The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman
1974 | Drama | 110 minutes | English
Why Stream This Film?
- Rotten Tomatoes Score (Critics Consensus): 89%
- Metacritic Score: 77
Primetime Emmy Awards: Winner, Outstanding TV Special; Best Lead Actress in a Drama (Cicely Tyson); Best Screenwriting, Drama (Tracy Keenan Wynn); Best Directing, Drama (John Korty)
Directors Guild Awards: Winner, Outstanding Directorial Achievement (John Korty)
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The history of slavery was vividly relived through the memories of a fictional 110-year-old woman beautifully played by Cicely Tyson in a story adapted by Tracy Keenan Wynn and directed by John Korty.
MISS JANE PITTMAN fulfilled my deepest expectations. I did not look for a miracle nor did I view it with malice. That the show will spawn another film depicting other blacks in other experiences is unquestioned. That it was a triumph of and for the enduring strength of black people is also beyond doubt.
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