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Island Pictures

Overview
Works: 53 works in 180 publications in 3 languages and 5,279 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Comedy films  Film adaptations  Romantic comedy films  Sports films  Biography  Documentary films  Legal films  Coming-of-age films  Biographical films 
Roles: Producer, prn
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Island Pictures
Down by law by Jim Jarmusch( Visual )

14 editions published between 1986 and 2010 in English and held by 863 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Director Jim Jarmusch followed up his brilliant breakout film Stranger Than Paradise with another, equally beloved portrait of loners and misfits in the American landscape. When fate brings together three hapless men--an unemployed disc jockey (Tom Waits), a small-time pimp (John Lurie), and a strong-willed Italian tourist (Roberto Benigni)--in a Louisiana prison, a singular adventure ensues. Described by Jarmusch as a "neo-Beat noir comedy," Down by Law is part nightmare and part fairy tale, featuring sterling performances and crisp black-and-white cinematography by the esteemed Robby Müller
She's Gotta Have It by Spike Lee( Visual )

17 editions published between 1986 and 2015 in English and held by 808 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A statuesque and charismatic woman is trying to figure out what she wants in life. She has a good job as a commercial artist and designer, a spacious Brooklyn apartment, and three boyfriends. Each of them is far from her ideal man, but each fulfills a different need for her. Between her juggling act--accompanied by total honesty about who she is and what she's doing--and the childish squabbling of the three men, she makes some rather nebulous points about gender relations and the double standard
The basketball diaries by Leonardo DiCaprio( Visual )

15 editions published between 1994 and 2016 in English and French and held by 675 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A promising high school basketball star and poet becomes lost in a world of drugs and crime
The gingerbread man by Eric A Kimmel( Visual )

14 editions published between 1998 and 2002 in 3 languages and held by 629 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lawyer Rick Magruder has a one-night-stand affair with caterer Mallory Doss. He becomes hooked on her, and when he learns her nut-case father Dixon is threatening her, he puts the weight of his law firm behind Mallory, has Dixon arrested and subpoenas her ex-husband Pete to testify against Dixon in court. Dixon is sent to an asylum, but escapes from there and the lives of many people are in danger
Don't be a menace to South Central while drinking your juice in the hood( Visual )

11 editions published between 1995 and 2014 in English and held by 388 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Parody of all 'life in the hood' movies and related cliches, taking most aim at 'Boyz N the Hood.' All-new bonus material includes deleted scenes, the Wayans brothers behind-the-scenes, and Hood movie gumbo
Mandela : son of Africa, father of a nation by Angus Gibson( Visual )

15 editions published between 1995 and 2007 in English and held by 340 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A captivating view of the incredible spirit of one of the world's most fascinating people, this full-length documentary follows Nelson Mandela form his early days and tribal education to his election as South Africa's first black president
The cure by Brad Renfro( Visual )

5 editions published between 1995 and 2004 in English and held by 251 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dexter, an eleven-year-old boy with AIDS, and his friend Erik build a raft and set sail down the Mississippi River, determined to find a New Orleans doctor they believe has a cure. Their journey gives Dexter a chance to experience life as it should be lived and will change both boys' lives forever
B.A.P.S : (Black American Princesses)( Visual )

4 editions published between 1997 and 2004 in English and held by 171 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nesi and Mickey are two waitresses at a crossroads. Underpaid and unappreciated, they dream of owning a combination restaurant/hair salon. There's a problem: they're broke. So when the chance to audition as dance girls for a music video pops up, the girls head to L.A. They fail to get the part, but Nesi lands in the most improbable role of all, impersonating the granddaughter of an ailing billionaires long-lost love for $10,000 and full use of his Beverly Hills estate
Nobody's fool( Visual )

4 editions published between 1986 and 2005 in English and held by 170 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cassie is blue, bored, and bewildered. After several failed suicide attempts, she gives her baby up for adoption-- but now regrets it. A travelling theater company comes to town and she meets their stage technician who starts wooing her. She signs up for the company's acting classes, but can she trust this stranger who offers her a chance to leave town?
Eddie by Steve Rash( Visual )

3 editions published between 1996 and 1999 in English and held by 158 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

New York Knicks basketball team is in last place and nobody wants to know them, except their number one fan and complete basketball nut, Edwina "Eddie" Franklin. Their losing streak could be about to change, after Eddie wins a half-time contest and becomes the team's honorary coach for the night. When the team's new owner discovers her wise-cracking, smart-mouthed way around the hoop and with the crowds, he makes her the new head coach!
Mandela( Visual )

4 editions published between 1995 and 2008 in English and held by 123 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Oscar-nominated documentary produced by Jonathan Demme. Includes: a full-length DVD on the life of Nelson Mandela; a CD featuring music from South Africa; a 48-page book; and a poster map
Dark eyes by ANON( Visual )

1 edition published in 1988 in Italian and held by 102 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 19th century Italy, a middle-aged husband is torn between his love for a young Russian woman and his loyalty to his tolerant wife and family. Years later he tells his story to a fellow passenger on an ocean liner
Crusoe( Visual )

2 editions published between 1989 and 2010 in English and held by 68 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A relentlessly greedy slave trader is driven to sea for one more load. But an ironic twist of fate puts this classic hero to the ultimate test when raging storms rip his ship apart. His crew drowned, Crusoe is washed ashore on a tropical island naked and alone, where he must carve a new existence from the wild terrain. As he learns to master this strange, primitive world, he discoveres that he is not alone
Countryman( Visual )

4 editions published between 1984 and 2004 in English and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Countryman, a nature-boy fisherman with mystical powers, rescues an American couple whose plane has crashed. He hides them as they are hunted against a background of political corruption
Slam dance( Visual )

5 editions published between 1990 and 2015 in English and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Charles Drood, a struggling cartoonist, finds himself named as the main suspect when a woman that he's been seeing is killed. The cop on the case might believe Drood is innocent, but someone is determined to drag him into it. So Drood gets involved and winds up in something so deep and so dark that he may not live to see the light of day
Laws of gravity by Nick Gomez( Visual )

4 editions published between 1993 and 2011 in English and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jimmy and Jon are into small-time crime on the streets of Brooklyn, New York. Everything changes for them when their friend Frankie arrives with guns to sell. In a few short days, their lives could spin out of control
Square dance( Visual )

2 editions published between 1986 and 1987 in English and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A bitter-sweet love story about a young girl, Gemma, discovering the realities of life, love and family. When her long-lost mother shows up for a brief reunion, Gemma decides to run away to Fort Worth to live with her. Gemma learns the painful answers to why her mother abandoned her as a baby, and the true identity of a father she has never known
A Night in the life of Jimmy Reardon( Visual )

5 editions published between 1988 and 2001 in English and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It's the eve of high school graduation, the beginning of the rest of Jimmy Reardon's life. In just 24 hours, he's going to demolish his relationship with Lisa, several friendships and his dad's car
Straight to hell by Alex Cox( Visual )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Three hard-drinking killers find themselves in the remote desert hamlet of El Blanco, dominated by the savage McMahon clan. With two gangs in tow, it isn't long before the tension is as thick as desert dust
Straight to hell returns by Alex Cox( Visual )

2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Three hard-drinking killers find themselves in the remote desert town of El Blanco, dominated by the savage McMahon clan. With two gangs in tow, it isn't long before the tension is thick as desert dust
 
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