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Independent Film Channel

Works: 284 works in 429 publications in 4 languages and 16,054 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Trials, litigation, etc  History  Biography  Interviews  Documentary films  Film adaptations  Fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Nonfiction films 
Roles: Producer
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Most widely held works by Independent Film Channel
Boys don't cry by Kimberly Peirce ( Visual )
24 editions published between 1999 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 1,494 WorldCat member 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
Waking life by Richard Linklater ( Visual )
8 editions published between 2001 and 2003 in English and held by 1,169 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Join Wiley Wiggins as he searches for answers to the question of whether we are sleepwalking through our waking state or wake-walking through our dreams
Songcatcher by Maggie Greenwald ( Visual )
6 editions published between 2000 and 2003 in English and held by 1,089 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
When musicologist Doctor Lily Penleric is passed over, again, for a prominent teaching position, she decides to leave the city to visit her sister in the rugged mountains of Appalachia. While there, Lily, discovers a well spring of emotional "love songs" (ballads) that have been passed down through generations from the original Irish and Scottish immigrants who have settled in the area. Determined to document the history of the songs, and the recording of them as well, she is profoundly changed by the generosity, strength and freedom of the fiercely proud mountain people
The thin blue line by Errol Morris ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 1,015 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In 1976, Randall Adams was wrongly sentenced to death for the murder of a Dallas policeman. Errol Morris' documentary exposed the truth of the case and is credited with overturning Adams' conviction
Girlfight by Karyn Kusama ( Visual )
7 editions published between 2001 and 2004 in English and held by 670 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Diana Guzman is always fighting, whether at home in the housing projects with her abusive dad or at high school. She finds a new outlet for her anger at her brother's boxing gym. With hard-core training from veteran boxing coach Hector, Diana learns she has the guts and talent to be a contender
Men with guns Los hombres armados ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1998 and 2003 in Spanish and held by 666 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An elderly physician that trains young people to provide health care to the poor people of a agricultural country finds out that many of his former students are being killed. He goes there to find out why these men with guns are killing anyone they want
The bridge by Eric Steel ( Visual )
4 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 633 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"In 2004, 24 people jumped to their deaths from the Golden Gate Bridge. More people have chosen to end their lives at the Golden Gate Bridge than anywhere else in the world."--End titles. What makes the suicides at the bridge so unusual is that they take place in broad daylight, in front of people in a busy place - unlike most suicides, which are enacted in extreme privacy. Filmmaker Eric Steel and his crew spent 2004 filming the bridge during daylight hours from two locations, grappling with the ethical question of when to alert authorities, and their responsibilities as observers. The film features interviews with the families and friends of some of the victims that year, as well as one person who changed his mind. Offering a glimpse into one of the darkest, most impenetrable corners of the human mind, the film also interrogates society's ability to blithely ignore the grim realities of depression, mental illness, and drug abuse that underly so many suicides. These are only some of the factors discussed by the film, common to the twenty four people who died at the Golden Gate Bridge in 2004, who are now linked together forever by a 4 second fall in an otherwise magically, mysteriously beautiful place
Mr. Death the rise and fall of Fred A. Leuchter, Jr. by Errol Morris ( Visual )
15 editions published between 1999 and 2006 in English and held by 609 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Provocative and chilling true story of Fred A. Leuchter, Jr., the son of a prison worker and a self-taught execution expert who consulted with prisons across the country to make capital punishment more humane. When Leuchter is called in as a high-profile expert in a sensationalistic Canadian trial, his ego, bravado, and absurd testimony reach national media prominence. Ironically, what Leuchter thought was going to be an apex in his career only ruins it
At the death house door ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 538 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An intimate look at the death penalty in the state of Texas through the eyes of Pastor Carroll Pickett, who served 15 years as the death house chaplain to the infamous 'Walls' prison unit in Huntsville. During Pickett's remarkable career he presided over 95 executions, including the world's first lethal injection. After each execution, Pickett recorded an audiotape account of his trip to the death chamber
Portlandia ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 484 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Contains a series of hilarious character-based shorts all of which take place in 'Portlandia,' where '90s culture reigns supreme and political correctness is all the rage
