Multicultural Films: A Reference Guide, 1st Edition

  • Janice R. Welsch
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  • ISBN-10: 0313061947
  • ISBN-13: 9780313061943
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 231 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2005 | Published/Released August 2007
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2005

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Overview

Offers brief synopses and critiques of a variety of motion pictures that take up issues of race/ethnicity. Identifies and analyzes films relating the experiences of the following groups: African Americans, Arab Americans, Asian Americans, European Americans, Latino/a Americans, Native Americans, and includes Intercultural films, those depicting the experiences of more than one group.

Reviews

"Highly recommended."--Reference for Students, August 2005

— Reference Reviews on gale.com

"This is a recommended resource for finding quality films. Teachers and students will welcome this list of more than 150 films on multiculturalism. Highly recommended." --Reference for Students, August 2006

— Reference Reviews on gale.com

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Other Frontmatter.
Contents.
Preface.
1: African American Films.
2: Overview.
3: The Files.
4: Africans in America: America's Journey Through Slavery (1998/1999).
5: Amistad (1997).
6: Antwone Fisher (2002).
7: The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman (1974).
8: Baby Boy (2001).
9: Bamboozled (2000).
10: Bird (1988).
11: The Birth of a Nation (1915).
12: The Color Purple (1985).
13: Daughters of the Dust (1991).
14: Eve's Bayou (1997).
15: Eyes on the Prize (1986/1989).
16: Hoop Dreams (1994).
17: John Q (2001).
18: Malcolm X (1992).
19: Miles of Smiles, Years of Struggle (1983).
20: A Raisin in the Sun (1961).
21: Roots (1977).
22: Slam (1998).
23: A Soldier's Story (1984).
24: Soul Food (1997).
25: Sounder (1972).
26: Stormy Weather (1943).
27: Sweet Sweetback's Baad Asssss Song (1971).
28: To Sleep with Anger (1990).
29: When We Were Kings (1996).
30: Arab American and Middle Eastern American Films.
31: Overview.
32: The Films.
33: Collecting Stories from Exile: Chicago Palestinians Remember 1948 (1999).
34: Covered Girls (2002).
35: House of Sand and Fog (2003).
36: In My Own Skin: The Complexity of Living as an Arab in America (2001).
37: The Siege (1998).
38: Tales of Arab Detroit (1995).
39: With Us or Against Us: Afghan Americans Since 9/11 (2002).
40: Asian American Films.
41: Overview.
42: The Films.
43: Catfish in Black Bean Sauce (2000).
44: Chan Is Missing (1982).
45: Chutney Popcorn (2000).
46: Combination Platter (1993).
47: Eat a Bowl of Tea (1989).
48: A Great Wall (1986).
49: The Green Dragon (2001).
50: Heaven & Earth (1993).
51: The Joy Luck Club (1993).
52: Living on Tokyo Time (1987).
53: Maya Lin: A Strong Clear Vision (1994).
54: Picture Bride (1995).
55: Sa-I-Gu: From Korean Women's Perspectives (1993).
56: Snow Falling on Cedars (1999).
57: Two Lies (1990).
58: The Wedding Banquet (1993).
59: Who Killed Vincent Chin? (1988).
60: European American Films.
61: Overview.
62: The Films.
63: Almost Famous (2000).
64: Avalon (1990).
65: A Beautiful Mind (2001).
66: The Believer (2001).
67: A Bronx Tale (1993).
68: Clueless (1995).
69: Fail Safe (1964).
70: Gangs of New York (2002).
71: Gentleman's Agreement (1947).
72: Gone with the Wind (1939).
73: Green Card (1990).
74: The Insider (1999).
75: My Big Fat Greek Wedding (2002).
