Cora Unashamed

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Cora Unashamed ★★½ 2000

Adaptation of the Langston Hughes short story that finds racism and tragedy in a small Iowa town in the 1930s. Cora Jenkins (Taylor) and her mother (Pounder) are the only blacks in the community. Cora works as a housekeeper for the Studevant family and becomes strongly attached to the family's daughter, Jessie (Graham). This bond is resented by Jessie's mother, selfish and cold Lizbeth (Jones), whose exaggerated sense of propriety brings about disaster. 95m/C VHS, DVD . Regina Taylor, Cherry Jones, CCH Pounder, Michael Gaston, Arlen Dean Snyder, Molly Graham, Ellen Muth, Koh1 Sudduth; D: Deborah Pratt; W: Ann Peacock; C: Ernest Holzman; M: Patrice Rushen. TV