An American Love Story (1999)

An American Love Story
Type Feature Film
MPAA Rating N/A
Runtime 8hr 6mins.
Genres Documentary
Keywords N/A
Status Released
US Release Date
  
Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
Vicky Kenny Co-Producer n/a 170 3000005
Jennifer Fleming Co-Producer n/a 170 3000004
Jennifer Fox Director of Photography n/a 120780 6000001
Jay Freund Editor n/a 172 7000001
Jennifer Fleming Sound n/a 120816 14000001
Marcus Miller Music n/a 120781 8000001
Barbara Ludlum Executive Producer n/a 174 3000003
Lindsay Law Executive Producer n/a 174 3000002
Cicily Sims-Wilson Actor Herself 1 1000003
Karen Wilson Actor Herself 1 1000002
Chaney Sims-Wilson Actor Herself 1 1000004
Jennifer Fox Director n/a 2 2000001
Jennifer Fox Producer n/a 3 3000001
Bill Sims Actor Himself 1 1000001
Synopsis
Culled from more than 1,000 hours of original footage, a cinema verite chronicle of the lives of the Sims-Wilson family in Queens, NY. Bill Sims is an African-American blues musician, his wife Karen Wilson is a white corporate manager. They have been married for over 20 years, and have two daughters. Both have struggled for more than 30 years against racial stereotypes and societal prejudices that have tried, sometimes viciously, to divide them. While racial tensions outside of the family impinge on their lives, especially when elder daughter Cicily faces exclusion from black students at college, many of their familial issues are less politically charged: Bill faces alcoholism and Karen has health problems.