Woman Thou Art Loosed

Woman Thou Art Loosed is a 2004 American drama film directed by Michael Schultz and written by Stan Foster.[1] It was produced by Stan Foster and Reuben Cannon. It is the 44th film or series directed by Schultz and is adapted from the self-help novel by T. D. Jakes. The film tells the story of a young woman who must come to terms with a long history of sexual abuse, drug addiction, and poverty. It has been reported that the story was loosely based on the screenwriter's past relationship with a college girlfriend. A gospel stage play preceded the film.

Woman Thou Art Loosed
Directed byMichael Schultz
Screenplay byStan Foster
Based onWoman Thou Art Loosed
by T. D. Jakes
StarringKimberly Elise
Loretta Devine
Debbi Morgan
Michael Boatman
Clifton Powell
Idalis DeLeon
T. D. Jakes
Music byTodd Cochran
CinematographyReinhart Peschke
Edited byBilly Fox
Distributed byMagnolia Pictures
Release date
  • October 1, 2004 (2004-10-01)
Running time
94 minutes
CountryUnited States
Budget$3 million
Box office$6,804,016



The film was nominated for two NAACP Image Awards, winning the award for Outstanding Independent or Foreign Film; Elise and Devine received nominations at the Independent Spirit Awards for Best Female Lead and Best Supporting Female, respectively.

Woman Thou Art Loosed was also awarded at the American Black Film Festival for Best Film.


A sequel, titled Woman Thou Art Loosed: On the 7th Day, was released on April 13, 2012.[2]


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