Most widely held works by Jon Kilik
Babel ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 2,105 libraries worldwide
A wealthy American is touring Morocco with his wife. The two become the focus of an international incident also involving a poor Moroccan farmer who is struggling to keep his two young sons in line and his family together. A San Diego nanny, with her employers absent, makes the disastrous decision to take her charges with her to a wedding in Mexico. A deaf-mute Japanese teen tries to deal with a relationship with her father and the world in general that has been upended by the death of her mother. It's about a gun. It's about communication--or the lack of it--both intercultural and intracultural. Raises issues like terrorism and immigration, and is as basic as husbands talking to their wives and parents understanding their children.
Pollock ( Visual )
10 editions published between 2000 and 2004 in English and Spanish and held by 1,478 libraries worldwide
"Fellow artists and lovers Jackson Pollock and Lee Krasner are at the center of New York's 1940's art scene, but as Krasner neglects her work to push Pollock's career forward, Pollock begins to unravel emotionally. Pollock and Krasner escape to the country to marry, and soon, Pollock creates the work that makes him the first internationally-famous modern painter in America. But with fame and fortune comes a volatile temper and severe self-doubt; before long, Pollock's life threatens to explode"--Container.
Dead man walking ( Visual )
21 editions published between 1995 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 1,353 libraries worldwide
Tells the story of convicted killer Matthew Poncelet and Sister Helen Prejean, his spiritual advisor, and the journey they undertake in search of the truth.
Le scaphandre et le papillon ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in French and held by 1,278 libraries worldwide
The story of Jean-Dominique Bauby, French editor of Elle magazine, who suffered a stroke at the age of 43, paralyzing his entire body except his left eye. Using that eye to blink out his memoir, Bauby described the aspects of his interior world, from the psychological torment of being trapped inside his body to his imagined stories from lands he'd only visited in his mind.
Biutiful ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in Spanish and held by 1,000 libraries worldwide
"Biutiful" takes place in grimy and crowded parts of Barcelona that are a world away from that city's tourist attractions. Uxbal is a midlevel mobster, in charge of Chinese sweatshop workers making counterfeit watches and bags, and the African vendors who sell them. He collects and dispenses money, and runs interference with the cops. He also has two young children, a mentally unstable former wife, and a terminal illness. He is trying, despite his job, to be a good man, a good father. He tries to be stoical, tough, and compassionate, but he suffers because he cannot do good things, and he cares about the consequences of his actions.
Basquiat ( Visual )
11 editions published between 1996 and 2007 in English and held by 903 libraries worldwide
In 1981, a nineteen-year-old unknown graffiti writer takes the New York art world by storm.
Before night falls ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and Spanish and held by 871 libraries worldwide
"Victimized by a government that banned his books and jailed him for a crime he didn't commit, [poet] Reinaldo [Arenas] endured unspeakable persecution in a courageous stand against censorship and oppression. Without a country, but not without integrity, he fled to America where he continued to fight for personal expression and produced a stirring body of work." -- Container.
Bamboozled ( Visual )
10 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in 3 languages and held by 846 libraries worldwide
"In a searing parody of American television, Bamboozled takes a humorous look at how race, ratings and the pursuit of power lead to a network executive's stunning rise and tragic downfall."--Container.
25th hour ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 820 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.
He got game ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1998 and 2006 in English and held by 760 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.
Pleasantville ( Visual )
13 editions published between 1997 and 2011 in English and Spanish and held by 730 libraries worldwide
90's teens David and Jennifer get zapped into the perfect suburbia of a black & white 50's sitcom, Pleasantville. 90's pop culture clashes with 50's family values and chaos ensues, turning the town of Pleasantville upside down and black and white into color.
Skins ( Visual )
3 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 583 libraries worldwide
Rudy Yellow Lodge is both a resident and a police officer of the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation. Dealing with the fallout and emotional burdens of reservation life in one of the poorest counties in the U.S., as alcoholism and poverty continually threaten the community, his family, and his own state of mind, Rudy finds himself taking the law into his own hands, with potentially tragic consequences.
Cradle will rock ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 569 libraries worldwide
A kaleidoscopic look at the extraordinary events of 1930s America, from high society to life on the streets in Depression-era New York City.
Summer of Sam ( Visual )
7 editions published between 1999 and 2006 in English and French and held by 556 libraries worldwide
In the summer of 1977 in New York City, a man called the Son of Sam commits numerous murders. As friends in a small Italian neighborhood become obsessed with the idea that the Son of Sam is someone nearby, the madman's plague of terror becomes the catalyst that prompts relationships to fall apart and trust to disintegrate into dread.
Clockers ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1995 and 2005 in English and German and held by 346 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.
Before night falls ( Visual )
13 editions published between 2000 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 301 libraries worldwide
A look at the life of Reinaldo Arenas, from childhood in Cuba to his death in New York City. His writings and homosexuality get him in trouble with Castro's Cuba and he spends two years in prison before leaving for the United States.
Le scaphandre et le papillon The diving bell and the butterfly ( Visual )
10 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in French and English and held by 294 libraries worldwide
The French editor of Elle magazine, Jean-Dominique Bauby, who, in 1995 at the age of 43, suffered a stroke that paralyzed his entire body, except his left eye. Using that eye to blink out his memoir, Bauby eloquently described the aspects of his interior world, from the psychological torment of being trapped inside his body to his imagined stories from lands he'd only visited in his mind.
Miral is this the face of a terrorist ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 259 libraries worldwide
After she rescues dozens of children who survived a massacre in Jerusalem in 1948, Palestinian Hind Husseini establishes an orphanage that helps thousands of other children left homeless by violence. But the success of her peace-through-education institution is tested when pupil Miral gets a taste of radical politics in the region's refugee camps.
The Spike Lee joint collection ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 250 libraries worldwide
Spike Lee is one of the most acclaimed and controversial directors of all time. Now five of his most provocative, thought-provoking films are available in one collection. From the breakout hit dramedy "Do the right thing" to the gritty, urban "Clockers," Lee peels away life's layers, exposing the ironies, brutalities, rhythms and prejudices of the naked city in this powerful collector's set.
25th hour ( Visual )
5 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 230 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.
Action and adventure films Americans Arenas, Reinaldo,--1943-1990 Bauby, Jean-Dominique,--1952-1997 Biographical films Biographical films California--San Diego Cerebrovascular disease--Patients City and town life Communication Criminal behavior Cuba Deaf Drama Drug dealers Drug traffic Farmers Fathers Fathers and daughters Feature films Feature films Fiction films Film adaptations Films for the hearing impaired Films--for the hearing impaired Firearms Gays Graffiti History Japan Krasner, Lee,--1908-1984 Male friendship Man-woman relationships Morocco Murderers Nannies New York (State)--New York Nuns Painters Periodical editors Poets, Cuban Pollock, Jackson,--1912-1956 Quadriplegia Redemption Revolution (Cuba : 1959) Spain--Barcelona Thrillers (Motion pictures) Tourists United States Video recordings--for the hearing impaired
Kilik, John 1956-