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Butler, Rick

Works: 22 works in 63 publications in 1 language and 5,017 library holdings
Genres: Documentary films  History  Nonfiction films  Drama  Educational films  Political films  Internet videos  Historical films  Television program clips  Interviews 
Roles: Cinematographer , Director, Photographer
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Rick Butler
Pieces of April( Visual )

7 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in English and held by 1,136 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Family outcast April lives in a beat-up apartment in New York's Lower East Side with her boyfriend, Bobby. In order to spend some time with her dying mother, April invites her conservative suburban family to her place for a Thanksgiving feast. While she frantically tries to complete the meal, the family drives in from Pennsylvania sharing less-than-pleasant opinions about April's lifestyle. Her dad tries to think positively, while sister Beth flaunts her good-girl status and brother Timmy captures it all on film
The Black Panthers : vanguard of the revolution by Stanley Nelson( Visual )

4 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 919 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution is the first feature length documentary to explore the Black Panther Party, its significance to the broader American culture, its cultural and political awakening for black people, and the painful lessons wrought when a movement derails. Master documentarian Stanley Nelson goes straight to the source, weaving a treasure trove of rare archival footage with the voices of the people who were there: police, FBI informants, journalists, white supporters and detractors, and Black Panthers who remained loyal to the party and those who left it. Featuring Kathleen Cleaver, Elaine Brown, Emory Douglas, Jamal Joseph, and many others, it's an essential history and a vibrant chronicle of this pivotal movement that birthed a new revolutionary culture in America."--Container
Mirrors of privilege : making whiteness visible( Visual )

4 editions published between 2006 and 2010 in English and held by 575 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This film advances the argument that with transformative learning, a dialogue for learning, changing, healing, and undoing race-based oppression can begin. It features the experiences and stories of White women and men who are social justice advocates. They have worked to gain insight into what it means, as White people, to challenge notions of race, racism, culture, and White identity development in the United States. Their shared reflections speak to the denial, defensiveness, guilt, fear, and shame often related to these issues and show how these responses can be replaced with solid commitments towards racial justice. The film uses art, theatre, movement, photographs, and music to amplify stories that share richly varied experiences and life processes informed by deep reflection and social justice action. The individuals' interviews are also enhanced by historical sources, spoken word, photographs, and video archives which serve to address systemic racist oppression
Straightlaced : How Gender's Got Us All Tied Up( Visual )

7 editions published between 2009 and 2015 in English and held by 558 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Meet 50 incredibly diverse students who take us on a powerful, intimate journey to see how popular pressures around gender and sexuality are shaping the lives of today's American teens ... Demonstrates how gender-based expectations are deeply intertwined with homophobia, and also are impacted by race, ethnicity and class. From girls confronting popular messages about culture and body image, to boys who are sexually active just to prove they aren't gay, STRAIGHTLACED reveals the toll that deeply-held stereotypes and rigid gender policing have on all of our lives, and offers both teens and adults a way out of anxiety, fear, and violence"--Container
Imaginary heroes by Jeff Daniels( Visual )

2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 486 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Il diciassettenne Tim è il figlio minore della famiglia Travis. Ha un forte legame con la madre Sandy mentre Ben, il padre, sembra totalmente assorbito dalla carriera sportiva folgorante del fratello maggiore Matt, mentre la sorella Penny frequenta il college fuori città. Quando Matt si toglie la vita, incapace di sopportare il peso delle aspettative paterne e i continui allenamenti in vasca, le dinamiche famigliari vengono messe a dura prova: Sandy si rifugia nello stordimento provocato dalle droghe leggere, Ben si chiude e diventa totalmente assente mentre Tim, che presenta su tutto il corpo evidenti segni di maltrattamento, continua la sua vita fatta di scuola, feste, alcol e stupefacenti con l'amico Kyle Anche i rapporti tra Sandy e Marge, la vicina e madre di Kyle, si inaspriscono maggiormente anche se Tim ignora le origini del litigio. Quando la situazione sta per precipitare definitivamente, una grave malattia di Sandy ricompatta la famiglia e richiama ognuno a fare la sua parte Ben cerca di recuperare il rapporto con la moglie e con Tim, che scopre di essere stato concepito nella relazione extraconiugale tra Sandy e il padre di Kyle. Dopo un iniziale rifiuto della situazione, Tim affronta la realtà, capendo finalmente il motivo per cui Matt lo picchiava senza pietà e il padre lo trascurava. Il giorno del suo diploma Tim, maturato e consapevole, è pronto per aprirsi agli altri ed eseguire alcune sue composizioni per pianoforte
Color adjustment by Marlon T Riggs( Visual )

2 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 415 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This study of prejudice and perception traces over forty years of race relations in America through the lens of prime time TV entertainment. Revisiting such popular hits as Amos and Andy, Beulah, The Nat King Cole Show, Julia, I Spy, Good Times and Roots, viewers see how bitter racial conflict was absorbed into the non-controversial formats of the prime time series
Cracking the codes : the system of racial inequity by Shakti Butler( Visual )

