Title:
Format:
DVD, Videorecording, Projected Medium, Visual Materials
Uniform Title:
Publisher, Date:
[Port Washington, N.Y.] : Koch Vision, 2008.
Description:
1 videodisc (105 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Summary:
The story of a black sharecropper family living in Louisiana during the Depression. The father steals food for his family and is sent to prison. While he is in jail the mother provides love, security and strength at home. The oldest son bravely becomes the man of the house until his father returns home.
Audience Note:
MPAA rating: G.
System details:
DVD, aspect ratio 2.35:1, enhanced for 16x9 televisions, Dolby digital.
Cast:
Cicely Tyson, Paul Winfield, Kevin Hooks, Taj Mahal, Janet Maclachlan.
Credits:
Photography, John A. Alonzo ; film editor, Sid Levin ; production designer, Walter Herndon ; music, Taj Mahal.
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Notes:
From the novel by William H. Armstrong.
Originally produced in 1972.
  
ISBN:
1417231068
9781417231065
Publisher Number:
KOC-DV-6587
Other Number:
244206875
Control Number:
3038946
  
Total Owned in SHARE
16
# Available:
16
Current Holds:
0
# Local items:
1
# Local items in:
1
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Martin Ritt's big-screen adaptation of William H. Armstrong's Newberry Award winning novel, Sounder stars Cicely Tyson, Paul Winfield, and Kevin Hooks as a black family struggling through life in depression-era Louisiana. The Morgan family is poor, but close. Young son David (Hooks) enjoys hunting with his father Nathan (Paul Winfield) and his trusted dog Sounder. Eventually, they fall on such rough times that Nathan steals a loaf of bread to feed his family, but he is arrested and sentenced to a work camp. Mother Rebecca (Tyson) realizes that David is now responsible for taking care of the family. He sets out to locate where his father is being held, and becomes involved in a school for black children where he learns facts that give him a new level of self-esteem. Sounder was nominated for a variety of Academy Awards, including Best Picture. ~ Perry Seibert, Rovi
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