A simple, straightforward, true story of racial injustice in a small Texas town, circa 2000, makes for an involving drama by director Tim Disney (great-nephew of the mouse man). When an African-American single mom (newcomer Nicole Beharie) is wrongly prosecuted for drug dealing, she scorns the customary plea bargain and decides to fight back in court which means taking on the countys kingpin DA (Michael OKeefe), who can potentially ruin her life even further. No tricks, no CGI, no supernatural happenings, just a strong plot well told. Written by producer Bill Haney, with fine supporting playing by Will Patton, Tim Blake Nelson, and Alfre Woodard (103 min.).
Director: Tim Disney
Writer: Bill Haney
Producer: Bill Haney
Cast: Nicole Beharie, Alfre Woodard, Charles Dutton, Tim Blake Nelson, Will Patton, Xzibit, Michael O'Keefe, Malcolm Barrett, Tim Ware and Paul David Story