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Roadside Attractions (Firm)

Overview
Works: 114 works in 458 publications in 2 languages and 58,354 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Comedy films  Film adaptations  Documentary films  Nonfiction films  History  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Romance films  Biographical films  Domestic drama (Motion pictures) 
Roles: prn, Producer
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Roadside Attractions (Firm)
Winter's Bone by Debra Granik( Visual )

13 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in English and held by 2,472 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 )

18 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in English and held by 1,863 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 )

10 editions published between 2014 and 2017 in English and held by 1,763 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
Mr. Holmes by Bill Condon( Visual )

8 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 1,737 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1947, an aging Sherlock Holmes 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 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
Biutiful by Alejandro González Iñárritu( Visual )

13 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in Spanish and held by 1,707 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
Love & mercy by William Pohlad( Visual )

11 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 1,546 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
Hello, my name is Doris( Visual )

7 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 1,486 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 Williamsburg 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
Margin call by J. C Chandor( Visual )

15 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in English and held by 1,468 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Who cares about the suffering--existential, financial, or other--of those who blindly mismanaged our monies into this ever-expanding, nay, verily bottomless pit of debt? No one, but this film may help viewers understand A) the birth of current financial woes, and B) what it might have been like, in those first few hours within the confines of an early investment trading firm casualty. Fueled by a mass layoff, a thumb drive, and a rocket-scientist-cum-analyst who really understands the numbers, the last night of good times on Wall Street unfolds as rung by rung, up the executive ladder, travels news that is -- apocalyptic. For viewers who still have no idea of how 2008's meltdown happened, this film is one fiction that will make it ever so much more real
Albert Nobbs by Rodrigo García( Visual )

6 editions published between 2011 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,420 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
A hologram for the king by Tom Tykwer( Visual )

7 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 1,415 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
Good hair by Jeff Stilson( Visual )

6 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 1,377 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Comedian Chris Rock tackles the very personal issue of hair, and how attaining good hair can impact African Americans' 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 )

4 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 1,371 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
Miss you already by Catherine Hardwicke( Visual )

7 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 1,308 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 1,263 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A satirical portrait of race relations in early 21st-century America, writer/director Justin Simien's playfully perceptive feature debut tells the story of a biracial Winchester University student whose controversial radio show sparks a media frenzy of epic proportions. When Samantha White (Tessa Thompson) begins her radio program by declaring that white people will now be required to have two black friends in order to avoid appearing racist (and that drug dealers don't count), she immediately catches the attention of the all-black residential hall that is being forced out of existence due to diversification. Subsequently elected president of the hall, Samantha becomes the subject of a reality show that deals with racial issues. Meanwhile, the Winchester University's all-white student newspaper staff mistakenly assumes that young black outcast Lionel Higgins (Tyler James Williams) is an expert on black culture, and recruits him to report on the brewing controversy
Super size me by Morgan Spurlock( Visual )

16 editions published between 2004 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,196 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 Richard Tanne( Visual )

7 editions published in 2016 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 1,192 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
Chi-raq by Spike Lee( Visual )

5 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 1,177 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"--Container
The skeleton twins( Visual )

8 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 1,165 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Maggie and Milo are estranged twins who are reunited after ten years of being apart. Follow their unforgettable journey to reconnect, as they realize that the key to fixing their lives may just lie in repairing their relationship
Stories we tell by Sarah Polley( Visual )

7 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in English and held by 1,126 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
I.O.U.S.A. by Ke lei deng( Visual )

6 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 1,115 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
 
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Alternative Names
Roadside Attractions film production company

Roadside Attractions productora de cine

Roadside Attractions société de production de cinéma

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路邊風景電影公司

Languages
English (163)

Spanish (13)