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Overview

Goldie Hawn garnered favorable reviews with her TV-movie directorial debut, a family drama set against the backdrop of racism in the American South of the early '60s. While in 1962 the Cuban Missile Crisis generates fears among adults, 12-year-old Lilly Kate Burns Jena Malone dreams of a career as a dancer. The problem is how to escape her dreary small-town existence, where she's surrounded by her mother Mary Ellen Trainor, a stroke victim; her bigoted Uncle Ray J.T. Walsh, a theater owner; her dejected Aunt Emma...
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Overview

Goldie Hawn garnered favorable reviews with her TV-movie directorial debut, a family drama set against the backdrop of racism in the American South of the early '60s. While in 1962 the Cuban Missile Crisis generates fears among adults, 12-year-old Lilly Kate Burns Jena Malone dreams of a career as a dancer. The problem is how to escape her dreary small-town existence, where she's surrounded by her mother Mary Ellen Trainor, a stroke victim; her bigoted Uncle Ray J.T. Walsh, a theater owner; her dejected Aunt Emma Christine Lahti; and her alcoholic dance teacher Muriel Catherine O'Hara. In addition to young Billy Lee Norris, Lilly is also friends with black minister Jediah Walker Jeffrey D. Sams. Uncle Ray has provided only a single exit in his theater, and when a young black boy dies in a theater fire, the tragedy sparks and inflames local racial conflicts. Uncle Ray is charged with wrongful death, and Lilly contemplates the nature of truth and justice. Filmed on location in Anderson, Texas.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/5/1999
  • UPC: 053939653632
  • Original Release: 1997
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  • Source: Turner Home Ent
  • Format: VHS

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Jena Malone
Christine Lahti
Catherine O'Hara
Jeffrey D. Sams
J.T. Walsh
Mary Ellen Trainor
Lee Norris
Kevin Jamal Woods
Technical Credits
Goldie Hawn Director, Executive Producer
John Brace Casting
Amanda DiGuilio Producer
Bill Finnegan Executive Producer
Patricia Finnegan Executive Producer
Kerry Kennedy Screenwriter
Linda Lowy Casting
Michael Ornstein Editor
Sheldon Pinchuk Executive Producer
Steve Porcaro Score Composer
Teri Schwartz Executive Producer
Anthea Sylvert Executive Producer
Ric Waite Cinematographer
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