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al-Karnak
sīnāriyū wa-ḥiwār wa-intāj Mamdūḥ al-Laythī ; ikhrāj ʻAlī Badrakhān
Cairo, Egypt : Rotana Distribution, [200-?]
A look back at the tumultuous years after the 1952 Revolution in Egypt, focusing especially on the experiences of a group of politically-active college students.
On Reserve at Jones Media 20298

Le meraviglie
prodotta da Tempesta con Rai Cinema ; in coproduzione con Amka Films Productions ...and five others ; scritto e diretto da Alice Rohrwacher ; prodotta da Carlo Cresto-Dina ; prodotto da Karl "Baumi" Baumgartner, Tiziana Soudani, Michael Weber
Nothing will be the same at the end of this summer for Gelsomina and her three younger sisters.
On Reserve at Jones Media 20295

I nostri ragazzi
Marco Poccioni, Marco Valsania e Rai Cinema presentano ; una produzione Rodeo Drive con Rai Cinema ; un film di Ivano De Matteo
"Two couples, in which the two men are brothers, meet at a fashionable restaurant for dinner. Between mouthfuls of food and over the polite scrapings of cutlery, the conversation remains a gentle hum of polite discourse. But behind the empty words, terrible things need to be said, and with every forced smile and every new course, the knives are being sharpened. Each couple has a child: the two teenagers are united by their accountability for a single horrific act; an act that has triggered a police investigation and shattered the comfortable, insulated worlds of their families. As the dinner reaches its culinary climax, the conversation finally touches on their children. As civility and friendship disintegrate, each couple show just how far they are prepared to go to protect those they love."--Cineuropa website.
On Reserve at Jones Media 20296

Excuse my French
written and directed by Amr Salama ; produced by Film Clinic (Mohamed Hefzy and Mamdouh Sabaa) ; producers, Hani Osama, Mohamed Hefzy
[New York] : FilmRise, [2014]
12-year-old Hany tries to fit in at his new governmental school after his father suddenly drops dead, leaving his mother in debt and unable to continue to afford his private education. Not only is Hany clearly from a more privileged background than the working class boys in his new class, but he is also the only Christian in a room full of Muslims.
On Reserve at Jones Media 20297

The Munsters : two-movie fright fest
New York : Universal Studios Home Entertainment, ©2006
Munster, go home! / written by George Tibbles, George Tibbles & Bob Mosher ; produced by Joe Connelly and Bob Mosher ; directed by Earl Bellamy -- Munsters' revenge / co-producers, Don Nelson & Arthur Alsberg ; based on character developed by Norm Liebmann & Ed Hass, from a fromat by Al Burns & Chris Hayward ; written by Arthur Alsberg & Don Nelson ; dricretec by Don Weis.

The Munsters' revenge: A visit 15 years after the original series to the mansion at 43 Mockingbird Lane finds the Munsters involved with a demented scientist who creates look-alikes.
Jones Media DVD 20293

La solitudine dei numeri primi
Wildside and others ; coprodotto da Philipp Kreuzer, Jean Labadie e Anne-Dominique Toussaint ; prodotto da Mario Gianani ; regia di Saverio Costanzo ; soggetto e sceneggiatura, Saverio Costanzo e Paolo Giordano
Cologno Monzese (MI) : Medusa Film, [2010]
"Primary numbers can only be divided by one or by themselves. They are solitary numbers and are incomprehensible to others. Alice and Mattia are both "primary numbers", both persecuted by tragedies which have marked their childhoods: a skiing accident in the case of Alice, which has led to a defect in one leg; the loss of a twin sister in the case of Mattia. When as teenagers they meet in the school corridor, they recognise each other's pain. As they grow up their destinies interweave and they form a special bond, until Mattia, having graduated in Physics, decides to accept a job abroad. The two separate for many years and only a sequence of events will bring them back together, bringing back to the surface a number of emotions never confessed."--Http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/la_solitudine_dei_numeri_primi.
On Reserve at Jones Media 20265

