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Ballykissangel (Series Four) – DV-Disc PN 1992.77 B274 2005  /  1998  600 min. (10 Hrs)  color  Languages: English  Subtitles: English (CONTENTS: All Bar One, He Healeth the Sick, Bread and Water, Par for the Course, The Odd Couple, Turf, It's a Family Affair, Rock Bottom, As Stars Look Down, Births-Deaths and Marriages, It's a Man's Life, The Final Frontier)

Celebrating the Green: The History of St. Patrick's Day – DV-Disc GT 4995 P3 C44 2002  /  1998  50 min.  color-b&w  Languages: English
Traces the life of Saint Patrick, the history of St. Patrick's day and how the day has been celebrated throughout the centuries. Also gives a brief history of the Irish, the shamrock and leprechauns. The video continues with a history of the Irish in America and shows how the St. Patrick's Day holiday is celebrated in modern times including the St. Patrick's day parade.

In Search of Ancient Ireland – V-Cass DA 930 I5 2002  /  2002  180 min.  color
A history of Ireland from 3,000 B.C. to the Norman Invasion.

Land of Celtic Ghosts – DV-Disc GR 137 L3 1979  /  1979  93 min.  color  Languages: English
This documentary traces the ghostly paths of the spirits that have roamed the Emerald Isle since the beginning of man. Filmed entirely on locations in Ireland, including the city of Dublin and at many other ghostly places such as Killakee House, St. Michan's Church, St. Patrick's Cathedral, Carrickmines, Howth Castle, Malahide Castle, Aillwee Cave (Ballyvaughan), Cliffs of Moher, Kilfenora Cathedral, Glenfesk, Muckross Abbey, Kildemock Church, Castlegregory and many more.

Legends of Ireland v.2 - Saint Patrick/Brendan the Navigator — V-Cass GR 153.5 L42 1998 v.2  / 1996 52 min. color
Dramatic recreations, artifacts and period music tell the story of Saint Patrick and Brendan the Navigator.

The Magical Legend of the Leprechauns – DV-Disc PN 1997 M2449 2000  /  1999  170 min.  color  Languages: English  Subtitles: English
When American Jack Woods goes to Ireland, he discovers a mischievous leprechaun family and is swept up in a bitter war ignited by a Romeo and Juliet love affair between a rebel leprechaun and a fairy princess.

The Radharc Guide to Celtic Monasteries — V-Cass BX 2600 R33 1990z / 1992 104 min.  color
A tour of the once thriving monastatic communities of Ireland where the light of knowledge shone through the Middle Ages and where women played a significant role in the early Irish church.

(Streamed-Films on Demand) Rick Steves' Europe: The Best of West Ireland – Dingle, Galway and the Aran Islands  /  30 min.
Discover the west coast of Ireland with the host, writer and producer of the popular public television series, Rick Steves' Europe. Deepest Ireland is best experienced in its west coast Gaeltachts, where Gaelic is spoken and the rugged villages have changed little over the generations. After exploring the rugged and remote Aran Islands, we settle into Galway and venture into Ireland in the extreme—Dingle Peninsula. Ringing with traditional music from its rustic pubs, dotted with prehistoric "fairy forts," Rick believes, if you'll fall in love with Ireland, chances are it'll be right here.

Riverdance (Live from New York City) — V-Cass GV 1688 I7 R58 1997 / 1997 102 min.  color

(Streamed - Films on Demand) St. Patrick: The Living Legend  /  52 min.
Everyone knows that Saint Patrick is the patron saint of Ireland, and that he banished snakes from the land. But there is more to this man and the curious ways in which he is celebrated on March 17. This documentary—filmed in Boston, California, Newfoundland, and, of course, throughout Ireland—explores the origins of Saint Patrick's Day and how the tradition grew of celebrating him with parades and as a celebration of being Irish.

Saint Patrick: The Man, The Myth (BIOGRAPHY) – V-Cass BX 4700 P3 S24 1996  /  1996  50 min.  color
Born in 385 A.D. to a wealthy family in Britain, Patrick was kidnapped at 15 and enslaved for six years as a shepherd in Ireland. He escaped back to Britain, but later returned to Ireland determined to convert the people to Christianity.

The Secret of Roan Inish -- V-Cass PN 1997 S3465 1996 / 1993 102 min.  color
A magical tale of a girl whose search for her missing brother brings an Irish legend to life.


 

Appalachian Spring -- V-Cass GV 1790 A66 A66 1973  /  30 min.  b&w
Presents Martha Graham's interpretation of Aaron Copland's ballet Applalachian spring.

