A story of violence and desire, of tenderness and compassion, so gripping and moving, which lays bare the trials and sufferings, the yearnings and aspirations of three generations of an African American family. The journey of a family from the rural South to "big city" Harlem seeking both salvation and understanding and of a young boy struggling to earn the approval of a self-righteous and often unloving stepfather. The voice of one of America's most celebrated authors, James Baldwin, comes the acclaimed motion picture adaptation of one of the most important novels of our time. This film, so praised by the critics, stars actors Paul Winfield, Alfre Woodard, Ruby Dee, and Olivia Cole who, among the breadth of their many accolades, share three Academy Award, twenty-five EMMY and three Golden Globe Award nominations.
"A remarkable film. 'Go Tell it on the Mountain' is powerful enough to lift us off the ground it soars"
- The Wall Street Journal
"A taughtly compelling and tremendously moving drama."
- The New York Times
"The film is so captivating. Recommended."
- Video Librarian