Sotto il Celio Azzurro
Graziella Bildesheim presenta una produzione Fabulafilm ; in collaborazione con Rai Cinema ; regia Edoardo Winspeare
[Italy] : 01 Distribution, [2011]
A year in the life of the pre-school Celio Azzurro. The school was the first multi-cultural center in Rome for pre-school immigrant children. The film provides a full immersion into the lives of the teachers and mission of the school.
On Reserve at Jones Media 20264

Il capitale umano
Indiana Production Company, Rai Cinema, Manny Films, Motorino Amaranto presentano ; un film di Paolo Virzì
[Italia] : Rai Cinema, 2014
The causes and aftermath of a hit-and-run accident with a biker is told from the viewpoint of different characters, each of whom enhances or upends our understanding.
On Reserve at Jones Media 20267

Il ladro di bambini
Angelo Rizzoli e Raidue presentano ; un film di Gianni Amelio
Campi Bisenzio : General Video, ©2007
Antonio, a policeman, has an order to take two children, Rosetta and her brother Luciano, from Milan to an orphanage in Sicily. Their mother has been arrested for forcing Rosetta to work as a prostitute. At first the relation between Antonio and the children is tough, but it relaxes so they become temporary friends.
On Reserve at Jones Media 20271

Pane amaro = Bitter bread
Eurus productions presents ; directed and produced by Gianfranco Norelli ; co-producer, Suma Kurien
[United States?] : Eurus Productions, Inc., ©2009
Chapter 1. The largest lynching in US history -- Chapter 2. The stereotyping of Italians -- Chapter 3. The making of "Little Italys" -- Chapter 4. Italian immigrants and their work -- Chapter 5. Anarchists and union activists -- Chapter 6. Italian immigrants and Americanization -- Chapter 7. Italian immigrants' growing political influence -- Chapter 8. World War II and the Enemy Aliens Act -- Chapter 9. The post-war transformation of Italian Harlem.

" ... traces the social, economic, and political transformation of Italians from immigrant victims of violence and prejudice to prominent members of American society."--Cover.
On Reserve at Jones Media 20272

Girl model
Dogwoof ; POV ; Carnivalesque Films production ; directed by David Redmon, A. Sabin ; consulting producers, Marcy Garriott, Robert Garriott
[New York] : First Run Features, [2013]
Extra features: Bonus video clips -- Filmmaker biographies -- Film gallery.

Follows an American modeling scout as she seeks new talent in Siberia and attempts to find work for 13-year-old Nadya Vall in Tokyo's modeling industry, which favors young girls.
On Reserve at Jones Media 20258

Finding Dory
Walt Disney Pictures presents a Pixar Animation Studios film ; directed by Andrew Stanton ; co-directed by Angus MacLane ; produced by Lindsey Collins ; original story by Andrew Stanton ; screenplay by Andrew Stanton, Victoria Strouse
Burbank, CA : Distributed by Buena Vista Home Entertainment, 2016
When Dory, the forgetful blue tang, suddenly remembers she has a family who may be looking for her, she, Marlin, and Nemo take off on a life-changing quest to find them, with help from Hank, a cantankerous octopus; Bailey, a beluga whale who's convinced his biological sonar skills are on the fritz; and Destiny, a nearsighted whale shark! Dive into the movie overflowing with unforgettable characters, dazzling animation, and gallons of fun!
Jones Media DVD 20286

La lettre
Paulo Branco présente un film de Manoel de Oliveira ; scénario et dialogues de Manoel de Oliveira ; une coproduction, Madragoa Films (Portugal), Gemini Films (France), Wanda Films (Espagne) ; produit par Paulo Branco ; réalisation, Manoel de Oliveira
[Paris] : DVDY Films, [200-]
"A well-bred, lovely, spiritual, sad young woman marries an attentive physician who loves her. She feels affection but no love. Soon after, without design, she falls in love with Pedro Abrunhosa, a poet and performance artist. He also loves her. She keeps her distance from him, confessing her love to a friend who is a nun and, later, to her husband. Hunger for her love and jealousy consume him; she attends him as he wastes away. With his death, she can marry and express her passion, but what she does and how she explains herself, particularly to her cloistered friend, is at the heart of the film."--IMDb.com.
On Reserve at Jones Media 20269

