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Before Women Had Wings


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Drama starring Ellen Barkin and Oprah Winfrey. Northern Florida in the sixties: "Bird" Jackson is a precocious nine-year-old, struggling to cope with the aftermath of her father's suicide. Bird's mother, Glory Marie, is haunted by her tragic past and trapped in an alcoholic present. Bird finds refuge in a secret friendship with Miss Zora, a wise, tender woman with a mysterious past.
Director Lloyd Kramer (1997, 15) (S) Films: pp 60-65 ***


Unknown: Ellen Barkin
Director: Lloyd Kramer
Glory Marie Jackson: Ellen Barkin
Miss Zora: Oprah Winfrey
Bird: Tina Majorino
Phoebe Jackson: Julia Stiles
Billy Jackson: John Savage
Mr Ippolito: Burt Young
Hank: William Lee Scott
LJ Ippolito: Louis Crugnali
Sheriff: David Hart

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