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Roadside Attractions (Firm)

Overview
Works: 94 works in 386 publications in 2 languages and 55,541 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Comedy films  Documentary films  Film adaptations  History  Biographical films  Nonfiction films  Romance films  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Historical films 
Roles: prn, Producer
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.4372
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Most widely held works by Roadside Attractions (Firm)
Winter's Bone by Debra Granik( Visual )

10 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in English and held by 2,454 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

DVD: Seventeen-year-old Ree Dolly sets out to track down her father who put their house up for his bail bond and then disappeared. If she fails to find him, she and her family will be turned out into the Ozark woods. Challenging her outlaw kin's code of silence and risking her life, Ree hacks through the lies, evasions, and threats offered up by her relatives and begins to piece together the truth
The conspirator by Robert Redford( Visual )

15 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in English and held by 1,864 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the wake of Abraham Lincoln's assassination, seven men and one woman are arrested and charged with conspiring to kill the President, the Vice-President, and the Secretary of State. The lone woman charged, Mary Surratt, 42, owns a boarding house where John Wilkes Booth and others met and planned the simultaneous attacks. Against the ominous back-drop of post-Civil War Washington, newly-minted lawyer Frederick Aiken, a 28-year-old Union war hero, reluctantly agrees to defend Surratt before a military tribunal. As the trial unfolds, Aiken realizes his client may be innocent and that she is being used as bait and hostage in order to capture the only conspirator to have escaped a massive manhunt--her own son
All Is Lost by J. C Chandor( Visual )

9 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 1,773 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An open-water thriller about one man's battle for survival against the elements after his sailboat is destroyed at sea. Using only a sextant and nautical maps to chart his progress, he is forced to rely on ocean currents to carry him into a shipping lane in hopes of hailing a passing vessel. But with the sun unrelenting, sharks circling, and his meager supplies dwindling, the ever-resourceful sailor soon finds himself staring his mortality in the face
Biutiful by Alejandro González Iñárritu( Visual )

11 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in Spanish and held by 1,696 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Biutiful" takes place in grimy and crowded parts of Barcelona that are a world away from that city's tourist attractions. Uxbal is a midlevel mobster, in charge of Chinese sweatshop workers making counterfeit watches and bags, and the African vendors who sell them. He collects and dispenses money, and runs interference with the cops. He also has two young children, a mentally unstable former wife, and a terminal illness. He is trying, despite his job, to be a good man, a good father. He tries to be stoical, tough, and compassionate, but he suffers because he cannot do good things, and he cares about the consequences of his actions
Mr. Holmes by Bill Condon( Visual )

7 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 1,671 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

1947: An aging Sherlock Holmes (Sir Ian McKellan), The Lord of the Rings saga) returns from a journey to Japan, where, in search of a rare plant with powerful restorative qualities, he has witnessed the devastation of nuclear warfare. Now, in his remote seaside farmhouse, Holmes faces the end of his days, with only the company of his housekeeper (Laura Linney, The Big C) and her young son, Roger. Grappling with the diminishing powers of his mind, Holmes comes to rely upon the boy as he revisits the circumstances of the unsolved case that forced him into retirement, and searches for the answers to the mysteries of life and love - before it's too late."--Container
Love & mercy by William Pohlad( Visual )

9 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 1,526 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

We all know the music, but few know the true story of musical genius, Brian Wilson, and his struggles with brilliance and balance. Love & Mercy paints an unconventional portrait of the artist by interweaving seminal moments from his youth and later life, as it explores how Brian came to be who he is today. The role of Brian Wilson is masterfully shared between Paul Dano as the younger, 1960s Brian; and John Cusack as Wilson in the 1980s. The film explores the many challenges Brian has faced, both from his point of view in his younger years; and from the perspective of his now wife, Melinda who meets Brian in his 40s and under the questionable medical care of Dr. Eugene Landy. The Beach Boys were already experiencing chart topping success with Surfin' Safari, I Get Around, Help Me Rhonda, California Girls and Good Vibrations when Brian found himself driven to move in a new musical direction. Whilst this would ultimately lead to the creation of what is widely ranked as one of the greatest albums of all time - Pet Sounds - and songs like Wouldn't It Be Nice, Sloop John B and God Only Knows; it also lead to the band breaking up and Brian breaking down
Margin call by J. C Chandor( Visual )

14 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in English and held by 1,465 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in the high-stakes world of Wall Street, Margin Call is an entangling thriller involving the key players at an investment firm during one perilous 24-hour period in the early stages of the 2008 financial crisis. When an entry-level analyst unlocks information that could prove to be the downfall of the firm, a roller-coaster ride ensues as decisions both financial and moral catapult the lives of all involved to the brink of disaster
Hello, my name is Doris( Visual )

5 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 1,450 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Doris Miller meets John Fremont, sparks fly - at least for Doris. When Doris begins showing up at John's regular haunts, she wins over his friends. Her new life brings Doris a thrilling perspective, but also creates a rift between her and her longtime friends and family, who believe she's making a fool of herself over a guy half her age
Albert Nobbs by Rodrigo García( Visual )

