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68 Ratings


Directed by Martin Ritt
United States, 1972


Martin Ritt’s big-screen adaptation of William H. Armstrong’s Newberry Award winning novel Sounder stars Cicely Tyson, Paul Winfield, and Kevin Hooks as a black family struggling through life in depression-era Louisiana.

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Sounder Directed by Martin Ritt

Awards & Festivals

Academy Awards

1973 | 4 nominations including: Best Picture

National Board of Review

1972 | 2 wins including: Best Actress

BAFTA Awards

1974 | 2 nominations including: Anthony Asquith Award for Film Music

Directors Guild of America

1973 | Nominee: Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Motion Pictures

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