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First-Run Features (Firm)

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Works: 997 works in 1,664 publications in 2 languages and 110,257 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Case studies  Longitudinal studies  Documentary films  Nonfiction films  Biographical films  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Historical films  Trials, litigation, etc 
Roles: fds, Distributor, prn
Classifications: BF713, 813.54
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Publications about First-Run Features (Firm)
Publications by First-Run Features (Firm)
Most widely held works about First-Run Features (Firm)
 
Most widely held works by First-Run Features (Firm)
The up series ( visu )
9 editions published between 2004 and 2013 in English and held by 1,304 libraries worldwide
"Give me the child until he is seven and I will give you the man." Starting in 1964 with Seven Up, The Up Series has explored this Jesuit maxim. The original concept was to interview 14 children from diverse backgrounds from all over England, asking them about their lives and their dreams for the future. Every seven years, renowned director Michael Apted, a researcher for Seven up, has been back to talk to them, examining the progression of their lives
Hey, Boo Harper Lee & To kill a mockingbird ( visu )
2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 1,018 libraries worldwide
Fifty years after winning the Pulitzer Prize, To Kill a Mockingbird remains a beloved best seller and quite possibly the most influential American novel of the 20th century. Mary McDonagh Murphy's Hey, Boo explores the To Kill a Mockingbird phenomenon and unravels some of the mysteries surrounding Harper Lee, including why she never published again. It also brings to light the context and history of the novel's Deep South setting and the social changes it inspired after publication
The most dangerous man in America Daniel Ellsberg and the Pentagon papers ( visu )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 937 libraries worldwide
"In 1971, Daniel Ellsberg, a high-level Pentagon official and Vietnam War strategist, concludes that the war is based on decades of lies and leaks 7,000 pages of top secret documents to the New York Times, making headlines around the world. [The film tells how] one man's profound change of heart created a landmark struggle involving America's newspapers, president and Supreme Court, a political thriller whose events led directly to Watergate, Nixon's resignation and the end of the Vietnam War."
Crude ( visu )
5 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 919 libraries worldwide
"[T]ells the epic story of one of the largest and most controversial legal cases on the planet: the infamous $27 billion 'Amazon Chernobyl' lawsuit pitting 30,000 rainforest dwellers in Ecuador against the U.S. oil giant Chevron."--Container
For the Bible tells me so ( visu )
2 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 899 libraries worldwide
This documentary tells the stories of five Christian families coming to terms with their gay and lesbian children, in an America where thanks to social forces clashing, the very atmosphere seems filled with hatred, old-fashioned prejudice, and fear of the other. Amidst scholars parsing the Old and New Testaments, there are copious archival photographs, illustrations of biblical scenes, and a thoughtful and constructive exploration of the need for spirituality and family relationships in human life. The irony, of course, is that the people who would benefit most from an encounter with the film--fundamentalists, gay bashers, leaders of the ex-gay movement, and the like--are the folks least likely to see it or be open to its message of tolerance
49 up by Michael Apted( visu )
2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 851 libraries worldwide
Inspired by the Jesuit saying, "Give me a child until he is 7 years old, and I will give you the man," in 1964 Granada Television commissioned a short documentary wherein producers profiled 14 7-year-old children, and loosely speculated on what sort of lives they might lead. It was meant and received as an indictment of the British class system, which seemed most inflexible in 1964. Almost as an afterthought, director Michael Apted--a researcher on the original documentary--returned to profile these same 14 subjects at seven-year intervals. Over the decades, Britain has changed unutterably, the class system has partly melted, and the films themselves have become something else entirely. The "7 up" series has been called the grandfather of reality television, and as a whole reminds viewers what we all know: that every so-called ordinary life is a zone of great drama and tremendous risk
American teacher ( visu )
3 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 797 libraries worldwide
See the stories of four teachers in different areas of the country, revealing the frustrating realities of today's teachers, the difficulty of attracting talented new educators, and why so many of our best teachers leave the profession altogether. Can we re-value teaching and turn it into a prestigious, financially attractive, and desirable profession? With almost half of American teachers leaving the field in the next ten years, now is the time to find out
Berkeley in the sixties by Mark Kitchell( visu )
7 editions published between 1990 and 2007 in English and held by 760 libraries worldwide
Through interviews with participants and archival footage, presents a history of Berkeley, California in the 1960s. This film captures the decades events, the birth of the Free Speech Movement, civil rights marches, anti-Vietnam War protests, the counter-culture, the women's movement, and the rise of the Black Panthers. Dramatic archival footage interwoven with present-day interviews and 18 songs from the Grateful Dead, Jimi Hendrix, Joan Baez, The Band, and the Jefferson Airplane
Strangers in good company ( visu )
6 editions published between 1990 and 1999 in English and held by 758 libraries worldwide
Seven elderly women and their bus driver band together to survive when their bus breaks down in the Quebec countryside. As they draw closer, the women begin to share stories from their pasts
Pink Ribbons, Inc ( visu )
4 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 717 libraries worldwide
