Cora Unashamed Movie Review 2000

Information and Film Reviews for Cora Unashamed the Movie

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Adaptation of the Langston Hughes short story that finds racism and tragedy in a small Iowa town in the 1930s. Cora Jenkins (Taylor) and her mother (Pounder) are the only blacks in the community. Cora works as a housekeeper for the Studevant family and becomes strongly attached to the family's daughter, Jessie (Graham). This bond is resented by Jessie's mother, selfish and cold Lizbeth (Jones), whose exaggerated sense of propriety brings about disaster.


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Available on VHS, DVD
Running time 95 minutes.

Cast and Crew

Period Piece: 1930s, African America, The Help: Female, Monster Moms, Adapted from a Story
Ann Peacock
Regina Taylor, Cherry Jones, CCH Pounder, Michael Gaston, Arlen Dean Snyder, Molly Graham, Ellen Muth, Kohl Sudduth
Ernest Holzman
Deborah Pratt
Patrice Rushen

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