5 editions published between 2012 and 2015 in English and held by 1,427 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A woman passes as a man in order to work and survive in 19th century Ireland. Some thirty years after donning men's clothing, she finds herself trapped in a prison of her own making
Good hair by Jeff Stilson( Visual )

6 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 1,390 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Comedian Chris Rock tackles the very personal issue of hair, and how attaining good hair can impact African American's activities, relationships, wallets, and a self-esteem. Engages in frank, funny conversations with haircare professionals, beautyshop and barbershop patrons, as well as featuring interviews with Dr. Maya Angelou, Nia Long, Ice-T, Raven Symone, and more
Much Ado About Nothing by Joss Whedon( Visual )

3 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 1,385 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Joss Whedon's sexy and contemporary spin on Shakespeare's classic comedy about the story of sparring lovers Beatrice and Benedick offers a sensual, tragic and occasionally absurd view of the intricate game that is love
A hologram for the king( Visual )

6 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 1,383 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a rising Saudi Arabian city, far from weary, recession-scarred America, a struggling businessman named Alan Clay pursues a last-ditch attempt to stave off foreclosure, pay his daughter's college tuition, and finally do something great
Miss you already by Catherine Hardwicke( Visual )

6 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 1,298 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It's an honest and powerful story following two best friends, Milly and Jess, as they navigate life's highs and lows. Inseparable since they were young girls, they can't remember a time they didn't share everything, secrets, clothes, even boyfriends, but nothing prepares them for the day Milly is hit with life-altering news. A story for every modern woman, it celebrates the bond of true friendship that ultimately can never be broken, even in life's toughest moments
Dear White People by Justin Simien( Visual )

5 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 1,241 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A sharp and funny comedy about a group of African-American students as they navigate campus life and racial boundaries at a predominately white college. A sly, provocative satire about being a black face in a white place
Super size me by Morgan Spurlock( Visual )

15 editions published between 2004 and 2016 in English and held by 1,202 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Filmmaker Morgan Spurlock embarks on a journey to find out if fast food is making Americans fat. For 30 days he can't eat or drink anything that isn't on McDonald's menu; he must eat three square meals a day, he must eat everything on the menu at least once and supersize his meal if asked. He treks across the country interviewing a host of experts on fast food and a number of regular folk while downing McDonald's to try and find out why 37% of American are now overweight. Spurlock's grueling diet spirals him into a metamorphosis that will make you think twice about picking up another Big Mac
Southside with you by Tanna( Visual )

6 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 1,159 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chronicles the summer afternoon in 1989 when the future President of the United States, Barack Obama, wooed the future First Lady, Michelle Robinson, on an epic first date across Chicago's South Side
The skeleton twins( Visual )

8 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 1,157 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Craig Johnson's drama The Skeleton Twins stars Saturday Night Live alumni Bill Hader and Kristen Wiig as suicidal siblings Milo and Maggie. After Milo cuts his wrists, Maggie moves him into her home in New York where she lives with her husband (Luke Wilson). Both brother and sister are dealing with severe emotional issues stemming from their own father's suicide, as well as their absent mother. While back in his hometown, Milo reconnects with a former lover (Ty Burrell) who was also his high-school English teacher. Meanwhile, Maggie has concerns about becoming a mother, and can't keep herself from cheating on her husband with her SCUBA instructor
Chi-Raq by Spike Lee( Visual )

5 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 1,149 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chi-Raq is a modern day adaptation of the ancient Greek play 'Lysistrata' by Aristophanes. After the murder of a child by a stray bullet, a group of women led by Lysistrata organize against the on-going violence in Chicago's South Side creating a movement that challenges the nature of race, sex and violence in America and around the world
I.O.U.S.A. by Ke lei deng( Visual )

6 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 1,132 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"I.O.U.S.A. tells the story of America in debt. Faced with key deficits in budget, savings, trade and leadership, increased foreign competition and ballooning financial obligations, the federal government is critically overextended. With the economy already in shambles, 78 million baby boomers are now expecting retirement benefits from their indebted federal government. Weaving together archival footage, economic data and candid interviews with Warren Buffett, Alan Greenspan, Paul O'Neill, Robert Rubin, Alice Rivlin and Paul Volcker, along with David Walker of the Peter G. Peterson Foundation and Robert Bixby of the Concord Coalition, the film offers a vivid and alarming profile of America's financial status."--Container
Stories we tell by Sarah Polley( Visual )

7 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in English and held by 1,116 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Academy Award nominee Sarah Polley's extraordinary Stories We Tell is a deeply moving portrait of a family dealing with a legacy of secrets and lies, and the elusive nature of truth itself. Stories We Tell unpeels the complex life of Diane, an aspiring actress and mother, and the shockwaves that a series of impulsive actions unleash on her children, husband and community. With this groundbreaking new feature that seamlessly blends past and present, the real and the imagined, Polley's characteristically unflinching yet compassionate gaze delivers a level of depth and emotion only hinted at by her acclaimed earlier directorial works, Away From Her and Take This Waltz." --Kanopy website
 
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Spanish (11)