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|Velázquez: The Nobleman of Painting
60 minutes, English.
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|Aguirre, The Wrath of God
Director: Werner Herzog
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|All About My Mother
Director: Pedro Almodovar
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|Alsino and the Condor
Director: Miguel Littin
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reading from her own work In the Time of the Butterflies on the occasion of her visit to JCU January 31, 1995
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|America #4: Mirrors of the Heart
The people of South and Central America and the Caribbean reflect on their lives, their history and societies in Americas. This intimate look at contemporary Latin America examines issues confronting the entire region by focusing on individual communities. Campesinos, city dwellers, artists, government officials, revolutionaries and others bring forth the multi-layered diversity of the region.
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|America Video Library, Tape #1 & #2
both with book.
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|Anita’s Secret, Segment Three
ABC News, 20/20
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International Video Network [Video Visits],
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|Spanish-Speakers and Bilingualism
Spanish-Speakers and Bilingualism
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|Authentic Spanish Materials
Volume 1: Spanish Commercials
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Director: Carlos Saura
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|Ballad of Gregorio Cortez, The
Director: Robert Young
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1994, 40 minutes.
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|Belle Époque – The Age of Beauty
Director: Fernando Trueba
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|Between Pancho Villa and a Naked Woman
Entre Pancho Villa y una Mujer Desnuda
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|Biculturalism and Acculturation among Latinos
1992, 28 minutes.
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Director: Leon Ichaso
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Director: Carlos Saura
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|Bullfight: La fiesta brava, Part 1
Part 1 and Part 2: 52 minutes.
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|Bullfight: La fiesta brava, Part 2
La fiesta brava, Part 2
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Director: José Luis Cuerda
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Director: Juanma Bajo Ulloa
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with Susu Pecoraro and Imanol Arias.
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|Caminos de liberatión [PE-3]
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|Canciones de mi padre
A Romantic Evening in New Mexico: Linda Ronstadt.
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|Cantemos in Español
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Director: Ken Loach
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A World of Ideas with Bill Moyers
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with Julia Migenes-Johnson and Placido Domingo.
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with Mikhail Baryshnikov, Zizi Jeanmarie.
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|Cartas del parque – Letters from the Park
with Victor Laplace and Ivonne Lopez.
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|Cathedral: The Story of its Construction
– with book.
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Director: Martín Patino
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|Cesar Chavez [1927-1993]
Volume 3 of 10:
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|Christmas Customs in Latin America
– with notes in cover.
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|Coca y covaína [PE-5]
– with transcript.
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|Conocer Español, Part 1
– with book.
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|Conocer Español, Part 2 – with book.
– with book.
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1990, 28 minutes.
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– see Espejo de escritores
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International Video Network [Video Visits],
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|Cria! – Secret of Anna, The …Or…Cria Cuervos
Director: Carlos Saura
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|Cuba: 25 años de revolucíon [PH-3]
PICS, 1990, 60 minutes.
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|Cuentos populares latinoamericanos
Latin American Folk Tales.
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|uentos populares latinoamericanos
– Latin American Folk Tales
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|Cultural Bias in Education
1992, 28 minutes
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|Culture of Poverty, The
1992, 26 minutes.
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|Cuzco, la ciudad y su gente [PC-4]
Cuzco, la ciudad y su gente [PC-4] – with transcript.
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|Demons in the Garden
Demons in the Garden
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Director: G.W. Pabst
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|Drama: Performing a Play
Educational Video Network: 448V
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|Ecuador & the Galapagos Islands Experience, The
1995, 47 minutes.
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|El amor brujo – Love, the Magician
Director: Carlos Saura
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|Camino de Santiago
Camino de Santiago
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Director: Anthony Mann
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|El Escorial and Toledo
42 minutes, English version.
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Director: Gregory Nava
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|El pequeño Robin Hood
El pequeño Robin Hood – see La leyenda de Rodrigo
El Salvador – see Houses Are Full of Smoke, The
– see Latin American Special
Ana C. Jarvis/Raquel Lebredo:
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|Ernesto CHE Guevara
1997, 94 minutes, color & black & white.
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Lecture of 11/01/1998
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|Espejo de escritores
Mario Vargas Llosa
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|Evening with Charo! An
Now for the first time, Charo brings her sizzling Las Vegas Show to your home. A cast of over 30 dancers and musicians join Charo in an evening of non-stop entertainment live on stage in the Bally’s Grand Room.
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|Family Comedy ‘Circus’
Family Comedy ‘Circus’ -see La leyenda de Rodrigo
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|Fodor’s Mexico – see Mexico
Fodor’s Mexico – see Mexico
|Foods of Latin America
– with Study Questions in case.
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|Fortunata y jacinta – Historia de dos casadas
Fortunata y jacinta – Historia de dos casadas
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Fuentes, Carlos – see Espejo de escritores
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|Garcilaso de la Vega
Garcilaso de la Vega – see Latin American Special
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|Goya in Bordeaux
2000, 105 minutes, color, Spanish with English subtitles.
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|Great Festivals of Spain
Great Festivals of Spain
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Guatemala – see: Houses Are Full of Smoke, The
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Houdini – see Latin American Special
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|Houses are Full of Smoke, The, 3 volumes
Houses are Full of Smoke, The, 3 volumes
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|I Don’t Want to Talk about It
I Don’t Want to Talk about It
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|Imagenes para una democracia [PE-2]
Imagenes para una democracia [PE-2] – with transcript.
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|Introducing Central America
Introducing Central America – with notes in cover.
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|Introducing Don Quixote
Introducing Don Quixote
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|Andalusia to the Pyrenees, Part 2.
Andalusia to the Pyrenees, Part 2.
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|Johnny 100 Pesos
Johnny 100 Pesos
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|Jorge Luis Borges
Jorge Luis Borges – see: Latin American Special.
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José Martí – see Latin American Special
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|Juan Carlos I: 10 años rey [PH-6]
Juan Carlos I: 10 años rey [PH-6]
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|La boca del lobo – The Lion’s Den
La boca del lobo – The Lion’s Den
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|La Forza del Destino
Opera in 4 acts by Giuseppe Verdi
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|La historia oficial – The Official Story
La historia oficial – The Official Story
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|La muerte del Che Guevara
La muerte del Che Guevara
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|La muerte viva – Day of the Dead
La muerte viva – Day of the Dead
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|La muralla verde – The Green Wall
La muralla verde – The Green Wall
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|La rosa blanca
Director: Roberto Gavaldon
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|Las Cartas de Alou – see Letters from Alou
Las Cartas de Alou – see Letters from Alou
|La vida inútil de Pito Perez
La vida inútil de Pito Perez – see La leyenda de Rodrigo
|Latin American Lifestyles
Latin American Lifestyles
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|Latinos: The life of the Spirit
Latinos: The life of the Spirit
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|Let’s Visit South America
Let’s Visit South America
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|Letters from Alou
Letters from Alou
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|Life According to Muriel
Life According to Muriel
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|Like Water for Chocolate
Like Water for Chocolate
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|Los santos inocentes – The Holy Innocents
1986, 108 minutes DVD
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|Los olvidados (The Young and The Damned)
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|Luis Buñuel [LA-2]
Luis Buñuel [LA-2]
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|Mama Turns 100
Mama Turns 100(
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Questar: Travels in Mexico and the Caribbean
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|Mas canciones en Español – see Cantemos en Español – with book.|
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|Mario Vargas Llosa, Mario Vargas – see Espejo de escritores
Mario Vargas Llosa, Mario Vargas – see Espejo de escritores
|Mexican Americans – Part 13 of a 15 Volume set:
Mexican Americans – Part 13 of a 15 Volume set:
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|Mexican Pre-historic Cultures
Mexican Pre-historic Cultures – with notes in cover.
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|Mexican Pyramid Tour, A
Mexican Pyramid Tour, A
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|Mexico – with notes in cover.
