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Forty Acres & a Mule Filmworks

Works: 57 works in 336 publications in 3 languages and 29,527 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Documentary films  Biographical films  Documentary television programs  Comedy films  History  Historical films  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Environmental films  Historical television programs 
Roles: prn
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Forty Acres & a Mule Filmworks
Malcolm X by Spike Lee( Visual )

25 editions published between 1992 and 2013 in English and French and held by 3,527 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Born Malcolm Little, his minister father was killed by the Ku Klux Klan. He became a gangster, and while in jail discovered the Nation of Islam writings of Elijah Muhammad. After getting out of jail, he preaches the teachings, but later on goes on a pilgrimage to the city of Mecca. There he converts to the original Islamic religion and becomes a Sunni Muslim. He changes his name to El-Hajj Malik Al-Shabazz and stops his anti-white teachings, having discovered the error of his mistakes. He is later assasinated and dies a Muslim martyr
Do the right thing by Spike Lee( Visual )

47 editions published between 1989 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 3,312 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The hottest day of the year explodes onscreen in this vibrant look at a day in the life of Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn. A portrait of urban racial tensions sparked controversy while earning popular and critical praise."--Container
When the Levees Broke : a Requiem in Four Acts by Spike Lee( Visual )

14 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 2,134 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
4 little girls by Spike Lee( Visual )

11 editions published between 1997 and 2010 in English and held by 1,908 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When a bomb tears through the basement of a black Baptist church on a peaceful fall morning, it takes the lives of four young girls; Denise McNair, Carole Robertson, Cynthia Wesley and Addie Mae Collins. This racially motivated crime, taking place at a time when the civil rights movement is burning with a new flame, could have doused that flame forever. Instead it fuels a nation's outrage and brings Birmingham, Alabama to the forefront of America's concern
Miracle at St. Anna by Spike Lee( Visual )

6 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 1,245 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

August 1944. Follows four black soldiers of the all-black 92nd Infantry Division who get trapped near the small Tuscan village of Sant'Anna di Stazzema on the Gothic Line during the Italian Campaign of World War II. One of the men will risk his life to save an Italian boy who lives in the city where the Waffen-SS have massacred most of the citizens of the town in retaliation for Italian partisan activity. A sculpted head from the Ponte Santa Trinita in Florence is a focal point
Love & basketball by Omar Epps( Visual )

14 editions published between 2000 and 2015 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 1,124 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the playground to the pro leagues, Monica and Quincy taught each other how to play the game. Now, their commitment to the sport will force them to make a choice between each other and the game, between family and team, between love and basketball
25th hour by Henri Verneuil( Visual )

17 editions published between 1980 and 2015 in English and Italian and held by 1,112 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Monty Brogan is facing a seven-year prison sentence for dealing drugs. On the night before he has to go to jail, he decides to go out with his friends one last time, and re-examines his life in the process
Jungle fever by Spike Lee( Visual )

12 editions published between 1991 and 2006 in English and held by 957 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An Afro-American architect begins an affair with his working class Italian secretary. Their relationship causes them to be scrutinized by their friends, cast out from their families and shunned by their neighbors in this moving view of inner-city life
He got game by Spike Lee( Visual )

10 editions published between 1998 and 2014 in English and Italian and held by 933 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A prisoner is granted a furlough in hopes of persuading his estranged son, the country's top high school basketball player, to attend the governor's alma mater
Chi-Raq( Visual )

2 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 917 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chi-Raq is a modern day adaptation of the ancient Greek play 'Lysistrata' by Aristophanes. After the murder of a child by a stray bullet, a group of women led by Lysistrata organize against the on-going violence in Chicago's South Side creating a movement that challenges the nature of race, sex and violence in America and around the world
Bamboozled by Spike Lee( Visual )

8 editions published between 2000 and 2012 in English and held by 848 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a searing parody of American television and racial attitudes a young African American network executive, under pressure from his white boss, creates a minstrel show, hoping that it will fail and that he will be released from his network contract -- but the TV show becomes both a hit and the subject of much controversy
Get on the bus by Spike Lee( Visual )

10 editions published between 1997 and 2013 in English and Italian and held by 769 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Follows a group of different men traveling from Los Angeles to the march in Washington, DC. On the way, they will make friends, make enemies, and make history
School daze by Spike Lee( Visual )

7 editions published between 1988 and 2006 in English and held by 766 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A music-filled, off-beat contemporary comedy that takes an unforgettable look at black college life
Crooklyn by Spike Lee( Visual )

16 editions published between 1994 and 2013 in English and held by 760 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A bold, flavorful picture of family life in a crowded but cozy Brooklyn neighborhood nicknamed "Crooklyn" by the Carmichaels, who experience one very special summer in their hometown under difficult but often wonderful circumstances
She's Gotta Have It by Spike Lee( Visual )

11 editions published between 1987 and 2015 in English and held by 706 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A statuesque and charismatic woman is trying to figure out what she wants in life. She has a good job as a commercial artist and designer, a spacious Brooklyn apartment, and three boyfriends. Each of them is far from her ideal man, but each fulfills a different need for her. Between her juggling act--accompanied by total honesty about who she is and what she's doing--and the childish squabbling of the three men, she makes some rather nebulous points about gender relations and the double standard
Oldboy by Ch'an-uk Pak( Visual )

7 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 702 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kidnapped and kept in solitary confinement for 20 years, Joe Doucett has suddenly been set free without a word of explanation. Obsessed with finding those who imprisoned him, Doucett wreaks havoc upon his captors, unaware his freedom is part of a plan and his true punishment's about to begin
If God is willing and da creek don't rise( Visual )

2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 693 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This follow-up to director Spike Lee's documentary, When the levees broke: a requiem in four acts, focuses on the rebuilding efforts in New Orleans, five years after the devastation of Hurricane Katrina. Bookending stories of individual heartache and perseverance are two momentous events: the historic 2010 Super Bowl victory by the New Orleans Saints and the disastrous British Petroleum oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico
Clockers by Spike Lee( Visual )

13 editions published between 1995 and 2013 in English and held by 647 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jungle fever: "A successful and married black man contemplates having an affair with a white girl from work. He's quite rightly worried that the racial difference would make an already taboo relationship even worse"
Summer of Sam by Spike Lee( Visual )

8 editions published between 1999 and 2012 in English and held by 621 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

John Leguizamo is teamed with Academy Award® winner Mira Sorvino, in a movie that takes you back to New York City's infamous summer of 1977! The heat is soaring to record highs, blackouts are filling the streets with looters.and the murders of a man who calls himself the Son of Sam are gripping the giant city in fear! As friends in a small Italian neighbourhood become obsessed with the idea that the Son of Sam is someone nearby, the madman's fearsome plague of terror becomes the catalyst that prompts relationships to fall apart and trust to disintegrate into dread. This powerful motion picture tells the gritty and hard-edged story about one nightmare season in the city that never sleeps
The original kings of comedy( Visual )

8 editions published between 2000 and 2013 in English and held by 602 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A concert film featuring performances by four major African American stand-up comedians. Includes backstage footage and interviews
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40 Acres & a Mule Filmworks.

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Forty Acres and a Mule Filmworks.

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Do the right thingMiracle at St. AnnaJungle feverHe got gameBamboozledGet on the busCrooklynClockersThe original kings of comedy