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Title Ballast / an Alluvial Film Company production and release ; producers, Lance Hammer, Nina Parikh ; writer-director, Lance Hammer.

Publication Info. New York : Kino International, [2009]


Location Call No. Status
 Berlin-Peck Memorial Library - Adult Department  DVD BALLAST    Check Shelf
 Mansfield, Main Library - Adult Audio Visual  DVD BALLAST    Check Shelf
 Portland Public Library - Adult Department  DVD DRA BAL    Check Shelf
 Windsor, Main Library - Adult Department  DVD BALL    Check Shelf
Edition [Widescreen].
Description 1 videodisc (96 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
System Details DVD, region 1, widescreen (2.35:1); Dolby Digital 5.1 surround, NTSC.
Note Title from container.
Cast Micheal J. Smith, Sr., Jimmyron Ross, Tarra Riggs, Johnny McPhail.
Credits Director of photography, Lol Crawley ; editor, Lance Hammer.
Note Originally released as a motion picture in 2008.
Audience Not rated.
Summary In the cold winter light of the Mississippi Delta, three lonely people stumble under the weight of a shared tragedy. Lawrence is paralyzed with grief after the suicide of his twin brother. Twelve-year-old James drifts into the perilous orbit of local teenagers while his single mother, Marlee, is too exhausted from her menial job to interpret the clues. Sudden violence forces mother and son to flee their home and they alight on Lawrence's property. This safe harbor rekindles the fury of a bitter, longstanding conflict.
Note Special features: Director supervised high-definition digital transfer; "Ballast Scene Development," a 37-minute making-of feature charting the evolution of several scenes through the improvisational conflict sessions and two-month rehearsal process that gave form to the final film; original theatrical trailer; a new essay by film critic Amy Taubin.
Language English dialogue, English, French or Spanish subtitles.
Note GMD: videorecording.
Subject Twins -- Mississippi -- Delta (Region) -- Drama.
Brothers -- Mississippi -- Delta (Region) -- Drama.
Mothers and sons -- Mississippi -- Delta (Region) -- Drama.
Single mothers -- Mississippi -- Delta (Region) -- Drama.
Youth and violence -- Mississippi -- Delta (Region) -- Drama.
Genre/Form Feature films.
Added Author Hammer, Lance.
Parikh, Nina.
Smith, Micheal J., Sr.
Ross, JimMyron.
Riggs, Tarra.
McPhail, Johnny.
Alluvial Film Company (Firm)
Kino International Corporation.
Standard No. 738329067021
Music No. K670 Kino International
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