Videos / DVDs Acquisitions during December 2017

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Odds against tomorrow
Harbel Productions ; producer, Robert Wise ; screenplay, Abraham Polonsky, Nelson Gidding ; director, Robert Wise
Santa Monica, CA : MGM/UA Home Video, 2003
One hundred and fifty thousand dollars, ready for the taking. It's too much to resist for Earl Slater, a bigoted ex-con slumming through life with a patronizing girlfriend, an obliging neighbor and zero expectations. He agrees to be part of a bank job planned by former cop Burke. Until, that is, he finds out one of his partners will be a black man. Earl's desperate need for cash, however, leads him to reconsider. For the job only, he'll put his racism aside ... until moments away from the score, hatred erupts.
Jones Media DVD 21035

Zhivoi trup
Lenfilʹm ; rezhissėr Vladimir Vengerov, avtor st︠s︡enarii︠a︡ Vladimir Vengerov, po odnoimennoĭ pʹese L.N. Tolstogo
Sankt-Peterburg : Lenfilʹm, [1968]
The Russian nobleman Fedor Vasilʹevich Protasov cannot come to terms with the hypocrisy surrounding him, but is powerless to fight against it. He begins to drink, leaves home, and gradually declines. Protasov's behavior promotes his wife Liza's increasing closeness with Viktor Karenin, a longtime friend of the family. Fedor, not being able to endure the lying and humiliation involved in the forthcoming divorce trial, stages a suicide, and apparently leaves the life of his family forever. Only thanks to an unfortunate occurence does it become known that Fedor Protasov is alive. Liza, who had made her peace with her husband's death and married Karenin, is summoned to court on the accusation of bigamy. In order to end the stupid and false comedy of the trial, and spare innocent people from dishonor, Protasov shoots himself.
Jones Media DVD 21015

T︠S︡arʹ
Profit-Sinema ; SPL-Filʹm ; avtory st︠s︡enarii︠a︡, Alekseĭ Ivanov, Pavel Lungin ; rezhisser-postanovshchik, Pavel Lungin ; prodi︠u︡ser, Pavel Lungin
Moskva : Profit-Sinema : [2009]
"In 16th-century Russia in the grip of chaos, Ivan the Terrible strongly believes he is vested with a holy mission. Believing he can understand and interpret the signs, he sees the Last Judgment approaching. He establishes absolute power, cruelly destroying anyone who gets in his way. During this reign of terror, Philip, the superior of the monastery on the Solovetsky Islands, a great scholar and Ivan's close friend, dares to oppose the sovereign's mystical tyranny. What follows is a clash between two completely opposite visions of the world, smashing morality and justice, God and men. A grand-scale film with excellent leading roles by Mamonov and Yankovsky. An allegory of Stalinist Russia"--Written by Warsaw Film Festival and viewed in IMDB.
Jones Media DVD 21014

Lāunām = Sleepless = Les nuits blanches
ikhrāj Ṣalāḥ Abū Sayf
al-Qāhirah : Rutānā, 1957
Jones Media DVD 21013

Strange brew
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer ; producer, Louis M. Silverstein ; written by Rick Moranis & Dave Thomas and Steven De Jarnatt ; directed by Dave Thomas and Rick Moranis
Burbank, CA : Warner Home Video, [2016]
All the McKenzie brothers want is a free case of beer and a quiet place to belch, so they put a mouse in a beer bottle and go to the Elsinore Brewery to complain. There they encounter the diabolical Brewmeister Smith who has concocted a scheme to rule the world by contaminating Elsinore Beer with a mind-controlling chemical.
Jones Media DVD 21047

Lovesong
Autumn Productions and Gamechanger Films present ; a soandbrand production in association with Monofonus Press ; directed by So Yong Kim ; written by So Yong Kim, Bradley Rust Gray ; produced by Alex Lipschultz, Bradley Rust Gray, Johnny Mac, David Hansen
Culver City, CA : Strand Releasing, [2017]
Neglected by her husband, Sarah embarks on an impromptu road trip with her young daughter and her best friend, Mindy. Along the way, the dynamic between the two friends intensifies before circumstances force them apart. Years later, Sarah attempts to rebuild their intimate connection in the days before Mindy's wedding.
Jones Media DVD 21046

Fido
Lionsgate presents an Anagram Pictures production in association with Telefilm Canada ; British Columbia Film ; Canadian Television Fund ; with financial participation of Movie Central ; produced in association with CHUM Television ; directed by Andrew Currie ; written by Robert Chomiak, Andrew Currie, Dennis Heaton ; produced by Blake Carbet and Mary Anne Waterhouse
[Santa Monica, Calif.] : Lionsgate Entertainment, [2007]
Timmy's best friend in the whole world is a six-foot tall rotting zombie named Fido. When Fido eats the next-door neighbor, Mom and Dad hit the roof, and Timmy has to go to the ends of the Earth to keep Fido a part of the family.
Jones Media DVD 21045

