Lackawanna Blues (DVD)

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    The plot of LACKAWANNA BLUES takes viewers back to a turbulent time for the African American community, all set to a soaring R&B soundtrack from an awesome selection of artists. Originally shot for HBO, LACKAWANNA BLUES is based on a one-man play by Ruben Santiago-Hudson, and is a moving coming-of-age tale. Drawing on his own experiences, Santiago-Hudson begins his story as a child growing up in the small New York town of Lackawanna. There, he is raised by Rachel "Nanny" Crosby (S. Epatha Merkerson), who provides a refuge for many wandering black folks whose lives have not quite turned out as they wished. Nanny and the residents educate Ruben in a way that no conventional schooling can provide, with the film lovingly painting a poignant slice of life from these heavily segregated times. Merkerson is exceptional as Nanny, while the ensemble cast also includes big hitters such as Rosie Perez and Mos Def among its line up.


    Dimensions 7.5x5.3x0.6
    UPC 026359274923
    Studio Hbo/Warner
    Format DVD
    Genre Drama
    Rating Parental Guidance
    Dimensions 5.5" x 0.5" x 7.5" WxHxD
    Weight 0.25 lbs
    Stars Ruben Santiago-Hudson, Ernie Hudson, Delroy Lindo, Jimmy Smits, Carmen Ejogo, Marcus Franklin, Macy Gray, Rosie Perez, Terrence DaShon Howard, Liev Schreiber, Charlayne Woodard, Mos Def, Jeffrey Wright, Lou Myers, S. Epatha Merkerson
    Directors George C Wolfe

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    • Entertainment

      I am from Lackawanna and I really enjoyed the movie. I lived there in the 50's and early 60's.

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    • Touching

      This movie was so good I still watch from time to time because it is one that you can watch over and over again, Macy Gray is one of my favorite singers also.

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    • Lackawanna Blues

      Purchase the movies for my mother in the nursing home movie night. The client and staff love it. They love the time frame that the movie was in 50's. All races and nationality enjoy it.

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    • Down home memories

      I bought this movie for me and for a Christmas gift for a friend. That's how entertaining I thought this movie was. I would recommend this movie, definately. It has big star names such as Terrance Howard, Harper HIll, Macey Gray, Lous Gosset Jr, Rosie Perez, Delroy Lindo, Mos Def. The main character is Nany Crosby played by S. Epatha Merkerson who really plays her role well. With all those stars how can you go wrong.

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    • Lackawanna Blues

      A must to see, I saw this movie the first on HBO and was counting the days until it was released. I brought this movie three times.

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