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|3/13/2012 12:34:45||CHIN-0102||The Spirit of Master Wong||王者之风||Mandarin, Cantonese||Chinese||?||can't tell||The end of the Qing Dynasty: the 8 western imperial powers have consumed China, and their martial arts Lion Dancing teams challenge the Chinese to a dance-off. In order to protect their sovereignty and dignity, the Qing Dynasty turns to "China's Lion Dance Master" from Fo Shan, in Guang dong. His name is Wang Fei Hong. Wang will face the battle of his life, as a national hero, in more than just the lion dance.||Terry|
|3/8/2012 17:34:46||CHIN-0104||The Killer||碟血双雄||Chinese||Chinese||All||can't tell||When assassin Xiao Zhang is given job of killing a mob boss, and in the process blinds a beautiful singer, his guilt causes him to forgo the assassin's life, and to help her regain her eyesight. But the surgery is expensive, and Xiao Zhuang doesn't have the money, so he must once again, take the up the role of Assassin. But when Xiao Zhuang tries to collect the bounty on the head of a powerful mob boss, and runs up against a down-on-his-luck police man, the bullets will fly...||Terry|
|3/8/2012 17:46:03||CHIN-0105||Return of the Dragon||猛龍過江||Chinese||Chinese||All||can't tell||Tang Long (Bruce Lee) travels to Europe in order to help an old female acquaintance protect her restaurant, while at the same time, evil forces try to have the restaurant removed, dispatching foreign thugs to complicate matters. When Tang arrives, he beats the snot out of the thugs, prompting the evil forces to attack him. Tang, with his unstoppable Chinese Kung-fu powers, begins a conflict with the evil forces that can only end in a deadly show-down.||Terry|
|3/13/2012 12:25:06||CHIN-0106||Enter The Dragon||龙争虎斗||Chinese, English||Chinese||All||can't tell||Enter The Dragon takes Lee to the island fortress of a criminal warlord called Han, whose martial arts academy covers up opium-smuggling and prostitution activities. The avenge the death of his sister, Lee infiltrates the stronghold and enters Han's brutal martial arts tournament- a breathtaking visual feast of competitions fusing skills in kung fu, karate, tae kwon do, escrima, and hap ki do, staged by Lee himself. Special edition includes a reformatted soundtrack plus footage unseen for decades including Lee's monk scene and the now legendary nunchaku sccene.||Terry|
|3/13/2012 12:42:21||CHIN-0120||What Time Is It There||What Time Is It There?||Mandarin, Taiwanese, French||English||All||can't tell||A Bizarre love story about Hisao Kang, who sells watches in hte streets of Taipei for a living. A few days after his father's death, he Shiang-chyi, a young woman who leaves for paris the very next day. She persuades him to sell her his own watch, which has two dials, so that she can keep Taipei time as well as local time, on her upcoming trip. Troubled by the behavior of his mother who prays constantly for the return of her late husband's spirit, Hisao Kang takes refuge in the memory of his brief encounter with Shiang-chyi. In an effort to bridge the miles between them, he runs around setting all the watches and clocks in Taipei to Paris time. Meanwhile, in Paris, Shiang-chyi confronts events that seems to be mysteriously connected with Hsiao Kang.||Terry|
|3/13/2012 12:38:37||CHIN-0122||Shaolin Soccer||少林足球||Cantonese, Mandarin||Traditional, Simplified Chinese, English||all||NTSC||Sing, a former shaolin monk, is recruited by disgraced soccer player Fung, to win the national soccer championship, using his shaolin kicking power. Along the way, he recruits his Shaolin brethren, each with their own respective powers. With Fung as their coach, the team's true potential is unleashed--- but the Evil team has their own tricks up their sleeve, and is determined to win...||Terry|
|2/16/2012 15:02:37||FREN-0057||Vatel||Vatel||English||English||1||NTSC||In 1671, with war brewing with Holland, a penniless prince invites Louis XIV to three days of festivities at a chateau in Chantilly. The prince wants a commission as a general, so the extravagances are to impress the king. In charge of all is the steward, Vatel, a man of honor, talent, and low birth. The prince is craven in his longing for stature: no task is too menial or dishonorable for him to give Vatel. While Vatel tries to sustain dignity, he finds himself attracted to Anne de Montausier, the king's newest mistress. In Vatel, she finds someone who's authentic, living out his principles within the casual cruelties of court politics. Can the two of them escape unscathed?|
|2/16/2012 14:57:26||FREN-0058||Life through Rose-Colored Glasses||La Vie en Rose||French||English, French, Spanish||1||can't tell||An un-chronological look at the life of the Little Sparrow, Édith Piaf (1915-1963). Her mother is an alcoholic street singer, her father a circus performer, her paternal grandmother a madam. During childhood she lives with each of them. At 20, she's a street singer discovered by a club owner who's soon murdered, coached by a musician who brings her to concert halls, and then quickly famous. Constant companions are alcohol and heartache. The tragedies of her love affair with Marcel Cerdan and the death of her only child belie the words of one of her signature songs, "Non, je ne regrette rien." The back and forth nature of the narrative suggests the patterns of memory and association.||Spike Enzweiler|
|2/16/2012 15:18:05||FREN-0062||Paris, I Love You||Paris, je t'aime||English||English, Spanish||Unknown||can't tell||Paris, je t'aime is about the plurality of cinema in one mythic location: Paris, the City of Love. Twenty filmmakers have five minutes each; the audience must weave a single narrative out of twenty moments. The 20 moments are fused by transitional interstitial sequences and also via the introduction and epilogue. Each transition begins with the last shot of the previous film and ends with the first shot of the following film, extending the enchantment and the emotion of the previous segment, preparing the audience for a surprise, and providing a cohesive atmosphere. There's a reappearing mysterious character who is a witness to the Parisian life. A common theme of Paris and love fuses all.|
|2/16/2012 14:51:57||FREN-0063||The Power of Love||Le Pouvoir de l'Amour||French||English||Region Free||NTSC||A ballet-héroïque by Joseph-Nicolas-Panerace Royer, written in 1743. Recorded live at Finney Chapel, Oberlin (February 8 and 9, 2002) by the Oberlin Conservatory of Music.||Spike Enzweiler|
|2/16/2012 14:46:29||GERM-0021||The Simpsons: Risky Business||Die Simpsons: Lockere Geschäfte||English, German, French, Italian, Spanish||English, Dutch, French, Italian, Spanish, German||2||PAL||This DVD features four Simpsons episodes. In "Todesfalle zu Verkaufen" ("Reality Bites"), Marge starts working as a real estate agent and sells Ned Flanders a house in which someone was murdered. In "Butler bei Burns" ("Homer the Smithers"), Homer becomes Mr. Burns's butler and ends up unintentionally winning his heart. In "Homer der Weltraumheld" ("Deep Space Homer"), the title character gets recruited by NASA to make its astronauts appeal to vulgar folk. "Marge muss jobben" ("Marge Gets a Job") features the Simpsons' mother as the object of Mr. Burns's affection.||Spike Enzweiler|
|3/9/2012 14:30:41||JAPN-0037||My Neighbor Totoro||となりのトトロ, Tonari no Totoro||Chinese, Japanese||English, Chinese, Japanese||3||NTSC||Directed by Hayao Miyazaki. 86 min. 1988|
Two young girls, Satsuke and her younger sister Mei, move into a house in the country with their father to be closer to their hospitalized mother. Satsuke and Mei discover that the nearby forest is inhabited by magical creatures called Totoros (pronounced toe-toe-ro). They soon befriend these Totoros, and have several magical adventures.
