*From director/co-writer Dee Rees (“Pariah,” “Bessie”) comes her latest work, “Mudbound,” which premiered to great acclaim at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival.
Carey Mulligan, Jason Clarke, Jason Mitchell, Mary J. Blige, Rob Morgan, Jonathan Banks and Garrett Hedlund star in a story set against the backdrop of the Mississippi Delta during the Jim Crow era after World War II.
It’s billed as both a timeless and timely film following two families – one black, one white – pitted against one another by a ruthless social hierarchy, yet bound together by the shared farmland of the Mississippi Delta.”
“Mudbound” follows the McAllan family, newly transplanted from the quiet civility of Memphis and unprepared for the harsh demands of farming. Despite the grandiose dreams of Henry (Jason Clarke), his wife Laura (Carey Mulligan) struggles to keep the faith in her husband’s losing venture. Meanwhile, Hap and Florence Jackson (Rob Morgan, Mary J. Blige) — sharecroppers who have worked the land for generations — struggle bravely to build a small dream of their own despite the rigidly enforced social barriers they face.
The war upends both families’ plans as their returning loved ones, Jamie McAllan (Garrett Hedlund) and Ronsel Jackson (Jason Mitchell), forge a fast but uneasy friendship that challenges the brutal realities of the Jim Crow South in which they live.
“Mudbound” will premiere on Netflix and in select theaters on Friday, November 17.
Watch the teaser trailer below: