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Phoenix/BFA Films & Video

Overview
Works: 1,299 works in 2,536 publications in 1 language and 7,115 library holdings
Genres: Documentary films  Nonfiction films  Short films  Dance films  Juvenile works  Children's films  Documentary television programs  Nonfiction television programs  History  Biographies 
Roles: Publisher, fds
Classifications: GV1785.G7, E
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Most widely held works by Phoenix/BFA Films & Video
Molly's pilgrim by Barbara Cohen( Visual )

27 editions published between 1985 and 2009 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 421 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Russian Jewish immigrant girl, teased by her American classmates for her ethnic mannerisms, is given a class assignment to create a doll based on a Thanksgiving character. She creates a Russian immigrant doll, because, to her mother, Russian Jews are Pilgrims too, having come to America for religious freedom
A pocket for Corduroy by Don Freeman( Visual )

12 editions published between 1986 and 2008 in English and held by 177 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Accompanying Lisa and her mom to the laundromat, stuffed bear Corduroy unwittingly becomes the brunt of a series of bizarre mishaps that leave him tumbling amidst drying towels. After a dizzying series of adventures Corduroy is reunited with Lisa
Peege( Visual )

13 editions published between 1973 and 1999 in English and held by 157 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A couple and their three sons spend an uncomfortable Christmas Eve visiting their now helpless and senile grandmother, Peege, at her custodial home. After the rest of the family leaves the grandmother's room, the oldest boy stays behind, still trying to help Peege re-connect with her past life
Boy, A Dog, and A Frog by Mercer Mayer( Visual )

10 editions published between 1980 and 2001 in English and held by 152 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Follows the adventures of a small boy and his dog as they spend a day trying to capture a playful frog at a nearby pond. Finally, the boy and the dog give up and return home. The frog becomes lonely and decides to follow the two back to the house, where all three are reunited in the bathtub
Right Out of History: The Making of Judy Chicago's Dinner Party( Visual )

11 editions published between 1980 and 2003 in English and held by 145 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Documents the creation of "The dinner party," an art installation conceived and coordinated by Judy Chicago. A triangular table with 39 textile and china-painted ceramic place settings, each commemorating a historical or mythical woman, the installation was produced from 1974 to 1979 as a collaboration among hundreds of artists, craftspeople, and researchers. Filmmaker Demetrakas spent four years behind the scenes documenting the research, technical problems, financial pressures, and physical labor involved in creating this monumental, symbolic work of art
There's a nightmare in my closet by Mercer Mayer( Visual )

9 editions published between 1987 and 2001 in English and held by 128 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This program explores a child's most common fears in an entertaining manner, and will appeal not only to children but to everyone whose imagination turned their bedroom into a scary place once the lights went out
Ethnic Dance Around The World( Visual )

10 editions published between 1983 and 2004 in English and held by 124 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents examples of ethnic dances from the Americas, Asia, Africa, Europe, and Australia and stresses their social and cultural motivations. Includes festival dances, celebration dances, courtship dances, and dances for recreation. Helps viewers understand why people dance, why dancing and music in many parts of the world are very different, and the role of religion in ethnic dancing
All the queen's men by Stefan Ruzowitzky( Visual )

6 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 118 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An American Army officer leads a mismatched team of British Special Services agents that must go in disguise as women and infiltrate a female-run Enigma factory in Berlin and bring back the decoding device that will end the war
The young person's guide to the orchestra( Visual )

3 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 114 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Exploration of the instruments of the modern orchestra, concluding with Benjamin Britten's The young person's guide to the orchestra
Frog Goes to Dinner( Visual )

8 editions published between 1985 and 1992 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 103 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When a boy takes his frog to a fancy restaurant and it gets away, chaos ensues. In the second episode, the frog escapes from the boy's basket and joins in a magic show, a picnic and boating. Live action, non-verbal
Cult classics( Visual )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 82 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The atomic brain: Inside an evil mansion, a mad scientist and an old woman hire three young women as servants. Grave robbing and forced brain transplants by atomic power add to the horror as the three women are chained to the devil's love lab ; The brain that wouldn't die: A crazed surgeon accidentally decapitates his attractive fiancée. He takes her head to his lab to keep if alive while he searches for a replacement body. But the resurrected head plots revenge telepathically ; Carnival of souls: A woman who survives a car accident runs away to Utah to become a church organist. She is then drawn to a ruined pavillion and is haunted by visions of the dancing dead ; Night tide: A sailor on leave in California loves an orphan girl working as a mermaid in a seafront sideshow. His love falters when she believes she is descended from the sea creatures that must kill when the moon is full
Angus lost( Visual )

6 editions published between 1982 and 1985 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 80 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Angus is a very curious, very clever Scottish terrier, whose curiosity gets him into a number of close scrapes. After a run in with the family cat that leads to his exile from the house, Angus escapes from the front yard and is off on an exciting adventure around town. Based on the book by Majorie Flack
Martha Clarke : light & dark, a dancer's journal by Joyce Chopra( Visual )

1 edition published in 1980 in English and held by 77 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shows the process of producing art through dance by portraying artist Martha Clarke as she creates an evening of original theatrical dance
Women's work by Phoenix/BFA Films & Video( Visual )

4 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 73 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Interviews and performances of a dance theatre company led by artistic director Jawole Willa Jo Zollar
Martha Graham : dance on film by Aaron Copland( Visual )

24 editions published between 1957 and 1980 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes the life and work of dancers as depicted through the eyes and experience of Martha Graham
The swamp dwellers by Wole Soyinka( Visual )

11 editions published between 1958 and 2021 in English and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this film based on Wole Soyinka's play, a young African returns to his village from the city and discovers that he has become too sophisticated to accept his parents' beliefs. Disillusioned by urban life, he is caught between two conflicting cultures and unable to identify with either. The characters in this film fall into three groups: the parents Makuri and Alo, the corrupt priest Kadiye, who beguiles his superstitious followers; and Igwezu and the Beggar who are always seeking, moving, wondering
Frog on his own by Mercer Mayer( Visual )

7 editions published between 1988 and 1992 in English and held by 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Frog goes to the park with the boy and his dog and ends up doing some exploring on his own
Making television dance by Twyla Tharp( Visual )

8 editions published between 1977 and 2000 in English and Undetermined and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An exploration by one of America's most eminent choreographer/dancers, Twyla Tharp, of the relationship between the complex technology of television and the realm of dance. This videotape highlights a major new work, "Country Dances". Choreographed especially for television, in this work the camera is treated as a collaborative partner rather than an observer. The program also features a rehearsal session, with Twyla Tharp and Mikhail Baryshnikov preparing "Once More Frank"
The Remarkable riderless runaway tricycle by Bruce McMillan( Visual )

5 editions published between 1982 and 1991 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 54 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A picture story in which a tricycle, whose young owner distractedly abandons it, ends up in a dump, but escapes and careens around town in a series of humorous hijinks and then returns, at last, to its downcast owner
The Fish from Japan( Visual )

9 editions published between 1980 and 1985 in English and held by 54 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A little boy, who has always longed for a pet, tells all of his classmates about the fish his uncle is sending from Japan. When it arrives, however, it isn't at all what he expected
 
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Languages
English (174)