Children, Teens, and Familie in the Movies


Children, Teens (and Post-teens), and Families
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Teens
U.S. Films by Era

1920-1929

1930-1939

1940-1949

1950-1959

1960-1969

1970-1979

1980-1989

1990-1999

2000--

Post-teens (Gen X and beyond)

International Films

Children
U.S. Films
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Movies with Families as a Focus

Single Parents

Teachers and Schools in the Movies
Propaganda (for 1950s and 60s teen guidance films)
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Television (for dramas and comedy featuring teen characters)
Documentaries about Teens and Teen Culture

Children, Teens, and Families in the Movies

Teens

Teens: U.S. Films

1920s

Vamps, Flapper, and and Shieks: Films of The Roaring 20's

Just Pals (1920)
Directed by John Ford. Cast: Buck Jones, George Stone, Helen Ferguson, William Buckley. Bim seems to be his town's biggest loser, but when he takes a needy 13-year-old boy named Bill under his wing, it seems there may be some hope for Bim. After learning about Bill, a young teacher, Mary, whom Bim secretly adores, helps get the young boy into school. And when Bim then helps Mary repay a loan, defaulted on by a shifty boyfriend, it becomes evident that Bim can reform. 50 min. DVD 9388
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The Freshman (1925)
Directed by Fred C. Newmeyer and Sam Taylor. Cast: Harold Lloyd, Jobyna Ralston, Brooks Benedict, James Anderson, Hazel Keener. Harold Lamb is so excited about going to college that he has been working to earn spending money, practicing college yells, and learning a special way of introducing himself that he saw in a movie. When he arrives at Tate University, he soon becomes the target of practical jokes and ridicule. With the help of his one real friend Peggy, he resolves to make every possible effort to become popular. Special features: Disc 1: Commentary by Leonard Maltin, director Richard Correll and film historian Richard W. Bann on "The freshman"; commentary by Harold Lloyd's granddaughter Suzanne Lloyd, author Annette D'Agostino Lloyd and Richard Correll on "The kid brother"; production galleries ; Disc 2: "Scoring for comedy" featurette; production galleries ; production galleries.76 min. DVD 6209
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The Plastic Age (1925)
Directed by Wesley Ruggles. Cast: Clara Bow, Donald Keith, Gilbert Roland, Mary Alden, Henry B. Walthall, J. Gordon Edwards, Jr., Felix Valle, David Butler. Clara Bow plays Cynthia Day, a tough girl at Prescott College who runs with a fast crowd. A freshman, Hugh Carver, falls for her, though Cynthia knows her lifestyle is bad for him. In their senior year, Cynthia becomes more quiet and studious, and finally regains Hugh, now a football hero, who never stopped loving her. 73 min. DVD 6195; vhs 999:2517
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1930s

Young America(1932)
Directed by Frank Borzage. Cast: Spencer Tracy, Raymond Borzage, Doris Kenyon, Tommy Conlon, Ralph Bellamy, Beryl Mercer. Already in trouble with the law, Arthur and his friend Nutty break into a drugstore to get medicine for Nutty's grandmother. The druggist's wife, Mrs. Doray, asks for custody. When he hears them arguing over him, Arthur runs away. When he returns Mr. Doray is being held up by bandits at the drugstore. Based on the play by John Frederick Ballard. 71 min. DVD X715
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The Road to Ruin(1933)
Directors, Dorothy Davenport and Melville Shyer. Cast: Helen Foster, Neil O'Day, Glen Boles, Paul Page. An innocent young girl gets involved with a crowd that smokes marijuana, drinks and has sex. She winds up an alcoholic, pregnant drug addict and is forced to get an abortion. 62 min. DVD X531
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Wild Boys of the Road (1933)
Directed by William A. Wellman. Cast: Frankie Darro, Rochelle Hudson, Dorothy Coonan, Sterling Holloway, Arthur Hohl, Grant Mitchell, Claire McDowell. At the bottom of the depression, Tom's mother has been out of work for months when Ed's father loses his job. Not to burden their parents, the two high school sophomore's decide to hop the freights and look for work. Wherever they go, there are many other kids just like them, so Tom, Ed and now Sally stick together. They camp in places like 'Sewer City' as long as they can until the local authorities run them off. Lots of events happen to them including a rape by a train brakeman (pre-code stuff.) They travel all over the Midwest and when they finally reach New York they've become hardened and weary, and are no longer kids. 69 min. DVD 9378; also DVD X1427
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Klein, G. "Wellman's 'Wild boys of the road': the rhetoric of a depression movie." Velvet Light Trap nr 15 (Autumn 1975); p 2-6

Girl o' My Dreams(1934)
Directed by Ray McCarey. Cast: Mary Carlisle, Sterling Holloway, Lon Chaney, Jr., Tom Dugan, Gi-gi Parrish, Jeanie Roberts. A conceited college track star, used to being "big man on campus", gets a jolt when he loses an election to see who is the most popular man in the school. 63 min. DVD X5534
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Reefer Madness (Formerly titled: "Tell your Children" and "The Burning Question")(1936)
Cast: Dorothy Short, Kenneth Craig, Lillian Miles, Dave O'Brien, Thelma White, Carleton Young, Warren McCollum, Pat Royale, Josef Forte. When originally produced, this was a sincere exploration of the evils of marijuana. Over time, it has become classic camp. High school kids get hooked on marijuana, which leads to wild behavior, accidents and ultimately death and murder. DVD bonus features: Audio commentary by Mike Nelson of TV's "Mystery Science Theater 3000"; color design commentary by Legend Films; short film: "Grandpa's marijuana handbook" by Evan Keliher; Reefer Madness trailer. 67 min. DVD 7378; vhs Video/C 4805
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Annas, George J. "Reefer Madness? The Federal Response to California's Medical-Marijuana Law." Legal Issues in Medicine, Volume 337:435-439 August 7, 1997, Number 6 UCB users only
Grady, Dennis R. "From Reefer Madness to Freddy's Dead: The Portrayal of Marijuana Use in Motion Pictures." In: Beyond the stars III / edited by Paul Loukides and Linda K. Fuller. Bowling Green, Ohio : Bowling Green University Popular Press (Main Stack PN1995.9.C36.B49 1990; Moffitt PN1995.9.C36.B49 1990)
Johnson, Gary. "The Golden Age of Exploitation." Images
Klein, Philippa. "The Bad Influence Representation of Marijuana in Hollywood Films."
Pahl, Jon "Sacrificing Youth: From Reefer Madness to Hostel." In: Empire of sacrifice : the religious origins of American violence / New York : New York University Press, c2010. (Full-text available online [UC Berkeley users only]; Print: Main (Gardner) Stacks BR517 .P34 2010)
Peary, Danny. Cult movies : the classics, the sleepers, the weird, and the wonderful New York : Delacorte Press, 1981 (MAIN: PN1997.8 .P37)

Blazing Barriers(1937)
Director, Elmer Clifton. Cast:Frank Coghlan, Jr., Edward Arnold Jr., Florine McKinney, Milburn Stone, Irene Franklin. Tough street kid Tommy McGrath and his dim-witted pal Fats Moody, on the run after a botched robbery attempt, seek refuge in a Civilian Conservation Corps work camp. Contemptuous of authority and convinced his fellow corpsmen are suckers, Tommy is a major disruption until he falls for pretty Joan Martin, daughter of the local sheriff. His true character is put to the test, when a raging forest fire threatens the lives of Joan and his co-workers. Largely filmed on location at an actual CCC camp in Southern California's Angeles National Forest, Blazing Barriers was the last starring vehicle for former child star "Junior" Coghlan. 66 min. DVD X4542
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Marihuana Menace(1937)
Director, Elmer Clifton. Cast: Luana Walters, Arthur Gardner, Fay McKenzie, Michael Owen, Dorothy Short. A group of small-town high school students has taken up the bad habit of smoking marijuana, leading them down a path of hedonistic activities. Their crazed lifestyle has ensnared one vulnerable girl into living a life of destructive behavior. An undercover reporter, disguised as a soda jerk, attempts to befriend the girl and free her from the clutches of the gang. 80 min. DVD X531
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Slaves in Bondage(1937)
Director, Elmer Clifton. Cast: Lona Andre, Donald Wood, Wheeler Oakman, Florence Dudley. A crooked businessman and his female partner use her beauty salon as a recruitment center for girls to work as prostitutes at his roadhouse. The younger sister of one of the beauticians falls under the unwanted gaze of the lecherous businessman. Meanwhile, the girl's newspaper reporter boyfriend investigating the prostitution ring is set up for a fall with the police, by the crooked businessman who hopes to make the girl his own. 70 min. DVD X531
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Angels with Dirty Faces (1938)
Directed by Michael Curtiz. Cast: James Cagney, Pat O'Brien, Humphrey Bogart, Ann Sheridan, George Bancroft, the "Dead End" Kids (Bowery Boys). Two childhood friends grow up and go their separate ways--one a criminal and the other a parish priest. Rocky Sullivan returns to his old neighborhood to find his lawless life style idolized by the young hoodlums there. Jerry Connelly, the parish priest sees his hard work turn unavailing because of Rocky's corruptive influence. 97 min. DVD 3512; VHS 999:755
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Clapp, James A. "Growing Up Urban: The City, the Cinema, and American Youth." Journal of Popular Culture; Aug2007, Vol. 40 Issue 4, p601-629, 29p UC users only
Ferraro, Thomas J. "Boys to Men: Angels with Dirty Faces (1938)." In: Catholics in the movies / edited by Colleen McDannell. Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2008. (Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1995.9.C35 C38 2008)
Naremore, James. "Actor, role, star: James Cagney in "Angels With Dirty Faces."" Mosaic: A Journal for the Interdisciplinary Study of Literature, 1983, Vol. 16 Issue 1/2, p1-17, 17p UC users only
Roddick, Nick. A new deal in entertainment : Warner Brothers in the 1930s London : British Film Institute, 1983. (Main Stack PN1993.5.U65.R6 1983; PFA PN1999.W3.R63 1983)
Shannon, Christopher. "Public Enemies, Local Heroes: The Irish-American Gangster Film in Classic Hollywood Cinema." New Hibernia Review - Volume 9, Number 4, Winter 2005, pp. 48-64 UC users only

Love Finds Andy Hardy (1938)
Directed by George B. Seitz. Cast: Mickey Rooney, Lewis Stone, Fay Holden, Cecilia Parker, Judy Garland, Lana Turner, Ann Rutherford. The big Christmas dance is coming, and Andy has made dates with both his steady girlfriend Polly and the voluptuous Cynthia. Andy's younger next door neighbor Betsy also begins to fall in love with him. Special features: introduction by Garland biographer John Fricke with Ann Rutherford; "Leo is on the air" radio promo; Andy Hardy trailer gallery. 92 min. DVD X2719
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DeCroix, Rick. "'Once upon a Time in Idealized America …': Simulated Utopia and the Hardy Family Series." In: Cultural power/cultural literacy : selected papers from the Fourteenth Annual Florida State University Conference on Literature and Film / edited by Bonnie Braendlin. Florida State University Conference on Literature and Film (14th : 1989) Tallahassee : Florida State University Press ; Gainesville, FL : Orders to University Presses of Florida, c1991.
Dennis, Jeffery P. "Love Laughs at Andy Hardy: The Rise of the Heterosexual Male Teenager." Genders, vol. 41, pp. 47 paragraphs, 2005 (Main (Gardner) Stacks; Moffitt PN1993.5.U6 F57 1989 )

Sex Madness(1938)
Director, Dwain Esper. Cast: Vivian McGill, Rose Tapley, Al Rigali, Mark Daniels, Linda Lee Hill. The evils of loose living and "unbridled lust" in promoting syphilis are detailed in this campy, overacted story of a small-town beauty queen with hopes of making it big in the city who contracts a venereal disease. The danger of consulting quacks for quick cures and the importance of getting competent medical help are melodramatically underscored. 62 min. DVD X531; also DVD X971
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Feaster, Felicia. "The Woman on the Table: Moral and Medical Discourse in the Exploitation Cinema." Film History, Vol. 6, No. 3, Exploitation Film (Autumn, 1994), pp. 340-354 UC users only
Schaefer, Eric. "Resisting Refinement: The Exploitation Film and Self-Censorship." Film History, Vol. 6, No. 3, Exploitation Film (Autumn, 1994), pp. 293-313 UC users only
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1940s

Child Bride(1940)
Director, Harry J. Revier. Cast: Shirley Mills, Bob Bollinger, Warner Richmond, Diana Durrell, Dorothy Carrol, George Humphreys, Frank Martin, Rex Baxter, Don Barrett. A school teacher crusades against pre-teenage girls forced into marriages with older men in the Appalachian mountains. The school teacher, desperate to get a law passed to outlaw this procedure, enlists the help of her boyfriend, who is an assistant district attorney. 76 min. DVD X531
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Mad Youth(1940)
Director, Melville Shyer. Cast: Mary Ainslee, Betty Compson, Willy Castello, Betty Atkinson, Tommy Wonder. A divorced mother and her teenaged daughter lead equally wild lifestyles. The mother hires gigolos to escort her around town and the daughter hosts drinking and stripping parties while mother is away. Complications come up for mother and daughter when they both find themselves seeing the same man and the daughter ends up falling into a prostitution ring while trying to visit her friend. 76 min. DVD X531; also DVD X971
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Escort Girl(1941)
Director, Eddie Kaye. Cast: Betty Compson, Margaret Marquis, Bob Kellard, Wheeler Oakman, Guy Kingsford, Isabel Lamal, Arthur Houseman. Betty Compson and Wheeler Oakman run an escort bureau. Betty's daughter has been educated elsewhere and does not know about her mother's business. She is about to marry a socialite, Bob Kellard, who is investigating the escort bureau racket. 62 min. DVD X531
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Girl Crazy(1943)
Director, Norman Taurog. Cast: Mickey Rooney, Judy Garland, Gil Stratton, Robert E. Strickland, "Rags" Ragland, June Allyson, Nancy Walker, Guy Kibbee, Tommy Dorsey and his orchestra. Danny Churchill is a rich kid with a taste for wine, women and song, but not for higher education. His father ships him to an all-male college out West, where he meets the dean's granddaughter who is trying to help her grandfather keep his college from folding. Special DVD features: All-new introduction by Mickey Rooney; commentary by historian John Fricke; vintage short "Hollywood daredevils"; classic cartoon "The early bird dood it"; "I got rhythm" stereo remix version; theatrical trailer ; Audio bonus: "Bronco busters" outtake. 99 min. DVD 8479; vhs 999:3356
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Delinquent Daughters(1944)
Director, Albert Herman. Cast: June Carlson, Fifi D'Orsay, Teala Loring, Mary Bovard, Margia Dean, Johnny Duncan, Joe Devlin, Jimmy Zahner, Jon Dawson, Frank McGlynn, Sr. Gangs of rebellious teenagers have been using Nick Gordon's Merry-Go-Round Cafe as a staging ground for late night mischief. In the wake of a suicide, an armed robbery and a hit-and-run accident, the crooked restaurant owner decides that it's the perfect time to pull a payroll heist using one of the kids as a gunman. 72 min. DVD X531; also DVD X971
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Love Laughs at Andy Hardy (1946)
Director, Willis Goldbeck. Cast: Mickey Rooney, Lewis Stone, Sara Haden, Bonita Granville. Andy Hardy returns home to Carvel after serving in the Army during World War II, ready to get on with his life. He has two plans: complete a college education at his parents' alma mater and marry the girl of his dreams. However, as Andy soon rediscovers, the course of true love never runs smoothly. 70 min. DVD X531
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The Bachelor and the Bobby-soxer (1947)
Director, Irving Reis. Cast: Cary Grant, Shirley Temple, Myrna Loy, Rudy Vallee, Ray Collins, Harry Davenport. A playboy is sentenced to date a judge's teenage daughter as punishment for disturbing the peace. The judge hopes it will eradicate the girl's crush for the older man, but the judge's daughter and the playboy fall for each other. Special features: June 13, 1949 Lux Radio Theater Radio production starring Grant and Temple; cartoon Little Tinker; Cary Grant trailer gallery. 95 min. DVD 8218
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Cohan, Steve. "Cary Grant in the fifties: indiscretions of the bachelor's masquerade." Screen (1992) 33 (4): 394-412. UC users only

She Shoulda Said "No!"(1949)
Director, Sherman Scott. Cast: Alan Baxter, Lyle Talbot, Lila Leeds, Doug Blackley. Narrator: Knox Manning. A "good" girl works day and night as a dancer in Los Angeles to finance her brother's college education. Then a dope peddler enters the picture and casts a cloud of smoke and money around her. When her brother comes home from college and finds out what his sister has been up to to finance his education, he commits suicide. Beset by guilt, she slips farther down into the pit of marijuana addiction and despair. 70 min. DVD X531
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1950s

Disc Jockey (1951)
Directed by Will Jason. Cast: Ginny Simms, Tom Drake, Jane Night, Michael O'Shea, Russ Morgan. Songstress Ginny Simms stars as Vickie Peters, an unknown selected for stardom by radio deejay Mike Richards. It is Richards' contention that he can create a singing star exclusively through exposure on disc-spinning radio programs, without resorting to that upstart medium called television. Along the way, Mike falls in love with Vickie, though she has eyes only for her manager Johnny. 67 min. vhs 999:3811
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[Ozzie and Harriet] Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet(1952-1966)
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Girl Gang (1954)
Directed by Robert C. Derteno. Cast: Joanne Arnold, Timothy Farrell, Harry Keaton, Lou Monson, Mary Lou O'Connor, Mildred Kalke, Norman Stanley, Thelma Montgomery, Bernard Carroll. When not engaged in marijuana make-out parties, these joypopping Jezebels commit robberies to feed their heroin habit, until a botched holdup leaves rich kid Wanda with a slug in her side. Special features: Theatrical trailers ; "The terrible truth" (10 min., 1951) Synopsis: Communicates the message that marijuana usage ultimately results in heroin addiction. 63 min. DVD 9379; also DVD X971
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Morris, Gary. "Molls with Claws: Three Classic Girl Gang Movies." Bright Lights November 2002 | Issue 38 UC users only

Blackboard Jungle (1955)
Directed by Richard Brooks. Cast: Glenn Ford, Anne Francis, Louis Calhern, Margaret Hayes, Sidney Poitier, Vic Morrow. Film about life in an inner city high school in the 50's that was the first to utilize a rock 'n' roll soundtrack. A dedicated young teacher soon loses his idealism when he has to deal with the tensions that threaten to destroy his classroom. DVD 3821; vhs 999:973
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Rebel Without a Cause (1955)
Directed by Nicholas Ray. Cast: James Dean, Natalie Wood, Sal Mineo, Jim Backus, Ann Doran, Corey Allen. The story of a 1950's teenager's efforts to grow up as he confronts his ineffectual parents and copes with the anguish of being a "new boy" at school. DVD 5394 special features (Disc one): Commentary by Douglas L. Rathgeb ; trailer. (Disc two): 50th-anniversary documentary "Rebel without a cause: defiant innocents" ; vintage documentary "James Dean remembered" ; additional scenes (no sound) ; 3 segments from the Warner Bros. presents television series including James Dean's "Drive Safely" commercial spot ; rare screen tests ; wardrobe tests. DVD 73 special features: behind-the-scenes documentary Rediscovering a rebel, 3 behind-the-cameras documentaries, interactive menus, production notes, theatrical trailers, scene access. DVD 5394; DVD 73; vhs 999:35
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Awards & Honors
National Film Registry Selection

"Rebel Without a Cause." In: Best American screenplays. First series : complete screenplays / edited by Sam Thomas ; foreword by Frank Capra. New York : Crown Publishers, c1986. (Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1997.A1 B36 1986)

Baby Doll (1956)
Director, Elia Kazan. Cast: Karl Malden, Carroll Baker, Eli Wallach, Mildred Dunnock, Lonny Chapman. Archie has only one real joy in life: his child-bride Baby Doll. In a few hours he will really have her, because the one-year marriage agreement that has kept them under the same leaky roof--but never in the same bed--is about to run out. 115 min. DVD X3534; vhs 999:2354
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Williams, Tennessee. Baby doll ; & Tiger tail : a screenplay and play / by Tennessee Williams. New York : New Directions Pub. Corp., c1991. (Main (Gardner) Stacks PS3545.I5365 B29 1991)

Dino (TV, 1956)
Directed by Paul Nickell; written by Reginald Rose. Cast: Ralph Meeker, Sal Mineo (Dino), Dort Clark, Rudy Bond, Pat De Simone, Carolyn Brenner, Edgar Stehli, Toni Hallaran, Danny Dennis, Frank Valenza, Brandon Peters. "Dino" is perhaps Sal Mineo's most biographic role, as it reflects so much of his own troubled upbringing. Dino fears his adoring kid brother is his only ally. The older boy has just been released from reform school. He's sullen and uncooperative with his family and his guidance counselors. And Dino knows that if he returns to his life of crime, his brother will be with him. Originally broadcast on the television series Studio One on January 2, 1956. 60 min. DVD X596
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The Hardy Boys (Disney, 1956-57)
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Rock Around the Clock(1956)
Directed by Fred F. Sears. Featuring: Bill Haley and The Comets, The Platters, Ernie Freeman Combo, Tony Martinez and his band, Freddie Bell and his Bellboys, Alan Freed, Johnny Johnston, Alix Talton, Lisa Gaye, John Archer, Henry Slate, Earl Barton. A frustrated big-band promoter runs into rock-and-rollers Bill Haley and The Comets at a small-town dance. He quickly becomes their manager and, with the help of Alan Freed, hopes to bring the new sound to the entire country. But will a conniving booking agent, with a personal ax to grind with the manager, conspire to keep the band from making the big time? 11 min. DVD 7288
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The Violent Years(1956)
Director, William M. Morgan. Cast: Jean Moorhead, Barbara Weeks, Arthur Millan, Theresa Hancock, Joanne Cangi, Gloria Farr. Good-girl-gone bad Paula, rebelling against her rich parents, leads three high school hellcats in robbing a gas station, throwing a pajama party with older men, and molesting a couple at lovers lane. But when the gang is hired to wreck a classroom for the Commies, "cop killer" is added to Paula's resume. 57 min. DVD X971
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The Wild and the Wicked (1956)
Director, Merle Connell. Cast: Joy Reynolds, Geri Moffatt, Mariko Perri, Norman Wright, Lisa Rack. A young girl heads to Hollywood to visit her older sister with the hopes she can break into the movies. After her arrival her sister tries to explain the difficulties in making a career in show business, but the younger sister insists on trying. Eventually the young girl becomes involved in a prostitution ring run by mobsters, which is what her older sister has be doing but attempted to keep her sister from finding out. 90 min. DVD X531
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The Delinquents (1957)
Directed by Robert Altman. Cast: Tom Laughlin, Peter Miller, Richard Bakalyan, Rosemary Howard. Juvenile delinquency drama in which a respectable neighborhood kid gets caught with a gang while trying to sustain a relationship with his girlfriend whose parents consider her too young to date him. Special features: Theatrical trailers ; JD educational film "Searchlights on delinquency #1." 69 min. DVD 9381
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Cohen, Ronald D. "The Delinquents: Censorship and Youth Culture in Recent U. S. History." History of Education Quarterly, Vol. 37, No. 3 (Autumn, 1997), pp. 251-270 UC users only

I Was a Teenage Werewolf (1957)
Directed by Gene Fowler. Cast: Michael Landon, Yvonne Lime, Whit Bissell, Tony Marshall. A rebellious teenager is treated by a psychiatrist for his aggression, but the treatment is worse than the "disease." The teen becomes a werewolf and begins a murder spree that makes his past behavior seem like a stroll in the park! 75 min. vhs 999:982
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The Strange One (1957)
Directed by Jack Garfein. Cast: Ben Gazzara, George Peppard, Julie Wilson. Suspenseful drama about life in a prestigious Southern military academy lorded over by a sadistic upperclassman who engineers events leading to the expulsion of the son of the school's headmaster and officer-in-charge. Feature film debut of actor Ben Gazzara. Based on the novel and play: End as a man by Calder Willingham. 100 min. DVD 7552
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Tammy and the Bachelor (1957)
Directed by Joseph Pevney. Cast: Debbie Reynolds, Leslie Nielsen, Walter Brennan, Mala Powers, Sidney Blackmer, Mildred Natwick, Fay Wray, Philip Ober, Craig Hill, Louise Beavers, April Kent. A homespun Mississippi gal teaches a sophisticated bachelor about love after she and her rascally grandfather help him after a plane crash. Based on a novel by Cid Ricketts Sumner. 89 min. DVD X4017
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Scheiner, Georganne "Look at me, I'm Sandra Dee: Beyond a White, Teen Icon." (portrayal of social values in 1950's) Frontiers June 2001 v22 i2 p87(21) (9229 words) UC users only

The Young Don't Cry (1957)
Directed by Alfred Werker. Cast: Sal Mineo, James Whitmore, J. Carrol Naish, Leigh Whipper. A teenager (Sal Mineo) fights to retain his dignity and self-respect against the brutality, sadism and cynicism of the "big guys" around him in the brutal world of a Georgia orphanage. On leaving the orphanage where he was raised, he is unwittingly used by an escaped convict to aid in his getaway. Through his experience with the convict - a man unjustly sentenced - he finds within himself the strength to stand up to those who abuse their power and hopefully restore his confidence. 91 min. DVD 9383
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The Beatniks (1958)
Director, Paul Frees. Performers: Tony Travis, Karen Kadler, Peter Breck, Joyce Terry, Bob Wells, Charles Delaney. This film originally titled, "Sideburns and sympathy" is commonly acknowledged as the first beatnik movie. The plot concerns a gang who make trouble and take women wherever they go. The leader of the pack, cool Eddie Grant, is discovered by a talent agent and signed to a recording contract. He tries to dump his "beatnik past" and clean up his act but his gang buddies have different plans, including murder. 78 min. DVD X2687; vhs 999:1298
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The Cry Baby Killer (1958)
Directed by Jus Addiss. Cast: Harry Lauter, Jack Nicholson, Carolyn Mitchell, Brett Halsey, Lynn Cartwright, Ralph Reed. Jack Nicholson in his first film debut plays Jimmy Wallace, a loner rebel type teenager who is defeated in a brawl with thugs resulting in his girl leaving him. Jack's character Jimmy, like so many of his later anti-hero type characters, develops the big chip on the shoulder and the feeling for macho acts. Then Corman's direction pulls out all the stops when Jimmy is caught in a brawl and grabs for a gun, panics and shoots, leading him to take cover in a storeroom with a mom and her baby as hostages setting up a long standoff with the cops! 61 min. DVD 9382
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Gidget (1958)
Directed by Paul Wendkos. Cast: Sandra Dee, Cliff Robertson, James Darren, Arthur O'Connell. Gidget goes to the beach over her summer vacation and finds herself adopted as the mascot of a group of college boys who surf at Malibu. Romance and fun follow the group in all their beach shenanigans. 95 min. DVD 9671
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Booth, Douglas. "Surfing Films and Videos: Adolescent Fun, Alternative Lifestyle, Adventure Industry." Journal of sport history, 23:3 Fall 1996 UC users only
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O'Brien, Kevin. "Gidget: Surfing the Illusory Wave of Change." Popular Culture Review, vol. 6, no. 2, pp. 83-91, Aug 1995
Rutsky, R. L. "Surfing the Other: Ideology on the Beach." Film Quarterly, vol. 52, no. 4, pp. 12-23, Summer 1999 UC users only
Scheiner, Georganne "Look at me, I'm Sandra Dee: Beyond a White, Teen Icon." (portrayal of social values in 1950's) Frontiers June 2001 v22 i2 p87(21) (9229 words) UC users only
Stenger, Josh. "Mapping the beach: beach movies, exploitation film and geographies of whiteness." In: The persistence of whiteness : race and contemporary Hollywood cinema / edited by Daniel Bernardi. London : New York : Routledge, 2008. (Main Stack PN1995.9.M56.P47 2008)
Whitney, Allison. "Gidget Goes Hysterical." In: Sugar, spice, and everything nice : cinemas of girlhood / edited by Frances Gateward and Murray Pomerance. Detroit : Wayne State University Press, c2002. (Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1995.9.G57 S84 2002)

High School Confidential (1958)
Directed by Jack Arnold. Cast: Russ Tamblyn, Jan Sterling, Diane Jergens, John Drew Barrymore, Mamie Van Doren, Jackie Coogan, Jerry Lee Lewis, Lyle Talbot. The scene unfolds in Santo Bello High School where a tough-talking, smart aleck is leader of the hot rod set and much admired by his well-meaning but naive girlfriend. But when the local crime syndicate muscles its way onto the scene, these two hot young lovers find themselves on a star-crossed path that only a caring school teacher can change. Film is noted for its "incredible" 50's slang. 85 min. DVD X889; vhs 999:221
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Live Fast, Die Young (1958)
Directed by Paul Henreid. Cast: Mary Murphy, Norma Eberhardt, Sheridan Comerate, Mike Connors, Peggy Maley, Jay Jostyn. Two sisters live in a dysfunctional family in a California town. The elder, "nice" Kim, was sexually abused and hates men. Rebellious teen Jill is fed-up generally and runs away, finding her niche as a B-girl and sex-kitten working her way to Vegas. Kim leaves her job and goes in search of Jill, meeting her own misadventures en route; but by this time Jill's wanted for robbery. Will she live fast and die young? Bonus selections: theatrical trailers ; I led 3 lives "Vandalism." 82 min. DVD 9380
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Stakeout on Dope Street (1958)
Directed by Irvin Kershner. Cast: Yale Wexler, Jonathan Haze, Steven Marlo, Abby Dalton. Three teenagers find a briefcase with a beat-up old can in it. They throw away the can and pawn the suitcase. When they read in the papers that the can was full of uncut heroin and belonged to a drug dealer who killed two narcotics agents in a shootout, they go back to look for the can, find it, and decide to go into the heroin selling business. However, the drug dealer's gang also wants the heroin, finds out the boys have it, and sets out to hunt them down and get back their dope. Features an " incredible cold turkey withdrawal scene and a hip jazz soundtrack." 89 min. DVD X5234
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Teenage Monster (1958)
Directed by Jacques Marquette. Cast: Anne Gwynne, Stuart Wade, Gloria Castillo, Charles Courtney, Gilbert Perkins, Norman Leavitt, Gabe Mooradian. A rare fusion of the Old West, gothic horror and science fiction. Rays from a mysterious meteor kill one man and infect his teenage son with a mutating werewolf-like malady. The Meteor Monster goes on a murderous killing binge and terrorizes the countryside as the sheriff and townspeople watch in horror. One of the last films of legendary special effects make-up artist, Jack Pierce, who created the original Boris Karloff make-up in Frankenstein and The Mummy. 65 min. DVD X3082
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Monster on the Campus (1959)
Directed by Jack Arnold. Cast: Arthur Franz, Joanna Moore, Judson Pratt, Nancy Walters, Troy Donahue, Phil Harvey, Whit Bissell. A paleontology professor acquires a newly discovered specimen of a prehistoric fish. While examining the find he is accidentally exposed to it's blood, turning him into a murderous Neanderthal. 79 min. DVD 7477
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A Summer Place (1959)
Directed by Delmer Daves. Cast: Richard Egan, Dorothy McGuire, Sandra Dee, Arthur Kennedy, Troy Donahue, Constance Ford, Beulah Bondi. Set at an elite Maine resort the lovestruck Johnny and woman/child Molly struggle to cope with adult emotions. Johnny, Molly and their parents discover that love will find a way. Based on the novel by Sloan Wilson. 130 min. DVD 7552
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Teenage Zombies (1959)
Directed by Jerry Warren. Cast: Don Sullivan, Katherine Victor, Steve Conte, J.L.D. Morrison. A deranged female scientist working for an enemy government kidnaps teens and injects them with a formula as part of an experiment to turn the entire U.S. population into zombie slaves. 73 min. DVD X3090
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Teenagers From Outer Space (1959)
Directed by Tom Graeff. Cast: David Love, Dawn Anderson, King Moody, Harvey B. Dunn, Bryan Grant [i.e. Pearson], Tom Lockyear [i.e. Graeff], Ursula Pearson. "Thrill crazed space kids on a ray gun rampage!" A strange flying saucer lands in the desert near Hollywood, bringing a deadly menace to Earth: a mischievous gang of teenagers from outer space! 85 min. DVD X3083
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1960s

This Rebel Breed (1960)
Directed by Richard L. Bare. Cast: Rita Moreno, Mark Damon, Gerald Mohr, Jay Novello, Eugenio Martin. Black, Anglo and Hispanic high-school gangs duke it out in this story about two undercover cops who infiltrate the gangs to stop narcotics trafficking. The undercover cop Frank is of mixed black American and Mexican parentage, which means no gang is going to easily accept him while his partner Don is an Anglo cop. When Lola's boyfriend is killed in a gang fight she starts to fall for Frank. DVD includs Black rebels: Five years after "This Rebel Breed" was released, producer William Rowland added some incongruous inserts filled with nudity and re-released the film under the titles Black Rebels, Lola's Mistake, and Three Shades of Love. 90 min. (This Rebel Breed); 94 min. (Black Rebels) DVD X3088; vhs 999:3051
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Where the Boys Are (1960)
Directed by Henry Levin. Cast: Dolores Hart, George Hamilton, Yvette Mimieux, Jim Hutton, Barbara Nichols, Paula Prentiss, Chill Wills, Frank Gorshin, Connie Francis. On the sunny beaches of Ft. Lauderdale, four college girls search for a wild and hopefully romantic spring break. Based on the novel by Glendon Swarthout. 87 min. DVD X3413
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The Wild Ride(1960)
Director, Harvey Berman. Cast: Jack Nicholson, Georgianna Carter, Robert Bean, Carol Bigby, John Bologni, Gary Espinosa, Judith Trezise, Wesley Tackitt. Johnny, a wild teenager with plenty of dangerous attitude, plays a deadly game of "chicken" with a police officer. The policeman is killed, but the cops are unable to make any charges stick to the rebellious punk. Tough-as-nails gang leader, Johnny, is unfazed by the incident, and manages to keep a protective eye on his friend Dave. Meanwhile, beach parties, drag races and booze all mix for a formula that spells big trouble for Johnny and his band of troublemakers. When Johnny gets ideas about Dave's girlfriend, it results in a furious race down a winding highway on a collision course with tragedy. 60 min. DVD X4878
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Gidget Goes Hawaiian (1961)
Directed by Paul Wendkos. Cast: James Darren, Michael Callan, Deborah Walley, Vicki Trickett, Carl Reiner, Peggy Cass, Eddie Foy Jr. On vacation in Hawaii, Gidget conquers the boys on Waikiki with her looks and surfing prowess. 102 min. DVD 9671
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Booth, Douglas. "Surfing Films and Videos: Adolescent Fun, Alternative Lifestyle, Adventure Industry." Journal of sport history, 23:3 Fall 1996 UC users only
Dennis, Jeffery P. "How to stuff a wild bikini: the beach movies." In: Queering teen culture : all-American boys and same-sex desire in film and television / Jeffery P. Dennis. New York : Harrington Park Press, c2006. (Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1995.9.Y6 D45 2006)
Kitson, Michael. "From Gidget to Surf Nazis Newcastle: The Genre of the Surfing Flick." Metro, Sep2008, Issue 158, p28-31, 4p UC users only
Nash, Ilana. "'Nowhere Else to Go': Gidget and the Construction of Adolescent Femininity." Feminist Media Studies, vol. 2, no. 3, pp. 341-56, Nov 2002 UC users only
O'Brien, Kevin. "Gidget: Surfing the Illusory Wave of Change." Popular Culture Review, vol. 6, no. 2, pp. 83-91, Aug 1995
Rutsky, R. L. "Surfing the Other: Ideology on the Beach." Film Quarterly, vol. 52, no. 4, pp. 12-23, Summer 1999 UC users only
Scheiner, Georganne "Look at me, I'm Sandra Dee: Beyond a White, Teen Icon." (portrayal of social values in 1950's) Frontiers June 2001 v22 i2 p87(21) (9229 words) UC users only
Whitney, Allison. "Gidget Goes Hysterical." In: Sugar, spice, and everything nice : cinemas of girlhood / edited by Frances Gateward and Murray Pomerance. Detroit : Wayne State University Press, c2002. (Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1995.9.G57 S84 2002)

Lolita (1961)
Directed by Stanley Kubrick. Cast: James Mason, Shelley Winters, Peter Sellers, Sue Lyon, Marianne Stone, Diana Decker, Jerry Stovin, Gary Cockrell, Suzanne Gibbs, Roberta Shore. In this story of the passion of a middle-aged man for a young teenager, a European emigre plans to marry Charlotte Haze so he'll always be close to his dear one--Charlotte's precocious daughter. Based on the novel by Vladimir Nabokov. 153 min. DVD 52; vhs 999:106
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Nabokov, Vladimir Vladimirovich. Lolita: a screenplay, by Vladimir Nabokov . New York, McGraw-Hill [1974, c1961] ( Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1997.L66 N31 1974)

The Parent Trap (1961)
Directed by David Swift. Cast: Hayley Mills, Maureen O'Hara, Brian Keith, Joanna Barnes, Una Merkel, Charlie Ruggles. Haley Mills plays two young girls who meet at a summer camp and discover that they are long-lost twin sisters. Reunited at last, the two concoct an outrageous scheme to switch places in a effort to rekindle the romance between their separated parents. Special features (Disc 2): "Caught in the act: the making-of 'The parent trap'"; "The Sherman brothers"--Featurette about the award-winning songwriters; "Let's get together" music video; "Whose the twin?: lost treasures; 1961 Disney Studio album; "Kimbal and Swift: the Disney years"--director David Swift interviews Disney animator Ward Kimbal; "Seeing double" special effects featurette; "Disney legend: Hayley Mills." 129 min. DVD 9449
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Broad, David B. "The Parent Trap: A Myth of the Reunited Self." Popular Culture Review, vol. 6, no. 1, pp. 121-31, Feb 1995
Hamlett, Christina. "The Terrible Twos." Writers' Journal; May/Jun2010, Vol. 31 Issue 3, p6-9, 4p

Tammy Tell Me True (1961)
Directed by Harry Keller. Cast: Sandra Dee, John Gavin, Charles Drake, Virginia Grey, Julia Meade, Beulah Bondi, Cecil Kellaway, Edgar Buchanan, Gigi Perreau, Juanita Moore, Hayden Rorke, Ward Ramsey, Henry Corden. Tammy, a worldly-wise small-town gal, is in college when she helps a broken-hearted artist paint a happy future, teaches a haughty heiress that the Golden Rule is more precious than gold, and finds true love with a shy, handsome young professor. 97 min. DVD X4017
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Scheiner, Georganne "Look at me, I'm Sandra Dee: Beyond a White, Teen Icon." (portrayal of social values in 1950's) Frontiers June 2001 v22 i2 p87(21) (9229 words) UC users only

Beat Girl (UK, 1962)
Director, Edmond T. Greville. Performers: Gillian Hills, David Farrar, Christopher Lee, Adam Faith, Oliver Reed, Noelle Adam. This is the British version of Rebel Without a Cause, set in the beatnik world where jaded restless kids rule the night in smokey coffee bars, at suicidal chickie runs and at wild impromptu parties. 78 min. vhs 999:1745
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Jacktown (1962)
Directed by William Martin. Cast: Patty McCormack, Richard Meade, George F. Taylor, Douglas Rutherford. Tough guy Frankie Stossel has his life of crime interrupted when he's caught making out with an underage car hop and sentenced to Jacktown, "the world's largest prison in Jackson, Michigan." But since "morals charges is against their religion," the cons make things rough for Frankie until he escapes and takes refuge with the warden's daughter, Miss Patty McCormack, the Bad Seed herself. 62 min. DVD 9382
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Beach Party (1963)
Directed by William Asher. Cast: Bob Cummings, Dorothy Malone, Frankie Avalon, Annette Funicello, Harvey Lembeck, Jody McCrea, John Ashley, Morey Amsterdam, Eva Six. A college professor nearly blows his credentials when one of his gorgeous students decides the subject she wants to study is romance. 100 min. DVD 8375
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Booth, Douglas. "Surfing Films and Videos: Adolescent Fun, Alternative Lifestyle, Adventure Industry." Journal of sport history, 23:3 Fall 1996 UC users only
Dennis, Jeffery P. "How to stuff a wild bikini: the beach movies." In: Queering teen culture : all-American boys and same-sex desire in film and television / Jeffery P. Dennis. New York : Harrington Park Press, c2006. (Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1995.9.Y6 D45 2006)
Griffin, Annie. "The blondest thing on the beach." Sight and Sound August 1993 v3 n8 p35(1)
Jackson, Kathy Merlock "Frankie and Annette at the Beach: The Beach Locale in American Movies and its Dominance in the 1960s." In: Beyond the stars IV / edited by Paul Loukides and Linda K. Fuller. Bowling Green, Ohio : Bowling Green University Popular Press, c1990- (Main Stack PN1995.9.C36.B49 1990; Moffitt PN1995.9.C36.B49 1990)
Kitson, Michael. "From Gidget to Surf Nazis Newcastle: The Genre of the Surfing Flick." Metro, Sep2008, Issue 158, p28-31, 4p UC users only
Morris, Gary. "Beyond the beach." Journal of Popular Film and Television Spring 1993 v21 n1 p2(10)
UCB users only
Rutsky, R. L. "Surfing the Other." (surf films from 1950's, 1960's and how teenagers responded) Film Quarterly, Summer 1999 v52 i4 p12 UCB users only
Stenger, Josh. "Mapping the beach: beach movies, exploitation film and geographies of whiteness." In: The persistence of whiteness : race and contemporary Hollywood cinema / edited by Daniel Bernardi. London : New York : Routledge, 2008. (Main Stack PN1995.9.M56.P47 2008)

Bye Bye Birdie (1963)
Directed by George Sidney. Cast: Janet Leigh, Dick Van Dyke, Ann-Margret, Maureen Stapleton, Bobby Rydell, Jesse Pearson, Ed Sullivan,Paul Lynde. When rock star Conrad Birdie gets drafted, his manager organizes a nationwide contest in which one lucky girl wins a farewell kiss on The Ed Sullivan show. 112 min. vhs 999:2019
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Ross, T.J. "Bye bye Birdie." Film Quarterly, Spring 1964, Vol. 17, p56-59, 4p UC users only

Cool World (1963)
Directed by Shirley Clark. Realistic docu-dramatization of ghetto and gang life in 1960's Harlem with a focus on the fictional teenage gang leader, Duke. 104 min. vhs 999:1702
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Gidget Goes to Rome (1963)
Directed by Paul Wendkos. Cast: James Darren, Cindy Carol, Jessie Royce Landis, Cesare Danova, Joby Baker. Gidget goes to Rome with boyfriend Moondoggie and their best friends. Gidget falls for an Italian dreamboat who turns out to be her father's wartime buddy who is keeping an eye on Gidget for her father. 101 min. DVD 9671
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Dennis, Jeffery P. "How to stuff a wild bikini: the beach movies." In: Queering teen culture : all-American boys and same-sex desire in film and television / Jeffery P. Dennis. New York : Harrington Park Press, c2006. (Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1995.9.Y6 D45 2006)
Nash, Ilana. "'Nowhere Else to Go': Gidget and the Construction of Adolescent Femininity." Feminist Media Studies, vol. 2, no. 3, pp. 341-56, Nov 2002 UC users only
O'Brien, Kevin. "Gidget: Surfing the Illusory Wave of Change." Popular Culture Review, vol. 6, no. 2, pp. 83-91, Aug 1995
Rutsky, R. L. "Surfing the Other: Ideology on the Beach." Film Quarterly, vol. 52, no. 4, pp. 12-23, Summer 1999 UC users only
Scheiner, Georganne "Look at me, I'm Sandra Dee: Beyond a White, Teen Icon." (portrayal of social values in 1950's) Frontiers June 2001 v22 i2 p87(21) (9229 words) UC users only
Whitney, Allison. "Gidget Goes Hysterical." In: Sugar, spice, and everything nice : cinemas of girlhood / edited by Frances Gateward and Murray Pomerance. Detroit : Wayne State University Press, c2002. (Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1995.9.G57 S84 2002)

Tammy and the Doctor (1963)
Directed by Harry Keller. Cast: Sandra Dee, Peter Fonda, MacDonald Carey, Margaret Lindsay, Beulah Bondi, Reginald Owen, Alice Pearce, Adam West. Tammy travels to Los Angeles to become a nurse and turns the handsome young intern inside out with her unique bedside manner. 88 min. DVD X4017
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Scheiner, Georganne "Look at me, I'm Sandra Dee: Beyond a White, Teen Icon." (portrayal of social values in 1950's) Frontiers June 2001 v22 i2 p87(21) (9229 words) UC users only

Bikini Beach (1964)
Directed by William Asher. Cast: Frankie Avalon, Annette Funicello, Martha Hyer, Harvey Lembeck, Don Rickles, John Ashley, Jody McCrea, Candy Johnson, Little Stevie Wonder, The Pyramids, The Exciters Band, Keenan Wynn. Millionaire Harvey Huntington Honeywagon III tries to prove to his colleague Vivian Clements that his chimp, Clyde, is more intelligent than the average American teenager. Meanwhile Dee Dee is torn between Frankie and British recording star, the Potato Bug. Eric Von Zipper shows up to aid Harvey's anti-teen campaign. 100 min. DVD 8375
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Booth, Douglas. "Surfing Films and Videos: Adolescent Fun, Alternative Lifestyle, Adventure Industry." Journal of sport history, 23:3 Fall 1996 UC users only
Dennis, Jeffery P. "How to stuff a wild bikini: the beach movies." In: Queering teen culture : all-American boys and same-sex desire in film and television / Jeffery P. Dennis. New York : Harrington Park Press, c2006. (Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1995.9.Y6 D45 2006)
Griffin, Annie. "The blondest thing on the beach." Sight and Sound August 1993 v3 n8 p35(1)
Jackson, Kathy Merlock "Frankie and Annette at the Beach: The Beach Locale in American Movies and its Dominance in the 1960s." In: Beyond the stars IV / edited by Paul Loukides and Linda K. Fuller. Bowling Green, Ohio : Bowling Green University Popular Press, c1990- (Main Stack PN1995.9.C36.B49 1990; Moffitt PN1995.9.C36.B49 1990)
Morris, Gary. "Beyond the beach." Journal of Popular Film and Television Spring 1993 v21 n1 p2(10)
UCB users only
Rutsky, R. L. "Surfing the Other." (surf films from 1950's, 1960's and how teenagers responded) Film Quarterly, Summer 1999 v52 i4 p12 UCB users only
Stenger, Josh. "Mapping the beach: beach movies, exploitation film and geographies of whiteness." In: The persistence of whiteness : race and contemporary Hollywood cinema / edited by Daniel Bernardi. London : New York : Routledge, 2008. (Main Stack PN1995.9.M56.P47 2008)

Beach Blanket Bingo (1965)
Directed by William Asher. Cast: Frankie Avalon, Annette Funicello, Deborah Walley, Harvey Lembeck, John Ashley, Jody McCrea, Donna Loren, Marta Kristen, Linda Evans, Don Rickles, Paul Lynde. In the fourth of the highly successful Frankie and Annette beach party movies, a motorcycle gang led by Eric Von Zipper kidnaps singing star Sugar Kane managed by Bullets, who hires sky-diving surfers Steve and Bonnie from Big Drop for a publicity stunt. With the usual gang of kids and a mermaid named Lorelei. 97 min. DVD 8374
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Booth, Douglas. "Surfing Films and Videos: Adolescent Fun, Alternative Lifestyle, Adventure Industry." Journal of sport history, 23:3 Fall 1996 UC users only
Dennis, Jeffery P. "How to stuff a wild bikini: the beach movies." In: Queering teen culture : all-American boys and same-sex desire in film and television / Jeffery P. Dennis. New York : Harrington Park Press, c2006. (Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1995.9.Y6 D45 2006)
Griffin, Annie. "The blondest thing on the beach." Sight and Sound August 1993 v3 n8 p35(1)
Jackson, Kathy Merlock "Frankie and Annette at the Beach: The Beach Locale in American Movies and its Dominance in the 1960s." In: Beyond the stars IV / edited by Paul Loukides and Linda K. Fuller. Bowling Green, Ohio : Bowling Green University Popular Press, c1990- (Main Stack PN1995.9.C36.B49 1990; Moffitt PN1995.9.C36.B49 1990)
Kitson, Michael. "From Gidget to Surf Nazis Newcastle: The Genre of the Surfing Flick." Metro, Sep2008, Issue 158, p28-31, 4p UC users only
Morris, Gary. "Beyond the beach." Journal of Popular Film and Television Spring 1993 v21 n1 p2(10)
UCB users only
Rutsky, R. L. "Surfing the Other." (surf films from 1950's, 1960's and how teenagers responded) Film Quarterly, Summer 1999 v52 i4 p12 UCB users only
Stenger, Josh. "Mapping the beach: beach movies, exploitation film and geographies of whiteness." In: The persistence of whiteness : race and contemporary Hollywood cinema / edited by Daniel Bernardi. London : New York : Routledge, 2008. (Main Stack PN1995.9.M56.P47 2008)

How to Stuff a Wild Bikini (1965)
Directed by William Asher. Cast: Annette Funicello, Dwayne Hickman, Brian Donlevy, Buster Keaton, Harvey Lembeck, Beverly Adams, John Ashley, Jody McCrea, Patti Chandler, Bobbi Shaw, Mary Hughes, Mickey Rooney. Frankie is away on naval-reserve duty in Tahiti and doesn't trust Dee Dee to stay faithful, so he hires Bwana, a witch doctor, to help. Bwana conjures up a floating bikini and "stuffs" it with Cassandra, and sends her to distract advertising executive Ricky from Dee Dee. 93 min. DVD 8374
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Booth, Douglas. "Surfing Films and Videos: Adolescent Fun, Alternative Lifestyle, Adventure Industry." Journal of sport history, 23:3 Fall 1996 UC users only
Dennis, Jeffery P. "How to stuff a wild bikini: the beach movies." In: Queering teen culture : all-American boys and same-sex desire in film and television / Jeffery P. Dennis. New York : Harrington Park Press, c2006. (Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1995.9.Y6 D45 2006)
Griffin, Annie. "The blondest thing on the beach." Sight and Sound August 1993 v3 n8 p35(1)
Jackson, Kathy Merlock "Frankie and Annette at the Beach: The Beach Locale in American Movies and its Dominance in the 1960s." In: Beyond the stars IV / edited by Paul Loukides and Linda K. Fuller. Bowling Green, Ohio : Bowling Green University Popular Press, c1990- (Main Stack PN1995.9.C36.B49 1990; Moffitt PN1995.9.C36.B49 1990)
Kitson, Michael. "From Gidget to Surf Nazis Newcastle: The Genre of the Surfing Flick." Metro, Sep2008, Issue 158, p28-31, 4p UC users only
Morris, Gary. "Beyond the beach." Journal of Popular Film and Television Spring 1993 v21 n1 p2(10)
UCB users only
Rutsky, R. L. "Surfing the Other." (surf films from 1950's, 1960's and how teenagers responded) Film Quarterly, Summer 1999 v52 i4 p12 UCB users only
Stenger, Josh. "Mapping the beach: beach movies, exploitation film and geographies of whiteness." In: The persistence of whiteness : race and contemporary Hollywood cinema / edited by Daniel Bernardi. London : New York : Routledge, 2008. (Main Stack PN1995.9.M56.P47 2008)

Inside Daisy Clover (1965)
Directed by Robert Mulligan. Cast: Natalie Wood, Christopher Plummer, Robert Redford, Roddy McDowall, Ruth Gordon, Katharine Bard, Betty Harford, John Hale, Harold Gould, Ottola Nesmith, Edna Holland, Peter Helm. Daisy Clover is a 15 year old Tomboy who dreams of being a Hollywood star. After auditioning for producer Raymond Swan of Swan Studios she becomes the toast of Hollywood. Daisy must then come to terms with her new found fame and the 1930's Hollywood star treatment. She is considered a has-been by the time she turned seventeen. Daisy's meteoric rise to stardom and even faster fade-out is chronicled in an incisive behind-the-scene tour of vintage Hollywood. Based on the novel by Gavin Lambert. 128 min. DVD X5442
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Ski Party (1965)
Directed by Alan Rafkin. Cast: Frankie Avalon, Dwayne Hickman, Deborah Walley, Yvonne Craig, Robert Q. Lewis, James Brown, Lesley Gore, Aron Kincaid, Bobbi Shaw, Patti Chandler, Mary Hughes, Annette Funicello (uncredited). Two would-be snow studs go undercover as a couple of snow bunnies to find out what girls want from men. Will these cross-dressing cross-country skiers get what they want - or just discover that some like it cold? 91 min. DVD 8377
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Teen-age Strangler(1965)
Directed by Ben Parker. Cast: Diane Conti, Joey Naudic, John Batis, Linda Gale. The Fastbacks, high school hotrodders, try to figure out the identiy of the a psycho who leaves a stocking wrapped around his victims' necks. 61 min. DVD X3369
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Teenage Gang Debs (1966)
Directed by Sande N. Johnsen. Cast: Don Sullivan, Katherine Victor, Steve Conte, J.L.D. Morrison. Brooklyn bad girl Terry becomes the top mama of "The Rebels" by manipulating the guys and eliminating the dolls. 72 min. DVD X3369
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Mini-skirt Love (1967)
Directed by Lou Campa. Cast: Janet Banzet, Donny Lee, Bella Donna. After his mother kills his father and is taken to jail, teen-ager Billy is cared for by his aunt, leading to an incestuous affair. 76 min. DVD X3446
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Riot on Sunset Strip (1967)
Directed by Arthur Dreifuss. Cast: Aldo Ray, Mimsy Farmer, Michael Evans, Laurie Mock, Tim Rooney, Gene Kirkwood. LA's civic leaders band together to do something about the invasion of longhairs on Hollywood's Sunset Strip. Includes fantastic scenes of 60s Hollywood clubs and teen scenes, with hippies, pot smoking, sugar cube LSD and terrific garage punk by the Standells, the Chocolate Watch Band, the Mugwumps and others. 87 min. DVD 2553
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Up the Down Staircase (1967)
Directed by Robert Mulligan. Cast: Sandy Dennis, Patrick Bedford, Eileen Heckart, Ruth White, Jean Stapleton, Sorrell Booke, Roy Poole. Sylvia Barrett is a rookie teacher with a can-do attitude at New York's inner city Calvin Coolidge High. Crowded classes, broken windows, lack of chalk and books are only a few of the problems she will have to face. Based on the novel of the same title by Bel Kaufman. 124 min. DVD X6391
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Maryjane (1968)
Director, Maury Dexter. Cast: Fabian, Diane McBain, Patty McCormack, Kevin Coughlin. A marijuana exploitation movie about a delinquent teenage pot smoking club called "Mary Jane." The film begins with a car full of pot smoking teens driving recklessly down the road until they hit and kill a bystander then go off a cliff and die themselves! The civic leaders are up in arms about what to do with this evil weed problem! Fabian plays an art teacher who tries to help the kids while he falls for a hot blonde teacher who we find out later is a junkie-slut and the town dope dealer! 95 min. DVD X5232
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Single Room furnished(1968)
Directed by Matt Cimber. Cast: Jayne Mansfield, Dorothy Keller In her last performance, Jayne Mansfield portrays an innocent, voluptuous teenager who becomes a deserted pregnant wife, a waitress and a demented street-walker. This film also includes a side plot featuring a love story between two neighbors. 93 min. DVD X5537
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Wild in the Streets. (1968)
Directed by Barry Shear. Cast: Shelley Winters, Christopher Jones, Diane Varsi, Hal Holbrook, Millie Perkins, Richard Pryor. Max Frost, a malcontented teen and famous rock star, is so popular that he helps elect a U.S. Senator. Next Max gets the voting age lowered to 14 and goes on to become President. His first act is to have everyone over 30 carted off to internment camps as the kids take over the country. 97 min. DVD 5321
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Doherty, Thomas. "The Exploitation Film as History: Wild in the Streets."' Literature Film Quarterly 12.3 (1984): 186-94.

