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MPI Media Group

Overview
Works: 448 works in 759 publications in 2 languages and 66,454 library holdings
Genres: Documentary films  Nonfiction films  Drama  Biographical films  Biography  History  Comedy films  Road films  Film adaptations  Horror films 
Roles: Distributor, Publisher
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by MPI Media Group
Cave of forgotten dreams by WERNER HERZOG( Visual )

5 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 1,576 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Overcoming considerable technical challenges, iconic director Werner Herzog takes viewers into the interior of Chauvet Cave in southern France where the world's oldest cave paintings--hundreds in number--were discovered in 1994. These 32,000-year-old artworks--pristine and astonishingly realistic drawings of horses, cattle, and lions--come alive in the torchlight, as Herzog muses on this extraordinary place, the nature and purpose of Paleolithic art, and its creators. For Herzog, these paintings present perhaps the earliest manifestation of our primal desire to communicate and represent the world around us, which leads him to wider metaphysical contemplations on evolution and our place within it, and ultimately on what it means to be human
Buck by Vern Hume( Visual )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 1,333 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 Documentaire( Visual )

7 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 1,283 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 )

5 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 1,010 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 Ai Weiwei( Visual )

3 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 970 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
The art of the steal( Visual )

5 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in English and held by 930 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 )

5 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 921 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Profiles six contestants in the Youth America Grand Prix, a prestigious competition for aspiring young ballet dancers
Into the abyss : a tale of death, a tale of life( Visual )

8 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 880 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 812 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 )

5 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in English and held by 793 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 )

3 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 792 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
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 740 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
Weiner( Visual )

2 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 739 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An examination of disgraced New York Congressman Anthony Weiner's disastrous 2013 mayoral campaign
ʻEts limon = Lemon tree = Shajarat līmūn( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in Hebrew and held by 727 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
Sleepwalk with me( Visual )

2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 712 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
The Texas chain saw massacre by Tobe Hooper( Visual )

14 editions published between 2006 and 2014 in English and held by 695 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
Five minutes of heaven by Oliver Hirschbiegel( Visual )

4 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 678 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1975 17-year-old Alistair Little, a member of the UVF murdered 19-year-old Catholic, Jim Griffin. the murder was witnessed by his 11-year-old brother, Joe Griffin. 25 years later the media arranges for the two men to meet again
Time out of mind( Visual )

3 editions published in 2015 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 658 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

George is a man whose struggle to find food and a place to sleep in New York City is beautifully captured with remarkable realism and heartrending compassion. Shuffled into the unforgiving bureaucracy of a men's shelter, George seems destined to wind up as just another lost soul swallowed up by the system, until he meets a gregarious, down-and-out ex-jazzman who inspires George to reconnect with his estranged daughter
Mary and Max by Adam Elliot( Visual )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 626 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mary is a lonely eight-year-old in the suburbs of Melbourne. Struggling with questions that no one can answer, she writes to Max, an obese 44-year-old Jewish man with Asperger's Syndrome living in New York City, which starts a friendship that spans 20 years and two continents
 
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