A FAMILY THING
Oscar-winner Robert Duvall stars with the legendary James Earl Jones in a powerful yet tender film from director Richard Pearce (The Long Walk Home) and co-writers Tom Epperson and Billy Bob Thornton. “Fresh and thought-provoking” (Rex Reed), this touching story is steeped in life-affirming insights and down-to-earth sincerity.
Duvall is Earl Pilcher, Jr., an Arkansas man who is about to discover the surprise of his life: the family he never knew he had. When he learns that he has an African-American half-brother living in Chicago, Earl heads north on a journey that will take him closer to home than he ever could have imagined. It won’t be easy, though, since his brother (Jones) wants nothing to do with him. But with the help of their remarkable Aunt T (Irma P. Hall) and her simple wisdom, the men work through the long-held grudges and prejudices, gaining a great understanding of each other…and themselves.