DVD 671
Umi ga kikoeru [Ocean waves] /
As a young man returns home after his first year away at college he recalls his senior year of high school and the iron-willed, big city girl that turned his world upside down.
DVD 12221
Umrao Jaan
Story of the life of a courtesan in 19th century Lucknow. When Umrao Jaan decides not to dance for people any longer, she finds it difficult to escape from the world she lives in.
DVD 5973
Un-Americans
Between 1945 and the early 50's the lives of thousands of ordinary citizens were destroyed because they were accused of un-American activities. Teachers, writers, anyone who expressed a liberal opinion could be accused. In this film both the anti-Communists and the victims of the notorious McCarthy witchhunts talk candidly about the era of anti-Communist hysteria and blacklists. Among them we meet men and women who did join the Communist Party out of idealism and in reaction to injustices in American society and lawyer Arthur Kinoy who recalls his efforts to stay the execution of the Rosenbergs, which marked the culmination of the hysteria.
DVD 4028
UN me
Like any large organization, problems and bad actors can be found at the UN and its agencies. This film exposes some of those instances of incompetence and corruption. Filmmaker Ami Horowitz, consciously imitating Michael Moore's documentary style, infuses (perhaps too much) humor into his subject. In a film that exposes the incompetence and corruption at the heart of the United Nations, filmmaker Ami Horowitz takes us on a harrowing, yet often hilarious, trip through the world of the United Nations.
DVD 11806
Unacceptable levels
Examines the results of the chemical revolution of the 1940s. Presents interviews with top minds in the fields of science, advocacy, and law. Weaving their testimonies into a compelling narrative, discusses how the chemical revolution brought us to where we are, and where--if we're not vigilant--it may take us.
DVD 10518
Unakuluk, dear little one
Adopting a child from a relative, a friend, somebody you know, is very common in Inuit culture. In fact, adoption is part of the culture, with every family experiencing it in one way or another. As individuals talk about their own experiences with adoption, the film allows us to see how this traditional custom changes with the reality of contemporary life in the North.
DVD 5944
Unamericans
Between 1945 and the early 50's the lives of thousands of ordinary citizens were destroyed because they were accused of un-American activities. Teachers, writers, anyone who expressed a liberal opinion could be accused. In this film both the anti-Communists and the victims of the notorious McCarthy witchhunts talk candidly about the era of anti-Communist hysteria and blacklists. Among them we meet men and women who did join the Communist Party out of idealism and in reaction to injustices in American society and lawyer Arthur Kinoy who recalls his efforts to stay the execution of the Rosenbergs, which marked the culmination of the hysteria.
DVD 4028
Unanswered question
DVD 1931
Unanswered question : six talks at Harvard
DVD 1931
Unapologetic life of Margaret Randall
"The Unapologetic Life gives an unsparing yet sympathetic view of the woman whom the FBI considered a dangerous subversive and tried to deport, and who had to sue the US government to regain her American citizenship. Includes fascinating footage on Randall's life in Mexico, Cuba, Nicaragua, and the US -- her affairs and marriages, her trial for her controversial views, her discovery that she is an incest survivor, and the toll her cultural-political activities took on the lives of her four children."--Website.
DVD 4934
Unauthorized tour
The documentary explores the history of the Barbie doll, through older and contemporary clips. Includes interviews with Barbie fans, foes, and fetishists ; these are people of all ages and sexes who either covet or revile Barbie. Visits conventions and auctions, where early dolls and memorabilia are bought and sold. Also tells the story of Barbie's creator and Mattel co-founder: Ruth Handler, whose commentary runs throughout the film. Handler adapted a 1950s German doll for adults called Lilli, to create Barbie, named after her daughter.
DVD 6146
Unbearable lightness of being
A Czech doctor, dedicated to promiscuity, is forced to choose between his wife and his lover.
DVD 551
Unbekannte Soldat The unknown solder /
The crimes against humanity commited by the Nazi regime are often thought of as the work directed by leaders such as Himmler or Hitler. "Ordinary" German soldiers are not often seen as anything other than their pawns. Until now. Documents Germany's controversial Wehrmacht Exhibition, which for the first time ever reveals the personal letters, photographs and film footage implicating the common soldier of horrific acts.
DVD 5422
Unbelievable truth
A romantic comedy involving a quirky model, a handsome ex-convict, and a murder.
DVD 1841
Unbought & unbossed
This documentary follows the 1972 campaign waged by Shirley Chisholm, the first African-American woman to run for a major party's nomination for United States President. Chisholm first made her mark on American political history when, in 1968, she became the first African-American woman elected to Congress, representing New York.
DVD 4129
Unbranded
Sixteen wild horses, five states, four men and 3000 miles. The journey of a lifetime riding from Mexico to Canada through the deepest backcountry in the American West to see the remaining open spaces and prove the worth of 50,000 wild horses and burros currently in holding pens.
DVD 11414
Unbreakable
"After David Dunn emerges from a horrific train crash as the sole survivor-- and without a single scratch on him-- he meets a mysterious stranger who believes comic book heroes walk the earth. A haunting stranger whose obsession with David will change David's life forever."--Container.
DVD 2096
Unbroken
Olympian and war hero Louis Zamperini survived in a raft for 47 days after a near-fatal plane crash in WWII, only to be caught by the Japanese Navy and sent to a prisoner-of-war camp.
DVD 10927
Uncensored Bosko.
DVD 1173
Uncensored Bosko cartoons.
A collection of nine cartoons starring Warner Bros.' first cartoon star, Bosko. Created by Hugh Harman and Rudolf Ising, he was featured from 1929-1933.
DVD 1172
Unchained memories readings from the slave narratives /
When the Civil War ended in 1865, more than 4 million slaves were set free. By the late 1930's, 100,000 former slaves were still alive. In the midst of the Great Depression, journalists and writers traveled the country to record the memories of the last generation of African-Americans born into bondage. Over 2,000 interviews were transcribed as spoken, in the vernacular of the time, to form a unique historical record.
DVD 5499
Uncle Boonmee who can recall his past lives
A unique tale of a man embracing life's greatest mystery. Choosing to spend his final days surrounded by his loved ones in the countryside, Boonmee is visited by his dead wife as a ghost, and his lost son as a strange hairy beast with red glowing eyes. They've come to guide him to his final resting place, a cave where his first soul began. With a wry sense of humor and a humanist spirit, it's a magical tale of reincarnation, karma, and nature.
DVD 10193
Uncle Saddam
A documentary presenting a uniquely intimate view of the personal life of Iraqi president, Saddam Hussein. Includes interviews with Saddam's inner circle, the impact of American sanctions on Iraq, Saddam's extravagant personal lifestyle and his family, including the revenge, betrayals and murders within the clan.
DVD 2662
Uncle Tom's cabin
This story follows the life of Eliza and her protector Uncle Tom, who are caught in the brutality of slavery in the Southern States during the nineteenth century.
DVD 642
Uncommon curiosity : at home and in nature with Bernd Heinrich
This film follows Bernd Heinrich, one of the world's most insightful and original biologists, over the course of a year as he reflects on his past and shares his ideas about nature, science, art, beauty, and writing. Heinrich has been both a Guggenheim Fellow and a Harvard Fellow, and has been awarded two honorary doctorates. Considered by many to be today's finest naturalist author, Heinrich has written 18 books on various aspects of the natural world and published numerous scholarly papers, professional book reviews, book chapters, and articles for magazines and newspapers as diverse as the New York Times, Outside, and Runners World. In addition to his scholarly work he is a world-class ultramarathoner currently holding a U.S. 100-mile track record. The film doesn't just re-examine ground Heinrich has already covered in his writings but is a unique record of a year in nature with one of the preeminent naturalists of our time. The film concludes with Heinrich making the case for why biology matters and how it can help humans better understand their place in nature. One of the best hopes for the restoration of our damaged earth lies in a mass awakening of humanity to the wonder and beauty of this creation and an appreciation of our place within it. Heinrich, with his profound love of nature, penetrating mind and gift for conveying his insights, is an inspiring figure offering us a way back to a nature we must once again know and love. -- www.jancannonfilms.com
DVD 8139
Uncommon women and others
An adaptation for television of the Phoenix Theatre's production of Wendy Wasserstein's play about five friends who hold a reunion seven years after their graduation from Mount Holyoke.
DVD 8475
Unconstitutional the war on our civil liberties /
Discusses how the USA PATRIOT Act has taken away checks on law enforcement and continues to endanger the civil liberties of all Americans under the guise of being part of the war on terrorism, and how paranoia, fear and racial profiling have led to gross infringements on freedom and democracy without strengthening national security.
DVD 3285
Uncovered the whole truth about the Iraq War /
Interviews with more than 20 experts in opposition to the U.S. war in Iraq.
DVD 2580
Undefeated
A Latino boxer must navigate the path between his newfound fame, with all its seductive trappings, and his humble yet proud roots growing up on the hard, mean streets of Jackson Heights, Queens. Surrounded by his childhood friends and an old-school trainer, Lex Vargas endures a devastating personal loss before turning professional, eventually signing with a high-profile promoter. Ultimately his fame and fortune threatens to undermine the longtime bonds he shares with his buddies from the old neighborhood.
DVD 3199
Undefeated
No hope. No future. Until a football season united a team and revealed the character that turned them into heroes. Undefeated is the inspiring and moving tale of three underprivileged student-athletes from inner-city Memphis and the volunteer coach, Bill Courtney, trying to help them beat the odds on and off the field.
DVD 9358
Under fire
The final days of Somoza's Nicaragua as witnessed and experienced by three American journalists.
DVD 1313
Under great white northern lights
In 2007 Emmett Malloy joined the White Stripes Canadian tour to record their concerts in venues ranging from concert halls to bowling alleys to fishing boats to tiny town squares.
