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Precious: Based on the book ‘Push’ by Sapphire

Precious: Based on the book ‘Push’ by Sapphire

Directors: Lee Daniels
USA
109 minutes min
Festival Centerpiece

Synopsis:
Set in Harlem in 1987, Precious: Based on the Novel ‘Push’ by Sapphire is the story of a 16-year-old African American girl born into a life no one would want. Claireece “Precious” Jones (Gabourey Sidibe) is pregnant for the second time by her absent father. At home, she must wait hand and foot on her abusive and poisonously angry mother (Mo’Nique). School is a place of chaos, and Precious has reached the ninth grade with an awful secret: She can neither read nor write. Precious may sometimes be down, but she is never out. Winner of three awards at Sundance, Precious is a vibrant, honest and resoundingly hopeful film about the human capacity to grow and overcome.

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Director Lee Daniels and Actor Gabourey 'Gabby' Sidibe
Lee Daniels