Rosewood

The intentions are unassailable: to dramatize a forgotten injustice and sear it into contemporary memory so it's never allowed to happen again. But the movie is long and didactic, undermined by the faintly pious air of an educational slide show. Central Florida, 1923: Rosewood is an isolated, relatively prosperous African-American town coexisting uneasily...read more

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02:23 — The savage, true tale of an idyllic black community in the south, and their passionate bravery in the face of a horrible racist attack.

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Rosewood HBO2

Powerful dramatization of events leading to the obliteration of a black community by an angry mob in 1923 Florida. Jon Voight, Ving Rhames. Sylvester: Don Cheadle. Sarah: Esther Rolle. Scrappie: Elise Neal. Sheriff Walker: Michael Rooker. Directed by John (more…)

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  • Released: 1997
  • Rating: R
  • Review: The intentions are unassailable: to dramatize a forgotten injustice and sear it into contemporary memory so it's never allowed to happen again. But the movie is long and didactic, undermined by the faintly pious air of an educational slide show. Central F… (more)

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