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TITLE ABSTRACT CALL_NO.
Velázquez: The Nobleman of Painting 60 minutes, English.
A compelling study of the Spanish artist and his relationship with King Philip IV, a patron of the arts who served as Velazquez' sponsor.
LLC Library - Call Number: SP 070
SP 070
Aguirre, The Wrath of God Director: Werner Herzog
with Klaus Kinski.
1972, 94 minutes, German with English subtitles.
A band of Spanish conquistadors travels into the Amazon jungle searching for the legendary city of El Dorado, but their leader's obsessions soon turn to madness.
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All About My Mother Director: Pedro Almodovar
with Cecilia Roth, Penélope Cruz, Marisa Perdes, Candela Peña, Antonia San Juan.
1999, 102 minutes, Spanish with English subtitles.
Pedro Almodovar delivers his finest film yet, a poignant masterpiece of unconditional love, survival and redemption.
Manuela is the perfect mother. A hard-working nurse, she's built a comfortable life for herself and her teenage son, an aspiring writer. But when tragedy strikes and her beloved only child is killed in a car accident, her world crumbles. The heartbroken woman learns her son's final wish was to know of his father - the man she abandoned when she was pregnant 18 years earlier. Returning to Barcelona in search on him, Manuela overcomes her grief and becomes caregiver to a colorful extended family; a pregnant nun, a transvestite prostitute and two troubled actresses. With riveting performances, unforgettable characters and creative plot twists, this touching screwball melodrama is 'an absolute stunner. A funny, touching and vital film marks a career peak for Aldomovar.'
DVD (2 copies)
Be sure to familiarize yourself with the extra features, which usually accompany DVDs.
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SP 167
Alsino and the Condor Director: Miguel Littin
with Dean Stockwell and Alan Esquivel.
1984, 89 minutes, Spanish with English subtitles.
Drama of a young Central American peasant boy whose dreams of flight and soaring with the condors are rudely shattered by a U.S. incursion.
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SP 062
Alvarez, Julia 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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SP 118
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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SP 046
America Video Library, Tape #1 & #2 both with book.
Tape 1: Jaime Escalante: Enseñando con ganas - Las tapas - El Merengue: Ritmo del Caribe - El festival vasco - El medio ambiente - Jesse Treviño: Artistas del barrio
Tape 2: La comedia Tex-Mex - Carpintero de la música - Ciencia o crueldad - Los cubanos en Nueva Jersey - Carolina "Skywalker" - Retratos vivientes
The best programs from the América news magazine have been chosen to suit the interests and language levels of intermediate to advanced Spanish students. Each segment is preceded by a pedagogical introduction for the students. The variety of selections will offer your students language skill reinforcement as they discover what's new, different and distinctly Hispanic.
Instructor's Support Material includes activity masters and typescripts for each segment.

Judith E. Liskin-Gasparro and Richard T. Hallberg
ZGS Television Production
Heinle & Heinle Publishers, 1990
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SP 082A/B

SP 082A is missing

Anita's Secret, Segment Three
ABC News, 20/20
4/14/2000
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SP 142
Annuncios comerciales 45 minutes.
These Spanish-language commercials for both the American and Mexican television markets provide language practice while showing slices of another culture.
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SP 024-B
Argentina International Video Network [Video Visits],
South American Collection,
51 minutes, 1990.
Spanish for 'silver', this is a land of natural wealth and beauty. From Tierra del Fuego to Aconcagua, this collection of terrains and climates is among the most diverse anywhere, equaled only by the variety of animals and ocean life found in and around them. Venture to the Patagonian Plains, where the 'gaucho' still rides herd. The Andes offer majestic, snow-capped peaks and tropical rain forests; the beaches are famous worldwide and the mountains hold the world's only growing glacier. And you haven't lived until you've tangoed way an evening in Buenos Aires.
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SP 079
Spanish-Speakers and Bilingualism Spanish-Speakers and Bilingualism
1993, 19 minutes.
This program examines the different kinds of Spanish spoken in the U.S.A. and their relationship to the Spanish of San Juan or the Dominican Republic, as well as the evolution of Spanish in the U.S.A. and the way it is being used by many second- and third-generation Americans. In Texas where Spanish has been spoken much longer than English, bilingualism is common; a linguistics expert, a radio announcer, and a poet are interviewed on the phenomenon of "code switching", the interchangeable use of English and Spanish by bilinguals in South Texas.
LLC Library - Call Number: SP 122
SP 122
Authentic Spanish Materials Volume 1: Spanish Commercials
The McGraw-Hill Video Library
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SP 024-C
Ay Carmela! Director: Carlos Saura
with Carmen Maura, Andres Pajares and Gabino Diego.
1991, 105 minutes, Spanish with English subtitles.
A husband-and-wife entertainment team are captured by Fascists during the Spanish Civil War and must fashion their show for a theater-loving official in order to stay alive.
JCU Library
PN1997.A8
Ballad of Gregorio Cortez, The Director: Robert Young
with Edward James Olmos.
1983, 99 minutes.
The true story of Gregorio Cortez, a Mexican who accidentally killed a Texas sheriff in self-defense in 1901. Hunted by Texans as a killer, hailed by Mexicans as a hero, Cortez was the target of a ferocious manhunt.
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Barcelona 1994, 40 minutes.
Between the rugged slopes of the Pyrenees and the luxurious waters of the Mediterranean lies the region of Catalonia. It has defined the vanguard of Spanish art and culture for 2000 years, while remaining inextricably bound to its glorious past and independent nature.
Barcelona...From the soaring jewel-like spires of Antoni Gaudi's Sagrada Familia and the winding streets of the Gothic Quarter, to the vibrant canvasses of some of history's greatest artists - Pablo Picasso, Joan Miro, Salvador Dali - to the futuristic Olympic City in Mountjuic Park, Catalonia's visionary spirit is emblazoned in the culture of it's capital city.
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SP 086
Belle Époque - The Age of Beauty Director: Fernando Trueba
with Jorge Sanz.
1994, 109 minutes, Spanish with English subtitles.
Belle Époque is the irresistible story of Fernando, a handsome, young Spanish Civil War deserter who befriends a freethinking artist. Fernando finds himself in a romantic dilemma when the artist's four beautiful daughters return to their country home - which woman should he romance? The answer is hilariously simple, as Fernando is seduced instead, by each of the high-spirited sisters. It is a rollicking sensual romp through a period of newfound sexual freedom for women and a delicious blend of humor and passion.
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SP 109 (3 copies)
Between Pancho Villa and a Naked Woman Entre Pancho Villa y una Mujer Desnuda
Director: Sabina Berman and Isabella Tardan
with Diana Bracho, Arturo Rios, Jesus Ochoa, Gabriel Porrass.
1995, 100 minutes, Spanish with English subtitles.
A funny and thoughtful look at the changing nature of gender roles the film follows a couple with amusingly different ideas about what makes for a healthy, intimate relationship. Concerned that the years are passing her by, Gina looks for a commitment from her long time boyfriend Adrian. Angered by his refusal to marry, and fed up with his sexist attitudes, she takes a younger and more sensitive man as her lover. Andrian, however, will not surrender his woman or his antiquated system of thinking. Channeling the spirit of Pancho Villa himself, he tries to fully embrace his machismo and win back the passion of Gina. The film is a bright, intelligent romantic comedy.
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SP 157
Biculturalism and Acculturation among Latinos 1992, 28 minutes.
Many Latinos struggle with pressures to reclaim and reaffirm their heritage while simultaneously facing pressure to assimilate into the dominant American culture. This program examines the question of which part of their culture Latinos feel they should keep and leave behind, explodes some commonly held beliefs and misperceptions about who Latinos are today in the United States, and probes the relationship between ethnic identity and entrepreneurial success in the changing mosaic of the United States marketplace.
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SP 115
Bitter Sugar Director: Leon Ichaso
with René Lavan, Mayte Vilan, Miguel Gutiérrez.
1996, 102 minutes, Black & White, Spanish with optional English subtitles.
A visceral, energizing look at contemporary Cuba, Bitter Sugar is an impassionate love story set against the political and economic tension of Havana. Gustavo, an idealistic young communist with a glorified vision of Castro's regime, falls in love with Yolanda, a disenchanted dancer who longs to escape to Miami. However, Gustavo learns that love alone cannot sustain them in a city about to erupt and slowly awakens to the devastation around him. His rebellious musician brother injects himself with the Aids virus in civil protest; his father realizes that he will earn more money as a barroom pianist in a tourist hotel than as a doctor.
Filled with an intoxicating Latin beat and rapid camera movements, director Leon Ichaso weaves a blazing tale of romantic and political passion amid the ruins of the Cuban Revolution.
DVD
Be sure to familiarize yourself with the extra features, which usually accompany DVDs.
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SP 161
Blood Wedding Director: Carlos Saura
with Antonio Gades.
1981, 71 minutes, Spanish with English subtitles.
Garcia Lorca's immortal tragedy is adapted for ballet by star Antonio Gades.
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SP 053
Borges BBC production
David Wheatley
1983, 76 minutes, color.
This remarkable presentation weaves together dramatized sequences from Borges' stories with a rare interview of the author at home - an unpretentious apartment overlooking the noisy streets of Buenos Aires. Borges, who died in June 1986, was totally blind for the last 30 years of his life. His writing, as illustrated here, reveals a mind, which has an extra measure of clarity and understanding. The program relates Borges' profoundly original stories to his personal experience, and attempts to reconcile the public and private images of this major 20th century writer.
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SP 140
Bullfight: La fiesta brava, Part 1 Part 1 and Part 2: 52 minutes.
To understand Spain, one must understand the spectacle of the bullfight - la fiesta brava. Explore the history of the bull worship and bullfighting in the Mediterranean world and its subsequent development into the distinctive representation of Spanish culture. This program contains actual bullfight footage, with each step of the ritual explained. Live action.
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SP 048-1
Bullfight: La fiesta brava, Part 2 La fiesta brava, Part 2
Part 1 and Part 2: 52 minutes.
To understand Spain, one must understand the spectacle of the bullfight - la fiesta brava. Explore the history of the bull worship and bullfighting in the Mediterranean world and its subsequent development into the distinctive representation of Spanish culture. This program contains actual bullfight footage, with each step of the ritual explained. Live action.
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SP 048-2
Butterfly Director: José Luis Cuerda
with Fernando Fernán Gómez, Manuel Lozano Uxía, Blanco Gonzalo Uriarte, Alexis de los Santos.
94 minutes, Spanish with yellow English subtitles.
Butterfly is a heartwarming tale about a young boy growing up in a small Spanish town. Moncho is timid and fearful as he starts school for the first time. But with the nurturing guidance of his kind and devoted teacher, Con Gregorio, a world of possibilities begins to open up to young Moncho. As the school year comes to a close, however, civil war begins sweeping across the country, forcing the boy's family and community to choose between the fight for freedom and the threat of persecution! An amazing story of family and friendship during a time of extreme conflict - you're sure to enjoy this magical motion picture.
DVD
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SP 155
Butterfly Wings Director: Juanma Bajo Ulloa
with Silvia Munt, Fernando Valverde, Susana Garcia, Laura Vaquero, Txema Blasco.
1991, 105 minutes, Spanish with English subtitles.
The story of a dysfunctional family is alternately sad, horrifying and somber. Carmen, pregnant, hopes for a boy to carry on her husband's name. Guilt and fear however, keep her from telling Ami, her shy and sensitive 6-year-old daughter. The new baby's birth soon triggers a series of nightmarish events.
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SP 120
Camila with Susu Pecoraro and Imanol Arias.
1984, 105 minutes, Spanish with English subtitles.
Story of tragic romance and political and personal freedom. In 1847 Argentina, a young socialite falls in love with a Jesuit priest. They run away together and start a new life, but their identities are uncovered, and they are eventually condemned to death for sacrilege.
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SP 009
Caminos de liberatión [PE-3] with transcription.
PICS, 1990, 20 minutes.
This brief documentary examines the religious practice and works of a socially committed sector of the Catholic Church. Interviews with priests complement footage of their work as they are struggling to serve their congregations within a context of poverty, violence and injustice.
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SP 101
Canciones de mi padre A Romantic Evening in New Mexico: Linda Ronstadt.
1992, 70 minutes, Color.
starring: Danny Valdez, Mariachi Vargas de Tecalitlan, Gilberto Puente, Ballet Folklorico de la Fonda, Sal Lopez and Urbanie Lucero.
L. Ronstadt, 1946.
Many of the songs on this record were passed on through my father to me, and others I have learned through my continuing interest in the great vocal tradition of Mexico. These songs comprise a tradition both of my family and of a country, which has made profound contributions to the world of music. They are a living memory of heartfelt experience
L. Ronstadt, 1987
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SP 148
Cantemos in Español with book.
Educational Video Network
25 minutes.
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SP 097- A
Carla's Song Director: Ken Loach
with Robert Carlyle, Scott Glenn, Oyanka Cabezas, Salvador Espinoza.
1996, 127 minutes, color. English and Spanish, with English subtitles during Spanish sequences.
A Glasgow bus driver risks his job by giving a free ride to a beautiful Nicaraguan woman with no money. From the moment he sees her, he becomes infatuated. He soon finds her a place to live and learns the reason behind her sadness - her boyfriend has probably been killed by the Contras. The bus driver accompanies her to Nicaragua where he helps her to come to terms with her past, and at the same time, discovers more about himself.
Be sure to familiarize yourself with the extra features, which usually accompany DVDs.
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MLGB 008
Carlos Fuentes A World of Ideas with Bill Moyers
1989, 28 minutes.
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SP 110
Carmen with Julia Migenes-Johnson and Placido Domingo.
1984, 152 minutes, French with English subtitles.
Opera's classic tale of obsessive, doomed love. A soldier falls for a sultry schemer and abandons his career to be with her. Lavishly filmed on location in Spain.
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Carmen with Mikhail Baryshnikov, Zizi Jeanmarie.
1980, 44 minutes.
An erotically compelling ballet set to the music of Bizet's classic opera.
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M1520.B59C37
Cartas del parque - Letters from the Park with Victor Laplace and Ivonne Lopez.
1988, 85 minutes, Spanish with English subtitles.
Moving romantic drama about two shy strangers who are attracted
to each other. Unbeknownst to each other, they both hire the town poet to write love letters for them to send. But soon the woman becomes the object of the poet's affection, and all are faced with a perplexing dilemma.
JCU Library
PQ8180.17.A73 C37
Cathedral: The Story of its Construction - with book.
David MaCaulay
1985,60 minutes.
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Caudillo Director: Martín Patino
111 minutes, B&W, English narration and subtitles.
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SP 069
Cesar Chavez [1927-1993] Volume 3 of 10:
The Hispanic and Latin American Heritage
1995, 30 minutes, English version.
Cesar Chavez dedicated his lifetime to the fight against injustices suffered by migrant farm workers - both immigrants and workers who, like Chavez were born in the U.S. Many farm workers came to the U.S. in search of a better life, but instead were grossly exploited. Before Chavez founded the United Farm Workers of America, AFL-CIO labor union, workers had no way to challenge the bad working conditions and salaries far below the minimum wage with no benefits.
With a lot of patience and hard work over the course of thirty years, Chavez successfully organized farm workers and other poor people, helping them to win social justice and uphold their dignity as human beings. Chavez' stance on non-violence proves that enthusiasm and strict dedication to a cause can be effective, if not more effective, than force. Chavez' example continues to inspire individuals and movements across the U.S. and in other countries to struggle for justice without violence.
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SP 088
Christmas Customs in Latin America - with notes in cover.
12 minutes.
Watch the people in Latin America as they celebrate Christmas with a blending of Old and New World traditions. Christian and Native American customs exist harmoniously. Live action.
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SP 072
Coca y covaína [PE-5] - with transcript.
PICS, 1990, 45 minutes.
The use of coca leaves in the Peruvian Andes has been traditional for thousands of years. This documentary deals with the religious, magical and social aspects of the coca leaf, its importance in the culture of the Andean peoples, and the defense of its use. Peru being a coca-producing country, the film also deals with the history, production, abuse and illegal trafficking of the coca derivative cocaine. The language is clear voiced over narration allowing this program to be used from intermediate language courses on.
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SP 103
Conocer Español, Part 1 - with book.
Educational Video Network
35 minutes.
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SP 098 - A
Conocer Español, Part 2 - with book. - with book.
Educational Video Network
29 minutes.
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SP 098 - B
Contact 1990, 28 minutes.
Graphically depicts the devastating impact of contact with the outside world on an isolated indigenous tribe, the Yanomani Indians of Brazil.
JCU Library
F2520.1.Y3C65
Cortázar, Julio - see Espejo de escritores
Cortázar speaks openly and with Saul Sosnowski about the presence of the reader in his fiction and his own trajectory from a kind of literary individualism to a more collective style. He also discusses the importance of the Cuban revolution and the tasks he has set for himself as an intellectual in the context of Latin America.
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SP 050-C
Costa Rica
International Video Network [Video Visits],
Central American Collection,
56 minutes, 1992.
Costa Rica, the jewel at the heart of Central America, where mist-shrouded peaks loom over fertile valleys, and lush tropical forests touch unspoiled seashores. Marvel at the friendly 'ticos' in the capital's lively Mercado Central, view the Teatro Nacional and the ancient artifacts in the subterranean Museum of Gold. Visit the countrysides with lunar landscape, wooden ox-carts, and fragrant scents of orchids. Join in the struggle this pacifist nation faces in preserving its fragile natural wonders.
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SP 080
Cria! - Secret of Anna, The ...Or...Cria Cuervos Director: Carlos Saura
with Geraldine Chaplin and Ana Torrent.
1977, 115 minutes, Spanish with English subtitles.
The story of young girl and the secret she holds concerning her father's death.
one VHS tape copy, one DVD copy
SP 068
Cristina Garcia Cristina Garcia
Cristina Garcia
"Imigration and the Literary Imagination", a Reading 02/23/1998
LLC Library - Call Number: SP 144
SP 144
Cuba: 25 años de revolucíon [PH-3] PICS, 1990, 60 minutes.
25 years after the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro relates his personal perspectives on the Revolution and on Cuba's post-revolutionary transformation during Cuba: 25 años de revolución ... y en eso llegó Fidel. His animated descriptions of events are illustrated with new footage. It's fascinating to hear this famous leader, who continues to have a powerful influence on politics in this hemisphere.
LLC Library - Call Number: SP 106
SP 106
Cuentos populares latinoamericanos Latin American Folk Tales.
Part 1 [1 - 3], 45 minutes, with book.
Full of good-natured humor and illustrating moral lessons, these six charming fables, told in simple Spanish, will delight and educate. Enhanced slide show on video.
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SP 073A
uentos populares latinoamericanos - Latin American Folk Tales
Part 2 [4 -6]: 45 minutes, with book.
Full of good-natured humor and illustrating moral lessons, these six charming fables, told in simple Spanish, will delight and educate. Enhanced slide show on video.
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SP 073B
Cultural Bias in Education
1992, 28 minutes
This program examines roadblocks to Latino academic advancement as well as productive educational models; explores the relationship of standardized testing and cultural diversity and questions whether cultural bias can be eliminated from standardized testing; and looks at early childhood education programs and the factors that deter Latino families from participating in them.
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SP 038
Culture of Poverty, The 1992, 26 minutes.
Many Latino families are caught in the cycle of poverty. The task of education the children of this culture of poverty puts added strain on an already burdened school system. This program explores emerging strategies for meeting the needs of these children, and profiles an independent effort to keep kids of the street and instill in them a sense of pride.
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SP 014
Cuzco, la ciudad y su gente [PC-4] Cuzco, la ciudad y su gente [PC-4] - with transcript.
1990, 43 minutes.
On a series of programs entitled Peruanos muestran su país [Peruvians Show Their Country], this installment focuses on present day Cuzco whose character and whose residents derive from intercultural contact, be it the historical interplay between Andean and colonial Spanish cultures or their descendants' contact with today's throngs of tourists. Filmmaker Jorge Suárez provides a very humanistic and non-judgmental view of the city's inhabitants, introducing them with clear, measured narration while leaving interpretation of their lives and conflicts to the people themselves. The careful balance of diverse perspectives and the clarity of speech among those interviewed will allow both intermediate and advanced language students to appreciate the complex richness of life in Cuzco. First-year students will require very focused viewing activities in order to enjoy this program.
LLC Library - Call Number: SP 104
SP 104
Demons in the Garden Demons in the Garden
Director: Manuel Gutierrez Aragón
with Angela Molina, Ana Belen and Encarna Paso.
1982, 100 minutes, Spanish with English subtitles.
A drama of family tensions set in post-Civil War Spain, as three women vie for control over the mind and destiny of a young boy.
LLC Library - Call Number: SP 066
SP 066
De Paseo
Mosaico cultural
Images from Spanish-speaking Cultures,
Video to accompany De Paseo,
Curso intermedio de español.
Harry L. Rosser, Video Guide by Joy Renjilian-Burgy,
Heinle & Heinle, 1995.
For more info see back of videocassette.
LLC Library - Call Number: SP 017
SP 017
Don Quixote Director: G.W. Pabst
with Feodore Chaliapin, George Robey and Sidney Fox.
1933, 73 minutes.
Long thought to be lost, this rendition of Cervantes' classic benefits from the direction of G.W. Pabst and a superlative performance by Chaliapin as the aging, hopelessly romantic, would-be knight errant.
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MLGB 006
Drama: Performing a Play Educational Video Network: 448V
28 minutes
LLC Library - Call Number: SP 159

