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A gathering of old men

Summary: A gathering of old men: A regular day in a Louisiana sugarcane plantation changes course when a local white farmer, a racist, is shot. A group of old, black men takes a courageous step by coming forward en masse to take responsibility for the killing. As the sheriff confronts the suspects, the young plantation owner stands alone in her defense of this group of men who stand resolute against decades of injustice.

Item details

  • Physical Description: videorecording
    1 videodisc (ca.199 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Publisher: [United States] : Echo Bridge Home Entertainment, [2009]

Contents / Notes

General Note: Titles from container.
"A gathering of old men" is based on the novel by Ernest J. Gaines.
"A gathering of old men" originally broadcast as a made-for-TV movie in 1987.
Side A: A gathering of old men (94 min.) ; Side B: In his father's shoes (105 min.).
Creation/Production Credits Note: A gathering of old men: director of photography, Edward Lachman ; editor, Nancy Baker, Craig McKay ; original music, Ron Carter ; costume designer, Susan Gamme ; production designer, Thomas A. Walsh.
Participant or Performer Note: A gathering of old men: Louis Gossett Jr., Holly Hunter, Richard Widmark.
In his father's shoes: Louis Gossett Jr., Robert Richard, Barbara Eve Harris.
Target Audience Note:
A gathering of old men: MPAA rating: Not rated; contains violence, profanity.
In his father's shoes: MPAA rating: PG; for language and some thematic elements.
System Details Note:
Subject: Racism Louisiana Drama
African American farmers Louisiana Drama
Murder Louisiana Drama
Fathers and sons Drama
Families Drama
Time travel Drama
Genre: Made-for-TV movies.

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