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Water Bearer Films (Firm)

Overview
Works: 242 works in 504 publications in 6 languages and 8,905 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Comedy films  Television adaptations  Television plays  Made-for-TV movies  Biographical films  Documentary films  Television comedies  History 
Roles: Distributor, Producer, fds
Classifications: PN1997, 822.33
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Most widely held works by Water Bearer Films (Firm)
William Shakespeare's A Midsummer night's dream by William Shakespeare( Visual )

3 editions published between 1968 and 2004 in English and held by 605 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The capriciousness of lovers is the theme of this romantic and entertaining comedy, given a frolicsome rendition by the RSC
The gospel according to St. Matthew by Pier Paolo Pasolini( Visual )

17 editions published between 1990 and 2004 in 3 languages and held by 486 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Different from other cinematic depictions of the life of Christ in that there is no screenplay per se. Pasolini limited himself to the account by Matthew; only words written by the Saint are employed; no additional dialogue was written and only scenes described by Matthew are shown. Pasolini used no professional actors (his mother played the older Mary) and he dedicated his film "to the dear familiar memory of John XXIII."
Oedipus Rex by Igor Stravinsky( Visual )

14 editions published between 1967 and 2003 in 3 languages and held by 433 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sophocles' play, with added prologue and epilogue set in modern times, is extended into the present and points out that the motives of the ancient tragedy still exist today
Little Vera( Visual )

10 editions published between 1988 and 2000 in Russian and held by 403 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of a sullen, sultry teenager with few goals in life who is trying to deal with a brooding boyfriend, an abusive alcoholic father, an ineffectual mother and the futility of a life trapped in her small industrial town
Accattone : the scrounger by Pier Paolo Pasolini( Visual )

9 editions published between 1961 and 2003 in Italian and held by 375 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The first of Pasolini's films presents a vivid picture of the Roman slums through a story of a pimp, his friends, his enemies and his girls
Uccellacci e uccellini by Pier Paolo Pasolini( Visual )

14 editions published between 1964 and 2003 in Italian and No Linguistic content and held by 299 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pasolini uses a comic crow, which philosophizes amusingly and pointedly about the passing scene as a counter point to the performers, representing humanity, as they progress down the road of life, caught between the Church and Marxism
Origin of the vampire by Louis Feuillade( Visual )

11 editions published between 1998 and 2001 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 224 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes the achievements of Les Vampires, a secret society of criminals led by Irma Vep. The gang uses kidnapping, poisonous gas, heavy artillery, sexual domination and murder to gain power over the elite of Paris
Porcile by Pier Paolo Pasolini( Visual )

7 editions published between 1994 and 2003 in Italian and held by 189 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of a medieval cannibal is juxtaposed with that of the son of an ex-Nazi industrialist who prefers the company of pigs to that of his fiancée. In both cases, humans revert to animal behavior when they are removed from the spectrum of social rules and opinions
Comizi d'amore by Pier Paolo Pasolini( Visual )

4 editions published between 1990 and 2003 in Italian and held by 180 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pier Paolo Pasolini is featured asking questions about sex, love, and morality of a variety of people all over Italy. Also featured are interviews with psychologist Cesare Musatti and author Alberto Moravia
Das zweite Erwachen der Christa Klages = The second awakening of Christa Klages by Margarethe von Trotta( Visual )

2 editions published between 1997 and 2005 in German and held by 156 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Christa Klages is a young mother distraught at the prospect that her day care center is running out of money. With her lover, Werner, and another friend, she robs a bank. The friend is captured and Werner is killed while eluding the police, so Christa flees with her friend, Ingrid, who helps Christa escape to Portugal
Rock Hudson's home movies( Visual )

4 editions published between 1992 and 2003 in English and held by 153 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Using clips from Rock Hudson's films and employing a narrative commentary from beyond the grave, the filmmaker invents an eclectic form of biography in which he explores the illusory nature of Hudson's screen image and society's attitudes towards Hudson as a homosexual
Heller Wahn = Sheer madness by Margarethe von Trotta( Visual )

2 editions published between 1997 and 2005 in German and held by 142 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chronicles the friendship between two very different women. One is a lecturer in literature and separated from her stage director husband, and the other is the shy wife of a well-known peace expert. As the two women become closer, their husbands become annoyed at their own loss
Barnum by Cy Coleman( Visual )

4 editions published between 1986 and 2001 in English and held by 139 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This circus musical traces the career of P.T. Barnum, from his beginnings as a promoter of sideshows, to his museum in New York, and the co-founding of the Barnum and Bailey Circus
A very natural thing( Visual )

3 editions published between 1974 and 1999 in English and held by 137 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A poignant romantic drama examines the life of gay 26 year-old ex-monk school teacher living in Manhattan. When he meets a man at a gay bar, they connect and are soon living together. Unfortunately their views on monogamy don't match
Chocolate Babies( Visual )

2 editions published between 1997 and 1999 in English and held by 124 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An underground band of HIV-positive, queer, urban, genderqueer, activists of color is making headlines in New York. In an effort to expose political corruption surrounding the AIDS epidemic, these urban guerrillas stage a series of surprise attacks against conservative politicians whom they believe are collecting secret lists of HIV-positive individuals. The masterminds behind the action include to-the-death! diva Max Mo-Freak; his determined sister, Jamela; Larva, a sex-crazed crossdresser with attitude; Lady Marmalade, a junkie transvestite songstress; and Sam, an idealistic young Asian militant and Max Mo's lover
The Phantom of the opera( Visual )

3 editions published between 1990 and 2001 in English and held by 119 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Classic tale of the lovely young woman who wishes to become a star at the Paris Opera, and the mad phantom who lives in the catacombs below the Opera
Last Call at Maud's by Paris Poirier( Visual )

2 editions published between 1993 and 2001 in English and held by 114 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A look at the world's longest running lesbian bar, Maud's in San Francisco. Film interweaves rare archive film of the gay bar scene in the 1940's, the vice raids of the 1950's, the gay counter culture of the 1960's and "coming out" in the 1970's up until the bar closed its doors in 1989
Schwestern, oder, die Balance des Glücks = Sisters, or, The Balance of happiness by Margarethe von Trotta( Visual )

7 editions published between 1979 and 2005 in German and held by 104 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two sisters share a complex and compelling relationship. Anna seems dependent, emotionally and economically, on Maria. Successive inward turns of the screw, however, make it unclear who exploits and dominates whom
Grown ups by Mike Leigh( Visual )

5 editions published between 1993 and 2004 in English and held by 102 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Dick and Mandy, a young working class couple move into a council house in Canterbury, and find Mr. Butcher, one of their former teachers, living next door. Mandy's unmarried sister, Gloria, is constantly dropping in, and will not take any hints that the couple would prefer to be left alone, until her presence finally goads them to action. The entire film come to a head when both couples are found wrestling in the hall while trying to oust the poor sister from the Mr. Butcher's bathroom."--Container
Le silence de la mer = The silence of the sea by Jean-Pierre Melville( Visual )

1 edition published in 1997 in French and held by 95 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Siavash left Iran years ago illegally and lives in Sweden with his wife and two children. Realizing he wants to go back for a visit, he decides the best place to go is a free port, which doesn't require a visa. Being there he feels he is in Iran, but it does not fully satisfy his nostalgic longing, as his old home is on the mainland. On the island, Siavash comes face to face with the danger that awaits him if he returns home and he must decide what is most important to him: his future or his past
 
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