Maudie
Mongrel Media present with the participation of Telefilm Canada, The Newfoundland and Labrador Film Development Corporation, Ontario Media Development corporation and the Harold Greenberg Fund, Bord Scannán na hÉireann/The Irish Film Board ; in association with Corner Piece Capital, Citadel Canadian Films Inc ; a Rink Rat Productions, Screen Door, Parallel Films co-production ; a film by Aisling Walsh ; directed by Aisling Walsh ; written by Sherry White ; producers, Bob Cooper, Mary Young Leckie, Mary Sexton, Susan Mullen
Culver City, California : Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, [2017]
Based on a true story, the unlikely romance between Canadian folk artist Maud Lewis and reclusive fishmonger Everett Lewis.
Jones Media DVD 21044

Beyond the black rainbow
Chromewood presents ; a Panos Cosmatos film ; produced by Christya Nordstokke ; produced by Oliver Linsley ; written and directed by Panos Cosmatos
Los Angeles, Calif. : Magnolia Home Entertainment : ©2012
Set in the 80s; a young, mute woman is kept captive and sedated in a secluded compound by drugs and a mind-control sadistic leader, manages to escape her confinement. As she tries to escape the compound, obviously hindered by lack of communication skills and terror of the search by her captors & guardians of the compound she has no one to trust, no one to help her.
Jones Media DVD 21043

Politics
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer presents ; directed by Charles F. Riesner ; story by Zelda Sears and Malcom Stuart Boylan ; adaptation by Wells Root ; dialogue by Robert E. Hopkins
Burbank, CA : Turner Entertainment Co. ; [2009]
When a widow's daughter gets involved with a young mobster who has been framed for murder, she decides to run for mayor in order to initiate change within her town, including encouraging women to stop taking care of their husbands if they don't vote for her.
Jones Media DVD 21042

Poznavai︠a︡ belyĭ svet
Lenfilʹm, Klassik Filʹm ; avtor st︠s︡enarii︠a︡ Grigoriĭ Baklanov, Kira Muratova (uchastie) ; rezhisser-postanovshchik, Kira Muratova
Sankt-Peterburg : OOO "Lenfilʹm-Video" : ©2001, ©2002
A romantic love story that takes place at the construction site of a huge tractor factory. The love triangle involves a female construction worker and two male truck drivers who vie for her affection.
Jones Media DVD 21038

Ėkipazh
Rossii︠a︡ 1 ; Fond Kino ; rezhisser, Nikolaĭ Lebedev ; st︠s︡enariĭ, Tikhon Kornev, Nikolaĭ Kulikov, Nikolaĭ Lebedev
Russia : Pervyĭ kanal, [2016]
"A story about bravery, self-sacrifice and human dignity put on trial by the merciless power of nature. A young pilot is fired from military air force after disobeying an absurd order. He gets a job as a co-pilot with a civil airline. Being brutally honest and direct, he is not on best terms with his new colleagues. During a flight to Asia his crew receives a distress message from a volcanic island and makes a decision to attempt a rescue mission. Will it be a success? Will they survive the disaster?"--From imdb.com.
Jones Media DVD 21039

Mishenʹ
Ren Filʹm ; generalʹnyĭ prodi︠u︡sery, Dmitriĭ Lesnevskiĭ ; rezhisser-postanovshchik, Aleksandr Zelʹdovich
Moskva : Misterii︠a︡ zvuka, [2011]
In 2020, four rich Muscovites, part of a privileged elite, travel to a remote place in search of eternal youth.
Jones Media DVD 21040

The love merchant. The layout
written and directed by Joe Sarno
[Seattle, WA] : Something Weird Video, ©2005
The love merchant- Biker Click procures lovely willing young women for decadent millionaire playboy Kendall Harvey III. Kendall sets his sights on Peggy Johns as his next conquest, but the married and straight-laced Peggy turns down his proposal. However, after her husband's advertising business finds itself in a financial slump, Kendall offers to help out but only if Peggy agrees to be his intimate companion for two days.
Jones Media DVD 21041

I was a communist for the F.B.I
Warner Bros. Pictures presents a Warner Bros.-First National picture ; screen play by Crane Wilbur ; produced by Bryan Foy ; directed by Gordon Douglas
Burbank, Calif. : Turner Entertainment Co. : ©2009
The FBI infiltrates one of their agents in the US Communist Party. This causes big problems in the normal life of the agent. Nobody knows that he is with the FBI, including his family.
Jones Media DVD 21037

