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For colored girls

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Widescreen version.


In English, with optional English or Spanish subtitles; closed-captioned.


Janet Jackson, Loretta Devine, Kimberly Elise, Thandie Newton, Anika Noni Rose, Tessa Thompson, Kerry Washington, Whoopi Goldberg, Phylicia Rashad, Macy Gray.

Publication Information

Santa Monica, CA : Lionsgate, [2011]

Physical Description

1 videodisc (134 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.


MPAA rating: R; some disturbing violence including a rape, sexual content and language.


Friends and strangers dream, fear, cry, love, and laugh out loud in an attempt to find their true selves. Adapted by writer/director Tyler Perry from Ntozake Shange's acclaimed choreopoem, this film paints a portrait of what it means to be a woman of color in the modern world.


Title from container.

Based upon the stage play entitled "For colored girls who have considered suicide when the rainbow is enuf" written by Ntozake Shange.

Originally released as a motion picture in 2010.

Special features: "Span of the rainbow" original interactive documentary ; Prism of poems ; Transformation: movie magic ; Living portraits ; Music For colored girls.

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