Legacy (2000 film)

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Directed byTod Lending
Written byTod Lending
Produced byDaniel Alpert
Tod Lending
Edited byDaniel Alpert
Music bySheldon Mirowitz
Nomadic Pictures
Distributed byCinemax[1]
Release date
  • February 1, 2000 (2000-02-01)
Running time
90 minutes
CountryUnited States

Legacy is a 2000 American documentary film directed by Tod Lending. It was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature.[2]

The film tracks three different generations (over five years) of a family in Chicago that lives in the Henry Horner Homes public housing. Their lives change, however, after a life-altering event - the murder of a family member - slowly changes them to have a more positive outlook on life.


Legacy has an approval rating of 80% on review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes, based on 5 reviews, and an average rating of 7.60/10.[3]


  1. ^ "Lending into first year of 3 year, $900,000 PBS documentary | Reel Chicago - Midwest film, audio, production, TV, and advertising". | Reel Chicago - Midwest film, audio, production, TV, and advertising. March 12, 2003. Retrieved February 16, 2019.
  2. ^ "NY Times: Legacy". Movies & TV Dept. The New York Times. 2011. Archived from the original on May 21, 2011. Retrieved November 22, 2008.
  3. ^ "Legacy".

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