Jun 10, 2009

On Mississippi Damned and Ballast over @ H2N

Followers of this blog or of my writing for other sites know that I've never been partial to Lance Hammer's Ballast. I was able to explore those feelings a bit more in a review just published over at Hammer to Nail of Tiny Mabry's outstanding new drama Mississippi Damned, which just had its New York premiere last night at Newfest. It shares many things with Ballast (drama about black folks, Mississippi locale, impressive cinematography), but certainly not its phony ideological presuppositions and imposed mannerisms.