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American Playhouse Theatrical Films

Overview
Works: 73 works in 246 publications in 2 languages and 16,925 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Documentary films  Trials, litigation, etc  Nonfiction films  Biographical films  Action and adventure films  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Independent films  Biography 
Roles: prn, Producer
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by American Playhouse Theatrical Films
Stand and deliver by Edward James Olmos( Visual )

9 editions published between 1988 and 2015 in English and Spanish and held by 2,079 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jaime Escalante is a mathematics teacher in a school in a hispanic neighbourhood. Convinced that his students have potential, he adopts unconventional teaching methods to try and turn gang members and no-hopers into some of the country's top algebra and calculus students. Based on a true story
The thin blue line by Errol Morris( Visual )

18 editions published between 1988 and 2015 in English and held by 1,864 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1976, Randall Adams was wrongly sentenced to death for the murder of a Dallas policeman. Errol Morris' documentary exposed the truth of the case and is credited with overturning Adams' conviction
My family Mi familia by Gregory Nava( Visual )

6 editions published between 1995 and 2015 in English and held by 1,198 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents the three-generation saga of the Sanchez family as told by the eldest son. From the beginnings of his father's journey from Mexico to California in the 1920s, to his brother Chucho's tragic rebellion of the 1950s, to the stark realities of modern day, the struggle to live the American dream is sometimes darkened but never diminished for Paco Sanchez and his family
El norte The north by Gregory Nava( Visual )

6 editions published between 1983 and 2009 in Spanish and English and held by 1,147 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The journal of Diego Rodriguez Silva: depicts the life of a fictional poet caught in a civil war and jailed, but then set free on the condition he leaves his country and never returns
Ethan Frome by Edith Wharton( Visual )

7 editions published between 1992 and 2011 in English and held by 1,044 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Story of a man torn between his joyless marriage to one woman and his lustful desire for another
Brother's keeper by Joe Berlinger( Visual )

9 editions published between 1992 and 2003 in English and held by 919 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Brother's Keeper tells the story of the "Ward Boys," four eccentric brothers who shared the same dilapidated two-room shack for over 60 years. Living in isolation, without heat or running water, these elderly bachelors had virtually no contact with the outside world--until one was found dead in the bed he shared with his brother. By day's end, Delbert Ward "confessed" to suffocating his ailing brother as an act of mercy, but Munnsville believed Delbert had been framed. Was Delbert, an uneducated hermit with a low IQ, an innocent victim of police abuse? Was it a mercy killing--or was there another motive?"--Container
Daughters of the dust by Alva Rogers( Visual )

9 editions published between 1991 and 2000 in English and held by 890 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tells the story of a large African-American family as they prepare to move North at the dawn of the twentieth century. An epic drama which explores the unique culture of the the Gullah people, descendants of slaves who lived in relative isolation on the Sea Islands off the Georgia coast
Fast, cheap & out of control by ( Visual )

11 editions published between 1996 and 2007 in English and held by 798 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Acclaimed filmmaker Errol Morris weaves fascinating interviews with wild animal trainer Dave Hoover, topiary gardener George Mendonça, robot designer Rodney Brooks, and an expert on the naked mole rat, Ray Mendez, together with old movies, cartoons and stock footage. Morris's inspired juxtapositions show how each specialist studies nature in his own way. Their discussions range from the evolution and nature of consciousness to similarities between the animal and insect kingdoms and prognostications for the future of robotics
Safe by Todd Haynes( Visual )

15 editions published between 1995 and 2014 in English and held by 664 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Drama about a suburban housewife whose affluent environment suddenly turns against her
Longtime companion by Norman Ren( Visual )

8 editions published between 1990 and 2006 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 603 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Drama concerning the AIDS crisis which focuses on a small group of friends from the time they first read about AIDS in the New York Times through the 1980's as they face the impact of the disease on themselves and their friends
--And the earth did not swallow him( Visual )

8 editions published between 1994 and 2008 in English and Spanish and held by 583 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A haunting and powerful film about a young Mexican-American boy's coming of age amid the poverty and adversity he and his family face as migrant farm workers in the 1950's
Native son( Visual )

4 editions published between 1986 and 1995 in English and held by 565 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bigger Thomas picked up a very drunk Mary Dalton from a night on the town. He had to quietly carry her up the stairs at the house, so as not to wake Mrs. Dalton. But Mrs. Dalton called out to Mary, and in order to keep from being discovered, he covered Mary's face with a pillow - silencing her forever. Terrified, Bigger hid the body, which led to a feverish manhunt, and a trial which shook not only the Dalton family but the whole city of Chicago as well, exposing the fears and prejudice of the 1940s
El norte The north by Gregory Nava( Visual )

5 editions published between 1983 and 2008 in Spanish and English and held by 494 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After their father is killed and their mother is taken away by soldiers, a brother and sister leave their native Guatemala and journey north to the "promised land" in the United States
Cabeza de Vaca by Nicols Echevarria( Visual )

5 editions published between 1990 and 2014 in Spanish and held by 385 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1528 a Spanish expedition founders off the coast of Florida. 600 lives are lost. One survivor, Alvar Nuñez Cabeza de Vaca, roams across the American continent searching for his Spanish comrades. Instead he discovers the Iguase, an ancient Indian tribe. Over the next eight years, Cabeza de Vaca learns their mystical culture, becoming a healer--and a leader. But soon this New World collides with the Old World as Spanish conquistadors seek to enslave the Indians, and Cabeza de Vaca must confront his own people and his past
Smooth talk by Joyce Chopra( Visual )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 374 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Connie is a 15-year-old girl with two things on her mind, boys and how she looks, and she meets a man during the summer
Go tell it on the mountain by James Baldwin( Visual )

2 editions published between 1993 and 2004 in English and held by 350 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A story of violence and desire, of tenderness and compassion, so gripping and moving, which lays bare the trials and sufferings, the yearings and aspirations of three generations of an African American family. The journey of a family from the rural South to "big city" Herlem, seeking both salvation and understanding and of a young boy struggling to earn the approval of a self-righteous and often unloving stepfather
A raisin in the sun by Lorraine Hansberry( Visual )

2 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 279 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A $10,000 insurance benefit creates conflicting dreams within a Chicago ghetto family. Son, Walter Lee wants to start his own business while his mom wishes to spend her days in a little house of her own. Their love a bond, their warmhearted humor a breath of fresh air, their tenative hold on dignity - their lifeline. A family caught between the reality of their surroundings and a chance at a piece of the American dream
Waiting for the moon( Visual )

3 editions published between 1987 and 2006 in English and held by 255 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An engrossing and fascinating exploration of the complex relationship of Gertrude Stein and Alice B. Toklas
Much ado about nothing by William Shakespeare( Visual )

13 editions published between 1993 and 2011 in English and held by 237 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

William Shakespeare's tale of love and enchantment set against a backdrop of mistaken identities and bawdy good fun
Simple men by Hal Hartley( Visual )

7 editions published between 1992 and 2005 in English and held by 234 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two brothers go after their father, a former all-star shortstop and mad-bomber anarchist, when he breaks out of jail, and discover on their trek through deepest, darkest Long Island that sometimes even the oddest things really are just what they seem
 
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