- Directed By: Dee Rees
- 134 Minutes
- Thursday, November 16, 2017 6:00 p.m.
Regrettably, Dee Rees has cancelled her trip to Indiana on November 16 due to an unforeseen shift in her schedule around the release of her film Mudbound.
IU Cinema's screenings of Mudbound (2017) and Pariah (2011) will continue as scheduled without her attendance. The Jorgensen Guest Filmmaker Program on November 16 at 3:00 p.m. is cancelled.
IU Cinema is excited to be one of a very small number of venues given the opportunity to screen Mudbound theatrically before it premieres on Netflix on November 17. Regretting her absence, Dee Rees will provide a special video introduction to the film.
Set in the rural American South during World War II, Dee Rees’ Mudbound is an epic story of two families 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)—fellow 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 all live. Contains mature content. (2K DCP Presentation)