Josephine Baker Story

Blades, Ruben

$14.98 
SKU: 883929215515

UPC 883929215515
Release Date 2012-01-17
Studio HBO Video
Discs 1
Length 131
Format Color
MPAA Rating R (MPAA)
Synopsis This award-winning HBO original tells the story of Josephine Baker (a spectacular Lynn Whitfield), the 1920s black entertainer who had a turbulent showbiz career. Beginning with Josephine's birth into poverty in St. Louis, director Brian Gibson's film follows her escape to the vaudeville circuit, which takes her to Paris, where she meets her first husband and becomes notorious for her seminude banana dance. The film chronicles Baker's very rocky love life, her career downturns, her rainbow family of adopted children, and the racism--and rejection--she endured upon her return to America. As she finally achieves international stardom, she faces tragic events that threaten to overwhelm her. The outstanding cast includes Ruben Blades, Louis Gossett Jr., David Dukes, and Craig T. Nelson.Filmed entirely on location in Budapest. During filming, actress Lynn Whitfield and director Brian Gibson fell in love and married. However, they are now divorced. Carol Dennis dubbed Lynn Whitfield's singing voice....This breathlessly paced 131-minute drama conveys the star's humor and carnality...
Cast Ruben Blades (Star)
Brian Gibson (Director)
Lynn Whitfield (Star)
Louis Gossett (Star)
Craig T. Nelson (Star)
David Dukes (Star)
Sounds/Subtitles Blu-ray Disc Features: Note: Audio commentary with Lynn Whitfield, writer Ron Hutchinson and associate producer Alisa Taylor Widescreen - 1.78 Audio: DTS HD Master Audio - English Subtitles - French, Spanish
Language English
Weight 0.20000
Height 0.30000
Width 5.25000
Depth 6.50000
Format Code Blu-ray Hi-Def DVD
Library Subject Feature Film Drama,African/American Film
Attribute Behind The Scenes,Widescreen
Product Code Movie

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