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The Rosa Parks Story
The Rosa Parks Story
Actors: Angela Bassett, Peter Francis James, Tonea Stewart, Von Coulter, Dexter King
Director: Julie Dash
Genres: Drama, Television, African American Cinema
NR     2003     1hr 37min

ROSA PARKS STORY THE (DVD MOVIE)

     
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Actors: Angela Bassett, Peter Francis James, Tonea Stewart, Von Coulter, Dexter King
Director: Julie Dash
Creators: Angela Bassett, D. Scott Lumpkin, Elaine Steel, Howard Braunstein, Michael Jaffe, Pearl Devers, Paris Qualles
Genres: Drama, Television, African American Cinema
Sub-Genres: Drama, Television, African American Cinema
Studio: Xenon
Format: DVD - Color
DVD Release Date: 01/21/2003
Original Release Date: 02/24/2002
Theatrical Release Date: 02/24/2002
Release Year: 2003
Run Time: 1hr 37min
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 9
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English
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Movie Reviews

Well acted, well written
Carole Baker | Nashville, Tennessee United States | 03/01/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I used this video for Black History Month in a middle school. Most of the students had heard of Rosa Parks, but didn't know her life story. The film conveys her in such a human manner that the students were able to see her as a person and not just an historical figure. Many of the scenes in the film depicting separate but equal angered these students, who are too young to remember when these things actally existed. The film definitely elicited an emotional response from all who viewed it."
Engaging.
Stephen Doig | New Zealand | 07/17/2003
(4 out of 5 stars)

"Most everyone knows about Rosa Park's show of courage that helped spark the civil-rights movement, but few will probably know of the experiences in her formative years that helped shape her opinions and influenced her character. The Rosa Parks Story reveals the woman behind the legend. Not only is this gripping viewing, but would be of great educational benefit to a younger audience who may not be so familiar with this important period of 20th century history. Angela Bassett, in the starring role, is excellent - she emanates a warmth but also a gracful sort of stoicism that is entirely captivating. Also of interest is Rosa's relationship with her husband, who, at first was unapproving of her association with the NAACP and of her desire to bring about justice. His feelings, of course change, and there is quite a moving sequence in which this is illuminated.
On the whole, this movie is well worth investigating."
A wonderful film
Stephen Doig | 02/26/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Rosa Parks, the movie, was very well made. The acting, by all, was excellent and I found it refreshing to find that the relationship between Rosa and her husband to be the centerpiece of this drama. Movies too often show people who are said to be in love and spend all of their time groping each other without passion. The last 5 minutes of this film wherein Rosa's husband "reminds himself" just how lucky he is priceless. A civil rights lesson and a lesson is humanity all in one film."
Amazing DVD & Special Features!
John Charles | Los Angeles, CA USA | 06/04/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Not only was Rosa Parks a great movie, the whole DVD was fantastic. I especially appreciated the Civil Rights Timeline feature. It is one of the few special features I have seen which was really worth looking at, rather than the typical self promotion DVDs usually contain."