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It's Show Time !
March  2013

Hello Faculty,

 

We are getting close to the halfway point of the semester which is the time of the year where I finish off our budget for the fiscal year. If you have any films that you will need this spring or summer, please let me know now so that I can order them before March 22nd. Orders received after March 22nd will not be able to be purchased until the beginning of the next fiscal year.

 

I wanted to let you know that there is a possibility that the Educational Film Library will be moving to the other side of the 3rd Level where we would be more visible and closer to the elevators. If you have any thoughts on this please let me know.

 

Amy


Contact Us:
   Amy Trepal
Amy Trepal
Manager - Educational Films
Room 317
Thomas Cooper Library 803-777-2858
ajtrepa@mailbox.sc.edu 
 
Featured Film:
Mildred Pierce

Mildred Pierce 

 

An intimate portrait of a uniquely independent woman who finds herself newly divorced during the Depression years and struggles to carve out a new life for herself and her family. The story explores Mildred's unreasonable devotion to her insatiable daughter Veda, as well as the complex relationship she shares with the indolent men in her life, including her polo-playing lover Monty Beragon and ex-husband Bert Pierce.

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:
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  New films acquired during February 2013.

Beasts of the Southern Wild 

 

Hushpuppy is a six-year-old living in an isolated bayou community. When her father Wink becomes ill, she sets off for the outside world in an attempt to help him. The journey to save her father is delayed by a 'busted' universe .... 

Broken On All Sides 

 

More African Americans are under 'correctional' (prison) control today than were enslaved in 1850. Why? The movie explores mass incarceration across the U.S. and the intersection of race, poverty, and the criminal justice and penal systems.

Captain Abu Raed 

 

An airport janitor makes a big difference in the lives of the children in his poor neighborhood when they mistake him for an airplane pilot. Using his imagination to weave stories of the wonderful places he has visited around the world, a friendship develops as he brings hope to their otherwise grim home life. Arabic Dialogue

Casino Royale  Casino royale  

 

With two professional assassinations in quick succession, James Bond is quickly elevated to '00' status. Bond's first 007 mission takes him to Uganda where he is to spy on a terrorist, Mollaka. Not everything goes to plan and Bond decides to investigate, independently of MI6, in order to track down the rest of the terrorist cell.

 

Cutthroat Island 

 

Morgan Adams, the female captain of a pirate ship, is on a treasure hunt for millions of pounds of gold reportedly buried somewhere on Cutthroat Island. She and her uncles each hold sections of the map to the treasure. While Morgan...

The Displaced Person 

 

Portrays the difficulties of integration experienced by a Polish refugee who arrives with his family at a Georgia farm in the 1940's.

Doctor Who, The Complete Fourth Series  

 

Doctor Who  Doctor Who, The Complete Sixth Series

 

Time traveler Dr. Who, accompanied by Amy Pond and her husband Rory, save the world by fighting aliens and monsters. In their travels they meet another time traveler known as River Song, who has a mysterious relationship to Amy.

D.W. Griffith's Biograph Shorts 

 

The selection of motion pictures featured in this disc set traces D.W. Griffith's rapid development as a filmmaker during his five years stint at the Biograph Company.

Game Change Game change  

 

Game Change is a searing, behind-the-scenes look at John McCain's 2008 presidential campaign, from the decision to select Alaska Governor Sarah Palin as McCain's running mate to the ticket's ultimate defeat in the general election just sixty days later. Told primarily through the eyes of senior McCain strategist Steve Schmidt, who originally championed Palin and later came to regret the choice.

The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest 

 

Two seriously injured people arrive at the emergency ward of the Sahlgrensa hospital in Gothenburg. Lisbeth Salander has a bullet in her head and needs immediate surgery, while Alexander Zalachenko has been attacked ... Swedish Dialogue

The Girl Who Played with Fire 

 

In this second film based on Larsson's Millennium trilogy, Mikael Blomkvist's journalistic protégé and his activist girlfriend are delving into a sex-trafficking ring whose patrons who are highly placed in the political establishment. Swedish Dialogue

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo 

  

Forty years ago, Harriet Vanger disappeared from a family gathering on the island owned and inhabited by the powerful Vanger clan. Her body was never found and her beloved uncle is convinced she was murdered, ... Swedish Dialogue

Golden compass

The Golden Compass

 

In a wondrous parallel world where witches soar the skies and Ice Bears rule the frozen North, one special girl is destined to hold the fate of the universe in her hands. When Lyra Belacqua becomes the keeper of the Golden Compass, she discovers that her world and all those beyond are threatened by the secret plans of Ms. Coulter. ...

Grey Gardens 

 

Based on the life stories Edith "Big Edie" Bouvier Beale and her daughter, Edith "Little Edie" Bouvier Beale who are the eccentric aunt and first cousin of Jackie Onassis. They were raised as Park Avenue débutantes, but withdrew ...