脳神経外科医坂井信幸の仕事 Nobuyuki Sakai : 逃げない思いが、明日を拓く / 企画。制作 日本放送出版協会
[Tōkyō] : Hakkō, Hanbaimoto NHK Entāpuraizu, 2015
Documentary about Sakai Nobuyuki, a Japanese neurosurgeon who is Japans foremost expert in the catheter-based coil embolization procedure which causes overwhelmingly less stress on patient body than the surgical procedure of craniotomy. He is also recognized as the first physician to have performed the stent-assisted treatment for a brain aneurysm in Japan.
Jones Media DVD 20162

プロ野球投手山本昌の仕事 Masa Yamamoto : 球界のレジェンド覚悟のマウンドへ / 企画。制作 日本放送出版協会
[Tōkyō] : Hakkō, Hanbaimoto NHK Entāpuraizu, 2015
Documentary about Masahiro Yamamoto, a left-handed, retired Japanese professional baseball pitcher who pitched for the Chunichi Dragons in Japan's Nippon Professional Baseball for 29 years from 1986 to 2015. He is the oldest Japanese pitcher to win a baseball game.
Jones Media DVD 20163

経営者大山健太郎の仕事 Kentaro Ohyama : 步み続けるかぎり、倒れない / 企画。制作 日本放送出版協会
[Tōkyō] : Hakkō, Hanbaimoto NHK Entāpuraizu, 2015
Documentary about Oyama Kentaro, the president of Airisu-Ōyama Kabushiki-gaisha which is a Japanese consumer plastic manufacturer based in Aoba-ku, Sendai, Miyagi Prefecture. It is the leading storage organization manufacturer in Japan.
Jones Media DVD 20171

外科医笹子三津留の仕事 Mitsuru Sasako : まっすぐ無心に人生を診る / 企画。制作 日本放送出版協会
[Tōkyō] : Hakkō, Hanbaimoto NHK Entāpuraizu, 2015
Documentary about Sasako Mitsuru, a doctor and professor in Hyogo College of Medicine (Nishinomiya-hama, Hyogo-ken, Japan) with expertise in Gastroenterology, Oncology and Surgery.
Jones Media DVD 20173

Which way home
HBO Documentary Films presents ; in association with Good and White Buffalo Entertainment ; a Mr. Mudd production in association with Documentress Films ; directed and produced by Rebecca Cammisa
[New York, N.Y.] : Distributed by New Video, 2010, ©2009
A feature documentary that follows unaccompanied child migrants on their journey through Mexico as they try to reach the United States. We follow children like Olga and Freddy, 9-year old Hondurans, who are trying to reach their parents in the U.S.; Jose, a 10-year old El Salvadoran, who has been abandoned by smugglers and ends up alone in a Mexican detention center; and Kevin, a streetwise 14-year-old Honduran, whose mother hopes that he will reach the U.S.
On Reserve at Jones Media 20257

Alan King : inside the comedy mind
produced and directed by Tom Werts
Richmond Hill, Ont. : American Home Treasures, ©2004
Gold collection -- Platinum collection.

Alan King does one-on-one interviews with a variety of comedians about their craft. The interviews include rare clips and behind-the-scenes stories of their lives and careers.
Jones Media DVD 20247

Brighton rock
written by Graham Greene, Terence Rattigan ; directed by John Boulting
[Place of publication not identified] : Retro Flix, 2010
Richard Attenborough is Pinkie, a ruthless and sadistic young criminal, who commits a murder and then marries the only witness to cover his tracks. A trail of killings and double crossings lead to his eventual downfall, when savage justice is finally meted out in a thrilling and memorable climax.
On Reserve at Jones Media 20263

