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Cinemax Reel Life (Firm)

Works: 24 works in 49 publications in 1 language and 3,276 library holdings
Genres: Documentary films  Nonfiction films  Historical films  History  Case studies  Drama  Humor  Anecdotes  Film adaptations  Biography 
Classifications: DT1974.2, 968.065
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Most widely held works by Cinemax Reel Life (Firm)
Long night's journey into day by Francis Reid( Visual )

2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 341 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 by Tod S Lending( Visual )

2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 280 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
Wisconsin death trip( Visual )

2 editions published between 2004 and 2010 in English and held by 195 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on authentic historical records, Wisconsin Death Trip is a chilling account of the disasters that befell one small town in Wisconsin in the 1890s. 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. A film festival favorite that defies categorization, Wisconsin Death Trip is a visually stunning chronicle of a civilization breakdown
When I Knew( Visual )

3 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 179 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
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
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 30 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
Always a bridesmaid( Visual )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 27 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
An Act of Conscience by Robbie Leppzer( Visual )

1 edition published in 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
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
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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