American Violet


1h 43m 2008

Brief Synopsis

Based on the true story of Dee Roberts, a 24 year-old African American single mother of four living in a small Texas town when she is dragged away from work one day in handcuffs, and then dumped in the women's county prison. The local district attorney leads an extensive drug bust, sweeping her hous

Film Details

MPAA Rating
PG-13
Genre
Drama
Release Date
2008
Distribution Company
SGF/SAMUEL GOLDWYN FILMS
Location
New Orleans, Louisiana, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 43m

Synopsis

Based on the true story of Dee Roberts, a 24 year-old African American single mother of four living in a small Texas town when she is dragged away from work one day in handcuffs, and then dumped in the women's county prison. The local district attorney leads an extensive drug bust, sweeping her housing project with military precision. Dee soon discovers that she has been charged as a drug dealer. Even though she has no prior drug record and no drugs were found on her in the raid, she is offered a hellish choice: plead guilty and go home as a convicted felon or remain in prison, jeopardizing her custody and risking a long prison sentence. She chooses to fight the unyielding criminal justice system, risking everything in a battle that forever changes her life and the Texas justice system.

Film Details

MPAA Rating
PG-13
Genre
Drama
Release Date
2008
Distribution Company
SGF/SAMUEL GOLDWYN FILMS
Location
New Orleans, Louisiana, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 43m

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Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Limited Release in United States April 17, 2009

Released in United States 2008

Released in United States March 2009

Released in United States on Video October 13, 2009

Released in United States Spring April 17, 2009

Shown at South by Southwest Film Festival (Lone Star States) March 13-21, 2009.

Shown at Telluride Film Festival August 29-September 1, 2008.

Released in United States 2008 (Shown at Telluride Film Festival August 29-September 1, 2008.)

Released in United States March 2009 (Shown at South by Southwest Film Festival (Lone Star States) March 13-21, 2009.)

Limited Release in United States April 17, 2009

Released in United States Spring April 17, 2009

Released in United States on Video October 13, 2009