Amália, uma estranha forma de vida : um documentário épico sobre a lendário "Rainha" do fado
uma produção Arco Films para Valentim de Carvalho Televisão ; autor do texto, Vítor Pavão dos Santos ; narração, Joaquim de Almeida ; produção, José Cruz ; productor executivo, E. Bennett Walsh ; argumento e realizacao, Bruno de Almeida--Taken from back of DVD container
[Portugal] : Arco Films, ©1995
This television series documents the extraordinary life and music of one of the major divas of the world--Amália.
Paddock DVD ML420.R755 A75 1995

In Jackson Heights
a film by Frederick Wiseman ; a production of Moulins Films, LLC in association with Independent Television Service (ITVS) ; director, producer, editor, sound, Frederick Wiseman
Cambridge, MA : Zipporah Films, [2015]
"Frederick Wiseman's 40th documentary IN JACKSON HEIGHTS is about the racially and ethnically diverse neighborhood of Jackson Heights in Queens, New York. The subject of the film is the daily life of the people in this community--their businesses, community centers, religions, and political, cultural and social lives--and the conflict between maintaining ties to traditions of the countries of origin and the need to learn and adapt to American ways and values."--
On Reserve at Jones Media 20273

Il miracolo
Sidecar e Rai Cinema presentano ; regia Edoardo Winspeare
[Italy] : 01 Distribution, 2006
After recovering from a hit-and-run accident, an introspective young boy connects to the driver and to an elderly patient who is convinced that the boy has miraculous healing powers.
On Reserve at Jones Media 20266

Finding the mother lode : Italian immigrants in California
directed by Gianfranco Norelli ; produced by Suma Kurien and Gianfranco Norelli
[United States?] : Eurus Productions, Inc., ©2013
Italians first came to California in large numbers with the Gold Rush. While most found little gold, they did find a mother lode in farming, fishing, commerce and making wine. This program documents the experience of Italian immigrants in California, which was markedly different from that of their compatriots elsewhere in the United States. Through stories set in seven Italian communities throughout California, this film examines how economic and social mobility became possible for many Italians in the Golden State. It is also a look at how immigrant identity is maintained and transformed as immigrants become assimilated into mainstream America.
On Reserve at Jones Media 20274

My favorite martian. Season two
[Orland Park, IL] : MPI Home Video, [2014]
Uncle Martin's powers have been greatly expanded. He can generate force fields, dream in two dimensions, project images from the mind's eye, and use 'digital levitation' - but he can't keep from getting Tim into all kinds of trouble.
Jones Media DVD 20275

Cosmonauta
una produzione Fandango in collaborazione con Rai Cinema ; un film di Susanna Nicchiarelli ; soggetto di Susanna Nicchiarelli ; sceneggiatura di Susanna Nicchiarelli, Teresa Ciabatti ; prodotto da Domenico Procacci ; regia, Susanna Nicchiarelli
[Rome] : Fandango Home Entertainment, ©2009
A teenage girl growing up in the sixties is determined to become the first girl in space.
On Reserve at Jones Media 20268

Incantesimo napoletano
Gianluca Arcopinto, Andrea Occhipinti, Amedeo Pagani presentano ; un film scritto e diretto da Paolo Genovese e Luca Miniero
[Italy] : Lucky Red, ©2002
The story of a traditional Neopolitan couple whose daughter speaks in the Milanese dialect.
On Reserve at Jones Media 20270

The hollow crown. The wars of the roses
by William Shakespeare ; adapted by Ben Power and Dominic Cooke ; produced by Rupert Ryle-Hodges ; directed by Dominic Cooke ; a Neal Street Productions co-production with Carnival, NBC Universal and WNET Thirteen for BBC
Universal City, CA : Universal Studios Home Entertainment, [2016]
Disc 1. Henry VI, part 1 (111 minutes) -- disc 2. Henry VI, part 2 (123 minutes)-- disc 3. Richard III (130 minutes)

The concluding cycle of The Hollow Crown, subtitled The Wars of the Roses. Henry VI, Parts I and II and Richard III tell the story of an exceptionally turbulent period in British history. These exhilarating and emotionally charged films feature some of Shakespeare's most eloquent and powerful language.
Jones Media DVD 20279

