Videos / DVDs Acquisitions during August 2017
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Artist of resistance
produced by Price Productions, LLC in association with Encanto Films ; producer/director of photography, Luis Bohorquez ; executive producer/director, Penelope Price
[Phoenix, Ariz.?] : Price Productions, LLC, ©2005
In Dec. 1981 government troops massacred at least 143 citizens (131 of them children under the age of 12) at El Mozote in northeast El Salvador. Argentine-born artist Claudia Bernardi joined the Argentine Forensic Anthropology Team as they exhumed the skeletal remains of the victims. Despite this evidence, the government granted amnesty to those responsible. This documentary juxtaposes footage of the excavation with scenes of village life, interviews, and footage of Bernardi creating her art in response to this atrocity.
Jones Media DVD 20816
The fantasy sports gamble
a Frontline production with The New York Times and Left/Right Docs ; WGBH ; reported by Walt Bogdanich, James Glanz ; written by Frank Koughan & Walt Bogdanich ; produced and directed by Frank Koughan ; producers, James Jacoby, Anya Bourg
[Arlington, Virginia] : PBS, 
An investigation with the New York Times into fantasy sports and online sports betting.
Jones Media DVD 20815
Cristiano Bortone, Daniele Mazzocca, Gianluca Arcopinto presentano un film di Francesco Munzi ; una produzione Orisa Produzioni ; prodotto da Cristiano Bortone, Daniele Mazzocca, Gianluca Arcopinto ; regia, Francesco Munzi
[Italy] : Mustang Entertainment, 
"Albanian teenager, Saimir, emigrates to Italy to start a new life with his father. His father tries to make a living transporting illegal immigrants. When this fails to make his father any money, he is drawn into an insidious prostitution ring. Saimir helps his father, but a love interest makes him question his life and future."--http://www.imdb.com.
Jones Media DVD 20812
Ti ho sposato per allegria
Mario Cecchi Gori presenta ; una produzione Fair Film ; regista, Luciano Salce
[Italy] : Cecchi Gori Home Video, 2010
Pietro, a young middle-class lawyer, marries Giuliana, an off-beat young woman.
Jones Media DVD 20813
Mignon é partita
Surf Film ; Leo Pescarolo e Luciano Martino presentano un film di Francesca Archibugi ; scritto di Francesca Archibugi, Gloria Malatesta, Claudia Sbarigia ; prodotto da Leo Pescarolo e Guido De Laurentiis ; una coproduzione Itano-Francese Ellepi Film, Chrysalide Film ; con la collaborazione della RAI Radiotelevisione Italiana
Firenze : General Video, ©2006
Mignon, a young and self-assured Parisian, becomes involved in a complex family situation while visiting cousins in Rome.
Jones Media DVD 20814
Screen Media Films presents a Kingdom County Productions/Marlboro College Production ; screenplay by Jay Craven ; produced by Jay Craven and Chip Hourihan ; directed by Jay Craven
New York, NY : Screen Media Films, 
When a young boy is sent to live on his grandparents' Vermont farm, he uncovers long-festering family secrets. Now, trapped in a household on a remote farm, Austen must plan his escape.
Jones Media DVD 20811
The year that trembled
an Ardustry Entertainment release ; Novel City Pictures presents ; produced by Tyler Davidson and Scott Lax ; screenplay and directed by Jay Craven
Encino, CA : Distributed by Ardustry Home Entertainment, 2003
A war chronicle and unconventional love story set in the shadow of Kent State's turbulent events, when passions ignited a nation and choices became a matter of life and death.
Jones Media DVD 20810
a programme by Architects, Designers, Planners for Social Responsibility (ADPSR) ; producer/director, Fred Johnson ; Media Working Group ; Community Programme Unit, BBC ; BBC Television
[Covington, Ky.] : Media Working Group, 
A study of the contemporary urban landscapes in which the new citadels of power separate the rich from the poor. Includes interviews with Edward Soja and David Harvey.
