The time is about ten years after the Civil War has come to an end.
About five years ago, Samuel L. Jackson had a dramatic role that was a departure from what we've come to expect of a Samuel L. Jackson character. Mother and Child takes us to sunny modern-day Los Angeles. Annette Bening starred in this film, out the same year as her performance in The Kids Are All Right. Jackson played a dapper, urbane, financially successful professional in Mother and Child. He's excellent.
Since it's release, you know that Mother and Child co-star Kerry Washington has become a big star on ABC's Scandal. She and Samuel L. Jackson shared movie screen time in Quentin Tarantino's Django Unchained (2012). Here's a trailer for Mother and Child.
Mother and Child really moved me and it's full of rich performances. Keep it in mind if you're up for some mature entertainment. And you'll see a different Samuel L. Jackson.