Please join PS321’s PTA on Thursday, January 18th at 6:30 pm to watch Mudbound, a award-winning film based on the novel by Hillary Jordan and adapted and directed by Dee Rees that The Washington Post deemed the best movie of the year, “a quintessentially American classic.”
Set in the Mississippi Delta in the 1940’s at the height of Jim Crow, the film follows two farming families, one black, one white. Ronsel, the son of a black sharecropping family, and Jamie, the brother of the white family who owns the land they live and work on, both are sent to fight in WWII. They leave as heroes, and are changed by their experiences fighting for their country. But then they return home to a place that has not changed: the violence experienced at home is far more brutal than what they endured abroad.
As A.O. Scott said in his New York Times review, “Mudbound is a racial epic”…. “a work of historical imagination that lands in the present with disquieting, illuminating force.”
The movie runs just over two hours and will be followed by a Q&A with Hillary Jordan, the author of Mudbound, led by Mark Winston Griffith, Executive Director of the Brooklyn Movement Center, about how Mudbound contributes to a crucial conversation in this country about race, history and perspective.
Tickets are $10 and available HERE.
This event is for adults only.. No children will be allowed in the audience.