Jones Media DVD 20808
Bringing Tibet home
produced by Five by Nine Films ; produced by Tenzing Rigdol, Tenzin Tsetan Choklay ; written and directed by Tenzin Tsetan Choklay
[New York] : Five by Nine Films, 
"The film crew follow from start to finish the New York based Tibetan contemporary artist Tenzing Rigdol while he creates his most ambitious, political and crucial installation yet, the Soil Project. Inspired by his father's dying wish, to once again set foot on Tibetan soil, Rigdol transported soil from Tibet through Nepal to Dharamsala, India, to bring a piece of Tibet to the exiled community who are unable to return to their homeland."--Container.
Jones Media DVD 20809
Law of the border ; Taipei story
[New York] : Criterion Collection, 
[DVD disc 1]. Hudutların kanunu = Law of the border (black and white ; 1966) / Dadaş Film ; eser, Yılmaz Güney ; senaryo, Lütfi Ö. Akad ; rejisör, Lütfi Ö. Akad (76 min.) -- [DVD disc 2]. Qing mei zhu ma = Taipei story (color ; 1985) / screenplay by Hou Hsiao-hsien, Chu Tien-wen, Edward Yang ; produced by Huang Yung, Liu Jung-Feng, Liu Sheng-Chung ; directed by Edward Yang (119 min.).
Law of the border: Set along the Turkish-Syrian frontier, this film is a terse, elemental tale of smugglers contending with a changing social landscape. One of them is a a quiet man who finds himself fighting for his young son's life as he becomes pitted against his fellow outlaws.
Jones Media DVD 20807
Revenge ; Limite
[New York] : Criterion Collection, 
[DVD disc 1]. Mestʹ = Revenge (1989) / Kinostudi︠a︡ "Kazakfilʹm" im. Shakena Aĭmanova ; Tvorcheskoe obʺedinenie "Alem" ; avtor st︠s︡enarii︠a︡, Anatoliĭ Kim ; postanovka, Ermeka Shinarbaeva (color ; 100 min.) -- [DVD disc 2]. Limite (1931) / scenario, direcção, Mário Peixoto (silent ; black and white ; 118 min.).
Revenge: A child raised in Korea spends decades avenging the death of his father's first child.
Jones Media DVD 20806
Insiang ; Mysterious object at noon
[New York] : Criterion Collection, 
DVD [disc 1]. Insiang (color ; 1976) / Cinemanila Corporation ; story, Mario O'Hara ; screenplay, Mario O'Hara and Lamberto E. Antonio ; direction, Lino Brocka (94 min.) -- DVD [disc 2]. Mysterious object at noon = Dokfa nai meuman (black and white ; 2000) / the Hubert Bals Fund in association with 9/6 Cinema Factory and Firecracker Film Co., Ltd. present ; producers, Gridthiya Gaweewong, Mingmongkol Sonakul ; conceived and edited by Apichatopong Weerasethakul (90 min.)
Insiang: Insiang leads a quiet life dominated by household duties, but after she is raped by her mother's lover and abandoned by the young man who claims to care for her, she exacts vicious revenge.
Jones Media DVD 20805
el documental de Antoni Benaiges
Barcelona : [Publisher not identified], 2014
Jones Media DVD 20804
Der zwerg = The dwarf
Alexander Zemlinsky. Der zerbrochene Krug = The broken jug / Viktor Ullmann
[Halle/Saale] : Arthaus Musik, 2010
Der zwerg -- Der zerbrochene Krug.
Full recognition of their works and genius still awaits Alexander Zemlinsky and Viktor Ullmann, more than sixty-five years after their deaths. Their works are powerful, vibrant, life-affirming and tragic in turn. Their lives and personal histories were tragic, but their music transcends it all.
Paddock DVD M1500.Z46 Z84 2010
IFC Midnight, UK Film Council & Film4 present in association with Screen Yorkshire a Warp X/Rook Films production ; produced by Claire Jones & Andy Starke ; written by Ben Wheatley & Amy Jump ; directed by Ben Wheatley
New York, NY : IFC Films, 2012
After a hit job in Kiev left him physically and mentally scarred, an ex-soldier and present contract killer is pressured by his partner into taking a new assignment. As he enters into a bizarre and disturbing world, his fear and paranoia send him toward a point of no return.
Jones Media DVD 20803
A quiet passion
Gibson & MacLeod, Weathervane Productions and Screen Flanders in association with Double Dutch International and Indomitable Entertainment present a Hurricane Films, Potemkino and Scope Pictures production ; a Terence Davies film ; written and directed by Terence Davies ; produced by Roy Boulter, Sol Papadopoulos
Chicago, IL : Music Box Films, 
The story of poet Emily Dickinson, whose genius, wit, intellectual independence, and pathos only came to be recognized after her death.
