Cora Unashamed


2h 2000

Brief Synopsis

An adaptation of a story by Langston Hughes that focuses on the stories of black and white families in 1916-31 Iowa. Cora, an African-American woman living in an all-white Iowa town in the 1930s, gives up her livelihood and security in order to speak the truth about the tragic deaths of two children

Film Details

Also Known As
ExxonMobil Masterpiece Theatre's American Collection (10/25/00)
Release Date
2000
Production Company
Jamison Schweitzer

Technical Specs

Duration
2h

Synopsis

An adaptation of a story by Langston Hughes that focuses on the stories of black and white families in 1916-31 Iowa. Cora, an African-American woman living in an all-white Iowa town in the 1930s, gives up her livelihood and security in order to speak the truth about the tragic deaths of two children she loved. Set in the 1930s, the story takes place in the tiny town of Melton, Iowa, where Cora Jenkins and her family live in isolation as the community's only African Americans. Their existence is supported solely by Cora's earnings as housekeeper in the household of socially driven Lizbeth Studevant. Tested early in life by the death of her daughter, Cora transfers her maternal love to the Studevants' daughter, Jessie, whose own mother is unable to demonstrate affection for her child. When Jessie dies as a result of a tragic lapse in judgment by her mother, Cora's devotion to the girl empowers her to speak the truth to the town -- regardless of the cost.

Crew

Cathy Andrade

Accounting Assistant

Steven Ashley

Producer

Carol Baty

Property Master

Ken Burton

Sound Re-Recording Mixer

Kathleen Cahill

Editor

Marcia Calosio

Production Designer

Veda Campbell

Sound Mixer

Frank Byron Clark

Music

Ronald Colby

Unit Production Manager

Ronald Colby

Coproducer

Jenny Cowen

Assistant

Christopher A. Debiec

Production Coordinator

Erin Delaney

Post-Production

Paul Demarte

Assistant Camera Operator

Leonard Drake

Hair Stylist

Michael Dronge

Key Grip

Rebecca Eaton

Executive Producer

Meghan Fallon

Production Assistant

Andrew Fuller

Assistant

Stephen Grubbs

Sound Editor

Olivia Harris

Casting

Ernest Holzman

Director Of Photography

Anne Hopkins

Executive Producer

Ann M Houlihan

Assistant Director

Phyllis Huffman

Casting

Langston Hughes

From Story

Brigit Jones

Set Costumer

Doug Kent

Sound Editor

Stephen Kulczycki

Executive Producer

Brandon Lane

Post-Production Assistant

Andrea Lapins

Associate Producer

Mark Lindsey

Gaffer

Yo-yo Ma

Theme Music Performer

Steven Meyer

Construction Coordinator

Debra I Moore

Editor

Barry Moran

Music Editor

Glenn Nicol

Production Accountant

Miles O'fun

Sound

Heather Pain

Costume Supervisor

Maty M Patton

Script Supervisor

Ann Peacock

Writer

Andre Perreault

Sound Re-Recording Mixer

Troy Peters

Set Decorator

Marian Rees

Executive Producer

Marian Rees

Producer

Jami Rogers

Production

Don Rounds

Assistant Editor

Patrice Rushen

Music

Jamison Schweitzer

Cable Operator

Lori Slomka

Music Editor

Tony Smith

Color

Donald Sparks

Assistant Director

Andy Straub

Transportation Coordinator

Tim Leary Swan

Location Manager

Winifred Tennison

Boom Operator

F. Laini Thompson

Makeup Artist

Karyn Wagner

Costume Designer

Robin Warren

Assistant Director

Ann E Wilkinson

Casting

John Williams

Theme Music

Linda Wilson

Assistant Director

Film Details

Also Known As
ExxonMobil Masterpiece Theatre's American Collection (10/25/00)
Release Date
2000
Production Company
Jamison Schweitzer

Technical Specs

Duration
2h

Quotes

Trivia