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Roadside Attractions (Firm)

Overview
Works: 79 works in 281 publications in 3 languages and 47,583 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Documentary films  Comedy films  Film adaptations  History  Nonfiction films  Romance films  Historical films  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Action and adventure films 
Roles: prn, Producer
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Roadside Attractions (Firm)
Winter's Bone by Debra Granik( Visual )

10 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in English and held by 2,331 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Seventeen-year-old Ree Dolly sets out to track down her father who put their house up for his bail bond and then disappeared. If she fails to find him, she and her family will be turned out into the Ozark woods. Challenging her outlaw kin's code of silence and risking her life, Ree hacks through the lies, evasions, and threats offered up by her relatives and begins to piece together the truth
The conspirator by Robert Redford( Visual )

13 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in English and held by 1,846 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the wake of Abraham Lincoln's assassination, seven men and one woman are arrested and charged with conspiring to kill the President, the Vice-President, and the Secretary of State. The lone woman charged, Mary Surratt, 42, owns a boarding house where John Wilkes Booth and others met and planned the simultaneous attacks. Against the ominous back-drop of post-Civil War Washington, newly-minted lawyer Frederick Aiken, a 28-year-old Union war hero, reluctantly agrees to defend Surratt before a military tribunal. As the trial unfolds, Aiken realizes his client may be innocent and that she is being used as bait and hostage in order to capture the only conspirator to have escaped a massive manhunt--her own son
All Is lost by J. C Chandor( Visual )

4 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 1,748 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An open-water thriller about one man's battle for survival against the elements after his sailboat is destroyed at sea. Using only a sextant and nautical maps to chart his progress, he is forced to rely on ocean currents to carry him into a shipping lane in hopes of hailing a passing vessel. But with the sun unrelenting, sharks circling, and his meager supplies dwindling, the ever-resourceful sailor soon finds himself facing his mortality as directly as he has ever before
Biutiful by Alejandro González Iñárritu( Visual )

11 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in Spanish and held by 1,655 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Biutiful" takes place in grimy and crowded parts of Barcelona that are a world away from that city's tourist attractions. Uxbal is a midlevel mobster, in charge of Chinese sweatshop workers making counterfeit watches and bags, and the African vendors who sell them. He collects and dispenses money, and runs interference with the cops. He also has two young children, a mentally unstable former wife, and a terminal illness. He is trying, despite his job, to be a good man, a good father. He tries to be stoical, tough, and compassionate, but he suffers because he cannot do good things, and he cares about the consequences of his actions
Bella by Alejandro Gomez Monteverde( Visual )

6 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and Chinese and held by 1,508 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"An international soccer star is on his way to sign a multimillion dollar contract when a series of events unfold that brings his career to an abrupt end. A beautiful waitress, struggling to make it in New York City, discovers something about herself that she's unprepared for. In one irreversible moment, their lives are turned upside down-- until a simple gesture of kindness brings them both together, turning an ordinary day into an unforgettable experience"--Container
Margin call by J. C Chandor( Visual )

11 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 1,461 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Who cares about the suffering--existential, financial, or other--of those who blindly mismanaged our monies into this ever-expanding, nay, verily bottomless pit of debt? No one, but this film may help viewers understand A) the birth of current financial woes, and B) what it might have been like, in those first few hours within the confines of an early investment trading firm casualty. Fueled by a mass layoff, a thumb drive, and a rocket-scientist-cum-analyst who really understands the numbers, the last night of good times on Wall Street unfolds as rung by rung, up the executive ladder, travels news that is -- apocalyptic. For viewers who still have no idea of how 2008's meltdown happened, this film is one fiction that will make it ever so much more real
Albert Nobbs by Rodrigo García( Visual )

3 editions published between 2012 and 2015 in English and held by 1,434 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A woman passes as a man in order to work and survive in 19th century Ireland. Some thirty years after donning men's clothing, she finds herself trapped in a prison of her own making
Good hair by Jeff Stilson( Visual )

5 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 1,386 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Comedian Chris Rock tackles the very personal issue of hair, and how attaining good hair can impact African Americans' activities, relationships, wallets, and a self-esteem. Engages in frank, funny conversations with haircare professionals, beautyshop and barbershop patrons, as well as featuring interviews with Dr. Maya Angelou, Nia Long, Ice-T, Raven Symone, and more
Much ado about nothing by Clark Gregg( Visual )

2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 1,359 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Joss Whedon's sexy and contemporary spin on Shakespeare's classic comedy about the story of sparring lovers Beatrice and Benedick offers a sensual, tragic and occasionally absurd view of the intricate game that is love
Mr. Holmes by Bill Condon( Visual )

