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Wellspring Media

Overview
Works: 576 works in 1,017 publications in 8 languages and 47,797 library holdings
Genres: Drama  History  Documentary films  Film adaptations  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Nonfiction films  Biographical films  Documentary television programs  Samurai films  Biography 
Roles: Producer, Publisher, Distributor
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Most widely held works by Wellspring Media
Russian ark by Aleksandr Sokurov( Visual )

7 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in Russian and held by 1,122 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
Devil's Playground( Visual )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 912 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Looks at the Pennsylvania Dutch tradition of Rumspringa (literally, 'running around'), which is a period in a teenager's life, usually between the ages of 16 and 21 years old during which they are set free to explore the world outside the Amish life. Eventually, they can make an informed decision before they make a commitment to join the church, or to leave it. The film follows four teenagers in their time of discovery whohave dared to share their world with us. A handful of elders from more liberal Amish communities, perturbed by the ritual of rumspringa, also agreed to be filmed. This film revolutionizes our understanding of this extraordinary community, and sheds light on how all the rest of us come of age
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 666 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines what it means to be a Muslim in the 21st century world, looking at the influence of culture and politics on religion and 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 650 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 632 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 575 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 532 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Tom ... seems destined to follow in his father's footsteps as a Parisian property shark working in a sleazy and sometimes brutal world. However, a chance encounter with his late mother's music agent leads him to believe that he can become, like his mother, a concert pianist. In earnest, he starts preparing for the audition with the help of a beautiful young virtuoso pianist who has just arrived from China. 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 ..."--Container
In the realms of the unreal by Jessica Yu( Visual )

3 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 515 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
Girl hood( Visual )

3 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in English and held by 486 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
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

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
Z by Costa-Gavras( Visual )

3 editions published in 2002 in French and held by 447 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 )

9 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in Persian and English and held by 416 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Behind the headline of a murder and a suicide, lies the story of a lonely man whose deep feelings of humiliation push him over the edge
Rois et reine = Kings & queen by Arnaud Desplechin( Visual )

2 editions published in 2005 in French and held by 409 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
Ni na bian ji dian by Mingliang Cai( Visual )

5 editions published in 2002 in Chinese and held by 382 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 370 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 363 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 )

2 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
Gumshudiyī dar ʻArāq = [Marooned in Iraq]( Visual )

1 edition published in 2003 in Kurdish and held by 349 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

During the Iran-Iraq war, an Iranian-Kurd musician and his sons go to find the old man's former wife, a singer, who fled Iran when women were forbidden to perform publicly
 
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Muslims : an in-depth look at what it means to be a Muslim in the 21st centuryTarnationGirl hoodGumshudiyī dar ʻArāq = [Marooned in Iraq]