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American Playhouse Theatrical Films

Overview
Works: 73 works in 226 publications in 2 languages and 16,051 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Trials, litigation, etc  Biography  Fiction  History  Television adaptations  Film and video adaptations  Domestic fiction  Romantic comedy films 
Roles: Producer
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Most widely held works by American Playhouse Theatrical Films
Stand and deliver by Edward James Olmos ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1988 and 2010 in English and Spanish and held by 2,020 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Jaime Escalante, a math teacher at an inner-city East Los Angeles high school, motivates his students to strive to succeed in the classroom and in life
The thin blue line by Errol Morris ( Visual )
14 editions published between 1988 and 2009 in English and held by 1,567 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In 1976, Randall Adams was wrongly sentenced to death for the murder of a Dallas policeman. Errol Morris' documentary exposed the truth of the case and is credited with overturning Adams' conviction
My family Mi familia by Gregory Nava ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1995 and 2004 in English and held by 1,206 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Presents the three-generation saga of the Sanchez family as told by the eldest son. From the beginnings of his father's journey from Mexico to California in the 1920s, to his brother Chucho's tragic rebellion of the 1950s, to the stark realities of modern day, the struggle to live the American dream is sometimes darkened but never diminished for Paco Sanchez and his family
Ethan Frome by Edith Wharton ( Visual )
7 editions published between 1992 and 2011 in English and held by 1,093 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Story of a man torn between his joyless marriage to one woman and his lustful desire for another
El norte The north by Gregory Nava ( Visual )
4 editions published in 2008 in Spanish and English and held by 1,090 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The journal of Diego Rodriguez Silva: depicts the life of a fictional poet caught in a civil war and jailed, but then set free on the condition he leaves his country and never returns
Brother's keeper by Joe Berlinger ( Visual )
9 editions published between 1992 and 2003 in English and held by 939 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Brother's Keeper tells the story of the "Ward Boys," four eccentric brothers who shared the same dilapidated two-room shack for over 60 years. Living in isolation, without heat or running water, these elderly bachelors had virtually no contact with the outside world--until one was found dead in the bed he shared with his brother. By day's end, Delbert Ward "confessed" to suffocating his ailing brother as an act of mercy, but Munnsville believed Delbert had been framed. Was Delbert, an uneducated hermit with a low IQ, an innocent victim of police abuse? Was it a mercy killing--or was there another motive?"
Fast, cheap & out of control by Errol Morris ( Visual )
10 editions published between 1996 and 2002 in English and held by 806 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Acclaimed filmmaker Errol Morris paints a fascinating portrait of four obsessed eccentrics. Morris weaves interviews with a wild animal trainer, a topiary gardener, a robot designer and an expert on the naked mole rat together with old movies, cartoons and stock footage for a compelling, kaleidoscopic look at the very thin line which separates madness from genius
Longtime companion by Norman René ( Visual )
8 editions published between 1990 and 2006 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 613 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Drama concerning the AIDS crisis which focuses on a small group of friends from the time they first read about AIDS in the New York Times through the 1980's as they face the impact of the disease on themselves and their friends
Native son ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1986 and 1995 in English and held by 604 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Bigger Thomas, the black chauffeur for the wealthy Dalton family, is accused of the murder of the Daltons' daughter Mary. The search for Mary's missing body and Thomas' trial shake the family and the city of Chicago, exposing the fears and prejudices of the late 1940's
Daughters of the dust by Alva Rogers ( Visual )
8 editions published between 1991 and 2000 in English and held by 545 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Tells the story of a large African-American family as they prepare to move North at the dawn of the twentieth century. An epic drama which explores the unique culture of the the Gullah people, descendants of slaves who lived in relative isolation on the Sea Islands off the Georgia coast
--And the earth did not swallow him ( Visual )
7 editions published between 1994 and 2008 in English and held by 537 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A haunting and powerful film about a young Mexican-American boy's coming of age amid the poverty and adversity he and his family face as migrant farm workers in the 1950's
El norte The north by Gregory Nava ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1984 and 2008 in Spanish and English and held by 484 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
After their father is killed and their mother is taken away by soldiers, a brother and sister leave their native Guatemala and journey north to the "promised land" in the United States
Cabeza de Vaca by Nicolás Echevarria ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1990 and 1993 in Spanish and held by 424 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In 1528 a Spanish expedition founders off the coast of Florida. 600 lives are lost. One survivor, Alvar Nuñez Cabeza de Vaca, roams across the American continent searching for his Spanish comrades. Instead he discovers the Iguase, an ancient Indian tribe. Over the next eight years, Cabeza de Vaca learns their mystical culture, becoming a healer--and a leader. But soon this New World collides with the Old World as Spanish conquistadors seek to enslave the Indians, and Cabeza de Vaca must confront his own people and his past
Safe by Todd Haynes ( Visual )
13 editions published between 1995 and 2012 in English and held by 377 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Drama about a suburban housewife whose affluent environment turns against her, causing environmentally-induced disease. Originally produced as a motion picture in 1995
Smooth talk by Joyce Chopra ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 365 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Connie is a 15-year-old girl with two things on her mind, boys and how she looks, and she meets a man during the summer
Go tell it on the mountain by James Baldwin ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1993 and 2004 in English and held by 352 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A story of violence and desire, of tenderness and compassion, so gripping and moving, which lays bare the trials and sufferings, the yearings and aspirations of three generations of an African American family. The journey of a family from the rural South to "big city" Herlem, seeking both salvation and understanding and of a young boy struggling to earn the approval of a self-righteous and often unloving stepfather
A raisin in the sun by Lorraine Hansberry ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 284 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A $10,000 insurance benefit creates conflicting dreams within a Chicago ghetto family. Son, Walter Lee wants to start his own business while his mom wishes to spend her days in a little house of her own. Their love a bond, their warmhearted humor a breath of fresh air, their tenative hold on dignity - their lifeline. A family caught between the reality of their surroundings and a chance at a piece of the American dream
Waiting for the moon ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1987 and 2006 in English and held by 263 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An engrossing and fascinating exploration of the complex relationship of Gertrude Stein and Alice B. Toklas
Simple men by Hal Hartley ( Visual )
7 editions published between 1992 and 2005 in English and held by 245 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Two brothers go after their father, a former all-star shortstop and mad-bomber anarchist, when he breaks out of jail, and discover on their trek through deepest, darkest Long Island that sometimes even the oddest things really are just what they seem
Much ado about nothing by William Shakespeare ( Visual )
13 editions published between 1993 and 2011 in English and held by 231 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
William Shakespeare's tale of love and enchantment set against a backdrop of mistaken identities and bawdy good fun
 
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Spanish (11)
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