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WinStar TV and Video (Firm)

Overview
Works: 369 works in 630 publications in 7 languages and 30,397 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Documentary television programs  History  Gangster films  New wave films  Biography  Nonfiction television programs  Biographical television programs  Interviews 
Roles: Distributor
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Most widely held works by WinStar TV and Video (Firm)
A bout de souffle = Breathless by Jean-Luc Godard( Visual )

3 editions published between 2001 and 2007 in French and English and held by 767 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tells the story of Michel, a handsome young criminal, who is on the run after stealing a car and killing a policeman. He hides out in the Paris apartment of his American girlfriend and together they dodge the police, make love and steal cars to finance a trip to Italy. As the police net tightens, Michel becomes more desperate and his girlfriend commits the ultimate act of betrayal
Virginia Woolf's Mrs. Dalloway by Virginia Woolf( Visual )

3 editions published between 1997 and 1999 in English and held by 564 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As Clarissa Dalloway prepares for an elaborate party, she remembers another summer in the past, when she was a beautiful young woman. Her preparations are interrupted by the unexpected arrival of a former suitor from that long-ago summer. As the day of the party unfolds, Mrs. Dalloway's life also becomes strangely intertwined with a young man she never meets, but whose tragic fate strikes a chord of truth, deep in her soul, that she cannot deny
Yi Yi = A one and a two by Dechang Yang( Visual )

5 editions published in 2001 in Chinese and English and held by 533 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Edward Yang conjures a mesmerising tale of love and regret and the struggle to connect. He opens the film with a wedding, ends it with a funeral and in between follows separate threads - a breakdown, mid-life crisis and infidelity, a child's curiosity and a grandmother's illnesss - and weaves them in to a rich, illuminating whole. By the conclusion of the film, the family of NJ, a middle-class electronics executive, is as familiar as your own
Il cerchio = The circle by Jafar Panahi( Visual )

5 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in Persian and held by 527 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A woman is afraid to tell her pregnant daughter's in-laws that the expected male child did not arrive--it is a girl instead. A group of women recently released from prison can't escape from being prisoners. A destitute mother tries to abandon the daughter she can't provide for. The police pick up a prostitute while her customers go free. In the fundamentalist theocracy of Iran, these women have all committed an eternal crime: being female. Surrounded by suffering and oppression, the world closes in on these women, limiting those choices that haven't already been made for them, along the narrow, tragic paths of Iranian womanhood
Ella Fitzgerald : something to live for by Charlotte Zwerin( Visual )

3 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 463 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This definitive look at "The First Lady of Song" chronicles Ella's entire career, from her amateur night appearance at the Apollo Theater in New York to her unparalleled success on stage and screen. The film includes never-before-seen performance footage and interviews with many of the great musicians who worked with and admired this truly amazing performer"--Container
Jules et Jim = Jules and Jim by François Truffaut( Visual )

2 editions published in 1999 in French and English and held by 453 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two men remain friends for twenty years while sharing their love for the same woman, who is incapable of remaining faithful to either one
Merce Cunningham : a lifetime of dance by Merce Cunningham( Visual )

5 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 448 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Merce Cunningham, a colossus of 20th-century choreography, is perhaps most famous for his sheer fecundity--inventing steps, choreographing 200+ dances, and over 800 "Events" (site-specific works). At the forefront of the American avant-garde for more than 50 years, he abandoned conventional elements of dance structure, most controversially, the relationship of dance and music influenced by his collaboration with composer John Cage. Endlessly inventive and inquisitive, Cunningham collaborated with a wide range of composers, designers, and artists, incorporating video into pieces, and employing computerized choreography in his later years to instruct members of his company. Unlike most choreographers, movement itself was his principal subject matter--neither narrative nor musical form determines the dance structure. Cunningham leaves a vast legacy, but he expressed his view of his art saying, "Dancing is the art of the present tense."
The terrorist = Theeviravaathi by Santosh Sivan( Visual )

3 editions published in 2000 in Tamil and held by 415 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a story inspired by the events surrounding the assassination of Indian Prime Minister Rajiv Ghandi, a suicide bomber examines her emotions and finds herself in a psychological divide as she contemplates her future
Vaudeville by Greg Palmer( Visual )

4 editions published between 1997 and 1999 in English and held by 402 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

More than eighty vaudeville acts are presented, including rare performances by George Burns and Gracie Allen and others
La notte by Michelangelo Antonioni( Visual )

