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Vanguard Cinema (Firm)

Works: 833 works in 1,721 publications in 6 languages and 32,855 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Documentary films  Film adaptations  History  Nonfiction films  Coming-of-age films  Comedy films  Historical films  Interviews  War films 
Roles: Distributor, Producer
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works about Vanguard Cinema (Firm)
Most widely held works by Vanguard Cinema (Firm)
Mojados : through the night = Wetbacks : through the night( Visual )

3 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in Spanish and English and held by 427 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Follows four men from Mexico through their illegal border cross and into the united states
Człowiek z Marmuru = Man of marble by Andrzej Wajda( Visual )

5 editions published between 1976 and 2003 in Polish and held by 308 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1976, a young woman in Krakow is making her diploma film, looking behind the scenes at the life of a 1950s bricklayer, Birkut. She studies his stint as a proletariat hero, how that heroism was created, and what became of him
So weit die füsse tragen = As far as my feet will carry me by Vanguard cinema( Visual )

5 editions published in 2007 in German and held by 294 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Journey of German soldier Clemens Forell in his dramatic escape from a Siberian labor camp after World War II. Through bitter cold and life-threatening adventures, Forell is determined to reunite with his family
Brothers : on holy ground by Michael P Lennon( Visual )

7 editions published between 2001 and 2007 in English and held by 254 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mike Lennon, a retired New York City fireman, sat down with over a dozen firefighters, a dispatcher, a few Manhattan residents, and a handful of 9/11 widows. With utter simplicity, each of the participants tells his or her story. What makes this film remarkable is the candidness of its interviewees coupled with their resilience in the midst of agony. With a clarity rarely seen, this film delivers an insight into how singular a group of people firefighters are, and how incredibly they responded that day to a situation none of them could have anticipated
All the days before tomorrow( Visual )

4 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 211 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Joey Kern and Alexandra Holden play pals who ought to be lovers, but their timing has never been right. When Alison makes a late-night visit to Wes on the eve of leaving for Tokyo to rejoin her beau, the two chums travel down an emotional memory lane, discovering truths about their relationship in the process
Life according to Muriel( Visual )

7 editions published between 1997 and 2007 in Spanish and English and held by 205 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Esta es la historia de dos mujeres pues intentan encontrar felicidad en sus vidas
Amanecer de un sueño = Awakening from a dream( Visual )

4 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in Spanish and English and held by 199 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Abandoned by his mother at the age of eight, Marcel is raised by his loving grandfather, Pascual. But when he turns 21 and prepares to move out, starting a new life with his girlfriend, he must choose between caring for Pascual, who has become sick with old age, and pursuing his dreams and desires
Ratas, ratones, rateros = Rats, mice, shoplifters( Visual )

2 editions published in 2001 in Spanish and held by 196 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Salvador, a young delinquent, gets mixed up in the affairs of his ex-convict cousin who is in search of easy money and a hideout. Dragging along his family and friends, Salvador ends up destroying the few things that made sense in his life
No habrá más penas ni olvido = Funny dirty little war by Héctor Olivera( Visual )

4 editions published between 1988 and 2001 in Spanish and held by 194 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Una salvaje comedia negra sobre el estallido de una pequeña revolución en un tranquilo pueblo argentino, cuando un politico peronista acusa de comunista a un empleado municipal. Lo que sigue es una ridicula guerra que trae consigo un serio mensaje. Mientras su contenido politico es especialmente relevante para comprender las raices sociales y psicológicas de las dictaduras, su dura comicidad y su verdad sobre la insensatez humana dan esta historia un sentido universal"--Container
Os carvoeiros = Charcoal People( Visual )

6 editions published between 2001 and 2007 in Portuguese and held by 193 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shows the daily lives and work of migrants in Brazil who produce charcoal for use in the production of pig iron
Afghan stories( Visual )

3 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 192 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Exposes the extraordinary life experiences of ordinary people coping with turmoil as the world comes down on their country once again. The U.S. war on the Taliban is only the latest in the series of 24 years of war and tyranny. But amazingly the new generation, who have never known peace, still have hope and dream of a future lived in prosperity and peace
Ziemia obiecana = The promised land( Visual )

4 editions published in 2003 in Polish and held by 189 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Three friends hope to build a factory but their plans are quickly jeopardized by local politics and one of the partner's dangerous love affair"--Container
Cruzando = Crossing( Visual )

1 edition published in 2011 in Spanish and held by 189 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Manuel learns that his imprisoned father is going to be executed in the next week at a Texas prison. The only problem is that Manuel lives in Mexico and his wife is expecting their firstborn within the week. So, Manuel decides to trek across Mexico with his camera toting friend, Diego, and make a documentary that turns out to be both heartwarming and funny
Silencio roto = Broken silence by Montxo Armendáriz( Visual )

5 editions published between 2003 and 2007 in Spanish and held by 189 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lucia is attracted to Manuel, who is a supporter of the anti-Franco Resistance. When Manuel is pursued by Franco's Civil Guard he flees to the mountains and Lucia discovers the reality of political repression - the silence, the horror, the fear
Lian xi qu = Island etude by En Chen( Visual )

5 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in Chinese and held by 186 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Before graduating from college, a hearing-impaired, handsome young man decides to cycle around Taiwan, where he rediscovers his roots, makes new friends, and falls in love
3 Américas( Visual )

5 editions published in 2010 in English and Spanish and held by 183 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It's the end of spring in Boston, Massachusetts. With summer approaching, 16-year-old America has two issues, or so she thinks. She hates school and her aunt Carolina's alcoholic husband, Joey. She passes the days shoplifting, hanging out with her friends and trying to avoid Joey. After a life-changing event, America, whose Spanish is limited, is sent to Buenos Aires, Argentina to live with her reclusive and anti-American grandmother, Lucia America Campos
Vacas by Julio Medem( Visual )

6 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in Spanish and held by 179 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A film set in the Basque region, beginning in the 1875 civil war and ending during the war of 1936. The film portrays how one single act of cowardice shapes the life of the next three generations of two families and fuels the intense rivalry which will span the next sixty-one years."
Andres no quiere dormir la siesta = Andrés doesn't want to take a nap( Visual )

2 editions published in 2011 in Spanish and English and held by 167 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After the death of his mother, Andres has to move in with his grandmother and his estranged father. Andres, who doesn't like to take a nap, wanders curiously through the neighborhood, where an illegal detention center is hidden, something everyone knows but no one dares mention. The boy's curiosity ultimately places him in harm's way. A multi-award-winning film about a boy pushed by circumstances to come of age quickly in order to survive
La deuda interna = Verónico Cruz by Miguel Pereira( Visual )

4 editions published between 2002 and 2007 in Spanish and held by 166 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Follows the life of an Indian boy, from his birth in remote Argentina, to his death in the Falklands/Malvinas war
Motherland by Hugh Thomson( Visual )

3 editions published in 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 158 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Six women who have each lost a child travel to South Africa to volunteer in needy children's organizations to help cope with their loss as they bond with each other
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Vanguard (Firm)