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Friedman, Jeffrey 1951-

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Howl by Robert P Epstein( Visual )

43 editions published between 2010 and 2018 in English and Spanish and held by 1,136 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
The celluloid closet by Robert P Epstein( Visual )

37 editions published between 1995 and 2016 in English and held by 1,037 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
10 days that unexpectedly changed America( Visual )

2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 985 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 )

21 editions published between 1989 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 898 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
The art of nonfiction movie making by Jeffrey Friedman( )

3 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 634 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
Paragraph 175 by Robert P Epstein( Visual )

19 editions published between 1999 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 627 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
Faces of the Enemy by Sam Keen( Visual )

5 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 242 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As relevant today as when it was first released, Faces of the Enemy follows social psychologist Sam Keen as he unmasks how individuals and nations dehumanize their enemies to justify the inhumanity of war. Using archival news footage, public service announcements, and editorial cartoons, Keen unveils the same frightening pattern in conflict after conflict - World War II, the Vietnam War, the Cold War, Islamic and Christian Fundamentalism - and prefigures the current War on Terrorism. First we identify ourselves as victims. Then we blame, demonize and finally dehumanize our adversaries, rationalizing our murder of other human beings. Faces of the Enemy contends that before a drop of blood is spilled we must 'think each other to death.' It is a story replayed on the nightly news, in Islamic Fundamentalists' characterization of the West as the 'Great Satan' and our own stereotyping of Muslims as terrorists. In a revealing examination of the images and iconography of war Keen interviews the nation's leading editorial cartoonists. They discuss how they use an almost universal language of stereotypes and prejudices to tap into readers' most visceral emotions. In a chilling example of the psychological roots of enmity, we meet David Rice, an unemployed welder now an inmate on Death Row. Influenced by far-right propaganda, Rice decided communism was responsible for his personal problems. He bludgeoned to death a family of four whom he (mistakenly) thought were communists. He remains without remorse regarding them as 'collateral damage' in a war against the Evil Empire. The Christian Fundamentalist leaders who inspired Rice are only too happy to explain that they are in a holy war against communists and any non-believers. By contrast, William Broyles, a Vietnam veteran and author, returned after the war to personalize the individuals who had been his enemies to humanize the abstractions. He explains how racist terms and images can be used to turn human beings into monsters. These epithets and images extend the circumstances of war into terrible brutality. But he also explains how we can move beyond these dehumanizing thoughts and seek out the humanity of others. Psychologists Robert Lifton and Steven Kull explain how war and artificial enemies provide people with the moral and mental certainties they crave, giving them a sense of purpose in a sometimes-ambiguous world. Mythologist Joseph Campbell, providing a note of hope, suggests that underneath the mask of the enemy we ultimately recognize ourselves. This, Campbell further contends, may be the origin of compassion, brotherhood and altruism, in other words the inverse of war. California Newsreel is proud to re-release this important film for the first time on video with special commentary by Bill Jersey and Sam Keen. Particularly relevant is a complimentary supplement (available only on DVD to those purchasing an institutional version), illuminating complexities in the media and military worlds of today's conflicts in the Middle East. Also available on videocassette, this is a film whose urgent message needs to be heard now more than ever
Where are we? : our trip through America( Visual )

6 editions published between 1991 and 2004 in English and Undetermined and held by 163 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

At the end of the Gulf War, the filmmaker 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
Where Are We?( Visual )

1 edition published in 2015 in Undetermined and held by 150 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Award-winning documentary filmmakers Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman took a journey through unfamiliar lands-;in their own country. Having spent most of their lives on one coast or the other, they wondered what mysteries lay in between. So they piled into a van with a film crew, talking to ordinary Americans they met along the way-;who talk sometimes eloquently, often poignantly, about their lives, their hopes, and their dreams. "Kaleidescopic ... The filmmakers' acute sense of compassion is visible in every frame. Where are We? has the weird ephemeral quality of walking through someone else's dream." - San Francisco Chronicle. "A riveting video album of an 18-day sweep across the U.S. of A." - Jan Stuart, New York Newsday . "Where are We? is filled with cameos of Americans whose lives, taken together, form the truth of our national dream." - LA Weekly
Lovelace by Amanda Seyfried( Visual )

