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America's Dream (1996)

TV Movie  |  PG-13  |   |  Drama  |  17 February 1996 (USA)
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Three tales of African-American characters. "Long Black Song": a farmer with an unfaithful wife. "The Boy Who Painted Christ Black": school principal defends a controversial work by his ... See full summary »

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George Du Vaul (segment "The Boy Who Painted Christ Black")
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Philomena (segment "The Reunion")
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David (segment "Long Black Song")
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Aaron (segment "The Boy Who Painted Christ Black")
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Beth Ann (segment "The Boy Who Painted Christ Black")
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Elna Du Vaul (segment "The Boy Who Painted Christ Black")
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Sarah (segment "Long Black Song")
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Cal (segment "The Boy Who Painted Christ Black")
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Willie (segment "The Boy Who Painted Christ Black")
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Mr. Harper (segment "Long Black Song") (as Daniel Tucker Kamin)
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Lara (segment "The Boy Who Painted Christ Black") (as Rae'ven A'lyia Kelly)
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Prof. Daniel (segment "The Boy Who Painted Christ Black")
Summer Ross Jefferson ...
Young Philomena #1 (segment "The Boy Who Painted Christ Black")
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Three tales of African-American characters. "Long Black Song": a farmer with an unfaithful wife. "The Boy Who Painted Christ Black": school principal defends a controversial work by his student. "The Reunion": a jazz singer recalls her troubled youth.

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.. could be better
23 December 2003 | by (Yerevan, Armenia) – See all my reviews

I liked mostly the "Long Black Song"; whether black or white a woman is a woman, and a man is a man. I think the film should have had a more feminist shade. Still, Tina Lifford's performance is really good and natural, though the sex bit seems badly done with bad cuts. The "Boy who painted Christ black" seemed one of those still stuck between "good" and "evil". The narrative seemed limited and shallow. "The Reunion" seemed to tell the story, rather then ask questions - so to speak. I think it could have been better in terms of the screeplay, casting and acting.


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