WorldCat Identities

Fleck, Ryan 1976-

Works: 50 works in 188 publications in 6 languages and 5,189 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Television series  Melodramas (Motion pictures)  Comedy films  Coming-of-age films  Sports films  Film adaptations  Road films  Television remakes  Documentary films 
Roles: Director, Author of screenplay, Commentator, Film editor, fld, Author, fmd, Scenarist
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Ryan Fleck
Half nelson by Ryan Fleck( Visual )

57 editions published between 2006 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 1,385 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An inner-city junior high school teacher struggles with issues of addiction and his relationships with his students. One association becomes especially remarkable, perhaps even questionable
It's kind of a funny story( Visual )

35 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 1,268 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sometimes what's in your head isn't as crazy as you think ... that's certainly true for Craig, a stressed-out teenager who checks himself into a mental health clinic for some time out. What he finds instead is an unlikely mentor, a potential new romance and an opportunity to begin anew. Charming, witty and smart, it's a coming-of-age story that's kind of a funny story
Sugar( Visual )

13 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,159 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Miguel 'Sugar' Santos is a talented Dominican baseball player who longs to break into the American big league and earn the money needed to support his impoverished family. He is a talented pitcher who might just have what it takes to earn a prized spot on a Major League Baseball team. Before that happens he'll have to prove his worth in the minor leagues. Advancing in baseball's minor league system at the tender age of 19, Miguel is warmly welcomed into the small-town Iowa home of his host family. He struggles with language and cultural barriers despite the kindness of strangers. Subsequently forced to reevaluate his life's ambition after his once-trusty arm becomes unreliable. The previously single-minded pitcher gradually begins to question both the world he lives in and the role he has chosen to play in it
Mississippi grind by Anna Boden( Visual )

19 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 796 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Down-on-his-luck gambler Garry and his considerably luckier pal Curtis hit the road for New Orleans in search of a big payday. Whether afloat (on gambling riverboats) or aground (at racetracks), they chase women and thrills--before risking everything in the wager of their lives
Full Frame Documentary Film Festival( Visual )

2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 275 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wood Island: "An insightful observation on a community in East Boston adjacent to Logan Airport, WOOD ISLAND shows how religion, work, and tradition intersect amid the constant buzzing of planes in a community seemingly unchanged by time"--Container
The day the series stopped( Visual )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 90 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On October 17, 1989, at 5:04 p.m. PT, soon after Al Michaels and Tim McCarver started the ABC telecast for Game three of the World Series between the San Francisco Giants and the Oakland Athletics, the ground began to shake beneath Candlestick Park. The 6.9 Loma Prieta earthquake rolled through, bringing death and destruction. The Bay Area pulled together and baseball took a backseat
30 for 30( Visual )

2 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines influential events, athletes, coaches, teams, and personalities from the past three decades of sports history
Half Nelson( Visual )

2 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

De idealistische leraar Dan Dunne kan zich in de klas goed op de been houden maar daarbuiten balanceert hij op het randje door een hardnekkige drugsverslaving. Als hij gesnapt wordt door een dertienjarige leerling ontstaat er een speciale band tussen hen
Klassefilms! : idealisme en rebellie in het onderwijs( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vier speelfilms en een documentaire met als thema 'onderwijs'
In treatment by Ḥagai Leṿi( Visual )

2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Follows a therapist and five of his patients (Mia, April, Oliver, Walter, and Gina) as they struggle with their relationships and inner selves
Looking( Visual )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Follows the daily activities of three close friends living in San Francisco
Half Nelson( Visual )

2 editions published in 2010 in German and English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Playing for the mob( Visual )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"When the garden was Eden": In the early 1970s there was racial unrest in the streets. But there was a happier place where men of different backgrounds showed people that amazing things could happen when they worked together: Madison Square Garden. Stitched together by Red Holzman, the Knicks may have seemed an odd collection, but by embracing their differences and utilizing their strengths, they showed the NBA and the world what it was like to play as a team
Young rebels = Jóvenes rebeldes( Visual )

2 editions published in 2005 in Spanish and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Follows five Cuban hip-hop groups and two producers over the course of a Havana summer. Battling onstage or at home, the characters' personal travels collide in a summer of explosive concerts, intense debate, unbearable heat and rising tensions as government agencies begin to institutionalize hip-hop's street roots"--Container
The affair( Visual )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two married couples; one decimating extramarital love affair. Noah is a New York City schoolteacher and novelist who is happily married, but resents his dependence on his wealthy father-in-law. Alison is a young waitress trying to piece her life and marriage back together in the wake of a tragedy. The provocative drama unfolds when Alison and Noah meet in Montauk at the end of Long Island
Half nelson by Ryan Fleck( Book )

5 editions published between 2006 and 2010 in English and German and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dan Dunne (Ryan Gosling) is an eighth-grade history teacher in an inner-city school deep in the heart of Brooklyn. He eschews the provided curriculum in favor of off-the-cuff, but deeply heartfelt lectures about the importance of understanding history, rather than just memorizing it. He speaks primarily of dialectics, the tensions between two opposing forces. He is torn between his desire to change the world and his increasingly desperate realization that he can't, at least not in the grand, awe-inspiring ways that he envisioned as an eager, idealistic college student. He started using drugs as a way to escape the pain of life, and it has turned into a crutch that bears increasingly heavy loads of psychological weight. In his classroom, which is populated almost entirely by black and Hispanic students, Dan lectures about how the world is structured into opposing forces, illustrating it at one point by arm-wrestling one of his students. His unorthodox approach inspires them during class, but interestingly enough we don't see its effects outside the classroom. The film focuses on Dan and his relationship with Drey (Shareeka Epps), a 13-year-old student of his who catches him in the bathroom smoking crack after school one day. Drey understands Dan's frustrations with life; she is the child of an overworked single mother whom she barely sees, and spending so much time on her own has made her self-reliant, but also hard on the edges
Full frame( Visual )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume brings a new crop of quality shorts to audiences hungry for a second helping. This latest collection features 7 new films that encompass an incredibly diverse range of topics and styles
La última apuesta = Mississippi grind( Visual )

3 editions published between 2014 and 2016 in Spanish and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gerry, un adicto al juego abandonado desde hace tiempo por la suerte y con innumerables deudas que se le acumulan, conoce a un excelente jugador, joven y carismático llamado Curtis al que logra convencer para embarcarse con él en un viaje desde Iowa a Nueva Orleans, donde se disputa un campeonato de póker de alto nivel. Para Gerry es la gran oportunidad de aferrarse de nuevo a la suerte y volver a ser un ganador
Half Nelson il est possible de changer le monde à l'échelle d'une vie( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in French and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Synopsis : Brillant professeur dans un lycée de Brooklyn, Dan Dunne enseigne avec passion à des adolescents en difficulté. Cependant dans sa vie privée, Dan est au bord du gouffre, il s'enfonce chaque jour un peu plus dans le désespoir et la drogue. Un jour après les cours, Drey l'une de ses jeunes élèves surprend son professeur en train de fumer du crack. En dépit de leur différence d'âge et de situation, leurs destins se croisent à un moment crucial de leur existence, où tout peut encore basculer d'un côté comme de l'autre
Une drôle d'histoire( Visual )

2 editions published in 2012 in French and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Alternative Names
Ryan Fleck Amerikaans filmregisseur

Ryan Fleck regista e sceneggiatore statunitense

Ryan Fleck US-amerikanischer Regisseur, Drehbuchautor und Produzent

Райан Флек

ריין פלק

رایان فلک فیلمنامه‌نویس و کارگردان آمریکایی

라이언 플렉

플렉, 라이언 1976-


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