WorldCat Identities

Woodard, Alfre 1953-

Works: 429 works in 1,064 publications in 6 languages and 61,772 library holdings
Genres: Drama  History  Juvenile works  Film adaptations  Biography  Fiction  Television programs  Biographical films  Animated films  Science fiction films 
Roles: Actor, Narrator, Director, Performer, Interviewee
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Most widely held works by Alfre Woodard
12 years a slave by Steve McQueen ( Visual )
9 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and French and held by 2,528 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Les États-Unis, quelques années avant la guerre de Sécession. Solomon Northup, jeune homme noir originaire de l'État de New York, est enlevé et vendu comme esclave. Face à la cruauté d'un propriétaire de plantation de coton, Solomon se bat pour rester en vie et garder sa dignité. Douze ans plus tard, sa rencontre avec un abolitionniste canadien pourrait changer sa vie..." [source jaquette]
Radio by Michael Tollin ( Visual )
13 editions published between 2003 and 2006 in English and held by 2,345 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The story of a high school coach and the developmentally challenged man whom he took under his wing
Dinosaur by D. B Sweeney ( Visual )
25 editions published between 2000 and 2014 in English and Korean and held by 2,218 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Dinosaur tells the story of Aladar, an iguanodon who is separated from his own kind and raised by a clan of lemurs. When a meteor shower destroys their home, Aladar and his family follow a herd of dinosaurs heading for the safety of the "nesting grounds." Together they must stand strong amidst food and water shortages, the threat of Carnotaur attacks, and Aladar's run-ins with the herd's stubborn leader, Kron
A wrinkle in time by Madeleine L'Engle ( Visual )
6 editions published between 2004 and 2011 in English and held by 1,702 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Thirteen-year-old Meg Murry, her little brother Charles Wallace, and their friend Calvin are guided by unearthly strangers as they go on a journey through space and time to search for Meg's and Charles' scientist father who disappeared while experimenting with a new form of space travel
The Underground Railroad ( Visual )
13 editions published between 1998 and 2008 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 1,678 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Traces the journey to freedom taken by countless slaves, showing how they were guided, protected and pursued along the way. The extraordinary story is told through historical documents, visits to important sites, interviews with the descendants of noted abolitionists and commentary from experts"--Container
The piano lesson by Charles S Dutton ( Visual )
13 editions published between 1995 and 2006 in English and held by 1,560 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
August Wilson's Pulitzer Prize-winning tale of a family caught between their heritage and a dream for the future. The Charles family clashes over the fate of a magnificent, carved piano that carries their family's story from their days as slaves. Boy Willie wants to sell the piano to buy a farm--the same fields their family worked as slaves. But his sister, Berniece, refuses to part with it. For her, the piano is their very soul, a legacy of pride and struggle that symbolizes their survival as a family. To resolve the conflict they must first deal with the past
Take the lead by Antonio Banderas ( Visual )
12 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 1,435 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Pierre is a ballroom-dance instructor with courtly manners whose pupils tend to be well-heeled teenagers. Partly as a dare and partly as a joke, he is offered the job of supervising a South Bronx high school detention class, where the students regard him as a visitor from the moon. They resist him, but he fascinates them, and before long, Pierre has talked them into learning a few steps. He even suggests that if they work hard enough, they might have a shot in a citywide dance competition, which offers a first prize of $5,000. As they morph into Astaire's and Charisse's, and as Pierre's lessons instill self-mastery, self-restraint, and self-respect, these previously aimless kids blossom into confident, self-possessed young adults
K-PAX by Iain Softley ( Visual )
14 editions published between 2001 and 2004 in 3 languages and held by 1,370 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A psychiatrist begins treating a patient who claims to be an alien from the distant planet of K-PAX
Gulliver's travels by Jonathan Swift ( Visual )
9 editions published between 1996 and 2010 in English and held by 1,351 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The man and the myth are larger than ever in this spectacular retelling of a timeless adventure. Packed with groundbreaking special effects, journey through breathtaking worlds where anything is possible
The forgotten ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 1,323 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Nine-year-old Sam Paretta is dead, killed in a plane crash. Even though it's been fourteen months since the accident, his mother, Telly, still grieves over the loss. But suddenly, her husband swears they never had a child and her psychiatrist insists she's delusional. Worst of all, there is absolutely no evidence to prove Sam ever existed. Haunted by the memories of her son, Telly's search for the truth propels her into a dark mind-shattering conspiracy of unearthly terror"--Container
Unchained memories readings from the slave narratives by Whoopi Goldberg ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2003 and 2008 in English and held by 1,317 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Presents narratives by more than forty former slaves, collected by the Works Progress Administration in the 1930's, and includes sixty photos
