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Overview
Works: 3,176 works in 5,629 publications in 3 languages and 208,217 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Made-for-TV movies  History  Television adaptations  Biographical films  Historical films  Documentary films  Film adaptations  Historical television programs  Comedy films 
Roles: fds, Distributor, Publisher, Producer
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.4372
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Most widely held works by HBO Video (Firm)
My big fat Greek wedding by Nia Vardalos( Visual )

18 editions published between 2001 and 2003 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,985 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A shy Greek American woman meets the man of her dreams, turning her personal, professional, and family life upside-down
Iron Jawed Angels by Katja von Garnier( Visual )

12 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in English and held by 2,038 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The dramatized story of defiant young activists Alice Paul and Lucy Burns who broke from the mainstream women's rights movement to create a more activist wing, putting their lives at risk to fight for the passage of the 19th Amendment and daring to push the boundaries to secure American women's voting rights in 1920
Angels in America by Mike Nichols( Visual )

13 editions published between 2003 and 2006 in English and held by 1,974 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Playwright Tony Kushner adapts his political epic about the AIDS crisis during the mid-1980s and centers the story around a group of separate but connected individuals."--IMDb
When the Levees Broke : a Requiem in Four Acts by Spike Lee( Visual )

10 editions published between 2006 and 2016 in English and held by 1,967 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The world watched in horror as Hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans on August 29, 2005. Many were shocked, not only by the scale of the disaster, but the slow, inept and disorganized response of the emergency and recovery efforts. Structured into four acts, each dealing with a different aspect of the events that preceded and followed Katrina's catastrophic passage through New Orleans. Tells the heartbreaking personal stories of those who endured this harrowing ordeal and survived to tell the tale
Maria full of grace by Joshua Marston( Visual )

4 editions published in 2004 in Spanish and English and held by 1,895 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Maria, a poor Columbian teenager, is desperate to leave a soul-crushing job. She accepts an offer to transport packets of heroin - which she swallows - to the United States. The ruthless world of drug trafficking proves to be more than she bargained for
Wit( Visual )

11 editions published between 2001 and 2020 in English and held by 1,884 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This HBO Films presentation chronicles the personal awakening of a longtime literary scholar (played by two-time Oscar-winner Emma Thompson), who learns the importance of simple human kindness when faced with the most daunting of crises: a diagnosis of advanced cancer
Band of Brothers( Visual )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 1,826 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tells the story of Easy Company, 506th Regiment of the 101st Airborne Division, U.S. Army, an elite rifle company that parachuted into France early on D-Day morning, fought in the Battle of the Bulge, captured Hitler's Eagle's Nest at Berchtesgaden, and suffered heavy casualties. Also includes a documentary about the soldiers in Easy Company
4 little girls by Spike Lee( Visual )

7 editions published between 1998 and 2010 in English and held by 1,771 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

he Birmingham Campaign was launched in 1963. Martin Luther King Jr. and other activists were soon jailed, but it was the participation of the children that advanced the momentum of the Birmingham movement. They marched alongside the adults and were taken to jail with them as well. Because the 16th St. Baptist Church was close to the downtown area, it was an ideal location to hold rallies and meetings. On Sunday morning, Sept. 15, 1963, dynamite planted by the Ku Klux Klan, exploded in the building. Under the fallen debris, the bodies of four girls were found. Denise McNair, Addie Mae Collins, Carole Robertson and Cynthia Wesley died because of the color of their skin. Features archival film footage, home photographs, comments by surviving family members, and interviews with local and national figures of the time
La vie en rose by Marion Cotillard( Visual )

10 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in French and English and held by 1,752 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Raised in a brothel, then wrested from the only life she knew by her father, so they could join the circus, Edith Piaf spent her teen years on the streets. She is finally "rescued" by a crime figure who gives her career a start and, ultimately, by her international success and final illness. Always frail, sickly, malnourished, and wildly temperamental, she was often on drugs or alcohol and was always in search of true love. Middleweight boxer, Marcel Cerdan, captures her heart and gives her something to live for, besides her music--at least for a while
Real women have curves by Patricia Cardoso( Visual )

14 editions published between 2002 and 2005 in English and held by 1,742 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Should she leave home, go to college and experience life? Or stay home, get married, and keep working in her sister's struggling garment factory? It may seem an easy decision, but for 18-year-old Ana, every choice she makes this summer will change her life."--Container
The immortal life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot( Visual )

10 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 1,594 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The film tells the story of Henrietta Lacks, an African-American woman whose cells were used without her consent to create the first immortal human cell line. Told through the eyes of her daughter, Deborah Lacks (Winfrey), the film chronicles her search, along with journalist Rebecca Skloot (Byrne), to learn about the mother she never knew and understand how the unauthorized harvesting of Lacks' cancerous cells in 1951 led to unprecedented medical breakthroughs, changing countless lives and the face of medicine forever."--Container
American Splendor by Robert Pulcini( Visual )

