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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 struggling to earn the approval of a self-righteous and often unloving stepfather.Written by
Not only is it a terrific and creative adaptation of Baldwin's great book. It is just a very very moving film.
One review says you need to be a Christian to appreciate the movie. I'm not a Christian and I appreciate it greatly. It speaks to fundamental aspects of being human: parent-child relationships, the burden of the past on the present, the struggle to find our selves amid all the many demands placed on us by others. And yes, the place of spirituality and transcendence in all that.
It's also a crazy "who's who" of contemporary African-American actors well before they became household faces and names.
*Watch this movie.* You'll be glad you did.
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