Jones Media DVD 20802
The witch's mirror = El espejo de la bruja
Alameda Films ; CasaNegra presents a film by Chano Urueta ; screenplay by Alfredo Ruanova & Carlos Enrique Taboada ; directed by Chano Urueta
[Place of publication not identified] : Panik House Entertainment ; 
An unforgettable foray into black magic, high spookery, and dazzling storytelling.
Jones Media DVD 20799
una producción de Penélope Cruz, Julio Medem ; en coproducción con Morena Films, Ma Ma Peliculas a.i.e., Mare Nostrum Productions, Ma Ma PC, producida por Penélope Cruz, Julio Medem, Alvaro Longoria ; escrita y dirigida por Julio Medem
[New York] : Oscilloscope Laboratories, 
Just as Magda is diagnosed with breast cancer, she meets Arturo, a devoted husband and father in the midst of unspeakable loss. Their chance encounter leads both down a path of strength, grace, love, and rebirth.
Jones Media DVD 20800
The man in the white suit
Ealing Studios production ; screenplay by Roger MacDougall, John Dighton, Alexander Mackendrick ; produced by Michael Balcon ; directed by Alexander Mackendrick
Troy, Mich. : Distributed by Anchor Bay Entertainment, ©2002
Sir Alec Guinness is Sidney Stratton, an eccentric chemist who invents a fiber that never wrinkles, wears out, or gets dirty. But when mill owners and workers realize this miracle fiber will destroy their industry, Sidney becomes the most hunted man in the nation.
Jones Media DVD 20801
島山 안 창호 : 그대 는 나라 를 사랑 하는가? / 기획 박 기홍 ; 글, 구성 김 영진 ; 제작 SBS
[Seoul] : SBS, 2016
Features the life of Tosan An Ch'ang-ho, a Korean independence fighter who traveled to USA, Mexico, China, and Europe to spread his philosophy and create a network of Korean immigrants.
Jones Media DVD 20792
花宵道中 = A courtesan with flowered skin / 監督, 豊島圭介 ; 脚本, 鴨義信
[Hong Kong] : Jiao yang dian ying, 
"The New Yoshiwara pleasure district, in the twilight years of the Edo Period. Popular prostitute Asagiri (Yumi Adachi) will soon be freed from her indentured service. One day at a local festival, she meets young artisan Hanjiro (Yasushi Fuchikami) which changes her destiny. Asagiri feels love for the first time in her life, but history involving Hanjiro's client (Kanji Tsuda) leads to tragic circumstances. "-- IMDb.
Jones Media DVD 20781
舌尖上的武士道 = A tale of samurai cooking : a true love story / 監督, 朝原雄三 ڜ$1!Sa!Ci, 柏田道夫 山室有纪子 朝原雄三
"During the Edo Period of Japan, an excellent cook marries the heir to a renowned cooking family. However, her husband is a terrible chef. With the help of her new mother-in-law, she begins to teach him the ways of the culinary arts."--IMDb.
Jones Media DVD 20784
相愛的約定. We were there : first love / 制作, 東宝 ; 監督, 三木孝浩 ; 原作, 小畑友紀 ; 脚本, 吉田智子. 前篇 =
""We Were There" follows the 10 year romance between Motoharu Yano (Toma Ikuta) & Nanami Takahashi (Yuriko Yoshitaka). During their high school days, Motoharu Yano was the most popular boy in school, but can't get over the death of his girlfriend from a car crash. Nanami Takahashi falls in love with Motoharu Yano and must deals with his inability to let go of the past."--Asianwiki.
