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Southern Movie 22: “Mud Bound”

Like the last Southern Movie that I wrote about, Sophie and the Rising Sun, the new Netflix movie Mud Bound also deals with life in the Deep South during the era of World War II. Set in Mississippi, “Mud Bound” follows two families – one white, one black – through the inherent difficulties of the mid-century Southern farming life: land ownership, racial tensions, and post-traumatic stress. After an ominous foreshadowing scene that has two brothers trying to dig a hole and bury their father before a looming storm arrives, Mud Bound introduces… Read more Southern Movie 22: “Mud Bound”