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Samuel Goldwyn Films has exclusively provided BlackVoices.com with the trailer to ‘American Voilet’, which stars Alfre Woodard, Michael O’Keefe, Tim Blake Nelson, Will Patton, Charles S. Dutton, Xzibit, and newcomer Nicole Beharie.
Based on real events and set in a small Texas town in the midst of the 2000 Bush/Gore Presidential election, ‘American Violet’ tells the astonishing story of Dee Roberts (played by critically hailed newcomer Nicole Beharie), a 24-year-old African American single mother of four who is wrongfully swept up in a drug raid.
Despite the urgings of her mother, and with her freedom and the custody of her children at stake, she chooses to fight the powerful district attorney and the unyielding criminal justice system he represents. Joined in an unlikely alliance with an ACLU attorney and former local narcotics officer, Dee risks everything in a battle that forever changes her life, and the Texas justice system.
Directed by Tim Disney, the film will be released on April 17.
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