Sounder

Sounder

Cicely Tyson and Paul Winfield received Oscar nominations for their lead performances as Rebecca and Nathan Lee Morgan, sharecroppers raising their children in 1930s Louisiana, in this evocative and moving family drama, from the Newbery Medal-winning novel.

Cicely Tyson and Paul Winfield received Oscar nominations for their lead performances as Rebecca and Nathan Lee Morgan, sharecroppers raising their children in 1930s Louisiana, in this evocative and moving family drama, from the Newbery Medal-winning novel. Lonne Elder III made Oscar history as the first Black man to be nominated for Writing and the first Black person to receive an Adapted Screenplay nomination, and Martin Ritt provided his typically sensitive direction.

Director: Martin Ritt. Cast: Cicely Tyson, Paul Winfield, Kevin Hooks, Janet MacLachlan. 1972. 105 min. USA. Color. Scope. English. DCP. 

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