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Beacon Films

Overview
Works: 523 works in 972 publications in 1 language and 4,671 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Christmas films  Television adaptations  Internet videos  Gangster films  History  Documentary films  Fiction  Children's films  Romantic comedy films 
Roles: Publisher, Producer
Classifications: PN1997.2.C45, 791.4572
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 197 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Roemello Skuggs (Wesley Snipes) and his older brother Raynathan (Michael Wright) grew up in Harlem with junkies for a mother and father. At an early age, the boys began working for one of the local bosses, Gus (Abe Vigoda). As the years go by, their influence and power expands, until they have become the premier drug dealers in the neighborhood, wielding power to be reckoned with. But Roemello is becoming disillusioned with his life of crime, and is desperately seeking a way out, even as Raynathan tries to keep the "team" together
A Good tree by David Walker( Visual )

5 editions published between 1984 and 1985 in English and held by 82 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ignoring their father's warnings, three youngsters cut a Christmas tree from a neighbor's property. Later, overcome by guilt they take some of their prize presents to the neighbor who turns out to be an intriguing storyteller rather than a mean recluse
A child's Christmas in Wales by Jon Glasco( Visual )

6 editions published between 1987 and 1988 in English and held by 74 WorldCat member 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 black west( Visual )

3 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 39 WorldCat member 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
Boys and girls by Alice Munro( Visual )

6 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 38 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 )

2 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 37 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 36 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."
Griff gets a hand( Visual )

3 editions published between 1985 and 1986 in English and held by 36 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 34 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
The way of the willow by John Kent Harrison( Visual )

5 editions published between 1981 and 2011 in English and held by 31 WorldCat member 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( Visual )

4 editions published between 1990 and 1992 in English and held by 29 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
Children's literature and how it grew / producer/director, Peter A. McLean( Visual )

1 edition published in 1985 in English and held by 29 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
Jack of Hearts by Isabel Huggan( Visual )

4 editions published between 1987 and 1991 in English and held by 29 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 Bamboo brush by Adelle LaRouche( Visual )

3 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 28 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
Mortimer Griffin and Shalinsky by Mordecai Richler( Visual )

5 editions published between 1985 and 1986 in English and held by 27 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
Ryan runs for help( Visual )

5 editions published between 1985 and 1987 in English and held by 27 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
Order from chaos : the surprising consequences of randomness( Visual )

1 edition published in 1985 in English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Covers aspects of statistical theory including variation in random samples, variation in sample averages, and the sampling distribution of an average
Dancing feathers( Visual )

3 editions published between 1983 and 1984 in English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tafia and her best friend leave their village to go to their first powwow in Toronto where Tafia is going to perform the jingle dance. On the way Tafia becomes uncertain about performing and questions whether she is really an Indian. At the ceremony she refuses to perform until her grandmother reminds her of the power of the dancing feathers that she used to teach Tafia the jingle dance
All the king's horses( Visual )

1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 25 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 25 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
 
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English (71)