Includes a conversation with director Dee Rees, producer Cassian Elwes and editor Mako Kamitsuna
The newest theatrical film from writer-director Dee Rees, which played this year’s Sundance Film Festival—where she had her initial success with her filmmaking debut, Pariah—is her first adaptation. Rees and co-writer Virgil Williams brought Hillary Jordan’s prize-winning 2008 novel to the big screen. The post WWII-set Mudbound unearths jealousies, family tension, and the ever-present racism found in both the era and the locale (the Mississippi Delta). The white McAllan family is struggling to keep their farm going, and when war hero Jamie (Garrett Hedlund) returns home his very presence inflames his older brother Henry (Jason Clarke). Jamie suffers the psychological effects of his time in battle, and his friendship with African-American fellow veteran Ronsel Jackson (Jason Mitchell) is as much salve to Jamie as it is torture for the Southern community, which has no interest in the man changed by his battle—and more importantly, European—tenure. This Faulkner-like drama also included Oscar nominee Carey Mulligan, Mary J. Blige and Jonathan Banks.
2017, 134 minutes, color | Screenplay by Dee Rees and Virgil Williams, based on Mudbound by Hillary Jordan; directed by Dee Rees; with Carey Mulligan, Garrett Hedlund, Jason Clarke, Jason Mitchell, Mary J. Blige, Jonathan Banks
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