By: Metacafe Affiliate U
By bruce jacky
American Violet, a gripping true-life drama, stars Nicole Beharie (The Express), Will Patton (Entrapment, The Postman), Charles Dutton (TV’s Roc, Mimic) and Alfre Woodard (TV’s Desperate Housewives, Primal Fear). Falsely accused of distributing narcotics in a school zone, Dee Roberts (Beharie) is offered a deal she can’t refuse: plead guilty and accept a 10-year suspended sentence. The alternative: risk serving 16-to-25 in jail. Realizing a conviction would ruin her life, Dee decides to fight back. Suing the DA for racial discrimination, Dee battles impossible odds in a case that will not only change her life but the laws of Texas as well.
AMERICAN VIOLET has been described as "AMAZING! The first must-see film for African-Americans in 2009,” by BET.com and Jeffrey Lyons of NBC Reel Talk has said "A powerful, compelling true story of a woman of courage." The acclaimed drama is now available on DVD and Blu-ray.
DVD and Blu-ray special features:
*Commentary by Director Tim Disney
*Telluride Film Festival Interview