Picks and Pans Review: America's Dream
updated 02/12/1996 AT 01:00 AM EST
•originally published 02/12/1996 AT 01:00 AM EST
Black bitterness about white society in the decades before the civil-rights movement is reflected in this uneven anthology of three African-American short stories. In the best segment, Danny Glover stars as a betrayed husband in a poignant version of Richard Wright's "Long Black Song." Wesley Snipes and Jasmine Guy do well in a crisp adaptation of John Henrik Clarke's story about a schoolboy who paints Christ as a black man. But Maya Angelou's "Reunion" is sheer melodrama.