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First-Run Features (Firm)

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Works: 1,165 works in 2,406 publications in 2 languages and 153,856 library holdings
Genres: Documentary films  Nonfiction films  Biographical films  Biography  History  Case studies  Internet videos  Film adaptations  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Longitudinal studies 
Roles: prn, Distributor, fds
Classifications: PN1997, 813.54
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Publications by First-Run Features (Firm)
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Most widely held works by First-Run Features (Firm)
The up series ( visu )
13 editions published between 2004 and 2013 in English and held by 1,315 libraries worldwide
In 1964 Michael Apted interviewed a group of seven year old children from diverse backgrounds from all over England, asking them about their lives and their dreams for the future. Every seven years, Apted has been back to talk to the same subjects
Hey, Boo : Harper Lee & To kill a mockingbird by Anna Quindlen( visu )
4 editions published between 2011 and 2015 in English and held by 1,246 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
For the Bible tells me so ( visu )
4 editions published between 2007 and 2015 in English and held by 1,208 libraries worldwide
Brilliantly reconciles homosexuality and Biblical scripture, and reveals that religious anti-gay bias is based almost solely upon a misinterpretation of the Bible. Through the experiences of five very normal, Christian, American families - including those of former House Majority Leader Richard Gephardt and Episcopal Bishop Gene Robinson - discover how people of faith handle the realization of having a gay child or family member
American teacher ( visu )
5 editions published between 2011 and 2015 in English and held by 1,040 libraries worldwide
AMERICAN TEACHER chronicles the stories of four teachers - Erik Benner, Jonathan Dearman, Jamie Fidler, and Rhena Jasey - who live and work in disparate urban and rural areas of the country. The film shows us the experiences of these four young teachers as they recognize the importance of what they do, and how much they love what they do, but ask: can I afford to continue to teach? Explore the need to increase compensation and improve conditions to attract the best college graduates who might otherwise go into law, finance, or other lucrative fields
Pink Ribbons, Inc. ( visu )
11 editions published between 2011 and 2015 in English and held by 1,039 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?
The most dangerous man in America : Daniel Ellsberg and the Pentagon papers ( visu )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 953 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. ... one man's profound change of heart created a landmark struggle involving America's newspapers, its president, and the Supreme Court--a political thriller whose events led directly to Watergate, Nixon's resignation, and the end of the Vietnam War."--Container
Bonhoeffer by First Run Features( visu )
5 editions published between 2003 and 2015 in English and held by 945 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 by Mathieu Roy( visu )
5 editions published between 2011 and 2015 in English and held by 899 libraries worldwide
Technological advancement, economic development, population increase - are they signs of a thriving society, or too much of a good thing? Executive produced by Martin Scorsese, 'Surviving Progress' is a provocative documentary that explores the concept of progress in the modern world, guiding through the major 'progress traps' facing civilization in the arenas of technology, economics, consumption, and the environment
Eames : the Architect and the Painter by Jason Cohn( visu )
5 editions published between 2011 and 2015 in English and held by 858 libraries worldwide
"The husband-and-wife team of Charles and Ray Eames is widely regarded as America's most important designers. Perhaps best remembered for their mid-century plywood and fiberglass furniture, the Eames Office also created a mind-bending variety of other products ... But their personal lives and influence on significant events in American life ... has been less widely understood. Narrated by James Franco, this is the first film dedicated to these creative geniuses and their work"--Container
Bhutto ( visu )
3 editions published between 2011 and 2015 in English and held by 827 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
49 up by Michael Apted( visu )
3 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 826 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
The Company of strangers = Strangers in good company by Cynthia Scott( visu )
8 editions published between 1990 and 2000 in English and held by 784 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
The man nobody knew : in search of my father CIA spymaster William Colby ( visu )
5 editions published between 2011 and 2015 in English and held by 749 libraries worldwide
As powerful and riveting as a John Le Carre thriller, The Man Nobody Knew uncovers the hidden life of legendary CIA spymaster William Colby. The consummate American soldier-spy, Colby took on the government's dirtiest assignments without question, until the day he defied presidential orders and revealed to Congress the CIA's 'family jewels' - their darkest, deepest secrets. Told by his son Carl Colby, William Colby's story unmasks the lies, truths, sacrifices, and casualties of a covert spy
Berkeley in the sixties by Mark Kitchell( visu )
8 editions published between 1990 and 2007 in English and held by 746 libraries worldwide
Chronicles student participation in protest movements at the University of California, Berkeley, from the 1960 demonstration against the House Un-American Activities Committee in San Francisco to the 1969 People's Park confrontation
God loves Uganda ( visu )
4 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 740 libraries worldwide
Examines the role played by the American evangelical movement and the International House of Prayer megachurch in the state-sanctioned persecution of homosexuals in Uganda
Anita : speaking truth to power by Anita Hill( visu )
4 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in English and held by 731 libraries worldwide
The story of Anita Hill. An entire country watched as a poised, beautiful African-American woman sat before a Senate committee of 14 white men and with a clear, unwavering voice recounted the repeated acts of sexual harassment she had endured while working with U.S. Supreme Court nominee Clarence Thomas. Anita Hill's graphic testimony was a turning point for gender equality in the U.S. and ignited a political firestorm about sexual misconduct and power in the workplace that resonates still today. Against a backdrop of sex, politics, and race, Anita: Speaking Truth to Power reveals the story of a woman who has empowered millions to stand up for equality and justice
A touch of greatness ( visu )
4 editions published between 2004 and 2015 in English and held by 716 libraries worldwide
Literature a-go-go: An experimental film featuring students of Westchester County, NY performing and interpreting various pieces of Shakespeare's plays, as well as engaging in other Cullum-led activities. Depicts examples of Cullum's mixing of poetry, drama, and play to foster educational motivation
Before Stonewall : the making of a gay and lesbian community ( visu )
12 editions published between 1984 and 2009 in English and held by 706 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 )
9 editions published between 2001 and 2016 in English and Multiple languages and held by 697 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
Crude by Joe Berlinger( visu )
3 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 35 libraries worldwide
Documents the lawsuit brought against Chevron by thousands of Ecuadorean natives over contamination of water in the Ecuadorean Amazon rainforest
 
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