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Cinemax Reel Life (Firm)

Works: 25 works in 51 publications in 2 languages and 3,262 library holdings
Genres: Documentary films  Nonfiction films  History  Documentary television programs  Personal narratives  Interviews  Historical films  Internet videos  Biography  Case studies 
Classifications: E184.M45, 289.7092
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Most widely held works by Cinemax Reel Life (Firm)
Devil's Playground by Lucy Walker( Visual )

3 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 988 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Looks at the Pennsylvania Dutch tradition of Rumspringa (literally, 'Running around'), which is a period in a teenager's life, usually between the ages of 16 and 21 years old. During this time, they are set free to explore the world outside the Amish life. Eventually, they can make an informed decision before they make a commitment to join the church, or to leave it. The film follows four teenagers in their time of discovery
Broken silence by Steven Spielberg( Visual )

2 editions published in 2004 in Spanish and held by 530 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Children from the abyss illustrates the horror of the Nazi invasion of Russia, with the mass killings conducted by the Einsatzgruppen after the Wehrmacht had moved further into the country; uses testimonies of survivors who were children at the time of the atrocities
Long Night's Journey into Day : South Africa's Search for Truth & Reconciliation by Frances Reid( Visual )

2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 326 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Follows four cases over a two-year period that were brought before South Africa's Truth and Reconciliation Commission which investigates the crimes of apartheid, by bringing together victims and perpetrators to relive South Africa's brutal history. In so doing South Africa is showing the rest of the world that even the most bitter conflicts can be addressed through honesty and communication, providing the most definitive record of one of the most ambitious and innovative attempts at social reconciliation without precedent in human history
Legacy by Tod S Lending( Visual )

2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 276 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This documentary is a stirring portrait of a Chicago family from one of the worst Chicago housing projects, as they wrestle with violence, drugs, poverty, and illiteracy. Five years in the making, the Collins family's story begins with the death of the most promising of their members, 14-year-old Terrell, gunned down in the street after a minor argument. His death forces his cousin Nickole, her mother, her aunt, and her grandmother to reassess lives. After surviving for three generations on welfare, together they face up to their weaknesses, develop their own talents, and change their fortunes
The eyes of Tammy Faye( Visual )

4 editions published between 2000 and 2014 in English and held by 209 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Witness the incredible story of the spectacular rise, fall and resurrection of the "Queen of the Eyelashes. This film chronicles Tammy Faye's personal journey from her love-at-first-sight meeting with Jim Bakker, to the making of the most successful television ministry in history, to being crucified in the court of public opinion
Wisconsin death trip( Visual )

3 editions published between 2004 and 2010 in English and held by 193 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on authentic historical records, this gives a chilling account of the disaster that befell one small town in Wisconsin in the 1890's. Black River Falls seems gripped by a peculiar madness, and its weekly newspaper is full of bizarre stories of violent death and wildly eccentric behavior. As epidemics decimate the infant population and the local economy collapses, the townsfolk are haunted by ghosts, possessed by demons, and terrorized by a cocaine-snorting, window-smashing madwoman
When I Knew( Visual )

4 editions published between 2008 and 2012 in English and held by 180 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores the emotional strain placed on gay youth by intense feelings of isolation. Isolation frequently leads them to drug and alcohol abuse, violence, homelessness and even suicide. Designed to break the silence surrounding adolescent homosexuality, it shows that information, acceptance, and support can make differences in the lives of these young people
Always a bridesmaid( Visual )

2 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 160 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On the eve of her 30th birthday, Nina Davenport has become obsessed with the institution of marriage and the missing ring on her finger. In "Always a bridesmaid," Nina confronts her fears from the trenches, where she works as a wedding videographer. She cross-examines failed love interests, interrogates nervous brides and wise spinsters, and gathers advice from anyone who will listen
Questioning faith( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 128 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The death of a close friend and fellow seminary student challenges Macky Alston's deepest convictions. Alston sets up a network of interviews with a diverse group of New Yorkers to answer questions on how to maintain faith in the face of tragedy
Fashion victim : the killing of Gianni Versace( Visual )

