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Movies (fiction) by Region: Mexico

SELECTED DVDs and Videotapes of feature length films in the Rutgers

Mexico DVDs

Al otro lado 2007, 2004

The story of three young children in three different countries. Despite their differences and distances from each other, they all share the same dilemma of losing a parent to another country and then struggling with their loss. "Three countries, three cultures, three distinct realities introduce us to the lives of three children (one Mexican, one Cuban and one little Moroccan girl) that all share the same sentiment, having to deal with the absence of a loved one and the need to bring him back home. This is a very tender hearted way of looking at migration from the perspective of the little ones left behind."--Container. 1 videodisc (85 min.)

MEDIA 10-4134

 

Alucarda 2003, 1977

Claudio Brooke, Tina Romero, Susana Kamini , David Silva, Juan López Moctezuma, Alexis Arroyo, Max Guefen, Eduardo Moreno, Films 75 (Firm), Yuma Films (Firm), Boum Productions Ltd, and Mondo Macabro (Firm)

A strange friendship develops between two girls, Justine and Alucarda, and their relationship destroys the lives of those around them in a torrent of blood, death and damnation. 1 videodisc (78 min.) :

MEDIA 10-3191

 

Arriba las mujeres! c2007, 1943

Carlos Orellana, Joselito Rodraiguez, Consuelo Guerrero de Luna, Antonio Badau, Pedro Infante, Margarita Cortaes, Teodoro J Remairez, Pelaiculas Rodraiguez, Warner Bros. Entertainment, and Warner Home Video (Firm)

A woman, along with her daughters, creates a feminist union to rebel against men. Her hatred for men is also directed towards her own husband, Pedro Infante. This unfortunate neglected husband has no alternative but to unite with other deprived husbands to teach his wife and daughters a lesson. 1 videodisc (85 min.)

MEDIA 10-1448

 

Aventurera c2004, 1950

Alberto Gout Abrego,  Guillermo Calderon, Pedro A Calderon, Ninón Sevilla, Tito Junco Martínez, Andrea Palma, Cinematográfica Calderón, Condor Media (Firm), Cinemateca (Firm), and Facets Video (Firm)

Elena tries to make a new life for herself after her mother leaves her alone, but she is drugged, seduced, and forced to work as a dancer/call girl in a nightclub. She soon rises to stardom as a dancer, but still plots revenge and escape. 1 videodisc (101 min.)

MEDIA 10-916

 

Cronos 2010, 1993

Arthur H Gorson, Bertha Navarro, Guillermo del Toro, Federico Luppi, Ron Perlman, Claudio Brook, Tamara Shanath, Margarita Isabel, Guillermo Navarro, Consejo Nacional para la Cultura y las Artes (Mexico), Producciones Iguana, and Criterion Collection (Firm)

In the darkness, a clock ticks. Aging antique dealer Jesśs Gris marks his time with his granddaughter Aurora, and his wife Mercedes. Seńor Gris comes to possess, quite accidentally, the ancient Cronos device.  The invention of a sixteenth century alchemist who fled to Mexico during the Spanish Inquisition, it grants eternal life and youthful vigor to the user. The only drawbacks are marble white skin that burns under sunlight and an insatiable thirst for human blood. Elsewhere in the city, a dying industrialist obtains the alchemist's journal, learns of the device, and imports his American nephew to track down and obtain the device, by force if necessary. Seńor Gris can grasp the gift of time, but the cost is high. Can he keep his soul intact faced with such great temptation, or will he be overcome? 1 videodisc (92 min.) :

MEDIA 10-3194

 

A day without a Mexican c2004

Sergio Arau, Yareli Arizmendi, John Getz, Maureen Flannigan,  Muse Watson, Fernando Arau, and Xenon Pictures

California awakens one day to discover that one third of its population has vanished. A peculiar pink fog surrounds the state and communication outside its boundaries has completely shut down. As the day progresses, it becomes apparent the sole characteristic linking the missing 14 milion is their Hispanic heritage. 1 videodisc (ca. 95 min.)

MEDIA 10-350

 

El gallo de oro The golden cockerel 2003

Manuel Barbachano Ponce, Roberto Gavaldón, Ignacio López Tarso, Lucha Villa , Narciso Busquets, Juan Rulfo, Clasa Films Mundiales, Cinemateca (Firm), Condor Video (Firm), and Facets Video (Firm)

A poor man forgets his roots in the fame, wealth and romance of the cock-fighting arena. His luck runs out and he is returned to his origins. 1 videodisc (ca. 105 min.)

