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River Road Entertainment (Firm)

Works: 56 works in 358 publications in 5 languages and 26,396 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Biographical films  Historical films  Action and adventure films  Musical films  History  Nonfiction films  Western films  Thrillers (Motion pictures) 
Roles: prn, Producer
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by River Road Entertainment (Firm)
12 Years a Slave by Steve McQueen( Visual )

26 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 3,469 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on the true story of Solomon Northup. It is 1841, and Northup, an accomplished, free citizen of New York, is kidnapped and sold into slavery. Stripped of his identity and deprived of all dignity, Northup is ultimately purchased by ruthless plantation owner Edwin Epps and must find the strength within to survive. Filled with powerful performances by an astonishing cast including Chiwetel Ejiofor, Michael Fassbender, Benedict Cumberbatch, Brad Pitt, and newcomer Lupita Nyong'o, 12 Years a Slave is both an unflinching account of slavery in American history and a celebration of the indomitable power of hope
Food, Inc. by Robert Kenner( Visual )

31 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 3,130 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"You are what you eat. It is a simple expression that bears scary implications as you watch the acclaimed documentary Food, Inc. Director Robert Kenner draws upon the searing reportage of authors Eric Schlosser (Fast Food Nation) and Michael Pollan (The Omnivore's Dilemma) to explore how modern developments in food production pose grave risks to our health and environment. These writers aren't radicals or even vegetarians (Schlosser admits that his favourite meal is a hamburger and fries), but they are crusaders when it comes to exposing problems and naming offenders. There are stories of heartbreak and outrage, but the film carefully channels these emotions towards opportunities for activism. Watching Food, Inc. gives you a strong appetite for better meals."--Distributor's website
Into the Wild by Sean Penn( Visual )

29 editions published between 2007 and 2017 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,811 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young man abandons his life of comfort and pursues a life on the open road
Brokeback Mountain by Ang Lee( Visual )

40 editions published between 2005 and 2013 in English and held by 2,417 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It's 1963, a time in the United States when life was simple, straightforward and the lines between the sexes and sex roles were crisply drawn and severely delineated. Ennis Del Mar and Jack Twist find themselves thrown together when they are hired to tend sheep in the remote area of Brokeback Mountain, Wyoming. Because of the job, the two are forced to spend many hours together alone in the wild. Ennis and Jack are inexorably drawn to each other through their proximity, loneliness and through a shared lack of tenderness and emotion in their lives and are emotionally, physically and psychically bonded to each other almost from the start
The tree of life by Terrence Malick( Visual )

52 editions published between 2010 and 2018 in 3 languages and held by 2,285 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The impressionistic story of a Texas family in the 1950s. The film follows the life journey of the eldest son, Jack, through the innocence of childhood to his disillusioned adult years as he tries to reconcile a complicated relationship with his father
A monster calls by J. A Bayona( Visual )

17 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 1,773 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Twelve-year-old Conor, dealing with his mother's illness, a less-than-sympathetic grandmother, and bullying classmates, finds a most unlikely ally when a monster appears at his bedroom window. Ancient, wild, and relentless, the monster guides Conor on a journey of courage, faith, and truth
A prairie home companion by Robert Altman( Visual )

5 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and Chinese and held by 1,767 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"El aclamado programa de radio de Garrison Keillor, es fervientemente seguido por más de cuatro millones de oyentes en 558 estaciones radiales a través de todo el territorio de los Estados Unidos. La película es una fábula tragicómica cuya historia se desarrolla en el interior de la estructura de uno de los más terribles programas emitidos: aquel en el cual todos aquellos que hacían el programa más reconocido y con mayor trayectoria de la radio supieron que sería el último."--Cinefis web site
Love & mercy by William Pohlad( Visual )

21 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 1,472 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
Valerian and the city of a thousand planets by Luc Besson( Visual )

