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Wellspring Media

Works: 642 works in 1,420 publications in 8 languages and 44,350 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Documentary films  History  Film adaptations  Biographical films  Nonfiction films  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Religious films  Ethnographic films  Documentary television programs 
Roles: Producer, Publisher, Distributor
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Most widely held works by Wellspring Media
Devil's playground by Lucy Walker( Visual )

6 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 936 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Looks at the Pennsylvania Dutch tradition of rumspringa which is a period in a teenager's life during which they are set free to explore the world outside the Amish life. This is so that they can make an informed decision before they make a commitment to join the church at adulthood. Follows four teenagers in their time of discovery
Russian ark( Visual )

1 edition published in 2003 in Russian and held by 687 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"[A] modern filmmaker magically finds himself transported to the 18th century. There he embarks on a time-traveling journey through 300 years of Russian history. Filmed with a cast of thousands, three live orchestras and an army of technicians, Russian Ark is the longest uninterrupted shot in film history, and the first feature film ever created in a single take."--Container
Tarnation by Jonathan Caouette( Visual )

17 editions published between 2005 and 2017 in English and held by 640 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Jonathan Caouette's spellbinding debut film re-imagines the whole idea of what a documentary can be. Having filmed his life since he was eleven years old, Caouette has woven together a psychedelic whirlwind of snapshots, super-8 home movies, answering machine messages, video diaries, early short films, snippets of '80s pop culture and dramatic re-enactments to create an epic portrait of an American family torn apart by dysfunction and reunited through the power of love ... Begins in 2003 as Caouette learns of his mother's lithium overdose back in his native Texas. Faced with the haunting remnants of his past, including a family history of mental illness, abuse and neglect, Caouette returns home to aid in his mother's recovery. During this time, he rekindles a touching relationship with his mother, another victim of a tumultuous childhood and discovers that family ties are never truly unbound"--Container
Muslims : an in-depth look at what it means to be a Muslim in the 21st century( Visual )

8 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 630 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Looks at what it means to be a Muslim in the 21st century. Filmed in Egypt, Malaysia, Iran, Turkey, Nigeria and the United States, this program explores the influence of culture and politics on religion, looks at the political forces at work among Muslims around the world, emphasizes Islam's kinship with Christianity and Judaism, and examines the diverse interpretations of Islam among the Muslim people
The beauty academy of Kabul( Visual )

3 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and held by 564 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A group of Western hairstylists open a beauty academy for Afghani women in post-Taliban Kabul
Ran by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

3 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in Japanese and held by 502 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Feature film Japanese classic, adapted from William Shakespeare's King Lear. Set in 16th century Japan, an aging ruler attempts to divide his kingdom among his three sons. They turn against each other and betray their father, triggering events that ultimately shatter the kingdom, destroy the family, and drive their father insane
In the realms of the unreal by Jessica Yu( Visual )

8 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 496 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Henry Darger, an elderly recluse, spent his childhood in an Illinois asylum for feeble-minded children and his adulthood working as a janitor. He lived a quiet, nearly solitary existence, but his imaginary life was exciting, colorful and sexually provocative. When he died in Chicago in 1973, his landlady discovered in his room 300 paintings, some over 10 feet long, and a 15,000 page illustrated novel ("The realms of the unreal"), which told the epic story of the virtuous Vivian Girls, seven angelic sisters who lead a rebellion against godless, child-enslaving men"--Container
De battre mon coeur s'est arrete by Jacques Audiard( Visual )

3 editions published in 2005 in French and held by 492 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Acclaimed director of Read My Lips - Jacques Audiard's remake of James Toback's classic 1978 film, Fingers, presents a memorable character study about a young man torn between a life of crime and classical music. 28 year-old Tom seems destined to follow in his father's footsteps as a Parisian property shark. However, a chance encounter with his late mother's music agent rekindles a desire for a musical career and hope for a better life
The business of fancydancing( Visual )

3 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 491 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Former Spokane Reservation best friends, Seymour and Aristotle had taken different paths before they are brought together for the funeral of an old friend. Both went off to college in Seattle. One is now a successful and openly gay poet; the other returned home embittered. Tensions and resentments flare as they meet again sixteeen years later
La grande séduction = Seducing Dr. Lewis by Jean-François Pouliot( Visual )

15 editions published between 2004 and 2013 in French and held by 443 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The residents of a tiny fishing village attempt to trick a big city doctor into moving to their small town so a factory will be built there
Girl hood( Visual )

7 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in English and held by 430 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Shanae was ten years old when she was gang-raped by five boys. She responded by turning to drink and drugs, and then at age 12, graduated to murder. Abandoned by her mother, a heroin addict turned prostitute, Megan ran away from ten different foster homes before being arrested for assault. Both girls ended up in the Waxter Juvenile Facility, home to Maryland's most violent offenders."--Container
Z by Costa-Gavras( Visual )

6 editions published in 2002 in French and held by 426 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

