From the Oscar-nominated writer-director of "Boyz 'N the Hood" comes this moving drama, based on a true story, about heroism and justice. In 1923, a prosperous black town in Florida was burned to the ground, its people hunted and murdered, all because a white woman falsely claimed that a black man sexually assaulted her. Some of the townsfolk escaped the massacre thanks to the courage and compassion of a few extraordinary people. This powerful tale, based on the recollections of the survivors and their families, is headed by Oscar-nominee Jon Voight ("Ali," "Pearl Harbor"), with Golden Globe-winners Ving Rhames ("Lilo & Stitch," "Out of Sight"), Don Cheadle ("Ocean's Eleven," "Swordfish") and Esther Rolle ("Driving Miss Daisy," "My Fellow Americans").

    • Rent $2.99
    • Buy $9.99

Trailers

Trailer

Ratings and Reviews

4.4 out of 5
25 Ratings

25 Ratings

85% TOMATOMETER

Critics Consensus:

Viewers Also Bought

Movies in Drama