It’s not set to hit the streaming service until November 17, but tomorrow, Netflix and The A.V. Club are bringing Chicagoans the opportunity to see Pariah director Dee Rees’ sophomore feature Mudbound early and for free. Early buzz has the film pegged as a strong contender for this year’s Oscars, and you can check it out yourself tomorrow night.
The film, about the tensions between two families—one black, one white—working the same land in 1940s Mississippi, engages with history and with issues of racial justice in moving and poetic fashion. Our own A.A. Dowd saw Mudbound at Sundance; there, he praised Rees’ direction, saying it “underlines the film’s vision of a divided America, while also lending a sprawling, prestige literary adaptation an interiority, a poetic touch. That’s no small feat.”
If you live in Chicago and would like to check out the film tomorrow night, Thursday, November 2, at the AMC River East 21 at 7:30 p.m., just follow this link to get passes for yourself and a guest. Just keep in mind that these screenings are intentionally overbooked to ensure a full house, so be sure to arrive early to claim your seat.
You can watch the trailer for Mudbound below.