SP 159
Ecuador & the Galapagos Islands Experience, The
1995, 47 minutes.
See it, Try it, Live it!
Soar into the Amazon on an old army airplane... Ride on the roof of a train... Bathe in hot water from a volcano... Romp with lions... Climb 18,000 icy feet... Experience Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands!
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SP 010
El amor brujo - Love, the Magician Director: Carlos Saura
with Antonio Gades, Cristina Hoyos and Laura del Sol.
1986, 100 minutes, Spanish with English subtitles.
Set in Spain, a sizzling tale of young lovers separated by fate, but whose hearts still burn with a passion only for each other.
JCU Library
PN1997.A66
Camino de Santiago Camino de Santiago
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SP 168
El Cid Director: Anthony Mann
with Charlton Heston, Sophia Loren, Raf Vallone, Genevieve Page, John Fraser, Gary Raymond, Hurd Hatfield, Herbert Lom.
1961, 182 minutes.
The movie is a tribute to one of history's greatest legends. Heston essays the title role as the famed warrior who led his men in driving the Moors out of medieval Spain.
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MLAM 031-1/2
El Escorial and Toledo 42 minutes, English version.
Visit one of the world's greatest edifices, the magnificent palace and monastery of El Escorial built by King Philip II in the 16th century. Tour the basilica, the library, and pause in the gallery to view works of the giants of the Spanish art world - Velázquez, Goya and others.
Then on to Toledo to see the Moorish architecture, El Greco's home and his exquisite paintings. Our visit also includes a stop at the breathtaking fortress of El Alcázar, a reminder of the Spanish Civil War.
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SP 094
El norte
Director: Gregory Nava
1983, 139 minutes.
A powerful story of a brother and sister who must leave their oppressed country of Guatemala, make the hazardous journey through Mexico to the U.S., only to find themselves living as illegals in Los Angeles.
LLC Library
SP 020 (2 copies)
El pequeño Robin Hood El pequeño Robin Hood - see La leyenda de Rodrigo
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El Salvador El Salvador - see Houses Are Full of Smoke, The
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Elena Pianotowska - see Latin American Special
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Entre amigos Ana C. Jarvis/Raquel Lebredo:
Episodio 1: La fiesta de Ana Maria
D.C. Heath and Company, 1987
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SP 049
Ernesto CHE Guevara
1997, 94 minutes, color & black & white.
Documentary, directed by Richard Dindo.
Over 30 years ago, on October 9, 1967, the Bolivian army, aided by the CIA, executed Che Guevara.
Guevara's diary, a detailed, personal account of his futile 11-month attempt to foment revolution in Bolivia, is the basis of this moving portrait. Che's relationship with the mysterious Tania, his betrayal by local peasants, his constant battle with asthma, and his distress at the death of comrades are recounted. Interviews with Bolivians who met Che during these final days testify to a man who embraced sacrifice for his ideals.
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SP 141
Esmeralda Santiago
Lecture of 11/01/1998
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SP 143
Espejo de escritores
Mario Vargas Llosa
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SP 050-A
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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MLAM 030
Family Comedy 'Circus' Family Comedy 'Circus' -see La leyenda de Rodrigo
LLC Library - Call Number: SP 013

Fitzcarraldo Fitzcarraldo
Director: Werner Herzog
with Klaus Kinski.
1982, 147 minutes, German with English subtitles.
Drama about human aspiration, filmed in the Brazilian jungle. A plantation owner dreams of an opera house in the wilderness and drives a boat across a mountain to claim the land he needs for his dream.
LLC Library - Call Number: GR 086
Look in German
Fodor's Mexico - see Mexico Fodor's Mexico - see Mexico
Foods of Latin America - with Study Questions in case.
Educational Video Network
23 minutes.
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SP 096
Fortunata y jacinta - Historia de dos casadas Fortunata y jacinta - Historia de dos casadas
Director: Lino Angelino Fons
1969, 108 minutes, Spanish with English subtitles.
A detailed, keenly observed story of two women who are in love with the same man.
LLC Library - Call Number: SP 015
SP 015
Frida Frida
Director: Paul Leduc
with Ofelia Medina and Max Kerlow.
1984, 108 minutes, Spanish with English subtitles.
The life and work of controversial painter Frida Kohl is re-counted in this engrossing Mexican drama that uses the artist's works as settings for surreal flashback sequences.
LLC Library - Call Number: SP 075
SP 075
Fuenteovejuna Fuenteovejuna
Lope de Vega
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SP 003
Fuentes, Carlos Fuentes, Carlos - see Espejo de escritores
In this revealing interview, Carlos Fuentes speaks of the Hispanic notion of originality and of the function of time in literature.
LLC Library - Call Number: SP 050-B
SP 050-B
Garcilaso de la Vega Garcilaso de la Vega - see Latin American Special
LLC Library - Call Number: SP 018

Goya Goya
Director: Jesus F. Santos
1971, 54 minutes, English.
An informative documentary that delves deep into the genius of the brilliant 19th-century Spanish master.
LLC Library - Call Number: SP 037
SP 037
Goya in Bordeaux
2000, 105 minutes, color, Spanish with English subtitles.
Director: Carlos Saura
with Francisco Rabal, José Coronado, Maribel Verdu, Eulalia Ramon, et al.
This is a visually sumptuous, emotionally powerful film about the turbulent life of brilliant painter Francisco de Goya.
In Bordeaux, France, in the early 1800s, Goya suffers from strange visions and nightmares. While his young daughter cares for him, Goya reflects on his tumultuous career; in a time when a passionate love affair with the beautiful Duchess of Alba and the evil crusade of Napoleon's French army inspire Goya's most shocking, brilliant paintings - works that change the art world forever.
DVD
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LLC Library - Call Number: SP 154
SP 154
Great Festivals of Spain Great Festivals of Spain
LLC Library - Call Number: SP 095

SP 095
Guatemala Guatemala - see: Houses Are Full of Smoke, The
LLC Library - Call Number: SP 123-B
SP 123 - B
Houdini Houdini - see Latin American Special
LLC Library - Call Number: SP 018

Houses are Full of Smoke, The, 3 volumes Houses are Full of Smoke, The, 3 volumes
A chilling documentary on U.S. policy in Central America, this three-tape series, which took six years to make, was researched and filmed by Allan Francovich, best known for his award-winning film about the CIA, On Company Business.
An astonishing range of characters tell their stories, from soon-to-be-assassinated Archbishop Romero to Salvadoran right wing leader D'Aubuisson; from three then-presidents of the republics to Guatemala's impoverished indigenous peoples; from ousted American Ambassador White, CIA operatives, and National Security officials to the founder of El Salvador's secret police, who speak directly of the rape and murder of four American missionary women there; from top death squad officials to remorseful triggermen whose gruesome accounts of kidnapping, torture and killing lend compelling moral urgency to the case against right-wing dogma.
1. El Salvador
1987, 58 minutes.
LLC Library - Call Number: SP 123-A
2. Guatemala
1987, 58 minutes.
LLC Library - Call Number: SP 123-B
3. Nicaragua
1987, 58 minutes.
LLC Library - Call Number: SP 123-C
SP 123 - A
I Don't Want to Talk about It I Don't Want to Talk about It
Director: Maria Luisa Bemberg
with Marcello Mastroianni, Luisina Brando and Alejandra Podesta.
1995, 102 minutes, Spanish with yellow English subtitles.
A love story about two outsiders who find each other. Ludovico, a sophisticated world traveler who has retired to a small town is immediately drawn to a much younger woman. The smartest, most talented woman in town, Charlotte, is in many ways a perfect match for Ludovico. But because she is a dwarf, she has been sheltered by her overprotective mother from the realities of life. And when the real world intrudes the love between Ludovico and Charlotte takes a Felliniesque unexpected turn.
LLC Library - Call Number: SP 047