MEDIA  10-988

 

El topo c2007

After coming upon the scene of a horrifying massacre, roaming gunslinger El Topo demands justice. He learns that the atrocity was committed by someone named The Colonel, and after tracking down the villain and his equally vile men, the mystery man murders them all. A young woman is so grateful to be released from the Colonel's bondage that she agrees to ride with El Topo. But she does not love him and will only pledge her devotion if he kills the four greatest guns in the desert. One by one, El Topo finds the fiends and destroys them. But he is eventually double-crossed, finding himself left for dead among an underground collective of deformed freaks. Vowing to change his ways, he commits to building a tunnel between the cave and the local town. Little does he know that the people in the surrounding village purposefully shunned these lost souls and will do anything--including murder--to keep them away. 1 videodisc (124 min.)

MEDIA 10-4875

 

El violín c2008

Francisco Vargas Quevedo, Ángel Tavira, Dagoberto Ga`ma, Gerardo Taracena, Mario Garibaldi, Fermín Martínez, Silverio Palacios, Justo Martínez, Cyril Paris, Cámara Carnal Films, Fidecine (Firm), Centro de Capacitación Cinematográfica, Film Movement (Firm), and RB Media

In rural Mexico, during the peasant revolts of the 1970s, Plutarco, his son Genaro and grandson Lucio lead double lives. On the one hand, they are simple country musicians, and on the other they actively support the peasant guerrilla movement against the oppressor government. When the army occupies the village, the rebels are forced to flee and leave their ammunition behind. Making the most of the fact that he looks like an inoffensive violinist, Plutarco has a plan: to recover the munitions hidden in his cornfield. His music enraptures the captain, but he still has to get his hands on the ammunition. 1 videodisc (98 min.) :

MEDIA 10-2744

 

Fando y Lis p2007, 1968

"Fando and his paraplegic sweetheart Lis [search] for the enchanted city of Tar, where spiritual ecstasy resides. The astonishing road trip takes them through urban rubble, scalding deserts, treacherous mountains, their own pasts, and close encounters of the weirdest kind"--Container. 1 videodisc (96 min.)

MEDIA 10-4874

 

The holy mountain 2007

A mysterious figure and his seven followers attempt to ascend the Holy Mountain, in order to displace the gods who live there and become immortal. 1 videodisc (114 min.)

MEDIA 10-4659

 

The holy mountain 2007, 1973

A mysterious figure and his seven followers attempt to ascend the Holy Mountain, in order to displace the gods who live there and become immortal. 1 videodisc (114 min.)

MEDIA. MEDIA 10-4659 10-4877

 

Innocent voices c2007

Luis Mandoki, Oscar Orlando Torres, Lawrence Bender, Alejandro Soberón, Francisco González Compeán, Carlos Padilla, Leonor Varela, Gustavo Muńoz, José María Yazpik, Ofelia Medina, Daniel Giménez Cacho, Jesús Ochoa, Slowhand Cinema Releasing (Firm), BB Entertainment Marketing (Firm) , Lawrence Bender Productions, Altavista Films, Santo Domingo Films, Muvi Films , and Warner Home Video (Firm)

In war torn 1980's El Salvador, Chava, an eleven-year-old boy, suddenly becomes the 'man of the house' in a time when the government's army is forcibly recruiting children for civil war. As his single mother fights to protect her children, their village becomes both playground and battlefield. This is about life, love, the hope of peace, and the ennobling power of the human spirit. Based on a true story. 1 videodisc (111 min.) :

MEDIA 10-2743

 

Lone star 1999

John Sayles, R. Paul Miller, Maggie Renzi, Ron Canada, Chris Cooper, Clifton James, Kris Kristofferson, Matthew McConaughey, Frances McDormand, Joe Morton, and Elizabeth Peña

An unsolved murder in a Texas border town uncovers a tale of corruption, intrigue, and forbidden love.  1 videodisc (135 min.)

MEDIA 10-157

 

La mansion de la locura, 1963 2004

Juan López Moctezuma, Carlos Illescas, Roberto Viskin, Claudio Brook, Arthur Hansl, David Silva, Edgar Allan Poe, Productions prisma, Boum Productions Ltd, and Mondo Macabro (Firm)

A journalist is sent to investigate an insane asylum located in a remote forest. 1 videodisc (83 min.) :

MEDIA 10-3192

 

Mar©Ua Candelaria (Xochimilco) 2008

Del Rio plays Maria, a girl who has a hard time being accepted in society because of her mother's poor reputation. She is forced to work and save her money to be able to marry the man she loves. 1 videodisc (97 min.)

