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Southern Movie 21: “Sophie and the Rising Sun”

Among the plethora of films that deal with some aspect of racial issues in the American South – from the classic In the Heat of the Night to the recent Selma – the 2016 film Sophie and the Rising Sun takes a different angle. Set in a small coastal South Carolina town called Salty Creek in the fall of 1941, the story begins when an Asian man is dumped, bloody and barely conscious, off an interstate bus traveling from New York to Miami. This one doesn’t follow the oft-traveled road of… Read more Southern Movie 21: “Sophie and the Rising Sun”