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Anchor Bay Entertainment, Inc

Overview
Works: 4,139 works in 7,579 publications in 3 languages and 432,771 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Biographical films  Historical films  Film adaptations  Juvenile works  Action and adventure films  Children's films  History  Western films  Melodramas (Motion pictures) 
Roles: Distributor, fds, Producer
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Anchor Bay Entertainment, Inc
The King's Speech by Tom Hooper( Visual )

19 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and French and held by 3,384 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The King's Speech" presents a sideways glance at a crucial period in 20th-century history--as the monumentally awkward Prince Albert, or Bertie, becomes King George VI unexpectedly in 1936 when his older brother Edward VIII abdicates to marry American divorcée Wallis Simpson. In imperial Britain between the wars, that was problem enough, but Bertie suffered from a chronic stammer that made his public appearances painful for everyone. In an age of radio, the monarch has become a symbol, which means that the King speaks to his people--regularly. Bertie and his wife, the high-spirited Princess Elizabeth find their way to an Australian-born speech therapist and amateur actor named Lionel Logue. Logue isn't a doctor, has no academic credentials, and is viewed by proper authorities as a charlatan. Oddly enough, each of these men is a desperate misfit badly in need of a new friend and a bit more self-esteem. A real friend, it seems, was exactly the medicine the future king required
Thomas & friends by Thomas the tank engine and friends( Visual )

18 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 2,773 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Come journey to the Island of Sodor and share in the fun-filled adventures of Thomas and his friends. See what happens when Percy is up to his funnel in water and how Edward finds a way to make Trevor feel useful again
Silver Linings Playbook by Matthew Quick( Visual )

21 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and Spanish and held by 2,650 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of a man who has lost everything, his house, his job, his wife, and how he creates his own silver linings from the bonds he forms with his family and friends
Django Unchained by Quentin Tarantino( Visual )

22 editions published between 2012 and 2015 in English and French and held by 2,579 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Con la ayuda de un cazador de recompensas, un esclavo liberado se dispone a rescatar a su esposa del brutal dueño de una plantación de Misisipi
The imitation game by Morten Tyldum( Visual )

17 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 2,564 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Famously leading a team of codebreakers, mathematician Alan Turing created a computer capable of breaking the codes devised by Germany's Enigma machine during WWII, significantly contributing to shortening the war, and saving millions of lives. Only a few years later, British authorities ignorant of his contributions convicted him for the crime of homosexuality, significantly contributing to shortening his life
The Iron Lady by Phyllida Lloyd( Visual )

7 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 2,480 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A surprising and intimate portrait of Margaret Thatcher, the first and only female Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. One of the 20th century's most famous and influential women, Thatcher came from nowhere to smash through barriers of gender and class to be heard in a male-dominated world
Philomena by Stephen Frears( Visual )

10 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and French and held by 2,297 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Based on the 2009 investigative book by BBC correspondent Martin Sixsmith, The Lost Child of Philomena Lee, Philomena focuses on the efforts of Philomena Lee (Dench), mother to a boy conceived out of wedlock--something her Irish-Catholic community didn't have the highest opinion of--and given away for adoption in the United States. In following church doctrine, she was forced to sign a contract that wouldn't allow for any sort of inquiry into the son's whereabouts. After starting a family years later in England and, for the most part, moving on with her life, Lee meets Sixsmith (Coogan), a BBC reporter with whom she decides to discover her long-lost son."
The Giver by Phillip Noyce( Visual )

7 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 2,232 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story centers on Jonas, young man who lives in a supposedly ideal world of conformity and contentment. Yet as he begins to spend time with the elder, who is the sole keeper of all the community's memories, Jonas quickly begins to discover the dark and deadly truths of his community's secret past. At extreme odds, Jonas knows that he must escape their world to protect them all; a challenge that no one has ever succeeded at before
The Butler by Lee Daniels( Visual )

5 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 2,218 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Inspired by a true story, Cecil Gaines is a devoted husband, father, and White House butler who served eight Presidential administrations during the turbulent politics and civil rights battles of twentieth century America
August: Osage County by Meryl Streep( Visual )

