The Piano Lesson

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  • PG
  • 1995
  • 1 hr 40 min
  • 7.0  (376)

Powerhouse performances transform August Wilson's Pulitzer Prize-winning play into a cinematic masterpiece in this richly woven tapestry of a family divided by their heritage and their dreams. Boy Willie wants to buy a farm his ancestors once worked as slaves, but first he must sell the family's most valued possession--a piano that holds a unique place in their history. His sister, Berniece, refuses to sell it because the heirloom symbolizes the family's very heart. Boy Willie sees it as the key to their future. The piano draws them into a struggle about whether to cling to traditions or trade them in for the chance of a better future.

The Piano Lesson
The Piano Lesson
The Piano Lesson

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Powerhouse performances transform August Wilson's Pulitzer Prize-winning play into a cinematic masterpiece in this richly woven tapestry of a family divided by their heritage and their dreams. Boy Willie wants to buy a farm his ancestors once worked as slaves, but first he must sell the family's most valued possession--a piano that holds a unique place in their history. His sister, Berniece, refuses to sell it because the heirloom symbolizes the family's very heart. Boy Willie sees it as the key to their future. The piano draws them into a struggle about whether to cling to traditions or trade them in for the chance of a better future.

The Piano Lesson is a 1995 drama with a runtime of 1 hour and 40 minutes. It has received poor reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 7.0.

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  • Release Date
    1995
  • MPAA Rating
    PG
  • Runtime
    1 hr 40 min
  • IMDB Rating
    7.0  (376)