Sat, Nov 18, 6:25pm: Informal post-screening discussion in the upstairs Jackson Education and Engagement Space (seating is limited; first-come, first-served). BUY TICKETS
One Week Only. Set in the rural American South during World War II, MUDBOUND is an epic story of two families pitted against one another by a ruthless social hierarchy, yet bound together by the shared farmland of the Mississippi Delta. The McAllans, newly transplanted from the quiet civility of Memphis, are unprepared for the harsh demands of farming. Meanwhile, Hap and Florence Jackson—sharecroppers who have worked the land for generations—struggle bravely to build a small dream of their own. The war upends both families' plans as their returning loved ones, Jamie McAllan and Ronsel Jackson, forge a fast but uneasy friendship that challenges the brutal realities of the Jim Crow South in which they live.
Directed by Nashville native Dee Rees (PARIAH, BESSIE) with screenplay co-written by Virgil Williams and Dee Rees, and based on the acclaimed novel by Hillary Jordan. Principal cast: Carey Mulligan, Garrett Hedlund, Jason Mitchell, Jason Clarke, Jonathan Banks, Mary J. Blige, Rob Morgan.
“Spellbinding...From Banks's deplorable Pappy to the Blige’s quiet but dignified Florence, MUDBOUND is crafted marvelously. The film is sweeping, but the payoff—though violent, painful, and desperate is worth every single minute.” —Aramide Tinubu, Shadow and Act “With MUDBOUND, Rees proves the truest rule of all: That talent and vision make all lesser rules negotiable. This absorbing, incredibly accomplished film should win awards and be taught in history classes all over America.” —April Wolfe, LA Weekly
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