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Films & DVDs Released in 2007
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Fall 2007 Releases Click here for the Spring releases
  • Do Communists Have Better Sex?Do Communists Have Better Sex? - In divided Germany, studies showed that East Germans enjoyed their sexual lives more than their West German counterparts. What could account for the difference? (new September, 2007)

  • Eileen Gray - The reknowned designer and architect Eileen Gray was always ahead of her time; thirty years after her death she is still considered the very essence of the Modern. (new September, 2007)

  • The Embassy - In one of Chris Marker's few fiction films, political dissidents seek refuge in a foreign embassy after a military coup d'état in an unidentified country. (new September, 2007)

  • Energy War - A global investigation into the geopolitical dynamics of the world's oil supply. How are the governments which control most of the oil wielding their power on the world stage? (new September, 2007)

  • Forever - A poignant tour of the importance of art in the lives of visitors to the Père-Lachaise cemetery in Paris, the final resting place for legendary writers, composers, painters and other artists from around the world. (new September, 2007)

  • The Future of Mud - This is the story of Komusa Tenapo, master mason and heir to the secrets of Djenne architecture, the traditional use of mud in Malian buildings. (new September, 2007)

  • Great Expectations - A journey through the history of visionary architecture, a survey of the most significant architectural movements of the 20th century that challenged conventional concepts. (new September, 2007)

  • I For India - A chronicle of immigration, from the Sixties to the present day, as seen through the eyes of one Asian family and their 40 years worth of Super 8mm home movies. (new October, 2007)

  • Losers and Winners - Two worlds collide when 400 Chinese workers move to Germany for a year and a half to take apart an entire gigantic modern coke factory—and ship it back to China. (new September, 2007)

  • Made Over in America - In a culture where bodies seem customizable, how do we perceive body image, and how are desires for a better self influenced by reality television and the makeover industry? (new October, 2007)

  • Metal and Melancholy - Roving the city of Lima, Peru, Heddy Honigmann meets teachers, actors, professionals, civil servants and many others who have turned to taxi driving to earn enough to get by. (new September, 2007)

  • Nanjing - Even today the history of the 1937 "Rape of Nanking" is a point of contention between China and Japan. How is it seen in each country, and can a shared memory ever be constructed? (new September, 2007)

  • Once Upon A Time...Rome, Open City - An exploration of the making of Rome, Open City, its significance in cinema history and reflections on the great director, Roberto Rossellini, by his family, colleagues and film critics. (new April, 2007)

  • The Paper - A year in the life of one of the country's biggest college newspapers, Penn State's The Daily Collegian, as it struggles with declining circulation and difficult choices about how to represent its diverse readership. (new September, 2007)

  • Photo Souvenir - Philippe Koudjina was once a renowned portrait photographer in Niger, but now, due to injury and illness, he barely ekes out an existence, while his contemporaries Sidibe and Keita have gone on to international success. (new September, 2007)

  • The Prize of the Pole - Robert Peary's quest to plant an American flag at the North Pole came with enormous, and sometimes unacknowledged, costs. Now his great-grandson wants to set the record straight. (new September, 2007)

  • The Sixth Side of the Pentagon - Chronicle of the 1967 Mobilization to End the War in Vietnam protest march on the Pentagon by documentary essayist Chris Marker. (new September, 2007)

  • Sugar CurtainThe Sugar Curtain - An intimateportrait by Camila Guzmán Urzúa about growing upin Cubaduring the "golden years" of the Cuban Revolution. (new September, 2007)

  • Teeth - An amusing but informative look at the psychological, social and economic issues surrounding the modern American obsession with straight, white teeth. (new September, 2007)

  • Three Cheers for the Whale - Noted French documentarian Chris Marker chronicles the history of the whale and, in a more general manner, that of all marine mammals, in the process warning of the imminent destruction of the whale threatened by the fishing industry. (new September, 2007)

  • Waste = Food - Based on the theories of William McDonough and Michael Braungart, major corporations embrace environmentally sustainable architecture and production in an ecologically-inspired industrial revolution. (new September, 2007)

 
Spring 2007 Releases Click here for the Fall releases
  • Amateur Photographer - The story of a German soldier and the photographs that he took, while serving on the Eastern Front during WW II. (new March, 2007)

  • The Battle of Chernobyl - Previously secret archives and documents provide the basis for an unprecedented examination of the disaster and the efforts to contain it. (new January, 2007)

  • The Democratic Revolutionary Handbook - A how-to manual to the recent democratic (but definitely not spontaneous) revolutions in Georgia, Serbia, and the Ukraine. (new January, 2007)

  • The Face of Evil - A history of attempts to categorize the physiognomy of evil. From the paintings of Hieronymous Bosch to physiognomics, phrenology, eugenics, and anthropometrics. (new January, 2007)

  • Forever Lenin - Why, and how, was Lenin mummified in 1924? And how, and why, is he still on display in Red Square today? (new January, 2007)

  • How Putin Came to Power - A detailed investigation, with archives and exclusive interviews with the participants, into how Vladimir Putin rose from mayoral aide in St. Petersburg, to President of Russia, in only eight years. (new January, 2007)

  • Iran: A Cinematographic Revolution - The intertwined history of Iran and its cinema, from the first silent films to the talkies, from the Shah's regime to the Islamic revolution, and the international cinematic success of today. (new January, 2007)

  • Judith ButlerJudith Butler - An up-close and personal encounter with this influential theorist and author of the best-seller Gender Trouble: Feminism and the Subversion of Identity. (new February, 2007)

  • Looking for an Icon - Four world-famous photos. From the moments before they were taken, until their status today as unforgettable icons. How does it happen; what does it mean? (new January, 2007)

  • Notes on Marie Menken - The story of the "mother of avante-garde film" — the influential experimental filmmaker who inspired artists such as Stan Brakhage, Andy Warhol, and Kenneth Anger. (new January, 2007)

  • Once Upon A Time... Rome, Open City - An exploration of the making of Rome, Open City, its significance in cinema history and reflections on the great director, Roberto Rossellini by his family, colleagues and film critics. (new April, 2007)

  • Tambogrande - Follows the efforts of a small Peruvian town over five years as they fight government efforts to sell the mineral rights under their houses to a multi-national mining company. (new March, 2007)

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