The Piano Lesson

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Boy Willie (Charles Dutton), a sharecropper, travels to Pittsburgh in the 1930s hoping that his sister, Berniece Charles (Alfre Woodard), will let him have the piano that their enslaved uncle engraved in pre--Civil War Mississippi. Willie hopes to parlay proceeds from selling the instrument into ownership of the land his uncle once worked. But when Berniece has other ideas, it becomes clear that the piano represents very different things to the siblings.

Cast

Alfre Woodard
as Berneice
Lou Myers
as Wining Boy
Zelda Harris
as Maretha
Lynne Innerst
as Miss Ophelia
Harold Surratt
as Papa Willie Boy
Elva Branson
as Mama Berniece
Ben Tatar
as Watermelon Man
Alice Eisner
as Watermelon Lady
Bob Tracey
as Nolander
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Critic Reviews for The Piano Lesson

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Audience Reviews for The Piano Lesson

  • Mar 16, 2008
    It was weird... but still a pretty solid movie. I enjoyed when they sang. It was poetic.
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