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Ballast

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Genres: Drama
Starring: Tarra Riggs, Jim Myron Ross, Micheal J. Smith
Director: Lance Hammer
Plot Synopsis: A double prize winner at the Sundance Film Festival and one of the most critically acclaimed films of 2008, Ballast is a stunningly evocative story of personal catastrophe and communal redemption. In the cold winter light of the Mississippi Delta, three lonely people stumble under the weight of a shared tragedy. Lawrence (Micheal J. Smith, Sr.) is paralyzed with grief after the loss of his twin brother. Twelve-year-old James (Jim Myron Ross) drifts into the perilous orbit of local teenagers while his single mother, Marlee (Tarra Riggs), is too exhausted from her menial job to interpret the clues. When sudden violence forces mother and son to flee their home in the night, they alight desperately on Lawrence s property. Though this provides safe harbor, it rekindles the fury of a bitter, longstanding conflict. Writer-director Lance Hammer and his gifted cast of local, non-professional actors have created an unflinching, profoundly humane story of lost souls forced by circumstance to seek solace in the most unlikely of places.
  • Release Details
    Release Date: November 10th, 2009
    MPAA Rating: Unrated
    Movie Release Year: 2008
    Release Country: United States
    Movie Studio: Kino Video
  • Technical Specs
    Length:96 Minutes
    Specs:BD-25 Blu-ray Disc
    Video Resolution/Codec:1080p/AVC MPEG-4
    Aspect Ratio(s):2.35:1
    Audio Formats:English Dolby TrueHD 5.1 Surround Sound
    Subtitles/Captions:English, French, Spanish
    Special Features: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