La belle personne = Beautiful person
ARTE France présente ; une coproduction ARTE France et Scarlett Production ; un film de Christophe Honoré ; un scénario de Christophe Honoré et Gilles Taurand ; un film produit par Florence Dormoy et Joey Faré
New York : MPI Media Group [distributor], [2011]
Beautiful sixteen-year-old Junie attends a new school only to find herself in love with her charming Italian teacher while also being pursued by a fellow student.
On Reserve at Jones Media 20280

Pianese Nunzio : 14 anni a maggio
Gianni Minervini presenta una esclusiva A.M.A. film s.r.l., Istituto Luce s.p.a., G.M.F. s.r.l. ; un film di Antonio Capuano ; un film A.M.A. film s.r.l ; con la colaborazione di Mediaset ; prodotto da Gianni Minervini ; scritto e dirretta da Antonio Capuano ; produttore associato Istituto Luce
[Rome, Italy?] : Distribuzione, Medusa home entertainment, [2011?]
Father Borelli, an outspoken parish priest in Naples, battles against local Mafia violence and corruption. His heroic, high-profile stance against the Mob becomes compromised, however, by his relationship with 13-year-old Nunzio, an altar boy and talented singer the priest rescued from the streets.
On Reserve at Jones Media 20281

Shakespeare uncovered. Series 2 : the stories behind the Bard's greatest plays
produced by Blakeway Productions, 116 Films and Thirteen Productions LLC for WNET in association with PBS, Sky Arts and Shakespeare's Globe ; series producers Richard Denton and Nicola Stockley
[New York] : Thirteen/WNET, ©2014
Six celebrated hosts to tell the stories behind the stories of Shakespeare's greatest plays, revealing not just the elements in the play, but the history of the play itself. What sparked the creation of each of these works? Where did Shakespeare get his plots, and what cultural, political and religious factors influenced his writing? Why has this body of work endured so thoroughly? What, in the end, makes Shakespeare so great?
Jones Media DVD 20283

Mr. Church
Cinelou Films presents a Cinelou Films/Envision Media Arts production in association with Shenghua Entertainment and Voltage Pictures ; produced by Lee Nelson, David Buelow, Courtney Solomon, Mark Canton ; written by Susan McMartin ; directed by Bruce Beresford
Santa Monica, California : Lionsgate, [2016]
A little girl and her dying mother obtain the services of a talented cook. What begins as a six-month arrangement spans fifteen years and creates a family bond that lasts forever.
Jones Media DVD 20284

Jason Bourne
Universal Pictures presents ; in association with Perfect World Pictures ; a Kennedy/Marshall production ; in association with Captivate Entertainment/Pearl Street ; a Paul Greengrass film ; produced by Frank Marshall and five others ; written by Paul Greengrass & Christopher Rouse ; directed by Paul Greengrass
Universal City, CA : Universal Pictures Home Entertainment, [2016]
Jason Bourne, the CIA's most dangerous former operative, now remembers who he truly is and comes out of hiding to uncover more hidden truths about his past.
Jones Media DVD 20285

Something for everyone
Cinema Center Films presents ; Media Poductions, Inc. presents ; screenplay by Hugh Wheeler ; suggested by Harry Kressing's novel The Cook ; produced by John Flaxman ; directed by Harold Prince
New York, NY : Kino Lorber, Inc., [2016]
In post WW II Germany, the aristocratic Von Ornstein family has fallen on hard times. Countess Von Ornstein can't maintain her castle, but things begin to look up with the arrival of a handsome, young footman who apparently can do anything, and will, to gain his goal of becoming a member of the family. Konrad (York), an opportunist in Lederhosen, descends upon the 100-year-old Bavarian castle and proceeds to infiltrate everyone's bedroom. He becomes a footman but soon works his way up the household ladder until he's running things.
Jones Media DVD 20287

大阪万博史上最大の警備作戦 / 編集 NHK ; 企画協力 日本放送出版協会
[Tōkyō] : Hakkō Hanbaimoto NHK Entāpuraizu, 2013
A documentary on security system used for the 1970 Osaka Expo.
Jones Media DVD 20144

