WHO’S IN IT?
Carey Mulligan (An Education), Garrett Hedlund (Inside Llewyn Davis), Jason Clarke (Dawn of the Planet of the Apes), Jason Mitchell (Straight Outta Compton), Mary J. Blige (Rock of Ages), Jonathan Banks (Beverly Hills Cop), Rob Morgan (Pariah), Kelvin Harrison Jr. (The Birth of a Nation), Claudio Laniado (Motion Sickness)
WHO’S BEHIND THE CAMERA?
Dee Rees (Pariah), director, writer; Virgil Williams (film debut), writer; Carl Effenson (Burying the Ex), Sally Jo Effenson (Mexican Sunrise), Cassian Elwes (The Butler), Charles D. King (Fences), Christopher Lemole (Mine Games), Kim Roth (Tower Heist) and Tim Zajaros (Zombeavers), producers; Tamar-Kali Brown (film debut), composer; Rachel Morrison (Fruitvale Station), cinematographer; Mako Kamitsuna (Blackhat), editor
WHAT’S IT ABOUT?
In rural Mississippi shortly after World War 2, two families – the white McAllans and the black Jacksons – become connected when two men from both sides, Jamie (Hedlund) and Ronsel (Mitchell), form a friendship based on their shared experiences whilst serving in the war. Both men struggle to overcome the racism in their hometown and post-traumatic stress brought on by their experiences, while also keeping their respective families afloat…
IN ONE SENTENCE, WHY SHOULD YOU BE EXCITED?
Dee Rees has crafted a historical epic that should be required viewing for all, and having it exclusively debut on Netflix proves that there’s no excuse to check this highly acclaimed movie out.