14 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 2,143 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The darkly hilarious and deeply touching story of the strong-willed women of the Weston family, whose lives converge when a family crisis brings them back to the Midwest house they grew up in, and to the dysfunctional mother who raised them"--Container
Woman in Gold by Alexi Kaye Campbell( Visual )

10 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 2,003 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Sixty years after she fled Vienna during World War II, an elderly Jewish woman, Maria Altmann, starts her journey to retrieve family possessions seized by the Nazis, among them Klimt's famous painting Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer I. Together with her inexperienced but plucky young lawyer Randy Schoenberg, she embarks upon a major battle which takes them all the way to the heart of the Austrian establishment and the U.S. Supreme Court"--Container
The hateful eight by Quentin Tarantino( Visual )

6 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 1,978 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A stagecoach hurtles through the wintry Wyoming landscape. Bounty hunter John Ruth and his fugitive Daisy, race towards the town of Red Rock where Ruth, will bring Daisy to justice. Losing their lead on the blizzard, they seek refuge at Minnie's, a stagecoach stopover on a mountain pass. When they arrive at Minnie's, they are greeted not by the proprietor but by four unfamiliar faces. As the storm overtakes the mountainside stopover, our travelers come to learn they may not make it to Red Rock
Bully( Visual )

14 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 1,970 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is a character-driven documentary following five kids and families over the course of a school year. Offering insight into different facets of America's bullying crisis, the stories include two families who have lost children to suicide and a mother awaiting the fate of her 14-year-old daughter, who has been incarcerated after bringing a gun on her school bus. Documentary provides an intimate and often shocking glimpse into homes, classrooms, cafeterias and principals' offices
My week with Marilyn by Simon Curtis( Visual )

10 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 1,934 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the summer of 1956, 23-year-old Colin Clark, determined to make his way in the film business, worked as a lowly assistant on the set of The Prince and the Showgirl, the film that famously united Sir Laurence Olivier and Marilyn Monroe. When his diary account was published, one week was missing. This is the story of that week: an idyll in which he escorted a Monroe desperate to get away from Hollywood hangers-on and the pressures of work
Paddington( Visual )

9 editions published between 2014 and 2017 in English and held by 1,930 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young Peruvian bear travels to London in search of a home. Finding himself lost and alone at Paddington Station, he meets the kindly Brown family, who offer him a temporary haven
Last chance Harvey by Joel Hopkins( Visual )

15 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in English and held by 1,914 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Harvey, a divorced, down-on-his-luck music jingle composer, and Kate, a lonely British airline employee, are brought together by chance. Harvey comes to London for his daughter's wedding, planning only to attend the wedding ceremony. However, he ends up being let go from his job before going back to America and decides to stay for the reception, asking Kate to accompany him. Thus begins a growing connection between these two guarded strangers
The visitor by Tom McCarthy( Visual )

12 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in English and held by 1,898 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Walter Vale is a widower who teaches economics at a Connecticut university. He lives alone and is no longer motivated by his work. In New York to present a paper at a conference, he goes to the apartment that he has not visited in some time, but has kept since his wife was alive, only to discover a young couple living there. Despite their great cultural differences, Walter befriends Tarek, a Syrian citizen and drummer, and gradually builds a friendship with Esi, his girlfriend from Senegal. One day, when returning from Central Park with Walter, Tarek is arrested for jumping a stuck subway turnstile, despite the fact that he had paid. The police discover he does not have legal papers and transfer him to an immigrant detention center in Queens. Feeling responsible for and connected to Tarek, Walter decides to stay in New York to help and support him. Not hearing from her son, Tarek's mother arrives from Michigan to find out why, and she and Walter support one another while they attempt to free Tarek
Mandela : long walk to freedom by Justin Chadwick( Visual )

7 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 1,854 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on South African President Nelson Mandela's autobiography of the same name, it chronicles his early life, coming of age, education and 27 years in prison before becoming President and working to rebuild the country's once segregated society
The Walking Dead by Andrew Lincoln( Visual )

13 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and held by 1,831 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Waking up in an empty hospital after weeks in a coma, County Sheriff Rick Grimes finds himself alone. The world he knows is gone, ravaged by a zombie epidemic. He sets out on a search to find what has happened to his family
 
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