Mexico – with notes in cover.
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|Mexico- Part 2 of 8 from Series
Mexico – Part 2 of 8 from Series: 500 Nations,
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|Mexico, Emerging Powers, An Insider’s Guide
Mexico, Emerging Powers, An Insider’s Guide
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|Mexico on Video
Mexico on Video
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|Miracle of Marcelino, The
Miracle of Marcelino, The
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|Mirrors of the Heart
Mirrors of the Heart – see America #4: Mirrors of the Heart
|Miss Universo en el Perú [PE-1]
Miss Universo en el Perú [PE-1] – with transcript.
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|Modernism: Matisse, Picasso and More 20th Century Painters
1992 Studio Quart, about 30 minutes
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|Moyers Collection, The
Moyers Collection, The
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|Music of Latin America
Music of Latin America – with notes in cover.
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|New Directions in Technology
New Directions in Technology
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Nicaragua – see Houses Are Full of Smoke, The
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|No Future – see Rodrigo D
No Future – see Rodrigo D
|North from Mexico
North from Mexico
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|Odyssey: Maya Lords of the Jungle
Odyssey: Maya Lords of the Jungle
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|Open Your Eyes
Open Your Eyes
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|Perú: ni leche ni gloria [PE-4]
Perú: ni leche ni gloria [PE-4] – with transcript.
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|Picasso, The Man and His Work
Picasso, The Man and His Work
|Pictures from a Revolution
Director: Susan Meiselas, Richard P. Rogers, and Alfred Guzzetti.
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|Puerto Ricans – Part 15 of a 15 Volume set
Puerto Ricans – Part 15 of a 15 Volume set:
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|Question of Conscience, A
Question of Conscience, A
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|Rodrigo D – No Future
Rodrigo D – No Future
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|Roses in December
Roses in December
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|Rumbas y comparsas de Cuba
Rumbas y comparsas de Cuba
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|Segovia: Mirror of Spanish History
Segovia: Mirror of Spanish History
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|Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz
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|Spain: Everything under the Sun
Spain: Everything under the Sun
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|Spanish Colonial Exploration
Spanish Colonial Exploration – see: Voyage of Discovery
|Spanish from Within
Spanish from Within – with book.
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|Status of Latino Family, The
Status of Latino Family, The
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|Status of Latina Women, The
Status of Latina Women, The
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Director: Victoria Hochberg
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|Two Faces of the Seventeenth Century:
Two Faces of the Seventeenth Century:
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|Una hija más 1. Bienvenida y adiós
Una hija más 1. Bienvenida y adiós
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Venezuela – see Cuentos de hadas para niños
|Velázquez, El Greco, Goya, and the Spanish Masters
Velázquez, El Greco, Goya, and the Spanish Masters
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|Voyage of Discovery: Spanish Colonial Exploration
Voyage of Discovery: Spanish Colonial Exploration
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|What Have I Done to Deserve this?
What Have I Done to Deserve this?
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|Who the Hell is? ¿Quien Diabolos Es Juliette?
Who the Hell is? ¿Quien Diabolos Es Juliette?
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|Women of Hope: Latinas Abriendo Camino
Women of Hope: Latinas Abriendo Camino
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|Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown
Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown
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|Portrait of America
Portrait of America
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|Ballad of Gregorio Cortez, The
Director: Robert Young
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|Puerto Rico and U.S. Virgin Islands
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1995 Run Time: 104 minutes Language: Spanish Subtitles: English, VHS and 2 DVD copies
Directors: Tomás Guíerrez Alea and Juan Carlos Tabio
In this romantic comedy from the directors of Strawberry and Chocolate, Yoyita, a now world famous diva, returns to her home town of Guantanamo for an elegant reception in her honor and a surprising reunion with her once beloved, Candido. Overjoyed with the rekindled memories of her first love, Yoyita’s elated heart fizzles while in Candido’s doting embrace.
Joining Yoyita’s funeral procession back to Havana are her sexy nice Gina, a former professor blacklisted for political nonconformity, and her husband Adolfo, a tasteless government official in charge of the funeral’s proceedings. As the cortege winds westward across Cuba, its path keeps crossing that of Mariano, a gallant truck driver who once had a student crush on Gina and whose recurring presence crystallizes her doubts about her marriage.
Guantanamera is so fluid and easygoing, and its golden summertime ambiance so captivating, that one might not immediately realize the film is also an ambitious and remarkably bold overview of contemporary Cuba.
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|A Very Old Man With Enormous Wings
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|El Cantar de Mio Cid
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|Ruiz: El Libro de Buen Amor
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|Miracle in Rome
1988 Lisandro Duque Naranjo, Director. Starring Frank Ramirez, Gerardo Arellano, Amalia Duque García, Lisandro Duque and Daniel Priolett
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|Talk to Her
2002 Pedro Almodóvar, director. Featuring Javier Cámara, Darío Grandinetti, Leonor Watling and Rosario Flores.
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|Crime of Padre Amaro, The (El Crimen del Padre Amaro)
2002 Carlos Carrera, director. Starring Gael García Bernal and Ana Claudia Talancón.
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1999 Pilar Távora, director. Starring Aitana Sánchez-Gijón, Irene Papas and Juan Diego
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|Official Story, The
1985 Luis Puenzo, director. Starring Norma Aleandro, Hector Alterio, Analia Castro and Chunchuna Villafane
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|Details of a Duel
1988 Sergio Cabrera, director. Starring Frank Ramirez, Humberto Dorado, and Florina Lemaitre
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|We’re All Stars (Todos somos estrellas)
1993 Felipe Degregori, director.
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2001 Vicente Aranda, director. Starring Pilar López de Ayala, Daniele Liotti, Rosana Pastor, Giuliano Gemma, Roberto Álvarez, Guillermo Toledo, and Susy Sánchez
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|Men With Guns
1997 John Sayles, director. Starring Federico Luppi, Damian Alcazar, Tania Cruz, Damian Delgado, Dan Rivera Gonzalez, Mandy Patinkin, and Kathryn Grody
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1999 Benito Zambrano, director. Starring María Galiana, Ana Fernández, Carlos Álvarez, and Antonio Dechent
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|Blue Diner, The (La Fonda Azul)
2003 Jan Egleson, director. Starring Miriam Colón, Lisa Vidal, José Yenque, and William Marquez
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|Time Of The Butterflies, In The
2000 Mariano Barroso, director. Starring Salma Hayek and Edward James Olmos
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1995 106 minutes Spanish with English subtitles
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|Strawberry and Chocolate
1994 104 minutes
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|Motorcycle Diaries, The (Diarios de motocicleta)
2004 127 minutes
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|Don Juan My Love
1990 96 minutes Spanish with English subtitles
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2004 108 minutes
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|Sea Inside, The
2004 125 minutes Spanish with English or Spanish subtitles DVD
Director: Alejandro Amenábar
Cast: Javier Bardem, Belén Rueda, Lola Dueñas, Mabel Rivera, Celso Bugallo
Life story of Spaniard Ramón Sampedro, who fought a 30-year campaign to win the right to end his life with dignity. Film explores Ramón’s relationships with two women: Julia, a lawyer who supports his cause, and Rosa, a local woman who wants to convince him that life is worth living. Through the gift of his love, these two women are inspired to accomplish things they never previously thought possible. Despite his wish to die, Ramón taught everyone he encountered the meaning, value and preciousness of life. Though he could not move himself, he had an uncanny ability to move others.
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|Maria Full of Grace
2004 101 minutes Spanish
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|Nobody’s Wife (Señora de Nadie)
1982 98 minutes
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|Advanced Spanish (Standard Deviants School)
copyright 2002, Cerebellum Corp.
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|l’auberge espagnole (The Spanish Apartment)
2002 122 minutes
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|Bear Cub (Cachorro)
2004 95 minutes Spanish with optional English subtitles.
