2017 Donation Schedules and Reviews Ligonier Valley Library

2017 Ligonier Valley Library Donations and Reviews

January: FAHRENHEIT 451   Director: Francois Truffaut   an English-language film
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GEORGES MÉLIÈS COLLECTION   short live action silent trick films from
the French director featured in HUGO (Click Here) for review

EXCUSE MY FRENCH from Egypt   black comedy   Director: Amr Salama
in Arabic with English subtitles   99 minutes (Click Here) for review.

February: AGUIRRE, THE WRATH OF GOD from Peru   Director: Werner Herzog
subtitled drama, but dialogue is minimal Spanish conquistadors speaking in German!
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BALL OF FIRE from the United States   Director: Howard Hawks a live action screwball comedy based on Snow White and the Seven Dwarves with Gary Cooper and Barbara Stanwyck
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THE LEARNING TREE from the United States   Director: Gordon Parks
a National Film Registry of the Library of Congress inductee live action feature coming-of-age drama
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March: CAREFUL, HE MIGHT HEAR YOU from Australia Director: Carl Schultz   live action feature drama Winner of nine Australian Academy Film Awards including Best Picture. (Click Here) for review

BLISS from Turkey  Director: Abdullah Oguz 2007 color subtitled live action feature drama (Click Here) for review 

April: THE KID WITH A BIKE   Belgium   2011   color   subtitled
Co-Directors: Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne   live action feature drama Criterion dvd
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BLANCANIEVES (SNOW WHITE)   Spain   2011   a black-and-white silent  musical Director: Pablo Berger   105 minutes  winner of ten Goya Awards (Spain’s Oscars)   Cohen Media Group dvd
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May: AL-MIDAN (THE SQUARE)   Egypt   2011-2013   color   subtitled live action
 feature documentary about Egypt’s Arab Spring Revolution   Director:  Jehane Noujainwnner of Emmy Awards for Cinematography, Editing and Direction Academy Award Nominee: Best Documentary Feature

June: NANOOK OF THE NORTH   Canada   1919-1922   black-and-white silent semi-documentary with English intertitles   Director: Robert Flaherty   79 minutes   a Criterion dvd (Click Here) for review

July: HOW GREEN WAS MY VALLEY   United States   1941   Director: John Ford
live action feature drama with Walter Pidgeon, Maureen O’Hara, Donald Crisp, and Roddy McDowall   black-and-white   118 minutes 1941 Oscar®, Best Picture

August: DIVORCE, ITALIAN STYLE from Italy   1962   black-and-white subtitled
live action feature black comedy   Director: Pietro Germi with Marcello Mastroianni and Stefania Sandrelli 1962 Oscar®, Best Original Screenplay   a two-disc Criterion dvd set

WHITE MANE from France   1953   40 minutes   black-and-white
Director: Albert Lamorisse (THE RED BALLOON)   live action short fantasy drama Winner, Cannes Film Festival Grand Prix (Click Here) for review

September: ODD MAN OUT   Northern Ireland   1947   116 minutes black-and-white live action feature drama   Director: Carol Reed starring James Mason     Criterion Collection dvd 

October: THE LAST WAVE   Australia   1977   106 minutes   Director: Peter Weir
live action feature horror drama starring Richard Chamberlain Criterion dvd (Click Here) for review

FANTASTIC PLANET   Czechoslovakia / France   1973   color subtitled feature animation drama   Director: Rene Laloux 72 minutes dvd includes short film THE SNAILS (Click Here) for review

November: IVAN’S CHILDHOOD from the Soviet Union   black-and-white
subtitled live action feature war drama   95 minutes   Director: Andrei Tarkovsky   starring Nikolay Burlyaev Criterion dvd includes interviews with Burlyaev and cinematographer Vadim Yusev (Click Here) for review

December: SABAH, A LOVE STORY from French Canada   subtitled live action feature romance   2005   color   90 minutes Director: Ruba Nadda

YEELEN (BRIGHTNESS) from Mali   1987   color   105 minutes Director: Souleymane Cisse
a magic realism African-style live 
action feature drama