SP 047 (c2, c3)
Imagenes para una democracia [PE-2] Imagenes para una democracia [PE-2] - with transcript.
PICS, 1990, 28 minutes.
Against the backdrop of campaign events from 1980-1986, a truck driver and a historian interpret the democratic process from different and contrasting viewpoints.
LLC Library - Call Number: SP 100

SP 100
Improper Conduct Improper Conduct
1984, 110 minutes, Color, French/Spanish with English subtitles.
Nestor Almendros and Orlando Jimenez Leal
with Heberto Padilla, Susan Sontag, G. Cabrera Infante, etc.
This powerful documentary is simply a series of interviews with a fascinating array of Cuban intellectuals and homosexuals who have been persecuted under the Castro regime. The dictators are themselves exiles, and they have created a convincing indictment of El Jefe, implicating also those who would turn a blind eye towards repression from the Left.
LLC Library - Call Number: SP 139
SP 139
Incas, The Incas, The
BBC/PBS - 1988, 58 minutes.
Examines the work of three archeologists currently excavating in Peru for clues to the Inca way of life. Details history, culture, and technological achievements of the Inca Empire.
JCU Library - Call Number: F3429.I63
F3429.I63
Introducing Central America Introducing Central America - with notes in cover.
14 minutes.
LLC Library - Call Number: SP 071
SP 071
Introducing Don Quixote Introducing Don Quixote
Spanish Version, Great Literature Series
30 minutes.
This program describes the role of Miguel Cervantes in Spanish Literature and discusses why Don Quixote is one of the most influential characters in Western Literature. Still-image visuals give viewers an appreciation of Cervantes' language and the literary quality of his masterpiece.
LLC Library - Call Number: SP 059
SP 059
Introducing Spain Introducing Spain
From the towering Pyrenees to lush Galicia, from bleak highlands to fabulous beaches, the geography of Spain is divers and wonderful, as are the people who call Spain home. Live action.
45 minutes.
From the Atlantic North to the Meseta Heartland, Part 1.
26 minutes
LLC Library - Call Number: SP 076-A
SP 076-1
Andalusia to the Pyrenees, Part 2. Andalusia to the Pyrenees, Part 2.
25 minutes
LLC Library - Call Number: SP 076-B

SP 076-2
Johnny 100 Pesos Johnny 100 Pesos
1993, 95 minutes, color, Spanish with English subtitles.
Director: Gustavo Graef-Marino
with Armando Araiza, Patricia Rivera, Willy Semler, Luis Gnecco, et al.
Based on a true story that enthralled an entire country, Johnny 100 Pesos is an explosive thriller that tells the story of a misguided teenager who commits his first armed robbery with four small time criminals. Their surefire plan goes immediately wrong and escalates into a hostage situation. In true tabloid style, the stand-off with the police turns into a media circus when the local press gets wind of the situation forcing the whole country to become involved and turning Johnny into a reluctant celebrity.
DVD
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LLC Library - Call Number: DVD SP 150
SP 150
Jorge Luis Borges Jorge Luis Borges - see: Latin American Special.
The great Argentinean writer has an animated dialogue with his young compatriot, the novelist Reina Roffe. With great lucidity, Borges speaks of his work and the aesthetic and philosophical foundations that support it.
LLC Library - Call Number: SP 018

José Martí José Martí - see Latin American Special
LLC Library - Call Number: SP 018


Juan Carlos I: 10 años rey [PH-6] Juan Carlos I: 10 años rey [PH-6]
PICS, 1990, 83 minutes.
In 1985 Informe Semanal broadcast the comprehensive look at King Juan Carlos' first 10 years as Spain's ruler. Beginning with the transition after Franco's death in 1975, the program examines the King's initiatives to bring about a political reform and to promote national harmony. Extensive footage of the King's political activities, speeches, public appearances alternate with an interview with him and clips of personal family history.
LLC Library - Call Number: SP 105
SP 105
La boca del lobo - The Lion's Den La boca del lobo - The Lion's Den
Director: Francisco Lombardi.
1988, 111 minutes, Spanish with English subtitles.
A young Peruvian soldier must decide whether to listen to his conscience or obey orders when his dictatorial commander tries an entire village for treason after siding with a revolutionary group.
JCU Library - Call Number: PN1997.64

PN1997.64
La Forza del Destino Opera in 4 acts by Giuseppe Verdi
Libretto by Francesco Maria Plave
Director: Valéry Gergiev
Stage director: Elijah Moshinsky
Video director: Brian Large
Galina Gorchakova, Nikolai Putilin, Gegam Grogprian, Marianna Tarasova
the Kirov Chorus and Orchestra
1998, 167 minutes.
LLC Library - Call Number: RS 027
Look in Russian
La historia oficial - The Official Story La historia oficial - The Official Story
Director: Luis Puenzo
with Norma Aleandro.
1985, 112 minutes, Spanish with English subtitles.
The wife of a businessman in Argentina finds herself face to face with the terror as she begins to discover that her own daughter, adopted at birth, may have been stolen.
JCU Library - Call Number: PN1997.H56
PN1997.H56
La muerte del Che Guevara La muerte del Che Guevara
LLC Library - Call Number: SP 032

SP 032
La muerte viva - Day of the Dead La muerte viva - Day of the Dead
30 minutes, Spanish version.
The colorful, strange and surprisingly upbeat "Day of the Dead" rituals are explored. Recorded in museums, private homes, village markets and cemeteries, this program explores, through popular art and traditions, the contradictory Mexican feelings towards death.
Experts on anthropology, history and folk art express their views along peasants, artisans and housewives who place offerings for their deceased relatives each year on the first and second of November.
LLC Library - Call Number: SP 081
SP 081
La muralla verde - The Green Wall La muralla verde - The Green Wall
Director: Armando Robles Godoy
with Julio Alemán, Sandra Riva and Raul Martín.
1970, 110 minutes, Spanish with English subtitles.
Poetic drama from Peru about a couple and their young son who abandon life in hectic Lima for a cabin in the jungle. When a government official contests their land claim, the father travels to the city to straighten out matters, which provokes him to reflect upon his past.
JCU Library - Call Number: PN1997.M97
PN1997.M97
La regenta La regenta
Spanish with English subtitles.
Based on a novel by Leopoldo Clarin, the story is set in 18th century Spain, and investigates the prejudices of a small town against women.
LLC Library - Call Number: SP 016
SP 016
La rosa blanca Director: Roberto Gavaldon
1960, 100 minutes, B&W, Spanish with English subtitles.
Based on the short story by Bruno Traven, the writer of Treasure of Sierra Madre, and one of Mexico's quintessential novelists.
LLC Library - Call Number: SP 042
SP 042
Las Cartas de Alou - see Letters from Alou Las Cartas de Alou - see Letters from Alou
LLC Library - Call Number: SP 163

La vida inútil de Pito Perez La vida inútil de Pito Perez - see La leyenda de Rodrigo
LLC Library - Call Number: SP 013

Latin American Lifestyles Latin American Lifestyles
Festivals and Holidays in Latin America.
Bilingual: English/Spanish narration.
Celebrations, both religious and secular reflect the different cultures of the many groups inhabiting Latin America.
LLC Library - Call Number: SP 085
SP 085
Latinos: The life of the Spirit Latinos: The life of the Spirit
1993, 28 minutes, color.
Hispanics and Catholicism are no longer synonymous. This program explores the recent trend among Latinos to leave the Catholic Church for Evangelical or Protestant religions; the rediscovery by Chicanos in California of native spiritual and religious rituals that predate the arrival of Columbus; and the traditional Good Friday pilgrimage to the sanctuary at Chimayo, New Mexico, which shows that traditional spirituality is alive and well in modern times.
LLC Library - Call Number: SP 091
SP 091
Lazarillo Lazarillo
Director: Cesar Adavin
with Marco Paoletti, Juan José Menéndez.
1959, 109 minutes, Spanish with English subtitles.
This morality play is set in 17-century Castile. A fatherless boy is abandoned by his mother and subsequently finds work with a strange succession of employers. A blind beggar, a miserly sacristan, a fake nobleman and even a traveling band of performers all teach him valuable lessons in vanity, cunning, deception and ultimately survival.
LLC Library - Call Number: SP 119
SP 119
Let's Visit South America Let's Visit South America
2nd edition: 1987, 52 minutes.
LLC Library - Call Number: SP 084
SP 084
Letters from Alou Letters from Alou
Director: Montxo Armendariz
with Mulie Jarju, Eulalia Ramon, Ahmed el Maaroufi.
1990, 100 minutes, Color, Spanish, French and Senegalese with English subtitles.
The film tells the story of Alou, an African immigrant, who works his way to Barcelona, where he is due to meet up with a friend. The exploitation and discrimination he faces are accurately documented, but his life never seems bleak, faithfully reflecting the hero's enthusiasm for his newfound land - Spain.
Director Armendariz imbued the script with its almost documentary realism by incorporating stories he heard during three months of intensive research among Spain's immigrants.
LLC Library - Call Number: SP 163
SP 163
Life According to Muriel Life According to Muriel
La vida segun muriel
1997, 97 minutes, color, Spanish with English subtitles.
Director: Eduardo Milewicz
with Jorge Perugorria, Soledad Villamil, Ines Esteves, Frederico Olivera, et al.
Abandoned by her husband, Laura takes her nine-year-old daughter, Muriel, and leaves the hectic life of Buenos Aires bound for the tranquility of Argentina's countryside. When they lose all their belongings in a freak accident, Muriel and her mother are taken in by a suspicious proprietor of a run down hotel, Mirta who has children of her own. Through struggles and hard-ship, the two women form a makeshift family only to have it threatened when Muriel's father shows up looking to make amends. It's a story of courage and survival, it is also a story of men and women as seen through the eyes of a child.
DVD
Be sure to familiarize yourself with the extra features, which usually accompany DVDs.
LLC Library - Call Number: SP 151
SP 151
Like Water for Chocolate Like Water for Chocolate
Director: Alfonso Arau
with Ada Carrasco, Mario Ivan Martinez, Claudette Maille, Yareli Arizmendi.
1993, 105 minutes, color, Spanish with yellow English subtitles.
Experience for yourself the erotic tale of forbidden love that seduced both critics and audiences. Tita and Pedro are passionately in love. But their love is forbidden by an ancient family tradition. To be near Tita, Pedro marries her sister. And Tita, as the family cook, expresses her passion for Pedro through preparing delectable dishes. Now, in Tita's kitchen, ordinary spices become a recipe for passion. Her creations bring on tears of longing, heated desire or chronic pain - while Tita and Pedro wait for the moment to fulfill their most hidden pleasures.
LLC Library - Call Number: SP 090
SP 090 (2 copies)
Los santos inocentes - The Holy Innocents 1986, 108 minutes DVD
A rural Spanish family dreams of rising out of poverty and changing their life of subordination.

SP 228
Los mineros Los mineros
PBS - 1990, 60 minutes
This story, spanning nearly half a century, tells the history of Mexican-American miners in Clifton-Morenci, Arizona, and their union's battle for fair labor practices in the copper industry.
JCU Library - Call Number: PN1997.M56
PN1997.M56
Los olvidados (The Young and The Damned) Los olvidados
Director: Luis Buñuel
1950, 79 minutes, Spanish with English subtitles.
A compelling and surrealistic look at juvenile delinquency in the slums of Mexico, as a young boy falls in with a gang and its bullying leader. AKA: The Young and the Damned.
one VHS copy, one DVD copy
SP 113
Lovers Lovers
Director: Vicente Aranda
with Victoria Abril, Jorge Sanz, Maribel Verdu.
1992, 105 minutes, Spanish with English subtitles.
A super-steamy drama, set in Franco-ruled Spain in the 1950s, about a hypnotic love triangle between a naive young factory worker, his strong-willed fiancée, and the glamorous older woman who seduces him after he rents a room from her and lures him into her world of petty scams and crimes.
LLC Library - Call Number: SP 051
SP 051
Luis Buñuel [LA-2] Luis Buñuel [LA-2]
PICS, 1984, 75 minutes.
This excellent 1984 documentary explores the life and career of Spanish filmmaker Luis Buñuel. Carlos Saura, Frederico Fellini, John Houston, Rafael Alberti and others comment on the man and his movies. Clips of Buñuel and of some of his movies provide an additional dimension to the commentary.
LLC Library - Call Number: SP 107
SP 107
Madrid Madrid
1991, 40 minutes.
The city and its history, from what began as the Arabic Maghrit in the 10th century, became the capital in 1561, through the infusion of French taste and bureaucracy under the Bourbons, the devastation chronicled by Goya and again during the Civil War, to today's counterpoint of regionalism and Europeanization.
This program highlights the people, the places, and the spirit of Madrid.
LLC Library - Call Number: SP 092
SP 092
Mama Turns 100 Mama Turns 100(
Director: Carlos Saura
with Rafaela Aparicio and Geraldine Chaplin.
1979, 100 minutes, Spanish with English subtitles.
A savagely black comedy. On the eve of her 100th birthday, the matriarch of an eccentric clan learns her children want to do her in for her estate, but with the help of a former governess, she adopts a counter-plan.
LLC Library - Call Number: SP 064
SP 064
Martinique Questar: Travels in Mexico and the Caribbean
Martinique, St. Kitts & Antigua
1999, 56 minutes.
Martinique: You and Shari savor the French ambiance of Martinique and visit the birthplace of Napoleon's empress. Then you hike through the ruins of St. Pierre, a city both devastated and eerily preserved by the volcano Mount Pelee in 1902. Next, you travel to the island's other side to discover a distinctive Dutch influence. There you jet-sky through St. Martin's turquoise waters, visit an enchanting butterfly farm, and head out for some duty-free shopping in Philipsberg.
LLC Library
MLAM 050
Mas canciones en Español - see Cantemos en Español - with book.

