Introduced by Moazzam Sheikh, librarian at the San Francisco Public Library
Beloved, based on Toni Morrison’s 1987 contemporary Southern Gothic novel, follows the harrowing, paranormal struggles of Sethe (Oprah Winfrey), a mother haunted by a poltergeist and the specters of slavery, her desperate fight for freedom, and the deep losses to gain it.
Print source: Swank Motion Pictures
Director: Jonathan Demme
Running time: 172 minutes
Country: United States
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