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Vanguard Cinema (Firm)

Overview
Works: 805 works in 1,594 publications in 7 languages and 32,792 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Documentary films  Film adaptations  History  Coming-of-age films  Nonfiction films  Comedy films  Interviews  War films  Biographical films 
Roles: Distributor
Classifications: PN1997.2,
Publication Timeline
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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 442 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 307 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 303 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A zealous young woman filmmaker attempts to make a documentary about Mateusz Birkut, a bricklayer who in the early days of the Communist revolution in Poland was hailed by the State as a national hero for his productivity feats and became as famous as any film star, only to disappear mysteriously from the record books in 1952. The filmmaker is determined to reveal what happened to Birkut and why
Life according to Muriel( Visual )

13 editions published between 1997 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 290 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 283 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 227 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 207 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
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
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
Amanecer de un sueño Awakening from a dream( 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
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
Ziemia obiecana The promised land by Andrzej Wajda( Visual )

5 editions published between 2003 and 2009 in Polish and held by 197 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
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

A savage black comedy about a small revolution that breaks out in a quiet Argentine village, when a local Peronist politician claims a municipal clerk is a Communist. What follows is a slapstick war with a serious message. While its political content is especially relevant to understanding the social and psychological sources of dictatorships, its harsh comic truth about human folly has universal significance
Silencio roto Broken silence by Montxo Armendáriz( Visual )

5 editions published between 2003 and 2007 in Spanish and held by 193 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 )

2 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in Chinese and held by 187 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
Vacas by Julio Medem( Visual )

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

A saga spanning over half a century of the twisted goings on between families in Northern Spain. From the Carlist Wars of 1875 to the Spanish Civil War in the thirties, the fathers, sons and grandsons are locked in an absurdly stubborn and emotionally exhausting conflict. Sometimes there seems to be no escape from how family ties dictate our fate
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 174 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 174 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( Visual )

2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 172 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
3 Américas( Visual )

1 edition published in 2010 in Spanish and held by 171 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
 
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