À l'issue d'un meeting pour la paix, "Z", un député de gauche, est victime d'un accident de la circulation. Il décède peu après. Un jeune juge d'instruction mène l'enquête. Il aboutit à la conclusion qu'il s'agit, en fait, d'un attentat politique organisé par la police. Il s'emploie à faire triompher la vérité. Mais les coupables sont acquittés et le juge démis de ses fonctions
Takhté siah = Blackboards by Samīrā Makhmalbāf( Visual )

9 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in Kurdish and held by 401 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Au nord de l'Iran, près de la frontière avec l'Irak, une poignée d'hommes avance péniblement, un tableau noir sur le dos. Instituteurs, ils sont à la recherche d'élèves, ce qui tient de l'utopie sur ces terres ingrates, dévastées par la guerre, où la préoccupation majeure est d'abord de subsister. Parvenu à un croisement, le petit groupe se sépare pour échapper aux bombardements. Parmi eux, Reeboir, qui rencontre bientôt une troupe d'enfants contrebandiers auxquels il tente d'apprendre à lire. Ailleurs, Saïd, l'un de ses collègues, croise une colonne de vieillards qui retournent vers leur terre natale. Il fait aussi la connaissance d'une jeune veuve, qu'il essaie de séduire et d'instruire."--Site web Cinemovies
Ṭalā-yi surkh = Crimson gold by Jafar Panahi( Visual )

10 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in Persian and English and held by 398 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hussein is a pizza deliveryman in Tehran. Wounded in the Iraq-Iran war, he suffers from an unnamed illness for which he takes "medication." When not delivering pizza, he and his naïve, talkative friend Ali are petty thieves. Hussein is engaged to Ali's sister. His job brings him repeatedly to the doorways of Tehran's well-heeled, Westernized citizens, who treat him as though he were invisible. Hussein is upset by being treated like a second-class citizen, especially after bravely serving in the war. After being turned away by the owner of a posh jewelry story, and then treated with coldness and condescension on a return visit, Hussein decides that the humiliation is not to be borne. He might have seemed still and implacable, but he was not frozen, only waiting
Russian ark by Aleksandr Sokurov( Visual )

13 editions published between 2002 and 2005 in Russian and English and held by 393 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Un aristócrata francés del siglo XIX, notable por sus conocimientos sobre la historia de Rusia, se pasea a través del Museo Hermitage de San Petersburgo en compañía de un cineasta contemporáneo. Ambos son invisibles para los demás personajes, quienes son los protagonistas de los últimos 200 años de la historia de su país. Los dos hombres recorren el magnífico edificio, auténtica arca del alma rusa en un solo y extraordinario plano secuencia."--Contenedor
Rois et reine = Kings & queen by Arnaud Desplechin( Visual )

4 editions published in 2005 in French and held by 385 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Expertly mixes comedy, tragedy, and melodrama to tell the emotionally gripping story of the interesting lives of two former lovers
Buongiorno, notte by Marco Bellocchio( Visual )

4 editions published between 2003 and 2006 in Italian and held by 373 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A young woman, Chiara, moves into a new apartment with her husband. On the surface she lives a routine existence, but all is not as it seems. She conceals her true identity as a member of The Red Brigades, Italy's terrorist underground, which is currently planning to kidnap the Prime Minister"--Container
Ni na bian ji dian by Mingliang Cai( Visual )

6 editions published in 2002 in Chinese and held by 371 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hsiao Kang is the only son in an uncommunicative family. When his father dies, he and his mother participate in Buddhist mourning rituals together, but otherwise cope with their profound grief separately and alone, crossing paths only out of routine obligation. Meanwhile, Hsiao Kang returns to his job as a watch vendor on the streets of Taipei. One afternoon, a young woman insists on buying a dual-time watch off his wrist for her trip to Paris, and he eventually relents, despite his superstitious belief that it will bring bad luck to them both. His feelings for the watch, tied to his anguish over his absent father and perhaps a hint of longing for its new owner, quietly compels him to reset every clock in the city to Paris time. Inevitably, despite the seemingly fated, intersecting lives of these three lonely and desperate people, the remedy for their emotional void seems indefinably out of reach. The film itself is poetic, generously compassionate, and achingly bittersweet
Mystic Iran : the unseen world by Aryana Farshad; Janelle Balnicke; Shohreh Aghdashloo; Ahmad Pejman; Morteza Poursamadi( Visual )

3 editions published between 2003 and 2008 in English and held by 365 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Aryana Farshad's quest in her native Iran to explore the religious rituals and traditions that have fascinated the Western world for centuries. Includes rare glimpses of the women's chamber at the Great Mosque, the fire rituals in Zarathustra, and the dance of the Dervishes in Kurdistan
Gabrielle by Patrice Chéreau( Visual )

4 editions published in 2006 in French and held by 337 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

El reloj marca la hora equivocada. Un día alguien se va y regresa tarde. Cuando suena la campana al fin, el mundo ha cambiado drásticamente. Un día, juntos, un hombre y una mujer se ven como son realmente por primera vez. Uno quería esto, el otro no, uno quiere hablar, el otro no. Es duro vivir en la misma casa cuando no se quieren las mismas cosas
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Devil's playground
TarnationMuslims : an in-depth look at what it means to be a Muslim in the 21st centuryGirl hoodTakhté siah = Blackboards
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