September is National Hispanic Heritage Month, so here’s a list of popular movies from various Latin American and Spanish speaking Countries:
**All of these movies are available at the Media Library, click the link to their call number to see their availability!
El Laberinto Del Fauno = Pan’s Labyrinth DVD 7318Set in 1944 Spain, against the backdrop of the anti-Franco guerrilla warfare. When young Ofelia and her mother go to live with her new stepfather on a rural military outpost, she finds herself in a world of unimaginable cruelty. Soon Ofelia finds the creatures of her imagination in which she used to escape have become a reality and she must battle them to save both her mother and herself. In the terrifying battle that ensues, Ofelia soon learns that innocence has a power that evil cannot imagine.
Ya– Kuba = I am Cuba DVD 565Four main stories show the rise of the Communist revolution in Cuba, including Battista’s Havana and the grinding poverty and oppression of the Cuban people.
Volver DVD 7122Raimunda lives in Madrid with her daughter Paula and her drunk husband Paco. Her sister, Sole, is separated and works clandestinely as a hairstylist for women. Years ago, in the sisters birth village, they lost their parents in a fire in La Mancha. Their aunt, Paula, still lives in the village and continues to speak about her sister Irene, mother of the two sisters, as if she were still alive. When the old aunt dies the situation changes and the past returns(volver).
El Aura DVD 7354A quiet, cynic taxidermist, who suffers from epilepsy attacks, is obsessed with committing the perfect crime. He claims that the police are too stupid to find out about it when it’s well executed, and that the robbers are too stupid to execute it the right way. He feels that he could do it himself by relying on his photographic memory and his strategic planning skills. He is invited on a hunting trip away from his home. Once there, an accident gives him the chance of a life time: the possibility to commit the perfect crime.
Crónicas = Chronicles DVD 5285The anchor of a popular news show flies to a small town in Ecuador to cover a story about a serial child killer. He saves a man after the town tries to lynch him. The man offers information about the case in exchange for a story about his innocence.
La Teta Asustada = The milk of sorrow DVD 12947Fausta suffers from ‘The Milk of Sorrow, ‘ an illness transmitted through mother’s milk by women who’ve been raped during Peru’s civil wars. Stricken with the fear that she’s contracted the illness from her mother’s breast milk, Fausta goes to extreme lengths to protect her own sexuality and safety. After her mother’s sudden death, she finds herself compelled to embark on a frightening journey for re-awakening, freedom, and wholeness.
Granito DVD 16472Gen.—Efraín Ríos Montt was a military leader in Guatemala during the early, 1980. s. He was responsible for over 200,000 deaths of Mayans. The filmmaker Pamela Yates was making the documentary “When the mountains tremble” there at the time, and her film was later entered as evidence by lead counsel Almudena Bernabeu during the genocide trials of seven Guatemalan military officials. This film tells the story of five main characters whose destinies collided in the Guatemala of 1982.
Machuca DVD 14632Explores Chile’s bloody 1973 coup through the coming-of-age story of a pair of 12-year-old boys. From opposite extremes of society, Gonzalo and Pedro form an unlikely friendship as politics rip their world apart.
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The UNT Media Library has hundreds Criterion Films in stock. Some of our most recent additions to the Criterion Film collection can be found in the table below. Don’t know what Criterion Films are?
“The Criterion Collection is dedicated to gathering the greatest films from around the world and publishing them in editions of the highest technical quality, with supplemental features that enhance the appreciation of the art of film.”
-The Criterion Collection
If you’re interested in exploring more of our Criterion films, click here. Also, you can easily check availability of any movies below by clicking on their call number. Happy film watching!
|And Everything is Going Fine DVD 13360 After the death in 2004 of American theater actor and monologist Spalding Gray, director Steven Soderbergh (Traffic) pieced together a narrative of Gray’s life to create this documentary.|
|Blue is the Warmest Color DVD 15379 The colorful, electrifying romance that took the Cannes Film Festival by storm courageously dives into a young woman’s experiences of first love and sexual awakening.|
|Boyhood DVD 15832 A story of growing up as seen through the eyes of a boy named Mason, who ages from six to eighteen years old on screen.|
|Carlos DVD 13015 An epic, intensely detailed account of the life of the infamous international terrorist Ilich Ramirez Sanchez – also known as Carlos the Jackal.|
|The Forgiveness of Blood DVD 13947 In northern Albania a teenage brother and sister are physically and emotionally trapped in a cycle of violence, a result of their father’s entanglement with a rival clan over a piece of land.|
|Frances Ha DVD 15067 A woman in her late twenties living in contemporary New York tries to sort out her ambitions, finances, and above all, her tight but changing bond with her best friend Sophie.|
|Le Havre DVD 13794 Marcel Marx, an old bohemian living in the French harbor city of Le Havre, stands up for a young African refugee when officials begin to pursue the boy for deportation.|
|Inside Llewyn Davis DVD 15414 Follows a week in the life of young folk singer Llewyn Davis (Oscar Issac) as he navigates the Greenwich Village folk scene of 1961. He struggles to make it as a musician against seemingly insurmountable obstacles- some of them of his own making.|
|Life during wartime DVD 13151 With her ex-husband Bill a convicted pedophile and in jail, Trish is happy to remarry and provide a normal father figure for her two sons, but when Bill is released, Trish and the boys must decide whether or not to forgive him.|
|Like someone in love DVD 15874 Over a period of two days, a young prostitute and a widower develop an unexpected connection.|
|Moonrise Kingdom DVD 13521 Set on an island off the coast of New England in the summer of 1965, tells the story of two twelve-year-olds who fall in love, make a secret pact, and run away together into the wilderness.|
|Tiny Furniture DVD 13170 A recent college graduate named Aura returns to New York and moves back in with her mother and sister. As painfully confessional as it is endlessly amusing, Tiny Furniture is an authentic, incisive portrait of a young woman at a crossroads.|
|Weekend DVD 13425 A one night stand develops into a weekend-long idyll for two young men in Midlands, England in an emotionally naked film. An invaluable snapshot of the complexities of contemporary gay living, and a universally identifiable portrait of a love affair.|
It’s smack dab in the middle of summer right now, and I know some of us could use some sweet relief.
In order to keep on keepin’ on, we’ve got some awe-inspiring winter themed movies and games just for you to beat the heat. And we kept out the obvious (no Frozen… let it go) to keep ya on your toes!
|The day after tomorrow||The Chronicles of Narnia,||30 Days of Night||Serendipity||Hanna|
|Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games Wii U||Call of duty, Modern warfare 2 Xbox 360, PS3||Star Wars Battlefront PS4, Xbox One||The Last of Us PS3||Uncharted 2, Among Thieves PS3|
|12 Days||Hey, that’s my fish||Ticket to Ride Europe||Arctic Scavengers||Dead of Winter|