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|La Vida que te Espera (Your Next Life)
2004, 105 minutes, In Spanish with optional English subtitles
Director: Manuel Gutiérrez Aragón
In a land steeped in tradition and competition, the inevitable happens. A murder among neighbors, a mystery unsolved and a familial rift that leads to love and hatred.
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|The Devil’s Backbone
2001, 108 minutes, in Spanish with English subtitles
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1997. 100 minutes. Spanish with optional English subtitles
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Spanish with English subtitles, 97 minutes
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|Half of Heaven
1986, Spanish with English subtitles, 127 minutes
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|El Alfabeto Español
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Director: Carlos Saura
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|The Changing Role of Hispanic Women
2004, 44 min.
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1992, 100 minutes, Spanish with English subtitles, DVD region 4 – requires a world format DVD player, standard USA players won’t work with this disk
Director: Bigas Luna
Fiery and luscious Senorita Silvia becomes pregnant to village Mummy’s-boy Jose, whose family owns the local underwear factory. Silvia’s father has left town and her mother Carmen is forced to become the town prostitute.
Jose’s overbearing mother Conchita fears her son will marry the daughter of a scarlet woman and takes action… she hires sexy, young Raul, who works in the ham-factory (& enjoys nude bullfighting) to seduce Silvia.
That’s when the passion and fun really heats up. A sensuous comedy that uses food as a sexual metaphor where breasts taste of ham and where a duel to the death is with a side of bacon!
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|Lovers of the Arctic Circle
1998, 109 minutes, DVD, Spanish with English subtitles
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|El Perro del Hortelano (The Dog In The Manger)
1995 109 minutes audio in Spanish, Italian or English, subtitles in English or French
Director: Pilar Miro
Cast: Emma Suarez, Carmelo Gomez, Rafael Alonso
A prominent 17th-century Spanish noblewoman throws social convention to the wind and pursues a romance with her low-born personal secretary in this romantic and lavish costume thriller. The trouble begins when the young Countess Diana discovers that the secretary Teodoro is engaged to one of her maids. Outraged, she manipulates her servant into falling in love with another so she can have Teodoro to herself. The attention she heaps upon Teodoro inspires the jealousy of her blue-blooded suitors who begin plotting his demise. – A brilliant adaptation of the best Spanish theater! This excellent movie shows the skills achieved by Pilar Miro as well as the outstanding improvement in the photography/cinematography in the Spanish cinema, as now it can even afford to be sensationalist.
DVD – region 2 disk
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|Cabeza de Vaca
1993 1 hour 48 minutes Spanish with English subtitles
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1996 109 minutes Language: Spanish Subtitles: English DVD
Director: Gerardo Vera
Actors: Juan Diego Botto, Terele Pavez, Maribel Verdú, Jordi Mollà, Penélope Cruz
Calisto is a young knight who has fallen madly in love with a beautiful maiden, Melibea. Failing in his endeavors to win her over, Calisto is prompted by his unscrupulous servant, Sempronio, to seek the help of Celestina.
Calisto’s other servant Parmeno, tries to dissuade his master from resorting to the old witch who Parmeno knows all about from past experiences. But Calisto sees Celestina as his last hope for love and happiness and so pays her to work here magic on Melibea, which she duly does. The young knight and the beautiful maiden are soon happy lovers, but not for long…
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2004. 87 minutes Spanish with optional English subtitles DVD
Director: Jorge Gaggero
Actors: Norma Aleandro, Norma Argentina, Marcos Mundstock, Claudia Lapacó, Elsa Berenguer
In this universally acclaimed film from writer-director Jorge Gaggero, Academy Award-nominated actress Norma Aleandro plays Beba, a sophisticated older woman whose recent divorce has left her in a precarious financial position. Despite her attempts to keep up appearances, she is finally forced to do the unthinkable – discharge her live-in maid. Dora has worked for Beba for thirty years and is dutiful but distant and reserved. When both women finally face life without the other, they soon discover that their relationship is more different than either had ever imagined.
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|Calderón de la Barca: La Vida Es Sueño
The Spanish classic, performed in the classic Spanish style—beautifully spoken and clear to the ear. With Julio Núñez as Segismundo and a first-rate supporting cast. An RTVE Production. (Spanish, 74 minutes, b&w)
Includes Public Performance Rights – the ability to present a non-theatrical performance, without charge, to a gathering of people in schools, universities and other public forums.
Copyright date: ©1968
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DVD 2 disk set
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|Soñar no cuesta Nada
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|A Red Bear
Now paroled, Bear thinks he might be able to start anew — but Natalia lives with Sergio, who helped her during rough times, and Alicia barely remembers her father at all. Bear is determined to get them back or at least repair the damage. Caught between the depressed Argentine economy and the double-dealing underworld, the only way he might succeed to ensure his daughter’s future may be to return to his criminal past. Will Bear make the ultimate sacrifice? ”
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Run Time: 100 minutes
Director: Francisco Vargas
Sinopsis Don Plutarco, su hijo Genaro y su nieto Lucio llevan una doble vida, por una parte son humildes músicos rurales, por otra apoyan activamente al movimiento guerrillero campesino contra el gobierno opresor.
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|Sex with Love
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Director and co-writer Andrés Wood, himself eight when Pinochet seized power, resurrects searing images of life – and loss of innocence – amidst a crumbling democracy. “Children experience events, but they do not judge,” says Wood. “They simply live, and bear witness.”
Cinematographer Miguel Joan Littin’s arresting visuals are accompanied by a lively, evocative soundtrack, adding further vibrancy to this unforgettable film.
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|Viva Pedro – The Almodovar Collection (Talk to Her/ Bad Education/ All about My Mother/ Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown/ Live Flesh/ Flower of My Secret / Matador / Law of Desire)
Number of discs: 9
Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown
Talk to Her
All about My Mother
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|The Holy Girl (La Niña Santa)
2004 Running Time: 104 min Spanish with optional English or Spanish subtitles.
Director: Lucrecia Martel
The Holy Girl poignantly captures the lives of two teenage 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. After an encounter with the respected Dr. Jano a physician attending the convention Amalia confides in Josefina that she is going to deliver him from sin. After submitting to her wishes Dr. Jano realizes that no matter how good the temptation nothing is worth the evil it causes.
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2008 Run Time: 105 minutes Spanish with optional English or Spanish subtitles
Director: Juan Antonio Bayona
A woman discovers dark secrets hidden within her cherished childhood home in the supernatural drama THE ORPHANAGE the feature film debut of acclaimed young Spanish director Juan Antonio Bayona. A superbly atmospheric and emotionally powerful tale of love loss and guilt.
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|Hombre Mirando Al Sudeste
1986, Run Time: 105 minutes, Spanish (no subtitles)
Director: Eliseo Subiela
Una extraña relación se establece entre el Dr. Denis, psiquiatra de profesión y Rantés, un joven que aparece de improviso en el hospital psiquiátrico y afirma ues es un extraterrestre en una misión secreta en el planeta Tilerra. Esta película del director de El lado oscuro del corazón, confirma el talento y el dominio de un lenguaje cenematográfico original y brillante.
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2001, Run Time: 100 minutes, Spanish with optional English subtitles
Director: Lucrecia Martel
Mecha (Graciela Borges) is a middle-aged woman with several accident-prone teenagers, a husband who dyes his hair, and the tedious problem of sullen servants. Nothing that a few drinks can’t cure. To avoid the uncomfortably hot and humid weather, they spend their summers at a country estate whose glory has long faded, where the swimming pool is filthy, but still offers some relief. Mecha’s cousin, Tali (Mercedes Morán), lives in the nearby city La Ciénaga (“The Swamp”) and has a crew of small, noisy children and a husband who loves his home, his kids, and hunting. Before long, the crowded, rough-and-tumble domestic situation strains both families’ nerves, exposing repressed family mysteries, and tensions that threaten to erupt into violence. Like Luis Buñuel before her, award-winning filmmaker Lucrecia Martel offers an unapologetic peek into the world of Argentina’s decadent bourgeoisie.
