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Milestone Film & Video

Works: 370 works in 1,030 publications in 9 languages and 30,061 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Silent films  Documentary films  Nonfiction films  Biographies  Film adaptations  Horror films  History  Biographical films  Animated films 
Roles: prn, Distributor, Producer
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Most widely held works about Milestone Film & Video
Most widely held works by Milestone Film & Video
Le mystè̀re Picasso = The mystery of Picasso by H.-G Clouzot( Visual )

16 editions published between 1956 and 2011 in French and English and held by 715 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explora la mente y las motivaciones de Pablo Picasso mientras que él crea sobre quince trabajos antes de la cámara fotográfica. Usando las ' lonas transparentes especialmente diseñadas para proporcionar una visión sin obstáculo
The adventures of Prince Achmed by Lotte Reiniger( Visual )

17 editions published between 1991 and 2018 in German and English and held by 627 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When The Adventures of Prince Achmed premiered in Germany on September 23, 1926 it was hailed as the first full-length animated film. More than seventy-five years later, this enchanting film still stands as one of the great classics of animation - beautiful, mesmerizing and utterly seductive. Taken from The Arabian Nights, the film tells the story of a wicked sorcerer who tricks Prince Achmed into mounting a magical flying horse and sends the rider off on a flight to his death. But the prince foils the magician's plan, and soars headlong into a series of wondrous adventures - joining forces with Aladdin and the Witch of the Fiery Mountains, doing battle with the sorcerer's army of monsters and demons, and falling in love with the beautiful Princess Peri Banu. This cinematic treasure has been beautifully restored with its spectacular color tinting and with a new orchestral recording of the magnificent 1926 score by Wolfgang Zeller. Thrilling, sensuous and dazzling, Prince Achmed will enthrall children and film enthusiasts of all ages. This collector's edition includes a marvelous 60-minute documentary on pioneer animator Lotte Reiniger and a 1921 commercial she did for a beauty cream company!
The Charles Burnett collection( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 556 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

My brother's wedding: A young African-American man navigates his conflicting obligations while trying to figure out what he really wants in life
The exiles by Kent Mackenzie( Visual )

15 editions published between 2008 and 2020 in English and held by 530 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Exiles" of the title are displaced Native Americans, living in late 1950s Los Angeles on Bunker Hill, a depressed area connected to the rest of the city by the Angels Flight trolley. The Indians were already exiles, from the moment they lost their ancestral lands and were confined to reservations. Starting on Friday afternoon and closing Saturday morning, the film follows pregnant Yvonne, her husband Homer, and their Mexican acquaintance Tommy Reynolds. Yvonne cooks dinner, Homer and Tommy drop her off at an "all-nite" movie and go to a bar, where they join a group on a joyride out to a hill--Hill X--and drunkenly greet the morning with tribal songs and dancing, while Yvonne sleeps in her neighbor's bed. A beautifully photographed slice of down-and-almost-out life, this is a portrait of women and men who are depressed over their diaspora, poverty, loneliness, alienation, lack of education and opportunity, and trying to escape the grip of a durable Los Angeles nightmare
Winsor McCay : the master edition( Visual )

9 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in English and held by 513 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Winsor McCay was the first master of animation and one of its greatest and most influential artists. His films -- joyous, hilarious and beautiful -- continue to delight and astonish audiences today. Milestone's Winsor McCay: The Master Edition features every surviving film by this cinema pioneer with lovely piano scores by famed composer Gabriel Thibaudeau. McCay created a pantheon of beloved characters including Little Nemo, the intrepid traveler in Slumberland; Nemo's friends Flip and Impie; and the enchanting Gertie the Dinosaur. Highlights in this collection include the stunning hand-colored Little Nemo (1911, selected for the National Film Registry by the Library of Congress) mastered from the only known 35mm print in existence, and Gertie the Dinosaur (1914) which was recently restored by the National Archives of Canada using four 35mm nitrate prints from the Cinémathèque's collection. Other cinematic treasures include the funny and bizarre How A Mosquito Operates (1912), the deeply moving The Sinking Of The Lusitania (1918), the existing fragments of the lyrical The Centaurs (1918-21), the charming Gertie On Tour (1918-21) and Flip's Circus (1918-21). McCay's final three works, all from his surreal and bizarre "Scenes from a Rarebit Fiend" series are featured: Bug Vaudeville (1921), The Pet (1921) and The Flying House (1921)
Araya by Margot Benacerraf( Visual )

