In 1844, after travelling hundreds of miles on foot, a black woman finds friendship with the wife of the founder of the Mormon Church.

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Chantelle Squires
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Danielle Deadwyler ... Jane Manning
Emily Goss ... Emma Smith
Brad Schmidt ... Joseph Smith
K. Danor Gerald ... Isaac James
Clotile Yanna ... Angeline Manning (as Clotile Bonner)
Ann Bosler Ann Bosler ... Sister Littlewood
Gabe Casdorph ... Nathaniel
Aristide Gatereste Aristide Gatereste ... Peter
Madison Hall ... Emily
Rachel Woodward Hansen Rachel Woodward Hansen ... Maria
Anna Lori Krebs Anna Lori Krebs ... Sarah
Daniel McLeod ... William Clayton
Mary Neville ... Eliza
Marcus Olsen Marcus Olsen ... Fred
David Stevens David Stevens ... Stranger
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Two women. One white. The other black. Society mandated they be enemies. The gospel of Jesus Christ required they be friends. On the eve of the death of Joseph Smith, his widow, Emma, is on the brink of destruction. In order to stand with her friend in her darkest hour, one woman, Jane Manning, will need to hear the voice of God once more. Can she hear His voice again? And if so, can she find the strength to abide it? Written by Excel Entertainment Group

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All are alike under God

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Drama

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Joseph Smith: Negroes have souls and are subjects of salvation. They are not just children of Abraham, they are children of God. To curse the negro is to tempt damnation.
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Danielle Deadwyler soars as Jane Manning James
22 October 2018 | by sandrajergensen-91076See all my reviews

Jane and Emma breathes life into the real-life friendship of Jane Manning and Emma Smith. This important film examines their friendship within its complex matrix of history fraught with racism, the murder of the prophet Joseph, his polygamy and the strain of Emma's marriage. The deep friendship Jane and Emma, shown in the movie and based from the historical papers each woman left behind, is a telling passage, a cut from the cloth they were made of, a pieced quilt, stitched together through mutual trial and tenderness. This thoughtfully created, written, and filmed work bears the collaborative efforts of many artists, but ultimately it is Jane's story that speaks loudest- it is her time to be seen.


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Release Date:

12 October 2018 (Canada) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Salt Lake City, Utah, USA See more »

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Opening Weekend USA:

$84,512, 14 October 2018

Gross USA:

$380,030

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$380,030
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