1970s

The Brady Bunch. Volume 1.
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The Summer of '42 (1971)
Directed by Robert Mulligan. Cast: Cast: Jennifer O'Neill, Gary Grimes, Jerry Houser, Oliver Conant, Lou Frizell. Three teenage friends convey the hilarity of their awkward sexual quest and the genuine pain of growing up during a summer vacation on Nattucket Island in 1942. One of the teenagers develops a crush on an "older woman" of 22 who is married to an army pilot who is away serving in WWII. 104 min. DVD 3149
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Klinger, Gabe. "Summer of '42, or What the Boy Scouts Want You to Believe." The Film Journal, Issue 11 January 2005 UC users only

American Graffiti (1973)
Directed by George Lucas. Cast: Richard Dreyfuss, Ronny Howard, Paul Le Mat, Charles Martin Smith, Candy Clark, Mackenzie Phillips. The misadventures of four California teenagers one late summer night in 1962 become the focal point for an audience trip back to the last "innocent" years of the 50's and early 60's. 112 min. DVD 246
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National Film Registry Selection

Cagin, Seth, and Philip Dray. Hollywood Films of the Seventies: Sex, Drugs, Violence, Rock 'n' Roil and Politics. New York: Harper & Row, 1984. (MAIN: PN1993.5.U6 C24 1984)
Dennis, Jeffery P. "American graffiti: 1950's nostalgia and teenage androgyny" In: Queering teen culture : all-American boys and same-sex desire in film and television New York : Harrington Park Press, c2006. (Main Stack PN1995.9.Y6.D45 2006)
Lev, Peter. "Teen Films: American Graffiti, Cooley High, Animal House, Diner, Fast Times at Ridgemont High." In: American films of the 70s : conflicting visions / Peter Lev. Austin, TX : University of Texas Press, 2000. (Full text available online [UCB users only]; Print: Main (Gardner) Stacks; Moffitt PN1993.5.U6 L44 2000)
Sodowsky, Alice, et al. "Epic world of American Graffiti." In: Movies as artifacts : cultural criticism of popular film / edited by Michael T. Marsden, John G. Nachbar, and Sam L. Grogg, Jr Chicago : Nelson-Hall, c1982 (Main Stack PN1993.5.U6.M67 1982; Moffitt PN1993.5.U6.M67 1982)
Speed, Lesley. "Tuesday's Gone: The Nostalgic Teen Film." Journal of Popular Film and Television, vol. 26, no. 1, pp. 24-32, Spring 1998 UC users only

Badlands (1973)
Directed by Terrence Malick. Cast: Martin Sheen, Sissy Spacek, Warren Oates, Ramon Bieri. Set in South Dakota in 1959, this is the story of Kit and his girlfriend Holly, two people alienated from everyday life, who go on a killing spree. Based loosely on the 1950's killing spree by Charles Starkweather and his girlfriend, Caril Ann Fugate. 95 min. DVD 201
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National Film Registry Selection

Black Christmas (1974)
Directed by Bob Clark. Cast: Olivia Hussey, Keir Dullea, Margot Kidder, Andrea Martin, John Saxon. The college town of Bedford is receiving an unwelcome guest this Christmas. As the residents of sorority house Pi Kappa Sig prepare for the festive season, a demonic stranger begins to stalk the house. A series of grisly obscene phone calls begins to plague the residents and soon they will each meet their fate at the hands of the psychotic intruder. As the police trace the calls, they soon discover that nothing is as it seems. Special features: Two original scenes with a new vocal soundtrack that were recently uncovered; "The 12 days of 'Black Christmas'" documentary featuring current interviews; separate interview segments with Olivia Hussey and Margot Kidder; midnight screening Q & A session with John Saxon, Bob Clark & Carl Zittrer. 98 min. DVD X5092
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Cooley High (1975)
Directed by Michael Schultz. Cast: Glynn Turman, Lawrence-Hilton Jacobs, Garrett Morris, Cynthia Davis. Fun-loving and warm movie about high school life in the 1960's. Preach, a serious-minded writer and Cochise, a basketball hero headed for college, are best friends at Cooley High in Chicago. Together, they cut classes to go to the zoo, crash parties, put the hustle on some hustlers, and dream of getting out of their impoverished, rough neighborhood. 107 min. DVD 8955; vhs Video 999:1174
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Lev, Peter. "Teen Films: American Graffiti, Cooley High, Animal House, Diner, Fast Times at Ridgemont High." In: American films of the 70s : conflicting visions / Peter Lev. Austin, TX : University of Texas Press, 2000. (Full text available online [UCB users only]; Print: Main (Gardner) Stacks; Moffitt PN1993.5.U6 L44 2000)
Palmer, William J. "Teen Films." In: The films of the seventies : a social history / by William J. Palmer. Metuchen, N.J. : Scarecrow Press, 1987. (Main Stack PN1995.9.S6.P341 1987; Moffitt PN1995.9.S6.P34 1987)

Carrie (1976)
Directed by Brian De Palma. Cast: Sissy Spacek, John Travolta, Piper Laurie. Carrie White is a shy young girl who doesn't make friends easily. After her class mates taunt her about her horrified reaction to her totally unexpected first period one of them takes pity on her and gets Tommy Ross, her boyfriend and class hunk to invite Carrie to the senior prom. Meanwhile another girl who has been banned from the prom for her continued aggressive behaviour is not as forgiving and plans a trick to embarrass Carrie in front of the whole school. What she doesn't realise is that Carrie is-- gifted, and you really don't want to get her angry. Special features: 45-minute "Acting Carrie" documentary; 45-minute "Visualizing Carrie" documentary; "Carrie: the musical" featurette with Betty Buckley and L.D. Cohen; Stephen King and the writing of Carrie; animated photo gallery; original theatrical trailer and more. 100 min. DVD 4091; vhs 999:1004
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What's Happening!: The Complete First Season(1976-1979)
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Pom Pom Girls(1976)
Directed by Joseph Ruben. Cast: Robert Carradine, Jennifer Ashley. High school football player Johnnie is going to spend his senior year at Rosedale High School playing pranks and getting together with as many girls as possible. He and a buddy, along with two cheerleaders, are going to make their last year memorable. The Big Game with rival Hardin High School is approaching, and a prank war is about to rev into full swing. 90 min. DVD X5537
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(National Lampoon's) Animal House (1978)
Directed by John Landis. Cast: John Belushi, Donald Sutherland, Tim Matheson, John Vernon, Verna Bloom, Thomas Hulce, Cesare Danova, Peter Riegert, Karen Allen, Kevin Bacon. In this spoof of 1960's college life, members of the Delta fraternity offend the straight-arrow people on campus in a comedy which irreverently mocks college traditions. 109 min. DVD 1874
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Awards & Honors
National Film Registry Selection

Lev, Peter. "Teen Films: American Graffiti, Cooley High, Animal House, Diner, Fast Times at Ridgemont High." In: American films of the 70s : conflicting visions / Peter Lev. Austin, TX : University of Texas Press, 2000. (Full text available online [UCB users only]; Print: Main (Gardner) Stacks; Moffitt PN1993.5.U6 L44 2000)
Palmer, William J. "Teen Films." In: The films of the seventies : a social history / by William J. Palmer. Metuchen, N.J. : Scarecrow Press, 1987. (Main Stack PN1995.9.S6.P341 1987; Moffitt PN1995.9.S6.P34 1987)

Grease (1978)
Directed by Randal Kleiser. An exuberant musical celebrating the 50's era of rock 'n roll centering around the romance between a teen-age gang leader, his naive girlfriend and other "hip" seniors at Ridel High School. 130 min. vhs 999:1896
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Malibu Beach(1978)
Directed by Robert J. Rosenthal. Cast: Kim Lankford, James Daughton. Various beach goers have their eyes on the hot new lifeguard Dina. They range from a muscle-bound idiot to pesky kids pretending to drown in order to get some mouth-to-mouth action. 90 min. DVD X5537
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Breaking Away (1979)
Directed by Peter Yates. Cast: Dennis Christopher, Dennis Quaid, Daniel Stern, Jackie Earle Haley, Barbara Barrie, Paul Dooley, Robyn Douglass.Dave, nineteen, has just graduated high school, with his 3 friends, The comical Cyril, the warm hearted but short-tempered Moocher, and the athletic, spiteful but good-hearted Mike. Now, Dave enjoys racing bikes and hopes to race the Italians one day, and even takes up the Italian culture, much to his friends and parents annoyance. While meanwhile, the 4 friends try to break away from their townie, Indiana reputation while fighting with nearby college snobs. 100 min. DVD X1488
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Awards
National Society of Film Critics Awards, USA - Best Film

Burnout (1979)
Directed by Graham Meech-Burkestone. Cast: Mark Schneider, Bob Louden, John Zenda, Crystal Ramar. A troubled teenager, whose sole desire is to become a great drag racer, almost ruins his own dreams when he spurns his dad's racing advice. But support from his girlfriend enables him to prove his abilities to the racing world, his father and himself. 90 min. DVD 3142
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Rock 'n' Roll High School (1979)
Directed by Allan Arkush (Uncredited directors, Joe Dante, Jerry Zucker). Comedy set in a high school where the students have the lowest academic average in Southern California, the athletes haven't won a game in years, and three principals have gone insane. Features scenes of a concert by the Ramones. 93 min. DVD 912
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Van Nuys Blvd. (1979)
Directed by William Sachs. Cast: Bill Adler, Cynthia Wood. Bobby, a small-town kid hears about the wild nights of cruising the boulevard in Van Nuys, California. He hops in his van and drives down to check it out. Along the way he gets involved with drag racers, topless dancers and bikers. 93 min. DVD 9483
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The Warriors (1979)
Directed by Walter Hill. Cast: Michael Beck, James Remar, Deborah Van Valkenburg, Marcelino Sanchez, David Harris, Tom McKitterick, Brian Tyler. The Warriors, a New York City street gang, are mistakenly accused of killing a big time gang leader named Cyrus. Soon they have every gang in the city out to get revenge. The Warriors must make their way from one end of New York to their turf on the other side of the city. Special features: Introduction to the new edition by Walter Hill; featurettes: The beginning, Battleground, The way home, The phenomenon ; original theatrical trailer. 94 min. DVD 9483
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When a Stranger Calls (1979)
Directed by Fred Walton. Cast: Charles Durning, Carole Kane, Colleen Dewhurst, Tony Beckley, Rachel Roberts, Ron O'Neal. High school student Jill Johnson is traumatized over an evening of babysitting by a caller who repeatedly asks, "Have you checked the children lately?" After notifying the police, Jill is told that the calls are coming from inside the house... 97 min. DVD X3945
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1980s

Diner (1982)
Director, Barry Levinson. Performers: Steve Guttenberg, Daniel Stern, Mickey Rourke, Kevin Bacon, Timothy Daly, Ellen Barkin, Paul Reiser. Set in 1959, a group of long-time buddies since high school gather in a local diner to share their escapades and make sense of their lives. As one by one they drift off to join the mainstream of life they still cling to their shared boyhood dreams. 110 min. DVD X368
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Lev, Peter. "Teen Films: American Graffiti, Cooley High, Animal House, Diner, Fast Times at Ridgemont High." In: American films of the 70s : conflicting visions / Peter Lev. Austin, TX : University of Texas Press, 2000. (Full text available online [UCB users only]; Print: Main (Gardner) Stacks; Moffitt PN1993.5.U6 L44 2000)
Palmer, William J. "Teen Films." In: The films of the seventies : a social history / by William J. Palmer. Metuchen, N.J. : Scarecrow Press, 1987. (Main Stack PN1995.9.S6.P341 1987; Moffitt PN1995.9.S6.P34 1987)

Fast Times at Ridgemont High (1982)
Directed by Amy Heckerling. Cast: Sean Penn, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Judge Reinhold, Phoebe Cates, Brian Backer, Robert Romanus, Ray Walston, Nicolas Cage, Forest Whitaker. Twenty-four-year old first-time screenwriter Cameron Crowe went undercover in early 1980s as a high school student to glean an insider's perspective on the struggles of teenagers as they dealt with independence, success, sexuality, money, maturity, school, and particularly with just making it through the formative years. 92 min. DVD 6058
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Awards & Honors
National Film Registry Selection

Lev, Peter. "Teen Films: American Graffiti, Cooley High, Animal House, Diner, Fast Times at Ridgemont High." In: American films of the 70s : conflicting visions / Peter Lev. Austin, TX : University of Texas Press, 2000. (Full text available online [UCB users only]; Print: Main (Gardner) Stacks; Moffitt PN1993.5.U6 L44 2000)
Palmer, William J. "Teen Films." In: The films of the seventies : a social history / by William J. Palmer. Metuchen, N.J. : Scarecrow Press, 1987. (Main Stack PN1995.9.S6.P341 1987; Moffitt PN1995.9.S6.P34 1987)
Schwind, Jean. "Cool Coaching at Ridgemont High." Journal of Popular Culture; Dec2008, Vol. 41 Issue 6, p1012-1032, 21pUC users only
Speed, Lesley. "A World Ruled by Hilarity: Gender and Low Comedy in the Films of Amy Heckerling." Senses of Cinema: An Online Film Journal Devoted to the Serious and Eclectic Discussion of Cinema, vol. 22, 2002 Sept-Oct UC users only

Slumber Party Massacre(1982)
Directed by Amy Jones; written by Rita Mae Brown. Cast: Michelle Michaels, Robin Stille, Michael Villella, Debra Deliso, and Andree Honore. A high school girl's basketball team is stalked by an escaped mental patient with a portable drill. 77 min. DVD X5094
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Valley Girl (1982)
Directed by Martha Coolidge. Cast: Nicholas Cage, Deborah Foreman, Elizabeth Daily, Cameron Dye, Michelle Meyrink, Frederic Forrest. "Valley girl" Julie from California's wealthy San Fernando Valley, meets and falls for Randy, a fast-moving teen from Hollywood. From the time they meet until the tale's tender conclusion, it's war on the "cliques" with Julie's proper Valley friends trying to reunite her with her old flame and Randy and his pal crashing the Valley parties. To add to the irony, Julie's free-spirited Sixties parents are terribly confused about the ultra-conservative daughter they've raised. 96 min. DVD 1811
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The Outsiders (1983)
Directed by Francis Coppola. Cast: C. Thomas Howell, Matt Dillon, Ralph Macchio, Patrick Swayze, Rob Lowe, Diane Lane, Emilio Estevez, Tom Cruise, Leif Garrett, Glenn Withrow. Coming of age movie set in Tulsa Oklahoma in the mid sixties. When two poor greasers, Johnny, and Ponyboy are assaulted by a vicious gang, the socs, and Johnny kills one of the attackers, tension begins to mount between the two rival gangs, setting off a turbulent chain of events. Based on the novel by S.E. Hinton. 91 min. DVD 4901
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Risky Business (1983)
Directed by Paul Brickman. Cast: Tom Cruise, Rebecca De Mornay, Curtis Armstrong, Bronson Pinchot, Raphael Sbarge. Joel's parents are going on vacation and leaving him in charge of the house. They trust their college-bound 17-year-old son but they shouldn't. Every kid's dream is every parent's nightmare. No sooner do Joel's parents step on the plane when he raids the liquor cabinet, has a joyride in Dad's Porsche, and spends a night of passion with a young call girl named Lana. 99 min.DVD X635
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Revenge of the Nerds (1984)
Director, Jeff Kanew. Cast: Robert Carradine, Anthony Edwards, Ted McGinley, Bernie Casey. At Adams College, the jocks rule the school from their house on high, the Alpha Beta fraternity. So when a group of socially-challenged misfits try to go Greek, they are immediately rejected by every house on campus. Deciding to start their own fraternity, the nerds soon find themselves in a battle royale as the Alpha Betas try to crush their new rivals. Special features: Audio commentary by director Jeff Kanew and actors Robert Carradine, Timothy Busfield and Curtis Armstrong; "I'm a nerd, and I'm pretty proud of it" featurette; 'Revenge of the nerds' television plot; deleted scenes; theatrical trailer. 90 min. DVD X4576
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Running on Empty (1988)
Director, Sidney Lumet. Cast: Christine Lahti, Judd Hirsch, Martha Plimpton, River Phoenix. When antiwar activists Arthur and Annie Pope blew up a napalm lab in 1971, they accidentally blinded a janitor working late. Since then, the Popes and their children have stayed together by staying a step ahead of the law, running from state to state, job to job, assumed identity to assumed identity. But now elder son Danny is 17. He's ready to stop running from a past he had nothing to do with, ready to start making his own future. 117 min. DVD X6834
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Sixteen Candles (1984)
Directed by John Hughes. Cast: Molly Ringwald, Paul Dooley, Carlin Glynn, Justin Henry, Michael Schoeffling, Haviland Morris, Gedde Watanabe, Blanche Baker, Anthony Michael Hall. It's Sam's sweet sixteen birthday and no one in her family remembers the important occasion. She's an average teen who endures creepy freshmen, spoiled siblings, confused parents and the beautiful blonde who stands between her and the boy of her dreams. 92 min. DVD 6139
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Bleach, Anthony. "Postfeminist Cliques? Class, Postfeminism, and the Molly Ringwald-John Hughes Films." Cinema Journal, Spring2010, Vol. 49 Issue 3, p24-44, 21p UC users only
Brammer, Rebekah. "Left Of Centre Teen Life Love And Pain In The Films Oh John Hughes." Screen Education, Summer2009, Issue 56, p22-28, 7p UC users only
De Vaney, Ann. "Pretty in Pink? John Hughes Reinscribes Daddy's Girl in Homes and Schools." In: Sugar, spice, and everything nice : cinemas of girlhood / edited by Frances Gateward and Murray Pomerance. Detroit : Wayne State University Press, c2002. (Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1995.9.G57 S84 2002)
Lee, Christina . "Going nowhere?: the Politics of Remembering (and Forgetting) Molly Ringwald." Cultural Studies Review. Mar 2007. Vol. 13, Iss. 1; pg. 89, 16 pgs

Teachers (1984)
Directed by Arthur Hiller. Cast: Nick Nolte, Jobeth Williams, Judd Hirsch, Ralph Macchio, Allen Garfield, Lee Grant, Richard Mulligan. Comedy mixes with biting social commentary in this look into a high school where the teachers are as misfit as the rough bunch of students they are supposed to teach. The school is being sued by an ex-student who was graduated without learning to read or write.98 min. DVD X4947
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The Breakfast Club (1985)
Directed by John Hughes. Cast: Emilio Estevez, Paul Gleason, Anthony Michael Hall, John Kapelos, Judd Nelson, Molly Ringwald, Ally Sheedy. Five teenage students with nothing in common, spend a Saturday detention together in their high school library. At 7:00 a.m. they had nothing to say, but by 4:00 p.m., they had bared their souls to each other and become friends. 98 min. DVD 3376
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Bleach, Anthony. "Postfeminist Cliques? Class, Postfeminism, and the Molly Ringwald-John Hughes Films." Cinema Journal, Spring2010, Vol. 49 Issue 3, p24-44, 21p UC users only
Brammer, Rebekah. "Left Of Centre Teen Life Love And Pain In The Films Oh John Hughes." Screen Education, Summer2009, Issue 56, p22-28, 7p UC users only
De Vaney, Ann. "Pretty in Pink? John Hughes Reinscribes Daddy's Girl in Homes and Schools." In: Sugar, spice, and everything nice : cinemas of girlhood / edited by Frances Gateward and Murray Pomerance. Detroit : Wayne State University Press, c2002. (Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1995.9.G57 S84 2002)
Lee, Christina . "Going nowhere?: the Politics of Remembering (and Forgetting) Molly Ringwald." Cultural Studies Review. Mar 2007. Vol. 13, Iss. 1; pg. 89, 16 pgs

Krush Groove (1985)
Directed by Michael Schultz. Cast: Sheila E., RUN-DMC, The Fat Boys, Kurtis Blow, Blair Underwood, The New Edition. A talented group of street-savvy urban kids hook up with Krush Groove, a hot new rocord label. But with their success come the ego trips and greed that threaten to destroy everything they've worked for. A fresh, 23-title soundtrack vibrantly pushes the rap-to-riches story along. 95 min. vhs 999:1806
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Saint Elmo's Fire (1985)
Directed by Joel Schumacher. Cast: Emilio Estevez, Rob Lowe, Andrew McCarthy, Demi Moore, Judd Nelson, Ally Sheedy, Mare Winningham, Martin Balsam, Andie MacDowell. Seven friends, recent college graduates, search for a place in the real world and face the issues of career and commitment. Against the backdrop of St. Elmo's, their local hang-out, they save, betray and love each one another as only the closest of friends can. 110 min. DVD X3331
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Smooth Talk (1985)
Directed by Joyce Chopra. Cast: Treat Williams, Laura Dern, Mary Kay Place, Elizabeth Berridge, Levon Helm. Connie is a 15-year-od girl with two things on her mind, boys and how she looks. But when she flirts with an older, handsome and predatory stranger, she isn't prepared for the frightening and traumatic consequences. Based on: Where are you going, where have you been / by Joyce Carol Oates. 92 min.DVD 5787
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Teen Wolf (1985)
Directed by Rod Daniel. Cast: Michael J. Fox, James Hampton, Scott Paulin, Susan Ursitti, Jerry Levine, Jay Tarses Teen discovers that puberty for him means he turns into a werewolf. One of the beneficial side effects is that it also turns him into a top-notch basketball player. But will his notoriety cost him his friends and can he find true love? 92 min. DVD X4582
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Weird Science (1985)
Directed by John Hughes. Cast: Anthony Michael Hall, Kelly LeBrock, Ilan Mitchell-Smith, Bill Paxton, Suzanne Snyder, Judie Aronson, Robert Downey (Jr.), Robert Rusler. Two nerdy best friends have the power to create the "perfect woman". Like a computer-generated fairy godmother, the two use their creation to learn about the pleasures and pitfalls of adolescences. 93 min. DVD 6140
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Brammer, Rebekah. "Left Of Centre Teen Life Love And Pain In The Films Oh John Hughes." Screen Education, Summer2009, Issue 56, p22-28, 7p UC users only

April Fool's Day (1986)
Directed by Fred Walton. Cast: Deborah Foreman, Griffin O'Neal, Clayton Rohner. When Muffy St. John invited her college friends up to her parents' secluded island home for the time of their lives, she forgot to tell them it just might be the last time of their lives. Because as soon as the kids arrive on the island, someone starts trimming the guest list ... one murder at a time. 88 min. DVD X5119
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Brighton Beach Memoirs (1986)
directed by Gene Saks. Cast: Blythe Danner, Bob Dishy, Judith Ivey, Jonathan Silverman, Brian Drillinger, Stacy Glick, Lisa Waltz. Fifteen-year-old Eugene Jerome is trying to uncover life's mysteries in this adaptation of a Broadway hit about growing up in Brooklyn during the late 1930's. 110 min. DVD 5897
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Ferris Bueller's Day Off (1986)
Directed by John Hughes. Cast: Matthew Broderick, Alan Ruck, Mia Sara, Jeffrey Jones, Jennifer Grey, Charlie Sheen, Ben Stein. A high school student is determined to get a day off with his friends by outwitting his principal. Ferris Bueller has played hooky a number of times. But this time he has the entire school and more believing he is on the verge of death. On this special day off, Ferris invites his friend Cameron and girlfriend Sloane to join him in his day of fun. Ferris talks Cameron into borrowing his father's precious Ferrari for the day's transportation. All the while, Principal Ed Rooney is determined to prove Ferris is faking his illness. Jeanie, Ferris's agitated sister, also wants to catch Ferris in his lie. Ferris enjoys his day with his friends, until they notice that the mileage of the Ferrari reads too many miles, sending Cameron to suffer his own blow out. Special features: "Getting the class together: the cast of Ferris Bueller's day off" documentary on the casting of the production, featuring cast and crew interviews (28 min.); "The making of Ferris Bueller's day off" featuring cast and crew interviews (16 min.) "Who is Ferris Bueller?" featuring interviews with Hughes, Jones, Broderick (10 min.); "The world according to Ben Stein" featuring interview clips with Stein (11 min.); "Vintage Ferris Bueller" featuring interviews with Broderick, Ruck, and Jones (11 min.); "Class album" of cast stills. 102 min. DVD X3357
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Brammer, Rebekah. "Left Of Centre Teen Life Love And Pain In The Films Oh John Hughes." Screen Education, Summer2009, Issue 56, p22-28, 7p UC users only
Grindon, Leger. "Laughter and Anxiety: Hannah and Her Sisters and Ferris Bueller's Day Off." In: American cinema of the 1980s : themes and variations / edited by Stephen Prince. New Brunswick, N.J. : Rutgers University Press, c2007. (Full text available online (UCB users only); Print: Main (Gardner) Stacks; Moffitt PN1993.5.U6 A8578 2007)
LeBeau, Vicky. "Daddy's Cinema: Femininity and Mass Spectatorship." Screen, vol. 33, no. 3, pp. 244-58, 1992 Autumn
Murray, Scott. "'Cameron Fry, This One's for You'. Or: Why Sausage King of Chicago Doesn't Turn Up for Lunch at Chez Quis." Senses of Cinema: An Online Film Journal Devoted to the Serious and Eclectic Discussion of Cinema, vol. 51, 2009 UC users only

The Parent Trap II (1986)
Directed by David Swift. Cast: Hayley Mills, Tom Skerritt, Carrie Kei Heim, Bridgette Andersen. Hayley Mills plays twins again in this TV sequel to her fondly remembered 1961 film, The Parent Trap. Here, one of the twins is a divorced mother whose 11-year-old daughter, Nicki, befriends another girl, Mary, in summer school. Mary has a widowed father, so naturally the two girls try to get them together. But the mother wants to move, so they have to act fast. Eventually, the mother's twin sister is brought in to aid them. Special features (Disc 2): 'The parent trap' and 'The parent trap II'; Disc 2: "Caught in the act: the making-of 'The parent trap'"; "The Sherman brothers"--Featurette about the award-winning songwriters; "Let's get together" music video; "Whose the twin?: lost treasures; 1961 Disney Studio album; "Kimbal and Swift: the Disney years"--director David Swift interviews Disney animator Ward Kimbal; "Seeing double" special effects featurette; "Disney legend: Hayley Mills." 81 min. DVD 9449
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Pretty in Pink (1986)
Directed by John Hughes. Cast: Molly Ringwald, Harry Dean Stanton, Jon Cryer, Annie Potts, James Spader, Andrew McCarthy. She's a high school girl from the wrong side of town. He's the wealthy heart-throb who asks her to the prom. But as fast as their romance builds, it's threatened by the painful reality of peer pressure. Special DVD features: The first time: "The making of 'Pretty in pink'" featurette; "Zoids and Richies" featurette; "Prom queen: All about Molly" featurette; "Volcanic ensembles" featurette; "Prom stories" featurette; Favorite scenes; Commentary by director Howard Deutch; Wrap up: The epilogue; Photo gallery; The original ending: The lost dance. 96 min. DVD 9186
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Bernstein, Jonathan.< Pretty in pink: the golden age of teenage movies / Jonathan Bernstein. 1st St. Martin's Griffin ed. New York: St. Martin's Griffin, 1997. (UCB Main PN1995.9.Y6 B45 1997)
Bleach, Anthony. "Postfeminist Cliques? Class, Postfeminism, and the Molly Ringwald-John Hughes Films." Cinema Journal, Spring2010, Vol. 49 Issue 3, p24-44, 21p UC users only
Brammer, Rebekah. "Left Of Centre Teen Life Love And Pain In The Films Oh John Hughes." Screen Education, Summer2009, Issue 56, p22-28, 7p UC users only
De Vaney, Ann. "Pretty in Pink? John Hughes Reinscribes Daddy's Girl in Homes and Schools." In: Sugar, spice, and everything nice : cinemas of girlhood / edited by Frances Gateward and Murray Pomerance. Detroit : Wayne State University Press, c2002. (Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1995.9.G57 S84 2002)
Lee, Christina . "Going nowhere?: the Politics of Remembering (and Forgetting) Molly Ringwald." Cultural Studies Review. Mar 2007. Vol. 13, Iss. 1; pg. 89, 16 pgs

Reform School Girls (1986)
Directed by Tom DeSimone. Cast: Wendy O. Williams, Pat Ast, Linda Carol, Sybil Danning. Two innocent teenagers are thrown into a juvenile facility. Sadistic guards and violent in-mates create a world of degradation from which they must protect themselves. 94 min. DVD X1884
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Stand By Me (1986)
Directed by Rob Reiner. Cast: Wil Wheaton, River Phoenix, Corey Feldman, Jerry O'Connell, Kiefer Sutherland, Richard Dreyfuss. This film about friendship and the indelible experiences of growing up takes place in a small Oregon town as four boys set out on a two-day search for a missing teenager's body, a search that turns into an odyssey of self-discovery. Based on the novella The body by Stephen King. Special features include: director's commentary, featurette "Walking the tracks: the summer of Stand by me", music video Stand by me, talent files, bonus trailers, isolated music score, and scene selections. 88 min. DVD X2746
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Less Than Zero (1987)
Directed by Marek Kanievska. Cast: Andrew McCarthy, Jami Gertz, Robert Downey, Jr. Julian is a boy with looks, charm, intelligence and a father who sets him up in the record business; he also has a drug habit. His best friend Clay wants to help and is willing to do almost anything for his friend, but Julian is going downhill so fast that he might take his girlfriend and Clay with him. 98 min. DVD 4066
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The Lost Boys (1987)
Directed by Joel Schumacher. Cast: Corey Haim, Jami Gertz, Corey Feldman, Edward Hermann, Barnard Hughes, Jason Patric, Kiefer Sutherland, Dianne Wiest. In this hit '80s hybrid of the horror movie and the teen flick, a single mom and her two sons become involved with a pack of vampires when they move into an offbeat Northern California town. When Michael visits the cavernous hangout of his cronies and unwittingly drinks from a wine bottle full of vampiric blood, he becomes an unwilling member of the bloodsucker biker gang. Shot on location in the coastal California town of Santa Cruz with a rock music soundtrack. Special features: Commentary with director Joel Schumacher ; featurettes ; deleted scenes ; production notes; theatrical trailer. 97 min. DVD X2771
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Slumber Party Massacre II(1987)
Directed by Deborah Brock. Cast: Crystal Bernard, Patrick Lowe, Kimberly McArthur, Juliette Cummins, Heidi Kozak, Joel Hoffman, and Scott Westmoreland. The killer returns this time as a physical manifestation of a young girl's nightmares, slaying more teens in the guise of an evil rocker with a deadly guitar. 75 min. DVD X5094
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Stand and Deliver (1987)
Directed by Ramon Menendez. Cast: Edward James Olmos, Lou Diamond Phillips, Rosana DeSoto, Andy Garcia. Jaime Escalante, a math teacher at East Los Angeles' Garfield High School, refuses to write off his kids as losers. He cajoles, pushes, wheedles, needles, threatens and inspires 18 kids to become math whizzes. Then they take the National Advanced Placement Calculus exam with surprising results. 103 min. DVD 9513; vhs 999:272
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Teen Wolf Too (1987)
Directed by Christopher Leitch. Cast: Jason Bateman, Kim Darby, John Astin, Paul Sand, James Hampton. Todd is a bookish freshman whose full moon transformation into a big wolf on campus brings him glory, girls and a conflict of values. 94 min. DVD X4582
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Big (1988)
Directed by Penny Marshall. Cast: Tom Hanks, Elizabeth Perkins, Robert Loggia, John Heard, Jared Rushton. A 12-year-old boy's wish comes true when he asks a mechanical carnival genie to make him 'big' only to awake the next morning and discover he is! He manages to land a job at a toy company where he experiences the complications of being an adult, but eventually he begins to long for the simple joys of childhood. 104 min. DVD 1814
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Hairspray (1988)
Directed by John Waters. Cast: Sonny Bono, Ruth Brown, Divine, Debbie Harry, Ricki Lake, Jerry Stiller, Ric Ocasek, Pia Zadora. Tracy Turnblad, a teenager with huge hair, a big grin, and all the right moves, becomes the queen of Baltimore's number one dance revue. 92 min. DVD 1575
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John Waters: This Filthy World Philosopher of filth and reigning king of bad taste, writer-director of offensive cult classic films, John Waters presents an outstanding live one-man show that celebrates his origins of trash with his signature brand of irreverent humor. Directed by Jeff Garlin/ 2006. 86 min. DVD X859
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Heathers (1988)
Directed by Michael Lehmann. Cast: Winona Ryder, Christian Slater, Shannen Doherty, Lisanne Falk, Kim Walker, Penelope Milford. A black comedy about American high school life with two of the students killing off the jocks and cheerleaders who make life miserable for all the common ordinary kids in the school and making their deaths seem like suicide. 103 min. DVD 4038
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McKelly, James C. "Youth Cinema and the Culture of Rebellion: Heathers and the Rebel Archetype." In: Rebel without a cause : approaches to a maverick masterwork / J. David Slocum, editor. Albany : State University of New York Press, c2005. (Main PN1997.R365 S66 2005

Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure (1989)
Directed by Stephen Herek. Cast: Keanu Reeves, Alex Winter, George Carlin. Screwball comedy about two high school students who face a difficult history exam. With the help of a time-traveling messenger they round up some historical heavyweights for their class project! 90 min.DVD X564
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Hunter, I.Q. "Capitalism Most Triumphant: Bill & Ted's Excellent History Lesson." Pulping fictions : consuming culture across the literature/media divide / edited by Deborah Cartmell London ; Chicago : Pluto Press, 1996. (Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1995.3 .P85 1996)
Lundquist, Lynne "Myth and Illiteracy: Bill and Ted's Explicated Adventures." Extrapolation: A Journal of Science Fiction and Fantasy, vol. 37, no. 3, pp. 217-23, 1996 Fall UC users only
Troyer, John; Marchiselli, Chani "Slack, Slacker, Slackest: Homosocial Bonding Practices in Contemporary Dude Cinema." In: Where the boys are : cinemas of masculinity and youth / edited by Murray Pomerance and Frances Gatew Detroit : Wayne State University Press, c2005. (Main (Gardner) Stacks; PFA PN1995.9.B7 W54 2005)

Dead Poets Society (1989)
Directed by Peter Weir. Cast: Robin Williams, Robert Sean Leonard, Ethan Hawke, Josh Charles. Based on true events this is the story of prep. school English professor John Keating, who, in an age of crew cuts, sport coats and cheerless conformity, inspires his students to live life to the fullest, exclaiming ... "Carpe Diem, lads! Seize the day. Make your lives extraordinary!" The charismatic teacher's emotionally charged challenge is met by his students with irrepressible enthusiasm--changing their lives forever. 128 min. DVD X3081
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The Last Picture Show (1989)
Directed by Peter Bogdanovich. Cast: Timothy Bottoms, Jeff Bridges, Ellen Burstyn, Ben Johnson, Cloris Leachman, Cybill Shepherd. A bitter-sweet story of teenagers who come of age in Anarene, a fictional one-horse town in Texas. In 1951, high school seniors Sonny and Duane play football, go to the movies at the Royal Theater, hang out at the pool hall and lust after rich tease Jacy Farrow. Following two tragic deaths and with Duane gone to Korea and Jacy to college in Dallas, Sonny is left behind but he is determined to carry on, despite a telling sign of incipient communal disintegration: the closing of the Royal Theater. Based on the novel by Larry McMurtry. Special features on DVD X5295: Disc 1. two audio commentaries, one from 1991, featuring Bogdanovich and actors Cybill Shepherd, Randy Quaid, Cloris Leachman, and Frank Marshall; the other from 2009, featuring Bogdanovich. Disc 2. Two "making-of" documentaries: "The last picture show : a look back" (1999) and Picture this (1998); "A discussion with filmmaker Peter Bogdanovich", a 2009 Q&A; screen tests and location footage; excerpts from a 1972 television interview with director François Truffaut about the new Hollywood. 126 min. DVD 9115; DVD X5295
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Awards & Honors
National Film Registry Selection

Lean on Me (1989)
Directed by John G. Avildsen. Cast: Morgan Freeman, Beverly Todd, Robert Guillaume, Alan North, Lynne Tigpen. Fact-based story of high school principal Joe Clark, who armed himself with a bullhorn and a Louisville Slugger and slammed the door at Eastside High in Paterson, New Jersey to keep trouble makers out and serious strivers in. Parents fought him, teachers fought him, but lots of kids loved him. Clark turned Eastside around, becoming a nationally hailed symbol of tough-love education. 109 min. DVD X4302
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Say Anything (1989)
Directed by Cameron Crowe. Cast: John Cusack, Ione Skye, John Mahoney. An eternal optimist, seeks to capture the heart of Diane, an unattainable high school beauty and straight-A student. He surprises just about everyone, including himself, when she returns the sentiment. However, Diane's over-possessive, divorced dad doesn't approve and it's going to take more than just the power of love to conquer all. Bonus features: Commentary by director Cameron Crowe, John Cusack, and Ione Sky ; 10 deleted scenes ; 13 extended scenes & 5 alternate scenes ; featurette ; theatric trailers & TV spots. 100 min. DVD X4570
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1990s

Beverly Hills, 90210 (1990)
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Buffy the Vampire Slayer.
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House Party (1990)
Directed by Reginald Hudlin. Cast: Christopher Reid, Robin Harris, Christopher Martin, Martin Lawrence, Tisha Campbell, A.J. Johnson, Paul Anthony, Kid 'N' Play, Full Force. A fast and fresh look at one teenager's pursuit of life, liberty and happiness. Kid has three things going for him...a tall fade, a wide grin and a way with women but against him are an over-protective father and a trio "Full Force" as the pumped-up punks who want to put an end to Kid's fun. 100 min. DVD 7352
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Slumber Party Massacre III(1990)
Directed by Sally Mattison. Cast: Keely Christian, Brittain Frye, M.K. Harris, David Greenlee, Brandi Burkett, Hope Marie Carlton, Maria Claire, and Maria Ford. A teen whose parents are away decides to have a slumber party with her girlfriends. Their boyfriends predictably show up to scare them, but a stranger from the beach is also lurking around the house. 87 min. DVD X5094
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Boyz 'n the Hood (1991)
Directed by John Singleton. For three young men growing up in South Central Los Angeles, the "hood" is a place of drive-by shootings, unemployment, drugs and pain. But their reactions to the world around them vary- one is an unambitious drug dealer, his brother is a college bound teenage father, and the brother's best friend is guided by a strong father who hopes for a better life for his son. 112 min. DVD 182; VHS 999:744
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National Film Registry Selection

Brown Belt Mania (1991)
Written, directed and edited by Mary Jo Matsumoto. Cast: Jose Gonzalez, Wade Oates, Steven Cook, Seth May, Jeanine James, Brett McKinnin Cort. A comic look at high school romancing and karate as the way to impress the girls. 15 min. vhs 999:3508

Man in the Moon (1991)
Directed by Robert Mulligan. Cast: Sam Waterston, Tess Harper, Jason London, Emily Warfield, Reese Witherspoon, Gail Strickland. A poignant and bittersweet tale of tender sexual discovery in the rural Louisiana of the 1950s. After handsome 17-year-old Court Foster moves back into the long vacant Foster ranch, 14-year-old Dani Trant falls in love for the first time, while her older sister Maureen discovers true love. 100 min. DVD 7920
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Keser, Robert "Clara's Heart, Robert Mulligan's Voice." The Film Journal, Issue 11 January 2005 UC users only
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Pfeiffer, Mark. "Innocence Lost: Robert Mulligan's The Man in the Moon." The Film Journal, Issue 11 January 2005 UC users only

My Own Private Idaho. (1991)
Directed by Gus Van Sant. Cast: River Phoenix, Keanu Reeves, James Russo, William Richert, Rodney Harvey, Michael Parker, Flea, Chiara Caselli, Udo Kier. "In this modern restructuring of the 60's road movie, River Phoenix and Keanu Reeves hustle their way through Seattle, Portland, Idaho and Rome on a quest for River's missing mother. With a meticulous lyric style, the film combines sprawling landscapes, scenes of passionless sexuality, and allusions to Orson Welles' Chimes at Midnightas it addresses issues of love, family, politics, and homosexuality." (Facets, catalog 12) 105 min. DVD 8065; vhs 999:1316
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Awards

National Society of Film Critics Awards - Best Actor (River Phoenix)
Toronto International Film Festival - International Critics' Award
Venice Film Festival - Best Actor (River Phoenix)

Straight Out of Brooklyn. (1991)
Noted as the directorial debut of Matty Rich (he was 19 when he made the film), this is the story of a young man desperate to get out of the Brooklyn projects where he, his family and his friends live. He feels trapped there, surrounded by drugs and danger, so he and his friends pull a robbery to obtain the funds to take them out of Brooklyn forever. Cast: George T. Odom, Anne D. Sanders, Lawrence Gilliard, Jr., Matty Rich. 83 min. vhs 999:1443
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Juice (1992)
Directed by Ernest R. Dickerson. Cast: Omar Epps, Jermaine Hopkins, Khalil Kain, Tupac Shakur. 4 Harlem teens, Q, Bishop, Raheem and Steel, are out skipping school one day when they find out an old friend was killed in a shootout at a bar. After this, Bishop tells his friends that they have no respect, or juice. To get some, they rob a corner grocery store, but the lunatic Bishop intentionally shoots the clerk for no apparent reason. They run into an alley where Raheem tells Bishop to give him the gun, they fight, and Raheem gets shot. Only the other 3 know what happened, and Bishop wants to get rid of them too. 95 min. 999:2422
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Where the Day Takes You (1992)
Directed by Marc Rocco. Cast: Sean Astin, David Arquette, Lara Flynn Boyle, Peter Dobson, Balthazar Getty, Ricki Lake, James Le Gros, Dermot Mulroney, Adam Baldwin, Nancy McKeon, Alyssa Milano, Will Smith, Christian Slater, Rachel Ticotin, Stephen Tobolowsky. On the darkside of Tinseltown, there lives a group of runaways. The gang of teenagers are lead by King. They survive on the streets begging, prostituting and stealing money. Among King's best friends are Little J, who is a gay prostitute; Greg, who is drug addicted capable of stealing to buy drugs with the dealer Ted; and the paralytic Manny. When newcomer and runaway Heather comes from Chicago, she meets King. They fall in love for each other. But when Little J kills Tommy Ray to protect King, he is falsely accused of murder and chased by the police, with tragic consequences. 103 min. DVD X5335
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Just Another Girl on the I.R.T (1992)
Directed by Leslie Harris. Cast: Ariyan A. Johnson, Kevin Thigpen, Ebony Jerido, Jerard Washington, Chiquita Jackson, Kisha Richardson. A black teenage girl living in Brooklyn dreams of medical school, a family, and an escape from the generational poverty of the inner city. Her dreams are put on hold when she becomes pregnant by her boyfriend. 97 min. DVD X439
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Wayne's World (1992)
Directed by Penelope Spheeris. Cast: Mike Myers, Dana Carvey, Tia Carrere, Rob Lowe, Brian Doyle-Murry, Lara Flynn Boyle. Wayne and Garth have their own public access TV show. A local station decides to hire them to do their show professionally. Wayne meets and falls in love with Cassandra, a bass guitarist, whom he helps by getting her career started by using his connections. 94 min. DVD 6237
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Zebrahead (1992)
Writer/director, Anthony Drazan. Cast: Michael Rapaport, N'Bushe Wright, Paul Butler, DeShonn Castle, Candy Ann Brown, Luke Reilly, Dan Ziskie, Kevin Corrigan, Martin Priest, Ron Johnson, Ray Sharkey. A young Jewish white man begins dating the cousin of his best friend, both of whom are black, igniting long simmering racial tensions at their high school. 102 min. X4879; vhs 999:1164
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Ansen, David. "Zebrahead." Newsweek v120, n17 (Oct 26, 1992):66 (2 pages).
Sragow, Michael. "Zebrahead." New Yorker v68, n37 (Nov 2, 1992):101 (2 pages)