7 editions published between 1959 and 2011 in Spanish and held by 506 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explored is a day in the lives of three families living in Araya, an arid peninsula in Venezuela. For centuries since its discovery by the Spanish, the region's salt was collected and stacked into radiant white pyramids. Captured are the breathtaking and unforgettable images from the salineros toiling to build the mountains of salt, a fisherman hauling in huge teeming nets, and a young girl and her grandmother laying 'flowers' of shells on windswept graves
Tabu : a story of the south seas by F. W Murnau( Visual )

15 editions published between 1931 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 477 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in the South Seas land of Bora Bora, a maiden is chosen to be the new sacred maiden of all the islands. For the young man who loves her, this is a sad moment as she is forever tabu and must remain untouched by any man
Portrait of Jason by Shirley Clarke( Visual )

6 editions published between 2000 and 2014 in English and held by 436 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On the night of December 2, 1966, Clarke and a tiny crew convened in her apartment at the Hotel Chelsea to make a film. There, for twelve straight hours they filmed the one-and-only Jason Holliday as he spun tales, sang, donned costumes and reminisced about good times and bad behavior as a gay hustler, sometime houseboy and aspiring cabaret performer. The result is a mesmerizing portrait of a remarkable, charming and tortured man, who is by turns hilarious and heartbreaking. Ingmar Bergman called it "the most extraordinary film I've seen in my life." When it first screened in a sneak preview, the audience included Tennessee Williams, Robert Frank, Thomas Hoving, Amos Vogel, Norman Mailer, Andy Warhol, Arthur Miller, Elia Kazan, Ruby Dee, Ossie Davis, Rip Torn, Geraldine Page and Terry Southern. But for decades, Shirley Clarke's powerful and transgressive PORTRAIT OF JASON was unavailable and its original elements were thought to be lost. So when Milestone decided to re-release PORTRAIT OF JASON as part of its series of restored films by Shirley Clarke, co-founder Dennis Doros had his work cut out for him: the film's original elements were untraceable and existing 35mm prints were worn and scratched. And at times, the restoration of this seminal LGBT documentary looked like it might end up to be an extended wild goose chase. Thankfully, after a two-year search, and with the cooperation of archivists, researchers and writers from around the world, Doros was finally able to identify mislabeled "outtakes" as the film's original 16mm interpositive. With the financial support of hundreds of Kickstarter backers, Milestone worked with the Academy Film Archive and Modern Videofilm to create sparkling new 35mm prints and DCPs of PORTRAIT OF JASON. PORTRAIT OF JASON is a film that plays with complexities. While it was shot in a cinema vérité style, the film’s subject is a man who readily admits to deceiving everyone -- and may be lying to the camera. Was Clarke giving Holliday a stage on which to perform in what he calls his "moment," or just using him? She worried about that herself. As Holliday notes about the ironies of life as a houseboy, "it gets to be joke sometime as to who's using who." Later, Clarke would say "The result, I'm convinced is a portrait of a guy who is both a genius and a bore. Although Jason says he really hasn't had any fun as a 'hustler' conning people, he appears to have had the last laugh." Any way you look at the film, it remains of the most fascinating documentaries in cinema. Now, almost fifty years after it was filmed, PORTRAIT OF JASON is also a potent reminder of what the world was like for black gay men in the heat of the Civil Rights movement and before the Stonewall Uprising. Holliday talks about serving time at New York's Riker's Island jail after propositioning (or being propositioned by) an undercover cop. And his observations on the casual racism he experienced are funny, stinging, and painful. People fell in love with Jason Holliday in 1967. In 1995, Marlon Riggs asked the question in his brilliant Black Is ... Black Ain't, "How long, Jason, how long have they sung about the freedom and the righteousness and the beauty of the black man and ignored you. How long?"
Chac( Visual )

7 editions published between 1975 and 2001 in Mayan languages and English and held by 429 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on ritual and legends from the Popul vuh and Mayan stories, the film focuses on a small Tzeltal village during a terrible drought. Desperate for relief, thirteen men set out on a quest to save their people by seeking a solitary diviner who lives in the mountains and knows the ways of the ancients. Hoping that he can summon Chac, the rain god, the men follow the diviner who takes them on a strange journey that challenges their beliefs and even their sanity
Le chagrin et la pitié : chronique d'une ville française sous l'occupation = The sorrow and the pity : stories of an occupied city( Visual )

