Mudbound is the first pure period piece that the crew has focused on, and that brings with it all sorts of complicating factors around how audiences now see history. Plus, Mudbound deals directly with themes and circumstances that land especially hard in the context of renewed conversations about white supremacy and violence against Black bodies. This idea of context and how that influences how you receive a movie propels much of the trio’s conversation, whether they are touching on Rees’ directorial choices, the screenplay adapted from Hillary Jordan’s novel, or the stunningly talented cast of the film.
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