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Icarus Films

Overview
Works: 1,115 works in 2,180 publications in 8 languages and 37,696 library holdings
Genres: Documentary films  Nonfiction films  Drama  Comedy films  Films à clef  Political films  Biographical films  History  Trials, litigation, etc  Historical films 
Roles: Distributor, Publisher, fds, prn, Producer, Director
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works about Icarus Films
 
Most widely held works by Icarus Films
Primary colors by Mike Nichols( Visual )

4 editions published between 1998 and 2013 in English and held by 920 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Buscando alguien en quien creer, el joven idealista Henry Burton (Adrian Lester), se une a la campaña presidencial por un brillante estratega político, una leal fanática responsable de seguridad, una bella publicista en busca de amor, y por supuesto a Jack. La campaña enredada en un escándalo sexual, desemmascara un mundo que alterna entre la mentira, el amor, la desilución, y una ambigua realidad que forma parte de la vida de todos los norteamericanos."--Envase
Nostalgia de la luz = Nostalgia for the light( Visual )

4 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in Spanish and held by 441 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Director Patricio Guzman travels to the driest place on earth, Chile's Atacama Desert, where astronomers examine distant galaxies, archaeologists uncover traces of ancient civilizations, and women dig for the remains of disappeared relatives
War photographer( Visual )

2 editions published in 2003 in Multiple languages and English and held by 431 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

James Nachtwey has been very close to the subjects he photographs and has been that way for over 20 years - a time period in which he has not missed a single war. Follow as James goes from Kosovo to the West Bank to Indonesia as he searches for pictures he can publish. This committed, shy man, is considered one of the bravest and most important war photographers of our time
The Loving story( Visual )

6 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 404 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Documentary about the case of Richard & Mildred Loving, a white man & a black woman who were convicted by the state of Virginia for the crime of marrying across racial lines in the late 1950s
Under the sun( Visual )

5 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in Korean and held by 396 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A rare, jaw-dropping glimpse of everyday life in the North Korean capital of Pyongyang: Zin-Mi is an adorable 8-year-old girl, who, as she prepares to join the prestigious Children's Union, participates in colorful, joyous patriotic school pageants, eats delicious evening meals at her family's well-appointed apartment, and is doted on by her attractive parents who work in model factories that regularly exceed their production targets. Sounds too good to be true? Of course it is." -- Container
The great flood( Visual )

7 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 363 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Mississippi River Flood of 1927 was the most destructive river flood in American history. In the spring of 1927, the river broke out of its earthen embankments in 145 places and inundated 27,000 square miles. Part of its legacy was the forced exodus of displaced sharecroppers, who left plantation life and migrated to Northern cities, adapting to an industrial society with its own set of challenges. Musically, the Great Migration fueled the evolution of acoustic blues to electric blues bands that thrived in cities like Memphis, Detroit and Chicago becoming the wellspring for R&B and rock as well as developing jazz styles. THE GREAT FLOOD is a collaboration between filmmaker and multimedia artist Bill Morrison and guitarist and composer Bill Frisell inspired by the 1927 catastrophe
La batalla de Chile : la lucha de un pueblo sin armas = The battle of Chile : the struggle of an unarmed people( Visual )

2 editions published in 2009 in Spanish and held by 326 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La batalla de Chile : "On September 11, 1973, President Salvador Allende's democratically-elected Chilean government was overthrown in a bloody coup by General Augusto Pinochet's army. Patricio Guzmán and five colleagues had been filming the political developments in Chile throughout the nine months leading up to that day. The bombing of the Presidential Palace, during which Allende died, would now become the ending for Guzmán's seminal documentary ... [a] chronicle of that country's open and peaceful socialist revolution, and of the violent counter-revolution against it."--Container
Our daily bread by Nikolaus Geyrhalter( Visual )

8 editions published between 2005 and 2015 in English and German and held by 316 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Welcome to the world of industrial food production and high-tech farming! To the rhythm of conveyor belts and immense machines, Our Daily Bread looks without commenting into the places where food is produced in Europe: monumental spaces, surreal landscapes and bizarre sounds - a cool, industrial environment which leaves little space for individualism. People, animals, crops and machines play a supporting role in the logistics of this system which provides our society's standard of living. There is no voiceover or music, just the sound and rhythms of conveyer belts and machinery. The stunning visuals which range from absorbing and lovely to horrifying speak for themselves as indictments of the industry and its cruelty to both land and animals."--Back of container
Rebels on pointe( Visual )

4 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 274 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Exploring universal themes of identity, dreams and family, this film is the first-ever documentary film celebrating the world famous Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo. The notorious all-male, drag ballet company was founded over 40 years ago in New York City on the heels of the Stonewall riots, and has a passionate cult following around the world. The film juxtaposes intimate behind-the-scenes access, rich archives and history, engaging character driven stories, and dance performances shot in North America, Europe and Japan
Loin du Việt-Nam = Far from Vietnam by Chris Marker( Visual )

7 editions published between 2013 and 2018 in French and English and held by 262 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Initiated and edited by Chris Marker, Far from Vietnam is an epic 1967 collaboration between cinema greats Jean-Luc Godard, Joris Ivens, William Klein, Claude Lelouch and Alain Resnais in protest of American military involvement in Vietnam--made, per Marker's narration, 'to affirm, by the exercise of their craft, their solidarity with the Vietnamese people in struggle against aggression.' A truly collaborative effort, the film brings together an array of stylistically disparate contributions, none individually credited, under a unified editorial vision. The elements span documentary footage shot in North and South Vietnam and at anti-war demonstrations in the United States; a fictional vignette and a monologue that dramatize the self-interrogation of European intellectuals; interviews with Fidel Castro and Anne Morrison, widow of Norman Morrison, the Quaker pacifist who burned himself alive on the steps of the White House in 1965; an historical overview of the conflict; reflections from French journalist Michèle Ray; and a range of repurposed media material."--Www.icarusfilms.com
El velador = The night watchman( Visual )

