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Avenue Pictures

Overview
Works: 65 works in 260 publications in 3 languages and 13,814 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Comedy films  Television mini-series  Television programs  Crime films  Detective and mystery films  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Dark comedy films  Historical films 
Roles: prn, Producer
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Avenue Pictures
Angels in America by Mike Nichols( Visual )

13 editions published between 2003 and 2006 in English and French and held by 1,897 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story centers around Prior Walter (Justin Kirk) and Louis Ironson (Ben Shenkman), a gay couple that falls apart when Prior grows ill as a result of AIDS. But cancer is not the only thing invading Prior's life: He begins to have religious visions of an angel (Emma Thompson) announcing that he is a prophet. Louis, who doesn't cope well with disease and suggestions of mortality, leaves and starts a relationship with Joe Pitt (Patrick Wilson), a closeted Mormon who works for Roy Cohn (Al Pacino)--the real-life right-wing lawyer, notorious for his ruthless behind-the-scenes machinations. Add in Joe's depressed and hallucinating wife Harper (Mary Louise Parker), his determined but open-minded mother Hannah (Meryl Streep), a fierce drag queen/nurse named Belize (Jeffrey Wright), and you've still only begun to discover the wealth of characters and storylines in Kushner's ambitious work
Wit by Mike Nichols( Visual )

12 editions published between 2001 and 2010 in English and held by 1,744 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Un emocional y compasivo retrato de una mujer que encuentra sentido a su existencia a través de su lucha contra en cancer de ovario terminal que le ha sido diagnosticado. "Ganas de vivir" convierte un tema algunas veces tabú y otras muchas traumático en una película accesible y muy llena de humor."--Envase
William Shakespeare's The Merchant of Venice by Michael Radford( Visual )

5 editions published between 2004 and 2015 in English and Italian and held by 1,723 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 Robert Altman( Visual )

36 editions published between 1992 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,674 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 )

13 editions published between 1989 and 2011 in English and held by 738 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
Short cuts( Visual )

4 editions published between 1993 and 2016 in English and held by 683 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
The field by Jim Sheridan( Visual )

8 editions published between 1991 and 2008 in English and held by 598 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A plot of earth in rural Ireland, The Field, is rented and lovingly cultivated by "Bull" McCabe. When its legal owner suddenly decides to sell the land, a wealthy American appears with plans to develop the area. To Bull, covering land with concrete is a mortal sin. To the villagers, an outsider owning Bull's field is an outrage that McCabe vows to prevent at any cost. The Field is a compelling story of one man's determined battle to resist change and defend his heritage"--Container
Normal by Jane Anderson( Visual )

6 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 578 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kort na hun 25-jarige bruiloft vertelt Roy aan zijn vrouw dat hij in het verkeerde lichaam geboren is en zich wil laten opereren
Path to war by Daniel Giat( Visual )

7 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 488 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
Short cuts( Visual )

6 editions published between 1993 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 373 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A look at human life and American culture with over 20 characters' lives interweaving
Mind hunters by Renny Harlin( Visual )

8 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 361 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
Lullaby( Visual )

3 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 321 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
Restoration by Michael Hoffman( Visual )

6 editions published between 1999 and 2012 in English and held by 303 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 17th century Britain, a young man seduced by the wealth and indolence of the Restoration court finds redemption of sorts through the love of a woman
Finding Graceland( Visual )

2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 273 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

While driving away his past in a beat-up old Cadillac, Byron picks up an eccentric on his way to Memphis. Normal enough, except that this drifter believes he is the real Elvis and that he's headed home to Gracelend. During the surreal and intense collision course that follows, this odd couple side swipes every emotion in the gamut. And after Byron unmasks a Marilyn Monroe look-alike, there's no denying the most powerful emotion of them all
Short cuts by Robert Altman( Visual )

14 editions published between 1993 and 2015 in English and held by 225 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Using plot elements and characters from nine Raymond Carver short stories, and setting them in Southern California, the film presents the interwoven lives of 22 characters, underscoring the elements of chance, violence and alienation in modern life
American heart by Martin Bell( Visual )

4 editions published between 1992 and 2003 in English and held by 212 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
After dark, my sweet( Visual )

5 editions published between 1990 and 2002 in English and held by 199 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
Restoration by Rose Tremain( Visual )

9 editions published between 1995 and 2011 in English and held by 146 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
Sex and death 101 by Daniel Waters( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 146 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A successful businessman finds his life turned upside down when he receives a premonition in an email listing not only every woman he's ever slept with, but who he will sleep with in the future, including a vindictive femme fatale
Pascali's island by James Deardon( Visual )

5 editions published between 1988 and 1991 in English and held by 131 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
 
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