The River Niger (1976)
The River Niger
Directed by Krishna Shah
Cast: Cicely Tyson, James Earl Jones, and Lou Gossett Jr.
Film / Drama
An intimate look at life in the ghetto: Johnny Williams is a house painter who moonlights as a poet, struggling to financially and emotionally support his cancer-ridden wife Mattie. But times are tough and the poverty-troubled streets are even tougher, and it takes every ounce of Johnny's love and courage for the couple to make it through their strife, finding redemption in the River Niger.
Actors: Louis Gossett Jr., James Earl Jones, Cicely Tyson