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First-Run Features (Firm)

Works: 1,024 works in 1,783 publications in 2 languages and 130,124 library holdings
Genres: Documentary films  Nonfiction films  Biographical films  Biography  Case studies  Documentary television programs  History  Nonfiction television programs  Longitudinal studies  Film adaptations 
Roles: prn, fds, Distributor
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)
The up series( Visual )

10 editions published between 2004 and 2013 in English and held by 1,360 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Give me the child until he is seven and I will give you the man." Starting in 1964 with Seven Up, The Up Series has explored this Jesuit maxim. The original concept was to interview 14 children from diverse backgrounds from all over England, asking them about their lives and their dreams for the future. Every seven years, renowned director Michael Apted, a researcher for Seven up, has been back to talk to them, examining the progression of their lives
Hey, Boo Harper Lee & To kill a mockingbird( Visual )

2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 1,049 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
For the Bible tells me so( Visual )

3 editions published between 2007 and 2014 in English and held by 1,044 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( Visual )

5 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 1,025 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 944 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." --
American teacher( Visual )

3 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 921 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
49 up by Michael Apted( Visual )

2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 865 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 )

7 editions published between 1990 and 2007 in English and held by 842 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Through interviews with participants and archival footage, presents a history of Berkeley, California in the 1960s. This film captures the decades events, the birth of the Free Speech Movement, civil rights marches, anti-Vietnam War protests, the counter-culture, the women's movement, and the rise of the Black Panthers. Dramatic archival footage interwoven with present-day interviews and 18 songs from the Grateful Dead, Jimi Hendrix, Joan Baez, The Band, and the Jefferson Airplane
Pink Ribbons, Inc( Visual )

5 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in English and held by 835 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 818 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Documentary on the life of Dietrich Bonhoeffer, a young German theologican 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 historican, Eberhard Bethge
Surviving progress by Mathieu Roy( Visual )

4 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 772 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 )

2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 756 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
Strangers in good company( Visual )

6 editions published between 1990 and 1999 in English and held by 743 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
Please vote for me by Weijung Chen( Visual )

4 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in Chinese and held by 734 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
The man nobody knew( Visual )

3 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 643 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
The new medicine( Visual )

2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 641 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
A touch of greatness( Visual )

2 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 630 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
God loves Uganda by Roger Ross Williams( Visual )

2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 628 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
56 up( Visual )

3 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 628 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
Kings of pastry( Visual )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 622 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Follows chef Jacquy Pfeiffer, co-founder of Chicago's French Pastry School, as he journeys back to his childhood home in Alsace, France to practice for the Meilleurs Ouvriers de France pastry competition
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