This film adaptation of James Baldwin's celebrated novel tells the journey of a family from the rural South to "big city" Harlem seeking both salvation and understanding and of a young boy ... See full summary »
Based on the true story of a white reporter who, at the height of the civil-rights movement, temporarily darkened his skin so that he could experience the realities of a black man's life in the segregated South.
Roscoe Lee Browne
1930's Pittsburgh, a brother comes home to claim "my half of the piano", a family heirloom; but his sister is not wanting to part with it. This is a glimpse of the conditions for ... See full summary »
Charles S. Dutton,
Rosa Lynn sends her druggie daughter Loretta and her children Thomas and Tracy away from the big city to live with their uncle Earl in the ancestral home in rural Mississippi. Earl puts ... See full summary »
What a true little masterpiece this TV movie describing, as the plot line said, the daily life of a black family in a country town among white folks. I know any of the players. Performances, directing, editing, everything is flawless here. I guess that's the was it was in those days. The typical kind of movie for home audiences, not the scheme for large big screen ones. Touching scenes, that glue you to the screen. You have not here necessarily the bad white folks against good black people picture. Unusual feature, but I know there were some of those among the decades, not many of course, but some, if you search in the right way. A terrific psychological study too, especially focusing on black people for this period, clichés free. Thousand miles away from GONE WITH THE WIND and "Yes Mam Scarlett"...
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