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New Yorker Films

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Works: 356 works in 758 publications in 10 languages and 24,111 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Documentary films  Nonfiction films  Film adaptations  History  Personal narratives  Interviews  Historical films  Biography  Biographical films 
Roles: Production personnel, Producer, Distributor
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Most widely held works by New Yorker Films
My architect by Nathaniel Kahn( Visual )

12 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in English and held by 1,052 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nathaniel Kahn documents the life and works of his father, Louis Kahn
Shoah by Claude Lanzmann( Visual )

16 editions published between 1985 and 2004 in 3 languages and held by 945 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The number of people that lived through the Second World War and the Holocaust dwindles significantly every day. Shoah--a Hebrew word variously translated as annihilation, cataclysm, chaos, or catastrophe--approached the tragedy of the Holocaust in a new and novel way: no archival footage, no newsreels, no black and white still photographs. There are instead interviews with ordinary people speaking in ordinary voices of days that had become ordinary to them: Jewish survivors, former Nazis, Polish peasants, American scholars, and others. Each person describes details which are woven together to present a Holocaust much larger and much more complicated than a viewer could begin to imagine. It is not a documentary, not journalism, not propaganda, not political. It is an act of witness
Safar-i Qandahār = Kandahar by Muḥsin Makhmalbāf( Visual )

1 edition published in 2003 in Persian and held by 891 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nafas is a young Afghan journalist who has taken refuge in Canada. When she receives a desperate letter from her little sister, who was forced to stay behind after being crippled by a land mine, Nafas immediately returns. Having grown deeply depressed by the situation for herself and all women living under the Taliban regime, Nafas' sister has decided to end her own life before the imminently approaching eclipse of the sun. With only three days left, Nafas must make the dangerous journey across the Iran-Afghanistan border to save her. DVD
Moolaadé by Ousmane Sembène( Visual )

6 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in Dyula and Bambara and held by 731 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the village of Djerisso, women tend to their work and children, while men debate in the mosque and make the rules. One day, four young girls appear on Collé's doorstep seeking sanctuary from their coming 'purification' ceremony. Years ago, Collé refused to allow her daughter to undergo the procedure. She takes them in and declares a moolaadé, a protective spirit, or safe zone that will bring a terrible curse upon anyone who breaks it. Thus begins a standoff that escalates into a bloody showdown between tradition and modernization, men and women, and progress and stagnation. Confronting the village elders and red-robed priestesses who perform the ritual, Collé has eyes saddened by experience, but made righteously fiery with the hope that she can reduce the misery of future generations. At 81, Mr. Sembene has made a masterpiece, both a critique of traditional forms of authority and a celebration of the warmth and dynamism of African village life
My dog Tulip by Paul Fierlinger( Visual )

2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 618 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The distinguished British man of letters, Ackerley hardly thought of himself as a dog lover when, well into middle age, he came to adopt Tulip, a beautiful yet intolerable 18-month-old German shepherd. To his surprise, she turned out to be the love of his life, the 'ideal friend' he had been searching for in vain for so many years. In vivid and sometimes startling detail, the film reveals Tulip's sassy, often erratic behavior
Bad ma ra khahad bord = The wind will carry us by Abbas Kiarostami( Visual )

7 editions published between 1999 and 2002 in 3 languages and held by 584 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A group of men from the city traverse the rural Iranian countryside, looking for the village of Siah Dareh, following directions such as "turn left at the big tree on top of the hill," seemingly lost. The driver, respectfully called "Engineer" by the villagers, is in this remote location to record a funeral ritual that will follow the death of a woman reputed to be more than 100 years old. As he waits and she rallies, he becomes a figure of some amusement in the valley--whenever his cell phone beeps, he charges to higher ground in his Land Rover in order to get proper reception. And as he waits to complete his task, he is transformed from a nosy outsider into a reverent observer, seeing all the transient beauty and eternal wonder of the human experience in one poor, small, rural village
Xala by Ousmane Sembène( Visual )

8 editions published between 1974 and 2005 in French and held by 583 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on Sembene's novel, a savage and funny satire on the impotence of young African nations over-dependent on European technology and white bureaucratic structures
Rue Cases-Nègres = Sugar cane alley by Euzhan Palcy( Visual )

2 editions published between 1983 and 2004 in French and held by 568 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in Martinique in 1931, this film paints a rich portrait of native life under French colonial rule, filtered through the coming-of-age of a bright, sweetly opportunistic black boy learning to reconcile the value of his shanty-town roots with the education opportunities that beckon him to the big city
Fire by Deepa Mehta( Visual )