DVD 9432
Under ground zero
A collaborative film project comprised of a collection of short films by a variety of experimental and documentary filmmakers in response to the events of September 11, 2001.
DVD 9195
Under one sky Arab women in North America talk about the hijab /
Presents the history of Arab womanhood, from the days of early colonial missions to the post-Gulf War era. Informed, articulate Arab women living in North America describe the ideologies behind the veil and tear away the labels imposed by both East and West.
DVD 2789
Under our skin
"A gripping tale of microbes, medicine and money, Under our skin exposes the hidden story of Lyme disease, one of the most controversial and fastest growing epidemics of our time. Each year, thousands go undiagnosed or misdiagnosed, often told that their symptoms are 'all in their head.' Following the stories of patients and physicians fighting for their lives and livelihoods, the film brings into focus a chilling picture of the health care system and a medical establishment all too willing to put profits ahead of patients."--Container.
DVD 8815
Under rich earth
"In the remote mountain valley in Ecuador, farmers face eviction from their land to make way for a massive mining project. As the company's men move deeper into the valley, the tension between the mineros and the opposition reaches a breaking point. Abandoned by the police and ignored by their government, the farmers prepare to stand down the invaders on their own. Their resistance leads to a remarkable and historic confrontation with a band of mysterious armed men hiding in the cloud forest." -- Container.
DVD 7819
Under sandet
In the aftermath of World War II, a group of surrendered German soldiers are ordered by Allied forces to remove their own land mines from the coast of Denmark.
DVD 12278
Under solen Under the sun /
Sweet but lonesome Olof lives by himself on his family's farm after the death of his mother. Unable to read or write, he is forced to take people on trust. Olof must depend upon his younger friend Erik to help him with the farm work. Then one day, out of the blue, Olof places a personal ad in the paper. The ad attracts Ellen, a beautiful well-heeled city woman. Erik, also taken with Ellen, is determined to destroy her blossoming romance with Olof by unearthing the secret past he is convinced she is hiding.
DVD 3045
Under the cloak of darkness Vermont's migrant Mexican farmworkers /
A feature-length documentary about Vermont's migrant Mexican farm worker population, a population that works long hours every day to keep Vermont's struggling dairy farms going. Because many of these workers are undocumented, they live in almost complete isolation in a state that is 99% Caucasian. This film aims to humanize this invisible community and bring to light the issues surrounding migrant labor.
DVD 6466
Under the dark cloth
An overview of the life and career of photographer Paul Strand. Features Strand's most famous photographs, clips from his films, and interviews with his wife, friends, and collaborators.
DVD 2960
Under the domim tree
A coming of age story based on the autiobiographical memoir by Gila Almagor tells the story of a group of teenagers living in a youth village for orphans who survived the Nazi concentration camps. When life becomes unbearable, the teens find refuge under the beautiful Domim Tree.
DVD 3533
Under the greenwood tree
In a small village in the south of England, a handsome working man falls in love with the newly arrived schoolteacher from a wealthy family who happens to be the village beauty. Other richer men want to win her hand as well. Who will win her hand?
DVD 6951
Under the roofs of Paris
A slight and sentimental story of the Paris underworld, with boulevard songs integrated into the action. In spite of Clair's misgivings, his first venture into sound is considered a total success.
DVD 1470
Under the same moon
Tells the parallel stories of nine-year-old Carlitos and his mother, Rosario. In the hopes of providing a better life for her son, Rosario works illegally in the U.S. while Rosario's mother cares for Carlitos in Mexico. Mother and son face daunting challenges and obstacles to reunite, but are sustained by their constant hope of finally being together again.
DVD 6530
Under the sand
For years, Marie and Jean have spent their vacations at their country home. One day at the beach, Marie falls asleep while Jean goes for a swim. When she awakens, he is gone. Marie notifies the authorities and even after an extensive search, no body is found. Did he drown or did he just run off?
DVD 1318
Under the shadow
"Shideh and her young daughter, Dorsa, are left alone in a war-torn city when her husband is drafted and sent to the front lines. After a dud missile strikes their apartment building, a neighbor mysteriously dies and Dorsa's behavior becomes erratic. Shideh scoffs at her superstitious neighbor's warning that the missile carries an ancient curse, Shideh now realizes that the malevolent force in her home is infinitely more evil and terrifying than the missiles raining down on the city."--
DVD 12020
Under the skin
An alien in the form of a voluptuous young woman combs the streets of Scotland in search of men. She lures a succession of lost souls into her otherworldly lair, where they are seduced, stripped of their humanity, and never heard from again.
DVD 10523
Under the sun
Sweet but lonesome Olof lives by himself on his family's farm after the death of his mother. Unable to read or write, he is forced to take people on trust. Olof must depend upon his younger friend Erik to help him with the farm work. Then one day, out of the blue, Olof places a personal ad in the paper. The ad attracts Ellen, a beautiful well-heeled city woman. Erik, also taken with Ellen, is determined to destroy her blossoming romance with Olof by unearthing the secret past he is convinced she is hiding.
DVD 3045
Under the volcano
Withering from alcoholism, British consul Geoffrey Firmin stumbles through a small Mexican village amidst the Day of the Dead fiesta, attempting to reconnect with his estranged wife, but only further alienating himself.
DVD 5737
Undercover
This tense, action-packed political thriller chronicles the romance between two young revolutionaries in 1950s Havana as they fight for their lives against Batista's secret service. Based on real events from the early days of the revolution.
DVD 6679
Underexposed world of mental health
Delaney Ruston visits people dealing with mental illness in India, South Africa, China, France, and the United States to see families in other cultures face similar challenges, to see what mental health care is like in various countries, and how people are accepted or rejected.
DVD 11596
Underground
A tragicomedy about love, friendship, betrayal, manipulation and lies. Deals with the conflicts of Yugoslav history of the past fifty years. The story starts from an underground manufacture of weapons of Belgrade, during WWII. The black marketeer who smuggles the weapons to partisans forgets to mention to the workers that the war is over, and they keep producing. 50 years later, they become suspicious, and break out of their underground "shelter"--Only to convince themselves that the guy was right: the war is still going on.
DVD 3432
Underground
"The gripping story follows two brothers: Eric (Philp Dorn), the leader of an undergraound resistance group that broadcasts a clanstine radio show, and Kurt Franken (Jeffrey Lynn), a mained but loyal German soldier sho returns home unware of his brother's activities"--Container.
DVD 6301
Underground
DVD 6700
Underground Railroad and other journeys in the 1800's
Filmmaker's review of several topics in Vermont history of the 19th century, including: William Hayden of Albany and the advent of railroads; the anti-slavery movement and network of stops along the Underground Railroad, including Rowland Robinson's estate; graverobbing for medical research; the introduction of Spanish Merino sheep to Vermont; logging and its effects on landscape and wildlife; the steady decrease in the human population from 1860 to 1945; religious and temperance movements, with personalities such as "Crazy" (Lorenzo) Dow; and the return of forests and wildlife, including recent sightings of catamounts. Includes scenes of contemporary country life.
DVD 12472
Underground railroad the William Still story /
Tells the compelling story of William Still, one of the most unheralded individuals of the Underground Railroad, and details the accounts of black abolitionists who had everything at stake as they helped fugitives follow the North Star to Canada.
DVD 8853
Underground zero
A collaborative film project comprised of a collection of short films by a variety of experimental and documentary filmmakers in response to the events of September 11, 2001.
DVD 9195
Understanding
"Howard Gardner is the Hobbs Professor of Cognition and Education at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. A recipient of the MacArthur Prize Fellowship, the University of Louisville Grawemeyer Award in Education, and the Prince of Asturias Award for Social Sciences, Gardner is a leading thinker about education and human development. He has studied and written extensively about intelligence, creativity, leadership, and professional ethics"--Container.
DVD 9642
Understanding group psychotherapy
Volume 1: A 2-DVD set portraying the course of a mixed adult outpatient group, with commentary by Dr. Yalom. Volume 2: A 2-DVD set demonstrating an adaptation of Yalom's interpersonal group model suitable for low to mid-functioning patients who need a more structured approach. Volume 3: Dr. Yalom discusses group and existential psychotherapy, his work on bereavement, and early influences on his professional life.
DVD 7239
Understanding hookup culture what's really happening on college campuses /
"When it comes to intimacy and sex, young people today are apparently doing away with the old rules of romance and cutting straight to the chase. If recent reports are to believed, the rise of hookup culture on college campuses is in the process of killing off dating and courtship, radically altering some of our most basic assumptions about heterosexual sex and gender. But for all the speculation, there's been little beyond anecdotal evidence to back any of these claims up. This lecture by Stanford University's Paula England, a leading researcher in the sociology of gender, aims to clarify what's actually going on. England mobilizes a wealth of data--illustrated with highly accessible motion graphics--to begin to chart whether hooking up represents some kind of fundamental change, or whether we're simply seeing age-old gender patterns dressed up in new social forms."-- From case.
DVD 8223
Understanding race
Examines the history and power of the artificial distinction called "race", viewing it within historical, scientific, and cultural contexts. Topics include the anthropological unity of Homo sapiens, sanctioned discrimination, such as segregation, cultural biases based on racial stereotypes, and the underlying humanity that inextricably links us all.
DVD 11646
Understanding traumatized and maltreated children. the core concepts.
A seven-part series featuring Bruce D. Perry, M.D., Ph. D. and hosted by Art Linkletter. Comprehensive information is presented by Dr. Perry on the primary problems facing maltreated children and dynamic approaches for effective caregiving for professionals and lay people alike.
