“Down In The Delta” Movie review by Author, G. D. Grace

Down in the Delta [VHS]

Released in 1998, “Down In The Delta” is a riveting story about the struggles within a family.  It deals with issues that range from substance abuse and the havoc it reeks on the addict and their loved ones, a child with autism and the guilt that sometimes attaches itself to a parent who feels helpless, Alzheimer’s Disease and the fears it invokes on the spirit of family, but most of all it shows how real love and sincere faith are the strongest of bonds that hold a family together.

The most touching part of this story is the tale of “Nathan“, a sterling silver candle holder that has been passed down over the generations.  The climax of this heartwarming story is when the mother who struggles to overcome substance abuse discovers why “Nathan” was the name given to this family treasure.

I won’t spoil the secret, I’ll let you watch it for yourself to see if you’ll feel the same breathtaking emotions I felt when I learned the truth about “Nathan“.

Down In The Delta” is not a black story, it’s a family story that people from all cultures will be able to identify with.   It stars the fabulous, Alfre Woodard, the witty Loretta Divine, the charismatic and late Al Freeman Jr, the eloquent and classy Mary Alice, and last but certainly not least, the sometimes infamous, but extremely talented, Welsey Snipes.

TV One aired it tonight, but it’s been on BET and other cable channels over the years.  It’s one that you’d be proud to watch with your entire family.  In some parts it can be a real tear jerker.  If you want something different than what is being pummeled at our spirits through the major networks, purchase “Down In The Delta” on DVD and make it one that you watch once a year to remind yourself and your loved ones what family is truly all about.

Amazon Linkhttp://www.amazon.com/Down-Delta-VHS-Alfre-Woodard/dp/630542666X

“Believe” by the group “Sunday” from “Down in the Delta”

youtube link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tPW_27F8Jg8

This is Author, G. D. Grace, telling it like “T I IS”

God’s joy to all

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About G. D. Grace of California

After the release of his fifth self-published novel, “Ripped & Ready (season 3)” GD ramped up for a new endeavor in radio, and on September 2, 2010 his first #BlogTalkRadio show premiered. His first two guest were two literary colleagues from two different sides of the tracks — one a former prison inmate-hustler, single father, turned author — the other, an accredited teacher and single father first time author. The intense on-air climate of cultural differences on the show, at one point, became thick enough to slice with a butter knife, however, it was a very successful event. Despite the clash over marketing approaches both authors remained professional and the outcome was a highly entertaining and interesting show. The seasons that followed incorporated talent from all walks of creativity, so in addition to the authors, GD’s guest lineup included poets and recovering addicts, motivational speakers and entrepreneurs, filmmakers and professionals in sports training and health, and also established artists from highly successful television shows, as well as, NAACP & Grammy Winners. Many shows gave us an inside glimpse inside the lives of legends from Marvin Gaye, James Brown, Smokey Robinson, Ray Goodman & Brown, Bruce A. Hawes (extraordinary writer for the Sounds of Philadelphia), Gerald Alston of The Manhattans, The Delphonics, Howard Hewett, and Chris Jasper of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame recognized Isley Brothers. Legends of literary Stanley Bennett Clay and James Earl Hardy also brought their distinct creative prowess to the show, as did professionals from the Broadway stage. GD’s show eventually caught the attention of World Media and through this friendship many of the legends mentioned above were tapped to be guests on the show. His friend, and often times, mentor, Wayne Barros became an influential part of the legacy that he was creating one show at time. His friendship, love, and direction helped enforce an inner-confidence in GD which allowed him to stretch his producing skills so the show would have an entertaining variety for the live listener and archive listeners. Between the two audience variations the show has been listened to by over 40,000 people. It has been successful beyond GD’s wildest dreams, and as Season 6 approaches, the adrenalin within him increases. He begins assembling the guest list next month in April 2015, and…
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2 Responses to “Down In The Delta” Movie review by Author, G. D. Grace

  1. I will be seeing this movie soon. Thanks for the review

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