Sounder

Starring: Cicely Tyson Director: Martin Ritt  Rated: G: General Audiences
Sounder
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DVD Features:

  • Rated: G
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 45 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Released:
  • Originally Released: 1972
  • Label: Koch Vision
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Packaging: Keep Case
  • Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
  • Aspect Ratio: Widescreen - 2.35
  • Audio:
    • Dolby Digital - English
    • Subtitles - SDH English Subtitles (For the Deaf and Hard of Hearing) - Optional

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Entertainment Reviews:

New York Times - 11/24/2008
"Working from a screenplay by the African-American playwright Lonne Elder III, Ritt builds an affecting portrait of a black sharecropper and his family as they struggle to survive the early years of the Great Depression."

Product Description:

Nathan Lee Morgan (Paul Winfield), an African-American sharecropper, steals food from his neighbor to feed his hungry family and is arrested, leaving his wife, Rebecca (Cicely Tyson), and their three children to endure the hardships of prejudice and poverty in the Depression-era South. Nominated for four Academy Awards including Best Picture, this acclaimed film, directed by Martin Ritt and adapted from the Newbery Award-winning book, tells the coming-of-age story of a boy and his dog.

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Nathan Lee Morgan (Paul Winfield), an African-American sharecropper, steals food from his neighbor to feed his hungry family and is arrested, leaving his wife, Rebecca (Cicely Tyson), and their three children to endure the hardships of prejudice and poverty in the Depression-era South. Nominated for four Academy Awards including Best Picture, this acclaimed film, directed by Martin Ritt and adapted from the Newbery Award-winning book, tells the coming-of-age story of a boy and his dog.

Plot Synopsis:

William H. Armstrong's poetic novel comes alive in this acclaimed screen adaptation. During the Depression, a black sharecropper family struggles to make a subsistence living for themselves. Adversity turns into tragedy when the father is incarcerated for stealing food for his family. Now David, the eldest son, must fill his father's shoes. It's a tall order for such a little boy. But it won't be easy for any of them now that they're facing abject poverty, endless hunger and long term separation.

Plot Keywords:

Black History Month | Dogs | Family Interaction | Injustice | Poverty | Tear Jerker | Theatrical Release

Production Notes:

  • SOUNDER made its world premeire at the Atlanta Film Fest on August 13, 1972.
  • Filmed on location in Louisiana.
  • Followed by a sequel, SOUNDER, PART 2.
  • Additional cast members include, Rev. Thomas N. Phillips, Judge William Thomas Benett, Spencer Bradford and Myrl Sharkey.

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  • Sales Rank: 79,357
  • UPC: 741952658795
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