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Icarus Films

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Works: 685 works in 978 publications in 5 languages and 17,306 library holdings
Genres: Drama  History  Biography  Trials, litigation, etc  Interviews  Exhibition catalogs  Case studies  Popular works  Pictorial works 
Roles: Distributor, Producer
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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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 821 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 605 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
War photographer by Christian Frei ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in English and held by 427 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 325 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 282 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 266 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 239 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 233 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
The great flood ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 216 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
El velador the night watchman ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in Spanish and held by 213 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
The life and times of Sara Baartman "The Hottentot Venus" by Zola Maseko ( Visual )
2 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 208 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
Middletown ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 200 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 (HEARTS AND MINDS) explores both the continuity and the change embodied in the people and institutions of one Midwestern community: Muncie, Indiana
Loin du Việt-Nam ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2013 in French and held by 182 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
Four voices stories of community based education ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1987 in English and held by 175 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 169 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Discusses the modern Egyptian Muslim woman's decision of whether or not to wear modest dress and the veil, as opposed to 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 stuggle for women's rights in Egypt within the framework of their own Islamic traditions
El Sicario room 164 ( Visual )
3 editions published in 2011 in Spanish and held by 162 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Ciudad Juarez hitman known as El Sicario tells of his experiences working for the Mexican drug cartels
Facing ovarian cancer a woman's guide to ovarian cancer ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 160 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Presents information on ovarian cancer. Includes interviews with gynecological oncologists, nurses, psychologists, and social workers. Covers: symptoms; seeking a diagnosis; prognosis; treatment options; surgery; coping with chemotherapy, hair-loss, and self-image; care and support; follow-up care; recurrence
Fold crumple crush the art of El Anatsui ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 159 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
Khyi rgan Lao gou = Old dog ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2011 in Tibetan and held by 143 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
The machine which makes everything disappear ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2012 in Georgian and held by 134 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"A filmmaker puts out a casting call for young adults, aged 15 to 23. The director wants to make a film about growing up in her home country, Georgia, and find commonalities across social and ethnic lines. She travels through cities and villages interviewing the candidates who responded and filming their daily lives. The boys and girls who responded to the call are radically different from one another, as are their personal reasons for auditioning. Some want be movie stars and see the film as a means to that end; others want to tell their personal story. One girl wants to call to account the mother who abandoned her; one boy wants to share the experience of caring for his handicapped family members; another wants to clear the name of a brother, currently serving a jail sentence. Together, their tales weave a kaleidoscopic tapestry of war and love, wealth and poverty, creating an extraordinarily complex vision of a modern society that still echoes with its Soviet past"--Container
 
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English (25)
Spanish (13)
French (2)
Georgian (1)
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