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Beacon Films

Overview
Works: 561 works in 951 publications in 1 language and 6,004 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Fiction  Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Television programs  Cross-cultural studies  Juvenile works  Film adaptations  Gangster films 
Roles: Publisher
Classifications: PN1997.2.C45, 791.4572
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Most widely held works by Beacon Films
Sugar Hill ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1998 and 2002 in English and held by 165 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 )
4 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 94 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 Dylan Thomas ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1987 and 1988 in English and held by 87 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Filmed on location in a small Welsh village, this video celebrates the wonders of a childhood Christmas
Boys and girls ( Visual )
6 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 49 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 46 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
The Black West ( Visual )
3 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 46 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
Oscar Micheaux, film pioneer ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1981 and 1982 in English and held by 44 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 1920's and 1930's. 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 makes a date ( Visual )
3 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 42 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 41 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 ( Visual )
3 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 41 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 40 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
How will you penetrate your market? ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1982 and 1983 in English and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Presents guidelines for entrepreneurs in developing marketing strategies to penetrate target markets
Griff gets a hand ( Visual )
2 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A story of a boy learning to cope with the loss of his parents
Understanding each other ( Visual )
2 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 34 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
Dance to remember ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1990 and 1992 in English and held by 34 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
What should your business plan contain? ( Visual )
2 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Illustrates the steps in developing a business plan, suggesting methods for obtaining and presenting the information effectively
The way of the willow by John Kent Harrison ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1981 and 2011 in English and held by 33 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
Seurat the realm of light ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1992 and 1994 in English and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Paris in the 1880s. The Impressionists dominate the art scene but a brilliant new talent is about to emerge. Georges-Pierre Seurat, artist extraordinaire and father of Pointillism, creates a style so revolutionary that it anticipated, over one hundred years ago, modern color techniques used today in television and digital imagery."--Container
All the king's horses ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 32 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
The Concert stages of Europe ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1985 and 1986 in English and held by 31 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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Languages
English (65)