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First-Run Features (Firm)

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Works: 1,264 works in 2,940 publications in 4 languages and 179,360 library holdings
Genres: Documentary films  Nonfiction films  Biographical films  Biography  History  Case studies  Internet videos  Film adaptations  Drama  Documentary television programs 
Roles: prn, Distributor, fds, Producer
Classifications: PN1997, 745.4
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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 )

17 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 by Daniel Karslake( Visual )

5 editions published between 2007 and 2015 in English and held by 1,261 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 by Anna Quindlen( Visual )

5 editions published between 2011 and 2015 in English and held by 1,259 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After more than half a century, To Kill a Mockingbird remains a beloved bestseller. Nearly one million copies are sold each year and the novel has been translated into more than forty languages. The film version, starring Gregory Peck as Atticus Finch, won a trio of Academy Awards. Behind it all was a young Southern girl named Nelle Harper Lee, who once said that all she wanted to be is the Jane Austen of South Alabama. Hey, Boo explores Lee's life. Containing never-before-seen photos and letters and a rare interview with Lee's sister, Alice Finch Lee, the film also brings to light the context and history of the novel's setting in the Deep South and the social changes it inspired. Tom Brokaw, Rosanne Cash, Wally Lamb, Anna Quindlen, Richard Russo, Scott Turow, Oprah Winfrey, Andrew Young and others reflect on the novel's power, influence, and popularity, and the many ways it has shaped their lives
Crude by Joe Berlinger( Visual )

9 editions published between 2009 and 2015 in English and held by 1,158 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
Pink Ribbons, Inc. by Ravida Din( Visual )

12 editions published between 2011 and 2015 in English and held by 1,081 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?
American teacher( Visual )

6 editions published between 2011 and 2015 in English and held by 1,062 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
Bonhoeffer by Martin Doblmeier( Visual )

5 editions published between 2003 and 2015 in English and held by 963 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The German theologian Dietrich Bonhoeffer was one of the first, and strongest, voices of resistance to Adolf Hitler. An acclaimed preacher, pacifist and author, Bonhoeffer came to the famed Abyssinian Baptist Church in Harlem on a teaching fellowship. When Bonhoeffer returned to Germany in 1932, he had a new awareness of racial prejudice and challenged Christian churches to stand with the Jews in their moment of need. Bonhoeffer eventually joined the unsuccessful plots to assassinate Hitler and was executed three weeks before the end of the war
God loves Uganda( Visual )

5 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in English and held by 956 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
The most dangerous man in America : Daniel Ellsberg and the Pentagon papers( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 939 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
Surviving progress by Mathieu Roy( Visual )

7 editions published between 2011 and 2015 in English and French and held by 914 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
The Company of strangers = Strangers in good company by Cynthia Scott( Visual )

10 editions published between 1990 and 2017 in English and held by 906 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 )

5 editions published between 2011 and 2015 in English and held by 886 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Husband-and-wife, Charles and Ray Eames are 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, from splints for wounded military during World War II, to photography, interiors, multimedia exhibits, graphics, games, films and toys. But their personal lives and influence on significant events in American life - from the development of modernism, to the rise of the computer age - has been less widely understood. Narrated by James Franco, Eames: The Architect and the Painter is the first film dedicated to these creative geniuses and their work
Bhutto( Visual )

4 editions published between 2011 and 2015 in English and held by 849 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
49 up by Michael Apted( Visual )

4 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 815 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
Anita : speaking truth to power by Anita Hill( Visual )

6 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in English and held by 811 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
The Power of forgiveness( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 760 WorldCat member 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
Mandariinid = Tangerines by Zaza Urushadze( Visual )

6 editions published between 2014 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 756 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A story of awakening humanity in the midst of violence, told with intimacy and elegance by writer/director Zaza Urushadze, Tangerines is the spare, yet haunting tale of an older Estonian man who cares for two wounded soldiers from opposite sides of the 1990s-era war in Georgia. The film reveals compassion to be the ultimate response to centuries of political, cultural and ethnic conflict, a compelling and relevant message for contemporary audiences
Berkeley in the sixties by Mark Kitchell( Visual )

8 editions published between 1990 and 2007 in English and held by 743 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
A touch of greatness( Visual )

5 editions published between 2004 and 2015 in English and held by 736 WorldCat member 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
16 acres by Richard Hankin( Visual )

6 editions published between 2012 and 2015 in English and held by 651 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the controversies that arose during the process of redesigning and rebuilding Ground Zero in New York City in the decade following 9/11
 
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The Company of strangers = Strangers in good company
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