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Lackawanna Blues
- Jimmy Smits

Overview - The plot of LACKAWANNA BLUES takes viewers back to a turbulent time for the African American community, all set to a soaring R&B soundtrack from an awesome selection of artists. Originally shot for HBO, LACKAWANNA BLUES is based on a one-man play by Ruben Santiago-Hudson, and is a moving coming-of-age tale.  Read more...

 
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Overview

The plot of LACKAWANNA BLUES takes viewers back to a turbulent time for the African American community, all set to a soaring R&B soundtrack from an awesome selection of artists. Originally shot for HBO, LACKAWANNA BLUES is based on a one-man play by Ruben Santiago-Hudson, and is a moving coming-of-age tale. Drawing on his own experiences, Santiago-Hudson begins his story as a child growing up in the small New York town of Lackawanna. There, he is raised by Rachel "Nanny" Crosby (S. Epatha Merkerson), who provides a refuge for many wandering black folks whose lives have not quite turned out as they wished. Nanny and the residents educate Ruben in a way that no conventional schooling can provide, with the film lovingly painting a poignant slice of life from these heavily segregated times. Merkerson is exceptional as Nanny, while the ensemble cast also includes big hitters such as Rosie Perez and Mos Def among its line up.

Cast List

Macy Gray - Music Performer/Star, TRAINING DAY (2001)
Terrence Howard - Actor\"Dead Presidents"
Terrence DaShon Howard - Actor\"Dead Presidents"
Lou Myers - Actor/"Cobb"
Mos Def - Hip-Hop Artist/Actor
Dante Beze - Hip-Hop Artist/Actor
Mos Def - Hip-Hop Artist/Actor
Jeffrey Wright - Actor/"Basquiat"
Liev Schreiber - American actor, SCREAM series/LOVE IN THE TIME OF CHOLERA
Ruben Santiago-Hudson - Actor
Charlayne Woodard - Actress
Marcus Franklin - Star, LACKAWANNA BLUES (2005)
Marcus Carl Franklin - Star, LACKAWANNA BLUES (2005)
George C Wolfe - Director, LACKAWANNA BLUES (2005)
Ernie Hudson - American actor, GHOSTBUSTERS (1984)
S. Epatha Merkerson - Actress, LAW & ORDER
Carmen Ejogo - Actor
Jimmy Smits - Actor, NYPD BLUE
Rosie Perez - American actress/choreographer
Delroy Lindo - American supporting actor,

 
Details
    DVD Format
  • Format: DVD
  • Run Time: 95
  • Color Format: Color
  • UPC: 026359274923
  • Genre: Drama
  • Rating: Not Rated
  • Release Date: May 2009

Related Categories:
Movies > Television
Movies > Dramas

Related Keywords:
Music (General)
R&B/Soul
Music
1950s
1960s
African American Culture

 
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