Staying with the theme of injustice and in light of the Charlottesville Neo-Nazi white supremacist rallies, Sunapranta presents the thought-provoking and hard-hitting race thriller Mississippi Burning - this Wednesday, 4th October 2017, 6.30 pm at Sunaparanta Indoor gallery.
Film: Mississippi Burning (1988)
Directed by: Alan Parker
Cast: Gene Hackman, Willem Dafoe, Frances McDormand, R. Lee. Ermey, Brad Dourif, Michael Rooker
Run Time: 2 hrs 5 mins
About the Film:
Based in part on the real life disappearance of three civil rights activists, the film is a brutal expose of racism against African-Americans in segregated 1960's Mississippi, America. The film is also a gripping murder-mystery thriller as 'by the rulebook' FBI man Willem Dafoe struggles with the 'bend the rules to get at the truth' strategies of colleague Gene Hackman (in one of his finest and most under-rated performances). Frances McDormand (Fargo) is also brilliant in one her early roles as a conflicted wife.
Nominated for 7 Oscars with one win for Cinematography for Peter Biziou (In The Name of The Father)