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February 2012

Hello Faculty,


I wanted to announce the remodeling of our Film Viewing Room in the library. This room is located on the third floor of Thomas Cooper Library and it is where students can go to watch films that are placed on Reserve for their classes. We have 12 stations that include a 19" Vizio TV and a DVD/VCR player. The room is open to faculty, staff, and students to watch films in the library whenever Circulation is open. If you have any questions about placing films on Reserve for your class please feel free to contact me.



Ed Film new lab 




Contact Us:
   Amy Trepal
Amy Trepal
Manager - Educational Films
Room 317
Thomas Cooper Library 803-777-2858 
Featured Film:
Killer of Sheep

Killer of Sheep  

Includes Killer of Sheep (a masterpiece of African American filmmaking and one of the finest debuts in history) and My Brother's Wedding (a young man working at his parents' store tries to find himself). Bonus features are included. 


Film Suggestion?

If you know of a new film that you would like us to add to the collection please send me an e-mail  including the title, director, year, and any other information that will help in finding the film.

Educational Film Database:
Want to search what we already have? Visit the Educational Film Database and search our film collection in a variety of ways including title, language, or genre.


New films acquired during January 2012.

15 Films by Jodi Mack 


A compilation of 15 animated films by Jodie Mack, produced between 2003 and 2010.

The 300 Spartans 


In the 5th-century B.C., King Leonidas of Sparta has only his 300 bodyguards to stand with him against an invasion by the 60,000 men of the Persian army. Their heroic stand against the invasion gives the other Greek city-states time to organize a large fighting force and ultimately defeat the Persians.  

 Au Revoir Les Enfants   


Tells a heartbreaking story of friendship and devastating loss between two boys living in Nazi-occupied France. At a provincial Catholic boarding school, the precocious youths enjoy true camaraderie, until a secret is revealed. Based on events from writer-director Louis Malle's own childhood, the film is an observed tale of courage, cowardice and tragic awakening. French Language film  

The Baader Meinhof Complex 


Germany 1967: murderous bomb attacks, the threat of terrorism, and the fear of the enemy inside are rocking the very foundations of the still-fragile German democracy. The radicalized children of the Nazi generation, led by Andreas Baader, Ulrike Meinhof, and Gudrun Ensslin, are fighting a violent war against what they ... German Language film

Black Is... Black Ain't 


American culture has stereotyped black Americans for centuries. Equally devastating, the late Marlon Riggs argued, have been the definitions of "blackness" African Americans impose upon one another which contain ...  



An African prince stalks the city streets to satisfy his desire for blood. 

Breaking Bad : The Complete First Season  


After an unremarkable chemistry teacher learns he has terminal cancer, he turns to an exciting life of crime to provide for his loved ones.  

Color Adjustment 


An analysis of the portrayal of African-Americans on American television from 1948-1988. Argues that earlier images were outright racist, and that later images have been overly biased towards prosperous blacks.  



A thriller centered on the threat posed by a deadly disease and an international team of doctors contracted by the CDC to deal with the outbreak.  

The Creation of Italy 


This program details the onset of the Battle of Solferino, the intrigues before and after, the characters of Cavour and Garibaldi, the battle itself and its influence on the unification of Italy.

Ethnic Notions 


Takes viewers on a disturbing voyage through American history, tracing the evolution of the deeply rooted stereotypes that have fueled anti-Black prejudice. 

A Film Unfinished 


At the end of WWII, 60 minutes of raw film in an East German archive was discovered. Shot by the Nazis in Warsaw in May of 1942, the film became a resource for historians seeking an authentic record of the Warsaw Ghetto. ...

Food Stamped 


Presented is an informative and humorous documentary film following a couple as they attempt to eat a healthy, well-balanced diet on a food stamp budget. Through their adventures they consult with members of U.S. Congress, ...

From Mambo to Hip Hop 


Tells a story about the creative life of the South Bronx, beginning with the Puerto Rican migration and the adoption of Cuban rhythms to create the New York salsa sound; continuing with the fires that destroyed the neighborhood ...

Going to School 


A documentary film about empowering children with disabilities in Los Angeles.

Good Fences Good Fences


In the 1970s, Tom Spader is an attorney who is determined to end what he has dubbed "the colored man's losing streak." When his winning of a high-profile case thrusts him into the limelight, he decides to move his family out of their mixed lower-middle-class town and into the posh enclave of Greenwich, Connecticut. The upscale and uptight ...  

