Edna Spalding finds herself alone and broke on a small farm in the midst of the Great Depression when her husband the Sheriff is killed in an accident. A wandering black man, Moses, helps her to plant cotton to try and keep her farm and her kids together.
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At first this totally looked to me as clichéd, by the numbers and cheesy, but it's actually heartfelt, somewhat subtle and terrifically performed by all involved. The storyline involving the infidelity is a very weak link, bu the rest more than makes up for the experience.