2008 – American Violet

Directed by: Tim Disney
Written by: Bill Haney
Produced by: Bill Haney
Production year: 2008
Original release: August 29, 2008
Running time: 1 hour, 43 minutes
Other cast: Nicole Beharie, Will Patton, Alfre Woodard
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After an overzealous district attorney’s drug bust lands her in jail, single mother Dee Roberts (Nicole Beharie) must face an agonizing choice: Plead guilty and go home a convicted felon, or fight the charges and risk a lengthy prison sentence. Despite her mother’s (Alfre Woodard) advice and risking everything, innocent Dee chooses to fight the Texas criminal justice system, joined by an ACLU attorney (Tim Blake Nelson) and a former narcotics cop (Will Patton).