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1995, Run Time: 122 minutes, Spanish with optional English subtitles, DVD format
Director: Marcelo Piñeyro
“Hollywood could learn a great deal from this engaging film full of romance and action that never falters thanks to the performances by these extraordinary protagonists.” (NEW YORK TIMES) Winner of 13 international awards from various film festivals including Sundance, Caballos Salvajes (Wild Horses) is a lively-yet-poignant crime adventure about three fugitive rookie anarchists that transform themselves into media darlings after their botched robbery. Caballos Salvajes recaps four days in the lives of three strangers that become inseparable once they have to face using a gun for the first time, running from the media and their cameras, and avoiding death by seasoned criminals who are after their loot.
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|A Place in the World
1994, Run Time: 120 minutes, Spanish with English subtitles, one copy VHS format, one copy DVD format
Director: Adolfo Aristarain
Set against the backdrop of a ranching valley in Argentina, A Place in the World is a poignant, emotional drama that chronicles a wrenching confrontation between traditional values and the inexorable incursions of “progress.”
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2003 Run time: 119 minutes Language: Basque, French, Spanish Subtitles: English and Spanish
Director: Vicente Aranda
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|Maradona; The Hand of God
2007 Run Time: 110 minutes Language: Spanish Subtitles: English
Directors: Marco Risi
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|Che: Rise & Fall (Che Guevara: The Documentary)
DVD Release Date: July 13, 2006
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|Love in the Time of Cholera
2007 Run Time: 138 minutes Language: English DVD
Director: Mike Newell
In the lush tropics of South America, an innocent desire blossoms into a romancde for the ages in this stunning epic. At the turn of the 20th century youthful romantic Florentino Ariza spots the stunning & sheltered Fermina Daza & immediately falls in love. Denied by her father Florentino refuses to give up his dream of winning her hand .. Even if that means waiting decades to fill the passion in his heart.
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1996 Spanish with optional English and Spanish subtitles Run time: 112 minutes
Director: Alejandro Amenábar
Ángela is a film student at the Madrid’s University Complutense. Searching for research material for her Thesis on audio-visual violence, she attains the friendship of Chema, a fellow student and introvert with an encyclopedic collection of violent and pornographic films.
After her professor dies while watching a film she steals the videotape, discovering that it is a snuff film featuring a girl whom Chema recognizes as a former student at the university – and a former associate of current student Bosco. Investigating the origins of the tape, they are drawn into the operations of a chilling snuff ring.
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2006 Run Time: 121 minutes Spanish with optional English subtitles
Director: Pedro Almodóvar
Raimunda and her sister Sole lost their parents in a tragic fire years ago… or did they? Supersitious villagers claim that the girls’ departed mother, Irene, has been seen wandering around their Aunt Paula’s home. When Irene appears to Sole, she explains that she has returned to set right her daughters’ troubled lives and reveal shocking secrets that will impact everyone! Raimunda has “female troubles” of her own, least of which is a corpse in the freezer!
DVD – 2 copies
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|Tie Me UP! Tie Me Down!
1990 Run Time: 111 minutes Spanish with optional English subtitles
Director: Pedro Almodóvar
Determined to create an ideal family for himself, an orphaned mental patient kidnaps a recovering drug addict/porn star in an irrationally inspired bid for love. Convinced that if she only knew him, she would love him, the lunatic Ricky is as much captive as captor, imprisoned by his desire for the beautiful actress.
one copy VHS one copy DVD
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|Sexo por compasión
2000 Run Time: 109 minutes Spanish with optional English subtitles DVD
Director: Laura Mañá
Dolores is devastated when her husband Pepe, fed up with her excessive generosity toward other men, leaves her. Determined to get him back, Dolores attempts to quit her giving ways. But it’s soon evident that Dolores has a gift. When she commits adultery, she ends up bringing the color and happiness back into her community.
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|The Headless Woman
2007 run time: 87 minutes Spanish with English subtitles DVD
Director: Lucrecia Martel
A bourgeois woman is driving alone on a dirt road, becomes distracted, and runs over something. In the days following this jarring incident, she is dazed and emotionally disconnected from the people and events in her life. She becomes obsessed with the possibility that she may have killed someone. The police confirm that there were no accidents reported in the area and everything returns to normal until a gruesome discovery is made. Lucrecia Martel’s third feature after the acclaimed La Cienaga and The Holy Girl examines the intricacies of class status and the role of women in a male-dominated society.
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|Saint Teresa of the Andes
1989 Run Time: 450 minutes (3 disks) Spanish with English subtitles DVD
Director: Vicente Sabatini
A beautiful, epic mini-series produced in Chile that tells the story of the inspiring life of the new young Carmelite saint who lived in the 20th century, died at the age of just 19 years old, and was canonized by Pope John Paul II in 1993. St. Teresa of Jesus of the Andes, known officially as “St. Teresa of the Andes”, grew up in a close-knit, upper middle class Catholic family in Santiago, Chile, was very popular with her friends and relatives, entered Carmel at age 19, and died before her 20th birthday.
Starring actress Pauline Urrutia in an acclaimed performance as St. Teresa, and with excellent acting performances all around, this film shows Teresa as a normal young woman who was a well-rounded person with many interests, including being an excellent athlete, who had a winning personality and a profound love for God, her family and friends. She had a true contemplative spirit to match her outgoing personality, and when she entered Carmel she already had a deep spirituality and a strong prayer life. Thus she quickly ascended the heights of sanctity that was recognized by her Carmelite community and beyond. She is a great role model and witness for today’s youth.
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|Luz silenciosa ( Silent Light)
2008 Run Time: 138 minutes Spanish with Spanish subtitles DVD
Director: Carlos Reygadas
Johan y su familia son Menonitas de el norte de Mexico. Contra la ley de dios y del hombre Johan ama a otra mujer. Algunas veces el Cine no es simplemente Cine: es una revelacion.
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|La Misma Luna (Under the Same Moon)
2007 – 110 minutes – Spanish with optional English subtitles – DVD (3 copies)
Director: Patricia Riggen
Even across thousands of miles, the special bond between a mother and son can never be broken. It gives hope to Carlitos, a scrappy nine-year-old boy whose mother, Rosario, has gone to America to build a better life for both of them. While Rosario struggles for a brighter future, fate forces Carlitos’ hand and he embarks on an extraordinary journey to find her.
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|The Dark Side of the Heart
1994, 127 minutes, DVD, Spanish with English subtitles
Director: Eliseo Subiela
From the director of Man Facing Southeast comes this parable about a narcissistic poet in search of the perfect woman. Claiming he will not tolerate a woman who cannot fly, young Oliverio rejects potential lovers. When he meets a prostitute named Ana who can actually fly, she prefers to keep their relationship a business arrangement. Tormented and lovelorn, Oliverio must face the consequences of pursuing his dream.
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2009, 127 minutes, DVD, Spanish and French with English and French subtitles
Directors: Pedro Almodóvar
A luminous Penélope Cruz stars as an actress who sacrifices everything for true love in Broken Embraces, Academy Award -winning filmmaker (2003, Best Writing, Original Screenplay, Talk to Her) Pedro Almodóvar’s acclaimed tale of sex, secrets and cinema. When her father becomes gravely ill, beautiful Lena (Cruz) consents to a relationship with her boss Ernesto (José Luis Gómez), a very wealthy, much-older man who pays for her father’s hospitalization and provides her a lavish lifestyle. But Lena’s dream is to act and soon she falls for the director of her first film – a project bankrolled by her husband to keep her near. Upon his discovery of the affair, Ernesto stops at nothing to ruin Lena’s happiness.
