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Saturday Movie Matinee: Cry, the Beloved Country

February 2, 2013

Program Locations:

Bronx Library Center

James Earl Jones, Richard Harris, Charles S. Dutton, Leleti Khumalo

Miramax Films; Directed by Darrell James Roodt

Rated PG-13; 111 minutes; 1995

A Black Zulu Christian pastor (James Earl Jones) arrives in Johannesburg to search for his missing son. The pastor’s neighbor, a white landowner (Richard Harris) must also journey to South Africa to claim the body of his murdered son. The fathers never meet, but are tragically connected because of their sons in this 1940 period drama.

Based on the novel by Alan Paton.