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Cinema Guild

Works: 1,633 works in 3,650 publications in 8 languages and 57,373 library holdings
Genres: Documentary films  Nonfiction films  Drama  History  Biographies  Biographical films  Historical films  Documentary television programs  Nonfiction television programs  Cinéma vérité films 
Roles: Distributor, fds, prn, Publisher, Producer
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.4372
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Most widely held works about Cinema Guild
Most widely held works by Cinema Guild
The Interrupters( Visual )

2 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 901 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Interrupters tells stories of three violence interrupters who try to protect their Chicago communities from the violence they once employed. The film's main subjects work for an innovative organization, CeaseFire. Founded by an epidemiologist who believes that the spread of violence mimics the spread of infectious diseases, and so the treatment should be similar: go after the most infected, and stop the infection at its source. One of the cornerstones of the organization is the violence interrupters program. The Interrupters--who have credibility on the streets because of their own personal histories--intervene in conflicts before they explode into violence
Marwencol by Jeff Malmberg( Visual )

10 editions published between 2010 and 2018 in English and held by 773 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After being brutally attacked outside a bar and in spite of recovering from a coma and extensive physical injuries, Mark Hogancamp suffered brain damage and nearly total memory loss. Unable to afford therapy he spent the next few years building a scale model of a World War II-era town, Marwencol, populated with dolls, where he lived out his fantasy life, and which he documented in photographs. When his photographs were discovered by an art magazine, a New York gallery invited him to show his work, forcing him to choose between his self-contained world and the larger world from which he had retreated
Leviathan by Lucien Castaing-Taylor( Visual )

14 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 760 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A thrilling, immersive documentary that takes viewers deep inside the dangerous world of commercial fishing. Set aboard a hulking fishing vessel as it navigates the treacherous waves off the New England coast--the very waters that once inspired Moby Dick--the film captures the harsh, unforgiving world of the fishermen in starkly haunting, yet beautiful detail"--Container
Bir zamanlar Anadoluʼda = Once upon a time in Anatolia by Nuri Bilge Ceylan( Visual )

12 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in Turkish and English and held by 651 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La vida en una pequeña ciudad se asemeja a un viaje en medio de las estepas: la impresión de que algo "nuevo y diferente" va a surgir de cada colina, aunque las carreteras resulten siempre monótonas, interminables e inevitablemente iguales
Sweetgrass by Ilisa Barbash( Visual )

14 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 595 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"An unsentimental elegy to the American West, "Sweetgrass" follows the last modern-day cowboys to lead their flocks of sheep up into Montana's breathtaking and often dangerous Absaroka-Beartooth mountains for summer pasture. This astonishingly beautiful yet unsparing film reveals a world in which nature and culture, animals and humans, vulnerability and violence are all intimately meshed"--Container
Darbâreye Eli = About Elly by Aṣghar Farhādī( Visual )

7 editions published between 2015 and 2018 in Persian and English and held by 569 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After many years living in Germany, Ahmad's old university friends decide to organize three days together on the banks of the Caspian Sea. On this trip, while still reeling from the recent disintegration of an unhappy marriage, Ahmad meets Elly and gradually strikes up an interest. However, on the second day of the trip, an incident occurs that leads to Elly's disappearance. The joyful atmosphere evaporates and harmony breaks down as the friends try to understand how and why she disappeared. As panic sets in, the friends start becoming judgemental and the secrets and tensions underneath the surface come to the fore
Museum hours by Jem Cohen( Visual )

7 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and German and held by 528 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When a Vienna museum guard befriends an enigmatic visitor, the grand Kunsthistorisches Museum becomes a mysterious crossroads which sparks explorations of their lives, the city, and the ways artworks reflect and shape the world
A Torinói ló = The Turin horse by Béla Tarr( Visual )

12 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in Hungarian and held by 521 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Libremente inspirada en un episodio que marca el fin de la carrera del filósofo Friedrich Nietzsche. El 3 de enero de 1889, en la plaza Alberto de Turín, Nietzsche se lanzó llorando al cuello de un caballo agotado y maltratado por su cochero y, después, se desmayó. Desde entonces, dejó de escribir y se hundió en la locura y el mutismo. En una atmósfera preapocalíptica, se nos muestra la vida del cochero, su hija y del viejo caballo
Two spirits( Visual )

11 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 490 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two Spirits interweaves the tragic story of a mother's loss of her son with a revealing look at the largely unknown history of a time when the world wasn't simply divided into male and female and many Native American cultures held places of honor for people of integrated genders. Fred Martinez was nádleehí, a male-bodied person with a feminine essence, a special gift according to his ancient Navajo culture. He was one of the youngest hate-crime victims in modern history when he was brutally murdered at sixteen by a young man who bragged to friends that he had "bug-smashed a fag." Two Spirits explores the life and death of a boy who was also a girl and the essentially spiritual nature of gender and sexuality. The documentary offers a unique perspective on gender and sexuality, one that is anchored in traditions that were once widespread among the indigenous cultures of North America. The film explores the history of Native two-spirit people — who combine the traits of both men and women with qualities that are also unique to individuals who express multiple genders. The Navajo believe that to maintain harmony, there must be a balanced interrelationship between the feminine and the masculine within the individual, in families, in the culture, and in the natural world. Two Spirits reveals how these beliefs were historically expressed in a natural range of sexual and gender diversity. For the first time on film, it examines the Navajo concept of nádleehí, "one who constantly transforms." In Navajo culture, there are four genders; some indigenous cultures recognize more. Although two-spirit people were celebrated in many tribes, as Europeans began to arrive on this continent Native views that the range of human sexuality is not a sin but a gift were met with genocide, the forced imposition of Christianity, and other kinds of subjugation that have resulted in many tribal communities losing touch with their two-spirit traditions. Native activists working to renew their cultural heritage adopted the English term "two-spirit" as a useful shorthand to describe the entire spectrum of gender and sexual expression that is better and more completely described in their own languages. The film demonstrates how they are revitalizing two-spirit traditions and once again claiming their rightful place within their tribal communities. Two Spirits mourns the young Fred Martinez and the threatened disappearance of the two-spirit tradition, but it also brims with hope and the belief that we all are enriched by multi-gendered people, and that all of us — regardless of ethnicity, gender, sexuality, or cultural heritage — must be free to be our truest selves
I married a witch by René Clair( Visual )

