Director: Lance Hammer
"A thoroughly engrossing experience that attends to everyday life's small (and in a few cases, significant) moments." - Variety
The lives of three African-Americans in the rural Mississippi Delta are laid bare in Ballast, the debut feature from director Lance Hammer that collected multiple honours at Sundance.
In the bleak cold of winter, a man's death by drug overdose tears at the fabric of a family. His twin, Lawrence, is so overcome with grief that he tries - and fails - to commit suicide, something that doesn't prevent the dead man's girlfriend and son from harbouring a deep resentment against the still-living twin.
Bound together by a dead man, the three characters in this delicately nuanced drama struggle to regain their equilibrium and rebuild their lives.
“LA is where love comes to die.” ... With 14 hours until the New Year, and every intention to let it pass without fanfare, Wilson wants to forget the last 12 months ever happened. Since moving to… More »
“You don't need medication, you need to get laid.”In the sweltering New York summer of 1994 Luke Shapiro is trying to beat his depression, lose his virginity, and make ends meet by selling weed o… More »
Ã¢â‚¬Å“There is no tomorrow, all my tomorrows are yesterday.Ã¢â‚¬Â ... Melody (Saffron Burrows) has been living an anaemic existence for a long time. With a thankless job and an equ… More »
For some, leaving home is easy. For Mikey, returning is the problem. ... After visiting his parents, 30-something Mikey decides to stay on, at first using the excuse of a cancelled flight. However it… More »
“Christopher Zalla's smartly scripted first feature is an exhilarating dog-eat-dog thriller brimming with style and exceptional performances.” - Sundance Film Festival ... Winner of the 2007 Sund… More »