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Forty Acres & a Mule Filmworks

Overview
Works: 98 works in 490 publications in 3 languages and 31,657 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Biographical films  Comedy films  History  Action and adventure films  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Historical films  Documentary films  Documentary television programs 
Roles: prn, Producer, pre
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 )

32 editions published between 1992 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 2,563 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 )

45 editions published between 1989 and 2013 in English and French and held by 2,165 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This powerful visual feast combines humor and drama with memorable characters while tracing the course of a single day on a block in the Bedford-Stuyvesant area of Brooklyn. It's the hottest day of the year, a scorching 24-hour period that will change the lives of its residents forever
When the Levees Broke : a Requiem in Four Acts by Spike Lee( Visual )

15 editions published between 2006 and 2016 in English and held by 2,026 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 )

15 editions published between 1997 and 2010 in English and held by 1,903 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The 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
Miracle at St. Anna( Visual )

12 editions published between 2008 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 )

17 editions published between 2000 and 2015 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 1,188 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
Chi-raq by Spike Lee( Visual )

6 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 1,173 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 by Spike Lee( Visual )

18 editions published between 2002 and 2017 in English and held by 1,130 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
Do the right thing by Spike Lee( Visual )

7 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 1,130 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
Malcolm X( Visual )

3 editions published between 2005 and 2010 in English and held by 1,020 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
Jungle fever by Spike Lee( Visual )

15 editions published between 1991 and 2016 in English and held by 931 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A black 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 )

14 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
Blackkklansman by John David Washington( Visual )

5 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 887 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the early 1970s, Ron Stallworth becomes the first African-American detective in the Colorado Springs Police Department. Determined to make a difference, he bravely sets out on a dangerous mission: infiltrate and expose the Ku Klux Klan. He recruits a seasoned colleague, Flip Zimmerman, into the undercover investigation. Together, they team up to take down the extremist organization aiming to garner mainstream appeal
Bamboozled by Spike Lee( Visual )

8 editions published between 2000 and 2012 in English and held by 852 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In a searing parody of American television, Bamboozled takes a humorous look at how race, rating and the pursuit of power lead to a network executive's stunning rise and tragic downfall."
Oldboy by Spike Lee( Visual )

10 editions published between 2014 and 2018 in English and held by 813 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
School daze by Spike Lee( Visual )

18 editions published between 1988 and 2018 in English and held by 795 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contemporary music-filled comedy about life at a black college during one eventful homecoming weekend
Mo' better blues by Spike Lee( Visual )

16 editions published between 1990 and 2007 in English and Italian and held by 749 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 )

15 editions published between 1996 and 2013 in English and held by 735 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
Crooklyn : a Spike Lee joint( Visual )

11 editions published between 1994 and 2010 in English and held by 719 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
She's Gotta Have It by Spike Lee( Visual )

14 editions published between 1987 and 2015 in English and held by 715 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
 
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Miracle at St. Anna
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Do the right thingMiracle at St. AnnaDo the right thingMalcolm XJungle feverHe got gameBamboozledSchool dazeGet on the bus
Alternative Names
40 Acres & a Mule Filmworks.

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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 (289)

French (3)

Italian (2)