American Violet

Rated PG-13 103 minutes 2009

A simple, straightforward, true story of racial injustice in a small Texas town, circa 2000, makes for an involving drama by director Tim Disney (great-nephew of the mouse man). When an African-American single mom (newcomer Nicole Beharie) is wrongly prosecuted for drug dealing, she scorns the customary plea bargain and decides to fight back in court — which means taking on the county’s kingpin DA (Michael O’Keefe), who can potentially ruin her life even further. No tricks, no CGI, no supernatural happenings, just a strong plot well told. Written by producer Bill Haney, with fine supporting playing by Will Patton, Tim Blake Nelson, and Alfre Woodard (103 min.).

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Director: Tim Disney

Writer: Bill Haney

Producer: Bill Haney

Cast: Nicole Beharie, Alfre Woodard, Charles Dutton, Tim Blake Nelson, Will Patton, Xzibit, Michael O'Keefe, Malcolm Barrett, Tim Ware and Paul David Story


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