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New Yorker Films

Works: 318 works in 659 publications in 10 languages and 24,234 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Documentary films  Nonfiction films  Film adaptations  History  Personal narratives  Biography  Historical films  Interviews  Biographical films 
Roles: Production personnel, Distributor, Producer
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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 1,071 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Director Nathaniel Kahn searches to understand his father, noted architect Louis Kahn, who died bankrupt and alone in 1974. 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 )

15 editions published between 1985 and 2004 in 3 languages and held by 1,004 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 933 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After receiving a desperate letter from her little sister forced to stay behind in Afghanistan, Nafas, a young journalist who has taken refuge in Canada, immediately returns to her country
Moolaadé by Ousmane Sembène( Visual )

4 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in Dyula and Bambara and held by 734 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 655 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 2009 in 3 languages and held by 606 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 )

6 editions published between 1974 and 2005 in French and held by 587 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 561 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From talented young filmmaker Euzhan Palcy, comes a deeply personal film exploring the life-affirming power of hope. It is based on the novel by Joseph Zobel. Sugar Cane Alley portrays the lives of a sensitive, mischievous boy and his determined grandmother in their struggle to rise above an existence filled with poverty and dispair. Subsisting with other black families in a sugar plantation shantytown, Grandma knows that there is only one path that will save her eleven-year-old Jose from his bleak future: education
Fire by Deepa Mehta( Visual )

8 editions published between 1999 and 2006 in English and held by 555 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."--Container
Paragraph 175 by Robert P Epstein( Visual )

4 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in English and held by 535 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
Bamako by Abderrahmane Sissako( Visual )

5 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in French and held by 534 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
The life and times of Allen Ginsberg( Visual )

4 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in English and held by 517 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Depicts Allen Ginsberg, an American poet and social activist in the different decades of his life and activities; the director's cut updates the film to include information about Ginserg's death
L'Atalante by Jean Vigo( Visual )

5 editions published between 1990 and 2003 in French and held by 495 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young wife becomes bored with her life aboard her husband's river barge and is lured by the delights of Paris
My dinner with André by Louis Malle( Visual )

6 editions published between 1998 and 2005 in English and held by 449 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
Jazz on a summer's day by Bert Stern( Visual )

5 editions published between 1959 and 2000 in English and held by 436 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
Blossoms of fire( Visual )

4 editions published between 2000 and 2006 in English and Spanish and held by 427 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 416 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 400 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

5 editions published between 1981 and 2001 in Portuguese and held by 382 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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