10 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 1,395 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the 28th century, Valerian and Laureline are a team of special operatives charged with maintaining order throughout the human territories. Under assignment from the Minister of Defense, the two embark on a mission to the astonishing city of Alpha. A mystery is at the center of Alpha, a dark force which threatens the peaceful existence of the city
Fair game by Doug Liman( Visual )

15 editions published between 2010 and 2018 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 1,283 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the run-up to the Iraq War, Valerie Plame, a supervisor of covert operations at the CIA, is assigned to determine if Saddam has nuclear weapons. In secret, she interviews scientists inside Iraq and suggests that her husband, a former diplomat, go to Niger to investigate a report from the Vice President's office that Iraq bought enriched uranium there. When the country goes to war, in part based on the President's claim that the sale took place, Plame's husband, Joe Wilson, writes in the New York Times that the report is false. The White House smears the couple to change the subject. Her career ruined, his credibility under attack, their marriage starts to crack. Can they find trust and fight back?
The Runaways by Floria Sigismondi( Visual )

5 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 1,031 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With the success of their all-girl teenage rock band, Joan Jett and Cherie Currie's friendship begins to unwind after Currie decides to leave the group
Se, jie = Lust, caution by Ang Lee( Visual )

27 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 711 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in Japanese-occupied Shanghai, a young woman finds herself swept up in a radical plot to assassinate a ruthless and secretive intelligence agent. As she immerses herself in her role as a cosmopolitan seductress, she becomes entangled in a dangerous game of emotional intrigue, love and betrayal
Fur : an imaginary portrait of Diane Arbus by Steven Shainberg( Visual )

6 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 671 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Turning her back on her wealthy, established family, Diane Arbus falls in with Lionel Sweeney. Sweeney is an enigmatic mentor who introduces Arbus to the marginalized people who help her become one of the most revered photographers of the twentieth century. Diane's strange, new world unlocks her deepest secrets, awakens her remarkable artistic genius, and launches her path to becoming the artist she is meant to be
Time out of mind by Oren Moverman( Visual )

4 editions published in 2015 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 649 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

George is a man whose struggle to find food and a place to sleep in New York City is beautifully captured with remarkable realism and heartrending compassion. Shuffled into the unforgiving bureaucracy of a men's shelter, George seems destined to wind up as just another lost soul swallowed up by the system, until he meets a gregarious, down-and-out ex-jazzman who inspires George to reconnect with his estranged daughter
Chicago 10 by Hank Azaria( Visual )

6 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 462 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chronicles the anti-war protest of the 1968 Democratic National Convention held in Chicago and the protest organizers brought to trial by the city. Told with animation, archival footage and music
The last face by Sean Penn( Visual )

6 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 452 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Follows the love affair of a director of an international aid agency in Africa and a relief aid doctor amidst a political/social revolution, as together they face tough choices surrounding humanitarianism and life through civil unrest
A Prairie home companion with Garrison Keillor : 30th broadcast season celebration( Visual )

2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 217 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bonus material: Sweet corn ; BR549 - Ain't got time ; SFX Balloon ; Only for you ; BR549 - I'll be yours and you'll be mine ; Photo gallery
Food, Inc.( Visual )

3 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 193 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lifts the veil on our nation's food industry, exposing how our nation's food supply is now controlled by a handful of corporations that often put profits ahead of consumer health, the livelihood of the American farmer, the safety of workers and our own environment. Reveals surprising - and often shocking truths - about what we eat, how it's produced and who we have become as a nation
Bobby McFerrin : Try this at home( Visual )

2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shot in front of a concert hall audience, this performance shows McFerrin's vocal acuities, his rhythms and tonalizations, his spontaneous creations, and his interaction with the audience
Vers l'inconnu( Visual )

3 editions published in 2013 in French and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Freshly graduated from college with a promising future ahead, Christopher McCandless walked out of his privileged life and into the wild in search of adventure. What happened to him on the way transformed this young wanderer into an enduring symbol for countless people - a fearless risk-taker who wrestled with the precarious balance between man and nature. Based on a true story
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Brokeback Mountain
A prairie home companionFur : an imaginary portrait of Diane Arbus