AFI Movie Club: Don Cheadle Recommends ‘Sounder’

Don Cheadle announces today's AFI Movie Club selection: SOUNDER.

The film ranks #61 on AFI's 100 YEARS…100 CHEERS list of inspirational films. Star Cicely Tyson graduated from AFI's Directing Workshop for Women in 1977 – and received an Honorary Degree from the AFI Conservatory in 2014.   


SOUNDER was based on a 1969 novella of the same name by William H. Armstrong, which won the Newbery Award in 1970. The film was nominated for four Academy Awards® – Best Picture, Best Actor (Paul Winfield), Best Actress (Cicely Tyson) and Best Adapted Screenplay. In this exclusive AFI Archive clip, Cicely Tyson talks about landing the role as Rebecca.

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