Country Gardens (GARDENS OF THE WORLD WITH AUDREY HEPBURN) – V-Cass SB 465 G215 1993 v.5  /  1993  27 min.  color
Audrey Hepburn explores several of the world's most beautiful country gardens - among them, the romantic Giardino del Ninfa, south of Rome; charming cottage gardens in England; the farmhouse gardens surrounding Chilcombe House in Dorset (UK).

Cultivating Change (REINVENTING THE WORLD II) – V-Cass SB 454 C84 2001  /  2001  50 min.  color
Cultivating change is an invigorating tour of garden projects in both the United States and Canada. It tells the story of how growing and cooking food can be a remarkable avenue to social change.

(Streamed-Films on Demand) The Kalasha – Rites of Spring (DISAPPEARING WORLD)  /  60 min.
The Kalasha are an ancient mountain people living in the Chitral district of northwestern Pakistan. Surrounded by a predominantly Muslim population, they adhere to an old religion based on Hinduism. This film presents a picture of their way of life and features the celebrations of Goshi, their three-day spring festival.

Krishna in Spring (MUSIC AND SOCIETY) -- V-Cass M 1808 K75 1990z  /  1969  25 min.  color
A film of the colorful and age-old Festival of Spring, which retells through music and dance the story, part religious, part pagan, of the life of Lord Krishna.

(Streamed - FIlms on Demand) Spring: Season of Cherry Blossoms  /  47 min.
This program captures the essence of spring in Kyoto. First, the program presents the region's gorgeous displays of cherry blossoms and other flowers at Heian Jingu Shrine, built to commemorate Kyoto's 1,100 years as capital of Japan; in Maruyama Park; by Togetsu Bridge; and at a number of famous temples. Next, traditional seasonal events are profiled, including the Miyako-odori and Kamogawa-odori dances, a Mibu Kyogen performance, a Kyokusui-no-Utage poetry reading, and the Shinko-sai, Aoi, and Mifune festivals. And finally, a sampling of seasonal cuisine—sushi, bean curd, and many other foods, served informally and in Kaiseki style—is highlighted.

Where All Things Belong – V-Cass BF 637.S4 W537 1975 /  1975  28 min.  color
Speaks of spring and the rebirth in everyone and what it is to become a human being.


 


 Brave (Disney / animated) – DV-Disc PN 1997.2 B73 2012  /  2012  93 min.  color  Languages: English  Subtitles: English (Includes Blu-Ray)
Princess Merida, an archer and self-reliant young woman, makes a decision which defies custom and brings chaos to her kingdom. To restore her kingdom, she must rely on her bravery and archery skills. Bonus features include animated shorts, extended scenes, and promotional art.

A Cat in Paris (animated) – DV-Disc PN 1997.2 C38 2012  /  2010  62 min.  color  Languages: English, French  Subtitles: English
In Paris, a cat who lives a secret life as a cat burglar's aide must come to the rescue of Zoe, a neighborhood girl whose mother is a police superintendent, after she falls into a gangster's clutches.

Fantastic Mr. Fox (animated) – DV-Disc PN 1997.2 F36 2010  /  2009  87 min  color  Languages: English, French, Spanish  Subtitles: English, French, Spanish
Mr. and Mrs. Fox live a happy home life underground with their eccentric son Ash. Mr. Fox works as a journalist, but against the advice of Badger, his attorney, he moves his family into a larger and finer home inside a tree on a hill. The treehouse has an excellent view of the nearby farms of Boggis, Bunce, and Bean. Ash becomes hostile when his cousin, Kristofferson, joins the family for an extended stay. Mr. Fox decides to raid the farms, but this leads the farmers to stakeout the treehouse. The farmers try to dig the Fox family out, but they dig even faster. Mr. Fox organizes a tunneling project to burrow under all three farms and steal all the chickens, ducks, geese and turkeys.

The Lorax (animated / Dr. Seuss) – DV-Disc PN 1997.2 L64 2012  /  2012  87 min.  color  Languages: English, French, Spanish  Subtitles: English, French, Spanish
In a place where the brown Bar-ba-loots frisk and the Humming-Fish splash around, you will find the Lorax. The Lorax speaks of the trees, which the Once-ler is chopping down as fast as he pleases. Will the Once-ler change his destructive ways and heed the wise warnings of the Lorax?

