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New Yorker Films

Works: 345 works in 675 publications in 10 languages and 24,157 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Documentary films  Nonfiction films  History  Film adaptations  Biography  Biographical films  Personal narratives  Interviews  Historical films 
Roles: Production personnel, Distributor, Producer
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Most widely held works about New Yorker Films
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 1,058 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nathaniel Kahn documents the life and works of his father, Louis Kahn. Louis Kahn had an "official" family, including his wife Esther and daughter Sue Ann. He had two other secret families: with fellow architect Anne Tyng he had a daughter, Alexandra, and with his colleague Harriet Pattison he had Nathaniel
Shoah by Claude Lanzmann( Visual )

16 editions published between 1985 and 2004 in 3 languages and held by 982 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 920 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Filmed on the Iran/Afghanistan border using a semi-documentary style, Kandahar chronicles the perilous journey undertaken by an expatriate female journalist, Nafas, to reach the city of Kandahar, where she hopes to rescue her sister from committing suicide. Her journey is told through a series of vignettes, each one of which lifts the veil on the abrogation of freedom for women under the Taliban, the general poverty and hardship experienced by all Afghans, and the indoctrination of young boys into violence and religion
Moolaadé by Ousmane Sembène( Visual )

4 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in Dyula and Bambara and held by 740 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 little 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 643 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of a man who rescues a German shepherd and how the two become fast friends
Bad ma ra khahad bord = The wind will carry us by Abbas Kiarostami( Visual )

5 editions published between 1999 and 2002 in 3 languages and held by 592 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 )

7 editions published between 1974 and 2005 in French and held by 586 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 564 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 )

9 editions published between 1999 and 2006 in English and held by 547 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 Sita seeks to free herself from the confines of her own loveless marriage and into the supple embrace of Radha
Bamako by Abderrahmane Sissako( Visual )

6 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in French and held by 540 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 by Hirokazu Koreeda( Visual )

4 editions published between 1998 and 2007 in Japanese and held by 537 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A group of newly-dead people are in a half-way station between heaven and earth where they are given three days to choose a favorite memory which they will relive for eternity
Paragraph 175 by Robert P Epstein( Visual )

4 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in English and held by 529 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Looks at the persecution of homosexuals during the Third Reich. German historian Klaus Müller interviews surviving victims who recount their experiences
The life and times of Allen Ginsberg( Visual )

4 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in English and held by 509 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 487 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 )

5 editions published between 1959 and 2000 in English and held by 435 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 432 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two old friends meet in a chic New York restaurant, where Andre recounts his mystical adventures of the past two years. The focus then turns to the relationship between the two men, their innermost feelings and loves, and their different ideas concerning the purpose of life. When the check eventually comes, one of them will have been profoundly changed
Blossoms of fire( Visual )

5 editions published between 2000 and 2006 in English and Spanish and held by 421 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 412 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 )

4 editions published between 1996 and 2000 in Japanese and held by 394 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Haunted by the loss of her grandmother many years before, a young mother struggles to come to terms with the sudden mystifying loss of her husband
Pixote : a lei do mais fraco by Hector Babenco( Visual )

6 editions published between 1981 and 2001 in Portuguese and held by 381 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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My architect
ShoahMoolaadéBad ma ra khahad bord = The wind will carry usPixote : a lei do mais fraco