Above the Rim (1994)
Directed by Jeff Pollack. Cast: Duane Martin, Leon, Tupac Shakur, Marlon Wayans. Kyle Lee Watson is an inner-city high school basketball star torn between college and the lure of the streets. During an important championship play-off game, Kyle grandstands to catch the attention of a Georgetown college scout. Instead, he impresses Birdie, a powerful gang leader who is assembling a team to compete in the neighborhood Shoot-Out contest, a high-stakes street basketball tournament for the bragging rights of the city. 97 min. DVD 5715
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Dance Me Outside (1994)
Directed by Bruce McDonald. Cast: Ryan Black, Adam Beach, Lisa LaCroix, Michael Greyeyes, Kevin Hicks, Jennifer Podemski, Sandrine Holt. When the Kidabanessee Reservation in northern Ontario is shocked by a brutal murder of one of the residents, four teenagers find their friendships put to the ultimate test. The struggle to become men and women becomes entangled with a fight for justice as they find their friendships and romances maturing into something unexpected. Based on the book by W.P. Kinsella. 91 min. DVD X4000; vhs 999:3702
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Mi Vida Loca (My Crazy Life) (1994)
Directed by Allison Anders. Cast: Angel Aviles, Seidy Lopez, Jacob Vargas, Panchito Gomez, Jesse Borrego. The members of rival Latino gangs in Los Angeles are feuding, and girl friends Mousie and Sad Girl are trying to stay out of the struggle for power and survive. DVD 6698; vhs 999:1334
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Mod Fuck Explosion (1994)
Director, Jon Moritsugu. Cast: Amy Davis, Desi Del Valle, Bonnie Steiger, Jon Moritsugu, Jacques Boyreau. This ode to teenage angst features London, a petulant girl, filled with hate but still looking for love. Before she can enjoy a first date with her object of affection, there's an incest scene, a gang rumble of competing motorcyclists, a dream sequence and a plethora of odd twists and scenes of odder decor. 67 min. vhs 999:3557
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My So-called Life
Angela Chase is a teenage girl who struggles with the problems of growing up, high school, and family life. Cast: Bess Armstrong, Wilson Cruz, Claire Danes, Devon Gummersall, Tom Irwin, A.J. Langer, Jared Leto, Devon Odessa, Lisa Wilhoit. SEE TV videography

Totally F***ed Up (1994)
Directed by Gregg Araki. Cast: James Duval, Roko Belic, Susan Behshid, Jenee Gill, Gilbert Luna, Lance May. The story of the troubled world of gay and lesbian teenagers who hang around empty parking structures and deserted car washes and agonize about drugs, sex, dating, suicide, violence, family and gay identity. 85 min. DVD X4295; vhs 999:3363
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Araki, Gregg. The living end : an irresponsible movie ; Totally f***ed up : a screenplay / by Gregg Araki. New York : Morrow, c1994. (Main (Gardner) Stacks PS3551.R27 L58 1994)
Moran, James M. "Gregg Araki: Guerrilla Film-Maker for a Queer Generation." Film Quarterly Oct 1996, Vol. 50, No. 1: 18-26. UC users only

And the Earth Did Not Swallow Him (1995)
Directed by Severo Perez. Cast: Jose Alcala, Rose Portillo, Marco Rodriquez, Daniel Valdez. "The year is 1952. A Mexican American family is struggling to survive, working as migrant laborers in fields from Texas to Minnesota. The younger son, Marcos, is a sensitive 12-year-old who is forced to confront the ineluctable facts of his life - grinding poverty, back-breaking work, racism, hopelessness. He manages to pull himself out of his miserable life, eventually becoming a professor and author of a landmark work of Chicano literature, "And the Earth Did Not Swallow Him."" (Gary Kamiya, San Francisco Examiner, Sept. 22, 1995). 99 min. vhs 999:1610
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The Babysitter (1995)
Directed by Guy Ferland. Cast: Alicia Silverstone, Jeremy London, J.T. Walsh, Lee Garlington, Nicky Katt, Lois Chiles and George Segal. A beautiful young teenager becomes the unwitting object of the dreams and fantasies of people who surround her. Her boyfriend is coerced (with the help of alcohol) by an old 'friend' into going to the house. Both boys are obsessed with the babysitter, as is the father of the children. Based on a short story by Robert Coover. 90 min. DVD X3947
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The Basketball Diaries (1995)
Directed by Scott Kalvert. Cast: Leonardo DiCaprio, Bruno Kirby, Lorraine Bracco, Ernie Hudson, Patrick McGaw, James Madio, Mark Wahlberg. Based on the novel by Jim Carroll. Cast: Leonardo DiCaprio, Bruno Kirby, Lorraine Bracco, Ernie Hudson, Patrick McGaw, James Madio, Mark Wahlberg. Teamed with his friends Mickey, Neutron and Pedro, high school student Jim Carroll seems headed for a bright basketball career. But when pressures from his coach, his mom, and school seem to mount, Jim finds solace in all the wrong places, and the dark streets of New York begin to tear him apart. 102 min. DVD 5979
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Clueless (1995)
Directed by Amy Heckerling. Cast: Alicia Silverstone, Paul Rudd, Brittany Murphy, Justin Walker, Wallace Shawn. It's not easy being the most popular and glamorous girl at Beverly Hills High, yet somehow 15-year-old Cher manages, even finding time for extracurricular projects like finding a love match for her debate teacher and giving a dowdy friend a fashion makeover. But Cher's tidy world starts to unravel with the sudden appearance of a sexy, stylish new classmate and Cher's square but cute "ex-stepbrother" 97 min. DVD 979
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National Film Registry Selection

Dangerous Minds (1995)
Directed by John N. Smith. Cast: Michelle Pfeiffer, George Dzundza, Courtney Vance, Robin Bartlett, Bruklin Harris. Based on true events, this is the story of ex-Marine LouAnne Johnson who becomes a high school teacher assigned to a tough class of inner-city teenagers. When conventional methods fail, the feisty Ms. Johnson tries the unconventional -- defying the rules and creating ther own curriculum. In the process she instills a new self-confidence in her students -- motivating them towards their greatest potential. 99 min. DVD 853
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Dazed and Confused (1995)
Directed by Richard Linklater. Cast: Michelle Pfeiffer, George Dzundza, Courtney Vance, Robin Bartlett, Bruklin Harris. A comic film exploring the last day of school -- and one rowdy night -- in the lives of a group of American high school students in late May, 1976. Special DVD features: Nine never-before-seen deleted scenes; the blunt truth - side-splitting institutional filmstrip on the dangers of partying; retro public service announcements. 103 min. DVD X1082
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Eagan, Patsy K. "Tokin' females. Bitch MagazineWinter2007 Issue 34, p27-29, 3p UC users only
Savage, Jon. "Boomers and busters." Sight & Sound, Jul94, Vol. 4 Issue 7, p18-21, 4p UC users only
Speed, Lesley. "Tuesday's Gone: The Nostalgic Teen Film." Journal of Popular Film & Television 26:1 (Spring 1998)UC users only
Speed, Lesley. "The Possibilities of Roads Not Taken: Intellect and Utopia in the Films of Richard Linklater." Journal of Popular Film & Television 35:3 (Fall 2007)UC users only
Thompson, Ben Reviews: "Dazed and Confused" Sight and Sound 4:10 (October 1994)

The Doom Generation (1995)
Directed by Gregg Araki. Cast: James Duval, Rose McGowan, Johnathon Schaech, Margaret Cho, Amanda Bearse, Parker Posey. Two angst-filled teen lovers pick up a dangerous drifter and the three go on a murder and sex filled spree, eventually winding up being chased by a bunch of neo-Nazi jocks who want to kill them all. 83 min. DVD 1193
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Kylo-Patrick, R. Hart. "Auteur/Bricoleur/Provocateur: Gregg Araki and Postpunk Style in The Doom Generation." Journal of Film and Video Vol. 55, No. 1 (SPRING 2003), pp. 30-38 UC users only
Moran, James M. "Gregg Araki: Guerrilla Film-Maker for a Queer Generation." Film Quarterly Oct 1996, Vol. 50, No. 1: 18-26. UC users only

Higher Learning (1995)
Directed by John Singleton. Cast: Jennifer Connelly, Ice Cube, Omar Epps, Regina King, Michael Rapaport, Kristy Swanson, Tyra Banks, Jason Wiles, Laurence Fishburne. First-term freshmen from different countries, races and social backgrounds are forced to integrate when they all enroll in Columbus University. They all have their own problems, which are strained to the breaking point by prejudice, inexperience and misunderstandings. 127 min. DVD 3678
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The Incredibly True Adventure of Two Girls in Love (1995)
Directed by Maria Maggenti. Cast: Laurel Holloman, Nicole Parker. A story of two teenagers who unexpectedly experience the excitement, surprise and romantic fantasy of first love. 94 min. DVD X898; vhs 999:1333
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Kids (1995)
Directed by Larry Clark. Cast: Leo Fitzpatrick, Justin Pierce, Chloe Sevigny. Twenty-four hours in the lives of a group of contemporary American teenagers who, like all teenagers, believe they are invincible. A deeply affecting, no-holds-barred landscape of words and images, depicting with raw honesty the experiences, attitudes and uncertainties of innocence lost. 96 min. DVD 9157
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Mallrats (1995)
Directed by Kevin Smith. Cast: Shannen Doherty, Jeremy London, Jason Lee, Claire Forlani, Ben Affleck, Joey Lauren Adams, Renee Humphrey, Jason Mewes, Ethan Suplee, Stan Lee, Priscilla Barnes, Michael Rooker. When T.S. is dumped by his girlfriend, he retreats to the mall with his comic book-loving best friend Brodie, whose girlfriend has also left him. Between brooding and visits to the food court, the unmotivated suburban New Jersey teenagers decide to win their girlfriends back with the help of Silent Bob and Jay, the ultimate delinquents, as they scheme to disrupt T.S.'s girlfriend's father's dating game TV show that is going to be broadcast from the local mall. Special features: feature commentary with director and cast members; deleted scenes; live footage from the feature commentary session; featurette; theatrical trailer; MCA soundtrack presentation: The Goops "Build me up Buttercup;" production photographs. 96 min. DVD X5990
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Party Girl (1995)
Directed by Daisy von Scherler Mayer. Cast: Parker Posey, Anthony DeSando, Guillermo Diaz, Donna Mitchell, Liev Schreiber, Omar Townsend. Mary is a free-spirited young woman with a run-down New York apartment and a high fashion wardrobe. She calls her godmother, a librarian, for bail money after being arrested for throwing an illegal party. To repay the loan, she begins working as a library clerk. At first she hates it, but when challenged decides to master the Dewey Decimal System and become a great library clerk, while romancing a Lebanese falafel vendor and helping her roommate in his goal to become a professional DJ. 98 min. DVD 2876
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PCU (1995)
Directed by Hart Bochner. Cast: Jeremy Piven, Chris Young, David Spade, Megan Ward, Sarah Trigger, Jessica Walter. Port Chester University (aka Politically Correct U) -- where the politically correct go head-to-head with the Party Animals, resulting in the rowdiest college comedy since "Animal House." 80 min. DVD X167
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The Second Coming (1995)
Directed by Jack Walsh. Cast: Al Giordano, Jeff Constan, Desi del Valle, John Connally, Eddie Daniels, Wendee Curtis, Shelly Volk and Helen Palladino. Two New York homosexual high school classmates fight against an attempted coup by Christian fundamentalists at the same time they are falling in love. 53 min. DVD X4837 ; vhs 999:2349

The Craft (1996)
Directed by Andrew Fleming. Cast: Fairuza Balk, Robin Tunney, Neve Campbell, Rachel True. A supernatural horror story filled with special effects, about a group of unpopular high-school girls who dabble in witchcraft. Once unleashed, the power becomes too much for them to handle, leading to a battle for control between Sarah, the new girl in the group, and power-crazed Nancy. Special features: Director's commentary ; 3 deleted scenes ; making-of featurette: "Conjuring The Craft" ; talent files ; theatrical trailers. 101 min. DVD X464
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Late Bloomers (1996)
Directed by Julia Dyer. Cast: Connie Nelson, Dee Hennigan, Gary Carter, Lisa Peterson, Esteban Powell, Joe Nemmers. A romantic comedy in which high school basketball coach Dinah Groshardt falls for school secretary Carly Lumpkin, creating uproar from classroom to locker room and from the principal's office to the PTA. 104 min. DVD 1909
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School Daze (1996)
Directed by Spike Lee. Cast: Larry Fishburne, Giancarlo Esposito, Tisha Campbell, Kyme, Joe Seneca, Art Evans, Ellen Holly, Ossie Davis. This music-filled, off-beat contemporary comedy takes an unforgettable look at black college life. Dap and Big Brother Almighty conflict over the Greek frat system while the Wanna-be's and Jigaboo's conflict over self-identity and self-esteem. 114 min. DVD 529
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Welcome to the Dollhouse (1996)
Directed by Todd Solondz. Cast: Heather Matarazzo, Brendan Sexton, Jr., Matthew Faber, Eric Mabius, Daria Kalinina, Angela Pietropinto. Eleven-year-old Dawn "Wienerdog" Wiener is a junior high geek who just wants to be popular. Teased by her classmates and tormented by the school bully, Dawn develops an improbable plan to seduce the star of a high-school garage band. 87 min. DVD 621
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Gummo (1997)
Directed by Harmony Korine. Cast: Linda Manz, Max Perlich, Jacob Reynolds, Chlöe Sevigny, Jacob Sewell, Nick Sutton. A haunting portrait of life in a small town hit by a tornado. Several years later, survivors of the disaster live each day in a numbing atmosphere of physical and emotional destruction. Young Solomon and his buddy Tummler hunt cats to sell to the local butcher, and search for other distractions to alleviate their boredom. 95 min. DVD X5108
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Sklar, Robert. "The Case of Harmony Korine." In: The end of cinema as we know it : American film in the nineties / edited by Jon Lewis. New York : New York University Press, c2001. (Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1993.5.U6 E53 2001)
Wall, Thomas Carl. ""Dolce Stil Novo": Harmony Korine's Vernacular." CR: The New Centennial Review, Spring2004, Vol. 4 Issue 1, p307-321, 15p UC users only
White, Duncan. "'Seeing or believing': Harmony Korine and the cinema of self-destruction." New Cinemas: Journal of Contemporary Film, 2005, Vol. 3 Issue 2, p114-128, 14p UC users only

Nowhere (1997)
Directed by Gregg Araki. Cast: James Duval, Rachel True, Nathan Bexton, Chiara Mastroianni, Debi Mazar. "Nowhere" is the final chapter in Gregg Araki's "Teen Apocalypse Trilogy." It follows a day in the life of Dark (James Duval), an 18-year-old living in the psychedelic, drug-addicted, sex crazed world that is life in Los Angeles. 82 min. vhs 999:3276
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Moran, James M. "Gregg Araki: Guerrilla Film-Maker for a Queer Generation." Film Quarterly Oct 1996, Vol. 50, No. 1: 18-26. UC users only
One Eight Seven (187) (1997)
Directed by Kevin Reynolds. Cast: Samuel L. Jackson, John Heard, Kelly Rowan, Clifton Gonzalez Gonzalez. Dedicated high school science instructor Trevor Garfield is a man with a passion for learning. Garfield is skilled, smart, committed: the total package as a teacher. But he's also human. And what he confronts in a school turned increasingly into a battlefield may be more than he can bear. Maybe he'll quit teaching ... or caring ... or maybe he'll take justice into his own hands. 119 min. vhs 999:3067
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Strawberry Fields (1997)
Directed by Rea Tajiri. Tells the story of 16-year-old Japanese American Irene Kawai, whose rebellion explodes in the wake of the death of her younger sister. After a clash with her mother, Irene flees her home and meets up with the ghost of her sister who leads her to the desert where she makes some important discoveries about her family's past in the internment camps during World War II. 86 min. DVD 629
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Barriers (1998)
Directed by Alan Baxter. Cast: Jamaul Roots, Geoffrey Garcy, Sedley Bloomfield, Derrick Robberts, Quentin Crisp, Annie Golden. A drama about an unlikely friendship between two black youths in New York City, one rich and one poor, and the barriers of race and class that threaten to drive them apart. Tori, a lonely affluent teen befriends a streetwise, tough named Snake from Harlem, but when Tori's father's credit card turns up missing, Snake is blamed. Upset, Tori's pursuit of Snake leads the pair into a deadly showdown that not only tests the limits of their friendship, but forces those around them to reevaluate their own notions of race, class and loyalty. 90 min. vhs 999:3051
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East of Hope Street (1998)
Directed by Nate Thomas. Cast: Jade Herrera, Roxanne Coyne, Asanio Lara, Greer Bohanon, Magda Rivera, Tim Russ. 15 year old Alicia Montalvo (Herrera) escapes the civil violence in her native El Salvador to live in Los Angeles with her younger brother and crack addicted aunt. Alicia is caught up in the L.A. foster care system where everything that possibly could go wrong, does. Based on true events. Presented at the International Latino Film Festival held in the San Francisco Bay Area. 82 min. vhs 999:3958
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Edge of Seventeen(1998)
Director David Moreton. Cast: Chris Stafford, Tina Holmes, Andersen Gabrych, Stephanie McVay and Lea DeLaria. A gay teen finds out who he is and what he wants, who his friends are, and who loves him, in this tale set in middle America in the summer of 1984. Eric gets a summer job at an amusement park where he meets Rod. A puppy-love infatuation begins as Eric realizes that if he's falling in love with a male, he must be gay. 99 min. DVD 1377
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The Faculty (1998)
Directed by Robert Rodriguez. Cast: Jordana Brewster, Clea DuVall, Laura Harris, Josh Hartnett, Shawn Hatosy, Famke Janssen, Elijah Wood, Jon Stewart. A unique thriller that blends teenage angst, cutting edge comedy, and out of this world special effects. Bonding together to save the world are a group of high school students who make a terrifying discovery that their teachers are aliens. 105 min. DVD X6362
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Lolita (1998)
Directed by Adrian Lyne. Cast: Jeremy Irons, Melanie Griffith, Frank Langella, Dominique Swain. A middle-aged man marries an oppressive widow in order to be near and carry on an affair with her nymphet daughter. Based on the novel by Vladimir Nabokov. Special features: Commentary by director Adrian Lyne, casting session with Jeremy Irons and Dominique Swain, on the set special, never-before-seen footage, cast and crew bios., theatrical trailers. 153 min. DVD 78; vhs 999:106
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Pecker (1998)
Directed by John Waters. Cast: Edward Furlong, Christina Ricci, Bess Armstrong, Mary Kay Place, Martha Plimpton, Brendan Sexton III, Mink Stole, Lili Taylor. A fun-loving kid from the wrong side of the tracks picks up a second-hand camera and starts snapping his way to freedom. He discovers that fame is both instant and disappointing. 86 min. DVD 1575
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American Pie (1999)
Directed by Paul Weitz. Cast: Jason Biggs, Shannon Elizabeth, Alyson Hannigan, Chris Klein, Natasha Lyonne, Thomas Ian Nicholas, Tara Reid, Seann W. Scott, Mena Suvari, Eddie Kaye Thomas, Eugene Levy. Takes a hysterical look at the hapless adventures of four "unlucky in love" high school friends as they gear up for the prom. 96 min. DVD 2259
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Pearce, Sharyn. "Sex and the cinema: what American Pie teaches the young." Sex Education, Nov2006, Vol. 6 Issue 4, p367-376, 10p UC users only

Black and White (1999)
Directed by James Toback. Cast: Robert Downey, Jr., Brooke Shields, Mike Tyson. When Rich Bower decides to reinvent himself as a hip-hop impresario after a life of crime, he is confronted by the internecine dealings of the white world. Documentary filmmaker Sam Donager and her husband enter the scene as they follow a group of privileged uptown teenagers who are drawn to the hip-hop lifestyle. 99 min. DVD 5701
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Cruel Intentions (1999)
Directed by Roger Kumble. Cast: Sarah Michelle Gellar, Ryan Phillippe and Reese Witherspoon, Selma Blair, Louise Fletcher. After ruining the reputation of an unsuspecting classmate, the sparks fly when Kathryn poses the ultimate challenge to her insatiable stepbrother Sebastian: to deflower the headmaster's beautiful, virgin daughter Annette. If he fails, Kathryn gets his most prized possession, but if he succeeds, Sebastian gets to possess and bed Kathryn. 97 min. DVD 71
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Brigine E Humbert. "Cruel intentions: Adaptations, teenage movie or remake?" Literature/Film Quarterly. 2002. Vol. 30, Iss. 4; p. 279 (8 pages) UC users only

The Devil's Arithmatic(TV, 1999)
Directed by Donna Deitch. Cast: Kirsten Dunst, Brittany Murphy, Paul Freeman, Mimi Rogers, Louise Fletcher. When Hannah Stern, a 13 year-old girl neglectful to her Jewish heritage and "tired of remembering," goes to open the door to the prophet Elijha during the Seder she finds herself in 1940s Poland. After being sent to a Nazi concentration camp she must use her knowledge of the future to survive the past and learn something about the importance of remembering. Based on the novel: The devil's arithmetic / by Jane Yolen. 97 min. DVD X3465
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Election (1999)
Director, Alexander Payne. Performers: Matthew Broderick, Reese Witherspoon, Chris Klein, Jessica Campbell, Mark Harelik, Phil Reeves. In this satirical comedy, a hotly contested high school election becomes a metaphor for the current state of American politics. Tracy Flick, a straight-A go-getter is determined to become president of Carver High's student body. Popular teacher Jim McAllister decides to derail Tracy's obsessive overachieving by recruiting an opposition candidate. 103 min. DVD 620
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Freaks & Geeks(1999-2000)
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Julien Donkey-Boy (1999)
Directed by Harmony Korine. Cast: Ewen Bremner, Chloe Sevigny, Werner Herzog. A fascinating journey into the mind of an adolescent schizophrenic! Watch as Julien's internal struggle increases in intensity until the film's shocking and bizarrely transcendent conclusion. 100 min. DVD 2577
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Brooks, Xan. "Julien Donkey-Boy." Sight and Sound Oct 2000 v10 i10 p47(2)
Dillon, Steven. "A Plague of Frogs: Expressionism and Naturalism in 1990s American Film." In: The Solaris effect: art & artifice in contemporary American film / Steven Dillon. 1st ed. Austin : University of Texas Press, 2006. (Full text available [UCB users only]; Print: MAIN: PN1993.5.U6 D47 2006)
Fuller, Graham. "Directing on the edge of madness.: (Harmony Korine discusses his new film 'Julien Donkey-Boy') The New York Times Sept 12, 1999 pAR51(N) pAR51(L) col 1 (35 col in)
Halligan, Benjamin. "What Was the Neo-Underground and What Wasn't: A First Reconsideration of Harmony Korine." In: New punk cinema / edited by Nicholas Rombes. Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press, c2005. (Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1995.9.E96 N49 2005)
Leigh, Danny. "The beat-up kid." (Harmony Korine's 'Julien Donkey-Boy')Sight and Sound, Oct 2000 v10 i10 p20(3)
O'Connor, Tom Austin. "Genre-%!$?ing: Harmony Korine's Cinema Of Poetry." Wide Screen, 2009, Vol. 1 Issue 1, p1-16, 16p UC users only
Sklar, Robert. "The Case of Harmony Korine." In: The end of cinema as we know it : American film in the nineties / edited by Jon Lewis. New York : New York University Press, c2001. (Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1993.5.U6 E53 2001)
Wall, Thomas Carl. ""Dolce Stil Novo": Harmony Korine's Vernacular." CR: The New Centennial Review, Spring2004, Vol. 4 Issue 1, p307-321, 15p UC users only
White, Duncan. "'Seeing or believing': Harmony Korine and the cinema of self-destruction." New Cinemas: Journal of Contemporary Film, 2005, Vol. 3 Issue 2, p114-128, 14p UC users only

She's All That (1999)
Directed by Robert Iscove. Cast: Freddie Prinze Jr., Rachael Leigh Cook, Matthew Lillard, Paul Walker, Jodi Lyn O'Keefe, Kevin Pollak, Kieran Culkin, Elden Henson, Usher Raymond, Kimberly "Lil' Kim" Iones, Anna Paquin. When he's dumped by his beautiful girlfriend, Zack Siler bets a classmate that he can turn any girl into the prom queen. What he doesn't bet on, however, is falling in love. 95 min. DVD X4403
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10 Things I Hate About You (1999)
Director, Gil Junger. Cast: Julia Stiles, Heath Ledger, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Larisa Oleynik, Larry Miller, Andrew Keegan, David Krumholtz, Susan May Pratt. Cameron falls for the most beautiful girl in school. However, she is forbidden to date until the most hated girl in school, Kate, her ill-tempered older sister, goes out too. To solve his problem, Cameron singles out the only guy who could possibly be a match for Kate: a mysterious bad-boy with a nasty reputation of his own. Loosely based on Shakespeare's Taming of the shrew. 97 min. DVD X1044; vhs 999:2546
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Tumbleweeds (1999)
Directed by Gavin O'Connor. Cast: Janet McTeer, Jay O. Sanders, Kimberly J. Brown. A woman constantly runs from town to town with her 12 year old daughter to escape failed relationships. The film opens with one escape and the shift into a new start in San Diego. There Mom takes up with a controlling trucker and fights with her weirdo boss. Meanwhile, the daughter, used to making the constant shifts, finds a fit at school including getting chosen for a play lead. 100 min. DVD X2266
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The Virgin Suicides (1999)
Directed by Sofia Coppola. Cast: James Woods, Kathleen Turner, Kirsten Dunst, Josh Hartnett, Scott Glenn, Michael Pare, Danny DeVito ; narrated by Giovanni Ribisi. When school hunk Trip Fontain convinces the beautiful but sheltered Lisbon sisters to go to the prom, the romantic fantasies of a group of neighborhood boys threaten to come true--until all are engulfed in a stunning chain of events that will change their lives forever. Based upon the novel by Jeffrey Eugenides (MAIN: PS3555.U4 V57 1993). 96 min. DVD 577
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Bowman, James. "Suffering poses." The American Spectator. Jun 2000. Vol. 33, Iss. 5; p. 66 (2 pages) UC users only
Cardullo, Bert. "Of virgin suicide, human bondage, and male indulgence." The Hudson Review. Winter 2001. Vol. 53, Iss. 4; p. 639
Hoskin, Bree. "Playground Love: Landscape and Longing in Sofia Coppola's The Virgin Suicides." Literature/Film Quarterly. 2007. Vol. 35, Iss. 3; p. 214 (8 pages) UC users only
Kauffmann, Stanley. "Youth and other puzzles." The New Republic. May 15, 2000. Vol. 222, Iss. 20; p. 30 (2 pages) UC users only

2000s

Bring It On (2000)
Directed by Peyton Reed. Cast: Kirsten Dunst, Eliza Dushku, Jesse Bradford, Gabrielle Union. The Toro cheerleading squad has spirit, spunk, sass and a killer routine that's sure to land them the national championship torphy for the sixth year in a row. But for newly-elected team captain, Torrance, the Toros' road to cheer glory stumbles when she discovers their perfectly choreographed routines were stolen from a hot hip-hop squad across town. Now the squad must scramble to find a new routine to compete in this year's competition. 99 min. DVD 1359
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The Debut (2001)
Directed by Gene Cajayon. Cast: Dante Basco, Tirso Cruz, III, Eddie Garcia, Darion Basco, Dion Basco, Derek Basco, Gina Alajar, Bernadette Balagtas, Joy Bisco. Ben, a Filipino-American teenager, is soon to graduate from high school. Currently, most of his family is preoccupied with an elaborate coming-out party being thrown for Ben's sister Rose. Ben isn't too thrilled about having to attend, so he invites his best friends Rick and Doug. To their surprise, Rick and Doug find themselves having a great time getting a glimpse of Filipino culture, and Ben meets a pretty girl named Annabelle. 88 min. DVD 3198
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Get Over It (2000)
Directed by Tommy O'Haver. Cast: Kirsten Dunst, Ben Foster, Melissa Sagemiller, Sisqó, Shane West, Colin Hanks, Swoosie Kurtz, Ed Begley, Jr., Martin Short. When Berke Landers, a popular high school basketball star, gets dumped by his life-long girlfriend, Allison, he soon begins to lose it. But with the help of his best friend Felix's sister Kelly, he follows his ex into the school's spring musical. Thus endues a love triangle loosely based upon Shakespeare's "A Midsummer Night's Dream", where Berke is only to find himself getting over Allison and beginning to fall for Kelly. Special features: Deleted scenes; audio commentary; outtakes; music videos; behind-the-scenes featurette; Martin Short makeup test; original songs. 86 min. DVD X3595
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Girlfight (2000)
Director, Karyn Kusama. Cast: Michelle Rodriguez, Jamie Tirelli, Paul Calderon, Santiago Douglas. Diana Guzman is always fighting, whether at home in the housing projects with her abusive dad or at high school. She finds a new outlet for her anger at her brother's boxing gym. With hard-core training from veteran boxing coach Hector, Diana learns she has the guts and talent to be a contender. 110 min. DVD X891; vhs 999:3117
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Awards
Sundance Festival: Grand Jury Prize - Dramatic Work
Cannes Film Festival - Award of the Youth / Foreign Film

Ginger Snaps (2000)
Directed by John Fawcett. Cast: Emily Perkins, Katharine Isabelle, Kris Lemche, Mimi Rogers. Ginger and Brigitte, are two dysfunctional 15-year-old sisters trapped in the Canadian suburbs. Introverted and misanthropic, they are obsessed with mayhem, torture and death until they get a taste of the real thing. Bitten by a wild animal, Ginger begins to mutate into a sexually agressive woman with some nasty canine tendencies. Is it a virus? Is it a curse? Or the first step towards becoming a werewolf? Brigitte must fight to save Ginger and their classmates. 108 min. DVD 7527
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Barker, Martin; Mathijs, Ernest; Mendik, Xavier "Menstrual Monsters: The Reception of the Ginger Snaps Cult Horror Franchise." Film International, vol. 4, no. 3 [21], pp. 68-77, 2006
Mendik, Xavier. "Menstrual Meanings: Brett Sullivan Discusses Werewolves, Hormonal Horror and the Ginger Snaps Audience Research Project." Film International, vol. 4, no. 3 [21], pp. 78-83, 2006
Miller, April. "'The Hair That Wasn't There Before': Demystifying Monstrosity and Menstruation in Ginger Snaps and Ginger Snaps Unleashed." Western Folklore, vol. 64, no. 3-4, pp. 281-303, Fall 2005
Ruth, Linda "Ginger Snaps." Sight and Sound 11.6 (June 2001): p36(2).
Young, Suzie. "Snapping Up Schoolgirls: Legitimation Crisis in Recent Canadian Horror." In: Horror international Detroit : Wayne State University Press, 2005 (Main PN1995.9.H6.H73 2005)

On the Edge: a Joyride Through Sex, Love and Other Activities (2000)
Directed by John Carney. Cast: Cillian Murphy, Tricia Vessey, Stephen Rea, Jonathan Jackson, Tom O'Suilleabhain, Marcella Plunkett. Jonathan, like many teenagers, is used to concealing the pain of growing up behind a witty sense of humor. It isn't until he falls in love that Jonathan begins to discover that life doesn't have to be so crazy after all. 85 min. DVD 4835
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Almost Famous (2001)
Directed by Cameron Crowe. Cast: Billy Crudup, Frances McDormand, Kate Hudson, Jason Lee, Patrick Fugit, Anna Paquin, Fairuza Balk, Noah Taylor, Philip Seymour Hoffman. It's the opportunity of a lifetime when teenage reporter William Miller lands an assignment from Rolling Stone magazine. Despite the objections of his protective mother, William hits the road with an up-and-coming rock band and finds there's a lot more to write home about than the music. 124 min. DVD 1106
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Awards
Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards - Best Supporting Actress (Frances McDormand); Breakthrough Artist (Kate Hudson)
Golden Globes, USA - Best Motion Picture - Comedy/Musical; Best Supporting Actress (Kate Hudson)
Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards - Best Supporting Actress (Frances McDormand)

Bozza, Anthony. "A Boy's Life (in Sex, Drugs and Rock & Roll)." Rolling Stone, Oct2000, Issue 851, p62, 6p UC users only
Crowe, Cameron. "Almost Famous." Literary Cavalcade, Feb2001, Vol. 53 Issue 5, p19, 3p UC users only
Doherty, Thomas. "Almost Famous." Cineaste, 2000, Vol. 26 Issue 1, p50, 3p UC users only
Olsen, Mark. "The Uncool." Film Comment, Sep/Oct2000, Vol. 36 Issue 5, p61, 5p UC users only

Crowe, Cameron. Almost famous / Cameron Crowe. London ; New York : Faber and Faber, 2000. (Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1997 .A3248 2000)

Baby Boy (2001)
Directed by John Singleton. Cast: Tyrese Gibson, Omar Gooding, A.J. Johnson, Taraji P. Henson, Snoop Dogg, Tamara LeSeon Bass, Ving Rhames, Candy Ann Brown, Angell Conwell. In South Central L.A., Jody has two babies by two different women and he still lives at home with his mom. He's trying to live large, but doesn't have or want a job. Growing up is tough on Jody, but a series of events involving his mom, her new boyfriend, his girlfriend, and her ex-con ex-boyfriend all force him to learn some hard lessons about living, loving and surviving. 130 min. DVD 911
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Bully (2001)
Directed by Larry Clark. Cast: Brad Renfro, Bijou Phillips, Rachel Miner, Michael Pitt, Kelli Garner, Daniel Franzese, Leo Fitzpatrick, Nick Stahl. Based on the true story of Marty, a tormented surfer and who relies on his longtime pal Bobby for rides to the beach and South Florida bars, despite the abuse Bobby gives Marty. When Bobby decides to turn his unwanted attentions toward Marty's new girlfriend, Lisa and her best friend, Lisa decides Bobby's reign of terror must end. Lisa forms a deadly plan to get Bobby out of the way for good. As the conspiracy unfolds, friends turn into enemies and casual acquiantances become co-defendants to a murder. 115 min. DVD 5780
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The Debut (2001)
Director, Gene Cajayon. Cast: Dante Basco, Tirso Cruz, III, Eddie Garcia, Darion Basco, Dion Basco, Derek Basco, Gina Alajar, Bernadette Balagtas, Joy Bisco. Ben, a Filipino-American teenager, is soon to graduate from high school. Currently, most of his family is preoccupied with an elaborate coming-out party being thrown for Ben's sister Rose. Ben isn't too thrilled about having to attend, so he invites his best friends Rick and Doug. To their surprise, Rick and Doug find themselves having a great time getting a glimpse of Filipino culture, and Ben meets a pretty girl named Annabelle. 88 min. vhs 999:2500
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The Doe Boy (2001)
Directed by Randy Redroad. Cast: James Duval, Kevin Anderson, Jeri Arredondo, Jade Hererra, Gordon Tootoosis. This coming-of-age films tells the story of Hunter, a half Cherokee with hemophilia (a "white man's disease"), whose teen angst is compounded by his confusing cultural identity. With an overprotective mother and a distant father, Hunter learns from his grandfather the courage to find the love he desperately seeks. 87 min. DVD 2973
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Donny Darko (2001)
Directed by Richard Kelly. Cast: Jake Gyllenhaal, Jena Malone, Drew Barrymore, James Duval, Beth Grant, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Mary McDonnell, Holmes Osborne, Katharine Ross, Patrick Swayze, Noah Wyle, Alex Greenwald, Gary Lundy, Seth Rogen, Stuart Stone, Daveigh Chase, Patience Cleveland, David Moreland, Jolene Purdy. An edgy, psychological thriller about a suburban teen coming face-to-face with his dark destiny. Donnie Darko is a delusional high-school student visited by a demonic rabbit with eerie visions of the past, and deadly predictions for the future. Special features: Disc 1. Optional audio commentary with writer/director, Richard Kelly and Kevin Smtih. Disc 2. Donnie Darko production diary; They made me do it too : the cult of Donnie Darko ; Storyboard to screen; #1 fan : a darkomentary. 134 min. DVD X2139
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Booth, Paul. "Intermediality in Film and Internet: Donnie Darko and Issues of Narrative Substantiality." Journal of Narrative Theory, Fall2008, Vol. 39 Issue 3, p398-415, 18p UC users only
Dodd, Kevin. "Donnie Darko and the messianic motif." Journal of Religion and Film, 13 no 2 O 2009 UC users only
Jordan, Randolph. "The Visible Acousmêtre: Voice, body and space across the two versions of Donnie Darko." Music, Sound & the Moving Image, Spring2009, Vol. 3 Issue 1, p47-70, 24p UC users only
Mathews, Peter. "Spinoza's Stone: The Logic of Donnie Darko." Post Script, Fall2005, Vol. 25 Issue 1, p38-48, 11p UC users only
Powell, Anna. "Donnie Darko: incompossible worlds." In: Deleuze, altered states and film / Anna Powell. Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press, c2007. (Main (Gardner) Stacks B2430.D454 P69 2007)
Rapfogel, Jared. "Teen Schizophrenia: Donnie Darko." Senses of Cinema: An Online Film Journal Devoted to the Serious and Eclectic Discussion of Cinema, vol. 21, pp. (no pagination), 2002 July-Aug
Walters, James. "When People Run in Circles: Structures of Time and Memory in Donnie Darko." In: Violating time : history, memory and nostalgia in cinema / edited by Christina Lee. New York : Continuum, 2008. (Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1995.9.T55 V56 2008)

Lost and Delirious (2001)
Directed by Léa Pool. Cast: Piper Perabo, Jessica Pare, Mischa Barton. Mouse Bradford has just arrived at Perkins Girls College, leaving behind her father, stepmother and the small town where she grew up. Her two senior roommates, the striking, sharp-witted Pauline and the charming and beautiful Tory, quickly adopt Mouse, who has lost her mother. When Pauline and Tory are found to be lovers, Mouse is caught in the role of accomplice and confessor and is left torn between her two friends. Based on the novel 'The Wives of Bath' by Susan Swan. 104 min. DVD X1128
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Not Another Teen Movie (2001)
Directed by Joel Gallen. Cast: Chyler Leigh, Chris Evans, Jaime Pressly, Eric Christian Olsen, Mia Kirshner, Deon Richmond, Eric Jungmann, Ron Lester, Cody McMains, Sam Huntington, Joanna Garcia, Lacey Chabert, Samm Levine, Cerina Vincent, Beverly Polcyn, Ed Lauter, Paul Gleason, Mr. T, Molly Ringwald, Randy Quaid. A group of high school students deals with social life, dating and sex in situations that parody popular teen movies. 100 min. DVD X830
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Wasted (2001)
Director, Stephen Kay. Cast: Nick Stahl, Summer Phoenix, Aaron Paul. Samantha is a straight A student with a dark secret. Owen is rebelling and is consumed with hard-core drugs. Chris wants to help his friends as they struggle to overcome their demons, but soon he finds himself spiraling downward on his own path of self distruction. 91 min. DVD 1812
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15 to Life (2002)
Directed by Moon Jones. Cast: Moon Jones, Stefanie Tremblay, Daniel Zirilli, Jalene Mack, Alfred Holmes, Boyce Ellisl; special appearances by Black Menace, Big Slack, J Dogg. It's prison life at its grittiest in this urban tale of three teenage boys who follow in their father's footsteps through the violent system. When a young filmmaker begins a documentary on the boys, she discovers that a dirty cop is behind their wrongful incarceration. Now she must prove their innocence. 81 min. DVD 1390
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Better Luck Tomorrow (2002)
Director, Justin Lin. Cast: Parry Shen, Jason Tobin, Sung Kang, Roger Fan, John Cho, Karin Anna Cheung, Jerry Mathers. Tells the story of a group of seemingly "perfect" Asian American high-school buddies who lead double lives. Ben is a perfectionist and overachiever engaged in a dizzying variety of school activities, volunteer work and the basketball team. When an article is published in the school paper indicating that Ben's true role on the team is to add a touch of ethnic diversity, he quits the team and becomes involved in a world of petty crime and material excess - a free-wheeling lifestyle that soon takes a downward spiral, leading to an unexpected, violent end. 100 min. DVD 2268
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Real Women Have Curves (2002)
Directed by Patricia Cardozo. Cast: America Ferrera, Lupe Ontiveros, Ingrid Oliu, George Lopez, Brian Sites. Should she leave home, go to college and experience life? Or stay home, get married, and keep working in her sister's struggling garment factory? It may seem an easy decision, but for the 18-year-old Mexican American Ana, every choice she makes this summer will change her life. 90 min. DVD 1658
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Awards
National Board of Review, USA - Special Recognition for excellence in filmmaking.
Sundance Film Festival - Audience Award, Dramatic; Special Jury Prize

Báez, Jillian M. "Towards a Latinidad Feminista: The Multiplicities of Latinidad and Feminism in Contemporary Cinema." Popular Communication; 2007, Vol. 5 Issue 2, p109-128, 20p
Carrillo, Rosario; Moreno, Melissa; Zintsmaster, Jill. "Cultural Production of a Decolonial Imaginary for a Young Chicana: Lessons from Mexican Immigrant Working-Class Woman's Culture" Educational Studies, Sep/Oct2010, Vol. 46 Issue 5, p478-502, 25p UC users only
Holmlund, Chris. "Postfeminism from A to G." Cinema Journal, vol. 44, no. 2, pp. 116-21, 2005 Winter UC users only
Launius, Christie. "Real Women Have Curves: A Feminist Narrative of Upward Mobility." American Drama. Summer 2007. Vol. 16, Iss. 2; p. 15 (14 pages) UC users only
Mendible, Myra. "Chica Flicks: Postfeminism, Class, and the Latina American Dream." In: Chick flicks : contemporary women at the movies / edited by Suzanne Ferriss and Mallory Young. New York : Routledge, 2008. (Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1995.9.W6 C515 2008)

Elephant (2003)
Directed by Gus Van Sant. Cast: Alex Frost, Eric Deulen, John Robinson, Elias McConnell, Jordan Taylor, Carrie Finklea, Nicole George, Brittany Mountain, Alicia Miles. A realistic drama depicting students at a Portland, Oregon high school before and during a tragic schoolshooting. Follows a young boy who takes over the wheel from his drunken dad while returning from lunch. Then follows another student who crosses paths with the first, then the other of the two boys in camouflage gear, carrying heavy bags, who arrive inside the school and begin shooting. No explanation for the shooting is given, it simply places the audience in the interminable window of adolescence when life is both trivial and painfully important all at the sametime. 81 min. DVD 2674
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Funny Ha Ha (2003)
Directed by Andrew Bujalski. Cast: Kate Dollenmayer, Christian Rudder, Myles Paige, Jennifer L. Schaper, Lissa Patton Rudder, Marshall Lawy, Vanessa Bertozzi, Victoria Haggblom, Justin Rice. Marnie just graduated from college, drinks like she's still in school, and is looking for a temp. job after being fired. Drifting through a series of men and jobs, Marnie just can't seem to get it together...it would be sad if it weren't so funny. 90 min. DVD 4379
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Livin' Tha Life (2003)
Directed by Joe Brown; story by Joe Brown, improvised by the cast. Cast: Jarell Jackson, Edward D. Smith, Rooney Perry, Shawn Harris, Archie Howard, Zai Wilburn. Just another day in the 'hood. Ride with two homies, Jamal and Peanut, as they cruise through the streets of Compton and come face-to-face with some of the stranges characters you'll ever meet. 84 min. DVD 1659
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Lumpia (2003)
Directed by Patricio Ginelsa, Jr. Cast: Carlos Baon, Francis Custodio, Edward Baon, Elizabeth Mendoza, Dennis Custodio. Takes you back to the late-90's when tension is at an all-time high in Fogtown High School. James and his misfit pack of friends become the targets of ridicule for the CREW, a bunch of thugs who have invented a new fad of (gulp!) F.O.B. bashing! But only one hero stands in their way... a silent avenger who delivers justice one deep-fried lumpia at a time! With James falling for his classmate Kelly, will such a fighter be enough to ward off the one enemy that threatens to obliterate all? Special features: Cast and crew audio commentary; 4 music videos featuring Pacifics, InnerVoices, 10.01, and Janice Aranas; deletes scenes; making-of Lumpia featurette; TV spots and trailer; blooper reel; old short film: "The green magician"; "Bastos!" the uncensored version; The Lumpia experience. 81 min. DVD 8260
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The OC(2003-2007)
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The Perfect Score (2003)
Directed by Brian Robbins. Cast: Erika Christensen, Chris Evans, Bryan Greenberg, Scarlett Johansson, Darius Miles, Leonardo Nam, Tyra Ferrell. Determined not to let the S.A.T. exam unfairly define their lives, six wildly different teens devise a way to get the perfect score. Kyle wants to be an architect, but his scores are too low to get into the school of his choice. Matty is heartbroken when he is rejected from the school that his girlfriend attends. Good girl Anna is pressured by her parents to excel in academics and remain innocent. Desmond is a basketball player who believes the exam is racist. Rounding out the group is gutsy Francesca and lonely Roy. 92 min. DVD 4552
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Thirteen (2003)
Directed by Catherine Hardwicke. Cast: Holly Hunter, Evan Rachel Wood, Nikki Reed, Jeremy Sisto, Brady Corbet, Deborah Kara Unger, Kip Pardue, Sarah Clarke, D.W. Moffett. Los Angeles teenager and overachiever Tracy is an excellent student in her seventh grade class and gets along well with her mother, Melanie. She fears that she's not cool enough to be friends with Evie, the most popular girl in school. Fueled with adolescent energy, Tracy follows Evie's lead into the harsh realities of sex, drugs, and hard-edged adventure. Consumed with temptations and conflicting desires, Tracy loses her good-girl identity, greatly affecting her relationship with her mom. 100 min. DVD 2266
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Sundance Film Festival - Directing Award, Dramatic

Karlyn, Kathleen Rowe. "Film as Cultural Antidote: Thirteen and the Maternal Melodrama." Feminist Media Studies, vol. 6, no. 4, pp. 453-68, December 2006UC users only

Ethan Mao (2004)
Directed by Quentin Lee. Cast: Jun Hee Lee, Raymond Ma, Julia Nickson, Kevin Kleinberg, David Tran, Jerry Hernandez.takes him in. After being tipped off by his younger brother that his family is going on a day trip on Thanksgiving Day, Ethan asks Remigio for a ride to his family house to get some of his belongings. Ethan and Remigio break into Ethan's family house, but are caught in the act and have no choice other than to hold his parents hostage. In the following increasingly desperate hours, Ethan, his family and Remigio are forced to confront their unresolved conflicts between each other. As the tension between Ethan and his family escalates, their inner demons and family secrets unravel in this suspenseful drama. 87 min. DVD 5358
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Mean Girls (2004)
Directed by Jared Hess. Cast: Lindsay Lohan, Rachel McAdams, Tim Meadows, Amy Poehler, Ana Gasteyer, Lacey Chabert, Lizzy Caplan, Daniel Franzese, Neil Flynn, Jonathan Bennett, Amanda Seyfried, Tina Fey. When a young girl who has lived in Africa and been homeschooled moves to New York, she must enter a public high school. Survival of the fittest takes on a whole new meaning when she falls for the ex-boyfriend of the most popular girl in school. Based on the book Queen bees and wannabes by Rosalind Wiseman. Special features: Commentary by director Mark Waters, screenwriter & actress Tina Fey and producer Lorne Michaels; 3 featurettes; blooper reel; deleted scenes. 96 min. DVD X3615
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Napoleon Dynamite (2004)
Directed by Jared Hess. Cast: Jon Heder, Jon Gries, Aaron Ruell, Efren Ramirez, Tina Majorino, Diedrich Bader. Napoleon is a new kind of hero, complete with a tight red 'fro, sweet moon boots, and skills that can't be topped. Napoleon spends his days drawing mythical beasts, duking it out with his older brother, Kip, and trying to avoid his scheming Uncle Rico. When two new friends enter Napolean's life - shy Deb and mustachioed Pedro - the trio launches a campaign to elect Pedro for class president and make the student body's wildest dreams come true. But if Pedro is to beat stuck-up Summer, Napoleon will have to unleash his own secret weapon. 95 min. DVD 3544
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Veronica Mars(2004-2007)
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Saved! (2004)
Directed by Brian Dannelly. Cast: Jena Malone, Mandy Moore, Macaulay Culkin, Patrick Fugit, Heather Matarazzo, Eva Amurri, Chad Faust, Elizabeth Thai, Martin Donovan, Mary-Louise Parker. Good girl Mary and her best friend Hilary Faye are at the top of the high school food chain at American Eagle Christian. But after Mary becomes pregnant, Hilary Faye and her devoted "disciples" turn on Mary and label her an outcast. Now Mary's only hope for salvation and friendship is through a group of rebellious misfits. Together, can they navigate the treacherous halls of high school life and make it to graduation ... or will Hilary Faye make all their lives a living hell? Special features: Optional audio commentary by Dannelly, producer Sandy Stern & Urban; optional audio commentary by Malone & Moore; "Heaven help us" behind-the-scenes featurette (4 min.); 11 deleted/extended scenes; 4 bloopers; 6 "Saved!" revelations; theatrical trailer (2 min.). 92 min. DVD X3828
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Brick (2005)
Directed by Rian Johnson. Cast: Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Lukas Haas, Emilie de Ravin, Noah Fleiss, Matt O'Leary. Brendon Frye is a loner, someone who always knows all the angles but has chosen to stay on the outside. When the girl he loves turns up dead, he is determined to find the 'who' and 'why'. 110 min. DVD 6125
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Hard Candy (2005)
Directed by David Slade. Cast: Patrick Wilson, Ellen Page, Sandra Oh, Jennifer Holmes. Hayley, a smart, charming teenage girl, probably shouldn't be going to a local coffee shop to meet Jeff, a 30-something fashion photographer she met on the Internet. But before she knows it, she's mixing drinks at Jeff's place and stripping for an impromptu photo shoot. It's Jeff's lucky night. But Hayley isn't as innocent as she looks. The night takes a turn when, suspecting Jeff of pedophilia, Hayley begins to impose a hard-hitting investigation on him. Special features: optional audio commentary with Slade & Nelson; optional audio commentary with Wilson & Page; 7 "Creating 'Hard candy'" featurettes (ca. 45 min. total); "Controversial confection : the soul of 'Hard candy'" featurette (9 min.); 6 deleted and extended scenes (11 min. total); theatrical trailer (3 min.). 105 min. DVD X3457
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Havoc (2005)
Director, Barbara Kopple. Anne Hathaway, Bijou Phillips, Shiri Appleby, Michael Biehn, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Matt O'Leary, Freddy Rodriguez, Laura San Giacomo, Mike Vogel. A group of wealthy Los Angeles teenagers try to become part of the 'gangsta' lifestyle but soon run into trouble when they come face to face with a real gang of Latino drug dealers. 85 min. DVD 6731
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The Motel (2005)
Director, Michael Kang. Cast: Jeffrey Chyau, Sung Kang, Jade Wu, Samantha Futerman, Alexis Chang, Stephen Chen. Chinese-American adolescent Ernest works after school cleaning rooms at the dingy motel owned by his bossy mother. A Korean-American playboy drifter helps Ernest come out of his shell, encouraging him to pursue an older girl he has a crush on. Ernest absorbes life lessons about girls, bullies, baseball and success. Based on the novel Waylaid by Ed Lin. 76 min. DVD 6928
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The Squid and the Whale (2005)
Directed by Noah Baumbach. Cast: Jeff Daniels, Laura Linney, Jesse Eisenberg, Owen Kline, William Baldwin, Halley Feiffer, Anna Paquin. Based on the true childhood experiences of Noah Baumbach and his brother, tells the touching story of two young boys dealing with their parents' divorce in Brooklyn in the 1980s. The patriarch of an eccentric Brooklyn family claims to once have been a great novelist, but ultimately decided to settled into a teaching job. When his wife discovers a writing talent of her own, jealousy divides the family. The two teenage sons are forced to forge new relationships with their parents. Their mom begins dating her younger son's tennis coach. Meanwhile, dad has an affair with the student his older son is pursuing. 81 min.DVD 5326
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Transamerica. (2005)
Directed by Duncan Tucker. Cast: Felicity Huffman, Kevin Zegers, Fionnula Flanagan, Burt Young, Elizabeth Pena, Graham Greene. Bree Osborne, a pre-operative transsexual, learns she fathered a child back when she was Stanley Osborne. The wheels of fortune take Bree and her teenaged son on a cross-country trip that will change both their lives. 104 min. DVD 5637
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Gagne, N. V. "Transamerica." Cineaste v. 31 no. 3 (Summer 2006) p. 56-7UC users only
Williams, L. R. "My father, the heroine." Sight & Sound v. ns16 no. 4 (April 2006) p. 42-3, 78UC users only