Disney's American legends ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2001 and 2003 in English and held by 1,312 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Compilation of four animated short films profiling legendary figures in American history. John Henry goes up against a machine with his hammer to help build America's railroads; Casey Jones, the brave engineer delivers the U.S. mail in record-breaking time; Johnny Appleseed plants apple trees across America to benefit the early pioneers; and Paul Bunyan, the giant lumberjack, clears the land for American settlers
Miss Evers' boys ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1997 and 2010 in English and Spanish and held by 1,286 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"It is 1932 when loyal, devoted Nurse Eunice Evers is invited to work with Dr. Brodus and Dr. Douglas on a federally funded program to treat syphilis patients in Alabama. Free treatment is offered to those who test positive for the disease, including Caleb Humphries and Willie Johnson. But when the government withdraws its support, money is offered for what will become known as 'The Tuskegee Experiment'; a study of the effects of syphilis on patients who don't receive treatment. Now the men must be led to believe they are being cared for, when in fact they are being denied the medicine that could cure them. Miss Evers is faced with a terrible dilemma - to abandon the experiment and tell her patients or to remain silent and offer only comfort"--Container
Grand Canyon by Lawrence Kasdan ( Visual )
13 editions published between 1992 and 2012 in English and held by 1,251 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"When a lawyer's car breaks down in a dangerous Los Angeles neighborhood, a tow-truck driver arrives just in time to save his life. The two men begin a deep friendship that sets off a chain of unsettling and surprising events involving their families and friends for years to come."--Container
Tyler Perry's The family that preys by Tyler Perry ( Visual )
5 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 1,217 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Wealthy socialite Charlotte Cartwright and her dear friend Alice Pratt, a working class woman of high ideals, have enjoyed a lasting friendship throughout many years. Their lives become mired in turmoil as their adult children's extramarital affairs, unethical business practices and a dark paternity secret threaten to derail family fortunes and unravel the lives of all involved. Alice's self-centered daughter, Andrea, is betraying her husband Chris by engaging in an affair with her boss. Charlotte's son, William is cheating on his wife Jillian. William's true focus is to replace the COO of his mothers' lucrative construction corporation. Meanwhile, Alice's other daughter Pam tries to steer the family in a more positive direction. Charlotte and Alice decide to take a cross-country road trip to rediscover themselves and possibly find a way to save their families from ruin
The core by Aaron Eckhart ( Visual )
9 editions published between 2002 and 2007 in English and Chinese and held by 1,179 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A team of top scientific minds from around the world are assembled to determine what has been happening to Earth. Dr. Keyes makes the startling discovery that the Earth's electromagnetic forces have begun to collapse. If the planet is to be saved, the core of the Earth needs a jump start, and Keyes assembles a team to burrow to the center of the planet and bomb the insides back into action. However, as the crew digs deeper into the Earth, the more they discover what they haven't been told about their mission and what's really been causing the worldwide chaos
Beauty shop by Billie Woodruff ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 1,158 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Gina Norris is in Atlanta making a name for herself at a posh Southern salon with her cutting-edge hairstyles. But when her flamboyant, egotistical boss takes it one criticism too far, she leaves his salon to open a shop of her own
Love & basketball ( Visual )
18 editions published between 2000 and 2008 in 4 languages and held by 1,096 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This film is divided into the quarters of a basketball game and tells the story of Quincy and Monica. It traces their lives as they run parallel and run apart -- from childhood, to high school, to college -- concluding with Quincy and Monica as adults. Both play basketball and each dreams of playing on a professional level. For Quincy, it is easier and expected since he is the son of a professional ballplayer. Monica has it harder being both a woman when there was no professional league, and as a daughter whose mother cannot understand why her daughter wants to be an athlete
Primal fear by Gregory Hoblit ( Visual )
13 editions published between 1998 and 2009 in English and held by 998 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A Chicago altar boy is accused of murdering the archbishop and a publicity hungry local attorney decides to defend him
Eleanor Roosevelt by Sue Williams ( Visual )
13 editions published between 2000 and 2010 in English and held by 984 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
For more than thirty years, Eleanor Roosevelt was America's most powerful woman. Drawing on interviews with her closest relatives, friends, and biographers, as well as rare home movie footage, the film reveals the hidden dimensions of one of the century's most influential women
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English (205)
Spanish (4)
French (3)
German (1)
Chinese (1)
Korean (1)