America's Dream

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America's Dream
Screenplay byRon Stacker Thompson
Ashley Tyler
Directed byParis Barclay
Bill Duke
Kevin Rodney Sullivan
StarringDanny Glover
Wesley Snipes
Lorraine Toussaint
Tate Donovan
Norman D. Golden II
Susanna Thompson
Jasmine Guy
Composer(s)Patrice Rushen
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
Producer(s)David Knoller
CinematographyKarl Herrmann
Editor(s)Monty DeGraff
Michael Schultz
Running time87 minutes
Production company(s)HBO
Carrie Productions
Original networkHBO
Original release
  • February 17, 1996 (1996-02-17)

America's Dream is a 1996 American drama film directed by Paris Barclay, Bill Duke and Kevin Rodney Sullivan and written by Ron Stacker Thompson and Ashley Tyler. It is based on the short stories The Reunion by Maya Angelou, The Boy Who Painted Christ Black by John Henrik Clarke and Long Black Song by Richard Wright. The film stars Danny Glover, Wesley Snipes, Lorraine Toussaint, Tate Donovan, Norman D. Golden II, Susanna Thompson and Jasmine Guy. The film premiered on HBO on February 17, 1996.[1][2][3]



The Boy Who Painted Christ Black

A talented young African American student presents his teacher with one of his paintings on her birthday. There are gasps of shock as the painting is revealed to be of Christ on the cross,a Christ who is black. The teacher accepts the painting graciously, and when the end of the year arrives,it is displayed with all the rest of the artwork produced in the school that year.The final ceremony is attended by the White superintendent of the area,who presides happily over proceedings. All is well until he examines the work on display.

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  1. ^ Horst, Carole (1996-02-15). "America's Dream". Retrieved 2018-05-12.
  2. ^ Don Heckman (1996-02-17). "Short Stories of Segregation and 'Pain'". Retrieved 2018-05-12.
  3. ^ Sandra Brennan. "America's Dream (1996)". AllMovie. Retrieved 2018-05-12.

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