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First-Run Features (Firm)

Works: 1,236 works in 2,266 publications in 3 languages and 147,551 library holdings
Genres: Documentary films  Nonfiction films  Biographical films  Biography  History  Case studies  Film adaptations  Internet videos  Historical films  Trials, litigation, etc 
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)
For the Bible tells me so( Visual )

4 editions published between 2007 and 2015 in English and held by 1,183 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
Crude by Joe Berlinger( Visual )

7 editions published between 2009 and 2015 in English and held by 1,101 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
Hey, Boo : Harper Lee & To kill a mockingbird( Visual )

3 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 1,078 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
American teacher( Visual )

5 editions published between 2011 and 2015 in English and held by 1,002 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 )

7 editions published between 2011 and 2015 in English and held by 997 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?
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. [The film tells how] one man's profound change of heart created a landmark struggle involving America's newspapers, president and Supreme Court, a political thriller whose events led directly to Watergate, Nixon's resignation and the end of the Vietnam War."
Bonhoeffer( Visual )

5 editions published between 2003 and 2015 in English and held by 905 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Documentary on the life of Dietrich Bonhoeffer, a German theologian, who spoke out against Adolf Hitler and challenged his church to stand up for the Jews in their time of need. He was executed in 1945 for his role in the July 20 Plot on Hitler's life. Features archival and family film footage and photographs, and includes interviews with friends, former students, and family members
Surviving progress by Mathieu Roy( Visual )

6 editions published between 2011 and 2015 in English and held by 853 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
Eames : The Architect and the Painter by Jason Cohn( Visual )

4 editions published between 2011 and 2015 in English and held by 830 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
49 up by Michael Apted( Visual )

2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 802 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
Before Stonewall : the making of a gay and lesbian community( Visual )

14 editions published between 1984 and 2014 in English and held by 795 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
Bhutto( Visual )

2 editions published between 2011 and 2015 in English and held by 789 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
The Company of strangers = Strangers in good company by Cynthia Scott( Visual )

8 editions published between 1990 and 2000 in English and held by 782 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
Berkeley in the sixties by Mark Kitchell( Visual )

8 editions published between 1990 and 2007 in English and held by 742 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
God loves Uganda( Visual )

3 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 721 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
War photographer by James Nachtwey( Visual )

9 editions published between 2001 and 2016 in English and Multiple languages and held by 697 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
Anita : speaking truth to power( Visual )

4 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in English and held by 689 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of Anita Hill. An entire country watched as a poised, beautiful African-American woman sat before a Senate committee of 14 white men and with a clear, unwavering voice recounted the repeated acts of sexual harassment she had endured while working with U.S. Supreme Court nominee Clarence Thomas. Anita Hill's graphic testimony was a turning point for gender equality in the U.S. and ignited a political firestorm about sexual misconduct and power in the workplace that resonates still today. Against a backdrop of sex, politics, and race, Anita: Speaking Truth to Power reveals the story of a woman who has empowered millions to stand up for equality and justice
A touch of greatness( Visual )

4 editions published between 2004 and 2015 in English and held by 685 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Literature a-go-go: An experimental film featuring students of Westchester County, NY performing and interpreting various pieces of Shakespeare's plays, as well as engaging in other Cullum-led activities. Depicts examples of Cullum's mixing of poetry, drama, and play to foster educational motivation
Please vote for me by Weijun Chen( Visual )

5 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in Chinese and held by 666 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Eight-year-old children compete for the position of class monitor in the first school election of its kind held in China. Aided and abetted by parents and teachers, the young candidates reveal the nature of democracy in a rapidly changing country"--Http://
The up series( Visual )

3 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and held by 621 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. These interviews became the television program 7 up. Every seven years, Apted has been back to talk to the same subjects
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The Company of strangers = Strangers in good company
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