WorldCat Identities

Oduye, Adepero

Overview
Works: 22 works in 141 publications in 2 languages and 11,706 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Historical films  History  Biographical films  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Fiction  Action and adventure films  Science fiction films  Disaster films 
Roles: Actor, Narrator
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Adepero Oduye
12 Years a Slave by Steve McQueen( Visual )

20 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 3,333 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Important note to educators: This Edited Version for educators has been altered from the original theatrical release and is not rated. To retain the integrity of the source material, this version contains violence, cruelty, strong language, and sexuality that may not be suitable for all student audiences. Fox Searchlight Pictures requests that educators follow the guidelines of their school district when presenting this film to students."--DVD cover
The big short by Adam McKay( Visual )

5 editions published between 2015 and 2020 in English and held by 1,889 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The financial meltdown from the perspective of a number of players: Michael Burry, a bizarre autistic-like stock-picking genius, and the first to realize that the market's housing boom is based on a "house of cards" sham; Mark Baum, self-loathing fictional character whose firm picks up insider trading information from a wrong number phone call; Jared Vennet, a smart-aleck broker who confirms the ominous suspicion; and Charlie Gellar and Jamie Shipley, small-time players who hit it big
The invention of wings by Sue Monk Kidd( Recording )

34 editions published between 2002 and 2017 in English and held by 1,734 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On Sarah's eleventh birthday, she is given ownership of ten-year-old Handful, who is to be her handmaid. We follow their remarkable journeys over the next 35 years, as both strive for a life of their own, dramatically shaping each other's destinies and forming a complex relationship marked by guilt, defiance, estrangement and the uneasy ways of love
Geostorm by Gerard Butler( Visual )

11 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 1,136 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After an unprecedented series of natural disasters threatened the planet, the world's leaders came together to create an intricate network of satellites to control the global climate and keep everyone safe. But now, something has gone wrong. The system built to protect the Earth is attacking it, and it's a race against the clock to uncover the real threat before a worldwide geostorm wipes out everything
The dinner( Visual )

9 editions published between 2016 and 2018 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,088 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It is a dark psychological thriller about a fierce showdown between two couples during the course of an ornately prepared meal at a fancy restaurant. When Stan Lohman, a popular congressman running for governor, invites his troubled younger brother Paul and his wife Claire to join him and his wife Katelyn for dinner at one of the town's most fashionable restaurants, the stage is set for a tense night
Pariah( Visual )

17 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in English and held by 1,072 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A lesbian teenager unsuccessfully juggles multiple identities to avoid rejection from her friends and family. Mounting pressure from home, school, and within wears the line between her personas thin with explosive consequences"--Http://www.imdb.com (as viewed on10/01/08)
Galveston by Mélanie Laurent( Visual )

8 editions published between 2018 and 2019 in English and held by 566 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Roy is a heavy-drinking criminal enforcer and mob hit man whose boss set him up in a double-cross scheme. After killing his would-be assassins before they could kill him, Roy discovers Rocky, a young woman being held captive, and reluctantly takes her with him on his escape. Determined to find safety and sanctuary in Galveston, Roy must find a way to stop his boss from pursuing them while trying to out-run the demons from his and Rocky's pasts
Steel magnolias( Visual )

10 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 555 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Steel Magnolias is an American comedy-drama television film directed by Kenny Leon that premiered at Lifetime Network on October 7, 2012. It is the remake of 1989 film of the same name. The new film stars an all-African American cast
My sister, the serial killer by Oyinkan Braithwaite( )

9 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 133 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Korede is bitter. How could she not be? Her sister, Ayoola, is many things: the favorite child, the beautiful one, possibly sociopathic. And now Ayoola's third boyfriend in a row is dead. Korede's practicality is the sisters' saving grace. She knows the best solutions for cleaning blood, the trunk of her car is big enough for a body, and she keeps Ayoola from posting pictures of her dinner to Instagram when she should be mourning her "missing" boyfriend. Not that she gets any credit.Korede has long been in love with a kind, handsome doctor at the hospital where she works. She dreams of the day when he will realize that she's exactly what he needs. But when he asks Korede for Ayoola's phone number, she must reckon with what her sister has become and how far she's willing to go to protect her
The beautiful ones by Prince( )

