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The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman
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NR,1hr 50min
Released:
January 1, 1974
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Vci Video
Synopsis: Cicely Tyson ages from 19 to 110 in the role of Jane Pittman, a fictional African-American woman whose life began in slavery and ended at the inception of the Civil Rights Movement. Northern journalist Quentin Lerner (Michael Murphy) travels to the racially polarized south of 1962 to interview Ms. Pittman for a potential book. Her life unfolds in flashbacks, many painful and unpleasant, but just as many are uplifting and hopeful. Based on the novel by Ernest J. Gaines and filmed on location in Baton ... Full Synopsis
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It's hard to overstate the impact that The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman had when it was first broadcast in 1974. It was a landmark event, both in terms of social consciousness and quality television drama. While the passage of time has inevitably softened that impact somewhat, Pittman remains an outstanding production, anchored by one of the most acclaimed -- and deservedly so -- lead performances ... Read Review
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Jane Pittman
Master Bryant
Lady at House
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The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman
The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pitman
The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman [30th Anniversary Special Edition] [2 Discs]
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