Roadside Attractions

Roadside Attractions is an American production company and film distributor based in Los Angeles, California, founded in 2003 by Howard Cohen and Eric d’Arbeloff,[1] specializing largely in independent films. Lionsgate bought a portion of Roadside in 2007.[2][3]

Roadside Attractions, LLC
TypeFilm company
IndustryMotion pictures
Founded2003 (2003)
HeadquartersLos Angeles, California
Key people
Howard Cohen
Eric d’Arbeloff
Number of employees


All pictures distributed by Roadside, unless otherwise specified.

Date Film Director Academy Awards Notes
March 18, 2004Walk on WaterEytan FoxUS distribution shared with Samuel Goldwyn Films
May 7, 2004Super Size MeMorgan Spurlock
  • 1 Nomination
    • Best Documentary Feature
US distribution shared with Samuel Goldwyn Films
June 18, 2004What the Bleep Do We Know!?William Arntz
Betsy Chasse
Mark Vicente
September 3, 2004Remember Me, My LoveGabriele MuccinoUS distribution
April 29, 2005Ladies in LavenderCharles Dance
August 12, 2005Pretty PersuasionMarcos SiegaUS distribution shared with Samuel Goldwyn Films
November 11, 2005Sarah Silverman: Jesus is MagicLiam Lynch
December 16, 2005LassieCharles Sturridge
May 12, 2006Wah-WahRichard E. GrantUS distribution shared with Samuel Goldwyn Films
June 2, 2006The Puffy ChairJay Duplass
Mark Duplass
June 23, 2006The Road to GuantánamoMichael Winterbottom
Mat Whitecross
August 4, 2006Boynton Beach ClubSusan SeidelmanUS distribution shared with Samuel Goldwyn Films
November 10, 2006Come Early MorningJoey Lauren Adams
February 23, 2007Amazing GraceMichael Aptedproduction and distribution
April 13, 2007Lonely HeartsTodd RobinsonUS distribution shared with Samuel Goldwyn Films
June 15, 2007FidoAndrew CurrieUS distribution shared with Lionsgate
June 22, 2007Colma: The MusicalRichard Wong
August 24, 2007Right at Your DoorChris Gorak
September 21, 2007Sleeping Dogs LieBobcat Goldthwait
September 28, 2007TradeMarco Kreuzpaintnerproduction and distribution
October 26, 2007BellaAlejandro Gomez Monteverde
November 23, 2007Starting Out in the EveningAndrew Wagner
January 18, 2008TeethMitchell Lichtenstein
February 1, 2008CaramelNadine Labaki
February 29, 2008Chicago 10Brett Morgen
May 9, 2008Before the RainsSantosh Sivan
May 30, 2008The FallTarsem Singh
July 11, 2008Garden PartyJason Freeland
July 25, 2008CSNY/Déjà VuBernard Shakey
Benjamin Johnson
August 8, 2008Beer for My HorsesMichael Salomon
August 22, 2008I.O.U.S.A.Patrick Creadon
September 5, 2008Everybody Wants to Be ItalianJason Todd Ipson
September 26, 2008The Lucky OnesNeil Burgerproduction and distribution
November 7, 2008HouseRobby Henson
March 20, 2009Super CapersRay Griggs
March 27, 2009Goodbye SoloRamin Bahrani
April 3, 2009Alien TrespassR. W. Goodwin
April 17, 2009The Golden BoysDaniel Adams
May 1, 2009Battle for TerraAristomenis Tsirbas
June 26, 2009The Stoning of Soraya M.Cyrus Nowrastehproduction and distribution
July 24, 2009ShrinkJonas Pateproduction and distribution
July 31, 2009The Cove Louie Psihoyos
  • 1 Win
    • Best Documentary Feature
August 28, 2009Mystery TeamDan Eckman
September 11, 2009The September IssueR. J. Cutler
October 9, 2009From Mexico with LoveJimmy Nickerson
Good HairJeff Stilson
February 18, 2010The Good GuyJulio DePietro
February 19, 2010Happy TearsMitchell Lichtenstein
April 16, 2010The JonesesDerrick Borte
May 14, 2010Princess KaiulaniMarc Forby
June 11, 2010Winter's BoneDebra Granik
March 26, 2010Ca$hStephen Milburn Anderson
November 12, 2010Cool ItOndi Timoner
December 3, 2010I Love You Phillip MorrisGlenn Ficarra
John Requa
December 29, 2010BiutifulAlejandro González Iñárritu
  • 2 Nominations
US distribution
February 18, 2011Immigration TangoDavid Burton Morris
March 18, 2011The Music Never StoppedJim Kohlberg
April 1, 2011The Last GodfatherShim Hyung-rae
April 15, 2011The ConspiratorRobert Redford
May 13, 2011Everything Must GoDan RushUS distribution shared with Lionsgate
July 8, 2011Project NimJames Marsh
July 29, 2011The FutureMiranda July
August 26, 2011CircumstanceMaryam Keshavarz
September 23, 2011Thunder SoulMark Landsman
October 21, 2011Margin CallJ. C. Chandor
  • 1 Nomination
    • Best Original Screenplay
US distribution shared with Lionsgate
January 27, 2012Albert NobbsRodrigo García US distribution shared with LD Entertainment
March 9, 2012Friends with KidsJennifer WestfeldtUS distribution shared with Lionsgate
April 13, 2012Blue Like JazzSteve Taylor
May 11, 2012Tonight You're MineDavid MackenzieUS distribution shared with Stage 6 Films and Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions
June 1, 201230 BeatsAlexis Lloyd
August 3, 2012Soldiers of FortuneMaksim Korostyshevsky
September 7, 2012BrandedJamie Bradshaw, Aleksandr Duleyran
September 14, 2012ArbitrageNicholas Jarecki
