Release Date: December 25th, 1998
DVD Release Date: July 20th, 1999
PG-13|1 hr 51 min
Sinclair family matriarch Rosa Lynn (Mary Alice) raises enough money to help her two grandchildren and drug-addicted adult daughter, Loretta (Alfre Woodard), move to a small Mississippi town in order to escape the dangers of inner-city Chicago. There, Loretta and her kids are taken in by her gruff uncle, Earl (Al Freeman Jr.), who attempts to instill a work ethic and sense of history in his niece. With the help of Earl's tough love, Loretta does her best to put her past demons behind her.
Director: Maya Angelou
Production Co: Chris/Rose Productions [us], Amen Ra Films, Showtime Networks Inc., C & A Productions
Distributors: Miramax Films, Showtime Entertainment