7 editions published between 1942 and 2013 in English and French and held by 461 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

En 1690, avant de brûler sur le bûcher, un sorcier et sa fille Jennifer jettent un sort sur la famille du juge qui les a condamnés. Ses descendants ne feront que des mariages malheureux. Mais, dans les années 30, un de ses descendants semble en passe de réussir un mariage heureux et le sorcier et sa fille reviennent sur terre pour l'empêcher. La sorcière deviendra amoureuse du descendant du juge et vice-versa, au grand dam de son géniteur
She's beautiful when she's angry( Visual )

5 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 459 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chronicles the birth of the modern women's liberation movement in the 1960s and early 1970s, covering the emergence of the National Organization for Women (NOW), as well as more radical factions such as WITCH (Women's International Terrorist Conspiracy from Hell!). Includes new and archival interviews with feminists of that era
35 rhums = 35 shots of rum by Claire Denis( Visual )

3 editions published in 2010 in French and held by 459 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Drama about love and human relationships from director Claire Denis. The film revolves around widowed single parent, Lionel (Alex Descas), and his grown up daughter, Josephine (Mati Diop), who live together in their small Parisian flat with Lionel's ex partner, Gabriel (Nicole Dogue), and family friend, Noe (Gregoire Colin). The story explores how their relationships change as time passes and how they face the challenges that life has to bring
Les plages d'Agnès( Visual )

1 edition published in 2010 in French and held by 451 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A reflection on art, life, and the movies. ... [A] richly cinematic self portrait that touches on everything from the feminist movement and the Black Panthers to the films of husband Jacques Demy and the birth of the French New Wave."--Container
The order of myths( Visual )

6 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 446 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The first Mardi Gras in America was celebrated in Mobile, Alabama in 1703. In 2007, it is still racially segregated. Filmmaker Margaret Brown, herself a daughter of Mobile, escorts us into the parallel hearts of the city's two carnivals to explore the complex contours of this hallowed tradition and the elusive forces that keep it organized along enduring color lines. With unprecedented access, Brown ... uncovers a tangled web of historical violence, power dynamics, and intertwined and interdependent race relations"--Container
The unforeseen( Visual )

7 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 436 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The American Dream of owning a house with white picket fence goes head-to-head with environmental sustainability ... When an ambitious real estate developer sets out to transform thousands of acres of pristine hill country in Austin, Texas into a suburban development - threatening a nearby natural spring - the community fights back. In the conflict that ensues, we see in miniature a struggle that is playing out in cities and towns across the country"--Container
Hale County this morning, this evening( Visual )

4 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 419 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Composed of intimate and unencumbered moments of people in a community, HALE COUNTY THIS MORNING, THIS EVENING allows the viewer an emotive impression of the Historic South - trumpeting the beauty of life and consequences of the social construction of race, while simultaneously a testament to dreaming - despite the odds"--Container
Los Angeles plays itself by Thom Andersen( Visual )

12 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 404 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Thom Andersen's landmark documentary explores the tangled relationship between the movies and their fabled hometown, as seen entirely through the films themselves. From its distinctive neighborhoods to its architectural homes, Los Angeles has been the backdrop to countless movies. Andersen takes viewers on a whirlwind tour through the metropolis' real and cinematic history, investigating the myriad stories and legends that have come to define it, and revealing the real city that lives beneath" --Container
The betrayal : Nerakhoon( Visual )

8 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 398 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The epic story of a family forced to emigrate from war-torn Laos after the chaos of the secret air war waged by the U.S. during the Vietnam War, to the mean streets of New York City. Kuras has spent the last 23 years chronicling the family's extraordinary journey in this deeply personal, poetic, and emotional film
Jauja( Visual )

7 editions published between 2014 and 2018 in Spanish and English and held by 390 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Captain Dinesen takes a job with the Argentine army and brings his fifteen-year-old daughter, Ingeborg, along. Being the only female in the area, she causes quite a stir among the men. She falls in love with a young soldier, and one night they run away together. When Dinesen realizes what happened, he decides to venture into enemy territory to find them
O som ao redor = Neighboring sounds by Kleber Mendonça Filho( Visual )

10 editions published between 2012 and 2018 in Portuguese and held by 371 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Life in a middle-class neighborhood in present day Recife, Brazil, takes an unexpected turn after the arrival of a private security firm. Intended to bring a sense of safety and calm, the mysterious firm instead exposes the residents' long-repressed discontents and anxieties, setting in motion a series of events that will forever change this once sleepy community
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