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Rivers Wash Over Me (2009)

Not Rated | | Drama, Romance | 6 June 2009 (USA)
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After his mother dies, Sequan, a sensitive teenager from Brooklyn, moves in with relatives living in a small town plagued with secrets hidden deep within its lush, rural Alabama terrain. ... See full summary »

Director:

John G. Young

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Darien Sills-Evans (screenplay), John G. Young (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Credited cast:
Julia Carothers Hughes ... Celeste Anderson
Elizabeth Dennis Elizabeth Dennis ... Lori Anderson
Terrance Epps ... Coach Williams
Tina Jetter ... Charity
Leslie Jones Leslie Jones ... LuEllen
Paul Kelly Paul Kelly ... Mr. Hack
Alain Lauture Alain Lauture ... Skinny Tim Buchanan
Sonequa Martin-Green ... Shawna King (as Sonequa Martin)
Cameron Mitchell Mason Cameron Mitchell Mason ... Michael Willis
Duane McLaughlin ... Ahmed Robins
Derrick L. Middleton Derrick L. Middleton ... Sequan Greene
Conor Romero ... Billy
Xosha Roquemore ... Racine Buchanan
Aidan Schultz-Meyer Aidan Schultz-Meyer ... Jake Anderson
Darien Sills-Evans ... Charles King
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After his mother dies, Sequan, a sensitive teenager from Brooklyn, moves in with relatives living in a small town plagued with secrets hidden deep within its lush, rural Alabama terrain. Sequan finds refuge in a friendship with a troubled girl who astutely hones in on his true sexuality and introduces him to her cute brother. Written by Outfest

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Drama | Romance

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Not Rated

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It just hit me
7 May 2016 | by chewie-albertSee all my reviews

I stumbled over this movie on Amazon Prime and didn't expect anything special or even good. The low tempo and depressing opening didn't convince me that I would make it to the end. To be honest, I was playing 2048 while watching at first ...

But then. somehow, I forgot the game and sunk deeply into this story about loss, racism, politics which is also an insightful portrait of small town life.

This is not a "feel good movie" - not at all. But it made me feel with the characters deeply and left me impressed.

As I'm neither American nor black or gay I can't judge about the authenticity of the setting or scenery. I can only say that the characters and storyline felt authentic to me.

If you're a seeker of the deeper aspects of human life and humanity you will appreciate this movie. It hurts to watch.


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Country:

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Language:

English

Release Date:

6 June 2009 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Wasser und Blut See more »

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1.85 : 1
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