Martin Ritt’s big-screen adaptation of William H. Armstrong’s Newberry Award winning novel Sounder stars Cicely Tyson, Paul Winfield, and Kevin Hooks as a black family struggling through life in depression-era Louisiana.
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Like a good blues song: ups and downs, joy in sorrow, pain and passion. This man knows how to photograph a movie. The editing has a visceral quality to it without being cliche. You do the things that you have to. "You're a nice lady Ms. Johnson."