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The good lord bird / Showtime presents ; a Showtime/Blumhouse Television production ; created for television by Mark Richard and Ethan Hawke.

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Burlington Public Library DVD GOOD 39851001590323 DVD Drama Copy hold / Volume hold Checked out 05/13/2021

Record details

  • Physical Description: 2 videodiscs (approximately 335 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Publisher: [New York, New York] : Showtime Networks, [2020]

Content descriptions

General Note:
Based on the novel by James McBride.
Originally broadcast as single episodes of a television mini-series on Showtime Network in 2020.
Wide screen.
Special features: James McBride intro; Rediscovering John Brown; Fireside chat; The making of Harpers Ferry; The art of artillery; Outfitting The good lord bird.
Formatted Contents Note:
Disc 1: Meet the Lord -- A wicked plot -- Mister Fred -- Disc 2: Smells like bear -- Hiving the bees -- Jesus is walkin' -- Last words.
Creation/Production Credits Note:
Directed by Ethan Hawke.
Participant or Performer Note:
Ethan Hawke, Hubert Point-Du Jour, Beau Knapp, Nick Eversman, Ellar Coltrane, Jack Alcott, Mo Brings Plenty, Daveed Diggs, Joshua Caleb Johnson.
Summary, etc.:
Ethan Hawke stars as abolitionist John Brown in this Limited Event Series based on the award-winning novel. The story is told from the point of view of "Onion," a fictional enslaved boy who becomes a member of Brown's motley family of abolitionist soldiers battling slavery in Kansas, and eventually finds himself in the famous 1859 Army depot raid at Harpers Ferry, an inciting incident of the Civil War. It's a humorous and dramatic tale of Antebellum America and the ever-changing roles of race, religion and gender in American society.
Target Audience Note:
Rating: TVMA.
System Details Note:
DVD, NTSC, region 1; wide screen presentation; Dolby digital 5.1.
Language Note:
English audio; closed-captioned.
Subject: Brown, John, 1800-1859 > Drama.
Fugitive slaves > United States > Drama.
Abolitionists > Drama.
Harpers Ferry (W. Va.) > History > John Brown's Raid, 1859 > Drama.
Brown, John, 1800-1859.
Fugitive slaves.
United States.
West Virginia > Harpers Ferry.
Genre: Television mini-series.
Historical television programs.
Fiction television programs.
Fiction television programs.
Historical television programs.
Television mini-series.
Television programs.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.

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