Release Date: 1997
DVD Release Date: September 10th, 1997
R|2 hr 20 min
Rosewood, Florida, is a small, peaceful town with an almost entirely African-American population of middle-class homeowners, until New Year's Day 1923, when a lynch mob from a neighboring white community storms the town. Among the carnage, music teacher Sylvester (Don Cheadle) and mysterious stranger Mann (Ving Rhames) stand tall against the invaders, while white grocer John (Jon Voight) attempts to save the town's women and children. The film is based on a true story.
Director: John Singleton
Genres: Historical drama
Production Co: Warner Brothers, Peters Entertainment, New Deal Productions