DVD 9893
Undertaking
"Thomas Lynch, 58, is a writer and a poet. He's also a funeral director in a small town in central Michigan where he and his family have cared for the dead -- and the living -- for three generations. For the first time, Lynch agreed to allow cameras inside Lynch & Sons, giving FRONTLINE producers Miri Navasky and Karen O'Connor rare, behind-the-scenes access -- from funeral arrangements to the embalming room -- to the Lynches' world for this film, The Undertaking."--PBS/WGBH website.
DVD 5479
Undertow
John Munn and his two sons live on a solitary farm in rural Georgia. When John's ex-convict brother stops in for a visit, their lives all change for the worst.
DVD 8303
Underworld
A gangster's jealous nature toward his girlfriend gets him in trouble, first with a rival gang, then with the cops.
DVD 7657
Undetectable /
Follows six women and men, straight and gay, of different ethnic and cultural backgrounds, over a three-year period as they deal for the first time with hope. Though the new multi-drug therapies offer a possible reprieve from what was once considered a death sentence, they nonetheless face both a grueling treatment regimen and the complex physical and psychological challenges of rebuilding their lives. Not everyone responds.
DVD 9499
Undetectable : the new face of AIDS
Follows six women and men, straight and gay, of different ethnic and cultural backgrounds, over a three-year period as they deal for the first time with hope. Though the new multi-drug therapies offer a possible reprieve from what was once considered a death sentence, they nonetheless face both a grueling treatment regimen and the complex physical and psychological challenges of rebuilding their lives. Not everyone responds.
DVD 9499
Undocumented documentary
"Filmmaker Arturo Pérez Torres follows in the footsteps of two friends traveling on an extraordinary and extremely dangerous journey from Central America to North America. On their journey they encounter gangs and vigilantes, as well as border patrol. But these immigrants navigate real-life nightmares with uncanny calm, grace and even humor in their pursuit of a better life."--Container.
DVD 10758
(Un)Dressing art & Eros in the 60s /
Internationally acclaimed as an art historian and curator, and for his Internationally acclaimed as an art historian and curator. Dr. Jonathan D. Katz was the founding executive coordinator of the Larry Kramer Initiative for Lesbian and Gay Studies at Yale University. As Chair of the Department of Gay, Lesbian, and Bisexual Studies at the City College of San Francisco, Katz was the first full-time, tenured faculty in Gay and Lesbian Studies in the United States. Co-founder of Queer Nation San Francisco, Katz was also Founder and Chair of the Harvey Milk Institute, one of the largest gay and lesbian studies community-based educational institutes in the world. Katz had published widely on artists Robert Rauschenberg, Jasper Johns, Cy Twombly, Agnes Martin, Andy Warhol, and John Cage. His book, The Silent Camp: Jasper Johns, Robert Rauschenberg and the Cold War Romance, is forthcoming from the University of Chicago Press.
DVD 5313
Undying monster
The heir to a British estate is afflicted with the curse of the werewolf and begins stalking the moors in search of prey.
DVD 5160
Une revolution cinematographique
Traces the development of the Iranian film industry, which has always been closely intertwined with the country's tumultuous political history, chronicling how Iranian films reflected contemporaneous society and often presaged social change. It shows how mainstream commercial cinema served as a propaganda tool for both the monarchy and the fundamentalist religious regime, recounts the sporadic efforts of some filmmakers to reveal grimmer social realties, and the struggles against censorship and traditional cinematic formulas by such pioneers as Bahram Beyzai and Sohrab Shahid Saless and pre- and post-Islamic revolutionary 'new wave' filmmakers.
DVD 4855
Unearthing a rebel hideout
Nearly 2000 years ago, a dark, inhospitable cave located in a canyon near the Dead Sea was a secret hideout for Jewish refugees fleeing for their lives from the oppressive rule of the Roman Empire. In 1960, archaeologists discovered dramatic letters.
DVD 3577
Unearthing our earliest ancestors
"Where did we come from? What makes us human? NOVA's...investigation explores how new discoveries are transforming views of our earliest ancestors. Featuring interviews with world-renowned scientists, footage shot "in the trenches" as fossils were unearthed, and...computer-generated animation, [these programs] bring early hominids to life, examining how we became the creative and adaptable modern humans of today...In the first episode...encounter..."Selam," the amazingly complete remains of a 3 million year-old child, packed with clues to why we split from the apes, came down from the trees, and started walking upright...[T]he second episode investigates the riddle of "Turkana Boy" -- a tantalizing fossil of Homo erectus, the first ancestor to leave Africa and colonize the globe...[T]he final episode...explores the origins of "us" -- where modern humans and our capacities for art, invention, and survival came from, and what happened when we encountered the mysterious Neanderthals..." -- Container.
DVD 7172
Unequal education
The initial segment "Failing our children" focuses on inequality in the education available in rich and poor New York neighborhood schools. A group of four recently graduated high school students produced and reported this segment. Also includes Kathleen Hall Jamieson commenting on the 1992 Presidential campaign and a discussion between Jonathan Kozol and John Chubb on school vouchers.
DVD 11589
Unerwünschtes Kino, a documentary film
"The film shows the exclusion of Jewish film makers after Hitler took power in Germany and how this led to an independent filmprodution in Vienna and Budapest from 1934 till 1937." --Container. Publisher description: In 1936, Henry Koster's first Hollywood film Three Smart Girls premiered. As Koster waited in the lobby of the movie theater, the Jewish émigré from Germany knew the film's success was literally a do-or-die situation. If the audience laughed, he figured he had a future in the U.S. If not, he would probably go back to Europe and be killed. After five minutes, hysterical laughter reached the lobby and Koster knew he had a career. For Koster and many Jewish filmmakers, actors, actresses, writers, directors and other creative talents, the rise of Hitler and the Nazi party first threatened their livelihoods and soon their lives. In 1934 the exclusion of Jewish filmmakers in Germany led to independent productions in Budapest and Vienna, the so-called "Unwanted Cinema" banned by the Nazis. As the Nazis invaded Hungary and Austria, many artists fled to the U.S. and hoped for a future in Hollywood. For Koster and other behind-the-camera talent, their heavy European accents were not a great hindrance. For some actors, though, the English language proved an insurmountable barrier. Unwanted Cinema profiles a number of Jewish artists who contributed to independent films produced in Vienna and Budapest between 1934 and 1937. The film follows them in subsequent years, as they sought refuge from the Nazi terror, both in Europe and the states. Some found great success, while others paid the ultimate price for being a Jew. In addition to Koster, the film focuses on Ernst Verebes, Otto Wallburg, Felix Joachimson (Jackson), Hans Jaray, Franziska Gaal, Rosy Barsony, Hortense Raky, Oskar Pilzer, and Zoltan Vidor. Featuring scenes from many films of the period, Unwanted Cinema also recounts the efforts of Hollywood producer Joseph Pasternak, who offered many of these men and women their best chance of survival.
DVD 6246
Unexpected journey
The first chapter in Peter Jackson's new epic trilogy set in Middle Earth 60 years before J.R.R. Tolkien's Lord of the rings saga. Follow Bilbo Baggins as he's swept into a quest to reclaim the Dwarf Kingdom of Erebor, long ago conquered by the dragon Smaug. Approached by the wizard Gandalf, Bilbo joins a company of thirteen dwarves led by the legendary warrior Thorin Oakenshield. Along the way they face many dangers; Bilbo meets Gollum and takes possession of the 'One ring.' Includes bonus features.
DVD 9543
Unexpected virtue of ignorance
A black comedy story of an actor famous for portraying an iconic superhero as he struggles to mount a Broadway play. In the days leading up to opening night, he battles his ego and attempts to recover his family, his career, and himself.
DVD 10912
Unfaithful wife
A man suspects his wife of infidelity. He hires a private detective to watch her, who confirms his worst fears.
DVD 2384
Unfaithfully yours
A world-famous symphony conductor, consumed with the suspicion that his wife is having an affair, entertains elaborate visions of vengeance, set to three separate orchestral works.
DVD 4697
Unfinished journeys
"In Vladimir Tomić's film Unfinished Journeys we follow Niels, who is half Danish and half Greenlandic man. The focal point is the story of Niels relation to his Greenlandic roots. The question of how a cultural identity like Inuit has been influenced after having had the norms of Danish society imposed on it for years, is central in the film. Is it possible to maintain a Greenlandic self-understanding even though an external system is threatening to wipe it out?"--IMDb.
DVD 10326
Unfinished life
Einar is a crusty old rancher who does what he can to hold onto his Wyoming ranch. It's been a struggle for years; his son was killed in a car crash, his wife left him, and his longtime friend and helper, Mitch was recently mauled by a bear. Now, Einar has to care for Mitch and help him recover. Jean and her daughter, Griff, have to leave Jean's current abusive boyfriend. The only place they can go is the ranch of Griff's grandfather, Einar, who only learns of his granddaughter's existence upon their arrival.
DVD 7933
Unfinished spaces
'In 1961, three young architects were commissioned by Fidel Castro and Che Guevara to create Cuba's National Art Schools on the grounds of a former golf course in Havana, Cuba. Construction of their radical designs began immediately and the school's first classes soon followed. Dancers, musicians, and artists from all over the country reveled in the beauty of the schools, but as the dream of the Revolution quickly became a reality, construction was abruptly halted and the architects and their designs were deemed irrelevant in the prevailing political climate. Forty years later, the schools are in use, but remain unfinished and decaying. Castro has invited the exiled architects back to finish their unrealized dream.' -- Container.
DVD 9723
Unforeseen
"The American Dream of owning a house with white picket fence goes head-to-head with environmental sustainability... When an ambitious real estate developer sets out to transform thousands of acres of pristine hill country in Austin, Texas into a suburban development - threatening a nearby natural spring - the community fights back. In the conflict that ensues, we see in miniature a struggle that is playing out in cities and towns across the country" -- Container.
