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America's Dream (1996)

PG-13 | | Drama | TV Movie 17 February 1996
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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Maya Angelou (story "The Reunion"), John Henrik Clarke (story "The Boy Who Painted Christ Black") | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Danny Glover ... Silas (segment "Long Black Song")
Wesley Snipes ... George Du Vaul (segment "The Boy Who Painted Christ Black")
Lorraine Toussaint ... Philomena (segment "The Reunion")
Tate Donovan ... David (segment "Long Black Song")
Norman D. Golden II ... Aaron (segment "The Boy Who Painted Christ Black")
Susanna Thompson ... Beth Ann (segment "The Boy Who Painted Christ Black")
Jasmine Guy ... Elna Du Vaul (segment "The Boy Who Painted Christ Black")
Tina Lifford ... Sarah (segment "Long Black Song")
Carl Lumbly ... Cal (segment "The Boy Who Painted Christ Black")
Bennet Guillory ... Willie (segment "The Boy Who Painted Christ Black")
Danny Kamin ... Mr. Harper (segment "Long Black Song") (as Daniel Tucker Kamin)
RaéVen Kelly ... Lara (segment "The Boy Who Painted Christ Black") (as Rae'ven A'lyia Kelly)
Timothy Carhart ... Prof. Daniel (segment "The Boy Who Painted Christ Black")
Summer Ross Jefferson Summer Ross Jefferson ... Young Philomena #1 (segment "The Boy Who Painted Christ Black")
Vanessa Bell Calloway ... Miss Williams (segment "The Boy Who Painted Christ Black")
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Storyline

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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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for a scene of sexuality | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 February 1996 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Amerika See more »

Filming Locations:

Dallas, Texas, USA See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Color:

Color
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Referenced in The 18th Annual CableACE Awards (1996) See more »

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.. could be better
23 December 2003 | by matrixfighterSee 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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