2 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in English and held by 71 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This film juxtaposes the rise of a fshion giant from the glamorous world of Paris fashion to the drug-ridden underworld of gay America and a murder by deranged Andrew Cunanan. Friends and family disclose an intimate side to Versace's omnipotent personality
Paternal instinct by Murray Nossel( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For Mark and Erik, a gay couple, and Wen, a prospective surrogate mother, the decision to have a child together starts them on a three-year journey that will transform their lives. Wen is a married computer programmer and a practicing Wiccan who wants to give the gift of parenthood and is willing to be impregnated by both Mark and Erik to give them two children ... but Mark turns out to be "sub-fertile." Their dramatic quest -- through surrogacy negotiations, insemination attempts, fertility challenges and other upheavals -- is rendered with an unusual degree of intimacy and immediacy
How do you spell murder?( Visual )

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

Filmed on location at New Jersey State Prison, a literacy program called L.I.F.E. is spotlighted. Outlines the relationship between illiteracy and crime
Breasts : a documentary( Visual )

6 editions published between 1996 and 2015 in English and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents interviews with 22 women, most of whom appear topless, speaking candidly about their attitudes toward breasts. The participants represent a wide range of age, size, race and background including two women with mastectomies, another who is concerned about the safety of her silicone implants, a self-proclaimed leader of the "Strong Breast Revolution," a transsexual, a 420-pound comedienne and two mother-daughter pairs. Interwoven with the interviews are segments of breast-related archival footage, including a racy 1920s animated cartoon, a 1950s beauty pageant, and a 1970s bra ad
An Act of Conscience by Robbie Leppzer( Visual )

2 editions published between 1997 and 2005 in English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Chronicles the story of a family in western Massachusetts whose home was seized by federal marshalls and IRS agents after they publicly refused to pay federal taxes as a protest against war and military spending"--Turning Tide Productions web site
Trinkets & beads by Christopher Walker( Visual )

2 editions published between 1996 and 2015 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Documents the lives of the Huaorani, a small tribe of Ecuadorian Indians who, after 20 years of pressure from foreign oil companies, agreed to allow oil-drilling on their land. Focuses on the introduction of massive environmental pollution and cultural change, and the tribe's subsequent efforts to regain control of their lives and lands
Portraits of a lady( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In October 2006, Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor sat for two 3-hour sessions, agreeing to have her portrait painted by not one, but 25 separate artists. In the end, these painters, some amateurs, some professionals, created vastly different images of the first woman to sit on the U.S. high court, shedding light on both their subject (who entertained the room with anecdotes about herself and other Supreme Court luminaries), as well as the process and heritage of portraiture in American history and politics"--HBO website
Chain camera( Visual )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In August of 1999 at John Marshall High School, two miles east of Hollywood, ten video cameras were given to students to film their lives. After a week, the cameras were given to ten new students, and then the pattern was repeated the following week. For the next year, these cameras were moved through the student body. This film is a video diary for 16 of these students
Full frame documentary film festival( Visual )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Why can't we be a family again? (27 min. - col.): chronicles the plight of two brothers in foster care, as they attemp to reunite with a mother who abandoned them for drugs over a decade ago. A film by Roger Weisberg and Murray Nossel. Producers, Roger Weisberg, Murray Nossel ; directors, Roger Weisberg, Murray Nossel ; narrator, Ossie Davis ; director of photography, Edward Morritz ; editor, Barry Alexander Brown ; original music, Mark Suozzo
Creature( Visual )

3 editions published between 2000 and 2014 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A boldly compassionate look at gender ambiguity, 'Creature' examines an often misunderstood sub-culture through the journey of one transsexual woman. In 1994, Parris Patton drove a two man crew to the corner of Santa Monica and La Brea in Hollywood, California. It was there that he met Stacey "Hollywood" Dean and began what was to become a four year chronicle of Stacey's odyssey into womanhood. Deep into her transformation, Stacey returns home to North Carolina hoping for, but not counting on, acceptance from her ultra-religious parents
Con man : the true story of an Ivy League imposter( Visual )

2 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An intimate and disturbing profile of an elusive imposter (James Arthur Hogue) who dared to outrun his past in pursuit of his own dark version of the American Dream
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Devil's Playground
Broken silenceThe eyes of Tammy Faye