DVD 7068
Unforgivable blackness the rise and fall of Jack Johnson /
The in-depth and intimate story of one of the most important African Americans to live in the first half of the 20th century. Tells the story of Jack Johnson, who was the first African American boxer to win the most coveted title in all of sports--Heavyweight Champion of the World. Includes his struggles in and out of the ring and his desire to live his life as a free man in race-obsessed America.
DVD 6916
Unforgiven
Two retired, down-on-their luck outlaws pick up their guns one last time to collect a bounty offered by the vengeful prostitutes of the remote Wyoming town of Big Whiskey.
DVD 580
Unguarded
A gifted athlete from Fall River, Massachusetts, Chris Herren was a basketball legend before he left high school. After a troubled yet outstanding career at Fresno State, he would eventually fulfill his childhood dream of playing for the Boston Celtics, only to lose it all to a devastating addiction that nearly killed him. Award-winning director Jonathan Hock chronicles this powerful story of Herren's fall, rise, and redemption.
DVD 8960
Unheralded
"Across North America, newspapers are dying. But not in tiny Lakefield, Ontario, where Terry McQuitty carries on a 150-year-old tradition, as publisher of the independent weekly Herald. Set to the pace of small-town life, Unheralded is a testament to the vital role newspapers can still play, and the close bond between reporter and reader."--Container.
DVD 9538
Unified treatment protocol for emotional disorders
Early approaches to anxiety and related disorders focused on reducing arousal and overt avoidance behavior and, perhaps, developing insight into dysregulated emotional behavior. In the 1980s, innovations in psychological treatments focused on psychopathology specific to each disorder, such as panic attacks in panic disorder, directly utilizing interoceptive exposure to counter avoidance of somatic cues; the worry process itself in GAD conceptualized as an avoidance of negative affect; and depressive cognitions in depression. These psychological treatments were organized into therapeutic manuals with proven efficacy. Nevertheless, these manualized protocols have become numerous and somewhat complex, restricting effective training and dissemination. Deepening understanding of the nature of emotional disorders reveals that commonalities in etiology and latent structure among these disorders supercede differences. This suggests the possibility of distilling a set of psychological procedures that would comprise a unified intervention for emotional disorders. Based on theory and data emerging from the fields of learning, emotional development and regulation, and cognitive science, we identify three fundamental therapeutic components relevant to the treatment of emotional disorders generally. These three components include (1) altering antecedent cognitive reappraisals; (2) preventing emotional avoidance; and (3) facilitating action tendencies (emotion driven behaviors) not associated with the emotion that is dysregulated. This treatment takes place in the context of provoking emotional expression (emotional exposure) through situational, internal and somatic (interoceptive cues), as well as through standard mood induction exercises, and differs from patient to patient only in the situational cues and exercises utilized. Theory and rationale supporting this new approach are described along with some preliminary experience with the protocol. It is suggested that this unified treatment may represent a more efficient and possibly a more effective strategy in treating emotional disorders, pending further evaluation.
DVD 5546
Uninvited /
A pair of siblings from London purchases a surprisingly affordable, lonely cliff-top house in Cornwall, only to discover that it actually carries a ghostly price soon they're caught up in a bizarre romantic triangle from beyond the grave. A tragic family past, a mysteriously locked room, cold chills, bumps in the night-this gothic Hollywood classic has it all.
DVD 9989
Union Pacific
"Overseer Jeff Butler is hired by the Union Pacific to root out the saboteurs who have been launching savage attacks on the construction of the first transcontinental railroad."--Container.
DVD 9513
Union Pacific (Motion picture)
"Overseer Jeff Butler is hired by the Union Pacific to root out the saboteurs who have been launching savage attacks on the construction of the first transcontinental railroad."--Container.
DVD 9513
United 93
Fact-based story about the 40 passengers and crew aboard San Francisco bound flight United 93, who sat down as strangers and found the courage to stand up as one. This hijacked flight was the fourth terrorist attack plane on September 11, 2001. As a result of a delay on takeoff, the passengers on the flight, are behind the carefully scheduled planned attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon. Once hijacked, the passengers and crew are able to discern that this is no mere hijacking. While the real events that caused the ultimate crash of the plane can never be known, the events depicted would appear to be as might be expected. The scariest part of the film is the unpreparedness of the FAA and the military in dealing with the situation.
DVD 4516
United in anger a history of ACT UP /
"UNITED IN ANGER: A HISTORY OF ACT UP is a unique feature-length documentary that combines startling archival footage that puts the audience on the ground with the activists and the remarkably insightful interviews from the ACT UP Oral History Project to explore ACT UP (the AIDS Coalition to Unleash Power) from a grassroots perspective--how a small group of men and women of all races and classes, came together to change the world and save each other's lives. The film takes the viewer through the planning and execution of a half dozen exhilarating major actions including Seize Control of the FDA, Stop the Church, and Day of Desperation, with a timeline of many of the other zaps and actions that forced the U.S. government and mainstream media to deal with the AIDS crisis. UNITED IN ANGER reveals the group's complex culture--meetings, affinity groups, and approaches to civil disobedience mingle with profound grief, sexiness, and the incredible energy of ACT UP."--From the film's official website.
DVD 9460
United kingdom
Prince Seretse Khama of Botswana causes an international stir when he marries a white woman from London in the late 1940s. When they decided to marry, just as apartheid was being introduced into South Africa, it caused an international uproar. However, their passionate romance triumphed over every obstacle and changed the course of African history.
DVD 12215
United Nations me
Like any large organization, problems and bad actors can be found at the UN and its agencies. This film exposes some of those instances of incompetence and corruption. Filmmaker Ami Horowitz, consciously imitating Michael Moore's documentary style, infuses (perhaps too much) humor into his subject. In a film that exposes the incompetence and corruption at the heart of the United Nations, filmmaker Ami Horowitz takes us on a harrowing, yet often hilarious, trip through the world of the United Nations.
DVD 11806
United ninety-three
Fact-based story about the 40 passengers and crew aboard San Francisco bound flight United 93, who sat down as strangers and found the courage to stand up as one. This hijacked flight was the fourth terrorist attack plane on September 11, 2001. As a result of a delay on takeoff, the passengers on the flight, are behind the carefully scheduled planned attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon. Once hijacked, the passengers and crew are able to discern that this is no mere hijacking. While the real events that caused the ultimate crash of the plane can never be known, the events depicted would appear to be as might be expected. The scariest part of the film is the unpreparedness of the FAA and the military in dealing with the situation.
DVD 4516
United Productions of America
"[This three-disc set] includes 38 theatrical cartoons released from 1948 to 1959. Originally distributed by Columbia Pictures, the cartoon shorts produced by UPA (United Productions of America) were revolutionary, adopting the contemporary graphics of Modern design and offering non-traditional, provocative storytelling. Giving the animators at Disney, MGM and Warner Bros. a run for their money, UPA earned six nominations and three Academy Awards, and among their classic one-shot cartoons they adapted stories by James Thurber ("A Unicorn in the Garden") and Edgar Allan Poe ("The Tell-Tale Heart" narrated by James Mason). The studio tried to avoid repetition, but nevertheless presented two long-lasting characters in Gerald McBoing Boing (created by Dr. Seuss) and the near-sighted Mr. Magoo, whose first cartoon -- "Ragtime Bear" -- is also included in [collection]."--Container.
DVD 8923
United States of America v. James J. Bulger.
A sweeping and revelatory documentary film that follows the trial of the infamous gangster James 'Whitey' Bulger, using the courtroom action as a springboard to examine accusations of multi-faceted corruption within the nation's law enforcement and legal systems.
DVD 10737
United states of mathematics presidential debate
"A parody of the presidential debates, this 45-minute DVD introduces students to the mathematical field of knot theory and to the Euclidean algorithm."
DVD 7208
United States of secrets
Frontline investigates the secret history of the unprecedented surveillance program that began in the wake of September 11th and continues today. As big technology companies encouraged users to share more and more information about their lives, they created a trove of data that could be useful not simply to advertisers, but also to the government. The revelations of NSA contractor Edward Snowden would push Silicon Valley into the center of a debate over privacy and government surveillance.
DVD 10876
United States of Tara
Tara Gregson is a wife and mother with dissociative identity disorder (DID). After deciding to go off her medication to discover the real cause of her disorder, her alternate personalties re-emerge. T is a wild and flirty teenager; Alice is an old-fashioned housewife; and Buck is a male, loud, beer-drinking Vietnam Vet. Tara is supported by Max, her calm and level-headed husband; Kate, her somewhat troubled teenage daughter; and Marshall, her quirky, good-hearted gay son. Her sister, Charmaine, is not so supportive, often expressing her doubt about the validity of Tara's disorder.
DVD 11197
United States of Tara.
Season two starts with a bang. As Tara decides to move on from her past, a sudden neighborhood incident opens the door to her family's shocking secrets. Her alters, some returning and some new, help unravel the mysteries while simultaneously infusing their own chaos into the mix. Meanwhile, the rest of Tara's family explore their own identities as Max hits a boiling point, Marshall questions his sexuality, Kate takes on an online fantasy persona, and Charmaine finds herself in a love triangle.
DVD 11199
United States of Tara (Television program).
Tara Gregson is a wife and mother with dissociative identity disorder (DID). After deciding to go off her medication to discover the real cause of her disorder, her alternate personalties re-emerge. T is a wild and flirty teenager; Alice is an old-fashioned housewife; and Buck is a male, loud, beer-drinking Vietnam Vet. Tara is supported by Max, her calm and level-headed husband; Kate, her somewhat troubled teenage daughter; and Marshall, her quirky, good-hearted gay son. Her sister, Charmaine, is not so supportive, often expressing her doubt about the validity of Tara's disorder.
DVD 11197
United States of Tara (Television program).
