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America's Dream (1996)

PG-13
TV Movie | 87 min | Drama

Three tales of African-American characters. "Long Black Song": a farmer with an unfaithful wife. "The Boy Who Painted Christ Black": school principal defends a controversial work by his student. "The Reunion": a jazz singer recalls her troubled youth.
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Writers
Maya Angelou (story "The Reunion") | John Henrik Clarke (story "The Boy Who Painted Christ Black") | Ron Stacker Thompson | Ashley Tyler | Richard Wright (story "Long Black Song")
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Updated Feb 17, 1996

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Feb 17, 1996 (United States)

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21 cast members
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Danny Glover
Silas (segment "Long Black Song") Silas (segment "Long Black Song")   See fewer
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Wesley Snipes
George Du Vaul (segment "The Boy Who Painted Christ Black") George Du Vaul (segment "The Boy Who Painted Christ Black")   See fewer
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Lorraine Toussaint
Philomena (segment "The Reunion") Philomena (segment "The Reunion")   See fewer
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Tate Donovan
David (segment "Long Black Song") David (segment "Long Black Song")   See fewer
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Norman D. Golden II
Aaron (segment "The Boy Who Painted Christ Black") Aaron (segment "The Boy Who Painted Christ Black")   See fewer
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Susanna Thompson
Beth Ann (segment "The Boy Who Painted Christ Black") Beth Ann (segment "The Boy Who Painted Christ Black")   See fewer
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Jasmine Guy
Elna Du Vaul (segment "The Boy Who Painted Christ Black") Elna Du Vaul (segment "The Boy Who Painted Christ Black")   See fewer
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Tina Lifford
Sarah (segment "Long Black Song") Sarah (segment "Long Black Song")   See fewer
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Carl Lumbly
Cal (segment "The Boy Who Painted Christ Black") Cal (segment "The Boy Who Painted Christ Black")   See fewer
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Bennet Guillory
Willie (segment "The Boy Who Painted Christ Black") Willie (segment "The Boy Who Painted Christ Black")   See fewer
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Danny Kamin
Mr. Harper (segment "Long Black Song") (as Daniel Tucker Kamin) Mr. Harper (segment "Long Black Song") (as Daniel Tucker Kamin)   See fewer
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RaéVen Kelly
Lara (segment "The Boy Who Painted Christ Black") (as Rae'ven A'lyia Kelly) Lara (segment "The Boy Who Painted Christ Black") (as Rae'ven A'lyia Kelly)   See fewer
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Timothy Carhart
Prof. Daniel (segment "The Boy Who Painted Christ Black") Prof. Daniel (segment "The Boy Who Painted Christ Black")   See fewer
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Summer Ross Jefferson
Young Philomena #1 (segment "The Boy Who Painted Christ Black") Young Philomena #1 (segment "The Boy Who Painted Christ Black")   See fewer
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Vanessa Bell Calloway
Miss Williams (segment "The Boy Who Painted Christ Black") Miss Williams (segment "The Boy Who Painted Christ Black")   See fewer
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Winter Elaine Jefferson
Young Philomena #2 (segment "The Boy Who Painted Christ Black") Young Philomena #2 (segment "The Boy Who Painted Christ Black")   See fewer
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Amanda Addison
Young Beth Ann (segment "The Boy Who Painted Christ Black") Young Beth Ann (segment "The Boy Who Painted Christ Black")   See fewer
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Kevin Jamal Woods
Clyde (segment "The Boy Who Painted Christ Black") Clyde (segment "The Boy Who Painted Christ Black")   See fewer
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Ruth Beckford
Mrs. McClaren (segment "The Boy Who Painted Christ Black") Mrs. McClaren (segment "The Boy Who Painted Christ Black")   See fewer
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Yolanda King
Mrs. Crawford (segment "The Boy Who Painted Christ Black") Mrs. Crawford (segment "The Boy Who Painted Christ Black")   See fewer
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Douglas Cunningham
Drummer (uncredited) Drummer (uncredited)   See fewer
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6.3 / 10 | 315 votes