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4 Little Girls
(DVD)

DIRECTED BY - Spike Lee


Spike Lee makes an impressive transition from fictional feature filmmaking to nonfiction with this powerful Oscar-nominated documentary. 4 LITTLE GIRLS tells the tragic story of the bombing of a basement in a black Baptist church in Birmingham, Alabama, on September 15, 1963, which killed four young girls: Denise McNair, Carole Robertson, Cynthia Wesley, and Addie May Collins. Interviews with the children's family members set up the scenario, and their memories of the explosion and aftermath provide the film with its most emotional moments. Lee uses this personal tragedy to better study the racial attitudes of America during that era and goes on to describe the impact this incident had on the civil rights movement of the 1960s and beyond. The film also features interviews with notable celebrities and historians, including Bill Cosby, Walter Cronkite, Jesse Jackson, Andrew Young, Coretta Scott King, and a rare candid appearance by former Alabama governor George Wallace. With 4 LITTLE GIRLS, Lee proves that he is once again one of America's most important chroniclers of the African-American experience.

Film Info

RUNTIME - 102 minutes

RATING - Not Rated

YEAR - 1998

FORMAT - DVD Region 1

LANGUAGE - English

SUBTITLES - English, Spanish, French

ATTRIBUTES - Full-Frame

SPECIAL FEATURES (DVD Only) -

DVD Features:

Region 1

Keep Case

Single Side - Single Layer

Full Frame - 1.33

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Director

Spike Lee

Producer

Sam Pollard

Producer

Spike Lee

Director of Photography

Ellen Kuras

Editor

Sam Pollard

Featured

Bill Cosby

Press

"...[Makes Lee's dramas] look pretentious and hokey by comparison....Intensely moving....Achingly heartfelt..." -- Rating: B+

- Mike D'Angelo, Entertainment Weekly

"...A subject that demands and gets consummate cinematic treatment..."

- Mike Clark, USA Today

 

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