Lackawanna Blues Poster

Release Date: February 12th, 2005

DVD Release Date: August 23rd, 2005

Not Yet Rated|1 hr 35 min

Plot Summary
In the 1950s and '60s, young Ruben Santiago Jr. (Marcus Franklin) lives in a lively boardinghouse in the blue-collar town of Lackawanna, New York, with his father (Jimmy Smits) after his parents separate. Run by the motherly Nanny Crosby (S. Epatha Merkerson) and her taciturn husband (Terrance Dashon Howard), the boardinghouse residents, including The Bandleader (Mos Def), singer Pauline (Macy Gray) and cabaret owner Dick Barrymore (Ernie Hudson), teach the young boy about life and art.

Cast: S. Epatha Merkerson, Marcus Carl Franklin, Yasiin Bey, Jeffrey Wright, Jimmy Smits, Terrence Howard, Rosie Perez, Macy Gray

Director: George C. Wolfe

Genres: Drama