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First-Run Features (Firm)

Works: 1,864 works in 5,224 publications in 4 languages and 237,354 library holdings
Genres: Documentary films  Nonfiction films  History  Biographical films  Biographies  Internet videos  Case studies  Historical films  Drama  Film adaptations 
Roles: Distributor, prn, fds, Producer, Publisher, Other
Classifications: PN1997, E
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Most widely held works about First-Run Features (Firm)
Most widely held works by First-Run Features (Firm)
Crude by Joe Berlinger( Visual )

13 editions published between 2009 and 2020 in English and held by 1,171 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 )

17 editions published between 2011 and 2015 in English and held by 1,072 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?
Eames : the Architect and the Painter by Jason Cohn( Visual )

13 editions published between 2011 and 2015 in English and held by 1,056 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
Hey, Boo : Harper Lee & To kill a mockingbird by Mary McDonagh Murphy( Visual )

6 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 1,029 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 by Daniel Karslake( Visual )

6 editions published between 2007 and 2014 in English and held by 996 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
The up series( Visual )

16 editions published between 2004 and 2013 in English and held by 940 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
Anita : speaking truth to power by Anita Hill( Visual )

7 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in English and held by 922 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
God loves Uganda( Visual )

11 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in English and held by 901 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 )

2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 886 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."
Plastic planet by Werner Boote( Visual )

13 editions published between 2010 and 2017 in English and held by 777 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It is the Age of Plastic. It's cheap, practical, and everywhere. But is it dangerous? Viewers are taken on a journey around the globe, from the Moroccan Sahara to the middle of the Pacific Ocean, from a factory in China to the Alps to reveal the far-flung reaches of the plastic problem. Interviews with experts in biology, pharmacology, and genetics shed light on the perils of plastic to the environment and expose the truth of how plastic affects the body, and the health of future generations
Mandariinid = Tangerines by Zaza Urushadze( Visual )

11 editions published between 2013 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 765 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
American teacher( Visual )

7 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 761 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
Before Stonewall : the making of a gay and lesbian community( Visual )

20 editions published between 1984 and 2019 in English and held by 756 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
49 up by Michael Apted( Visual )

3 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 755 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
A touch of greatness( Visual )

8 editions published between 2004 and 2015 in English and held by 738 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
Neshoba : The Price of Freedom by Micki Dickoff( Visual )

9 editions published between 2010 and 2015 in English and held by 718 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Neshoba: the price of freedom tells the story of a Mississippi town still divided about the meaning of justice, 40 years after the murders of civil rights workers James Chaney, Andrew Goodman and Michael Schwerner, an event dramatized in the Oscar-winning film Mississippi Burning. Although Klansmen bragged about what they did in 1964, no one was held accountable until 2005, when the State indicted preacher Edgar Ray Killen, an 80-year-old notorious racist and mastermind of the murders. Through exclusive interviews with Killen, intimate interviews with the victims' families, and candid interviews with black and white Neshoba county citizens still struggling with their town's violent past, the film explores whether the prosecution of one unrepentant Klansman constitutes justice and whether healing and reconciliation are possible without telling the unvarnished truth--Container
The Company of strangers = Strangers in good company by Cynthia Scott( Visual )

11 editions published between 1986 and 2000 in English and held by 706 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Seven elderly women and their bus driver band together to survive when their bus breaks down in the Quebec countryside. Through the long days and nights that follow this group of strangers face the crisis with humour and spirit, sharing their life stories and exchanging their most intimate revelations. Blurring the boundary between fiction and reality through its use of non-professional actors and improvised dialogue, this film, one of the most successful features in NFBC history, is a frank and warm portrayal of elderly women's lives
Berkeley in the sixties by Mark Kitchell( Visual )

9 editions published between 1990 and 2007 in English and held by 702 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Through interviews with participants and archival footage, presents a history of Berkeley, California in the 1960s
Through a lens darkly : black photographers and the emergence of a people by Thomas Allen Harris( Visual )

5 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 699 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Inspired by Deborah Willis's book Reflections in Black, Through a Lens Darkly casts a broad net that begins with filmmaker Thomas Allen Harris's family album. It considers the difference between black photographers who use the camera to define themselves, their people, and their culture and some white photographers who, historically, have demeaned African-Americans through racist imagery. The film embraces both historical material (African-Americans who were slaves, who fought in the Civil War, were victims of lynchings, or were pivotal in the Civil Rights Movement) and contemporary images made by such luminaries as Roy DeCarava, Gordon Parks, and Carrie Mae Weems. The film is a cornucopia of Americana that reveals deeply disturbing truths about the history of race relations while expressing joyous, life-affirming sentiments about the ability of artists and amateurs alike to assert their identity through the photographic lens
Leila by Dāriyūsh Mihrjūʼī( Visual )

14 editions published between 1996 and 2014 in Persian and held by 692 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Reza and Leila, an attractive and affluent young couple deeply in love and recently married, discover that Leila is unable to conceive. Although Reza steadfastly insists that it matters not in the least, his mother feels oetherwise: she is determined that her son have children and continue the family line. Invoking traditions, she convicnes her dauther-in-law that Reza must, out of necessity, take a second wife to produce an heir."--Container
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