Marianela Marianela
Director: Angelino Fons
1972, 108 minutes, Spanish with English subtitles.
The story of a disfigured orphan girl whose only solace is to serve as a guide to a young and handsome blind man, Pablo. When Pablo recovers his eyesight, Marianela's fragile world is shattered.
LLC Library - Call Number: SP 019
SP 019
Mario Vargas Llosa, Mario Vargas - see Espejo de escritores Mario Vargas Llosa, Mario Vargas - see Espejo de escritores
LLC Library - Call Number: SP 050

Mexican Americans - Part 13 of a 15 Volume set: Mexican Americans - Part 13 of a 15 Volume set:
Multicultural Peoples of North America
1993, 30 minutes.
In interviews, leading historians examine the impact of each ethnic group on the growth of the U.S. and Canada and the contributions made by individuals from each group.
These programs are based on the highly acclaimed "Peoples of North America" series of books by Chelsea House Publishers.
The Multicultural Peoples of North America Video Series allows students to understand the great cultural diversity of North America through Meeting a variety of families
Learning about their traditions
Exploring their unique cultural customs
Understanding their history.
LLC Library - Call Number: SP 083-A

SP 083-A
Mexican Pre-historic Cultures Mexican Pre-historic Cultures - with notes in cover.
26 minutes.
Mexico is a country with a profusion of cultural and historical wealth. In its past several high cultures flourished: the talented Toltecs, the courageous Aztecs, and the erudite Mayas.
LLC Library - Call Number: SP 089
SP 089
Mexican Pyramid Tour, A Mexican Pyramid Tour, A
35 minutes.
Relive history while touring the fascinating archeological sites of Mexico's past civilizations. Featured are the Pyramid of the Sun and the pyramids at Mitla, Monte Alban, Chichen Itza, Tulum and the famous Museum of Anthropology.
LLC Library - Call Number: SP 034
SP 034
Mexico Mexico
Revolution 1910-1940
From Boom to Bust 1940-1982
End of an Era 1982-1988
LLC Library - Call Number: SP 036
SP 036
Mexico - with notes in cover. Mexico - with notes in cover.
Fodor's Mexico, incl. Traveler's Handbook [TravelWorld Video]
International Video Network,
51 minutes, 1991.
Magnificent Mexico dazzles with warming sun, sandy beaches and intriguing history. Begin in vibrant and exciting Mexico City, explore the charming Zona Rosa district, the National Museum of Anthropology and History. See the Pyramid of the Sun and the ancient ruins of San Juan de Teotihuacan. Travel to Puerto Vallarta, a blend of small town and world-class resort, and Cancun with its white sands of the Caribbean.
LLC Library - Call Number: SP 077
SP 077
Mexico- Part 2 of 8 from Series Mexico - Part 2 of 8 from Series: 500 Nations,
The Rise and Fall of the Aztecs.
Director; Jack Leustig
with Edward James Olmos, Tony Plana, Castulo Guerra, Alma Martinez, hosted by Kevin Costner.
1994, 49 minutes, color.
Without contact with Europe or Asia, the Mexican Indian Nations used their own great skills to build magnificent cities. But in 1519, as Hernando Cortez came ashore under the Spanish flag, it was the beginning of the end. Leading armored men with sophisticated weapons and thousands of Mexican allies, Cortez challenged the empire of the Aztecs.
The Indians of Central Mexico and dramatic eyewitness accounts of the Aztec-Spanish War highlight Volume 2: Mexico. A series of conflicts solidifies the power of the Toltecs for centuries in the Valley of Mexico. By 1300 AD, a conquering nomadic people - who would become the Aztecs - arrive in the area. Their majestic city Tenochtitlan becomes the center of an empire and the objective of Cortez, who sinks his ship in the harbor so his men cannot turn back from fight.
LLC Library
MLAM 044 - A
Mexico, Emerging Powers, An Insider's Guide Mexico, Emerging Powers, An Insider's Guide
1996, 50 minutes, color.
With vast resources, a new generation of U.S. trained managers and a large, young population, Mexico was Wall Street's darling of the emerging markets. But a series of crises led to a brutal economic collapse. Will Mexico ever regain the world's confidence?
Host Rossana Fuentes, business correspondent for Reforma - a leading Mexican daily - takes us behind the scenes of the country that produces more oil than the United Arab Emirates, more beer than Australia and more billionaires than Germany. You'll meet members of Mexico's finance community and its crucial micro-business association CAME. Profiles include Rafael Fernandez-McGregor, who hopes to restore a vital rail link between Mexico and the U.S., and executives from Pemex, one of the world's most powerful oil companies.
Join Wall Street Journal Video for a look at the future of Mexico, an EMERGING POWER in the throes of growing pain.
LLC Library - Call Number: SP 052
SP 052
Mexico on Video Mexico on Video
40 minutes.
Explore Mexico's prehispanic civilizations and enjoy the mariachis, charros, and bullfights of the present. Live action.
LLC Library - Call Number: SP 033
SP 033
Midaq Alley Midaq Alley
Director: Jorge Fons, Carlos Saura
with Ernesto Gomez Cruz, Maria Rojo, Salma Hayek.
1995, 140 minutes, Spanish with English subtitles.
The film is set in the old downtown section of Mexico City. The events that take place have been divided into the stories of three neighbors whose lives are intertwined. Rutilio, the family man who experiences homosexual feelings that shatter his domestic life; Susanita, the spinster who dreams of getting married and falls prey to a thief; and Alma, the virgin who becomes a cocain addicted prostitute.
With humor, with pain, and with love for mankind, the film narrates the collective life of the people that live in the heart of the city, a place called Midaq Alley.
DVD
Be sure to familiarize yourself with the extra features, which usually accompany DVDs.
LLC Library - Call Number: SP 162
SP 162
Milky Way Milky Way
LLC Library - Call Number: FR 141

see French
Miracle of Marcelino, The Miracle of Marcelino, The
Director: Ladislao Vajda
with Pablito Calvo.
1955, 90 minutes, B&W, dubbed in English.
A young orphan boy in Spain is adopted by the monks of the local monastery, who all become his "father".
LLC Library - Call Number: SP 055
SP 055
Mirrors of the Heart Mirrors of the Heart - see America #4: Mirrors of the Heart
LLC Library - Call Number: SP 046

Miss Universo en el Perú [PE-1] Miss Universo en el Perú [PE-1] - with transcript.
PICS, 1990, 40 minutes.
The images and the scenes from the beauty contest, the portrayal of women in publicity, the role of television, contrasted with the current situation of women in Perú.
LLC Library - Call Number: SP 099
SP 099
Mission, The Mission, The
Director: Roland Joffe
with Jeremy Irons and Robert De Niro.
1986, 126 minutes.
South America in the 1700s: a pacifistic priest and a reformed slaver join to convert the native Indians. The two men are thrust into conflict when corruption within Church and state threaten to violently destroy all that they have built.
DVD 2 disc set

Disc 1: The Mission - Special Features: Full-length commentary by director Roland Joffe

Disc 2: documentary "Omnibus", which visits the film's South American location shoot and examines the heartrending lives of the Waunana indians who portrayed the film's Guarani tribespeople.
MLAM 026
Miss Mary Miss Mary
Director: Maria Luisa Bemberg
with Julie Christie, Nacha Guevara, Tato Pavlovsky, Gerardo Romano.
1991, 100 minutes.
Julie Christie stars in this lush Argentinean production as a British governess who comes to South America in the 30's to care for an aristocrat's children - including a teenage son who's hopelessly infatuated with her. Strongly sexual yet poignant tale mirrors the political turbulence of the time.
LLC Library - Call Number: SP 074
SP 074
Modernism: Matisse, Picasso and More 20th Century Painters 1992 Studio Quart, about 30 minutes
Masterpieces of the Hermitage - Museum of St. Petersburg
LLC Library - Call Number: MLGE[neral Purpose] 020

Look in French
Mosaico cultural Mosaico cultural
Images from Spanish Speaking Cultures: Spain, Mexico, Puerto Rico, Bolivia, Costa Rica, and the United States.
Joy Renjilian-Burgy, Heinle & Heinle, 1994.
20 ten-minute programs. Video Guide to accompany each program includes pre- and post-viewing activities and a script of the narration and commentaries.
LLC Library - Call Number: SP 108A/B (copy A is missing)
SP 108A/B
Moyers Collection, The Moyers Collection, The
1994, 60 minutes.
Victim of 2 Cultures: Richard Rodriguez.
Having grown up speaking exclusively Spanish, he now argues for an education in nothing but English. He gave up a promising academic career because he felt that he received the jobs because of his minority origin. His work today consists of making people understand the impact of language on their lives. In this program with Bill Moyers he talks about his experience of growing up in America as the son of immigrants; he also discusses the differences between Mexican and American cultures.
LLC Library - Call Number: SP 121
SP 121
Multicultural Understanding Multicultural Understanding
Educational Video Network: 071V
27 minutes
LLC Library - Call Number: SP 158
SP 158
Music of Latin America Music of Latin America - with notes in cover.
20 minutes.
Starting with the roots of Indian music, the foundations of Latin music in the co-mingling of wind and percussion and string instruments, the Spanish and Portuguese influences.
LLC Library - Call Number: SP 057
SP 057
Nazarín Nazarín
Director: Luis Buñuel
with Francisco Rabal and Marga Lopez.
1958, 92 minutes, Spanish with English subtitles.
Attacking the hypocrisy in organized religion while celebrating the strength of personal faith, the director's allegorical drama details a rural Mexican priest's travails as he tries to follow Christ's precepts.
JCU Library - Call Number: PN1997.N38
PN1997.N38
New Directions in Technology New Directions in Technology
Solutions for Language Learning and Teaching
Heinle & Heinle Publishers
LLC Library - Call Number: MLGE[neral Purpose] 032
MLGP 032
Nicaragua Nicaragua - see Houses Are Full of Smoke, The
LLC Library - Call Number: SP 123-C
SP 123 - C
No Future - see Rodrigo D No Future - see Rodrigo D
North from Mexico North from Mexico
1989, 22 minutes.
Traces the history of Mexican-American people from the time of Coronado to the present; explores their culture; and points out the contributions made by the Spanish. Examines the Chicano of today and his struggle to win long-denied human rights.
JCU Library - Call Number: F786.M215
F786.M215
Odyssey: Maya Lords of the Jungle Odyssey: Maya Lords of the Jungle
1980, 58 minutes.
LLC Library - Call Number: SP 045
SP 045
Open Your Eyes Open Your Eyes
Abre Los Ojos
1997, 117 minutes, color, French/Spanish with English subtitles.
Nestor Almendros and Orlando Jimenez Leal
with Heberto Padilla, Susan Sontag, G. Cabrera Infante, etc.
DVD
Be sure to familiarize yourself with the extra features, which usually accompany DVDs.
LLC Library - Call Number: SP 147
SP 147
Perú: ni leche ni gloria [PE-4] Perú: ni leche ni gloria [PE-4] - with transcript.
PICS, 1990, 43 minutes.
This exploration of how Nestlé and Carnation have penetrated the Peruvian economy with condensed milk operations under labels such as Gloria, S.A., provides a model for understanding the role of multinationals in Latin America. From dairy operations in the countryside to the urban consumer, these operations have surprising repercussions in the lives of all Peruvians.
LLC Library - Call Number: SP 102
SP 102
Perú Perú
International Video Network [Video Visits],
South American Collection,
53 minutes, 1992.
High in the Andes in breathtaking Cuzco, Spanish cathedrals stand atop remnants of ancient, sacred temples. Wander through enormous stone ruins at Sacsahuman and the old remains of Chan Chan. Admire Lima's opulent colonial mansions, sparkling beaches, and treasure-laden Gold Museum. Admire the mysterious Nazca Lines etched on the deserts, and dance the marinera to the exotic blend of African, Spanish, and Aboriginal music. Stop in the rubber barons' city, Iquitos, and journey deep into the Amazon's verdant jungle. Discover on the rushing Urubamba Machu Picchu, the enchanting lost capital of the Inca.
LLC Library - Call Number: SP 078
SP 078
Picasso, The Man and His Work Picasso, The Man and His Work
1986, 2 vols.-cassettes: 45 minutes each.
Story of Picasso's life from the age of 15, primarily stressing his work in its various periods and the influence of events and persons in his life on his work.
JCU Library - Call Number: ???

Pictures from a Revolution Director: Susan Meiselas, Richard P. Rogers, and Alfred Guzzetti.
1991, 93 minutes, color.
After opening the picture has established itself as an instant classic in the important field of the political documentary.
No one captured more powerfully the suffering, sacrifice and finally celebration that accompanied the Sandinista victory than Susan Meiselas, who covered the revolution for the New York Times and London Times. In this movie, she returns to Nicaragua a decade later with the other co-directors to track down the people - guerrillas, Socistas and bystanders - pictured in the original photographs. The people share their feelings about how their lives have changed, for better and for worse, in the years since the conflict; and recall the circumstances surrounding those moments of their lives captured by Susan Meiselas' camera.
The result is a provocative study of the Revolution and its aftermath, a deeply moving account of individuals who brought about a true people's revolution. now living their lives in obscurity. The film is also a frank inquiry into the contradictions inherent in recording history and the power of the image as a tool for political persuasion.
LLC Library
MLAM 048
Puerto Ricans - Part 15 of a 15 Volume set Puerto Ricans - Part 15 of a 15 Volume set:
Multicultural Peoples of North America
1993, 30 minutes.
In interviews, leading historians examine the impact of each ethnic group on the growth of the U.S. and Canada and the contributions made by individuals from each group.
These programs are based on the highly acclaimed "Peoples of North America" series of books by Chelsea House Publishers.
The Multicultural Peoples of North America Video Series allows students to understand the great cultural diversity of North America through Meeting a variety of families
Learning about their traditions
Exploring their unique cultural customs
Understanding their history.
LLC Library - Call Number: SP 083-B
SP 083-B
Question of Conscience, A Question of Conscience, A
1990, 43 minutes.
A powerful account of the November, 1989 massacre by El Salvadoran soldiers of six priests, a cook and her daughter at Central American University.
JCU Library - Call Number: BX3715.5E4Q47
BX3715.5E4Q47
Rodrigo D - No Future Rodrigo D - No Future
Director: Victor Gaviria
1990, 93 minutes, Spanish with English subtitles.
Set in the Columbian town of Medellín, the story centers around Rodrigo, a would-be drummer and his friends who are trapped in the violence and drugs, which define their turbulent lifestyle.
JCU Library - Call Number: BF109.M3A5
BF109.M3A5
Rojo amanecer Rojo amanecer
Director: JORGE FONS
with MARIA ROJO, HECTOR BONILLA, DEMIAN BICHIR.
UN TEMA CASI PROHIBIDO: LOS TERRIBLES SUCESOS DEL 2 DE OCTUBRE, 1968, QUE TERMINARON EN UNA MATANZA DE ESTUDIANTES EN LA PLAZA DE TLATELOLCO. LA HISTORIA COMIENZA CUANDO DOS ESTUDIANTES REGRESAN A SU DEPARTAMENTO CARGANDO A OTRO ESTUDIANTE HERIDO. EN ESE TIEMPO, SER ESTUDIANTE ERA PEOR QUE SER CRIMINAL. LOS PADRES AL VER AL HERIDO, SABEN QUE ESTAN METIDOS EN UN BUEN LIO. ANGUSTIA Y TEMOR LOS SOBRECOGEN TODA LA NOCHE. EL FINAL ES IMPACTANTE EN ESTA PELICULA, GANADORA DE PREMIOS.
LLC Library - Call Number: SP 156
SP 156
Romero Romero
with Raul Julia and Richard Jordan.
1989, 105 minutes, English.
A moving and timely biodrama of Archbishop Oscar Romero, whose struggle for human rights in El Salvador led to his assassination in 1980.
JCU Library - Call Number: PN1997.R65
PN1997.R65
Roses in December Roses in December
1982, 56 minutes.
This is the story of four women missionaries who were murdered in El Salvador in December 1980. Explores the circumstances surrounding the murders, what happened afterwards, and the pervading political situation. The words of lay missionary Jean Donovan provide a focus to the film.
JCU Library - Call Number: BV2841.R67
BV2841.R67
Rumbas y comparsas de Cuba Rumbas y comparsas de Cuba
LLC Library - Call Number: SP 054
SP 054
Santa Sangre Santa Sangre
1984, 110 minutes, Color, French/Spanish with English subtitles.
Nestor Almendros and Orlando Jimenez Leal
with Heberto Padilla, Susan Sontag, G. Cabrera Infante, etc.
LLC Library - Call Number: SP 149
SP 149
Scola Scola
Chreighton University
7 minutes.
LLC Library

