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The Lena Baker story

Author: Ralph WilcoxDennis JohnsonTichina ArnoldBeverly ToddMichael RookerAll authors
Publisher: Santa Monica, Calif. : Lions Gate Films, [2010]
Edition/Format:   DVD video : NTSC color broadcast system : English : [Widescreen format]View all editions and formats
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Based on the true story of the first woman to be sent to the electric chair in Georgia. Taking place in the 1940s in Cuthbert, Georgia, this is a story of one woman's desperate attempts to rise above the challenges of her life, the choices she makes, and the consequences. She is pressured to work for Elliot Arthur, a father, a mill worker and a raging drunk. As their relationship unfolds, it becomes strained, and is  Read more...
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Genre/Form: DVDs
Fiction films
Biographical films
Drama
Feature films
Films for the hearing impaired
Historical films
Named Person: Lena Baker; Lena Baker
Material Type: Internet resource, Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Ralph Wilcox; Dennis Johnson; Tichina Arnold; Beverly Todd; Michael Rooker; Peter Coyote; M Shawn Lewallen; Hunter M Via; Todd Cochran; Schusters Cash (Firm); Laughing Crow Entertainment.; Lions Gate Films (Santa Monica, Calif.)
OCLC Number: 663098631
Language Note: In English with optional Spanish subtitles.
Notes: Title from container.
Originally produced as a feature film in 2008.
Special features: Behind-the-scenes featurette; stills gallery.
Credits: Director of photography, M. Shawn Lewallen ; edited by Hunter M. Via ; original music by Todd Cochran.
Cast: Tichina Arnold, Beverly Todd, Michael Rooker, Peter Coyote.
Target Audience: MPAA rating: PG-13.
Description: 1 videodisc (approximately 106 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD; NTSC; region 1; 16x9 widescreen presentation 1.78:1; 5.1 Dolby digital.
Other Titles: Hope & redemption :
Hope and redemption :
Responsibility: a Laughing Crow Entertainment / Schusters Cash production ; produced by Dennis Johnson, Ralph Wilcox ; written and directed by Ralph Wilcox.

Abstract:

Based on the true story of the first woman to be sent to the electric chair in Georgia. Taking place in the 1940s in Cuthbert, Georgia, this is a story of one woman's desperate attempts to rise above the challenges of her life, the choices she makes, and the consequences. She is pressured to work for Elliot Arthur, a father, a mill worker and a raging drunk. As their relationship unfolds, it becomes strained, and is considered unacceptable for that time. Arthur continually abuses Lena and imprisons her in his home. In a final desperate attempt to break free of his bondage, a violent struggle ensues, and on one hot, humid night in Southwest Georgia in 1945, he is shot by Lena.

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