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The Pocketbook

The Pocketbook (1980)
Director: Billy Woodberry
35mm, b/w

In the course of a botched purse-snatching, a boy questions the course of his life in this adaptation of Langston Hughes’ short story, "Thank You, Ma'am." 

Ross Lipman

Restored from the original 16mm b/w negative A/B rolls and the original 16mm optical soundtrack by UCLA Film & Television Archive.  Laboratory services by Stanford Theatre Film Laboratory, Audio Mechanics and NT Picture and Sound.

Film Credits

Individual Role(s)
Billy Woodberry Director
Mario DeSilva Cinematographer
Gary Gaston Cinematographer
Charles Burnett Cinematographer
Simi Nelson Cast
Ray Cherry Cast
David Jenkins Cast
Al Williams Cast
Christopher Thompson Cast
Phillip Weatherspoon Cast