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Strand Releasing (Firm)

Overview
Works: 267 works in 458 publications in 5 languages and 31,505 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Documentary films  Film adaptations  Biographical films  Nonfiction films  History  Comedy films  War films  Coming-of-age films  Experimental films 
Roles: Distributor
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.4372
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Most widely held works by Strand Releasing (Firm)
Tongues untied by Marlon T Riggs( Visual )

11 editions published between 1989 and 2008 in English and held by 624 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A tribute to the complexity of Black gay life, using poetry, personal testimony, and drama
The missing picture by Rithy Panh( Visual )

2 editions published in 2014 in French and held by 621 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores filmmaker Rithy Panh's quest to create the missing images during the period when the Khmer Rouge ruled over Cambodia between 1975 and 1979. The film recounts his firsthand experience of his family and friends' suffering during the communist regime
My flesh and blood by Jennifer Chaiken( Visual )

2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 595 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This deeply affecting film tells the inspiring story of Susan Tom, a single mother caring for 11 adopted special-needs children
Kirschblüten - Hanami Cherry blossoms - Hanami by Doris Dörrie( Visual )

8 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in German and Spanish and held by 594 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Home use only
Tyrannosaur by Paddy Considine( Visual )

2 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 577 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Joseph is an unemployed widower, drinker, and a man crippled by his own volatile temperament and furious anger. Hannah is a Christian worker at a charity shop, a respectable woman who appears wholesome and happy. When the pair is brought together, Hannah appears as Joseph's potential savior, someone who can temper his fury and offer him warmth, kindness, and acceptance. As their story develops, Hannah's own secrets are revealed and Joseph becomes her source of comfort
Gegen die Wand Head-on by Fatih Akin( Visual )

3 editions published in 2005 in German and held by 567 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cahit Tomruk is in his forties, a rock 'n' rolling boozer with a purposeless, dead-end job. Sibel Güner desperately wants to escape her conservative Turkish family. Both are German-born Turks equally ill at ease in either culture; seeking a new life, and a morality that will withstand the constant shuttling between codes. They marry--a marriage of convenience. Eventually his nihilism and her promiscuity lead to violence and jail for him, and scandal and possible death for her. She goes into hiding in Istanbul and after he gets out, he goes to Turkey to find her. This dark and vibrant story reflects the unstable moods of Turks in Germany, a half assimilated, half-alien population whose future is a quest and whose passion is ongoing
Carancho by Pablo Trapero( Visual )

2 editions published in 2011 in Spanish and held by 473 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

22 deaths a day, 683 a month, over 8,000 a year, 100,000 over the last decade. In Argentina, traffic accidents are decimating those 35 and under. Festering beneath Argentina's crime-plagued, class-divided society is the quasi-lawless realm of motor vehicle accidents and their aftermath. Sosa is an ambulance-chasing lawyer. He's lost his license, so now he works the late-night streets of Buenos Aires, signing up injured clients for a predatory firm that will pay them perhaps a quarter, or a fifth, of what the insurance companies pay. Luján is an overworked young doctor who takes ambulance shifts for extra money. Her level of sleeplessness and chemical intake renders her less than desirable for performing emergency life-and-death surgery, but to Sosa Luján seems to be a ministering angel who can redeem his sleazoid existence. While Luján and Sosa can fall in love, the more vital question is can they escape the grim logic of their situation, evade responsibility for their own actions, and outrun a machine determined to destroy them?
Les femmes du 6ème étage The women on the 6th floor by Philippe Le Guay( Visual )

2 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in French and held by 468 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Paris, 1960. Jean-Louis lives a bourgeois existence with his neurotic socialite wife Suzanne while their children are away at boarding school. The couple's world is turned upside down when they hire Maria, a Spanish maid who introduces Jean-Louis to an alternative reality a few stories up on the sixth floor. Befriending a group of sassy Spanish maids, the women teach him there's more to life than stocks and bonds, and their influence on the house ultimately transforms everyone's life
Vivir es fácil con los ojos cerrados / Living is easy with eyes closed by David Trueba( Visual )

2 editions published in 2015 in Spanish and held by 449 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Spain, 1966: Antonio is a teacher and a Beatles fan- facets he combines by getting his pupils to recite the lyrics from "Help" in English class. When he learns that his idol John Lennon is making a film in Almeria, he resolves to meet him. On the journey he picks up two young runaways: Bethlehem, a pregnant girl fleeing a convent, and Juanjo, a boy escaping a dictatorial father".--container
How about you by Anthony Byrne( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 435 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ellie is a free-spirited and headstrong young woman. She is left in charge of a residential home over the Christmas holidays. Her youth and inexperience bring her into conflict with the four grumpy residents. See how the hilarious antics of this uncivilized group, an unlikely romance, and the gradual solidarity that develops between the residents and Ellie unfold
Un secret by Claude Miller( Visual )

