Shadrach


1h 26m 1998

Brief Synopsis

In Virginia during the Depression, a 99-year-old former slave visits the plantation where he once lived. There he meets the descendents of his former owner, who are by now next to penniless. When he informs them that he is about to die and would like to be buried on their land, they have to make d

Film Details

MPAA Rating
PG-13
Genre
Adaptation
Drama
Historical
Period
Release Date
1998
Distribution Company
Sony Pictures Releasing
Location
Willmington, Delaware, USA; North Carolina, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 26m

Synopsis

In Virginia during the Depression, a 99-year-old former slave visits the plantation where he once lived. There he meets the descendents of his former owner, who are by now next to penniless. When he informs them that he is about to die and would like to be buried on their land, they have to make decisions about whether or not to honor his request (although it is illegal) and care for him until the time of his death.

Film Details

MPAA Rating
PG-13
Genre
Adaptation
Drama
Historical
Period
Release Date
1998
Distribution Company
Sony Pictures Releasing
Location
Willmington, Delaware, USA; North Carolina, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 26m

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Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States 1998

Released in United States April 1998

Released in United States August 1998

Released in United States Fall September 23, 1998

Released in United States on Video February 23, 1999

Released in United States September 25, 1998

Shown at Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival October 26 - November 15, 1998.

Shown at Los Angeles Independent Film Festival (Opening Night) April 16-20, 1998.

Shown at Los Angeles Independent Film Festival Tokyo in Tokyo August 27-31, 1998.

Shown at Venice Film Festival (Perspectives) August 26 - September 8, 1998.

Began shooting July 21, 1997.

Completed shooting August 27, 1997.

Susanna Styron adapted this film from a short story by her father, William, which was first published in "Esquire" in 1978.

Released in United States 1998 (Shown at Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival October 26 - November 15, 1998.)

Released in United States 1998 (Shown at Venice Film Festival (Perspectives) August 26 - September 8, 1998.)

Released in United States on Video February 23, 1999

Released in United States April 1998 (Shown at Los Angeles Independent Film Festival (Opening Night) April 16-20, 1998.)

Released in United States August 1998 (Shown at Los Angeles Independent Film Festival Tokyo in Tokyo August 27-31, 1998.)

Released in United States Fall September 23, 1998

Released in United States September 25, 1998 (Los Angeles)