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Mann, Ron

Works: 59 works in 294 publications in 5 languages and 3,046 library holdings
Genres: Documentary films  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  Interviews  History  Field guides  Folklore  Biographical films  Drama  Film adaptations 
Roles: Director, Producer, Author, Film editor, pmn, Interviewer, Restager , fmd, Other, Compiler
Classifications: PN1997, B
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works about Ron Mann
Most widely held works by Ron Mann
Comic book confidential by Ron Mann( Visual )

56 editions published between 1988 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 568 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Combines historical footage, interviews, animation, and live action to trace the history of comic books from 1933 to 1988. Twenty-two significant comic artists and writers are discussed: Lynda Barry, Charles Burns, Sue Coe, Robert Crumb, Will Eisner, Al Feldstein, Shary Flenniken, William M. Gaines, Bill Griffith, Jaime Hernandez, Jack Kirby, Harvey Kurtzman, Stan Lee, Paul Mavrides, Frank Miller, Victor Moscoro, Françoise Mouly, Dan O'Neill, Harvey Pekar, Gilbert Shelton, Spain, Art Spiegelman
Imagine the sound( Visual )

8 editions published between 1981 and 2015 in English and held by 186 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Imagine the Sound brings together interviews and performances with the prime innovators of the once controversial free jazz movement of the 60s. The first feature documentary by Ron Mann (Grass, Comicbook Confidential) is an eloquent tribute to a group of highly celebrated artists that helped forge the avant-garde jazz of the 1960s. Critic and film historian Jonathan Rosenbaum has said Imagine the Sound "may be the best documentary on free jazz that we have." The film features articulate interviews and dramatic performances by pianists Cecil Taylor and Paul Bley, tenor saxophone Archie Shepp, and trumpet player Bill Dixon
Grass by Ron Mann( Visual )

33 editions published between 1998 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 180 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Utilizing hilarious footage from U.S. Government propaganda films and eye-popping animation from underground artist Paul Mavrides, Grass blows the lid off the war on marijuana. Find out how a nice person like yourself became a dangerous criminal"--Container
Go further( Visual )

12 editions published between 2003 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 166 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Join actor/activist Woody Harrelson and friends as they take a hemp-fuelled bus on an eco-consciousness raising 1300-mile incursion down the beautiful Pacific Coast from Seattle to Santa Barbara. Explores the idea that the single individual is the key to large-scale transformational change. The goal is to show people they encounter that there are viable alternatives to our habitual, environmentally-destructive behaviors
Know your mushrooms( Visual )

4 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 166 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Follow myco visionaries Gary Lincoff and Larry Evans as they lead us on a hunt for the wild mushroom and the deeper cultural experiences attached to the mysterious fungi. Combines material filmed at the Telluride Mushroom Festival with animation and archival footage
In the wake of the flood( Visual )

5 editions published between 2010 and 2015 in English and held by 151 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On the eve of her 70th birthday, Canadian writer Margaret Atwood set out on an international tour criss-crossing the British Isles and North America to celebrate the publication of her new dystopian novel, The Year of the Flood. Rather than mount a traditional tour to promote a book's publication, Atwood conceived and executed something far more ambitious and revelatory: a theatrical version of her novel. Along the way she reinvented what a book tour could, and maybe should be
Altman( Visual )

14 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 145 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Maverick. Auteur. Rebel. Innovator. Storyteller. Rambler. Gambler. Mad man. Family man. Director. Artist. Robert Altmanʼs life and career contained multitudes. This father of American independent cinema left an indelible mark, not merely on the evolution of his art form, but also on the western zeitgeist. ALTMAN, Canadian director Ron Mannʼs new documentary, explores and celebrates the epic fifty-year redemptive journey of one of the most important and influential filmmakers in the history of the medium. The very term "Altmanesque" has come to denote a cinematic style characterized by dark humor, chaotic choreography, overlapping and sometimes murky dialogue, multi-layered storylines, iconoclastic characters, omniscient cinematography, and a seat-of-the-pants ensemble approach to imagining and crafting a film. With the late director himself acting as guide, ALTMAN takes the audience on an expansive and revelatory road trip through the highs and lows of this uncompromising visionaryʼs life and career. With its use of rare interviews, representative film clips, archival images, and musings from his family and most recognizable collaborators, Mannʼs ALTMAN is a dynamic and heartfelt mediation on an artist whose expression, passion and appetite knew few bounds
Listen to the city( Visual )

