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134 min.
United States United States
Virgil Williams, Dee Rees (Novel: Hillary Jordan)
Tamar-Kali Brown
Rachel Morrison
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Armory Films / Black Bear Pictures / Elevated Films / MACRO / Zeal Media / ArtImage Entertainment / MMC Joule Films. Distributed by Netflix
Drama | Racism. 1940s. Southern Gothic
Synopsis / Plot
Two men 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. In the post–WWII South, two families are pitted against a barbaric social hierarchy and an unrelenting landscape as they simultaneously fight the battle at home and the battle abroad. This epic pioneer story is about friendship, heritage and the unending struggle for and against the land.
2017: Academy Awards: 4 Nom. inc. Supp. Actress (Mary J. Blige) & Cinematography
2017: Golden Globes: Nomin. for Best Supp. Actress (Mary J. Blige) & Original Song
2017: New York Film Critics Circle: Best Cinematography
2017: Independent Spirit Awards: Robert Altman Award
2017: Gotham Awards: Best Ensemble Cast. Nom. for Breakthrough Actress (Blige)
2017: Critics Choice Awards: 4 Nomin. includ. Best Ensemble & Sup. Actress (Blige)
2017: Chicago Film Critics Awards: 4 Nominations including Best Adap. Screenplay
2017: Satellite Awards: Best Ensemble. 4 Nomin. including Best Picture & Director
2017: Writers Guild Awards (WGA): Nominated for Best Adapted Screenplay
2017: Screen Actors Guild (SAG): Nominated for Best Cast & Supp. Actress (Blige)
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