American Violet

April 17th 2009
  • Drama,
  • PG-13,
  • 102 min,
  • Other
  • Cast: Nicole Beharie, Tim Blake Nelson, Will Patton, Michael O'Keefe, Xzibit, Malcolm Barrett, Charles S. Dutton, Alfre Woodard, Tim Ware, Paul David Story, David Warshofksy, Lucinda Jenney, Karimah Westbrook, Paul Guilfoyle, Pamala Tyson
  • Director: Tim Disney
  • Writer: Bill Haney
  • Producer: Bill Haney
  • Associate Producers: Debra Longo, Miriam Marcus, Lyz O'Keefe
  • Casting: Susan Shopmaker
  • Costume Design: Caroline Eselin
  • D.O.P.: Steve Yedlin
  • Editor: Nancy Richardson
  • Makeup: Stacy Stewart Kelly


Based on real events and set in a small Texas town in the midst of the 2000 Bush/Gore Presidential election, "American Violet" tells the astonishing story of Dee Roberts (critically hailed newcomer Nicole Beharie), a 24 year old African-American single mother of four who is wrongfully swept up in a drug raid.

Despite the urgings of her mother (Academy Award® nominee Alfre Woodard), and with her freedom and the custody of her children at stake, she chooses to fight the powerful district attorney (Academy Award® nominee Michael O'Keefe) and the unyielding criminal justice system he represents. Joined in an unlikely alliance with an ACLU attorney (Tim Blake Nelson) and former local narcotics officer (Will Patton), Dee risks everything in a battle that forever changes her life, and the Texas justice system.

Basic Information

  • Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1
  • Filming Locations: New Orleans, USA
  • MPAA Warning: Thematic material, violence, drug references and language
  • Production Companies: Uncommon Productions

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