He Said, She Said 

 

Live video presentation of Deborah Tannen's seminal contributions to the understanding of gender, language and communication. Produced, edited and paced for curricular use in communication, linguistics, psychology, sociology and other social sciences classes.

In Tahrir Square 

 

Shot in the center of Egypt's Tahrir Square from the beginning of the battles to the climax of the celebration, 'In Tahrir Square - 18 Days of Egypt's Unfinished Revolution' helps audiences experience first-hand the people-powered revolt that brought down a dictator and changed Egypt forever.

Islam & America: Through the Eyes of Imran Khan 

 

Imran Khan travels through Pakistan to survey the sources of resentment of ordinary people toward the United States. Although most Muslims condemned the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, many Muslims in Pakistan ...

Language & Mind 

 

Noam Chomsky, noted professor of linguistics, presents a 50-minute lecture on the nature of language, the acquisition of language, the study of language and the inner complex mechanisms of the mind and brain.

Let the Right One In 

 

12-year-old Oscar is a fragile and bullied boy who finds love and revenge when he meets Eli. Eli is a beautiful but peculiar girl he befriends. She has moved into his building. Oscar does not know that she is a vampire. When strange ... Swedish Dialogue

Luther  

  Luther

A self-destructive near-genius, Luther might just be as dangerous as the depraved criminals he hunts. Luther follows his own moral code as much as the rules of criminal law. But he quickly becomes locked in a lethal battle of wits with Alicea, a beautiful, highly intelligent mass murderer, and his decision-making process becomes increasingly murky. Luther's lonely path pulls him towards the very edge of temptation.

Mildred Pierce Mildred Pierce 

 

An intimate portrait of a uniquely independent woman who finds herself newly divorced during the Depression years and struggles to carve out a new life for herself and her family. The story explores Mildred's unreasonable devotion to her insatiable daughter Veda, as well as the complex relationship she shares with the indolent men in her life, including her polo-playing lover Monty Beragon and ex-husband Bert Pierce.

Once Upon a Time in Anatolia   

  Once upon

In the dead of night, a group of men--among them, a police commissioner, a prosecutor, a doctor and a murder suspect--drive through the Anatolian countryside, the serpentine roads and rolling hills lit only by the headlights of the cars. They are searching for a corpse, the victim of a brutal murder. The suspect, who claims he was drunk, can't remember where he buried the body. As night wears on, details about the murder emerge, ...

The People vs George Lucas 

 

They gave him their love, their money, and their online parodies. He gave them the prequels. The passion the original Star wars trilogy inspires in its fans is unparalleled, but when it comes to George Lucas himself, many have found ...

Phone Booth 

 

A self-centered New York City publicist suddenly finds himself on the deadly end of a high-powered rifle scope. Now it's a real-time race against the clock as [he] must outwit a psychotic sniper in a frantic scramble from phone booth to freedom

The Pruitt-Igoe Myth 

 

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, ...

Return to Hansala 

 

17 bodies are found washed up along the shore in Algeciras, Spain. There is no doubt that they have come from Africa but the question remains: who are they? When funeral home director Martin is called to the scene, he finds ...

Spanish Dialogue 

Roots of Love 

 

Told through the stories of six different men ranging in age from fourteen to eighty-six, Roots of Love documents the changing significance of hair and the turban among Sikhs in India. 

A Soul Haunted By Painting 

 

In the late 1920s, a woman painter specializing in nude painting returns from France to China to teach her skills but finds that the art form is being heavily condemned by the general public and the government. In dismay, she leaves her husband several years later and returns to France to pursue her career. Mandarin Dialogue

Titanic 

 

A timeless love story born of tragedy that created an international phenomenon. This epic masterpiece is destined to sweep audiences anew into the journey of a lifetime.

Too BiToo big to failg to Fail 

   

Offers an intimate look at the epochal financial crisis of 2008 and the powerful men and women who decided the fate of the world's economy in a matter of a few weeks. Centering on Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson, the film goes behind closed doors to examine the symbiotic relationship between Wall Street and Washington.

We Still Live Here 

 

The Wampanoag nation of southeastern Massachusetts ensured the survival of the Pilgrims in New England, and lived to regret it. This film tells the story of the return of the Wampanoag language, the first time a language ....

What Did I Do to Deserve This? 

 

An absurd black comedy that centers on Gloria, a very resourceful working-class housewife and cleaning woman in Madrid, who is hooked on amphetamines and must contend with her crazy family. Spanish Dialogue

 You Don't Know Jack You don't know Jack  

 

In the late 1980s, 61-year-old former pathologist Dr. Jack Kevorkian launched a crusade to provide what he considered a humane and dignified option for the terminally ill--assisted suicide. Aided by his loyal friend Neal Nicol, and his older sister Margo Janus, Kevorkian begins offering his "death counseling" services to a grateful and burgeoning clientele. He earns the support of Hemlock Society activist ....