*Winner of audience awards and jury prizes in Los Angeles, Chicago and New York, festival darling “Mississippi Damned” will make its television premiere on Showtime throughout Black History Month, with an initial airing on Showtime Showcase on February 1, 2011 at 8:00 PM ET/PT.
The flagship channel will showcase the film on Tuesday, February 22 at 8:00 PM ET/PT. Additional airdate information is available at www.sho.com.
Written and directed by Tina Mabry (Brooklyn’s Bridge to Jordan), “Mississippi Damned” is a bitterly honest, stark tale of a young woman’s survival over the powerful generational forces of poverty, violence, sexual abuse and family secrets. The film is an autobiographical saga set in the rural town of Tupelo, Mississippi, spanning the years between 1986 and 1998.
Directing her first feature film, Mabry coaxes indelible performances out of a stellar cast, including Tessa Thompson (For Colored Girls, Detroit 1-8-7) D.B. Woodside (24, Hellcats), Malcolm David Kelly (Lost, Saving Grace), Jossie Harris Thacker (Private Practice), Michael Hyatt (The West Wing, The Wire) and NAACP Image Award nominated veteran of stage and screen Tonea Stewart (In the Heat of the Night).
“Mississippi Damned” will also be available on DVD exclusively on the film’s website, www.mississippidamned.com for the collectible price of $9.99 during Black History Month.
The DVD features behind the scenes footage, deleted scenes, and the official trailer, as well as a look at Mabry’s award-winning short film, “Brooklyn’s Bridge to Jordan.”
Ellene V. Miles
Liquid Soul Media