Wassup Rockers (2005)
Director, Larry Clark. Cast: Jonathan Velasquez, Francisco Pedrasa, Milton Velasquez, Usualdo Panameno, Eddie Velasquez. Instead of adhering to the norms of their South Central neighborhood, a group of skater boys opt to bus into Hollywood and Beverly Hills, where they attract local rich girls - and plenty of trouble with the police, jealous boyfriends, and nervous parents. 100 min. DVD 6752
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2:37 (2006)
Directed by Murali K. Thalluri. Cast: Teresa Palmer, Joe MacKenzie, Clementine Mellor, Charles Baird, Sam Harris, Frank Sweet, Marni Spillane. The story of six high school students and the day that will change their lives forever. Each one, including a popular jock, an awkward outcast, a fragile beauty, an academic overachiever and a closet homosexual, has a dark secret. Every secret carries its own tortuous weight. And for one of them, the pressure will explode today at exactly 2:37. 95 min. DVD X5533
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Colma: The Musical (2006)
Directed by Richard Wong. Cast: Jake Moreno, H.P. Mendoza, L.A. Renigen, Sigrid Sutter, Brian Raffi, Larry Soriano, Gigi Guizado, Jim Wierzba, Kat Kneisel, Allison Torneros, Paul Kolsanoff. Set in the town of Colma, just south of San Francisco, best pals Rodel, Billy, and Maribel finding themselves in a state of limbo; fresh out of high school, are just beginning to explore a new world of part-time mall jobs and crashing college parties. As newfound revelations and romances challenge their relationships with one another and their parents, the trio must assess what to hold onto, and how to best follow their dreams. This unusual musical is a love song to the city, and to the residents who dream of a better life. 100 min. DVD 9211
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Half Nelson (2006)
Directed by Ryan Fleck. Cast: Ryan Gosling, Shareeka Epps, Anthony Mackie, Monique Gabriela Curnen, Karen Chilton, Tina Holmes, Collins Pennie, Deborah Rush, Jay O. Sanders, Nicole Vicius, Denis O'Hare, Starla Benford. An inner-city junior high school teacher struggles with issues of addiction and his relationships with his students. He forms an unlikely friendship with one of his students after she discovers his secret. Special features: Optional audio commentary (by Fleck and Boden); Three deleted scenes (4 min.); Four extended scenes, including alternate ending (4 min.); Film out-takes (7 min.); Rhymefest "Wanted" Music Video. 107 min. DVD X6463
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Quinceañera (2006)
Directed by Richard Glatzer and Wash Westmoreland. Cast: Jesus Castanos, Araceli Guzman-Rico, Emily Rios, J.R. Cruz, Listette Avila, Alicia Sixtos, Johnny Chavez, Jesse Garcia, Chalo Gonzalez. On the evening before Magdalena's 15th birthday, her simple, blissful life is complicated by the discovery that she's pregnant. Forced to leave her house, she finds a new family with her uncle and gay cousin. 91 min. DVD 6840
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Sundance Festival: Grand Jury Prize - Dramatic; Audience Award - Dramatic

Holston, Mark. "Growing Pains." Hispanic, Aug2006, Vol. 19 Issue 7, p80-81, 2p UC users only

Running with Scissors (2006)
Directed by Ryan Murphy. Cast: Annette Bening, Brian Cox, Joseph Fiennes, Evan Rachel Wood, Alec Baldwin, Joseph Cross, Jill Clayburgh, Gwyneth Paltrow, Gabrielle Union, Patrick Wilson, Kristin Chenoweth, Dagmara Dominczyk, Colleen Camp. "The story of how a boy was abandoned by his mother and how he, later, abandoned her. The year he'll be 14, the parents of Augusten Burroughs (1965- ) divorce, and his mother, who thinks of herself as a fine poet on the verge of fame, delivers him to the eccentric household of her psychiatrist, Dr. Finch. During that year, Augusten avoids school, keeps a journal, and practices cosmetology. His mother's mental illness worsens, he takes an older lover, he finds friendship with Finch's younger daughter, and he's the occasional recipient of gifts from an unlikely benefactor. Can he survive to come of age? " [IMDB] 122 min. DVD 8202
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She's the Man(2006)
Director, Andy Fickman. Cast: Amanda Bynes, Channing Tatum, Laura Ramsey, Vinnie Jones, Robert Hoffman, Alex Breckenridge, Julie Hagerty, David Cross. Viola becomes furious when she learns that her high school, Cornwall, has just cut the girl's soccer team. So furious, in fact, that she takes advantage of her twin brother Sebastian skipping town for a few weeks to take his place at his school, Illyria, so she can join the soccer team there. But her disguise as her brother leads to major complications when she falls in love with her soccer-playing roommate and the girl he's in love with falls in love with "Sebastian." Based on the play "Twelfth night" by William Shakespeare. Special features: Director's commentary ; deleted scenes ; gag reel ; three in-depth featurettes ; music video "Let go" by Daivd Lichens ; pop-up video (a.k.a. trivia track). 105 min. DVD 8784
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Walkout (TV, 2006)
Directed by Edward James Olmos. Cast: Alexa Vega, Michael Pe?na, Yancey Arias, Laura Harring, Efren Ramirez, David Warshofsky, Holmes Osbourne, Tim DeKay, Tonantzin Esparza, Bodie Olmos, Veronica A. Diaz, Jeremy Ray Valdez, Jonathan Hernandez, Fidel Gomez, Douglas Spain, Marisol Crisostomo-Romo, Germaine De Leon, Carmen Corral, David Devora, Jesse Garcia, Pablo Santos. The inspiring true story of the 1968 East LA student walkout, where one courageous young woman and thousands of hispanic followers stood up against academic prejudices and forever changed their world. 111 min. DVD 7974
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Yosso, Tara J.; García, David G. ""'Cause It's Not Just Me": Walkout's History Lessons Challenge Hollywood's Urban School Formula." Radical History Review; Fall2008 Issue 102, p171-184, 14p

We Got Next(2000?)
Directed by Tricia Creason Valencia. Cast: Rebecca Jude, Marla Renee ; basketball players from UC Berkeley and San Francisco State University. Before their senior year of high school begins, two best friends are at odds. One has transferred to the rival high school to increase her chances of recruitment for college basketball, forcing the girls to redefine and reinvent their lifelong friendship. 16 min. Video/C 999:3966

When a Stranger Calls (2006)
Directed by Simon West. Cast: Camilla Belle, Brian Geraghty, Katie Cassidy, Clark Gregg. To Jill Johnson, it was the perfect babysitting job. The parents were away. The fridge was stocked. The children were tucked into bed. But then the phone rings and an ominous voice asks, "Have you checked the children?" Locked in with the lights out and curtains drawn, a panicky Jill phones the police, who trace the calls--only to inform her they're coming from inside the house. And as the frightened teenager goes upstairs to check on the children, Jill's quiet night of babysitting is about to turn into a nerve-shattering nightmare of suspense, horror and dread. Special features: deleted scenes; director and cast commentary; "the making of When a Stranger Calls" featurette; writer's commentary. 87 min. DVD X3949
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Disturbia (2007)
Directed by D.J. Caruso Cast: Shia LaBeouf, Sarah Roemer, Carrie-Anne Moss, David Morse, Aaron Yoo, Jose Pablo Cantillo, Matt Craven, Viola Davis. Kale Brecht is a sullen, troubled young man living under a court-ordered sentence of house arrest after a run in with the law. As the walls of his house begin to close in on Kale, he turns into a voyeur as his interests turn outside the windows of his suburban home towards those of his neighbors. Slowly, he begins to suspect his neighbor is a serial killer. Special features: Commentary by director D.J. Caruso and cast members Shia LeBeouf and Sarah Roemer ; Deleted scenes ; The making of 'Disturbia' ; Serial pursuit trivia pop-up quiz ; Outtakes ; Music video "Don't make me wait" by This World Fair ; Photo gallery. 104 min. DVD X4703
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Freedom Writers (2007)
Director, Richard LaGravenese. Cast: Hilary Swank, Patrick Dempsey, Scott Glenn, Imelda Staunton, April Lee Hernandez, Mario, Kristin Herrera, Jacklyn Ngan, Sergio Montalvo, Jason Finn, Deance Wyatt, Vanetta Smith, Gabriel Chavarria, Hunter Parrish. Dramatization of a true story about a teacher in a racially divided school who gives her students what they've always needed, a voice. Erin Gruwell comes to a southern California high school bubbling over with naive optimism. She quickly discovers that her unruly classroom is not easily won over by her good intentions. After a few floundering attempts to connect with her students, Gruwell gives them the assignment of keeping journals about their own lives. This assignment is something that the class can bite into with relish. This eventually bonds them together and pushes racial rivalries aside. Draws heavily from the published journals of the real students themselves. Special features: Feature-length commentary by director Richard LaGravenese and actor Hilary Swank; deleted scenes; featurettes; theatrical trailer; photo gallery. Based on the book "The Freedom Writers diary: how a teacher and 150 teens used writing to change themselves and the world around them" by the Freedom Writers and Erin Gruwell (MOFF: HQ796 .F76355 1999). 122 min. DVD 7635
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Giroux, Henry A. "Hollywood Film as Public Pedagogy: Education in the Crossfire." Afterimage, Mar/Apr2008, Vol. 35 Issue 5, p7-13, 7p UC users only
Petersen, Anne Helen. "Their Words, Our Story: Freedom Writers as Scenario of Pedagogical Reform." Film & History, Spring2009, Vol. 39 Issue 1, p31-43, 13p UC users only
Smith, Anna. "Freedom Writers." Sight & Sound, Apr2007, Vol. 17 Issue 4, p59-60, 2p UC users only
Yosso, Tara J.; García, David G. ""'Cause It's Not Just Me": Walkout's History Lessons Challenge Hollywood's Urban School Formula." Radical History Review; Fall2008 Issue 102, p171-184, 14p

Gossip Girl(2007)
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The Great Debaters (2007)
Directed by Denzel Washington. Cast: Denzel Washington, Forest Whitaker, Nate Parker, Jurnee Smollett, Denzel Whitaker, John Heard, Kimberly Elise. Melvin B. Tolson is a professor at Wiley College in Texas. Wiley is a small African-American college. In 1935, Tolson inspired students to form the school's first debate team. Tolson turns a group of underdog students into a historically elite debate team which goes on to challenge Harvard in the national championship. Inspired by a true story. Special features: deleted scenes; "The great debaters : an historical perspective;" "That's what my baby likes," music video; "My soul is a witness," music video. 124 min. DVD X6464
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Hairspray (2007)
Directed by Adam Shankman. Cast: Nikki Blonsky, John Travolta, Michelle Pfeiffer, Queen Latifah, Christopher Walken, Amanda Bynes, James Marsden, Brittany Snow, Zac Efron, Elijah Kelley, Allison Janney. Musical version of the John Water's hit. In 1962 Baltimore there are changes in the air. Plus-sized teen Tracy Turnblad, with big hair and even bigger heart, has only one passion, to dance. She wins a spot on the local TV dance program, "The Corny Collins Show" and is transformed overnight from outsider to irrepressible teen celebrity. The trendsetting Tracy aims to win the heart of teen-dream Link Larkin and stand up for what she believes in. Special features: Disc one: Jump to a song with optional sing along lyric track; "Step-by-step: the dances of Hairspray" featurette; audio commentary with director Adam Shankman and Nikki Blonsky; audio commentary with producers Craig Zadan and Neil Moran; "Hairspray extensions:" multi-view experience of dance scenes: "Nicest kids in town;" "(The legend of) Miss Baltimore Crabs;" "Ladies choice;" "Welcome to the 60s;" "Run & tell that;" "You can't stop the beat;" The golden compass" preview. Disc two: 5 deleted scenes: 'Tracy's never-before seen musical number, "I can wait;" 'Edna gets arrested;' 'Welcome to the 60s alternate street segment', 'You can't stop the beat: alternate version;' 'Big, blonde, and beautiful' (reprise - Velma only version); deleted scenes commentary with director Adam Shankman and Nikki Blonsky; "You can't stop the beat: The long journey of Hairspray'" theatrical trailer. Based on the 1988 screenplay by John Waters and the 2002 musical play by Mark O'Donnell. 117 min. DVD 8672
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Juno (2007)
Directed by Jason Reitman. Cast: Ellen Page, Michael Cera, Jennifer Garner, Jason Bateman, Allison Janney, J.K. Simmons. Juno MacGuff is sixteen years-old who after a one-time sexual encounter with her best friend Paulie, learns that she's pregnant. Juno and Paulie like each other, but not enough to start a family, complete with a child. Paulie leaves all the decisions about the baby to Juno. Initially she decides to have an abortion, but can't go through with it. So she decides to have the baby and give it up for adoption. The next step is to find prospective parents for the yet unborn child. In the Pennysaver ad section, Juno finds Mark and Vanessa Loring, a yuppie couple living in the suburbs. Juno likes the Lorings and of her own choosing, she enters into a closed adoption contract with the Lorings. During the second and third trimesters of Juno's pregnancy, which she treats with care but detachment, her relationships with her family, with Paulie, and with the Lorings develop. pecial features: Disc 1: Commentary by director Jason Reitman and screenwriter Diablo Cody; 11 deleted scenes with optional commentary by Jason Reitman and Diablo Cody; gag reel; gag take; cast & crew jam; screen tests; Way beyond 'Our' maturity level: Juno, Leah, Bleeker" featurette; "Diablo Cody is totally boss" featurette; "Jason Reitman for shizz" featurette; "Honest to blog!: creating Juno" featurette. Disc 2: Digital copy for portable media players. 96 min. DVD 9602
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Academy Awards, USA - Best Writing, Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen
Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards - Best Comedy Movie
National Board of Review, USA - Best Breakthrough Performance - Female

Paranoid Park(2007)
Directed by Gus Van Sant. Cast: Gabe Nevins, Taylor Momsen, Jake Miller, Dan Liu, Lauren McKinney, Scott Green. After a young skateboarder accidentally kills a security guard in self-defense with his skateboard at Paranoid Park, he falls into a world of crime, guilt, and fear. He desperately attempts to get out as the investigation into the crime deepens. Based on the novel by Blake Nelson. 84 min.DVD X2657
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Ping Pong Playa (2007)
Directed by Jessica Yu. Cast: J Jimmy Tsai, Khary Payton, Smith Cho, Peter Paige, Roger Fan, Jim Lau, Elizabeth Sung, Scott Lowell, Stephnie Weir. When a champion ping pong player gets hurt, his brother C-dub, a gansta-rapper wannabe, must face off against a devious rival player in the ping pong tournament of the year. With help from some unusual kids, C-dub just might be up to the challenge. Special features: Audio commentary with director/co-writer Jessica Yu and actor/co-writer Jimmy Tsia; "Warm-up drills" featurette; "Post-game" featurette; theatrical trailer. 96 min. DVD X852
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The Princess of Nebraska(2007)
Directed by Wayne Wang. Cast: Ling Li, Brian Danforth, Pamelyn Chee, Patrice Binaisa. An 18-year-old Chinese woman thinks twice about aborting her baby when she travels from Nebraska to the streets of San Francisco to confront her lover's male friend. Based on the short story by Yiyun Li. Bonus features: interview with Yiyun Li, Sasha video diaries, "Ling and Yan Yan"- a day in the life of young Chinese women, photo gallery. 80 min. DVD X4934
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Teeth (2007)
Director, Mitchell Lichtenstein. Cast: Jess Weixler, John Hensley, Josh Pais, Hale Appleman, Lenny von Dohlen. Dawn is a pretty high school virgin who unknowingly has a set of mutant teeth between her legs. Caught between her emerging sexuality and a host of oversexed young men, Dawn eventually gives in to her freakish powers. 94 min. DVD X144
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Towelhead (2007)
Directed by Alan Ball. Cast: Aaron Eckhart, Toni Collette, Maria Bello, Peter Macdissi, Eugene Jones, Summer Bishil. Jasira, a 13-year-old Lebanese-American girl, moves to suburban Houston to live with her extremely strict father. Jasira must navigate her father's strict indifference, her discovery of sexual pleasure, the casual racism of a neighbor boy and her classmates, the sexual advances of the boy's father, and her attraction to Thomas, an African-American classmate whom her father forbids her to see. Things happen to her, but can she take responsibility and control, or is tragedy inevitable? Special features (80 min.): Community discussion with Ball, Macdissi, Bishil & Hussam Ayloush (30 min.); community discussion with Erian & Rajdeep Singh Jolly (50 min.). Based on the novel: Towelhead by Alicia Erian (Main (Gardner) Stacks PS3555.R4265 T69 2005). 116 min. DVD X798
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Adoration(Canada, 2008)
Director, Atom Egoyan. Cast: Arsinée Khanijian, Scott Speedman, Rachel Blanchard, Noam Jenkins, Devon Bostick, Kenneth Welsh. For his French-class assignment, a high school student weaves his family history in a news story involving terrorism, and goes on to invite an Internet audience in on the resulting controversy. 101 min. DVD X3591
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Absent Father (2008)
Director: Douglas Chang. Cast: Jessica Kadish, J.P. Quicquaro, Debbie Friedlander. Abigail is a typical teenager. When an angel tells her she's been chosen to have God's child, her first instinct is to look for a way out. Eventually she abandons her comfortable middle-class home for the streets of Boston, where she hooks up with a group of runaways led by the enigmatic Sultan. 85 min. DVD X6673
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Baby (2008)
Director: Juwan Chung. Cast: David Huynh, Feodor Chin, Ron Yuan, Ryan Andres, Linn Ko, Christina Stacey, Tzi Ma, Kenneth Choi, Kenzo Lee, Dana Lee, Peter Cho. A motherless 11-year-old, raised by his alcoholic father, ends up in Juvenile Hall for manslaughter. After seven years in prison he re-enters society only to return to his former life. Only his childhood friends can offer him hope to turn his life around A tragic tale of an Asian youth's gang life in South East Los Angeles, set during the mid 80's to the early 90s. 100 min. DVD X3445
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Ballast (2008)
Director: Lance Hammer. Cast: Micheal J. Smith, Sr., Jimmyron Ross, Tarra Riggs, Johnny McPhail. In the cold winter light of the Mississippi Delta, three lonely people stumble under the weight of a shared tragedy. Lawrence is paralyzed with grief after the suicide of his twin brother. Twelve-year-old James drifts into the perilous orbit of local teenagers while his single mother, Marlee, is too exhausted from her menial job to interpret the clues. Sudden violence forces mother and son to flee their home and they alight on Lawrence's property. This safe harbor rekindles the fury of a bitter, longstanding conflict. Special features: "Ballast Scene Development," a 37-minute making-of feature charting the evolution of several scenes through the improvisational conflict sessions and two-month rehearsal process that gave form to the final film; original theatrical trailer; a new essay by film critic Amy Taubin. 96 min. DVD X7311
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Gran Torino (2008)
Directed by Clint Eastwood. Cast: Clint Eastwood, Bee Vang, Ahney Her, Christopher Carley, Brian Haley, Geraldine Hughes, Dreama Walker, Brian Howe, John Carroll Lynch, William Hill. Walt Kowalski is a grumpy, tough-minded widower who holds onto his prejudices despite the changes in his Michigan neighborhood and the world around him. He is a Korean War veteran whose prize possession is a 1972 Gran Torino he keeps in mint condition. When his neighbor, Thao, a young Hmong teenager, becomes pressured by his gang member cousin to steal Walt's Gran Torino, Kowalski sets out to reform the youth. Drawn against his will into the life of Thao's family, Walt is soon taking steps to protect them from the gangs that infest their neighborhood. 116 min. DVD X1622
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Lake Tahoe (2008)
Director, Fernando Eimbcke. Cast: Diego Cataño, Héctor Herrera, Daniela Valentine, Juan Carlos Lara. After crashing the family car, teen-age Juan walks the streets all day searching for someone to help fix it. He meets an elderly mechanic whose only companion is a boxer dog, a young mother who wants to sing in a punk band, and a teenage mechanic who loves martial arts and Kung Fu philosophy. As the day drags on, it is revealed that the sadness and silence in Juan's family is due to the death of his father. 81 min. DVD X5339
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Premature (2008)
Directed by Rashaad Ernesto Green. Cast: Zora Howard, Suzette Azariah Gunn, Stephen McKinley Henderson Tisha, a streetwise teenager from the Bronx, discovers she's pregnant and receiving no support from her boyfriend or community, feels she has nowhere to turn. After the birth of her baby she is faced with the most difficult decision she will ever make. 15 min. DVD X7006
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El Primo(2008)
Director, Nick Oceano. Cast: Daniel Martin, Manny Montana. Mark, a sheltered teenager, reunites with his tough older cousin Luis, who lives on the rough side of Laredo. Luis decides to break Mark out of his shell by taking him for a night out. Presented at the International Latino Film Festival held in the San Francisco Bay Area. 16 min. DVD X4042
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The Secret Life of Bees (2008)
Director, Gina Prince-Bythewood. Cast: Queen Latifah, Dakota Fanning, Jennifer Hudson, Alicia Keys, Sophie Okonedo, Nate Parker, Paul Bettany. Set in South Carolina in 1964, this is the tale of Lily Owens a 14 year-old girl who is haunted by the memory of her late mother. To escape her lonely life and troubled relationship with her father, Lily flees with Rosaleen, her caregiver and only friend, to a South Carolina town that holds the secret to her mother's past. Taken in by the intelligent and independent Boatwright sisters, Lily finds solace in their mesmerizing world of beekeeping. Based on the novel by Sue Monk Kidd. Special features: 8 deleted scenes; "Adaptation: bringing The Secret Life of Bees to the big screen" featurette; "The women and men of The Secret Life of Bees" featurette; "Inside the pink house with Sue Monk Kidd" featurette; "Life on the set" featurette; "The world premiere" featurette; commentary with director/screenwriter Gina Prince-Bythewood, producer Lauren Shuler Donner & Joe Pichirallo, and actors Dakota Fanning and Queen Latifa; commentary with director/screenwriter Gina Prince-Bythewood and film editor Terilyn Shropshire. 110 min. DVD X1107
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Glee (2009--)
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Jennifer's Body (2009)
Directed by Karyn Kusama. Cast: Megan Fox, Amanda Seyfried, Johnny Simmons, J.K. Simmons, Amy Sedaris, Adam Brody. Needy is a reserved bookworm. Her best friend is Jennifer, a conceited cheerleader. The two share little in common. They share even less in common when Jennifer mysteriously gains an appetite for human blood after a disastrous fire at a local bar. Soon, Needy's male classmates are steadily killed off in gruesome attacks and she must uncover the truth behind her friend's transformation and find a way to stop the bloodthirsty rampage before it reaches her own boyfriend. Special features: Audio commentary with director Karyn Kusama and writer Diablo Cody (Theatrical version only); audio commentary with director Karyn Kusama (extended version only); trailers. (Features are not rated or closed-captioned.) 102 min. DVD X3367
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Precious (2009)
Directed by Lee Daniels. Cast: Mo'nique, Paula Patton, Mariah Carey, Lenny Kravitz, Gabourey "Gabby" Sidibe, Sherri Shepherd. In 1987, obese, illiterate, black 16-year-old Claireece 'Precious' Jones lives in Harlem with her dysfunctional family. She has been raped and impregnated twice by her father, Carl. She suffers constant physical, mental and sexual abuse from her unemployed mother, Mary. After getting pregnant for the second time, Precious is suspended from her school. Her principal arranges to have her attend an alternative school where her new teacher, Ms. Rain, helps Precious learn to read and she responds to this glimmer of hope. Precious also meets Mrs. Weiss, a social worker, and discovers the abuse and incest that Precious has had to endure. Her father dies of AIDS and Precious learns that she is now HIV-positive. Based on the novel "Push" by Sapphire. Special features: Audio commentary with director Lee Daniels; "From Push to Precious" featurette; "A Precious ensemble" featurette; "Oprah and Tyler: a project of passion" featurette; a conversation with Author Sapphire and director Lee Daniels; deleted scene: the incest survivor meeting; audition: Gabourey Sidibe; "Reflections on Precious" featurette. 109 min. DVD X2729
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Awards
Academy Awards - Best Supporting Actress (Mo'nique)
Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards - Best Supporting Actress
Golden Globes, USA - Best Supporting Actress
Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards - Best Supporting Actress
National Board of Review, USA - Best Breakthrough Performance - Female (Gabourey Sidibe)
National Society of Film Critics Awards, USA - Best Supporting Actress
New York Film Critics Circle Awards - Best Supporting Actress
San Francisco Film Critics Circle, USA - Best Supporting Actress
Sundance Film Festival - Grand Jury Prize; Audience Award; Special Jury Prize (Mo'nique)

Tetro (USA | Argentina | Spain | Italy, 2009)
Directed by Francis Ford Coppola. Cast: Vincent Gallo, Alden Ehrenreich, Maribel Verdú, Klaus Maria Brandauer, Carmen Maura. Naive, 17-year-old Bennie goes to Buenos Aires to search for his older brother whom he has not seen for ten years. With the success of their father Carlo, a renowned symphony conductor, the family moved from Argentina to New York. When Bennie finds his brother, Tetro, he is surprised to find that he is not the person he remembered. While staying with Tetro and his girlfriend Miranda, the two brothers grapple with the haunting experiences of their shared past. Special features: Audio commentary with director Francis Ford Coppola and actor Alden Ehrenreich; "Osvaldo Golijov: music born from the film" featurette; "Mihai Malaimare, Jr.: the cinematography" featurette; "The ballet" featurette; "The rehearsal process" featurette; "La Colifata: siempre fui loco" featurette; "Fausta: a drama in verse" featurette; full end credits. 127 min. DVD X5237

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Beautiful Boy (2010)
Director, Shawn Ku. Cast: Michael Sheen, Maria Bello, Austin Nichols, Alan Tudyk, Moon Bloodgood, Kyle Gallner, Meat Loaf Aday. Bill and Kate hopelessly try to find some hint of an explanation after finding out that their only son committed a mass shooting at his university before taking his own life. They struggle numbly through the funeral, the media onslaught, and the awkward pity from relatives and friends. Their already strained marriage is tested as they realize all they have left with each other is their shared grief and confusion, and the unfortunate legacy of their son. 101 min. DVD X6599
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The Kids Are All Right (2010)
Director, Lisa Cholodenko. Cast: Annette Bening, Josh Hutcherson, Julianne Moore, Mark Ruffalo, Mia Wasikowska. Nic and Jules are in a long term, committed, loving but by no means perfect relationship. Nic, a physician, needs to wield what she believes is control, whereas Jules, under that control, is less self-assured. They have two teen-aged children, Joni, who is Nic's biological child, and Laser, who is Jules' biological child. A big-hearted, sexy and uproariously funny movie that combines comedic surprise with poignant emotional truth. 107 min. DVD X5007
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Awards
Golden Globes, USA - Best Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy; Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy (Annette Bening)

Bryant, Wayne M. "Kids Are All Right." Journal of Bisexuality. Oct-Dec2010, Vol. 10 Issue 4, p486-488. 3p UC users only
Cestaro, Gary. "The Grown-ups Are a Little Off." Gay & Lesbian Review Worldwide, March/April 2011, Vol. 18 Issue 2, p48-49, 2p UC users only
Ivanchikova, Alla. "Kids Are All Right." Journal of GLBT Family Studies, Oct-Dec2011, Vol. 7 Issue 5, p497-501, 5p UC users only
Karpel, Ari. "This Is to Mother You." Advocate, Aug2010, Issue 1040, p39-41, 3p UC users only
Lucia, Cynthia; Porton, Richard. "Gay Family Values: An Interview with Lisa Cholodenko." Cineaste, Fall2010, Vol. 35 Issue 4, p14-18, 5p UC users only
Mayer, Sophie. "Family planning." Sight & Sound, Nov2010, Vol. 20 Issue 11, p48-63, 3p UC users only
Reed, Margaret M.; Green, Mary S. "The Kids are All Right." Journal of Feminist Family Therapy Volume 24, Issue 2, 2012 UC users only
Spines, Christine. "Down to earth." Film Comment; Jul/Aug2010, Vol. 46 Issue 4, p40-43, 4p UC users only

Mooz-lum (2010)
Directed by Qasim "Q" Basir. Cast: Evan Ross, Danny Glover, Nia Long, Dorian Missick. Amid a strict Muslim rearing and a social life he's never had, Muslim-American Tariq enters college confused. New peers, family, and mentors help him find his place, but the 9-11 attacks force him to face his past and make the biggest decisions of his life. 100 min. DVD X6079
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Winter's Bone (2010)
Directed by Debra Granik. Cast: Jennifer Lawrence, John Hawkes, Kevin Breznahan, Dale Dickey, Garret Dillahunt, Sheryl Lee, Lauren Sweetser, Tate Taylor. Seventeen-year-old Ree Dolly sets out to track down her father who put their house up for his bail bond and then disappeared. If she fails to find him, she and her family will be turned out into the Ozark woods. Challenging her outlaw kin's code of silence and risking her life, Ree hacks through the lies, evasions, and threats offered up by her relatives and begins to piece together the truth. Based on the novel by Daniel Woodrell. Special features: Audio commentary with director Debra Granik and director of photography Michael McDonough ; the making of... ; alternate opening ; deleted scenes ; Hardscrabble elegy / composed and performed by Dickon Hinchliffe ; music credits ; theatrical trailer. 100 min. DVD X4794
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Awards
National Board of Review, USA - Best Breakthrough Performer (Jennifer Lawrence)
Sundance Film Festival - Grand Jury Prize

Nemergut, Jessica. "Winter's Bone." Journal of Feminist Family Therapy, Jan-Mar2011, Vol. 23 Issue 1, p68-70, 3p UC users only
Nochimson, Martha P. "Winter's Bone." Cineaste, Winter2010, Vol. 36 Issue 1, p52-54, 3p UC users only
Tibbetts, John C. "Riddles Across the Sky: Daniel Woodreel Talks About Winter's Bone." Journal of Film and Video, 62:3 (Fall 2010) UC users only

Post-teens (Gen X and beyond)

Hanson, Peter. The cinema of Generation X : a critical study of films and directors / by Peter Hanson. Jefferson, NC : McFarland & Co., c2002. (Main (Gardner) Stacks; PFA PN1993.5.U6 H34 2002)
King, Lynnea Chapman "Generation X: Searching for an Identity?" Post Script; Winter/Spring2000, Vol. 19 Issue 2, p8-18, 11p UC users only
Lee, Christina. Screening Generation X [electronic resource] : the politics and popular memory of youth in contemporary cinema. Burlington, VT : Ashgate Pub. Company, 2010.
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Accepted(2006)
Director, Steve Pink. Cast: Justin Long, Jonah Hill, Adam Herschman, Blake Lively, Columbus Short, Maria Thayer, Lewis Black, Mark Derwin, Ann Cusack, Hannah Marks, Robin Lord Taylor. Bartleby Gaines is a fast-talking slacker who gets rejected by every college he applies to. He decides to invent a phony college to get his parents off his back. Unfortunately (or not), the website his best friend creates is too effective and hundreds of other rejects apply and are accepted. Instead of revealing the hoax, Gaines decides to forge ahead and let the students create their own curriculum, little suspecting that their school is obstructing the expansion plans of the nearby snobbish college. Special features: Adam's 'Accepted' chronicles; "Reject rejection:" the making of 'Accepted'; Self-guided campus tour; "Hangin' on the half pipe" music video; "Keepin' your head up" The Ringers music video; Feature commentary with director Steve Pink, Justin Long, Lewis Black, Jonah Hill and Adam Herschman; Deleted scenes; Gag reel. 93 min. DVD X4573
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Baby It's You (1983)
Directed by John Sayles. Cast: Rosanna Arquette, Vincent Spano, Joanna Merlin, Jack Davidson. In this comedy drama set in the 1960's Jill is a drama major headed for college while Sheik's a drop-out, headed for nowhere. They're as different as day and night, but they share a powerful bond: first love. Set against a '60's soundtrack of classic rock and roll tunes, this film crafts a vivid portrait of young love in a complex era. Based on a story by Amy Robinson. 105 min. vhs 999:3049
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Clerks (1978)
Directed by Kevin Smith. Cast: Brian O'Halloran, Jeff Anderson, Marilyn Ghigliotti, Jason Mewes, Lisa Spoonhauer. Portrays one wacky day in the life of a pair of overworked counter jockeys whose razor-sharp wit and on-the-job antics give a whole new meaning to customer service. Even while braving a nonstop parade of unpredictable shoppers, the clerks manage to play hockey on the roof, visit a funeral home, and straighten out their offbeat love lives! Special features include: Disc 1. Theatrical version, commentary, featurettes, auditions -- Disc 2. Clerks: The first cut, commentary -- Disc 3. Documentary "Snowball effect: the story of Clerks". 105 min. DVD X1148
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Ghost World (2001)
Directed by Terry Zwigoff. Cast: Thora Birch, Scarlett Johansson, Brad Renfro, Bob Balaban, Illeana Douglas, Steve Buscemi. Two recent high school graduates wreak havoc on all who cross their paths, until an oddball loner looking for Miss Right comes into their lives. These social misfits learn the hard way that life after high school gets even weirder than they thought it would be. Based on the comic book by Daniel Clowes. Special features: making-of Ghost World featurette; deleted and alternate scenes; rare "music video" from the Bollywood film Gumnaam (1965), showcasing Mohammed Rafi's "Jaan Pehechaan Ho". 111 min. DVD 1478
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Sperb, Jason. "Ghost without a Machine: Enid's Anxiety of Depth(lessness) in Terry Zwigoff's Ghost World." Quarterly Review of Film & Video, Jul-Sep2004, Vol. 21 Issue 3, p209-217, 9p UC users only

Clowes, Daniel. Ghost world / designed by Daniel Clowes and Adam Grano. Seattle, Wash. : Fantagaphics [sic] Books, c2008. (Main (Gardner) Stacks PN6727.C56 G62 2008; PN6727.C56 G6 2001 [another edition])
Clowes, Daniel. Ghost world : [screenplay] / by Daniel Clowes and Terry Zwigoff. United States: [s.n.], 2000. Pacific Film Archive PN1997.G46 C5 2000)

The Graduate (1978)
Directed by Mike Nichols. Cast: Anne Bancroft, Dustin Hoffman, Katharine Ross. A rich recent college graduate comes of age and finds himself being led into affairs with the wife and with the daughter of his father's friend. 105 min. DVD 32; vhs 999:145
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Awards & Honors

Academy Award - Best Director
British Academy of Film and Television Arts Awards - Best Film; Best Direction; Most Promising Newcomer to Leading Film Roles (Dustin Hoffman)
Directors Guild of America - Outstanding Directorial Achievement
Golden Globes - Best Motion Picture - Musical/Comedy; Best Director; Best Actress, Musical/Comedy (Anne Bancroft); Most Promising Newcomer, Female (Katharine Ross); Most Promising Newcomer, Male (Dustin Hoffman)
New York Film Critics Circle Awards - Best Director
National Film Registry Selection

"The Graduate." In: Best American screenplays. First series : complete screenplays / edited by Sam Thomas ; foreword by Frank Capra. New York : Crown Publishers, c1986. (Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1997.A1 B36 1986)
Johnson, Terry. The graduate : a play / by Terry Johnson ; based on the novel by Charles Webb and the screenplay by Calder Willingham and Buck Henry. London : Methuen, 2000. (Main (Gardner) Stacks PR6060.O38 G73 2000)

Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay (2008)
Directed by Jason Friedberg & Aaron Seltzer. Cast: John Cho, Kal Penn, Rob Corddry, Jack Conley, Rogert Bart, Neil Patrick Harris, Danneel Harris, Eric Winter, Paula Garcés, Jon Reep, Missi Pyle, Mark Munoz, James Adomian, Beverly D'Angelo. Harold and Kumar take an ill-fated flight to Amsterdam, but Kumar's suspicious-looking bong is mistaken for a bomb. Their arrest prompts a racist Homeland Security official to send the boys to indefinite lockup at Guantanamo Bay. Once there, they watch as beefy guards sexually subjugate 'enemy combatants.' The guys manage to get away and make it back to the U.S., hoping the well-connected fiancé of Kumar's old girlfriend, Vanessa, can get them out of their mess. During a dangerous odyssey to Texas, Harold and Kumar have encounters with the Ku Klux Klan, a one-eyed, inbred monster, and old friend Neil Patrick Harris, who drags the boys to a brothel stop that goes terribly wrong. Special features: Original theatrical version; "Dude, change the movie" version; audio commentary by directors Hayden Schlossberg and John Hurwitz, with 'President Bush;' audio commentary by Kal Penn, John Cho, directors Hayden Schlossberg and John Hurwitz, plus "the real Harold." 107 min. DVD X3360
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Beale, Lewis. Film Journal International, Jun2008, Vol. 111 Issue 6, p41-42, 2p UC users only
Hamid, Rahul. "Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay" Cineaste, Fall2008, Vol. 33 Issue 4, p57-58, 2p UC users only
Miller, Henry K. Sight & Sound, Aug2008, Vol. 18 Issue 8, p63-64, 2p UC users only
Seja, Nina. "No laughing matter? Comedy and the politics of the terrorist/victim." Continuum: Journal of Media & Cultural Studies, Apr2011, Vol. 25 Issue 2, p227-237, 11pUC users only

Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle (2004)
Directed by Danny Leiner. Cast: John Cho, Kal Penn, Neil Patrick Harris, Anthony Anderson, Fred Willard. Two twenty-somthing stoner roommates, one a Korean-American investment banker, Harold and the other, an Indian-American medical school candidate, Kumar, go through a life changing journey. They are on a quest to satisfy their cravings for burgers and spend the night roaming the state of New Jersey in search of White Castle hamburgers running into one screwy obstacle after another. 88 min. DVD 3373
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Kicking and Screeming (1995)
Directed by Noah Baumbach. Cast: Josh Hamilton, Olivia d'Abo, Chris Eigeman, Parker Posey, Jason Wiles, Cara Buono, Carlos Jacott, Elliott Gould, Eric Stoltz. After college graduation, Grover's girlfriend Jane tells him she's moving to Prague to study writing. Grover declines to accompany her. Paralyzed by postgraduation ennui, Grover, Otis, Max and Skippy remain on campus, denying the real-world futures awaiting them. Nobody wants to radically alter his life, yet none of them wants to end up like Chet, who tends bar and is in his tenth year. The four friends typify a generation of adults-to-be unable to reconcile their hermetic educational experience with workaday responsibility, and posing the eternal question, where do we go from here? Supplements: Noah Baumbach [featurette] (12 min.); Conversations with Noah Baumbach, Chris Eigeman, Josh Hamilton, Carlos Jacott [featurette] (26 min.); Conrad and Butler take a vacation [featurette] (30 min.); Deleted scenes (10 min.); "Kicking and Screaming" on IFC [featurette] (9 min.); Trailer (2 min.). 96 min. DVD X4087
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Mystic Pizza (1995)
Directed by Donald Petrie. Cast: Julia Roberts, Annabeth Gish, and Lili Taylor. Three young women, waitresses at a pizza parlor in Mystic, Connecticut, spend a special summer discovering romance. 105 min. DVD X4442
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Never Been Kissed (1999)
Directed by Raja Gosnell. Cast: Drew Barrymore, David Arquette, Michael Vartan, Leelee Sobieski, Jeremy Jordan, Molly Shannon, Garry Marshall, John C. Reilly. Josie, a twenty-five-year-old Chicago copy editor, gets her first assignment as a reporter, going undercover at her old high school to learn about today's teens. While working, she finds that memories of her own high-school years come back to haunt her. 108 min. DVD X6778
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Party Girl (1995)
Directed by Daisy von Scherler Mayer. Cast: Parker Posey, Anthony DeSando, Guillermo Diaz, Donna Mitchell, Liev Schreiber, Omar Townsend, Sasha von Scherler. Mary is a free-spirited young woman with a run-down New York apartment and a high fashion wardrobe. She calls her godmother, a librarian, for bail money after being arrested for throwing an illegal party. To repay the loan, she begins working as a library clerk. At first she hates it, but when challenged decides to master the Dewey Decimal System and become a great library clerk, while romancing a lebanese falafel vendor and helping her roommate in his goal to become a professional DJ. 98 min. DVD 2876
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Reality Bites (1989)
Directed by Ben Stiller. Cast: Winona Ryder, Ethan Hawke, Ben Stiller, Janeane Garofalo, Steve Zahn. The irreverent portrayal of the harsh realities of life after college captures the misadventures of Lelaina, an ambitious TV production assistant, and her relationships with her sarcastic roommate, Vickie, friends Sammy and Troy, and an ambitious video executive, Michael. Special features: deleted scenes with on-camera introduction from Ben Stiller ; feature commentary with Ben Stiller and writer Helen Childress ; a retrospective: the stars look back on the making of the movie, what it was like to work together and how much fun they had ; Lisa Loeb interview ; "Stay" music video ; theatrical trailer. 99 min. DVD X4572
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Crockford, Julian. ""It's All About Bucks, Kid. The Rest is Conversation." Framing the Economic Narrative from Wall Street to Reality Bites." Post Script, Winter/Spring2000, Vol. 19 Issue 2, p19-33, 15p UC users only
Klawans, Stuart. "Reality Bites." Nation, 3/21/1994, Vol. 258 Issue 11, p390, 3p UC users only
Oake, Jonathon I. "Reality Bites and Generation X as Spectator." Velvet Light Trap: A Critical Journal of Film & Television, Spring2004, Issue 53, p83-97, 15p UC users only
Savage, Jon. "Boomers and busters." Sight & Sound, Jul94, Vol. 4 Issue 7, p18-21, 4p UC users only

Singles(1996)
Director, Cameron Crowe. Cast: Bridget Fonda, Campbell Scott, Kyra Sedgwick, Sheila Kelley, Jim True, Bill Pullman, Matt Dillon. This tale of Seattle twentysomethings searching for -- and running from -- love centers around a romantically aloof rocker and his lovestruck neighbor who hopes to get him to change his tune. A film for anyone who's walked through that minefield called dating and on occasion been blown up. Features original music by: Pearl Jam, Alice in Chains, Paul Westerberg, Soundgarden, Screaming Trees, Chris Cornell, Smashing Pumpkins, Mudhoney, Mother Love Bone, The Lovemongers, Jimi Hendrix. 95 min. DVD 700
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Slacker(1991)
Director, Richard Linklater. Cast: Richard Linklater, Rudy Basquez, Jean Caffeine. Satire about a growing generation of young idlers or "slackers", filmed in Austin, Texas. It's a series of vignettes that catches the crazies and lazies in clubs, bars, stores and the streets of the college town. Special DVD features: Audio commentaries featuring Richard Linklater and members of the cast and crew; rare casting tapes featuring select "auditions" from the over one hundred member cast; deleted scenes and on-set footage; footage from the Slacker 10th Anniversary Reunion in Austin, Texas in 2001; original theatrical trailer; stills gallery featuring hundreds of rare behind-the-scenes production and publicity photos, and early script versions; booklet featuring reviews, essays, production notes, an introduction to Plow by director Monte Hellmann, an essay by John Pierson and a complete cast and crew listing; RSDL dual-layer edition.97 min. DVD X1147
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Swingers(1996)
Director, Doug Liman. Cast: Jon Favreau, Vince Vaughn, Ron Livingston, Patrick Von Horn, Alex Desert, Heather Graham. Hip and hilarious look at a fun group of friends who spend their days looking for work and their nights hanging out in Hollywood's coolest after-hours spots. Special features: Audio commentary with director Doug Liman and editor Stephen Mirrione; illustrated action commentary with Jon Favreau and Vince Vaughn; documentary, Making it in Hollywood; Art imitates life: writing the story; Life creates art: getting Swingers made; Life imitates art: Swingers culture; Art creates life: life after Swingers; deleted scenes; outtakes; Swingblade, short film. 96 min. DVD X1936
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Teens: International Films

