Film: Miracle at St. Anna

"Miracle at St. Anna"

RELEASE DATE: September 26, 2008

(Photo) "©Buffalo Soldier/On My Own Productions. All rights reserved." Photo credit: David Lee (L TO R) Matteo Sciabordi, Omar Benson Miller and Michael Ealy. This film chronicles the story of four African-American soldiers stationed in Tuscany, Italy during Word War II.

Directed by Spike Lee from a screenplay written by James McBride, the author of the acclaimed novel of the same name, the film chronicles the story of four African-American soldiers who are members of the U.S. Army as part of the all-black 92nd Buffalo Soldier Division stationed in Tuscany, Italy, during World War II.

They experience the tragedy and triumph of the war as they find themselves trapped behind enemy lines and separated from their unit after one of them risks his life to save an Italian boy. MIRACLE AT ST. ANNA explores a deeply inspiring story that transcends national boundaries, race and class to touch the goodness within us all.

CAST: Derek Luke, Michael Ealy, Laz Alonso, Omar Benson Miller, Pierfrancesco Favino, Valentina Cervi

screenplay by: James McBride
based on the novel by: James McBride (author of The New York Times bestseller “The Color of Water”)
producers: Roberto Cicutto, Luigi Musini and Spike Lee
executive producers: Marco Valerio Pugini, Jon Kilik
GENRE: Drama

Movie Notes:

James McBride’s memoir, “The Color of Water,” was on The New York Times bestseller list for more
than two years, sold two million copies, and is read in schools and universities across America.

The actors tapped to play soldiers in the movie attended an intense two-week boot camp led by
renowned military advisor Billy Budd. The experience enhanced the authenticity of the battle scenes and sparked camaraderie between the soldiers-to-be.

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