MEDIA 10-5239

 

No country for old men 2008

Scott Rudin, Ethan Coen, Joel Coen, Carter Burwell, Tommy Lee Jones, Javier Bardem, Josh Brolin, Woody Harrelson, Kelly MacDonald, Cormac McCarthy, Miramax Films, Paramount Vantage, Miramax Home Entertainment (Firm), and Buena Vista Home Entertainment (Firm)

Llewelyn Moss stumbles onto a drug deal gone monumentally wrong while hunting in the parched Texas scrubland near the Mexico border.  A satchel filled with $2 million seems to be a ship finally arrived, and he dreams of moving his wife Carla Jean out of the trailer park and into the good life.  It isn't long before he's being tracked Anton Chigurh, a psychopathic "debt collector."  Sheriff Bell sets out to find Llewelyn, not so much for the propriety of recovering the money but to protect one of his citizens from Chigurh, an evil like nothing Bell has ever seen.  The border is a hard land, yet Bell finds that the reflexive murders Chigurh inflicts upon others transforms the lonely vistas, somber deserts, and austere mountains into something horrendous--into no country for old men--or for young ones. 1 videodisc (122 min.)

MEDIA 10-1372

 

Non ou a vaa glaoria de mandar c2005

Manuel de Oliveira, Paulo Branco, Luais Miguel Cintra, Diogo Daoria, Miguel Guilherme, Luais Lucas, Tornasol Films, Radiotelevisaao Portuguesa, Televisiaon Espaanola, and  Llamentol (Firm)

Episodes from the military history of Portugal are told through flashbacks narrated by an intellectual soldier as he travels through a Portuguese African colony in 1973. He easily draws his comrades into philosophical musings, and the little contingent suffers badly at the hands of the local military opposition. 1 videodisc (111 min.)

MEDIA 10-1514

 

Ramona 2009, 1910

Mary Pickford, Henry B Walthall, Kate Bruce, J. B Warner, Elinor Fair, D. W Griffith, Clifford S Elfelt, Timeline Films, and Milestone Film & Video

Two significant early silent films featuring Latino characters. Ramona: In this 1910 short a young girl growing up on her adoptive mother's ranch in California falls in love with the Indian, Alessandro. When she is denied permission to marry him, the two lovers elope, only to find a life of great hardship and unhappiness amidst the bigotry and greed of the white landowners. Big stakes: An American cowboy and a Mexican lawman clash over a beautiful woman. A fun ride across the plains of western cinema, which, for 1922, presents a complex look at Mexican and American stereotypes. 1 videodisc (85 min.)

MEDIA 10-1581

 

Simaon del Desierto Simon of the Desert c2008

Luis Buanuel, Julio Alejandro, Gustavo Alatriste, Claudio Brook, Silvia Pinal, Enrique Alvarez Faelix, Hortensia Santovena, Francisco Reiguera, Luis Aceves Castaaneda, Enrique Garcaia aAlvarez, Antonio Bravo, Enrique del Castillo, Eduardo MacGregor, Gabriel Figueroa, Raul Lavista, Criterion Collection (Firm), Janus Films, and Video Mercury Films, S.A

In order to prove he is devoted to God, a 4th century saint stays on the top of a pillar for over six years while he is tempted by the devil in the form of a beautiful woman. 1 videodisc (45 min.)

MEDIA 10-2051

 

Sin nombre 2009

Cary Joji Fukunaga, Amy Kaufman, Paulina Gaitan, Edgar Flores, Kristyan Ferrer, Tenoch Huerta Mejķa, Marcelo Zarvos, Canana Films (Firm), Primary Productions (Firm), Focus Features, Alliance Films, and Alliance vivafilm (Firm)

Sayra is a beautiful young Honduran woman who joins her father and uncle on an odyssey to cross the gauntlet of the Latin American countryside en route to the United States. Along the way she crosses paths with El Casper, a teenage Mexican gang member, who is maneuvering to outrun his violent past and elude his unforgiving former associates. 1 videodisc (96 min.) :

MEDIA 10-3087

 

Sleep dealer 2009?