36 fillette (France, 1988)
Directed by Catherine Breillat. Cast: Delphine Zentout, Etienne Chicot, Olivier Parni`ere, Jean-Pierre Leaud, Berta Dominquez D., Jean-Francois Stevenin. Lili, at fourteen, is literally busting out of her children's size dress. While on vacation with her family, she vows to lose her virginity and soon attracts the attention of a good looking, middle-aged playboy. With the skill of an adult and the naivete of a child, Lili seduces him. Her involvement with this older man and a chance encounter with a musician further her journey towards sexual awakening. 88 min. DVD 7171
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About a Boy (UK | USA | France, 2002)
Directed by Chris Weitz, Paul Weitz. Cast: Parminder Nagra, Keira Knightley, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Anupam Kher, Archie Panjabi, Shaznay Lewis, Frank Harper, Juliet Stevenson. Eighteen year-old Jesminder's parents want her to be a nice, conventional Indian girl. But she just wants to play soccer like her hero, David Beckham. For Jess, that means kicking a ball around the local park with the lads until she's spotted by Jules, who invites her to join the local women's team. 101 min. DVD X6804
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All About Lily Chou-Chou(Japan, 2001)
Directed by Shunji Iwai. Cast: Hayato Ichihara, Shugo Oshinari, Ayumi Ito, Takao Osawa, Miwako Ichikawa, Izumi Inamori, Yu Aoi. Yuichi is in the 8th grade and worships Lily Chou-Chou, a chanteuse whose music is lush and transcendent, the perfect tool to escape the pain and anxiety that fills his brutal life. At home, Yuichi rarely leaves his room, spending all his time in the chat room of Lily Chou-Chou's fan website. Little by litte, the reality of Yuichi's offline life becomes unbearable when he is ensnared in a nighmare of teenage prostitution, petty theft, and murder. 146 min. DVD 3846
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All Night Long (Ooru naito rongu) (Japan, 1994)
Cast: Eisuke Tsunoda, Yoji Ietomi, Ryosuke Suzuki, Hiromasa Taguchi. The first of three sequential psychological horror films from Japanese director Katsuya Matsumura. A dark and twisted film following three Japanese school mates. One day one of their girl friends is brutally tortured and raped by a gang. The three friends can't take it any more and embracing the shocking underworld of savagery, the three teenagers make a pact to find the perpetrators and exact revenge.
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Alamar (To the Sea)(Mexico, 2009)
Director, Pedro González-Rubio. Cast: Jorge Machado, Natan Machado Palombini, Nestór Marín, Roberta Palombini. Jorge has only a few weeks before his five-year-old son Natan leaves to live with his mother in Rome. Intent on teaching Natan about their Mayan heritage, Jorge takes him to the pristine Chinchorro reef, and eases him into the rhythms of a fisherman's life. As the bond between father and son grows stronger, Natan learns to live in harmony with life above and below the surface of the sea. 73 min. DVD X7318
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Anita & Me (UK, 2002)
Directed by Metin Hüseyin. Cast: Max Beesley, Sanjeev Bhaskar, Anna Brewster, Kathy Burke, Ayesha Dharker, Omid Djalili, Alex Freeborn, Lynn Redgrave, Zohra Segal, Meera Syal, Christine Tremarco, Chandeep Uppal, Mark Williams. Explore the world of 12-year-old Meena, who has moved to England with her Indian family. She is embarassed by her eccentric relatives and friends, and latches onto the town bad girl, rebellious Anita Rutter. Based on the novel by Meera Syal. 92 min. DVD 6659
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Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress: A Tailor Made Romance (Xiao cai feng) (France / China, 2002)
Directed by Sijie Dai. Cast: Xun Zhou, Kun Chen, Ye Liu, Shuangbao Wang, Zhijun Cong. At the height of Mao's Cultural Revolution, two teenage boys are among thousands exiled to the countryside for "re-education." The narrator and his best friend find themselves in a remote village where their only distractions are a violin and the beautiful daughter of the local tailor. But it is when they discover a hidden stash of Western classics in Chinese translation that their re-education takes its most surprising turn. 111 min. DVD 8098
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Barrio (Spain, 1998)
Directed by Fernando León de Aranoa. Cast: Crispulo Cabezas, Timy, Eloi Yebra, Marieta Orozco, Alicia Sanchez, Enrique Villen, Francisco Algora, Chete Lera. Three adolescent boys struggle with growing up in modern urban Madrid. Caught in the concrete jungle, 15-year-old friends Rai, Manu, and Javi pass the summer dreaming of girls and sandy beaches. Javi is surprised by his friends' sexual interest in his sister Susi. Not having a vehicle, Manu struggles to keep his pizza delivery job. Rai decides to enter a contest for an exotic vacation, but wins a jet ski instead. This is immediately stolen before he manages to profit by selling it. Manu and his father lie about Manu's absent junkie brother, while Javi's mother gets a court restraint to deal with Javi's violent father. 94 min. DVD X71
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Bay of Blood (Reazione a catena) (Italy, 1971)
Directed by Mario Bava. Cast: Claudine Auger, Luigi Pistilli, Claudio Volonte, Anna M. Rosati, Chris Avram, Leopoldo Trieste, Laura Betti, Brigitte Skay, Isa Miranda. When a group of teenagers stumble upon an apparently deserted resort they find much more than they bargained for. Hailed by many as the film that inspired high-body-count slasher pics such as "Friday the 13th," Mario Bava's gory, early 1970s mystery has nice atmosphere and plenty of gore. In fact, this is probably the most explicit film Bava ever made. From a story by Dardano Sacchetti and Franco Barberi. 84 min. DVD X1439
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Beautiful Thing (UK, 1996)
Directed by Hettie Macdonald. Cast: Linda Henry, Glen Berry, Scott Neal, Tameka Empson, Ben Daniels. Set in London's lower class suburbs, this is the story of a teenager who has discovered that he's gay and his love for another teenager who lives next door. Based on the play by Jonathan Harvey. 90 min. DVD X6156
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La Belle personne (1990)
Directed by Christophe Honoré. Cast: Léa Seydoux, Louis Garrel, Grégoire Leprince-Ringuet. Having just lost her mother, 16-year-old Junie changes schools in Paris in the middle of the school year. A classmate seduces her, but her true passion is for Nemours, her Italian teacher. An adaptation of Madame de Lafayette's novel La princesse de Clèves, originally published in 1678. Originally Special features: Hôtel Kuntz, short film by Christophe Honoré (2008, 15 min.) 98 min. DVD X5378
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Blue Gate Crossing (Lan se da men) (Taiwan | France, 2002)
Directed by Chih-yen Yee. Cast: Chen Bolin, Gui Lunmei, Liang Shuhui. This gentle comedy follows three high school kids discovering their sexuality. The romantic triangle unfolds as a young lesbian asks the high school swim team jock to help her approach the girl she loves. Unfortunately, the jock falls head over heels in love with the lesbian, thus setting a stage for this comedy of errors. 161 min. DVD X2658
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Blue Spring (Aoi haru) (Japan, 2001)
Director: Toshiaki Toyoda. Cast: Ryuhei Matsuda, Hirofumi Arai, Sousuke Takaoka, Yusuke Oshiba. In this bleak portrait of life at perhaps the worst high school in Japan, brutal Kujo is crowned the king of the school and his gang -- including his thuggish childhood pal Aoki -- rule the place with an iron fist. Based on a comic by Tayou Matsumoto. Special features: Commentary by Tom Mes; interview with director Toshiaki Toyoda; artwork; biographies & filmographies; scene selection. 83 min. DVD X4555
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Bobby (India, 1973)
Directed by Raj Kapoor. A very successful musical teenage love story based loosely on Romeo and Juliet in which the son of a wealthy businessman and a rough but prosperous fisherman's daughter have a romance despite their respective fathers feuding over class status. The villain, Chopra, kidnaps the heroine so that the hero may rescue her and unite the two families through his heroism. 161 min. vhs 999:1583
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El Bola (Pellet; Bullet) (Spain, 2000)
Directed by Achero Mañas. Cast: Juan José Balleta, Publo Galan, Alberto Jimenez, Manuel Moron, Ana Wagener. A 12-year-old boy raised in a violent and unforgiving environment, meets a new classmate and learns a new definition of friendship and the discovery of a family where communication and love prevail over domination and violence. 88 min. DVD 2320
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Bones (Ossos; Des Os) (Portugal, 1997)
Directed by by Pedro Costa. Cast: Inès de Medeiros, Vanda Duarte, Maria Lipkina, Isabel Ruth, Nuno Vaz. Realizing that teenage mom Tina is about to gas herself and her newborn child, Tina's boyfriend grabs the infant and takes to the streets of Lisbon. In this extremely downbeat film, he attempts to sell the child and failing that, eventually gives the child to a streetwalker. Meanwhile Tina and her friend try to get the baby back. When they fail, they decide to get revenge upon the boyfriend. Special features DVD X2878: Audio commentary featuring Costa in conversation with filmmaker Jean-Pierre Gorin ; Video interviews with critic Joao Benard da Costa and cinematographer Emmanuel Machuel ; new video essay by artist Jeff Wall ; gallery of photos ; theatrical trailer. 94 min. DVD X2878; DVD 5292 (PAL format)
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Bonjour Monsieur Shlomi (ha-Kokhavim shel Shelomi)(Israel, 2003)
Directed by Shemi Zarhin. Cast: Oshri Cohen, Arieh Elias, Esti Zakhem, Aya Koren. Sixteen-year-old Shlomi lives with his restless mother, his soldier brother, and their ill grandfather. Although not doing well in school, Shlomi is a gifted cook and takes care of most household chores. One day, the school's principal finds out Shlomi is actually a genius and tries to get him into a more suitable curriculum. However, Shlomi is more interested in taking care of his family and his new love interest, the beautiful girl next door. 94 min. DVD X1989
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The Browning Version(UK, 1951)
Directed by Anthony Asquith. Cast: Michael Redgrave, Jean Kent, Nigel Patrick, Ronald Howard, Brian Smith, Wilfred Hyde White. Andrew Crocker-Harris, an embittered, middle-aged schoolmaster ... begins to feel that his life has been a failure. Diminished by poor health, a crumbling marriage, and the derision of his pupils, the once brilliant scholar is compelled to reexamine his life when a young student offers an unexpected gesture of kindness. ... a classic of British realism. Based on the play by Terence Rattigan. 89 min. DVD X2334
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Buenos Aires 100 Kilómetros (Argentina, 2004)
Directed by Pablo José Meza. Cast: Ignacio Perez Roca, Emiliano Fernandez, Alan Ardel, Hernan Wainstein, Juan Pablo Bazzini. In a town 100 kilometers from Buenos Aires, five friends approaching thirteen years begin to understand that life is not simply about riding bikes, winning football matchs, or enjoying the summer as is their custom. The boys all yearn to grow older faster, dreaming about better places. However realising that this may be their last summer together, the consequences of adolescence and growing older come flooding in. 95 min. DVD 6892
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Bullet Boy (UK, 2004)
Directed by Saul Dibb. Cast: Ashley Walters, Luke Fraser, Claire Perkins, Leon Black. In one of East London's most volatile neighborhoods, pride, rivalry and revenge are the only codes on the street. ... Fresh out of jail, 18-year-old Ricky and his 12-year-old brother, Curtis, struggle to walk the straight and narrow when a minor street clash escalates into an all-out neighborhood war. For Ricky and Curtis, friendships, family and loyalty will be tested to the extreme in a world where guns are a fact of everyday life and boys try to be men before they are even teenagers. 89 min. DVD X6421
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Burn the Bridge (Quemar las naves)(Mexico, 2007)
Directed by Francisco Franco Alba. Cast: Irene Azuela, Ángel Onésimo Nevárez, Claudette Maille, Bernardo Benítez, Ramón Valdéz, Juan Carlos Barreto, Aida López, Jessica Segura, Diana Bracho, Alberto Estrella, Ricardo Blume. Sebastián and Helena are two teenagers who live with their dying mother. After the death of their mother and the arrival of Juan, a lower class teenager, the brother and sister clash about life, love and family. Presented at the International Latino Film Festival held in the San Francisco Bay Area. 105 min. DVD X3694
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Butterfly (Butterfly Tongues)(Lengua de las mariposas) (Spain, 1999)
Directed by José Luis Cuerda. Cast: Fernando Fernan-Gomez, Manuel Lozano, Uxia Blanco, Gonzalo Uriarte. A shy young boy is brought out of his cocoon by a wise teacher who shows him the wonder of the natural world around him, amidst the growing tensions and chaos of the Spanish Civil War in Galicia. 94 min. DVD 1418 Credits and other information from the Internet Movie Database

Cal (UK, 1993)
Directed by Pat O'Connor. Cast: Helen Mirren, John Lynch, Donal McCann, John Kavanagh, Ray McAnally. Cal is 19, frightened and lonely with no stomach for the violence that surrounds him in this harrowing, sensitive love story set within the hatred of strife-torn Northern Ireland. 104 min. vhs 999:2046
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Cautiva (Captive) (Argentina, 2004)
Directed by Gastón Biraben. Cast: Bárbara Lombardo, Mercedes Funes, Susana Campos, Hugo Arana, Osvaldo Santoro, Silvia Baylé, Roxana Berco, Lidia Catalano. Cristina Quadri's life is thrown into turmoil when she is suddenly escorted from her strict Catholic school and told that she is really Sofía Lombardi, the daughter of activists who disappeared in the '70s. Questioning everything she once thought true, Cristina embarks on a journey to find her true identity. Meeting others like herself, the young girl soon discovers the real-life horrors of Argentina's relatively recent past and the nightmare that claimed tens of thousands of lives during the country's 'Dirty War'. 109 min. DVD X7169
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Chronicle of a Lone Boy (Crónica de un Niño Solo)(Argentina, 1965)
Directed by Leonardo Favio. Cast: Leonardo Favio, Tino Pascali, Beto Gianola, Diego Puente, Oscar Espindola. Banned by the Argentinian government for nearly thirty years, this film is a searing indictment of a fascist regime running roughshod over its most vulnerable citizens--its children. Focusing on the bleak life of Polin, a boy abandoned by his family and sent to live in a state run orphanage, it is also a moving portrait of the human spirit imprisoned by the chains of well intentioned fools. 86 min. DVD 6876; vhs 999:1656
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Farina, Alberto. Leonardo Favio Buenos Aires: Centro Editor de America Latina, 1993. Directores del cine argentino; 5. (Main Stack PN1993.A7.F37 1993)
Oubina, David. De como el cine de Leonardo Favio conto el dolor y el amor de su gente, emociono al carinoso publico, trazo nuevos rumbos para entender la imagen y otras reflexiones Buenos Aires : Nuevo Extremo, c1993. (Main Stack PN1998.3.F38 O93 1993)
Oubiña, David. "Pop rebel: Argentina's flamboyant movie maverick finds the poetic within the populist." Film Comment Sept-Oct 2001 v37 i5 p38(3)

Circumstance (Iran, 2011)
Director, Maryam Keshavarz. Cast: Nikohl Boosheri, Sarah Kazemy, Reza Sixo Safai. A provocative coming-of-age story that cracks open the hidden, underground world of Iranian youth culture filled with sex, drugs and defiance. This suspenseful tale of love and defiance unfolds as a wealthy family struggles to contain their teenage daughter's growing sexual rebellion and her brother's dangerous obsession. 106 min. DVD X6869
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The Class (Entre les murs) (France, 2008)
Directed by Laurent Cantet. Cast: François Bégaudeau, Nassim Amrabt, Laura Baquela, Juliette Demaille, Cherif Bounaïdja Rachedi. François and his fellow teachers prepare for a new year at a high school in a tough neighborhood. Armed with the best intentions, they brace themselves to not let discouragement stop them from trying to give the best education to their students. Cultures and attitudes often clash in the classroom, a microcosm of contemporary France. As amusing and inspiring as the teenaged students can be, their difficult behavior can still jeopardize any teacher's enthusiasm for the low-paying job. François insists on an atmosphere of respect and diligence. Neither stuffy nor severe, his extravagant frankness often takes the students by surprise. But his classroom ethics are put to the test when his students begin to challenge his methods. Inspired by the novel Entre les murs by François Bégaudeau. 130 min. DVD X1877
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Close to Home (Karov la bayit) (Israel, 2005)
Directed by Vardit Bilu, Dalia Hagar. Cast: Neama Shendar, Smadar Sayar, Sharon Raginiano. Summary Two eighteen-year-old girls form an unlikely, tense friendship as they patrol the streets of Jerusalem in the Israeli Army. 99 min. DVD X1962
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Closely Watched Trains (Ostre Sledované Vlaky) (Czechoslovakia, 1966)
Directed by Jiri Menzel. Comedy-drama about a young tainmaster employed in a tiny station during World War II. He becomes involved in a plot to blow up a German ammunition train, but when the plan backfires, he is forced to commit the ultimate act of courage. Based on the novel by Bohumil Hrabal. DVD 1180; vhs 999:1073
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Cool! (Nethlands, 2004)
Directed by Theo van Gogh. Cast: Fouad Mourigh, Farhane El Hamchaoui, Jones Kruijne, Remco Alberts, Julien de Roover. Set to gangsta rap, this film tells the tale of three teenage criminals - (Abdel, Jacky, and Jeffrey) - who end up doing time in a juvenile detention center after messing up a bank robbery. Abdel, who has been changed for the better by his time in the correctional system, learns that their former gang-leader Prof is setting up another big heist. Abdel decides that Prof needs to be taken down and sets about sabotaging Prof's plan. 89 min. DVD 8247
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Daisies (Sedmikrasky) (Czechoslovakia, 1966)
Directed by Vera Chytilov?. In this Czech new wave film two madcap teenage girls decide that since the world is spoiled they will be spoiled as well. Accordingly they embark on a series of destructive pranks in which they consume and destroy the world about them. 75 min. DVD 1825
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Delbaran (Iran / Japan, 2001)
Director, Abolfazl Jalili. Cast: Kaim Alizadeh, Rahmatollah Ebrahimi, Hossein Hashemian, Ahmad Mahdavi. Young Kaim drifts to the Delbaran crossing on the Afghan-Iran border, finding work at a coffee shop frequented by truck drivers. As we watch Kaim run from one task to another day after day, we soon realize that he is being cheated out of his childhood. Based on a story by Reza Saberi. 96 min. DVD X1399
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Dôlè (Gabon, 2001)
Directed by Imunga Ivanga. The action takes place in Libreville, the capital of Gabon. This is where Mougler and his friends Baby Lee, Joker, Akson and Bezingo, four fifteen-year-old boys, live. These boys have to fend for themselves, except for Mougler who lives with Maradou, his mother. The gang is tired of thieving and is full of dreams of more ambitious jobs. The opportunity is given to them with the extremely popular betting kiosks in Dole. The temptation is great, and so are the risks. In French with English subtitles. 80 min. vhs 999:3239

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Downhill(UK, 1927)
Director, Alfred Hitchcock. Cast: Ivor Novello, Ben Webster, Norman McKinnel, Robin Irvine, Jerrold Robertshaw, Sybil Rhoda. After a youth is expelled from school when he takes the blame for a friend's theft, his life falls apart in a series of misadventures. 82 min. DVD X1045
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Dry Season (Daratt; Saison sèche) (Chad / France / Belgium / Austria, 2006)
Directed by Mahamat-Saleh Haroun. Cast: Ali Bacha Barkai, Youssouf Djaoro, Aziza Hisseine, Djibril Ibrahim, Fatime Hadje, Khayar Dumar Defallan. The government of Chad granted amnesty to war criminals in 2006, following forty years of civil strife. Atim, age 16, is given a revolver by his grandfather so that he may find and kill the man who killed his father. Atim quickly locates Nassara, now married and living as a baker in a nearby village. Pretending to be looking for work, Atim is hired as an apprentice baker. Despite his disgust, Atim gradually recognizes the father figure he has always needed. Nassara sees the teenager as a potential son and one day proposes adoption. 95 min. DVD X422
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An Education (UK, 2009)
Directed by Lone Scherfig. Cast: Peter Sarsgaard, Alfred Molina, Rosamund Pike, Dominic Cooper, Olivia Williams, Cara Seymour, Sally Hawkins, Ellie Kendrick, Amanda Fairbank-Hynes, Matthew Beard, Emma Thompson, Carey Mulligan. In the early 1960's, 16-year-old Jenny Mellor lives with her parents in a London suburb. She is smart, pretty, and working toward her goal of being accepted into Oxford. Her life will take a big turn when she meets David, a man twice her age. Now she must decide if she will pursue an education at Oxford, or if she will choose to learn all that a charismatic older man can teach her. Based on a memoir by Lynn Barber. 100 min. DVD X3175
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Hornby, Nick. An education : the screenplay New York, N.Y. : Riverhead Books, 2009. (Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1997.2 .E38 2009)

Les enfants terrible(France, 1950)
Directed by Jean-Pierre Melville. Cast: Nicole Stephane, Edouard Dermithe, Renee Cosima, Jacques Bernard, Roger Gaillard, Maurice Revel, Adeline Aucoc. Voice: Jean Cocteau. Elisabeth is very protective of her teenage brother Paul, who has been injured in a snowball fight at school and has to rest in bed most of the time. The siblings are inseparable, living in the same room, fighting, playing secret games, and rarely leaving the house. Paul's friend, Gerard, often drops by to stay with them. One day Elisabeth brings home Agathe to live with them. She bears a strong resemblance to Dargelos, a schoolboy whom Paul had a crush on and the same boy who injured him. When Paul and Agathe become attracted to each other, Elizabeth becomes very jealous. Special features: Audio commentary by writer, film critic, and journalist Gilbert Adair; interviews with producer Carole Weisweiller, actors Nicole Stephane and Jacques Bernard, and assistant director Claude Pinoteau; "Around Jean Cocteau" (2003), a short video by filmmaker Noel Simsolo discussing Cocteau and Melville's creative relationship; theatrical trailer; gallery of behind-the-scenes stills; a booklet featuring a new essay by critic Gary Indiana, a tribute by Stephane, an excerpt from Rui Nogueira's "Melville on Melville" and drawings by Cocteau. Based on the 1929 novel "Les enfants terribles" by Jean Cocteau. 106 min. DVD 8315
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Entre les murs (The Class) (France, 2008)
Directed by Laurent Cantet. Cast: François Bégaudeau, Nassim Amrabt, Laura Baquela, Juliette Demaille, Cherif Bounaïdja Rachedi. François and his fellow teachers prepare for a new year at a high school in a tough neighborhood. Armed with the best intentions, they brace themselves to not let discouragement stop them from trying to give the best education to their students. Cultures and attitudes often clash in the classroom, a microcosm of contemporary France. As amusing and inspiring as the teenaged students can be, their difficult behavior can still jeopardize any teacher's enthusiasm for the low-paying job. François insists on an atmosphere of respect and diligence. Neither stuffy nor severe, his extravagant frankness often takes the students by surprise. But his classroom ethics are put to the test when his students begin to challenge his methods. 130 min. DVD X1877
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Cannes Film Festival - Palme d'Or

Espresso Bongo (UK, 1959)
Director: Val Guest. Cast: Laurence Harvey, Cliff Richard, Sylvia Syms, Yolande Donlan. A sly, sleazy and unscrupulous music agent, Johnny Jackson, trolls the neon-streaked sidewalks of London's SoHo district in search of fresh meat to exploit. He finds it in a teen-packed coffee bar where a pompadoured rebel is dazzling his peers with his pouty, Presleyish voice and a talent for pounding the skins. Johnny renames the kid "Bongo" Herbert and with the help of his stripper girlfriend guides the potential teen idol to fame. 118 min. DVD X2436
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Europa, Europa: A True Story (Hitlerjunge Salomon) (Germany / France / Poland, 1990)
Directed by Agnieszka Holland. Cast: Marco Hofschneider, Julie Delpy, Hanns Zischler. A dramatization of the true story of a Jewish teenager who survived World War II by living as a Nazi for 7 years. Through quick wittedness, the oddest twists of fate, and sheer luck, the young Jewish boy escapes from a Polish ghetto, lives in a Communist orphanage, hides out in an elite school for Hitler's youth and fights as a Nazi soldier without the Germans ever knowing the truth. 115 min. DVD 8362; vhs 999:1424
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Solomon Perel, Nov. 9, 1993, University of California, Berkeley. 110 min. Video/C 5199

Family Game (Kasoku gêmu) (Japan, 1983)
Director: Yoshimitsu Morita. Cast: Matsuda Yusaku, Itami Juzo, Saori Yuki. A film that pokes fun at contemporary Japanese ideals, portraying a middle-class family as it battles against the Japanese educational system. Shigeyuki Numata has been the underachieving, troubled teen slacker in his somewhat dysfunctional family, but he's about to get severely schooled when Yoshimoto, a hard-nosed tutor with his own unique brand of hands-on teaching, crashes into his life. 107 min. DVD 8409; vhs 999:262
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Knee, Adam. "The Family Game Is Up: Morita Revises Ozu." Post-Script 1991 Fall, 11:1, 40-47.
McDonald,-Keiko-I."Family, Education, and Postmodern Society: Yoshimitsu Morita's The Family Game." East-West Film Journal, 1989 Dec., 4:1, 53-68.

The Fat Girl (À Ma soeur) (France / Italy, 2001)
Directed by Catherine Breillat. Cast: Anais Reboux, Roxane Mesquida, Libero de Rienzo, Arsinee Khanjian, Romain Goupil, Laura Betti. A daring and provocative exploration of the complexities of sexual awakening involving 12-year-old Anais. With her family on holiday by the sea, she yearns for the experience of first love. However, she experiences it by proxy when her beautiful older sister, Elena gets involved with an older boy. Soon Elena's naive hopes of romance will be shattered setting a chain of events in motion that will shatter her family forever. Non-US format DVD. 83 min. DVD 2646
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Fighting Elegy (aka Born Fighter) (Kenka erejii) (Japan, 1996)
Directed by Seijun Suzuki. Cast: Hidei Takahashi, Yusuke Kawazu, Takeshi Kato, Isao Tamagawa, Kayo Matsuo. High schooler Nanbu Kiroku yearns for the prim, Catholic Michiko, but her only desire is to reform Kiroku's sinful tendencies. Hormones raging, Kiroku channels his unsatisfied lust into the only outlet available: savage, crazed violence. Based on the novel by Takashi Suzuki. Special features: Original theatrical trailer; new and improved English subtitle translation ; a new essay by film critic Tony Rayns. 86 min. DVD X4065
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Fish Tank (UK | Netherlands, 2009)
Directed by Andrea Arnold. Cast: Katie Jarvis, Michael Fassbender, Kierston Wareing, Rebecca Griffiths, Carrie-Ann Savill, Toyin Ogidi, Grant Wild, Sarah Bayes. Fifteen-year-old Mia Williams is at war with the world. She's been kicked out of school and spends her days drinking and dancing to hip-hop tunes in an abandoned apartment. Music feels like Mia's only escape from feuding with her sister and scornful mother. 123 min. DVD X4885
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Awards

British Academy of Film and Television Arts Awards - Outstanding British Film
Cannes Film Festival - Jury Prize
London Critics Circle Film Awards - British Film of the Year; British Director of the Year; Young British Performer of the Year (Katie Jarvis); British Supporting Actor of the Year (Michael Fassbender)

From the Edge of the City (Apo tin akri tis polis) (Greece, 1998)
Directed by Constantinos Giannaris. Buff and eighteen, Sasha lives with his mother and father in a Kazakhstan immigrant settlement on the outskirts of Athens. At night, he and his teenaged friends rollerblade through the city, where they hang out in brothels and work as male prostitutes. Every day they endure an obstacle course of johns, drug dealers, pimps and gangsters, as they try desperately to survive in a country that is not their own. 94 min. DVD 1319
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Games of Love & Chance (L'Esquive) (France, 2003)
Directed by Abdellatif Kechiche. Cast: Osman Elkharraz, Sara Forestier, Sabrina Ouazani, Nanou Benhamou, Haffet Ben-Ahmed, Aurelie Ganito, Carole Franck, Hajar Hamlili, Rachid Hami, Meriem Serbah, Hanane Mazouz, Sylvain Phan. A sensitive portrait of a group of teenagers living in the projects outside Paris and surviving in a world marginalized by society. Set during preparations for a school production, it captures the affections, quarrels, and jealousies as well as the budding romance between childhood friends Krimo, who is very shy, and Lydia, the fiery blonde star of the school production. 117 min. DVD 5446
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Germany, Year Zero (Germania, anno zero; Deutschland im jahre null) (Italy, 1947)
Directed by Roberto Rossellini. Cast: Edmund Moeschke, Franz-Otto Kruger, Werner Pittschau, Erich Guhne. This film tells the story of a 12 year old boy who works with increasing desperation to support his family in war-torn Germany. He kills his sickly father, and then, unable to live with such a deed, kills himself. Filmed shortly after WWII in Berlin, a place filled with starving people, rampant crime, and a generation confused by the role their fathers played in one of history's greatest tragedies. Rossellini took people off the streets of Berlin to play the characters in this, his last Neo-Realist film, which poignantly captured the impoverished state of Berlin at that time. Based on a story by Roberto Rossellini. In German with English subtitles. 75 min. DVD 1798; vhs 999:2790
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Ghosts (Gespenster)(Germany | France, 2005)
Director, Christian Petzold. Cast: Julia Hummer, Sabine Timoteo, Marianne Basler, Aurélien Recoing. Benno Fürmann. Nina is a vulnerable 17-year-old, alone in a world of social workers who run her life. She finds an ally in reckless Toni, a tough young woman who grabs what she wants to survive. Together they experience a fleeting moment of intimacy, an instant of happiness. Meanwhile, Francoise has returned to Berlin where her baby daughter was kidnapped many years previously. In the street she spots Nina and becomes convinced that she has found her long-lost child. 85 min. DVD X6823; DVD X6839 (PAL)
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The Go-between (UK, 1971)
Director, Joseph Losey. Cast: Julie Christie, Alan Bates, Dominic Guard, Margaret Leighton, Michael Redgrave. A boy on the verge of manhood is used as a pawn in the illicit affair between a beautiful aristocrat and the working class farmer she loves. Based on the novel The go-between by L.P. Hartley 113 min. DVD 1890
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Goodbye, Mr. Chips (UK, 1939)
Directed by Sam Wood. Cast: Robert Donat, Greer Garson, Terry Kilburn, John Mills, Paul Von Henreid. For years, Charles Chipping has been known throughout Brookfield School as an austere, humorless man -- a Latin teacher who can't reach his students. But when Chipping falls for the beautiful Katherine, his life immediately changes for the better. Based on the novel by James Hilton. 115 min. DVD X4292
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Heavenly Creatures (UK / Germany / New Zealand, 1994)
Director, Peter Jackson. Cast: Melanie Lynskey, Kate Winslet, Sarah Peirse, Diana Kent, Clive Merrison, Simon O'Connor. Based on an actual crime, this is the true-life case of two teenage girls, Pauline Parker and Juliet Hulme, who were charged with clubbing to death Pauline's mother in Christchurch New Zealand in 1954. The film opens two years before the murder, and follows the friendship as the two become obsessed with each other, retreating into a fantasy life which leads to shocking consequences. 99 min. DVD 9177; vhs 999:1994
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Hey Babu Riba (Bal na vodi) (Yugoslavia, 1986)
Director, Jovan Acin. Cast: Gala Videnovic, Relja Basic. Comedy about four teenage males growing up in the 1950's in Belgrade who love American movies, jazz and a girl named Esther. The film cuts between the early fifties and the present as they are seen recalling their youth when they are reunited at Esther's funeral. 109 min. DVD X4291; vhs 999:1954
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The History Boys (UK, 2006)
Directed by Nicholas Hytner. Cast: Richard Griffiths, Frances de la Tour, Stephen Campbell Moore, Clive Merrison. Centers around eight boisterous-yet-talented schoolboys hoping to gain admittance to England's most prestigious universities. They are aided on their quest by two teachers, a shrewd young upstart and an inspiring old eccentric, whose opposing philosophies challenge the boys to confront the true meaning of education and the relative values of happiness and success. Special features: Commentary by director Nicholas Hytner and writer Alan Bennett; "History boys around the world: tour diaries" featurette; "Pass it on": 'The history boys' on screen" featurette; theatrical trailers. 112 min. DVD 7961
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The Holy Girl (La niña santa) (Argentina | Italy | Netherlands | Spain, 2004)
Directed by Lucrecia Martel. Cast: María Alche, Julieta Zylberberg, Mercedes Morán. Poignantly captures the lives of two teenager girls, Amalia, daughter to the owner of the hotel, and the girl's best friend Josefina, as they adjust to their growing sexuality and religious passion. 104 min. DVD X5834
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Hot Summer (Heißer Sommer) (East Germany, 1968)
Directed by Joachim Hasler. Cast: Chris Doerk, Frank Schöbel, Regine Albrecht, Hanns-Michael Schmidt.In this original DEFA musical two groups of high school students -- eleven girls and ten boys hitchhike to the Baltic Sea during their summer vacation. Since the girls reach the beach faster than the boys, the boys decide to get even. Stressful situations ensue strengthening ties of friendship and love. After a number of "pessimistic" DEFA films for teenagers produced in the mid-60s, this film was a breakthrough into unrestrained entertainment without comment on the developments in East German society, ranking it as a quirky and "alternative" cult film. 91 min. DVD X3347; vhs 999:2566
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I Was Nineteen (Ich war Neunzehn) (East Germany, 1968)
Directed by Konrad Wolf. In this autobiographical account of the last days of World War II, screenwriter and director Konrad Wolf presents the story of nineteen year-old Gregor Hecker who returns to Germany wearing the uniform of a Russian Lieutenant. He had to leave the country with his parents when he was eight years old and now feels a stranger on German soil. A poetic exploration of the postwar dilemmas of German identity and a powerful document of the search for a "usable" German past. 115 min. DVD X1858; vhs 999:2567
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Elsaesser, Thomas. Wedel, Michael. "Defining DEFA's Historical Imaginary: The Films of Konrad Wolf." New German Critique. 82:3-24. 2001 Winter UC users only

If... (UK, 1969)
Director, Lindsay Anderson. Cast: Malcolm McDowell, David Wood, Richard Warwick, Robert Swann, Chris tine Noonan. This film takes a look at a British boarding school and three unruly seniors who fail to conform. If ... is an amazing blend of fact and fantasy. The students at College House are kept in line by tradition, strict discipline, and prefects. The film also documents the repressive conditions and the painfulness of rebelling as it builds to its surreal and violent ending when the students have their day. Special features (Disc 1): Audio commentary featuring film critic and historian David Robinson and actor Malcolm McDowell ; (Disc 2): A 2003 episode from the Scottish TV series "Cast and crew," featuring McDowell, Ondricek, Rakoff, director's assistant Stephen Frears, producer Michael Medwin, and screenwriter David Sherwin; new video interview with actor Graham Crowden; "Thursday's children" (1954), an Academy Award-winning documentary about a school for deaf children, directed by Anderson and Guy Brenton and narrated by Richard Burton ; plus, a booklet featuring pieces by critic David Ehrenstein, screenwriter David Sherwin, and director Lindsay Anderson. 111 min. DVD 8077
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Farber, Stephen. "Before the Revolution." The Hudson Review, Vol. 22, No. 3 (Autumn, 1969), pp. 469-476 UC users only
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Sherwin, David. If --- : a film, by Lindsay Anderson and David Sherwin. [Screenplay by David Sherwin] London, Lorrimer Publishing Ltd, 1969. (Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1997 .S4721 1969b)

In a Better World (Hævnen)(Denmark, 2010)
Directed by Susanne Bier. Cast: Mikael Persbrandt, Trine Dyrholm, Ulrich Thomsen, William Jøhnk, Juel Nielsen, Markus Rygaard. The film follows two Danish families and the unusual and dangerous friendship that develops between them. Bullied at school, Elias is defended by Christian, a boy greatly troubled over his mother's death. So when the two become involved in an act of revenge with potentially tragic consequences, it's their parents who are left to help them come to terms with the complexity of human emotions, pain and empathy. 118 min. DVD X6604
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In Between Days (USA / Canada / South Korea, 2006)
Director, So Yong Kim. Cast: Jiseon Kim, Taegu Andy Kang, Bokja Kim, Gina You, Mike Park, Virginia Wu. A teenager recently transplanted from South Korea to a snowbound Canadian city struggles to find her way in a strange land of new faces. In Between Days intimately portrays the joys and risks of first love and burgeoning adulthood with bracing and undeniable honesty. DVD. 81 min. DVD 9616
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Jana und Jan (Germany, 1992)
Directed by Helmut Dziuba. Cast: Kristin Scheffer, René Guss, Julia Brendler. In Fall 1989 Jan is almost 16. Caught while trying to escape to the West, he is now in a reformatory, where he meets Jana, and what starts as a bet becomes true love. When Jana gets pregnant, the situation spirals out of control. In the summer of 1990, Jana and Jan flee from the reformatory into the unknown, insecure future of a new Germany. 84 min. DVD X2379
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Kes (UK, 1969)
Director, Ken Loach. Cast: David Bradley, Colin Welland, Lynne Perrie, Freddie Fletcher, Brian Glover, Bob Bowes. A portrait of a working-class Northern England family. Billy is a fifteen-year-old miner's son whose close bond with a wild kestrel provides him with a spiritual escape from his dead-end life. From the book A kestrel for a knave by Barry Hines. Special features: Disc 1: Alternate, internationally released soundtrack, with postsync dialogue ; original theatrical trailer. Disc 2: "Making Kes," a new documentary featuring Loach, Menges, producer Tony Garnett, and actor David Bradley ; The Southbank show: "Ken Loach," a 1993 profile ; "Cathy come home" (1966), an early television feature by Loach, with an afterword by film writer Graham Fuller. 111 min. DVD X5810
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The Keys to the House (Le Chiavi di Casa) (Italy, 2004)
Directed by Gianni Amelio. Cast: Kim Rossi Stuart, Charlotte Rampling, Andrea Rossi, Anita Bardeleben, Thorsten Schwarz, Bernd Weikert, Ingrid Appenrodth, Manuel Katzy, Dimitri Susin, Alla Faerovich. Gianni is reunited with Paolo, the 15-year-old physically handicapped son he has never seen, a son he abandoned at birth. The reunion is not Gianni's idea, but that of Paolo's doctor who hopes the connection will benefit the troubled boy. Gianni experiences a Pandora's box in Paolo, full of shocks and wonders, but eventually comes to appreciate the responsibilities and rewards of caring for a handicapped child. 107 min. DVD 5311
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The Kite (Le cerf-volant) (Lebanon | France, 2003)
Directed by Randa Chahal Sabag. Cast: Flavia Béchara, Ziad Rahbani, Randa Asmar, Julia Kassar, Liliane Nemry, Renée Dick, Nayef Najy, Maher Bsaibes, Tamim el Chahal, Alia Nemry. Sixteen-year-old Lamia, who lives in a southern Lebanese village on the border with Israel, flies her kite over the barbed-wire zone that divides her village in two. She is promised in marriage to a cousin on the other side whom she has never seen, as the villagers only communicate via megaphones and under strict military control. Lamia dares to cross the border in spite of the risks and is observed by a young Israeli soldier, who falls in love with her. 76 min. DVD X4607
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The Leather Boys (UK, 1963)
Directed by Sidney J. Furie. Cast: Rita Tushingham, Dudley Sutton, Gladys Henson, Colin Campbell. Dot and Reg, a pair of British high school sweethearts marry and quickly learn about the follies and hardships of adulthood. When the couple splits, Reg finds solace in the company of his irresponsible pal Pete, but comes to discover that even this carefree friendship is not without its complications. 109 min. DVD X4965; vhs 999:2582
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"The Leather Boys." America; 12/11/1965, Vol. 113 Issue 24, p761-761, 1/6p UC users only
Griffith, Robin. "Sad and Angry: Queers in 1960s British Cinema." British queer cinema / edited by Robin Griffiths. London ; New York : Routledge, 2006. (Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1995.9.H55 B75 2006)

Let Him Have It(France, UK, 1991)
Directed by Peter Medak. Cast: Chris Eccleston, Paul Reynolds, Tom Bell, Eileen Atkins, Clare Holman, Michael Elphick, Mark McGann, Tom Courtenay. In 1950s England, 16 year old mentally handicapped Derek Bentley falls in with a group of petty criminals led by Chris Craig, a teenager with a fondness for American gangster films. Based on true events, after Bentley's execution, the ensuing public outcry eventually led to the abolition of the death penalty. 110 min. DVD 6819
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Life is Sweet (UK, 1990)
Director, Mike Leigh. Cast: Cagdas Bozkurt, Leroy Delmar, Nazmi Kirik, Necmettin Cobanoglu, Naci Ozarslan, Susanna Rozkosny, Sunay Girisken, Thomas Ebermann. Just north of London live Wendy, Andy, and their twenty-something twins, Natalie and Nicola. Wendy clerks in a shop, leads aerobics at a primary school, jokes like a vaudevillian, agrees to waitress at a friend's new restaurant and dotes on Andy, a cook who forever puts off home remodeling projects, and with a drunken friend, buys a broken down lunch wagon. Natalie, with short neat hair and a snappy, droll manner, is a plumber; she has a holiday planned in America, but little else. Last is Nicola, odd man out: a snarl, big glasses, cigarette, mussed hair, jittery fingers, bulimic, jobless, and unhappy. How they interact and play out family conflict and love is the film's subject. 103 min. DVD X6790
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Lilja 4-ever (Sweden / Denmark, 2002)
Directed by Lukas Moodysson. Cast: Oksana Akinsjina, Artiom Bogutjarskij, Elina Benenson, Ljubov Agapova, Lilja Sinkarjova, Pavel Ponomarjov, Tomas Neumann. Film based on Mozart's opera. Abandoned by her mother, sixteen year-old Lilya lives in desperate conditions in a derelict suburb of the former Soviet Union. Her sole friend is eleven year-old Volodya, himself an outcast. Set against a realistic backdrop of the world they live in, they fantisize of a life elsewhere. 105 min. DVD 3315
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Bardan, Alice Mihaela. "'Enter Freely, and of Your Own Will': Cinematic Representations of Post-Socialist Transnational Journeys." In: Transnational feminism in film and media / edited by Katarzyna Marciniak, Anikó Imre, and Áine O'H New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2007. (Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1995.9.W6 T73 2007)
Delaney, Kate. "Are We There Yet? Immigration to "America" in Post-Cold War Cinema." European Contributions to American Studies; Oct2005, Vol. 60, p49-56, 8p UC users only
Jones, Kristin Marriott. "Lilja 4-ever." Film Comment, March/April 2003, Vol. 39 Issue 2, p73-74, 2p UC users only
Kristensen, Lars. "Divergent Accounts of Equivalent Narratives: Russian-Swedish Interdevochka Meets Swedish-Russian Lilya 4-ever." PORTAL: Journal of Multidisciplinary International Studies, Jul2007, Vol. 4 Issue 2, p1-22, 22p
Lally, Kevin. "Lilja 4-ever." Film Journal International, Apr2003, Vol. 106 Issue 4, p37, 2p UC users only
Noh, David. "Hardcore Spiritualism." Film Journal International, May2003, Vol. 106 Issue 5, p19, 2p UC users only
Rayns, Tony. "Lilja 4-ever." Sight & Sound, May 2003, Vol. 13 Issue 5, p56-58, 2p UC users only
Sparrman, Anna. "Film as a political and educational device: talk about men, male sexuality and gender among Swedish youth." Visual Studies, Oct2006, Vol. 21 Issue 2, p167-182, 16p UC users only
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A Little Bit of Freedom (Kleine Freiheit) (Germany, 2003)
Director, Yüksel Yavuz. Cast: Cagdas Bozkurt, Leroy Delmar, Nazmi Kirik, Necmettin Cobanoglu, Naci Ozarslan, Susanna Rozkosny, Sunay Girisken, Thomas Ebermann. Baran, a Kurdish teen from Turkey, makes bicycle deliveries for a kebab shop while trying to outwit the authorities who have refused him political asylum. He strikes up a friendship with another outsider, an illegal African immigrant who deals drugs to get by. Trouble begins after Baran loses his low profile status because the kebab-stand owner's daughter sets her sights on him. 97 min. DVD X162
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Little Vera (Malenkaya Vera) (Russia, 1988)
Directed by Vasily Pichul. Cast: Natalya Negoda, Andrei Sokolov, Yuri Nazarov, Lyudmila Zajtseva, Aleksandr Negreba, Aleksandra Tabakova. The title character of the Russian Little Vera is a headstrong teenage girl, played by Natalya Negoda. To the dismay of her parents, Vera lives only for the moment, making no provision for her future. She'd rather hang out at local cafes in garish makeup and provocative clothing. A chance meeting with handsome student Sergei (Andrei Sokolov) develops into a sexual relationship. Her parents send out Vera's brother (Alexander Alexeyev-Negreba) to talk some sense into her. This proves doubly dicey when it turns out that the brother is an old acquaintance of the rebellious Sergei. Vera lies that she's gotten pregnant by Sergei, so he obligingly marries her and moves in with her family, which serves only to make matters worse. Vera's drunken father (Yuri Nazarov) ends up stabbing his son-in-law. Persuaded to lie about the incident to keep her father out of jail, Vera takes her family's side. A last-minute tragedy is barely averted, but we get the distinct feeling that Vera's problems with her family in particular and her life in general are far from over [synopsis from All-Movie Guide] 110 min. DVD 8369; vhs 999:379
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Eagle, Herbert. "The Indexicality of Little Vera and the End of Socialist Realism." Wide Angle: A Film Quarterly of Theory, Criticism, and Practice, vol. 12, no. 4, pp. 26-37, Fall 1990.

Lolo (Mexico, 1993)
Directed by Francisco Athié. Cast: Lucha Villa, Roberto Sosa, Damian Alcázar, Alonso Echánove. Dolores Chimal, also known as "Lolo", is an outcast boy who lives in the suburbs of Mexico City. After being assaulted and losing his job, he accidentally kills the local moneylender (an old woman) while trying to steal his mother's golden watch that she had pawned. Lolo is then hunted and blackmailed by everybody but his girlfriend, Sonia, who is forced to sell herself at a men's club to help him. With money in their hands, Sonia and Lolo share the feeling of guilt and shame, and decide to flee together. Features dialogs in a very particular Mexico City slang. 88 min. DVD X4205
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Long Day Closes (UK, 1992)
Directed by Terence Davies. Cast: Leigh McCormack, Marjorie Yates, Ase Owens, Anthony Watson, Nicholas Lamont. Terence Davies' follow-up to his Distant Voices, Still Lives follows a few months in the life of 12-year-old Bud, in impressionistic snatches of his everyday existence growing up in the Liverpool of 1956. Bud is a lonely and quiet child whose moments of solace occur when he sits in rapture at the local cinema, watching towering and iconic figures on the movie screen. The movies give Bud the strength to get through another day as he deals with his oppressive school environment and his burgeoning homosexuality. Extras include: full feature commentary with Terence Davies and Mick Coulter, on-set interview with Christopher Hobbs, behind the scenes footage of Terence Davies directing. 85 min. DVD X6270
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Lord of the Flies (UK, 1963)
Directed by Peter Brook. Cast: James Aubrey (Ralph), Tom Chapin (Jack), Hugh Edwards (Piggy), Roger Elwin (Roger), Tom Gaman (Simon). Thirty English schoolboys are stranded on an uncharted island at the start of the "next" war. With no adults present, they quickly turn into savages. Special DVD features: theatrical trailer; audio commentary by director Brook and producer Allen, director of photography Hollyman, and camerman/editor Gerald Feil; excerpts from the novel, read by William Golding; a deleted scene, with a reading by Golding; original production scrapbook, home movies, and outtakes; excerpts from Gerald Feil's 1972 documentary "The empty space," showing Brook's methods. 90 min. DVD 1168
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Lord of the Flies (1990)
Directed by Harry Hook. Cast: Balthazar Getty, Danuel Pipoly, Chris Furrh, James Badge Dale, Andrew Taft, Edward Taft, Gary Rule, Terry Wells, Braden MacDonald. A group of English boys are stranded on an uninhabited island when the plane that is evacuating them from a war-threatened England crashlands. Without adult control, the boys quickly regress to savagery. Based on the novel by Sir William Golding 90 min. DVD X2435
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Love Hurts (Amar te duele)(Mexico, 2002)
Directed by Fernando Sariñana. Cast: Luis Fernando Pena, Martha Higareda, Ximena Sarinana. In a story of social class differences, a rich teenage girl falls in love with a poor teenage boy in Mexico City. They must fight against peer pressure, prejudice, and her parents that want to send her to Canada, to try to save their love. 104 min. DVD 7508
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Love & Pop (Japan, 1998)
Director, Hideaki Anno. A day-in-the-life drama about a quartet of "enjo kosai," Japanese schoolgirls who engage in "casual" prostitution so as to afford such things as designer clothes. 110 min. DVD 2772
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The Lover (L'Amant) (France / UK / Vietnam, 1992)
Directed by Jean-Jacques Annaud. Cast: Jane March, Tony Leung, Frederique Meininger, Arnaud Giovaninetti, Melvil Poupaud. A poor French teenager embarks on a love affair with a wealthy Chinese man in 1929 French colonial Vietnam, defying the boundaries of age, race and class. 115 min. DVD 3697; vhs 999:2285
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Ma 6-T va crack-er (France, 1997)
Directed by Jean-François Richet. Cast: Arco Descat C., Jean-Marie Robert, Malik Zeggou, Mustapha Ziad, and Karim Rezeg. A portrait of the aimless lives of unemployed inner city youths living on society's fringe in the suburbs of a French city. The film centers on two teenaged gangs who terrorize their neighborhoods. There are few limits to their unpleasant philosophy of "desire equals acquisition." The film reaches its climax at a nightclub where the two rival groups collide when a gun fight breaks out. 97 min. DVD 8792
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Machuca (Chile | Spain | UK | France, 2004)
Directed by Andrés Wood. Cast: Matías Quer, Ariel Mateluna, Manuela Martelli, Aline Kuppenheim, Ernesto Malbrán, Tamara Acosta, Francisco Reyes, Alejandro Trejo, Maria Olga Matte, Gabriela Media, Luis Dubó, Andrea García Huidabro, Tiago Correa, Pablo Krögh, Federico Luppi. Explores Chile's bloody 1973 coup through the coming-of-age story of a pair of 12-year-old boys. From opposite extremes of society, Gonzalo and Pedro form an unlikely friendship as politics rips their world apart. 115 min. DVD X5075
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Madeinusa (Peru / Spain, 2006)
Directed by Claudia Llosa. Cast: Magaly Solier, Carlos de la Torre, Yiliana Chong, Ubaldo Huaman. Madeinusa is a 14 year old girl with a sweet Indian face who lives in an isolated village in the Cordillera Blanca Mountain range of Peru. This strange place is characterized by its religious fervor. From Good Friday at three o'clock in the afternoon (the time of day when Christ died on the cross) to Easter Sunday, the whole village can do whatever it feels like. During the two holy days sin does not exist: God is dead and can't see what is happening. Everything is accepted and allowed, without remorse. Year after year, Madeinusa and her sister Chale, and her father Don Cayo, the Mayor and local big shot, maintain this tradition without questioning it. However, everything changes with the arrival in the village of Salvador, a young geologist from Lima, who will unknowingly change the destiny of the girl. 95 min. DVD 6974
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Maedchen in Uniform (Germany, 1931)
Director, Leotine Sagan. A girl at a strict boarding school for the daughters of Prussian army officers falls in love with one of the teachers. She is isolated from the rest of the students by the headmistress and is driven from her unhappiness to attempt suicide. 89 min. DVD X6144 (without English subtitles); vhs 999:350 (English subtitles
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Malèna (Italy / USA, 2000)
Directed by Giuseppe Tornatore. Cast: Monica Bellucci, Giuseppe Sulfaro, Luciano Frederico, Matilde Plana. An unforgettable story of a 13-year-old boy's journey into manhood amid the chaos and intolerance of World War II. In a sleepy Italian village, the most beautiful woman in town, Malena, becomes the object of increasingly malicious gossip among the lustful townsmen and their jealous wives. But only her most ardent admirer, young Renato, learns the untold story of the mysterious and elusive Malena, who inspires him to new heights of compassion, courage and independence. Based on the story by Luciano Vincenzoni. 92 min. DVD X4298; vhs 999:3210
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Maria Full of Grace (USA / Colombia, 2004)
Directed by Joshua Marston. Cast: Catalina Sandino Moreno, Yenny Paolo Vega, Jhon Alex Toro, Guilied Lopez, Patricia Rae. Maria, a poor 17-year-old Colombian teenager, is desperate to leave a soul-crushing job. She accepts an offer to transport packets of heroin - which she swallows - to the United States. The ruthless world of drug trafficking proves to be more than she bargained for as she becomes ultimately entanged with both drug cartels and immigration officials. 101 min. DVD 3282
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Milk (Süt)(Turkey | France | Germany, 2008)
Directed by Directed by Semih Kaplanoğlu. Cast: Basak Köklükaya, Melih Selçuk, Riza Akin, Isil Aksoy. Recent high school graduate Yusuf is uncertain about his future in the provincial countryside. Writing poetry is his greatest passion and some of his poems are starting to be published in obscure literary journals. But for the time being, he continues working in his single mother's village milk business. Since her husband's death, Yusuf's widowed mother has focused all her attention to her only child. Still a young and beautiful woman, she is having a relationship with the town stationmaster.
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Miral: Is This the Face of a Terrorist? (France | Israel | Italy | India, 2010)
Directed by Julian Schnabel. Cast: Freida Pinto, Hiam Abbass, Willem Dafoe, Vanessa Redgrave, Alexander Siddig, Yasmine Al Massri, Ruba Blal, Omar Metwally, Stella Schnabel. After she rescues dozens of children who survived a massacre in Jerusalem in 1948, Palestinian Hind Husseini establishes an orphanage that helps thousands of other children left homeless by violence. But the success of her peace-through-education institution is tested when pupil Miral gets a taste of radical politics in the region's refugee camps. 106 min. DVD X6100
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Monika (Sommaren med Monika)(Sweden, 1953)
Directed by Ingmar Bergman. Cast: Harriet Andersson (Monika), Lars Ekborg (Harry). A promiscuous girl and young boy leave the city to spend an idyllic summer. Monika, 17 years old and Harry Lund 19 years meet in a cafe. They spend a happy summer together, and soon Monika discovers that she is pregnant. They marry, but Monika is bored with taking care of the baby and the responsibilities of married life. She begins an affair with a former lover and their marriage falls apart. 82 min. DVD X4809; vhs 999:227
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Mouchette (France, 1967)
Directed by Robert Bresson. Cast: Nadine Nortier, Jean-Claude Guilbert, Maria Cardinal, Paul Hebert, Jean Vimenet, Marie Susini, Suzanne Huguenin, Marine Trichet, Raymonde Chabrun. Mouchette, a sensitive 14-year-old, lives amidst the peasant squalor of an isolated rural community. Her alcoholic father and terminally ill mother all but abandon her to become a child of the streets. Not surprisingly, her fate is sealed when she is abducted and raped by a half witted game poacher. Special DVD features: Audio commentary by renowned film scholar, critic, and festival programmer Tony Rayns; "Au hasard Bresson," documentary on the director; "Travelling" a segment from the cine-magazine TV series "Cinema"; original theatrical trailer cut by Jean-Luc Godard ; new essay by writer Robert Polito. 90 min.DVD 7392; vhs 999:1979
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Murmur of the Heart (Le Souffle au Coeur) (France, 1971)
Directed by Louis Malle. Cast: Lea Massari, Benoit Ferreux, Daniel Gelin, Michel Lonsdale, Ave Ninchi, Gila von Weitershausen. This Oedipal comedy, set in France in 1954, is a poignant and provocative portrait of a young man's sexual initiation and his complex, controversial relationship with his vivacious mother. 118 min. DVD 5380; vhs vhs 999:3456
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Nina's Tragedies (ha-Asonot shel Ninah) (Israel, 2003)
Directed by Savi Gabizon. Cast: Ayelet Zorer, Yoram Hatav, Alon Aboutboul. In this coming-of-age film a 14-year old boy is sent to live with his beautiful but emotionally fragile Aunt Nina after her husband dies in a terrorist attack. 112 min. DVD X1942
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Occult Detective Club: the Doll Cemetery (Japan, 2004)
Directed by Kiyoshi Yamamoto. Cast: Sayaka Hosaka, Kazunori Tani, Hitomi Miwa. Out of curiosity, Nanami and Daisuke decide to join their high school's Occult Research Club. They are currently investigating a "curse" surrounding a student who committed suicide last year. An old doll found in the back of her closet may hold a clue. Daisuke is freaked out, while Nanami is intrigued, until she is possessed by the same spirit of the "doll." As a result, the group decides to investigate a criptic spot called "The doll cemetery," a wretched graveyard with piles of discarded mannequins and stuffed animals. Sensing intruders, the "dead" dolls suddenly come to life, and Nanami and the group must desperately fight off ghoulish toy clowns and zombie dolls. But what awaits them is far worse.... Based on the horror comic strips of Hideshi Hino. 54 min. DVD 6800
Los Olvidados (The Young and the Damned)(Mexico,1951)
Directed by Luis Buñuel. The film focuses on Pedro, a young boy whose mother has no use for him, and who becomes involved with a malevolent gang of delinquents; and on Jaibo, an older, more hardened youth, who leads Pedro deeper into the world of crime. Despite Pedro's sincere attempts to reform, he moves inevitably toward tragedy. 79 min. DVD X5064; DVD 9135 [PAL Region 2 DVD]; vhs 999:24
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Or, My Treasure (My Treasure; Mon Tresor) (Israel, 2004)
Directed by Keren Yedaya. Cast: Ronit Elkabetz, Dana Ivgy, Meshar Cohen, Katia Zimbris, Shmuel Edelman. Or, a pretty and popular Tel Aviv high school student, works nights at a neighborhood restaurant while taking her first tentative steps out of innocence and into first love. But her real full-time job is looking after her mother who has worked as a street prostitute for 20 years. The daughter must make a choice between taking care of her mother's bottomless needs or having an uncorrupted life of her own. 100 min. DVD 4901
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Osama (Afghanistan / Netherlands / Japan / Ireland / Iran, 2003)
Directed by Siddiq Barmak. Cast: Marina Golbahari, Arif Herati, Zubaida Sahar. Based on true events, chronicles the story of a 12-year-old girl in Taliban-ruled Afghanistan who must disguise herself as a boy to save her family from starvation. The first feature film made in Afghanistan in the post-Taliban era. 83 min. DVD 2565
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Ostkreuz (Germany, TV, 1991)
Directed by Michael Klier. Cast: Laura Tonke, Miroslaw Baka, Suzanne von Borsody, Beatrice Manowski, Stefan Camman, Henry Marankowski. Elfie, a fifteen-year-old former East German now living in West Germany, is trying to survive without much help. She falls for Elfie, a fifteen-year-old former East German now living in West Germany, is trying to survive without much help. She falls in with a petty criminal named Darius, who comes from an Eastern European country. He talks her into helping him pull off one of his illegal schemes but she eventually wises up and has the police haul him off to jail. The film ends with Elfie taking another street-kid under her wing. PAL format tape. 73 min. vhs 999:3403
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El patio (The Patio)(Argentina, 2004)
Directed by Milagros Mumenthaler. Cast: Augustina Merediz, Ailin Marmorato. Two teenage sisters fritter away a morning in the courtyard of their house spending the day waiting for a phone call. SF International Latino Film Festival Collection. 16 min. Video/C 999:3903

