The Autobiography Of Miss Jane Pittman

1974, Movie, NR, 107 mins

Told in the form of a fictitious memoir, this near-flawless docudrama stands the test of time by virtue of John Korty's sensitive direction, Tracy Keenan Wynn's exemplary script and Cicely Tyson's astonishing, Emmy Award-winning performance as Miss Jane Pittman. At the height of America's Civil Rights Movement, white journalist Quentin Lerner (Michael Murphy) secures an interview with Miss Jane Pittman, an elderly African-American woman born into slavery. As she reminisces, flashbacks follow Jane from her childhood as a plantation slave named Ticey (Valerie Odell) to her 110th birthday. After the Emancipation Proclamation, Ticey joins other freed slaves in a trek to...
Released: 1974 Rated: NR Length: 107 mins

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