On Wednesday, October 11, 2017, Netflix hosted a special screening of up the upcoming film “Mudbound.” The film was directed by Dee Rees is mostly known for her 2011 film Pariah. The screening was followed by a Q & A with some of the cast Starring: Carey Mulligan, Jason Clarke, Jason Mitchell, Mary J. Blige, Rob Morgan, Jonathan Banks and Garrett Hedlund, the director, Dee Rees and the producers, Sally Jo Effenson, Cassian Elwes, Charles King, and Kim Roth.
The film “Mudbound” has been receiving such critical acclaim and praise from film festivals such a Sundance Film Festival, Toronto International Film Festival, and New York Film Festival.
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) — 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” is written for the screen by Virgil Williams and Dee Rees and directed by Rees. Based on the novel by Hillary Jordan.
The film is set to be released in theaters in NYC and LA on October 13, 2017, and available on Netflix, November 17, 2017.