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Telling Pictures

Overview
Works: 26 works in 103 publications in 2 languages and 4,377 library holdings
Genres: Documentary films  Biography  Nonfiction films  History  Drama  Documentary television programs  Biographical films  Nonfiction television programs  Interviews  Film excerpts 
Roles: Producer
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.4372
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Most widely held works about Telling Pictures
 
Most widely held works by Telling Pictures
The celluloid closet by Robert P Epstein( Visual )

31 editions published between 1995 and 2016 in English and held by 1,207 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Celluloid Closet is the film version of author Vito Russo's landmark book by the same name. Filmmakers Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman, who have previously won an Academy Award for Common Threads: Stories From The Quilt, bring this book to life. The Celluloid Closet explodes sexual myths and explores how our attitudes about homosexuality and sex roles have evolved through the century. With clips from over 100 Hollywood movies and interviews with many of the filmmakers and actors who created them (including Tom Hanks, Shirley MacLaine, Susan Sarandon, Whoopi Goldberg, Tony Curtis, and Gore Vidal), The Celluloid Closet is an epic story -- by turns surprising, hilarious, and disturbing
Howl by Robert Epstein( Visual )

10 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 944 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Every word in this film was spoken by the actual people portrayed. In that sense this film is like a documentary. In every other sense, it is different"--Title screen. In 1957, in San Francisco, poet Allen Ginsberg has just published "Howl." This distinctive work immediately generates a great deal of controversy. Publisher Lawrence Ferlinghetti has been sued on charges of obscenity, as many feel the poem is simply too explicit for publication (it contains strong language and frank references to homosexuality). When prosecutor Ralph McIntosh and defender Jake Ehrlich go head to head in front of Judge Clayton Horn, freedom of expression hangs in the balance. For the author, filled with the heady joy of poetic success, the trial demands the courage of being Allen Ginsberg--himself
Common threads : stories from the quilt( Visual )

14 editions published between 1989 and 2009 in English and held by 768 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of the AIDS Memorial Quilt established by the San Francisco NAMES Project Foundation in 1987 to commemorate the lives lost to AIDS. From the thousands memorialized in the quilt, profiles five individuals--including a recovered IV drug user, a former Olympic decathlon star and a boy with hemophilia--whose stories reflect the diversity and common tragedy of those who have died from AIDS. Celebrates their unique personalities and achievements, interweaving these personal histories with a chronology of the epidemic's development and the negligence of the government
Paragraph 175 by Rob Epstein( Visual )

12 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in English and held by 605 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Historian Klaus Müller interviews survivors of the Nazi persecution of homosexuals, many of whom were interred in concentration camps during World War II because of the German Penal Code of 1871, Paragraph 175, which states: An unnatural sex act committed between persons of the male sex or by humans with animals is punishable by imprisonment; the loss of civil rights may also be imposed
Lovelace by Rob Epstein( Visual )

9 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 466 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1972, before the Internet, Deep Throat was a phenomenon: the first scripted pornographic theatrical feature film, featuring a story, some jokes, and Linda Lovelace. Escaping a strict family, she discovered freedom and married Chuck Traynor. As Linda Lovelace she became an international sensation, fully inhabiting her new identity and a enthusiastic spokesperson for sexual freedom. Later she presented another, utterly contradictory narrative to the world, a far darker story
Where are we? : our trip through America( Visual )

3 editions published in 2004 in English and Undetermined and held by 155 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

At the end of the Gulf War, the filmmakers take a trip to the American South in order to try and get a perspective about gay life in the South. For the most part, the individuals questioned revealed such insular, even ignorant perspectives that give a chilling view. One of the odder individuals they found along the way was a man who had created his own personal Graceland to please his wife. No effort is made to create a coherent theme, however, they do make an effort to investigate gay life in the South, and these investigations are the highlights
Underground zero( Visual )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 72 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collaborative film project comprised of a collection of short films by a variety of experimental and documentary filmmakers in response to the events of September 11, 2001
The times of Harvey Milk by Robert P Epstein( Visual )

1 edition published in 1984 in English and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Documents the life, career, and assassination of Harvey Milk, the first openly gay person elected to public office in San Francisco. Milk was shot to death, along with mayor George Moscone, by city supervisor Dan White on Nov. 22, 1978; White was convicted of voluntary manslaughter and was paroled in 1985. Examines Milk's life leading up to his assassination, his successful efforts to politically represent San Francisco's gay community, and the city's reaction to the assassinations through extensive news footage and personal recollections
The battle of amfAR( Visual )