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Pt. 2 


In the epic finale, the battle between the good and evil forces of the wizarding world escalates into an all-out war. The stakes have never been higher and no one is safe. But it is Harry who may be called upon to make the ultimate sacrifice as he draws closer to the climactic showdown with Lord Voldemort. It all ends here.   

I Love Lucy : The Complete Sixth Season    


The redhead is up to some of her most hilarious shenanigans. Back home in New York, Ricky buys the nightclub, and renames it Club Babalu. The Ricardos and Mertzs take trips to Florida and Cuba, and then decide to move to rural Connecticut. We also meet Little Ricky, now a 5-year old drumming sensation, and a new set of Connecticut neighbors for the Ricardos.  

In Treatment : The First Season 


Paul is a therapist who exhibits great insight and confidence when treating his patients. But Paul suffers crippling insecurities and is counseled by his own therapist, Gina. Adding to his list of growing concerns, his wife Kate is ...  



If you live in a city with more than a hundred people in it, odds are you know all about graffiti. Infamy features interviews with six scene-leading graffiti artists: Claw, Earsnot, Enem, Jase, Saber, and Toomer, examining the culture ...



In 1994, having been released from his long imprisonment, Nelson Mandela is elected as the first president of post-apartheid South Africa. Racial tension runs high, even in the president's offices, and especially among the members of his half black, half Afrikaner security team. As hosts of the 1995 Rugby World Cup, South Africa's low ranked national team, the Springboks, have a berth ... 



Commander Agamemnon stands ready to launch his infamous thousand ships to retrieve the beautiful Helen of Troy. As the wind refuses to blow, a priest condemns him for sacrilege, and the powerful general is pressured to sacrifice his daughter to save the states. ...  Greek Language film  

James Baldwin: The Price of the Ticket 


Presents a look at the life and influence of author James Baldwin, at once a major twentieth century American author, a Civil Rights activist and, for two crucial decades, a prophetic voice calling Americans, Black and ...

Johnny Guitar  


Two business women in a frontier boomtown compete for property and power.  

Justified : The Complete First Season


Due to his old-school style, U.S. Marshal Raylan Givens is reassigned from Miami to his childhood home in the poor, rural coal-mining towns in Eastern Kentucky. Lawman Givens is a tough, soft-spoken gentleman who never gives an inch.  

The Kids Are All Right 


Nic and Jules are in a long term, committed, loving but by no means perfect relationship. Nic, a physician, needs to wield what she believes is control, whereas Jules, under that control, is less self-assured. They have two ... 

Killer of Sheep Killer of Sheep  


Includes Killer of Sheep (a masterpiece of African American filmmaking and one of the finest debuts in history) and My Brother's Wedding (a young man working at his parents' store tries to find himself). Bonus features are included.  

Lacombe LucienLacombe Lucien 


The story of a peasant boy in Vichy France, as he chooses between either becoming a Resistance member or a Gestapo recruit while becoming involved with a young Jewish girl. French Language film  

The Language You Cry In 


Traces the history of a burial song of the Mende people brought by slaves to the rice plantations of the Southeast coast of the United States over two hundred years ago, and preserved among the Gullah people there. In the 1930s ...

The Last Metro : Paris, 1942.  


Lucas Steiner is a Jew who feels compelled to leave the country in order to survive the German occupation during WWII. His wife Marion is an actress and a member of the Resistance who goes on to direct the theater for him. She tries to keep the theater alive by rehearsing a new play. ... French Language film  

Leave It To Beaver  : The Complete Second Season  


From building a boat to dealing with girls and bullies, there's nothing the Cleaver boys can't handle with a little luck and a lot of wholesome, homespun advice from mom and dad. 

Mad Men : Season One


In the glamorous and ego-driven world of advertising, everyone is selling something and nothing is ever what it seems. Set in 1960 New York, this series reveals the lives of the ruthlessly competitive men and women of Madison ... 

The Magic of Melies 


A collection of 15 early motion picture films by Georges Méliès for his Star Film Company. Also includes a documentary on the life and career of Méliès.  

