Public Media Incorporated (Wilmette, Ill.)
Most widely held works by Public Media Incorporated (Wilmette, Ill.)
Nanook of the North ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1989 and 1997 in English and held by 411 libraries worldwide
Presents a documentary on the life of an Eskimo family pitting their strength against a vast and inhospitable Arctic. Juxtaposes their struggle for survival against the elements with the warmth of the little family as they go about their daily affairs. With captions.
The red balloon ( Visual )
2 editions published in 1956 in English and held by 381 libraries worldwide
A young boy in Paris makes friends with a red balloon that has a mind of its own.
Marquez tales beyond solitude ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1989 in Spanish and held by 307 libraries worldwide
In this interview the South American author, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, speaks about his novels, his role in the Latin-American cinema and his recent foray into melodramatic soap opera.
Picnic at hanging rock ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 291 libraries worldwide
In 1900, a group of schoolgirls prepare for a picnic at Hanging Rock. Four of them disappear and are never found. Includes original theatrical trailer.
La passion de Jeanne D'Arc The passion of Joan of Arc ( Visual )
2 editions published in 1999 in French and held by 266 libraries worldwide
Dramatization of the life of Joan of Arc centering on her trial and execution.
Soleri's cities architecture for planet earth and beyond ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 231 libraries worldwide
A portrait of Paoli Soleri that explores the possible impact of the architect's revolutionary ideas. Soleri has designed and is attempting to build a prototype city of the future that goes beyond even the wildest imaginings of Frank Lloyd Wright. Will Soleri's cities be the future habitats for humanity, or will they remain as blueprints of a visionary 20th-century designer?
Ingmar Bergman's The magic flute Trollflöjten ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1975 in Swedish and held by 230 libraries worldwide
Prince Tamino must overcome the evil power of the Queen of the Night before the ruler of the Kingdom of Light will award him the hand of the beautiful Pamina.
Comic book confidential ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 207 libraries worldwide
Combines historical footage, interviews, animation, and live action to trace the history of comic books from 1933 to 1988. Twenty-two significant comic artists and writers are discussed: Lynda Barry, Charles Burns, Sue Coe, Robert Crumb, Will Eisner, Al Feldstein, Shary Flenniken, William M. Gaines, Bill Griffith, Jaime Hernandez, Jack Kirby, Harvey Kurtzman, Stan Lee, Paul Mavrides, Frank Miller, Victor Moscoso, Francoise Mouly, Dan O'Neill, Harvey Pekar, Gilbert Shelton, Spain, Art Spiegelman.
Mädchen in Uniform ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1987 in German and held by 189 libraries worldwide
Living in the prison-like confines of a Prussian boarding school for the daughters of army officers, a young girl finds herself choked by the institution's strict regimentation and rigid discipline. Under the unbending rule of a matriarchal staff, she falls in love with the school's only caring teacher. When the principal finds out about the affair, her harsh, cruel punishment drives the girl to the brink of suicide.
Jackson Pollock love and death on Long Island ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 186 libraries worldwide
This documentary relates the life and work of Jackson Pollock, from his triumphant entry into the art world to his tragic death. Includes revealing interviews and archival footage by Lee Krasner, Pollock's wife, and Ed Harris, star of the film Pollock.
Home movie ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 184 libraries worldwide
A look at five extraordinary homes and the people who inhabit them. The movie interweaves their stories in a way that makes a person think about the meaning of home and the place of individuality in society.
Autumn sonata ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1994 in Swedish and held by 175 libraries worldwide
An international concert pianist visits her grown daughter, Eva, after a seven-year absence. Aching with the memory of her mother's neglect, the introverted daughter explodes into a rage and the reunion turns into a shattering confrontation.
Shock corridor ( Visual )
2 editions published in 1963 in English and held by 162 libraries worldwide
A journalist gets himself admitted to a mental hospital to solve the murder of an inmate.
Spirits of the dead ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2001 in French and held by 158 libraries worldwide
Metzengerstein is the tale of a young woman who believes the spirit of the cousin she loved, killed in a stable fire she started, is in a horse that escaped. William Wilson is the story of a mean-spirited Austrian officer who kills his doppelgänger in a duel. Toby Dammit is about a film star who takes off on a drunken spree after his film is completed.
Cría cuervos ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1998 in Spanish and held by 157 libraries worldwide
Surrounded by tragedy and death, a nine-year-old girl comes to believe that she has the power of life and death over those close to her.
Anne Frank the missing chapter ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 153 libraries worldwide
On Sept. 15, 1998, a new biography of Anne Frank by Austrian writer Melissa Müller was published in Germany, Holland and the USA. It includes several stunning new revelations in the famous story of Anne Frank, beginning with the uncovering of five, heretofore unseen but crucial pages of the famous diary ...
F for fake ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 147 libraries worldwide
Experimental film done in a pseudo-documentary style. Deals with lies and artistic charlatanism and centers around a bogus encounter with the artist Pablo Picasso, a Picasso forger, and other famous hoaxes.
Frederick Law Olmsted ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 142 libraries worldwide
This film documents the creation of Olmsted's first major work, New York City's Central Park in 1858. The project was fraught with obstacles--political, financial, and topographical--yet the completed park serves as a testament to Olmsted's unique and pioneering vision-- (from container)
Sjunde inseglet The seventh seal ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1994 and 1998 in Swedish and held by 140 libraries worldwide
In medieval Sweden a knight returns from war only to find a ravaged homeland. He meets up with a group of travelling players and eventually confronts the embodiment of death with whom he engages in a game of chess for his life. The knight and Death play as the cultural turmoil envelops the people around them as they try, in different ways, to deal with the upheaval the plague has caused.
La dentellière Lacemaker ( Visual )
in French and held by 140 libraries worldwide
A tragic love story about a shy beautician and a handsome but insensitive student.
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