|3/5/2012 14:22:03||JAPN-0038||Kiki's Delivery Service||魔女の宅急便, Majo no Takkyūbin||English, Japanese, Chines||English, Japanese, Chinese||3||NTSC||Directed by Hayao Miyazaki. 1989. |
A young witch, on her mandatory year of independent life, finds fitting into a new community difficult while she supports herself by running an air courier service.
|3/5/2012 14:19:42||JAPN-0039||Only Yesterda||Omohide poro poro||Japanese, Chinese||Japanese, English, Chinese||3||NTSC||Studio Ghibli. 1991.|
A 27-year-old office worker travels to the countryside while reminiscing about her childhood in Tôkyô.
|3/9/2012 14:35:54||JAPN-0040||Porco Rosso||紅の豚, Kurenai no Buta||English, Japanese, Chinese||English, Japanese, Chinese||3||NTSC||Directed by Hayao Miyazaki. 1992. 94 min. |
In Early 1930's era Italy air pirates, bounty hunters and high fliers of all sorts rule the skies. The most cunning and skilled of these pilots is Porco Rosso. A former Ace, he now makes a living flying contract jobs, such as rescuing those kidnapped by air pirates. Donald Curtis, Porco's rival in the air and in catching the affections of women, provides a constant challenge to the hero, culminating in a hilarious, action packed finale.
|3/9/2012 14:33:09||JAPN-0041||Princess Mononoke||もののけ姫, Mononoke-hime||English, Japanese, Chinese||English, Japanese, Chinese||3||NTSC||Directed by Hayao Miyazaki. 134 min. |
While protecting his village from rampaging boar-god/demon, a confident young warrior, Ashitaka, is stricken by a deadly curse. To save his life, he must journey to the forests of the west. Once there, he's embroiled in a fierce campaign that humans were waging on the forest. The ambitious Lady Eboshi and her loyal clan use their guns against the gods of the forest and a brave young woman, Princess Mononoke, who was raised by a wolf-god. Ashitaka sees the good in both sides and tries to stem the flood of blood. This is met be animosity by both sides as they each see him as supporting the enemy.
|3/9/2012 14:25:36||JAPN-0043||The Cat Returns||猫の恩返し, Neko no Ongaeshi||Chinese, Japanese||Chinese, Japanese, English||3||NTSC||Studio Ghibli. |
Haru, a schoolgirl bored by her ordinary routine, saves the life of an unusual cat, and suddenly her world is transformed beyond anything she ever imagined. The Cat King rewards her good deed with a flurry of presents, including a very shocking proposal of marriage to his son!
Haru embarks on an unexpected journey to the Kingdom of Cats where her eyes are opened to a whole other world and her destiny is uncertain. To change her fate she'll need to learn to believe in herself and, in the process, she will learn to appreciate her everyday life.
|3/16/2012 14:11:33||JAPN-0070||Ikiru, To Live||Ikiru, 生きる||Japanese||English||1||NTSC||143 min. 1952. Black and White. Directed by Akira Kurosawa.|
Takashi Shimura portrays Kanji Watanabe, an aging bureaucrat with stomach cancer forced to strip the veneer from his existence and find meaning in his final days. Told in two parts, Ikiru offers Watanabe's quest in the present, and then through a series of flashbacks. The result is a multifaceted look at a life through a prism of perspectives, resulting in the full portrait of a misunderstood man.
Disc 2 contains a documentary featuring interviews with the director.
|3/16/2012 13:56:10||JAPN-0071||Tokyo Story||Tôkyô monogatari||Japanese||English||1||NTSC||136 min. 1952. Directed by Yasujiro Ozu|
Tokyo Story follows an aging couple, Tomi and Shukichi, on their journey from their rural village to visit their two married children in bustling postwar Tokyo. Their reception, however, is disappointing: too busy to entertain them, their children send them off to the hot springs. After Tomi falls ill, she and Shukichi return home; the children, grief-stricken, hasten to be with her. From a simple tale unfolds one of the greatest of all Japanese films.
|3/16/2012 14:06:50||JAPN-0073||Maborosi - A Trick of the Light||Maboroshi no Hikari||Japan||English||?, probably 1||can't tell||110 min. 1998. Directed by Kore-eda Hirokazu.|
Acclaimed as one of the finest Japanese films of the decade, Maborosi is a story of great love, inexplicable loss, and at last, hope and regeneration. Haunted by the mysterious loss of her grandmother many years ago, a beautiful young mother struggles to come to terms with the sudden loss of her husband. Yumiko remarries and with her young son moves to her new husband's home in a remote village on the wild, untamed Sea of Japan. There, with time, she awakens to find love, understanding, happiness, and a sense of peace.
|3/5/2012 14:03:42||JAPN-0074||Kikujiro||Kikujirō no Natsu||Japanese||English, French, Spanish||1||can't tell||PG-13. 116 min.|
Brash, loudmouthed and opportunistic, Kikujiro hardly seems the ideal companion for little Masao who is determined to travel long distances to see the mother he has never met. Their excursion to the cycle races is the first of a series of adventures for the unlikely pair which soon turns out to be a whimsical journey of laughter and tears with a wide array of surprises and odd ball characters to meet along the way.
|3/16/2012 14:00:20||JAPN-0075||Yojimbo||用心棒, Yōjinbō||Japanese||English||1||NTSC||110 min. 1961. |
The incomparable Toshiro Mifune stars in Akira Kurosawa's visually stunning and darkly comic Yojimbo (The Bodyguard). In order to rid a village of corruption, masterless samurai Sanjuro turns a range war between two evil clans to his own advantage. Remade both as A Fistful of Dollars and, more recently, Last Man Standing, this exhilarating gangster-Western remains one of the most influential and entertaining genre-twisters ever produced.
|3/16/2012 13:51:12||JAPN-0076||Ghost in the Shell||攻殻機動隊 Gōsuto In Za Sheru/Kōkaku Kidōtai||English, Japanese||English||?, most likely 1||can't tell||82 min. |
The year is 2029. The world has become intensively information oriented and humans are well-connected to the network. Crime has developed into a sophisticated stage by hacking into the interactive network. To prevent this, Section 9 is formed. These are cyborgs with incredible strengths and abilities that can access any network on Earth. A female cyborg cop and her partner hunt a mysterious and powerful hacker called the Puppet Master
|3/9/2012 14:43:05||JAPN-0077||Grave of the Fireflies||火垂るの墓, Hotaru no Haka||English, Japanese||English||1||can't tell||88 min. Animated.|
In the aftermath of a World War II bombing, two orphaned children struggle to survive in the Japanese country side. To Seita and his four-year-old sister, the helplessness and indifference of their countrymen is even more painful than the enemy raids. Through desperation, hunger and grief, these children's lives are as heartbreakingly fragile as their spirit and love is inspiring. 'Grave of the Fireflies' is a tale of the true tragedy of war and innocence lost, not only of the abandoned young, but of an entire nation.
|2/20/2012 12:38:19||KORE-0007||SEE RANK Welcome to Dongmakgol||웰컴투 동막골||Korean||Korean, English||3||NTSC||The movie takes place during the Korean War in 1950, in a remote little village called 'Dongmakgol' in which residents are unaware of the ongoing war, or anything going on in the outside world. A US Navy pilot, two South Korean soldiers, and a group of North Korean soldiers all end up in the peaceful village, and tension rises as the soldiers initially confront each other. How is the war going to affect the village and its residents?|
South Korea's official entry for the foreign language film category of the Academy Awards in 2005; as of 2005 the fourth-highest grossing South Korean film of all time.
