Sometimes you have to lose your mind to find your freedom.
|In the sweltering summer of 1965, everybody in alabama went completely crazy, especailly 12-year-old peejoe's glamorous aunt lucille. When she got rid of her abusive husband and hit the road to fulfill her dreams of hollywood, she left peejoe with one explosive secret.|
Editor's NoteBanderas' directorial debut has enough plots for two movies. In one, crazy Lucille (Griffith) chops off her husband's head and flees to Hollywood to become a star. In another, a small black boy, Taylor Jackson (Miller), is the victim of brutally vicious racism, sparking a heated civil rights battle. All of this is seen through the eyes of Peejoe (Black), a young boy who recounts the events with a nostalgic memory, bringing all of the various subplots together.
Cast & Crew
|Mark Childress - Based On Novel By|
|Julio Macat - Cinematographer|
|Antonio Banderas - Director|
|Mark Snow - Musical Score|
|Meir Teper, et al. - Producer|
|Mark Childress - Screenplay|
Venice Film Festival (1999)
|Antonio Banderas, Nominee, Golden Lion|