see Mod. Languages
Segovia: Mirror of Spanish History Segovia: Mirror of Spanish History
1993, 35 minutes, English.
Built as a fortress by the Romans, watered by their great aqueduct, Segovia came into its own in the Middle Ages. This program documents the city's history through its homes, its churches, the rooms where Alfonso el Sabio wrote his astronomical treatise and ordinary fullers plied their trade. Segovia is the most continuous monument of Spanish history from the beginning of the historical past to today.
LLC Library - Call Number: SP 093
SP 093
Skyline Skyline
Director: Fernando Colombo
1984, 84 minutes, English and Spanish with English subtitles.
Witty depiction of the adventures and mishaps of a Spanish photographer who comes to Manhattan seeking fame and fortune.
LLC Library - Call Number: SP 063
SP 063
Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz
35 minutes.
The story of the great baroque poet of viceregal Mexico is told in detail in Spanish. Live action.
LLC Library
SP 018
Spain: Everything under the Sun Spain: Everything under the Sun
50 minutes.
Tour the colorful Spanish countryside and see all of her most beautiful cities, including Madrid, Segovia, Avila, Seville, Costa del Sol, and more.
LLC Library - Call Number: SP 031
SP 031
Spanish Colonial Exploration Spanish Colonial Exploration - see: Voyage of Discovery
LLC Library - Call Number: SP 169


Spanish from Within Spanish from Within - with book.
Heinle & Heinle, 1988,
Bernard Petit Video Production
The video brings the sights and sounds of the many cultures of the Spanish-speaking world into the classroom. Students see and hear culturally authentic scenes and informal interviews with people in Spain, Colombia, Argentina, Costa Rice, Mexico, and the United States.
Featured are a barbecue in Argentina, a visit to the Costa Rican rain forest, dinner with a Colombian family, a stroll down the Calle Ocho in Miami, and more! This video and its accompanying workbook are suitable for intermediate-level Spanish courses that focus on the culture, civilization and authentic language of Spanish-speaking people throughout the world. The themes of this video also parallel those of Heinle & Heinle's intermediate Spanish program 'Nuevas Dimensiones'.
LLC Library - Call Number: SP 112
SP 112
Status of Latino Family, The Status of Latino Family, The
1993, 28 minutes
see also: Biculturalism and Acculturation among Latinos
This program shows both changes in and the endurance of traditional Latino families. In following the paths of three generations of one Mexican-American family, it traces the patterns of migration and cultural change. It shows how the traditional roles of the Latino elderly are being altered by their families' needs, and also how the traditional family pleasures can still be celebrated on a Sunday in the park with 'la familia'.
LLC Library - Call Number: SP 117
SP 117
Status of Latina Women, The Status of Latina Women, The
1993, 26 minutes
see also: Biculturalism and Acculturation among Latinos
This program looks at the differences between the U.S. Latina and her Latin American and American counterparts. It also examines how Latino men regard successful, professional Latina women, and at the myths and mystique of machismo among Latinos in the age of two-income families and shared child-raising responsibility. Finally, the program profiles a Latina feminist, who has shown that activism is not just a Latino male's prerogative.
LLC Library - Call Number: SP 116
SP 116
Sweet 15 Director: Victoria Hochberg
with Karla Montana, Panchito Gomez, Tony Piana, Jenny Gago and Susan Ruttan.
1990, 120 minutes, color.
Nothing is more important to Mexican-American Marta Delacruz than her quinceañera - the traditional 15th-birthday celebration that symbolically ushers a young Mexican girl into adulthood. She is understandably angry and resentful when her father cancels the gala event. Her outlook is completely changed, however, when she accidentally uncovers her father's secret - he never became a U.S. citizen.
LLC Library - Call Number: MLAM[erican] 043
MLAM 043
Tango Bar Tango Bar
with Raul Julia, Valeria Lynch, Ruben Juarez.
1988, 90 minutes, Spanish with English subtitles.
The reunion at a Buenos Aires nightclub of a legendary stage trio brings old passions and jealousies in a stirring, sensual drama laced with the music and dancing of the famed Tango.
LLC Library - Call Number: SP 111
SP 111
Two Faces of the Seventeenth Century: Two Faces of the Seventeenth Century:
Rembrandt - Velázquez
1984, 28 minutes.
LLC Library - Call Number: MLNE[therlands] 004
MLNE 004
Una hija más 1. Bienvenida y adiós Una hija más 1. Bienvenida y adiós
30 minutes.
The Sanchez Valle family is the focus of this popular Spanish sit-com: Demetrio, a furniture manufacturer, Angeles, a housewife, and their two sons, 18-year old Junior and 11-year old Dani. Nati, the family's live-in maid, knows them inside and out and is like one of the family. The hija of the family is Amanda, a young American exchange student who lives with the Sanchez family while their daughter Lines studies in the U.S. The first half-hour episode shows Amanda's arrival in the midst of domestic upheaval in the Sanchez household. Angeles and Demetrio put on a good act to make Amanda feel she has entered the picture of familial bliss, but Amanda is not fooled.
LLC Library - Call Number: SP 011
SP 011
Venezuela Venezuela - see Cuentos de hadas para niños
LLC Library - Call Number: SP 007

Velázquez, El Greco, Goya, and the Spanish Masters Velázquez, El Greco, Goya, and the Spanish Masters
Masterpieces of the Hermitage - Museum of St. Petersburg
1992 Studio Quart, about 30 minutes
LLC Library - Call Number: MLGE[neral Purpose] 027
MLGP 027
Verónica Cruz(r)MDUL¯ Verónica Cruz(r)MDUL¯
Director: Miguel Pereira
1988, 106 minutes, Spanish with English subtitles.
The story of a young Indian boy from his birth in a remote area of Argentina to his death in the South Atlantic during the Falklands/Malvines War.
JCU Library - Call Number: PN1997.V46
PN1997.V46
Viridiana Viridiana
Director: Luis Buñuel.
1961, 95 minutes, Spanish with English subtitles.
After a would-be nun is raped by her uncle, who then kills himself, she turns over his estate to a horde of derelicts. But in Buñuel's world no good deed goes unpunished.
LLC Library - Call Number: SP 114
2 copies, 1 DVD, 1 VHS
SP 114
Voyage of Discovery: Spanish Colonial Exploration Voyage of Discovery: Spanish Colonial Exploration
National Park Service
English narration, 22:36 minutes.
LLC Library - Call Number: SP 169
SP 169
What Have I Done to Deserve this? What Have I Done to Deserve this?
Director: Pedro Almodovar
with Carmen Maura and Angel De Andres-Lopez.
1984, 100 minutes, Spanish with English subtitles.
Poor Gloria feels trapped in her squalid existence as a housewife and cleaning woman in Madrid's slums...her husband is an insensitive boor, her children are seducing men and selling heroin, and her mother-in-law brings home a pet lizard! But must it all lead to murder by hambone? Wonderful, dark comedy.
LLC Library - Call Number: SP 061

SP 061
Who the Hell is? ¿Quien Diabolos Es Juliette? Who the Hell is? ¿Quien Diabolos Es Juliette?
1997, 91 minutes, Color, Spanish with English subtitles.
Director: Carlos Marcovich
with Yuliet Ortega, Fabiola Quiroz, Salma Hayek.
Shot in Cuba, Mexico and the US over a period of three years, the film features remarkable cinematography, a wonderful sense of humor and most of all the hugely charismatic performance of 16-year old Yuliet Ortege as herself - spirited and street smart and very sexy. Made with a crew of two - first time director Marcovich and a soundman - Juliette won over many audiences.
Yuliet is a 16-year old who lives in Havana. Her father, whom she has never seen, left Cuba when she was a baby and now lives in New Jersey. One year after her father left, her mother committed suicide, leaving Yuliet to be brought up by her grandmother into a life of prostitution on the streets. A fateful meeting with Fabiola Quiroz, a melancholy Mexican model, changes Yuliet's life. Marcovich weaves a fascinating story with a sweeping and totally innovative nonlinear style exploring the coincidences and parallels that brought these two women together. With verve and skill he lends his vision to their searches for unknown fathers and better futures. The result is a film bursting with music, ribald humor and emotional poignancy that marks "its young director as a brash, original filmmaking talent."
DVD
Be sure to familiarize yourself with the extra features, which usually accompany DVDs.
LLC Library - Call Number: SP 153
SP 153
Women of Hope: Latinas Abriendo Camino Women of Hope: Latinas Abriendo Camino
Produced by the Bread and Roses Cultural Project, Inc.;
1996, 29 minutes, Spanish with English subtitles.
This program tells the story of Latina women in the U.S. through portraits of 12 unusual women who have broken new ground in their lives and achievements. Among those featured in the program are Miriam Colón, actress and founder of the Puerto Rican Travel Theater; Nydia Velázquez, the first Puerto Rican Congresswoman; and Sandra Cisneros, Chicana novelist and poet. Describing their hopes, their dreams, and the paths they took which shaped their lives, the 12 women share their stories in the context of their families, their common histories, and their careers. The program includes a wealth of historical archival footage, and features a soundtrack of diverse and important La-tin music from the 1940s through today.
LLC Library - Call Number: SP 146
SP 146
Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown
Director: Pedro Almodovar
with Carmen Maura and Antonio Banderas.
1988, 92 minutes, Spanish with English subtitles.
A variety of vengeful women, Muslim terrorists, mambo-playing taxis and spiked gazpacho all play a part in the darkly comic proceedings.
LLC Library - Call Number: SP 044
SP 044
Chile Chile
Reason of Force
LLC Library - Call Number: SP UO1
SP U01
Alamos Español Alamos Español
Lessons 01-04
LLC Library - Call Number: SP UO2
SP U02
Alamos Español Alamos Español
Lessons 05-08
LLC Library - Call Number: SP UO3
SP U03
Alamos Español Alamos Español
Lessons 09-12
LLC Library - Call Number: SP UO4

SP U04
Alamos Español Alamos Español
Lesson 13
LLC Library - Call Number: SP UO5
SP U05
Familia Aguirre Familia Aguirre
San Xavier del Back
Missions and Others
LLC Library - Call Number: SP UO6
SP U06
Portrait of America
Portrait of America
New Mexico
LLC Library - Call Number: SP UO7
SP U07
Ballad of Gregorio Cortez, The Director: Robert Young
with Edward James Olmos.
1983, 99 minutes.
The true story of Gregorio Cortez, a Mexican who accidentally killed a Texas sheriff in self-defense in 1901. Hunted by Texans as a killer, hailed by Mexicans as a hero, Cortez was the target of a ferocious manhunt.
LLC Library
MLAM 033
Bolivia
SP 129
Mexico
SP 131
Puerto Rico and U.S. Virgin Islands
SP 132
Venezuela
SP 133
Chile
SP 134
Cuba
SP 135
Guantanamera!

1995 Run Time: 104 minutes Language: Spanish Subtitles: English, VHS and 2 DVD copies

Directors: Tomás Guíerrez Alea and Juan Carlos Tabio
Actors: Mirta Ibarra, Raúl Eguren, Carlos Cruz, Jorge Perugorria

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.

SP 138 (3 copies)
A Very Old Man With Enormous Wings
SP 164
El Cantar de Mio Cid
SP 165 (2 copies)
Ruiz: El Libro de Buen Amor
SP 166 (2 copies)
Miracle in Rome 1988 Lisandro Duque Naranjo, Director. Starring Frank Ramirez, Gerardo Arellano, Amalia Duque García, Lisandro Duque and Daniel Priolett
Miracle in Rome tells the story of Margarito Duarte, a man whose seven year-old daughter dies suddenly. Upon visiting her grave twelve years later, Margarito finds his daughter's body just as he had left it. His fellow townspeople call the event a miracle, but the town bishop wants the girl reburied. Margarito must fight his way through red tape to have his daughter declared a saint an, in the end, it will take a miracle of a different order for Margarito Duarte to get his wish.
Spanish with English subtitles
SP 171 (3 copies)
Talk to Her 2002 Pedro Almodóvar, director. Featuring Javier Cámara, Darío Grandinetti, Leonor Watling and Rosario Flores.
Talk to Her is the surprising, altogether original and quietly moving story of the spoken and unspoken bonds that unite the lives and loves of two couples. Two men (Benigno and Marco) almost meet while watching a dance performance, but their lives are irrevocably entwined by fate. They meet later at a private clinic where Benigno is the caregiver for Alicia, a beautiful dance student who lies in a coma. Marco is there to visit his girlfriend Lydia, a famous matador also rendered motionless. As the men wage vigil over the women they love, the story unfolds in flashback and flashforward as the lives of the four are further entwined and their relationships move toward a surprising conclusion.

