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Icarus Films

Works: 943 works in 1,624 publications in 9 languages and 31,104 library holdings
Genres: Documentary films  Nonfiction films  Drama  Biographical films  Comedy films  Films à clef  Political films  History  Trials, litigation, etc  Interviews 
Roles: Distributor, Publisher, Producer, fds, prn
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 )

4 editions published between 1998 and 2013 in English and held by 928 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 by Patricio Guzmán( Visual )

8 editions published between 2010 and 2016 in Spanish and held by 705 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 )

5 editions published between 2001 and 2013 in English and Multiple languages and held by 443 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, from Kosovo to the West Bank to Indonesia. Nachtewy, committed, compassionate, and self-effacing, is considered one of the bravest and most important war photographers of his time
The Loving story( Visual )

5 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 396 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
The great flood by Paolo Uccello( Visual )

6 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 365 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La crue du printemps 1927, la plus dévastatrice qu'aient connue les États-Unis, a considérablement bouleversé le paysage culturel et géographique du pays. L'une des conséquences fut un exode massif des métayers. Des milliers d'habitants, la plupart afro-américains, trouvent refuge dans les grandes villes du Nord. Le blues acoustique de la région du Mississippi se transforme progressivement au contact des guitares électriques de Chicago. Musicalement, la "Great migration" des Noirs ruraux du Sud aux villes du Nord a vu le Blues de Delta s'électrifier et réinterprété comme le Blues de Chicago, le Rhythm and blues et le Rock 'n' roll. Les images d'archives réunies par le cinéaste Bill Morrison témoignent de cette période charnière de l'histoire américaine
Under the sun( Visual )

3 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in Korean and held by 362 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
La batalla de Chile : la lucha de un pueblo sin armas = The battle of Chile : the struggle of an unarmed people( Visual )

3 editions published in 2009 in Spanish and held by 324 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 321 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
El velador = The night watchman( Visual )

4 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in Spanish and held by 258 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Night after night, Martin watches over the extravagant mausoleums of Mexico's most notorious drug lords like a guardian angel. Set in a massive, labyrinthine cemetery in the hours between dusk and dawn, Natalia Almada's haunting documentary reminds us that even today, during the turmoil of Mexico's bloodiest conflict since the revolution, ordinary life persists. El Velador is a film about violence without violence
Blind by Eskil Vogt( Visual )

2 editions published in 2015 in Norwegian and held by 242 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
Loin du Việt-Nam = Far from Vietnam by Chris Marker( Visual )

4 editions published in 2013 in English and French and held by 239 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The film is an epic 1967 collaboration between great cinema directors, in protest of American military involvement in Vietnam
Dreams rewired by Manu Luksch( Visual )

3 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 235 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rare archival footage culled from hundreds of films from the 1880s to the 1930s, narrated by Tilda Swinton
Operation filmmaker by Nina Davenport( Visual )

2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 215 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."
El Sicario : room 164 by Gianfranco Rosi( Visual )

5 editions published in 2011 in Spanish and English and held by 215 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Ciudad Juarez hitman known as El Sicario tells of his experiences working for the Mexican drug cartels
Tie dao = The iron ministry( Visual )

1 edition published in 2014 in Chinese and held by 207 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
Middletown( Visual )

2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 204 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
You got to move : stories of change in the south by Lucy Massie Phenix( Visual )

1 edition published in 1985 in English and held by 196 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
Fold crumple crush : the art of El Anatsui( Visual )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 190 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
Thar-lo = Tharlo( Visual )

2 editions published in 2016 in Tibetan and held by 185 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tharlo is a Tibetan shepherd, used to living with little human contact. Visiting a Tibetan town in Qinghai province to obtain a proper ID card from the local police station, Tharlo surprises Police Chief Dorje by reciting from memory a lengthy excerpt from one of Chairman Mao's essays. But things develop in a romantic rather than a political direction. To prepare for his ID photo, Tharlo needs his hair washed, and so meets Yangtso, a beautiful local hairdresser. Their courtship is both exquisitely awkward and enthrallingly suspenseful
Salvador Allende : a film by Patricio Guzmán( Visual )

3 editions published between 2004 and 2016 in Spanish and held by 182 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
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