We're trying to give as many people as possible a chance to be heard on this prayer line. Prayer is a beautiful, as well as essential, way to ask for Our Lord’s help and blessings.Even when God doesn’t answer our prayers as we’d like, He gives us the grace to cope with our problems and tragedies better in any case. Our Lord Himself said “ask, and you shall receive” (John ).The haunting score by Toru Takemitsu helps bring the fantastical visions of this architectural celebrity to life. Teresa, Caravaggio's naturalism, Velasquez's multilayered works, and the rise of bourgeois values as seen in Rembrandt's works. Clips of Bunuel at work and from some of his movies provide an additional dimension to the commentary. Using archival photographs, footage, and clips from his films this is a complex portrait of one of the century's most notable filmmakers. Video/C 4219 In this television interview on his filmmaking career which began under the repressive Franco regime, Saura discusses his filmmaking techniques and how, by incorporating a mixture of incisiveness, humor, action, and romance, he conveys the gist of Spanish and Latin culture to world audiences. Bandera, Juan Manuel Canizares; Orquesta de Cadaques (dirigida, Edmon Colomer). Video/C 5227 A biographical examination of El Greco which depicts his paintings of the same subject from different periods to show his development in artistic approach and style. Popular dancers and folk groups demonstrate what is considered to be the national dance of Spain, the Flamenco. The republican government established the Junta de Defensa del Tesoro Artistica during the early days of social upheaval in 1936, later succeeded by an international committee. DVD X4428 A visit to one of the world's greatest edifices, the magnificent palace and monastery of El Escorial, built by King Phillip II in the 16th century, and a stop in Toledo, to see Moorish architecture, El Greco's home and his exquisite paintings. Video/C 5101 Program explores two 17th century masterpieces of painting in the collection of The Metropolitan Museum of Art.Includes footage from an interview with Bunuel before his death, as well as interviews with various actors, friends and family members. An episode of the television program Tratos y Retratos. Video/C 5825 Artists: Rosa Romalho, Rosa Cota, Maria Sineta, Rosalina Baraca, Julia Ramalho, Julia Cota, Ana Baraca. Also reviews the historical significance of his works which so graphically illustrate the Spanish view of reality in the 16th century. Video/C 4039 This program, filmed on location in Toledo and Venice, shows the settings familiar to El Greco--his house, the streets, churches and countryside of Toledo--and traces his beginnings as a Byzantine icon painter in Crete. Over 300 dancers participate as they are photographed by the master cinematographer, Vittorio Storaro. Some 1,868 crates were eventually evacuated to safety, including much of the contents of the Prado Museum and the National Archeological Museum. Rembrandt's Self-Portrait (1660) is compared with his many other self-portraits.Documents art work from two parishes in Galagos, Barcelos, Portugal where local folk artists are creating clay figurines with design themes based on animals, Portuguese folklore and religious themes. Performers: Paco de Lucia, Manolo Sanlucar, Enrique Morente, Joaquin Cortes, Jose Menese, Lole y Manuel, Mario Maya, Jose Merce, Matilde Coral, Carmen Linares, Merche Esmeralda, Chocolate, Manuela Carrasco, Farruco, Fernanda de Utrera, La Paquera de Jerez, Manzanita, Ketama, Agujeta, Manuel Moneo, Paco Toronjo, Maria Pages, Aurora Vargas, Remedios Amaya, Juana la del Revuelo, La Macanita, Chano Lobato, Rancapino, Tomatito, Potito, Duquende, Belen Maya, El Grilo. Video 941 Shows how, for a brief interim each year, senior students at the National Ballet School of Canada meet with Susana and Antonio Robledo, flamenco dancers, teachers and choreographers, to learn flamenco dancing. The story of the massive undertaking was suppressed during the Franco regime but is preserved in the extensive historical footage assembled here. Velazquez' Juan de Pareja (1650) is examined alone in close detail. Video/C 1108 Documentary film of the Spanish essayist and philosopher, María Zambrano. DVD X5931 Many Latinos in the American Southwest wear amulets and perform certain practices different from their fellow Latino Catholics--and are discovering only now, to their amazement, that they are descended from Jews who chose conversion rather than death at the time of the great expulsion from Spain in 1492. Video/C 6562 Once the industrial heart of the region of Catalonia in Spain, Barcelona was becoming a failed European city when a visionary local government decided to radically redevelop the city in the run for the 1992 Olympics.Includes views of the students and their flamenco dancing as well as views of the students and their teachers dancing, alternated with segments of explanation. Video/C 3445 Film which celebrates the art treasures of Spain as revealed through architecture, sculpture and illustrated manuscripts. Presented at the International Latino Film Festival held in the San Francisco Bay Area. This film looks at remnants of what was once the great Jewish civilization in Spain: the artifacts, which were Christianized or destroyed; and the people, many of whom continued to practice elements of the religion and folklore of Judaism and for most of whom the memory of Jewishness has been extinguished. It is now considered a model 21st century city, combining historic buildings with modern architecture.Contents: La Alhambra -- El Toledo de las tres culturas -- Museo Nacional de Escultura -- El tesoro bibliografico de Espana -- Los Beatos -- Biblioteca Basilica de San Isidoro Leon. DVD 7926 A biographical in-depth examination of the life and work of the Spanish painter, Francisco Goya and of the critical period in Spanish history which he recorded in his art. Video/C 7588 Alfonso the Tenth of Spain earned the sobriquet "the learned" as one of the central cultural figures of 13th century Europe. This program takes a tour of Barcelona's seafront and listens to a studio debate on the issues facing cities and those who live in them. DVD X6253 Recreates a public theological debate between Christians and Jews, which were common during the Middle Ages. Video/C 6563 The coronation of Juan Carlos I marked the third restoration of Spanish Bourbon rule.