The secret life of pets
Illumination Entertainment ; written by Brian Lynch, Cinco Paul, Ken Daurio ; directed by Chris Renaud, Yarrow Cheney
Universal City, CA : Illumination Entertainment, [2016]
A hilarious comedy about the lives our pets lead after we leave for work or school each day. Max, a terrier, has his favorite-pet status turned upside-down when his owner takes in a stray named Duke.
Jones Media DVD 20288

Techo y comida : ¿y a ti quién te rescata?
Sherlock Films ; A Contracorriente Films presenta una producción Diversa Audiovisual ; una película de Juan Miguel del Castillo
[Spain] : A Contracorriente Films, [2016]
"It is 2012, and the crisis is at its peak. In Jerez in Andalucia, Rocio (de Molina) is a single mother, living in a apartment with her eight-year old son Adrian (Jaime Lopez). She owes eight months back rent, and has been receiving unemployment compensation for three and a half years. She has no family, for reasons not given. The opening scene is an interview in which she applies for financial aid, and is granted it: but the aid will not arrive for six months to a year... She then faces eviction by her landlord."--Hollywood Reporter, accessed May 9, 2016.
Jones Media DVD 20289

Thartharah fawqa al-Nīl
Aflām Jamāl al-Laythī tuqqaḍim ; ikhrāj, Ḥusayn Kamāl ; qiṣṣat, Najīb Maḥfoūz ; sīnāriyū wa-ḥiwār, Mamdūḥ al-Laythī
Cairo, Egypt : Rotana Distribution, 2002
"A profound look at the decadence of the Egyptian society during the twilight of the Nasserist era"--Container.
On Reserve at Jones Media 20292

Redwoods
TLA Releasing presents a Funny Boy Films production ; produced by Bill Gollihur ; written and directed by David Lewis
[United States] : TLA Releasing, ©2009
Everett and Miles are in a comfortable relationship, which is held together by raising their son. While his family travels out of town, introverted Everett finally has time to himself, that is until Chase, a strikingly handsome writer, pulls up in front of his home.
Jones Media DVD 20248

Pilobolus on "Sesame Street" : 6 films- 1980
written and produced by Mickey Stuart
[Place of publication not identified] : [Publisher not identified], ; [1980?]
Features six untitled educational dance films for children.
Rauner DVD 14321

The two Mrs. Grenvilles [(videorecording]
[UNITED STATES] : Warner Home Video, 2010
In a chic world of wealth and malice, a New York businessman is found dead and his wife claiming she accidentally shot him. Now it's up to the wife and mother of the dead man to make a pact in order to keep a family's name clean.
Jones Media DVD 20249

Syfy mega 6 pack [videorecording] maneater series
[Canada] ; Gaiam Media, 2013
Features six maneater movies.
Jones Media DVD 20250

The Choir : [videorecording]
based on the novel by Joanna Trollope ; screenplay by Ian Curteis, produced by Peter Gregeen, directed by Ferdinand Fairfax
London : BBC Worldwide, 2006
This mini-series, based on Joanna Trollope's novel, explores the internal politics and scandals of a British cathedral choir school. It features the singing voice of first-time actor and boy treble soloist Anthony Way, a real-life student at the St. Paul's Cathedral Choral School in London.
Jones Media DVD 20251

Dakan
Les Films du 20ème et La Sept Cinéma présentent ; un film écrit et réalisé par Mohamed Camara ; produit par René Féret
[San Francisco, Calif.] : California Newsreel [distributor], [2007?]
This first feature film on homosexuality from sub-Saharan Africa is a contemporary African reinterpretation of the age-old Romeo and Juliet conflict between love and social convention. When Sori and Manga tell their parents they are in love, they respond that, "It's impossible; since time began, it's never happened. Boys don't do that."
Jones Media DVD 20252

