MUDBOUND
2017, Netflix, 134 min, USA, Dir: Dee Rees

Two Mississippi families -- one black, one white -- confront the brutal realities of prejudice, farming and friendship during the 1940s in this acclaimed drama based on the Hillary Jordan novel. Garrett Hedlund, Jason Mitchell, Carey Mulligan, Jason Clarke and Mary J. Blige lead an outstanding ensemble cast. Nominated for four Oscars, including Best Supporting Actress (Blige), Best Adapted Screenplay (Virgil Williams and Dee Rees) and Best Cinematography (Rachel Morrison). "The director and her cinematographer Rachel Morrison do wonders with the elements that batter the people of every race and social class in the Delta. But it's the storm raging inside these characters that rivets our attention and makes MUDBOUND a film that grabs you and won't let go." - Peter Travers, Rolling Stone.


CAKE
2014, Cinelou Films, 91 min, USA, Dir: Daniel Barnz

Claire Simmons (Jennifer Aniston) lives in chronic pain - and none too pleasantly; her abrasive anger has driven virtually everyone out of her life except for housekeeper Silvana (Adriana Barraza). But the suicide of a fellow chronic-pain sufferer (Anna Kendrick) shakes Claire to the core, and in trying to understand the death of a woman she barely knew, she may finally come to grips with her own life.


FRUITVALE STATION
2013, The Weinstein Company, 85 min, USA, Dir: Ryan Coogler

Ryan Coogler's directorial debut tells the true story of Oscar Grant (Michael B. Jordan in a breakout performance), who was killed by transit police in Oakland. The film follows the young black man through his final day - a day he’d intended to begin a more positive lifestyle. The 2013 Sundance Grand Jury Prize winner.


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