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A Lesson Before Dying

Directed by Joseph Sargent
United States, 1999
Drama

Synopsis

When a young black man is wrongly condemned for the murder of a white man, his family convinces a trusted schoolteacher to visit him daily. In the process, both men learn lessons about the never-ending struggle for human dignity.

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A Lesson Before Dying Directed by Joseph Sargent

Awards & Festivals

National Board of Review

1999 | Winner: Best Film Made for Cable TV

San Francisco International Film Festival

2000 | Winner: Television - Drama-Television Feature (Silver Spire)

Directors Guild of America

2000 | Nominee: Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Movies for Television