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American Violet

Genres: Drama, Feature Film, Based on True Story, African American, Courtroom Drama, Crooked Cops, Drugs / Dealers, African American Drama, Crime Drama, Urban

Cast: Nicole Beharie, Alfre Woodard, Will Patton, Michael O'Keefe, Tim Blake Nelson, Charles S. Dutton, Xhibit

Director: Tim Disney

Synopsis: Nicole Beharie (The Express), Will Patton (Entrapment, The Postman), Charles Dutton (TV's Roc, Mimic) and Alfre Woodard (TV's Desperate Housewives, Primal Fear) star in this gripping true-life story. Falsely accused of distributing narcotics in a school zone, Dee Roberts (Beharie) is offered a deal she can't refuse: plead guilty and accept a 10-year suspended sentence. The alternative: risk serving 16-to-25 in jail. Realizing a conviction would ruin her life, Dee decides to fight back. Suing the DA for racial discrimination, Dee battles impossible odds in a case that will not only change her life but the laws of Texas as well.

Language: English

Country of Origin: United States of America

Production Year: 2008

Reviews:

  • "IDEAL MOVIE for an ideal time", San Francisco Chronicle
  • "POWERFUL performance by newcomer Nicole Behaire – B+ ", Entertainment Weekly
  • "EXCELLENT performances by Beharie, Woodard, Nelson and Patton", The Washington Post
  • "AMAZING! The first must-see film for African-Americans in 2009.", Clay Cane, BET.com
  • "A powerful, compelling true story of a woman of courage.", Jeffrey Lyons NBC, Reel Talk
  • "Nicole Beharie makes an eloquent debut.", Joe Morgenstern, The Wall Street Journal
  • "Excellent, nuanced performances.", Michael O’Sullivan, The Washington Post
  • "Clear, direct, RIGHTEOUS", Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun Times
  • "Nicole Beharie delivers A STUNNING PERFORMANCE.", Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun Times
  • "The most powerful film so far in 2009- a story that needs to be told and shared.", Shelli Sonstein, Clear Channel
  • "Beautifully acted", Stephen Holden, The New York Times
  • "SENSATIONAL...A RICH, VIBRANT FILM...guaranteed to move everyone who sees it. ", The New York Observer, Rex Reed

American Violet

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  • Release Date: Oct 13th, 2009
  • Catalog Number: AIL2938DVD
  • UPC: 0014381293821
  • Rating: PG-13 for thematic material, violence, drug references and language
  • Run Time: 103
  • Color Format: Color
  • Audio: Dolby Digital 5.1
  • Language: English
  • 16:9: Yes
  • Aspect Ratio: 2.40:1
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Closed Captions: No
  • Subtitle: English, Spanish
  • Special Features:
    • Commentary

    • Telluride Film Festival Interview

    • Trailer

  • Release Date: Oct 13th, 2009
  • Catalog Number: AIL3336BD
  • UPC: 0014381333657
  • Rating: PG-13 for thematic material, violence, drug references and language
  • Run Time: 103
  • Color Format: Color
  • Audio: DTS HD Master Audio 5.1
  • Language: English
  • 16:9: Yes
  • Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Closed Captions: No
  • Subtitle: English, Spanish
  • Special Features:
    • Commentary by Director Tim Disney

    • Telluride Film Festival Interview

    • Trailer

  • Release Date: Oct 13th, 2009
  • Catalog Number: AIL293800
  • UPC:
  • Rating: PG-13 for thematic material, violence, drug references and language
  • Run Time: 102
  • Color Format: Color
  • Audio: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo
  • Language: English
  • 16:9: No
  • Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1
  • Number of Discs:
  • Closed Captions: No
  • Subtitle:
  • Special Features: