'Mississippi Damned' a 2009 film directed by Tina Mabry is now available to stream on Netflix. The film is based Mabry's life growing up in Tupelo, Mississippi.
Thanks to Ava DuVernay and Tilane Jones of AFFRM and Array Releasing you can now watch the acclaimed drama on Netflix.
Here's a synopsis of the film:MISSISSIPPI DAMNED got lost in the shuffle. The Hollywood shuffle. Indiewood shuffle. The filmmakers fought to give it a life. #arraynow— Ava DuVernay (@AVAETC) September 1, 2015
Watch the trailer below.
Wanting to escape was the easy part. Taking place in 1986 and 1998 and based on a true story, three poor, Black kids in rural Mississippi reap the consequences of their family’s cycle of abuse, addiction, and violence. They independently struggle to escape their circumstances and must decide whether to confront what’s plagued their family for generations or succumb to the same crippling fate, forever damned in Mississippi. Bitterly honest and profoundly subtle, writer/director Tina Mabry successfully captures growing up in a world where possibilities and opportunities seem to die in the face of the suffocating reality of physical and sexual abuse, obsession, and a myriad of destructive compulsions.