Directed by John Singleton • 1997 • United States
Starring Jon Voight, Ving Rhames, Don Cheadle
A false accusation, an angry mob, and an American tragedy kept secret for more than sixty years: in 1923, the predominantly Black Rosewood, Florida, is razed by white vigilantes when a woman falsely accuses a Black man of attacking her. But at the height of the senseless massacre, an enigmatic Black war veteran (Ving Rhames) heroically leads the residents of Rosewood in fighting back. Based on a true story, this shattering drama exposes the horror and humanity at the center of one of the most shameful and long-overlooked chapters in American history.
Please be advised: this film contains offensive racist language, racial stereotypes, and graphic violence directed against Black and Native American people.