Down in the Delta

    Genre
    Drama
  • Runtime
    112 mins
  • Release Date
    1998
  • Countries
    USA
  • Languages
    English

ANGELIKA’S NOTE

Maya Angelou's sole feature directorial work was heralded as "a triumph" by Time Out New York, and took home an Audience Award at the Chicago International Film Festival. Featuring an outstanding performance by Alfre Woodard, the film follows drug-addicted mother who, at the behest of her mother, moves to rural Mississippi with her two children.
DIRECTED BY:
Maya Angelou
WRITTEN BY:
Myron Goble
CAST INCLUDES:
Alfre Woodard, Al Freeman Jr., Mary Alice

SYNOPSIS

Sinclair family matriarch Rosa Lynn (Mary Alice) raises enough money to help her two grandchildren and drug-addicted adult daughter, Loretta (Alfre Woodard), move to a small Mississippi town in order to escape the dangers of inner-city Chicago. There, Loretta and her kids are taken in by her gruff uncle, Earl (Al Freeman Jr.), who attempts to instill a work ethic and sense of history in his niece. With the help of Earl’s tough love, Loretta does her best to put her past demons behind her.

Down in the Delta

    Genre
    Drama
  • Runtime
    112 mins
  • Release Date
    1998
  • Countries
    USA
  • Languages
    English
DIRECTED BY
Maya Angelou
WRITTEN BY
Myron Goble
CAST INCLUDES
Alfre Woodard, Al Freeman Jr., Mary Alice
Maya Angelou's sole feature directorial work was heralded as "a triumph" by Time Out New York, and took home an Audience Award at the Chicago International Film Festival. Featuring an outstanding performance by Alfre Woodard, the film follows drug-addicted mother who, at the behest of her mother, moves to rural Mississippi with her two children.

Sinclair family matriarch Rosa Lynn (Mary Alice) raises enough money to help her two grandchildren and drug-addicted adult daughter, Loretta (Alfre Woodard), move to a small Mississippi town in order to escape the dangers of inner-city Chicago. There, Loretta and her kids are taken in by her gruff uncle, Earl (Al Freeman Jr.), who attempts to instill a work ethic and sense of history in his niece. With the help of Earl’s tough love, Loretta does her best to put her past demons behind her.

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