12 editions published between 1999 and 2013 in English and held by 548 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a barren, arranged marriage to an amateur swami who seeks enlightenment through celibacy, Radha's life takes an irresistible turn when her beautiful young sister-in-law seeks to free herself from the confines of her own loveless marriage and falls into the supple embrace of Radha
Wandafuru raifu = After life by Hirokazu Koreeda( Visual )

7 editions published between 1998 and 2007 in Japanese and held by 541 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Kore-eda's thought-provoking vision; the newly deceased find themselves in a way station somewhere between Heaven and Earth. With the help of dedicated caseworkers, each soul is given three days to choose one cherished memory for their life that they will relive for eternity. As the film reveals, recognizing happiness and finding a life's worth of meaning in a single event is no simple task
Bamako by Abderrahmane Sissako( Visual )

7 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in French and held by 539 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Melé, a bar singer, and her unemployed husband Chaka are on the verge of breaking up. In the courtyard of the house they share with other families in Bamako, the capital city of Mali, African civil society representatives have taken proceedings against such international financial institutions as the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund, whom they blame for Africa's woes. As numerous trial witnesses air bracing indictments against the multinational economic machinery that haunts them, life in the courtyard presses forward
Paragraph 175 by Robert P Epstein( Visual )

5 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in English and held by 526 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Historian Klaus Müller interviews survivors of the Nazi persecution of homosexuals, many of whom were interred in concentration camps during World War II because of the German Penal Code of 1871, Paragraph 175, which states: An unnatural sex act committed between persons of the male sex or by humans with animals is punishable by imprisonment; the loss of civil rights may also be imposed
The life and times of Allen Ginsberg( Visual )

4 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in English and held by 502 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Depicts Allen Ginsberg, an American poet and social activist in the different decades of his life and activities
L'Atalante by Jean Vigo( Visual )

6 editions published between 1990 and 2003 in French and held by 473 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Juliette marries Jean, she comes to live with him aboard the barge "L'Atalante", where they travel along the Seine River. The bride, becomes bored and leaves the ship for Paris where she starts flirting with other men
Jazz on a summer's day by Bert Stern( Visual )

8 editions published between 1959 and 2011 in English and held by 433 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Enshrined in the National Film Registry in 1999, Bert Stern's 1959 film offers precisely what its title promises. Along with a wealth of great music, the film subtly conveys the economic differences between the music's origins and Newport's wealthy citizens, and highlights the concentration and playfulness of great musicians by photographing them as intimately as possible. Despite the title, this concert film's performances--captured over the course of a weekend during the 1958 Newport Jazz Festival--really shine when night falls. As a documentary, it stylishly immortalizes transcendently beautiful music played on a glorious day, suggesting in the process that film might have no higher purpose
My dinner with André by Louis Malle( Visual )

7 editions published between 1998 and 2005 in English and held by 425 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two old friends meet in a chic New York restaurant where Andre recounts his mystical adventures of the last two years. The focus then turns to the relationship between the two men and their different ideas concerning the purpose of life
Blossoms of fire( Visual )

6 editions published between 2000 and 2006 in Spanish and English and held by 409 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Documentarist Maureen Gosling captures the creative, and outspoken spirit of the Zapotec women of southern Oaxaca, Mexico in this exuberant portrait of an often mis-represented culture. It's a society marked by female independence, progressive politics, and an unusual tolerance of homosexuality. Juchitecan women, celebrated by artists Frida Kahlo and Miguel Covarrubias, run their own businesses, embroider their signature fiery blossoms on clothing, and work with the men in their community to preserve the soul of their traditional culture
They call it Myanmar : lifting the curtain by Robert Lieberman( Visual )

2 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 408 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Shot clandestinely over three years by best-selling novelist and filmmaker Robert H. Lieberman, this film with its stunning footage provides an astonishing and intimate look inside what has been one of the most isolated countries on the planet With an exclusive perspective provided by Nobel Peace Prize winner Aung San Suu Kyi, this film brings a human dimension to a country that remains a mystery to much of the world"--Container
Maboroshi no hikari by Hirokazu Koreeda( Visual )

7 editions published between 1996 and 2000 in Japanese and English and held by 383 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La soledad, el amor y la muerte se reflejan en esta historia de dos jóvenes que, después de casarse, él muere arrollado por un tren
Pixote : a lei do mais fraco by Hector Babenco( Visual )

6 editions published between 1981 and 2001 in Portuguese and held by 377 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Ten-year-old Pixote (Portuguese slang for 'Peewee') is one of three million homeless children in Brazil. Hauled off to a crowded detention center, wide-eyed Pixote witnesses rapes, beatings and other acts of random violence by both the guards and the inmates. With the transvestite Lilica and his lover Dito, Pixote escapes from the reform school where he and his friends hit the streets alone, embarking on a life of violence and crime."--Container
 
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