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November 2013
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500 Years of Social Dance - Volume One features dance forms, period costumes and dance music from the 15th through 19th centuries from the courts of Italy, France, England and the grand ballrooms of America. Volume Two features dance forms, period costumes and dance music from twentieth century America from the "animal dances" of the 1910's through the hip hop of the 1990's.


Flock of Dodos: The Evolution- Intelligent Design Circus - A humorous look at the debate between proponents of biological evolution & adherents of intelligent design, focusing especially on legal opinions about the issue.


Islam: Empire of Faith - Documents the rise and growth of Islam throughout the world, from the birth of Prophet Muhammad in the 6th century through the peak of the Ottoman Empire 1000 years later. Discusses the impact of Islamic civilization on world history and culture.


A Question of Color - This program examines the issue of color consciousness within the Black community. This film explores a caste system based on how closely skin color, hair texture and facial features conform to a European ideal. A variety of African Americans give their experiences and attitudes towards the question of color.

Newly Acquired Films

9 to 5


Three secretaries live every female worker's dream after discovering they share the same resentment towards their sexist boss.



A widow for ten years, Anna is looking forward to getting remarried when a mysterious boy appears claiming to be the reincarnation of her late husband.

Bonnie & Clyde


A mixture of comedy and brutal violence, this film is based on the exploits of the notorious American outlaws of the 1930s, Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow.

Brooklyn Matters  


Exposes how, in one community, powerful real estate interests and politicians collaborate to circumvent local laws, seize private property through eminent domain, manipulate public participation and racial politics to push forward what could become the densest development in the United States.



The plot is a labyrinth of successive revelations having to do with Los Angeles water reserves, land rights, fraud and intra-family hanky-panky, climaxing in Los Angeles's Chinatown on a street that seems no more mysterious than Flatbush Avenue

The Dark Knight


With the help of Lieutenant Jim Gordon and District Attorney Harvey Dent, Batman raises the stakes on his war on crime and sets out to dismantle the remaining criminal organizations that plague the city streets. ... 

Elizabethan Weaponry for Stage and Screen


Provides the basis for a ten-week training course in combat techniques. Extensive use of slow motion and stop action allows for careful analysis of movement, emphasizing safety techniques and realism. Introduces fight choreography and a practical notation system.

Enlightenment Guaranteed


Two brothers heading to a Zen monastery to find enlightenment have a series of comic misadventures.

Gaining Ground


A follow-up to the award-winning documentary Holding Ground (1996), shows how one diverse Boston neighborhood has stemmed the tide against enormous odds. In the midst of the economic meltdown, ...

The Garden 


The fourteen-acre community garden at 41st and Alameda in South Central Los Angeles is the largest of its kind in the United States. Started as a form of healing after the devastating L.A. riots in 1992, the South Central Farmers have since created a miracle ... 

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 ... 

Swedish-language version ; dubbed English version

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,  ...



The story of the brave Indian soldiers who defended India against the Chinese aggression in Ladakh on the borders of India and China.  Hindi language 

I Heart Huckabees


Kindhearted, but confused activist Andrew Markovski hires a pair of eccentric 'existential detectives' to help him find the meaning of life. All the while, a sexy, French author is trying to throw a wrench in their plan by seducing Andrew's mind and body.



A man-eating shark causes havoc off the Long Island coast and three men join together to hunt and destroy it.

Jurassic Park Trilogy

Jurassic Park: Scientists develop a means of bringing dinosaurs to life using DNA taken from dinosaur blood, which has been preserved inside insects encased in amber.

Lost world, Jurassic Park: Four years after the failure of Jurassic Park on Isla Nublar, it is revealed that there was another island ("Site B") on which dinosaurs were bred before being transported to Isla Nublar.

Jurassic Park III: Eight years after the InGen incident, Dr. Grant is happy with his life far from any dinosaurs other than the fossilized ones. Unfortunately, he is extremely short in research money, and therefore accepts the offer from a wealthy businessman.

Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring


In ancient times the Rings of Power were crafted by the Elven-smiths, and Sauron, the Dark Lord, forged the One Ring, filling it with his own power so that he could rule all others. But the One Ring was taken from him, ...


In a period of several days, Katharina's privacy and her honor are destroyed, first by the police who terrorize her, and then by the yellow press, which creates in her name the image of a politicized Bonnie Parker. German language 

The Lost Reels of Pancho Villa


"Intrigued by the legendary Mexican military leader Pancho Villa's little-known relationship with Hollywood, filmmaker and sleuth Gregorio Rocha goes on a search for lost footage that Villa commissioned from the American Mutual Film Company in 1914, ...

Medieval Weaponry for Stage and Screen

Provides the basis for a ten-week training course in combat techniques. Extensive use of slow motion and stop action allows for careful analysis of movement, emphasizing safety techniques and realism. Introduces fight choreography and a practical notation system.

Monsoon Wedding


When one family reunites for an unexpected wedding, sparks fly as love, lust, and secrets are revealed.

Paraiso for Sale


Documentary film depicting the struggles of local Bocas del Toro residents against land displacement by the escalating development of real estate housing for the growing population of American settlers.

Pulp Fiction


Clever, dark film that tells 4 separate stories that are gradually brought together. Involved are two low-rent hit men, their boss and his sexy wife, a prizefighter and a pair of desperate robbers.

Russia, Land of the Tsars


From the first settlement of Russe Vikings to the brutal murder of Tsar Nicholas II and his family. This epic program encompasses nearly a thousand years of despair and rebellion, innovation and conflict. Explores the tumultuous ...



In the majestic setting of the Himalayas, the brilliant young monk Tashi returns to the world after three years of solitary meditation in a remote hermitage. At a harvest festival he meets the beautiful Pema, and chooses to quit monastic life for the challenges and wonders of the wider world.  Tibetan language 

Sheer Madness


Chronicles the friendship between two very different women. One is a lecturer in literature and separated from her stage director husband, and the other is the shy wife of a well-known peace expert. As the two women become closer, their husbands become annoyed at their own loss.  German language 



A young man's spiritual odyssey, filmed on location in Rishikesh and Bharatpur, and based on Hesse's novella.

Sound of Music


Maria is a spirited young woman who leaves the convent to bring love and music to Austrian widower Captain von Trapp and his seven children.

Stori Tumbuna: Ancestors' Stories


"In 2001 Paul Wolffram, a cultural researcher, travelled to one of the most isolated and unique corners of the earth. He eventually spent over two years living and working among the Lak people in the rainforest of Papua New Guinea. As his relationships ...

Taxi Driver


A New York cab driver is driven to obsession when he attempts to save a teenage prostitute and embarks on a violent rampage against a world of filth and corruption.

Unarmed Combat for Stage and Screen


Provides the basis for a ten-week training course in combat techniques. Extensive use of slow motion and stop action allows for careful analysis of movement, emphasizing safety techniques and realism. Introduces fight choreography and a practical notation system.

Amy Trepal

Manager - Educational Films
Room 302, TCL
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