|Seugn Yun Jee|
|2/20/2012 13:01:57||KORE-0012||Green Fish||초록물고기||Korean||Korean, English||3||NTSC||Mak Dong has just been released from the army and is on his way home, when he helps out a woman on the train. A couple of guys are hassling her, and he steps in gets his ass kicked and gets booted off the train. She calls him, because she collected his luggage and they agree to meet. It turns out she is a mobster's girlfriend and she gets him a job with the gang. Meanwhile his real family consists of 3 brothers, one is a wife beating detective, the second is severely handicapped and happy while the third sells eggs. He is still getting his ass kicked on a regular basis but the mob boss Bae Tse-Yong, takes him into the family and allows his to call him "Big Brother". Apparently this is a big thing among Korean mobsters. Now he's got two families and can't seem to handle either of them but one of them is going to be the death of him.||Seugn Yun Jee|
|2/20/2012 12:59:04||KORE0011||Peppermint Candy||박하사탕||Korean||English, Chinese||1||NTSC||Peppermint Candy takes viewers back before Yong-Ho's death, and back through 20 years of recent South Korean history. Director Lee Chang-Dong weaves an emotionally wrenching tale about the futility of dreams against the unstoppable march of time. Like Memento, Peppermint Candy unfolds in reverse, with each stop in time giving new insights into Yong-Ho and his first true love, Sun-Im (Moon So-Ri)...|
Chosen as the opening film for the Pusan International Film Festival in its first showing in 1999. Winner of multiple awards at the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival and South Korean film industry's Grand Bell Award for best film of 2000.
|Seugn Yun Jee|
|3/15/2012 11:36:35||RUS 204||Alive||Живой||Russian||English, French, Russian||All||NTSC||Kir returns home from the war in Chechnya, missing a leg, but still alive. Kir had enlisted to earn enough money to marry Tatyana. But, now that he has returned, he feels distant from her, and all that he had known. Kir is still haunted by his experiences in Chechnya, and the tragic deaths there of his two friends, fellow soldiers Nikich and Igor. Unable to adjust to civilian life, Kir begins to get into trouble. He impulsively commits a robbery, then a more horrible crime. After a traffic accident on a lonely stretch of road, the ghosts of his two fallen comrades begin to appear to him. Can Nikich and Igor reach out from the grave to help their friend Kir come to terms with his past and find forgiveness in his heart for himself and others?||Julia Henderson|
|3/15/2012 11:23:20||RUS 205||My Step Brother Frankenstein||Мой сводный брат Франкенштейн||Russian||can't tell||All||NTSC||The quiet life of a Moscow middle class family is disturbed when the father is reunited with his long lost son, who's only recently come back from the war and was badly injured. It is soon obvious that his scars are not only physical, but emotional. He sees "spooks" everywhere, and his new found family is the only thing he has left in the world. The family is soon divided over him; the mother sees him as an unstable element, while the other son takes an instant dislike to him.||Julia Henderson|
|3/19/2012 15:43:21||RUS 206||Remote Access||удаленный доступ||Russian, English, French||Russian, English, French, German, Spanish, Italian||All||PAL||Haunted by the deaths of his mother and sister, a young man befriends an alienated phone-sex operator in Svetlana Proskurina's "Remote Access."||Julia Henderson|
|3/15/2012 11:17:04||RUS 207||The Muslim||МУСУЛЬМАНИН||Russian (can't tell)||can't tell||5||PAL||A Russian soldier who spent ten years in captivity in Afghanistan, returns to his home village and shocks all its inhabitants because of his conversion to Islam. During his absence, his father hanged himself, his brother served a prison term and his former fiancée has become a woman of very low morals. The village is the scene of endless drinking while the local boss is selling off the land for dollars to new-rich Russians. Our hero turns out as the only sober and hard-working member of the community. However, his attachment to his new faith soon provokes the hatred and rejection of everyone else, including his own family.||Julia Henderson|
|3/19/2012 15:15:35||RUS 208||Repentance||покаяние||Russian, English, French||Russian, English, French, German, Dutch, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, Japanese, Hebrew, Swedish, Chinese, Arabic||All||NTSC||The day after the funeral of Varlam Aravidze, the mayor of a small Georgian town, his corpse turns up in his son's garden and is secretly reburied. But the corpse keeps returning, and the police eventually capture a local woman and accuse her of digging it up. She says that Varlam should never be laid to rest, as when he was alive he was responsible for a Stalin-like reign of terror that led to the disappearance of many of her friends.||Julia Henderson|
|3/19/2012 14:54:54||RUS 209||Diamond Arm||Бриллиантовая рука||Russian, English, French, Arabic||Russian, English, French, German, Dutch, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, Japanese, Hebrew, Swedish, Chinese, Arabic||All||NTSC||Semyon Gorbunkov, a friendly and naïve husband and father of two, goes on a world cruise. He and his new friend Gennady, whom he meets on the ship, have fun seeing the world. Arriving in Istanbul, Gorbunkov takes a stroll and accidentally slips and breaks his arm. Uttering a blasphemous phrase (which turns out to be a secret code intended for Gennady, who is actually a contrabandist), he is taken to a nearby "clinic." There an arm cast, being a decoy for jewellery and diamonds inside, is put on his arm.||Julia Henderson|
|2/29/2012 15:06:12||RUSS-0146||The Adventures of Cheburashka & Friends||Чебурашка и его друзья||Russian||English||1||NTSC||The DVD includes four animated short films featuring Cheburashka, Crocodile Genady, and Old Lady Shapocliak.|
Episode 1: "Crocodile Gena"
Episode 2: "Cheburashka"
Episode 3: "Shapocliak"
Episode 4: "Cheburashka Is Going to School"
|2/29/2012 14:50:46||RUSS-0147||Ivan the Terrible, Part 1||Иван Грозный 1 серия||Russian||English||1||NTSC||The first half of Sergei Eisenstein's epic chronicle. In 1547, Ivan IV (1530-1584), archduke of Moscow, crowns himself Tsar of Russia and sets about reclaiming lost Russian territory. Through his coronation, his wedding to Anastasia, his campaign against the Tartars in Kazan, his illness when all think he will die, recovery, campaigns in the Baltic and Crimea, self-imposed exile in Alexandrov, and the petition of Muscovites that he return, his enemies among the boyars threaten his success. Chief among them are his aunt, who wants to advance the fortunes of her son, a simpleton, and Kurbsky, a warrior prince who wants both power and the hand of Anastasia. Ivan deftly plays to the people to consolidate his power. One of only two sound films by Sergei Eisenstein.||Julia|
|2/29/2012 14:55:07||RUSS-0148||Ivan the Terrible, Part 2||Иван Грозный 2 серия||Russian||English||1||NTSC||His wife dead from poisoning and his chief warrior, Kurbsky, defected to the Poles, Ivan is lonely as he pursues a unified Russia with no foreign occupiers. Needing friendship, he brings to court Kolychev, now Philip the monk, and makes him metropolitan bishop of Moscow. Philip, however, takes his cues from the boyars and tries to bend Ivan to the will of the church. Ivan faces down Philip and lets loose his private force, the Oprichniks, on the boyars. Led by the Tsar's aunt, Euphrosyne, the boyers plot to assassinate Ivan and enthrone her son, Vladimir. At a banquet, Ivan mockingly crowns Vladimir and sends him in royal robes into the cathedral where the assassin awaits. The second part of Sergei Eisenstein's epic.||Julia|
|3/9/2012 12:09:17||RUSS-0151||Ivan Vasilievich: Back to the Future||Иван Васильевич Меняет Профессию||Russian||Russian, English, Spanish, German, French||All||NTSC||Shurik Timofeev builds a working model of a time machine. By accident, Ivan Bunsha, an apartment complex manager, and George Miloslavsky, a petty burglar, are transferred to the 16th century Moscow, while Tsar Ivan the Terrible goes into the year 1973.||Julia Henderson|
