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3.5
74 Ratings

The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman

Directed by John Korty
United States, 1974
Drama, TV Movie
  • English
  • No subtitles

Synopsis

A fictional slave girl who lives well past 100 and survives the Civil War, the two World Wars and sees the emergence of the Civil Rights movement of the 60’s, this 1974 film is a human story of African American struggle for equality.

Our take

Forget today’s “original content” for television: this 1974 film, epic in scope and grand in subject, transcends the pejorative label of “TV movie.” (Though it did win 9 Emmys, including Outstanding Drama.) A tremendous performance by Cicely Tyson leads this century long tale of black history.

The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman
Directed by John Korty
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Awards & Festivals

BAFTA Awards

1975 | 2 nominations including: Best Actress

Directors Guild of America

1975 | Winner: Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Movies for Television

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