Rocky & Bullwinkle & Friends – DV-Disc PN 1997.5 R6359 2010 no.1-1 – 5-4  /  1959 – 1964  59 hrs.  color  Languages: English, Spanish
Each of the "shows" includes episodes of Rocky & Bullwinkle and episodes from either Fractured fairy tales, Peabody's improbable history, Dudley Do-Right, or Aesop and Son. Boris and Natasha are also featured.

Schoolhouse Rock! (animated)(30th Anniversary Edition) – DV-Disc PN 1997.5 S36 2002  /   1973-1985  283 min.  color  Languages: English  Subtitles: English
Collection of all 46 Schoolhouse rock! songs on the topics of science, multiplication, money, American history and English grammar. Plus, the new song "I'm gonna send your vote to college" about the American electoral college.

Sita Sings the Blues (animated) – DV-Disc BL 1139.22 P3 2009  /  2009  82 min.  color  Languages: English
Sita is a goddess separated from her beloved Lord and husband Rama. Nina is an animator whose husband moves to India, then dumps her by email. Three hilarious shadow puppets narrate both ancient tragedy and modern comedy in this beautifully animated interpretation of the Indian epic Ramayana. Set to the 1920s jazz vocals of Annette Hanshaw, Sita Sings the Blues earns its tagline as 'The Greatest Break-Up Story Ever Told.'

Tom and Jerry's Greatest Chases (animated) – DV-Disc PN 1997.5 T636 2000  /  1943-1954  101 min.  color  Languages: English  Subtitles: English (CONTENTS: The Yankee Doodle Mouse  /  1943,  Solid Serenade  /  1946, Tee for Two  /  1945, Mouse in Manhattan  /  1945, The Zoot Cat  /  1944, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Mouse  /  1947, The Cat Concerto  /  1947, The Little Orphan  /  1949, Salt Water Tabby  /  1947, Kitty Foiled  /  1948, Johann Mouse  /  1953,  Jerry's Diary  /  1949, Jerry and The Lion  /  1950, Mice Follies  /  1954)

In one adventure after another, lovable Tom and Jerry get themselves into all the trouble you'd expect from a cat and mouse in this collection of their best cartoon capers.

UPA: The Jolly Frolics Collection – DV-Disc PN 1992.8 A59 U62 2012  /  1948-1959  286 min.  color-b&w  Languages: English
This three-disc set  includes 38 theatrical cartoons released from 1948 to 1959. Originally distributed by Columbia Pictures, the cartoon shorts produced by UPA (United Productions of America) were revolutionary, adopting the contemporary graphics of Modern design and offering non-traditional, provocative storytelling. Giving the animators at Disney, MGM and Warner Bros. a run for their money, UPA earned six nominations and three Academy Awards, and among their classic one-shot cartoons they adapted stories by James Thurber ("A Unicorn in the Garden") and Edgar Allan Poe ("The Tell-Tale Heart" narrated by James Mason). The studio tried to avoid repetition, but nevertheless presented two long-lasting characters in Gerald McBoing Boing (created by Dr. Seuss) and the near-sighted Mr. Magoo, whose first cartoon -- "Ragtime Bear" -- is also included.

Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit (animated) – DV-Disc PN 1997.5 W348 2006  /  2006  85 min.  color  Languages: English, French, Spanish  Subtitles: English, French, Spanish
It's 'veggie-mania' in Wallace and Gromit's neighborhood. The two enterprising friends are cashing in with their humane pest-control outfit, "Anti-Pesto." With only days to go before the annual Giant Vegetable Competition they find that their business is booming. They come to find out that running a "humane" pest control outfit can have its drawbacks. Suddenly, a large and mysterious veg-ravaging "beast" begins attacking the town's sacred vegetable plots at night. The competition hostess, Lady Tottington, commissions Anti-Pesto to catch the beast and save the day. But Victor Quartermaine would rather shoot the beast and secure the position of local hero - not to mention Lady Tottingon's hand in marriage.

Whisper of the Heart – DV-Disc PN 1997.5 W486 2006  /  1995  111 min.  color  Languages: English, Japanese
A schoolgirl named Shizuku, who longs to discover her true talents, meets the mysterious Seiji, a boy who is determined to follow his dreams, and The Baron, a magical cat who helps her listen to the whispers in her heart.

The Woody Woodpecker and Friends Classic Cartoon Collection – DV-Dsic PN 1997.5 W66 2007  /  1940  8 hrs. 55 min.  color  Languages: English
Seventy-five classic cartoons featuring Woody Woodpecker and his friends Chilly Willy, Andy Panda, Wally Walrus, and Buzz Buzzard.

 

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