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Wellspring Media

Works: 539 works in 1,033 publications in 7 languages and 47,631 library holdings
Genres: Drama  History  Documentary films  Film adaptations  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Nonfiction films  Biographical films  Documentary television programs  Comedy films  Biography 
Roles: Publisher, Producer, Distributor
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Publications about Wellspring Media
Publications by Wellspring Media
Most widely held works by Wellspring Media
Russian ark by Aleksandr Sokurov( visu )
7 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in Russian and held by 1,123 libraries worldwide
"[A] modern filmmaker magically finds himself transported to the 18th century. There he embarks on a time-traveling journey through 300 years of Russian history. Filmed with a cast of thousands, three live orchestras and an army of technicians, Russian Ark is the longest uninterrupted shot in film history, and the first feature film ever created in a single take."--Container
Devil's Playground by Lucy Walker( visu )
5 editions published between 2001 and 2003 in English and held by 1,002 libraries worldwide
Looks at the Pennsylvania Dutch tradition of Rumspringa (literally, 'Running around'), which is a period in a teenager's life, usually between the ages of 16 and 21 years old. During this time, they are set free to explore the world outside the Amish life. Eventually, they can make an informed decision before they make a commitment to join the church, or to leave it. The film follows four teenagers in their time of discovery
Muslims : an in-depth look at what it means to be a Muslim in the 21st century ( visu )
5 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 665 libraries worldwide
Looks at what it means to be a Muslim in the 21st century. Filmed in Egypt, Malaysia, Iran, Turkey, Nigeria and the United States, this program explores the influence of culture and politics on religion, looks at the political forces at work among Muslims around the world, emphasizes Islam's kinship with Christianity and Judaism, and examines the diverse interpretations of Islam among the Muslim people
Tarnation by Jonathan Caouette( visu )
7 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 653 libraries worldwide
"Jonathan Caouette's spellbinding debut film re-imagines the whole idea of what a documentary can be. Having filmed his life since he was eleven years old, Caouette has woven together a psychedelic whirlwind of snapshots, super-8 home movies, answering machine messages, video diaries, early short films, snippets of '80s pop culture and dramatic re-enactments to create an epic portrait of an American family torn apart by dysfunction and reunited through the power of love ... Begins in 2003 as Caouette learns of his mother's lithium overdose back in his native Texas. Faced with the haunting remnants of his past, including a family history of mental illness, abuse and neglect, Caouette returns home to aid in his mother's recovery. During this time, he rekindles a touching relationship with his mother, another victim of a tumultuous childhood and discovers that family ties are never truly unbound"--Container
The beauty academy of Kabul ( visu )
3 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and held by 632 libraries worldwide
A group of Western hairstylists open a beauty academy for Afghani women in post-Taliban Kabul
Ran by Akira Kurosawa( visu )
9 editions published between 1998 and 2007 in Japanese and held by 575 libraries worldwide
In 16th century Japan, an aging ruler attempts to divide his kingdom among his three sons. They turn against each other and betray their father, triggering events that ultimately shatter the kingdom, destroy the family, and drive their father insane. Based on Shakespeare's King Lear
De battre mon coeur s'est arrete by Jacques Audiard( visu )
2 editions published in 2005 in French and held by 531 libraries worldwide
"Tom ... seems destined to follow in his father's footsteps as a Parisian property shark working in a sleazy and sometimes brutal world. However, a chance encounter with his late mother's music agent leads him to believe that he can become, like his mother, a concert pianist. In earnest, he starts preparing for the audition with the help of a beautiful young virtuoso pianist who has just arrived from China. She doesn't speak a word of French; music is their only exchange. But pressures from the ugly world of his day job soon become more than he can handle ..."--Container
In the realms of the unreal by Jessica Yu( visu )
3 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 521 libraries worldwide
"Henry Darger, an elderly recluse, spent his childhood in an Illinois asylum for feeble-minded children and his adulthood working as a janitor. He lived a quiet, nearly solitary existence, but his imaginary life was exciting, colorful and sexually provocative. When he died in Chicago in 1973, his landlady discovered in his room 300 paintings, some over 10 feet long, and a 15,000 page illustrated novel ("The realms of the unreal"), which told the epic story of the virtuous Vivian Girls, seven angelic sisters who lead a rebellion against godless, child-enslaving men"--Container
The business of fancydancing ( visu )
2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 506 libraries worldwide
