Cora Unashamed

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Cora Unashamed
Written by Langston Hughes (short story)
Ann Peacock (teleplay)
Directed by Deborah Pratt
Starring Regina Taylor
Cherry Jones
Ellen Muth
Michael Gaston
Kohl Sudduth
Arlen Dean Snyder
CCH Pounder
Theme music composer Patrice Rushen
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
Producer(s) Ronald Colby
Rebecca Eaton
Anne Hopkins
Stephen Kulczycki
Marian Rees
Editor(s) Debra I. Moore
Cinematography Ernest Holzman
Running time 93 minutes
Production company(s) Alt Films
Distributor Public Broadcasting System (PBS)
Original release

USA: October 25, 2000 (2000-10-25)
Iceland: June 25, 2001 (2001-06-25) (video premiere)

Germany: October 18, 2001 (2001-10-18) (video premiere)

Cora Unashamed is a TV film from The American Collection directed by Deborah M. Pratt, starring Regina Taylor and Cherry Jones, and released in 2000. The movie is based on a short story by the same name in The Ways of White Folks, a collection of short stories by Langston Hughes.[1] Cinematographer Ernest Holzman won an American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) Award, for Outstanding Achievement in Cinematography in Movies of the Week/Mini-Series'/Pilot for Network or Basic Broadcast TV, for his work on this film.[2] David Herbert Donald called the short story "a brilliantly realized portrait of an isolated black woman in a small Middle Western town, who stoically survives her own sorrows but in the end lashes out against the hypocrisy of the whites who employ her."[3]


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