Based on real events and set in a small Texas town in the midst of the 2000 Bush/Gore Presidential election, American Violet tells the astonishing story of Dee Roberts (critically hailed newcomer Nicole Beharie), a 24 year old African-American single mother of four who is wrongfully swept up in a drug raid. We recently caught up with Beharie and her co-star Alfre Woodard to discuss the making of this American drama. To watch our exclusive video interviews, click on the two clips below:

American Violet is now playing in select theaters across the country.