Jones Media DVD 20790
相愛的約定. We were there : true love / 制作, 東宝 ; 監督, 三木孝浩 ; 原作, 小畑友紀 ; 脚本, 吉田智子. 後篇 =
"During the 2nd year of high school in the winter season, Yano (Toma Ikuta) transferred from Kushiro to Tokyo due to a family matter. Yano and Nanami (Yuriko Yoshitaka) promised to meet again. A couple of years later, Nanami is busy finding a job, while Yano's friend Takeuchi (Sousuke Takaoka) supports her. in the beginning, Yano and Nanami kept their relationship, even with the long distance between them, but Yano suddenly stops contacting Nanami."--Asianwik
Jones Media DVD 20791
嫲煩家族 = What a wonderful family / 脚本, 山田洋次, 平松惠美子 ; 制作・配給, 松竹株式会社,「家族はつらいよ」製作委員会
[Hong Kong] : Lei she qi ye you xian gong si, 
"A husband and wife have been married for 50 years. For her birthday, the husband asks the wife what she wants for her birthday present. She replies that she wants a divorce. The wife's divorce announcement sends the entire family into chaos. Their children are much thrown into a state of panic to hear this news of separation. Amid the sudden tumult of life, each member of the family begins to publicize respective grievances."--IMDb.
Jones Media DVD 20778
比海還深 = After the storm / 監督 腳本 是枝裕和
"Dwelling on his past glory as a prize-winning author, Ryota (Hiroshi Abe) wastes the money he makes as a private detective on gambling and can barely pay child support. After the death of his father, his aging mother (Kirin Kiki) and beautiful ex-wife (Yoko Make) seem to be moving on with their lives. Renewing contact with his initially distrusting family, Ryota struggles to take back control of his existence and to find a lasting place in the life of his young son (Taiyo Yoshizawa) - until a stormy summer night offers them a chance to truly bond again"--IMDb.
Jones Media DVD 20782
飛吧 蒲公英 = ペタル ダンス / 監督, 脚本, 編集, 石川寬
"Four women, who have their own different sorrows, embark on a road trip. They look back at their past and restart their lives"--IMDb.
Jones Media DVD 20785
謎の時空 : 僕だけがいない街 = Erased / 監督, 平川雄一朗 ; 脚本, 後藤法子
[Hong Kong] : Lei she qi ye you xian gong si, 
"Struggling manga author Satoru Fujinuma is beset by his fear to express himself. However, he has a supernatural ability of being forced to prevent deaths and catastrophes by being sent back in time before the incident occurred, repeating time until the accident is prevented. One day, he gets involved in an accident that has him framed as a murderer. Desperate to save the victim, he sends himself back in time only to find himself as a grade-schooler one month before fellow classmate Kayo Hinazuki went missing. Satoru now embarks on a new quest: to save Kayo and solve the mystery behind her disappearance."--IMDb.
Jones Media DVD 20777
학교의 재탄생 / 기획 EBS
[Seoul] : EBS, 
disc 1. Hakkyo wa maŭl, kŭ arŭmdaun kongjon -- disc 2. Tongsimi pijŏnaen kkumŭi sŏnyul -- disc 3. Chagŭn hakkyo, k'ŭn kkumŭl tamda.
Features the efforts and success of parents and teachers to save a school from closing down, and how hard they worked for better education for their children.
Jones Media DVD 20793
directed by Nick Broomfield
[U.K.] : Tartan Films, 2007
Longtime documentary director Nick Broomfield (Kurt & Courtney, Aileen Wuornos: The Selling of a Serial Killer) eschews the format with which filmgoers generally associate him to tell this affecting tale of Chinese émigrés looking to earn a healthy, albeit illegal, living in the U.K. Ai Qin is a desperate mother from Fujian who is willing to pay the Snakehead gang 25,000 dollars to smuggle her into the U.K. Once there, Ai Qin plans to send the majority of the money back to China order to support her son and family. But life in the U.K. isn't easy, even for the hardest-working Chinese immigrant. Not only does Ai Qin live with 15 other immigrants in a suburban, two-bedroom house, but with three million other migrant workers forming the foundation of the United Kingdom's hospitality, food supply, and construction industries, the search for better-paying jobs that will help them pay back their sizeable debts are never-ending. In keeping with Broomfield's decidedly real-world approach to filmmaking and in order to maintain authenticity, the director cast an actual former migrant worker, Ai Qin Lin, who had once been illegally smuggled into the U.K. (and has since gained legal citizenship) in the lead role.