Beatriz at dinner
directed by Miguel Arteta ; written by Mike White ; produced by Aaron L. Gilbert, Pamela Koffler, David Hinojosa, Christine Vachon ; a Bron Studios/Killer Films production ; in association with Creative Wealth Media
Santa Monica, California : Lions Gate Entertainment, [2017]
Beatriz, an immigrant from a poor town in Mexico, has drawn on her innate kindness to build a career as a spiritual health practitioner in Los Angeles. Doug Strutt is a cutthroat, self-satisfied billionaire real estate developer. When these two opposites meet at a dinner party, their worlds collide and neither will ever be the same.
Jones Media DVD 21036

Art 21. Seasons one and two [videorecording] : art in the twenty-first century
a production of Art 21, Inc. ; created and produced by Susan Sollins, Susan Dowling ; directed by Catherine Tatge and Deborah Shaffer
[United States] : Art21, Inc. : c2003
Disc 1. Season 1. Place / host: Laurie Anderson ; featured artists: Laurie Anderson, Richard Serra, Sally Mann, Margaret Kilgallen, Barry McGee, Pepón Osorio (56 min.) -- Spirituality / host: S. Epatha Merkerson ; featured artists: Beryl Korot, Ann Hamilton, John Feodorov, Shahzia Sikander, James Turrell (56 min.) -- Identity / host, Steve Martin ; featured artists: William Wegman, Bruce Nauman, Kerry James Marshall, Maya Lin, Louise Bourgeois (56 min.) -- Consumption / host: John McEnroe ; featured artists: Barbara Kruger, Michael Ray Charles, Matthew Barney, Andrea Zittel, Mel Chin (56 min.) -- Disc 2. Season 2. Stories / host: John Waters ; featured artists: Charles Atlas, Kara Walker, Kiki Smith, Do-Ho Suh, Trenton Doyle Hancock (56 min.) -- Loss and desire / host: Jane Alexander ; featured artists: Collier Schorr, Gabriel Orozco, Janine Antoni (56 min.) -- Time / host: Merce Cunningham ; featured artists: Martin Puryear, Paul Pfeiffer, Vija Celmins, Tim Hawkinson (56 min.) -- Humor / host: Margaret Cho ; featured artists: Charles Atlas, Eleanor Antin, Raymond Pettibon, Elizabeth Murray, Walton Ford (56 min.).

Presents 37 diverse artists, taking viewers into artists' studios, homes, and communities to provide an intimate view of their lives, work, creative processes, and sources of inspiration.
On Reserve at Jones Media 21049

Art:21. Season six : art in the twenty-first century
curator, Susan Sollins ; series created by Susan Sollins and Susan Dowling
[Arlington, Virginia] : PBS Distribution [Distributor], [2012]
Change : Catherine Opie, El Anatsui, Ai Weiwei -- Boundaries : David Altmejd, Tabaimo, assume vivid astro focus, Lynda Benglis -- History : Glenn Ligon, Mary Reid Kelley, Marina Abramović -- Balance : Rackstraw Downes, Robert Mangold, Sarah Sze.

Contemporary art reflects the ideas of our time, and artists are the creative role models grappling with today's most timely questions. What is the nature of reality? How do we respond to a world in flux? Why do some historical events shape the way we think today, and why have some been forgotten? Explore these ideas and many more in Season Six of Art in the Twenty-First Century. Spotlights contemporary artists at work from Nigeria to New York City, from Beijing to Brazil.
On Reserve at Jones Media 21051

Art21. Season eight : art in the twenty-first century
curator and producer, Wesley Miller
Arlington, Virginia : PBS Distribution [distributor], 2014
Chicago. Nick Cave ; Theaster Gates ; Barbara Kasten ; Chris Ware -- Los Angeles. Edgar Arceneaux ; Liz Larner ; Tala Madani ; Diana Thater -- Mexico City. Natalia Almada ; Minerva Cuevas ; Damián Ortega ; Pedro Reyes -- Vancouver. Stan Douglas ; Brian Jungen ; Liz Magor ; Jeff Wall.

"Get inspired by today's most compelling artists and discover the stories, ideas, and methods behind their work in the ART21 documentary series Art in the Twenty-First Century. This Peabody Award-winning series takes viewers behind the scenes into artists' studios, homes, and communities to provide intimate access to their lives, creative processes, and sources of inspiration. Join host Claire Danes for Season Eight, featuring sixteen artists from North America whose work helps us see the world in new and exciting ways"--Container.
On Reserve at Jones Media 21050

Art:21 : art in the twenty-first century : season 7
executive producer & curator, Susan Sollins ; series producer, Eve Moros Ortega
[Arlington, Va.] : PBS Distribution, [2014]
INVESTIGATION / with Thomas Hirschhorn, Graciela Iturbide, Leonardo Drew -- SECRETS / with Elliott Hundley, Arlene Shechet, Trevor Paglen -- LEGACY / with Wolfgang Laib, Tania Bruguera, Abraham Cruzvillegas -- FICTION / with Katharina Grosse, Joan Jonas, Omer Fast.