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|Arráncame la Vida (Tear This Heart Out)
2009, 111 minutes, DVD, Spanish with Spanish subtitles (copies 1 and 2) with English subtitles (copy 3)
Director: Roberto Sneider
Arráncame la Vida En un mundo de política, corrupción, adulterio y asesinato, se desarrolla Arráncame la Vida, una película basada en la exitosa novela de Ángeles Mastretta, que retrata la historia de una mujer que se atrevió a romper los esquemas de su tiempo. Catalina es una mujer poblana en los años treinta que encuentra en Andrés Ascencio, un hombre simpático y poderoso, una vía para salir de su pequeño mundo y vivir grandes experiencias. Pronto descubre que al haber ligado su vida a la de Andrés, está perdiendo su libertad, aunque en todo momento es seductor, generoso y protector. Pero liberarse de ese hombre tan poderoso, en el México de 1930, es poco menos que imposible. Catalina empieza a vivir como mujer cuando en el Palacio de Bellas Artes conoce al director de orquesta Carlos Vives, un joven que es la antítesis de Andrés, idealista e intenso y con quien Catalina redescubre el verdadero significado del amor. Con las extraordinarias actuaciones de Daniel Giménez Cacho, Ana Claudia Talancón y José María de Tavira, Arráncame la Vida es una película que te atrapará.
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|Take My Eyes
2003, run time 106 minutes, Spanish with optional English subtitles, DVD
Director: Icíar Bollaín
Beginning as an edge-of-your-seat noir thriller, a terrified Pilar hastily flees in the middle of the night with her young son as if her life depends on it. Reaching her Sister Ana’s house, Pilar breaks down in turmoil. Banging on Ana’s front door is Pilar’s husband, Antonio who in a fit of rage screams for Pilar to return home. But Pilar holds tight. With Ana’s support, Pilar is determined to save herself from Antonio’s rage. Settling in with Ana, Pilar begins a new career, and finds a greater sense of self. Yet the very passionate Antonio is far from a one-dimensional brute, and the bond between Pilar and Antonio is deep- tangling together love, eroticism, and submissiveness. Their relationship has always been a potent mix of love and anger.
Deeply in love, Pilar is persuaded to return to him, generating tremendous empathy and suspense as the couple struggles to rebuild their relationship. But there are no simple answers in this piercing multifaceted work. Take My Eyes tackles the difficult subject of domestic violence, broadening its cautionary tale with humor, lyricism, and a shattered love story.
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|Rudo y Cursi
2009, run time 102 minutes, Spanish with optional English subtitles, DVD
Director: Carlos Cuarón
The charismatic young stars of Y Tu Mama Tambien bring dynamic life to a familiar tale of lives ruined by ambition and rivalry. Rudo y Cursi are the nicknames given to two brothers who rise from provincial obscurity to stardom in soccer (or, as it’s known everywhere except the U.S., football). Cursi (Gael Garcia Bernal) takes his gift for sport for granted as he dreams of success as a singer, despite his modest talent. Rudo (Diego Luna) is ferocious in his dedication to being a goalie, but succumbs to the compulsive highs of gambling. The arc of their rise and fall is predictable, but Luna and Garcia Bernal bring such vibrant energy to their roles that the movie becomes richly involving; the rapport between the actors (who have been friends since childhood) makes their sibling rivalry potent. Narrating the movie is the devil in their ears, their manager Batuta (Argentinean actor Guillermo Francella). Batuta weaves in and out of the story, his wily charm and self-serving manipulation undermining what little hope the brothers have of lifting themselves back up. Batuta’s rueful commentary, full of sometimes comic, sometimes barbed sports metaphors, also helps lift Rudo y Cursi beyond the cliches of a sports tragedy. Written and directed by Carlos Cuaron, who co-wrote Y Tu Mama Tambien.–Bret Fetzer
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2009, Run Time: 122 minutes, Spanish with optional English subtitles DVD
Director: Carlos Carrera
Blanca Bravo es una policia joven, seria, idealista. Recien llegada a Ciudad Juárez se enfrenta a la epidemia de muertes local: cada mes, dos muertas en promedio vienen apareciendo. Blanca se dedica a investigar los asesinatos con tesón, descubriendo una sociedaden la que pocos quieren abrir los ojos y ver que sucede a su alrededor. Por su parte Juanita Sánchez (Asur Zágada), chiapaneca de Cintalapa de tan sólo 17 años, es reclutada por la gran industria maquiladora de Ciudad Juárez y en tres meses se vuelve una mujer llena de sí misma, con un futuro que parece prometedor. Las historias de Blanca y Juanita se cruzarán en un tremendo desenlace, un amanecer en el desierto.
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2007 Run Time: 110 minutes original Spanish version with optional English subtitles, also an English Dubbed version DVD
Director: Simon Brand
Paraiso Travel is the story of Marlon Cruz, a young Colombian man who, motivated by his beautiful girlfriend Reina leaves his life in Colombia to illegally cross the border and find fortune in New York. Marlon’s journey, which takes him through seedy strip clubs, dance halls, homeless hostels, and the streets of Jackson Heights, ultimately leads him to a place he could have never predicted.
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|The Secret in Their Eyes (El Secreto de Sus Ojos)
2010 Run Time: 129 minutes Spanish with optional English subtitles, also a French dubbed version DVD
Director: Juan José Campanella
Recently retired criminal court investigator Benjamin (Ricardo Darin), decides to write a novel based on a twenty-five year old unresolved rape and murder case, which still haunts him. Sharing his plans with Irene (Soledad Villamil), the beautiful judge and former colleague he has secretly been in love with for years, Benjamin’s initial involvement with the case is shown through flashbacks, as he sets out to identify the murderer. But Benjamin’s search for the truth will put him at the center of a judicial nightmare, as the mystery of the heinous crime continues to unfold in the present, testing the limits of a man seeking justice and personal fulfillment at last.
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|South of the Border
2010 Run Time: 78 minutes English and Spanish with English subtitles
Director: Oliver Stone
There s a revolution underway in South America, but most of the world doesn t know it. Oliver Stone sets out on a road trip across five countries to explore the social and political movements as well as the mainstream media s misperception of South America while interviewing seven of its elected presidents. In casual conversations with Presidents Hugo Chávez (Venezuela), Evo Morales (Bolivia), Lula da Silva (Brazil), Cristina Kirchner (Argentina), as well as her husband and ex-President Nestor Kirchner, Fernando Lugo (Paraguay), Rafael Correa (Ecuador), and Raúl Castro (Cuba), Stone gains unprecedented access and sheds new light upon the exciting transformations in the region.
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|Flores De Otro Mundo ( Flowers From Another World )
1999 Run Time: 108 minutes Language: Spanish Subtitles: English DVDActors: José Sancho, Luis Tosar, Lissete Mejía, Chete Lera, Marilyn Torres
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2009 Run Time: 87 minutes Language: Spanish Subtitles: English DVD
Director: Pedro Ultrearas
A harsh but touching film that presents the reality of many immigrants. “El Negro” is hired to cross the US/Mexican border illegally with a group of people but deep down he wants this to be his last mission. The people in charge suspect his intentions and send “Gavilan” to watch over him and soon these two will have to confront each other. In this battle the real victims are the dreamers who believe that there is a tomorrow behind the border without thinking of the adversities of human trafficking.
