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New Yorker Films

Works: 356 works in 611 publications in 9 languages and 24,696 library holdings
Genres: Drama  History  Personal narratives  Biography  Interviews  Film adaptations  Case studies  Fiction  Catalogs  Anecdotes 
Roles: Production personnel, Distributor, Producer
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Shoah by Claude Lanzmann ( Visual )
13 editions published between 1985 and 2013 in English and French and held by 1,112 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The number of people that lived through the Second World War and the Holocaust dwindles significantly every day. Shoah--a Hebrew word variously translated as annihilation, cataclysm, chaos, or catastrophe--approached the tragedy of the Holocaust in a new and novel way: no archival footage, no newsreels, no black and white still photographs. There are instead interviews with ordinary people speaking in ordinary voices of days that had become ordinary to them: Jewish survivors, former Nazis, Polish peasants, American scholars, and others. Each person describes details which are woven together to present a Holocaust much larger and much more complicated than a viewer could begin to imagine. It is not a documentary, not journalism, not propaganda, not political. It is an act of witness
My architect by Nathaniel Kahn ( Visual )
9 editions published between 2003 and 2008 in English and held by 1,013 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Documentaire. Fils illégitime, Nathaniel Kahn retrace la vie et l'oeuvre de son père, Louis Kahn, il essaie de comprendre les choix qu'il a faits à travers des entrevues, et présente à travers le déroulement de l'enquête qu'il a menée des réalisations grandioses de l'homme
Moolaadé by Ousmane Sembène ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in Dyula and Bambara and held by 732 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In the village of Djerisso, women tend to their work and children, while men debate in the mosque and make the rules. One day, four young girls appear on Collé's doorstep seeking sanctuary from their coming 'purification' ceremony. Years ago, Collé refused to allow her daughter to undergo the procedure. She takes them in and declares a moolaadé, a protective spirit, or safe zone that will bring a terrible curse upon anyone who breaks it. Thus begins a standoff that escalates into a bloody showdown between tradition and modernization, men and women, and progress and stagnation. Confronting the village elders and red-robed priestesses who perform the ritual, Collé has eyes saddened by experience, but made righteously fiery with the hope that she can reduce the misery of future generations. At 81, Mr. Sembene has made a masterpiece, both a critique of traditional forms of authority and a celebration of the warmth and dynamism of African village life
Safar-i Qandahār Kandahar ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2003 in Persian and held by 722 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Nafas an Afghan-born Canadian journalist, returns to her homeland in a desperate attempt to reach her sister, who, overcome with grief after being injured by a landmine and her despair over the Taliban's oppression of women, has vowed that she will commit suicide at the time of the next solar eclipse, only three days away
My dog Tulip ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 657 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The distinguished British man of letters, Ackerley hardly thought of himself as a dog lover when, well into middle age, he came to adopt Tulip, a beautiful yet intolerable 18-month-old German shepherd. To his surprise, she turned out to be the love of his life, the 'ideal friend' he had been searching for in vain for so many years. In vivid and sometimes startling detail, the film reveals Tulip's sassy, often erratic behavior
Bad ma ra khahad bord The wind will carry us by Abbas Kiarostami ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1999 and 2002 in 3 languages and held by 627 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A group of men from the city traverse the rural Iranian countryside, looking for the village of Siah Dareh, following directions such as "turn left at the big tree on top of the hill," seemingly lost. The driver, respectfully called "Engineer" by the villagers, is in this remote location to record a funeral ritual that will follow the death of a woman reputed to be more than 100 years old. As he waits and she rallies, he becomes a figure of some amusement in the valley--whenever his cell phone beeps, he charges to higher ground in his Land Rover in order to get proper reception. And as he waits to complete his task, he is transformed from a nosy outsider into a reverent observer, seeing all the transient beauty and eternal wonder of the human experience in one poor, small, rural village
Fire by Deepa Mehta ( Visual )
7 editions published between 2000 and 2006 in English and held by 570 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In a barren, arranged marriage to an amateur swami who seeks enlightenment through celibacy, Radha's life takes an irresistible turn when her beautiful young sister-in-law seeks to free herself from the confines of her own loveless marriage and [falls] into the supple embrace of Radha."--Container
Xala by Ousmane Sembène ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1974 and 2005 in French and held by 560 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In a fictional African country, a rich, self-made businessman and member of the post-colonial ruling elite takes on a third wife to show the world his wealth, only to be stricken by a curse resulting in impotency. His efforts at getting cured lead to disastrous yet comical results
Wandafuru raifu After life by Hirokazu Koreeda ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1998 and 2007 in Japanese and held by 539 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In Koreeda's thought-provoking vision, the newly deceased find themselves in a way station somewhere between Heaven and Earth. With the help of dedicated caseworkers, each soul is given three days to choose one cherished memory for their life that they will relive for eternity. As the film reveals, recognizing happiness and finding a life's worth of meaning in a single event is no simple task
