New York : HBO Home Video, 2001.
1 video disc (101 min.)
Based on the novel by Ernest J. Gaines.
Starring: Don Cheadle, Cicely Tyson, Mekhi Phifer, Irma P. Hall, and Brent Jannings.
A young black man, accused of murder and sentenced to die like an animal in 1940 Louisiana, is befriended by a black teacher who works to enrich a life he cannot save, and in so doing, somehow redeem his own.