Picado fino (Fine Powder (Argentina, 1996)
Director, Esteban Sapir. Cast: Facundo Luengo, Belén Blanco, Marcela Guerty, Miguel Angel Sola. Tomas Caminos, an 18 year old Jewish boy, lives with his family in the industrial neighborhood of Villa Lynch. His girl friend, Ana Sideral, who plays the violin, is pregnant with Tomas's child. When a fickle young woman by the name of Alma Martinez shows up and Tomas is smitten; Ana is forgotten. Tomas's dreams require money and Alma introduces him to Sr. Merkin, a drug trafficker, who offers a chance to make a great deal of money in a short amount of time. The excess blinds Tomas to reality and involves him in a dream without an exit. 80 min. DVD X5814
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La piscine (The Swimming Pool) (Italy | France, 1969)
Director, Jacques Deray. Cast: Alain Delon, Romy Schneider, Maurice Ronet, Jane Birkin, Paul Crauchet. Lovers Marianne and Jean-Paul spend their vacation in a villa near St.-Tropez. The main feature of the villa is a swimming pool, stage for most of the action. After a visit, Marianne invites former lover Harry and his teenage daughter Penelope to stay. Tension between the grown-ups rises especially when Jean-Paul seduces Penelope. The consequences are deadly. 121 min. DVD X4671
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Pixote (Brazil, 1981)
Director, Hector Babenco. In this realistic dramatization of the brutal underworld inhabited by Brazil's unwanted children, ten-year old Pixote (Fernando Ramos da Silva) is hauled off to a detention center where he witnesses rapes, beatings and other acts of random violence. He eventually escapes from the detention center to embark on a life of petty crime, snatching purses and dealing drugs. Despite flashes of humor and innocence, Pixote and his friends become increasingly caught up in a savage descent into violence and murder. 127 min. DVD 737; vhs 999:2062
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La promesse (Belgium | France | Luxembourg, 1996)
Directors, Jean-Pierre Dardenne, Luc Dardenne. Cast: Assita Ouédraogo, Rasmané Ouédraogo, Jérémie Renier, Olivier Gourmet. "La promesse is a coming of age story of sorts. The young teenaged protagonist works for his father, who loves him deeply. The father is sleazy exploiter of illegal aliens, and the boy is learning the trade of preying on the defenseless of society that includes theft from the elderly and extortion from the immigrants. And it seems to be suiting him just fine until he helps his father cover up a fatal accident at his construction site. The accident that did not have to be fatal, but the father does not want to risk the scrutiny of the authorities. The boy promises the dying immigrant that he will take care of the man's wife and baby. Slowly the youth begins to question his and his father's morality." [IMDB] 90 min. DVD X6191
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A Real Friend (Películas para no dormir: Adivina quién soy) (Spain, 2006)
Directed by Enrique Urbizu. Cast: Goya Toledo, Nerea Inchausti, Eduard Farelo, Josep Maria Pou, Aitor Mazo. The lonely Estrella is an intelligent teenager and good student but is outcast in school. She spends most of her time alone, reading horror books or watching horror movies, while her widowed mother Angela works as a nurse in a hospital. Her favorite author is Stephen King and her only friends are Leatherface and Vampire. 73 min. DVD X477
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A Real Young Girl (Une vraie jeune fille) (France, 1976)
Directed by Catherine Breillat. Cast: Charlotte Alexandra, Hiram Keller, Rita Maiden, Bruno Balp, Georges Gueret, Shirley Stoler. Alice has returned home from school for summer vacation and is stifled and bored by country life. She becomes infatuated with a young worker at her father's sawmill and when not lusting after him, she spends her days writing in her diary and dreaming up sexual fantasies. Based on the novel 'The air duct' by Catherine Breillat. 93 min.DVD 7169
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Rebels of the neon god (Qing shao nian nuo zha) (Taiwan, 1992)
Directed by Ming-liang Tsai. Cast: Chao-jung Chen, Chang-bin Jen, Kang-sheng Lee, Hsaio-Ling Lu, Tien Miao, Yu-Wen Wang. Set amidst the urban jungle of Taipei, is this stylish tale of teen angst and despair. Centering on four disaffected, disillusioned youth, the storyline shuttles between the deadpan, petty con games of two Taipei hoods, a young woman, and a cab driver's son who's being pressured to study by his parents. 106 min.DVD 9347
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The Return (Vozvrashchenie) (Russia, 2003)
Directed by Andrei Zvyagintsev. Cast: Vladimir Garin, Ivan Dobronravov, Konstantin Lavromenko, Natalya Vdovina. Having a fatherless childhood, young brothers Andrei and Ivan have grown closer than most siblings. But when they least expect it, the father the boys have never known returns. Under the cool midnight sun of a coastal Russian summer, the boys eagerly hop into a car for a fishing trip with a complete stranger they absolutely need to believe is their father. As they travel deep into the wilderness, their journey devolves from vacation to boot camp to father-son love triangle and ultimately to a test of wills that pushes to the brink of violence. 105 min. DVD 4458
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Rodrigo D: No Futuro (Columbia, 1993)
Directed by Victor Gaviria. Cast: Ramiro Meneses, Carlos Mario Restrepo, Jackson Idrian Gallego, Vilma Diaz, Oscar Hernandez. A shockingly accurate and timely portrayal of the reckless existence of youths in one of the most exciting and dangerous cities in Latin America - Medellin, Colombia, in 1988. Backed with a frenetic punk rock soundtrack, the film centers around Rodrigo, a would-be drummer, and his friends who are trapped in the violence and drugs which define their turbulent lifestyle. 92 min. DVD 2844; vhs 999:1395
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Podalsky, Laura. "Out of Depth: The Politics of Disaffected Youth and Contemporary Latin American Cinema." In: Youth culture in global cinema / edited by Timothy Shary and Alexandra Seibel. 1st ed. Austin : University of Texas Press, 2007 (Main Stack PN1995.9.Y6.Y68 2007)

Rosetta (France | Belgium, 1999)
Directors, Jean-Pierre Dardenne, Luc Dardenne. Cast: Emilie Dequenne, Fabrizio Rongione, Anne Yernaux, Olivier Gourmet. "Rosetta deals with the consequences of unemployment and poverty in the human soul and the continuous struggle of a teenager to have a normal life. The film starts with a fight scene, in the back room of a factory, where a young girl (Rosetta) is attacking her boss because he fired her, as the trial period was over and he denied to renew her contract. Rosetta immediately after being fired is in a search of another job that will help her have a normal life, since she lives with her alcoholic mother in a trailer house and she has to take care of her. She is only interested in finding a job that will help her escape from the life in the trailer house, and the people she meets on her way are only good as far as they can help her search." [Project CineMaas] 90 min. DVD X6191
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Saint Clara (Clara Hakedosha) (Israel, 1996)
Directed by Ari Folman & Ori Sivan. Lucy Dubinchik, Halil Elohev, Johnny Peterson, Maya Maron, Maya De-Fries, Tal Feigenboim, Yigal Naor. Cast: A Russian immigrant teenager's clairvoyant powers create mayhem among the students at Golda Meir Junior High School. When the entire seventh grade class gets perfect scores on a math exam, the faculty is thrown into a crisis. 84 min. DVD X824
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Samia (France, 2000)
Director, Philippe Faucon. Samia, an Algerian teenager, has immigrated with her large family to Marseilles, where she must cope with both racism and her family's own restrictions on her personal freedom. Her brother, Yacine appoints himself the protector of Samia's moral and physical virtue and after their father is hospitalized and it becomes apparent that Samia's sister is having a relationship with a French boy, she responds to the pressures by becoming increasingly rebellious. PAL format. 135 min. vhs 999:3272
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Samson and Delilah (Australia, 2009)
Directed by Warwick Thornton. Cast: Rowan McNamara, Marissa Gibson, Mitjili Gibson, Scott Thornton. Samson and Delilah are two teens living in an isolated Aboriginal community in the Central Australian desert. When tragedy strikes, they turn their backs on home and embark on a journey of survival. Lost, unwanted and alone, they discover that life isn't always fair, but love never judges. Special features: "The things they said," short film by Survival; interviews with cast & crew; behind the scenes; theatrical trailer. 100 min. DVD X5578
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Sango Malo (Cameroon, 1991)
Directed by Bassek ba Kobhio. A new high school teacher brings turmoil to a rural Cameroonian village when he introduces sex education and vocational training into the curriculum. He also starts agricultural and marketing cooperatives for villagers that the students work on as part of their education. 93 min. vhs 999:672

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Lequeret, Elisabeth. "Ne pas etre necessiteux, ca gene". [Interview with Bassek ba Kobhio] Cahiers du Cinéma no557 May 2001. p. 79.

Sicario, Assassin for Hire (Venzuela, 1995)
Directed by José Ramón Novoa. Cast: Gledys Ibarra, Pedro Lander, Laureano Olivarez, Eva Mondolfi, Hernan Gil, Melissa Ponce, Nestor Teran, Francisco Hernandez, Tatiana Padron, Raimundo Rondon. On the streets of Colombia, a young boy named Jairo takes on a job as a hired assassin - a 'sicario.' When Jairo decides he's had enough, he soon learns that there is no such thing as an easy way out. Based on true events. 105 min. DVD X5841
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Podalsky, Laura. "Out of Depth: The Politics of Disaffected Youth and Contemporary Latin American Cinema." In: Youth culture in global cinema / edited by Timothy Shary and Alexandra Seibel. 1st ed. Austin : University of Texas Press, 2007 (Main Stack PN1995.9.Y6.Y68 2007)

Shedding Skin (Raus aus der Haut) (Germany, TV, 1997)
Directed by Andreas Dresen. In 1977, Anna and Marcus are two teenagers in East Germany undergoing punishment by their high school principal. Inspired by terrorist kidnappings in West Germany, they kidnap the principal and hold him hostage in Anna's grandmother's basement. Special features: Essay "Youth culture, terrorism, and German film history" ; an introduction to Andreas Dresen's films ; Interview with the director ; Director's biography and filmography ; Timeline: terrorism in West Germany, 1967-1968. 89 min. DVD 3717
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Shoeshine (Sciuscià) (Italy, 1946)
Directed by Vittorio DeSica. Cast: Franco Interlenghi, Rinaldo Smordoni, Anielo Mele, Bruno Ortensi, Emilio Cigoli. Two shoeshine boys in Nazi occupied Rome become involved in black marketeering, with tragic consequences. 93 min. DVD X2058; vhs 999:733
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Show Me Love (Fucking Åmål)(Sweden / Denmark, 1998)
Director, Lukas Moodysson. Story of Agnes and Elin and their teenage friends growing up in the small town of Amal, Sweden. When Elin shows up at Agnes' birthday party, Elin's life takes an unexpected turn. Stuck in the middle of two love interests, Elin tried to come to terms with her real self, and the courage it takes to be different. 89 min. DVD 1860
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The Slasher (aka. Cosh Boy)(UK, 1952)
Directed by Lewis Gilbert. Cast: James Kenney, Joan Collins, Hermione Baddeley, Betty Ann Davies, Robert Ayers. A swift moving, no punches pulled exposé set in London's tenement district, with a ruthless teenager ... blackjacking an old woman to get her purse, and 'graduating' to gang leader whose young cutthroats spread terror over the entire city. 75 min. DVD X6065
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The Son (Le fils)(Belgium | France, 2002)
Directed by Jean-Pierre & Luc Dardenne. Cast: Olivier Gourmet, Morgan Marinne, Isabella Soupart, Nassim Hassaïni, Kevin Leroy, Félicien Pitsaer, Rémy Renaud, Annette Closset, Fabian Marnette. A carpentry teacher as a rehabilitation center for teens struggles to maintain a professional distance from a new student until the revelation of a secret from the past binds them together. Bonus disc (70 min.): Interviews with directors and star, stills gallery, filmographies, and theatrical trailers of The Son, Rosetta and La Promesse. 101 min. DVD X4109
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Sonnenallee (Germany, 1999)
Directed by Leander Haussmann. Cast: Alexander Scheer, Alexander Beyer, Katharina Thalbach, Teresa Weissbach, Robert Stadlober. Set in the 1970s, this comedy chronicles the lives of a group of kids from East Berlin who grow up in the shadow the Berlin Wall at one of the few crossing stations to the West. The antics of these kids, their families and their "West German" friends and relatives who come to visit, and the East German border guards, all serve to illustrate the absurdity of everday life throughout the former East Germany. In German without English subtitles. 87 min. DVD 1373 (Multizone DVD)
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Stolen Life (Sheng si jie) (China, 2005)
Directed by Shaohong Li. Cast: Zhou Xun, Wu Jun, Cai Ming. When the withdrawn and reclusive Yan'ni starts college she believes she is embarking on a new life away from her family, and she is, but not the new beginning she anticipates. Once at school, she immediately meets and falls in love with a man named Muyu, at truck driver, and her life takes a different path of misguided love. 94 min.DVD 8348
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Stray Cat Rock: Sex Hunter (Nora-neko rokku: Sekkusu hanta) (Japan, 1970)
Director: Yasuharu Hasebe. Set in Tokyo during the late 1940's, the film captures the chaos and humiliation that existed in Japan immediately after World War II. When detective Murakami loses his revolver, he must descend into Tokyo's underworld and face the killer who has taken it. 85 min. DVD X571
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Suicide Club (Jisatsu sakuru) (Japan, 2002)
Director: Sion Sono. Cast: Ryo Ishibashi, Masatoshi Nagase, Yoko Kamon, Kimiko Yo, Hideo Sako, Akaji Maro, Rolly. A wave of suicides begins with the enigmatic mass suicide of 54 high school girls jumping in front of a subway train. When a detective receives a phone call tip that there is a website tracking the suicides before they happen, he sets out to solve the mystery. 94 min. DVD 9676
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Sweetie (Australia, 2002)
Directed by Jane Campion. Cast: Genevieve Lemon, Karen Colston, Tom Lycos, Dorothy Barry, Jon Darling, Michael Lake. Dark comedy about the hazardous relationship between two sisters; button-down, superstitious Kay, and her rampaging sister, 'Sweetie.' Special features: New transfer supervised by cinematographer Sally Bongers and approved by director Jane Campion; audio commentary featuring Campion, Bongers and screenwriter Gerard Lee; Making "Sweetie," a new video conversation between stars Genevieve Lemon and Karen Colston; Campion's early short films: An exercise in discipline: peel, Passionless moments and A girl's own story; Jane Campion: the film school years: a 1989 interview with Campion and critic Peter Thompson; gallery of behind-the-scenes photos and production stills; original theatrical trailer; a new essay by film scholar Dana Polan. 99 min. DVD 6476
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Tea and Sympathy (1956)
Directed by Vincente Minnelli. Cast: Deborah Kerr, John Kerr, Leif Erickson, Edward Andrews. Drama about a teenaged boy at a New England boarding school who is wrongly accused of homosexuality. The wife of a housemaster offers the boy her understanding and love when she finds that he is deeply troubled about the accusations and is questioning himself. Based on the play by Robert Anderson. 123 min. DVD X4799; vhs 999:1431
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To Sir, With Love (UK, 1966)
Directed by James Clavell. Cast: Sidney Poitier, Christian Roberts, Judy Geeson, Suzy Kendall. A novice teacher faces a class of rowdy, undisciplined working-class punks in this classic film that reflected some of the problems and fears of teens in the 60's. 105 min. DVD 4534; vhs 999:721
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Torment (Hets)(Sweden, 1944)
Directed by Alf Sjöberg. Written by Ingmar Bergman. Cast: Stig Jarrel, Alf Kjellin, Mai Zetterling, Olof Winnerstrand, Gosta Cederlund, Stig Olin, Gunnar Bjornstrand. A dark coming-of-age drama about a boarding-school senior, Widgren, terrorized by his sadistic Latin teacher. When Widgren falls for a troubled local girl, Bertha, he finds himself caught up even further in a web of emotional mind games. 101 min. DVD 7570
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Trade(Germany | USA, 1944)
Directed by Marco Kreuzpaintner. Cast: Kevin Kline, Cesar Ramos, Alicja Bachleda, Paulina Gaitan, Marco Perez, Linda Emond, Zack Ward, Kate Del Castillo, Tim Reid, Pasha D. Lychnikoff. When 13-year-old Adriana is kidnapped by sex traffickers in Mexico, her 17-year-old brother, Jorge, sets off on a desperate mission to save her. As Jorge dodges overwhelming obstacles to track the girl's abductors, he meets Ray, a Texas cop whose own family loss leads him to become an ally. Based on the New York Times magazine article "The Girls Next Door" by Peter Landesman. 119 min. DVD X5398
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A Treatise on Japanese Bawdy Songs (Nihon shunka-kô) (Japan, 1967)
Directed by Nagisa Ôshima. Cast: Ichiro Araki, Juzo Itami, Koji Iwabuchi, Akiko Koyama, Kazuko Tajima. When four sexually-hungry high school boys preparing for university entrance exams meet up with their drunk teacher, they are sent down a less-than-academic path. 103 min. DVD X3485
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Twist + Shout (Tro, Håb og Kærlighed) (Denmark, 1984)
Directed by Bille August. 'Twist and Shout' is a gripping, sexy, coming-of-age story in which teenager friends find love and heartbreak during the height of Beatlemania in 1960s Denmark. As their passions explode, the teenagers find themselves caught up in a tangle of conflicting emotions and learn firsthand the hypocrisy of the "adult" world. (On the same DVD with 'Zappa,' the prequel to 'Twist + Shout.') 108 minutes. DVD 2564
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Two Friends(Australia, 1986)
Director, Jane Campion. Cast: Kris Bidenko, Emma Coles, Kris McQuade, Peter Hehir, Alison Kerry Dwyer. Two teenage friends become estranged when the once conventional Kelly becomes a mohawk-wearing punker who experiments with drugs and casual sex. This debut feature film of producer/director Jane Campion, remains one of her finest films. 79 min. DVD 1139
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Udaan (India, 2010)
Directed by Vikramaditya Motwane. Cast: Ronit Roy, Ram Kapoor, Rajat Barmecha, Majot Singh, Anand Tiwari. After being abandoned for eight straight years in boarding school, 16-year old Rohan returns to the small industrial town of Jamshedpur and finds himself closeted with an authoritarian father and a younger half brother who he didn't even know existed. Forced to work in his father's steel factory and study engineering against his wishes, he tries to forge his own life out of his given circumstances and pursue his dream of being a writer. 138 min. DVD X6613
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Under the Domim Tree (Etz Hadomim Tafus) (Israel, 1995)
Directed by Eli Cohen. Cast: Kaipo Cohen, Juliano Mer, Gila Almagor. A coming of age story based on the autiobiographical memoir by Gila Almagor tells the story of a group of teenagers living in a youth village for orphans who survived the Nazi concentration camps. When life becomes unbearable, the teens find refuge under the beautiful Domim Tree. Based on the book by Gila Almagor. 101 min. vhs 999:3954
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Vanaja (India, 2006)
Directed by Rajnesh Domalpalli. Cast: Mamatha Bhukya, Urmila Dammannagari, Ramachandriah Marikanti. Set in rural South India, Vanaja, the 14 year old daughter of a poor fisherman goes to work in the house of the local landlady in hopes of learning Kuchipudi dance. But matters turn ugly when the landlady's son returns pitching her into a battle of caste, class and animus from which there is only one escape. 112 min. DVD 9924
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La Vendedora de Rosas (The Rose Seller) (Colombia, 1998)
Directed by Victor Gaviria. Cast: Leidy Tabares, Marta Correa, Mileider Gil, Diana Murillo, Liliana Giraldo. 13 year-old Mónica and her friends live on the streets of Medellín, Colombia, surviving by selling roses to couples in nightclubs and sniffing glue to escape their desperation and loneliness. Set in the two days before Christmas, the film stars a non-professional cast of Medellín street children. 116 min. DVD X4280; vhs 999:3369
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Violent Playground(UK, 1958)
Directed by Basil Dearden. Cast: Stanley Baker, Anne Heywood, David McCallum, Peter Cushing. Filmed in Gerard Gardens, Liverpool. Opens with a few West Side Story-style shots of the Liver building and City Centre. The plot focuses on the leader of a tough Liverpool street gang with a penchant for arson and the Liverpool Juvenile Liaison officer who is trying to stop him. 108 min. DVD X5235
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Burton, Alan. The cinema of Basil Dearden and Michael Relph / Alan Burton and Tim O'Sullivan. Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press, c2009. (Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1998.3.D3855 B87 2009)
Hill, John. "The British 'Social Problem' Film: 'Violent Playground' and 'Sapphire'." Screen (1985) 26(1): 34-49 UC users only
McFarlane, Brian. "Surviving After Ealing: The Later Careers of Basil Dearden and Michael Relph." Quarterly Review of Film and Video, 1543-5326, Volume 24, Issue 1, 2007, Pages 65 – 71 UC users only

The Warped Ones (Kyonetsu no kisetsu) (Japan, 1960)
Directed by Koreyoshi Kurahara. Cast: Kawaji Tamio, Go Eiji, Nagato Hiroyuki. A juvenile delinquent gets out of the pen and immediately embarks on an angry rampage, most of it directed at the girlfriend of the journalist who helped send him up. 75 min. DVD X6333
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A Way of Life (UK, 2004)
Directed by Amma Asante. Cast: Imelda Staunton, Phil Davis, Peter Wight, Alex Kelly, Daniel Mays, Adrian Scarborough, Heather Craney, Eddie Marsan, Ruth Sheen, Sally Hawkins, Fenella Woolgar, Lesley Sharp, Anthony O'Donnell, Jim Broadbent. Vera Drake tells of a woman in 1950s England who is devoted to caring for her family, but secretly aids women who want to terminate unwanted pregnancies. When the authorities find her out, Vera's world and family life rapidly unravel. 88 min. DVD X6423
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Welcome (France, 2009)
Directed by Philippe Lioret. Cast: Vincent Lindon, Firat Ayverdi, Audrey Dana. A 17-year-old Kurdish refugee has struggled his way in Europe in an attempt to unite with his girlfriend, who has emigrated to England. When he is stopped in France, he decides to swim the English Channel to complete his journey. 134 min. DVD X4551
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West Beyrouth (Lebanon, 1998)
Director, Ziad Doueiri. On the first day of the Lebanese Civil War, militiamen massacre the passengers of a Palestinian bus in front of Tarek and Omar, two teenagers from West Beirut. With their school now shut down the two friends suddenly find themselves on a permanent vacation in a dangerous playground. Even the "brothel," where Christians and Muslims met in peace, is invaded by the religious conflicts. Together with May, a Christian girl, they search for adventure in this account of adolescence hijacked by war. 105 min. vhs 999:3250
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Awards

Cannes Film Festival - François Chalais Award
Toronto International Film Festival - International Critics' Award (FIPRESCI)

Khatib, Lina. "The Voices of Taboos: Women in Lebanese War Cinema." Women; Spring2006, Vol. 17 Issue 1, p65-77, 13p UC users only

The White Soup (Zurek) (Poland, 2003)
Directed by Ryszard Brylski. Cast: Katarzyna Figura, Natalia Rybicka, Zbigniew Zamachowski, Marek Kasprzyk. Halina, a young, hard-working widow, tramps around a small Polish border town in search of the father of her grandchild. Her impaired teenage daughter refuses to name the father, which causes a problem with the upcoming baptism. 72 min. DVD 9912
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Wild Reeds (Les Roseaux sauvages) (France, 1994)
Directed by André Téchiné. Cast: Elodie Bouchez, Gael Morel, Stephane Rideau, Frederic Gorny. A poignant coming-of-age story set in southwest France in 1962. Sensitive young François is uncertain of his sexuality as he finds himself more attracted to his classmate Serge than to his platonic girlfriend Maite. An older boy, Henri, is drawn into the circle, further complicating relationships. Through their passage into adulthood, the four experience a series of sexual and political conflicts as they explore the mysteries of the human heart. 110 min. DVD X61; also DVD 1864
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Winter in Wartime (Oorlogswinter) (Netherlands | Belgium, 2008)
Directed by Martin Koolhoven. Cast: Martijn Lakemeier, Yorick van Wageningen, Jamie Campbell Bower, Raymond Thiry, Melody Klaver, Anneke Blok, Mees Peijnenburg, Tygo Gernandt. Nazi-occupied Holland, 1945. In a snow-covered village, thirteen year-old Michiel is drawn into the Resistance when he aids a wounded British paratrooper. Michiel's boyish sense of defiance and adventure soon turns to danger and desperation as Michiel is forced to act without knowing whom to trust among the adults and townspeople around him. Wartime 's harsh realities encroach on childhood inocence as Michiel confronts good and evil, courage and duplicity and his own burden of responsibility. Based on the novel by Jan Terlouw. 103 min. DVD X6566
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Y Tu Mamá También (Mexico, 2001)
Director, Alfonso Cuaron. Cast: Maribel Verdu, Gael Garcia Bernal, Diego Luna. Two teens set off on a wild cross-country trip with seductive, 28-year-old Luisa. Lisa schools them in the finer points of passion, but will their mutual desire for her destroy their friendship forever? 105 min. DVD 1386
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Awards

Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards - Best Foreign-Language Film
Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awardse - Best Foreign-Language Film
National Society of Film Critics Awards, USA - Best Foreign-Language Film
New York Film Critics Circle Awards - Best Foreign-Language Film
San Francisco Film Critics Circle - Best Foreign-Language Film

Young Toerless (Der Junge Törleß) (West Germany | France, 1965)
Directed by Volker Schlöndorff. Cast: Matthieu Carrière, Marian Seidowsky, Bernd Tischer, Jean Launay, Barbara Steele. At a boarding school in the pre-war Austro-Hungarian Empire, a pair of students torture one of their fellow classmates. As each day passes, the two boys are able to justify harsher treatment than previously given. Torless is a passive member of the group but observes rather than participates and frustrates the tormentors by dryly analyzing their behavior. Eventually Törless concludes that good and bad cannot be differentiated in life. Based on the novel Der Junge Törleß by Robert Musil. 90 min. DVD X5689; vhs 999:3523
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Hamilton, Elizabeth C. "Imaginary Bridges: Politics and Film Art in Robert Musil's Die Verwirrungen des Zöglings Torless and Volker Schlöndorff's Der junge Törless." Colloquia Germanica: Internationale Zeitschrift fur Germanistik, vol. 36, no. 1, pp. 69-85, 2003

Zappa (Denmark, 1983)
Directed by Bille August. 'Zappa,' the prequel to 'Twist + Shout,' (on the same DVD) is the story of three teenagers in 1960s Copenhagen each from different backgrounds: the manipulative upperclass rich kid Steen, clean-cut middleclass boy Bjorn and the lowerclass overweight prankster Mulle. 103 min. DVD 2564
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Zéro de conduite (Zero in Conduct) (France, 1933)
Directed by Jean Vigo. Satirizes the oppressive life in a French boarding school from the viewpoint of the students, climaxing in their revolt. 48 min. DVD X6356; DVD 3482 (non-US format DVD); also vhs 999:20
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La Zona (Spain | Argentina | Mexico, 2007)
Directed by Rodrigo Plá. Cast: Daniel Giménez Cacho, Carlos Bardem, Daniel Tovar, Alan Chávez, Marina de Tavira, Mario Zaragoza, Maribel Verdú. Alejandro lives in the center of Mexico City in an enclosed, self-sufficient zone surrounded by ghettos and policed by a powerful private security force. As dawn breaks on his birthday, three teens from the adjacent poorer neighborhood break into one of The Zone's houses. In the confusion, an old lady is killed, but a young housemaid escapes and warns the security guards. The guards shoot two of the robbers, but the third escapes and remains hidden inside The Zone. The Zone's residents meet at Alejandro's family's house to discuss what to do. After a heated debate, they decide not to report the crime to the police and to hunt the burglars down themselves. 93 min. DVD X6539
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Children

Children: U.S. Films

For films starring Shirley Temple, SEE Musicals

Annie (1981)
Directed by Mervyn LeRoy. Cast: Cast: Albert Finney, Carol Burnett, Bernadette Peters, Ann Reinking, Tim Curry, Geoffrey Holder, Edward Herrmann, Aileen Quinn. A lavish musical production of the story of the comic strip character Little Orphan Annie, who is chosen to stay for one week with the famous billionaire "Daddy" Warbucks. One week turns into many, and the only person standing in the way of Annie's fun is Miss Hannigan, the gin-soaked ruler of the orphanage. Based on the stage play by Charles Strouse, which was based on the comic strip Little Orphan Annie, created by Harold Gray. Special features: Original advertising ; talent files ; theatrical trailers ; interactive menus ; production notes ; scene selections. 127 min. DVD 1436
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Avalon (1990)
Directed by Barry Levinson. Cast: Leo Fuchs, Eve Gordon, Lou Jacobi, Armin Mueller-Stahl, Elizabeth Perkins, Joan Plowright, Kevin Pollak, Aidan Quinn, Elijah Wood. The story of several generations of a Jewish family, from the arrival of immigrant Sam Krichinsky in the suburb of Baltimore called Avalon down through his children and grandchildren. The family goes from poverty to prosperity and the world changes around them, but their love and humor hold the family together. 126 min. DVD 8292; vhs 999:1955

The Bad Seed (1965)
Directed by Mervyn LeRoy. Cast: Patty McCormack, Nancy Kelly, Henry Jones, Eileen Heckart, Evelyn Varden. Rhoda Penmark is an 8 year old well-mannered, sunny-faced perfect little lady. She is also a efficient, unfeeling killer. Her mother who has long been troubled by Rhoda's icy demeanor, discovers that her girl has killed and will kill again, and now must make a harrowing decision. Based upon the play by Maxwell Anderson and the novel by William March. 129 min. DVD X462
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Hendershot, Cyndy. "The Cold War Horror Film: Taboo and Transgression in The Bad Seed, The Fly, and Psycho." Journal of Popular Film and Television, vol. 29, no. 1, pp. 20-31, Spring 2001 UC users only
Jackson, Chuck. "Little, Violent, White: The Bad Seed and the Matter of Children." Journal of Popular Film and Television, vol. 28, no. 2, pp. 64-72, Summer 2000 UC users only
Simmons, Jerold. "The Production Code under New Management: Geoffrey Shurlock, The Bad Seed, and Tea and Sympathy." Journal of Popular Film and Television, vol. 22, no. 1, pp. 2-10, Spring 1994
Woodward, Steven. "She's Murder: Pretty Poisons and Bad Seeds." In: Sugar, spice, and everything nice : cinemas of girlhood / edited by Frances Gateward and Murray Pome Detroit : Wayne State University Press, c2002. (Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1995.9.G57 S84 2002)

The Butcher Boy (1997)
Directed by Neil Jordan. Cast: Eamonn Owens, Sean McGinley, Peter Gowen, Alan Boyle, Andrew Fullerton, Fiona Shaw, Aisling O'Sullivan, Stephen Rea, John Kavanagh, Rosaleen Linehan, Anita Reeves. Francie lives with a violent, alcoholic father and a manic depressive, suicidal mother. The pressures on Francie to grow up are immense. When his mother commits suicide and his friend, Joe, goes off to boarding school, Francie sinks ever deeper into paranoia thanks mainly to his nasty neighbour Mrs. Nugent. He begins to have a fantasy where he has visions of the Virgin Mary. After his father dies, Francie's becomes more despondent, culminating in the extremely bloody murder of Mrs. Nugent whom he holds responsible for all the wrongs visited upon him. After being arrested, Francie is committed to an asylum in an attempt to cure him. Based on the novel by Patrick McCabe. 110 min. DVD X6063
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The Champ (1931)
Directed by King Vidor. Cast: Wallace Beery, Jackie Cooper, Irene Rich, Roscoe Ates. Wallace Beery plays a washed-up prizefighter making a ring comeback to provide for his son. Nine-year-old Our Gang comedy star Jackie Cooper is Dink, as devoted a son as ever stood in any man's corner. 86 min. DVD 5065
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Awards
Academy Awards - Best Actor (Wallace Beery)

Wojcik-Andrews, Ian. "King Vidor's The Champ." In: Children's films : history, ideology, pedagogy, theory / Ian Wojcik-Andrews. New York : Garland Pub., 2000. (Full text available online (UC Berkeley users only); Print: Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1995.9.C45 W59 2000)

A Child of the Ghetto. (1910)
Directed by D.W. Griffith. Cast: Kate Bruce, George Nichols, Henry B. Walthall, Dorothy West. After her mother's death, Ruth struggles to support herself as a seamstress. While Ruth delivers shirts to the factory owner, the owner's son steals some money and Ruth is accused of the crime. She flees the ghetto of New York's Lower East Side and hides in the country where a young farmer takes her in and they fall in love. Silent with English intertitles. 16 min. DVD 1374; vhs 999:2130

Curly Top (1935)
Directed by Irving Cummings. Cast: Shirley Temple, John Boles, Rochelle Hudson. Edward Morgan, rich trustee of an orphanage, meets and is entranced with little Elizabeth and her older sister Mary. He adopts them and they come to adore Edward. Mary falls in love with Edward, and he has the same feelings; Elizabeth plays matchmaker. Colorized version and remastered black and white version. 90 min. DVD X5132
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Daddy-Long-legs (1919)
Directed by Marshall A. Neilan. Cast: Mary Pickford, Mahlon Hamilton, Marshall A. Neilan, Betty Bouton, Audrey Chapman. Daddy-long-legs: The oldest and cutest of a group of rebellious orphans, July Abbott is provided with funds for her education and well-being by a mysterious benefactor whom she christens "Daddy-long-legs." Special feature: Film short: " What the daisy said" / Biograph Company ; AB ; [directed by D.W. Griffith ; written by Stanner E.V. Taylor] (1910, 12 min.) 85 min. DVD 9786
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E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982)
Directed by Steven Spielberg. Cast: Dee Wallace, Peter Coyote, Drew Barrymore, and Henry Thomas as Elliott. A moving story of a lost little alien who befriends a 10-year-old boy named Elliott. While E.T. learns about life on Earth, Elliott learns that friendship knows no earthly bounds. 115 min. DVD 8967
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Awards & Honors

Golden Globes, USA - Best Motion Picture, Drama
Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards - Best Picture; Best Director
National Society of Film Critics Awards, USA - Best Director
National Film Registry Selection

Fish Bowl (2005)
Directed by Kayo Hatta. Cast: Mie Omori, Billy Lam, Jordan Mukai, Bill Ogilvie. In 1970's Hawaii, 11 year old Lovey is an outsider with an overactive imagination who must deal with not only a bad perm, but also the snotty yet seemingly perfect leader of the most popular clique at school and her menacing teacher who ridicules her for speaking Pidgin English. 28 min. DVD 6921
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The Good Son (1993)
Directed by Joseph Ruben. Cast: Sam Rockwell, Vera Farmiga, Jacob Kogan, Celia Weston, Dallas Roberts After the birth of a baby girl, a posh New York couple are undone by their jealous and brilliant nine-year-old son who fills the household with utter despair and unspeakable horror. 86 min. DVD X438
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Heidi (1937)
Directed by Allan Dwan. Cast: Shirley Temple, Jean Hersholt, Arthur Treacher, Helen Westley, Thomas Beck, Mary Nash, Sidney Blackmer, Pauline Moore. When her aunt tires of caring for her, orphan Heidi goes to live in the Alps with her gruff grandfather, who comes to adore her. Eventually placed with another family, Heidi fights to join her grandfather again. Based on the book by Johanna Spyri. Colorized version and remastered black and white version.90 min. DVD X5131
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Home Alone (1990)
Director, Chris Columbus. Cast: Macaulay Culkin, Joe Pesci, Daniel Stern, John Heard, Catherine O'Hara. When eight-year-old Kevin McCallister's family left for vacation, they forgot one minor detail: Kevin. He's left home alone overnight with two bumbling burglers trying to break in so he rigs a bewildering battery of boobytraps to welcome them. 105 min. DVD X3960
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Kincheloe, Joe L. "Home Alone and 'Bad to the Bone': The Advent of a Postmodern Childhood." In: Kinderculture : the corporate construction of childhood / edited by Shirley R. Steinberg and Joe L. Boulder, Colo. : Westview Press, , 1997. (Main (Gardner) Stacks LB1139.25 .K55 , 1997)

Home Alone 2 (1992)
Director, Chris Columbus. Cast: Macaulay Culkin, Joe Pesci, Daniel Stern, John Heard, Catherine O'Hara. Kevin McCallister is back! But this time he's in New York City -- with enough cash and credit cards to turn the Big Apple into his own playground! But Kevin won't be alone for long. The notorious Wet Bandits, Harry and Marv), still smarting from their last encounter with Kevin, are bound for New York too, plotting a hug holiday heist. Kevin's ready to welcome them with a battery of booby traps the bumbling bandits will never forget! 120 min. DVD X3960
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Kincheloe, Joe L. "Home Alone and 'Bad to the Bone': The Advent of a Postmodern Childhood." In: Kinderculture : the corporate construction of childhood / edited by Shirley R. Steinberg and Joe L. Boulder, Colo. : Westview Press, , 1997. (Main (Gardner) Stacks LB1139.25 .K55 , 1997)

Home Alone 3 (1997)
Director, Raja Gosnell. Cast: Alex D. Linz, Haviland Morris. A band of international crooks has hidden a military computer chip inside a toy car, but an airport mis-up lands it in the hands of whiz-kid Alex Pruitt who's home alone with the chicken pox in a quiet Chicago suburb. When the criminals zero in on Alex's house with their high-tech gadgetry, madness and mayhem kick into high gear as the pint-sized hero defends himself against the bumbling bad guys -- armed with an outrageous array of ambushes and booby traps! 102 min. DVD X3961
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Home Alone 4 (2002)
Director, Rod Daniel. Cast: French Stewart, Missi Pyle, Joanna Going, Erick Avari, Clare Carey, Jason Beghe, Michael Weinberg.. Tougher still is spending Christmas with dad at his new girlfriend Natalie's mansion even though it's loaded with all the techno-gadgets any kid could hope for! But this Christmas, Kevin is really in hot water again, and so are Marv and his sidekick who are trying to rob Natalie's house! 89 min. DVD X3961
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Joshua (2007)
Directed by George Ratliff. Cast: Sam Rockwell, Vera Farmiga, Jacob Kogan, Celia Weston, Dallas Roberts After the birth of a baby girl, a posh New York couple are undone by their jealous and brilliant nine-year-old son who fills the household with utter despair and unspeakable horror. 106 min. DVD X437
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The Kid (1921)
Director: Charlie Chaplin. Cast: Charlie Chaplin, Carl Miller, Jack Coogan, Edna Purviance (The Kid). Chaplin as The Tramp, finds an abandoned infant in an alley and, unwittingly at first, becomes the child's foster parent. In the bittersweet end, the child's mother takes him home with her. DVD 284; DVD 13
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Kramer vs. Kramer (1979)
Directed by Robert Benton; Cast: Dustin Hoffman, Meryl Streep, Jane Alexander, Justin Henry. When his wife walks out on Ted Kramer and his six-year-old son they have a chance to really get to know each other. Then Ted's wife returns demanding her son back and precipitating a battle for custody of the child. 105 min. DVD 3646; vhs 999:1031
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Little Fugative (1953)
Written and directed by Ray Ashley, Morris Engel, Ruth Orkin. Cast: Ricky Brewster, Richie Andrusco, Winifred Cushing. When a seven-year-old boy is tricked into believing he killed his older brother, he flees Brooklyn and ends up on Coney Island. Once there he collects glass bottles and turns them in for money, which he uses to ride the rides. 80 min. DVD 9860
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Little Miss Broadway (1938)
Directed by Irving Cummings. Cast: Shirley Temple, George Murphy, Jimmy Durante, Edna Mae Oliver. An orphan adopted by a kind hotel manager who rents rooms to down-on-their-luck entertainers lives happily enough until the owner of the hotel complains about the noise her showbiz friends make and threatens to close the hotel and send her back to the orphanage. Colorized version and remastered black and white version. 72 min. DVD X5133
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Lovers and Lollipops (1955)
Directed and produced by Morris Engel and Ruth Orkin. Cast: Cast: Lori March, Gerald O'Loughlin, Cathy Dunn, William (Bill) Ward. An enchanting tale of a seven-year-old girl's reaction to her mom's new boyfriend and how she feels her mother's relationship is deteriorating between them. 82 min. DVD 9861
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Our Gang (1926)
Produced by Hal Roach. Two 'Our Gang' films from 1926. Contents: Thundering Fleas: A wedding turns into a circus when the "little rascals" of Our Gang turn loose a "thundering herd" of fleas. Shivering Spooks: A group of fake spiritualists chase Our Gang into a haunted house. Featuring Allen Hoskins, Joe Cobb, Mary Kornman, Johnny Downs, Scotter Lowry, Bobby Young, Jay R. Smith, Jackie Condon. Silent films with musical accompaniment. 57 min. vhs 999:2042

Our Gang's Greatest Hits (1924-31)
Produced by Hal Roach. Four silent and two sound "Our Gang" comedy films originally produced between 1924 and 1931. Contents: 1. Lodge Night (silent, 1923, 22 min.): The kids form their own lodge named the Cluck Cluck Klams. When one of them is kidnapped the Gang comes to the rescue. 2. Big Business (silent, 1924, 15 min.): The Gang opens up a barbershop complete with manicure lady, shoeshine boy and laundry service. 3. Buccaneers (silent, [192-?], 18 min.): The Our Gang bunch goes to sea as pirates. 4. Shivering Spooks (silent, 1926, 16 min.): A group of fake spiritualists chase Our Gang into a haunted house. 5. School's Out (sound, 1931, 21 min.): Jackie has a crush on his teacher so he circulates a petition to keep school open all summer. When a stranger comes looking for the teacher, the Our Gang members follow him to the swimming hole and steal his clothes. 6. Bear Shooters (sound, 1930, 20 min.): The Gang, dressed like African explorers, are off to shoot wild bears. Featuring Joe Cobb, Allen Hoskins, Mickey Daniels, Mary Kornman, Jackie Davis. 113 min. vhs 999:2044

