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Films with: Glass, Philip

Anima mundi
A rare film experience that draws the viewer closer to the natural world and its species. Face to face encounters with creatures large and small reveal the breadth of this living world.
DVD 12078
Bent
Pursued and captured by the Nazis because he is gay, Max is placed in a concentration camp where he pretends to be Jewish to avoid even worse persecution. There he meets another gay prisoner and learns a life-altering lesson about human love. Renowned British stage director Sean Mathias directs Martin Sherman's "powerful and provocative" screenplay about one man's struggle to maintain his dignity while imprisoned in a Nazi concentration camp. Featuring exceptional performances by Lothaire Bluteau, Clive Owen, Brian Webber, Ian McKellen, and Mick Jaggar, Bent will "grab filmgoers by the heart" (Rex Reed)! Max is a handsome young man who, after a fateful tryst with a German soldier, is forced to run for his life. Pursued and captured, Max is placed in a concentration camp where he pretends to be Jewish, because in the eyes of the Nazis, gays are the lowest form of a human being. But it takes a forbidden relationship with an openly gay prisoner to teach Max that without the love of another, life is not worth living.--
DVD 3734
Brief history of time
Errol Morris (The Fog of War) turns his camera on one of the most fascinating men in the world: the pioneering astrophysicist Stephen Hawking, afflicted by a debilitating motor neuron disease that has left him without a voice or the use of his limbs. An adroitly crafted tale of personal adversity, professional triumph, and cosmological inquiry, Morris's documentary examines the way the collapse of Hawking's body has been accompanied by the untrammeled broadening of his imagination.
DVD 11413
Candyman
A search for dissertation material leads a graduate student to an old tale about a slave spirit said to haunt a notorious housing project.
DVD 5293
Composer's notes Philip Glass and the making of an opera /
This video is a film biography of the composer, Philip Glass, as he worked on the virtually simultaneous premieres of his opera Akhnaten in Stuttgart and Houston during 1985.
DVD 6335
Dracula the legacy collection /
Dracula: The vampire Count Dracula arrives in England and begins to prey upon the young and virtuous Mina. Dracula's daughter: A hypnotic woman steals the body of Count Dracula and bloodless corpses start appearing in London again. Son of Dracula: Carpathian Count Alucard is invited to the United States by a young and morbid heiress. House of Dracula: Dracula arrives at Dr. Edelman's office asking for a cure to his vampirism.
DVD 4254
Fog of war eleven lessons from the life of Robert S. McNamara /
The story of American politics and military policies as seen through the eyes of the former Secretary of Defense, under President Kennedy and President Johnson, Robert S. McNamara. McNamara is a controversial and influential political figure. He offers a candid journey through some of the most seminal events in contemporary American history. He offers insights into the 1945 fire bombing of Tokyo, the Cuban Missile Crisis, and the effects of the Vietnam War.
DVD 2991
Hours
In 1929, Virginia Woolf is starting to write her novel, 'Mrs. Dalloway, ' under the care of doctors and family. In 1951, Laura Brown is planning for her husband's birthday, but is preoccupied with reading Woolf's novel. In 2001, Clarrisa Vaughn is planning an award party for her friend, an author dying of AIDS. Taking place over one day, all three stories are interconnected with the novel: one is writing it, one is reading it, and one is living it.
DVD 2071
Illusionist
The acclaimed illusionist Eisenheim has not only captured the imaginations of all of Vienna, but also the interest of the ambitious Crown Prince Leopold. When Leopold's new fianceĢe rekindles a childhood fascination with Eisenheim, the Prince's interest evolves into obsession. Suddenly the city's Chief Inspector finds himself investigating a shocking crime. But even as the Inspector engages him in a dramatic challenge of wills, Eisenheim prepares for the most impressive illusion yet.
DVD 6366
Jane
Looks back at Jane Goodall's career as a primatologist, animal rights advocate, and environmental activist. Comprised of present-day interview segments with Goodall and archival footage of her work studying chimpanzees at Tanzania's Gombe National Park shot by Hugo van Lawick in the 1960s for National Geographic.
DVD 12661
Koyaanisqatsi Life out of balance /
Koyaanisqatsi is a Hopi Indian word meaning variously: crazy life, life in turmoil, life disintegrating, life out of balance (the subtitle for this film), and a state of life that calls for another way of life. Presented by Francis Ford Coppola, this creation of director Godfrey Reggio, cinematographer Ron Fricke, and composer Philip Glass seems to flash by your eyes but lingers in your mind.
DVD 1370
Leviafan Leviathan /
Kolya lives in a small fishing town near the stunning Barents Sea in Northern Russia. He owns an auto-repair shop that stands right next to the house where he lives with his young wife Lilya and his son Roma. The town's corrupt mayor is determined to take away his business, his house, and his land.
DVD 11069
Naqoyqatsi
"In this cinematic concert, the concluding film of the Qatsi Trilogy preceded by critically acclaimed Koyaanisqatsi ("Life Out of Balance"), and Powaqqatsi (Life in Transformation"), mesmerizing images reanimated from everyday reality, then visually altered with state-of-the-art digital techniques, chronicle the shift from a world organized by the principles of nature to one dominated by technology, the synthetic and the virtual. Extremes of intimacy and spectacle, tragedy and hope fuse in a tidal wave of visuals and music, giving rise to a unique artistic experience that reflects Reggio's vision of a brave new globalized world."--Container back cover.
DVD 3012
Philip Glass looking glass /
Composer Philip Glass talks about his beginnings, moving to Paris for two years of study, and meeting Indian musician Ravi Shankar and Robert Wilson.
DVD 5773
Powaqqatsi life in transformation /
"This film calls into question everything we think we know about contemporary society. By juxtaposing images of ancient cultures with those of modern life, Powaqqatsi masterfully portrays the human cost of progress."
DVD 1439
Transcendent man
Transcendent Man explores the theories of inventor, futurist, and best selling author Ray Kurzweil (The Singularity Is Near), who predicts that in the not-so-distant future, the science fiction behind The Terminator, Blade Runner, Total Recall, The Matrix, and I Robot will become science fact. The film follows Kurzweil as he journeys the world sharing his mind-bending vision of a future in which we merge with our computers.
DVD 11086
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