Down in the Delta

1998 · 1 hr 52 min

PG-136.979%71%68%
Frustrated by a lack of opportunity, Loretta (Academy Award nominee Alfre Woodard) self-destructs while struggling to find meaning in the asphalt jungle of Chicago, often leaving her loving mother Rosa Lynn to care for her two children. An exasperated Rosa Lynn masterminds a holistic intervention and ships her daughter out to live with Rosa's successful brother (Al Freeman Jr.) in the heart of the Mississippi Delta, hoping her daughter will find fulfillment under his mentorship while reconnecting to their charged southern heritage through the story of a particularly inspiring ancestor. Maya Angelou crafts an endearingly poetic family portrait in what was regrettably her only film. DOWN IN THE DELTA ranks as one of the unsung gems of 1990s independent filmmaking. Featuring Loretta Devine (WAITING TO EXHALE), Esther Rolle (from TV's legendary series GOOD TIMES) in her final film appearance, and Wesley Snipes - who also produced.
Directed By
Maya Angelou
Written By
Myron Goble
Studio
Amen Ra Films, Chris/Rose Productions, Showtime Networks
Genre
Drama

Cast of Down in the Delta

AW
Alfre WoodardLoretta Sinclair
AJ
Al Freeman Jr.Earl Sinclair
ER
Esther RolleAnnie Sinclair
MA
Mary AliceRosa Lynn Sinclair
WS
Wesley SnipesWill Sinclair
MK
JL
Justin LordDr. Rainey
SC
CW
Colleen WilliamsTourist Woman
RB
PA
MF
Mary FallickDrug Addict
SR
Sandi RossPawnbroker
MC
Marium CarvellPrim Sister
KR
Kim RobertsIsabelle
ME
Michelyn EmelleDozing Woman
JC
Johnie ChaseGrinning Man
AL
Andrea LewisCassandra
BB
EC
Eugene A. ClarkCitizen #1
CB
Chris BensonCitizen #2
NE
YM
Yanna McIntoshSlave Woman
JG
Joel GordonJesse 1865 (age 17)
PJ
Phillip JarrettJesse 1890 (age 42)
DG
DeFoy GlennReverend Floyd
JJ
Jeff JonesMan in Congregation
CA
Carol AndersonJesse's Wife
CG
Clinton GreenSoloist in Church

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