3 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in French and English and held by 433 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young boy who has a vivid imagination dreams up a brother for himself and a better past for his family. On his 15th birthday he finds his dreams shattered when he uncovers a shocking secret that ties his family to the Holocaust
Oslo, August 31st by Joachim Trier( Visual )

1 edition published in 2012 in Norwegian and held by 431 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Anders will soon complete his drug rehabilitation in the countryside. As part of the program, he is allowed to go into the city for a job interview. But he takes advantage of the leave and stays in the city, drifting around, meeting people he hasn't seen in a long while. Anders is smart, handsome, and from a good family, but he is deeply haunted by all the opportunities he has wasted and all the people he has let down
La fille du RER The girl on the train by André Techiné( Visual )

1 edition published in 2010 in French and held by 425 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Jeanne lives in a house in the suburbs with her mother Louise. The two women get on well together. Louise earns her living by looking after children. Jeanne is half-heartedly looking for a job. Louise harbors the hope of getting her daughter a job with Samuel Bleistein, a famous lawyer she knew in her youth. They are set on a collision course because of an incredible lie that Jeanne invents, a lie that grows into the biggest news and political story of the day."--Container
John Rabe by Florian Gallenberger( Visual )

3 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in German and held by 421 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tells the story of a German businessman who rescued more than 200,000 Chinese during the Nanking Massacre in China by courageously negotiating a safety zone to protect innocent civilians from the Japanese Army. Drawing from John Rabe's 1937 diaries as source material, Florian Gallenberger has crafted a portrait of a man revered as a saint in China to this day and yet never rewarded for his courage during his lifetime. Based on true events
Anonyma eine frau in Berlin = A woman in Berlin by Max Färberböck( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in German and held by 410 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Women become the victims of the Red Army invasion in Berlin in 1945. One of them, Anonyma, an educated woman, decides to look for an officer who can protect her. A complex symbiotic relationship develops between her and Russian officer Andrej that will force them to remain enemies until the bitter end
Cameraman the life & work of Jack Cardiff( Visual )

3 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 399 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A star-studded documentary about one of the greatest Oscar-winning cinematographers, who captured the beauty of such stars as Marilyn Monroe, Audrey Hepburn, and Sophia Loren in such memorable classics as The African queen, The red shoes, Barefoot contessa, and Black Narcissus. With a career spanning more than 80 years, the passionate documentary reveals the craft of one of cinema's most indelible image-makers, Jack Cardiff. Includes bonus features
Slipstream( Visual )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 377 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A screenwriter, revising the movie he is working on, finds that reality and fiction are blurring together when some of the characters in his film are showing up in real life
Set fire to the stars( Visual )

2 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 370 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on true events, this semi-biographical film is about aspiring American poet John M. Brinnin who 1950 arranged a series of poetry readings at the most prestigious college campuses of the United States for his hero, Welsh poet Dylan Thomas, and their turbulent relationship as Brinnin embarks on a week-long private retreat to his family's cabin in the woods of Connecticut in a desperate attempt to save the infamous, volatile celebrity poet who scandalized the Manhattan literati and challenged Brinnin's worship of his work
En ganske snill mann A somewhat gentle man( Visual )

2 editions published in 2011 in Norwegian and held by 362 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ulrik is a somewhat gentle man, as far as gangsters go. Reluctantly back on the streets following a stint in prison, Ulrik's boss greets him with open arms and a plan to settle an old score. With a demented sense of professional pride, Ulrik's boss sets in motion a plan to right the wrong done to his star employee. The problem is, Ulrik would rather go about his own business, however mundane, than get involved with his ragtag colleagues again
Les roseaux sauvages Wild reeds by André Techiné( Visual )

2 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in French and held by 353 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A poignant coming-of-age story set in southwest France in 1962. Sensitive young François is uncertain of his sexuality as he finds himself more attracted to his classmate Serge than to his platonic girlfriend Maïté. An older boy, Henri, is drawn into the circle, further complicating relationships. Through their passage into adulthood, the four experience a series of sexual and political conflicts as they explore the mysteries of the human heart
 
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