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Ballast (2008)

 -  Drama  -  19 January 2008 (USA)
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A drama set in the Mississippi delta, where one man's suicide affects three people's lives.

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A single mother and her embattled son struggle to subsist in a small Mississippi Delta township. An act of violence thrusts them into the world of an emotionally devastated highway store owner, awakening the fury of a bitter and longstanding conflict. Written by Anonymous

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$700,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$8,572 (USA) (3 October 2008)

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$76,211 (USA) (5 December 2008)
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This is what it's all about
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A lot of people sidestep traditional methods when it comes to film-making, and even film releasing these days, but it takes a film with quality to truly buck the system and make it a viable option for future filmmakers.

This is that film.

Slacker did it in '91.

Head Trauma made some serious waves in '99

Four Eyed Monsters took a step in the right direction in '06.

But this is the first truly cinematic American Indie to make a serious case for maintaining creative control.

Worthy of the criterion treatment I'd say (heck, George Washington got one).


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