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Island Pictures

Overview
Works: 50 works in 160 publications in 4 languages and 5,135 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Comedy films  Romantic comedy films  Film adaptations  Biography  Documentary films  Sports films  Romantic plays  Nonfiction films  Biographical films 
Roles: Producer, prn
Classifications: PN1995.9.C55, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Island Pictures
Down by law by Jim Jarmusch( Visual )

16 editions published between 1986 and 2010 in English and held by 884 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A comedy feature about two lowlifes, a small time pimp and an unemployed disc jockey, framed for crimes they didn't commit, who escape from jail with an eccentric Italian tourist. Set in New Orleans and the swamps of Louisiana
She's Gotta Have It by Spike Lee( Visual )

16 editions published between 1986 and 2015 in English and held by 815 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 Scott Kalvert( Visual )

11 editions published between 1994 and 2010 in English and French and held by 621 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Teamed with his friends Mickey, Neutron and Pedro, high school student Jim Carroll seems headed for a bright basketball career. But when pressures from his coach, his mom, and school seem to mount, Jim finds solace in drugs, crime, sex, and violence, and the dark streets of New York begin to tear him apart
The gingerbread man by Robert Altman( Visual )

14 editions published between 1997 and 2002 in 3 languages and held by 606 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
Mandela son of Africa, father of a nation by Angus Gibson( Visual )

11 editions published between 1995 and 2007 in English and held by 346 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This candid and provocative portrait of Nelson Mandela takes you to the very heart of the struggle for majority rule in South Africa
Don't be a menace to South Central while drinking your juice in the hood( Visual )

10 editions published between 1995 and 2014 in English and held by 325 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Parody of all 'life in the hood' movies and related cliches, taking most aim at 'Boyz N the Hood.'
The cure by Brad Renfro( Visual )

4 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
Eddie by Steve Rash( Visual )

3 editions published between 1996 and 1999 in English and held by 190 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A seriously funny basketball fan wins a chance to coach her favorite team, and turns them around from a slump
Nobody's fool( Visual )

3 editions published between 1986 and 2005 in English and held by 169 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?
B.A.P.S (Black American Princesses)( Visual )

3 editions published between 1997 and 2004 in English and held by 148 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
Mandela( Visual )

5 editions published between 1995 and 2008 in English and held by 138 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 Nikita Mikhalkov( Visual )

3 editions published between 1988 and 2000 in Italian and Russian and held by 109 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
Straight to hell by Alex Cox( Visual )

3 editions published between 2001 and 2010 in English and held by 84 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
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
Square dance( Visual )

2 editions published between 1986 and 1987 in English and held by 57 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
Laws of gravity by Nick Gomez( Visual )

4 editions published between 1993 and 2011 in English and held by 54 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
Countryman( Visual )

3 editions published between 1986 and 2004 in English and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

5 editions published between 1990 and 2015 in English and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Charles Drood, a struggling cartoonist, finds himself named as the main suspect in the murder of a woman he knew. As he attempts to prove his innocence, he is drawn deeper into a tangled web of sex scandels, police corruption, political conspiracy and murder
Delivered vacant( Visual )

3 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Documentary about Hoboken, N.J., a city that had become a giant slum located just across the river fron New York City. During the 8 year period of filming the viewer is shown how the city was transformed, its old buildings were torn down and replaced by new condominiums and inhabited by out of state yuppies. Interviews were made with old and new inhabitants. An insight was gained into the local government, which had to issue permits and make new laws for the rehabbing to be undertaken
Def Jam's how to be a player( Visual )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Andre "Dray" Jackson is a "player" with so many women, he can hardly keep them apart. Go with Dray as he makes his way across LA, bobbing and weaving, sticking and moving, stripping and tripping--all without getting busted. But when all his phat, fine ladies end up in the same place at the same time, Dray faces the player's ultimate challege
 
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