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Lackawanna Blues
S Epatha Merkerson and Mos Def




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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.

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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.

Main Cast & Crew

George C. Wolfe - Director
Mos Def
Louis Gossett Jr.
Terrence Dashon Howard
Marcus Franklin
S. Epatha Merkerson
Macy Gray
Ernie Hudson
Delroy Lindo
Rosie Perez
Liev Schreiber

 

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DVD Format
  • Format: DVD (Widescreen)
  • Run Time: 95
  • Color Format: Color
  • UPC: 026359274923
  • Genre: Drama
  • Rating: Not Rated
  • Release Date: August 2005

Related Categories:
Movies > Television
Movies > Dramas

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

 

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