“Went off to fight for my country come back find it hadn’t changed a bit.” ‘Mudbound’ tells the story of two men who return home from World War II to work on a farm in rural Mississippi where they struggle to deal with racism and adjusting to life after war. Some folks look out on the world, and all they see are the differences between people, the things that set us apart. ‘Mudbound’ is a hymn to what we all share — the human struggle, the mutual desire to succeed and create a better world for our children — and it is a damning indictment of those who stand in the way of such progress.
“I don’t know what they let you do over there but you in Mississippi now, use the back door.” Set deep in the Mississippi Delta, it’s the epic story of two families, one white, the other black. Neither man can shake the war or the scars it’s left them with, and their shared experiences lead to an unlikely bond in the Jim Crow South.
“I used to walk away from a fight, not no more.” The film “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.” Both families are welcoming home loved ones from the war — Jamie and Ronsel.
“They worked until they sweated, they sweated until they bleed, they bleed until they died fighting for something that will never be theirs.” Directed by Dee Rees, with a script written by Virgil Williams based on the novel Mudbound by Hillary Jordan, starring Jason Mitchell, Carey Mulligan, Jason Clarke, Mary J. Blige, Rob Morgan, Jonathan Banks, and Garrett Hedlund ‘Mudbound’ premiered at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival on January 21, 2017.
A giant of a story, very much the soul of America in microcosm, ‘Mudbound’ will premiere on Netflix and in select theaters November 17, 2017.
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