Alex Rivera, David Riker, Anthony Bregman, Luis Fernando Peńa, Leonor Varela, Jacob Vargas, Lisa Rinzler, Tomandandy (Musical group), Starlight Video (Firm), Likely Story (Firm), This is That (Firm), and Maya Entertainment (Firm)

Set in the future, a young man looks for a better life outside his small rural village in Mexico-- but finds himself facing a technological dystopia when he attempts to cross the border. Memo Cruz siempre has always dreamed of leaving his tiny village and heading north to the big cities on the border. But when a bizarre tragedy strikes, and he's forced to go on the run, Memo discovers a brave new world far beyond his wildest dreams. The near future of Sleep Dealer is a world filled with killer drones, hi-tech factories, memory-sellers, and a wild war against 'aqua-terrorists' broadcast on reality TV."--Container. 1 videodisc (90 min.) :

MEDIA 10-2827

 

Stellet licht 2009 2007

Jaime Romandia, Carlos Reygadas, Cornelio Wall, Miriam Toews, Maria Pankratz, Mantarraya (Firm), Nodream Cinema (Firm) , ARTE France, Palisades Tartan (Firm), and Vivendi Entertainment (Firm)

In a Mennonite community in Mexico, a man betrays his family by having an affair with another woman, which changes the course of events with both his wife and his mistress. 1 videodisc (131 min.) :

MEDIA 10-2806

 

The three burials of Melquiades Estrada Los tres entierros de Melquiades Estrada 2006

Tommy Lee Jones, Guillermo Arriaga, Michael Fitzgerald, Barry Pepper, Julio Cedillo, Dwight Yoakam, January Jones, Melissa Leo, EuropaCorp, Javelina Film Company, and Sony Pictures Home Entertainment (Firm)

Needing to keep his honor-bound commitment, Texas ranch foreman Pete returns the body of illegal Mexican immigrant ranch-hand Melquiades Estrada to his preferred resting place in the Mexican wilderness. Estrada had been accidentally shot by Mike, a newly-arrived U.S. border patrolman. Pete forces Mike to participate in his cross-country ritual of duty -- a voyage filled with revenge and redemption that will change both men forever -- and bring some semblance of meaning to the senseless death of Pete's good friend. 1 videodisc (ca. 121 min.)

MEDIA 10-1023

 

Vamonos con Pancho Villa! Let's go with Pancho Villa 2005

Xavier Villaurrutia, Alberto R Pani, Fernando de Fuentes, Domingo Soler, Antonio R Frausto, Ram ðn Vallarino, Manuel T©Lmez, Cinematogr©Lfica Latino Americana, S.A, Cinemateca (Firm), and Facets Video (Firm)

This classic of Mexican cinema follows the adventures of six young men who leave their rural homes to join Pancho Villa's army. Together the men endure hardship, tragedy, and disillusionment for the cause of the Mexican Revolution. 1 videodisc (92 min.)

MEDIA 10-624

 

Viva Maria! 1965, 2005

Brigitte Bardot, Jeanne Moreau, George Hamilton, Nouvelles éditions de films (Firm), Productions Artistes associés, Vides Cinematográfica, and MGM Home Entertainment Inc

The daughter of an Irish anarchist is on the lam in Mexico circa 1910, hiding with a touring carnival troupe, where she meets singer Jeanne Moreau only to find themselves at the head of an armed peasant revolt. 1 videodisc (ca. 117 min.)

MEDIA 10-407

 

Vámonos con Pancho Villa a. 1990/1936

Fernando de Fuentes,  Alberto R Pani, and Rafael Felipe Muńoz

A semi-historical picture covering incidents in the Mexican civil war. Six ranchers, nicknamed the lions of San Pablo, join Villa in order to avenge the murder of Francisco Madero and overthrow the reactionary forces. 1 videocassette (88 min.)

MEDIA        MEDIA 2-3795             10-624

 

Y tu mamá también c2002

Jorge Vergara, Alfonso Cuarón, Carlos Cuarón, Maribel Verdú, Gael García, Diego Luna, Daniel Giménez Cacho, Jorge Vergara Producciones, Producciones Anhelo, IFC Films, Good Machine (Firm), and MGM Home Entertainment Inc

Two teens set off on a wild cross-country trip with seductive, 28-year-old Luisa. Luisa schools them in the finer points of passion, but will their mutual desire for her destroy their friendship forever? 1 videodisc (105 min.)