4 editions published in 2019 in English and held by 82 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Brought to you by Penguin.The brilliant coming-of-age-and-into-superstardom story of one of the greatest artists of all time, in his own words - featuring the exquisite memoir he began writing before his tragic death.Prince was a musical genius, one of the most beloved, accomplished, and acclaimed musicians of our time. He was a startlingly original visionary with an imagination deep enough to whip up whole worlds, from the sexy, gritty funk paradise of 'Uptown' to the mythical landscape of Purple Rain to the psychedelia of 'Paisley Park'. But his most ambitious creative act was turning Prince Rogers Nelson, born in Minnesota, into Prince, one of the greatest pop stars of any era. The Beautiful Ones is the story of how Prince became Prince - a first-person account of a kid absorbing the world around him and then creating a persona, an artistic vision, and a life, before the hits and fame that would come to define him. The audiobook is told in four parts. The first is composed of the memoir Prince was writing before his tragic death, which brings us into his childhood world through his own lyrical prose. The second part takes us through Prince's early years as a musician, before his first album was released, via an evocative scrapbook of Prince's writing. The third section shows us Prince's evolution, going up to the cusp of his greatest achievement, which we see in the audiobook's fourth section: his original treatment for Purple Rain - the final stage in Prince's self-creation, where he retells the autobiography of the first three parts as a heroic journey. The audiobook is framed by editor Dan Piepenbring's riveting and moving introduction about his profound collaboration with Prince in his final months - a time when Prince was thinking deeply about how to reveal more of himself and his ideas to the world, while retaining the mystery and mystique he'd so carefully cultivated.This work is not just a tribute to an icon, but an original and energising literary work in its own right, full of Prince's ideas and vision, his voice and image - his undying gift to the world
War girls by Tochi Onyebuchi( )

3 editions published in 2019 in English and held by 68 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two sisters are torn apart by war and must fight their way back to each other in a futuristic, Black Panther-inspired Nigeria. The year is 2172. Climate change and nuclear disasters have rendered much of earth unlivable. Only the lucky ones have escaped to space colonies in the sky. In a war-torn Nigeria, battles are fought using flying, deadly mechs and soldiers are outfitted with bionic limbs and artificial organs meant to protect them from the harsh, radiation-heavy climate. Across the nation, as the years-long civil war wages on, survival becomes the only way of life. Two sisters, Onyii and Ify, dream of more. Their lives have been marked by violence and political unrest. Still, they dream of peace, of hope, of a future together. And they're willing to fight an entire war to get there. Acclaimed author, Tochi Onyebuchi, has written an immersive, action-packed, deeply personal novel perfect for fans of Nnedi Okorafor, Marie Lu, and Paolo Bacigalupi
Pariah (v.f.)( Visual )

1 edition published in 2013 in French and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alike is a 17-year-old African-American woman who lives with her parents and younger sister in Brooklyn's Fort Greene neighborhood. She has a flair for poetry, and is a good student at her local high school. Alike is quietly but firmly embracing her identity as a lesbian. Wondering how much she can confide in her family, Alike strives to get through adolescence with grace, humor, and tenacity--sometimes succeeding, sometimes not, but always moving forward
Emily and tim( Visual )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Portrayed by six diverse sets of actors, the tumultuous marriage of Emily and Tim demonstrates that no matter who we are - man, woman, black, white, gay, straight - we all love the same
Wanderland( Visual )

1 edition published in 2019 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

To escape his isolated life in New York City, Alex impulsively accepts an email invitation to house-sit a picturesque "Enchanted Cottage" on Long Island in the off-season. Left with a broken USB cord and no cellphone coverage, he ventures out to find a working charger, only to end up hopelessly lost on a surreal all-night odyssey of misadventures. Forced to finally connect face to face with the eccentric characters he encounters, Alex discovers that the vibrant, musical world he's longed for his whole life is all around him. *"Writer-director Josh Klausner set out to make 'a film with a live soundtrack' rather than a conventional musical, and the results have an unforced, DIY charm."* - Sheri Linden, ***Hollywood Reporter*** *"Equally disarming and daffy."* - Tatiana Craine, ***Village Voice***
Pariah by Dee Rees( Visual )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alike is a 17-year-old African-American woman who lives with her parents and younger sister in Brooklyn's Fort Greene neighborhood. She has a flair for poetry, and is a good student at her local high school. Alike is quietly but firmly embracing her identity as a lesbian. Wondering how much she can confide in her family, Alike strives to get through adolescence with grace, humor, and tenacity--sometimes succeeding, sometimes not, but always moving forward
Train baby( Visual )

1 edition published in 2019 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Amid his deep loneliness and obsessive-compulsive addictions, David (Keith Powell) finds an abandoned baby on a subway train and believes it is a sign of a better life
The invention of wings -- (Audio Recording--CD) by Sue Monk Kidd( Recording )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

On Sarah's eleventh birthday, she is given ownership of ten-year-old Handful, who is to be her handmaid. We follow their remarkable journeys over the next 35 years, as both strive for a life of their own, dramatically shaping each other's destinies and forming a complex relationship marked by guilt, defiance, estrangement and the uneasy ways of love
12 Years a Slave \h( Visual )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library 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
Pariah [puh-rahy-uh] noun( Visual )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

12 years a slave (v.f.)( Visual )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library 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
 
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French (1)