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2010 Run Time: 149 minutes Language: Spanish DVD
Producer: Luis Estrada
MÉXICO, HOY: EL INFIERNO. BENJAMÍN GARCÍA, EL BENNY, ES DEPORTADO DE ESTADOS UNIDOS Y AL REGRESAR A SU PUEBLO ENCUENTRA UN PANORAMA DESOLADOR. LA VIOLENCIA, LA CORRUPCIÓN Y LA CRISIS ECONÓMICA QUE AZOTAN AL PAÍS, HAN DEVASTADO POR COMPLETO AL LUGAR. EL BENNY, SIN OTRAS OPCIONES Y PARA AYUDAR A SU FAMILIA A SALIR ADELANTE, SE INVOLUCRA EN EL NEGOCIO DEL NARCO, EN EL QUE TIENE, POR PRIMERA VEZ EN SU VIDA, UNA FULGURANTE PROSPERIDAD LLENA DE DINERO, MUJERES Y VIOLENCIA, PERO AL FINAL DESCUBRIRÁ EN CARNE PROPIA, QUE EL TENTADOR CAMINO DE LA VIDA CRIMINAL NO SIEMPRE PAGA LO QUE PROMETE. ACLAMADA POR EL PÚBLICO Y LA CRÍTICA; Y CONSIDERADA UNA DE LAS MEJORES Y MÁS POLÉMICAS PELÍCULAS DE LA DÉCADA, EL INFIERNO CIERRA LA TRILOGÍA SATÍRICA DE LUÍS ESTRADA, JUNTO CON LA LEY DE HERODES Y UN MUNDO MARAVILLOSO, SOBRE LA VIDA POLÍTICA Y SOCIAL DEL MÉXICO CONTEMPORÁNEO.
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2008 Run Time: 103 minutes Language: Spanish DVD
Director: Carlos Velo
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|A Better Life
2011 Run Time: 97 minutes Language: English or Spanish Subtitles: English or Spanish DVD
Actor: Demian Bechir
Carlos Galindo always dreamed of a better life for his wife and newborn son when he crossed the border into the US. But when his wife left him, Carlos’s only goal became to make sure his son Luis was given the opportunities he never had.
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2010 Run Time: 92 minutes Language: Spanish Subtitles: English DVD
Actors: Fernando Lujan, Ari Brickman, Enrique Arreola, Angelina Pelaez, Cecilia Suarez
Nora’s Will is a comedy like nothing you’ve seen before, a truly unique tale of lost faith and eternal love from one of Mexico’s most talented new filmmakers, writer/director Mariana Chenillo. Nora’s Will was named Mexico’s Best Picture of the Year, taking home seven Ariel Awards. Chenillo is the first female director ever to win Mexico’s Best Picture award.
When his ex-wife Nora dies right before Passover, José (Fernando Luján) is forced to stay with her body until she can be properly put to rest. He soon realizes he is part of Nora’s plan to bring her family back together for one last Passover feast, leading José to reexamine their relationship and rediscover their undying love for each other.
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|Sin Nombre: Rêve de Leberté
2009 Run Time: 60 minutes Language: Spanish Subtitles: English, French DVD
Director: Cary Fukunaga
Seeking the promise of America, a beautiful young woman, Sayra (Paulina Gaitan), joins her father on an odyssey to cross the gauntlet of the Latin American countryside. Along the way, she crosses paths with a teenaged Mexican gang member, El Casper (Edgar M. Flores), who is maneuvering to outrun his violent past. Together they have to rely on faith, trust and street smarts if they are to survive their increasingly perilous journey towards the hope of new lives.
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|La Casa de Bernarda Alba: Federico García Lorca
Run Time: 90 minutes Language: Spanish DVD
Director: Mario Camus
Bernarda, a la muerte de su segundo marido, se queda al cuidado de cinco hijas, a las que somete a una disciplina tal, que es en realidad un enterramiento en vida. La aparición de un hombre llamado “Pepe el Romano”, que pretende a Angustias, la mayor, mientras mantiene relaciones con Adela, la menor, conduce a este grupo de mujeres al la tragedia.
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1963, Runt Time: 90 minutes, Language: Spanish, VHS
Director: Luis García Berlanga
Amadeo es un viejo verdugo a punto de jubilarse. Un patronato de viviendas le concede un piso donde podrá vivir con su hija Carmen, que acaba de casarse con José Luis, empleado en una funeraria. Sin embargo, la concesión de la vivienda está condicionada al empleo de verdugo, por lo que Amadeo tendrá que convencer a José Luis para que herede “la profesión.” José Luis, después de muchas presiones, acepta con la condición de que dimitirá si se viera obligado a “ejercer.” La vida transcurre hasta que un dia llega el aviso de que José Luis debe ajusticiar a un condenado a muerte. Amadeo tranquiliza a su yerno convenciéndole de que al final llegará el indulto y toda la familia se traslada a Palma de Mallorca como turistas. Pero el indulto no llega…
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2010; Run Time: 148 minutes; Language: Spanish; Subtitles: English, Spanish; DVD
Director: Alejandro González Iñárritu
Academy Award® nominee Javier Bardem is Uxbal, a man on the wrong side of the law who struggles to provide for his children on the dangerous streets of Barcelona. As fate encircles him, Uxbal learns to accept the realities of life, whether bright, bad — or biutiful — in this unforgettable Academy Award®-nominated film from director Alejandro González Iñárritu (Amores Perros, 21 Grams and Babel).
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2009; Run Time: 120 minutes; Language: Spanish; Subtitles: English; DVD
Directors: Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck
Sugar is the inspirational story of Miguel Santos, a gifted pitcher struggling to make it to the big leagues of American baseball. Nicknamed Azúcar, 19-year-old Miguel travels from his poor but tightly-knit community in the Dominican Republic to play minor league baseball in the Untied States – where anything is possible. He finds himself in a small Iowa town, where he struggles with the culture, the language, and the pressure of knowing that only his success can rescue his family.
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2002; Run Time: 123 minutes; Language: English (alternate French track); Optional Subtitles in English or Spanish; DVD
Director: Julie Taymor
Nominated for 6 Academy Awards including Salma Hayek for Best Actress, Frida is a triumphant motion picture about an exceptional woman who lived an unforgettable life. A product of humble beginnings, Frida Kahlo(Hayek) earns fame as a talented artist with a unique vision. And from her enduring relationship with her mentor and husband, Diego Rivera(Alfred Molina), to her scandalous affairs, Frida’s uncomprimising personality would inspire her greatest creations! Also starring Antonia Banderas, Ashley Judd, Edward Norton, and Geoffrey Rush!
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2002; Run Time: 100 minutes; Language: Spanish; Subtitles: English; DVD
Director: Imanol Uribe
Carol, a twelve-year-old Spanish-American girl from New York, travels with her mother to Spain in the spring of 1938, at the height of the Civil War. Separated from her beloved father, Carol arrives in her mother’s home village and transforms the secretive family environment. Her innocence and rebellious nature drive her at first to reject a world that is at once new and foreign. But she soon journeys into adulthood through a friendship with Maruja, the village teacher, and a young local boy, Tomiche.
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2009; Run Time: 104 minutes; Language: Spanish; Subtitles: English; DVD
Director: Marcos Carnevale
Anita is the story of a young woman with Down syndrome (Alejandra Manzo) who lives a happy, routine life in Buenos Aires, being meticulously cared for by her mother Dora (Norma Aleandro). One tragic morning in 1994, everything changes when Anita is left alone, confused and helpless after the nearby Argentine Israelite Mutual Association is bombed (the deadliest bombing in Argentina’s history). As Anita wanders through the city, she learns not only to care for herself, but touches the lives of those around her, from an alcoholic to a family of Asian immigrants.
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2013; Run Time: 118 minutes, Language: Spanish; Subtitles: English; DVD 2 copies
Director: Pablo Larraín
Based on a true story, when Chilean military dictator Augusto Pinochet, facing international pressure, calls for a referendum on his presidency in 1988, opposition leaders persuade a brash young advertising executive, Rene Saavedra, to spearhead their campaign. With scant resources and constant scrutiny by the despot’s watchmen, Saavedra and his team devise an audacious plan to win the election and free their country from oppression.
