Claudine is a strong-willed single mother, raising six kids in Harlem, whose budding relationship with a gregarious garbage collector is stressed by the difficulty of getting by in an oppressive system. This romantic comedy with a social conscience deftly balances warm humor with a serious look at the myriad issues, from cycles of poverty to the indignities of the welfare system, that shape its characters' realities. The result is a bittersweet, bighearted celebration of family and community.
|Series||Criterion collection ; 1052.|
African American single mothers
African American men -- Drama.
Love -- Drama.
Man-woman relationships -- Drama.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
|Publisher|| [New York] :2020
Berry, John, 1917-1999, film director.
Pine, Tina, screenwriter.
Pine, Lester, screenwriter.
Jones, James Earl. actor.
Carroll, Diahann. actor.
Mayfield, Curtis, composer (expression)
Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corporation, presenter.
Third World Cinema Productions, production company.
Criterion Collection (Firm), publisher.
James Earl Jones, Diahann Carroll.
Music, Curtis Mayfield ; director of photography, Gayne Rescher.
English dialogue; with optional English subtitles for the deaf and hearing impaired (SDH).
Title from container.
Originally released as a motion picture in 1974.
Special features: Audio commentaries from 2003 featuring actors Diahann Carroll, James Earl Jones, and Lawrence Hilton-Jacobs, fillmaker George Tillman Jr., and Dan Pine, son of screenwriters Lester Pine and Tina Pine; new conversation on the film between filmmaker Robert Townsend and programmer Ashley Clark; illustrated audio excerpts from a 1974 AFI Harold Lloyd master seminar featuring Carroll; new interview with film critic Imogen Sara Smith on director John Berry; essay by Danielle A. Jackson.
DVD; NTSC; region 1; widescreen (1.85:1) presentation; monaural.
1 videodisc (92 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet (folded : color illustrations ; 18 cm)