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The unique "case" of Gaudi is thoroughly examined in this video with attention to both his aesthetic and technical innovations that enriched Barcelona's urban landscape during the boom years of the Catalan renaissance. The program features Catalan-Ladino folk music, footage of Girona's Jewish quarter as it appears today, and interviews with historians. Its luminous exterior is as visually stimulating as the cathedral-like atrium and the organic forms of the galleries--an artful complement to the building's artistic contents. Video/C 6798 This classic program helps make accessible the mysterious, intimate, plaintive form of music known as flamenco, promoting a deeper appreciation of Spanish culture. Video/C 7379 Contents: Uilleann pipe -- Folk dance with concertina accompaniment -- Parade of the Military Band of Buckingham Palace -- Bagpipe performance -- Sword dance of Scottish soldiers -- Chanson: "Les feuilles mortes" -- Harlequin's dance -- Farandole -- Alphorn quartet -- Naturjodel ensemble -- The bear spirit at the carnival of Wilflingen -- The Uberlingen sword dance -- Sevillanas and rumba flamenca -- Cossiers -- Folk dance: "Bolero de Belmar" -- Folk dance: "Copeo de Montana" -- Sardana -- Neapolitan folk song: "Santa Lucia" -- Lament -- Sardinian folk song: "Love and error" -- Joyous dance -- Sardinian dance song: "Ballo" -- Pentozali -- Wedding ceremony from Crete. Video/C 3533 The only Surrealist whose work survived in the face of new trends, Miro is shown here at age 85, working in his studio and embarking on an entirely new venture: an original theatrical production. Video/C 1098 Shows highlights of the careers and deaths of three famous Spanish bullfighters including scenes in the bullring with some of the fights resulting in the death of the toreodor. Video/C 8937 This thought-provoking documentary explores the unique language and long-held traditions of the mythical land of the Basques, and details the regions intricate and painful political reality. News footage of policy makers and events addresses free elections, economic restructuring, membership in the E. Traces the history of the Basque independence movement from the Spanish civil war to after the socialist victory in the 1982 Spanish national elections. Many of these Jews had to practice their religion in secret, passing their furtively-recalled customs down through the generations. Video/C 6640 The Spain of the Catholic kings is still present in many places in Cuba, like Havana, where Marta Gonzalez lives. Voyages of exploration spearheaded by Portugal's Prince Henry the Navigator conquered that fear of the unknown-- launching the colonial era and establishing a slave trade that decimated the African continent. With West Africa mapped, Portugese explorers continued down the coast, seeking the turning point of an eastbound trading route to India.
In this film Gehry discusses his design approach and the architectural evolution of the museum, from sketches, to computerized blueprints, to the completed project. Background information on Moorish Spain, Andalusia, and a chronology of gypsy history provide the context for generous footage of juerga -- an informal flamenco performance -- that includes a full complement of dancers, singers, guitarists and palmeros. U., educational reforms, and social security as well as the failed 23-F coup, high unemployment, labor strikes, and terrorism. Archival footage and interviews with some of the main protagonists of this conflict present events of the last fifty years such as the 1937 bombing of Guernica, the systematic police repression of Basques under the Franco regime, and the killing of Prime Minister Carrero Blanco by the ETA (Euskadi ta Askatasuna - the Basque Country and Her Liberty). Exploring the history and culture of these 'conversos,' the film celebrates an enduring spiritual legacy which has survived centuries of persecution. She is a card and palm reader turned spiritualist who believes that she is possessed by the spirit of Queen Isabel of Castile. Epic voyages revealed myriad cultures, thousands of miles of harsh terrain, and eventually, the southernmost tip of the continent.
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