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Seventh Art Releasing (Firm)

Overview
Works: 196 works in 303 publications in 3 languages and 6,486 library holdings
Genres: Documentary films  Nonfiction films  History  Biography  Interviews  Documentary television programs  Nonfiction television programs  Biographical films  Drama  Internet videos 
Roles: Distributor, Producer
Classifications: HF5813.U6, 659.10973
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Seventh Art Releasing (Firm)
Art & copy by Doug Pray( Visual )

2 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 967 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This film is about advertising, that traces the shift from the old boy's network of the '40s to the more "creative," story-based approach of the '60s, when dynamic young men fought conventional wisdom to create campaigns that quickly transcended mere commerce and became pop-culture sensations. The guys behind the ads--the unknown people who've so profoundly shaped our culture--all want to be seen as genius artists, not corporate executives, which is the crux of many problems with the advertising revolution. This film, like a good commercial, is propulsive, filled with eye-grabbing visuals, emotional appeals, nostalgia, and instantly recognizable imagery--a greatest-hits survey of commercials that conquered the world
Balseros by Carles Bosch( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in Spanish and held by 614 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The true account of seven Cuban refugees (and their families) who attempted to immigrate to America via a series of homemade rafts
The long way home by Mark Jonathan Harris( Visual )

9 editions published between 1998 and 2004 in English and held by 399 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Accounts from memory, letters, diaries and oral histories of the period from 1945, when Holocaust survivors were released from Nazi concentration and death camps, up to the founding of the State of Israel in 1948
Word wars : tiles and tribulations on the Scrabble game circuit( Visual )

3 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in English and held by 365 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Follow four Scrabble game fanatics as they advance to the North American Championship. The film is a thoroughly entertaining and hilarious look at a board game that's an occasional amusement for some - and a serious obsession (or disturbing addiction) for others
New Muslim cool( Visual )

4 editions published between 2009 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 219 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Puerto Rican-American rapper Hamza Pérez pulled himself out of drug dealing and street life 12 years ago and became a Muslim. Now he's moved to Pittsburgh's tough North Side to start a new religious community, rebuild his shattered family and take his message of faith to other young people through hard-hitting hip-hop music. But when the FBI raids his mosque, Hamza must confront the realities of the post-9/11 world, and himself"--Www.pbs.org/pov
Afghan stories( Visual )

3 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 193 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Exposes the extraordinary life experiences of ordinary people coping with turmoil as the world comes down on their country once again. The U.S. war on the Taliban is only the latest in the series of 24 years of war and tyranny. But amazingly the new generation, who have never known peace, still have hope and dream of a future lived in prosperity and peace
The memory thief( Visual )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 171 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lukas is an aimless, haunted young man who is living in L.A. He buries painful thoughts of his own past in the humdrum routine of his job as a tollbooth clerk. A chance encounter with a holocaust survivor suddenly brings into focus a world and an identity he embraces with frightening intensity: the victimized Jews of World War II. As he begins to enthusiastically act out and explore his newfound obsession, Lukas discovers that survivor's guilt isn't just for the Jews anymore
Missing, presumed dead-- : the search for America's POWs( Visual )

3 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 166 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Chronicles Bob Dumas' fifty year search for his brother Roger Dumas, who was captured by North Korea. Although officially listed as MIA by the U.S. government, the Dumas family believes that he is still alive and is being held as a POW ... Reveals what the government really knows about missing soldiers from the Korean conflict and the reasons behind its unwillingness to bring them home"--Container
Always a bridesmaid( Visual )

3 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 153 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On the eve of her 30th birthday, Nina Davenport has become obsessed with the institution of marriage and the missing ring on her finger. Nina confronts her fears from the trenches, where she works as a wedding videographer. She cross-examines failed love interests, interrogates nervous brides and wise spinsters, and gathers advice from anyone who will listen
The queen and I by Nahid Persson( Visual )

2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 142 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"When Nahid Persson Sarvestani, an Iranian exile, set out to make a documentary about Empress Farah Phalavi, the wife of the Shah of Iran, she expected to encounter her opposite. As a child, Persson Sarvestani had lived in dire poverty, watching Pahlavi's royal wedding as if it were a fairy tale. She joined the Communist faction of Khomeini's revolution that deposed the Shah when she was a teenager, sending him and his family volleying from country to country. When Khomeini betrayed his promise for democracy, imposing even more violent measures, Persson Sarvestani was also forced to flee. 30 years later, she needs key questions answered and goes directly to the source. Surprisingly, Empress Farah welcomes her as a fellow refugee from their beloved homeland, granting unprecedented access. Over the next year and a half, Persson Sarvestani enters the queen's world, planning to challenge the shah's ideology; instead, she must rethink her own."--Container
The Aggressives( Visual )

4 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 137 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Features intimate interviews with 6 lesbians (5 African American, 1 Asian) living in New York City who define themselves as "aggressives." They exhibit masculine appearances and behaviors, but do not aspire to be men. Shows their daily lives and their participation in the underground lesbian "ball" scene, where cross-dressers compete for trophies
50 children : the rescue mission of Mr. & Mrs. Kraus( Visual )

