• 1996
  • 1 HR 36 MIN
  • 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) more

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