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River Road Entertainment (Firm)

Overview
Works: 57 works in 399 publications in 5 languages and 26,657 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Biographical films  Historical films  Action and adventure films  Musical films  History  Documentary films  Nonfiction films  Western films 
Roles: prn, Producer
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by River Road Entertainment (Firm)
12 Years a Slave by Steve McQueen( Visual )

28 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 3,524 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 Fassbener, 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 )

36 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 3,126 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores the U.S. commercial food industry, examining corporate control of supply and market. The film seeks to demonstrate how the incentive for corporate profit can overwhelm consumer health needs, as well as the livelihood of the American farmer, the safety of workers and the environment. Reveals various details of food ingredients and additives, and how contemporary mass production methods of food affects U.S. culture
Into the Wild by Sean Penn( Visual )

35 editions published between 2007 and 2017 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,890 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
Brokeback Mountain by Ang Lee( Visual )

46 editions published between 2005 and 2013 in English and held by 2,424 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wyoming, summer of 1963. Two young men, Ennis a ranch hand and Jack an aspiring rodeo bull rider, are sent to work together herding sheep on Brokeback Mountain. Both men anticipate the job to be a rather uneventful venture. But soon, it turns into an affair of love, of lust, and complications that will spand through two decades of their lives. Through marriage, through children, and through the grip of societal confines and the expectations of what it is to be a man
The tree of life by Terrence Malick( Visual )

56 editions published between 2010 and 2018 in 4 languages and held by 2,305 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is a film about the conflict between nature and grace, the agonizing mystery of God, and the meaning of life itself. The death of his brother forces Jack O'Brien to confront his past, which is dominated by his difficult relationship with his father. Jack's father was a stern authoritarian whose no-nonsense demeanor masked a host of unfulfilled dreams. His mother was a gentle, kind woman who often allowed her own needs and desires to give way to those of her husband and children. As Jack's memories come flooding back--of the course of a Texas summer in the 1950s--viewers observe Jack's evolving relationship with his parents, his younger brother, and God, while adult Jack questions the meanings of life, love, and family
A monster calls by J. A Bayona( Visual )

17 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 1,838 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 )

7 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and Chinese and held by 1,741 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As if the result of some strange mass-media fluke, the popular radio program "A Prairie Home Companion" somehow managed to survive the television age to entertain its audience every Saturday night from the stage of the historic Fitzgerald Theater in St. Paul, Minn. Week after week, hangdog host G.K. serves as unflappable emcee to an amiable hodgepodge of radio-friendly acts that include the likes of popular country duo Yolanda and Rhonda Johnson and singing cowboys the Old Trailhands. This is one show where the under-the-line antics are nearly as entertaining as the program itself. The efforts of down-on-his-luck private dick and backstage doorkeeper Guy Noir discovers the true identity of a mysterious blonde and helps aspiring teen singer Lola to find her true voice before a live audience. There is still plenty of fun and mystery to be had at the old Fitzgerald before the final curtain falls
Love & mercy by William Pohlad( Visual )

22 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 1,507 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 )

13 editions published between 2017 and 2019 in English and held by 1,406 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 2011 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 1,273 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 )

6 editions published in 2010 in English and French and held by 1,022 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The RUNAWAYS--recounts JOAN JETT (Kristen Stewart) and her friend CHERIE CURRIE's (Dakota Fanning) rise from rebellious Southern California teens to headliners of the now-legendary group that paved the way for future generations of girl bands. Guitarist-singer Joan, drummer SANDY WEST and lead guitarist LITA FORD join forces with singer Cherie under the Svengali-like influence of rock impresario KIM FOWLEY (Michael Shannon). With her home life in tatters, Cherie adopts the band as her new family, especially Joan, who becomes her partner-in-crime and sometime lover. With its tough-chick image and raw talent, the band quickly earns a name for itself-and so do its two leads: Joan is the band's pure Rock 'n' Roll heart, while Cherie, with her Bowie-Bardot looks, is cast in the role of sex kitten. But during a tour of Japan at the peak of the band's quaalude-popping success, drugs and personality clashes drive a wedge between the girls that builds to a flash point, leading to an emotional and surprising conclusion. THE RUNAWAYS is the story of two troubled teenage girls whose turbulent friendship becomes the stuff of Rock 'n' Roll legend
Se, jie = Lust, caution by An Li( Visual )

29 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 755 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set against the backdrop of Japanese occupied Shanghai in 1942, 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 )

7 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 644 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 642 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
The last face by Sean Penn( Visual )

6 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 458 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
Chicago 10 by Hank Azaria( Visual )

8 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 450 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
Food, Inc.( Visual )

3 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 210 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
A Prairie home companion with Garrison Keillor : 30th broadcast season celebration( Visual )

2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 204 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
Bobby McFerrin : Try this at home( Visual )

2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 44 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
Les alimenteurs by Stéphane Horel( Visual )

5 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in French and held by 32 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
 
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Brokeback Mountain
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A prairie home companionFur : an imaginary portrait of Diane Arbus
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River Road Entertainment (Firm)

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English (303)

Chinese (25)

French (10)

Japanese (1)

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