- Rated: PG-13
- Closed captioning available
- Run Time: 1 hours, 51 minutes
- Video: Color
- Released: July 20, 1999
- Originally Released: 1998
- Label: Miramax
Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada) Encoding
Dolby Digital 5.1 Audio
Packaging: Keep Case
Special Features: Interactive Menus, Chapter Search.
Performers, Cast and Crew:
Entertainment Weekly - 01/15/1999
"...Woodard blazes..." -- Rating: B
USA Today - 12/24/1998
New York Times - 12/25/1998
"...Unabashedly inspirational....[With] calm, stately performances of Mary Alice and Mr. Freeman. These two fine actors lend their roles a gravity, balance and underlying sense of sorrow..."
Los Angeles Times - 12/25/1998
"...Unflinchingly, DOWN IN THE DELTA goes straight to the heart....The film, appropriately traditional in style itself, comes full circle in a rich, substantial way that is all the more gratifying..."
A city girl gets shipped off to stay with her family in the Mississippi Delta by her mother in order to convalesce from her drug addiction. While there, she works alongside her grandfather at the family restaurant and learns about the trials and adventures of previous generations of her family dating back to their time in slavery before the Civil War. A touching family drama and the directorial debut of poet Angelou.
Description by Buena Vista Home Entertainment.:
Down In The Delta
DOWN IN THE DELTA brings together an outstanding cast of stars in an uplifting story of family, community, and friendship! In a desperate attempt to change her life, Loretta (Alfre Woodard -- STAR TREK: FIRST CONTACT, MUMFORD) -- a troubled single mother from a tough Chicago neighborhood -- is sent to spend a summer in her family's ancestral home in rural Mississippi. In "The Delta," with the support and widsom of her hardworking Uncle Earl, Loretta finally begins to see a way to provide for her young children and reverse the downward slide of her life. A heartwarming, critically acclaimed motion picture also starring Wesley Snipes (BLADE, U.S. MARSHALS) and Loretta Devine (WAITING TO EXHALE) -- share in this remarkable journey to discover the strength of a family's roots and the power of unconditional love!
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