"Season seven features twelve artists from the United States, Europe, and Latin America, in locations as diverse as a New York City public housing development, a military testing facility in the Nevada desert, a jazz festival in Sweden, a ceramics factory in Germany, and an activist neighborhood in Mexico"--Container.
On Reserve at Jones Media 21048

Seven men from now
Warner Bros. Pictures presents ; original story and screenplay by Burt Kennedy ; a Batjac production ; produced by Andrew V. McLaglen and Robert E. Morrison ; directed by Budd Boetticher
[United States] : Paramount Home Entertainment, [2005]
A former sheriff tracks down seven men through the desert in an effort to avenge his wife's murder.
Jones Media DVD 21058

Rules don't apply
Regency Enterprises and RatPac Entertainment present ; in association with Worldview Entertainment Partners, Considered Entertainment, Robson Orr Entertainment, Shangri-La Entertainment, Fiore Group, Demarest Films, Windsor Media, Tatira ; produced and directed by Warren Beatty ; screenplay by Warren Beatty ; story by Warren Beatty and Bo Goldman ; produced by Arnon Milchan, Brett Ratner, James Packer, Steve Bing, Ron Burkle, Frank Giustra, Steven Mnuchin, Sybil Robson Orr, Terry Semel, Jeffrey Soros, William D. Johnson, Christopher Woodrow, Molly Conners, Sarah E. Johnson, Jonathan McCoy
Beverly Hills, California : 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment, [2017]
Hollywood, 1958. Small town beauty queen and devout Baptist virgin Marla Mabrey, under contract to the infamous Howard Hughes, arrives in Los Angeles. At the airport, she meets her driver Frank Forbes, who is engaged to be married to his seventh grade sweetheart and is a deeply religious Methodist. Their instant attraction puts their religious convictions to the test, and also defies Hughes' number one rule: No employee is allowed to have any relationship whatsoever with a contract actress.
Jones Media DVD 21057

Phantasm
produced by D.A. Coscarelli ; written and directed by Don Coscarelli
[Plano, Texas] : Well Go USA Entertainment, [2016]
A teenage boy, Mike, and his friends face off against a mysterious grave robber known only as the Tall Man. The Tall Man keeps a lethal arsenal of awful weapons with him, which makes Mike even more nervous to battle him.
Jones Media DVD 21056

Manic
Next Wave Films presents a Manic production ; a film by Jordan Melamed ; written by Michale Bacall, Blayne Weaver ; produced by Trudi Callon, Kirk Hassig ; directed by Jordan Melamed
Santa Monica, CA : MGM Home Entertainment, [2004], ©2001
Special features: Widescreen version enhanced for widescreen TVs -- Audio commentary by director Jordan Melamed and co-star Michael Bacall -- Deleted scenes with optional director commentary -- Original theatrical trailer.

A troubled young man is committed to a juvenile mental institution, where he is forced by his counselor to confront the source of his rage or face the grim prospect of a life behind bars.
Jones Media DVD 21055

Confirmation
director, Rick Famuyiwa ; writer, Susannah Grant
New York, NY : Home Box Office, [2016]
Look behind the curtain of Washington politics, depicting the explosive 1991 Clarence Thomas Supreme Court nomination hearings where Anita Hill accused him of sexual harassment. The hearings brought the country to a standstill and became a pivotal moment in American culture forever changing how people perceive and experience workplace equality and gender politics.
Jones Media DVD 21054

The Nile Hilton incident
an Atmo production in association with Ostlicht Filmproduktion, Final Cut for Real, Film i Väst, Nordsvensk Filmunderhällning, Sveriges Television, Chimney Scanbox, Copenhagen Film Fund ; directed by Tarik Saleh
[Culver City, California] : Strand Releasing, [2017]
Cairo, 2011, just weeks before the revolution. Police Detective Noredin, working in the infamous Kasr el-Nil Police Station, is handed the case of a murdered singer. He soon realizes that the investigation concerns the very power elite, close to the president's inner circle.
Jones Media DVD 21053

Don Quixote
Hallmark Entertainment ; directed by Peter Yates
[United States] : Hallmark Entertainment, 2000
Jones Media DVD 21052

Veronica Guerin
Touchstone Pictures and Jerry Bruckheimer Films present ; a Joel Schumacher film ; produced by Jerry Bruckheimer ; story by Carol Doyle ; screenplay by Carol Doyle and Mary Agnes Donoghue ; directed by Joel Schumacher
Burbank, CA : Touchstone Home Entertainment : ©2004
"The attacks of the devil" -- Opening credits/Into their world -- Human interest -- The coach -- A quiet life -- A vast conspiracy -- A visitor -- The latest candidate -- A life under threat -- Pressing the investigation -- Meeting John Gilligan -- An offer refused -- Cleaning things up -- The Naas Road -- Epilogue -- Parting/End credits.

