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Anchor Bay Entertainment, Inc

Overview
Works: 4,170 works in 8,486 publications in 3 languages and 451,575 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Biographical films  Film adaptations  Historical films  Juvenile works  Action and adventure films  Children's films  History  Western films  Melodramas (Motion pictures) 
Roles: Distributor, fds, Publisher, Producer
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.4372
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Most widely held works by Anchor Bay Entertainment, Inc
The King's Speech by Tom Hooper( Visual )

24 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 3,461 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
Silver linings playbook by David O Russell( Visual )

28 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and Spanish and held by 2,717 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
Thomas & friends by W Awdry( Visual )

19 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,705 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Come journey to the Island of Sodor and share in the fun-filled adventures of Thomas & 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
Django Unchained by Quentin Tarantino( Visual )

29 editions published between 2012 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 2,647 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Django, a former slave turned hired gun, heads back to the plantation to free his wife, Broomhilda, from the tyrannical plantation owner Calvin Candie, with the help of a German bounty hunter, Dr. King Shultz
The imitation game by Morten Tyldum( Visual )

13 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 2,635 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"During the winter of 1952, British authorities entered the home of mathematician, cryptanalyst and war hero Alan Turing to investigate a reported burglary. They instead ended up arresting Turing himself on charges of "gross indecency," an accusation that would lead to his devastating conviction for the criminal offense of homosexuality - little did officials know, they were actually incriminating the pioneer of modern-day computing. Famously leading a motley group of scholars, linguists, chess champions and intelligence officers, he was credited with cracking the so-called unbreakable codes of Germany's World War II Enigma machine. An intense and haunting portrayal of a brilliant, complicated man, "The Imitation Game" a genius who under nail-biting pressure helped to shorten the war and, in turn, save thousands of lives"--Publisher
The Iron Lady by Phyllida Lloyd( Visual )

11 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and French and held by 2,506 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 )

11 editions published between 2013 and 2017 in English and French and held by 2,373 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Judi Dench stars in the story of Philomena Lee, mother to a boy conceived out of wedlock and given up for adoption. Nearly 50 years later, Philomena meets Martin Sixsmith, a former BBC reporter looking for his next big story. Together, they embark on a journey to locate her long lost son. As the pieces of the puzzle come together, the unlikely travel companions form a comic and heartwarming friendship."--Container
The Butler by Lee Daniels( Visual )

14 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 2,320 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
Lion by Garth Davis( Visual )

6 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 2,310 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Five-year-old Saroo gets lost on a train which takes him thousands of kilometers across India, away from home and family. Saroo must learn to survive alone in Kolkata, before ultimately being adopted by an Australian couple. Twenty-five years later, armed with only a handful of memories, his unwavering determination, and a revolutionary technology known as Google Earth, he sets out to find his lost family and finally return to his first home
The Giver by Phillip Noyce( Visual )

15 editions published in 2014 in English and Spanish and held by 2,303 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
August: Osage County by John Wells( Visual )

13 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 2,189 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
The hateful eight by Quentin Tarantino( Visual )

11 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 2,108 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A stagecoach hurtles through the wintry Wyoming landscape. Bounty hunter John Ruth and his fugitive Daisy race toward 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
Woman in Gold by Alexi Kaye Campbell( Visual )

10 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 2,067 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
Paddington by Paul [Regie] King( Visual )

15 editions published between 2014 and 2017 in English and French and held by 2,046 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
Bully( Visual )

20 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 1,999 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Film documenting a school year in the lives of five families which have been affected by bullying, detailing the different kinds of bullying and how bullying takes place both at school and at home
My week with Marilyn by Simon Curtis( Visual )

13 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 1,939 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
The visitor by Tom McCarthy( Visual )

16 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in English and held by 1,917 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Hailed as 'one of the year's most intriguing dramas' (Claudia Puig, USA Today), The Visitor starts Ricahrd Jenkins (Six Feet Under) in a 'perfect performance' (Lisa Schwarzbaum, Entertainment Weekly), as Walter, a disaffected college professor who has been drifting aimlessly through his life. When, in a chance encounter on a trip into New York, Walter discovers a couple has taken up residence in his apartment in the city, he develops an unexpected and profound connection to them that will change his life forever. As challenges arise for his tenants Tarek (Haaz Sleiman) and Zainab (Danai Gurira), Walter finds himself compelled to help his new friends, and rediscovers a passion he thought he had lost long ago"--Container
Carol by Todd Haynes( Visual )

9 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 1,916 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two women from very different backgrounds find themselves in an unexpected love affair in 1950s New York. As conventional norms of the time challenge their undeniable attraction, an honest story emerges to reveal the resilience of the heart in the face of change. A young woman in her twenties, Therese is a clerk working in a Manhattan department store and dreaming of a more fulfilling life when she meets Carol, an alluring woman trapped in a loveless, convenient marriage
Last chance Harvey by Joel Hopkins( Visual )

16 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
Mandela : long walk to freedom by Justin Chadwick( Visual )

10 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 1,899 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
 
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