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Beacon Films

Overview
Works: 519 works in 969 publications in 1 language and 5,033 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Christmas films  Fiction  Television adaptations  Gangster films  History  Internet videos  Documentary films  Children's films  Romantic comedy films 
Roles: Publisher, Producer
Classifications: PN1997.2.C45, 791.4572
Publication Timeline
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Publications about Beacon Films
Publications by Beacon Films
Most widely held works by Beacon Films
Sugar Hill ( visu )
4 editions published between 1998 and 2011 in English and held by 196 libraries worldwide
A successful Harlem heroin dealer tries to get out of the business after finding a new love interest, but his brother needs his help to fend off the mob and won't let him quit
A Good tree by David Walker( visu )
5 editions published between 1984 and 1985 in English and held by 86 libraries worldwide
Three children, after cutting down a Christmas tree on the property of their Scrooge-like neighbor, summon up their courage to apologize. They discover that he is not the terrifying person they had imagined but a lonely old seaman who tells thrilling stories
A child's Christmas in Wales by Dylan Thomas( visu )
6 editions published between 1987 and 1988 in English and held by 76 libraries worldwide
We journey back in time to join Geraint in his exploits and adventures in the small Welsh village, sharing enchanting moments of humor, sadness and magic as he tells his grandson of Christmas past
The Cotton Club ( visu )
3 editions published between 1981 and 1982 in English and held by 43 libraries worldwide
Highlights the lifestyle and experiences of five jazz performers who appeared in the Cotton Club shows during the Harlem renaissance era, including Avon Long, Cab Calloway, Estrellita Morse, and Fayard and Harold Nicholas. Presents vintage film clips of the artists and an impromptu performance by the group
Boys and girls by Robert Iscove( visu )
6 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 40 libraries worldwide
Tells about a young girl who yearns to be allowed to help her father with his fox-breeding business, but is required to help her mother with household chores. In a gesture of rebellion, the girl lets a horse escape as it is about to be slaughtered for fox food
Oscar Micheaux, film pioneer ( visu )
4 editions published between 1981 and 1982 in English and held by 39 libraries worldwide
Oscar Micheaux is remembered for his work as a pioneer producer-director whose films offered a positive image and an alternative for Black people in the 1920s and 1930s. The program is built around the on-camera reminiscences of two performers who appeared in Micheaux films: Bee Freeman, dubbed the "Sepia Mae West" and Lorenzo Tucker, the "Black Valentino."
The black west ( visu )
3 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 38 libraries worldwide
Provides insights into the experience of the Afro-American cowboy and the settler families of the late 1800s and early 1900s through reenactments and personal narratives. George Ellison recalls his life as a cowboy, Frank Greenway relives his feats as one of the great rodeo competitors of the early 1900s, and dramatizations picture Eunice Norris' memories of being an isolated Black child in the rugged West
Griff gets a hand ( visu )
3 editions published between 1985 and 1986 in English and held by 38 libraries worldwide
Griff has difficulty adjusting to the death of his parents and friend
Griff makes a date ( visu )
3 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 36 libraries worldwide
Griff and Lisa are attracted to each other, but their mutual shyness is a problem. When Griff finally breaks the ice, their budding friendship is almost destroyed by Griff's thoughtless treatment of a mentally handicapped school crossing guard
Jack of Hearts by Isabel Huggan( visu )
4 editions published between 1987 and 1991 in English and held by 32 libraries worldwide
Plump, preteen Elizabeth is assigned the role of the Jack of Hearts in a ballet recital. Despite misgivings about her own emerging femininity and the lumpish costume, Elizabeth carries off the performance until the curtain call when a classmate's antics push her to loudly proclaim that she is "not a boy."
The way of the willow by John Kent Harrison( visu )
5 editions published between 1981 and 2011 in English and held by 31 libraries worldwide
A dramatization of the problems faced by a family of Vietnamese boat people as they first settle in Canada. After a poisoning crisis involving the young boy, the family is better able to communicate & return assistance to their sponsors
Dance to remember ( visu )
4 editions published between 1990 and 1992 in English and held by 31 libraries worldwide
Yuko Tanaka, a young dancer, wants to do a representational piece on the Internment Camps that the Japanese had to endure in North America during World War II
The Bamboo brush by Adelle LaRouche( visu )
3 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 31 libraries worldwide
A dramatization about a young Chinese-Canadian boy who learns to come to terms with the dichotomy of his life when his grandfather helps him feel a part of his heritage through traditional Chinese painting
Children's literature and how it grew / producer/director, Peter A. McLean ( visu )
1 edition published in 1985 in English and held by 30 libraries worldwide
This program presents an overview of children's literature and traces its evolution through history. It also attempts to define children's literature and show that there is a relationship between the nature of literature written for children and the prevailing societal attitudes at the time it was written
Ryan runs for help ( visu )
5 editions published between 1985 and 1987 in English and held by 28 libraries worldwide
Designed to help students recognize the importance of telling the truth and the need for safety awareness. Tells how a young boy, who has been known to make up stories to get attention, has trouble convincing anyone that a friend of his is hurt and needs help
Mortimer Griffin and Shalinsky by Mordecai Richler( visu )
5 editions published between 1985 and 1986 in English and held by 27 libraries worldwide
Presents a dramatization about life in the early 1950s. Focuses on the metamorphosis of teacher Mortimer Griffin when one of his students questions him about his Jewish ancestry
Understanding each other ( visu )
2 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 27 libraries worldwide
A teenage girl from Zimbabwe introduces us to Africa's diverse topography, religions, languages, and cultures. The similarities between African nations and modern times around the world are stressed
Dancing feathers ( visu )
3 editions published between 1983 and 1984 in English and held by 27 libraries worldwide
Tafia and her friend Mavis go with her aunt Liby to their first powwow near Toronto, where Tafia is to perform the traditional Jingle Dance her grandmother taught her. But Tafia suddenly feels uncertain of herself as an Indian and almost backout, until her grandmother helps her to understand the power of the dancing feathers
The Concert stages of Europe ( visu )
5 editions published between 1985 and 1986 in English and held by 26 libraries worldwide
Set in a rural northwoods town in 1954, this comical dramatization reveals the plight of a hapless boy whose mother wants him to become an internationally famous concert pianist
Order from chaos : the surprising consequences of randomness ( visu )
1 edition published in 1985 in English and held by 26 libraries worldwide
Covers aspects of statistical theory including variation in random samples, variation in sample averages, and the sampling distribution of an average
 
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