SOUNDER (1972) C widescreen 106m dir: Marin Ritt
w/Cicely Tyson, Paul Winfield, Kevin Hooks, Carmen Mathews, Taj Mahal, Janet MacLachlan
One of the most moving and compassionate films ever made, SOUNDER "transcends space, race, age and time" (Variety ). The plot concerns a family of sharecroppers in rural Louisiana during the Depression. The father is imprisoned for stealing some food for his family, and injured at the prison work farm before he returns home. Winfield is simply wonderful as the father, and Tyson is a combination of warmth, strength, and tenderness as she carries her family through various crises.
SOUNDER was nominated for Oscars for Best Picture, Actor (Winfield), Actress (Tyson), and Adapted Screenplay (Lonne Elder III).