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The good lord bird / creator, Ethan Hawke.


Ethan Hawke stars as abolitionist John Brown in this Limited Event Series based on the award-winning novel. The story is told from the point of view of "Onion," a fictional enslaved boy who becomes a member of Brown's motley family of abolitionist soldiers battling slavery in Kansas, and eventually finds himself in the famous 1859 Army depot raid at Harpers Ferry, an inciting incident of the Civil War. It's a humorous and dramatic tale of Antebellum America and the ever-changing roles of race, religion and gender in American society.

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  • Physical Description: 2 videodiscs (approximately 336 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Publisher: [United States] : Showtime Networks, [2020]

Content descriptions

General Note:
Title from web page.
Originally broadcast as single episodes of a television mini-series on Showtime Network in 2020.
Wide screen.
Formatted Contents Note:
Disc 1: Meet the Lord -- A wicked plot -- Mister Fred -- Disc 2: Smells like bear -- Hiving the bees -- Jesus is walkin' -- Last words.
Creation/Production Credits Note:
Directed by Ethan Hawke.
Participant or Performer Note:
Ethan Hawke, Hubert Point-Du-Jour, Beau Knapp, Nick Eversman, Ellar Coltrane, Orlando Jones, Mckinley Belcher Iii.
Target Audience Note:
Rating: TVMA.
System Details Note:
DVD, wide screen presentation; Dolby digital 5.1.
Subject: Brown, John, 1800-1859 > Drama.
Brown, John, 1800-1859.
Fugitive slaves > United States > Drama.
Abolitionists > Drama.
Fugitive slaves.
Harpers Ferry (W. Va.) > History > John Brown's Raid, 1859 > Drama.
United States.
West Virginia > Harpers Ferry.
Genre: Drama.
Fiction television programs.
Historical television programs.
Television mini-series.
Television programs.
Television programs.
Television mini-series.
Historical television programs.
Fiction television programs.

Available copies

  • 1 of 1 copy available at Homer Library. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Homer Library System. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Homer Public Library.


  • 0 current holds with 1 total copy.
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Homer Public Library DVD GOO (Text) 000160110 Video Available -

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