BGN #132 I The Mudbound Episode

"Mudbound" the new film premiering on Netflix November 17th follows the McAllan family, newly transplanted from the quiet civility of Memphis and unprepared for the harsh demands of farming. Despite the grandiose dreams of Henry (Clarke), his wife Laura (Mulligan) struggles to keep the faith in her husband's losing venture. Meanwhile, Hap and Florence Jackson (Morgan, Blige) — fellow sharecroppers who have worked the land for generations — struggle bravely to build a small dream of their own despite the rigidly enforced social barriers they face.

 

The war upends both families' plans as their returning loved ones, Jamie McAllan (Hedlund) and Ronsel Jackson (Mitchell), forge a fast but uneasy friendship that challenges the brutal realities of the Jim Crow South in which they live.

Interviews with: Jason Mitchell, Rob Morgan and Dee Rees

Hosted by Kyndal and Joi

Edited by Jamie Broadnax

Music by Sammus and SkyBlew