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.


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 Jimmy Smits, Ernie Hudson, S. Epatha Merkerson, Mos Def, Liev Schreiber, Terrence DaShon Howard, Carmen Ejogo, Rosie Perez, Charlayne Woodard, Delroy Lindo, Marcus Franklin, Jeffrey Wright, Macy Gray, Lou Myers, Ruben Santiago-Hudson
Directors George C Wolfe
Dimensions 7.5x5.3x0.6

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  • Entertainment
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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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