漫画家藤子。F。不二雄の仕事 Fujiko。F。Fujio : 僕は、のび太そのものだった / 企画。制作 日本放送出版協会
[Tōkyō] : Hakkō, Hanbaimoto NHK Entāpuraizu, 2015
Documentary about Fujimoto Hiroshi, a Japanese comic writer and cartoonist, who is one half of one of the most prolific comic writing team of Fujiko Fujio.
Jones Media DVD 20159

Deep Web
BOND/360 ; an EPIX presentation ; a Trouper, Bond/360 and Zipper Brothers Films production ; in association with Exhibit A ; producer, Glen Zipper ; producer, Marc Schiller ; written, produced, and directed by Alex Winter
New York City : Trouper, 2015
Covering the trial of Ross William Ulbricht, this documentary film chronicles events surrounding Silk Road, bitcoin and politics of the Dark Web.
Jones Media DVD 20253

The good guys. Season 1
created by Matt Nix
Beverly Hills, CA : Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation, 2014
Disc 4. Silence of the Dan -- The getaway -- Supercops -- Cop killer -- Partners.

Jake Peralta is a Brooklyn detective with a gift for closing cases and little respect for authority. When no-nonsense commanding officer Raymond Holt joins the 99th precinct with something to prove, the two go head-to-head.
Jones Media DVD 20254

Everything happens at night
Beverly Hills, Calif. : 20th century Fox, ©2014
Two rival reporters, searching for a once believed murdered man, fall in love with the same woman.
Jones Media DVD 20260

Batalʹonʺ
Moskva Lizard cinema trade, 2015
Jones Media DVD 20255

Ni aquí, ni allá = Neither here, nor there
a film by Gabriela Bortolamedi ; director, producer, Gabriela Bortolamedi ; co-producer, Mark Abramson
New York, NY : Women Make Movies [2015]
"Ni aquí, ni allá illuminates the challenges facing an undocumented college student and her family. Blanca, a second-year student at the University of California, Berkeley, crossed the border from Mexico into the United States with her parents when she was a child. As a student under the California DREAM Act who possess DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals), Blanca has temporary protection from deportation, though her undocumented parents, who live and work in California's agricultural Central Valley, do not. 'Ni aquí, ni allá' paints an intimate portrait of an undocumented family as they support each other during a turning point in their lives and stay together through the distance. At a time in this country's history where the debate around immigration is highly contested and demands to close the border are in the daily news, 'Neither here nor there' paints a very human face on [the] issue"--Container.
Jones Media DVD 20256

Quo vado?
Medusa Film, Taoduo Film ; soggetto e sceneggiatura, Luca Medici, Gennaro Nunziante ; una produzione Taodue in collaborazione con Mediaset Premium ; prodotto da Pietro Valsecchi ; regia, Gennaro Nunziante
[Italy] : Taoduo Film, 2016
"Checco is born on the privileged side of life in an Italian small town, with a guaranteed job as a public servant. When a new reformist government vows to cut down on bureaucracy, Checco is forced to accept worsening conditions"--IMDb.
Jones Media DVD 20259

Die Lügen der Sieger
Heimatfilm ; Buch, Ulrich Peltzer und Christoph Hochhäusler ; Ko-Produzent, Antoine de Clermont-Tonnerre ; Produzentin, Bettina Brokemper ; Regie, Christoph Hochhäusler
Berlin : NFP, [2015?]
Through a complex and rewarding game of connect-the-dots, the film explores that gray area where investigative journalism meets the murky world of political lobbyists who are seeking the dominance of big business over government policy.
Jones Media DVD 20276

Thérèse Desqueyroux
un film de Georges Franju ; adaptation de François Mauriac, Claude Mauriac et Georges Franju ; dialogue de François Mauriac
[Paris] : René Chateau Vidéo, 2012
A woman, acquitted of having attempted to murder her husband, attempts to analyse her motives and her attitude towards him.
Jones Media DVD 20277