Season two starts with a bang. As Tara decides to move on from her past, a sudden neighborhood incident opens the door to her family's shocking secrets. Her alters, some returning and some new, help unravel the mysteries while simultaneously infusing their own chaos into the mix. Meanwhile, the rest of Tara's family explore their own identities as Max hits a boiling point, Marshall questions his sexuality, Kate takes on an online fantasy persona, and Charmaine finds herself in a love triangle.
DVD 11199
United States versus John Lennon
The story of John Lennon's evolution from beloved Beatle to an outspoken artist and activist to iconic inspiration for peace, and how, in the midst of one of the most tumultuous times in American history, Lennon stood his ground, refused to be silenced and courageously won his battle with the U.S. Government.
DVD 5496
United States vs. John Lennon
The story of John Lennon's evolution from beloved Beatle to an outspoken artist and activist to iconic inspiration for peace, and how, in the midst of one of the most tumultuous times in American history, Lennon stood his ground, refused to be silenced and courageously won his battle with the U.S. Government.
DVD 5496
United we ski
Documentary examining the importance of small ski areas to the sport of skiing and New England life. The film looks at the rise and decline of the region's small ski areas and tells the story of three surviving areas in Vermont (Hard'ack, Cochran's Ski Area, and Northeast Slopes), which rely on community support, volunteers, and yankee ingenuity to provide affordable skiing to local kids and families.
DVD 10480
Univerisity of Vermont's convocation 2007
Annual convocation exercises with guest lecturer Beah Ishmael. With introductory video and speaches from UVM professors and alumni, incoming freshmen are oriented to the university. Special guest, Beah Ishmael reads from his book, as well as discusses his experiences and feelings about education.
DVD 8166
Univerisity of Vermont's convocation 2009
Annual convocation exercises with guest lecturer Tracy Kidder. With introductory video and speaches from UVM professors and alumni, incoming freshmen are welcomed to the university. Keynote speaker, Tracy Kidder discusses his book and his thoughts about education.
DVD 8167
Univers de Jacques Demy the world of Jacques Demy /
In an homage to her late husband Jacques Demy, Agnes Varda explores his universe, his films, and his influences. Includes clips from his films, interviews with colleagues, and home video footage.
DVD 2664
Universal signs sense the life around you /
After the death of his fiancee's daughter while in his care, Andrew, a deaf artist, becomes a prisoner of his own mind.
DVD 10284
Universe
This collector's set spins an enthralling intergalactic detective story, rich with mystery, unexpected twists and astonishing revelations.
DVD 11412
Universe of Keith Haring
Christina Clausen's documentary offers an affectionate, deeply personal glimpse into Haring's life, from his early years growing up in a small, conservative Pennsylvania town to his heyday as a world-renowned artist, rubbing shoulders with the likes of Madonna and others.
DVD 7542
Universe within
Using microphotography to explore the hidden world inside the human body, this program covers three incredible team efforts: the coordination of muscles, bones, heart and circulatory system that makes Mike Powell the world's greatest long jumper; the digestive dynamo that turns a simple sandwich eaten by five-time Olympic gold medalist Bonnie Blair into raw energy for a blistering sprint down the ice; and the ultimate event--the development of a new human life inside track star Karen Hatchett.
DVD 3591
University of Vermont : 200th commencement ceremony
DVD 2809
University of Vermont Orchestra with Sowah Mensah
Conductor, Paul Gambill leads the UVM orchestra in a performance with Sowah Mensah for the world preimier of Sodzoleh, for African drum ensemble and Orchestra. The program also includes performances by piano soloist and UVM Concerto Competition winner Kayo Nagai, and works by Elgar, Grieg, and Marquez.
DVD 8363
University of Vermont's 207th commencement ceremony
DVD 8165
University of Vermont's convocation 2010 including speaker Firoozeh Dumas funny in Farsi.
Annual convocation exercises with guest speaker Firoozeh Dumas. With speeches from UVM professors and alumni, incoming freshmen are welcomed to the university. Keynote speaker, Firoozeh Dumas humorously discusses her book, experiences about education in America as an immigrant, and how she became a writer.
DVD 9028
University of Vermont's two-hundred and seventh commencement ceremony
DVD 8165
Unknown Chaplin the master at work /
Using countless reels of footage and outtakes Chaplin wanted destroyed, film archivists Kevin Brownlow and David Gill have meticulously crafted an essential and fascinating documentary homage to the silver screen legend.
DVD 9901
Unknown known /
Former United States Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld discusses his career in Washington, D.C. from his days as a congressman in the early 1960s to planning the invasion of Iraq in 2003.
DVD 10537
Unknown Odyssey of Polish jews
"This film tells the story of seven deportees, who in 1940 were sent to Gulag labor camps."--LogIn Productions website.
DVD 10577
Unknown pleasures
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
Unknown soldier
The crimes against humanity commited by the Nazi regime are often thought of as the work directed by leaders such as Himmler or Hitler. "Ordinary" German soldiers are not often seen as anything other than their pawns. Until now. Documents Germany's controversial Wehrmacht Exhibition, which for the first time ever reveals the personal letters, photographs and film footage implicating the common soldier of horrific acts.
DVD 5422
Unknown white male a true story /
The true story of how Doug Bruce, successful former stockbroker, loses his memory and struggles to learn who he was and who he will become.
DVD 5809
Unknown woman
Irena is a mysterious Ukrainian woman with a secret who works her way into the lives of an Italian, affluent young family. She stops at nothing to become the couple's trusted maid and beloved nanny to their fragile young daughter. But deep cracks underneath Irena's dedication soon become apparent as her horrific past and chilling obsession are revealed.
DVD 6743
Unlikely friendship
In July 1971, as the Southern city of Durham, N.C., struggled to cope with the racial upheaval of desegregation, community leaders gathered to discuss civic and school conditions. The 10-day meeting was co-chaired by Ann Atwater, an activist representing the Black community, and C.P. Ellis, who was one of the 10 Exalted Grand Cyclops of the Ku Klux Klan (KKK). By the end of the congress, Ellis had publicly destroyed his KKK membership card, and he and Atwater -- who had disliked him on sight -- had forged a friendship that endures to this day.
DVD 12042
Unlocking the cage science and the case for animal rights /
Follows animal rights lawyer Steven Wise in his unprecedented challenge to break down the legal wall that separates animals from humans. After thirty years of struggling with ineffective animal welfare laws, Steve and his legal team, the Nonhuman Rights Project (NhRP), are making history by filing the first lawsuits that seek to transform an animal from a thing with no rights to a person with legal protections. Supported by affidavits from primatologists around the world, Steve maintains that, based on scientific evidence, cognitively complex animals such as chimpanzees, whales, dolphins, and elephants have the capacity for limited personhood rights (such as bodily liberty) that would protect them from physical abuse. Using writs of habeas corpus (historically used to free humans from unlawful imprisonment), Wise argues on behalf of four captive chimpanzees in New York State. Unlocking the Cage captures a monumental shift in our culture, as the public and judicial system show increasing receptiveness to Steve's impassioned arguments. It is an intimate look at a lawsuit that could forever transform our legal system, and one man's lifelong quest to protect "nonhuman" animals.
DVD 12311
Unlocking the secrets of drawing faces
Learn to draw faces following two-hours instruction by Carrie Parks, an FBI trained composite artist.
DVD 6726
Unmanned : America's drone wars /
The film investigates the impact that U.S. drone strikes have across the globe. The film reveals the realities of drone warfare, the violation of international law, the loss of life, and the far-reaching implications for the communities that live under drones.
DVD 10423
Unmarried woman
Story of a woman rebuilding her life socially and emotionally, after her divorce.
DVD 5713
Unmatched
Unmatched (51 min.): No individual sports rivalry can boast the intensity and impact of the one between Chris Evert and Martina Navratilova. Fierce competitors, the two lifted each other to heights that each couldn't have reached without the other. On the court, their battles were fought hard. But even more remarkable is what happened off the court, as they formed a strong and lasting friendship, bonding them to this day. Pull up a chair and join an intimate one-on-one conversation between Chris and Martina. The house of Steinbrenner (51 min.): Two-time Oscar-winning filmmaker Barbara Kopple documents the historic final days at the old Yankee Stadium, the opening of the new stadium and the passage from the George Steinbrenner era to the Hal Steinbrenner era, culminating in the Yankees' 27th World Championship. Into the wind (51 min.): Three years after having his right leg amputated six inches above the knee, Terry Fox set out to spread awareness and raise funds for cancer research by running across Canada. Anonymous at the start of his journey, Fox steadily captured the heart of a nation with his marathon of hope. After 143 days and two-thirds of the way across Canada, Fox's journey came to an abrupt end when newly discovered tumors took over his body. Two-time NBA MVP Steve Nash shares Fox's incredible story of hope.
DVD 8432 v.9
Unmistaken child
Follows the 4-year-search for the reincarnation of Lama Konchog. The Dalai Lama charges the deceased monk's devoted disciple, Tenzin Zopa, to search for his master's reincarnation, a child who may be anywhere in the world. Includes featurettes.
DVD 7095
Unnatural causes is inequality making us sick? /
"UNNATURAL CAUSES sounds the alarm about the extent of our alarming socio-economic and racial inequities in health-and searches for their root causes. But those causes are not what we might expect...It turns out there's much more to our health than bad habits, health care or unlucky genes. The social conditions in which we are born, live and work profoundly affect our well-being and longevity."--Producer's website.
DVD 5412
Unnatural history of the Kakapo
This documentary film covers the history of the Kakapo parrot from before humans arrived in New Zealand to the present day. It also examines the conservation efforts that have brought the bird back from near extinction to the 124 birds alive today.
DVD 8539
Unplugged superstars
A compilation of the performances by some of music's biggest superstars from MTV Unplugged.
