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Roadside Attractions (Firm)

Overview
Works: 91 works in 362 publications in 2 languages and 54,995 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Comedy films  Documentary films  History  Nonfiction films  Romantic comedy films  Romance films  Biographical films  Thrillers (Motion pictures) 
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 2,416 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
All Is Lost by J. C Chandor( Visual )

8 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 1,758 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 1,685 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
Mr. Holmes by Bill Condon( Visual )

7 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 1,603 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 )

9 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 1,501 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
Margin call by J. C Chandor( Visual )

13 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in English and held by 1,465 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
The conspirator( Visual )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 1,436 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
Albert Nobbs by Rodrigo García( Visual )

4 editions published between 2012 and 2015 in English and held by 1,423 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
Hello, my name is Doris( Visual )

5 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 1,406 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Doris Miller meets John Fremont, sparks fly--at least for Doris. When Doris begins showing up at John's regular haunts, she wins over his Williamsburg friends. Her new life brings Doris a thrilling perspective, but also creates a rift between her and her longtime friends and family, who believe she's making a fool of herself over a guy half her age
Good hair by Jeff Stilson( Visual )

6 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 1,388 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Comedian Chris Rock tackles the very personal issue of hair, and how attaining good hair can impact African American's 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 William Shakespeare( Visual )

3 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 1,386 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With his wedding a week away, Claudio can't wait to marry the beautiful young Hero. To distract him, his best friend Don Pedro devises mischief: a romantic trap for the sharp-tongued Beatrice and the man she loves to hate, Benedick. Their amusement is almost spoiled by the jealous scheming of Don John, but love and laughter prevail when the local constable unwittingly exposes the plot--and all the trouble proves to be much ado about nothing
A hologram for the king( Visual )

6 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 1,279 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a rising Saudi Arabian city, far from weary, recession-scarred America, a struggling businessman named Alan Clay pursues a last-ditch attempt to stave off foreclosure, pay his daughter's college tuition, and finally do something great
Miss you already by Catherine Hardwicke( Visual )

5 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 1,260 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It's an honest and powerful story following two best friends, Milly and Jess, as they navigate life's highs and lows. Inseparable since they were young girls, they can't remember a time they didn't share everything, secrets, clothes, even boyfriends, but nothing prepares them for the day Milly is hit with life-altering news. A story for every modern woman, it celebrates the bond of true friendship that ultimately can never be broken, even in life's toughest moments
Dear White People by Justin Simien( Visual )

4 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 1,214 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
Super size me by Morgan Spurlock( Visual )

14 editions published between 2004 and 2016 in English and held by 1,205 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
The skeleton twins( Visual )

7 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 1,155 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
I.O.U.S.A. by Ke lei deng( Visual )

6 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 1,133 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
Chi-Raq( Visual )

5 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 1,122 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chi-Raq is a modern day adaptation of the ancient Greek play 'Lysistrata' by Aristophanes. After the murder of a child by a stray bullet, a group of women led by Lysistrata organize against the on-going violence in Chicago's South Side, creating a movement that challenges the nature of race, sex and violence in America and around the world
Project Nim by James Marsh( Visual )

6 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 1,098 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Documents the 1970s experiment in which a chimpanzee called Nim was raised as a human child by a family in New York City
Southside with you( Visual )

6 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 1,057 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chronicles the summer afternoon in 1989 when the future President of the United States, Barack Obama, wooed the future First Lady, Michelle Robinson, on an epic first date across Chicago's South Side
 
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Spanish (11)