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Wellspring Media

Overview
Works: 585 works in 1,046 publications in 8 languages and 47,774 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Documentary films  History  Film adaptations  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Nonfiction films  Biographical films  Documentary television programs  Biography  Autobiographical films 
Roles: Publisher, Producer, Distributor
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Most widely held works by Wellspring Media
Devil's Playground by Lucy Walker( Visual )

4 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 1,001 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 by Aleksandr Sokurov( Visual )

6 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in Russian and held by 831 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
Muslims : an in-depth look at what it means to be a Muslim in the 21st century( Visual )

5 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 665 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
Tarnation by Jonathan Caouette( Visual )

7 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 648 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
The beauty academy of Kabul( Visual )

3 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and held by 631 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 )

9 editions published between 1998 and 2007 in Japanese and held by 578 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Le vieil Hidetora, chef du clan Ichimonji, a décidé de partager son fief entre ses trois fils, se réservant de résider chez l'un ou chez l'autre à sa guise. Le plus jeune, Saburo, s'oppose vivement à ce partage, ce qui lui vaut d'être banni. L'aîné des trois, Taro, force son père à partir, alors que le cadet, Jiro, refuse de le recevoir. Pendant que ses fils et leurs troupes s'entretuent sous la surveillance des chefs de clans voisins, Hidetora, qui a perdu la raison, erre dans les montagnes
De battre mon coeur s'est arrete by Jacques Audiard( Visual )

2 editions published in 2005 in French and held by 529 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Moody, intense and memorable study of a young man torn between two very different worlds. Tom is 28 and destined to follow in his father's footsteps in the sleazy and sometimes brutal world of real estate. But a chance encounter leads him to believe that he can become, like his mother, a concert pianist, In earnest, he starts preparing for the audition with a virtuoso Chinese pianist. She doesn't speak a word of French; music is their only exchange. But pressures from the ugly world of his day job soon become more than he can handle
In the realms of the unreal by Jessica Yu( Visual )

3 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 513 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
The business of fancydancing( Visual )

2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 506 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Former Spokane Reservation best friends, Seymour and Aristotle have taken different paths when they are brought together for the funeral of an old friend. Both went off to collegen Seattle. One is now a successful poet and openly gay poet; the other returned home embittered. Tensions and resentments flare as they meet again 16 years later at the funeral of an old friend
La grande séduction = Seducing Dr. Lewis by Jean-François Pouliot( Visual )

6 editions published between 2004 and 2013 in French and held by 480 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

St. Marie-La-Mauderne is a tiny fishing village. For eight years the locals have stood in line for weekly welfare checks, remembering the good old days when the catch was good. A small company wants to build a factory on the island, but only if a full-time doctor lives in St. Marie. The situation seems hopeless until a young doctor in Montreal has an unfortunate incident with a traffic cop and finds himself on a boat to the faraway village. In order to convince Dr. Lewis to stay, the town resorts to just a bit of seductive subterfuge
Girl hood( Visual )

3 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in English and held by 480 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 )

3 editions published in 2002 in French and held by 448 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
Ṭalā-yi surkh = Crimson gold by Jafar Panahi( Visual )

10 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in Persian and English and held by 413 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
Rois et reine = Kings & queen by Arnaud Desplechin( Visual )

3 editions published in 2005 in French and held by 410 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Expertly mixes comedy, tragedy, and melodrama to tell the emotionally gripping story of the interesting lives of two former lovers
Mystic Iran : the unseen world by Aryana Farshad( Visual )

3 editions published between 2003 and 2008 in English and held by 408 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
Takhté siah = Blackboards by Samīrā Makhmalbāf( Visual )

5 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in Kurdish and held by 391 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A group of male teachers crosses the mountainous paths of the remote Iranian Kurdish region. The men wander from village to village in search of students, carrying large blackboards on their backs. The boards are sometime used as shelter, camouflage, and shields instead of for teaching purposes. One by one the men venture away from the group in search of students to teach. Along their way they must face other hardships and obstacles, including unseen enemy helicopters and gunfire
Ni na bian ji dian by Mingliang Cai( Visual )

5 editions published in 2002 in Chinese and held by 386 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
Buongiorno, notte by Marco Bellocchio( Visual )

3 editions published between 2003 and 2006 in Italian and held by 366 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of a young woman assumes a life of domesticity to conceal her true identity as a member of the Red Brigades, Italy's terrorist underground
Unknown white male : a true story by Rupert Murray( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 359 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The true story of how Doug Bruce, successful former stockbroker, loses his memory and struggles to learn who he was and who he will become
Gabrielle by Azor Films( Visual )

3 editions published in 2006 in French and held by 351 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jean is a successful publisher. He has refined tastes and abundant material possessions, among which he seems to include his wife, Gabrielle. But in a single afternoon, Gabrielle decides to leave him for another man and then abruptly reverses her decision. Now, everything that Jean believed to be true about his life and marriage falls apart
 
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Muslims : an in-depth look at what it means to be a Muslim in the 21st centuryTarnationGirl hoodTakhté siah = Blackboards