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MPI Media Group

Overview
Works: 495 works in 989 publications in 2 languages and 68,783 library holdings
Genres: Documentary films  Nonfiction films  Biographical films  Biographies  Drama  History  Film adaptations  Comedy films  Historical films  Road films 
Roles: Distributor, Publisher
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.4372
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Most widely held works by MPI Media Group
Cave of forgotten dreams by Werner Herzog( Visual )

7 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 1,555 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Review of this 2011 film: "Compelling documentary about the Chauvet Cave, discovered in 1994 in the south of France, which contains some of the earliest known human cave paintings, perfectly preserved and dating back over 30,000 years. Writer-director Herzog and his three-person film crew were allowed restricted access inside the cave by the French government and, with their 3-D cameras, capture a sense of genuine physical and historic wonder. Herzog's philosophical narrative maunderings sometimes veer into the obtrusive but mostly he lets the spectacular images speak for themselves. 3-D." - Leonard Maltin's Movie guide. Rating 3
Buck by Cindy Meehl( Visual )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 1,357 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

" ... a richly textured and visually stunning film, follows Buck Brannaman from his abusive childhood to his phenomenally successful approach to horses. A real-life 'horse-whisperer', he eschews the violence of his upbringing and teaches people to communicate with their horses through leadership and sensitivity, not punishment. Buck possesses near magical abilities as he dramatically transforms horses - and people - with his understanding, compassion and respect"--Container
Finding Vivian Maier by John Maloof( Visual )

10 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 1,272 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Now considered one of the 20th century's greatest street photographers, Vivian Maier was a mysterious nanny who secretly took over 100,000 photographs that went unseen during her lifetime. Vivian's strange and riveting life and art are revealed through never-before-seen photos, films, and interviews with dozens who thought they knew her
Dirty wars( Visual )

7 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 1,004 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"It's the dirty little secret of the War on Terror: all bets are off, and almost anything goes. The rules of the game and of engagement have fundamentally changed. Today drone strikes, night raids, and U.S. government targeted killings occur in corners across the globe, killing untold numbers of civilians. Investigative reporter Jeremy Scahill traces the rise of the Joint Special Operations Command, the most secret fighting force in U.S. history, exposing operations carried out by men who do not exist on paper and will never appear before Congress. No target is off-limits for the JSOC "kill list," not even U.S. citizens."
Ai Weiwei : never sorry by Alison Klayman( Visual )

5 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 960 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is a documentary that chronicles artist and activist Ai Weiwei as he prepares for a series of exhibitions and gets into an increasing number of clashes with the Chinese government. Follows Ai "from the close of the 2008 Beijing Olympics (for which he helped design the acclaimed 'Bird's Nest' stadium) to his arrest and 81-day detention in 2011" (container)
The art of the steal( Visual )

5 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in English and held by 907 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It's been called the greatest theft of art since the Second World War. Reveals how a private collection of paintings became the envy of the Louvre, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and other major institutions, and the prize in a battle between one man's vision and the forces of commerce and politics. Founded in 1922 by wealthy American drug developer and art collector Albert C. Barnes, the Barnes Foundation became the finest collection of paintings by Renoir, Cezanne, Matisse, and Van Gogh
First position by Bess Kargman( Visual )

6 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 897 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

6 dancers, 5 minutes on stage, 1 chance to make it First Position follows the inspirational footsteps of a group of young talented ballet dancers aged nine to sixteen as they struggle to maintain form in the face of injury and personal sacrifice on their way to one of the most prestigious ballet competitions in the world: the Youth America Grand Prix. Lifelong dreams are at stake, with hundreds of dancers from around the globe travelling to New York each year, competing for a handful of elite scholarships and contracts. Practice and discipline are paramount, and nothing short of perfection is expected. Struggling through bruised feet and near exhaustion all while navigating the drama of adolescence and family life, [the film] combines built-in drama, tension and suspense with exciting and beautifully shot performances. With the diversity of each dancer's back story coupled with a showcase of awe-inspiring talent, tenacity and passion, First Position recalls documentaries such as Spellbound in painting a thrilling and moving portrait
Into the abyss : a tale of death, a tale of life by Werner Herzog( Visual )