15 editions published between 2003 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,481 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pekar is a frustrated file clerk working at the local V.A. Hospital. He is also a comic book fan who befriends the young illustrator Robert Crumb and is soon inspired to create comic books based on his own life. Along his bumpy journey he meets, marries and falls in love with Joyce, an admiring comic book seller
Bury my heart at Wounded Knee by Yves Simoneau( Visual )

10 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in English and held by 1,453 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

By 1876, most of the nation's American Indians had been forcibly relocated to reservation land. In the Dakota Territory, Red Cloud had settled his people on the great Sioux Reservation, becoming wards of the government. Other Sioux leaders saw this as defeat and continued to live in the traditional way, with legendary resistance. Then an economic depression struck, and gold was discovered in the Black Hills--on Sioux land. In this film, the lives of Charles Eastman-a Dartmouth-educated, Sioux doctor; Senator Henry Dawes-member of the Committee on Indian Affairs; and Sitting Bull intersect in a manner that seems fated. The question that faces the government and the Sioux seems to leave two answers: assimilation versus extermination? It is answered by the assassination of Sitting Bull and the massacre of hundreds of Indian men, women, and children by the 7th Cavalry at Wounded Knee Creek on Dec. 29, 1890
The Sopranos by David Chase( Visual )

20 editions published between 2001 and 2015 in English and held by 1,359 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It's tough times in Jersey for Tony Soprano. The sluggish economy hasn't been good for the family business. His wife, Carmela, is angling for more financial security. Some long-time lieutenants aren't happy with Tony's recent decisions. A rival boss wants a bigger piece of the suburban pie. A Soprano is actually heading to trial for the first time in decades. At least one child has lost interest in higher education
Elizabeth I by Tom Hooper( Visual )

5 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in English and held by 1,267 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"[E]xplores the intersection of the private and public life of Elizabeth I in the latter half of her reign, offering a personal look at her allies, her enemies, and her suitors as she struggles to survive in a male-dominated world."--Container
As you like it by Kenneth Charles Branagh( Visual )

5 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 1,245 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rosalind is the daughter of banished Duke Senior and is being raised at the court of Duke Frederick, with her cousin Celia. She falls in love with a young man named Orlando, but she is banished by Duke Frederick, who threatens death if she comes near the court again. Celia goes with Rosalind. Disguised as the boy Ganymede, Rosalind enters the forest of Arden. Upon their arrival in the forest, they happen upon Orlando and his manservant, who are fleeing the wrath of Orlando's eldest brother. What follows is an elaborate scheme devised by the cross-dressing Rosalind to find out the verity of Orlando's supposed passion for her, and to further capture his heart, through the witty and mischievous façade of Ganymede
And the band played on by Randy Shilts( Visual )

15 editions published between 1993 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 1,238 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Matthew Modine stars as Dr. Don Francis, a researcher at the Centers for Disease Control who seeks to uncover the cause of a number mysterious deaths. With little funding for a subject few will even discuss, not only must he fight the disease, but a disinterested public, the government, the media and even the communities where the mysterious virus strikes hardest. But as the death toll mounts, public interest is stirred and Francis' research becomes a despeate race against time. --
Something the Lord made by Alan Rickman( Visual )

9 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 1,224 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tells the emotional true story of two men who defined the rules of their time to launch a medical revolution, set against the backdrop of the Jim Crow south. Working in 1940s Baltimore on an unprecedented technique for performing heart surgery on "blue babies", Dr. Alfred Blalock and lab technician Vivien Thomas from an impressive team. As Blalock and Thomas invent a new field of medicine, saving thousands of lives in the process, social pressures threaten to undermine their collaboration and tear them apart
Capturing the Friedmans by Andrew Jarecki( Visual )

6 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in English and held by 1,211 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Friedmans seem to be a typical family from affluent Great Neck, Long Island. One Thanksgiving, as the family gathers for a quiet holiday dinner, a police battering ram splinters the front door and officers rush inside. The police charge Arnold Friedman and his son Jesse with hundreds of shocking crimes. As police investigate, and the community reacts, the fabric of the family begins to disintegrate, revealing questions about justice, family and finally the truth
Unchained memories : readings from the slave narratives by Whoopi Goldberg( Visual )

4 editions published between 2003 and 2008 in English and held by 1,181 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When the Civil War ended in 1865, more than 4 million slaves were set free. By the late 1930's, 100,000 former slaves were still alive. In the midst of the Great Depression, journalists and writers traveled the country to record the memories of the last generation of African-Americans born into bondage. Over 2,000 interviews were transcribed as spoken, in the vernacular of the time, to form a unique historical record
 
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