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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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Should have kept my trap shut
27 July 2001 | by dkamin-2See all my reviews

We had just wrapped filming Long Black Song. It was great having only four actors in the cast and Kevin was a terrific director. When we leaving the set Danny Glover came over to me, and with a big hug lifted me off the floor and said "Man I love you, you're great, I wanna do another picture with you." I laughed and said "Don't give me that Hollywood bull***t" ( couldn't believe I said that, but I did mean it). He put me down and said "What makes you think that's Hollywood bull***t ?" "Because", I said " I've heard it too many times before". Danny protested "Well not from me you haven't ! ". And yes, we never made another film together. I do admire Danny though. He works hard, is committed to his craft, spends money for the betterment of others, and is really a man's man. I am proud LBS got so much recognition in France. Tate Donovan is great to work with, too and has a great sense of humor.


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