Sky is Gray

Sky is Gray

Director: Stan Lathan

Cast: Margaret Avery, James Bond III, Olivia Cole

     
 

Ernest J. Gaines' short story The Sky is Gray was adapted for television by Charles Fuller. James Bond III plays the son of black sharecropper Olivia Cole in this haunting period piece. Young Bond takes a trip to the city with his mother, where he experiences at close quarters the hatred and prejudice that his mother has tried to shield him from. Both motherSee more details below

Overview

Ernest J. Gaines' short story The Sky is Gray was adapted for television by Charles Fuller. James Bond III plays the son of black sharecropper Olivia Cole in this haunting period piece. Young Bond takes a trip to the city with his mother, where he experiences at close quarters the hatred and prejudice that his mother has tried to shield him from. Both mother and son manage to emerge from the experience with strengthened pride. The 46-minute The Sky is Gray was first telecast April 7, 1980 on PBS' American Short Stories anthology.

Product Details

Release Date:
01/25/2005
UPC:
0012233388824
Original Release:
1980
Rating:
NR
Source:
Monterey Video
Region Code:
1
Time:
0:46:00
Sales rank:
89,131

Special Features

Author bio; Actor bios; Printable study guide; About the American Short Story Collection; Audio interview: Robert Geller; Henry Fonda intro

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Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. The Tooth Ache [6:13]
2. Killing a Bird [6:18]
3. Going to Town [4:32]
4. The Dentist Visit [9:02]
5. The Dance [7:27]
6. The Benefactor [10:19]

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