Picks and Pans Review: America's Dream
HBO (Sat, Feb. 17, 10:15 p.m. ET)
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.
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