3 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in French and held by 427 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Through interviews with participants and newsreel footage, examines the occupation of France by the Germans during World War II as it occurred in the French city of Clermont-Ferrand. Concentrates on the themes of collaboration and resistance
The phantom of the opera by Rupert Julian( Visual )

6 editions published in 2003 in 3 languages and held by 416 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A disfigured man in a mask abducts the prima donna of the Paris Opera House to his lair in the sewers below"--Halliwell's Film and Video Guide
Maboroshi no hikari by Hirokazu Koreeda( Visual )

9 editions published between 1998 and 2018 in Japanese and English and held by 413 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La soledad, el amor y la muerte se reflejan en esta historia de dos jóvenes que, después de casarse, él muere arrollado por un tren
Losing ground( Visual )

6 editions published between 1982 and 2016 in English and held by 394 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Losing Ground tells the story of a marriage of two remarkable people, both at a crossroads in their lives. Sara Rogers, a black professor of philosophy, is embarking on an intellectual quest to understand 'ecstasy' just as her painter husband Victor sets off on a more earthly exploration of joy"--Container
Baby Peggy : the elephant in the room( Visual )

6 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 373 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hollywood discovered Peggy-Jean Montgomery when she was 19 months old and made her a star by the age of two. By the time she was six, she had made more than 150 popular shorts and a star of feature films. In fact, she was one of the most popular stars in Hollywood with a line of Baby Peggy products sold in stores around the world. By the age of 11, however, she was a has-been, forced to work eight shows a day in Vaudeville. And soon, like rival silent film star Jackie Coogan, she was broke, her money squandered by her family. Over the course of the next six decades she reinvented herself as Diana Serra Cary, a respected film historian and advocate for laws protecting child performers. With narration co-written by Cary, Vera Iwerebor's documentary combines rare clips from Baby Peggy's films --#x9D; most of which were lost when her first studio, Century, burned in 1926 -- with a personal glimpse of a woman who lost her childhood to the movies. Although Cary was once rejected by Hollywood, where she was blacklisted after her father feuded with producer Sol Lesser, her remaining films, including the first movie version of Captain January (1924), have been rediscovered, bringing her a new generation of fans. Documentarian Vera Iwerebor has created a film, that like Ms. Cary, is filled of warmth, humor and a love for cinema and life
It Happened Here by Kevin Brownlow( Visual )

9 editions published between 1965 and 2011 in English and held by 373 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In It Happened Here, Brownlow and Mollo's brilliant re-write of history, Germany has won World War II and Nazi troops occupy England. Pauline Murray, an apolitical Irish nurse, is transferred to London, where she slowly realizes the horrifying reality behind the occupation. The film is a terrifying intimation of what might have happened if the Allied effort had failed. Brownlow was only 18 and his co-director Mollo was 16, when they started this monumental documentary style drama in 1956. "The German invasion of England took place in July 1940 after the British retreat from Dunkirk. Strongly resisted at first, the German army took many months to restore order. But the resistance movement, lacking outside support, was finally crushed. Then, in 1944, the resistance movement reappeared." After years of hard work and with the help of hundreds of volunteers, It Happened Here was finally completed in 1964. But when United Artists released it two years later, the studio cut seven minutes of controversial material. Milestone's is the first presentation of the complete version here in the USA. It Happened Here influenced a generation of directors with it's documentary-you-are-there style including a very young Peter Watkins
Talmaga Tongjjogŭro kan kkadalgŭn? : Why has Bodhi-Dharma left for the east?( Visual )

18 editions published between 1989 and 2007 in Korean and Hindi and held by 359 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a remote mountain monastery above a bustling city lives Hyegok, an old Zen master, his conflicted young apprentice Kibong, and Haejin, an orphaned boy studying to be a monk. The old master, nearing his end, wishes to make the ceremony of his death his final lesson to his apprentice, who is struggling to come to terms with the worldly life he left behind. Meanwhile the young boy has his own awakening to mortality as he attempts to nurse a bird he thoughtlessly injured with a stone
Grass : a nation's battle for life by Ernest B Schoedsack( Visual )

