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Langston Hughes' haunting story of an African-American woman's confrontation with death, abortion and loneliness is set in rural Iowa in the early 1900s. Working as a domestic, she lives only for her daughter and the neglected child of her employers. Regina Taylor ("Strange Justice," "I'll Fly Away") and Cherry Jones (A Moon for the Misbegotten, Cradle Will Rock) star.
This is a touching and meaningful film. I used it as part of a lesson in my literature class, and the students were quite taken with it.Published 5 months ago by San Diegan
when the first time i saw this movie, it made me cry for half hour, because of the plot. in the movie how Mrs. Art Studevant treats her daughter can remind me of my motherPublished 16 months ago by sen pei
A time When people keeped to them self's takeing care of her girl and a little white girl who is played by ( Ellen Ann Muth )
This is hoe life was.
This is a masterpiece. Beautiful story , acting and story line. I can't think of anything else to say! WonderfulPublished on September 5, 2013 by Dana Harris
I am a teacher and use it during Black history month! Lots of great activities to go along with the movie on PBS!Published on July 2, 2013 by Monika Raglin
I love Regina Taylor (especially in "I'll Fly Away"). The movie is heart-breaking and uplifting at the same time - it is NOT a "fairy tale". Read morePublished on May 9, 2013 by Cher
I watched this movie a long time ago but never forgot it, it stuck with me all these years. I like how Cora stood up for herself and Jessie. Read morePublished on April 30, 2013 by Miranda Scott