After moving to Chicago's South Side in the 1950s, a black family struggles to deal with poverty, racism, and inner conflict as they strive for a better life. Adapted for the screen from Lorraine Hansberry's play, this is a moving portrait of dreams deferred. Written by
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Despite the character of Beneatha being 20 years old, Sanaa Lathan
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Cross My Heart
Written by Mervyn Warren
Performed by Brenda Lee Eager See more