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Sixteen Films (Firm)

Overview
Works: 26 works in 92 publications in 5 languages and 5,143 library holdings
Genres: Drama  History  Biographical films  War films  Historical films  Film adaptations  Anthology films  Internet videos  Romance films  Musical films 
Roles: Producer, prn
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.4372
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Most widely held works by Sixteen Films (Firm)
The Wind That Shakes the Barley by Ken Loach( Visual )

12 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in English and Turkish and held by 1,415 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ireland, 1920. Damien O'Donovan is leaving for London for an internship, until the dreaded Black and Tans attack his hurling mates, killing one for not speaking English. Thus sidetracked by the Irish War for Independence, Damien is convinced by his brother Teddy to throw his lot in with the IRA. Damien is a purist, an idealist, and therefore marked for a tragic destiny, while Teddy is a fatefully pragmatic politician. These differences between the brothers propel the film through its terrible final act, as the signing of Anglo-Irish Treaty establishes the Irish Free State, splits the Republican movement, and unleashes the Irish Civil War
I, Daniel Blake( Visual )

5 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in English and held by 630 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A carpenter recovering from a heart attack befriends a single mother and her two kids as together they battle the national health care and benefits system
Oranges and sunshine by Jim Loach( Visual )

7 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 573 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The unforgettable true story of Margaret Humphreys, a social worker who uncovered one of the most controversial scandals of recent times: the organized deportation of innocent children from the UK to Australia, where they were thought to be lost in the system forever. Against overwhelming odds, and with little regard for her own safety, Humphreys reunited thousands of families and brought worldwide attention to a corrupt system and an extraordinary miscarriage of justice
Jimmy's hall by Ken Loach( Visual )

5 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 509 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1921 Jimmy Gralton's sin was to build a dance hall on a rural crossroads in an Ireland on the brink of Civil War. The Pearse-Connolly Hall was a place where young people could come to learn, to argue, to dream; but above all to dance and have fun. As the hall grew in popularity its socialist and free-spirited reputation brought it to the attention of the church and politicians who forced Jimmy to flee and the hall to close
The angels' share by Ken Loach( Visual )

6 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 419 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Escaping a prison sentence by the skin of his teeth, the wayward and disillusioned Robbie is given one last chance to turn his life around. Together the four friends he embarks on an adventure and discovers that turning to drink might just change their lives - not cheap fortified wine, but the best malt whiskies in the world
Sweet sixteen by Ken Loach( Visual )

8 editions published between 2002 and 2007 in English and held by 309 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

There's precious little sweetness in Liam's life in the weeks before his 16th birthday: his mother is in prison, and his stepfather Stan is a bullying small-time drug dealer. Liam wants a normal life with mom, his older sister and her baby boy, in a caravan he picked out himself. Naïve, driven Liam comes to the attention of a local crime lord, who offers him employment--but with conditions that are merciless. Liam is locked into a destiny that he can't escape, by a country that has written him off. His dreams of escaping to a better life sabotaged by his own refusal to the misery common to his class
Looking for Eric by Ken Loach( Visual )

5 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 296 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eric Bishop, a British soccer fanatic who is down on Eric Bishop, a British soccer fanatic who is down on legendary player for Manchester United. Cantona is there to lend a hand with raising his kids and showing him how to woo back his ex-wife. When the menace of crime threatens Bishop's home, Cantona's advice finally gets him to reach out to his friends that have always been ready to help via a con job that is quite effective
Tickets by Ermanno Olmi( Visual )

3 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in Italian and held by 266 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this anthology film, an elderly businessman finds solace and a new insight into life when he meets a younger woman who arranges his train ticket after his flight is canceled. A young man is torn between an older woman who controls him and a younger one that attracts him. And three Scottish youths on their way to the football match of their dreams are forced to open their eyes and see the bigger picture when they meet an Albanian family. In each case, the train journey changes the course of all their lives
A fond kiss-- by Ken Loach( Visual )

