The Women Of Brewster Place (1989)
Harpo Productions, King Phoenix Entertainment
Directed by Donna Deitch
Starring Oprah Winfrey, Mary Alice, Olivia Cole
Based on the novel by Gloria Naylor, which deals with several strong-willed women who live in a rundown housing project on Brewster Place in an unidentified eastern city; across three decades, they struggle against poverty, bigotry, and weak, troublesome men.