MEDIA 10-354

Mexico

Arriba las mujeres! c2007, 1943

Carlos Orellana, Joselito Rodraiguez, Consuelo Guerrero de Luna, Antonio Badau, Pedro Infante, Margarita Cortaes, Teodoro J Remairez, Pelaiculas Rodraiguez, Warner Bros. Entertainment, and Warner Home Video (Firm)

A woman, along with her daughters, creates a feminist union to rebel against men. Her hatred for men is also directed towards her own husband, Pedro Infante. This unfortunate neglected husband has no alternative but to unite with other deprived husbands to teach his wife and daughters a lesson. 1 videodisc (85 min.)

MEDIA 10-1448

 

Aventurera c2004, 1950

Alberto Gout Abrego,  Guillermo Calderon, Pedro A Calderon, Ninón Sevilla, Tito Junco Martínez, Andrea Palma, Cinematográfica Calderón, Condor Media (Firm), Cinemateca (Firm), and Facets Video (Firm)

Elena tries to make a new life for herself after her mother leaves her alone, but she is drugged, seduced, and forced to work as a dancer/call girl in a nightclub. She soon rises to stardom as a dancer, but still plots revenge and escape. 1 videodisc (101 min.)

MEDIA 10-916

 

The Ballad of Gregorio Cortez 1988

Robert M Young and Américo Paredes

On June 12, 1901, Gregorio Cortez (played by Edwad Olmos), a young Mexican man, shoots and kills a sheriff in self-defense.  For the next 11 days, he eludes a posse of 600 Texas Rangers in a 450 mile chase across Texas.  His manhunt captures the nation's interest and his eventual trial is tainted by the extreme emotions of the country. 1 videocassette (105 min.)

MEDIA 2-607

 

Cabeza de Vaca 1993

Alvar Núñez Cabeza de Vaca, Guillermo Sheridan, Rafael Cruz, Juan Diego, Nicolás Echevarria, Daniel Giménez Cacho, and Roberto Sosa

A survivor of a Spanish expedition shipwrecked off the coast of Florida in 1527 roams across the American continent for eight years in search of his Spanish comrades.  He is captured by the Iguase, an ancient Indian tribe, but learns their culture and eventually becomes a healer and leader.  His journey ends when he again encounters the Spanish conquistadores as they pillage and enslave the Indians. 1 videocassette (ca. 108 min.)

DANA 412

 

The Children of Sanchez 1978

Anthony Quinn, Dolores Del Rio, Melanie Farrar, Hall Bartlett, Cesare Zavattini, and Oscar Lewis

Sanchez is the proud patriarch of a poor Mexican family. The Sanchez clan has seen the worst of times, yet they have survived so long by sticking together. Now Consuelo, Sanchez' oldest daughter, wants to break away from the poverty and succeed on her own as an airline attendant. But Sanchez expects her to help him raise the three younger children in this single-parent, single-room household. 1 videocassette (103 min.)

MEDIA 2-1950

 

Danzón 1992, 1991

Maria Novaro, Beatriz Novaro, Jorge Sánchez, Maria Rojo, Blanca Guerra, Tito Vasconcelos, Carmen Salinas, and Margarita Isabel

"A surprising love story about a woman who finally discovers the passion that has been missing from her life."--Container. 1 videocassette (103 min.)

MEDIA 2-3415

 

A day without a Mexican c2004

Sergio Arau, Yareli Arizmendi, John Getz, Maureen Flannigan,  Muse Watson, Fernando Arau, and Xenon Pictures

California awakens one day to discover that one third of its population has vanished. A peculiar pink fog surrounds the state and communication outside its boundaries has completely shut down. As the day progresses, it becomes apparent the sole characteristic linking the missing 14 milion is their Hispanic heritage. 1 videodisc (ca. 95 min.)

MEDIA 10-350

 

Dirty laundry a homemade telenovela c2000

Cristina Ibarra, Monica Nańez, Bibby Oyukie Acosta, Karla Enriquez, Josie Sanchez, Brittany Bauerkemper, SubCine (Firm), Banda Cruda (Firm), and Hundred Hail Marys (Firm)

Sandra, a 12-year old Mexican American girl living on the Texas/Mexico border, confronts puberty and Catholicism when she is forced to participate in her cousin's quinceańera (a Mexican debutante party with a Catholic mass). 1 videocassette (15 min.)

