Sounder (1972)

STARRING:
Cicely Tyson, Paul Winfield
DIRECTED BY:
Martin Ritt
GENRE:
Drama, Family
Four Oscar nominations went to this moving drama about a family of Louisiana sharecroppers facing hardships during the Depression. The story concerns Nathan Lee Morgan (Paul Winfield), a black man sent to a prison camp for committing a petty crime. When his wife Rebecca (Cicely Tyson) sends their young son (Kevin Hooks) to visit him, the boy's journey becomes a life changing rite of passage. Critic Roger Ebert praised Sounder, calling it "a film for the family to see." (Color)