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Film & Cinema Research: Find a Film

Intro guide to film & cinema research; library resources; online resources; collections; etc.


Polite Society Poster

Polite Society

A merry mashup of sisterly affection, parental disappointment, and bold action, Polite Society follows martial artist-in-training Ria Khan, who believes she must save her older sister Lena from her impending marriage. After enlisting the help of her friends, Ria attempts to pull off the most ambitious of all wedding heists in the name of independence and sisterhood.

Searching the Catalog

To narrow to video formats follow the falling instructions

  1. Using the Advanced Search option in the library Catalog.
  2. Scroll down to the "And have these attributes" section
  3. Under "Resource Type" select "Video" from the dropdown menu
  4. Now can search using Keyword, Title, Author, Subject, Release Year....
  5. Streaming materials can also be found the same way and will appear in your results when they meet the search requirements.

Using FilmFinder

The Filmfinder search tool is located on the on the Media & Design Center Homepage. Similar to the advanced catalog search the Filmfinder helps to limit your search to just those Videos and DVDs found in the MDC collection. The Filmfinder not only facilities searches for works by a specific director or performer, title, year of release or by using keywords but you can search by genre and by which country produced the work.

This tool has the unique function of allowing you to look at items that have recently added to the collection. Just click on the Browse New title tab to see a list of those items amassed in the last week, month or three months.


Media Librarian

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Winifred Metz
Media & Design Center,
Undergraduate Library
(919) 962-4099

Can't Find it @ UNC

Can't find the film you're looking for at the MDC?  Here's a list of sites online that might offer it free or for a fee