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Movie: The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman

The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman

 Monday, February 4th @ 7:00 PM

Alphabet City, 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh, 15212

Please RSVP for Free Tickets at Alphabet City

 

Trailer:

 Based on the novel written by:   Ernest Gaines     

Director:  John Korty       Country:  USA         Genre:  Historical Drama  

 Length:  110 Minutes      Languages:  English

Winner of Nine Emmy Awards including Actress of the Year (Cecily Tyson)

Synopsis

Beginning during the racial turmoil of 1960s Louisiana, 110-year-old ex-slave Jane Pittman (Cicely Tyson) grants an interview to a persistent journalist and relates the remarkable story of her life. Orphaned early, she toils on a plantation until a chance meeting with a white Union soldier named Brown changes her outlook. Jane’s emancipation marks only the beginning of an arduous and heartbreaking odyssey, framed by the horrors of slavery and the justice of the civil rights movement.