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The good lord bird


Summary: Ethan Hawke stars as abolitionist John Brown in this Limited Event Series based on the award-winning novel. The story is told from the point of view of "Onion," a fictional enslaved boy who becomes a member of Brown's motley family of abolitionist soldiers battling slavery in Kansas, and eventually finds himself in the famous 1859 Army depot raid at Harpers Ferry, an inciting incident of the Civil War. It's a humorous and dramatic tale of Antebellum America and the ever-changing roles of race, religion and gender in American society.

Item details

  • Physical Description: videodisc
    2 videodiscs (approximately 335 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Publisher: [New York, NY] : Showtime Networks, [2020]

Contents / Notes

General Note: Based on the novel by James McBride.
Originally broadcast as single episodes of a television mini-series on Showtime Network in 2020.
Wide screen.
Special features: James McBride intro; Rediscovering John Brown; Fireside chat; The making of Harpers Ferry; The art of artillery; Outfitting The good lord bird.
English audio; Closed-captioned.
Formatted Contents Note: Disc 1: Meet the Lord -- A wicked plot -- Mister Fred -- Disc 2: Smells like bear -- Hiving the bees -- Jesus is walkin' -- Last words.
Creation/Production Credits Note: Directed by Ethan Hawke.
Participant or Performer Note: Ethan Hawke, Hubert Point-Du Jour, Beau Knapp, Nick Eversman, Ellar Coltrane, Jack Alcott, Mo Brings Plenty, Daveed Diggs, Joshua Caleb Johnson.
Target Audience Note:
Rating: TVMA.
System Details Note:
DVD, NTSC, region 1; wide screen presentation; Dolby digital 5.1.
Language Note:
English audio; Closed-captioned.
Subject: Brown, John 1800-1859 Drama
Fugitive slaves United States Drama
Abolitionists Drama
Harpers Ferry (W. Va.) History John Brown's Raid, 1859 Drama
Brown, John 1800-1859
Fugitive slaves
United States
West Virginia Harpers Ferry
Genre: Television mini-series.
Historical television programs.
Fiction television programs.
Fiction television programs.
Historical television programs.
Television mini-series.
Television programs.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.

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  • 9 / 21 copies available at PINES (Show)
  • 0 / 0 copies available at Flint River Regional Library System
  • 0 / 0 copies available at Peachtree City Library


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