Written, produced, and directed by the late Emmy Award-winning Horace B. Jenkins, financed by New Orleans' Rhodes family, and crafted by an entirely African American cast and crew - CANE RIVER is a historically informed love story set in Louisiana's Natchitoches Parish, a "free community of color." Aspiring writer and hopeless romantic Peter - former athlete and scion of an elite Creole family - returns to his hometown and immediately falls for a breathtaking historical tour guide, Maria. Maria's disenfranchised, darker-skinned family disapprove of Peter's family and condemn their burgeoning romance while highlighting the painful legacy of colorism in their tightly-knit community. The lovers must work through Peter's contentious family legacy as privileged, former slave-owning, light-skinned Creoles if they want their romance to survive.Written by
The director Horace Jenkins was an Emmy-award winning documentary filmmaker, and "Cane River" was his first feature-length narrative film. But just months after the film premiered in New Orleans, the forty-two-year-old director died of a heart attack and "Cane River" never received a distribution. See more »
expected the music to be creole not lounge
Tuned in for scenery and music-but in spite of not hearing creole musics and tunes, thoroughly enjoyed the movie. btw, I think it's pronounced "Nack a tecsh"..might be natch a dough chess in Texas, but not in Louisiane. good job.
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