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Featured DVD of the Week

A Face in the Crowd (1957)
Directed by Elia Kazan

Screenplay by Budd Schulberg and featuring Andy Griffith, Patricia Neal, Walter Matthau, Anthony Franciosa, and Lee Remick. Griffith is a force in his role as Lonesome Rhodes — a guitar playing hillbilly who, with the support of Neal as a television reporter, gets a get out of jail card to become an overnight television sensation. His philosophizes, he connives, he becomes too powerful — as he comes close to dominating a political faction. Sound familiar?

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No Direction Home : Bob Dylan

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An honest documentary, sympathetic, perceptive — a chronicle of Bob Dylan’s evolution between 1961 and 1966 from singer to protest singer to rock star. Running time of 225 minutes, originally broadcast on the PBS program American Masters in 2005.
Pair it with D.A. Pennebaker’s Don’t Look Back (1967).
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The Apartment (1960)

Following his delightfully hilarious Some Like it Hot (1959), Billy Wilder directs Jack Lemmon, Shirley MacLaine, Ray Walston, and Fred MacMurry in a bittersweet romance and comedy — a story of trying to get to the top, revolving doors, and love.

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d. Andrejz Wajda
Originally produced in 2007. 
Dramatization of the massacre of 20,000 people (interned Polish officers as well as civilians accused of treason by the occupying Soviet forces) by the Soviet secret police at Katyń in the spring of 1940, and the cover-up that followed. Follows the fictional stories of four families, separated from one another in the confusion of September 1939, when the Soviets and Germans invaded Poland, through the Soviet occupation in 1945 when the truth of the massacre gets suppressed.

In Polish with English subtitles. 
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Surveying the First Decade: Video Art and Alternative Media in the U.S.

Now in DVD, this anthology provides an excellent introduction to media arts. Included are more than 16 hours of video representing TV news and films originally produced in the 197o’s and 1980’s. Featured are seminal works that range from performance-based, feminist, documentary, and conceptual projects.

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Recently added to the Butler Media Collection, the beautifully crafted box set entitled Essential Art House: 50 Years of Janus Films. This set was created in celebration of Janus Films and fifty years as the preeminent U.S. distributor of foreign and classic films.

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Los Angeles, Calif. : Flicker Alley, LLC ; Paris : Lobster Films, 2008, 1919.
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The Flicker Alley Collection release of a newly restored original 1919 version of J’Accuse by Abel Gance.

J’Accuse is a World War I drama considered to be one of the most technically advanced films of the era and the first major pacifist film.”