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Down in the Delta

(DVD - 2011)
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
Down in the Delta
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A troubled single mother from a tough Chicago neighborhood is sent to spend a summer at her family's home in rural Mississippi.
Title: Down in the Delta
Publisher: [Burbank, Calif.] : Miramax Home Entertainment : Distributed by Echo Bridge Home Entertainment, c2011
Edition: Widescreen
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (ca. 112 min.) :,sd., col. ;,4 3/4 in
Statement of Responsibility: an Amen Ra Films production ; a Chris/Rose production ; a Miramax Films and Showtime presentation ; directed by Maya Angelou ; written by Myron Goble ; producers, Rick Rosenberg, Bob Christiansen, Victor McGauley, Wesley Snipes, Reuben Cannon
Notes: Number of discs, special features, and language options may vary by copy
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Originally produced as a motion picture in 1998
Summary: A troubled single mother from a tough Chicago neighborhood is sent to spend a summer at her family's home in rural Mississippi.
Branch Call Number: DVD Drama DOWN
Country of Producing Entity: United States
Credits: Director of photography, William Wages ; music, Stanley Clark ; editor, Nancy Richardson.
Performers: Alfre Woodard, Al Freeman, Jr., Esther Rolle, Mary Alice, Loretta Devine, Wesley Snipes.
System Details: DVD, widescreen
Subject Headings: African American families Drama African American single mothers Drama
Genre/Form: Fiction films
Feature films
Topical Term: African American families
African American single mothers
Publisher No: 17440 Miramax Home Entertainment
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Maya Angelo (yes, the poet!) directed this 1998 movie about a Chicago woman who spends a summer in rural Mississippi.

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Feb 17, 2013
  • lasertravis rated this: 2.5 stars out of 5.

Very average family drama. There was some good acting, and the story behind a family heirloom was pretty interesting. However, I just wasn't very emotionally involved. Snipes pretty much dialed his nearly cameo role in. The story really wasn't bad, just poor excecution.


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