Silent Film  

Malle, The Supplements 


Pierre Billard: Film critic and author of the biography Louis Malle: Le Rebelle Solitaire discusses the rebellious spirit behind Malle's most controversial films. Candice Bergen: Candice Bergen was married to Louis Malle for fifteen years. She discusses their relationship and the ... French Language film  



To win back his kingdom, Jason must enlist the help of Medea, a powerful sorceress. But when Jason scorns her for another woman, she unleashes a firestorm of revenge. Starring Maria Callas. Italian Language film  

Meet the Spartans 


The heroic Leonidas, armed with nothing but leather underwear and a cape, leads a ragtag group of 13 warriors to defend their homeland against the invading Persians, whose ranks include Ghost Rider, Rocky Balboa, the Transformers, and Paris Hilton.  

Murmur of the Heart 


Loosely based on the director's childhood, this film portrays a precocious fifteen-year-old boy as he journeys from childhood to adulthood, his story of sexual maturation, and the unorthodox relationship he has with his free-spirited mother. French Language film 

Nick & Norah's Infinite Playlist    


Nick knows exactly how long it has been since Tris broke up with him - three weeks, two days, and 23 hours. Now she is at his gig, with a new guy. Nick can't understand how she could have moved on so fast. But that night, Nick meets Norah. They have nothing in common except their taste in music. This begins the night of Nick, Norah and Manhattan. Now, this chance meeting turned into a crusade to ...



The most dangerous and exciting car race in the universe is held only once every five years. And that's tonight. The competitors are lined up at the starting block. In his vehicle, JP, the most daredevil driver on the circuit, is ready ...

The Road to Brown 


Presents the role of Charles Hamilton Houston in the cases which led to the landmark Supreme Court case of Brown vs. Board of Education. Gives a history of segregation, Jim Crow Laws, the NAACP and biographical information ... 

The Robe 


Marcellus Gallio, the Roman centurion charged with overseeing the crucifixion, wins Christ's robe in a gambling game at the foot of the cross, changing his life forever. 



A young woman with a history of drug abuse returns home after a 3-year prison sentence, to reconnect with her 5-year-old daughter while trying to adjust to the outside world once again. 

Street Dreams    

Sun Come Up 


Sun Come Up follows the relocation of some of the Carteret Islanders, a peaceful community living on a remote island chain in the South Pacific Ocean, and now, some of the world's first environmental refugees. When rising ...

Tales From the Script 


Screenwriters ranging from newcomers to living legends share their triumphs and hardships in a probing, insightful, and often hilarious odyssey through the world of movie storytelling. Celebrated scribes reveal the fascinating ...

These Amazing Shadows 


Tells the history and importance of the National Film Registry, a roll call of American cinema treasures that reflects the diversity of film, and the American experience itself.  

Tim Wise: On White Privilege 


In this spellbinding lecture, Tim Wise ... offers a unique, inside-out view of race and racism in America. Expertly overcoming the defensiveness that often surrounds these issues, Wise provides a non-confrontational explanation ...

Tiny Machines: The Feynman Lectures on Nanotechnology 


Tiny machines' is the defining lecture on designing and engineering at the molecular scale.     

Urban Roots 


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. 

The Vagabond Lover

The Vagabond Lover 


Young Rudy and his amateur musician chums visit the swank home of band leader Ted Grant. All Rudy wants to do is audition for Ted after his graduation from the Ted Grant mail order saxophone school. A zany series of events ...

Visions of Utopia: Experiments in Sustainable Culture 


Two-volume video documentary features profiles of seventeen diverse communities through interviews and from the perspective of members themselves, plus a history of 2500 years of shared living intentional communities.   

W.E.B. Du Bois: A Biography in Four Voices 


Four prominent African-American writers each narrate a period in the life of the sociologist and author W.E.B. Du Bois, and describe his impact on their work. They chronicle Du Bois' role as a founder of the NAACP, organizer of the ...

What's On Your Plate? 


A documentary about kids and food politics. Over the course of one year, the film follows two eleven year old multiracial city kids as they explore their place in the food chain. Includes three study modules, connected to the 64-page curriculum guide, entitled School food, Health + access, and local food.   

The Women    The Women


Mary Haines (Norma Shearer) loses her husband to ruthless Crystal Allen (Joan Crawford) who is aided and abetted by Sylvia Fowler (Rosalind Russell) whose own spouse has taken up with another woman. In Reno, in the throes of divorce, all wage war on one another.