Jones Media DVD 20795
Soldier on the roof
Sarphati Media production, in co-production with VPRO Television ; written and directed by Esther Hertog ; Harry de Winter, Gijs van de Westelaken ; creative producer, Paul King
Jerusalem : Ruth Diskin Films, 
Hebron, only a dot on the world map, but a place that is known and recognized worldwide as the center of many conflicts between Israelis and Palestinians. It is also the place where patriarch Abraham has his tomb. In the West Bank city of Hebron, a major holy place to both Jews and Muslims, some 800 extremist Jewish settlers live in the midst of a Palestinian population of over 120,000. For three years, Esther Hertog has been filming from within the settler community, capturing unique scenes of their real, sometimes even surreal daily life. An entire army battalion watches over the Jewish community from the city rooftops. Esther Hertog, a young Israeli-Dutch filmmaker spent three years in Hebron. She observed the daily life of the settlers, which resulted in a fascinating document, the absurd mix of soldiers, ideological settlers and their children playing. As a character-driven documentary, the essential narrative of "Soldier on the Roof" depicts the filmmaker's personal quest to understand the daily lives and motivations of Hebron's settlers.
Jones Media DVD 20794
Shivers : A bizarre mystery of a deadly disease that causes its victims to perform barbarous acts of violence and perverse sexual behavior. Life is ideal on Starliner Island. The wealthy people who reside in this secluded oasis are surrounded by every possible luxury and converience. It's the atmosphere of easy country living while being in the midst of a large city. Starliner Tower is the showpiece of the island, with its own shops, recreational facilities, and private medical clinic. The residents couldn't be more secure ... until it happened! Suddenly, a strange disease is passed from resident to resident gaining virulence with each passing day.
Jones Media DVD 20789
Gloria : in her own words
produced by Peter Kunhardt, Sheila Nevins ; directed by Peter Kunhardt ; Kunhardt McGee Productions
[New York, N.Y.] : HBO, 
Gloria Steinem talks about her career and her role as a feminist. Includes clips of contemporary film and television footage.
Jones Media DVD 20788
Vic + Flo ont vu un ours
Films Boutique ; Fun Film Distribution ; Metafilms ; La Maison de Prod ; production, S. Morissette, S. Corbeil ; un film de D. Côté ; scénario et réalisation, Denis Côté ; production Stéphanie Morissette, Sylvain Corbeil
[Brooklyn, New York ]: Kimstim, 
A darkly mysterious tale of two lesbian ex-cons, Victoria and Florence, trying to make a new life in the backwoods of Quebec. Seeking peace and quiet, the couple slowly begin to feel under siege as Vic's probation officer keeps unexpectedly popping up and a strange woman in the neighborhood soon turns out to be a sinister force from Flo's past.
Jones Media DVD 20787
My American cousin
Independent Pictures, Inc. ; Borderline productions ; produced by Peter O'Brian, Sandy Wilson in association with the Canadian Broadcasting Corp. ; written and directed by Sandy Wilson
Beverly Hills, CA : Twentieth Century Fox, 
A backwoods Canadian 12-year-old longs for excitement in her life, and her reckless rebellious American cousin provides it when he arrives in town.
Jones Media DVD 20786
Die tote Stadt : Oper in drei Bildern
Musik von Erich Wolfgang Korngold ; Text von Paul Schott nach der Erzählung "Das tote Brügge" von Georges Rodenbach ; Inszenierung, Götz Friedrich ; SFB
[Halle/Saale] : Arthaus Musik, ©2012
"'If Berlin's opera devotees were asked to name the most thrilling, most memorable productions in any of the city's three houses during the last twenty-five years, hardly anyone would hesitate to include Götz Friedrich's 1983 Deutsche Oper staging of Erich Wolfgang Korngold's opera Die tote Stadt on the list. That production -- starring Friedrich's wife, Karan Armstrong, as Marietta and James King as Paul with breathtakingly beautiful sets by Andreas Reinhardt that captured the gloomy, morbid atmosphere of old Brügge perfectly -- is justly considered a legend.'--Opera News, 2004"--Container.
Paddock DVD M1500.K67 T6 2012
writer, Guillermo Calderón ; director, Pablo Larrain
[Culver City, California] : Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, 
An inspector hunts down Nobel Prize-winning Chilean poet, Pablo Neruda, who becomes a fugitive in his home country in the late 1940s for joining the Communist Party.
Jones Media DVD 20780
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