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Forty Acres & a Mule Filmworks

Works: 72 works in 287 publications in 3 languages and 27,537 library holdings
Genres: Drama  History  Personal narratives  Film adaptations  Biography  Fiction  Film and video adaptations 
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Forty Acres & a Mule Filmworks
Malcolm X by Spike Lee( Visual )
22 editions published between 1992 and 2011 in English and held by 3,417 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Born Malcolm Little, his minister father was killed by the Ku Klux Klan. He became a gangster, and while in jail discovered the Nation of Islam writings of Elijah Muhammad. After getting out of jail, he preaches the teachings, but later on goes on a pilgrimage to the city of Mecca. There he converts to the original Islamic religion and becomes a Sunni Muslim. He changes his name to El-Hajj Malik Al-Shabazz and stops his anti-white teachings, having discovered the error of his mistakes. He is later assasinated and dies a Muslim martyr
Do the right thing by Spike Lee( Visual )
38 editions published between 1989 and 2013 in English and French and held by 3,227 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"The hottest day of the year explodes onscreen in this vibrant look at a day in the life of Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn. A portrait of urban racial tensions sparked controversy while earning popular and critical praise."--Container
When the levees broke a requiem in four acts by Spike Lee( Visual )
4 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 2,030 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The world watched in horror as Hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans on August 29, 2005. Many were shocked, not only by the scale of the disaster, but the slow, inept and disorganized response of the emergency and recovery efforts. Structured into four acts, each dealing with a different aspect of the events that preceded and followed Katrina's catastrophic passage through New Orleans. Tells the heartbreaking personal stories of those who endured this harrowing ordeal and survived to tell the tale
4 little girls by Spike Lee( Visual )
11 editions published between 1997 and 2010 in English and held by 1,913 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
When a bomb tears through the basement of a black Baptist church on a peaceful fall morning, it takes the lives of four young girls; Denise McNair, Carole Robertson, Cynthia Wesley and Addie Mae Collins. This racially motivated crime, taking place at a time when the civil rights movement is burning with a new flame, could have doused that flame forever. Instead it fuels a nation's outrage and brings Birmingham, Alabama to the forefront of America's concern
Miracle at St. Anna ( Visual )
5 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 1,230 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
August 1944. Follows four black soldiers of the all-black 92nd Infantry Division who get trapped near the small Tuscan village of Sant'Anna di Stazzema on the Gothic Line during the Italian Campaign of World War II. One of the men will risk his life to save an Italian boy who lives in the city where the Waffen-SS have massacred most of the citizens of the town in retaliation for Italian partisan activity. A sculpted head from the Ponte Santa Trinita in Florence is a focal point
25th hour ( Visual )
10 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 1,085 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Monty Brogan is facing a seven year prison sentence for dealing drugs. On the night before he has to go to jail, he decides to go out with his friends one last time, and re-examines his life in the process
Love & basketball ( Visual )
9 editions published between 2000 and 2008 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 1,078 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This film is divided into the quarters of a basketball game and tells the story of Quincy and Monica. It traces their lives as they run parallel and run apart -- from childhood, to high school, to college -- concluding with Quincy and Monica as adults. Both play basketball and each dreams of playing on a professional level. For Quincy, it is easier and expected since he is the son of a professional ballplayer. Monica has it harder being both a woman when there was no professional league, and as a daughter whose mother cannot understand why her daughter wants to be an athlete
Jungle fever by Spike Lee( Visual )
9 editions published between 1991 and 2006 in English and held by 971 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A black architect begins an affair with his working class Italian secretary. Their relationship causes them to be scrutinized by their friends, cast out from their families and shunned by their neighbors in this moving view of inner-city life
He got game by Spike Lee( Visual )
8 editions published between 1998 and 2006 in English and Italian and held by 927 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A prisoner is granted a furlough in hopes of persuading his estranged son, the country's top high school basketball player, to attend the governor's alma mater
Bamboozled by Spike Lee( Visual )
7 editions published between 2000 and 2012 in English and held by 839 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"In a searing parody of American television, Bamboozled takes a humorous look at how race, rating and the pursuit of power lead to a network executive's stunning rise and tragic downfall."
Get on the bus by Spike Lee( Visual )
7 editions published between 1997 and 2013 in English and held by 787 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Follows a group of different men traveling from Los Angeles to the Million Man March in Washington, D.C. They board the bus as strangers but emerge three days and thousands of miles later as brothers
Crooklyn by Spike Lee( Visual )
12 editions published between 1994 and 2006 in English and held by 755 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Director Spike Lee fashions a bold, flavorful picture of family life in a crowded but cozy Brooklyn neighborhood nicknamed "Crooklyn" by the Carmichaels, who experience one very special summer in their hometown under difficult but often wonderful circumstances
School daze by Spike Lee( Visual )
6 editions published between 1988 and 2006 in English and held by 747 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A music-filled, offbeat contemporary comedy that takes an unforgettable look at black college life. Includes soundtrack audio cd
Mo' better blues by Spike Lee( Visual )
11 editions published between 1990 and 2007 in English and Italian and held by 740 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Talented trumpeter Bleek Gilliam is obsessed by his music and indecisive about his girlfriends Indigo and Clarke. But when he is forced to come to the aid of his manager and childhood friend, Bleek finds his world more fragile than he ever imagined
She's gotta have it by Spike Lee( Visual )
9 editions published between 1987 and 2008 in English and held by 697 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A statuesque and charismatic woman is trying to figure out what she wants in life. She has a good job as a commercial artist and designer, a spacious Brooklyn apartment, and three boyfriends. Each of them is far from her ideal man, but each fulfills a different need for her. Between her juggling act--accompanied by total honesty about who she is and what she's doing--and the childish squabbling of the three men, she makes some rather nebulous points about gender relations and the double standard
If God is willing and da creek don't rise ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 683 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This follow-up to director Spike Lee's documentary, When the levees broke: a requiem in four acts, focuses on the rebuilding efforts in New Orleans, five years after the devastation of Hurricane Katrina. Bookending stories of individual heartache and perseverance are two momentous events: the historic 2010 Super Bowl victory by the New Orleans Saints and the disastrous British Petroleum oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico
Clockers by Spike Lee( Visual )
13 editions published between 1995 and 2013 in English and held by 665 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Two brothers grow up together in the same Brooklyn housing projects, but they are as opposite as good and evil. Victor Dunham has a family, works two jobs and leads a respectable life. His 19-year-old brother, Strike, hangs out with his friends on a bench and sells crack cocaine. Strike agrees to kill a rival dealer as a favor to Rodney, the neighborhood drug kingpin, but when the man is murdered, it is Victor who confesses. Detective Rocco Kleine won't buy Victor's confession, and begins to attempt to break down the stories of both brothers in order to save Victor
Oldboy by Spike Lee( Visual )
4 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 637 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Kidnapped and kept in solitary confinement for 20 years, Joe Doucett has suddenly been set free without a word of explanation. Obsessed with finding those who imprisoned him, Doucett wreaks havoc upon his captors, unaware his freedom is part of a plan and his true punishment's about to begin
Summer of Sam by Spike Lee( Visual )
7 editions published between 1999 and 2012 in English and held by 620 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In the summer of 1977 in New York City, a man called the Son of Sam commits numerous murders. As friends in a small Italian neighborhood become obsessed with the idea that the Son of Sam is someone nearby, the madman's plague of terror becomes the catalyst that prompts relationships to fall apart and trust to disintegrate into dread
The original kings of comedy ( Visual )
8 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 583 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A concert film featuring performances by four major African American stand-up comedians. Includes backstage footage and interviews
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