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Fulton Co PL - Rochester Main Library DVD FAMILY LON (Text) 33187002065296 Digital Video Disc Available -

Record details

  • Physical Description: 1 videodisc (98 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Publisher: La Crosse, WI : Platinum Disc Corp., 2004.

Content descriptions

General Note:
Closed captioned for the hearing impaired.
Creation/Production Credits Note:
Music, George Fenton ; editor, Bill Wahraus ; director of photography, Roger Deakins ; associate producer, Edwin C. Atkins ; executive producers, Taylor Hackford and Stuart Benjamin ; writer, John Cork ; producer, Howard W. Koch Jr. and Dave Bell, director, Richard Pearce.
Participant or Performer Note:
Sissy Spacek, Whoopi Goldberg, Dwight Schultz.
Summary, etc.:
Academy Award winner Whoopi Goldberg is Odessa Cotter, a quietly dignified woman, who works as a housekepper for Miriam Thompson (Academy Award winner Sissy Spacek). When Odessa honors the 1955 Montgomery, Alabama, bus boycott by walking an exhausting nine miles to and from work, Miriam offers her a ride. Defying both Miriam's racist husband (Dwight Schultz) and the powerful White Citizen's Council, Miriam and Odessa put their lives in danger for civil rights. Their shared experiences draw them closer as a deep respect and lasting friewndship forms. Together, in a difficult world of black versus white, they manage to discover a common ground.
Target Audience Note:
Rated PG.
Subject: Racism in motion pictures.
Civil rights.
Genre: Feature films.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.

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