Law in Film Collection at Pace Law Library

Pace Law Library maintains its own Law in Film Collection. It is located on the third (main) level of the library behind the reference desk and in the cell phone lounge. All patrons with privileges to check items out, including Pace students, staff, and faculty, may check out these DVDs for up to five days at no charge. The following are some of the most recent additions to our collection.

  • Chinatown by Robert Evans production and Roman Polanski film (written by Robert Towne, produced by Robert Evans, and directed by Roman Polanski) [PN1997 .C46 2007 DVD] – A private detective finds himself in over his head as he takes on a case involving the most rich and powerful people in Chinatown.
  • The man who shot Liberty Valance (A screenplay by James Warner Bellah and Willis Goldbeck, produced by Willis Goldbeck and directed by John Ford) [PN1997.2 .M36 2009 DVD] – In the lawless frontier village of Shinbone, a town plagued by a larger-than-life nemesis, Liberty Valance, the bungling but charming big-city-lawyer is determined to rid Shinbone of Valance and finds that he has an unlikely ally – in the form of a rugged local rancher.
  • Ghosts of Attica (Lumiere production, a Court TV co-production in association with Antidote Films & Crawford Communications, produced and directed by Brad Lichtenstein) [HV9475.N72 A854 2001 DVD] – Offers an account of America’s most violent prison rebellion, its suppression, and the days of torture that ensued.
  • Politist, adjectiv/Police, Adjective (Produced, written and directed by Corneliu Porumboiu) [PN1997.2 .P65 2011 DVD] – Cristi is a young undercover cop who undergoes a crisis of conscience when he is pressured to arrest a teenager who offers hash to classmates. Not wanting to ruin the life of a young man he considers merely irresponsible, Cristi must either allow the arrest to weigh on his conscience or face censure by his serious superior, for whom the word ‘conscience’ has an entirely different meaning.
  • If a tree falls: a story of the Earth Liberation Front (A coproduction of Marshall Curry Productions, LLC and the Independent Television Service, written and edited by Matthew Hamachek and Marshall Curry, co-directed and produced by Sam Cullman & directed and produced by Marshall Curry) [GE197 .I3 2011 DVD] – The story of the rise and fall of the Earth Liberation Front, a radical environmental group that the FBI calls America’s ‘number one domestic terrorist threat,’ told through the transformation and radicalization of one of its members, Daniel McGowan.
  • Ghost bird (Small Change Productions presents a film by Scott Crocker, written and directed by Scott Crocker) [QL696.P56 G46 2010 DVD] – “Set in a murky swamp full of birders, scientists and reporters, [the film] explores the limits of certainty, the seductive power of hope, and how one phantom woodpecker changed a Southern town forever. This thrilling eco-noir investigates the strange but true story of a small town in Arkansas overrun by a nation of birders all in search of the Holy Grail with wings — the ivory-billed woodpecker.” — Container
  • Countdown to zero (Written and directed by Lucy Walker & produced by Lawrence Bender) [JZ5665 .C68 2010 DVD] – Tracing the history of the atomic bomb from its origins to the present state of global affairs. Nine nations possessing nuclear weapons capabilities with others racing to join them, with the world held in a delicate balance that could be shattered by an act of terrorism, failed diplomacy, or a simple accident.
  • Cool it (Roadside Attractions and 1019 Entertainment; Interloper Films, produced by Sarah Gibson, Ondi Timoner, Terry Botwick, written by Terry Botwick et al. & directed by Ondi Timoner) [QC981.8.G56 C653 2011 DVD] – A practical guide to solving our environmental problems and cooling the ‘green’ hysteria that’s gripping the planet. Based on the controversial book by political scientist Bjorn Lomborg.

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