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Monday Movies: Sounder

Monday, October 10, 2011
4:00 AM
4701 Haven Hall

SOUNDER with special guest Prof. Larry Rowley It’s the Great Depression and the Morgan family is struggling as sharecroppers. When the toll of hunger gets too great, the father, Nathan (Paul Winfield), steals some meat for his family. He is arrested and sent to prison. This leaves the mother Rebecca (Cicely Tyson), and her children to work the land and get the crop in for the season. “We'll do it because we have to do it” is Rebecca's response is to the overwhelming challenge that the family now faces. “Sounder” is a powerful and uplifting story about a family's love and perseverance through hard times. This is a film that all children (especially African-American) should see at some point in their lives because of the history that it teaches and the lessons about family and life that it provides. Rating: G Genre(s): Family, Drama