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Genre Lists

The Criterion Collection

This guide provides an overview of the Criterion Collection films owned by the library. Additional titles can be accessed through the library catalog; you can search by keyword, person, genre, or title.

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The Criterion Collection DVDs (Selections)

Ace in the Hole
A frustrated journalist exploits a story about a man trapped in a cave to re-jump start his career.
Call Number: UMDVD 3302

All That Heaven Allows
A wealthy New England widow stirs up some drama after becoming involved with her much younger gardener.
Call Number: UMDVD 416

By Brakhage: An Anthology, 1954-2001
Features 26 masterworks by Stan Brakhage.
Call Number: UMDVD 377

The Battle of Algiers
Dramatizes the harrowing events of 1957, a key year in Algeria's struggle for independence from France.
Call Number: UMDVD 571

Do the Right Thing
The hottest day of the year explodes onscreen in this vibrant look at a day in the life of Bedford-Stuyvesant.
Call Number: UMDVD 709

Fantastic Mr. Fox
The story of a clever, quick, nimble, and exceptionally well-dressed wild animal.
Call Number: UMDVD 8599 & UMBLU 51

Frances Ha
A New York woman in her late twenties seeks to sort out her ambitions, finances, and bond with best friend Sophie.
Call Number: UMDVD 8057 & UMBLU 35

George Washington
A group of children in rural North Carolina are forced to confront a tangle of difficult choices.
Call Number: UMDVD 7501

Harlan County U.S.A.
Chronicles the 1973 Harlan County, Kentucky coal miners' strike against the operators of the Brookside mine.
Call Number: UMDVD 3210

In the Mood for Love
The story of two lonely people who discover in each other the intimacy they have lost in their marriages.
Call Number: UMDVD 238

The Last Emperor
The life of Emperor Pu Yi, who took the throne at age three, in 1908, and witnessed decades of change.
Call Number: UMDVD 4245

The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou
Renowned oceanographer Steve Zissou and his crew seek to hunt down the elusive Jaguar Shark.
Call Number: UMDVD 1406

My Own Private Idaho
Two young men embark on a quest to the highways of the Pacific Northwest in search of a place called home.
Call Number: UMDVD 1214

Naked Lunch
Bill Lee flees his troubled life and ends up in a surreal alien territory where reality and fantasy have merged.
Call Number: UMDVD 1919

The Qatsi Trilogy
Three sensory films that meditate on the havoc wreaked on the world by humankind's technological obsessions.
Call Number: UMDVD 8030

Rashōmon
The nature of truth is probed via a series of flashbacks related to a man's murder and his wife's assault.
Call Number: UMDVD 552

Ratcatcher
A poor adolescent boy struggles to reconcile his dreams and his guilt with the abjection surrounding him.
Call Number: UMDVD 8618

Shallow Grave
Three friends find their new roommate dead and a suitcase full of money under his bed.
Call Number: UMDVD 8154

Solaris
The inhabitants of the Solaris space station undergo strange psychological phenomena.
Call Number: UMDVD 782

The Third Man
An American western-adventure writer searches for a friend in post-war Vienna.
Call Number: UMDVD 272