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Virgil Films

Overview
Works: 335 works in 586 publications in 2 languages and 46,306 library holdings
Genres: Documentary films  Nonfiction films  Biographical films  Drama  Biography  War films  Case studies  Educational films  Wildlife films  Filmed literary readings 
Roles: Distributor, fds, Publisher, prn
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Virgil Films
Forks over knives by Lee Fulkerson( Visual )

6 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 2,035 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This film examines the claim that most if not all degenerative diseases that afflict us can be controlled, or even reversed, by rejecting animal-based and processed foods. It traces the personal journeys of a pair of pioneering researchers, Dr. T. Colin Campbell and Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn. Although they didn't know each other, their individual research led to startlingly similar conclusions: degenerative diseases could usually be prevented--and in many cases reversed--by adopting a whole food, plant-based diet. Despite the profound implications of their findings, their work has remained relatively unknown to the public. The filmmakers explore the ancient idea of food as medicine, following "reality patients" who have adopted a whole foods plant-based diet as the primary approach to treat their ailments
Restrepo : one platoon, one valley, one year by Tim Hetherington( Visual )

2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 1,627 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This documentary chronicles the deployment of a platoon of U.S. soldiers in Afghanistan's Korengal Valley, starting in 2007. The movie focuses on a remote 15-man outpost, Restrepo, named after a platoon medic who was killed in action. It was considered one of the most dangerous postings in the U.S. military. This is an entirely experiential film: the cameras never leave the valley; there are no interviews with generals or diplomats
Miss Representation by Jennifer Siebel Newsom( Visual )

5 editions published between 2012 and 2015 in English and French and held by 1,186 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"As the most persuasive and pervasive force of communication in our culture, media is educating yet another generation that a woman's primary value lay in her youth, beauty and sexuality--and not in her capacity to lead, making it difficult for women to obtain leadership positions and for girls to reach their full potential. The film accumulates startling facts and statistics that leave audiences shaken, armed with a new perspective"--Container
The house I live in( Visual )

4 editions published in 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,095 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores the impacts of the war on drugs and drug policies in the United States, including the effects on prisons and the criminal justice system
Amreeka by Cherien Dabis( Visual )

6 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 915 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Muna Farah, a Palestinian single mom, struggles to maintain her optimistic spirit in the daily grind of intimidating West Bank checkpoints, the constant nagging of a controlling mother, and the haunting shadows of a failed marriage. Everything changes one day when she receives a letter informing her that her family has been granted a U.S. green card, and she moves with her teenage son to small town Illinois
The last lions( Visual )

8 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 778 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fifty years ago there were close to half-a-million lions in Africa. Today there are around 20,000. To make matters worse, lions, unlike elephants, which are far more numerous, have virtually no protection under government mandate or through international accords. This is the jumping-off point for a disturbing, well-researched and beautifully made cri de coeur from husband and wife team Dereck and Beverly Joubert, award-winning filmmakers from Botswana who have been Explorers-in-Residence at National Geographic for more than four years. Pointing to poaching as a primary threat while noting the lion's pride of place on the list for eco-tourists-an industry that brings in 200 billion dollars per year worldwide-the Jouberts build a solid case for both the moral duty we have to protect lions (as well as other threatened "big cats," tigers among them) and the economic sense such protection would make. And when one takes into account the fact that big cats are at the very top of the food chain-and that their elimination would wreak havoc on all species below them, causing a complete ecosystem collapse-the need takes on a supreme urgency
Glen Campbell : I'll be me( Visual )

4 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 742 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

They thought it would last five weeks. Instead it went for 151 spectacular sold out shows over a triumphant year and a half across America. What made this tour extraordinary was that Glen had recently been diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease. He was told to hang up his guitar and prepare for the inevitable. Instead, Glen and his wife went public with his diagnosis and announced that he and his family would set out on a "Goodbye Tour"
Life in a day by Kevin MacDonald( Visual )

2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 730 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

