Ruby Bridges (1998)

Ruby Bridges  (1998)

Release Date: 18 January 1998 (USA)    

Director: Euzhan Palcy
Writer: Toni Ann Johnson 

 

Running time: 96 minutes

 

 

Cast

Chaz Monet - Ruby Bridges
Lela Rochon - Lucielle Bridges
Michael Beach - Amon Brdges
Penelope Ann Miller - Barbara Henry
Kevin Pollak - Dr. Robert Coles

Diana Scarwid - Miss Woodmere
Jean Louise Kelly - Jane Coles
Patrika Darbo - Jill
Peter Francis James - Dr. Broyard
Toni Ann Johnson - Alma Broyard
Michael Burgess - Mr.Lewis
Al Butler - Senior Marshall
Charlie Lucas - Mr. Taylor
Kiara Tucker - Alison
Christopher Stokes - Carl
Whitney Tucker - Mary
Georgia Weeks - Jimmy's Mother
Jeffrey Spoto - Jimmy
Ralph Wilcox - Pastor
Joan Gibson - Mrs. Taylor

 

 

Storyline

This film presents the real-life tale of young Ruby Bridges, one of the first African-American children to attend an integrated school in the Deep South. At only age 6, Ruby is selected to attend an all-white school in New Orleans, causing an uproar in the racially divided region. Among the people who try to help Ruby adjust to the tense situation are teacher Barbara Henry and Dr. Robert Coles, a child psychiatrist.