Plot & Details
Avon Kirkland's Ralph Ellison: An American Journey takes a close look at the Pulitzer Prize-winning author Ralph Ellison. In addition to the expected array of experts that analyze Ellison's work, Kirkland intersperses dramatized scenes from Ellison's only novel Invisible Man, including the infamous blind battle royal that appears in the beginning of the book. Andre Braugher (Homicide) provides the narration. This film was screened at the 2002 Sundance Film Festival before playing as part of the American Masters series on PBS.
- MPAA Rating: Not Yet Rated
- Genre(s): Documentary,Epic and Historical,Special Interest
- Run Time: 85min.
- Distributor(s): Independent Television Service, National Black Programming Consortium
- Director(s): Elise Robertson, Avon Kirkland
- Starring: Andre Braugher , John Amos , Paul Benjamin , Jacques C. Smith , Toni Morrison
- Themes: Race Relations,Writer's Life
- Tone: Elegiac,Intimate,Literate,Reflective,Warm
- Keywords: African-American, Pulitzer-Prize, career-retrospective, cultural-identity, interview, life-story, literary-criticism, literature, metaphor, novel, race-relations, reading [recitation], reform [improve], writer, writing
- Language: English