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Avenue Pictures

Overview
Works: 49 works in 180 publications in 2 languages and 13,286 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Television programs  Television mini-series  Fantasy television programs  History  Made-for-TV movies  Historical films  Historical television programs  Medical films (Motion pictures) 
Roles: prn, Producer
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Avenue Pictures
Angels in America by Mike Nichols( Visual )

10 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and French and held by 1,935 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story centers around Prior Walter (Justin Kirk) and Louis Ironson (Ben Shenkman), a gay couple that falls apart when Prior grows ill as a result of AIDS. But cancer is not the only thing invading Prior's life: He begins to have religious visions of an angel (Emma Thompson) announcing that he is a prophet. Louis, who doesn't cope well with disease and suggestions of mortality, leaves and starts a relationship with Joe Pitt (Patrick Wilson), a closeted Mormon who works for Roy Cohn (Al Pacino)--the real-life right-wing lawyer, notorious for his ruthless behind-the-scenes machinations. Add in Joe's depressed and hallucinating wife Harper (Mary Louise Parker), his determined but open-minded mother Hannah (Meryl Streep), a fierce drag queen/nurse named Belize (Jeffrey Wright), and you've still only begun to discover the wealth of characters and storylines in Kushner's ambitious work
Wit by Mike Nichols( Visual )

6 editions published between 2001 and 2010 in English and held by 1,723 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An English professor, who alienates her students, has always had control over her life. That is, until she is diagnosed with a devastating illness. She agrees to undergo a series of procedures that are brutal, extensive and experimental. She finds that the fine line between life and death can only be walked with wit
William Shakespeare's The merchant of Venice by Al Pacino( Visual )

2 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 1,635 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Antonio, a successful but cash-poor merchant, approaches Shylock, a wealthy moneylender, for a loan to help his young friend Bassanio woo the fair Portia. Despite being longtime enemies, Shylock grants the request, but demands one pound of Antonio's flesh if the debt is not repaid on time. When Antonio defaults on the loan, Shylock seeks what is legally owed him but soon learns that those to whom evil is done, do evil in return"--Container
The player by Robert Altman( Visual )

22 editions published between 1992 and 2011 in English and held by 1,463 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"I was just thinking what an interesting concept it is to eliminate the writer from the artistic process. If we could just get rid of these actors and directors, maybe we've got something here."--Griffin Mill. Griffin is a slick, successful film studio vice president whose primary duty is to listen to story pitches from a constant stream of writers. Like all Hollywood producers, he's always looking over his shoulder, and he thinks up-and-comer Larry Levy is after his job. Along with power lunches, corporate in-fighting, and bottom-line priorities, a mysterious someone--probably an ignored and angry screenwriter--has been leaving him threatening postcards. When he finally takes action, his cool aplomb deserts him, things go seriously sideways, and Griffin's world begins falling apart
Short cuts by Robert Altman( Visual )

12 editions published between 1993 and 2013 in English and held by 1,231 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

While helicopters overhead spray against a Medfly infestation, a group of peoples' lives in Los Angeles intersect, some casually, some to more lasting effect. While they go out to concerts and jazz clubs and even have their pools cleaned, these same folks also lie, drink, and cheat. Death itself seems never to be far away. A look at human life and American culture with over 20 lives interweaving
Drugstore cowboy by Gus Van Sant( Visual )

9 editions published between 1989 and 2005 in English and held by 749 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A band of drug addicts, led by a husband and wife team, resort to robbing drugstores to stay high. They are successful in avoiding capture until their luck begins to run out, and the husband has to accept the fact that he must give up drugs to survive
The field by Jim Sheridan( Visual )

7 editions published between 1991 and 2008 in English and held by 680 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The field is a plot of land in rural Ireland, rented and tended by an old man. When the owner sells the land to an American developer, the old man decides to fight the change, regardless of the cost
Normal by Jane Anderson( Visual )

5 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 572 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Roy and Irma are a devoted couple living a normal life in rural Illinois. At a party celebrating their 25th wedding anniversary, Roy inexplicably blacks out. As he awakens, it is with the realization that his life must change forever. Roy confesses to Irma that he's a woman trapped in a man's body and that he wants a sex change. A surprise to his wife, turns out to be a shock to the church-going community. Now Roy must face his friends, co-workers and his own children as he confronts his own transformation
Path to war by Daniel Giat( Visual )

3 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 492 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beginning after his election to the Presidency, Lyndon Johnson's dreams for "The Great Society" and his vision for civil rights in America were overshadowed by the Vietnam War. Johnson watches the nation react to the deaths of young Americans overseas
Restoration by Michael Hoffman( Visual )

11 editions published between 1995 and 2012 in English and held by 430 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 17th century Britain, a young man seduced by the wealth and indolence of the Restoration court finds redemption of sorts through the love of a woman
Mind hunters( Visual )

5 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 368 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Trainees in the FBI's psychological profiling program must put their training into practice when they discover a killer in their midst
American heart by Martin Bell( Visual )

5 editions published between 1992 and 2003 in English and held by 317 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jack Kelson has only 3 goals when he gets out of prison get a room, get a job, and get to Alaska where the air is clean and a man can start fresh again. But he never stopped to consider that his 14 year old son has a dream too-- a dream of being with the only family he knows, his dad
Lullaby( Visual )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 233 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jonathan, the black sheep of a well-to-do family, is finally coming home. His cancer-stricken father, Robert, has announced he's ending his life in less than 48 hours. At first confused, angry and remote, Jonathan eventually sees the barriers he has set up to cope with the imagined disappointment from his estranged family, including his fragile mother, and seemingly successful sister. A chance encounter with his old girlfriend, now engaged to another man, leads him to further contemplate the choices he's made. As he sorts through his conflicted feelings and opens up to his father, he exposes the great love that has been hidden by regret and expectations. Despite his sorrow, Jonathan finds new strength and purpose in becoming the man his father knew he could be
After dark, my sweet( Visual )

5 editions published between 1990 and 2002 in English and held by 200 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An ex-boxer seems the perfect pawn to pull off a kidnapping planned by a sexy widow and a cop-turned-con man. When he realizes he's been manipulated, he turns the tables with a game of deceit and raw desire that can only end in death
Mister Johnson by Bruce Beresford( Visual )

10 editions published between 1991 and 2002 in English and held by 175 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Funny and sometimes poignant look at the struggle between men of the British Empire and African villagers
Pascali's island( Visual )

4 editions published between 1988 and 1991 in English and held by 162 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1908 on an obscure island in the Aegean Sea, Pascali is a spy for the decaying Turkish Empire. The story hinges on the arrival of a British archaeologist and his affair with an expatriate; it is a tale of greed, lust, and intrigue
Tapeheads by Bill Fishman( Visual )

6 editions published between 1988 and 2009 in English and held by 112 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After being fired from their jobs, Ivan and Josh form 'Video Aces' to break into the world of music videos. But when they try to resuscitate the career of a legendary soul duo, they find themselves careening through the outrageous underworld of music
Distant voices, still lives by Terence Davies( Visual )

3 editions published between 1989 and 1990 in English and held by 112 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Winner of the International Critic's Award at the Cannes Film Festival in 1988, this film is a detailed portrait of a traditional working class family in postwar Liverpool."--Container
Finding Graceland( Visual )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 110 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A drifter who believes he is the real Elvis on his way home to Graceland takes everyone else along on a surreal ride
Thrill seekers( Visual )

2 editions published between 2007 and 2012 in English and held by 88 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A reporter finds that the same man keeps appearing in news photos of the most catastrophic disasters in history. When the man appears on the reporter's own flight, the reporter must take action
 
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