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Forty Acres & a Mule Filmworks

Overview
Works: 105 works in 548 publications in 3 languages and 34,068 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Biographical films  Historical films  Comedy films  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Documentary films  History  Action and adventure films  Crime films 
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 )

36 editions published between 1992 and 2017 in 4 languages and held by 2,556 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
BlacKkKlansman by Spike Lee( Visual )

15 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 2,254 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. BlacKkKlansman offers an unflinching, true-life examination of race relations in 1970s America that is just as relevant in today's tumultuous world."--Container
Do the right thing by Spike Lee( Visual )

47 editions published between 1989 and 2012 in English and French and held by 2,148 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It's the hottest day of the year in the Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood of Brooklyn. Tensions are growing, with the only local businesses being a Korean grocery and Sal's Pizzeria. Mookie is Sal's delivery boy. Radio Raheem has the letters of love and hate written on his hands. He is defiant and together with a motivated Buggin Out, push Sal and his sons to their breaking point. The cops intervene, using force and brutality to apprehend the large Radio Raheem. He is unwilling to succumb to the over-excessive brutality of the police and the racist views of Sal and his family. The overzealous police officers don't understand the repercussions of the violence they just unleashed. The neighbors band together to protest this extreme form of pure, toxic bigotry. Mob mentality takes over and the other local non-African American store owners become threatened. Tempers flare and rage is in the air
When the Levees Broke : a Requiem in Four Acts by Spike Lee( Visual )

15 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 1,994 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 )

18 editions published between 1997 and 2010 in English and held by 1,881 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
Do the right thing by Spike Lee( Visual )

3 editions published between 2001 and 2019 in English and held by 1,232 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
Miracle at St. Anna( Visual )

13 editions published between 2008 and 2017 in English and held by 1,211 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 )

20 editions published between 2000 and 2015 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 1,199 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"From the playground to the pro leagues, Monica and Quijncy 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"--Container
Chi-raq by Spike Lee( Visual )

5 editions published between 2015 and 2017 in English and held by 1,193 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 )

20 editions published between 2002 and 2017 in English and held by 1,146 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
Malcolm X( Visual )

5 editions published between 2005 and 2017 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
He got game by Spike Lee( Visual )

14 editions published between 1998 and 2017 in English and Italian and held by 937 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
Jungle fever by Spike Lee( Visual )

17 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
Amazing grace( Visual )

5 editions published between 2018 and 2019 in English and held by 881 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A documentary presenting the live recording of Aretha Franklin's album 'Amazing Grace' at the New Temple Missionary Baptist Church in Watts, Los Angeles, in January 1972
Bamboozled by Spike Lee( Visual )

10 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 850 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
School daze by Spike Lee( Visual )

20 editions published between 1988 and 2018 in English and held by 830 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

10 editions published between 2014 and 2018 in English and held by 798 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
Mo' better blues by Spike Lee( Visual )

17 editions published between 1990 and 2007 in English and Italian and held by 750 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
Crooklyn : a Spike Lee joint( Visual )

9 editions published between 1994 and 2010 in English and held by 725 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
Get on the bus by Spike Lee( Visual )

16 editions published between 1996 and 2013 in English and held by 724 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
 
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40 Acres & A Mule

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Languages
English (307)

French (3)

Italian (2)