Director:   Jonathan Demme
Year:   1998
Language:   English
Time:   172 minutes

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 the future.

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, Crystal Wilkinson.