• Lackawanna Blues (2005)

Lackawanna Blues

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

Keywords: 1950s, Family, Son, Transformation, Growing up, 1960s, Inspiring, Heartwarming, Mother, Father


Winner Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2005)
Nominated Outstanding Directing for a Miniseries, Movie or Dramatic Special
Nominated Best Television Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television
Winner Best Performance by an Actress in a Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television
Winner Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or Movie
Nominated Outstanding Made-for-Television Movie