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Mann, Ron

Works: 73 works in 257 publications in 2 languages and 2,765 library holdings
Genres: Documentary films  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  History  Interviews  Folklore  Guidebooks  Biographical films  Nonfiction films  Cinéma vérité films 
Roles: Director, Producer, Author, Film editor
Classifications: PS615, 811.08
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works about Ron Mann
Most widely held works by Ron Mann
Comic book confidential by Ron Mann( Visual )

37 editions published between 1988 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 512 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, Francoise Mouly, Dan O'Neill, Harvey Pekar, Gilbert Shelton, Spain, Art Spiegelman
Poetry in motion by Ron Mann( Visual )

26 editions published between 1982 and 2014 in English and German and held by 396 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A performance film of contemporary poets which celebrates poetry's ancient oral tradition. Here twenty-four leading North American poets sing, chant and read from their own works
Poetry in motion by Ron Mann( )

23 editions published between 1992 and 1995 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 197 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents the poems of twenty-four contemporary poets. Features the printed text of each poem and a movie of the author reading his work. Includes some brief interviews
Know your mushrooms( Visual )

3 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
Go further( Visual )

8 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and held by 162 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
Grass by Ron Mann( Visual )

23 editions published between 1998 and 2005 in English and held by 161 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Film utilizes footage from U.S. Government propaganda films and animation from underground artist Paul Mavrides
In the wake of the flood( Visual )

5 editions published between 2010 and 2015 in English and held by 117 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. But Atwood wasn't selling books as much as advocating an idea: how humanity must respond to the consequences of an environmentally compromised planet before her work of speculative fiction transforms into prophesy. Atwood's odyssey is now captured in Ron Mann's new film, In The Wake of the Flood. Rendered as a fly-on-the-wall cinéma vérité, In The Wake of the Flood mixes new footage, archival materials and evocative animation in featuring Atwood on the road and at home as an aging but buoyant literary rock star spreading a message of warning and hope as she staged and participated in the novel production. In each community she visited, Atwood joined volunteer performers in a loose-knit, grass roots production drawn from the text of her novel. With its mystical, Blakean overtones, Atwood’s theatrical dusplay acts as a neo-pagan ritual that seeks to shake the human race into an awareness of the fragile natural world and our vital connection to it. To bring her novel into a live setting, Atwood collaborated with Los Angeles composer Orville Stoeber to write a new style of devotional music influenced by the related genres of country ballads, gospel, jazz and folk. Each performance included a cast of local readers and singers taking the roles of different characters in key scenes from the novel. The events were primarily staged in cathedrals, adding a grand visual element to the proceedings and a layer of ceremonial gravitas. From Edinburgh and London to New York City, Toronto and Vancouver, Atwood emerges as an earthy sentinel whose rare sensibility is always in the foreground: a life and art coalesced into a unity of medium and message
Altman( Visual )

9 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and German and held by 104 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
Blue rodeo : In stereovision( Visual )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 95 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!
Listen to the city( Visual )

2 editions published between 1984 and 2015 in English and held by 95 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
Imagine the sound( Visual )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 94 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
Tales of the Rat Fink( Visual )

3 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 79 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the life of artist and automobile designer, Ed "Big Daddy" Roth
Twist( Visual )

7 editions published between 1992 and 2015 in English and held by 76 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Documentary about the dance craze popularized by Chubby Checker features interviews with and performances by Checker, Hank Ballard, Smokey Robinson and the Isley Brothers
Poetry in motion : a film( Visual )

2 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 74 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 71 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collective portrait of figures who powered the 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 film
Comic book confidential by Ron Mann( )

10 editions published between 1994 and 1998 in English and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traces the development of the comic book through interviews, historical footage, animations, and montages of comic book art. Features influential authors and artists reading from their works. Includes 120 pages of comics and biographies
Twist( Visual )

3 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Documentary about the dance craze popularized by Chubby Checker features interviews with and performances by Checker, Hank Ballard, Smokey Robinson and The Isley Bros
Imagine the sound( Visual )

7 editions published between 1981 and 2007 in English and held by 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Interviews with four musicians influential in the evolution of free-form jazz in the late 50s and early 60s: Cecil Taylor, Archie Shepp, Paul Bley, and Bill Dixon. Includes performances
Grass : the paged experience( Book )

2 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dream tower( Visual )

4 editions published between 1994 and 2006 in English and held by 10 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
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Mann, Ronald

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German (4)

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