Paragraph 175 by Robert P Epstein ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in English and held by 527 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
Bamako by Abderrahmane Sissako ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in French and held by 521 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Melé, a bar singer, and her unemployed husband Chaka are on the verge of breaking up. In the courtyard of the house they share with other families in Bamako, the capital city of Mali, African civil society representatives have taken proceedings against such international financial institutions as the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund, whom they blame for Africa's woes. As numerous trial witnesses air bracing indictments against the multinational economic machinery that haunts them, life in the courtyard presses forward
L'Atalante by Jean Vigo ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1990 and 2003 in French and held by 505 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
When Juliette marries Jean, she comes to live with him aboard the barge "L'Atalante", where they travel along the Seine River. The bride, becomes bored and leaves the ship for Paris where she starts flirting with other men
The life and times of Allen Ginsberg ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in English and held by 491 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Depicts Allen Ginsberg, an American poet and social activist in the different decades of his life and activities; the director's cut updates the film to include information about Ginserg's death
Blossoms of fire ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2000 and 2006 in Spanish and English and held by 433 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Documentarist Maureen Gosling captures the creative, and outspoken spirit of the Zapotec women of southern Oaxaca, Mexico in this exuberant portrait of an often mis-represented culture. It's a society marked by female independence, progressive politics, and an unusual tolerance of homosexuality. Juchitecan women, celebrated by artists Frida Kahlo and Miguel Covarrubias, run their own businesses, embroider their signature fiery blossoms on clothing, and work with the men in their community to preserve the soul of their traditional culture
Maboroshi no hikari Maborosi by Hirokazu Koreeda ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1996 and 2000 in Japanese and English and held by 426 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
La soledad, el amor y la muerte se reflejan en esta historia de dos jóvenes que, después de casarse, él muere arrollado por un tren
Pixote a lei do mais fraco by Hector Babenco ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1981 and 2001 in Portuguese and held by 419 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Ten-year-old Pixote (Portuguese slang for 'Peewee') is one of three million homeless children in Brazil. Hauled off to a crowded detention center, wide-eyed Pixote witnesses rapes, beatings and other acts of random violence by both the guards and the inmates. With the transvestite Lilica and his lover Dito, Pixote escapes from the reform school where he and his friends hit the streets alone, embarking on a life of violence and crime."--Container
Jazz on a summer's day ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 406 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Enshrined in the National Film Registry in 1999, Bert Stern's 1959 film offers precisely what its title promises. Along with a wealth of great music, the film subtly conveys the economic differences between the music's origins and Newport's wealthy citizens, and highlights the concentration and playfulness of great musicians by photographing them as intimately as possible. Despite the title, this concert film's performances--captured over the course of a weekend during the 1958 Newport Jazz Festival--really shine when night falls. As a documentary, it stylishly immortalizes transcendently beautiful music played on a glorious day, suggesting in the process that film might have no higher purpose
They call it Myanmar lifting the curtain ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 386 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Shot clandestinely over three years by best-selling novelist and filmmaker Robert H. Lieberman, this film with its stunning footage provides an astonishing and intimate look inside what has been one of the most isolated countries on the planet With an exclusive perspective provided by Nobel Peace Prize winner Aung San Suu Kyi, this film brings a human dimension to a country that remains a mystery to much of the world"--Container
Beed-e majnoon The willow tree ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2008 in Persian and held by 384 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Blind since childhood, Youssef has a devoted wife, loving daughter, and successful university career, but his affliction fills him with secret torment. As if in answer to his prayers, a clinic restores his sight- a miracle that is double-edged. Although this new world of sight and color floods him with ecstacy- the breathtaking images seen through his reawakened eyes include a dazzling vista of snow-blanketed hills, a shower of molten gold sparks in a jewlery foundry, an array of lollipop lights behind a rain-speckled car window- it also plunges him into a labyrinth of confusion and temptations.--Summary from container
Week end by Jean-Luc Godard ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1991 and 2005 in French and held by 379 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A middle class couple on a weekend trip get caught up in an armed liberation struggle. A sarcastic portrait of France in 1967
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