Based on real-life events, the film tells the story of Dublin journalist Veronica Guerin, a relentless crime reporter for The Sunday Independent during the early '90s. In 1994, Guerin--who had previously been reporting corporate corruption and church scandals--turned her attention to Ireland's increasing drug problem. Her investigations, however, brought her to the attention of Dublin's crime underworld; the deeper she dug, the more danger she found herself in. Guerin's violent murder in 1996 led to a revision of Ireland's laws and the creation of the Criminal Assets Bureau, allowing the government to seize dealer assets. After Guerin's death and the resultant investigations and arrests, drug crimes in Ireland dropped by fifty percent.
Jones Media DVD 21060

Stephen King's It
the Konigsberg/Sanitsky Company, Green/Epstein Productions in association with Lorimar Television ; teleplay by Lawrence D. Cohen and Tommy Lee Wallace ; directed by Tommy Lee Wallace
A group of children known as The Losers Club take on an evil entity that exploits its victims fears and sometimes kills them, most often manifesting as a sadistic clown. The same group reunite thirty years later when "It" reemerges.
Jones Media DVD 21059

Lermontov
Star Media ; Rezhisser Maksim Bespalyĭ
Rossii︠a︡ : Star Media, 2014
Dramatized documentary about the 19th-century Russian poet Mikhail Lermontov.
Jones Media DVD 21064

Gospodin oformitelʹ
Lenfilʹm ; rezhisser-postanovshchik, Oleg Tept︠s︡ov ; avtor st︠s︡enarii︠a︡, I︠U︡riĭ Arabov
[Moscow] : Kinostudii︠a︡ "Mosfilʹm", [2016?]
A young successful artist in early 20th century St. Petersburg, striginv to find the secret of eternal life through the beautiful mannequins he creates, is asked to decorate a store-front window. His masterful creation is modeled on a dying young woman. Later, he meets the same half-forgotten woman.
Jones Media DVD 21061

Daun khaus
Studii︠a︡ "Poligon" ; st︠s︡enariĭ, R. Kachanov, I. Okhlobystin ; rezhisser-postanovshchik Roman Kachanov
Moskva : Poligon, 2001
Loosely based on Dostoyevsky's The Idiot. Features Prince Myshkin who is returning from an asylum and falls in love with a myriad of people, including Rogozhin and Nastasya. Rogozhin murders Nastasya and the prince relapses into madness.
Jones Media DVD 21062

Mne ne bolʹno [videorecording]
Kinoprokatna︠i︡a gruppa Nashe kino i Kinokompani︠i︡a Karoprokat predstavl︠i︡a︠i︡ut proizvodstvo Kinokompanii STV ; rezhisser-postanovshchik Alekseĭ Balabanov ; prod︠i︡user, Sergeĭ Selʹt︠i︡anov
Moskva : So︠i︡uz Video, [2006]
Film about life and love in modern urban Russia. Three young inhabitants of St.Petersburg start an interior design business that succeeds beyond their dreams. When one of them, Misha, starts dating their rich client, a romantic story unfolds.
Jones Media DVD 21065

Palata No. 6 = Ward no. 6
Mosfilʹm ... predstavaret ; rezhisser, Karen Shakhnazarov and Aleksandr Gornovsky ; screenplay by Karen Shakhnazarov and Aleksandr Borodanskiy ; produced by Karen Shakhnazarov
Moskva : Soi︠u︡z Video : [2009]
"Simultaneously nihilistic and heartening, [the film] is based on a story by Chekov, in which a psychiatric doctor becomes a patient in his own asylum. Updated to contemporary Russia, the film is a cocktail of anxieties and riddles, showcasing how easy it is to become what we fear most."--IMDb website. Utilizes both a dramatic presentation, and documentary-style interviews with actual patients in the institution where the film was shot.
Jones Media DVD 21066

Looking for Lincoln
presented by WNET ; a film by Kunhardt McGee Productions and Inkwell Films ; in association with Ark Media ; presented and written by Henry Louis Gates, Jr ; producer/ directors, John Maggio, Muriel Soenens
[United States] : PBS Home Video, [©2009]
The legend and the real man -- A young lawyer with a gloomy temperament -- A white supremacist? -- The national stage -- Lincoln's legacy -- The Civil War -- A controversial president -- Emancipation -- Four score and seven years ago-- -- Lincoln's assassination.