DVD 4473
Unprecedented the 2000 presidential election /
The riveting story about the battle for the presidency in Florida and the undermining of democracy in America. What emerges is a disturbing picture of an election marred by suspicious irregularities, electoral injustices, and sinister voter purges in a state governed by the winning candidate's brother.
DVD 9228
Unreasonable man
A look at the life and career of Ralph Nader, a consumer advocate and former presidential candidate.
DVD 5199
Unseen cinema : early American avant-garde film, 1894-1941 /
This seven-disc collection contains 155 avant-garde films, revealing hitherto unknown accomplishments of American filmmakers working in the United States and abroad from the invention of cinema until World War II. Offers an innovative and often controversial view of experimental film as a product of avant-garde artists, of professional directors and of amateur moviemakers working collectively and as individuals at all levels of film production.
DVD 6474
Unseen enemy /
"Unseen Enemy examines why in the 21st century we are experiencing a rash of diseases that were once only outbreaks but have now become full-blown epidemics. Moving across the globe, you'll meet our characters: doctors, disease detectives, everyday men and women. Every one of them has stepped into the horror of an epidemic and emerged deeply changed. Examining the recent epidemics of Ebola, Influenza, and Zika, Unseen Enemy makes it clear that epidemics bring out the best and worst of human behavior, and that their effect goes far beyond the terrible tolls of sickness and death."--Publisher website
DVD 12376
Unseen war on American family farms
The story of family farms who were providing healthy foods to their communities and were forced to stop by agents of government bureaucracies.
DVD 10371
Unser täglich Brot (Motion picture).
Welcome to the world of industrial food production and high-tech farming. Produced between October 2003 and October 2005 the film looks into the places where food is produced in European farms, greenhouses, processing plants and other places where crops and animals are cultivated and processed to become food for people. The images of food and animals treated as an industrial products are presented without comment.
DVD 4013
Unshamed claim to beauty in the face of invisibility
A documentary about a performance project that incubates and celebrates artists with disabilities, centralizing artists of color and queer and gender-variant artists as communities who have been historically marginalized. The performance work of Sins Invalid serves as an entryway into the absurdly taboo topic of sexuality and disability.
DVD 10365
Unsinkable Molly Brown
Molly, a poor, uneducated young woman, leaves her mountain cabin home in search of a rich husband and a better life. She finds both in Leadville Johnny Brown as she strikes it lucky and he strikes gold.
DVD 2915
Unslut a documentary film /
" Through interviews with many sexuality experts and advocates, Unslut: a documentary film explores the manifestations and often tragic results of "slut " shaming and sexual bullying in North America, offering immediate and long-term goals for personal, community-based, and institutional solutions."--container insert.
DVD 11260
Unslut (Motion picture : 2015)
" Through interviews with many sexuality experts and advocates, Unslut: a documentary film explores the manifestations and often tragic results of "slut " shaming and sexual bullying in North America, offering immediate and long-term goals for personal, community-based, and institutional solutions."--container insert.
DVD 11260
Unspeakable
(Producer) Examines the nature, history, and treatment of a speech impediment that affects about 1% of the world's population regardless of language, culture, class, or ethnicity. Attempts at curing it have been as frustrating as finding its cause. Director John Paskievich is a person who stutters. His stories and the stories of others in the film are poignant, funny, angry, and courageous.
DVD 4847
Unter Bauern : Retter in der Nacht Among peasants : saviors in the night /
Saviors in the night is the simple story of farmer Aschoff, his wife Maria, his daughter Anni and their friends and relatives and how they saved the lives of the Spiegel family.
DVD 7378
Untergang
Takes you into Hitler's bunker, in 1945, during the brutal and harrowing last days of the Third Reich. Seen through the eyes of Hitler's infamous secretary Traudl Junge, optimism crumbles into grim realization and terror as it becomes clear that Germany's defeat is inevitable. As the Russian army circles the city, the dimly lit halls of the underground refuge become an execution chamber for the Fuhrer and his closest advisors.
DVD 3823
Untertan The Kaiser's lackey /
This historical satire, based on Heinrich Mann's world-famous novel, Der Untertan, is ranked by film critics among the 100 Most Significant German Films of all time. In Mann's biting critique of conservative Wilhelmine Germany, written during WWI, Diederich Hessling, a weakling of the lower middle class, learns an important lesson for an ambitious man: one must first serve power to gain power for oneself. From then on, his modus operandi is to bow to superiors and kick underlings.
DVD 12312
Until the end of the world
In this futuristic 21st century adventure, an uneasy traveler is pursued by a killer, and a government that would do anything to acquire his invention. He and the woman who will do anything for his love, share an adventure that takes them around the world.
DVD 11176
Until the light takes us
"Until The Light Takes Us tells the story of black metal. Part music scene and part cultural uprising, black metal rose to worldwide notoriety in the mid-nineties when a rash of suicides, murders, and church burnings accompanied the explosive artistic growth and output of a music scene that would forever redefine what heavy metal is and what it stands for to other musicians, artists and music fans world-wide. The Film goes behind the highly sensationalized media reports of 'Satanists running amok in Europe' to examine the complex and largely misunderstood principles and beliefs that led to this rebellion against both Christianity and modern culture"--Container.
DVD 8895
Until when--
Set during the Intifada that began in 2000, the film follows the lives of four Palestinian families living in the Duhayshah Refugee Camp near Bethlehem.
DVD 7260
Untold history of people of aboriginal Moor & African descent
Traces the history of black America back to ancient African civilization, examining attempts by the white establishment in the U.S. to conceal this knowledge as a means of undermining African American identity. Presents theories of scholars and social commentators which comprise a history in which African Americans have been systematically oppressed as a people.
DVD 12116
Untold story
A documentary produced in Cuba celebrating the life and political career of Fidel Castro through archival footage, interviews with Castro and commentary by family, associates, former guerrilla fighters, politicians and historians. Castro is seen swimming with bodyguards in the ocean, visiting his childhood home and school, joking with his friend Nelson Mandela, meeting with Elian Gonzalez, and celebrating his birthday with the Buena Vista Social Club.
DVD 4664
Untold story of American superheroines
"A nuanced critique of gender and heroism in popular culture as well as a powerful dose of Vitamin F(eminism) for the undernourished. From the birth of the 1940s comic book heroine, Wonder Woman, to the blockbusters of today, Wonder Women! looks at how popular representations of powerful women often reflect society's anxieties about strong and healthy women. Wonder Women! reveals the complicated negotiations girls and women face as they attempt to achieve confidence, strength, and agency in a society often at odds with those goals. Yet it also inspires through its evocative images, upbeat soundtrack, and richly contextualized history of American superheroines--including the everyday wonder women and action girls in our midst."--Container.
DVD 9413
Untold story of Emmett Louis Till
The film that helped reopen one of history's most notorious cold case civil rights murders is the result of the director's 10-year journey to uncover the truth. In August, 1955, Mamie Till-Mobley of Chicago sent her only child, Emmett Louis Till, to visit relatives in the Mississippi Delta. Little did she know that only 8 days later, Emmett would be abducted from his Great-Uncle's home, brutally beaten and murdered for one of the oldest Southern taboos : whistling at a white woman in public. It was Beauchamp's nine years of investigation, summarized in the film, that was primarily responsible for the Justice Department reopening the case.
DVD 4294
Untold story of the black Pullman porter
This documentary discusses the struggle of Black Pullman porters to unionize, even though rebuked by white organized labor, and the eventual formation of the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters under A. Philip Randolph. Explores the impact of this group on the American civil rights movement.
DVD 8987
Untouchables
A fierce, larger-than-life depiction of the mob warlord who ruled Prohibition-era Chicago and the law enforcer who vowed to bring him down.
DVD 1252
Unvanquished
Follows the life of the poor Bengali country boy, Apu and his encounter with the school system in Benares and later with the intellectual life at the university in Calcutta.
DVD 2723
Unvoiced civilization
"In this program, Richard Meadow, of Harvard University; R.S. Bisht, of the Archaeological Survey of India; linguist Asko H.S. Parpola; and other experts investigate the language, customs, and beliefs of the inhabitants of Mohenjo-daro, Harappa, Dholavira, and Kalibangan. Satellite photos, maps, relics, and a 3-D computer re-creation of Dholavira and its water management system shed light on topics including the enigmatic Sarasvati River and Indus Valley links to Bahrain and faraway Mesopotamia."--Container.
DVD 2884
Unwanted cinema Unerwünschtes Kino : a documentary film /
"The film shows the exclusion of Jewish film makers after Hitler took power in Germany and how this led to an independent filmprodution in Vienna and Budapest from 1934 till 1937." --Container. Publisher description: In 1936, Henry Koster's first Hollywood film Three Smart Girls premiered. As Koster waited in the lobby of the movie theater, the Jewish émigré from Germany knew the film's success was literally a do-or-die situation. If the audience laughed, he figured he had a future in the U.S. If not, he would probably go back to Europe and be killed. After five minutes, hysterical laughter reached the lobby and Koster knew he had a career. For Koster and many Jewish filmmakers, actors, actresses, writers, directors and other creative talents, the rise of Hitler and the Nazi party first threatened their livelihoods and soon their lives. In 1934 the exclusion of Jewish filmmakers in Germany led to independent productions in Budapest and Vienna, the so-called "Unwanted Cinema" banned by the Nazis. As the Nazis invaded Hungary and Austria, many artists fled to the U.S. and hoped for a future in Hollywood. For Koster and other behind-the-camera talent, their heavy European accents were not a great hindrance. For some actors, though, the English language proved an insurmountable barrier. Unwanted Cinema profiles a number of Jewish artists who contributed to independent films produced in Vienna and Budapest between 1934 and 1937. The film follows them in subsequent years, as they sought refuge from the Nazi terror, both in Europe and the states. Some found great success, while others paid the ultimate price for being a Jew. In addition to Koster, the film focuses on Ernst Verebes, Otto Wallburg, Felix Joachimson (Jackson), Hans Jaray, Franziska Gaal, Rosy Barsony, Hortense Raky, Oskar Pilzer, and Zoltan Vidor. Featuring scenes from many films of the period, Unwanted Cinema also recounts the efforts of Hollywood producer Joseph Pasternak, who offered many of these men and women their best chance of survival.
