First-Run Features (Firm)
Most widely held works about First-Run Features (Firm)
Most widely held works by First-Run Features (Firm)
The up series ( Visual )
9 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in English and held by 919 libraries worldwide
In 1964 Michael Apted interviewed a group of seven year old children from diverse backgrounds from all over England, asking them about their lives and their dreams for the future. Every seven years, Apted has been back to talk to the same subjects.
49 up ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 800 libraries worldwide
Inspired by the Jesuit saying, "Give me a child until he is 7 years old, and I will give you the man," in 1964 Granada Television commissioned a short documentary wherein producers profiled 14 7-year-old children, and loosely speculated on what sort of lives they might lead. It was meant and received as an indictment of the British class system, which seemed most inflexible in 1964. Almost as an afterthought, director Michael Apted--a researcher on the original documentary--returned to profile these same 14 subjects at seven-year intervals. Over the decades, Britain has changed unutterably, the class system has partly melted, and the films themselves have become something else entirely. The "7 up" series has been called the grandfather of reality television, and as a whole reminds viewers what we all know: that every so-called ordinary life is a zone of great drama and tremendous risk.
The most dangerous man in America Daniel Ellsberg and the Pentagon papers ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 796 libraries worldwide
"In 1971, Daniel Ellsberg, a high-level Pentagon official and Vietnam War strategist, concludes that the war is based on decades of lies and leaks 7,000 pages of top secret documents to the New York Times, making headlines around the world. ... one man's profound change of heart created a landmark struggle involving America's newspapers, its president, and the Supreme Court--a political thriller whose events led directly to Watergate, Nixon's resignation, and the end of the Vietnam War."--Container.
Crude ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 753 libraries worldwide
"[T]ells the epic story of one of the largest and most controversial legal cases on the planet: the infamous $27 billion 'Amazon Chernobyl' lawsuit pitting 30,000 rainforest dwellers in Ecuador against the U.S. oil giant Chevron." -- Container.
For the Bible tells me so ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 749 libraries worldwide
Brilliantly reconciles homosexuality and Biblical scripture, and reveals that religious anti-gay bias is based almost solely upon a misinterpretation of the Bible. Through the experiences of five very normal, Christian, American families - including those of former House Majority Leader Richard Gephardt and Episcopal Bishop Gene Robinson - discover how people of faith handle the realization of having a gay child or family member.
The power of forgiveness ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 661 libraries worldwide
To forgive someone can be simple....this simple act can have powerful consequences. From Northern Ireland to Ground Zero to the Amish countryside, explores how forgiveness can transform your life.
Bonhoeffer ( Visual )
3 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 634 libraries worldwide
Documentary on the life of Dietrich Bonhoeffer, a young German theologian who was one of the first to openly resist Adolf Hitler. Features photographs, archival footage, and interviews with family members, friends, students, and associates of Bonhoeffer, including the last interview with Bonhoeffer's close friend and historian, Eberhard Bethge.
War photographer ( Visual )
6 editions published between 2001 and 2003 in English and held by 625 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.
Been rich all my life ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 556 libraries worldwide
Meet the Silver Belles, five tap dancers who performed in 1930's Harlem at the famed Apollo and Cotton Club. Together again, they're dancing to standing ovations and sharing stories of the Harlem Renaissance.
Before Stonewall the making of a gay and lesbian community ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1984 and 2004 in English and held by 529 libraries worldwide
Traces the social, political and cultural history of homosexuality in America from the 1920s to 1969; the beginning of the Gay Liberation Movement after a police raid on Stonewall Inn, a gay bar in New York City; and the three-day riot that followed.
A touch of greatness ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 503 libraries worldwide
A documentary on the work of Albert Cullum, an elementary school teacher for over twenty years and a pioneer in modern American public education. Championing an unorthodox educational philosophy, Cullum regularly taught his elementary school children literary masterpieces, most notably the works of Shakespeare, Sophocles and Shaw. Combining interviews with Cullum and his former students with archival footage originally filmed by director Robert Downey, Sr., the film documents the unusual work of a school teacher who embraced creativity, and who sought to foster his students' motivation and self-esteem through the use of poetry, drama and imaginative play.
Strangers in good company ( Visual )
3 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 502 libraries worldwide
Seven elderly women and their bus driver band together to survive when their bus breaks down in the Quebec countryside. As they draw closer, the women begin to share stories from their pasts.
Please vote for me ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2008 in Chinese and held by 480 libraries worldwide
Two males and a female vie for office. They indulge in low blows, character assassination and gestures of goodwill, all while gauging their standing with voters. The setting is a third-grade class at an elementary school in the city of Wuhan in central China. Chronicles a public school's first open elections.
The new medicine ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 480 libraries worldwide
A documentary exploring a burgeoning movement taking place in hospitals and clinics across the country: integrating the best of high-tech medicine with a new attitude that recognizes it is essential to the healing process to treat the patient as a whole person, and not a cog in an assembly line.
Leila ( Visual )
7 editions published between 1996 and 2001 in Persian and held by 475 libraries worldwide
A wife in Iran who cannot have children is pressured by her in-laws into persuading her husband to take another wife so that he may have sons. A portrayal of the clash between tradition and modern marriage in Iran.
Pressure cooker ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 455 libraries worldwide
Documents an entire school year at Frankford High School in Philadelphia with culinary arts teacher Wilma Stephenson, a tough and passionate teacher who shows her students how to work hard toward their goals as she prepares them to compete in a one-day cook-off where top chefs judge the students' skills and talents.
A mother's courage talking back to autism ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 424 libraries worldwide
Follow one woman's journey as she tries to help her severely autistic son break out of his own mind. Traveling to the United States from her home in Iceland to try to learn more about this complex condition, she meets along the way other families who have similar situations and all are looking for some answers.
Bhutto ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 413 libraries worldwide
"A recent Sundance world premiere, Bhutto tells the epic story of one of the most fascinating characters of our time--Benazir Bhutto, the first woman in history to lead a Muslim nation. A favored daughter of the family often called the "Kennedys of Pakistan," Benazir was elected Prime Minister after her father was overthrown and executed by his own military. Her two terms in power saw extreme acts of courage and controversy as she tried to clean up Pakistan's corrupt political culture while quelling the fires of radical Islam that threaten to engulf the region. A fascinating array of archival footage and interviews with family members and leading experts brings life to this tale of Shakespearean dimension in the country the Economist calls the World's most dangerous place."--Container.
The trials of Henry Kissinger ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 411 libraries worldwide
Did Henry Kissinger sabatoge the 1968 Vietnam peace talks for his own personal gain? Did he orchestrate the secret bombing of Cambodia? Did he authorize covert operations to overthrow a Chilean President? This explores how a young boy who fled Nazi Germany grew up to become one of the most powerful and controversial figures in United States history.
Hey, Boo Harper Lee & To kill a mockingbird ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 389 libraries worldwide
Fifty years after winning the Pulitzer Prize, To Kill a Mockingbird remains a beloved best seller and quite possibly the most influential American novel of the 20th century. Mary McDonagh Murphy's Hey, Boo explores the To Kill a Mockingbird phenomenon and unravels some of the mysteries surrounding Harper Lee, including why she never published again. It also brings to light the context and history of the novel's Deep South setting and the social changes it inspired after publication.
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