Pink ribbons, the symbol of the breast cancer prevention movement, are everywhere: T-shirts, hats, yogurt cups, KFC buckets, car ads, NFL stadiums - the list goes on and on. They make people feel good, as if engaged in a successful battle against breast cancer. But who is really benefitting? More and more women are diagnosed with breast cancer every year. Wouldn't it be something if some of the very companies that profit from their pink marketing campaigns have actually contributed to the epidemic by selling known carcinogens?
Bonhoeffer ( visu )
3 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 699 libraries worldwide
Documentary on the life of Dietrich Bonhoeffer, a young German theologian who was one of the first to openly resist Adolf Hitler. Features photographs, archival footage, and interviews with family members, friends, students, and associates of Bonhoeffer, including the last interview with Bonhoeffer's close friend and historian, Eberhard Bethge
Surviving progress ( visu )
4 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 656 libraries worldwide
Technological advancement, economic development, population increase - are they signs of a thriving society, or too much of a good thing? Surviving Progress explores the concept of progress in our modern world, guiding us through the major "progress traps" facing our civilization in the arenas of technology, economics, consumption, and the environment. Featuring powerful arguments from an extraordinary range of visionaries, this enlightening and visually spectacular film uncovers the progress traps that destroyed past civilizations and brings to light those that lie treacherously embedded in our own
Eames the architect and the painter ( visu )
2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 630 libraries worldwide
"The husband/wife team of Charles and Ray Eames are widely regarded as America's most important designers. Best remembered for their plywood and fiberglass furniture, the Eames Office also created a mind-bending variety of other products, from splints for wounded soldiers to photography interiors, graphics, games, films and toys. But their personal lives and influence on significant events in American life--from the development of modernism, to the rise of the computer age-- has been less widely understood. Narrated by James Franco, EamesL The Architect and the Painter is the first film since their death dedicated to these creative geniuses and their work."--Container
Please vote for me by Weijun Chen( visu )
4 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in Chinese and held by 627 libraries worldwide
Follows elections for class monitor at a Chinese grammar school and examines how the children take to this exercise in democracy
Bhutto ( visu )
2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 620 libraries worldwide
"A recent Sundance world premiere, Bhutto tells the epic story of one of the most fascinating characters of our time--Benazir Bhutto, the first woman in history to lead a Muslim nation. A favored daughter of the family often called the "Kennedys of Pakistan," Benazir was elected Prime Minister after her father was overthrown and executed by his own military. Her two terms in power saw extreme acts of courage and controversy as she tried to clean up Pakistan's corrupt political culture while quelling the fires of radical Islam that threaten to engulf the region. A fascinating array of archival footage and interviews with family members and leading experts brings life to this tale of Shakespearean dimension in the country the Economist calls the World's most dangerous place."--Container
56 up ( visu )
4 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 610 libraries worldwide
"The latest instalment of ITV's landmark documentary series returns to visit the people whose lives have been followed since they were just seven-years-old. The original '7 Up' was broadcast in 1964 as a one-off World in Action Special featuring children chosen from different backgrounds to talk about their hopes and dreams for the future. The series was inspired by World in Action founder editor Tim Hewat's interest in both the saying: "Give me the child until he is seven and I will show you the man," and the rigid class system of 1960s Britain. 7 Up set out to discover whether or not the children's lives were pre-determined by their background. Director Michael Apted, who has since moved to Hollywood to direct films including 'The World Is Not Enough', 'The Chronicles of Narnia' and 'Gorillas in the Mist', has returned every seven years to chart the children's progress through life."--itv.com. Now they are 56 years old
After Stonewall from the Riots to the millennium ( visu )
3 editions published between 1999 and 2014 in English and held by 602 libraries worldwide
"In 1969 the police raided the Stonewall Inn, a gay bar in New York City's Greenwich Village, leading to three nights of rioting by the city's gay community. With this outpouring of courage and unity the Gay Liberation Movement had begun ... Chronicles the history of lesbian and gay life from the riots at Stonewall to the end of the century. It captures the hard work, struggles, tragic defeats and exciting victories experienced since then. It explores how AIDS literally changed the direction of the movement"--DVD container
Dive! ( visu )
3 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 592 libraries worldwide
Inspired by a curiosity about society's careless habit of sending food straight to landfills, the multi award-winning documentary Dive! follows filmmaker Jeremy Seifert and friends as they dumpster dive in the back alleys and gated garbage receptacles of Los Angeles' supermarkets. In the process, they salvage thousands of dollars worth of good, edible food, resulting in an eye-opening documentary that is equal parts entertainment, guerilla journalism, and call to action
Before Stonewall the making of a gay and lesbian community ( visu )
9 editions published between 1984 and 2009 in English and held by 588 libraries worldwide
Traces the social, political and cultural history of homosexuality in America from the 1920s to 1969; the beginning of the Gay Liberation Movement after a police raid on Stonewall Inn, a gay bar in New York City; and the three-day riot that followed
War photographer by Christian Frei( visu )
6 editions published between 2001 and 2013 in English and held by 586 libraries worldwide
James Nachtwey has been very close to the subjects he photographs and has been that way for over 20 years - a time period in which he has not missed a single war. Follow as James goes from Kosovo to the West Bank to Indonesia as he searches for pictures he can publish. This committed, shy man, is considered one of the bravest and most important war photographers of our time
 
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