Down in the Delta


1h 51m 1998

Brief Synopsis

An elderly African-American woman, desperate to get her family out of the Chicago projects, sends them to live with her brother-in-law in Mississippi. Loretta isn't keen to go, as she drinks too much and the uncle lives in a dry county. Uncle Earl has enough on his plate already, as he has a struggl

Film Details

MPAA Rating
PG-13
Genre
Drama
Family
Release Date
1998
Distribution Company
MIRAMAX
Location
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 51m

Synopsis

An elderly African-American woman, desperate to get her family out of the Chicago projects, sends them to live with her brother-in-law in Mississippi. Loretta isn't keen to go, as she drinks too much and the uncle lives in a dry county. Uncle Earl has enough on his plate already, as he has a struggling business and a wife with Alzheimer's disease. But the family does find strength in their hometown roots, and begin the difficult task of rebuilding their lives.

Crew

Chris Alexander

Other

Troy Allen

Dialogue Editor

Diana Alvarez

Assistant Camera Operator

David Bailey

Post-Production Coordinator

Maxyne Baker

Costume Designer

Doug Barkley

Driver

Joe Barnett

Sound Re-Recording Mixer

Joe Barnett

Rerecording

Glennis Bastien

Assistant

Gareth Bennett

Production Assistant

Dennis Bressan

Driver

Virginia Campbell

Coordinator

Reuben Cannon

Producer

Thomas Care

Best Boy

Ruth Carter

Costume Consultant

Dorian Cheah

Sound Effects Editor

Robert W Christiansen

Producer

Conrod Ciandre

Assistant Director

Koreann Ciandre

Wardrobe Assistant

Veronica Ciandre

Hair Stylist

Stanley Clarke

Song Performer

Stanley Clarke

Music

Stacey S. Clipp

Assistant Editor

Ross Clydesdale

Casting

Mark Cowden

Best Boy

Glen Cresswell

Driver

Lou Creveling

Dialogue Editor

Bradley Crosbie

Camera Trainee

Catherine Currie

Other

D'angelo

Song Performer

Cheryl Darbey

Driver

Sterfon Demings

Hair Stylist

Karen Demontbrun

Production Accountant

Gay Difusco

Music

Dwight Doerksen

Construction Coordinator

Ed Doerksen

Carpenter

Wayne Downer

Stunt Coordinator

Ken Dufva

Foley Editor

Edward Dunlop

Location Casting

J Louis Duran Jr.

