Movies

Browse by Title
Browse by Release Date

Down in the Delta

Rating:PG-13 (for drug-related material)
Genre:Drama
Release Date:December 25, 1998
Running time:111 minutes
Cast:Alfre Woodard, Al Freeman, Mary Alice, Esther Rolle, Wesley Snipes
Director:Maya Angelou
Producer:Reuben Cannon
Writer:Myron Goble
Distributor:Miramax Films

Description: Director Maya Angelou's "Down In The Delta" is a story where big city meets small town, young meets old, parents reconnect with children and life for everyone becomes something they never expected. In Chicago, Loretta (Alfre Woodard) is headed down a destructive path as she succumbs to the drug and alcohol-ridden streets of her neighborhood. In efforts to pull her daughter and grandchildren out of harm's way, Loretta's mother Rosa Lynn (Mary Alice) pawns her most valuable family heirloom - a candelabra known as "Nathan" - and moves the family back to their ancestral home in the Mississippi delta. A lyrical ode to family, responsibility and pride in one's ancestry.

Movie summaries and listings powered by Cinema-Source

highlights

10 Nut-Free Lunch Ideas
Packing nut-free school lunches can be tricky! If your child has a nut allergy or his school has banned peanut butter, try these tasty and safe nut-free lunches.

Find Today's Newest & Best Children's Books!
Looking for newly released books for your child? Try our new Book Finder tool to search for new books by age, type, and theme, and create reading lists for kids!

Top 12 Fundraising Ideas
Need some new ideas for raising big money for your child’s school or team? Check out the best school fundraisers, suggested and reviewed by parents like you!

Ready for Kindergarten?
Try our award-winning Kindergarten Readiness app! This easy-to-use checklist comes with games and activities to help your child build essential skills for kindergarten. Download the Kindergarten Readiness app today!

stay connected

Sign up for our free email newsletters and receive the latest advice and information on all things parenting.

Enter your email address to sign up or manage your account.

Facebook icon Facebook icon Follow Us on Pinterest

editor’s picks