MEDIA 2-6702

 

Doña Bárbara de Rómulo Gallegos 1987

Rómulo Gallegos, Fernando de Fuentes, María Félix, Julián Soler, María Elena Marqués, Miguel M Delgado, Andrés Soler, and Charles Rooner

Doña Bárbara, feared for her witchcraft, becomes involved in a land dispute with Santos Luzardo, a lawyer who has come to take charge of his property. Both she and her daughter, fall in love with the lawyer in this film reflecting the conflict between civilization and primitivism. 1 videocassette  (138 min.)

DANA 642

 

El gallo de oro The golden cockerel 2003

Manuel Barbachano Ponce, Roberto Gavaldón, Ignacio López Tarso, Lucha Villa , Narciso Busquets, Juan Rulfo, Clasa Films Mundiales, Cinemateca (Firm), Condor Video (Firm), and Facets Video (Firm)

A poor man forgets his roots in the fame, wealth and romance of the cock-fighting arena. His luck runs out and he is returned to his origins. 1 videodisc (ca. 105 min.)

MEDIA  10-988

 

El Otro lado The Other side 1979

Danny Lyon

Deep in Mexico, two brothers, a father and friends leave for work.  They ride a bus 1300 miles north and cross into the United States by walking through the desert.  They call the U.S. el otro lado, or, the other side. 1 videocassette (60 min.)

DANA 372

 

A fistful of dynamite 1971, 1993

A Mexican peasant turned revolutionary (Steiger) teams with an Irish terrorist (Coburn) to stage a daring break-in to liberate political prisoners. 1 videocassette (138 min.)

MEDIA 2-5479

 

I, the worst of all 1990

Maria Luisa Bemberg,  Antonio Larreta, Octavio Paz, and First-Run Features (Firm)

This historical drama tells the story of Juana Inaes de la Cruz, one of the greatest poets of the Spanish Siglo de Oro. In order to pursue her passion for writing, Juana enters the convent in Mexico.  There, she develops an intimate relationship with the vicereine, who inspires her poetry.  But when the forces of the Inquisition invade the convent, the women have only each other to turn to. 1 videodisc (107 min.) :

MEDIA 10-1892

 

La Ilusión viaja en tranvía Illusion travels by streetcar 1991

Armando Orive Alba, Luis Buńuel, Lilia Prado, Carlos Navarro, and Fernando Soto Ortega

After restoring an antiquated streetcar, two men learn that the vehicle will be taken out of commission.  They decide to take one last drive in which they pick up an unusual array of passengers.  The picaresque adventures take the form of a Mexican "Alice in Wonderland" with elements of political, social, and religious satire expressedin the form of a delightful fairy tale. 1 videocassette (90 min.)

MEDIA 2-1828

 

Like water for chocolate 1994

Alfonso Arau, Laura Esquivel, Marco Leonardi, Lumi Cavazos, and Regina Torné

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. 1 videocassette (102 min.)

MEDIA 2-3190

 

Lone star 1999

John Sayles, R. Paul Miller, Maggie Renzi, Ron Canada, Chris Cooper, Clifton James, Kris Kristofferson, Matthew McConaughey, Frances McDormand, Joe Morton, and Elizabeth Peña

An unsolved murder in a Texas border town uncovers a tale of corruption, intrigue, and forbidden love.  1 videodisc (135 min.)

MEDIA 10-157

 

Los olvidados The Young and the damned 1983

Luis Buńuel

Buńuel's study of street gangs set in the outskirts of Mexico City; a good boy is contaminated by young thugs in the slums, and both he and his tormentor die violently. 1 videocassette (79 min.)

DANA. MEDIA 1903       2-154

 

Mujeres insumisas Untamed women 2000

Jaime Casillas, Alberto Isaac, Patricia Reyes Spíndola, José Alonso, Lourdes Elizarrarás, Regina Orozco, Juana Ruiz, Juan Claudio Retes, and Margarita Isabel

Frustrated by their confined existences and being mistreated by their husbands, four housewives from a small Mexican town leave their husbands and children behind as they try to build new and more satisfying lives. 1 videocasette (116 min.)

MEDIA 2-5309

 

My family Mi familia 1995

Jimmy Smits, Esai Morales, Edward James Olmos, Francis Ford Coppola, Anna Thomas, and Gregory Nava

Presents the three-generation saga of the Sanchez family as told by the eldest son.  From the very beginnings of his father's adventurous journey from Mexico to California in the 1920s, to his brother Chucho's tragic rebellion of the 1950s, to the stark realities of modern day, the struggle to live the American dream is sometimes darkened but never diminished for Paco Sanchez and his family. 1 videocassette (121 min.)

