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Forty Acres & a Mule Filmworks

Overview
Works: 71 works in 409 publications in 3 languages and 30,611 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Biographical films  Comedy films  Film adaptations  Documentary television programs  History  Nonfiction television programs  Television mini-series  Documentary films  Thrillers (Motion pictures) 
Roles: prn
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Forty Acres & a Mule Filmworks
Malcolm X by Spike Lee( Visual )

28 editions published between 1992 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 3,547 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Screen version of the life of Malcolm X, who through his religious conversion to Islam, found the strength to rise up from a criminal past to become an influential civil rights leader
Do the right thing by Spike Lee( Visual )

56 editions published between 1989 and 2017 in English and French and held by 3,412 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 )

17 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 2,104 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 )

13 editions published between 1997 and 2010 in English and held by 1,894 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( Visual )

11 editions published between 2009 and 2017 in English and held by 1,240 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 )

16 editions published between 2000 and 2015 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 1,189 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This film is divided into the quarters of a basketball game and tells the story of Quincy and Monica. It traces their lives as they run parallel and run apart -- from childhood, to high school, to college -- concluding with Quincy and Monica as adults. Both play basketball and each dreams of playing on a professional level. For Quincy, it is easier and expected since he is the son of a professional ballplayer. Monica has it harder being both a woman when there was no professional league, and as a daughter whose mother cannot understand why her daughter wants to be an athlete
Chi-raq by Spike Lee( Visual )

6 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 1,167 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"--Container
25th hour( Visual )

16 editions published between 2002 and 2017 in English and held by 1,118 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 prison, 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 939 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 )

13 editions published between 1998 and 2017 in English and Italian and held by 928 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
Bamboozled by Spike Lee( Visual )

9 editions published between 2000 and 2012 in English and held by 858 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a searing parody of American television, this film takes a humorous look at how race, ratings and the pursuit of power lead to a network executive's stunning rise and tragic downfall
Oldboy by Ch'an-uk Pak( Visual )

9 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 801 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
Crooklyn : a Spike Lee joint by Spike Lee( Visual )

18 editions published between 1994 and 2013 in English and held by 788 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Director Spike Lee fashions 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
School daze by Spike Lee( Visual )

11 editions published between 1988 and 2006 in English and held by 779 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A music-filled, off-beat contemporary comedy that takes an unforgettable look at black college life. Dap and Big Brother Almighty conflict over the Greek frat system while the Wanna-be's and Jigaboo's conflict over self-identity and self-esteem
Mo' better blues by Spike Lee( Visual )

12 editions published between 1990 and 2007 in English and Italian and held by 751 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Talented trumpeter Bleek Gilliam is obsessed by his music and indecisive about his girlfriends Indigo and Clarke. But when he is forced to come to the aid of his manager and childhood friend, Bleek finds his world more fragile than he ever imagined"--Container
Get on the bus by Spike Lee( Visual )

12 editions published between 1996 and 2013 in English and held by 749 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Follows a group of different men traveling from Los Angeles to the Million Man March in Washington, D.C. They board the bus as strangers but emerge three days and thousands of miles later as brothers
She's Gotta Have It by Spike Lee( Visual )

12 editions published between 1987 and 2015 in English and held by 709 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
If God is willing and da creek don't rise( Visual )

5 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 685 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 )

15 editions published between 1995 and 2013 in English and held by 652 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two brothers grow up together in the same Brooklyn housing projects, but they are as opposite as good and evil. Victor Dunham has a family, works two jobs and leads a respectable life. His 19-year-old brother, Strike, hangs out with his friends on a bench and sells crack cocaine. Strike agrees to kill a rival dealer as a favor to Rodney, the neighborhood drug kingpin, but when the man is murdered, it is Victor who confesses. Detective Rocco Kleine won't buy Victor's confession, and begins to attempt to break down the stories of both brothers in order to save Victor
The original kings of comedy( Visual )

10 editions published between 2000 and 2013 in English and held by 610 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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Miracle at St. Anna
Alternative Names
40 Acres & a Mule Filmworks.

40 Acres & A Mule Filmworks Amerikaanse filmproductiebedrijf

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40 Acres and a Mule Filmworks.

40 Acres and a Mule Filmworks US-amerikanische Filmproduktionsgesellschaft

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Forty Acres and a Mule Filmworks.

Languages
English (293)

French (4)

Italian (2)

Covers
Do the right thingMiracle at St. AnnaJungle feverHe got gameBamboozledCrooklyn : a Spike Lee jointGet on the busClockersThe original kings of comedy