DVD special features: widescreen, audio in Spanish or French, subtitles in English or French
SP 172 (2 copies)
Crime of Padre Amaro, The (El Crimen del Padre Amaro) 2002 Carlos Carrera, director. Starring Gael García Bernal and Ana Claudia Talancón.
A recently ordained priest (Bernal) is sent to help an aging priest run a small parish church in rural Mexico. Upon arriving at his new post, he meets a beautiful young woman with a religious passion that borders on obsession. Quickly, her passion for her faith becomes helplessly entangled in a growing attraction to the new priest. But when the handsome priest crosses the line that separates temptation from sin, he finds himself torn between the divine and the carnal, the righteous and the unjust.
DVD special features: widescreen, Spanish or English, subtitles in English, French or Spanish
SP 173
Yerma 1999 Pilar Távora, director. Starring Aitana Sánchez-Gijón, Irene Papas and Juan Diego
Yerma (Sánchez-Gijón) longs for a child but is unable to conceive. After an old, wise women (Papas) assures her that the reason she cannot become pregnant may be due more to her husband (Diego) than herself, Yerma regards her unfeeling spouse with growing hatred. Her increasing obsession causes her to be tempted to seduce Victor, a shepherd from the village, but her moral values repress her feelings. Desperation drives her to the brink of insanity, reaching a breathtaking climax in this brilliant drama by the great Spanish poet and dramatist Federico Garcia Lorca.
DVD special features: Spanish with English subtitles.
SP 174
Official Story, The 1985 Luis Puenzo, director. Starring Norma Aleandro, Hector Alterio, Analia Castro and Chunchuna Villafane
The Official Story details the collapse of an affluent Argentinian family. Alicia, the wife of a successful businessman, faces the ultimate challenge when she begins to suspect that her adopted daughter may have been stolen from a family of "los desaparecidos" (the disappeared ones). Determined to find out the truth, Alicia risks everything - even at the cost of her own family.
Spanish with English subtitles - 2 copies VHS 2 copies DVD
SP 175 (four copies)
Details of a Duel 1988 Sergio Cabrera, director. Starring Frank Ramirez, Humberto Dorado, and Florina Lemaitre
At the end of the fifties, the habitual calm of a nameless town in the heart of the Andes is shaken by the news of an up-coming duel between the local school-teacher and the butcher - men who only yesterday were friends and political allies. On the morning of the duel, they leave home to go about their business, which on this day, includes preparing for death. Contrary to their true natures, one must kill the other by mid-afternoon. Egged on by the clergy, the militia and the town's bureaucrats, a private affair becomes a gladiatorial spectacle. A comedy about escalation, anticipation, and manners, this inexorable process is the subject of Sergio Cabrera's wry, first feature.
Spanish with English subtitles
SP 176 (2 copies)
We're All Stars (Todos somos estrellas) 1993 Felipe Degregori, director.
A Wonderful Latin American comedy. At the center are various members of the Huambachano family who share a dream: to win fortune and fame on the television game show, "We're All Stars." Luck strikes when the popular host of the show knocks on their door and invites them to appear as "family of the week." The only catch is, the television studio is looking for the perfect family, and the Huambachanos are forced to cover up the family divorce. What follows is a comedy of errors fueled by the family's struggle for a better life: one child invites his mother's friend to pose as their father; the oldest son, however, wants his real father, now married to somebody else, to join them on the show. A light comedy with a touch of satire, "We're All Stars" hooks its audience with action and the universal inner-workings of family.
Spanish with English subtitles
SP 177 (3 copies)
Mad Love 2001 Vicente Aranda, director. Starring Pilar López de Ayala, Daniele Liotti, Rosana Pastor, Giuliano Gemma, Roberto Álvarez, Guillermo Toledo, and Susy Sánchez
In the tradition of "Elizabeth" and "Queen Margot" comes "Mad Love," a sumptuous, epic tale of passion and power based on the scandalous true story of betrothed royalty and betrayed loyalty.
Shortly after Queen Isabella of Spain sends Columbus off in search of the New World, she sends her beautiful young daughter, Joan, away for a politically advantageous arranged marriage. When Joan meets her intended, the dashing and handsome Archduke Philip, the two fall passionately in love.
All is not to remain well for the newlyweds. As Joan births an abundance of heirs, Philip's attentions, and affections, wander. In response to Philip's philandering, Joan's behavior becomes increasingly erratic. Seizing the opportunity to become sole ruler, Philip and his advisers plot to have his wife declared insane and dethrone her.
DVD special features: widescreen, Castillian Spanish, subtitles in English or French
SP 178
Men With Guns 1997 John Sayles, director. Starring Federico Luppi, Damian Alcazar, Tania Cruz, Damian Delgado, Dan Rivera Gonzalez, Mandy Patinkin, and Kathryn Grody
Dr. Fuentes is a man in search of his legacy: seven medical students he trained to work in impoverished native villages. But early in his odyssey, he begins to suspect that "men with guns" got there first, and with every step he is confronted by bloody realities he had long ignored. Now, his is an almost desperate quest, but for a mythical village deep in the rain forest - one last refuge of hope called Cerca del Cielo. Written and directred by John Sayles, this incredible journey of the heart and mind takes us into uncharted regions of hopelessness and unparalleled diminsions of brutality.
DVD special features: widescreen, Spanish, subtitles in English, French and Portuguese
SP 179 (2 copies)
Solas 1999 Benito Zambrano, director. Starring María Galiana, Ana Fernández, Carlos Álvarez, and Antonio Dechent
A powerful and touching story of love and redemption, Solas is a drama of Spanish women whose emotional life is as rich as their surroundings are poor. Maria is a beautiful but troubled woman adrift in a nameless city in southern Spain. She drinks, smokes and steals, desperate for oblivion and angry at the entire world. Emotional rescue comes in the form of her own mother, who comes to stay with her when her father leaves home for surgery. The mother cooks, crochets and befriends the gentlemanly neighbor downstairs while patiently trying to reach out to her daughter, whose bitterness is no match for her mother's love and devotion.
DVD special features: Spanish with English subtitles
SP 180
Blue Diner, The (La Fonda Azul) 2003 Jan Egleson, director. Starring Miriam Colón, Lisa Vidal, José Yenque, and William Marquez
Blue Diner is the story of a Puerto Rican mother and daughter living together in Boston and the difficulties they face when the daughter, Elena, mysteriously loses her ability to speak Spanish, her first language. Everyone has a theory about Elena's misfortune, but no one knows for certain what caused the absurd and tragic event. As Elena's language disappears, her boyfriend's painting inexplicably appears at the museum where her mother works. As the relationship between mother and daughter deteriorates, the two women are forced to confront their past and their expectations for each other. A haunting song, a missing father and a plate of refried beans help to reunite Elena, her mother and cure her mysterious problem.
DVD special features: in English and Spanish with English subtitles
SP 181
Time Of The Butterflies, In The 2000 Mariano Barroso, director. Starring Salma Hayek and Edward James Olmos
Salma Hayek (Traffic) gives a powerful, passionate performance as an idealistic young woman who wages a daring struggle for freedom against a murderous dictator (Edward James Olmos) in this moving thriller that, "with brutal simplicity, dramatizes the personal toll of political tyranny" (San Francisco Chronicle).
For gernerations, Gereral Rafael Trujillo (Olmos) has ruled the Dominican Republic with a mixture of terror and savagery... until Minerva Mirabal (Hayek) dares to oppose him. Inspired by her love for a rebel leader (Marc Anthony), Minerva and her sister - known as Las Mariposas (The Butterflies) - endure unimaginable hardships in a battle for the very soul of a nation. But as their acts of bravery gain notoriety, Trujillo's forces close in, determined to put an end to Minerva's heroics.
DVD special features: English with English, French and Spanish subtitles
SP 182
Nueba Yol 1995 106 minutes Spanish with English subtitles
Ángel Muñiz, director. Starring Luisito Marti, Alfonso Zayas, Caridad Ravelo and Raúl Carbonell.
The tale of a Dominican widower named Balbuena (Marti), who moves to New York searching for a better life. However, once there he encounters a troubled family reunion, difficulty finding a job without a green card, a wild relationship with another ex-Dominican, and a run-in with the law. Based on a popular Dominican Republic television character.
SP 183 (two copies)
Strawberry and Chocolate 1994 104 minutes
Tomas Gutierrez Alea and Juan Carlos Tabio, directors. Starring Jorge Perugorria, Vladimir Cruz, Mirta Ibarra, Francisco Gatorno, Marilyn Solaya.
This charming Cuban film details the unusual relationship between the flamboyant, educated Diego (Jorge Perugorría) and the young, homophobic, pro-Revolution David (Vladimir Cruz). Miserable at being dumped by his girlfriend, David at first spurns the attentions of Diego; however, at the prompting of his Communist roommate, Miguel (Francisco Gattorno), he cultivates an acquaintanceship with Diego in order to investigate his liberal leanings. Of course, Diego's cultured ways prove fascinating to the younger man and a true friendship grows. Add the slightly crazy neighbor Nancy (Mirta Ibarra), who frequently attempts suicide, as romantic fodder for David, and this playful drama becomes a heartwarming film. Disputed in its own country, this film was the first Cuban picture to be nominated for best foreign picture at the Academy Awards.
DVD special features: widescreen, Spanish with English subtitles.
SP 128 (2 copies)
Motorcycle Diaries, The (Diarios de motocicleta) 2004 127 minutes
Walter Salles, director. Starring Gael García Bernal and Rodrigo De la Serna.
"The Motorcycle Diaries" is based on the journals of Che Guevara, a leader of the Cuban Revolution. In his memoirs, Guevara recounts adventures he, and best friend Alberto Granado, had while crossing South America by motorcycle in the early 1950s.
DVD special features: widescreen, Spanish or French audio with English or French subtitles
SP 184
Don Juan My Love 1990 96 minutes Spanish with English subtitles
Antonio Mercero, director. Starring Juan Luis Galiardo, Rossy De Palma, Maria Barranco and Loles Leon.
The world's most famous lover seduces his way into the hearts and bedrooms of some happily surprised women in a most hilarious and sexy adventure. For 450 years, Don Juan has been lying in purgatory trying to repent for his sins. Now he's been given one more chance to perform a good deed to free himself from a phantom existence. Don Juan, My Love is a fast paced and luscious comedy where an arrogant cad and an utterly passionate romantic face off to the death.
SP 185
Subterra 2004 108 minutes
Marcelo Ferrari, Director. Starring Francisco Reyes and Paulina Galvez
An epic Chilean romance set in the mining town of Lota, Chile in 1897, SUBTERRA is the story of a workers' uprising that took place in what was, at the time, the largest coal mine in the world. The quest to improve conditions both spiritual and material begins in the heart of one courageous man. But while the bosses plan the expansion of their vast empire, the workers experience an awakening, and begin to demand change.
DVD special features: Spanish with English subtitles
SP 160
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.

SP 186
Maria Full of Grace 2004 101 minutes Spanish
Director: Joshua Marston
Starring: Catalikna Sandino Moreno, Yenny Paola, Vega Sanchez, Jhon Alexander Toro, Guilied Lopez, Patricia Rae
Maria Alvarez, a bright, spirited 17-year-old, lives with three generations of her family in a cramped house in rural Colombia. Desperate to leave her job stripping thorns from flowers in a rose plantation, Maria accepts a lucrative offer to transport packets of heroin - which she must swallow - to the United States. The ruthless world of international drug trafficking proves to be more than Maria bargained for as she becomes ultimately entangled with both drug cartels and immigration officials.
DVD widescreen, subtitles in English, Spanish or French, theatrical and international trailers, audio commentary with writer/director Joshua Marston
SP 187
Nobody's Wife (Señora de Nadie) 1982 98 minutes
Director: Maria Luisa Bemberg
Starring: Luisina Brando, Julio Chavez, Rodolfo Ranni and China Zorrilla

Leonor is living the good life: a husband, two kids, a comfortable home... But when she discovers her husband is cheating on her, that life collapses. Leonor flees the world she knows, finds a new job, and meets new men. From a distance, through, she cautiously observes her children.

DVD Spanish with English subtitles, letterboxed
SP 188
Advanced Spanish (Standard Deviants School) copyright 2002, Cerebellum Corp.
series of 8 VHS tapes:
Program 1: Reviewing the Basics
Program 2: Irregular Verbs
Program 3: Verb Tenses
Program 4: Spanish Prepositions
Program 5: Modal & Reflexive Verbs
Program 6: The Preterite & Perfect Tenses
Program 7: Subjunctive & Formal Commands
Program 8: Informal Commands & Future Tense

each program is 26 minutes
SP 189-1 to 189-8
l'auberge espagnole (The Spanish Apartment) 2002 122 minutes
Director: Cédric Klapisch
Cast: Romain Duris, Judith Godrèche, Audrey Tautou, Cécile De France, Kelly Reilly, Cristina Brondo, Federico D'Anna, Barnaby Metschurat, Christian Pagh, Kevin Bishop, Xavier De Guillebon, Wladimir Yordanoff, Irene Montalà, Javier Coromina, Iddo Goldberg, Martine Demaret, Olivier Raynal, Paulina Gálvez, Jacno, Sylvie Lachat, Magali Roze, Shilpa Baliga, Nadala Batiste, Pere Sagrista, Pere Abello, Babou Cham, Dani Grao, Iván Morales, Jacques Royer, Mira Wanting, Arsène Royer, Sophie Delin, Zinedine Soualem, Pablo Klapisch, Cédric Klapisch, Lise Lamétrie

Xavier (Romain Duris) is a straight-laced French college senior who moves to Barcelona as part of a student exchange program, much to the dismay of his beautiful girfriend Martine (Audrey Tautou). But sharing cramped quarters with students from all over Europe quickly leads to muli-cultural chaos as Xavier gets a hilarious, eye-opening lesson on how to live, love, laugh ... and party!
DVD French and Spanish audio options, subtitled in English or Spanish

See under French LLC call number FR 157
see under French
Bear Cub (Cachorro) 2004 95 minutes Spanish with optional English subtitles.
Director: Miguel Albaladejo
Cast: José Luis García-Pérez,
David Castillo, Empar Ferrer,
Elvira Lindo, Arno Chevrier, Mario Arias, Josele Román, Diana Cerezo

Pedro (José Luis García-Pérez) is an attractive and homosexual dentist who lives a sexually active lifestyle. He offers to take care of his 9 year-old nephew Bernardo (David Castillo) for two weeks while the child's mother, Pedro's older sister Violeta (Elvira Lindo), goes off to India with her latest "hippie" boyfriend. Pedro modifies his sexual behavior but quickly finds out that Bernardo is extremely comfortable and mature in his attitude towards life. When Violeta suddenly becomes detained in India, Pedro finds himself the boy's caretaker and must face the challenges of raising a child. As the relationship between uncle and nephew gradually becomes tighter through real love, friendship and affection, Violeta's estranged mother, Dona Teresa (Empar Ferrer), arrives to begin a relationship with Bernardo. But as she finds out more about Pedro's life, Dona Teresa believes that the upbringing of a child should not be left in the hands of a homosexual. Bear Cub is the newest film from Miguel Albaladejo, director of Manolito Four-Eyes (Manolito Gafotas).