DVD 6246
Unwanted woman
Searing tale about the struggles of women in modern-day Iran. Poor Sima puts up with her philandering and abusive husband, Ahmad. He is so blatant with his indiscretions that he asks Sima to cover for him when he plans a trip with his girlfriend Saba. In an Iran where unmarried couples can be arrested for fraternizing in public, Ahmad needs Sima to pretend that Saba is her cousin. Sima and the couple's young daughter accompany Ahmad and Saba on their trip - a humiliating situation for the devoted wife and mother. But, a surprising turn awaits the trio when they stop in a town where a man has just murdered his wife for her alleged affair.
DVD 4295
Unwrap the darkness, reveal the light
Documents the five-year journey initiated by filmmaker Velcrow Ripper in order to document humanity's ability to transform crisis into possibility. Ripper travels to the "ground zero's" of the world: Bhopal, India; the minefields of Cambodia; Bosnia; Hiroshima; Afghanistan; post-9/11 New York City; Israel and Palestine, documenting stories of survival and hope in the wake of disaster.
DVD 4497
Uomini contro Many wars ago /
"On the Italian/Austrian front during World War I, a disastrous Italian attack upon the Austrian positions leads to a mutiny among the decimated Italian troops"--IMDb.
DVD 11099
Uomini si nasce, poliziotti si muore
Antonio and Alfredo are part of a special Roman police squad and play by their own rules. They don't arrest their criminals, they kill them. They are on the hunt for Roberto Pasquini. High-powered motorcycles and helicopters add to the excitement of the chase.
DVD 11102
Uomini Uomini Uomini
This comedy follows six months in the lives of four middle-aged homosexual friends in a large Italian city.
DVD 1076
Up
Carl Fredericksen is a 78- year-old curmudgeon. He used to enjoy his modest life as a balloon seller when his adventure-loving wife Ellie was still alive. When she died, Carl was left with his memories and the awareness that they never made their dream journey to Paradise Falls in South America. When well-meaning officials consign Carl to Shady Oaks Retirement Home, he rigs thousands of helium balloons to his house and floats away. He discovers that Russell, a chubby Wilderness Explorer Scout has stowed away. In the tropical jungle, Carl and Russell find more than they bargained for. Charles Muntz is a crazed explorer whose newsreels once inspired Carl and Ellie; Kevin is an exotic bird with a weakness for chocolate; and Dug who is an endearingly golden retriever fitted with a voice box. More importantly, Carl and Russell discover they need each other.
DVD 7212
Up and down
The discovery of an abandoned child by two smugglers kicks into a gear a series of tragi-comic events.
DVD 6763
Up from slavery
Documents the history of slavery in America from colonial times to after the Civil War.
DVD 8610
Up from the bottoms the search for the american dream/
African-American residents of Muskegon, Michigan tell stories of migrating from the old south to the prosperous north during the war years and beyond. Includes commentary by civil rights activist Dick Gregory and Black Americana scholar Dr. Ben Wilson.
DVD 4879
Up in smoke
Part of a series examining the issue of globalization and its effect on ordinary people around the world. This segment looks at the country of Malawi in Southern African where tobacco is the major export crop, responsible for 70% of all export earnings. But dependence on tobacco crops and manipulation by the tobacco industry has stunted the economy of Malawi, and despite the diminished returns from tobacco growing, the government has increased the land under cultivation.
DVD 4984
Up in the air
Ryan Bingham is a corporate downsizing expert who flies all over the world on business. Just as he is on the cusp of reaching ten million frequent flyer miles, and meeting the frequent traveler woman of his dreams, his company grounds him. When Bingham goes on his last cross country firing expedition, he will learn that life isn't about the journey, but about the connections made along the way.
DVD 7316
Up series
In 1964 Michael Apted interviewed a group of seven year old children from diverse backgrounds from all over England, asking them about their lives and their dreams for the future. Every seven years, Apted has been back to talk to the same subjects.
DVD 3291
Up the Yangtze
Life surrounding the Yangtze is changing due to the Three Gorges Dam. Filmmaker Yung Chang goes on a farewell cruise that traverses the gargantuan waterway.
DVD 5847
Up to a certain point
This clever self-reflexive satire about the battle of the sexes in contemporary Cuba tells the story of an educated, liberal filmmaker who, in doing research for a film about the social problem of machismo in Cuban society, finds himself falling in love with the sexy, liberated Lina, a pioneering female dockworker.
DVD 10060
UPA the jolly frolics collection /
"[This three-disc set] includes 38 theatrical cartoons released from 1948 to 1959. Originally distributed by Columbia Pictures, the cartoon shorts produced by UPA (United Productions of America) were revolutionary, adopting the contemporary graphics of Modern design and offering non-traditional, provocative storytelling. Giving the animators at Disney, MGM and Warner Bros. a run for their money, UPA earned six nominations and three Academy Awards, and among their classic one-shot cartoons they adapted stories by James Thurber ("A Unicorn in the Garden") and Edgar Allan Poe ("The Tell-Tale Heart" narrated by James Mason). The studio tried to avoid repetition, but nevertheless presented two long-lasting characters in Gerald McBoing Boing (created by Dr. Seuss) and the near-sighted Mr. Magoo, whose first cartoon -- "Ragtime Bear" -- is also included in [collection]."--Container.
DVD 8923
Update on the kids from Camden keeping hopes and dreams alive /
Diane Sawyer updates viewers on three young people first introduced on the program in January 2007: 4 year-old Ivan Stevens, 17 year-old Billy Joe Marrero, and 6 year-old Andrieana "Moochie" Rodriguez, all from Camden, New Jersey, one of the poorest cities in the United States. Provides an update on the three after overwhelming response from viewers, which included financial donations to the children and their families.
DVD 6523
Uprising
"In January 2011, millions of Egyptians took to the streets in a spontaneous eruption against thirty years of oppression under the regime of Hosni Mubarak. Communicating via Facebook and Twitter, the largely peaceful protesters braved tear gas, eatings, and live bullets in the hope of facing down security forces and overthrowing the government. Over eight hundred lost their lives, and several thousand were arrested and tortured by security forces. "Uprising" provides a behind-the-scenes view of the Egyptian revolution from the perspective of its leadership and key organizers, their struggle for freedom against tremendous odds, their sacrifice, and the courage and ingenuity that allowed them to succeed." --Container.
DVD 10162
Uprising in Ukraine
Chronicles the uprising that toppled the government of Ukrainian president Victor Yanukovich and has since developed into an international crisis between Russia and the West.
DVD 11634
Upside down home
"Gerardo, Omar and Santos are teenagers living in low-income housing in Tijuana. In addition to their great friendship, they share a deep emptiness at home; their mothers work long days in texttile factories. In their own personal ways, the boys cope with monotony, loneliness, and the desire to thrive in a hostile environment. Upside Down Home explores their lives, hopes and frustrations, and inevitably raises question about the nature of 'development' and 'progress' in large contemporary cities. Theirs is a story about their youthful hopes and their disconnected realities of hardship."--Packaging.
DVD 12452
Upstream color
Kris is derailed from her life when she is drugged by a small-time thief. She is unknowingly drawn into the life cycle of a presence that permeates the microscopic world, moving to nematodes, plant life, livestock, and back again. Along the way, she finds another being-a familiar, who is equally consumed by the mysterious presence. The two search urgently for a place of safety within each other as they struggle to assemble the loose fragments of their wrecked lives.
DVD 10355
Urban desert
Documentary about urban growth and change in and around Phoenix, Arizona. Explores individual choices, the democratic process, and market forces and how they have affected growth, economic development, and quality of life. Includes original photography, historical footage, and interviews with citizens, local officials, and urban planners.
DVD 6994
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
Urban explorers into the darkness /
"'Urban Explorers: Into the Darkness' plunges into the world of urban exploration, a growing international subculture of adventure-seekers who explore and photograph places where most people would never dream of going. Documentary filmmaker Melody Gilbert ... follows Max Action, Shane, Katwoman, Mr. X, BHV-Fred, Slim Jim and Turbozutek as they infiltrate abandoned government sites, faded tourist attractions, aging lunatic asylums, sewers, drains, and even the forbidden Catacombs in Paris. Some do it for the thrill of being where they're not supposed to be and not knowing what lies ahead. Others do it to document history before these long-forgotten places are demolished. The bond they share is to explore an urban landscape that is largely unknown and almost completely unappreciated."--Container.
DVD 11219
Urban history
"Destroyed in a dramatic and highly publicized implosion, the Pruitt-Igoe public housing complex has become a widespread symbol of failure among architects, politicians and policy makers. The Pruitt-Igoe Myth explores the social, economic and legislative issues that led to the decline of conventional public housing in America, and the city centers in which the projects resided, while tracing personal and poignant narratives of those who lived in them."--Disc container.
DVD 9726
Urban Inuk
Qallunajatut follows the lives of three Inuit in Montreal over the course of one hot and humid summer. We first encounter Jayson Kunnuk and his friend Charlie Adams, who are homeless and on the streets of Montreal. In this urban jungle, they meet Pitsulala Lyta, an Inuk Outreach Worker for the Native Friendship Centre. Originally from Iqaluit, Pitsulala came to Montreal at age 17 and lived many years on the street, but has turned her life around and is now dedicated to helping homeless Inuit get their bearings in the city. Through their stories, the film explores the urbanization of the Inuit psyche, as Inuit move further and further away from a direct connection to the land that has sustained their culture for thousands of years.
