The Resource Precious, directed by Lee Daniels, (videorecording)

Precious, directed by Lee Daniels, (videorecording)

Label
Precious
Title
Precious
Statement of responsibility
directed by Lee Daniels
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • eng
  • spa
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
In 1987, obese, illiterate, black 16-year-old Claireece 'Precious' Jones lives in Harlem with her dysfunctional family. She has been raped and impregnated twice by her father, Carl. She suffers constant physical, mental and sexual abuse from her unemployed mother, Mary. After getting pregnant for the second time, Precious is suspended from her school. Her principal arranges to have her attend an alternative school where her new teacher, Ms. Rain, helps Precious learn to read and she responds to this glimmer of hope. Precious also meets Mrs. Weiss, a social worker, who discovers the abuse and incest that Precious has had to endure. Her father dies of AIDS and Precious learns that she is now HIV-positive
Awards note
  • Academy Award for best actress in a supporting role (Mo'Nique) and best adapted screenplay, 2010.
  • TIFF People's Choice Award, 2009
Cataloging source
TEFMT
Characteristic
videorecording
Dewey number
791.43/72
Intended audience
MPAA rating: R; for child abuse including sexual assault, and pervasive language
Language note
  • Closed-captioned
  • Soundtrack in English ; subtitles available in English or Spanish
LC call number
PN1997.2
LC item number
.P74 2010
PerformerNote
Starring Mo'nique, and others ; introducing Gabourey Sidibe
Runtime
109
Target audience
adult
Technique
live action
Precious, directed by Lee Daniels, (videorecording)
Label
Precious, directed by Lee Daniels, (videorecording)
Publication
Note
  • Based on the novel 'Push' by Sapphire
  • Originally released as a motion picture in 2009
  • Includes bonus material
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Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn496829833
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Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
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Edition
Widescreen edition.
Extent
1 videodisc (109 min.)
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other control number
031398119777
Other physical details
sound, color
Publisher number
27239
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o496829833
  • (OCoLC)496829833

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