The Lena Baker Story

Closed Capationed Starring: Tichina Arnold Director: Ralph Wilcox  Rated: PG-13: Parents Strongly Cautioned for Children Under 13
The Lena Baker Story
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DVD Features:

  • Rated: PG-13
  • Closed captioning available
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 46 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Released:
  • Originally Released: 2009
  • Label: Lions Gate
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Note: Behind-the-scenes featurette
    • Stills gallery
  • Aspect Ratio: Widescreen - 1.78
  • Audio:
    • Dolby Digital 5.1 - English
    • Subtitles - Spanish

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Product Description:

Both inspiring and heartbreaking, this film based on a true story chronicles the life of an African-American woman named Lena Baker (Tichina Arnold). Lena was born at the turn of the 20th century to a life of hardship: as a child, she picked cotton with her mother (Beverly Todd), and as an adult, she works as a prostitute. Just as she is about to escape the difficult life for a better one, she is arrested and sent to prison for almost a year. After time passes, Lena quits drinking and happily raises her children. But a struggle with a violent white man (Peter Coyote) lands Lena back in prison when he is accidentally killed. HOPE & REDEMPTION: THE LENA BAKER STORY recounts the life of a woman whom few have heard of but none can forget after seeing this film.

Plot Keywords:

1920s | 1930s | 1940s | 20th Century | Prostitutes / Whores | Racism

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  • Sales Rank: 18,801
  • UPC: 012236130451
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