DVD 5947
Urban legends
The Mythbusters explore urban legends, including if a penny dropped from a skyscraper could kill a pedestrian below, and if using a cell phone at the gas station could cause the pump to explode. "In each episode of this fascinating disc, Jamie Hyneman and Adam Savage, the MythBusters, set out to expose three urban legends. Can a penny dropped from a skyscraper kill a pedestrian walking below? Can a bullet made out of ice kill someone and then vanish without a trace? As special effects experts with over 30 years of experience, Jamie and Adam do all they can to answer these age-old questions." -- Back of container.
DVD 11674
Urban life under the caliphate
Although the first towns the Arabs founded during the expansion of Arabia were only vast campsites, it was not long before their temporary dwellings gave way to the magnificent signature architecture of Arabian culture. What was it like to live in the Arab cities of the Abbasid dynasty, grand oases of refinement and innovation? This program describes key centers of the Muslim town, including the mosque and the souk, and the roles of the prince, the doctors of the law, and the leaders of the various social groups in keeping order within the community.
DVD 2866
Urban odyssey /
"Chronicles three Boston teens and three suburban retirees during a year-long escapade in the great outdoors, merging the resources of the Mass. Audubon Society Nature Center and the Belmont Habitat. Together, this seemingly diverse group develops a joint project that fosters a sense of belonging, strengthens relationships between individuals and builds bridges across generations, inspiring their communities to get back to the great outdoors"--Container.
DVD 9856
Urban roots when everything collapses plant your field of dreams /
This film follows the urban farming phenomenon in Detroit. Urban roots is a timely, moving and inspiring film that speaks to a nation grappling with collapsed industrial towns and the need to forge a sustainable and prosperous future.
DVD 8199
Urban wisdom
In this program, Jacobs shares her insights into urban planning by tracing the progression of ideas in her books.
DVD 6212
Urbanized a documentary film /
The final documentary in Hustwit's design trilogy. Focuses on the design of cities, and features some of the world's foremost architects, planners, policymakers, and thinkers. Exploration of a diverse range of urban design projects in dozens of cities around the world frames a global discussion on the future of cities.
DVD 9708
Urgent cinema of Santiago Alvarez
A collection of films by Santiago Alvarez, who used newsreels as inspiration for his documentaries. Also includes a documentary about Alvarez himself.
DVD 9797
Urs al-jalil
The elder of a Palestinian village under Israeli military rule, wants permission to hold a traditional wedding for his son that will go past the imposed curfew. The Army commander agrees on the condition that he and his officers be invited as guests of honor at the cermony.
DVD 3524
U.S. vs John Lennon
The story of John Lennon's evolution from beloved Beatle to an outspoken artist and activist to iconic inspiration for peace, and how, in the midst of one of the most tumultuous times in American history, Lennon stood his ground, refused to be silenced and courageously won his battle with the U.S. Government.
DVD 5496
U.S. writers on the Old World competitions between the American and the European dream /
German-American/German studies and comparative literature scholar, Paul Michael Lützeler discusses the role memory, imagination, utopia, and ideology play on identity contructs of American writers and their relationship with Europe. Deconstructing the "American Dream," Lützeler examines the work of American writers in Europe throughout the 18th, 19th, and 20th centuries.
DVD 8685
USA Patriot Act and libraries
Discussion on the USA Patriot Act and Libraries. Peter Chase, Library Connection, Board of Directors President & George Christian, Library Connection, Executive Director talked about their experience in challenging a Federal Bureau of Investigation demand for library patron records. This program, titled "Gagged by the Government--Two Librarians Tell How They Resisted the USA PATRIOT Act," was the Vermont Library Association's biannual John Swan Intellectual Freedom Lecture.
DVD 4735
Used cars
Two feuding brothers try to drive each other out of the used car business. To add to the problems, one salesman (who is working as a used car salesman as training for his political career) ends up creating even more problems.
DVD 1207
Useless
The first section of the film presents images of workers in Guangdong factories as they cut, sew, and package garments. It also gives glimpses of workers breaking for lunch and visiting the infirmary for treatment. In the second section, it follows the success of a fashion house called Exception, run by Ma Ke. Her new clothing line Wu Yong (Inutile) consists of handmade coats and pants that are stiff and heavy, almost armor-like, and that flaunt their ties to work and nature. Ending this part with Ma's Paris show, the film moves back to China and the industrial wasteland of Fengyang, Shanxi. There it concentrates on home-based spinning and sewing. Neighborhood tailors patch up people's garments while the locals descend into the coalmines. A former tailor tells us that he gave up his work because large-scale clothes production rendered him useless.
DVD 10675
Ushpizin Guests /
A heartwarming and light hearted look at the daily lives of ultra-Orthodox Jews learning, living and loving in modern-day Israel. The story of a family facing hardships who must rely on their faith for miracles to happen during the holiday season.
DVD 4656
Usual suspects
Police investigating an exploded boat on a San Pedro pier discover 27 bodies and $91 million worth of drug money. The only survivors are a severely burned Hungarian terrorist and Roger Kint, a crippled con-man. Reluctantly, Kint is pressured into explaining what happened on the boat. His story begins six weeks earlier with five criminals being dragged in by New York police desparate for suspects in a truck highjacking, and ends with the possible identification of a criminal mastermind.
DVD 552
Utilitarianism
DVD 11050
Utomlennye solnt︠s︡em.
"The final part of Mikhalkov's trilogy about Divisional Commander Kotov finds him returning home during World War II having been betrayed, narrowly escaped execution for treason and nearly reduced to dust in a prison camp. Only to discover that everything has changed and he will have to fight again for his name, for his honor, and for his love."--IMDb.com.
DVD 11239
Utomlennye solnt︠s︡em 2 : Predstoi︠a︡nie = Burnt by the sun 2
"Burnt by the Sun 2: a Russian drama film directed by and starring Nikita Mikhalkov. It is the sequel to Mikhalkov's 1994 film Burnt by the Sun. In the end of the previous movie, Burnt by the Sun, the main protagonist general Kotov was executed by NKVD. But, according to the new movie, he was sent to a labor camp instead. As Nazi Germany invades Soviet Union, Kotov, along with his few surviving camp-fellows, is drafted to a penal military unit, to fight against invading Germans. Two sub-plots also deal with the adventures of Kotov's daughter Nadya and Kotov's nemesis Mitya"--Summary from Amazon.com (10/18/2010).
DVD 11211
Utomlennye solnt︠s︡em Burnt by the sun /
Nikita Mikhalkov directs and stars as Colonel S. Kotov, a hero of the Revolution, who is spending the summer in the country with his young daughter (Mikhalkov's real-life daughter), his wife and her eccentric family. But when his wife's childhood love suddenly appears, the idyllic summer day takes a surprising turn. A lyrical film filled with beauty and warmth, it is also an indelible account of a man dedicated to family and fatherland, cruelly destroyed by political paranoia.
DVD 2076
Utomlennye solnt︠s︡em dva
"Burnt by the Sun 2: a Russian drama film directed by and starring Nikita Mikhalkov. It is the sequel to Mikhalkov's 1994 film Burnt by the Sun. In the end of the previous movie, Burnt by the Sun, the main protagonist general Kotov was executed by NKVD. But, according to the new movie, he was sent to a labor camp instead. As Nazi Germany invades Soviet Union, Kotov, along with his few surviving camp-fellows, is drafted to a penal military unit, to fight against invading Germans. Two sub-plots also deal with the adventures of Kotov's daughter Nadya and Kotov's nemesis Mitya"--Summary from Amazon.com (10/18/2010).
DVD 11211
Utomlennye solnt︠s︡em dva
"The final part of Mikhalkov's trilogy about Divisional Commander Kotov finds him returning home during World War II having been betrayed, narrowly escaped execution for treason and nearly reduced to dust in a prison camp. Only to discover that everything has changed and he will have to fight again for his name, for his honor, and for his love."--IMDb.com.
DVD 11239
Utopia
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
Utopia that transcends borders
"What do Cairo, Tel Aviv, Beirut, Damascus and Aleppo have in common? In today's troubled world, these cities share a common heritage: that of classical Arab music. Filmmaker Florence Strauss sets out from Paris in search of the roots of this timeless art, while uncovering a hidden aspect of her own identity. This sensual road movie pays tribute to the musicians and poets who, through their art, perpetuate a part of Middle Eastern history. An ode to the blending of cultures, the film celebrates the generosity of a land once associated with the Garden of Eden. Linking people, music and place, it establishes a new kind of spatial-temporal unity: one of the last utopias. Between Two Notes is, above all, music from the heart that conveys the history of our humanity in all its complexity"--Container.
DVD 5171
Uvlechenʹi︠a︡ avocations /
"This Russian film, directed by Kira Muratova, charts two young women's bittersweet search for passion. Lilia and Violetta enter the world of horse racing for the love of the game, and while there, they meet jockeys who are fascinated with them. What takes precedence -- love or sports? They'll soon find out"--Netfilx.
DVD 3457
UVM Morgan horse farm home of the Morgan /
Dr. Donald Balch, Director of the UVM Morgan Horse Farm introduces the history and development of the Morgan horse and its unique relationship with the University of Vermont.
DVD 8826
UVM Orchestra with Sowah Mensah
Conductor, Paul Gambill leads the UVM orchestra in a performance with Sowah Mensah for the world preimier of Sodzoleh, for African drum ensemble and Orchestra. The program also includes performances by piano soloist and UVM Concerto Competition winner Kayo Nagai, and works by Elgar, Grieg, and Marquez.
DVD 8363
Uzak Distant /
When a successful photographer's wife leaves him, he falls into an existential crisis. His cousin from a small village comes to live with him to get a better job. The two are total opposites and have a hard time adjusting to each other's habits.
DVD 3510