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Seventh Art Releasing (Firm)

Overview
Works: 183 works in 256 publications in 4 languages and 5,504 library holdings
Genres: Documentary films  History  Nonfiction films  Biography  Interviews  Documentary television programs  Nonfiction television programs  Drama  Personal narratives  Biographical films 
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 970 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Meet the real Mad Men (and women) in Art & Copy, a powerful film about advertising and the inspiration behind modern consumer culture. It reveals the work and wisdom of some of the most influential advertising creatives of our time - people who've prfoundly impacted our culture, yet are virtually unknown outside their industry. Exploding forth from advertising's 'creative revolution' of the 1960s, these artists and writers all brought a surprisingly rebellious spirit to their work in a business more often associated with mediocrity or manipulation. They brought you 'Just do it', and 'Think different' and brilliant campaigns for everything from cars to presidents. They managed to grab the attention of millions and truly move them. Visually interwoven with their stories, TV satellites are launched, billboards are erected, and the social and cultural impact of their ads are brought to light in this dynamic exploration of art, commerce and human emotion. Love them or loathe them, they have mastered the art of persuasion"--Container
Balseros by Carles Bosch( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in Spanish and held by 627 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
Word wars : tiles and tribulations on the Scrabble game circuit( Visual )

3 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in English and held by 381 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
The long way home by Mark Jonathan Harris( Visual )

8 editions published between 1998 and 2004 in English and held by 372 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This documentary reports events for European Jews from the fall of the Third Reich in 1945 to the formation of the state of Israel in 1948, arguing that creating the Israeli state was necessary given the nature of post-war Europe for these survivors. We see death in concentration camps after liberation, from disease or even from eating too much. We learn of pogroms murdering those who return home. We see the squalor of displaced persons camps. Facing strict British immigration limits into Palestine, many sought passage illegally, often ending up in locked camps in Cyprus. Against this backdrop, Jews in Palestine, Truman in the White House, and UN delegates debate Israel's formation
Afghan stories( Visual )

2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 201 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 178 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 )

2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 173 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 )

2 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 158 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. In "Always a bridesmaid," 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 147 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 136 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Features intimate interviews with 6 transgendered 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
New Muslim Cool( Visual )

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

Puerto Rican American rapper Hamza Perez ended his life as a drug dealer 12 years ago, and started down a new path as a young 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 his uncompromising music as part of the hip-hop duo M-Team. Raising his two kids as a single dad and longing for companionship, Hamza finds love on a Muslim networking website and seizes the chance for happiness in a second marriage. But when the FBI raids his mosque, Hamza must confront the realities of the post-9/11 world, and challenge himself. He starts reaching for a deeper understanding of his faith, discovering new connections with people from Christian and Jewish communities. NEW MUSLIM COOL takes viewers on Hamza's ride through the streets, projects and jail cells of urban America, following his spiritual journey to some surprising places where we can all see ourselves reflected in a world that never stops changing
Israel in a Time of Terror( Visual )

2 editions published in 2003 in Hebrew and held by 68 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Weaving interviews with street footage, from this war torn country, brings us closer than news footage can ever make possible. Interviews with randomly choosen Israeli men and women reveal a disturbing picture of everyday life from the point of view of ordinary Israeli citizens
You See Me Laughin by Junior Kimbrough( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 67 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Profiles traditional blues musicians from northern Mississippi who record for Fat Possum Records
Rachel Is( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Rachel is mysterious, funny, difficult and full of contradictions and she wants what most people her age want - to move out of her mother's house. This dream of independence seems impossible. Rachel can't be left alone and the social services needed for her to live an "adult life" are unavailable."--Case
Better Living Through Circuitry( Visual )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents a rare insightful look at rave culture and the electronic dance community. A cross-section of the techno subculture is represented as ravers, DJs and musicians speak for themselves about their music and ideals. Presents such dynamic aspects of rave culture as empowerment through technology, the do-it-yourself ethic and the flowering of a new spirituality embracing transcendence through sound and rhythm
Portrait of Wally( Visual )

2 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 59 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Portrait of Wally traces the history of Egon Schiele's celebrated painting of his mistress, Walburga ('Wally') Neuzil -- from Schiele's gesture of affection toward his young lover, to the theft of the painting from Lea Bondi, a Jewish art dealer fleeing Vienna for her life during World War II, to the to the post-war confusion and subterfuge that evoke The Third Man. The twisting story grows even more complicated when "Wally" resurfaces on the walls of the Museum of Modern Art in 1997, igniting a landmark battle that pits the Manhattan District Attorney, the United States Government and Lea Bondi's heirs against MoMA and a major Austrian museum. The "Wally" case has brought the history of Nazi art loot into the open, showing that institutions can be held accountable for holding art stolen during the Holocaust.'--Container
Valley of Tears( Visual )

4 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and held by 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This film documents the 1979 "Onion Strike" that occurred in Texas when the onion pickers protested their low wages and poor working conditions. The farmers refused the worker's demands, eventually deciding to either sell their property or purchase automated picking equipment. This was a devastating decision for the workers, farmers, and community
Bingo! : the documentary by Edward Bond( Visual )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 54 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A documentary about the different kinds of people who play bingo
Les fils du requin = Son of the shark by Agnès Merlet( Visual )

1 edition published in 1995 in French and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on a true story, this film revolves around two young brothers who terrorize and vandalize their hometown. The brothers have an irrevocable bond and an uncanny sense of how to find each other even when the police and reformatories attempt to separate them
They looked away( Visual )

2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The evidence of what the Allies knew about the existence of Auschwitz and their reasons not to bomb the camp are examined through archival footage and interviews with camp survivors, historians, and military pilots, bombardiers, and photo interpreters directly involved in Allied missions over the Auschwitz region
 
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Missing, presumed dead-- : the search for America's POWsLes fils du requin = Son of the shark