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|The Skin I Live In
2011; Run Time: 120 minutes; Language: Spanish; Subtitles: English; Blu-Ray + DVD combo pack
Director: Pedro Almodóvar
Dr. Robert Ledgard (Antonio Banderas) is a driven plastic surgeon haunted by personal tragedies. After many years of trial and error, he finally perfects a new skin – a shield which could have prevented the death of his wife in an accident years earlier. His latest “guinea pig” is a mysterious captive whose true identity masks a shocking mystery. The Skin I Live In is a masterful tale of secrets, obsession and revenge from Oscar-winning (Best Writing, Original Screenplay, Talk to Her, 2002).
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|El último comandante
2010; Run Time: 96 minutes; Language: Spanish; Subtitles: English, DVD
Directors: Isabel Martínez, Vicente Ferraz
“…Me gustó el juicio moral que contiene acerca de la revolución perdida. Que una revolución heroica termina en los zapatos rotos de un bailarín de cantina, es ya una imagen rotunda en sí misma. Es soberbia la actuación de Damián Alcázar, que parece, sí, un típico nicaragüense de esos que entraron en la revolución y nunca se volvió a saber de ellos, tragados por la vida y por el infortunio o por la decepción…” Sergio Ramírez Escritor
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|The Spirit of the Beehive
1973; Run Time: 99 minutes; Language: Spanish; Subtitles: English; DVD
Director: Victor Erice
The Criterion Collection is proud to present Victor Erice’s THE SPIRIT OF THE BEEHIVE (El espiritu de la colmena), widely regarded as the greatest Spanish film of the 1970s. In a small Castilian village in 1940, directly following the country’s devastating civil war, six-year-old Ana attends a traveling movie show of Frankenstein and becomes haunted by her memory of it. Produced by one of cinema’s most mysterious auteurs as Franco’s long regime was nearing its end, THE SPIRIT OF THE BEEHIVE is both a bewitching portrait of a child’s inner life and an elusive, cloaked meditation on a nation trapped under tyranny.
Disc 1 presents a new, restored high-definition digital transfer of The Spirit of the Beehive, with a new and improved English subtitle translation. The supplements on Disc 2 are thoroughly fascinating, beginning with “The Footprints of a Spirit,” a very well-made documentary about the making of the film, combining present-day (2006) visits to the film’s original locations along with interviews with director Victor Erice, producer Elías Querejeta, coscreenwriter Ángel Fernández Santos, and actress Ana Torrent (now a beautiful 40-year-old veteran of many Spanish films). “Victor Erice in Madrid” is an extensive and thought-provoking interview, conducted by Japanese filmmaker Hideyuki Miyaoka, in which Erice discusses his films, and specifically The Spirit of the Beehive, including his observation that the film’s shot of young Ana Torrent watching Frankenstein for the first time (a real-life reaction filmed with documentary realism) represents “the most important moment I have ever captured on film.” Two other 2006 interviews round out the supplements: One with the great Spanish actor Fernando Fernán Gómez (who describes how he “couldn’t understand a word” of the Beehive screenplay, but played the role of Ana’s father because he needed the work), and another with scholar Linda C. Ehrlich, who astutely discusses the film’s visual qualities (including its warm color palette and the influence of Vermeer’s paintings on Erice’s sunlit interiors), the significance of Frankenstein to the story, and the qualities that made The Spirit of the Beehive both timely (in terms of its sociopolitical context) and timeless. The accompanying booklet contains an informative essay on the lasting influence of Erice’s film, including the startling revelation that Erice (as of 2006) had directed only two more feature-length films (El Sur and the documentary Dream of Light) since The Spirit of the Beehive was released in 1973.
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1981; Run time: 90 minutes; Language: Spanish; Subtitles: English; DVD
Director: María Luisa Bemberg
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|Even the Rain
2010; Run Time: 103 minutes; Language: Spanish; Subtitles: English, French, Spanish; DVD 2 copies
Director: Iciar Bollain
Idealistic filmmaker Sebastian (Gael Garcia Bernal, The Motorcycle Diaries) and his cynical producer Costa (Luis Tosar, The Limits of Control) arrive in Bolivia to make a revisionist film about Christopher Columbus’ conquest of the Americas. But as filming commences, the local citizens begin to riot in protest against a multi-national corporation that is taking control of their water supply. With the film shoot in jeopardy, both men find their convictions shaken. Inspired by the real-life Water Wars in Bolivia in the year 2000, EVEN THE RAIN explores the lasting effects of Spanish imperialism, still resonating some 500 years later in the continued struggle of indigenous people against oppression and exploitation.
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|Nosotros los Nobles
2013; Run Time: 108 minutes; Language: Spanish; Subtitles: English; DVD
Director: Gary Alazraki
SYNOPSIS: When German Noble (Gonzalo Vega) – a manipulator and powerful businessman – he realizes that their children lazy – Javi (Luis Gerardo Mendez), Barbara (Karla Souza) and Charlie (John Paul Gil) – are throwing their lives overboard, decides to fake the collapse of his company to teach them a lesson, making them believe that all their properties were seized: the leaves cars, cell phones and credit cards, takes to live in a poor neighborhood, the change of name does and cut contact with all your friends to succeed doing something that no one had done before … working. be there and under those conditions where German children learn what their value without a last name, fortune and social position. While German himself learn a lesson: your mistake was not to educate their children with soft hand, but preferred to be an entrepreneur to be Dad.
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|Real Women Have Curves
2003; Run Time: 90 minutes; Language: English; Dubbed: Spanish; Subtitles: Spanish, French, English; DVD
Director: Patricia Cardoso
Should Ana 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 like an easy decision, but for 18 year-old Ana, every choice she makes this summer will change her life. Right now, she may be making clothes for less shapely women. But Ana is about to discover that real women take chances, have flaws, embrace life, and above all have curves!
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2011; Run Time: 100 minutes; Language: Spanish; DVD
Directors: Diego Luna, Gael Garcia Bernal
Revolución is a series of ten short films specially produced to celebrate the 100 year anniversary of the Mexican Revolution. Two of these films are directed by award winning actors Gael Garcia Bernal and Diego Luna. With a powerful and multifaceted mix of talented actors and directors these films express the rich culture and customs of Mexican society. For all Mexicans living outside their homeland, Revolución is an encounter with the heart and soul of their heritage.
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|Todo El Poder / La Ley De Herodes (two movies)
2006; Run Time: 228 minutes; Language: Spanish; Subtitles: English; DVD (two disks, one for each movie)
Todo El Poder – Un cineasta sin trabajo, lidiando con una hija pubescente, su ex-mujer y su amante, decide poner fin al aumento del crimen callejero en Mxico D.F. Pronto descubre que los policas son el corazn del problema…no la solucin. Con Diego Luna (Y tu mam tambin) y Pedro Armendriz (El crimen del Padre Amaro).
La Ley De Herodes – Despus de que un ex-alcalde corrupto sea asesinado por campesinos, Juan Vargas, un pobre portero, es nombrado el nuevo alcalde de una localidad rida del Mxico central en 1949. A pesar de que trata de modernizar el pueblo, llevando pas y progreso a sus ciudadanos, pronto se da cuenta de que no hay nada que hacer para luchar contra la corrupcin…excepto tambin ser corrupto. Paso a paso, ayudado por su pistola, Juan Vargas se convierte en la ley y en el peor alcalde de la historia de la localidad.
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|La Meleta Mexicana
2011; Run Time: 86 minutes; Language: Spanish and English; Subtitles: Spanish; DVD
Directors: Trisha Ziff
La Maleta Mexicana es la historia de tres cajas desaparecidas en el París de 1939 y recuperadas en la ciudad de México en 2007. Estas cajas contienen alrededor de 4,200 negativos fotográficos de la Guerra Civil española, tomados por tres amigos exiliados de Alemania, Polonia y Hungría. Tras conocerse en París, viajaron a España para combatir el Fascismo con sus cámaras. Robert Capa (23), David Seymour “Chim” (25) y Gerda Taro, quien moriría durante su misión en tierras españolas antes de cumplir los 27. Se exploran diversas teorías sobre cómo los negativos se abrieron camino hasta un armario de la Ciudad de México, dando luz al proceso de la extraordinaria implicación de México durante la Guerra Civil española. Esta es una historia de exilio y libertad, de pérdida y recuperación. Una historia de contradicciones: lo que un hombre abandonó, otro hombre lo buscó y un tercero, tras haber vacilado por un largo tiempo, lo devolvió. Es una historia de supervivencia. La Maleta Mexicana desvela el extraordinario contenido de estas cajas, explorando su importancia para nosotros, tanto en la actualidad como por lo que nos revela también sobre nuestro pasado.
