Mama Flora's Family

Mama Flora's Family

Director: Peter Werner Cast: Cicely Tyson, Queen Latifah, Blair Underwood

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Director Peter Werner teams with screenwriters David Stevens and Carol Schreder to adapt author Alex Haley's sprawling novel centering on the struggles of an African American family contending with racism and strife while living in the rural south. Set in the early-20th Century, the film follows aging widow Flora as she sets her sights north following the death of her husband. Though the determined matriarch had hoped to start a new life for her family away from the prejudice that gripped the American south, she discovers that their struggle is far from over when the country is plunged into the Great Depression, and the entire globe is rocked by two world wars. Later, brave black leaders fight for social change in the Civil Rights Movement, and the Black Panthers emerge as a force to be reckoned with. Through it all, Flora never loses the will to give her children the best life possible. Queen Latifah, Mario Van Peebles, Cicely Tyson, and Blair Underwood star.

Product Details

Release Date: 01/04/2011
UPC: 0883476030562
Original Release: 1998
Rating: NR
Source: Rhi Entertainment
Region Code: 1
Presentation: [Full Frame]
Time: 2:56:00
Sales rank: 19,190

Special Features

Closed Caption

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Cicely Tyson Flora
Queen Latifah Actor
Blair Underwood Actor
Mario Van Peebles Actor
Erika Alexander Actor
Tanya Wright Actor
David Ramsey Actor
Shemar Moore Actor
Novella Nelson Actor
Lou Myers Actor
Della Reese Nana Fleming

Technical Credits
Peter Werner Director
Jon Avnet Executive Producer
Charles C. Bennett Production Designer
Reuben Cannon Casting
Terence A. Donnelly Producer
Eddie Dunlop Casting
Tod Feuerman Editor
Jordan Kerner Executive Producer
Lisa Lindstrom Producer
J.A.C. Redford Score Composer
Neil Roach Cinematographer
Carol Schreder Executive Producer,Screenwriter
David Stevens Screenwriter

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Mama Flora's Family
1. Sweet Cakes [8:54]
2. Road Never Turns [11:00]
3. Hard Times [7:20]
4. Time Heals [12:42]
5. Making It Right [10:29]
6. My Shining Star [11:09]
7. Keep The Faith [8:29]
8. Second Chance [8:56]
9. Turning Things Around [7:57]
10. Credits [1:04]
11. War Hero [12:16]
12. Moving On [6:57]
13. Times Are Changing [10:20]
14. Blood Brothers [6:40]
15. Stand By Me [12:20]
16. Earning My Keep [10:08]
17. Angel Of Mercy [9:17]
18. Granted Miracles [8:05]
19. Half Way Home [10:53]
20. Credits [1:04]

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Mama Flora's Family 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Sir-Nej More than 1 year ago
Better than Roots, this is an amazing story that touches on many social and family issues not commonly discussed. The overriding theme and morality of the film are so valuable and the cast did a fabulous job conveying their respective struggles and emotions. Highly recommended for those interested in history, family values, African-American culture, or just plain good drama. A beautiful family film.