In light of the bicentennial of Lincoln's birth, this documentary focuses on many of the controversial aspects of Lincoln's life--race, equality, religion, politics and depression. Interviews re-enactors, relic hunters, authors, scholars and Presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush to gain perspectives on Lincoln's life and thoughts.
On Reserve at Jones Media 21071

I know a man ... Ashley Bryan
a film by Richard Kane and Robert Shetterly ; Kane-Lewis Productions and Union of Maine Visual Artists present ; producers, Richard Kane and Robert Shetterly ; directed by Richard Kane
[Sedgwick, Maine] : Kane-Lewis Productions, [2016]
I know a man ... Ashley Bryan (73 min.) -- I know a man ... Ashley Bryan (57 min.) -- Ashley Bryan's world (32 min.).

"A story about a beloved 94-year-old artist who skips and jumps in his heart like a child, yet is a spiritually deep creative wonder and poet/illustrator of more than 50 children's books, maker of magical puppets and sea glass windows from found objects inspired by his African heritage. His talent was nutured by artist Romare Bearden. Ashley was drafted out of Cooper Union into the segregated US army at age 19. In response to the darkness of war and racism, he has been using art to celebrate joy, explore the mysteries of faith, and create loving community. His life story and the art he makes from this wellspring of experience is an inspiration to people of all ages. Ashley is a winner of the New York Public Library Literary Lions, a Newbery Honor, and several Coretta Scott King Book Awards among many others"--Container.
Jones Media DVD 21070

Eight films by Jean Rouch
[Paris] : Les Films de La Pleiade, 1956-1971
"Jean Rouch was an inspiration for the French New Wave, and a revolutionary force in ethnography and the study of Africa. Beginning in 1955 with his most controversial film The Mad Masters, through 1969's darkly comic Little by Little, these films represent the most sustained flourishing of Rouch's practice of "shared anthropology," a process of collaboration with his subjects. Astonishing on their own terms, now restored and released for the first time, Eight films by Jean Rouch is essential for anyone interested in better understanding the development of ethnography and the cross-currents of colonialism and post-colonial social change in Africa, as well as documentary film practice, film history, and world cinema as a whole. Included in this box set are eight newly restored films on four discs, a 24-page booklet with two essays about Rouch and his methodology, and a new documentary about Rouch, his films, and his influence on African cinema, Jean Rouch, "the Adventurous filmmaker" -- Icarus Films website.
Jones Media DVD 21069

Traktoristy : komedii︠a︡
proizvodstvo Kino-studii "Mosfilʹm" i Kievskoĭ kino-studii ; rezhisser, Ivan Pyrʹev ; st︠s︡enariĭ E.M. Pomeshchikova
Moskva : Mosfilʹm SSR, [1939]
A former soldier falls in love with the famous tractor driver, Marʹi︠a︡na. Love conquers all in the end, while at the same time the proper revolutionary spirit is instilled in the agricultural workers. Includes several popular songs of the era.
Jones Media DVD 21067

O.J. : made in America
produced & directed by Ezra Edelman
[Bristol, Conn.] : ESPN Films, [2016]
Disc 1 (184 min.) DVD parts I -- II ; Disc 2 (183 min.) DVD parts III -- IV ; Disc 3 (184 min) part V, Bonus ; Disc 4 (275 min.) Blu-ray parts I -- III ; Disc 5 (254 min.) Blu-ray parts IV -- V, Bonus.

An essential examination of the rise and fall of Orenthal James Simpson, and parallels between his story with that of race in America. This series reveals how he first became a football star, why America fell in love with him off the field, what happened in the trial for his ex-wife's murder, and why he is now sitting in jail for another crime 20 years later.
Jones Media DVD 21068

Manīi︠a︡ Zhizeli
Roskomkino ; Kinostudii︠a︡ "Lenfilʹm" ; TPO "Rok" ; predstavli︠a︡i︠u︡t filʹm Aleksei︠a︡ Uchiteli︠a︡ ; st︠s︡enariĭ Duni︠a︡ Smirnova pri uchastsii Aleksei︠a︡ Uchiteli︠a︡
[Place of publication not identified] : Dreamworks Pictures, [2016?]
The story of the career and life drama of the great Russian ballerina of the 20th century Olga Spesivtseva, nicknamed 'Red Giselle' by her contemporaries.
Jones Media DVD 21063

