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Autobiography Of Miss Jane Pittman, The (1973)
Rating:
Starring: Cicely Tyson, Barbara Chaney, Richard Dysart, Katherine Helmond
Director: John Korty
Category: Drama, Classics, Documentary
Studio: VCI Home Video/ Magic Lantern
Subtitles:
[None]
Length:
110 mins

 
 

 

"One of TV's all-time best."-Leonard Maltin

This highly acclaimed drama, based on the epic novel by Ernest J. Gaines, eloquently covers the story of the Black Experience -- from the Civil War to the civil rights movement -- all told from the memories of a fictional 110-year-old slave played by Cicely Tyson. Ms. Tyson’s tour-de-force performance, her most memorable, earned her an Emmy. All total this incredible made-for-TV film earned nine Emmys, including one for director Korty and one for Tracy Keenan Wynn’s intelligent script.