Consultant

Geoffrey Edge

Carpenter

William Engel

Grip

Lisle Engle

Sound Effects Editor

Mary Erstad

Foley Mixer

Terri Farnsworth

Coproducer

Andrea Franks

Assistant Production Coordinator

Alan Freedman

Adr Mixer

Terri Fricon

Music Supervisor

Roger Gelfand

Carpenter

Jason George

Dialogue Editor

Patrick Giraudi

Rerecording

Rocco Gismondi

Assistant Director

Myron Goble

Screenplay

Myron Goble

Coproducer

Tim Good

Special Effects Coordinator

Sheena Graham

Production Coordinator

Anthony Grani

Production Assistant

David Grant

Dialogue Editor

Larry Greene

Music

Dianne Haggarty

Grip

Rob Hepburn

Other

Lindsey Hermer-bell

Production Designer

Tom Hidderley

Sound Mixer

Ben Mark Holzberg

Photography

Dean Hovey

Sound Editor

Richard J Hughes

Location Manager

Mark Hunter

Assistant Property Master

Maurizio Iacopelli

Construction

Robert C Jackson

Adr Supervisor

Jennifer Jacobsen

Props

Bob James

Song Performer

Thomas Jones

Dialogue Editor

Andy Joyce

On-Set Dresser

Craig Jurkiewicz

Foley Editor

Aisha Kahill

Song

Chaka Khan

Song Performer

Kim Killian

Assistant Production Accountant

Tim King

Post-Production Supervisor

Anna Kiss

Assistant Art Director

Ossama Kuuluki

Foley Editor

Alex Laframboise

Driver

Michelle Lanchester

Song

Eleanore Lavender

Extras Agent/Coordinator

Stephen Lemberg

Dolly Grip

Megan Less

Set Decorator

Sean Liebrecht

Other

David Marcus

Foley Editor

Dean Richard Marino

Music Editor

Diane Marshall

Foley Editor

Jerome Mccann

Transportation Coordinator

Lynda Mccormack

Makeup

Victor Mcgauley

Producer

John Mendes

Assistant Location Manager

Christina Meynell

Office Assistant

Peter Miskimmin

Property Master

Keb Mo

Song Performer

Alan Moy

Carpenter

Michael Mullane

Sound Effects Editor

Michael Mullins

Dresser

Me'shell Ndegeocello

Song Performer

Melanie Nicholls-king

Stunt Man

Cynthia Nicolella

Post-Production Coordinator

Stephen Paisley

Other

David Pamplin

Key Grip

Chandra-li Paul

Office Assistant

Gersha Phillips

Wardrobe Supervisor

Gerald Powlenzuk

Driver

Wynona Price

Makeup Artist

Anthony Ramsey

Electrician

Anna Rane

Script Supervisor

Yuri Reese

Dialogue Editor

Nancy Richardson

Editor

Fred Rivas

Consultant

Regina Robb

Production Manager

David Rockburn

On-Set Dresser

Robert C Rodriguez

Post-Production Assistant

Erwin Roithmeier

Other

Rick Rosenberg

Producer

Moshe Saadon

Boom Operator

Steven Sacrob

Driver

Steve Scoville

Dialogue Editor

Alison Sealy-smith

Advisor

Carl Severin

Driver

B E Sharp

Post-Production Accountant

Matvey Shatz

Color Timer

Robert Sher

Art Director

Evan Siegel

Driver

Ian Smith

Production Assistant

Wesley Snipes

Producer

Tracie Spencer

Song Performer

Sheelagh Stewart

Production

Shawn Stockman

Song Performer

Tony Suraci

Foley Editor

John Sztejnmiler

Generator Operator

Christopher Tammaro

Camera Operator

Franco Tatta

Gaffer

Anthony Tedesco

Assistant Director

Roland N Thai

Sound Effects Editor

Tony Thompson

Song Performer

Chad Tomasoski

Post-Production Coordinator

Scott Tremblay

Electrician

Mark Van Alstyne

Transportation Supervisor

Luther Vandross

Song Performer

Tom Volckman

Foley Editor

William Wages

Director Of Photography

William Wages

Dp/Cinematographer

Steven Warren

Driver

Christopher Welch

Location Scout

Michael Wilkin

Driver

Grant Wilkins

Other

Cassandra Wilson

Song Performer

Little Stevie Wonder

Song Performer

Alfre Woodard

Coproducer

Steve Wright

Wardrobe Assistant

Michael Zenon

Assistant Director

Film Details

MPAA Rating
PG-13
Genre
Drama
Family
Release Date
1998
Distribution Company
MIRAMAX
Location
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 51m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States 1998

Released in United States August 1998

Released in United States November 1998

Released in United States October 1998

Released in United States on Video July 20, 1999

Released in United States September 1998

Released in United States Winter December 25, 1998

Shown at Boston Film Festival September 10-20, 1998.

Shown at Chicago International Film Festival (in competition) October 8-18, 1998.

Shown at College Music Journal MusicFest and FilmFest in New York City November 4-7, 1998.

Shown at Denver International Film Festival (Contemporary World Cinema) October 8-15, 1998.

Shown at Hamptons International Film Festival in East Hampton, New York October 14-18, 1998.

Shown at Mill Valley Film Festival (Opening Night) October 1-11, 1998.

Shown at Toronto International Film Festival (Special Presentation) September 10-19, 1998.

Shown at Urbanworld Film Festival (Opening Night) in New York City (Worldwide Plaza) August 5-9, 1998.

Feature directorial debut for preeminent poet and novelist Maya Angelou.

Reverend Jesse Jackson has recorded a 60-second commercial for "Down in the Delta" which debuts January 14, 1999 across the nation.

Began shooting July 6, 1997.

Completed shooting August 8, 1997.

The soundtrack for "Down in the Delta" is released December 8, 1998 on Virgin Records.

Released in United States 1998 (World premiere at the 1998 Toronto International Film Festival.)

Released in United States on Video July 20, 1999

Released in United States August 1998 (Shown at Urbanworld Film Festival (Opening Night) in New York City (Worldwide Plaza) August 5-9, 1998.)

Released in United States September 1998 (Shown at Boston Film Festival September 10-20, 1998.)

Released in United States September 1998 (Shown at Toronto International Film Festival (Special Presentation) September 10-19, 1998.)

Released in United States October 1998 (Shown at AFI/ Los Angeles International Film Festival (Premiere) October 22-31, 1998.)

Released in United States October 1998 (Shown at Chicago International Film Festival (in competition) October 8-18, 1998.)

Released in United States October 1998 (Shown at Denver International Film Festival (Contemporary World Cinema) October 8-15, 1998.)

Released in United States October 1998 (Shown at Hamptons International Film Festival in East Hampton, New York October 14-18, 1998.)

Released in United States October 1998 (Shown at Mill Valley Film Festival (Opening Night) October 1-11, 1998.)

Released in United States November 1998 (Shown at College Music Journal MusicFest and FilmFest in New York City November 4-7, 1998.)

Released in United States Winter December 25, 1998