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Thinkfilm (Firm)

Overview
Works: 206 works in 498 publications in 9 languages and 38,994 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Documentary films  Interviews  History  Biography  Nonfiction films  Sports films  Personal narratives  Sources  Fiction 
Roles: Distributor, Producer
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.4372
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Most widely held works by Thinkfilm (Firm)
Transformers by Michael Bay( Visual )

7 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and Spanish and held by 1,971 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On the planet Cybertron, a war was waged between the Autobots and the Decepticons for control of the Allspark, a mystical talisman that would grant unlimited power to whoever possessed it. The Allspark is smuggled off the planet, but Megatron goes in search of it. He tracks it to Earth and his desire for power sends him into the Artic Ocean. The sheer cold forces him into a paralyzed state. His body is later recovered, and before going into a comatose state he uses the last of his energy to engrave a map, showing the location of the Allspark, into the Captain's glasses. A century later, Spike buys his first car. To his shock, he discovers it is an Autobot in disguise. He is to protect Spike, who bears the Captain's Decepticons attack a U.S. military base. Spike and his girlfriend Mikaela find themselves in the middle of a grand battle between the Autobots and cryogenically stored form of Megatron awakens
Born into brothels by Ross Kauffman( Visual )

24 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in 5 languages and held by 1,623 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Home use only
Murderball by Dana Adam Shapiro( Visual )

11 editions published between 2005 and 2011 in English and held by 1,568 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A film about tough, highly competitive quadriplegic rugby players. These men have been forced to live life sitting down, but in their own version of the full-contact sport, they smash each other in custom-made gladiator-like wheelchairs. Tells the story of a group of world-class athletes unlike any ever shown on screen. In addition to smashing chairs, it will smash every stereotype you ever had about the disabled
Half nelson by Ryan Fleck( Visual )

3 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 1,311 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An inner-city junior high school teacher with a drug habit forms an unlikely friendship with one of his students after she discovers his secret
Fantastic 4( Visual )

2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 1,286 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When the Silver Surfer arrives on Earth, army General Hager demands that Reed Richards create a sensor to track him and find out what he's doing on Earth. The only problem is that Richards is helping Sue Storm plan their rescheduled wedding. Ben Grimm is heating up his relationship with Alicia and Johnny Storm is trying to get sponsorships and girls. Returning is Victor Von Doom, who gladly offers to assist the military in figuring out what the Silver Surfer is all about
Taxi to the dark side by Alex Gibney( Visual )

7 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 1,218 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An investigation into the introduction of torture as an interrogation technique in U.S. facilities, and the role played by key figures of the Bush Administration in the process. Takes an in-depth look at the case of Afghan taxi driver Dilawar, who was suddenly detained by the U.S. military one afternoon and died in his Bagram prison cell five days later
Encounters at the end of the world( Visual )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 1,184 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This film, like many from director Werner Herzog, is a poem of oddness and beauty. Investigating the lives of the "professional dreamers" who conduct research at the bottom of the world in Antarctica, he finds a happily cynical lot, who regard climate change and the potential extinction of Homo sapiens in rather a different light than most people. They study penguins, seals, volcanoes, miniscule underwater creatures, and the shifting ice patterns. In this harsh yet beautiful place, where compasses are useless, and the climate is negative 70 degrees Fahrenheit, Herzog finds the scenery splendid, and McMurdo Station research center repellent. For viewers who have wondered why anyone would go to Antarctica, Herzog's film provides some interesting answers, and many scenes capturing the natural beauty of the ice continent
War dance( Visual )

11 editions published between 2006 and 2012 in English and held by 1,136 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A depiction of the transformative and uplifting potential of music and dance in the lives of children. Dominic, Rose, and Nancy are three children of the Acholi tribe, living in the war zone displacement camp in Patongo, Uganda. As war refugees, their families have been decimated, their homes lost, and they have been burdened with vivid memories of violence. However, the children are at least able to attend a camp school that offers them inspiration, as they participate in music, song and performance. When they are invited to compete in an annual music and dance festival in their nation's capitol, an opportunity for which all 20,000 Ugandan schools compete, they are given the chance to regain hope and success in their lives
In the shadow of the Moon by David Sington( Visual )

