We’ve got some fabulous NARRATIVES for the festival this year. Below is a little more about them…
DAR HE: The Lynching of Emmett Till
Based on the true story and forged from the public record, this film is a transfixing dramatization of the historic interviews and events surrounding the 1955 lynching of 14-year-old Emmett Till in Mississippi, only days after he stepped off a train from his home in Chicago. The murder and the subsequent acquittal of his killers became a lightning rod for moral outrage that ignited the Civil Rights Movement in America. Award-winning actor Mike Wiley plays all the parts in this brilliantly crafted, breathtaking masterpiece.
Charlie is a struggling city artist on a quest to find a rare 45 record her father made in the 1960s during the Arkansas garage rock scene. She teams up with Louie, an obsessive record collector from Memphis, and they embark an exhaustive search in a Louie’s vintage Pontiac, across the seldom-explored landscape of the new Old South. They roll along to the music of a great original soundtrack and Southern music legends like bluesman CeDell Davis, rockabilly pioneer Joyce Green, and early garage rockers like The Coachmen and The Spyders.
LIARS, FIRES AND BEARS
Eve, a 9-year-old hardened by time as a neglected foster child, is accustomed to taking life seriously. When she meets Dave, a drunk thirty -something who forgot to grow up, she sees an opportunity. Soon they are on an unlikely cross-country road trip after Eve hatches a plan to reunite with her absent brother. Laid-back Dave suddenly finds himself on the run from both the cops and the robbers. With a precocious kid behind the wheel and a man-child navigating, this is a most unique buddy film.