|3/19/2012 15:00:35||RUSS-0152||Diamond Arm||Бриллиантовая рука||Russian, English, French, Arabic||Russian, English, French, German, Dutch, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, Japanese, Hebrew, Swedish, Chinese, Arabic||All||NTSC||Semyon Gorbunkov, a friendly and naïve husband and father of two, goes on a world cruise. He and his new friend Gennady, whom he meets on the ship, have fun seeing the world. Arriving in Istanbul, Gorbunkov takes a stroll and accidentally slips and breaks his arm. Uttering a blasphemous phrase (which turns out to be a secret code intended for Gennady, who is actually a contrabandist), he is taken to a nearby "clinic." There an arm cast, being a decoy for jewellery and diamonds inside, is put on his arm. Another copy of this DVD is owned by the CILC, but the case is in English.||Julia Henderson|
|3/7/2012 15:22:33||RUSS-0153||Peculiarities of the National Hunt in the Winter||особенности национальной охоты в зимний период||Russian, English (not sure)||Russian (not sure)||5||PAL||The last installment of the Russian comedy series, following "Peculiarities of the National Fishing" and "Peculiarities of the National Hunt."||Julia Henderson|
|3/7/2012 14:59:29||RUSS-0154||Peculiarities of the National Hunt||особенности национальной охоты||Russian||Russian, English||5||PAL||A Finn preparing a work on the Russian hunting traditions and customs, comes to Russia to collect materials and is invited to take part in a hunting party. His flamboyant companions include an Army general, with more than a passing resemblance to Aleksander Lebed, a police detective, local forest ranger (a devotee of Zen Buddhism) and some big-city types from St. Petersburg. Inevitably, their good intentions soon give way to endless drinking, visits to local farm girls and much else besides.||Julia Henderson|
|3/7/2012 14:53:52||RUSS-0155||Viy||вий||Russian, English, French||Russian, English, French, German, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, Dutch, Hebrew, Swedish, Japanese (I think)||All||NTSC||A young priest is ordered to preside over the wake of a witch in an old wooden church of a remote village. This means spending three nights alone with the corpse and only his faith to protect him.||Julia Henderson|
|3/7/2012 14:40:44||RUSS-0156||Alexander Nevsky||Александр Невский||Russian||English||1||NTSC||It is the 13th century, and Russia is overrun by foreign invaders. A Russian knyaz', or prince, Alexander Nevsky, rallies the people to form a ragtag army to drive back an invasion by the Teutonic knights. This is a true story based on the actual battle at a lake near Novgorod. A Sergei Eisenstein epic featuring a majestic score by Prokofiev.||Julia Henderson|
|3/9/2012 11:55:59||RUSS-0157||Peculiarities of the National Fishing||Особенности Национальной Рыбалки||Russian||Russian, English, French||All||NTSC||General Ivolgin, forester Kuzmich, and good-natured Lyova lose their way on a fishing trip and wind up in a neighboring country, where they decide to have a good time anyway but end up leaving their vodka and fishing equipment behind.||Julia Henderson|
|3/9/2012 11:50:03||RUSS-0168||Brother 2||Брат 2||Russian||Russian, English||All||NTSC||Danila Bagrov meets his army buddy Konstantin Gromov in Moscow, with whom he fought in Chechnya. The friend tells Danila about his twin brother Dmitry, who is a professional hockey player in America. However, the team owner in cahoots with his Russian partner have swindled the young star into an oppressive contract, allowing them to rob him blind. Several days after this conversation Danila finds Konstantin dead. Danila goes to Chicago to avenge his friend.||Julia Henderson|
|2/29/2012 14:44:19||RUSS-0176||October (Ten Days that Shook the World)||Октябрь||None (Silent except for music)||English||1||NTSC||In documentary style, events in Petrograd are re-enacted from the end of the monarchy in February of 1917 to the end of the provisional government and the decrees of peace and of land in November of that year. Lenin returns in April. In July, counter-revolutionaries put down a spontaneous revolt, and Lenin's arrest is ordered. By late October, the Bolsheviks are ready to strike: ten days will shake the world. While the Mensheviks vacillate, an advance guard infiltrates the palace. Anatov-Oveyenko leads the attack and signs the proclamation dissolving the provisional government. The film is in black and white and silent except for background music.||Julia|
|3/15/2012 11:44:12||RUSS-0177||Strike||Стачка||silent except for music||Russian, English||1||NTSC||Triggered by the suicide of a worker unjustly accused of theft, a strike is called by the laborers of a Moscow factory. The managers, owner and the Czarist government dispatch infiltrators in an attempt to the workers' unity. Unsuccessful, they hire the police and in the film's most harrowing and powerful sequences, the unarmed strikers are slaughtered in a brutal confrontation.||Julia Henderson|
|3/15/2012 11:56:35||RUSS-0178||Gentlemen of Fortune||джентельмены удачи||Russian||Russian, English, French, German, Spanish||All||NTSC||A kindergarten director Troshkin is a dead ringer for a criminal nicknamed "Dotcent" who stole the priceless headpiece of Alexander the Great during an archaeological expedition. But after militia "inputs" Troshkin into the criminal environment he has nothing left to do but to carefully play out the part of his "evil twin."||Julia Henderson|
|3/9/2012 11:23:00||RUSS-0179||Ballad of a Soldier||Баллада о Солдате||Russian, English, French||Russian, English, French, German, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, Dutch, Hebrew, Swedish, Japanese||All||NTSC||During World War II, 19 year old soldier Alyosha gets a medal as a reward for a heroic act at the front. Instead of this medal he asks for a few days leave to visit his mother and repair the roof of their home. On the train eastwards he meets Shura who is on her way to her aunt. In those few days traveling together they fall in love.||Julia Henderson|
|3/9/2012 11:40:05||RUSS-0180||Brother||Брат||Russian||Russian, English, Spanish, French, German, Italian, Dutch, Swedish, Czech||All||NTSC||Danila goes to his older brother to start a new life in St. Petersburg. His brother is a gangster and a killer, and he throws Danila into this criminal world by asking him to kill someone. There his new life starts, he meets new people, a girl, becomes a big fan of the rock band "Nautilus Pompillius." Now he is a killer, and killing is easier than living for him.||Julia Henderson|
|3/9/2012 11:11:47||RUSS-0188||Arsenal||Арсенал||Silent with background music||Russian, English||1||NTSC||Set in the bleak aftermath and devastation of the World War I, a recently demobbed soldier, Timosh, returns to his hometown Kiev, after having survived a train wreck. His arrival coincides with a national celebration of Ukrainian freedom, but the festivities are not to last.||Julia Henderson|
|3/19/2012 15:48:48||RUSS-0196||Georgian Legend||Georgian Legend||Georgian||none||none||can't tell||A CD of Georgian music||Julia Henderson|
|3/19/2012 14:46:06||RUSS-0210||The Thief||Вор||Russian||English||1||can't tell||In 1946, a soldier fathers a child then dies before its birth. Jump to 1952: on a train, the child and his mother meet a handsome soldier who makes a play for her. She accepts. Posing as a married family, the soldier finds them a rooming house where he becomes everyone's favorite through his good looks and generosity. Meanwhile he gives the boy, Sanya, lessons in life: to fight back, to win at all costs. The child's mother, Katya, is head-over-heels in love with Tolyan, the soldier, but the relationship becomes rocky when Tolyan's true plans for the rooming house become clear.||Julia Henderson|