Paper Moon (1973)
Directed by Peter Bogdanovich. Cast: Ryan O'Neal, Tatum O'Neal, Madeline Kahn, John Hillerman. Orphaned Addie is left in the care of unethical travelling Bible salesman Moses Pray, who may or may not be her father. En route to Addie's relatives, Moses learns that the 9-year-old is quite a handful: she smokes, cusses, and is almost as devious and manipulative as he is. They join forces as swindlers, working together so well that Addie is averse to breaking up the team -- which is one reason that she sabotages the romance between Moses and good-time gal Trixie. Later Moses runs afoul of a bootlegger and is nearly beaten to death by the criminal's twin-brother sheriff. Painfully pulling himself together, Moses gets Addie to her relatives, whereupon she adamantly refuses to leave his side. Based on the novel "Addie Pray" by Joe David Brown 102 min. DVD 7684
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Pollyanna (1960)
Directed by David Swift. Cast: Hayley Mills, Jane Wyman, Richard Egan, Karl Malden, Nancy Olson, Adolphe Menjou, Donald Crisp. Pollyanna is an orphan who brings sunshine into the lives of everyone she meets, but her strict Aunt Polly is too concerned with appearances and local politics to appreciate her niece. Based on the novel of the same title by Eleanor H. Porter. Special features: Audio commentary with David Swift and Hayley Mills; original theatrical animated short Nifty nineties; Pollyanna: making of a masterpiece; Re-creating Pollyanna's America; "1912"; Lost treasures: "Walt Disney TV introductions"; production archives; 1960 Disney studio album. 134 min. DVD X4001
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Pretty Baby (1978)
Directed by Louis Malle. Cast: Keith Carradine, Susan Sarandon, Brooke Shields, Frances Faye, Antonio Fargas, Matthew Anton, Diana Scarwid, Barbara Steele, Seret Scott, Cheryl Markowitz, Susan Manskey, Laura Zimmerman, Miz Mary, Gerrit Graham, Mae Mercer. A dramatization of a historical figure, the noted New Orleans photographer, E. J. Bellocq. He becomes obsessed with filming the prostitutes in New Orleans' red-light district, circa 1917, and is bewitched by the naive coquettishness of a twelve-year-old child prostitute. 109 min. DVD 2153; vhs 999:3149
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Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm (1938)
Directed by Allan Dwan. Cast: Shirley Temple, Randolph Scott, Jack Haley, Gloria Stuart, Phillis Brooks, Helen Westley, Slim Summerville, Bill Robinson. Eight-year-old Rebecca Winstead (Shirley Temple) is a confident, self-reliant little girl, a natural performer who wins a nation-wide talent contest. In order to take advantage of this wonderful opportunity to become a radio star, she must win the approval of her severe Aunt Miranda, who wants her to remain on Sunnybrook Farm. She also has to outwit her conniving stepfather, who has a habit of putting his best interests before hers. Suggested by the Kate Douglas Wiggin story. 80 min. DVD X3085
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Ruby Bridges (France / Martinique, 1995)
Directed by Euzhan Palcy. Cast: Penelope Ann Miller, Kevin Pollak, Michael Beach, Jean Louisa Kelly, Peter Francis James, Patrika Darbo, Chaz Monet, Diana Scarwid, Lela Rochon. When bright six year old Ruby is chosen to be the first African-American to integrate her local New Orleans elementary school, she is subjected to the true ugliness of racism for the very first time. 90 min. DVD X3462
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The Sixth Sense (1999)
Directed by M. Night Shyamalan. Cast: Bruce Willis, Toni Collette, Olivia Williams, Haley Joel Osment. A noted child psychologist attempts to help Cole, a frightened 8-year-old boy who is experiencing terrifying visions of the dead. The journey of discovery through Cole's incredible sixth sense leads them both to mysterious and unforseeable consequences in this supernatural thriller. 107 min. DVD 1670
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Children: International Films

Abouna(France / Chad / Netherlands, 2002)
Directed and written by Mahamat-Saleh Haroun. Cast: Ahidjo Mahamat Moussa, Hamza Moctar Aguid, Zara Haroun, Mounira Khalil, Kously Lamko. After two young Chadian boys discover their father has abandoned them, they embark on a desperate quest to bring him home. French and Arabic with English subtitles. 84 min. DVD 4732
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L'Adolescente, Sucre d'Amour (Lebanon / France / Canada, 1984)
The first film shot in post-war Lebanon, it begins in Beirut ten years into the conflict. Hala is a child of the war who sees life through the Egyptian movies she watches on television. Karim, an artist in retreat from life, remains in his apartment confident that he is safe in his familiar neighborhood. An unlikely bond is formed between them as they face a devastating civil war. 90 min. vhs 999:3042
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Ali Zaoua, Prince de la Rue (Morocco, 2000)
Directed by Nabil Ayouch. Ali, Kwita, Omar, and Boubker are a group of street urchins living in the hard streets of Casablanca. In order to survive they create a bond of friendship and family between them. The bond is cut short when Ali is senselessly killed; his life taken by a single act of a rival gang. Ali's friends decide not to report his death to the police, who would have the boy buried in a potter's field. Instead they decide to give him a worthy burial, to bury Ali on the private island he so often dreamed of. Ali Zaoua captures the power of dreams and presence of hope in the harshest of circumstances. In Arabic and French with English subtitles. 99 min. DVD 1905
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Gugler, Josef. "Ali Zaoua: The Harsh Life of Street Children and the Poetics of Childhood." The Journal of North African Studies; Sep 2007, Vol. 12 Issue 3, p369-379, 11p UC users only

Alice in den Städten (Alice in the Cities) (Germany, 1974)
Directed by Wim Wenders. Cast: Rudiger Vogler, Yella Rottlander, Lisa Kruzer. Phillip, a footloose 31-year old journalist on the road from the United States to Europe, suddenly finds himself with a new traveling companion: a 9-year old girl named Alice. 110 min. vhs 999:138
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The Apple (Sib) (Iran, 1997)
Director, Samira Makhmalbaf. An amazing true story directed by the daughter of the Iranian producer/director Mohsen Makhmalbaf. In a poor area of Tehran, some people inform the local welfare authorities that one of their neighbors is keeping his twin 11-year-old girls, Zahra and Masume locked up in his house and they have been living virtually as prisoners of their poor father and blind mother. 84 min. vhs 999:3079
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L'Argent (Money) (France, 1983)
Directed by Robert Bresson. Cast: Christian Patey, Vincent Risterucci, Caroline Lang, Sylvie Van den Elsen. Adapted from the story "The forged note" by Tolstoy, Bresson's film tells of the tragic chain of events which ensue when two schoolboys pass a forged banknote in a photography shop. The note is transferred to the unwitting Yvon, a delivery driver, who is arrested for possessing it. Despite being cleared by the court, Yvon loses his job and becomes trapped in a disastrous spiral of theft, imprisonment and murder. Special features: 2 interviews with Robert Bresson; Interview with Marguerite Duras; Theatrical trailer. 82 min. DVD 9438
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Au Revoir les Enfants (Goodbye, Children) (France, 1987)
Directed by Louis Malle. Based on the director's life, this film chronicles Malle's experiences during the German occupation of France in World War II. Julien (Malle) is 12 years old, and the smartest boy in his class at a Catholic boarding school when a new student appears. The two form a friendship and Julien soon discovers that his new friend is a Jew who must be hidden in their school from German soldiers. 103 min. DVD 5379; vhs 999:1434
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Bal (Honey) (Turkey | Germany | France, 2010)
Directed by Semih Kaplanoglu. Cast: Bora Altaş, Erdal Beşikçioğlu, Tülin Özen. Yusuf is an only child who lives with his parents in an isolated mountain area. The surrounding forest becomes a place of mystery and adventure when accompanying his beekeeper father on the job. The strong bond between father and son cannot protect the stuttering child from becoming an outsider during his first year of school. Yusuf's anxieties escalate when his father must travel to a faraway forest on a risky mission. With his father gone, Yusuf slips into silence to the distress of his mother. 103 min. DVD X6668
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Bandidos (Mexico / Spain, 1990)
Directed by Luis Estrada. Cast: Pedro Armendariz, Jorge Russek, Daniel Gimenez Cacho, Gabriela Roel, Bruno Rey. In 1913 during the Mexican revolution, a gang of young pre-teen boys scavenge places looted by adult bandits. The quartet soon become fast friends bound together by their many adventures and their need to fend off the lethal bullying of the adult bandits. Before long, the kid bandits are wreaking havoc in the countryside all on their own. 95 min. DVD 1289
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Bashu: The Little Stranger (Iran, 1990)
Directed by Bahram Beizai. One of an increasing number of Iranian films arriving in the United States in the wake of the Ayatolla Khomeini's death, this deceptively simple tale of a young boy orphaned by the Iran-Iraq War was made under government sponsorship but banned, presumably for its pacifist sentiments. Bashu offers eloquent universal messages about racial tolerance and the strength of the family. 115 min. vhs 999:3075
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Bicycle Thief (Ladri di Biciclette) (Italy, 1949)
Directed by Vittorio De Sica. Cast: Lamberto Maggiorani, Enzo Staiola. "The film tells the story of Antonio Ricci, an unemployed worker who gets a job posting flyers in the depressed post-World War II economy of Italy. To keep the job, he must have a bicycle, so his wife Maria sells her wedding sheets to get the money to get his bicycle from the pawnbroker. Early in the film, the bike is stolen, and Antonio and his son Bruno spend the remainder of the film searching for it. Antonio manages to locate the thief (who had already sold the bicycle) and summons the police, but with no proof and with the thief's neighbors willing to give him a false alibi, he abandons this cause. At the end of the film Antonio, desperate to keep his job, attempts to steal a bicycle himself. He is caught and humiliated in front of Bruno, but the owner of the bicycle declines to press charges, realizing that the humiliation is punishment enough. Antonio and his family face a bleak future as the film ends, coupled with Antonio's realization that he is not morally superior to the thief." [Wikipedia] Special features on DVD 7407: "Working with De Sica": a collection of new interviews with screenwriter Suso Cecchi D'Amico, actor Enzo Staiola, and film scholar Callisto Cosulich; "Life as it is": new program on the history of Italian neorealism in cinema, with scholar Mark Shiel; documentary on screenwriter and longtime Vittorio De Sica collaborator Cesare Zavattini, directed by Carlo Lizzani. 90 min. DVD 7407 (Criterion); DVD 23; vhs 999:116
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Billy Elliot(UK / France, 2000)
Director, Stephen Daldry Cast: Julie Walters, Gary Lewis, Jamie Draven, Jamie Bell, Adam Cooper. Eleven-year-old miner's son Billy Elliot is on his way to boxing lessons when he stumbles upon a ballet class. Billy secretly joins the class, knowing that his blue-collar family would never understand. 111 min. DVD X6181
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Black Moon (France | West Germany, 1975)
Directed by Louis Malle. Cast: Thérèse Giehse, Cathryn Harrison, Joe Dallesandro, Alexandra Stewart. After skirting the horrors of an unidentified war being waged in an anonymous countryside, a beautiful young woman takes refuge in a remote farmhouse where she becomes embroiled in the surreal domestic odyssey of a mysterious family. Evocatively shot by cinematographer Sven Nykvist, 'Black Moon' is a Freudian tale of adolescent sexuality set in a post-apocalyptic world of shifting identities and talking animals. Supplements: Pour le cinéma, archival video interview with director Louis Malle; gallery of behind-the-scenes photos; theatrical trailer. 100 min. DVD X6183
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The Buffalo Boy (Gardien de Buffles) (Mu`a len trau) (Vietnam / Belgium / France, 2004)
Directed by Nguyen-Vo Nghiem-Minh. Cast: The Lu Le, Antony Bert, Huu Thanh Nguyen. Set in the lowlands of southern Vietnam, this coming of age tale presents a stunning visual reflection on the rhythms of daily life and culture. When young Kim, out of necessity, joins the nomadic life of the buffalo herders, he is exposed to a complex, brutal way of existence. He must find his own way and sense of self in this male world of endurance, betrayal, and uncertainty, which can also offer friendship and independence. 98 min. vhs 999:3736
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Butterfly and Flowers (Peesua lae dokmai) (Thailand, 1986)
Directed by Euthana Mukdasanit. Cast: Suriya Yaovasong, Vasana Pholylem, Suchow Phongvilai. Based on a widely admired Thai novel, Butterfly and Flowers dramatises the lives of young village teenagers making a transition from the protective environment of their school playground, with its fostered ideals and supportive teachers, to the challenges posed by finding employment in a largely undeveloped rural community. 120 min. vhs 999:3812
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Ça commence aujourd'hui (It All Starts Today) (France, 1999)
Directed by Bertrand Tavernier. Cast: Philippe Torreton, Nadia Kaci, Maria Pitarresi. Daniel is schoolmaster of a kindergarten in a small French town. The local economy, which depended entirely on coal production, has been mired in a depression ever since the mines were closed. When their parents fall into utter discouragement or even poverty because of prolonged unemployment, the children suffer the consequences. Daniel is confronted daily with difficult situations and he feels required to deal with them although they are outside the scope of his responsibilities. 114 min. DVD 8816
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Central Station (Central do Brasil) (Brazil / France, 1998)
Directed by Walter Salles. When a young Brazilian boy witnesses his mother's accidental death, a lonely retired school-teacher reluctantly takes the child under her wing. Although they initially distrust each other, the two form an uncommon bond as they venture from the bustling city to Brazil's barren and remote northeast region in search of the boy's father. 106 min.DVD 8547; vhs 999:2446
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Kaufman, Anthony. "Sentimental journey as national allegory: an interview with Walter Salles." Cineaste Winter 1998 v24 i1 p19(3)

The Children are Watching Us (I bambini ci guardano) (Italy, 1944)
Director, Vittorio De Sica. Cast: Emilio Cigoli, Luciano de Ambrosis, Isa Pola, Adriano Rimoldi, Giovanna Cigoli, Ione Frigerio, Maria Gardena, Dina Perbellini, NIcoletta Parodi, Tecla Scarano, Ernesto Calindri, Olinto Cristina, Mario Gallina, Zaira la Fratta, Armando Migliari, Guido Morisi. Follows a four-year-old boy who is trapped in a loveless family with his suicidal father and his adulteress mother.Based on the novel Prico by Cesare Giulio Viola. 84 min. DVD X5308
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Children of Heaven (Bacheha-Ye aseman) (Iran, 1997)
Director, Majid Majidi. A young boy, Ali, loses his sister Zahra's school shoes. In order to stay out of trouble, the two come up with a plan to share Ali's shoes, but they must keep it a secret from their parents. 88 min. DVD 2061
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The Chorus (Les Choristes) (France / Switzerland / Germany, 2004)
Directed by Christophe Barratier with Jean-Paul Bonnaire, Marie Bunel and Jean-Baptiste Maunier. Cast: Gerard Jugnot, Francois Berleand, Kad Merad, Jean-Paul Bonnaire, Marie Bunel, Paul Charieras. Unemployed music teacher Clement Mathieu becomes the supervisor at a French boarding school for the rehabilitation of minors. Dismayed by the repressive administration, he works to positively transform the students' lives through music. 97 min. DVD 3914
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Chronicle of a Lone Boy (Crónica de un Niño Solo)(Argentina, 1965)
Directed by Leonardo Favio. Cast: Leonardo Favio, Tino Pascali, Beto Gianola, Diego Puente, Oscar Espindola. Banned by the Argentinian government for nearly thirty years, this film is a searing indictment of a fascist regime running roughshod over its most vulnerable citizens--its children. Focusing on the bleak life of Polin, a boy abandoned by his family and sent to live in a state run orphanage, it is also a moving portrait of the human spirit imprisoned by the chains of well intentioned fools. 86 min. DVD 6876; vhs 999:1656

Farina, Alberto. Leonardo Favio Buenos Aires: Centro Editor de America Latina, 1993. Directores del cine argentino; 5. (Main Stack PN1993.A7.F37 1993)
Oubiña, David. De como el cine de Leonardo Favio conto el dolor y el amor de su gente, emociono al carinoso publico, trazo nuevos rumbos para entender la imagen y otras reflexiones Buenos Aires : Nuevo Extremo, c1993. (Main Stack PN1998.3.F38 O93 1993)
Oubiña, David. "Pop rebel: Argentina's flamboyant movie maverick finds the poetic within the populist." Film Comment Sept-Oct 2001 v37 i5 p38(3)

Cinema Paradiso (Nuovo Cinema Paradiso) (Italy / France, 1988)
Directed by Giuseppe Tornatore. Cast: Antonella Attili, Salvatore Cascio, Philippe Noiret, Jacques Perrin. A young boy in a small Italian village is befriended by the projectionist at the movie theater, the Cinema Paradiso. As he grows up he learns to love films, and is encouraged by his good friend to pursue his dream of one day making movies. 121 min. DVD 3195 (PAL); vhs 999:1976
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The City of Lost Children (La Cité des enfants perdus) (France / Germany / Spain, 1995)
Directed by Marc Caro and Jean-Pierre Jeunet. Cast: Ron Perman, Daniel Emilfork, Judith Vittet, Dominique Pinon, Jean-Claude Dreyfus, Geneviève Brunet, Odile Mallet, Mireille Mosse. This fantastically-twisted fairy tale is chock-full of curious characters and special effects. A sad and heartbroken madman, Krank, is aging prematurely because he can't dream. He kidnaps little children, hoping that eventually he will find a way to steal their sleeping thoughts. The story takes the form of a quest, as a sentimental harpooner-turned-fairground strongman, One, sets out to find his young brother on a dilapidated oil rig. He soon falls in love with the gutsy nine-year old girl (who is head of the orphan gang), and together they run a gauntlet of fantastical dangers as they join hearts and hands to save a small boy's dreams from the madman's master plan. 114 min. DVD 3014
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Class Trip (La classe de neige)(France, 1998)
Directed by Claude Miller. Cast: Clement Van Den Bergh, Lokman Nalcakan, Francois Roy, Yves Verhoeven, Emmanuelle Bercot, Tina Sportolaro. Nicolas is an insecure child plagued by visions of disaster. On a class trip to the ski country, Nicolas is befriended by the class bully. When one of Nicolas's visions mirrors a true-life murder, they set out to solve the crime. Based on the novel by Emmanuel Carrere. 96 min. DVD X3578
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The Color of Paradise (Rang-e khoda) (Iran, 1999)
Director, Majid Majidi. Mohammad joyfully returns to his tiny village on summer vacation from the Institute for the Blind in Tehran, unaware of his father's intentions to disown him. Engaged to be married, the widowed man has keptMohammad a secret from his fiancee, certain the boy'sdisability will destroy his only chance for happiness. With the wedding swiftly approaching Mohammad's future hangs precariously in the balance as his fatherstruggles against his destiny, unable to see the wonder of life and love that's so clear to his son. 90 min. DVD 2060
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Cría Cuervos (Spain, 1976)
Director, Carlos Saura. Surrounded by tragedy and death, a nine-year old girl comes to believe that she has the power of life and death over those close to her. 107 min. vhs 999:1967
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De la calle (Street Lives)) (Mexico, 2001)
Directed by Gerardo Tort. Cast: Luis Fernando Peña, Maya Zapata, Armando Hernandez, Mario Zaragoza. Tells the story of homeless children living on the streets and in the sewers of Mexico City wandering in packs, stealing, using drugs, and hoping for a better life someday. 81 min. DVD 9456
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Demons in the Garden (Demonios en el Jardín) (Spain, 1982)
Directed by Manuel Gutiérrez Aragón. Examines the dynamics of a post-Spanish Civil War family which achieves economic success in the black market while currying favor with the ruling party. This saga of a family damaged by fraticidal rivalries and morally wasted by corruption, is presented through the eyes of a small boy. 100 min. vhs 999:1725; also vhs 999:1945 (PAL format, Spanish without subtitles)
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Dust of life (Poussières de vie) (France | Algeria | Belgium | Germany | Hong Kong, 1995)
Director: Rachid Bouchareb. Cast: Daniel Guyant, Gilles Chitlaphone, Jehan Pages, Eric Nguyen, Leon Outtrabady, Siu Lin Lam, William Low, Yann Roussel. Shortly after the fall of Saigon, internal disruption further destroyed North and South Vietnam. Northern soldiers are convinced the Southern population has become corrupted by imperialistic ideas. Determined to change the Southern population, North Vietnamese soldiers roam the streets, picking up orphaned boys for transport to rehabilitation camps. Living conditions at the camps are deplorable, especially for Bob, Son, and Shrimp, who are struggling to survive at the Phu Van camp. Based on the novel "La colline de fanta" by Duyên Anh. 108 min. DVD X6081
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The Elementary School (Obecná Skola) (Russia, 1991)
Directed by Jan Sverak. Ten-year-old Eda lives in Czechoslvakia. It is 1945 he goes to school with some boys who are so mischievous that they drive away their teacher. She is replaced by a tough disciplinarian who administers frequent beatings and also brags that he played an important role in the resistance to the Nazis. Despite this, the boys take to him. This gentle drama manages to get in some political points, including well-placed jibes about the development of a "model socialist state" in Czechoslovakia after the war. 110 min. vhs 999:2749
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The Emperor of Peru (France | Canada, 1982)
Directed by Fernando Arrabal. Cast: Mickey Rooney, Anick, Jonathan Starr, Ky Huot Uk, Monique Mercure, Guy Hoffmann. This charming story follows two siblings, Toby and Liz whose family temporarily decides to foster a young Cambodian boy, Hoang. The three children soon discover a crippled railroad engineer in the woods who sparks a string of fantasies and wild ideas which culminate in their decision to restore an abandoned train so they can go to Cambodia to reunite the boy with his family. 81 min. DVD X2899
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Les enfants terrible(France, 1950)
Directed by Jean-Pierre Melville. Cast: Nicole Stephane, Edouard Dermithe, Renee Cosima, Jacques Bernard, Roger Gaillard, Maurice Revel, Adeline Aucoc. Voice: Jean Cocteau. Elisabeth is very protective of her teenage brother Paul, who has been injured in a snowball fight at school and has to rest in bed most of the time. The siblings are inseparable, living in the same room, fighting, playing secret games, and rarely leaving the house. Paul's friend, Gerard, often drops by to stay with them. One day Elisabeth brings home Agathe to live with them. She bears a strong resemblance to Dargelos, a schoolboy whom Paul had a crush on and the same boy who injured him. When Paul and Agathe become attracted to each other, Elizabeth becomes very jealous. Special features: Audio commentary by writer, film critic, and journalist Gilbert Adair; interviews with producer Carole Weisweiller, actors Nicole Stephane and Jacques Bernard, and assistant director Claude Pinoteau; "Around Jean Cocteau" (2003), a short video by filmmaker Noel Simsolo discussing Cocteau and Melville's creative relationship; theatrical trailer; gallery of behind-the-scenes stills; a booklet featuring a new essay by critic Gary Indiana, a tribute by Stephane, an excerpt from Rui Nogueira's "Melville on Melville" and drawings by Cocteau. Based on the 1929 novel "Les enfants terribles" by Jean Cocteau. 106 min. DVD 8315
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El Sur (Spain, 1983)
Director, Victor Erice. Estrella, a little girl from Southern Spain who has been uprooted to the North, maintains a sentimentalized attachment to the region of her birth, an attachment manifested in her love for her father. The girl's rose-colored memories are shattered when she learns that her beloved dad once carried on an affair with a Southern woman, and that the flames of passion still smolder within him. In Spanish without subtitles. 92 min. vhs 999:3533
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Eternity and a Day (Mia aioniotita kai mia mera) (Germany / Greece / France / Italy, 1998)
Directed by Constantine Giannaris. Cast: Bruno Ganz, Fabrizio Bentivoglio, Isabelle Renauld, Achilleas Skevis. A celebrated Greek writer, who is terminally ill, sets his sights on one last idyllic day. Embarking on a voyage to relive an idealized time with his long lost wife, his day is interrupted when he happens upon a lost and troubled eight-year-old boy, an illegal immigrant from Albania. The two strangers, crossing paths at a special moment in time, share a poignant life experience. 129 min. DVD X229; vhs 999:3185
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Finding Neverland (UK / USA, 2004)
Directed by Marc Forster. Cast: Johnny Depp, Kate Winslet, Julie Christie, Radha Mitchell, Dustin Hoffman, Freddie Highmore, Joe Prospero, Nick Roud, Luke Spill, Ian Hart, Kelly Macdonald. Well-known playwright James M. Barrie finds his career at a crossroads when his latest play flops and doubters begin to question his future. Then by chance he meets a widow and her four adventurous boys. Together they form a friendship that ignites the imagination needed to produce Barrie's greatest work. Traverses both fantasy and everyday reality, melding the difficulties of adult life with the spellbinding allure and childlike innocence of the boy who never grows up. 101 min. DVD 3665
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Forbidden Games (Jeux interdits) (France, 1952)
Directed by René Clément. An orphaned girl in 1940s France is taken in by a farm family. The story focuses on the relationship which grows between the girl and the family's youngest son. 84 min. DVD 4992; vhs 999:133
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400 Blows ( Les quatre cents coups) (France, 1958)
Directed by François Truffaut. Cast: Jean-Pierre Leaud, Claire Maurier, Albert Remy, Guy Decomble, Georges Flamant, Patrick Auffay. A tale of a lonely Parisian youth, buffeted by school and family problems. 97 min. DVD 1727, part 1; DVD 68; vhs 999:8
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Good Morning (Ohayô) (Japan, 1959)
Directed by Ozu Yasujiro. A satiric comedy set in a 1950s residential suburb of Tokyo, about two young brothers who refuse to talk until their parents agree to buy them a television set. 93 min. DVD 2759
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Halfaouine: Child of the Terraces (Asfar al-sath) (Tunisia / France / Italy, 1990)
Directed by Ferid Boughedir. In this coming of age film Noura, an inquisitive thirteen-year-old Arab boy, begins to experience his own sexual desires when he visits the local Turkish bathhouse with his mother. But just as Noura is awakened to the pleasures of the opposite sex, he risks being wrestled from their tender, affectionate companionship and thrust into the callous and rigid company of men. 98 min. DVD Special features: "Camera arabe (1987), feature-length documentary on the history of Arab cinema, directed by Ferid Boughedir (w/English subtitles. DVD 3555; also vhs 999:3060
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Hollow City (Na cidade vazia)(Angola, 2004)
Directed by Maria João Ganga. N'dala is an orphan from the Angolan province of Bie, a flashpoint in the rebellion that incited Angola's brutal civil war. In 1991 N'dala is airlifted by missionaries to the port city of Luanda, Angola's capital. He slips away from the nuns at the airport, choosing the solitude of the streets of the old city, but he is not prepared for living by his wits. His wandering leads N'dala to the beach where he takes shelter in an old fisherman's shack, but he is haunted by nightmares of the assault that left his family dead, and he soon disappears into the shanty-town neighborhoods of the city. Each step N'dala takes into the dark streets of the city leads him farther from his home. In Portuguese with optional English subtitles. 88 min. DVD 5810
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Hope and Glory (UK, 1987)
Director, John Boorman. Cast: Sebastian Rice Edwards, Geraldine Muir, Sarah Miles, David Hayman, Sammi Davis, Derrick O'Connor. Set against the terrors of a London torn apart by the onset of WWII, tells the story of 7 yr. old Billy who finds his childhood to be a time of great danger and even greater discovery. From thunderous bombings and the constant threat of Luftwaffe air raids to the landing of a German paratrooper in his neighborhood and the joyous obliteration of his much-hated school, Billy's young life is shaped by the one positive thing war has brought him: liberation from the ordinary. 113 min. DVD 1714
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The Horse (At) (Turkey / West Germany, 1983)
Directed by Ali Ozgenturk. Set in modern Turkey, this is a compelling story of a father and son's struggle against desperate poverty and hardship, to earn enough money for the boy to go to school. 116 min. vhs 999:2310
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Hunted (UK, 1952)
Directed by Charles Crichton. Cast: Dirk Bogarde, Jon Whiteley, Kay Walsh, Elizabeth Sellars, Frederick Piper, Julian Somers. Robbie, a scared six-year-old, accidentally sets fire to his foster-parent's living room and fearing the consequences, flees into London's dockland and into even greater trouble. Straight into the arms of murderer Chris Lloyd, who in a jealous rage, has just killed his wife's lover in the ruined warehouse in which Robbie had hoped to hide. Desperate to escape, Lloyd is forced to take Robbie with him in his dash for the Scottish border. 81 min. DVD X1917
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If They Tell You I Fell (Si te dicen que caí) (Spain, 1989)
Directed by Vicente Aranda. Cast: Victoria Abril, Jorge Sanz, Antonio Banderas, Javier Gurruchaga, Guillermo Montesinos. In the post Spanish civil war years, Catalan kids would sit in circles among the ruins and tell 'aventis', stories with no beginning or end or purpose, to vent frustration about the times. The movie tells these creative stories as flashbacks. 120 min. DVD 8155
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I'm Not Scared (Io Non Ho Paura) (Italy / Spain / UK, 2003)
Directed by Gabriele Salvatores. Cast: Aitana Sanchez-Gijon, Dino Abbrescia, Giorgio Careccia, Riccardo Zinna, Michele Vasca, Susy Sanchez, Antonella Stefanucci, Giuseppe Cristiano, Mattia di Pierro. While playing outside one day in a wheat field, nine-year-old Michele discovers Filippo, who is chained to the ground at the bottom of a hole. Michele witnesses town bad boy Felice nearby and suspects something bad is happening. Michele is unsure whom he should tell about his discovery, eventually spilling the tale to his closest friend. When Michele's parents learn of his discovery, they warn him to forget whatever he saw. 102 min. DVD 3107
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Innocent Voices (Voces inocentes).(Mexico / USA / Puerto Rico, 2004)
Directed by Luis Mandoki. Cast: Carlos Padilla, Leonor Varela, Gustavo Muñoz, José Maria Yazpik, Ofelia Medina. Set in El Salvador in the 1980s, the story of an eleven-year-old boy and the pressures on his life from the civil war. Based on the true story of screenwriter Oscar Torres's embattled childhood. 118 min. DVD (PAL, region 2) DVD 7340
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The Innocents (UK, 1961)
Directed by Jack Clayton. Cast: Deborah Kerr, Peter Wyngarde, Megs Jenkins, Michael Redgrave, Pamela Franklin, Martin Stephens. Shortly after coming to live with orphans Flora and Miles in their dark, eerie mansion, the new governess mistakes their strange behavior for precociousness. But she soon comes to believe that the charming, beautiful children are possessed by evil, malicious spirits--the souls of their previous governess and estate manager who are now dead. Screenplay by William Archibald and Truman Capote Based on the story "The Turn of the Screw" by Henry James. 99 min. DVD 4753; also vhs 999:2332
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Invisible Children (Los Niños Invisibiles) (Venezuela / Colombia, 2001)
Director, Lisandro Duque Naranjo. In a small town in Colombia in the 1950s three eight-year-olds attempt to make themselves invisible by following the directions in a book of black magic.Fifty years later one of these children tells the story of their adventures. 90 min. vhs 999:3590
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Is Anybody There? (UK, 2008)
Directed by John Crowley. Cast: Michael Caine, David Morrissey, Ann-Marie Duff, Thelma Barlow, Rosemary Harris, Leslie Phillips, Ralph Riach, Elizabeth Spriggs, Sylvia Syms, Peter Vaughan, Bill Milner. Ten-year-old Edward lives in his family-run retirement home. While his mother struggles to keep the family business afloat and his father copes with the onset of a mid-life crisis, Edward leads an increasingly lonely existence until he meets Clarence, a retired magician and grieving widower who refuses to give in gracefully to old age. 94 min. Included on DVD X2739
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Kikujirô (Japan, 1999)
Directed by Takeshi Kitano. Lonely nine-year-old Masao leaves Tokyo in search of his mother, whom he has never met. He's accompanied on his journey across the Japanese countryside by the surly, middle-aged crook Kikujiro, who is none too happy being the chaperone. When Kikujiro gambles away all the travel money, the two must rely on their wits and the kindness of strangers. 116 min. DVD 1088
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The Kitchen Toto. (UK, 1987)
Directed by Harry Hook. Adult drama set in racially charged Kenya in the 1950s. A young native boy is taken in as a kitchen servant by a white family after the boy's pacifist father is murdered by militant Mau Mau warriors who now demand that the young boy take a blood oath to kill the family he serves ... or he also will die. 96 min. vhs 999:2858
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Buss, Robin. "The Kitchen Toto." (movie reviews) Times Educational Supplement, n3737 (Feb 12, 1988):29 (1 page)

The Kite Runner (USA, 2007)
Directed by Marc Forster. Cast: Khalid Abdalla, Homayoun Ershadi, Shaun Toub, Atossa Leoni, Saïd Taghmaoui, Zekiria Ebrahimi, Ali Danish Bakhtyari, Ahmad Khan Mahmoodzada. In a divided country on the verge of war, two childhood friends, Amir and Hassan, are about to be torn apart forever. It's a glorious afternoon in Kabul and the skies are bursting with the exhilarating joy of a kite-fighting tournament. But in the aftermath of the day's victory, one boy's fearful act of betrayal will mark their lives forever and set in motion an epic quest for redemption. Now, after twenty years of living in America, Amir returns to a perilous Afghanistan under the Taliban's iron-fisted rule to face the secrets that still haunt him and take one last daring chance to set things right. Based on the book by Khaled Hosseini. Special features: Optional introduction Public Service Announcement with Khaled Hosselini; Commentary with Forster, Hosseini & Benioff; "Words from 'The kite runner'" featurette; "Images from 'The kite runner'" featurette (25 min.). 128 min. DVD X839
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Kolya (Kolja) (Czech Republic, 1996)
Directed by Jan Sverak. A confirmed bachelor is in for the surprise of his life when a get-rich-quick scheme backfires, setting off a wild set of circumstances and leaving him with a pint-sized new roommate. 105 min. DVD X5343; vhs 999:2259
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Like Stars on Earth: Every Child is Special (Taare zameen par)(India, 2007)
Directed by Aamir Khan. Cast: Darsheel Safary, Aamir Khan, Tanay Chheda, Sachet Engineer, Tisca Chopra, Vipin Sharma. Eight-year-old Ishaan can't seem to get anything right in class and gets into more trouble than his parents can handle. They pack him off to boarding school to 'be disciplined,' and his art teacher, Nikumbh, realizes that something is wrong and sets out to discover what it is. With time, patience, and care, Nikumbh helps Ishann find himself. Special features (Disc 2): Deleted scenes; the making of Like Stars on Earth; panel discussion on children; feature commentary by director Aamir Khan. 165 min. DVD X4933
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The Little Girl Who Sold The Sun (La Petite Vendeuse de Soleil) (Senegal, 1998)
Directed by Djibril Diop Mambéty. A parable which uses the struggles of a young crippled girl in Dakar trying to earn her living in the market place selling newspapers to mirror Africa's role in the international marketplace. In Wolof with English subtitles. 44 min. vhs 999:2224

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Lord of the Flies (UK, 1963)
Directed by Peter Brook. Cast: Cast: James Aubrey (Ralph), Tom Chapin (Jack), Hugh Edwards (Piggy), Roger Elwin (Roger), Tom Gaman (Simon). Thirty English schoolboys are stranded on an uncharted island at the start of the "next" war. With no adults present, they quickly turn into savages. Special DVD features: theatrical trailer; audio commentary by director Brook and producer Allen, director of photography Hollyman, and camerman/editor Gerald Feil; excerpts from the novel, read by William Golding; a deleted scene, with a reading by Golding; original production scrapbook, home movies, and outtakes; excerpts from Gerald Feil's 1972 documentary "The empty space," showing Brook's methods. 90 min. DVD 1168; vhs 999:530
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Ma vie en rose (My Life In Pink) (France, 1997)
Directed by Alain Berliner. Cast: Michele Laroque, Jean-Philippe Ecoffey, Hélène Vincent, Georges Du Fresne, Daniel Hanssens, Laurence Bibot, Jean-François Gallotte, Caroline Baehr, Julien Riviere, Marie Bunel. With six-year-old certainty, Ludovic believes he was meant to be a little girl and that the mistake will soon be corrected. Instead of the miraculous, Ludo finds rejection, isolation and guilt as the intense reactions of family, friends, and neighbors strip away every innocent lace and bauble. 89 min. DVD 960; vhs 999:2274
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Marcelino Pan y Vino (The Miracle of Marcelino) (Spain / Italy, 1954)
Directed by Ladislao Vajda. Story of the miracle of a little boy, abandoned at a monastery, who is discovered to be talking with Jesus Christ. 89 min.DVD X1156; vhs 999:1196
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Mission Kashmir (India, 2000)
Director, Vidhu Vinod Chopra. Cast: Sanjay Dutt, Hrithik Roshan, Preity Zinta, Sonali Kulkarni, Puru Rajkumar, Jackie Shroff. When a young boy is orphaned during a violent attack on his home, he is adopted by the officer of the raid and his loving wife. His dream life with his new parents is shattered when he discovers that the man he calls father was the task force leader responsible for murdering his parents. After ten years he returns home, an instrument of destruction on a mission of annihilation, revolution and revenge. 157 min. DVD 1208
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Mondo (France, 1996)
Directed by Tony Gatlif. Cast: Ovidiu Balan, Philippe Petit, Pierrette Fesch, Schahla Aalam, Jerry Smith, Maurice Maurin. Mondo, a 10-year-old gypsy boy, mysteriously appears in Nice, France and begins asking strangers if they would like to adopt him. As he wanders, he befriends a magician, a Vietnamese woman, a fisherman, and others. 78 min. vhs 999:3788
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The Mirror (Ayneh) (Iran, 1997)
Directed by Jafar Panahi. Cast: Mina Mohamad-Khani, M. Shirzad, Kazem Mojdehi, T. Samadpour, N. Omoumi. When Mina's mother fails to pick her up after school in Tehran, the little girl sets off by herself and is thrust into a perilous adventure in an adult world. 97 min. DVD 7233

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Murmur of the Heart (Le Souffle au Coeur) (France, 1971)
Directed by Louis Malle. Cast: Lea Massari, Benoit Ferreux, Daniel Gelin, Michel Lonsdale, Ave Ninchi, Gila von Weitershausen. This Oedipal comedy, set in France in 1954, is a poignant and provocative portrait of a young man's sexual initiation and his complex, controversial relationship with his vivacious mother. 118 min. DVD 5380; vhs vhs 999:3456
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My Life as a Dog (Mitt Liv Som Hund)(Sweden, 1987)
Directed by Lasse Hallstrom. Bundled off to a rural village while his ill mother recuperates, a young boy finds adventure with the town's warm hearted eccentrics. Based on the novel: Mitt liv som hund by Reidar Jonsson (Main Stack PT9876.2.O32.M57131 1989) 101 min. DVD 259
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My Name Is Ivan (Ivan's Childhood)(Ivanovo detstvo) (Soviet Union, 1963)
Director: Andrei Tarkovsky. Cast: Kolia Burlaiev, Valentin Zubkov, Valentina Maliavina, Yevgeny Zharikov. During World War II twelve year-old Ivan, hell-bent on revenge after his family is killed by German soldiers, serves the Russian army by reconnoitering behind enemy lines. 99 min. DVD X2268; vhs 999:3577
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Daly, Fergus; Waugh, Katherine. "Ivan's Childhood." Senses of Cinema vol. 15, pp. (no pagination), Summer 2001
Ross, Bruce. "Nostalgia and the Child 'Topoi': Metaphors of Disruption and Transcendence in the Work of Joseph Brodsky, Marc Chagall and Andrei Tarkovsky." Analecta Husserliana, vol. 28, pp. 307-323, 1990
Thompson, John O. "Reflexions on Dead Children in the Cinema and Why There Are Not More of Them." In: Representations of childhood death / edited by Gillian Avery and Kimberley Reynolds. New York : St. Martin's Press, 2000. (Main Stack HQ1073.R46 2000)

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My Sky, My Home (Langitku Rumahku) (Indonesia, 1989)
Directed by Slamet Rahardjo Djarot. Andri, a rich Indonesian boy, has become friends with a very poor boy about his own age, Gempol. When Gempol's shanty home is demolished in a slum-clearance project, the two boys take off into the countryside to find Gempol's grandparents and ensure that they take proper responsibility for his family. 103 min. vhs 999:3592
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Never Too Young to Dream (Atlético San Pancho) (Mexico, 2001)
Directed by Alberto Gout. Cast: Héctor Suarez, Plutarco Haza, Lumi Cavazos, Luis Felipe Tovar, Giovanni Florido, Erich Harrsh, Adrián Sol, Valeria Uribe. The game of soccer is all but dead in San Francisco del Monte, a small Mexican village once known for producing famous soccer players. A group of kids, helped by the town's janitor, form a team that mananges to kick their way to a national championship. Presented at the International Latino Film Festival held in the San Francisco Bay Area. 105 min. vhs 999:3921
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The Night of the Shooting Stars (La Notte di San Lorenzo) (Italy, 1982)
Directed by Paolo and Vittorio Taviani. Cast: Omero Antonutti, Margarita Lozano, Rinaldo Mirannalti, Enrica Maria Modugno. Depicts the final days of World War II in Italy, seen mostly through the eyes of a six-year-old girl. It is a mythic recollection by the protagonist of life on the run when a group of Italian villagers flee from brutal Nazi occupiers in the summer of 1944. 107 min. DVD 1949
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A Passagem da Noite ( Night Passage) (Portugal, 2004)
Directed by Luis Filip Rocha. Cast: Maria Seixas, João Ricardo, João Pedro Vaz, Maria D'Aires, Pompeu José, Maria Rueff. Maria, 17, is raped by a drug addict and gets pregnant. She decides to hide the situation from everyone and to face this tragedy alone which will become her"passage" to adulthood. 95 min. Non-US (PAL) format DVD. DVD 5231
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An Orphan on the Street (Wan jia deng huo) (China, 1949)
Directed by Fu Shen. Cast: Longji Wang, Lin Zhen, Guan Hongda, Du Lei. The misadventures of a street urchin based on a popular comic character named Three Hairs, because of the three thin stalks of hair sticking straight up. After a night on the streets, Three Hairs looks for work wherever he can get it; he polishes shoes, picks garbage and sells newspapers, but finally decides to give up. He puts a "for sale" sign on his back and goes looking for a buyer. 110 min. DVD 9434
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The Orphanage (El orfanato) (Mexico / Spain, 2007)
Directed by Juan Antonio Bayona. Cast: Belen Rueda, Fernando Cayo, Roger Princep, Mabel Rivera, Montserrat Carulla, Andres Gertrudix, Edgar Vivar. A mother of a young boy decides to purchase the orphanage she spent her own childhood in, hoping to restore and reopen the long abandoned facility as both a home for them and a school for disabled children. However, her son's imagination seems to run wild in their new home, as he becomes increasingly involved with a group of seemingly imaginary friends. Special features: "When Laura grew up: constructing The orphanage" featurette (18 min.); "Tomas' secret room" production featurette (11 min.); "Horror in the unknown: make-up effects" featurette (10 min.); "Rehearsal studio" featurette (4 min.); still gallery; "Marketing Campaign" teasers and trailers (6 min.); poster gallery; 105min. DVD X542
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Padre Padrone (My Father, My Master) (Italy, 1977)
Directed by Paolo & Vittorio Taviani. Cast: Omero Antonutti, Saverio Marconi, Marcella Michelangeli, Fabrizio Forte. A true story of a son's development under an oppressive father. Gavino livesA powerful story of a son's development under an oppressive father. Gavino Ledda lives in solitude as an illiterate Sardinian shephard. His father is the brutal instrument of that solitude. Year after year Gavino is isolated alone with his flock in the mountains; separated from family, schools and the collectivity of his town. Finally, he rebels against his father and his own illiteracy. Studying by himself, Gavino earns his degree and writes a book about himself. 113 min. DVD 4074; vhs 999:951; and vhs 999:3777 in the original Italian version (no subtitles)
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Pelle the Conqueror (Pelle Erobreren)(Denmark | Sweden, 1987)
Directed by Bille August. A Swedish father and his son Pelle travel to Denmark in search of a new life. As their boat lands, the father tells his son he is still young and can conquer the world. Realizing his father cannot help him fulfill his dreams, Pelle sets off for a life of adventure. Based on the novel by Martin Nexo. 138 min. DVD 663
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Cannes Film Festival - Palme d'Or
Golden Globe Awards - Best Foreign Language Film

Picnic at Hanging Rock (Australia, 1979)
Directed by Peter Weir. Cast: Rachel Roberts, Dominic Guard, Helen Morse, Jacki Weaver, Anne Lambert, John Jarrett. In 1900, a group of Australian schoolgirls prepare for a Valentine's Day picnic at Hanging Rock. They depart for their outing, and four of them disappear and are never found. 107 min. DVD 941
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La Promesse (France, 1996)
Directed by Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne. Cast: Jeremie Renier, Olivier Gourmet, Assita Ouedraogo, Rasmane Ouedraogo. Under the conscienceless guidance of his father, 15 year old Igor appears destined to a life of petty crime. All changes, however, when Igor makes a promise to an immigrant who, while working illegally for his father, accidentally falls to his death. As Igor's father scrambles to cover-up the accident Igor must choose between the demands of his awakening conscience and his love for his father. 93 min. DVD 1140; vhs 999:3227
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Quand les Etoiles Rencontrent la Mer (When the Stars Meet the Sea) (Madagascar, 1966)
A film by Raymond Rajaonarivelo. A drama centering on a boy born during a lunar eclipse, according to tradition, an evil vintana or fate; which endowes him with revolutionary power and condemnes him to be trampled to death in a cattle corral. He is rescued however by a childless woman and the film traces his quest to break free of his destiny by offering love instead of vengeance and fear. In French and Malagasy dialogue with English subtitles. 77 min. vhs 999:1836

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Rahul (India, 2001)
Directed by Prakash Jha. The story of divorce, as seen through the eyes of a five-year-old. Rahul, staying with his father, wants his divorced mother back but his father has already brought another woman into the house. Rahul is in turmoil as he goes through a blend of tears and laughter hoping to reunite his parents but ultimately fails. 151 min. DVD 2490
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Ratcatcher (UK / France, 1999)
Directed by Lynne Ramsay. Cast: William Eadie, Tommy Flanagan, Mandy Matthews. A haunting evocation of a troubled Glasgow childhood. Set during Scotland's national garbage strike of the mid-1970's, Ratcatcher explores the experiences of a poor adolescent boy as he struggles to reconcile his dreams and his guilt with the abjection that surrounds him. Special features: Video interview with Lynne Ramsay; three award-winning short films by Lynne Ramsay: Small deaths (1995), Kill the day (1996), and Gasman (1997); stills gallery; and original theatrical trailer. 94 min. DVD 8167
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Red Balloon (Le Ballon rouge) (France, 1956)
Directed by Albert Lamorisse. Academy award winning children's film about a young French boy who makes friends with a bright red balloon that joins him as he goes to school, plays with his friends, etc. No dialogue, entire story told in music and sound. 34 min. DVD 9639; vhs vhs 999:991
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Rentrée des classes (France, 1955)
Directed by Jacques Rozier. Cast: Boglio René, Jean Rémy, Marius Sumian. In this film short a boy manages to do all the wrong things on his first day of school: arriving late, not doing his homework and bringing a snake into the classroom. 20 min. DVD X5382
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The Runner (Iran, 1985)
Directed by Amir Naderi. Iranian orphan Amiroo lives in an abandoned ship, earning a meagre living through casual jobs such as shoe-cleaning. But mainly, Amiroo is in a hurry. He runs. He races. And he tries to out-distance his illiteracy by ceaselessly learning all kinds of things. As he follows lessons at an evening school, he attains victory and self-respect in a race with his peers. 94 min. vhs 999:3081
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School Blown Away by the Wind (Iran, 1996)
Directed by Mohsen Makhmalbaf. The school for nomad children seen in the film Gabbeh, is the subject of this heartwarming drama. An old man visits the classroom, and at first mistaken for an inspector, eventually is revealed as a former teacher of nomad children who has stopped by to refresh his memories of this happy time in his life. 8 min. (With "Images from the Qajar Dynasty.") DVD 3529; also on vhs 999:2968