October 5, 2012Escape Fire: The Fight to Rescue American HealthcareSusan Fromke, Matthew Heinemann
November 2, 2012The BayBarry LevinsonUS distribution shared with Lionsgate
February 1, 2013Stand Up GuysFisher Stevens
March 8, 2013EmperorPeter Webber
April 26, 2013MudJeff NicholsUS distribution shared with Lionsgate
May 17, 2013Stories We Tell[4]Sarah Polley
June 21, 2013Much Ado About NothingJoss WhedonUS distribution shared with Lionsgate
June 28, 2013RedemptionSteven Knight
July 19, 2013Girl Most LikelyShari Springer Berman and Robert Pulcini
August 9, 2013In a World...Lake Bell
September 20, 2013Thanks for SharingStuart Blumberg
October 4, 2013Grace UnpluggedBrad J. SilvermanUS distribution shared with Lionsgate
October 25, 2013All Is LostJ. C. Chandor
  • 1 Nomination
    • Best Sound Editing
US distribution shared with Lionsgate
January 24, 2014Gimme ShelterRon Krauss
GloriaSebastián Lelio
February 21, 2014BarefootAndrew Fleming
In SecretCharlie Stratton
March 21, 2014Blood TiesGuillaume Canet
April 11, 2014JoeDavid Gordon Green
May 23, 2014Word and PicturesFred Schepisi
August 1, 2014A Most Wanted ManAnton Corbijn
August 29, 2014Life of Crime[5]Daniel Schechter
September 12, 2014The Skeleton TwinsCraig Johnson
October 10, 2014The Devil's HandChristian E. Christiansen
October 17, 2014Dear White PeopleJustin Simien
November 14, 2014The HomesmanTommy Lee JonesUS distribution shared with Saban Films
January 23, 2015MommyXavier Dolan
February 27, 2015'71Yann Demange
April 17, 2015Beyond the ReachJean-Baptiste Léonetti
May 8, 2015MaggieHenry Hobson
May 15, 2015Where Hope GrowsChris Dowling
June 5, 2015Love and MercyBill Pohlad
July 17, 2015Mr. HolmesBill CondonUS distribution shared with Miramax
August 21, 2015Z for ZachariahCraig Zobel
September 25, 2015StonewallRoland Emmerich
November 6, 2015Miss You AlreadyCatherine Hardwicke
December 4, 2015Chi-RaqSpike LeeUS distribution shared with Amazon Studios and Lionsgate
February 12, 2016Touched with FirePaul Dalio
March 11, 2016Hello, My Name Is DorisMichael ShowalterUS distribution shared with Stage 6 Films
April 22, 2016A Hologram for the KingTom TykwerUS distribution shared with Saban Films and Lionsgate
May 13, 2016Love & FriendshipWhit StillmanUS distribution shared with Amazon Studios
June 10, 2016GeniusMichael GrandageUS distribution shared with Summit Entertainment
July 1, 2016Our Kind of TraitorSusanna White
July 29, 2016IndignationJames SchamusUS distribution shared with Summit Entertainment
August 26, 2016Southside with YouRichard TanneUS distribution shared with Miramax
October 14, 2016PricelessBen Smallbone
November 18, 2016Manchester by the SeaKenneth Lonergan US distribution shared with Amazon Studios
April 14, 2017Tommy's HonourJason Connery
May 12, 2017The WallDoug Limanco-distribution with Amazon Studios
May 12, 2017[6]The Wedding Plan[6]Rama Burshtein
June 9, 2017Beatriz at DinnerMiguel Artetaco-distribution with FilmNation Entertainment
July 14, 2017Lady MacbethWilliam Oldroyd
August 11, 2017The Only Living Boy in New YorkMarc WebbUS distribution shared with Amazon Studios
September 22, 2017StrongerDavid Gordon Greenco-distribution with Lionsgate
October 20, 2017WonderstruckTodd HaynesUS distribution shared with Amazon Studios
May 11, 2018[7]BeastMichael PearceUS distribution shared with 30West[8]
July 6, 2018Whitney[9][10]Kevin MacdonaldUS distribution shared with Miramax
August 17, 2018Juliet, NakedJesse PeretzUS distribution shared with Lionsgate
September 14, 2018LizzieCraig William MacneillUS distribution shared with Saban Films
October 12, 2018The OathIke BarinholtzUS distribution shared with Topic Studios[11]
October 26, 2018Viper ClubMaryam KeshavarzUS distribution shared with YouTube[12]
December 7, 2018Ben Is BackPeter HedgesUS distribution shared with Lionsgate and LD Entertainment[13]
February 22, 2019Run the RaceChris Dowling
May 17, 2019Trial by FireEdward Zwick[14]
June 14, 2019American WomanJake ScottUS distribution shared with Vertical Entertainment[15]
August 9, 2019The Peanut Butter Falcon[16]Tyler Nelson & Michael Schwartz
September 27, 2019JudyRupert GooldUS distribution shared with LD Entertainment[17]
October 18, 2019Cyrano, My LoveAlexis Michalik[18]
January 24, 2020The Last Full Measure[19]Todd Robinson
March 6, 2020Hope GapWilliam Nicholsonco-distribution with Screen Media Films[20]
July 31, 2020The Secret: Dare to DreamAndy Tennantco-distribution with Gravitas Ventures[21]
August 21, 2020Words on Bathroom Walls[22]Thor Freudenthalco-distribution with LD Entertainment
September 30, 2020The GloriasJulie Taymorco-distribution with LD Entertainment[23]
November 13, 2020The RideAlex Ranariveloco-distribution with Prime Video[24]
December 25, 2020Pinocchio[25]Matteo Garrone


