Most widely held works by Killer Films
I'm not there ( Visual )
3 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 1,286 libraries worldwide
Depicting the different stages and changes in Bob Dylan's career, six actors each portray the musician at different points of his life, creating a patchwork of personalities, attitudes, interests and ambitions.
Far from Heaven ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 1,195 libraries worldwide
Cathy is the perfect 50s housewife, living the perfect 50s life: healthy kids, successful husband, social prominence. Then one night she surprises her husband Frank having sex with another man, and her tidy world starts spinning out of control. In her confusion and grief, she finds consolation in the friendship of their African-American gardener, Raymond--a socially taboo relationship that leads to the further disintegration of life as she knew it.
Boys don't cry ( Visual )
18 editions published between 1999 and 2011 in English and held by 1,171 libraries worldwide
A transgendered youth starts living as a man, and assumes the name Brandon Teena. He moves to a tiny Nebraska town and begins making new friends under his new identity. All goes well until his new friends discover his secret. Based on a true story about hope, fear, and the courage it takes to be yourself.
One hour photo ( Visual )
12 editions published between 2000 and 2003 in English and German and held by 1,120 libraries worldwide
Sy works in photo processing. His favorite customers are the Yorkin family. Sy dotes on the Yorkins whenever they drop off film to be processed and they are indulgent of Sy's attentions. What the Yorkins don't know is Sy has been obsessively making copies of their photos, imagining himself to be "Uncle Sy," a member of the family. Sy's tenuous hold on reality begins to collapse when he develops a roll of film brought in by a new customer that suggests infidelity and the notion that his ideal family may be falling apart is troubling for Sy.
Then she found me ( Visual )
6 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 1,008 libraries worldwide
Desperate to start a family, New York schoolteacher, April Epner hits a midlife crisis when, in quick succession, her husband unexpectedly abandons her and her adoptive mother dies. She gets another shock when she meets her biological mother, an eccentric, self-centered talk show host, whom at first she rejects. Then the divorced dad of one of her students begins courting April. As her life is turned upside-down, April finds herself opening up in ways she had never imagined.
Infamous ( Visual )
5 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 965 libraries worldwide
While researching his book "In cold blood", writer Truman Capote develops a relationship with convicted murderers Dick Hickock and, in particular Perry Smith, while both men waited for their date of execution on death row.
Hedwig and the Angry Inch ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 760 libraries worldwide
Adapted from the off-Broadway musical hit, "Hedwig and the Angry Inch" presents a drama queen getting not only what she needs, but also what she wants: love, unfettered and unconditional. Hedwig, a surgically botched transsexual from East Germany, travels the States with his band, playing a string of Red Lobster-type restaurants to audiences rendered incredulous by his boyish brand of girl glam; he reveals his story in flashbacks between musical numbers. For Hedwig, who exists in an indeterminate but politically charged space between freedom and frustration, life is about looking for her personal dividing wall - to smash it into ruin.
The company ( Visual )
6 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and held by 754 libraries worldwide
A behind-the-scenes look at the world of dance, as seen through the eyes of a talented young dancer on the brink of success.
Mrs. Harris ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 522 libraries worldwide
Inspired by a true story, tells the tragic, unlikely tale of Jean Harris who made headlines in the early 1980s after shooting and killing her lover, the celebrated "Scarsdale diet doctor," Herman Tarnower, at his home in surburban New York.
The grey zone ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 518 libraries worldwide
"Chronicles a unit of Auschwitz [II]'s Sonderkommando, a special squad of Jewish prisoners, who staged the only armed revolt that would ever take place at Auschwitz"--Container.
The notorious Bettie Page ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 493 libraries worldwide
Bettie Page grew up in a conservative religious family in Tennessee and became a photo model sensation in 1950s New York. Bettie's legendary pin-up photos made her the target of a Senate investigation into pornography, and transformed her into an erotic icon who continues to enthrall fans to this day.
Motherhood ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 486 libraries worldwide
A stay-at-home mother tries to plan her daughter's birthday party, help her absent-minded husband, make up with her best friend, and still have time to write a large essay for a contest in a major magazine.
