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  • 1997
  • Movie
  • NR
  • Documentary

This rambling documentary, in which white Southerner Macky Alston pokes through his family's closets in search of the African-American descendants of his slave-owning ancestors, picks up steam as it goes and eventually achieves genuine warmth and even some sense of resolution. The New York-based Alston begins by recalling that as a child in North Carolina,...read more