DANA 491

 

La negra Angustias  1996

Matilde Landeta, María Elena Márquez, Agustin Isumza, Eduardo Arozamera, Gilberto Gonzalez, and Eduardo S Landeta

Based on the award-winning work by Francisco Rojas González, depicts the racial problems encountered by a black woman who becomes a revolutionary leader of the Mexican campesinos struggling against rich landowners during the Mexican Revolution. 1 videocassette

DANA 627

 

No country for old men 2008

Scott Rudin, Ethan Coen, Joel Coen, Carter Burwell, Tommy Lee Jones, Javier Bardem, Josh Brolin, Woody Harrelson, Kelly MacDonald, Cormac McCarthy, Miramax Films, Paramount Vantage, Miramax Home Entertainment (Firm), and Buena Vista Home Entertainment (Firm)

Llewelyn Moss stumbles onto a drug deal gone monumentally wrong while hunting in the parched Texas scrubland near the Mexico border.  A satchel filled with $2 million seems to be a ship finally arrived, and he dreams of moving his wife Carla Jean out of the trailer park and into the good life.  It isn't long before he's being tracked Anton Chigurh, a psychopathic "debt collector."  Sheriff Bell sets out to find Llewelyn, not so much for the propriety of recovering the money but to protect one of his citizens from Chigurh, an evil like nothing Bell has ever seen.  The border is a hard land, yet Bell finds that the reflexive murders Chigurh inflicts upon others transforms the lonely vistas, somber deserts, and austere mountains into something horrendous--into no country for old men--or for young ones. 1 videodisc (122 min.)

MEDIA 10-1372

 

Non ou a vaa glaoria de mandar c2005

Manuel de Oliveira, Paulo Branco, Luais Miguel Cintra, Diogo Daoria, Miguel Guilherme, Luais Lucas, Tornasol Films, Radiotelevisaao Portuguesa, Televisiaon Espaanola, and  Llamentol (Firm)

Episodes from the military history of Portugal are told through flashbacks narrated by an intellectual soldier as he travels through a Portuguese African colony in 1973. He easily draws his comrades into philosophical musings, and the little contingent suffers badly at the hands of the local military opposition. 1 videodisc (111 min.)

MEDIA 10-1514

 

Novia que te vea 1992

Guita Schyfter, Rosa Nissán, Claudette Maille, Angélica Aragón, and Ernesto Laguardia

Two young Jewish women growing up amid the social turmoil of 1960s Mexico follow their separate paths toward marriage in defiance of tradition and their families' expectations. 1 videocassette (ca.115 min.)

MEDIA 2-5667

 

Old Gringo 1990

Jane Fonda, Gregory Peck, Jimmy Smits, Luis Puenzo, Lois Bonfiglio, and Carlos Fuentes

A frustrated American spinster, retired journalist and adventurer Ambrose Bierce, and a young Mexican general face love, death and war amidst the Mexican Revolution. 1 videocassette (120 min.)

DANA 396

 

The Pearl 198-?

John Steinbeck, Emilio Fernández, Jack Wagner, Gabriel Figueroa, Oscar Dancigers, Pedro Armendáriz, and María Elena Marqués

The story of a poor Mexican fisherman whose dreams of wealth are both realized and shattered. 1 videocassette (105 min.)

MEDIA 2-2637

 

Ramona 2009, 1910

Mary Pickford, Henry B Walthall, Kate Bruce, J. B Warner, Elinor Fair, D. W Griffith, Clifford S Elfelt, Timeline Films, and Milestone Film & Video

Two significant early silent films featuring Latino characters. Ramona: In this 1910 short a young girl growing up on her adoptive mother's ranch in California falls in love with the Indian, Alessandro. When she is denied permission to marry him, the two lovers elope, only to find a life of great hardship and unhappiness amidst the bigotry and greed of the white landowners. Big stakes: An American cowboy and a Mexican lawman clash over a beautiful woman. A fun ride across the plains of western cinema, which, for 1922, presents a complex look at Mexican and American stereotypes. 1 videodisc (85 min.)

