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American violet / Uncommon Productions presents ; written and produced by Bill Haney ; directed by Tim Disney.

Format Video (DVD)
EditionWidescreen.
Publication Info[Los Angeles, CA] : American Inquisition, LLC ; Chatsworth, CA : Distributed by Image Entertainment, ©2009.
Description1 videodisc (103 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Supplemental Content Connect to reviews of this title online
Subject(s)
Other author/creatorHaney, William M., producer, screenwriter.
Other author/creatorDisney, Tim, director.
Other author/creatorBeharie, Nicole, actor.
Other author/creatorNelson, Tim Blake actor.
Other author/creatorPatton, Will actor.
Other author/creatorO'Keefe, Michael, 1955- actor.
Other author/creatorXzibit (Musician), actor.
Other author/creatorBarrett, Malcolm, actor.
Other author/creatorWare, Tim, actor.
Other author/creatorStory, Paul David, actor.
Other author/creatorWarshofsky, David, actor.
Other author/creatorJenney, Lucinda, actor.
Other author/creatorWestbrook, Karimah, actor.
Other author/creatorGuilfoyle, Paul actor.
Other author/creatorTyson, Pamala, actor.
Other author/creatorDutton, Charles S. actor.
Other author/creatorWoodard, Alfre, 1953- actor.
Other author/creatorCastellucci, Teddy, composer.
Other author/creatorUncommon Productions.
Other author/creatorAmerican Inquisition (Firm)
Other author/creatorImage Entertainment (Firm)
Contents Main titles -- Practicing -- Preliminary -- Plea bargain -- Treatment -- My business -- Hold her tight -- Before the trial -- Here I am -- Destroy credibility -- Warmest thanks -- End credits.
Abstract This film is based on a true story. Dee Roberts is a young black woman raising four daughters with the help of her mother in an all-black housing project. In 2000, Dee is one of many residents swept up in an aggressive raid by the police drug task force of their small Texas town. Dee's so innocent that she believes, at first, that she's been arrested because of her parking tickets. Once in the grip of the legal system, Dee faces a difficult choice: free herself by accepting 10 years' probation on a plea bargain, or allow the case to go to court, which could have much costlier consequences. Backed by an ACLU lawyer and a local attorney known for his integrity and connections, Dee attempts to prove that the drug charges are not just false, but racially motivated.
General noteOriginally produced as an American motion picture in 2008.
General noteMPAA rating: Rated PG-13 for thematic material, violence, drug references and language.
General noteSpecial features: Commentary by director Tim Disney [audio only]; Telluride Film Festival [featurette] (5 min.); Trailer (2 min.).
CreditsDirector of photography, Steve Yedlin ; production designer, Monroe Kelly ; editors, Nancy Richardson, Curtiss Clayton, Terilyn A. Shropshire ; music, Teddy Castellucci ; costume design, Caroline Eselin-Schaefer.
Cast Nicole Beharie, Tim Blake Nelson, Will Patton, Michael O'Keefe, Xzibit, Malcolm Barrett, Tim Ware, Paul David Story, David Warshofsky, Lucinda Jenney, Karimah Westbrook, Paul Guilfoyle, Pamala Tyson, Charles Dutton, Alfre Woodard.
Technical detailsDVD.
LanguageIn English with optional subtitles in English SDH or Spanish.
UPC 014381293821
Publisher numberAIL2938DVD Image Entertainment
Stock numberMidwest Tape http://www.midwesttapes.com

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