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Fine Line Features

Overview
Works: 210 works in 690 publications in 4 languages and 42,648 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Case studies  Biography  History  Fiction  Psychological fiction  Interviews  Film and video adaptations  Motion picture plays 
Roles: Producer
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Most widely held works by Fine Line Features
Hoop dreams by Steve, $d 1955- James( Visual )
13 editions published between 1994 and 2005 in English and held by 2,082 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Follows the high school careers of two young men from inner-city Chicago as they pursue their dream of playing professional basketball
Maria Full of Grace by Joshua Marston( Visual )
9 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in Spanish and Italian and held by 1,848 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Maria Alverez, a bright, spirited 17 year old, lives with three generations of her family in a cramped house in rural Colombia. Desperate to leave her job stripping thorns from flowers in a rose plantation, Maria accepts a lucrative offer to transport packets of heroin, which she must swallow, to the United States. The ruthless world of international drug trafficking proves to be more than Maria bargained for. She becomes ultimately entangled with both drug cartels and immigration officials
Shine by Scott Hicks( Visual )
11 editions published between 1996 and 2009 in English and Turkish and held by 1,731 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The story of Australian pianist David Helfgott. He experiences a nervous breakdown and is hospitalized, but later returns to the concert hall
Mar adentro = [The sea inside] by Alejandro Amenábar( Visual )
5 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in Spanish and held by 1,722 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Based on a true story, Spaniard Ramon Sampedro fights a 30-year campaign to win the right to end his life. The film explores Ramón's relationships with two women: Julia, a lawyer who supports his cause, and Rosa, a local woman who wants to convince him that life is worth living. Through the gift of his love, these two women are inspired to accomplish things they never previously thought possible. Despite his wish to die, Ramón taught everyone he encountered the meaning, value and preciousness of life
American splendor by Robert Pulcini( Visual )
16 editions published between 2003 and 2010 in English and held by 1,541 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
American splendor is the story of a little-known working-class everyman, Harvey Pekar. Harvey finds love, family and creative voice through the underground comic books, but still can't manage to find the quicker supermarket checkout. Pekar is a frustrated file clerk at a V.A. Hospital, but also a comic book fan, who befriends the young illustrator Robert Crumb and is soon inspired to create comic books based on his own life, entitled American Splendor. Along the bumpy journey he meets and marries Joyce, played by Hope Davis. also appearing in the movie are the real Harvey and Joyce, comic book renderings of the couple, and cameos by some of Harvey's closest friends
The player by Robert Altman( Visual )
17 editions published between 1992 and 2010 in English and held by 1,437 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
Vera Drake by Mike Leigh( Visual )
7 editions published between 2005 and 2010 in English and held by 1,342 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Abortionist Vera Drake finds her beliefs and practices clash with the mores of 1950s Britain
Short cuts by Robert Altman( Visual )
14 editions published between 1993 and 2013 in English and held by 1,267 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
My own private Idaho by Gus Van Sant( Visual )
14 editions published between 1991 and 2007 in English and held by 1,219 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Mike, a sensitive narcoleptic who dreams of the mother who abandoned him, and Scott, the rebellious son of a prominent family and the object of Mike's desire, embark on a quest from the grungy streets of Portland to the open highways of the Pacific Northwest, in search of an elusive place called home
Before night falls by Cunningham O'Keefe( Visual )
11 editions published between 2001 and 2009 in English and held by 1,181 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Victimized by a government that banned his books and jailed him for a crime he didn't commit, [poet] Reinaldo [Arenas] endured unspeakable persecution in a courageous stand against censorship and oppression. Without a country, but not without integrity, he fled to America where he continued to fight for personal expression and produced a stirring body of work."--Container
Dancer in the dark by Lars von Trier( Visual )
16 editions published between 2000 and 2007 in English and held by 1,128 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Selma, a Czechoslovakian immigrant, is a single mother working in a factory in rural America circa 1964. She is also afflicted by a hereditary disease, which will cost her her sight. Determined to protect her 10-year-old son from the same fate, Selma is saving her money to get him an operation. In the evenings, Selma escapes by rehearsing for a production of The Sound of Music with her best friend. When a neighbor betrays her trust, Selma's life spirals out of control and the lines between reality and fantasy blur