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Slumdog Millionaire (UK, 2008)
Directed by Danny Boyle; Loveleen Tandan. Cast: Dev Patel, Anil Kapoor, Saurabh Shakla, Raj Zutshi, Jeneva Talwar, Freida Pinto, Irrfan Khan. Jamal Malik is an 18 year-old orphan from the slums of Mumbai. With the whole nation watching, he is just one question away from winning a staggering 20 million rupees on India's version of "Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?" When the show breaks for the night, police arrest him on suspicion of cheating. Desperate to prove his innocence, Jamal tells the story of his life in the slum where he and his brother grew up. He describes their adventures together on the road, of vicious encounters with local gangs, and of Latika, the girl he loved and lost. Every chapter of his story reveals the key to the answer to one of the game show's questions. Jamal's increasingly layered story reveals where he learned the answers to the show's seemingly impossible questions. When the new day dawns and Jamal returns to answer the final question, the Inspector and sixty million viewers watch to find out if he can answer the question of how anyone comes to know the things they know about life and love. Based on the novel: "Q & A" by Vikas Swarup. 120 min. DVD X1377
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The Silence (Sukut. Sokout. Sokhout). (Iran, 1998)
Directed by Mohsen Makhmalbaf. Cast: Tahmineh Normatova, Nadereh Abdelahyeva, Golbibi Ziadolahyeva, Hakem Ghassem, Araz M. Mohamadli. From one of Iran's most celebrated filmmakers comes a hypnotic symphony of visual and aural rhythms. It follows the life of Khorshid, a blind 10-year-old boy who experiences life through hypnotic sounds and the music of the world. 75 min. DVD X5668; vhs 999:3676
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Small Change (L'Argent de poche) (France, 1976)
Directed by François Truffaut. Cast: Nicole Felix, Tania Torrens, Jean-Francois Stevenin, Chantal Mercier. A poetic comedy about a group of children as they experience life from early childhood to adolescence. Truffaut interweaves vignettes of puppy love, school days, bragging rights, trips to the movie house, loving parents and one boy's escape from child abuse, as he explores the range of young emotions from humour to fantasy to the serious side of life. 105 min. DVD 513; vhs 999:2187
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The Spanish Gardener (UK, 1956)
Directed by Philip Leacock. Cast: Dirk Bogarde, Jon Whiteley, Michael Hordern, Cyril Cusack. Summary The friendship between a gardener and a boy sparks violent jealousy in his domineering father who attempts unreasonable measures to end the friendship which in turn leads to open rebellion by the child. Based on the novel by A.J. Cronin. 91 min. DVD X1919
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The Spirit of the Beehive (El Espíritu de la Colmena) (Spain, 1973)
Directed by Victor Erice. Shortly after the Spanish civil war, a six-year-old girl attends a traveling movie show of Frankenstein and becomes haunted by her memory of it. A poignant glimpse into the inner life of children. DVD Special features:"The footprints of a 'Spirit'" ="Huellas de un espiritu" documentary featuring director Victor Erice, producer Elias Querejeta, coscreenwriter Angel Fernandez-Santos, and actor Ana Torrent; new interviews with scholar Linda C. Ehrlich and actor Fernando Fernan Gomez; Victor Erice in Madrid: an interview by filmmaker Hideyuki Miyaoka. 95 min. DVD 6759; vhs 999:427; vhs 999:3535 (in Spanish); vhs 999:1940 (PAL format, no titles)
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Spring in my Hometown (Arumdaun sijol) (South Korea, 1998)
Directed by Kwangmo Lee. A heart-warming story examining the turbulent period of the Korean War through the eyes of a little boy who lives in a backwater village. Set in the early 1950s when the US military presence was predominant in Korea, the film depicts the life of an older generation from a child's perspective. Two children peep through the hole in the fence of an abandoned mill and chance upon the scene of one child's mother having sex with an American soldier and now their world can never be the same. 120 min. DVD 1487
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Squint Your Eyes (Zmruz oczy) (Poland, 2002)
Director, Andrzej Jakimowski. Cast: Zbigniew Zamachowski, Ma?gorzata Foremniak, Andrzej Chyra, Olga Proszynska, Rafal Guzniczak, Andrzej Mastalerz. The story of a spirited ten-year-old girl who has run away from her proudly affluent parents in town and finds grudging refuge with the slightly slovenly caretaker of an abandoned farm, an ex-teacher. 92 min. DVD 9914
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The Steamroller and the Violin (Katok i Skripka)(Soviet Union, 1960)
Directed by Andrei Tarkovsky. Cast: Igor Fomchenko, Vladimir Zamansky, N. Arhangelskaya. At the center of the film is the unlikely friendship between Sasha, a young boy who loves to play the violin, and Sergey, the macho driver of a steamroller. The film sidesteps sentimentality to give us a warm yet ironic look at two individuals who bridge differences in generations to form a powerful bond. From a story by S. Bakhmetyeva. 43 min. DVD X1677
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The Thief (Vor) (Russia / France, 1997)
Directed by Pavel Chukhrai. Cast: Vladimir Mashkov, Katerina Rednikova, Misha Philipchuk. Set during post-World War II Russia, this is a tale of passion, betrayal and innocence lost, as seen through the eyes of an impressionable young boy. (DVD version includes scene selections, production notes, interactive menus, theatrical trailer). 94 min. DVD 90
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The Stolen Children (Il ladro di bambini) (Italy, 1992)
Directed by Gianni Amelio. Cast: Enrico Lo Verso, Valentina Scalici, Giuseppe Ieracitano, Florence Darel, Marina Golovine, Renato Carpentieri, Vitalba Andrea. Antonio, a policeman, is ordered to take two children, Rosetta and her brother Luciano, from Milan to Sicily to an orphanage after their mother has been arrested for forcing Rosetta to work as a prostitute. In the Neo-realist tradition, Antonio helps these two damaged children discover, for a few days, the childhood that has been denied them. 111 min. DVD X6010
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A Time for Drunken Horses (Zamani baraye masti asbha) (Iran, 2000)
Directed by Bahman Ghobadi. Cast: Ayoub Ahmadi, Rojin Younessi, Amaneh Ekhtiar-Dini, Madi Ekhtiar-Dini, Kolsolum Ekhtiar-Dini, Karim Ekhtiar-Dini, Rahman Salehi, Osman Karimi, Nezhad Ekhtiar-Dini. Just off the Iraqi border in the cold and stark mountains of Iranian Kurdistan, a boy is forced into the smuggling trade and his sister into a loveless marriage in order to raise money to get medical treatment for his older brother. Non-US format DVD. 75 min. DVD 3389
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Times and Winds (Bes vakit)(Turkey, 2006)
Directed by Reha Erdem. Cast: Ozkan Ozen, Ali Bey Kayali, Elit Iscan, Bulent Emin Yarar, Taner Birsel, yigit Ozsener. Tells the story of three pre-adolescent friends coming of age in a remote Turkish village. Omer, the son of the Imam, is disliked by his father and wishes his father would die. Yakup, seeing his father sexually interested in his teacher, also develops a hatred of his father, and as the children grow up they are torn by guilt, love, and hatred. 111 min. DVD 9819
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Tito and Me (Tito i ja) (Yugoslavia, 1992)
Director, Goran Markovic. Cast: Dimitrije Vojnov, Lazar Ristovski, Predrag Manojlovic, Anica Dobra, Olivera Markovic, Bogdan Diklic, Ljilana Dragutinovic, Rade Markovic, Vesna Trivalic', Dragan Nikolic, Voja Brajovic. Set in Belgrade in 1954, Tito and me is the story of 10-year-old Zoran, a quirky child who, to his parents' dismay, adores Yugoslavia's charismatic leader Marshall Tito more than he does his own family. Serbo-Croatian with English subtitles. 104 min. DVD X4827; vhs 999:1953
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Together (He ni zai yi qi) (China, South Korea, 2002)
Directed by Chen Kaige. Cast: Liu Peiqi, Chen Hong, Wang Zhiwen, Chen Kaige, Tang Yun. When a shy small-town boy heads to Beijing for violin lessons, he discovers a new world filled with first loves, lasting friendships ... and a secret that will change his life forever. 119 min. DVD 4868
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The Two of Us (Le vieil homme et l'enfant) (France, 1967)
Directed by Claude Berri. Cast: Michel Simon, Roger Carel, Paul Preboist, Luce Fabiole, Alain Cohen, Charles Denner, Jacqueline Rouillard, Marco Perrin, Aline Bertrand, Sylvine Delannoy, Zorica Lozic, Elisabeth Rey, Didier Perret, and featuring the children of Biviers and St.-Vincent-de-Mercuze. A Jewish boy living in Nazi-occupied Paris is sent by his parents to the countryside to live with an elderly Catholic couple until France's liberation. Forced to hide his identity, eight-year-old Claude bonds with the irascible, staunchly anti-Semitic Grampa, who improbably becomes his friend and confidant. Special features: "Le poulet" (1962), director Claude Berri's Oscar-winning short film; new video interviews with Berri and actor Alain Cohen; interviews from 1967 with Berri and Michel Simon; excerpt from "The Jewish children of occupied France," a 1975 French talk-show segment featuring Berri and the woman who helped secure his family's safety during World War II; original theatrical trailer; plus a booklet featuring a new essay by critic David Sterritt, an appreciation of the film by Francois Truffaut, and excerpts from Berri's memoir. 87 min. DVD 8264
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La Vie est un Roman (Life is a Bed of Roses) (France, 1983)
Directed by Alain Resnais. Cast: Vittorio Gassman, Ruggero Raimondi, Geraldine Chaplin, Fanny Ardant, Pierre Arditi. Divided into three narratives. On the eve of the First World War, Count Forbek starts to build a fantastic castle in the Ardennes forest. After the war he uses it to start a utopian society by brainwashing his friends, including his former fiancee, Livia, and her husband. In the present day, the castle is being used as an alternative school and, in the summer holidays, for an educational conference. At the conference, the American Nora Winkle bets Claudine that the ernest public school teacher Elisabeth Rousseau will be enticed into the bed of Robert Dufresne, even though the principal speaker, Walter Guarini, is obviously interested in Elisabeth. Meanwhile, the children staying at the castle over the holidays invent their own medieval tale about freeing prisoners from the dungeons. Special features: Original theatrical trailer; 1983 "making of" documentary: "Resnais et un roman" (Resnais is a bed of roses). 110 min. DVD 9398
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Village of the Damned (UK / USA, 1960)
Director, Wolf Rilla. Cast: George Sanders, Barbara Shelley, Michael Gwynn, Martin Stephens, Laurence Naismith. The monsters of this film are a band of innocent-faced, platinum-blond children, all of whom are born in a small, peaceful village on the same day. Their rapid physical development is matched by their fast-growing mental powers. With calm, blood-curdling efficiency, they are soon terrorizing the tiny hamlet. 77 min. DVD 2832
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Hendershot, Cyndy. "Domesticity and Horror in House of Usher and Village of the Damned." Quarterly Review of Film and Video, vol. 17, no. 3, pp. 221-27, Fall 2000

Vovochka (Russia, 2002)
Directed by Andrei Maksimov. A Russian television mini-series centering around Vovochka, a ten-year-old boy and ever-inventive daredevil, who happens to be quite a handful for the grown-ups around him. With Vovochka's arrival at his country place on the eve of the New Year holidays, the life of that quiet suburban Moscow village blows up, both literally and figuratively. 95 min. DVD 2334
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Walkabout (UK, 1982)
Directed by Nicolas Roeg. Cast: Jenny Agutter, Lucien John [i.e, Luc Roeg], David Gumpilil [i.e., Gulpilil], John Meillon. Stranded in the Australian desert two city children, an English girl and her small brother, are rescued by an Aborigine boy who has journeyed into the outback on his "walkabout"--a tribal initiation into manhood. Based on the novel by James Vance Marshall [i.e., Ian Cameron]. 93 min. DVD 930; vhs 999:1107
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We Are Going to America (My yedem v Ameriku) (Russia, 1992)
Directed by Yefim Gribov. Cast: Cast: Dima Davydov, Lyubov Rumyantseva, Semen Strugachev, Vadim Danilevsky, Danuta Slavgorodskaia, Ba?ibaIn this Russian comedy, set at the turn-of-the-century, a Russian Jewish family Leaves Russia to find a new life in the New World. Seen through the eyes of 11-year-old Motl, he creates a sense of wonder and chaotic adventure as his family makes their way towards America. 82 min. vhs 999:3277
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Wend Kuuni: God's Gift (Burkina Faso, 1982)
Directed by Gaston Kabori. In the literary tradition of African tale, this film is the story of a little boy whose traumatic experiences cause him to lose one family and find another. The action takes place in Burkino Faso on the West African savannah in pre-colonial times. In Moré with English subtitles. 70 min. vhs 999:502
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Whale Rider (New Zealand, 2002)
Directed by Niki Caro. Cast: Keisha Castle-Hughes, Rawiri Paratene, Vicky Haughton, Cliff Curtis, Grant Roa, Mana Taumaunu, Rachel House. The Whangara people believe their ancestor Paikea was saved from drowning by riding home on the back of a whale. The tribal group has since granted leadership positions to the first-born males, believing them to be descendants of Paikea. But then a young mother dies in childbirth along with her newborn male son. His twin sister survives and the little girl, Pai, is brought up by her grandparents. Learning the skills of chiefdom from her uncle, Pai shows that she has natural leadership ability. 101 min. DVD 2127
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When Father Was Away on Business (Otac na Sluzbenom Putu) (Yugoslavia, 1985)
Director, Emir Kusturica. Set in Sarajevo, Yugoslavia in the 1950's, this is the comic story of a family's efforts to get along when the head of the household is sent to a labor camp for fooling around with the voluptuous object of desire of a Communist Party Official. 144 min. DVD 4691; also vhs 999:1190
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Horton, Andrew. " Oedipus Unresolved: Covert and Overt Narrative Discourse in Emir Kusturica's "When Father Was Away on Business"." Cinema Journal Vol. 27, No. 4 (Summer, 1988), pp. 64-81 UC users only

The White Balloon (Badkonake sefid) (Iran, 1995)
Directed by Abbas Kiarostami. With the shops about to close for the New Year holiday in Tehran, Iran, 7 year old Razieh pleads with her mother to buy a big goldfish she has seen at the pet store. With the family's last bank note in hand, she gleefully sets out to buy her fish, but along the way meets up with snake charmers, a balloon salesman and a dry cleaner owner and loses her money. With the help of her brother she desperately tries to retrieve the money, buy the fish and get home before her parents find out what's happened. 85 min. vhs 999:2985
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The Wild Child (L'Enfant sauvage) (France, 1969)
Directed by François Truffaut. A film based upon the true journal account of a French physician, Dr. Jean-Marc-Gaspard Itard of the National Institute for the Deaf and Dumb, Paris, who undertook the task of effecting the education of a child found living like an animal in the forest in 1798. Itard, whose teaching strategies survive today in the Montessori Method, was unsure whether he was helping a savage become human or turning a forest child into a semi-civilized idiot. 86 min. DVD 1263; vhs 999:1420
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Windhorse (USA, 1998)
Directed by Paul Wagner. Cast: Dadon, Jampa Kelsang, Richard Chang, Talie Silverman, Lu Yu, Nima Bhuti, Pema Choekyi, Gorkyap, Lodoe Gyaltsen, Thupten Sherap. Based on true events, focuses on the lives of two siblings and their cousin who as young children witnessed their Tibetan grandfather brutally murdered over his resistance of Chinese aggression. Eighteen years later, the memory of losing their grandfather has affected each of them differently. On the verge of pop-stardom, Dolkar has assimilated herself into Chinese culture while her disgusted brother Dorjee's hatred of the Chinese has turned him into an embittered vagrant. Their cousin Pema has become a Buddhist nun and now she too risks her life by defying Chinese rule. Language: Mandarin | Tibetan | English. 97 min. DVD X5774; vhs 999:3646
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Wooden Camera. (France / UK / South Africa, 2003)
Directed by Ntshaveni Wa Luruli. Cast: Junior Singo, Innocent Msimango, Jean-Pierre Cassel, Dana De Agrella. From South Africa comes a compelling story of fate and friendship as two boys make a simple choice that alters their lives forever....this richly multilayered story offers an insightful look into the challenges facing post-Apartheid South Africa while telling an enchanting tale of a sweet artistic soul finding his true self. 105 min. DVD 4104
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The Year My Parents Went on Vacation (O ano em que meus pais saíram de férias) (Brazil, 2006)
Directed by Cao Hamburger. Cast: Germano Haiut, Simone Spoladore, Caio Blat, Eduardo Moreira, Liliana Castro, Rodrigo Dos Santos, Paulo Autran, Michel Joelsas, Daniela Piepszyk. Mauro is a 12-year-old boy left to fend for himself when his parents "go on vacation" during the military dictatorship in 1970's Brazil as diverse ethnic and religious groups in São Paulo unite to watch Péle lead his country to victory in the World Cup of soccer. Presented at the International Latino Film Festival held in the San Francisco Bay Area. 103 min. DVD X4054
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Zazie dans le métro (France, 1960)
Directed by Louis Malle. Cast: Catherine Demongeot, Philippe Noiret, Annie Fratellini, Vittorio Caprioli, Hubert Deschamps. Demongeot is an 11-year-old nuisance who must spend a few days with her uncle Noriet in Paris after her mother goes off with a new lover. She wants nothing more than to ride the subway but a strike by the Paris Metro workers prevents this. 92 min. DVD 9353; vhs 999:3465
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Zéro de conduite (Zero in Conduct) (France, 1933)
Directed by Jean Vigo. Satirizes the oppressive life in a French boarding school from the viewpoint of the students, climaxing in their revolt. 48 min. DVD 3482; also vhs 999:20
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Movies with Families as Central Focus

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Production date: 1920-1939; 1940-1949; 1950-1959; 1960-1969; 1970-1979; 1980-1989; 1990-present

1920-1939

The Jazz Singer(1927) DVD 8594; vhs 999:790

Alice Adams (1935) DVD 1562

My Man Godfrey (1936) DVD 260; vhs 999:162

A Letter to Mother (A brivele der mamen) (Poland / USA, 1938) DVD 1534

Mamele: Little Mother (Poland, 1938) DVD 1533

You Can't Take It With You (1938) DVD 7188; vhs 999:650

1940-1949

Magnificent Ambersons (1942) vhs vhs 999:45

Since You Went Away (1944)DVD 4599; vhs 999:1764

Bicycle Thief (Ladri di Biciclette) (Italy, 1949) DVD 7407 (Criterion); DVD 23; vhs 999:116

Meet Me in St. Louis (1944)DVD 2438; vhs 999:407

Best Years of Our Lives (1946) DVD 4335; DVD 2865; vhs 999:114

Give Us This Day (Christ in Concrete) (1949) DVD 3285

Lost Boundaries (1949) vhs 999:1769

1950-1959

Mother (Okaasan) (1952) vhs 999:261

Rebel Without a Cause (1955) DVD 5395; vhs vhs 999:35

Friendly Persuasion (1956) DVD 5562

Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (1958)DVD 608; vhs vhs 999:230

1960-1969

A Raisin in the Sun (1961) DVD 9203; vhs 999:955

Splendor in the Grass (1961) DVD 7537; vhs vhs 999:1481

The End of Summer (Kohayagawa-ke no aki) (1962)

Long Day's Journey Into Night (1962) DVD 4062; vhs 1064

Vidas Secas (Brazil, 1963) DVD 5031

Guess Who's Coming to Dinner (1967) DVD 2318; vhs 999:718

Goodbye, Columbus (1969) DVD 8370; vhs 999:2403

1970-1979

Murmur of the Heart (Le Souffle au coeur) (1971) DVD 5380; vhs 999:3456

The Godfather (I, II, III) (1971-74)Part I: DVD 908; vhs 999:81; Part II DVD 908; vhs 999:137; Part III: DVD 908

Awake and Sing (TV, 1972) DVD 1450

Taking Off (1971) DVD X4936

An Unmarried Woman (1978) DVD 5585

Family Nest (Családi tüzfészek) (Hungary, 1979) DVD 4143

1980-1989

Ordinary People (1980) DVD 3645; vhs 999:2804

On Golden Pond (1981) DVD X788

A Christmas Story (1983) DVD 1695

Family Game (Kazoku gêmu) (Japan, 1983) DVD 8409; vhs vhs 999:262

Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (1984) DVD X1062; vhs 6294

Dim Sum (1985) DVD 4971; vhs 999:99

A Great Wall (USA / China, 1985) DVD 7395; vhs 999:196

A Time to Live and a Time to Die (Tung nien Wang Shih) (Taiwan, 1985) DVD 1598; vhs 999:1581

Hannah and Her Sisters (1986) DVD 1020; vhs 999:775

Family Viewing (Canada, 1987)DVD 789

Moonstruck(1987) DVD X367; vhs 999:1605

Radio Days (1987) DVD 1023; vhs vhs 999:807

A Raisin in the Sun (1989) vhs 999:670

1990-present

Avalon (1990) DVD 8292; vhs 999:1955

Journey of Hope (Reise der Hoffnung) (Switzerland / Turkey / UK, 1990) vhs 999:2881

Milou en mai(May Fools) (1990) vhs 999:3425

We Are Going to America (My yedem v Ameriku) (Russia, 1992) DVD vhs 999:3277

The Blue Kite (Lan Feng Cheng) (China, Hong Kong, 1993) DVD 1791; vhs 999:1832

Joy Luck Club (1993) DVD 3151; vhs 999:1042

And the Earth Did Not Swallow Him (1994) vhs 999:1610

Double Happiness (1994) DVD 7470; vhs vhs 999:1399

Eat Drink Man Woman(Yinshi nan nu) (Taiwan / USA, 1994) DVD 1321; vhs 999:1494

Mi Familia (My Family) (1995) DVD 7685

The Perez Family (1995) DVD X4270

The Birdcage (1996) DVD 1614

Familia (Family) (Spain, 1996) vhs vhs 999:1851

Family Resemblance(Un air de famille)(France, 1996) vhs 999:3147

Fire (India / Canada, 1996) DVD 2052; vhs 999:2629

Long Day's Journey Into Night (1996) vhs 6833

Secrets & Lies (UK, 1996) vhs 999:1993

The Hanging Garden (UK | Canada, 1997) DVD X6526

The Ice Storm (1997) DVD 9582

Mother and Son (Mat i syn) (Russia, 1997)
Director: Aleksandr Sokurov. Cast: Aleksei Ananishnov, Gudrun Geyer. DVD X598

Soul Food (1997) DVD 719

Jews In Space: or Why Is this Night Different from All Other Nights? (Judíos en el espacio [o por que es diferente esta noche a las demás noches] (Argentina, 1998) DVD 8147

ABCD(1999) DVD 2627

All About My Mother (Todo sobre mi madre) (Spain, 1999) DVD 319

Born in Absurdistan (ne en Absurdistan) (Austria, 1999)DVD 2122

All My Loved Ones(Vsichni moji blízcí) (Czech Republic / Slovakia / Poland, 1999) DVD 7254

American Beauty. (1999) DVD 4137; vhs 999: 2746

April Children (Aprilkinder) (Germany, 1999) vhs 999:2796

Chutney Popcorn (1999) DVD 800

Yi Yi: A One and a Two (Taiwan, Japan, 1999)DVD 1170

Catfish in Black Bean Sauce (2000)DVD 1799

Samia (France, 2000) vhs 999:3272

What's Cooking? (UK / USA, 2000) DVD 1622

In the Bedroom (2001) DVD X1722

The Royal Tenenbaums (2001) DVD 1904

Tortilla Soup (2001) DVD 1525

Under the Skin of the City (Zir-e poost-e shahr) (Iran, 2001) DVD 3478

Visitor Q (Bijitâ Q) (Japan, 2001) DVD X4663

American Family. (TV, 2002) DVD 2142-2147

Bollywood/Hollywood (Canada, 2002) DVD 4464

Goldfish Game /A> (Belgium, 2002) DVD X6750

In America (2002) DVD 3331; vhs 999:2117

Manito (2002) DVD 1908

Monsoon Wedding (India | USA | Italy | Germany | France, 2002) DVD 1346

My Big Fat Greek Wedding (2002) DVD 1564

Father and Son (Otets i syn) (Russia, 2003)
Director: Aleksandr Sokurov. 83 min. DVD X599

Cavedweller (2004) DVD X3464

Ethan Mao (2004) DVD 5358

Familia rodante (Argentina / Brazil / France / Germany / Spain / UK, 2004) DVD 6883

Bee Season (2005) DVD X6756

Familia (Family) (Canada, 2005) DVD 6322

Guess Who (2005) DVD 4177

Little Jerusalem (La Petite Jerusalem) (France, 2005)DVD 6159

Red Doors (2005) DVD 6927

Shanghai Dreams (Qing hong) (China, 2005) DVD X3463

Little Miss Sunshine (2006) DVD 7165

Nil by Moth (UK | France, 2006) DVD X3931

Quinceañera (2006) DVD 6840

The Savages (2007) DVD X6793

Christmas Story (Un conte de noël) (France, 2008) DVD X4060

Death at a Funeral (USA / Germany / UK / Netherlands, 2007) DVD 9484

Rachel Getting Married (2008) DVD X3463

Sunshine Cleaning (2008) DVD X2269

Ajami (Germany | Israel, 2009) DVD 4731

Orphan (USA / Canada / Germany / France, 2009)DVD X2276

Life During Wartime (2010)DVD X6185

Single Parents

Silbergleid, Robin. ""Oh Baby!": Representations of Single Mothers in American Popular Culture." Americana: The Journal of American Popular Culture (1900-present), Fall 2002, Volume 1, Issue 2 UC users only
Valdivia, Angharad N. "Clueless in Hollywood: single moms in contemporary family movies." Journal of Communication Inquiry 22.n3 (July 1998): 272(21). UC users only

35 rhums (35 Shots of Rum) (France | Germany, 2008)
Directed by Claire Denis. Cast: Alex Descas, Mati Diop, Nicole Dogué, Grégoire Colin. Lionel is a middle-aged widower who makes his living driving a train and shares an apartment with his twenty-something daughter Josephine. Lionel and Josephine have a warm and caring relationship. Lionel's on-and-off girlfriend Gabrielle and their footloose friend Noe live in the same building. Together the four have fallen into a casual family relationship. But when Josephine and Noe become more than friends, Lionel is on edge. 102 min. DVD X3953
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All About My Mother (Todo sobre mi madre) (Spain, 1999)
Directed by Pedro Almodóvar. Cast: Cecilia Roth, Marisa Paredes, Candela Peña, Antonia San Juan, Penelope Cruz. Manuela is the perfect mother. A hard-working nurse, she's built a comfortable life for herself and her teenage son. But when tragedy strikes and her son is killed in a car accident, her world crumbles. 102. DVD 319
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Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore (1974)
Directed by Martin Scorsese. Cast: Cast: Ellen Burstyn, Diane Ladd, Kris Kristofferson, Alfred Lutter, Harvey Keitel, Vic Tayback. When Alice's husband dies and leaves her with their eleven-year old son, she decides to move to California, but is eventually stranded for lack of funds in Phoenix. Here she lands a waitressing job and falls in love with a rancher. 112 min. DVD 3646; vhs 999:1031
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Antonia (Antonia's Line) (1995)
Directed by Marleen Gorris. Cast: Willeke van Ammelrooy, Els Dottermans, Jan Decleir. Set in the Netherlands this is a remarkable portrait of a family and a community, of mothers and daughters, and of one indomitable woman. Earthy, sexy, romantic, filled with laughter and warmth, it's a joyous celebration of simple pleasures and enduring passions. 102 min. DVD 8446; vhs vhs 999:1645
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Gillett, Sue. "Just Women: Marlene Gorris's Antonia's Line." Senses of Cinema, vol. 17, pp. (no pagination), November 2001
Jaehne, Karen. "Antonia's Line." Film Quarterly 50.n1 (Fall 1996): 27(4).
Sellery, J'Nan Morse. "Women's communities and the magical realist gaze of Antonia's Line." West Virginia University Philological Papers (Fall 2001): 115(10).
Sklar, Robert. "Marlene Gorris: The Lighter Side of Feminism." In: The Cineaste interviews 2 : on the art and politics of the cinema / Gary Crowdus, Dan Georgakas. Chicago : Lake View Press, c2002. (Main Stack PN1998.2.C51 2002; PFA PN1998.2.C51 2002)
Spencer, Liese. "Antonia's line/Antonia." Sight and Sound 6.n9 (Sept 1996): 34(2).

Anywhere But Here (1999)
Directed by Wayne Wang. Cast: Susan Sarandon, Natalie Portman, Bonnie Bedelia, Shawn Hatosy, Hart Bochner. Fed up with her small-town existence, flirtatious dreamer Adele leaves her second husband and heads for Beverley Hills with her daughter Ann, a quiet, no-nonsense realist. The teenager resents the move and her mother's always flamboyant behavior and in turns plans to get away to university on the East coast. Mum's plans are different - she wants a movie star for a daughter. Based on the novel by Mona Simpson. 114 min. DVD X2277
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Baby Boom (1987)
Directed by Charles Shyer. Cast: Diane Keaton, Harold Ramis, Sam Wanamaker, James Spader, Pat Hingle, Britt Leach, Kristina & Michelle Kennedy, Sam Shepard. An over-achieving businesswoman's life is changed by the arrival of a twenty-two pound bundle named Elizabeth. She tries to juggle a high-pressure career and instant motherhood in this fast-paced comedy about a woman who discovers what's really important in life. 110 min. DVD X2589; vhs 999:2277
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Beach, Christopher. "Yuppies and other strangers: Class satire and cultural clash in contemporary comedy." In: Class, language and American film comedy / Christopher Beach. Cambridge, U.K. ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2002. (Full text available online [UCB users only]; print Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1995.9.C55 B43 2002
Desjardins, Mary. "Baby Boom: the comedy of surrogacy in film and television." Velvet Light Trap (Spring 1992): 21(10). UC users only
Ward, Carol M. "The Hollywood Yuppie: 1980-1988." In: Beyond the stars: stock characters in American popular film. / edited by Paul Loukides and Linda K. Fuller. Bowling Green, Ohio : Bowling Green University Popular Press, c1990- (PN1995.9.C36 B49 1990 vol 1)

Born to Be Bad(1934)
Directed by Lowell Sherman. Cast: Cary Grant, Loretta Young, Marion Burns, Henry Travers. "Letty, a young woman who ended up pregnant, unmarried and on the streets at fifteen is bitter and determined that her child will not grow up to be taken advantage of. Letty teaches her child to lie, steal, cheat and anything else he'll need to be street smart. We meet Letty when Mickey is 7-1/2. Mal enters the picture when his truck and Mickey, who is hanging on to the back of a delivery truck and being pulled along the streets on his roller skates, collide. Mickey is not injured badly, but when Letty discovers that Mal is rich, she concocts a scheme to take Mal to the cleaners. When her plot is uncovered, Letty is also discovered for the unfit parent that she is, and Mickey is taken away from her. Mal and his wife Alice, unable to have children of their own, take Mickey in and give him a father's love, a true mother's love, and a home he can call his own. Letty is jealous of Mickey's growing attachment to these two good people and she still sees Mal as a ticket to riches. Letty seduces Mal, records the seduction and then plans to blackmail Mal. Her plans are upset when Mal immediately tells his wife, and Alice accepts the relationship. Letty learns a painful lesson in selfless love and finally sees that what is best for Mickey is more important than her own plans." [IMBD] 61 min. DVD 7621
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Claudine (1985)
Directed by John Berry. Cast: James Earl Jones, Diahann Carroll, David Kruger. While struggling to support herself and her six children in Harlem by working as a maid for a wealthy family, Claudine meets a charming garbage man, Roop. But although Roop is smitten with the lovely single mother, his own life trials make him slow to respond to her invitation to a lifetime of love. 92 min. DVD 3709
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Corina Corina (1994)
Directed by Jessie Nelson. Cast: Whoopi Goldberg, Ray Liotta, Tina Majorino, Wendy Crewson, Larry Miller, Joan Cusack, Don Ameche. A funny, heart-warming story of a newly widowed man struggling to raise his little girl, and the woman who brings magic and laughter back into their lives when she comes to be their housekeeper. 115 min. DVD X6569
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The Descendants (1994)
Directed by Alexander Payne. Cast: George Clooney, Shailene Woodley, Amara Miller, Nick Krause, Matthew Lillard, Robert Forster, Beau Bridges, Judy Greer, Mary Birdsong, Rob Huebel, Patricia Hastie. Matt King is an indifferent husband and father of two girls, who is forced to re-examine his past and embrace his future when his wife suffers a boating accident off of Waikiki. The event leads to a rapprochement with his young daughters while Matt wrestles with a decision to sell the family's land handed down from Hawaiian royalty and missionaries. Based on the novel by Kaui Hart Hemmings. 115 min. DVD X7244
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Eat Drink Man Woman (Yinshi nan nu) (Taiwan / USA,1994)
Directed by Ang Lee. "This film by director Ang Lee looks at the relationship between a Chinese widower and his three daughters. The main character, Chef Chu, is one of Taiwan's most respected chefs. An early scene shows him rushing to his restaurant to deal with a crisis during a wedding banquet for the Governor's of Taiwan's son. Only Chu is able to avert disaster. But while food has brought him status in the outside world, it fails to gain him the respect of his three grown daughters. Each Sunday he prepares an elaborate dinner, only to watch his daughters pick dispiritedly at the food. Food is used to demonstrate the main themes of the film. Early on we learn the father has lost his taste for food, which symbolizes the fact that both father and daughters have lost their taste for life. Food is also used to illustrate the shift in values between generations - the opening scenes move from the father's extensive dinner preparations to one daughter's job at a fast food restaurant. But all turns out well in the end, as the father regains both his sense of taste and his passion for living, while his daughters all find love." [from Rhonda Parkinson's Chinese Food in the Movies] 124 min. DVD 1321; vhs 999:1494
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Familia (Family) (Canada, 2005)
Directed by Louise Archambault. Cast: Sylvie Moreau, Macha Grenon, Mylene St-Sauveur, Juliette Gosselin, Vincent Graton. Familia: Mimi, a divorced aerobics instructor, who's up to her ears in debt, leaves Montreal with her 14-year-old daughter and moves in with her childhood friend, Janine. Mimi's rebellious teenage daughter and Janine's shy daughter become friends, leading to unforseen tensions that force both generations to reassess their values. 102 min. DVD 6322
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Gilmore Girls See TV videography

Grbavica: The Land of My Dreams (Austria / Bosnia-Herzegovina / Germany / Croatia, 2006)
Director, Jasmila Zbanic. Cast: Mirjana Karanovic, Luna Mijovic, Leon Lucev, Kenan Catic, Jasna Ornela Barry, Dejan Acimivuc, Bogdan Diklic, Emir Hadzihafizbegovic. A touching film about a single mother who lives with her 12-year-old daughter in the Grbavica district of Sarajevo, a neighborhood once used as an internment camp during the Yugoslav wars. 109 min. vhs 999:1954
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Gypsy (1962)
Directed by Jerome Robbins. Cast: Rosalind Russell, Natalie Wood, Karl Malden, Paul Wallace, Betty Bruce, Ann Jillian. The story of burlesque star Gypsy Rose Lee, her rise to stardom from vaudeville and her volatile relationship with her ambitious mother. Based upon the memoirs of Gypsy Rose Lee. 143 min. DVD 565; vhs 999:789
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Imitation of Life (1934)
Directed by John M. Stahl. Cast: Claudette Colbert (Beatrice "Bea" Pullman), Warren William (Stephen Archer), Ned Sparks (Elmer Smith, Louise Beavers (Aunt Delilah). The story of two widows and their troubled daughters. In the search for success as an actress, Lora neglects her daughter. Lora's black housekeeper's daughter repudiates her mother by trying to pass for white. As the years pass, each of the four women realizes that she has been living out an emotionally fruitless existence. 106 min. DVD 5246
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Imitation of Life (1959)
Directed by Douglas Sirk. Cast: Lana Turner (Lora Meredith), John Gavin (Steve Archer). Draws the audience into an underworld of backstairs and neon gutters with the story of an exploited black maid (played by a white actress) and her daughter trying to pass for white. Based on Fannie Hurst's novel. 124 min. DVD 5246; DVD 1737
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Kramer vs. Kramer (1979)
Directed by Robert Benton. Cast: Cast: Dustin Hoffman, Meryl Streep, Jane Alexander, Justin Henry. When his wife walks out, Ted Kramer and his six-year-old son have a chance to really get to know each other. Then Ted's wife returns and she wants her son back precipitating a battle for custody of the child. 105 min. DVD 2857; vhs 999:1875
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Lola (Italy, France, 1961)
Directed by Jacques Demy. Cast: Anouk Aimee, Marc Michel, Jacques Harden, Alan Scott, Elina Labourdette. In Nantes, a bored young man named Roland is letting life pass him by when he has a chance meeting with a woman he knew in his teens: she's Lola, now a cabaret dancer. She's also the devoted single mother of a young son, and she harbors the hope that his father, who deserted her during pregnancy, will return. Roland realizes he's in love with Lola, and this gives sudden purpose to his life. But how does she feel? Woven into the story are an American sailor who likes Lola and is kind to her son; a girl on the eve of her 14th birthday, when all things seem romantic; the girl's mother, a lonely widow; and, an aging woman who misses her son. And who's the rich guy in the Cadillac? 90 min. DVD 6660
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Lola (Mexico, 1989)
Directed by Maria Novaro. Cast: Leticia Huijara, Alejandra Vargas, Martha Navarro, Roberto Sosa, Mauricio Rivera, Javier Zaragoza. In this tender family drama, Lola is a single mother living in Mexico City who earns her living as a street vendor. She and the other unlicensed vendors like her must keep an eye out for the police, and at the same time must try to eke out a living selling clothing irregulars. Despite that, she has a good relationship with her daughter. It's probably just as well that her rock-guitarist boyfriend abandoned her. 93 min. DVD X142
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A Lonely Woman (Kobieta samotna) (Poland, 1981)
Director, screenwriter, Agnieszka Holland. Cast: Maria Chwalibog, Boguslaw Linda, Pawel Witczak. Irena, a postal worker and single mother living with her son in a drab apartment in Oroclaw, has a lot of problems: her son gets in trouble at school and her work supervisor wants to give her postal route to someone else. After stealing some money she should be delivering, she places her son in a boarding school and buys a used car to make a dash for West Berlin hoping to escape her home, her life and her poverty. 94 min. vhs 999:3509
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Maid in Manhattan (2002)
Directed by Wayne Wang. Cast: Jennifer Lopez, Ralph Fiennes, Natasha Richardson, Stanley Tucci, Tyler Garcia Posey, Frances Conroy, Chris Eigeman, Amy Sedaris, Bob Hoskins. A struggling single mom takes a job as a chambermaid at a luxury hotel in New York. She meets and falls in love with a sauve and sophisticated heir to an American political dynasty, who mistakes her for a society woman. When her real identity is revealed, the reality about their seperate lives sets in. 105 min. DVD 2885
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Mildred Pierce (1945)
Directed by Michael Curtiz. Cast: Joan Crawford, Jack Carson, Zachary Scott, Eve Arden, Ann Blyth. The story of a self-made woman's attempt to provide her daughter with luxuries and social status only to see the daughter become spoiled and unscrupulous and eventually murder her own stepfather. DVD 1689; vhs 999:215
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Miracle of Morgan's Creek (1943)
Directed by Preston Sturges. Cast: Eddie Bracken, Betty Hutton, William Demarest, Diana Lynn. A spoof on motherhood. Trudy attends a farewell party for local servicemen and is shocked when she discovers her unfortunate condition after that hazy night. Her 4-F idolater offers himself as a substitute father. 98 min. DVD 4299; vhs 999:161
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Mister Mom (1983)
Directed by Stan Dragoti. Cast: Michael Keaton, Teri Garr, Ann Jillian, Christopher Lloyd, Martin Mull. A young auto executive loses his job and his wife turns into a high-powered executive. At the start Jack Butler thinks he's "a regular Phil Donahue," but soon, dishes, diapers, and a man-eating vacuum cleaner have him singing a different tune. In the meantime, Caroline has come up with a pitch to salvage her ad agency's biggest account but she can't run fast enough from her persistent boss. 91 min. DVD X2588
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Mommie Dearest (1981)
Directed by Frank Perry. Cast: Faye Dunaway, Steve Forrest, Diana Scarwid, Mara Hobel, Howard Da Silva, Rutanya Alda. Based on the book by her adopted daughter this is the story of the tormented life of movie star, Joan Crawford, who struggling to survive in a cutthroat world, succumbed to alcoholism and child abuse. 129 min. DVD X1061; vhs 999:3361
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No Man of Her Own (1950)
Directed by Mitchell Leisen. Cast: Barbara Stanwyck, John Lund, Jane Cowl, Phyllis Thaxter, Lyle Bettger, Henry O'Neill, Richard Denning, Carole Mathews, Harry Antrim, Catherine Craig, Esther Dale, Milburn Stone, Griff Barnett, Gaylord Pendleton, Stan Johnson. Helen Ferguson, pregnant, penniless and dumped by her boyfriend Steve Morley, takes the identity of the pregnant Patrice Harkness, when she and her husband are killed in a train crash. The rich Harkness in-laws, and their other son Bill, had never seen Patrice, so they accept her and her newborn son into their family. However, Steve eventually finds her and starts to blackmail her. Based on the novel "I Married a Dead Man" by Cornell Woolrich (as William Irish). 108 min. DVD X7297
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Adair, Gilbert. "Magic mountain: the cinema of Mitchell Leisen." Sight & Sound; Summer 1980, Vol. 49 Issue 3, p182-185, 4p UC users only
Chierichetti, David. Mitchell Leisen, Hollywood director / David Chierichetti. Los Angeles, CA : Photoventures Press, c1995. (Main (Gardner) Stacks; PFA PN1998.3.L45 C47 1995)
Drabelle, Dennis. "Swing high, swing low: Mitchell Leisen in perspective." Film Comment, September/October 1994, Vol. 30, p8 UC users only
Shadoian, Jack. "Exacting standards." Film Comment, Sep/Oct98, Vol. 34 Issue 5, p40, 9p UC users only

One Day At a Time (TV)
Cast: Bonnie Franklin, Mackenzie Phillips, Valerie Bertinelli, Pat Harrington, Richard Masur. Created by Whitney Blake and Allan Manings; developed by Norman Lear. See TV videography

Persuit of Happyness (2006)
Directed by Gabriele Muccino. Cast: Will Smith, Jaden Christopher Syre Smith, Thandie Newton, Brian Howe, James Karen, Dan Castellaneta, Kurt Fuller, Takayo Fischer. In 1981, Chris Gardner was a struggling salesman. His wife worked double shifts to support the family including their young son, Christopher. In the face of this difficult life, Chris has the desperate inspiration to try for a stockbroker internship where one in twenty has a chance of a lucrative full time career. Even when his wife leaves him because of this choice, Chris clings to this dream. The odds become more daunting by the day. Together, father and son struggle through homelessness, jail time, tax seizure and the overall punishing despair in a quest that would make Gardner a respected millionaire. Based on a true story, the special features include an interview with the real Chris Gardner. Based on the autiobiography by Chris Gardner. Special features: Making pursuit: an Italian take on the American dream; Father and son: on screen and off; The man behind the movie: a conversation with Chris Gardner; Inside the Rubik's Cube; "I can" song; director's commentary. 149 min. DVD 7355
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Running with Scissors (2006)
Directed by Ryan Murphy. Cast: Annette Bening, Brian Cox, Joseph Fiennes, Evan Rachel Wood, Alec Baldwin, Joseph Cross, Jill Clayburgh, Gwyneth Paltrow, Gabrielle Union, Patrick Wilson, Kristin Chenoweth, Dagmara Dominczyk, Colleen Camp. After seeing a less-than-conventional psychiatrist for her problems at home who gives her too many prescriptions and bad advice, a mother ends her marriage and sends her young son to live with the doctor and his odd family. Based on the book "Running with scissors: a memoir" by Augusten Burroughs. 122 min. DVD 8202
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Silent Scandal (Nigeria, 2009)
Directed by T.K. Falope. Cast: Genevieve Nnaji, Majid Michel, Uche Jombo, Ebele Okaro. Jessy, a pretty, young and very successful but uptight lady struggles with life as a career woman and single mother to a wild and free-spirited teenage daughter. Just as she learns to enjoy the new but fragile peace with her daughter who finally sobers up, a dark shadow rears its ugly head, threatening to destroy everything in its path. 163 min. DVD X3555
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Sleepless in Seattle (1993)
Directed by Nora Ephron. Cast: Tom Hanks, Meg Ryan, Ross Malinger, Rosie O'Donnell, Bill Pullman, Rob Reiner. After hearing a man confess his love for his dearly departed wife on a call-in radio show, a woman falls deeply, inexplicably in love with him. Deciding he is her destiny, she treks across country on a wildly romantic impulse to meet him. 105 min. DVD 7928
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Spanglish (2004)
Directed by James L. Brooks. Cast: Adam Sandler, Tea Leoni, Paz Vega, Cloris Leachman, Shelbie Bruce, Sarah Steele, Ian Hyland, Victoria Luna. When Flor and her daughter, Christina come to the United States, Flor gets a job as a maid at the home of a successful chef John Clasky and his family. Despite Flor's lack of an English, she does the best she can to assist the Clasky family in more than just house cleaning matters. However, when Flor is forced to live with the family over the summer, she has no choice but to bring Christina along. John's wife, much to Flor's disliking, treats Christina much like her own and at the same time she hurts the feelings of her own daughter, Bernice. When John's dreams begin to unravel, he begins to feel like his whole world is coming down around him. Told through Christina's college letter to Princeton University, Christina learns that things come and go in life, but family is the most important thing a person can have. 131 min. DVD 8263
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Stella Dallas (1937)
Directed by King Vidor. Cast: Barbara Stanwyck, John Boles, Anne Shirley. A mother sacrifices everything for her daughter's happiness and eventually gives up the girl for her own good. 106 min.DVD 3626; vhs 999:202
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Terms of Endearment (1983)
Directed by James L. Brooks. Cast: Shirley MacLaine, Debra Winger, Jack Nicholson, Danny De Vito, Jeff Daniels, John Lithgow. A comedy-drama about the evolving 30+ year relationship between a mother and daughter. Jack Nicholson turns in a great comic performance as their neighbor, a boozy, womanizing former astronaut. 131 min. DVD 5521
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"Terms of Endearment." In: Best American screenplays. First series : complete screenplays / edited by Sam Thomas ; foreword by Frank Capra. New York : Crown Publishers, c1986. (Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1997.A1 B36 1986)

The Thief (Vor) (Russia / France, 1997)
Directed by Pavel Chukhrai. Cast: Vladimir Mashkov, Katerina Rednikova, Misha Philipchuk. "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. It starts them on a treadmill of flight that risks Katya's life, Tolyan's liberty, and Sanya's trust." [IMDB] 94 min. DVD 90
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Thirteen (2003)
Directed by Catherine Hardwicke. Cast: Holly Hunter, Evan Rachel Wood, Nikki Reed, Jeremy Sisto, Brady Corbet, Deborah Kara Unger, Kip Pardue, Sarah Clarke, D.W. Moffett. Los Angeles teenager and overachiever Tracy is an excellent student in her seventh grade class and gets along well with her mother, Melanie. She fears that she's not cool enough to be friends with Evie, the most popular girl in school. Fueled with adolescent energy, Tracy follows Evie's lead into the harsh realities of sex, drugs, and hard-edged adventure. Consumed with temptations and conflicting desires, Tracy loses her good-girl identity, greatly affecting her relationship with her mom. 100 min. DVD 2266

To Kill a Mockingbird (1962)
Directed by Robert Mulligan. Cast: Gregory Peck, Brock Peters, Mary Badham. "Harper Lee's Pulitzer Prize-winning autobiographical novel was translated to film in 1962 by Horton Foote and the producer/director team of Robert Mulligan and Alan J. Pakula. Set a small Alabama town in the 1930s, the story focuses on scrupulously honest, highly respected lawyer Atticus Finch, magnificently embodied by Gregory Peck. Finch puts his career on the line... More when he agrees to represent Tom Robinson (Brock Peters), a black man accused of rape. The trial and the events surrounding it are seen through the eyes of Finch's six-year-old daughter Scout (Mary Badham). While Robinson's trial gives the film its momentum, there are plenty of anecdotal occurrences before and after the court date: Scout's ever-strengthening bond with older brother Jem (Philip Alford), her friendship with precocious young Dill Harris (a character based on Lee's childhood chum Truman Capote and played by John Megna), her father's no-nonsense reactions to such life-and-death crises as a rampaging mad dog, and especially Scout's reactions to, and relationship with, Boo Radley (Robert Duvall in his movie debut), the reclusive "village idiot" who turns out to be her salvation when she is attacked by a venomous bigot. To Kill a Mockingbird won Academy Awards for Best Actor (Peck), Best Adapted Screenplay, and Best Art Direction." [Hal Erickson, All Movie Guide] 116 min. DVD 2934; vhs 999:89

Tortilla Soup (2001)
Director, Maria Ripoll. Cast: Hector Elizondo, Jacqueline Obradors, Tamara Mello,Paul Rodriguez, Constance Marie, Joel Joan, Nikolai Kinski, Julio Oscar Mechoso, Elizabeth Pena, Raquel Welch. A heartwarming comedy that's all about food, family and a certain kind of magic that only happens at the dinner table. Martin is the culinary genius behind a successful restaurant and the widowed father of three daughters whom he has a compulsion to try and steer inthe right direction. Hungry for their independance, the girls find themselves at odds with their traditionalist father. 104 min. DVD 1525
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Tumbleweeds (1999)
Directed by Gavin O'Connor. Cast: Janet McTeer, Jay O. Sanders, Kimberly J. Brown. A woman constantly runs from town to town with her 12 year old daughter to escape failed relationships. The film opens with one escape and the shift into a new start in San Diego. There Mom takes up with a controlling trucker and fights with her weirdo boss. Meanwhile, the daughter, used to making the constant shifts, finds a fit at school including getting chosen for a play lead. 100 min. DVD X2266
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Viva Cuba (France / Cuba, 2005)
Directed by Juan Carlos Cremata Malberti. Cast: Malu Tarrau Broche, Jorgito Milo Avila. In a this touching coming-of-age road movie the friendship between two children is threatened by their parents' differences. Malu is from an upper-class family and her single mother does not want her to play with Jorgito, as she thinks his background coarse and commonplace. Jorgito's mother a poor socialist proud of her family's social standing, places similar restrictions on her son. What neither woman recognizes is the immense strength of the bond between Malu and Jorgito. When the children learn that Malu's mother is planning to leave Cuba, they decide to travel to the other side of the island to find Malu's father and persuade him against signing the forms that would allow it. 84 min. DVD 7473
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The World According to Garp (1982)
Directed by George Roy Hill. Cast: Cast: Robin Williams, Mary Beth Hurt, Glenn Close, John Lithgow. Based on the John Irving novel, this film chronicles the life of T S Garp, and his mother, Jenny. Whilst Garp sees himself as a "serious" writer, Jenny writes a feminist manifesto at an opportune time, and finds herself as a magnet for all manner of distressed women. 137 min. DVD X4444; vhs 999:2674
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You Can Count on Me (2000)
Directed by George Roy Hill. Cast: Laura Linney, Mark Ruffalo, Matthew Broderick, Jon Tenney, Rory Culkin. Sammy is a single mom living in a small Catskill town with her eight-year-old son. A lot happens all at once to Sammy as she picks up with an old boyfriend, gets a new boss and her wayward brother finally shows up after months of no communication. A crisis of sorts ensues when the son meets his estranged father. 137 min. DVD 5500
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Other films featuring single parents

American History X (1998) DVD 9903; vhs 999:2826 (brother as parent)

Amreeka(USA / Canada, 2009) DVD X2502 (single mother)

As Good As It Gets (1997) DVD 7919 (single mother)

The Birds (1963) DVD 199; vhs 999:280(single mother)

Blame (Spain, 2006) DVD X477 (single mother)

Chocolat (UK / USA, 2000) DVD 1745 (single mother)

East of Eden (1954) DVD 4014; vhs 999:130 (single father)

Erin Brockovich (1999) DVD 1075 (single mother)

The Exorcist (1973) DVD 4024; vhs 999:1005 (single mother)

E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial (1982) DVD 8967 (single mother)

Heartland (1979) DVD 4274 (single mother)

Little Women (1994) DVD 8424; vhs Video vhs 999:1355 (single mother)

North Country (2005) DVD 5207 (single mother)

Little Women (1933) DVD 8421; vhs 999:1321 (single mother)

The Mighty (1998) DVD 6409 (single mother)

Miracle on 34th Street (1947) DVD 6810 (single mother)

Mostly Martha (2001) DVD 1657 (single guardian)

The Music Man (1962) DVD 473; vhs 999:826 (single mother)

North Country (2005) DVD 5207 (single mother)

The Players Club (1998) DVD 4496; vhs vhs 999:2815 (single mother)

Scarlet Letter (1995) vhs 999:1679 (single mother)

Simon Birch (1998) DVD 6410 (single mother)

The Sixteen Candles (1984) DVD 6139 (single father)

The Sixth Sense (1999) DVD 1670 (single mother)

Sound of Music (1965) DVD 456; vhs 999:767 (single father)

Sunshine Cleaning (2008) DVD X2269(single mother; single father)

Ten Things I Hate About You (1999) DVD X1044; vhs 999:2546 (single mother)

The Unforgiven ( 1992) vhs 999:1108 (single father)

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