2 editions published between 1961 and 2001 in No Linguistic content and Italian and held by 389 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An emotionally estranged couple faces heartache, desperation, and personal loss all in the course of one night
Vénus beauté (institut) = Venus Beauty (salon) by Tonie Marshall( Visual )

2 editions published in 2001 in French and held by 361 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Romantic comedy which follows the life of Angèle, a forty-something woman who makes her living at a Parisian spa and whose life has been a series of hedonistic and reckless one-night stands
Flowers of Shanghai by Bangqing Han( Visual )

4 editions published in 2001 in Chinese and held by 357 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on the 1894 novel by Han Ziyun this film is set in the elegant brothels of late nineteenth century Shanghai, a hermetic world with its own highly ritualized codes of behavior, where "flower girls," must win, and then hold, the affection of their wealthy callers
Man Ray : prophet of the avant-garde by Neil Baldwin( Visual )

4 editions published between 1997 and 2014 in English and held by 322 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Traces the artist's remarkable legacy from his early beginnings in New York to his distinctive achievements in Paris and finally, to the impact his work left for future generations in a variety of fields"--Container
China : a century of revolution by Sue Williams( Visual )

2 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 314 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An astonishingly candid view of a once-secret nation. This powerful program takes a remarkable first-hand look at China's tumultuous history, examining its social, political and cultural upheaval through eyewitness accounts, rare archival film footage and insightful commentary
The Irish empire by Alan Gilsenan( Visual )

5 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 312 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores the history of the Irish experience abroad as seen by Irish migrants themselves and as others perceive them. Covers the diversity and scale of Irish migration, the rise of Irish emigrants from slaves and convicts to plantation owners and influential politicians, Ireland's women emigrants, religious beliefs of Irish emigrants, and how the reality of Ireland today differs from the Ireland imagined by emigrants and their descendents
I'm the one that I want by Margaret Cho( Visual )

2 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 301 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This film captures comedian Margaret Cho at home in San Francisco, in her first appearance at the Warfield Theater. The spine of the show is the appalling true story of her experiences starring in the short-lived ABC sitcom "All-American Girl," the first mainstream television comedy built around an Asian-American family. Although her character was based on herself, the network decided to revamp her appearance and her personality. Her kidneys collapse, her show is canceled, and she begins a descent into booze, pills, and self-loathing. Ms. Cho spins lack of self-esteem into comic gold, and the eventual resurrection of her own voice, her own shape, and satisfaction with being the one she wants
Mādadayo by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

1 edition published in 2001 in Japanese and held by 287 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in postwar Japan, the film follows the last two decades in the life of Hyakken Uchida, a free spirited writer and teacher, highlighted by his relationship with his students who venerate him in his old age
Xi meng ren sheng = The Puppetmaster by Xiaoxian Hou( Visual )

5 editions published between 1993 and 2006 in Chinese and held by 270 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on the memoirs of Li Tianlu, Taiwan's most celebrated puppeteer and official "national treasure", The Puppetmaster tells the tale of one man's struggle against adversary. Spanning the years from Li's birth in 1909 to the end of Japan's fifty-year occupation of Taiwan in 1945, this story captures the puppetmaster's hardships during this war-torn era. The portrait that emerges reflects the emotionally complex state of Chinese society during the first half of the 20th century
Le petit soldat = The little soldier by Jean-Luc Godard( Visual )

2 editions published in 2001 in French and held by 265 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set during the Algerian War, follow Bruno Forestier, a disillusioned young deserter who becomes involved in the French nationalist movement. He is ordered to kill an Algerian sympathizer, and although he does not hold deep political beliefs, commits the murder and undergoes torture when captured. At the same time, he meets and falls in love with a woman who he does not know is fighting for the other side
The films of Spike Lee by Spike Lee( Visual )

2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 265 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Through in-depth interviews, behind the scenes footage and clips from his films, Spike Lee talks about the ideas, influences, motivations, struggles and successes behind his work. "I have been blessed with the opportunity to express the views of black people who otherwise don't have access to power and the media. I have to take advantage of that while I am still bankable."
 
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A bout de souffle = Breathless
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Il cerchio = The circleThe terrorist = TheeviravaathiMan Ray : prophet of the avant-gardeI'm the one that I wantMādadayoXi meng ren sheng = The Puppetmaster