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Black like me / a Walter Reade / Sterling presentation ; presented by Victor Weingarten ; screenplay by Gerda Lerner, Carl Lerner ; produced by Julius Tannenbaum ; directed by Carl Lerner.

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Newburgh Chandler PL - Bell Road Library DVD BLACK (2 DISCS) (Text) 39206020822571 Audiovisual - DVD Available -

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  • Physical Description: 2 videodiscs (105 min.) : sound, black and white ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet (11 pages : illustrations ; 19 cm)
  • Publisher: Toronto, Ont. : Video Service Corp., [2012]

Content descriptions

General Note:
Based on the memoir by John Howard Griffin.
Originally released as a motion picture in 1964.
Special features: original trailers; lobby cards. Bonus disc: Uncommon vision: the life and times of John Howard Griffin / produced and written by Morgan C. Atkinson (2010 ; 60 min.); booklet with an excerpt from "Reluctant activists"--the authorized biography of John Howard Griffin / by Robert Bonazzi.
Creation/Production Credits Note:
Photography, Victor Lukens, Henry Mueller II ; editor, Lora Hays ; music, Meyer Kupferman.
Participant or Performer Note:
James Whitmore, Roscoe Lee Browne, Clifton James, Will Geer, Sorrell Booke, Al Freeman, Jr., Robert Gerringer, John Marriott, Thelma Oliver, Lenka Petersen, P.J. Sidney.
Summary, etc.:
Based on the landmark memoir by John Howard Griffin, Black Like Me stars James Whitmore as Griffin, who medically altered his pigment and, with the help of a sunlamp, reinvented himself as an itinerant black writer navigating his way through Mississippi and Alabama. Along the way he experienced firsthand both crushing racism and the incredible life force of the Afro-American communities.
System Details Note:
DVD, all regions; widescreen and full screen; 5.1 and 2.0 soundtracks.
Language Note:
Subject: Griffin, John Howard, 1920-1980 > Drama.
Griffin, John Howard, 1920-1980.
Digital recordings.
Impersonation > Drama.
African Americans > Southern States > Drama.
Authors, American > 20th century > Biography.
Southern States > Race relations > Drama.
Genre: Feature films.
Film adaptations.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Documentary films.
Biographical films.

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