The Resource American violet, Uncommon Productions presents ; written and produced by Bill Haney ; directed by Tim Disney

American violet, Uncommon Productions presents ; written and produced by Bill Haney ; directed by Tim Disney

Label
American violet
Title
American violet
Statement of responsibility
Uncommon Productions presents ; written and produced by Bill Haney ; directed by Tim Disney
Contributor
Actor
Screenwriter
Composer
Director
Producer
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • eng
  • spa
  • eng
Summary
This film is based on a true story. Dee Roberts is a young black woman raising four daughters with the help of her mother in an all-black housing project. In 2000, Dee is one of many residents swept up in an aggressive raid by the police drug task force of their small Texas town. Dee's so innocent that she believes, at first, that she's been arrested because of her parking tickets. Once in the grip of the legal system, Dee faces a difficult choice: free herself by accepting 10 years' probation on a plea bargain, or allow the case to go to court, which could have much costlier consequences. Backed by an ACLU lawyer and a local attorney known for his integrity and connections, Dee attempts to prove that the drug charges are not just false, but racially motivated
Cataloging source
TEFMT
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Director of photography, Steve Yedlin ; production designer, Monroe Kelly ; editors, Nancy Richardson, Curtiss Clayton, Terilyn A. Shropshire ; music, Teddy Castellucci ; costume design, Caroline Eselin-Schaefer
Dewey number
791.43/72
Intended audience
MPAA rating: Rated PG-13 for thematic material, violence, drug references and language
Language note
In English with optional subtitles in English SDH or Spanish
LC call number
PN1997.2
LC item number
.A4839 2009
PerformerNote
Nicole Beharie, Tim Blake Nelson, Will Patton, Michael O'Keefe, Xzibit, Malcolm Barrett, Tim Ware, Paul David Story, David Warshofsky, Lucinda Jenney, Karimah Westbrook, Paul Guilfoyle, Pamala Tyson, Charles Dutton, Alfre Woodard
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1955-
  • 1953-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Haney, William M
  • Disney, Tim
  • Beharie, Nicole
  • Nelson, Tim Blake
  • Patton, Will
  • O'Keefe, Michael
  • Xzibit
  • Barrett, Malcolm
  • Ware, Tim
  • Story, Paul David
  • Warshofsky, David
  • Jenney, Lucinda
  • Westbrook, Karimah
  • Guilfoyle, Paul
  • Tyson, Pamala
  • Dutton, Charles S
  • Woodard, Alfre
  • Castellucci, Teddy
  • Uncommon Productions
  • American Inquisition (Firm)
  • Image Entertainment (Firm)
Runtime
103
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Single mothers
  • Malicious accusation
  • Racial profiling in law enforcement
  • Race discrimination
  • Plea bargaining
  • Narcotic laws
  • Malicious accusation
  • Narcotic laws
  • Plea bargaining
  • Race discrimination
  • Racial profiling in law enforcement
  • Single mothers
  • Texas
  • Texas
Technique
live action
Label
American violet, Uncommon Productions presents ; written and produced by Bill Haney ; directed by Tim Disney
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Special features, languages, and subtitles may vary
  • Originally produced as an American motion picture in 2008
  • Special features: Commentary by director Tim Disney [audio only]; Telluride Film Festival [featurette] (5 min.); Trailer (2 min.)
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
quadrophonic multichannel or surround
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Main titles -- Practicing -- Preliminary -- Plea bargain -- Treatment -- My business -- Hold her tight -- Before the trial -- Here I am -- Destroy credibility -- Warmest thanks -- End credits
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Edition
Widescreen.
Extent
1 videodisc (103 min.)
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
014381293821
Other physical details
sound, color
Publisher number
AIL2938DVD
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • 1755622
  • (OCoLC)420547257
  • 1746299
  • (OCoLC)ocn420547257
  • 1746299
  • 1755622
  • 1755622
System details
DVD; NTSC; 5.1 Dolby digital surround; widescreen presentation
Video recording format
DVD
Label
American violet, Uncommon Productions presents ; written and produced by Bill Haney ; directed by Tim Disney
Publication
Note
  • Special features, languages, and subtitles may vary
  • Originally produced as an American motion picture in 2008
  • Special features: Commentary by director Tim Disney [audio only]; Telluride Film Festival [featurette] (5 min.); Trailer (2 min.)
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
quadrophonic multichannel or surround
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Main titles -- Practicing -- Preliminary -- Plea bargain -- Treatment -- My business -- Hold her tight -- Before the trial -- Here I am -- Destroy credibility -- Warmest thanks -- End credits
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Edition
Widescreen.
Extent
1 videodisc (103 min.)
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
014381293821
Other physical details
sound, color
Publisher number
AIL2938DVD
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • 1755622
  • (OCoLC)420547257
  • 1746299
  • (OCoLC)ocn420547257
  • 1746299
  • 1755622
  • 1755622
System details
DVD; NTSC; 5.1 Dolby digital surround; widescreen presentation
Video recording format
DVD

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