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Epstein, Robert P. 1955-

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Most widely held works by Robert P Epstein
The times of Harvey Milk by Robert P Epstein( Visual )

67 editions published between 1984 and 2015 in English and German and held by 1,571 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 celluloid closet by Robert P Epstein( Visual )

43 editions published between 1995 and 2016 in English and held by 1,291 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Assembles footage from over 120 films showing the changing face of cinema homosexuality from cruel stereotypes to covert love to the activist triumphs of the 1990s. Many actors, writers and commentators provide anecdotes regarding the history of the role of gay men and lesbians on the silver screen
Howl by Robert Epstein( Visual )

48 editions published between 2010 and 2018 in 3 languages and held by 1,132 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
10 days that unexpectedly changed America( Visual )

2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 965 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Massacre at Mystic: The first time the English settlers engaged in the slaughter of Native Americans after years of relatively peaceful coexistence. Shays' Rebellion: A violent protest against dept collection and taxation motivated George Washington to come out of retirement to help strengthen the fragile new nation which led to the Constitution and the Bill of Rights. Gold rush: The discovery of gold spurred tremendous financial and physical growth throughout the West. Antietam: On September 17, 1862, there were 23,000 casualties on both sides of this Civil War battle, making this the bloodiest day in American History. The Union victory enabled President Lincoln to issue the Emancipation Proclamation, making foreign support of the Confederacy all but impossible. The homestead strike: Harsh working conditions at Carnegie's Homestead steel mill led to a union strike. Murder at the fair: Set against the backdrop of the 1901 World's Fair, the assassination of President William McKinley ushered in a new Progressive Era under the presidency of Theodore Roosevelt. Scopes: The courtroom battle between William Jennings Bryan and Clarence Darrow over the teaching of evolution in a small Tennessee town underscored a deep schism within the American psyche. Einstein's letter: Albert Einstein's letter to FDR urged the development of an unthinkably powerful new weapon. When America was rocked: Elvis Presley's appearance on The Ed Sullivan show on September 9, 1956, signified a whole new culture that involved teenage independence, sexuality, race relations and a new form of music. Freedom summer: In 1864, three Civil Rights workers were murdered by the Ku Klux Klan in Mississippi
Common threads : stories from the quilt( Visual )

20 editions published between 1989 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 894 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 )

41 editions published between 1999 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 676 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
The art of nonfiction movie making by Jeffrey Friedman( )

9 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 654 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The past few years have featured such blockbusters as Super-Size Me, Fahrenheit 9/11, Sicko, March of the Penguins, and An Inconvenient Truth. And as news articles proclaim a new era in the history of documentary films, more and more new directors are making their first film a nonfiction one. But in addition to posing all of the usual challenges inherent to more standard filmmaking, documentaries also present unique problems that need to be understood from the outset. Where does the idea come from? How do you raise the money? How much money do you need? What visual style is best suited to the story? What are the legal issues involved? And how can a film reach that all-important milestone and find a willing distributor? Epstein, Friedman, and Wood tackle all of these important questions with examples and anecdotes from their own careers. The result is an informative and entertaining guide for those just starting out, and an enlightening read for anyone interested in a behind-the-scenes look at this newly reinvigorated field of film."--Publisher description
Lovelace by Rob Epstein( Visual )

26 editions published between 2012 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 494 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 )

6 editions published between 1991 and 2004 in English and Undetermined and held by 162 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
What is cinema?( Visual )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 125 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chuck Workman is best known for creating unforgettable Oscar montage sequences and for his award-winning documentaries. Here he demonstrates his command of cinematic language, creating a visual essay out of clips from films that pushed the boundaries of the art form and gave us ideas of what the future might hold. Includes new and archival interviews with eclectic filmmakers
The times of Harvey Milk( Visual )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 121 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One of the first feature documentaries to address gay life in America, it's a work of advocacy itself, bringing Milk's message of hope and equality to a wider audience
The word is out : stories of some of our lives : conversations with 26 gay men and women( Visual )

3 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 88 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Interviews with 26 [i.e. 28] diverse people, ranging in age from 18 to 77, who speak out about their experience as gay men and women
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
Harvey Milk by Gus Van Sant( Visual )

3 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 71 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

San Francisco, 1977. Après plusieurs tentatives infructueuses, Harvey Milk est enfin élu conseiller municipal. Ses convictions politiques et son homosexualité vont susciter l'hostilité de Dan White, opposant conservateur...Une fresque poétique et tragique sur les combats politiques et civiques qui ont déchiré la Californie dans les années 70. Gus Van Sant dresse un portrait fascinant du premier homme ouvertement homosexuel élu à des fonctions officielles aux Etats-Unis. Une oeuvre brillante, applaudie par la critique, plébiscitée par le public et transcendée par l'extraordinaire performance de Sean Penn
10 days that unexpectedly changed America( Visual )

3 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Acclaimed documentary filmmakers offer a fresh, compelling look at 10 pivotal moments in American history and their often unforeseen repercussions
The battle of amfAR( Visual )

5 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When AIDS strikes, two very different women - Hollywood icon Elizabeth Taylor and research scientist Dr. Mathilde Krim - join forces to create America's first AIDS research foundation. The fight against HIV/AIDS has never been the same
Word is out : stories of some of our lives( Visual )

7 editions published between 1978 and 2016 in English and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Interviews with 28 diverse people who speak out about their experiences as gay men and women
10 days that unexpectedly changed America I( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ten acclaimed documentary filmmakers present ten pivotal moments in American history and the often unexpected changes brought about by these events
The AIDS show : artists involved with death and survival( Visual )

6 editions published between 1986 and 1994 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The AIDS show deals with the impact of the AIDS epidemic on the community of gay men. It is based on San Francisco's Theatre Rhinoceros stage production of the same name. A powerful hybrid of documentary and drama
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The art of nonfiction movie making
Where are we? : our trip through AmericaThe word is out : stories of some of our lives : conversations with 26 gay men and women
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Epstein, Rob.

Epstein, Rob 1955-

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엡스타인, 롭 1955-

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