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The Resource American violet, Samuel Goldwyn Films and Uncommon Productions present ; produced and written by Bill Haney ; directed by Tim Disney, (videorecording)

American violet, Samuel Goldwyn Films and Uncommon Productions present ; produced and written by Bill Haney ; directed by Tim Disney, (videorecording)

Label
American violet
Title
American violet
Statement of responsibility
Samuel Goldwyn Films and Uncommon Productions present ; produced and written by Bill Haney ; directed by Tim Disney
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • eng
  • spa
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
A young, single mother of four is wrongly accused of selling drugs near a school and is offered a plea deal that would force her to admit to a crime she didn't commit. She challenges the laws of Texas when, instead of ruining her life with a conviction, she decides to sue the DA for racial discrimination in a case that changes her life as well as the laws of her state. Based on a true story
Cataloging source
TEFMT
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Director of photography, Steve Yedlin ; edited by Nancy Richardson, Curtiss Clayton and Terilyn A. Shropshire ; music by Teddy Castellucci ; costumer designer, Caroline Eselin-Schaefer ; production designer, Monroe Kelly
Dewey number
791.43/72
Intended audience
MPAA rating: PG-13; for thematic material, violence, drug references and language. Supplemental materials not rated
Language note
English dialogue with optional English or Spanish subtitles
LC call number
PN1997.2
LC item number
.A44 2009
PerformerNote
Nicole Beharie, Tim Blake Nelson, Will Patton, Michael O'Keefe, Xzibit, Charles Dutton, Alfre Woodard
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1955-
  • 1953-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Haney, William M
  • Disney, Tim
  • Beharie, Nicole
  • Nelson, Tim Blake
  • Patton, Will
  • O'Keefe, Michael
  • Xzibit
  • Dutton, Charles S
  • Woodard, Alfre
  • Castellucci, Teddy
  • Samuel Goldwyn Films (Firm)
  • Uncommon Productions
  • Image Entertainment (Firm)
Runtime
103
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Single mothers
  • Malicious accusation
  • Racial profiling in law enforcement
  • Race discrimination
  • Plea bargaining
  • Narcotic laws
Technique
live action
Label
American violet, Samuel Goldwyn Films and Uncommon Productions present ; produced and written by Bill Haney ; directed by Tim Disney, (videorecording)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Originally released as a motion picture in 2008
  • Special features: Director's audio commentary ; Telluride Film Festival interviews ; Theatrical trailer
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
quadrophonic multichannel or surround
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (103 min.)
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
014381293821
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
AIL2938DVD
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn420547257
  • (OCoLC)420547257
  • 1284039
  • 2626029
  • 2638210
System details
DVD, widescreen (2.35:1) presentation; Enhanced for 16x9 TV; Dolby Digital
Video recording format
DVD
Label
American violet, Samuel Goldwyn Films and Uncommon Productions present ; produced and written by Bill Haney ; directed by Tim Disney, (videorecording)
Publication
Note
  • Originally released as a motion picture in 2008
  • Special features: Director's audio commentary ; Telluride Film Festival interviews ; Theatrical trailer
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
quadrophonic multichannel or surround
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (103 min.)
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
014381293821
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
AIL2938DVD
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn420547257
  • (OCoLC)420547257
  • 1284039
  • 2626029
  • 2638210
System details
DVD, widescreen (2.35:1) presentation; Enhanced for 16x9 TV; Dolby Digital
Video recording format
DVD

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