Powerfully moving story of the first and only woman to be sent to die in Georgia's electric chair. Based on true events, The Lena Baker Story recounts one African-American womanís struggle to rise above the challenges of her life, to face the choices she makes, and to ultimately triumph over her impossible circumstances. Based on true events, The Lena Baker Story recounts one African-American woman's struggle to rise above the challenges of herlife, to face the choices she makes, and to ultimately triumph over her impossible circumstances.
The gifted Tichina Arnold, heretofore known for her comic work on series television in Martin and Everybody Hates Chris, turns in a remarkable, gut-wrenching performance in the title role. Witness her portrayal of the first and only woman to be sent to the electric chair in Georgia, only to be pardoned decades later. Devastating, and inspiring all at once. Beverly Todd, Peter Coyote, and Michael Rooker offer solid support as well. Lions Gate (2011), English, DVD, Number of discs: 1, Rated: PG-13 (Parental Guidance Suggested), Run Time: 66 minutes