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Anchor Bay Entertainment, Inc

Overview
Works: 4,261 works in 8,860 publications in 3 languages and 450,329 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Historical films  Biographical 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 Inc Anchor Bay Entertainment
The King's Speech by Tom Hooper( Visual )

26 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 3,432 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 )

30 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and Spanish and held by 2,702 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 2,660 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Salty tells a story about a lost pirate treasure on the Island of Sodor, Thomas sets out to discover if it is true. Meanwhile, Dennis, a new diesel engine, is playing tricks, and Henry tries to prove he is the strongest engine on the Island of Sodor
The imitation game by Morten Tyldum( Visual )

15 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 2,649 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."--Container
Django Unchained by Quentin Tarantino( Visual )

30 editions published between 2012 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 2,642 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 Iron Lady by Phyllida Lloyd( Visual )

12 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and French and held by 2,487 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The most celebrated actress of our time stars as the most powerful woman of her time. Oscar winner Meryl Streep, the most nominated performer in Academy Award history, delivers the definitive portrayal of Margaret Thatcher, the enigmatic, highly controversial figure who became the first and only female Prime Minister of England. Much more than a biographical epic, The Iron Lady is also the surprisingly intimate journey of a 'common' grocer's daughter whose social ambition and steel will -- along with the love of her husband and confidant, Denis (Academy Award winner Jim Broadbent) - propelled her to unprecedented power in a world dominated by men."--Container
Philomena by Stephen Frears( Visual )

11 editions published between 2013 and 2017 in English and French and held by 2,351 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 2,325 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 )

7 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 2,302 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 )

17 editions published in 2014 in English and Spanish and held by 2,280 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 Julia Roberts( Visual )

15 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 2,171 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 )

12 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 2,095 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Tarantino writes like a flamethrower in this western whodunit. He brings the war home, baby, with all the political, geographical, social, sexual and racial implications we're still wrangling with today."--Rolling Stone
Woman in Gold by Alexi Kaye Campbell( Visual )

10 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 2,055 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 King( Visual )

15 editions published between 2014 and 2017 in English and French and held by 2,046 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The young Peruvian bear Paddington's adventures on his trip to London begin when he is found and taken in by the Brown family at London's Paddington Station
Bully by Lee Hirsch( Visual )

19 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 1,990 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 )

15 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 1,925 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 1,921 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
Carol by Todd Haynes( Visual )

10 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 1,911 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
Mandela : long walk to freedom by Justin Chadwick( Visual )

10 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 1,892 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
Last chance Harvey by Joel Hopkins( Visual )

17 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in English and held by 1,892 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
 
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