About the film
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Release Date: September 23, 1998
|Production Companies||:||Nu Image, Tidewater Pictures Inc., Millennium Films|
|Producers||:||Jonathan Demme, Boaz Davidson, Avi Lerner, Elie Samaha, John Thompson, Trevor Short, Danny Dimbort, Steven Shareshian, Ric Rondell, Tracy Kilpatrick, Bridget Terry|
|Writers||:||Susanna Styron, Bridget Terry, William Styron|
In 1935, 99-year-old former slave Shadrach asks to be buried on the soil where he was born to slavery, and that land is owned by the large Dabney family, consisting of Vernon, Trixie and their seven children, and to bury a black man on that land is a violation of strict Virginia law.