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First-Run Features (Firm)

Overview
Works: 1,053 works in 2,139 publications in 2 languages and 138,769 library holdings
Genres: Documentary films  Nonfiction films  Biographical films  Biography  History  Documentary television programs  Case studies  Longitudinal studies  Nonfiction television programs  Historical films 
Roles: prn, Distributor, fds
Classifications: BF713, 813.54
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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 1,149 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 1,077 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
Pink Ribbons, Inc.( Visual )

6 editions published between 2011 and 2015 in English and held by 959 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 952 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 887 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 )

5 editions published between 2011 and 2015 in English and held by 835 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on the best-selling book A Short History of Progress, this provocative documentary explores the concept of progress in our modern world, guiding us through a sweeping but detailed survey of the major "progress traps" facing our civilization in the arenas of technology, economics, consumption, and the environment. Featuring powerful arguments from such visionaries as Jane Goodall, Margaret Atwood, Stephen Hawking, Craig Venter, Robert Wright, Michael Hudson, and Ronald Wright, this enlightening and visually spectacular film invites us to contemplate the progress traps that destroyed past civilizations and that lie treacherously embedded in our own. Leading critics of Wall Street, cognitive psychologists, and ecologists lay bare the consequences of progress-as-usual as the film travels around the world - from a burgeoning China to the disappearing rainforests of Brazil to a chimp research lab in New Iberia, Louisiana - to construct a shocking overview of the our global economics
Eames : The Architect and the Painter by Jason Cohn( Visual )

3 editions published between 2011 and 2015 in English and held by 809 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( Visual )

2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 807 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
The Company of strangers = Strangers in good company by Cynthia Scott( Visual )

8 editions published between 1990 and 2000 in English and held by 777 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 741 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Through interviews with participants and archival footage, presents a history of Berkeley, California in the 1960s
God loves Uganda( Visual )

3 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 698 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
Please vote for me by Weijun Chen( Visual )

5 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in Chinese and held by 671 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://www.pbs.org/independentlens/pleasevoteforme
56 up( Visual )

5 editions published between 2012 and 2016 in English and held by 671 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."--itv.com. Now they are 56 years old
The new medicine( Visual )

2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 597 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
The man nobody knew( Visual )

3 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 577 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As powerful and riveting as a John Le Carre thriller, The Man Nobody Knew uncovers the hidden life of legendary CIA spymaster William Colby. The consummate American soldier-spy, Colby took on the government's dirtiest assignments without question, until the day he defied presidential orders and revealed to Congress the CIA's 'family jewels' - their darkest, deepest secrets. Told by his son Carl Colby, William Colby's story unmasks the lies, truths, sacrifices, and casualties of a covert spy
The up series( Visual )

2 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in English and held by 327 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
Bhutto( Visual )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Profiles Benazir Bhutto, the first woman prime minister of Pakistan, and explores her efforts to promote women's rights, quell religious extremism, and defend herself against allegations of corruption
Before Stonewall : the making of a gay and lesbian community( Visual )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 15 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
 
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The Company of strangers = Strangers in good company
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