Marguerite
Fidélité présente, en association avec Memento Films Distribution, une coproduction France-République tchèque-Belgique, Fidélité films and 6 others ; avec la participation de Canal+, Ciné+, France télévisions ; ecrite et réalisé par Xavier Giannoli ; produit par Oliver Delbosc et Marc Missonnier
[Brussels, Belgium] : Imagine Film Distribution, [2015]
1921, The beginning of the Golden Twenties. Not far from Paris. It is party day at Marguerite Dumonts castle. Like every year, an array of music lovers gathers around a great cause at the owners place. Nobody knows much about this woman except that she is rich and that her whole life is devoted to her passion: music. Marguerite sings. She sings wholeheartedly, but she sings terribly out of tune. In ways quite similar to the Castafiore, Marguerite has been living her passion in her own bubble, and the hypocrite audience, always coming in for a good laugh, acts as if she was the diva she believes she is. When a young, provocative journalist decides to write a rave article on her latest performance, Marguerite starts to believe even further in her talent. This gives her the courage she needs to follow her dream. Despite her husbands reluctance, and with the help of a has-been divo, both funny and mean, she decides to train for her first recital in front of a crowd of complete strangers. Loosely inspired by the life of Florence Foster Jenkins.
Jones Media DVD 20261

Igliqtiqsiuġvigruaq = [Swift water place]
written by Marshall Riggan, Brice Habeger, Matt Aiken ; directed by Brice Habeger
Holland, Ohio : Dreamscape Media, LLC, [2015]
For over 50 years, archaeologist Dr. Douglas Anderson, of Brown University, studied the Inupiaq Natives of Northwestern Alaska. When one of the last excavations of his career shuts down due to the discovery of human remains, he must rely on the relationships he has built with the Inupiaq.
Jones Media DVD 20262

The songs are free
with Bernice Johnson Reagon ; produced and directed by Gail Pellett ; a production of Public Affairs Television, Inc
[Princeton, NJ] : Films for the Humanities and Sciences, [2005]
Traces the history of communal singing and the repertoire rooted in the Black church -- from songs of resistance, courage, and pride to songs of determination and faith -- and explores their roles from the Underground Railroad through the Civil Rights movement and into the 90's.
Paddock DVD ML3556 .S698 2005

土本典昭, 1928-2008, director of film
[Hamden, Conn.] : Zakka Films, [2011]
In 1964 (box incorrectly says 1963) Japan was in the midst of its long period of high economic growth and Tokyo was busy revamping its urban infrastructure. When most were celebrating the economic expansion, Noriaki Tsuchimoto focused his analytical gaze on the life of one taxi driver, Kikuo Kawasaki. What he saw were miserable and unhealthy labor conditions, a Tokyo littered with traffic jams and construction work, a city where traffic accidents were multiplying and pedestrians unsafe. Coupling the tense visuals with impressive music, Tsuchimoto likens this supposedly new Tokyo to a skeletal wreck.
Jones Media DVD 20278

Elysia ; The Unashamed
Seattle, WA : Something Weird Video, ©2006
Unashamed : A beautiful woman is told by her doctor that she will never win the love of her boss because she bears "the cast of another race". She lures her boss to nudist camp Olympic Fields for his health, and is then dumped by her boss for another woman.
Jones Media DVD 20290

Road to peace : ancient wisdom of the 14th Dalai Lama of Tibet
Road to Peace Films presents a Road to Peace Films production ; produced and directed by Leon Stuparich
London : Road to Peace Films, [2013]
An initmate portrait of the 14th Dalai Lama that follows him during a visit to England in 2008. He discusses human values, religious tolerance, Buddhist tenets and the political situation in Tibet. Includes clips of speeches and press conferences, as well as candid footage.
Jones Media DVD 20282

Nature's playmates
D & R Pictures, Inc. ; produced by Thomas J. Dowd and Davis Freeman ; directed by Lewis H. Gordon
Seattle, WA : Something Weird Video, ©2003
When Sandra Elliot's husband disappears, she calls in Harper, private detective, to find him. Woefully explaining that her husband had been a nudist before they got married, perhaps he may have escaped to a Florida nudist camp. So with just a tip that Mr. Elliott can be identified by a tattoo on his arm, Harper and his lovely assistant Diana pose as brother and sister to search for the missing husband among the happy sun-worshippers.
Jones Media DVD 20291

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