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Roadside Attractions (Firm)

Overview
Works: 96 works in 394 publications in 2 languages and 56,441 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Documentary films  History  Comedy films  Biographical films  Romantic comedy films  Nonfiction films  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Historical films 
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 )

11 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in English and held by 2,455 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 )

16 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 between 2014 and 2017 in English and held by 1,758 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 1,704 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Uxbal (Javier Bardem) es parte del submundo ilegal de Barcelona, un simple intermediario entre inmigrantes ilegales chinos que fabrican productos a su vez vendidos por inmigrantes ilegales africanos, con el visto bueno de un par de policías corruptos. De la torta de ganancias todos muerden algo, y la parte que le toca a Uxbal alcanza para apenas sostener su hogar, en el cual vive con sus hijos: Ana (Hanaa Bouchaib) y Mateo (Guillermo Estrella). Como si esto fuese poco, debe también lidiar con su ex esposa Marambra (Maricel Álvarez), alcohólica y mentalmente inestable. Su caos cotidiano toma un giro vertiginoso al enterarse que su vida y la de sus hijos pende de un hilo debido a un cáncer severo. Uxbal, tiene un poder metafísico que le permite comunicarse con los espíritus de personas que acaban de morir, debe entonces resolver su propia espiritualidad antes de partir de este mundo. Su figura de padre, la compasión que le tiene a su esposa, el lugar prácticamente inevitable que ocupa en el mundo ilegal, el remordimiento por su pasado, una tragedia reciente, y el terror a que el futuro de sus hijo empeore, lo comen por dentro tanto como el mismo cáncer. Uxbal explora los rincones más oscuros de la debilidad humana en busca de una redención que parece imposible
Mr. Holmes by Bill Condon( Visual )

7 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 1,677 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 1,534 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 1,467 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
Hello, my name is Doris( Visual )

5 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 1,456 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
Albert Nobbs by Rodrigo García( Visual )

5 editions published between 2012 and 2015 in English and held by 1,428 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 1,389 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Writer-director Tykwer skillfully presents a series of fantastical scenes in a way that has us thinking: Sure, that could happen. This is quite simply a beautiful film to behold."--Richard Roeper
Miss you already by Catherine Hardwicke( Visual )

7 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 1,297 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
Super size me by Morgan Spurlock( Visual )

15 editions published between 2004 and 2016 in English and held by 1,211 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 )

6 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 1,171 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 1,161 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
I.O.U.S.A. by Ke lei deng( Visual )

6 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 1,127 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 1,118 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this inspired, genre-twisting film, Oscar-nominated writer/director Sarah Polley discovers that the truth depends on who's telling it. Polley is both filmmaker and detective as she investigates the secrets behind a family of storytellers. She playfully interviews and interrogates a cast of characters of varying reliability, eliciting refreshingly candid, yet mostly contradictory, answers to the same questions
 
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Languages
English (129)

Spanish (11)