|2/17/2012 15:31:06||Span -0079||Under the Same Moon||La Misma Luna||Spanish||English||1||NTSC||A young Mexican boy travels to the U.S. to find his mother after his grandmother passes away.||Hannah|
|2/17/2012 15:29:28||Span 0149||Strawberry and Chocolate||Fresa and Chocolate||Spanish||English||4||can't tell||Diego, a cultivated, homosexual and skeptical young man, falls in love with a young heterosexual communist full of prejudices and doctrinary ideas. First come rejection and suspicion, but also fascination. Fresa y chocolate is the story of a great friendship, that is, a great love between two men, which overcomes incomprehension and intolerance.||Hannah|
|3/6/2012 16:14:00||SPAN 0159||Shrek Forever After||Shrek Para Siempre||English, Spanish, French||English, Spanish, French||4||NTSC||A bored and domesticated Shrek pacts with deal-maker Rumpelstiltskin to get back to feeling like a real ogre again, but when he's duped and sent to a twisted version of Far Far Away (where Rumpelstiltskin is king, ogres are hunted, and he and Fiona have never met) he sets out to restore his world and reclaim his true love.|
|2/17/2012 15:32:19||SPAN- 0081||El Norte||El Norte||K'ICHE, Spanish, English||English||1||NTSC||Mayan Indian peasants, tired of being thought of as nothing more than "brazos fuertes" ("strong arms", i.e., manual laborers) and organizing in an effort to improve their lot in life, are discovered by the Guatemalan army. After the army destroys their village and family, a brother and sister, teenagers who just barely escaped the massacre, decide they must flee to "El Norte" ("the North", i.e., the USA). After receiving clandestine help from friends and humorous advice from a veteran immigrant on strategies for traveling through Mexico, they make their way by truck, bus and other means to Los Angeles, where they try to make a new life as young, uneducated, and illegal immigrants.||Hannah|
|2/17/2012 15:27:08||SPan- 0148||Shrek the Third||Shrek Tercero||English, Spanish||English||4||NTSC||When his new father-in-law, King Harold falls ill, Shrek is looked at as the heir to the land of Far, Far Away. Not one to give up his beloved swamp, Shrek recruits his friends Donkey and Puss in Boots to install the rebellious Artie as the new king. Princess Fiona, however, rallies a band of royal girlfriends to fend off a coup d'etat by the jilted Prince Charming.||Hannah|
|3/6/2012 16:08:28||SPAN-0040||Cities of the Ancient Mayas||Cities of the Ancient Mayas||English||None||VCR||can't tell||Palenque, Chichen Itza, Uxmal, Tulum, and other once-great Mayan cities of the jungles of southern Mexico and the Yucatan are investigated for this look at the rise and fall of the Mayas.||Spike Enzweiler|
|2/24/2012 13:20:56||SPAN-0042||All about my Mother||Todo sobre mi madre||Spanish||English, French||1(USA)||NTSC||Pedro Almodóvar directed this story of a woman and her circle of friends who find themselves suffering a variety of emotional crises. Manuela (Cecilia Roth) is a single mother who has raised her son, Esteban (Eloy Azorín), to adulthood on her own and has come to emotionally depend on him. One night, Manuela and Esteban take in a production of A Streetcar Named Desire; after the show, Esteban is struck and killed by a passing motorist as he dashes into the street to get an autograph from Huma Rojo (Marisa Paredes), who played Blanche. Emotionally devastated, Manuela relocates to Barcelona in hopes of finding her ex-husband (and Esteban's father), who is now working as a female impersonator. Manuela becomes reacquainted with old friend La Agrado (Antonia San Juan), a transsexual, and is introduced to Sister Rosa (Penélope Cruz), a good-hearted nun who has to contend with her considerably more cynical mother (Rosa María Sardà). While looking for work, Manuela becomes acquainted with Huma Rojo. Huma, on the other hand, has troubles of her own, most involving her drug-addicted significant other, Nina (Candela Peña). Displaying Almodóvar's trademark visual style and a unusually strong sense of character-driven drama, Todo Sobre Mi Madre/All About My Mother received a highly anticipated theatrical run in Spain before winning the Best Director award at the 1999 Cannes Film Festival; in 2000, Almodóvar would receive the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film. -Rotten Tomatoes||Rachel Plumb|
|2/17/2012 11:45:03||SPAN-0043||Tango||Tango||Spanish||English, French, Spanish||1||NTSC||Approx. 115 min. Rated PG-13.|
Set in Buenos Aires, Argentina, the film tells the story of director Mario Suarez's quest to make the ultimate tango film. Lonely after his wife (one of the film's stars) has left him, Mario must find the themes that will hold the film together, while simultaneously permitting his musicians and dancers the freedom of expression that is necessary to satisfy the tango-hungry Argentine audience. Things become complicated when Mario falls in love with Elena, a beautiful and talented young dancer who is the girlfriend of the powerful and dangerous Angelo Larroca, an investor in the picture. And Mario's creative vision is challenged by his investors when he plans a scene that recreates Argentina's dark years of political suppression and "disappearances". Written by Martin Lewison
|2/17/2012 15:38:53||SPAN-0044||Kika||Kika||Spanish||English||N/A||NTSC||Kika, a young cosmetologist, is called to the mansion of Nicolas, an American writer to make-up the corpse of his stepson, Ramon. Ramon, who is not dead, is revived by Kika's attentions and she then moves in with him. They might live happily ever after but first they have to cope with Kika's affair with Nicolas, the suspicious death of Ramon's mother and the intrusive gaze of tabloid-TV star and Ramon's ex-psychologist Andrea Scarface.||Hannah|
|2/24/2012 13:32:42||SPAN-0045||Outrage||Outrage||English dubbed||none||1||NTSC||108 min. Thriller|
Antonio Banderas, who had previously appeared in Carlos Saura's STILTS (LOS ZANCOS), stars as Marcos, a Madrid newspaper reporter who becomes involved with a sensational murder investigation. Although generally known for more cerebral fare, in OUTRAGE Saura takes an emotional story of revenge and tells it in a straightforward style. Marcos is sent to do an article on Circus performers where he meets Ana (Francesca Neri), a trick horseback rider and sharp shooter. At first she is cool and distant, wanting him to pay her for an interview, but he gets her to agree to it in exchange for putting her picture in the paper. The last part of the story differs sharply from the love story. Ana is bothered during her act by three drunken young men who follow her to her trailer and sexually assault her. In the morning she takes her gun and goes out to take revenge on them.Until the climactic end Marcos and Ana have no more scenes together. He follows her actions from the newspaper and TV reports. She leaves frantic messages on his answering machine. This suspense technique, keeping the lovers apart as the action spins out of control provides and interesting ending to Saura's first attempt at the urban thriller genre. - Rotten Tomatoes
|2/17/2012 15:36:33||SPAN-0046||Running out of Time||Am Zin||Spanish||English||4||can't tell||Police inspector and excellent hostage negotiator Ho Sheung-Sang finds himself in over his head when he is pulled into a 72 hour game by a cancer suffering criminal out for vengeance on Hong Kong's organized crime Syndicates.||Hannah|
|2/24/2012 13:25:45||SPAN-0047||Tie me up! Tie me down!||¡Átame!||Spanish||English||doesn't say||can't tell||101 min. "one of Almodovar's most acclaimed comedies" with Antonia Banderas.|
Just released from residential psychiatry, where he became an all-round handyman, gentle orphan Ricky pursues his sole pathological obsession. Penniless, hence without a chance to court her, he kidnaps porn actress Marina from the set of crippled director Maximo's last movie. At first she hates her abductor. Once she realizes he risks and bares everything for her, she gets feeling for him to. But won't she still escape and return to her family and career?
