Go Tell It on the Mountain

Go Tell It on the Mountain

Streaming Video - 1985
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The journey of an African-American family from the rural South to "big city" Harlem seeking both salvation and understanding and of a young boy struggling to earn the approval of a self-righteous and often unloving stepfather. Based on The James Baldwin novel.
Publisher: [United States] : Monterey : Made available through hoopla, 1985
Branch Call Number: E-VIDEO
Characteristics: 1 online resource (1 video file (ca. 100 min.)) : sd., col

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breemu
Aug 13, 2016

It may be a "classic" but I was very disappointed. A rather shallow, uninteresting story (a lot of repetitive church scenes filled with moaning, shrieking, and being "slayed by the spirit" - it gets really tiresome) about a decent young boy who is always trying to please his awful step-father. Eventually the good boy does just the right thing (although we've been led to believe it isn't something he's actually interested in himself), to trigger some affection from his rotten step-father. The end. What??

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