American Violet

2009
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AMERICAN VIOLET
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American Violet
Samuel Goldwyn Company, The | Release Date: April 17, 2009
Summary: Based on true events during the 2000 election, American Violet tells the astonishing story of Dee Roberts, a 24 year-old African American single mother of four young girls living in a small Texas town tow is barely able to make ends meet. While police drag Dee from work in handcuffs, dumping her in the squalor of the women’s county prison,Based on true events during the 2000 election, American Violet tells the astonishing story of Dee Roberts, a 24 year-old African American single mother of four young girls living in a small Texas town tow is barely able to make ends meet. While police drag Dee from work in handcuffs, dumping her in the squalor of the women’s county prison, the powerful local district attorney leads an extensive drug bust, sweeping her house projects with military precision. Dee has no prior drug record and no drugs were found a hellish choice: plead guilty and go home as a convicted felon or remain in a prison, jeopardizing her custody and risking a long prison sentence. She chooses to fight the district attorney and the unyielding criminal justice system, risking everything in a battle that forever changes her life and the Texas justice system. (The Samuel Goldwyn Films) Expand
Director: Tim Disney
Genre(s): Drama
Rating: PG-13
Runtime: 103 min
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