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Year
1991
Runtime
113 min.
Director
Julie Dash
Genres
Drama, Romance
Rating *
6.5
Votes *
1,158
Checks
782
Favs
36
Dislikes
16
Favs/checks
4.6% (1:22)
Favs/dislikes
2:1
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  1. Sukkermaur's avatar

    Sukkermaur

    The first time I saw this in my film studies class, I struggled getting into it and almost fell asleep. But then, after having a seminar on it, where we discussed the topics, the storytelling style and how every creative decision here is filled with meaning, I saw it again by myself. And the second time I fell in love with it. I even cried a couple of times. I think - at least in my case - that this is a film where it is worth doing some research beforehand and knowing a little bit about what you're about to see (which is the opposite of how I usually like to enter a film world), like the culture, history and traditions of the Gullah people. But for this beautiful and powerful film, it is worth the extra effort. 2 years 10 months ago
  2. dpka's avatar

    dpka

    I just couldn't get into it. I prefer a Les Blank documentary about that Gullah guys. 4 years 6 months ago
  3. Ray Anselmo's avatar

    Ray Anselmo

    A wondrous, dreamlike, lyrical exploration of a Gullah family a century ago, and the pressures they faced dealing with tradition and the outside world. You feel the emotion as they wrestle with each other's views and the gaps between generations, and see how displaced people created a new life for themselves in a new land. 8.5/10, would recommend. 3 years 10 months ago
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  1. This movie ranks #10 in BBC's The 100 Greatest Films Directed by Women
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  3. This movie ranks #28 in Slate's The Black Film Canon
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  4. This movie ranks #45 in Spike Lee's Essential List of Films for Filmmakers
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  5. This movie ranks #70 in Sight & Sound's The Greatest Films of All Time
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  6. This movie ranks #189 in The New York Times's Book of Movies
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  7. This movie ranks #254 in TSPDT's 1,000 Greatest Films
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  8. This movie ranks #299 in Harvard's Suggested Film Viewing: Narrative Films
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  9. This movie ranks #418 in Library of Congress's National Film Registry
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