DVD Catalog #301982
Color/51 Minutes
ISBN 1-56994-425-3
UPC 0 12233 01982 7
Region 1 - U.S. & Canada

Run Time: 39 minutes

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Richard Wright's

Almos' A Man

"Recommended. It tells a coming-of-age tale that's universal in terms of the issues it raises about growing up. Sure to be useful in generating discussion among family members and in the classroom."
- Video Librarian

Starring: LeVar Burton, and Madge Sinclair

Directed by: Stan Lathan

Although Dave (LeVar Burton) and his family are poor sharecroppers in the Deep South in the 1930's, this 15 year-olds problem is shared by teenagers today: he stands with one foot in adulthood and the other in childhood. “Almos' A Man”, yet still treated like a child, he struggles for an identity. There's one thing, one symbol of manhood, Dave thinks, that could guarantee him instant respect: a gun.

Dave finds a way to buy a pistol and at last, is ready to pull the trigger for the first time, never again will they call him a boy…But, he trembles, the gun overpowers the boy's body and he loses control - his young life forever changed.

Seen on PBS.

DVD Special Features

Author bio
Actor bios
About the American Short Story Collection
Robert Geller Audio Transcript Interview
Henry Fonda Intro
Printable Study Guide

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