Nightjohn

  • 1996
  • Movie
  • PG-13
  • Drama, Historical

NIGHTJOHN is a sober addition to the acclaimed oeuvre of filmmaker Charles Burnett (1990's TO SLEEP WITH ANGER). Pulling no punches, Burnett and screenwriter Bill Cain unleash a despairing portrait of 19th-century American slavery while creating a hopeful folktale about the power of literacy. Separated from her slave mother, young Sarny (Allison Jones)...read more

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01:14 — A courageous young slave girl discovers the true meaning and perilous consequences of freedom in this powerfully inspiring story. Based on the novel b (more…)

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  • Released: 1996
  • Rating: PG-13
  • Review: NIGHTJOHN is a sober addition to the acclaimed oeuvre of filmmaker Charles Burnett (1990's TO SLEEP WITH ANGER). Pulling no punches, Burnett and screenwriter Bill Cain unleash a despairing portrait of 19th-century American slavery while creating a hopeful… (more)

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