DVD - 2 copies, copy 1 is unrated director's cut, copy 2 is US theatrical version
SP 190 C1 and C2
La Vida que te Espera (Your Next Life) 2004, 105 minutes, In Spanish with optional English subtitles

Director: Manuel Gutiérrez Aragón
Cast: Juan Diego, Luis Tosar, Marta Atura, Clara Lago, Celso Bugallo, Víctor Clavijo, Xosé Manuel Olveira 'Pico', Xosé Luis Bernal 'Farruco', Rei Chao, Alfonso Agra, Rosa Álvarez, Manuel Millán, Santi Prego, Laura Silva, Laura Bueno, Tasio Fernández

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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SP 191
The Devil's Backbone 2001, 108 minutes, in Spanish with English subtitles
Director: Guillermo del Toro
Cast: Eduardo Noriega, Marisa Paredes, Federico Luppi, Fernando Tielve, Íñigo Garcés
It is 1939, the end of three years of bloody civil war in Spain, and General Franco's right-wing Nationalists are poised to defeat the left-wing Republican forces. A ten-year-old boy named Carlos (Fernando Tielve), the son of a fallen Republican war hero, is left by his tutor in an orphanage in the middle of nowhere. The orphanage is run by a curt but considerate headmistress named Carmen (Marisa Paredes) and a kindly Professor Casares, both of whom are sympathetic to the doomed Republican cause. Despite their concern for him, and his gradual triumph over the usual schoolhouse bully, Carlos never feels completely comfortable in his new environment. First of all, there was that initial encounter with the orphanage's nasty caretaker, Jacinto, who reacts even more violently when anyone is caught looking around a particular storage room the one with the deep well. Second, and more inexplicable, is the presence of a ghost, one of the former occupants of the orphanage named Santi. Not long after Carlos' arrival, Santi latches onto Carlos, badgering him incessantly at night and gloomily intoning, "Many of you will die." As if that wasn't enough to keep the orphanage's occupants in an unrelenting state of terror, there's the un-exploded bomb that dominates the orphanage's courtyard, still ticking away; With the orphanage left defenseless by its isolation, and the swift progression of Franco's troops, the ghost's prediction seems depressingly accurate. Nevertheless, with every step of the plot, it becomes apparent that the ghost's predictions as to who (or what) will die, the real source of danger and even the definition of death itself may be more ambiguous than first thought.
DVD Commentary by: director Guillermo del Toro, Brand-new director-supervised HD transfer, Deleted scenes with optional director commentary, Making-of documentary, Director's thumbnail track, Excerpts from director's notebook, Conceptual art galleries, Storyboard thumbnail comparisons
SP 192
Flamenco 1997. 100 minutes. Spanish with optional English subtitles
Director: Carlos Saura
Cast: La Paquera de Jerez, Merche Esmeralda, Manolo Sanlúcar, Joaquín Cortés, Manuel Moneo
As a hall fills with performers, a narrator says that flamenco came from Andalucia, a mix of Greek psalms, Mozarabic dirges, Castillian ballads, Jewish laments, Gregorian chants, African rhythms, and Iranian and Romany melodies. The film presents thirteen rhythms of flamenco, each with song, guitar, and dance: the up-tempo bularías, a brooding farruca, an anguished martinete, and a satiric fandango de huelva. There are tangos, a taranta, alegrías, siguiriyas, soleás, a guajira of patrician women, a petenera about a sentence to death, villancicos, and a final rumba. Families present numbers, both festive and fierce. The camera and the other performers are the only audience.
DVD
SP 193
Carmen Spanish with English subtitles, 97 minutes
Cast: Antonio Gades as Antonio, Laura del Sol as Carmen, Paco de Lucía as Paco, Marisol as Pepa Flores, Cristina Hoyos as Cristina, Juan Antonio Jiménez as Juan, José Yepes as Pepe Girón, Sebastián Moreno as Escamillo, Gómez de Jerez as Cantaores, Manolo Sevilla as Cantaores, Antonio Solera as Guitarristes, Antonio Gades as Antonio, Laura del Sol as Carmen, Paco de Lucía as Paco, Marisol as Pepa Flores, Cristina Hoyos as Cristina, Juan Antonio Jiménez as Juan, José Yepes as Pepe Girón, Sebastián Moreno as Escamillo, Gómez de Jerez as Cantaores, Manolo Sevilla as Cantaores...

Director: Carlos Saura
Based on the French novel and Bize's most popular opera which it inspired, Saura's exhilarating flamenco "Carmen" became an instant classic on its release and was rewarded with many international accolades including Academy Award nominations and prizes at the Cannes Film Festival.
The film explores the legend by staging a modern ensemble of musicians and dancers busy rehearsing a flamenco interpretation of the Carmen story. When producer and star dancer Antonio (Antonio Gades) chooses a girl named Carmen (Laura del So) to play 'his' Carmen, life begins tragically to imitate art...
VHS 1 copy (copy 1); DVD 2 copies, one region 2 PAL requires special DVD player (copy 2)- second DVD copy is all region but PAL format, requires special DVD player or play in computer DVD drive (copy 3)
SP 194
Half of Heaven 1986, Spanish with English subtitles, 127 minutes
Cast: Angela Molina, Fernando Fernan Gomez, Margarita Lozano, Antonio V. Valero, Nacho Martinez
Director: Manuel Gutierrez Aragon
A single mother climbs her way from rural poverty to become the owner of a swank Madrid restaurant.
VHS, 3 copies
SP 195
El Alfabeto Español
SP 197
Ay Carmela! Director: Carlos Saura
with Carmen Maura, Andres Pajares and Gabino Diego.
1991, 105 minutes, Spanish with English subtitles.
A husband-and-wife entertainment team are captured by Fascists during the Spanish Civil War and must fashion their show for a theater-loving official in order to stay alive.

VHS, 2 copies
SP 196
The Changing Role of Hispanic Women 2004, 44 min.
The traditional role of wife and mother is changing rapidly to that of independent, self-sufficient working woman for many American Latina women. In this program, several prominent Latina women, including author Isabel Allende, discuss their changing role within the context of Hispanic family values, male machismo, and the traditional role of females as the center of family and community life. Actress Jennifer Lopez expains her choice of career over marriage. A psychiatrist and several Hispanic men examine the issue from the male perspective. Hosted by actor Hector Elizondo.
Films for the Humanities & Sciences
DVD
SP 198
Jamon Jamon 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
Cast: Stefania Sandrelli, Anna Galiena, Juan Diego, Penélope Cruz, Javier Bardem

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!
SP 200
Lovers of the Arctic Circle 1998, 109 minutes, DVD, Spanish with English subtitles
Director: Julio Medem
Cast: Najwa Nimri, Fele Martínez, Nancho Novo, Maru Valdivielso, Peru Medem, Sara Valiente, Víctor Hugo Oliveira, Kristel Díaz, Pep Munné, Jaroslav Bielski, Rosa Morales, Joost Siedhoff, Beate Jensen, Petri Heino, Outi Alanen

One of the most acclaimed and beloved Spanish films in recent years, Lovers of the Arctic Circle charts the remarkable destinies of Ana and Otto, childhood friends whose fates intersect over the years, leading to a stunning conclusion in which destiny and romance collide. A beautiful and haunting love story in the tradition of Amelie and Run Lola Run, this groundbreaking film from director Julio Medem finally arrives on DVD to enchant and delight anyone who believes in the power of love.
SP 199
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
SP 202
Cabeza de Vaca 1993 1 hour 48 minutes Spanish with English subtitles
Director: Nicolás Echevarría
Actors: Juan Diego, Daniel Giménez Cacho, Roberto Sosa, Carlos Castañón, Gerardo Villarreal

In 1528, a Spanish expedition founders off the coast of Florida - 600 lives lost. One survivor, Alvar Nuñez Cabeza de Vaca, roams across the American continent searching for his Spanish comrades. Instead he discovers the Iguase, an ancient Indian tribe. Over the next eight years, Cabeza de Vaca learns their mystical and mysterious culture, becoming a healer - and a leader. But soon this New World collides with the Old World as Spanish conquistadors seek to enslave the Indians, and Cabeza de Vaca must confront his own people and his past.
SP 203
La Celestina 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...
SP 204
Live-in Maid 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.

DVD Extras:
Behind-the-Scenes Featurette, Original Theatrical Trailer
SP 205
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

DVD
SP 206
Pan's Labyrinth 2006
Language: Spanish
Subtitles: English, Spanish
Run Time: 119 minutes

Director: Guillermo del Toro
Actors: Ivana Baquero, Sergi López, Maribel Verdú, Doug Jones, Ariadna Gil

Following a bloody civil war young Ofelia enters a world of unimaginable cruelty when she moves in with her new stepfather a tyrannical military officer. Armed with only her imagination Ofelia discovers a mysterious labyrinth and meets a faun who sets her on a path to saving herself and her ailing mother. But soon the lines between fantasy and reality begin to blur and before Ofelia can turn back she finds herself at the center of a ferocious battle between good and evil.

DVD 2 disk set
SP 207
Soñar no cuesta Nada 2006
Language: Spanish

Director: Rodrigo Triana
Actors: Diego Cadavid, Marlon Moreno, Carolina Ramirez, Juan Sebastian Aragon, Manuel José Chávez

Based on a true story, this action-packed film is loaded with danger, adventure, hope and hilarious situations. While on a rescue mission in the middle of the jungle, a group of Colombian soldiers find, and decide to keep, millions of dollars belonging to guerrillas. This proves easier said than done when the only way out is blown up by rebels and the new millionaires have to find their way back to civilization. Greed and love will make these characters stop at nothing to fulfill their dreams. However, the price can be higher than expected!

DVD
SP 208
Cronicas 2004
Language: English, Spanish
Subtitles: English, Spanish
Run Time: 108 minutes

Director: Sebastián Cordero
Actors: Damián Alcázar, Walter Layana, Henry Layana, Tamara Navas, Washington Garzón

John Leguizamo stars as Manolo Bonilla, a tabloid TV reporter who traveled from Miami with his news crew on the trail of a story about a serial killer striking a small town in Ecuador. Convinced this story could be the ‘big one’ that makes him a network star, he is willing to bend the rules to get the facts. But the closer he gets to uncovering the truth, the more he finds his carefully planned story spinning dangerously out of control. Soon, Bonilla and his crew find themselves at the center of a frightening situation where even the best intentions can backfire.

DVD
SP 209
A Red Bear 2002
Language: Spanish
Run Time: 92 minutes

Director: Adrián Caetano
Actors: Julio Chávez (III), Soledad Villamil, Luis Machín, Agostina Lage, Enrique Liporace

"Like in a disenchanted urban western, A Red Bear draws out the destiny of a justice-seeking avenger, outlawed by the raw truth of life in the suburbs of Buenos Aires. From the director of Bolivia, Adrián Caetano’s internationally acclaimed film is considered to be one of the finest examples of the ""New Argentine Cinema.""
Although Bear is the only one counting, seven years have gone by since he was sent to prison for robbery and murder. He's unpredictable and violent by nature and need, yet he holds his past close to the vest with a simmering intensity. The day of the robbery was his daughter Alicia’s first birthday and his ex-wife Natalia has never forgiven him for that.

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? "

DVD
SP 210
WHISKY 2004
Language: Italian, Portuguese, Spanish
Subtitles: English
Run Time: 94 minutes

Directors: Pablo Stoll, Juan Pablo Rebella
Actors: Andrés Pazos, Mirella Pascual, Jorge Bolani, Ana Katz, Daniel Hendler

The deadpan style of Jim Jarmusch meets Aki Kaurismaki’s wry sensibility in this perversely funny story set in Montevideo, Uruguay. When Jacobo, a lonely sock factory owner, hears about the impending visit of his irritatingly cheerful brother, who he hasn't seen in years, he enlists his faithful assistant Marta to pretend to be his wife.

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SP 211
El Violin Run Time: 100 minutes

Director: Francisco Vargas
Actors: Dagoberto Gama, Angel Tavira, Gerardo Taracena, Mario Garibaldi

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.

DVD
SP 212
Sex with Love 2003
Language: Spanish
Subtitles: English
Run Time: 108 minutes

Director: Boris Quercia
Actors: Ãlvaro Rudolphy, Sigrid Alegría, Patricio Contreras, María Izquierdo, Boris Quercia

A group of parents of fourth-grade students address how the school should deal with sex education. But sexuality is still an unresolved issue for many of the parents themselves. Sex with Love is the story of how three of these couples are ambushed by their own erotic passions. They each profess undying love to their partners while hopping enthusiastically on a merry-go-round of physical relations with one another leading to sometimes tragic and sometimes hilarious effect.

DVD
SP 213
Machuca 2004
Language: Spanish
Run Time: 115 minutes

Director: Andrés Wood
Actors: Federico Luppi, Tamara Acosta, Alejandro Trejo, Manuela Martelli, Aline Küppenheim

Released to widespread acclaim and controversy in Latin America, MACHUCA explores Chile's bloody 1973 coup through the astonishingly intimate coming-of-age story of a pair of 12-year-old boys. From opposite extremes of society, Gonzalo (Matias Quer) and Pedro (Ariel Mateluna) form an unlikely friendship as politics rip their world apart.

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.

DVD
SP 214
American Visa 2006
Language: Spanish
Run Time: 90 minutes

Actors: Demián Bichir, Jorge Ortiz, Kate del Castillo, Alejandra Lanza, Claudia Lobo

Mario Alvarez (Demián Bichir) dreams of reuniting with his son and starting a new life in the United States, however obtaining a visa in Bolivia amidst corruption and harsh laws designed to curb immigration is no easy task. In director Juan Carlos Valdivia's thoughtful meditation on the post-9/11 political climate, one man will be forced to resort to questionable methods to achieve his goal. Mario's diligent efforts to escape to the U.S. are soon complicated, when he falls for a beautiful dancer, Blanca (Kate del Castillo) who offers new option for him to remain in Bolivia.

DVD
SP 215
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
Director: Pedro Almodovar
with Carmen Maura and Antonio Banderas.
1988, 92 minutes, Spanish with English subtitles.
A variety of vengeful women, Muslim terrorists, mambo-playing taxis and spiked gazpacho all play a part in the darkly comic proceedings.

Talk to Her
2002 Pedro Almodóvar, director. Featuring Javier Cámara, Darío Grandinetti, Leonor Watling and Rosario Flores.
Talk to Her is the surprising, altogether original and quietly moving story of the spoken and unspoken bonds that unite the lives and loves of two couples. Two men (Benigno and Marco) almost meet while watching a dance performance, but their lives are irrevocably entwined by fate. They meet later at a private clinic where Benigno is the caregiver for Alicia, a beautiful dance student who lies in a coma. Marco is there to visit his girlfriend Lydia, a famous matador also rendered motionless. As the men wage vigil over the women they love, the story unfolds in flashback and flashforward as the lives of the four are further entwined and their relationships move toward a surprising conclusion.

