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Film Arts Foundation (San Francisco, Calif.)

Overview
Works: 64 works in 96 publications in 2 languages and 2,627 library holdings
Genres: Documentary films  Nonfiction films  Interviews  Personal narratives‡vAmerican  Personal narratives‡vVietnamese  Biographical films  Biography  Internet videos  Documentary television programs  Nonfiction television programs 
Roles: Producer
Classifications: LB1574, 372.632079
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Most widely held works about Calif.) Film Arts Foundation (San Francisco
 
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Most widely held works by Calif.) Film Arts Foundation (San Francisco
Spellbound by Jeffrey Blitz( Visual )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 1,216 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Follows the lives of eight young Americans who share one goal: to win the 1999 National Spelling Bee in Washington, D.C. The Bee is as intense a competition as any Olympic match, for both the spellers and their families. The unbearable pressure becomes even more extraordinary when it is felt by ordinary teenagers
Señorita extraviada by Lourdes Portillo( Visual )

4 editions published between 2001 and 2014 in English and Spanish and held by 401 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This film "unfolds like the unsolved mystery that it examines -- the kidnapping, rape and murder of over 350 young women in Juárez, Mexico ... [T]he film unravels the layers of complicity that have allowed these brutal murders to continue. Relying on what filmmaker Lourdes Portillo comes to see as the most reliable of sources -- the testimonies of the families of the victims -- this film documents a two-year search for the truth in the underbelly of the new global economy"--Container
Going to school = Ir a la escuela( Visual )

4 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 281 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A documentary film about empowering children with disabilities in Los Angeles
Scout's honor( Visual )

2 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 104 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Documentary examining the Boy Scouts of America policy against gays in the organization. Focuses on Steve Cozza, boy scout and activist against the policy, and relates the stories of others removed from the Boy Scout organization for being gay or for working to have the policy eliminated. "Moving from Petaluma, Calif. to the Supreme Court, the film chronicles a modern interpretation of the Scouting ideals of courage, citizenship, and honor."
American gypsy : a stranger in everybody's land( Visual )

3 editions published between 1999 and 2007 in English and held by 80 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

America is home to one million Gypsies, or Rom, whose rich culture has long been mysterious to outsiders. A flamboyant Romani leader invites the viewer into this world when it comes under threat. He leads us through the history of his people through civil rights courts, Las Vegas casinos, and beyond
A trip down Market Street 1905/2005 : an outdoor centennial celebration( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 67 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"On September 24, 2005 over 1,000 people joined together in the newly created Organ Pavilion Park across the street from the Ferry Building to celebrate the 100 year anniversary of the film A trip down Market 1905. This DVD is a [document recreating] that evening."--Container
Shadow master by John Knoop( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A dramatic documentary about a family of performers in Bali. The film is an inside view of Balinese life which reveals the cultural context of theater, music, and dance on the island. The film is a dramatization of events which occurred during the two years Reed spent living and studying with dalang (shadow master) I Nyoman Radjeg and his extended family
Chicano Park by Mario Barrera( Visual )

2 editions published between 1988 and 1991 in English and held by 59 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traces the history of the Mexican-American community in San Diego, from its creation around 1900, through its peak in the late 1920s and its near extinction in the 1950s and 1960s, to its revitalization in the 1970s. Shows the process through which residents effect positive change in their lives and community by using the richness of their cultural heritage to educate themselves to gain political power
The Flapper story( Visual )

4 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Using a lively blend of interviews and archival footage, this documentary takes a look at the flapper, the proclaimed "New woman" ideal of America's roaring twenties
Women of Mystery: Three Writers Who Forever Changed Detective Fiction( Visual )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sara Paretsky, creator of V.I. Warshawski, Sue Grafton, creator of Kinsey Millhone, and Marcia Muller, creator of Sharon McCone, discuss their characters in the locales of the novels: San Francisco, Santa Barbara and Chicago. Explores how they conduct research for their novels and the writing process
My Home, My Prison( Visual )

2 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on the biography of Palestinian Arab journalist and activist Raymonda Hawa Tawil, this film examines aspects of Arab-Israeli conflict after the creation of the state of Israel and the occupation of the West Bank and the Gaza Strip
Ota Benga : a pygmy in America( Visual )

2 editions published between 2002 and 2008 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Documentary about a pygmy, Ota Benga, taken from the Congo in 1904 and subsequently exhibited at the St. Louis World's Fair and the Bronx Zoo. Features archival film and animation, and one sequence filmed in color in 1999
Lily, a sequel : a film( Visual )

1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A documentary about Lily, a young woman with Down's syndrome. Includes her high school graduation ceremony and her current life as a restaurant worker and resident in a group home
Isadora Duncan : movement from the soul( Visual )

5 editions published between 1988 and 1989 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traces the life and artistic development of Isadora Duncan, often called the mother of modern dance, as well as the social, personal, and political influences behind her dance. Interweaves recreations of excerpts from twelve of Duncan's dances with archival film and photographs and biographical details
Regret to inform( Visual )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1968, Barbara Sonneborn received word that her husband, Jeff, had been killed in Vietnam while trying to rescue his wounded radio operator during a mortar attack. "We regret to inform you" began the telegram that arrived. Twenty years later, Sonneborn, a photographer and visual artist, set out on a search for the truth about war and its legacy. The result is her documentary, Regret to inform. The film follows Sonneborn's journey to Khe Sahn, where Jeff was killed, and weaves together the stories of widows from both sides of the American-Vietnam war
Deep down : a story from the heart of coal country( Visual )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Neighbors and friends living in a small eastern Kentucky community find themselves on opposite sides of a debate over the activities of a coal mining company conducting mountaintop removal mining in their backyards
Now & then : from frosh to senior( Visual )

2 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This work follows ten first year students from varied backgrounds at Stanford University as they grapple with a variety of social and academic issues that are part of their adjustment to life at college. Includes footage shot later during their senior year wherein the students comment upon how they have changed during the intervening time
Yield to total elation : the life and art of A.G. Rizzoli( Visual )

3 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A film on the life and art of Achilles G. Rizzoli, a reclusive architectural draftsman, who drew elaborate and fantastic architectural monuments in his spare time
Grounds( Visual )

2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

During the Mexican Revolution, a widow buried a coffee can filled with family treasures and crossed into the United States. The can was never found and became a lost ancestral time capsule. More than eighty years later, the woman's great-granddaughter uses her own story of moving to San Francisco to explore the scent of history and the organic texture of migratory memory
 
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