Year Film Notes
February 19, 2021The Courier[26]co-distribution with Lionsgate
May 14, 2021Finding You


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  2. JAY A. FERNANDEZ "Indiewire" SEPTEMBER 13, 2012 Toronto 2012: Just What's Going on With Lionsgate and Roadside Attractions? Here Are Some Answers., Retrieved on February 12, 2013
  3. Howell, Peter (September 27, 2012). "Sarah Polley's Stories We Tell pushed to 2014 Oscar consideration". Toronto Star. Retrieved October 22, 2012.
  4. "Toronto: Elmore Leonard's 'Life of Crime' Selling to Lionsgate, Roadside". September 9, 2013.
  7. Patrick Hipes (December 1, 2017). "Roadside Attractions Boards 30WEST's 'Beast' With Eye On Spring Release". Deadline. Retrieved July 13, 2020.
  8. "Whitney". Retrieved May 20, 2018.
  9. Evry, Max (May 16, 2018). "New Whitney Trailer Takes You Beyond the Headlines". Retrieved May 20, 2018.
  10. Hipes, Patrick (June 13, 2018). "Ike Barinholtz's Dark Comedy 'The Oath' Lands At Roadside & Topic Studios". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved June 13, 2018.
  11. Hipes, Patrick (June 13, 2018). "YouTube Partners With Roadside Attractions To Launch Susan Sarandon Thriller 'Viper Club' Theatrically". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved June 13, 2018.
  12. Ramos, Dino-Day (July 9, 2018). "Julia Roberts Drama 'Ben Is Back' Acquired By LD Entertainment, Lionsgate & Roadside". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved July 9, 2018.
  13. McClintock, Pamela (February 25, 2019). "Edward Zwick's 'Trial by Fire' Lands Early Summer Release Date From Roadside". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved February 25, 2019.
  14. Kilday, Gregg (March 28, 2019). "Sienna Miller Drama 'American Woman' Picked Up By Roadside Attractions, Vertical Entertainment". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved March 28, 2019.
  15. Hipes, Patrick (May 15, 2019). "SXSW Audience Winner 'The Peanut Butter Falcon' Acquired By Roadside Attractions For Summer Bow". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved May 15, 2019.
  16. Ramos, Dino-Day (July 9, 2018). "LD Entertainment, Roadside Attractions Nab Renee Zellweger Judy Garland Pic 'Judy'". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved July 9, 2018.
  18. Ramos, Dino-Day (July 9, 2018). "Roadside Attractions Takes 'The Last Full Measure' Starring Sebastian Stan – Toronto". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved July 9, 2018.
  19. N’Duka, Amanda (May 9, 2019). "Roadside Attractions, Screen Media Nab North American Rights To 'Hope Gap'". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved May 9, 2019.
  20. N'Duka, Amanda (November 22, 2019). "Katie Holmes & Josh Lucas Drama 'The Secret: Dare to Dream' Lands At Gravitas". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved November 22, 2019.
  21. "Words on Bathroom Walls". Film Ratings. Retrieved June 23, 2020.
  22. Hipes, Patrick (February 13, 2020). "'The Glorias' Acquired By 'Judy' Team Of LD Entertainment And Roadside, Will Get Awards-Season Release Ahead Of Election". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved February 13, 2020.
  23. Sinclair, Adam (November 12, 2020). "Inspirational Drama "The Ride" Starring Chris 'Ludacris' Bridges Slated for Digital Release on Amazon Prime Video". Speedway Digest. Retrieved December 11, 2020.
  24. ""Pinocchio" sarà distribuito negli Stati Uniti da Roadside Attractions". RB Casting (in Italian).
  25. Fleming Jr, Mike (January 27, 2020). "Lionsgate Closing U.S. Deal On Benedict Cumberbatch Cold War Thriller 'Ironbark:' Sundance". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved January 27, 2020.
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