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Ballast

Ballast

Ballast Ballast Ws Nr
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This film is a stunningly evocative story of personal catastrophe and communal redemption. In the cold winter light of the Mississippi Delta, 3 lonely people stumble under the weight of a shared tragedy. Lawrence (Micheal J. Smith Sr.) is paralyzed with grief after the loss of his twin brother. Twelve-year-old James (JimMyron Ross) drifts into the perilous orbit of local teenagers while his single mother, Marlee (Tarra Riggs), is too exhausted from her menial job to interpret the clues. When sudden violence forces mother and son to flee their home in the night, they alight desperately on Lawrence's property. Though this provides safe harbor, it rekindles the fury of a bitter, long-standing conflict.

Actors:

Michael J. Smith, Sr.,Jim Myron Ross,Micheal J. Smith Sr.,JimMyron Ross,Tarra Riggs,Johnny McPhail

Description:

A young boy drifts through the spare flatlands of a wintry Mississippi township and a middle-aged man sits in his rural home, frozen in grief after his brother's suicide. These striking images set in motion a riveting story of three people trying to reposition their lives after experiencing a traumatic loss. Lance Hammer won the best director award at the 2008 Sundance Film festival for his assured hand with which he tells a delicate, quietly unfolding story using understated means and non-professionals from the Mississippi Delta.

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