Nightjohn Trailer

Nightjohn Trailer (1996)

"Words Are Freedom" 01 June 1996 Drama 92 mins

Charles Burnett directs this movie about John, a man of many talents, including one forbidden skill: he can read. When he teaches a young slave girl named Sarny to read and write, she learns an unforgettable lesson about the power of words and the true meaning of freedom. A wonderful movie about the power of literacy and the risk it took to educate slaves in the Ante-Bellum South before the heartbreak of the Civil War.

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Beau Bridges

as Clel Waller

Gerald Brown

as Joseph

Bill Cobbs

as Old man


International Titles

Night John Trailer

International Releases Dates

United States 01 June 1996

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