SXSW 2019: The Day Shall Come

The Day Shall Come may be a thrilling satirical look at America’s law enforcement community but it just might leave viewers angry. Set in Miami, Moses Al Shabaz (Marchánt Davis) runs The Star of Six Farm with his wife Venus (Danielle Brooks).  Shabaz has big dreams ahead for the mission including overthrowing the American government.  Him and what army?  Oh, right–his army of four.  This is an army that includes Farmer X (Malcolm Mays), Farmer…

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Sundance 2019: Clemency

Led by a riveting performance from Alfre Woodard, Clemency took home the U.S. Dramatic Grand Jury Prize during the 2019 Sundance Film Festival. Life for prison warden Bernadine Williams (Alfre Woodard) isn’t getting easy.  She appears to be married to her job more so than to husband Jonathan Williams (Wendell Pierce).  It isn’t just any ordinary job.  She’s the one who is in the room when prisoners get executed by way of lethal injection.  We first meet…

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Sadie: A Satire for War

Through the lens of its 13-year old protagonist, Sadie displays the toll that the military takes on American families while family members are on tour. Sadie (Sophia Mitri Schloss) lives at home with her mother, Rae (Melanie Lynskey), in the Shady Plains Trailer Park.  Sadie patiently waits for her dad, John, to come home.  He’s serving tour overseas in spite of the many promises to return home.  She’s loyal to her dad in this sense and…

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