The Green Pastures

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A preacher in a small African-American church in Louisiana tells his Sunday school class stories from the Bible as if the characters were part of a local fish fry. He starts with the creation of the world by God, known as "De Lawd" (Rex Ingram), and tells how God went on to create heaven, which is just like their farmland, and then created man and woman, followed by their fall and finally the coming of Jesus Christ. The film is based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning play.

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Critic Reviews for The Green Pastures

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  • [Rex Ingram] doubles ably as Adam and the Prophet Hezdrel.

    October 18, 2019 | Full Review…
  • The Green Pastures is a simple, enchanting, audience-captivating all-Negro cinematic fable.

    March 26, 2009 | Full Review…

    Variety Staff

    Variety
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  • Constructed as a series of Sunday School Bible stories linked by spirituals, it has enormous charm in its folklorish fancies... What is offensive is the way in which the depths of plangent suffering that inspired the spirituals are totally ignored.

    June 24, 2006 | Full Review…

    Tom Milne

    Time Out
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  • [It's] hard not to like the simple and gratifying theology of [Pastures] as much as anything about it. It has concreteness and gives one a nostalgic feeling that it ought to be true and that if it isn't we are all, somehow, obscurely the worst for it.

    May 21, 2003 | Full Review…
  • This is all a lot of tommyrot, as the only thing it is keeping with is the white man's idea and desire to see the poor black man in rags, squalor, and privation.

    July 15, 2020 | Full Review…
  • It's not easy to make a "divine comedy"... This miracle occurs nonethless in The Green Pastures. [Full review in Spanish]

    October 18, 2019 | Full Review…

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