American Masters : Ralph Ellison: An American Journey (2002)

Genres - Language & Literature, History  |   Sub-Genres - Biography, Literary Studies, Race & Ethnicity, Social History  |   Run Time - 90 min.  |   Countries - United States  |  
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Synopsis by Perry Seibert

Avon Kirkland's Ralph Ellison: An American Journey takes a close look at the Pulitzer Prize-winning author Ralph Ellison. In addition to the expected array of experts that analyze Ellison's work, Kirkland intersperses dramatized scenes from Ellison's only novel Invisible Man, including the infamous blind battle royal that appears in the beginning of the book. Andre Braugher (Homicide) provides the narration. This film was screened at the 2002 Sundance Film Festival before playing as part of the American Masters series on PBS.



writer, career-retrospective, African-American, literary-criticism, literature, metaphor, novel, cultural-identity, life-story, Pulitzer-Prize, race-relations, writing, interview, reading [recitation], reform [improve]