3 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Battle of amfAR presents the little-known story of how in the early days of the AIDS pandemic an unlikely alliance between a celebrity and a scientist helped changed the public perception of the disease and led to the search for a cure. Hollywood superstar Elizabeth Taylor and Sloan-Kettering research scientist Dr. Mathilde Krim joined forces to create greater AIDS awareness, fight government indifference and public stigma, and establish AmFAR, The Foundation for AIDS Research -- the first national organization dedicated to mobilizing the scientific community in the fight against AIDS and for a cure. Concerned about a growing epidemic, Dr. Kim recruited Taylor to leverage her celebrity status to bring media attention to the disease and push for groundbreaking legislation. Taylor delivered powerful testimony before Congress and convinced President Reagan for the first time to publicly acknowledge the existence of HIV/AIDS as a worldwide pandemic. Dr. Krim focused on energizing the scientific community through her professional, political and social connections. The Battle of AmfAR reconstructs the history of the early years of the AIDS crisis through the twin lenses of early medical concern and the dedicated activism of these two powerful women. The film also explains some of the challenging science of the disease and the important breakthroughs in AIDS research. The AmFAR foundation's support for early stage research has altered the course of the epidemic and brought the world closer to finding a cure. In 1996, research partially funded by AmfAR led to lifesaving new drugs that made HIV/AIDS treatable, a diagnosis that no longer guaranteed a death sentence. While the film traces the history of the search for an AIDS cure and offers hope, it also provides a dramatic reminder that the epidemic is far from over
The times of Harvey Milk : a film( Visual )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A portrait of the life and career of Harvey Milk, a charismatic grass-roots activist, and one of the first avowed homosexuals elected to political office. Through television news footage and interviews, follows him from his early days as a Castro Street businessman to his murder, along with San Francisco Mayor George Moscone, in 1978. Relates these events to the ongoing movement for gay rights in the United States
10 days that unexpectedly changed America( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

(Producer) Pt. 1. This was the first time the English settlers engaged in the slaughter of Native Americans after years of relatively peaceful coexistence. Known as the Pequot War, this massacre in Mystic, Connecticut, set the pattern of possessing Indian land throughout the country. --Pt. 2. A violent protest against debt collection and taxation practices motivated George Washington to come out of retirement to help strengthen the fragile new nation. This was the spark that led to the Constitution and the Bill of Rights -- Pt. 3. The discovery of gold spurred tremendous financial and physical growth throughout the West. For the first time in history, Individuals--not kings or sultans--could have gold for the taking, inspiring thousands of people to make he arduous journey West. -- Pt. 4. On September 17, 1862, there were 23,000 casualities on both sides of this Civil War battle, making this the bloddiest day in American history. The Union victory enabled President Lincoln to issue the Emancipation Proclamation, making foreign support of the Confederacy all but impossible
An evening with Eddie Gomez : accompanied by Mark Kramer( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Performances and lectures by bassist Eddie Gomez, accompanied by Mark Kramer
Sex in 69 : sexual revolution in American( Visual )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This documentary travels back to 1969 to explore America's sexual revolution--a psychedelic time that gave birth to the concept of free love, saw the invention of the pill, and embraced a whole new perspective on human sexuality. From the Playboy Penthouse in Los Angeles, to San Francisco's Hippie crash pads, to New York's gay baths, Sex in 69 plots out the seismic cultural shifts that changed buttoned-up American culture so dramatically, molding an entire generation in the process
Gold Rush : January 24, 1848( Visual )

in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The California gold rush began Jan. 24, 1848, and spurred tremendous financial and physical growth throughout the West
Howl( Visual )

2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Allen Ginsberg recounts the road trips, love affairs, and search for personal liberation that led to the most timeless, electrifying, and controversial work of his career. Pushing the limits and challenging the mainstream, the passionate and provocative Howl and its publisher find themselves on trial for obscenity, with prosecutor Ralph McIntosh setting out to have the book banned, while defense attorney Jake Ehrlich fervently argues for freedom of speech and creative expression
Gold rush by Joseph Dorman( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One in a series in which acclaimed documentary filmmakers present ten pivotal moments in American history and their often unforeseen repercussions. This segment of four documentary films tells of four events in early U.S. history. The Pequot War, a massacre in Mysic, Conn. on May 26, 1637, set the pattern of possessing Indian land in America. Shays' Rebellion (Jan. 25, 1787) was a protest against debt collection and taxation practices that motivated George Washington to come out of retirement and help strengthen the fragile new nation, leading to the Constitution and the Bill of Rights. The California gold rush began Jan. 24, 1848, and spurred tremendous financial and physical growth throughout the West. The Civil War battle of Antietam, Sept. 17, 1862, saw 23,000 casualties on both sides, making this the bloodiest day in American history, but the Union victory enabled President Lincoln to issue the Emancipation Proclamation
Underground zero( Visual )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of short films made in response to the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. The subjects are varied from handbills posted in New York to an interview with World Trade Center security officer Rick Rescorla
De l'ombre à la lumière( Visual )

1 edition published in 1996 in French and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Retrace la représentation de l'homosexualité masculine et féminine dans le cinéma américain depuis ses débuts. On y trouve plus de cent extraits de films et des interviews avec des gens de l'industrie du cinéma, entre autres, Susan Sarandon, Tony Curtis, Shirley MacLaine, Tom Hanks et Whoopi Goldberg. Du personnage efféminé et comique au délinquant qui doit souffrir pour sa déviation, on arrive à une représentation plus équilibrée et réaliste de l'homosexualité dans les films plus récents
Paragraph 175 : a Rob Epstein/Jeffrey Friedman film( Visual )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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