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Title The autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman [videorecording] / produced by Robert W. Christiansen, Rick Rosenberg ; written by Tracy Keenan Wynn ; directed by John Korty.

Imprint [S.l.] : Classic Media, Inc. ; New York, NY : Sony Wonder, [2005]


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe DVDs 2nd Floor  791.4372 Au82 2005  Disc 1    ---  Available
 Axe DVDs 2nd Floor  791.4372 Au82 2005  Disc 2    ---  Available
Edition 30th anniversary special ed.
Description 2 videodiscs (150 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
System Details DVD, region 1, full screen presentation; Dolby digital.
Language Closed-captioned.
Performer Cicely Tyson, Barbara Chaney, Richard Dysart, Katherine Helmond, Michael Murphy, Odetta, Thalmus Rasulala.
Credits Cinematographer, James Crabe ; music, Fred Karlin.
Note Originally produced as a television movie in 1973.
Based on the novel of the same title by Ernest J. Gaines.
Audience MPAA rating: Not rated.
Summary The history of blacks in the South as seen through the eyes of a 110-year-old former slave. Based on the novel by Ernest J. Gaines.
Awards Winner of 9 Emmy Awards, including Outstanding Special, Best Actress and Best Teleplay.
Note Special features: "The Making of the Autobiography of Ms. Jane Pittman" documentary - behind the scenes footage; new interviews with Ernest J. Gaines, Odetta, director John Korty, producers Rick Rosenberg and Bob Christiansen and more; "The Writing of the Autobiography of Ms. Jane Pittman" documentary - Ernest J. Gaines gives an in-depth look at the people and places that inspired his award-winning novel; "Oral Story Telling Tradition" documentary - scholars explain the important of oral story-telling; Best Picture and Best Actress Emmy clips; Digitally remastered.
Subject African American women -- Louisiana -- Drama.
Middle-aged women -- Louisiana -- Drama.
African Americans -- Drama.
Slavery -- United States -- Drama.
Civil rights movements -- Southern States -- Drama.
Genre/Form Made-for-TV movies.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Biographical -- Television feature.
Ethnic -- Television feature.
Biographical television programs.
Added Author Christiansen, Robert.
Rosenberg, Rick.
Wynn, Tracy Keenan.
Korty, John.
Tyson, Cicely.
Chaney, Barbara.
Dysart, Richard.
Helmond, Katherine.
Murphy, Michael, 1938-
Odetta, 1930-2008.
Rasulala, Thalmus, 1939-1991.
Crabe, James.
Karlin, Fred.
Gaines, Ernest J., 1933-2019 Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman.
Classic Media, Inc.
Sony Wonder (Firm)
ISBN 0738930938
Standard No. 074645895390
Music No. L2D 58953 Sony Wonder

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