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HBO Films

Overview
Works: 201 works in 495 publications in 3 languages and 61,040 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  History  Television adaptations  Television programs  Made-for-TV movies  Biographical television programs  Juvenile works  Fiction  Detective and mystery films 
Roles: Producer, Distributor
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.4372
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Most widely held works by HBO Films
John Adams by Kirk Ellis ( Visual )
7 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 2,444 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
À travers la vie et la carrière de John Adams, deuxième président des États-Unis et figure importante de la révolution américaine, on suit les événements et les débats qui ont mené à cette révolution, la guerre d'indépendance et les premiers moments tumultueux de la jeune république. [SDM]
Temple Grandin ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 2,058 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An engaging portrait of an autistic young woman who became, through timely mentoring and sheer force of will, one of America's most remarkable success stories as a leader in the field of animal husbandry and the humane handling of cattle
Iron jawed angels ( Visual )
4 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 2,046 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The dramatized story of Alice Paul and Lucy Burns, leaders of the suffragist women who fought for the passage of the 19th Amendment. They broke from the mainstream women's rights movement to create a more activist wing, daring to push the boundaries to secure women's voting rights in 1920
Angels in America by Mike Nichols ( Visual )
7 editions published in 2004 in English and French and held by 1,926 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Set in 1985. Revolves around two very different men with AIDS, one fictional, one fictionalized. Roy Cohn, personifies all the hypocrisy, delusion and callousness of the official response to the plague. Nothing shakes Roy's lack of empathy: even on his death bed, he's fighting with his gay nurse and taunting the woman he helped put to death, Ethel Rosenberg. The other patient is Prior Walter, who is visited by an angel and deserted by his self-pitying lover, Louis. Louis moves on to a relationship with Joe Pitt, a Mormon lawyer whose closeted homosexuality drives his wife to delusions and brings his mother to New York
Maria full of grace by Joshua Marston ( Visual )
11 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in Spanish and English and held by 1,906 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Maria, a poor Columbian teenager, leaves her job at a rose plantation. She accepts an offer to transport packets of heroin to the United States. The world of drug trafficking proves to be more than for which she bargained
Real women have curves by Patricia Cardoso ( Visual )
12 editions published between 2002 and 2005 in English and held by 1,791 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The summer after Ana's high school graduation is a turning point in her life. She has to decide whether to go to college and experience life, or stay home, get married and work at her sister's struggling garment factory
Kit Kittredge an American girl by Patricia Rozema ( Visual )
8 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in English and held by 1,771 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
After her father leaves to find work during the Great Depression, Kit's mother takes in boarders, and when the lockbox with the family money disappears Kit sets out to solve the mystery
Wit by Mike Nichols ( Visual )
6 editions published between 2001 and 2010 in English and held by 1,719 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An English professor, who alienates her students, has always had control over her life. That is, until she is diagnosed with a devastating illness. She agrees to undergo a series of procedures that are brutal, extensive and experimental. She finds that the fine line between life and death can only be walked with wit
Bury my heart at Wounded Knee by Yves Simoneau ( Visual )
6 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in English and held by 1,602 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
By 1876, most of the nation's American Indians had been forcibly relocated to reservation land. In the Dakota Territory, Red Cloud had settled his people on the great Sioux Reservation, becoming wards of the government. Other Sioux leaders saw this as defeat and continued to live in the traditional way, with legendary resistance. Then an economic depression struck, and gold was discovered in the Black Hills--on Sioux land. In this film, the lives of Charles Eastman-a Dartmouth-educated, Sioux doctor; Senator Henry Dawes-member of the Committee on Indian Affairs; and Sitting Bull intersect in a manner that seems fated. The question that faces the government and the Sioux seems to leave two answers: assimilation versus extermination? It is answered by the assassination of Sitting Bull and the massacre of hundreds of Indian men, women, and children by the 7th Cavalry at Wounded Knee Creek on Dec. 29, 1890
American splendor by Robert Pulcini ( Visual )
14 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and held by 1,508 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Pekar is a frustrated file clerk working at the local V.A. Hospital. He is also a comic book fan who befriends the young illustrator Robert Crumb and is soon inspired to create comic books based on his own life. Along his bumpy journey he meets, marries and falls in love with Joyce, an admiring comic book seller
Good hair ( Visual )
5 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 1,329 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Comedian Chris Rock tackles the very personal issue of hair, and how attaining good hair can impact African Americans' activities, relationships, wallets, and a self-esteem. Engages in frank, funny conversations with haircare professionals, beautyshop and barbershop patrons, as well as featuring interviews with Dr. Maya Angelou, Nia Long, Ice-T, Raven Symone, and more
Grey Gardens ( Visual )
