Lackawanna Blues
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A young boy grows up among a makeshift family of oddballs and dreamers in this adaptation of Ruben Santiago-Hudson's acclaimed one-man show. Ruben Junior (Marcus Carl Franklin) is a young boy who was born in the late '40s into a family that started crumbling not long after he was born. Ruben Junior's parents were from Lackawanna, a city in Upstate New York, and were living in a rooming house run by Nanny Crosby (S. Epatha Merkerson), whose place was a hub for the local African-American community. When Ruben Junior's parents split up, he and his mother return to Lackawanna and… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 71%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"It's a wonderful lead performance."
‑ Richard Roeper, Ebert & Roeper
"An invigorating movie full of sexual energy."
‑ Harvey S. Karten, Compuserve
"Everyone's efforts were sadly wasted."
‑ Phil Hall, Film Threat
"Bursting at the seams with talented performers, no one misses a beat, conjuring up an atmosphere so vivid, you can taste it."
‑ Amber Wilkinson, Eye for Film
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