7 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and German and held by 103 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
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
The SMPTE First Annual Spring Film Conference & Exhibit : March 20-22, 1997, Los Angeles, Calif. : proceedings by SMPTE Spring Film Conference & Exhibit( )

2 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

10 days that unexpectedly changed America( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

First in a three-part series in which acclaimed documentary filmmakers present ten pivotal moments in American history and their often unforeseen repercussions. This segment of four documentary films tells of four events in early U.S. history. The Pequot War, a massacre in Mysic, Conn. on May 26, 1637, set the pattern of possessing Indian land in America. Shays' Rebellion (Jan. 25, 1787) was a protest against debt collection and taxation practices that motivated George Washington to come out of retirement and help strengthen the fragile new nation, leading to the Constitution and the Bill of Rights. The California gold rush began Jan. 24, 1848, and spurred tremendous financial and physical growth throughout the West. The Civil War battle of Antietam, Sept. 17, 1862, saw 23,000 casualties on both sides, making this the bloodiest day in American history, but the Union victory enabled President Lincoln to issue the Emancipation Proclamation
10 days that unexpectedly changed America( Visual )

3 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

in English and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Award winning documentary, Faces of the enemy, looks at the universal concepts of enmity which spark and fuel conflicts around the world. Follows author and commentator Sam Keen in an investigation of the ways in which societies and governments create and use enemy images. Three illustrated slide lectures by Sam Keen expand on themes treated in both the book and the film, and include political cartoons depicting recent worldwide political issues and figures
The battle of amfAR( Visual )

3 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Battle of amfAR presents the little-known story of how in the early days of the AIDS pandemic an unlikely alliance between a celebrity and a scientist helped changed the public perception of the disease and led to the search for a cure. Hollywood superstar Elizabeth Taylor and Sloan-Kettering research scientist Dr. Mathilde Krim joined forces to create greater AIDS awareness, fight government indifference and public stigma, and establish AmFAR, The Foundation for AIDS Research -- the first national organization dedicated to mobilizing the scientific community in the fight against AIDS and for a cure. Concerned about a growing epidemic, Dr. Kim recruited Taylor to leverage her celebrity status to bring media attention to the disease and push for groundbreaking legislation. Taylor delivered powerful testimony before Congress and convinced President Reagan for the first time to publicly acknowledge the existence of HIV/AIDS as a worldwide pandemic. Dr. Krim focused on energizing the scientific community through her professional, political and social connections. The Battle of AmfAR reconstructs the history of the early years of the AIDS crisis through the twin lenses of early medical concern and the dedicated activism of these two powerful women. The film also explains some of the challenging science of the disease and the important breakthroughs in AIDS research. The AmFAR foundation's support for early stage research has altered the course of the epidemic and brought the world closer to finding a cure. In 1996, research partially funded by AmfAR led to lifesaving new drugs that made HIV/AIDS treatable, a diagnosis that no longer guaranteed a death sentence. While the film traces the history of the search for an AIDS cure and offers hope, it also provides a dramatic reminder that the epidemic is far from over
Common pediatric plastic and reconstructive diagnoses( Book )

4 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

10 days that unexpectedly changed America I( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 23 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 Robert Epstein collection : Celluoid closet ; Common threads ; Paragraph 175 ; The times of Harvey Milk( Visual )

in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Howl by Ed Speleers( Visual )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Allen Ginsberg recounts the road trips, love affairs, and search for personal liberation that led to the most timeless, electrifying, and controversial work of his career. Pushing the limits and challenging the mainstream, the passionate and provocative Howl and its publisher find themselves on trial for obscenity, with prosecutor Ralph McIntosh setting out to have the book banned, while defense attorney Jake Ehrlich fervently argues for freedom of speech and creative expression
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The art of nonfiction movie making
Where are we? : our trip through America
Alternative Names
Friedman, Jeff 1951-

Friedman, Jeffrey 1959-

Jeffrey Friedman Amerikaans filmregisseur

Jeffrey Friedman réalisateur américain

Jeffrey Friedman regista statunitense

Jeffrey Friedman US-amerikanischer Dokumentarfilmer und Filmproduzent

Джеффри Фридман

ג'פרי פרידמן

جفری فریدمن فیلمنامه‌نویس، تدوینگر، تهیه‌کننده، و کارگردان آمریکایی

프리드먼, 제프리

ジェフリー・フリードマン (映画監督)


English (156)

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