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American Playhouse Theatrical Films

Works: 68 works in 260 publications in 2 languages and 16,996 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Documentary films  Trials, litigation, etc  Biographical films  Television adaptations  Nonfiction films  Action and adventure films  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Independent films 
Roles: prn, Producer
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Publications about American Playhouse Theatrical Films
Publications by American Playhouse Theatrical Films
Most widely held works by American Playhouse Theatrical Films
Stand and deliver by Edward James Olmos( visu )
9 editions published between 1988 and 2015 in English and Spanish and held by 2,108 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
El Norte = The North by Gregory Nava( visu )
11 editions published between 1983 and 2009 in Spanish and English and held by 1,646 libraries worldwide
Mayan Indian peasants are tired of being thought of as nothing more than manual laborers. They organize an effort to improve their lot in life, but are discovered by the Guatemalan army. After the army destroys their village and family, Enrique and Rosa, a teenage brother and sister, who barely escaped the massacre, decide they must flee to United States. After receiving clandestine help from friends and humorous advice from a veteran immigrant on strategies for traveling, they make their way by truck, bus and other means to Los Angeles, where they try to make a new life as young, uneducated, and illegal immigrants
The thin blue line by Errol Morris( visu )
21 editions published between 1988 and 2015 in English and held by 1,557 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( visu )
9 editions published between 1995 and 2015 in English and held by 1,220 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( visu )
8 editions published between 1992 and 2015 in English and held by 1,037 libraries worldwide
Story of a man torn between his joyless marriage to one woman and his lustful desire for another
Brother's keeper by Joe Berlinger( visu )
9 editions published between 1992 and 2003 in English and held by 918 libraries worldwide
Examines the real-life murder mystery of whether Delbert Ward, an uneducated hermit with a low IQ murdered his brother as a "mercy killing," or was the victim of police abuse
Daughters of the dust by Alva Rogers( visu )
9 editions published between 1991 and 2000 in English and held by 894 libraries worldwide
Story of a large African-American family as they prepare to move North from the Sea Islands off the coast of Georgia at the dawn of the 20th century
Fast, cheap & out of control by ( visu )
10 editions published between 1996 and 2007 in English and held by 797 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
Safe by Todd Haynes( visu )
17 editions published between 1995 and 2014 in English and held by 684 libraries worldwide
Carol White is an L.A. housewife in the late 1980s who comes down with a debilitating illness. After the doctors she sees can give her no clear diagnosis, she comes to believe that she has frighteningly extreme environmental allergies. A prescient commentary on self-help culture, as a metaphor for the AIDS crisis, as a drama about class and social estrangement, and as a horror film about what cannot be seen
Longtime companion by Norman René( visu )
9 editions published between 1990 and 2006 in English and No Linguistic Content and held by 593 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
--And the earth did not swallow him ( visu )
8 editions published between 1994 and 2008 in English and Spanish and held by 582 libraries worldwide
The life of a Mexican American migrant laborer family in the 1950's as seen through the eyes of a son
Native son ( visu )
4 editions published between 1986 and 1995 in English and held by 543 libraries worldwide
Bigger Thomas picked up a very drunk Mary Dalton from a night on the town. He had to quietly carry her up the stairs at the house, so as not to wake Mrs. Dalton. But Mrs. Dalton called out to Mary, and in order to keep from being discovered, he covered Mary's face with a pillow - silencing her forever. Terrified, Bigger hid the body, which led to a feverish manhunt, and a trial which shook not only the Dalton family but the whole city of Chicago as well, exposing the fears and prejudice of the 1940s
Smooth talk by Joyce Chopra( visu )
4 editions published between 2004 and 2015 in English and held by 385 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
Cabeza de Vaca by Nicolás Echeverría( visu )
5 editions published between 1990 and 2014 in Spanish and held by 374 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
The thin blue line ( visu )
2 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 355 libraries worldwide
Examines the roadside murder of a Dallas police officer, and the subsequent arrest and conviction of drifter Randall Adams, who was given a death sentence despite overwhelming evidence of his innocence
Go tell it on the mountain by James Baldwin( visu )
2 editions published between 1993 and 2004 in English and held by 348 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( visu )
2 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 280 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
Much ado about nothing by William Shakespeare( visu )
19 editions published between 1993 and 2011 in English and held by 274 libraries worldwide
William Shakespeare's tale of love and enchantment set against a backdrop of mistaken identities and bawdy good fun
Waiting for the moon ( visu )
3 editions published between 1987 and 2006 in English and held by 256 libraries worldwide
An engrossing and fascinating exploration of the complex relationship of Gertrude Stein and Alice B. Toklas
Simple men by Hal Hartley( visu )
7 editions published between 1992 and 2005 in English and held by 230 libraries worldwide
A romance with an attitude problem, about two very disparate brothers, Bill and Dennis McCabe. Can they survive the threat of impending disaster as they both become drwan into complicated and potentially dangerous relationships?
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English (151)
Spanish (16)
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