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Andrei Tarkovsky's Films
Andrei RublevTracing the life of a renowned icon painter, Andrei Tarkovsky vividly conjures the murky world of medieval Russia. Appearing here in the director's preferred 183-min cut, the masterwork Andrei Rublev is an arresting meditation on art, faith, and endurance.
Call Number: MOVIE ANDREI
Publication Date: 1966
Ivan's ChildhoodThe great Andrei Tarkovsky's debut feature, Ivan's Childhood (Ivanovo detstvo), is an evocative, poetic journey through the shadows and shards of a boy's war-torn youth. Moving back and forth between the traumatic realities of World War II and serene moments of family life before the conflict began, Tarkovsky's film remains one of the most jarring and unforgettable depictions of the impact of violence on children in wartime. (Image Entertainment)
Publication Date: 1962
MirrorAndrei Tarkovsky, the acclaimed master of Soviet cinema, takes a moving and personal turn with this striking meditation on life in Russia during the bleak days of WWII. The Mirror is not just the display of a film director at the peak of his unique powers. As an homage to the innocence of childhood, it tells an enigmatic tale that is both gripping and horrifying. Tarkovsky uses his own coming-of-age experiences, himself "mirrored," to convey the mood and action that dominated a country ravaged by war. Through a fascinating two-tiered time frame, the director blends his own harsh childhood with an adult life that is troubled and broken. Powerful images - a mother faced with political terror, a divorcing couple's quarrel - are underscored by Tarkovsky's masterful manipulation of film stocks and recorded sound. The Mirror becomes a stream of consciousness: nostalgic visions of childhood mixed with slow-motion dream sequences and stark WWII newsreels. Tarkovsky's The Mirror is ultimately as much a window through a filmmaker's gaze as it is a reflection of his personal passions and ideals. Through this essential film, viewers may find the puzzles that provide the key to director's other works, including, The Sacrifice and Solaris.
Publication Date: 1975
NostalghiaTraveling through Italy with an interpreter to research a composer's life, a poet haunted by visions of his home and family in Russia meets a hermit fixated on the spiritual decay of humanity who claims he knows the secret of its salvation.
Call Number: MOVIE NOSTALGHIA
Publication Date: 1983
The SacrificeAlexander's birthday party is interrupted by news that World War III has begun and mankind is hours away from annihilation. To avoid war, Alexander promises to God that he'll sacrifice all he has, even his son. A new remastered edition. Special features include: documentary Directed by Andrei Tarkovsky, photo gallery, and trailers.
Call Number: MOVIE SACRIFICE
Publication Date: 1986
SolarisAdapted from a Stanislaw Lem novel. Ground control has been receiving strange transmissions from the three remaining residents of theSolaris space station. When cosmonaut and psychologist Kris Kelvin is sent to investigate, he experiences the strange phenomena that afflict the Solaris crew, sending him on a voyage into the darkest recesses of his own consciousness.
Call Number: MOVIE SOLARIS
Publication Date: 1971
StalkerInside a mysterious realm called the zone there is The Room, a place that will grant you your innermost desire. Stalker, a man that knows how to pass the deadly secrets of The Zone, escorts a group of people to the Room.
Call Number: DVD MOVIE STALKER
Publication Date: 1979
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Cold War Films
The Atomic CafeA dark comedy in the truest sense, this timeless classic took the nation by storm when it first debuted in theaters in 1982. A chilling, provocative, and often hilarious reminder of cold-war era paranoia in the United States, THE ATOMIC CAFE reveals a defining period of 20th century history, artfully presented through a collage of newsreel footage, government archives, military training films, and fifties music. Profoundly shocking and perversely topical, THE ATOMIC CAFÉ craftily captures a panicked nation, offering a fascinating and witty account of life during the atomic age and resulting cold war, when fall-out shelters, duck-and-cover drills, and government propaganda were all a part of our social consciousness. Regarded by critics as a nuclear REEFER MADNESS and likened to Stanley Kubric's DR. STRANGELOVE, this profoundly shocking and highly amusing film is a stunner, a gripping account of an unforgettable era and an indisputable must-see for all Americans.
Publication Date: 1982
Bridge of SpiesJames Donovan is a Brooklyn lawyer who finds himself thrust into the center of the Cold War when the CIA sends him on the near-impossible task to negotiate the release of a captured American U-2 pilot.
Call Number: MOVIE BRIDGE
Publication Date: 2016
Cold WarA sweeping, delirious romance begins in the Polish countryside, where Wiktor, a musician on a state-sponsored mission to collect folk songs, discovers a captivating young singer named Zula. Over the next fifteen years, their turbulent relationship will play out in stolen moments between two worlds: the jazz clubs of decadent, bohemian Paris, to which he defects, and the corrupt, repressive Communist Bloc, where she remains, universes bridged by their passion for music and for each other.
Good Bye, Lenin!Alex's proud, socialist mother falls into a coma for eight months. When she wakes, her heart is weak, so Alex has to keep the secret that the Berlin Wall has fallen and capitalism has triumphed. What begins as a little white lie turns into a major scam.
Call Number: MOVIE GOOD
Publication Date: 2003
The Lives of OthersThis critically-acclaimed, Oscar(r)-winning film (Best Foreign Language Film, 2006) is the erotic, emotionally-charged experience Lisa Schwarzbaum (Entertainment Weekly) calls "a nail-biter of a thriller!" Before the collapse of the Berlin Wall, East Germany's population was closely monitored by the State Secret Police (Stasi). Only a few citizens above suspicion, like renowned pro-Socialist playwright Georg Dreyman, were permitted to lead private lives. But when a corrupt government official falls for Georg's stunning actress-girlfriend, Christa, an ambitious Stasi policeman is ordered to bug the writer's apartment to gain incriminating evidence against the rival. Now, what the officer discovers is about to dramatically change their lives - as well as his - in this seductive political thriller Peter Travers (Rolling Stone) proclaims is "the best kind of movie: one you can't get out of your head."
Publication Date: 2006
The Manchurian CandidateA U.S. Army platoon, captured in the Korean conflict, is whisked to Manchuria for three nightmarish days of experimental drug-and-hypnosis-induced conditioning to carry out the orders of the enemy upon release. When a decorated Korean War veteran who has been brainwashed starts to commit political assassinations, his old military commander begins to suspect and must stop him.
Call Number: MOVIE MANCHURIAN
Publication Date: 1962
The Spy Who Came in From the ColdAfter a fellow spy is murdered, an agent who is working as a defected spy trying to get inside information realizes that he is just as expendable as his fellow agent.
Call Number: MOVIE SPY
Publication Date: 1965
The Third ManA pulp fiction writer arrives in post-WWII Vienna at the invitation of a friend who has offered him a job. Once there, he discovers that a shortage of supplies has led to a flourishing black market and his friend has recently died in a mysterious traffic accident. As he begins to unravel the story behind his friend's death, he finds himself entangled in the black market, the police, and his friend's Czech girlfriend. Includes commentary, interviews, collectible booklet, and more.
Call Number: MOVIE THIRD
Publication Date: 1949
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