Mississippi Damned wins Audience Award for Best Narrative Feature Film.

6/19/2009
Congrats to Mississippi Damned for winning Audience Award for Best Narrative Feature at NewFest - tickets still available to see it at Frameline33

film imageMississippi Damned recently screened at NewFest,
the New York LGBT Film Festival. We are proud to announce that
Mississippi Damned received the Audience Award for Best Narrative Feature. The NewFest audience
recognition marks their third award this season. Other awards include the Jury Award and Best Independent American Film from the Philadelphia Film Festival and the Special Jury Award for Narrative Breakthrough at the Atlanta Film Festival.


Don't miss this amazing film at Frameline33!


Thursday, June 25, 9:15 PM
Castro Theatre


 


What folks are saying about Mississippi Damned


"...the
characters in Mississippi Damned feel like fully realized individuals
capable of all the facets of the human character and more than willing
to yuck it up as tragedy sits perched all around them. This is a story
that, from its performances to its art direction, from its elegantly
lit, color-saturated cinematography to its keen ear for Southern Negro
dialect, immerses its audience in a credible and stirring depiction of
the type of place most American moviegoers are probably more familiar
with than they think, but rarely get to see on screen."             


- Brendon Harris, Hammer to Nail




"Overall,
every character is on a journey in "Mississippi Damned". They are
wading through tragedy and through circumstances in search of hope and
redemption. Luckily for us someone finds what they are looking for. It
is the year's best film...Last year, I sat through all the nominees for
Best Film for the Academy Awards and this independent film stands
shoulder to shoulder with them. We can only hope that more people are
able to view this film on a larger scale across country as it is a
story which needs to be told."


- Sekiya Dorsett, The Rainbow Collective


 


This
lusciously photographed period piece, set in a lower class southern
community in 1986 and 1998, showcases writer-director Tina Mabry's
ability to handle the complexities of an ensemble drama with her very
first feature. An impoverished black family (including David Malcolm
Kelley, who plays Walt on ABC's "Lost") cope with dreams of greater
ambitions. Whether confronting sexual tensions (in one case, a latent
homosexual relationship) or monetary woes, the characters in
"Mississippi Damned" represent the voice of a discontented people,
which comes through loud and clear.

-IndieWIRE



It's
rare that a movie entertains you, moves you, and leaves you thinking
long after you leave the theater. Mississippi Damned is one of those
rare gifts.

    -Audience member ATL Film Festival

 

In
what is pure, there is magic. An astounding message of triumph over
adversity. No matter what our background, heritage, or even our DNA,
this film proves humanity has the freedom to choose individual paths.

-Audience member ATL Film Festival

 

This
movie was the highlight of the festival! It not only displayed
wonderful cinematography, but the story...oh the story was so gripping.
Thought provoking and therapeutic all at once. I loved it!

-Audience Member ATL Film Festival


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