Today at The Clinton: Friday, Sep 24

Clinton St. Theater presents THE AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF MISS JANE PITTMAN

Clinton St. Theater presents THE AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF MISS JANE PITTMAN

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The history of slavery was vividly relived through the memories of a fictional 110-year-old woman beautifully played by Cicely Tyson in a story adapted for TV by Tracy Keenan Wynn and directed by John Korty.

Howard Rosenberg, Los Angeles Times

By celebrating the quiet heroism of an African American woman, this moving film pays homage to the high value of freedom.

Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat, Spirituality & Practice

[Tyson's] performance, though, goes far beyond the make-up. She absorbs herself completely into Miss Jane, in the process creating a marvelous blend of sly humor, shrew perceptions and innate dignity.

John J. O'Connor, New York Times

NOTE: IN ORDER TO MAKE THE SCREENING INCLUSIVE OF OUR ENTIRE COMMUNITY, THE 4PM SATURDAY SCREENING WILL PLAY WITH THE SUBTITLES ON.

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THE AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF MISS JANE PITTMAN
Director: 
John Korty
Country: 
United States
Year: 
1974
Runtime: 
110 minutes

Beginning during the racial turmoil of 1960s Louisiana, 110-year-old ex-slave Jane Pittman (Cicely Tyson) grants an interview to a persistent journalist and relates the remarkable story of her life. Orphaned early, she toils on a plantation until a chance meeting with a white Union soldier named Brown changes her outlook. Jane's emancipation marks only the beginning of an arduous and heartbreaking odyssey, framed by the horrors of slavery and the justice of the civil rights movement.

Special Admission

$7-10 suggested; $8 advance tickets available (includes a $2 servcie fee).

JUNE 17 @ 8PM

JUNE 18 @ 7PM

JUNE 19 @ 4PM