The Piano Lesson
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The Piano Lesson
Alfre Woodard and Charles S. Dutton star as sister and brother in this made-for-television Hallmark Hall of Fame production about an African-American family's struggle to retain their heritage. The drama tells the story of an impoverished black family whose history is told in the carvings on the family piano. Boy Willie (Dutton) wants to sell the piano and use the money to buy farmland, but sister Berniece (Woodard) won't part with it. The film chronicles their struggle to come to terms with their family's past, and its future. The critically acclaimed film was based on August… More
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Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"There is an element of magical realism to this story, not unlike Toni Morrison's Beloved, and that comes across well."
‑ Jamie Gillies, Apollo Guide
"Passionate screen adaptation of August Wilson's Pulitzer Prize-winning play about two siblings forced to clarify their values about tradition, money and desire."
‑ Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat, Spirituality and Practice
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