28 FRI, 29 SAT 7:45pm & 9:35pm:
An MBC Premiere HD DIGITAL Presentation!
In collaboration with Emerging Pictures
NEW AMERICAN INDEPENDENTS: Lance Hammer
Miami Theatrical Premiere!
BEST DIRECTOR 2008 Sundance Film Festival!
With Michael J. Smith Sr, JimMyron Ross, Tarra Riggs, Johnny McPhail
BALLAST is one of those rare films that maximize the medium through an aesthetic of understatement. Every frame is deliberately and beautifully composed, every cut artfully and economically executedâ€”not only to transmit a quietly gripping story but to reveal charactersâ€™ layered emotional experiences and the specific textures and sensations of their locales. In the
cold, winter light of a rural Mississippi Delta township, a manâ€™s suicide radically transforms three charactersâ€™ lives and throws off-balance what has long been a static arrangement among them. With circumstances thrusting them into proximity, a subtle interdependence and common purpose emerge for Marlee and Lawrence as they navigate grief, test new waters, and tentatively move forward.
WINNER: Best Director & Excellence in Cinematography Sundance Film Festival
Film Society of Lincoln Center and Museum of Modern Art Directing Prize
Grand Jury Prize Buenes Aires Film Festival
FIPRECSI Prize: New York and Buenes Aires Film Festivals
â€œA STARTINGLY ASSURED, PITCH PERFECT FIRST FEATURE!â€
â€”Manohla Dargis NY Times
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