5 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in Spanish and held by 256 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Award-winning filmmaker Natalia Almada depicts the brutality of Mexico's drug warthrough the quiet that falls between the moments of violence. The film follows a night watchman in a Culiacan cemetery, a place populated with large mausoleums of Mexico's most notorious drug lords. Almada's beautiful portrait of daily life in the cemetery sits at the intersection between those who live there and those who rest there
Nostalgia de la luz = Nostalgia for the light( Visual )

2 editions published in 2010 in Spanish and held by 256 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Guzman travels 10,000 feet above sea level to the driest place on earth, the Atacama Desert. There astronomers from all over the world gather atop the mountains to observe the stars and the sky is so translucent, allowing them to see right to the boundaries of the universe. The Atacama is also the place where the harsh heat of the sun keeps human remains intact: those of Pre-Columbian mummies; 19th century explorers and miners; and the remains of political prisoners, "disappeared" by the Chilean army after the military coup of September, 1973. So while astronomers examine the most distant and oldest galaxies, at the foot of the mountains, women, surviving relatives of the disappeared whose bodies were dumped here, search, even after twenty-five years, for the remains of their loved ones, to reclaim their families' histories
Dreams rewired by Manu Luksch( Visual )

5 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 244 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rare archival footage culled from hundreds of films from the 1880s through the 1930s, narrated by Tilda Swinton
Blind by Eskil Vogt( Visual )

5 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in Norwegian and held by 235 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ingrid lithe, beautiful, and married to an up-and-coming architect, is a woman contending with the recent loss of vision. While attempting to navigate a world without sight, she spends her days reconstructing the visual world by writing salacious stories that slowly morph into fantasies about her husband and other characters that may or may not actually exist. When real-life crashes into Ingrid's creations, she must finally come to terms with her new reality
Fold crumple crush : the art of El Anatsui( Visual )

3 editions published between 2011 and 2018 in English and held by 218 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A powerful portrait of Africa's most widely acclaimed contemporary artist. An insider's view of the artist's practice, the ingenious steps and thousands of hours of labor that convert used bottle tops into huge, opulent wall hangings. Behind the charming, easy-going artist we meet a man mysterious even to his dearest friends. The film circles around Anatsui -- we see the celebrated artist at the Venice Biennale, in his home town, inside his studio directing a score of assistants
El Sicario : room 164 by Gianfranco Rosi( Visual )

5 editions published in 2011 in Spanish and English and held by 213 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In an anonymous motel room, a Ciudad Juarez hitman speaks. He has killed hundreds of people and is an expert in torture and kidnapping. He was simultaneously on the payroll of the Mexican drug cartels and a commander of the Police. There is currently a $250,000 contract on his life. With his face obscured by a hood, he tells his story. Aided only by a marker and notepad, with which he illustrates and diagrams his words, he describes in astounding detail his life of crime, murder, abduction, torture
Tie dao = The iron ministry( Visual )

5 editions published between 2014 and 2016 in Chinese and English and held by 206 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Filmed over three years on China's railways, J. P. Sniadecki's masterful documentary traces the vast interiors of a country on the move: flesh and metal, clangs and squeals, light and dark, language and gesture. Scores of rail journeys come together into one, capturing the thrills and anxieties of social and technological transformation. THE IRON MINISTRY immerses audiences in fleeting relationships and uneasy encounters between humans and machines on what will soon be the world's largest railway network"--Container
Operation filmmaker by Nina Davenport( Visual )

2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 201 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Touched by the plight of an aspiring Iraqi filmmaker whose dreams of working in Hollywood seemed to fall with Baghdad, American filmmaker Liev Schreiber invites the ambitious wannabe director to intern on Everything Is Illuminated, to unexpected results. In 2004, just one year after the United States launched a devastating attack on Baghdad, MTV ran a story about a 25-year-old Iraqi film student named Muthana Mohmed, who remained determined not to let the strife that consumed his country consume his dreams as well. At the time, American actor Schreiber was preparing to make his directorial debut with the film Everything Is Illuminated. After seeing the documentary on television, Schreiber was consumed by guilt for having so many amazing opportunities in the film industry and determined to give Mohmed the chance of a lifetime by inviting him to join the production of Everything Is Illuminated in the Czech Republic. Common wisdom dictates that "the road to hell is paved with good intentions," however, and as Mohmed attempted to balance the complications of living away from home for the first time with the cultural issues that arise while working with an all-American film crew, the situation quickly began to deteriorate."
Middletown( Visual )

2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 197 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Inspired by the studies of Robert and Helen Lynd in 1929 and 1935, this classic six-part series by Academy Award and Emmy winner Peter Davis explores both the continuity and the change embodied in the people and institutions of one Midwestern community: Muncie, Indiana. Includes a bonus 16-page booklet with new essays be Peter Davis and research consultant, Professor Joseph Trimmer
Presumed guilty by Roberto Hernández( Visual )

4 editions published between 2009 and 2018 in Spanish and held by 194 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In December 2005 Toño Zuniga was picked up off the street in Mexico City, Mexico, and sentenced to 20 years for a murder he knew nothing about. A friend of Toño's contacted two young lawyers, Roberto Hernández and Layda Negrete, who gained prominence in Mexico when they helped bring about the release of another innocent man from prison. Looking into Toño's case, Roberto and Layda managed to get a retrial--on camera--and enlisted the help of filmmaker Geoffrey Smith to chronicle the saga. Shot over three years with unprecedented access to the Mexican courts and prisons, this dramatic story is a searing indictment of a justice system that presumes guilt"--Container
 
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