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Cinemax Reel Life (Firm)

Works: 27 works in 48 publications in 2 languages and 3,419 library holdings
Genres: Documentary films  Nonfiction films  History  Documentary television programs  Historical films  Personal narratives  Interviews  Biography  Case studies  Biographical films 
Classifications: E184.M45, 289.7092
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Cinemax Reel Life (Firm)
Devil's Playground( Visual )

4 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 1,009 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Looks at the Pennsylvania Dutch tradition of rumspringa which is a period in a teenager's life during which they are set free to explore the world outside the Amish life. This is so that they can make an informed decision before they make a commitment to join the church at adulthood. Follows four teenagers in their time of discovery
Broken silence by Luis Puenzo( Visual )

2 editions published in 2004 in Spanish and held by 584 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Some who lived weaves together testimonies of Holocaust survivors now living in Argentina and Uruguay with archival and contemporary footage; it also draws parallels between the Nazi regime and the government of Argentinean president, Juan Perón
Long night's journey into day by Frances Reid( Visual )

2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 431 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For over forty years, South Africa was governed by the most notorious form of racial domination since Nazi Germany. When it finally collapsed, those who had enforced apartheid's rule wanted amnesty for their crimes. Their victims wanted justice. As a compromise, the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) was formed. As it investigated the crimes of apartheid, the Commission brought together victims and perpetrators to relive South Africa's brutal history. By revealing the past instead of burying it, the TRC hoped to pave the way to a peaceful future
Legacy( Visual )

2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 283 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 208 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Focuses on Tammy Faye Messner's life from the time she met Jim Bakker until the fall of their ministry
Wisconsin death trip( Visual )

3 editions published between 2003 and 2010 in English and held by 195 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 )

3 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 178 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Inspired by the book of the same name by Robert Trachtenburg, more than 150 people in five cities were surveyed about the experience of realizing they were gay. In the resulting film, 16 interviewees--of different ages, sexes, and lifestyles--share their stories describing their own "when I knew" moment. Some experienced confusion and fear, but all have embraced their sexual orientation as essential to their personhood. In a therapeutic and often liberating fashion, the interviewees share their remembrances of recognition, acceptance, resolve, and self-awareness
Always a bridesmaid( Visual )

2 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 157 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. 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 132 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 69 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A documentary about the life of Gianni Versace, world famous fashion designer, and his 1997 murder
Paternal instinct by Murray Nossel( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 44 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 38 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
An Act of Conscience by Robbie Leppzer( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 25 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
Breasts a documentary( Visual )

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

22 women from 6 to 84 years old, mostly appearing topless, talk about their feelings about their breasts and the role they have played in the women's lives. Interviews are intercut with breast-related archival footage
Portraits of a lady( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 12 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
Trinkets & beads by Christopher Walker( Visual )

2 editions published between 1996 and 2015 in English and held by 7 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
Breasts( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Twenty-two women (age 6-84) from diverse backgrounds discuss how they feel about their breasts. Explores the role breasts play in puberty, motherhood, sex, health, and aging. Includes archival footage highlighting the centrality of breasts in popular culture as portrayed in mass media
Creature( Visual )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 3 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
Paul Monette the brink of summer's end( Visual )

2 editions published between 1997 and 2008 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores Paul Monette's life and work from his seemingly idyllic New England boyhood, and his closeted adolescence to his development into a successful writer, committed lover and activist, until his death from AIDS in February, 1995
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Devil's Playground
Broken silenceThe eyes of Tammy Faye