All about My Mother
Director: Pedro Almodovar
with Cecilia Roth, Penélope Cruz, Marisa Perdes, Candela Peña, Antonia San Juan.
1999, 102 minutes, Spanish with English subtitles.
Pedro Almodovar delivers his finest film yet, a poignant masterpiece of unconditional love, survival and redemption.
Manuela is the perfect mother. A hard-working nurse, she's built a comfortable life for herself and her teenage son, an aspiring writer. But when tragedy strikes and her beloved only child is killed in a car accident, her world crumbles. The heartbroken woman learns her son's final wish was to know of his father - the man she abandoned when she was pregnant 18 years earlier. Returning to Barcelona in search on him, Manuela overcomes her grief and becomes caregiver to a colorful extended family; a pregnant nun, a transvestite prostitute and two troubled actresses. With riveting performances, unforgettable characters and creative plot twists, this touching screwball melodrama is 'an absolute stunner. A funny, touching and vital film marks a career peak for Aldomovar.'
SP 216
The Holy Girl (La Niña Santa) 2004 Running Time: 104 min Spanish with optional English or Spanish subtitles.

Director: Lucrecia Martel
Actors: Mercedes Morán, Carlos Belloso, Alejandro Urdapilleta, María Alche, Julieta Zylberberg

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.

DVD
SP 218
The Orphanage 2008 Run Time: 105 minutes Spanish with optional English or Spanish subtitles

Director: Juan Antonio Bayona
Actors: Belén Rueda, Fernando Cayo, Roger Príncep, Mabel Rivera, Montserrat Carulla

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.

DVD
SP 217
Hombre Mirando Al Sudeste 1986, Run Time: 105 minutes, Spanish (no subtitles)

Director: Eliseo Subiela
Actors: Hugo Soto

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.

DVD
SP 219
La Ciénaga 2001, Run Time: 100 minutes, Spanish with optional English subtitles

Director: Lucrecia Martel
Actors: Mercedes Morán, Graciela Borges, Martín Adjemián, Leonora Balcarce, Silvia Baylé

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.
SP 220
Caballos Salvajes 1995, Run Time: 122 minutes, Spanish with optional English subtitles, DVD format

Director: Marcelo Piñeyro
Actors: Héctor Alterio, Antonio Grimau, Cipe Lincovsky, Federico Luppi, Jorge Petraglia

"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.
SP 221
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
Actors: Federico Lupppi, Jose Sacristan, Cecilia Roth, Leonor Benedetto

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."
The viewer is drawn into this personal and powerful story through the eyes of a young man coming of age at a time when the ideals of his parents and friends are being sorely tested. Momentous decisions face this group of intelligent, dedicated people - a teacher, a doctor, a num, and a geologist - when a multinational company moves into their area and dazzles the impoverished farmers with promises of wealth.
How these memorable characters draw strength from each other and their tight bonds of mutual affection makes for a movie that will not soon be forgotten.
Directed by Adolfo Aristarain (Time for Revenge), A Place in the World both sweeping and intimate in scope - is a film of sharp commentary, intelligent dialogue, and wise, engaging characters.

SP 222
Carmen 2003 Run time: 119 minutes Language: Basque, French, Spanish Subtitles: English and Spanish

Director: Vicente Aranda
Actors: Paz Vega, Leonardo Sbaraglia, Antonio Dechent, Joan Crosas, Jay Benedict

DVD
SP 223
Maradona; The Hand of God 2007 Run Time: 110 minutes Language: Spanish Subtitles: English

Directors: Marco Risi
Actors: Juan Leyrado, Giovanni Mauriello, Marco Leonardi, Rolly Serrano, Julieta Diaz

SP 224
Che: Rise & Fall (Che Guevara: The Documentary) DVD Release Date: July 13, 2006
Run Time: 52.0 minutes
Language: English, Spanish
Subtitles: English

Director: Eduardo Montes-Bradley
Actors: Alberto Granados, Alberto Castellanos

CHE: Rise and Fall, from the crib to the grave; from the early summers in Argentina to Mexico and then Sierra Maestra; from the days as a bureaucrat in Havana to the jungles on Congo and Bolivia. "CHE: Rise and Fall", saga and myth. Guevara's trials and
tribulations evoked by old friends and comrades unveil a unique Che, not so divine yet irreplaceable. This extraordinary documentary was entirely shot in Cuba while the remains of the guerrilla fighter were being airlifted from Vallegrande, a one horse town in Bolivia, thirty years after his execution. Dr. Alberto Granados, Che's motorcycle companion, joins three surviving members of Guevara's Iron Guard to bring about a chilling testimony of one of the greatest legends of the twentieth century: CHE.

SP 225
Love in the Time of Cholera 2007 Run Time: 138 minutes Language: English DVD

Director: Mike Newell
Actors: Javier Bardem, Benjamin Bratt, Hector Elizondo, Laura Elena Harring, John Leguizamo

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.
SP 226
Tesis 1996 Spanish with optional English and Spanish subtitles Run time: 112 minutes

Director: Alejandro Amenábar
Actors: Ana Torrent, Fele Martínez, Eduardo Noriega, Xabier Elorriaga, Miguel Picazo

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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Volver 2006 Run Time: 121 minutes Spanish with optional English subtitles

Director: Pedro Almodóvar
Actors: Penélope Cruz, Carmen Maura, Lola Dueñas, Blanca Portillo, Yohana Cobo

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
Actors: Victoria Abril, Antonio Banderas, Loles León, Julieta Serrano, María Barranco

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
Actors: Elisabeth Margoni, Álex Angulo, Pilar Bardem, Juan Carlos Colombo, Mariola Fuentes

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
Actors: Maria Onetto, Claudia Cantero, Ines Efron, Daniel Genoud, Cesar Bordon

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
Actors: Pauline Urritia

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.
So what is it about this young, modern American saint that caused the Church to recognize her heroic virtue and sanctity at such a young age? Though she was a Carmelite for less than a year, she possessed a refreshing sanctity and message that will resonate with all lovers of Christ, especially with the youth of today. That inspiring story of Chile's first saint, and America's newest and youngest saint, is revealed in this definitive film on St. Teresa of the Andes.

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
Actors: Mantarraya Nodream, Cornelio Wall, Miriam Toews

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.
SP 233
La Misma Luna (Under the Same Moon) 2007 - 110 minutes - Spanish with optional English subtitles - DVD (3 copies)

Director: Patricia Riggen
Actors: Eugenio Derbez, Kate del Castillo, Adrian Alonso, Maya Zapata, Carmen Salinas

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.
SP 234
The Dark Side of the Heart 1994, 127 minutes, DVD, Spanish with English subtitles

Director: Eliseo Subiela
Actors: Sandra Ballesteros, Mariana Baranchuk, Jorge Del Castilo, Mónica Galán, José Luis García Espina

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.
SP 235
Broken Embraces 2009, 127 minutes, DVD, Spanish and French with English and French subtitles

Directors: Pedro Almodóvar
Actors: Penélope Cruz, Lluís Homar

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.
SP 236
Arráncame la Vida (Tear This Heart Out) 2009, 111 minutes, DVD, Spanish with Spanish subtitles

Director: Roberto Sneider
Actors: Daniel Giménez Cacho, Ana Claudia Talancón, José María de Tavira, María Aura, Irene Azuela

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.
SP 237
Take My Eyes

2003, run time 106 minutes, Spanish with optional English subtitles, DVD

Director: Icíar Bollaín
Actors: Laia Marull, Luis Tosar, Candela Peña, Rosa Maria Sardà, Kiti Manver

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
Actors: Gael Garcia Bernal, Diego Luna

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

SP 239
Backyard Traspatio

2009, Run Time: 122 minutes, Spanish with optional English subtitles DVD

Director: Carlos Carrera
Actors: Ana de la Reguera, Asur Zágada, Marco Perez, Ivan Cortes, Joaquin Cosio

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.

SP 240
Paraiso Travel

2007 Run Time: 110 minutes original Spanish version with optional English subtitles, also an English Dubbed version DVD

Director: Simon Brand
Actors: John Leguizamo, Ana de la Reguera, Angelica Blandon, Margarita Rosa de Francisco, Aldemar Correa

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.

SP 241
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
Actors: Ricardo Darín, Soledad Villamil

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.

SP 242
South of the Border

2010 Run Time: 78 minutes English and Spanish with English subtitles

Director: Oliver Stone
Actors: Tariq Ali, Raul Castro, Hugo Chavez, Rafael Correa, Cristina Kirchner

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.

SP 243
Flores De Otro Mundo ( Flowers From Another World )


1999 Run Time: 108 minutes Language: Spanish Subtitles: English DVD

Actors: José Sancho, Luis Tosar, Lissete Mejía, Chete Lera, Marilyn Torres
Director: Icíar Bollaín

A group of vibrant young women travels by bus to a remote Spanish village overwhelmingly populated by men. With souls of practicality, the women dream of better lives while the men ache with more romantic yearnings. From these very different hopes three relationships are tenuously formed and grow in different ways. A wealthy middle-aged builder, Carmelo, and Milady, a young Cuban golddigger, embark on a lusty relationship that has little to do with love. Patricia must grapple with a meddling mother-in-law and her own children, though her marriage to Damian manages to bloom. In the third relationship, Alfonso and Marirosi fall in love, but with deeply planted roots in different locations, struggle to find a way they can share a life together.

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7 Soles

2009 Run Time: 87 minutes Language: Spanish Subtitles: English DVD

Director: Pedro Ultrearas
Actors: Gustavo Sanchez Parra, Evangelina Sosa, Luis Avila, Sergio Galindo, Jorge Rojas

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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El Infierno

2010 Run Time: 149 minutes Language: Spanish DVD

Producer: Luis Estrada
Actors: DAMIAN ALCAZAR, MARIA ROJO, JOAQUIN COSIO, ERNESTO GOMEZ CRUZ

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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Pedro Páramo

2008 Run Time: 103 minutes Language: Spanish DVD

Director: Carlos Velo
Actors: Ignacio López Tarso, Pilar Pellicer, Julissa, John Gavin

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A Better Life

2011 Run Time: 97 minutes Language: English or Spanish Subtitles: English or Spanish DVD

 

Actor: Demian Bechir
Director: Chris Weitz

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.
From the director of About A Boy comes a touching, multi-generational story that follows father and son as they embark on a physical and spiritual journey where they discover that family is the most important part of the American dream.

SP 248
Nora's Will

2010 Run Time: 92 minutes Language: Spanish Subtitles: English DVD

Actors: Fernando Lujan, Ari Brickman, Enrique Arreola, Angelina Pelaez, Cecilia Suarez
Director: Mariana Chenillo

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.

SP 249
Sin Nombre: Rêve de Leberté

2009 Run Time: 60 minutes Language: Spanish Subtitles: English, French DVD

Director: Cary Fukunaga
Actors: Paulina Gaitan, Marco Antonio Aguirre, Leonardo Alonso, Karla Cecilia Alvarado, Juan Pablo Arias Barrn

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.

SP 250
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.

SP 251
El Verdugo

1963, Runt Time: 90 minutes, Language: Spanish, VHS

Director: Luis García Berlanga
Actors: Nino Manfredi, Emma Penella, José Luis López Vázquez, Ángel Álvarez, María Luisa Ponte, María Isbert, Julia Caba Alba José Isbert

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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Biutiful

2010; Run Time: 148 minutes; Language: Spanish; Subtitles: English, Spanish; DVD

Director: Alejandro González Iñárritu
Actors: Javier Bardem, Maricel Álvarez

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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Sugar

2009; Run Time: 120 minutes; Language: Spanish; Subtitles: English; DVD

Directors: Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck
Actors: Algenis Perez Soto, Rayniel Rufino, Andre Holland, Ann Whitney, Ellary Porterfield

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.

SP 254
Frida

2002; Run Time: 123 minutes; Language: English (alternate French track); Optional Subtitles in English or Spanish; DVD

Director: Julie Taymor
Actors: Salma Hayek, Alfred Molina, Geoffrey Rush, Antonio Banderas, Valeria Golino

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!

SP 255
Carol's Journey

2002; Run Time: 100 minutes; Language: Spanish; Subtitles: English; DVD

Director: Imanol Uribe
Actors: Maria Barranco, Rosa Ma Sardá , Alvaro de Luna, Carmelo Gómez

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.

SP 256
Anita

2009; Run Time: 104 minutes; Language: Spanish; Subtitles: English; DVD

Director: Marcos Carnevale
Actors: Norma Aleandro, Luis Luque, Leonor Manso, Peto Menahem, Alejandra Manzo

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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No

2013; Run Time: 118 minutes, Language: Spanish; Subtitles: English; DVD

Director: Pablo Larraín
Actors: Gael García Bernal, Alfredo Castro, Antonia Zegers, Luis Gnecco, Marcial Tagle

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
Actors: Antonio Banderas, Elena Anaya, Jan Cornet, Marisa Paredes, Roberto Álamo

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).

SP 259
El último comandante

2010; Run Time: 96 minutes; Language: Spanish; Subtitles: English, DVD

Directors: Isabel Martínez, Vicente Ferraz
Actors: Damián Alcázar

"...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

SP 260
The Spirit of the Beehive

1973; Run Time: 99 minutes; Language: Spanish; Subtitles: English; DVD

Director: Victor Erice
Actors: Ana Torrent, Isabel Telleria, Fernando Fernan Gomez, Teresa Gimpera

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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Momentos

1981; Run time: 90 minutes; Language: Spanish; Subtitles: English; DVD

Director: María Luisa Bemberg
Actors: Héctor Bidonde, Graciela Dufau, Silvia Folgar

 

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Even the Rain

2010; Run Time: 103 minutes; Language: Spanish; Subtitles: English, French, Spanish; DVD

Director: Iciar Bollain
Actors: Gael Garcia Bernal, Luis Tosar

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
Actors: Gonzalo Vega, Karla Souza, Luis Gerardo Mendez, Juan Pablo Gil, Ianis Guerrero

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
Actors: George Lopez, Lupe Ontiveros, America Ferrera

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!

SP 265
Revolución

2011; Run Time: 100 minutes; Language: Spanish; DVD

Directors: Diego Luna, Gael Garcia Bernal
Actors: Adriana Barraza, Monica Bejarano, Ari Brickman

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.

SP 266
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.

SP 267
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.

SP 268
Narco Cultura

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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Presunto Culpable

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.

SP 270