6 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 413 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In the U.S., race --more than any other demographic factor-- determines levels of individual educational achievement, health and life expectancy, possibility of incarceration, and wealth. This film reveals a self-perpetuating system of inequity in which internal factors play out in external structures: institutions, policy and law. Designed for dialogue and learning, Cracking the codes : the system of racial inequity works to disentangle internal beliefs within, as it builds skills to recognize and address the external drivers of inequity"--From the container
The way home by Shakti Butler( Visual )

4 editions published between 1998 and 2016 in English and held by 128 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Over the course of eight months, sixty-four women, representing a cross-section of cultures in America, came together to share their experiences of oppression through the lens of race. Separated into eight ethnic councils, (Indigenous, African-American, Arab, Asian, European-American, Jewish, Latina and multi-racial) the women explore their stories of identity, oppression, and resistance. It is the intention of World Trust to use this video as a catalyst for powerful learning, healing and transformation"--Container
The tic code( Visual )

5 editions published between 1997 and 2003 in English and held by 125 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set against the background of the Greenwich Village jazz scene, this is the story of a boy with Tourette's Syndrome whose only escape from his troubles is into the world of jazz music
The color of fear : a film by Mun Wah Lee( Visual )

3 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Color of fear 1: Around eight North American men of Asian, European, Latino, and African descent spend a weekend together talking about racism. Out of their confrontations and struggles to understand each other emerges a dialogue that most of us fear, but hope will happen sometime in our lives. The film guide is divided into two parts: The film vignettes (DVD) and The film questions (CD-ROM). The 40 film vignettes on the DVD correspond with the 40 sections of questions found on the CD-ROM. It is recommended that a skilled group leader be trained in how to facilitate these process questions
The Fillmore( Visual )

3 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Though it has been home to Japanese and Jewish residents, this KQED study of a San Francisco neighborhood highlights the Fillmore district as a center for black music and society. The impact of urban renewal in the Western Addition is also observed
Just another story( Visual )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An urban hip-hop musical that's a slice of life about a group of New York City youths set during one weekend in the city. The story spans the single weekend of Stix, an aspiring rapper. It shows the relationship he has with his parents, who happen to be hiding a secret from their son and his ten year old brother. Stix is trying to decide whether or not to perform at a gay bar for a $2,500 payoff
Healing justice( Visual )

3 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Designed for dialogue, the film examines the school-to-prison pipeline, the need for comprehensive criminal justice reform, and highlights the importance of implementing restorative healing practices
Goin' to Chicago( Visual )

in English and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A group of longtime Chicago residents returns to Greenville, Mississippi for a reunion with family and friends. Participants talk about their lives and their reasons for moving north. Includes historical footage of Mississippi and Chicago
Sighted eyes, feeling heart( Visual )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The first-ever feature documentary about Lorraine Hansberry, the visionary playwright who authored the groundbreaking A Raisin in the Sun. An overnight sensation, the play transformed the American theater and has long been considered a classic, yet the remarkable story of the playwright faded from view. With this documentary, filmmaker Tracy Heather Strain resurrects the Lorraine Hansberry we have forgotten--a passionate artist, committed activist and sought-after public intellectual who waged an outspoken and defiant battle against injustice in 20th-century America. The film reveals Hansberry's prescient works tackling race, human rights, women's equality and sexuality that anticipated social and political movements on the horizon"--
Saved! ; Pieces of April ; Kiss the bride( Visual )

3 editions published between 2003 and 2010 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Danni is about to be the first Sposato daughter to walk down the aisle, that is if her three wild sisters don't tear the family apart first. Niki, Chrissy, and Toni return home for the long overdue, Italian-style family reunion which ultimately turns into a contest of who can one-up the other
Through the door of no return( Visual )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Following her father's footsteps, the film maker journeys to the Elmina Castle, that foreboding structure on the west coast of Ghana where millions of her ancestors were warehoused before being sent out through that last exit into the middle passage of slavery. Called by the voices of her father and other ancestors, the film maker returns to the continent the way her ancestors left, at night, by the water, back through the door of no return"--Container
The color of fear 3( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A film about the struggle of the gay, lesbian and transgender community to be seen and understood in a predominately heterosexist society ... [T]he original cast ... discusses what it is like to grapple with their fears and stereotypes of gays in [the United States]. A ten-year retrospective has been added from Roberto Alamanzan and David Lee. They describe the complexities of being male, the fears that men have of each other, and their thoughts on same-sex marriage"--Container
The new dream : the 3rd wave of environment( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It briefly outlines the first and second waves of environmentalism and explains why the third wave, one committed to environmental justice, green jobs, pathways out of poverty and strong action on the climate crisis, is so important today
Children of violence( Visual )

2 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A documentary that focuses on the violence of life in an Oakland, Calif., barrio: as seen through daily events involving four teenage brothers and their mother who moves from the kitchen, to juvenile hall, to the hospital where two of her sons are recovering from gunshot wounds
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