The hound of the Baskervilles
produced by John Goldstone ; directed by Paul Morrissey ; screenplay by Peter Cook, Dudley Moore & Paul Morrissey
Santa Monica, CA : MGM Home Entertainment, 2004
Watson, on his first solo case, investigates the strange goings-on at Baskerville Hall. Frustrated at every step, he has to call for the great detective, Sherlock Holmes to help him out.
Jones Media DVD 21072

A ghost story
Sailor Bear presents ; in association with Zero Trans Fat Productions & Ideaman Studios ; a Scared Sheetless production ; written and directed by David Lowery ; produced by Toby Halbrooks, James M. Johnston, Adam Donaghey
Santa Monica, CA : Lions Gate Entertainment, [2017]
In this singular exploration of legacy, love, loss, and the enormity of existence, a recently deceased, white-sheeted ghost returns to his suburban home to try to reconnect with his bereft wife.
Jones Media DVD 21075

The zookeeper's wife
Focus Features presents a Scion Films production ; an Electric City Entertainment, Tollin Productions and Rowe Miller Productions production ; produced by Jeff Abberley, Jamie Patricof, Diane Miller Levin, Kim Zubick ; written by Angela Workman ; directed by Niki Caro
Universal City, CA : Universal Pictures Home Entertainment, [2017]
The real-life story of one working wife and mother who became a hero to hundreds during World War II. In 1939 Poland, Antonina Żabińska and her husband, Dr. Jan Żabiński, have the Warsaw Zoo flourishing under his stewardship and her care. When the Germans invade their country, they are forced to report to the Reich's newly appointed chief zoologist, Lutz Heck. To fight back on their own terms, Antonina and Jan covertly begin working with the Resistance.
Jones Media DVD 21074

The Hound of the Baskervilles
a coproduction of BBC and WGBH ; producer: Christopher Hall ; director, David Attwood
[London] : BBC Video : 2002
Special features includes "Making of" documentary, interviews with the cast and crew.

Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson investigate the reappearance of a seemingly supernatural hound, bent on destroying the House of the Baskervilles in accordance with an ancient curse.
Jones Media DVD 21073

Los murales perdidos de Roberto Montenegro
un documental de Jorge Prior
[México] : Teveunam, 2007
Roberto Montenegro is the one who inaugurated the muralist tradition in Mexico, these murals are the first to emerge in the Center of Mexico City. Difficult to visit, for some absolutely unknown why I called them lost. Montenegro is an artist who was later cornered by the great muralists, but his work is valuable and vigorous. It was related to the visit of Serguei Eisenstein to Mexico. Montenegro is a key piece of early twentieth-century art in Mexico.
Jones Media DVD 21076

Wakefield
a Mockingbird Pictures production ; in association with Dominion Pictures/Foolish Mortals Productions ; producers, Wendy Federman, Carl Moellenberg ; produced by Julie Lynn, Bonnie Curtis, Elliot Webb ; written for the screen and directed by Robin Swicord
Los Angeles, CA : Shout! Factory, [2017]
A successful suburbanite commuter Howard Wakefield takes a perverse detour from family life: He vanishes without a trace. Hidden in the attic of his carriage house garage, surviving by scavenging at night, Howard secretly observes the lives of his wife and children and neighbors. Wakefield becomes a fraught meditation on marriage and identity, as Howard slowly realizes that he has not in fact left his family, he has left himself.
Jones Media DVD 21077

Cinema's exiles : from Hitler to Hollywood
a co-production of Film Odyssey, Inc. and Turner Entertainment Co. in association with the Museum of Film and Television, Berlin, L'Institut national de l'audiovisuel, and France 3 Paris ; directed, written, and produced by Karen Thomas
Burbank, CA : Warner Home Video, [2016]
When Adolf Hitler became Chancellor of Germany in 1933, one of his first actions was to ban Jews from working in that country's film industry, praised as the most creative cinema in the world. Men and women who had made landmarks of movie history fled their homeland in the ensuing months and years. Many went to Hollywood. This compelling documentary traces the experiences of the exiles who took refuge in Hollywood, and examines their impact on both the German and the American cinemas. In Germany they had created ground-breaking pictures such as The Cabinet Of Dr Who, Caligari, The Blue Angel and M-The Murderers Among Us. In Hollywood, their influence ranged from the horror genre and film noir, to comedy and drama. With their lush compositions, they changed the role of music in the motion picture. They even made Westerns. Included amongst more than 800 film professionals who escaped to Hollywood in the years between 1933 and 1939 were actors Felix Bressart, Hedy Lamarr and Peter Lorre; directors Fritz Land, Henry Koster, Billy Wilder and Fred Zinnerman ; composers Frederick Hollander, Hans Salter and Franz Waxman and cinematographer Rudy Mate. Not every exile found success in Hollywood. Most never regained the fame they had known in Europe.
Jones Media DVD 21078

