Genre: DRAMA

Release Dates: JANUARY 2005 (Sundance Film Festival)

In a story fueled by rhythm and blues, a young boy’s life is shaped by love and the stories of a cast of characters in the boarding house where he lives.

Crew: George C. Wolfe (director); Ruben Santiago-Hudson (writer); Halle Berry, Vince Cirrincione and Shelby Stone (executive producer); Nellie Nugiel (producer)

Cast: S. Epatha Merkerson as Nanny, Jimmy Smits as Ruben Santiago Sr., Carmen Ejogo as Alean, Mos Def as Bandleader, Marcus Carl Franklin, Marcus Franklin, Louis Gossett Jr., Macy Gray as Pauline, Terrence Dashon Howard, Ernie Hudson, Delroy Lindo, Roxanne Mayweather, Rosie Perez, Ruben Santiago-Hudson as Freddie Cobbs, Liev Schreiber, Henry Simmons, Patricia Wettig, Michael K. Williams, Charlayne Woodard and Jeffrey Wright

Studio: HBO Films

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Halle Berry was originally slated to appear in Lackawanna Blues, but dropped out.

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