MEDIA 10-1581

 

Simaon del Desierto Simon of the Desert c2008

Luis Buanuel, Julio Alejandro, Gustavo Alatriste, Claudio Brook, Silvia Pinal, Enrique Alvarez Faelix, Hortensia Santovena, Francisco Reiguera, Luis Aceves Castaaneda, Enrique Garcaia aAlvarez, Antonio Bravo, Enrique del Castillo, Eduardo MacGregor, Gabriel Figueroa, Raul Lavista, Criterion Collection (Firm), Janus Films, and Video Mercury Films, S.A

In order to prove he is devoted to God, a 4th century saint stays on the top of a pillar for over six years while he is tempted by the devil in the form of a beautiful woman. 1 videodisc (45 min.) :

MEDIA 10-2051

 

The three burials of Melquiades Estrada Los tres entierros de Melquiades Estrada 2006

Tommy Lee Jones, Guillermo Arriaga, Michael Fitzgerald, Barry Pepper, Julio Cedillo, Dwight Yoakam, January Jones, Melissa Leo, EuropaCorp, Javelina Film Company, and Sony Pictures Home Entertainment (Firm)

Needing to keep his honor-bound commitment, Texas ranch foreman Pete returns the body of illegal Mexican immigrant ranch-hand Melquiades Estrada to his preferred resting place in the Mexican wilderness. Estrada had been accidentally shot by Mike, a newly-arrived U.S. border patrolman. Pete forces Mike to participate in his cross-country ritual of duty -- a voyage filled with revenge and redemption that will change both men forever -- and bring some semblance of meaning to the senseless death of Pete's good friend. 1 videodisc (ca. 121 min.)

MEDIA 10-1023

 

Vamonos con Pancho Villa! Let's go with Pancho Villa 2005

Xavier Villaurrutia, Alberto R Pani, Fernando de Fuentes, Domingo Soler, Antonio R Frausto, Ram ðn Vallarino, Manuel T©Lmez, Cinematogr©Lfica Latino Americana, S.A, Cinemateca (Firm), and Facets Video (Firm)

This classic of Mexican cinema follows the adventures of six young men who leave their rural homes to join Pancho Villa's army. Together the men endure hardship, tragedy, and disillusionment for the cause of the Mexican Revolution. 1 videodisc (92 min.)

MEDIA 10-624

 

Viva Maria! 1965, 2005

Brigitte Bardot, Jeanne Moreau, George Hamilton, Nouvelles éditions de films (Firm), Productions Artistes associés, Vides Cinematográfica, and MGM Home Entertainment Inc

The daughter of an Irish anarchist is on the lam in Mexico circa 1910, hiding with a touring carnival troupe, where she meets singer Jeanne Moreau only to find themselves at the head of an armed peasant revolt. 1 videodisc (ca. 117 min.)

MEDIA 10-407

 

Viva Zapata 2001

Marlon Brando, Jean Peters, Anthony Quinn, John Steinbeck, Elia Kazan, and Darryl Francis Zanuck

Action drama about Mexico's famed rebel, Emiliano Zapata, who rallied an army of peasants to overthrow a cruel dictator. 1 videocassette (114 min.)

MEDIA 2-5668

 

Vámonos con Pancho Villa a. 1990/1936

Fernando de Fuentes,  Alberto R Pani, and Rafael Felipe Muńoz

A semi-historical picture covering incidents in the Mexican civil war. Six ranchers, nicknamed the lions of San Pablo, join Villa in order to avenge the murder of Francisco Madero and overthrow the reactionary forces. 1 videocassette (88 min.)

MEDIA        MEDIA 2-3795             10-624

 

Y tu mamá también c2002

Jorge Vergara, Alfonso Cuarón, Carlos Cuarón, Maribel Verdú, Gael García, Diego Luna, Daniel Giménez Cacho, Jorge Vergara Producciones, Producciones Anhelo, IFC Films, Good Machine (Firm), and MGM Home Entertainment Inc

Two teens set off on a wild cross-country trip with seductive, 28-year-old Luisa. Luisa schools them in the finer points of passion, but will their mutual desire for her destroy their friendship forever? 1 videodisc (105 min.)

MEDIA 10-354


Yo, la peor de todos I, the worst of all 1990

Assumpta Serna, Dominique Sanda, Héctor Alterio, Maria Luisa Bemberg, Lita Stantic, and Octavio Paz

This historical drama tells the story of Juana Inés de la Cruz, one of the greatest poets of the Spanish Siglo de Oro. In order to pursue her passion for writing, Juana enters the convent in Mexico.  There, she develops an intimate relationship with the vicereine, who inspires her poetry.  But when the forces of the Inquisition invade the convent, the women have only each other to turn to. 1 videocassette (107 min.)

MEDIA 2-3412

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