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16 Ratings

American Violet

Directed by Tim Disney
United States, 2008
Drama, Crime


A single African-American mother struggles to clear her name after being wrongly accused and arrested for dealing drugs in an impoverished town in Texas.

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American Violet Directed by Tim Disney

Awards & Festivals

Women Film Critics Circle Awards

2009 | 2 wins including: Josephine Baker Award

2009 | 2 nominations including: Best Movie About Women

What are people saying?

  • Scotch's rating of the film American Violet

    The film is a pretty important story to tell, and all the actors are incredible. I only wish the film's portrayal of contemporary racism really dug into its systematic and less visible forms rather than simplifying it as the fault of pure-evil individual bigots (the character of the DA). But a villain makes it easier to digest our disturbing, complex and very broken judicial system.

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