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WinStar TV and Video (Firm)

Works: 374 works in 640 publications in 8 languages and 30,317 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Documentary television programs  Gangster films  New wave films  History  Biography  Nonfiction television programs  Biographical television programs  Comedy films 
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 763 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 Marleen Gorris( Visual )

3 editions published between 1997 and 1999 in English and held by 560 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 )

6 editions published in 2001 in Chinese and English and held by 534 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 525 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 462 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 452 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 446 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 Gandhi, 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 401 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 387 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An emotionally estranged couple faces heartache, desperation, and personal loss all in the course of one night
Flowers of Shanghai by Xiaoxian Hou( Visual )

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

Set in late nineteenth-century Shanghai and takes place in an elegant brothel. With its own highly ritualized codes of behavior, the lives of the "Flower girls" depend on their ability to win, and then keep, the affections of their wealthy callers
Man Ray : prophet of the avant-garde by Mel Stuart( Visual )

4 editions published between 1997 and 2014 in English and held by 321 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
The Irish empire by Alan Gilsenan( Visual )

5 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 309 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 302 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
Vénus beauté (institut) = Venus Beauty (salon)( Visual )

1 edition published in 2001 in French and held by 299 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
Mādadayo by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

1 edition published in 2001 in Japanese and held by 286 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nel 1943 il Professor Hyakken Uchida abbandona l'insegnamento per dedicarsi alla carriera di scrittore. Le sorti della guerra sono mutate a sfavore del Giappone. Guardando il cielo accendersi di rosso a causa di una incursione aerea, il Professor Uchida, sulla riva di un fiume, decide di rimanere a Tokyo. "Tanto vale vedere Tokyo rasa al suolo", dice. Tutto viene bruciato. L'unica cosa che gli rimane è un uccellino bianco nella sua gabbietta e il suo libro preferito. Da quel momento una capanna diventa la casa del Prof. Uchida e della moglie. Come un eremita, il Professore vive serenamente, nonostante gli stenti. Alcuni dei suoi vecchi allievi decidono di costruirgli una casa. Non appena terminata la costruzione, il Prof. Uchida vi si trasferisce con la moglie. Le carpe cominciano a popolare lo stagno dalla strana forma di ciambella. Sulla porta di casa il Prof. Uchida appende un cartello recante la scritta "Kinkakuji" (sebbene foneticamente identico al nome del famoso tempio di Kyoto, i caratteri significano "non sono graditi gli ospiti"). "E' bello avere ospiti, ma non intendo te" spiega con la sua proverbiale franchezza. Tutti gli anni per il suo compleanno, gli ex allievi organizzano una festa per il Professore, chiamandola "Madadayo" (letteralmente: "no, non ancora"). L'espressione deriva dalla frase "Sei pronto (ad andare all'altro mondo)?" "No, non ancora". Questa ricorrenza ha inizio a partire dal suo sessantunesimo compleanno e vi partecipano i suoi numerosi allievi. Solo in questa occasione il Professore si lascia prendere dalla commozione per la grande felicità. Un giorno, il gatto randagio che vive nella casa del Prof. Uchida scompare. Affranto, il Prof. Uchida piange, non riuscendo più a mangiare. I suoi ex allievi cercano ovunque il gatto senza trovarlo; distribuiscono volantini e fanno leggere un comunicato alla radio. Deve essere stata proprio una strana scena vedere degli adulti correre disperatamente alla ricerca di un gatto randagio. Raramente era capitato a questi uomini di darsi così da fare per qualcosa. Dopo più di dieci anni di celebrazioni di "Madadayo", gli ex allievi cominciano a parteciparvi con figli e nipoti. Sì, tutti invecchiano. Il Prof. Uchida ama ripetere ai bambini: "Trovate ciò che davvero vi piace". E durante una di queste feste, improvvisamente Il Professor Uchida si sente male. Tutti gli ospiti si spaventano, ma egli lascia la festa dicendo: "No, non ancora". Il Prof. Uchida sta sognando. La voce dei bambini echeggia nel tramonto. "Sei pronto?" "No, non ancora"
Xi meng ren sheng = The Puppetmaster by Xiaoxian Hou( Visual )

6 editions published between 1993 and 2006 in Chinese and held by 277 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A dramatized account of the life of Li Tien-lu, Taiwan's most celebrated puppeteer, from his birth in 1909 to the end of Japan's fifty-year occupation of Taiwan in 1945
El callejón de los milagros = Midaq Alley by Najīb Maḥfūẓ( Visual )

3 editions published between 1995 and 1999 in Spanish and held by 266 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Set in the old downtown section of Mexico City. The events that take place have been divided into the stories of three neighbors whose lives are entertwined. Rutilio, the family man who experiences homosexual feelings that shatter his domestic life; Susanita, the spinster who dreams of getting married and falls prey to a thief; and Alma, the virgin who becomes a cocaine addicted prostitute."--Container
Le petit soldat = The little soldier by Jean-Luc Godard( Visual )

2 editions published in 2001 in French and held by 266 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Feature film from France. Drama. A disillusioned man becomes involved in politics, submits to torture and commits murder, despite not having deep political beliefs
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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 PuppetmasterEl callejón de los milagros = Midaq Alley