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Storyville Films

Overview
Works: 108 works in 219 publications in 1 language and 8,874 library holdings
Genres: Documentary films  Nonfiction films  Biographical films  Biography  History  Drama  Comedy films  Action and adventure films  Nonfiction television programs  Internet videos 
Roles: Production personnel, Publisher, edi
Classifications: KF8745.G56, 347.732634
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Storyville Films
RBG( Visual )

14 editions published between 2018 and 2019 in English and held by 1,795 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
Makers : women who make America( Visual )

7 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 1,202 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
22 Jump Street by Jonah Hill( Visual )

2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 1,154 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"After making their way through high school (twice), big changes are in store for officers Schmidt (Jonah Hill) and Jenko (Channing Tatum) when they go deep undercover at a local college. But when Jenko meets a kindred spirit on the football team, and Schmidt infiltrates the bohemian art major scene, they begin to question their partnership. Now they don't have to just crack the case--they have to figure out if they can have a mature relationship"--Container
If a tree falls : a story of the Earth Liberation Front( Visual )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 892 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
Sister Rose's Passion by Oren Jacoby( Visual )

13 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in English and held by 626 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Until the Second Vatican Council in 1965, textbooks used to educate Catholic children taught that Jews were responsible for the death of Christ and hence were hated by God. The amendment at Vatican II was thanks to Sister Rose Thering, who had been troubled by the Church's anti-Semitic stance as a child, and appalled by the lack of response to the Holocaust as an adult. In this program, Sister Rose describes her crusade to strike inaccurate and inflammatory language about Jews from the Catholic canon. Historians and members of the clergy shed light on the theological roots of anti-Semitism, and also comment on Mel Gibson's The Passion of the Christ, which was condemned by the U.S. Conference of Bishops
The Shakespeare Sessions( Visual )

13 editions published between 2000 and 2013 in English and held by 505 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This fascinating program brings viewers into a workshop run by John Barton, cofounder of the Royal Shakespeare Company, that demonstrates how vividly accessible Shakespeare's language can be when it is heard rather than read. Barton explains that Shakespeare's text gives subtle cues to actors about how a scene should be played, and that audiences can become immersed in the action by a verbal invitation to the imagination ("Think, when we talk of horses, that you see them ... "). With commentary and rehearsal footage that features Kevin Kline, Patrick Stewart, Cynthia Nixon, Charles S. Dutton, Dustin Hoffman, Sir Peter Hall, and others, the film includes some of Shakespeare's most famous scenes in compelling new interpretations
Topdog Diaries( Visual )

7 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in English and held by 391 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
Constantine's sword( Visual )

3 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 388 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
Lafayette : the lost hero( Visual )

2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 310 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 276 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 130 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
Makers : women who make America( Visual )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 118 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

MAKERS: Women Who Make America tells the remarkable story of the most sweeping social revolution in American history, as women have asserted their rights to a full and fair share of political power, economic opportunity, and personal autonomy in the last 50 years. It's a revolution that has unfolded in public and private, in courts and Congress, in the boardroom and the bedroom, changing not only what the world expects from women, but what women expect from themselves. MAKERS brings this story to life with priceless archival treasures and poignant, often funny interviews with those who led the fight, those who opposed it, and those first generations to benefit from its success. Trailblazing women like Hillary Rodham Clinton, Ellen DeGeneres, Gloria Steinem, Eleanor Holmes Norton, and Linda Alvarado share their memories, as do countless women who challenged the status quo in industries from coal-mining to medicine. MAKERS captures with music, humor, and the voices of the women who lived through these turbulent times the dizzying joy, aching frustration, and ultimate triumph of a movement that turned America upside-down."--Container. 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
James Carroll's Constantine's sword( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 97 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

At its heart a detective story, as Carroll journeys into his own past (his father was a U.S. Air Force General who helped prepare for nuclear war) and into the wider world, were he uncovers evidence of church-sanctioned violence against non-Christians
The Spike Jones story( Visual )

5 editions published between 1988 and 2007 in English and held by 70 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
Duke Ellington and his orchestra : 1929-1943 by Duke Ellington( Visual )

4 editions published between 2000 and 2007 in English and held by 63 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
Makers : women who make America( Visual )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"MAKERS: Women Who Make America tells the remarkable story of the most sweeping social revolution in American history, as women have asserted their rights to a full and fair share of political power, economic opportunity, and personal autonomy in the last 50 years. It's a revolution that has unfolded in public and private, in courts and Congress, in the boardroom and the bedroom, changing not only what the world expects from women, but what women expect from themselves. MAKERS brings this story to life with priceless archival treasures and poignant, often funny interviews with those who led the fight, those who opposed it, and those first generations to benefit from its success. Trailblazing women like Hillary Rodham Clinton, Ellen DeGeneres, Gloria Steinem, Eleanor Holmes Norton, and Linda Alvarado share their memories, as do countless women who challenged the status quo in industries from coal-mining to medicine. MAKERS captures with music, humor, and the voices of the women who lived through these turbulent times the dizzying joy, aching frustration, and ultimate triumph of a movement that turned America upside-down."--Container. 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
Harlem roots( Visual )

2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 55 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
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 and their bands
Cab Calloway in Hi-de-ho by Cab Calloway( Visual )

3 editions published between 1997 and 2007 in English and held by 29 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
 
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