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Storyville Films

Overview
Works: 101 works in 204 publications in 1 language and 6,596 library holdings
Genres: Documentary films  History  Nonfiction films  Biography  Nonfiction television programs  Biographical films  Documentary television programs  Historical television programs  Educational television programs  Environmental films 
Roles: Production personnel, Publisher, edi
Classifications: HQ1391.U5, 305.40973
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Most widely held works by Storyville Films
Makers : women who make America( Visual )

6 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 1,130 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reviews the story of how women have helped shape America over the last fifty years through one of the most sweeping social revolutions in American history, in pursuit of their rights to a full and fair share of political power, economic opportunity, and personal autonomy
If a tree falls : a story of the Earth Liberation Front( Visual )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 938 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The remarkable story of the rise and fall of the Earth Liberation Front, a radical environmental group that the FBI calls America's 'number one domestic terrorist threat, ' told through the transformation and radicalization of one of its members, Daniel McGowan. Academy Award-nominated filmmaker Marshall Curry weaves a chronicle of McGowan facing life in prison with a dramatic investigation of the events that led to his involvement with the ELF
RBG( Visual )

4 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 916 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"At the age of 85, U.,S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has developed a lengthy legal legacy while becoming an unexpected pop culture icon. But the unique personal journey of her rise to the nation's highest court has been largely unknown, even to some of her biggest fans-until now. RBG explores Ginsburg's life and career"--Container
Sister Rose's Passion by Oren Jacoby( Visual )

12 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in English and held by 613 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chronicles the life and career of Sister Rose Thering, a Roman Catholic Dominican nun and educator. Focuses especially on her efforts to combat antisemitism in the Catholic Church, including her influence on the "Nostra Aetate" Declaration adopted during the Second Vatican Ecumenical Council
Constantine's sword( Visual )

5 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 502 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Uses Carroll's earlier book of the same title (c2001) as a departure point. The book discusses relations exclusively between the Catholic Church and the Jews, arguing that the Church has been antisemitic from the moment of its founding. The film incorporates much of that research, but expands the scope to discuss religious intolerance by all Christian denominations of all non-Christian denominations. The film also discusses modern political and social issues pertaining to religion, including intolerance towards Muslims, the influence of the evangelical movement, and separation of church and state
The Shakespeare Sessions( Visual )

11 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in English and held by 480 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Royal Shakespeare Company directors John Barton and Sir Peter Hall travel to America to conduct workshops with the all-star cast of the Broadway production of The merchant of Venice. Subjects covered include: creating a world with words, the clues are in the text, playing the story, Shakespeare's advice to the actor, changing gears from prose to verse, the questions reveal the character, handling emotion, setting the word against the word, and connecting with the audience. Also includes the actors' talking about their experiences working with John Barton
Topdog Diaries( Visual )

9 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in English and held by 368 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this inside look at the creative process of a playwright, Suzan-Lori Parks spends two years struggling to produce her Pulitzer Prize-winning play, Topdog/Underdog. From her mentorship with the legendary James Baldwin to her marriage to blues musician Paul Oscher (who provided the music for this film), the program documents the creation of a dramatic piece, from initial inspiration to footage of the play in performance - which features Don Cheadle (Hotel Rwanda) and Jeffrey Wright (Angels in America) in the leading roles. Parks discusses her characters, plot, and dialogue; the logistics of mounting the production; being a female writing male characters; and whether or not a play has to be about race just because the characters are African-American
Lafayette : the lost hero( Visual )

3 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 313 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A history of life of Gilbert Lafayette, and his crucial role in the establishment of American democracy
My Italian secret : the forgotten heroes of the Holocaust( Visual )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 269 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tells the untold story of Tour de France cycling champion Gino Bartali and other courageous Italians who risked their lives to rescue Jews, partisans and other refugees in Nazi-occupied Italy
Shadowman( Visual )

2 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in English and held by 111 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Official documentary about '80s street art pioneer Richard Hambleton, known as the godfather of street art. This plunges viewers into the chaotic life of a forgotten artist, from early fame as a painter and denizen of the Lower East Side through his struggles with heroin, to his surprising comeback as street art exploded to become one of the most popular and lucrative art movement in the world
Harlem roots( Visual )

4 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 78 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Features four key band leaders: Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Cab Calloway and Lucky Millinder. These orchestras represent the cream of the crop. Here we see the swinging blues of Count Basie, the multidimensional beauty of Duke Ellington's compositions, the gospel inflected strains of Sister Rosetta Tharpe singing with Lucky Millinder and the high spirited rhythms of master showman Cab Calloway."--Container
Duke Ellington and his orchestra : 1929-1943 by Duke Ellington( Visual )

9 editions published between 1990 and 2007 in English and held by 76 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Selections from several short and feature length films. Featuring Billie Holiday, Ben Webster, Ivy Anderson, Johnny Hodges, Arthur Whetsol, Cootie Williams, Freddie Jenkins, Harry Carney and many others
The Spike Jones story( Visual )

5 editions published between 1988 and 2007 in English and held by 73 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Documentary on the life and career of musical humorist Spike Jones. Includes performances of Laura, Cocktails for two, Der Fuehrer's face, You always hurt the one you love, and All I want for Christmas is my two front teeth, along with some rarely seen 1950's rock & roll parodies. Features interviews with Milton Berle, Danny Thomas, Dr. Demento, and Helen Grayco, along with other family members and members of Jones' band, The City Slickers
The Mills Brothers story by Mills Brothers( Visual )

7 editions published between 1986 and 2007 in English and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A comprehensive documentary spanning the Mills Brothers' fifty year career. Includes film clips dating back to 1932, plus many of their timeless songs
Harlem roots( Visual )

4 editions published between 1988 and 2007 in English and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The short films included in this compilation are known as Soundies. These musical films were shown in a jukebox machine called Panoram. Over 2000 of these films were made between 1941 and 1947. This volume features three of the most accomplished African American musicians of the 1940s
Cab Calloway in Hi-de-ho by Cab Calloway( Visual )

3 editions published between 1997 and 2007 in English and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bandleader Cab Calloway has been tiring of Minnie, his sexy girlfriend. Minnie, in turn, is jealous of Cab's manager Nettie. When Nettie gets Cab a job at the Brass Hat Club, Minnie decides to retaliate against Cab for his imagined infidelity by setting gangster Boss Mason, owner of a rival club, against him
Dizzy Gillespie : Jivin' in be-bop by Dizzy Gillespie( Visual )

2 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in English and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"All clips have been selected from the 1947 long feature Jivin' in be-bop."--Container
Harlem roots( Visual )

3 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The short films included in this compilation are known as Soundies. These musical films were shown in a jukebox machine called Panoram. Over 2000 of these films were made between 1941 and 1947. In this film, the focus is on harmony as practiced by five top groups of the day. Popular between 1941 and 1947, the groups include the Mills Brothers, the Charioteers, the Delta Rhythm Boys, the Deep River Boys, and the Jubalaires. They are seen here performing some of their biggest hit songs
The big bands( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The short films included in this compilation are known as Soundies. These musical films were shown in a jukebox machine called Panoram. Over 2000 of these films were made between 1941 and 1947. This edition includes many of the hits of the 1940's performed by some of the biggest stars of the era."--Container
Stephane Grappelli live in San Francisco by Stéphane Grappelli( Visual )

3 editions published between 1998 and 2007 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A film of two concerts with jazz violinist Grappelli performing
 
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