Rated PG

Based on the award-winning and critically-acclaimed 1971 novel by Ernest J. Gaines, The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman is a story that follows the extensive life of its protagonist.

The film opens with Miss Jane Pittman (Cicely Tyson) celebrating her 110th birthday.  Set in Louisiana during the early 1960s, Quentin Lerner, a White journalist (Michael Murphy), visits her to learn the long-storied life of Miss Jane.  His interview is especially significant as the arrest of a young Black girl who attempted to drink from a “Whites Only” water fountain has recently made the news.

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