WorldCat Identities

Beacon Films

Overview
Works: 593 works in 968 publications in 1 language and 5,175 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Christmas films  Television adaptations  Fiction  Gangster films  Biography  Children's films  Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Film adaptations 
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 )

3 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 187 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 89 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 77 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
Boys and girls by Alice Munro( 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 )

2 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 40 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
Griff gets a hand( Visual )

3 editions published between 1985 and 1986 in English and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Griff has difficulty adjusting to the death of his parents and friend
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
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
The Bamboo brush by Adele La Rouche( Visual )

3 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 34 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
Jack of Hearts( Visual )

3 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 31 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."
Dance to remember( Visual )

4 editions published between 1990 and 1992 in English and held by 30 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. Her mother, a survivor of one of these camps, is reluctant to discuss her experience with her daughter
All the king's horses( Visual )

1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 28 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
Mortimer Griffin and Shalinsky by Mordecai Richler( Visual )

4 editions published in 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
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
Seurat : the realm of light( Visual )

2 editions published between 1992 and 1994 in English and held by 26 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, techniques used today in television and digital imagery. Seurat is an animated tribute to this visionary painter
The comic book chase( Visual )

1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Andy Lim, a 12-year-old comic book enthusiast, seeks out a very valuable comic book that could rescue his single mother from losing their home
Benjamin walks the dog( Visual )

2 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Designed to help children think twice about beginning to smoke, relationships with siblings and responsibilities
Catherine finds her balance( Visual )

2 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Catherine invites both parents who live apart to watch her in a gymnastics meet. Because her parents argue about the event, Catherine tries lying in order not to offend either parent when both plan to attend and both give her new gym slippers
 
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English (59)