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Thinkfilm (Firm)

Overview
Works: 171 works in 411 publications in 6 languages and 31,070 library holdings
Genres: Documentary films  Nonfiction films  Drama  History  Interviews  Melodramas (Motion pictures)  Biography  Romantic comedy films  Environmental films  Film adaptations 
Roles: Distributor, Producer
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Thinkfilm (Firm)
Murderball by Dana Adam Shapiro( Visual )

7 editions published between 2005 and 2011 in English and held by 1,458 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
In the shadow of the Moon by David Sington( Visual )

7 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 1,280 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents the story of NASA's Apollo program and the lunar landings by American astronauts made between 1968 and 1972. Features rare archival footage and interviews with surviving astronauts
Born into Brothels by Ross Kauffman( Visual )

16 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and French and held by 1,199 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

While living in the red light district of Sonagchi, Calcutta, documenting life in the brothels, New York-based photographer Zana Briski and Ross Kauffman embarked on a project by which Zana gave cameras to the children of prostitutes and taught them photography, awakening within them hidden talent and creativity and giving them a means to transform their lives
Half nelson by Ryan Fleck( Visual )

4 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 1,193 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An inner-city junior high school teacher struggles with issues of addiction and his relationships with his students. One association becomes especially remarkable, perhaps even questionable
Encounters at the end of the world( Visual )

4 editions published between 2008 and 2017 in English and held by 1,136 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
Taxi to the dark side by Alex Gibney( Visual )

3 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 1,117 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
The story of the weeping camel by Davaa Byambasuren( Visual )

3 editions published in 2005 in Mongolian and held by 1,102 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the Gobi Desert of Southern Mongolia, a family of nomads who keep a camel herd face trouble when one white calf is rejected by its mother. When all other attempts to reconcile the mother with the calf fail, the family sends its two young boys on a journey to a distant village, to seek a musician who will perform a ritual to set things right
War dance by Sean Fine( Visual )

2 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 1,023 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
Then she found me by Helen Hunt( Visual )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 984 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Desperate to start a family, New York schoolteacher, April Epner hits a midlife crisis when, in quick succession, her husband unexpectedly abandons her and her adoptive mother dies. She gets another shock when she meets her biological mother, an eccentric, self-centered talk show host, whom at first she rejects. Then the divorced dad of one of her students begins courting April. As her life is turned upside-down, April finds herself opening up in ways she had never imagined
The untold story of Emmett Louis Till by Keith A Beauchamp( Visual )

8 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 914 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
Nanjing = Nanking by William Guttentag( Visual )

6 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in Chinese and English and held by 762 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
Lake of fire by Tony Kaye( Visual )

5 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 727 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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The Boys of Baraka( Visual )

5 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 710 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Follows a group of 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
Keeping mum by Niall Johnson( Visual )

2 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 673 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 wife's dalliance with her brash golf instructor, his daughter's parade of new boyfriends, and his young son's regular trouncing by the school's bullies. Enter their new housekeeper, Grace, the answer to the family's prayers. Grace is a sweet old lady with her own distinctive definition of cleaning house, with an unusual way of solving every day problems
Bordertown by Gregory Nava( Visual )

6 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 590 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
Bus 174 by José Padilha( Visual )

11 editions published between 2002 and 2005 in Portuguese and Spanish and held by 576 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A powerful, award-winning documentary examining the tragic series of events that followed a desperate bus hijacking in Rio de Janeiro in 2000 that turned deadly when a SWAT team took action against street kid Sandro do Nascimento, the drug-addled hijacker
Primer by Michael Jackson( Visual )

3 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 575 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
The assassination of Richard Nixon by Niels Mueller( Visual )

4 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in English and held by 562 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
The air I breathe by Kevin Bacon( Visual )

4 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 522 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
The agronomist by Jonathan Demme( Visual )

3 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 520 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tells the story of Haitian national hero Jean Dominique, owner and operator of Haiti's oldest and only free radio station until his assassination in April 2000
 
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Alternative Names
Th!nk Film.

Th!nkFilm.

Th!nkFilm amerikansk distributör och producent av film

Think Film.

THINKFilm casa di distribuzione cinematografica in Stati Uniti d'America

THINKFilm distribuidora cinematográfica de Estados Unidos

THINKFilm distributeur de cinéma en États-Unis

THINKFilm filmdistributeur in Verenigde Staten van Amerika

THINKFilm кинодистрибьютор в Соединённые Штаты Америки

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