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Avenue Pictures

Overview
Works: 52 works in 217 publications in 2 languages and 13,778 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Television adaptations  Television mini-series  Comedy films  Crime films  Televised plays  Detective and mystery films  History  Thrillers (Motion pictures) 
Roles: prn, Producer
Classifications: PR2825.A23, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Avenue Pictures
Angels in America by Mike Nichols( Visual )

9 editions published between 2003 and 2006 in English and French and held by 1,947 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

God has abandoned Heaven. It's 1985: the Reagans are in the White House and Death swings the scythe of AIDS. In Manhattan, Prior Walton tells Lou, his lover of four years, he's ill; Lou bolts. As disease and loneliness ravage Prior, guilt invades Lou. Joe Pitt, an attorney who is Mormon and Republican, is pushed by right-wing fixer Roy Cohn toward a job at the Justice Department. Both Pitt and Cohn are in the closet: Pitt out of shame and religious turmoil, Cohn to preserve his power and access. Pitt's wife Harper is strung out on Valium, aching to escape a sexless marriage. An angel invites Prior to be a prophet in death. Pitt's mother and Belize, a close friend, help Prior choose
Wit by Mike Nichols( Visual )

10 editions published between 2001 and 2010 in English and held by 1,739 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vivian Bearing (Emma Thompson) es una prestigiosa profesora universitaria que imparte un curso de poesía anglosajona. Un día, le diagnostican un cáncer terminal y descubre que le queda poco tiempo de vida. A partir de ese momento, el amor y la compasión adquieren para ella un nuevo y dramático sentido
William Shakespeare's The Merchant of Venice by William Shakespeare( Visual )

4 editions published between 2004 and 2012 in English and held by 1,735 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 )

28 editions published between 1992 and 2016 in English and held by 1,687 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 )

21 editions published between 1993 and 2016 in English and held by 1,307 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A look at human life and American culture with over 20 characters' lives interweaving
Drugstore cowboy by Gus Van Sant( Visual )

9 editions published between 1989 and 2005 in English and held by 753 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 )

6 editions published between 1991 and 2008 in English and held by 634 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A plot of earth in rural Ireland, The Field, is rented and lovingly cultivated by "Bull" McCabe. When its legal owner suddenly decides to sell the land, a wealthy American appears with plans to develop the area. To Bull, covering land with concrete is a mortal sin. To the villagers, an outsider owning Bull's field is an outrage that McCabe vows to prevent at any cost. The Field is a compelling story of one man's determined battle to resist change and defend his heritage"--Container
Normal by Jane Anderson( Visual )

5 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 566 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 )

4 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 497 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 )

16 editions published between 1995 and 2012 in English and held by 451 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 by Renny Harlin( Visual )

6 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 363 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
Finding Graceland( Visual )

2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 285 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

While driving away his past in a beat-up old Cadillac, Byron picks up an eccentric on his way to Memphis. Normal enough, except that this drifter believes he is the real Elvis and that he's headed home to Gracelend. During the surreal and intense collision course that follows, this odd couple side swipes every emotion in the gamut. And after Byron unmasks a Marilyn Monroe look-alike, there's no denying the most powerful emotion of them all
Lullaby( Visual )

2 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 285 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"25 year-old Jonathan is a man who rarely looks over his shoulder. Estranged from his wealthy New York family, his life is one of hard-living excess and selfish pursuits as a musician on the make. But when he discovers that his terminally ill father is preparing to remove himself from life support, Jonathan faces one of the most challenging and emotionally tumultuous 48 hours of his young life." --Container
American heart by Martin Bell( Visual )

4 editions published between 1992 and 2003 in English and held by 259 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
After dark, my sweet( Visual )

4 editions published between 1990 and 2002 in English and held by 196 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Three unsavory characters plot to a kidnap a boy from his wealthy Palm Springs family, but their scheme ends in violence when the kidnaping goes wrong
Mister Johnson by Bruce Beresford( Visual )

11 editions published between 1991 and 2002 in English and held by 155 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Funny and sometimes poignant look at the struggle between men of the British Empire and West African villagers in 1923
Pascali's island by James Deardon( Visual )

4 editions published between 1988 and 1991 in English and held by 138 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 99 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
Thrill seekers( Visual )

2 editions published between 2007 and 2012 in English and held by 86 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

While investigating a string of disasters, reporter Tom Merrick discovers that a mysterious gentlemen appeared on the scene of each tragic event. Teaming up with the beautiful journalist Elizabeth Wintern, Tom uncovers that the man is part of a syndicate creating disasters for profit. With the syndicate's agents closing in, and his own son's life on the line, Tom races through the streets of New York trying to avert the next great catastrophe
 
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