|2/24/2012 13:17:03||SPAN-0048||How to be a Woman and not Die in the Attempt||Cómo ser mujer y no morir en el intento||Spanish||English||assume 1 or 2 can't tell||NTSC||In this comedy from Spain, Carmen (Carmen Maura) is a woman in her early 40s who is nearing the end of her rope juggling a career as a reporter, taking care of her two children, minding the house, and dealing with a husband (her third) who thinks that she doesn't pay enough attention to him, and doesn't mind telling her so. The myriad pressures lead Carmen to consider a divorce, but eventually help comes along, though hardly in the form she expected.||Rachel Plumb|
|2/24/2012 13:36:48||SPAN-0049||Like Water for Chocolate||Como Agua para Chocolate||Spanish||English||1||NTSC||Rated R. 105 minutes.|
Based on the best-selling novel by Laura Esquival, this internationally popular romantic fable from Mexico centers on a young woman who discovers that her cooking has magical effects. The tale's heroine, Tita, is the youngest of three daughters in a traditional Mexican family. Bound by tradition to remain unmarried while caring for her aging mother, Tita nevertheless falls in love with a handsome young man named Pedro. Pedro returns her affection, but he cannot overcome her family's disapproval, and he instead marries Tita's elder sister. The lovestruck young woman is brutally disappointed, and her sadness has such force that it infects her cooking: all who eat it her feel her heartbreak with the same intensity. This newly discovered power continues to manifest itself after the wedding, as Tita and Pedro, overcome by their denied love, embark on a secret affair. Director Alfonso Arau, Esquival's husband at the time, presents the acts of love and cooking with the same glossy, sensual sheen. Indeed, despite occasional digressions into a magical realist tone, the film often takes on the gloss of Hollywood romance. This combination of traditional melodrama and exotic fairy tale proved extremely popular with audiences, particularly in the United States, where it became one of the highest grossing foreign language films at the time. ~ Judd Blaise, Rovi
|2/17/2012 15:34:54||SPAN-0050||the Grandfather||El Abuelo||Spanish||English||1||NTSC||After his son dies, an elderly man comes back to Spain from the US and hopes to find out which of his granddaughters is true, and which one is bastard.||Hannah|
|2/29/2012 10:37:15||SPAN-0051||Carnival of Oruro 2005 (Vol. 1)||Carnaval de Oruro 2005 (Vol. 1)||Spanish||none (not sure)||4||NTSC||A video of the Carnival of Oruro, Bolivia in 2005. Volume One of two volumes. (Has a thick label that sometimes gets stuck in iMac cd drives)||Julia|
|2/29/2012 10:41:41||SPAN-0052||Carnival of Oruro 2005 (Vol. 2)||Carnaval de Oruro 2005 (Vol. 2)||Spanish||none (not sure)||4||NTSC||A video documenting the Carnaval de Oruro, Bolivia in 2005. Volume 2 of two volumes. (Has a thick label that might get stuck in cd drives)||Julia|
|2/29/2012 10:47:03||SPAN-0055||Sexual Dependency||Dependencia Sexual||Spanish||none||1/4/2012||can't tell||Five teenagers in the U.S. and Bolivia try to make sense of their sexuality and the complexity of their identity. A poor girl, a rich stud, a university student and a model -- nothing in common, except the desire to experience true intimacy. Their stories unfold and overlap as each becomes victim to their own sexual dependencies, self-perceptions and illusions. Thematically structured around issues of femininity, masculinity, virginity, rape and sexuality, each teen struggles to make sense of their own identity, reaching for ideals that represent everything they feel they are supposed to be, but are not.||Julia|
|2/29/2012 10:53:56||SPAN-0056||Jonas and the Pink Whale (Part 1)||Jonas y la Ballena Rosada (Vol. 1)||Spanish||none (not sure)||4||can't tell||Bolivian filmmaker Juan Carlos Valdivia makes his feature film debut with this bold, arty conglomeration of realism, romantic comedy, and crime drama as it chronicles the misadventures of Julia and her brother-in-law Johah Larriva, a teacher at a private girls' school. His troubles began when he married the wealthy daughter of an eccentric family. His snooty father-in-law has never concealed his disapproval of Jonah's modest social standing. His wife is unable to enjoy sex and this adds further tension. Eventually the frustrated Jonah allows Julia to seduce him. Unfortuantely, the family finds out and to save face, sends Julia to the United States. The family soon falls into financial ruin. Meanwhile, Julia falls in love with a powerful drug lord and because of this, tragedy ensues.||Julia|
|2/29/2012 10:56:33||SPAN-0057||Jonas and the Pink Whale (Vol. 2)||Jonas y la Ballena Rosada (Vol. 2)||Spanish||none (not sure)||4||can't tell||Bolivian filmmaker Juan Carlos Valdivia makes his feature film debut with this bold, arty conglomeration of realism, romantic comedy, and crime drama as it chronicles the misadventures of Julia and her brother-in-law Johah Larriva, a teacher at a private girls' school. His troubles began when he married the wealthy daughter of an eccentric family. His snooty father-in-law has never concealed his disapproval of Jonah's modest social standing. His wife is unable to enjoy sex and this adds further tension. Eventually the frustrated Jonah allows Julia to seduce him. Unfortuantely, the family finds out and to save face, sends Julia to the United States. The family soon falls into financial ruin. Meanwhile, Julia falls in love with a powerful drug lord and because of this, tragedy ensues. (Part 2 of two parts)||Julia|
|2/29/2012 11:00:58||SPAN-0058||A Matter of Faith||Cuestion de Fe||Spanish||none (not sure)||4||can't tell||In this moving but lively road picture, three misanthropic friends are contracted by a notorious gangster to create a carved statue depicting the Virgin Mary to celebrate a religious holiday in a remote village upon one of the highest hills in Bolivia. Domingo is the one commissioned to actually carve the life-size figure and the crime boss is willing to pay him a fortune. He carves it, but then realizes he has no truck to transport it. Fortunately, he meets an enterprising gambler, Joaquin, who manages to procure one (okay, he steals it). The two travelers are joined by Domingo's only friend Pepelucho. Loading the statue upright in the truck they set off on their adventure. The poor Virgin in the back finds herself alternately worshipped, desired, and shot at. At one point she is broken. The three must hurry for if the statue doesn't arrive on time, the fortune will be lost. But as the obstacles surmount--including Joaquin's temptation to use Her as a stake in a card game--so does the tension leaving Domingo to rely on faith.||Julia|
|2/24/2012 13:29:48||SPAN-0063||Live-in Maid||Cama adentro||Spanish||English, Spanish||4||can't tell||83 min. |
In this universally acclaimed film from writer-director Jorge Gaggero, Academy Award-nominated actress Norma Aleandro plays Beba, a sophisticated older woman whose recent divorce has left her in a precarious financial position. Despite her attempts to keep up appearances, she is finally forced to do the unthinkable - discharge her live-in maid. Dora has worked for Beba for thirty years and is dutiful but distant and reserved. When both women finally face life without the other, they soon discover that their relationship is more different than either had ever imagined.
