The following Berkeley-related videos have recently been added to MRC's growing digital collections
Berkeley in the Sixties
Mark Kitchell's comprehensive and popular 1991 documentary about the political life and times of UCB and environs.
View It Here UC Berkeley users only
California Since the Sixties: Revolutions and Counterrevolutions.
(California Studies Conference. [11th: 1999: University of California,
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Voices of Black Panther Women Symposium at Berkeley
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We've also put up video recordings of various events from the 1994 Free Speech Movement 30th anniversary: View It Here (unrestricted access)
In Mark Kitchell's documentary Berkeley in the Sixties cited above, there are sequences near the beginning of the film documenting the 1960 protests of Berkeley and San Francisco State students and others against the House Committee on Un-American Activities, then convening in San Francisco. The Committee subsequently commissioned a 45 minute propaganda film to vilify these protests, entitled Operation Abolition:
"Much of the footage concentrates on "Black Friday," May 13, when student-provoked city police turned fire hoses on the unruly, song-chanting crowd, dragged and pushed demonstrators down the steps of city hall, arrested 68 students (mostly from the University of California, some from Stanford University, San Francisco State and the University of San Francisco) on charges of inciting a riot and resisting arrest. The House Committee subpoenaed film of the incidents from two San Francisco TV stations, turned it over to a Washington movie studio for processing. With the help of Committee Researcher Fulton Lewis III,* the studio edited the film, added new sequences of commentary by Walter and other Congressmen, peddled 750 copies of the film for $100 each (none of the $20,000 profit so far has been shared with the TV stations)." [Time Magazine Online]
Shortly after the release of Operation Correction, the Northern California chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union produced a rejoinder, entitled "Operation Correction"
The Media Center has digitized both of these public domain films [Requires Windows Media player or Flip4Mac for Macintosh]:
Halloween is next week! Why not take a break from those academic travails and check out one of these spooky, Old School classics:
Directed by Jacques Tourneur;
produced by Val Lewton. Cast: Simone Simon, Kent Smith, Tom Conway,
Jane Randolph, Jack Holt. Irena Dubrovna, a beautiful and mysterious
Serbian-born fashion artist living in New York City, falls in love with
and marries average-Joe American Oliver Reed. Their marriage suffers
though, as Irena believes that she is the victim of an ancient curse-
whenever emotionally aroused, she will turn into a panther and kill. 72
min. DVD 4472; vhs 999:76
Directed by Herk Harvey.
Cast: Candace Hilligoss, Frances Feist, Sidney Berger, Art Ellison,
Stan Levitt, Herk Harvey. A church organist inexplicably survives a car
wreck, and finds herself haunted by visions of ghouls who seem to be
following her. Contents: Disc 1. Original theatrical version (78 min.)
-- Disc 2. Extended director's cut (83 min.). DVD 1744
Directed by Alberto
Cavalcanti, Charles Crichton, Basil Dearden, Robert Hamer. Ealing
Studios. An architect is caught up in an endless series of recurring
dreams, during which he is told other people's supernatural experiences
and finally murders the psychiatrist who is trying to help him. Dead of
night is based on short stories: The Linking story, and The Hearse / by
E.F. Benson, and The Golfing story / by H.G. Wells, and by one story
each by the writers of the screenplay. 104 min. DVD 4092; vhs 999:1124
Directed by Robert Wise. Julie
Harris, Claire Bloom, Richard Johnson, Russ Tamblyn, Lois Maxwell,
Rosalie Crutchley, Fay Compton, Valentine Dyall, Diane Clare, Ronald
Adam. Dr. Markway, a trained anthropologist with a special interest in
psychic research, wants to try what he hopes will be a true exercise in
terror. He's heard about the reputation of Hill House, which claimed
the lives of several of its young inhabitants, and wishes to explore
the horrors of the unseen and the unexplained. 113 min. 999:984
The following titles have recently been added to MRC's streamed video-on-demand collection. These videos may be accessed by UC Berkeley students, faculty, and staff (CalNet ID required). Viewing requires the Windows Media player . Mac users should download the free Flip4Mac viewer .
The following are recent additions to MRC's Television collection:
The Sopranos: The Complete Sixth Season.
Special features: Disc 1: "Join the club" cast audio commentary track ; Disc 3: "Luxury lounge" writer audio commentary track; "The ride" writer and cast audio commentary track ; Disc 4: "Kaisha" creator/writer David Chase audio commentary track. Disc 1: Episode 1: Members only / written by Terence Winter ; directed by Tim Van Patten -- Episode 2: Join the club / written by David Chase ; directed by David Nutter -- Episode 3: Mayhem / written by Matthew Weiner ; directed by Jack Bender. Disc 2: Episode 4: The fleshy part of the thigh / written by Diane Frolov & Andrew Schneider ; directed by Alan Taylor -- Episode 5: Mr. & Mrs. John Sacrimoni request... / written by Terence Winter ; directed by Steve Buscemi -- Episode 6: Live free or die / written by David Chase & Terence Winter and Robin Green & Mitchell Burgess ; directed by Tim Van Patten. Disc 3: Episode 7: Luxury lounge / written by Matthew Weiner ; directed by Danny Leiner -- Episode 8: Johnny Cakes / written by Diane Frolov & Andrew Schneider ; directed by Tim Van Patten -- Episode 9: The ride / written by Terence Winter ; directed by Alan Taylor. Disc 4: Episode 10: Moe n' Joe / written by Matthew Weiner ; directed by Steve Shill -- Episode 11: Cold stones / written by Diane Frolov & Andrew Schneider and David Chase ; directed by Tim Van Patten -- Episode 12: Kaisha / written by Terence Winter and David Chase & Matthew Weiner ; directed by Alan Taylor. Originally broadcast on HBO television in 2006. 720 min. DVD 6646
Dynasty. Season One
This documentary is a
self-portrait of a young Cambodian immigrant growing up in America
today. Shot by Sokly Ny himself, it shows his struggles to graduate and
survive his complicated life during his senior year of high school.
Produced by Spencer Nakasako. 55 min. Video/C 4390