Over 18,000 films in the SWANK Motion Pictures (Digital Campus) database are from major Hollywood studios. Per the University Libraries' licensing agreement, use is restricted to Penn State instructors for classroom teaching. Please consult the database for the availability of specific film titles related to deaf culture, such as "Children of a Lesser God" (1986)
Over 18,000 movies from major Hollywood studios are available online to Penn State instructors for classroom teaching, via a University Libraries license with Swank Motion Pictures. These titles do not appear in the library catalog.
Drive My Car (Blu-Ray On Order)
Japanese director, Ryusuke Hamaguchi, presents a mesmerizing, Oscar-winning tale of love, art, grief, and healing, adapted from the work of Haruki Murakami. This Blu-ray edition includes a new English subtitle translation and English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing.
Inspired by the life of deaf UFC fighter, Matt Hamill, The Hammer tells the story of what it takes to be a champion, on and off the mat. Raised among those with the ability to hear, Matt later finds himself no less an outsider amidst the Deaf Community. But through sheer determination, he uses his 'perceived' disability as an asset, and becomes not only the first deaf wrestler to win a National Collegiate Championship, but an inspirational force to both hearing and deaf alike.
**On Course Reserve at the Madlyn L. Hanes Library, Penn State Harrisburg** Ruben and Lou live together, two nomads traveling gig to gig on an endless American tour. Their music is loud, frenzied and passionate, until one day Ruben is overwhelmed by a severe ringing in his ears, which quickly gives way to deafness. Ruben is suddenly overcome by anxiety, depression, and soon enough his past addictions begin to surface.
This powerful documentary uses real life experiences from Deaf people of varied social, racial, and educational backgrounds showing how audism does lasting and harmful damage. This film is in sign language with optional English, Spanish, or Canadian French subtitles.
**Streaming for Authorized Penn State Users via AVON (Alexander Street Press).** After 65 years of silence, Paul and Sally Taylor decide to undergo cochlear implant surgery and explore a totally unfamiliar world -- the realm of sound. In this deeply personal memoir, the filmmaker documents her deaf parents' complex decision to undergo this risky and controversial medical procedure,( the only one that can actually restore this sense). This is a magical and deeply moving story of two people who embark on an extraordinary journey from silence to sound.