When a young, blind Ray Charles falls and asks his mother to help him up, she decides to let him figure it out on his own.
Main Idea: Biblical Love Is Tough Love—It Looks Beyond Pain To The Greater Good
Scene Setup: Musician and songwriter Ray Charles’ early life was filled with hardship. He was raised in poverty in the very segregated Deep South. He saw his little brother drown. And...
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Born in a poor town in Georgia, Ray Charles went blind at the age of seven. Inspired by a fiercely independent mother who insisted he make his own way in the world, Charles found his calling and his gift behind a piano keyboard. Touring across the Southern musical circuit, the soulful singer gained a reputation and then exploded with worldwide fame when he pioneered incorporating gospel, country, jazz and orchestral influences into his inimitable style. As he revolutionized the way people appreciated music, he simultaneously fought segregation in the very clubs that launched him and championed artists’ rights within the corporate music business.
MPAA: Rated PG-13 for depiction of drug addiction, sexuality, and some thematic elements
Principal Cast: Jamie Foxx, Regina King and Kerry WashingtonDirector: Taylor Hackford
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