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Academic Video Online (AVON): Film

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Film provides essential streaming video titles to support teaching and research in film studies and related disciplines. The collections include a comprehensive offering of silent era films, which together represent the basis of modern cinematic technique and film theory. Additionally, a contemporary collection offers award winning selections from over 60 countries, providing a window into a wide range of cultures and sociological issues around the world. 

Film, from Alexander Street, gives access to more than 3900 videos and 2500+hours of video content  to support the study of Film.

 

Access all Film content in Academic Video Online: https://search.alexanderstreet.com/literature-language/film

Award Winning Shorts

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Award Winning Shorts

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Five Broken Cameras

An extraordinary work of both cinematic and political activism, 5 Broken Cameras is a deeply personal, first-hand account of non-violent resistance in Bil'in, a West Bank village threatened by encroaching Israeli settlements. Shot almost entirely by Palestinian farmer Emad Burnat
directed by Guy Davidi, 1978-; (New York, NY: Kino Lorber, 2011), 1 hour 31 mins

The Phantom of the Opera

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The Phantom of the Opera

This silent film, directed by Rupert Julian and featuring Lon Chaney, Mary Philbin, and Norman Kerry, is about a disfigured madman in love with an opera understudy.
directed by Edward Sedgwick, 1892-1953;(Los Angeles, CA: Flicker Alley, 1925), 1 hour 32 mins

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Dogtooth

Graceful, enigmatic, and often frightening, DOGTOOTH is an ingenious dark comedy that won the Prix Un Certain Regard at the 2009 Cannes Film Festival.

directed by Giorgos Lanthimos, 1973-;  (New York, NYKino Lorber2009)1 hour 37 mins

The Birth of a Nation

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The Birth of a Nation

Almost a century after its release, The Birth of a Nation remains one of the most controversial films ever made... a landmark achievement that continues to fascinate and enrage audiences. It is the epic story of two families, one northern and one southern, during and after the Civil War. 

Directed by D. W. Griffith, 1875-1948; (New York, NY: Kino Lorber, 1915), 3 hours 13 mins

The Immigrant

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The Immigrant

Chaplin and Purviance are immigrants who meet on the boat to America, broke but in love.
directed by Charlie Chaplin, 1889-1977;(Los Angeles, CA: Flicker Alley, 1917), 25 mins

Cripple Creek Bar-Room Scene

Cripple Creek Bar-Room Scene

directed by James H. White, 1872-1944; produced by Thomas A. Edison, Inc. (Jersey City, NJThomas A. Edison Inc.1899)1 min

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