Beloved is based on Toni Morrison's novel of the lives of a post-Civil War
African-American family that is trying to cope with their traumatic memories of
slavery. Supernatural events compound the horror of accepting the past and facing
Rated R for violent images, sexuality and nudity.
This is a special presentation in conjunction with Shepherd University's Appalachian
Heritage Writer-in-Residence program. Post-film discussion led by Dr. Julia Sandy,
Associate Professor of History at Shepherd University.
About the director Jonathan Demme.
About the author of Beloved, Toni Morrison.
Other background on the film.
A selection of reviews of the film.
About the 2019 Appalachian Heritage Writer-in-Residence,