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Icarus Films

Works: 626 works in 889 publications in 3 languages and 15,527 library holdings
Genres: Drama  History  Biography  Interviews  Trials, litigation, etc  Case studies  Exhibition catalogs  Popular works  Pictorial works  Documentary films 
Roles: Distributor, Producer
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Most widely held works about Icarus Films
Most widely held works by Icarus Films
Primary colors by Mike Nichols ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1998 and 2013 in English and held by 810 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Jack Stanton is a virtually unknown Southern governor on a quest for the White House with his strong, savvy and equally ambitious wife, Susan. Running against the odds, the Stantons need all the help they can get from their extremely colorful political team. Together, they take off on a hilarious, heart-wrenching and ultimately history-making roller coaster ride to the top
Nostalgia de la luz Nostalgia for the light ( Visual )
5 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in Spanish and held by 582 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 by Christian Frei ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in English and held by 429 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 )
2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 302 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
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 281 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 )
3 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 254 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A spectacular visual essay composed of epic tableaus, a haunting vision of our modern food industry, and the methods and technology utilized for mass production
Operation filmmaker ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 243 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."
You got to move stories of change in the south ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1985 in English and held by 242 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Illustrates various efforts at social community organizations to effect change including the civil rights education projects at Highlander; and citizen's actions against toxic waste dumping and strip mining in Kentucky and Tennessee
El velador the night watchman ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in Spanish and held by 207 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Award-winning filmmaker Natalia Almada depicts the brutality of Mexico's drug war through 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
Middletown ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 196 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
The life and times of Sara Baartman "The Hottentot Venus" ( Visual )
2 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 193 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A documentary film of the life a Khoikhoi woman who was taken from South Africa in 1810 and exhibited as a freak across Britain. The image and ideas for "The Hottentot Venus" (particularly the interest in her sexual anatomy) swept through British popular culture. A court battle waged by abolitionists to free her from her exhibitors failed. In 1814, a year before her death, she was taken to France and became the object of scientific research that formed the bedrock of European ideas about black female sexuality
Four voices stories of community based education ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1987 in English and held by 178 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
By using community based education the problems of homelessness, displacement, and unemployment are being addressed by four community organizations
A Veiled revolution ( Visual )
3 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 170 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Discusses the modern Egyptian Muslim woman's question of whether to wear modest dress and the veil or Western dress. Also discusses the proper role of women in a modern Islamic society, with specific attention to the recent practice of women entering mosques to hold study meetings. Looks at the struggle for women's rights in Egypt within the framework of their own Islamic traditions
Facing ovarian cancer a woman's guide to ovarian cancer ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 150 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Presents information on ovarian cancer. Includes interviews with gynecological oncologists, nurses, psychologists, and social workers
Fold crumple crush the art of El Anatsui ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 143 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 ( Visual )
3 editions published in 2011 in Spanish and held by 142 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Ciudad Juarez hitman known as El Sicario tells of his experiences working for the Mexican drug cartels
Khyi rgan Lao gou = Old dog ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2011 in Tibetan and held by 136 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A family on the Himalayan plains discovers their dog is worth a fortune, but selling it comes at a terrible price. The Tibetan nomad mastiff is an exotic prize dog in China, fetching as much as millions of dollars from wealthy Chinese. When a young man notices several thefts of mastiffs from Tibetan farm families, he decides to sell his family's dog before it is stolen and sold on the black market. His father, an aging Tibetan herder, is furious when he discovers their dog missing. When the father seeks to buy the dog back, it leads to a series of tragicomic events that threaten to tear the family apart, while showing the erosion of Tibetan culture under the pressures of contemporary society
Salvador Allende a film by Patricio Guzmán ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2004 in Spanish and held by 132 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Presenta un recuento de la vida del ex presidente chileno Salvador Allende, desde su infancia en Valparaíso hasta su muerte producto del golpe miltar del general Pinochet el 11 de setiembre de 1973
Our house kids of gay and lesbian parents ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 130 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Explores what it's like to grow up in a house with gay or lesbian parents, through interviews with sons and daughters of five families, all with different backgrounds, religious beliefs, and gender
Seeds of hunger ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 120 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"With the world of agriculture confronting the impact of such factors as global warming, population urbanization trends, changes in eating habits, and increased use of grain for biofuels, [this film] outlines the shape of an impending global food crisis. Filmed in Africa, China, Latin America, and the U.S., [the film] examines issues involved in creating such a crisis, including the politics of food security and scarcity, declining food production, and the need for increased production to meet population growth, the impact of genetically modified foods, water shortages, famine, food aid programs, the loss of crop land, and national food production, distribution and export policies."--Container
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Alternative Names
English (26)
Spanish (15)
Tibetan (1)