The Long Walk Home

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The Long Walk Home ★★★ 1989 (PG)

In Montgomery Alabama, in the mid 1950s, sometime after Rosa Parks refused to sit in the blackdesignated back of the bus, Martin Luther King Jr. led a bus boycott. Spacek is the affluent wife of a narrowminded businessman while Goldberg is their struggling maid. When Spacek discovers that Goldberg is supporting the boycott by walking the ninemile trek to work, she sympathizes and tries to help, antagonizing her husband. The plot marches inevitably toward a white-on-white showdown on racism while quietlyexploring gender equality between the women. Outstanding performances by Spacek and Goldberg, and a great 50s feel. 95m/C VHS, DVD . Dan E. Butler, Sissy Spacek, Whoopi Goldberg, Dwight Schultz, Ving Rhames, Dylan Baker; D: Richard Pearce; W: John Cork; C: Roger Deakins; M: George Fenton; Nar: Mary Steenburgen.