Set in rural Mississippi in 1964, Mississippi Burning is about two FBI agents, played by Willem Dafoe and Gene Hackman, who have very different styles of work, investigate the disappearances of civil rights activists. They are shocked at the state of the segregation in the south. Filmed In: Lafayette, Alabama; Bovina, Braxton, Canton, Jackson, New Hebron, Port Gibson, Vaiden … [Read more...] about Film Friday: Mississippi Burning
O Brother, Where Art Thou? is the Coen Brothers' adaptation of Homer's The Odyssey, set in rural Mississippi in the 1930s. Three convicts escape and encounter a variety of obstacles on their way home, including sirens, a Cyclops and the Ku Klux Klan. The movie stars George Clooney, John Turturro, Tim Blake Nelson, John Goodman and Holly Hunter. Filmed In: Canton, … [Read more...] about Film Friday: O Brother, Where Art Thou?
Based on the bestselling book by Kathryn Stockett, The Help follows the lives of three black maids in 1960s Jackson, Mississippi. Aspiring author Skeeter shakes up the small town when she enlists the help of the maids to write a tell-all book about race relations in the South. Emma Stone, Viola Davis, Jessica Chastain, Octavia Spencer, and Bryce Dallas Howard all present … [Read more...] about Film Friday: The Help
Based on the John Grisham bestseller, this film is intense from start to finish. A young black girl is raped and nearly killed by two white men. When it seems that the men are going to be released, the girl's father, played by Samuel L. Jackson, takes the law into his own hands and shoots the men. What proceeds is the trial of the century and the rebirth of the Ku Klux … [Read more...] about Film Friday: A Time to Kill