Sounder, directed by Martin Ritt and based on the book by William H. Armstrong, was released in September of 1972 and ended up as the 15th most successful film of the year. The movie stars Paul Winfield (King, 1978), Cicely Tyson (Roots, 1977) and Kevin Hooks (The White Shadow, 1978) and is guaranteed to bring a few tears to your jaded eyes.
I saw this one in the theater when I was six. I think it’s high time I gave it another viewing. Enjoy the trailer below.