13 editions published between 1992 and 1999 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 351 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A documentary in which Merian C. Cooper, Ernest Schoedsack, and Marguerite Harrison travel through Asia Minor and Iraq to reach a tribe of nomads in Iran known as the Bakhtyari. They follow the tribe on its forty-eight day trek across deserts, streams, and mountains to reach pasture for their flocks. These three people were the first Westerners to cross the Zardeh Kuh Pass and the first to make this migration with the tribes
Matir moina = The clay bird( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in Bengali and held by 341 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set against the backdrop of Pakistan during the turbulent 1960s, a family is ripped apart by religious beliefs and civil war. A young boy from Bangladesh is sent away by his Muslim father to a Madrasah. He struggles to adapt to a harsh monastic life
Charley Chase Comedy Collection( Visual )

2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 338 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Charles Joseph Parrott of Baltimore, Maryland started out in vaudeville during the rough and tumble days in the first decade of the 20th century. Exactly 100 years ago this year, this young man fresh off the stage, started working at the Christie Film Company. During the next decade he worked as a juvenile lead, a gag writer and a comedy director. When he changed his name to Charley Chase and found himself featured in the Hal Roach's short comedies, he became one of the great geniuses and stars of Hollywood’s golden era of silent comedy. As renowned as Charlie Chaplin, Buster Keaton and Harold Lloyd at the time, Chase easily matched them laugh for laugh. The always-dapper Chase specialized in portraying the pleasant common man with very common skills placed in the most uncommon of circumstances. Chase's best performances at the Roach studio were directed by the legendary Leo McCarey (Make Way for Tomorrow, Duck Soup) and featured great character actors of the day including Bull Montana, Max Davidson and the lovely Katherine Grant
The Daughter of Dawn( Visual )

7 editions published between 2014 and 2016 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 308 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On October 17, 1920, audience members at the College Theater in Los Angeles were treated to a 'sneak preview' of a new movie -- a drama featuring a cast entirely made up of Native Americans. Motion Picture News called it 'an original and breath-taking adventure.' A year later, the film played in Topeka, Kansas to little fanfare - we only know about the engagement because the theater placed a few small ads in a local newspaper. These two showings are the only known screenings of THE DAUGHTER OF DAWN, a large-scale production of Comanche and Kiowa life created by Norbert Myles and the Texas Film Company. After that, the film disappeared for nearly a century -- without a trace. Cinema, the twentieth century's great art form, proved to be a powerful means for preserving history even as it also perpetuated myths and stereotypes. Although fascinated with images of the "wild west," very few silent films ever attempted to capture Native American life with the active participation of tribe members. Instead, most films set in the west were centered on white settlers, cowboys and soldiers and Native Americans characters were often played by white actors. But the few films that were created with the cooperation of tribal members, such as In the Land of the Head Hunters and The Silent Enemy remain invaluable documents of KwaKwaka'wakw and Ojibway life. Although created by white filmmakers for general release, these films recorded legends and cultural history as handed down by tribal elders. But time has not been kind to silent cinema. THE DAUGHTER OF DAWN is an 80-minute, feature silent film that was shot in May, June, and July of 1920 in the Wichita Mountains of southwest Oklahoma. The story, played by an all-Native American cast of 300 Kiowas and Comanches, includes a romantic rivalry, buffalo hunts, a battle, village scenes, dances, deceit, courage, hand-to-hand combat, and even a happy ending. The Native American actors, who in 1920 had been living on reservations for less than fifty years, brought with them their own tipis, horses, clothing, and material culture. White Parker, the film's male lead, and Wanada Parker, who appears in a supporting role, were two of the 25 children of legendary Comanche chief, Quannah Parker. Chief Parker has recently been profiled in two nonfiction bestsellers, S.C. Gwynne's Empire of the Sun and Glenn Frankel's The Searchers. Quannah Parker was a son of chief Peta Nocona and Cynthia Ann Parker, who like the character in the John Ford movie, was kidnapped as a young girl and later married and identified as a Comanche. The film was directed by a young director, Norbert Myles and written by Richard E. Banks who had spent 25 years living with various tribes. It is fascinating that, by accident or design, the film's plot hinges on story on a very similar to Quannah Parker's real encounter with his first wife. THE DAUGHTER OF DAWN proves to be a revelation. Subtly acted by the all-Native American cast, photographed beautifully, and directed without melodrama by Myles, this lost silent film stands with the best films of the period
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