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2013; Run Time: 103 minutes; Language: Spanish; Subtitles: Spanish and English; DVD
Director: Shaul Schwarz
To a growing number of Mexicans and Latinos in the Americas, narco-traffickers have become iconic outlaws, glorified by musicians who praise their new models of fame and success. They represent a pathway out of the ghetto, nurturing a new American dream fueled by an addiction to money, drugs and violence. From war photographer Shaul Schwarz comes NARCO CULTURA, an explosive look at the drug cartels pop culture influence on both sides of the border as experienced by an LA narcocorrido singer reaming of stardom, and a Juarez crime-scene investigator on the front line of Mexico s Drug War.
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2011; Run Time: 88 minutes; Language: Spanish; Subtitles: English and French; DVD
A pesar de ser inocente del homicidio del cual lo acusaron, Toño Zúñiga es condenado a 20 años de prisión. Trágicamente, un Tribunal de Apelación de la Ciudad de México confirma la sentencia, dejando a Toño casi sin perspectivas de recuperar su libertad. Gracias a la tenacidad de amigas y su novia, Toño logra hablar con dos abogados jóvenes, Layda Negrete y Roberto Hernández, quienes deciden pelear el caso y filmar sus esfuerzos de liberarlo. Cuando descubren que su abogado defensor había falsificado su cédula profesional, la condena se anula y las piezas están puestas para que Toño sea juzgado nuevamente. Pero esta vez, su reencuentro con el Juez que lo había condenado dos años atrás; con los Policías Judiciales que lo detuvieron, y con el Testigo que lo acusó, será videograbado. Presunto Culpable nos ofrece un asiento de primera fila a la batalla legal que desnudó al sistema de justicia mexicano.
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|I, The Worst of All
2003; Run Time 107 minutes; Language: Spanish; Subtitles: English; DVD
Director: María Luisa Bemberg
Actors: Assumpta Serna, Dominique Sanda, Héctor Alterio, Lautaro Murúa, Graciela Araujo
Assumpta Serna stars as the brilliant and beautiful poet Sister Juana Ines de la Cruz in this magnificent portrayal of 17th Century Mexico. In order to pursue her love of writing, Juana enters the convent and gains international renown. When the Inquisition comes, the local Vicereine (Dominique Sanda) becomes Juana’s protectress and erotic muse.
Based on the novel “The Traps of Faith” by Nobel Prize winner Octavio Paz, “I, The Worst of All” is a thriling romance of startling passion and intensity.
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1999; run time 115 mintues; Language: Spanish; subtitles: English, Spanish, French; DVD
Director: Carlos Saura
Flamboyant. Colorful. Sensual. This is the seductive world of the TANGO, stunningly brought to lifeby acclaimed director Carlos Saura (Flamenco), Grammy-winning composer Lalo Schifrin (TV’s “Mission: Impossible”) and Oscar(r)-winning cinematographer Vittorio Storaro (Apocalypse Now , Reds , and The Last Emperor  ). Set against the backdrop of a director’s passionate love affair with his art and the beautiful young woman who captures his heart, TANGO is “a mesmerizing experience, a smoky, lush blend of muted light and color, of intoxicating dance and the richest tango music you could ever imagine”. (Kevin Thomas, Los Angeles Times)
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|La Casa de los Espiritus (The House of the Spirits)
2007; run time 133 minutes; Language: English and Spanish; subtitles: English and Spanish, DVD
Director: Bille August
La historia de una familia a través de cinco décadas de pasión, lucha, poder, amor y magia en una superproducción sin precedentes, basada en el Best-Seller de Isabel Allende. La Casa de los Espíritus reúne a los ganadores del Oscar Meryl Streep y Jeremy Irons al lado de Glenn Close, Winona Ryder, Antonio Banderas y Vanessa Redgrave, bajo la dirección del también ganador del Oscar, Bille August. Triunfadora en el mundo entero, La Casa de los Espíritus amalgama lo mejor de la cinematografía contemporánea con el realismo mágico, género que ha hecho destacar universalmente a la literatura de nuestro continente.
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|El Hijo De La Novia (The Son Of The Bride)
2012; run time 120 minutes; Language: Spanish; Subtitles: Spanish, English, DVD
Director: Juan Jose Campanella
Rafael Belvedere (Ricardo Darín) no está conforme con la vida que lleva. No tiene ideales, vive metido en su restaurante; carga con un divorcio; no tiene tiempo suficiente para ver a su hija Vicky; no tiene amigos y prefiere eludir un mayor compromiso con su novia (Natalia Verbeke). Además de todo, hace más de un año que no visita a su madre que sufre de Alzheimer y está internada. Pero una serie de acontecimientos inesperados lo obligarán a reflexionar sobre su vida, y en el camino, le ofrecerá apoyo a su padre para cumplir el viejo sueño de su madre: casarse por la Iglesia.
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2007; Run Time: 92 minutes; Language: Portuguese, Spanish; Subtitles: English; DVD
Director: Carlos Saura
From the award-winning director of Flamenco and the Oscar-nominated Tango, Carlos Saura’s ravishing new performance film explores Portugal’s most emblematic musical genre with a fusion of cinema, song and dance. Tracing fado from its African and Brazilian origins to the new wave of contemporary fadistas, Saura expands its traditional singer-and-guitar form with infusions of hip hop, flamenco, reggae, tango and ballet – both in sound and movement. He also ingeniously deploys mirrors, back projections, archival footage, expressionistic lighting and lush colors to frame a collection of performances that survey a rich history of this art form.
Featuring international superstars such as Caetano Veloso, Lila Downs, Mariza and rare footage of the legendary Amália Rodrigues, Fados is a celebration of world music in the fullest sense of the term, and one of the finest musical documentaries to date.
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|The Colors of the Mountain
2011; Run Time: 88 minutes; Language: Spanish; Subtitles: English; DVD
Director: Carlos César Arbeláez
Young Manuel lives with his hard-working farmer parents in the remote, mountainous region of the Colombian countryside. While the adults in their lives try to avoid both the armed military and the guerrilla rebels fighting each other in the area, Manuel and his friend Julián are obsessed with playing soccer any chance they get. Shortly after his birthday, the new ball Manuel received as a gift gets kicked off to a minefield, and he, Julián and their albino friend Poca Luz will do everything in their power to recover their prized belonging – an essential part of their everyday lives and dreams.
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|Latin Music USA
2009; Run Time: approx. 4 hours on 2 discs, Language: English, 2 DVD disks, on music CD
Latin Music USA highlights the great American music created by Latinos, and celebrates the Latin rhythms at the heart of jazz, rock, country, and rhythm and blues. It’s a fresh take on American musical history, reaching across five decades to portray the rich mix of sounds created by Latinos.
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|La Jaula de Oro
(The Golden Dream)
2013; Run time 108 minutes; Language: Spanish; Subtitles: English; DVD
Directors Diego Quemada-Diez
Actors: Brandon Lopez, Rodolfo Dominquez, Karen Martinez, Carlos Chajon
Juan, Sara, and Samuel, three teenagers from the slums of Guatemala, travel to the United States in search of a better life. On their journey through Mexico, they meet Chauk, an Indian from Chiapas who doesn t speak Spanish. Traveling together in freight trains and walking on railroad tracks, they soon have to face an odyssey that will change their lives forever.
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