Genre: Drama, Music
Duration: 95 min.
1930's Pittsburgh, a brother comes home to claim "my half of the piano", a family heirloom; but his sister is not wanting to part with it. This is a glimpse of the conditions for African-Americans as well as some of the attitudes and influences on their lives. But whether he is able to sell the piano so that he can get enough money to buy some property and "no longer have to work for someone else" involves the story (or lesson) that the piano has to show him.
emotional, serious, touching, realistic, gloomy, sincere
introspection, siblings relations, family life, hopes, family relations, african american, family in crisis, estrangement, family problems, disagreement, family tradition, estranged family member, symbolism, watermelon, spirit, uncle niece relationship, attempted murder, brother sister relationship, piano, elevator operator, widow, argument, priest, gun, candle ...
20th century, 30s, 1930s