2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 136 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gilbert and Eleanor Kraus never intended to become heroes. But in early 1939, as conditions were worsening for Jews living inside Nazi Germany, the Philadelphia couple embarked on a risky and improbable mission - an effort to rescue 50 Jewish children and bring them to safety in the United States
Jonestown( Visual )

1 edition published in 2018 in English and held by 113 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This New York Times Critic's Pick tells the story of the people who followed cult leader Jim Jones to the remote jungles of Guyana, South America, in a misbegotten quest to build an ideal society. The 1960s ushered in intense social and cultural tumult; it was the Age of Aquarius, when change was in the air, and revolution was on the horizon. Some looked to free love, Black Power, or drugs. But for others, Jim Jones, the charismatic leader of Peoples Temple, offered the perfect balance of spiritual fulfillment and political commitment. Jones not only preached about integration and equality, but built an organization that provided food, clothing and shelter to his congregation and his community. On the surface, Jim Jones and the multi-racial Peoples Temple congregation espoused the values of a model society. But upon closer examination, something was amiss. In the summer of 1977, with the publication of an expose in New West magazine, the truth about Peoples Temple was exposed. Defectors and family members gave accounts of physical, sexual and drug abuse, financial corruption, and members being held against their will. On November 18, 1978, over 900 members of Peoples Temple died in the largest mass suicide/murder in history
The swell season by Glen Hansard( Visual )

1 edition published in 2018 in Undetermined and held by 113 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The world fell in love with Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova when their songwriting collaboration in the film "Once" culminated in a jubilant Oscar win. But behind the scenes, where Glen and Mar's on-screen romance became reality, a grueling two-year world tour with their band Swell Season threatens to fracture their fated bond. Gorgeously filmed in black and white, this music-filled documentary is an intimate look at the exhilaration and turmoil created by both love and fame
Government, Politics, and Law Film Collection( Visual )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 108 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of films exploring Government, Politics, and Law by Seventh Art Releasing featuring popular films such as Call it Democracy and Beyond Borders
Chau, Beyond the Lines( Visual )

4 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in Vietnamese and held by 99 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"During the Vietnam War, the United States dropped 20 million gallons of chemicals onto the dense jungles of Vietnam, in order to rid the northern Vietnamese Army of their food and cover. More than 40 years later, Chau, a teenager living in a Vietnamese care center for kids disabled by the chemical Agent Orange, battles with the reality of his dream to one day become a professional artist. With a rare disability in his arms and legs, Chau is repeatedly told his dream is not only unrealistic, but impossible. At age 17 and against all odds, Chau ventures into the real world to see if, in fact, he can make his dream a reality." -- Container
Badass beauty queen : the story of Anastasia Lin( Visual )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 85 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story behind Miss World contestant Anastasia Lin using her beauty and brass to stand up against an oppressive juggernaut -- the Chinese communist government. Drama, danger and fear follow Anastasia as she becomes the darling of the human rights community, traveling the globe to bring the world's attention to an increasing list of China's atrocities: the persecution of prisoners of conscience and live forced organ harvesting. An unlikely candidate to crusade against some of the world's worst human rights violations, Anastasia puts everything on line to stay true to her conscience -- including her father's safety and her chance at the crown
Fight for space( Visual )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 85 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1962, spurred by the Cold War, President John F. Kennedy famously made the bold proclamation that NASA would send astronauts to the moon by the end of the decade, not because it was easy, but because it was a challenge. The Space Race inspired a generation to pursue careers in science and technology, but as the balance of world power shifted, interest in space exploration declined. Fight for Space serves as an urgent call to re-awaken our sense of wonder and discovery
Underfire : the untold story of PFC Tony Vaccaro( Visual )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 85 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

UNDERFIRE chronicles the life of a man who played two roles during World War II, both at great risk: a combat infantryman on the front lines and a photographer who took and developed roughly 8,000 photographs of the war. Director Max Lewkowicz visits European locations where Vacarro shot some of his most powerful photos, tracing his evolution from a young GI eager to record the war, to an elderly man increasingly horrified at man’s ability to wage war, having vowed to never take another war photo the day the war ended. Through interviews with Pulitzer Prize-winning photographers, and Vacarro himself, this intimate film delves into issues about witnessing and recording conflict, how photography defines the way wars are perceived by the public, and the sheer difficulty of survival while taking photos in a dangerous war zone
Monsieur Mayonnaise( Visual )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 85 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Monsieur Mayonnaise is an artist’s epic adventure into his family’s secret past. Australian artist and film-maker, Philippe Mora, investigates his father’s clandestine role in the French Résistance in WW2 and his mother’s miraculous escape enroute to Auschwitz. Philippe, a Hollywood cult-horror movie director and pop-artist, adopts a Film Noir persona to tell his family’s story. He also packs his paints and easel, as he embarks on a journey to create an audacious comic book about his parents, their survival and the Holocaust. From LA to Berlin, Paris to Melbourne, Monsieur Mayonnaise is a richly-layered, road movie starring artists, real life heroes, Nazi villains ... and baguettes with lashings of tasty French mayonnaise!
 
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