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Vanguard Cinema (Firm)

Works: 875 works in 1,586 publications in 7 languages and 33,662 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  History  Interviews  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Fiction 
Roles: Distributor
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.4372
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Most widely held works by Vanguard Cinema (Firm)
Mojados through the night = Wetbacks : through the night ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in Spanish and held by 447 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Filmed over the course of ten days, this follows four men into the world of illegal border-crossing from Mexico to the United States. Guapo, Oso, Tigre, Viejo take the 120 mile cross-desert journey that has been traveled innumerable times by nameless immigrants who - like these four from Michoacan, Mexico - all had a simple dream for a better life. Fighting dehydration and exhaustion while evading the U.S. Border Patrol through sub-zero temperature darkness of night, filled with barbed wire, brutal storms and the ever-present confrontation with death, they endure unimaginable hardship that is the reality for tens of thousands of illegals who have made this similar journey
Brothers on holy ground by Michael P Lennon ( Visual )
7 editions published between 2001 and 2007 in English and held by 297 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
Człowiek z Marmuru by Andrzej Wajda ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1976 and 2003 in Polish and held by 289 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
So weit die füsse tragen As far as my feet will carry me ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2007 in German and held by 238 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
All the days before tomorrow ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 233 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 217 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 205 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
Os carvoeiros ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2002 and 2007 in Portuguese and held by 202 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
Cruzando Crossing ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2011 in Spanish and held by 201 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
Ziemia obiecana The promised land by Andrzej Wajda ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2003 and 2009 in Polish and held by 199 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
Amanecer de un sueño Awakening from a dream ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2010 in Spanish and held by 195 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Abandoned by his mother at the age of 8, 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
3 Américas ( Visual )
3 editions published in 2010 in English and Spanish and held by 192 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
Motherland ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 182 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Six grieving mothers from the United States who have suffered the death of a child take an emotional journey to South Africa to deal with their loss and try to heal their wounds by volunteering to work with impoverished children
Silencio roto Broken silence ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2003 and 2007 in Spanish and held by 181 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 by Huaien Chen ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2007 in Chinese and held by 180 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
Life according to Muriel ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2000 and 2005 in Spanish and held by 170 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Narrated by Laura's daughter Muriel, this movie is the story of two women, Laura and Mirta, and their daughters as they try to find happiness in their lives. The two women are thrown together by circumstances and despite the great differences in their approaches to life, work at transforming disappointments and misfortunes of life into personal victories
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 168 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
Elevator ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2011 in Romanian and held by 161 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A boy and a girl, both high school teenagers, decide to get away from the world and be alone for the afternoon, so they decide to hide in an abandoned factory on the outskirts of town. While there, they get stuck in a cargo elevator. Tensions rise when they realize that their world has been reduced to a small metal box, especially after a failed escape attempt
No habrá más penas ni olvido by Héctor Olivera ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2001 in Spanish and held by 158 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A political difference erupts into a civil war in a small town in Argentina as Peronists clash with leftists in 1974. The film begins with slapstick-like violence that grows into deadly confrontations by the end of the film
Racing daylight ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 156 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A ghost story, and a supernatural love story transcending time. Sadie is a librarian in the present time who's returned to the family farm. She's pretty content with life, until a man appears in her mirror, calling her Anna before he disappears
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Audience level: 0.21 (from 0.12 for Racing day ... to 0.35 for Ratas, rat ...)
Alternative Names
Vanguard (Firm)
English (17)
Spanish (17)
Polish (7)
Portuguese (3)
Romanian (2)
German (1)
Chinese (1)