Voyage à travers le cinéma français = My journey through French cinema
a Cohen Media Group ; Gaumont & Pathé présentent une coproduction Little Bear, Gaumont-Pathé Production ; un film de Bertrand Tavernier ; un film écrit et réalisé par Bertrand Tavernier avec la complicité de Thierry Frémaux et la collaboration de Jean Ollé-Laprune et Stéphane Lerouge ; produit par Frédéric Bourboulon
Beverly Hills, CA : Entertainment One Film USA, [2017]
Bertrand Tavernier's personal journey through French cinema, from films he enjoyed as a boy to his own early career, told through portraits of key creative figures.
Jones Media DVD 21079

Batman. The Dark Knight returns. Part 1
DC Comics ; Warner Bros. Animation presents ; co-producer Alan Burnett ; written by Bob Goodman ; directed by Jay Oliva
Burbank, CA : Warner Home Video, ©2012
[Disc one]. Feature film -- [Disc two]. Special features.

Another night falls over Gotham City and with the darkness out crawls the crime and villainy from the shadows. The days of The Batman and other noble super heroes are but faded memories; violence and despair are now the harbingers of our time. But one even will set a change into motion and cause an aged and weathered Bruce Wayne to don the mask and cape once more.
Jones Media DVD 21080

Sangue azul
BR Petrobas apresenta ; produção, Drama Filmes, Beluga ; dirigido por Lírio Ferreira ; produzido por Renato Ciasca ; roteiro, Lírio Ferreira, Fellipe Barbosa, Sérgio Oliveira
Manaus : Imovision, [2014]
Twenty two years after a boy was forced to leave his island paradise home and his beloved sister, he returns, as performer with a traveling circus.
Jones Media DVD 21088

Cine Holliúdy
Downtown Filmes ; Paris Filmes ; RioFilme ; ATC Entretenimento apresenta ; roteiro, produção e direção, Halder Gomes ; produção, ATC Entretenimento
[Brazil] : Paris Filmes, [2013]
Set in the 1970s in Northeastern Brazil, Francisgleydisson is a family man and small movie theater owner. More and more people are getting TVs, and he and his wife are worried not only that that their business will fade, but that the art of cinema will die.
Jones Media DVD 21087

Rouch in reverse
a film by Manthia Diawara
New York, NY : Third World Newsreel, 1995
The first film to look at European anthropology from the perspective of its subjects. Malian filmmaker and New York University professor, Manthia Diawara, examines anthropological studies through the work of Jean Rouch, perhaps the most distinguished ethnographic filmmaker living today. The two discuss Rouch's work.
Jones Media DVD 21086

Nuestro mundo = Anuhu yrmo
Cine Argentino ; INCAA ; Grupo Documenta ; Kaos ; guión, Mario Blaser, Darío Arcella ; producción, Marina Rubino ; dirección, Darío Arcella
[Buenos Aires] : Grupo Documenta, [2017]
International agencies and governments across the world are promoting ecosystem management, biodiversity and the conservation of the environment, but at whose expense? The film focuses on how these policies are affecting the indigenous Yshir (Chamacoco) in Paraguay.
Jones Media DVD 21085

Split
Universal Pictures presents ; a Blinding Edge Pictures / Blumhouse production ; an M. Night Shyamalan film ; produced by Marc Bienstock, M. Night Shyamalan, Jason Blum ; written and directed by M. Night Shyamalan
Universal City, California : Universal Pictures Home Entertainment, [2017]
Bonus features: Alternate ending -- Deleted scenes -- The making of Split -- The many faces of James McAvoy -- The filmmaker's eye: M. Night Shyamalan.

Even though Kevin has evidenced 23 personalities to his trusted psychiatrist, Dr. Fletcher, there remains one still submerged who is set to materialize and dominate all the others. Compelled to abduct three teenage girls led by the willful, observant Casey, Kevin reaches a war for survival among all of those contained within him, as well as everyone around him, as the walls between his compartments shatter apart.--
Jones Media DVD

Brewster McCloud
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer presents an Adler-Phillips-Lion's Gate Films production ; written by Doran William Cannon ; produced by Lou Adler ; directed by Robert Altman
[Calif.] : Turner Entertainment Co. ; ©2010
Brewster McCloud is a strange young man who lives under the roof of the Houston Astrodome and is secretly building a pair of giant wings. A ruthless killer is on the loose in Houston, and some of the city's richest and most illustrious citizens are among the victims. Is it the killer's bizarre trademark or merely a coincidence that each corpse is marked with bird droppings?
Jones Media DVD 21083