Velvet goldmine ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1998 and 2000 in English and held by 478 libraries worldwide
It's been 10 years since glam-rock superstar Brian Slade faked his own death and vanished from the spotlight. Now, it's the job of an investigative reporter to locate this living legend and uncover the truth behind his disappearance!
This American life. Season one ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 464 libraries worldwide
Join host Ira Glass and his company, as they bring a different theme to life each week, in the format of the popular Chicago radio show by the same name. In Reality check, we hear the stories of three people who hatched plans to make their dreams come true, only to be brought back to reality by unpleasant outcomes. Growth spurt introduces the viewer to three people who simply will themselves to the next stage of their lives, with mixed results. The Camera man introduces us to a young filmmaker who sets out to expose his alcoholic step-father, but instead creates a portrait of a flawed family; and animator Christopher Ward creates a piece about the perils of watching life explode from the safe distance of a camera lens. God's close up reveals stories where the faithful and not-so-faithful cross paths, trying to closer to God through pictures. My way explores the cost of stubbornness among four subjects. Pandora's box brings three stories of the unexpected consequences of trying new things.
Far from heaven ( Visual )
9 editions published between 2002 and 2010 in English and Italian and held by 444 libraries worldwide
Cathy is the perfect 50s housewife, living the perfect 50s life: healthy kids, successful husband, social prominence. Then one night she surprises her husband Frank having sex with another man, and her tidy world starts spinning out of control. In her confusion and grief, she finds consolation in the friendship of their African-American gardener, Raymond-- a socially taboo relationship that leads to the further disintegration of life as she knew it.
Camp ( Visual )
5 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 400 libraries worldwide
Guitarist Vlad attends Camp Ovation, the summer theater camp for budding actors, dancers, and musicians. Finding himself to be one of the only straight boys around, he soon befriends Ellen. Meanwhile, openly gay Michael develops a crush on him. This sparks dramatic confrontations among fellow campers Jenna, Jill, and Fritzi. The whole camp is run by Bert Hanley, a washed-up Broadway songwriter who decides to enlist the help of his young campers to put together a new musical production.
Happiness ( Visual )
7 editions published between 1997 and 2003 in English and French and held by 382 libraries worldwide
A dark comedy that centers around three sisters struggling to achieve happiness and middle class perfection.
An American crime ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 343 libraries worldwide
The true story of a housewife who tortures two teenage sisters and abuses one to death, allowing her children and neighborhood kids to assist in the abuse.
This American life. Season 2 ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 325 libraries worldwide
Join host Ira Glass and his company, as they bring a different theme to life each week, in the format of the popular Chicago radio show by the same name. In Escape, teenage boys in Philadelphia impress girls using a mode of transportation obsolete in their neighborhood since the 19th century, and a young man's fight for independence from his mother is complicated by some very specialized circumstances. In Two wars, we learn about two foreigners in the U.S.: one is an Iraqi refugee, traveling the U.S. to let Americans ask him anything they want, and an immigrant from Bulgaria, who realizes that an ongoing argument with his American wife about lawn maintenance has to do with the life he left behind the Iron Curtain twenty years before. Going down in history tells the stories of people trying to make and remake history, including Wisconsin convicts attempting a prison break using dental floss, high school students whose yearbook photos show nothing of the drama in their lives, and a man with a decades-long obsession with one particular bird, who reveals the footage that may prove he's actually seen it. Underdogs features the world of boxing, way down the "food chain" from championship fights, and a group of New York kids who fight bullies by being funny. Scenes from a marriage profiles cartoonist Chris Ward's illustrations showing that every marriage, even a happy one, is a courtroom, and the disintegration of another couple's marriage is chronicled, as the husband's obsession with a legal forces them to face some tough questions. John Smith is the story of one life, told through the eyes of people all over the country who share the name John Smith.
The safety of objects ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 304 libraries worldwide
Once an up-and-coming singer/songwriter, Paul Gold now lies in a coma. He is attentively nursed by his mother Esther, who dotes on her son to the point that her husband and daughter, Julie, feel very left out. Meanwhile, Jim Train is a workaholic lawyer who is closer to his tortes than to his spouse Susan. Their son Jake has taken a morbid fascination with his sister's baby doll. At the same time, Paul's former lover Annette Jennings is trying to pull her life and her family back together after a particularly brutal divorce.
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