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Based on the true story of the first woman to be sent to the electric chair in Georgia. Taking place in the 1940s in Cuthbert, Georgia, this is a story of one woman's desperate attempts to rise above the challenges of her life, the choices she makes, and the consequences. She is pressured to work for Elliot Arthur, a father, a mill worker and a raging drunk. As their relationship unfolds, it becomes strained, and is considered unacceptable for that time. Arthur continually abuses Lena and imprisons her in his home. In a final desperate attempt to break free of his bondage, a violent struggle ensues, one hot, humid night in Southwest Georgia in 1945 he is shot by Lena.
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Hood River County Library DVD FIC LEN (Text) 33892100052845 Adult DVDs DVD None 12/20/2012 Checked out 06/26/2013

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  • Physical Description: 1 videodisc (approximately 106 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
    videodisc
    videorecording
  • Edition: [Widescreen format].
  • Publisher: Santa Monica, Calif. : Lions Gate Films, 2010.

Content descriptions

General Note: Closed-captioned.
In English with Spanish subtitles.
Includes special features.
Originally produced as a feature film in 2008.
Title from container.
Creation/Production Credits Note: Director of photography, M. Shawn Lewallen ; edited by Hunter M. Via ; original music by Todd Cochran.
Participant or Performer Note: Tichina Arnold, Beverly Todd, Michael Rooker, Peter Coyote.
Summary, etc.: Based on the true story of the first woman to be sent to the electric chair in Georgia. Taking place in the 1940s in Cuthbert, Georgia, this is a story of one woman's desperate attempts to rise above the challenges of her life, the choices she makes, and the consequences. She is pressured to work for Elliot Arthur, a father, a mill worker and a raging drunk. As their relationship unfolds, it becomes strained, and is considered unacceptable for that time. Arthur continually abuses Lena and imprisons her in his home. In a final desperate attempt to break free of his bondage, a violent struggle ensues, one hot, humid night in Southwest Georgia in 1945 he is shot by Lena.
Target Audience Note:
MPAA rating: PG-13.
System Details Note:
DVD ; 5.1 Dolby digital; region 1.
Language Note:
In English with Spanish subtitles.
Closed-captioned.
Subject: Women murderers United States Drama
Women death row inmates United States Drama
Baker, Lena 1900-1945 Drama
Genre: Films for the hearing impaired.
Feature films.
Historical films.
Biographical films.
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