Piano Lesson

The Piano Lesson

Director: Lloyd Richards

Cast: Alfre Woodard, Charles S. Dutton, Carl Gordon

     
 
Alfre Woodard and Charles S. Dutton star as sister and brother in this made-for-television Hallmark Hall of Fame production about an African-American family's struggle to retain their heritage. The drama tells the story of an impoverished black family whose history is told in the carvings on the family piano. Boy Willie (Dutton) wants to sell the piano and use

Overview

Alfre Woodard and Charles S. Dutton star as sister and brother in this made-for-television Hallmark Hall of Fame production about an African-American family's struggle to retain their heritage. The drama tells the story of an impoverished black family whose history is told in the carvings on the family piano. Boy Willie (Dutton) wants to sell the piano and use the money to buy farmland, but sister Berniece (Woodard) won't part with it. The film chronicles their struggle to come to terms with their family's past, and its future. The critically acclaimed film was based on August Wilson's Pulitzer Prize-winning play and was nominated for numerous Emmy awards.

Product Details

Release Date:
12/17/2002
UPC:
0707729133834
Original Release:
1995
Rating:
PG
Source:
HALLMARK
Region Code:
1
Sound:
[Dolby Surround]
Time:
1:44:00

Special Features

Closed Caption; Full screen version; 2.0 Dolby Surround; Digitally mastered; Production notes; Cast and credits; Biographies; Scene access; Interactive menus

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Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Main Title/My Sister's House [4:25]
2. A Five O'Clock Welcome [3:38]
3. Here to Sell the Piano [3:00]
4. The Ghost of Sutter [4:35]
5. Reverend Avery's Dream [5:30]
6. Known a Good Woman [3:13]
7. Riding the Elevator [2:28]
8. Wining Boy's Success Story [7:39]
9. The Piano for Slaves [7:53]
10. Prince of a Soul, Price of Land [9:36]
11. The Watermelon Men [1:40]
12. Old Silk, New Money [5:38]
13. A Night on the Town [4:07]
14. Woman Without a Man [5:54]
15. Unwanted Company [1:43]
16. Lymon's Queen of France [6:19]
17. Carry That Piano Out of Here [3:24]
18. Boy Willie's Own Path [6:11]
19. The Exorcism [9:26]
20. Keep On Playin'/End Credits [1:44]

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