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Avenue Pictures

Works: 42 works in 199 publications in 4 languages and 13,493 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Television mini-series  Television programs  Comedy films  Crime films  Detective and mystery films  History  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Dark comedy films 
Roles: prn, Producer
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Avenue Pictures
Angels in America by Mike Nichols( Visual )

11 editions published between 2003 and 2006 in English and French and held by 1,935 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in 1985. Revolves around two very different men with AIDS, one fictional, one fictionalized. Roy Cohn, personifies all the hypocrisy, delusion and callousness of the official response to the plague. Nothing shakes Roy's lack of empathy: even on his death bed, he's fighting with his gay nurse and taunting the woman he helped put to death, Ethel Rosenberg. The other patient is Prior Walter, who is visited by an angel and deserted by his self-pitying lover, Louis. Louis moves on to a relationship with Joe Pitt, a Mormon lawyer whose closeted homosexuality drives his wife to delusions and brings his mother to New York
Wit by Mike Nichols( Visual )

11 editions published between 2001 and 2010 in English and held by 1,739 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An English professor, who alienates her students, has always had control over her life. That is until she is diagnosed with a devasting illness. She agrees to undergo a series of procedures that are brutal, extensive and experimental. She finds that the fine line between life and death can only be walked with wit
William Shakespeare's The merchant of Venice by William Shakespeare( Visual )

5 editions published between 2004 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 1,735 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Antonio, a successful but cash-poor merchant, approaches Shylock, a wealthy moneylender, for a loan to help his young friend Bassanio woo the fair Portia. Despite being longtime enemies, Shylock grants the request, but demands one pound of Antonio's flesh if the debt is not repaid on time. When Antonio defaults on the loan, Shylock seeks what is legally owed him but soon learns that those to whom evil is done, do evil in return"--Container
The player by Daniele Segre( Visual )

28 editions published between 1992 and 2016 in English and French and held by 1,623 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"I was just thinking what an interesting concept it is to eliminate the writer from the artistic process. If we could just get rid of these actors and directors, maybe we've got something here."--Griffin Mill. Griffin is a slick, successful film studio vice president whose primary duty is to listen to story pitches from a constant stream of writers. Like all Hollywood producers, he's always looking over his shoulder, and he thinks up-and-comer Larry Levy is after his job. Along with power lunches, corporate in-fighting, and bottom-line priorities, a mysterious someone--probably an ignored and angry screenwriter--has been leaving him threatening postcards. When he finally takes action, his cool aplomb deserts him, things go seriously sideways, and Griffin's world begins falling apart
Drugstore cowboy by Gus Van Sant( Visual )

9 editions published between 1989 and 2005 in English and held by 748 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A band of drug addicts, led by a husband and wife team, resort to robbing drugstores to stay high. They are successful in avoiding capture until their luck begins to run out, and the husband finally realizes he must give up drugs and Diane to survive
The field by Jim Sheridan( Visual )

7 editions published between 1991 and 2008 in English and held by 665 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The field is a plot of land in rural Ireland, rented and tended by an old man. When the owner sells the land to an American developer, the old man decides to fight the change, regardless of the cost
Short cuts by Robert Altman( Visual )

6 editions published between 1993 and 2008 in English and held by 626 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

While helicopters overhead spray against a Medfly infestation, a group of peoples' lives in Los Angeles intersect, some casually, some to more lasting effect. While they go out to concerts and jazz clubs and even have their pools cleaned, these same folks also lie, drink, and cheat. Death itself seems never to be far away. A look at human life and American culture with over 20 lives interweaving
Short cuts by Robert Altman( Visual )

10 editions published between 1997 and 2015 in English and held by 589 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The everyday lives of a number of Los Angeles residents are the subject of this loosely-knitted collection of short stories
Normal by Jane Anderson( Visual )

5 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 572 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Roy and Irma are a devoted couple living a normal life in rural Illinois. At a party celebrating their 25th wedding anniversary, Roy inexplicably blacks out. As he awakens, it is with the realization that his life must change forever. Roy confesses to Irma that he's a woman trapped in a man's body and that he wants a sex change. A surprise to his wife, turns out to be a shock to the church-going community. Now Roy must face his friends, co-workers and his own children as he confronts his own transformation
Path to war by Daniel Giat( Visual )