The sweet hereafter by Atom Egoyan( Visual )
9 editions published between 1997 and 2014 in English and held by 1,103 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Following a tragic schoolbus accident, high-profile lawyer Mitchell Stephens promises retribution and a class-action lawsuit filed on behalf of the grieving community. Stephens begins his investigation into the details of the crash. But beneath the town's calm, he uncovers a tangled web of lies, deceit and forbidden desires that mirrors his own troubled personal life. Gradually, we learn that Stephens has his own agenda and that everyone has secrets to keep
Twelfth night, or, What you will ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1996 and 2005 in English and held by 963 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Shipwrecked on an unfriendly Illyrian shore, Viola, believing her twin brother is dead, disguises herself in male attire and joins the retinue of the lovesick Duke Orsino
Birth by Jonathan Glazer( Visual )
5 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 892 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A widow for ten years, Anna is looking forward to getting remarried when a mysterious boy appears claiming to be the reincarnation of her late husband
State and Main ( Visual )
9 editions published between 2001 and 2006 in English and held by 878 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In order to save money on production costs, a movie production crew moves into a small town in Vermont. The crew soon discovers that their much needed "prop" has burned down, the star can't keep his pants zipped, the starlet won't take off her top and the locals want a piece of the action
Once were warriors by Lee Tamahori( Visual )
13 editions published between 1994 and 2005 in English and held by 855 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Fiction. Drame social adapté du roman d'Alan Duff, racontant la descente aux enfers d'une famille aborigène maorie. Beth espère maintenir la cohésion de sa famille tandis que Jake, son mari alcoolique, violent et dégénéré vient de perdre son emploi, que l'un de ses fils s'intègre à un gang également violent et que l'autre est interné dans une maison de redressement. Seule sa fille paraît épargnée par le climat de violence, mais elle se suicide après un viol incestueux. Avec Rena Owen, Temuera Morrison, Mamaengaroa Kerr-Bell, Julian Arahanga, Taungaroa Emile, Rachael Morris
Hedwig and the Angry Inch by John Cameron Mitchell( Visual )
7 editions published between 2000 and 2011 in English and held by 847 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Adapted from the off-Broadway musical hit, "Hedwig and the Angry Inch" presents a drama queen getting not only what she needs, but also what she wants: love, unfettered and unconditional. Hedwig, a surgically botched transsexual from East Germany, travels the States with his band, playing a string of Red Lobster-type restaurants to audiences rendered incredulous by his boyish brand of girl glam; he reveals his story in flashbacks between musical numbers. For Hedwig, who exists in an indeterminate but politically charged space between freedom and frustration, life is about looking for her personal dividing wall - to smash it into ruin
Elephant by Gus Van Sant( Visual )
5 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 767 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A realistic drama that takes the viewer inside an American high school on one single, ordinary day that very rapidly turns tragic. It observes the comings and goings of its characters from a safe distance. The experiences of each student range from friendly and innocent to traumatic and deeply disturbing
Death and the maiden by Roman Polanski( Visual )
9 editions published between 1994 and 2012 in English and held by 692 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Fifteen years ago, Paulina Escobar had her life shattered when she was taken prisoner and tortured by a sadistic doctor. Now, through a chance encounter, she may have found the man responsible for her nightmares and tonight he's going to pay. But how far will she go to get even? And how can she be sure, after so many years, that she has found the right man?
Ripley's game by John Malkovich( Visual )
5 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 660 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Living a life of luxury, Ripley attends a party thrown by Jonathan Trevanny and overhears the host making critical comments about Ripley's fashion sense. Enraged, Ripley immediately plots his retaliation. This comes via his former business partner Reeves. Reeves seeks out Ripley's help in finding an unrecognized assassin to kill a Russian gangster, and Ripley suggests he talk to Trevanny. Trevanny reluctantly accepts the offer and the situation quickly spirals out of control to the point of drawing the attention of the Russian mob, forcing Ripley to intervene
 
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Spanish (13)
Turkish (1)
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