6.3/10
315
3 user

America's Dream (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 »

Writers:

Maya Angelou (story "The Reunion"), John Henrik Clarke (story "The Boy Who Painted Christ Black") | 3 more credits »
Reviews

On Disc

at Amazon

9 wins & 4 nominations. See more awards »

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Crime | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Three unconnected Brooklyn cops wind up at the same deadly location after enduring vastly different career paths.

Director: Antoine Fuqua
Stars: Richard Gere, Don Cheadle, Ethan Hawke
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

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 »

Director: Maya Angelou
Stars: Alfre Woodard, Al Freeman Jr., Mary Alice
Drama | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

Alek is an immigrant from the Soviet Union who was a talented boxer in his day, but he was not allowed on the Soviet national team because he was a Jew. Depressed and discouraged, he meets ... See full summary »

Director: Joe Roth
Stars: Klaus Maria Brandauer, Adrian Pasdar, Wesley Snipes
Zig Zag (2002)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

An autistic 15-year-old boy steals money from his boss to provide rent for his abusive father, who uses the money to repay a loan shark.

Director: David S. Goyer
Stars: John Leguizamo, Natasha Lyonne, Wesley Snipes
Boiling Point I (1993)
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  

A pair of sociopath killers take on the police and the mob in order to make one last big score.

Director: James B. Harris
Stars: Wesley Snipes, Dennis Hopper, Lolita Davidovich
The Marksman (Video 2005)
Action | Adventure | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.1/10 X  

Chechen rebels take over a Russian nuclear plant and it's up to a mysterious agent (Snipes) to stop them.

Director: Marcus Adams
Stars: Wesley Snipes, William Hope, Emma Samms
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

A film about struggling to deal with paralysis. Author Joel Garcia breaks his neck while hiking, and finds himself in a rehabilitation centre with Raymond, an exaggerating ladies' man, and ... See full summary »

Directors: Neal Jimenez, Michael Steinberg
Stars: Eric Stoltz, Helen Hunt, Wesley Snipes
Hard Luck (Video 2006)
Crime | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

Two converging story lines involving corrupt cops ripping off drug dealers and serial killers are followed as former drug dealer Lucky, trying to go straight after doing a prison stint, ... See full summary »

Director: Mario Van Peebles
Stars: Wesley Snipes, Jackie Quinones, Cybill Shepherd
Edit

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")
Edit

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.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

independent film | See All (1) »

Genres:

Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Details

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 »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Color:

Color
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Connections

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

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
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.


4 of 9 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 3 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page



Recently Viewed