A decade under the influence ( Visual )
5 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 470 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A cast of pioneering writers, directors, and actors talk about the 70's, their films and their colleagues
Happy accidents by Brad Anderson ( Visual )
6 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in English and held by 395 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Ruby is a neurotic with an unhappy track record concerning men and Sam is an oddball who is afraid of small dogs and has a barcode tattooed to his arm. Slowly, Sam begins to reveal his "past." He tells her that he is from the Dubuque of the future and that he hails from a family who believe that reproduction should occur the old-fashioned, fun way as opposed to the cloning method. Ruby is amused until she realizes that he's not kidding. After a series of arguments, he agrees to visit Ruby's analyst, which yields unexpected results
Portlandia ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 364 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Includes all ten episodes of the second season of Portlandia, the hit sketch comedy series created and written by, and starring Fred Armisen of Saturday Night Live and Carrie Brownstein from the band Sleater-Kinney. This season, the two continue skewering the weird and wonderful residents of Portland, Oregon, as well as hipsters everywhere
Gray's anatomy ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1997 and 2012 in English and held by 362 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A comical look at Gray's middle-age angst, with its impending mortality and, in his case, sight distortion in his left eye. After being diagnosed with a rare and mysterious eye condition, Gray recalls his hilarious and obsessive pursuits into alternative healing. His mission takes him on different cultural adventures: to a Native American sweat ceremony involving mass nude encounters in a sweatbox; to a debilitating raw vegetable diet guru; and, most memorably, a trip to the Philippines to try out the "Elvis Presley of psychic surgeons."
Tape ( Visual )
6 editions published between 2001 and 2003 in English and held by 310 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Widescreen. After 10 years apart, three desperate people come together to play out the unresolved drama of their final days in high school. As years of denial slowly peel away, each is provoked into revealing their true nature
Fabulous! the story of queer cinema ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 289 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An overview of the recent history of gay and lesbian cinema, from Kenneth Anger's pioneering Fireworks (1947) to Ang Lee's Brokeback mountain (2005). Where documentaries about earlier times looked at the closeted world, "Fabulous!" celebrates films featuring gay characters and those made by out directors on homosexual themes
¡Yo soy Boricua, pa'que tu lo sepas! I'm Boricua, just so you know! ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 277 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Rosie Perez explores the complex history between Puerto Rico and the United States. It begins with the vibrant celebration of the Puerto Rican Day Parade and lingers with Perez's deeply personal perspective. The themes of family, language, and racism are put into historical perspective as the film uncovers the side of Puerto Rico absent from U.S. history books
Spring forward ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 263 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Set against the backdrop of the changing seasons has Paul, a short-fused ex-con who finds unlikely comfort, stability, and camaraderie when he takes an odd job in park maintenance. On his first day, he's teamed with Murph, a groundskeeping veteran who manages to defuse an outburst between Paul and their snide supervisor. Paul sticks with the job, and, as the months pass, he and Murph work their way through events both mundane and monumental, all the while sharing their hopes, regrets, and ambitions
Chop socky Cinema Hong Kong ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 253 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Offers an in-depth look at martial arts films, particularly Hong Kong's wu xia film legacy and its influence on global cinema. From its roots in Beijing Opera to Quentin Tarantino's tribute Kill Bill, Vol. 2, this film presents the development of the genre, insight into the techniques, weaponry and well-known stars of Hong Kong martial arts action. Beginning with Hong Kong cinema's first martial-arts hero, Wong Fei Hung to the balletic choreography of Chang Che, through the "one-punch" impact of Bruce Lee and the evolution of kung-fu comedy as epitomized by Jackie Chan. The Hong Kong technique of editing-in-camera is demonstrated in a multi-screen sequence, and there are numerous clips from the genre's classic films
Our song by Jim McKay ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 245 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Late summer finds inner-city best friends Maria, Joycelyn and Lanisha at a crossroads. Though once inseparable, they drift apart when their high school abruptly closes and Maria discovers she's pregnant. As Joycelyn rejects school for a paycheck and Lanisha opts to continue her education, each girl must chart a new course for herself ... but can their friendship survive?
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English (102)
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