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First-Run Features (Firm)

Works: 1,787 works in 4,801 publications in 3 languages and 228,385 library holdings
Genres: Documentary films  Nonfiction films  History  Biographies  Biographical films  Case studies  Internet videos  Film adaptations  Historical films  Drama 
Roles: Distributor, prn, fds, Producer, 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 )

12 editions published between 2009 and 2020 in English and held by 1,149 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 )

15 editions published between 2011 and 2015 in English and held by 1,067 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 benefiting? 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?
Hey, Boo : Harper Lee & To kill a mockingbird by Mary McDonagh Murphy( Visual )

6 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
Eames : the Architect and the Painter by Jason Cohn( Visual )

11 editions published between 2011 and 2015 in English and held by 1,024 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
For the Bible tells me so by Daniel Karslake( Visual )

6 editions published between 2007 and 2014 in English and held by 1,008 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Does God really condemn loving homosexual relationships? Is the chasm separating Christianity from gays and lesbians too wide to cross? Is the Bible an excuse to hate? These questions and more are answered in this award-winning documentary, which 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 - we 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 952 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
God loves Uganda( Visual )

11 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in English and held by 905 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 901 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."
Anita : speaking truth to power by Anita Hill( Visual )

7 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in English and held by 897 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 testamony was a turning point for gender equality in the U.S. and ignited a political firestorm about sexual harrasment 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. Directed by Academy Award®-winning filmaker Freida Mock, the film celebrates Anita Hill's legacy and provides a rare glimpse into her private life and career--Container
American teacher( Visual )

6 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 805 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Chronicling the stories of five teachers in different areas of the country, American teacher reveals the frustrating realities of today's educators, the difficulty of attracting talented new teachers, and why so many of our best teachers feel forced to leave the profession altogether"--Container
49 up by Michael Apted( Visual )

3 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 775 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
Mandariinid = Tangerines by Zaza Urushadze( Visual )

9 editions published between 2013 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 771 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
Plastic planet by Werner Boote( Visual )

12 editions published between 2010 and 2017 in English and held by 763 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
Before Stonewall : the making of a gay and lesbian community( Visual )

19 editions published between 1984 and 2019 in English and held by 734 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
The Company of strangers = Strangers in good company by Cynthia Scott( Visual )

11 editions published between 1986 and 2000 in English and held by 733 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
A touch of greatness( Visual )

7 editions published between 2004 and 2015 in English and held by 726 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
Through a lens darkly : black photographers and the emergence of a people by Thomas Allen Harris( Visual )

6 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 717 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
Berkeley in the sixties by Mark Kitchell( Visual )

6 editions published between 1990 and 2007 in English and held by 704 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shows the beginning of student political involvement in Berkeley, starting with resistance to the HUAC hunt for communists to the Vietnam War protest
Bhutto by Duane Baughman( Visual )

6 editions published between 2011 and 2018 in English and held by 701 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 power of forgiveness( Visual )

3 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 696 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The DVD explores recent research into the psychological and physical effects of forgiveness on individuals and within relationships under a wide variety of conditions. The program considers the Amish, the 9/11 tragedy and peace-building in Northern Ireland, and includes interviews with renowned Buddhist teacher Thich Nhat Hanh, Nobel Laureate Elie Wiesel, best-selling authors Thomas Moore and Marianne Williamson and others. The film also explores the role forgiveness holds in various faith traditions. It provides an honest look at the intensity of anger and grief that human nature is heir to and shows that there are transgressions people find themselves unwilling or unable to forgive. Through character-driven stories the film shows the role forgiveness can play in alleviating anger and grief and the physical, mental and spiritual benefits that come with it
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The Company of strangers = Strangers in good company
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