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Rated PG-13 · 103 minutes · 2009

Drama
A simple, straightforward, true story of racial injustice in a small Texas town, circa 2000, makes for an involving drama by director Tim Disney (great-nephew of the mouse man). When an African-American single mom (newcomer Nicole Beharie) is wrongly prosecuted for drug dealing, she scorns the customary plea bargain and decides to fight back in court — which means taking on the county’s kingpin DA (Michael O’Keefe), who can potentially ruin her life even further. No tricks, no CGI, no supernatural happenings, just a strong plot well told. Written by producer Bill Haney, with fine supporting playing by Will Patton, Tim Blake Nelson, and Alfre Woodard (103 min.).
Official Site: www.americanviolet.com
Director: Tim Disney
Writer: Bill Haney
Producer: Bill Haney
Cast: Nicole Beharie, Alfre Woodard, Charles Dutton, Tim Blake Nelson, Will Patton, Xzibit, Michael O'Keefe, Malcolm Barrett, Tim Ware and Paul David Story

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