WorldCat Identities

Beacon Films

Overview
Works: 519 works in 971 publications in 1 language and 5,127 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Fiction  Christmas films  Television adaptations  Gangster films  History  Documentary films  Children's films  Romantic comedy films  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Publisher, Producer
Classifications: PN1997.2.C45, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Beacon Films
Sugar Hill( Visual )

5 editions published between 1998 and 2011 in English and held by 189 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wesley Snipes stars as the ruler of the streets in Harlem's Sugar Hill. He's a man desperate to escape his brutal legacy of violence and despair--even if it means abandoning his own flesh and blood
A Good tree by David Walker( Visual )

5 editions published between 1984 and 1985 in English and held by 87 WorldCat member 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( Visual )

6 editions published between 1987 and 1988 in English and held by 76 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Filmed on location in a small Welsh village, this video celebrates the wonders of a childhood Christmas
Boys and girls by Robert Iscove( Visual )

6 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 45 WorldCat member 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
The Cotton Club( Visual )

3 editions published between 1981 and 1982 in English and held by 44 WorldCat member 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, the Nicholas Brothers, and Matt Robinson. Presents vintage film clips of the artists and an impromptu performance by the group
Oscar Micheaux, film pioneer( Visual )

4 editions published between 1981 and 1982 in English and held by 40 WorldCat member 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( Visual )

3 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents the history of Blacks in the old West through feature film clips, rare archival photography and exclusive interviews with descendants of Western pioneers
Griff gets a hand( Visual )

3 editions published between 1985 and 1986 in English and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A story of a boy learning to cope with the loss of his parents
Griff makes a date( Visual )

3 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 36 WorldCat member 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( Visual )

4 editions published between 1987 and 1991 in English and held by 34 WorldCat member 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( Visual )

5 editions published between 1981 and 2011 in English and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A dramatization of the problems faced by a family of Vietnamese boat people as they first settle in Canada. Sponsored by a Montreal church group, the Tran family experience the impersonal, and at times frightening, red tape of the reception centre. In an interview, they reveal that their own son had been taken by sharks when Thai pirates terrorized their boat. The Trans are shown by their sponsors to their sparsely outfitted apartment, and left to make an uneasy start in their new country
The Bamboo brush by Adelle LaRouche( Visual )

3 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 31 WorldCat member 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( Visual )

1 edition published in 1985 in English and held by 31 WorldCat member 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
Dance to remember( Visual )

4 editions published between 1990 and 1992 in English and held by 31 WorldCat member 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
Ryan runs for help( Visual )

5 editions published between 1985 and 1987 in English and held by 28 WorldCat member 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( Visual )

5 editions published between 1985 and 1986 in English and held by 28 WorldCat member 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
All the king's horses( Visual )

1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A rebel leader in a Central American country captures and challenges the American Ambassador to a bizarre game of chess to determine the validityof each mans position on political and social thought
Understanding each other( Visual )

2 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 27 WorldCat member 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( Visual )

3 editions published between 1983 and 1984 in English and held by 27 WorldCat member 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( Visual )

5 editions published between 1985 and 1986 in English and held by 27 WorldCat member 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
 
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English (76)