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Mississippi Damned (2009)

Three poor Black kids in rural Mississippi reap the consequences of their family's cycle of abuse, addiction, and violence.

Director:

Tina Mabry

Writer:

Tina Mabry
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Cast

Credited cast:
Adam Clark ... Junior
Malcolm Goodwin ... Sammy Stone
Michael Hyatt ... Delores
Malcolm David Kelley ... Young Sammy
Jossie Thacker Jossie Thacker ... Charlie
Tessa Thompson ... Kari Peterson
Simbi Kali ... Anna (as Simbi Kali Williams)
D.B. Woodside ... Tyrone
Chasity Kershal Hammitte Chasity Kershal Hammitte ... Leigh
Kylee Russell ... Young Kari
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Cynthia Addai-Robinson ... Milena
Michael Beasley ... James
Donna Biscoe ... Gloria
Southey Blanton Southey Blanton ... Irv
Benjamin Brown ... Ray
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Storyline

In the years 1986 and 1998 three black children living in Mississippi deal with poverty, violence and abuse. Young Kari the main character, is a talented pianist who hopes to pursue a career in it one day. Her sister Leigh is struggling to hide her lesbian relationship with her girlfriend, Paula. Their cousin Sammy, is a star basketball player. Each child deals with their dysfunctional family, including gambling, alcoholism, and poverty.

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Wanting to escape was the easy part.

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Drama

Certificate:

TV-MA

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 January 2009 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

North Carolina, USA

Company Credits

Production Co:

Morgan's Mark See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Despite being set in Tupelo, Mississippi, Mississippi Damned was actually filmed on location in and around Ahoskie, North Carolina. See more »

Soundtracks

I Got In
Music by Ryan Adison Amen
© 2009 Morgan's Mark / 2015 Various Artists
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1 June 2016 | by Chris-500See all my reviews

This was an excellent and well told story.I love the way Tina introduces the character's and how the story is inter woven from house to house.The characters were so very related to me. I felt like she was telling my story.I 100% related to this film because I also came from this environment and felt this environment in my gut. I hated the one person who gave it a bad review was because he did not see a good male character but I guess he didn't see where this was based on a true story. I cried so hard for this story and for Kari. My mother drove me to school and struggled to pay for me to go to school. I am having all of my friends watch this movie. I would love to produce your next film Tina.


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