8 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 864 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Filmmaker Werner Herzog explores a triple homicide case in Conroe, Texas and "probes the human psyche to explore why people kill--and why a state kills". Through intimate conversations with those involved, including 28-year-old death row inmate Michael Perry (scheduled to die within eights days of appearing on-screen), Herzog achieves what he describes as 'a gaze into the abyss of the human soul.' Herzog's inquiries also extend to the families of the victims and perpetrators as well as a state executioner and pastor who've been with death row prisoners as they've taken their final breaths
The trip to Italy( Visual )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 806 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon embark on a new culinary road trip around Italy, where they enjoy mouth-watering meals in the gorgeous surroundings of Liguria, Tuscany, Rome, Amalfi and Capri. They riff on subjects as varied as Batman's vocal register, Pompeii, the artistic merits of "Jagged Little Pill", and, of course, who can do the best Michael Caine impression
The trip( Visual )

7 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in English and held by 791 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Steve Coogan is asked by The Observer to tour the country's finest restaurants, he envisions it as the perfect getaway with his beautiful girlfriend. But when she backs out on him, he has no one to accompany him but his best friend and source of eternal aggravation, Rob Brydon
The Black power mixtape 1967-1975 : a documentary in 9 chapters( Visual )

4 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 790 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"THE BLACK POWER MIXTAPE 1967-1975 mobilizes a treasure trove of 16mm material shot by Swedish journalists who came to the US drawn by stories of urban unrest and revolution. Gaining access to many of the leaders of the Black Power Movement, Stokely Carmichael, Bobby Seale, Angela Davis and Eldridge Cleaver among them, the filmmakers captured them in intimate moments and remarkably unguarded interviews. Thirty years later, this lush collection was found languishing in the basement of Swedish Television"--From mrqe.com
The Stanford prison experiment by Kyle Patrick Alvarez( Visual )

2 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 775 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1971, Stanford University professor Dr. Philip Zimbardo cast twenty-four male student volunteers as prisoners and guards in a simulated jail to examine the source of abusive behavior in the prison system. The results astonished the world, as participants went from middle-class undergrads to drunk-with-power sadists and submissive victims in just a few days. Based on a true story
Weiner by Josh Kriegman( Visual )

4 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 755 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An examination of disgraced New York Congressman Anthony Weiner's disastrous 2013 mayoral campaign
The Texas chain saw massacre by Tobe Hooper( Visual )

15 editions published between 2006 and 2014 in English and held by 753 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One summer afternoon in rural Texas, five young friends hear reports of grave robbing and set out to check on a family grave. Soon after, one-by-one they wander into the murderous clutches of Leatherface
ʻEts limon = Lemon tree = Shajarat līmūn( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in Hebrew and held by 712 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A drama based on the true story of a Palestinian widow who must defend her lemon tree field when a new Israeli Defense Minister moves next to her and threatens to have her lemon grove torn down
Tea with the dames( Visual )

1 edition published in 2019 in English and held by 709 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dame Maggie Smith, Dame Judi Dench, Dame Eileen Atkins, and Dame Joan Plowright are among the most celebrated actresses of the time, with scores of iconic performances, decades of wisdom, and innumerable awards between them. They are also longtime friends who invite viewers to join them for a weekend in the country as they catch up with one another, reminisce, and share their candid, delightfully irreverent thoughts on everything from art to aging to love to a life lived in the spotlight
Joan Rivers : a piece of work : a year in the life of a semi legend( Visual )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 705 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The cameras follow trailblazing comic, Joan Rivers, for a year and cover her entire career from her break on the Carson show, to her heartbreak over the suicide of her husband, and her role on Celebrity Apprentice. Rivers reveals her relentless desire to keep working with humor and empathy. Wickedly funny and surprisingly moving, Rivers is once again returned to the spotlight she so richly deserves and cements her reputation as one of stand-up's towering figures
Sleepwalk with me( Visual )

3 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 687 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A burgeoning stand-up comedian struggles with the stress of a stalled career, a stale relationship, and the wild spurts of severe sleepwalking he is desperate to ignore
Eating animals( Visual )

1 edition published in 2019 in English and held by 655 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on the bestselling book by Jonathan Safran Foer and narrated by co-producer Natalie Portman, this is an urgent, eye-opening look at the environmental, economic, and public health consequences of factory farming. It offers attainable, common-sense solutions to a growing crisis while making the case that ethical farming is not only an animal rights issue but also one that affects every aspect of life
Five minutes of heaven by Oliver Hirschbiegel( Visual )

4 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 655 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1975, 17-year-old Irish-Protestant Alistair Little assassinated the 19-year-old Catholic, Jim Griffin in his Ulster home. The murder was witnessed by Joe, Griffin's 11-year-old brother. Thirty years later, Alistair has been rehabilitated and released from prison, while Joe remains traumatized and bitter. When a television talk show decides to bring them together for a live on-air reconciliation, the two must come face-to-face with their own worlds of pain, violence and vengeance
 
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