Follow us on Facebook Follow us on Twitter Watch us on Youtube Join the Archive Mailing List Read our Blog

Nancy Richardson


Film Role(s) Year
To Sleep With Anger (1990) To Sleep With Anger

Charles Burnett’s celebrated fable is a singular artistic achievement that transcends categorization, incorporating elements of drama, dark comedy and magical realism. Within this densely-layered framework, Burnett incisively examines the complexities of modern middle-class Black life as an African American family becomes engaged in a metaphorical and metaphysical tug-of-war with the age-old cultural traditions of their former home in the South.

Editor 1990
The Annihilation of Fish (1999) The Annihilation of Fish

Mrs. Muldroone's boarding house is a home for eccentrics—including Mrs. Muldroone (Margot Kidder) herself. Joining her in bemusing pursuits is Fish (James Earl Jones), a retired janitor with a demon to wrestle, literally, and Poinsettia (Lynn Redgrave), who fancies herself the lover of Puccini’s ghost. Director Charles Burnett weaves this trio of characters into a charming romantic (yes, romantic) comedy that defies age and expectations.

Editor 1999
Selma, Lord, Selma (1999) Selma, Lord, Selma

Charles Burnett’s Selma, Lord, Selma chronicles the history of the 1965 Selma to Montgomery marches. Through the perspective of a young girl learning about courage, bravery and compassion, Selma, Lord, Selma celebrates the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and the civil rights movement’s fight for freedom for all Americans. 

Editor 1999