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Vanguard Cinema (Firm)

Works: 883 works in 1,587 publications in 7 languages and 33,657 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  History  Interviews  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Fiction 
Roles: Distributor
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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 443 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 296 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 291 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( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in German and held by 241 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 215 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 204 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
Cruzando Crossing( Visual )

1 edition published in 2011 in Spanish and held by 204 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
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
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 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
3 Américas( Visual )

3 editions published in 2010 in English and Spanish and held by 193 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 184 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Six grieving mothers from the United States who have suffered the death of a child take a physical and emotional journey to South Africa to deal with their loss and try to heal their wounds, thousands of miles from home, by volunteering to work with impoverished children. The women all share a desire to make sense of their tragedies and to move forward with their lives
Silencio roto Broken silence( Visual )

3 editions published between 2003 and 2007 in Spanish and held by 180 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 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
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 misforunes 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 160 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

Black comedy about the eruption of a civil war in a quiet Argentine village when a local Peronist politician claims a municipal clerk is a Communist
Racing daylight( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 155 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
Bitter/sweet( Visual )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 152 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Coffee expert Brian Chandler is sent to Thailand to buy a crop of exotic beans. Upon arriving, he meets Tisha, who escorts him through the countryside and to her family's farm. It becomes apparent that the two have chemistry. However, once he makes the deal to buy the beans, his boss arrives and revokes the purchase. Tisha then flees to the countryside after the renegade deal and Brian's fiancee arrives. Now, Brian must choose either to be married or follow his heart
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Vanguard (Firm)