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Zen films in the library
Principles and Practices of Zen
Call Number: Hatfield Library AV Video BQ9265.6 .P75 1992
The program follows in the path of a student priest, showing the physical and mental disciplines demanded in the process leading to satori or enlightenment. (100 minutes)
Monk With A Camera
Call Number: Hatfield Library AV Video (DVD) BQ994.R74 M66 2015
Nicholas Vreeland walked away from a worldly life of privilege to become a Tibetan Buddhist monk.
Halving the Bones (1995) by
Call Number: Mark O. Hatfield Library Reserve PN1995.9.B55 H248 2000
This cleverly-constructed film tells the story of Ruth, a half-Japanese filmmaker living in New York, who has inherited a can of bones that she keeps on a shelf in her closet. The bones are half of the remains of her dead Japanese grandmother, which she is supposed to deliver to her estranged mother.
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More Zen films
The Buddha of Suburbia (1993)
Call Number: Hatfield Library AV Video PN1995.9.D7 B88 1997
Karim is the son of an assimilated Indian businessman in London. When his Zen-obsessed father becomes the guru of the swinging suburban scene, Karim is swept up into the world of theater, art, drugs, rock and roll and sexual exploration.
Why Has Bodhi-Dharma Left for the East? (1989)
Call Number: Hatfield Library AV Video PN1995.91.K6 D4 1996
In a remote monastery high up in the mountains an old master, a young monk and an orphaned boy devote themselves to their Buddhist teachings. (In Korean w/ English subtitles)
John Cage: Journeys in Sound (2012)
Call Number: Hatfield Library AV Video (DVD) ML410.C24 J64 2012
Documentary tribute to American avant-garde composer, John Cage; filmed in the U.S., Germany, and Japan, the program premieres rare archival footage, concert excerpts, and a set of short episodes featuring associates of Cage and contemporary artists.
Meredith Monk: Inner Voice (2009)
Call Number: In Summit only
Inner voice celebrates Monk's life and work, and illuminates the role that Buddhism has had in her artistic practice.
Call Number: Hatfield Library AV Video (DVD) CB428.K69 2002
Koyaanisqatsi is a Hopi Indian word meaning variously: crazy life, life in turmoil, life disintegrating, life out of balance and a state of life that calls for another way of life. This film presents a concert of visual images that progresses from purely natural environments to nature as affected by people, and finally to our contemporary urban environment that is devoid of nature. Music by Philip Glass.
Humanities and Fine Arts Librarian
Subjects:Art & Art History
, Cinema Studies
, Latin American Studies
Enlightenment Guaranteed (2002)
Call Number: Hatfield Library AV Video (DVD) PN1995.91.G4 E75 2002
The comedic misadventures of two brothers from Germany who take a trip to Japan and visit a Buddhist monastery. (In German with English subtitles)
Call Number: Hatfield Library AV Video (DVD) PN1995.9.L5 S43 2002
A young man's spiritual odyssey, filmed on location in Rishikesh and Bharatpur, and based on Hesse's novella.
Life of Buddha (2003)
Call Number: Hatfield Library AV Video (DVD) BQ882.L54 2004
Chronicles the story of Prince Siddhartha and his spiritual transformation into the Buddha.
Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Beat Legend
Call Number: Hatfield Library AV Video PS3511.E557 B43 2000
Ferlinghetti founded City Lights, the San Francisco bookstore and press, which helped change American literature. Includes his poem, Buddha in the woodpile.