Tuesday, June 12, 2007

A Must See...

I was talking about "The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman" with some co-workers the other day. It's one of those movies that, at a young age, affected me and my thoughts on how we humans treat one another. It impressed upon me the unending strength of the human spirit.

Here's the summary...
This 1973 television movie about 110 years of American history as seen through the eyes of a black woman from Louisiana is a terrific achievement, a window onto racism from the Civil War to the Civil Rights Movement. Tyson gives a career performance as the title character, whose personal life is inextricably woven into the fabric of the African American struggle for equality. A mixture of the sentimental and the unflinching, this is the kind of educational experience that fully engages a viewer. --Tom Keogh

If you haven't seen it... go out and rent the DVD. Remember that it was made in 1973, so please excuse the lack of high-tech special effects and make-up. But if you open your heart and mind... the story will move you.

Cicely Tyson received a well-deserved Emmy for her incredible performance of Miss Pittman.


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