2 editions published between 1984 and 2015 in English and held by 130 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

I see a new world. Do you see it? If you listened to the city back in 1984, here's what it told you: there are dark days coming, and the only way to survive them is by being rich. Made during the re-election year of Ronald Reagan, the election year of Prime Minister Brian Mulroney and the very beginnings of the shattering saving and loan scandal that would come to look like candy store shoplifting a generation on, Ron Mann's rare early non-documentary movie is like a downtown artist's poster collage of DIY urgency: from the opening sequence, in which the poet/punk Jim Carroll rises like Lazarus from his hospital bed and takes to the streets with a vertical IV drip and a message about better days, to the ensuing satirical depiction of a corporation coldly deciding to cut the unprofitable heart out of the city it calls home, the movie plays as fearless, street-art inspired pastiche: part experimental polemic, part political cartoon, part video art installation, part performance prank. Just as Jim Carroll passes through its ominous depiction of a ruined Toronto, so does bp nichol, P.J. Soles, the late Jack Layton, Barry Callaghan, the Spoons' Sandy Horne and fellow activist-documentarist Peter Wintonick. All kinds of people urging us to listen. And all these years later and it's still pissed off. Just as it should be
Blue rodeo : In stereovision by Blue Rodeo (Musical group)( Visual )

2 editions published between 2004 and 2015 in English and held by 129 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Directed by renowned Canadian filmmaker, Ron Mann, it features a reunion concert with the original 5 members i.e. Jim Cuddy, Greg Keelor, Bazil Donovan, Bob Wiseman and Cleave Anderson! Also includes twelve historic performances; an appreciation written by Paul Quarrington; two brand new songs; and even burning Snowmen!
Tales of the Rat Fink( Visual )

3 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 81 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the life of artist and automobile designer, Ed "Big Daddy" Roth
Poetry in motion : a film by Ron Mann( Visual )

2 editions published between 1985 and 1989 in English and held by 71 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Feature documentary that explores the nature and vision of contemporary poetry. It introduces the work of 25 North American writers by showing them discussing and reading their work
Emile de Antonio's Painters painting : a CD-ROM by Ron Mann( )

7 editions published between 1996 and 1998 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 67 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A vibrant collective portrait of the legendary figures who powered the tumultuous post-war New York art scene. De Antonio shows artists (and their critics and patrons) gossiping, drinking and talking about life and art, and in the process illuminates the genesis of Abstract Expressionism; footage of the Metropolitan Museum of Art's landmark exhibition New York Painting and Sculpture, 1940-1970, supplements the documentary film
Grass : the paged experience( Book )

2 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dream tower( Visual )

4 editions published between 1994 and 2006 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rochdale College was one of the most controversial experiments ever to have taken place in Canada. Set up as a combined free university and student residence, the eighteen-storey building in downtown Toronto opened in the fall of 1968--at the height of the hippie boom. What was intended to be a radical educational institution rapidly became a meeting place for North America's burgeoning drug culture. With artists and educators jousting for position with motorcycle gangs and dealers in the same high-rise, Rochdale became a focal point for the best and worst dreams of the Canadian generation of baby boomers
Brakhage( Visual )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stan Brakhage, possibly the most important filmmaker of the avant-garde, has consistently redefined the shape of film art. Using excerpts from Brakhage's films, interviews with Brakhage, his friends, family, colleagues and critics, and archival footage of Brakhage spanning the past thirty-five years, this film explores the depth and breadth of the filmmaker's genius and the influence his work has had on generations of other creators
Ron Mann's Twist( Visual )

1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Documentary about the dance craze popularized by Chubby Checker features interviews with and performances by Chubby Checker, Hank Ballard and others
Echoes wthout saying.( Visual )

2 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Echoes without saying is a half hour documentary on the Coach House Press, an innovative Toronto-based publishing and printing house that since 1965 has produced distinctive and experimental books of fiction, poetry and visual art
Beginner's guide to gundog training : have the best trained gundog on the shoot( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ron Man has taught hundreds of gundog owners how to train their own dog to expert status. In releasing this DVD he has gone one step further in making his training techniques avaliable to thousands of gundog lovers throughout the world who can not afford his high fees. Ron takes viewers through the complete process of training a gundog in eleven simple-to-follow chapters
Dream tower Echoes without saying( Visual )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Mann, Ronald

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