Former Spokane Reservation best friends, Seymour and Aristotle have taken different paths when they are brought together for the funeral of an old friend. Both went off to collegen Seattle. One is now a successful poet and openly gay poet; the other returned home embittered. Tensions and resentments flare as they meet again 16 years later at the funeral of an old friend
Bande de filles = Girlhood by Céline Sciamma( visu )
3 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in English and held by 485 libraries worldwide
Director Liz Garbus presents the coming-of-age stories of two girls trying to make a life for themselves both inside and outside of Baltimore's juvenile justice system. A story of mothers and daughters, crimes and consequences, and strength in the face of unimaginable adversity, girlhood is a testament to the faith and struggles of two girls just trying to grow up
The grand seduction by Jean-François Pouliot( visu )
6 editions published between 2004 and 2013 in French and held by 476 libraries worldwide
St. Marie-La-Mauderne is a tiny fishing village. For eight years the locals have stood in line for weekly welfare checks, remembering the good old days when the catch was good. A small company wants to build a factory on the island, but only if a full-time doctor lives in St. Marie. The situation seems hopeless until a young doctor in Montreal has an unfortunate incident with a traffic cop and finds himself on a boat to the faraway village. In order to convince Dr. Lewis to stay, the town resorts to just a bit of seductive subterfuge
Z by Costa-Gavras( visu )
3 editions published in 2002 in French and held by 447 libraries worldwide
À l'issue d'un meeting pour la paix, "Z", un député de gauche, est victime d'un accident de la circulation. Il décède peu après. Un jeune juge d'instruction mène l'enquête. Il aboutit à la conclusion qu'il s'agit, en fait, d'un attentat politique organisé par la police. Il s'emploie à faire triompher la vérité. Mais les coupables sont acquittés et le juge démis de ses fonctions
Ṭalā-yi surkh = Crimson gold by Jafar Panahi( visu )
9 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in Persian and English and held by 414 libraries worldwide
Hussein is a pizza deliveryman in Tehran. Wounded in the Iraq-Iran war, he suffers from an unnamed illness for which he takes "medication." When not delivering pizza, he and his naïve, talkative friend Ali are petty thieves. Hussein is engaged to Ali's sister. His job brings him repeatedly to the doorways of Tehran's well-heeled, Westernized citizens, who treat him as though he were invisible. Hussein is upset by being treated like a second-class citizen, especially after bravely serving in the war. After being turned away by the owner of a posh jewelry story, and then treated with coldness and condescension on a return visit, Hussein decides that the humiliation is not to be borne. He might have seemed still and implacable, but he was not frozen, only waiting
Mystic Iran : the unseen world by Aryana Farshad( visu )
3 editions published between 2003 and 2008 in English and held by 408 libraries worldwide
Aryana Farshad's quest in her native Iran to explore the religious rituals and traditions that have fascinated the Western world for centuries. Includes rare glimpses of the women's chamber at the Great Mosque, the fire rituals in Zarathustra, and the dance of the Dervishes in Kurdistan
Rois et reine = Kings & queen by Arnaud Desplechin( visu )
2 editions published in 2005 in French and held by 404 libraries worldwide
Expertly mixes comedy, tragedy, and melodrama to tell the emotionally gripping story of the interesting lives of two former lovers
Feng shui : creating environments for success and well-being ( visu )
4 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 391 libraries worldwide
Explains how to create nurturing environments through the arrangement of furniture and choice of colors
Buongiorno, notte by Marco Bellocchio( visu )
3 editions published between 2003 and 2006 in Italian and held by 371 libraries worldwide
A young woman, Chiara, moves into a new apartment with her husband. She conceals her true identity as member of the Red Brigades, Italy's terrorist underground, which is currently planning to kidnap the Prime Minister
Unknown white male a true story by Rupert Murray( visu )
4 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 370 libraries worldwide
The true story of how Doug Bruce, successful former stockbroker, loses his memory and struggles to learn who he was and who he will become
Gabrielle by Patrice Chéreau( visu )
2 editions published in 2006 in French and held by 356 libraries worldwide
Jean is a successful publisher. He has refined tastes and abundant material possessions, among which he seems to include his wife, Gabrielle. But in a single afternoon, Gabrielle decides to leave him for another man and then abruptly reverses her decision. Now, everything that Jean believed to be true about his life and marriage falls apart
Gumshudiyī dar ʻArāq = [Marooned in Iraq] ( visu )
1 edition published in 2003 in Kurdish and held by 352 libraries worldwide
During the Iran-Iraq war, an Iranian-Kurd musician and his sons go to find the old man's former wife, a singer, who fled Iran when women were forbidden to perform publicly
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Japanese (9)
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