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Schwartz, Bruce R.

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Most widely held works by Bruce R Schwartz
Langston Hughes : his life and times( Visual )

8 editions published between 2003 and 2009 in English and held by 355 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this program, Pulitzer Prize-winner Alice Walker and renowned Langston Hughes biographer Arnold Rampersad talk about "The Poet Laureate of Harlem" with award-winning filmmaker Bruce Schwartz. Together they discuss experiences that shaped young Langston, how he came to be a writer, the beauty of his writing style, his practice of reaching out to aspiring writers, and the Harlem Renaissance as a literary and cultural watershed. They also discuss the force of religion in Southern Christian African-American communities and "Salvation," Hughes' coming-of-age story deftly brought to the screen by Schwartz
A worn path by Eudora Welty( Visual )

13 editions published between 1994 and 2004 in English and held by 303 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A 95-year-old African-American woman undertakes a long journey into town to get medicine for her ailing grandson
Alice Walker : everyday use by Alice Walker( Visual )

5 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and held by 291 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Maggie sees the old family quilt-an heirloom already promised to her-as something with practical utility as well as tradition. Her educated, social activist sister wants to hang it on the wall as folk art. With whom will their mother side? A study in class differences and the reclamation of Black history, Alice Walker's short story "Everyday Use" is beautifully realized in this dramatization
Alice Walker : a stitch in time( Visual )

3 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and held by 290 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What were Alice Walker's motivations in writing "Everyday Use"? In this program, the author discusses her short story with her official biographer, Evelyn C. White. Over the course of the interview, Walker talks about the autobiographical aspects of the story, the significance of quilting to African-American women, the perception of class differences, and the important life lessons she wished to explore
Raymond Carver : Cathedral( Visual )

3 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 288 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Robert, a blind man and now a widower, has come to visit his friend and her husband. Prompted by a television show, the apprehensive husband asks Robert if he really knows what a cathedral is: his answer is a lesson in how to truly see. This dramatization of Raymond Carver's classic short story "Cathedral" presents a minimalist exploration of loneliness, vision, and personal spirituality. An interview follows with Carver's widow, Tess Gallagher, whose poem "The Hands of the Blindman" is excerpted in the production. (56 minutes)
Langston Hughes : salvation( Visual )

7 editions published between 2002 and 2005 in English and held by 288 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

I was saved from sin when I was going on 13. But not really saved. It happened like this. So begins this powerful dramatization of "Salvation," Langston Hughes' eloquent autobiographical story that illustrates how his aunt's well-meaning efforts to bring him into the spiritual fold resulted in a moral crisis. Calmly waiting for Jesus to appear to him in the hot, crowded church, young Langston's anticipation changes to confusion and disillusion when pressured to choose between being true to himself or fulfilling the expectations of the preacher, his aunt, and the rest of the congregation
Everyday use( Visual )

6 editions published between 2003 and 2006 in English and held by 214 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A poignant film adaptation of Alice Walker's widely studied short story, "Everyday Use."
I stand here ironing by Midge Mackenzie( Visual )

12 editions published between 1998 and 2006 in English and held by 154 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set during the 1930s, this autobiographical dramatization is about an impoverished working-class mother who must hold down a job and care for her children at the same time. Central to the plot is the metaphor of a mother ironing her daughter's dress as she mentally attempts to "iron" out her uneasy relationship with her oldest daughter through a stream-of-consciousness monologue. The story exemplifies the unfairness of some women's lives and portrays the self-doubt of mothers when they know their children need more nurturing attention. The story raises questions about individual identity, the role of women in society, the effects of poverty and abandonment on children, and the nature of intimacy
A & P by Rennie Ellis( Visual )

11 editions published between 1996 and 2009 in English and held by 152 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Portrays a young grocery store clerk, Sammy, who quits his job after witnessing his manager berate three girls for wearing only their bathing suits in the store. His noble act goes unnoticed by the girls, but is a defining moment in his transition from adolescence to adulthood. Includes an interview with John Updike conducted by Donald M. Murray
Salvation by Michael J Himes( Visual )

6 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 139 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in Kansas in 1915, thirteen year-old Langston Hughes's aunt's well meaning efforts to bring him into the spiritual fold results in a moral crisis when he has to choose between pleasing his elders or being true to himself
Alice Walker : stitches in time : an interview( Visual )

5 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in English and held by 130 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alice Walker: Everyday use, uncommon art. This two-part series offers an in-depth study of Alice Walker's widely studied short story, "Everyday use," combining a poignant film adaptation with a focused interview of the author conducted by her official biographer, Evelyn White. - Container
Cathedral by William R Cook( Visual )

6 editions published between 2002 and 2007 in English and held by 115 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Robert, a blind man and now a widower, has come to visit his friend and her husband. Prompted by a television show, the apprehensive husband asks Robert if he really knows what a cathedral is: his answer is a lesson in how truly to see. This dramatization of Raymond Carver's classic short story 'Cathedral' presents a minimalist exploration of loneliness, vision, and personal spirituality. An interview follows with Carver's widow, Tess Gallagher, whose poem 'The hands of the blindman' is excerpted in the production"--Case
Alice Walker : everyday use, uncommon art( Visual )

5 editions published between 2003 and 2006 in English and held by 96 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This two-part series offers an in-depth study of Alice Walker's widely studied short story, "Everyday Use," combining a poignant film adaptation with a focused interview of the author conducted by her official biographer, Evelyn White."--Container
Tillie Olsen: I Stand Here Ironing( Visual )

8 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set during the 1930s, this autobiographical dramatization is about an impoverished working-class mother who must hold down a job and care for her children at the same time. Central to the plot is the metaphor of a mother ironing her daughter's dress as she mentally attempts to "iron" out her uneasy relationship with her oldest daughter through a stream-of-consciousness monologue. The story exemplifies the unfairness of some women's lives and portrays the self-doubt of mothers when they know their children need more nurturing attention. The story raises questions about individual identity, the role of women in society, the effects of poverty and abandonment on children, and the nature of intimacy
Greece : the road taken( Visual )

3 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Emphatic and passionate in its inquiry, this hour-long documentary offers an in-depth portrait of two notable artists: memoirist George Crane and poet Barry Tagrin
Lives interrupted : the Takuma Ito and Go Matsuura story( Visual )

2 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bruce Schwartz examines the lives and deaths of two students attending Marymount College who were murdered during a carjacking in San Pedro in 1994
In MacArthur park( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Triam Lee, a Mojave Indian turns to a life of crime in order to support his family. After inadvertently murdering someone, he has to face racist police and his own guilt before he can return to his reservation in Arizona
Langston Hughes : working toward salvation( Visual )

2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This outstanding two-part series brings together an excellent production of Langston Hughes' short story "Salvation" and thought-provoking interviews with author Alice Walker and Hughes biographer Arnold Rampersad."--Container
Tillie Olsen discusses "I stand here ironing( Visual )

4 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Historian Peter Carroll interviews Tillie Olsen about her well-known short story "I stand here ironing", and about the catalyst that transformed her back into a professional writer after 20 years of motherhood. Tillie also reads from her work
Make a wish, Molly by Barbara Cohen( Visual )

3 editions published between 1995 and 2006 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of Molly, a young Russian-Jewish immigrant, who is constantly being teased for her ethnic mannerisms. Her teacher and parents plan a special surprise party for Molly in which her classmates learn to appreciate their ethnic diversity
 
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