Jonathan Demme, Beloved, 1998 (still); photo: courtesy Photofest


Saturday, Aug 10, 2019

4:30 p.m.

$10 Members

$12 General

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

Film Details

Director: Jonathan Demme

Year: 1998,

Running time: 172 minutes

Country: United States

Format: 35mm

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