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America's Dream. 1995

short black jesus story

AMERICA ‘S DREAM . 1995. (PG-13) 87 min. Drama. Three short stories exploring a glimpse of the African American experience between 1938 and 1958. Long Black Song is from a short story by Richard Wright. A hardworking Alabama farmer goes to town for supplies. In his absence, a white traveling salesman pays a visit to his farm, meets the farmer’s wife, and takes advantage of their mutual attraction, but their sinful union has a deadly aftermath. The Boy Who Painted Jesus Black deals with a young student who causes a great deal of controversy when he paints a black portrait of Jesus in 1948 Georgia . The Reunion is a short story by writer/poet Maya Angelou about a jazz pianist in Chicago who encounters the daughter of a white family her parents once served. Cast: Danny Glover, Tina Lifford, Tate Donavan, Dan Kamin, Wesley Snipes, Jasmine Guy, Vanessa Bell Calloway, Norman B. Golden II, Timothy Carhart, Yolanda King, Rae’ven Kelly , Lorraine Toussaint, Susanna Thompson, Carl Lumbly. Directors: Bill Duke, Kevin Rodney Sullivan, Paris Barclay. Writers: Ron Stacker Thompson, Ashley Tyler. Cinematographer: Karl Hermann. Music: Patrice Rushen.

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