Rated PG

Based on the best-selling 1983 novel by Ernest J. Gaines, A Gathering of Old Men is a film centered upon racial discrimination, justice and loyalty.

Set in rural Louisiana during the 1970s, it opens with the discovery of the body of Beau Boutan (Richard Whaley), a racist Cajun farmer, by Candy Marshall (Holly Hunter), a sugarcane plantation owner.  His corpse lying in the yard of the elderly Mathu (Louis Gossett, Jr.), a Black sharecropper, will bring more problems than a typical homicide, as Boutan was White.