Nicole Beharie (The Express), Will Patton (Entrapment, The Postman), Charles Dutton (TV's Roc, Mimic) and Alfre Woodard (TV's Desperate Housewives, Primal Fear) star in this gripping true-life story. Falsely accused of distributing narcotics in a school zone, Dee Roberts (Beharie) is offered a deal she can't refuse: plead guilty and accept a 10-year suspended sentence. The alternative: risk serving 16-to-25 in jail. Realizing a conviction would ruin her life, Dee decides to fight back. Suing the DA for racial discrimination, Dee battles impossible odds in a case that will not only change her life but the laws of Texas as well.
Nicole Beharie,Charles S. Dutton,Xzibit,Tim Blake Nelson,Michael O'Keefe,Will Patton
Based on true events, AMERICAN VIOLET tells the astonishing story of Dee Roberts, a 24 year-old African American single mother of four, living in a small Texas town. Dee soon discovers she has been charged as a drug dealer and must face a horrific choice: plead guilty and go home a convicted felon or remain in prison and fight the charges thus, jeopardizing her children and risking a long prison sentence.