People from 192 countries submitted more than 80,000 videos to YouTube of personal events that happened in their lives on July 24th, 2010. Over 4,500 hours of contributed footage was sifted through to create this motion picture event
I am Chris Farley( Visual )

5 editions published in 2015 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 630 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A documentary film that will tell the bittersweet story of one of the most innovative comedians who ever graced the stage, screen and television, before his untimely death from a drug overdose at the tender age of only 33. Immortalized for his uniquely bold, energetic, and in-your-face comedic style, Chris Farley's off the charts talent cemented his place as a key player in a movement that evolved and redefined the comedic genre
Chalk( Visual )

4 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 595 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Follow the frenetic and awkwardly painful journey of three novice teachers as they navigate one memorable school year. Provides a teacher's perspective into the absurd, provocative and occasionally volatile world of public education
Borg vs. McEnroe by Janus Metz( Visual )

3 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 570 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wimbledon, 1980. The rainiest summer in decades. The world is waiting to see the number one tennis player in the world, Bjorn Borg, claim his fifth Wimbledon title. But few know of the drama behind the scenes: at only 24, Borg is close to the end, run-down, worn out and ridden with anxiety. Meanwhile, the challenger John McEnro, 20, has decided to replace his former hero on the Wimbledon throne. A story about the price of success
Louder than a bomb( Visual )

3 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and held by 541 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Follows the fortunes of four Chicago-area high school poetry teams as they prepare for and compete in the world's largest youth slam. Introduced by Oprah
The drop box( Visual )

2 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 522 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the work of Pastor Jong-rak Lee, who accepts into his family infants placed anonymously in the "baby box" at the front of his church in Seoul, South Korea
The mask you live in( Visual )

3 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 496 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines "hyper-masculinity" as a destructive force in the personal development and socialization of boys and young men. Discusses the roles of popular culture and peer pressure in influencing boys to adopt a masculine pose
One lucky elephant( Visual )

3 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and held by 460 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One Lucky Elephant begins with circus producer David Balding's realization that Flora, the orphaned African elephant he adopted and made the star of his circus, is tired of performing. What unfolds is a nine-year odyssey to find Flora a good home. Caught between the human and animal world, Flora epitomizes the harsh reality elephants face in our expanding man-made world. One thing is certain, after watching this film, you'll never look at an elephant in a zoo or a circus in the same way again
Desert Flower by Sherry Hormann( Visual )

3 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 460 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Inspired by the life of Waris Dirie, including how she escaped from an arranged marriage at the age of thirteen and embarked upon a two-hundred-mile journey across the desert of Somalia in an adventure that eventually led her into a modeling career
I am Heath Ledger by Hart Snider( Visual )

2 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 449 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The documentary provides an intimate look at Heath Ledger through the lens of his own camera as he films and often performs in his own personal journey. It was his creative energy and unshakable willingness to take risks that instilled such an extraordinary deep love and affection in the people that entered his life
Crime after crime by Yoav Potash( Visual )

2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 446 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1983, Deborah Peagler, a woman brutally abused by her boyfriend, was sentenced to 25 years-to-life for her connection to his murder. Twenty years later, California passed a law allowing incarcerated domestic violence survivors to reopen their cases. This documentary follows two attorneys who take Debbie's case and strive to attain testimonies of long lost witnesses, proof of perjured evidence, and new testimonies from the men who committed the murder
Matt Shepard is a friend of mine by Michele Josue( Visual )

6 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in English and held by 445 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Revisits the much-publicized case of Matthew Shepard, the young man tortured and killed in 1998 in Laramie, Wyoming for being gay. Family and friends recount Shepard's life and the circumstances surrounding his murder
Korengal( Visual )

3 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 434 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Follows many of the soldiers featured in "Restrepo" after they've left combat in order to examine how war works, what it feels like, and what it does to the young men who fight it
 
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Virgil Films & Entertainment

Virgil Films and Entertainment

Languages
English (72)

French (1)