A racist film, typical of its time, wherein Blacks play subservient roles, but redeemed by the music of Louis Armstrong & Billy Holiday (her only feature film!).
Jay is distrusted by old friends when he returns from LA to make a film about the neighborhood, which is undergoing Gentifrication.
Places in the Heart, set in 1930s Texas, is the story of a black field hand helping a widowed white produce a successful cotton harvest, ending with an unusual Communion service.
In 1923 when whites, fueled by a rumor that a black man raped a white woman, attack & set fire to the black town of Rosewood Florida, a white & a black man face a hard choice–should they help the black?