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Title The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman [videorecording] / produced by Philip Barry Jr., Robert W. Christiansen and Rick Rosenberg ; screenplay by Tracy Keenan Wynn ; directed by John Korty.

Imprint [S.l.] : Classic Media ; New York, NY : Manufactured and distributed by Sony Wonder, [2002?], c1973.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Parsons DVD Fiction  DVD Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman    ---  Available
Edition Full frame.
Description 1 videodisc (110 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Note Originally produced as a television movie in 1973.
Based on the novel of the same title by Ernest J. Gaines.
For specific features see interactive menu.
Credits Director of photography, James Crabe ; music, Fred Karlin.
Performer Cicely Tyson, Barbara Chaney, Richard A. Dysart, Katherine Helmond, Michael Murphy, Odetta, Thalmus Rasulala.
Event Originally broadcast on January 31, 1974.
Summary Miss Jane Pittman is celebrating her 110th birthday. As the civil rights movement heats up, Miss Jane, a former slave, recounts her memories of the black experience from picking potatoes on a southern plantation to fetching water for soldiers in the Civil War to her views on the current and turbulent equal rights movement.
Audience Not rated.
System Details DVD ; Dolby digital.
Language Close-captioned.
Awards Winner of 9 Emmy Awards, including Outstanding Special, Best Actress and Best Teleplay.
Subject American fiction -- 20th century -- Film and video adaptations.
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 Television plays.
Film adaptations.
Feature films.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Added Author Barry, Philip, 1923-1998.
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.
ISBN 0738924670
Standard No. 074645520391
Music No. LVD 55203 Sony Wonder

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