Based on the classic by Harlem Renaissance author Zora Neale Hurston, the film depicts the timeless, lyrical and passionate story of a beautiful and resilient woman's quest for love, sensual excitement and spiritual fulfillment, despite society's expectations of a woman of color in 1920s America. Ms. Berry stars as Janie Crawford, whose journey takes her through three marriages with very different men, and during which she experiences all that life has to offer, from tremendous success to unspeakable heartbreak. Darnell Martin directs from the teleplay written by Suzan-Lori Parks, the first African-American woman playwright to win the Pulitzer Prize. Michael Ealy, Tony Award winner Ruben Santiago-Hudson and Emmy Award winner Ruby Dee also star, with a strong supporting ensemble cast.

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Their Eyes Were Watching God (2005)

Romance/Drama

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Based on the classic by Harlem Renaissance author Zora Neale Hurston, the film depicts the timeless, lyrical and passionate story of a beautiful and resilient woman's quest for love, sensual excitement and spiritual fulfillment, despite society's expectations of a woman of color in 1920s America. Ms. Berry stars as Janie Crawford, whose journey takes her through three marriages with very different men, and during which she experiences all that life has to offer, from tremendous success to unspeakable heartbreak. Darnell Martin directs from the teleplay written by Suzan-Lori Parks, the first African-American woman playwright to win the Pulitzer Prize. Michael Ealy, Tony Award winner Ruben Santiago-Hudson and Emmy Award winner Ruby Dee also star, with a strong supporting ensemble cast.

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Cast
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Halle Berry

Janie Starks
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Ruben Santiago-Hudson

Joe Starks
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Michael Ealy

Tea Cake
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Nicki Micheaux

Phoebe Watson
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Lorraine Toussaint

Pearl Stone
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Ruby Dee

Nanny
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Terrence Howard

Amos Hicks (as Terrence Dashon Howard)
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Gabriel Casseus

Sam Watson
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Artel Great

Motor Boat (as Artel Kayàru)
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Kevin Daniels

Liege Moss
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Henry Brown

Walter Stone
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Wayne Duvall

Dr. Gordon
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Stevie Ray Anthony

Actor / Dancer
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Jensen Atwood

Johnny Taylor
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Ariana Auza

Seminole Indian
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Aldo Ceceña

Seminole Indian Flute Player
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Taji Coleman

Daisy Blunt
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Matthew Dickens

Principal Dancer
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Ricky Fante

Singer
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Charles Hailey

Man Passing in car
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Andre James

Field Worker
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Veryl Jones

Sop De Botton
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Sean Nelson

Hezekiah
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Steven Sebastian Price

Brawny Man / Singer
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Lisa Ruffin

Principal Dancer
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Taja V. Simpson

Wife of New Family
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Lisa Lovelace Squires

Nunkie (as Lisa Lovelace)
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J.R. Starr

Pastor, Thompson
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Rhonda Stubbins White

Annie Tyler
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Mark Anthony Williams

Frank Tyler
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Raymond T. Williams

Gigolo
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Rhonda Marie Alston

Farmer (uncredited)
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Cyndi Crotts

Migrant Worker (uncredited)
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Khris Gibston

Friend of Motorboat (uncredited)
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Walter Medina

Seminole Indian (uncredited)
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Flavia Nanko

Raggedy Village Girl (uncredited)
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John O. Nelson

Farmer (uncredited)
Crew
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Darnell Martin

Director
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Zora Neale Hurston

Writer
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Suzan-Lori Parks

Writer
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Their Eyes Were Watching God

(DVD, Clamshell)

11/29/2005

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