3 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in English and held by 227 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A second generation Pakistani in Glasgow falls for the White, Irish Catholic music teacher at his sister's school. They try to make the relationship work despite a tentative arranged marriage and parental and societal pressures
Mediastan( Visual )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 201 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In May 2010 US army analyst Private Manning was arrested in Iraq on suspicion of having passed state secrets to the online publisher WikiLeaks. Manning was accused of leaking hundreds of thousands of diplomatic and military documents. Shortly thereafter a small group of journalists made their way through Central Asia interviewing editors. Their real goal: to find local media outlets to publish the secret US diplomatic cables. Mediastan is a journey from Afghanistan to Manhattan, through the boundaries of freedom of speech. Venturing into the minds of those who shape our understanding of the world."--Sixteen Films website
Les bien-aimés = Beloved by Christophe Honoré( Visual )

4 editions published in 2012 in French and English and held by 196 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1964 Paris, Madeleine works as a shoe salesgirl and a part-time prostitute. She falls in love with Jaromil, a Czech doctor she picks up, and the two continue to see each other for years despite Madeleine's marriage to another man. Meanwhile, Madeleine's daughter Vera has romantic trouble of her own: she is torn between her longtime boyfriend and an unobtainable American musician
I, Daniel Blake = Moi, Daniel Blake by Ken Loach( Visual )

4 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A carpenter recovering from a heart attack befriends a single mother and her two kids as together they battle the national health care system
Ae fond kiss = (Just a kiss) by Ken Loach( Visual )

4 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in Turkish and English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Casim is a second generation Pakistani from Glasgow. Working as a DJ in Glasgow's coolest venues, he dreams of buying his own club. His parents Tariq and Sadia are devout Muslims and plan for him to marry his beautiful cousin Jasmine - who is soon to arrive in the UK. His proud father spends all his spare time supervising the building of an extension to the family home where the couple are to live. Casim's parents then arrange for his older sister Rukhsana to marry Amar, a promising young scientist from a good family. Life for Casim and his family is ticking along nicely. Until he meets Roisin
Moi, Daniel Blake = I, Daniel Blake( Visual )

3 editions published in 2018 in French and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pour la première fois de sa vie, Daniel Blake, un menuisier anglais de 59 ans, est contraint de faire appel à l'aide sociale à la suite de problèmes cardiaques. Mais bien que son médecin lui ait interdit de travailler, il se voit signifier l'obligation d'une recherche d'emploi sous peine de sanction. Au cours de ses rendez-vous réguliers au « job center », Daniel va croiser la route de Katie, mère célibataire de deux enfants qui a été contrainte d'accepter un logement à 450km de sa ville natale pour ne pas être placée en foyer d'accueil. Pris tous deux dans les filets des aberrations administratives de la Grande-Bretagne d'aujourd'hui, Daniel et Katie vont tenter de s'entraider
I, Daniel Blake( Visual )

4 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A carpenter recovering from a heart attack befriends a single mother and her two kids as together they battle the national health care system
It's a free world! by Ken Loach( Visual )

2 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Martino unstrung : a brain mystery by Pat Martino( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Legendary jazz guitar virtuoso Pat Martino underwent brain surgery that saved his life but erased all memory, some emotion and the ability to play. There he should have remained but after years in the wilderness he made an impossible comeback of astonishing power and mastery. Martino's story takes neuropsychologist Paul Broks to the outer realms of science to explore the mysteries of memory, self, creativity, and to reconsider who we are."
Route Irish by Ken Loach( Visual )

5 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and German and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As well as exploring the abuses perpetrated by private security firms on the ground in Iraq, this film tells the story of Fergus, a private security contractor in Iraq who rejects the official explanation of his friend Frankie's death and sets out to discover the truth
The Ken Loach collection by Ken Loach( Visual )

3 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The wind that shakes the barley: Story of two brothers involved in Ireland's struggle for independence and the Irish Civil War
The Ken Loach collection( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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