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Rosewood (1997)

2 Ratings: 4.0
African American Cinema movie directed by John Singleton

A shameful chapter in American history is powerfully dramatized inRosewood, but moviegoers in 1997 may not have been ready for the African American equivalent ofSchindler's List. And while the massacre that occurred in the nearly all-black town of Rosewood, … see full wiki

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Director: John Singleton
Genre: African American Cinema
2 reviews about Rosewood (1997)
review by . October 10, 2008
posted in Movie Hype
... despite the mitigation of a Hollywood love story and a fictitious super-hero, but still not as painful as the TRUTH, the true and well-documented story of an ethnic cleansing in Florida in 1923, when, over several days, European-American mobs attacked the peaceful and prosperous African-American village of Rosewood, in Levy County. During the attack, survivors estimated, as many as eighteen African-Americans and two European-Americans were. Most of the buildings, including churches and a school, …
review by . February 15, 2007
Director John Singleton, of "Boyz N the Hood" fame, does a top-notch job throughout this two and a half hour film of conveying the building and inevitable terror of what is to come, and of then sustaining that terror. Visually, he's a master storyteller. The trigger was a white woman, beaten black and blue by her lover. To explain the bruises to her husband, she claims that a black intruder worked her over. Never mind that her housekeepers saw perfectly well who did it. And that he wasn't black. …
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