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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 4 months ago by San Diegan
I remember seeing thus movie on PBS/ETV. Me and my caregiver was so glued to our seats watching this great emotional touching video. Read morePublished 13 months ago by Delovely
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 15 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 24 months ago 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