76: O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000).
77: Seabiscuit (2003).
78: Sergeant York (1941).
79: Songcatcher (2000).
80: Thelma & Louise (1991).
81: Witness (1985).
82: Latino/a American Films.
83: Overview.
84: The Films.
85: Almost a Woman (2002).
86: The Ballad of Gregorio Cortez (1982).
87: Blood in Blood Out/Bound by Honor (1993).
88: Born in East L.A. (1987).
89: Bread and Roses (2001).
90: The City/La Ciudad (1999).
91: El Norte (1983).
92: Fires Within (1991).
93: Girlfight (2001).
94: La Bamba (1987).
95: The Mask of Zorro (1998).
96: The Milagro Beanfield War (1988).
97: Mi Vida Loca/My Crazy Life (1994).
98: My American Girls: A Dominican Story (2000).
99: My Family/Mi Familia (1994).
100: The Perez Family (1995).
101: Raising Victor Vargas (2002).
102: Real Women Have Curves (2002).
103: Rum and Coke (1999).
104: Salt of the Earth (1953).
105: Selena (1997).
106: Spy Kids (2001).
107: Stand and Deliver (1988).
108: Tortilla Soup (2001).
109: West Side Story (1961).
110: Zoot Suit (1981).
111: Native American Films.
112: Overview.
113: The Films.
114: The Business of Fancy Dancing (2002).
115: The Doe Boy (2001).
116: Dreamkeeper (2003).
117: The Education of Little Tree (1997).
118: The Fast Runner/Atanarjuat (2001).
119: Grand Avenue (1996).
120: In the Light of Reverence (2000).
121: In the Spirit of Crazy Horse (1991).
122: In Whose Honor? American Indian Mascots in Sports (1997).
123: Incident at Oglala (1992).
124: The Indian in the Cupboard (1995).
125: Lakota Woman (1994).
126: Lighting the Seventh Fire (1999).
127: Naturally Native (1999).
128: On and Off the Res with Charlie Hill (2000).
129: Pocahontas (1995).
130: The Return of Navajo Boy (2001).
131: Rocks with Wings (2001).
132: Skins (2002).
133: Skinwalkers (2002).
134: Smoke Signals (1998).
135: True Whispers: The Story of the Navajo Code Talkers (2002).
136: The Vanishing American (1925).
137: A Warrior in Two Worlds: The Life of Ely Parker (1999).
138: Intercultural Films.
139: Overview.
140: The Films.
141: Because of You (Video Title, 2000) Kyoko (Japan, 1995).
142: Blade Runner (1982).
143: Blue Collar (1978).
144: Bowling for Columbine (2002).
145: The Brother from Another Planet (1984).
146: China Girl (1987).
147: Conrack (1974).
148: Faith and Doubt at Ground Zero (2002).
149: Far from Heaven (2002).
150: Finding Forrester (2000).
151: Follow Me Home (1996).
152: Giant (1956).
153: Hey Arnold! The Movie (2002).
154: Higher Learning (1995).
155: Holes (2003).
156: The Human Stain (2003).
157: Imitation of Life (1959).
158: In America (2002).
159: In the Heat of the Night (1967).
160: The Incredibly True Adventure of Two Girls in Love (1995).
161: Ken Burns's Documentaries: The Civil War (1990), Baseball (1994), Jazz (2001).
162: Lone Star (1996).
163: Lovely and Amazing (2001).
164: Matewan (1987).
165: The Matrix Trilogy: The Matrix (1999), the Matrix Reloaded (2003), the Matrix Revolutions (2003).
166: Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil (1997).
167: Mississippi Masala (1991).
168: Moscow on the Hudson (1984).
169: The New Americans (2004).
170: Norma Rae (1979).
171: Philadelphia (1993).
172: Romeo Must Die (2000).
173: Silverado (1985).
174: Solaris (2002).
175: Soylent Green (1973).
176: To Kill a Mockingbird (1962).
177: Twelve Angry Men (1957/1997).
178: Unbowed (2000).
179: Unforgiven (1992).
180: The Way Home (1998).
181: White Man's Burden (1995).
182: Woodstock (1970/1994).
183: X-Men (2000)/X2 (2003).
Films by Theme.
Film Distributors.
Selected Bibliography.
Index.
About the Authors.