4 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 498 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beginning after his election to the Presidency, Lyndon Johnson's dreams for "The Great Society" and his vision for civil rights in America were overshadowed by the Vietnam War. Johnson watches the nation react to the deaths of young Americans overseas
Restoration by Michael Hoffman( Visual )

15 editions published between 1995 and 2012 in English and held by 450 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Robert Merivel abandons his medical studies to revel in gluttony, indolence, & buffoonery at the court of King Charles II. He becomes King Charles' medic to the royal dogs, and is delegated to marry the royal mistress. When he falls in love with her, however, he is banished from court, leading to work in a Quaker Bedlam
Mind hunters by Renny Harlin( Visual )

5 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 367 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Trainees in the FBI's psychological profiling program must put their training into practice when they discover a killer in their midst
American heart by Martin Bell( Visual )

5 editions published between 1992 and 2003 in English and held by 350 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jack Kelson has only 3 goals when he gets out of prison get a room, get a job, and get to Alaska where the air is clean and a man can start fresh again. But he never stopped to consider that his 14 year old son has a dream too-- a dream of being with the only family he knows, his dad
Lullaby( Visual )

2 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 281 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jonathan, the black sheep of a well-to-do family, is finally coming home. His cancer-stricken father, Robert, has announced he's ending his life in less than 48 hours. At first confused, angry and remote, Jonathan eventually sees the barriers he has set up to cope with the imagined disappointment from his estranged family, including his fragile mother, and seemingly successful sister. A chance encounter with his old girlfriend, now engaged to another man, leads him to further contemplate the choices he's made. As he sorts through his conflicted feelings and opens up to his father, he exposes the great love that has been hidden by regret and expectations. Despite his sorrow, Jonathan finds new strength and purpose in becoming the man his father knew he could be
After dark, my sweet( Visual )

5 editions published between 1990 and 2002 in English and held by 200 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An ex-boxer seems the perfect pawn to pull off a kidnapping planned by a sexy widow and a cop-turned-con man. When he realizes he's been manipulated, he turns the tables with a game of deceit and raw desire that can only end in death
Mister Johnson by Bruce Beresford( Visual )

11 editions published between 1991 and 2002 in English and held by 166 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Funny and sometimes poignant look at the struggle between men of the British Empire and West African villagers in 1923
Pascali's island by James Deardon( Visual )

4 editions published between 1988 and 1991 in English and held by 149 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1908 on an obscure island in the Aegean Sea, Pascali is a spy for the decaying Turkish Empire. The story hinges on the arrival of a British archaeologist and his affair with an expatriate; it is a tale of greed, lust, and intrigue
Tapeheads by Bill Fishman( Visual )

6 editions published between 1988 and 2009 in English and held by 111 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After being fired from their jobs as security guards, Josh and Ivan form Video Aces, a music video production company. Using Josh's talent and Ivan's business savvy, they attempt to hit it big in the business. They cross paths with theirs are Norman Mart, an extremely right-wing presidential candidate, Samantha Gregory, a scheming music reporter, and their childhood idols, The Swanky Modes
Distant voices, still lives by Terence Davies( Visual )

3 editions published between 1989 and 1990 in English and held by 107 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"An impressionistic view of a working-class family in 1940s and 1950s Liverpool, based on Davies's own family. The first part, Distant voices, opens with grown siblings Eileen, Maisie, and Tony, and their mother arranged in mourning clothes before the photograph of their smiling father. Soon after, the family poses in a similar tableau, but for a happier occasion--Eileen's wedding. While relatives sing at her reception, Eileen hysterically grieves for her dad, and recalls happy times of her youth. Tony and Maisie's memories, however, are more troubled. ... In Still lives, set (and filmed) two years later, the siblings are settled in life, but not all happily. For Eileen, relief from her drab existence comes only when singing at the pub."
Finding Graceland( Visual )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 98 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A drifter who believes he is the real Elvis on his way home to Graceland takes everyone else along on a surreal ride
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