Nightjohn (1996)

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.

Directing:
  • Charles Burnett

Writing:
  • Bill Cain

Stars:
Release Date: 1996-06-01
themoviedb icon 6/10
  • Country: US
  • Language: English
  • Runtime: 92

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