|2/24/2012 13:39:29||SPAN-0064||Bordertown||Bordertown||English||English, Spanish||1||can't tell||Rated R. Thriller/Drama. 2008. 114 min.|
Lauren, an impassioned American reporter for the Chicago Sentinel heads to Juarez, a Mexican bordertown, in order to investigate a series of mysterious slayings involving young factory women from all over Mexico. As she discovers hundreds of victims, she gains the trust of local factory workers but falls into danger. With Jennifer Lopez and Martin Sheen
|2/17/2012 15:33:47||SPAN-0078||Cocalero||Cocalero||Spanish, Quechua||English||4||can't tell||A documentary centered on the union formed by Bolivian farmers in response to their government's (which was urged by the U.S.) effort eradicate coca crops, and the man who would come to represent them, Evo Morales.||Hannah|
|2/24/2012 13:44:04||SPAN-0083||Roma||Roma||Castellano||none||2||PAL||155 min. Not recommended for children under 13. |
When journalist Manuel Cueto is hired to type novelist Joaquín Góñez's last book, his presence provokes an avalanche of feelings that bring Joaquín to the edge of emotions and memories that had lain dormant in the solitude of the last stages of his creative life. Accustomed to years of loneliness, Joaquín finds in the young journalist a bridge to the forgotten years of his youth in the 60's and 70's, during his wild years in Buenos Aires. Argentina had been witness to the mistakes made in the passage to adulthood, the memories of old friends, the meaning of loyalty, the influences of cinema and jazz, the taste of first love and the experiences of the many which followed and the intimate relationship with his parents, particulary with his mother Roma, a strong, intelligent woman, a supporter of his youthful ideals. It is to Roma to whom Joaquín owes his free... Written by Cristina Sutherland
|2/24/2012 13:52:49||SPAN-0134||Every so often in the World||En el Mundo a cada rato||Castellano, Tamil, French||Castellano, English, French||4/3/2012||PAL||116 min. |
Five documentary shorts about various children from the third world.
1. "El secreto mejor guardado", dirigida por Patricia Ferreira y rodada en India.
2. "La vida efímera", dirigida por Pere Joan Ventura y rodada en Guinea Ecuatorial.
3. "Las siete alcantarillas", dirigida por Chus Gutiérrez y rodada en Argentina.
4. "Hijas de Belén", dirigida por Javier Corcuera y rodada en Perú.
5. "Binta y la gran idea", dirigida por Javier Fesser y rodada en Senegal.
|2/17/2012 12:42:35||SPAN-0141||Santo Against the Killers from other Worlds||Santo Contra los Asesinos de Otros Mundos||Spanish||Spanish||1||NTSC||A series of horrifying murders compel the authorities to seek help from the only person capable of stopping the homicidal rampage: Santo! The culprit is the evil Malkosh, an old enemy of justice, who demands an enormous ransom to end the bloodshed. His secret weapon is a hair-raising blob creature that is capable of swallowing a man whole. Dr. Bernstein is the only one able to defeat it, but he has been abducted, along with his daughter, by Boris Licur, an even more dastardly criminal. "The Man with the Silver Mask" has little time to lose before he can prevent this madman from getting control of the monster—and the world! Considered one of the most outrageous and surreal of the genre, this film is a must-see for all "Lucha Libre" fans!||Julia Henderson|
|2/17/2012 12:33:46||SPAN-0142||Rudo and Cursi||Rudo y Cursi||Spanish||English, French||1||NTSC||Rudo y Cursi depicts the changing relationship between two brothers who become soccer stars. Beto (Luna), the goaltender, is nicknamed "Rudo" because of his hard-nosed style of play, while Tato (Bernal), a forward, gets the nickname "Cursi" for his flamboyant goal celebrations and his flashy lifestyle. They both start out picking bananas in remote Tlachatlán, where they share a devotion to their mother. Then Batuta (Argentinean comic Guillermo Francella), a charmingly shiftless professional scout, happens by. He can only sign one of the brothers, so they battle it out on the pitch to see who gets his break. Instead of throwing the match to his brother as plan, Tato scores a goal and is on his way to stardom. He's more interested in becoming a pop star than a soccer star, but when he meets Maya (Jessica Mas), a famous TV hostess he's dreamed about for years, he begins to enjoy the trappings of fame. Meanwhile, resentful Beto waits for his chance. When he finally gets his break, he leaves his disapproving wife, Toña (Adriana Paz), and his kids to sneak off to Mexico City. The brothers' fortunes rise and fall, with Tato distracted by a demanding girlfriend and a hopeless singing career, while Beto deals with marital strife and a serious gambling problem. An official selection of the 2009 Sundance Film Festival.||Julia Henderson|
|3/6/2012 16:17:52||SPAN-0145||Jose Reyes Feriz Oberlin Speech||Jose Reyes Feriz Oberlin Speech||English||None||Unknown||can't tell||A recording of a speech by Jose Reyes Ferriz, municipal president of Ciudad Juarez, Merxico, given at Oberlin College on September 20, 2010.||Spike Enzweiler|
|2/24/2012 13:49:16||SPAN-0146||Sins of My Father||Pecados de mi padre||English, Spanish||English||can't tell. probably 1.||NTSC||Not Rated. 89 min.|
This is the incredible true story of Pablo Escobar, the infamous boss of Colombia's Medellin drug cartel, told for the very first time by his son Sebastian and his widow Maria Isabel Santos. In Nicolas Entel's film, Sebastian tells of his extraordinary childhood, growing up with a father he loved but whom he knew to be Colombia's number one enemy. But this is also the story of two of Escobar's most prominent victims, who were among hundreds that Escobar had killed in the 1980's. The film follows Sebastian as he tries to break the cycle of revenge and assassination by seeking reconciliation with the sons of his father's victims.