5 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 1,236 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Based on the life stories Edith "Big Edie" Bouvier Beale and her daughter, Edith "Little Edie" Bouvier Beale who are the eccentric aunt and first cousin of Jackie Onassis. They were raised as Park Avenue débutantes, but withdrew from New York society. They took shelter at their Long Island summer home called 'Grey Gardens.' As their wealth and contact with the outside world dwindled, so did their grasp on reality. They were reintroduced to the world when international tabloids learned of a health department raid on their home. At that point, Jackie swooped in to save her relatives
As you like it ( Visual )
7 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and Spanish and held by 1,233 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Rosalind is the daughter of banished Duke Senior and is being raised at the court of Duke Frederick, with her cousin Celia. She falls in love with a young man named Orlando, but she is banished by Duke Frederick, who threatens death if she comes near the court again. Celia goes with Rosalind. Disguised as the boy Ganymede, Rosalind enters the forest of Arden. Upon their arrival in the forest, they happen upon Orlando and his manservant, who are fleeing the wrath of Orlando's eldest brother. What follows is an elaborate scheme devised by the cross-dressing Rosalind to find out the verity of Orlando's supposed passion for her, and to further capture his heart, through the witty and mischievous façade of Ganymede
Taking Chance ( Visual )
3 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 1,214 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The remarkable true story of one soldier's death in battle, another soldier's journey of discovery and a nation's reverence and gratitude toward its war dead. After hearing of the heroic death of a young Marine in Iraq, veteran officer Lt. Colonel Michael Strobl volunteers to escort the remains of Lance Corporal Chance Phelps back to his hometown in Wyoming. As Strobl crosses America's heartland, he will find himself on an unexpectedly emotional journey into the soul of a country mourning not only Chance, but all of our country's fallen heroes
The Laramie project ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2002 and 2010 in English and held by 1,037 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"This film is based on transcripts of over 200 interviews with the people of Laramie, Wyoming."--Title screens. In October 1998, 21 year-old Matthew Shepard had been found savagely beaten, tied to a fence, and left to die. National media attention made his case a cause célèbre, and a month later, off Broadway writer-director Moisés Kaufman and Tectonic Theatre (his collaborating actors) arrived. They succeeded in interviewing a wide range of relevant persons, from those who knew Shepard or knew the accused to police, university, and hospital personnel and community members. Then they wrote a play
You don't know Jack ( Visual )
5 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and held by 1,035 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In the late 1980s, 61-year-old former pathologist Dr. Jack Kevorkian launched a crusade to provide what he considered a humane and dignified option for the terminally ill--assisted suicide. Aided by his loyal friend Neal Nicol, and his older sister Margo Janus, Kevorkian begins offering his "death counseling" services to a grateful and burgeoning clientele. He earns the support of Hemlock Society activist Janet Good and the wrath of the county prosecutor's office. Repeatedly arrested, it was thanks to talented attorney Geoffrey Fieger that Kevorkian was repeatedly exonerated. But as the national news media catapulted him to notoriety, Kevorkian continued his work, risking everything in his fervor to change the prevailing laws and challenge society's attitude towards the right to die
The gathering storm by Richard Loncraine ( Visual )
13 editions published between 2002 and 2012 in English and held by 1,034 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The story of Winston Churchill's private and political struggles during the prewar years
Sugar ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2009 in Spanish and held by 1,023 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Miguel 'Sugar' Santos is a talented Dominican baseball player who longs to break into the American big league and earn the money needed to support his impoverished family. He is a talented pitcher who might just have what it takes to earn a prized spot on a Major League Baseball team. Before that happens he'll have to prove his worth in the minor leagues. Advancing in baseball's minor league system at the tender age of 19, Miguel is warmly welcomed into the small-town Iowa home of his host family. He struggles with language and cultural barriers despite the kindness of strangers. Subsequently forced to reevaluate his life's ambition after his once-trusty arm becomes unreliable. The previously single-minded pitcher gradually begins to question both the world he lives in and the role he has chosen to play in it
Conspiracy by Frank R Pierson ( Visual )
10 editions published between 2001 and 2010 in English and French and held by 1,007 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"On January 20, 1942, 15 German officials attended a conference at Wannsee - on the outskirts of Berlin. The meeting comprised of mid-ranking SS commanders and a variety of government ministers. The meeting was organized by SS Major Adolf Eichmann under the direction of Chief of Security Reinhard Heydrich. It was a polite conference, but under this thin veneer of manners lay an evil intent. By the end of the meeting, the fate of six million lives would be decided and the shape of the world would be altered forever" -- Melvyl
4 little girls ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 992 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
When a bomb tears through the basement of a black Baptist church on a peaceful fall morning, it takes the lives of four young girls; Denise McNair, Carole Robertson, Cynthia Wesley and Addie Mae Collins. This racially motivated crime, taking place at a time when the civil rights movement is burning with a new flame, could have doused that flame forever. Instead it fuels a nation's outrage and brings Birmingham, Alabama to the forefront of America's concern
 
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Alternative Names
Home Box Office (Firm). HBO Films
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English (118)
Spanish (12)
French (3)
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