Keep the Faith, Baby

Overview

The life and times of controversial African-American politician Adam Clayton Powell Jr. is chronicled in this made-for-cable biopic. Constructed in Citizen Kane fashion, the film begins as the aging Powell (Harry J. Lennix) recalls his career to an inquiring reporter. From humble beginnings as a pastor at Harlem's Abyssinian Baptist Church, Powell rises through the ranks to be elected America's second black congressman in 1945. Though reverent and sympathetic to its subject, who is shown battling deeply ...
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Overview

The life and times of controversial African-American politician Adam Clayton Powell Jr. is chronicled in this made-for-cable biopic. Constructed in Citizen Kane fashion, the film begins as the aging Powell (Harry J. Lennix) recalls his career to an inquiring reporter. From humble beginnings as a pastor at Harlem's Abyssinian Baptist Church, Powell rises through the ranks to be elected America's second black congressman in 1945. Though reverent and sympathetic to its subject, who is shown battling deeply entrenched racism to bring equality and dignity to his people, the film also sheds light upon Powell's many shortcomings, among them his spotty marital record, his financial shenanigans, his expensive vacations on the public's dime, and his ultimate ouster from Congress. Vanessa L. Williams co-stars as Powell's beleagured ex-wife, celebrated pianist Hazel Scott. Co-produced by Adam Clayton Powell Jr.'s son and grandson, Keep the Faith, Baby was first seen on February 17, 2002, as part of the Showtime cable network's celebration of black history month.
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Special Features

Closed Caption; Full screen format; Dolby Digital English Stereo
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 7/8/2003
  • UPC: 097368037540
  • Original Release: 2001
  • Rating:

  • Source: Paramount
  • Region Code: 1
  • Aspect Ratio: Pre-1954 Standard (1.33.1)
  • Sound: Dolby Digital Stereo
  • Language: English
  • Time: 1:46:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 26,263

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Harry J. Lennix Adam Clayton Powell Jr.
Vanessa A. Williams Hazel Scott
Russell Hornsby Joe Schiller
Technical Credits
Doug McHenry Director
Doug McHenry Director
Colin Brunton Producer
Geoffrey Garfield Producer
Dennis Johnson Executive Producer
Adam Clayton Powell III Producer
Adam Clayton Powell IV Producer
Monty Ross Producer
Harry Ufland Producer
Art Washington Screenwriter
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Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. The Powell Matter [10:47]
2. Hero of Harlem [8:09]
3. Serving the People [11:59]
4. Candidate [7:34]
5. The Big Time [11:28]
6. The Congressman's Wife [8:24]
7. Musical Chairs [6:03]
8. Cops and Criminals [8:39]
9. Exercises of Power [7:28]
10. Making History [8:02]
11. The Mighty Fallen [8:43]
12. Victory [9:02]
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