6 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 1,342 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1947, an aging Sherlock Holmes returns from a journey to Japan, where, in search of a rare plant with powerful restorative qualities, he has witnessed the devastation of nuclear warfare. Now, in his remote seaside farmhouse, Holmes faces the end of his days, with only the company of his housekeeper and her young son, Roger. Grappling with the diminishing powers of his mind, Holmes comes to rely upon the boy as he revisits the circumstances of the unsolved case that forced him into retirement
Love & mercy by William Pohlad( Visual )

6 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 1,329 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An unconventional portrait of Brian Wilson, the mercurial singer, songwriter and leader of The Beach Boys. Set against the era-defining catalog of Wilson's music, the film intimately examines the personal voyage and ultimate salvation of the icon whose success came at extraordinary personal cost
Super size me by Morgan Spurlock( Visual )

13 editions published between 2004 and 2010 in English and held by 1,186 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Six and a half years ago, filmmaker Morgan Spurlock went on a quest to expose the obesity problem facing America and to show how fast food restaurants (and one in particular) have played their part in this epidemic. This is a film that wiped the term 'super size' off the menus at McDonald's and helped start a revolution in health care that still exists today ... Morgan unravels the American obesity problem by interviewing experts nationwide and by subjecting himself to a 'McDonald's only' diet for thirty days straight ... [The] feature ... dives into corporate responsibility, nutritional education, school lunch programs and how we as a nation are eating ourselves to death"--Container
Dear White People by Justin Simien( Visual )

3 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 1,151 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A sharp and funny comedy about a group of African-American students as they navigate campus life and racial boundaries at a predominately white college. A sly, provocative satire about being a black face in a white place
I.O.U.S.A by Patrick Creadon( Visual )

6 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 1,149 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"I.O.U.S.A. tells the story of America in debt. Faced with key deficits in budget, savings, trade and leadership, increased foreign competition and ballooning financial obligations, the federal government is critically overextended. With the economy already in shambles, 78 million baby boomers are now expecting retirement benefits from their indebted federal government. Weaving together archival footage, economic data and candid interviews with Warren Buffett, Alan Greenspan, Paul O'Neill, Robert Rubin, Alice Rivlin and Paul Volcker, along with David Walker of the Peter G. Peterson Foundation and Robert Bixby of the Concord Coalition, the film offers a vivid and alarming profile of America's financial status."--Container
The skeleton twins( Visual )

7 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 1,142 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Maggie and Milo are estranged twins who are reunited after ten years of being apart. Follow their unforgettable journey to reconnect, as they realize that the key to fixing their lives may just lie in repairing their relationship
Project Nim by James Marsh( Visual )

7 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 1,097 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of Nim, the chimpanzee who became the focus of a landmark 1970s experiment to show that an ape could learn to communicate with language if raised and nurtured like a human child. But as Nim's natural instincts take over and the humans trusted with his well-being fail to protect him, Project Nim uncovers the unflinching and extraordinary journey of one animal thrust into human society
Stories we tell by Sarah Polley( Visual )

7 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in English and held by 1,075 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Academy Award nominee Sarah Polley's extraordinary Stories We Tell is a deeply moving portrait of a family dealing with a legacy of secrets and lies, and the elusive nature of truth itself. Stories We Tell unpeels the complex life of Diane, an aspiring actress and mother, and the shockwaves that a series of impulsive actions unleash on her children, husband and community. With this groundbreaking new feature that seamlessly blends past and present, the real and the imagined, Polley's characteristically unflinching yet compassionate gaze delivers a level of depth and emotion only hinted at by her acclaimed earlier directorial works, Away From Her and Take This Waltz." --Kanopy website
The September issue by R.J Cutler( Visual )

3 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 1,035 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A behind-the-scenes look at Vogue magazine (U.S.) as editor-and-chief Anna Wintour and her staff prepare the September 2007 issue
Words and pictures( Visual )

3 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 1,034 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Prep school teacher Jack Marcus meets his match in Dina Delsanto, an abstract painter and new teacher on campus. He challenges her to a war between words and pictures, and in the process, sparks an unlikely romance
Friends with Kids( Visual )

4 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 1,031 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"... a close-knit circle of friends ... lives change once they have kids. The last two singles in the group ... observe the effect that kids have had on their friends' relationships and wonder if there's a better way to make it work. When they decide to have a child together--and date other people--their unconventional 'experiment' leads everyone in the group to question the nature of friendship, family, and, finally, true love"--Container
 
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Languages
English (118)

Spanish (11)

Chinese (1)