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Once Upon a Time When We Were Colored

The movie Once Upon a Time When We Were Colored was based on the book Once Upon a Time When We Were Colored.

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Movie details for Once Upon a Time When We Were Colored

The movie was released in 1995 and directed by Tim Reid. Once Upon a Time When We Were Colored was produced by Republic Pictures. More information on the movie is available on Amazon.com.

Actors on this movie include Al Freeman Jr., Phylicia Rashad, Leon, Paula Kelly, Salli Richardson, Anna Maria Horsford, Bernie Casey, Isaac Hayes, Willis Norwood Jr., Karen Malina White, Damon Hines, Iona Morris, Phill Lewis, Taj Mahal, Polly Bergen, Richard Roundtree, Braxton Brown III, Frank Hoyt Taylor, Montrel Johnson and Deionyos Llerena.

 

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Tim Reid's wonderful film about life in the black neighborhood of Glen Allan, Mississippi, from the mid-'40s to the dawn of the civil rights movement, is thick with terrific, inspired actors and possessed of a mature, limpid visual style. The story is tol... Read More
Tim Reid's wonderful film about life in the black neighborhood of Glen Allan, Mississippi, from the mid-'40s to the dawn of the civil rights movement, is thick with terrific, inspired actors and possessed of a mature, limpid visual style. The story is told from the point of view of a young boy raised by his stalwart grandfather and his kind aunt. But the collective tale of a community coming to terms with the risks it must take to fight racism and achieve political rights is equally important and compelling. Beautifully written (based on the autobiographical novel by Clifton Taubert), Reid's vision is rich in scenes of ritual and community that have rarely, if ever, been revealed on film. This is more than just a good movie; it's a watershed event in this nation's cultural history. --Tom Keogh

Book details for Once Upon a Time When We Were Colored

Once Upon a Time When We Were Colored was written by Clifton L. Taulbert. The book was published in 1989 by Penguin (Non-Classics). More information on the book is available on Amazon.com.

 

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