7 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 1,114 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Between 1968 and 1972, the world watched in awe each time an American spacecraft voyaged to the Moon. Only 12 American men have walked upon its surface and they remain the only human beings to have stood on another world. Now for the first time, a combination of archival material from the original NASA film footage, much of it never before seen and interviews with the surviving astronauts tells the story of the Apollo space program
The story of the weeping camel by Davaa Byambasuren( Visual )

5 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in Mongolian and English and held by 955 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A blend of documentary and drama. In the Gobi Desert, a family of nomadic shepherds assists the births of its camel herd. They face a crisis when one white calf is rejected by its mother after a difficult delivery. When any hope for the little one seems to have vanished, the nomads sends its two young boys on a journey through the desert, to fetch a musician capable of performing a magical ceremony
The untold story of Emmett Louis Till( Visual )

6 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 920 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A biography of Emmett Louis Till, an African-American teenager who was murdered for whistling at a white women in Mississippi in 1955. Chronicles director Beauchamp's decade-long effort to determine the true identities of Till's killers
Lake of fire by Tony Kaye( Visual )

5 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 781 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A look at the subject of abortion where there can be no absolutes, no 'right' or 'wrong.' Equal time is given to both sides, covering arguments from the extremes of the spectrum, as well as those at the center, who acknowledge that, in the end, everyone is 'right' or 'wrong.'
The boys of Baraka( Visual )

8 editions published between 2005 and 2011 in English and held by 777 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Follows a group of extraordinary 12-year-old boys from the most violent ghettos of Baltimore to the Baraka School, an experimental boarding school in rural Kenya, where children live by strict guidelines, yet are given the freedom to grow. An emotionally explosive journey shot over three years, the film zeroes in on a group of brave kids who are willing to cross the ocean to chase an opportunity - boys with a fierce determination to fight the label of "throw-away."
Keeping mum by Rowan Atkinson( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 718 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An absent-minded vicar of a rural parish is so distracted by the pressures of his job that he fails to notice his family's disfunctions. The answer to the family's prayers is a new housekeeper with an unusual way of solving problems
Nanjing Nanking( Visual )

4 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and Chinese and held by 705 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tells the story of the Japanese invasion of Nanking, China in the early days of World War II and focuses on the efforts of a small group of unarmed Westerners who established a Safety Zone where over 200,000 Chinese found refuge. Told through deeply moving interviews with Chinese survivors, archival footage, and chilling testimonies of Japanese soldiers, interwoven with staged readings of the Westerners' letters and diaries
The assassination of Richard Nixon by Niels Mueller( Visual )

5 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and Turkish and held by 619 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on real-life events. Set in 1974 and centers on a businessman who takes extreme measures to achieve his American dream
Primer by Shane Carruth( Visual )

4 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 619 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

PRIMER is set in the industrial park/suburban tract-home fringes of an unnamed contemporary city where two young engineers, Abe and Aaron, are members of a small group of men who work by day for a large corporation while conducting extracurricular experiments on their own time in a garage. While tweaking their current project, a device that reduces the apparent mass of any object placed inside it by blocking gravitational pull, they accidentally discover that it has some highly unexpected capabilities--ones that could enable them to do and to have seemingly anything they want. Taking advantage of this unique opportunity is the first challenge they face. Dealing with the consequences is the next
Bus 174 by José Padilha( Visual )

10 editions published between 2002 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 612 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This Brazilian documentary uses a combination of video taken for Brazilian television and ex post facto talking-head interviews. Their work explores a bus hijacking that took place in Rio de Janeiro in 2000, and paints a heartbreaking, shocking portrait of Sandro, the perpetrator, a child of the slums who had survived a notorious police massacre of homeless children in 1992, and a society riven by poverty and violence. It is a powerful, award-winning examination of the tragic series of events that followed - when a SWAT team took evasive action against the drug-adddled hijacker
Bordertown by Gregory Nava( Visual )

7 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 603 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When a young girl is raped and left for dead in Mexico, she enlists the help of an ambitious reporter and a local newspaper owner for help. Soon their own lives are in danger as they try to uncover the terrors on the border. Inspired by true events
The air I breathe by Kevin Bacon( Visual )

5 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 570 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A film based on an ancient Chinese proverb that breaks life down into four emotional cornerstones: happiness, pleasure, sorrow and love. Four very different people teetering on the edge of desperation are unexpectedly linked by their destinies. Filled with surprising twists and turns, this suspenseful, action-filled drama employs both brutal violence and aching poetry in a moving exploration of the search for happiness in a gritty urban world
 
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