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Vanguard Cinema (Firm)

Works: 784 works in 1,592 publications in 7 languages and 33,170 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Christmas films  Film adaptations  Children's films  Juvenile works  Animated films  Fantasy films  Made-for-TV movies  Short films  Motion pictures 
Roles: Distributor
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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 444 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Follows four men from Mexico through their illegal border cross and into the united states
So weit die füsse tragen As far as my feet will carry me by Vanguard cinema( Visual )

3 editions published in 2007 in German and held by 310 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
Człowiek z Marmuru by Andrzej Wajda( Visual )

4 editions published between 1976 and 2003 in Polish and held by 304 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One of the most important films ever made in Poland and a compelling attack on government corruption. Agnieszka is a young woman in Krakow who is making her thesis film, which looks behind the scenes at the life of a 1950s bricklayer, Birkut, who was briefly elevated to the status of a communist hero. Having got hold of censored footage and interviews with the man's friends and ex-wife, a portrait of Birkut emerges as a man who believed in socialist ideals, the workers' revolution, and in building housing for all. Agnieszka's supervisor, however, feels the film's content is getting too close to a political nerve and kills the project. Agnieszka however pushes forward to complete the film
Life according to Muriel( Visual )

12 editions published between 1997 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 292 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Esta es la historia de dos mujeres pues intentan encontrar felicidad en sus vidas
Brothers on holy ground by Michael P Lennon( Visual )

7 editions published between 2001 and 2007 in English and held by 279 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 )

3 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 228 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
Afghan stories( Visual )

2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 205 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
Ratas, ratones, rateros Rats, mice, shoplifters( Visual )

2 editions published in 2001 in Spanish and held by 203 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
Ziemia obiecana The promised land by Andrzej Wajda( Visual )

6 editions published between 2003 and 2009 in Polish and held by 202 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 202 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
Yesterday by De Lu( Visual )

3 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in Spanish and held by 200 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
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 198 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
Os carvoeiros( Visual )

3 editions published between 2002 and 2007 in Portuguese and held by 198 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the subject of environmental destruction through the plight of the impoverished migrants in Brazil who produce charcoal for use in the production of pig iron by chopping down the Amazon rainforest. The film examines their daily lives and work as they burn timber in huts, children and elders alike, struggling to feed their families
Silencio roto Broken silence by Montxo Armendáriz( Visual )

5 editions published between 2003 and 2007 in Spanish and held by 196 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
3 Américas( Visual )

3 editions published in 2010 in English and Spanish and held by 189 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It's the end of spring in Boston, Massachusetts. 16 year-old America Hart Campos is looking forward to the end of school. With summer approaching, 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. But 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. In Argentina, America struggles to find her place with a grandmother she has never known and to hold onto a friendship with Sergio, a neighbor twice her age
Lian xi qu Island etude by Huaien Chen( Visual )

2 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in Chinese and held by 188 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Before graduating from college, a hearing-impaired young man in Taiwan decides to embark on a seven-day bicycle trip alone around the island. His adventures on the road turn out to be a life-enriching experience when he meets other fascinating travelers along the beautiful shorelines of the island
Vacas by Julio Medem( Visual )

4 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in Spanish and held by 180 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Spend a day with cows on a farm and find out fascinating facts about these massive but gentle creatures
La deuda interna = Verónico Cruz by Miguel Pereira( Visual )

4 editions published between 2002 and 2007 in Spanish and held by 175 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
Barbie in a Christmas carol by Celtic Thunder (Musical group : 2007-)( Visual )

7 editions published between 1994 and 2007 in Spanish and held by 173 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A classic Spanish language retelling of Charles Dickens 'A Christmas carol'. Ebenezer Scrooge, Tiny Tim and the whole crew come to life through this brilliantly animated feature that is appropriate for the entire family
Andres no quiere dormir la siesta = Andrés doesn't want to take a nap( Visual )

1 edition published in 2011 in Spanish and held by 170 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
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Alternative Names

Vanguard (Firm)