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Film & Streaming Media : Find a Film

Curated guide for faculty and students using film & streaming media.

Searching the Catalog

To narrow to both streaming and physical video formats:

  1. Using the Advanced Search option in the library Catalog.
  2. Scroll down to "AND have these attributes" 
  3. Under Resource Type, Select Video from the dropdown
  4. Now you can search using Keyword, Title, Author, Subject, Release Year....
  5. These results will include both streaming and physical video curated or held in the Libraries

Using FilmFinder

The Filmfinder search tool is located on the Media & Design Center Homepage. Similar to the advanced catalog search, the Filmfinder helps to limit your search to video 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 what 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.

Can't Find it @ the MDC Try -

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:


Movie poster for Circo


Gorgeously filmed along the back roads of rural Mexico, Circo follows the Ponce family's hardscrabble circus as it struggles to stay together despite mounting debt, dwindling audiences, and a simmering family conflict. Tino, the ringmaster, is driven by his dream to lead his parents' circus to success and corrals the energy of his whole family, including his four young children, towards their singular goal. But his wife Ivonne is determined to make a change.