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First-Run Features (Firm)

Works: 995 works in 2,028 publications in 2 languages and 133,350 library holdings
Genres: Documentary films  Nonfiction films  Biographical films  Biography  History  Case studies  Documentary television programs  Longitudinal studies  Film adaptations  Drama 
Roles: prn, Distributor, fds
Classifications: BF713, 813.54
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works about First-Run Features (Firm)
Most widely held works by First-Run Features (Firm)
The up series( Visual )

10 editions published between 2004 and 2013 in English and held by 1,321 WorldCat member 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
For the Bible tells me so( Visual )

3 editions published between 2007 and 2014 in English and held by 1,089 WorldCat member 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
Hey, Boo Harper Lee & To kill a mockingbird( Visual )

3 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 1,075 WorldCat member 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
Crude by Joe Berlinger( Visual )

7 editions published between 2009 and 2015 in English and held by 1,039 WorldCat member 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
The most dangerous man in America Daniel Ellsberg and the Pentagon papers( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 950 WorldCat member 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
American teacher( Visual )

3 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 948 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

See the stories of four teachers in different areas of the country, revealing the frustrating realities of today's teachers, the difficulty of attracting talented new educators, and why so many of our best teachers leave the profession altogether. Can we re-value teaching and turn it into a prestigious, financially attractive, and desirable profession? With almost half of American teachers leaving the field in the next ten years, now is the time to find out
Pink Ribbons, Inc.( Visual )

8 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in English and held by 905 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pink ribbons, the symbol of the breast cancer prevention movement, are everywhere: T-shirts, hats, yogurt cups, KFC buckets, car ads, NFL stadiums - the list goes on and on. They make people feel good, as if engaged in a successful battle against breast cancer. But who is really benefitting? More and more women are diagnosed with breast cancer every year. Wouldn't it be something if some of the very companies that profit from their pink marketing campaigns have actually contributed to the epidemic by selling known carcinogens?
Bonhoeffer by Martin Doblmeier( Visual )

4 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 839 WorldCat member 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
49 up by Michael Apted( Visual )

2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 816 WorldCat member 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
Berkeley in the sixties by Mark Kitchell( Visual )

8 editions published between 1990 and 2007 in English and held by 815 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chronicles student participation in protest movements at the University of California, Berkeley, from the 1960 demonstration against the House Un-American Activities Committee in San Francisco to the 1969 People's Park confrontation
Surviving progress by Mathieu Roy( Visual )

4 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 796 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Technological advancement, economic development, population increase - are they signs of a thriving society, or too much of a good thing? Executive produced by Martin Scorsese, 'Surviving Progress' is a provocative documentary that explores the concept of progress in the modern world, guiding through the major 'progress traps' facing civilization in the arenas of technology, economics, consumption, and the environment
Bhutto( Visual )

3 editions published between 2011 and 2015 in English and held by 782 WorldCat member 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
Strangers in good company( Visual )

8 editions published between 1990 and 2000 in English and held by 776 WorldCat member 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
Eames the architect and the painter by Jason Cohn( Visual )

2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 776 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The husband-and-wife team of Charles and Ray Eames is widely regarded as America's most important designers. Perhaps best remembered for their mid-century plywood and fiberglass furniture, the Eames Office also created a mind-bending variety of other products ... But their personal lives and influence on significant events in American life ... has been less widely understood. Narrated by James Franco, this is the first film dedicated to these creative geniuses and their work"--Container
Please vote for me by Weijung Chen( Visual )

4 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in Chinese and held by 753 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Follows elections for class monitor at a Chinese grammar school and examines how the children take to this exercise in democracy
God loves Uganda( Visual )

3 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 732 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the role played by the American evangelical movement and the International House of Prayer megachurch in the state-sanctioned persecution of homosexuals in Uganda
Before Stonewall the making of a gay and lesbian community( Visual )

14 editions published between 1984 and 2014 in English and held by 709 WorldCat member 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
The new medicine( Visual )

2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 675 WorldCat member 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
56 up( Visual )

5 editions published between 2012 and 2016 in English and held by 670 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The latest instalment of ITV's landmark documentary series returns to visit the people whose lives have been followed since they were just seven-years-old. The original '7 Up' was broadcast in 1964 as a one-off World in Action Special featuring children chosen from different backgrounds to talk about their hopes and dreams for the future. The series was inspired by World in Action founder editor Tim Hewat's interest in both the saying: "Give me the child until he is seven and I will show you the man," and the rigid class system of 1960s Britain. 7 Up set out to discover whether or not the children's lives were pre-determined by their background. Director Michael Apted, who has since moved to Hollywood to direct films including 'The World Is Not Enough', 'The Chronicles of Narnia' and 'Gorillas in the Mist', has returned every seven years to chart the children's progress through life." Now they are 56 years old
The man nobody knew( Visual )

3 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 659 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Uncovers the secret world of a legendary CIA spymaster, William Colby. Told by Colby's son Carl, the story is at once a probing history of the CIA, a personal memoir of a family living in clandestine shadows, and an inquiry into the hard costs of a nation's most cloaked actions
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