|3/6/2012 16:24:28||SPAN-0146||Shrek||Shrek||English, Spanish, Portuguese||English, Spanish, Portuguese||4||NTSC||When a green ogre called Shrek discovers his swamp has been 'swamped' with all sorts of fairytale creatures by the scheming Lord Farquaad, Shrek sets out, with a very loud donkey by his side, to 'persuade' Farquaad to give his swamp back. Instead, a deal is made. Farquaad, who wants to become the King, sends Shrek to rescue Princess Fiona, who is waiting for her one true love. But once they head back with Fiona, it starts to become apparent that not only does Shrek like Fiona, but Fiona is keeping something secret.|
|3/6/2012 16:22:51||SPAN-0147||Shrek 2||Shrek 2||English, Spanish||English, Spanish||4||NTSC||Shrek has rescued Princess Fiona, got married, and now is time to meet the parents. Shrek, Fiona and Donkey set off to Far, Far Away to meet Fiona's mother and father. But not everyone is happy. Shrek and the King find it hard to get along, and there's tension in the marriage. It's not just the family who are unhappy. Prince Charming returns from a failed attempt at rescuing Fiona, and works alongside his mother, the Fairy Godmother, to try and find a way to get Shrek away from Fiona.|
|2/17/2012 11:53:11||SPAN-0150||Tangled||Enredados||English, Spanish||English, Spanish||1,4||can't tell||Disney presents Tangled, a new twist on one of the most hilarious and hair-raising tales ever told. Your whole family will get caught up in the fun, excitement and adventure of Rapunzel and her 70 feet of magical golden hair! ||Rachel Plumb|
|2/17/2012 12:45:36||SPAN-0151||Beauty and the Beast||La Bella y La Bestia||English, Spanish||English, Spanish||1/4/2012||NTSC||Belle (voice of Paige O'Hara) is a bright and beautiful young woman who's taken prisoner by a hideous beast (voice of Robby Benson) in his castle. Despite her precarious situation, Belle befriends the castle's enchanted staff-a teapot, a candelabra and a mantel clock, among others-and ultimately learns to see beneath the Beast's exterior to discover the heart and soul of a prince.||Julia Henderson|
|2/17/2012 15:25:34||Span-0152||Monsters vs Aliens||Monstruous vs Aliens||Spanish, English, French||English, French, Spanish||4||NTSC||A woman transformed into a giant after she is struck by a meteorite on her wedding day becomes part of a team of monsters sent in by the U.S. government to defeat an alien mastermind trying to take over Earth.||Hannah|
|2/20/2012 12:23:21||SPAN-0152||Kung Fu Panda||Kung Fu Panda||English, Spanish||English, Spanish||4||NTSC||It's the story about a lazy, irreverent slacker panda, named Po, who is the biggest fan of Kung Fu around...which doesn't exactly come in handy while working every day in his family's noodle shop. Unexpectedly chosen to fulfill an ancient prophecy, Po's dreams become reality when he joins the world of Kung Fu and studies alongside his idols, the legendary Furious Five -- Tigress, Crane, Mantis, Viper and Monkey -- under the leadership of their guru, Master Shifu. But before they know it, the vengeful and treacherous snow leopard Tai Lung is headed their way, and it's up to Po to defend everyone from the oncoming threat. Can he turn his dreams of becoming a Kung Fu master into reality? Po puts his heart - and his girth - into the task, and the unlikely hero ultimately finds that his greatest weaknesses turn out to be his greatest strengths. (Storyline from IMDb)||Seugn Yun Jee|
|2/17/2012 15:40:55||SPAN-0153||The Incredibles||Los Increibles||English, Mexican Spanish, Argentinian Spanish, Neutral Spanish||Spanish, English||1/4/2012||NTSC||A family of undercover superheroes, while trying to live the quiet suburban life, are forced into action to save the world.||Hannah|
|2/17/2012 11:55:07||SPAN-0154||Monsters, INC.||Monsters, INC||English, Spanish||Spanish||1,4||can't tell||Lovable Sulley (John Goodman) and his wisecracking sidekick Mike Wazowski (Billy Crystal) are the top scare team at MONSTERS, INC., the scream-processing factory in Monstropolis. When a little girl named Boo wanders into their world, it's the monsters who are scared silly, and it's up to Sulley and Mike to keep her out of sight and get her back home.||Rachel Plumb|
|2/17/2012 12:28:18||SPAN-0155||Snow White and the Seven Dwarves||Blanca Nieves y los Siete Enanos||English, Spanish, Portuguese||English, Spanish, Portuguese||1/4/2012||NTSC||The classic Disney tale. Snow White, pursued by a jealous queen, hides with the Dwarfs; the queen feeds her a poison apple, but Prince Charming awakens her with a kiss.||Julia Henderson|
|2/17/2012 12:58:48||SPAN-0156||Bambi||Bambi||English, Spanish||English, Spanish||1/4/2012||NTSC||The story of Bambi the deer. The viewer follows Bambi from birth, through his early childhood experiences with woodland pals Thumper the rabbit and Flower the skunk, the traumatic sudden death of his mother at the hands of hunters, his courtship of the lovely doe Faline, and his rescue of his friends during a raging forest fire. At last the mature, antlered Bambi assumes his proper place as the Prince of the Forest.||Julia Henderson|
|2/17/2012 11:51:23||SPAN-0157||Alice in Wonderland||Alicia en el Pais de las Maravillas||English, Spanish||English, Spanish||1,4||can't tell||Alice stumbles into the world of Wonderland. Will she get home? Not if the Queen of Hearts has her way.||Rachel Plumb|
|2/17/2012 11:57:59||SPAN-0158||RANGO||RANGO||English, French, Castellano||English, French, Castellano||4||can't tell||Rango is a sheltered chameleon living as an ordinary family pet, while facing a major identity crisis. After all, how high can you aim when your whole purpose in life is to blend in? When Rango accidentally winds up in the gritty, gun-slinging town of Dirt - a lawless outpost populated by the desert's most wily and whimsical creatures - the less-than-courageous lizard suddenly finds he stands out.||Rachel Plumb|
|2/17/2012 12:54:01||SPAN-0159||Shrek Forever After||Shrek Para Siempre El Capitulo Final||English, Spanish, French||English, Spanish, French||4||NTSC||The last of the Shrek series. Rumpelstiltskin tricks a mid-life crisis burdened Shrek into allowing himself to be erased from existence and cast in a dark alternate timeline where Rumpel rules supreme.||Julia Henderson|
|2/17/2012 13:03:07||SPAN-0160||Finding Nemo||Buscando A Nemo||English, Mexican Spanish, Spanish, Portuguese||English, Spanish||1/4/2012||NTSC||Andrew Stanton, who helped write Toy Story and Monsters, Inc., co-wrote and directed this computer-animated comedy-adventure about finding a very small fish in a very large ocean. Marlin (voice of Albert Brooks) is a more-than-slightly paranoid Clown Fish who is extremely devoted to his young son, Nemo (voice of Alexander Gould), the only survivor after an undersea predator swallowed up Nemo's mother and her other offspring. It's not Marlin's nature to explore unfamiliar waters, but when he and Nemo are accidentally separated near the Great Barrier Reef en route to Nemo's first day of fish school, Marlin gathers his courage and sets out to find his son.||Rachel Plumb|
|2/17/2012 11:21:53||SPAN-0161||Guests of Space||Guests of Space||Spanish, Nukak||English||Most Likely 2, 1, or 4||can't tell||Guests of Space explores the encounter between the Nukak Maku people and the white man in 1988. Known as the last nomads to be contacted in South America, this film observes the collision of two alien worlds where settlers, missionaries, armed groups and Colombia’s drug war unexpectedly meet and confront. |
“We were very afraid of the white men because we thought that they were cannibals.” -Kirari
|2/17/2012 11:37:45||SPAN-0162||Your Name Poisons My Dreams||Tu Nombre Envenena Mis Sueños||Español||None||9, Multizona||PAL||Love leads to vengeance in this thriller that is based on a novel by Joaquin Leguina. Inspector Paco attends a funeral where he encounters his former police partner Angel. This inspires a flashback. The year was 1942, the Spanish Civil War raged, and Paco and Angel were investigating a triple homicide that occurred in the home of the deceased. Back at the funeral, the two meet Julia, the daughter of the dead man whom they knew back during the war. She tells Angel all the details of her life since then and in so doing gives him the clues he needs to finally solve the case. ~ Sandra Brennan, Rovi||Rachel Plumb|
|2/17/2012 11:17:30||SPAN-0163||Black Bread||Pan negro||Catalan 5.1/ Castellano 5.1||Castellano/English||2||PAL||In the war-ravaged Catalan countryside of the early 1940's a local man is accused of murder and his son sets out to find the truth. Eleven-year-old Andreu stumbles upon a crushed wagon in the underbrush at the foot of a high cliff and witnesses the dying moments of the man and boy inside. When police suspect Andreu's father of foul play he goes into hiding and Andreu is sent to live with relatives. There, the frightened boy creates a fantasy life but is forced to confront a world of adult deception, festering hatreds and the war's monstrous consequences.|
Not recommended for children under the age of 12.